"Love Me To Death" [The Underveil Series, Book 1] by Marissa Clarke (aka Mary Lindsey)
Author's Book Description : What you want the most just might kill you...
Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar. When she is shot in a convenience store robbery, Elena finds herself rocketed into supernatural insanity courtesy of a sexy immortal law enforcer. He's convinced she's some kind of freaky half-vampire thin and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster. Yeah, right.
Nikolai Itzov never anticipated battling the urge to kiss the offspring of his father's murderer. As a slayer, and elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his orders from teh Underveil General are clear: Kill her or die.
Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans. With her analytical mind and his centuries of training, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.
My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! A fated couple, who started out as enemies, comes together to save the world and learn that there is more out there then what they know...in more ways then one.
Oh My Goodness!! I am already ADDICTED to this series, as I LOVED this novel!! All of the characters are very compelling and entertaining! It was fun reading about their many background stories, which were continuously coming out of the woodwork. Overall, this novel takes the reader on a thrilling ride where they'll not expect everything that is thrown their way.
To top it off ... I could not get enough of Nikolai (Nik) & Elena (E) being together!! With Nik's abrasive/protective manner and Elena's caring ways it was exciting to watch their relationship grow, especially since with their dispositions they had to work out how to understand each other while not being offended which was kind of sweet! Additionally, I really appreciated that this novel has a beginning and end, so other then some secondary plots that weren't completed everything involving Nik & Elena's romance comes together in this novel!!
I cannot wait to see where this series will go next and whom we'll get to read about!! I recommend this novel and series to those who like paranormal thriller romances!!
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Author's Novel Extras : Love Me To Death Has a Cover! | ALA 2014 Las Vegas
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Book Teaser(s) :
“You have to promise me something: Don’t let me become one of those creatures. I can’t live like that. You have to promise to use that sword and end me before it happens.” A tear ran down her cheek, and he brushed it away with his thumb. “Promise me,” she insisted.
He shook his head. “Humans don’t just change over into vampires. They replicate by killing humans, draining their blood, and replacing it with some of their own. You were born of one, not bitten and turned by one. It’s unprecedented.”
“Promise, Nikolai, or I’ll kill myself before it happens.”
Seeing her fear made him ache. If a promise would make her feel better, he would give it, even if there was no way he could carry it out. He reached under the water and grabbed her ankle, then gently tugged her closer from her side of the tub. “I promise you, Elena Arcos, I will kill you.”
“Aww. Isn’t that romantic?” Stefan said from the bathroom door. “Sweeter words have never been uttered. I bet you are a real winner on Valentine’s Day, Slayer.” ~ within Chapter 6
Cats stared at her from everywhere: from the bushes, the lawn, the roof, under the porch, and even from inside the house. Gold, blue, and green eyes glowed and followed her from the windows. So many. Too many. The back of her neck tingled. There was a threat or some kind of danger here.For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Marissa, then please check out her website.
One of the closer cats growled low in its throat. Elena slipped the latch from the gate, and the beast crouched lower and twitched its tail. The growl got louder. It was going to pounce.
Nik stilled her hand on the latch. “They fight like their shifter animal even in human form. They will bite and scratch. They can leap great distances in either physical manifestation. Don’t let their looks deceive you. Even unshifted, you’re not dealing with house cats here. They’re dangerous. You must be careful.”
Well, crap. That’s not what she needed to hear. She used to cuddle and pet these guys.
He leaned closer. “They won’t be expecting you to channel. Zap a few and they’ll back off. Cats don’t like water or electric shock. Go get ’em.”
The cat closest to them hissed, and Elena flinched. “Wait. Where are you going to be?”
“I’ll be watching from here. You wanted training. Well, here it is. Hands- and claws-on training.” He slid the latch all the way open and swung wide the gate. “You’re on!”
Holy. Freaking. Shit. ~ within Chapter 22