Blog Tour, Reviews & GIVEAWAY….The Shadowguard Series by Michelle Zink

I am honored to be a part of The Shadowguard Series by Michelle Zink Blog Tour!

Below are my reviews for the first two books in the series, Temptation’s Heat and Temptation’s Kiss.  They can be found exclusively at Amazon.  The newest book, Temptation’s Fire, releases February 15….and has a positively lickable cover. Yum.  Also, you can enter to win an eCopy of Temptation’s Heat in the RaffleCopter below.

Oh, and I will be having more fun with the Shadowguard today in an EXCLUSIVE interview with our favorite characters from the series!


Temptation’s Heat by Michelle Zink


When Rowen Black is assigned to the elite unit of angelic assassins known as the Shadowguard, he thinks his biggest challenge will be overcoming his less-than-stellar reputation. But that’s before he meets his match in Scarlet Montgomery.

Hero_Cover_Temptation_s_HeatBeautiful, strong, and with a temper to match Rowen’s own, Scarlet is focused on the Shadowguard and her possible future as its leader. She’s become an expert at keeping her personal life separate from the Guard, all too aware that as the boss’s daughter, fellow warriors see her not as someone to be respected, but as someone to be protected.

Avoiding entanglements gets a lot harder when Rowen saunters into the room. Rowen puts the bad in “bad boy.” Their connection is hot, visceral, and instantaneous.

When the pair are assigned to a joint investigation, they come face-to-face with their undeniable attraction, forcing Scarlet to consider that the connection is not only physical, but a destiny written in the halls of time.


My Review:

This is the first novella in the Shadowguard Series by Michelle Zink.  The thing about novellas, to me, is that sometimes they fall flat.  This novella, however, hit the target dead on!

Rowen, a tall and delicious dark-haired warrior, is newly assigned to the Shadowguard….a unit of assigns charged with keeping the treaty between the angelic and demonic worlds intact. He is looking forward to his new assignment and leaving his old life, and troubles, behind.  He isn’t planning on meeting Scarlet, a fellow Shadowguard warrior who also happens to be the boss’s daughter.  Talk about a really bad combo when your reputation screams bad-boy! He knows he should stay away but she is just too damn alluring and he knows his resistance is shot.  Lucky for Rowen, Scarlet is fighting the same attraction to him and she knows this is a battle she won’t be winning.

Meanwhile, the Shadowguard is looking at the possibility of a mole within the organization.  They are being framed for a murder that will destroy the treaty, along with the peace it has kept for all of these years.

This was a fantastic story and regardless of the amount of pages, the heat between Rowen and Scarlet leaps off of the pages.  Rowen and Scarlet are SCORCHING together! I cannot wait to continue on with this series and learn more about the entire Shadowguard unit and what the future holds for all of them! Thank you, Michelle, for an amazing story!

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Four Loves


Temptation’s Kiss by Michelle Zink


Lily Montgomery is perfectly happy taking care of everyone else. That is, until her friendship with Shadowguard warrior, Kane Dawson, begins to blossom into something more.

But Lily has a secret. One that will keep her from ever making her feelings known to Kane.

One of the Shadowguard’s fiercest warriors, Kane has a soft spot for Lily. A long-standing member of the Shadowguard, he can’t figure out when his feelings for Ambrose Montgomery’s youngest daughter morphed from brotherly affection into desire and an unfamiliar longing Temptations Kiss Coverthat feels a lot like love.

Kane holds himself in check knowing that Lily deserves better. A man in a suit, dinner at six every night, rosy-cheeked children who won’t have to worry that their father might be killed by one of the Legion’s wraiths.

But when the pair are thrown together by a set of circumstances beyond their control, they are forced to confront their growing passion and decide if love is worth the risk of baring it all.


My Review:

This is the second novella in the Shadowguard Series by Michelle Zink and focuses on the relationship between Kane Dawson, a Shadowguard warrior and Lily Montgomery, the boss’s daughter.  As much as I enjoyed the first in the series, Temptation’s Heat, I absolutely LOVED this story!  To say it was hot would be an understatement.

Kane and Lily have known each other for quite some time now.  They know a lot about one another and are very close friends….but they are each holding a secret.  The secret is the mutual attraction that has been simmering over time and is now a full-on rolling boil…the question is, will they let it boil over?

Lily is a fantastically written character.  She is pure and proper but isn’t a snob.  She enjoys her role within the headquarters of taking care of the Shadowguard warriors and her family.  She loves the simple things in life…baking, cooking and tending to the needs of others.  One thing she also loves is decadent lingerie…which she has secret hopes of wrapping herself in for Kane to enjoy opening.

Kane is equally well developed.  He is a fierce warrior with a soft spot for his Lily.  The gentle way he behaves toward her is so at odds with the fierceness that he fights with, but gives his personality such a balance that we truly enjoy each side of him.

Together, they are a perfect yin and yang….not to mention SIZZLING!  Good Lord, the sexual tension between these two is tangible and is written perfectly!  My only complaint is that I want MORE!  I would so love to see where these two end up in a few years time.

This novella was a fantastic addition to the Shadowguard Series and I vote this one my fave so far.  Cannot WAIT for more from Ms. Zink! Thanks again, Michelle, for an awesomely written story!
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Four Loves


And……a look at the delicious cover for Temptation’s Fire:

temptations Fire Cover

Don’t forget to look for an additional post today for an exclusive character interview with Rowen, Scarlet, Lily and Kane from The Shadowguard Series!

Find out additional information about Michelle Zink here.


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