Sunday, April 29, 2012

Edge of Passion by Tina Folsom

Title:  Edge of Passion
Author: Tina Folsom
My Rating: C+

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Cloak Warriors #1
Main Characters: Aidan and Leila
Release Date: March 2012
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Tina Folsom
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: hot

I received a copy of this book from the author and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
Able to render themselves invisible, immortal Cloak Warriors like Aiden have been protecting humans from the dark power of the Demons of Fear for centuries. But the demons might soon have a powerful tool in their hands to seduce humans to the dark side. And the person to provide them with this elixir is the human scientist Leila. Unbeknownst to her, the drug she’s developing to cure Alzheimer’s has the unexpected side effect of weakening the mind’s resistance to the influence of demons.

The Council of Cloak Warriors is divided, some of them believing the only safe way to eradicate this threat is to eliminate its inventor, others are bent on protecting the human scientist. Aiden is a loyal Cloak Warrior who accepts the assignment to protect her despite his own beliefs that humans can\'t be trusted. However, when her life is endangered, his beliefs shift, and he’s drawn into a battle whose participants are unknown: is he fighting the demons or his fellow Cloak Warriors?

Forbidden desire flares between Aiden and Leila as they are forced to rely on the only people they can trust: each other. And even if he can save her and defeat their enemies, a union between them might be the most dangerous undertaking of all.

My Review:
This book was the start of a new series for Tina Folsom. In this world, there are Cloak Warriors who are trying to protect mankind from the influence of demons. The Cloak Warriors have charges who are important to mankind who they "cloak" from demons to keep the demons from influencing them. Aiden is one of these warriors and the book starts out with him losing a charge to demon influence. His twin sister was killed by one of these "turned" charges and overall he doesn't have a great perspective on what he considers to be "weak-minded humans."

Leila is a scientist on the verge of finding the cure to Alzheimers. What she doesn't realize is that her drug opens the human minds to easier manipulation by the demons (but really for her to realize that, she'd have to know demons exist...LOL). As a result the Council wants her drug gone. The demons want her so that doesn't happen. Aiden is in charge of her protection.

Overall this is an interesting premise. Unfortunately, I had a really hard time connecting to these characters. Their actions seemed to be all over the minute they felt this certain way, the next minute they were doing a complete 180 with very little reason for the change. The thing is...I could have really enjoyed this story. I liked Aiden (for the most part) and I enjoyed the Cloak Warriors story. From the reviews I've read, I am thinking that my issues were definitely personal ones. Most people seem to really love this book.

While I didn't fall in love with this particular book in the series, the book had great action and suspense...and some seriously HOT Cloak Warriors. It should be a fun series to follow.

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