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Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians #4)

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Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple--she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He's a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in sav ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 403 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2013)
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AJ
More Immortal Guardians! In fact, more hot, French, Immortal Guardians. What’s not to love?

This time focusing on Etienne, Dianne Duvall has given us another fantastically fast paced, action-packed and humorous story featuring, once again, a gorgeously sexy Immortal finding himself a strong woman, and a straight-talking couple who are open about their feelings, follow their hearts and have a hot, drama-free, functional relationship.

Krysta is a fighter. As a human, she has been fighting vampires
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Beth
I found Darkness Rises a phenomenal read! All of Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series have become a favorite of mine but Darkness Rises has even rose above every one of my expectations. If you haven't check out her work...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, IT IS INCREDIBLE!

Krysta and her brother Sean have been fighting vampires for the past six years. Hunting one night Krysta accidentally attracts an Immortal Guardian as well as a large group of vampires. Just when the tides of battle with the vampi
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Elizabeth
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I really need to catch up on my reviews for this series. I will say that this one was my favorite of the series and the plot continues to build which is why I keep reading! :D
Krissy
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in place of an honest review.


Darkness Rises is Dianne's best work yet!
The Immortal Guardians rock down the house in this action packed book. A phenominal power couple heat up the pages, Krysta and Étienne are fantastic.
I really loved getting to touch bases again with old friends from her previous novels. We as readers don't get to see that very often so its nice to see previous characters continuing on well after their individual novels.
I loved ge
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Buffy Kennedy
This book left me speechless. I don’t like to think of myself as one of those people that says “OMG” at the drop of a hat or anything, but that was really all I was left with after finishing this book. Krysta and Etienne are pretty awesome and cute together, as they challenge each other, push each other’s buttons, and continuously get themselves into some kind of trouble, especially with Krysta’s brother Sean.

I love how everyone rallies around Ami, even without knowing the reasons it’s so import
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Kimba
Darkness Rises by Dianne Duvall quickly reminded me why I enjoy paranormal romances wrapped in suspense and a little paranormal woo-woo. While this was my first Duvall novel and the fourth in the Immortal Guardians series, this worked wonderfully as a standalone. Fans of Laurie London’s Sweetblood series will love the fast-pace, characters and sizzling romance that Duvall delivers. Three word review: suspenseful, romantic and action-packed.

Etienne an immortal guardian is watching from the roofto
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T.J. Shaw
I loved the chemistry between Etienne and Krysta and really found myself rooting for them. We also get to read about past couples as they contribute to the overall story without detracting from the main characters or slowing down the action. And can I just say that I laugh during any scene where Sheldon opens his mouth! He’s one funny dude!

I whipped through these books in record time and now I’m stuck waiting on the next one in the series. I have so many questions and want to know more about Za
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡

This book started out really good & I couldn't put to down. I'm not quite sure what happened, but somewhere in the 40% through it became really really cheesy.

A girl and her brother live together in a hobble of a house while he goes to medical school & she hunts vampires. They also have menial jobs & they barely get by. I wasn't quite sure why they were so poor & living in a shack. I thought maybe their parents died, but low and behold they aren't. They are alive & pretty muc
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Dali from TJLovesToRead
A hidden enemy resurrecting bad memories from the past and bent on capturing the Immortals darkens this otherwise comically sweet and sexy story.

I loved this series from the start, with its endearing characters and smart plot. The family of Immortals, gifted ones and seconds keeps getting bigger, stronger and funnier. They range from somewhat clueless to antisocial, and everything good in between, even the vampire “bad guys” get to their humor in.

