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Deadly Desire (Riley Jenson Guardian #7)

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Seduction that kills. Pleasure to die for. She just can’t resist…

Guardian Riley Jenson always seems to face the worst villains. And this time’s no different. For it’s no ordinary sorceress who can raise the dead to do her killing. But that’s exactly what Riley expects to find at the end of a trail of female corpses used—and discarded—in a bizarre ritual of evil. With press
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Random House (first published March 19th 2009)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Mar 22, 2009 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009-reads
Half wolf, half vampire and with abilities that are still manifesting, Riley Jenson's work as a Guardian is never boring. Her latest cases involve dead humans and dead vampires. And if that's not enough trouble, it's also coming up on the full moon when her wolf demands sex...and lots of it. Good thing she has her hunky vampire, Quinn, to meet her demands. Of course, nothing is so attractive to her wolf than another wolf, and wouldn't you know it, this case has her running into the same wolf ove ...more
Summer
So Riley is on yet another case of a serial killer. It starts out where she's already failed to catch the killer once and she's determined not to make that mistake again. However, its near the time of the month where the moon is full. In Riley's world that means her body wants to have A LOT of sex. NOW. This makes keeping her mind serious about the case rather difficult. She tries to overcome her urges and follows her instincts to an old building. There she discovers that she's been following a ...more
 Tina (Fantastic Book Review)
So Riley is back at it again, there’s no time for rest and relaxation in her world. This book is another great addition to the series. I always want to hear more about the sexy men in Riley’s life and how the full moon affects her relationships. As for her current lover Quinn, I love how he’s willing to give Riley everything she desires….what a perfect man and how can I find one that’s undead.

Who is this sexy bounty hunter Kye Murphy? If you have been keeping up with the series, he was introduce
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Nichole (Dirrty H)
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Shera (Book Whispers)
The Riley Jenson series covers a lot of magical creatures. The classic zombie and sorceress(es) are up now! Again the mystery wasn't exactly original here, but that's not where this book is drawing it’s “steam” from. It shows the hard part of the law as humans can get away with harsh disgusting crimes, when supernaturals would be simply put down at the first hint of suspicion. It’s chilling, and more then a bit frustrating as Riley frantically tries to get "proof" to put the bad guys away.

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Maria
Oct 19, 2009 Maria rated it really liked it
It's hard to like a book when you don't really like the main character: Riley Jenson. All she seems to do (from the 1st book all the way through the 4th book - Dangerous Games) is complain, complain, and COMPLAIN about how she doesn't want to be a Guardian, and how she thinks her lover Quinn is too narrow-minded when he doesn't want her to have sex indiscrimmiantly. "Oh, boo-hoo, my boyfriend doens't want me to have sex with other men!" And the sex scenes are not even that good: there's no real ...more
Ithlilian
Jan 11, 2011 Ithlilian rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
The Riley Jensen series has been one of my favorites for a while. Unfortunately, the last few novels haven't wowed me. It's feels like Riley is talking about the same issues in every novel. She will be in grave danger and she will never be happy with Quinn because he's not a werewolf. Her thinking is very one dimensional, and she hasn't grown much as a character from novel one. She is still lusting after random strangers when she has a man at home, and frankly it's starting to get old. The serie ...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Half-werewolf, half-vampire, Riley Jenson is a Guardian working for the Directorate which polices the nonhuman races, and she's very good at her job. Even though there's a drug in her system that keeps changing her and they're not sure what it'll do to her, she still strives for what every werewolf wants: a soul mate, and kids.

The kids are beyond her now thanks to the drug in her system, but she's still hoping to one day meet her soul mate - who, sadly, can never be Quinn, her sexy, ancient vam
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Darcy
Apr 15, 2009 Darcy rated it really liked it
I liked this book, was a little different from the others in the series as for the most part Riley is happy. You gotta love that. I like the twist at the end, but not sure what it will mean for her. I loved seeing more interaction with Riley, Rhoan, and Liander. They are making their little family work. It seems like something is headed her way with her old pack, can't wait to see what happens there.
Aure   `Reading With The Dark`
This was da best in this series!
Lorre
Feb 27, 2017 Lorre rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-complete
The cases Riley is working on are getting repetitive... the last few books she's working on 2 different cases and every time the cases end up being related with each other.

It will be interesting to see how this new development in Riley's private life will play out. Hopefully it will bring some excitement to the story!
I guess Dia was right when she said Riley will find what she wants but not in the way she expected.
Melliane
Jun 17, 2012 Melliane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mon avis en Français

My English review

Enchainer directement le tome 6 avec le tome 7 a été un réel plaisir. Bien sûr, on retrouve une nouvelle enquête, de nouveaux meurtres effrayants et ainsi que de nouveaux personnages. Un mélange toujours explosif.

