Cronin’s Key by N.R. Walker ~ Book Review by Teresa

Cronins-KeyTitle: Cronin’s Key

Author: N.R. Walker

Publisher: Self Published

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Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/13/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Action/Adventure, M/M Romance, Paranormal


NYPD Detective Alec MacAidan has always been good with weird. After all, his life has been a string of the unexplainable. But when an injured man gives him cryptic clues, then turns to dust in front of him, Alec’s view on weird is changed forever.

Cronin, a vampire Elder, has spent the last thousand years waiting for Alec. He’d been told his fated one would be a man wielding a shield, but he didn’t expect him to be human, and he certainly didn’t expect that shield to be a police badge.

Both men, strong-willed and stubborn, are still learning how to cope with the push and pull of being fated, when fate throws them another curveball.

Rumors have spread quickly of turmoil in Egypt. Covens are fleeing with news of a vampire who has a talent like no other, hell-bent on unleashing the wrath of Death.

Alec and Cronin are thrown into a world of weird Alec cannot imagine. What he learned in school of ancient pharaohs and Egyptian gods was far from the truth. Instead, he finds out firsthand that history isn’t always what it seems.

My View:

N.R. Walker ventures in to the realm of the paranormal with vampires in Cronin’s Key. I really enjoyed her contribution to this genre. Her vampires weren’t sparkly but they also weren’t evil monsters – well not all of them were at any rate.

I enjoyed Alec’s humor and his fortitude. He was thrown into a crazy situation and handled it well. I liked Cronin and his fellow elders. They were elegant but ruthless. I also liked the slow burn between Alec and Cronin. I appreciated that they struggled with the fated-mates thing and that their feelings toward each other were given a chance to be more.

I loved the Ancient Egypt history twists and the vampire histories. The action was interesting and the whole plot was very blockbuster-esque. I love when I can lose myself in the book as if I am watching a movie.

I am looking forward to book two!


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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5 thoughts on “Cronin’s Key by N.R. Walker ~ Book Review by Teresa

  1. I too look forward to the second book, I’m normally not a big vampire fan but i had to read Cronin’s Key because NR Walker:) Do i need to say more LOL. I loved it and now i’m hooked, bring on the second book (it’s releasing this week Yeah)

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