Bite The Dust (Blood and Moonlight Series #1)

Bite The Dust (Blood and Moonlight Series #1)

by Cynthia Eden

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Vampires. Werewolves. Beasts that hunt in the night. When New Orleans Detective Jane Hart investigates her first official homicide case, she never expects to have her world ripped apart. But the murder she's investigating is part of a deadly war between vampires and werewolves...and now Jane is caught in that eternal battle. A battle that can't end well.

Werewolf Aidan Locke has been running New Orleans for years. It's his job to keep the vamps out of the city. But when a Master Vampire comes to town, determined to unleash hell, Aidan knows it's time to fight with all the fury of his pack. Beast versus vamp, until the last breath. Then he meets Jane...

One look, one taste, and Aidan knows that Jane is far more than she seems. Far more than she even knows herself to be. She's important in the paranormal war, not a pawn to be used, but a queen to be won. And if he can't keep her at his side, if he can't stop the darkness from descending on the town...then Jane Hart will become not just a fierce cop, not some guardian, but something deadlier. Darker. Aidan will fight heaven and hell to change her fate. To change their fate because he is more than just a predator.

And Jane is more than prey. Far more.

The world is changing--for the humans and the monsters. Hot, sexy, and intense, BITE THE DUST is the first novel in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden's dark new "Blood and Moonlight" series.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151097666
Publisher: Cynthia Eden
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Series: Blood and Moonlight Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 118,663
File size: 437 KB

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, Publishers Weekly, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award . Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas. More information about Cynthia may be found at

