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Hunting for Spring

(Philadelphia Coven Chronicles #1)

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Hunters are a lonely breed, and Conor’s no exception, until the day he meets Brenna. Even though she slinks in unannounced and kills the wight he was hunting down, the girl’s a mystery and he can’t get that blinding smile or those gorgeous curves off his mind. Since they’re both after the same caster who’s unleashing these monsters, he suggests teaming up, and despite her ...more
Kindle Edition, 185 pages
Published January 11th 2016 by Loose Id LLC
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Tina Williams
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Hunter meets his match - 5 magical stars!

This is a fast paced and engaging urban fantasy romance which pairs Conor, a hunter of otherworldly abominations, with the mysterious Brenna. It is the second book that I have read by Katherine McIntyre, the other being the Steampunk romance Stolen Petals, and I hugely enjoyed it.

After his life is unexpectedly saved by Brennna, Conor joins her on her quest to rescue her stolen pendant from a common foe. He becomes spellbound by Brenna’s combination of b
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CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
This story kept me enthralled. The writing is rich with character, and makes you lose sleep because you can't put it down. Yes, I said you CAN'T put it down! I look forward to reading more of Katherine's masterpieces.
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InD'tale Magazine
4.5/5.0

“Hunting for Spring” opens with the best paragraph this reviewer has ever read. Originality jumps from every page.

Read full review in the 2016 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story has a little of everything, sweet romance, sexy overbearing and frustrating alpha make and a beautiful woman who has the right heart and spirit. Thoroughly enjoying and entertaining.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Coco.V
Apr 08, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Dawn West
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.**

Born to be enemies but destined to be lovers!



Conor is a hunter who has vanquished creatures of all kinds. Raised to be ruthless, he is expected to kill enemy fae on sight. But when a chance encounter puts him in the company of a lovely half-fae, he feels more inclined to kiss her than kill her. And after learning of her need for assistance, Conor finds himself playing knight-in-shining-armor to the trouble
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Ann Marie
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Conor Malone isn’t just another hunter of paranormals. Living in West Philadelphia defending innocents, he was raised to hate all things paranormal especially Fae. Until he meets Brenna, Brenna who is part Fae (which he does not know right away). Conor finds himself in a situation where Brenna winds up being at the right place at the right time. Immediately you get a sense of something between her and Connor, and her banter with him-too funny.

Conor was raised to be a true hunter: no feelings, n
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Karen Voitik
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
>Book Review – Hunting for Spring –

>This is a standalone paranormal romance that ends in an HEA. The paranormal realm in this story is hidden from most of the human race, except for those humans born to hunt the dangerous entities, or Unseelies. Conor is a human hunter. Conor’s father, also a hunter, is so prejudiced against the paranormal that he cannot see good or evil. Conor’s father just wants to kill all paranormal entities, even if said entities are half human.

>Brenna is a half human/ ha
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Missy Fern - BFD Book Blog
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I'm a PNR junkie so I know what I'm talking about.

Conor the Hunter was so engaging. Reminded me a bit of the Supernatural boys (Sam and Dean) and that is never bad. Brenna, a half-breed, was spunky and a good match for our Hunter.

There's a lot going on in this story. Zombies, witches, Seelie, slaugh/Unseelie, daddy issues, prejudice, secrets...but it all works. I never lost interest in the story. However, Brenna and Conor could have moved a little quicker with the sexy
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Emily Pennington
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Conor Malone was a Hunter, responsible for tracking mythical beasts, most especially Fae. Unlike the rest of his family who hunted the Unseelie fae with no compassion or mercy, Conor had a big heart for dogs, a conscience, and a sense of fairness.

Brenna is a fiery, feisty half-fae female determined to hunt down and retrieve her property. Crossing paths with Conor, realizing that he is not like the other Hunters, that he is himself willing to work with others when it made sense, Brenna decides t
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Philleys Peters
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Conor has too much heart to ever be like his dad or his foster brother. So when dear old brother banishes Brenna to the Other world without the needed protection of her amulet, Conor will do anything to find her as he has some mighty strong feelings for her despite her being fae and the arch enemy of his hunter team. An excellent storyline and some great storytelling. I loved it!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Scarolet Ellis
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hunting for Spring (Philadelphia Coven Chronicles #1) by Katherine McIntyre is a wonderful story that I have read. This is a wonderful start to a brand new series that I have loved reading. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about fantasy, contemporary and paranormal romances in their stories.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tanya
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
hunters tend to be loners as the job is difficult at times so when she kill the creature he was hunting, he was not happy. although there is something about her and he knows they will need to team up for the next mission. It is going to be bigger than they think but she has secrets which could ruin everything. What is going to happen? Follow them to see

