Wicked and Wild

Wicked and Wild

by Cynthia Eden

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Wicked and Wild by Cynthia Eden

She was wicked...

Everyone knew that Valerie Storm was the baddest bit--um, witch on the block. She might look like Snow White, but she had the heart of a wicked queen. She turned her enemies to ash, she danced on their graves, and she had to be stopped. But who could stand up to someone so wicked?

He was wild.

Griffin Bastien was the most powerful shifter to ever walk the earth. His claws had sent plenty of his foes to the grave. Bloodlust burned fast and hard within him, and when his beast took over, there was no stopping him.

Then Wicked met Wild.

Neither of them believed in love. And neither of them ever expected the firestorm that ignited when they kissed. But some things--some people--can't be controlled. The need that Valerie and Griffin feel for each other, the white-hot lust, will change their world.

Even hell doesn't burn this hot.

Too bad that Griffin has been keeping secrets. Too bad that he is the original assassin sent to destroy Valerie. Because when she finds out the truth, there will be no greater fury than a wicked witch betrayed. Even the biggest, baddest beast might discover that he's absolutely lost when a witch casts her spell, and he will be willing to do anything to reclaim the mate he never expected.

Buckle up, it's gonna be a wild ride.

Author's Note: WICKED AND WILD is a complete, stand-alone story that is set in the world of my "Bad Things" paranormal books. Expect a sexy alpha, a very fierce heroine, and hot times ahead.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158756252
Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Series: Bad Things , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 10,282
File size: 520 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, 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 eighty novels and novellas.

