Orpheus - to most he's an enigma, a devil-may-care rogue who does whatever he pleases whenever he wants. Now this loose cannon is part of the Eternal Guardians - elite warriors assigned to protect the human realm - whether he likes it or not.
Orpheus has just one goal: To rescue his brother from the underworld. He's not expecting a woman to get in the way. Especially not a Siren as gorgeous as Skyla. He has no idea she's an assassin sent by Zeus to seduce, entrap, and ultimately destroy him.
Yet Skyla herself might have the most to lose. There's a reason Orpheus feels so familiar to her, a reason her body seems to crave him. Perhaps he's not the man everyone thinks...The truth could reveal a deadly secret as old as the Eternal Guardians themselves.
©2012 Elisabeth Naughton (P)2013 Tantor
"Filled with sizzling romance, heartbreaking drama, and a cast of multifaceted characters, this powerful and unusual retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice story is Naughton's best book yet." (Publishers Weekly Starred Review)
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"Delicious Hero Orpheus & Soul Mate Skyla"
This book is about Orpheus and his goal is to get his brother back from the horrific Hell like underworld. Orpheus is a dark Gorgeous misunderstood Eternal Guardian Hero. He falls hard for Skyla, she is a sexy goddess Siren that would bring any man to his knees - but Orpheus is the only one she can every truly want. Actually, she is supposed to kill him but as is the way in such captivating stories they have an undeniable attraction for each other. Elisabeth Naughton writes body trembling Sex scenes, this book is loaded down with Orpheus/ Skyla's passion for each other and lot's of very Yummy Sex.... I Must mention that Elizabeth Wiley's narration is brilliant as always and extremely talented with her many different voices.
"From Zero to Hero in no time flat."
Good, but so far this one is my least favorite. Full of adventure and romance I'm glad I found this series. But admittedly this series is peculiar in the way that while it is not my favorite book or even series there is something about it that keeps bringing me back for more. Orpheus turns out to be a true hero and saves his brother which I loved. In the meantime he finds love and forgiveness along the way. I am anticipating Griffins book and can't wait to find out what happens to him. This is the same narrator as the rest of the series and normally I like her, but I didn't like the voice she gave for Orpheus it was too smarmy for my taste. I used the whispersync program to get this less than a credit and it was well worth it.
"this was shocking."
Yes. I already have.
The fact they were together before and when he figured it out.
"Orpheus & Skylar entertain but Series still lacks"
Seriously, this series is so full of holes it could be swiss cheese...but something keeps me going on. I don't understand but I am being entertained or I wouldn't be thinking so hard about stuff. The narrator is basically the same so if you have liked her so far, you still will enjoy her. I don't like her breathy sex scenes, otherwise, she is fine.
Orpheus has been the unknown since book 1 and I just had to find out his story. In the last book, we saw him use the orb to save his little brother Gryphon, but that wizard stole Gryphon's body, trapping Gryphon's soul in the underworld.
Orpheus is so wrecked with guilt that he decides he will go there and rescue his brother. Of course the gods (Zeus, Hera, Hades, even Atlanta) have their own plans for the brothers. Zeus sends on of Hera's sirens, Skylar, to seduce, kill and get the orb from Orpheus. And what seemed like a game of seduction, turned into something more. In addition, Orpheus and Skylar experience deja vu, like they have danced to this tune before, but surely they couldn't have. Either way, they are inexplicably drawn to each other, but Skylar is sent to be an assassin. Can she really go through with her mission?
I like this series but these eternal guardians are no different from humans. They seem weak to me. They are unobservant, lacking in the basic preparation by finding out about their enemies and they are verbally caustic to their fated females.
Issues: Aren't the Argonaunts are brotherhood? Why don't they know anything about each other? they don't know where folks live? they don't know people's parents only what line from the Greek Hero that fighter came from? Why are they so quick to want to discard someone? I don't understand why the king is considered a great king? he seems so selfish, self-centered and lacking in love for his offspring. Certainly no love for his wife.
