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Beast Coast

(Carus #2)

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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  454 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Sometimes the greatest danger comes from within…

When Master Vampire Lucien Delgatto threatens her potential mate Wick’s life, Shape Shifter Andrea “Andy” McNeilly will employ a den of witches, a bedazzled thong, and her ability to shift into multiple animals to meet his demands. She plans to keep Wick safe—even if she’s not speaking to him. Lucien’s unwelcomed control ove
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Paperback, 330 pages
Published December 1st 2014 by The Wild Rose Press
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Dianne
When an author can make you loathe a character or two to your very core, they have done their job. If you are having a visceral reaction to events, personalities or even the dialogue that is just as strong as your connections to the heroine and other “good guys,” the author has done their job and this time out, J.C. McKenzie proved that she is totally and completely capable of causing her readers’ emotions to run wild. Beast Coast follows Andy as she struggles with her feelings and trust for Wic ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beast Coast (A Carus Novel Book 2)  J. C. McKenzie
 
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  fantasy paranormal. Romance

 I loved the first book in this series, and as I’ve got the third for review now I bought this one. Yep, paid real money. Between review books and my KU subscription and the kindle free books I still manage to find ones I want to buy! Fellow book addicts will understand. This picks up where the last book left off, with Andy still owing Master Vampire Lucien a debt. It means
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Douglas Meeks
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Andrea (the heroine of this series) is wonderful and many of the secondary characters are as well but the disgusting Clint, Lucien and the enforced servitude demonstrated in this novel almost made me remove more than 1 Star.

The plot of this story as well as book 1 again is amazingly good, it saves the book IMHO since I have such a very strong dislike for Clint and Lucien. These are not characters you love to hate, these are just characters that disgust you and you really hate them. I am ready to
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Nicholas
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Goodreads win. WIll read and review once received.

So I will have to say I have not read the first book. I ended up going to look up reviews to get an idea of the first book before reading the second. This book started off getting my attention. It held my attention from the beginning to the very end. The characters in this book are developed well. I could definitely feel good about recommending this book to my friends. I can also say I plan to read the first book after reading the this one.
Berenice Brito
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good premise

Very interesting take on paranormal. Well written. A good sequel. Carus series is well though out and innovative bringing an interesting view in shifters.
Laura of Lurking
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed on LauraofLurking


Strong language: Occasional
Drugs: No
Violence: Yes
Sexual content: PG13, no graphic nudity

I received free copy of this novel from the author in return for an unbiased review

Beast Coast is the second novel in the Carus series, continuing from where the last book left off. A paranormal adventure, wrapped in slightly messed up romance and a big honking mystery, the novel is non stop action. It is a fairly light hearted read, but carries a slightly darker, deeper
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Brenda Demko
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series. Shift Happens is first and I would recommend reading them in order.

I was pulled in from the very beginning and I stayed entranced until the end.

Andy is the carus and has more than one fera (animal spirit guide) and can assume their shapes. In this book we find out that she can have even more feras then she already has.

She has two potential mates and she is torn between them. They are both Alphas! Wick is a werewolf with an allegiance to Lucien, the vampire.
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Rock Chick
Sep 24, 2016 rated it liked it
I loved the continuation of the story.

Andy and Wick both need to come to terms with what happened in book 1 in the series.

I enjoyed the old and new characters. Andy's struggle with her past. Wick's regret over his decision etc.

What I most enjoyed, was that among the drama and action there was also humor (paintball!!).

I love stories that combine all those elements. And we get to see Andy the woman and not just Andy the assassin.
Yes.

Beast Coast is a well written Paranormal romance with a strong f
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C.J. Burright
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beast Coast by J.C. McKenzie is the sequel to Shift Happens, and let me start off by saying that despite how much I loved Shift Happens, I loved Beast Coast even more. Sassy shape shifter Andy McNeilly tangles up with some sticky webs in Shift Happens, and those strands pull even tighter in Beast Coast. Lucien, master vampire of the British Columbia Lower Mainland, stakes (pun!) his claim on Andy. His bite gives him the power to control her – which he does. When he feels like it. Worse, Lucien a ...more
C.A. Szarek
Good but frustrating.

