Immortal Danger

March 31, 2009

Immortal Danger


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…


Unedited Excerpt from IMMORTAL DANGER (Kensington Brava, April 2009)

Adam grabbed her arm.

She stared at his hand a moment. The long, tanned fingers. His flesh felt warm against her.

When was the last time a guy had chosen to touch her? Without, of course, the intent to kill?

Her life was so screwed up.

“Let go,” she ordered.


Not that had her jerking back to face him fully, her brows lifted. “Who are you?”

His eyes narrowed. “I told you, I’m Adam Brody, and I—”

“No.” That wasn’t what she meant. Time to try again. “What are you?”

He blinked. “A man who needs help.”

A man. Maya wasn’t sure she believed that. “For a human, you seem awful relaxed to be talking with me.”

Now he shrugged. “So you’re a vampire. I’ve met your kind before.”

Oh, she’d just bet he had. Adam Brody was holding out on her, and she was no one’s fool. “I’m not just a vampire,” she whispered, watching closely for his response as she stepped toward him and brushed her body against his. Mmm, she liked the way he felt. Liked the hard steel of his muscles. “I’m a very hungry vampire.” Her hand lifted and Maya trailed her fingers down his throat.

She expected him to back away. To flinch in revulsion. Something. But the guy didn’t so much as bat an eyelash.

Her fingers were over his pulse now. She could feel the blood drumming beneath her touch.

And she realized that she was hungry.

The wound on her side had yet to close—it’d be several hours before she healed completely. She was still bleeding, and she’d already lost too much blood.

Blood loss weakened her, it weakened all vamps. If they lost too much, they could die.

Her fingertips stroked his skin and her canines began to stretch and sharpen. Just a bite. After all, he’d been the one to come looking for her. Just a quick bite, and she’d send him on his way.

Maya rose onto her toes. Her breath blew over his skin. Her heart began to drum faster as anticipation filled her. She could almost taste him.

Her lips pressed against his throat. Kissed the flesh. Her tongue snaked out, licked a light trail over his pounding pulse.

Adam’s hand was still wrapped around her arm. His fingers tightened and she heard him draw in a sudden, sharp breath.

It was always so easy to make the prey want the bite. She’d discovered after her change that it wasn’t necessary to force humans to submit to her. She could usually seduce men into offering their throats to her.

At first, she was just a woman to them. She looked human. Her body seemed human. She breathed. Her heart beat. Her blood pumped through her. The prey didn’t realize until too late that she wasn’t human.

But by that point, her teeth were already in their throats, and for the men she’d tasted, well, they’d found it to be a highly pleasurable experience.

She made it a habit not to hurt humans unless she had to do so.

Now, monsters, well, they were a different matter.

Maya lightly scraped the edge of her teeth over Adam’s throat. His pulse raced faster now, pounding harder beneath her mouth.

Just a taste.

He pushed her back. Stared down at her with eyes that seemed to blaze with fury. “You want to drink from me, then you agree to help me.”

Her teeth snapped together as she fought the blood hunger. He was a persistent one, she’d give him that. And now he was starting to make her curious.

A man willing to exchange his blood. For what?


“It’s hard to stand out in the vampire genre, but Eden makes the cut. Maya and Adam are great characters, and they’re terrific together. The suspense is pulse-pounding, the sex hot and Maya’s fighting tactics are wickedly clever. There’s an abundance of paranormal creatures, but each type comes with its own characteristics, the better to keep things interesting.”–Joyce Morgan, Romantic Times, 4 Stars

“I found this book to be excellently written and once I started reading, I couldn’t stop…This is definitely a recommended read for everyone! I enjoyed this story and know I will be on the lookout for more Cynthia Eden books!”–Kim N of Manic Readers, 4.5 Stars

“There is hot sex, action and adventure in Immortal Danger and I loved the blend of humanity with the demon in Maya. She has to come to terms with what she has become and what it means for her. I thought her character was thoughtfully done. I hope to read more like Immortal Danger from Cynthia Eden in the future. I know Immortal Danger will be a novel I won’t forget any time soon.”–Tina, Two Lips Reviews, 5 Lips

Immortal Danger is a roller coaster ride of adventure throughout the entire book. Ms. Eden’s vampire is not scary or gory. She is a vampire who does vampire things but manages to do it with compassion and finesse. The dialogue is witty, the heroine sharp and likeable, and the mystery surrounding the hero is a nice sub-plot that adds to the enjoyment of this fast read. ” 5 Stars, Affaire de Coeur

“Eden presents an original and highly entertaining immortal occult romance novel. Superb writing, interesting characters, and phenomenal creativity make a winner out of this one. Immortal Danger brings to life a fabulous range of key players unlike most seen in the traditional vampire and werewolf scenarios. While Rice is the queen of the vampire novels and Jeaniene Frost is up-and-coming with her Night Huntress series, Eden is proving that she has what it takes to stand with the best of them.”–Curled Up With a Good Book, 4 1/2 Stars