"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
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted November 26, 2008
**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
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.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Genre /sub-genre: Dark Paranormal Romance