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There are sensuous pleasures that can only be tasted in the night He comes to her in the twilight between sleep and consciousness to fulfill her secret. PDF - Pleasures of the Night. In the Twilight between sleep and consciousness, a battle rages between Dream Guardians and Nightmares. Captain Aidan Cross. Pleasures of the Night (Dream Guardians #1) There are sensuous pleasures that can only be tasted in the night He comes to her in the twilight between.
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View all 5 comments. Jul 13, Valentina "TinchyB" rated it liked it. Oh dear God,this book has no beginning,no plot and what an end.. I need a break from this kind of novels cuz every one is starting to look the same and is little frustrating! Sep 30, Jessica Pesic rated it did not like it Shelves: I actually found the premise of this novel very interesting, unfortunately it was just written by a amateur writer.
I felt completely disconnected from the 'love' between the two main characters.
Day kept writing on the page how passionate they were together but I didn't pick up on that when reading. It take more to convey passion and a depth of feeling then simply stating it in black and white. The characters have to display this through their gestures. The only love scene that caught my intere I actually found the premise of this novel very interesting, unfortunately it was just written by a amateur writer.
The only love scene that caught my interest and had anything real behind it was the goodbye love scene, where he described his dream of their life together. View 1 comment.
Sep 12, Rose rated it it was amazing. This is my 1st book by Silvya Day and all I can say is oh em gee!! I was completely taken by surprise with the sex scenes in this book.
I knew when I decided to give this type of book a try, based on the description that it would have some erotic scenes but was shocked when I read the 1st page! I gotta say though, I quite enjoyed it and plan to buy the next book in the series. Though I'm a bit dissapointed to find out she doesn't have plans to continue the series till later due to dissagrem This is my 1st book by Silvya Day and all I can say is oh em gee!!
Though I'm a bit dissapointed to find out she doesn't have plans to continue the series till later due to dissagrements with the publisher. If you're looking for a recommendation on it, I give it a 5 stars, definitely worth the read. Oct 03, Natasha rated it it was amazing. I'm actually reading this book again for the second time before I start on the next book. I love love loved reading this book again for the second time. I loved the way Aidan Cross simply adored Lyssa.
They both had such a great connection and their sex scenes were hot. I found through out the book I was holding my breath through certain parts. The first time I read this book it honestly took me by surprise with the whole dream sequences and such but as I got through it I just fell in love with h I'm actually reading this book again for the second time before I start on the next book. The first time I read this book it honestly took me by surprise with the whole dream sequences and such but as I got through it I just fell in love with how much these two just were awesome together and then when Aidan finally could stay away no longer he travelled to be with Lyssa.
That would be every girls dreams come true for sure to have some tall dark handsome man of our dreams to turn up on our doorsteps and make love the way Aidan does. Hmmmmm a girl can only dream!!! May 24, Felicia rated it really liked it. Because while I loved this book I also felt it was lacking.
I listened to the audio of this book. Anywho, I was ridiculously interested in this series when I read the synopsis. I mean a world that thrives and survives on erotic dreams?! Count me tf in! There was so much smut in this book. My gosh! It was like dying and going to erotic book heaven! Fuck yes. But seriously, the smut was what attracted me to this book. And the fact that it was available for free through my library. The smut was a huge deciding factor of that.
Because I am still so confused about wtf is actually going on in this book. Especially with figuring out what she is and what she can do. Like how do you end a book like the way this one ended and then switch the fucking MCs in the next book?!
Nov 14, Kat rated it it was amazing. I rented this book in the audiobook format. I have to say, reading Sylvia Day's books is one thing, and hearing it is a completely different experience! Listening to this book allowed my imagination to dig deeper into the story and its characters.
This is a very hot and steamy take on dreams and nightmares.
It totally had me dreaming of my own Aidan Cross before I even made it to the end. I won't give spoilers away though, because A I don't want to ruin it for any one of you, and B this book is I rented this book in the audiobook format.
I won't give spoilers away though, because A I don't want to ruin it for any one of you, and B this book is already a pretty short one and I'd hate to take even one more tidbit of it from you.
