One Desires Her Love. Consumed with lust Two Men-- Darcy Smith always sensed she was different from everyone else--if only she knew how different. Consumed with lust for Darcy, Styx--the Anasso of vampires--will do everything in his power to keep her out of the lair of Salvatore Giuliani, the deadly leader of the weres. But protecting the woman he loves could cost Styx the ultimate price. Salvatore Giuliani knows time is running out for the weres. Pushed to the brink of extinction, he will stop at nothing to make Darcy his ultimate conquest and queen--for she alone holds the key to his survival.
But which of these men can Darcy truly trust? For all it takes is one bite to plunge her into a lifetime of servitude--or a lifetime of pleasure. Paperback , pages. Guardians of Eternity 3. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Darkness Everlasting , please sign up. Lists with This Book.
I loved this story. Styx, the new Anasso is hott because everyone knows great amounts of power with a heart is hott and, Darcy is very sweet.. I love the way their relationship grows!!! The story line is great and I am glad I didn't stop reading after the first book One thing that does bug me is that all the men have super long long hair I know some women like long hair men and while I like my men with shorter hair I can appreciate a man who is hott with long locks but to his freakin knees I loved this story.
One thing that does bug me is that all the men have super long long hair I know some women like long hair men and while I like my men with shorter hair I can appreciate a man who is hott with long locks but to his freakin knees really is he rapunzel lol! May 07, Julie jjmachshev rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is the third book by Alexandra Ivy in her 'Guardians of Eternity' series and I've loved every one of 'em.
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This series has hot weres, mega-hot vampires, gods, goddesses, magic, and gargoyles with a darn good sense of humor The world this author creates is believable and there's enough difference to set her world apart from the glut of paranor OMG! The world this author creates is believable and there's enough difference to set her world apart from the glut of paranormals hitting the shelves today.
Styx, the newly-appointed Anasso of the vampires and ruler of all "demons" paranormal creatures is trying to broker a tenuous peace among the demons. His current problem is the weres. When he hears of a woman the were king is searching for Salvatore is King of the weres who are slowly dying off.
He has spent his life using not just his strength to reign, but his smarts as well by hiring researchers to try and produce genetically altered offspring that can carry were-babies to term. His greatest success became his greatest failure when the only four surviving altered female children were spirited away. He's been searching for over 30 years now and finally has a good lead. He will find this woman, mate her, and breed strong weres to save his race. Darcy Smith had a horrid childhood until she turned She was always "different" and that meant she was shuffled from foster home to foster home every time her 'differences' became known.
She hit the streets at 16, and now at 30 she still looks 18 and lives hand to mouth. She's minding her own business bartending and the next thing she knows Sep 12, Gina rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Darcy Smith is a bartender among several other jobs. She does these just to stay afloat; having not finished high school, good jobs are hard to come by. She does what she needs to, to survive.
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When she gets hurt, she heals two quickly to be human. At age eighteen, she stopped aging. Styx has a problem. He plans to get to her first and use her as a hostage, and as a bargaining chip with Salvatore. And just when Salvatore almost has his hands on her, Styx beats him to it. Salvatore Guiliani is desparate. Turns out, Darcy is one of four missing sisters, all who had gone missing shortly after birth and believed to have been sold on the black market.
The weres need Darcy and her sisters because of it. Having been forced by the vampires to boundaries is slowly killing their race. Styx treats her wonderfully, never making her feel like a hostage or a bargaining chip. He cares for her a great deal - Darcy feels a kinship with him, can feel his loneliness. When Darcy finds out that Salvatore wants nothing more than a breeder, the thought sickens her stomach. While is seems that most men have that caveman attitude, Styx learns quickly that Darcy will not be pushed around.
Believing she is human, he thinks her fragile and vulnerable, until Darcy shows him otherwise. Darcy surprises him more and more, and what surprise could be the biggest … when they end up mated. I loved watching Darcy and Styx fall for each other. It was the sweetest thing. Action scenes where well written and spaced, love scenes erotic enough to make any reader hot under the collar and breathless. I think the best part was when Darcy managed to convince both Styx and Salvatore that everything can work out if they compromised, teaching them both a lesson.
This novel sets up the next few novels in the story really well. First of all I just can't really enjoy a series without a meaningful and well-elaborated plot. To understand and comprehend things is vital when reading paranormal romance. When I'm starting a new paranormal romance book, I like to read details about the world where the story develops about its different species and customs. Depleted of that, without an original and mind-blowing plot, I just find series lacking of 2.
