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Dianne Duvall
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Shadows Strike

(Immortal Guardians #6)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  3,211 ratings  ·  286 reviews
U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds but not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can't guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fi ...more
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Another Other bits the dust Stars


Shadows Strike, the 6th book in the Immortal Guardians series, was a pretty good read. While I love Heather and enjoyed Ethan, the on-going plot was more interesting to me. A lot of things happen in this book and I really liked the action. Ethan and Heather were pretty basic as far as couples go. Nothing bad, but nothing really stood out for me. Aidan shined more in this book in my opinion than the hero.

I love that the others are slowly coming out
Heather saw her future and Ethan was her savior.

Heather Lane has been reliving a nightmare every day for a while now. When the visions in her nightmare become a reality she is sucked into the supernatural world of the immortals and vampires.

Wow, Heather was truly an amazing character!

I could go on and on about the way I was drawn in by this couple and how amazing their romance was…and of course it was all that. But what caught me most about this story was its uniqueness to the rest of this serie
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

This is one of the rare Paranormal Romance series in which I enjoy the main story arc as much, if not more than the lovin’. I have tons of theories, but no concrete leads as to the direction Dianne Duvall plans to go in with her IMMORTAL GUARDIANS, and that’s ok because it’s been one hell of a ride so far! Ethan’s one of the youngest, and least known of Seth’s warriors, and yet he still managed to steal my heart, and Heather fit right in with the other strong females tha
It’s exciting and sweet, action packed and incredibly sexy. I’ve been smitten with these Immortal Guardians since book one and each book keeps getting better.
"You're the best time I've ever had, Ethan."
Heather Lane has had the same recurring nightmare for year now. She dreams of monsters that attack her in her back yard while a lone mythical creature of a different kind, who also stars in her dreams of the sexy variety, fights by her side. What will she do when the man of her dreams, literal
Update: 07/11/14: Review originally published on Bookgatherer.

Book provided by NetGalley

Dianne Duvall did it again. She sucked me right into her newest installment of the Immortal Guardians series. The only thing stopping me from reading this in one sitting was my bodys need for food and sleep. It was that good.

I requested it on NetGalley without any hope of being accepted, but I wanted to try at least and when I was accepted I might have jumped around happily a little bit, but shh, don't tell
4.5 Badass paranormal stars

I’m a huge fan of the Immortal Guardians series, and I couldn’t wait to dive back into this world. Like the other books in the series we get a hot, angst-free romance, heaps of action, brilliant character dynamics and lots of paranormal badassery. It’s intense from start to finish, and I absolutely loved it!

Ethan has been a bit of a background character in the series so far. As the youngest of the Immortal Guardians (he’s only 100 or so), he hasn’t been featured much,
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Okay
Rating: NC-17
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: It wasn’t my favorite of the series
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Who is the enemy now?
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Ethan

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
I adore this series so much. But I can say with certainly this is my least favorite. Now that doesn’t mean the story wasn’t good. But I think it’s the first I didn’t give perfect marks.

For a full review and yummy pic, see my blog post at:
My Book Boyfriend
Paranormal Kiss
Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall is the 6th book in her Immortal Guardians series. I love this series so I was really looking forward to this one and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a wonderful mix of engaging romance and action-packed excitement.

In Shadows Strike, the battle with the powerful and elusive Other, Gershom, gets even more expansive and potentially apocalyptic. The action reaches a grand scale with multiple battles against large forces of enemies. The action scenes are well written and v
Jul 10, 2015 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ex-involvement
DNF at 15%

Unfortunately the whole Ethan loving Lisette past is not working for me. It might get better as the book goes on and Ethan connects more with the heroine of this book, Heather, but I don't think I can hang in there any longer. All his thoughts and references to Lisette are just getting to me too much!! Darn. Well, maybe I will pick up the next book when it comes out.

