Thursday, July 11, 2013

VBT: Hunted by Ellie Ferguson ~ Review and Giveaway




BLURB:

When Meg Finley’s parents died, the authorities classified it as a double suicide. Alone, hurting and suddenly the object of the clan’s alpha's desire, her life was a nightmare. He didn’t care that she was grieving any more than he cared that she was only fifteen. So she’d run and she’d been running ever since. But now, years later, her luck’s run out. The alpha’s trackers have found her and they’re under orders to bring her back, no matter what.

Without warning, Meg finds herself in a game of cat and mouse with the trackers in a downtown Dallas parking garage. She’s learned a lot over the years but, without help, it might not be enough to escape a fate she knows will be worse than death. What she didn’t expect was that help would come from the local clan leader. But would he turn out to be her savior or something else, something much more dangerous?






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Excerpt:

I turned my attention to my host, relieved my brain was finally starting to work. He’d moved across the small kitchen and, with his back to me, was staring out the window over the sink. Watching him, my jaguar stirred--as did a lust I’d not felt in a very long while--and I swallowed hard. Long muscular legs led up to one of the finest examples of a male ass that I had seen in a very long time. They led up to a narrow waist and broad shoulders. Then he turned and I fought the urge to lick my lips.

Oh... my.

My jaguar was so close to the surface, I was surprised to look down at my hands and not see the shift starting. I’d felt drawn to other males of our kind before. There were too few of us for our animals not to be attracted to one another. But this was different. Never before had that pull been so strong. If I had to guess, my cat not only recognized his shifted form but she was willing to admit his dominance and that was something she had never done before.

No, that wasn’t quite right. It wasn’t that she recognized his dominance. She recognized him as her equal and that was--interesting. It was also a complication I didn’t need. Nor did I need him guessing what was going through my head. That would be more than embarrassing.



About the Author:

I’m older than 20 and younger than death and that’s all you’ll get from me about my age. After all, it’s not polite to ask a woman how old she is. I’m a mother, a daughter and was a wife. I’ve spent most of my life in the South and love to travel. The only problem with that is my dog always thinks I’ve abandoned him when I do and it takes weeks to reassure the poor thing and my cat resents the fact I came back before he could figure out a way to kill the dog and hide the body. My house is haunted — it is, really. I swear it. What else explains the table that plays music and the light that comes on by itself? — but it’s mine and I love it. Okay, I’m a little strange. But that makes life interesting.


If you enjoyed Hunted, please check out my other titles available through Naked Reader Press:

Free Surprise in Every Box (short story)

All she wanted was her morning coffee and sugar laden cereal. That's all. Was it too much to ask? Instead, she gets the surprise of her life and a new appreciation for the thickest phone book she could find.

Predator or Prey (short story)

Every teacher has had that one student she can't seem to get through to. Worse, there always seems to be that one set of parents who feel their little darling can do no wrong. That makes the mandatory parent-teacher conferences an exercise in endurance. But what happens when the conference becomes an exercise in survival?

Wedding Bell Blues

Weddings always bring out the worst in people. Or at least that's the way it seems to Jessica Jones as her younger sister's wedding day approaches. It's bad enough Jessie has to wear a bridesmaid dress that looks like it was designed by a color blind Harlequin. Then there's the best man who is all hands and no manners. Now add in a murder and Jessie's former lover -- former because she caught him doing the horizontal tango on their kitchen table with her also-former best friend. It really is almost more than a girl should be expected to handle. . . .


Links:

Website/Blog * Facebook * Naked Reader Press (my publisher)



Ellie will be awarding a digital copy of her romantic suspense novel, Wedding Bell Blues to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop during the tour. :-)

Follow the tour and comment, comment, comment! The more you do, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here.



My Thoughts:

Great start to a new shifter series!!!! :-) It had my attention from the first word and kept it until the last. There are some hot moments but nothing too erotic. ;-)

The heroine, feline shifter, Meg Finley has been running for way too long. Why is she running? Some psycho Alpha wants to claim her. He tried to rape her and claim her when she was still underage. Why didn't her family help her you ask. Beacause her parents were killed right before it happened and those family members that disagreed with the Alpha's decision were banished.

While doing a job she has the feeling that the trackers are watching her again. She tries to evade them but they get the jump on her. Things could have ended very badly but she gets rescued in the nick of time.

Matt doesn't like unnanounced visitors in his territory. He likes it even less when he sees three men going after a lone female and using weapons to boot.

The chemistry between Finn and Matt is instantaneous and highly cumbustible. ;-)
These two were clearly meant to be mates!

There is so much action in this book that you won't want to put it down. There are many twists, turns and secrets too. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in this series, :-)

If you like shifters, you should read Hunted. Enough said. :-)

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I honestly thought it was super.





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48 comments:

  1. This is a book i really would have wanted to see available in pdf but sadly it's only epub and mobi ... it's a kind of story i'm nearly 100% sure to enjoy with action romance SHIFTERS! and determined heroine too! Matt seems to be the perfect alpha too ( i do hope his pack will help) total opposite to her original leader which i'm sure is responsible for her parents deaths ( too much coincidences, definitively not a accident and a suicice... really how could you think that with what happens.... he is a total psycho!!)

    i will keep my eyes open and put this to my list of to get when format available^^( yes new list to avoid regret when i jump on a title and remember it's wasn't available as of yet for me^^)

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    1. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get to read it soon! :-)

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    2. OO Im sorry Miki! Hopefully the author will get it on smashwords or whatnot.

