This review was originally posted at The Book Pushers Darah is a merc who is tricked to spend some downtime at a space station by her shipmates and commanding officer She is not entirely happy as she doesn t want to et her hair down and elax Kaitlyn soon finds her relaxing time has gone out of the space station view window when she encounters than she expected in her down time during a bar room brawl There she meets a sexy Lieutenant Christopher Rygard who has reached the end of his tour and sexual sparks collide amongst each other in the midst of flying fists a breakout and angry aliens to bootThis was a fun novella which also had emotional depth and rich characters and for a short book it definitely packed a punch I Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War liked Kaitlyn who is pretty crotchety and socially awkward and finds it hard to entrust people but she is veryoyal to those she chooses to trust The reason why she s distrustful and cautious is due to a painful past where she was raped and tortured and also experimented upon which has transformed into a cat shifter during a mission But when she encounters Chris Rygard an attraction sprouts up immediately and it was fun to see Kaitlyn s gruff and tough exterior cracking and the vulnerable woman beneath coming out to play and flirt which is very much A Silent Ocean Away: Colette's Dominion like her inner cat However their passionate interlude is rudely interrupted when a group of feline aliens demanding revenge on Chris The aliens who found Chris responsible who got in bit of trouble during hisast mission which involved collecting a package that turned out to be cubs taken from their planet it is up to him and Kaitlyn who offers to help retrieve the cubs to avoid their ireThe tension between Chris and Kaitlyn was very sweet and palpable and their The Magic Question love scenes which helped to reawaken her sexuality was sensitively and passionately portrayed and hawt I think this was highlight of the book because Kaitlyn was such a closed off character from the beginning but after her time with Chris there was change in her emotional outlook and Ioved how she evolved from her older selfI also iked how Chris interacted with Kaitlyn because he was really sweet and sensitive towards her although I did get frustrated with him ater on when made the wrong assumptions about her and never really made up for his arsey behavior I also wished he was fleshed out a bit because I felt that he wasn t as developed as much as Kaitlyn s character and I think the momentum in their romance towards the end kind of ost its edge I also felt that he never really became much of a focus towards the end of the book especially with the rescue of the cubsHunting Kat was an interesting and appealing novella for me not just because its sci fi with a sexy romance and I am such a sucker for those But the world building was well thought out although I wished there was background on the captors who experimented upon Kaitlyn and the reason why there was a conflict The supporting characters also added colour and depth to the story most especially Boggle who is the geek with the same social skills or ack of them that Kaitlyn has I really oved the scene when they first meetNonetheless Hunting Kat had some surprises that I didn t really expect that I would ike but I did because in a An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism lot of ways this was than a romance I have to warn readers who doike their traditional HEA Hunting Kat does not have one but I think PJ Schnyder makes it work Because there was a HEA and it was with Kaitlyn s character the book ends realistically about her admitting she may not entirely get over her past but she has hope and there is a Happy For Now with Chris or the potential of that and I really ike that messageAlthough I would have preferred to have a HEA but I really hope that there will be to come with this character and world because I think this was of an introduction to this universe and characters and I think Kaitlyn was a great character and I think there is potential for future stories about her and her crewI give Hunting Kat a B Originally posted at WickedLilPixie Reviews45 StarsAs a mercenary Kat Darah doesn t have to pass for a normal human On the edge of the solar system she s just another biped Most of the timeRight off the bat we know that merc Kaitlyn Darah has suffered a violent violation at the hands of men and it has understandably resulted in her overtly antagonistic attitude towards the male gender She completely acks social skills and sends off aggression vibes in waves The only man in her Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character life Captain Devron Rishkillian was there with her when she suffered a greatoss and is the only man who knows how to handle her and not antagonize her Dev sends her on a messenger run Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences looking to expand her skill set from one of violence to one of negotiation and diplomacy It becomes apparent that both Captain Dev and her fellow shipmate Skuld with her ferret Chester are very affectionate towards Kat and want her to find happiness and take a break from the solitude andoneliness she has sentenced herself to out of fear Is it time Kat Dev s voice brought her back to the present using the personal nickname he d given her as she grew into her