Posted in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Rachel Vincent, Shifters

Alpha Blog Tour! (and Giveaway)

If you’ve been following me for a while then you know just how much I LOVE Rachel Vincent’s Shifter series.

This coming week she will release her final installment to this beloved series with ALPHA.

I’ve already devoured Alpha through the lovely promotion done by NetGalley. You can read my review HERE. While I wasn’t a fan of the ending, because of the fact that it was ENDING, I really enjoyed Alpha.

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Rachel was so kind to add The Cozy Reader as a stop on her Alpha Blog Tour. Below she discusses the lovely and ever increasing in popularity, love triangles.

Rachel Vincent on Love Triangles

Love triangles. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t deny they’re a large presence in romance, as well as in genres which typically have heavy romance subplots, like my Shifters series. Now normally, I’m a path-not-taken kind of girl. So why, Rachel, you might be thinking, did you decide to take the Shifters series down the love-triangle path?

The simple answer is that I didn’t. Not originally.

I come to urban fantasy by way of horror and high fantasy, rather than through romance, so when I started Stray, I had no idea there were genre expectations for the romance subplot. And what little I may have intuited probably came through movie watching. I didn’t know that love triangles were a common “thing.” I didn’t know that romances were supposed to have happy endings. I didn’t know that what I was writing would eventually be shelved in the romance section of your local bookstore (if you’re in the US).

And I didn’t intend for the whole Marc/Jace thing to be a major focus of the books. So imagine my surprise now that “Who is she going to pick?” has become the question I’m asked most often. By far. You guys are really serious about this! 😉

So what did I intend? I intended for Faythe to have options. Choices. If you’ve read the series, you know that freedom and independence are two of the big themes. Faythe is a feminist living in a staunchly patriarchal society, and while her father is one of the more liberal Alphas, most of the others—even his allies—are not so eager to give the few women in their society such extreme freedoms of choice. Because they’re needed to repopulate the entire werecat species.

So it was really important to me for Faythe to know she has options, even if no one else recognizes that fact.

I’ve heard from a lot of people who seem to think that the love triangle aspect is the true fantasy element in my urban fantasy (Evidently the shape shifting doesn’t count!) because no one in real life could possibly have two such wonderful men interested in them. But that, I believe, is not true. I’ve known many people (and have, on occasion been one of them) who had romantic interest from more than one person at a time. How many people from your high school got more than one invitation to prom? How many girls (or guys) were secretly (or not so secretly) crushed on by their sig. other’s best friend? Or some stranger? How many junior high (or college girls) are in love with an entire string of boys they’ve never even spoken to?

Does everyone act on more than one interest at a time? Of course not. But some do. Even in real life. Especially at Faythe’s particular position in life.

By the end of the series, it’s easy to forget that Faythe is only twenty three years old. In the beginning, she’s stubborn and impulsive, fighting for her freedom before she really has the means to defend it. But a couple of books later, we have a better view of the society she grew up in and we come to understand that freedom isn’t just going to be handed to her. She’s going to have to fight for it, and fight she does. She takes on enormous responsibility and makes decisions knowing that someone’s going to die, no matter what she chooses. So it’s easy to forget that most people her age have no idea who they want to spend the rest of their lives with, and of those who have made that decision by twenty-three, more than half (in the US, at least) will later change their minds completely.

So let me pose a question (in good, clean fun) to all the Marc/Faythe/Jace skeptics out there, criticizing Faythe for “dragging” this out: do you think it would be responsible to make a decision of this magnitude—a life-long promise—without thoroughly exploring all of your options? Wouldn’t that be doing a disservice to both men involved? If you were Marc/Jace, would you want Faythe to commit to you without knowing for sure what she wants? Wouldn’t that be worse than taking the time to explore the issue properly?

Okay, that was more than one question, and since you can’t tell my tone from a type-written essay, let me assure you all that I’m smiling as I write this. I love all the discussion and dissenting opinions. 😉

That said, do I mind it if you prefer one guy over the other? No! I love that! I also love that the opinions so far are almost split down the middle. And I’m thoroughly amused by all the people who love one or the other the most because “he’s hotter.” I may be the writer, but you guys have some great imaginations! 😉

Thanks so much for having me Jessica!

