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Demon Moon

(The Guardians #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,567 ratings  ·  109 reviews
National bestselling author Meljean Brook returns to the sensual netherworld of Demon Angel for a startling romance of eternal love threatened by the consuming darkness of a Demon Moon...

No one would call vampire Colin Ames-Beaumont kind, but one would call him unnaturally beautiful. For two centuries his tainted blood has kept him isolated from other vampires, sustained o
Paperback, 480 pages
Published June 5th 2007 by Berkley Sensation
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Jane Stewart
Although there were some good ideas, the writing style was too hard to understand.

The first three chapters were great. They were about Savi, (a human woman) and a nosferatu (a vampire like creature) on an airplane. There were also a few other interesting thoughts during the book. The ending of the book was creative and satisfying concerning two events: (1) how a demon (the main villain) was killed and (2) what happened with the relationship between Colin and Savi. The plot during the rest of the
When an author has the ability to make a reader lose herself in a story and to create characters who are so overwhelming that every word or action has a double meaning, you know you have a winner. And if the reader wants to go back and re-read the story a second time because the characters came alive and the words on the page were lyrical and beautifully written, well, that reader has been lucky enough to have read a masterpiece.

Demon Moon, Meljean Brook's second full-length book, overwhelmed m
Mar 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008, 2009, paranormal, re-read
What can I say? I have a total fan-girl crush on Meljean Brook. She can do no wrong and I will love any book she writes with a fiery passion.

I loved this book, much like I loved Demon Angel & Demon Night. She took a pompous and vain male lead, Colin, and managed to make him warm, witty, self-deprecating but still vain and a tad shallow. He made me laugh.

Savi, I also loved. I completely identified with her. Her curiosity, her forgivness, everything.

Again, I devoured rather then savoured this
I hadn't expected to like Demon Moon as much as I did. The hero, Colin, was selfish or at least appeared to be and part of him definitely is self-absorbed, in the beginning often bordering the asshole-area. But his and Savi's relationship was superb, often heartbreakingly so, which made them my favorite couple of the series (I read the first 7 novels already and anxiously await the final installment!) and their book one of my absolute favorites in the series and genre.

Demon Moon was not flawless
Jocelyn No
Oct 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, romance
This book is about a romance between a gorgious vampire, his ego, and the awesomest heroine in history - an Indian (East Indian) computer geek from Berkeley.

Colin, the vampire, is slutty and vain and funny, but also completely self-aware and self-possessed and self-confident. Which is good, because he can't look into a mirror without seeing the Chaos realm (not normal for a vampire), and almost everyone he comes into contact with thinks he's a figment of their imagination or a dream. There's ver
Fani *loves angst*
Loved the basic plot, the main characters, the idea behind the world Brook has built, the relationship between Savi and Colin, and Colin himself. Did I mention Colin?

Hated the writing, the dialogues (discussions that stop abruptly and explanations that make no sense except to yogi masters), the interminable details and the execution of the worldbuilding Brook had in mind: too complicated by half to make any sense to the average reader. And the whole thing about those psychic shields -"shields up
Oct 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
(Just a quickie comment from my second read 5/26/13)
Okay, so I was only going to do a reread of the Michael parts of the series, but I couldn't find my copies of Demon Angel or Falling for Anthony in paper so I started here, and Savi caught me - I'd forgotten how much I liked the oddball brilliant, geeky, vibrant combo that is her and how much she manages to slip through Colin's shields

A pleasant surprise (review from first read 8/27/2007)

After reading The Guardians: Demon Angel (Book 2) (Berk
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Some books are good and make me feel happy (Twilight), some are well written and cause me to feel strong emotions (Time Traveler's Wife) and some are just so good - they are classics I'll read over and over (Dune). And many are so fun to read and down-right sexy (Nalini Singh, Gena Showalter, Larissa Ione... I love paranormal romance). For me, this book is all of those in one. I was just blown away.

Colin and Savi are truly a match made in heaven (or Caelum). Meljean has developed two wonderful
Michelle Cummings
This is book 2 in the Guardian Series. Based on a recommendation from the author, I started reading the Guardian Series with book 3, and read and really enjoyed the series. So I decided to go back, and pick up the back story with book 1 (which is not available on kindle!!!) and book 2. Book 1 was rather long and convoluted, but Demon Moon was very much like the rest of the series, and I really loved it. While you could probably skip book 1 completely, there was actually alot in there that I thou ...more
Characters are very likable but the story seemed to drag.
Colin Ames-Beaumont, a two hundred year old nosferatu-born vampire, possesses an otherworldly and angelic beauty that is almost unbearable to look upon. He also exudes skillful yet flagrant charm and a cutting British wit making the combination so intense that Colin can cause even the most straight of men to question their sexuality. But with Colin's beauty also comes a deep streak of vanity that would rival most kings and queens throughout the span of history and a selfishness that knows no bou ...more
Dec 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Dec 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Colin's book in the Guardian's series. After reading Demon Angel I wasn't very excited about picking this one up. Colin was an interesting character in the first novel, but I wasn't very keen on reading his story. However, I've been told a lot that this series needs to be read in order, so I resisted the temptation to skip it. Surprisingly, I ended up loving Colin. He starts off a bit annoying because he's narcissistic and cocky, but over the course of the story you really begin to see how much ...more
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 9, paranormal, romance, 2008
Demon Moon - Meljean Brook
Guardians, Book 4; Paranormal Romance; 9/10
I read Brook's first Guardians books a while back and while I really liked them while reading them, afterwards I found myself ambivalent about continuing the series. This book got very good reviews around the blogsphere and so did the next one, Demon Night, so I bought a copy of this one and put it on the TBR. I'm very glad I did as this is a wonderful book. I found Brook's world-building easier to follow this time and while I
Missy Ann
Jun 21, 2010 rated it liked it
It's not you it's me.

