Coveted by Shawntelle Madison

58%

10 Critic Reviews

After 110 pages of neuroses, awkward dialogue, non-existent plot and uninspiring romance, I’m afraid I had to call it a day.
-Book Chick City

Synopsis

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 the two discover that the spark between them remains intense.
 
Before Nat can sort out their relationship, she must face a more immediate and dangerous problem. Her pack is under attack from the savage Long Island werewolves--and Nat is their first target in a 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 of her strength to save her pack and, ultimately, herself..
 

About Shawntelle Madison

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Shawntelle Madison is a Web developer who loves to weave words as well as code. She'd be reluctant to admit it, but if pressed, she'd say that she covets and collects source code. After losing her first summer job (detassling corn), Madison performed various jobs, from fast-food clerk to grunt programmer to university webmaster. Writing eccentric characters is her favorite job of all. On any given day when she's not surgically attached to her computer, she can be found watching cheesy horror movies or the latest action-packed anime. Shawntelle Madison lives in Missouri with her husband and children.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 306 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Coveted
All: 10 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 4

Night Owl Sci-Fi

Excellent
Jun 13 2012

It’s got pack dynamics, action and there is one hell of a weird therapy group all in this debut novel by Shawntelle Madison.

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Smexy Books

Good
Reviewed by May on May 11 2012

There’s a wide and varied cast of supporting characters, a lot of potential for world building, character growth, and conflict.

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The Romance Reader

Good
Reviewed by Cathy Sova

...a strong debut for Shawntelle Madison with a fresh take on paranormal heroines, and this looks to be a promising series.

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Book Chick City

Below average
Reviewed by Carolyn on Apr 16 2012

After 110 pages of neuroses, awkward dialogue, non-existent plot and uninspiring romance, I’m afraid I had to call it a day.

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My Keeper Shelf

Good
Reviewed by Lesley on Jun 05 2012

...Coveted was quirky and engaging...Great start to a promising new series.

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Scooper Speaks

Below average
May 24 2012

I don’t see how this heroine could ever be happy. Mental illness does not just go away

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Fang-tastic Fiction

Below average
Reviewed by Patricia Matthews on May 24 2012

This book has so many problems, it's hard to know where to begin. First, there's the author's lack of skill in writing...

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Magical Musings

Good
Reviewed by Mei on May 12 2012

It’s like the excitement of riding a rollercoster – thrilling and at the end you want to go again.

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The Qwillery

Good
Reviewed by Qwill on Apr 24 2012

Coveted features quirky characters, werewolf battles, and a heroine with heart.

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Red Headed Bookworm

Below average
Reviewed by Heather on Jun 04 2012

I liked Natalya, but sometimes, I just wanted to shake her.

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