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Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World #2)

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  33,138 Ratings  ·  1,635 Reviews
“Put Jeaniene Frost on your must-read list!”
New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian

Jeaniene Frost gives us a breathtaking Eternal Kiss of Darkness—a sexy spinoff from her New York Times bestselling Night Huntress series. Urban fantasy and vampire fans, as well as devoted readers of paranormal superstars Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, and Christine Feehan, will devour t
ebook, 384 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Darkness Stars


"I love your scent," he almost growled. "I love it even more now that it's all over my body."-Mencheres

First read 2/26/2014 Reread 11/24/2015

"Dead or not, you must be bored with women telling you how you look like the hottest, most exotic wet dream they've ever had. No wonder the thought of you, grapes, and some scented massage oils crossed my mind - and if you drop that towel again, I'm going to need a cold shower."-Kira

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"Before this, you might have won our war without
4 -5 stars – Vampire/Paranormal Romance

I’m a huge Night Huntress series fan, especially when it comes to my main luv Bones, and I loved yummy Spade’s story First Drop of Crimson. But I’ll admit that in the previous books, although I found Mencheres intriguing for sure, I didn’t really envision him as a leading romantic hero, mainly because I always pictured him in a sort of androgynous way. With his long hair, elegant, regal composure, aloof disposition, and eerie, massive powers, I’d previously
Jul 30, 2010 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal/vampire fans
Before this book, I was not the biggest Mencheres fan--I could really take him or leave him, but after reading Eternal Kiss Of Darkness...oh wow, I really grew to love this dreamy, gentleman vampire! And the things we learn about him? Just amazing...

The book starts out with Mencheres's certainty that his time is growing short--he sees nothing but darkness in his future, with darkness equaling "death". He's not getting any more of his "visions" of the future, he can't deal with the guilt he feels
Alex is The Romance Fox
Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost, is the 2nd book in Night Huntress World duet, which is a spin-off from her best selling Night Huntress Series.

I have always found Mencheres, Egyptian pharaoh, master vampire, 4500 years old and Bone’s sire, a captivating and intriguing character throughout his appearances in the series and I was eager to read his story.
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The story opens up with Kira Graceling a Chicago private investigator, coming to the rescue of Mencheres, whilst he’s being tortured
***4 1/2***

I really enjoyed this vampire romance, it kept my attention and was fun to read. For once, I really liked and admired the heroine. Kira was couragous, smart and actully thought things through before she acted. I like the way she understood Mencheres and stood up for him. I think Frost focused more on Kira's point of view in the story, sometimes I wanted more of Mencheres's thoughts and I wanted more of his background story. But I really enjoyed the views we were given of him and I lik
Bark's Book Nonsense
3 stars.

Honestly the only reason I read this immediately following its lackluster (IMO) predecessor “First Drop of Crimson” was because it was the only unread audiobook left on my Ipod. Me riding home with only my thoughts for company is never a good thing.

Kira is a private investigator who hears a scuffle and walks in on a man on the brink of being slain by . . . ghouls. Not hoodlums dressed as ghouls but genuine, flesh-eating ghouls. Now if this were me I’d shriek like a girl and beat it but
Smokinhotbooks K.C.
Jul 26, 2010 Smokinhotbooks K.C. rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
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I admit, I was on the fence about reading Eternal Kiss of Darkness. Not that I didn’t enjoy First Drop of Crimson, but when an author gives you such memorable characters such as Bones and Cat, it becomes a bit hard to live up to that standard. EKOD starts off with Mencheres who is Bones’s mentor/Godfather/Grandfather in the vampire realm. Enter Kira who happens upon Mencheres being beaten by ghouls - thinking he was merely human she gets herself almost killed by saving him.
Mandi Schreiner
Jul 22, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quote: After last night, Kira knew that his tongue felt like a vibrator set to the speed of Oh Hell Yeah.

Mecheres, master vampire, is over 4,500 years old and has had enough of the undead life. With his viscous wife murdered recently, and his power to see the future gone he is done. Although with his wife’s death it has allowed him freedom to pursue other lovers, no one has tempted him. No one has ignited any sort of passion in him. With his co-ruler Bones now firmly in place as head of
Jul 28, 2010 Christina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
Okay, so this book surprised me and I didn't see it coming.

