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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Book Review: Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost

Sooo....I did this a while ago and totally spaced it. Um...yeah...I'm very much a blonde. BUT! Since I am getting into the Christmas spirit there will be a surprise at the end of this review! YAYYYYYYY!!!!! Yep, that was my Special Ed Yay too, LoL






6871616Eternal Kiss of Darkness
Book #2 in the Night Huntress World
by Jeaniene Frost
Purchase now on Amazon
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.



Crystal's Thoughts:

I absolutely LOVE the Night Huntress Series. It is my all time favorite series out there and I can read the books over and over again and never get bored with them. Frost has branched out from that series with Night Huntress World which features secondary characters as main characters. Her first book of the series was First Drop of Crimson and centered around Spade, Bones long-time friend, and Denise, Cat's BFF. I loved these characters to begin with so was overjoyed to learn I was going to be able to read their stories. From the first time Spade walked into Bone's cave and had his first run-in with Cat I was hooked on him. 
But in the Cat & Bones books I wasn't too fond of Mencheres. He pretty much seemed like an arrogant prick to me, although a very powerful one, with no emotion or depth. I mean, the only scene I liked with him was this;

Cat- “Hey, Walks Like An Egyptian, how about for once you drop the formal stuff and talk like you live in the twenty-first century?” 
”The shit’s gonna splatter, start buggin’, yo,”  Mencheres responded instantly. 

LMAO- Priceless. It was a great scene I must say. 

After reading EKOD though my opinion of him has done a total 180. In EKOD you finally learn about Mencheres' roots and Frost basically breathes life into his character, along with making him uber smexy. Bonus! 

Kira is smart, courageous and independent with a deep sense of loyalty and duty. These characteristics lead Kira to stumble across Mencheres and a few nasty ghouls. Then, after learning about this otherworld, Kira takes it like a trooper and doesn't back down to Mencheres. 
Mencheres' major bad-ass powers add yummy sexual tingelness which leads to some hot and steamy going on, literally. Kira is a challenge that Mencheres just can't back away from. And not being able to erase her memories doesn't help his situation because unless he wants to run the risk of Kira blabbing about all she has seen, he can't let her go. An evil dude from Mencheres past also has plans for him and puts Kira and him in some hard predicaments. 

Cat and Bones make an appearance as well, which YAY for that, but I didn't much care for their scene. They were seriously harsh. But I did enjoy all the Vlad airtime. On a side note, SO happy Jeaniene posted that she was contracted for TWO Vlad books. Woohoo!

EKOD is full of action, danger, love, lust and doubt. A lot of serious scenes due to Mencheres serious nature but Kira balances it out with Frost's classic spunky & sarcastic attitude that she likes to give her heroines. You won't want to miss this one!

My favorite quotes from this book:
"Dead or not, you must be bored with women telling you how you look like the hottest, most exotic wet dream they’ve ever had. No wonder the thought of you, grapes, and some scented massage oils crossed my mind – and if you drop that towel again, I’m going to need a cold shower." 

and

"First bubble baths. Now Disney parks. You're shattering every creepy vampire myth I've ever heard." 


4.5 Wine Glasses filled to the brim!



Now on to the surprise, go ahead and start jumping up & down! I have a SIGNED copy of Jeaniene Frost's Eternal Kiss of Darkness to give away AND a book mark! And yes, I'm jumping around too because you know, Jeaniene Frost is only the BEST author out there! How is that for a fabulous Christmas present? I will have a post later on today (Friday) with the giveaway deets so make sure to check back! 


Edit: Giveaway is HERE

20 comments:

Straylights said...

dont you hate the awful blood drops on the cover? I know I do! I didn't like the Kat and Bones scene in this book either. Kat was such a bitch! Really made me hate her.


Can't wait for your Christmas giveaway! \o/

bibliophile brouhaha said...

yea, yea, yea!! I love Jeaniene's books! Fabulous review!

-Linds

Kelly said...

Ive got to check her out. I hear nothing but good things about Frost's works.

Lora1967 said...

I love your review i really want to read it now Hope i win.
chaaarmedone1512@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am hosting a Christmas Special on my Blog in December.

Would you like to become a guest reviewer? It only needs to be about a book related to Christmas.

More infos here: http://booksaroundtheworld.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/waiting-for-christmas/

Miss Ash said...

Sounds yummy!

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Sounds awesome. I think my favorite books are the early ones- Book 1 and 2. I didn't care for the Denise & Spade one much but I am really interested in this one.

Anonymous said...

I am utterly shamed to admit, that I have not read her series yet. I keep hearing of it, and am determined to read it at some poitn. Your review sounds great. I lvoe that quote about the Walk Like an Egyptian guy (even though I have yet to meet the characters). Great review. Thanks.

Jessica @ Laugh Love Write

latishajean said...

Love her other book can't wait to read this one. Sounds like it will be very good!

Lexiloman said...

YEAH!!!!! I'm so excited about this give away! I love this series. I can read it over and over and it never gets boring. This review was great also.

Ladytink_534 said...

I love these books! I'm missing Bones but I really love getting to know all the secondary characters. Really looking forward to Vlad's story.

Cathy M said...

Love Jeaniene's storytelling in both of her series. Drop of Crimson was a kick and I agree about Mencheres. Didn't warm up to him right away, but now can't wait to read his story.


caity_mack at yahoo dot com

quimbayai said...

i love frost's books...as much as i love bones i love mencheres more. ^·~

quimbayai@hotmail.com

Lora1967 said...

I would love to sread this book. It sounds like you really enjoyed it.
chaarmedone1512@aol.com

The Happy Booker said...

Great review! I love these books. They sound AMAZING on audio. Right now I'm listening to At Graves End. My plan is to hold off reading the entire series until each audio is released, I don't know if I'll manage or not! The narrator, Tavia Gilbert, does such an amazing job. Bones "voice" makes me picture Russell Brand who I LOVE. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

susan said...

Frost is a new to me author but the books sounds good. I would love to win the one being offered here. I am jumping up and down and hoping the effect will help me be lucky this time around. happy holidays susan L. garysue@dejazzd.com

Tammie said...

Great review and this book sounds great, I love her Cat & Bones books. Thanks!

yokeMun said...

goodness, reading your review makes me want to read this book now..
i haven't read the 1st book but imma try and search for the book this weekend!!

Julie said...

This book sounds fantastic!

JenM said...

I keep meaning to read this, but it keeps slipping back down my mountainous wishlist until a review like yours brings it front and center again. Thanks once again for the reminder.