Out of the Shadows: Forever and the Night / For All Eternity (Vampire, Bk 1-2)
Out of the Shadows Forever and the Night / For All Eternity - Vampire, Bk 1-2 Author:Linda Lael Miller Here, for the first time in one volume, are two complete novels in Linda Lael Miller's acclaimed New York Times bestselling world of vampires and mortals, lovers and legends. — FOREVER AND THE NIGHT (Vampire, Bk 1) — Neely Wallace thought she had found the perfect lover. Aidan Tremayne was both angel and devil, as tender and s... more »ensitive as he was powerfully erotic. Then she learned the secret that tormented his soul. . . Aidan was cursed with the dark gift of immortality. His passion for a mortal woman was forbidden, a reckless temptation that fired the hunger within . . . and threatened to destroy them both.
FOR ALL ETERNITY (Vampire, Bk 2)
I will love you beyond forever, in heaven or in hell, in life or in death....
She is a creature of the night. Beautiful. Seductive. Immortal. Her kiss brings the mercy of death to wounded soldiers at Gettysburg. Her courage defies the darkest schemes of the queen of the vampires. Her soul struggles for peace in a war that is brewing with angels and warlocks.
But her heart is all too human -- and one man holds the key. His name is Calder Holbrook, a mortal man who has unlocked her deepest desires. And Maeve Tremayne is a vampire who has never experienced such all-consuming hunger. For love. For passion...« less
The lead characters, especially the vampires, are conflicted about their desires and choices and how those will affect others. The author does not shy away from talk of God, angels, damnation, etc., and it makes for a much more interesting read that the usual stuff. One reviewer in the book called the ending of Forever & the Night "bittersweet." I worried about that through the whole book, only to find it inaccurate. Pay no attention.
Miller's vampire world is gloriously detailed, with a well thought out history, compelling and well-defined characters in both lead and supporting roles, and just enough doubt as to the outcome to retain reader interest. I look forward to seeing them all again, especially Valerian. Superior writing.