Marked By The Vampire

Marked By The Vampire

by Cynthia Eden


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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden invites you to enter a world full of dangerous monsters…and dark desires…

Vampires exist. So do werewolves. The creatures that you fear in the darkness? They’re all real. And the baddest of the paranormals…those who love to hurt humans…they’re sent to Purgatory, the only paranormal prison in the U.S.

His job is to stop the monsters.

Deadly forces are at work within Purgatory. The monsters are joining together—and their plans have to be stopped. FBI Agent Shane August, a very powerful vampire with a dark past, is sent into the prison on an undercover assignment. His job is to infiltrate the vampire clan, by any means necessary.

She wants to help the prisoners.

Dr. Olivia Maddox wants to find out just why certain paranormals go bad. What pushes some vampires over the edge? Why do some werewolves turn so savage? If she can understand the monsters, then Olivia thinks she can help them. When she gets permission to enter Purgatory, Olivia believes she is being given the research opportunity of a lifetime.

Olivia doesn’t realize that she’s walking straight into hell.

To survive, they have to rely on each other.

When the prisoners break loose, there is only one person—one vampire—who can protect her, but as Olivia and Shane fight the enemies that surround them, a dark and dangerous passion stirs to life between the doctor and the vamp. Shane realizes that Olivia is a woman carrying secrets—powerful, sinful secrets. Secrets that a man would kill to possess.

And Olivia realizes that—sometimes—you can’t control the beast inside of you. No matter how hard you try. Some passions can push you to the very limits of your control…and the growing lust that she feels for her vampire…it’s sending her racing right into a deadly storm of desire.

Welcome to Purgatory…a place that’s a real hell on earth…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502315281
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/05/2014
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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 thirty novels and novellas.

