From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Bared to You
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. Now Eve is thrust into a world where sinners are marked and drafted to kill demons. Her former one-night stand, Cain, is now her mentor - and his equally sexy brother Abel is her new boss. And 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.
©2009 Sylvia Day (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
Over the years of being an audible listener I have always stuck to historical listens or contemporary listens. I have never once ventured into the paranormal listen until the Marked series.
Sylvia Day made be a loyal reader once I listened to the crossfire series. After book 3...i realized I didn't want to start another series since crossfire left me hanging. I wanted to switch gears to a different listen to take my mind of the sour feeling of being left hanging...I decided to flip through SD's bookshelf and stumbled on the Marked series..I was skeptical i would get through the first few minutes but figured what the heck, worst case I could request to return the book? Let me say, SD awakened a new sort of interest with this listen!
Given I loved Jill Redfield in the Crossfire series, I figured she was a safe bet to walk me through breaking into this category of listens! And what a splendid job she did!
I loved Eve and her strong, formidable personality. At 18, without knowing it, she was destined to be marked simply because she was to much temptation to Cain- son of Adam & Eve. I will say at the beginning I was a bit lost, I kept stopping wondering if this was the first book. Get through the first 2 chapters and it will make sense!
10 years later, Eve is about to answer for her unknowing crime, and of course just to keep things interesting, Abel - Cain's brother - is the one to deliver the punishment in a very unusual and utterly heated way.
Now, the adventure begins with Eve trying to figure out what she is, why she was punished, questioning thing far beyond her comprehension and realizing everything she knew as a mortal and all her desires as a mortal are nothing compared with the path her life has taken now. Along for the ride are the lover she once fell head over heels for Cain and another man she can't quite make what to do with - Abel. Along the way she battles different species that seem to really want her dead barely hours after she is marked!
Late twenties, mother of 2 love paranormal fantasy and Greek mythology
Yes, it's a refreshing change from the "twilight" and "true blood"-esc theme I've been seeing in paranormal fantasy novels lately. This book puts a twist on the bible and isn't preachy or boring. There is some strong sexual content but i'm ok with that because it's not a romance novel. Its a good story its worth a listen.
Alek is every girl's wet dream and on top of that is actually a good guy
No I have not to my knowledge she's pretty good except when it comes to different accents she stumbles through them and doesn't pronounce words correctly all the time which is a major pet peeve of mine I think if the story wasn't so good it would have bothered me more
As a professional crochet and knitwear designer I have a lot of time to sit and listen to books. Makes the work day better!
This is a very interesting story on an old classic. It kept me entertained the whole way through. But, I had a very hard time hearing the lower register voice of the narrator. Even with my noise canceling headphones I had to turn the volume up almost all the way to hear the mens voice but that in turn made the womens voice super loud!
Funny, sexy, action
Cain and eve love them together, yet I loved when abel was around to
There where a couple the scene. One scene with abel and eve in the hall way hot. And another when both brothers where together they made me laugh
It made me laugh in the good ways
After reading this it makes you want to research all the biblical stuff.
I bought the book couple of months ago and I couldn't put it down and I was so happy they added it to audible listen to it again. Can't wait for the next next book to be added and the next lol
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
Eve of Darkness was really just too much for me... the whole Cain and Abel bit coupled with a gal named Eve? They battle demons etc. only when given the directive by God. Many biblical references are used throughout all the while they are lusting or having sex, again, too much. Mind you, Eve is "marked" as a way to control Cain? I felt like I was wasting my time so I bailed about half way through. I'm not a religious zealot by any stretch, but I just couldn't get into the story. Obviously, this genre is pure entertainment... I may have had an easier time digesting the story line had Day opted to select different main characters.
Jill Redfield is a great narrator and did a fine job distinguishing among characters.
I wanted to love this book. I wanted to be one of the people who just adore Sylvia Day, but I don't. I like her writing, but it is only average in my opinion. I really like the premise of this story, and some of it is really good. But it is not great writing. I didn't like the time-frame jumps that Day used - I found them to be irritating, and it didn't create any emphasis in the story. I also didn't buy into the characters. Not enough development? I am unsure. But I never fell for anyone in this novel. Part of that is because I am not a fan of the men who "Babe" their leading ladies, so that was a drawback for me.
The narrator does a fine job with differentiating character voices, although her masculine tones were too quiet in comparison with her narrative and female voices. The thing that I found most unappealing is the narrator's LACK of emotion, especially around the sex scenes. It was soooo flat! I was never drawn in, and essentially did not care about the characters.
The ending was also terrible, in my opinion. No spoilers here, but the was Day ended the novel was enough of a drawback for me that I will not seek to listen to any more of her work.
can't finish, found it slow boring and a waste of my time and credit. I got it because i loved the author and narrator so thought it would be a winner. disappointing at best, may get better but i'll never know my ears can't take any more.
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