Coveted Series Book 1
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: April 24th, 2012
SOMETIMES WHAT YOU COVET IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP.
For werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, the supernatural is nothing extraordinary. What does seem strange is that she’s stuck in her hometown of South Toms River, New Jersey, the outcast of her pack, selling antiques to finicky magical creatures. Restless and recovering from her split with gorgeous ex-boyfriend, Thorn, Nat finds comfort in an unusual place: her obsessively collected stash of holiday trinkets. But complications pile up faster than her ornaments when Thorn returns home, and Nat and Thorn discover that old flames still remain intense.
Before Nat can sort out their relationship, she must face a much hairier problem. Her pack is under attack from the savage Long Island werewolves—and Nat is the first target in the turf war. Toss in a handsome wizard vying for her affection, a therapy group for the anxious and enchanted, and the South Toms River pack leader ready to throw her to the wolves, and it’s enough to give anybody a panic attack. With the stakes as high as the full moon, Nat must summon all her strength to save her pack, and ultimately, herself.
4.5 stars out of 5 – Romantic Times Book Reviews
“Characters of all shapes, sizes and species abound in this new series from debut author Madison…How can you go wrong when your heroine is a werewolf with OCD? Madison tells her story with a lot of humor, and readers will be waiting with bated breath for her next story.”
Genre Go Round Reviews – Harriet Klausner
“…Filled with humor, Coveted is a fun romantic suburban romantic fantasy with a cast of neurotic and psychotic paranormals from several species (mindful of the movie Gun Shy taken place in the Burbs with otherworldly creatures). Nat is a terrific protagonist whose OCD brings uniqueness to the kick tail heroine.”
Eloisa James – Reading Romance Column – B&N Review
“A regular person in a magical body, Natalya’s struggles with her job (irritable Harpies trying to return vases!) and love life are both hilarious and heartwarming.”
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“A smart, sexy, rip-roaring good time!”
-NYT Bestselling author Angie Fox
“I’m obsessed with Shawntelle Madison’s fantastic urban fantasy debut, featuring hoarding werewolves, magic, and mayhem! More please!”
–Michelle Rowen, national bestselling author
“If you like your urban fantasy original, quirky, and off-beat, this is the series for you. Natalya is the craziest heroine since Carolyn Crane’s Justine Jones, and you will love her just as much.”
–Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author
“Coveted is odd, funny, original and not at all what you’d expect. The writing is excellent, the characters come off so realistic they should have their own reality show, and the story is authentic and original.”
-NYT Bestselling author Lynn Viehl
“Madison entertains throughout the story. Natalya is a wonderful heroine and is accompanied by colorful secondary characters including a goth necromancer, goblin employer, and Natalya’s best friend Aggie, a lone wolf with problems of her own. The book is heavy on humor while dealing well with the very serious issue of OCD. Natalya finds strength in herself, and with help from her new-found friends, becomes the kick-ass werewolf she never thought she’d be. I’m already anxious to read the sequel, KEPT. A definite must-read!”
-Amanda Bonilla, author of the Shaede Assassin series
The second book in the series, KEPT, will come out on November 27th, 2012.
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