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Librarian's note: This is an Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN: B00IFV9AXY.

It's said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn't have the ability to comprehend language?

Ehd's a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He's strong and int
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 312 pages
Published February 13th 2014 by Shay Savage, LLC
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Shay Savage Definitely read the author's notes (you can get that part in the Kindle preview without purchasing). If you are definitely looking for historical accu…moreDefinitely read the author's notes (you can get that part in the Kindle preview without purchasing). If you are definitely looking for historical accuracy, this isn't your book. It's meant to be fun, not accurate. Ehd isn't Neanderthal - he's Homo savage, my own creation for the sake of creating the atmosphere I wanted. :) (less)
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mark monday
ok I've been reading the reviews for this and am getting a little disturbed. reviewers are going on and on about how excited they are to read a romance that features a Neanderthal. come on, ladies. Neanderthals aren't even our own species! well I suppose they are a subspecies of the homo sapien. but still. I bet there's not a single Neanderthal in Transcendence.

now here is an example of a Neanderthal:

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do you seriously want that Neanderthal all over you? really?

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or how about this fellow...

Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Christy by: Jennifer Kyle
5 I Luffed this book Stars!

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Transcendence was unlike any book I have ever read. To be honest, after reading the blurb I wasn’t too sure if it sounded like something I would like. After hearing a few friends rave about it, I decided to give it a go. I’m so happy I did. A beautiful, moving, and original story told in the pov of Edh, our caveman.

Edh has been living alone for a long time. After his tribe was destroyed many seasons ago, he was the only survivor. Going at it alone isn’t easy. He l
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★★! Transcendence (stand-alone). Ehd & Beh’s epic love story set in pre-historic times!

“Love,” she whispers.
“Luffs!” I respond, and her smile brightens even more.”

Be-still-my-beating-heart! Transcendence (stand-alone) is an epic love saga in pre-historic times!

Story opens up to caveman Ehd, separated from his tribe, finding a peculiar woman in his trap, Elizabeth, Beh. His instinct is to protect her, his baser needs to put a baby in her, but his heart shows him how to
V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you to include it in the choice awards
Update 09-01-2017 A famous author whose name I won't mention because her fans are scary ;) borrowed heavily from this SELF-PUBLISHED book. Anyone who loves the words "my mate" repeated endlessly should read this book

Update October 11th. I wish more people knew about this book because I found no cheating and no slut shaming. Books that don't promote violence on women like Transcendence and are still steamy and compelling deserve more love.
Jared Padalecki as shaved Ehd



Before I write
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
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When I started reading Transcendence by Shay Savage, I thought I knew what to expect. I read the synopsis and knew the basics of the book. But…I was wrong. I was not prepared at all for this book. How it would make me both laugh and cry. At the intensity of the feelings it would evoke.

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Ehd is a caveman, and he is alone and so very lonely. He has been alone for a very long time. This last winter has been hard, but he wonders if maybe it was so hard because he is losing the will to survive
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
If I could give this more than 5 stars I would.

This was such a beautiful story. Ehd was such a "pure" character in the sense that he lived honestly and simply, according to his instincts and emotions. He never had ulterior motives. He just wanted Beh to be his mate and to provide for her and make a family with her.

Just the fact that Shay Savage was able to conceive and write this amazing story - a story in which there are only really two characters and virtually NO dialogue - is a testament to w
★★★★★ 4.5 stars!

What an amazing story! I absolutely LOVED everything about it. Once again, Shay Savage has delivered an outstanding male point of view that managed to keep me hooked from the moment I started reading it. And most of all, she has created another unique, swoon worthy hero that managed to sweep me off my feet with just a few of his many achingly sweet and adoringly funny gestures.
In essence, Transcendence is a love story but it is also a story about survival, communication, hope an
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 Stars!!


“Transcendence” by Shay Savage was unlike anything I have read. It was such a unique, beautiful, unforgettable, tough-provoking story. This book moved me to my core and it will stay with me for a long time. I love this author’s writing style. I really do. But I have to admit I was reluctant to start this book simply because it’s labeled as a historical romance. I have read a few historical romances, but honestly it’s not one of my favorite genre. So if you are like me and you don’t have
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-reads
Sometimes I read books just for the sheer hilarity. Or awesome riveting dialogue. Like the one heavily featured in this book:
"Ehd.... Beh..... Ehd..... Beh..... Ehd...... Beh...."
Irresistible, right? Right? Right? Right?... Bueller? Bueller?... Bueller?...

