Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Keeper of the Night review

I had read The Gatekeeper by Heather Graham, a free Kindle novella, and was hooked on the idea behind it. The first full length novel of the series, Keeper of the Night also by Heather Graham, was equally engrossing. I don't believe you need to read The Gatekeeper before reading Keeper of the Night.

Rhiannon Gryffald's life is turned upside down when she is called to LA to take over as Keeper of the Vampires from her father - a destiny she knew was waiting but that everyone thought was decades away. Rhiannon isn't happy about the sudden change but she knows her duty and is willing to do it. Not everyone in LA is willing to give her the chance, however.

Elven LA Detective Brodie McKay is investigating the deaths by exsanguination of several people who were all in some way connected a play about vampires. Technically, the investigation is Rhiannon's job but Brodie goes undercover and only gives her a cryptic clue in order to get her involved. Brodie, like everyone else in LA, underestimates Rhiannon at first but he quickly realizes his mistake.

Rhiannon is infuriated by Brodie for not coming to her immediately and fully explaining the situation - but she can't deny her attraction to him. As the case heats up, so does the chemistry between Rhiannon and Brodie. Chasing a killer and circling each other, Rhiannon and Brodie take readers on a great ride.

Graham does a great job of world building and her characters are well-rounded and easy to root for while the plot sucks you in and the action keeps you glued to the page. 

With the addition of Rhiannon's cousins, Sailor and Barrie - the other two new Keepers in LA - as well as a magician ghost, powerful Hollywood vampires, werewolves, and Elves, this series promises to be a fantastic ride.

Keeper of the Night by Heather Graham was published in December 2012 by Harlequin. The next book in the series, Keeper of the Moon by Harley Jane Kozak, will be published on March 5th and the third book, Keeper of the Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff, will be published on May 7th.


In their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires…

New Keeper Rhiannon Gryffald has her peacekeeping duties cut out for her—because in Hollywood, it’s hard to tell the actors from the werewolves, bloodsuckers and shape-shifters. Then Rhiannon hears about a string of murders that bear all the hallmarks of a vampire serial killer, and she must confront her greatest challenge yet. Together with Elven detective Brodie McKay, they head to Laurel Canyon, epicenter of the danger, where they uncover a plot that may forever alter the face of human-paranormal relations.


  1. Sadly, I'm a little behind and haven't read this Keeper book yet. I read the first Keeper series and loved all three. I'm excited about this. Heather Graham has always been one of my favorite storytellers. I'll be sure to share this review!

  2. Thanks, Elle! It was a great book and I am definitely looking forward to reading the next two.

  3. So glad you liked it, Melly! We had such a good time bringing the Keepers to L.A. Thanks for the shout out.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading the review, Alexandra! I hadn't realized until Elle mentioned it that the Keepers were a continuation of a previous set of books. I'll definitely be tracking down the previous ones to read though!

  4. Well, thanks to you AND Elle for reading the New Orleans series! We sure had fun creating a magical dynasty in our favorite city.