Hunters' Watch Brigade: Initiation by Paula Millhouse

Hunters' Watch Brigade: Initiation

byPaula Millhouse

Kobo ebook | March 9, 2018

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"I like authors that aren't afraid to embrace strong female leads." -- Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews on Chalvaren Rising

It's never just another day at the office . . .

Demigod Samantha Silverton, a full-time monster hunter in the Hunters' Watch Brigade, is on a mission with her familiar, Max, to hunt down a scorned mermaid when she finds out she has bigger fish to fry. Her mother--a powerful witch--has been abducted. And the most likely villain is her mother's enemy, Francesca Rosencratz.

Being a familiar to a sexy monster hunter has its perks, but Max wants more. He might look like a cat, but he's also Sam's best friend . . . and the man who loves her. But in order to defeat Francesca, he'll have to shift into his human form, something he's avoided. Because once he's officially a shifter, he'll have to join the Brigade. And that could take him away from Sam for good.

But Francesca's becoming increasingly dangerous. She and a mysterious ally are working to take down the Brigade, and take over the paranormal community. Sam will have to dig deep if she's going to save her mom. But Max will have to risk even more . . . to save Sam.

When supernatural creatures go rogue, who are you going to call?
The Hunters' Watch Brigade!

Paula Millhouse was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, where Spanish moss whispers tales in breezes from the Atlantic Ocean to her soul. As a child, she soaked in the sunshine and heritage of cobblestones, pirate lore, and stories steeped in savory mysteries of the South.

She lives in the mountains now, but honors her Southern heritage as a story teller by sharing high-heat adventures with her readers. Escape your daily routine with books where justice does exist, true love is worth fighting for, and happily ever afters are expected.

Title:Hunters' Watch Brigade: InitiationFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 9, 2018Publisher:BelleBooks Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1611948584

ISBN - 13:9781611948585


Rated 2 out of 5 by from A miss for me Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: So many things that rubbed me the wrong way about INITIATION that I nearly gave up a few times. In a paranormal romance, you need to like, or at least understand, the main couple. But, Sam and Max’s relationship confused me. Some of the characters were just cardboard cutouts and there were several significant issues that bordered on sexual assault. Sometimes, a strong and competent female lead is not enough to save a flawed book. I’m not spoiling anything by telling you that Max does shift into his human form in order to protect Sam. I was hoping their character arc would explore the deep sense of betrayal Sam felt when her pet (talking pet, but pet nonetheless) of eight years can a) shift into an adult male and b) is madly in love with her. I know that if someone I had put into a pet carrier declared their undying love for me, I’d feel betrayed, confused and angry; Sam was upset for about two paragraphs. Then they started making out. For a new man who is just getting used to prehensile thumbs (as he mentions THREE times), Max sure knows how to please a woman. It’s a bit ridiculous that there isn’t an adjustment period or even a question as to his legal age; he is 8, and even though he shifts into an adult human male, he only has 8 years of life experience. This immaturity seems to have led him to the main reason he didn’t shift before: he was afraid if he would shift he would have to go to Hunter’s Watch Brigade basic training. This would mean he would be away from Sam for a whole - gasp! - 12 weeks! The characters kept mentioning these twelve weeks apart like they were a big deal. This complete disregard for long distance relationships or even a basic understanding of modern work obligations was even more unbelievable than the characters walking around New York City with a dozen wild animals/pets and no one noticing because “it’s New York City’. Max also has been having visions, for a long time, of his kittens growing in Sam’s belly, and he thinks about this as they have sex for the first time without protection. What? That’s not okay. In a world where visions are serious business (as in, they often come true), you’d think a serious discussion about cross-species babies would be in order before jumping to it. Otherwise, this is the same kind of manipulation as girls who “accidentally” get pregnant in order to manipulate men. There are more issues: a strange curse on the shifter community that is never explained, the witch covens being completely fickle and downright stupid, grown men calling each other “Fang Boy” and “Kitty Ra Ra” for the entire book, an over reliance on greek mythology that could have been explored in another book, and more. The first book of the HUNTER’S WATCH BRIGADE was a miss for me.
Date published: 2018-05-17