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Gates of Rapture (The Guardians of Ascension) [Kindle Edition]

Caris Roane
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Gates of Rapture
Caris Roane

As a vampire and a warrior, Leto Distra is deadly. But after years of being forced to drink dying blood, he is now part beast—a wild savage thing lurking beneath the surface.  With war on the horizon, Leto is determined to help the Guardians of Ascension destroy the enemy who turned him into a monster. And there’s only one woman who can help him.

Grace Albion is certain that she’s meant to be with Leto, but their future may be cut short by the impending battle. Now Grace must embrace her obsidian flame powers—and bind her powers with Leto’s—if they’re ever going to survive.  With the fate of the world at stake, they must tap into powers they never knew they had…and unlock their deepest passions.

Sexy and thrilling, Gates of Raptures is the breathtaking final book in Caris Roane's Guardians of Ascension series.




Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the Guardians of Ascension series by Caris Roane…

"Roane has clearly established herself as a formidable teller of paranormal tales!"  —Romantic Times  (Top Pick!)

“Caris Roane powers into the paranormal romance genre with a sexy, cool, edgy, romantic fantasy that gleams like the dark wings and lethal allure of her Guardians of Ascension vampires. Prepare to be enthralled!”—New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian

“Roane’s worldbuilding is complex and intriguing, and in addition to her compelling protagonists, she serves up a slew of secondary characters begging to be explored further. The Guardians of Ascension is a series with epic potential!”—Romantic Times (4 1/2 stars)

“A super urban romantic fantasy in which the audience will believe in the vampires and the Ascension…fast-paced…thrilling.” —Alternative Worlds

“A great story with a really different take on vampires. This is one book that is sure to be a hit with readers who love paranormals. Fans of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series are sure to love this one too.” –Red Roses for Authors Blog

Ascension is like wandering in a field of a creative and colorful dream. There are many interesting, formidable, terrifying, beautiful and unique images. They surround and envelop you in a story as old as time.” –Barnes and Noble’s Heart to Heart Romance Blog

“Incredibly creative, Ascension takes readers to another level as you learn about two earths, vampires, ancient warriors, and a new twist on love. I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride, climbing until I hit the very top only to come crashing down at lightning speed. Once you pick this book up, clear off your calendar because you won’t be able to put it down. Best book I have read all year.” –SingleTitles.com

“Tightly plotted and smoking hot…a fantastic read.”—Fresh Fiction

From the Back Cover

The great battle has finally arrived, where love will be tested…and a world will be won.

A BATTLE FOR THE AGES

As a vampire and a warrior, Leto Distra is deadly. But after years of being forced to drink dying blood, he is now part beast—a wild savage thing lurking beneath the surface.  With war on the horizon, Leto is determined to help the Guardians of Ascension destroy the enemy who turned him into a monster. And there’s only one woman who can help him.

A LOVE FOR ALL TIME

Grace Albion is certain that she’s meant to be with Leto, but their future may be cut short by the impending battle. Now Grace must embrace her obsidian flame powers—and bind her powers with Leto’s—if they’re ever going to survive.  With the fate of the world at stake, they must tap into powers they never knew they had…and unlock their deepest passions.

“Sexy, cool, edgy romantic fantasy…Prepare to be enthralled.”

New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian


Product Details

  • File Size: 628 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; Reprint edition (December 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BU74OQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Total badasserie !! December 27, 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Leather Kilts, Super sexy winged warriors, bad guys, and breh's....God I love this series!!! I have read every book in this series and I swear each new one is better than the last. I have even designed Endelle outfits!!!!
I must take a moment to ask Ms. Roane...What about the last remaining warriors? Will they get books?
Love the entire redemption of not only Leto but Casimer as well. I loved the way the stories of Leto, Casimer, and Grace were so intertwined and required to not only survive but defeat the terrible Greave's. I just gotta say he has some bad times ahead of him in the pools, eeek.
And how about those Obsidian Flame gals and Endelles transformation?? Total badasserie !!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hoping for More December 27, 2012
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I've read every book in this series and have enjoyed each of the characters stories. With this being the final installment I was so hoping for all the unknowns to be revealed in particular with Madame Endelle a character that I particularly enjoyed with her feisty nature and take no prisoners attitude. I have been sorely disappointed in this final installment with the focus seeming to be on the touchy feel relationship of the characters Grace and Leto. i understand this is a romance but I counted one or the other character saying "I love you" a total of 16 times in three pages. Overkill. The original storyline seems to have been lost and with it my attention. I had to put the book down three times before i could go back and finally finish it. To the author: if you ever feel the need to revisit please consider Madame Endelle and a book dedicated to her. She would have a backstory well worth reading. I gave this book three stars because when the storyline focused on the other characters it was a good bridge to getting through the more tedious parts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gates of Rapture December 26, 2012
By Vanessa
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Readers first meet Leto as one of Greave's death vampires. Leto even fights Alison in a spectacle event in Ascension. Leto has built Greave's one hell of huge army while he worked for him. As the series has progressed we discovered that Leto was working for someone else, and that someone is also taking orders from someone else. Readers discover so much about all of this. I loved Leto from the beginning. The hero that was once an unknown is always my favorite.

