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Guarding the Vampire's Ghost

(Green's Hill #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  250 ratings  ·  30 reviews
For four millennia, Shepherd, Angel of Repentance, and Jefischa, Angel of the Fourth Hour of Dark, have worked as a team to provide heavenly assistance to those who call their names. Shepherd's work has made him dark and dour, but he's determined to protect Jefischa from all of the terrible pain the mortal world has to offer. Now an accident of divine politics has put Adri ...more
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Published October 13th 2010 by Dreamspinner Press (first published October 2010)
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Grammy 1
Oct 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Amy Lane has used this short novella two fold. One is for her Little Goddess followers. For them we get glimpses into that storyline which her fans crave. We see our Adrian three books past his death. We still mourn him as well as do our Cory, Green and Bracken. We are also charmed by a whimsical loving story of the Angels in Gods heaven who watch over Adrian. Amy Lane the author who paints fantasy in lands mystical has painted this charming story of Jefischua and Sheppard.

Sometimes reading Ms
Oct 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Guarding is both a stand alone novella and another in the Little Goddess series. The story only deals with the m/m portion so that should appeal to that particular audience while giving enough scenes to Adrien and his lovers to please the followers of the ménage series. It mostly works on both levels but I’ve found this straddling the line to be less than satisfying personally. I wish the stories either didn’t include those characters or were solely about them. Including them as secondary charac ...more
Oct 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Well Ms Lane did it again. I cried, damn I miss Adrian. All I can say is Why? Why? Why?
I loved this short story and highly recommend it if you're a fan of Green's Hill (Little Goddess series.)
But be sure to read the first book in the series before or it will be confusing and give up some info that could ruin your reading experience of the first novel.
Received from the publisher as part of the The Green's Hill Novellas in exchange for an honest review, reviewed for Hearts On Fire
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I felt for Adrian so bad in this book
Nov 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Adrian is a vampire who in life has had two lovers, a human sorceress and a male elf. His death causes quite the confusion in the order of the worlds, because he’s managed to retain his soul, which means he’ll leave a ghost – and whatever is to be done with a vampire’s ghost? Since he has been dead before, he can’t very well go to Heaven, now can he? However Godess, sovereign of the world of lore, decides he very well can. At first, God bristles at her request, but since he’s been separated from ...more
Nov 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
This review can be found at Brief Encounters Reviews.

This short novella is set in Amy Lane’s Green’s Hill universe. You do not have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one, although I think the poignancy element will hit closer to home if you have at least a basic understanding of the overall story arc, especially involving vamp Adrian who is one of the stars in this story. Adrian’s story is m/m/f.

The story begins with angel duo Jefischa and Shepherd being tasked to watch over Adri
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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May 28, 2011 marked it as avoid
I finally found a sex book that made me feel weird.
Angel sex. Angel sex is a big no-no in my book. What can I do? Leave faith and God out of orgies,ok?

And here we have...two male angels.

So,omg,I have no idea how to say this...but it really bothered me that they are gay! Love your fellow man? Yes! Do not condemn homosexual partners? Yes! Like gay books? Yes,yes, I do! Very much!
But gay angels? It's just pushing it. Sorry.

Oh and the vampire having a...well... sex life while he 'loved' his partners
Oct 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012
This was a good story of two angels in charge of watching over a dead vampire's soul in the antechamber of heaven. The whole of the story was wonderfully compelling. I thought the idea that emotions more than anything effected the angels of heaven was an interesting concept. I love Amy Lane's style of writing. It feels real with the angst and the turmoil. My only problem is that I never really got into the characters. While I loved the writing I just felt like I grazed the characters true person ...more
Cole Riann
I feel like there were a few things I was missing having not read the Little Goddess series, but I don't think they were very important. Still, it was like missing out on an inside joke -- you think you're missing out, but maybe you aren't, and if you are, who is to say if it's important or not? So maybe it was nothing, but I didn't really understand the ending (when Peter asks Adrian: "Was it worth it?")

