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Hunting for Spring

(Philadelphia Coven Chronicles #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  23 reviews
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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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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Dawn West
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance

**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
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
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
InD'tale Magazine

“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.
Erika PBookHavenBookBlog
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
Chris Pavesic
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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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
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
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 hu
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
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
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-blog-review
Captivating thrill of a paranormal read! Full review to come!
Feb 12, 2016 added it
Shelves: pnr
Please see Boundless Book Reviews for the review, that will post at a later date.
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
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
Salla (Books Told Me So)
The genre will make you confused, is this a paranormal romance or not?
Fangs for the Fantasy
Conor is a hunter – but he’s never really followed in his father’s footsteps of cutting off all his emotional ties and his own sense of compassion. He cares – whether it’s about an injured dog – or a magical young woman definitely in need of help. Even if she does have her own secrets and her own agendas

And especially when there are far darker forces in the city: and his fellow hunters’ terrible methods of investigation

The foundation for this story is good.

We have an intriguing world with lots o
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Conor is a Hunter, and a Hunters life is a lonely one. When he meets Brenna, he begins to feel that maybe, just maybe, he doesn;t want the lonely life his father and brother-in-arms has. But Brenna is not all she seems and Conor ends up fighting not his prey, but his brother and father too.

Oh I LIKED this book! Really enjoyed it!

Take one lonely Unseelie Hunter; add one lonely Seelie half breed; mix with one three legged
Jan 30, 2016 rated it liked it
HUNTING FOR SPRINGS had an original concept with a good cast of characters.

I want to start out by taking about the characters. As a hunter, Conor is expected to have zero emotions and kill without a conscience. Thankfully for him he has plenty of emotion and empathy. I found him to be tough, yet willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. Brenna's hiding a pretty big secret and knows Conor—as a hunter—will turn on her as soon as he finds out. She is pretty guarded—for good reason—, but you
Cyrene Olson
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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The world building is tremendous, the characters well flushed out. We meet both characters we like, and some we don’t, even within the secondary group. This is a fantastic beginning to a new series with action, hot romance and some gore. Never having been to Philadelphia before, the author does a great job with the descriptions without getting tedious.
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Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-2017
This is the first book in the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles Series and with it, Katherine McIntyre paints a world full of suspense and intrigue. I literally felt like I was traveling through Philadelphia with Conor and Brenna because the imagery was so clear. Though this book is labeled Paranormal Romance, I would say it’s more of an Urban Fantasy with a love story. 

Conor is a hunter- a human with some extra abilities. When we meet him, he’s kind of disenchanted with life and is lonely. He has a
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“He knew too well the sting of loneliness and how over time it stole you away, piece by piece, until a mere shell remained.” 4 likes
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