A young woman from our present is somehow transported into the prehistoric times and comes across an idealized version of a prehistoric man who is dead-set on sexxxing her up, after a thoughtful courtship, of course. Let me note that she
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite-authors
4 I just fell for a caveman stars

I will provide for her. I will give her anything she wants.

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to read a book that only has about 4 words of dialogue yet still love it?

Have you also ever wondered of what would happen if a prehistoric book mated with a Nicholas Sparks book?

If I was a fan of Shay Savage before reading this, I am now full on

This was an amazing, beautiful, one of a kind love story. It was unlike anything I have ever read and I doubt I'd rea
Belle Aurora
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5+ Stars! A book that will be forever in my heart...

What can I say about this mind-reeling book?

I promised myself to only read the first chapter to get a feel for it...
Yeah, right.
Four and a half hours later, I had murdered this book, and myself in the meantime.

Never have I had emotions pulled from me like I had with Transcendence.
I am still speechless.

It took me a little while to get used to the style of narration, but once I was in, I was IN. As in completely invested and wanting to learn more
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 "Ehd luffs Beh." stars

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We eat, I put my penis inside of her for a while, and then I fall back to sleep.

OMG this book blew me away. It has to be one of the most surprising and unique books I have ever read. This book is a funny, easy , feel good read. Ehd had some seriously sexy caveman charm. I loved him. Loved being in his head. God he had me laughing so hard at some of his thoughts. I loved Beh, loved their relationship. The only reason this book wasn't a 5 star for me is because I wou
Amy Harmon
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. Very different, very fresh. I tore through it and was very impressed by the sweetness and the originality of the story.
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
”My life with Beh was beautiful, trascending everything that set us apart from each other..."


"Hoh!" Shay Savage has written to PERFECTION the FIRST ALPHA. She takes us waaaay back in time to experience the love story of Ehd and Beh.

Ehd’s pov guides this whole story. He doesn’t possess the capacity for language. Needless to say, dialogue in this story is scarce.

Ehd lost his family and has been surviving on his own. Up until one day he finds a beautiful girl making noises caught in his pit t
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
The book that made me google The Sex Life of Early Humans. You’d be shocked by all the weird and revealing facts I found. Why, you learn something new every day.

A sexed up prehistoric romance told from the perspective of the male lead who doesn’t know how to speak because early humans don’t communicate through language and is horny all the time because he only has the brain capacity to mate, mate, and mate.

This book is undoubtedly odd. It’s unique in terms of the setting and time period, but eve
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shay Savage is master of writing untraditional, unconventional and unforgettable stories. And Transcedence definitely proves it.

What happens when lonely caveman Ehd finds strange girl near his cave? He takes her as his mate. But how will he make her like him when they cannot communicate? And so starts this original and exciting journey of two souls that might or might not be destined for each other...

Transcendence is one of the most unique and interesting books I have ever read. I’m not sure if
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I want to give this book more than 5 stars, it's just that good.

I will provide for her. I will protect her. I will give her anything she wants.

Transcendence is quite simply perfection, and right now, I want to rewind my life back to when I began reading it, when my expectations were at a manageable level, and my interest was mainly piqued because of an unusual synopsis, with it being very different to the books I have generally r
5 Hoh! Stars

My life with Beh was beautiful, transcending everything that set us apart from each other and bringing us together with our family and tribe.

What a truly beautiful and unique love story! I knew at some point I'd get around to reading this simply because the premise was too different for me to ignore, but the idea of the story narrated solely from the POV of a prehistoric dude had me doubting how much I'd enjoy it.

To be fair I don't REALLY know That much about the prehistoric-ish
✰ Liz ✰

~Re-read with my girl Sue 5/6/2016~

This book is simply stunning! The re-read only made me fall more in love with Ehd. This love story is timeless and unforgettable!~

REVIEW POSTED 10/17/2014
"I wrap my arms around her and twist our legs together as well, just for good measure. I want to make sure nothing can separate us. I want to be positive we will remain together forever."-Ehd


Who knew I would be completely held captive by a book told in the male PO
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed

Title: Transcendence
Series: Standalone (for now)
Author: Shay Savage
Release Date: February 14th , 2014
Rating: 2 stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

Shay Savage caught my attention with incredible as well as a little bit unbelievable idea, that totally did persuade me into reading Transcendence. I just couldn’t pass the opportunity to get my hands on a book about real caveman, could I? After reading so many delicious novels with alpha males aka modern cavemen, not diggi
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, fantasy
Re-read November 27th 2018 and loved it all over again!

was amazing and I kept thinking about it for days after finishing. It was an original story about survival and finding a love that “transcendences” time.

