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The Hunter (The Legend Chronicles #1)

3.18 of 5 stars 3.18  ·  rating details  ·  402 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Colt Jackson is one of three brothers who hunt supernaturals across the frontier. He needs to summon his demon to close the rift allowing more Darkin across. Instead of a horned monster, curvy redhead succubus Lilly bargains for her humanity. Her charm and brain plus his silver-loaded pistol and mechanical horse save them so far, but he may need to sacrifice his soul.
Paperback, 335 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Zebra
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Last night I was in the mood for something Western-ish (hubby has been playing "Red Dead: Redemption" for days), so I downloaded The Hunter from my local library. I had seen before, but always shied away because it sounded a bit hokie (three brothers named after gun manufacturers?) & I haven't had the best experience with Steampunk. Last night, I thought I'd give it a go...I chose poorly.

Theresa Meyers is obviously a fan of Supernatural, too bad I am too (or was until this season, but that's
With his brothers - Winchester and Remington - out of the family demon hunting business, Colt's job just keeps on getting busier, until he finally decides that it is time to track down the legendary book on Hunter lore which holds the 'key' to locking the gate to the demon realm once and for all. The only catch is that the book is in three pieces, and that it takes a demon to get to the piece of the book that Colt's father hid away.

So first step? Summon a demon. But when he does, Colt ends up n
Colt Jackson hunts the supernatural. In Colts world, all the supernatural beings are bad and should go back to hell where they belong. Colt’s friend Marley makes him some weapons to help accomplish that. Colt is on a mission to find the pieces of a special book that will help stop the supernaturals from entering their world. The first part of the book he is looking for is behind a door that only a supernatural being can open. Colt does what he has to do and summons a demon. The demon that comes ...more
Basic Plot: Colt Jackson is a Hunter trying to save the world from the demon hordes, but he has to summon a demon to do it. The succubus Lilly wants to be human again, and believes Colt is one of the Chosen who might be able to help her out.


The book had a cool cover, a decent blurb on the back, and I wanted to give steam punk a go... *sigh*

The concept was interesting: 3 brothers in a steampunk Western who are demon hunters. Ok, pretty cool. Their names are Colt, Winchester, and Rem
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
3.5 Stars
A dash of the old west, a sprinkle of steampunk and dollop of the supernatural makes for a unique new paranormal romance with The Hunter.

Colt Jackson is a Hunter born and bred; though his parents tried to protect him from the family legacy, when a demon attacks him as a boy his father trains him to take down any and all of the Darkin. Now the only active Hunter of the Jackon’s, Colt is searching for the missing pieces of an ancient book, one he knows his Pa had. The Darkin are growing i
⊱ Irena ⊰
This is a great adventure which starts even before Colt summons Lilly. As the youngest child, his father tried to spare him the life of the Hunter, but a demon tried to kill him and they all realized he had to be on it.

From the moment he summons Lilly, neither will catch a break till almost the end of the book. It is a fast-paced story with very little sex (that was managed perfectly). They are a great team and I am not talking about romance. She is resourceful, smart and she realize
Una sucubo que se comporta de la manera más pudorosa, y la poca química que me han transmitido los protas le restan interés a unas cuantas aventuras tipo Indiana Jones bastante conseguidas.
Colt is born in the 1800’s and comes from a family of demon hunters. His family tried to keep him out of the business and ignored him till he was in his middle teens when his brother suffered an injury that prevented him from demon hunting ever again. That is when Colt got his first real taste of what the family was doing. Colt always figures demons don’t take holidays therefore he doesn’t either. Colt is always ready to fight them.

Now, instead of fighting demons, Colt has to work with a demon
The Hunter by Theresa Meyers. I was given the ARC of this book whilst I was at AAD this year, it was one of the ones shipped to me, so you can imagine they took a little longer to get to the UK, but get here they did and whilst I was packing for my holiday to Spain I made sure this went into my bag. A western steampunk circling round the lives of three brothers, I was intrigued! This was book 1 and following the story of the younger brother Colt.

