Review: When Darkness Ends

Title: When Darkness Ends
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Published: May 26, 2015, Zebra
Genre: Paranormal

4 Hearts


The Guardians of Eternity are facing a final battle to save their world—but battles of the heart may be the most difficult to fight…

Cyn, the vampire clan chief of Ireland, is an unabashed hedonist whose beauty is surpassed only by his insatiable appetite for pleasure. It’s no wonder he’s furious when he’s transported from the magical land of the pureblooded feys to his desolate medieval castle—only to have his very existence thrown into a chaos that even he cannot charm his way out of…

Most women may be all but powerless against Cyn, but Fallon, a sharp-witted fairy princess, is less than beguiled by the silver-tongued vampire. She’s a serious soul with no time for the sort of games he plays—especially when they learn that someone is trying to close the veil that separates the dimensions. But seduction may prove the most powerful force of all, as attraction ignites between the unlikely pair even as worlds are colliding around them…


This is the finale!  The last book in the Guardians of Eternity series by the fabulous Alexandra Ivy.  I will be so sad to part ways with this wonderful bunch of paranormals!

The story starts where the previous book left off.  Cyn, a vampire clan chief and Fallon, a Fae Princess have been zapped away from the land of the Fey.  The commission, who seems to always be meddling, has called upon the two of them to find the traitor in the midst.  Someone is trying to take out all of the demons and using the commission to do so.

Fallon takes her job seriously but is distracted by the handsome Cyn.  Cyn tries very hard to convince Fallon that he is the better man for her.  She is betrothed to another proclaims she cannot be with him.  The underlying sexual tension continues throughout the book.  It turns out, the Fey Prince is a twit and easily gives up on Fallon.  As promised, Cyn is a smoking hot, very talented vampire lover! 

Cyn and Fallon and many of the other Vamps and of course Levet take on this adventure.  In the end, everyone is safe and demon kind free of all oppression--- for now.  Rumor has it, we will see some of these characters pop up again in Ivy’s new paranormal series.  I can’t wait!

This was not my favorite book of the series but a fitting way to round things out.  Easily a quick pick for a re-read for me.  The banter between the women and Levet and overall male dislike of him are worth a read any day!  Ivy is also a master at writing tension filled romantic scenes.  If you haven’t read this series, get yourself caught up.  Wonderful paranormal romance series!

*I received an ARC of this title from Netgalley for an honest review. 

About the Author

I'm not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother's knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library. Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on. 

Years later (no, I'm not admitting how many) I'm still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!

I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.


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