Blood of the Pride



[PDF / Epub] ✍ Blood of the Pride ☁ Sheryl Nantus – E17streets4all.co.uk When a severed rabbit s paw is delivered to her office, outcast cat shifter Rebecca Desjardin recognizes the summons home One of their own has been murdered and a shocking photo published in a local t When a severed rabbit s paw is delivered to her office, outcast cat shifter Rebecca Desjardin recognizes the summons home One of their own has been murdered and a shocking photo published in a local tabloid and her Pride needs Rebecca, now a private investigator, to track down the killerInvestigative reporter Brandon Hanover wants to Blood of MOBI :ò find out who slipped the photo of the half shifted cat woman under his door, marking him as a suspect in her death Determined to stay one step ahead of the sexy journalist, Rebecca reluctantly agrees to partner with him to find the real murderer But as their mutual attraction heats up, Rebecca finds it harder and harder to keep Brandon from discovering the existence of the shifter society and her own true natureWhen the search leads them back to the Pride, Rebecca must attempt to Change for the first time in years to face the killer, and save the man she loves.Blood of the Pride

Sheryl Nantus is an award winning romance writer published by Entangled, St Martin s, and Harlequin s Carina PressWhen she s not writing about hunky heroes, she is sipping tea, playing board games and writing haikuA total fangirl at heart, she met her husband through an online fanfiction community and currently lives in Pennsylvania.

Blood of the Pride eBook ï Blood of  MOBI :ò
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 286 pages
  • Blood of the Pride
  • Sheryl Nantus
  • English
  • 14 January 2019
  • 0373002092

10 thoughts on “Blood of the Pride

  1. says:

    I m being generous with the 2 stars because I m not sure I think it has something to do with breaking my diet and making brookies I m on a brownie cookie high right now and that means I m loving everyone It s a good time to ask me for a favor.Oh yeah, I m happier than a fat baby at a boob convention.But, let me tell you, this book is awful Just horrible Like, you will wonder what the hell you were thinking when you read it It s the stuff of reader nightmares Insta love, unrealistic e I m being generous with the 2 stars because I m not sure I think it has something to do with breaking my diet and making brookies I m on a brownie cookie high right now and that means I m loving everyone It s a good time to ask me for a favor.Oh yeah, I m happier than a fat baby at a boob convention.But, let me tell you, this book is awful Just horrible Like, you will wonder what the hell you were thinking when you read it It s the stuff of reader nightmares Insta love, unrealistic everything, unlikable characters, stilted and awkward dialogue I think my kids wrote better fiction than this when they were in grade school I homeschooled them, and let s just say that every story they wrote had the same sentence at the end then everyone died The end My kids were so ahead of their time.Still, because of brookies, I m giving it 2 stars I d even read it again for cheesecake Well, maybe It would have to be that Godiva cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory Have you ever had that Chocolate lover s wet dream

  2. says:

    I guess it s kinda ironic that a purely cat person can t find a book to like when dealing with cat shifters I found Stray an ok book that never convinced me to keep going on with the series And I definitely disliked Blood of the Pride.In both cases the heroine is the culprit But here, to the heroine s faults, you can add a poor rich boy hero who s evenannoying I found them both unreal and lacking coherence When she was a teen she was severely beaten and thrown into the street with not I guess it s kinda ironic that a purely cat person can t find a book to like when dealing with cat shifters I found Stray an ok book that never convinced me to keep going on with the series And I definitely disliked Blood of the Pride.In both cases the heroine is the culprit But here, to the heroine s faults, you can add a poor rich boy hero who s evenannoying I found them both unreal and lacking coherence When she was a teen she was severely beaten and thrown into the street with nothing but what she was wearing Twenty years later the same people that did this summons her She literally runs to them No explanation given She does go and she agrees to help them Again no explanation given She s a PI, how she came to be is unknown Why she came to be is unknown How she can be one is a mystery She s bullied by the shifters, manipulated and blackmailed by the journalist in a move so predictable she looksthan naive she s dumb or a deus ex machina move She blabbers the secret she is supposed to keep from him in a heartbeat She stops thinking the moment she scents him They end up in bed by day two According to the blurb he is an investigative journalist Nope, sorry he s worse than a tabloid one He works for one of those rags who deals with aliens and the like He s a rich guy who, after one sad experience for the other people involved , decided to change his life And of course, logically, went from journalist to rag writer WTF Sure, logical and believable He moves from annoying to near forgetting bland But then I m not able to remember either leading characters There were some moments that I wasn t sure what was going on she suffers from headaches and pains and you don t understand why They are not related to the story, or not all or always And you wonder why exactly they are there on the page The flirting was awkward to read And the mystery held no suspense or sense of dangers Sorry, it was all a clusterfuck for me If you want to check a different opinion, here s Jenn s four star one