place as one of his crew He d bled for her back then earned the right to use it You ready to go Anaphora and Conceptual Structure looking for a smile Sheifted her Between Silences lip in a snarl I d sooner take a hole to the head pg 14I enjoyed the dialog between Kat and the other secondary characters she meets as she arrives at the Dysnomia Station Ioved the techno geek Boggle her first friend made upon her arrival to deliver Dev s message He immediately geeks out on herNerd boy watched her approach Not in fear but shrewd assessment Speed plus three Agility plus three Appearance definitely plus five Intimidation minus two even with the visible boot knives and combat knife He pulled the goggles off his broad forehead and began to clean them with the hem of his shirt Ever consider Betrayals laser or sonic based firearms Maybe ballistics pg 21Talk nerdy to me He is physically gross and kinda creepy but respectfully fascinated with Kat and genuinely wants to help her seek connections independent of Captain Dev His motivations become clearand prove to be genuineater on in the story He s good peopleEnter Lieutenant Christopher Rygard just coming off a ong term relationship ending in being. As a mercenary Kat Darah doesn't have to pass for a normal human On the edge of the solar system she's just another biped Most of the timeNearing the end of his military tour Lt Christopher Rygard debates the idea of hanging up his uniform for good Looking for
PJ Schnyder ooks to be working on the next book about the mercenary Kat DarahThis is a SciFi RomanceErotica story where the main character has been artificially infused with feline DNA during her captivity as a youthI really Bat Ode like the way the were cat is described and how the feline behavioureaks into the human aspect of the character Kat Hunting Kat by PJ Schnyder is an ebook only science fiction romance published by Carina Press It s also the first book in the author s new Triton Experiment seriesThe title character is Kaitlyn Darah member of a mercenary spaceship s crew on the outer edge of human explored space But Kat has a secret Sometimes she really is a cat She shapeshifts into a panther as a result of a bio engineering experiment that was forced on her three years ago Physically she is super human Psychologically she is still recoveringHer captain knows her secret And he protects her from a government that would use her as a Bitter Choices: Blue-Collar Women in and out of Work lab rat Or is thatab cat But he knows that after three years she is ready to take the next step in her rehab and start to join the human race again He sends her on a courier job that will make her re earn some social skills by stranding I would think that some would says that the story ine of this book is the romance and yes that definitely has a big role to play in this but I oved the parts surrounding it What drew me in was how rounded Kat the main character was Especially since this was such a short read She was strong but she had her flaws and I could see her grow as a character Although this is classified as romance there was uite a bit of action and the story never dragged Because this was a short read we don t get a ot of world building but I felt it wasn t needed I could easily picture their space ships and space stations It gave me a FireflyBattlestar Gallactica feel which of course are two awesome shows that take place in space so I found the world of Hunting Kat to be right on parI ve never read a Sci Fi Romance before generally I m pretty picky about what type of romances I read because I tend to get bored with the sex scenes in them Not that I m against there being sex in books it s a very personal prefernce for me but I feel that in most cases that the sex goes on too Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French long and into too much detail Now this book does have sex in it and I thought it did go on aittle Back to the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America long and I did think that having the two main characters jump into bed with each other shortly after meeting was aittle silly but all of that aside I really did enjoy the story At Stake: Monsters and the Rhetoric of Fear in Public Culture line of the bookOverall I m really glad I was able to read this it s not something I would normally pick up but I definitely think it has cross over potential for those whoike ParanormalFantasy Romance I will be Black Nationalism: The Search for an Identity looking forward to from PJ Schnyder This started on such a high note I was so excited to get to read it It was full of potential that basically fizzled out I was really getting into the sci fi feel of it then it segued into a so so tooong sex scene just when there should have been some further development in the sci fi world to better help you understand The book overall Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism lacked a real sense of time and place It needed aot world building The story jumped here and there oddly instead of one scene flowing into the next The hero started out interesting but turned into a weak ass an ass who was weak The romance was not believable view spoilerBut maybe it was just a hook up see my final spoiler hide spoiler You can also find my review on my blog Kat is the first in author PJ Schnyder s Triton Experiment series and is a sci fi romance that I absolutely Boggs: A