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Eternal Craving (Gods of the Night #2)

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A darkly sexy adventure through the seamier side of the City of Brotherly Love as The Eleven battle to save humankind and Jenna battles to save the soul of an ancient hunter.
ebook, 308 pages
Published May 28th 2009 by Dorchester Publishing Company, Incorporated (first published April 28th 2009)
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Alp
I'm still asking myself, is this the most creative or the weirdest PNR book I've ever read? I don't know whether to laugh or cry!

The dinosaur shapeshifters!!!

When I first picked up Eternal Craving, I didn't know it was the second book in Gods Of The Night series. After reading for a while, I was wondering if I should go back to read the first one but then decided to try continuing it. I found out that there was not a problem to start the series with this book because the author provided enough
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Hubba hubba. A group of eleven Alpha males brought to this time to save humanity...and did I mention they're all WAY hot predators? Just yummy. "Eternal Craving" is the next book in Nina Bangs' 'Gods of the Night' series about deadly predators in human bodies fighting an alliance of evil to save humans from the end of the world as predicted by the Mayan calendar. I loved the first book and couldn't wait to get my hands on this ARC of the second in the series.

This time we learn about Al. An innoc
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Ronda  Tutt
Mar 16, 2010 Ronda Tutt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic Read! HOT!

Wow, what a great follow up to Eternal Pleasure. This God’s of Night series just gets better and more exciting. I couldn’t put the book down because I just had to know what was going to happen next. These dinosaurs are awesome and so savagely sexy with just one look deep into their eyes and they have you stripped and pounding into your heat in a beastly ravaging feast (imagining and licking my lips – time for a cold shower). Al and Jenna’s romance was very adventurous and I l
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Cindi
Apr 07, 2009 Cindi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the most unique PNR series I've ever read. Oh, the concept of immortals coming to earth to save the day has been done before, maybe done to death, but never have the immortals been pre-historic dinosaurs!

That said, the execution of the unique idea could be a little better. I'm probably being a bit tougher than usual because I just came off of Patricia Brigg's 5th Mercy Thompson book Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5), which is a home-run according to most reviews. The difference
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Kerstin
Jul 07, 2015 Kerstin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's a copy of the first one. Somethings are fun but alot doesn't make sense.
Laurie Garrison
Dec 17, 2009 Laurie Garrison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Laurie by: Cathy Bogle
Another hot dinosaur adventure worth reading. I found this one better then the first book. It has all the predicaments as the first just pumped up more, this one carries some sad moments and more humor. You get to learn more about the Mayan prediction and more about Fin and who wouldn’t want to know more about gorgeous Fin;). I really like the new character additions Bangs adds in this book, I think it will be interesting to see them grow.

Few sopilers
Jenna is Kelly’s sister and also a tabloid w
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Cindy
Apr 24, 2009 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read - second book in the THE GODS OF THE NIGHT series.

The heroine of book 1 [Eternal Pleasure:] sister's has come to visit - in truth she's there to check out the new husband and the guys he works with. She finds guys who are as gorgeous as they are dangerous... and discovers her experiences with tabloid journalism haven't even skimmed the highlights of the REAL supernatural world.

The hero is Al, a man with the soul of an allosuarus and anger management issues. He and the heroine are pit
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Tamsin
I am being generous with 3 stars as it did make me chuckle on many occasions, however should there be a sliding scale within the 3 star mark, this would definitely be towards the lower end of it. Basically we have a group of budding alpha males who happen to contain the souls of various dinosaurs who have been awoken after 65 million years in order to help save humanity from a bunch of immortals who want to destroy it. Yup, dinosaurs. Whilst not exactly shapeshifters, when “the 11” are angry or ...more
Cathy
It was a little bit better than the first book in the series. She's come up with a good formula for the series. This makes the romance aspect of the story very predictable, but that's what romance series are about. There are a few interesting developments in the basic premise of "The Gods of the Night" vs. the bad guys. The Fin character is an intriguing mystery. I like the guys and the girls in this series. It still bugs me that the premise is so faulty; no one knows why the bad guys can't kill ...more
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Love this STRANGE new series. I don't know how Nina does it, but she makes it not only work, but rock. This has quickly become one of my favorite series.
Lindsay
Jun 24, 2015 Lindsay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vf-reads
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Jordan
Originally posted at Musings of an Incurable Bookworm

