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Blood Claws

(New York Paranormal Police Department #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  495 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Alternate cover edition of ASIN B07KTKHYYW

Don't kidnap a weretiger unless you're ready to have your ass kicked...

Bethany Black is a rookie cop in the New York Paranormal Police Department (PPD). She's fast as hell, tougher than nails, and she's got no problem with blowing up stuff.

She also turns into a ferocious tiger when she gets sufficiently pissed off.

New York City
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published November 30th 2018 by Crimson Myth Press
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Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit to a love of action-filled, intense urban fantasy. I love plot and characters, but sometimes I crave an action-packed book. This book definitely fit the bill. I’ve read books in this universe, too, and loved every single one because they all generally fit that bill. However, for some reason, this one just really hit all my reading buttons. I loved the protagonist Bethany, and I loved how earnest she is about working for the PPD. She’s been training her whole life practically! LOL ...more
Bonnie Dale Keck
Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it
kindle unlimited, been following the different PPD books as they come out, and have to say that have really liked every one of them, well except one which for whatever reason didn't resonate with me in any way, but the 'universe' of the PPD as with any universe sometimes that happens regardless of how much you like them overall, and the list below will show you all of the books by John P. Logsdon {this one cowritten with Ben Zackheim who has his on list of book on amazon as well} in the PPD univ ...more
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Sara Branson
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tiger Tiger burning bright ....

How much brighter can you burn when you are one of only two weretigers left in the entire world? Being rare and cherished is not all it’s cracked up to be as the newest rookie in the PPD world shows us. Bethany Black is the last female weretiger in existence. She has been raised and pampered at an installment called The Zoo. Unfortunately for Bethany, and the world, the only other weretiger in existence is a gay male, so the future isn’t looking good. . As Bethany
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well the authors did it to me again. I could not put this book down until I had finished it. The MCs and secondary MCs were all just great in the roles that the authors put them in. Bethany was great in her need to work with the PPD. Her guardians were funny and dedicated. Max reminded me a lot of Dex except with wings. The tension just never stopped as Bethany and her crew try to get to the only other Weretiger in existence except for herself and save him from his evil kidnappers. Graham and Fa ...more
Bethany Olsen
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Opening this book introduces the next branch of the Paranormal Police Department, and the most intriguing leading character yet (not just saying that because of the name!). Meet Bethany Black, and follow along on her introduction to the NY PPD. Ben and John have created a realistic, relatable female lead whose "nose" for trouble gets her into situations she could have avoided, but give her a chance to learn a bit about who she is. There are hints of the flavor of NYC through the book, and as you ...more
Maryann Sims
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There are only two weretigers left in the world, one male and one female. The only problem is Mike not into women. Also being that last two, Bethany has lived in the zoo all her life. But one day Mike tells her that PPD is hiring, and that has been her dream job since a cub. After much talk, and pleading, she is allowed to join.

To only have her first case be to find a kidnapped Mike, her weretiger friend.

Throw in her bodyguards, Lou and Bob ex-mob goblins, a Pixie boss, Max, who seems to have a
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another new recruit to the PDP This one being the last living female weretiger, the last male weretiger alas has no interest in this or any tigress, and likely the last ever weretiger who has yearned to join the ranks despite having spent her entire life under the protection of two goblins in a zoo. When the chance to enlist arrives she pounced but thinking she knows it all the usual JPL chaos ensues and when her lifelong tiger friend is kidnapped a rescue of titanic proportions is played out by ...more
Dana Audette
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A thrilling story that should not be missed!

John Logsdon and Ben Zackheim have delivered an exciting world to the Paranormal Police Department series. Blood Claws follows Bethany Black's introduction into the PPD and the gritty streets of New York City. This book grips you from the first paragraph and doesn't let go until the end. It is full of frenzied chases, magical creatures and, of course, snark. This first installment of a Bethany Black Supernatural Thriller should not be missed. I can't w
Larry Tushman
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A rookie cop, a sheltered endangered species, and a want-to-be hero walk into a NY bar. The punchline? It's all the same person.
Bethany Black, one of only two weretigers left in existence, chases her dream of joining the PPD, much to the chagrin of her handlers and veteran PPD officers. At least she doesn't have to train under a pixie. Oh, wait...
But when her best friend is kidnapped, she has to overcome training, her preconceptions of cop-dom, her own naivety, and the odds to avoid becoming the
Michelle Reopel
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We finally get to see what the Paranormal Police Department looks like in New York. Bethany, one of the last 2 weretigers in existence finally achieves her dream of joining the PPD. Unfortunately for her 1) the other weretiger is kidnapped and 2) she's not particularly good at following instructions. With instinct pulling her one way and orders the other, she is not the instant hero she thought she'd be. There is plenty of action and plenty of sass. Lots of fun and I look forward to the next boo ...more
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A shapechanging addition to PPD

