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- Print Length: 478 pages
- Publisher: Eve Paludan; 20140314c edition (14 Mar. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J0YW9PG
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- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #136,457 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Werewolf Detectives Series Box Set - Books 1, 2, and 3 (Werewolf Detectives #1, #2 and #3): Paranormal Mystery Romance Novels Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Without giving any spoilers, Karina belongs to a werewolf pack but has been suppressing the 'inner wolf' due to an incident which ended badly, but events catch up with her and she has to face the reality of who and what she is and take on the role she has been born into.
These three books are fun, easy reading and an ideal starter for lovers of fantasy. The storyline continues through all three books and leaves you on a cliff edge. Can't wait for book 4!
If you like this you will love Eve' s Brotherhood of the Sword!
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Jack and Karina make a good match and I am already starting the second book as soon as I write this so obviously I liked it.
The story of the hunt for a killer along with some looks into this world werewolf pack dynamics is original and not somebody elses paraphrased version although I prefer my werewolves a bit stronger but in this story they are still near immortal and hard to kill but not as overpowering as I am used to in other stories.
There is tragedy and romance in this novel, there is an appalling lack of humor which always adds to a good story, especially one that gets as dark as this one does in places, but we do get to look into the killer's mind a bit which always helps you follow the story and the motivations.
Bottom Line: Great story, good characters and a enticing threads to make you want to read more without leaving you with a cliffhanger. 4 Stars and highly recommended for those days you want something with some bite but still somewhat light reading.
Book #2 - Here is the deal with this series, it is an ongoing story for the most part. What that means is that it seems we start from almost nothing and then we move along a timeline where Karina and Jack (and the pack to an extent) become stronger and move more in tandem with each story.
Jack and Ivan have a few issues to work out and that was one of the highlights of the book, Karina for all the protestations of how independant and strong she is, obviously is not there yet. Jack is still learning to be a werewolf so that has to be part of this process.
The Jack and Karina almost/sorta/maybe romance seems to be moving forward a small bit at a time, which is what Karina intends for it to be (for better or worse is yet to be seen). This is a frustrating romance but it is explained in enough detail that you understand why.
There are some secrets that come out and they are important to the story and I suspect to the eventual overall storyline. The use of historical events is always a good idea IMHO since it lends an air of believability to these stories.
Here is a part of how I review a book:
Rule #1 - Did the author tell the story and was it interesting? - Well the answer is yes, I know where almost everybody seems to fit and who they are, plus I read it all in almost one sitting, so the answer is yes.
There are other "rules" and one of them paraphrased is "did the author make the character lose IQ points to move the plot" - this is something many (most?) authors use to get the plot from point A to point B at times and yes it did happen at least once but since it was minor and not overused I let it pass, I have seen MUCH worse.
The action is so widely spaced that I have to stop and remember the instances since my immediate reaction is to say there was a lack of action but that is not exactly true but then again this book sets up the next book in addition to the multifaceted plotline so we can't kill everybody off, ignore me since I am a "revenge junkie" and like to see every slight settled with violence <grin>.
Bottom Line: Loved the book, want the next one NOW, the overall plot is still a bit dim but the multiple plots are doing fine and keeping my interest. We now have a bad guy that needs to be dealt with and the continuing story looks to be great if not strung out too long. Great job of having the romance as an integral part of the story but not having the book revolve around the romance as most of this type of books tend to do. 4 Stars and going (I hope) for a 5 Star finish. Reading both books Werewolf Interrupted (Werewolf Detectives #1) and Werewolf Rising (Werewolf Detectives #2): A Paranormal Mystery Romance back to back helped since I was not as enamored with this story after book 1 as I am now so get them both.
Book #3 - Have not finished this one yet but with trolls posting reviews thought I should throw something up.
I thought this book was a fresh new take on an old story. The plot was well thought out. Though the information being told in the story was at times repetetive--sometimes it is hard to draw the line between too little and too much. It had certain aspects that you don't usually see in these novels. We got an interesting glimpse into the killers mind and motives. The story also did not have your "typical" werewolf who was all brute strength. The pack dynamics were also different--there were times the pack heirarchy was challenged and right/wrong were severely questioned.
