cover image Burn for Me

Burn for Me

Cynthia Eden. Kensington/Brava, $14 trade paper (358p) ISBN 978-0-7582-8404-4

Prolific author Eden (the Fallen series) debuts a paranormal series that overwhelms skimpy plotting and worldbuilding with powerful erotic scenes. Undercover reporter Eve Bradley is determined to find the truth behind the Genesis Group's supernatural experiments for the U.S. military. When she witnesses the deliberate murder and immediate self-revival of a brawny handsome man called Subject Thirteen, aka "Cain O'Connor," Eve is horrified and determined to act. Cain is reluctant to believe this "little morsel" who smells "like candy" can rescue him, but together they engineer an escape, during which it becomes clear that Eve isn't harmed by Cain's supernatural flames and heat. As Eve investigates her abilities and Cain seeks revenge, the two predictably grow closer over a series of passionate encounters. Fans of fluffy erotic paranormal romance will find this tale as alluring as Eve's peppermint scent. (Feb.)