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Demon's Destiny

(Guardians #3.5)

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Famed for his cocky attitude and womanizing lifestyle, Baal likes to make his own rules. But being the most powerful demon in Hades’ army comes with a steep price. Namely, a command to mate with the human he is bound to protect. When the lord of the Underworld reveals the female’s true identity, Baal vows he will never love her. Even though she may destroy him, he soon dis ...more
Kindle Edition, 171 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 (first published July 22nd 2015)
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 4.5 Divine Passion Stars ~

Divine Passion is a novella #3.5 in the Guardians series by Valerie Twombly. If you love a verity of supernatural creatures, magic, adventure and romance then you will love the Guardians.

I loved Divine Passion. Baal is one HAWT demon. He is dead set on being a ladies man and never settling down or opening up his heart to anyone every again. Ranata takes everything in stride and is one tough cookie. We get a few surprises along the way on who she is and her family
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 Rosebud
Feb 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
I refuse to read this book until/unless the author changes her cover image ......
Elizabeth Robbins
Divine Passion is Baal's story, though the rest of the Guardians are also present. Baal is a Kothar Demon. His heart was broken by a human woman a long time ago, and he's vowed to never love again. Ranata is a human bartender in a dive bar. She longs for a better life for herself. She has trouble trusting after being abandoned,along with her sister, by her birth mother. Will Baal and Ranata be able to share their secrets, and uncover Ranata's hidden talent, before it is too late? This was a grea ...more
Amanda Miller /A Bookaholic's Fix: Feeding the Addiction
I have been looking forward to reading this one since I finished the last Guardian's book. Luckily, I got my greedy hands on an ARC so I didn't have to wait forever for it to come out.

I absolutely love Baal. He's snarky, sarcastic, and a general bad-ass- exactly what you'd expect a demon to be. Of course, like all of Twombly's sexy, alpha males, he has another side that can only be brought to the surface when he meets his destined mate.

Ranata... well, even after the book is over, she is still so
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Carra
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the first mention of Baal in the Guardians series, I've been hoping and waiting to hear his story, so I was excited that Divine Passion would be telling his story. He's written to be so passionately alpha, a playboy who surrounds his heart with impenetrable walls. He's the toughest there is, and makes the perfect powerful lead male.

Renata is pretty tough herself, a strong and brave young woman, selfless and determined. The two of them make an interesting match, especially when Baal insists
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Nicole
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR Lovers
Shelves: on-my-kindle
There was so much packed into this novella; this ain't no fairy tale frou frou story. No easy to come happy endings, where the only thing in your way is a jealous ex. Noooo, think of the impossible mating that would be catastrophic, add in a supernatural war, and. You have a recipe for success. Frustrating, mind blowing, and screaming, page turning craziness. That is what you get in this series. I found Baal intriguing from the previous novels. He is protective of his mate, but wary of falling i ...more
Sheryl
Jul 24, 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 book is from Guardians by the author.

