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Conn

(Skin Walkers #5)

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Worn out and on the run, Aries Bracken’s life has quickly gone from bad to worse. Kidnapped by a team of mercenaries, she tries to convince their domineering commander that he has taken the wrong woman. She’ll play the helpless female until they slip up and when they do, she’ll be gone!

Skin Walker Commander Conn Drago’s mission was simple, retrieve the woman and deliver he
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Paperback, 360 pages
Published 2012 by Susan A Bliler
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Future Slayer Girl
Ok, so this book popped up as a recommended read on Amazon. Normally I ignore these because they are wrong for me. Or it just means I am going to spend more money--in this case I spent more money. I have to say this was a really interesting and unique concept. If I am being totally honest though there are a lot of plot holes on the story. We aren't really explained where the skin walkers come from, nor more detail about the 'halo' we are just told to understand and accept. I think with more book ...more
Barbara
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Barbara by: Future Slayer Girl
4.5 Stars!

Wow! I have to thank Future Slayer Girl for recommending (and loaning) this book to me. I absolutely devoured this world and its characters!

Commander Conn Drago is a Skin Walker (shape shifter) and mercenary for hire. He and his men are sent on a mission to retrieve a woman believed to be the sister of the man who hired them. Aries Bracken has been on the run and in hiding for years. She doesn’t know why someone is after her but she knows she must continue to use her wily skills to sta
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Josephine
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, favorites
Well, first of this book has to be one of the best of Susan Bliler's work! It has a great story plot and i highly recommend it. One glance at the cover and i really wasn't sure if it was the book for me, but i took a chance and I'm glad i did. This book is a really good romance novel with a great story line. Just don't judge it by it's cover otherwise you will get nowhere. Within this story it has a many characters and is a mixture of love and action with a lot of lust and desire.
The start of
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Hollie
Flowed well but overall very cliché

This was a fast paced read and continually held my interest, but storyline was a little too predictable and had more of juvenile feel to it.

Pros:
* A strong heroine
* Original storyline
* Fast paced plot

Cons:
* Insta-love to an extreme
* I didn’t get a feel for the characters - more depth would have been nice
* Easily predictable - you knew exactly how everything would play out (it just reminded me of so many other books I've read in the past)
* It seemed to lack a
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Coyora Dokusho
May 10, 2014 rated it liked it
This was the first book written chronologically, but it's a sequel to books that HAVEN'T BEEN WRITTEN YET. Yesssss, annoying... The world-building is slightly more in-depth than in "King" (the first book in the timeline), but with enough dangling plot threads to darn socks with, I am left unsatisfied. I'll probably read everything, but I'll put the series aside until the intervening books are written.

P.S. TYPOS!!! ravished instead of famished... REPEATEDLY, but it was funny so oh, well.
Megan Fall
I need more stars for this one! I can't believe how much I loved this book. I will definitely be looking for every book in this series. Susan is now a new favourite author of mine!
So, I Read This Book Today
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance
Recommended to So, I Read This Book Today by: Found it on my own
Aries! What a Heroine!! Honestly, I read this book quite some time ago. The first book in the series is King: Skin Walkers #1, but I found the second in the series Conn: Skin Walkers #2 and picked it up on a whim. I was so glad I did, as I was really tickled with that book, not because of Conn, the Skin Walker in question, but because of Aries Bracken, the heroine of the piece.Poor Aries, on the run and in hiding for years – and she doesn’t even know why. All she knows is that she is being hunte ...more
Claudia
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Conn, second book in the series Skin Walker.

Worn out and on the run, Aries Bracken’s life has quickly gone from bad to worse. Kidnapped by a team of mercenaries, she tries to convince their domineering commander that he has taken the wrong woman. She’ll play the helpless female until they slip up and when they do, she’ll be gone!

Skin Walker Commander Conn Drago’s mission was simple, retrieve the woman and deliver her for payment. However, he quickly discovers that not only is the beautiful and s
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BookBunny
Jun 05, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars (which I rounded down to 3, since I rounded up the other one by this author!)
Hmmm. I did enjoy this book, but it pushed a couple of my "annoying" buttons.

