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Monday, September 24, 2018

Book Review: Half-Blood Descendant by Natasha Brown + giveaway

Half-Blood Descendant (Half-Bloods: A Paranormal Series Book One)
by Natasha Brown
Sept 23rd, 2018
Genre: Paranormal/Supernatural Suspense
Publisher: Future Impressions
ISBN: 978-1722836917
Number of pages: estimated 250
Word Count: 76k
Cover Artist: Natasha Brown
Shifters live in secret. They’re not the only ones.

USA TODAY bestselling author Natasha Brown blends urban fantasy, paranormal romance and supernatural suspense in the Half-Bloods, an adventure for lovers of shifters, vampires... and more.

Jax never stays anywhere long enough to put down roots. He’s a shapeshifter—the only one of his kind, or so he thinks. While prowling on his landlady’s property, he is stunned to find a man feeding on her neck. Although he frightens away the blood-sucker, Jax leaves behind a paralyzed woman and a trail of blood in his wake.

Aerilyn teaches high school and doubles as a guardian for the Genus Society, an ancient underground shifter organization. After learning of a cougar attack in her own mountain neighborhood, she suspects a rogue shifter is to blame.

When the Society accuses Jax of the “animal attack,” he is ordered to stick around until he can clear his name. Desperate to regain his freedom, he must put his trust in his beautiful guardian. Their forbidden attraction leads Aerilyn to wonder if the blue-eyed drifter is innocent. And if he is, the Society has an even bigger problem on its hands—one that feeds on blood.

Jax is a loner. He never stays in one place long enough to call somewhere home. He’s always on the move. Jax is a man that takes his freedom to run to heart, literally. Not putting down roots meant he could get up and go whenever he wanted. That all ended when he found his landlady being feasted upon by some bloodsucking man. Although he saved her life it raised suspicion to a group called the Genus Society because the doctors ruled it a cougar attack. Cougar attack the operative problem. You see Jax is a shapeshifter. Can you guess what he shifts into? Jax thought he was the only shapeshifter in the world. He never met another until he ran into Aerilyn.

Aerilyn is a teacher at the local high school. She, however. is really a guardian for the Genus Society. When she learned of a cougar attack in her own neighborhood she went to investigate suspecting a unregistered shifter could be the culprit. Her suspicion was right when she found Jax on the property of the woman "supposedly” attacked by a cougar. She has no choice to turn him in. He could be dangerous.

Jax swears he did not do it. The Genus Society accused Jax and ordered him to not leave until a full investigation was done. While Jax was telling his story Aerilyn amped up her senses to get a read on him. She believes he is telling the truth. However, that was not enough to clear his name. It was not going to be that simple. If Jax did not do it, then that means someone else did, one that feeds on blood.

It was action packed from the beginning and maintained this pace though the end. Easy read with great characters. I loved the intertwining of the vampires and Shifters but with a different twist. One that no one knew the other even existed. Can one man such as Jax truly believe that he was the only kind in this world? Or the shifters not know of blood sucking men. Does that show we really don’t pay attention to our surroundings or people around us? Aerilyn certainly does and that’s why she is good at her job. She pays attention to people like Jax. Or it could have something to do with the fact that he is very good looking. While investigating a relationship starts to form. Can she separate the truth from her feelings for Jax. The story takes you on that journey with a lot of suspense on the way.

 4.5 Freedom Sheep

Tammy K

Aerilyn pulled off her jacket and set it on the ground. Next, she slipped off her shoes and unbuttoned her jeans. A cold breeze whistled through the valley, raising goosebumps on her arms as she pulled her V-neck off. She held the fabric to her chest and hunched away from the wind.

When it died down, she dropped her shirt onto her growing pile of clothes. She rested her hand against one of the aspens to brace herself while she took off her socks and happened to glance back at her companion. Jax was down to his underwear, standing in the moonlight. Dark lines adorned his back, forming what appeared to be an intricate tattoo, one she couldn’t see well enough from her vantage point. She could, however, see how muscular he was. As he tugged at the waistband of his boxers, she blushed and looked away, reminding herself he would be gone as soon as her father allowed him to leave town.

She didn’t waste any time removing the last of her clothing and stood among the pale aspen trunks, calling to the energy at her core. It surged through her pores, chasing away all visible marking of her humanity until none was left. Aerilyn took a deep breath and stepped out from behind the trees.

About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Natasha Brown's imagination has always been a distraction. The books she read in the dark past bedtime fed her excitement for fantasy worlds. Once she started writing, there was no stopping her. By day, Natasha’s an assistant teacher at an elementary school, and by night she’s a book cover designer. Her weekends are spent writing and spending time with family.

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  1. New author for me. The story sounds good and I like that it sounds like the female is saving the male's butt for once. ;)

  2. book sounds great-love to read it

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  3. Looking forward to reading Half-Blood Descendant! Thank you

  4. I would love to read more. Loved the post.

  5. I do like a strong female MC. And the story sounds exciting. Great cover art too!

  6. Thanks for giving Half-Blood Descendant a read! So happy you enjoyed it!

  7. Natasha is a new to me author. Half-Blood Descendant sounds good.