"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
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
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
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