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The Dryad's Pawprint

(Paranormal Council #1)

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Panther-shifter, Kemnebi Davis, lives a normal life as an accountant until he’s called before the Shifter Council. Unknown to the shifter community, the Council needs help; and the only way for that to happen is for Kem to marry the daughter of one of the Nymph Council. Except there’s one problem; Lia. The woman who has been occupying Kem’s thoughts since a chance meeting ...more
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Published July 22nd 2018 by Independently published (first published January 24th 2017)
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Danielle's
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Dryad’s Pawprint is the first book in a series of five. This can be read as a standalone romance, however the back story of the paranormal council is continuous.

Kem met the women of his dreams but only got one heated night with her. He’s been looking for ever since. When the paranormal council summon him. He thinks the woman that got away is gone forever. He’s to be married to strengthen the paranormal link between species. When he see the women in question he realises there something more
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Franci
Quite enjoyable little romance. Short and sweet.
But nothing more, no genuine story to keep your eyes glued to the pages.
Also, Lia, the heroine, was soooooo unsure of herself, slighted at the tiniest thing. I couldn't connect with that.
Mummy's Naughty Corner
Well this was a very quick story and it sort of followed the shifter formula. Two shifters meet, bound and it causes a few problems. There was anything amazing with this book but if you love shifters and really enjoy them then this is for you. It's nothing special to me but there isn't that much wrong with it either.
Kelly Stock
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like a steamy paranormal romance, then you'll like this book. It has all the ingredients needed to make it a fun read; alpha males, shifters, a high council and the beginnings of an interesting paranormal world. This is a quick read and probably took me no more than an hour or so to get through. I must admit I did want more, Kem and Lia are interesting characters but I suppose there is book two to keep me happy
Amy~My Book Obsession~
Again, Laura Greenwood gives us a sweet and sexy short story.
I love the idea of seeing your soulmate and only having one night with them. To only see them a year later to fall into each other’s arms once again.
Just so sweet.
Narration was good and made the story just that more enjoyable.
Amber
Apr 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Short, sweet and to the point, but really surface level.
Becky Baldridge
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easily read in one sitting, this one is well-written and held my interest from start to finish. The conflict is minimal, making for a light-hearted read. The chemistry between Kem and Lia is good and the characters are likable. I can't wait to see what's next in this series.
Coco.V
Nov 04, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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💝 FREE on iBooks today (11/4/2018)! 💝
Kathleen R.
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Dryad’s Pawprint
Author: Laura Greenwood

4 unexpected stars



I love it when Laura Greenwood writes her paranormal novels. They’re simply imaginative and I immediately get pulled into these new worlds she creates.







Kem is a shifter who is being forced to marry another from another pack but his heart belongs to the woman he met a year ago, the same woman who’s kept a secret from her loved ones. A secret that risks being spilled when Kem meets his bride-to-be, Lia, th
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Alexandra M
Jan 02, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I abandoned The Dryad's Pawprint at 21%, due to its failure to grip my attention. The beginning of a story is arguably the most crucial, in that you need to spark the attention of the reader.

In other words, something INTERESTING has to happen.

The other reasons I stopped reading were just my personal pet peeves;
- grammar
- third-person
- multiple POV
- character personality (ie. Kem seemed kinda whiny to me)
- lack of "show, don't tell"

I listed it under "on-hold", my version of "leaving for now, mi
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Mary
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great short story!
Tammy
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Got from Laura Greenwood's newsletter.
First book I have read from the Author.
I thought the story was good. I liked the characters. Wish the story was longer and more relationship build between Kem and Lia. Loved the little steamy spots. Thought the writing was good and seem to be a nice steady pace. Finding myself wanting to read more of your stories. I love finding new authors to read from, makes me feel like a winner, when come across one.

Thank you for letting me read your story for free. Hope
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Books 2 Blog
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a big paranormal fan . When I find a new author that writes amazing stories I can't help but do a happy dance. This was my first story by Ms. Greenwood but it certainly won't be my last. I really liked the romeo and juliet vibe. Shifters and nymphs need an alliance so they look to kem the alpha's brother to marry a nymph. At first kem refused because of his love for a woman he met once. Suddenly he realized the nymph is none other than his mystery woman. However new problems arise. I can't ...more
Emily Pennington
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Kem was remembering a woman he had met at a club one evening when he and his accounting co-workers went out for a night of fun. He could not get his mind off her. But all he knew was her first name and what she looked like, so he had no way of finding her again.

Full of nervous energy, he left work and began a brisk walk to the Shifter High Council where he had been summoned. He normally avoided politics, so was not sure what this was about. As he came before the Council members, they told him th
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Christina Luberts
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kem and Lia bring out what its like to be faced to do something or standby to watch. Story kept you wondering how they would be able to be together when both councils wanted Kem and Lia's sister to marry. I liked how close the sisters were and able to accept each other for what and who they were. I also thought Lia's dad was very loving to his children's wants. I did think the councils would fight more for Kem and Aella to marry, but glad that they did not. I liked at the end how Lia's sister ch ...more
Angala Fox
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review.
This was a great short paranormal romance. I loved the characters and how their story unfolded. Can't wait to read more of this series. Definitely a must read.
Felicia
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Dryad’s Pawprint by Laura Greenwood is a shifter romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Sandra Parker.

I just love Laura’s books! They always leave me begging for more! I cannot wait to dive into the second book The Vixen’s Bark to get Arabella and Bjorn’s love story.

