Witch Wolf (Kassandra Lyall Preternatural Investigator, #1)
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Witch Wolf ( Kassandra Lyall Preternatural Investigator #1)

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Preternatural Private Investigator and Paranormal Huntress Kassandra Lyall is used to working alone. Whenever there's a murder or a mystery to solve that involves the preternatural; she's the witch they call. When she's called in to help the local cops work on a mysterious murder case, she finds herself needing all the help she can get. A bloodthirsty werewolf is loose in...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Bold Strokes Books (first published June 2010)
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If there is such a thing as classical lesbian urban fantasy, then this is it. Protagonist with a furry secret and a badge and attitude that allows for no nonsense.

Kassandra Lyall is the typical loner, until that moment when she more or less trips on her own feet and falls right into werewolf pack politics and fraternisation. Throw in some gore and a hot-as-all-that vampire Countess and there’s nothing original about the book, but neither is there anything that distracts from its entertainment va...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Plot Summary: Preternatural Private Investigator and Paranormal Huntress Kassandra "Kass" Lyall is a werewolf and a witch. Ever since she was bitten and infected with the lycanthropy virus while on duty as a police officer. Her furry full-moon transitions caused her to quit the force, so she makes a living as a private investigator. In her home state of Oklahoma, Kass is called upon by the police when a case appears to have supernatural involvement.

The only person that is aware of Kassandra's l...more
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Kass was a cop - a good cop - before an attack by a werewolf left her turning furry once a month. She left the force and started her own investigation service. She's a skilled witch, but she's still learning about her beast side. When she's called on for help by a client and the cops, plus a rogue werewolf is out killing people, she's got to find help wherever she can - even from those she thought she'd never turn to.

I really enjoyed the story and the characters were wonderfully written. I loved...more
One of the best paranormal serie of this last years for me.
Why? It's simple here we have:
- An alluring and so enjoyable protagonist, a werewolf but without a pack and without a real comprehension about her power
- a good mystery
- and with an = intriguing female vampire
For me all of this is enough for a very good read
Suelo leer muchos libros de Tematica y este es por mucho uno de los mejores libros que me he leido en un tiempo.
Despues de leer tantos libros malos y encontrarte una bueno como este, te da esperanza para seguir leyendo libros con tematica lesbica.
Winter has been a friend of mine for a long time, so I was naturally quite eager to buy her novel in support of her work -which was available through the publisher's website for weeks prior to the release date provided here. Obviously, my money was well spent. I was drawn to many of her characters, intrigued by the storyline (there's romance while retaining plot -gasp!), and made to laugh aloud. The only reasons I didn't find myself absolutely in love with it are: I had figured out the whodunit...more
Schuyler Greene
Feb 03, 2013 Schuyler Greene rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans who prefer paranornal to Fatasy
Shelves: reading, lgtb-to-read
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Overall: 2,5

Before I say anything else, I would like to mention that like many others I really wanted to enjoy the book. After all I've been searching for a lesbian urban fantasy for quite a while. And I must say I feel quite disappointed.

Fortunately, Witch Wolf wasn't the sex fest I'd feared it would be, but for an urban fantasy book with a plot I found it quite lacking. It had a lot of potential that I feel it somehow lost along the way.

As some of the other readers mentioned, the writing was...more
This book is extremely similar to Anita Blake. We have a character that is similar to Edward who has 'aw shucks' moments, was an assassin and now a bounty hunter who owns a gun shop. We have a master vampire hottie who does 'slow blinks' and 'moves w/out you tracking the movement.' The MC is a preternatural hunter, which is the same thing as Anita vampire executioner status. She likes guns and works as a consultant for the police department when preternatural expertise is needed. She is 'in' wit...more
Leggi la recensione su Lovely Dreams!

A quanto ho letto, questa serie ha delle affinità con quella di Anita Blake di Laurell K. Hamilton. Lo dico giusto per la cronaca e per iniziare a buttare giù la recensione, dato che non ho ancora letto niente della Hamilton.

Abbiamo quindi una detective privata, Kassandra Lyall, che opera nell'ambito del paranormale, dato che è una strega e, per un malaugurato incidente, anche una licantropa, ma sono in pochi a saperlo. La licantropia, infatti, le farebbe per...more
The book started out good but took a turn for the worst plot wise. Rupert seems like an important character but is dropped soon after the most powerful vampire in the city -gag- appears. And the way the vampire, Lenorre, shows up is sudden and her appearance through the rest of the novel feels weird. I guessed the alpha's brother was the killer when he was first mentioned. So it wasn't a very riveting plot. Everything feels rushed but at least there is some humor to make up for the average plot....more
Carol Yarbrough
Somehow I thought this was appropriate for my 6th grade son to read and downloaded it from our library. It's not.
I really wanted to like this book, the part I had a hard time with was the way she wrote her narrative. The book read like a grocery list or to-do list. I went to take a bath in my white tub. Then I turned on the hot and cold water, but first I decided to gather my clothes for the evening. After hoping in the shower, I thought to myself, this feels great. This was not in the book but it is this reminds me how the book read.
I have to say that this book seems to be a compilation of a series or two, I kept thinking, I have read this and I didn't really like it THEN either, but the author name wouldn't match in my head, then I remembered an author, and another and...possibly even three series of books. Kind of a cheese and egg scramble,with green peppers it's all stuck together here. But the taste buds recognize the flavors.
My rating 2.5 stars
I bought the book because of the blurb and the beautiful cover. I just finished reading 'Witch Wolf' and I have to admit that there was not enough mystery for my taste. And the three lesbian main characters and their constant love back and forth annoyed me a bit... apart from that... it was an okay read, but nothing special.
Pretty good book, I will possibly be buying the second book in the future, because the story line and the characters are intriguing, I just wish there was--more to read so we could get to know the characters a little better. It's short and to the point, but a good read none the less.
Vampire/werewolf isn't really my genre, but I enjoy reading this because the story flows naturally... Winter Pennington really good.
But something still not clear, why The Countess interested about Kassandra in first place...
I love this book(and the rest of series) the characters are very well-defined and the plot is well paced and engaging it's one of those book you can't put down till you've finished it and then it leaves you wanting more
Honestly... not the best book i've ever read. It started off promising and has a good line of humor throughout but tbh the whole goddess and raven transformation aspect of it let it down for me. Sorry.
This was a good story, though the writing was like reading a book intended for 13 year olds. But, the characters were intriguing enough that I think I'll seek out the next book, at least.
Odd Bin
Not my usual fare, but I read it based on a recommendation from Anna (Banana) (I think), and I really enjoyed it. So much so that I read the next one directly thereafter.
Vampire yang nggak menantang dikasih Iikagen Kutabare Kick.
Dua bintang karena ada beberapa hal yang kurang sesuai selera.
Sep 01, 2012 Xdyj rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: fa, q, o
Urban fantasy in the vein of LKH and Kim Harrison, with less sophisticated world building but still reasonably well written.
I enjoyed this. There are a great many similarities to the Anita Blake series, but it was different enough to keep me interested.
Max Ellendale
This story had promise and, although I enjoyed it for the most part, there were some rough spots.
Fun read - not a complex story but I enjoyed it.
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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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