This book about tender, sweet and old-fashioned
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Shauni
I read Dianne Duvall's First book Darkness Dawns and fell in love! It began an affair of the heart with these powerful Immortals. Men and Women who walked this world and yet were not of it. Individuals who thought that for some reason that when the Vampire bit, it didn't affect them.. Which is true.. what they didn't know was it didn't affect them because they were more than human.. They were "gifted ones" and over time their history may have been lost... what with the witch hunts, exorcisms, in ...more
TJlovestoread Blog
The plot is getting thicker!!! totally hooked.
I really liked it, minus some few things here and there....
The chemistry between Krysta and Etienne was really cool, but the steam factor was turned down a bit in this book. I would have liked for them to take the relationship deeper and also more of them together, felt the book was a little rushed at times.

I say the plot thickens.... yeah.... what is it with that comment about why are there to many "gifted ones" in the area... and Seth and Zach.. w
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Wendy Dinwiddie
I received and ARC of this book as winner of Dianne's blog contest.

Dianne Duvall hit it out of the park again. I absolutely loved this book. I have to say Etienne and Krysta have jumped to my second favorite Immortal Guardians couple. This book not only had their love story but included several scenes with previous characters. Some secrets come to light while new ones surface and creating more questions for the Immortals future. It was captivating and action packed. Kept you guessing.

Definitely
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Christi Snow
My Review:
Overall.... 4.25
Performance... 4.5
Story.... 4.0

It's been a while since I dropped into the Immortal Guardian world and I had forgotten just how much I love it. This was a great book to get me back into it.

Sean and Krysta made this book for me. I loved the siblings who have been fighting vampires together with no real training or experience for 6 years. And they really have been working blind. They have no idea about the Immortals or Seconds although Krysta has heard rumblings from the v
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A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ Many thanks to Kensington for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Étienne d’Alençon is an Immortal Guardian. Tasked with protecting humans from vampires, he and his siblings, along with other Immortal Guardians, hunt each night, but no matter how many vampires they take out more seem to fill the void. One night while on patrol Étienne comes across Krysta Linz, a human vampire hunter. Even though she has some serious mad fighting skillz he decides to follow her
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Krysta is a rare human female. She knows that she is different and she uses her differences to fight an evil that most believe to be myth. She has vowed to eradicate all vampires from the face of the earth. It’s a solid plan. It’s a plan that she has stuck to for quite a few years. The sexy vampire who helps her slay the blood suckers is a game changer she was not prepared for. Etienne is not sure what to make of the human who fights vamps nearly as well as an Immortal. His interest is piqued an ...more
Sin
Sep 28, 2013 Sin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
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Eva Millien
The fourth book of the Immortal Guardians series is an action filled adventure full of intrigue, romance and immortal warriors.

This series continues to be a great, entertaining and wild read with its world full of strong, intriguing characters that bewitch the reader and continue to draw them deeper into the adventure.

When Krysta comes across an immortal warrior, Etienne, who saves her life, she’s not sure what to think after all she is on a mission to kill all vampires. Etienne is immediately i
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Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Favorite Lines Are you afraid?

No need to share all of our secrets at once.

We can do anything as long as were together

Because I think Krysta has lost her damned mind

As always the Immortal Guardians give me EXACTLY what I need! I was feeling kinda just blah and then I dove into this book and it had me smiling in minutes! Etienne oh he is such a fabulous man! I have been waiting for his story and OH HE'S BEEN PAIRED WITH THE PERFECT WARRIOR WOMAN!
Krysta is a vampire hunter! (Perfect right?) she's
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Sonja
I won this book thru one of Kensington's contests and was starting to think my ebook would show up before the paperback. But it made my day when it finally came in the mail. I don't even remember how I stumbled across this series with the first book, Darkness Dawns, but with each new book I am so glad I did. This series is definitely one of my absolute favorite. I devoured the first one and have thoroughly enjoyed the following three. Be that as it may, I'll be honest and say that it was not as ...more
Gabriel
This time we have Étienne's HEA, so there is more action for our favorites immortals when old enemies come back, secrets are disclosed and there is lots of love in the air.

