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The Keepers (The Keepers Trilogy #1)

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At the core of New Orleans lie the otherworldly vampires and shape-shifters that hide in plain sight among mankind. As one of the Keepers, an elite group possessing superior skill and strength, Fiona MacDonald's duty is to maintain peace in a place where one vampire's bite could ignite war. When Detective Jagger DeFarge, a vampire, is called in at the discovery of a body d
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ebook, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Harlequin Nocturne
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Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)
The Keepers is the first book in a trilogy written by three different authors (Heather Graham, Deborah LeBlanc & Alexandra Sokoloff) about three sisters. Each is a Keepers of a different paranormal race (Vampires, Shifters & Were’s). Book number one focuses on Fiona McDonald, the oldest of the siblings. Fiona is the Keeper of the vampires & the most level headed on her siblings.

Fiona has taken care of her sisters since both of their parents put their lives on the line & died figh
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Amber
Jun 04, 2013 Amber rated it did not like it
I just expect more from a heather Graham book than I got from this one. I mean, it had an awesome premise but it just didn't live up to it. I understood the female lead to be around thirty, but she acted more like a bratty sixteen for some reason. Based on her behavior there's no way she would have been a respected leader.
Then there's the romance, or as it might be more accurately put "oh, okay, they're having sex now...that was random." (view spoiler)
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Eva (TXBookjunkie)
I didn't like the heroine and didn't understand why the heroine was so confrontational towards the hero in the beginning of the story. How could you be an effective Keeper if you were so disdainful of the ones you oversaw? I liked the hero, but I just didn't feel the chemistry between the hero and heroine (mostly due to her obvious disdain of him - tho not as heavy of a dislike as her sister's - to 'he's hot; I have serious feelings for him' turnabout). What did he see in her?

It's been a while s
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Deborah Ideiosepius
A pleasant little supernatural fantasy book, with New Orleans and its supernatural community as the main features and events on the novel.

Three young sisters, at the death of their parents became 'keepers' for three of the larger supernatural populations in New Orleans. This novel follows Fiona MacDonald, the eldest, keeper for the vampire community. Fiona is increasingly thrown in with the yummy (and eventually irresistible) Detective Jagger Defarge since a murder has taken place which bears al
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Eliza Leone
Sep 14, 2014 Eliza Leone rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Eliza by: Donnette
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Kathy
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Cindy
May 14, 2014 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three sisters are the Keepers of the paranormal world in New Orleans. Fiona MacDonald is Keeper of the vampires. So when beautiful blond women keep showing up drained of blood posed on the mausoleums in historic graveyards, Fiona must find out which vampire is doing it and take care of the issue. Detective Jagger DeFarge has been assigned to investigate the "vampire" like killings but little does the public know that this investigation is being looked into by a vampire: Jagger. Fiona and Jagger ...more
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Danielle Taylor
2.5 Stars. This book was okay in parts and other parts I liked. However, it could have been so much better. It had some issues for me. The overall concept was interesting to me and had a lot of potential.

There are three sisters who are keepers tasked with keeping the balance between the three biggest groups of supernaturals. When the supernaturals fail to "police" their own or have issues they can't solve the keepers step in.

This book centered around Fiona who is the keeper for the vampires and
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Cindi
Mar 14, 2011 Cindi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not one of my favs by Graham, but shouldbe an interesting series nonetheless. Set in NOLA, the Keepers are 3 human women with special powers that allow them to "keep" the peace among the underworld - the vampire, were and shifter communities. The interesting twist is that each sister reps a community, meaning there is mucho tension among them as each defends its own. Further, the girls are basically untried yet; they inherited their positions from their parents, who were killed defending the com ...more
Natasja
Feb 07, 2011 Natasja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New Orleans is the home of many supernatural beings and in order to keep the peace, there are keepers. One for each species, it’s an elite group of warriors charged to keep the peace between human and the three largest supernatural species, vampires, shape-shifters and the werewolves.

