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Veiled Target (Veilers, #1)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  205 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Never take Fate along on a date. The kiss goodnight could be deadly.

Tracking down Veilers—non humans—is only a sideline for Tess Damon. Vengeance for her fiancé’s murder is her reason for living. But with two botched jobs on her record, if she fails to eliminate her next mark, she’s dead. She’s not afraid to die, but not before she gets even. Too bad fate has a really bad
Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by Samhain Publishing
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Claire Robinson
Oct 20, 2014 rated it liked it
3 - "So I decided to act without thinking." Stars.

Veiled Target is my first book by Robin Bielman, and although I didn’t fully get onboard with one of the main characters in the book, for the most part I enjoyed it. The writing style and the storyline are easy to engage in, and everything that occurs is really well plotted out and described.

In a matter of hours she’d gotten under his skin.

For me it was a matter of chapters, I really didn’t like Tess, as a highly experienced Eliminator (legal Ass
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Be it sweet romance, slightly sexier romance or sexy paranormal romance, Robin Bielman nails it every single time.

Tess Damon is an eliminator; a human hired by a government organisation to remove Veilers, various species of immortal. Her plight is personal; it was a Veiler, specifically a Wolfen shifter, responsible for the death of her fiancé and she’s out for revenge. When she meets Hugh Langston, their attraction is instant, but he is half shifter half mortal. She may have a job to do, but t
Samanthe Beck
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Veiled Target Hits the Bullseye

I love contemporary romance, and I’m a big fan of Robin Bielman’s Bliss books and Indulgence novellas, but I’ll be honest…I haven’t read a paranormal romance since the Twilight series, (when my book club picked it). While I knew I’d enjoy Bielman’s voice and style, I wasn’t sure the paranormal storyline was for me.

I could not have been more wrong! This book is action from page one. Bielman immediately sucks you into demon-slayer Tess Damon’s world, and then pulls
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I will start by saying I loved this book. Robin Bielman has jumped feet first into a new genre and she does so with a great story.

I was hooked from the first page and loved every minute of it. You will fall head over heels for Hugh and Tess. I fully admit to having developed a bit of a girl crush on her. Oh and Hugh.........swoon worthy.

I will post a fuller review closer to the release date, but rest assured dear reader. This is classic Robin Bielman writing.

Yes it's a paranormal story, but if
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

When starting a new book, I can usually tell pretty early on whether I’m going to like it or not, and after reading the opening scene of VEILED TARGET, I knew that Robin Bielman’s brand of action was for me. Chapter one begins with Tess in a face-off against a vampire on an airplane, and ends with her kicking butt and sky diving to safety—I mean, talk about an intro! The main heroine is an adrenaline junkie, and the alpha male is hotter than the fires of Hades, so right o
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Living a life filled with hate and revenge, Tess is a mercenary who snuffs out the lives of “veilers,” the non-human beings that inhabit the earth alongside humans. Lately she is questioning if she is losing her edge, then along comes her new assignment, Hugh, a wolfen, a warrior, a protector of his pack and Tess is once again, questioning her ability to carry out her duty. As they battle wills on all fronts, a unique bond is formed, but how can they trust in each other when they both know Hugh ...more
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-favorites
Ever since her fiancé was killed five years ago, Tess Damon has been on a mission to find his killer. She's closed herself off, emotionally, and lives for vengeance. Tess is an assassin for a clandestine agency that tracks down Veilers -- supernatural creatures who live amongst the humans, and are known by only a few. But recently she's been distracted, and now she's botched two jobs. And her boss isn't happy. The next assignments will be defining for Tess... in more ways than one.

Hugh Langston
Maria Rose
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This paranormal sexy romance is the story of Hugh and Tess. When wolfen half shifter Hugh, leader of the Night Runners, finds his apprentice Trey kidnapped, his search leads him to impersonate Trey on a blind date in hopes that the woman in question might have some answers. But when he meets Tess, her innocence in Trey's disappearance is clear - and so his instant attraction to her. Keeping his hands off her is only half the battle though, as Tess turns out to be more than he bargained for and i ...more
I'm a huge fan of Robin Bielman's Secret Wishes contemporary romance series but everyone knows I'm a paranormal girl at heart so when I found out she was writing a PNR series I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of the first book Veiled Target. As you can imagine I had high hopes for this story but unfortunately I didn't love it as much a I expected to. There were a lot of things about the book that irritated me but it's really hard to explain why without giving some (fairly mild) spoilers ...more
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
by Kim

Robin Bielman’s first step into the paranormal romance writing world is a total success. Veiled Target brings you an Alpha wolfen half shifter and a kick-ass assassin, who can’t seem to not stop thinking about each other.