BUT to tell the truth I did not enjoy this book AS MUCH as the previous installment of this series. At this point I think d’Alencon twins
got royally screw, let me explain that: I was so excited to read about Richart because the need to know who was his mystery lady was KILLING me and I REALLY wanted to know how and why Sheldon
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Darcy
I thought this one was fun to read as it had a lot of light-hearted moments. I loved Krysta's attitude, even when she first encountered Étienne she didn't back down. Once she was let in on the secret she seemed to embrace the new life and her place in it. I also loved the relationship between Krysta and Sean. They were always 100% there for each other. I loved how their parents were able to pull a fast one on them at the end.

I am glad that Ami's secrets are out and how everyone reacted to them.
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Tera
Another great book with great characters. Krysta and Etienne are so perfect for each other, just as they should be. This is definitely an author to stay aware of, it's like she can do no wrong!


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Jennifer Cazares
This is so far...my favorite in the series! Loved the story line, the characters...all of it. The book flowed easily from one chapter to the next. Action packed and plenty of humor and heat. Leaves you wanting more. I reallly need more Zach thats for sure. Krysta and ettienne make a great team and it is always nice to visit with characters from earlier books as well. There were many possible hints for future story lines started in this book and i cant wait to see who and what is next! Waiting a ...more
Donna
Oh I was hoping Etienne would get his own book. I've wanted to know more about him from the beginning. As one of the younger immortals (only a few hundred years) he's almost still learning. He finds himself attracted to a free-lance vampire slayer who has stayed under the radar of the Guardians for years. Krysta and her brother know nothing about the Guardians either, so there's a pretty steep learning curve ahead. This is one of my favorite series ever. Dianne, what about Seth's cousin - please ...more
Melindeeloo
Immortal Guardian Etienne loves strong women and he meets his match in human vampire hunter Krysta when he saves Krysta from a hunt that takes a wrong turn. Since Krysta can see auras she knows that Etienne is different from the blood thirsty blood suckers she hunts, but he still has fangs and super speed so she's a bit confused when she discovers that he's secretly keeping her safe as she continues to hunt.

I was really looking forward to Etienne's book (I love his name) since (2.5 stars = okay
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Sue
Kristen Potter narration 4.5
story 4.25
Wish I could rate half stars, because only my unforgettables get 5.

With that said.... I loved it...the couple was fantastic...we got a little more insight into Seth and David. Two new immortals, my only regret is the original characters are starting to fade.

Zack is so intriguing... only negative... author took a year to put this installment out... love the whole series. Be sure to start from the beginning otherwise you'll miss some of the fun.
Amy Softa
Great addition to this series that I had forgotten how much I enjoyed. I still want to know more about David and Seth, and now Zach has piqued my interest. I can see that he is being set up to be paired with Lisette, only fair that she find her H.E.A after all her brother's have found theirs. I am also wondering who is behind the mercenaries. Kryst and Etienne are a good match and it was fun to see how they ended up together.
Leigh
I really loved this book, its my favorite of the series. I enjoyed seeing all the Immortals that we have enjoyed and I'm looking forward to finding out who the betrayer is. Etienne and Krysta were awesome, I just love a strong female who can kick butt. I'm really looking forward to Lisette and Zach's book.
Maria
I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!

Who knew that I'd fall so hard for Immortal Guardians and their mates. Seth and David, the more I learn about these two immortals the more I want to know. I love the fact that though they could quickly overtake the story they play just the right authority to keep it going and yet weave the whole series in to one amazing saga.

Etienne and Krysta, the way they banter, love, and fight is so carefree and loving you can't help but smile. I like the fact that we see her brother,
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Cherise
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Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series. Her debut novel Darkness Dawns, Book 1, was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. Night Reigns, Book 2, was declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book R

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“He just seemed menacing. Like he could slit your throat, then sit down, prop his feet on your corpse, and eat a sandwich.” 11 likes
“There is no reason to feel embarrassed, Krysta."
"Easy for you to say! You weren't caught mentally checking out my package!"
~ Étienne and Krysta”
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