Flora Reviews… Damon (The Protectors #1) by Teresa Gabelman
So what’s Damon about?
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Title: Damon by Teresa Gabelman
Series: The Protectors #1
Published by Self-Published on 27 November, 2011
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 5 hours 5 minutes
No. of Pages: 286
Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to not only protect his own kind, but humans as well. Crimson Rush is the new drug on the streets and it’s their duty to find who is behind the selling of vampire blood and stop it.
As a social worker, Nicole Callahan fights for the right of every child placed in her care. There’s a war now as vampires have stepped out into the spotlight taking their place in society and the children are at the heart of it all.
Damon and his fellow warriors have been ordered by the Vampire Council to train Nicole and her colleagues against the dangers they now face in their new world. Even as sparks fly and tensions mount, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races.
Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
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First Read: 9th November 2014
Re-Read: 4th March 2018
Damon is a paranormal romance and the first book (approx 286 pages) in Teresa Gabelman’s highly popular series, The Protectors. The series is about an elite group of vampire warriors who protect innocents, whether human or those of their own race on behalf of the Vampire Council. Each book tells the story about a different VC Warrior finding his mate. This story is set a year after the vampire race have come out and takes place in Cincinnati, USA.
So, what did I like about Damon?
I found this book very easy to read due to Teresa Gabelman’s writing style; the plot was gripping, the pace was fast but never felt rushed and I was drawn in with believable main characters & a fantastic array of supporting cast (both human & vampire) that has left me wanting to read more of their adventures.
The paranormal world Ms Gabelman has created was interesting. I’m looking forward to finding out more about the Vampire Council and the warriors that enforce their laws. I think that the fact that the vampire race had only made themselves known to us a year ago added an edge to the plot.
The first chapter was fantastic; I loved the banter (which happily continues throughout) and although I had moments of reluctance – I find stories about children being abused very, very hard to deal with – I loved Nicole Callahan and the way her “unscheduled home visit” to rescue little 8year old Sam was written.
Those of you that have read my review before, will know that I enjoy a story more if the lead female character is intelligent, resilient and has a good sense of humour that’s similar to my own and I wasn’t disappointed here. Nicole is everything that I look for in a lead female character; tough, witty, able to hold her own and a strong moral compass that makes her fight for the underdog.
I loved that this book had me blubbering like a baby and laughing my socks off, although it horrified and shocked me too and got my blood boiling but it definitely hit all the right spots passion-wise *blush* and warmed my old romantic heart.
So, um, was there anything I disliked about it?
As this is the first book in a series, I was prepared for the story to have some cliffhangers, especially regarding the mystery of who was using the children to supply Crimson Rush, however, hand on heart I can say that I am satisfied with how this book ended; the conclusion to both the romance aspect and the Crimson Rush supplier mystery.
So, basically what I’m saying is…
Wow! I feel breathless – what an amazing paranormal romance story. It’s got everything that I’m looking for in a 5 star read; mystery, action, romance, passion and plenty of well written steamy sex scenes. Couldn’t stop reading this book!
My thoughts about the narration (2018).
Fantastically Gripping Story.
I have already read and reviewed the Kindle version of this book (gave it 5-stars) and am a big fan of Teresa Gabelman’s writing style and The Protectors series. As a new Audible member, I want to say how impressed I was with the reading from Jeffrey Kafer. His timing and performance plunged me into this story feet first.
This book has graphic violence and explicit sex as well as some darker themes. Therefore, I’d only recommend this book to adults who are OK reading material of this nature.
I’d recommend Damon to adults who love reading relationship and romance stories with gritty plots and lots of passion.
Has my review of DAMON (THE PROTECTORS #1) encouraged you to find out more? Click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself. Keep reading to find out more about the series and the author herself.
The Protectors Series
This gritty paranormal romance series follows an elite group of vampire warriors based in Cincinnati, USA. They protect innocents on behalf of the Vampire Council, whether human or those of their own race.
The Protectors is an ongoing series with the recent addition of spin-off books about The Mates.
Books in the Series
If you haven’t read any of the series yet, it’s never too late to start your adventure with these gripping alpha heroes and truly awesome heroines. Follow the links to read my reviews or buy your own copy.
- Damon (The Protectors #1) (2011)
- Jared (The Protectors #2) (2013)
- Duncan (The Protectors #3) (2013)
- Sid (The Protectors #4) (2014)
- Adam (The Protectors #5) (2014)
- Slade (The Protectors #6) (2014)
- A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors #7) (2015)
- Jax (The Protectors #8) (2016)
- Sloan (The Protectors #9) (2016)
- Blaze (The Protectors #10) (2017)
- Invisible Warrior (The Protectors #11) (2017)
- Ronan (The Protectors #12) (2018)
- Nicole (The Mate Series #1) (The Protectors #12.5) (2019)
- Viktor (The Protectors #13) (2019)
- Tessa (The Mate Series #2) (The Protectors #13.5) (2019)
- A Warrior Christmas (The Protectors #14) (2019)
- Bishop (The Protectors #15) (2020)
- Pam (The Mate Series #3) (The Protectors #15.5) (2020)
- Charger (The Protectors #16) (2021)
- A Warrior Halloween (The Protectors #17) (2021)
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Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my review. I hope I’ve tempted you to add Damon to your TBR pile.
I LOVE this series. Teresa Gebelman is one of the amazing authors on my favourites’ page. Have you read any of her books? Drop me a comment below.
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