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Desire... Demon slayer Andrea Cole has always taken down the demons and vampires she hunts without mercy. But when a fellow slayer is captured and turned into a vampire by a sadistic monster, she must choose between loyalty to her family and the man she loves. Versus Instinct... Kaden Quinn has dedicated his life to slaying vampires, so when he is turned into one, his gre Desire... Demon slayer Andrea Cole has always taken down the demons and vampires she hunts without mercy. But when a fellow slayer is captured and turned into a vampire by a sadistic monster, she must choose between loyalty to her family and the man she loves. Versus Instinct... Kaden Quinn has dedicated his life to slaying vampires, so when he is turned into one, his greatest nightmare comes to life. And when the woman he loves is thrown into a dungeon with him ― as food ― he must battle new instincts and old desires, and choose between his life, and hers. PLEASE NOTE: This is a short novella that originally appeared in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 and the anthology Vampires in Love. It has been expanded for its stand-alone digital release. In the Demonica timeline, it falls between book 3, Passion Unleashed, and book 4, Ecstasy Unveiled, though it can easily be read without having read the Demonica novels.

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Desire... Demon slayer Andrea Cole has always taken down the demons and vampires she hunts without mercy. But when a fellow slayer is captured and turned into a vampire by a sadistic monster, she must choose between loyalty to her family and the man she loves. Versus Instinct... Kaden Quinn has dedicated his life to slaying vampires, so when he is turned into one, his gre Desire... Demon slayer Andrea Cole has always taken down the demons and vampires she hunts without mercy. But when a fellow slayer is captured and turned into a vampire by a sadistic monster, she must choose between loyalty to her family and the man she loves. Versus Instinct... Kaden Quinn has dedicated his life to slaying vampires, so when he is turned into one, his greatest nightmare comes to life. And when the woman he loves is thrown into a dungeon with him ― as food ― he must battle new instincts and old desires, and choose between his life, and hers. PLEASE NOTE: This is a short novella that originally appeared in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 and the anthology Vampires in Love. It has been expanded for its stand-alone digital release. In the Demonica timeline, it falls between book 3, Passion Unleashed, and book 4, Ecstasy Unveiled, though it can easily be read without having read the Demonica novels.

30 review for Eternity Embraced

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alp

    4.5 Stars. Very short but amazing! I finished this novella in one sitting. Larissa Ione is the best!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alex is The Romance Fox

    This was one that I hadn’t read in Larissa Ione’s fantastic Demonica Series and to be honest I don’t think I got anything amazing out of this very very short novella….44 pages!!! Really!!! I am so not a fan of short stories/novellas…most of them feel like …..shall we make a wee bit more cash out of our fans!!!! What exactly do we get out of these pages that are an important addition to the series??? Allright, so we now know how Kade Quinn, vampire slayer, is turned into one himself and how the w This was one that I hadn’t read in Larissa Ione’s fantastic Demonica Series and to be honest I don’t think I got anything amazing out of this very very short novella….44 pages!!! Really!!! I am so not a fan of short stories/novellas…most of them feel like …..shall we make a wee bit more cash out of our fans!!!! What exactly do we get out of these pages that are an important addition to the series??? Allright, so we now know how Kade Quinn, vampire slayer, is turned into one himself and how the woman he loves, Andrea Cole, vampire slayer as well, will deal with his new “status”. We don’t get enough about these two characters to be able to truly engage with them. Their story was far too short for that. It was a nice enough in-between in the series and I did like the little snippet of Tayla Mancuso and Eidolon, who I adored in the 1st book of this series, Pleasure Unbound….https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠

    This is all about making lemonade out of life's lemons, vampire style.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    I admit I like free shit. I also admit I’m not entirely rational in my thought process. For example, I happily hand over my Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime Conference fees and feel like I’ve won the lottery when I receive a bag filled with books. Seriously, this ends up being one of the major highlights of these conferences. So in my continued pursuit of this high, minus the conference fees, I have decided to scour Amazon for the best free short stories and books available. With that being said, I admit I like free shit. I also admit I’m not entirely rational in my thought process. For example, I happily hand over my Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime Conference fees and feel like I’ve won the lottery when I receive a bag filled with books. Seriously, this ends up being one of the major highlights of these conferences. So in my continued pursuit of this high, minus the conference fees, I have decided to scour Amazon for the best free short stories and books available. With that being said, let’s get to the review. While ETERNITY EMBRACED packed plenty of passion into 44 pages, which should be enough to satisfy more than a few paranormal romance readers, this story still felt unsatisfying. I had trouble buying Andrea and Kaden’s relationship within this tale’s boundaries. A few more backstory details might have actually improved this story’s momentum and made all that followed a bit more realistic. But, otherwise, it wasn’t bad, as the pace and dialogue help up fairly well. And it cost me less than an hour of my time. On the other hand, I won’t actively seek out more of this author’s work, as I didn’t exactly become more endeared toward vampires. Instead of embracing the undead, my first inclination would be to punch the unsuspecting fool and then hightail it out of there.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sophia Triad

