Wednesday, July 16, 2014

To Snarl or Snuggle

To Snarl or Snuggle

by Katya Armock

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She just wants to make it through her whirlwind wedding. Too bad life isn’t cooperating.

Chloe thinks her life is just about perfect. She’s finally got her psychic abilities under control, her relationship with her father has never been better, and she’s finally marrying her shape-shifter boyfriend Jorge. But when a teenage shape-shifter in need of help leads Jorge’s rival to their door, Chloe’s perfect life deserts her. Chloe’s mother and grandmother find themselves in a psychic feud that leaves Chloe caught in the wake, and a woman with suspect motives insinuates herself into Chloe’s life. Throw in a shocking revelation about the origins of her family’s extrasensory abilities, and she’s not sure she’ll make it down the aisle in one piece, let alone live long enough for a happily ever after…

And she thought meeting her in-laws was tough.

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To Hiss or to Kiss (Hidden Lines Book 1)

Chloe can “talk” to animals…so why can she hear the thoughts of this hot, green-eyed man? 

Abandoned by her mother and raised by a father who’d given up on life, Chloe doesn’t let anyone get close. Lucky for her, she can communicate with animals—telepathically. Her long hours at the animal shelter help her cope with the stress, and the animals are the only people she needs. But when a suspected dog-fighting ring comes to her attention, Chloe decides to do a little spying. And in her rush to win the dogs’ trust, she almost gets herself caught. 

Until a sexy stranger intervenes, and she finds she can overhear his thoughts. She’s never been able to hear people, and this man’s about as sexy as she’s ever seen. It’s more than intellectual curiosity that drives her to discover his secret: he’s a jaguar shape-shifter, and the presence of this cat among the dogs might be a bit too much to handle. But the animal attraction is just too hot to resist, and the passion between them makes both the sparks—and the fur—fly…

I like books that are funny and fun to read (and hot!) but also make me think or look at the world in a new way.
These days you’ll find me writing, pet sitting, juggling a number of freelance gigs, and reigning as my home’s domestic goddess. I live in the Midwestern U.S. with my husband, dog and cats. Alas, I have, as of yet, been unable to teach my husband how to purr.

3.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing plotJuly 11, 2014
This review is from: To Snarl or to Snuggle (Hidden Lines Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
This book could have been so much better. It's a great story. For someone like me who hasn't read any books by this author, she takes that into account. You don't feel completely left out of the series. Chloe was interesting. She's smart, protective and has a pretty cool power. Jorge, I don't feel like you get to know him well enough.

The dialogue seems a little stilted. They all speak so properly, that it's hard to get into. Most people don't speak perfect english.

I loved watching as they put together a wedding and dealt with their personal issues. Chloe and her mom, that was wonderful to see how it all turned around. I think that if there were some changes made to the talking, and maybe some trimming on certain parts that aren't needed, it would be a much easier read. Like:
The drive into town is uneventful. I planned the later time to avoide rush hour traffic. Plus I hate mornings. < Parts like this felt like they were upping the word count and held no value to the story. Cutting some of that would make this read smoother, easier and flow better.

If you're into paranormal romance, then you may like this. It's certainly a different twist compared to other paranormals. It's interesting to see something different in a genre that's flooded with the same thing over and over.

My rating- out of 1-5:
Cover: 5 - it's hot
Editing: 2 - needs some trimming, dialogue needs to be more realistic
Plot: 4 - refreshing
Ending: 4 - well done

rating 3.5


“So what was up with your lack of cake enthusiasm?” My best friend Naomi peers at me over her latte. We’re taking a wedding planning respite at our favorite coffee place.
She clearly knows something is wrong. Usually I love cake, food, all things with sugar and fat. And, of all the tedious parts of planning my wedding, tasting the cake was supposed to be the highlight.
Naomi starts tapping her fingers and her blue-eyed stare means business. I’m not getting out of spilling the beans. Time to woman up.
“I found an old letter I wrote to my mom.” I stare down into my Earl Grey latte and try not to let my emotions run away with me.
“From when?”
“I was sixteen. Wrote it the day I tore up every picture of her I had.” I didn’t need to say more.
Before Naomi can say anything, there’s a commotion at the entrance. A boy, maybe twelve or thirteen, careens into an empty table just inside the door, almost knocking it over. I know puberty can have its awkward gangly growth spurt phases, but this is no ordinary stumbling. At first, I assume he’s drunk or stoned or something—sad, I know, for a young teen— but then I notice some awfully shaggy hair sprouting from his neck and spreading under his shirt.
Shit. He’s a shape-shifter, and by the looks of it, one who isn’t prepared to be going through a transition. Given his age, this is probably his first shift or close to it. Odds say he’s an orphan shifter—born into a family who doesn’t know shape-shifters exist but have some rogue genes in their DNA. Puberty takes hold, and boom, you find out you’re a shape-shifter.

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