On the Hunt: Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall #Review #AfternoonDelight

Posted August 27, 2015 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 8 Comments

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On the Hunt: Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall #Review #AfternoonDelight
Phantom Embrace

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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Zebra Books
Released on August 25, 2015
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
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On the Hunt is an Anthology written by Rebecca Zanetti, Alexandra Ivy, Dianna Duvall and Hannah Jayne. Most of the stories were from existing series, like a little story in between. Since I wasn’t reading most of the series, I just stuck with Dianna Duvall’s Phantom Embrace for this review.

Phantom Embrace takes place between book 5, Night Bound, and book 6, Shadows Strike. I had read Shadows Strike before this one so it felt like I back tracked a little.

Immortal Yuri Sokolov has live for hundreds of years. Once he was a Guardian in New York, but with all the recent tensions was moved closer to Seth’s main group. He can see spirits and has learned his lesson one too many times when he has spoken to one. But the pretty Cat Seddon seems so sad as she hangs around David’s house. How can he resist talking to her, especially when she has taken to listening to him read, or touching his things longly?

Cat Seddon died long ago when her vampire husband took her and her babies life. Sister to Bastien, she hangs around watching life happen, but never getting to live it. Often she follows Yuri for his rounds at night and then leaves when it is time for action, not wanting to encounter any of their spirits.

Finally Yuri speaks to her and the two learn to love each other without ever being able to physically touch. The romance is extremely sweet. They listen to paranormal romances on audio together and listen to music. It is a courtship that you would see from times of old, which these two are.

Events take place and I don’t want to spoil anything. The romance is sweet, but the two know how to get out of their comfort zones for some erotic times. The ending is sad, but also there is hope to it. I recommend this little side story for those who love the Immortal Guardians series.

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About Dianne Duvall

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series. Her debut novel Darkness Dawns, Book 1, was nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance – Vampire by The Romance Reviews. Night Reigns, Book 2, was declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews and was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance 2011 by The Romance Reviews. Phantom Shadows, Book 3, was named a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella “In Still Darkness” was released in the Predatory Anthology in May 2013. Darkness Rises, Book 4, was also nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance. Night Unbound, Book 5 in the series, will be released on September 2, 2014.

When she isn’t writing, Dianne loves all things creative. When her nose isn’t buried in a book, she is very active in the independent film industry and once even appeared onscreen as a machete-wielding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
6 years ago

I have this one still to read, too. I’m glad this one was sweet and good. I’m eager for Rebecca and Alexandra’s stories, but I wanted to try Dianne and Hannah.

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Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

You need to try Dianne Duvall’s series on Immortal Guardians. I think you would really like it. This falls between the latest book and the one before that. Not really too many spoilers, but there are a few situations you might not understand.

Sophia Rose
6 years ago

Okay, good to know. Hope I don’t get too confused. 😉

Lover Of Romance
6 years ago

I am pretty excited to read this one. I just love all of these authors.

6 years ago

I love Diane Duvall, so this immediately piqued my curiosity and I’d like to try some of these other authors.

Melanie Simmons
6 years ago

I do the same thing with anthologies, only read the series that I’m already reading. Dianne Duvall is an author I need to try.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

I’ve not read her. I really like Zanetti though so was considering this one 🙂

Melanie Simmons
6 years ago

I do the same thing with anthologies, only read the series that I’m already reading. Dianne Duvall is an author I need to try.