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December 3, 2012

Suped Up: Kept by Shawntelle Madison

Series: Coveted 2
Format: ARC (Edelweiss) 
Excerpt
Release Date: November 27, 2012
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository 

Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and relaxation. Once an outcast, she’s now eager to rejoin the ranks of her New Jersey pack, and has even gotten a handle on her obsessive urge to hoard holiday ornaments. Yet Nat barely has time to revel in her progress before the next crisis comes howling at her door.

Nat’s father has suddenly gone missing, captured by the Russian werewolf mafia. And as Nat steps up to save her dad from a mob boss’s deadly game, two men step in to play another round for her heart: her gorgeous alpha ex-boyfriend, Thorn, and her new flame, the sweetly sensitive wizard Nick. With her life growing more harried by the minute, Nat must stay cool, calm, and collected . . . or else risk losing everything.


KEPT is where everything changes for Nat, her position in her pack, her family's perception of her, her thing with both Nick and Thorn and more importantly, she found an inner strength she wasn't sure she possessed. In Coveted, Nat was someone who's battered and torn by successive attacks both on her person and her self-confidence which made her insecure and vulnerable. But when push came to shove, Nat reminded everyone that she's a werewolf first and much to my delight, the girl kicked some serious ass in book 2 of Shawntelle Madison's Coveted series.

Coveted had an even pace but KEPT packed in the punches as SMadison was relentless in giving us one adrenalin high after the other. First there was the business with the Russian mob who kidnapped Nat's dad because he owed them a moon debt. Short end is Nat took over and wiped the Vegas strip clean using Russian ass with the help of some of Nat's therapy group mates and one seemingly innocent but super deadly Fey child, Lisbetta.
No matter how much we run away, what we fear the most always catches up to us. - Heidi the mermaid
After this bloodbath, Nat's much anticipated Pack trial commenced. As if the obstacle course wasn't physically and psychologically taxing enough for our OCD werewolf, she had to mud wrestle Erica Holden, Thorn's current fiancee, for the position of Alpha female and Thorn's mate. See, Thorn finally found the balls to stand up to his father and declared his love for Nat, afterall he's South Tom's River Alpha and his word is technically law. This added vote of confidence bolstered Nat's bravura enabling her to give Erica some serious bitch slapping and ass whooping. I have never been so proud of Nat as I was in that moment, Erica was always throwing jabs at Nat, antagonizing and humiliating her every chance she get so Erica deserved that beat down 100%. To top it off, Nat's Royal Smackdown award put her exasperating Aunt Yelena in her proper place, this witch was no better than Erica and it was very satisfying to see her bow down to Nat. Woot!
One of them was made for your heart, and the other was made for your soul. - Grandma 
My favorite part of all the highlights was Thorn and Nat's heart to heart talk in her porch. Finally my questions about what happened between these two were answered and Thorn's confessions was a little heartbreaking. On the flip side it gave Nat her much needed closure and the confirmation she needs that the magnetic pull she's feeling isn't just her fancy. As for the ever reliable Nick, there's definitely something between him and Nat but SMadison is putting it to rest for now. I wonder if these two will pick up where they left off at some point in the series.

KEPT is leaps and bounds beyond its predecessor, if you've read Coveted and had doubts about the series and SMadison's storytelling throw that out the window because KEPT will blow you away! SMadison was just warming up and went full throttle with this one, I can't wait to read what's next for Natalya Stravinsky now that she's got the pack and the guy. Can she live up to being South Tom's River Alpha female?


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49 comments:

  1. Don't include me in the giveaway. Just wanted to stop by & say I got the opportunity to meet this author at the Naughty and Nice II event last Saturday. She was wonderful! Can't wait to read her books.

    Heather ~ Books Books and More Books

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    1. Yeah she is very nice and super accommodating! You are so lucky to have met her!

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  2. Great review! I really can't wait to read Coveted and Kept! My neurosis? I'm a hoarder and I can't bear to throw anything away as I'm afraid I might need it later. Eeeks!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Tess
    tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm sentimental too! I used to hold on to all the little notes and movie tickets and stuff. Then I saw my junk and I slowly started to steer clear of keepsakes.

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  3. Thanks for the great review! I'm dying to read this series :) I'm a bit OCD when it comes to things being clean, neat and tidy. My bf is a trooper and just stays out of my way :)

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    1. Me too! I can't stand dust and big messes.

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  4. I have a little bit of OCD type tendencies, especially when it comes to my bed. The sheets have to be perfect and unwrinkled when I get into bed, and they have to over each corner completely. Otherwise I literally have to remake the bed to ensure the corners are right and it's unwrinkled. I hate this about me. It drives me crazy but to not do it drives me even more crazy, so I do it. *sighs*

    Anyways, as for these books, I cannot wait to read these! :D Have a great week!

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    1. I want you to be my roomie! But I agree, nice looking and sweet smelling sheets makes the bed so cozy.

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  5. Too many to count! ;) I'm a bit of a hypochondriac and I'm a security nut (grew up in the city where we lock our doors, my husband has a complete opposite experience and thinks I'm crazy).

