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Awaken the Darkness

He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her. When Susan first sees the old two-story house for sale, such warmth and longing fill her thatagainst all reasonshe makes an offer. It will take years of hard work and money she frankly doesnt have to fix up the place. So she cant explain why she bought it. She also cant explain what compels her to spend hours one night, digging in the basement until she unearths a man. A man who still lives and breathes despite having been buried alive. A man whose intense brown eyes glow amber with pain, declaring him far more than ordinary. Susan knows sh...

Title : Awaken the Darkness
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ISBN : 40043924
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Number of Pages : 352 pages
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Awaken the Darkness Reviews

  • Sonia189

    I like this series but this one wasn't as appealing. A little over half of it is the wo main characters interacting apart from the already beloved community of immortals. I get why but I don't even think their chemistry was that great. The romance still felt too fast and without spark for me.

    The end was cute, hopeful but this barely moved along the series.

  • Melissa

    This is a fun PNR/UF that I have enjoyed since the first book. If you haven't read them, you are missing out on some laughs, adventure and romance. I do suggest starting with the first book in the series to really get to know all the characters and it also helps to make sense of the overall series arc.

    In this book we go a bit back in time to an incident that hurt the guardians. This is Stanislav's story and what happened to him during the incident and 2 years later. Stan is a man of honor and it
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  • AJ

    4 stars!

    Book #8 in the Immortal Guardians series brings a change in pace from the earlier books as we shift away from the action for a bit and in its place we get a slower-moving, heartfelt romance that is gorgeously sweet and swoony. Of course there is still some action and supernatural goings, it’s more about the love story in this one, and I loved it!

    Before that this book, and this review, contains spoilers for earlier books in the series so make sure you’ve read the previous books before div

    Ooh. That’s so cool. Even in your thoughts, your voice deepens and gets all growly when you’re turned on. Before he could respond, she made a sound of impatience. Damn it. Now I’m turned on.


    I love Stanislav! Despite his badassery, he is such a gentle soul. Kind, polite, and absolutely charming, he’s nothing but sweet and respectful with Susan. His vulnerability over his predicament is beautifully written and gives him a softer edge, but he’s also fiercely protective and sexy as all hell. And Susan is a great match for him - smart, sensible and confident, she is surprisingly welcoming and accepting of Stanislav's presence in her life, but she more than held her own against him, and I loved watching things develop between them.

    “You need someone you can trust.”

    Smiling, he touched her cheek. “I already have someone I trust. You.”

    She clasped his wrists and turned her head, pressing a kiss to his palm. “Flirt.”

    He winked. “Just wait until I confirm I'm not married. Then I'll take flirting to a whole new level.”

    “Hell yes, you will,” she declared.

    He laughed.


    But there are people who knew that Stanislav was buried and they will stop at nothing to try and find him again. And how will Stanislav get his memories back and what will happen when he does? He knows that he is different, and he has natural instincts that are not normal, but he doesn’t know why. And what of the Immortal Guardians who think he’s dead? So many questions to be answered, and I was so excited as I read, trying to figure out how it was all going to happen and beyond excited to get there.

    But I did enjoy the slower pace of this book. With Stanislav removed from the rest of the Immortal Guardians, there’s a different feel to this one without all of the action and intrigue that comes with the group. There is still some excitement, but I appreciated the attention paid to Stanislav and Susan’s unfolding love story as they fell hard for each other. They are fun and playful together, and although things happen quickly, it feels like a slow burn, and there’s a delicious sense of anticipation as we wait for it all to happen for them.

    The rest of the Immortal Guardians do eventually make an appearance in scenes that had me grinning like an idiot, and the book ends beautifully – better than I could have hoped, and a balm to the soul of series fans.

    I loved this book! It was a great addition to the series, and I eagerly await whoever’s story is coming next!

    4 stars.



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  • Debrac2014

    Wonderful story! I didn't want it to end!

  • Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"

    Audible book review of Awaken the Darkness. The Narrator Kristin Potter was Outstanding as usual. The storyline not so much. I am so Happy that Stanislav is alive and has found love with Susan both of this characters have strong resemblances to the other Immortal Guardians and Gifted One in the prior books. Its like the names were changed but its the same character descriptions of prior IG and GO's. The story itself reminded me a bit of the 2nd book "Dark Desire" in the Dark Series by Christine ...more

  • Lorna

    Immortal guardians, vampires and human bad guys, oh my! This series is one of my favorite in the paranormal romance realm and this book not only fit right in, it also has taken over as my favorite book of the series.

    Number 8 in Duvall’s Immortal Guardian series quickly became one of those books that I couldn’t put down. Silly me decided that 4 a.m. was a wonderful time to start this book and two and a half hours later I finally had to stop to sleep-only to finish it later on that same afternoon.
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  • Gabriella

    This was a wonderful story. I loved the banter and the sweet and slow relationship development between Susan and Stan. So cute.

    Also the ending was all and even more I hoped for (in Yuri's story). I cried. I don't do that often, but this time and with this ending I was moved to tears. Perfect!

  • Cheesecake

    I really enjoyed this installment. It's a bit of a side detour to find out what happened to Stanislav.

    While Stanislav remains in the dark...

    Susan is a good heroine. While the heroines of this series are tending to blend together in my mind, I still enjoyed her character. She has spent most of her life separated from society because of her telepathy. I would have liked to have seen this played up a bit more. Mostly the author just tells us how hard it has been for her. But one thing I like about
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