*ARC received via NetGalley, but I purchased the e-book from Amazon*
“If you ever want to let yourself go,” Aidan said. She glanced at him and found that bright gaze locked on hers. “I’ll be close by.” – Bite the Dust by Cynthia Eden
The first book in Cynthia Eden’s Blood and Moonlight series is set in the wonderfully colorful city of New Orleans. You may have come across paranormal romances focusing around the untraditional couple (one paranormal, one mundane), but Bite the Dust’s Jane and Aidan are definitely not reproductions. I am not a huge fan of series romance, instead favoring books within a series or standalones that have their own happily ever after. This work is an exception to my rule, however, and I will be adding the second book Better Off Undead to my to-be-read list!
As if Jane Hart’s newly acquired detective position is not enough to spice up her life, the paranormal is determined to overwhelm any semblance of normalcy. A strangely paranormal murder streak, the romantic interest of Aidan Locke, werewolf alpha and paranormal enforcer of New Orleans, and her own tenuously mortal status are going to drive her beyond the edge of sanity. Follow Jane through New Orleans into the realm of werewolves, vampires, and abnormal mortals. Everything seems to be working against Jane, powers much stronger than her own at work, but that does not mean she is going to take it lying down. Jane is ready to clean house, and Aiden is determined to keep her alive…and close at hand.