Jenna Maloy travels to Philadelphia to check in on her sister, Kelly, who has been whisked away by her new husband. Jenna has some suspicions, since Kelly only knew her new man for less than a month before they got hitched. In Philadelphia, Jenna meets Al—one of the Eleven—who she finds out actually has the soul of an Allosaurus. Because of course he does. Kelly hasn't actually told her sister anything about the new "family" that she has joine
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Sandy M
Nina Bangs always surprises me when I read her books. There’s usually a little something — the book starts out slow, a certain character bugs me, whatever — that makes me think I’m not going to enjoy the story. Next thing I know, I’m caught up in everything going on and can’t put it down. Same thing with Eternal Craving. The issue with this book? Men who shift into dinosaurs. Please.

And I’ll be damned if I didn’t love every last word of this book, despite my initial eye rolling. I kept thinking
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Brandi
And here we are again. Yet another dino romance read for the Vaginal Fantasy Book Club.

I think I got most of my eye-rolling out of my system when I read the first book in this series three years ago. (Here's my review for that previous book, Eternal Pleasure.) This time, while I was not enthusiastic (to say the least) about reading another book in this series, by this author, I went in knowing what I would find.

And find it I did: some cheesy writing with an overabundance of repeating phrases ("t
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Renee Rearden
Jan 23, 2011 Renee Rearden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*spoiler*

I love finding books about shifters...that aren't the norm.

In Eternal Craving, Al has the predatory instincts, memories and soul of predator...an Allosaurus...all shoved into the body of a man newly woken to his human existence.

Though he's learned enough to pass as a normal person, he could care less about actually being one. He just wants to kill the demons threatening mankind so he can return to his real life with his dinosaur pack.

That is, until he meets Jenna. She arrives on his doo
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Kelly
I remember when I picked up book one a few months back and thought Dinosaur shifters? I don't know about this. I really glad I decided to ignore that inner voice of mine and give this series a try because they are gooooood. Sexy good. Wicked good. Epic good.

I'm still slightly shocked that anyone could find a way to make dinosaurs sexy. I've always seen them as brutal, bloody, survivalists. That Nina Bangs not only made them sexy but found a way to make it believable that they have to find a way
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Steph
Dec 29, 2011 Steph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: death-by-awesome

Again, I am astounded. Again, the character depth and super-special-awesome plot have left me craving (haha, get it?) more. Like an addict, only without that dirty feeling. The small revelations were a delightfully tantalizing tease, miraculously manainge to neither reveal too much or too little. I appreciate the talent it takes for an author to do that, because I would probably struggle to count on one hand the number of books I've read that've pulled it off.

I really liked Al. The way his str
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JoAnna
i read the first of the god of the night series and was excited to read the next in the series. the amalgamation of so many creatures and myths should be overwhelming but nina bangs does an amazing job of making them mesh. the only major plot blunder i didn't like was how the epic battle to banish one of the 9 immortals took place in the last 20 pages of the book and was prematurely ended. i wish it had been longer and more exciting as it should have been the climax of the story and therefore mo ...more
Lover of Romance
Jenna Maloy comes to visit her sister, worried and concerned for her, so when she comes to Philadelphia, she never realized how much her life would change. Al is having a hard time learning to control his urges and instincts, having only been put into a human body only a few months ago, the hunter in him hard to keep in line at times. So when he meets Jenna, his urge to mate becomes only stronger whenever he is near her. Jenna, is shocked when she realizes what Al really is, and the kind of life ...more
Kelly Willcoxbrackeen
Awesomely different

I first read this series at least five years ago. It stuck in my memory the way a great story should but I forgot the author's name and the name of the books. My husband gave me book money for my birthday and I spent three days going through author profiles on Amazon before I stumbled upon the series. The first book of the series isn't available on Kindle so I bought a paperback edition and couldn't wait for it to arrive before I started reading the books. Does it sound like a
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Dawn
Jun 22, 2012 Dawn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, 2012-books
Eternal Craving is the second book in the series where a group of shape shifting dinosaurs are trying to protect humanity from destruction. Jenna who is Kelly’s sister is a tabloid reporter with some deep rooted issues about her relationship with her family. Jenna has followed Kelley to Philadelphia to make sure she is ok and to see firsthand about her, Kelly’s new relationship with Ty. Meanwhile Al, the Allosaurus is not fitting in well with the group, he is moody and hostile towards Fin for so ...more
Jennifer Defoy
I just recently got into paranormal romance, so I'm still feeling my way around the genre. So this book was a little out of my normal reading, but I think it was pretty decent.

