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Shadow Cat

(Striped Ones #1)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Eric Randall's plan is simple-fix the mess his researchers have created in Malaysia, experience the pleasures the country has to offer, and return to the comforts of America. All it takes is one beautiful aborigine, and Eric finds himself stranded in a world of Malaysian myths and legends. A novice shaman amongst her people, Berani is free and independent. Yet all is not w ...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published February 7th 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 7th 2011)
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Apr 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What a steamy read this was! This book has a very different storyline then I am use to. Which of course I find completely refreshing! It takes place in Malaysia. Which is a 1st for me. I loved hearing the beautifully described tropical rain forest, full of histories and colorful culture. The main characters are Berani who is a Whertiger, and down to earth Eric are drawn to each other so strongly. Despite their language barrier, they somehow found a way to communicate. I Don’t forget Brian. I lov ...more
Feb 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reena Jacobs gives us a different storyline, the story takes place in the beautifully described country of Malaysia. Eric the CEO of his pharmaceutical company as to travel to the country to try and save the research his company botched. At the same time he is avoiding his girlfriend and the pressures of getting married. He feels that this trip can be a vacation. Little does he know that's the last thing he will have. Eric meets Berani and that when things get more complicated. Berani is a tiger ...more
Reena Jacobs
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary fantasy with lots of romance and erotica.
Shelves: 2011-reads, indie
I absolutely loved this book. It's erotic, exotic, and full of suspense. Don't let me spoil it for you, try it out yourself! Okay, okay. I'm a bit bias on this one. I wrote. I admit it. But don't let that hold you back.
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Shadow Cat is a paranormal romance with an exotic setting and intriguing myth that gives it an edge in this crowded genre.
In the lush tropical rainforest of Malaysia, clans of wehr-tigers defend their territory against human encroachment. Berani, a female 'orang belang', is incensed by the encampment of humans who have destroyed a section of the jungle and is determined to drive them away.
Eric has inherited his grandfather's pharmaceutical company and is desperate to prove himself in his
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
“O tiger's heart wrapped in a woman's hide!” - William Shakespeare

Nora Tech Pharmaceuticals is in dire straits. researchers who were sent to the Endau Rompin Rainforest in Malaysia have been deported after they lost their government permits to operate in the area. stocks are plummeting and a hostile company takeover appears imminent. with his friend and assistant Bryan Hayes, CEO Erickson Randall decides to go to Malaysia to oversee the research operations and have a much needed vacation. every
Mar 23, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shadow Cat is a paranormal romance that takes place in the Malaysian rain forest. I absolutely loved the background setting to this novel. There is something so mysterious and alluring about the rain forest. I really enjoyed this aspect of the novel because the rain forest is a character in itself. It is home to the rare tribe of wehr-tigers, that are hidden deep in the forest. Legends and myths tell of their existence. Berani is a wehr tiger who is strong, fearless, and protective of those she ...more
Berani is incensed about the systematic devastation of the Malaysian rainforest. As the habitat is destroyed her people, the were-tigers are being pushed ever closer toward extinction.

Hoping for a few days of rest and relaxation following his recent breakup with his ambitious and greedy girlfriend, Eric Randall accepts his friend’s invitation to personally oversee his company’s Malaysian research team and be on-site to facilitate the strained relations between the government and the scientists.
Mar 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ericson Randall, the CEO of Nora Tech Pharmaceuticals, needs for the scientific expedition to the rainforest of Malayasia to go without a hitch, because his position in the company may depend on it. Unfortunately, the researchers are thrown out of the country after destroying a section of rainforest. When his assisstant, Bryan Hayes, suggests that Eric journey with him to Malaysia, Eric sees a way out of a sticky situation at home and a way to straighten out his Malaysian problems.

Berani, a tig
Apr 28, 2011 rated it liked it
I have to say Ms. Jacobs did a wonderful job making me feel like I was part of the story. I felt what the characters felt, I almost felt like I was there with them and that is rare! I loved the descriptions of Malaysia the jungle scenes were beautifully written. The characters Berani who is a Whertiger, and Eric a CEO of a Pharmaceuticals company are drawn to each other so strongly so strongly that language doesn't hinder this romance. A romance that is hawt and hevy throughout the book even whe ...more
Aug 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Shadow Cat. It took me a little longer to read than most books, but I got side tracked. What can I say, it happens.

The imagery that Reena creates in her description of the rain forest in Malaysia is amazing. There is basically something in this one for everyone. Action, romance mystery and yeah a fair amount of erotica. It all fits though and the story wouldn’t have been the same without all the elements involved.

If I had one complaint about Shadow Cat, it would be that Eric’s
Donna (BLHmistress)
The blurb got me intrigued and the story pulled me in , I read this in one setting. I loved that it was such a different twist, almost reminded me of Tarzan and Jane but set in the tropical Rain Forest of Malaysia.

