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Infected: Paris (Infected 0.5)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  256 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds.

Roan is working a frustrating stalker case, with no shortage of suspects and little solid evidence, when he comes across a startling eyewitness living in his car across the street from the scene. A ti
ebook, 120 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by DSP Publications
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Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

It's great to be with Roan and Paris again!

This has been a really great series and it was great to go back and find out how Roan and Paris met. As with all the other books in this series the writing is great, the characters are amazing, the whole world Andrea has created is incredible. About the only bad thing about the book, it's just too short!

If you haven't read the series I really encourage you to pick it up and give it a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Rosa, really

When I finished this story I was satisfied and happy and yet disappointed as well.

Is that possible? Well, yeah, I'm writing it so of course it is.

I'm so happy that Andrea Speed made her readers wishes come true by writing the story of how Roan and Paris got together. Any time I spend with Roan is well-spent, especially when he's pissed and sarcastic. In Infected: Paris Roan gets to tell off at least 2 scumbags (one a lowlife jerk and the other a rich, privileged jackass) and it is so satisfying
Kaje Harper
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, m-m, mystery
This is the prequel to the existing Infected paranormal/mystery series. Here we see private investigator and lion shifter Roan meeting Paris - a down-on-his-luck tiger-strain, in the clash of stoic black humor and dazzling desperation from characters we will come to love. With a little mystery on the side, of course. Could you start the series here? I'm not certain because I've read the books enough to not be able to envision how this would sound without the foreknowledge of who Paris will be ...more
Feb 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-pn, fr
How did Roan and Paris get together? Well, it went a little like this...

It starts with a case Roan is working as a private detective and then spirals until it pulls in all the relevant issues both dealing with the AU setup and introducing the guys for the first time. I loved Paris and Roan, so I was eager to find out more about them. There's a small case to solve and a lead in to the first book in the series: INFECTED, and in between that there's the tidbits and meetings that flesh out how Paris
3.5 stars

I really love Infected series by Andrea Speed -- and I admit, for someone who don't exactly re-read books, I found myself coming back to this world time and time again (though not book #1 and #2, my heart can't take it!!). So when Andrea Speed announced the sort-of prequel to the series, I couldn't wait to get my grabby hands on it.

Initially -- without reading the blurb, just by the title -- I thought that the story would be written from Paris's perspective. It made me quite excited bec
Jason Bradley
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, ebook, shapeshifters
A nice extra glimpse at Paris. I want more of them. :(
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
I was shocked, but ecstatic, when I discovered that Andrea Speed had returned to her 'Infected' world and given me something I thought I'd never have - the story of Roan and Paris. If you've read the entire series, then you know Paris's story, but this is where they met, where they fell in love, and is the background I was always hungering for. I'll say it in advance, thank you, Andrea.

It was fabulous, and heartbreaking, to witness Roan and Paris's first meeting. Roan is a private investigator w
While I dearly love this series and am a huge fan of this tremendously talented author, I'm not sure why Andrea Speed felt it necessary to write this short story. (view spoiler) This prequel felt an afterthought, and I still can't figure out why she wrote it. None of the characters shone like they did in the series. It was half a story at b ...more
For those who haven't read any books in the series, it's okay to start here. You'll get a really good understanding of both the world and the main characters involved.

It starts off with Roan working a case as a private detective that's a great lead in to the first book of the series: Infected. It's a glance into how Roan found Paris and all of their great meetings and interactions. You learn all their personality traits and quirks, I really loved this look into how they came together.

To be hon
Linda ~ chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny ~
This prequel novella shows us how Paris and Roan first met, and it's very sweet. We get to see a little bit more of Dee as well, and how he and Roan function as friends. It also has a pretty good mystery in it, and we get to see the first whispers of the Divine Transformation, though no Eli in this book.

This was written some time after the series started and it shows, to a degree. The editing is better. There are less unidentified "he"s in this one and I only spotted one simile that made no sen
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I would have liked to see more of Paris - the story was mostly centered on the case Roan was working on -, but it was still very nice to see him and Roan again. I have to say, the circumstances of their meeting took me by surprise - I was expecting something more dramatic -, but the way they got to know each other and their relationship developed was quite believable and beautiful to observe. (view spoiler) ...more
Feb 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Paris & Roan are in my top 10 fav couples & I'm so glad that I was given this opportunity to see how they met. I just wish it was more satisfying.