Beast Coast

I absolutely adored the first book of this series, except the way it ended. Because I loved Wick & it was barely a HFN ending.

The second one barely had Wick on the page, especially after the first or second chapter. Only a few text messages to a character other than the heroine, Andy. Only one or two to Andy herself. I didn't like that. I have never been into the love triangle so I didn't like when Tristan got page time & Wick didn't.

I especially didn't like th
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Stacy
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
There is some great character development in BEAST COAST. Most importantly revolving around Andy. We get a glimpse of who the 'beast' is inside of her as well as learn more about what it means to be a Carus and how important it is for her to grow into her role. I really hate that she keeps getting trapped by Lucien. The girl can't catch a break no matter what she does where he's involved and I'm kinda ticked off for her. There's still a lot of questions that need to be answered, but it's nice to ...more
Katie O'Sullivan
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sassy, snarky action, packed with wonderful one-liners and irreverent laughs, J. C. McKenzie delivers a wonderful paranormal romance in Beast Coast. Move over, Sookie Stackhouse. Andrea McNeilly is officially my new favorite supe.

In this second book of her Carus series, McKenzie amps up both the action and the sexual tension between her characters, giving alpha werewolf Wick a run for his money in trying to woo Andy. Sexy werepanther Tristan wants Andy to be his mate, and he has the distinct adv
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Llaph
This book did a great job of getting my attention and keeping it—it also had the bonus of being cute and giving me laughs. While some parts reminded me of other series, it was like an amalgam of parts I like without some stuff I did not. Andy is not a normal shape-shifter. She is a Carus, which seems to be a shape-shifter to the Nth degree—who history says have great power and a short shelf-life. I adore Andy, her snark, sense of humor and personality despite surviving a horrid past. Seeing who ...more
Wendy-Book Lovers 4Ever
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Going straight from book one we find Andy closer to the Master Vampire Lucien than she ever wanted to be. She's still reeling from how Wick treated her while he was under Lucien's control. Understanding that Wick only did it because he was forced to does not help her feelings nor her animal spirits feelings. Her wolf still thinks of Wick as her mate but Andy's other two animals don't agree, especially when her cat gets a whiff of Tristan. Tristan is the alpha of the local wereleopard pack and hi ...more
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
This book did a great job of getting my attention and keeping it—it also had the bonus of being cute and giving me laughs. While some parts reminded me of other series, it was like an amalgam of parts I like without some stuff I did not. Andy is not a normal shape-shifter. She is a Carus, which seems to be a shape-shifter to the Nth degree—who history says have great power and a short shelf-life. I adore Andy, her snark, sense of humor and personality despite surviving a horrid past. Seeing who ...more
Pratr- Authors
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this book it picks up where the last one left off. You have all of your favorite characters back! Andy is back at it only this time fate throws her a curve ball she wasn't expecting. Andy is summoned to Lucians lair along with the Wick. Only Lucian does a blood tie with her without her consent and worst of all he forced Wick to help. After all is said and done she is forced to go with Clint to vampire summit and on the way they are attacked by possessed humans. At the summit she meets a ...more
Maureen Bonatch
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
As a lover of Urban Fantasy, I was easily drawn into Andy's sarcastic wit. I enjoyed her confidence as a heroine, and it was refreshing how she was able to take care of herself and didn't require either of the Alpha males that were dogging her heels to get her out of the binds she got into. The storyline moved along well and kept me interested to find out what happened next. I was especially impressed with the descriptive details at the 'end scene' (I'm omitting saying more to avoid giving out a ...more
Lori
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Great addition to the series. Just as good if not better than the first book. Once again the story full of action, mystery, suspense, witch's, demon's, vampire's, betrayal, humor and more all woven into a very entertaining and enjoyable story. Add in Andy's sarcasm and attitude and it's an all around fun listen.

Never make a deal with a vampire. It's never going to end well.

Still not liking the whole love triangle.

Laurel Schroeder does the narration once again for this series. Again she does a
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Tigrish
Jan 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Really enjoying the supernatural stuff in this series, more specifically, the way the protagonist can shift into different animals! That's just SO COOL.

