Dark Protector by Alexis Morgan
The first in a new series called Paladins of Darkness. I thought it was going to be another vampire book, but this one wasn't. It is set in modern times where there is an ongoing war that the average person does not know about, to keep the barrier that separates our world from the Others from collapsing. every time it flickers, more of the Others get through and the paladins fight and kill them before they can escape into our world. If the paladin is killed they can come back to life, but everytime they do that they get closer to becoming Other themself.
Here is the Book Description:
Devlin Bane: Born a Paladin, he is a member of an ancient band of warriors locked in a centuries-old war against evil.
His destiny: To die over and over again to protect mankind from the Others, only to be revived each time by his mortal Handler.
But his fierce strength and courage cannot save him from gradually becoming one of the monsters he was born to destroy.Dr. Laurel Young, who has spent years training to become a Handler, must remain detached from her patients. But each time she revives the darkly compelling Devlin Bane, he claims a little more of her soul and incites in her desires that grow wilder and wilder -- even as he inches closer to losing his humanity. As the war against the Others grows more desperate, Laurel and Devlin can't help but give in to the fierce hunger that's sizzled between them for so long. Now they'll face the ultimate battle together -- to save a dark, passionate love that goes against every rule as they join forces to fight an enemy who is closer than they ever imagined....
Very interesting concept and series I will have to keep an eye on it. Labels: paranormal