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Kiss and Kin: A Sexy Shifter Story by Kinsey W. Holley

Kiss and Kin: A Sexy Shifter Story
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Kiss and Kin: A Sexy Shifter Story
By Kinsey W. Holley

PJVs QUICKIE POV: Whoah Mamma! I found a new author and her name is Kinsey W. Holley! Can you believe this was just a random kindle download from the recommended section? I can't, maybe I should pay attention to those more often? This hot little PNR had everything a paranormal junkee could ask for: Hot sexy werewolf Alpha, tough, but slightly tilted heroine, great writing, interesting back-story, cool shifter dynamics...and the potential to grow. Ms. Holley, no rush or anything, but can I have some more?

REVIEW: Incest is best...put your sister to the test. I think that was like some stupid phrase in grammar school or something. Lark and Taran call themselves cousins, but Taran is more like an older brother since Lark actually lived with his mother after her parents died. Technically they are not related at all, but that still doesn't make Lark feel better about her hot fantasies that she has about Taran and the flame that she has been holding for him for like, ever.

When Lark gets herself in a bit of trouble with some Euro wolves, a little GHP and an attempt on her life, Taran, who is now a Houston PD detective takes it upon himself to protect Lark. Close quarters and heated emotions might play a little too much for them though, as secrets come out - and hidden feelings are revealed.

Can I get a Taran of my own? Yum. This was definitely a fun and entertaining read. I am a fan of both the hero and heroine and all that went along with them. The book kept me glued throughout, not one dip into boredom with this one. Great thing about the kindle on my iPhone - reading in the line picking up the Drama Queen, reading at the football game, reading at the line in the grocery store...reading while I'm doing that web upload at work. Couldn't put it down. My only niggle in the negative about this one was the ending - and I'll try to keep this spoiler free. There was a bit of an unresolved conflict, I wanted to see the outcome of a particular plot thread, which never happened. At least a quick epilogue that tidied everything up. That's it, though, wasn't that big of a deal. The main feature was resolved, so that is all that mattered.

This is short read, and a very cheap listing, on for $2.80 here. I love a good book deal!

RECOMMENDATIONS: Adults only, a lot of happy coupling. PNR fans, werewolf fans should enjoy. While a werewolf book, the paranormal elements are not over-powering, it would be a good contemporary to PNR transition book.


Emily said...

I love one click ordering- I just bought this based on your recommendation! Thanks! :D

ParaJunkee said...

Awesome! Can't wait to read your review Emily.

yllektra- yvantis force-oblique said...

Wow sounds pretty amazing actually!
Thanks for posting this!

Soooz said...

I love it when a review leads me to a great read and a bargain to boot.

Thanks for the heads up on this one...
much appreciated.

justpeachy36 said...

I'm thinking this may lean a little too far to the erotic side for me. But, ya never know... Might have to give it a try.

Paromantasy said...

Thanks for the awesome review. I love hearing about new and/or undiscovered talent! I'm off to purchase this book :-)

Kinsey Holley said...

Wow. This sort of made my weekend. I'm glad you liked KnK -- thanks for the awesome review and recommendation!

I do have something else coming out - would it be too pushy to tell you about it?

JenM said...

I picked this up awhile back and liked it a lot. I looked to see if the author was going to publish anything else but didn't see anything. Kinsey, do let us know if you've got something else coming.

Kinsey Holley said...

Okay. In February Samhain will release Yours Mine and Howls. It's set in the Werewolves in Love universe (same as KnK) but with different characters, although there is a link to a couple of KnK characters.

I'm kind of (read: very) nervous b/c it's my first full length and it's a little different in tone from KnK. It's very different from most werewolf romances (that's not bragging - that's worrying. I'm not sure what folks will think.)

BTW - back in April I attended a lunch where Rachel Cain was the featured speaker. Very funny, very smart lady.

ParaJunkee said...

@Kinsey - thanks for dropping by. February --- oh so far away :( but can't wait to read it. Nothing like shaking up the PNR genre - it's what we need to keep things fresh. I'm sure it'll be great, have been super impressed with what is coming out of Samhain lately and KnK rocked.

About Rachel Cain - I know she is touring Gulf South on the Smart Chicks tour and I was dying to go, but closest is 4 hours away and on a Thursday, which means I can't go. So sad about that.

@JenM - stop back and leave the review link if you have one. I always like to hear what other people think of the same book.

brandileigh2003 said...

Thanks for the review-- I might try this one out and broaden my horizons a bit :)

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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