When I was at Nationals I stood in line to get an ABM (Advanced Bound Manuscript) of Eve of Darkness from S.J. Day. Signed even.
To say I have been waiting for this book, is putting it mildly. Poor Sylvia probably thought I was stalking her. I kind of was. (Sorry, Sylvia). However, as soon as I read about the Marked series, I knew I needed to read them. But the first one doesnâ€™t come out until May of 2009. 2009!!! How is one supposed to wait that long?
Thankfully, I read her post stating that she would be giving these away at her publisher signing event so I faithfully stood in line and she was the first person I hit.
I read this book a couple of days after I returned home. A friend of mine (Ember Case) read hers on the way home from conference and loved it. I restrained myself since I wanted time to just read it with quiet all around me. OMG – it is so amazing. Seriously. Go put it on your wish list at Amazon. In fact,
why donâ€™t you just go pre-order it. Iâ€™m telling you, you wonâ€™t be disappointed.
This is like demon hunting meets Touched by an Angel (except the angels are naughty and slightly angry, but itâ€™s ok, because God loves them ) – ok, that statement doesnâ€™t do the series justice, not even close LOL. Hereâ€™s the logline â€œCursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abelâ€¦ All in a dayâ€™s work.â€
I love Eve and I love Cain. Abelâ€™s ok too. Theyâ€™re both hot. But Cain? Whew. Iâ€™d love to show you a cover, but I think the only thing I have Iâ€™d have to scan and Iâ€™m not entirely sure thatâ€™s the actual cover anyway.
Now I have to wait until June 2009 for the next in the series. Iâ€™m not sure Iâ€™m going to be able to do that. And poor Sylvia thought sheâ€™d gotten rid of me for a while. She didnâ€™t realise that I am a series slut. But I am. Just ask Jaci Burton (Demon Hunter series), Lara Adrian (Midnight Breed series), Allison Brennan (Evil series – not sure if thatâ€™s the right name), or any number of other authors that I urge to write faster so I can have the next book and the next one.
Anyway, go check out the website for this series and put this book on your TBR list. Itâ€™s well written, fast-paced, has great tension. the world-building is good, there are characters to hate, characters to love and some you are completely unsure about. And it leaves you wanting more. I must have more Eve.
Eve of Destructionâ€¦ I await you.
Hereâ€™s a little excerpt widget for EOD: