Vampires and Shapeshifters. A Fictionwise bestseller: No. 1 on the Fictionwise Dark Fantasy list in Feb. 2009 Kita Nekai, on the run and the smallest of her shifter clan-a calico cat among lions and tigers-is being hunted. She was expected to accept her role as her father's successor whether or... show more
Vampires and Shapeshifters. A Fictionwise bestseller: No. 1 on the Fictionwise Dark Fantasy list in Feb. 2009 Kita Nekai, on the run and the smallest of her shifter clan-a calico cat among lions and tigers-is being hunted. She was expected to accept her role as her father's successor whether or not her cat was up to the task of leading the clan. She disagreed. Now she's less than a step ahead of the hunters, bone-tired, cold, and living hand-to-mouth in the city of Haven. And that's the high point of her day. She's also drugged, "accidently" turned into a vampire, and sentenced to death for recklessly creating a rogue shifter who tortures its human prey. She's got seventy-two hours to find the rogue, evade a city full of hunters, prove she's not responsible for the rogue, and keep the vampire council from killing her. All while sorting out an apprentice mage, a married ex-boyfriend shifter-hunter, and the vampire who made her. Reviews: "Many of the world-building elements such as the nature of the vampire council, Firth and the society of the mages and Nathanial's backstory are deliberately left enigmatic to pique our curiosity and look forward to exploring the possibilities in future tales. Refreshingly, Once Bitten wraps up without the usual ubiquitous series cliff-hanger and ends on a positive note. Once Bitten is a solid urban fantasy debut with enough original ideas and twists to satisfy readers looking for something different and fresh. Kalayna Price is currently working on the next book in the Haven series." --Scifiguy Reviews "Once Bitten is imaginative, thoroughly entertaining, and easily keeps a reader's attention." -- Patricia's Vampire Notes Reviews "I’ll be watching for book two in this exciting new series." -- Darque Reviews "This was a perfect adventure." -- Paranormal Romance Reviews "Urban fantasy readers who enjoy the works of Kelly Armstrong and V.K. Forrest will have a great time reading this exhilarating story." -- Harriet Klausner "Young Adult girls will swoon over the strong male characters and try to be just like Kita. 4 Hearts" -- Book Reviews by Crystal
Publish date: January 15th 2009
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
Series: Haven (#1)
In her debut novel Price introduces to new the reader to a new urban paranormal world centered in a city called Haven. Let’s just say the city does not live up to it`s name.Kita, is a werecat, but not the normal lion, tiger or panther, Kita’s other form is a calico cat. Kita is also the heir to her ...
Kobo free download 7/20/113.5 stars - Once again, why haven’t I read this series yet? I received this book as a Kobo free download last summer and waited to fit it into the right challenge. Thanks, SOS Bookshelf Bingo – Shifters shelf! Calico cat shifters!Once Bitten is the story of Kita Nekai. Kita...
This was a pretty good start to an urban fantasy series. I admit to being slightly put off by the covers; they're not the greatest, especially when compared to those of Kalayna's other series, The Alex Craft series. But you know what they say about judging books by their covers..I just wanted to hig...
This one just wasn't for me.To be fair I skimmed about 100 pages or so but I feel like I did not miss anything. The biggest challenge is there is a lack of world building so the reader is thrown into this confusing world. Perhaps this was supposed to be a device to provide intrigue and mystery but f...
i adored kita.though a confused girl who has been wounded, i think perhaps her more disagreeable characteristics derive from the fact that she is very much not human. in this world, shapeshifters come from somewhere else and kita's on the run because she doesn't want to inherit her father's position...