Author: Jeaniene Frost
Published: July 27th, 2010
Synopsis: 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 between the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.
So for this particular "tome" I'm not going to do a review (for now anyway). I am actually participating in the book reading hosted by Paula over at Tome's Devotee. I'm a little behind on posting this, but it seems this is my catchup week. So, here are the questions for the group reading for Eternal Kiss of Darkness:
- Which character did you like the most and why? The least and why?
- If you could change something about the book what would it be and why?
- Name a favorite thing overall about the book. Your least favorite?
- A favorite quote?
- Describe what you liked or disliked about the writers style
1. Which character did you like the most and why? The least and why?
Character I liked the most... I would say Kira because she was a powerful female in her own right. I don't so much like the wimpy weak females who are prone to crying. Which isn't really fair of me because I cry too much. :D My least...hmmm...I think I'd go with Radjedef, of course, being the bad guy (and not a very good villain at that), I pretty much hated him. I also think that Kira's brother sucked and deserved to be punched in the head. Coming from a family of people who've walked the same path, maybe being punched in the head isn't a strong enough sentiment.
2. If you could change something about the book what would it be and why?
I keep thinking this particular one through and I think my answer would be to first change the ending. The book just suddenly ends. I wish there would have been more at the end with Mencheres and Kira instead of all of the sudden dropping off after that final scene. I think I also would have gone into more of why Mencheres and Kira have a thing for each other. It felt like their love just happened because the story said it did. Really, that doesn't bother me all that much, but Frost spent so long saying that it was so odd that I began to think so. Don't get me wrong though, I still fully enjoyed all of their scenes together! *wipes sweat from forehead*
I also would have added more of Vlad. I really do love that guy! Well, I love him in these books, the actual Vladamir Tepes was an evil beheading murder. But in these books, I'd like to think of him as a hunk of hotness, metaphorically and literally speaking! :D
3. Name a favorite thing overall about the book. Your least favorite?
Favorite thing overall...I really did have a love and affection for Kira. She was a strong female character who wasn't prone to crying and whining and I definitely appreciated that. My least favorite... I guess would be everyone assuming she was as bad as Patra. I don't usually think people born in this day and age are as bad as a 3,000 year old vampire, but that is just me.
4. A favorite quote?
(Kira)..."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 going to need a cold shower."
(Kira)"Don't worry. I think Mount Everest is gorgeous, too, but that doesn't mean I have any intention of trying to climb it."
5. Describe what you liked or disliked about the writers style.
I always have a love and affection for Frost's love scenes and the vampires' methods of seduction. I absolutely loved that Mencheres was naked most of the time, it cracked me up because it didn't bother him that much. Crafty vamp! (Although, it doesn't measure up to Spade's shower seduction scene in Last Drop of Crimson!!!)
Dislikes... sometimes I think Frost jumps into some things too quickly without enough development. BUT, I take it in stride because all I'm really expecting from these books is entertainment and steamy love. I always get just that so thank you Frost!!!