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Monday, January 23, 2012

Eversong by Eden Bradley

Eversong by Eden Bradley
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (86 pgs)
Other M/F/M, ménage, anal sex, M/F
Rating 4 stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

In a realm of dangerously delicious decadence, three lost souls dare to love…

Midnight Playground, Book 4

Ever, owner of London’s infamous Midnight Playground, fears the pain of his past and the weight of centuries are pushing him to the edge of insanity. Not even his favorite indulgences—sex, blood, companionship—hold his interest. And he wonders, what’s the point of immortality when life is unbearably empty?

Into the void stumbles trouble.

Kidnapped, Turned against her will then abandoned by a rogue vampire, Mercy Turned the handsome Deo in a fit of loneliness and despair. Now they stand, frightened and confused, before the Council to be punished for their unintentional crimes. Their fresh innocence, the intensity of their illegal bond, rekindles Ever’s sexual and emotional fire.

The trio forges a connection that’s more than simply a cure for Ever’s lassitude. Its brilliance drives the shadows from his soul…until Mercy is threatened, and he must draw on his darkness to fight for her life. And risk losing his happily forever after to madness.

Another vampire book you say? I’ve been reluctant to read another one but am very glad I chose Eversong because it’s part vampire/paranormal, part mystery/thriller. I haven’t read any of the other books in the Midnight Playground series, but this one has piqued my interest.

The opening plunges you right into the story. Mercy, who was changed against her will, sits on a beach in Spain and feels all alone but spots Deo. It’s set in the future which I felt gave it a different twist to the ones in an historical setting. All three characters are sexy. Deo and Mercy seem ideally matched when Ever enters into the picture and things really heat up.

The first part of the book is hot and steamy and there are plenty of sex scenes, but then the book takes on its thriller, mystery element. By then you’ve got a vested interest in these characters. Lives are in danger and the vampire responsible for turning Mercy comes on the scene and nothing is the same.

The pacing is snappy -- you’ll be able to read this in one sitting -- and the dialogue is natural sounding.

If you’ve been wondering if you should try yet another vampire tale, this might be the one you’ve been waiting for. Pick up a copy of Eversong for the heat and the excitement. I don’t think it will disappoint you.

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