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Bound In Darkness (Bound - Vampire & Werewolf Romance Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Cynthia Eden
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Book Description

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden invites readers to get "Bound" with her sexy paranormal romance series...


When it comes to killing vampires, werewolf Cade Thain is the best slayer in the Northwest. So when a witch hires him to take out a pureblood vamp, the assassin thinks it will be just business as usual. One less vicious vamp on the streets…one more undead parasite gone from the earth. Then he meets her.


Allison Gray isn’t the prey that Cade expects. Beautiful, innocent, she stirs a dark desire within him. Allison hasn’t transformed fully into a vampire, not yet, and it’s Cade’s job to make sure that she never does. Allison thinks that he’s at her side to keep her safe, but Cade is supposed to pick the right moment—and kill her.


Killing Allison is soon the last thing that Cade plans. As she begins the transformation that will turn her into a vampire, her bloodlust and their desire merge in an explosion of need that neither can control. But Allison’s enemies are closing in, and the coming battle will take Cade and Allison beyond life, beyond love…and into a deadly darkness that waits to claim them both.


Warning: This story is a sexy paranormal romance. As such, it contains blood, sex, vampires, and a hot alpha werewolf. Violence and adult language? Yes, those are included, too.

Cynthia's other BOUND books are also available:


Or you can purchase the entire FOREVER BOUND anthology that includes: BOUND BY BLOOD,

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Cynthia Eden is a national best-selling author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense novels. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and her novel, DEADLY FEAR, was named a RITA® finalist for best romantic suspense.

Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.  She has always wanted to write (don't most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters-vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1826 KB
  • Print Length: 92 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cynthia Eden (September 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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The Skinny: Allison Gray is a not-quite-yet-vampire on the run from an unseen predator. Her only hope is to trust her fate to Cade Thaine, a werewolf who has an unfortunate case of hatred for all things vampire. To make matters worse, Cade was actually hired to kill Allison, not protect her. Lucky for Allison, Cade is more than a little taken by her physical form and he just can't seem to help himself from coming to her aid - again and again - when attempts are made on her life. Some hired "gun" he's turning out to be.

The Good: Allison is believably ignorant about the nature of vampires and pure bloods in general. This works well in establishing a basis for stumbling into the path of her would-be assassin. I'm trying really hard to keep the spoilers at a minimum, so let's just leave it at that. I also really liked the chemistry between Cade and Allison - a lot. Like really a lot. Cade does a pretty good job of lying to himself about his motives for saving Allison and as a wonderfully tortured hero, the moment he decides to just go for what he wants is incredibly fulfilling (and hot). Like whoa.

The Bad: I think the misunderstanding in the beginning drags out a little longer than necessary, which made it a little hard to follow at first. Also, there was such great, simplistic building of Cade and Allison's backgrounds, and yet I felt our glimpse into their romance was a little too shallow for my taste. That's sometimes hard to do with short stories, so I'm keeping that in consideration with this review. Lastly, there were a few typos in the book, though none were so glaring they ruined the story for me.

The Wrap-Up: I love fairy tales!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite of the series... July 9, 2012
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Bound in Darkness was a bit of a doozy for me at first. I began it, read about ten percent into it and read several novels before I picked it up and tried to read it again. Once I did, I wasn't so much disappointed as I was annoyed half the time.

The story is simple so I won't rehash it but I didn't like parts of the story were told from the witch's point of view. Who cared what she was thinking? I didn't understand the instant attraction between the hero and the heroine as Allison seemed to be a bit blah. There was nothing about her to make her stand out. She might as well have had a sign that read "single white vampire female" as nothing made her the slightest bit of a stand-out from all the dozen other damsel in distress with a paranormal twist novels I have ever read.

Other than that, the hero wasn't sexy and wasn't very likeable, the sex scenes were lackluster and the whole novella dragged toward the end,

Even with that said, I did get an hour's worth of entertainment out of it so it was worth the 99 cents.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Homerun! May 1, 2012
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I don't need to rewrite the cover info like some of the other reviews but just take the word of almost everyone that have read this series of short stories that they are truly entertaining, action filled and that all important bit of romance and passion. Get the whole series (I think there are 4 now) and use them when you have an afternoon to yourself or something you need to fill 3-5 hours, great stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!! March 27, 2012
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I devoured this novella! There is nothing like an opposite attracts read. Cade is a werewolf who was tortured by vampires when he was young. Now that is he older he is an assassin sent to kill a pure blood vampire by a witch named Elsa. Allison is a pure blood vampire but has no idea yet. She has not began her change. She knows she is being stalked and is sent to Cade for protection by a witch named Elsa. Its then that fireworks spark!

Cade sees Allison's vulnerability and realizes she is not yet a vampire. He just can not bring himself to kill her. The heat between these two start up right away. Both are tortured souls and seem to find something in one another that they simply can't live without. But by being together they have made one powerful witch pretty angry!

This book is just HOT! I loved it and for .99 cents its a total bargain. You get everything you would expect from a full length novel. If you love steamy scenes and that forbidden love then you are in for a treat. Its that perfect read when you need to spice up your reading world!

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great one! September 13, 2011
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A great Cynthia Eden novella! It's short but I agree with a previous review, you get a good story that leaves you satisfied. I love alpha male Cade and his shift from wanting to kill Allison to wanting to protect her. The twist with the witch was good and why she wants Allison to be killed and the whole story plays out very well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars vampires werewolves witches September 12, 2014
By Barbbe
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Allison is a pure bread vampire. But she thinks she is human and when vampires killed her human family she thinks they infected her. So when she starts to change she doesn't know what is wrong. Then she meets her wolf, Cade. And their journey starts. I gave it a five cause I liked it but it's just a short story. I like the author and enjoyed this book. Would have liked it longer but ok with the price and length. Buy if u enjoy short stories fast paced sex and happy endings..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another hot read for Eden
~4.5 stars~

For a novella this book packed some serious steam. I really liked both the hero and heroine and I will check out more of this series. Read more
Published 1 month ago by hollieanne
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read
Published 2 months ago by jane e parent
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite!
Bound In Darkness is my Favorite book in the series. The books are short and easy reads. Cade's character is this dark tortured soul of a werewolf. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sagga
1.0 out of 5 stars Needs fixed
This story might have been good but it was all mixed up from beginning to end. I won't finish the series now.
Published 3 months ago by wendy frazee
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy, hot, romantic, exciting!!
I love this novella!!! It was sexy, hot, romantic, exciting! It will be a definite re-read for me. Cade was a fantastic -- albeit initially reluctant -- hero. Read more
Published 5 months ago by E Love
5.0 out of 5 stars Bound in darkness
Great great story line. Reader the first book I had to keep on continuing the series. Two down on to another one.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brenda B.
I have rated this book a five. I would recommend this book toall my friends. Cynthia Eden is a fantastic writer. Will be reading more of her books.
Published 6 months ago by Brenda B.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good short story
Published 6 months ago by katelyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Oohh soo exciting!!
Huge adrenaline rush! This series of stories are fast paced and ready for action. Cade and Allison are not what you'd expect. Love it.
Published 12 months ago by D. Patience
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmm, this one was so-so
Okay story, Cade (the assassin werewolf) is hired by a witch to kill Allison (a pureblood vampire). Cade hates all vampires, due to the fact that vamps killed his pack and tortured... Read more
Published 17 months ago by My Book Filled Life
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More About the Author

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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