One of these days I'm going to completely "get" one of Meljean's books. There's something about her style, I think I'm getting close to pin pointing the issue. She jumps, she writes like she's filming it. It seems like I'm a minute behind the action until the words on the page catch up. If I was watching it on a screen in front of me it'd be fabulous.

Hence, it's not you it's me.

I'm going to keep plugging away at The Guardians series. It is getting better for me, I just nee
May 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, paranormal
I want to enjoy this series more than I currently am, the combination of Colin and Savi is vibrant and their sex scenes are absolutely scorching, however I'm having a lot of troubles with the pacing of the Demon series.

So much action, and for once I'm craving a bit of exposition and less text all at the same time. Apart from the core 4 I haven't really engaged with any of the other characters so I'm interested while at the same time slightly dreading the next instalments of this series.
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
Eh. This didn't engage me like I thought it would. Not bad, just not truly compelling.
Maybe this book is more of a 3/5 stars--maybe, but I'd rate my enjoyment as 2/5.

One of the issues is Brook's assumption that the reader has read everything published in the series thus far. She refers to events/ characters from two previous novellas/ short stories and from the first book as if those were introduced in this book. If I had not gone back to read the short stories, I'd have been annoyed, feeling as if I was missing some subtext, throughout this book.

If I'm being honest, the premise
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it
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Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: guilty-pleasure
Loved the Indian cultural smattering. Handled very well.
Calypso Harmon
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
Too disjointed, it was often hard to tell what happened. Too little plot to romance ratio.
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sooooo good. I doubt any of the rest of the series is gonna top this one. But I’ll read on just to make sure 😁
Kathy Davie
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, paranormal
Second in the Guardians paranormal romance series revolving around the Guardians, beings endowed with angelic powers when that human dies giving his or her life to save another. The couple focus in this story is on Colin Ames-Beaumont and Savitri Murray.

My Take
Brook is good. So far, everything of hers that I've picked up is an excellent read. And she sure has one heck of an imagination! In this particular story, Colin is absolutely fascinated by Savi. There is nothing about her that does not i
Jen Davis
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a difference one book can make! In the first installment of this series, I was confused; I was uninvested; and I was ready to give up on a series heavily recommended to me by readers I trust. But Demon Angel and Demon Moon are like apples and oranges. Sure, they are closely tied with overlapping characters and world building, but this story is worlds better. I cared about the characters and their struggling relationship. I felt connected to the story. And not only did I understand what was ...more
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Far too much of inner exploitation; Not exploration… I really mean exploitation. The dialog is difficult to follow. The author focuses on the emotional discharge and jumps from dialog to dialog, scene to scene. I guess she knows what’s going on but forgot to tell everyone else. I like the first book of this series and I think she is a gifted writer, but this one lacks and I cannot enjoy it.

When it comes to the characters; I like both and don’t like either. That, I would argue, is weird. Collin
The Window Seat
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
And I thought the angst of the 800 year relationship in Demon Angel was bad... heck, compared to the next one, it was NOTHING! :)

Colin is a two hundred year old vampire with some quirks. For one thing, he is incredibly vain. His vanity and arrogance are hallmarks of who he is. Anyone who knows him knows that his looks are not only angelicly beautiful, they know HE knows it, too. Irony has forced on this vain man a curse to never see his own reflection in the mirror again (and no, it wasn't given
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
2 1/2 stars. The writing is fine and the pace moves along nicely. It's an unusually good take on a very narcissistic character, giving him plausible motivation.

Possibly I shouldn't have jumped in on the second book in the series; none of the libraries had copies of book one and it looked like it had different leads so I figured I'd be fine and I was as far as I'm concerned. I had no troubles piecing together the plot I'd missed and figured when things didn't make sense that they were alluding t
Jul 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys paranormal romances that actually make them think
Recommended to Starfire by: Orannia
I'll start off by saying that I absolutely loved this next instalment of the Guardians set. I never thought I'd like Colin as a protagonist, but Brook carries off his viewpoint with style and flair that makes his narcissism and obsession with his own beauty not just not-annoying, but actually funny in a tragic way (possibly because he himself tries so very hard not to take it seriously)

I also loved Savitri as a female lead, with a passion. She's so incredibly competent, and manages to be complex
You don't need to have read the first book to understand this one; there's the feeling of something missing at the start of the second book, but it's in reference to an event that is not previously described.

Colin is just as smooth and sarcastic in this book, though seeing things from his perspective gives him a further depth that he lacked in the first book of the series. Savitri is a brilliant force of nature, showing loyalty to her loved ones while simultaneously following her own path. Her I
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Book info: I am the author of the Iron Seas steampunk romance series. I've written a guide to the world (including a map) on my website.

I also write a paranormal romance series, the Guardians. That series guide is also on my website, including a "The Story So Far" feature, which allows you to catch up on all of the books that previously released in the series if you start after the first installm

Other books in the series

The Guardians (8 books)
  • Demon Angel (The Guardians, #1)
  • Demon Night (The Guardians, #3)
  • Demon Bound (The Guardians, #4)
  • Demon Forged  (The Guardians, #5)
  • Demon Blood (The Guardians, #6)
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“She trailed after him, admiring the line of his back. He began climbing the stairs, and she sighed with pleasure. Every bit of him was gorgeous. “Do you mind if I objectify you?”
“Please do,” he said over his shoulder. “Particularly my knees, as they are oft-neglected.”
“Maybe if you ever got your pants off, they wouldn’t be.”
“It hardly matters, sweet; once they’ve come off, the attention isn’t likely to center on my absurdly handsome knees.”
“Do my questions annoy you?”
He glanced at her, his surprise evident. “No. I’m far too vain to object; I am my favorite topic.”
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