Eternity Embraced

Rated 4.36/5 based on 11 reviews
Kaden Quinn has dedicated his life to slaying vampires, so when he is turned into one, his greatest nightmare comes to life. And when the woman he loves, the woman who has come to kill him, is thrown into a dungeon with him — as food — he must battle new instincts and old desires, and choose between his life, and hers. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781452479354
About Larissa Ione

New York Times best-selling author Larissa Ione grew up reading Stephen King, Jack London, and Dean Koontz. She began writing horror and fantasy, but during her enlistment in the U.S. Air Force, she learned to love romance.

She now writes sexy, gritty paranormal romance for Grand Central Publishing and Kensington Books, steamy contemporary romance for Red Sage and Samhain, and erotic fantasy romance under the name Sydney Croft (with Stephanie Tyler), for Random House.

She is also lucky enough to write full time, which is a blessing given her husband's very mobile military career. Though she considers the Pacific Northwest to be her home, she has lived all over the world and currently resides in Wisconsin.

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Review by: Natt little on June 21, 2013 :
Good read. very short though
(review of free book)

Review by: Jennifer Hines on April 21, 2013 :
Definitely a page turner. Loved it!
(review of free book)

Review by: Renegade on April 09, 2013 : (no rating)
Excellent.... Loved it to bits....
(review of free book)

Review by: Z1996 on July 17, 2012 :
As a fan of Ione & Demonica, how can you not like this? Wish she would pickup & write more about them, tell more of their story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: tracy fenton on April 28, 2011 : (no rating)
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: deb b on April 24, 2011 :
an excellent short story to add to one of my favourite series. the title is a wonderful reflection of the way the characters are able to turn what would initially seem to them the worst scenario possible into a way of moving forward with their ideals intact and their love stronger. this whole series rates five stars with me!!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: RBtWBC on April 20, 2011 :
Eternity Embraced is a thrilling little ride into Larissa Ione’s Demonica world about a slayer turned vampire and a fellow slayer that still loves him regardless.
Full of witty dialogue, kick-ass and sexy main characters, a little bit of action, a little bit of suspense and some great romance. This is a fabulous, fun and fast paced read and a wonderful addition for fans of the series.
(reviewed 81 days after purchase)

Review by: Lori (Romancing the Dark Side) on April 20, 2011 :
A short and sexy story guaranteed to delight!

Andrea and Kaden are both Aegis Guardians who have dedicated their lives to fight evil. When Kaden is captured by vampires while on the job Andrea's worst fear becomes reality when she finds he's been turned into one of the monsters they hunt and kill. How can she carry out her mission and stake the man who has stolen her heart?

I loved this short novella but then again I love anything that is written by this author! This is a really fast-paced story with two great characters, my only regret is not being able to read more about them. There is a glimpse of Tayla and E from the first book in the series, Pleasure Unbound, which just made the story better. Andrea and Kaden have sizzling chemistry that keeps you wishing they could get it on more than they did! I went through a bit of withdrawals when I finished this series but this was a great reminder of why I love Larissa Ione and the world she created in the Demonica series. A must read for fans!
(reviewed 84 days after purchase)

Review by: Rosalie Lario on April 17, 2011 :
If you love Larissa's Demonica series, you'll love this story. I would like to see more short stories like this one from her.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)

Review by: Margo McMahon on April 06, 2011 :
I love this whole series. The books are a NUST buy.
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)

Review by: Siobhan Muir on March 30, 2011 :
This is a great compliment to the Demonica Series by Larissa Ione. It fills out the edges of the stories already written. However, it IS a teaser, not a stand-alone story. You get the full meal of her stories when you read the books, rather than this little novella. To find out more of Eidolon and Tayla, read Pleasure Unbound, where it all started.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Jess R. on March 29, 2011 :
Let me begin by saying that I consider myself a Larissa Ione fangirl. I have completely devoured the Demonica series in its entirety, and am anxiously awaiting her new Lords of Deliverance series, the first book of which (Eternal Rider) is due out in April.

That said, while I certainly enjoyed this read, I wasn’t entirely blown away by this short story.

What worked for me:

I love the entire Demonica world, with the prejudices of the Aegis, and its slayers, as well as Larissa Ione’s unique writing style. Even though there are really only a few actual settings in this story, you can feel that they’re all part of a much larger world.

I loved Kaden’s backstory with his previous lover, and why he’d been reluctant to move his relationship forward with Andrea.

I’m also a big fan of the “affair that turned to love” storyline in romances. Even though the vast majority of
Andrea and Kaden’s relationship occurred prior to the beginning of this story, there was enough rehashing that we got that sense that they’d both intended for their relationship to remain exclusively physical.

I loved how even with a minute word-count, both Andrea and Kaden felt quite well-developed, as did their relationship.
What didn’t work for me:

Despite claims to the contrary, I didn’t feel that this story would’ve worked well as a standalone.

Fans of the Demonica series will of course appreciate glimpses into not only other Aegis chapters, but also a cute, albeit short, interaction between Tayla and Eidolon. I did feel, however, that readers unfamiliar to the series would end up more confused towards the end than they would in reading a story that was not intended as an aside for an already established series.

As much as I adore Larissa Ione, I’m going to have to say that this one was only a 3.5/5 for me.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Trinity Nox on March 08, 2011 :
Another great story from Larissa Ione! It's short and sexy!!! A must read!!!!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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