Author: Cynthia Eden
Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: Time to embrace your inner evil.
Rose Kinley never intended to be one of the most feared creatures to walk the earth. Once upon a time, she was a human—one who fell in love with a mysterious stranger. But when she got caught in a paranormal war, she lost her humanity and died…only to wake later as a vampire.
Now Rose has a choice. She can continue to try and be the good girl she once was or she can let her darkness out to play. Maybe it’s finally time for her to step into the dark.
He’s the reason she’s undead.
Panther shifter Julian Craig has a mission—protect Rose at all costs. It’s his fault that she lost her human life, and he literally made a deal with the devil so that she would have a second chance as a vampire. And as part of that deal, he’s supposed to keep his hands off Rose. An impossible task considering the dangerous lust he feels for her.
When Rose is targeted by a paranormal collector, Julian knows that he will have to let his own beast out if he is to protect the only woman who ever touched his battered soul. Rose may be afraid of the darkness she carries, but Julian is more than ready to show the world just what kind of a monster he truly is. Julian isn’t afraid of the dark…but the monsters that wait in the shadows? They will bow to him.
He’ll show her just how good it can feel…to be bad.
Review: Cynthia Eden has always had a way with words, and her paranormals are some of the best. In fact, she was one of the first I ever read. This one combines her quirky sense of humor with her great world building skills to create a series about bad things that I really enjoyed.
This story involves the panther shifter Julian and his once human love, Rose. Assassins who were after him killed her instead. Terrified and heartbroken at the thought of losing her, Julian makes a deal with the devil, for real. Luke Thorne is the dark brother paranormal who acts for the evil creatures, and in return for bringing Rose back to life, he acquires a new assassin–Julian.
Rose is absolutely horrified to come back to life as a vampire. She blamed Julian for not telling her he was a shifter, thus putting her in jeopardy. She reacted to Julian by screaming at him that she never wanted to see him again and for him to get away from her. After the fact she realizes that she’d overreacted and really kind of wanted him there to comfort her. But too bad–he’d taken her at her weird and had disappeared.
This story brings them back together again. Will they use this opportunity to solve their differences our will they squander this second chance at love?
Read it and delve into Cynthia Eden’s exciting paranormal world–you won’t regret it!