Review: Eternal Flame (Guardians, #1) by Valerie Twombly

Eternal Flame

Parnormal Romance – Vampires – Fantasy
A woman he cannot have, a man who is only a dream…

When guardian Marcus Dagotto, discovers the gods have gifted him with a mate, he is pissed. He has no room for love and even less for a human who has no idea he exists.

Cassandra Jensen, has a shattered heart and has given up on men. Only one man can set her body on fire, but he is a fantasy that haunts her sleep.

Two worlds, one desire. When the two collide, fate will rip them apart and test their resolve. Will darkness and evil prevail? Or, will love conquer all?
~ 4 Eternal Flame Stars ~
Eternal Flame is book one in Valerie Twombly Guardians series. She starts us off with action, heartache, loss and war. The ending leaves us wanting to know what happens to the rest of the guardians as well as some other characters introduced to us in this book. I enjoyed how the book starts and ends.
For some reason I thought this book was going to be all about dragons. No I did not read the book blurb. I do that some times think its something and it totally turns out to be something else. Yes we do have dragons in this book, but we also have vampires, demons, gods and goddesses. This book has lots of twists and turns, betrayal and romance. Being that it is the first book in the series we get a ton of characters and back ground building. I cried, laughed, loved and disliked people and places through out this book, but one thing is for sure I feel into the world and by the end wanted more.
Marcus is a Guardian, vampire Guardian, a healer among his people. He has suffered with guilt over killing his mate 300 years ago in the Demon Wars. Cassie is a nurse, who has been alone since her ex dumped her on their wedding day (ouch) that will leave emotional scares.
Ms. Twombly makes some defiant changes to the vampire theme that makes it quit interesting, it grabs you from the begging and does not let up. We also get gods who like to stick their noses in when they feel like it, but if they did’t then where would some of the fun be at, plus we get bad guys who add to the plot and suspense.
I am looking forward to finding out what happens in this plot with our bad guys as well as seeing the other guardians and some other characters get mated off. Oh what an adventure it will be! If you like paranormal romance you will enjoy Eternal Flame.

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Fatal Desire (Guardians #2)
Out Now
Caleb is dark, hot, and commanding in human form. As a dragon, he’s a force to be reckoned with. When he witnesses the slave Lileta being beaten by his Overlord Odage, he nearly comes unglued. Without understanding why, he asks to take the slave as his own, but soon realizes his longing is more than an attraction to a beautiful woman. In a sick twist of fate, the gods have given him a demon as his mate—one he can never touch unless he wishes his own death. His only choice is to grant her freedom.

Lileta wanted to kill Caleb, but when she is freed by this tempting male, her anger turns to a desire that can only prove fatal. Even if she could claim him as her own, her dark past makes her unworthy of his love.

When their paths continue to intertwine, spiraling them to the brink of passion, can they resist the yearnings burning within them, or will they submit to their fatal desire? (goodreads)

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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8 comments on “Review: Eternal Flame (Guardians, #1) by Valerie Twombly

  1. I’ve never heard of this, but I just added both books to my wishlist–they sound awesome! Thanks for helping me keep my TBR list out of control, LOL 😉

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

    • LOL! Anytime Jessica. I am to make TBR’s so out of control you don’t know what to read next. ^_^

      Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

  2. Might have to use my kindle ‘class action’ credits to buy Eternal Flame-sounds interesting 🙂

    • Ooo I love getting credits. ^_^ Hope you give this one a try. I’m looking forward to read book 2 and Eternal Flame was interesting. Not what I thought, but I like get surprised every now and then.

      Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

  3. Thanks for sharing me and my books with your readers.

    • Your welcome Valerie. I’m looking forward to Caleb’s book and more from this wonderful fun new series. ^_^

  4. I never read blurbs before picking up a book so get those huh surprises now and again. I think it’s kinda fun. I love dragons (and all those other para beings) so definitely sounds like one I’d enjoy. And a twist on vamps? Always interesting 🙂

    • Ya I got a surprise. It was interesting and I enjoyed the twist on vamps. It was a fun, interesting read! ^_^