She was wicked…
Everyone knew that Valerie Storm was the baddest bit—um, witch on the block. She might look like Snow White, but she had the heart of the wicked queen. She turned her enemies to ash, she danced on their graves, and she had to be stopped. But who could stand up to someone so wicked?
He was wild.
Griffin Bastien was the most powerful shifter to ever walk the earth. His claws had sent plenty of his foes to the grave. Bloodlust burned fast and hard within him, and when his beast took over, there was no stopping him.
Then Wicked met Wild.
Neither of them believed in love. And neither of them ever expected the firestorm that ignited when they kissed. But some things—some people—can’t be controlled. The need that Valerie and Griffin feel for each other, the white-hot lust, will change their world.
Even hell doesn’t burn this hot.
Too bad that Griffin has been keeping secrets. Too bad that he is the original assassin sent to destroy Valerie. Because when she finds out the truth, there will be no greater fury than a wicked witch betrayed. Even the biggest, baddest beast might discover that he’s absolutely lost when a witch casts her spell, and he will be willing to do anything to reclaim the mate he never expected.
Buckle up, it’s gonna be a wild ride.
Author's Note: WICKED AND WILD is a complete, stand-alone story that is set in the world of my "Bad Things" paranormal books. Expect a sexy alpha, a very fierce heroine, and hot times ahead.
If you love the Bad Things in life, then Cynthia Eden’s Bad Things series is for you! It is definitely for me as it is full of wonderfully sexy and charismatic characters that just love to be bad and it takes place is an intriguing world that makes the perfect setting for all these wonderful characters.
Griffin and Valerie are two of those characters and let me tell you that I just had to get to know them, they had an electrifying chemistry and a sizzling attraction that leapt from the pages and their snarky and somewhat insulting dialogue really made things interesting as they tried to work out their very stimulating, sometimes funny, sometimes emotional and all the time absorbing relationship. There were lots of ups and downs in this relationship and these characters have no trouble with putting readers under a spell and keeping them glued to the pages.
There are lots of dangerous and exciting happenings within this story with several thrilling bad guys which keeps the anticipation building and readers on the edge of their seats while plenty of twists and turns keep them guessing as to what will happen next and just who is betraying whom and who is helping.
As usual, Cynthia Eden knows just what her readers like and she has no problem giving it to them and Valerie and Griffin make sure that readers know it and love it in this thrilling story that made me want to be Wicked and Wild and read the story a second time… maybe I will because it will make the waiting for the next book go a bit faster…hmmmm.
Wicked and Wild is the 7th book in the Bad Things series.
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It was well enough written, that I could consume it in one go, the protags were not annoying and it had solid world-building.
It was a bit too sappy and heroic for my taste, especially given that the male protag was supposed to be this big baddie. And turned out to be a big softie.
It was a good read, but I don't think I will follow the series.
He’s Lazarus, and so is she. What happens when their worlds collide?
He’s hunting her. Maddox Kane has one goal—track Luna Ashton. He’s the best hunter on his team, finely honed and designed by Uncle Sam to be an unstoppable killing machine. He’s a super solider—faster, stronger, and deadlier than anyone else. Maddox keeps his emotions under careful lock and key because he can’t afford to feel. Feeling is too dangerous, and the attraction Maddox feels for Luna is positively lethal.
Luna has no memory of being in the labs with Maddox. She doesn’t remember the connection they shared when they were trapped in hell. She doesn’t remember escaping the facility. She doesn’t remember him. So when Maddox hunts her down, she’s terrified of him…and of the strange psychic and sensual connection they seem to share. Surely she shouldn’t want him so much?
Luna is different from the other Lazarus subjects, and Maddox isn’t the only one hunting her. She’s a dangerous threat to Project Lazarus, and Luna isn’t going to be allowed to just slip away from the U.S. government…or from the other super soldiers who are also desperate to find her. Every Lazarus subject has incredible psychic gifts. Some Lazarus subjects can make people see their worst fears, some can control minds…but Luna’s gift—she can show people their memories. Luna has the ability to restore memories to all of the other Lazarus subjects, yet she can’t see her own past.
And if you can’t see your past…then you never know what danger is coming, what killer is standing right next to you, touching you, lying to you…not until it is too late.
Lazarus Rising Books:
NEVER LET GO – Book 1
KEEP ME CLOSE – Book 2
STAY WITH ME – Book 3
RUN TO ME – Book 4
LIE CLOSE TO ME – Book 5
Lie Close To Me has the Lazarus Rising series rising to the top of my favorites chart. The captivating characters just keep getting better and even sexier as the story continues and I love the way Cynthia Eden portrayed the hero and the heroine in this one, it made for one interesting twist in the story line that added to the intrigue and thrills. Luna and Maddox may just turn out to be my favorite couple in the series as well, there sizzling chemistry leapt off the pages and made it easy for me to picture them as a couple because they just fit together. The story was full of angst that draw readers in and has them empathizing with all the problems that this couple are facing while the depth of feeling that this couple has for each other made me sigh with ‘wow’ feelings. The suspense throughout the story just keeps on building and pulled me in the direction it wanted me go as it kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next and which bad guy would turn out to be the really bad guy.
Cynthia Eden just has a gift for adding little events that add to the tension of a story and makes readers hold their breath with suspense and anticipation, she also makes her stories come together in such a way that I can picture it all happening and it is completely believable which makes me really excited when the good guys get their hard earned happily ever after and of course I can’t wait for the next book in the Lazarus Rising series or at least I’m hoping there is more to come.
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