Ranata is trying to find her sister but when she is taken to be a human sacrifice a demon steps in and saves her. The only problems is he is her fated mate and she does not know who she really is. Baal is hunting a demigod and runs across Ranata. Off to a rocky start he agrees to help find her sister but along the way he has to fight off demons who want to kill her. These 2
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Tonia Hodges Sargisian
I loved all the twists and turns I was lead through, can't wait till the next!!!
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Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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OH Baal!!! I have been so excited to read you and you did not let me down!! I didn’t know why you were such a man-whore and why you refused to let love in even when Hades said he HAND PICKED you for Ranata buuuuut then when we find out……sigh……
Ranata, talk abo
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Bobbi
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults
Recommended to Bobbi by: Author
First off "dark chocolate and chili" interesting combination. :-D I loved Baal's story, it was hot, steamy, and full of demons, guardians, Gods, and of course Fae. Ranata is very headstrong, loyal, and very determined to learn and save the ones she loves. Baal, well he's just a cocky man that knows what he's got and loves to flaunt it. Just wait when you read about Ranata and one of the Gods, I laughed so hard. I seriously love how Valerie Twombly makes love grow in all her stories and this one ...more
N. Kuhn
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, demons
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*
I loved Baal. Renata was a nice surprise. These two getting together was just a heart pounding, action romance. There was a great plot with this book. It was just your typical demon, paranormal-ish romance. The characters are likable and I enjoy seeing the story as it unfolded. I'm excited to see what comes next!
Jennifer Daniels
I love the way Valerie Twombly writes and explains each of her characters with such passion. Baal can be such a sarcastic yet gentle man/demon. And Ranata is such a strong, independent woman. Yet she is just wanting to know more about her past. And is she ever in for a treat. Excellent book!!!!
Kat Valentine
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great book, i loved this book from start to finish.
Emily Pennington
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Baal was stunned that he actually got turned down by a woman for the first time! In fact, the exotic woman behind the bar wouldn’t even give him her name! He offered her a job in his highly successful Vegas club called “Dragon’s Cove” as hostess in the casino. He offered to fly her in for an interview. With a limo, private jet, and free hotel room, he hoped she would consider it. As he was leaving, she called out her name to him – Ranata. But she had to find her sister, Raven, who had been out o ...more
Kim O'Daniel
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one hell of a story no pun intended. I have to admit this is the best one so far. This post was so good I just could not put it down and read it straight through to the end . It had such a wonderful flow to the book stop. I am so ready for the next book cuz I truly love this one. Hell I love this entire series. These books can be read as individual stories but I recommend reading the whole series. Because there is an underlying story all the way through the whole set. And if you miss one ...more
Vettech
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the Guardians Series and the main character Baal is one of my all time favs.

Baal a hot sexy demon is under no obligations to anyone. but myself and he likes it that way. Well, considering he is the favorite of the demon lord Hades. His world is turned upside down when a human female turns out to be his mate......is she really only human? .....or is she something much more? Vowing never to fall in love again, Baal fought this mating.

Ranata is a bar tender, but does wish for a better life for
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Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this book from an honest review.

This was my first book of Valarie Twombly's. Yes it is the forth book in the series and I was able to keep up and do not feel like I was missing something. Although like with any other series I'm sure there are small things I do not know of the characters has I read the series from book one.

Ranata was a waitress serving drinks in a dive bar. She was on a mission to find her sister when she found herself as a sacrifice . Man is this when her world was ti
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S
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Baal and Ranata made me want to shake these two for most of the book. The constant hot and cold and needless bickering overtook what would have been a good combination. By the time they did finally pull their heads out of their posterior I was pretty much over them.

Both of them headstrong and Alpha’s should have played out better instead for me they came across like teenagers sniping at each other.

The overlying story is beginning to pick up some momentum and more information is being metered o
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Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Baal and Ranata


Some women want the full package when it comes to having a man in your life but that is not always the case. He must be fiercely protective, demanding and dominant (he will never intentionally harm you), willing to give you the world, sacrifice himself to make sure you are happy, and defeat your enemies or help you do it yourself. Okay, I don't think we will find this among humanity so guess you need a demon for that kind of happiness.

