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Guardian of Darkness

(Darkness #7)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  534 ratings  ·  120 reviews
He saw her die in a vision…

Before five years ago, Gabriel had never met Vega, but he knows how she's going to die. He knows he'll be involved... unless he can make sure they never meet, never cross paths, so that his vision will never come true. So he left his pack behind, joined the Stavros pack and was determined to never let that future play out. To never meet her at a
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Published March 20th 2018 by KR Press, LLC
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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
I enjoyed this...but I was also a little disappointed, not gonna lie.

Full review later...
Sophia Triad
Gabriel and Vega

YES! New book for one of my favourite series :)

Vega Marius Stavros is a hybrid vampire-wolf shifter and more precisely she is the daughter of one of my favourite PNR couples. She is the daughter of Finn (the werewolf Alpha) and Lyra (the vampire). Her father only learn about her existence when Vega was a teenager, so he became very protective of his little princess.

Gabriel is a wolf that belongs to Stavros' pack and he is Vega's devoted protector. Before five years ago, Gabriel h
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Audible Review: I did a re-read of the audible book. I love the deep voice of Jeffrey Kafer for this story. I like that the author switched it up and used a male narrator for the whole book instead of sticking to just a female narrater. I usually only find male narrators do a his POV book if their isn't a duet narration. I recommend the audio version!

Story Review: I absolutely loved Gabriel and Vega! So far this one is my favorite of the series. I really wasn't expecting to love it so much becau
Oct 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Re-read 26th May 2019.

I’m doing a series re-read and last time this was by far the weakest book in the series for me. So this time I skimmed it. I started reading but it was dragging and again the chemistry just wasn’t there so I skimmed.

Original review.

I’m loving this series and I’ve been waiting (not so patiently) for Vega’s book.

I’m not sure if my expectations were just too high. But this didn’t really work for me. I just didn’t feel the connection or spark between them. The story also seemed
Gi's Spot Reviews
4.25 ‘No matter what, my heart will always belong to you.’ Stars

I seriously can’t say it enough, this series is PHENOMENAL!

Darkness is without a doubt one of my all time favorite PNR series, and every time Katie Reus announces an upcoming new installment, it starts a religious countdown and stalking until release day!
For those of us Darkness addicts, Gabriel and Vega are two of recurring secondary characters in most of the books, so I couldn’t be happier that first, they are paired up, and secon
Audible: Narrator – Jeffrey Kafer

Mr. Kafer does an exceptional job of narrating this story. He really brought these characters to life even as he does both male and female point of views. It’s a sure sign of talent when a male narrator can make me believe I’m listening to a female. This audio-book enhanced my enjoyment of this story by Katie Reus and I’ve definitely become a fan of Mr. Kafer and Ms. Reus.

Years ago Gabriel was forced by a seer to see his future. A future where his mate died. Fast
Claire Robinson
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - "I used to write you letters..." Stars!

The seventh book in Katie Reus’ Darkness series finally gives the reader Vega Stavros’ story. Being the daughter of the leader of the Stavros Pack has made it difficult to lead a normal life, and although being treated like a princess is nothing to be sniffed at, sometimes a girl just wants to live a normal life. Although signing on to work as an undercover government agent in a paranormal Black Ops team, would probably not be Finn and Lyra Stavros’ c
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
If you've followed this series, you know something has been brewing between Vega and Gabriel for a while now. Their connection was something palpable and damn intriguing in past books. Katie Reus spun their love story with a sold history, a little action, some family drama, a whole lot of insta-lust/love and a few new characters sprinkled in to keep things lively. I loved this latest installment of her Darkness series. It gave us some super adorable updates on past favorite couples (won't spoil ...more
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was really enjoyable! Very well written! I liked Vega and Gabriel together and I loved that Gabriel was celibate after seeing the vision! That is a true hero- only a creep would continue to sleep with OW after seeing a vision of their mate! The suspense was done really well and I loved the secondary characters too! I still want more Drake! He is the best and my favorite!!!
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

