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Sentinel of Darkness

(Darkness #8)

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She thought she’d put her past behind her…

Local artist Keva might be human, but she knows about the things that go bump in the night. Years ago, a dragon shifter saved her from certain death. Ever since, she’s lived in his clan’s territory and put her life back together. But the feeling of security is only an illusion, because her past has come back to haunt her. A past
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Paperback, 152 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by KR Press, LLC
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
3 Meh Stars

I liked it...but not as much as the full length series installments.
Felt a little superficial and rushed in comparison.

Also, the H in this was a little too...sweet and staid for me.

A huge bummer in general, actually, because this book could have been really awesome.

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Sophia Triad
Basically he wanted anything she would give him. Which felt a little sad and desperate, but his dragon apparently had no pride or shame when it came to her.

That was such a feel-good, easy-to-read, fast-paced, heart-warming, full-on-romantic shifters' story that takes place in the world of one of the most brilliant PNR series.
I absolutely loved it!
The story is about a lonely dragon, Dagen, who belongs to Conall's clan and lonely human, Keva, who is an artist and makes jewellery and statues and
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Bev
I love a good woman on the run story, throw in a hot, growly dragon shifter and I'm right in my happy place. I loved it!

Although this is a fast read, this novella packs quite a punch. Keva's life was saved by an alpha dragon shifter when she was running from her abusive ex, so she's understandably leery of men and is happy living her quiet life. Till Dagen, ha! There was no way that protective, sweet dragon was going to give up. Nope, he'd found his mate and was quite happy to play it her way as
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Deborah
Re-read 26th May 2019.

3.5*

Original review - 4*

It’s taken me 12 days but I’ve just read the entire series. And I’m hooked.

I love a good paranormal romance and for me dragons are just the icing on the cake. And this book is nearly all dragons.

Keva is human and running for her life. Her wolf shifter ex-boyfriend is after her and she knows this time when he catches her he’ll kill her.
She’s saved by Conall the Alpha of the Petronilla Clan. Keva makes a life for herself in Petronilla living amongst
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Carvanz
Dragons!!! I love them, but holy heck…Dragen was PERFECT!!! Absolutely, unequivocally perfect!

For a novella, this was packed full of all kinds of goodness! It has everything a full length novel has and believe it or not, was one of the best books I’ve read this year.

Dagen was such a wonderful alpha hero with a bit of insecurity that actually worked so well that I couldn’t have loved him more. I absolutely loved his courting of Keva and he was so darn cute that I swooned from his charm. However,
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
When I read a novella, it's not always easy to find one that checks all the boxes like a full length book does and this one does. Holy cow, Dagen was amazing!

Dagen's the type of hero that is big, very tough, but also quiet. Sometimes I think the quiet tells you more about a person than anything else and I seem to be drawn to these types of heroes. Add to that, he was amazing with Keva. He recognized instantly that she was his mate. A mate he never thought he would find. Instead of resisting, he
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Claire Robinson
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - She was starting to like this dragon… Way too much. Stars!

I absolutely loved returning to the Darkness series again, Sentinel of Darkness being the eighth offering gives us Keva and Dagen’s story. Human female/dragon male, although Keva is aware of what Dagen is, having been saved by a shifter like himself a few years previously.

He was going to make her his…

This was a quick read, but as always Katie manages to fit a whole lot of story into a novella. Keva was feisty, Dagen, a true alpha
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Ezinwanyi


I loved this one! This story was written in a way that was endearing and heartwarming. Katie Reus delivers another winner in this awesome dragon shifter series.

Dagen Hunter was everything! He was a protective male without being bossy. He was attentive and considerate and he COMMUNICATED very clearly. Wow. He actually shared what he was thinking and what he wanted with the object of his affection. Imagine that, an alpha male who growls and talks too!
"You make it hard to breathe...I don't think
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Gi's Spot Reviews
5 'His Everything' Stars

DRAGONS! Who doesn't love dragons?! Dragons + Katie Reus' Darkness = PNR PERFECTION!