I was a bit nervous about Grace initially. She willingly moved into a convent. The World of Ascension books are highly sexed and very sensual. I wondered how Grace and her lifestyle would play into that. I was not disappointed. Grace may in fact be an ascended vampire, but she transforms more than any of the previous heroines. She is the final member of the obsidian flame triad.

I was blown away by Endelle. Something was done to her towards the end of Obsidian Flame. This affects her in so many ways. I've enjoyed Endelle from the very beginning. She is warrior rough and the leader of this breather of warriors that she directs in an attempt to protect all of Second Earth from the evil mechanisms of Greaves. Endelle is as tough as her warriors. I can't wait to read more of her.

I loved the fact that so many of the heroes and heroines from the previous books in the series had such large roles in Gates of Rapture. The Warriors of the Blood and the breh's of the mated ones pulled together to put up a tremendous fight against Greave's and his power mongering ways. They even had assistance from several unexpected fronts.

I was thoroughly pleased with the wrap-ups and revelations that were made in Gates of Rapture.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gates of Rapture by Caris Roane July 12, 2013
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Since discovering this author and her other characters, I have read all the other books relating to the blood warriors. I like the writing and the emotion and action that she puts into her characters. Look forward to reading other novellas from her.

Totally enjoyed all the books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommended May 29, 2014
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Love dragons? You'll love this book / series. It's full of twists and turns intrigue romance suspense mystery action packed drama kept me wanting more on the edge of my seat throughout. I highly recommend this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome read March 21, 2014
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A very fast moving read. Ties in several past thread topics and closes them in a fantastic finish. The end is more than a bit anticlimactic, so I hope that there is more in this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series!! March 1, 2014
By Nancy W
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I have just finished Gates of Rapture. This is the sixth book in the Ascension series. What can I say I LOVED THEM ALL!!!! Now all I need is Luken, Zacharius, Santiago and Endelle's books!!! This is a fantastic series!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars good series January 5, 2014
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I am so glad I found this author. I sat up all night with flu coughing but could not put it down! Love the entire series and pleased to find one where the characters stay present through out...dive in the waters delicious.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
In this book Caris Roane has a tendency to "tell" the readers what's going on, instead of "showing" us what's going on. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read !!!
This book is fabulous. Caris Roane draws her readers in and keeps them captivated. Yes I defiantly recommend this series.
Published 12 months ago by Cynthia Lawrence
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad, Not Great Either
*Contains slight spoilers*

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This is the last book of the series (from her publishing house at least). Read more
Published 13 months ago by Susan - NYC
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT!!!
I am so pleased with how this story turned out. I loved Endelle actually going to battle most of all. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Another hit
Caris Roane does it again with her latest entry in The Guardians of Ascension series. Can't wait for the next one.
Published 14 months ago by dklandbjvi
5.0 out of 5 stars Hate to see it end
I have followed this story from the start. This book answered a lot of questions but left do many unanswered. What would become if Greaves, Endelle, Luken... Etc? Read more
Published 15 months ago by Syreeta Sterling
5.0 out of 5 stars Gates of Rapture
Before finally receiving Gates of Rapture, I went back to the first book and read it all until the last. Loved the series, the characters. Wish it could continue.
Published 15 months ago by Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I love the entire series. I wait for the new ones to come out everytime it is announced. I can not wait to see hoe it ends!!!
Published 15 months ago by Jacqueline Iglesias
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More About the Author

I confess I've had a love affaire with vampires for several years now, especially warrior vampires, the kind found in the books of Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lara Adrian and JR Ward. Though I've been published in Regency Romance under the pseudonym Valerie King--and yes one of my Regency Novellas features a vampire--one day I woke up knowing I had to create my own contemporary world of the warrior vampire.

For some mystical, magical reason, early in the process, my vampires appeared with enormous beautiful wings and it has been the most amazing experience to include flight in my novels, in both battle scenes and scenes involving spectacle. My special vampire world, published by St. Martin's Press, is introduced in the first book called, ASCENSION (12-28-2010). The second book, BURNING SKIES (May of 2011), opens up the world a little bit more. And even as I write this, I'm on the final draft of my third novel, WINGS OF FIRE (September of 2011). What a thrill it has been to live with my ascended vampires through the creation of this extraordinary, multi-dimensional world!

For more information about my unique take on the vampire mythos, check out my website at carisroane.com and my book release video on YouTube by putting in the search phrase, Caris Roane Ascension.

With every hope you'll enjoy reading my books set in the World of Ascension, All my best, Caris Roane

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