24 July 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway: UnGuarded by Ashley Robertson

Title: UnGuarded
Author: Ashley Robertson
Pub. Date: July 1, 2012
Acquired: From author, for review.
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Guardian angel Selene was so close to becoming an archangel—the supreme of all beings—until she fell in love with Cole, a forbidden dark one. Once she discovers her vampire lover has been kidnapped and the only way to save him is by abandoning her number one priority—Caitlyn, her human charge—there really is only one answer in Selene’s mind, even though leaving Caitlyn unguarded will most likely cause Selene to fall from grace.

But her choice to save Cole doesn’t come without a price…and now Selene is racing against time to not only save her dark lover, but find a way to keep Caitlyn alive as well.

With the help of a new vampire ally, Luke, Selene will push her diminishing angel abilities to the point where her very existence lies in the balance. Now threatened with the chance of becoming a fallen angel or even dying, Selene can only pray she’ll have enough time—and good grace—to save the ones she loves.

UnGuarded was a book so fantastically different from any other that I've read. Seriously. I am floored by how much originality this book contains.

Who ever heard of coming at a love story, half-way through? I certainly haven't. Who would've thought that it'd work?! OHMYGOODESNESS, does it work!

From the moment I read the first page of UnGuarded I was in it. There was no stopping me. Not my kids. Not my husband. Nada. I couldn't wait to get "just one more page" (YEAH RIGHT!) in before I had to put it down.

Selene is so extremely awesome. The poor thing seemed to be in a state of perpetual guilt-ridden angst, but she always had the best of intentions. Well, most of the time. SOME of her actions, I may have considered, uh, "questionable", but wouldn't you act questionably for YOUR love, too? Even if you WERE a guardian angel?

What is most important, is that Selene was willing to give up ANYTHING for her vampire love, Cole.

When we start the story, Cole is already knee-deep in trouble. He got kidnapped. Now, Selene has to save him. Trouble is, she's got a job to do. A very important job. But, well, she doesn't let that stop her.

This is what I mean, though. At first, all we get are little flashbacks of Selene and Cole--as Cole is otherise "engaged". But, it doesn't matter! The flashbacks are enough to make the reader squirm in anticipation for a reunion between these two. From the very beginning Ms. Robertson is in no way lacking at her job of getting the reader to understand Selene's love for Cole or even Cole's love for Selene.

Although, saving Cole doesn't come easy. Selene DOES get help, however, in the form of ANOTHER (HOT) vampire, Luke. Seriously, what does this girl need with ANOTHER hot vampire?! Lucky, girl.

SO, there is a bit of a triangle. A bit of some of that misunderstanding-who-do-I-love business. Let me be clear, however. UnGuarded was never boring. It was never cliché. All I could think of was how in the WORLD would everything get turned around? How would Selene POSSIBLY get her happy ending.

Well, you need to read it to figure that out. It is So. Beyond. Worth it.

My Rating:

How would you like to win a copy of UnGuarded? What about a gift card to Amazon? A signed bookmark? Well, I'll be picking three lucky winners, next week, and you could win one of these awesome prizes! Ms. Robertson has been very generous to offer these fantastic items up for those of you who check out the UnGuarded blog tour!
Good luck!

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~About the Author~

I reside in sunny Orlando, Florida and love reading and writing about everything urban fantasy and paranormal romance. When I'm not writing you'll find me spending time with family and friends, training in my home gym, traveling and exploring new places, drinking fine red wines, and making gourmet coffees with my Nespresso machine. Visit my website to learn about my upcoming releases, guest blog posts, and featured giveaways at: AshleyRobertsonBooks.com.

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Thanks so much to Ms. Ashley Robertson for allowing me to be a part of your blog tour! It was a blast!!


  1. I've read Crimson Groves by Ashley and it was superb! I can't wait to get my hands on this book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. New follower via Bookish Brunette! :D

    1. I will definitely have to get a copy of Crimson Groves! I'm thoroughly impressed by Ashley.

      Thanks for following! :)

  2. Thanks Mandee and Christy. I appreciate the support. I'm a little partial to Selene's story too :-) If anyone else has any questions or comments, I'd love to hear them.

  3. I can't wait to get my hands on this book, it's on my GoodReads to read list! I'm a new follower via Bookish Brunette as well.

  4. Oh, it sounds even more intriguing than I thought! Great review!

  5. It is not really singing to me. It is just like acting and being in a play. There is a journey in a song.

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