    This is the story of two demon hunters, Kaden and Andrea. When Kaden is captured by vampires and he is turned into one, he thinks that his life is over. He refuses to live, he refuses to drink blood. Unfortunately Andrea is captured by the same vampires and she is thrown into his cell. Bloodlusted Kaden will try to keep away from her, but the hunger is consuming him. Their love will survive this test and Andrea will convince Kaden that he is not the monster he thinks he is. Now they just need to f This is the story of two demon hunters, Kaden and Andrea. When Kaden is captured by vampires and he is turned into one, he thinks that his life is over. He refuses to live, he refuses to drink blood. Unfortunately Andrea is captured by the same vampires and she is thrown into his cell. Bloodlusted Kaden will try to keep away from her, but the hunger is consuming him. Their love will survive this test and Andrea will convince Kaden that he is not the monster he thinks he is. Now they just need to fight the other vampires and the other Aegi guardians who want Kaden dead. Maybe the New York unit where Kynan and Tayla work could help them. We will definitely see more of this couple in later books. An excellent short story packed with action and unstoppable love.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

    Set in the Demonica world, Andrea and Kaden are both Aegi guardians but when Kaden is turned into a vampire, Andrea is forced to kill the man she loves. I loved the story and the only complaint is that I wish it were longer. There is some mention of the New York cell where Kynan and Tayla work, but otherwise there is no real overlapping of the others in the series.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Marta Cox

    Three and a half because it’s short ! I absolutely adore the Demonica series and can’t believe that I hadn’t got round to reading this novella that connects. It’s previously been published before in anthologies but for some reason I’d missed it. This is different because it’s not set in Underground General Hospital New York but instead the action takes place in Portland, Oregon . Andrea and Kaden are both Aegis Guardians working to protect humanity from the paranormal nasties but when Kaden is cap Three and a half because it’s short ! I absolutely adore the Demonica series and can’t believe that I hadn’t got round to reading this novella that connects. It’s previously been published before in anthologies but for some reason I’d missed it. This is different because it’s not set in Underground General Hospital New York but instead the action takes place in Portland, Oregon . Andrea and Kaden are both Aegis Guardians working to protect humanity from the paranormal nasties but when Kaden is captured by Vampires a squad is sent to release him if still human or stake him if he’s been turned. So two demon hunters who have only recently found each other and yet their relationship is still pretty much in the air. Both have suffered great loss and yet it’s clearly Kaden who has held back. Andrea so much wanted to find Kaden still human but in life you don’t always get what you wish for. Still she’s not giving up and I liked that the author had a believable solution to the problem. Plus we meet up with two old favourites but my lips are sealed. Yes it’s short but it’s still a steamy ride and it was lovely to get a little background on Kade. I feel like reading the whole series again now as I realise just how much I’ve missed this world.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jen Davis

    This short story is Larissa Ione doing what she does best: steaming up the pages until they are practically on fire. Amazon.com places this book before Ecstasy Unveiled but since it references the couple from that book, I think it belongs after it. It's not a big deal either way. This is really a stand-alone story with a cameo from Tayla & Eidelon at the end and can really be read at any point. Our main characters are two demon hunters, Kaden and Andrea. Kaden has been captured by the vampire This short story is Larissa Ione doing what she does best: steaming up the pages until they are practically on fire. Amazon.com places this book before Ecstasy Unveiled but since it references the couple from that book, I think it belongs after it. It's not a big deal either way. This is really a stand-alone story with a cameo from Tayla & Eidelon at the end and can really be read at any point. Our main characters are two demon hunters, Kaden and Andrea. Kaden has been captured by the vampires he was hunting and turned into one. Andrea goes in to find him, fearing the worst, since he is not only a fellow hunter, but also her lover. When her mission goes wrong, and she is trapped in a cell with him, she finds out he is more man than monster. In fact, they can't keep their hands off each other. But what kind of future can they have if the vamps want Andrea dead and their fellow hunters will turn on Kaden once they learn what he has become? The original version of this short story appeared in Love Bites: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2, but the ebook version of the story has two new chapters that give it a much-needed ending. It was a quick read, but very, very sexy. Definitely worth $1.99. 4 1/2 stars.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Siobhan

