Thursday, June 12, 2014
Review: Marked By The Vampire
Marked By The Vampire by Cynthia Eden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I can always count on Cynthia Eden for a quick fun read with tons of paranormal sizzle and an addictive story. This book was no exception and even introduced me to a new world in the Purgatory series. I didn’t read the first book in this series, but I don’t think it hurt my enjoyment of this book at all.
Olivia is a woman who has interviewed all of the most deadly serial killers out there (a la Silence of the Lambs). She begs her way into Purgatory, the world’s only prison for paranormals, through her connections with an important political figure. Shane is a centuries old vampire who has volunteered to go into Purgatory undercover to pay back a blood debt. Neither of them expected the instant attraction and addiction to one another that blossomed the moment their eyes met. Of course, nothing goes right for them during their time in Purgatory, but it only draws them closer together.
This is a mix of a fated mate tale and a tale of paranormals discovering their true potential. The balance between smut, story, and action was really great and kept the pace moving quickly. I loved Shane and Olivia’s romance, which wonderfully lacked the typical dynamic in paranormal romance nowadays. This was a great, quick read that convinced me to add the rest of this series to my “to-read” list as it comes out. If you’ve never read a Cynthia Eden book, you should really give this one a try!
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