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Bite The Dust 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Aidan and Mary Jane's story. Mayhem, mystery, murder and love....and a little bit of hot sex! Can't wait for the next book. Would love for Paris to have a story....sigh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good character development and suspence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sexy alpha werewolf Aidan falls for Jane a New Orleans detective that is not quite human. She is like catnip to vampires and werewolves. Death, danger, lust, and love are all part of this great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally LOVED this story. I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to start the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An over zealous cop and a werewolf meet in an alley. Love sparks and Aan ancient vamp wants to turn the cop. Fights and love and betrayal
cheekyangel More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! Enjoyable characters,interesting storyline. Kept me involved from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness! Vampires and werewolves and a little something more? Great paranormal book! This is a must read because the action is constant. No time outs, i.e.; nothing boring. Just wow!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action and paranormal!
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
AWFUL! I have no idea why this got good reviews - maybe they read a different book! The plot was confusing and had so many unanswered issues so it made no sense. I really tried but dumped it after about 1/4 of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the action, mystery, romance, rotten villain, turncoats, etc. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to reading the next book! Could have done without the detailed sex parts. They're not necessary when the story is a good one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rhodes123 More than 1 year ago
Were's vs Vamps This is book #1 of the Blood and Moonlight trilogy. It's a Romantic Suspense with lots of paranormal action. The fast pace keeps it entertaining, the characters keep you reading and the plot makes you have questions. Again, this is a trilogy, with each book being a continuation of the story. No cliffhangers but the ending unfortunately, still leaves you with unanswered questions.
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ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Bite the Dust by Cynthia Eden is the first in a new paranormal series by this author. I confess that I have not read anything by this author until now and found it to be an intriguing and enjoyable read. Jane Hart is a very tough and smart woman who is focused on her job. She has a dark secret from her past that no one knows and she intends to keep it that way. Aidan Locke is all Alpha wolf and a force to be reckoned with in New Orleans. After finding out about the murder, he knows that vampires have now come to New Orleans and that means war. Intrigue, murder and a paranormal world that develops at a fast pace as a reader enjoys this ride. The characters are complex but I liked them as the story unfolded. I will be looking for the next book in this series. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Maja_Vo More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book did not disappoint!!! There is murder, mystery, betrayal, action, hot men and sexy scenes, so what more could you want, right? Oh, yeah, I know! A second book that continues the crazy journey of Jane and Aidan!!! And you know what, that's exactly what this amazingly talented author makes happen! Heck yeah!!!! Many know that I love paranormal books, that have a kicka** heroine, loyal hot hero and, above all, a plot that leaves you craving for more. And that's what this book is all about. I'm so happy I got to read it, otherwise I'd never know how good this story really is. I know some might see it differently, since we all have can't have the same book taste, but for me it was quite the enjoyable read. As said in the blurb, Jane Hart is a young but fierce cop and at the time of her first murder case, she had no bloody idea into what she really stumbled. Heck no! Because after meeting Aidan, the world she though to knew, became a hell of a scarier place to live in. After all, who believed vampires and werewolfs were real, right? Well, she did now... Unfortunately her gained knowledge came with a price that just might end her life. And as for Aidan, lets just say there is more to him than meets the eye. So much more. ;) I loved his character. He's all secretive, alpha and sexy as hell, but he does wear his heart on his sleeve. And although he knows what danger Jane represents, he simply can't help but slowly fall for her personality. And when he finally convinces Jane to give in to their attraction, well, I had a great time reading about those parts. There were some plot twist that I didn't see coming and that made me like their story even more. Both try to do the right things, even when their ways to get there are far from alike. But in the end, it all plays out the way it should. As already said above, it left me craving for more. Thankfully the second book is already out, so that's exactly what I'm going to do next! Safety-gang: Safe.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars---BITE THE DUST is the first installment in Cynthia Eden’s adult, contemporary BLOOD AND MOONLIGHT paranormal, romance series focusing on Alpha Werewolf / Nightclub owner Aidan Locke, and human/ NOLA police detective Jane Hart. Told from several third person perspectives BITE THE DUST follows New Orleans detective Jane Hart as she investigates a series of murders where the victim or corpses continue to disappear. Enter Aidan Locke-New Orleans werewolf Alpha, and the legal authority for all things paranormal. Keeping their identity a secret is difficult when Detective Jane is determined to uncover the truth behind the brutal murders, the missing bodies, and the return of those once considered dead and in the morgue. What ensues is Jane’s search for those responsible, and Aidan’s need to protect the woman that calls to his heart-but there is a bigger problem facing Aidan and Jane-Jane has been targeted by the paranormal world because she is slated for something bigger –of a supernatural kind. Aidan Locke is a power unto himself-one of the few remaining pure werewolf shifters and with it comes power and control. Detective Mary Jane Hart is a woman that stirs Aidan’s heart, his soul, and his need to take a mate but Jane is determined to put herself in harm’s way as she investigates the increasing number of homicides that all resemble vampire killings. Jane has known for years that monsters exist and her fate is in the hands of the very thing that could destroy her life. The relationship between Jane and Aidan is one of immediate attraction but Jane tries to keep her distance believing Aidan knows more about the killings then he is willing to reveal. Aidan knows that Jane is his fated mate, but his first duty is protect the woman who could bring death and destruction to everyone he knows. The world building focuses on the supernatural element of New Orleans, and the upcoming war between the vampires and the werewolves. Werewolves are the guardians of the city, and vampires must be destroyed before they destroy what’s left of the human population, and the woman Aidan loves. BITE THE DUST is a busy introductory story line that looks at the vampire/werewolf battle for control; an Alpha who has found his fated mate; a betrayal within the Pack; and a community of supernatural beings who have targeted Detective Mary Jane Hart for extermination-and herein lies the bigger question-what is our heroine’s role within the paranormal world? We have only been given some background information that hints at a dark and dangerous future for Mary Jane Hart. The premise is dramatic; the characters are animated; the romance is a slow build between a dangerous combination but saying that I did not feel the heat or chemistry; their relationship felt like a business arrangement without the spark of want and need. Aidan and Jane’s story continues in BETTER OFF UNDEAD (January 2016)
ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
Another pulse-pounding, brilliant read from Cynthia Eden! Oh my goodness! Ms. Eden won me over once more with her entertaining and exciting storytelling! I absolutely loved the book. I couldn’t put it down! I loved the new twist she put on werewolves and vampires while weaving mystery, intrigue and betrayal intricately throughout the plot! I loved and deeply admired Jane’s character. She is strong, no-nonsense and a complete match for anyone who comes afoul on her. Aidan was a perfect match in wits, strength and exasperation. He’s a hunky werewolf that is fiercely protective and wickedly funny. I loved them together as well as separately. What I also really loved about the book was that their relationship was not insta-love and destiny-filled. Their chemistry was on a slow simmer that gradually morphed into something explosive and intense. I was totally captivated. The secondary characters were also brilliant! I can’t wait to find out more about Paris, Garrison and the rest of Aidan’s pack, as well as a Voodoo Queen and an interesting medical examiner. The story has everything and I cannot wait to read the next book! I highly recommend this or any one of Cynthia Eden’s books! ***I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
An Amazing Book New Orleans Jane Hart is a detective in New Orleans. As she investigates her first official homicide case her world is torn apart by that very investigation. Jane is caught in an eternal battle between vampires and werewolves because her murder case is a part of that deadly war. It is also a battle that can’t end well. Aidan Locke is a werewolf who for years has been running New Orleans. His job is to keep the vamps out of the city. It is now time for Aidan to fight with all the fury of his pack when a Master Vampire comes to town determined to unleash hell. It is beast versus vamp until the very last breath. Then he meets Jane. Aiden knows Jane is much more than she seems with just one taste and one look. Even she doesn’t know how much more she truly is. She is very important to the paranormal war. She is a queen to be won not a pawn to be used. Jane Hart will become something deadlier not just a fierce cop or guardian if Aiden can’t stop the darkness from descending on the town or keep her at his side. Aidan is determined to fight heaven and hell to change her fate. He must become more than just a predator to change their fate. This is another amazing book by an author that continues to writes books that prove to be addictive. Readers will not want to put this one down until the very last page and they will want the next book right now. The characters are complex and intriguing and make for a story that moves at a very fast pace. The action starts right at the beginning and doesn’t stop until the very end. With all the twist and turns this story takes reader will never be completely sure just where this one will end up at and how it will get there. Readers that enjoy paranormal books and enjoy vampires and werewolves will find this is a must read.
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Bube987 More than 1 year ago
Great Read! New Orleans,beginning of an epic battle between two sworn enemies, fast-paced,new paranormal concept,a little bit annoying heroine,but there is valid,understandable reason behind her actions,and the hero is fantastic,Alpha Werewolf,great character! Bite the Dust is very,very good read,can't wait to read the second book about Aidan & Jane :) Bite The Dust is the first part of Aiden & Jane story,Better Off Undead is the next and second part.
wizkids32 More than 1 year ago
Loved it awesome book loved the whole book with the wearwolf and the vampires totally great for the Halloween time thanks for an amazing book