In the first of a mesmerizing trilogy, Alexandra Ivy, author of the Guardians of Eternity series, introduces the Immortal Rogues—three vampires duty-bound to protect their own kind even as they fall prey to mortal desires…
Centuries have passed since Gideon Ravel dwelled among humans. Now he must infiltrate the cream of London society to earn the trust of one woman. Simone, Lady Gilbert, possesses an amulet of unimaginable power, and no concept of the threat that surrounds her. The ton’s gossip prepared him for her beauty and wit. But he is blindsided by her barely disguised sensuality and his growing need to possess her...
None of the idle aristocrats who vie for Simone’s attentions know about her past. To them, she is the sophisticated, worldly widow known as the “Wicked Temptress.” The truth would ruin her, and she has never been tempted to reveal it until now. Yet beneath Gideon’s bold, black-eyed stare is a hunger that demands satisfaction and complete surrender…and a secret far more dangerous than her own…
Praise for Alexandra Ivy
“Beyond the Darkness kept me riveted! The Guardians of Eternity series is highly addictive.” —Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author
“Ivy always packs her books with buckets of action, emotion and sexy sizzle. Another winner!” —Romantic Times on Devoured by Darkness
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Mission of protection against traitors
(Wednesday, July 4, 2012)
Reviewer: Kathy Jund
During the last two hundred years, vampires living behind the Veil have endured in ultimate peace, content that their only thirst has been the insatiable thirst for knowledge. The Veil, created by the great vampire Nefri with the power of the Medallion now stands threatened, as fear that three powerful vampires have stepped beyond to venture back to the land of the mortals. The results in doing so would welcome once again, the powers of bloodlust that ruled their kind. Through orders made by the Great Council, Gideon Ravel along with fellow vampires, Lucien and Sebastian must travel beyond the Veil to the land containing human-kind they had so long ago left behind. The assigned task to protect from danger presented by the traitorous vampires, the three maidens Nefri has bestowed with the coveted components of the precious Medallion the traitorous vampires seek. Gideon will soon find Nefri has chosen well in appointing Simone, known as the “Wicked Temptress” for Lady Gilbert who while unknowingly in possession of the precious amulet holds close a secret all her own. Will the unwanted, underlying attraction between them help bring forth the trust that will be required to protect them against the danger lurking so very close at hand?
(Monday, April 9, 2012)
Reviewer: Kelsey O.
The vampire Nefri divides the magical Medallion that created the Veil (a utopia for all vampires) into three pieces and places them into the care of three women for safekeeping after rogue vampires decide to go after the Medallion’s power. In My Lord Vampire, we follow the arrogant Gideon Ravel on his rescue quest of one of the woman holding the Medallion, Lady Simone Gilbert. Simone has a dark secret of her own and there is a reason she wants everyone to believe she is the “Wicked Temptress” and remain apart for others. The first vampire traitor, Tristan, has located Simone and it is Gideon’s mission to protect her from him. Gideon is instantly attracted to Simone which makes protecting her just that much easier.
This first installment of Ivy’s republished Immortal Rogues trilogy fell short for me. There is little romance and the characters just weren’t strong or unique in my mind. I did think that the premise of having the vampires living behind a Veil different but the story doesn’t touch on this alternate world much. If you are looking for a light, quick paranormal read with the standard mysterious vampire then I think you would enjoy this.
3.5 Stars - Sweet story with a little bite!
(Saturday, March 31, 2012)
Reviewer: Toni S
Vampires left the human realm almost two hundred years ago for the Veil. The Veil is a place where vampires can live in peace. In the Veil, they have no fear of being hunted and they are no longer slaves to their primal hungers. Now traitors are threatening their calm existence. Gideon must cross back over to the human realm to find a maiden who has unknowingly been entrusted with a portion of the medallion that protects the Veil. He must not let the medallion fall into their hands, at all costs.
Gideon is an ideal vampire; confident, arrogant and sexy. He starts his quest with a conceit that gets blown out of the water. Vampires believe they are more intellectual and have a sense of superiority. Gideon brings that persona with him when he returns to the human realm. While he continues with his supremacy view of himself throughout most of the novel you can see Simone chipping away at his perceptions.
Simone, Simone, Simone…What to say about her? She had a quiet strength, but there were many times I wished she would grow a spine and stand up for herself. I will concede though, that considering the period that the novel takes place in, she was much stronger than most. Ms. Ivy didn’t fall into the trap of making her a woman of that era, stronger than they really were. But like I said my modern self had troubles with that simply because of my makeup and had nothing really to do with the book.
Gideon and Simone’s romance is hot, but in a sweet way. This book does not have explicit sex scenes, but their attraction is well described. I found myself pleasantly surprised. While the plot was not “grab your britches” enthralling, it was a nice change of pace. It had moments of greatness and I can’t wait for Lucien and Sebastian’s tales.
If you are trying to figure out what the hype is all about, in regards to paranormal novels, My Lord Vampire might be a good starter book for you. It had more of a historical feeling to it, so you are not inundated with alternate realities and monsters. Ms. Ivy didn’t saturate the novel with vampire lore, but I do have to say that I wish she would have explained her vision of vampires more. She has developed a unique universe and I hope to learn a bit more about it in the next book.
The next novel: My Lord Eternity is scheduled to be release late 2012 and I can’t wait to see what is in store next for these Immortal Rogues.
My Lord Vampire (Immortal Rogues) by Alexandra Ivy
(Tuesday, March 13, 2012)
Reviewer: melanie Adkins
Lady Gilbert, Simone's life was going along as she planned. Her party invitations were the most sought after invitations in London. She was very selective about who she invited. Men from all ages did their best to entice the young widow to their side. Gideon was once again thrust back into the mortal world. After 200 years, he was able to feel the desires, passions and emotions once again. He was sent by the Council to protect one of the three maidens who held a part of the Medallion. He never dreamed that Simone would be so beautiful and desirable though. Together Simone and Gideon must stop one of the renegade vampires from the Veil.
Historical romance with a twist. I like it!! The story seems to be a little lightweight until you get further into the book. Then you learn all the secrets and stories behind the scenes. Well told and not so deep and dark you can't relate to it, this book gives you a nice vacation from the norm. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I didn't find anything wrong. It was an easy read and fun to see how things turned out.
I gave this one 5 out of 5 books because I'm liking me some vampire stories.