Plagiarising your own book.
this book
Stage four Walkers, like Conn, were much more advanced. They possessed the ability to shift to any form of animal for any length of time. Many believed that Stage four Walkers were psychic; however, it was simply their keen sense of smell that allowed them to read others emotions that gave most the
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Kristal
Jan 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Well I was pleasantly surprised by this book! Do not let the cover fool you....it is a paranormal romantic adventure.

Aries is on the run and has been for three years from an unknown enemy. Suddenly she's corned and has no way of escape, but its a new enemy that she faces-Conn. Conn is a Skin Walker, which means he can shift into animal form...any animal. There is an instant, unknown connection between them and Aries is pushed into a new world where Conn is her protector and she is his "angel".

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Crystal Callahan
Apr 15, 2014 rated it liked it
How to say this? It wasn't a good read, it wasn't a bad read, it was just a read. That's the best I can do. The plot idea was great. The story idea of Walkers was also great. But both lacked development. In truth the book was action with no passion. As for the grammar; well all the other reviews said it, get a new editor.

SPOILERS.
Now two things that really got to me:
1. The rut issue, claim her or rape her - I am so not ok with this. I've read many books were male had to claim female and never
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Priya
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing book, it was just
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It was a fantastic book and I didn't expect for this book that has such a dramatic twist in it, and that's where I really enjoyed this book.
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I loved Conn and Aries, they were an adorable couple and I loved it when she escaped from Conn. It's weird that I really liked that part but I really enjoyed it when the female characters take the male character by surprise and how he was really possessive over her. In the books, it seems really, extremely cute but if t
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Dawn
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
Conn is the fifth book in the Skin Walker series and focuses on Commander Conn Drago and Aries. The Commander and his team are sent out to retrieve Aries because she is believed to be the missing sister of the Skin Walkers. And since this is PNR you can guess what happens.

The thing is I did not really like the book. Aries is a funny character and I liked her but then she turns into a whimpering idiot. Is that a thing to be in love you have to loose sense of yourself? Anyway there is so much miss
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Amber Barr
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Age 18 and over
Susan A. Bliler’s “Conn” –Book 1 of the “Skinwalkers” series—is an action packed paranormal adventure filled with erotic thrills, sexy shifter hunks, and alarming danger at every turn. Ms. Bliler creates a complex cast of intriguing primary and secondary characters with mystical abilities and carnal impulses. Bliler’s writing style employs vivid imagery, which places the reader in the story feeling the pain, the anger, and the pleasure as though he or she were there. The action in “Conn” is swif ...more
LBell
Jan 03, 2014 rated it liked it
What I didn't know was this is the second book in the series. It definitely would have helped to know that.

A fee editing errors, but none that took away from the story for me.

The concept of the book was great and original. The characters were both likable. However, neither one really held my attention.

What did take away from the story was the feeling that it was rushed. I read such good recommendations from the amazon boards that I'm completely confused as to why they thought this book was so
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Judy
I liked the romance between Conn and Aries as well as the hot, possessive, alpha traits. I'm kind of new to the PNR world and I had just adjusted to shifters that shifted to just one animal, like a wolf. It kind of goes beyond my fantasy to understand being able to shift into any type of animal. Like I said this was a good alpha/romance with a pretty smart/strong h.
Trina
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
3.5*
Ellena deLeon
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book will pull every emotion that you feel out into the open while reading this unique and riveting storyline!

I absolutely loved reading this unique and lovingly crafted storyline that will make you laugh and cry and love every minute of it! The only thing that I wish for is books 3 & 4 to make it complete!

