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Product Details

  • Series: Warriors of the Rift (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (February 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446585130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446585132
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #910,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 Stars! "Involving action, solid pacing and intense conflict between these supernatural creatures lie at the center of this paranormal romance. Add to that the sizzling chemistry between Keira and Finn, and Garner's latest definitely heats up the pages."—RT Book Reviews on HEART OF THE DEMON

"A skillful blend of gritty urban fantasy and taut romance suspense...Garner has created a fascinating world, ripe with conflict, drama, and sensuality."—Publishers Weekly on HEART OF THE DEMON

"Fast-paced action and imaginative world-building will entertain enthusiasts of supernatural romance."—http://bookpage.com/column/undercover-lovers on HEART OF THE DEMON

"Great paranormal romance...If you haven't read a Cynthia Garner book yet, I'd definitely recommend you do! Especially if you're a paranormal romance lover who has a soft spot for the not so normal, yet incredibly irresistible paranormal creatures."—http://readingwithstyle.blogspot.com on HEART OF THE DEMON

"Great characters and an exceptional storyline make this a must read for any paranormal lover!"—http://wolfmajick.blogspot.com on HEART OF THE DEMON

"Fast-paced action and imaginative world-building will entertain enthusiasts of supernatural romance."—Bookpage on HEART OF THE DEMON

About the Author

Cynthia Garner discovered her love for writing when her sixth grade teacher told the class to write a story that began It was a dark and stormy night... With that Cynthia's love for all things paranormal was born. When she's not working her day job as a mostly mild-mannered Human Resources Manager, she's on her laptop writing or playing way too much Solitaire. Originally from Northeast Ohio, Cynthia now lives in the desert Southwest.

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My interest in writing got an early start when my sixth grade teacher told us to complete the following sentence: "It was a dark and stormy night..." With that my love of all things paranormal was born.

I didn't start writing with an eye toward publication until 1999. I had a few short stories win some contests and get published in now defunct publications. A move to Arizona in 2000 and a new job put my writing on hold. In early 2005 I couldn't keep the stories inside any longer, and made the decision to focus on a writing career, beginning with electronic publishers. Under the pen name Sherrill Quinn, I signed my first contract in September 2005, and my first novella was published in March 2006. In 2009 the first of three Kensington Brava books was released.

I'm very excited to have my Warriors of the Rift series find a home with Grand Central. You'll get to meet vampire Tobias Caine, half-demon Nix de la Fuente, werewolf Victoria Joseph, human cop Dante MacMillan, demon Finn Evnissyen and fey princess Keira O'Brien.

By day I'm a mostly mild-mannered Human Resources Manager for a local non-profit organization. I'm originally from northeast Ohio and fled the snow over ten years ago to live in the heat of southeastern Arizona.

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From the very first, I wanted both Finn and Keira to succeed in the mission so that they could finally be free.
M. Nix
I would recommend reading the previous books in the series first or you'll miss all the links to the previous characters in the series.
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At times, this story got a little confusing but I think reading the first two books in this series would help clear that up.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shauni on March 11, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Heart of the Demon is book three in Cynthia Garner's Warriors of the Rift Series. This series offers us an interesting new twist on how the Demons, Vamps and Weres (oh my) actually come to earth. Once every 75 years or so there is a rift that opens between the worlds and some of the less savory citizens of that dimension are sent to Earth. An interesting concept, send over your worst, use Earth as a Penal colony.. and wash your hands of them. You know, like Australia..

Oh the moral issues that abound.. The problem with sending over your criminals is well they are mostly just that criminals.. Once here they bond with a human and pretty much take over their body. Some actually go on to live decent Earth law abiding lives (well as much as a preternatural being can) others don't. Consequently, rules need to be created and enforced.. And Cynthia Garner comes up with the perfect individuals to do so.. The Warriors of the Mist.

Finn Evnissyen, has spent his life trying to please his father ( Of course when one's father is Lucifer himself it makes it rather difficult to form any attachments. ), well that and enforcing the Demons that cross the line. All he really wants is to have control over his own life. After several thousand years, he's really not that Bad Boy, he used to be. After being promised his freedom to live his life as he chooses, He accepts one last job. Of course that job entails going undercover with a group of whackos that want to take over the world and destroy humanity isn't all that much fun. When sexy Fey, Keira O'Brien shows up life gets just a little bit more interesting.

Keira O'Brien, grifter extraordinaire.. Keria came over three thousand years previously..
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Quick & Dirty: A good, fast paced storyline with some unique characters.

Opening Sentence: Zombies got a bad rap these days.

The Review:

Can you truly fall in love with someone if you both are lying to each other? Well apparently Finn and Keira can. They spend most of Heart of the Demon deceiving each other about their true feelings and motivations. They have both been tasked (by different people) to infiltrate a group that is bent on sending many aliens to earth in order to take over human bodies with the intent to overwhelm the human population with supernatural aliens. Finn and Keira must keep their jobs a secret because they don't know who to trust and they most certainly do not want to be found out. Finn is a demon and Keira is a Fae and together they both have talents that this group can use to try and take over the world.

Heart of the Demon has a straightforward storyline, destroy the group while trying not to fall in love with each other. You know who the bad guy is, thankfully it is not obvious on how they will take him down or even how Finn and Keira will discover each other's secret. (The overwhelming obviousness was my problem with the last novel, Secret of the Wolf.)

Sparks flew when Finn and Keira met in Secret of the Wolf. A few months have passed since then and they have seen each other off and on, but after a hot but awkward sexual encounter they have been playing it cool. They both act like they don't want a lasting relationship when in fact they really do.

Finn is the ultimate bad boy. He wears black, leather and drives a motorcycle. He does whatever he wants and doesn't care about the consequences.
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Finn Evnissyen is a demon who has been an enforcer for his father for many, many years and finally he has a way to leave that job. All he has to do is find out who is behind the group of preternaturals, who not only hate humans, but also are planning on helping others into the earth realm during the next rift and to show the humans just who rule the world now. Not much, just do this small job in a short amount of time because the rift is due very soon. Finn is leaving no stone unturned as he seeks a way into the every exclusive group and he might have just found it.

Keira O'Brien is a fey who was forced into the earth realm for a crime. At first Keira had to resort to her con background to live but for awhile now she has been attempting to live just a normal life and hopefully to never have to be a criminal again. However, that all changes when one of the Council of the Preternaturals blackmails her into getting into the human hating group and discovering who is behind the group and what their actual plans are. Keira has no choice but to agree to the terms presented to her.

Keira and Finn have an attraction between them, but with both of them on a secret job there really is no time to act on it. But both are hoping to when their jobs are over. Imagine their surprise to discover each other at a meeting of the group and that both of them are singled out by the head representative. But they have to prove their allegiance before trust will happen; Keira through more theft and Finn through death. Now both Finn and Keira are working not only to find the answers that they seek, but to also save the other from being dragged down into what they know is a very nasty group that could lead to their death.
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