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Review: The Wolf Within by Cynthia Eden

The Wolf Within

The Wolf Within (Purgatory #1) by Cynthia Eden

Published: November 2012

Purchase: Amazon


FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire spends his days–and his nights–tracking real-life monsters. Most humans aren’t aware of the vampires and werewolves that walk among them. They don’t realize the danger that they face, but Duncan knows about the horror that waits in the darkness. He hunts the monsters, and he protects the innocent. Duncan just never expects to become a monster. But after a brutal werewolf attack, Duncan begins to change…and soon he will be one of the very beasts that he has hunted.

Dr. Holly Young is supposed to help Duncan during his transition. It’s her job to keep him sane so that Duncan can continue working with the FBI’s Para Unit. But as Duncan’s beast grows stronger, the passion that she and Duncan have held carefully in check pushes to the surface. The desire that is raging between them could be a very dangerous thing…because Holly isn’t exactly human, not any longer.

As the monsters circle in, determined to take out all of the agents working at the Para Unit, Holly and Duncan will have to use their own supernatural strengths in order to survive. But as they give up more of their humanity and embrace the beasts within them both, they realize that the passion between them isn’t safe, it isn’t controllable, and their dark need may just be an obsession that could destroy them both.

Author’s Note: THE WOLF WITHIN is an adult paranormal romance. It contains werewolves, vampires, adult language, sexy times, and lots of danger. Please consider yourself warned. THE WOLF WITHIN contains approximately 60,000 words.


Sigh. So today I took The Wolf Within outside with me so I could read a little bit of it while the kids played. I figured I would read a few chapters and then go in to start dinner. Yeah, that is not what happened. By the time I finally came up for air I was over 75% done with the story and had to call my Hubby to pick up pizza for dinner. Yes, it is that good!

Duncan McGuire is an FBI Special Agent assigned to the secret Para Unit. This special unit is charged with taking dangerous paranormal beings off the street. Unfortunately one night while trying to bring in a werewolf he is bitten and begins to turn into one. He is taken to the Para Unit’s Dr. Holly Young even though he begged to see someone else. He knew that as a man he was already attracted to Holly and was afraid the wolf he was becoming would be even more so.

He was right to be worried. His wolf does want Holly and she wants him as well. As he learns more about himself and Holly’s secrets come to light, they have to fight to be together.

Yep, this is one yummy werewolf/ vampire romance and I am totally looking for to the rest of this new series!

About the Author:

A picture of Cynthia Eden.

Cynthia Eden is a national best-selling author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense novels. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and her novel, DEADLY FEAR, was named a RITA® finalist for best romantic suspense.

Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.  She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, and Brazil.

(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people).  Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.

One thought on “Review: The Wolf Within by Cynthia Eden

  • know a book is good when you come up for air and haven’t made or thought about dinner, usually it is house work for me..and dinner is slightly um burnt! LOL This really sounds good I love FBI units and when you mix in paranormal woo-woo..well I am in heaven!

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