Thursday, August 12, 2010

Review: Eternity and a Day by Aline Hunter

Eternity and a Day by Aline Hunter

Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 3



Dreading the one night per tide he’s forced to travel between the realms, Draigen Eric Locke has one desire on Samhain – to retrieve the fae transporting daemon relics through the realms and escort her to the Dark Court to face the sidhe king. When he mistakenly recovers the wrong fae, the dragon under his skin responds in a way he never could have predicted, and he discovers he’s found the woman destined to him by the Fates – his Chosen.

Runa Charon is an anomaly among her kind, the mortal offspring of a human and a fae. Unlike other sidhe, she longs to experience pleasure instead of pain, love instead of lust. Immortally strong but mortally fragile, she’s been sheltered all of her life. When the opportunity to meet a Draigen from the Otherworld arises, she can’t resist the temptation and travels to meet the man who will change her destiny.

Unlike other netherworld creatures, Draigen mate for life, choosing to follow the path of their beloved mate in this reality or the next. Knowing a future can only span one lifetime, will they settle for less than an eternity? Or will they be grateful for the gift of each day?

Denise’s Review

Samhain. Warring races. Mistaken identity. Fated lifemates. What could possibly go wrong?

I have been a fan of Aline Hunter, also known as J.A. Saare, since reading her stellar urban fantasy Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between. Naturally, upon learning she had penned a new erotic paranormal, I was first in line to gobble it up.

I also must confess that once I have read something stellar from an author, I have slightly higher expectations upon reading their other books. I already knew what this author was capable of doing with words, plot, and characterization; therefore I feared judging her newest book harshly if it fell short of my grading curve.

Friends, Eternity and a Day didn’t just meet my expectations; it blew them out of the water. I wasn’t prepared for the complexity, the numerous interesting characters, the fantastic dynamic between feisty Runa Charon and fierce, alpha Eric Locke. Nor was I prepared for the intense world-building or the imaginative mythology. The writing is sharp and witty, the characters so vibrant they practically popped off the page. This has the making for a very good series, and I do hope she continues. There were too many supporting characters in this book demanding their story be told to leave it where it is.

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, involved story with fascinating characters—not to mention sex scenes so hot you might want to read them in the cold shower—do yourself a favor and read Eternity and a Day. You won’t regret it.

5 Tea Cups!

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