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Cipher (Southern Arcana #4)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  808 Ratings  ·  60 Reviews
Fourteen months ago, Kat Gabriel's life changed forever when she used her empathy as a weapon. Now she can't escape the weight of those deaths--or the loss of the easy friendship she and Andrew once shared. Obsessed with her mother's violent past, Kat is determined to learn the truth of her inner-darkness by understanding her legacy.

Since the attack that turned him into a
ebook, 319 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Samhain Publishing (first published January 5th 2010)
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Mandi Schreiner
Jun 04, 2011 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
Kat and Andrew have quite a history together. A year ago, Andrew and Kat had feelings for each other. They wanted a relationship – but that was until the one fateful night Kat lost control of her empath abilities, and as a result, Andrew was turned into a shapeshifter. Both of them not wanting to hurt the other, they lost contact. Kat went to her mentor Callum, to learn control and discipline with her extremely strong empath abilities. She also must deal with the fact that she can and does kill ...more
Dec 14, 2010 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Chat with Sophia from Fiction Vixen and Mandi from Smexybooks. Originally posted here:

The Hero: After Andrew Callaghan was turned in a vicious attack, he distanced himself from Kat. He was out of control and dangerous and he spent their time apart training trying to adjust to his new shifter nature. He worked hard to learn control and skills to be able to protect the woman he loves. Now he has begun to find his place in his new life as a shifter and he ha
D.B. Reynolds
Dec 30, 2015 D.B. Reynolds rated it it was amazing
Book 4 of the Southern Arcana. This is the one I started with, the one that sent me right back to Book One so I could read all of the stories in this terrific series.
Aug 08, 2012 Christy rated it really liked it
Out of all of the books in the series so far this one leaves me the most disappointed, mostly because I had ridiculously high hopes for it. I've been waiting for this story since the first book. I wanted Kat to be my favorite character because she had the potential to be the perfect balance for me between innocent in need of protection and bad-ass independent female. I wish she had been more of the latter and less of the former. I also had trouble with the flow of this story; I thought it had en ...more
Mrs. Badass
Mar 11, 2011 Mrs. Badass rated it really liked it
Well, that was exciting, fun, interesting, different and freaking SAD!!! Thank the book gods there was a HEA. Moira Rogers takes no prisoners.

I wonder if Anna and Patrick are slated next... hmm sparks there :)
Or maybe Julio and Crap I forgot her name! Rena, Lena, Reyna? {I'll look it up after when I write my formal review
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Kat and Andrew finally together! Kat finally has full self-acceptance. The deaths were sad, but furthered the story line. I probably would have enjoyed this immensely more, if it hadn't been 2 years since reading book 3 (Deadlock).
Kyla Holt
Aug 28, 2011 Kyla Holt rated it it was amazing
If you have not yet read the Southern Arcana series…where in all that is paranormal romance have you been? I stumbled onto Crux shortly after daring to enter the world paranormal novels. I typically get books from the library; however, mine fails to carry any Moira Rogers eBooks (someone get on that, will ya’?). Alas, I was drawn in enough by the excerpt I read that I purchased the Kindle eBook.

And have NEVER regretted it.

Fast forward three books, and I stand in awe at the power in the pen that
Christine Holmes
I love this series.

This series is still exciting, upsetting and uplifting. It is easy to immerse oneself in the New Orleans shifter world.

This story is Andrew and Kat. A violently turned wolf shifter with uncontrolled shifter instincts, Andrew pushes his friend's sister Kat away for her own safety. Kat is an empath. She has never been able to read Andrew. When Andrew was turned and almost died, she could out her powers could kill. She needed him but was afraid of hurting him - and anyway - he do
Jun 20, 2011 Ally rated it really liked it
Fourteen months ago, Kat Gabriel's life changed forever when she used her empathy as a weapon. Now she can't escape the weight of those deaths--or the loss of the easy friendship she and Andrew once shared. Obsessed with her mother's violent past, Kat is determined to learn the truth of her inner-darkness by understanding her legacy.
Since the attack that turned him into a wolf, Andrew Callaghan has done everything possible to make himself stronger. More capable of protecting Kat--both from the
Laura Summers
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The Southern Arcana series by Moira Rogers, really is a superb series. It’s paranormal romance, that rides that dark line where it could also easily be classed as urban fantasy, and Rogers is certainly not afraid to pack a punch with the storyline. Every book so far has had a surprise, a gritty death or a brutal scene I just didn’t see coming. CIPHER was no exception.