A short synopsis: This main storyline is about the Guardians who live in the Twilight. Their Elite team fight against the nightmares that threaten to take over their world and harm the subconscious of us humans.
Love is found along the way between a Guardian and a Dreamer human. And of course, it won't be a Sylvia Day creation without some erotic lovemaking scenes. The story does not conclude after this book. And to be honest, it doesn't even conclude after the 2nd book in the series Heat of the Night. However, if you want a light read that's sexy and unique, I recommend the books in the Dream Guardian Series. If you're worried about the conclusion to the main plot, there WILL be a 3rd book.
I'm not sure when it will be released, but right now it's tentatively titled Rhythms of the Night. Maybe and hopefully we'll get the plot answers then. Oct 30, Christine rated it did not like it. I thought this story had an interesting premise, and I have enjoyed other books by this author "Bared to You" , so I started "Pleasures of the Night" but I just can't finish it.
It is going in my DNF stack. After starting out briskly, when we meet Lyssa and Aidan Cross, the plot seems to start spinning in circles. I understand that the author has to explain her fantasy world and its rules to her readers, but surprisingly, there just seems to be waay too much smoke and mirrors to make sense of.
I I thought this story had an interesting premise, and I have enjoyed other books by this author "Bared to You" , so I started "Pleasures of the Night" but I just can't finish it.
I wouldn't blame Lyssa if she shut "the door," locked it, and threw away the key just so she didn't have to deal with all the weirdness. I probably won't be looking for any of the subsequent stories in the series, May 11, Emma Hillman rated it it was ok Shelves: I'm trying very hard not to DNF it I'm finding it very slow going.
Okay, so I ended up DNFing it, speed-reading through the second half to see if it would get any better. It didn't. I just didn't believe any of it: Jan 29, Sarah Ashley rated it it was ok.
Without giving too much away this is the story of a young woman Lyssa , a vet, who has always had difficulty sleeping, her lack of sleep impacts on her day to day life and her health, countless medical consultations and investigations cannot pinpoint the reason, then she is visited by a "Guardian" Aidan who appears to be live in a parallel world to ours, he is a senior Guardian a captain whose job it is to slay the nightmares and bring peace to the dreamers, in this particular story Lyssa , who isn't really a dreamer at all because she finds it difficult to sleep!
Then there are the Elders who are searching for a "key", something that Aidan doesn't thinks exists, the Elders believe that Lyssa is the "key". As you can guess from the title Aidan, who at the point I abandoned was not real and Lyssa, who receives visits from Aidan in her sleep, embark on a passionate love affair complete with graphic steamy scenes, as we have come to expect from Sylvia Day, which are very well written.
However, for me it was just one of those books that I was just totally unable to gel with. Nov 28, Steph rated it liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed this book. I would say that the main focus is on the Hero and Heroine, Aiden and Lyssa who are amazing by the way.
There is a good storyline that runs throughout, which I am looking forward to learning more about. One reason I didn't rate this book higher is because it was in some parts very confusing. The information we are learning about their world is thrown at you quite quickly and isn't explained very well. I for one don't know a lot about the dream world and the subc I really enjoyed this book.
I for one don't know a lot about the dream world and the subconcious, so I was rather lost in the beginning. The scenes also switch around a lot without warning. You're reading about one person, then all of a sudden you're reading about some one else who's in another place.
I would have to go back a page and find out where the scene switched over. On a lighter note, I absolutely loved Aiden Cross. An Elite soldiers who uses sexual pleasure on women who are in their dream state to steer them away from the Nightmares that would drain their spirit and eventually kill them.
We see quickly that he is not fulfilled in his life, he wants more for himself, someone who sees the real him and who will love him with as much passion as he loves them. The sex scenes in this book and there was a shed load of it were fantastic and some were just beautiful. I would deffinately recommend this book to people who like a quick and easy read if you don't mind getting a little lost when it comes to the plot.
Feb 24, Erlynn BooksHugBack rated it liked it.
This one by Sylvia Day I found quite interesting. Although erotic and quite steamy, it also had the supernatural element to it. Lyssa meets Captain Aidan Cross in her dreams, because that is where he protects her. He is a dream guardian protecting her from the nightmares, but she seems to be able to control the dream world surprisingly well for a human.