Depleted of that, without an original and mind-blowing plot, I just find series lacking of something. There are hundreds of books about vampires already written, but for me those authors who are able to create something different form the rest are those which are really worth reading. For me, this series is exactly just like hundreds of others out there. It's not that it's bad, just that in a month I wont remember a thing about it. I thought it was getting better but this book was just more of the same for me. I just can't get attached to any of the characters The way the books are written I don't know, things just seem fake to me.
I just can't really get into the story. At least not like with some other series I have read, where you completely forget about reality to immerse into the story. Apart from this, I need to clarify that the books are not bad. I like the story, I'm just not crazy about it. Maybe my main problem is that while the books are supposed to be about the most powerful creatures on Earth, after reading their books you just see them as ordinary beings. I like my alpha heroes to have an aura of power about them, to inflect fear in those they need to, to be brave and have a good nature when they have to.
I may be asking a lot but I have read books with heroes like the ones I have just described, so now I can't be satisfied with less than that. View all 3 comments. Mar 30, Lisa rated it did not like it Shelves: I didn't enjoy this one at all. Mostly missing even the low-level snark that made the previous entries in the series bearable and off-set the predictability, the tics that amused me in the preceding two flat-out annoyed me in this.
Styx is the tall, dark and humourless Anasso sounds like 'an asshole', a far better title for him of the vampires who kidnaps Darcy a vegetarian who says cripes a lot , calls her angel constantly, cups her face and gets on my tits. The many sex scenes which th Ugh The many sex scenes which the book exists for could have been lifted from either of its predecessors and the 'mating' bollocks annoyed me even more as it was explained to Darcy by Abby - rendering the vampire physically incapable of so much as desiring another and freezing them at the peak of their love for you.
Unlike the ladies in these books I don't find this neutering remotely appealing and think a partner into you through free will would be far more attractive. It's almost as bad as the brain-rape Styx attempts on Darcy and is almost immediately forgiven for because, y'know, he's hot something else I take issue with. Any man who wears leather pants, silk shirts and thigh-high boots is not a sex god but a complete tool.
As far as the plot with the Weres, I couldn't really have cared any less. I'll probably still finish the series as I'm a bit of a completist, but hope that the tongue gets put firmly back in cheek. Jul 14, Ezinwanyi rated it liked it Shelves: But after reading Ward, Larissa Ione, Adrian, Ilona Andrews and other similar heavy hitters, I fail to see the strong appeal of this series. It's pretty light and simple. In this novel, the Annaso Vampire King Styxx is being challenged by the werewolves, who have left their authorized hunting ground and encroached on other territories.
In an attempt to put them in their place, the Styxx decides instead of wiping them of the face of the earth, he will bargain with the shifters. So he decides to find something that seems important to the wereKing Salvatore Guilliani, and use it as a bargain chip.
This tool comes in the form of a bartender named Darcy. Something is special about her, but no one seems to know what. But once Styxx kidnaps her, he can't seem to let her go. But he also needs to know what makes her so important to the weres. So begins the battle of his desires versus what's best for the Annaso's people. Again, it was an okay read. Just kind of basic in my opinion.
Nothing to write home about. View all 4 comments. Sep 18, Karyn rated it it was ok.
First of all, I have to know, do women really find men with hair down to their knees attractive or even long hair in general? I love the romance of these novels, but these men would repulse me which makes the story a little less appealing. And don't get me started on the clothes. Men in satin and gold? That alone should have told those woman to run the opposite direction.
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Also, the plots are becoming almost identical - arrogant domineering male finds clueless strong female First of all, I have to know, do women really find men with hair down to their knees attractive or even long hair in general? Also, the plots are becoming almost identical - arrogant domineering male finds clueless strong female who needs the arrogant male for her survival.
She rejects him, but ultimately gives into to otherworldly good looks which just can't see. I did enjoy the vegetarian werewolf. Can't say it's worth the read. Another Great installment in this series. Styx the mysterious, sexy, misunderstood Annaso of the Vamps is utterly charming. Especially in his naive belief that no one especially a woman, can best him where it counts the most, HIS Heart. Styx is everything an Alpha male needs to be, but is just as strong in the love and loyalty he displays to those who are dear to him.
Maybe the item that Meg discovers in a closet can help solve all the problems. Jul 17, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is the 5th book in Sheila Connolly's Orchard Mystery series. Meg and Bree are finished with the apple harvest, and can have some down time before getting ready for the next year's season. Only strange little acts of vandalism begin happening.
At the same time Meg finds a year old embroidered sampler in the back of a closet. She cannot figure out why it is in her house because the sampler was done by someone not related to the Warren family who built the house and whose ancestors have li This is the 5th book in Sheila Connolly's Orchard Mystery series. She cannot figure out why it is in her house because the sampler was done by someone not related to the Warren family who built the house and whose ancestors have lived in it for years.
