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REVIEW

"Turner is a true storyteller"

Let me say up front, I am not a big vampire reader. I enjoy the occasional one here or there, such as I really love the wonderfully witty and funny ones by Lynsay Sands, Nina Bangs' Woo Woo Inn, and the late Dawn Thompson's Blood Moon series. So when I say newcomer Jennifer Turner really blew me away with her debut novel¯a vampire novel¯you know how strong of a storyteller Turner is. Based on this story, I expect more books from Turner soon, and I will be eagerly waiting to see how her talent grows.

For the past decade, Logan Ellis has lived a harsh life on the streets of New York. She's a figure alone from everything¯society, family, normal life¯and walks the dark underbelly of the ugly side of the uncaring city. To numb herself against this harshness she's been forced to endure, she's even turned to drugs as an escape, and now is addicted to heroin.

Kerestyan Nelek is the "enforcer" for the vampires, to make sure they keep the vampire lifestyle out of the eye of fearful humans. New vampires learning how to make their way in the human world must mind the Ps and Qs of the vampire codes, else they find Nelek there ready to deal punishment for these lapses in vampire laws. Over ten thousand years old he's seen a lot of life ¯vampire and human both. He is to mete out his justice away from the prying eyes of humans, keep their existence secret. Thus when Logan, bumming for a fix, stumbles down a dark alley, and witnesses Nelek dealing out fate to those who dared run afoul of the vamp code, he's forced to face a difficult situation. He knows Logan witnessed everything, knows he cannot let her go. She can either accept a role as a servant to the Nelek family or die.

Nelek is troubled by Logan's responses. Her beautiful, haunting eyes tell him of a past that has left deep scars. It's not long until Nelek wants to possess her, make her immortal, but before anything can be decided he will have to help her through kicking the addiction. Logan is unsure if she is strong enough to kick heroin and embraces Nelek and what he offers, or if death would be a better path¯no more pain in her life.

Eternal Seduction is a dark novel with strong characters. A true storyteller, Turner keeps a fast pace, seasoned well with wit, and offers you an electrifying pair in Nelek and Logan. A wonderful debut novel I highly recommend.

Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted November 26, 2008

SUMMARY

**A PNR Staff Top Pick**

After living on the streets of New York City for over a decade, Logan Ellis admits her perceptions might be a little skewed. But twisted or not, there's a satisfying irony in watching a well dressed vampire stand in the middle of a ghetto alley, windblown trash scraping small circles near his feet. What she finds even more intriguing, is waiting for him to decide whether or not he's going to kill her.

Kerestyan Nelek hasn't quite made up his mind. As the Lord of New York, he can't allow a homeless drug addict, whose memories are packed with knowledge of vampiric existence, to run free in his city. It's not the first time he's been in this situation with a human, it's just the first time in thousands of years he's come face to face with one who doesn't seem to care. And that's what makes the decision so damn difficult.

What horrors would you have to witness before you went numb? How many years would it take for you to feel that way? What would it take to make you care again?

Logan's answers are simple: the worst humanity has to offer, almost thirty…and something she never expected.

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Genre /sub-genre: Dark Paranormal Romance

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Eternal Seduction
by Jennifer Turner

CreateSpace
October 1, 2008
Available: October 8, 2008
ISBN #1440422060
EAN #9781440422065
224 pages
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