19 August 2012

Eternal Hunger by Laura Wright

{YES, I've listened to this book on audio and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.}

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Eternal Hunger (Mark of the Vampire #1)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·   rating details  ·  1,411 ratings  ·  223 reviews
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A dark and sexy debut paranormal romance

In the dark, fear and desire are one... 

Alexander Roman wants nothing to do with those of his vampire breed. Fate places him at the door of Dr. Sara Donohue, who is dedicated to removing patients' traumatic memories. But as their world's collide, Sara and Alexander are bound by something even stronger as one becomes hunter and the other, prey. And Sara's only chance of survival is to surrender to the final-and most unimaginable-desire of her life.

Hello again! Back so soon, you ask? Well, today I finished on audio, the first book in the Mark of The Vampire series- Eternal Hunger by Laura Wright... oddly enough, it's read by the lovely Tavia Gilbert, who read the last series I just finished as well! Co-ink-ee-dink??? IDK! I am not purposely seeking out books read by her, even though her voice has been a constant for a couple months now- in the back of my mind! LOL! Either way... I'm here to review this interesting first book in a series that falls into that similar category that I was just whining I haven't gotten enough of in the Night Huntress books- that one true mate, that love of their life, the whole "I was born/made for just one person" etc etc. You know the books... just the the others in this similar genre- Midnight Breed by Adrian, Black Dagger Brotherhood by Ward... etc etc! I know the last time I mentioned that a series was "along the same vein/genre" as those mentioned directly above, I got a little scolding from an actual author (*meeeeep*) and I had to take a moment to kind of re-think my words and try and think about what I was really trying to convey... and I think I conveyed it alright... I wasn't mentioning that either book or series was better than the other, or whichever series or books came first were BETTER... just that there are certain genre's out there that are more similarly put onto paper (or directly into my ear, as I listen to audiobooks lol!)... I'm not sure if the author who started explaining that her books came out first, so she was more original understood that I didn't mean anything negative by saying that so and so book was along the same vein as so and so book... it's just that they are all kind of similar. When you take a subject like "one true mate" and express it in plot, with other characters and whatnot, well... the main topic is pretty obvious and 'in your face'. So, when I say "along the same vein" or "in the same genre" as so and so book, please don't think that I'm being negative- quite the opposite actually! I'm giving extreme kudos to anyone who can write a book that is in the same genre but still hold it's own as some of my favorite authors (Ward, Hamilton, Adrian etc)... so with that being said, this was ONE OF THOSE BOOKS! LOL! And that is completely okay. It was what I needed after the grueling Night Huntress series with very little errrrr... yanno, S. E. X in it. It's funny because I'm a part of an amazing group of ladies on Facebook, a book group, and everyone laughs because apparently I'm the resident sex freak and I need all of my books to have sex scene after sex scene for me to be interested in it! Don't get me wrong, I do need a little MEAT on the BONES of my books, but, there can be a perfectly good PLOT w/o the abundance of sexual relations, LOL! I just like paranormal ROMANCE. I guess. Paranormal PORN? Is there such a thing? Well this book kind of had it. Oh, yeah... I'm reviewing a book! Sorry, two glasses of wine this evening... got side tracked! This was a good START of a series. Unfortunately, or fortunately (???), it really left me wanting MORE. More everything. More action, more of their 'battle' scenes, more details, more sex (but less of that freaking "C" word... oh my, someone hand Ms. Wright a thesaurus and give her other words for our glorious honey pot please... cunt just does not flow well from the lips of any reader! Over and over, and over again! Gah!), more details on the characters! So like I said, this was a fantastic START of a series that I really hope we get more into. I'm going to be starting the second book in the series (thought I'm kind of sad that I read it's about the second oldest brother- Nicholas, rather than Lucian... I can't wait to read Luca's book, meow!) right after I'm finished with this extremely long winded, slightly inebriated review and I'm actually really looking forward to it! Even though I picked up the Night Huntress World books today (I'm DYING to listen to Vlad's book, omg!) I am going to put them on the back burner until I get through the other 3 books in this series, I really have hope and faith that this series is going to turn into something really great. It seems like she is going to go deeper into their "lore" and their "world" and I can't wait to go on that journey, to be honest. It's kinda got a little grip on me, and I'm hoping that I don't have too high of expectations for this series! It sort of feels similar to when I first started the Lords of the Underworld series by Showalter... after that first book I was like Mehhhhh, IDK! But then I gave the second and third etc books a try and that is seriously one of my all time favorite series EVA. LOL! So... here I go! Learning more and more about this interesting world that Wright is unfolding and setting up for her readers/listeners! Hope it turns out to be decent! I noticed that the other books in the series star ratings on Good Reads get higher than this first book!

I gave this first book in the series:  ★★★★ = Liked it!

See you all soon for the review of the second book in this series. Probably won't be too far off as these books appear to be rather short! :X

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