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Alex's Destiny

(Defender's Blood #1)

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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  327 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Alex has no idea her life is about to change beyond her wildest imaginings. She is the last in a long line of very special females born for a dangerous task, and she isn't sure she is up to it. Zach, her vampire protector, is just as sure she is.

Demon attacks, angels and even the ultimate, divine intervention, shake Alex to her very core. Can she do this? Can Zach keep he
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Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published November 23rd 2013 by Amazon Digital Services
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Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
Alex's Destiny by A.K. Michaels was awesome! Alex is a middle-aged woman living in Scottland just tryin to make it through life when suddenly fate steps in to change everything. Alex knows theres monsters out there, but she hasn't ever seen them up close an in person, it takes a spooky walk in a parking lot for them to start popping up in her life. Alex gets her own guardian, a vampire named Zach to protect her and lead her on her journey. His job is to protect her at all costs, while she needs ...more
Evie
May 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: finished-with
 I am just going to be completely honest here, and admit i either found myself rolling my eyes or becoming amused at how easily predictable and cheesy this book was. 

You know what? People can read this book at be happily content, I on the other hand have been left in the midst between disbelief and frustration.
I just couldn't get over how quick things escalated and progressed between Zack and Alex... I mean WOW... there was no build up or anticipation to their relationship, (which in some ca
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hIpnoticraQs
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Booooooriiiinnnggg........
Good lord, I'm glad I'm finished with this one, took a HUUUUUGE detour through skim city during the second half of this book. Felt like I was losing a game of cliche dodgeball

What story would be complete without a blushing 40 year old almost virgin woman?
(like those exist these days)

Of course there's a case of love at almost first sight

Gotta throw in some nookie on day two when you find out he's a vampire the day before, duh.
On day three we find out that their love is s
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Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Favorite Lines “He was always so in control and he had never experienced this lack of restraint before. He was extremely attracted to this tiny human.
It made him more convinced than ever that he would do anything, anything at all, to make sure she was safe.”

“I am so glad fate crossed our paths.”

“You need to be sure Alexina? If I drink from you there’s no going back. You will be mine and only mine, you need to understand that.” He was trying desperately to hold back but he didn’t know if he could
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Shaly
May 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
Okay, I know this book got some pretty good reviews and I guess on some levels it was an okay book but I just found it a tad bit boring. I don't know maybe its just me but, I found it very disturbing that Alexina was perfectly fine with finding out that 'Supers' exist, Vampires, Witches, Werewolves, etc., didn't react in any erratic way but accepted it with a dignity and grace, but yet public displays of affection make her angry and irrational...WTF! Homegirl needs to get her priorities straight ...more
Mitsy
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yes! A paranormal book with humor!

Alexina is our lovable, almost 40-year-old, little heroine from Scotland. Zach is an ancient vampire and her protector. Yes, they fall in love. It is so hot and sweet! Zach is the sweetest vampire! :) These two are soulmates, hilarious, adorable, and wonderful. The characters in this story are all older than 20! :) That's refreshing.

Their story? Alex has rare blood that keeps the gates of hell closed. She is needed to perform a ritual and spill her blood to ke
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Suzanne
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2review
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

Alex has no idea her life is about to change beyond her wildest imaginings. She is the last in a long line of very special females born for a dangerous task, and she isn't sure she is up to it. Zach, her vampire protector, is just as sure she is.

A great and quick read! Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, fairies, demons and an angel. This book has it all. I really liked many of the secondary characters and imagine the
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Sandy Ambrose
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great start!!!

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a great beginning to what promises to be an explosive series. Is there anything this book didn't have? Vampires, check. Werewolves, check. Witches, fairies, demons and an angel, check! A world on the brink of total devastation? Got that too! Enter on short curvy lass, with attitude and a saucy mouth. Can Alexina accept her roll in all this? Will she accept the advances of one sexy as sin Vampire named Zach, hell bent on protecting her in and out of his bed. I gu
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Kat
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Title:Defenders Blood Alex's Destiny
Author: A. K. Michaels
Release date: 10 January 2014
Series: Yes - Book 1 of the Defenders Series

I love my paranormal, whether it be shifters, were,s, vampires, ancient gods, archangels... I love them all.

This book gave a storyline that has them all and shakes it up so it's got its own original vibe.

Alexina or Alex as she like to be called is about to find out all is not what it seems... I loved that the heroine is in her 40's and that the Author has written t
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Rebecca
Jul 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal).

