In Still Darkness
In Dianne Duvall s world of Immortal Guardians, the stakes for mortals are high, but the cost especially to the heart might be higher "
It s not the first time Immortal Guardian Richart d Alencon has saved a human life from eternal damnation. Usually, he moves on, a nameless savior like a ghost in the night. But this time he can t seem to ...more
I think Chris should open up an Immortal Guardian dating service ;-)
The timeline of this book overlaps with Books 2 and 3 of the series, so I ended up reading it concomitantly with those two.
This was a sweet romance, and I enjoyed it very much. The reason for the lower rating is just because it didn't quite have the same depth (maybe because it was short) as the first two books in the series. As usual with this author, both the hero Richart and heroine, Jenna, were likable. Richart was super sweet in his wooing of Jenna. I happen to think his gift of t ...more
This was a great story. I've read the rest of the Immortal Guardians series and loved it so I was really thrilled to see Richart get his story.
Jenna is 37 years old and has a son that just started college. She works as the night manager at a superstore. She hasn't had things easy but has made a good life for her and her son. One night at the end of work she is attacked by Vampires and is saved. In gratitude for saving her, she gives her savior a kiss ...more
Heat Rating: 🔥🔥🔥
Narrator Performance: 🎧🎧🎧
OMG what a fantastic read! I've seriously fallen for Richart! Maybe it's because he's a sweetheart. Or maybe it's that sexy accent!
I really enjoy Duvall's Immortal Guardians series and as expected Richart's story did not disappoint. Richart was sweet and sexy and Jenna was a very strong woman in her own way. A young widowed mom has to be in order to raise her child to be a well adj ...more
**Read as part of Predatory **
This one is part of the Immortal Guardian #3.5 series. It features Richart a Guardian and Jenna a human. The characters and concept are interesting. I was a little confused at the beginning on what the differences where between a Guardian and a Vampire, but that was answered farther along in the novella.
I did have a little issue when Richart was ambushed and ends up in Jenna’s living room. Jenna and son should have looked for a wallet on him, a phone, or some way to ...more
I read Etienne's story before this and I realized that Richart already found his partner without my knowledge, lol.😁 It turns out that Richart have his own novella on how he met Jenna.
I don't usually have high expectations with novellas. They're too short and fast paced that some parts are sometimes hurried and compressed to shorten the story. But I badly want to know Richart's story.😆
There's a lot of time leaps here. There were parts from the second book too, the time when A ...more
I love Richart, and his secret romance has been hinted at during the last couple of books of the series, and while I was initially sad that he only gets a novella and not a full length book, I was happy to find that this novella is pure romance. ...more
Richart first lays eyes on Jenna when he saves her from a vampire attack. In her bite-induced haze, she lays an unforgettable kiss on him and ever since, he has been looking for ...more
First of all I am a HUGE Immortal Guardians fan. I liked how this story seems to run in the background of Night Reigns and Phantom Shadows. Readers have known that Richart has had a human girlfriend. He spent much time on the phone with her during the last book. That was all readers got though. Now Dianne lets her readers ...more
“I am so smitten with you.”
That’s basically what I feel towards Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardian series. Ever since I read the first book make a happy dance when a new book is announced and hug my eReader when it finally arrives there.
In this brief story we go back in time a bit to when handsome, compelling Richart d'Alençon meets and woos the very lovely and very human Jenna. Their romance was “sweet and erotic all at once and I was captivated.”
I truly am smitten with these Immortals and ...more
Fans of the series will love this look at how Richart met Jenna, how he courts her and how she comes to learn his secret.
"You ... teleported into the living room."...more
Alarm surged through him.
He clamped his lips shut.
"Drenched in blood."
Anyway, I've put off finishing this little nugget for a while now. Just because I wanted something of the next book before I finished this but I'm guessing re-reads would have to do LOL. So I'm off to start re-reading, folks!
Adios & Happy Reading! xx
I have read all the books numerous times, even have read the other novella, but I have no idea why I haven’t read Richart’s and Jenna’s story before especially since it came out in 2013! (Its 2018 now) I am so glad to have finally read, even though it’s a novella it’s still packed with all the awesomeness of the full length novels.
This should be 2.5 instead of 3.5 because it skips back to the time frame of book 2 whereas book 3 is after the situation in book 2 has been resolved.
Dianne Duval has created such a fascinating world, with interesting characters. It keeps you coming back for more to see how the characters and storyline evolve.
Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and "wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choic...more
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Richard stared down at her and forced himself not to laugh at the irony. He may be over two hundred years old, but he looked as if he were in his late twenties, thirty at the most. And Jenna was worried that her being thirty-seven would be a problem?
A hint of insecurity entered her features. "I don't mean to press this, but... I dated a guy once--- very briefly---who said the same thing until his friends found out and started to razz him about it. I'm thirty-seven. Are you sure that isn't a problem?"
"I don't know why his friends would tease him about dating you unless they were envious. You look like you're in your twenties, Jenna. Not much older than your son, in fact. And, if you looked like you were in your forties, guess what. I would be just as interested."
She smiled and closed the distance between them. "And if I looked like I were in my fifties?"
"I happen to think laugh lines are hot.”
She didn't know the half of it.
Unable to resist, he dipped his head and touched his lips to hers in a gentle caress.
Her breath caught.