Sandra did an amazing job on the narration. I just loved her voice. I cannot wait to listen to more projects she has worked on in the future.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Paranormal Romances.

Audioboo
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Valerie Jondahl
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this short book in one sitting. It's a different take on shifters and I really enjoyed it. There is a bit of tension wondering if Kem and Lia's respective councils will allow them to be together. I look forward to reading more in this series.
I received an ARC copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.
Fran
Jan 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
i liked the idea of this story. i liked the characters. however it is a short story so there's no character development and the story line is basically non existent. the plot went no where the characters went no where. basically it was a good idea with terrible execution. more length would have given this story the chance to develop but the author didnt take that route. major disappointment.
Bookworm52732
Feb 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Too long. Predictable. In dire need of an editor.

The author included an explanation/disclaimer regarding the spelling and grammar being British, therefore a bit different. I get that, having read other British authors. Is 'flaming the fans of desire' found in kindle page 32 a new British idiom?
Emily Pennington
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
A year ago, Kemnebi Davis had been taken to a club by his co-workers and met a woman he could not stop thinking of. They had one night of passion, but all he knew was her first name and nothing more. Since they hadn’t spent much time talking, he wasn’t even sure she lived in this area.

Now Kem looked again at the summons he received from before the Shifter Council. Kem’s brother was an alpha, and he himself had avoided paranormal politics for almost 30 years. He wasn’t looking forward to this me
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LastBreath
Let me call it honestly. If this is the first in the series, I'm disappointed with myself. See I was cruising through my BookBub bargains (an email that's sent out regularly) and this amazing deal came up. 5 stories in a Box Set. So naturally I fist pumped with an exuberant "Yes - score!" Now it's a half hearted "Yay"

So Kemnebi the panther shifter is summoned to the Shifter Council. His status has earmarked him as the best candidate to build an alliance with Nymph Council. Unfortunately for Kem
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Taylor
I received this book as an Arc.

The Dryad's Pawprint follows Kem and Lia, a Dryad and a Shifter. These two characters have a history, albeit a brief history, but it was significant nonetheless. A year down the track and they are thrown back into each others lives, in the most uncomfortable of circumstances. The Dryads Pawprint introduces the readers to the problem facing the supernatural sects whilst highlighting a really hot, lovely romance.

Kem and Lia were a really beautiful couple, despite t
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Suzanne Hare
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kem was a shifter panther and had been called to the shifter council. When he got the request, he has daydreaming about a woman he met a year ago and had a one night stand with. Lia was forever on his mind but he had yet to find her again. At the council meeting he is told he must marry to help improve the council’s standing with the High Council. He was meet her at a party the next night.
This is a paranormal romance from the Paranormal Council Universe. It is a wonderful romance between a shift
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Rhonda Hicks
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kemnebi Davis, aka Kem, was an accountant in the human world and panther shifter in the paranormal world, younger brother to his Alpha. He had been summoned to the Paranormal Council. It seemed they wanted to form an alliance with the Nymph Council. Without the alliance, the Council runs the risk of being pushed out of the High Council's decisions. Kem knew there were only a few ways in which an alliance was made: 1) a takeover 2) a treaty and 3) a marriage. Aella was the only storm nymph born ...more
 B. Sinsational
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR LOVERS who want a HEA
Perfect heat in a surprising mix.
Review: Swift paced shifter book, with so surprising twists that it takes at least a panthers flexability and reflexes to master. This is (thank heavens) not a dime a dousen book in any sense, and the characters are not srereotyped either. They are versatile with pro and cons just like any good character should be, and awaken the urge to find out more about them. I really liked this book because it was not stereotype and instead stands strong on its own merits. I
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Brianna Belbin
This was a really great short story and introduction to The Paranormal Council. An alliance is needed between the nymph and shifter councils. Kemnebi, the panther alpha’s unmated brother, and Allea, the leader dryad’s daughter, were to be married. On the night of their meeting, he realizes that he is mated to Allea’s sister from their brief meeting a year ago. Allea is a rare storm nymph and her sister Xylia is a dryad and they had a really strong sistership. Allea and Xylia’s father was underst ...more
Pamela Street Gramlisch
Quick read and good start to the series.

Kem (Kemnebi Davis) is a panther shifter and still remembering an unforgettable night with a woman name Lia that happened a year ago. He has a summons from the Shifter Council and they are demanding that he marry the Dryad Leader Aaron Dentro's daughter Aella. He doesn't want to, but they tell him that he can meet her at the reception tomorrow night. When he goes to see the Dryad leader has his two women on either side so that must be his daughter's. One w
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Tracey
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really good and quick panther shifter romance. 💞🐾💞

This is about Kem, a panther shifter, and Lia, a dryad. They met a year ago and had one night together but both were so drunk that they didn't realize how important they were to each other. When Kem is called before the High Council and told he needs to marry the oldest daughter of the Dryad leader to strengthen their shifter and the nymph clans, he doesn't want to but realizes how important it is. That's when things become much clearer. 😍

It's
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Sue Wallace
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The dryad's Pawprint by Laura Greenwood.
Panther-shifter, Kemnebi Davis, lives a normal life as an accountant until he’s called before the Shifter Council. Unknown to the shifter community, the Council needs help; and the only way for that to happen is for Kem to marry the daughter of one of the Nymph Council. Except there’s one problem; Lia. The woman who has been occupying Kem’s thoughts since a chance meeting a year ago…
Xylia Dentro has a secret. One that she’s managed to keep from her father
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