I finished this book and had to smile. I enjoyed it throughout and can't wait to read more in this series.

The main characters Alex and Zach are put together when demons threaten the life of Alex, and Zach is sent to protect her. Soon after being put together the main characters learn that they have been chosen by the gods to be mated to each other and no others. This is the kind of paranormal love story I love
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Shaila
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Title: Defenders Blood Alex's Destiny
Author: Ava K. Michaels
Rating: 4.7 STARS
OVERVIEW: Alex has no idea her life is about to change beyond her wildest imaginings. She is the last in a long line of very special females born for a dangerous task, and she isn't sure she is up to it. Zach, her vampire protector, is just as sure she is.
Demon attacks, angels and even the ultimate, divine intervention, shake Alex to her very core. Can she do this? Can Zach keep her safe? The alternative is unthinkable
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Ann
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A young woman is suddenly targeted by demons and she has no idea why. A centuries old vampire who works for the Supernatural Council is sent to protect her based on a vision, but they have no idea why she’s been target either. Together they will discover what Destiny has in store for both of them and fight the battle of their lives. This steady paced plot keeps readers guessing with action, suspense, and romance. The author brings the story to life with vivid descriptions, details and strong com ...more
Desislava Pavlova
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, r2r, series
I got the book free of charge in exchange for an honest review(Lovers of Paranormal). The following review contains spoilers.

Rating 8 of 10

I liked the book. A lot actually. It was sooo not what I expected and in a very good way. Alexina for me was a very nice heroine.She is a woman in mid thirties and seems to know her place in the world. The fact that her world got shaken the core is another matter. She still manages to find her place in it. Alex is what i really like in main heroine - a fighte
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Gladys
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

Rate: 4.5 stars

I wouldn't be surprised if this will become a bestseller. The author sure knows how to incorporate her characters in an intricate plot that involves almost all creatures of paranormal. This is like a mashup of Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey, which makes it more interesting for adult fans of Paranormal. The sensual and exotic parts are definitely the thing that's missing with the Twilight series.
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Melissa (Ever So Mela)
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)



I'm sad to say the redeemable fact about the book was the premise. It was so promising but the disappointment of reading it just blew my mind.

I find the book has one too many things going against it:
1)The dialogue

Who speaks like this????

2)Duncan's Scottish accent

I almost blew this book this book to hell

3)Amelia

Completely unnecessary character

4)Sex dialogue



These are just things off the top of my head. This book w
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Sandra
Alexina is a Scottish 40-something Divorcee. Normal, boring, works in IT at a bank.

Zach is a couple-of-hundred yrs old Vampire. He works for the Supernatural Council, policing the rogues. He has been tasked with making sure Alex is safe. He can't see that being a problem, nothing happens in her life, though he has been fantasizing about her while watching.

Turns out Demons want to escape Hell and the only thing keeping them there is Alex's blood.

I enjoyed the story but the writing was a bit clunk
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Monica Porta
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Alex's Destiny is the second book I read from author A. K. Michaels. I was intrigued by her world building, and I wanted to read more of the universe she created. I like the idea of a world where supernaturals and humans coexist and know of each other's presence. It makes for a different spin in the plot. I also like stories with a plethora of characters belonging to different races and having different powers. That too adds to the story line. I appreciated that Alex is a woman, not a super skin ...more
Nikki Brooks
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ak-michaels
Alex is a middle-aged woman living in Scotland, coping with life the best she can. She knows there are monsters out there, but after a walk in a parking lot, they start popping up in her life.

Alex gets her very own guardian, a vampire named Zach, to protect her and take her on her journey. Alex has rare blood that keeps the gates of hell closed. She is needed to perform a ritual and spill her blood to keep the gates closed.

Ava creates a unique world where humans are aware there are other beings
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 Patches Braz
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Alex found herself out walking in the woods. Yet doesn't know how she came to be there. She starts to feel as if something is wrong and heads back to her car. Unbeknown-st to Alex she is being watched. Zach a Vampire who works for Unity has been told that she needs protection or she will die a most horrendous death.
Alex knows nothing of the paranormal and will take some convincing. Zach and Unity only know that she must be protected at all cost. As scenes unfold they will also learn that there
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Kristin Dutt
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love how some Sci-Fi got thrown into this book just a little 1st off :)

Alex and Zach have some nice hot scenes to add into the story line. It's a quick read but you can't go wrong for free to see if the series is for you.