Ehd is a caveman alone and barely getting by. He has his own little cave and should be out preparing for the coming winter, but with being so lonely, he can’t quite muster up the will to get to it. This all changes when he discovers a girl, Elizabeth or “Beh” as he calls her, s
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OH. MY. GOD. I’m a puddle of feels!

This book was so beautiful. I loved it. Absolutely loved it! I can’t believe it took me so long to pick up this one! Ehd and Beh’s story touched my heart in every way. Despite my high expectations, I never expected Transcendence to literally blow my mind like this. It was such a wonderful story, so much so that it kept me glued to the pages until the end. I’ve officially become Shay Savage’s fan.

This is exactly what happened to me while I was reading this book—
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
WHERE ON EARTH DO I BEGIN? I do not want to ruin the experience, except to tell you to expect the unexpected! It was beautiful. It was thoughtful. It was remarkable.

Months ago, I remember seeing the title of this book and the 5 star ratings pop up on the Goodreads feed, but I never read the reviews. I decided at some point I would read it based on the ratings and because the cover totally intrigued me. Since I was "going in blind" and unfamiliar with this author, I concocted scenarios in my mind
Phuong ✯
I've been developing a kink love for ✨ barbarian ✨ novels. The part of me that has been slowing getting out of touch with humanity, because I've been staying at home too much this year, can absolutely relate … kidding.

Imagine living in the modern world, waiting in vain for your prince charming to sweep you off your feet and to find that one spark with another human being, just to realize that your soulmate is a human-like primate born in the prehistoric period. Awkward.

Written solely in the He
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
So I listened to this on audio and the narrator kept saying the girl’s name (Beth) as “bae” bc the main character doesn’t really know how to speak and I couldn’t stop giggling bc I kept picturing a prehistoric fuckboy and I just 😂😂 but anyway y’all this book was WILD. It felt a little long for my personal tastes but it was def hella smutty and also really... primal? Idk y’all this is one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read but I definitely didn’t hate it lmao
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader

Yes, its official. This book is still one of my favorites after 2 years of first reading it. This is such a beautiful story. So romantic and unique. I love Ehd! He is so sweet, hardworking and loyal. Beh is also great. I can't imagine going back in time to such a place, but she was very strong. She sacrificed a lot for love.

If you haven't read this book I encourage you to do so. I promise you'll fall in love with Ehd and his beautiful heart.

Original review

I read this book in 2015, bu
Georgia ♥
4 Caveman Style Stars

Ehd luffs Beh


When a man without a tribe find his mate at the bottom of his hunting pit, the real love adventure begins....


You think you 've met the ultimate alpha male?
You think you know what goes on inside his head?
You think you have trouble communicating with you man?


Ehd is a real, living and breathing caveman that the mate he was always expecting falls literally in his lap, or his pit but you catch my drift. She is not at all what he had in mind. She makes a l
Tough Critic Book Reviews
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
The original alpha....

It's no surprise that I was immediately drawn to this book due to the unusual nature of the synopsis. A synopsis that immediately made me stop and stare. Stare and contemplate. How in the hell is Shay Savage going to pull this off? Can it be pulled off? Curiosity....piqued.

Curiosity is what drove me to read Transcendence. Curiosity and a craving for something original. Originality is what stole my heart.

Ingeniously written, and creatively done. I. Was. Impressed.

Shay Sava
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
Safe to say I've never read anything like this before. Ehd and Elizabeth's story was truly one of a kind!

For a human like primate aka Homo savage (the writer's words, not mine), Ehd is surprisingly gentle. And kinda adorable. I loved seeing everything through his eyes, inspite of the lack of conversation. It did take me a while to get used to the narrative, since he rarely thinks about anything other than "putting a baby" in his mate, but I was astonished by how tender hearted he really was. To
It's official: I've fallen in love with a caveman...
My life with Beh was beautiful, transcending everything that set us apart from each other.
It's hard to write a review when you're absolutely blown away... and that is precisely what has happened with this book...

Before I started reading Transcendence, I believed the following:
I thought it was impossible to have a full length novel where there are less than six words of dialogue spoken between the characters.

IF you managed to write
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Shay Savage is an independent author from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. Her hobbies include off-roading in her big, yellow Jeep, science fiction in all forms, and soccer. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot ...more

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“I wonder what I will do if she doesn't wake up, and I don't have an answer. As I lie back down next to her and pull her into my arms, my stomach growls, and suddenly I know exactly what I will do. If she doesn't wake up, then I will just lie with her until I don't wake up either.” 118 likes
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