I loved the very unique love story between Eric and Berani, I immediately felt the connection of both characters. Eric, his frustration in saving his family's company and Berani's strong intent in saving her home.

Throw in shifters and it makes for a wonderful told story. D
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shadow Cat is a very erotic and suspenseful shifter romance that takes place in the rainforest of Malaysia. The characters are well developed, and the romance between Eric and Berani is hot and exciting!

I very much enjoyed the descriptive writing in this book, and could clearly envision the characters in their environment. I also liked the Malay legends that were incorporated into the story as they added more suspense. Reena Jacobs obviously spent a lot of time creating this story, and did the
Mar 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book!!! I couldn't put the book down!! This book had a little of everything, romance, suspense, mystery, comedy, and little erotic. The storyline was really good, I'm really hoping Mrs.Jacobs is going to continue this in a series..... I'm curious what will happen with Bryan, Pejuang, and Mujur. I think it would be really interesting to see Eric and Berani going to the city though!!!!

I would like to thank you for the book, I really liked it!!!

Missy Donovan
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-read
The first chapter had me on the hook! I appreciate a story that starts out so intensely. I became involved to the point that I was frustrated with the two main characters and there inability to speak to each other (different languages) - this is one of the ways that tells me I'm reading a good book - too much involvement! I also liked that the author was descriptive and not too wordy. I've already recommended this to my friends who appreciate paranormal romances.
Mar 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author was kind enough to send an eBook copy to me and I am ready to journey back into the jungle (and the city) to continue enjoying this world! I definitely recommend this book for those who like their erotica liberally laced with chases, fights, and scary monsters.
Jan 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Received for Review from Author
Actual Rating 3.5 (Goodreads needs to get on the half train already)
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What I Loved: Berani and Eric created a very a unique yet fantastic love story. They were meant for each other despite their differences. I also adored Bryan and the roll he played in both with their love story and the overall arc story. The trials and tribulations these 3 faced were monumental but they worked through them all. I thought the "medi
Jun 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was sent this book from the author. The main characters in this story are Berani a wehr-tiger/shaman she is a very strong woman and her character is very independent and nurturing and Eric a stressed out workaholic who has taken over his grandfathers pharmaceutical company, he is in over his head and the company is in trouble. Eric and his friend, work associate Bryan, go to Malaysia to fix a company issue they are having. I love the world that Ms. Jacobs has created within our real world it g ...more
Ria Cruz
Reviewed by request of author.

Shadow Cat by Reena Jacobs is a paranormal erotic romance that takes place in the Malaysian rain forest. On a research expedition that pharmaceutical CEO Eric Randall meant to be a working vacation and an attempt to get away from a marriage obsessed girlfriend, he finds himself drawn to a beautiful native, attacked, left for dead and then rescued by our heroine. Berani is a Kemering (wehr-tiger) and healer who is trying to get the researchers off her lan
Mar 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Ok, Since the author gave me this book (which by the way THANK YOU SO MUCH) I wanted to be as honest as possible. From the beginning, I was thrown off by the idea of Wehr-tigers! I don't know what I expected, but I wasn't expecting such an extreme case of wehr-tigers. Once I got through the initial shock of the shifter woman, I was intrigued by the intense desire. The desire written in this book was awesome. That alone kept me flipping the pages. I loved the raw passion between the characters. A ...more
Feb 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Intriguing, adventure in the jungle. Hot sexy man and a wehr-tiger in heat. A steamy mix when thrown together, struggling to survive.
This book is well-written, and kept my interest from the first to the last. The different native vegetation being used as natural healers was a plus in this story. The only thing I wasn't too fond of was the weird "bad" thingy that was described sort of as a vampire type creature with no skin - YUCK. But, then that was part of the danger surrounding Berani's
Shadowstorm Norwicca
I will say this was an interesting book. I know I give it three stars, but it was interesting nonetheless. Eric and Berani love was written extremely well. It was believable without any doubt. The erotic love scenes were amazing. Now where I was lost was in between those scenes there was a lot that I felt was missing and a lot of confusion. I did go back and read the book again, but I was left feeling like the shapeshifter story wasn't one that I was drawn into as a good story, but the story had ...more
Aug 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
I love the Orang belang story, but missed a little more of romance.

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Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
Jul 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book's blurb led one to expect a nice little story about were tigers. It said nothing about all the bestiality porn. I am disgusted and could not finish it.
review forthcoming.
Feb 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Eric Randall went to fix a mess and ended up in a bigger mess. He gained a soul mate and much much more. It was suspenseful, erotic, a very good read.
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Reena Jacobs is just your typical writer who loves to see her words in print. As an avid reader, she’s known to hoard books and begs her husband regularly for “just one more purchase.” Her home life is filled with days chasing her preschooler and nights harassing her husband. Between it all, she squeezes in time for writing and growling at the dog.