A new suspense romance series written by a fabulous artist. If you like an action packed ride, this is one for the books.
Author: Kris Michaels
Series: Guardians of the Shadow World
Publish Date: January 30, 2018
Genre: Romance Suspense
Cover: Digitally Imagined
Source: purchased by reviewer
Publisher’s Description: In the Shadow World, he was the God of Death, and he was called many names. The monsters he hunted called him Anubis. Those who saw his face died. To Guardian Security, he was a number, a surgical weapon they wielded against monstrous evil. One woman called him Kaeden Lang. Anubis never meant her to be anything except an interlude, a moment of light in the darkness of his life, a one-time escape from the ever-present haze of death. He committed an unforgivable sin—he saw her again—and again—and again. She held back the shadows that threatened to consume him.
Sky Meyers made a grave mistake six years ago. She fell in love—only to have the man she knew as Kaeden Lang disappear. Now, his daughter needed him to save her life. As the office manager for the State District Attorney, Sky accessed national databases in a desperate search for her baby’s daddy only to discover the man she knew as Kaeden Lang didn’t exist. She’d already lost the man she loved; she couldn’t lose her daughter.
Other eyes noticed Sky’s search. Abruptly recalled and informed of the existence of his daughter and her illness, Anubis slipped through the shadows to help Sky—but found death threatened more than his daughter. In her attempt to find Kaeden Lang, Sky unknowingly jeopardized his Shadow World existence by alerting an enemy Kaeden Lang can’t eliminate–only Anubis can.
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In some cases…spoilers. *BEWARE*
Nervous Nellie says..
This is a romance – my favorite kind – one with a happy ending. There is sex involved and some swearing. There are assassins involved, but they play for the good guy side. There isn’t any graphic death – not like a horror story might have, but there is a couple of dead people involved.
I really love the Kings of Guardian series. If I had to choose, my favorite to date is Jewell and here is that review. However, we are on Anubis right now. This is another series that author Kris Michaels is writing. It’s called Guardians of the Shadow World.
This series has recurring characters which is the part of the series I like. Even after their story is done, the characters pop up in other stories. It’s like being part of a family. I get to see them joke and tease as well as watch their progression with the family and their position within the Guardian world.
I know the concept of having assassins on the payroll might be tough to think about in real life and it might be hard to reconcile taking the life of someone else because of their penchant to kill and destroy lives. I get that. However, I am sure there really are people that have this job to make our lives less frightening. With that being said, I do not have a problem with the Shadow World of Guardian. In a perfect world, karma or whatever you want to call it -would punish those that do atrocities to other innocents just because they can. We all know there is no such thing as a perfect world.
Anubis is Guardian Security’s asset and he kills with poison. He is not an up close and personal killer. I could do research and see what that means psychologically, but that would be going too far and besides, I don’t really want to know. This is a suspenseful story and I loved it just the way it is.
Everyone deserves happiness and this was an incredible story of a ray of sunshine perminating a life lived in the shadows. It was a story about a path that was set in stone suddenly having a fork in the road that may lead to a better life.
The heroine was not whiny. She was a strong lady and she didn’t make stupid choices. She did what needed to be done and did not hesitate to face problems head on. I think Sky was the toughest woman have met in a story.
The hero, suffice it to say, was struggling with himself. The things he’d done and the danger he would bring to the doorstep of the people he loved. It was a battle that ranged from the “right thing to do” and the “right thing I want to do”. He was rather between a rock and a hard place. I loved the way it all turned out. 5 stars.
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Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip. Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.
- First thing out of the chute today is the audiobook release of Blue Curse (Blue Wolf #1) by Brad Magnarella. I cannot wait to listen to this!! Oh, and just a little gossip: the sequel to this book will be released in March 2018 with the audio released a month after that!
Title: Blue Curse
Author: Brad Magnarella
Series: Blue Wolf #1
Release date: January 31, 2018
Narrator: James Patrick Cronin
Publisher’s Description: “I was leading my final mission when everything went to hell…”
Cursed by a blind witch in a remote corner of Waristan, Special Ops Captain Jason Wolfe finds himself changing into a horrid creature of local legend: a lupine referred to in fearful whispers as Blue Wolf.
Faster, stronger, and more lethal, he’s the perfect soldier – but not for the U.S. military. To break the curse, Jason must lead a war between ancient tribal foes: blue werewolves and white dragons.
In a battle spanning from the icy peaks of Central Asia to the valleys of Manhattan, and with the help of a bookish wizard named Prof Croft, Jason will push himself to the breaking point. Because with the curse now spreading to his mind, he’s running out of time – and the stakes are everything.
Win and he returns home to a fiancé to whom he’s pledged a family and future.
Lose and he dies a blood-thirsty beast.
- Next up is a book sale! Who doesn’t love book sales? Author Ken Lange is putting his first book of the Vigiles Urbani Chronicles on sale from February 9-16, 2018 for 99 cents in honor of the release of book 2, Dust Walkers, releasing February 20, 2018.
Title: Accession of the Stone Born
Author: Ken Lange
Series: Vigiles Urbani Chronicles
Publisher’s Description: Former DOD operative Gavin Randall is coming home after twenty-eight years of war. Dismissed by the government he spent his life fighting for, his only solace is knowing that the life waiting for him is one of peace.
Unfortunately, Gavin stumbles upon a secret underworld that exists alongside ours, one populated by vampires, mages, and bloodthirsty werebeasts.
Now, Gavin finds himself recruited by the Biblical Lazarus, leader of this hidden community. He must track down those who seek to disrupt the fragile peace keeping these nightmare horrors at bay. If he fails, more than his life will be forfeit.
- One of my very favorite authors, Kris Michaels, has released a new book in a NEW series! Just one more book she’ll have to sign for me at the Fall Into Books Event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on October 13, 2018. It’ll be soooo much fun!!
- John Conroe has released a new Demon Accords book. This will be #13 in the series. I love the Demon Accords series – highly recommended by me.
Title: Summer Reign
Author: John Conroe
Series: Demon Accords #13
Released: January 20, 2018
Publisher’s Description: Demon Accords book 13. Faced with writing college papers, prepping for tests, and teaching testy witches, Declan O’Carroll has enough on his plate. Not to mention the magical withdrawal of leaving his very own magical kingdom behind on Fairie. But when he and his friends are attacked from creatures out of folklore and fable it seems the Queens of Summer and Winter aren’t done with him yet. But if they’re so eager to mess with Earth, maybe it’s time to Earth came to them. After all, he’s got some lessons to teach.
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