Comedy of Values lovedFinally somewhat able to deal with her painful past mercenary Kat Darah has found a place inife where she belongs She has a Captain she trusts and one close friend and that s been enough for her The only empty spot in her Blood Runs Green: The Murder That Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago life is where the only man she had ever been close to once was He s gone though and his death hit her hard But if Kat kept herself busy she didn t have time toet the Berlioz and the Romantic Century lack of a man bother her That was until her captain and best friend stuck her oneave for two days when their ship docked Now she was stuck on this mini vacation and too much time to think Time to it the barof course just when Kat is Building Ideas: An Architectural Guide to the University of Chicago looking to avoid being tricked by her friends into spending time with a man she happens to find one that sends her senses into overdrive Maybe this wasn t such a bad idea after allLt Christopher Rygard is at a crossroads in hisife Deciding whether to stay in the military at the end of this tour or give up the only Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F): Canadian Art: Volume I (A-F) life he s ever known A few things happened on theast few mi Most people mistake Kat Darah for being just enough human merc however that might be the Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture last mistake they ever make Infected with a virus that has changed her in to a shapeshifter and tortured for weeks before eventually being rescued she is now deadly dangerous Lieutenant Christopher Rygard has just finished his tour and can t decide whether to re up especially after hisatest mission eft him feeling dirty Still debating his future he meets Kat at a bar and is instantly captivated However he doesn t realise that the repercussions of his mission would follow him and put him and Kat in a race against time I am so glad I picked this book up I have to admit before I started this I was expecting a cheesy sci fi romance but I am so pleased that instead I was drawn into a cheese free zone full of a fantastic mixture of action and sexy romance I am now racing to read the next book in the series so I can see what happens nextIn Hunting Kat we are introduced to a new universe and although there aren t a ot of details there is enough to keep it interesting However what really kept me reading were the characters of Kat and Rygard I really Bulletproof Feathers loved Kat she was completely kick ass yet had undyingoyalty to those she viewed as her friends Rygard was intriguing with as we earn about his conflicted views on staying with the military Together they had smoking hot chemistry which made for a really sexy read and also a really sweet one Hunting Kat was a fast paced and sexy sci fi and a brilliant start to The Triton Experiment series with memorable main couple as well as a strong supporting character I am going to be pouncing on to the next book as soon as possible. A dangerous mission a race against time to meet the enemy's demands while trying to deny the passion between them Rygard is faced with a terrible choice in the face of duty Report the existence of a human turned shape shifter Or forget he ever met her 25000 word.
The recipient of a Dear John etter and a broken heart Kat appears in the same bar he is already seated at plowing her way through a huge nasty bar brawl Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities 1580-1620 laying all the participants on their arses As she sits down at the back of the bar for a glass of scotch he immediately has to buy her a drink only to discover how shyly she reacts to him He is stunned that such a confident skilled brawler can be so timid when it comes to his advancesSeasoned profitable mercenaries capable of wreaking the kind of damage he d seen just to get to a glass of scotch did not sit tucked up on a bar stool blushingike schoolgirls But here she perched sleek as a cat and cute as a kitten pg37He plays it completely cool not pushing her too hard but flirting with her nonetheless and she actually finds herself happy And holy moly was the sexual tension awesome Sit on the edge of my chair awesome as they very delicately shared their scotch It is very clear where their playfulness was headed and I Chameleon Hours loved every second of the journey this Sci Fi PNR story took me on Because this is a shorter story 80 pages I don t want to go in to any of the story but I found Hunting Kat to be a fast charming tense hot and very engaging read I highly recommend it My rating 45 starsI m going to take a page from PJ Schnyder s book so to speak and keep this review short and sweetIn a word Masterful Okay a second word AH MAZINGIn aittle over a hundred pages Schnyder has managed to Create a spacefaring genetic enhancing society I believe in Give enough background info to keep me oriented and a Chicago Architecture (Architecture Urbanism) little extra to give me a sense of the bigger world without boring the crap out of me Create complex main characters with contradictory traits whom Iove and who have pasts that influence their presents Create minor characters who are uirky and charming and whom I Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide love to read about almost as much as the main characters Make me smile Turn me on Make me cry real tears Turn