This little Darkness novellas are so packed full of PNR goodness!
Dagen was such an amazing Alpha male, and even though he messed up a bit with that start, he was without a doubt book boyfriends material because he more than groveled and made up for it. Soon deliciously protective and possessive where Keva was concerned, that it was impossible not to fall for him.
Keva was such a strong
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
3.5 stars

There is something so awesome about Dragon Shifters and KR always gives me such amazing characters to root for. Sentinel of Darkness is another 100% safe, HEA read that I went through in one sitting.

When Keva was young and grieving the loss of her family, she met a guy, a shifter, who basically takes advantage of her. By the time she is able to see him for what he truly is, it’s almost too late. Fast forward four years and Keva has built a new life for herself and although she is
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Sentinel of Darkness by Katie Reus is book 8 in the Darkness series. This is the story of Dagen and Keva. I haven't yet read the previous books, so for me this was a standalone book.
Keva is still dealing with the fall out of a abusive relationship will working to rebuild her life. Dagen also has a past with similar pains so their is a kinder spirits there. Keva was a sweet caring women and Dagen was somewhat alpha male protective of Keva. I enjoyed this book a lot and want to read more in this
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Leigh
3.5 stars

Sentinel of Darkness is book 8 in the Darkness series. Although it seemed a lot shorter than the others in this series it was still enjoyable. Keva and Dagan are very sweet together. Dagan was actually a lot like Drake, a very protective and sweet male. As always I look forward to more in this series.

***ARC provided by NetGalley***
Kimberley C.
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one, and that is saying something because I very rarely read fantasy of any kind. However, I really like Katie Reus’ writing so I gave it a shot and I’m glad I did. I loved how they met and the sparks just kept getting hotter from there. I will have to check out the rest in the series!
Liz
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sentinel of Darkness was the first book by Katie Reus that I’ve read and, now I’ve found this author, it won’t be the last one. Keva, the heroine has been badly hurt in the past by her ex-boyfriend, a wolf shifter and it was only the intervention of alpha dragon shifter Conall killing her attacker that saved her life. This has left her reluctant to trust her own judgement when it comes to any man let alone another shifter. She’s happy, living her life quietly under the protection of Conall and ...more
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
Dragon shifter Dagen’s first face to face meeting with Keva, a human, started out great but went downhill fast when Keva learns the lowballed offers for her store are coming from him. Dagen now has to rectify matters since his dragon points out Keva is their mate. Lucky for him, her troubled past gives him the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal.

Yay for Dragons! Katie Reus writes some of the toughest, cutest, protective, and quirkiest ones I’ve found to date and I adore them! They
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Laurie
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, arc
There is a lot to love about author Katie Reus’ Darkness series, but the one thing I can’t get enough of is all the sex-on-a-stick dragons to be found. Every time I read a dragon shifter book, it just underscores that you can never, ever, EVER have enough smoking hot, growly, alpha dragons in your book. Yum.

I’m all about stories featuring battered women who not only rise above their pasts, but who go on to positively soar. I love it when a heroine who has hit rock bottom then grows into a strong
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JoRead
Sweet, cute novella and as usual by this author, full of romance, sexy heroes, and shifters shenanigans.

Dagen meets Keva in the most imperfect way but the moment he meets her, his dragon knows she is IT for him. The way he protected Keva (and actually all shifters in this series) is sweet and romantic. What I liked the most about the two was how in spite of having both gone through hell (one of them literally) they were still warriors and didn’t shy away from love. I would have loved for this
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Linda
A paranormal urban fantasy delight!

He was going to make her his…

Sentinel of Darkness is a wonderful novella in Katie Reus’ Darkness collection. It’s a paranormal urban fantasy delight! While the story is told in just under a hundred pages, Katie packs an awesome punch with it with fully-developed characters and a fabulous story line. It truly feels like a full-length novel. I actually meant to just read a couple pages in it one evening before I went to sleep but ended up devouring the whole
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Cassandra
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I received a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! I own this whole series and many other books by Katie Reus!

The cover is mysterious with tatted mystery man!

