Title: Eternal Craving (Gods of the Night #2) by Nina Bangs
Genre: Romance – Paranormal
Publisher: Leisure Books
Page count: 308 pages
Publication Date: May 1, 2009
Rating – 4/5
He’s been promised a new life as the hunter he once was. But Al soon learns that all the rules have changed. Now he must control his most basic urges: the need to kill, to feed, to mate. And the woman he wants looks at him with both heat and fear in her eyes. Jenna Maloy doesn’t buy this story that he’s come to Philadelphia to save souls. She seems to see through the layers of deception to the primitive heart of him. With her beside him, Al stalks the dark forces that crouch in the city’s night shadows. But the real battle rages in his heart. Love is a formidable opponent. How can he ask her to stay with him after she’s seen the savagery of his beast? He only knows that if she turns from him he’ll be cursed with an eternal craving.
Eternal Craving is the main pick of this month for Vaginal Fantasy Book Club over on Goodreads. I hadn’t read a Vag Fan pick in awhile and decided to get back into reading the picks and watching the hangouts. This month’s theme was dinosaur fiction!
Eternal Craving is about a pack of immortals trying to save humanity from the events of the Mayan doomsday prophecy. Immortals along with demons, werewolves and vampires are planning to bring about humanity’s fall but the eleven have vowed to wipe out the troublemakers one by one. The eleven, although they appear human, have the souls of dinosaurs trapped within them and they are able to release their dinosaur souls to get their jobs done. They are rage filled and primal with all of their primal instincts to lead them. One in particular, Al, finds himself in turmoil over a beautiful woman named Jenna whom is also a key to humanity’s survival. Little does he know how much she is going to impact his soul.
I am really surprised at how much I ended up enjoying this book. I really went into it not expecting it to be great but I thought it was really entertaining and fun to read. I thought that some parts of the story and specific lines were really cheesy and made me chuckle to myself but that just made it even more fun to read. I thought that the story itself was pretty interesting and really different from anything I’ve read to date. The pacing was really good as well. I’ve definitely never read, nor thought I would ever read a romance novel that featured a dinosaur as a main love interest. Interesting right? It sounds outlandish but it was rather interesting and fun. This happens to be book two in the series and I can say for sure that I would definitely be willing to read the other books in this series. It was pleasantly steamy in some parts and the steamy scenes weren’t cheesy so I was happy about that. It wasn’t a complex book but it was a good little read…light, entertaining and unique. Definitely a guilty pleasure read and I’m one hundred percent sure it can be read in one sitting. I do recommend it to paranormal romance fans looking for an entertaining book to read!