Alpha Teaser

"Yeah. And if you try to stop her, she’ll ground you till your thirty." -from Alpha, pg 437

 

Giveaway

If you haven’t already pre-ordered your copy of Alpha yet, (why not!?!) then this is your chance to enter to receive a copy!

I’ll be making this an International Giveaway and order from The Book Depository, so please make sure your country is on their shipping list.

This giveaway has ended and the winner was been announced here.

Posted in Book Reviews, Rachel Vincent, Shifters

Early Review: Alpha (Shifter, Book 6) by Rachel Vincent

Alpha (Shifters Book 6) by Rachel Vincent480 pages, Mira, (2010-10-01)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)

Procurement

I helped promote Rachel’s bus tour in conjunction with NetGalley and Harlequin and received an early eARC.

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 4

Writing: 5

Originality: 4

Characters: 5

Romance: 4

Overall: 27/30 = 90% A

Cover/Title Bonus: 5

Overall

An okay ending to an absolutely awesome series I will forever miss and wonder about.

Rachel posted over at the Deadline Dames on why she’s bravely ending this awesome series.

Continue reading “Early Review: Alpha (Shifter, Book 6) by Rachel Vincent”

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First Line Friday: Alpha by Rachel Vincent

First Line Friday

“Are you sure about this?” Jace hesitated, one hand gripping a bare branch overhead, the other poised over his zipper.

 

And that’s JUST the beginning of this romp that is the last Shifters book from Rachel Vincent.

Another great big thank you to NetGalley, Rachel Vincent, and the lovely people at Harlequin.

Alpha (Shifters Book 6) by Rachel Vincent

480 pages

Mira, (2010-10-01)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)

Posted in NetGalley, OMG! I wantz it!, Rachel Vincent, Shifters

OMG! ALPHA by Rachel Vincent

I don’t know if you know how much I just LOVE NetGalley right now but OMG!

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I helped promote Rachel’s bus tour a month or two ago and the reward for doing that was an advance copy of ALPHA via ebook!!!!!

I just started reading it on my Kindle, and I’m dying of excitement. Oh Rachel how you tease us with this opening! I stopped reading it so I could post about it real quick. Check out my First Line Friday on, well, Friday for the first line of ALPHA. I’ve heard that Rachel released the first chapter of ALPHA so you may have already seen the first line but damn is it a good one.

Alpha (Shifters Book 6) by Rachel Vincent

480 pages

Mira, (2010-10-01)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)

Off to read this. I will probably get it done today or tonight! OMG!

Posted in Book Reviews, Rachel Vincent, Shifters

Review: Shift (Shifters, Book 5) by Rachel Vincent

Shift (Shifters, Book 5) by Rachel Vincent

441 pages, Adult Urban Fantasy

Mira (March 1, 2010)

$7.99 (Amazon, Paperback) $5.76 (Amazon, Kindle)

Procurement

I purchased this on Amazon.com. Thank you for shipping this one early!

My Grade

Plot: 4

Setting: 4

Writing: 4

Originality: 5

Characters: 4

Passion: 4

Overall: 25/30 = 83% = B

Cover/Title Bonus: 4

SPOILER ALERT!

I do  NOT put spoilers in my reviews; however, the SUMMARY and TRAILER are chock full of them! If you haven’t read PREY please do NOT read/watch those sections!

Summary (Amazon) (SPOILER!)

Being the first female werecat enforcer isn’t easy. Scars accumulate, but I’m stronger in so many ways.

As for my personal life? It’s complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother’s death and my father’s impeachment, it’s all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.

With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option….

First Line(s)

“You should leave. Now.” My father’s growl of warning resonated in some dark, primal part of me, and suddenly I craved torn flesh and fresh blood glistening in moonlight. Wave after wave of bloodlust crashed over me and I swayed beneath the onslaught, struggling to control it. We would have justice for (spoiler). But this was not the time. Not the place. – page 1, Shift by Rachel Vincent

Trailer (SPOILER!!!!)

Please watch at your own risk! If you haven’t read PREY do NOT watch this!

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Plot

Wow. I was impressed by the new happenings and the continued happenings. With that said, I found Shift to be anti-climatic. Yes, there was a high point to the story but it didn’t seem like the series advanced too much. It honestly felt like a filler episode such as a recap of Survivor on Thanksgiving night.

