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.
What I liked: I occasionally find myself at a loss for exactly what kind of book I'm in the mood for. When that happens, I start looking through my TBR cache on my Kindle. For some reason, Bite the Dust sounded like just what I needed.
As usual with a first book in a series, Ms Eden had to set up much of the story and did a fairly good job of it without losing my interest. The premise of Bite the Dust was a bit different too. Werewolves and Vampires fighting over a city and an individual. I enjoyed Jane Hart's character and the background. She's going to be a different type of heroine.
Aidan seems to be good fit for Jane but there is and will be much controversy coming. I can feel that looming but it will depend on how the author develops the story line in the next book.
I felt Ms Eden did a good job with the characters and plot. It was just intriguing enough to keep reading.
What I didn't like: While I felt the characters were well represented, the setting of the story didn't capture me. I mean, we're talking New Orleans but it felt like a generic setting. I would have loved more descriptions and links between the characters and the place. Actually, the setting could have been just anywhere and didn't feel fully developed.
Since this is the first of the series, I'm waiting one more book to see how Ms Eden continues the storyline. It's not a gripping, can't put it down type of story but it was entertaining.