Review: BITE THE DUST by Cynthia Eden

It’s been a little while since I have read paranormal romance, and every time I have a craving I turn to Cynthia Eden. She gives me that paranormal fix in exactly the right way. Bite The Dust, the first book in the Blood and Moonlight Series was just what I needed. Eden does a spectacular job of writing her paranormal beings a little bit different in each story including their legends and myths. It’s not the same old story with different characters. They are unique.

In this story, Aidan (alpha werewolf) fears that Jane (local homicide detective) will become something that will result in her death by himself or his pack. He can’t let that happen. Jane doesn’t want his protection and wants to find the culprit of all of this chaos and end him, regardless of the fact that he is a Master Vampire who is also after her. She wants justice. Aidan and Jane are quite a force on their own but when you put them together, they are unstoppable.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bite The Dust. The plot is intriguing which has you flipping pages, the villain is crazy, the intimacy between Jane and Aidan is off-the-charts steamy, and the ending will have you pleased and frustrated at the same time. This series is a trilogy so the story continues. There isn’t a cliffhanger with this book, but there are still some unanswered questions that will have you running out to buy the next one so beware!

Book Source: Purchased from Amazon

Review: ON THE PROWL by Cynthia Eden

On the Prowl by Cynthia Eden is a fantastic paranormal romance that lured me in like prey, hypnotized me with her dark sexy shifters, gutted me with the deeply raw emotional plot but allowed me to make it out alive with my heart in tact after the unbelievable action scenes.

30839780In On the Prowl, we follow Julian (panther shifter) and Rose (vampire). Lots of deals are made with the Lord of the Dark and the Lord of the Light, and more paranormals are introduced. Just when I think I am aware of all types of paranormal creatures in stories, Eden throws in another one. I am not going to share the one we meet in this story here, but it’s crazy cool. Or evil. I can’t decide.

Eden knows how to write tortured souls. You can’t help but fall in love with them even when they don’t see the good in themselves. Rose saw the good in Julian even though he constantly tried to prove her wrong. He saw Rose’s true heart and not what she was told she would become. It saves them both at the end. It was such fun to follow Julian and Rose on their windy road of a romance and finally get it right.

If you are looking for a paranormal romance that will suck you in from the beginning and not let you go until the vampire is finished with you, give On the Prowl a read.

Reviewed by Amy

(Amy purchased this book from Barnes & Noble.)

Review: DEAL WITH THE DEVIL by Cynthia Eden

Deal With The Devil by Cynthia Eden exceeded my expectations and they were already set high since the Purgatory Series is one of my favorite Paranormal Series. I have wanted to learn about Eric Pate for a very long time and his book was fabulous. In Deal With The Devil, we get to see the always calm and collected Director of the FBI’s PARA Unit come undone. Like completely out of his mind and it is all over Ella. Who would have thought a female would do it?

25534607As the FBI PARA Unit tries to track down Keegan, a previous threat, they encounter a bigger challenge along the way. More than that, though, are the personal challenges that are haunting both Ella and Eric collectively and on an individual basis. Things move fast in Deal With The Devil and I found myself reading very carefully so I didn’t miss a thing.

I love how Eden’s books are always page turners. I think I read this one in just 24 hours and that included sleep and a work day in the office (I am super sneaky at reading on my phone). The balance between action / fight scenes and romance between the characters was right on for this story.

Eric and Ella were phenomenal. Both strong characters that were driven by their primal instincts yet so in control of themselves. It was quite fun to watch each of them lose control. The romance in this one is different. It has a lot more ups and downs than I expected, but it flowed well with the characters’ personalities. I mean, we couldn’t expect Eric Pate to be all trusting right off the bat, right?

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Review: CHARMING THE BEAST by Cynthia Eden

I could not put down Charming The Beast by Cynthia Eden.  I stayed up way too late one night finishing it since I just couldn’t leave the characters hanging! As with the other books in the Purgatory series, the overall story ARC centers around the FBI’s Para Unit – a group of humans and paranormals sent to bring justice to the criminal paranormals of our human world. The books seem to get better and better.

charming-the-beastIn Charming The Beast, we read about Connor and Chloe. You meet them in Marked By The Vampire and I would highly recommend you read the first two in the series before reading this one. It will make a lot more sense. Connor and Chloe are probably the most interesting couple of the series so far. They are not your typical werewolf or vampire. They are something different and figuring that out is part of the fun of the story. Charming The Beast picks up where Marked By The Vampire leaves off. Eric Pate, head of the Paranormal Unit along with other characters we meet in the first and second book continue their mission. What I find very satisfying about this series is that while it centers around one unit with the same characters, each individual story is so different. You don’t feel like you are reading the same story over and over.

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Review: MARKED BY THE VAMPIRE by Cynthia Eden

Marked By The Vampire by Cynthia Eden is paranormal romance with intense action and raw passion. You don’t want to miss it! I can typically write a review right after I finish a book but I had to let this settle for a few days. It had me so twisted up I couldn’t form the words I wanted to say about it! This is a book that you cannot put down. Cynthia writes in a way that there are no breaks in the story, so you can’t just get to a low point and put it down. If there is not an action scene happening between the character there is a relationship developing between Shane and Olivia.

marked-by-the-vampireMarked By The Vampire is the second book in the Purgatory series and even better than the first. Cynthia is extremely talented at coming up with new and fascinating plots for her books and that is what keeps me coming back to her stories. We get to meet Shane, an undercover FBI agent in the Para Unit who also happens to be a vampire. He is sent to Purgatory to see what’s going on down there because something isn’t right. Olivia is a Psychologist and is drawn to Purgatory because she wants to understand why paranormals act on their evil instincts and how she can help them control those instincts. Things don’t go so well for either Shane or Olivia in Purgatory.

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