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    3. I just saw her comment below. NVM! I hope that it works out! :D

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    4. me too, me too * dreaming hopeful eyes*

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  2. Miki,

    I will check with my publisher and see if it we can get it to you in PDF. I'll check back with you later today on it.

    Brenda, thanks for the signal boost and the great review. I really do appreciate it. Finn and company were a lot of fun to write and I'm getting close to finishing the next book in the series.

    Ellie

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    1. Thanks for looking into it for Miki. :D She's great peeps and all to often she can't get the books that I know she would love to read because of her inability to read ebook format.

      Yay! I'm glad to hear that your working hard on the next book. :D Please stop back or email me when the new book is available so that I can read it and share with all of my shifter lovin followers. Thank you!

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    2. I'll make sure you get a copy. Thanks for your support!

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    3. thank you so, so much. i would mean a lot to me ( and i would review it of course)
      It's also a great new to know there will be more in the series so thank you for sharing this news with us!

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    4. oups i forgot to add my email

      isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

      really thank you!!

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  3. Hunted sounds like a fascinating book! love paranormal romance and will definitely be putting this book on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and review.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. This does sound like a great book! Im ALWAYS down for shifters! :D Thanks for the review Brenda!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. It is right up your alley Amber! :-)

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    2. If you like it and it's pretty much anything paranormal you KNOW I will!!! :D

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  5. I want to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome here. Because you were all so nice, I'm going to give everyone a copy of Wedding Bell Blues. Miki, I'll be getting you a copy of Hunted in pdf as well. I'm traveling today, so I'll email everyone tomorrow to confirm what format you want.

    Ellie

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    1. That so sweet! Thank you so much! and I know that Miki seriously appreciates that and Im sure when she see your comment she'll thank you too! :D

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    2. OH yes thank you so, so much!!!! You just made my day!! ( i would have answered earlier but the time difference made that it's only now i can go on internet and seeing your answer and kindness really brighten the day!!!) thank you!!!!!
      i'm so happy thank you!!

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  6. Emails have been sent out to confirm the format for WBB for everyone. I'll get your copies out as soon as I know what format to sent. Miki, you'll be getting your PDF files later today or in the morning.

    Brenda, would you like a copy of WBB as well?

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    1. Sure. That would be awesome! Thank you. :D
      My email is brendem7@comcast.net.

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    2. Thank you once again for your generosity and kindness!!

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    3. Ditto! Im very excited to read it! :)

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  7. I will be sending the copies out later today. My computer decided to crap out on me yesterday and I'm just now getting it back up and running. I do apologize for the delay.

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    1. No problem, life happens. ;-)

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    2. yes the computers can get tricky sometimes so we really are not angry at all, i'm so happy i couldn't so i'm just waiting patiently ( that way i will be able to start on it as soon as i receive it^^)

      Don't worry.

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    3. copy well received thank you once again a lot!!

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    4. got mine too! I cant wait to read it! :D

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    5. I LOVE IT!!! ^^ even better than what i hoped ( and if you do read stom force Vampedchick before or after reading this it will make you smile i'm sure^^)

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    6. :D Ok I'll have to go dig it up and read it! LOL and I have this one on there too so Im sure I'll love them both!

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    7. but reading them one after the author just will make it even more special^^ can't wait to see if you will have the same thought as me^^

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    8. I'll try and get to them soon and let you know. :) Im almost positive I'll love them.

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    9. of course but i was not thinking about you liking them at the moment more about the face you will do when reading teh second just after finishing Storm force... i 'm curious too see if you will have the same reaction as me ( loving them i have no doubt)

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    10. I have to buy Hunted still but I will let you know. I only recieved Wedding Bell Blues. (not that Im complaining) So I'll have to grab it and then I'll let you know what i thought.

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    11. yu have time don't worry even if you read them with month in between ^^ don't feel pressured to buy anytjhing ( i mean you could even win it if you are the gic) sotake your time and start with what you already have^^

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    12. :) Yea I may wait and see if it goes on sale. it was 4.99 when I looked.

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    13. I added it to my wishlist so hopefully it will tell me if it does go on sale.

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    14. ^^ if you put that in your wishlist setting then yes^^ you will get a notice went the price diminish or when it's free

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    15. My luck is that I usually give up on waiting for it to go down then after I do get it, it finally does. But I can be patient I have alot I can read now.

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    16. oh yes you have enough on you plate right now ^^

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    17. But I still always want more! :) Its a book lovers curse!

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    18. ^^ i wish you more too and you did get lucky this week ( and it's not finished^^)

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  8. Yay, paranormal romance my most favorite of all genres! This book sounds awesome and I loved the excerpt. I will definitely be adding this to my to-reads list!

    Crystal Guidroz
    cguidroz2@cox.net

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