Book four is Andrew and Kat’s story, and it’s a story that has been building right from the begi
Katie Michaels
Jan 10, 2014 Katie Michaels rated it really liked it
This is the couple we’ve been waiting for… the carrot on the string for several books now. Finally, it’s time for Kat and Andrew to break through the walls between them and get their long awaited HEA! The story does just that, and while I liked it, I will admit I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the journey.

As the story begins, we find out Kat is researching her mother’s history, looking for clues to her past and information about the powerful psychic gift passed down through the family. She gets an e
Stephanie  G
Mar 12, 2011 Stephanie G rated it really liked it
Kat and Andrew had not so secret feelings for one another and before they could be together, they're attacked and forever changed. Kat was forced to use her empathy as a weapon to kill her attackers but not before they had the chance to turn Andrew into a wolf. Even though it hurt him, Andrew pushed Kat away until the time came where he had his wolf under control and was strong enough to protect and not harm her. Now over a year later, Kat is looking into her mother's troubled past. Andrew is an ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally Posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

A Long and Short of It "BEST BOOK"

The Southern Arcana series by Moira Rogers just keeps getting better. I have been waiting for Kat and Andrew’s book and it certainly was worth the wait. The New Orleans of Southern Arcana is wonderfully detailed, inhabited by the most intriguing supernatural community, a diverse and interesting group of shifters, psychics and many more too numerous to mention here.

Katherine “Kat” Gabriel and Andrew Ca
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
Sep 06, 2011 (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, e-book, pnr
Cipher (Southern Arcana #4) by Moira Rogers
Paranormal Romance
September 6, 2011

Favorite Quote: It was like Romeo and Juliet. If Romeo was in his mid thirties with a mullet.

Kat Gabriel is a powerful psychic and empath. A talent she inherited from her mother. When she inadvertently uses her powers to save a friend, the guilt and horror she feels usig her powers to kill and the withdrawal of her friend causes her to shutdown and she tries to bury herself and her power. Kat fears that she wil
Sep 06, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fourteen months ago Kat and Andrew were on the verge of taking the first step towards starting a relationship but that all changed one night after a horrific attack. The attack saw Andrew turned into a werewolf and Kat devastated by the consequences of using her psychic abilities to kill their attackers. Since that moment Andrew has pushed Kat away, terrified of hurting her because he doesn't have full control over his wolf. Kat was heartbroken by Andrew's rejection and blames herself for the fa ...more
Patti TheLoveJunkee
Jan 06, 2011 Patti TheLoveJunkee rated it it was amazing
Kat Gabriel is a powerful psychic - she can feel other people's emotions as well as project emotion into others. She knows her mother also shared this gift, and was involved in some questionable practices that may have resulted in her death. Kat is even stronger than her mother though, and fears her powers will affect Kat like they did her mother; to that end, she is looking into her mother's past to try to find out where things went wrong.

Andrew Callaghan is a "turned" werewolf - he was not bor
Pamela / SpazP
Sep 06, 2011 Pamela / SpazP rated it really liked it
Originally posted at WickedLilPixie Reviews

Cipher is the fourth book in the Southern Arcana series by the awesome writing duo that is Moira Rogers. Andrew Callaghan and Kat Gabriel experienced a life changing and traumatic experience just over a year ago that left them both emotionally battered and scarred… and left Andrew a newly turned wolf shifter. They’d always had a thing for each other, but were both young and hadn’t had the chance to take things further.

After the attack, Kat had to deal w
Aug 04, 2011 Susi rated it really liked it
In retrospect it seems I waited for ages to finally get my hands on Kat's and Andrew's story. Both had a constant presence in the previous novels and with every appearance my curiosity about them rose. So yes, I was giddy and excited when I held Cipher in my hands for the first time. So many obstacles and much heartbreak lays in our pair's past and I wasn't sure how Rogers would finally fix all this. But let me assure you, we get what we waited for.

Kat changed a lot since we met her for the firs
Sometimes I feel like a broken record because I just keep repeating myself and repeating myself when it comes to this series. However, I'm not going to let that stop me from telling ya'll how FANTASTIC this book is. It was like as ice cream sundae with extra chocolate sauce and a dozen cherries thrown on top. Well, if you substitute ice cream for Alpha werewolves and chocolate sauce for magic and cherries for AWESOME! Because everyone wants to eat an Alpha werewolf covered in magic and sprinkled ...more
Aug 21, 2011 Caitlin rated it really liked it
Fans of Moira Rogers’s Southern Arcana series are jumping for joy now that Kat and Andrew finally got their story. I have been waiting for this since meeting them and their easy going flirtatious relationship. All that went to hell when Kat and Andrew were attacked and they both were too dangerous to be together. It broke my heart knowing they belonged together. Both were in so much pain being a part.

