Friday, June 27, 2014

Smexy Reads: Eternity and a Day by Aline Hunter


Series: Desires of the Otherworld
250p.
Available Now
Source: From author for review
Dreading the one night per tide he’s forced to travel between the realms, Draigen Eric Locke has only one desire on Samhain – to retrieve the fae transporting daemon relics through the realms and escort her to the Dark Court to face the sidhe king. When he mistakenly recovers the wrong fae, the dragon under his skin responds in a way he never could have predicted, and he discovers he’s found the woman destined to him by the Fates – his Chosen. 
Runa Charon is an anomaly among her kind, the mortal offspring of a human and a fae. Unlike other sidhe, she longs to experience pleasure instead of pain, love instead of lust. Immortally strong but mortally fragile, she’s been sheltered all of her life. When the opportunity to meet a Draigen from the Otherworld arises, she can’t resist the temptation and travels to meet the man who will change her destiny. 
Unlike other netherworld creatures, Draigen mate for life, choosing to follow the path of their beloved mate in this reality or the next. Knowing a future can only span one lifetime, will they settle for less than an eternity? Or will they be grateful for the gift of each day?
My thoughts:
This series is considered erotic, but there is much more here. To me this was more UF and fantasy with a side of erotica. So, I enjoyed it more than I usually do with this kind of genre. I often want more plot, more world building and not just the smexy and you get it with this book.

 I did enjoy Eric (dragon shifter!) but there were times when I wanted to kick his arse. Yea, a common problem with a lot of alpha males, but he does recognize when he is an arse and he does try his best to rectify it by giving Runa control of the relationship until she is comfortable. They also have a lot of smexy times but it doesn't run over the story.

My fave characters are actually the secondary characters. In fact Runa's brother and best friend seem to have a bigger role than expected. I would love to read their stories. Still, in some ways they outshined our couple in this book but not so much I didn't enjoy Runa and Eric's romance.

I enjoyed this first book in the series and I give this book 3 1/2 stars. I recommend it to those who enjoy fantasy with a side of smexy. :)

24 comments:

  1. I'm like you, I want a nice balance between plot, worldbuilding and sexy-times, and I'm glad to hear this has it all. I can't count the number of alphas I've wanted to kick in the butt whilst also crushign on them so I'm sure Eric and I will get along just fine. :-) Lovely review!

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    1. I agree. When it is too heavily sided it actually gets tedious. This had a good balance.

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  2. Oh my gosh. How have I not seen these? Dragons? (I totally did a little gasp there lol) And fusion erotica? Gah. Love it. Thanks for the heads up Melissa!

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  3. *perks up* Dragon shifter you say? YES!!!! And even though he can be a bit of an ass, I'm glad he at least owns up to that shortcoming and tries to fix it as best he can. Yes to fantasy. Yes to smexy. Yes to dragons:)

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  4. Ooh! I like the sound of this. Like you - I need some plot with my sexy.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Karen, you've changed. ;)

      I do think you would enjoy her writing.

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  5. Hmm it's a little more than an erotic story I think I could like it as well. thanks for the review.

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    1. Yes, and I enjoyed it so much because of that. :)

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  6. Ah, the alphahole. At least he realized it -- not all of them do. This cover doesn't read as erotic to me...not that that means anything. Just an observation!

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    1. Alphahole. Love it. Must use that from now on. :D

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  7. Woot for awesome secondary characters and Eric even if he needs a kick now and then.

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  8. I can only stare at the cover. That ring is around his...ahem

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  9. Oh you have me curious I like the blending of genre in this.

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  10. YAY! Great review, Melissa! I don't mind when things get erotic, but I NEED a story too. This sounds like a great balance, and I'm always on the lookout for new UF series ;)

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  11. Oh this sounds interesting! UF with erotica ... nice. And a dragon shifter? Now I've got to check this out.

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  12. I'm always looking for novels that are deeper than just erotica, so this is exactly what I need. Thanks for such a helpful review, Melissa!(:

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  13. Oh this one sounds interesting since it's not all sexy times (everyone likes their sexytimes but if there's not plot then the sexy time's are boring)

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  14. I too enjoy that there is an overall balance to the story. Not too much of one thing. Nice review.

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  15. I don't generally read erotica so it's nice to know that this is more than that. I hadn't heard of it before but I'm glad you enjoyed!

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  16. I've not read any of her books as they are more erotica than I like to read. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  17. ha secondary characters outshine the leading couple? interesting, I seen it happen. At least they kept it fresh?

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