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Bloody Claws ( Kassandra Lyall Preternatural Investigator #3)

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Yule is a time to celebrate the rebirth of the light, but for Preternatural Private Investigator and Paranormal Huntress Kassandra Lyal, it’s about solving yet another series of crimes.

When a couple disappears from their quiet neighborhood home, Detective Arthur Kingfisher brings Kassandra in on the case. Faced with a bloody symbol painted on the couple’s bedroom wall, the
Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 5th 2012 by Bold Strokes Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Feb 04, 2015 Jules rated it really liked it
I really enjoy vampire/shapeshifter stories most of the time. I found myself a bit conflicted with this series though. The main character's main role is boasting about all her abilities and whining about everything else. She irritates and cracks me up at the same time. Everyone around her pretty much does her job for her, seeing as she's an investigator who doesn't really know much about her supposed area of expertise. She either stumbles upon things or asks someone else. I suppose she gets a fe ...more
Diana Kirksey
Sep 17, 2014 Diana Kirksey rated it it was ok
I'm almost finished with this story. It has been somewhat enjoyable though disturbing at times. I don't know if I missed content warnings or what, but the various ménage relationships kind of turned me off of the story as I don't personally like to read stories with those types of relationships in them.
Other than that the story was interesting and originally had a very interesting central relationship before it was taken down a different path. I would recommend it if you enjoy non monogamous r
Jul 21, 2014 Anna rated it it was amazing
I must say I've enjoyed this series. I spent the last four or so days reading the three currently available books, and I only wish there were more.

It's a fun, easy read, mostly centered on character development and relationships. There is some detective work and mystery stuff involved, but the main focus is on the relationships, romance, and soul-searching of the main character especially. If you've come here for action scenes, however, you've come to the wrong series; they are few and far betw
Jan 11, 2017 Lena rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I gave up after 17 chapters. The two precious books were brilliant, had a great balance of cases and Kass' personal life. This one? Definitely not so: too many sex scenes, not to mention Kassandra's refusal to be Alpha was really, really vexing, her reasons for that and her refusal to let Lenorre feed from her were flimsy and really annoying. I'd say this book went back on all the character development the previous two books provided. Not even the case could make up for that.
Stupid Fox
Sep 12, 2014 Stupid Fox rated it liked it
Shelves: lesbian, pagan
Least favorite book of the series. So many sex scenes that I got bored of sex scenes. And I mean, that's not easy because these were lesbian sex scenes and I'm a lesbian. But yeah... just way too much focus on the sex and not enough plot. What plot there was seemed cool. I hope there is another book, but this was my least favorite.

Also the further in the series I go, the less I like Kassandra. I love the rest of the cast, and want to know more about Rupert. But Kassandra is just... eh.
Jul 25, 2016 Devalian rated it liked it
This book is a dichotomy, it is both a vast improvement in the writing of this series and a strong story yet it has introduced stumbling blocks. Allow me to explain with a brief reflection of the series as a whole: The first book in the series 'witch wolf' was like any introduction into a new series; a little slow to start but held enough intriguing elements to make you want to overlook the horridly simple plot and obvious plot twist. Thus I gave the Raven mask a chance and was pleased with the ...more
Apr 16, 2012 Star rated it it was amazing
We come back to Kassandra Lyall's world of shape-shifters, weres, vampires, witches, fey and other preternatural creatures. Bloody Claws is the third sojourn into Kass' life and things haven't gotten any easier. She's got a lot on her plate: a possible 'cheating lover' case, murders with strange symbols, confrontations with the local werewolf pack, nighttime attacks, and learning more about who she is and what she can do. Along with this, she's exploring the boundaries and permutations of her co ...more
Sono lieta di poter affermare che Winter Pennington sta proprio migliorando: l'approfondimento psicologico dei suoi personaggi è stato davvero buono in Bloody Claws e la trama strutturata in modo più sapiente.