One of Your Greatest Fans,

Lena deLeon
lenadeleon2004.ld@gmail.com
poppy
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read love these guys
Stacey
Jan 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Another OK read for me. Found myself hating some of he other main characters in this. Not sure I want to keep reading the series.
Becca
So again the cover so misleading. When i first saw this cover i scuffed and said no thank you i don't do war books because thats an army man, with a huge ass gun and my my things yes that is a war book even if its called Skin Walkers. And i know that Skin Walker is another term that is used for werewolves, well not in this book, in this book it means that they are shape shifters who can change into any animal, and they have an animal instinct like werewolves usually do. So going to review now... ...more
Alma Pagan
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Skin Walkers MF series is an intriguing and a refreshing breath of air in the Paranormal shifter genre. Susan Bliler introduces her series with Conn Drago a man of integrity and dominant in his world. Trusted by his Alpha Monroe and followed by his elite warriors with no questions. Together they attempt to create a safe haven for their kind. As expected this series has an arch enemy called the Megalya, a Scientific based group that will go above and beyond to capture and destroy the Skin Walkers ...more
Tiffany
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
Overall Rating: 3.5/4

General Info: Skin Walkers Conn
Pub/Repub. date: 8/2012
Indie/Pub: Indie by Susan Bliler
Genre: PNR, mercenaries
Series/standalone: first in series Skin Walkers
Page length: 368
Epilogue:no

Book description: Aries Bracken in hiding in South America, knows someone is after her but not sure who or why. That's the first place I felt needed more explanation. Okay I get she's hiding, but is she just crazy paranoid? What would make her move so often& have multiple getaway plans? In c
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Ansu
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This seems to be a start to a great series. The characters and the world that is being created seems really interesting. I look forward to reading more on this series.

Why not a 5*?.
Two things really :

1. Once again the heroine fell short for me.

What annoyed me about Aries is when we first met her she was this feisty, strong and resourceful woman. Someone who was fearless but when she was taken from Conn she became meek, obedient, sacred, there was no fight in her. She was like a willing victim
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eRomantix
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Original post at http://eromantix.com/wordpress/

I liked both Conn and Aries. Aries is a competent switched on woman, who takes every opportunity that comes her way. Conn is a big, alpha protector who bends the rules for Aries. He is a bit clueless with women and not a great communicator. Gosh he doesn’t sound like most guys at all! But then he lives in an all male compound and heads a band of mercenary’s. So not a lot of opportunity to explore his feminine side.

Now lets look at some of the mytho
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Anja
Jan 27, 2015 marked it as to-read
Worn out and on the run, Aries Bracken’s life has quickly gone from bad to worse. Kidnapped by a team of mercenaries, she tries to convince their domineering commander that he has taken the wrong woman. She’ll play the helpless female until they slip up and when they do, she’ll be gone!

Skin Walker Commander Conn Drago’s mission was simple, retrieve the woman and deliver her for payment. However, he quickly discovers that not only is the beautiful and spirited Aries not the intended target; she’s
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Diana Rising
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shifters
This is such an unusual story. The Walkers (short for skin walkers) can take the forms of animals--as they get older, they can choose any animal they want to be. There are also other mystical things that make them different from the shifters in other stories. It is really cool.
I especially liked the heroine. At the start of the story she had been running from a stalker for years. Then a group of men come after her and capture her and she finds out about walkers and they take her to a place where
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Christine
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: x-botb-2014
I really, really wanted to like "Skin Walkers: Conn."

There's a lot to like in this book. Aries (funny choice for a girl's name), is a great heroine who's smart and determined. There's Conn, a yummy hero who's plenty hot, and action and suspense that keeps you turning the pages.

But sadly, there's a lot to not like: gaping plot holes, inconsistencies and continuity errors, and basic word usage, punctuation, and spelling errors that just ruin the reading experience -- surly is not the same as sur
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Lettee
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I absolutely LOVE Susan Bliler and her work! That being said, I really liked this 1st installment in her Skin Walkers Series. I will definitely be looking for her next installment(s).

I must say that I do wish it was a little longer. I feel like it could have had more put into it. (Example: The thoughts from Conn's point of view.) Yet, Susan may have her reasons for not doing this and maybe she is going to come out with a short Novella with Conn's thoughts. Maybe not. Either way, it was another g
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