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Wicked and Wild 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ReaderLoverKV 4 months ago
*****5 Rip-Roaring Fire, Claws and Cackling,Sparking Fingers Stars***** I have been an avid fan of Cynthia Eden's work for several years...I have read almost every book in every series she has ever written and I have to say that I am loving the Bad Things series to bits! Ms. Eden has yet to disappoint me in any genre she has written. This is the story of Valerie Storm and Griffin Bastien. Valerie Storm is my alter-ego all the way! She is fierce, she is awesome, she takes no prisoners and feels no guilt in what she believes is the right thing to do and damn the consequences! Valerie Storm is a witch, actually The Witch that is supposed to be the baddest that the Witch Council has ever seen or encountered and the Council wants her dead. Well, Valerie has quite a few spells up her sleeve and she is going to make them all pay! Lol. Griffin happens to be the King of all Shifters and his word is law, or so he thinks. All I can say is that Valerie is an intelligent person and can fool everyone into thinking what she wants them to think. I'm in awe of her greatness...here are a few of my favorite quotes from the Witch Shifter Queen Valerie.... SPOILERS AHEAD***** "Her heart was beating too fast. Her fingers latched onto his shoulder. Pinched. His lips curled even as the elevator dinged. "What's the pinch for?" "To see if I'm dreaming." "Shouldn't you have pinched yourself?" Why? She wasn't into self-pain." Hahahahahahahahahahaha...Too funny. I freaking love her! Lol... "It's a pity he hates me." She waved once more. Sparks danced above her fingers. Griffin caught her hand. "Don't." She blinked innocently. "What? You think I was going to hurt him?" Another flutter of her lashes. "He looked so mopey and down. I was just going to give the man his own personal little raincloud. You know, so it could follow him around." Hahahahahahahaha. She is freaking EPIC! Griffin Bastien is the perfect mate to his crazy Queen and I loved that when he finally realized her worth, nothing could shake his faith in her. He did mess up a bit, but redeemed himself in my eyes with this beautiful quote... SPOILERS AHEAD***** "Gazing up at her, he said. "I swear allegiance to you." His voice seemed to drift straight through her. Her right hand rose. Lingered in the air above his shoulder. "I will not turn on you. I will not betray you." She couldn't look away from his eyes. If this was a dream, it was the best one she'd had in ages. "I will stand between you and danger. I will never use poison on you. I will never hurt you." Awwwwww...all the feels. (cue the tears) So many fantastic quotes by the Shifter King, Griffin Bastien, that if I wrote them all it would be like reading the book, so nope. I won't do that. You have to read all of this delicious morsel of a story on your own. It is beyond one of her best works to date. Valerie is a storm of enchanting devilry and beauty and the Shifter King did not know he had met his match that day in their dungeon. 5 Perfect Ending stars!!!!
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Anonymous 8 months ago
From chapter one all the way to reading the epilogue, I couldn't put this book down till I finished reading it. Seriously, I was up all night reading. Great wicked humor! Spicy moments also fraught with danger. I am a big fan of all her supernatural books. I enjoyed paranormal romances, but I really got into the books by reading Cynthia Eden's Angel books, Angel Unchained, loved the series and wanted more supernatural/paranormal and I love her Purgatory series. I cannot resist any supernatural book by Eden, great humor, sexy moments, fight scenes, interesting characters that you want to read more about. Cynthia Eden's books are definitely an enjoyable read, that I cannot put down. Kitsune
carvanz More than 1 year ago
Holy Wow!!! I abso-freaking-lutely LOVED this book! This is by far my favorite of all the books I’ve read by this author up to date. I am giddy with exhilaration from all that I just read and the amazing journey this couple took me on! I’m not sure I’ve ever read a story with an anti-heroine. Anti-hero, sure and I love them. But never a heroine like Valerie. She was wicked bad. The MOST wicked. (Think a combination of the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz and the cartoon witch BroomHilda – minus the brooms and green skin.) She did things her own way. And she never, ever followed the rules. I loved Valerie’s quirky way of proving her bada$$ery to those around her, especially Griffin. And OMG! The way she absolutely drove him crazy in the beginning. He didn’t know which way to turn she had him so tied up with confusion. It was so much fun watching him struggle as she went about things in her own style and fashion. She was driving him mad and no matter how many times he reminded her of the rules or even demanded that she follow them, she’d just smile sweetly and then prove to everyone that she was very wicked indeed. And yet, everything is not always as it seems and this story begins to peel back layer by layer as lives are changed, hopes are dashed, and nefarious plots come to light. So even as my heart felt light and carefree with all the antics Valerie performed, the author slowly shines a light on the fact that there may be more to her than what’s on the surface. Well, of course as a reader, you’ll know that that’s going to be the case, but the way Cynthia Eden does it is not all in your face and you’re never really sure if what you’re sensing is real to the story or a figment of your own hopes. Then there’s Griffin. I love a good hero. I want an all alpha, possessive, protective hero who can only see the heroine. Throw in a little jealousy and I’m a very happy reader. And while we definitely get that, Griffin was so much more. He made mistakes and when it was time to face those mistakes, he made the most fantastic apology in the history of groveling! Just a few short lines but oh Lord, he had me not only near tears, but a bit weak in the knees as well. And let’s just be clear here, there is unquestionably nothing he won’t do to keep Valerie with him forever. Swoon, sigh, GASP, no way!!! This was such an incredible read from all the fun quirky one liners, steamy times between Griffin and Valerie, amazing secondary characters that built the story up rather than used as fillers, and a plot that has so many twists and turns I began to feel like Griffin – not knowing which way was up. I’ve only had one book in my favorites for 2018. I now have two.
Marie1MB More than 1 year ago
I FLOOOOOVED this new exhilarating and bad a** new Bad Things Novel! It gave me the GOOD kind of chills and some very fine tingles....mmmm how WICKED! I swear on EVERY BOOK I OWN, Cynthia Eden is EXTREMELY talented! Her books, especially her paranormal romances always leave me breathless, antsy for more, and leaves me in the WORST case of book hangover a reader could have, but NOTHING prepared for Wicked And Wild! Valerie...oh she is just the BEST heroine. Wicked, beautiful, the absolutely STRONGEST and kick-a** heroine you could imagine. I LOVED her personality, the way she talked and her total confidence. She isn't at all what you expect..she is by far BETTER! And Griffen..OH HOT DAMN, he made me swoon on the spot! And the crackling, tension filled passion brewing between them made me feel all steamy and SO HOT. I could EASILY go on and on about how AMAZING this book is, but instead I am just going to say YOU HAVE TO GET IT AND READ IT FOR YOURSELF TO UNDERSTAND WHY I AM IN TOTAL ADORING LOVE WITH IT! Wicked And Wild gets a THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST FIVE GLORIOUS SHOOTING STARS!
MBurton More than 1 year ago
What a treat this book was! I love what the author is doing for this series. She is pairing up light to dark with each couple. Don't let that fool you, this isn't a dark series. You'll find the dark characters have some good in them, especially when they focus on their mates. In Wicked and Wild, Valerie is the most powerful and wicked witch of them all. She is feared by many. The tales of all the wicked things she has done has spread far and wide and I loved her! She is one of the most entertaining heroines I have read. And she has one of the biggest hearts. Griffin is the king of shifters. A witch killed his parents and he will not be forced in a mating with one. Especially not Valerie. Trouble is, he can't seem to stop thinking about her. With each new threat to her life, he vows to protect her with his own. I loved this couple and they I enjoyed every bit of the chase Valerie led Griffin on. She is a strong, sassy heroine and he is a true alpha protector. ARC provided by NetGalley.
Marta Cox More than 1 year ago
Having been enthralled by the previous books in the Bad Things series I’m so glad the author still has characters to explore. Like many others I’d been concerned that with the Luke/Leo storyline getting resolved that the author would leave this world behind but happily we are getting even more glorious, sexy and maybe ever so bad characters! Valerie is the baddest, most powerful Witch you could ever meet so just how did she let herself get captured? It doesn’t matter though as she has a cunning plan involving the very fierce Shifter King who just happens to be in the cell next to her . Then things go ever so slightly awry with Valerie ending up stuck in Shifter Town with Griffin insisting no magic allowed but since when did she follow orders? Griffin is facing certain death when Valerie offers to save him but there’s a cost. Ok Griffin can cope with a temporary bond to the Witch but doesn’t she realise that he saved her ? Griffin needs order and rules but Valerie doesn’t respond well to regulations and just keeps challenging Griffin. She’s a vengeful sort yet at times almost seems soft hearted but that’s not possible as everyone knows Valerie has no heart or does she? Ok Valerie is officially my favourite Witch. She’s just such an incredible character and I’m sorry Griffin but she steals every scene that she’s in. I did like the protective Griffin and yes he’s got the hots for apparently the most evil Witch around but as a reader we get to see so much more and truly this was an entertaining read. How do I sum up ? Ok if there’s a table that only the cool kids can sit at then Valerie is most definitely sitting at the head of the table ( sorry Luke ! ) . This voluntary take is of a copy I requested and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair