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Severus: demon, incubus, escort--leech. After centuries of scorn from his own kind in the underworld, Severus went topside and settled amongst the secret demon community in Farrow's Hollow. Located near a hell-gate, the city allows him to exist on Earth without sacrificing much of his demon abilities, but as with all incubi, he must take
Kindle Edition, 99 pages
Published February 23rd 2018
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4 stars <3

Lately I'm in mood for paranormal books and this one was a great choice!I enjoyed Predator it was a quick read with an interesting story and great characters!It was different from what I have read so far and it has some twists to keep your interest till the end!Both characters were likable and I love their chemistry!Also there were some steamy moments that I liked a lot!I'm intrigued and excited to see what will happen in the next book!This year I decide to try a lot of new authors to
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Oh-kay this book was really good. Like a lot better than I expected it to be. This was the first time I'd read any Meldon books, and for some reason while signing up for her newsletter ended up signing up for her ARC team as well, so when this book was released, I got a copy of it, and let's just agree to it, that cover is HAWT babe. So I just had to read it- on principle.

I think about two pages into the book I realised that I'm going to really enjoy it. Meldon's writing was very cle
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - "You aren't... all that you appear." Stars!

Liz Meldon begins her new paranormal romance serial The Hunt by introducing, intriguing and then leaving her loyal readers desperate for more!

"What have you done to me..?

…And why?"

Having read and adored a large number of the author’s previous releases, this didn’t come as a massive shock, but it still bums me out each and every time, because I love this author’s writing.

We do get to know Severus ‘incubus/ male escort’ quite well in Predator but it’
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it

Paranormal Romances are my DRUG and Predator fed my addiction.

This was not my first book by Liz Meldon, and even though Predator was just a taste of what's coming up next, I dare say this is going to be my favorite series from her.

Dark-ish, dirty-ish, fast-paced, and oh SO GOOD are a few words to describe this book! Liz Meldon’s writing was great, very gripping and she sucked me into her paranormal world from the very beginning.

All in all, Predator was a fantastic story. I loved the characters
ash | novelly rooted
"It’s all real, Moira. Angels. Demons. Witches. Vampires. Everything that goes bump in the night."

A quick, 99 page intro to this angel/demon paranormal romance series. Severus is an incubus, a lust demon, working as a top-rated male escort. Moira is a college girl who has been going through some life-changes. Their paths cross. Questions are answered, bringing forth more and more questions. I'm moving right onto the next book because my curiosity has been piqued. I am trash for allllll angel
Richelle Robinson
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Moira is a 23 year old college student. She’s been living a normal life and one thing everything started to change. Moira has a feeling something is going on but can’t pinpoint what exactly is the cause of everything.

Severus is an incubus and male escort. He’s lived a life of solitude and all of that changes once he meets Moira who he has an instant and strong reaction to which is very rare for a demon.

I have to say I love the first encounter with Severus and Moira so much! You could cut the s
Beneath The Covers Blog
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-reads, arcs, sonal
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Vivi Chatzikiriakou
"Liz Meldon's choice of mixing two extremely opposite creatures while setting the stage of their dangerous affair to the real world is intriguing and intoxicating. Contemporary or paranormal, she once again proves her great writing talent."

"I received a complimentary copy of this book and have volunteered to leave a review."

Book rates: 5stars
Plot: 5stars
Characters: 5starts
Writing: 5stars
Pacing: 5stars
Cover: 5+stars

For starters, I would like to mention that the last paranormal romance I have
Vanessa (nessreads)
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

4 Stars

Predator was a great introduction to a new paranormal romance series. Severus, an incubi. A demon who needs intimacy in order to contain his strength. And then there's Moira. She's a mystery. Not knowing why the things that are happening to her that are causing change in her appearance. And when both Severus and Moira come in contact with each other, you know things are about to get very interesting.

Predator had me craving more. Wantin
Mar 23, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Severus: demon, incubus, escort--leech. After centuries of scorn from his own kind in the underworld, Severus went topside and settled amongst the secret demon community in Farrow's Hollow. Located near a hell-gate, the city allows him to exist on Earth without sacrificing much of his demon abilities, but as with all incubi, he must take the life essence of humans to maintain his strength.

Working as an escort, he has bee
Samantha MacLeod
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Is there anything better than discovering a fantastic new series?

