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Eternal Hunter (Night Watch #1)

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Cynthia Eden delves into the dark realms of the Others, where desires and dangerous games await the unsuspecting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Assistant DA Erin Jerome has a secret. Make that two. One: She’s not entirely human–she’s Other, desperately trying to keep her supernatural strength under wraps. Two: she’s got a killer stalking her–an Other rogue set on “gifting” her
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 2010 by Kensington Brava (first published December 18th 2009)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
I love the idea of a Shifter bounty hunter and the company he works for, Night Watch. From the first page I had a hard time putting it down. I like Cynthia Eden's easy writing style, and the flow of her characters' thoughts and voices.

Erin Jerome is the new ADA in Baton Rouge, LA. She moved from her previous assignment in Lillian because (small spoilers here) she has a stalker and she thought she'd lost him. She is "Other" but she is very adept at hiding her Otherness from everybody, both human
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MelissaB
This is free on Kindle right now!

I enjoyed this story, I really like the author's writing style. The world she created is an interesting and fun take on the paranormal theme. Her Midnight series is still my fav, especially the 1st and 3rd books so I also recommend trying that series.
Kaleigha
Cynthia Eden is quickly rising to must-read status for me. I love her books - even though everything I have is paranormal romance, hers are a bit different. A little darker, with some suspense thrown in. And while all of her stuff feels connected since they are all set in the world of "the Other", this is the first book of two of the "Night Watch" series.

Jude Donovan is a very rare, very powerful white Tiger shifter. He uses his amazingly sharp senses to hunt the worst the criminal world has to
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Beth ♥Addicted to HEA♥
♥♥♥♥ 4 Steamy Shifter Stars ♥♥♥♥

So, let me just say this first - I don't typically like shifter books. This one was awesome. And here's one reason why:


"You're in my head every minute. I close my eyes, and I see you and I want you so much I can hardly breathe."



Doesn't that just make you want to hug someone? No one here at the moment, so I'll hug myself.



Our main character is having a crappy year. She's an assistant with the DA's office, and suddenly those around her are being attacked. Then one
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Bookie | The BookChick
Anyone who enjoys paranormal romance will most certainly enjoy this first book in the Night Watch series. It contained all the paranormal elements you love, in additional to a strong, doesn't need a man to save her, heroine and a alpha shifter who is determined to do just that. As with most Eden novels, this story contained a very unique plot that wasn't just full of passionate moments between the couple but contained an intriguing subplot that kept the reader guessing right up until the very en ...more
♥ Sarah ♥
I went into this one pretty much expecting to like it since it seems a lot of other people did even though this is the first book I've read by Cynthia Eden so I couldn't know for sure. But I couldn't even finish it unfortunately.

Two main problems made me slug my way through it:

1. A lot of repetition about various things that made me roll my eyes over and over. In particular nearly every conversation between Erin and Jude are essentially about how he wants to know her secrets and she doesn't wan
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Valerie ~ Val Hall ~
I did not read the prequel to this book and maybe it's why it seemed right into the action without introduction. Cynthia Eden's writing style is pretty easy and her characters's voice clear. I liked the idea of an organization working alongside the police (even covertly) to maintaining order. Night Watch, a bounty hunter company also working toward containing the most violent Other community members.

Some humans know that Others exist but generally the public is ignorant of that fact. This Other
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Tracy
~* 4.5 Stars *~
It's stating the obvious, but I read and review a lot of books, commenting on strength of plot, technical aspects of writing, character development, world building, etc. I have to admit, I enjoy detailing why I like or dislike something. Occasionally, though, I come across a book that hits all or most of my happy spots, not because the plot is so spectacular, or the writing is so technically impressive, or the characters stand out that brightly, but for some nebulous, purely emoti
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Kelly
Wow, so much better than some of the other books I've been reading lately. It was actually well fleshed out and had characters that weren't two dimensional. Nice. I guessed who the bad guy was well before the reveal but then I kept second guessing myself and thinking, no, that can't be right. Therefore I'm giving the mystery a thumbs up.

The story: Erin has been hiding her true nature from the world for most of her life and for the last year she's been trying to hide herself away from a deranged
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Carolyn F.
Nov 19, 2010 Carolyn F. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 1
This book was about ADA Erin Jerome. On her way inside the police dept she almost trips over Jude Donovan, a tiger shifter. He smells that she's a shifter too but can't figure it out. Smelling here, smelling there, nostrils flaring. These books crack me up. But it wasn't as disturbing as some authors describe it.