  3. says:

    23 July 2015 1.99 on Kindle1 January 2015 2.99 on Kindle 23 July 2015 1.99 on Kindle1 January 2015 2.99 on Kindle

  4. says:

    This is the first book in an interesting new series by long time author Sheryl Nantus Book 2 Claws Bared will be out on January 21st.Rebecca is a cat shifter, and she is an unusual one at that She is also a PI, and has just gotten a summons of a severed rabbit foot calling her back home to her Pride The same Pride that kicked her out so many years ago.Another Pride mate has been murdered and an investigative reporter is spreading evidence around that cat people may exist Now that Rebecc This is the first book in an interesting new series by long time author Sheryl Nantus Book 2 Claws Bared will be out on January 21st.Rebecca is a cat shifter, and she is an unusual one at that She is also a PI, and has just gotten a summons of a severed rabbit foot calling her back home to her Pride The same Pride that kicked her out so many years ago.Another Pride mate has been murdered and an investigative reporter is spreading evidence around that cat people may exist Now that Rebecca has to investigate this murder for her old, Pride she decides to go to the source of the photo and she soon finds herself smitten with this sexy journalist Therefore, they decide to investigate together.This was quite the interesting book in that the author really takes her time in setting up the world so that there will be no questions asked by the readers I really appreciated the time and effort this took Ms Nantus It made it much easier for me to lose myself in the story and really understand everything that was happening.The characters are well written and defined The use of Toronto as a home base is a slightly different one and is quite interesting for us south of the boarder The story and mystery isn t too complicated, but just enough to keep you guessing for a while There is at least on sort of red herring thrown in to keep you off kilter.Some may be tempted to classify this as a romance, but romance takes a back seat to all of the investigating and action that fills these pages In fact, on the one occasion that Rebecca and Bran DO get together, it is not written using explicit language or descriptions This was a pleasant shift away from so many of these types of books that put so much emphasis on the sex even though they are touted as action suspense books Some of these books come off aserotica with the adventure taking a back seat Not so with this novel Yes you do get romance, it just isn t an in your face type of romance

  5. says:

    The beginning moved too slow, and I didn t feel as if the book would ever pick up I couldn t relate to the main heroine either.

  6. says:

    Urban fantasy and paranormal romance at its best, wrapped up in a right proper whodunit I came across the Blood of the Pride books by Sheryl Nantus researching comp titles for the first novel of my own series featuring an adult female werecat Navy career in ruins and her Affliction exposed, my protagonist must go underground to foil a plot to kidnap her family and frame the human lover she leaves behind Halfway through Nantus series opener her hard boiled Toronto PI Rebecca Desjardin had me Urban fantasy and paranormal romance at its best, wrapped up in a right proper whodunit I came across the Blood of the Pride books by Sheryl Nantus researching comp titles for the first novel of my own series featuring an adult female werecat Navy career in ruins and her Affliction exposed, my protagonist must go underground to foil a plot to kidnap her family and frame the human lover she leaves behind Halfway through Nantus series opener her hard boiled Toronto PI Rebecca Desjardin had me hopelessly snared, just like the rabbit from her first Hunt A lot has already been said about Nantus intricate world building, vivid setting, endearing characterizations and how Reb and Bran slowly but surely come to complement each other These alone make for a captivating read but, to my mind, a higher theme sets this book apart Reb and Bran exemplify the importance of acceptance of whatever circumstances one finds oneself in, of circumstances of those around them A challenge to embrace the whirlwind of change swirling around us all with grace, openness and the thrill of discovery instead of fear, suspicion, and a closed mind Reb will never get back her decades of forced exile from her own people and the bitter fruits of Jess shortsightedness are certain to haunt her to her dying day But each has given the other gifts of compassion, empathy, and dare I say forgiveness No reason not to given a grieving widower does just that after Reb and Bran track down his wife s killer and, with help from their Pride, leads his children to do likewise Jess and Reb too come to treasure one another, though I think both of these Tough Ol Broads would rather be boiled in oil than to say it out loud They accept their new realities with grace and poise Jess to possibilities she never dreamed existed and Reb in her own tiny Pride with Bran and Jazz, separate from the Family though an outcast no longer.My excitement never waned through the book Highly recommended, giving this reader what I believe the best of both urban fantasy and paranormal romance wrapped up into a right proper whodunit

