Bite the Dust by Cynthia Eden

cover81690-mediumTitle:    Bite the Dust

Series:  Blood and Moonlight Book #1

Author:  Cynthia Eden

Genre:  Romance, Urban Fantasy

Blurb:   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.

Thoughts:  Needless to say, I was excited about this first book in a new series by Cynthia Eden.  It really had the potential to wind up being one of my favorite series (or so I thought as I read the blurb).  My excitement was a little dampened, however, as I finished it.  I really liked the book, but it just didn’t grab me and reel me into this series completely.   At least not quite yet.  The characters were ok, the storyline was ok….overall, it was just ok for me.  I liked Jane, but she seemed like a pain sometimes and I just didn’t find myself really admiring her character, or feeling a great attachment to any of them really.

However, I am reminding myself that this is the first in the series – the characters have plenty of room to grow in the future.  The characters and the world itself has plenty of time to find its footing.  I’m looking forward to seeing how the next book goes.

So for the current time, I am still holding out hope for this new series….:)

Rate:  B

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