Review: Eternal Darkness: Natalie Hancock
Layla, a twenty-one-year-old half-breed known as a dhampir, is incredibly beautiful and deadly. She drinks vampire blood for power to stop the burning hunger.
The vampire academy is a hundred acres of land surrounded by high tech security to ensure that none enter or leave. She is the protection.
When she has a lesson with the vampires, she struggles with her hunger and has to learn to trust them-a big issue for Layla because of her past, something she can neither forget nor run from. The past that haunts her dreams reminds her that she cannot hide as she lives her life in the academy.
Then there is Shade-an impossibly handsome vampire and Layla's one-on-one instructor. Desires she never knew rise whenever he looks at her. She cannot stop how her body reacts to his touch or how much she wants his body and his blood.
It is a forbidden lust that they share, one they must keep a secret from those around them or Layla risks everyone finding out who she really is.
Someone wants her dead. Layla's goals, deal with the vampires who hate dhampir's and keep herself alive. Can she do it?
I received this book to give an honest review.
The story started off hot and sexy. And it finished off with an oh wow factor. The 2 reasons it is not getting a solid 5 is because even though the author told me there were mistakes and structure issues. The problem I had was missing some of the text in the start of a new chapter and sometimes a new page. And the fact that there seemed to be a really good back story with Layla and I wanted more. I can only hope that her story truly comes out within the next books in this series however many there are.
Now this book is full of sexual tension and some sex. It is a great start to what I think will be an awesome series. You are following Layla who is not a normal vampire she is part human and that needs to be kept a secret. She is bad-ass on fighting and she holds her own with her fellow classmates and Shade. But with Shade there is a connection there like no other. Layla really has to be careful around all these other vampires because she drinks vampire blood and she could go out of control. I did like, how the author had her and her mentor go back and forth with Spanish but I wish that she would have used the actual text instead of saying it in English and then saying Layla spoke in Spanish. I understand that she made in English so people could understand what was being said especially to those that do not speak the language like myself.
The action that is within the story is all training there is really no battling but I do wonder if it will be kicked up a notch. My main thing is I want to know about the ending I about cried when I flip the page as I though there was more and it went straight to "About the author" page. It was a good cliff hanger that makes me want to read more in this story of lust, vampires, fighting, mystery surrounding people.
Natalie is a hyperactive writer of Paranormal Romance books. She's currently with three publishers. Extasy Books, Red Sage and Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly.
She studied and graduated at the University of Lincoln, Riseholme College where she studied an animal course for two years, which is where she met her partner, Reece.
He's as crazy as her, if not more, so they're the perfect match.
They live with their zoo in the middle of nowhere. Their zoo consists of an army of hamsters that keep growing. A chinchilla called Hektor and four guinea pigs. They hope in the near future to add to the family and get an army of chinchilla's and guinea pigs. Oh, and a goat.
Natalie loves to read, listen to loud rock/hardcore music, game, and look after her crazy animals. She also loves vampires! She's a true believer of all things supernatural and if she had the luck to run into one, she would either ask for his or her autograph, or jump on them just to make sure she wasn't dreaming.