me on again Give a satisfying ending thateads naturally into a seuelIf there was anything about this book I didn t Citrus: A History like it was that I wasn t sold on Kat having only ever kissed a boy before aside from her past trauma was ready to go all the way after only a few drinks with Rygard At the bar she s all shy and blushing and I get that she s super attracted to him but why does she immediately invite him up to her room Why is she practically ripping his clothes off with veryittle acknowledgement of her inexperience I do think Schnyder handled the trauma bit extremely well though It also bothers me that Rygard was Kat s first consensual sexual experience and I got the impression it was almost Building the South Side: Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919 like he was deflowering her What is it I don tike about that I dunno Maybe because it plays into the convention and reinforces the idea that a woman should be a virgin or as much a virgin as possible for the man she s going to eventually end up withBut seriously when all s said and done my ittle hang ups about the first sex scene are minuscule in proportion to how much I oved this book Hunting Kat is a tightly woven narrative that kept me turning the pages til the very end and I highly recommend it to Classic Rough News lovers of science fiction romance Or just science fiction Or just romancePoint being Go read it now That is all This is a uickie Review For the full review please visit The RomanceaholicExpected Release Date July 4 2011Publisher HarleuinImprint Carina PressAuthor s Website Source for This Book NetgalleyPart of a Series NoSeries Best Read In Order NASteam Level HotKat was born a human but when she was kidnapped as a military cadet she was infected with a virus that mutated her genetic code allowing her to transform into a feline Now blessed or cursed with extraordinary senses and a deep and instinctual dislike of men she has yet to fully overcome the torture that was inflicted on her during her imprisonment and instead focuses on being one of the most bad ass mercenaries this side of the galaxy Hiding scars both physical and mental she s resigned herself to never knowing aoving man s touch until her well meaning mercenary friends dump her on a planet with a reservation at a swanky hotel and orders to enjoy herself until they return Miserable knowing that her social skills Class and Conformity: A Study in Values - With a Reassessment (Midway Reprint) leave aot to be desired she decides to take advantage of her time off by heading down to the Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools local barFaced with the end of his military tour and strongly disillusioned by the orders given on hisast mission Lt Christopher Rygard heads to the bar to drown his misery when he s astonished to witness a beautiful and deadly woman cut through a massive bar brawl Common People: The History of An English Family like a hot knife through butter and cautiously introduces himself to herTaken slightly aback by her shy manner yet intrigued by her obvious capabilities he flirts with her and is happy when she clumsily returns his advancesMaking their way to her hotel room they give in to the scorching attraction crackling between them and he unknowingly gives her the first positive sexual experience of herifeThe situation uickly deteriorates however when a misunderstanding Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to Workfare leads Rygard to be cruel to Kat but before the situation can be corrected Ryagard is attacked by creatures from the alien world that hisast mission had taken place on Out for blood and revenge the attackers are as astonished as Rygard when Kat assumes her feline form to defend him and she uickly earns the respect of the attackers They are given a choice Rygard can die now or they can work together to right the wrong that Rygard s team committed and Kat attempts to shoulder aside her hurt to participate in a mission that could very well result in her being enslaved againTo make matters worse Rygard s allegiance to the military reuires him to report Kat s existence as a shifter and in doing so he would certainly be risking her very conquest and community:the afterlife of warrior saint ghazi miyan lifeApart from the ending grumble grumble I thoroughly enjoyed this one Kat is made of awesome and Rygard is a deeply honorable man with some baggage as well and together I think they make a perfect match The sensualityevel was perfect for this ength of a story and the secondary characters all added to the story rather than distractedI was very happy to receive word that there is a I found this as a freebie but it turned out to be a great read It s fairly short only a novella but. Nswers at the bottom of a glass of scotch he meets Kat One shared night of mutual desire seems harmless But when their tryst is interrupted by attackers hunting Rygard Kat must reveal her other form the predator beneath the human façade Together they embark on.
Born and raised in the North East PJ Schnyder spent her childhood pretending to study for the SATs by reading every fantasy and sci fi novel she could borrow from the local and school libraries She scored fairly high in the verbal portionShe was introduced to the wonderful world of romance a decade later by her best friend at an anime convention in SeattleShe now lives somewhere temperate watc