I wanted more Paris. To see how he thinks, his inner thoughts, & his reactions to Roan. This book should have been the Ode to Paris.
Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: next-in-series
This is the story of how Roan and Paris met and fell in love. When we get to know them in ‘Infected: Prey’, they are an established couple and it was great to get some background info on these characters readers have fallen in love with so strongly. I have read this prequel after reading the 8 main books in the series, though it could possibly be read as first book. It is hard for me to say, because I already know the series. For me it was nice to go back to the beginning and if you love the Inf ...more
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 00-m-m-read
And so the story begins... I think I was expecting more "emotion" when in reality this was a "this is how it all began" story. We are introduced to some key players of this series... we get to see how Roan feels about life in general, his work, himself and a few people in his life. We get to go along for the sweet ride from the moment he meets Paris and it leads us up to where the first book in the series starts off! We don't really see any of the angst because this is about making the choice to ...more
I read the whole Infected series last year, being a late comer to the series. But the good thing was I didn't have to wait long for each books to read. So I still had them quite fresh in my mind - including Paris's death...
So this prequel was like talking a walk to the past, when Roan first met Paris. And I didn't shed a tear in this book, because there was a future, albeit a cautious one. :)

Did I love it? Yes (I mean; Roan and Paris! What's not to love!). It's also great to see Dee, I think he'
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have been waiting a while for Paris' story, although I would have liked to have had more Paris, overall I enjoyed this book. I see what made Roan fall in love with this beautiful man. Their discussion of Gordon Lightfoot, had 'Sundown" pop in my head, I think this part of the song fits them to a "T"
"sometimes I think it's a shame
When I get feelin' better when I'm feelin' no pain
Sometimes I think it's a shame
When I get feelin' better when I'm feelin' no pain"

Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh so bittersweet! Loved it. Thank you for more Paris!
All I have to say is I really enjoyed this book and I miss Paris so damn much. Bittersweet. Makes me want to do a series re-read.
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Too short by far. But then, I could never possibly get enough of Roan and Paris. It was a lovely (re)visit with them, though, and nice to see how it all started.
Kind of bittersweet, considering how it all ends, but on the whole I expected this to be angstier...not sure why, it's not like it should have been gloom and doom since the beginning. In fact, it's your usual boy-meets-boy story, only with MCs you already know and love.

Also, I forgot how manipulative and clever Paris was.

Damn, I miss him...:(
If you fell in love with Paris and were heartbroken by the tragic end, then you'll definitely want to read how Roan and Paris began. A nice little mystery thrown in too.
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: booksmitten
Review can be read at It's About The Book

4.5 stars

Paris is a prequel to the Infected series. Although it can be read as standalone or without having read the series, it is best read anytime after Bloodlines to fully understand the world, the characters and relationship dynamics.

It is virtually impossible to write a review of this novella and avoid at least heavy hints that I would consider to be a spoiler, so fair warning.

Paris goes back to the beginning of when Roan first met Paris. While i
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Reviewed for Rainbow Gold Reviews. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Though Infected: Paris is listed as a prequel to the series I read it after the final novel of the series. Personally I feel it gave me insight to Roan’s relationship with both Paris and Dylan because of that. It definitely could be read at any time in the series.

It starts off with Roan searching for leads on a client’s stalker. Cardboard in the window of a car leads Roan to knock on the door in search of a
B.A. Brock
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt, qsf, gay-mm
"Infected: Paris" is a novella by Andrea Speed, and a prequel to the "Infected" series. I had only read "Infected: Prey", the first book, before I read this. I really liked Paris. I’m a sucker for a black-haired, blue-eyed beauty.

The narrator is mainly Roan McKichan, but there are some Paris point of view scenes as well. If you start with this book, you’ll still get the general set up of the world, which takes place in contemporary Seattle, where everything is essentially the same, except that
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This world seems to have knocked out AIDS with instead a virus that turns you into a cat shifter. But much like AIDs it will kill you; however, as you turn into a goddamn cat, maybe something like a LION or a TIGER you can take down people with you as you go in a whole new spectacular way.

But really, that part isn't the focus. The focus is our main character, the damaged but sweet Roan, meeting Paris. The thing is Roan is a born infected who is alive and overall well; a medical freaking
Duncan Husky
This is a great introduction into the world of Infected. I love this setting, and I love the characters so much. Roan is such a contrarian pain in the ass, and yet one of the sweetest characters I've come across in quite a while. Paris' physical attributes aside (man, we spend a lot of time hearing about how nice his smile is), he is quite an interesting character himself: a former jock and manipulator forced to rethink his approach to life.

Speed's writing takes a little getting used to. There a
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
I appreciated the way the author wrote this book. It is integral to the series, in the style of the rest of the books. It is a book for the fans, as the dedication states, but it's not written as a way to ingratiate them. It's the story of how Roan and Paris met while Roan is dealing with a case. It shows how reluctant Roan is, but how he can throw all caution to the wind when Paris happens, it shows how good Paris is for Roan, how he calls his bullshit, how he goes through his armor, because Ro ...more
Sep 08, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked this book, but only because of Roan. I found him to be inexplicably compelling. Whatever magnetic pull he had on others in the book, he had on me too. Otherwise, the book was a bit boring, and I felt no steam/connection between the MCs. MAJOR MAJOR SPOILER ALERT (view spoiler) And yet, I find myself reading the next book. I think it is only because I want to read more about Roan.

Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
Any glimpse of Paris makes me happy. Loved seeing Roan, before all the major pill popping.
I also liked seeing more of Dee. This is the story of Roan and Paris meeting. I hope someday Andrea Speed might write a few more of Paris and Roan's stories.

Also, I think their first kiss, is the most graphic smexy scene of the whole series...not that it was very graphic at all...but I liked that there was a little bit of smooching. I've never missed that there is no sex scenes in the series. The series is
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