July 28, 2012

Unguarded Tour: Review & Giveaway!

Author: Ashley Robertson
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: July 1, 2012

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.

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The night covered my surroundings like a velvety black blanket. Trees were everywhere, providing an excellent cover for the one I was chasing. A few animals scurried away, fearful of my presence. My feet scrambled to keep up so I used a little angel magic to float over the ground, enabling me to speed up. “Cole?” I sensed he wasn’t far, but I still couldn’t physically see him.

“This way,” a deep voice called from up ahead.

I shimmered a little closer, but then he sped up, stretching the distance between us. “Quit doing that!” I snapped as I made another attempt to reach him.

Laughter rumbled through the silence. “Am I that much better than you?”

His taunting was starting to piss me off. I closed my eyes and orbed, trying to land on top of him. Only I didn’t end up where I’d planned. 


Angels and fallen angels are a hot topic in the young adult genre right now. What I really liked about Unguarded was how the author blended other paranormal beings into the mix. Instead of being a book about fallen angels being in love with a human, she brings demons and vampires along for the ride. The main character, Selene, who just happens to be an angel, falls in love with Cole - a vampire. I liked how the normal storyline was spiced up with the added supernatural creatures - I felt that it gave it a refreshing twist on the concept and made it stand out from the rest.

The storyline is an interesting one and I really enjoyed reading it. The thought of a snarky and somewhat pissy angel was fun. I really liked Selene's character and it was easy to identify with her. The other characters in the story were quite likeable as well, which I thought made the story that much better. I loved the forbidden romance between Selene and Cole. They had to face a ton of hardships in their relationship, which is something that most couples have to do as well. It was hard not to root for them. The narrative was very well written and had a great flow to it - which made this a really fast read for me. The only real negative thing (if you could call it that) was that I didn't want the book to end. It was a page-turner that had me hooked from the beginning and I'm really looking forward to reading more of Ashley's books. Highly recommended for paranormal YA fans - especially those who love angels and vampires!


About the Author:
Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida and loves reading and writing about everything urban fantasy and paranormal romance. When she isn’t writing you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, training in her home gym, traveling and exploring new places, drinking fine red wines, and making gourmet coffees with her Nespresso machine. Visit her website to learn about her upcoming releases, guest blog posts, and featured giveaways at: www.AshleyRobertsonBooks.com 

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Ashley has generously offered to giveaway one (1) ebook copy of Unguarded and a $10 Amazon gift card. There will be two (2) winners - one for the ebook and one for the Amazon gift card. Enter in the Rafflecopter!

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  1. Love the review. I like how Angels and Vampires are together in one book. The blurb sounds unique and interesting. :D -Dannielle

  2. I love this review too :-) Thank you so much for your support and for being a part of the blog tour. If anyone has any questions or comments, I'd love to hear from you. Selene (the MC of UnGuarded) really takes you on one heck of a roller coaster ride in the book and I hope everyone else enjoys it too.