UPDATE September 5, 2015:

I am SOOOOO glad I quit. Found out it would have gotten worse for me. So sad. One day I will ski
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

It’s a stand alone book but is better if you read this series from book #1.
Because while the couple different in each book, the main storyline is the same from book #1 and you need to read all books in the series to enjoy this series more.
Jen Davis
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am late to the Immortal Guardians party. I picked up an anthology a couple of weeks back featuring a short story from this world and liked it enough to try and jump in. Boy, am I glad I did. I really enjoyed this. It’s the sixth book in the series, and there is clearly some stuff I missed, but none of it detracted from the story at hand, or the romance.

For the past year, Heather has been having the same dream about a vampire attack –and the super-sexy vamp who helps fight them off. Imagine her
( This series is one of my top paranormal series that I read, and I read more than my share of them, I found this book on Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review, and I jumped at the chance to read it. I always look forward to any book by this author.

Heather has been having the same dream for a year. So she has started putting herself in the situation from her dream every morning before dawn. This involves going outside and sitting in a clearing until a group of va
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heather Lane is a U.S. enforcement agent who can read minds. She hides her gift by claiming to read faces. This allows her to learn whether a client is lying. For the past year, she has been plagued by a dream occurring in a meadow. In the dream, seven men attack a sole male dressed in black. The dream is always the same and she awakes at the very same moment. It has also led to daydreams and sex dreams about the man dressed in black. All of this leads her to look for the field and place herself ...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
As always Duvall has given her readers an action packed read that is thoroughly entertaining. She keeps us up to date on what her past books couples are up to while putting new couples together. The evil foes continue to change and their nefarious plotting always varies. Some new faces that will surely be strong allies for the Immortal Guardians were introduced in the sixth instalment of this amazing series.

Ethan and Heather made for a fun couple. Ethan is easygoing and lighthearted. Heather is
Liz F
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.

I don't think it's a big secret that I'm a fan of Dianne Duvall. I haven't read everything she's read, but I have read every book in her Immortal Guardians series. I've been reading it ever since Book 1, Darkness Dawns, was released and I devour them like they're going out of style. Shadows Strike was another amazing installment in this series.

I really liked Heather. She was kind and caring and she was pretty funny too. I really enjoyed her irr
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
Let me just say that I kept putting off reading this book, and dragging my feet to get to it. Now I’m not really sure why. Shadows Strike is the sixth novel in Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series. It is written in a third person point-of-view from many different standpoints. It can be read as a standalone novel, but I wouldn’t recommend it as it should be read as a series. You would likely miss a lot in translation just jumping into these books mid-series.

In particular, Shadows Strike is c
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sixth book in the Immortal Guardians series tells the story of Ethan, an Immortal with a unique gift and Heather, a gifted one.

Heather Lane has been dreaming about meeting Ethan for a year now. She’s been having the same dream over and over again about a man slaying creatures with fangs. Heather thinks she must be going crazy. Vampires don’t exist in her world. Heather may be able to read minds but as far as she’s concerned there are no supernatural creatures out there.

When Ethan saves Heat

I cannot begin to express my excitement! I actually WON a GR GIVEAWAY!!!!


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Marta Cox
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
So imagine that you have been having very disturbing dreams about what appears to be vampires and in particular one very brave warrior. Unfortunately that warrior always dies in Heathers dreams but now she has located the exact spot where all the mayhem goes down and morbid curiosity sees her waiting there but for what she isn't sure. Are Heathers dreams crazy or prophetic? Well apparently something strange is happening because yep fanged creatures appear and so does the warrior but this time he ...more
Best in the series so far!

One of the things I loved about this installment - the H/h never lied to each other or hid their feelings. From the jump, they were open and honest about themselves and how they felt about each other.

I'm SO very happy that the closure of a major story line is not the the end of the series!

Plus (view spoiler)
T.J. Shaw
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must admit I love the Immortal Guardians. I have all these theories and scenarios playing out in my head, wondering what will happen next. I want more!

Nice addition to this series. Looking forward to the next one.
Stephanie  G
Heather’s nightmares come true and she’s suddenly flung into the middle of a war between predators and protectors of humanity and she can’t be sure who to trust in this thrilling action-packed paranormal romance.

