Monday, December 16, 2013

Review: Eternal Flame by Valerie Twombly

*Cover and Synopsis from Tour media kit
Book Info:
Title: Eternal Flame
Written By: Valerie Twombly
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-600735-700-1
Book Length: Full novel (84,000 words)
Publisher: Resplendence

A woman he cannot have, a man who is only a dream… 
When guardian Marcus Dagotto, discovers the Gods have gifted him with a mate, he is pissed. He has no room for love and even less for a human who has no idea he exists.
Cassandra Jensen, has a shattered heart and has given up on men. Only one man can set her body on fire, but he is a fantasy that haunts her sleep. 
Two worlds, one desire.
When the two collide, fate will rip them apart and test their resolve. Will darkness and evil prevail? Or, will love conquer all?

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My 4.5* Review:
Disclaimer: I received this book as part of the blog tour and in exchange for an honest review.

This is a story of romance, adventure, action, some heart ache and turmoil with a light dusting of steaminess; tasteful steaminess! 

Eternal Flame introduces us to so many awesome paranormal creatures. Like: Shifters, Demons, Dragons, Vampires, Gods and Guardians.

The God's rule over all others; there is one God who rules over the other God's too; his name is Zarek.
The Guardians are sworn to protect humans and to keep the peace between the other immortals. The Guardians have both light and dark within their souls. 

One of the Guardians we meet; Marcus Dagotto; is a vampire, warrior and healer. Marcus is also Aiden; the Guardian King's; 1st in command. Marcus and Aiden have both had a rough past in which they have been forced to kill members of their own family and Marcus even had to kill his own mate! 

Aiden, Marcus and the other Guardians are trying to find out what is happening to both human and demon females. It appears that a Dragon; Odeage; have been kidnapping them and selling them into slavery. 
Zarek decides partway through their investigation to bless Marcus with another mate; another chance at happiness. Marcus is not happy with his God's decision and Marcus is even less happy when he learns that his mate is human! Marcus is determined that he doesn't want or need another mate, especially not now. Could Marcus be wrong? 

Cassie is the human female that Zarek has chosen for Marcus. Cassie is a nurse, who after having her heart broken before had convinced herself that she doesn't deserve to be loved and doesn't want her heart broken again. But then the dreams begin (and oh what dreams they are)! Her dreams begin to make her wonder if she could ever have something like that or if it really exists. Especially once she meets the man of her dreams in the flesh!

I was so engrossed in this book that I couldn't put it down. I laughed, held my breath and even felt a little tearful at times. 

Valerie Twombly had a great writing style which makes it very easy to become completely immersed in the adventures had by the characters. The world created by Valerie Twombly's words had so many different and we'll crafted characters. 

I can't wait to see how things pan out for everyone in the next instalment. I have been left craving more; I can't wait for book 2 in the Guardian Series.

If you like paranormal romance then I think you should definitely add this to your TBR pile

About The Author:
As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find.

Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.

Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

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  1. Thanks for having me today and the wonderful review!

  2. Valerie, You're most welcome. I honestly can't wait for your next book! ;)