Hyde, an Urban Fantasy

  • Series: Hyde, Book I
Adult
Rated 5.00/5 based on 5 reviews
Honesty is impossible when you don't know the truth to begin with.

Mitchell Turner is everything women want most in a man--he's charismatic, successful, and undeniably gorgeous. But he's not a man--he's a monster. By venting his rage 24/7, Mitch keeps people out of the danger zone that surrounds him. But, after the most incredible night of his life, he realizes that might not be possible. More

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About Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart lives in Northern California with two of the most amazing children that the world has ever seen. She grew up reading Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Piers Anthony, and Agatha Christie, and spent far too much time studying Shakespeare in college.

But her writing took a turn to the more tortuously romantic side because of the influence of a few hardcore women like JR Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Nalini Singh, Charlaine Harris, and Janet Evanovich. Since she reads almost every genre, naturally, her writing reflects that. With every book, every story, you'll find elements of other genres--fantasy, mystery, romance, paranormal, suspense, YA, women's literature, all with a touch of humor because what doesn't kill us should make us laugh.

To find her on the web, please visit:

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Review by: S. Turner on Feb. 20, 2013 :
Background: Mitch was young when he discovered that he would turn out just like his father, a monster. Eden is in her twenties and isn't sure what is going on, she is sleepwalking and ending up in strange places, all of which seem to end up with Mitch. Together they realize that not all is as it seems.

Review: This adult read was amazing, straight from the beginning there is action and suspense and an eerie sense of learning about Mitch's affliction. Mitch seems to have his life together regardless and Eden is the polar opposite, she has no idea what is happening to her or why she is drawn to Mitch. I think this is why I enjoyed this read, the juxtaposition of the characters and their strange aliments. I found this a very interesting retelling/ progression of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story.

Mitch and Eden's strange relationship is interesting and fun. I was a little put off by the sharp ending and the lack of explanation in some parts of the plot- I can only hope that the next installment will fill those gaps.

This is an adult read with graphic sexual scenes- be aware.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: ANGIE J on Feb. 02, 2013 : (no rating)
I received this book from the author for a truthful review.


HOLY HELL PEOPLE!!! This book is AMAZING!! Ok so you prolly want more of an explanation right? You shall get one. First of all, I approached this author because in college I was loved my British Lit classes....yup I was an English Lit Concentration. The fact someone wrote a contemporary version of Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde made me want to read. I saw she wanted reviews and this book SCREAMED to my inner school nerd to read. I was thrilled she said yes and juggled my reading schedule to devour this book. You don't have to know or have read the original book at all because you will love this story.


Ok so the story and characters, ready and GO. Mitch (you better hope he likes you cuz only those he likes can call him that) is the biggest smartass, jackass, POS male around!!! His secretary Jolie is an total and utter bitch (GROWLING and when you read you will understand). Eden is a SAINT!! she wont cus, swear, or LIE...ever!!! Carter is Eden's "boyfriend" without the benefits who is sweet and kind but...something ain't right there.


The book begins with Eden waking up buck naked and VERY SORE all over *wink wink* and not with her boyfriend but a complete stranger!! Needless to say FREAK OUT!!! Well things keep happening and she stumbles in to Mitch's office who just happens to be the man who gave her the great "workout". Well they have a lot of great hateful banter back and forth which I completely enjoyed!!! Mitch has a big secret. His "Hyde" is a cold murdering man where Eden's "Hyde" is a total sex crazed woman!! The two begin to work together to help Eden control her "Hyde" and end up falling into bed for like 4 friggin days...uhm yes please can I try that kind of therapy please!!!


Throughout the story there is a mystery of "The Clinic" and you know they are involved with dosing and controlling Eden and Mitch without their knowing. Throughout the book there is also an investigation about who killed Mitch's sister, a chick at a bar and a drug dealer which allll is very important to the story.


I have to say, when I find a book I enjoy I scream it from the rooftops. This book is definitely one of those books. I cannot say enough about the book. When I am done with this review, I will be opening my nook to read Jekyll (Book 2) further messing up my book blog reading schedule but IT IS WORTH IT!!!!!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: ANGIE J on Feb. 02, 2013 :
I received this book from the author for a truthful review.


HOLY HELL PEOPLE!!! This book is AMAZING!! Ok so you prolly want more of an explanation right? You shall get one. First of all, I approached this author because in college I was loved my British Lit classes....yup I was an English Lit Concentration. The fact someone wrote a contemporary version of Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde made me want to read. I saw she wanted reviews and this book SCREAMED to my inner school nerd to read. I was thrilled she said yes and juggled my reading schedule to devour this book. You don't have to know or have read the original book at all because you will love this story.


