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The Wolf Within (Purgatory Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Cynthia Eden
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FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire spends his days—and his nights—tracking real-life monsters. Most humans aren’t aware of the vampires and werewolves that walk among them. They don’t realize the danger that they face, but Duncan knows about the horror that waits in the darkness. He hunts the monsters, and he protects the innocent. Duncan just never expects to become a monster. But after a brutal werewolf attack, Duncan begins to change…and soon he will be one of the very beasts that he has hunted.

Dr. Holly Young is supposed to help Duncan during his transition. It’s her job to keep him sane so that Duncan can continue working with the FBI’s Para Unit. But as Duncan’s beast grows stronger, the passion that she and Duncan have held carefully in check pushes to the surface. The desire that is raging between them could be a very dangerous thing…because Holly isn’t exactly human, not any longer.

As the monsters circle in, determined to take out all of the agents working at the Para Unit, Holly and Duncan will have to use their own supernatural strengths in order to survive. But as they give up more of their humanity and embrace the beasts within them both, they realize that the passion between them isn’t safe, it isn’t controllable, and their dark need may just be an obsession that could destroy them both.

USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden writes tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. 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 who populate her romantic suspense stories.

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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 Worldand 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 thirty novels and novellas.

Product Details

  • File Size: 348 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Curtis Brown Unlimited (December 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A8NGHE2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #946 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! November 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Sigh. So today I took The Wolf Within outside with me so I could read a little bit of it while the kids played. I figured I would read a few chapters and then go in to start dinner. Yeah, that is not what happened. By the time I finally came up for air I was over 75% done with the story and had to call my Hubby to pick up pizza for dinner. Yes, it is that good!

Duncan McGuire is an FBI Special Agent assigned to the secret Para Unit. This special unit is charged with taking dangerous paranormal beings off the street. Unfortunately one night while trying to bring in a werewolf he is bitten and begins to turn into one. He is taken to the Para Unit's Dr. Holly Young even though he begged to see someone else. He knew that as a man he was already attracted to Holly and was afraid the wolf he was becoming would be even more so.

He was right to be worried. His wolf does want Holly and she wants him as well. As he learns more about himself and Holly's secrets come to light, they have to fight to be together.

Yep, this is one yummy werewolf/ vampire romance and I am totally looking for to the rest of this new series!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another tale from Cynthia Eden November 26, 2012
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THE WOLF WITHIN (Purgatory #1) by Cynthia Eden

THE WOLF WITHIN is the November 15th, 2012 release from Cynthia Eden's NEW paranormal Purgatory series. Like the name implies, Purgatory is a holding prison for members of the supernatural race, only this Purgatory holds the ones who cannot be controlled.

Duncan McGuire is one of the FBI Para Unit's most lethal and powerful werewolf hunters, but on this night Duncan would become the victim of a werewolf bite that will force his partner to make the decision to either end or save his life. What Duncan doesn't know is that there are others in the FBI with secrets and powers, and Duncan has become a pawn in a game between the Feds and an unknown source. People in power know the history of every agent, and Duncan's family history hides a few skeletons that even he is not aware.

Holly Young is the Unit doctor who patches up the bullet wounds and broken bones whenever an agent is hurt. Holly believes she is unlike anyone else in the FBI and she is hoping to keep her identity a secret. But when Duncan McGuire is brought into her office on the verge of turning wolf, Holly will discover that Duncan's wolf will lay claim to Holly as his mate. And Holly knows that the secret she is hiding, is the very one that calls Duncan to her blood.

We are introduced to several of Duncan and Holly's fellow agents, as well as Holly's stepbrother Pate. Pate is a rather interesting character and one that I am not sure if I like. As the Para Unit commander it is Pate's duty to ensure his men are well aware of the risks and dangers, but Pate continues to expose his men to an ever-increasing world of evil. Pate is a player in a much larger game, and he too hides a few secrets of his own.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment!! January 3, 2013
By Lettee
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I absolutely LOVE Cynthia Eden's books and writing, but this one came up short to say the least. The story wasn't even all that intriquing like her stories usually are. The characters weren't really written to where you could either love or hate them. There just wasn't enough information about them to do that. The build up for the "fight" or even the ending wasn't even strong. There were no surprises like usual, no falling in love with the character that I usually do with Cynthia's books. Nothing. I will continue to get her books, I just hope she takes a little more time in her creativity with them than she did with this one. (Not in LENGTH of time, but with thinking out the story.)

As for recommending this book, I honestly am on the fence about it. I am gonna have to be honest and say "no" I probably would not recommend this one as a good read. Sorry.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an exciting story! December 6, 2012
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FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire is a member the paranormal unit of the FBI. He joined to take the killer weres and vamps off the street. Duncan's family was killed by werewolves when he was just a child. He wants to do what he can to clean up the streets to make up for the loss of his family.

His most recent case leaves him trapped in an alley when a pack catches up to him. Unless you have the right DNA, a werewolf bite will be fatal. For a man who has hated the weres all his life, the fact that he has the right DNA might save his life, but it will turn him into one of the monsters he is trying to get off the street.

The last thing Duncan wants when he might turn into a monster is to be brought back to the FBI paranormal containment hospital to be checked out by Dr. Holly Young. Duncan has wanted the shy, reserved doctor since he first met her, and he knows that the wolf within will want her even more.

As the full moon approaches, if he can keep his sanity during the first change, he might just be able to be an asset to the Para Unit. Just in time since his superior strength and keen nose will be needed to sniff out the traitor in the FBI who is trying to undermine all the unit's hard work to catch the more dangerous paranormals.

What an exciting story! It has the absolutely perfect blend of hot werewolf sexiness and intense FBI drama to keep your heart racing, but for very different reasons.

From the moment Duncan is brought into the Para unit, his wolf starts to emerge and when he gets close to Holly, the wolf starts taking over, and he wants one thing, Holly. So right from the start we have our sexy werewolf growling mine.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I really enjoyed this book, it was well written and Cynthia's books keep getting better and better.
Published 1 day ago by Bama
5.0 out of 5 stars pen
Working with the FBI trying to take down a werewolf that out to kill all humans and falls for a vampire all in the same time
Published 5 days ago by Amanda Ashley author by Paulette
1.0 out of 5 stars Plot? What plot?
Gratuitous violent sex, gratuitous bloody violence, and not a whole lot in between. If you prefer to have a story in your fiction, don't waste your time with this one.
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read!!!
I started to read this book near bedtime, when I looked up cause my eyes where so tired it was close to midnight. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Cynthia A Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Book was really good kept me guessing and the twists they were so unexpected that I just was so surprised
Published 14 days ago by jennifer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 15 days ago by May
3.0 out of 5 stars The Wolf Within
I gave it three stars because of the sex. It would have been a four if the sex wasn't so graphic
Published 17 days ago by Pamela Joyner
4.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a fantastic series!
As an avid reader, I enjoy finding new authors/series to get into. When I find something like the Purgatory series I wonder why I haven’t heard of it sooner. Read more
Published 17 days ago by JOANNA DURSI
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a series
Great start to a new series. I loved the characters and the dynamics they all presented. I can't wait to continue with this series.
Published 20 days ago by HelenAn
4.0 out of 5 stars different fun & interesting
The story unfolds and certain things I thought one way were contradicted in this but I was easily able to look past those because the story was so well written.
Published 20 days ago by danaored
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden has published over thirty books. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.

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 who populate her romantic suspense stories.

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