Erin's running from a killer who has been leaving her presents (dead bodies and blood) since her last job. She hires Jude's employer to help her and they fall in love. Some surprises, bu
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willaful
Heavy on action and steam, this was a fun read, but got kind of samey after awhile; every single character's thought patterns are identical, that ubiquitous ironic, slangy, terse paranormal speak ala J.R. Ward. The tiger shifter hero is very sexy, and I enjoyed the supernaturally strong heroine.
Liz
Ok, this was yet ANOTHER book that I was happily surprised that I liked. I really went into it thinking, "Hopefully, it will at least be a quick read..." and I got so much more than that!

We meet Erin Jerome. She's an Assistant District Attorney and she's great at her job. But she has a few secrets and they're all about to catch up with her. First of all, she's not really human. She's part psychic human and part shifter. But she can't fully shift into her animal form. In the shifter world, that i
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Bookaholics
Eternal Hunger by Cynthia Eden
Paranormal Romance- Dec. 29th, 2009
4 1/2 stars

In Eternal Hunger Cynthia Eden returns to her super sexy shifters! I love her shifter romances and this book did not disappoint. It grabbed me from the first page and did not stop! Cynthia Eden's paranormal world is complex and absorbing. If you are already a fan of her books you will have to purchase this book to add to your collection. If you are a new reader, be prepared for a fun, smooth read.

This story starts with
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Laurie Garrison
Another great read by Eden. I just love shape shifters, especially when they are hot dangers white tigers, yummy! I really like the bounty hunter storyline, it was really refreshing to me. This one has action, fast hot sex, shape-shifter fighting, and a great mystery.

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Before I start I have to say, Erin has a huge problem, she has a sick psychopath that thinks he’s is her mate and he either hurts or kills anyone who even breath wrong towards her. Erin even moved hopping he wouldn’t find he
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Darcy
This was a great books that seems like it is set with the same set of rules and people that are in the other series, but with one new fun factor the Bounty Hunter company.

Erin is a tough as nails lawyer that does not put up with any shit from anyone. She runs into bounty hunter Jude and sparks fly, especially as Jude who is an other senses that Erin is too. Erin keeps what exactly she is close to herself and manages to blend in and pass as human and is not happy when Jude "outs" her. Along the w
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Jill
4.5 Stars Outstanding, good old fashioned, exciting, steamy paranormal fun!!
These are all the things I have been thinking lately on my Cynthia Eden reading kick. This lady knows how to write a good story, and I enjoyed Eternal Hunter more than any of her others.

Full length book, Eternal Hunter, did a good job of keeping my interest with all the different twists and turns. Also the story building and character introductions have me panting for more from this new series. Love the bounty hunter te
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WildAboutBones
This is the first in Eden's Night Watch series which features vampires, weres/shifters, demons and other miscellaneous creatures. What a way to start off a new series! I thoroughly enjoyed this fast paced, action packed romance novel filled with lots of chemistry and hot sex.
Our sexy hero, Jude, is a shape shifting bounty hunter pulled into a new case that will change his life forever when he meets the new Assistant District Attorney who is not quite human (not sure what she is but is intrigued)
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
My Summary:
Jude Donavan is a bounty hunter for Night Watch, a shifter who always catches his prey. When dragging a catch out of the Louisiana swamps Jude encounters the new Assistant DA, Erin Jerome. Jude can smell Other on her but what species of Other, that is an intriguing mystery that Jude is determined to solve.
Erin is starting fresh, trying to live a normal life as a human and staying away from Others, especially shifters. She thinks she has escaped her psychotic stalker who claims her as
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Joelle
I really enjoyed this book. This is the first time read for me of Cynthia Edens books and won't be the last. Like her style of writing. This book was very fast paced that kept you interested. Erin hired a Bounty Hunter Jude who is a notorious bounty hunter who is a shape-shifter who turns into a deadly tiger who is hired to track and killer and who is also stalking Erin. The attraction between Erin and Jude is forming almost from the get go and is very intense.Erin although hesitant tries to fig ...more
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I liked it. Vampires, demons, shifters of all kinds and more paranormal beings.
The book was a bit slow in some moments, but not a bad read at all.
Styles
I presume you know what the book is about. I'm letting you know what I liked or disliked about it.

I am blown away at the fact I didn't like this book. I've really enjoyed everything else I've read by Ms. Eden. I just assumed this series would be more of the same.