I loved Nina Bangs' writing style, and the idea of prehistoric beasts saving humanity was pretty original. However I just didn't love the story all that much. Granted once I got near the end I couldn't put it down.

Bangs' is a great storyteller. Her descriptions are great and her character development is awesome. The stor
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Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
This read was to say the least, peculiar. Paranormal is what I love, Otherkin beings with nonhuman souls in a human body, a read right up my alley. However, the non-human soul being the soul of a dinosaur? That is just a bit weird for my taste, though a very original idea I couldn't wrap my head around it and it didn't allow me to enjoy the read as much as I wanted to. Despite the whole dinosaur thing, I did like the characters themselves and it was an entertaining read. The leader Fin is a very ...more
Astralnature
I'd say it was a 2.5. It was okay once you got at least half the way through. I didn't realize that the female main in this book was the sister of the female main in the last book. That is important because it would have warned me that I was going to be massively annoyed with this book. She is the most obnoxious, pushy, "journalist" minded female. She gets better after she starts to come to terms with her own cowardice but JEBUS CRISP ON TOAST! The author did such a great job with making Kelly a ...more
Donna
Apr 09, 2009 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And now for something completely different... Ok, not completely different but certainly not your run of the mill paranormal romance novel. Nina Bangs writes fun paranormal romances with lots of sexy men & women and fun situations. The Gods of Night series is off her beaten path. Yes, there is romance and lots of creatures of the night but her sexy men are the original uber alphas and the situations they get into are a lot darker than her other series. That said I am really enjoying this ser ...more
Laurie
Apr 20, 2009 Laurie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This Eternal series of books are a bit different than her previous ones. There has been more of a dark edge to the two I have read. If you like Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter books, I think you’ll find the same type of bite to this series of Nina’s. A darkness and a sense of foreboding with these evil doers, Immortals from a different place. It’s different enough too with the guys being dinosaurs of various kinds. And yes I did the same as all of you will; I looked them up on the web to see what ...more
Anita
This is book two of a buddy-warrior vampire paranormal romance series. The band-of-brothers-fighting-evil type, where one man finds his mate in each book. It's clichéd and silly (weredinosaurs? really??), but like cheap drugstore candy, it's craveable and strangely satisfying.

This is the one about Al (an Allosaurus, or something like that) and Jenna (Kelly's sister) getting together. They are in Philly this time, and by the end they off evil villain Eight. You get to learn just a smidge more ab
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L8blmr
Mar 07, 2014 L8blmr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am so conflicted about this book ... about the whole series! Some of the writing is very good, but the whole premise just stretches my imagination almost to the breaking point, which is not a comfortable position. I have become accustomed to all kinds of shape shifters and were-animals, but prehistoric dinosaurs (like there's ANOTHER kind of dinosaur?) make me want to LOL sometimes. Oh, I should also say they have souls, these dinos. Or the men's souls ARE dinosaurs ... see what I mean?

On the
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Michelle ♣ Ndayeni
Dinosaur shapeshifters may seem rather improbable as the heros in a paranormal romance series, but these work. Mostly. No monster porn here -- the sexy times only happen in their human forms -- so if that's your thing, then look elsewhere. It also isn't your typical shapeshifter romance though, for there is an entirely different backstory to why these men are what they are, one that is mostly a mystery though a few hints are given here and there. This book is the second in the series, and while ...more
Ann Decossas
This is the second book in the "Gods of the night series". A series about prehistoric predators in human form that fight evil to save the human race from the end of the world as predicted by the mayan calender in 2012. This book is about Al a predator who lives for the kill, until Fin brings Kelly's( Kelly is from the first book) sister Jenna to town. She is a reporter for "the Scene", a tabloid paper for the unexplained and weird. She notices how good looking all of the eleven are and then see' ...more
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