Ok so the story and characters, ready and GO. Mitch (you better hope he likes you cuz only those he likes can call him that) is the biggest smartass, jackass, POS male around!!! His secretary Jolie is an total and utter bitch (GROWLING and when you read you will understand). Eden is a SAINT!! she wont cus, swear, or LIE...ever!!! Carter is Eden's "boyfriend" without the benefits who is sweet and kind but...something ain't right there.


The book begins with Eden waking up buck naked and VERY SORE all over *wink wink* and not with her boyfriend but a complete stranger!! Needless to say FREAK OUT!!! Well things keep happening and she stumbles in to Mitch's office who just happens to be the man who gave her the great "workout". Well they have a lot of great hateful banter back and forth which I completely enjoyed!!! Mitch has a big secret. His "Hyde" is a cold murdering man where Eden's "Hyde" is a total sex crazed woman!! The two begin to work together to help Eden control her "Hyde" and end up falling into bed for like 4 friggin days...uhm yes please can I try that kind of therapy please!!!


Throughout the story there is a mystery of "The Clinic" and you know they are involved with dosing and controlling Eden and Mitch without their knowing. Throughout the book there is also an investigation about who killed Mitch's sister, a chick at a bar and a drug dealer which allll is very important to the story.


I have to say, when I find a book I enjoy I scream it from the rooftops. This book is definitely one of those books. I cannot say enough about the book. When I am done with this review, I will be opening my nook to read Jekyll (Book 2) further messing up my book blog reading schedule but IT IS WORTH IT!!!!!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Maghon Thomas on Nov. 10, 2012 :
Sweet baby Jesus, this is a good one!! Ok, so what if you woke up, naked, with a HAWT HUNK OF MALE PIECE YOU DON’T KNOW!!! AND HAVE NO MEMORY OF GETTING THERE!! Giggle well, I’d probably revel in that HAWT male piece, but this is literally how the story begins!! And it GETS BETTER!! So I gotta say, this is a fantastic spin on the Jekyll and Hyde story!

Eden is a girl with a troubled past and even more troubled future as she is just trying to figure out how her life is spiraling out of control- again. She had this sleep walking issue as a child and it’s come back but way worse. And Mitchell knows his issue but now he’s thinking he’s done the unspeakable! It’s a fantastic little mystery unfolding!

the writing is fantastic. It’ll suck you right in from the first word and have you guessing like a crazy person trying to win a game show! And there’s this “other” POV and I’m pretty sure you’ll be stunned at their involvements! And you’ll never guess how it all turns out!! But sorry, no spoilers the characters had me wanting to hug them and sometimes slap them and a lot of times stare in lust!! LOL

I don’t think there’s much to say other than READ THIS BOOK! It’s fascinating and it makes you think if this could happen. Mental illnesses are very similar to some of these “symptoms” and the “medicine”… Yeah you get my point. And I LOVE the self warring! Both characters have such horrible pasts that they literally are their own worst enemies! Sometimes that can be more annoying than anything, but I really liked this situation just trust me, if you’ve ever liked the Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde story, you’ll really like this one, but we’ll keep this one for the more adult audience

I’m so glad there’s going to be more, a series, so gimme gimme!! 5 PAWS! Loved it!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Angie Lenkevich on Aug. 29, 2012 :
Mitchell Turner never Mitch has a deep dark secret. He turns into a monster once a month and can do nothing to stop it. He's a life coach that does speaking engagements all over the world. His faithful and reliable assistant Jolie Cabot keeps Mitchell on schedule among other things like keeping him drugged with a serum to keep who he calls Hyde in check. Mitch has a wild night of sex with a hot chick and wonders when he can see her again. Only to find out, she is freaking out that she's in bed with a stranger and doesn't remember having sex withMitch at all. She claims that she was sleepwalking which pisses Mitch off. Eden Colfax is freaking out and can't explain her behavior at all. Eden also has a secret she turns into a monster and doesn't know why. Eden keeps ending up at Mitch's doorstep after Chastity has been let out. Mitch is fit to be tied by Eden's actions yet he can't deny that there is something between them. Jolie is angry and jealous of Eden yet wants to find a way to elimate the competition. Eden's best friend Carter wants a relationship with Eden that is more than friendship. Eden only thinks of Carter as a friend. Jolie is being threatened by her bosses to make sure that Eden and Mitch get together on their own or they'll step in. Who are Jolie's other bosses? Can Mitch accept Hyde? Can Eden accept Chastity? Will Mitch and Eden get together? What about Jolie and Carter? Your answers await you in Hyde.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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