Teaser Tuesday: Lover Awakened

“The kid was there with a water bottle in his hand, and he came forward tentatively, his arm stretched way out in front of him, his head tilted away. Kind of like he was cozying up to a panther and hoped to leave the experience with his limbs still attached.” J.R. Ward, Lover Awakened (book 3 of The Black Dagger Brotherhood).

lover awakened

I found this meme through a blog that I read, and I recommend reading her wordpress blog. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of shouldbereading. Any one can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Review: Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World) by Jeaniene Frost

Adrianne Palicki as Kira

Adrianne Palicki as Kira

Chloe Grace Moretz as Veritas

Chloe Grace Moretz as Veritas

Ricardo Dal Moro as Mencheres

Ricardo Dal Moro as Mencheres

Taylor-Kitsch Vlad


Taylor Kitsch as Vlad…yes, I use TK sorta often

From Goodreads:

“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, 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.”

“First bubble baths. Now Disney parks. You’re shattering every creepy vampire myth I’ve ever heard.”

I loved reading this spin-off from the Night Huntress series. Before this, I did not have a strong feel for who Mencheres was. After reading this, though, I have a much greater sense of who he is and what drives him. He is a man that does everything he can to protect those he cares about, but believes he is not worthy of happiness because of the lengths he has had to go to providing protection. He has gone thousands of years without desiring someone to love, but that changes with Kira.

I REALLY like Kira. She is the perfect match for Mencheres, they are so similar. Both are self-sacrificing for those they love. She is such a strong and identifiable.

Vlad (Dracula, though he hates being called that). He is my favorite character in the whole series, and I’m so glad he was in this story. He is sexy, funny, and a bad-ass with fire-wielding abilities. Cannot wait to read his trilogy, but that is another blog.

I recommend reading this, especially if you’ve read the other books in the series. If you love action, supernatural, dream-worthy characters, and humor, this book is for you. It does have some parts to it which were sort of repetitive, like the internal struggle Mencheres deals with. But still, a very good read, giving an insight into a very mysterious vampire.

For a detailed reading order for the whole Night Huntress series, click here.

For those that have read it, what were your thoughts? Is Mencheres more likable now, than before?

Quote

“‘Hopefully it’s another step in convincing you we aren’t all bloodthirsty minions of hell.’ Sydney started to laugh again and then grew pensive. ‘Well, not all of you.'” p. 264 “The Fiery Heart” by Richelle Mead

I found this meme through a blog that I read, and I recommend reading her wordpress blog.Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of shouldbereading. Any one can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“‘Hopefully it’…