Christmas Awards 2011

Friday, 13 June 2014

Marked by the Vampire

Marked by the Vampire by Cynthia Eden

Publisher: Cynthia Eden

June 2014

Pages: 196

Contemporary, Paranormal, Washington State

Shane August is an FBI Agent that is also a very powerful vampire with a dark past.  He is sent to a prison for an undercover assignment.  It is his job to infiltrate the vampire clan any way he can.  It’s his job to stop the monsters that live among the humans.  There are deadly forces working within Purgatory, the only prison in the U.S. that is made to keep the paranormals confined.

Dr. Olivia Maddox is determined to find out why some paranormals go bad and others keep control.  Why some vampires are pushed over the edge and why some werewolves turn savage.  Olivia thinks she can help them if she can just understand them.  When she is given permission to enter Purgatory she thinks she is getting the opportunity of a lifetime.  What she doesn’t know that she is actually walking straight into hell.

Shane and Olivia’s only chance at survival is to depend on each other.  Olivia’s only chance at surviving the prisoners that have broken loose is one vampire.  Shane is the only one that can protect her.  While they fight the enemies surrounding them a dangerous passion comes to life between them.  Shane realizes that there is more to the doctor than he first thought.  She is a woman with powerful sinful secrets that she has been is carrying around.  Secrets that a man will kill to possess. 

Olivia soon realizes that sometimes you can’t control the beast inside you.  No matter how hard you try.  There are some passions that can push you to the limits of your control.  The lust she feels growing inside her for her vampire is sending her straight into a deadly storm of desire.

This is proving to be an excellent series.  The characters are complex and intriguing and pull the reader right into the story.  While so far the stories prove to hold up on their own they are much better read as a series as things that happen in the first book show up in the second and the reader has a better understanding of what is happening in the series by reading all the books.  This one wraps up nicely but leaves enough to easily have more books in the series.  The world building is great and will have readers wishing that this world was real.   It is dark and edgy and full of action.  With enough suspense woven into it that it will keep readers guessing as to what the characters secrets are and just what will happen next.  It is also a relatively quick read that makes for a wonderful break from the real world.

I give this one 5 red roses 

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