Now, they have had time a part to learn their powers and how to have control over them. Andrew h
May 19, 2013 Shirley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 to 5... only because Andrew and Kat drove me nuts! ;)

So, it's been a while. Since 2013 to be exact... Yikes! Yep, that's when I read Deadlock, the third book in Moira Roger's Southern Arcana series. I could come up with an excuse for that time lapse I suppose, but honestly, there isn't a good one, especially since I love this series. *sigh*

Saying that Kat and Andrew have a history is putting it mildly. Kat has had a crush on him since before the tragedy that tore them apart. Kat was afra
Oct 15, 2012 Marina rated it liked it
Shelves: shifters, 2012
I was anticipating this book but in the end I was a little dissapointed.

We've struggled with Kat and Andrew from the begining of the series, we've seen Kat being a fool in love and Andrew feeling overwhelmed by it.

We've seen them survive loss and pain.

We've seen them driven apart from sorrow and doubts.

In the first half of their book Kat and Andrew's passion blooms, her empathy is magnifing every single touch and every single emotion and Andrew cannot keep away. But the doubts for themselves, th
May 31, 2011 Darcy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, e-book, pnr, shifters
This is the book I have been waiting for, along with the characters in the book. Kat has always had a crush on Andrew, he knew, but wasn't sure what to do about it, then when things went to hell, he knew he had to stay away from her. I will admit that I didn't like him very much at this point. I get why he was doing it, but still. I felt sorry for Kat because everyone was pitying her for Andrew's actions.

When Kat is forced to ask for help from Julio or Andrew you just knew that it would end up b
Jul 07, 2011 Dannielle rated it really liked it
I was really looking forward to Kat and Andrew's book. You saw the flirting between them early on, and then the disaster and how both of them were hurting. So seeing them finally work past that and be together was definitely something to look forward to. And the book didn't disappoint. I was worried that they may dance around each other or blame themselves for the past. And while they each did have some of that baggage to work through, it didn't stop the sparks or them working to be together. Re ...more
This has been my least favourite of the books and that sucks because I was really wanting to love the story that FINALLY got Andrew and Kat together. I thought it would be really passionate!! Ahhhh but it was not :(
However, you did get more of a look into the "alpha" emotional response, which was really interesting. I guess this book was just a lot sweeter and Andrew was a lot more of a silent protective type. He fought his inner emotions so that Kat was safe even though he know he was the reaso
Aug 29, 2011 Edie rated it really liked it
This is one of my fave series, it is one that just keeps improving and growing as I read it. Cipher is just full of win and despite it being a story that I must admit to not being overly enthused about when I read the blurb, it is now one of my faves of the series.

And I can not find my review notes (misorganised me) but this book has all that I love about Moira Rogers books:
- A balanced power balance between hero and heroine.
- A convincing romance.
- A well built interesting world.
- A wide cast
Aug 21, 2012 Katherine rated it liked it
Meh. This had a lot of potential but fell short. (view spoiler) I think I'm done with this series for now. The first book wasn't really doing anything new or unique within the UF genre, but the characters were interesting and the plot held my attention so I enjoyed it. I thought the second book was even better. Book 3 and ...more
Dec 24, 2011 Joletta rated it really liked it
Shelves: laying-around
Kat and Andrew's story has been a long time coming. Believe me when I say that it is totally worth the wait! Kat is dealing with an abundance of power and the fact that she has used her mind to kill; what's more, she would do it again in a heartbeat if loved ones were threatened.

Andrew has been waiting over a year, building his strength and defenses, trying to ignore the pull of Kat. If Kat is the flame then Andrew is the accelerant. These two explode from the pages and burn right through your
Jessie Collins
Feb 06, 2016 Jessie Collins rated it it was amazing
Kat Gabriel is the Empath to beat all Empaths. She’s not just gorgeous she’s deadly. Just ask the shifters who tried to take out the love of her life Andrew Callaghan, and died. Andrew is a turned shifter trying to figure out where he fits in this Supernatural World of New Orleans. Their path is a violent with twists and turns that take them on a Journey of Discovery. Can Andrew protect Kat? And not just from herself but those who want to use her abilities for no good? Kats friends have issues o ...more
Had trouble with the empathic moments but I usually have trouble with those in most UF so I knew that going in. Those moments made me stumble a bit but seeing Kat and Andrew finally fall into each other and be at a place in their lives where they could be together despite their fears, was fantastic! I didn't think I could love a series more than the Red Rock Pass but as usual, Moira Rogers just makes me fall in love with everything they write!
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