Still, sweet and amazingly innocent characters directly related to the tone of the story. An
Cherie Noel
Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book is beyond brilliant. It's so good I had to go back and get the story of the vampire's life before he became a ghost (told in VULNERABLE). Wow. The author told me that Vulnerable, her first published (I think) novel was "not very good"...Ha!! No, it wasn't was bloody brilliant, like everything else I've read by Amy Lane. And oh, oh, oh, those lucky angels, getting to hang out with someone who's loved so deeply he can teach the heavenly hosts a thing or three about love. Yeah. ...more
Whimsical. That's the word that comes to mind when I think of this story of Shepherd and Jefi. There's sadness too because of Adrian but there's learning and growing. There's laughter and love.

It's so beautiful to watch Shep and Jefi discover the joys of being human. It's heartbreaking to see watch him watching over his beloved's. There are definitely some Kleenex moments in this story.

Thank you Amy Lane for giving the reader this moment with Adrian. I miss him so.
Oct 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt, sex, scifi, romance
Too short, vague, a really cute and sweet story line that really deserves to be fleshed out more! Give me some detail Amy! Please! I've become an avid follower of yours but I'm craving more, a plot line that gives me story, depth of character, as well as the sort of curving detail and structure that supplies readers such as myself with long, twisting journeys to justify the hours we spend diligently reading!
Angels Shepherd and Jefi are assigned to watch over Adrian, the only vampire allowed into Heaven. The angels storyline is sweet while the portion that deals with Adrian is bittersweet. An entertaining and well-written story however it felt a bit off. Even though it's a stand-alone it's part of a series which I haven't read and it didn't feel complete to me.
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
How I missed Adrian and while it certainly was nice to catch up with him, the story wasn't what I thought it would be. I was expecting it to be mainly about Adrian and it wasn't. I also don't know how I feel about Adrian's "activities". (view spoiler) The two angels were very interesting and sweet and it was enjoyable to see their growth.
Mar 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
It was a sweet story. I liked Jefi and Shepherd, and Adrian seemed a decent ghost-vampire. Still, I mostly felt detached from what was happening. When Adrian was grieving his lovers, I didn't really feel the sadness -- since I don't really know him or his beloveds.

Good story... sadly didn't really work for me, though.
Sep 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This story can stand alone but if you have read the Little Goddess series (like I have) it's even better. I love Adrian, always have, and this is heart-wrenching to read where he's concerned and romantic and funny where the story centers on the angels Jefi and Shep. Amy's universe with Whim and this one and the Little Goddess series shows you the breadth of her imagination. It's amazing.
Nov 14, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-star, m-m-bookshelf
Awful. That's what this book is. Awful. half the time I had no idea what the hell was going on. Just pure crap. ughy. Which is sad cause I like most of her books.
Nancy L
Nov 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The most interesting story line I've read in quite a long time!!
Sep 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Very sweet and touching story. Have to read the ones proceeding it before, because there is some confusion in the beginning as to what is going on.
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
How is it possible for Amy Lane to write a 76 page story that brings tears to my eyes?!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: men-lurving-men
I'll go back and read the story, but it's too much the same as the Little Goddess series. Similar charaters, etc. Would only read if I had a serious jones for some Amy Lane
Jess Candela
Jun 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, read-in-2010
I suspect I'd have gotten more out of it if I'd read the Green's Hill books first, but even so it was good.
Jun 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
3.5 stars.
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Still crying so can't say much - how did I miss this for so long?!
Nov 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
If it's one thing that Amy does well it's pull at a reader's heart strings. This story made my heart ache. Seriously bittersweet.
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Amy Lane dodges an EDJ, mothers four children, and writes the occasional book. She, her brood, and her beloved mate, Mack, live in a crumbling mortgage in Citrus Heights, California, which is riddled with spiders, cats, and more than its share of fancy and weirdness. Feel free to visit her at, where she will ride the buzz of receiving your e-mail u ...more

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