When when the two meet in her dreams their attraction is so strong, neither are able to overcome their feelings; it's hot. Wanting Aidan to be in her true reality, and Aidan wanting to protect Lyssa from his world that thinks she is a key that must be destroyed This series definitely has an interesting premise. Plenty of lust, but maybe not enough details on the dream world to really grasp what was going on.
The characters are great and very emotional and you can easily get lost in the story. The sequels seem to be told from other characters so that also might be fun, however, I am not rushing to finish the series I suppose that is the most telling. It was good, but I will go read other things first before buying others in this series. If you are new to Sylvia Day, I suggest start with her historical romances and the Crossfire series first.
Those I couldn't put down, and desperately wanted sequels. Apr 10, Tofu Fairy rated it really liked it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in one day. It is hot hot HOT! The sex is amazing. I will say that I connected so with the emotional aspects brought out during sex between the two main characters too But most were hot. I also loved the theme of this book dealing with our dream world and supernatural beings involved therein.
Very original storyline to me anyway. LOL I do wish that there had been a bit more background into the wh I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in one day. LOL I do wish that there had been a bit more background into the whole Guardian story. This is something I should have been told in the beginning!
Also the fact that they are aliens seemed to totally be glossed over when I think that is a pretty big part of the back story! I was also disappointed in the ending. Not how it ended but the telling of it. It was WAY to fast and tidy and left many more questions than answered. I will read all the others in this series though and look forward to them, but I do hope they provide some more history into the Guardians world.
Sep 26, Jane Stewart rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed it, but there were too many unanswered questions at the end. This is the first in a series. The second book is coming out in It was pretty good for paranormal, but I prefer other paranormal worlds. This is about humans having dreams. While dreaming, guardians join them in the dreams. The guardians are aliens who live on another plane and fight off nightmares from hurting humans. Aiden is a guardian who falls in love with Lyssa a human and he crosses over to the earth world.
She al I enjoyed it, but there were too many unanswered questions at the end. She also crosses to the dream world to help him. In typical Sylvia Day fashion, the sex scenes were excellent, but I'm not that crazy about this particular paranormal plot. Also, there were too many unanswered questions at the end. Aiden's answer is "We'll take it one day at a time until we figure it out.
Sexual language: Number of sex scenes: May 14, Dracolibris rated it it was ok Shelves: Vacation read. Picked because it was cheap on Barnes and Noble for my Nook. Curious because this has been recommended by librarians at a conference even as a far better example of erotica than 50 Shades of Blah. I would disagree. It was a tad bit better. After several steamy scenes between the two main charactes, I couldn't quite figure out what was bugging me so much about the book.
Then I read one of those scenes aloud to my husband. Through the tears of laughter streaming from my eyes aft Vacation read. Through the tears of laughter streaming from my eyes afterwards, I saw clearly that this book is not very well-written and that hot, erotic relationships should not make a couple on vacation laugh out loud so much.
Adult only. Sep 16, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: I am not too sure what I thought of this book. I enjoyed "Bared to You" but I didn't find I liked this book as much. I think part of it was that I am not usually into the "fantasy type story" if that makes sense not that I think Bared to You took place or anything lol and I found it hard to get into.
It was a good read to keep me busy while I waited for my newest shipment of books. Nov 06, Lizzie rated it liked it. Started out ok, the characters were good, Aiden was adorable, the sex scenes were pretty hot, dirty talking was nice but it got repeatative and boring real quickly.
This is my introduction to Sylvia Day, I honest would've enjoyed her bared to you series more, thought I'd give this one a try. Jul 11, Debbie rated it really liked it Shelves: Lyssa is a veterinarian who has always had trouble sleeping. In her dreams, she meets Aidan, a guardian tasked with protecting sleepers from nightmares.
Jul 26, Jim rated it really liked it. The overall story has an interesting premise and drew me in. The erotic scenes are hot and frequent. I almost felt I needed to take a cold shower after each chapter. If you like a hot, erotic tale with an interesting story and strong characters, this is a must read. Mar 21, Victoria Zieger rated it really liked it Shelves: Super steamy with a paranormal twist that reminded me a little of the Fever series.
