Saturday, 4 February 2012

URBAN FANTASY ROMANCE REVIEW: Mark of the Vampire Series 2: Eternal Kiss - Laura Wright

Release Date: 02/02/12


His father unknown, his mother dead, Nicholas Roman was raised by the vampire Breed with one wish: to live as a normal vampire. But once he’s transformed against his will into a gifted immortal, Nicholas now has one goal: to stop the Eternal Order of vampires from controlling his life. Then comes a beautiful stranger with a startling secret . . .

Vampire Kate Everborne claims she’s sheltering Nicholas’s long lost son. If this is true, then who is the mother? And how endangered are they if, indeed, Nicholas does possess the bloodline so coveted by the Order? These are questions that with every seductive whisper and every silken touch draw Nicholas and Kate intimately closer, and nearer still to the truth.


This is a bit of a strange book for me as I thought it was a debut alas that wasn’t the case and whilst I could read it without having read the first, I felt that I was left out in the cold with some of the back story coming through and hints to what has gone before so much so that I nearly didn’t finish it in disgust (this was the feeling about a quarter of the way through.)

However I persevered and as such was rewarded for my efforts with a lead character who not only grabbed my interest but also had many different levels so that there was something for all readers to latch onto. He was complex, he had many different angles and whilst the language was a little hard to take from time to time, It steps away from the cute fluffy bunny sparkly vampire image that is becoming all the rage these days. Nicolas is dangerous, he can handle himself and when you add his brothers into the mix, it’s a take no prisoners type of story. Add to this some pretty hard choices, a break neck pace and of course a love story and it’ll tick the boxes for most paranormal romance fans.

All of this said however please remember to pick up book one to avoid my error. Its entitled Eternal Hunger.

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