4 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Author Provided Book Contemporary Cop/Crime Dreamspinner Fade to black/No Steam Fated Mates Friends to lovers Gay Heat Index m/m Mid level angst Morgan Mystery Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series

Code Name Jack Rabbit (The Vampire Guard Book 1) by Elizabeth Noble

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Meet the newest members of the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.

Jonas Forge, vampire. Once a spy and soldier, now a cop, Forge enjoys the life he’s built with his friends in Flint, Ohio.

Blair Turner, PhD. Blair, a vampire and computer hacker with exceptional skills, shares a powerful empathic bond with Forge, his soulmate.

Declan, vampire, ex-pirate, ex-fur trapper, thief, and con man. Declan is Forge’s former lover and soulmate to Lucas Coate.

Lucas Coate, MD, Flint’s medical examiner. A werewolf living amongst vampires, Lucas is also one of Forge’s best friends.

Their lives become complicated when an impending Presidential visit throws them headlong into a world of high tech vampire spies and espionage. Recruited into the Vampire Guard by the secret society of the Akhkharu Nasaru, they uncover a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.

Together they must thwart a murder attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiquan—a weapon which may very well mean death for one of them.


First, I’m not sure why it hasn’t been linked directly with the series, but all these characters come from The Sleepless City Series:

In each of these we meet the MCs and learn their love stories. I HIGHLY recommend reading the series first. You don’t have to do this to understand this story, but it adds the richness that makes this a great start to a spin-off series.

That being said, this sets up these guys’ back stories, without having to necessarily read the series, because (it looks like) these guys are going to be solving mysteries/crimes (somewhat like they did in Sleepless) but as an ongoing cooperative effort.

With mystery as the main thrust, this isn’t a romance so much as a romantic mystery/crime solving/superhero type story/series. If you’re looking for hot smexy times you’ll be sorry. But – if you loved these guys in the Sleepless series, it’s great to see the emotional changes and how well they are settling into their partnerships.

So, I don’t recommend it – per se- to someone looking for a romance, but if you like mysteries with a romantic twist, the emotions are quite satisfying.

4 of 5 stars


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