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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Social Butterfly PR Presents: After The Dark by Cynthia Eden; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #Review


After the Dark by Cynthia Eden
Release Date: March 28th, 2017
Series:  Killer Instinct, #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rating:  5 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Social Butterfly PR and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

After the Dark from Cynthia Eden is now available now!

Four months after being fired from the FBI and retreating to her hometown of Fairhope, Alabama, former special agent Samantha Dark is still learning to enjoy the peaceful anonymity of small-town life. Her confidence shaken, Samantha avoids contact with others. After all, when monsters live in plain sight, it’s hard to trust anyone. But when her former partner, Agent Blake Gamble, the ultimate good guy and someone who’s always believed in her, comes to town seeking her help with his latest case, Samantha is torn. Her fabled instincts let her down once before, when the killer who ruined her career got away under her watch, and there are no guarantees they won’t again.

But Blake doesn’t believe in ever giving up…especially when it comes to Samantha. While they could never pursue their mutual attraction before, when they were partners, now there’s nothing standing in their way…except the specter of known serial killer Cameron Latham. Cameron always claimed he and Samantha both had a darkness within that connected them…until Blake came into her life. Samantha knows that darkness is real—that it’s what allows her to penetrate the minds of sadistic killers. The last thing Samantha could bear, however, is to reveal her dark side to Blake and have him recoil from her. Blake wants to prove to Samantha that he can handle all her secrets—she just needs to trust him. But Samantha learned to be careful about whom to trust. Those close to you can turn on you in an instant…

Blake’s current case turns out to be the work of a copycat killer—a psycho pupil of Cameron’s who is seeking vengeance for his former master by planning to kill Samantha. But it serves as a catalyst for something more venomous—a reason for Cameron himself to reemerge, deadlier than ever. The last person Cameron wants harmed is Samantha. He’s more interested in eliminating perceived rival Blake for good.

Two deadly killers are after them, but Blake and Samantha know every monster has a weakness. It’s just a matter of finding who it is before it’s too late…


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My Thoughts:

Samantha Dark is having a very bad day.  Blake Gamble is there to witness the meltdown.  One of the characters that ties these two together is a man named Cameron Latham.  But that’s not all there is to this mystery.  It’s also a great showcase as to the devious mind of our author.

There are scenes where two stories are going on.  This is a reminder that when trying to solve a mystery, paying attention is a must.  Some would think that this would get confusing but it’s more like a teaser that just builds the anticipation.  It will have you on the edge of your seats and not wanting to put the book down. 

It was a fine line as to which I liked better and that just shows what a great job Ms. Eden has done.  I really liked the mystery of the secondary character.  But he just made the two main characters shine.  My problem became that it took my attention away from Samantha and Blake because I wanted to know what was coming next. I like how I get my happy ending before I even read the Epilogue.  But it did leave me wondering if I will see Samantha and Blake again.  I’m also looking forward to reading more of this series.


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 bestseller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA® Award. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Connect with the Author:

Twitter: @CynthiaEden

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