As one of the twelve Guardians, Urian has spent the last several centuries in a constant battle to keep the inhabitants of Earth’s Realms under control. Humanity has to evolve, hell beasts need to die, and Immortals need mates. But lately, Uri’s mind is overrun with thoughts of when his sexy voyeur will find him again, watching him from the shadows, continuing their wicked game. All Guardians are forbidden contact with the little goddess and her brothers, but his need for her escalating, he finds it increasingly difficult to keep from pinning her down on the nearest surface and making her his.
Alexandra has managed to evade the Guardians and being cast out from the human Realm for centuries, ever since the Creators sent the Gods to sleep for their sins against humanity and banished all Immortals. Always sensing that she was needed on Earth, only once has Alex gone against her instincts and the price she paid will forever haunt her. It is for that reason she forces herself to stay away from the only male who has ever truly enticed her. The only one who has ever made her long for what she knows is dangerous.
In a desperate need to help her beloved brother, she will have to go to the enthralling Guardian, her dark obsession, and even though he will surely attempt to exile her, she won’t go easily…
Worldbuilding: This novel took place in different realms! But the main realms it took place in were the Earth Realm and the Tetartos Realm. This story had a lot of different elements but I really enjoyed all the different locations the characters would pop in and out of.
Characters: There were so many characters introduced in this first novel!!! But the main characters were Alexandra and Urian. Alexandra aka Alex and Urian aka Uri have been dancing around each other for centuries. Forbidden to have contact due to an ancient rule but when Alex’s brother, Erik, becomes ill, Alex turns to the one person that can help her but also who has the power to banish her. Uri’s self-control comes to a breaking point when Alex asks for his help and instead of banishing her all then can think of is all the ways he wants to take her. In the end they embark on a journey that neither expected nor imagined. Will they turn out to be something more or after all is said and done will they part ways?
Plot: This story had the great romance arc of Alex and Uri but it had such a phenomenal arc of action!!! There are twelve guardians tasked with the job to watch and protect the four realms; The Realm of Pure Souls, the Realm of the Corrupt, the Realm of Humanity, and Tetartos, the Fourth Realm of beasts and now Immortals. But not all the immortals in Tetartos can be controlled and the demi-god Cyril is proving worrisome. After finding out Cyril’s latest quest, the Guardians will have to use their heads and the powers to destroy Cyril’s plans. I’m super excited to see where the subplot goes with the Guardians tracking down the villain Cyril!!!
Writing: This story was told in third person point of view as well as multi point of view. I liked getting Alex and Uri’s points of view as well as the villain’s! Since the main abducted girl, Sam, also got a point of view throughout the story I wish that her mate, Alexandra’s brother, Erik, had got his say too. But regardless, having this many points of view really helped with the plot not being all about Alex and Uri’s romance. It ended up being a great mix of super sexy steamy scenes and heart pumping action scenes.
Curb Appeal: The cover is killer!!! It’s dark and lovely and exactly what I would expect from a paranormal series!!! The blurb is just as tantalizing as the cover! And who doesn’t like a little voyeurism, ménage, and bondage!! *winks*
Ultimately: The start of this series is ridiculously promising!!! I love my paranormal alphas and these guys have joined the ranks of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and the Immortals After Dark in my top paranormal series!! All in all if you are in the mood for a sexy alpha male that doesn’t let anyone hurt his mate and a feisty female that will do anything to protect the ones she loves then come check out Ecstasy Unbound!!!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.