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Book Review-Eternal Craving

Eternal Craving
Gods Of Night (2)
Nina Bangs
Dorchester Publishing
E Book Format
241 Pages
Fantasy/Shape Shifting Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4285-0665-7

Synopsis 

Lies. He’s been promised a new life as the hunter he once was. But Al soon learns that all the rules have changed. Now he must control his most basic urges–the need to kill, to feed, to mate. And the woman he wants looks at him with both heat and fear in her eyes. Jenna Maloy doesn’t buy this story that he’s come to Philadelphia to save souls. She seems to see through the layers of deception to the primitive heart of him. With her beside him, Al stalks the dark forces that crouch in the city’s night shadows. But the real battle rages in his heart. Love is a formidable opponent. How can he ask her to stay with him after she’s seen the savagery of his beast? He only knows that if she turns from him he’ll be cursed with an eternal craving.

MY REVIEW

Summary:
Jenna Maloy comes to visit her sister, worried and concerned for her, so when she comes to Philadelphia, she never realized how much her life would change. Al  is having a hard time learning to control his urges and instincts, having only been put into a human body only a few months ago, the hunter in him hard to keep in line at times. So when he meets Jenna, his urge to mate becomes only stronger whenever he is near her. Jenna, is shocked when she realizes what Al really is, and the kind of life her sister has chosen, to help save the world, and despite the dangers to herself, she knows that she will make the same decision to stay with the man that she loves….no matter the cost.

The Hero (Al Endeka)
Al is short for Allosaurus, which is the dinosaur that Al truly is inside. Al is used to being a part of a pack, of hunting, mating, and resting, never having to worry about much of anything, now millions of years later, the modern world is much different than the one he once knew. He isn’t used to all the feelings he is feeling especially when he has to be near Jenna who awakens his feelings of lust and desire.

The Heroine (Jenna Maloy)
Jenna grew up in a family never feeling like she was enough. Jenna got a degree in English Lit and then becomes a journalist. After hearing that her sister Kelly suddenly up and marries a man she didn’t know very long, and being invited by Ty’s boss, she decides to come to see Kelly and meet her husband. However she is soon brought into a world that is shocking and seems surreal and with her strong physical attraction to Al, she starts to realize that she is falling for him despite the danger that surrounds them.

My Thoughts 
 Eternal Craving is the second installment in the Gods of Night series by Nina Bangs. Having already read the first and most recent books in the series, I have always wanted to read this one, so I couldn’t find it in paperback so I decided to get it in E Book form. I have just loved the idea of this series, shape shifters who turn into dinosaurs, definitely a bit different than your usual shape shifting genre. Eternal Craving is a sensational read, with mystery, danger, passion, characters that are captivating and a plot that will draw you in until you addicted to this world that Bangs has created…..A Stunning Read!!!!

My Favorite Quote 
And Jenna was looking at a master. A woman could crawl on her hands and knees to a man with that smile. It was a soul searching, sensual lifting of his lips, all savage beauty and frightening secrets. 


My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 
Eternal Pleasure
Eternal Prey

Book Review-Night Games

Night Games
Nina Bangs
Love Spell
Paperback
353 Pages
Published May 2002
Time Travel Romance
ISBN: 978-0-505-52480-5

Synopsis

HE IS THE MVP OF THE FUTURE’S. HOTTEST SPORT.
Sex. Rules of the game: play hard, play to win, and play with a passion for the game, never for the woman. In a world where lust is a spectator sport, Brian Byrne is the undisputed champion. He is every woman’s fantasy, his face and form recognized on the farthest planet, his you-can-touch-my-body-but-never-my-heart attitude a challenge no female can resist. So why does he feel burned out, used up, and in desperate need of a long vacation to a simpler time?

SHE HAS A PERFECT NIGHT OF PLEASURE ON HER MIND.
Ally O’Neill–American tourist, divorcee, and author of a best-selling series on how to be the perfect wife–is that rarity Brian has never before encountered: a woman who wants no part of him. Before he knows it, her hands-off approach has him eager to break his contract’s off-season no sex clause. In a world where no one has even heard of the Testosterone Titans, Brian is about to discover that scoring is a lot less fun than falling in love.

