Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Eternal is the first book in the Clare Point series by V K Forrest.
Centuries ago, the shipwrecked vampire clan known as the Kahills came ashore on the sleepy Delaware peninsula of Clare's Point. In Eternal, V.K. Forrest introduces readers to the ravishing, undead Fia Kahill, an FBI agent, who's in danger from a vampire slayer--and the one man she must resist but can't...
FBI agent Fia Kahill has just learned her cousin Bobby McCathal is dead. His body is found burned, and his head and hands are missing--the unmistakable calling card of a vampire slayer. When more vampires' corpses surface, Fia knows it's only a matter of time before the killer catches up to her. But that's not her only worry. She's been assigned to work with FBI agent Glen Duncan who is the spitting image of Ian, the man she once loved--and the man who betrayed her...
Four hundred years ago, Ian used his relationship with Fia to infiltrate the clan and kill as many of them as he could. Fia promised herself she would never make the mistake of loving a human again. With the murders in Clare Point escalating, Fia has no choice but to trust Glen even as her promise is becoming more difficult to keep. Fia wants Glen like no other man she's ever desired--and before she knows what's happening, she is deeply immersed in a forbidden love affair. But this time the consequences could be far graver than Fia ever could have imagined. For a killer has her in his sights as his next deadly victim...
Eternal is a pretty good read.
The spine on the book says Zebra Paranormal Romance...but that is a bit misleading - seeing as how there is not a great deal of romance in the book. As a matter of fact - there are only a handful of sex scenes and they are of the vanilla variety.
I would say Eternal is a Paranormal Whodunnit - and that is fine. I really enjoy whodunnits - and especially if they have a paranormal element.
The small ocean town of Clare Point is home to a clan of vampires - has been their home for hundreds of years. Most everyone in town is related to each other in one way or another - and several of them are members of the sept - the governing body of the Kahill vampires.
Though the main trade in Clare Point is tourism - the vampires try not to mingle with humans any more than necessary: which means any kind of relationship with a human is strictly forbidden. Fia Kahill has not had any trouble with this restriction for years - due to the fact that the last human she loved ended up killing several members of her family.
But now she is partnered with Glen Duncan - who is the spitting image of her dead lover Ian - and she can't control the attraction she feels for him - even while trying to solve the murders of several Clare Point residents.
I enjoyed Eternal. Ms. Forrest has her own take on the vampire lore and it made for a pretty good read.
I give Eternal 3 out of 5 stars and I will be picking up the next two books in this series.