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Eternal Beast: Mark of the Vampire Mass Market Paperback – August 7, 2012
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--New York Times Bestselling Author, Lara Adrian
Complexity of emotion is what makes Laura Wright's books so engrossing. If you haven't read the Mark of the Vampire series, what are you waiting for? One of the best new series and authors around, I highly recommend Eternal Beast to all lovers of paranormal romance.- Sizzling Hot Book Reviews
“Absorbing and edgy, darkly seductive--everything vampire romance should be! ETERNAL BEAST is an enthralling read, set in a rich world of blood wars and intrigue, complex characters and scorching sensuality. Laura Wright turns up the heat and takes you on a wild ride. I can’t wait to see what’s next!" — Lara Adrian, NYT bestselling author, on ETERNAL BEAST
From the Author
You know who I am. The veana who refuses to be contained, refuses to be ruled, refuses to be loved. The veana who has from an early age been different from her kind, a cast off -- and perhaps reveled in it a little too much. I was taken in, true. It was a better fate than most of my mutore brethren received. Most were thrown out like trash or killed before they could take another breath. But in that saving grace that was my adoption, I grew to see the ugly truth in others.
It is a question I ask myself often: Would it have been better to go the way of my mutore brothers and sisters? A quick and shallow grave... Or was I saved for some reason? For some one?
He comes to mind, has since the day we met at the Romans', far too often and intensely. It is as though my body, my...beast, recognizes him. I have never been able to deny my beast when it scratches its desire on my unbeating heart.
But will he accept me when he knows the truth of who and what I am?
Will he help me, as only he can?
You're thinking I don't deserve someone like him after how I've behaved, aren't you? But understand this, I don't set out to hurt him. It's just with Gray...with whatever it is between us --fireworks, dynamite, admiration...I can't seem to let him walk out of my life.
Your selfish and Eternal Beast,
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And what a story it was. Full of so much action, drama, humor and very romantic sizzling scenes. I have to say it was one of my favorites so far.
Reading about Dillon's past helped me understand why she's so closed off and untrusting of everyone. I can totally sympathize with her. What a horrible past. It's amazing she's been able to survive this long. It's no wonder that she's closed herself off to all emotions.
Gray is strong willed, fierce and fights for his beliefs and for those who cannot. Dillon has trouble understanding this first because no one has fought for her, she's had to protect herself. So why bother. But as she gets closer and closer to Gray, she learns that by helping others, she's also helping herself.
The one thing I really loved was that no matter what or how Dillon pushed Gray away, he kept coming back and pushing through her walls. Breaking stone by stone until he was able to show her that she could not only trust him but actually love him.
The whole background about the mutore, how they are different from Impures and Purebloods, and how they came about, and understanding how the Purebloods, Impures and mutores are somehow related was very well written and explained.
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the past characters, the Romans and their mates, and now the mutores bonding and working together for a common goal.
Amazingly written. I was riveted throughout the whole book. Hard to put down.
And what an amazing ending. Definitely makes you wish you had the next one already. I will definitely be anxiously counting the months.
One last note: Although you could probably read this as a stand alone, I suggest reading from the beginning. It will give you more insight and history involved in the Romans, Purebloods, Impures, mutores and the Order.
Dillon and Gray have been the couple I have been waiting for. I was not sure it was ever going to happen though because Dillon is so stubborn! She has had a very difficult past though, and has been burned so many times that she has spent her life shutting down her emotions. She does not want to feel anything because if she doesn't then no one can hurt her. She also has the Order searching for her because of her status as a mutore, which is a pureblood vampire shape-shifter. They are considered the lowest form of life and are often killed after birth. Not exactly something that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside if you happen to be one.
Gray on the other hand does not want to tame his feelings. He is loyal, passionate and fights for what he believes in. He knows he can help Dillon deal with what she is going through, but she never lets him get close enough to try. He wants to help her so badly, but her constant rejection is turning him cold and he is not sure how much longer he can wait for her to trust him.
Watching these two struggle with trying to be strong on their own but be together was tough. They did not have many obstacles in their way except internal ones. Both of them did not know if they could truly trust the other and it was hard for them to work through that barrier. It took time, but they slowly started opening up to one another and towards the end they experienced some truly heart wrenching moments together. They also shared quite a few explosive scenes together. One in particular took place in a cave. ;) That Gray was one dirty talker and I am not sure why it surprised me, but it was definitely a good surprise.
The action, as it always is in Laura's books, was constant and very intense. I cannot say too much without spoilers, but I will say that someone is pregnant, someone's mom comes to visit, we get to see a lot of rescues from the Paleo and the Order is reaping all sorts of havoc on the vampire community. All of these things and more come together to make one astonishing story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
I loved getting to know all of Dillon's brothers in this book as well. They are mutore too and could shift into some pretty cool things. Laura has always been good at giving each character a distinct and unique voice when it comes to the Roman brothers and that carries over into Dillon's brothers as well. There were points when they were talking at the same time, but I could still pick out which brother it was speaking.
Holy cow the ending of this book was awesome! Actually it was the epilogue that really got me excited. It is not a cliffhanger, but it sets up the next book perfectly. I am not going to say who it is about and ruin the fun for you, but I cannot believe I have to wait until next May to find out what is going to happen next!
Overall, Eternal Beast was just flat out amazing! I have a couple authors in the paranormal romance genre that I go to when I want a book that is going to exceed all my expectations and Laura Wright is one of them. Her books have everything, amazing characters, a well-developed story that continues from book to book, scorching hot romance, fantastic action and the aspect that always gets me the most is the genuine emotion you feel when reading about the lives of these characters. I don't know how to encourage you enough to go check out these books without going into total fan girl mode. They are just that good. So do yourself a favor and read these books. I promise you it will be worth it!
Luca and Phane! Oh man it seems Luca found the ideal peeps to sharpen his verbal taunts on! And the mutore takes them with ease.
And it's grate to see Nicholas with Kate, Alexander with Sara, and Lucian with Bronwyn - along with their little baby girl! And the way Lucian took to fatherhood. Awww moment!!
On page 152 - Dillion is such a ball-buster! So awesome to see her go toe-to-toe with a male. All the while Gray is enjoying the show! Dillion's character is one I can totally get into. Watching her put a male in his place I got savage pleasure out of reading that part.
The pages started to blur in my haste to read more, to see what happens next. Seems we had a different baddie, one we really did not meet in the previous. Many changes, better changes. Pasts learned. Questions answered but more answers posed.
So happy to finally see Dillion and Gray settled. We seen their sparks, their tensions in the previous books. So we really did not need so much follow up on the two characters. The chemistry and sex between the two were like dynamite!
There still that one deal with Gray and Sarah's mom. Her part with Cuen.. AND DAMN did Laura really have to end the book that way? Grrr! This author knows the best way to sink her hook into her readers to chomp and anticipate the next one.
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