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Ensnared

(Eternal Guardians #8.85)

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton comes a new story in her Eternal Guardians series…

RYDER–Mysterious, powerful, every woman’s fantasy come true.

For thousands of years, Ryder has reveled in his role as an immortal messenger—a dream weaver sent to seduce and manipulate. Until he’s ordered to deceive a fantasy of his own.

Zakara, the da
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Kindle Edition, 125 pages
Published February 12th 2019 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Jewlsbookblog
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the Eternal Guardians series and Kara and Ryder’s story is another fun addition to a great series! Kara and Ryder had a blistering hot attraction tempered with a bit of sweetness I enjoyed! I just wish we had a wee bit more time to explore things between them. There’s not a lot of space in a novella to always do characters justice, but I think Naughton did a fair job encompassing the gist of this realm. It was also fun peeking into some of the previous characters lives as well as Zeus. Be ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
Loved this one! Zakara and Ryder were a perfect match. I love seeing the children of the Guardians all grown up and getting into their own trouble. Super steamy and lots of chemistry between these two. Come on....we've all had those dreams that you just WISH would come true.

And, WOOT! They pulled one over on Zeus once again.

Great mythology. Great romance. Great read!
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
This is the first book I have read in the series and I have to say that it made me want to read the series because I was so enraptured by this novella that I needed more of these characters and I need to find out what happens with them and how there parents are and the trouble that Zeus has been causing for them.

In this Novella we get to see Zakara and Ryder and oh boy oh boy was this a good one. Ryder has to use his own gift on himself and when he does things go left real fast and he has to fig
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Darcy
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
This one just could not hold my attention. It took me 3 times to read it and it's less than 90 pages, really easy to read in one sitting in less than a couple of hours. I found Kara to be a bit whiny, poor me, I don't have powers I have to stay here to be safe. Sure the safe part was valid, but come on get over yourself, being safe is good. Also with as old as Ryder was how was he so clueless on where Zeus could and couldn't go. By the time I got to the end of this one I was happy to be done.
Sandy S
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
ENSNARED is the latest novella in Elisabeth Naughton’s contemporary, adult ETERNAL GUARDIANS paranormal / fantasy, romance series based in Greek mythology, prophecy and history, as well as the latest addition to the multi-authored 1001 Dark Nights series.

The modern day heroes –the Argonauts-are descended from the Gods of Olympus whom fate has decreed the Eternal Guardians on Earth. This is the cosmic deity and dream weaver Ryder aka Morpheus (god of dreams), and Zakara aka Kara’s story line. EN
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Kim
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I always forget how much I enjoy the Eternal Guardians world until I dive back in! Ensnared features Zakara, the daughter of Callia and Xander, but like all the 1001 Dark Nights stories it can easily be read as a standalone.

Zakara is having a bit of an identity crisis. Argoleans usually realize a special ability of some sort by the time they reach the age of 20 (superior strength, healing, visions of the future etc.). At 26, she has yet to see any gift manifest itself and she is treadin
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Malissa
One of my true bookish joys is getting to go back to worlds that have stolen my heart but then quietly slipped away as the world's characters have found their HEA's, so you can well imagine my joy over Ensnared! I have beeb following along with the Eternal Guardians for so long now that when the worlds story arc started to see it's end I felt bereft, getting this glimpse of them all again just brings home how much I love these characters and this world. I hope that Elisabeth will be able to find ...more
Lynn Reynolds
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Zakara “Kara” is a girl after my own heart. Ryder isn’t happy about his task. If you’ve never read any of Ms. Naughton’s Eternal Guardians series before, this may be a good place to start. The book does read as a standalone so you won’t miss out on anything. But it may have you wondering about the other guardians.

How do you feel about mythology? If you love it and don’t mind this fictional twist why not take a chance. There’s plenty of steam – kept watching to see if my e-reader
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Jana LaPelle
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ensnared Pulls You In...

Ensnared may be a novella, but it packs a serious punch. It is written in a way that it is a stand-alone book and does not need to be read in order of the Eternal Guardians series but trust me, if you have not read this series it is a must read. I love the series and Ensnared did not disappoint. As the series has progressed, we are now getting to read about the children of the Eternal Guardians.
Zakara, is one of those children, and she is struggling to come to terms with
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Michelle the Romance Witch
Holy sandman! That was crazy, and crazy hot, and cray intense for such a short read. Looking forward to the next one for sure
Karen
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ryder is a dream weaver and uses his ability to go into other's dreams and seduces them to get the answers he is seeking. However, he comes across one particular task and she is not what she seems. Zeus sends him on a mission to find out if Zakara has the same healing abilities has her mother and grandmother. But little did he know that he would actually fall for her, and hard, and fast.

