REVIEW: My Haven, My Midnight (The Cynn Cruors Bloodline Series Book 5) – Isobelle Cate

My Haven, My Midnight Book Cover My Haven, My Midnight
The Cynn Cruors Bloodline Series Book 5
Isobelle Cate
Gothic Fantasy Erotica/Contemporary Urban Fiction
Independently Published
March 7, 2017

An enchanting damsel in distress…and the sexy immortal that longs to claim her.

For Amaryllis Hart, it’s just one thing after the other. After escaping an abusive uncle, she finds herself working for Jack Crawley, a sinister human who betrays her and sells her without hesitation to the evil shape-shifting Scatha Cruors—a fine way to repay her for being his most trusted lieutenant (and source of mind-blowing sex) all these years. All of a sudden, she’s tossed into a world she can’t believe exists: the Scatha battling the heroic vampire/werewolf hybrids known as the Cynn Cruors … and thrown into the arms of one such immortal who steals her heart.

Colin Butler and Craig Shaw, both Cynn Cruors, return to Leeds abruptly after a secret Colin has been keeping for centuries resurfaces to haunt him. Could it be his long lost little brother, with whom he watched his parents brutally murdered centuries ago, is alive and working with the vile Scatha Cruors? Colin must come face to face with his past, and his future—Amaryllis, the violet-eyed beauty he longs to do more for than just rescue. She makes his blood curdle with desire…and she heals his soul. Unbearable tensions mount as Colin and Amaryllis embark on a passionately hot love affair they can’t resist. But when Dac Valerian and Herod D’Argyl—two of the Scatha Cruors’ most dangerous leaders—turn up in Leeds, Colin has to make the hardest decision of his life: walk away from his past, or avenge the brutality bestowed on his family and lose the woman he loves—forever.

***CONTENT WARNING: This story contains adult language and sexual situations and intended for audiences 18+ ONLY***

Reviewed By Aethena Drake

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team


This story starts with an emotional scene that occurs in Scotland in the 1700’s. This scene reveals the history of some of the supernatural individuals in this book who are not your typical vampires and werewolves. They have the usual aversions to sunlight and silver, but they are primarily portrayed as an ancient race with paranormal abilities and long lives. The Cynn Cruor bloodline is in perpetual conflict with the Scatha Cruors. Both races feel the compulsion to fuel their hungers during the full moon, and the hunger isn’t always just for blood. This compulsion is the reason for a well deserved mature rating.


The story has a few plot lines. The core plot line involves the connection between a Scatha Cruor, Max Greene, and Colin Butler the main character who is a Cynn Cruor. Amaryllis Hart finds herself in peril which forces a confrontation between Max and Colin that reveals some interesting secrets. The conflict between Max and Colin creates emotional tension throughout the story, and the secret behind their animosity kept me turning the pages looking for answers. Their mutual appreciation for Amaryllis added an extra bite to the story.


The cast of characters was expansive. I was challenged to keep track of everyone in this book. Although I read this book as a stand alone, I suspect I would learn more if I read the entire series. The author does a good job of making references to how each character fits into the story without reading the previous volumes, but I was curious about the backstory of Seth who befriends Amaryllis. I would also like to get to know Amaryllis a bit better, and I suspect that we will see more of her parkour skills in future books as she becomes a part of the Cynn Cruor family.


I recommend this book if you enjoy an erotic paranormal story with a healthy dose of historical romance and a happy for now ending.


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