Monday, March 22, 2010

Paranormal Book Review: Jennifer Turner’s Eternal Seduction

I stumbled upon Jennifer Turner’s Eternal Seductionwhile searching the net one day last year. I was researching literary agents, looking for ones that would be a good fit for me and my book and then I caught an online discussion from one agent about Jennifer's book, Eternal Seduction. I was intrigued to learn that her main character, Logan Ellis, was a thief, a drug addict, and a homeless female living on the streets of New York.  
I ordered the sample, via my iPod/Kindle application. After reading the sample, I then bought the ebook and I believe I finished it within a day or so. Yeah, that usually means I enjoyed the book.

Logan Ellis is a homeless thief and addict, who lived on the streets for years. After witnessing, time after time, vampire feedings and inner demon scuffles, she's unaffected by the evil insanity.  Instead of freaking out, she dismissed the sadistic sightings and focuses on her own survival, with an ultimate goal of feeding her addiction. She’s quite a character; this ballsy, know-it-all, jaded young woman.  In the beginning, after seeing far too much for human eyes, she’s apprehended by a vampire named, Kerestyan, the Lord of New York.

As Lord, its Kerestyan job to rule over the vampires and other darklings in this metropolis. And under his rule, there are laws that every vampire must abide by. The most crucial law is protecting the Veil which hides the immortals and their way of life from the humans.

After Kerestyan’s apprehends Logan, there is clever tit for tat dialogue between the pair, underlying a hint of attraction. Entering into Kerestyan’s vampire world, Turner skillfully introduces more characters such as Kerestyan’s brother, Odin, and his sister, Trinity. Delving deeper into diabolical world is the Father of the three sired siblings. As master of the underworld, Father summons Kerestyan to bring Logan for evaluation. He’ll make the decision whether Logan lives or dies. But before Logan appears before her judge, she has to get clean. Going through that cleansing journey was remarkable and unique, especially when it comes to paranormal romance. Logan's life before her addiction broke her spirit and she didn’t seem to have a care in the world. That is until she met, Kerestyan. Trust was a big issue between the two of them. And through Logan getting clean, they had their moment of clarity and bonded.

Turner takes you as a reader through this addict’s journey and then spins you into this dark world of Vampires, Servios and other creepy creatures. While reading the story, the plot thickens when Logan is inducted into the vampire’s realm but assigned as a human servant/Servio to Trinity, not Kerestyan. This bothered me substantially at first. But then Turner shook up the plot and revealed Trinity’s ulterior motives, and then everything made sense. Despite the twist, I was still happy with the outcome. I won’t tell you because that would be cruel. Go get the book. You won’t be disappointed.

On the Mina Burrows KilloMeter, I give this book a 4. Jennifer Turner killed it with Eternal Seduction. If you haven’t read it, do so now. This author’s hot and sometime in the 2010 year she’ll be releasing a sequel called, Eternal Hearts.

Until next time….read on….

Mina B.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

Sound cool.
Always looking for a good vampire book.