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Blood Lust: The Preternaturals, Book 1

This is an anthology of: Kept, Claimed, and Mated.

KEPT:

… The enemy of my enemy is my lover. Is that how it goes?

No one should have to be on the run from their family. Family is who you can trust, right? Dark magic users are the ones on the don’t trust list. Yet, when Greta learns the werecat tribe plans to sacrifice her on the full moo...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published August 2nd 2010 by Incubooks
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Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
Kept - Enjoyed it. Great read. Greta is a strong heroine and the interaction with Dayne was funny and sexy. I liked how Dayne was trying to not lose his rep as a "bad boy" sorcerer.

Claimed - Charlee was too stupid to live and got on my nerves. I liked her in Kept and at the beginning of Claimed but as the book progressed, I became more and more frustrated with her character. I would have bought the HEA for her and Anthony more if she wasn't such a psychotic wench during most of the story. Honest...more
L.J. DeLeon
I enjoyed this book. It gave me three good novellas in one book: Kept, Claimed, and Mated. Kept starts her series and each builds upon the other. All the characters know one another.

"Kept" introduces the world. The heroine is a cat therian named Greta. Therians are shapeshifters. The hero is a wizard named Dayne. He's gotten a bad rep, undeserved but much cultivated. Greta is wanted for her blood because she was born in animal form. Dayne is the only being powerful enough to save her. This book...more
Robin
I'm embarrassed to even admit I read this...
Larissa
Previously Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

Blood Lust is a compilation of three Paranormal novellas, all part of Zoe Winters’ The Preternaturals Series. Each one tells the story of a couple and their journey into their Happily Ever After. All the stories are set in the same world and some characters cross over between them at times.

I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. I tend to enjoy a shorter story now and then but I do prefer full length novel...more
Katja
Vampires and werewolves, the usual stuff – and werecats. Wait, what? Nowadays it’s hard to find someone bringing something original and interesting into the world of paranormal books. Seems like most writers are mesmerized by the kind-at-heart vampires and forgets what else could be out there.

Blood Lust contains three novellas, best read in order, since there’s continuality with the characters and some things refer to the happenings in the previous novellas in the book.

The first one, Kept, has m...more
Melanie
This book is a compilation of three PNR novellas all by Zoe Winters. The characters do intersect and there is overlap, as you expect in a PNR series. Whether you listen or read this story, you get three romances for the price of one.

Kept is the first novella. It consists of Greta who is a cat therian (another word for shifter), and Dayne, a sorcerer with a very bad reputation. Greta is sentenced to be a sacrifice. Her mother, who is refusing to save her, but helps her to escape and sends her to...more
Kimberly
Blood Lust is a collection of three paranormal romance novellas, with a wide range of character types and setups. It's an excellent introduction to the world and author. I enjoyed this book immensely, and will be watching for more stories set in this world. Winters finds room for a lot of world-building between the lines, and it's this depth that has turned me so quickly into a fan. As in a lot of series, supporting characters are likely to end up in the spotlight soon, but the links are loose e...more
Michelle (Clover Hill Book Reviews)
This review is also on my book blog, Clover Hill Book Reviews.

The cover on this is seductive, giving you a sample of what to expect. What the cover can't tell you is the myriad of characters it contains. Blood Lust is three novellas combined, comprising of Kept, Claimed and Mated. All three novellas flow together really well and the set of stories entwine with each other.

I thoroughly enjoyed all of the characters and all their guises. There's a healthy mix - werecat (cat therian), were, vamp, s...more
Christel Grady
Well, it took me awhile to read this book, but it was well worth the wait! Forgive me, Zoe, I had a bunch of personal stuff going on, so I neglected finishing for a few days.

While I'd read about half of Kept about a year ago, the first novella in The Preternaturals Book One, I enjoyed actually being able to read all three novellas at once. (Kept, Claimed & Mated) I even bought this book in paperback, mostly due to my obsession with reading actual paper books, but also because I adore the co...more
Reena Jacobs
Kept

I stayed up well into the night to finish this read. If it weren’t for the breaks I had to take between laughing fits, I probably would have finished sooner.

Read the complete review on my website:http://reenajacobs.com/blog/2010/09/n...

