September 21, 2013

ARC Review Darkness Rises & Swag Giveaway

Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians, #4) 
by Dianne Duvall
Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple -- she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He's a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in saving her skin than draining it.

Étienne has been an Immortal Guardian for two hundred years -- long enough to know that Krysta is special. He can't stop thinking about her long legs, even more than her short swords. Then he discovers the vamps she's exterminating have friends in high places, and the Guardians are in danger, too. He'll have to accept Krysta's help to save them. The stakes for a mortal are high. But the cost to his heart might be higher . .

My Review
Krysta hates vampires and spends her time killing them. She has a special ability and uses it to her advantage. After years of luring vampires in she finds herself with more vampires than she can handle. She suddenly finds she has help as a stranger helps her take out the vampires. She soon realizes he is a vampire as well and maybe all vampires aren't as bad as she always thought. Étienne has been watching Krysta and doesn't know why but she doesn't leave his mind. They both save each other and Krysta comes to know he is an Immortal Guardian. When she and her brother find themselves in danger from an old enemy of Étienne they realize they are in for the battle for their lives. As Étienne and Krysta begin to develop feelings for each other they both realize they will have to change. Étienne can't win this fight without Krysta and he is afraid to put her in danger and fears losing her.

Krysta is one tough woman. She may be afraid but she doesn't care to run into a fight or use her poor little me act to take down vampires. She is also very caring about her brother and all those that she loves. I love that she doesn't wait for a man to save her and is willing to give her life for others. This is how a female character should be. Étienne is a tough guy as well. He has lived a long life and Krysta changes his world. He will do anything to protect her but he doesn't try to put her in a bubble. he lets her take chances and lets her make up her own mind.

I love this series and learning more about each Immortal Guardian. Krysta and Étienne make a wonderful couple and I loved reading about how they learned to trust each other. You also get to see many of the other great characters you already know if you have read the previous books. This book has the danger and action you need to make a wonderful book in this genre. There is a few mysteries to solve as enemies appear that you think have already been took care of. The action scenes are amazing one I really loved involves Krysta and a helicopter. You also have humor thrown in that gives it that personally touch to were you get a feel for the characters personality. I love what all they do to Étienne's phone. Besides these two you also get to see more of characters you might have wondered about and I look forward to continuing this journey when the next book comes out. Lets not forget you also get the steamy side as well. Krysta and Étienne work well together in that area as well. The author does a phenomenal job in create the perfect blend of all things to make a wonderful book. If you haven't tried this series yet do so now.However I will say it is very addictive so be warned

5 out of 5 Bats~Pam

I have swag packs to give away to 5 winners. It is open international simply comment below thanking Dianne for it and a way to contact you in case you win. Open for one week.


  1. Thanks, Dianne, for the free book! I can be reached through email
    -Lori :)

  2. Thank you Dianne! This sounds amazing going straight to the top of my TBR list!

  3. Thanks you Dianne! Love it!

  4. Thanks Dianne I fell in love with this series when I read the short in still darkness. I loved it.

  5. Thanks Dianne, love your books!

  6. Thank Dianne! Love it.