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Unleashed (The Amoveo Legend #1)

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Book 1 of The Amoveo Legend

What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you'd ever imagined...

Samantha Logan's childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reel
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ebook, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published May 19th 2009)
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Kathryn
Samantha Logan is an artist that didn't make it in the big city and has decided to go back home to live with her grandmother. Something is drawing her back there. She finds out that the mansion next door has recently been occupied by the son of the people who owned it before, Malcolm, and he's gorgeous. She feels an attraction to Malcolm that she can't explain and starts having dreams about him. Sara learns secrets about her family's past, how they are linked to Malcolm and the threat that looms ...more
Erica
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow that was awesome!!!

Read the first chapter of this and just had to buy both installments. This first one does not disappoint. I loved it!

Characters are explained beautifully. The story is captivating and fast paced I could not put it down.

I loved that Sam wasn't a whiny overprivledged character, she was strong willed and her temper cracked me up. Malcolm was all out hot, even though he knew who Sam truly was he never pushed her into anything and went out of his way to make her safe.

I like th
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Sara Humphreys
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I hope the readers will enjoy Samantha and Malcolm's story. This is the first book in the Amoveo Legend series. If you love shapeshifters and true love...then I hope you'll check it out.
Amber
One of the best shapeshifter books I have read! If you are looking for a fun, sexy read with shapeshifters that also have magic then give this book a go.

I picked this book up at the library after reading the back cover. I really loved the whole entire book. The book put a whole new spin on the world of shapeshifters or should I say the Amoveo. The Amoveo are an ancient race of shapeshifters who have a wide range of abilities, for example with a wave of their hand they can light a fire, that is n
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Lucy Dosch
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the world created by Sara Humphreys, shapeshifters live quietly among us. They are the Amoveo and there are ten clans, including lions, tigers, coyotes, foxes, bears, eagles, gyrfalcon, but the wolf clan is all but extinct.

What Samantha Logan doesn’t know yet is that she is a half-breed. Her father was the last of the wolf clan and her mother was a human with psychic gifts. Her dreams have been leading her back home to her family’s Rhode Island beach house.

Malcolm Drew has been waiting from
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Shari Kay
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-uf
2.5 ✭

I've had this book on my e-reader for a very long time. It's not a bad book. I can't really put my finger on why I didn't connect with Ms. Humphreys characters or her story, but I ...didn't.

There was a uniqueness in the plot which I give the author credit for: how many Eagle shifters have you ever read about? But I just never warmed up to Samantha. She was...abrasive? Immature? Drama queen? I'm not sure those are the right words, but she definitely rubbed me the wrong way. Malcolm was okay
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Ns
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unleashed introduces a fascinating paranormal race of shapeshifters. The Amoveo are comprised of different animals clans, from bears, eagles, foxes, wolves and much more. Aside from shapeshifting, an Amoveo can communicate telepathically, has the power of visualization and can travel at the speed of thought. Every Amoveo has a mate that they connect with in the dream realm. When a couple mates, their individual powers are strengthened, but being mated does make them more vulnerable, because shou ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

A Long and Short of It "BEST BOOK"

The characters within this story will be running through my mind indefinitely. Unleashed is the type of story you think about months and even years later and decide you must read it again.

Amoveo’s are like shape shifters but much more. With the paranormal romance industry booming, it can be difficult to find a story that distinguishes itself from the thousands of others, but this story has done so. I
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Lindsey
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Samantha Jane Logan is an artist living in New York City that has been haunted by the same of dreams. In her dreams there is a man, but she can never quite see who he is, but she is drawn to him. Her life in NYC is just not going as she pleases, with theses intense dreams creeping in every night she longs for and sense she needs to be there. Samantha packs her VW Red Bug and heads home to Rhode Island and back to the comforts of her childhood home, with her Nonie (grandmother).

Malcolm Drew is an
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Miki
May 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captivating and original. Sara Humphreys managed to create a universe really interesting with shapeshifters yes but not the most common ones and that’s really refreshing. Here the Amoveo, kind of shapeshifter with magical abilities, are structured in ten clans: eagle, bear, fox etc with a Prince at the top of the “hierarchy”. Even better cross mating can happens and the child with have one of other clan from his parents so you don’t know which one until the first change.