    Eternity Embraced is a short story in the Demonica world, occurring between Desire Unchained and Passion Unleashed. I had a bit of a debate about whether to give this one a three-star rating or a four-star rating, as I would actually consider it a three-point-five star read, but in the end I opted to round down. It’s not that I disliked this story, merely that it was not quite to the same level of amazing as the rest of the series. Eternity Embraced is a bit of a cliché in terms of storyline, but Eternity Embraced is a short story in the Demonica world, occurring between Desire Unchained and Passion Unleashed. I had a bit of a debate about whether to give this one a three-star rating or a four-star rating, as I would actually consider it a three-point-five star read, but in the end I opted to round down. It’s not that I disliked this story, merely that it was not quite to the same level of amazing as the rest of the series. Eternity Embraced is a bit of a cliché in terms of storyline, but Larissa Ione does enough with it to add her own spin and integrate it into the Demonica world. It’s short and sweet, but it does enough to pull you into the storyline. You can complete it in no time at all, but you will leave satisfied with the story. It is not a necessary story to understand the rest of the series. It is a standalone in every way possible, giving us a short story of characters we do not encounter in the main series. Due to this you can read it without having read the rest of the series, allowing you an insight into what you can expect. If you’re a fan of the series, you can read it for a step back from the main storyline, a way to stay in the world without diving deep into the main events. However you approach this, it’s a fun little addition to the Demonica world. It may not be my favourite story in the series, but I enjoy it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ronda Tutt

    Excellent! HOT! Another great read by Larissa Ione - a world where the Ageis known as Guardians hunt down the creatures of the underworld but when one of them actually becomes one of those creatures, where do they turn? I love the fact that they still find in themselves that they still hold that sense of humanity but with intensified sences, that they still have feelings and still love, and mainly that they realize there will always be the good, the bad, and the ugly no matter what world you come Excellent! HOT! Another great read by Larissa Ione - a world where the Ageis known as Guardians hunt down the creatures of the underworld but when one of them actually becomes one of those creatures, where do they turn? I love the fact that they still find in themselves that they still hold that sense of humanity but with intensified sences, that they still have feelings and still love, and mainly that they realize there will always be the good, the bad, and the ugly no matter what world you come from. Great story and the erotic scene was HOT! I wanted more and couldn't believe how fast I read this short story, I litterly couldn't put it down.

  11. 4 out of 5

    namericanwordcat

    The Aegis has never been my favorite group in this world but this is a lovely couple coming out of the group. It is a sweet romance of a couple that is already together when the hero becomes a vampire. I don't think the novella gives enough space to deal with the paradigm shift the that the heroine and hero need to overcome but the romance and adventure is fierece.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Dee

    Originally read in May 2011 rated ★★★★ Re-Read July 2013 and still rated as ★★★★

  13. 4 out of 5

    Julianna

    Reviewed for THC Reviews "4.5 stars" Eternity Embraced is a short novella that falls between Ecstasy Unveiled and Sin Undone in Larissa Ione’s Demonica series. A large part of the stories up to this point in the series have taken place in New York, which is where Aegis headquarters and Underworld General Hospital are located. Except for a very small part at the end, Eternity Embraced takes place on the opposite coast in Portland. It introduces readers to two new characters who I’m pretty sure hav Reviewed for THC Reviews "4.5 stars" Eternity Embraced is a short novella that falls between Ecstasy Unveiled and Sin Undone in Larissa Ione’s Demonica series. A large part of the stories up to this point in the series have taken place in New York, which is where Aegis headquarters and Underworld General Hospital are located. Except for a very small part at the end, Eternity Embraced takes place on the opposite coast in Portland. It introduces readers to two new characters who I’m pretty sure haven’t been seen in any of the novels that came before it. Both Andrea and Kaden are Aegis Guardians who have also been lovers for a while when the story opens. Kaden was sent to infiltrate a clan of vampires, but ended up being captured by them instead. A couple of weeks later, Andrea and her team are sent in to see what happened and to kill the vampires. She unsurprisingly finds that Kaden has already been turned by them, but despite her Aegis training which compels her to destroy all vampires, she finds that she simply can’t kill Kaden. But when she’s locked in a cell with him in his newly turned and very hungry state, he may end up killing her instead. Andrea has lost everyone important in her life, which plays a big part in her inability to kill Kaden even though he’s now a vampire and her training dictates that he should die. I like that she thinks for herself, though, and that her love for him is strong enough to see past what he is to find the man she loves underneath this new exterior. I also liked that despite now being a vampire, Kaden still loves Andrea and wants to protect her. Unfortunately he feels he is one of the biggest threats to her safety, which is why he insists that she kill him. But when forced into an impossible situation, I loved how his love for her keeps him in check. The fact that Andrea and Kaden are already in an established relationship when the story opens makes the rapid progression of certain elements much more believable. I also liked how they managed to skirt Aegis rules to find their HEA ending. The cameos by Tayla and Eidolon were appreciated as well. In fact, one whole scene is written from Tayla’s POV. Overall, in spite of its brevity, I found Eternity Embraced to be a very good addition to the series. Eternity Embraced was originally published in the anthology, The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2: Love Bites, but was later expanded and re-edited for a stand-alone ebook release.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile

