Marked by the Vampire (A Purgatory Novel) by Cynthia Eden
Vampires exist. So do werewolves. The creatures that you fear in the darkness? They’re all real. And the baddest of the paranormals…those who love to hurt humans…they’re sent to Purgatory, the only paranormal prison in the U.S.
Deadly forces are at work within Purgatory. The monsters are joining together—and their plans have to be stopped. FBI Agent Shane August, a very powerful vampire with a dark past, is sent into the prison on an undercover assignment. His job is to infiltrate the vampire clan, by any means necessary.
Dr. Olivia Maddox wants to find out just why certain paranormals go bad. What pushes some vampires over the edge? Why do some werewolves turn so savage? If she can understand the monsters, then Olivia thinks she can help them. When she gets permission to enter Purgatory, Olivia believes she is being given the research opportunity of a lifetime.
Olivia doesn’t realize that she’s walking straight into hell.
When the prisoners break loose, there is only one person—one vampire—who can protect her, but as Olivia and Shane fight the enemies that surround them, a dark and dangerous passion stirs to life between the doctor and the vamp. Shane realizes that Olivia is a woman carrying secrets—powerful, sinful secrets. Secrets that a man would kill to possess.
And Olivia realizes that—sometimes—you can’t control the beast inside of you. No matter how hard you try. Some passions can push you to the very limits of your control…and the growing lust that she feels for her vampire…it’s sending her racing right into a deadly storm of desire.
Welcome to Purgatory…a place that’s a real hell on earth…
My review …..
Olivia knows there are things that go bump in the night. Werewolves and vampires, she was once chased by wolves, so she knows from first hand. But she also wants to learn how and why paranormals go bad, and maybe she could help them.
Shane is a vampire who works with the FBI, he’s been a vampire for centuries, we meet Shane in the first book in the series. (The Wolf Within) I did think he was going to be the informant in the first book (and was nicely surprised to find out he wasn’t)
Shane and Olivia meet at the ferry that’s due to transport them to Purgatory (the only prison to hold paranormals) Shane as an undercover prisoner and Olivia as a researcher. But Olivia doesn’t know he’s an FBI agent. All she sees is a dangerous criminal. All he sees is a tasty treat.
The story then moves along at a fast pace, who is trying to kill the paranormals? What’s going on inside Purgatory? Will Olivia trust Shane enough to get them out of Purgatory?
This is the second book in the Purgatory Series, it can be read without reading the first one (but I do like to read a series in order)😉 you meet characters from the first book, and back info on Shane, but it doesn’t detract from a really good read.