As for the rest, the love triangle is kind of meh. I get the idea she's going to end up with the wolf eventually, but to be honest I don't really like either of her suitors at this point. I think that may be because they're basically throwing themselves at her feet and there is no challenge on her part whatsoever. She also should have made her c
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Runningrabbit
This is definitely up there as one of my favourite series, and probably really a 4.75 stars.

I particularly like the character who is realistic, completely likable, and ironically, has real, live human faults and strengths. The supporting characters are good, and I particularly like some of the fresh characters injected into the novel, and the appearance of new facets which continue to bring more verve into the novel.

The story and mystery are well integrated, as are the variation in characters an
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Runningrabbit
This is definitely up there as one of my favourite series, and probably really a 4.75 stars.

I particularly like the character who is realistic, completely likable, and ironically, has real, live human faults and strengths. The supporting characters are good, and I particularly like some of the fresh characters injected into the novel, and the appearance of new facets which continue to bring more verve into the novel.

The story and mystery are well integrated, as are the variation in characters an
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Eva Millien
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A beast whose anger and brutality rival none is hidden beneath Andy’s other forms and it’s been awakened and she is pissed in this thrilling urban fantasy romance. I couldn’t help but get caught up in Andy’s fascinating world and her quest to discover who and what she is which adds depth to the story along with her emotional turmoil over the men in her life. The story has lots of strong compelling characters and interesting elements and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

4 ½ STARS

See my
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Fawn
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Here in part two there is a brief touching on happenings from book one. Not enough to drag on but just enough to refresh your memory. Things get a bit deeper and gloomy for a moment. Andy has a difficult triangle happening between Wick and Tristan. It doesn't help that her wolf and cat don't see the same guy being her mate. Some of the things Andy deals with are simple to handle and others are super difficult. Following her as she deals with all of this keeps you reading. Andy still hasn't lost ...more
Charlotte Copper
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beast Coast is #2 in the Carus series by author J.C.McKenzie.

It continues on with the story of Andy McNelly, special agent, trio shapeshifter...and something....more. (Or maybe that should say something...else? Hmmm.)

Anyway, I said it about the first book, Shift Happens, and I'll say it again here... I love the characters in this series. Wick, Clint, Sid and Tristan(mmmm).

Ms McKenzie drops in subtle bits from Shift Happens so that you can read this as a stand alone, or as the followup to book #1
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Stephanie
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am abso-freaking-lutely in LOVE with this series! I cannot even begin to describe how in love with Andy, Wick, Tristan, Clint, and Allan. This world that the very talented J.C. Mckenzie has created is absolutely AMAZING. There was never a dull moment for me reading "Shift Happens" & "Beast Coast".
The idea of the Carus is very interesting and I am extremely excited to see how it progresses with Andy.

I HIGHLY recommend this book/series! I have not been disappointed one bit so far!
Rated: 5 Abso
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Lelouch
I read the first book in the series and the second book is a nice continuation. The main character kicks butt and shows she's not a victim. The story was nice and fast paced, holding my attention the entire time. I like the dialog with how the characters interact with each other.

The narrator is the same from the first book and I thought she was a good choice. She does the male characters very well.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unb
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Coffee+Chocolate
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Darla
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
what a great continue of Shift Happens extremely well done even if it did not tell about Andy's parents.This story was about all the fera's and he beast within it's alot about what was hanging in the first book which was ok as this way we got to see where Andy was coming from and the story line with what happened to Dylan i thought it was very well written and would recommend any fan to read these stories back to back so you can get the whole story hope to read the next installment
Diana Gagliardi
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There's a crowd, four's a crowd...

A tangled web of shifters, humans, and rare supernaturals that I haven't read about in other novels results in an excellent tale of power, love, and intrigue. Andy makes her living apprehending criminal supernaturals and works for a special agency to police them. She is also able to shift into multiple animals which gives multiple personalities a whole new meaning! This is a really good adventure and a lot of fun to read.
Brianne
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
I thoroughly enjoyed Beast Coast the second book in the Carus novel series! Andy has a lot on her plate between the vampires, the SRD, and her personal life which put together makes a great story that pulls you in, keeps you turning the pages and not wanting to put it down! I would give it more than 5 stars if I could!
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Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

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