I love westerns, I always have, I think I get it
Donna (BLHmistress)
I have been a fan of Theresa Meyer's books since I read The Truth About Vampires so I knew when this book came on tour I knew I had to sign up. Even though I had never read any steampunk books and I had been wanting to for a long time. This was my opportunity and I jumped at the chance.

Not only did I find another genre that I could love but Theresa didn't disappoint with this book either. First I love the unique names of Colt, Remington and Winchester. Also loved the fact its set back in the 180
Romancing the Book
Reviewed By- Jen
Review Copy Provided By- ARC provided by Publisher for Book Tour
When we agreed to host Theresa Meyers on her blog tour, I jumped at the chance to read The Hunter. I've been curious about steampunk but still hadn't read any books with the genre. But it's one that's been growing in popularity recently, so I decided to check it out. The Hunter was a fun introduction.

The Hunter is the first book in a series that follow the Jackson brothers. They are "The Chosen", paranormal hunters.
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating: 3.5 stars: Liked it a lot - recommend(B+)

The Hunter is classified as a paranormal romance, steampunk western. With that said, let me translate: The story’s setting is a western - taking place during the late 1800’s on the planes of the wild west. The paranormal factor is strong and is the heart of the storyline. The steampunk attributes are more related to the props than the setting and way of life. Think Will Smith’s Wild Wild West with demons.

The story focuses on the youngest of the
I'd been hearing so many good things about this, so I borrowed it from the library. Wow, it was amazing! Western steampunk with demons, shape shifters, vampires, and the Hunters. This first story focuses on Colt and Lilly. Three brothers who are hunters of supernatural bad guys and they are named after RIFLES-- the best idea EVER. So we have Colt, Remington and Winchester. Lilly is a reluctant succubus who's studied the three hunter brothers for years, and when she's given a chance to meet him, ...more
I am not a big fan of steampunk, but this one was free for a couple of days a while back and I thought the premise of the book sounded interesting.

I liked the brothers, liked their heritage of being a Hunter and what it stood for. I do wish that we would have gotten more of them together and even more with their father. I liked the relationship between Lilly and Colt. I liked that they both were willing to sacrifice for the other and loved the start of their relationship. The inventor guy was fu
Two words came to mind over and over as I read this book: aggressively mediocre. There is some great world-building and creativity going on here, but something in the storytelling left me a little cold. The author bio reveals that Theresa Meyers is a "Supernatural" fan, and it shows -- as in the TV series, there are some truly funny and very entertaining moments in a story that, on the whole, failed to really capture me. I did enjoy the light steampunk flavor, especially Tempus the clockwork hor ...more
I couldn't finish this book. I can't say it was poorly written, rather that I couldn't find it interesting enough to keep reading it. Everything felt flat and once the author told me everything upfront what else was I supposed to be hooked by?

It had such an interesting blurb. But even good reviews note that something is missing (even if the readers can't put their fingers on what...)

See Melindeloo for a 4 star review or Hilcia for a 1 star opinion.

Short and sweet: I liked the steampunk aspects (especially the mechanical horse), the overall story, and the paranormal stuff. I hated the romance angles. While I'm not a fan of romances in general, I've read a number of Paranormal Romance books without complaint, but one more iteration of the whole "I'm attracted to her/him [choose one] but he/she is the antithesis of everything I believe in" would have had me throwing the book across the room with great velocity. I doubt that I'll spring for t ...more
I was excited about reading The Hunter and actually read about half way through it. It's speculative fiction/steam punk with a western cowboy setting and that sounded great to me. Unfortunately, there's something lacking in this story -- it just didn't pull me in at all. There's a great premise, but there's something missing there. The characters, the atmosphere, the story, all of it fell flat, and after avoiding the book for almost two weeks, (and reading two other books in between) I finally g ...more
W.H. Lock
Well...It's not a steampunk book. It lacks any of the underlying elements of steampunk. However, this is a paranormal romance or weird west romance. A romance that has some steampunk business thrown in for funzies. (there's a raygun, a mechanical horse, and the inventor friend)