So far also, nothing is s
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Melissa
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a lover of most paranormal reads. And this book is a different twist of shapeshifters. I will admit that this is one of those books that I bought because I couldn't find what I was looking for. So I was browsing the shelves and this book caught my eye. When not knowing what to get, I scan the shelves and see what is eye catching. This cover caught my eye. The hunky male chest, the beautiful winged bird and the amazing light colors of blue were beautiful. I read the back and thought this loo ...more
Kristina
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lately I had been craving a really good shifter book. I've been stuck on Vamps/angels/demons/ect. for a while and needed something new and fresh! That is exactly what I got with Unleashed and more!

Unleashed is Sara Humphreys' first published book and it is beyond fabulous! This is the first book in the Amoveo Legend series and it is a great kick-off for the series! There is great world building and character development.

Sara has created a fascinating new kind of shifters. Ten different clans all
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Nicole Laverdure
Breathless paranormal romance
I saw Sara Humphrey' s Amoveo Legend series on a blog and got hooked by the covers of her books and the excerpts that I read. I just love her SHAPE SHIFTERS. First, I read UNDENIED, a short novella, to give me a glimpse and discovered a fast-paced paranormal romance like I love them. Now, I just finished her first book UNLEASHED and discovered a "new-to-me" author that I really love because of her style of writing and the world she created for her Amoveo legend. I co
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Sebrina
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book! Can't say it enough, and can not wait for Untouched in 2012.
Sam is just your ordinary gal looking for the same thing as others, her career to take off and to find that special man.
Malcolm is unlike most men in many ways, but like them in others. Fiercely protective, knows who and what he wants, and goes for it. The two of them together makes perfect sense.
I knew throughout reading that we would encounter the 'bad guy', but at every turn my mind was being changed ab
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Margaret
Dec 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is awsome!!!!! It is completely different from other shifter books that i have read. It is non stop action and adventure with love thrown in. I could not stop reading this. I always wanted to know what was going to happen next. Having an extremely hot hero helps too.
I am in love with Malcolm. He is the hero of the book. He has a posessive side for those for whom he cares about. But he does have a loving side for Samantha. You know hoe much he loves her. His nickname for her says it all
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D.G.
Unleashed was completely unoriginal and predictable with a bland couple and even blander plot that could have come out of at least 100 PNRs. The writing style was choppy and brusque with ends of chapters that were uninspired and didn't make me want to read more. I finished it because I had it at 1.5x speed and the narration wasn't half bad.

Neither continuing with this series or reading this author again.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Boring and predictable. I've read so many stories like this one, and I'm not impressed.

Read as part of my RT reading challenge, my quest to read new authors before the convention (https://www.rtconvention.com).
Aurian Booklover
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Did I buy this book for its cover? Yes, perhaps I did. So I am glad to be able to tell you, that the story is well worth it. I enjoyed discovering the world of the Amoveo very much.

Sam has been trying to make a living as an artist, a painter, in New York City for years. Waiting tables to make enough money to live in a small apartment. But success is not on the horizon yet, and she has been dreaming of home lately. And so she decided it was time to stop waiting for life to happen and go back home
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Shauni
Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Welcome to the world of the Amoveo.. Sara Humphreys creates a wonderful world full of rich characters with a lush sensuality.

Imagine if you will a place where shifters abide alongside humans. I know not so hard to imagine these days. The Amoveo are a breed of shifters that are bound by fate to their soul mate. There is only one in the entire world for them (I always wonder if there are actually more that could become soul mates but when you find one you instantly bond.. what would happen if you
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Bookaholics
Sep 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unleashed by Sara Humphreys
Paranormal Romance – Oct. 1st, 2011
4 stars

A stunning new shifter series will thrill paranormal fans who love the genre.

Samantha failed as an artist in N.Y.. Discouraged, she returns back home to lick her wounds. However, the mysterious and primal new neighbor named Malcolm catches her eye. Soon Malcolm is explaining to her the secret of her heritage. She is actually part Amoveo. A race of rare shifters. And she is the last of the wolf clan and can actually turn into a
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Visionary
Sep 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New to me author * winks * and I got the privilege to read the ARC. The beginning starts out slow but this is to be expected for the first book in any series. Sara does a complete and wonderful job of setting up the background of The Amoveo. Then the story gains it’s momentum, drawing you in to read more about Malcolm and Samantha.