Zakara, a woman who feels like she is an outsider since she has never gotten her powers. She feels like she wi
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Louise
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
A hot, fast paced and wonderful read

It's been a while since I real an Eternal Guardians novel, so I was very much looking forward to Ensnared . It really didn't disappoint either. Whilst this can be read as a stand alone story, reading the other EG novels will enhance your enjoyment of this.

The shortness of the book means a balance has to be made between world-building, plot development and characters. The book really focuses on Ryder (H) and Kara (h) so that we can get a good picture of t
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Jennifer Jones
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This short novella isn't limited on story, plot or romance! Zakara "Kara" is the daughter of Zander and Callia (ENTWINED) is growing bored and restless. She hasn't discovered her special gift yet so she spends time at her mother's clinic, but at night, she dreams of a hot man. Little does she realize that the hot man of her dreams is actually a dream weaver, the last of his kind, named Ryder.

Ryder, otherwise known as Morpheus, has been imprisoned by Zeus forever and is now being used by him to
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Tara Dorough
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ensnared: An Eternal Guardians Novella by Elizabeth Naughton is her newest 1001 Dark Nights books. It picks up after the last book in the series, while it can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the previous books in order so you understand the back stories. The Eternal Guardians series is a favorite of mine based on the Greek gods. In this book we follow Zakara, aka Zara, daughter of Argonaut Zander and the dream god, Morpheus, aka Ryder. Zara has always felt plain and unspecial becaus ...more
Heather Hughes
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the Eternal Guardians Series

I love the Eternal Guardians series and each installment in it just continues to add to it...building on the already awesome universe that Elisabeth has created. Ensnared is another addition to the series that made me not want to leave. I love seeing them going up against the all might head Zeus and trying to fix things that he continues to screw up (per the norm).

Though what I really want to talk about is the chemistry between Ryder and Zak
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Maria
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been a huge fan of Eternal Guardians ever since Ive read Marked. In fact that’s how I was introduced to Elisabeth Naughton’s stories.

Ensnared is a great addition to the Eternal Guardians series. It’s the story of Callia’s and Zander’s daughter Zakara and Ryder ( aka Morpheus, the last dream weaver in the cosmos).
I loved both characters. Loved all the action and scorching hot love scenes. Loved to see familiar faces ( Orpheus, I’m looking at you). Loved to get the hint on who the next coupl
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Donna
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Eternal Guardians novels & novellas are some of my favorite reads. Ms. Naughton gave us fabulous characters and story lines in the full length EG novels. In the novellas, we're getting a sampling of the others who round out Argolea & the world of the Argonauts.

Ensnared gives us a glimpse of Zakara, or Kara as she's known, who is the daughter of Zander & Callia whose story was told in Entwined. This is definitely a fast paced read because of the length but do not doubt that all the e
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Shelleen Toland
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: inkslinger
This is a novella in the author's Eternal Guardians series. I really enjoyed it and had not read any of the other series. Ryder is a dream weaver and shows up in women's dreams and the dreams are hot and sexy. Zakara, the daughter of one of the mightiest Eternal Guardians, is his perfect woman. Her dreams brings him to her and then she alters the dreams. They start out on a beach and then it shifts into a cabin in a mountain. Zeus is the one controlling Ryder and making him do his commands. I di ...more
Theresa
An Eternal Guardians short story.

Zakara is the daughter of Zander and Callia, one of the three Horae who has the power of healing. Ryder is a dream weaver who has been ordered by Zeus to get into Zakara’s dreams to find out if she has inherited any of her mother’s powers. Zeus wants to kidnap her and use her powers to take control of the human realm, but Ryder has other plans for Zakara.

This is basically just a quick vehicle to get Kara and Ryder together. The first half has hardly any real stor
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Jo
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I haven't read that many of the Eternal Guardian series, but I'm hoping to remedy that in the future.

As a 1001 novella set within that world, it is completely capable of being read as a stand alone. And what a great story!