I’ve been a fan of Liz Meldon since I discovered her Lovers and Liars series, which pairs everyone’s favorite Norse god Loki with Greek goddess Aphrodite to solve supernatural crimes.

When I saw Meldon was planning a series about a demon incubus working as a male escort, I one-clicked that bad boy so fast I almost broke a nail. And this book arrived just in time for a lovely snow day read.

Predator is the first book in Meldon’s new s
Mary Ellen
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars. Quick steamy paranormal read. I loved the main character and Liz Meldon knows exactly how to write the most intriguing book boyfriends. Severus is a sexy incubus who doesn't find the least bit of excitement with sexual experiences, he just needs the touch to survive. So when he meets Moira, Severus is shocked to find out that not only does she capture his attention but she also doesn't satisfy his incubus needs...which should be impossible. I am so beyond excited for book 2. ...more
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first read by this author and I have to say, it won’t be my last. I really enjoy a good Paranormal read and this one gave me more than I expected. It was dark, sexy, and had me craving my very own RUSS. It was a fast paced read and could totally be read in one sitting.

Looking forward to Prey, book 2 in The Hunt series.
Alexandra G.
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, novella, loved-it
3.5 stars

Me, after 10 pages of this awesome book :

I mean, really, where the hell has this been hiding until now ?!
Sarina Langer
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the moment I first saw Meldon mention Predator on Instagram, I knew I had to read it. It looks and sounds like everything I want in an erotic novella, and it didn't disappoint.

I loved how Meldon blurred the lines in Predator. The angels are bad guys, the demons are good guys, and poor Moira finds herself in the middle, unsure what's happening to her. The poor girl thinks she's dying as her body slowly changes into one she doesn't recognise, and I was just as curious as Severus to find out w
Eroine Penzel
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an adanced copy in exchange for an honest review and I have to say I absolutely loved this book: I feel like althought it is extremely tiny, it leaves you wondering about what the hell is going on for the entire time of it and I was honestly so so surprised by what kept happening in this book, and it was only the beginning!

The characters were also extremely interesting: I loved both Moira, she is low key relatable, and didn't piss me off (at least in this book) as many main characters
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Incubus Severus is a male escort and being the epitome of many a human fantasy, has women beating down the door to give him his next fix. Grad student Moira Aurelia thinks she's dying and wants to experience an orgasm before she dies so she books a session with the best male escort. Severus is intrigued by the beautiful Moira who brings out his inner demon. Moira doesn't realize she's isn't human until Severus connects the dots and comes to a startling conclusion. But someone else already knows ...more
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gave-4-5-stars
This is so good! Such a great start to a new paranormal series I definitely can’t wait to read the rest of! The world building is interesting, supplying just enough commonly known details about demons and the supernatural world for it feel familiar and believable, while also containing unique characters easy to fall for. The beginning was perfect, hot and drew me in, and the ending sets up the rest of the series amazingly! Definitely one I recommend checking out if you’re looking for steamy scen ...more
Tiffany {Beyond the Stars: Book Blog}
WOW! When I say this series completely captivated me, I mean it. I recommended it to a group of friends immediately after finishing Predator and we all gobbled it up.

Severus has dark secrets, but unbeknownst to Moria, so does she.

This first novella in The Hunt series follows the meeting of Severus and Moria, and continues as the two begin to delve deeper into Moria's family history.

Predator is a seductive roller coaster, mixed with mystery and a cliffhanger ending that will leave you on your toe
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Severus has dealt with being at the bottom of social hierarchy all his long life. His kind, incubus, are considered lowly leeches at the best. Tired of all the scorn he decided to live among humans and obtain his sustenance from them. He lives his life as an escort, a perfect front for his true nature. In his line of work he he seen many unusual creatures but his entire lifetime couldn't have prepared him for Moira.

