Eternity by Darcy Abriel

Amber Heat

Vampire, M/M, Ménage, BDSM

ISBN: 978-1-60272-493-8

Reviewed by Patrice F.



Lena Hoffenstein was forced into a marriage of convenience to a man who could never love or desire her in any way.  Her life is changed forever by Maximilian Wolffe, a master vampire created by a brutal sadistic monster devoid of reasoning.  From the moment Max first sees Lena, he is obsessed, consumed by the urgent need to possess her.  When the darkness of Max’s past catches up to them, he is forced to make a terrible decision and to embrace an evil existence.

A century later, Lena desires a companion and lures a handsome doctor, Erik Rand, to her side, making him her servitor.  When Max returns, he reclaims Lena along with her human charge.  He is her sire and just as she belongs to him, everything she owns is his as well.   Whether she willingly submits or not, Max will take both her and Erik for his own.

Although I appreciated the fabulous setting, gorgeous costumes and angst-ridden characters, I will admit that occasionally Eternity waxed a bit too wordy.  That’s saying a lot for a bibliophile.  The writing style is lyrical, lush, provocatively moving in all its somberness, but there were times less was needed because it stalled the story.  That’s not to say that this wasn’t a good story.  This book smolders like a poppy scented briquette from Hades. 

Darcy Abriel cleaves to old school vampire weaknesses, debauchery and habits.  It works.  Max, his blood-brother Claudio and Lena all fit into a harsh, sanguine world empty of compassion and remorse.  Everything that is lovely and grotesque about becoming and living as a vampire is painted as unyielding and sometimes downright nasty.  The sex is without limits, as it should be when immortals are involved.  In some cases, you’d be well advised to have an iron clad constitution because for those preferring their vampires softer with all the romantic trappings, look elsewhere. Anyone who can appreciate the exotic and wicked feast this author offers, by all means have at it.


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