Eternal Kiss of Darkness
Finally, things are calming down in my life. I had the pleasure of sitting down and reading for the first time in what seems like an eternity. I received Jeaniene Frost’s Eternal Kiss of Darkness last Monday when it was released. My busy schedule kept me away from it until last night. I thought a would sneak a peek before I went to bed, but at 3:00 AM this morning I read the last page and closed my eyes to dreams of a sexy Egyptian vampire named Mencheres.
No real spoilers ahead… If you want to know what happens, go read the book. *sly grin*
Mencheres was an intriguing character from the Night Huntress series. He was ancient, calculating, powerful, and somewhat distant. He caught my interest because I love ancient Egypt and he held an air of mystery. But I must admit, something about him wouldn’t allow me to fall for him in the Night Huntress series.
Jeaniene eliminated that problem in Eternal Kiss of Darkness. After reading this book, I fell head over heels for our Egyptian Pharaoh turned vampire. Mencheres showed his humanity. He let his logic and pre-determine fate fall by the wayside for passion and love. He possessed a depth of emotions that made me experience his past pains and future happiness with every word I read. Jeaniene completed Mecheres for me and gave me the missing piece to make me fall in love with him.
EKOD intertwined two characters that brought balance to one another. But accepting their fates took each to another level within their belief system and tore down old barriers, opening possibilities to a new future. Kira, our heroine, is a steel-minded private investigator with a strong sense of morality and an acute internal compass, driving her to a world in which she never imagined. She teaches Menecheres that there is something beyond his logic and staunch interpretations of his vision. She draws out feelings from our four thousand year old vampire, which he believed no longer existed. She provided him a reason to live.
Their love affair is filled with steamy hot desire, tender caring moments, and danger. As our couple fights the accusations of the Law Guardian, Radje, Mecheres’s oldest enemy, they are brought closer together with each attempt Radje makes to tear them apart. EKOD is a page-turner.
Jeaniene also brings back some of our favorite characters to assist in the fight to recover Mecheres’s honor (maybe life is a better word since the sentence was death for his alleged crimes). Vlad played a large role, being a close friend to Mencheres. Each time he appears in a book I like him more. Vlad has a wicked sense of humor and charm. Who can’t love Dracula? Cat and Bones made an appearance. I still love them. Cat has a alluring charm that makes everyone feel at easy, but maintains a kick-ass air about her.
I can’t wait to see who Ms. Frost decides to write about next. I would love Vlad to have his own book.
If you have a minute and are looking for a good read, check out Jeaniene Frost and Eternal Kiss of Darkness. If you haven’t had the pleasure to read the Night Huntress series it’s well worth your time to read.