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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 intelligent, but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful youn
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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…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
Feb 03, 2014 rated it liked it
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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Christy
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 longs for comp
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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 love her and be a family.

We get to follow Ehd and Beh through their out-of-times meetintimes!
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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

ORIGINAL REVIEW

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

ORIGINAL REVIEW

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Before I write my review of Surviving Raine it's fair that I review one of my 2015 favorites. I re-read Trascendence because I wanted to have a feel of the author's style before I dived into Survaiving Raine. My conclusion? I'm a huge fan Of Mrs. Savage. (Update Oct 10th, Not anymore after I tried her scifi books and read the spoilers for Surviving Raine sequels , but this book is fantastic)

We meet Ehd, a caveman who lives in the Ice-Age. He's also the loneliest man on the planet. He lost his tribe to a fire, all his family. He has struggled to survive these rough times. He doesn't have much of a life. He's SURVIVING. He hadn't seen another human being for a long time and Ehd's starting to think that he'll be alone forever.

A modern-day girl named Elizabeth appears magically. It's never clear how that happens but you can imagine the 20000 years age of cultural differences that separte these soon-to-be-couple. Ehd is determined to mate with her and surely you understand all the sexy implications of that decision.
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Or should I say instict? Because Ehd is a very primitive man whose actions are driven by instict and eventually by LOVE.


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He'll provide for her, he'll protect her from harm and he'll put a baby on her. A baby! That's cute and sexy at the same time.

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What I love about this book is that we are all the time on Ehd's mind and his train of thought is amazing. He's naive, but strong, and he falls in love hard for his mate. He's extremely repetitive. My mate, I have to provide for my mate, she is my mate my mate is weird, I want my mate with me, I have to protect my mate . It's really primitive, cute and charming at the same time.

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I love how this couple falls for each other slowly, how they solve their cultural differences and how, what started as a very instictive desire (I have to put a baby on her) ended up in a love that TRASCENDS THE TIME. Love trascends everything. I think just the title was so full of promise and the book delivered.

The steamy scenes are full of that longing, cuteness and awkwardness of two virgin people who are learning to love. That's the reason I read New Adult and Classic romance. This kind of storyline is always so romantic because it's like inexperience is another burden for a couple to overcome and when they do it correctly is always so romantic. Beh and Ehd journey to survive the harsh times they live in and at the same time discover love is one of the best I've read. It's beautiful.

My only minor complain about the book is that perhaps just a little less sex would have worked better for me, and a I wish there had beem a little bit of Beh's perspective. That would have made a huge difference in an already-awesome-book, but at the end I don't care. I just started to try to put bookmarks on my favorite lines and without meaning it, I ended up re-reading the whole book. FOR THE THIRD TIME. I have a lot of homework and tons of books to read, but couldn't stop. That's how much I love this book and why is one of 2015 favorites.

I have to appreciate how cute this story was and I can't describe it in words properly. I just love how original this is. No billionaires, no tattoed boys, no clones of Anastasia steele or aby abernathy OR bELLA Swan. The two characters feel real and refreshing. You have to suspend disbelief a lot, because some times Ehd is just too perfect and the traveling from one age to the other is not explained, but who cares? The book is an incredibly, fast-paced journey.

If you haven't read this book, what are you waiting for? Even if you don't like fantasy book and prefer a contemporary setting perhaps you will enjoy Shay Savage's contemporary romances. I know I did.
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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 l
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Debra
★★★★★ 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 and the courage to fight
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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 dialog
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✦❋Arianna✦❋
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 Stars!!

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“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 romancclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
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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 washeart...
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
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?

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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 thoug
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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..."

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"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 trap. She is dressed oddly and uttering s
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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.
Nataliya
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
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 seems more attracted t
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Lucia
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...

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 there is something similar out there. It was extremely fascinating experience to read about real caveman, his thinking, his way of living. And the most surprising thing of all? The fact that Ehd was sweet, caring and very sensitive person.

Yes, Ehd was manly man and made me laugh quite often with the way he was seeing things. I am used to jerk-like arrogant heroes in Mrs. Savage’s books and I love them. But Ehd was nothing like that. Yet, he really grew on me quickly and made an excellent narrator for this story.



But most importantly, Transcendence is an epic love story. Sounds unbeliavable when it comes to pre-historic times? This fictional story proves that true love can overcome all differences. It was emotional and all kinds of beautiful.

And a little note/fact/warning about this book so it does not catch you unprepared. Taking into consideration that we are talking about pre-historic times in this book, there is visible lack of real dialogues, conversations or direct speech. But believe me, it does not reduce the captivity of this novel. On contrary, it makes it even more special and unique!

*ARC provided by author as an exchange for honest review*

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Claire Robinson
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ITS LIVE....IF YOU BUY ONE BOOK THIS YEAR IT NEEDS TO BE THIS ONE!.

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/>I
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Jen
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 era.



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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!~
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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


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Who knew I would be completely held captive by a book told in the male POV, with only a few words of dialogue, and set back in the caveman days? Transcendence is po
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Patrycja
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?No
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Alp
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
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♥Rachel♥
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
Re-read November 27th 2018 and loved it all over again!

Transcendence
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 cal
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KAS
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 scenario
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~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Re-read.

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

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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 Savage not only de
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Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
4 Caveman Style Stars

Ehd luffs Beh


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

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Sh3lly
WARNING: May induce severe ugly crying.



Wow. This book. Talk about a surprise. I was enjoying the story, but not loving it, up until about the 70% mark and then it just suddenly became this incredibly rich and emotional story that caused me to literally sob. I had to stop at 95% and wait to finish it when I could compose myself enough to carry on. This has never happened to me before when reading a book. (Yeah, there are several movi
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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
Shurrn
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 spbook...
Before
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Shay Savage
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This will be out mid February! Watch for the cover reveal!

Summary:
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 intelligent, but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it’s obvious to
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Transcendence
Author – Shay Savage
Publication Date – February 14, 2014
Type – Stand-Alone
Genre –Romance
Rating – 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars

Book provided by Author (part of Release Blitz) in exchange for an honest review.



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Different.....fun....side splitting....tears.....eye rolling ------ all packed into a story.

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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
“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.” 117 likes
“My life with Beh was beautiful, transcending everything that set us apart from each other.” 67 likes
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