Book One.

 

re title for websiteGUARDIANS of the GATEWAYS

BOOK 1.

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By: Skyla Murphy

Author of the upcoming novel

Hell Will Rise (Book 1: Bloodthirst Mafia Series)

A GREAT SUPERNATURAL READ:

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5stars

A great supernatural read! I want to start this review off by saying I’m not a big fan of vampire books. With that being said, this story takes a whole new spin on the usual vamp plot. Even if you aren’t big into fantasy themes, don’t brush this book aside. There is more going on than just vampires prancing around and drinking each other’s blood.

To dumb the storyline down, Makayla Uriel and her vamp group must save the world from a drug called V5 (a drug that can turn individuals into vampires without being bitten). There is a whack load of other side-plots going on too, but that’s the key issue in the book.

Be sure not to read any of this novel after sipping on too much wine. I tried one night and had to reread it all over the next day. Some books can be read half-drunk. This is not one of them. The plot wasn’t carved lazily. It’s very intricate and each scene has a purpose that needs to be understood. There is a lot going on and a large cast, but it’s all relative. I believe the character plots will extend into the second book as well, hence why they all get such deep page time. The author does a great job of detailing her characters and really giving them a sense of structure/personality. The same goes for her descriptions of settings and places.

I’ve never read a vampire book like this before. If you’re trying to decide whether or not to read it, maybe because the genre isn’t your favorite, just do it. I’m excited to read the next one, so the author obviously knows how to create suspense. I’m a critical ass when it comes to the genre, but this writer passed my judgement.

It’s a dark book, which is what it should be. It’s VAMPIRES – not ponies! (A+). Love is streamed throughout it, but it isn’t sappy/overpowering, which I liked. (I didn’t envision Edward Cullen while reading it – a big win!). The main character, Makayla, is kind of a snarky bitch. (Another A+. I hate cute/sweet protagonists, and Makayla has reasons for being hard, so I liked her right from the very beginning). There are plenty of twists that make you want to keep reading, and the ending makes you want to pick up the second book right away (even though I need to go the f**k to sleep!!)… I’ll be sure to blame Renee Spyrou for the dark bags under my eyes tomorrow (haha!).

Overall, I would definitely recommend it! :)

 

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By: Sara Knight

Book Reviewer for THE DRUNKEN DRUID

A WONDERFUL SUPERNATURAL FANTASY:

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Seraphympire (Guardians of the Gateways) by author Renee Spyrou is a wonderful supernatural fantasy tale about “Makayla” a Seraphympire, who must find the Trinian Globe and stop a deadly virus wiping out humanity. I have been a fan of vampires since my teens so I may be a bit bias :) The reader quickly becoming engulfed in the world the author seamlessly creates for her readers. Quite frankly, Renee simply amazes me with the amount of effort she puts into this book. Seraphympire is a story combining many incredible elements, including horror, desire, suspense, fantasy and a deep dark intensity that will leave the reader engrossed and reading long into the night. The moment I finished the story and read the final word, I went on-line to get info on the next installment in the Guardians of the Gateways series. So I’m looking forward to “The Keeper of the Key” :D
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By: William Hillman
 Author of ~ Within an inch of the Moon.
 
 DON’T LET THE TITLE FOOL YOU:
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5stars
Super unnatural beneath the surface darkness comes vividly to life. The title kind of throws you off until you read the book Great characters, devious plot that twists and turns all over the place. One moment you are on the left path and suddenly notice you’re going right – right into a nightmare waiting and then come the surprises. I thoroughly enjoyed the read and look forward to more from this author. You won’t be disappointed. When you believe the book is starting out slow you quickly realize you’re on page 30 or 40 and don’t want to put it down. The dark side is always fun, as are plots to save the world and stop something beyond belief from happening. This book has a touch of it all and will please the most picky reader. Check it out.
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By: Rachelle Hooke
AN AWESOME READ: 
5 STARS
5stars
I recently purchased and read Seraphympire Guardians of the Gateway by Renee Spyrou. This was an awesome read, I thoroughly enjoyed the book especially if you like vampires and supernatural fantasy but this book has a brilliant twist which makes it unique. I highly recommend it.
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By: Johnny Ray
“Author of international thrillers”
 
