A Bit of Bite by Cynthia Eden
Length: approx. 50 pages
Release Date: March 10, 2013
My Rating: 3.5
A killer is stalking the streets of Crossroads, Mississippi, and it’s up to Sheriff Ava Dushaine to stop him. But when suspicion falls on werewolf alpha Julian Kasey—Ava’s ex-lover and the man who still haunts her dreams—Ava knows that she’ll either have to prove his innocence…or watch the whole town go up in flames.
This is a fantastic short story. It has all the elements I like: mystery, action, romance and a hot werewolf.
Ava’s job as sheriff is to keep the peace between the shifters, vampires, and humans. Yep, it’s as easy as it sounds, especially with someone out there killing humans and vampires. The suspect turns out to be Ava’s hot one night stand Julian, Alpha of the wolf pack. The connection between the two is strong and Julian wants Ava back. Together they need to find out who’s been doing the killings and keep Ava alive after she’s been betrayed by those she should’ve been able to trust.
For a short story this was remarkably detailed and did leave me wishing it had been longer and more developed. It could’ve easily been novel length.