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.
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.
Hey, I actually started with the first book in this series! It had been free when I got the Kindle edition and I was like, Cynthia Eden? Heck yeah! Score! I've always loved her books so I was looking forward to this one and it didn't disappoint. I did read a few reviews before reading this one and found out that this is a trilogy and a continuing story so while the main parts of this story are nicely sewn up, some questions are left open for the next two books but it's definitely not a cliffhanger ending.
Aidan Locke is the alpha leader of his werewolf clan in New Orleans. He and his people stay hidden from the humans and keep the vampires out of New Orleans since they are enemies. Detective Jane Hart is investigating the death of a woman when she meets Aidan Locke who can't seem to influence and control her as easily as the other humans he sometimes comes in contact with.
Strange things happen including having the dead woman disappear and re-appear dead with more injuries than she had the first time Jane found her dead. So Jane does what her instincts tell her to and questions the local bar and club owner, Aidan Locke who has been watching her.
Jane is special but she doesn't have any idea about any of that until Aidan pieces her past together with other clues about her. There's a war between the vampires and werewolves coming and Jane might just be at the center of it. An ancient vampire has come back and memories of what he's done in the past haunt not only Jane but also one of Aidan's pack members.
I really liked the banter between Aidan and Jane, they start off not really trusting each other but that quickly changes when they find themselves in danger and they end up saving and helping each other and others. I really liked that Jane is a kick ass heroine and can take care of herself and Aidan isn't always the hardass that he first seems to be.
There's werewolves, vampires, betrayal, secrets and plenty of teeth gnashing fighting. This was a really good book and I'm looking forward to reading more in this trilogy.
I give this 4 out of 5 stars.