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Eternal Hunter (Night Watch #1)

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,955 Ratings  ·  234 Reviews
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
Paperback, 338 pages
Published July 2010 by Kensington Brava (first published December 18th 2009)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Jan 09, 2014 Laura the Highland Hussy rated it it was amazing
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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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.
*Buddy read with Blacky <333*

The suspense was ok, the heroes were good but forgettable, the world and relationship building were nonexistent.

I'm not sure I'll continue with this series but I'm sure going to try her Deadly series.

Beth (^v^)/
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 day, sh
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
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
~* 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
Jul 22, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
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
Jan 12, 2014 Yona rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, shifters





description - Erin

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.
Jul 22, 2010 Kelly rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
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
Carolyn F.
Nov 19, 2010 Carolyn F. rated it really liked it
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
Momof3-in an Ash and Cael sandwich
Overall I did really like it
There were just a few things that took away from my enjoyment
1. Erin was killing me in the beginning. It took me a while to not want to slap the shit out her, I don't understand why people can't just be honest. Just fucking tell the guy what he needs to know, especially since he is putting his life at risk...all this hiding and keeping secrets crap is annoying.
2. Sometimes there was repetition to the point where I was like, I know, I just read that two paragraphs a
Jun 10, 2010 Nafiza rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010
The writing was interesting - the carnal scenes made me laugh - not the reaction the author was looking for probably but still, it was amusing. The 'revelation' at the end seemed like a cop-out. It wasn't that it was unexpected, it was that it seemed too neat. I don't think it worked. The characters were fine, just...not really memorable.
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.
Nikki May
Mar 24, 2016 Nikki May rated it really liked it
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Liz F
Sep 02, 2012 Liz F rated it really liked it
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
Dec 29, 2009 Bookaholics rated it it was amazing
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
Laurie Garrison
Apr 22, 2010 Laurie Garrison rated it really liked it
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.

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
Apr 17, 2010 Darcy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, pnr, shifters, vampires
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
May 10, 2011 WildAboutBones rated it it was amazing
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)
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Dec 04, 2010 Crystal ♥ RBtWBC rated it really liked it
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
Oct 14, 2011 Joelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 26, 2010 Styles rated it really liked it
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
Dec 09, 2013 VDub rated it really liked it
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
Sep 13, 2012 Holly rated it liked it
Shelves: para-romance, 2012
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
Melissa K
Oct 16, 2014 Melissa K rated it liked it
Audio - It had a lot going on but I often felt bored and wanted more passion.
Jan 30, 2011 Barbara rated it it was amazing
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
M Margaret
Jan 14, 2015 M Margaret rated it did not like it
1 star
I really hate rating book this low, I usually rate min 3 stars. but I really cant afford to rate 3 stars for this book.

1. The story is BORING, I buy audio-book version, and I cant seem to concentrate to listening on this book, the story just keep slipping away and I cant stop dozing off. very good bed time story I think.
2. Deja-vu, The story keep repeating old news, one that I think I already know, and don't need to tell over and over again. Sorry Mate you just lost big point in this one.
May Mostly Romance
Sep 26, 2014 May Mostly Romance rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
ซินเธีย เอเดนเปนนักเขียนทียิงเขียนกยิงพัฒนาฝีมือ ยิงเราอานของเธอมากขึน เรากยิงชืนชอบงานเขียนของเธอมากยิงขึน

สำหรับเลมนีเรากยิงทึงเขาไปใหญเลยคะ เพราะคนทีไดอานรีวิวทีเราเขียนใหกับเรือง Midnight's Master ซึงเปนหนังสือเลมลาสุด กอนถึงเลมนีของเธอ ซึงเปนหนังสือทีเราชอบมาก ๆ มากเสียจนเรารูสึกวา มันคงเปนจุดสูงสุดทีไมนาจะเทียบไดแลว เราจึงคอนขางเตรียมใจรับความผิดหวังทีตองเกิดขึนอยางเลียงไมได

แตหลังจากอานหนังสือไปเพียงสองสามหนา เรากรูวา หนังสือเรืองนีมีความสนุกและนาสนใจไมนอยไปกวากันเลย

May 16, 2014 Cherri-Anne rated it it was amazing
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
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Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award . Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves
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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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