Blog Tour: Review: Bodyguards by Kallysten


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    (Book #1 in the Quicksilver Codex series) 

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    Publisher: Self-Published (November 9, 2012)
    Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
    eBook Words: 60,000
    ASIN: B00A54RF2C

    On the verge of her twentieth birthday, Vivien’s worries are those of a typical young woman: doing well in college, gaining more independence, and maybe managing to show Brad, her classmate and sometimes jogging partner, that she wouldn’t mind taking their burgeoning relationship to a different level.

    Everything changes in the blink of an eye. Vivien stumbles into a knife fight, watches a man die in front of her, and soon listens, stunned, as Brad and his brother Aedan tell her a story of magic, vampires and a murderous ruler intent on killing a princess in hiding – a tale in which she is the princess and heir to a realm she didn’t know existed.

    Vivien’s first instinct is to refuse to believe this incredible tale, even if it comes from a man she is attracted to. But when her self-proclaimed bodyguards use magic to take her to a different world, the edges of reality start blurring and Vivien has to figure out who she truly is.

    Ahhh. Let me just start by saying that I do not like Vivien. And with that being said, Bodyguards takes you into the world of fantasy. A world where vampires and hidden princesses whom a king is determined to kill exist. When Viven was young, her Queen mother was murdered and she was sent to Earth, or Otherworld and hidden from a king who is ready to kill her to keep the throne. Bradan and Aedan, twin brothers, are sworn into oath to protect the true heir, Vivien, to the throne. And will die for Vivien if need be. 

    Bodyguards is the first book in the Quicksilver Codex series, and a really great start to a promising series. Aside from the main character, Vivien, I really like this book and think the series as a whole has the potential to be awesome. Vivien doesn't want to be treated like a child, and doesn't want Aedan or Brad dying for her, but she's continually acting like a child and does the damndest things after Brad and Aedan tell her it isn't safe. Ahhh. I don't know. It might just be me, but how many times did they need to say that they swore an oath to protect her. 

    Other than Vivien, I really liked the Brad and Aedan. I like the connection they have as brothers and I like that they have a pretty strong bond as brothers. Brad seems to be Vivien's eye candy for the moment (even though the brothers are twins and look exactly alike aside from Brad's tattoo) and I like him as a character, but I'm really loving Aedan. He comes off more as wounded and I like that. 

    Overall, I really liked this book. I would recommend this book if you're into fantasy/paranormal romance. It was a great start to a series and I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment.


    Kallysten’s most exciting accomplishment to date was to cross a few thousand miles and an ocean to pursue (and catch!) the love of her life. She has been writing for fifteen years, and always enjoyed sharing her stories and listening to the readers' reactions. After playing with science fiction, short stories and poetry, she is now trying her hand, heart and words at paranormal romance novels.
    To see her stories, including free short stories and sample chapters, visit

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