Guardian of Darkness is book 7 in the Darkness series and while I have enjoyed all the stories in the series this one was my favorite. Gabriel is the Guardian of the Stravos pack. He left his pack after a vision was forced upon him of the death of his mate. So he figured if he left his pack that future would never be. So imagine his surprise when his mate shows up to the Stravos pack as his Alphas daughter. Gabriel was great. He was protective and definitely loved Vega but he was also v
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Vega is the half-werewolf, half-vampire daughter of two very powerful supernaturals and has long been the darling of her father's pack. When we met Vega in the first Darkness book, she was a teenager, and although we didn't see most of her years since then, she's now a recent college graduate who is ready to make her mark in the world. Knowing her parents may object, Vega joined a secret government supernatural Black Ops team and is heading out on her first mission.

Gabriel has known Vega is his

Enjoyment: ♥♥♥
Narration by Jeffrey Kafer: ♥♥♥♥♥
Plot: ♥♥♥
Writing: ♥♥♥♥

Jeffrey Kafer is one of my favorite narrators and his voice is perfect for this series. Vega Stavros is the daughter of Finn Stavros, the alpha of the Starvros shifter pack and his vampire wife Lyra. Even though she was a wolf-vampire hybrid, Vega wanted to establish her own identity and chart her own path in life. She secretly joined a Black Ops as a paranormal operative without her family nor the pack being aware.

Her new ass
Kate's Corner
May 01, 2018 marked it as 08-lost-interest
Not feeling this series anymore.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I've really enjoyed this series, but wanted so much more for and from Vega. I liked her in earlier books but she didn't win me over this time.

I didn't feel their connection like I expected to. 😕

Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve loved catching up with the Darkness series and have wondered how Finn, Lyra and the rest of the pack would take the Pack Princess getting mated. And then to figure out it was to Gabriel…that was the icing on the cake.

Gabriel has been the guardian of the Stavros Pack for decades and has basically been Finn’s right-hand man. He came to the pack when he had a vision forced upon him of his future mate dying on his family’s pack lands. Determined that the vision never happen, he left knowing tha
Guardian of Darkness (Darkness #7) by Katie Reus We met Vega in the first book in the series. She used to be a rebel child but not anymore. She’s found her own path and now works for a special force that takes out rogue supernatural beings. I really liked this side of her. She came off as the strong, independent, sensible heroine she’s supposed to be.
Gabriel, knowing what he knew of their future, always proceeded with caution but was never overbearing or possessive. The romance trope was kind of
Elisa Hordon
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finally we get Gabriel and Vega and what an awesome story it was totally explosive just like I was expecting lol it was so good to see Gabriel undone more than once.
Heather andrews
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gabriel doesn't like thinking other men have been showering his woman, “where’d you get that necklace? Did a male give it to you?” Gabriel’s voice was neutral enough but his wolf flashed in his eyes and stayed there." Vega isn't afraid to tell her man what she really thinks, “sometimes you’re kind of a dum****,” she whispered. “But you’re my dum****..." I liked this book, I loved Gabriel.
Rosemary K
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vega is determined to take control of her life. She knows that her parents love her but she wants freedom to become her own woman. After all she's a hybrid vampire-wolf shifter who has enormous powers. I liked that she became an operative in a government sponsored Black Ops group. A strong woman who can take charge in any situation makes a powerful story. I was hooked. Her chemistry with Gabriel is very sensual, but he's determined to keep his distance. He thinks that he's protecting her. I love ...more
Julia ⏃  ✦ :The Romance Rebels: ⏃ ✦
Years ago an Immortal warrior saw the love of his life, his mate, perish right before his very eyes in a vision. These visions are never wrong, thus Gabriel making a pact to himself to never seek his beloved. No matter how much he aches for it, he is saving her life. But fate has other plans...

"No matter what, my heart will always belong to you. You claimed it a while ago and I don't want it back."