A FANTASTIC VOICE:
5 STARS
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This author has a fantastic voice that immediately draws you into the story. Try it, you will not be disappointed.
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By: Kerstin Papanikolas
EVERY PAGE LEFT ME WANTING MORE:
5 STARS5stars
I couldn’t put this book down and every page left me wanting more. Great storyline, characters and twists along the way. I need the next book NOW!
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By: Cas Hall
A STYLE OF HER OWN:
5 STARS
5stars
Brilliant—Love it — this author has a style of her own. Now I’m eagerly awaiting the second book. Highly recommend that you read this book.
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By: Jennifer Rafton
CAN’T WAIT FOR BOOK 2:
5 STARS
5stars
Loved this book.
Not my usual genre but once I started I couldn’t put it down.
I really enjoyed this book. This author is definitely one to watch.
Can’t wait for book 2 to be released.
Get on to it, Renee.
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By: Rachel Curley
WOULD MAKE AN AWESOME MOVIE:
5 STARS
5stars
An awesome read! I love the characters and couldn’t stop thinking about them! I can’t wait for the next book! This story will make an awesome movie! Very unique and not your typical vampire tale.
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By: Debbie Rose
A FANTASTIC TWIST:
5 STARS
5stars
This book was a fantastic read, and I would highly recommend it to people out there who like fantasy fiction, it had a fantastic twist to separate it from all the others. I can’t wait for the second book.

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By: Sophia Aleksovski

CAPTIVATES YOUR IMAGINATION:

5 STARS

5stars

Fantastic read! Extremely entertaining, captivates your imagination. I loved that there was so much going on, keeping my mind engaged in the story. I could not put this book down, can’t wait for the next book.

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By: Nikolas Papanikolas
CATCHY STORY:
5 STARS
5stars
Loved the book , really nice and catchy story , really looking forward to the second one! Nice fiction vampire story that unfolds throughout the book!
All the characters are described really good and the story is easy and nice to follow !!  great job!!
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By: Amber Hill-Warner
AN INTRIGUING READ:
5 STARS
5stars
Such an intriguing read. I love the descriptive and captivating way Renee writes. For those who crave the need to feel like they are there, experiencing everything and imagining exactly what’s happening, this is the book for you. Fascinating and gripping, this book will leave you wanting more. Luckily, book number two is out. Well done Renee.
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By: Winter Sophia Rose
TWISTS & TURNS:
5 STARS
5stars
Twists, Turns, Engrossing, Unique & Intense!
An Awesome Read! I Loved It.
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By: I Love Books
OUTSTANDING:
5 STARS
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Renee Spyrou is an incredibly talented author, I absolutely loved this book. It wasn’t your average vampire book and her imagination and character development was outstanding. Have just finished reading book 2 and it was just as good.
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By: Author Kalel Eihctir
INTERESTING & DIVERSE:
4 STARS
4stars
The storyline itself is interesting and diverse. Liking it the more I read it. Fantastic story, great descriptives, awesome characters, I really enjoyed it.
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By: Tracey Mcanalen
A TWIST TO SEPARATE IT FROM ALL OTHERS:
4 STARS
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This book was a fantastic read, and I would highly recommend it to people out there who like fantasy fiction, it had a fantastic twist to separate it from all the others. I can’t wait for the second book.
Loved It

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EPIC LARGER-THAN-LIFE PARANORMAL TALE.

4 STARS
4stars

I enjoyed ‘SERAPHYMPIRE: Guardians of the Gateways’ for its large cast of diverse richly-textured characters, their shifting loyalties, and the epic-level of violent emotions at play. It definitely works as Paranormal Fantasy Romance, a vampire tale with a difference. Kayla/Makayla makes a complex, sympathetic, and visceral double heroine. Alexander, Zack, Reece, and the tangibly evil Zobiana all combine to create an above average vampire tale. Overall the characters are both believable and larger-than-life, a nice balance. The plot would benefit from a tighter focus, perhaps set within a 3-Act frame. Even so, it was always clear what each character wanted, why, and the decisions and actions they each take in trying to reach their goals. So the characters’ roles within the plot works fine. The climax in Act 3 is especially good and succeeds in bringing Makayla’s story to a satisfying, provisional, and resounding close.

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By: Michelle Grayce
A GOOD BOOK:
4 STARS
4stars
It’s about vampires and seraphim both fighting to be the ruler of the planet Evron. I thought it was a good book.

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By: Melinda
LOTS OF ACTION, VIOLENCE & HORROR:
3 STARS
3star
Enjoyed this overall. There was lots going on with this book – lots of subplots and characters and world building – but since it’s a series I hope that these will get resolved in the next couple of books. This was an interesting take on the vampire/angel genre. Lots of action violence and horror.
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By: Miranda Short
COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN:
I’m not really into Vampire stories but my husband brought this book for me. I hesitantly started and could not put it down. Great plots, romance and fantasy themes I thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to book No 2.

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