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Vampire's Kiss

(Guardians #3)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  32 reviews
He’s no guardian angel.

Being the first vampire Guardian ever created, Seth Ruiz struggles with his identity. While his sanity balances on a razor’s edge, it’s only a matter of time before he succumbs to the evil inside him. When realization strikes that the fiery Kaitlyn belongs to him, he must not only battle his past demons, but fight his desire to claim her or chance
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published January 8th 2019 (first published January 14th 2015)
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 4.5 Primal Stars ~

Primal Hunger is book three in the Guardians series by Valerie Twombly. We start right where we left off in Fatal Desire and Ms. Twombly does not give us a moment to catch our breath. We are pulled right back into the world and war going on.

Seth, a Guardian. WOW, we learn about his creation and his powers. Kaitlyn aka Katie is more then human. Dame these two worked well together. Even though Seth is fighting the mating, (Seth this is futile), he still wants to protect his
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Vampire’s Kiss (Guardians #3) by Valerie Twombly

I purchased this book.
GAH!! I finished book 2 and legit started to read book 3. I was so excited for Seth story. He is super broody and grumpy but after hearing about his creation….poor dude. To carry around the memories of all the people you drink from
Amanda Miller /A Bookaholic's Fix: Feeding the Addiction
I know I've said it before, but I am really impressed with the world that Valerie Twombly has created. Sexy vampires, dragons, demons... what's not to love?

This book focuses on Seth's story. You get all of the background on the first guardian and learn what plagues his mind and tarnishes his soul. I think that Twombly did a great job with his story. There is a lot of raw emotion--guilt, pain, sorrow--these emotions alone would be enough to cripple anyone but add in a curse that is slowly turning
books are love
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love love love Seth. Baal was awesome. Katie was strong and stubborn but perfect for Seth. Gabriel wanted to growl at. Lowan really really want to smack upside the head.

This is the angsty love story of Seth and Katie. Their coming together as mates though is important in many ways. First to save both of them one from going insane and going to the dark side the other from dying. Seth is needed to help katie become who she is meant to be. Katie is needed to keep Seth from going down the path to i
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone especially paranormal readers
Recommended to Darlene by: Valerie Twombly
Mousiey has a yummy book for you this morning!!! It is the 3rd book in the Guardian series by none other than our own Valerie Twombly. This book is called "PRIMAL HUNGER", I was given an ARC in exchange for my opinion. This is mousieys very honest opinion if her totally amazing-nail biting- kick ass book.
Ms Twombly has a way with words that she is able to give her characters a life beyond ones imagination, As Katie and Seth go through the turmoil together- you can actually see these 2 - you can
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was looking forward to reading Seth's story, and I sure was not disappointed! With the curse slowly driving him to insanity, you know there had to be a good story behind how he became the way he is...and how he could be saved.

Kaitlyn is a very strong and smart female lead, and a good match to Seth's equally strong, cunning and stubborn nature. The two of them together don't quite click all the way for me, I think due to just how overly strong both their characters are. But thankfully for me th
Sue Davis
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite

From the time I started this book I have not put it now for more then 30 min. and that was to do something like COFFEE,COFFEE.The story of poor Katie,she gets so much throw at her all at once. A lot of truths that she though were just made up stories. But when being told these things in a letter from her long dead mother what could she do but believe. And as things play out even mor
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review by author Valerie Twombly. This is book 3 of the Guardian series by the author.

Seth was the first guardian created by Zarek, for protecting humanity. Through out the years the voices have grown stronger in Seth's head and he knew 1 day they would drive him completely crazy and cast him into darkness. Kaitlyn fought demons with a special dagger that her mom gave her but she never knew how special she really was until it was almost too late.

Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I very much enjoyed Seth and Katie's story. I finally felt like I could connect with the characters. I loved the twists and turns of the plot. As you get to know Seth, you can understand why he acts as he does. When he drinks blood, he absorbs that person's memories and they become another voice in his head, always there, always taunting him. He drinks from one that intends to do bad things to Katie and it tries to overtake him. He
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults
Recommended to Bobbi by: Author
Another fabulous story to the Guardians series, if you love Christine Feehan then you will definitely love this series. I can't seem to get enough of these hot sexy Guardians. Seth and Kaitlyn have this attraction to each other that just seems to fit, but they keep fighting it. Then a discovery they find changes so much for them. There is so much bantering and pawing at each other it made me laugh. There is loss as well and that was hard emotionally for everyone. There is so much feeling and emo ...more
She Hearts Books
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't wait to read Seth's story. We get a peek of him in the first two books, but damn he is definitely worthy of his own book. And who better to match him with than Katie who is up to the challenge of all that is Seth. He struggles with himself over claiming her, but she is right there with him in everything. The war continues and they will stand together and fight. I loved their story and love this series.

I give Primal Hunger 4 hearts!
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I didn't want to put this book down. Once i start reading a book by this author I get lost in the stories. I absolutely love all the characters and love seeing them show up in other books. I just wish the next book was out already so I dont have to leave this world. I hope you never stop writing this excellent books.
Melanie S
Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it
A hero to make you scream...

