Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Friday, November 13, 2009

Eve of Darkness by S.J Day

Eve of Darkness (Marked, Book 1) Eve of Darkness by S.J. Day

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.

For Evangeline Hollis, a long ago fling with a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks just became a disaster of biblical proportions. One night with a leather-clad man of mystery has led to a divine punishment: the Mark of Cain.

Thrust into a world where sinners are drafted into service to kill demons, Eve’s learning curve is short. A longtime agnostic, she begrudgingly maneuvers through a celestial bureaucracy where she is a valuable but ill-treated pawn. She’s also become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history...

But she’ll worry about all that later. Right now she’s more concerned with learning to kill while staying alive. And saving the soul she’d never believed she had.

My thoughts

The first in a new trilogy, Eve of Darkness is a great new Urban Fantasy. Eve (Evangeline) is a sexy, smart heroine.I know not everyone loves that every woman heroine is a beautiful, sexy character that ever guy falls over each other for..but I really think it worked for Eve, it fit the story. Eve's is an interior designer in California with a great career and doesn't seem to have a great track record in romances. Eve is an all round fascinating character, she's half-Japanese with a father from Alabama, which is where she gets her a delicious Southern accent.
Eve of Darkness starts off strong with an attack upon our heroes at a ball game, and leaves us on a cliffhanger after the first chapter. Leaving the rest of the book to fill in the previous six weeks in an flashback. Which leads to Eve's story...
While she was a teenager, she had a wild fling with an older, sexy man with a motorcycle named Alec Caine. What she didn't realize is that night would change her life forever. Alec turns out to be the original Cain and has marked Eve, then in the present Cains brother Abel finishes the deal. Eve is a tool both brothers want to use to hurt and outmaneuver each other. Caine loves Eve but Abel finds it odd that his feelings are straying the usual for Eve, she's not just a tool against Caine to him anymore.
Eve is now in a fast new world she never knew existed and everywhere she turns she finds another Infernal is waiting for her. Without Cain guiding as her mentor, she might not even survive the week. She has no choice but to trust Cain and wonder why her life has been twisted upside down. Because nothing is just a coincidence.
I really enjoyed this book. Great characters, fast paced action and steamy romance! I'll be reading the next two this week for sure. I now wish I didn't have this in my TBR pile for so long before getting to it.

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