In doing the genealogy of the sampler's stitcher she learns how she connects to the Warren family, and she also learns of a genetic disease that is still present today in descendants. The author raises awareness about Battan's Disease, a genetic disease that always ends up with affected children dying.
I have cared for several children with this, it is a devastating disease. Nov 15, Brooke rated it it was ok. So far this is my least favorite in the series. No murder and lacking action. Hopefully Sour Apples will end the series in a positive light. Oct 28, Jonathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Very good, however I wish the author would have tied up a few more loose ends in the conclusion.
I will continue with this series. Sep 29, Debbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really am enjoying this series and this was a good winter read. Although it mentions Christmas a few times it is not a Christmas story, but it is still a good mystery. The character development has been great so far. I like keeping the sames group and just weaving a few new faces in and out, here and there. Aug 27, Julie P rated it really liked it. When is a mystery not a murder mystery? When no murder takes place. Sheila Connolly's latest outing with orchard farmer Meg Corey is a mystery without a murder, and that's no bad thing.
Winter is downtime for an apple orchard farmer, a time to take stock of your stock, of your life, and to catch up on paperwork that was held until the harvest was in. A blizzard, power outage, and a dead furnace leave Meg and her handyman cum love interest Seth Chapin plenty of time to take stock of Meg's colonia When is a mystery not a murder mystery?
A blizzard, power outage, and a dead furnace leave Meg and her handyman cum love interest Seth Chapin plenty of time to take stock of Meg's colonial farmhouse. During their inspection of one of the front bedrooms they discover an antique sampler shoved in the back corner of a closet lying there undiscovered for well over years. This discovery coupled with a series of odd, almost vindictive events forces Meg to try and figure out the sampler's origins and meaning, as well as uncover who is causing problems around the farm.
Once you have suspended disbelief that no one would have found this sampler in the many years of people occupying the house, you'll find the book that much more enjoyable. More genealogy mystery than murder mystery, this cozy is best read in the middle of summer because Connolly so fully evokes the winter weather that I found myself shivering as I read - and it's August! This book had a very different plot, centred around deciphering a found embroidered sampler.
It was interesting, although way too much internal dialogue for me - I found myself skimming more than a couple of times. But the characters have become increasingly more likeable with each book and I'll definitely read the next in the series. Oct 14, Sara rated it really liked it. No death in this, but an interesting background story for this series. Cant wait to start on the next installment.
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Just the thing for a warm summer evening.. Meg and Seth are caught in a snowstorm in Meg's old farmhouse. Jan 29, Dawn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Meg has harvested and sold her first apple crop. Luckily her close friend Seth is able to open the fireplace flue and help her get a fire going. He also helps her begin cleaning many of the unused rooms in her house. While wiping out a corner on a high closet shelf Meg comes across a Meg has harvested and sold her first apple crop.
While wiping out a corner on a high closet shelf Meg comes across a silk and lined sampler that appears to have been hidden away for a hundred years. She is puzzled not to recommend any of the names on the sampler despite having been found in her family home. As the winter storm hits Meg also finds herself experiencing what could be called a bout of bad luck. Things take a turn when Meg finds herself locked in the unheated barn overnight. Without any idea of who or why anyone could be angry with her. I loved this book. I will say that my enjoyment of this series has not been consistent.
I have enjoyed each book, but not each book is as good as a couple have been.
This book combined my interest in genealogy and mystery. I also liked that the author was able to write a great cozy mystery without another murder in a small town. The characters in this book are well-developed. When new characters are introduced you immediately have a sense of who they are and perhaps, why. The setting is great. I love old farms and this book series plays right into that. This book could definitely stand alone, but over all this series is worth reading.
I look forward to reading book 6. I've been a fan of this series from the start. I enjoy the rural setting and find the characters both likable and realistic.
Bitter Harvest is a true mystery, not a murder mystery. In this book, Meg is threatened by events. Small happenings that taken together are chilling but apart smack of coincidences. Worse, there is no obvious villain, unless you count the western Massachusetts winter. The subplot concerns an antique sampler stitched by a year old ancestor of Meg's that tells a heartbrea I've been a fan of this series from the start. The subplot concerns an antique sampler stitched by a year old ancestor of Meg's that tells a heartbreaking tale of death.
On a stormy night, all of these elements come together leaving Meg, Seth, and Bree to resolve them. This is a wonderful read in which we get to know the nuances of Meg's and Seth's relationship and glimpse behind the curtain into the whys of their behavior. Except for crazy photos. Those get shared on Facebook. Photo by Sarah Deutsche. In other words, you kinda have to be there to understand it. Now they number affi. My blog silence is the sound of writing. Hey, it's me, the absentee landlord of this here blog.
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