Immortal Danger – Cynthia Eden [Review]

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Immortal Danger is the first book in the Night Watch series by Cynthia Eden.

Immortal Danger coverBrava published this paranormal romance book on April 1, 2009. I read it in paperback format.

Amazon lists Immortal Danger as #1 and Goodreads lists it as #.5. It is a full-length novel, so I’m not sure why it’s given a half number on Goodreads. Those are usually reserved for novellas and short stories.

Immortal Danger includes elements of romance, sex, mystery, paranormal, and action. It reads a lot like a romantic suspense novel with paranormal aspects. But because of the werewolves and vampires, I would call it a paranormal romance.

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Blurb

Sexy shapeshifters and lots of suspense combine in this scintillating new paranormal novel from the author of “Midnight Sins” and “Hotter After Midnight.”

Being Bullet Proof Sucks–Literally
Once, Maya Black was a kick-ass cop patrolling the streets of L.A. She still keeps the city safe, but nowadays her bad guys of choice include demons, werewolves, and assorted nocturnal scum. Something Maya knows a thing or two about. She’s a vampire–and not thrilled about it. Payback meet bitch.

Adam Brody hopes Maya is as dangerous as they say she is. He needs her to help rescue his niece Cammie from a ruthless band of vamps, and he’s willing to pay–in blood. Trusting her is another matter. Adam has never met a vampire who doesn’t lie. Then again, he’s never met anyone like Maya, who fills him with a desperate need that ignites into explosive, no-holds-barred encounters. . .

 

Jen’s Review of IMMORTAL DANGER

This review first appeared on our old site, booksthathook.com, but I have edited and (hopefully) improved it.

The Story

Immortal Danger is about Maya and Adam. They meet because Adam needs her help finding his niece who has been taken by vampires. Maya is best suited to help him because she has a reputation for being bad-ass, plus she doesn’t follow the Master even though she’s a vampire.

Although she used to be a cop, Maya isn’t immediately keen on helping Adam. But before long, they are fully involved in the search for his niece. And as they do this, they find they are attracted to one another. They don’t instantly fall in love, though.

 The story moved along quickly and had lots of action to keep me interested. I was concerned at first that the book might be too smutty for my taste. Eden proved me wrong. Yes, there is sex in the book, but Eden created a solid plot beyond the romance.

The Characters

Maya and Adam are both likable characters. She’s a cop turned vampire who hasn’t lost her sense of justice or humanity. He’s a man on a mission to save his niece from becoming a present to the master vampire when he awakens. Both have noble intentions. Maya tries to make it seem like she’s helping Adam for the money, but the reader can tell that it’s a front. I think a lot of Maya’s attitude is a self-defense mechanism. She’s afraid of showing her weaknesses.

One thing I loved was the mystery about Adam. The reader doesn’t know what kind of creature he is. Nor does the reader know if he’s evil or good. I also liked that he was an alpha male but he wasn’t drop-dead gorgeous or overly bossy.

The Writing

My only complaint about Cynthia Eden’s writing has to do with her word choices when she is describing parts of the female anatomy. Otherwise, I really enjoyed her writing style.

I really liked how she set up a ticking time clock for Maya to find Adam’s niece. It is established at the beginning of the book. Maya’s master is going to wake up. She can feel it and knows how long it will be until he does. They need to find the girl before he wakes up.

Do I Recommend?

Yes! If you haven’t read Immortal Danger yet, I strongly suggest you try it, especially if you like romantic suspense, paranormal suspense, or urban fantasy. This book has plenty of action and a kick-ass heroine, but there is sexual chemistry and eventually love that makes it a romance.

 

My Rating for IMMORTAL DANGER: 5 out of 5 stars (A)

 

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In addition to being a book blogger, I am a mother of three children, a retail backroom coordinator, and a wannabe writer (when I make time to do it).

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