Today I am hosting a stop on the blog tour for I Kissed A Dog by Carol Van Atta. This was a wonderful Paranormal Romance that bites you from the beginning and holds on till the very end. Be sure to check out the rest of my review after the book blurb.
The Werewolves of the West Series Book One
Carol Van Atta
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Cambridge Press US under the umbrella of Charles River Press (CRP)
Number of pages: 446
Chloe Carpenter isn’t like other women. She can communicate with animals. A gift she unwrapped following one of her frequent dances with death.
In her otherwise wacky life, she’s finally found a semblance of sanity working at the Plum Beach Wildlife Park, where her unique talents can make life or death differences for the animals in her care. That semblance is shattered when a new veterinarian roars into the park in his spiffed up sports car and sets his golden gaze on her. If she had her way, he’d roar right back out.
Problem: He’s her new coworker and he’s saved her life twice – in the past twenty-four hours.
Zane Marshall, Enforcer for the Pacific Pack of purebred werewolves, has a job to do – figure out who or what is mutilating the young men of Plum Beach.
With orders to find the woman who talks to animals, he accepts a position working alongside the fiery Chloe Carpenter, a female who ignites his interest far more than he ever expected. Remarkably, she’s the one elusive female with potential to bring meaning and passion to his empty existence.
Problem: She despises him.
Together, they’re forced to unravel a mystery of supernatural proportions, a murderous mystery with eternal implications for everyone. In the process, they discover opposites really do attract.
Major Problem: Zane is pledged to another woman, and she’ll do anything to keep him from Chloe.
I Kissed a Dog is a fantastic new book in what is sure to be a great new series. The Paranormal Romance genre is currently inundated with books about supernatural creatures. It is hard to find one that stands out among the many. I Kissed a Dog pulls away from the pack and makes a name for itself. Carol Van Atta does a great job with her design of a supernatural world within the human world. Chloe who is psychic with animals stumbles upon werewolves when she begins to notice she can read the minds of only some people. Ever since her accident animals thoughts have come to her but no matter what she tried people were elusive until now. Zane Marshall is the new hunky veterinarian who was hired to work with Chloe. The instant attraction between the two is explosive. They are faced with a serial killer, vampires and unknown cloaked figures. Between trying to solve all these mysteries and fight their strong bond this pair is a powerhouse. Overall, this is a wonderful beginning to a series I can’t wait to continue reading. If you enjoy a good paranormal romance you will want to pick this up at once.
I’d like to thank Carol Van Atta for stopping by today. I’d also like to thank Bewitching Book Tours for letting me host this stop today. For more information about I Kissed A Dog you can go to Barnes and Noble, Amazon and any other book retailer.
Like most authors, Carol Van Atta is no stranger to the written word. She penned a short novel at age 12 (somewhat frightening illustrations included, and lots of bunnies were involved), and had a creative writing piece published in her high school newspaper (about David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs LP). Yes, she’s an ex-80’s chick.
Devouring books from numerous genres, Carol developed a deep thirst/hunger for more reading material, and could almost always be found with her nose in a book.
She has contributed to several popular inspirational anthologies and devotional books, and lives in the rainy wetland of Oregon with a terrifying teen (another in college) and a small zoo of animals. She is taking an undetermined hiatus away from inspirational writing to delve into her darker side. (Though you can check out her latest spiritual suspense novel, Soul Defenders). It is rumored that this genre-jumping occurred after Carol discovered too suspicious red marks on her neck, and experienced an unquenchable urge to howl at the moon.