I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Immortal Eclipse by Sherry Soule
Published by Disenchanted Publishing on June 7, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
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Mystery, Murder, Manolo Blahnik
A devoted fashionata and practical New Yorker, Skylar Blackwell doesn’t believe in the supernatural—until she inherits Summerwind Mansion. . . .
When her uncle is brutally murdered, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the case, Skylar journeys to California to seek answers. Her search for clues is soon overshadowed by haunting nightmares of a young woman also murdered in the house.
Now the inhabitants of Summerwind are mysteriously dying, leaving no evidence as to how or why, and Skylar finds herself in a deadly race against time to expose the killer—before they strike again.
Armed with only wit and Pradas, Skylar begins questioning the servants, but the growing list of suspects includes the sexy and brooding caretaker, Dorian, a man desperately trying to forget his tragic past. And a major distraction for Skylar.
Determined to play detective—instead of the fashion police—and unravel the dark history of the mansion, Skylar is plunged into an otherworldly mystery that not even she can explain away. As the boundaries between reality and dreams blur, Skylar’s greatest challenge is to stay alive long enough to learn the truth.
There are a few things I disliked about the book, but the storyline far outweighed that dislike.
We all know how character driven I am. If a book has great characters I tend to like it. The only downfall I had with this book was the main character, Skylar. She’s very shallow, and I felt mentioned brand names too much. She does seem to grow as the story progresses, but I just didn’t connect with her very well. The main thing I admire about her is that she doesn’t let others push her around. She deals with any scenario as best she can. Dorian is stupid hawt! I mean helllooo hot man. He also seems like he is from another time. His voice is one I absolutely love. He’s got a ton of problems, and doesn’t trust easily. I guess my favorite thing I like about him is that he tries to hold his urges in check, and think about what’s best for everyone. I absolutely ADORE Emma. She’s thoughtful and so very sincere. I loved her the instant her character came up. Victor is incredibly creepy. He just gives me the chills when he comes into the story.
The storyline was excellent, and original. It’s like nothing I’ve read before. There were definitely elements of surprise mixed in with a few things that were easily guessed at. The whole vibe was creepy. What the hell are these deaths about, and who is behind them. I took a wild guess, and I was wrong. You also have to wonder at the attraction between Dorian and Skylar, why is it so damn intense. And who is Dorian???? He knows so much about the creepy estate, and you begin putting pieces together here and there, but you would never guess the real story behind it all. There are also a ton of secrets, you think you know what’s going on only to see that things aren’t what they seem.
Even though I didn’t care for the main character, I loved the storyline. It’s original, creepy, and keeps you guessing.