My thanks to the author for the ARC, and this review is, as always, voluntary, independent, and uncompensated. Fans of PNR know Valerie Twombly writes good ones. This one just isn't quite up to her usual high standards. Granted, Vampire's Kiss is book 3 in the Guardians series, and I missed books 1 and 2, but there's enough recap and backstory to make sense of the romance , if not the overall plot of the series. Therein lies the problem. Since the action and the battl
Caroline Doig
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing story but then it’s a Valerie Twombly book and I absolutely loved it, sorry guys I just don’t want to give any spoilers it’s just that good ok ok maybe just a little bit. This is the story of Seth and Kaitlyn, Seth was the first born vampire his maker Zarek let his own daughter sacrifice herself to Seth and even today Seth has never forgotten her sacrifice. Daily Seth has to keep in check his dark side if he doesn’t things will be disastrous. Kaitlyn was given a dagger when sh ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vampire's Kiss is book 3 in the "Guardians" series and let me just say they keep getting better. This book focuses on Seth and Kaitlyn (Katie). Seth was the first guardian created by Zarek, over the years the voices in his head have grown stronger driving him crazy and further into darkness. Katie was born to fight demons, she kills them with a special dagger that her mom gave her but Katie has know idea how special she really is. This was a fabulous read. Katie was a perfect match for Seth, she ...more
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This PNR series is so good. Complex and dramatic, the storyline is well written and gripping. Lots of drama, danger and emotional turmoil will keep you on edge as Seth and Katie's romance evolves. I loved both these characters. Seth was such an amazing character. His internal emotional struggle as he deals with who and what he is and his longing and affection for Katie, is powerful and touching. It will make you swoon and fall totally in love with him. Katie has her own battles and baggage to de ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vampire's Kiss is book 3 in the Guardians series. This is Seth and Kaitlyn (Katie) story. It is beautifully written with an engaging storyline and wonderful characters (both MC and secondary). Katie and Seth experience a sizzling attraction and each is perfect for the other. There are twists/turns aplenty with lots of action, drama, humor and romance to keep you reading to the last page. This is definitely a must read along with the first two books in the series (to fully experience this tale, I ...more
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a NON-SPOILER REVIEW. Vampire's Kiss by Valerie Twombly is the third book in the Guardians series. Katie and Seth's story will leave you exhausted. There is so much action, drama, humor, romance and a bit of suspense happening that the sexy bits are when you catch your breathe just to lose it again. This is an amazing series with characters that run the gamut from quiet and introspective to strong, aggressive and sexy. You just can't get enough! is an on-going series and does not resolve ...more
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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lynn miller
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series the books just get better as the series goes on . This time guardian Seth gets his mate , the first immortal guardian and the most troubled man who will sacrifice anything to save his friends and now the woman he loves . Full of action and drama this is a vampire love story with a difference.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't know if this story is the first or what. It is so good to read. So much going on and a lot of information in it too. There is danger, excitement and so much more. An excellent story and I would like to read more about this world and the guardians in it too. I received a complimentary review copy of the book and I am voluntarily leaving a honest review.
Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seth and Katie

I am seriously still enjoying this series. If you want a different take on vampires, gods, guardians others then this series might appeal to you.

The balance of good and evil hang in disarray. Can those who protect humanity fight to stop the enslavement or it's destruction?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This Fabulous Adventure/PNR Read is well-written, good-paced, has a strong heroine, angels, demons and other great paranormal characters. There is a curse, and a struggle to keep insanity at bay. Great Paranormal read. I voluntarily read an ARC and this is my honest review.
Pat W
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a book. Full of action and emotions. Such a thrilling read throughout. I couldn’t put this book down. Not to be missed
Linda Chase
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing

No you will not be able to get enough of the guardian's as everyone of these books is one you are unable to put down
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love how with each book in this series, I still get to catch up with characters from the other books and even get their points of view. I can't wait for Baal's book and Aidyens!!
Kelly Russell
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the best one of this series yet.
Elizabeth Robbins
I read a lot. Generally, I tend to stay away from series, unless I really love them, because I have to reread the entire thing, each time a new book comes out. You see, I have zero retention. When the author of Primal Hunger offered me a review copy, free in exchange for an honest review, I agreed, having the vaguest memories of the previous two books in the series. Let me just say that within the first couple chapters, there were enough clues to past events (without the boring synopsis feel) to ...more
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Valerie Twombly has done it again with this amazing addition to the Paranormal Romance world. I so love the Guardians series. Seth is a troubled Guardian, since the day of his creation. Being cursed with the memories of those he feeds from has only added to his torture. When the gods bless him with a mate, he fights the feelings he is starting to have for her. Katie O'Hara is a beautiful red head with a mysterious true identity yet to be revealed.

Seth & Kaitie's love story has it's ups and down
Jennifer Daniels
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Primal Hunger.... The title says it all! Seth was created and he is fighting to his sanity in check. Kaitlyn was born to fight demons and is the key to saving humanity. But will she be saving more than humanity? This series really is so awesome. When you finish one story you want the next one asap...
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Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother's shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and he

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