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  • Posted August 28, 2012

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    You know what they say about Karma right? Well I'm sure Caine ce

    You know what they say about Karma right? Well I'm sure Caine certainly
    does! He's spent so much time being an evil bastard that fate has come
    up with the most delicious punishment. He got his wish to turn from cur
    to a pureblood Were but at the same time he has taken on the task of
    protecting the most valuable creature in the world from dark forces.
    Unfortunately for him, he finds her irresistible and his newly found
    conscience is firm on not taking advantage of her naivety and innocence.
    Now one might think that Cassie would be a boring snooze fest of a
    character in a paranormal world due to said innocence but that's just
    not true. She's smart, sassy and a fast learner. Her naivety and
    innocence comes not from a prudish mind but from being locked up for so
    many years, unable to so much as socialize with anyone. Cassie is a
    grown woman, beautiful and tough but she also doesn't completely
    understand the world around her, giving her a child-like mentality and
    views from time to time, which doesn't help Caine's dilemma one bit.
    Cassie may be new to the world, but that doesn't mean she blindly
    follows Caine or lets him boss her around, she gives as good as she
    gets, even going so far as to call Caine out on him being a "sexist
    dog" when he wants to always be the one she depends on for
    protection. She isn't afraid of him or his sometimes cranky moods or the
    fact that as a full blood Were he's almost as big as a car and twice as
    mean. Cassie is most entertaining once she knows what she wants (Caine)
    and goes after it (him). The sexual tension was present from page one,
    Caine wants Cassie but he doesn't want to hurt or take advantage of her,
    something completely new and baffling at times for him. He isn't used to
    feeling something other than lust for a female and to have his bad ass
    self WANT to protect and care for such a pure creature such as Cassie
    drives him nuts for a few pages. Thankfully, Fear the Darkness doesn't
    spend too much time on the "will they or won't they" battle
    between Caine and Cassie because there's a much bigger obstacle in their
    way. I'm grateful for this because frankly, Caine and Cassie are just
    too combustible to be kept from each other for so long. They're a pretty
    hot couple that will definitely make you re-think the whole "Team
    Vampire" thing (If you were inclined in that direction before).
    Fear the Darkness is definitely filled with blood, danger, death and
    mayhem, it wouldn't be a paranormal romance if there wasn't at least one
    bloody fight would it? Keeping it balanced and from becoming an endless
    nightmare for her characters, Alexandra injects just the right amount of
    humor to distract everyone from the conflict, even if it's only for a
    moment. One of my favorites? Cassie's first taste of wine and pizza.
    Having read Alexandra Ivy's Guardians of Eternity series from the
    beginning and loving each one of her alpha males, I'm going to have to
    say here and now that Caine is officially my favorite. I was mildly
    intrigued by him when he was a cur, he had hints of decency in him but
    it was never more apparent than when he saw Cassie for the first time.
    He may not be as tortured as Styx, Viper or even Salvatore, King of the
    Weres, but he does have that whole "Will kill to protect"
    attitude and as bad as he can get, his tender way with Cassie kind of
    cancels out his cold hearted, bad ass factor. Fear the Darkness is a
    great read from beginning to end and definitely leaves you wanting more
    from the Guardians of Eternity and of course, leaves you with the
    feeling that the end of the battle is only the beginning of the war.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Entertaining and enjoyable

    It is really nice reading about all of the old characters and their mates and seeing that they continue to play important roles in each book. Cain and Cassie were cute and entertaining. Ivy's books are always enjoyable to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    O MY

    I just loved Caine and Cassies story.It was very well done and he just loves her so much it's swoon worthy

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

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    ┬┐Fear the Darkness┬┐ by, Alexandra Ivy Alexandra Ivy is a wond

    “Fear the Darkness” by, Alexandra Ivy

    Alexandra Ivy is a wonderful author and I fell in love with her work from book one. “Fear the darkness” is the 9th book in her Guardians of Eternity series but like most romance series each book can stand on its own.
    In “Fear the darkness” Cassie (The prophet) and Caine (The Were) are trying to decipher Cassie’s visions of the future while fighting against the dark lord and his minions. Cassie isn’t only “The Prophet”, she is also a “Were” but without the ability to shift. Having spent most of her life as a prisoner, she knows very little of the outside world and is very much in need of a protector. Enter Caine who is newly turned from Cur to pureblooded “Were”. Caine feels a deep need to protect the fragile prophet (even from himself if necessary) and he will die before he lets any harm come to her.
    “Fear the darkness” has everything that I love in a paranormal romance. We have:
    *Vampires, Weres, Demons, and a host of other fantastic supernatural creatures.
    *Steamy love scenes that are swoon worthy.
    *Danger and a creepy, powerful dark force to fight against.
    *Many interesting supporting characters that you fall in love with.
    *Returning characters from other books. (This is important to me because I always hate to say goodbye to great characters)
    *Alpha males (I want one of my own) and strong capable females.
    The Guardians of Eternity series is wonderful fun and “Fear the darkness” reads like a dream. I own all of Alexandra Ivy’s books and I thoroughly enjoy getting lost in her stories. If you like J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Shayla Black, Kresley Cole, Christine Feehan, Jacquelyn Frank, Jeaniene Frost, or Gena Showalter then you will love Alexandra Ivy!!

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