Published 2009 281 pages
Summary (from the book jacket)
Being bullet proof sucks – literally.
Once, Maya Black was a kick-ass cop patrolling the streets of L.A. She still keeps the city safe, but nowadays her bad guys of choice include demons, werewolves, and assorted nocturnal scum. Something Maya knows a thing or two about. She's a vampire - and not thrilled about it. Payback meet bitch.
Adam Brody hopes Maya is as dangerous as they say she is. He needs her to help rescue his niece Cammie from a ruthless band of vamps, and he's willing to pay - in blood. Trusting her is another matter. Adam has never met a vampire who doesn't lie. Then again, he's never met anyone like Maya, who fills him with a desperate need that ignites into explosive, no-holds-barred encounters...
Published by Kensington Brava, Immortal Danger is an erotic romance from romance author Cynthia Eden, whose other works include The Vampire’s Kiss and the Midnight paranormal romance trilogy. Immortal Danger is a stand alone story (not part of the Midnight books) but with a vampire heroine it has no shortage of vampire orientated action that Cynthia’s existing fans enjoy.
Immortal Danger focuses on Maya who has been an unwilling vampire for the last five years ever since she was killed by a vampire while doing her job as an L.A cop. No longer able to be a serving police officer, she still serves and protects the people of L.A in her own way – quietly protecting them from the demons, shifters and other vampires that inhabit the city. Maya’s character is a complex mixture of tough, street-smart killer vampire coupled with an oddly human emotional vulnerability and these two polar opposites don’t always sit comfortably together.
Adam is another strong character, as he needs to be in order not to be out-manned by Maya. Clearly he has a big secret, the mystery of his origins, which he hides from Maya for the first half of the story. The slow reveal for the mystery of Adam’s origins works well to engage interest in his character because, after all, who doesn’t love a man of mystery?
Immortal Danger has a plethora of supernatural characters (demons, shifters and chameleon men to name but a few) and a fantasy action plotline that drives the story forward but my main criticism of this novel as a fantasy fan would have to be that the fantasy world building seems to come a poor second to Maya and Adam’s raunchy romance. It’s worth pointing out though that this novel is marketed as erotic romance, not as urban fantasy, so it isn’t likely to be too much of a problem for the book’s targeted audience.
Fantasy fans should probably pass on Immortal Danger - the missed opportunities to build a richer background and mythology into the fantasy plotline are jarring at best. Romance readers should fare better with Immortal Danger since it has plenty to offer them - especially readers who like their romance with an earthier, raunchier edge.
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