By Teresa Gabelman

The Protectors, book 1

Category: Paranormal Romance

 Overall Rating: 3.95

  • Captivation: 4
  • Sizzle: 3.75
  • Romance: 4
  • Enjoyment: 4
  • Literacy: 4

Book Description: Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to not only protect his own kind, but humans as well. Crimson Rush is the new drug and it’s their duty to find who is behind the selling of vampire blood and stop it.

As a social worker, Nicole Callahan fights for the right of every child placed in her care. There’s a war now as vampires have stepped out into the spotlight taking their place in society and the children are at the heart of it all.

Damon and his fellow warriors have been ordered by the Vampire Council to train Nicole and her colleagues against the dangers they now face in their new world. Even as sparks fly and tensions mount, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races.

Captivation:  What an interesting fantasy story!  The world Gabelman starts to paint in this first book is a fascinating creation of a contemporary world with vampires made public… it’s a truly captivating read!  For ladies that like some audio, the audible version of this romance is pretty darn awesome as well.

Sizzle: There’s most tension than intimacy in this one.  There’s one scene and it’s a pretty enticing one at that.  The tension before and after, though, is pretty fantastic.

Romance: I really like how Gabelman writes her characters, giving them all unique personalities and sticking to those personalities throughout the book.  Damon and Nicole are realistic, and their developing relationship is an interesting adventure.

Enjoyment: I loved this book.  The story is a combination of ideas from other vampire stories, but mixed in with Gabelman’s unique combination of them, pulling together an interesting fantasy with a wonderous romance.

Literacy: Standard editorial errors, nothing unique or alarming for me in this one.

Overall, I like this book!  Having read the others so far, I can also say this is a great lead-in to the series plot(s), and a wonderful starter!  This book and the others in the series as a whole are all on my read-again bookshelf.

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