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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Amber Howard

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. This was a well written work of fiction. I enjoyed the Norse mythology touch. Most of what I know does come from the avengers but mythology has always been an interest of mine. This story was full of action, romance, and a bit of comedy. The easy banter between Raine and Will was magical before they realized their feelings for one another. Will had such an open mind from the moment they met. This story was such an easy to get lost into book. I highly recommend it.

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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Rebeca Elliott Figueiras

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book has a unique twist on Greek Mythology and lovable characters which combined is just magic.
It’s been a long time since there was a book which I honestly couldn’t put down, reading well into the early hours to finish.
I was initially interested by the criminal investigation and inter-agency elements but was captured by the supernatural.

I loved both main characters, Will and Raine, and enjoyed experiencing their investigative journey and their relationship progression. But even how they evolved as individuals was portrayed very well and I was emotionally invested from the start.

There were time reading that I was unable to contain my joy, grinning like an idiot and others that I wanted to slap them both on the back of the head Agent Gibbs style in loving frustration.

I can’t wait for the rest of the series to be released and get immersed all over again.
This quickly became one of my favourites and I’m so happy I chose this book. I will definitely be looking for more books by this author.

I could rave about this book for hours, but don’t want to give anything away. If you like criminal investigation, paranormal and/or romances, I thoroughly recommend you read this book!

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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Donya Pedigo

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What do you get when you mix a handsome FBI agent, a sexy as sin Valkyrie, steaming chemistry, murder, and action? That’s right, you get this first book in The Shadow Guardians Series by CB Samet. Oh and I didn’t even mention the Norse Mythology that is mixed into everyday life, mingling so well that you learn without getting pulled out of the story. As a fan of Mythology, I loved how it was written into the book in a way that was easy to understand. I also loved how this book just started right off with action pretty much from the get go, introducing us to the two main characters in the first couple of pages.
Raine and Will are literally thrown together as partners soon after she mysteriously shows up and saves his life. Their undeniable attraction is there from the beginning, but they both have bigger things to worry about, namely the serial killer they are tracking.
I can’t wait to find out what happens in book 2 as I’m now invested in this world and these characters.

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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by C.B. Samet – Review by Anna Hirsch

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by C.B. Samet
4 Stars

Raine Down is a fantasy novel steeped in Norse mythology. It is full of action, an ancient evil and sizzling chemistry between the two main characters. This is my preferred genre to read and with my love of mythology, I thought this book was fantastic. The cover drew me in and the well written story kept me intrigued.

Both Raine and Will are used to working alone. They are thrown together since they are hunting the same killer. Is it their respective agencies or fate that threw them in each others paths? I tend to think it’s fate. Raine is independent and self reliant. She is strong but still gets her butt kicked. Will is smart, self assured with great intuition. Together they make a great team, work wise and personal. The chemistry between the two thickened throughout the story until finally they took hesitant steps to get together.

This is a new author for me and I enjoyed her writing. I will definitely be looking for other books written by her. The only thing that I didn’t like about this book, is now I have to wait until February to read the next one!

Review by @Anna Hirsch
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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Megan Watson

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In a post Ragnorok world where Midgard is the only realm of the original nine left, Raine Thoren is a Shadow Guardian that has the ability to fight demons and evil bloodlines. Her mission gets even more complicated when she runs into an FBI agent while trying to apprehend her biggest bad guy yet.
FBI agent, Will Decker is a man who works better alone and has keen and sometimes eerie instincts. Everything he knows is put to question when a young woman saves his life and is then partnered with him shortly after. Will and Raine will need to trust each other in order to work together and their perpetrator is a cunning and otherworldly kind of evil.
I loved this modern take on Norse mythology. The slow burn attraction was fire and oh so satisfying! It’s not a cliff hanger ending and yet I’m screaming for the next book already.

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Raine Down: An Urban Fantasy Adventure (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by C.B. Samet – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Raine Down: An Urban Fantasy Adventure (The Shadow Guardians)Raine Down: An Urban Fantasy Adventure by CB Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Raine Thoren is a Shadow Guardian, she is a member of a secret council who protect non-magical side of humanity from things that they don’t even know about and since Ragnarok happened and the necessity of the inhabitants left living to mingle with humans, causing a dilution of their bloodlines, but ensured their survival, this has been a necessity. Raine is good at her job, so when she comes up against her latest foe, she thinks she has everything planned out, but that is until an FBI agent throws a spanner into the works and lands himself right in the middle of it. Will Decker is an FBI agent through and through, he strictly follows the rules, both personally and professionally and he is also very good at his job, but he is tracking a serial killer and he has finally found him, however, things don’t go to plan.

