Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Undying Desire by Jessica Lee (4 stars)

About Undying Desire

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Jessica Lee
Publisher: Entangled Edge
Language: English
Pages: 233

Guerino Lombardi’s world just went to shit. Vampire and second in command of the Warriors of the Enclave, he’s put everything on the line to save his best friend from what has to be the worst blow a man can take. Kenric, his friend and master of the Enclave, has a daughter, something believed impossible in the vampire world, and word has it she wants her father and his Enclave dead. Guerin is determined to protect Kenric, keeping the secret from him until he knows for sure if this daughter really exists and if she wants revenge.

Eve Devonshire is a woman hiding in plain sight. Not completely human, but not quite a vampire, she’s accepted by neither race but is more powerful than either one. Her life has consisted of half-truths and disguises, never belonging or living in one place for any length of time. But now some have heard rumors of her existence and want nothing more than to trap her and dissect her like a lab rat.

To stay alive, Eve can’t trust anyone, including the alpha vampire with midnight eyes and a thirst for pain and submission. With her enemies nipping at her heels, Eve has Guerin cornered, and both are determined to get the answers they’re looking for or die trying…if they can fight their desires long enough.

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Even among the most powerful, there is a struggle to survive. Thus is the case for the Enclave, because there are enemies lurking. When Guerin learns that a new threat, one thought impossible, has emerged, he seeks it out on his own. 

Eve has always known danger and assumes the man asking about her is no friend, but she and Guerin share an immediate connection. Can she trust him? Soon, they are being tracked and both most face their pasts. As the danger intensifies, so do their feelings. 

To start, this book is steamy; it's an adult book, bordering on erotica (if not crossing over). There's no denying the connection between Eve and Guerin since the pages sizzle every time they are together. Plus, the fast-paced plot will leave you just as breathless. 

As it turns out, it was a bit too fast for me; I wanted more background on the Enclave and more insight into some of the characters. I kept getting the nagging suspicion I was missing something. Then, I discovered there are other books in the series. If I had understood better what everyone was fighting for, I would have been even more captivated than I was. 

In addition to interesting characters and strong connections between them, I found the weakness of these vampires--particularly from their own desires--fascinating. Not only did they face the dangers of those more powerful or feel beholden to their need to feed, their connection to their mates (or potential ones) was paramount to their existence.

For those who enjoy some heat along with a mesmerizing story, pick up a copy of Undying Desire today.

Rating: 4 stars

About the Author

Almost every author’s bio states they’ve been writing since they learned how to read. It’s what they’ve always wanted to do. Well, my journey wasn’t so straight and narrow. I was a nurse for over twenty years and hold a bachelor’s degree in science with a major in biology. So as you can see, my career path had originally gone in the opposite direction. I didn’t discover my passion for the craft until after I’d had my son and decided to work part-time.

I’ve always loved to read but had never read a paranormal romance. Then one night at work on break, I began reading Karen Marie Moning’s Spell of the Highlander. I couldn’t believe what I’d been missing, and I immediately fell in love with the genre.

I wanted to write like that. I wanted to create worlds where others could find the same escape and fascination I did when I read my first sensual paranormal romance.

And I hope that’s what I’ve accomplished in my work. Please dive in, hold on tight, and enjoy the adventure. Just be careful in the dark—you might find more than you expected waiting for you there.
Jessica Lee lives in the southeastern United States with her husband and son. She loves writing and can’t wait for that quiet time each day when her son is in school, and she can get lost in another place and world with the fantastical, sexy creatures in her head.

She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, FF&P, and Carolina Romance Writers.

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