Thursday, November 22, 2012

Review/Giveaway - Kept by Shawntelle Madison

Kept by Shawntelle Madison
Released: November 27, 2012
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 320 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Author/Edelweiss
Rating: 4/5
Author Site: Shawntelle Madison
Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and relaxation. Once an outcast, she's now eager to rejoin the ranks of her New Jersey pack, and has even gotten a handle on her obsessive urge to hoard holiday ornaments. Yet Nat barely has time to revel in her progress before the next crisis comes howling at her door.
Kept pretty much picks up where Coveted leaves off with Natalya still struggling and in therapy with her OCD and trying to regain her place inside the pack again but as if that's not enough on her plate her father goes missing and Nat is basically the only one who can make things right but she wont be able to get any help from another werewolf. Instead as in Coveted she will have to rely on her therapy group of misceallaneous friends for help and support.

I really am enjoying this series because on one hand Nat makes me so sick with her OCD problem holding her back but on the other hand it makes her feel more like a real person but it's not that I am against her it's because I so much want her to gain her rightful place back with her family and to enjoy life as she deserves to. What I am sick of is how even her own family treats her sometimes...thank God she has Aggie for a friend because Aggie is all about the backbone and speaks her mind freely let me tell you!

Then we have the love interests. I am torn between Nick the wizard and Thorn the Alpha. Both are easily compatable for her or for me....LOL Thorn however is tangled up with that tramp Erica who so does NOT deserve him but we'll not go there.....

You could probably read Kept just fine as a stand alone but I must advise you to go back and read Coveted first you wont regret it! This is a remarkable series by a new voice in the shapeshifter genre.


Shawntelle has offered one lucky reader of this blog a copy of her new book Kept! Just follow directions on the Rafflecopter to win and be sure to leave an email address on the "freebie" entry so if you win I can get your shipping info to Shawntelle so she can send you your prize.

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  1. 3 book i would love for Christmas: Coveted, Tin swift by Devon Monk and opal from jennifer L Armentrout( there are others on my list because it's way longer than 3)

    thank you for this giveaway

  2. Coveted by Shawntelle Madison,
    Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout,
    The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

  3. The Mammoth Book of Ghost Romance - Anna Campbell

    Dress Me in Wildflowers - Trish Milburn

    The Surrender of Lacy Morgan - Suzanne Ferrell

  4. Opal
    Alice in Zombieland
    Mystic City

  5. Some books I would love to read:
    One Wrong Move - Shannon McKenna
    The Next Mrs. Blackthorne by Joan Johnston
    Wildest Dreams by Rosanne Bittner

  6. The Bronze Horseman Trilogy by Paulina Simons:
    *The Bronze Horseman
    *Tatiana & Alexander
    *The Summer Garden

    (Ileana A. - rafflecopter)

  7. There are just so many books I want. It's hard to narrow down into only three. But taking for granted that you know that "Kept" is top of my list. My other three picks would be "Death's Rival" by Faith Hunter, "Shadow Rising" by Yasmine Galenorn and "A Trace of Moonlight" by Allison Pang. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  8. So many books, so little time... On my Christmas Book wishlist I have
    Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall
    Drive Me Wild by Christine Warren
    A Tale of Two Vampires by Katie MacAlister

    That is of course assuming that Kept is an automatic given on the list. lol

  9. The three books that I would like to get for Christmas would be Kept by Shawntelle Madison, Succubi Are Forever by Jill Myles, and
    Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2 by Gail Carriger . I hope to get these books one day no matter what , but it would be lovely for X-mas.

  10. For Christmas, I would love to have witch of the World by Christopher Pike, another book by Stephen King, and for the third.. I haven't really though about it yet. I'm still waiting for my books to arrive from TBD. They will keep me busy for a while. :)

  11. For Christmas, I'd love to get Reached, Alice in Zombieland, and Just for Now!