Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Keeper of the Dawn review

Keeper of the Dawn

Keeper of the Dawn by Heather Graham is the continuation of the Keepers: L.A. series which includes Keeper of the Night, Keeper of the Moon, and Keeper of the Shadows as well as the novella, The Gatekeeper.

Alessande, who was introduced in Keeper of the Moon, starts out having a bit of an attitude but quickly becomes a relateable and interesting charachter. Her drive to help, to rescue and protect is trumped only by her visceral reaction to Mark.

Mark Valiente is a vampire cop who is determined to both solve crimes and keep the secret of the Others from humans. It's not his fault that he was trained to serve and protect and that Alessande doesn't want him to protect her. He does a better job of tempering his need to protect her than she does in realizing that she needs training in order to follow those protective instincts.

Rhiannon, Barrie, and Sailor were very condescending at first which is ironic considering how much they objected to those who gave them that same attitude when they took over their Keeper duties. But they quickly put the attitude aside and joined the investigation. It was nice to read about them and their respective men, Brodie, Mick, and Declan, once again and to catch up on their lives and work.

I was a little surprised to realize that the Keepers: L.A. series was going to be more than a trilogy but it's a fun world with great characters so I'm happy to have visited there again and perhaps there will be yet another Keepers: L.A. book in the future. Keeper of the Dawn will be released July 1st.


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

Alessande Salisbrooke has been warned about the legend of the old Hildegard Tomb—how human sacrifices are being carried out by the followers of a shape-shifting magician. As a Keeper, Alessande understands the risks of investigating, but she can't shake the nagging feeling that the killings are tied to a friend's recent murder, and she can't turn her back.

With the help of Mark Valiente, a dangerously sexy vampire cop, Alessande narrowly escapes becoming a sacrifice herself. But as the bodies continue piling up, completely drained of blood, one truth becomes all too clear: life is an illusion, and no one—not even those you care about the most—is who they seem.

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