Title: Eternal Lovers
Author: V.S. Nelson
Series: Sekhmet’s Series Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 5, 2013
Formats: Paperback/Large Print Paperback/E~Books
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Ancient Legends - New Worlds
Humans weren't the only ones to migrate to America...
When two hidden worlds collide near modern day Lake Michigan, Jennifer, a young Native American, is confronted with the reality not everything is as it seems and things do go bump in the night. The questions she has long since asked are answered in this epic tale of self discovery when she meets Gabriel; the director of Guardians Incorporated.
Born in New Tuat, Netchkhet, now known as Gabriel, came to Earth some five thousand years ago to protect the human race, Disillusioned because of an unfulfilled prophecy, he has become cold and distant - even from those of his kind. Secretly, he waits for his enemy to take his head so he may leave this world for good.
Can a tiny Selkie melt his hardened heart and restore his faith in a power far greater than himself? When history repeats itself, can he save her from death's embrace or will they be robbed of a future again?
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Eternal Lovers puts it's own spin on paranormal romance by combining Egyptian mythology, Scot/Irish mythology and even aliens to create the world that Gabe and Jennifer inhabit. We are introduced to the Guardians are introduced into the war ongoing between them and others of the same alien race also here on earth.
I enjoyed the relationships that were built not only Gabe and Jennifer's but also the relationships between the all the Guardians, their lifemates, the extended family as well as other of the nation. There is a LOT going on in this book and in an effort to not info dump a ton on us for the first half of the book we are given background info on characters along the way. I appreciate not having everyone's life story dumped on us at once however in many cases the pause to give us background really interrupted the natural flow of the plot.
The story was good, it was a new twist in the vampire world which is always fun. The characters are all set up for the rest of the series as well as providing us backstory on most of the characters as well. We do have some steamy scenes as well as a brief m/m scene.
EXCERPT TAKEN FROM CHAPTER SIX
“Now, let’s start from the beginning, because heaven help me, I have no idea what just happened upstairs. All I know is, I was in the billiard room when Jennifer came running in, grabbed me and pulled me to the dance floor. She told me a wild story about being stalked by a pimp, describing you as her stalker… Then I look up and see your red eyes and fangs glaring at me… Can you explain any of this?”
“She called me a PIMP? A fucking PIMP? Of all things, a PIMP, I can’t believe she actually has the audacity to call me that.”
He sauntered across the room, paused then tipped up the bag. After draining it, he shook his head then turned back to him. “Really, a pimp?”
Raphael smiled and nodded yes.
He stomped over and threw the empty bag of blood in the trash can with so much force the impact turned the can over. He plopped himself into a chair while running his fingers through the top of is hair; mumbling to himself more than talking to Raphael. What had he done? And better yet why?
Raphael burst out in a roar of laughter.
Gabriel stood up, straightened his black Italian custom silk suit which had been tailored to fit his 6’8”, 280lb frame and glared back at him. “What is so fucking funny?”
“You… Gabe, my friend, look at your self. You’re a walking fucking disaster. Come on, lighten up. So the broad called you a pimp. Can’t you see the humor in it?”
V.S. Nelson has always enjoyed reading stories with strong relationships and happy endings so it’s not surprising she found herself writing across the romance genre. Even her commercial fiction, Sins of a Man, the memoirs of a Mafia Hit man, is layered with romantic elements.
Landing in Arizona, after an exciting teaching career, which took her to the Middle East for several years, she lives in Arizona where she spend most of my time making love to her computer while writing, editing or researching, seven to ten hours a day. The days she’s not writing, you will find her with my critique partners at Starbucks, attending or presenting a workshop or at a RWA meeting.
Being a Native American woman and a Scorpio, she’s always had a fondness for history, mythology, the occult, and the unexplained events which have occurred on this world we call home. It was no wonder she found herself writing a paranormal series.
She enjoys hearing from readers, fans and people with similar interests. They are more than welcome to contact her...