Riley se voit confier une affaire mettant en scène des jeunes filles assassinées et des zombies dont on ne comprend pas vraiment l’existence ou même leur but. C’est déjà une affaire assez compliquée en elle-même mais quand à présent des vampires sont
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Dorri
Sep 26, 2009 Dorri rated it really liked it
Shelves: smut, fantasy-urban
In the seventh installment of Keri Arthur's Guardian novels, we find Riley accepting her new role as a Guarding of the Directorate and as a lover to the still mysterious Quinn. Trying to live in the now, Riley is focusing on the case involving zombies. Someones raising them and using them to kill teenage girls, which leads Riley to a shape-shifting sorceress and a small batch of zombies. All of which put Riley in the deep end, until Kye, a werewolf mercenary and general pain in the tush, shows u ...more
Leah
Oct 12, 2011 Leah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of paranormal romance, fans of Riley Jenson series
Rating: 2.5 of 5

My enjoyment of Deadly Desire was definitely hindered by two things: one, I hadn't read any of the previous six books in the Riley Jenson Guardian series; and two, I'm not what you'd call a fan of "paranormal romance."

I bought this book on impulse years ago, not realizing it was the seventh in a series, thinking I might find a story and characters I liked as much as those in Laurell K. Hamilton's books. (Entertainment being the number one reason anyone would read these types of b
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Chiara Cilli
Jul 05, 2012 Chiara Cilli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
E' inutile, non c'è niente da fare: Keri Arthur è e rimarrà la scrittrice migliore dell'intera galassia! Il suo stile è sensazionale, riesce a trascinarti letteralmente dentro la storia :woot: Le scene d'azione sono incredibili e non so che altro aggiungere per far capire quanto ammiri questa donna! Keri è il mio idolo :wub: Ma analizziamo meglio il settimo capitolo di questa serie sexy e inimitabile:

Finalmente Riley e Quinn hanno un rapporto stabile - e qui non potrei essere più contenta -, ma
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Lunasea
Apr 21, 2009 Lunasea rated it it was amazing
This is another six star, if not seven star book. Keri Arthur is easily one of my top five favorite authors, maybe even in the top three. Hers is the one universe I want to live most in. Riley is one of the few characters I want to be. She is one of the authors I MUST get the day the book comes out. I even call the bookstore to make sure they got it for me. She's on my list of books I gave the bookstore to get for me.

Now that I've gotten the gushing out of the way, to this book specifically. Don
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I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
This one was a little slow in the beginning, but it got much better at the end. I enjoyed all the little surprises that Keri Arthur threw in regarding Riley. Riley has come a long way since those first books--although her "wolf" is craving the free loving lifestyle she was so comfortable with, her heart is leaning towards being with one man. Of course, she wouldn't be Riley if she was that forthcoming with her lover--so she always keeps her options open.

Although I am glad that Riley has finally
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Lori
Sep 30, 2009 Lori rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, ebooks
Pretty ok addition to the series. Not as good as the last two books but for different reasons than the first four. I like to see Riley growing as a character, doing things like wearing sneakers to work instead of stilettos and trying to be--for the most part--a one man gal. What strikes me most about this book is just how boring Quinn has become. He's lost his teeth. Not literally, but... he's a char with a lot of depth and while I have been annoyed in the past by some of his poor choices I also ...more
Susan
Jul 27, 2009 Susan rated it really liked it
Riley has finally faced the fact that she can never leave the Directorate, especially with affects of ARCI-23 in her body. In book 7, she is on the hunt for someone whose raising zombies and killing off vampires. During her encounter with some gruesome hellhounds, she is saved by Kye, a bounty hunter who loves to kill for profit.

She finally take her next steps in exploring her relationship with Quinn, but making sure that this sexy vampire, fully understands that she is still looking for her sou
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Dec 14, 2009 Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus by: Heidi
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Cyndi
Oct 11, 2015 Cyndi rated it really liked it
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Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Jul 01, 2011 Wendy ~M/M Junkie~ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: source-to-sort
I absolutely love the Riley Jensen series! These books are always an adventure topped with steamy romance. Definately a must read and a series I highly recommend. Riley is an amazing character that draws the readers into her world easily!
Courtney
Jul 29, 2009 Courtney rated it really liked it
I continue to enjoy this series as it goes along and the ending to this particular book has only left me anxiously waiting the next one. Very very good writing and I don't find that the sex is overdone as it often can be in these paranormal need-sex-or-die stories. I like it.
Amber
Apr 06, 2009 Amber rated it liked it
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Rebecca
Jun 05, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Took a while to get into this one but bloody hell it was good romance,murders,sex and vampires wolf guardians and oh goodness badness and down awesome another great read.
Nancy
Jan 25, 2012 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Oh so deliciously good. It had everything I love, mystery, gore, excitement, sexual tension and sweetness. Can't wait for the next book.
Laura
Aug 17, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I have to finish this series!!
Debra
May 26, 2010 Debra rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! I must say that it brought tears to my eyes in a big way! I'm really feeling for Riley and Quinn. Must read, highly recommend!
Miraphora
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Fefi
Quello che salva questa serie dall'essere improntata troppo sul sesso,sono le storie di spietati omicidi,sempre paranormali,che Riley si trova a risolvere in ogni libro.
Questa è la volta di macabre uccisioni di vampiri e adescamenti di giovani ragazzi e ragazze da parte di due donne negromanti che gestiscono un club per soli uomini. Qui,la nostra eroina del Dipartimento si troverà a combattere contro zombie e,ammetto che pur non piacendomi questo genere di creature oscure,la storia mi è piaciuta
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Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs
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Riley Jenson Guardian (10 books)
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