    Dnf After enduring Gem in the previous books I'm really not in the mood for another h who tells the H she's in love with him and he reacts badly. In this case maybe his reasons were legitimate but I honestly don't care! Moving on

  15. 5 out of 5

    Crystal ♥ RBtWBC

    Eternity Embraced is a fast paced and entertaining novella, featuring Andrea, a feisty little slayer who’s sexy boyfriend and fellow slayer, Kayden, has been captured by vampires. She enters the vampire’s layer knowing that if he is still alive then he has been changed and she must kill him. But when she finds the same man she loved, minus a heart beat and with a new set of fangs, she is torn between what she has been trained to do and what her heart is telling her. Andrea is determined to make a Eternity Embraced is a fast paced and entertaining novella, featuring Andrea, a feisty little slayer who’s sexy boyfriend and fellow slayer, Kayden, has been captured by vampires. She enters the vampire’s layer knowing that if he is still alive then he has been changed and she must kill him. But when she finds the same man she loved, minus a heart beat and with a new set of fangs, she is torn between what she has been trained to do and what her heart is telling her. Andrea is determined to make a relationship with Kayden work, regardless of his changes but, having a similar experience with his past fiancé, Kayden is reluctant. Andrea must convince him that they can get through this together but also make sure he is kept safe from their fellow Aegis members who now want to hunt him down for being a vampire. This was a great short in the demonica series. It’s listed as Demonica 3.5 so I read this before starting Ecstasy Unveiled, I didn’t think it would have anything from the forth novel mentioned. I was wrong and there was a teeny tiny spoiler at the end, nothing too serious though. I loved the characters, the dialogue between them and the story line, a well-written full story despite being a novella. I was also excited to see Tayla & Eidolon make an appearance. I had to mark this line down because I loved it: “That wasn’t so bad. We kicked ass.” She holstered her stake with her trademark sexy, confident shove home. Oh yeah, he definitely appreciated a hot chick who knew how to handle wood. Pun intended. http://readingbetweenthewinesbookclub...

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jess the Romanceaholic

    This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic. Let me begin by saying that I consider myself a Larissa Ione fangirl. I have completely devoured the Demonica series in its entirety, and am anxiously awaiting her new Lords of Deliverance series, the first book of which (Eternal Rider) is due out in April. That said, while I certainly enjoyed this read, I wasn’t entirely blown away by this short story. Fans of the Demonica series will of course appreciate glimpses into This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic. Let me begin by saying that I consider myself a Larissa Ione fangirl. I have completely devoured the Demonica series in its entirety, and am anxiously awaiting her new Lords of Deliverance series, the first book of which (Eternal Rider) is due out in April. That said, while I certainly enjoyed this read, I wasn’t entirely blown away by this short story. Fans of the Demonica series will of course appreciate glimpses into not only other Aegis chapters, but also a cute, albeit short, interaction between Tayla and Eidolon. I did feel, however, that readers unfamiliar to the series would end up more confused towards the end than they would in reading a story that was not intended as an aside for an already established series. As much as I adore Larissa Ione, I’m going to have to say that this one was only a 3.5/5 for me.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Heather Blair

    I wanted to read something professional but light because I have been reading so much indie stuff, not that some of the indie stuff hasn't been great. But I just wanted to clear my head a bit and remind myself what 'professional' is supposed to look like. I have heard lots of good stuff about this writer and I was hoping she would become a new fave. Well, she won't based on this book. Not that it wasn't decent. I can see liking her style much more in a novel form where hopefully she fleshes out h I wanted to read something professional but light because I have been reading so much indie stuff, not that some of the indie stuff hasn't been great. But I just wanted to clear my head a bit and remind myself what 'professional' is supposed to look like. I have heard lots of good stuff about this writer and I was hoping she would become a new fave. Well, she won't based on this book. Not that it wasn't decent. I can see liking her style much more in a novel form where hopefully she fleshes out her characters and makes me actually care about them. The premise of this novella is a really intriguing one, tho, even if its's been done before in PNR, this was a great new twist. But the characters just felt really flat to me, no life or spark. There were some lol one-liners that I loved and the sex was fairly well-handled, but all in all, I feel kinda meh about it. Still, I think I will try a novel of hers, so not a total loss. :)