  7. says:

    This was a good read Granted, I m not heavily familiar with this genre, but I liked most of the characters and found myself eager to find out the ending I wouldn t mind rereading this book If you like werecats and mystery, then try out this book A

  8. says:

    Funny, good plot and background To read when you are in need of some book to enjoy without not so much thinking.

  9. says:

    Decent writing, interesting premise, but a few flaws.Onwhere I originally posted this review, right after finishing the e book , I gave it 4 stars, for 3.5 to 3.75 rounded up.A number of my favorite authors write urban fantasy and or paranormal romance Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Eileen Wilks, Nalini Singh, et al This falls about in the middle, though if you re specifically looking for detailed sexy times, look elsewhere this one is basically fade to black That s not usually a Decent writing, interesting premise, but a few flaws.Onwhere I originally posted this review, right after finishing the e book , I gave it 4 stars, for 3.5 to 3.75 rounded up.A number of my favorite authors write urban fantasy and or paranormal romance Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Eileen Wilks, Nalini Singh, et al This falls about in the middle, though if you re specifically looking for detailed sexy times, look elsewhere this one is basically fade to black That s not usually a negative for me, though honestly, given the lead characters general attitude and dialogue, I was a little surprised.The relationship seems to develop a bit hastily, from her merely being annoyed by the distraction of her sexual attraction to him, to trusting him a reporter with a full reveal of the secret she d been raised to protect above all else, at all costs Yes, he d begun to suspect, but it s such a crazy idea that surely she had other options if only to protect him from the elimination she just barely convinces the Pride leader not to carry out.As for her semi former Pride, it s shown as having a very rigid and extreme set of restrictions, driven by secrecy, and enforced by violence She has some warm childhood memories, but they re outweighed by the cruelty of how she was cast out at only fifteen.N.B., at first I wasn t clear on what kind or kinds of cats they Change into, especially given the kittens in the nursery cribs, but it was eventually stated that adult Felis become the feline version of the classic horror movie wolfman something like Curran s Warrior form in the Kate Daniels stories.When she realizes who killed the Felis wife mother schoolteacher whose death she and Bran are investigating fairly realistically if a bit superficially depicted, BTW, with speaking to family and contacts, internet searches, visiting the crime scene, and since she s Felis sniffing , it becomes clear that all the Felis will have to re evaluate some of their longtime assumptions and ways, which hopefully will be interesting to see play out in future volumes of the series.The writing is mainly fairly smooth and well edited, though it didn t have any passages so perfectly crafted that I had to stop and reread them just to appreciate the author s imagery or emotion, but that d just be what tips a 4.5 to a 5.However, there was one shortcoming that an editor should ve caught redundant body language Too many times, a character not always the same one, so you d say that it s a trait of that particular individual would touch, tap, or rub the tip or side of their nose It became noticeable, and I wasn t always even certain what emotion it was meant to convey at times uncertainty, or confidentiality, orAlso, if she s living on ramen noodles and canned tuna finding evidence on cheating spouses, locating the occasional runaway teen, etc., doesn t pay that well , shouldn t she beupset about having to throw out clothes and bedding damaged by blood and or odors too unpleasant for her sensitive nose, not to mention the issue of whether she ll get paid for the destruction ofof her property I have to confess, though, that the element that bugged me the most was something most readers would probably consider a trivial one In a number of scenes, mention is made of claws painfully cutting their way out at between the knuckles and leaving visible marks to show when that partial transformation has occurred Given how quickly the full transformation can take place, and how little pain the shifting of bones and muscles seems to cause again, see the scene with the Felis kittens that seems inconsistent Worse, as much as I can enjoy Hugh Jackman s Wolverine, his type of claws make no anatomical sense A cat s retractable claws are nails, made of keratin just like ours not of bone , and hinged not shrinking growing in their own openings no skin needs to be cut and re cut I guess on a human hand, they would have to grow, but it d just be a thickening of the nails, hardening and extending beyond the fingertips and partly closing said hand would be the last thing you should do to use them they wouldn t stick up out like brass knuckles, for heaven s sake Declawing involves removing the first joint of each toe, BTW so don t make your pets endure this lifelong handicap just for the sake of some furniture Okay, rant over In short, it s a pretty good story, with pretty well developed and appealing lead characters I do plan to continue with the series, but I doubt it ll ever be among the names I recommend to everyone

