Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Eternal Sin

Eternal Sin (Mark of the Vampire - Book 6) by Laura Wright

Publication Date: 11/05/2013
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Signet Eclipse
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 336
ISBN-10: 0451240162
ISBN-13: 978-0451240163

(Received for an honest review from Signet Eclipse)

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Books in the series:

Eternal Hunger (2010), Eternal Kiss (2011), Eternal Captive (2012), Eternal Beast (2012), Eternal Demon (2013), Eternal Sin (2013)

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Excerpt from Eternal Sin, courtesy of Amazon's Look Inside feature.


Love and Vengeance...

The violent attack left Synjon destroyed and his lover dead—at the will of the evil vampire Cruen. Syn’s passionate savior was Petra. When she became pregnant with his child, it should have been a blessing—until Syn vanished after discovering the truth: Petra was the daughter of the man he despised above all others. The daughter of Cruen.

When Petra’s health begins to decline, she contacts Syn to help save their baby. Though reluctant to see Petra, he cannot turn his back on his own innocent child. But night after night, as his feelings for Petra are rekindled, Syn becomes increasingly torn.

Although everyone assumes that Cruen is dead, Syn is not convinced—and is still hell-bent on finding and destroying him once and for all. But will his thirst for vengeance keep him from seeing what is really worth living for before it is too late?


Laura Wright brings readers the sixth book in her Mark of the Vampire series, Eternal Sin. Petra and Synjon finally get their story, which begins in the novella, Eternal Beauty. Wright gives readers a tortured hero in every sense of the word, with Synjon Wise, who lost his mate, tried to take his own life, and now has had his emotions drained from him. Wright's patented sexy writing style is evident on every page, with tension both sexual and emotional between the two main characters. Fans of the series will see the beginnings of a new story arc and the return of many previous characters from the series. It's a story you won't want to miss!

The Mark of the Vampire series has long been a favorite of mine. Readers first met Synjon in Eternal Captive, the third installment in the series, and that sexy British accent has had them reeling ever since. Syn is a changed man in this novel though. In Eternal Sin readers meet him after he has lost his one true love, Juliet to the hands of the Cruen the vampire and mad scientist who is experimenting in some pretty nasty stuff. Cruen has not only killed Juliet but drained Syn of his emotions. Syn has become a first class jerk. He doesn't care about anyone lest ways Cruen's daughter, Petra who saved his life. They spent one romantic night together resulting in a child. Now seven months pregnant, Petra needs him to survive, but frankly he doesn't give a darn. 

Though Syn starts out with no emotions, there is a ton of emotional tension in this novel. Will he get his emotions back? Can he love the daughter of the man who killed his mate? Will he take revenge on the father of the woman carrying his child? It's a mess and Syn is right there in the middle of it. I loved the way Wright is able to show him as a real tough customer here. He has always been bold and rugged but he is totally ruthless in some aspects in this book. I loved the total shift in character and how he slowly but surely gets back to his old self. It's almost a kick on the theme that you can't hide your true self no matter what happens to you. A great plot line!

Petra's adopted family of shape shifters play a pivotal role in Eternal Sin which will lead readers to see that Wright is changing things up for coming books. By adding in the shifters the story is taking a different turn which could provide a lot of variety and interesting story lines. The animal shifters are interesting and I think readers will really take to them. Though the vampires have always been the focus of the series and I think they still will be, there is more going on here, which I think is a great direction for the series to go. 

Syn eventually gets himself together and realizes he is growing a whole new set of emotions regarding Petra and his unborn child. Though he needed a little help to get him going, he finally turns back into the man readers have loved from the start. It was a very hard road for these two, but when the passion ignites, it's gets very hot, very quickly. Wright knows how to write a good love scene, with just enough to whet the readers appetite and letting them let their imaginations fill in the rest.

This was a great addition to this series and I think is proves that there are still a lot of stories to be written in this world. Wright sets up a new arc and keeps readers wanting more!

Eternal Sin is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

About the Author:

Laura Wright is passionate about romantic fiction. She is the author of the Mark of the Vampire novels including, Eternal Beast, Eternal Captive, Eternal Kiss, and Eternal Hunger. Though she has spent most of her life immersed in acting, singing, and competitive ballroom dancing, when she found the world of writing and books and endless cups of coffee, she knew she was home. Laura lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young children, and three lovable dogs.

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CrystalGB said...

I love JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

jmcgaugh said...

There are so many vampire series that I really love. One I've been enjoying lately is Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series.

Steph F. said...

Their are so many great vampire series out now. I love The Nighthuntress series, BDB, IAD and the Immortal Guardians plus so many more. Vampires just have a dangerous sexy appeal that correlates so well with books.

Michelle Willms said...

I like several vampire series. Angela McCallister has a new series that I really like, I like JR Ward's series, and several others.

bn100 said...

BDB series

Natasha said...

I love The Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole.
Thanks for the chance to win!