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Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians #4)

4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  3,569 Ratings  ·  264 Reviews
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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Feb 09, 2016 Ally rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 03-paranormal
How the HE!! did this get so many good reviews

I must be weird or wrong in the head. I did not like this book. Hashtag fricking NOPE.

B!tch please. Krysta, our fair heroine, girl if I met your selfish a$$, vampire hunter or not, your throat would be black and blue from my punches. You are a terrible, self centered heroine who puts everyone in danger to meet your own needs. Ugh.

The hero, Etienne, he had a few moments but few is the keyword. Gah!

The steamy stuff. Please. Nothing steamy there. No c
Feb 06, 2014 AJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 03, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal

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
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
Katie Michaels
Sep 13, 2015 Katie Michaels rated it really liked it
I have yet to meet an installment in this series that I didn’t like. At the risk of gushing a little, I have got to say that the Immortal Guardians has quickly become one of my favorite paranormal romance series. There are many reasons why, but the top three are easy: the characters are engaging and well-drawn; the romances are easy to root for; and the worldbuilding is interesting without being overly complex. There’s also great pacing, fun sexytimes, and plenty of action. Really, what’s not to ...more
Aug 19, 2013 Krissys rated it it was amazing
Shelves: featured-books, star
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
T.J. Shaw
Mar 21, 2014 T.J. Shaw rated it really liked it
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
Trish R.
May 17, 2017 Trish R. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal lovers
Recommended to Trish by: My daughter
Wonderful again..

First read October 1, 2013, and still loving the series. I just wish it hadn’t stopped at book 6. There are so many other characters that deserve their own books, especially my favorites Seth and David.

Although I did like Etienne and Krysta’s story, even though it was really hard to believe she had been hunting and killing vampires for six years and she was mortal. And at the end you did find out why there was no chance she would be killed, even though she (and WE) didn’t know i
Jul 29, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
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
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
Darkness Rises is the 4th book in Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardian Series. That being said, let me stop you right there. This book can can be read as a standalone, but I could not recommend it. If you’re just now stepping into the world of the Immortal Guardians, do yourself a favor and go back to the first book. You won’t regret it. As for Darkness Rises itself, this book touches on so many different things, preps you for the next book in the series and packs one hell of a love story.

In this b
4.5-5 stars

This was another great addition to this series. Krysta and Etienne are perfect for each other and I love them both. The storyline is interesting and engaging (as usual) and my only issue with this book is it ending and having to wait for the next book to come out to see what happens next! *sigh*

Krysta is pretty kickass. She's a Vampire hunter (with the help of her brother as backup) and has been doing it for 6 years. She's never met a sane vampire before but one night when she encount
Buffy Kennedy
Jul 16, 2013 Buffy Kennedy rated it it was amazing
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

2.5 to 3 stars (would be 1 star but I actually liked the non-romance parts so I rated it higher)

This was a pretty big disappointment to me. At first, I thought the heroine, Krysta, was sassy and fun, and then once I learned more about her, I ended up being completely disgusted by her. Really. She was the most selfish thing ever. By 50%, I just had to skim all of her parts with the hero, Etienne because I couldn't stand to even read about her. I only tuned in to scenes with others, or sought out
Sep 06, 2015 CC rated it liked it
Meh. I don't have a lot to say about this book. It was fine. There was nothing wrong. I did not dislike anyone. It was just blah.

I have no idea why the author chose to write this story about a character we have barely seen in prior books. I had zero interest in Etienne. He has such minor roles in the prior books that there was nothing intriguing about him. His heroine was a tough chick. I liked her. Kept expecting her to piss me off, but she did not. I just was not feeling the chemistry. They d
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
♡ 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
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe
“Abruptly, the song “Squirrels in My Pants” from Phineas and Ferb filled the air.”
Way to ruin a moment, if you ask me.

Page turner: YES
Part in a series

Krysta met Étienne while she was battling vampires thinking he is one of them, what with him with fangs and the glowing eyes. Although, his aura is a swirl of white mixed in with violet, and the vampires with a manic of orange. Étienne was, for all intents and purposes, savings Kryta’s ass.

The story, from the start, captured me all along. F
May 29, 2013 Dali rated it really liked it
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
TJlovestoread Blog
May 29, 2013 TJlovestoread Blog rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires
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
Wendy Dinwiddie
Apr 13, 2013 Wendy Dinwiddie rated it it was amazing
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.

Amy M.
Mar 26, 2016 Amy M. rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5 stars
May 19, 2016 Deiras rated it really liked it
4,3 stars!!
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
Christi Snow
Oct 04, 2013 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
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
Paranormal Romance
Armed with her knives and her ability to see auras, the heroine stalks the night for the creatures who stalk vulnerable people. Though she's human and fragile, she risks her life every night in order to kill vampires and protect the people around her. One night, her whole world changes. When she's confronted by a rather large gang of the undead and she thinks she's bitten off more than she can chew, she's saved by the most unlikely of heroes. It's quite evident that he's a vampire himself but ev ...more
Oct 17, 2013 Gabriel rated it really liked it
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
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
Oct 08, 2015 Megan rated it it was amazing

Love it! Not that I am surprised at all. I have loved this entire series. Dianne Duvall is just fantastic and she knows how to write an engaging book. I can't stop once I start. I started the audio book at work but my work day ended and I wanted to stay.. ! seriously that's how into the book I was.

Krysta was another badass female lead like the rest of the women in this series. What I love about these books is that yes they all can seriously kick some ass but
Eva Millien
Oct 01, 2013 Eva Millien rated it it was amazing
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
Lenore Kosinski
Aug 03, 2015 Lenore Kosinski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
4.5 stars -- This was a hard one for me to decide rounding up or down. And I'm still not sure if I chose correctly. I really did enjoy Etienne and Krysta's love story, but I guess I just had a few tiny moments of "really?" that were the deciding factor.

I think I still love Richart more, but Etienne turned out to be uber sweet and I LOVED how perfect Krysta was for him. I didn't always feel all the chemistry, but part of that was because there was so much going on, that the love story was almost
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Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and "wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choic

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