Early Review: Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall

November 29, 2011 Review 4

Early Review: Night Reigns by Dianne DuvallNight Reigns by Dianne Duvall
Series: Immortal Guardians #2
Published by Zebra Books on 2011
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal Romance, Romantic
Pages: 393
Sexual Content: Graphic sex scenes.
Reviewed by: Abigail
4 Stars

Dianne Duvall portrays a world of temptation, loyalty, and heartbreak . . . a world where danger and desire walk hand in hand . . .Ami isn't much for trusting strangers. She has a hard time trusting anyone. But she's no coward, and she's no pushover in the protection department either. So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn't hesitate to save his bacon. Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into . . . Marcus Graden has been an Immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and he's not interested in backup. From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can't deny that she's strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back. But she's also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can't bear to awaken. After all, whatever her secrets - how can she defeat death itself?'A thrilling and chilling new paranormal series. Fantastic!' - Romantic TimesIMMORTAL GUARDIANS

Thanks to the excellent introduction to the world and the mythology regarding vampires and Immortals in DARKNESS DAWNS, the first book in the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, Dianne Duvall wasted no time launching into an equally seductive story for the sequel, NIGHT REIGNS. Both the hero and heroine had been introduced in the previous book, but newbies to the series won’t feel like they are missing out when these two meet for the first time while fending off a massive vampire attack.

Not the most romantic introduction, but it isn’t meant to be.  Long before moving in that direction, Ami and Marcus first needed to trust each other and build confidence in the others capabilities.  Ami is wickedly lethal with gun, and Marcus’ blades are lightening fast.  Mutual respect and admiration flared to life and then when attraction and more developed, it was an unbelievably welcome change up from the instant love/lust that too many paranormal romance couples are saddled with.   When Ami and Marcus started to realize that they were in love, I didn’t doubt it for a moment.

And it’s not just the romance that is sizzling in NIGHT REIGNS, the mythology is very cool, especially with the new addition that Ami brings.  I won’t spoil anything, but I’m hoping for even more revelations in the next book.  We are so used to vampires being the heroes in paranormal romance, that it still so fun to see them portrayed as ticking time bombs ready to go berserk when the virus that infected them fully corrupts their brains.

I said it before and I’ll say it again, if you’ve fallen for paranormal romance series like the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Lords of the Underworld, or Immortals After Dark, you will love the Immortal Guardian series. Complex and captivating mythology, strong and sexy supernatural alpha males, smart and resourceful women, and stories that capture all the dark and dangerous moments that bring them together. Do I really need to go on?

Series Titles:
  1. Darkness Dawns – 4/5

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