Title: Rapture at Midnight
Author: Isobelle Cate
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 163 pages
Series: The Cynn Cruors Bloodline Series
Book 1 in The Cynn Cruors Bloodline Series
There is an on-going war between two breeds of immortal warriors who carry human, vampire, and werewolf blood, the Cynn Cruor and the Scatha Cruor. The Cynn Cruor wants to live in harmony with the human race. The Scatha Cruor wants to enslave them. Finn Qualtrough, a Cynn Cruor warrior is on a mission to find Dac Valerian, the leader of the Scatha Cruor responsible for the deaths of many, including his parents. When he pursues three Scatha warriors who can lead him to Dac, he happens upon a woman who awakens a desire within Quinn to claim her as his own.
She is the very essence of his immortal life.
Eirene Spence is an insomniac and a computer genius who loves walking in the park at midnight. She stumbles upon the Scatha Cruor and is almost killed until a handsome stranger rescues her. His touch ignites a hunger inside her that only he can satisfy.
He is her soul.
By some twist of fate, one of Eirene’s clients is Dac Valerian. She is able to tell Finn and the rest of the Cynn Cruor where Dac is hiding. Now Dac wants her dead.
Will Finn be able to keep Eirene alive and at the same time fulfill his mission? Will Eirene’s wish to be part of Finn’s life come true knowing that he is destined for someone else?
*Warning: intended for mature audiences 18+
When I first started reading this book, I really got into the whole backstory of it. There was a lot of detail put into the surroundings and even the dialect of the persons speaking. I was really impressed.
The idea behind the book is really impressing as well. Mixing two different genes to create a totally new one is a really good idea. It reminds me of "Underworld" and I am a HUGE fan of those movies. I was really excited to delve into this book. The author does a great job of making you feel like you are watching everything happen before your eyes. Her story-telling skills are excellent.
This book does get very hot and steamy right off the bat! There is not a long wait for something to start happening. My only concern with this book is that after Finn meets Eirene, the story begins to take a different turn. There is a lot of emphesis put on the relationship between the two and not so much the story line I originally thought I was getting a glimpse at. Not that I don't LOVE a good steamy romance, but the idea that the author has come up with is magnificent! I want to know more about this secret society!
All in all, I give this book a solid 4 stars. I believe it could have been 5 stars if there was more emphasis on the plot and not their love lives, I do look forward to reading book 2 in this series. I would recommend it for anyone who can't get enough steamy scenes!