The Combat by Crystal Kauffman

Gabrielle is walking the dark, steamier streets of San Francisco looking for her missing sister, Linna. When she finds her, what should have been joy turns into horror. Linna is not a heroin addict as Gabrielle fears but instead a vampire, and her Master wants Gabrielle as well!

Vampires are guided by The Sacred Laws, and when those laws are broken, it is up to The Guardians to protect and punish. The Guardians are given the gifts of beasts and amazing wings but become gargoyles and must turn into stone to rest. A Guardian, Davin McCain, rescues Gabrielle from an attempted abduction and must stay with her while she suffers the effects of a powerful drug slipped to her to make her more compliant and sexually receptive.

Gabrielle joins with The Guardians to rescue her sister and stop the powerful Vampire Master who has broken The Sacred Laws. And Davin and Gabrielle find each other, giving purpose and real life to them both.

Guardian’s Realm: The Combat is a richly-woven tale of honor, duty, love, sacrifice and a world hidden from human eyes. The characters are dynamic and have real depth, and the story-telling is absolutely superb. I quite literally could not put this book down once I picked it up and have the sunburn to prove it! The heroes were heroic and the villains dastardly, all in a most believable and satisfying manner. There was action, adventure, and a major surprise at the end! Truthfully, I didn’t think the story or characters needed the explicit sex scenes but they were complementary to the great story and not distracting from it. I hope there are more Guardian stories to come!

Book Stats:

  • e-book, digital format
  • Publisher: Loose Id
  • Book Length: Novel
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1-59632-912-6

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Books in the Guardian’s Realm series in the order they should be read:
The Combat
The Collision
The Clash

Gabrielle is walking the dark, steamier streets of San Francisco looking for her missing sister, Linna. When she finds her, what should have been joy turns into horror. Linna is not a heroin addict as Gabrielle fears but instead a vampire, and her Master wants Gabrielle as well! Vampires are guided by The Sacred Laws, …

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About Storm

Storm Reyes has been reading paranormal, science fiction and fantasy books for over 50 years and writing reviews for 3 years. She recently retired from her position as Executive Assistant for the Pierce County Library System and now spends her time doing whatever the heck she wants to do. She's a Puyallup Indian, living on an urban reservation and so has the best of both worlds. Storm also spent 40 years as a human rights activist and public speaker. Her future plans include learning Tai Chi and making a dent in her stack of books to-be-read.

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