I'm an erotic romance writer published with Loose Id, Ellora's Cave, Liquid Silver Books, and Etopia Press. I live in Ohio and spend every available moment writing, plotting, and learning more about the craft. I'm also back in school, majoring, for the moment, in Biology ♥
"I love how much effort you put into your stories and your characters. It's more than just erotic romance. It's a fully developed story."
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"I've been reading this author for a while now. It is very satisfying to see how much she has grown as a writer. Her books were always good - but this one is great." Joellen from Goodreads
"The world building in Dark Paradise is incredible. Hunter does a fabulous job describing all facets to Cin's new world. I really enjoyed the book and I really, really look forward to the follow up story." Bookgrrl1976 from NOR
"Ms. Hunter has written another story that pulls her readers in and takes them on the ride of their lives while they turn the pages." Diana Coyle from Night Owl Reviews
Review: In this story, we continue on the quest of the wolf pack that Kimberlyn is a part of and she along with Logan, Andrew and Elijah must try to complete their pack by finding their fifth mate. When Kimberlyn returns home to her own house for a short time, she is immediately greeted by a scent that someone or something is in her basement. Trying to get a hold of Logan and the men to help her search her house, she stumbles upon Malik, a vampire. Her wolf pack arrives to aid her and when they all meet Malik they know that he’s bad news for them. There’s something not right about the entire situation and they have to get to the bottom of things before anyone loses their life. As the story unfolds, there seems to be an extremely strong attraction happening between Kimberlyn and Malik. But she knows that if he were to bite her, after three attacks she’d become his servant for the rest of her and Malik’s lives. Even though she has been fighting her attraction and the deep down urge to be with him, he finally does bite her and from then on hell seems to break loose for the entire pack. The pack tries figuring out why Malik would even want to be associating with wolves and they know that he must have an ulterior motive in mind. When Malik brings Kali, a friend of his, into the sanctuary for healing the entire situation starts to make sense to them. Who does the wolf pack find out to be their missing fifth member? Why did Malik get involved with the pack to begin with? Can the wolves and vampires really cohabitate together? I found this book to be just as intriguing as the first book in the series, Sanctuary. Ms. Hunter has a very vivid imagination. She knows how to create characters that you fall in love with and she knows how to write a storyline that immediately pulls you in. It’s extremely hard not to develop feelings for her characters and you just can’t help but feel that they are real people you may encounter in your own life. I love the concept of the wolf pack being shifters and living like wolves, but having more humanistic qualities about them. When Ms. Hunter introduced us to Malik and his vampire world, I wasn’t quite certain how the storyline was going to turn out, but she didn’t disappoint me in the end. If you’re looking for a paranormal story that is uniquely different and very intriguing than you’ve found the perfect series to read!
Manic Readers reviewer AlexJouJou posted a new 4 star review of Asylum! Click here for the full review.
There’s a new vampire on the scene. Malik (Arabic for Angel) manages to secure Logan’s assistance by asking for asylum with the wolves. However he has to make Kimberlyn so dependent on him that she will die without him in order to accomplish all that he wants and he has an agenda that won’t die. Kimberlyn, who is the healer, cannot overcome what Malik has done to her and she wonders whose side is Malik on and is he their fated fifth?
I really enjoyed reading Sanctuaryso I was eager to sink my teeth (pun intended) intoAsylum. The introduction of another race to the plot is not only intriguing but provides a real breath of fresh air (although when they find Malik he is neither fresh smelling nor breathing!).
I thought the continuity between the stories made it seem like two parts of a whole and the expansion of the world in Asylum really allows you to get to know the characters and each of their pieces of the puzzle. The intricacy of incorporating what’s happening with the community of were’s as well as the relationship between the main characters is tough to pull off and Ms. Hunter does an admirable job here.
Where this book really shines though is the sex—I cannot tell a lie. I’m a fan of BDSM and paranormal and so this hit just the right “spot” for me. No matter who or how many are getting down and dirty there is no shortage of sizzle! Writing ménage and more can be quite tricky—you can oftentimes forget who is where doing what—but Asylum makes you feel as if you are there with them and boy is it fun!
Thank you, MR and AlexJouJou. If you'd like to go to MR and read the full review, click here.
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After their success of defeating the bears in Sanctuary, Kimberlyn, Logan, Andrew and Elijah have a few peaceful months to enjoy their new found passions, desires and love before danger once again comes calling. The peace ends when Kimberlyn finds a vampire who begs for asylum and Logan has no choice but to allow it. The vampire Malik has his own set of plans and once he has Kimberlyn addicted to him through a bite, the wolves have no choice but to keep him alive, for his death would mean the death of Kimberlyn. Also with the vampire comes the wolves' fifth in their circle of power and a whole other set of problems along the way.
Once again the very talented author Cassidy Hunter takes the reader back to Sanctuary, luring them into the web she spins, leaving them completely enthralled from beginning to end.
The author keeps the fast pace moving with marvelous dialogue, plenty of intense action and a steamy sensuality that makes this story extraordinary. Treachery abounds and with the remarkably vivid and sometimes graphic scenes within the pages of the story the reader will be on the edge of their seats trying to anticipate what's next for Kimberlyn, Logan, Andrew, Elijah and the newest addition to their powerful circle Kali.
One of the many things that make this intricate and spellbinding book so memorable is the brilliant cast of characters. The characters are filled with a high level of sensuality, fire, honor and passion wrapped around a sense of wildness and raw animalistic desire that is intoxicating and appealing.
Readers will feel the powerful love as well as the struggles filled with hope, family, joy and heartbreak the characters must face in order to keep their pack safe and their bond strong.
The insecurities that Kimberlyn feels when their fifth arrives in the form of a woman and she is forced to share the love and passion of her men is portrayed perfectly without making her seem like she is really selfish and whiny.
The sexual desire and bond between the five characters contains of sizzle, smoldering heat, edgy desire and touching emotional pull that is everything a reader could desire in a story. The ending is purely magical!
Ms. Hunter creates a wonderfully dangerous, touching, highly enchanting and unforgettable story that readers adore. You won't be able to put this story down!
Overall rating: 5/5
Sensuality rating: Explicit
April 7, 2011
Thank you so much for the fantastic review, Shannon and The Romance Studio!
Beyond the Shadows has a release date of June 7th. I haven't received the cover yet, but as soon as I do I'll post it. I always love seeing the cover for the first time. So exciting!
Speaking of exciting, Strange Familiar is coming out this summer in print! I'll hold a contest to give away an autographed book as soon as my publisher sends me my copies. The book is also getting a new cover. I've seen tentative ideas for it, and it's going to be perfect. Something more fitting for an erotic romantic comedy. :)
My little town is currently being pummeled by a huge storm so I think I'll get off here and write before the power goes off. Even though my laptop would last for a couple of hours on the battery, I can never seem to write when there is no electricity!
Oh. That's really loud. Uh, think I'll take a serious look at my closet.
"...it is 12:53 (I have to get up at 5:30), and I just finished the last glorious words of Sanctuary. So tired, so happy! Wow, what an excellent book. I shall have to edit the raving review I gave it when I can think straight again! Thanks for a great read! Pure magic!"