Eternal Kiss of Darkness

Mass Market Paperback | July 27, 2010

byJeaniene Frost

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Jeaniene Frost gives us a breathtaking Eternal Kiss of Darkness—a sexy spinoff from her New York Times bestselling Night Huntress series. Urban fantasy and vampire fans, as well as devoted readers of paranormal superstars Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, and Christine Feehan, will devour this spellbinding tale—as the closest confidants of Frost’s popular series characters Cat and Bones must contend with love, lust, and heart-stopping danger of their own.<_o3a_p>

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“Put Jeaniene Frost on your must-read list!”  —New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian Jeaniene Frost gives us a breathtaking Eternal Kiss of Darkness—a sexy spinoff from her New York Times bestselling Night Huntress series. Urban fantasy and vampire fans, as well as devoted readers of paranormal superstars Kim Harrison, Lynsay S...

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An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness . . . And now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she...

Jeaniene Frost is theNew York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to nineteen different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks a...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.96 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Mencheres! Mencheres has been alive for a very, VERY long time. After thousands of battles, the death of his wife and his visions of the future drying up, Mencheres doesn't feel like there is anything to live for. His people will be safe with the co-ruler of his line and now all he has to figure out is how to off himself. Mencheres stumbles upon a small group of ghouls just before sunrise. In guise of looking for a lost vampire, Mencheres allows himself to be captured and ultimately, killed. Kira is walking home and as she's passing a row of vacant warehouses, she hears someone being attacked in one of the buildings and called the police. Just as the group begins their torture, Kira enters with her gun trained on the attackers. She thinks she's saving someone but when this gravely wounded "man” breaks free of his restraints and destroys his attackers, Kira can't believe what she's seeing! Not the best way to meet someone but little does Mencheres know that his and Kira's destinies are entwined. This is a wonderful book and we finally have the opportunity to get a peek inside the stoic vampire.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not her best Of all the vamps she's written about, Mencheres comes off as the most flat and brooding. I kept wondering what Kira sees in him, and hoped he'd stop moping long enough to show me. Oh well, at least Tepesh was in this.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eternal Kiss of Darkness Haven't read a series as good as these in such a long time!!
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eternal kiss Story of menchares was very hard for me to put down, loved it even more then dare I say it bones story
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eternal kiss of darkness Good Book
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eternal Kiss of Darkness Can't wait to start the next installment.
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ms. Love this book. very good.
Date published: 2013-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I really enjoyed this book :-)
Date published: 2013-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eternal kiss of darkness A must read
Date published: 2013-05-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad... (In the event the Chapters/Indigo website elects to delete my rating, I mention here that I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars/leaves.) All in all I enjoyed this one, though it did have some problems. Good points: This is my second novel in this universe (I recently read 'Once Burned') and I did enjoy it. I did like the two main characters and the world they inhabited as well: the world building in this and other novels in this universe is quite well done. For instance, I enjoyed the take on the world of vampires: while several aspects have been done before, (i) it was consistent and made sense (i.e. when the rules of the universe change from one moment to the next in a book this can be a major annoyance); (ii) it was faithful to the idea of the world of vampires being a secret, hidden, and more primal one than the one we live in; (iii)the hierarchy among vampires and their parallel system of laws was interesting; (iv) the legacy of power which Mencheres had inherited was also interesting and well done. I enjoyed Mencheres' backstory (i.e. main male character). Not so good points/constructive criticism: (i) There were, as in all too many novels nowadays, certain grammatical issues throughout the book. I personally find this rather annoying but apparently the annoyance felt by people like me does NOT sway publishers (i.e. the people I blame for this) to FIX this problem by ensuring proper EDITING of books. (ii) There were one or two elements within the plot which didn't entirely work, IMHO. For instance, one chapter ends with Kira (i.e. the main female character) telling Mencheres and another character that she knows of a way to defeat the main 'bad guy' in this novel. I have no problem with using chapter endings in this way to enhance drama in a novel, but it is annoying to find out afterwards that the character's wonderful idea can essentially be summed up by, 'I will let myself be captured and hope that he (i.e. Mencheres) can save me'. I