  10. says:

    About 3.5, maybe 3.75 Decent writing, interesting premise, but a few flawsA number of my favorite authors write urban fantasy and or paranormal romance Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Eileen Wilks, Nalini Singh, et al This falls about in the middle, though if you re specifically looking for detailed sexy times, look elsewhere this one is basically fade to black That s not really a negative for me, though honestly, given the lead characters general attitude and dialogue, I was a little sur About 3.5, maybe 3.75 Decent writing, interesting premise, but a few flawsA number of my favorite authors write urban fantasy and or paranormal romance Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Eileen Wilks, Nalini Singh, et al This falls about in the middle, though if you re specifically looking for detailed sexy times, look elsewhere this one is basically fade to black That s not really a negative for me, though honestly, given the lead characters general attitude and dialogue, I was a little surprised.The relationship seems to develop a bit hastily, from her merely being annoyed by the distraction of her sexual attraction to him, to trusting him a reporter with a full reveal of the secret she d been raised to protect above all else, at all costs Yes, he d begun to suspect, but it s such a crazy idea that surely she had other options if only to protect him from the elimination she just barely convinces the Pride leader not to carry out.As for her semi former Pride, it s shown as having a very rigid and extreme set of restrictions, driven by secrecy, and enforced by violence She has some warm childhood memories, but they re outweighed by the cruelty of how she was cast out at only fifteen.N.B., at first I wasn t clear on what kind or kinds of cats they Change into, especially given the kittens in the nursery cribs, but it was eventually stated that adult Felis become the feline version of the classic horror movie wolfman something like Curran s Warrior form in the Kate Daniels stories.When she realizes who killed the Felis wife mother schoolteacher whose death she and Bran are investigating fairly realistically if a bit superficially depicted, BTW, with speaking to family and contacts, internet searches, visiting the crime scene, and since she s Felis sniffing , it becomes clear that all the Felis will have to re evaluate some of their longtime assumptions and ways, which hopefully will be interesting to see play out in future volumes of the series.The writing is mainly fairly smooth and well edited, though it didn t have any passages so perfectly crafted that I had to stop and reread them just to appreciate the author s imagery or emotion, but that d just be what tips a 4.5 to a 5.However, there was one shortcoming that an editor should ve caught redundant body language Too many times, a character not always the same one, so you d say that it s a trait of that particular individual would touch, tap, or rub the tip or side of their nose It became noticeable, and I wasn t always even certain what emotion it was meant to convey at times uncertainty, or confidentiality, orAlso, if she s living on ramen noodles and canned tuna finding evidence on cheating spouses, locating the occasional runaway teen, etc., doesn t pay that well , shouldn t she beupset about having to throw out clothes and bedding damaged by blood and or odors too unpleasant for her sensitive nose, not to mention the issue of whether she ll get paid for the destruction ofof her property I have to confess, though, that the element that bugged me the most was something most readers would probably consider a trivial one In a number of scenes, mention is made of claws painfully cutting their way out at between the knuckles and leaving visible marks to show when that partial transformation has occurred Given how quickly the full transformation can take place, and how little pain the shifting of bones and muscles seems to cause again, see the scene with the Felis kittens that seems inconsistent Worse, as much as I can enjoy Hugh Jackman s Wolverine, his type of claws make no anatomical sense A cat s retractable claws are nails, made of keratin just like ours not of bone , and hinged not shrinking growing in their own openings no skin needs to be cut and re cut I guess on a human hand, they would have to grow, but it d just be a thickening of the nails, hardening and extending beyond the fingertips and partly closing said hand would be the last thing you should do to use them they wouldn t stick up out like brass knuckles, for heaven s sake Declawing involves removing the first joint of each toe, BTW so don t make your pets endure this lifelong handicap just for the sake of some furniture Okay, rant over In short, it s a pretty good story, with pretty well developed and appealing lead characters I do plan to continue with the series, but I doubt it ll ever be among the names I recommend to everyone

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