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Blood Lust (Preternaturals #1)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  581 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Blood Lust: The Preternaturals, Book 1

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


… 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
Paperback, 360 pages
Published August 2nd 2010 by Incubooks
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Blodeuedd Finland
3 novellas in 1.

Kept was the first one. Greta is a shifter, Dayne was a wizard. She needs help, he can give it.
This was pnr and I liked it, omg. But I do think it was because there was no instalove, no alpha ahole. Just a woman on the run, and yes she was in heat so yes they got it on. But that was not love, that was lust. It worked. I enjoyed the story.

Claimed was at it seems now the weak one of the bunch. And it was all cos it was the most pnr one. Anthony was a total alpha-hole. I mean seriou
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
Kept, Claimed and Mated...Greta, Charlee and Jane...Ridiculous, Clueless and Pathetic could have been the titles for these tales. This trilogy made a complete mockery of being a woman in the preternatural world. The more I read the worst it was. Jane's story being the absolute worse with her being passed around from one faction to the next. The author wants us to believe any of this dribble could lead to "happily ever after" with any of the monsters in this book?! Not happening. The female leads ...more
I'm embarrassed to even admit I read this...
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
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
This is Preternaturals #1 - all of the Bloodlust books too. I really liked these stories! I got this book for free from amazon.

This is a collection of stories (Kept, Claimed and Mated) with characters that are related (not in a familial way) to each other.
Greta is a werecat. She found out that she was going to be sacrificed by her tribe. So she goes to Dayne Wickham for help. He's a sorcerer. Hopefully, he could keep her safe until after the full moon. She goes into heat because she had to leave
Sadie Forsythe
While the writing was passable (though the editing could use a little attention) what the author considers a satisfying romance differs significantly from mine. In fact, I'm fairly sure they're diametric opposites. As a result, I hated the female leads in each of these stories and was wholly disgusted by the situations the author placed them in to be rescued by the heroes. They're all victims who can't seem to control their own impulses. These are the sort of 'romances' I think do nothing more t ...more
I originally read The Preternaturals series a few years back but decided with the new release I need to take a trip down memory lane. By the time I finished chapter one of Kept I knew I made the right decision. I forgot how much I enjoyed it!

Less human and more cat-like is what I like seeing in a cat therian and Ms. Winter has a great job done with Greta. Dayne originally reminds me of the Carl from UP! Old guy, stay away! But in reality he's just grumpy and in need of a pet...err...mate. A
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
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
Kimberly [Come Hither Books]
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
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
Reena Jacobs

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:


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
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
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
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
Nov 26, 2010 Kate rated it 5 of 5 stars
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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
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
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
After reading 3 very strongly written, compelling books that made me remember what good writing was like...I unfortunately could not make it past chapter three. Very immature, choppy writing. A slap in the face of all paranormal cannon that I love to read. Seemed like it would maybe be better for a very extremely young audience. But, I didn't finish so I can not be sure......
Meh....good thing this was free. If books were food, this one would be the kind you would find in a bus terminal vending machine. The first story was digestable, the second caused painful gas & the third was a quick, but slightly satisfying snack.
I admit that I am surprised at all the positive reviews. Usually books of this caliber have much more mixed reviews.
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
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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
kathleen detherow
Totally engrossing !!

I loved this book so much I read it all in one setting.It has weres,vamps demons and of course a little surprise to throw you off the path you think you are on.I will be reading the rest of this author's writings you can bet on that and if you like fantasy then you should too.
Lady Raven RAVE!
these are the 3 novels put together for one book blood lust.

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.

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

So so for me.

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Three separate stories that all tie together. Sorcerer and Werecat were the first and my favorite, then the Vamp and the girl, followed by the werewolf and the kindred. All good stories with Alpha males and strong female heroins that they had to win over.
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Author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

Book 6 in the Preternaturals series Available for Pre-order now at Amazon Kindle and Kobo Books.

Author Bio:

Zoe Winters writes quirky and sometimes dark paranormal romance and fantasy. Her favorite colors are rainbow and clear.

She is known for her preternaturals series which combines romance front story with larger urban fantasy back story which devel
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Other Books in the Series

Preternaturals (8 books)
  • Cat Fight (Blood Lust #1.5)
  • Save My Soul (Preternaturals, #2)
  • Dark Mercy
  • The Catalyst (Preternaturals, # 3)
  • Life Cycle (Preternaturals, #4)
  • Forbidden (Preternaturals, #5)
  • Unleash The Moon (The Preternaturals, #6)
Kept (Blood Lust, #1) Mated (Blood Lust, #3) Save My Soul (Preternaturals, #2) Claimed (Blood Lust, #2) The Catalyst (Preternaturals, # 3)

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