Author: Cynthia Eden

BEFORE THE DAWN by Cynthia Eden

BEFORE THE DAWN by Cynthia EdenBefore the Dawn by Cynthia Eden
Series: Killer Instinct
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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Published by HQN Books



Ex-SEAL Tucker Frost knows that the world is full of evil. He saw it in the face of his own brother, Jason Frost, a cold, methodical, sadistic killer. A killer Tucker put down with his own hands in order to save Jason's final victim--Dawn Alexander, the only girl who got away from the infamous "Iceman."

It's Tucker's up close and personal experience with evil that's made him perfect for Samantha Dark's experimental profiling division in the FBI. And when women start turning up murdered with the same MO used by the Iceman, Tucker is sent back to Louisiana to investigate.

Seven years have passed since the night that Tucker faced down his brother...and since he last saw Dawn, his one-time lover. But as Tucker and Dawn grapple with a desire that never died, they must also face the shared shadow from their pasts. Both have the same question--has Jason Frost come back from the dead to hunt again? And this time, will he succeed in killing the victim who got away?

Tucker and Dawn have an intense history.  She was abducted by a serial killer called the Iceman.  The Iceman was Jason Frost…Tucker’s brother.

It’s easy to get pulled into Author Cynthia Eden’s Before the Dawn.  The story kicks off with killer suspense and never lets up until the final page.

I thoroughly enjoyed Before the Dawn.  Tucker and Dawn have painful circumstances that connect them.  This makes their reunion rife with powerful emotions.  I couldn’t get enough scenes with these two.  As always Ms. Eden provides the reader with an excellent mystery and thrilling suspense. Before the Dawn is a great read!


AFTER THE DARK by Cynthia Eden

AFTER THE DARK by Cynthia EdenAfter the Dark by Cynthia Eden
Series: Killer Instinct #1
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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Published by Harlequin


Author Cynthia Eden brings readers another gripping series with Killer InstinctAfter the Dark begins with a bang as you are thrown into the middle of a spine-tingling tale.  After the Dark is brimming with chilling suspense and intense passion.  Ms. Eden weaves many threads together beautifully all of them leading up to a brilliant finish.

Samantha Dark hasn’t exactly had an easy life.  She has been betrayed in the worst way and lost her job but now she will do whatever it takes to right the wrongs and put a vicious serial killer behind bars.  You would think with all this Samantha wouldn’t have time for affection but when her ex-partner Blake Gamble comes charging back into her life she has little choice.  Blake is a man on a mission determined to lure Samantha back to work so they can find the killer that got away.  Blake and Samantha may have ignored their feelings in the past but that is hopeless now. It is impossible to miss the sparks that fly between these two.  Samantha and Blake make a great team in and out of bed.

Ms. Eden takes her readers on a perilous journey in After the Dark.  There are many times I had chills because of Ms. Eden’s impressive imagery.   I definitely felt the evil oozing from the killer. Scary!

Cynthia Eden delivers on all fronts giving her readers the perfect mix of suspense and drama in After the Dark.

TAKEN by Cynthia Eden

TAKEN by Cynthia Eden

TAKEN by Cynthia EdenTaken by Cynthia Eden
Series: L. O. S. T. #5
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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Published by Avon

The LOST series by Cynthia Eden was one of those series in the beginning that I wasn’t sure if I was going to read or not, but once I got started I was hooked and started looking forward to every single book just hoping the release dates wouldn’t be too far apart. Taken was a phenomenal addition to this series and I loved every moment of it.


Bailey Jones is a survivor of a serial killer who is known as the Death Angel. She was held captive and tortured for days when she hears the screams of another victim and tries to help only to be left for dead. After being found barely alive she informs authorities that the other victim got away, but they don’t believe her since there was no evidence supporting her claim. Now months later Bailey reaches out to LOST to see if they can find this mysterious woman and she is paired with new LOST agent Asher Young. Asher comes off as dangerous, but there is something about him that makes Bailey feel safe. The more that they look for this woman the closer they get but danger isn’t far behind them.


Ex-SEAL and LOST agent Asher Young might be fairly new to the team, but he is damn good at what he does. After meeting Bailey for the first time he knows there is something about her that calls to him and makes him want to protect her. But since she is a client and is still recovering from what the Death Angel did he knows he should be hands off, except that is getting harder and harder. Asher knows he can protect her and as things start occuring once they return to the site of where it all happened he believes that Bailey was telling the truth and just maybe the Death Angel has unfinished business with Bailey.


Taken gave me chills from the very first page, it was thrilling, heart pounding and had me double checking my locks. Bailey and Asher were such great characters. I loved how Ms. Eden had them bond over their abductions. Bailey from the start was a good person not only because she wanted to find this missing woman but she has been saving her money just to hire LOST for the job. Asher’s past was a bit on the dark side but I couldn’t get enough of him and the protectiveness he showed with Bailey.


