3.5 starsIt was with anticipation that I picked up Eternal Kiss of Darkness. I enjoy Jeaniene Frost’s books and I was looking forward to Mencheres’ story. After all, Mencheres is such a powerful vampire and his story had to be great.Unfortunately, Mencheres’ character fell a little flat for me. For a master vampire, I was expecting a lot of “special talents.” Mencheres seemed a little mopey and self destructive until….the lovely Kira Graceling falls into his life. Kira saved the story for me. It is refreshing to see a strong female character for a change. Kira has confidence in Mencheres and suddenly he is obsessed with her safety and well being. Kira is also exceptionally strong as a newly made vampire.I was very happy when Bones and Vlad stepped into the story. They made the story for me. I especially appreciate Vlad’s character and I hope that there is a book planned for him in the future. Vlad’s story should be very interesting. I found the villain Rajedef a little irksome. Yes, he was power hungry and evil. But he was mostly annoying. Despite its few flaws, Eternal Kiss of Darkness was an enjoyable read. The pacing was good and there was a lot of excitement towards the end. I loved learning about Mencheres’ back story.