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Heart's Sentinel (Terra's Guardians #1)

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Born human, Mackenzie never wanted to be a shapeshifter. After a shifter stalks and brutally Changes her, she runs to the jaguars of River Gap pride for protection from the stalker still searching for her, to come to terms with the attack and learn to control her new, powerful cougar body.
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Published August 22nd 2010 by Decadent Publishing (first published August 6th 2010)
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Kathryn
As part of my current trashy novel stint, this book was too predictable and cheesy to rate higher than 2 stars. I liked the post-apocalyptic setting and wish it had been explored further. The romance was nothing new, in any shape or form, and the sex scenes left much to be desired. The main characters were without flaws of any sort and I grew tired of the sincere perfection, honesty, strength, and bravery. Gag.
Nicole
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publish Date: 8/6/10
How I got this book: Requested review from the author


Heart’s Sentinel is the first book in the Terra’s Guardians Series, and the debut novel of PJ Schnyder. In this post-apocalyptic world, shape shifters have moved outside of the cities and taken up to living in the wild. The humans who fear them have stayed in the cities they built. Mackenzie was happy living her life in the city when she meets and begins dating Van, a shape shifter living in th
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Tony
P.J. Schnyder is my new favourite author.
I love the way she describes Mackenzie's were-cat, with typical feline behaviour leaking into the human side of her. She also very able at world building and manages to create a UF/SciFi world where humans has mostly retreated to large cities and where nature is left in the hands of different clans of were-creatures. However there's also something alien and high-tech hunting in the great forests of the world. It's a beatiful backdrop to Mac and Adam's lov
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Ronda  Tutt
Aug 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Enjoyable but kind of an average rating read for me. The world building of the Pride Panther/Cougar Pack was very interesting. The romance between Mackenzie (Human/shape shifter) and Adam (were-panther) was just ok for me and I kept expecting more excitement between them.

I thought the author waited too long in the story to join them together. The erotic scenes were tasteful and pretty explicit but I got irritated throughout the book because as soon as they would start to get heated up and you t
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Reanna Hanley
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"If a man is all alone in the woods, and there's no woman around to hear him... is he still wrong?"
Mackenzie was changed into a shifter against her will. Beaten to within an inch of her life Van then turns her into a Southern Peninsula Panther. Seeking shelter Mackenzie is taken to the River Gap Conservation, a home to Jaguars and humans alike. River Gap offers protection to Mackenzie and also protection from herself. Learning to deal with the shift is extremely challenging, most go mad with the
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Ally
Dec 04, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, ebook, 2013
I wasn't over impressed with Heart's Sentinel. I read it thinking it would be a light, titillating read and something different from what I had being reading. Sadly it just didn't pass the mustard for me! It was too set on the overall storyline than the actual romance between the main couple. Also the secondary character, the man who attacked and Changed Mac just didn't seem creepy, scary or even insane enough for the story for my personal tastes.

It was more of a sweet, original style romance st
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Danielle
Jan 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this debut novel by PJ Schnyder. It was a nice departure from the typical werewolf books that are out right now (not that I don't love a good werewolf tale). There was steady action to keep the reader turning. The world building was woven in to the narrative naturally.

I highly recommend Heart's Sentinel to fans of paranormal romance. It's got powerful, sexy characters with a romantic tension that builds throughout the novel, but doesn't distract from the other issues at hand. And, of c
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Brittany
Jan 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-challenge
I really enjoyed the story. I loved the characters and their development and the mystery involved in the story. I loved the background hints about the world after the war. I hope that through the series we learn more about what happened and why and I definitely can't wait to find out more about the hunters. Fabulous debut book and I highly recommend.
Rebecca Douglas
Feb 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved, Loved, LOVED this book. Was so happy to find out that this was just the first of the series. Ms. Schnyder seems to have a knack for making someone fall in love with her characters.
Readsalot81
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, cute read. I'll definitely check out her other books! :)
Colleen
Nov 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once I finished reading this book, I immediately got the second one in the series. I loved the story. There were some major twists and turns that kept me glued to it.
Markéta
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mackenzie is a new Shapeshifter after a boyfriend does the unthinkable and turns her into a Shapeshifter, during a brutal attack. She is having a hard time coming to terms with her new body and all the changes that come with it. So she turns to the River Gap pride who has offered her guidance in learning the ways of a shifter.

Mackenzie is afraid to be around children or any human as she is afraid that she will brutally attack someone as her “sire” did.

Adam has been assigned to be Mackenzie’s men
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liz
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Mrs.Tee
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! Now I love my erotic shapeshifters, but this book had none of the face pace, hurry up I need in your pants SMUT!! But it was wonderful, I loved the goofy but powerful Hero. Even though you knew he liked the h from the start it was an "here take my sausage"..lol type of situation. The only thing I didn't like or maybe understand was exactly when did the h fall for the H. It was like one minute they were fighting the next she just loved him so much. Can't wait to read some additional b ...more
Vivi Dumas
Nov 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
PJ Schnyder builds an interesting post apocalyptic world with interesting characters you grow to love.
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Kimmyh
Apr 19, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stated off a bit clunky, but, got steadily better. So, verdict is I did like it and after reading the excerpt from the second story would read it if the opportunity arose.
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Born and raised in the North East, PJ Schnyder spent her childhood pretending to study for the SATs by reading every fantasy and sci-fi novel she could borrow from the local and school libraries. She scored fairly high in the verbal portion.

She was introduced to the wonderful world of romance a decade later by her best friend at an anime convention in Seattle.

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