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A Whisper Of Eternity by Amanda Ashley

A Whisper Of Eternity (edition 2004)

by Amanda Ashley

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Title:A Whisper Of Eternity
Authors:Amanda Ashley
Info:Zebra (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:Your library, Paranormal

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A Whisper of Eternity by Amanda Ashley



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A story about a man looking for his soulmate over the centuries is never a bad thing and this was a good story. The premise is simple, an artist moves into an old house and meets a man on the beach. What she doesn't know is that this man is a vampire and she's already lived many lives with him, each time with a tragic ending where she has died in his arms after refusing to allow him to turn her into a vampire.

It's amazing the similarities that I got with [b:Twilight|41865|Twilight|Stephenie Meyer|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1275613536s/41865.jpg|3212258] at times even though the storyline is different. It was so apparent at times (the younger rival for Dominic's affections who Tracy ultimately feels less for than she does for Dominic despite having some sort of strong emotional tie to him, the mention of North American Indians having their own theories about vampires, Dominic's insistence on a marriage before he slept with Tracy...) that I actually ended up checking the dates to see if this was influenced by Twilight or vice versa (this was apparently earlier).

There were parts of this I really enjoyed - the flashes of the earlier lifetimes were diverse in terms of when they were, Dominic was the perfect romantic hero - powerful, possessive, attractive, loyal, dangerous, romantic yada yada yada and I enjoyed that the powers were far more traditional vampire with the ability to manipulate thoughts, turn into mist and yes, sleep in a coffin and burn in the sun.

Depite that though there were other parts I didn't like - Tracy often seemed ungrateful and unfeeling towards Dominic (to the extent that he contemplates killing himself), her flirtation with Bryan felt wrong and selfish, the 'drama' between the vampires almost didn't feel big enough and the tidy ending of Bryan and Dominic's creator was just a little too tidy.

It's being a bit nit-picky - this book isn't supposed to be a masterpiece, but it is a good, quick read and blends the romance and supernatural well. You might not care about Tracy, but you can't help but want Dominic to be happy and be glad that he gets his hearts desire after centuries. It's maybe not a book that will appeal to all, but it's a nice way to kill a couple of days. ( )
  sunnycouger | Sep 20, 2013 |
Another good novel from Amanda Ashley. Sexy vampire with plenty of twists to keep you interested, good pace, and well written. ( )
  A_S_Johnson_author | Sep 28, 2011 |
I found the story rather predictable. ( )
  sandyg210 | Jul 4, 2009 |
I liked this book it was really good... ( )
  Converselover | May 1, 2009 |
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When artist Tracy Warner purchases the rambling seaside house built above Dominic St. John's hidden lair, he recognizes in her spirit the woman
he has loved countless times over the centuries.

Drawing her into the fascinating,seductive world of the vampire, he aches to believe that this time she will not refuse his Dark Gift. But when Dominic's ancient rival appears in Sea Cliff, hungry for territory and power, Tracy becomes a pawn in a deadly game. To save her-and the passion that burns between them-Dominic must
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Artist Tracy Warner is drawn to darkly sensual Dominic St. John, a vampire, who, while dwelling in the dark recesses of her newly purchased house, shows her the infinite possibilities of everlasting love, until an ancient evil arrives, determined to tear them apart.… (more)

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