"very entertaining paranormal romance"

Centuries ago, Alejandro was a novice Guardian and Irena was his instructor. They grew close and there was a promise of a deep, long-lasting relationship until a bargain with a demon tore them apart. Now that Alejandro and Irena are forced to work together, will they be able to overcome their differences and be together?

DEMON FORGED is a very entertaining paranormal romance, which left this reader emotionally drained-- but in a good way. The characters are multi-faceted, the plot is action- packed, and the ending brought a tear to my eye. Irena is a straight-forward, no-nonsense, kind of Guardian--she sees mostly black and white. Whereas, Alejandro is more diplomatic, because he can see the gray areas in life, and that everything is not as clear-cut as it might first appear. Irena and Alejandro have to work through the emotions and turmoil caused by the demon, as well as, forgive themselves and each other in order to be together. Many of the characters from previous stories make an appearance in this one, and one, in particular, makes a heartbreaking, self-sacrificing decision. Needless to say, I'm on pins and needles to read the next book.

Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted December 26, 2010


Desire is the sharpest blade...

Four centuries ago, Irena and Alejandro would have succumbed to the need smoldering between them — if a demon and a monstrous bargain hadn’t shattered the possibility of love. Torn apart by shame, Irena avoided Alejandro for centuries — until a vampire’s call for help throws her into his arms again.

Alejandro can control fire, but he’s never been able to control — or quench — the flames between him and Irena. And he knows Irena, hardened by her hatred for demonkind, will never accept that he now works at a demon’s behest. But even as he fights for a second chance, a shocking betrayal and a deadly prophecy shake the foundations of the Guardian universe, and all Hell threatens to break loose…

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

Reading order for The Guardians:

  1. Falling for Anthony (from Hot Spell anthology)
  2. Demon Angel
  3. Paradise (from Wild Thing anthology)
  4. Demon Moon
  5. Demon Night
  6. Thicker Than Blood (from First Blood anthology)
  7. Demon BoundMbr>
  8. Demon Forged
  9. Blind Spot (from Must Love Hellhounds
  10. Demon Blood

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Demon Forged
(The Guardians: Book 8)
by Meljean Brook

Berkley Pub Group
October 1, 2009
Available: October 6, 2009
ISBN #0425230414
EAN #9780425230411
336 pages
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Other Books by
Meljean Brook

Heart of Steel
Angels of Darkness
Demon Marked
The Iron Duke
Burning Up
Demon Blood
Must Love Hellhounds
Wild Thing
Demon Bound
First Blood
Demon Night
Demon Moon
Demon Angel
Hot Spell

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