“Eternal Lovers” by V.S. Nelson(#1 Sekhmet’s Guardians Series)

 photo eternallovers_zps52cb64bc.jpgSekhmet’s Guardians – Book 1

Humans weren’t the only ones to migrate to America…

When two hidden worlds collide near modern day Lake Michigan, Jennifer, a young Native American, is confronted with the reality not everything is as it seems and things do go bump in the night. The questions she has long since asked are answered in this epic tale of self discovery when she meets Gabriel; the director of Guardians Incorporated.

Born in New Tuat, Netchkhet, now known as Gabriel, came to Earth some five thousand years ago to protect the human race, Disillusioned because of an unfulfilled prophecy, he has become cold and distant – even from those of his kind. Secretly, he waits for his enemy to take his head so he may leave this world for good.

Can a tiny Selkie melt his hardened heart and restore his faith in a power far greater than himself? When history repeats itself, can he save her from death’s embrace or will they be robbed of a future again?

I received a copy of this book, from the Author V.S. Nelson, in exchange for an honest review.

The Review

When I first started this series, I thought it would be just another vampire one.  I love vampires, don’t get me wrong! But I didn’t realize the amazing new world that would be opened up to me!

Jennifer is a Native American woman, with powers she has been taught to rein in by her Grandmother, when she was younger.  She is capable of getting animals to do her bidding and she’s also able to see past lives of people. Another thing is, when angered, her eyes turn red.  Needless to say, all of these qualities are not something that average humans would understand.

Jennifer confesses to her Grandmother that she is extremely lonely. It is then that her Grandmother presents her with a gorgeous wolf pup, who Jennifer names Nowaki.  They become inseparable and Jennifer feels a connection with Nowaki, that is a rare and special thing.

Jennifer grows up and marries Bill.  He was one of her best friends and although it wasn’t true love, he offered her companionship and security.  Bill and her were both convinced they could make each other happy and their marriage work.  When Jennifer visits her close friend Alice, at the mansion she’s living at with her rock star boyfriend Mick, she feels like she’s stepped into a new world.  She confesses to Alice there have been issues with Bill.  It is also at this time she meets Gabriel, the head of Guardians Incorporated. A bodyguard firm that has been hired to guard Mick and his band.  Or so she thought.

Gabriel is not your average human.  In fact he’s not human at all. He is an ancient who came to earth thousands of years ago to protect the planet.  He has his own past life. Will Jennifer be shocked by what she sees? Or will his past life be hidden from her ability to see? Worse yet, could both their pasts come back to steal the future this life holds?

As the story unfolds, we will find out Gabriel has secrets and Jennifer has a secret that not even SHE knew about! And Bill has secrets too, that may very well destroy Jennifer! Bill??!! YES BILL!! The twists and turns of this book were an exhilarating roller coaster!!! Did I mention ancients trying to kill everyone!!??

We have a sexy Alpha male(Gabriel), a strong, “I’ll kick your ass if you push me” woman(Jennifer), a secretive, won’t put out, always traveling husband(Bill) and also Raphael.  Oh Raphael! I loved Raphael!  Who couldn’t love a man who loves his dog! Awww!!!!  Jennifer and Raphael share a connection that none of them understand.  Who will she choose!!??? The brooding, Alpha male Gabriel? or the sweet and sexy Raphael? Le Sigh…♥

My Final Thoughts:  I loved this book! It was a great beginning for what I think will become an exceptional series.  I have to say though, the first few chapters of the book were somewhat stiff in the wording.  Too proper. What I mean is, the dialogue didn’t fit the way actual people might talk in a normal, uninhibited conversation.  I’ve seen this with quite a few first time books/authors.  They want the wording to be perfect and it will be TOO perfect.  However, that being said, I could see as the story went on, V.S. Nelson became more confident in her writing and got lost in the story.  The story soon became perfectly imperfect! I felt like a skeptical little fish, who was soon ensnared in her story and I didn’t want to ever get out!  I can’t wait to read the next book!!

V.S. Nelson’s “Sekhemet’s Guardians” are a welcome addition to my Paranormal line up. She’s bringing something new to the Paranormal with her Native American heritage and her imagination.  LOVE HER!!

~Robin Malone
 


 

Grade Scale:

(Based upon the Book Reads and Reviews Rubric)

  • Plot – 8
  • Characterization – 8
  • Style – 8
  • Threshold Quality – 8
  • Addictiveness – 8

Total –40

Rating –4 Stars!!

 


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  3. Robin, thank you so much for reading and reviewing Eternal Lovers. I can’t wait to hear your take on Eternal Nights, Raphael’s story. If you thought book one had twists and turns, fasten your seatbelt! Always, V