Thursday, May 30, 2013

Review + Giveaway ~ Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity #10) by Alexandra Ivy

Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity #10)

Just released on May 28, 2013


As the demon world celebrates the defeat of the Dark Lord, the vampire Santiago’s mood remains bleak. He still yearns for the sensual, raven-haired Nefri, who has inexplicably disappeared. But brooding for Nefri is a luxury that Santiago does not have. His traitorous sire, Gaius, is unleashing a violent scourge upon the mortal world, and Santiago must stop him before it’s too late...


To her dismay, the all-powerful Oracles have sent Nefri on her own mission to find Gaius, and failure is not an option. Nefri’s search leads her to the vampire’s abandoned lair—and straight into Santiago’s path. It’s clear Santiago intends to seduce her, but then an ancient, banished evil reappears, threatening to thrust the world into a madness it cannot survive...

Available at: Amazon | B&N | Kobo
I will confess that I have not read all the books in the Guardians of Eternity series, but that didn’t stop me from quickly catching up on all the storylines. However, I do recommend at least reading Fear the Darkness; since this book is a direct extension. Fans of Alexander Ivy are familiar with the primary couple, Nefri and Santiago; also with the secondary couple, Sally and Roke.

Overall, I liked the book; it is adventurous, startling, and enthralling. I really wanted to like Nefri’s character, but I found her to be infuriating. Santiago was astonishing with his alpha-protectiveness. Another honest admission, I plowed through this book in anticipation of reading more scenes between the secondary couple – I HOPE that Sally and Roke’s story is next. The author maintained a steady pace and flow, but it is her writing style that will truly amaze you.

Looking to take a break from the typical melodramatic romance; give this one a shot.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

About The Author

Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guardians of Eternity series, the Immortal Rogues series and the Sentinels.

Alexandra graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She currently lives in Missouri with her extraordinarily patient husband and teenage sons.

Connect with Alexandra: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads
Alexandra is giving away the following prizes on her tour:
GRAND PRIZE: 1 - $50.00 Gift card to Amazon
RUNNERS-UP: 2 - winner will receive a $10.00 Gift card to Amazon or BN (winners choice)
OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL READERS AS WELL. (International winner will get Amazon gift card)
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Alexandra Ivy's DARKNESS AVENGED Blog Tour Schedule
May 27 - June 9

5/27- The Jeep Diva (interview & review)

5/27- Under the Covers (guest post)

5/28- Books-n-Kisses (interview)

5/28- Musings From An Addicted Reader (series spotlight)

5/29- Cocktails and Books (interview)

5/30- Mad Hatter Reads (guest post)

5/30- Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My!  (series spotlight)

5/30- Scenes From A Chaotic Mind  (series spotlight)

5/31- Book Lovin Mamas  (guest post)

5/31- Bookin' It Reviews  (series spotlight)

6/01- Book Lovers Hideaway  (guest post)

6/01- Page Flipperz  (series spotlight)

6/02- Wicked Readings by Tawania   (series spotlight)

6/02- Froggarita's Bookcase  (interview & series spotlight)

6/03- The Reading Cafe  (guest post, series spotlight & review)

6/03- Redheaded Bookworm  (series spotlight)

6/04- Paranormal Haven  (guest post)

6/04- Darker Passions  (series spotlight)

6/05- Romance Junkies  (interview)

6/05- A Total Book Nerd  (interview)

6/06- Jocelyn Dex Blog  (mini interview & book spotlight)

6/06- All The Fun Starts After Dark  (series spotlight & review)

6/06- Urban Girl Reader  (series spotlight)

6/07- I Smell Sheep  (guest post)

6/08- Book Monster Reviews (guest post)

6/08- Literal Addiction  (guest post)

6/08- United by Books  (interview)

6/09- GraveTells  (guest post)

6/09-  Riverina Romantics (series spotlight) 


  1. A great Tour. Alexandra's series is amazing and now I'm very excited about her new series "The Sentinels".
    Thanks for the chance. Congrats on the newest release with Darkness Avenged.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  2. Alexandra Ivy is one of my top favorite authors. I LOVE her writing. I only read a few books but they were AWESOME!! Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome blog tour!!!

  3. A great Tour. Alexandra's series are amazing!!!!!!!
    thank you so much for this giveaway!!!

  4. Alexandra is an amazing author. Thanks for the giveaway.
    leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com

  5. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks to this blog where I found you...I have a ton of new books added to my Goodreads TBR shelf now! :D They look and sound amazing! I added the whole series!!