don't know, but to me this doesn't seem like much of a plan. Just saying. Spoiler space... * * * * Another somewhat jarring element was in reference to Kira's transformation into a vampire (Mencheres was forced to do this because of vampire law): she passes out and the narration is taking place from her point of view, so that the reader is not shown the events in between her 'death' and waking up as a vampire. However the events that take place in between those two points do come up again, as a result of a video recording from a camera which was active during the events which led to her becoming a vampire. The tape shows Mencheres kiling her and making her drink his blood -this tape is used by enemy to make it look as though he disregards vampire law, by leaving evidence of their existence where humans (i.e. the police, called to the scene since the place burned down afterwards) can find it. However, since we are never shown anything past Kira fainting, it is a little bit jarring and somewhat difficult for the reader to UNDERSTAND how Mencheres could have MISSED an active camera. (He states that he always is careful to destroy any such evidence... But he must have missed something if a recording was left for the police to find, only it is not clear HOW this happened.) This is a tiny bit of nitpicking on my part, perhaps, but I do feel it was also a part of the story where a bit more should have been SHOWN, rather than TOLD. All in all though, I did enjoy this novel. I do recommend Jeaniene Frost to anyone who likes urban fantasy. Other books I recommend: -Once Burned, by Jeaniene Frost -The Demon In Me, by Michelle Rowen -Dead Girls are Easy, by Terri Garey -Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between, by JA Saare
Date published: 2012-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it was ok!! This book didnt have the same affect on me as first drop of crimson(the first book in the night huntress world)or the night huntress series!!! I did like it but to me it was just another book!!! Mencheres is a sizzling vampire but he has nothing on Bones or Spade!!!!
Date published: 2011-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Apparently 'Old As Dirt' Isn't Too Old to Find Love The second book in the Night Huntress World Series tells us the story of Mencheres, Bones’ Grandsire. After giving up on life and ready to succumb to eternal darkness Mencheres runs into Kira, a human private investigator who can’t stop herself from saving him despite him not really needing her help. Mencheres is taken by her selfless actions and her strong will. After Kira goes looking for Mencheres she runs into more than she can handle and Mencheres is forced to change her in order to save her life. If Mencheres is going to fight the darkness and stay with Kira he will have to face his oldest and biggest enemy. It’s nice to see this side of Mencheres and see what’s been happening inside his head. If you haven’t read the Night Huntress Series I would suggest you read them before reading this. It will give more of a build up of Mencheres character that makes this instalment better. We do get an appearance from Cat and Bones although it’s short and Cat doesn’t seem quite the same as in here own series, maybe because we don’t hear her thought process and without it her sarcasm just seems a bit rude. Overall this was a really good read.
Date published: 2011-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Passion & Drama An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness. Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have kept on walking. But her sense of duty wouldn't let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside of a warehouse on her way home from an all night stakeout. She finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares. In the center of this nightmarish world is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master Vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears. This fearless, beautiful…human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life, but sending her away is unthinkable. With danger closing in, Mencheres must make a choice between the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.
Date published: 2010-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dissapointing yet satisfying For those who follow Jeanine Frost's line, you will be well acquainted with the Ancient Egyptian vampire Mencheres. This is his story. An aside that has nothing to do with the main Cat and Bones plot line, here we are given a glimpse into the life of a vampire who was once a pharaoh of the Third Dynasty. Here Menchers finds a woman who is able to warm the heart that has lain cold and dormant within his chest for centuries. Unfortunately to save her he has to turn her and risk the entire vampire world becoming known the the human race. Things get sorted out of course, and Cat and Bones make a guest appearance in this book, but I was quite disappointed in them. I did not like Cat in this one. She came off as a real you-know-what for the short time she was there. I hope this isn't a permanent change to her character, and I wonder what prompted such a drastic change. Aside from the hormonal mood swings from Cat, I quite enjoyed this book. I had actually missed Cat and Bones and the rest. Looking forward to the next book, and while another stand alone would be appreciated, here's hoping to the next in the Cat and Bones line.
