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Eternity and a Day (Desires of the Otherworld #1)

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Dreading the one night per tide he’s forced to travel between the realms, Draigen Eric Locke has only one desire on Samhain – to retrieve the fae transporting daemon relics through the realms and escort her to the Dark Court to face the sidhe king. When he mistakenly recovers the wrong fae, the dragon under his skin responds in a way he never could have predicted, and he d ...more
ebook, 250 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by Loose Id, LLC (first published 2009)
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Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
When I read this book, I was not in the mood for an erotica (I had a headache- just kidding). In spite of my moodiness, I loved this book. Aline Hunter (aka J.A. Saare) has an incredible (or weird not sure which one) ability to make me believe her characters. Hunter’s writing style is so unique that I truly think I’d like anything she wrote (so far, that belief has been correct).

In this story, you have Draigen (think “Dragon”) Eric Locke and half-fae Runa Charon as the two main characters. I am
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Paige Prince
Jul 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Aline Hunter’s alter ego wrote one of my current favorite books, so of course I jumped at the chance to read Eternity and a Day.

Now, I have to say that I don’t typically read books about fae and dragons. Most of them are entirely too formal and out there for me (why vamps and weres aren’t included in the “too out there for me” pile, I’ll never know), but Eternity and a Day wasn’t anything like that. There were a few formal parts, but it’s not entirely steeped in the fantasy realm. They wear jea
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Ezinwanyi
I don't know what I was expecting in this one, but I was really surprised at how much i enjoyed it. The world was very different, it had all kinds of creatures in the realm, fae, dragons, brownie, selkies, demons, witches/sorcerers, vampires, negromancers--which I don't know what the heck that is, but they were there.

So Runa Charon is the 5th child to a Sidhe but unlike her siblings, she was born to a mortal woman. So she is the family black sheep. When her sister Octavia tricks her into paying
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Melanie
I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this book. Having read 'Omega Mine' by Aline Hunter, which I really enjoyed, I was expecting to like this one too - and maybe my expectations were a tad too high - but this particular story just didn't click with me.

It actually started off pretty good and there were some high notes in the story as a whole - the initial chemistry between Runa and Eric was really great and they definitely enjoyed some hot moments - but the story really fizzled about halfw
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Kate's Corner
What do you get if you have a half fae/half something else, a bitch of a sister, a best friend who is a witch/volva sorceress and a seer, a dragian warrior and an overprotective brother? Then it is a bloody good book.

Runa is one of 5 fae children. She is half fae/half something else. Her siblings hate her especially Octavia and it just so happens that on Samhein the portals are open and Octavia offers Runa a truce and to meet a dragian. Coincidence I think not.

Runa goes to meet Eric the dragian
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Roxanne
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Oh my...what a sexy book! :P
Yui
A little hard to follow with choppy writing. Not too bad a plot but the first chapter with the ridiculous and shallow scene colored the experience for me. The romance and danger were solved by the end of the book but too much loose ends remained. Small loose ends perhaps but I believe vital to the story all the same. Runa's origin was explained and I don't really grasp the importance as it's all very vague. Yes, one aspect of her true nature and ability to help another race was told but beyond t ...more
Shadow


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This is one of those stories that I almost liked, but it falls short for me.

Here's why:

Poor pacing: I skipped quite a few pages because I was bored out of my mind through the second half of the book

Too many species: Dragon-men, fae, vampires, witches, brownies, God guardians, think there were shifters and Ring Wraiths too. I might have even made an appearance. The problem was that at times I wasn't sure who was what, why that was important and who I was supposed to like. I needed a be
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Maia
so far i've been on a bit of an Aline Hunter kick and im loving it all. this ones dragon-shifters although theres a few different plot lines going on with Runa's brother and Eric's siblings that i hope she continues to write about- i'll read anything she writes! the storylines are very sexy and alpha male-like. the only thing i would have changed is makeing Runa more active in her own story- more like Pia from Thea Harrison's Dragon Bound, for examle. and also, i know its kind of demented of me, ...more
KP
Apr 15, 2013 rated it liked it
I devoured this paranormal romance in a day. A word to the wise, don’t read this during your lunch break at work. It was quite embarrassing to explain why I had to sit on a bucket of ice for the rest of the day. Oh yes, there is some sort of delicious in this book.