Ever since a traumatic episode during a change--Karina has been at odds with her duality. She made the decision to abandon her "wolf self" and live as a human alongside her grandmother. Lexi is the only link to that life that she can't let go of. Though they sometimes don't understand the different lifestyles each choose they remain the best of friends. When Lexi is murdered Karina is positive that it is because she was a werewolf. Though Karina has led a pretty sheltered life she has also worked toward her dream of becoming a PI. She will team up with police detective Jack Hardy to solve Lexi's murder. She will also have to face the part of her that she locked away a decade before.
The author did a good job in creating a complex universe with all the good, bad and the ugly that life has to offer. I do wish that they had spent a little more time showing the development of Karina and Jack's relationship--I am a romantic at heart. I would have loved to have seen them show how they developed such a strong level of trust between them. However, despite some things I could connect with each character and understand why each did what they did. Even the way characters worded things--completely believable that english was their second language. This might explain why certain dialogue seemed disjointed at times.
The book kept getting better towards the end--so much that at the end I had a hard time putting it down and I wanted to immediately start the second. So that is what I am going to do now.
Book 2 Blend of History and Mythology:
We rejoin our protagonist on her first day as a private detective. Karina has just been hired by her old pack to investigate the death of a werewolf hunter. The goal is to prove their old alpha did not murder the man. Karina's new boyfriend, Jack is a retired police officer now and wants to help Karina. However, he will have to deal with the problems of being a new werewolf, feelings of jealousy towards the current Alpha and have to handle a new relationship with Karina. Despite her sheltered background she is a woman who craves her independence. Will they be able to help the pack? What will happen when they are confronted by a brand new villian who threatens them all?
I was looking forward to many things after reading the first in the series, that this book offered. We are finally starting to see Karina break out of her shell and sleuth a little. Jack and Ivan were both clearly fighting for dominance and territory regarding Karina and I was pleased with the character development I saw. We get to hear more about Karina's past and why they moved to America. Again this didn't read like a typical romance and the Authors take great pains to explain why Karina needs her independence and her need to go slowly.
My favorite character, of course, is Jack. He is smart, loyal, honest and more believable than any of the other characters to me. I wish we could spend a lot more time in Jack's head.
Book 3 Karina Embraces Her Wolf:
This is what I've been waiting for! This series has just gotten better and better. It is hard to review the third book in the series without giving away spoilers. Needless to say that I've been looking forward to this book since I read the first.
A megolomaniac villian with charismatic leadership over others. An intriguing twist in the story with more paranormal elements, the werewolf world could be expanding into the supernatural. Action packed ending with an unlikely hero. A teasing glimpse of more to come that will leave you breathless for more.
Karina is finally breaking out of her shell. We get to see her in action, as a wolf as well as a private detective. Jack is learning all of the ins and outs of his new life. He craves to belong and yet is unsure of how to proceed. We get to learn more about the pack and Ivan and Igor in particular. The "human" elements are also in play—each character now shows not only good qualities, but we delve into the faults as well. Wonderful character development, nothing is static. This was a satisfactory climax to this trio of books and I will wait with bated breath for the next in the installment!
The first book is definitely what I would call the "set up" for the series, and each book finishes with a scene that leaves the reader looking forward to the next book in the series. I really wish I was better at giving reviews that just retelling the story, probably why I function best as a reader rather than as a writer. I give this series a solid four stars so far, mostly because I have read other books by Eve Paludan that I liked better. Well-written and concise,Werewolf Detectives is entertaining and just serious enough to hold my attention without being bogged down with unnecessary details...and no mention of a "deep cleansing breath." Looking forward to the next installment from these authors. Well done.
In book one, we meet Katrina, and we get a very good sense of where she's from and what she wants. Sometimes a bit too much information :) The dialogue is somewhat strained. This book does move fairly quickly, however, and the information we get does set up the series very well. It almost seems that the 'TMI' may be foreshadowing of future story arcs.
In book two Katrina, Jack, Babushka and the pack get their "teeth" into the antagonist for the next few books... and along the way, normal lives go on, too! The dialogue improves, although on occasion there is still some over-explanation. I agree with another recent review that opined that these Were's are not as aggressive as most from the genre; In hindsight, I believe that what some of us have come to expect from the genre can use the breath of fresh air and humanity infused into Eve and Susanne's characters. They are also gaining confidence as the pack grows.
Book three doesn't disappoint. In my opinion, this collaboration is tightening up as they write together, because by the end of the third book, I find I REALLY want to know what happens next!
Thanks for a new look into the Were folk, ladies. Nicely done!
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