Hugh Langston is the pack leader of the Night Runners. He doesn’t do love or believe in love since his older brother died of a broken heart. Hugh’s life consists of making sure his pack is safe and using his aviation business to he
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
early copy for an honest review.

If you have read before any Robin's books, expect something different. This book is sexier,edgier and more adventurous . It's like an alter ego wrote it and though it is unexpected, I still loved it.

Tess is a woman who seeks revenge, she kills veilers-non humans- for living and it is all she knows. She is a killer, bossy and she wants control all the time. Until she meets her next target, Hugh. Hugh is a shifter, a wolfen, a man protective of his pack and those h
Caryn Caldwell
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult
Tess Damon is an assassin whose job it is to kill Veilers -- or non-humans -- who wish people harm. But she has just botched two jobs, and she only has one more chance to prove herself before she is eliminated, too. Her new target: Hugh Langston, leader of a local Wolfen pack. Only problem? Hugh might not be quite as evil as his dossier makes him out to be. Which means he may not deserve to die. In order to find out, Tess must investigate, which requires sticking close to the sexy shape-shifter. ...more
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love totally kick-a$$ characters. And Robin made both Hugh and Tess this way. They were fierce, loyal, strong, sarcastic and funny. This story was action packed, smoking hot and several very cute parts. I loved several life lessons in this book: never judge a book by its cover, the world is not always black and white, follow your heart.

I did receive this book in exchange for an honest review. It is worth buying too. I am hoping for a book for Francesca, Kensie and Trey too!
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Robin Bielman has out done herself with her new genre of paranormal. I have read everything of hers and not a big fan of paranormal, but all I can say is I really loved this book. Plenty of action, and hot steamy sex between Tess and Hugh. I hard time putting this book down, always wanted to know what came next.
I received this book from the author as a gift for an honest review.
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Veiled Target : A Veiler's Novel Book 1 by Robin Bielman is a 2014 Samhain publication.

What is a “Veiler”? Well, my understanding of it is they are shifters, “Wolfen”. Trey is a Veiler ( actually, there is more to his heritage, but I don't want to say too much) and the first man in five years that has Tess feeling “the tingles”. A blind date neither of them of them were looking forward to answers the oft asked question- Do you believe in fate?

Well, as it happens, the next target assigned to Te
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Like urban fantasy and paranormal romance? Well that’s what you get with this book. I happen to be a big fan of both so I thought it was the perfect read for me. In most ways it was, but had a few minor problems along the way.

Tess Damon is an assassin of what are known as Veilers, otherwise known as paranormal beings. Not just any Veilers, only the ones that are villainous/evil. She works for a secret agency known as P.I.E., and spends the rest of her time doing extreme sports of all kinds. The
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
I'm sorry, but it seems that I have a different opinion of this book. I think the heroine is an idiot and she doesn't have any skills. The hero is also lame because he can't see what's under his nose. The bad guys are cartoon villains.
I'll put the rest of the explanation in spoilers:

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May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Robin Bielman's one of my favorite contemporary authors & I was thrilled when I heard she was writing a paranormal story! Veiled Target is an enemies to lovers story, with characters who consistently build walls to prevent emotional entanglements. Tess is an eliminator for P.I.E., a group tasked with investigating and ridding the world of evil "veilers" (non-humans), and is on notice from her boss that she MUST NOT blow her next case. When she learns that her "blind date" is her new mark, she's ...more
Cheryl Sanders
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tess is an eliminator that terminates the lives of unlawful "Veilers." She's never questioned her "marks" until now. Until Hugh Langston, sexy Wolfen half shifter, alpha of his pack, is accused of wrong doings and someone puts up a contract for termination. After getting to know the sexy Alpha, does Tess really believe everything he's accused of? Can she trust the agency she works for to always be truthful in the quest for guilt or innocence?