I've said in other reviews that novellas are tricky to get right (in my opinion) due to the restricted page/word count. That is not an issue here. You dive right into the story, but there is enough detail teased out for the reader to make a connection, both to the characters an
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Sara Starkey
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I always love Elisabeth's series and this book is no exception. I think it is precious to be able to read the love story of two of my FAVORITE characters daughter. Novellas usually seem lacking to me since they are shorter but that is not the case with this one. This book makes me wish that guys in my dreams were real haha Another thing I love about the characters is their reliability. I feel like everyone went through the stage in life where their parents were overprotective and they struggled ...more
Paulette
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been looking for a good book to read for awhile and found it with Ensnared. Elisabeth Naughton has done it again with creating characters and a world that pulls you in. I just wish it wasn't a novella, because I wanted the story to be longer.
It's been awhile that I've read a book that I didn't want to put down until it ended. I love the Eternal Guardian series and the world she has created.
I am so glad she is keeping the series going, even if some are just novellas. I find the series so c
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Diane Lynch
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elisabeth Naughton’s ENSNARED is spellbinding. Ryder is a dreamweaver that has been sent to seduce Zakara to discover her powers. This novella is part of the Eternal Guardians series.

I like Zakara It took her a while to come into her power. Because of that, she doesn’t feel like she fits in. Ryder is an admiral character. He lost his entire family and is now the last dreamweaver. The two have incredible chemistry and fit together.

ENSNARED is an amazing addition to the Eternal Guardians series.
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Jennifer Roach
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it
The Eternal Guardians novels have evolved into novellas, most under the 1001 Dark Nights umbrella, but maybe it's for the best. While I still enjoy the mythology and characters of the original Guardians stories, these recent novellas have become formulaic and predictable. I wonder how many greek words of endearment Naughton can find to use in each story, and how many times they can outsmart Zeus, the Sirens and other deities of Olympus. Yes, I'll keep reading them - they don't take long to get t ...more
Ani
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic addition to the Eternal Guardians series. A great introduction and fantastic tease I tot he stories that came before. It still leaves you feeling like you have had a full story but yearning for more. I am definitely going back and reading the series from the beginning. Despite how long it had been since my last reread I fully immersed myself back into the Argonauts world within a couple of sentences. Another brilliant Greek mythology lead story further expanding a world that I had no i ...more
Sue
Feb 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Ensnared is a novella by Elisabeth Naughton; part of her eternal Guardians series. I have not yet read any of the other books in this series, so perhaps that is why I liked it but wasn't swept away by it. The Eternal Guardians is a fantasy series about the Greek Gods, the Superheroes, the myths. You will need to suspend your beliefs in what your view of reality is and then you can enjoy the fairy tale. Ensnared is a love story; a story of finding ones place in the world where you don't think you ...more
Denise H
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mythology
I have enjoyed many romantic suspense series by Naughton from Deadly Secrets, House of Sin and her Stolen series but have never read any of her Eternal Guardians’ series until now. Ensnared is the first of this series I have read and enjoyed. As with her other many stories, this one is just as engaging and suspenseful and has you turning pages as quickly as possible to see what happens next. This is a quick, fun, romantic novella that holds your attention from start to finish. I really enjoyed t ...more
Felice Foster
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's been awhile since I read the Eternal Guardians series and this little nugget has me itching to re-read from the beginning. Ensnared features Ryder and Zakara and some appearances by a few other Argoleans, trying to defeat Zeus at his own game, while falling in love. It's a quick read, but has all the elements of an Elisabeth Naughton full length book. Danger, Suspense, sexiness and hits on some real emotional topics that are in the headlines today.

Nice Read.

ARC received for honest review.
Cup of Tea
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the series that I have read and I loved it! I want to go back and read the rest of the series. This is what I love about 1001 Dark Nights, readers are introduced to new authors and series with each book. Ryder is a man who makes fantasies come true for others but cant full fill his own. Zakara seems to be the only women in the world who does not fall for Ryders charms. Their love story is full of mystery and suspense. I loved this love story from page one and was sad to ...more
Kali McQuillen
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-arc, 2019-read
Loved Kara and Ryder together. Ryder is used to being the dream weaver not having someone trying to pull him into theirs. He's seen her before in his dreams and wanted her but he's stayed away. Now he can't though, he has to do something for Zeus.

Once Kara and Ryder are together though, they're unstoppable. Ryder hasn't felt anything for someone for so long and he wants to keep Kara all to himself. Kara though has other ideas how thi should work. Will they have enough time to figure it out befor
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Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—award winning author Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Elisabeth now writes full-time.

Though primarily known for her romant
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Other books in the series

Eternal Guardians (8 books)
  • Marked (Eternal Guardians, #1)
  • Entwined (Eternal Guardians, #2)
  • Tempted (Eternal Guardians, #3)
  • Enraptured (Eternal Guardians, #4)
  • Enslaved (Eternal Guardians, #5)
  • Bound (Eternal Guardians, #6)
  • Twisted (Eternal Guardians, #7)
  • Awakened (Eternal Guardians, #8)