The past year has meant drastic changes for Moira. Everything about her is differ
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Severus is almost at the bottom of the underworld chain, an incubus working as an escort. He lives in Farrow's Hollow, a city located near a hell-gate. Because of his condition he needs to take the life essence of humans to maintain his strength. Working as an escort, he has been able to keep himself satiated and in his line of work, he is used to women searching for surrender, for a connection and while he caters to them, he hasn't realized that he's desperate for all the same things. Severus s ...more
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
One of the first things that attracted me to this book was the blurb. The premise sounded intriguing and the book teasers for this book had really piqued my interest even more. I wasn’t disappointed! Predator had everything that I love about this author’s paranormal romances. Having read a few of her love stories, I knew that this was one book I didn’t want to miss. Liz Meldon never seizes to amaze with her impeccable writing and colorful cast of characters. Predator is a dark and compelling rom ...more
Becky Baldridge
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've had the pleasure of reading several of this author's contemporary romances and loved them all, but she absolutely blew me away with this paranormal romance. Technically, this one isn't as simple as a romance. Don't get me wrong - given the sexy Severus is an incubus, there is steam, but Meldon gives us just the tip of the romantic iceberg in this intro to The Hunt series. The attraction is certainly there between Severus and Moira, even though neither of them understand it, but there's also ...more
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Predator is the start of a new paranormal series by Liz Meldon. It deals with Servus, and incubus who has resorted to being an escort to get his feeding fix, and Moira, a twenty three year old girl who is literally changing daily and has no idea as to why.

It’s been a while since I’ve read a paranormal romance that didn’t make me roll my eyes in predictable expectations. Servus was a nice change of pace from what I’m use to. He may be a little alpha in some ways but all in all he’s kind of the l
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book gets two stars for effort. But it is not worth it to read.

One can be emotional without tearing up every few pages!!!!
The main female character is one annoying and constantly crying specimen of a woman.
The author has a talent to describe unnecessary stuff with more detail than the things that are really interesting. As well as making time jumps when precisely those times would be interesting to know about. The development. Which makes the book appear superficial. As the important things
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was, to me, simply the introduction of what is going to be an ongoing story. Severus is an Incubus who fuels (feeds) himself as male escort, known as Russ Tanner. Moira is a Nephilim; only she doesn’t know it. All she knows is that 22 she’s changing. Both the color of her hair and eyes change, freckles disappear, and she’s getting stronger. Moira and Russ (Severus) meet when she hires him as a male escort. After their encounter, he knows that like his best friend she’s a hybrid, and ultimat ...more
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Breathless and ethereal. That’s how this first book felt. The ghostly touch of the connection between Moira and Severus is ready to ignite something powerful and I’m eager to see what.
I loved how we join Moira in her quest of answer, how we sense her loneliness and the feeling to be lost. And despite the big name of “demon”, Severus seems to harbor some human characteristic. Like loyalty, the desire for recognition and the possibility to be hurt or manipulated.
The story was kind of foreseen, but
SBee Reviews
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

“Pursuing the enigma that is Moira”

PREDATOR (The Hunt, Book #1) written by Liz Meldon is an intriguing first book to this sexy paranormal serial romance. We have Severus posing as Russ, a well-sought-after escort for hire. Only he is much more than he appears to be to the humans he services. Considered as a bottom-tier demon species in the supernatural community, he stays in the shadows, but he can definitely hold his own. It is not until he is hired by Moira tha
Danyael Obscura
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oooooph... this one really sets up an interesting premiss. This is world so like our own, that it would explain a few things, perhaps. ;)

It's one of those books that gets you dying to see what happens next. It's well-written, the story seems to flow effortlessly from Miss Meldon's pen, which makes reading it effortless as well. I would have liked a bit more background on Severus, as the "black soul, suffocating in silence" header didn't quite come off, but I'm expecting that was saved for the l
Kristen Lewendon
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This quick little gem introduces us to a supernatural world that exists beside our own that most of us mere humans believe is nothing more than fantasy. But in this world, all the creatures that go bump in the night are real, including demons, witches, vampires, and angels. Severus is an incubus, a demon of lust. He’s come to terms with what he is and how most of his fellow demons view him. Moira is a college student who’s once perfectly healthy body has betrayed her. Nothing in her world is the ...more
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Liz is a Canadian author who grew up in the Middle East. She has a degree in Bioarchaeology from Western University, and when she isn't writing about her own snarky characters, she is reading about other people’s snarky characters, babying her herb garden, loitering on social media, or taking care of her furbabies.

Liz dabbles in both paranormal and contemporary erotic romance. Her paranormals are

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“Her little squeal of surprise emboldened him, his hand threading through her hair. It yearned to tighten, to wrench her head back so that he might graze his teeth along her neck.

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“It was as though her kiss had awoken the long dormant demon inside, kept quiet, pliant, and restrained around all these humans.

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