Review: Brink of Eternity by Caris Roane

Today I am lucky enough to be reviewing Caris Roane’s novella Brink of Eternity.  It is part of her Guardians of Ascension series.  This was a great series I have been introduced to through reading this novella.  Be sure to check out the rest of my review later in my post.

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Novella:  approximately 153 pages

Discover powerful winged vampire warriors, the Guardians of Ascension, and the women they’re sworn to protect! 

Warrior Gideon swore he would never see Elise Jordan again even though they’d been passionate lovers for two years.  Her human nature couldn’t survive in his ascended vampire world; she would be vulnerable to attack on every front if he tried to continue a relationship with her.  But when Elise starts having visions of the future of Gideon’s sister hunted by death vampires, Gideon can no longer ignore that Elise is in her Call to Ascension, her call to become a vampire.  Though determined to keep her at bay, the infamous breh-hedden, an all-consuming vampire bonding ritual, wraps him up tight and demands that he protect Elise.  As he strives to keep her alive during her Rite of Ascension, love threatens to overwhelm his carefully ordered, war-weary world.

Reader, please note:  BRINK OF ETERNITY was published under a different cover, same title, in July of 2011.  The content is the same.


Brink of Eternity is a novella in Caris Roane’s Guardian’s of Ascension series.  This was my first introduction into this series and now I am going to have to put Caris Roane’s books on my TBR list.  I absolutely loved the idea of a mix of vampire and angel like characters.  In this novella you get a peek into the world of the Guardian’s and those that have paranormal powers who may ascend.  I loved the levels of Earth and the different Warriors.  The story itself really pulled you in and you wanted to hold on till the very end.  Even in the end you wanted to know more.  I loved Gideon and Elise.  Gideon, the incredibly sexy Warrior,  is reminiscent of characters from the Lords of the Underworld and Black Dagger Brotherhood.  Elise is the perfect match for such a strong-willed hero. There love story, though short, can definitely compare to any of the other paranormal romances out today.   Caris Roane’s ability to construct the world and characters is so good that you won’t want to stop with this novella.  You are going to want to read all of her books if you haven’t already.

I’d like to thank Caris Roane for stopping by today.  I’d also like to thank I.O Blog tours for allowing me to host one of the tour stops.  If you’d like to learn more about Caris Roane you can click on any of her links below.  If you’d like to learn more about Brink of Eternity and the other Guardians of Ascension books you can go to Barnes and Noble, Amazon or any other book retailer.

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I was ten when I first watched an old movie version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and loved it!  Movies led to books, which led to writing and after a good long while, publishing.  I wrote sweet Regency romance for Kensington for 19 years and recently fell in love with paranormal, although I’ve always had a thing for vampires.  I currently write paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press but I self-publish as well.  Building an online platform has been an enormous but rewarding challenge.  I think all the changes in publishing will alter how authors approach the business going forward and I for one am thrilled to have so many options.

Caris Roane has published over fifty Regency romance novels and novellas under the pen name, Valerie King.  In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance.  Having had a long-time love affair with vampires, Caris tackled the paranormal genre and built a unique vampire world based on ascending dimensional earths.  Her series is called Guardians of Ascension.

Her most recent self-published project, The Blood Rose Novella Series, launched in May of 2012 with the first title:  Embrace the Dark. 

Currently, Caris is working on a new vampire series set to launch in the Fall of 2013:   WARRIORS IN CHAINS with the first novel, BORN IN CHAINS.







Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy.


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