This was fun and had an entertaining story. Sylvia Day is great erotic writing that has a little bit of substance. Jan 28, Cindy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am loving this series.
Aiden starts out a bit of a man whore but ultra sexy as well as a strong warrior and leader.
I find it refreshing that he is also very smart and asks questions. The perfect man. I love that Lyssa is mostly just a normal woman, even once she finds out she has unknown special powers. I did find it funny how much sex this couple had in such a short time. Its amazing they got anything done.
I definitely enjoyed this story. Jul 16, Kimberly rated it it was ok Shelves: High Hopes Lead to Disappointment I discovered this book after having read other books by this author and the premise of this paranormal fantasy romance sounded intriguing. As promised, there was a lot of sex. Unfortunately, this story was light on passion and story line.
Though I was willing and open, I wasn't brought to feel interest or concern for the characters and the challenge they faced or delight in their finding each other in the real world. The characters spoke of their love and desire for each other, but I didn't feel it through their actions — I felt the lust, not the love.
This book fell short. He and his people exist in a conduit, which is like a wormhole, between the waking world and the dream world, called Twilight, created by the Elders. Living in that conduit has stopped them from aging, making them nearly immortal.
The Guardians protection of the Dreamers from Nightmares is not purely altruistic. Lyssa Bates is a veterinarian with a sleep disorder.
She sleeps, but is never rested. Exhaustion has been a problem from an early age. Lyssa has been tested by many doctors who have tried to diagnose the cause or provide a solution with no success.
One day after work, exhausted, she falls asleep on her couch to be visited by Aidan in her sleep. Lyssa is not like the most Dreamers — she doesn't dream and doesn't let in Nightmares, let alone the Guardians.
She has locked herself behind an impenetrable door and just sits in the dark … until … Aidan knocks on her door. She wants to know his name and after he gives it to her, she lets him in. Inside he finds the same darkness surrounding her dream. He thinks about sending for a Nurturer because healing and caring is not his forte, but, instead, he stays and for the first time he becomes interested in a Dreamer.
Aidan has centuries-old doubts about the existence of The Key and its purpose or the purpose of the myth if that is all The Key truly is. Aidan leaves his world temporarily, steals books in hopes of solving the mystery, buys other books in his quest for the truth and never finds the answer!
How completely disappointing! Oct 07, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
I really liked the book. A woman who is a vet is having trouble sleeping. In her dreams she is approached by a man, Gideon. He is captian of the Guardians of Dreamers. His job is to keep out the nighmares. And each Guardian has a speciality inside the dreams. Gideons special talent is He comes to her minds door and asks her to let him in. The story takes place in a world where dreams are real and Nightmares can be deadly. Aidan Cross is a Dream Guardian, a warrior whose duty is to battle the Nightmares that drain the life force of human Dreamers.
Centuries ago the Nightmares invaded the world where he and his people lived. But the result was that it also gave the Nightmares access to the human world, so it is up to Aidan and his fellow Guardians to protect humans from the Nightmares.
They enter the sleep of human Dreamers to provide good dreams and fight off the Nightmares. At the same time, they are ever watchful for the mythical being known as The Key, a human said to have the power to break down all the fissures between worlds and give the Nightmares free rein. After centuries as a Guardian, Aidan has become restless, facing both his own loneliness and his growing questions about his task. Somehow she managed to construct a massive door that has prevented the Nightmares from entering her sleep, but also kept the Guardians from entering and granting her good dreams.
Aidan manages to convince her to open the door to him, only to discover a woman who affects him more than any human woman ever has. Aidan begins to fear she might be the mythical Key, who he and any other Guardian is duty bound to destroy. In the end, though, the story is simply too shallow. As I wrote the summary above, it occurred to me that I said a lot about the hero and very little about the heroine. She seems nice enough. On the plus side, Day manages to build a convincing connection between the main characters, so I bought into their feelings in some of the more emotional sections.
The Guardian world is painted in broad strokes that only describes it in a vague sort of way. Her prose is never lush enough to make the dream sequences as vivid as they should be.