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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    This book takes up eight months after the events in book one, an

    This book takes up eight months after the events in book one, and Ari, the witch who is also a cop, is looking for an enemy who is killing vampires. Sexy vampire Andreas is back in the picture and keeping Ari distracted. Plenty of action with an interesting romance!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Loved It

    Second book in the series, picks up a few months after the first book ended. Read it in a day could not put down had to know what happens next, now gonna have to wait on the third book!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

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    Rating 4.5 / 5 stars Ally Shields takes this story to a whole n

    Rating 4.5 / 5 stars

    Ally Shields takes this story to a whole new level. The book is gripping from the first chapter and is filled with action. Guardian Witch is a paranormal romance with a CSI drama feel to it. 




    Characters: 4.5/5
    Ally creates great characters, and each of them has their own interesting story. 




    Ari - I definitely loved Ari in this story and connected with her easily. She is a kick-ass heroine and even with her 'magical disadvantage' she is a worthy guardian. 




    Andreas - Andreas is awesome. He is mysterious, and I believe that there is still much to be revealed about him. He is smart, witty and very well controlled with his behaviour when it comes to Ari. Andreas challenges her in a good way. As much as I loved Stefan in Book 1, Andreas wins this round. 




    Ari and Andreas have a slow burn romance, it is developing slowly, yet it still remains intense. 




    Plot, Pace, Writing style: 4.5/5 
    The plot is captivating and the pace is perfect. I can definitely see how Ally has grown as a writer in this book, and am excited to see how much more she improves in the books to come. Her writing style is easy to follow and pulls you in easily. 


    Final Thoughts: I love how the love story is unfolding with Ari and Andreas, and cannot wait to see where it goes in the rest of the series. 

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  • Posted May 25, 2013

    This book definitely delivers.  I found that I enjoyed this book

    This book definitely delivers.  I found that I enjoyed this book more than the first, which will keep me coming back for more.  The chemistry between all the characters is believable and endearing.  I suggest this book even if you have not read the first.  They both can basically stand by themselves.  I am looking forward to reading more about these characters. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Ally Shields has done it again!  In only a way a master of words

    Ally Shields has done it again!  In only a way a master of words can do, she has twisted and turned ordinary words into an extraordinary story.  Reintroducing us to the familiar characters we loved from the first story and giving us a new mystery to solve. 
    As a string of vampire murders take place in Riverdale, Ari and her partner have to solve the crime before the vampires handle things on their own, or more bodies show up.  When Andreas, the charming and charismatic vampire wiggles his way into the case, how will Ari balance her feelings, the past, and solve a mystery that has magic written all over it?  
    If you’re like me, and you loved the diverse characters, their interactions and their chemistry… you won’t be disappointed in this book.  Picking up several months after the first book ended, the characters stay true to form, and answer any of your lingering questions.  The connection and chemistry is still there and you will not be disappointed!!!
    No doubt about it!  A wonderfully written story and a definite MUST READ!!! 5 Stars.

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  • Posted April 15, 2013

    Arianna Calin is a witch.  Not only that, she is the Guardian of

    Arianna Calin is a witch.  Not only that, she is the Guardian of Riverdale, sanctioned by the Council of Magic — one part detective, one part battle-hardened crime fighter, and all parts tough as nails.

    When Ari’s reporter friend, Eddie, confesses to a murder he clearly didn’t commit, it’s up to Ari to investigate the case and uncover the truth.

    Ari’s search leads her through the darkened, supernaturally-packed streets of Riverdale’s Olde Town.  She encounters vampires, lycanthropes, and no small number of suspicious individuals.  As the bodies begin to pile up, Ari realizes that not only is Eddie innocent, but that Riverdale might just have a serial killer on its hands — a serial killer targeting the city’s vampire population.

    But what’s the motive?

    Why the irregularities in the killer’s M.O.?

    Why can’t the police pinpoint the murder weapon?

    Ari will have to answer all these questions and more, while dealing with her own personal mystery.  Ari’s family is under a powerful enchantment — one that will reveal in dreams her one true love so she can continue the Calin bloodline.  Her nights are haunted by the man whose magic once intertwined with hers.

    There’s only one problem: her dreams are showing her former flame Andreas DeLuca.  A vampire.

    What’s worse, Andreas may just be the killer’s next target.

    Fire Within is a fun, solid, satisfying entry in the crime fiction subgenre of urban fantasy.  It manages to capture the detective noir feel with style and panache.  With an engaging cast of characters and a compelling mystery, it is in many ways reminiscent of the earlier case-based entries in Jim Butcher’s bestselling series The Dresden Files.  Anyone who is a fan should do themselves a great favor and pick up Fire Within today.

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