Heather can read minds not tell the future but suddenly she finds herself in the battle from her nightmares with Ethan the sexy immortal beside her and the reader can’t help but get drawn into all the excitement as Ethan and Heather try to stay alive while unraveling the enemies strateg
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Because of the ex being such a big part of the story, I never intended to read it. But after reading Night Unbound I figured I needed to read it for the overall story arc. And I was right. It was an important book for the series and there was a total n of action and a lot going on. There were wonderful scenes with all the secondary characters I have come to love. Plus Adria. The cutest baby ever!

The couple themselves? Meh. They were not that interesting to me and I really was not feeling the che
4.5 stars.

Hands down the best in this series. This one was action-packed and the author got EVERYONE involved. Normally, I am a romance first person. But this book focused more on the overall plot and the couple's HEA was secondary. It worked faboulously.
In the last book, we were introduced to a new villian Gershim, who was hell bent on punishing Seth. He continued to wreck havoc in this installment.
Meanwhile, Immortal Guardian Ethan was rescued by US enforcement agent named Heather Lane. It tu
Chris N
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Ethan's book. Heather is a telepath who has been dreaming of vampires attacking a clearing near her home for a year now and when the attack finally happens she thinks she is still dreaming, until Ethan shows her that it isn't a dream at all but it has truely happened. Things start to go from bad to worse when the Immortals get wind of another vampire attack of an army base and the hunt is on again for who is behind it all.

This book is fast paced and brings in more characters, I can see m
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-kindle
Dianne Duvall has created an absolutely fantastic story. The 'Immortal Guardians' is a different take on the paranormal vampire story. The Immortal's while having the vampire virus, with their different DNA, they do not become insane as a normal human would. Each has special gifts from shape-shifting to telepathic. The older the Immortal the more power they possess. This story evolves around Ethan and Heather, an Immortal and young woman with telepathic abilities. This is the sixth story in the ...more
Trish R.
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal lovers
Recommended to Trish by: My daughter
Last one in the series..

First read August 25, 2015. This is the final book of the Immortal Guardians and I liked it but I don’t understand why this was written when Ethan wasn’t in any of the other books more than a few minutes, and he got his own book? What about Seth or David or Cliff who were in every single book? And two years later there’s no Immortal Guardians books forth coming. You’re just left hanging with 5000 questions left unanswered? Such a disappointment. I’m hoping Ms. Duvall with
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Rating: ❤❤❤❤
Heat Rating: 🔥🔥🔥
Narrator Performance: 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Amanda Gard
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I enjoyed this story and the characters overall, I have to admit the books are getting a bit repetitive and almost too much as far as the big bad. After finishing this one, I have no idea how the author plans on keeping it up in order to give everyone (hopefully) a HEA. You get a feeling of “what can possibly come next?!” with each new book. Obviously, this doesn’t distract me from eagerly awaiting the next one because I want these characters to be happy.

As far as the story itself goes,
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"

Book 6 Shadows Strike of the Immortal Guardians is another big success. Ethan' story picks up were book 5 stops. The IG are stealing doing there nightly patrols hunting and killing Vampires and Seth, Zach David are still looking for The Other Gersome who has been creating massive vampire armies.

Heather Lane has been having the same dream for a year. She dreams of a Vampire attack but one man/Ethan is her savior. When the Dream comes true it take Healther aback as she th
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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


Other books in the series

Immortal Guardians (9 books)
  • Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1)
  • Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians, #2)
  • Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians, #3)
  • Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians, #4)
  • Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians, #5)
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  • Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians #8)
  • Death of Darkness  (Immortal Guardians, #9)
“Seth bent down and scooped her into his arms, kissing her cheek, then blowing raspberries in her chubby neck rolls. Giggles filled the air as she squirmed against him, leaning back and clutching him tighter all at the same time.

How he loved this baby girl.

"I don't know about you," Chaahk said, "but I'm feeling a little rebuffed."

"Why," Seth asked with a laugh, "because I didn't blow raspberries on your neck?'

Aiden and Imhotep laughed.

Shaking his head, Chaahk motioned to Aidra, "Why doesn't she smile as us like that?"

Seth shrugged. "I'm prettier.”
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