Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost - 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 her 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. From Amazon US.
I am a huge fan of Cat and Bones from the Night Huntress series by Frost, and I'm missing reading about them. However, her Night Huntress World stand alones are just as good, and more than enough to tide me over. Eternal Kiss of Darkness is no exception; another brilliant novel!
In each of the Night Huntress World novels we follow important side characters Cat and Bones know. In Eternal Kiss of Darkness, we follow Mencheres. Bones' grandsire and co-ruler of their lines, and a hugely powerful vampire, and how his life is turned around by Kira. It's such a great story!
As fans of Frost's novels will know, as well as romance, there is also more to her stories,, and in this book, it's a life long feud betweeen Mencheres and Radjedef, law gaurdian (vampire cop in other words) and powerful vampire. There is the normal actin and suspence, and it's a brilliant plot with a lot of real Egyptian history involved, but this story did focus a lot more on the romance. It was more paranormal romance than urban fantasy, which I would describe Frost's other novels as. There was a lot more sexual content in this book than in Frost's others - or more than I remember there being. I'm not a huge fan of a lot of sexual content, but it's not over done in this book; it didn't get annoying or boring, which I usually find when reading novels with an excess.
I am amazed at how Frost is able to keep track of all the different plot threads she has going in all her books. The set up for Eternal Kiss of Darkness began in At Grave's End - three published books ago. It's brilliant how the smallest detail can lead to a whole story later on, how author's can think so far ahead and slip in seeds for a later book. Just brilliant!
As I said, another brilliant novel from Frost, and one I highly recommend. I can't wait until the fifth Night Huntress novel with Cat and Bones, This Side of the Grave, which will be released in February 2011.
Published: 27th July 2010
Publisher: Avon Books
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My reviews of the Night Huntress Series:
Halfway to the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
At Grave's End
Destined for an Early Grave
My review of Night Huntress World stand alone:
First Drop of Crimson
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