    I've been wanting to read this series for a while. Great review!

    Lee @shewolfreads

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    1. I used to always keep our doors unlocked! But that's good, at least someone in your house is thinking about safety.

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  6. My neurosis. I have no idea how many times I am washing my hands in a day. I am not psychotic but sometimes I cannot feel comfortable If I haven't washed them.
    Thank you for the great giveaway, it must be great series.
    Artemis

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    1. Me too esp now that its flu season. I hate it sometimes though, makes my hands dry and itchy.

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  7. books, when i'm too sad or depressed i have to get a book ( or a plush) or i got worse

    thank you so much for this new opportunity to win!!

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  8. I actually do have OCD and my biggest thing is checking the light switches when I enter and leave a room, whether the light was on or not.

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    1. I don't want to make light of OCD with this post, I'm assuming this review is OK with you? I have a cousin who has one and his is about numbers (helps that he's a CPA too). He has to do things a certain number of times.

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  9. You always have such awesome giveaways! Books - I carry a book with me at all timas...seriously, everywhere I go even if there is no possible way I'm going to have a chance to read, I have one anyway. And I very antsy if I forget it. =)

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    1. I'm like that too! Just in case I get bored, at least I can get lost in my imaginary world.

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  10. I have very few neuroses, but I HATE stickers, and need to peel them off of everything (accidentally buying used library copies of books is the absolute worst).

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    1. Ha! I do that too, i peel it carefully and make sure the paper doesn't separate from the sticky parts. I use a damp cloth when that happens with books.

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  11. I have OCD so I have all kinds of things that I have to do. Checking things, washing things... it's a bit exhausting at times.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear about that, I hope you're OK with the post. Natalya is a real camper, gave me perspective on how people with OCD deal with it.

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  12. I hate messes - things should be placed in their appropriate place. Even the bedsheets need to be nicely even on the bed. I hate when my husband uses the comforter but avoids the sheet underneath. It messes everything up! grr! Thanks for the giveaway. Damaris dsr002@gmail.com :)

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  13. I do like to wash my hands a bit more than the average bear..but not OCD style. I do sometimes ponder too much as I have a fear of failing:D

    Thanks chickens!

    Mich

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  14. My neurosis is I'm a book hoarder ;) Great review! I liked the first book and can't wait to see what happens next!

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  15. I think books.
    Love the review, can't wait to reading this series :)

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    1. Thank you! My amazon free book collection is ridic, so you're not alone

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  16. Nothing OCD....well..I do like my kitchen to stay clean....does that count?

    I got Coveted from NetGally and read it. I want either the ebook or print book too. Can't wait until I can read Kept.

    Deb T
    mammy4423 AT yahoo Dot com

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    1. It does count. I don't like messy kitchens too, curbs the appetite.

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  17. I have a bad case of book hoarding, but loving it!
    Grea review and thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. When you're into book blogging, it comes with the territory

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  18. I like to think that my OCD tendencies are actually organizing tendencies. I like to have the bottles/packages of spices arranged in alphabetical order. And my books are arranged by language, then by genres, authors and ultimately series. They're also arranged by the size of the book (I hate hard-backs, but I compromise when I can't find paperbacks and so I have to keep that in mind when I organize things in my book shelves). Also, if I have to be completely honest, I have a doll collection and it's organized by brand and by the year they were made in... But that to me is being organized and I refuse to believe otherwise *blush*

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    1. The first time I stepped in the Container Store I almost swooned! My old book case was arranged similar to yours too, when I get bored I sometimes arrange the stand-alones via color. hehehe

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  19. My neurosis is I'm a book hoarder. No matter how many books I have - I'm afraid I'll miss something if I don't get all those new lovely books that come out constantly. :D

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  20. I wash my hands constantly. I don't want to get sick.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  21. I am hanging out to read this series....they sound AWESOME!

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  22. I always make sure every bathroom door is closed at night before I go to bed. I can't go to sleep when I know they're open. Pretty weird, right?

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  23. I have a place for everything, don't try & move it.

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  24. I have to do all by myself or if my man does something I have to watch all the time!

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  25. I can never have too many books and at times will go on a quest to win, win, win LOL Thank you so much for sharing with us. I have looked Kept and Coveted up and so look forward to reading them.

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  26. I'm terrified of heights!! would LOVE to win & read! PICK ME!!

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  27. I really enjoyed Coveted and can't wait to read Kept! :)

    Hmm.. my neurosis is when it comes to my bookshelves (something near & dear to me ).. I organize by genre - then subgenre, alphabetize, then order of series. I get all itchy if things are out of place! Heh :D

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  28. Great review! Love the series :)
    My neurosis is abour books of course! I must always have one with me at all times!!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  29. neurosis?

    that my books remain good condition at all times.. no fold edges, dusted covers.. (although sometimes that's hard to do when my sister tries to steal (borrow without permission) mybooks.:D

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  30. My neurosis is when I borrow a book to a friend and later when the book is returned and is in a bad conditions, I just explode! (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)

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  31. Mine is when someone grabs a book of my bookshelf without telling me! I get so anxious if I think I have lost one!

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