Claimed

Anyone out there ever play Dungeons & Dragons? Don’t be shy. I know some of you all were as nerdy as me growing up. I bet some of you still play the game. :) What does that have to do with Claimed? Anthony. I’d definitely classify him as lawful evi...more
Stacey
3 great Novellas

Story #1 - Kept
Werecat, Greta, finds out her stepfather is going to sacrifice her on the full moon of her 28th year. Her “mother” send her to see sorcerer Dayne for help (despite that her mom burned Dayne in the badly past). Hermit by choice, Dayne thinks Greta’s arrival is a plot from his former lover. Can they trust each other enough for Dayne to protect Greta until after the full moon?

Story #2 – Claimed
Greta’s friend and co-worker, Charlee, has been teasing and flirting with...more
Cid Tyer
I won a copy of Blood Lust via Cynthia Eden’s blog. All I saw was something about shifters and I was sold! I didn’t realize at first that the three novellas were linked; I was anticipating three, non-connected stories. Wrong! The three lead into each other, starting with Greta’s tale.

Kept was interesting in the manner of the shifters, therians, that populate the world. I was imagining something big, bad and bad ass. Greta was not that. And I totally dig having my expectations put on their head a...more
Sarah
Blood Lust is the first book in the Preternaturals series by Zoe Winters. This book actually consists of 3 paranormal romance novellas that are also available as ebooks. Zoe sent me all 3 novella ebooks for review (& I also now own the paperback) and I love the world that she has created - it is packed full of paranormal species but everything fits together really well and you can see how much thought has gone into it. Just check out the website that she created for a store featured in the s...more
Kate
Nov 26, 2010 Kate rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
Zoe Winters will keep many a reader thoroughly entertained with this compilation of previously released novellas! Complete with Vampires, Werewolves, Sorcerers and Shifters, Blood Lust will lead readers on 3 adventures all individually told yet each carried through to the next in the manner of a series.

Having had the pleasure of following Zoe’s blog posts, it’s this reader’s opinion that she has a cheeky attitude and quite intelligent mind which most definitely carries through to her wonderfully...more
Vladiza
I found Blood Lust's three novellas’ plot intriguing at the begging because they have a slightly different set of characters in a world of paranormal book where you always find the same types of good guys and bad guys, especially the first story where the main characters are a warlock who loves e-shopping for blood and a ''cat-shifter'' whose species was for centuries the ‘‘familiars’’ of witches and warlocks. The other novellas also have interesting characters but, all this is just irrelevant c...more
Taryn Elliott
well, i sucked this one down in a day and a half. i loved the writing. and for once i liked all three stories pretty equally. the last one inching out the rest just but a little bit. Greta, Charlee, and Jane are all great MFC's and their men are just as delicious.

i loved how they all twined together into the three stories, but Ms. Winters didn't play favorites by letting anyone secondary chars take over. and seeing how the next book perceives the previous is a treat as well. and truly shows how...more
Chynared21
I don't normally read paranormal romance but this one did intrigue me. Blood Lust is a collection of three novellas: Kept, Claimed and Mated. Each can stand alone on it's own so it's not necessary to read the others but I like to read a series in order ;-p What I loved about this collection is that as each book ended, a character from the last book was carried over and featured as the main character in the next book.

For the Kindle edition, the locations came in at just over 4300 and can easily...more
Kristi Lynn
I really liked this book. It was fast paced and did not drag. Each story flowed right into the next. The sexual content is not graphic, but enough for you to get the idea. If you like the supernatural realm, you will enjoy the book.

The book is three Novellas: Kept: A Warlock named Dayne and a Were-Cat named Greta (oh, excuse me Therian, you'll get it when you read the book). Clamed: A Vampire named Anthony and his human love Charlee. (last but not least, my favorite one) Mated: A Were-Wolf name...more
Mara
Fav quotes:

She took his money, made the change, and slipped the book into the opaque green shopping bag. Her eyes widened when she glimpsed the title. “You just bought a book on menstruation, Anthony. Were you aware?”
He shrugged and smiled, revealing the barest hint of fang. “I like blood.” He scooped the bag up, gave her one last meaningful look, then drifted out of the store.


