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#Giveaway: 2 Copies of Meljean Brook’s Guardian Series

I’ve always been fascinated by Meljean Brook’s path to publication. I had read her blog for at least a year (if not longer) before she published. Meljean has a quirky, funny, self deprecating voice on her blog but to my surprise that’s not what her books ended up sounding like. They were lush, erotic, challenging stories that were writ on a grand scale.

Here we are at the conclusion of the Guardian series. Through this series we’ve seen angels fall, vampires created, and demons fall in love. We’ve waited for a long time for the conclusion of how Michael, the leader of the Guardians, will reclaim his soul from hell and finally close the gates that Lucifer and others want open between the otherworlds and earth.

I saw on Goodreads, one reader post a picture in anticipation of the final book with the words “Come to me.”  She took it down but it was a squirrel with outstretched arms. It perfectly captured my feelings as well.

Squirrel want

When I sat down to read it, I had some sense of foreboding. So much build up, how could it ever deliver? But it did, in spades. What was strange was although this was a really long book (over 200,000 words, I think) it didn’t feel long and at the last page, I felt like I could have read another 100,000 words. I wasn’t ready to leave this world and all the beings I had come to care about.

The problem with introducing new readers to this series is that it takes an investment of time and money. We can’t give you time, but we can ameliorate the money aspect in two ways. First, Meljean has a “Story So Far” primer which provides a summary of events in each book. (I love this and wish other authors would do this) You can read the summaries and then buy Book 8, Guardian Demon, when it releases next week. Or, you can enter to win the contest for the entire backlist, signed by Meljean Brook. Or you can do both.

Guardian Demon Meljean Brook

Is this a book I’d recommend you read? Yes, but not without having read the primer first. Or set aside some time to read the entire series. I wouldn’t jump into Guardian Demon without having read something about the events leading up to it because even though Meljean does a fair job of providing backstory, it really is the conclusion to a long standing series.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

217 Comments

  1. Helen
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 06:17:11

    Like so many others, it seems, I’ve read some of the Iron Seas books, and I’d like to have a go with this series!

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  2. CrystalGB
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 09:18:09

    I like the series because the characters are amazing and the stories keep you wanting to read more.

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  3. Brady bunch
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 10:35:55

    Thanks for the chance to read a terrific author.

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  4. Nicole
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 11:14:47

    Because it’s Meljean! And so complex and wonderful.

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  5. TaraR
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 11:18:48

    Demon Angel is still one of my favorite books.

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  6. beletseri
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 12:58:47

    woooo Comment! I so excited!

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  7. Pam B
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 14:19:01

    I have wanted to read this series for several years! I will make the time!

    Thanks

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  8. Tabs
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 19:07:01

    I am so excited for this finale. The Guardians books are amazing.

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  9. Liz C.
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 19:11:43

    I’d love to give this series a try!

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  10. Sandra
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 20:06:29

    Finally, a promising paranormal series I haven’t read yet. Yay!

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  11. nicole wilson
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 20:26:02

    I am a huge paranormal romance fan and read alot of Nalini Singh, Keri Arthur and the like.
    I also have a few anthologies that Meljean has short stories in and have really enjoyed these.
    I have also been recommended Meljean’s series’ a number of times and think its about time that I started.

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  12. Karrie M.
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 20:30:46

    I haven’t read any of these yet, but I think I am going to have to.

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  13. Darchelle
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 21:24:54

    Whoopie … can’t wait to read the series which was recommended by Nalini Singh.

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  14. Chrystina Williams
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 21:36:25

    I haven’t read this series yet, but it sounds great!!! I like the author’s other books though, so I think any series would sound interesting from her :)

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  15. Susan T.
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 21:43:30

    The Guardian series is simply fantastic! I can’t wait until next week.

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  16. Julie W
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 21:47:44

    I’ve been wanting to read this series, but to get the entire series is beyond my budget. Thank you for telling me about the primer.

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  17. bn100
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 22:31:00

    the characters sound interesting

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