Baal is a self admitted man-whore who runs fro
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Denise
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a NON-SPOILER REVIEW. Demon's Destiny by Valerie Twombly is Book 4 of the Guardian series. Here is a series that, unbelievably, keeps getting better and better. Valerie Twombly gives us characters that you can't help but love. Despite being demons, angels, Gods, Demi-Gods, Fae, etc. they are presented with a humanity and scope of emotion that feels real and will suck you in. Be prepared to laugh, cry, hurt and hate right along side Baal, Chaval, Lucan, Ranata and even Hades. In a world g ...more
Donna
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Demon's Destiny is book four in the Guardians series. This is another excellent addition to the series and can be read as a stand alone that will have you reading the previous three books to find out about the other couples/characters referred to. This is an exceptionally well written story line with interesting and engaging characters. The MCs are Baal, a Kothar Demon, and Ranata, a human with more. They are fated to be together as mates. The author draws you into the story and keeps you turnin ...more
Brenda Moser
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written story with strong characters and an action packed story line. Baal and Ronata have a hot chemistry but neither wanted to be mated. They agree in order to find her sister and bring peace to the Fae kingdom. The author brings drama,suspense,danger and tons of action and magic.Through it all the passion and sizzling chemistry between the couple gets hotter and they find love along the way. It's an entertaining story , moves quickly and smoothly and I enjoyed reading. I'm look ...more
Caroline Doig
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow just wow what an absolutely fantastic story and this is book 4 in the Guardians series and I can’t wait to get my hands on book 5 Hades, and this is the story of Baal and Ranata. Baal was a playboy he loved the women but as soon as they wanted commitment he ran like hell that is until he meets Ranata. But both are as stubborn as the other and things don’t go well at the start they argue and gripe at each other but they can’t deny the chemistry that they have together but do they get their HE ...more
Lynn44
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great read. Baal is a Kothar Demon, he is alpha, cocky and a playboy. His heart was broken along time ago by a human so he has built impenetrable walls around his heart. Ranata is trying to find her sister but when she is taken as a human sacrifice Baal steps in and saves her. Baal is shocked when he discovers Ranata, a human is his mate. I really enjoyed this book. It was well written with likeable characters and an engaging storyline. There was magic drama, suspense, danger and plenty o ...more
Booknook Reviews
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
When the Fates give you a mate, you accept it and you like it. This is true especially when you're a demon and Hades, himself, gives you a fae-human mate. Acceptance. Enjoyment.

1) What worked for me:
-I liked the world the author created
-the naughty scenes were detailed and hot
-I liked how strong Ranata was
-there were no obvious editing issues

2) What did not work for me:
-at times, it felt like there was to much going on, plot wise (eg Lucan)
-I prefer more steamy scenes

Trigger warning: N/A

Ideal
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Tricia
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book I really liked Baal who was willing to do almost anything for those he cares about, no sacrifice was too much for him to protect or help his friends. He may be a self-admitted man-whore who avoids any form of commitment, that is until he meets Ranata the one woman he cannot get out of his mind.

I have to say that for a lot of the story I wanted to bang Baal and Ranata's heads together, their bickering and attitude swings were over the top. For two strong characters, they came
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Nancy
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Apparently the man we have always wanted was a demon. Just a wonderful person. Baal seems perfect to me as long as he stays in love and is faithful. I just love him. Loyal, always willing to help, and willing to do anything for those he cares about - those are perfect qualities. I need him. Just to bad Ranata got to him first. They are the perfect couple - well once they each discover each other. Great book in series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a
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Karen
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful PNR read! This is Baal's well-written storyline and it has twists, attraction, steam, demons, demi-gods, an arranged marriage with a supposed human. The main characters are great, one is the H, a totally alpha male womanizer who has vowed to never let love into his heart, and the h is a human female who will sacrifice her happiness to save another, but is later revealed to be more. Unputdownable read that is engaging and entertaining and I loved it.

I received a free copy of this book v
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Kathy
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book of the series but I can tell you can read as a good solid stand-alone but also made me crave catching up with the other books. So I guess read in order or jump right in whatever your preferences, I don’t believe you will be disappointed. My favorites Baal and Ranata but I guess if I was forced to pick only one I would pick Baal. He had me yelling and rooting for him. This series has all things I like supernatural. Great escape book for me.
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Philleys Peters
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. Although it is part of an ongoing series, this can be read as a standalone. And if you are like me, you will definitely want to read up on the other interesting couples mentioned in this book. Baal and Ranata are so passionate together that their loving each other was inevitable, fated and mated by the gods and a force to be reckoned with, as their enemies will learn. Great storytelling!

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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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