“Eternal Nights” by V.S. Nelson(#2 Sekhmet’s Guardians Series)

 photo EternalNights_zps69bd9bf7.jpgWith each passing day, Jessica’s consciousness grows stronger. For twenty years, she was content to remain as she was—trapped inside another. The life she led came to an abrupt end the moment she laid eyes on Raphael. At first, she suspected they were destined to be together–his gentle touch confirmed it. Although he didn’t know it, he ignited waves of a fiery passion that burned deep into her soul. It became brighter every day, giving her the strength she needed. Somehow she would find a way to free herself from her grandmother’s powerful magic.

Raphael doesn’t believe in prophetic dreams or angels and Goddess help him, the woman who enters his dreams nightly has to be one. With an ivory face as soft as velvet which radiates both pure innocence and sexual seduction at the same time, what else could she be, if not an angel?

He might not believe in prophetic dreams or angels but that didn’t stop him for looking for her. Every time he went to town he made sure he searched the crowds of people in the malls and in the night clubs for the platinum haired beauty he’d come to know so intimately.

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

The Review

This is the second book in the Sekhmet’s Guardians Series and I absolutely LOVED it!

In Book 1, “Eternal Lovers”(Read Review HERE), we met Raphael and I personally fell in love with him.  He was a gentle soul, who loved dogs, especially Nowaki, Jennifer’s Wolf and Jennifer had a hell of a time choosing between him and Gabriel. There was a connection there that neither understood and we don’t discover the reason, until THIS book!

Without Jennifer in his arms, Raphael feels an emptiness inside, even though he knows they’re better off as friends.  So the companionship that Nowaki offers him is truly a special bond.

Meanwhile Raphael keeps having dreams of a beautiful woman, with long platinum colored hair.  His angel. After he’s injured, he dreams it is her who is with him. Who has tried to save him.  Who is lying across his chest to comfort him.  When everyone else arrives to help Raphael, it is Nowaki they find protecting him.

Jessica has been trapped for years.  She felt her life never truly had meaning, until she meets Raphael.  The only way she can visit him, touch him as a woman, is in his dreams.   He thinks she’s his dream angel, she knows otherwise.  He is always looking for her, when she’s always been just a touch away.  Can she be saved? Or will she always be on the other side of the looking glass?

My Final Thoughts:  This story was touching, exhilarating and unique.  I loved all the characters and how the story developed was absolute perfection.  I can honestly say, this is the book that sealed the deal with this being one of my favorite paranormal series!  I can’t wait to see what else V.S. Nelson has in store.  It will take a lot to top this story, but I have no doubt she’ll do just that and more!!

~Robin Malone


Grade Scale:

(Based upon the Book Reads and Reviews Rubric)

  • Plot – 10
  • Characterization – 10
  • Style – 10
  • Threshold Quality – 10
  • Addictiveness – 10

Total –50

Rating – 5 PERFECT Stars!!