He’d just shut down the computer when a rap sounded on the front door. No one knocked on his door anymore. Primarily be
...more
Lady Raven RAVE!
these are the 3 novels put together for one book blood lust.

KEPT
This book was fun to read i liked the story line. both characters draw me in, I like when she was always in heat made for an interesting and good read.

CLAIMED
This wasn't a bad read the beginning was very very entertaining don't care much for the middle and I like the ending. But it was still an OK read to me

MATED
So so for me.

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Cindyg
I enjoyed all three stories in this book. The first story "Kept" started it all off. I liked the characters; Greta and Dayne. This was a different twist in paranormal romance and I was surprised how well it worked. "Claimed" is the second book and I really liked Anthony and Charlee, these two I liked even more than the first couple and finally "Mated"; I enjoyed this one the most. I really liked Jane, she had been through so much in her short life time, and her hero turned out to be a werewolf,...more
Audi
I actually really enjoyed the three short stories within this book. Though they felt rushed and incomplete they did give enough to get you interested in the characters. These stories could have been individual books with added information about the world and characters, adding more pages could have taken away from the semi-choppiness felt during reading. Even with all mentioned I really enjoyed these stories and look forward to reading more in the Preternaturals series. I recommend to anyone who...more
Linda
Three shorter stories from the same world, in the same book.
The first part, Kept, is about Greta, a cat shifter, who finds out that she´s been kept for a special occasion, and now she needs to seek shelter with a local sorcerer, Dayne, if she is to survive the night.
The second one, Claimed, is about Anthony, a vampire who helped Greta & Dayne, and as a consequence affected Greta´s friend Charlee when he accidentally made her forget everything, literally.
The third and last part, Mated, is th...more
Ceola
It was a good introduction to the characters of ms. Winters world.
I just wish ,once, just once, when a woman is told to stay put she stays. But I guess things things would not go as scripted.
Three separate yet connected stories happening simultaneously.
3 males not looking for mates yet finding them.
3 females caught in the mating game, not wanting to be tied to these preternaturals.
Really good read for the price. But are these intriguing enough to make me want to spend 4-5$ on the next one!?
Fell...more
LC
Not Stellar, but an okay read. None of the Characters were deep and none of the plots too complex. Ms. Winter's world building is decent. Simple, without being simple minded. I suppose if each story had been longer it would have been more complex and satisfying, but I can't complain for what each was. It's not like reading this book took a huge ivestment of my time.

Of the three, I liked Mated the most, but then again I do like werewolves, and Claimed the least.

A good book for a rainy day (like t...more
Lauralynn Elliott
Great reading! I love stepping into the preternatural world of Zoe Winters, where you'll find Therians, sorcerers, vampires, and werewolves. And maybe a demon thrown into the mix. I read each one of these stories quite a while ago. But I thought when I read these back to back, I could decide whether I liked Claimed or Mated the best. But still no. :) Anyway, Kept, Claimed, and Mated are great stories separately, but when you put the three together, you get an awesome trilogy. Read this book, fol...more
Skye Louise
OMG LOVE this series!!! The stories in this are so amazing! I love how the novellas in this book are all loosely connected. My fave couple would have to be Cole and Jane :) Love me some werewolf lol ;) Love the way he sweeps in and saves her, all the while denying his attractions for her. Definately a must read this series! after reading this book i went and bought the rest of the Preternatural series! Can't wait for the next book to be released this month!!! :)
Jeanine
I have been thinking about how to review this book for a bit. I wanted to like it. There were some solid ideas, and loved the world building, however, it jumped around too much. I wished aspects of the plot and characters could have been expanded.

I understand they were novella, but I am used to books with more meat between the covers. I gave it three stars because it was enjoyable, but at times it was a struggle to continue.
Rathanak
Blood Lust was a great book to read i love how everything mix together...Therians,sorcerer,vampire,human and werewolf..but my best one has to be MATED the third story in blood lust with Jane and Cole.

This book had me hook from the start til the end of each story can't wait to read the second book i think it called Save My Soul it's about Luc if you guy can remember him,he was talk about in the third between Cain and Cole.



Kassandra
Started a bit rocky but the writing became stronger as the stories progressed. A really strong 3.5 stars, so I upgraded.
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