Orpheus is a demon/witch hybrid, how come no one knows that? Why didn't Demetrius' demon sense Orpheus? Why didn't Nick see the hybrid?
With all that said, I will be starting audiobook 5 in a few minutes because I have to make sure Gryphon is alright. After all, being trapped and tortured by Hades every day for 3 months has to be terrible on his psyche. I want to see who saves him, though I suspect she has been on the run with Orpheus and Skylar this whole time (*Cough Maela).
"Eternal Guardians=Hot Sexy and ohhh so steamy.."
What a series this has been to read/listen to so far! Its exciting, entertaining and so much fun. I love the world the author has created and all the character are all so interesting, not to mention hot and sexy. Orpheus and Skayla's story brought more into the mix with the underworld and gives you more understanding of the world all the guardians live in. I am already listening/reading the 5th book in this series.
The narrator has done an excellent job. This is totally credit worthy.
"A Wonderful Continuation!"
This is the fourth book in the Eternal Guardians series. I loved it!
My sister recommended this series to me as she had read them all (that have been released so far) and thought I would enjoy it, and she was right! I downloaded this as an audiobook, as I had previously enjoyed listening to the first three books in the series in audiobook too. Enraptured is again narrated by Elizabeth Wiley. She does another fantastic job in telling the story. Her narration is crystal clear and her interpretation of the characters brought them to life, she has given each character their own tone and inflection of voice, which I liked.
Orpheus is one of my favourite characters of this series. I absolutely love him! He is a wise cracking, devil-take-the-hindmost rogue. However, he also has a darker, more serious side; he's part daemon, but not many of the Guardians know this. I loved getting to know this character better as he seeks a way to rescue his brother, Gryphon, from the Underworld. However, he doesn't figure on the appearance of a Siren turning his world upside down. Nor finding out he's not exactly who he thought he was.
Skyla is a wonderful character. I loved her feisty, kick ass attitude. She is a Siren, sent by Zeus to ultimately kill Orpheus. However, things are not as they seem and she finds herself conflicted by her duty and her desire.
This series seems to be getting better and better as it goes along; I am completely hooked! The story continues from the end of the third book and sees Orpheus looking for Maelea, the daughter of Zeus and Persephone, who is exiled to the realm of Earth. What follows is a fast paced, action packed story that had me sitting on the edge of my seat! The story is told through various points of view, which I really liked. Not only do we meet all of the Guardians as well as Callia and Acacia (Casey) and Isadora again, we get to see more of Nick and the Misos colony. We are also slightly introduced to Hades's son, Zagreus, and Orpheus's brother Gryphon. Maelea's presence gave the story an intriguing edge and I became curious about this woman. She appears timid and almost teen-like (angst-y) although she is 3,000 years old, but I have a feeling there is more to this woman than first meets the eye and I look forward to getting to know her better.
Meanwhile, Atalanta is her usual evil, scheming self and is still exiled in the fields of Asphodel, where her son, Demetrius and Orpheus sent her, but she is not an easy foe to defeat and intends to set her escape plan in motion.
There is plenty of action, danger and intrigue in this story. I loved the chemistry between Orpheus and Skyla. It crackled palpably through the story and scorched the pages! The story arc is opening up and the race for the rest of the elements for the Orb of Kronos is hotting up; I am getting excited to see where it leads! This story took me on another roller coaster ride of emotions and I found myself shedding more than a few tears as it unfolded. My heart broke for Gryphon, as his soul didn't deserve to be sent to Hell by Apophis. One thing I will say about this story (and series as a whole) is the world building is excellent. The characters are well developed and extremely lifelike. The story ends on another cliffhanger, which has me looking forward to continuing with this series and I will (hopefully) get to read/listen to Enslaved as soon as I can.
Elisabeth Naughton has written an exciting paranormal romance series. I love her fast paced writing style and the flow is wonderful. She has definitely found a fan in me!
Due to scenes of a sexual nature that are on the explicit side, I do not recommend this book for younger readers. However, I highly recommend this book if you love erotic paranormal romances with sexy heroes and strong female characters. - Lynn Worton
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