This story is full of mystery, intrigue, sexy shifters
Blind Date or a Twist of Fate?

VEILED TARGET is the first book in Robin Bielman's new Veilers series. It marks Robin's first foray into the urban fantasy/paranormal romance genres and is an awesome beginning to this series. I'm an unabashed fan of her books and I do a happy dance whenever she announces a new release. It's got something for everyone: romance, steamy sex, lots of sweet, wolf pack dynamics, dirty politics, and a hero and heroine who will find their way into your heart! This is the s
Jul 27, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm sorry,but I didn't think very highly of this one. I still wanted to read it through, but the writing was a bit too much for me. It had potential, I liked the first pages. But then the "blind date" was already excessive. She is far too pushy for me and they're attracted far too quickly to my taste. It's still entertaining, but I could not identify with the characters, and had to laugh sometimes at the description of feelings. ...more
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
You guys, this book starts with the heroine fighting a vampire on a crashing plane. This is the Buffy/Alias mashup that I didn't know I needed in my life until I found Veiled Target.

Tons of action, intrigue, and steamy chemistry between Tess and Hugh. There were a few times when I wanted to shake Tess (never leave your weapons in the car!), but overall this was a great, very enjoyable read.
Maggie Kelley
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this sexier version of Robin Bielman. Okay, I love her sweet stuff, too, but VEILED TARGET has a great backstory and a unique paranormal world that feels real. Add in a great heroine, a hot hero and a little bit o' sexy...and hello! Gotta read it. ...more
Cyndy Aleo
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Reviewed for RT Book Reviews July 2015 issue: ...more
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
bad writing. Inconsistent characters. killers one minute and acting like teenagers the next. Couldn't finish it. ...more
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Tess Damon has been messing up on her missions and has been given one more chance or her boss will be putting an end to her, permanently. Her latest mission, to take down Hugh Langston.

Being set up on a blind date Tess doesn’t expect anything exciting since she hasn’t been interested in men since her husband and best friend died five years ago. However, when her date walks through the door Tess knows immediately everything has changed.

Hugh is looking for his second in command Trey and when he g
Liz F
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review and author interview posted on Kindles & Wine

Let me be honest: I like all kinds of romances, but urban fantasy romances have never been high on my list of genres to read. I have absolutely no good reason for that. Or maybe I’m just crazy. We’ll tackle the topic of my sanity at a later date, but for now, I’m too busy being mad that I never gave in and tried urban fantasy sooner! I’m so glad to have given Veiled Target a chance. Read on to find out how I liked it and to read my super fun in
Stephanie  G
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
The first book in the Veilers series is a riveting paranormal read with a refreshing different twist. Tess is a P.I.E. Assassin and her if fails her next assignment it will be her last.

Although the flow of the plot was a slight bit choppy it has a fast paced plot and keeps readers on the edge with suspense, action, drama and romance. The author describes the story with well written scenes and details that capture the imagination and spine tingling tension builds as Tess struggles between her or
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Leigh‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

3.75 STARS

Review copy provided for an honest review

I don’t particularly seek out paranormal romances, yet there is no way to read this well written story, with its sexy alpha wolfen hero and kickass heroine, and not become a fan.
As an eliminator with P.I.E., an organization tasked with ridding the world of those supernatural “veilers” that threaten humans, Tess Damon is tough as nails. Since the death of her fiancé at the hands of a wolfen, s
All Things Urban Fantasy
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review Courtesy All Things Urban Fantasy

When you read as much as I do, you come to understand pretty quickly that some authors get it, some try, and some give it a shot but don’t really care if they hit the mark or not. VEILED TARGET, I’m pleased to say, is one of the first ones. Alpha males, shifters, badass humans, all mix together in a great story that was very hard to put down.

I’ll admit to some trepidation when I heard “Alpha Male” in a description of the book’s hero because for many author
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Robin Bielman is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, frequent coffee shops (and by frequent she means daily but she’s trying to break the habit), and spend time with family and friends.

Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story

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