One night, she disappears from her pack and Gabriel having no other choice follows her in the dead
3.5 stars - Well written, but protagonists lacked chemistry and plot felt a little light

This is book seven in the Darkness series by Katie Reus. It contains a lot of references to characters for whom they were the protagonist couple in one of the previous six novels and as such contains a number of character and plot spoilers.

Vega, hybrid Vampire-Wolf Shifter and daughter of the Alpha and his Vampire mate is finally all grown up and wants to make her mark on the world without the stifling, if lo
Danielle Gypsy Soul
I really love this series and I enjoy each book in the series. Although you could probably read this as a stand alone I recommend reading the earlier books in the series first since both characters are introduced in previous books.

Guardian of Darkness centers around Vega and Gabriel who are both reoccuring secondary characters. I've always liked Gabriel and while Vega hasn't been my favorite she did grow on me in this book and I ended up enjoying her. I liked Vega and Gabriel together as well al
Safety- He’s been celibate since seeing the vision of his future mate - before even meeting her. I don’t remember exactly how long but according to the description at least five years. She was a virgin.
Sandy S
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars--

About the book: Release Date March 20, 2018

He saw her die in a vision…

Before five years ago, Gabriel had never met Vega, but he knows how she's going to die. He knows he'll be involved... unless he can make sure they never meet, never cross paths, so that his vision will never come true. So he left his pack behind, joined the Stavros pack and was determined to never let that future play out. To never meet her at all. Fate had other plans—and she walked right into his life when he lea
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: other-arcs
Destiny will not be thwarted no matter your intentions…

This is the seventh book in the Darkness series that can be read as a stand-alone.

Years ago a vision was forced on the wolf shifter Gabriel, it showed him how the woman he was mated to would die and where, on the land belonging to his own pack. A strong protector by nature he couldn’t let that happen and believed if they never met she would be safe so he left his pack with that objective and became the Guardian of the Stavros pack. No matter
April Symes
This is the seventh book in Katie Reus’ Darkness series and the readers are finally getting Vega Stavros’ story. Gabriel is the Guardian of the Stravos pack. He ended up having to leave his pack after a vision was forced on him which showed the death of his mate. In his mind, Gabriel thought if he left, the vision would never take place. Imagine his shocked surprise when his mate shows up. Vega Stavros is the daughter of Finn and Lyra Stavros, which makes her the daughter of the Alpha. Vega is t ...more
Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the seventh book in the Darkness series. The series just keeps on getting better and better.

This particular installment is centered around Vega and the pack guardian, Gabriel. If you've read any of the previous novels, you will remember her being the daughter of Finn and Lyra. (See Darkness Awakened, the first in the series, to read their story).

Vega has a new job that is incredibly dangerous. She hasn't told her parents about it and really doesn't want to. What she wasn't counting on wa
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
5 stars!

I have loved Gabriel throughout the series and am over-the-moon that he found his HEA. And even better that he found it with Vega. Vega has come a long way from the spoiled teenager we knew. Now having finished college, she’s working for a government supernatural Black Ops division unbeknownst to her overprotective family and the pack. However, Gabriel, the Pack Guardian, suspects something’s not right when Vega says she’s not coming home for the holidays.

Determined to see what Vega has
Eva Millien
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thrills and romance keeps reader glued to the pages of this exhilarating new Darkness novel by Katie Reus.

Vega and Gabriel are two electrifying characters that spark readers’ imagination as they easily draw readers into their story with their sizzling chemistry, steamy romance and charismatic personalities. The romance between these two have a rocky start but when situations arise, tempers spark and the truth comes out which keeps this romance on the fast track to happily ever after and the char
This might be the effects of a 5-star book hangover talking, so please take this review with a grain of salt.

> I think this might be my least favorite of the Darkness series and it's largely because I was expecting a LOT from Vega and Gabriel. While I understand Gabriel's reasons for distancing himself from her, I was also frustrated with the situation. Furthermore, at times, I found myself getting annoyed with Vega, who I badly wanted to be more snarky, kick-ass, and witty. I couldn't connec
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Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. ...more

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