Monday, April 25, 2011

Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost

Mencheres and Kira's book

Eternal Kiss of Darkness

By Jeaniene Frost

Book Blurb:
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 either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.

Other than the absolutely horrible book cover, Eternal Kiss of Darkness was fantastic. But that cover? What were they thinking? The Night Huntress series have beautiful covers so why are they skimping out with the Night Huntress World series? Too bad really because if I had seen that cover on a shelf, I'd hate to say it, but I'd probably just walk by it. Well I guess don't judge a cover and all that right.

Book 2 in the Night Huntress World series Eternal Kiss of Darkness was excellent. I was worried since Book 1 First Drop of Crimson wasn't so good.

I always liked Mencheres. I think it's his power and his experience is such a draw to me. I love the way that Jeaniene Frost described him from the first book.  Now let's review how Mencheres is described in this book shall we?

"Kira knew that his tongue felt like a vibrator set to the speed of Oh Hell Yeah." And here is a little snippet of a conversation between Kira and Mencheres, "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 goin to need a cold shower." whew - a cold shower indeed!

Kira is awesome and just the woman for Mencheres.  She is smart and doesn't leave me screaming at the book scoffing at the frequent female stupidity that some women are set up as in books. Now I wouldn't expect that from Jeaniene Frost since she brought us the fabulous Cat but after Denise in First Drop of Crimson, I had doubts. Kira loves Mencheres for just him. Not his power, money or how he can advance her status. She was brave, courageous and since I really like Mencheres, I am so pleased that I like the female written for him. I can't wait to read more about them.

And I do want to read more about them. I feel that Eternal Kiss of Darkness just sort of ended. I was so surprized when I clicked "next page" and that was it. I was wanting more!

Once again there was a great cast of secondary characters. I am definitely going to follow along on this spin off series. I am hoping that Vlad gets his own book. Radjedef was another villian you love to hate. The ploy he used against Mencheres was so frustrating that I felt helpless. I had no idea how Kira and Mencheres was going to get out of that mess. Awesome angst great book!

1 comment:

Anne R said...

I so agree with you on this review. This is one of my favorite books in the overall Night Huntress & world series. And whenever I get in a book slump, this is my go to book. Some of the scenes are definelty worthy of a reread!

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