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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Midnight Savior The Watchers Book 4 by D. McEntire

Midnight Savior The Watchers Book 4 by D. McEntire
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (154 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

The clock is ticking…

The Watchers, Book 4

The phrase “home sweet home” means nothing to Marie DeVeux. Her parents never understood her ongoing relationship with her dead grandmother. Plus, she’s plagued with dreams of a man being tortured. Dreams so real, the burden strips away every vestige of normal life. At rock bottom, she hears her grandmother’s voice telling her that the man exists, and she’s the only one who can save him.

Kern, a Watcher, should have been more careful when he wished for a little more excitement in his life. Kidnapping wouldn’t have been his choice. Torture, solitary confinement and starvation have left his soul consumed by a burning rage and inner demons that push him to lash out at the first face he’s seen in eight long months. Marie.

Is this woman his knight in shining armor, or just another experiment? Kern must sift through the chaos of his mind for the truth that lies hidden in his heart. And make a decision before time runs out—for them both.

Warning: Contains dead relatives who never leave, climactic lab scenes, and a mad scientist.

Marie DeVeux is haunted by dreams. Her family has never been able to accept that her grandmother speaks to her. After all, grandmother has been dead since Marie was a child. But grandmother insists that the man in Marie’s dreams is real and that Marie is the only one who can save him.

Kern is a Watcher, one of those who protect humankind from evil; searching out and removing Rogues before they can harm the human population. But Kern wasn’t expecting capture and torture, and this is what Marie is experiencing in her dreams.

After being released form the institution where she has been recovering after her unfortunate “incident”, Marie follows her dreams, and grandmothers instructions to find the man. Will Marie reach the place where Kern is being held prisoner in time to save him? Will grandmother’s guidance be enough help, or will she stop helping? Can Marie make it in time, and convince Kern she is there to help him, and is not part of the plot to torture him?

D. McEntire has created a fantastic and complex world, one of vampires, Rogues and Watchers, but also of humans who can sometimes be more dangerous than the most evil “monster”.

Marie is a strong, courageous woman, in spite of her apparent problems. She is alone because her family has washed their hands of her. I loved that even though she is afraid and nervous, she doesn’t hesitate to follow her grandmother’s directions to go out and try to rescue Kern. Once she does find him, it is a tribute to her humanity that she is appalled at all that has been done to him.

Kern is a strong hero, one who is confused when Sarah first appears. He believes at first that she is one of his torturers, and treats her as such. I love the way that the two were brought together, and the reluctant trust that was eventually established. Once Kern discovers that Marie is his mate, the heat notches up about ten levels. I love the passion that develops between Kern and Marie once they are away from danger.

The supporting characters are all wonderfully drawn as well. This is a series well worth reading, and this book, Midnight Savior, is no exception. For a great story, with action, suspense and lots of passion, pick up Midnight Savior, and go to a place you’ve never been before.

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