Sunday, October 11, 2015

Bite the Dust

Title: Bite the Dust
Series: Blood and Moonlight Book 1
Author: Cynthia Eden
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Vampires. Werewolves. Beasts that hunt in the night...When New Orleans Detective Jane Hart investigates her first official homicide case, she never expects to have her world ripped apart. But the murder she’s investigating is part of a deadly war between vampires and werewolves…and now Jane is caught in that eternal battle. A battle that can’t end well.

Werewolf Aidan Locke has been running New Orleans for years. It’s his job to keep the vamps out of the city. But when a Master Vampire comes to town, determined to unleash hell, Aidan knows it’s time to fight with all the fury of his pack. Beast versus vamp, until the last breath. Then he meets Jane…

One look, one taste, and Aidan knows that Jane is far more than she seems. Far more than she even knows herself to be. She’s important in the paranormal war, not a pawn to be used, but a queen to be won. And if he can’t keep her at his side, if he can’t stop the darkness from descending on the town…then Jane Hart will become not just a fierce cop, not some guardian, but something deadlier. Darker. Aidan will fight heaven and hell to change her fate. To change their fate because he is more than just a predator.

And Jane is more than prey. Far more.

The world is changing—for the humans and the monsters. Hot, sexy, and intense, BITE THE DUST is the first novel in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden’s dark new “Blood and Moonlight” series.

Detective Mary Jane Hart came to New Orleans to leave her past and get a fresh start. When she catches the case of a murdered girl whose neck was sliced to cover up two puncture marks, she gets involved in the underground of the city. Her investigation leads her to Aiden Locke, owner of the bar where the victim was left. 

Aiden isn't just a bar owner, he's the Alpha Werewolf in New Orleans and his number one job is to protect the city from Vampires. When a dead body, soon to be Vampire, gets left outside of his bar he knows that there is a war about to happen on his turf. But once he gets a sniff of Jane his priorities change and he becomes increasingly fascinated by the Detective. 

Bite the Dust is the first book in a new series about the battle between Vampires and Werewolves and the woman who can change both of their fates. Jane is a tough Detective that is determined to always do the right thing. When she gets thrown into the world of Shifters and blood thirsty Vampires she's in over her head, but won't give up. Getting her first paranormal case brings up things from her past and danger comes for her. 

I loved the different aspects of this story and how there was a lot going on, but it wasn't so crazy that I got lost or confused. The world of the paranormal wasn't hard to follow at all and it was explained at a slow pace so there wasn't just a dump of information, which I really liked. I've read a lot of paranormal books but the worlds and facts are always different and I liked the spin that Cynthia Eden put on this one. The werewolves, other than the Alpha, couldn't shift into full wolves. I just thought that was a really interesting twist that I haven't read before. 

Aiden was a great character and I loved how possessive he got over Jane, even willing to fight his own pack over her. He had an intensity that I found really intriguing and wanted to learn more about him. I liked his silent, but deadly vibe he had going on and it just made him even more interesting to me. Even though he didn't say much, what he did say was usually sexy as hell.

Overall, this was a great paranormal book that I thoroughly enjoyed. There isn't a cliffhanger but I still have some questions so I will be, not so patiently, waiting for the next book.

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