So, if you're looking for a weird west or steampunk adventure, this is not your book. If you're looking for a light-reading romance with strong paranormal and light steampunk elements, this is very much your book.
I couldn't finish this book. It wasn't that it was poorly written, rather that I couldn't find it interesting enough to keep reading it. Maybe someday I'll finish it, but it's not likely at this point. Not sure if it was the romance quality. Really, I was getting sick of the main character turning into an adolescent every time he even looked at his female companion. Sure, she's a succubus, but did we really need the constant updates on his erections and other hormones?
Can't wait to read the next one!
Joe Jones
This is the first book in a new trilogy that follows the Jackson brothers, Colt, Remington, and Winchester. The brothers are hunters whose job it is to rid the world of the Darkin. This book is Colt's adventure. To help him track his father's part of the Hunters book he summons a demon--a succubus named Lilly. Can Colt find the book before the Darkin do, or before he succumbs to Lilly's charm?
I'm not much for romance novels, but this wasn't too bad. Plenty of adventure scenes, for people that don't like all the sappy love story stuff. As well as plenty of the sappy love story stuff for the romance fans.

While at the heart this book is a romance novel, fans of the fantasy, steam punk genres won't get bored with this novel.
Roxanne Rhoads

paranormal romance with steampunk elements

Love this series...and so does my husband. He really loves the cowboy characters, the steamy relationships and the steampunk gadgetry

I highly recommend this series
Meh, it was like an old Western-style Winchester Bros (Supernatural). Not wowed by it.
Robin K
The Hunter by Theresa Meyers is an interesting adventure to say the least. Part treasure hunting, part paranormal, part steampunk and part romance. The book is a bundle of contradictions. From blushing Succubus to Hunters with fears. Even heroes with faults! I never knew where the characters quest would take me and often caught myself peeking ahead to see.

The hero is a rough and tumbled cowboy who happens to hunt demons, vampires and shape shifters with his brothers (both of which, I assume, wil
DNF at the halfway point, when I realized the only way this could have a happy ending is if the villain decapitated the main characters and then himself.

The hero, Colt, loves women... for sex. As human beings, he has no interest in them because "he knew he'd never be able to stay any place long enough to make understanding a woman worth his time." Until he meets the heroine, of course, and needs her help; when not understanding women "put him at a distinct disadvantage." (p.80)

Let's let that si
All Things Urban Fantasy
While the cowboys and aliens mash-up may have disappointed at the box office, Theresa Meyer’s blend of Wild, Wild West steampunk and demonic forces was everything I could have hoped for and more. With cinematic action and characters that keep you guessing, I know I’m going to enjoy following the Jackson brothers all the way through this series.

Despite a hat tip to a number of great romance tropes, THE HUNTER doesn’t fall prey to any common pitfalls. Colt and Lilly both have secrets to spare, but
This paperback is an ARC won in August from the Authors After Dark Convention is Philadelphia, PA August 11-14, 20011. This is my first introduction to a Steampunk themed novel. What a delightful, action packed, sensual read that begins in 1873 and fasts forward to 1883. Book One of The Legend Chronicles concentrates on Colt, one of three brothers. Colt has a mission to accomplish and can not do it alone, introducing demon Lillith Matie Arliss. She has her own mission and needs Colt to help her. ...more
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The progeny of a slightly mad NASA scientist and a tea-drinking bibliophile who turned the family dining room into a library, Theresa Meyers learned early the value of a questioning mind, books and a good china teapot. But it wasnt until third grade that Theresa overcame her dyslexia and learned to read, going on to make words her lifes work. With a degree in Mass Communications she became first a ...more
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