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Eve of Darkness by S.J. Day

16 Feb

eveofdarknessdayFavorite Lines: “His gaze was dark and intent, roiling with mysterious secrets and dangerous desires. She began to pant. With hunger. With fear.” (ARC p. 22)

One afternoon of raw, spontaneous sex, was all it took to begin the transition from normal young woman to that of a Marked. Raging hormones followed and with the help of a man Evangeline Hollis never thought she’d see again, a new world was unveiled.

As a Marked, Eve must hunt down and destroy evil with the help of two men, brothers, entwined in a deadly rivalry with roots in biblical times.

Eve’s path was solidified when she fell in love and laid down with Alec Caine. It evolved to a new life fighting for survival with the help of Caine and his brother, Reed Abel.

S.J Day’s newest series takes a known biblical tale and modernizes it: Caine  and his lover finding redemption, and Caine and his brother reconciling.

In Eve of Darkness we find the heroine awaiting  her chance for  redemption via celestial audience. Eve still has to survive which means following orders and dodging a serial killer intent on adding her to his collection of dead flowers because who knows when the angels will have time to review her case.

If handled the correct way, biblical stories updated and twisted can become excellent urban fantasy series. Yeah, I’m sure purists would hate this and stomp their feet, but Day did it right.  I found Eve of Darkness to be erotic, exciting and enticing. It is an excellent start to a new series. (Even if I particularly don’t care for the first chapter’s major spoiler, before going back in time and starting with Eve receiving her mark.)

The story goes back and forth in time with cleanly written flashbacks, and an arcing storyline provides momentum. I  guess the best thing I can say is, “Peeing gargoyles will cool you off when the heat from the two sexiest brothers of all time set you on fire.”

Can there be any better endorsement for a new series?

Eve of Darkness will be released April 28.