Date published: 2010-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Eternal Kiss of Darkness is the 2nd book in the Night Huntress World books. Which are spin-offs of Night Huntress books (Cat and Bones). This book follows Mecheres, a master vampire, and co-ruler with Bones. His evil wife is dead by his hands and his visions of the future are gone. He has accepted his fate and is allowing Ghouls to take his life. While waiting to die, a human woman named Kira attempts to save his life, not knowing what she is walking into to. Unable to let her die, when she risks her life to save his, he saves her. After saving Kira, Mecheres just needs to heal her and scrub her mind clean and he can resume his self destructive end. Problem is, he can’t scrub her mind but she has seen to much. He decides to hold her captive until he can which he believes will be a few days. To make matters worse in Mecheres life, his old nemesis wants revenge. Mecheres finding himself caring for Kira, and trying to keep her safe make him actually want to fight his nemesis instead of just letting him win. This book was fantastic. I really do love Jeanine Frost’s books. I especially love her side chacters especially Vlad. Where we get to see a different side to him, the one we get glimpses of when he’s alone with Cat, a friend. I love that we get to see a little of Cat and Bones. I wasn’t all that interested in reading about Mecheres, because of the way he is portrayed in the other books as a scary master vampire. But I’m glad I read it and can’t wait for the next Frost book. I think the only real thing I dislike about the Frost books, are the cheesy covers.
Date published: 2010-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Maybe Tomorrow (http://www.maybe-tomorrow.net) Eternal Kiss of Darkness is the second in the successful Jeannie Frost ‘Night Huntress World’ series. This time we get to peek into the world of Mencheres. An older than dirt vampire, who sees nothing more than his departure from this world in a void of darkness, and no he’s not being melodramatic. He’s gifted with the power to see visions of the future and lately his powers have been on the fritz. He can’t see through the darkness that engulfs his visions. Leaving him to interpret them as a sign that his time is coming to an end. In his attempt to get his affairs in order so to speak, he runs into Kira who saves him from an attack from a gang of ghouls. Fearing that she knows too much and being draw by her, a feeling that hasn’t surfaced for decades, he takes her into his world. Risking both their lives in the process. Mencheres was introduced in the Night Huntress series and is Bone’s ‘vamp granddaddy’ of sorts and now the co-ruler of their line and is certainly an intriguing character. But it seems his loss of his visions is his undoing. Believing that that they signify his end he moves to put his affairs in order before leaving his line and it’s responsibilities to Bones. The trouble with knowing what is going to happen before it does is a luxury he’s grown far too dependent on, rather than live in the moment his visions are his crutch. Once they’re gone his own existence is brought into question. Kira is an interesting character also, she’s not afraid to speak up and is not content to sit back and allow others to take care of her, she reminds me a bit of Cat. A private detective by trade it’s her inability to help others that finds her entangled in a world that she once considered myth. Because Mencheres cannot wipe her mind of the events she’s witnessed she has no choice but to stay with him. Final Thoughts… My innocent illusions of Disney’s Thunder Mountain will forever be tainted by a certain, ahem, acrobatic performance. It certainly puts a whole new meaning to ‘climbing the walls’. I love the Night Huntress series and when Jeannie Frost announced that there would be spin offs I was very eager to see what she had planned. While I’ve enjoyed the series thus far, the knowledge that there will be no further books exploring these characters besides their stand alone books, leaves me feeling a little deflated. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed both books, but I couldn’t help but feel sad at the end knowing that the next time we will see these characters will be behind Cat and Bones as secondary characters in their next book. If you’re a fan of this series and the world Frost has created, I urge you to give this book a read. While it doesn’t focus on the series main characters, which may not be appealing to some, it still is a fun read. While the mystery and suspense is easily wrapped up in the last couple of pages there’s enough going on and appearances from old friends to keep you turning the pages.
Date published: 2010-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vampire Showdown at Disneyland! The reviews that I write and post on my blog, I also post on Chapters.Indigo.ca and on Amazon.ca. When I post there, I need to come up with a title for my reviews. Ug. Annoying. For some reason, when it comes to titling my reviews, my imagination goes into hiding. My titles are LAME! And there are only so many times I can use “Really Good Book” or “Great Second Book” before people start thinking I can’t write. I try to make my reviews somewhat entertaining, yet going by the totally uninspired titles I use on the Chapters and Amazon sites, you wouldn’t think so. I don’t think I’ll have that problem when coming up with a title for “Eternal Kiss of Darkness” by Jeaniene Frost. My title might be “So that’s the ceiling sex scene” or “Showdown at Disneyland” or “Why won’t any of you idiots use your brain and see that he’s innocent?!”