This short story is Larissa Ione doing what she does best: steaming up the pages until they are practically on fire. Amazon.com places this book before Ecstasy Unveiled but since it references the couple from that book, I think it belongs after it. It’s not a big deal either way. This is really a stand-alone story with a cameo from Tayla & Eidelon at the end and can really be read at any point.
Our main characters are two demon hunters, Kaden and Andrea. Kaden has been captured by the vampires he was hunting and turned into one. Andrea goes in to find him, fearing the worst, since he is not only a fellow hunter, but also her lover. When her mission goes wrong, and she is trapped in a cell with him, she finds out he is more man than monster. In fact, they can’t keep their hands off each other. But what kind of future can they have if the vamps want Andrea dead and their fellow hunters will turn on Kaden once they learn what he has become?
The original version of this short story appeared in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2, but the ebook version of the story has two new chapters that give it a much-needed ending. It was a quick read, but very, very sexy. Definitely worth $1.99.
4 1/2 stars.
Eternity Embracedby Larissa IoneRelease Date: January 29, 2011