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Defy Not the Heart
     

Defy Not the Heart

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by Amy Blankenship
 

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A young girl, born over a thousand years into the future, accidentally steps into the mist of a war stricken land, carrying the one thing with her that can heal or destroy their land, a scared crystal known as The Guardian Heart Crystal. As five brothers are drawn to her and become her protectors, the battle between good and evil turns to a battle of the hearts.

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A young girl, born over a thousand years into the future, accidentally steps into the mist of a war stricken land, carrying the one thing with her that can heal or destroy their land, a scared crystal known as The Guardian Heart Crystal. As five brothers are drawn to her and become her protectors, the battle between good and evil turns to a battle of the hearts.

Now, with the Crystal shattered and the enemy closing in, the last thing they expected was a spell to turn them against each other. As tempers soar and secrets are kept, jealously becomes a dangerous game between the powerful brothers. When possession becomes an obsession, can the brothers keep the enemy from claiming the one person they are all trying to protect?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011885853
Publisher:
Amy Blankenship
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Series:
The Guardian Heart Crystal Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
406
File size:
720 KB

Meet the Author

Amy Blankenship, wife and mother of three, resides in North
Carolina. She�s always had the urge to write. After she
realized there were stories that needed to be told, Amy
decided to start bringing her dreams into reality. Inspired by
her love of romance novels and anime, Amy has combined
her two favorite pass times in order to bring her stories of
romance, fantasy, and the paranormal to life. Be sure to
register as a member of Amy�s website:

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Defy Not The Heart 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Defy Not the Heart is the first book in the Guardian Heart Crystal series. I was debating on whether to purchase this book or not cause of it's high price. I read one of the other books in the series and just had to know more. So, I did end up buying it mostly because i'm a sucker for books. It was more than worth it. I highly recommend this book. Once i got into it I had a hard time putting it down, I ended up finishing it in four days. It has all the things you look for in a great story: Good vs. Evil, romance, jealousy, action, and comedy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A young Miko, born over a thousand years into the future, accidentally steps into the mist of a war stricken land, carrying the coveted Guardian Heart Crystal within her own heart. As the youkai lords are drawn to her and become her protectors, the battle between good and evil turns to a battle of the hearts. Now, with the Crystal shattered and the enemy closing in, the last thing they expected was a spell to turn them against each other. As tempers soar and secrets are kept, jealously becomes a dangerous game between the powerful Youkai Lords. When possession becomes an obsession can the brothers keep the enemy from claiming the one person they are all trying to protect? ************** Free Preview Within the youkai nation, in a garden known as the Heart of Time, deep within the walls of an abandoned castle, a statue of a young human miko stands. Surrounded by an age-old magic that has kept its secret treasure hidden and well preserved, her hands are outstretched as if waiting for something precious to be placed in them. Legend says that she is waiting for a powerful stone known as ¿The Guardian Heart Crystal¿ to return to her. Sealed within the crystal is the power to cross time and space over a thousand years between worlds. Only those who wear the crest of the Guardians know of the true secrets behind the statue and how it became. Only one spirit possessed the coveted stone and she was the one true treasure. A priestess that many would try to claim no matter the consequence. Standing on the side of good were the ones known as the youkai lords. Five brothers, all-powerful in their own highborn rights and guardians to the seal that separated the two worlds. The father of the five siblings, Tadamichi, was first in line to take his father¿s place as ruler of the demon world and head guardian of the seal of time. For centuries, his ancestors protected the seal that protected the human world from overlapping with the youkai world. This task was sacred and the lives of the humans, as well as youkai, had to be kept safe and secret from the other. Unexpectedly, during his reign, a small band of humans accidentally crossed over into their world because of the sacred crystal known as The Guardian Heart Crystal. During a time of turmoil, it¿s powers caused a rip in the seal that had separated the two dimensions. The leader of the human group and Tadamichi had quickly become allies, making a pact to close the rip in the seal and keep the two worlds sealed away from each other forever. The five-youkai lords wore born with the family crest as a symbol on the pulse point in the arc of the neck, but one other wore the family crest and knew of it¿s secrets. Their fathers¿ younger brother Hyakuhei, whom had joined the demons within the evil realm, also bore the crest as he had been born into the family who protected the shrine. His long midnight locks, reaching past his knees and a face belonging only to the most seductive, belied the true evil hidden within his angelic appearance. As the war begins between the forces of light and dark, a blinding blue light is emitted from the sanctified statue. And a young miko, born over a thousand years into the future, accidentally steps into the mist of the war stricken land, holding The Guardian Heart Crystal within her own heart. As the youkai lords are drawn to her and become her protectors, the battle between good and evil truly begins. This is one of their many epic adventures¿
want-me-a-vampire More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I've read in the Guardian series. This series is unlike any I've ever read. I'll make this somewhat short so I won't bore anyone reading my review (I tend to ramble, LOL). This series has a mortal woman who the guardians will protect with their lives. They all love her very much, and she loves them all......each in their own special way. These guardians are so wonderful! They are sexy, brave, funny, dangerous, and sometimes overly jealous. Yummy is an understatement. The chain of events in this book is different from the first book I read in the series. The basic story line (the guardians protecting their priestess) is the same, as are the characters. But the adventures are different in each book. I appreciate the fact that I get to read about these wonderful characters that I love in each book, yet their experiences & "love connections" are different. A constant in each book is a shrine, which is a portal for Kyoko (the priestess) to travel from her "time" to the guardian's "time". These stories are so original and a very refreshing change from the paranormal romance I had been reading. I plan to continue reading this series right up to the last book. :-)
RomanceWritersReviews More than 1 year ago
Defy Not the Heart, The Guardian Heart Crystal Series by Amy Blankenship is a paranormal, fantasy, romance novel. This is only the second book I've read of the Guardian Heart Crystal Series. They are so good it won't be my last. This series is unlike any I've ever read. The stories are so original. Generally the series is about a young human woman, Kyoko, Priestess of a scared crystal known as the Guardian Heart Crystal, that can travel through time. Five brothers, sexy, brave Guardian's of the crystal and their Priestess each are drawn to her and all love her very much, and she loves them all each in their own special way. In each book the characters are the same and so is the "general" battle between good and evil, but the battle of the hearts is different. It's great that you don't have to read the other books to know what is going on and you don't have to read them in order. The scenes are so intense, and just captures you and takes you along with the ride. Very entertaining. I really enjoy Amy Blankenship's work. Rate: 5 out of 5 Reviewed by: Pam For RWR
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nyrican4t More than 1 year ago
Another hit for the author! Fast paced, entertaining with love, hate, action, and comedy. It's like watching anime in your head!
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