When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity #1)
Sadly this was a DNF for me. That’s not to say at all that it’s unfinishable because it appears that some reviewers really liked it. It was more ICBBTFT (I can’t be bothered to finish this) when I have so many other books waiting for me that I know I’ll enjoy more and won’t have to force my way through.
I really hate not finishing a book though (especially when it's been sitting on my shelf for 2+ years and I’ve already bought the s...more
By the looks of other reviewers you’re either going to love this book or hate it. I’m in the former category, I loved this book. There’s not many books that can keep me riveted to my seat to do a 12 hour marathon cover to cover read; “When Darkness Comes” was one of them.
There’s just something about the hero and heroine, Dante & Abby, constantly being pursued by all manner of demons, and finding time for sex in all types of places that I just couldn’t get enough...more
I reeally enjoyed this story of Dante and Abby. Poor Abby has no idea what she has gotten herself into but the stranger, Dante, that stays at her employer's house is hot, mega hot. But then the house explodes and Selena is dead and now Abby is the Chalice. She has a mysterious power inside her body and the hunky vampire is now her protector. From wizards, to witches to demons to another vampire name approx Viper. This one keeps yopu interested to the end. Next...more
It's been a hell of a day for Abby Barlow. In just a few hours, she's survived an explosion, watched her employer die, had a startling dream, and now she finds herself in a seedy Chicago hotel with the sexy, unearthly Dante, a man she both desires and fears. For 341 years, Dante has stood as guardian to The Chalice, a mortal woman chosen to hold back the darkness. A terrible twist of fate has now made Abby that woman. Three hours ago, Dante would have used all his charms to sedu...more
If you don't and fear that you miss something in your family, read this book. The...more
This was my second time reading this and as noted below on my comments, I'm realizing my cheesy fun doesn't hold up well under the scrutiny of a second reading.
That said Ivy is a capable writer. Launching the Eternal Guardian series, I originally rated this book 4 stars. What a difference a year of reading PNR and UF makes!
The plot is not super original but it's fun. Abby Barlow, our heroine, is a young woman with a pure soul (so claims any vampire that gets a look at her, otherwise we readers...more
Setelah dibaca lagi, keknya 4 Bintang aja udah cukup, hahahahaha ^^
Abby Barlow, awalnya hanya manusia biasa, bekerja di toko barang antik, dan sering kesal (dan juga tergoda) dengan lelaki yang kebetulan satu rumah dengan majikannya, Dante.
Namun suatu hari nasibnya berubah setelah mendapati majikannya tewas, mengetahui fakta bahwa Dante adalah vampire, dan yang paling parah, dirinya sekarang adalah Chalice, dimana dalam tubuhnya ter...more
Abby Barlow is a woman that goes through life blissfully ignorant of all the unusual things that surround her, until one evening, the woman she works for is suddenly killed in a violent manner. Little does she know that her entire world is about to change.
In comes Dante. Hot vampire sent to protect Abbys former boss, now entrusted to protect Abby after this horrible acciden...more
When her boss is blown up in a magical explosion, Abby gets the spirit of the Phoenix, and it's up to Dante to keep her safe. He doesn't count on her being his true mate. It's a quick read, and a fun book, and I'm in love with Viper. I think his book...more
I liked the theme of this book because the mythical parts, Prince of Darkness and the Phoenix become concrete tangible things. The Phoenix is inside a human vessel and the Prince's evil magic is felt through the medallion of the wizard.