The things I wanted to see happen and be resolved didn’t happen. Instead I know they’ll happen in Alpha and that’s cool but I wanted them to happen now, in this book, or at least half way happen. Or something.

Setting

A lot happens on the Sander’s ranch. Then there’s a road trip to New Mexico and to the Malone territory. The thunderbird nest in NM was brilliantly described. I would be terrified to be in that place. Good grief!

Writing

I’m not sure what made Rachel veer off track so much. I’m not sure if she truly didn’t want this series to end or if she was looking for a new species to continue in a new series? I loved the adventure she sent them on but I honestly felt it was the wrong time to be doing it.

Or maybe she just had this brilliant idea to write about thunderbirds. It is a brilliant idea, loved it, just not in this spot of the series.

The outcome of this book only ensures that Faythe’s Pride has an upper hand when it comes time to war with the other prides. It also guarantees us that the rest of the unanswered topics will be addressed in Alpha because, oh boy, are there unanswered topics.

To Rachel

Rachel, I loved the plot of this book and I love your writing but I wanted MORE of what we had in Prey. I wanted heart ache and kick ass action. I wanted tension and a huge obstacle to overcome. Honestly I think you out did yourself in Prey and I’ll probably have a hard time ever reading something that was so perfectly written. I can honestly say that I can not wait for Alpha and I’m really wondering how you’ll pull it all off in only one more book.

Originality

Holy flying people Batman! Thunderbirds. How cool are they!? They were really cool. I loved them. They were truly unique and different and completely unexpected, which is a good thing but also a bad thing.

As I noted on above I felt like the series went a totally different direction once these guys were introduced. Instead of tackling the issue of the Pride war we sidestepped it to deal with these new creatures. The adventure was fun but it took away from my intense desire to embark on the war, the justice for You Know Who, and of course the huge tension triangle that is Faythe, Marc and Jace. I was truly disappointed that these issues were pushed to the side. Yes, they’ll make an awesome series ending book but I’m still disappointed.

Characters

The usual characters are present. The thunderbird adventure is taken by Faythe, Kaci, Marc and Jace, with Faythe, Marc and Jace being the most active.

Faythe has another encounter with tequila, which could have gone much worse and I honestly wished it would have. The “coming out” wasn’t as climatic as I’d hope it would be. It was actually predictable and I didn’t want it to be. Again, I’m back to hating that this wasn’t addressed fully. It was just skimmed over.

Passion

Yeah. Love triangle continues to build ever increasing tension between Faythe, Marc and Jace.

Also, I love showers and Faythe should take more showers. 😉

Don’t ask me who I think she should marry or crown mate of Alpha. I honestly couldn’t pick. I ❤ Marc because he’s Marc but I have a soft spot for Jace. He really steps it up in this book where Faythe is concerned.

Obviously this isn’t resolved in this book. Again, I’m totally and completely disappointed about that. It will be addressed in Alpha. It just has to be. I just hope no one dies and that Faythe is really, truly happy with her choice. I can’t imagine it to be an easy choice at all and I’m wondering what factors she’ll be weighting to make her decision. 😦

Overall

An awesome adventure with new and amazing thunderbird creatures; lacks in advancement to the series as a whole. It left me feeling incomplete. The ending was too tidy and left me wondering why I so wanted to read this book. The only thing, besides the awesome adventure, it did was ensure that all the other issues will be addressed in Alpha.

And why did it make Faythe seem so weak? She has way too many injuries in this book. Of course she’s not weak but damn, that girl must have gotten at least two crazy ass scars in this book!

Cover/Title Bonus

Amazing title and the cover is nice but Faythe never wears anything like the girl on the cover. Small detail but noticeable.

Series

If you haven’t read this series it really is an awesome series. Rachel is a fantastic writer and I can’t wait to see what she dishes out next!


Stray (Shifters) by Rachel Vincent

Rogue by Rachel Vincent

Pride (Shifters) by Rachel Vincent

Prey (Shifters) by Rachel Vincent

Shift (The Shifters, Book 5) by Rachel Vincent

Alpha 

Alpha (Shifters, Book 6) will release October 2010.

Have you read Shift yet? Link your review in the comments. I’m interested in reading others options.

