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UNDERGROUND GUARDIANS: PROTECTOR (Underground Guardians 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Renee Jones
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is full length Novel! Formerly released through Ellora's Cave

Hot soldiers! Hot romance! Heart pounding romance! Did I say -- hot SUPER soldiers?!

Book 1 of a sexy paranormal series with hot super soldiers you don't want to miss!

*4 stars from ROMANTIC TIMES Reviews!
*A full sized novel at 87,000 words
*Includes shorts excerpts from HOT VAMPIRE KISS and THE STORM THAT IS STERLING after the 87,000 word novel is complete. Total word count is 89,000 words

About the book:
Mason Alexander is the leader of the elite Black Knights, a special forces unit that have all been genetically enhanced. He must lead his team to stop a rogue group of Knights lead by his brother. Holly Hart, a beautiful doctor who has devoted her life to genetic research, is the woman who can help achieve his goal of capturing his brother. Dark danger and hot passion will bring them together, but will Mason's secrets, drive them apart, before love can save them?

* Book 2 of the Underground Guardians is HEALER. It is also available for download.

Dear Reader:

The Underground Guardians was originally published through Ellora's Cave many years ago. As time passed, though readers asked for the next book in the series, I knew that there were things I should have done differently, that I wanted to do differently. More time passed, and this series stuck with me. I WANTED to write more stories. So finally, I sat down and said - how do I write more? How do I get from where I started to where I want to go? There was only one option. A spinoff series. So I wrote a new series -- THE ZODIUS series -- which debuts in May 2011 with Sourcebooks Casablanca with the book THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL. But these books - The Underground Guardians - inspired the Zodius series. Without them, the Zodius series would never have taken form. So here is a look into the young writer's vision into a world that later became the more mature writer's world. You will actually meet my inspiration for the Zodius version of Michael (LEGEND OF MICHAEL) in this book. In fact, there will be many things in the Zodius series that you will find familiar to the Underground Guardians series, but you will also find many things very different.

I hope this look into the world of the Underground Guardians will intrigue you enough to make you want to read the Zodius series, starting with LEGEND OF MICHAEL.

Thank you for your support!

Editorial Reviews


**** SPECIAL NOTICE -- The Zodius series which is a spinoff of the Guardians has a sale going on. NOW until May 1st THE STORM THAT IS STERLING is on a 99 cent sale. This is Lisa's mass market release from Sourcebooks and she doesn't control the price. Get it while you can! Happy reading!  *****
Road to Romance
I would highly recommend this first installment of the series, and I am eagerly looking forward to the next one in the Underground Guardian series.
Julie Bryan for The Road to Romance January 21, 2005
Fallen Angel Reviews

Lisa Renee Jones has written a perfect blend of erotic romance and suspense that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat while reaching for a cold drink. I can't recommend the Protector highly enough! 

From the Author

Booklist says: Jones' suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann. 
Other books by Lisa Renee Jones 
Lisa writes for Blaze and has a dancer reality show trilogy beginning August 17th with WATCH ME. She also writes for Sourcebooks Casablanca and her May release THE DANGER THAT IS DAMION is out now -- May 1! 
Also recommended: 
Werewolf Society -- connected to the Vampire Wardens
  • Wicked Werewolf Night .99 cents
  • Wicked Werewolf Secret 99 cents 
The Vampire Wardens Series -- super sexy and hot 
  • Hot Vampire Kiss .99 cents 
  • Hot Vampire Seduction .99 cents
  • Hot Vampire Touch $1.99
  • The first three books in one Collection $2.99 
Tall, Dark, and Deadly
  • Secrets Exposed -- the prelude to the series-- out now -- $2.99
  • Hot Secrets - out now - $2.99
  • Dangerous Secrets -- out now! Also $2.99
  • Beneath the Secrets -- October 2012
The Zodius Series from Sourcebooks:
  • Legend of Michael - out now!
  • Storm that is Sterling - out now! 
  • Danger that is Damion - out now!
  • The Underground Guardians: 
  • Protector $2.99
  • Healer $2.99
  • Box set Special savings price 

Pleasure with Purpose - $.99 cents - sexy contemporary 

Product Details

  • File Size: 482 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1419952285
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Y1QK6E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,001 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent romantic suspense August 15, 2005
The year 2015 finds Professor Holly Heart working at a university medical institute when she runs quite literally into Mason Alexander on the university campus. Mason and Holly are neither one unaffected by the run-in, experiencing overwhelming feelings and sexual awareness that they had given up on long ago. Holly is working to convince the government to approve genetic therapy to stop poorly managed genetic replacement treatments. Her father had been actively attempting to halt these treatments as they had caused numerous mentally unstable

people. When Holly is approached by a government representative requesting that she assist in solving problems within its program to build a league of super soldiers, she adamantly refuses. Mason turns out to be one of those super soldiers and there was no accident in his running into Holly. Mason is out to protect Holly from the rogue Arions, who have their own agenda for her, dead or alive. Readers will question whether Mason will be able to protect Holly as well as which of the many secondary characters can be trusted, and will be cheering for Holly find it in her heart to love and accept Mason for who and what he really is.

