Review: Eve of Darkness by S.J. Day
Author: S.J. Day
Published: January 8, 2013
Paperback, 348 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Urban Fantasy
Years ago, Evangeline Hollis spent a blistering night with a darkly seductive man she can’t forget. But that evening of addictive pleasure has become a disaster of biblical proportions: She’s been branded with the Mark of Cain.
Thrust into a world where sinners are marked and drafted to kill demons, Eve’s former one-night stand, Cain, is now her mentor—and his equally sexy brother Abel is her new boss.
Now Eve has become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history...
Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.
I was drawn to Eve of Darkness by the mention of Cain and Abel, the oldest feud in the history of the world. It was interesting to see the twist that Day put on these two infamous characters. The first chapter confused me a little. It jumps right into the story, and I was unsure if I was reading the first book in the series. However the second chapter rewinds to six weeks earlier when Eve Hollis's life is changed forever. She becomes a Mark. She is now destined to hunt demons.
The first few chapters of this book had quite a bit of sex in it. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I was beginning to wonder if this book was more on the erotic side than urban fantasy. However after a few chapters the story line really began to roll. Eve has to come to terms with her new situation. She didn't choose it for herself, so it takes a lot of adjusting, physically and mentally. She's attracted to and has a past with Cain, but he's hurt her in the past. She tries to keep him at arms length. Abel is also drawn to Eve. He's like her boss, and he has to try to keep her in line. He has his own motives though. Which brings an interesting conflict to this story.
Overall I liked this book. It took me a few chapters to get my barrings, but once I did I was taken by the story. Eve of Darkness ended with quite a bang, and leaves you wanting more. I will definitely be continuing with this series.