 
MY REVIEW 



Summary:
Ally O Neill, has recently gone through a divorce after trying to be a perfect wife for five years. Now with her great aunt Katy, she is a tourist and a famous author on a best selling series. Now Ally wants no man, no matter how irresistable he may be and that includes Brian Byrne. Brian Byrne is from the future, and is a champion of a sex spectator sport, he has come to the past for a vacation and has agreed to have no sex during the duration however when he meets the one woman that resists his charms, he is immediately drawn to her. So even though he has agreed to a no sex clause in his contract, he intends to show Ally what true passion is like, but what he never expected was to fall in love in this game of his….


The Hero (Brian Byrne)
Brian, ever since he was sixteen years old, has been involved in sex games, and is way good at it too. He has trained hard to be where he has, and has been able to help his kids (those on the streets) get a education and careers, so they can have a better life than he did. When Brian was little his mother promised that she would return and she never did, so ever since than he made a vow to honor each promise he made, no matter the circumstances. He is in a contract for five more years of sex games, but once he meets Ally his loyalty is divided and he must choose between honor and love


The Heroine (Ally O Neill)
Ally, did everything she could to make her marriage work, she was the perfect wife for five years, but then he left her for another woman, and knew her life was over. Now she has worked hard, and is in Scotland being a tourist, needed a vacation and to relax…but then she comes across Brian, who claims to be from the future, and a literal sex god, but she starts to see something deeper in this man.

My Thoughts 
Night Games is written by Nina Bangs, and I had such a fun time reading this. It was such a fun and witty romance, that I never stopped laughing. Night Games is a bit different than some of the other books that I have read from her, definitely has a humorous ring to romance if there ever was one. Night Games is a very enthralling and sensual read, one that will heat up the room like matchsticks.  There was one problem that I had with this book, was that Ally was so gullible at times, she just accepted that Brian was from the future, so easily, that it didn’t seem real especially at the beginning of the story, however as the story progressed, it started to become more realistic, and the story became captivating and riveting, that I started to fall in love with it. So overall a humorous and enjoyable read!!!


My Favorite Quote 
As she watched, the amusement changed to something else. Something hot, hungry. Dangerous. 
“You tempt me greatly, woman”


My Grade On THis Book 
4 Blossoms




Book Review-Eternal Pleasure

Eternal Pleasure
Gods Of The Night (1)
Nina Bangs
Leisure
Published July 2008
308 Pages
Paperback
Fantasy Romance
ISBN: 978-0-8439-5953-6

Synopsis 

The Eleven–an alliance of ultimate predators. Primal, lethal, irresistible.

The Prophecy–an ancient Mayan prediction that the world will end on 12-21-12.

The Prey–where can you hide from pure evil?

Kelly Maloy opens her car door to much more than a great looking stranger at the Houston airport. Terror, desire, and a horrible truth climb in with him. She’s only supposed to drive Ty Endeka around the city for a few weeks. Too bad no one tells her that once day fades she’ll become part of a battle fought in the darkened streets with an enemy that isn’t human. And the sensual man who feeds her fantasies hides a soul that gives new meaning to animal magnetism.

Eleven Gods of the Night…
The only creatures more deadly are the ones they’ve been summoned to destroy.

MY REVIEW
 
Summary:
Kelly Maloy, is Ty Endeka designated driver for the next few weeks. Kelly takes the job, because its the best offer for you financially, however she never imagined that accepting such a job, would definitely change her life forever. Ty Endeka, is one of the Eleven, a T-Rex, and very unpredictable and having recently come into this new life, that is much different from his last one. Kelly, is brought into a battle, that doesn’t involve anyone that is human, but full of dangers she can barely comprehend exist in her world. Kelly is strongly drawn toward Ty, and there is a magnetism between the two, one that can’t be denied, but as they come together there is also a great danger to them both, one that is pure evil…will their love be enough to survive?