Jess Sig

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Posted in Book Reviews, Must Read, Shifters, Vampires

Strange Angels & Betrayals by Lili St. Crow

I read Strange Angels by Lil St. Crow a while ago but I never did a formal review. I don’t know why sometimes I skip reviewing books but I do it sometimes.
Anyway, I LOVED Strange Angels

Summary

Dru Anderson has been “strange” for as long as she can remember. She travels from town to town with her father, hunting the things that go bump in the night and eat the unwary. It’s a weird life, but a good one–until it all explodes and a zombie busts into her new house.
Alone, terrified, and trapped in an icy town, Dru’s going to need every inch of her wit and training to stay alive. Can she trust the boy who is just a little too adult–and just happens to get bit by a werwulf? Or the strange blue-eyed boy who tells her she’s heir to a long-forgotten power? Can she even trust her own instincts?
Because Dru is not the first in her family to be killed by the darkness of the Real World. The monsters have decided to hunt back–and now Dru has to figure out who to trust, who to fight, and when to run. And not incidentally, she has to figure out how she’s going to get out of this alive.
And she has to do it by sundown, or it’s all over…

PROS

Dru. She’s awesome. She does not get a single break in this book. One thing after another is thrown at her. Sometimes she stays and fights and others she halls ass to get as far away from her obstacle as possible. She’s a teenager I’m thinking 16?
Graves. He’s a newly acquired friend and he shows up at just the perfect time. Boy did Dru need Graves as a friend. He’s slightly Asian, tall, in that not quite man not quite boy phase, and he is very versatile. He proves to be well worth the effort Dru goes to protect him.
Plot. It’s quite crazy but I seem to like off the wall silliness when it comes to paranormal. Basically Dru is unique and all unique things are wanted by someone at some point and that’s now for Dru.
Christophe. His character is quite the mysterious one but I find myself drawn to him and he seems to be a huge character in the book even though we don’t find out in book one, nor book two, exactly who he is.
I don’t really have any cons about this book. Dru curses a LOT in this book but I find it very genuine to her character. I was only bothered by it once or twice in the beginning but then got used to it.
The ending of this book was fantastic. It left me on the edge of my seat, wanting more. Maybe that’s why I didn’t review it! My brain was not capable of processing a review without more story! 😉
I’d rate Strange Angels as 5/5!

Trailer (it’s kinda spoilery!)


Betrayals was slightly better than Strange Angels. Why? ACTION! It’s completely action packed.
The story continues with Dru being sent to a boarding school for her kind. Of course there aren’t many of her kind so she’s surrounded by males of her kind and male wulfen.

PROS

Plot. There’s a mole in the school feeding info to the council or something and Dru is supposed to help figure out who it is. But it never fails: the shit hits the fan.
Dru. She grows quite a bit and I love seeing that. She’s nearly “bloomed”. She kicks some major ass in this book. She is developing relationships with both Graves and Christophe, which I’m thinking will get resolved in book three since it’s named Jealousy. She doesn’t seem to know which guy she likes more, and she seems to like each one for different reasons. It will be quite sad when it’s determined who wins her heart because I like both characters. 😦
Graves. Wow. He changes a ton. He grows up and becomes “Dom”. He’s always there to support Dru and even gets a little protective. He steps up to the plate quite a few times.
Christophe. There’s something fishy about him. He constantly calls Dru “my princess”. I think there’s more to him than we know and I can’t wait to find out what it is. He pulls out all kinds of stunts to help Dru out. I was very impressed by him.
Lili St. Crow doesn’t fail to impress me. The one thing I love most about her writing is that she’s real. Real as in she mentions the things most authors don’t. Such as the characters need to pee. Here’s a passage I marked while reading, it’s during an exchange between Dru and Christophe:
page 48 – 49

“There’s a lot of things you didn’t tell me.” I tried not to sound accusing. I was suddenly very aware of the tank top clinging to me and cool air touching exposed skin. My legs felt very long, very skinny, and pretty unshaved.

Hey, I wear jeans all the time. You couldn’t pay me to wax, and who has time to drag a razor over everything every day? When we’d lived below the Mason-Dixon I’d kept up with it, but moving up with the polar bears and finding out I was a lot deeper in the Real World than I’d ever guessed didn’t leave me with a lot of time for hair removal.

