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Forbidden Passion (Demonborn #3)

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Fueled by her family's murder years ago, Dr. Marlena Bender has devoted her life to understanding violent criminals. But when a serial killer in this small Southern town starts taking the lives of women in diabolical ways--leaving trophies of his kills on Marlena's doorstep--it all hits too close to home. Terrified, Marlena turns to the only ma...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Forever
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Michelle (Michelle&Leslie's Book Picks)
The story began with a 13 year old part-demon Dante being ordered by his demon leader to kill young Marlena as the final part of his initiation to become a full member of their group. Instead of killing Marlena, however, Dante saved her. Fast forward years later, both have just come back to the town where it all began with Marlena now a doctor trying to find a cure for violent behavior and Dante is the new sheriff. When a serial killer emerges and starts killing women in sadistic ways and leavin...more
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A supernatural battle between good and evil brings gruesome, ritualistic murders to Mysteria, Tenn., in Rita Herron's "Forbidden Passion," the third book in her Demonborn series.

Dr. Marlena Bender has returned to her hometown, where her mother and sisters were brutally murdered years ago by demonic monsters. Sherriff Dante Zertlav, who had saved the young Marlena from the demons, isn't so happy that she has returned or that she is asking question...more
Lisa Jo
Action-packed, exciting and sexy...Rita Herron continues her Demonborn series with a compelling story of a demon walking the fine line of good and evil who finds his soul mate in Forbidden Passion.

Forbidden Passion is book three in Herron’s Demonborn series. While the characters from book one and two are mentioned in this book, their stories do not have to be read to enjoy this novel. It could very easily be considered a stand alone book. This is not an ongoing battle against the same villain th...more
FORBIDDEN PASSION by Rita Herron is a paranormal romance. It is the third in the Demonborn series but can be read as a stand alone. The others in the series are Book 1 Insatiable Desire, and Book 2 is Dark Hunger. This is an exciting series about demons, monsters and good vs evil. It is well written with depth, details, fast paced and page turner. It has monsters, demons, evil, romance,secrets, betrayal, sensuality, mystery, it is a deep,tragic, emotional paranormal which truly shows good vs evi...more
Devious crimes are present anywhere and everywhere. Dr. Marlena knows this fact better than most because her she lost her family to murder. In an attempt to wrap her mind around the thought patterns of violent people, she tries to understand the reason behind the act.

When a killer decides to drop off his dead victims right on Marlena's doorstep she is once again facing the Sheriff who responsible for saving her life many years ago. Dante, the Sheriff, is far from the savior she thinks he is. Wil...more
A nonstop action ride, FORBIDDEN PASSION starts things off with a bloody bang. Marlena Bender is back in her hometown of Mysteria, Tennessee determined to solve the gruesome murders of her mother and older sister with the hopes that the past may finally cease to haunt her. When she's not pursuing the answers she seeks, Marlena works as a research scientist at BloodCore as well as a therapist for the adjoining mental hospital. Since the horrific deaths of her family, Marlena's life work has becom...more
Lacey Weatherford
I won this book in a giveaway a while back and I'm just getting around to reading it. It was a very good book, catching my attention right away and hooking me into the story with a sadistic serial killer storyline that kept my heat pumping.

I don't normally like anything that puts my mind in the mind of a serial killers, because frankly, that's just spooky. This book didn't do it too often, but still gave you more than plenty of insight to make you know that the killer was not all there and compl...more
Robin Priddy
Marlena Bender is on a camping trip with her mother and older sister when they are attacked by what looks like a gang of young boys. The boys are really young demons. To kill the woman and two young girls is the boys rite of passage. Expect the one that is suppose to kill Marlena can't do it, instead he take Marlena and runs with her to safety instead. No one belived her when she tried to tell them that demons kill her family, they thought it was the shock of seeing her family killed. Marlena w...more
FORBIDDEN PASSION is an action-packed, dark paranormal romance, which at times has a quite eerie feel. The part-demon hero, Dante, is struggling with his demon side and has vowed to protect the town, that he was raised in, from evil forces. Because Dante saved Marlena Bender instead of killing her, which was part of a demon initiation test, he was expelled from his demon family, and, now, seeks to protect his town and Marlena, in particular. During the terrible night of the test, Marlena's famil...more
I was so excited that I won this book. Oh how I love paranormal romances! I just got done reading it and I really enjoyed it. I wish that I had read the other 2 books first, had I realized that there were 2 other books before this one. But it wasn't until I was on about the 2nd or 3rd chapter of this one. Not sure if I will go back to read them or not. This one pretty much summed up the story for me. I really don't like the mass market paper back books, so I purchess them on my Kindle when I wan...more
I really wanted to like this book, but it just didn't work for me. It had murder, serial killer, paranormal characters, etc-everything I like in books, but it just wasn't a read for me. I do enjoy murder mysteries-that is my first choice of a book to read. I have read books about the paranormal and enjoyed most of them. The demons in the book were ok--I've read other books with demons in it and learned some background that the author wanted to get out to the readers. I didn't find that in this b...more
Suzanne Cotton
Dante's Inferno

Great way to end this trilogy. A story of evil but also of what love can endure. Dante saved Marlena as a Chad but also won her heart as an adult. Fighting his evil father, ruler of the underworld to save his love. Just g ok especially to show that good triumphs evil Great series, buy the books and enjoy
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Nancy Black
I won this copy from Goodreads and am so glad I did. This was a type of book I normally do not read. Let me say right now that it exceeded my expectations! Dark, rip roaring tale of murder, demons, and love. I fell in love with Dante..

Kudos to Rita Herron for a page turning story. It more than held my interest without a problem. Looking forward to more books by this stunning author. Thank you Goodreads!!
Brenda Crider
This latest book of the Demon Born romantic fantasy series is filled with non-stop action. Dante, the strong, possesive demon meets his match in the strong and independent Marlena. While this wasn't my favorite book of the series it does not lag far behind.
Won from GoodReads' "First Reads" contest.

I was concerned that I'd have trouble following this story, since it's part of a series, but it stood alone pretty well. Just wasn't really my taste.
I was excited to win this book and glad to say it was easy to follow and entertaining. I'm a pretty "clean" reader, so some of the language was a bit over the top for me. Classic boy gets girl story!
Annette Clair
I'm so sad to see this series end. Excellent series and I'm not just saying it because this book is dedicated to me! I'm just glad she left it wide open for a possible spin-off *G*
Thank you Goodreads First Reads win for introducing me to this series of books. I enjoyed it immensely and can't wait to share it with others.
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