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. . .
"These dark, kick-ass guardians can protect me any day!" --Alexandra Ivy on Darkness Dawns
"Whizzing along at light speed. . .this sophomore effort sizzles." --Publishers Weekly on Night Reigns
"Utterly addictive." --Romantic Times
Dr. Melanie Lipton keeps immortals and vampires under her sharp medical scrutiny, including the mysterious yet mesmerizing Sebastien Newcombe. The sexy feelings are mutual, and the two struggle to acknowledge their attraction amid deceit and dissent in the world of the Immortal Guardians. Sebastien has been a loner for centuries, despised by his peers for past sins; the walls around his heart are tall and strong. Yet Melanie slips closer to him, softening those walls like every good heroine does for the tortured lonely alpha in need of understanding. Both characters have realistic and very human emotions, lending them significant relatability. Duvall uses recurring characters from previous titles (Darkness Dawns; Night Reigns) to continue building her intriguing paranormal world with increasing flair and writerly skill.