Thursday, February 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #22

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Happy Thursday, everyone! And welcome to a new feature on Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Mary of Buried Under Romance and I are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, we've decided to focus on our beloved genre.

Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.


For All Eternity by Linda Lael Miller, published November 1994

Blurb:

Powerful vampire Maeve Tremayne loves her immortality. She time travels freely from century to century, taking nourishment only from the most evil members of the human world. But sometimes she steps in to soften the final moments of the dying by offering them one last moment of pleasurable release from pain. Haunting the battlefield of Gettysburg on one such journey, she dares to lose her soul to a dedicated mortal doctor, Calder Holbrook. Calder thinks she is merely a delusional dream of men in agony, but when he sees her for himself, he loses his heart to the beautiful immortal woman.

Maeve tries to put the mortal doctor out of her mind, and wants to erase his memories of her, but she can't resist her own attraction. Then their budding romance is threatened when Maeve is called upon to confront Lisette, the mad vampire queen who rocks the immortal world by causing a war that pits all undead creatures against each other. Before the angels can step in to destroy them, Maeve needs to forge an alliance with the hostile warlocks against their mutual enemy. But she must also protect Calder, whom she fears will be caught in the middle of the battle.

Growing up, my sister and I were fascinated with vampires and were big fans of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series. Even in historical romances, we tried to look for ones that had a vampire theme in it. Back then, there was no "paranormal" category in HR and vampires were just like any other characters. Linda Lael Miller's The Black Rose Chronicles features vampire heroes and heroines and I remember loving these books so much. When I started re-reading romances in 2006, it was one of my missions to re-compile our collection of this trilogy. Sadly, I couldn't find a full set anymore and the copies, by then, were very old and not in the best condition.

I'm very glad this series is being republished in digital format. ^_^

What's strange is that Miller doesn't mention this series on her website.

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Head over to Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Ki Pha of Doing Some Reading for their picks for Throwback Thursday.^_^

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6 comments:

  1. Oh I haven't read Linda's books yet but I have seen many of them and they do sound fabulous!

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  2. Interesting. :) I'm not one for historical paranormals, but this one has both time traveling and immortality...LOL

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  3. I have never heard of this series, but I will have to check it out because I love it when paranormal mixes with historical. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love Linda Lael Miller. I have several of her books. Thanks for reminding about this one.

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  5. @ki -- she's focusing on cowboy/western stories now. I've only read a few of her books, but this was one series my sister and I completed. ^_^

    @Mary -- back then, I don't think there was a distinction -- and I didn't really hear the term "paranormal" bandied about in HR books, even when they featured vampires and such.

    @Jennifer -- this is a very old book! 20 years old! The digital formats are out, though. I must warn you, I read these when I was 16-ish -- so I wonder if I would experience the stories the same way now that I'm in my 30s. ^_^

    @aubrey, thank you for commenting on our TBT feature! I loved this particular series. I've read some of her cowboy/western romances but haven't really followed her current works. ^_^

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  6. I took a double take on that summary. I didn't know Linda Lael Miller wrote paranormal. :) Nice surprise. I wonder how the author was able to resolve the mortality/immortality set-up of the main characters. Thanks for sharing Tin :)

    Camille @ Girl meets Books

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