Blog Tour Stop: Pride’s Run by Cat Kalen, Review & Giveaway!
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Hello and welcome everyone to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the Pride’s Run Blog Tour. I’m honored to have you all here today for our review along with an awesome Giveaway courtesy of Cat kalen. There will be two chances to win this wonderful book, an eBook version via this blog and a print copy through the Tour. All the details can be found below. Thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy your stay!
By Cat Kalen
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- Publisher: Cat Kalen; 1 edition
- Publication Date: November 1, 2011
- ASIN: B0062O0B3E
- ISBN: 0987855905
- Genre: Paranormal YA
Seventeen year old Pride is a tracker—a werewolf with a hunger for blood. Taught to trick and to lure, she is the perfect killing machine.
Kept leashed in the cellar by a master who is as ruthless as he is powerful, Pride dreams of freedom, of living a normal life, but escape from the compound is near impossible and disobedience comes with a price.
When she learns her master intends to breed her she knows she has to run.
Pride soon learns if she is to survive in the wild, she must trust in the boy who promises her freedom, the same boy she was sent to hunt.
With life and death hanging in the balance the two find themselves on the run from the Paranormal Task Force—officers who shoot first and ask questions later—as well as her master’s handlers.
Can Pride flee the man who has held her captive since birth and find sanctuary in the arms of a boy who has captured her heart? Or will her master find her first?
My Thoughts on Pride’s Run:
Lately I’ve been shying away from werewolf books, well technically running in the opposite direction. But when I was approached to read Pride’s Run, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity. And after reading the story, I’d definitely made the right choice. What initially drew me in was the cover. I’m a sucker for pretty cover art, and Pride’s Run is a perfect example. Having never heard of Cat Kalen, I was a little nervous about what I would be getting myself into with this unknown author. I am very picky about the writing style of an author and if I don’t like the author’s style, I can’t focus on the story. Lucky for me, Cat’s style was perfect. She told an immensely compelling tale without making it complicated to understand.
Pride, the story’s main character, is a seventeen year old werewolf that has spent all her life in captivity on a vineyard in California. The runt of her litter, she is left alone after the death of her parents at the hands of her master. Pride is used as a weapon to seek out and either kill or capture whomever her master says. A year after her mother’s death, Pride finds out that her master wants to mate her with another wolf by the name of Stone. Stone is a nineteen year old alpha who has become increasingly aggressive towards Pride since he was broken three years beforehand. Pride on the other hand, has not and refuses to be broken.
[quote pos=”left”] Cat is a fantastic writer and as long as she keeps writing, I’ll keep reading. [/quote]
Days before the full moon, Pride’s master sends her on a retrieval mission were she is supposed to capture and return a runaway wolf. Seeing this as her only opportunity, she decides to escape. During her escape however, Pride runs into some unforeseen trouble, and is forced to accept help from her master’s target, Logan. The pair decides to team up and make their way to north to freedom.
One of my favorite things about this story was Cat’s attention to detail. For example, in a lot of werewolf books we hear about a wolf smelling fear, but Cat is the first person to go into detail about the scent. She gives so much detail on the scent, I felt like I could actually smell fear myself. Cat is a fantastic writer and as long as she keeps writing, I’ll keep reading.
Overall, Pride’s Run is a great addition to the werewolf genre and a MUST-READ for any paranormal fan. A well-rounded urban fantasy that won’t leave you disappointed.
5 out of 5 Controllers
There are 2 Giveaways going on today.
You can enter to win an eBook copy of Pride’s Run directly though this blog by leaving a comment. Extra entries are given (if you choose to do them) by following the Rafflecopter widget.
The comment, the 1st widget option, counts as your free entry.
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You could also enter to win 1 of 2 PRINT copies of Pride’s Run via the Tour by filling out the form below.
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[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/Cat-e1328074012492.jpg" pos="left" /] About the Author:
Cat Kalen is a multi published author in the romance genre under two pen names, Cat is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and watermelon. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cat can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love. A maritime native and former financial officer, Cat has lived all over Canada but has finally settled down in her childhood hometown with her family.
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