Fiona McDonald is the keeper of the vampires and takes her job seriously. Fiona and her two sisters are new to their legacy, but they are determined to keep the peace in New Orleans, not matter what happens.

Now some
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Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
Detective DeFarge is called to a murder scene. A woman is completely drained of blood. There are no marks on her body, no wounds except for a the tiny hole showing the tell-tell mark of a vampire's bite. Jagger knows that if there's a rogue vampire out there killing humans, that this could start a war among the supernatural species - vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, faeries and the like. This is where Fiona steps in. She's a Keeper. She was born with the mark of the bat so she's the Keeper ...more
Kim
Nov 05, 2010 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Keepers is the first novel in a new trilogy, each by a different author. Fiona MacDonald, along with her sisters Caitlyn and Shauna, have jobs that most of the rest of the world doesn't know exist. They are the Keepers of New Orleans, charged with keeping order among the supernatural races that have settled in their city. When a killer begins killing beautiful blonde women, the three sisters, particularly Fiona, are faced with the first real challenge they have faced as Keepers since inherit ...more
Murphy's Library
Dec 12, 2010 Murphy's Library rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(from Murphy's Library - http://www.murphyslibrary.com/)

First of it all I need to say that I loved this idea of a trilogy written by three different writers and I’m crazy to see how it will work out in the next book. That being said, I need to say that I really like The Keepers. More from the middle till the end, as the beggining was a little slow in my opinion.

The three sisters—and The Keepers of New Orleans—are amazing, and I can’t wait to read more about the other two, since the spotlighted t
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Jackie
Jan 23, 2016 Jackie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heather Graham has written a new series set in my favorite place, New Orleans. This new series is a trilogy and "The Keepers" book #1 is the story of Fiona MacDonald, eldest of three sisters who are charged with the responsibility of being "The Keepers" for the different supernatural communities.
The book was a very fast easy read, surprising as it was the one to build the background for the series... We have three sisters, one who's duty is to maintain peace with the vampires, one who's duty is
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Tracy
As one of the three sisters tasked with keeping the balance between the most populous groups of supernatural beings in New Orleans, Fiona MacDonald's duty as Keeper for the vampires is both a birthright and an honor. Though she's human, the mark of the Keeper imbues her with the power of a vampire and the ability to alter her form as one. Her parents' sacrifice to end a war between the races imbued her with a deep sense of responsibility for her calling and left her to raise her two younger sist ...more
Lia
Jan 01, 2013 Lia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: category, nocturne


I actually read this as an added bonus to the Keepers: LA. I thought it was the prequel novella, but it turned out to be a full length novel.

I liked this story. Grahams stories always seem to have a wider scope than just the two main characters, and even though I didn't really feel the romance between the two main characters as a supernatural suspense, it worked quite well.

Some points of criticism:
- Fiona is way too perfect. The hero and heroine didn't really show any development at all, which
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Suspense Magazine
Oct 12, 2011 Suspense Magazine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bestselling author Heather Graham launches the delightful world of the MacDonald sisters with the introduction of “The Keepers”. Born with an extraordinary link to a concealed global community—hidden in plain sight within the folds of humankind’s ignorance—it’s an inheritance and lifeblood that ties them to the destiny of the world.
In the heart of New Orleans are shape-shifters, vampires, werewolves and the like, living discreet lives, many with lofty hopes of keeping the hard won, yet tenuous
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D Thomas
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Heather Graham introduces the thrilling world of the MacDonald sisters. Born into a legacy, they balance the fate of the world and the passion that might force them to risk it all . . .

The KeepersAt the core of New Orleans lie the otherworldly vampires and shape-shifters that hide in plain sight among mankind. As one of the Keepers, an elite group possessing superior skill and strength, Fiona MacDonald's duty is to maintain peace in a place where o
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Ashley
Feb 23, 2011 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A & C Book Junkies The Keepers Review

I've been a fan of Heather's Graham for a long time. It was Heather Graham's A Pirates Pleasure that introduced me to the world of fictional romance novels. I was lucky enough to receive Heather's Graham's novel, The Keepers along with the other two novels in the trilogy from Harlequin Nocturne.

