Tuesday, January 10, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Eternal Blood

Laura Wright Born and raised in Minnesota, Laura didn’t start out as a reader or a writer until after high school.  She was heavily into theater, song, dance, commercials, and… boys.  She was smitten by romance, but had never read a romance novel until her late teens.  She can still remember the day she read her first Jude Deveraux novel.  She couldn’t put it down, and afterwards, went straight to the library to get another, and another, until she’d consumed everything that Jude had written.  After Deveraux it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire.  She instantly loved the emotional, sexy reads - so much so that she began to carve out ideas for her own stories – themes that were unique to her and that moved her personally. 

In 1997 she enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met her mentor and critique partners, and has never stopped writing since.  She was committed then, and still is; the need to tell her own romantic tales a full on obsession.  Her first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well, the editor who rejected it wanted to see more.  She had more and sent them in right away.  The day she got the call telling her that Desire wanted to buy “Cinderella and the Playboy” was the best day of her life – UNTIL she married her husband and had her beautiful children. 
Eternal Blood, Book #2.5 of the Mark of the Vampire series
Author:  Laura Wright
Synopsis:  An Original Mark of the Vampire Novella

Gray Donahue is crippled by the guilt he feels for his father’s death. An Impure vampire cursed with the ability to hear the thoughts of others, he indulges in blood and sex to stave off the pain of his existence. He is then abducted by the Eternal Order of Vampires, who subject him to a nightmarish ritual. But when he is rescued by the icy pureblood vampire Dillon, he finds something that is worth living for, dying for, killing for….

Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
I adore Mark of the Vampire.  It’s no secret.  Having this eSpecial was just what I needed to tide me over until the release of Lucian’s book, Eternal Captive, in February.  What I didn’t expect was for this novella to be so explosive.
Eternal Blood throws the reader into the mind and life of Gray just as he’s starting his work with the Impures for the cause.  After an unusual twist of Events that literally had me gasping, Dillon comes to the rescue and we’re treated to the sarcastic banter that we’ve come to love from these 2 characters, only more intense because there is loads of sexual chemistry. 
Laura definitely knows her stuff!  It was hot, action packed, and dramatic and left you wanting so much more; in short, an amazing teaser and nibble to hold us over until Eternal Captive in February.
LITERAL ADDICTION gives Eternal Blood 5 skulls and recommends it for all Mark of the Vampire fans!  If you haven’t picked up Laura’s Mark of the Vampire series yet we highly suggest that you shuffle it to the top of your TBR list ASAP and get reading, because there is a doozy of a book coming next month!    

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