Thursday, March 11, 2010

Preview: The Haven Series - Once Bitten (Haven 1), and Twice Dead (Haven 2) by Kayalana Price

TwiceDead200

Amazon Book Stats:

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (February 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984325670
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984325672
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Vampire/ Horror

    Book Info:

    The second in the series - Newly undead shifter-turned-vampire Kita Nekai is coming to grips with the reality that her cat has not awakened since her change.

    What she needs is a little time to adjust to her new liquid diet and the increasingly complex attraction to her sire, Nathanial. What she gets is a headless harlequin. With the body count rising, Kita is dragged into a dangerous game of vampire politics. Her involvement draws the attention of an ancient vampire known as the Collector who has a penchant for acquiring the unusual - like a pureblood shifter-turned vampire.

    Kita still has unfinished business of her own and finds herself deeper in magical debt.

    It's a bad time to be a kitten who can't slip her skin.

    Purchasing links for Amazon are US/UK/Canada, and The Book Depository Euro/AUD.

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    OnceBitten200 Amazon Book Stats: 

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (January 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980245397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980245394

     Book Info:

    In the first of the series with Kita Nekai, on the run and the smallest of her shifter clan-a calico cat among lions and tigers-is being hunted. She was expected to accept her role as her father's successor whether or not her cat was up to the task of leading the clan. She disagreed. Now she's less than a step ahead of the hunters, bone-tired, cold, and living hand-to-mouth in the city of Haven. And that's the high point of her day. She's also drugged, "accidently" turned into a vampire, and sentenced to death for recklessly creating a rogue shifter who tortures its human prey. She's got seventy-two hours to find the rogue, evade a city full of hunters, prove she's not responsible for the rogue, and keep the vampire council from killing her. All while sorting out an apprentice mage, a married ex-boyfriend shifter-hunter, and the vampire who made her.

    Purchasing links for Amazon are US/UK/Canada, and The Book Depository in Euro/AUD.

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    Author Info:

    priceKalayna Price is a fan of the fictional creatures that go bump in the night, but wouldn't want to meet one in person. She draws ideas from the world around her, her studies into ancient mythologies, and her readings of classic folklore. Her stories contain not only the mystical elements of fantasy, but also a dash of romance, a bit of gritty horror, some humor, and a large serving of mystery. She thinks hoop dance is about the most entertaining form of exercise on the planet, and has been known to hula-hoop with fire.

    Connect with the author at her blog, website, and Goodreads.

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    For more information about the books in her series link to Bell Bridge Books - video trailers, and first chapter samples. The third in the series is coming soon.

    The e-copies of these two books were sent by the publisher for review. Thank you Deb!

    Reviews coming soon!

    Thanks for reading Layers of Thought.

  • 6 comments:

    Alexia561 said...

    A shifter vampire? Sounds awesome! Looking forward to your reviews!

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Alexia -
    Thanks!
    I thought so... it will be awhile but I will get to it eventually. :)

    Perhaps you should read it before me?
    I think they may have free down loadable copies for Kindle at Amazon. I think that's what I heard.

    ediFanoB said...

    Hey Shellie,

    you may be surprised.
    I will post my review of Once Bitten AND Twice Dead on April 30th over at Only The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

    We received e-copies for reviewing purpose and I couldn't withstand...

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Michael -
    Wow another urban fantasy.. this will be your second? So I am taking it your liking the genre! lol...

    I will definitely see it then I always at least skim Only the Best. Its been a busy couple of months. Sorry no recent comments...

    I just hope we both like it as well as Carriger's Soulless.

    Yes I received e copies as well..
    I think the publisher is setting us all up for the next in the series which I think will be published soon.

    I will keep my eyes posted for your review.

    ediFanoB said...

    Shellie,
    sometimes I surprise myself:) I decided to read and review Once Bitten and Twice Dead because I like the setting.

    Beside this I really look forward to read Changeless.

    Don't worry about comments. I'm totally behind with reading other blogs....

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Michael -
    Great - It looks like your review will come out before mine. I will link yours here then. :)

    I am wondering how soon Changeless will be available at our local library .. hmm.. it also looks like it will not be offered in ebook format for my nook for awhile... but the paperback is only 7 dollars...

    Any how I hope you had a great weekend!

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