This is the 8th book in the series, but it is the first book that I’m reading in the series. It is for adults only due to the violence and steamy content. While it is
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Jennifer
Don't remember even meeting the hero or heroine before. Nice slow burn (hahaha) romance plus some visits of previous peeps.
Shahla's World
I love a good paranormal romance and for me dragons are just the icing on the cake. And this book is nearly all dragons.

There is something so awesome about Dragon Shifters and KR always gives me such amazing characters to root for. Sentinel of Darkness is another 100% safe, HEA read that I went through in one sitting.

Checkout the full review: https://shahlas-world.blogspot.com/20...
Alison
I have a love-hate relationship with paranormal romance but I have to conclude that for me novellas are the way to go.

Keva is a human, she was dating a wolf shifter who turned abusive and was only saved from potential death by a dragon shifter. Now years later she is coming under threat from her ex's family.

Dagen is a dragon shifter who has recently moved into the same dragon territory as Keva - as soon as he lays eyes on Keva he knows she is his mate, but their first encounter isn't
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Treena
What an absolute awesome novella! If you love dragon shifter stories, I can definitely tell you that this is a great one! It read like a full length novel and I never once felt like the story was rushed, abbreviated or abrupt (as novella sometimes make me feel). I totally couldn’t put it down.

Dagen is so sweet and protective. He totally melted my heart. Perfect BBF, I’m telling you guys. Keva is a perfect complement to him as she holds her ground and is a strong woman. Nothing but admiration
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Marie Andersson
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this novella! <3 I love Dagen!He is hot,sexy and protective!If you enjoy paranormal romance don't miss this one.I recommend you read the other books in this series as well. <3
Katie's books are like comfort blankets for me.
A Klue
If you are on the look-out for a sweet, alpha protective, good guy dragon shifter hero, who falls head over his dragon tail for a sweet heroine who definitely needs protecting from big, bad wolves, well, here you go. Dagen was so dang sexy, yet cute as heck when his fire breathing tongue got tied in knots, folks. It was definitely not just insta-lust, but also love for this handsome dragon once he got a whiff and look of Keva, the heroine. She was “it” for him, no doubt about it.

Keva was super
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Adria's Musings and Reviews
Originally posted on I Smell Sheep

* A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.



Katie Reus is such an amazing author and Sentinel of Darkness is one of the many reasons why. It feels like an entire novel packed into a mere 30,000 words.

The plot is pretty straightforward: Artist and human Keva has been living in shifter territory for years ever since a
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Sandy S
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date Octboer 16, 2018

She thought she’d put her past behind her…

Local artist Keva might be human, but she knows about the things that go bump in the night. Years ago, a dragon shifter saved her from certain death. Ever since, she’s lived in his clan’s territory and put her life back together. But the feeling of security is only an illusion, because her past has come back to haunt her. A past with claws and fangs, demanding blood.

He’ll do whatever it takes to
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April Symes
Darkness book #8 in the series. This book seemed darker , edgier than the other story of Dagen and Keva. Keva is still dealing with the fall out of an abusive relationship & is working to rebuild her life. Dagen also has a past with similar pains so theirs is a kinderd spirits type there. Keva is a sweet , smart and caring woman who is full of sass while Dagen is this intense,alpha protective male. Keva, the heroine has been badly hurt in her past by her ex-boyfriend, a wolf shifter and it ...more
Laura
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review posted on Got Fiction?

I started this new year off with a DNF (not this book!), so I wanted something to cleanse my palate, so to speak. I'm so glad I picked this one!

This novella is part of Katie Reus' Darkness series, but don't let the fact that it's number 8 in the series put you off. It can absolutely be read as a stand-alone.

Keva has a past with a wolf shifter. A bad past. She'd like to leave him there. But he's more than just a bad memory, and 4 years after settling down in dragon
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Rosemary K
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keva escaped a brutal ex-boyfriend. He was a wolf shifter who didn't value humans. Keva was saved by Conall, head of a clan of dragon shifters and allowed to live under his protection. Dagen is a dragon sentinel for the clan. He didn't think that he would find his mate until he meets Keva. He needs her, but can he protect her from her enemies? Conall's clan is filled with interesting and caring shifters. They add so much to the story. Keva is a strong willed and feisty woman. She's brave enough ...more
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