Tuesday, July 24, 2007

MY IMMORTAL - the latest from Erin McCarthy!

I’ve loved Erin McCarthy’s (http://www.erinmccarthy.net/) books from the time I read her very first release many years ago. One of my all-time favorite books, and undoubtedly my absolute favorite Erin McCarthy book is HEIRESS FOR HIRE, one of the most heart-wrenching stories I’ve ever read. Erin is one of the sweetest people you could ever want to meet and is truly appreciative of each and every one of her readers; I always look forward to spending time with her. Erin’s books always have an abundance of charm; a perfect mix of humor and romance. MY IMMORTAL is no exception, even if the humor is a little more subtle and the romance darkly erotic.
Here's a blurb from Erin's website:
In the late 18th century, a spoiled, selfish plantation owner struck an unholy bargain with a fallen angel: an eternity of servitude for the gift of immortality. For over two hundred years, Damien du Bourg has held up his end of the bargain—by inspiring lust in everyone around him…
Stumbling upon Damien’s plantation on the outskirts of New Orleans while searching for her missing sister, Marley Turner enters a world of shocking decadence. Drawn to the tortured man at the center of it all, Marley feels a powerful sensuality stirring inside her. For the first time, it’s Damien who can’t resist the lure of a woman. But his past sins aren’t ready to be forgotten—or forgiven…

I was excited to have the opportunity to read an ARC of MY IMMORTAL, and am pleased to share the following review:
When Marley Turner’s sister Lizzie disappears in New Orleans, leaving a vague message that she’s recently been to an adult party at the home of Damien du Bourg, Marley begins her search for her sister at his property. Marley finds Damien very distracting, very seductive, and very dangerous; a combination that has her instantly wary, but when Damien generously offers to assist in her search, she has no choice but to graciously accept. Damien’s first course of action is to have another adult party, where anything and everything – anywhere – goes, but he forbids Marley from attending. Marley, in her desperation to find her sister, sneaks in anyway, witnessing sexual deviancy that she never could have imagined. Surprisingly, she also found herself undeniably aroused. When Marley and Damien begin a romantic relationship, she soon discovers that he has been living under a curse since the eighteenth century, a story so incredulous that she can barely get her mind around it.
Damien has been cursed to inspire pleasure to those around him, and as miserable as he has been through the years, he has never regretted it as much as after he meets Marley and finds himself actually picturing what a future with her could be. She is everything a man could possibly want in a woman, beautiful, kind and considerate, passionately sensual; simply too sweet to be true. He regrets that he can only dream of being with her, and once she finds out the truth about the curse, he knows their relationship is doomed.
MY IMMORTAL is one of those books that stay with you long after you finish. I didn’t start another book for about three days after finishing, while absorbing and thinking about the beautiful story. It is darkly erotic, sizzling with steamy sensuality, and visits into the past by way of a packet of letters provide insight to the man Damien was so many years before. Erin McCarthy has written a brilliant story with MY IMMORTAL, and while Damien’s curse is certainly cruel, the story wrapped around it is irresistibly sinful and arousing.
I can easily recommend this book to all romance readers – below is a link to Amazon so you can slip over and order your own copy!
Laurie



3 comments:

Erin McCarthy said...

Thanks so much, Laurie! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed My Immortal. :-)

Erin

Judy F said...

WOW I can't wait to read this. I love all of erin's work.

DeNita Tuttle said...

Laurie,

It's DeNita at AuthorIsland.com - I love your review on Erin's new book! Can you email me - I can't find your email address anywhere. I'm at AuthorIsland@yahoo.com.

Your blog is very nicely done - love it.

Talk to you soon,
DeNita