Saturday, March 3, 2012

BotM Review: Eternal Captive by Laura Wright

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Eternal Captive (Mark of the Vampire, #3)Eternal Captive 
(Mark of the Vampire #3)
by Laura Wright 
Paperback, 358 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Piatkus Books
ISBN 0749956380
He'll become a predator to protect his prey. 
Marked By Blood 
Lucian Roman knows he must stay away from Bronwyn Kettler for sanity's sake. Since feeding her his blood, he can think of nothing else but possessing her—fighting an uncontrollable desire to kill her, if he has to, and the vampire she has sworn to wed. 
Bronwyn, a brilliant vampire genealogist, can never escape her connection to Lucian. He sustained her when she was starving. He still rules her dreams. And when the nights get dark enough, she still craves him. Though is essence courses through her body, she has found a true mate in someone else. 
But when a dangerous enemy threatens Bronwyn, only Lucian—bound to her forever by blood—can save her life. Even if it means sacrificing his own.
Crystal’s Thoughts:
Laura Wright continues her captivating paranormal romance series, Mark of the Vampire, with another sexy and thrilling addition in Eternal Captive

Lucian Roman cannot escape his heritage, the heritage passed down from his father, of the Breeding Male. When the veana who fed from him, and somehow remained in his blood, finds her true mate his control is taken to its limit. Lucian is split; kill her, get her out of his system and spend the rest of his undead life in Mondrar, the vampire prison – or take her in every way and succumb to the monster inside of him. Maybe though, after her mating ceremony, the need for her will abate. A paven can hope…
Bronwyn Kettler has spent years studying the Breeding Male, hoping to escape the same fate as her sister but one weak moment has forever changed her. Now, even as she goes to her mating ceremony she can’t get the paven, Lucian, out of her head. But someone has other plans for her…
Kidnapped by the Beast, Lucian and Bronwyn are sent to the evil Cruen’s alternate reality, and the only way out is to give in to their greatest fears... 

Holy smokes, I could not put this book down! Eternal Captive grabbed me right from the start and never let go. The story moves at fast pace, the conflict is intense and the characterization is ensnaring. 

Lucian in the youngest of the Roman brothers and also the bad boy of the trio; arrogant, sometimes rude and sexy as hell with a penchant for talking dirty. *rawr* He has been fighting his attraction for Bronwyn since the first book, Eternal Hunger. But when he finally gives in to his desires the pages burn! *fans self* If you thought Laura Wright wove sexy tales before, well you ain’t seen nothing yet! Wright gives both Lucian and Bronwyn depth and dimension like we’ve never seen before. The ambiance in Luca and Bron’s relationship kept me on the edge of my seat hoping for something good to come out of it all. This loud paven and proper veana compliment each other perfectly. 
Emotional and intense don’t even begin to describe the plot found within these pages, the story arc explodes and the side story’s of Dillon and Gray, the Beasts and Syn will both break your heart and have you begging for more. The Mark of the Vampire has become a truly addictive series. Action, suspense, twists, turns, romance, sizzling sex, snark and humor are all weaved together with Laura Wright’s entertaining voice and ingenuity makes for a must read in the paranormal romance world.  My only minor complaint would be that I was hoping we’d get more into Lucian’s head, towards the end it was more focused on Bronwyn's POV, which was still fantastic and meshed well with the over-all tale but I would of loved to have more of Luca himself. 

The way the little bits and pieces have come together I would suggest you read Eternal Captive in series reading order and really, why wouldn’t you? The Mark of the Vampire is a must-read series for paranormal romance fans that are looking for a unique and sexy vampire read with hot and intriguing alpha males. I said this with the second book, but it is rare for me to find a series that feature a different couple for each novel and I end up loving each and every one. Usually I can’t get into one or more of the heroines, but this series is impeccable every time! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Eternal Beast and am looking forward to its release at the end of the summer (August 2012). 

Series Reviews:
Eternal Hunger #1
Eternal Kiss #2
Eternal Blood #2.5

Rating: 4.5 Wine Glasses! 



  1. This book sounds really good. I just got the first one in the series so looking forward to it.

  2. I honestly haven't ever checked out this series before, but your review makes me want to. She found her true mate but still can't get Lucian out of her head...hmm sounds like a great story twist. I am looking forward to what you think of the next book, Eternal Beast since I am guessing it features Dillon or Gray.


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