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Erika's Book Blog
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Imaginative, well written, and glued me to the pages! Vivid and magical, exciting and engaging, it pulled me right in. The sparks and the banter between Conor and Brenna were explosive, and I was transfixed by the mystery surrounding our characters that was an amazing start to a series I will devour!! I thank the Author for providing a copy to review!

~~~Erika, Book Haven Book Blog
Kathryn
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a book that is incredibly descriptive and entertaining. The world building created a magic world with lots of action and an engaging plotline. Conor and Brenna have amazing chemistry to the point spark are flying.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an unbiased, honest review.
Heather W
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great urban fantasy romance with well developed likable characters and very descriptive narratives that brought you into the story. This story has a lot of danger, intrigue, and steamy romance to keep you engaged.

I would like to read more of this series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Emily Dickson
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Conor and Brenna were both great characters. A Hunter and a half fae. While Conor's family hunt the Unseelie, they have no compassion for any fae. Lots of action and a fantastic story made this impossible to put down. Some steam with great secondary characters. Loved it!! ...more
Marianne
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a good book... I liked it... It's packed full of passion, magic and danger... Lots of "hold your breath" moments.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Jackie
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. The characters and the plot are something else. They kept me intrigued until the end finding out what happens. Don’t miss out.
Michelle VanDaley
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic first in series. Action packed with interesting characters that I quickly became invested in. A suspenseful and romantic read for all fantasy fans. I look forward to Book 2
Chris Pavesic
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Romancing the Book
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Reviewed by Robin
Book provided by the author for review
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

I once again found a new author. I have fallen in love with Ms. McIntyre’s world. She writes about a world within a world that is very easy to understand and follow. It was a world that I found very easy to lose myself in while having fun reading about new and old magical beings. I loved how she blended the magical beings we are used to in stories with some new ones that fit while adding a whole new dim
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 cranky stars



In West Philadelphia born and raised hunting sluagh and fae is where Conor spent most of his days.....Ok in all seriousness this was a good paranormal story.



Conor Malone was a mythical being hunter. Born and raised to wield knives and use iron against the fae was his only purpose in life. Raised by his father Patrick Malone who was rather rough and tumble and callous. He raised his son and his best friends son Liam with one purpose that all fae are evil no matter what they do. Cono
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Kim
Jun 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Hunting for Spring is a fast paced, action packed, fantasy full of suspense and mystery. Conor is a hunter who hunts and puts an end to the uncontrolled paranormal creatures of the night. Someone has been creating flesh eating creatures and it is someone how connected to a beautiful fae and her missing item. Brenna is a tiny girl who needs help finding an item stolen from her. Conor assists until he learns what she is….fae. Fae and Hunters have been known to be foes, so he walks away from assist ...more
Boundless Book Reviews
I was provided a copy of Hunting for Spring in exchange for an honest review. This was a story line and a concept that I honestly found to be original, and for once, rather refreshing. No vampires here.

We have Conor who is a hunter; think Buffy in men’s clothes. He also has a bloodhounds’ nose he uses to track prey. I found that a bit amusing, him standing around sniffing objects to pick up scents. Here you go Conor, find the bad guy; good boy! You get the idea. While tracking a zombie type cre
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Maria
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Enter a fascinating new paranormal world with hunters, fae, witches and so much more!

Conner is a hunter, but unlike others like him he is not cold and emotionless. He's also willing to accept help from others when needed.

Brenna is a spitfire determined to get back what was stolen from her even if it means working with the often feared hunter. But realizing he is different from the rest only makes it easier to accept his help and trust him.

While sparks fly between the two a mystery unfo
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Becky Baldridge
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hunters, Fae, and loads of magic and mayhem. Conor and Brenna should be enemies, but sometimes fate has other plans as these two find out between dangerous situations. Hunting for Spring is a can't catch your breath, action packed start to a new series, and Katherine McIntyre certainly knows her stuff when it comes to exciting storytelling. The story starts with danger and doesn't let up as the tension snowballs right up to an edge of your seat conclusion. This tale of romance, betrayal, and fam ...more
Erin
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-blog-review
Captivating thrill of a paranormal read! Full review to come!
Sara
Feb 12, 2016 added it
Shelves: pnr
Please see Boundless Book Reviews for the review, that will post at a later date.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3...
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance, trr
Hunting for Spring is the first book in the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles and we have the world building that will enable us to read the rest of the series, knowing who is who and who does what. Hunter is a human Hunter - usually of the Fae - but he understands that just as not all humans are nice, not all Fae are 'bad'. Unfortunately, it's an opinion that is unpopular with his father and the man who was brought up as his brother. When he meets Brenna, he thinks she is a normal fae, which is als ...more
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