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Marked By The Vampire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
matiah More than 1 year ago
Olivia Maddox has made studying paranormal killers her life's work. So when she is given the opportunity to interview paranormal prisoners at the maximum security prison, Purgatory, she jumps at the chance. Only Olivia has no way of knowing what exactly she signed up for.  On her way to Purgatory she meets Shane. A very sexy, alpha vampire. However, the only problem is that Shane is a prisoner being transferred to the infamous prison Purgatory. But all is not what it seems and Olivia is slowly learning that fact.  I liked the character of Olivia. She seemed competent and didn't suffer from insta love. But what she did suffer from was head-in-sand-distressed-need-a-man-to-rescue-me syndrome. Which detracted from what would have been a strong leading female character. She has her own secrets and dark side. Ok fine, I can deal with that. As a matter of fact, I kinda like that. Her flaws gave her more depth and likability.  Now on to Shane. Yum! Shane is an alpha vampire. When I say alpha I mean ALPHA!!!!! I can't say much more about him without giving things way. But I will say Shane is the ultimate BAMF! If you ever find yourself at a maximum security paranormal prison Shane is the type of guy to have on your side. I enjoyed reading this book. It was a quick fun read that satisfied my need for a paranormal romance. Marked by the Vampire is the second book in the Purgatory series. But fear not, it can be read as a stand alone novel.
burns_erin More than 1 year ago
This is the second in her Purgatory Series. I gave The Wolf Within 4 stars. Dr. Olivia madden has a history which includes werewolf attack and a Ph.D. in criminal psychology. She's spent years working with the human serial killer population, but her motive for getting into Purgatory, the paranormal prison, is murky at best. Shane August is a vampire under cover working for the Para unit FBI to uncover the secrets on Purgatory, and his back-story and motives are even murkier. Cynthia Eden has a few tropes she likes to go with, the insanely powerful heroine who doesn't exactly know what she is and what she can do. The morally ambiguous hero who is absolutely and often without reason devoted beyond measure, and the fated/insta-mate. What makes this work for me is that the characters are fun, the action is nonstop, and the plot and the characters themselves are usually twisty and devious in the extreme. This particular book is well paced, with a clever twist on old and not much used paranormal character, and there was some real chemistry between Olivia and Shane. While this can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading the books in order because you will have a better sense of the characters as a whole. Solid 4 stars and I absolutely cannot wait for Connor's book next!
agnese-kohnSK More than 1 year ago
Finally i got my hands on this book 2 of the Purgatory series and just like book 1 The Wolf Within i loved it..You love paranormal romance well this is for you the all series....You will find suspense,action,the chemistry between the characters,adventurous,sex and more...I'm always amazed with the author books no matter the series i read ,i love them all...She never disappoint me...her story are well written and the characters too and in this one too..I'm always hooked with her books and this one was too..this book pulls me into it and never want to the story to end just like all her series,always want more and never can't wait for more...She did it again with this series Purgatory ....Well done...I love all Cynthia Eden books and this one was no exception..Again.Well done...
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
Marked by the Vampire by Cynthia Eden is paranormal romance with intense action and raw passion. You don't want to miss it! I can typically write a review right after I finish a book but I had to let this settle for a few days. It had me so twisted up I couldn't form the words I wanted to say about it! This is a book that you cannot put down. Cynthia writes in a way that there are no breaks in the story, so you can't just get to a low point and put it down. If there is not an action scene happening between the character there is a relationship developing between Shane and Olivia. Marked by the Vampire is the second book in the Purgatory series and even better than the first. Cynthia is extremely talented at coming up with new and fascinating plots for her books and that is what keeps me coming back to her stories. We get to meet Shane, an undercover FBI agent in the Para Unit who also happens to be a vampire. He is sent to Purgatory to see what's going on down there because something isn't right. Olivia is a Psychologist and is drawn to Purgatory because she wants to understand why paranormals act on their evil instincts and how she can help them control those instincts. Things don't go so well for either Shane or Olivia in Purgatory. The character development is fantastic in Marked by the Vampire. I loved how Shane and Olivia's relationship played out because you never quite knew if their physical attraction to one another was real or if they were controlling each other with some mind control/magic. The pull was just too great to ignore, though. Even though it may have been raw to begin with, you could still feel the underlying passion and trust between the two main characters. You felt hope that it was going to work out and Cynthia did not disappoint. Of course the intimacy was very dramatic and hot. Makes me want to be bitten by a vampire just to feel what Olivia felt. ;-) The appearance of Duncan and Holly from the first book, The Wolf Within, was a welcome addition to the story. I love a series because you don't have to let go the characters you loved from previous books. I really can't say enough good things about Marked by the Vampire. If you like paranormal romance filled with suspense and passion, you need to read this book.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
MARKED BY THE VAMPIRE is the second instalment in Cynthia Eden’s contemporary, adult Purgatory paranormal series. Purgatory is an island prison for the supernatural-those that cannot be controlled. This is Dr. Olivia Maddox and FBI Agent Shane August’s storyline.  Although this is the second in the series, MARKED BY THE VAMPIRE can be read as a stand alone. Some of the previous storyline characters play secondary roles and any information from the prior story is imparted where necessary. Told from third person POV the story follows Olivia Maddox as she has gained access to Purgatory to further her research surrounding the darkest of the supernatural powers. But Olivia has a secret-one that if discovered or released-will place everyone in danger. So to add to her protection, vampire and Para Unit specialist  Shane August is sent in undercover only to realize a little too late that they have both ‘literally’  been thrown to the wolves. Someone knows about Olivia’s true identity and is hoping that Purgatory will keep her under control. The attraction between Shane and Olivia is immediate. They have a connection that can only be called fated and in this Shane is determined to protect Olivia at all costs-even if it means taking out everyone who threatens the woman he believes to be his mate. The secondary characters include many of the previous storyline characters as well as a new cast of villains who are on the hunt for the ultimate in supernatural powers. The storyline is well paced; the suspense and mystery will keep the reader on the edge of their seat-and in the end-there was very little difference between good and evil. Trust must be earned and very little is earned throughout the story. Needless to say, Olivia had some major issues of trust, especially when she found herself imprisoned by the very people who had promised to keep her safe. Cynthia Eden writes an exciting and intense story with all the hallmarks of a paranormal mystery-the reader is never sure just who is the bad guy; who is the betrayer; and who can be trusted with your life.  Life in Purgatory is hell, but working with the Para Unit is like working for the Devil-himself.