The Keepers is a novel which takes place in New Orleans, during our present time. The town is just beginning to come back to life after the devastation of Katrina
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Deirdre
I did want to like this one, but somehow it just didn't hit my sweet spots.

Fiona MacDonald is a keeper, one of a group of humans who ensure that the supernatural creatures who share this world with the humans police themselves and keep under the radar. Jagger DeFarge is a policeman, a detective and also a vampire.

When the second young woman is found drained of blood in a cemetary, the fingers start pointing at vampires, but neither Jagger or Fiona are happy with the accusations and are convince
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Doris
Feb 09, 2015 Doris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heather-graham
This is the first book in a trilogy that I came across and in true Heather Graham fashion, this one's another winner. While there are no ghosts or spirits involved this time round, nor much of back history - there are plenty of vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters, with even a hunky leprechaun thrown in for good measure. This is yet another murder mystery and delightful who dunnit that will have you guessing from beginning to end.
Jan
Fiona MacDonald and her sisters are the Keepers of supernatural creatures in New Orleans. Fiona is the Keeper of the Vampires and has some of their abilities. When things go wrong in the supernatural community it is up to the Keepers to settle things. But when the supernatural invades the human world in the form of murder, the Keeper has to work with the police. This time the victims are drained of blood and the lead detective, Jagger of DeFarge, is himself a vampire. He and Fiona join forces to ...more
Monica
Well done. Well done on an original series that had supernaturals as part of the everyday world. I will continue reading the series because of the story line, specifically the idea of the Keepers. I will also continue because of the other reviews that say each book gets better.

A few points that I considered to be negative:

Fiona didn't come across to me as strong. She was not a character that I liked and enjoyed following. She was actually an irritating character to me, and I was left wondering "
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Rebecca
Dec 28, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good quick read

Good quick read but not my favourite kind of writing by Heather Graham I like her ghost stories much more, this didn't seem to have any substance to the story line for me.
Beth Ann
Jul 19, 2015 Beth Ann rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was so badly written that I wouldn't have finished the trilogy if I hadn't accidentally read the second book first. Thank goodness the other books had different authors!
Tara SG
* * 1/2

--This book in 6 words:

romance felt too forced for me

--Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?

I came across this via NetGalley and I thought it sounded good. Even though I didn’t really like it, I’d still try something else by the author. I was SUPER excited to read a book set in NOLA while I visiting there. However, while I really liked the history and world-building, the romance felt extremely forced and the mystery was fairly predictable.

Because I liked the world-building and writing
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Rachel
Aug 15, 2013 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A separate species hidden amongst us…

You may have heard or read the concept before, but not written like this. The keeper trilogy stands apart due to the exemplary way the books are written. In this, the first book, Vamp Detective Jagger is involved in solving a case involving a body drained of blood. Joining forces with Fiona, who becomes a target herself, makes for a very entertaining read. This story is so diverse in its telling; including romance, supernatural beings, intrigue and thrill th
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Mary
Oct 25, 2010 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, kindle
A young woman with a lot to prove is called upon to keep a series of murders thought to be the work of vampires from sparking a war between the three main supernatural races in a New Orleans still recovering from Katrina. She gets help from a sexy police detective who happens to be a vampire.

I enjoyed this paranormal mystery-romance, though it took me awhile to warm to the main characters. Once that happened (and it did), it was a fast fun read.

I got this galley free from NetGalley. As with all
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Dannielle
Had to force myself to keep reading a few times just because of how much Fiona bothered me. She was so anti-vampire towards the beginning that she really started to get on my nerves. Her sister, Caitlin, wasn't any better. So we'll have to see if Caitlin continues to get on my nerves in her own book.

I loved Jagger. No matter how much Fiona pushed his buttons he kept his cool. He really had his work cut out for him to prove that he could do his job as a cop and be serious about catching a "vampi
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Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some tria
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