There's a HUGE war going on and boy Alex is stuck in it. It's a quick read kinda fluffy so it works on those nights you don't want some huge heavy novel that takes forever to truly get into. This book you can just dive on it.

I highly recommend this book if your in the mood for
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Cami
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Turns you on and drags you in

Ava is one of my favorite authors! Zach is just an enforcer on a job, but then meets Alex and can't get her out of his head. Alex learns she is the Defender of Man, Zach is a Vampire, her aunt Mary is a Fairy, Angels are real, and said Angel tells them they are soulmates literally made for each other by God. Add to that the job Alex has in closing the portal to Hell and her world is spinning. free download
Auriane
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I got the book free of charge in exchange for an honest review(LoP).

I absolutely loved this book!. It was sooo not what I expected and in a very good way. Alex for me was a very nice heroine. The fact that her world got shaken the core is another matter. She still manages to find her place in it. She doesn't give up.I liked Zach too. The strong, scary warrior found his match.I kind of liked the whole the whole instant love thing. I really enjoyed reading this and recommend it.
Suzie Parker
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A book to remember

This is one of those books that you are going to read and it is going to leave a long lasting imprint on you. I can't wait to see what happen in the next book. Sounds like Alex and Zach are going to be having lots of fun. This is going to be a wonderful series. A must read
Hailey
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a great story. Werewolves, witches, vampires, and the defender of man. Throw in Angels, demons, and fairies and you have the perfect book. Wait they are in there too. But what about the story, if it doesn't live up to the cast... Great story, fast paced. Can't wait to read the next book.
Shelly Roke
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Demons and Angels and fairies, oh my!

Love this book! I really like that Supers are 'out', but don't seem to be a major thing. Zach starts out stalking Alex, but get the strangest feeling around her, protective. He tells her right away that he's a vampire, but it doesn't freak her out, she feels safe around him and accepts that he's going to take her to the US that night. She learns some disturbing things from her Aunt, more when she gets to the Council Headquarters, then finds out she's special.
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Alisa
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
Very slow story. I felt like the first 10-12 chapters could have been 3-4 chapters. The last 3 chapters were largely unnecessary and anticlimactic. I have loved A.K. Michaels other books, but this one I could not connect with. The dialogue felt strangely formal and stilted. I would expect some easing of the formalness between mates over time. The actual "events" of the task Alex has to perform take up surprisingly little of the story. Disappointing because I LOVED the Witch, the Wolf, and the Va ...more
Karen Hartsfield-Voliva
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most exciting books I have read in a long time. That was at the end. There was a lot of love, sex and a lot of characters. You had to keep up with the relationship. The main was Zack and Alex. You grow to love these two so much your routing for them throughout the book. The friends and their mates draw the storyline pass the point of no return. There's so much going on in this book you really have to keep those pages turning.
Lisa Welch
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing strong woman

Although Alex is a mere human with no extra powers she is an amazing character with such a strong sense of good and a bravery that surpasses all the supers .a truly fantastic read love the twist at the end .. Can't wait to see where it goes
Kbrazell
Jun 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)
Okie dokie folks. Overall I would have to say I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to any avid fans of the paranormal, supernatural, fantasy genres. That being said, I will continue with my review. This is gonna be one of those slap-ya-then-kiss-it-better reviews!!

Slaps:
Okay, one of my biggest pet peeves is the ever popular “Insta Love” …. grrr. This book definitely gave off that vibe. It wasn’t terribly obv
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Eva Millien
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-author
A young woman is suddenly targeted by demons and she has no idea why. A centuries old vampire who works for the Supernatural Council is sent to protect her based on a vision, but they have no idea why she’s been target either. Together they will discover what Destiny has in store for both of them and fight the battle of their lives.

This steady paced plot keeps readers guessing with action, suspense, and romance. The author brings the story to life with vivid descriptions, details and strong com
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New York Times Bestselling Author, A K Michaels lives in Scotland, spending her time with family, pets and writing.

She writes Paranormal Romance With A Bite, and has a number of series out so far, over thirty books to whet your appetite. Ava took up writing later in life and is always thinking of the next story to indulge herself in.

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Defender's Blood (7 books)
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  • The Turning (Defender's Blood, #3)
  • The Return (Defender's Blood, #4)
  • The Fallen (Defender's Blood, #5)
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