I thought I might make some time for now on, though. My cheeks were so hot I was amazed steam wasn’t rising off the skin.

“Dru.” He took two steps toward me, his boots crushing the carpet. “I didn’t have time for a lot niceties. You realize that, right?”

I crossed my arms over my chest. Jeez, it was cold in here all of a sudden. And had he always smelled this good? Was it a cologne? Eau de Christmas Pie? “I guess,” I said finally. There hadn’t exactly been time for a lot of note taking, but he still could have told me a few things.

See what I mean? She mentions unshaved legs and hints at hardening nipples. The detail she mentions with such ease creates a near perfect image of the scene. Love it!

CONS

I have to mention one thing I had a total déjà vu on. At the school, in the locker rooms there are these healing tubs set in the floor with “not water” liquid in them, a liquid that resembles paraffin wax but thinner or something. I know I’ve seen such things in a movie. It was in Wanted starring Angelina Jolie. So if you’ve seen that movie then you’ll be familiar with the healing tubs in Betrayals. I thought it was a very nice touch to the story but it seemed like a “used” idea.
I rate Betrayals as 5/5!

Series

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Betrayals: A Strange Angels Novel by Lili St. Crow


Jealousy: A Strange Angels Novel by Lili St. Crow

I can’t wait for Jealousy! I’m thinking it might be the last in the series but I hope not. 🙂 It will be released July 29, 2010 and it’s already available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

Connect with Lili St. Crow

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What do you think? Did you read either? Love them? Tell me about it!
Jess Sig

Posted in Ballsy Award, Book Reviews, Shifters, Vampires

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1) by Chloe Neill

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1) by Chloe Neil
NAL Trade (April 7, 2009), Paranormal Romance – Vampires
352 pages
$10.08 (Amazon.com, 10/28/09) & Kindle Edition ($9.99)
Some Girls Bite

Procurement

Chloe found my blog and contacted me about reviewing this title. I looked it up on Amazon.com and wondered why the hell I hadn’t read it already! The premise, title, and cover all looked wonderful. I was excited to receive her book for review.

My Grade

Plot: 5Ballsy Award
Setting: 5
Writing: 5
Originality: 5
Characters: 5
Passion: 4
Overall: 29/30 96% A
Cover/Title Bonus: 4
I’ve awarded this book a Ballsy Award! I’ve been meaning to make up this award but I’ve finally done it! Congrats Some Girls Bite!

Summary (Amazon.com):

First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student’s introduction into a society of vampires.
Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker—and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.
Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude— and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan’s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war—and there will be blood.

Read an excerpt of Chapter One!

Plot

Merit is a graduate student, walking through the campus very late at night. She’s attacked by a vampire who was intent on draining her dry only to be interrupted by two other vampires. The saviors knew she would die if she wasn’t changed, so one of them changed her, saving her "life".
Merit is returned home to her best friend Mallory, who is a vampire geek. Vampires are public in this story and they are gorgeous and have a following, so to say. Therefore Mallory is thrilled that her BFF is not only alive and well but a true vampire.
Merit is the daughter of a high political figure and she hates it. Merit is her last name, she does not go by her first name. She gets a crash course on the rules of being turned vampire. She is now part of a "house" of vampires and her house vampire master is who turned her, only master vamps are allowed to change people, and his name is Ethan Sullivan.
She must report to Ethan for her induction into the house. Things get super interesting after she meets Ethan.

Setting

Chicago, duh. 🙂 It’s very well set out. I felt apart of this town. I wasn’t confused by any street names or structures. Chloe depicted Chicago in a very familiar way by not making us feel like we were thrown in. Does that make sense? It’s not like Blue Bloods, where there’s an abundance of NYC street names. It flows very nicely.
The Cadogan House is a super huge estate that I want to live in. The cover image has a big house shown and it’s a good example of how I envisioned it.
There are a few outside scenes as well.
This book was written so well that it was envisioned perfectly, just like a movie film rolling through my head.

Writing

Chloe did an awesome job with this book. It flowed super well. There weren’t any gaps or misunderstanding. It’s written from Merit’s POV, which was perfect.
There was a certain amount of mystery to the story that gave it a purpose other than just introducing Merit to the Cadogan House vampires. I can’t wait to see what else happens in the next book!

