Guardians of Stone (Relic Seekers Series #1)

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The Brains

Kendall Morgan, a relic expert born with the family gift for sensing the history and location of ancient artifacts.

The Bucks

Nathan Larraby, the enigmatic billionaire who has hired Kendall to locate four powerful relics.

The Brawn

Jake Stone, the tough, sexy mercenary with a mysterious past, ...

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Overview

The Brains

Kendall Morgan, a relic expert born with the family gift for sensing the history and location of ancient artifacts.

The Bucks

Nathan Larraby, the enigmatic billionaire who has hired Kendall to locate four powerful relics.

The Brawn

Jake Stone, the tough, sexy mercenary with a mysterious past, contracted to protect Kendall.

Every mission Kendall accepts carries certain hazards, but Nathan’s latest is proving to be the most dangerous yet. Kendall’s attraction to Jake — and to Nathan — is making it hard to stay focused, and none of them can afford the distraction. Because there’s someone else hunting the relics, someone who will stop at nothing to put them to his own sinister use. But the dark secrets Nathan’s keeping could cost them the mission, their lives...and the history of mankind.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469250229
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Series: Relic Seekers Series , #1
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Anita Clenney writes mysteries and paranormal romantic suspense novels, including the bestselling Connor Clan series. Clenney grew up an avid reader, devouring Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books before moving on to mysteries and romance. It was only after several successful but wildly different careers — including work as an executive assistant, a real estate agent, a teacher’s assistant, and a brief stint in a pickle factory — that she discovered her untapped passion for writing. Clenney’s first novel, Awaken the Highland Warrior, won the Single Titles Reviewers’ Choice Award. She lives with her husband and two children in suburban Virginia.

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  • Posted December 3, 2012

    Please Make available on the Nook 

    Please Make available on the Nook 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

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    A nicely timed mystery with paranormal and romantic overtones, A

    A nicely timed mystery with paranormal and romantic overtones, Anita Clenney’s Guardians of Stone opens with a brief, gently haunting prologue then moves swiftly into the lives of the talented Kendall, manipulative Nathan and rebellious Jake. Soon there are hints of mystery in all the protagonists’ pasts, but the author fills the story with adventures the present, keeping the reader intrigued as the pages fly by.

    Sent on a quest to find a curious box, hidden by a secret order, perhaps, and never to be opened except… Kendall and Jake are soon entangled in banter filled with pleasing double entendres and adventures filled with fear. Entertaining dialogue, sharp descriptions, dark hints of evil, and fast cars on beautiful Italian roads—what more could you want?

    The point of view switches convincingly between the three protagonists as the story progresses, a technique that works smoothly and pleasingly as each has their own different take on their purpose, and a nicely curious attitude to each other’s skills. Dangers threaten, St. Peter’s gorgeous architecture beckons, and mystery turns to ghost-hunting, murder and constantly thwarted romance.

    Jake “believe[s] in strength, wits, and common sense. And a good supply of weapons.” But there’s evil afoot and Kendall has an unpredictable skill for seeking it out. In the gothic dark of an ancient castle, with the gloriously handsome Jake Stone platonically sharing her bed and the mysterious monk filling her dreams, will she or Jake be first to uncover the secrets of their pasts? Or will Nathan intervene.

    Guardians of Stone tells a fascinating story with enough closure to complete the novel and enough loose ends to leave me eager for more. I hope the author’s working on another tale—these characters have so many secrets still waiting to be told. And the telling’s fun.



    Disclosure: I was lucky enough to be given an ARC of this novel before its release, which I suppose means I’ll have all the longer to wait until the next book comes out. Alas poor me. I really enjoyed this tale.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

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    This is a great read for all readers and I give it a 5 STAR. Wo

    This is a great read for all readers and I give it a 5 STAR.

    Wow an Indian Jones type book that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading. It has fast action, some scary parts, little tease of romance and extremely well written suspenseful moments. Anita Clenney is a consummate writer of beautiful flowing descriptions that makes you feel like you can taste it, touch it, feel it and smell it. I read this book in one sitting it held me spellbound.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Please make available on the kindle!

    Please make available on the kindle!