A few things I really didn't like - 1.) A reader won't know what the female lead is until almost a 3rd of the way through the book. 2.) Too much repetition of obvious aspects of the book. 3.) It felt like it could have been an excellent
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Vicki Whinnen
This is book 1 in the Night Watch series, and what a nice start to the series. I think I've read this series about three times now.

This is the story of Jude Donovan and Erin Jerome. Jude is a shifter, and Erin, well Jude can't figure Erin out. He knows she not fully human but Erin is keeping a very tight lid on what she is. Erin pays for Jude's help when she realises that her stalker has followed her to Baton Rouge. The problem, Erin doesn't know the identity of her stalker, and he's getting mor
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Meike
I didn't like it quite as much as the Midnight-series, but overall, it was okay to read.
The writing was good as uasual, the story entertaining, but inspite of EH happening in the same universe than the Midnight-series (another town, though, no overlappings), somehow the main prots (and almost the whole other personnel) weren't quite as captivating as those of the Midnight-series-people (Niol!!!!!! :-D )
That being said, there are a few people in this book that might be developable (one more Dem
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Holly
Oh Cynthia Eden, you do have a knack for creating some yummy heroes. They have just the right mix of Alpha Male & Protectiveness without coming off as either a bully or a stalker. The writing style can seem a bit...fluffy at times, but what the heck? I like that every once in a while.

This was a very quick read. As I have said in the past, the majority of Paranormal Romances are all about enjoyment...going on a fun, sexy ride (Unless of course your name happens to be J. R. Ward and then it's
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SM Book Obsessions
Audio - It had a lot going on but I often felt bored and wanted more passion.
Monty Cupcake
Meh. Not as vivacious as other Eden reads.
Barbara
Jan 30, 2011 Barbara rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cynthia Eden fans, shifter fans, paranormal lovers
Shelves: re-read
Re-read...2nd reading. I absolutely love this book! This is the introduction to the Night Watch series and its bounty hunters. Jude Donovan, white tiger shifter and bounty hunter, is still one of my favorite characters in this series. He and Erin Jerome, new Assistant DA and also not quite human, are on the hunt for Erin's stalker who gives her fresh kills as "presents." This book has heat, suspense, and killer action (pun intended), and a thrilling look inside the world of the Other.

I highly r
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May Mostly Romance
ซินเธีย เอเดนเป็นนักเขียนที่ยิ่งเขียนก็ยิ่งพัฒนาฝีมือ ยิ่งเราอ่านของเธอมากขึ้น เราก็ยิ่งชื่นชอบงานเขียนของเธอมากยิ่งขึ้น

สำหรับเล่มนี้เราก็ยิ่งทึ่งเข้าไปใหญ่เลยค่ะ เพราะคนที่ได้อ่านรีวิวที่เราเขียนให้กับเรื่อง Midnight's Master ซึ่งเป็นหนังสือเล่มล่าสุด ก่อนถึงเล่มนี้ของเธอ ซึ่งเป็นหนังสือที่เราชอบมาก ๆ มากเสียจนเรารู้สึกว่า มันคงเป็นจุดสูงสุดที่ไม่น่าจะเทียบได้แล้ว เราจึงค่อนข้างเตรียมใจรับความผิดหวังที่ต้องเกิดขึ้นอย่างเลี่ยงไม่ได้

แต่หลังจากอ่านหนังสือไปเพียงสองสามหน้า เราก็รู้ว่า หนังสือเรื่อง
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Cherri-Anne
I just finished the Night Watch Series and true to Cynthia’s books, they were terrific and left me hoping for more (Pak? Tony & Cat?) please??? This series is about the Hunters that work for a company called Night Watch and they mostly hunt the Others who hurt innocents, human & otherwise, but occasionally they will hunt evil humans too. Of course the Hunters are mostly paranormals themselves and via their work, they find their “Other-half” lol. I liked how these are not your typical “su ...more
Bernadette
Absolutely loved it…. And I didn’t guess who the bad guy was at all. Generally speaking, humans are unaware of the existence of Paranormals like shifters and demons etc. ADA Erin Jerome is emotionally scarred after being abandoned by her mother when she was fifteen. She is also a hybrid Other but her background is something that she keeps secret because she believes that it makes her flawed. She is also being stalked by someone who keeps leaving her presents. The problem with that is the fact th ...more
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden has written over thirty novels and novellas. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.

Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings. She has always wanted to write (don't mos
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“He’s got claws!” Ben shook his head, hard.
“All the better to rip into prey.” Jude took a step forward.
“What’s up with his eyes? Why are they—”
“All the better to see the asshole who doesn’t need to be attacking my lady.”
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