Il rapporto tra Kassadra e Lenorre va avanti, si consolida sempre di più e riserva anche delle sorprese... confesso che “l'intromissione” di Eris mi ha meravigliata. Non tanto per il modo, quanto per i gusti sessuali di Kassandra, che la Pennington ci aveva presentato come convenzionali. Ve
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
I really liked this, it's inventive, funny and hot. I must admit I haven't read the previous books in the series, but I didn't feel I was left in the dark. The author now and then inserted brief recaps of previous events that helped put things into perspective, but I absolutely have to go back to the previous installments to learn more about a few of the secondary characters, especially Rosalin.

Kassandra is interesting. She is fae, but she was also infected with lycanthropy and I found the inter
A lot of stuffs are being added in this installment, regarding Kass's new power, new enemies, her chance to be an alpha (in which she hesitates to take), and trouble with love relationship in which Kassandra herself is at risk of being a cheater.
I don't like the threesome part, after she swore for an undying loyalty to Lenorre, to getting lure by lust is downright embarrassing. In fact, I noticed a lot of embarrassing moments for Kass in this entire series. Is it just me or Kass's personality i
So, here's the thing. I'm asexual, so my judgement of this series is a bit different from other reviews. I understand that sex is almost inescapably interwoven in the romance genre, and I'm not saying that is right or wrong or whatever. My issue is specifically how sex is used in this series.

In this series, sex is used like a shortcut for romantic development. Yes, though the series there is genuinely romantic things. They have gone on an (awkward) date, they have faced each other's darkest part
jane shambler shambler
Oh know you don't!!!!?

Ok says this series has three books to it. The third I might add is the best. A little heavy at times and I had the need to read some parts twice, ok maybe three times. But it's just getting going and there's no more. NOT FAIR! Yes I'm now grumpy. You can't end a series on a cliff hanger, I want to know about later!!!? It's a great series, characters are excellent and the storyline is awesome. The series definitely needs a fourth and probably a fifth. Am I hinting enough. I
Jun 27, 2016 Verechnaya rated it did not like it
One of the rapey-est, most unhealthy and abusive romance I've heard in the lesbian PU genre. Seriously people stop writing your submissive bdsm fetishes in fiction if you can't deal with concepts like consent. Not everyone can see characters being pushed into sex that haven't consented to and think "oh it's just bdsm roleplay". Books are more powerful than that, you can't just write your fetishes down irresponsibly and think everything will be well.
Intrigue... Kassandra just gets thrown into more and more crap as she solves more and more cases. I hope the author hasn't dropped the series, because "poofing" on your readers is just not cool.

And can I request a love interest for Rosalin? she's a great character and I'm scared that she will be engulfed by loneliness.
Feb 21, 2013 Shiki rated it it was ok
Perkembangan cerita, oke.
Yang saya kesal, kenapa, di saat saya mulai tenang bahwa ada kisah melibatkan vampire yang tidak norak, buku ini malah memberi saya 3P!? Melibatkan vampire, yeah!
Kenapa oh kenapa...!!!!
Apr 19, 2015 Raven rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one, I just wish it was longer, though I will grudgingly admit that this one was longer than the others. I was really wishing the issue with Sheila would be dealt with in this novel.... Can't wait for the next instalment.
Dec 08, 2013 Joe rated it liked it
Dunno if I'll keep reading... I felt like the series is losing momentum and the author is starting to string along the story adding more filler and sex scenes with less plot, mechanics and complexity.
Sep 12, 2014 Kristina rated it it was amazing
I want so many more of these books. I liked it as much as the first one and these books manages to stay fresh and you just want more.
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Winter Pennington is the author of the Kassandra Lyall Preternatural Investigator Series. She is an avid practitioner of nature-based spirituality and enjoys spending her spare time studying mythology from around the world. The Celtic path is very close to her heart. She has an uncanny fascination with swords and daggers, and a fondness for feeding loud and obnoxious corvids. In the shadow of her ...more
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