Rogue Darkness by Dianne Duvall

June 14th, 2023 Kimberly Review 8 Comments

14th Jun

When twelve hours of audio is over in a wink, leaving you spent and craving more, it’s magic. Rogue Darkness by Dianne Duvall is the twelfth Immortal Guardians paranormal romance, and it never gets old. Narrated by Kirsten Potter, you’ll experience humor, swoons, danger and camaraderie as we get Nicole and Sean’s story.

Rogue Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Rogue Darkness
by Dianne Duvall
Series: Immortal Guardians #12
Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Length: 12 hours
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mmortal Guardians have hunted and slain psychotic vampires for thousands of years. Now someone is hunting them. Humanity remains oblivious to the existence of immortals, vampires, and gifted ones, so how does this rising nemesis even know who they are and where to find them? Could it be the machinations of an old nemesis—one they thought they defeated? Or is this something new? Because unlike the foes they’ve faced in the past, this one doesn’t just target immortals. He targets those who are near and dear to them.

A gifted one under the Immortal Guardians’ protection, Nicole has worked hard to land her dream job—that of an Immortal Guardian’s Second or mortal guard—and loves working with Sean. He’s smart. He’s funny. And despite the sometimes dark existence he leads, the two of them laugh a lot. Years spent as a special ops soldier prepared Nicole well, enabling her to keep Sean safe despite his tendency to dive headlong into danger. But can it keep her safe? The enemy they face is determined and shrewd. Uncovering his identity may require new methods of engagement and force her to take a few risks.

Sean hasn’t been immortal long, but he knows the rules. And according to the rules, Nicole is off-limits. She’s his Second. His guard. His best friend. The one person who knows him better than anyone else. Though he loves every minute he spends with her, friendship is all they can ever have... isn’t it? Sean soon begins to question that as the two of them engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with the enemy, one that will reveal the true depth of their feelings for each other and drive him to abandon the rules altogether.

paranormal Rocked ROMANCE SUSPENSE

Nicole, a gifted one, is Immortal Guardian Sean’s second. Both have been told romance between them is forbidden. The attraction between them is growing, making it awkward when others can read their thoughts..

I liked both Nicole and Sean. Seeing them work together and protect each other was almost as delightful as the banter between them. When the daughter of an Immortal and fellow gifted one finds herself in trouble, Nicole steps in to lend her aid. Something nefarious is going on, and it looks like someone is hunting Immortals. The entire team works together to protect their own.

Rogue Darkness was fantastic from shape-shifting to planes. It was almost impossible to put down and in fact I suffered after staying up until nearly three am to finish this. Was it worth it? Abso-frickin-loutley!

I first began reading the series, but as Duvall brought her books to audio, I switched and never looked back. Each book will work as standalone and feature a case and one couple. I began with book five and then went back. If you are able, I recommend starting from the beginning. I have read or listened to EVERYTHING this author has written. She is an auto-buy and someone I strongly recommend, especially for fans of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and romantic fantasy.

It was so nice catching up with other Immortals and their relationships. Duvall gave plenty of updates, tidbits, history and surprises that fans will be delighted.

Kirsten Potter narrates, and she does so brilliantly. Her male voices are wonderful and her females are strong, kick-ass and confident.

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About Dianne Duvall

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series. Her debut novel Darkness Dawns, Book 1, was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. Night Reigns, Book 2, was declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews and was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance 2011 by The Romance Reviews. Phantom Shadows, Book 3, was named a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella "In Still Darkness" was released in the Predatory Anthology in May 2013. Darkness Rises, Book 4, was also nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance. Night Unbound, Book 5 in the series, will be released on September 2, 2014. When she isn't writing, Dianne loves all things creative. When her nose isn't buried in a book, she is very active in the independent film industry and once even appeared onscreen as a machete-wielding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.

About Kirsten Potter

Kirsten Potter

Kirsten Potter, a graduate of the Boston University School for the Arts, has performed on stage, film, and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Kirsten has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for her reading of The Snowball by Alice Schroeder and her performance as Barbara in George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara. Her other titles include The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley, Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson, Sammy's House by Kristen Gore, and Madapple by Christina Meldrum, which was a Booklist Editors' Choice for Best Audiobook 2008. Kirsten has received recognition from the American Academy of Achievement and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, as well as numerous regional awards.

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