This story has many twists and turns, keeping readers on their toes at all times. This book can be enjoyed by fans of romantic suspense, futuristic and paranormal genres. It is a well-rounded, suspenseful story with wonderful attention to detail and just enough sensuality to satisfy romantic suspense fans. I am especially looking forward to reading Healer, the next book in this series. I highly recommend this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I'm with L. Cop February 4, 2012
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I read the first third and it was rough and slow reading. Then I took a break to read several other books. I came back to this book, night after night, and would read a few pages and just give up and pick another book to read. At the end of each book, I tried to read this one again.

Mason is tortured by his belief that he is Arion, by his belief that Holly won't love him if she knows (something), by his belief that Holly needs to love him of her own free will without knowing that he has Mated her as an Arion. There were several times that I was disgusted that this educated and seemingly strong woman would just knuckle under to Mason's orders, particularly when it related to matters of trust - hers for him or his for her. He would basically say, "No, we're not going to talk about it, we're going to screw instead." I paraphrased, of course, but it was pretty much the same result every time. She would want to discuss whatever he was keeping from her, and he would insist on having sex instead. And she would give in. Again.

The sex scenes were blah, and it seemed more like some chemical reaction that made them need to rut constantly than a passionate need to touch each other. I get being in love and this wasn't it for me.

I got to 83% and finally decided in the middle of a paragraph that I really just didn't care what happened to any of the characters or care how the book ended or care that I was leaving a book unfinished. I just felt relieved to be done. I skimmed through the rest of the book, and what few things caught my eye were more tortured Mason, tell instead of show about the Arions, and Holly being overpowered by Mason yet again to have sex. She's crying desperately over something and two paragraphs later, she's screaming in ecstasy. Oooookaaay.

So, your mileage may vary, and it was definitely not one I enjoyed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must read May 11, 2011
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Groom Lake Military Base, Area 51, Nevada 2015

Holly Heart is a scientist that is interested only in helping people. She knows her genetic research can do that and has found several answers to some diseases that will save peoples lives. There were other scientist and government officials that wanted to use genetic research to create super soldiers. What most people don't know is that they succeeded in creating the super soldiers. Now there is a fight going on that most people don't know about but that Holly is suddenly going to find herself in the middle of. If she doesn't trust the right person it could very well mean her life and the life of others. Into her life walks Mason Alexander and now the question is can she trust him and just what is she going to do with the overwhelming attraction she feels for him.

Mason Alexander has been quietly fighting a war to protect the innocent against super soldiers that most people are completely unaware of their existence. Mason's latest mission is to get Holly to help the government find a way to take care of the super soldiers because if they can't find a way to stop the soldiers than the soldiers just might get what they ultimately want: world domination. Mason knew Holly was important to the fight what he didn't expect was to find out how important she was going to become to him. Now they are going to have race against time to stay ahead of the soldiers and their leader or Holly just might end up dead.

The super soldiers' leader is after both Mason and Holly so that he can get what he ultimately wants and that is to rule the world. Mason is going to have to find out who he can trust to help him with the enemy so that the world will have a chance to survive.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I've read Lisa's seduction series a while ago, and while I loved them I was always left wanting more because they were short. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cassie
5.0 out of 5 stars Protector
Hot and steamy! This author always writes a page turner. hard to put down. Write more of this series, please.
Published 4 months ago by Tami M Silvara
5.0 out of 5 stars Always a huge fan
Awesome as always... lisa needs to write more of these novels. It's not fair to us that there's no more after the Michael sterling and Damian .
Published 5 months ago by Tracey Dailey
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT book
Enjoyed reading .easy to read. Character s where easy to follow all so story line of each character. Enjoyed Lisa Renee Jones books
Published 8 months ago by rhonda
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Author!
Another great book by a fantastic author. This story does not disappoint from page one. Mason and Holly are one steamy couple that you can root for.
Published 16 months ago by Kim S.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Beginning...
I downloaded Protector during one of my freebie download frenzies. Before you remind me, I know that I have a serious problem, which is probably a good topic for another post all... Read more
Published 17 months ago by creativedeeds
5.0 out of 5 stars Who wouldn't want this Protector????
I started out reading this author's Vampire Wardens trilogy. Loved those soooo much thought I would see about her other books. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read
This was such a good book I stumbled on. It was a page turner and non stop suspense! I highly reccommend!
Published 23 months ago by MorganFSU
4.0 out of 5 stars Great series
The Underground Guardians books have an excellent mix of romance, action, and sci-fi. The characters are realistic even though the story is sci-fi.
Published on March 29, 2012 by Celena Towne
3.0 out of 5 stars Underground Guardians
To be honest, I am not real sure how I felt about this book. The plot was pretty good which is one of the main reasons that i kept reading. Read more
Published on March 12, 2012 by Meori Gaditris
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More About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES,and has now in development for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland). In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today and USA Today lists.

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

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