Book Review

by Elisabeth Naughton

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

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Naughton’s story of gods, daemons and minions entertains with its dark intensity. Drawing on Greek mythology as a foundation, the story builds momentum throughout. Creative worldbuilding and ever-present danger pull the reader into this mesmerizing tale. The brooding Orpheus is the perfect foil for the lively siren.

Orpheus is a misfit. Half-daemon/half-Argonaut, he is shunned by his people because of his daemon blood. Yet by a trick of fate, he is part of the Eternal Guardians. His quest is to rescue his twin brother from the Underworld, and he needs a special orb to accomplish this. When Orpheus first meets the beautiful siren Skyla, he’s in his daemon form and she tries to kill him — not an auspicious beginning. Skyla joins him on his journey, but with ulterior motives. Although wary of each other, the couple become lovers. But if Orpheus knew her mission was to kill him, he might not be so generous with his affections. The gods and the demons of the Underworld will stop at nothing to gain the orb and keep Orpheus from his goal. (SOURCEBOOKS, Apr., 416 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Donna M. Brown


Published: April 2012

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4.5 Stars

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Enraptured

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 1:45pm.

Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson - LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha]:
I have one word for this installment of the ETERNAL GUARDIAN series... WOW!

Given the thrilling conclusion to Tempted, I figured that this book would be chock full of goodness. It was that, and then some!

The fabulous Ms. Naughton gifted me with an Advanced Reading Copy of Enraptured and while I did a little happy dance when it first arrived in the mail, it was absolutely nothing compared to the excited verbal outbursts I experienced throughout the read. '

Orpheus is an absolutely incredible hero. He's dealing with his own demons (or daemons as the case may be), skeletons in his closet, and an all encompassing guilt regarding his brother Gryphon's plight. He has a single minded purpose and sets out to accomplish his goals only to be railroaded and turned inside out and upside down by a sexy Siren with eyes the color of amethysts.

Skyla is Zeus's longest tenured Siren. She should have left the fold eons ago but didn't. Recovering from a mission gone wrong, she starts out in Enraptured trying to prove something - to both herself and her superiors. Little does she know that she's about to cross paths with the one man that will make her scatter brained, and he just happens to be her mark.

Thrown together in a case of `the enemy of my enemy is my friend', Skyla and Orpheus embark on a thrilling journey with a demigoddess as their charge, each with their own agendas but with a common lust for reaching their end goal, and as it turns out, one another. They also discover things about one another that make for even more tension, heightened desire, captivating dialogue and a twist to the story that is as unique as it is thrilling.

These two as a couple are hot as hell! Yowza. Both stubborn as all get out, the banter between them was enough to keep the reader riveted, but add in the undeniable attraction between the two of them and you end up with scenes that raised the temperature of the room several degrees and warranted a re-read because they were just THAT good.

In standard Naughton fashion, the world building was a beautifully woven tapestry with descriptions that drew the reader in and made you feel like you were actually a part of the story. Couple that with not only the fabulous leading duo but appearances by just about all of the cast that we've come to know and love in the ETERNAL GUARDIAN world, and this was one book that I couldn't put down but that ended much too quickly.

It is my personal opinion that Elisabeth has grown and outdone herself with each new installment of the ETERNAL GUARDIANS series, but Enraptured was an absolutely phenomenal read and as I said at the start of this review, the best word for it is just "wow". Enraptured is the perfect title for this book because that's exactly how I felt after reading it - totally and completely enraptured.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Enraptured a highly deserved 5 Skulls and recommends it to everyone; Elisabeth and her sexy Argonauts should not be missed!