Read the description and other reviews here.

Aside from the jaw-clenching sex scenes, I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of emotion felt as the reader. That is typically a quality I find lacking from many erotic novels. I could fee
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Stacie
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Man... This book was intense. There were times I thought it would a solid 5, but then I got confused about the plot and all the different characters. Plus the slave band was a big downer for me. No one should ever has their will taken away even if the person taking thinks it's for the person's own good. But I guess it played out well. All in all though, I really liked this book. After Eric was done being so dense I liked him a lot. Rena was a good character too. Although I wish she had been able ...more
Angarad
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
An very wide fantastical world but lacking true description and explanation. I was feeling a bit lost in among all the different species and myths.
As for Runaway and Eric, apart from the fact that they were destined to be together, I didn't feel any spark between them, no hot passion and undying love. The story itself was ok but could have been phenomenal.
Kay
Jun 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
I love this author (& her alter ego JA Saare). Her words always comes across so smoothly in her writing. Just as it did in Eternity and a Day. I really enjoyed this story and all of its characters. I loved how the scenes unfolded & the steaminess of the romance. I look forward to reading the next book of this series.
Lillie
Jun 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Leenie
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First half was good. Very interesting and driven. However I had to force myself to finish the second half. As soon as the heroine is at the heroes home it was pretty much a downhill slide that reached a plateau of boring.
LynnMarie
Aug 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Denise’s Review

Samhain. Warring races. Mistaken identity. Fated lifemates. What could possibly go wrong?

I have been a fan of Aline Hunter, also known as J.A. Saare, since reading her stellar urban fantasy Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between. Naturally, upon learning she had penned a new erotic paranormal, I was first in line to gobble it up.

I also must confess that once I have read something stellar from an author, I have slightly higher expectations upon reading their other books. I already
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Nereid
Jun 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: hot-romances
I need to point out first and foremost that I do not usually read this genre as I am more of an Urban Fantasy type of gal but I was gifted this book by the author in a competition ages ago and finally got around to reading it. I absolutely love her "Rhiannon" series so this book was abit of departure from that but still enjoyable. I liked Runa as a character because despite everything she was a fighter and did not give up when the deck was stacked against her. There was plenty of action scenes a ...more
Joana
**3.5 stars**



Yep, it seems that when comes to Paranormal stories with lots of hots scenes, Aline Hunter can deliver!

This time she takes us to the fae world.
Runa is half human and half fae, and she is seen like a lesser being by the other fae (especially her sisters) that keep trying to kill her. Still, she was sheltered all her life but she also learned how to defend herself, especially in the fae world of lust and depravity.
In a twist of fate, she goes to see a Draigen but she is mistaken for
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Shelly
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Reading the synopsis, this book had all the workings of a great piece. This was a self-published book and it undeniably shows. The writing was acceptable, but it needed substantial editing. There were scenes that were purposeless and others that were not appropriate with the flow of the story. The pacing was completely off and I could see where sections needed to be reshuffled.

As I finished the book I could see there were several plot holes in the main story line. The author had great concepts,
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Melissa
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is considered erotic, but there is much more here. To me this was more UF and fantasy with a side of erotica. So, I enjoyed it more than I usually do with this kind of genre. I often want more plot, more world building and not just the smexy and you get it with this book.

I did enjoy Eric (dragon shifter!) but there were times when I wanted to kick his arse. Yea, a common problem with a lot of alpha males, but he does recognize when he is an arse and he does try his best to rectify i
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SandyL
Runa Charon is a half-mortal, half-sidhe who has led a very sheltered life. She is the only half-mortal in her family, with an uninvolved father, sisters who hate her and a brother who adores her. Her sister Octavia tricks her into meeting with a Draigen, Eric, who is supposed to deliver Octavia to answer to crimes of transporting daemon artifacts through realms. After the mistaken identity is cleared up, Eric refuses to turn her over to the king, and decides to keep her. After an altercation at ...more
Lisa
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author and I admit that I am impressed. The story-line is intense and a lot more raw and explicit than what I usually read but was a nice change.