The Hero (Ty Endeka)
Ty, is originally from a very different world, one with animal instincts, and is not used to the modern world, where he has to suppress his inner nature. After being in the ground for sixty million years, the world has changed much, but there is one woman that will change everything for him. Kelly, is definitely his weakness, and his barely contained control is threatened whenever she is near…

The Heroine (Kelly Maloy)
Kelly, takes on a job that is the best offer so that she can finish her degree, however she never thought that such a simple job as being a driver for three weeks, would turn her life upside down. Kelly is awakened to the knowledge of creatures that she never thought or imagined could exist, but now they are very real, as is the desire she feels for Ty, and she knows that her life has changed forev

My Thoughts 
Eternal Pleasure is the first in the Gods of the Night series, but is the second one that I have read of the series. I recently read Eternal Prey, and just fell in love with it, so I wanted to read the previous two books. Eternal Pleasure is the beginning of a intense ride of danger, passion, and excitement that will curl your toes. From the first page, I was entranced by the story, I felt like I could relate with Kelly, she was such a endearing character. Kelly, although shocked at first, handles the truth extremely well, she has a inner strength that most don’t expect from her. I just fell in love with Eternal Pleasure, there was such a enticing quality about the story that just had me drawn into it. Definitely a story that will take you on a thrilling journey, and one you don’t want to miss out on….

My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 
Eternal Craving
Eternal Prey

Book Review-Eternal Prey

Eternal Prey
Gods Of The Night (3)
Nina Bangs
Avon
Published Jan 2011
Paperback
370 Pages
Fantasy Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-201895-3

Synopsis

The souls of ancient predators crouch within the Eleven. Primal instincts and barely contained savagery drive them. But in a modern world threatened with chaos and darkness, they are…
Gods of the Night.

Utah knows all about vengeance. Vampires killed his brother, and that act demands only one response. He frees his beast and destroys every bloodsucker he finds. But he never expected to meet a leader of his immortal enemies who was so beautiful, bewitching…and mortal.

Lia understands her destiny. She has a duty to stop the rogue vampires who are intent on wiping out the human race along with any nonhumans that get in their way. But she needs help dealing with the shadowy power guiding the escalating slaughter. Utah would be her last choice for a partner. Once a deadly foe, he now becomes her ally and protector. Loving him will be more dangerous than anything she’s ever done. Because when Utah releases his soul, the ultimate predator will once again stalk the earth, and death will walk with him.

MY REVIEW 


Summary:
Utah, a creature of the night, is determined to have vengence for his brother, and refuses to let it go until every vampire is gone from the world. Utah is part of the Eleven, and the only ones that stand a chance at saving the world from the evil that surrounds them. Then Utah has to start working with a leader of the vampires…a enticing and beautiful and very mortal woman, Lia. Lia, has never felt love or acceptance from her mother who was a leader of her clan of vampires…but now she is dead and Lia knows that she is next in line and that she will become a vampire, even though her father is against it, she knows its something she has been preparing herself for all of her life. Then she has to start working with Utah, who is dangerous and literally a beast lives inside of him, yet there are stirrings of desire for him, and as they work together to bring down one of the immortals and save their lives, a powerful love forms between the two, they will fight to keep each other…

The Hero 
Utah, is a creature, a very dangerous raptor, as are the other of the eleven, having just recently entered into this much different world than where he came from, but doesn’t remember apart from bits and pieces. Utah is filled with a vengence and thirst for revenge after losing his brother, and is determined to do all in his power to make sure every vampire in this world is extinguished, until he meets Lia, who captivates his heart, body and soul…who plans on becoming the very thing he despises more than anything…..

The Heroine 
Lia, only felt love from her father, her mother was a powerful vampire, but very viscious with no love capability, and no matter how hard she tried to prove herself, she always came up short in her mothers eyes, and never could get her mother to love her, and now stays clear of ever falling in love, but what Lia never expected was to come to care for Utah, a powerful creature of the night, but knows that she could definitely fall madly in love with him…..

My Thoughts 
This is the first that I have read from this author, I had heard good things about this series, and I just love the cover and the blurb really intrigued me when I saw it at the shelf at the library, so I decided to try it out. I definitely have no regrets, it was a enticing read… Eternal Prey is the third installment in the Gods Of The Night series, and I even though there were a couple parts I was a little confused at first, I was able to catch up fast, (although I definitely feel a powerful need to read the previous two books), from the first chapter I was captivated, especially by these specially woven characters, that stole their way into my heart. I just loved all of the Eleven, and what a special bond they all have with each other. I love the intrigue and danger that surrounded the plot, and most especially the powerful passion between Utah and Lia, that will just draw you in, Nina Bangs with take you on a thrilling ride of adventure, danger, passion, and intrigue.  A POWERFUL READ!!!

My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Eternal Pleasure
Eternal Craving