Friday, December 12, 2014

Marked by the Vampire by Cynthia Eden

Book Name: Marked By A Vampire

Series: Purgatory #2

Author's Name: Cynthia Eden

Genre: M/F- Paranormal Romance

Main Characters: Shane and Olivia

Release Date: June 5, 2014

Reviewed by: Shonna 
My Rating: 5 Stars

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BLURB: Vampires exist. So do werewolves. The creatures that you fear in the darkness? They're all real. And the baddest of the paranormals...those who love to hurt humans...they're sent to Purgatory, the only paranormal prison in the U.S.
His job is to stop the monsters.
Deadly forces are at work within Purgatory. The monsters are joining together--and their plans have to be stopped. FBI Agent Shane August, a very powerful vampire with a dark past, is sent into the prison on an undercover assignment. His job is to infiltrate the vampire clan, by any means necessary.
She wants to help the prisoners.
Dr. Olivia Maddox wants to find out just why certain paranormals go bad. What pushes some vampires over the edge? Why do some werewolves turn so savage? If she can understand the monsters, then Olivia thinks she can help them. When she gets permission to enter Purgatory, Olivia believes she is being given the research opportunity of a lifetime.
Olivia doesn't realize that she's walking straight into hell.
To survive, they have to rely on each other.
When the prisoners break loose, there is only one person--one vampire--who can protect her, but as Olivia and Shane fight the enemies that surround them, a dark and dangerous passion stirs to life between the doctor and the vamp. Shane realizes that Olivia is a woman carrying secrets--powerful, sinful secrets. Secrets that a man would kill to possess.
And Olivia realizes that--sometimes--you can't control the beast inside of you. No matter how hard you try. Some passions can push you to the very limits of your control...and the growing lust that she feels for her's sending her racing right into a deadly storm of desire.
Welcome to Purgatory...a place that's a real hell on earth...

Review:  Action, intense danger, and some daaamn hot sex makes this book a winner! I loved the main characters, Shane and Olivia. The sizzling chemistry between them was enough to fry an egg right on the top of my kindle. The exceptional emotional connection that is rolled together with an amazing world building and plot make for an awesome read. I hope to see some wonderful stories yet to be told in this gripping paranormal series with so many intriguing sub characters and their secrets. I  look forward to them all.

One of my favorite quotes:

He just pulled her right back against him. “But our hearts beat. We breathe. We live. We need.”
Need. The word seemed to echo around them.
“There’s something that I need right now” he continued, his voice growing deeper, rougher, in the darkness. “Something I have to take.”
She pushed up but his hands were tight around her waist. “Shane?”

Now who wouldn't love to be talked to like that by a hot sexy powerful vampire? (swooning here)
Ok, I can't resist just one more quote:

"I'm hungry," those words were a deep, dark growl.  "So fucking hungry...and I need you."

(Clunk!! That was me falling in the floor) Sigh!!

While MARKED BY THE VAMPIRE could be read as a stand alone, I strongly recommend that you get the first installment THE WOLF WITHIN. You don’t want to miss out on anything and it too is an enjoyable book. Cynthia Eden is such a talented writer and she has got me hooked on her work.

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