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Given (Eshu Chronicles #1)

3.22  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
As a member of Eshu, those who can shift into any animal at will, Jacob Adams is used to knowing and getting what he wants. And when he meets Mary Katherine Day as they work together on the Underground Railroad, he not only knows that she’s going to be his wife, but he expects her to accept her fate willingly. A businesswoman of independent means, Mary Katherine has no int ...more
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Violetta Vane
This was a really enjoyable book! Ultimately, I think the mix of romance and paranormal thriller didn't work, because it was so unbalanced in favor of the romance. The bad guys seemed to attack at moments that were awfully convenient for the emotional development of the relationship. Aside from that, however, everything about this book worked. The lead guy was kind of a dick, but in a likable way, and UST was nicely done (loved the bathtub scene). The sex scenes were hot. I loved the fact that t ...more
Mrs Giggles
Given is the first entry in a series set in Ohio in 1850, a time when the Underground Railroad is actively ferrying runaway slaves from the Deep South to freedom up north. The authors toss in some fantasy elements into the mix: we have the Eshu, folks that can change into animal forms at will, and were once part of a failed crusade to eliminate the agents of evil, Thakathi, from this world. The Thakati would clearly want payback, and it seems like they are willing to wait until it's time to stri ...more
The good: I really loved it. There isn't enough historical paranormal romance with independent black main characters and this book is all that and more. The world the writers created is intriguing, the friendship between the 2 women is a joy to read and the heroine and her hea are very sexy together.

The slightly less good: The pacing of the book is very uneven. For example in the first 10 chapters of the book the heroine didn't want to get married at all, but in the final paragraph of chapter 1
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I liked the book, but it could have been better if it was longer.
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Multi-published author who loves the end result, but isn't all that crazy about the entire process. I write multi-racial stories across several genres including historical, paranormal, erotic and suspense.
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