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Eternal Pleasure (Gods of the Night, Book 1) (Leisure Paranormal Romance)

by Nina Bangs

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Kelly Maloy, is Ty Endeka designated driver for the next few weeks. Kelly takes the job, because its the best offer for you financially, however she never imagined that accepting such a job, would definitely change her life forever. Ty Endeka, is one of the Eleven, a T-Rex, and very unpredictable and having recently come into this new life, that is much different from his last one. Kelly, is brought into a battle, that doesn't involve anyone that is human, but full of dangers she can barely comprehend exist in her world. Kelly is strongly drawn toward Ty, and there is a magnetism between the two, one that can't be denied, but as they come together there is also a great danger to them both, one that is pure evil...will their love be enough to survive? Eternal Pleasure is the first in the Gods of the Night series, but is the second one that I have read of the series. I recently read Eternal Prey, and just fell in love with it, so I wanted to read the previous two books. Eternal Pleasure is the beginning of a intense ride of danger, passion, and excitement that will curl your toes. From the first page, I was entranced by the story, I felt like I could relate with Kelly, she was such a endearing character. Kelly, although shocked at first, handles the truth extremely well, she has a inner strength that most don't expect from her. I just fell in love with Eternal Pleasure, there was such a enticing quality about the story that just had me drawn into it. Definitely a story that will take you on a thrilling journey, and one you don't want to miss out on.... ( )
  addictofromance | Mar 14, 2013 |
Okay, so I gave the book another shot, and I'm glad I did. This is probably one of a handful of books where that admirable effort actually made a difference. Despite myself, this book grew on me.Readers of Nina Bangs' (and what an unfortunate choice of pseudonyms) other works will recognize her style in Eternal Pleasure, fast and flippant with no excess scenes or dialogue, but unlike Bangs' other novels, the Gods of Night are meant to be darker and troubled. After all, these are men imbued with the souls of primitive, destructive beasts, creatures of nightmare, savage machines that don't belong in the world of men. The author certainly manages to capture that tension. When we first meet our hero Ty (I bet you can't guess his other form-- the heroine does too), he bears a striking resemblance to our good friend The Caveman. (I'm paraphrasing, but "Me kill now," is a pretty close approximation to his first lines.) I had grave doubts here that were not immediately alleviated by Bangs' continually flip tone. Buffy was never my favorite TV character. I wanted to stop here, but I took the chance. I continued, and I was rewarded. Some chapters in, we're introduced to another element of the story. We learn more about Ty, who is apparently more layered than he first seems. Now this feels more like a romance and less like a Nature special. It also helps that Bangs' world is peopled with lots of other interesting creatures and secondary characters for books to come, especially the oh, so mysterious and reputedly soulless leader Fin (Bangs, you tease). Action: Good. There's enough fighting and fisticuffs to satisfy the bloodthirsty reader, but there is no horror-inspiring description of obscene violence, blood or gore. This is CBS violence, Moonlight rather than Supernatural. In this respect, Eternal Pleasure stays well within paranormal romance. Romance: There are several, requisite near encounters before the final culmination full of tension. The actual bedroom scene is not as clean as a historical, but not as steamy and raw as a Larissa Ione, and taking a page from Romeo's book, the hero makes a rather unlikely declaration. Fortunately, we can move on to the real action immediately afterwards.The ending was anti-climactic in failing to reveal an important event that had been alluded to for most of the book. It would also be nice to see a change of scenery now and again. However, outside of that, I would recommend Eternal Pleasure as a good action paranormal with a couple in-lust (I'm hard pressed to believe the heroine's melodramatic vow of eternal love at the end-- perhaps if the book was longer) and some good twists, and also because dinosaurs are just cool. Yeah, I said it. ( )
  new_user | Jun 17, 2011 |
I really wish I could add more stars as well. I believe that this would be a book that I could pick back up immediately after reading and be just as excited in the adventure as the first time. I found it different formula of paranormal characters to be a great fresh read that did not make me want to blah blah blah yeah yeah shapeshifter this and that.. instead I found that I actually read completely about the character and the structure of their being. ( )
  kellyscott17 | Apr 27, 2011 |
What a great beginning for a series! I read this one in about 2 hours the same day I recieved it. Hot guys who sorta aren't guys (you MUST read it!!) but are hot all the same. A dandy plot which will apparently carry though the series and enough guys to make the series last a good long time. Woo Hoo ( )
  macygma | Mar 30, 2009 |
A unique twist on the paranormal fantasy. I've always loved the writing of Nina Bangs but this new series is going to be great. Fast paced and I hated to put it down. ( )
  stormy50 | Sep 15, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0843959533, Mass Market Paperback)

THE ELEVEN--an alliance of ultimate predators. Primal, lethal, irresistible.

THE PROPHECY--an ancient Mayan prediction that the world will end on 12-21-12.

THE PREY--where can you hide from pure evil?

Kelly Maloy opens her car door to much more than a great looking stranger at the Houston airport. Terror, desire, and a horrible truth climb in with him. She's only supposed to drive Ty Endeka around the city for a few weeks. Too bad no one tells her that once day fades she'll become part of a battle fought in the darkened streets with an enemy that isn't human. And the sensual man who feeds her fantasies hides a soul that gives new meaning to animal magnetism.

Eleven Gods of the Night...
The only creatures more deadly are the ones they've been summoned to destroy.

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The Eleven must use their natural skills and highly developed preternatural strengths to stop the spread of evil by the Lords of Time that is coming in 2012, at the end of the Mayan calendar. While currently incarnated as deadly, handsome men, they have the ability to assume their prior forms-those of gigantic dinosaurs. One of them, Ty Endeka, develops a powerful attraction to his driver, Kelly Maloy. She never expects to be drawn into this world of demons, vampires, werewolves and otherkin, but when the Eleven's mysterious leader, Fin, tells her she has a crucial role to play in the coming fight, she joins Ty in the war to combat the growing evil.… (more)

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