I was captivated by the cover of Eternal Sin and for some reason thought it was a new series. Wrong. It is actually the 6th book in a series and I came in and got lost right away. Muddling through those issues though, I was able to get a good picture of the characters and while I didn’t understand all their stories, I was able to figure out what I needed. Also, there is a glossary of terms that I tried to educate myself on. There are a lot, like swell means pregnancy. Even names for females and males. I think balas was baby. So as you read you really have to know the lingo.
Synjon is the hero of this story and it seems he has a vendetta against the heroine’s father, Cruen. Cruen enslaved Synjon’s mate and ran tests on her trying to create the ultimate vampire. Cruen eventually kills Synjon’s mate and now all Synjon wants is Cruen’s death then his own. Some point in a past book, Synjon buries his mate and intends to go out into the sun to his own death, but Petra pulls him back into her rainforest bungalow and saves his life. Petra is the heroine and full blooded vampire living with shifters. So Petra saves his life, they do the nasty dance and she gets pregnant. Synjon goes off to kill Cruen and at some point Cruen drans all of Synjon’s emotions.
So we start the book off with Petra somewhere aroung 7-8 months pregnant and slowly going insane because she needs Synjon’s blood. She refuses to leave the rainforest or her family of shifters, who has raised her all of her life. Synjon is holed up in the north, with no emotions, but doing almost any female that comes to his parties. So Petra’s adoptive brothers and best friend kidnap Synjon and bring him back to the rainforest.
Now this sets off a string of events in the vampire world. I am unsure if the vampires just didn’t know about the shifters or if they didn’t know their stomping grounds. Beside the point. The vampires council believes Synjon and Petra are being held against their will by the shifters and a this sets off a lot of conflict.
Needless to say Synjon has no emotions, but when he is near his baby, he is drawn to protect Petra. So he kidnaps her back. At this point I am so frustrated with the story because Cruen is really very evil and Petra continually picks him over the man she loves. She is the turn the cheek kind of gal with dear old dad.
The hero and heroine never seemed to mesh well and her picking her father over the man she loves got old fast. While she is very protected of her baby, she also chooses to go insane at times over taking his blood. Overall, I just got the feeling that everyone was nuts and needed a big dose of reality. And the fact that I don’t like it when emotions are taken. Trying to write an emotionless person is very hard considering a smile is an emotion. A quirk of an eyebrow, a smirk. These all indicate emotions.
While I wanted to love this book, I couldn’t. I could say it was coming into a series, but in reality, I just didn’t like hardly any of the characters. That led me to not liking this book.
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