There are a great number of mythical characters in the book with different abilities and motivations. I felt at times that I was reading a book in the middle of the series which was the only real drawback with the novel. I felt like I needed more background into the characters, who could do what and why, and how they knew
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Claire (_Book Huntress)
If you’re looking for a fast-paced, involved story with great characters and hot sex scenes then read this book. You won’t regret it- especially if you already love the 'Immortals after dark' series by Kresley Cole-
I love books about finding their fated mate- and this one fit the bill.

The Main characters worked perfectly! Eric was strong and manly but also knew when to be loving and caring. Runa was Strong, ballsy, sweet, innocent and delicate all at the same time.
Aline balanced these traits
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Anna
Aug 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Draigen Eric Lock and half-fae, Runa Charon come from very different worlds... Eric has one job on Samhain -- transporting a law breaking fae's between realms. This Samhain things aren't going the way Eric expected. First he learns that he has taken the wrong fae and that this particular creature, beautiful Runa... is his mate.

I loved this story! Runa is the type of character that grips your heart. She's not treated very well by her family members, and you'll find yourself rooting for her from t
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Marissa
This book has a little of everything: magic, fae, dragons, demons, witches, and 2 lovers fated to be together. The book is basically split into 2 story arcs, but they converge for the grand finale. The first story is about Eric and Runa, falling in love despite crazy circumstances. This alpha male actually makes several mistakes with his chosen mate, so we get to see how he grovels for forgiveness. The second story arc involves several side characters related to the heroine, and they are all try ...more
Sue Alcantara
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am a fan of this Author, so even the parts of this book that initially were a negative for me turned into a positive when I saw what she did with it. For example: (view spoiler) ...more
Roxanne
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved the story. I had never read this author before and got it as a freebie. Could not put it down. I hated putting it up for this little thing called sleep. Great story of Eric a Dragon and Runa, part mortal, part fae. It has the twist and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. A small case of mistaken identity brought the two together only to discover that they were meant to be together for all time. But would one be willing to give up their life for the love of their life. *dreamy sig ...more
Cozen
Jan 20, 2015 rated it liked it
While I wish I could give this a rating of above 3 stars, it just kind of fell flat all of the sudden. I just don't have any interest in finishing this book at this time. It seems an interesting world and the characters all do have interesting personalities, but I am unable to connect with any of them due to the lead, and thus the POV, frequently changing. It's as if there is no singular leading couple or focus character, and the all the side characters are equally trying dominate over one other ...more
Mskychick
Aug 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
This definitely feels like a newbie writer book. Lots of great vocabulary, but it's stuffed in awkwardly, like every big word possible must be used. It feels like a graduate paper where lots of ponderous prose is crammed in. And some words are incorrect (like indenture instead of indention when talking about Eric's glans).

And I do know if my patience dropped, or the book got worse. I started out thinking it was a 3, then it dropped to 2 stars, and by the end I thought it deserves 1 star. The pl
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Fallon Blake
Dec 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly rich world building in this erotic fantasy novel. I expect no less from this author. The characters were vividly painted and layered. Not a single cardboard cutout to be found. I admire Ms. Hunter for taking a risk with the dubious consent scene. It was well done and very hot, I must say. Phew, still fanning myself over here.

I look forward to reading more books set in this world. On to the next one!
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Aline Hunter is the alias of multi-published author J.A. Saare, who has written stories featured in horror magazines, zombie romance anthologies and flash fiction contests. Her work has a notable dark undertone, which she credits to her love of old eighties horror films, tastes in music and choices in reading, and has been described as "full of sensual promise," "gritty and sexy" and "a breath of ...more
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