There’s something strange about this. Those are the thoughts that newly appointed homicide Detective Marry Jane Hart, had when looking at her first victim. Yep, there’s definitely something strange about the body she’s was staring at. Could it be the way the body had lack of defensive abrasions despite the violences of her throat being slashed? Perhaps it was the fact that her victim is dumped but is delicately in the middle of a busy Burborn Street, New Orléans in front of Hell’s Gate bar, without anyone realizing that the victim was dead. All the details of the crime scene practically screamed that there was something odd about this case, and she was going to discover the truth. Deceptive Jane, determination to find justice for the victim that played before her, even if it means she would have to uncover New Orléans deepest secretes in the process. There are some secretes that need keeping silent, and he’s going ensure it stays that way.
He watched as Detective Jane, study the crime scene in font of his bar, in his town. She might have the badge, the law, and the entire police department on her side, but he was the law in his town when creatures play in the dark covers of the night. Aidan Heart is no push over though, nor does he answer to anyone besides himself. Aidan is your traditional Alpha-minded character. He is bossy; controls situation through brute force with no tact nor communication skills; intimating others; and walks with confidences. He’s irritating upon meeting him, but even aggravation can’t ignore his chisel body and exotic eyes. DNA has been very kind to him, gifting him with natural sexual talents with breath-taking experiences. Que the swoon-worthy siren!
I’m glad that I was approved by Hocus-Pocus Publishing, Inc to read this book before it’s publication. Bite The Dust, is actually the first book from award-winning author Cynthia Eden, series Blood and Moonlight. I’m honestly anticipating the next book as I’m writing this review!
I rather enjoyed this book because it has great world building, even thought the situation surrounding the plot was not unique when compared to other New Orléans paranormal television shows, such as The Originals. However that does not take away from the great world building that was given in this novel. There are times that romance novel tend to shift focus on the sexual scenes and not the plot or character development. This novel happy disappointed me. When Aidan and Jane were given multiple situations that they could have explored themselves sexually, they instead didn’t, thus creating great sexual tension later in the series. I am a little annoyed how they rapidly attracted to one another, even in paranormal romances that cliché wasn’t avoided.
Bite The Dust, does contain multiple points of perspective through out the novel. Of course my favorite point of view is Aidan’s, did you even have to ask? Having multiple narrator might be a pet peeve for some readers, but I rather enjoyed how different events/situations might look towards the different characters involvement through the plot development. It’s through the different narrations I was able to truly fall in love with different characters, while relating to how some characters relationship were built. No character is ominous thus having so many different characters telling their own stories help connect each other towards the plot. That being said the plot really didn’t have much mystery for us readers but it does have a level of suspenses. Once I started reading the book I did not move nor wan to stop reading until it I was finished!
Bite The Dust, is a really smooth reader with fun banter, lovely paranormal romance, while leaving us questions that aren’t going to be answered until the next novel. I also enjoyed how the villain is introduced in the novel as well as handled in the same novel. Even though this book is apart of the Blood and Moonlight series, I cannot stand it when an issue that’s introduce in one book isn’t solved in the same book! Scooby-Doo doesn’t take an entire series to solve his mysterious and neither should a book, at least not the miniature mysterious at least. The book answers the questions that need answering while developing a bigger plot that needs to be solved in the next novel. That truly makes me smile!
Bite The Dust by Cynthia Eden is a novel I really enjoyed reading, and I hope you take the opportunity to read it on October 6th 2016!
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars