Duvall's hauntingly beautiful
novella, set in the world of the
Immortal Guardians, portrays the
deep love between two people who
can never touch, with a wonderfully
unexpected ending.” Publishers Weekly
RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance Nominee 2013
“Krysta Linz is a kick-butt vampire hunter whose world is taken for a sexy spin when she meets Immortal Guardian Étienne d'Alençon in Duvall's fast-paced and humorous latest paranormal” Publishers Weekly
Top Pick “With a deeply emotional love story, two beautiful, complex main characters and a pulse-pounding adventure that won't let up, this book was haunting and addictive and I loved every page.” The Romance Reviews
“Knowing your enemies is a key concern in the newest installment of Duvall's excellent Immortal Guardians series. Vampires, and the virus that drives them insane, have been the primary threats that our heroes have been fighting against, but there is a new player in town. With this excellent entry, rising star Duvall is fast proving to be a major player in paranormal romance!”
RT Book Reviews
“With a deeply emotional love story, two beautiful, complex main characters and a pulse-pounding adventure that won't let up, this book was haunting and addictive and I loved every page.”
The Romance Reviews
Dianne Duvall lures readers into a world of romance and suspense, where love can mean the difference between life and death . . .
Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural.
She knows immortals better than they know themselves,
right down to their stubborn little genes. So although
a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her
colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie.
His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and
his ideas are daring. But it's not his ideas that
have Melanie fighting off surges of desire . . .
Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can't
remember the last time he had an ally he could trust.
But Melanie is different and under her calm,
professional exterior he senses a passion beyond
anything in his centuries of experience. Giving in to
temptation is out of the question he can't put
her in danger. But she isn't asking him . . .
She stared at him in silence for so long he began to feel a bit self-conscious. “You can feel other people's emotions?” she asked finally.
“Yes. And Stuart's told me he was lying to try to save his a**.”
Again she stared at him.
“What?” he asked when the silence stretched.
“You can feel my emotions? Right now?”
“No. I have to touch you to feel them.”
“So . . .”
He could see her considering it, trying to remember every time he had touched her or she had touched him. At the network. In her car. At David's. Trying to remember what she might have inadvertently revealed.
“You might have mentioned it. Given me a little warning.”
“Such didn't occur to me.”
“What do you feel when you touch me?” she asked.
Bastien's attention dropped to her full lips as she licked them anxiously. “Sometimes I feel your concern. Sometimes uncertainty. Clinical detachment. Fear the first time we met.”
“Well, our first meeting was rather . . . explosive.”
That was putting it mildly.
He knew what she sought. “Sometimes my gift tells me you feel what I feel myself every time I look at you. Or think of you. Or touch you.”
Her soft, smooth neck moved with a swallow. “You're attracted to me.”