. All valid choices. “Eternal Kiss of Darkness” is Jeaniene Frost’s second contribution to her ‘Night Huntress World’ series. It’s not your typical series tough. These are stand alone books. Therefore if you haven’t read “First Drop of Crimson”, don’t fret — you won’t be lost. But I feel you’ll appreciate Mencheres more if you read Jeaniene’s “Cat & Bones” books (also known as her ‘Night Huntress’ books) first. In fact, the scene where we are first introduced to Mencheres in “One Foot in the Grave” is one of the most giggle worthy scenes in the series. How Cat doesn’t know Mencheres can read her thoughts and she sorta makes a fool of herself…too funny! Mencheres is an extremely powerful vampire who, to quote him, is “older than dirt”. He feels there is no real reason for him to exist anymore. That is until he meets Kira. Oh what the love of a good woman can do for a man! Kira is a fantastic heroine. She is brave and strong and selfless and spunky. All qualities you would want in your best friend…and in the perfect heroine. She is not afraid to stand up to Mencheres (something he is not used to) and she’s not afraid to stand by him either. She even stands up to Cat and Bones who, much to my delight, make a few cameo appearances in this book! (And p.s. — Vlad makes an apprearance too. I LOVE him! Jeaniene has said that he will get his own ‘Night Huntress World’ book, and I for one can’t wait. Vlad is funny and kind and funny and strong and sexy and funny!) Now, when the hero and heroine of a paranormal romance book are a human and an immortal vampire, the one thing you can be sure of is that the author will give the couple a happily ever after. That means that either the human needs to become immortal or the vampire needs to become human. How Jeaniene deals with that in this book is really well done. It’s not forced in the least. And it’s really interesting how you get to follow the transition. You really get a good grasp of the human vs. vampire world that Jeaniene has created. It’s not the first time we encounter it in her Night Huntress books, but I find this time around was the most thorough. Let’s talk about the sex. Any objections? I didn’t think so. Jeaniene is one author on whom you can depend on to bring some hot and inventive sex scenes. Still one of the hottest that I have EVER read is in Chapter 32 of “One Foot in the Grave”. All you have to do is mention “Chapter 32”, and people just know what you are talking about! “Eternal Kiss of Darkness” definitely fits in with her other super hot, super fun and super sexy books. Underwater lovin’, under the streets of Disneyland lovin’, ceiling lovin’… Hot, Hot, Hot! Overall, I found the story to be good, the hero to be interesting (I’ve been curious about Mencheres and his story since first meeting him) and the heroine to be wonderful. It was nice to return to the Night Huntress world. It always is. And if, when you hit the half way mark of the book, you wonder if your questions about Mencheres’ past will ever be answered, just keep reading. They will be. And get ready for a pretty spectacular action / fight scene at the very very end!
Date published: 2010-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great read This is the Second book in the Night Huntress World series ( spin off to Night Huntress series) and I really liked this book, I have to point out the spin off books are not as good as the original Night Huntress books with Cat and Bones but this is still a great series and I love Jeaniene Frost's writing. I also have to point out that I was not the biggest fan of Mercheres's character in the Night Huntress books so I was unsure how his spin off book was going to turn out, but I am very pleased to say that I loved this book and I now like Mercheres's character, Kira was also a great character and I really enjoyed all the cameos made by Cat,Bones and Vlad ( I always love the interaction between Bones and Vlad ) This book also had some great text and one liners. Overall a great book and I can't wait till the next book comes out. :0)
Date published: 2010-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Okay Read Eternal Kiss of Darkness is the second book in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress World Series. Mencheres is a Master Vampire, who has just had to kill his wife due to her insanity. No one has ever really liked him for who he is, only for his money & his status. Kira is a PI, who one night while walking home hears moaning from an abandon warehouse, for some reason she goes in to “save” Mencheres having no idea he is a vampire. After saving him, Kira finds out what he is & when Mencheres cannot remove her memories of the event, he has to keep her around until he decides what to do next. For me Eternal Kiss of Darkness was an okay read, I didn’t blow through it fast like a Cat & Bones novel but it was a better read then the first book in the Night Huntress Series. It felt a bit like the same old, same old you read in lots of PR books: Woman meets Vampire, Woman is leery of Vampire, Woman finds out she likes Vampire but doesn’t want to admit it. I wasn’t too fond of Kira, sometimes she was a little too uppity for me, but I loved Mencheres & it was great to finally find out what had happened in his life before sharing his power with Bones. You get a really good vibe for him & understand a lot more of the world he has lived in. There are also a few appearance’s by Cat & Bones, which made the story even better for me…who doesn’t love Bones? Plus Vlad pays a visit! Sex. Uh huh. I am going there. You see Mencheres hasn’t had sex in an uber long time & if you know Ms. Frost, you know she writes one helluva sex scene. Add lack of sex to that & whoa, we gots some hot vampire loving peoples. Ceiling Sex. Uh huh. If you were disappointed in the first book of the series, Eternal Kiss of Darkness will make it all better. Steamy sex, action & a cool storyline makes for one good read.
Date published: 2010-07-27

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“Wildly romantic as well as action packed. If Frost keeps this up, fans will need to build more keeper shelves!