Firstly because ever since I heard that Mencheres was getting a book, I was never overly interested in his story. I mean, I liked his character, sure, but a whole book about him? Meh. And then I read the first Night Huntress World novel, (Spade's story) and was more than a little put off. Very generic pnr, the hero was boring and unoriginal, whilst the heroine was truly bang-your-head-against-the-wall annoying.

Anyway, I started reading E
Beanbag Love
Nov 20, 2010 Beanbag Love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whew! Mencheres is hot!

This was a good installment in the Night Huntress World series by Jeaniene Frost. Maybe better than Spade's book (although Spade is my #1 hunny bunny). I liked Kira more than Denise, as did many other readers, I think. She's much more capable right from the start and doesn't have a chip on her shoulder the whole way through. Part of the way, yes, but she's a very logical person and gets down to the facts she knows rather than jumping to emotion.

In any case, I loved Spade's
Aug 14, 2010 valee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this one. It has amazing characters and a very good plot. But the whole time I felt like something was missing. I think it was the lack in the romance department. I wanted to see more of Kira and Mencheres. I have finished the book and I still want more of them. They were such amazing characters. This book was suppose to be paranormal romance but it had too much plot development and not as much romance as it should IMHO. And it had such an abrupt ending that made me angry.
I have no idea what to say about this book. I usually form an opinion immediately when reading or at least when I finish. I finished this last night and still have no idea what I really think about it so I will just give some technical comments.

It was a well written and well developed story. It was complex and I think readers who have read her previous series will be better prepared to jump into this vampire world but I was not totally lost not having read any prior books.

This is a darker vampir
4.5 stars

I am very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. There are a couple of reasons for this:

First and foremost, Mencheres had never struck me as having any obvious potential as a romantic, sexy hero. Sure, he was interesting in an ancient and powerful way, but without any sex appeal to speak of.

Secondly, I was slightly spoiled by reading this one out of order – and don’t get me started on the whole issue of a spin-off series not being a spin-off in anything but name. You can
Feb 08, 2011 AH rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

It was with anticipation that I picked up Eternal Kiss of Darkness. I enjoy Jeaniene Frost’s books and I was looking forward to Mencheres’ story. After all, Mencheres is such a powerful vampire and his story had to be great.

Unfortunately, Mencheres’ character fell a little flat for me. For a master vampire, I was expecting a lot of “special talents.” Mencheres seemed a little mopey and self destructive until….the lovely Kira Graceling falls into his life. Kira saved the story for me. It
Heather Tisdale
Sep 26, 2012 Heather Tisdale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kira, a private investigator, ends up being unexpectedly thrown into Mencheres world. She's feisty, stubborn, intelligent, and loyal. It was odd to read about Mencheres because for some reason I always pictured him as being older. Not the young, vibrant man in the story.
Mencheres has an ancient enemy who feels that he is entitled to Mencheres' powers. He's been waiting for millinnia to find a way to force the transfer of power. Now, Mencheres is showing emotions, and getting close to a female f
I'm actually really surprised by my rating for this one. I enjoyed it quite a bit, despite - or possibly because of - Mencheres being one of my least favorite characters from the NH series. I didn't really cut him any slack here; hot sex or no, I wanted a decent story...and there WAS hot sex. My goodness, it made Spade and Denise from the last NHW book look like they were awkward gropey teens... and that's just not sexy at all.

Mencheres... well... I may not give up my preference for Bones... but
So once I finished the book I really wanted to read I was able to get back into this. There's not a whole lot of action. This book is driven more by the relationship and character development which didn't bother me. I wasn't a huge fan of Mencheres in prior books. Nothing against him I just wasn't interested so I didn't have high hopes going into this. I like him more after this book. Not bad for a quick, light read. I'll be glad to get back to Cat and Bones though.
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this, more then I expected, Mencheres didn't seem to have much hero appeal in the other books, but I was wrong. He was brilliant, both smoking hot and a genuinely decent and loving person. Kira was also great, she was likable as she was loyal and warmhearted which was just what Mencheres needed.

Although the Night Huntress series is still in my opnion a lot better, Cat and Bones are just a brilliant couple. But I preferred this much more then FDoC and will be one I read
Nov 18, 2015 Joanita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars, want-pb, gr2015

I have to admit, I was never really interested in Mencheres before. Honestly, he came across as OLD, and unsexy. But I’m so glad that Jeaniene Frost proved me wrong.

Mencheres is tired, alone and weighted down with guilt. Mostly everyone in his life, especially women, has only been attracted to him because of his power or his wealth. No one has ever done anything for him in exchange for nothing. There has always been ulterior motives. Until now….

