Review: Marked by the Vampire by Cynthia Eden

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Series: Purgatory #2
on June 9, 2014
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four-stars

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden invites readers to a dark paranormal world...

Vampires exist. So do werewolves. The creatures that you fear in the darkness? They’re all real. And the baddest of the paranormals…those who love to hurt humans…they’re sent to Purgatory, the only paranormal prison in the U.S.

His job is to stop the monsters.

Deadly forces are at work within Purgatory. The monsters are joining together—and their plans have to be stopped. FBI Agent Shane August, a very powerful vampire with a dark past, is sent into the prison on an undercover assignment. His job is to infiltrate the vampire clan, by any means necessary.

She wants to help the prisoners.

Dr. Olivia Maddox wants to find out just why certain paranormals go bad. What pushes some vampires over the edge? Why do some werewolves turn so savage? If she can understand the monsters, then Olivia thinks she can help them. When she gets permission to enter Purgatory, Olivia believes she is being given the research opportunity of a lifetime.

Olivia doesn't realize that she’s walking straight into hell.

To survive, they have to rely on each other.

When the prisoners break loose, there is only one person—one vampire—who can protect her, but as Olivia and Shane fight the enemies that surround them, a dark and dangerous passion stirs to life between the doctor and the vamp. Shane realizes that Olivia is a woman carrying secrets—powerful, sinful secrets. Secrets that a man would kill to possess.

And Olivia realizes that—sometimes—you can’t control the beast inside of you. No matter how hard you try. Some passions can push you to the very limits of your control…and the growing lust that she feels for her vampire…it’s sending her racing right into a deadly storm of desire.

Welcome to Purgatory…a place that’s a real hell on earth…

This is just what I needed! No one writes Paranormals like Cynthia Eden does!

We are going back to Purgatory, a sort of Alcatraz for paranormals. But things aren’t going so well. In the first book, the corruption may have been cleaned up, but who’s watching the cleaners? (Isn’t that a Latin phrase? Who watches the guardians or something like that) anyway, going back to the book, Olivia wants in. She’s on a mission to find out why some paranormals kill, and others don’t. She feels this is really important, and she’s been trying to figure it out with human serial killers, but it’s time to step up her game. What she doesn’t know, is that she only gets in because someone else wants her in.

Shane is an agent who goes in undercover. He’s trying to figure out what’s going on inside Purgatory. His boss knows something isn’t right, but can’t put his finger on what, exactly. What I loved about him, is that he knows who he is, and he’s fine with that. No self-loathing emo vamp boy here! He’s also not a jackass hero, he’s just strong, determined, and knows his own mind. I hesitate to use the term Alpha Male, since lately that meaning has morphed into controlling a-hole. But he’s more of the true Alpha hero from a few years ago. He’s protective and possessive without being a jerk. His cover is blown almost immediately too, which kick starts this book off with a bang!

I liked this book better than the first, The Wolf Within, but mostly because this book knows where it’s going, and what it’s doing. In The Wolf Within, I feel like it had to set up the new series, where this book was able to just jump in with both feet.

***NOTE THE WOLF WITHIN IS FREE AT THE TIME OF THIS REVIEW click here

The next book is fantastic as well, look for that review in a day or two.

***ARC courtesy of the author— however I then bought it because, sexy man cover!

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four-stars

 

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