Release Date: Jan 5, 2011
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Terra’s Guardians #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (200 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
Born human, Mackenzie never wanted to be a shapeshifter. After a shifter stalks and brutally Changes her, she runs to the jaguars of River Gap pride for protection from the stalker still searching for her, to come to terms with the attack and learn to control her new, powerful cougar body. Adam, a River Gap Sentinel, is assigned as her guard and mentor. Well aware of his strength and how new she is the shapeshifter world, he holds himself back from the flames of primal desire she ignites. But, to survive the stalker, they both need to first battle their pasts and learn what it truly means to be the sentinels of each other’s hearts.
What G & U are talking about:
Heart’s Sentinel is the first book in the Terra’s Guardians series and was a great read. Gikany and Una can see some similarities to a couple other series they enjoy, but there are enough differences to make this world of shifters and alien hunters intriguing and fascinating.
We felt there was a small homage to Lora Leigh’s Breeds and Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changling, but when it comes down to it; Heart’s Sentinel is its own world and incredibly tempting. These shifters are a bit more akin to the wild nature of animals and yet they are balanced by their human half. The dance between Adam and his mate Mac, was rich, tantalizing and when they finally came together, sizzling hot! We enjoyed the dance that progressed between them. The pacing and momentum were well done.
The mystery and hunting of Mac’s shapeshifter-stalker was also quite gripping. It was incredibly difficult to put down; thankfully we had the ebook version. Una found herself trying to catch red lights and long lines so she could keep reading. The world-building that takes place (as usual in a first book of a series) was woven well into the storyline. The way the pack acts and works was really heart-warming as they come together to protect a woman, changed against her will, trying to learn to live in this new, strange and difficult chapter of her life. However, considering she gets Adam….well, there should be SOME benefit!
As we did a bit of research for our blog review, we have discovered another story in the Terra’s Guardians series, Red’s Wolf. It is considered book two, however it is a novella. We have gone ahead and downloaded it so we can enjoy! Gikany and Una encourage you to go out and either download this ebook or order the paperback version (both covers are quite yummy)!
Loved it – enthusiastically recommend (A)