Thursday, January 19, 2012
Scanguards Vampires Series
The last thing vampire bodyguard Zane wants to do is to guard a hybrid, a half-vampire, half-human, whose father wants to keep her a virgin. Known for his violent temper and callous lack of compassion, Zane’s out-of-control rage, born of the cruelty he suffered during the Holocaust, drives him to focus only on revenge. Trying to find the last of his torturers is his only goal in life.
The moment Portia and Zane meet, rules begin to bend, and a forbidden attraction bursts into flames hotter than the hell of Zane’s past. But that past threatens to pull them apart unless they can overcome their prejudice, forsake hate for love, and revenge for forgiveness.
Portia is a young hybrid with a serious dilemma: in a few weeks, her body will be set in its final vampire form. If she is to avoid having to live out her immortal life as a virgin, she must find a lover in that short time, something her father hires Zane to prevent.
By far my favorite in the series and neck and neck with Amaury as my favorite vamp. I didn't think much of Zane in the previous books but after reading his story, OMG! Tina completely out did herself.
Zane is a hard ass, no emotion vamp. His dark past only hinted upon in previous books in the series, but you never truly knew what his pain was caused from. A pain so deep he is incapable of love, giving or receiving. Completely closed off.
I don't want to give any spoilers for those who haven't read it yet but what I will say, Zane's story was amazing! There is romance, revenge, adventure, and history. It is a wonderful story and Tina should be applauded for bringing a human element to Zane and making us all fall in love with him!
“When I'm near you, I can feel you in here."She pressed her hand against her heart."And when you're gone, there's an emptiness there. And it hurts. and the pain only goes away when you're close again. Tell me, Zane, tell me what that is."~ Portia ~
Now that I am done foaming at the mouth over Zane -
I was looking forward to this installment of the series but never thought it would be this good. The passion and emotion are well portrayed and the reader is drawn into the story and the character's lives. The plot is full of action and suspense. The relationship between Zane and Portia is red hot. All the characters from the previous books are fully involved. Plus a few new characters I hope will be featured as the series progresses. I can hardly wait for the next book!
The next Scanguards book will be Quinn, who we met in Zane's Redemption, however, we'll most likely have to wait until late Spring /early Summer. Tina is working on developing a new paranormal series and hopes to release the first book of it in early Spring. This is exciting news and I am looking forward to it.
You can purchase at Barnes and Noble or Amazon“Yes, baby girl. I'll wait until you're ready, until you know for sure that you want me. Because once you say yes, I'll never let you go."~ Zane ~