by Jeaniene Frost
"An immortal way has been brewing in the darkness...and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.
Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept 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." (back cover comments)
(This is my first review, so be gentle, I'll get better) - Jennifer
I found Frost's Night Huntress series first while browsing for new books a while back. I was tempted by the red-head huntress on the cover. After reading the 4 in the series (book 5 due out soon) I was thrilled to see that she planned to do a spin-off series - Night Huntress World - and explore the other characters introduced in her Night Huntress series. First Drop of Crimson was the "first" book in the spin-off series, and for a quick review, I definitely enjoyed it, typical Frost, action, plot, fun and of course, sex. I love how Frost keeps the 2 lead characters (Cat and Bones) separate in the NH series and is continues to write their stories, while giving us the sub-stories of the remaining cast that we meet in the NHW series. Cat and Bones only make a brief appearance in the NHW books. Let's get to it shall we...
Eternal Kiss of Darkness dives into Mencheres, who we have been introduced to in several of the NH books. Mencheres is comtemplating "life" and thinks he has it figured out, when his plans are thrown off by Kira. As an extremely old Master vampire with a special gift, not much has thrown Mencheres for a loop, yet he had never met any one like Kira. Spending a week with someone can show you there true intentions and Kira is completely unexpected and amazingly unselfish.
Just when you think your story is played out, Frost switches up your plot and adds her twist to keep you intrigued. Caring for young vampires, proving your innocence and avoiding being captured is a tough job, but somehow, Frost gets that notorious 'wall climbing' S E X scene in just as needed.
EKD isn't just boy meets girl and falls in love, in order to open their hearts they have to overcome their pasts while keeping their future alive even if we are in the world of the undead. I genuinely enjoyed Eternal Kiss of Darkness. I do like Frost's writing style and feel like I'm in the middle of the book. Go out and grab the book - start with NH series and enjoy.
As for the cover, please don't get discouraged, the saying was always "don't judge a book by it's cover" and I have to say, for the NHW covers we could do much better...I'm not feeling the blood droplets that on the actual book look like they were done in paint; but the book inside, is a 4/5 for me!
Rated - 4