I really like some of the romantic elements in this. The...more
Ho capito che le creature soprannaturali sono tutte bellissime, ma me lo deve ripetere ogni secondo quanto è figo il protagonista? E devono proprio ciullare anche mentre si nascondono dagli zombie? Ripetutamente, poi...more
the plot is fast paced, the characters are fun; Ms Ivy manages to portray a woman who acts tough but just doesnt feel good enough. Having read other reviews, I feel Abby's past isnt too heavily described - enough to get the idea that things for Abby have never been brilliant which is...more
This book started out as a three star one but all of a sudden it seriously just smacked me in the face. Somehow the author managed to m...more
She began with a bang and I was all agog at the prologue! Tortured men are my favorite of course. But then the actual story began and for a moment there, I wondered what insensible thing I was reading! I mean, hello? Ever heard of easing into the story? Ms. Ivy raced from one fast-paced catastrophe into another and I had to read chapters several tim...more
This book runs along the lines of a typical paranormal vampire romance, complete with demons, witches, and wizards. And as cliche as it sounds, it was entertaining. I was trying to steer clear of these books because I didn't want to be racked with the same plot over and over, but I can't help finding the love...more
I have to admit that Abby really annoyed me at the beginning of the book, but she grew on me as the story moved along. She was suddenly hit with a bunch of mayhem and she coped fair...more
Suatu hari, nasib Abby berubah total. Majikannya tewas akibat serangan misterius, ia tiba-tiba menjadi Chalice dan mewarisi kekuatan Phoenix sang pencerah yang diturunkan oleh majikannya-sesaat sebelum wani...more
Abby seems to have trouble following her. Growing up she had nothing to look forward to. He father was a abusive drunk. Her mother was useless and un-motherly. So when she started a menial job she didn’t think her life was getting much better. Her life changed after a huge explosion occurred knocking her down. After gathering herself she ran to see her employer Selena dead while Dante trying to save her. Selena grabbed hold of Abby transferring the Phoenix and making her the Chalice. Making thi...more
Abby Barlow works for her wealthy beautiful employer Selena. She hates her job but it's better than nothing. She can't help but notice Dante, her employer's guest. Dark and deeply attractive, Abby cannot deny the emotions Dante stirs in her but she knows the kind of man he is and she refuses to allow herself to succumb to...more
I read all of it, and kind of liked it, and what's more, could see that it was improving enough to make me want to give the next in the series a go. So, despite my lacklustre first impressions, it was good enough to keep my attention and make me give the...more
It’s bad enough being an assistant to the employer from hell, Selena. Between having to mix her nasty green weight loss concoctions and getting hit on by her boy-toy, Dante, Abby is about ready to throw in the towel (no matter how much she needs the money). But then the most awful thing happens . . . Selena is murdered. Brutally and in her own home, Abby and Dante are there to witness her charred bodies last breath. And then something s...more
dante-selena's house guest,vamp,becomes abby's guardian after selena died
selena-abbys boss,dies in this book
life was bad for abby and she thought it couldnt get worse, but it did. only to have her see selena die and wake up in a room with the mysterious and dangerous dante...he then reveals a world she never knew about, and that abby now holds selena's once power(phoenix).with demons chasing abby, and dante giving her new emotional feelings, thi...more
Abby Barlow accidentally takes in the Phoenix, a powerful entity that keeps the Prince, or the darkness suppressed in the world.
Along with Dante, the vampire witches have trapped, forcing him to act as protector to the Chalice (Phoenix) they attempt to find the witches and get them to remove the Phoenix from Abby.
It’s during their search that they find in the other what they’ve found in no one else: love, ac...more
Nun kenne ich diese Liebesromane nicht, sondern nur diesen ersten Teil der Reihe Guardians of Eternity. Nennt mich altmodisch, aber von einem Liebesroman habe ich etwas andere Vorstellungen. Die großen Gefühle, die einen beim Lesen fertig machen, zum Heulen bringen....more
But Selena is the 'Chalice'
and then in an explosion she is dead... but before she dies she passes the Phoenix to Abby....
There is lots of history but Jacob was chained against his will to the previous Chalice and he willing protects this one..
Demons and all sorts of baddies try to kill Abby but Dante defends her and we meet Viper, friend of Dante...more
This story is about Abby, who inherits the power of Phoenix (a good creation keeping the Prince of Darkness at bay), when her employer dies. Dante, the protector (or beast as referred to in the story), is a vampire and magically chained to that power to protect the Phoenix...more
Abby hasn’t had an easy life so it shouldn’t be such a surprise that it could get worse…until now. She survives an explosion, watched her boss die, learned about vampires and has become the only thing keeping evil from taking over our world.
Dante has lived hundreds of years being chained to the Chalice, protecting it. Before he would have done anything to be free of the responsibility but now that Abby has filled that place he finds that he doesn’t mind so much anymore.
Together they g...more
The plot wasnt very interesting; The Pheonix? Sorry, I just wasnt interested.
Also, a major gripe, there was too much sex!! The 1st 3 were totally unnecessary. Anyone he...more
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The dark wisard and I had a mild disagreement." -Viper
What sort of disagreement?" -Dante
I thought he should be dead and he disagreed." -Viper”