Thursday, January 19, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Eternal Captive

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 Captive, Mark of the Vampire Book #3
Author:  Laura Wright
Synopsis:  Since feeding her his blood, Lucian Roman has struggled with his obsession with Bronwyn Kettler-fighting an uncontrollable desire to kill her, if he has to, and the vampire she has sworn to wed. But when a dangerous enemy threatens Bronwyn, only Lucian can save her life. Even if it means sacrificing his own...
Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
From the moment I picked up Eternal Hunger, Mark of the Vampire became one of my favorite paranormal romance series.  Laura writes with such passion, such intensity, it’s hard not to be drawn in immediately. 
After reading Eternal Kiss I knew that this series was destined not only to be great, but really and truly special and I couldn’t wait for Eternal Blood and Eternal Captive.
After devouring Eternal Blood,  I was lucky enough to receive an Advance Reading Copy of Eternal Captive, book #3 of the series, from Laura and put aside all other reading to dig in...
In a word, Eternal Captive was incredible!  I’m not sure there are enough positive adjectives in the English language to describe everything this book has to offer, but let me try a few: 
  • It was completely riveting and captivating.  From the first page Laura hooks you as a reader, especially if you’ve invested in the 2 ½ installments prior to EC, and it doesn’t let go… ever, because after the last page, you STILL want more.
  • It was thoroughly sensual.  All Laura Wright fans know that Laura packs the heat, but this book was downright scorching.  Take Laura’s sexy, sultry narrative coupled with Luca’s smart-ass nature and you have one hell of a combo.
  • It was insanely action-packed and thrilling.  The series plotline of Mark of the Vampire has been exhilarating the entire way with the Romans fight against the Order, their internal struggles with themselves and within their small family, etc, but this installment was so intense I literally felt myself holding my breath at times.
  • It was all together intriguing and intense.  The twists and turns, the secrets revealed, the continual flow of story and evolution of character… all made for one heck of a ride.
This book gave so much to me as a reader it’s really hard to write a proper review for it because a) I feel like I’m not doing it justice, and b) I can’t tell you anything without spoiling it, so let me just say that this book was everything I wanted and more, and recommend it and its 2 ½ predecessors to EVERYONE..
LITERAL ADDICTION gives Eternal Captive 5 Skulls and suggests that everyone go and pick up this book the instant it is released!  If you haven’t already taken the time to read Eternal Hunger, Eternal Kiss, and Eternal Blood you have a little time before Eternal Captive hits your mailbox or eReader.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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