Rebecca1RS More than 1 year ago
Cynthia Eden is an automatic not even read the blurb one click when I want an easy hot alpha read, be it her contemporary or paranormal books. While to a certain extent you know what you’re going to get her writing is such that you just don’t care. This new Purgatory Series has the best of both worlds – vamps and shifters which as a parawhore I love. Reading is always an escape and Cynthia Eden takes you to a world you half wish existed because, as violent and harsh as it may be, these men and their stories are the stuff that fills our dreams. The Wolf Within (Purgatory 1) and Marked by the Vampire both have fabulous alpha male leads but unfortunately in both books their female partners I found sadly lacking. A little whiney, a little weak and needing a good shake to find their backbone! Despite the awesome yumminess that is Shane, and the usual hot chemistry and sex that you know will be delivered, this was tempered down by the annoying Olivia with her ‘damsel in distress but it’s ok I know my man will rescue me’ attitude. While we know he will I like a little self-preservation and strength in my heroines. Don`t let my annoyance with Olivia put you off though because this is still a good read, just not her best. I will read the next instalment and am interested to see what happens with Connor as I do love a tortured werewolf!  
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Great series. Want more!
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JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
**copy provided through NetGalley** I’m so glad I’ve found this series. After receiving this copy I purchased and read the first book in the series, The Wolf Within. I enjoyed that book and was really excited about starting MBTV.  While in this installment we follow Shane and Olivia, it’s a continuation of the story left open at the end of TWW. Both Shane and Olivia are in Purgatory, one as a Doctor and the other as a prisoner. Shortly after their arrival, all hell breaks loose. While both Duncan and Shane are strong and fearless characters there is just something so damn sexy about Shane and the way he carries himself. I think what I love most about this series is how immersed in the story I get. I almost forget I’m reading a book. It’s fast moving, full of action, romance and mystery….Now let’s bring on CONNOR!! - “I’ve seen countries rise and fall. Watched more death and pain than you can imagine.”….”I didn’t think there was any pleasure left for me here, then I looked up on a storm-tossed ferry, and I saw her.”
ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story and I didn’t realize it was part of a series so I am definitely planning on reading the first installment. The synopsis is very detailed and gives readers a good idea about the book. There is action, suspense and subterfuge wrapped around this steamy paranormal romance. Cynthia Eden is a masterfully diversified storyteller and I always look forward to reading her brilliantly crafted worlds. Every book is a delightful adventure and I highly recommend any of her 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***
NookluvrRM More than 1 year ago
Wow.  I enjoyed the first book in this series a lot but this one really took it up a notch.  Fantastic story with the introduction of new characters.  Can't wait for the next one. Vampires and werewolves exist. The worst are sent to Purgatory, a paranormal prison. Bad forces are at work within Purgatory. FBI Agent Shane August, a vampire with a dark past, is sent undercover to infiltrate the vampire clan. Dr. Olivia Maddox wants to find out why certain paranormals go bad. She gets permission to enter Purgatory and believes it's the opportunity of a lifetime. When the prisoners break loose only one person can protect her. But Shane knows she has secrets. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like always Cynthia never fails to excite me. I completely can't wait to see Connor's story. Highly recommended like always!!
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Love the whole vampire and werewolf story line cool to have a werewolf vampire hybrid the fun idea
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Cynthia Eden's books. This one was well written and had a great plot and story line. It desperately needed a good strong female character foe the lead. Instead, it got a whiney, self absorbed brat. I have never felt so sorry for the male lead character in a book before. The fact that he got stuck with that poor excuse for a woman as his mate totally ruined the book. I got to page 127 and couldn't take any more. Its bad when you are hoping someone will punch the lead character in the face.
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amdrane2 More than 1 year ago
I've been reading Cynthia Eden books for a while now and I have yet to come across a bad one. This is the second in a series about a paranormal prison called Purgatory off the coast of Washington state. I had the first book for awhile before I read it then decided that I should start it before I read this one and I'm glad I did. It wasn't really necessary since this can be read as a standalone, but it was more enjoyable with the background of knowing the characters. Shane's introduced as just a regular agent in a secret organization based in Seattle called Para Unit. They're a secret branch of the FBI. But that's not all he is. He's also a very old vampire. The only thing is, in the first book, The Wolf Within, he's said to been born/made in the 1300's and in this book he's 2000 years old. So, not sure there... This book starts off when Shane meets Dr. Olivia Maddox on the ferry ride to the island prison and sparks fly from there. Olivia is there to interview the prisoners to figure out why they kill. Shane is there to figure out who's trying to make the prisoners try for escape. Of course nothing goes right for either of them and they start off on a run for their lives. I loved Shane's character from the start. What's not to like about an alpha badass vampire? Uh, nothing. Olivia was the right parts vulnerable and tough. More beta then alpha, but kick-ass just the same. She ends up on a journey where she not only finds love, but herself as well. Even the secondary characters are intriguing enough to want more from them. Looking forward to Connor's story to see him finally redeem himself. But I'm really looking forward to Pate's story! Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.
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ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
How have I not read every book this woman's written? I loved this book so much. Yummy vamps and dangerous supernaturals roaming around. I loved the truth about the heroine when it comes out. Nice to see a woman with real power that doesn't depend on a man giving it to her.