Eternal Craving (Gods of the Night Series #2)

Eternal Craving (Gods of the Night Series #2)

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by Nina Bangs
     
 

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

Overview

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.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780843957938
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Series:
Gods of the Night Series, #2
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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The author of more than 16 novels to date, Nina Bangs has published with Dorchester and NAL. Nominated for four Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards, she won in 2009 for Best Shapeshifter Romance (Eternal Craving).

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Eternal Craving 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
jjmachshev More than 1 year ago
Hubba hubba. A group of eleven Alpha males brought to this time to save humanity...and did I mention they're all WAY hot predators? Just yummy. "Eternal Craving" is the next book in Nina Bangs' 'Gods of the Night' series about deadly predators in human bodies fighting an alliance of evil to save humans from the end of the world as predicted by the Mayan calendar. I loved the first book and couldn't wait to get my hands on this ARC of the second in the series. This time we learn about Al. An innocuous name for a rapacious predator who lives for the kill. Al's having a bit of difficulty adjusting to life as a human in these modern times. About the only read feelings he haves are those of anger and hatred toward the leader of the Eleven. Then Jenna shows up and suddenly Al is accosted by all these 'feelings' and he has no idea what to do about them...well, he certainly knows what he'd like to do about SOME of them! Jenna is a tabloid reporter who only came to Philadelphia to check out her sister's new husband and make sure her sister is OK. Her reporter's nose is telling her there's no way this group of what must be the best looking men on Earth are anything but dangerous. Two nights into her visit she learns just how dangerous and that her visit was foreseen by the leader of the Eleven. Not only that, but she's the Key to defeating the Being currently working to cause mass death and chaos in Philadelphia. If that wasn't enough, she's becoming attached to Al and when she learns what loving Al means, Jenna will have to scrape up every bit of courage she can find to keep her 'man'. I'm still loving this series. I was glued to the pages and reading as fast as I could to try and keep up with the action. I think Bangs' combination of startling anti-heroes, Mayan prophecy, and the question of good vs evil is so very different from what's currently available in the romantic urban fantasy/paranormal romance genre. If you're looking for a broad cast of supernatural beings, it's here. We've got vampires, shifters, weres, demons, Fae and most interestingly...three or four Beings I'm still waiting to figure out what the heck they are...other than powerful. As far as pacing goes, the action unfolds at a slower pace at first and then shifts into hyperdrive towards the end. While there is violence, it's not gruesomely depicted or overly emphasized...it's just part of life with the Eleven. There are also further hints about the leaders on both sides of the struggle and their possible pasts. The more I learn, the more I want to know. Bangs also writes smoldering love scenes. The relationship between our hero and heroine isn't instant, and considering the short time scope of the book, I liked that. Our uber-Alpha hero and his confusion with these new emotions was at times comical, but never silly. His basic drives to protect and possess are part and parcel of the blending of past and present lives. And our heroine with her refusal to ignore the current reality and force herself to learn to cope...well, I only wish I had as much courage. My biggest problem now will be waiting for the next release! I couldn't find any information on exactly how long my wait will be, but to be honest...any wait is too long for me.
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LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
The battle that began in Houston, to stop "the Nine" from destroying mankind, has moved on to Philadelphia. 'Nine' has been banished to the cosmos, to wait another sixty five million years for the next chance to create chaos. Fin has brought the Gods of the Night to Philly to find and stop 'Eight' from succeeding where his comrade in destruction failed. When investigative (tabloid) reporter Jenna Maloy comes looking for her sister, she gets so much more than she bargained for. Jenna has written about alien abduction stories, and many other weird tales as well, but she never thought she would be living one of those stories. First there's something, well, different about her sister's new husband and his friends. When Jenna discovers that there are many things to fear, and they are all real, she is stunned. Vampires, demons and werewolves are just the tip of the iceberg in this new world she has fallen into. Then she meets Al Endeka, and the attraction is so far over the top, she doesn't know what to believe. Can Jenna really be the key to stopping Eight, just as her sister stopped Nine? Can she soothe the beast in Al, and accept what he offers? Will all of the Gods of the Night survive this battle with Eight and his minions? This is the second book in the Gods of the Night series, and it is just as action packed as the first. The characters continue to fascinate and draw me in to the story, this time with the added tension of a possible vampire political upheaval along with the search for the evil 'Eight' and the rising passion between our hero and heroine. Nina Bangs has done a marvelous job of mixing fantasy with real locations, and keeping the reader on the edge throughout the story. Jenna Maloy is a tabloid reporter, suspicious by nature and determined to find the story behind her sister's sudden marriage and move. She is resilient, and learns to roll with the changes as each new paranormal creature proves to be real. I got a kick out of her reaction when she finally realized she was sitting on the greatest expose of her career, and she couldn't publish a word of it. I also loved that along with her courage at accept all that Al is, she was also smart enough to not tell him what she thought would hurt him. Al is the least 'civilized' of the ten at first. He doesn't want to be human, and has to practice at control. But he vows to protect Jenna, and as he spends time with her, he begins to respect and then to care for her. Of course, he is the image of the 'bad boy' type: long hair, scruffy jeans and all. And the man is sin on two legs. All of the characters in these books, the males anyway, are perfectly created for maximum hottage. There are some sad moments in this one, and there is the loss of one of the good guys, creating a gap in the fighting forces for good. But as Fin says, sometimes the bad guys get lucky. I love the concept behind these books. The combination of the Mayan prophecy, and dinosaur shifters is just too delicious to be ignored. The twists and intrigues in this one make for one very captivating story, and I can't wait for more in this series. Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews
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tazspeck More than 1 year ago
Overall this was a good book. It took me a little while to get into the characters as opposed to the first in this series Eternal Pleasure. The characters were well thought out and memorable. Al really made the story interesting with his dark mood. It was difficult to know whether to root for him and hope she hooked up with the vampire character Jude in the beginning. I would keep this in my libary however and read again as I loved the first and cant wait for the next in the series. It was a little rocky starting out but was a great read and would recommend for anyone that enjoyed the first book in the series.
misshance More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued at first to say the least. How she pulled in the whole Mayan prediction that the world is going to end with supernaturals. Unfortunatly, it was just a disappointment. It left me with too many questions and the plot was out there, and I am all about twist and turns and new ways to defy life, but a dinosoar soul that is trapped in a human body by a leader that no one knows anything about, who surpresses memories so that no one will remember, that is just dumb. It jut was not enough to make me want to read the rest of the series, and that is saying a lot.
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misty84 More than 1 year ago
I bought this on the advise of a friend and enjoyed the sensuality of this story. I have to admit that I've not read the first of the series, and feel I should to get a fair and clearer grasp for the characters. Overall, though, I feel Eternal Craving is very interesting and the paranormal concepts original!
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