Originality

I’ve read a ton of vampire books. I specifically enjoy strong female lead characters and Merit is anything if not strong. Therefore, it’s not the most original book on vampires that I’ve read’ however, it was so good with incorporating vampires, society, romance, setting, and dialogue that I’m not in the least experiencing a lack of originality.
The beginning of this book shows how strong I know this series is going to be. When Merit meets Ethan it’s pure shocking. You can feel the electricity and I want (need) to see how it all unfolds.

Characters

Merit is awesome. She has one wicked self esteem and her ultimate purpose is to be what and who she wants to be, damned if any one should get in her way. (Vampire master? No problem.) She didn’t take it well that her life was turned up side down in one, well two bites. She handles herself very well. She has balls. And I mean balls. This book is ballsy.
Mallory is a perfect best friend. She’s super nice and is there to help Merit no matter what. She and Catcher develop a very eager relationship. 😉
Ethan Sullivan is one hot master vampire. He’s pretty funny and I would love  to get inside his head! He has an ego and he’s a little appalled that Merit is who she is. She’s quite shocking at first. Again with the balls. 😉
We also meet Merit’s grandfather who was supposedly retired from the police department only to find out he’s the leader of the paranormal special forces.
Jeff works for Merit’s Grandfather. He’s a shifter of unknown animal origin, a computer geek, and a cutie. He’s super funny too.
Catcher also works for Merit’s Gpa and  is a disowned wizard of super awesome skill level. He and Mallory, once they meet, quickly fall for each other….hard. 🙂
There are plenty more minor/major characters as well.

Passion

I took one point off for this. I’m just a little upset that Merit is chasing tale and not chasing tale. I dunno. I wanted her to, you know, get some but she doesn’t seem to know what she wants and that sucks.
Catcher and Mallory’s relationship is red hot.

Overall

An awesome read. If you love vampires and strong female lead characters and egotistical men you’ll love this! I can not wait to read Friday Night Bites. I’m supposed to be getting a review copy and it will be devoured upon receipt.

Cover/Title Bonus

I don’t love the title but it’s catchy and cool. The cover is very good. The model is a good representation of Merit. The house in the back is a good pick for Cadogan House.

Series

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1) by Chloe Neill

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 2) by Chloe Neill

Twice Bitten

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 3) by Chloe Neill

Connect with Chloe Neill

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 line_separatorSo if you haven’t read this one yet, get a copy!  I have great faith that this series is going to rock!
Jess Sig
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Cover Art: Shift (Werecats, Book 5) by Rachel Vincent

Take a look at this beauty!

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Shift is Rachel’s 5th Werecats or Shifters series book. I believe the release date is March 2010.

It follows a very tragic and very emotional Prey. You can read my review of each book in this series.

Stray (Shifters, Book 1): My Review
Rogue (Shifters, Book 2): My Review
Pride (Shifters, Book 3): My Review
Prey (Shifters, Book 4): My Review

I can NOT wait to read this. Prey was superb and so much happened that I can not wait to see how it is all resolved. After Shift there’s one last book, Alpha, which I can assume someone is crowned Alpha.

Posted in Giveaway, Rachel Vincent, Shifters

NEW Winner! Prey (Werecats, Book 4) by Rachel Vincent

Prey (Werecats, Book 4) by Rachel Vincent
Mira (July 1, 2009)
400 pages (per Amazon.com)
$7.99 (Amazon.com; 06/25/09)

Nicole H. did not redeem her prize and I have ran the randomizer thing again and our new winner is:

Thanks to everyone for entering.

donnas please send me your shipping info so that I can place your order on Amazon.com for Prey: bookreviewsbyjess AT gmail DOT com You have until July 12th to email me or I’ll have to pick a new winner. I have your email so I’m going to go ahead and forward this to you too. Nicole did not leave an email. 😦

The series is as follows:

Stray (Shifters, Book 1): My Review
Rogue (Shifters, Book 2): My Review
Pride (Shifters, Book 3): My Review
Prey (Shifters, Book 4): My Review
Shift (Shifters, Book 5) coming March 2010
Alpha (Shifters, Book 6) coming October 2010

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