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"action-packed, high-octane, and wickedly sexy new world"

When 18 year old Evangeline Hollis has a chance encounter with an all too sexy stranger and ends up giving up her virginity to him, she knows that she's hard pressed to ever find another man like Alec Cain. Ten years later, Eve is an up-and-coming interior designer and has just received a job interview with real estate tycoon, Raguel Gardara . The last thing on Eve's mind is that she'll run into yet another devastatingly handsome stranger, who just so happens to eerily resemble Alec. Never being one to engage in casual sex, Eve just can't understand what suddenly makes her decide to have hot, passionate sex in the hallway of her potential employer's hallway with yet another complete stranger.

It turns out there's a reason these two incredibly hot men look so much alike -- they're brothers. But not just any brothers -- the infamous Cain and Abel of biblical times! Not much has changed between the brothers since their birth, including their intense rivalry with each other. Unbeknownst to Eve, her dalliance with the two brothers results in her receiving the Mark of Cain, which means she's now basically a warrior for Jehovah and has to hunt the demons that live on the mortal plain. The only problem? Eve's agnostic, which makes for an interesting time when you're supposedly now in the service of the Almighty.

Between trying to survive demon attacks, dealing with celestial bureaucracy, and being stuck between two sexy-as- sin brothers, both of which are determined to lay claim to her, Eve's life is definitely a whole lot busier than it used to be.

Eve of Darkness is the first of S. J. Day's (aka Sylvia Day) new urban fantasy "Marked" series. I found the premise of this book completely original and fresh within the ever-popular urban fantasy/paranormal genre. I must admit that I was a bit reluctant to read the series. It just didn't seem like it would be all that exciting. Wow, was I ever wrong! From page one I was sucked into this action-packed, high-octane, and wickedly sexy new world that Ms. Day created. Not only did I love the relationship between Eve, Alec, and Cain, but I also loved the twists that were added to the biblical stories I'd grown up hearing. Ms. Day pens a well-written and endlessly inventive new series that I absolutely love. I highly recommend this new series to fans of the paranormal and urban fantasy genre. Ms. Day does not disappoint.

Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted August 26, 2009

SUMMARY

Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.

For Evangeline Hollis, a fling with a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks just became a disaster of biblical proportions. Her indiscretion with a leather-clad, Harley-riding man of mystery has led to a divine punishment: the Mark of Cain. Overnight her life transforms from normal and orderly to dangerous and otherworldly.

Thrust into a world where sinners are drafted into service to kill demons, Eve's learning curve is short. A longtime agnostic, she's startled to find herself maneuvering through a celestial bureaucracy where she is a valuable but ill-treated pawn. She's also become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history...

But she'll worry about all that later. Right now she's more concerned with learning to kill while staying alive. And saving the soul she'd never believed she had.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Eve of Darkness
(Marked: Book 1)
by S. J. Day

Tor Books
April 1, 2009
Available: April 28, 2009
ISBN #0765360411
EAN #9780765360410
368 pages
Paperback
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