Thursday, October 3, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Her Eternal Rogue by Gina Danna

Her Eternal Rogue by Gina Danna

Alexander Barrington flees his tyrannical uncle for the open seas where he becomes a ruthless pirate who turns vampire.

Captured and sentenced to hang, a fate he must avoid to keep his vampire self hidden, a reprieve comes if he rescues Lady Lavinia Sinclair from the French pirates and returns her to her fiancé in England. 

Alexander falls for the woman who makes him feel human and alive, but can he really have her without exposing what he is – a thief, the undead? The damned?  Refusing to taint her innocence any further, he erases her memory of him and vanishes into the night but can he really exist without her?


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What happens when a member of nobility gets kidnapped by pirates—only to be rescued by more pirates? A really steamy boat ride, apparently.

Lady Lavinia is kidnapped, offered up as a prostitute, rescued by a vampire pirate (Captain Alexander Sword), and returned to her rightful home. O – N – L – Y, not before falling in love with said vampire pirate and he with her. So now her betrothed (Nicholas) has to decide whether to marry her and save her name before it’s sullied by the scandal or set her loose. What’s more, there’s an evil bastard brother looming about who seems to be all too interested in everyone else’s affairs.

There are schemes and villains, love affairs and Regency rules all fighting for attention in this action-packed story. The romance between Lavinia and Alexander was believable, yet I also didn’t hate Nicholas. I could truly see where it would be hard to decide where her priorities should lie. I felt like sometimes the story dragged a bit and I wanted it to hurry up; but at the same time, there was a LOT happening and just how quickly did I expect it all to take place? And despite my occasional complaint about the story dragging, I was also caught up in the suspense of wondering what would happen and who Lavinia would end up with. I thought the storyline was creative and well-thought-out; it made sense even with the mixed genres. I believed it and I enjoyed the ending.

I do have to say, I really hope the published version was edited because my review copy was majorly lacking on the editing. There were so many missing words, added words, jumbled words – it almost seemed like a sentence would be started, reworded, yet some how both versions remained all crammed into one sentence. I’m usually pretty good at overlooking editing errors when necessary but this one was really in need of some good polishing.

All in all, I rated this book 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 stars because of the creative and well-executed story. I did not deduct stars for editing, but if the same errors are found in the published version I expect some readers will.

**Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.

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About the Author:

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Gina has spent the better part of her life reading. History has been her love and she spent numerous hours devouring historical romance stories, dreaming of writing one of her own. Years later, after receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in History, writing academic research papers and writing for museum programs and events, she finally found the time to write her own stories of historical romantic fiction.

Now, under the supervision of her three dogs and three cats, she writes amid a library of research books, with her only true break away is to spend time with her other life long dream - her Arabian horse - with him, her muse can play.

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