This book is for anyone who loves animal shape-shifter stories. The history of The Amoveo is important, so do not try to skip or skim those parts. Else you would not
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Laurie
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unleashed is an amazing book of sexy shape-shifters, romance, danger and love. I really enjoyed this first book in the new Amoveo series, shifters with incredible powers. This book focuses on Samantha Logan who is, unbeknownst to her, the last of the wolf clan. She is also one of a kind, half wolf and half human. She begins having dreams of a man she can’t see and of moving back to her childhood home. After having been in NYC trying to make it as an artist and failing, she decided a new start is ...more
Julia
Oct 30, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unleashed is a refreshing read for those of us who enjoy shifters. This book is just fun- I just liked it, plain and simple. The author did a fabulous job with her descriptions, I felt like I was in Sam's studio, standing next to her, staring at her paintings. The story leaped out at me and off the pages.

The characters were absolutely enthralling and three dimensional- especially Sam's gram. She was hilarious and witty. And I may as well add that Sam is incredibly likeable (though I didn't find
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Anna
Sep 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Samantha has had enough of New York. Enough of not selling her art and enough of not finding Mr. Right, so she moves back home. She has definitely noticed some changes. Like her sexy neighbor Malcolm.

Malcolm tells her of the shape-shifting Amoveo clans and it seems unbelievable to her. That they really exists and she is one of them. An Amoveo hasn't been attacked or killed since Sam's parents. But with her return she's in much danger. The enemy has their sights set on both her and Malcolm.

I'm a
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Audra
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I'm so glad I'm on vacation! I started reading Unleashed last night and it was so good I couldn't put it down until I just finished it. Just as I suspected, this book was AWESOME! It was just as good if not better than Untamed. No need in waiting to buy the downloads for Untouched & Undenied. However, Undone doesn’t come out until May 7, 2013 Bummer! After reading only two books by Sara Humphreys I can safely say she’s a favorite and in the same category as my other favorite authors, Tessa D ...more
evolvhealth4u Miller
I was fortuned to have the privilege to read the ARC. This is a must read on your list Having read the original Amoveo Legacy and now the new version Unleashed was wonderful to see the changes and have the story develop and grow so amazing! Sara draws you into the story! It is so intoxicating that you find yourself on the sidelines like you are seeing it unfold before your eyes.
Sam finds herself attractive to Malcom not knowing he is her mate. Malcom has to convince her to trust him and introduc
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Franjessca
4.5 stars
Review can be found on Book Lovin Mamas

I love diving into books that involve shapeshifters. I definitely do not regret one bit about losing sleep at night so I can read this book. Thank goodness for coffee in the morning to keep me going.
Sara has created a whole entire different world of shapeshifters that I’m not used to reading. Bring on clans of different species of shapeshifters and that is what the Amoveo is all about. I love it!!
”Unleashed” tells the story of Samantha and Malco
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Terra
Sep 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story got better as you read further. A bit slow in the beginning but that is only due to needing to set up the background of our characters. History is a must where our hero and heroine are concerned.

Samantha returns home to her grandmother following a strange and compelling set of dreams that seem to pull at her like a magnet. Her mother and father died when she was young so she really doesn't know anything of her heritage and that will become quite a problem as the story unfolds and gets
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Michelle
Sep 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unleashed is the first book in The Amoveo Legacy series by Sara Humphreys and a Romance from SourceBooks Casablanca.

Book Blurb:

What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you’d ever imagined...

Samantha Logan’s childhood home has always been a have, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells
...more
Brenda Demko
Sep 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I really, really enjoyed reading Unleashed by Sara Humphreys! It is a first book in a new series about the Amoveo. Amoveo are a different type of shifter. They are made up of 10 clans or types of animal. This book focuses on Samantha Logan who is the last of the wolf clan, unbeknownst to her. It begins in NYC. She is an artist trying to sell her art and failing. She decides to go back "home" to be with her grandmother. After she is home, she meets Malcolm Drew. Malcolm is an Amoveo from the gold ...more
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