The PPD welcomes yet another kick ass female as Berhany Black makes an appearance. With a lifelong dream of joining the force she comes with a lot of backage being the last female weretiger left.
This will not stop her being the best screwup rookie on the force however as she tries to win respect from the rest of the precinct.
When the last male weretiger is CatNapped haha the claws come out and she comes into her own a great adventure and a worthy addition to an ex
Audrey Cienki
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great first book in a series. The authors have found the perfect balance in the female protagonist. Bethany is not needy, bitchy or superhero perfect. She is relatable. She reminds me of the new graduates who would start their career all gung-ho and confident until reality hits them in their face.
It is funny and there is plenty of action. One scene was like the PPD version of American Ninja Warriors.
I cannot wait for the next book.
Sharon Harradine
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The growth of a tiger

This book definitely deserves a look, set in New York PPD we follow Bethany Black one of the last two Weretigers left, as she joins the PPD and finds her first case is to find her best friend Mike who has been kidnapped and just happens to be the only other weretiger around. If you haven’t read any of the other PPD books this is a great one to start you’ll soon be hooked.
Chris Christman II
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Were Tigers are Cool.

Awesome beginning to the P.P.D. in New York City. Bethany Black has wanted to join the Paranormal Police Department all her young life. Now she finally gets the chance. But as the last female Were Tiger alive, her species must be protected. When her friend, the last male Were Tiger is kidnapped, Rookie Bethany must help rescue him. No matter the cost. How many will get hurt or die, because of her Rookie mistakes ?
Charles Wood
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blood Class

A most pleasing story with the last female weretiger living her dream of joining the paranormal police and her tribulations when reality doesn't match the dream. The story flows smoothly as warm soft butter on silky white bread with intriguing characters, exciting plot lines, and skillful writing. I look forward to reading more in this fun series. Good job, John Logsdon.
Carolyn Fielding
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A collaboration between two of my favourite UF authors, this new setting for the PPD, New York, does not disappoint. The humour is as good as ever and we have an insight into the life of a critically endangered species, and the lengths to which the unscrupulous will go to possess them. Loved it and can't wait to read more of Bethany the Weretigress' adventures as a new recruit to the PPD. ...more
LeAnne Benson
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great new addition!

This book is a great new addition to the PPD family. The characters are well written and fun to get to know and the story is fast-paced and well put together. You will have a hard time putting this one down, I know I did. I am looking forward to the next books to come out.
Lisa Cripe
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bethany the waretiger

Only 2 waretigers and one wants to be a paranormal police officer. Love the PPD and this New York installment was great. Bethany has a lot to learn, even if she thinks she knows what she's doing. She's tough and smart with a little to much pride. Fun, fast paced read.
Shana Pare
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
It works for me!

Entertaining plot and characters. It should be interesting to see where the authors take this 'last two weretigers in the world" concept. I enjoyed this first book and look forward to getting the next one.
Pamala LeVan
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Weretigers rock!@

I had an interesting time with this book. BB made me cringe a time or two before her "Pride will kill you" mantra. I think she and Max will be a great team and I am eager for the next book. Maybe they will let her out off the PPD storeroom.
David Smith
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great start to a series

Read this all in one sitting . Can’t wait for the next one . Love the double act goblins :-)
Karen Hogan
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good read

I like the characters, I love the story. I thought it was a little short but maybe I just read it too fast.!
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ben Zackheim writes in a new world

And does a fantastic job!
Bethany Black is one of two remaining weretigers in the world. When the other is kidnapped, she is on the hunt to find out who took him.

If you have read any of Ben's Relic series, then check this book out. New world, but still the great story telling and snark.
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great addition

A great new addition to the PPD universe. Bethany fits right in with the PPD crowd, a few lingering childhood issues, a need to prove herself, an attitude that sometimes manifests as anger management issues, perfect. Being part of the PPD is Bethany's dream and it seems to be working out for her. Can't wait to read more!
Ed A
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it

My first introduction to the PPD was a pretty good read. An interesting set of main characters and I’m looking forward to more New York adventures. Time to check out the other books in this universe.
Lyn Pilkington
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Brilliant book, I loved the characters and their stories. I'm off to dive into book two. See you on the other side
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, loved it! Great characters, fascinating world, good plot line. Thank goodness I have book two here ready to read.
Jan 31, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF are we sure the h is a tiger? Bethany come across as really young & reminds me of an overly excitable Pomeranian not a fierce tiger. I could not go on.
Loraina Snowden
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blood Claws #1

Interesting story and characters that have been made to interact. I loved the series with the Elves so wanted to read this series. The other was better.
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John P. Logsdon is a former game designer, producer, and software engineer who shamelessly digs into the deep recesses of his mind to bring forth oddball characters and hilarious plots. He writes primarily in fantasy, urban fantasy, and science fiction, but he's also dabbled in cozy mystery from time to time. To see John's vast library of laughs, visit ...more

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