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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost: Book Review

Eternal Kiss of Darkness
by Jeaniene Frost
Avon (Harper Collins)
ISBN: 978-0-06-178316-6

Description: An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness…and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows. Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master Vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears—this fearless, beautiful…human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life, yet sending her away is unthinkable. But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose between the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction

The Good Stuff
  • It's written by Jeaniene Frost 
  • Hot and steamy and fun
  • Absorbing, as usual Frost grabs your attention right away and doesn't let go until the very end, I never can put down any of her books
  • Kira is a great kick ass heroine, even if she does get herself in all spots of trouble. She is compassionate and has an incredible strength of character.  A very realistic heroine who I admire
  • Lots of my favorite secondary characters are in this, but would have likde more Vlad and Hey where was Ian
  • Cat and bones show up, so that is always fun and entertaining
  • I know a lot of people didn't like this one as much as her Cat and Bones stories, but I loved it, loved it, loved it!
  • Lots of Vlad in this story, with his lovely sense of wit -- hoping that JF will do a whole story on him, and cross my fingers,  Ian
The Not so Good Stuff
  • I hate the name Mencheres - reminds me too much of menarche which is basically a women's first menstrual cycle-- sorry male readers of blog
Favorite Quotes/Passages (So very many, could have gone on for pages)

"Cat cleared her throat in the tense silence that followed. “Uh, before this goes any further, let’s at least introduce ourselves to your friend. I’m Cat, and this is my husband, Bones. We’re part of Mencheres’ twisted little fang family"

“First bubble baths. Now Disney parks. You’re shattering every creepy vampire myth I’ve ever heard.”

"Kira knew that his tongue felt like a vibrator set to the speed of Oh Hell Yeah."

"Vampires like you piss me off,’ Vlad muttered.  ‘Leaving a trail of bodies for humans to be suspicious over when there’s no need to kill to feed.  Ever had a mob of villagers armed with torches ad pitchforks burn your house down while screaming ‘death to wampyre!’?  I have, and it’s irritating beyond belief."

"I will not ask for pointers from Dracula, she swore to herself. I will not. “Yeah, I’d feel better about that. So, ah…look into my eyes.”
Another strangled sound came from Vlad’s direction. Now Kira was sure it was a laugh. She was determined to ignore him.
Lewis obediently stared at her, and Kira tried to make her voice sound confident. “You don’t feel anything. You’re not afraid.”
“I am,” came Vlad’s immediate reply. “If you tell him wolves are the children of the night next, I might hurt myself laughing.”

What I Learned
  • Vampires have an extremely dry and witty sense of humour
  • Ceiling sex sounds like tons of fun -- hey Nathan Fillion or Ryan Reynolds -- you interested?
Who should/shouldn't read
  • Obviously long time fans of Jeaniene Frost will enjoy
  • Those who enjoy an exciting and fun ride with hot and steamy sex
  • Not for the prudish or those without a sense of humour
4.5 Dewey's

I bought a copy of the book since I am a big fan of Jeaniene Frost and didn't have to review it, but  I did anyway so there

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