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

    I think the only bad thing about this novella is that it's too short but I am glad that Larissa Ione made it a bit longer than it was orginally. It was interesting to see how Kaden, a Guardian turned Vampire, dealt with his circumstances and with Andrea, the Guardian he was/is in love with. Didn't hurt that there were some hot scenes as well. It was also nice to have a bit of Tanya and Eidolon.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Zeek

    I dont know why I bother with these- the shortness of the format ends up just being a major tease and majorly frustrating with not enough payoff to boot. Thank God I didnt shell out the money for the antho this was in- I would have been P.O.'d to be sure. No emotional investment in the characters, a prdictable plot, 20 minutes to start and finish, and I was outtie. Still, it was a Demonica, so it could have been worse. :/

  20. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    Andrea and Kaden are both Gaurdians but when Kaden is caught and turned Andrea has to decide whether she will stick by Kaden or kill him. I enjoyed watching them realize that there is more to a person than their biology. If a person has a good soul, no matter how their bodies change, they still have a good soul.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Louisa

    Great short story, liked seeing more of the world, and yeah, now to read more!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rhonda

    NOT LONG ENOUGH!!!!! This was a nice little Larissa Ione treat. I liked the story, and as always Ione's sense of humor.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    3.5 stars.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn F.

    I read this as part of the anthology The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2: Love Bites Lovers are forced not only to declare their feelings but whether or not they should kill each other. Good story. 3-1/2 stars

  25. 5 out of 5

    Martina Nix Govoni

    Il primo racconto è troppo corto e spezzato per avere dignità, il secondo è molto meglio, ha una sua dimensione e spero per certi aspetti verrà ripreso nei libri della Lords of Deliverance (che sto leggendo ora, quindi non so se ci troverò altri riferimenti).

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sara Emme

    Carino, brevissimo e di conseguenza poco approfondito, ma è comunque piacevole.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    3.5 stars

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tania Godoy

    Muy pero muy corto, y eso es lo malo. De resto genial.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Una historia un poco corta pero muy tierna. Podría haber leído muchísimas más páginas de éstos dos tortolitos.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    The Demonica series has quickly become a paranormal romance genre favorite and if I ever have to go into the hospital, I will pray I go to Underworld General Hospital where the sexy demons, vampires, shifters and other bump in the night lovelies frolic. When I noticed that my book club’s founding mistress got this book, I practically threw myself at her feet begging for a lended copy to read. Wasn’t she amazing for passing it on to me? I think so. And thank you Amazon for allowing lended copies The Demonica series has quickly become a paranormal romance genre favorite and if I ever have to go into the hospital, I will pray I go to Underworld General Hospital where the sexy demons, vampires, shifters and other bump in the night lovelies frolic. When I noticed that my book club’s founding mistress got this book, I practically threw myself at her feet begging for a lended copy to read. Wasn’t she amazing for passing it on to me? I think so. And thank you Amazon for allowing lended copies to be shared! So when I opened my Kindle, I found Kaden and Andrea in that part of the world that is the Demonica series. This is a short novella, so there can’t be a lot of character building and scene setting but the story sucks you in anyway. There’s a newly turned Kaden trying to deal with his past, current and newly discovered feelings and there’s Andrea who can’t seem to quit thinking about sex, even in the midst of a life or death circumstance. It climaxes with a nice wound up scene with some of our favorite characters from the first Demonica book, Eidolon and Tayla. Through it all, Ms. Ione writes some of the hottest sex scenes around. This is a quick but seriously fun read! What I liked: My favorite quote, maybe my second favorite ever comes from this gem. When speaking about vampires and vampire killers: “Oh yeah, he definitely appreciated a hot chick who knew how to handle wood. Pun intended.” It’s THAT sort of sense of humor that keeps me coming back to Ms. Ione’s books. I also want to note that if I were Ms. Ione and I were trying to sell new readers on buying all the Demonica series books, I would start them out with a free version of this novella. It gives you a taste of the style and excitement that is in the Demonica series books and it shows us enough characters to know that all the Demonica books have got to be excellent right??? Of course right (and I haven’t even read all of them)! What I disliked: It was a little hard for me to fall into the belief that while one is about to be killed by either a) one’s former lover who has been turned vampire or b) said bad vampire who turned one’s former lover, that one’s crotch takes over and makes you want hot, molten sex. I really didn’t care for that particular scene BUT, it’s a novella. It’s supposed to be short. It is still is a fun read and you just have to read it for the fun of the story.

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