Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bodyguards (QuickSilver Codex #1) by Kallysten Blog Tour Stop

Title: Bodyguards 
Series: Quicksilver Codex, Book 1 
Author: Kallysten 
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, 
Publisher: Self-Published 
Words: 60,000 

Release Date: November 12th 2012 


Book Description: 

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.



Bodyguards was a great read for me. I have been reading a lot of erotica an YA books and this one was a breath of fresh air. To me I would consider this a New Adult read as the characters are in college. Vivien lives a simple life pretty normal for any college student who is going to school, working, and lusting after a guy. Vivien likes Brad and wishes there could be more between them but Brad is just her buddy right now who talks to her and jogs with her on occasion. Then things change in the blink of an eye when Vivien witnesses a knife fight and the death of a man.

What Vivien learns stuns her and she simply can not believe it because she thinks it is all a lie. But as time goes on she is starting to see that their is truth to what Brad and his brother have told her. She is a princess in hiding and someone very powerful wants to kill her before her 20th birthday. She will learn that magic is real and Vampires are real and room the earth. 

When Brad and his brother use the magic to take Vivien to the other world she is stunned to know that what they said is true and is also intrigued by what she finds. At times I got very angry at Vivien because she did not act like a proper lady but a spoiled little brat. But she started to come around towards the end and I am really looking forward to reading book two which I need like right now so I can find out what happened.

Give this book a try! It is different and unique all wrapped up into one lovely package.

About the Author: 
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 


  1. Lovely review and the book looks very promising, but I've got one question before I'll add it to my to read pile:
    You mention she acts like a spoiled brat. If I hate one thing, that's reading about adults / teens who act like spoiled children. So my question is, does she behave like this throughout the story? And how bad is it?