Leander McLoughlin is leader of the Ikati, an ancient tribe of beautiful, savage shape-shifters who live hidden in the forests of England. Their survival is rooted in secrecy, a secrecy threatened by the very existence of one raised outside the tribe. Charged with capturing her before she can expose their secret, Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California. The great warrior is prepared for a fight — but not for the effect the courageous young beauty has on his heart.
Jenna Moore spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from an unseen enemy. Now her mother is dead and her father has vanished without a trace, leaving Jenna alone to contend with sudden strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander McLoughlin appears, promising answers to all of her questions, she knows she shouldn’t trust him. But their connection is as undeniable as the dangerous destiny drawing her home….
©2012 J. T. Geissinger (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
i want more, a second story of what follows. i want to know how the ikati strengthan with their new queen. i want to know how she deals with the council and with the ikati enemies.
"Interesting storyline, boring narrator"
I have already started reading Book 2 of this series because it is narrated by one of my favorites, Angela Dawe. I enjoy her voice alot more. I loved the storyline in Shadow's Edge and the details that were added to every description. J.T. helped the reader imagine this breathtaking world and envision yourself within each character.
I am already reading Book 2.
Justine reads at a very slow pace. She drags out every word until it is excruiating painful to listen to another word.
Nothing, I think the romance between the hero and the heroine is perfect. It's unbalanced, it's give and take, it's angst, it just perfect.
"Great Poetry Writing"
No, Great poetry style writing, but this book literally could be taken from the Shana Abe Drakon series. So instead of Dragons we have panthers, but both are set in England, both have factions scattered around the world, both are in hiding for the colony's protection, and both deal with the premise of bringing someone back to the fold. For as well written as it was I wished the story was not so similar. Don't get me wrong I will most likely purchase her next book because she was a good writer, but I will just like to read something with less similarities from another author.
Justine Eyre is in a class of her own. I love her style or reading.
Not really, since it seem so familar.
"Jenna saw the feral green-eyed stranger"
I'm not usually into the "paranomal" reading but the narrator voice captivated me in an instant and I had to know what the story was about. The lovely voice of Leander, Morgan and Christian. This is a must read and I cant wait for the second book... I'm absolutely thrilled for the continuation
The transformation of Jenna into panther after decovering her father's grave
She kept me intrigued about what would happen next I love the enuncation of the different characters the french, the brazilian and my favorite Leander
Leander busting into the room to save Jenna and Daria from the clutches of the enemies
Please hurry with the release of the second book I am very excited to see what happens between Leander and Jenna, of course Morgan, Christian and how is Daria after her traumatic experience
"Writer is too wordy"
This was a bit too wordy for me. It's important to give clear descriptions but this author goes overboard to the point that it just becomes wordy and drawn out. Story line was good but nothing that hasn't been already done before in many other books. I doubt I will purchase the following books in the series.
"Gave me "Justine Ear""
There is a point sometimes, when listening to Justine Eyre, when her voice begins to become painful to listen to. There is the growl and emotive whiny tinge at the end of every sentence that one expects, but with some books it's so pronounced that it sounds like sub-vocal claws on a chalk board, and that completely detracts from the story.
And when you get to that point, it's over.
I really enjoyed reading this series on my kindle, and when I saw that I could buy this book for $1.99, I took a chance. Well, it's been so painful I've been listening to it for 15 minutes at a time, or less.
I wish I had my $2 back.
"Wow... great shifter book..."
This was a great shifter story. I love the fact that the half-shifter becomes queen. I like the whole idea of the story. I simply love shifter books... This one was good one. I like the angst between the two main characters, and the smex was also good. There wasn't much, but plenty of angst... maybe 3 scenes I think... but they were good and nicely place throughout the story. I am excited to read book 2.
Great Narration, Justine Eyre is an awesome narrator... Her male voices are great.
Good credit... I think for the price and the story, a buy isn't necessary... waiting for your credit or a sale... is a good idea on this one.
"Starting a Great New Series"
If you like books similar to Christine Feehan & Sherrilyn Kenyon then you should like this author. I read others compare it to J.R. Ward's books but I didn't find it as dark.
The Ikati shape-shifters [panther] live in seclusion in England and have archaic laws about keeping the bloodline pure. It is a male dominated society which the women are not satisfied with...and who would be? I must admit I ranted to myself a little during the book about how the females of the clan were treated.
Leander, the Alpha of the Ikati, searches for & finds Jenna, a half-breed shifter to bring her back to their home/fortress to either keep her or kill her depending on whether she inherited the ability to shift. Jenna has been told all her life by her mother "they" would be coming for her & "If they ever find you ... run". However, her mother died before she could find out who "they" were.
When they find Jenna, she has no idea what she is and has grown tired of running so she makes her stand. Jenna's strong will vs. the Ikati Alpha's rules soon make for some interesting listening. I listened to that 11.5 hour book in one stretch because it kept my attention.
NOTE FOR BARGAIN HUNTERS: I used my AARP discount to purchase the entire series of books and did the whispersync with it for an additional $1.99 each. Great value for what looks to be an exciting series (based on the first book). I'm not sure how long the AARP discount will be available to AARP members. If you are under 50, get your parents to buy them.
I loved this, love the characters of Leander and Jenna! I did think Jenna was a little hard on Leander at times and maybe a little too stubborn and prideful but at the same time I admired her strength. They seemed to get their wires crossed and misunderstand each other alot but that was mostly Jenna's fault cause she lied to him a lot trying to cover up what she felt for him and resist him. Although he could have been clearer about how he felt as well but he was trying not to push anything and make sure everything that happens between them is her decision.
I felt bad for Christian and Morgan too a little. I mean Christian trying for Jenna when he knew his brother was in love with her was unfair but he is kinda a sweet guy so I hope he gets his own story where he finds his own mate. Morgan annoyed me a bit as much as she made me feel bad for her. I liked her spirit and her sarcasm but again I thought she was unfair to Leander. I agreed with her that it was unfair how women were treated in their society but it wasn't Leander's fault and he couldn't change the law but he did do something that obviously none of the other Alphas would do or have done. He voted her on the assembly, the deciding vote and he did say he thought her worth ten of each of the men who voted against her. Maybe though he should have mentioned that once or twice and she wouldn't have made the mistake she did. Leander wasn't the chauvinist she assumed and accused him of being. If he was he wouldn't have pointed out to Jenna that she had the power to do what he couldn't, change Ikati law and bring it into the 21rst century, making it less oppressive. I'm glad the next book will be hers so we can see how she grows and if she gets past her hatred of men and her race. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!
"Watch out for Jenna! # She is a Queen of a Woman!!"
This is the start of a new series and one I'll possibly never forget. I had the smug attitude of the Alpha to the flippancy of Morgan, not to mention all the multitude of talants Jenna brought into the mix. I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR MOVE VOLUMES OF THIS SERIES TO COME OUT!!!!!!!!
The part I liked best about this story was where it initially started out with the tribe alpha, who was so full of hisself , discovering that this half-blood named Jenna had the power to reign him in. Not with just her mystical powers, but with her courage, her tenderness and her insatiable way of connecting with others.
My favorite scene was when Jenna discovered she was in love with the alpha.while floating in vapor form over the jungle.
When it was discovered that Jenna wasn't just the Alpha's mate, but her races queen. When she could close her eyes and tell where every member of her tribe were located!
The story, the romance, and the narration were all average. If you want something truly entertaining, look elsewhere.
I loved the story, the characters and pace of the book.. The only downside was the narrator... When she was doing a British accent it was terrible.. I was cringing at times but if u can ignore this, then it's a great book.
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