As Will announces himself to the world, the killer turns on him, but he is quicker and stronger than anyone he had ever chased and when he realises this, this is when a woman leaps in front of him and saves his life, but is injured in the process and the killer gets away, but he helps this woman instead of chasing him. Raine is hurting badly from the attack, but decides to accept Will’s help, at least until she healed enough to go back to where she is staying and as they both report back to their superiors, they understand that they will have to work together to track and stop this killer.

As Raine opens up to Will about the killer and his supernatural powers and the supernatural community as a whole, he struggles to accept it, but he perseveres and as the investigation continues, he comes to realise that this fantasy is becoming his reality and it is a lot to take in, but Raine helps him and they work well together, but can they open up to each other and stop this killer, or will the victims be out of luck? This is a fantasy adventure, where a race against time is on to stop a serial killer in his path and with plenty of action throughout, you will be hooked in and eager to know how the story ends.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Stephanie Chapman

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Raine is a Shadow Guardian hunting a known killer, Jor, when FBI Agent Will Decker appears. To prevent Will from being hurt by the demonic serpent, Raine intervenes by shooting Jor and being stabbed in the forearm. Jor was not mortally wounded and escaped. Will takes Raine to an emergency room for the stab wound, but the wound is gone. Since she had lost a lot of blood and passed out, Will takes her to a safe house. While he is asleep, Raine sneaks out of the house to see her mentor, Usha Bakshi. Less than a week later, Raine and Will are paired together as partners on an interagency case pursuing Jor.

Raine starts telling Will about the supernatural and nine realms when she notices that all of Jor’s victims are Vanir. Raine is puzzled when Will accepts her explanation of how she was able to heal herself. To complicate matters, Raine has begun to have feelings for Will. A man who never commits to any relationship, Will is confused by his need to gain Raine’s affection. Both of them do not show their feelings. They are complete opposites in how they solve cases as well. Raine has no issue with killing her opponent, whereas Will prefers to apprehend criminals. Will has a secret that he doesn’t reveal until the duo encounters Jor and nearly both nearly lose their lives. What is he hiding? Why is Jor targeting Vanir’s descendants?

Raine Downe is the first book in the Shadow Guardian series by C.B Samet. I found the story to be engaging and despite some of the supernatural elements, the dialogue is realistically depicted. The detail of the story is vivid, making it easy to envision every moment of the story. I definitely recommend this fantasy romance novel to anyone who likes an unpredictable story with strong lead characters. I plan on reading the rest of the series.

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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Susan Ratchford

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Raine Down: An Urban Fantasy Adventure
The Shadow Guardians Book 1
By: CB Samet
Review By: Susan Ratchford
5 Stars

I cannot wait to grab on to Storm Surge, CB Samet’s second book in this series! This book, Raine Down, was so much fun to read and it got my heart pumping! I am completely hooked on Raine and Will’s story and the demons they have to face! Jor gives me the creeps! I absolutely love the use of Norse mythology (especially in the curses)! Samet has such a unique way of writing and detail I could actually feel myself getting pulled into her story. With phrases like “split skin like butter” which gave me actual chills to “ A watery moon” her writing paints a beautiful picture of an engaging and magical world! With plenty of action, tension, mystery, and romance you should definitely join me in exploring this series! Highly recommend it!

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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Santana Hicks

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Raine is a shadow guardian. Her job is to protect humans from supernatural enemies. Norse Mythology isn’t a myth anymore. Ragnarok happened, causing the nine realms to collapse with only earth its survivor. Other races came to earth causing all kinds of different humans with powers. Raine is a descendant of Thor and she has healing abilities.

Raine’s latest target was supposed to be an easy hit when a FBI agent made the mission go sideways. She had a choice to eliminate her target or rescue the man. She chose the latter.

Will, the FBI agent, is grateful that this mysterious woman saved him but at what cost? She was bleeding like crazy but by the time he brought her to the hospital she was healed. Will was perplexed. He could not get this woman out of his head.

A little while later, the two agencies decide to collaborate causing Raine and Will to be unexpectant partners in this mission. They have to work together and put aside their differences. Will is by the book and Raine will do anything to complete her mission, even kill.

The chemistry is instant between them. There is quickly a sexual tension that neither one suspected. Which makes concentrating solely on the job ever more difficult when they can’t stop picturing the other in their arms.

I loved their relationship. They were very good for each other. Balancing each other out making them even stronger. Will mellowed Raine out while she taught him to broaden his horizons. I found myself wishing they would end up together.

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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Alisa Boomer

The Final BiteThe Final Bite by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Talk about impossible odds! 3 days to find a mate to last forever? This author has a completely unique idea and adds a heavy dose of sarcastic humor with a dash of action. I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I will absolutely be reading more from this author! One of the most original paranormal romances I have ever read.

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