REVIEW: Midnight’s Paradox: A Paranormal Romance Vampire Werewolf Hybrid Series (The Cynn Cruors Bloodline Series Book 6) – Isobelle Cate

Midnight's Paradox Book Cover Midnight's Paradox
A Paranormal Romance Vampire Werewolf Hybrid Series (The Cynn Cruors Bloodline Series Book 6)
Isobelle Cate
Paranormal Romance/Shifters/Gothic/Mythology
Independently Published
August 29, 2016

It begins in an ancient castle, impulsive hot stranger sex and leads to a world she never believed existed.

In Isobelle Cate’s SIXTH paranormal romance, it's been hundreds of years since immortal Cynn Cruor warrior Blake Strachen buried what little was left of his family. And it's been three years since his last unsuccessful raid on his nemesis Dac Valerian. Enemies are still at large. Too much is left unfinished.

Restless, Blake is wandering through the deserted streets of Edinburgh in the early morning hours when he encounters the ghost of a woman, a witch hung centuries ago, who speaks cryptically of "the sins of the father”. But before he can ask her what she means, she disappears with the first light of dawn. Dawn means that Blake--a vampire-werewolf-human hybrid--must find shelter, and he stumbles into the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle before visiting hours. But he's not alone...

Phoebe Ruth has come to work early at the old castle when she notices the dark shadow of a man handling a relic sword with surprising ease. A powerful and disturbingly attractive man. Sparks ignite immediately, the two strangers wordlessly embracing with an uncontrollable passion neither of them understands... But just like that, Blake disappears. All day, like a stereo needle skipping over a vinyl scratch, Phoebe replays the steamy sexual encounter of the early morning--the hunger that threatened to devour her. Was it just an arousing dream? But when Blake rescues Phoebe from an assault by thugs in the cemetery, each becomes enraptured by the other. Forever.

Phoebe has read of the Cynn Cruors in her father’s journal and believes they're only the ravings of a grief-stricken man after losing his wife. But after several chance encounters, she begins to realize that the Cynn Cruors' world is as real as the dark stranger's bonfire of burning kisses. Both Phoebe and Blake have sordid pasts to sort through. And these chance encounters inexplicably link the two lovers together in more ways than one...

This haunting love story will appeal to romance readers who love a hot steamy erotica series with a paranormal element-- supernatural shifters, werewolf romance, and vampire romance (it's got all of that!) –and plenty of explicit sex.
***CONTENT WARNING: This story contains adult language and sexual situations and is intended for audiences 18+ ONLY. ***

Reviewed by Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team


Another exciting addition to an exciting series. Blake Strachan’s mother grew up with money but she fell in love and gave herself to the man she believed would always be there for her, unfortunately when Blake was born, he was gone and her family disowned her. Blake and his mother struggled to put food on the table and keep their tiny room warm and then at age eleven his mother died and he watched as her body was laid to rest. Now alone standing in the cemetery he comes face to face with a man named Finn Qualtrough revealing to him that he is a Cynn Cruor warrior and he has a new life waiting for him. That was in Edinburg, Scotland 1859 and now after centuries of being a Cynn Cruor Immortal, a vampire-werewolf-human hybrid he has left to go in search of his father and find answers. When his brethren discover what he is and who his father is there is no doubt they will turn against him.


Alone he returns to Edinburgh, the one place he thought he would never come back to. His life has led him back and his return will once again have a dramatic effect on his life. While hiding from the sun he finds himself in the Great Hall of Edinburg Castle where he comes face to face with Phoebe Ruth. There was an instant attraction and without so much as knowing each other’s name they find themselves locking lips and wanting to go further but Blake disappeared before her eyes leaving her wanting to reconnect with him but unable to know how. It was after she was attacked that Blake once again appeared and came to her rescue and once again disappeared.


Phoebe was living a very normal life until she met Blake and found out that there was more than just an attraction, they actually belonged to the same world and she would discover that Blake wasn’t the only one with secrets in their past. Blake’s search for answers and his father led to discoveries he never could have expected and his feelings for Phoebe grow but his secret makes it impossible for him to offer her a future.


The war between the Cynn cruor and the Scatha Cruor is still going strong and Blake and Phoebe have to find where they belong in this war will Blake stay with the Cynn Cruor, will he be accepted and if he goes back will he take Phoebe with him. This book like the others is filled with action, sex, violence and amazing characters and I did not read all the books in this series but that did not affect my enjoyment of every book I did read.


Sex, violence, betrayals, amazing characters happy moments and sad moments this book and series has it all.

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