I loved the whole serial killer idea that shapes this series and thought Ms. Eden put a very real spin on this story. I found the suspense build up was worth the wait and couldn’t wait to find out who the Death Angel really was. The romance was just on the okay side but I really found myself focusing more on the mystery and letting romance take the back seat, don’t get me wrong Bailey and Asher did have some hot scenes but I just wasn’t that focused on them.  The one issue I did have was the overuse of the word “lovers”, it was just mentioned so many times when it didn’t need to be. I understood that’s what they were or what they were going to end up being to one another but I did like how their relationship really started to become more to both of them.
After finishing Taken, I had trouble finding a next book to begin because all I could think about was how wonderfully written and invested I became in this story. For those who love a good romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the very end you won’t want to miss Taken.


MINE TO KEEP by Cynthia Eden

MINE TO KEEP by Cynthia EdenMine to Keep by Cynthia Eden
Series: Mine #2
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Suspense
Reviewed by:Author
Published by Self Published


Love is the most dangerous obsession…

Skye Sullivan is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. She survived a brutal stalker and escaped his abduction, and now she is looking to the future—a future that includes Skye’s lover, billionaire Trace Weston. Skye thinks the danger is finally over for her.

She’s dead wrong.

When Trace’s past comes back to haunt him, Skye discovers that the man she loves isn’t quite who he seems to be. Trace has been leading a double-life. An ex-special forces agent, his military training turned him into the perfect killing machine. He made more than his share of enemies during his time in the military—and as he built his security empire—and one of those enemies is striking back.

He won’t lose her.

Skye is the one weapon that can be used against Trace—his only vulnerability. But he won’t let her go—he can’t. Trace will do anything necessary to protect Skye. Anything. Yet when she discovers the secrets that he’s tried to keep hidden, Skye’s pain and rage may send her running directly into the cross-hairs of a killer…

Mine to Keep is an intense romantic thriller!  We are once again taken into the world of Skye and Trace.  The story picks up not long after the stunning conclusion of book one Mine to Take.  I didn’t think things could get hotter or more extreme between Skye and Trace but they do!  This couple is scorching!  I love them together and were stressed for them as danger started stalking them once again.


Cynthia Eden’s pen excels in Mine to Keep.  The suspense is stellar and kept me guessing until the very end! I actually said “Holy Sh*t” as I figured out whodunit.  I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the Mine series.

BROKEN by Cynthia Eden

BROKEN by Cynthia EdenBroken by Cynthia Eden
Series: Lost #1
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Reviewed by:Reviewer
Published by Avon


The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s sizzling LOST series introduces the Last Option Search Team, an elite unit that must protect the only surviving victim of a serial killer.

Ex-SEAL and LOST founder Gabe Spencer is accustomed to the unusual in his job. But when knockout Eve Gray steps into his office, he’s rattled. For the mysterious woman is a dead ringer for the heiress thought to be the latest prey of the serial killer who goes by the name Lady Killer.

When Eve awoke in an Atlanta hospital, her past was a blank slate. Then she recognized her own face in the newspaper and vowed to learn the truth. Determined to confront the nightmares hidden in her mind, she never expects to find a partner in Gabe.

As Gabe and Eve work together, their explosive attraction becomes irresistible. Gabe knows that his desire for Eve is growing too strong, bordering on a dangerous obsession, but nothing pulls him away from her. And when another Eve lookalike disappears, Gabe vows to protect Eve at all costs. While Eve may have forgotten the killer in her past, it’s clear he hasn’t forgotten her.

Broken, the first book in Cynthia Eden’s LOST series is a sensual thriller!  Broken is a great beginning to the LOST or Last Option Search Team series. I am excited about upcoming LOST books because Ms. Eden’s characters are sexy and fun.  I just love a good mystery and there is definitely one surrounding Eve Gray.  I couldn’t wait to figure out her story.  When Eve and Gabe meet it’s impossible to miss the sparks.  The intensity keeps growing between them as the danger escalates.  Ms. Eden knows how to keep you guessing and create chilling villains.  We have both in BrokenBroken is a sizzling romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

MINE TO TAKE by Cynthia Eden

Mine to Take by Cynthia Eden Series: Mine #1 Genres: Contemporary, Suspense Reviewed by:AuthorPublished by Self Published Skye Sullivan was a famous ballerina until one terrible accident left her unable to dance professionally.  After the physical rehab Skye moved to Chicago in hopes of building a new life for herself.  She was desperate to escapeContinue Reading

DIE FOR ME by Cynthia Eden

DIE FOR ME by Cynthia Eden

Die For Me by Cynthia Eden Genres: Mystery & Detective, Suspense Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by AmazonEncore Reviewed by Miranda Katherine Cole thought her fiancé was the perfect man — until he turned out to be the perfect killer. He left his victims stabbed through the heart holding a telltale single red rose and was deemed theContinue Reading

THE WOLF WITHIN by Cynthia Eden

The Wolf Within by Cynthia Eden Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:AuthorPublished by Self Published Reviewed by Miranda FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire relishes his job in the Para Unit. He likes hunting down the things that go bump in the night. However, he never intended to become one of them.  Unfortunately, that is exactly what happensContinue Reading

BLEED FOR ME by Cynthia Eden

Bleed For Me by Cynthia Eden Genres: Erotic, Fantasy Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Self Published Reviewed by Miranda The Greek gods are alive and well. But, unfortunately for the gods, the humans have all but forgotten their glorious existence…and this fact really pisses off the all-powerful, immortal beings. Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, takesContinue Reading

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