by Cynthia Eden
ebook, 193 pages
Published September 12th 2011 by Cynthia Eden
Courtesy of Author
When it comes to killing vampires, werewolf Cade Thain is the best slayer in the Northwest. So when a witch hires him to take out a pureblood vamp, the assassin thinks it will be just business as usual. One less vicious vamp on the streets... one more undead parasite gone from the earth. Then he meets her.
Allison Gray isn't the prey that Cade expects. Beautiful, innocent, she stirs a dark desire within him. Allison hasn't transformed fully into a vampire, not yet, and it's Cade's job to make sure that she never does. Allison thinks that he's at her side to keep her safe, but Cade is supposed to pick the right moment --and kill her.
Killing Allison is soon the last thing that Cade plans. As she begins the transformation that will turn her into a vampire, her bloodlust and their desire merge in an explosion of need that neither can control. But Allison's enemies are closing in, and the coming battle will take Cade and Allison beyond life, beyond love... and into a deadly darkness that waits to claim them both.
Bound in Darkness.
Warning: This novella is a sexy paranormal romance. As such, it contains blood, sex, vampires, and a hot alpha werewolf. Violence and adult language? Yes, those are included, too.
Allison Gray is running for her life from creatures that she never dreamed existed. Ending up in a small town in hopes to find someone who can guide her to safety, Allison finds out that the man who was supposed to protect her is actually there to kill her and that she has been betrayed by the one person she thought she could trust.
Cade Thain is a solitary wolf and a well known vampire slayer, one of the best actually, and he has no qualms about ridding the world of these parasites. When he’s hired by a witch to take out a pure blood he goes into the job thinking it will be quick cash but when he comes upon a pretty human, Cade realizes that the witch left out a few important facts.
Now Cade has a vampire on the cusps of transformation on his hands that he can’t get out of his head. But things aren’t always what they seem and they must find out who the real villain is before he or she finds them first, while fighting a fierce attraction that neither one of them ever expected.
Bound in Darkness is a fast paced, engaging novella that I flew through in a few short hours. Both Cade and Allison have tragic pasts filled with loss, and while vastly different, it brings them together. Allison drastically changes Cade’s negative view on vampires and totally turns his world upside down. I really enjoyed watching the relationship play out, seeing Allison introduction and acceptance of the supernatural world while opening Cade’s mind to something other than all vampire being purely evil. It did feel rushed in areas but that sometimes occurs with novellas, it still worked for me. =) Cade is a rough and tumble kind of wolf, a tortured hero with a gruff exterior – sexy soft interior. A very much say what you feel and screw everyone else type of guy; providing some very rawr kind of moments where you just wanted to throw him down and have at it. LoL Allison is a little naïve and could be said as being a damsel in distress but she is more than capable of taking care of herself and proves it throughout the story. I also enjoyed the little reference to Bound by Blood at the end of the novella, it was just a nice little tidbit to have tied into the story. A lot of action, some suspense, smoking sex and hot characters; Bound in Darkness may come in a small package but it packs a big punch.
Cynthia Eden is a must-read author for me and for only $0.99 you have no excuse not to get out and buy Bound in Darkness right this minute. Cheap, fast and entertaining read; what more can you ask for? While you're at it, pick up Bound by Blood too!
Rating: 4.5 - Just about perfect!
Sexual Content: Hot alpha werewolf, new vampire blood lust... sexual content? Hell yes! Cynthia Eden is a master of writing love scenes with hot demanding heroes and this one is no different. Have a cold drink ready with lots of ice!