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  • Posted December 12, 2013

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    Anita Clenney¿s first book in The Relic Seekers series is ¿Guard

    Anita Clenney’s first book in The Relic Seekers series is ‘Guardians of Stone’. The main characters are Kendall Morgan (the relic hunter), Nathan Larraby (the eccentric billionaire), and Jake Stone (the mercenary). I thought the premise was way cool, with a relic hunter who has a supernatural knack hunting down a mysterious box which may contain one of the worlds’ most powerful artifacts. Kendall, Nathan, and Jake are all haunted by their pasts and their secrets may cause even more harm in the present day. I liked how we learned about the characters as the plot unfolded and the multiple viewpoints made it easy to see what was going on with each character, but some of the dialogue was stunted and not all of it truly contributed to the storyline. I was caught up in the mystery and Kendall’s supernatural abilities, but sometimes there were entire sections of dialogue which could have been handled better by showing the characters’ actions. Overall, I love the concept, the characters definitely grew on me, and I really need to know what happens next – especially with the way ‘Guardians of Stone’ ended. I think The Relic Seekers series will be able to grow into a solid series.




    The Relic Seekers series: Guardians of Stone (1), Fountain of Secrets (2)

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

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    This is the first book I have read by Anita Clenney and I have t

    This is the first book I have read by Anita Clenney and I have to say I loved it.
    This is a very fast paced and action packed book with romantic tension interlaced.
    Little bit of TombRaider (yes Anita is a female relic detector) and DaVinci Code(follow the clues).

    Kendell has a knack for not listening and going with her gut, that gut normally gets her into a situation
    that Jake has to save her from. I didn't like Jake at first because he was kind of an ass about going on
    a relic hunting mission with Kendell. Nathan is a very interesting character and I want to know so much
    more about him. He hides a lot of things which cause some issues with those involved, even though
    he is the boss I thought he should be upfront and honest with Kendell as it seems he really cares for her. 

    The mystery of this book was very search for the holy grail like which i loved you don't know what
    the relic is till later and i have to say I loved the Sentry Guards, the ghost monk and the Italian setting...
    Very Cool.  There is also romantic tension between Kendall and Jake which I loved and
    there are parts which make you wonder how they can stay undercover with all the hiccups along the way.
    One side character will make you want to tell her to shut up and mind your own damn business lol. 

    Anita Clenney wraps up this relic finding mission very nicely, I say mission because well there has to
    be another one with Kendell, Jake and Nathan and I can't wait to read it.
    I finished this book in a about 4 hours cause I couldn't put it down and I have read it twice more.
    There is some transaction issues and questions that are not answered but I loved the fast paced action
    mystery of the book that made me want to keep reading regardless of these issues.
     
    I won this book and my review is honest and of my own opinion

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  • Posted February 21, 2013

    My first Anita Clenney book. LOVED it! Easy to read, enjoyed the

    My first Anita Clenney book. LOVED it! Easy to read, enjoyed the multiple points of view, danger, excitement, sexual tension, secrets..what's not to love? I'm a sucker for a series and hate that I have to wait for the next one.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

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    I enjoyed this book. It's a combination of Indiana Jones and th

    I enjoyed this book. It's a combination of Indiana Jones and the DaVinci Code. Kendall Morgan has a 6th sense when it comes to relics. All she needs to do is touch them and she knows possibly where to find the relic. Same with people; she can "dig into their heads" to read their thoughts, but she doesn't because she wouldn't want someone reading her thoughts. Jake Stone is a tough, hunky, common sense body guard. He doesn't trust Kendall or her gift. He is convinced she is a gold digger after their employer's money. Both are unhappy at being sent to Italy by that employer, Nathan Larraby, a reclusive billionare, to find a mysterious box. Even though they are not happy at being thrown together, eventually they come to like each other and respect their abilities. While searching for this box, they are shot at; drugged; kidnapped and locked in a catacomb. What happens when they finally find the box. What happens to the thugs who chase them all over Rome. Will Nathan, a strange one to begin with, let them in on all his secrets? Once I got into this story, I found it hard to put the book down. I really enjoyed Anita Clenneys' Highland Warrior series and I can not wait to read the next book in the Relic Seekers series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    I am hooked!  I cannot wait for book two.  I highly recommend th

    I am hooked!  I cannot wait for book two.  I highly recommend this series for anyone who enjoy Kim Harrison's Hollows series or a good mystery with an Indiana Jones feel to it.

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