In order to stop his long-time nemesis from obta

Aug 11, 2010 Alisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so…forget a summary. Let me start out by saying that I loved the heroine of this book, Kira Graceling. She's no-nonsense and smart, with a troubled past and tough life circumstances, but possessing a strong will to survive. Girlfriend rolls with the punches, but also fights for what she sees as just. She is introduced as a brand new character, notably amongst a bunch of people we already know well (and might even love ^_^). Yet she managed to be the one I connected to most. She t
Jennifer Estep
This is the second book in Frost's Night Huntress World series. This book focuses on Mencheres, a centuries-old vampire who has lost his passion for life and is being hunted by an old enemy. But when private investigator Kira Graceling stumbles into his world, Mencheres finds himself attracted to her -- and a reason to keep fighting against the darkness that threatens to swallow him.

I like Frost's books a lot because they're just fun, action-packed reads, but this one wasn't my favorite. I've ne
Jun 08, 2014 AJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first learned that Mencheres was going to get his own book, I thought it would be a little weird to see him as the romantic lead. In the series so far, he has been the calm, enigmatic and, frankly, asexual, uber-powerful master vampire. He proclaims himself to be “older than dirt”, and doesn’t participate in the bantering, or have the in-your-face smuttiness of the other vamps in this series. But he has a smooth elegance about him, and I love the way that that gets explored, and his roman ...more
Mar 27, 2011 willaful rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of intelligent, mature romance characters
My introduction to Frost was the lovely short story “Devil to Pay” in Four Dukes and a Devil; the vampire Mencheres has a major role in that story as a wise and caring protector of his people. I didn’t assimilate the fact that despite his great age and power, he looks very young and hot and I still have a little trouble remembering that about him! But I loved seeing him as a romantic hero and Frosts spices things up with fun scenes like hot bubble baths and sexxing on the ceiling. I will never t ...more
Aug 13, 2010 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can honestly say that Mencheres tops the cake as far as the most deadliest vampire. I loved his character, he had so much maturity and poise. Kira was a perfect match up for him bcz she had the same genuine and protective heart as him. They both carried a sense of responsibility and leadership and they make such a good team together. My favorite scene in this book was when Mencheres plunged deep into the ocean with Kira to hide for two hours. It was so unique because it was right after they ha ...more
When I first heard Jeaniene Frost was going to give the Master Vampire Mencheres a starring role in his own book, I have to admit I was a bit turned off. In my mind, I saw Mencheres as an old, wrinkly vampire who walked around with long robes giving everyone the evil eye. But then I thought about it. This man could make someone do anything he wanted with his mind, meaning using the old mind mojo in ways a woman couldn't walk, but would have a big smile on her face after some Mencheres mind lovin ...more
Sep 22, 2010 Ellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this so much more than I thought that I would. I didn't enjoy Book #1 very much, even though I thought I would. What is going on here?

The hero was great. I loved learning more about him. More so, I enjoyed seeing characters, such a Vlad, as they acted in different circumstances, i.e. away from Bones.

I also liked that the heroine was someone new with her own back story. And what a back story she had, it made her a little more dense, for a 30 year old, and able to compete a little with the
Kat Kennedy
It was okay for what it's supposed to be - just a sexy story. I read these ones when I just need to shut my brain off, ease the stress and waste a few hours. That's exactly what these books are good for. They're usually so reliable in this regard that they're one of the only set of books I occasionally reread.

But this one had a different feel to the others. It was a lot slower with a lot less action and far more reliant on the building of a relationship than other books.

My only real comment wo
Lynsey A
Another great edition to the Night Huntress World series. I enjoyed seeing Cat and Bones again as well. There were great lines in this book same as always. I laughed out loud and cried a little bit too.

My only problem was the abrupt ending. I wanted more. Also, there sure are a lot of rules in this vampire society. One wrong move and off with your head! So to speak.

All in all a great story and I look forward to the next Cat and Bones book.
Stacey Kennedy
Mar 17, 2011 Stacey Kennedy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED IT!! Mencheres made me melt into a puddle of goo on the floor and Kira was just loveable all around. A very interesting plot with lots of danger and romance left me begging for more. But my favorite part came at the very end. The reference to Kira's name and Mencheres visions had me smiling from ear-to-ear!! *sigh*
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Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside fr ...more
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