Embrace the Darkness : Guardians of Eternity

  • by Alexandra Ivy
  • Narrated by Arika Rapson
  • Series: Guardians of Eternity
  • 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lady Shay is the last of her kind. Half human, half Shalott, her blood is a precious aphrodisiac to vampires, who consider it more precious than gold. Though Shalotts are renowned assassins, a curse held over Shay lands her on the slave auction block, where her fate is uncertain. Viper, the beguiling chief of a deadly vampire clan, can't explain his longing to possess the beautiful Shalott who once saved his life, but now he is free to do anything he wants with her. Strangely, while he desires both Shay's blood and body, he wants her to surrender willingly. A hidden evil has been stalking Shay since she left the slave market with Viper. It is an evil that endangers the very existence of Viper's kind, and there's no reason he should court such danger just to protect a Shalott. But the love he feels for Shay is enough to make him willing to go to hell and back if it means spending an eternity with her in his arms.

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What the Critics Say

"The second book in Ivy's Guardians of Eternity trilogy delivers plenty of atmosphere and hot-blooded seduction." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Irritating heroine ruined story

I am all for strong women with brains, fighting skills, and confidence. I am not interested in listening to a story where the heroine is so over the top stubborn that she almost gets herself and everyone around her killed multiple times, is stupidly rash, rude, and so annoying that it is hard to wish her on anyone, especially the hero.

I almost did not read the next book because of this one was so frustrating. The hero and heroine fought constantly, then all of the sudden, the heroine is like "wait, I love him so I will try to be less irritating." (Seriously that was actually her internal dialogue.)

So, worth the Credit or the time it woll take to listen to this one? Not in my opinion. Maybe if you find it on sale you might want to pick it up, if you'd like to read the next book. (Although I have not finished it, it has started out much better.)

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- Tanja

I love a romance with humor!

What made the experience of listening to Embrace the Darkness the most enjoyable?

The action started immediately and continued throughout! I also loved Le'vay the gargoyle. What a surprise to have a funny and unexpected sidekick. He appeared often enough to keep you listening and laughing at is quips. I enjoyed Shay and Viper. Two alpha personalities constantly protecting the other. They were constantly denying their feelings for each other but their actions blatantly showed the opposite. Very enjoyable to see these two fall hard. Le'vay, although cowardly was just funny!


What other book might you compare Embrace the Darkness to and why?

Surprisingly, this was the first time I didn't compare one of the other books I had read to this one.


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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-16-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio