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What We’re Reading: Deliver Me From Darkness by Tes Hilaire

12267497Propping my eyelids open and attempting to squeeze some coherence from my brain for this post as I’m on the tail end of Mardi Gras season here in Mobile, AL! In fact, today is the last day. For those that only associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, you might be surprised to learn that Mobile was actually the first location for Mardi Gras in the United States.

At any rate, I thought I’d talk a little about Tes’ first book in her Paladin Warriors series, Deliver Me From Darkness. Not sure if you like vampire romance, angels, or paladin warriors defending humanity? Well, no need to choose, you get all of them in one hero. Paladins are angels who have been tasked to defend humans from evil, but for Roland, he has been turned against his will into the creature he usually hunts: a vampire.

The sexual tension is palpable and the world-building is rich. I also really liked the secondary characters, which not only made the story more textured, but sets us up nicely for the next books in the series.


He had once been a warrior of the Light, one of the revered Paladin. A protector. But now he lives in darkness, and the shadows are his sanctuary. Every day is a struggle to overcome the bloodlust. Especially the day Karissa shows up at his doorstep.


She is light and bright and everything beautiful—despite her scratches and torn clothes. Every creature of the night is after her. So is every male Paladin. Because Karissa is the last female of their kind. But she is his. He may not have a soul, but he can’t deny his heart.

Have you read Deliver Me From Darkness? Did you know Mardi Gras originated in Mobile in the U.S.?

4 thoughts on “What We’re Reading: Deliver Me From Darkness by Tes Hilaire

  1. Good Morning Angela!!!

    I did not know that Mardi Gras actually started in Mobile!!! We learn such amazing things daily, true?! Anyway, I have read all of Tes Hilaire’s books and absolutely adore her Paladin Warriors and the world that she has created. My favorite though, is Valin, whose book came out in December- Prince of Shadows. IMHO, it is the best book yet, but I could be prejudice! 😉 This is the 3rd book and Deliver Me From Temptation is Logan’s story, the 2nd book. They are all great reads! I’m dying for the next one up, which promises to be equally as addictive! I’m very fortunate to be a BETA reader for this wonderfully talented lady!!!

    Have a great day, Angela.

    • Yeah, I’m enjoying the calm before the storm right now as I sip tea, relaxing until the festivities start up in the early afternoon. Back to Tes’ books–yeah, I immediately put the other 2 books on my To Read list, as both Logan and Valin intrigued me, especially Valin. I was soo hoping he would have a book and was excited to see that was the case. Very cool that you’re a Beta reader for her! Thanks for stopping by!

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