ONCE BITTEN, TWICE BURNED
In the second book in her Phoenix Fire trilogy, Eden delves into the premise of a woman who is just beginning to discover vital things about her identity. As Sabine adjusts to an entirely new life, she also has the benefit of an irresistible vampire showing her the way. Eden’s outstanding talent is on full display in this engaging story about self-realization, acceptance and revenge.
Vampire Ryder Duncan is being held against his will in a testing facility by the evil Dr. Wyatt, who is trying to build the perfect soldier using the abilities of supernatural beings like him. Plotting his escape, Ryder is surprised when the doctor throws a woman into his cell. Trying to fight off his hunger pains, he takes the blood of the gorgeous Sabine Acadia. After he accidentally takes too much, Ryder tries to revive her with his own blood, but is stunned when she erupts in flames and is reborn new again. Sabine has no idea who or where she is. The only thing that she remembers is a monster biting her and then blackness. As Ryder tries to teach Sabine about her new powers, the attraction between the two burns white hot. As the pair try to take out the doctor and the testing facility, they are also trying to fight this new attraction. Will they give in to temptation? (BRAVA, May, 352 pp., $14.00)