Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

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by Kate SeRine

"A new fantastic ORIGINAL paranormal series is born!" –Paranormal Cravings

Along came a spider. . .

When Trish Muffet is attacked at a grisly crime scene, the last person she expects to come to her rescue is Nicky "Little Boy" Blue. But since walking away from everything two years before, Nicky's been doling out vigilante justice as "The…  See more details below


"A new fantastic ORIGINAL paranormal series is born!" –Paranormal Cravings

Along came a spider. . .

When Trish Muffet is attacked at a grisly crime scene, the last person she expects to come to her rescue is Nicky "Little Boy" Blue. But since walking away from everything two years before, Nicky's been doling out vigilante justice as "The Spider," taking on the vicious predators of the night in hopes it'll lead him to his ultimate target—Vlad Dracula. And he needs Trish's help.

Although Nicky's renegade style goes against everything Trish stands for, she'll do what she must to bring Dracula down. With danger stalking her, Trish knows the only person she can count on is the one man who has the power to leave her breathless. There's no way she's letting this spider frighten her away. . .

"It's not often that something totally new and entertaining comes along, but Kate SeRine doesn't disappoint with Red. I definitely recommend this to readers who want humor, drama, suspense, and a truly entertaining, ‘feel good' romance." —Kate Douglas

"A brilliantly twisted tale of murder, ghosts, vampires, criminal investigation and a rocking hot romance."—Tome Tender

"Plenty of romance and action to mix up the excitement." --Five star top pick from The Romance Reviews

"A bit of paranormal romance, a bit of urban fantasy, and all awesomeness, the Transplanted Tales series offers readers everything they could possibly ask for - creative storytelling, action and humor, fantastic characters, and a world you will return to again and again. You simply MUST read it!" -- The Rabid Reader

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A Transplanted Tales Novel , #3
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Along Came a Spider 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
hcollins1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I was another one of those that didn't realize this was book 3 in the series, but I still really liked it. The characters were so much fun! I think I was practically grinning through the whole book. Picture the TV shows Once and Grimm mixed together and you would be getting close to the right path of this book. I do recommend starting from book 1 because there will be a few things that will leave you wondering what is going on otherwise. I have just started book 1 myself and plan to devour the whole series! If they are as good as this one then I am definitely hooked! Definitely a book you'll want to read, then you will want to tell your friends to read it. I received and ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.  
Anonymous 5 days ago
Possibly my favorite book of the series so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very clever an imaginative series! I want more!
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LittleReadRidingHood More than 1 year ago
I am continually impressed and surprised with SeRine's Transplanted Tales books, and Along Came a Spider was certainly no exception. One of the things I like most about this series is the fact that you get to follow up with the previous couples, and more than just a passing mention. Red and Nate, and Lavender and Seth are all players in this story. But of course the focus of this story is on Nicky and Trish. Nicky "Little Boy" Blue and Beatrice Muffit came over into the Here and Now in the same group, and ever since that brief meeting, Trish has had a thing for Nicky. So when they run into each other again and he acts like he doesn't know who she is, she is understandably hurt. But after some things force them to work together, it becomes harder and harder for Trish to hide her feelings. But does she even want to? Nobody can take Nate's place in my heart, but Nicky sure comes close. He is the perfect example of a bad boy with a heart of gold. (Side note - is there a lead that Red didn't bang? Sheesh!) Nicky feels like he has a lot to make up for, and so when he got a second chance in the Here and Now he took it, and built an almost mob like empire. After surviving a terrible attack, he went off the grid and no one knew where he was, what he was doing, or even if he was alive. Until he surfaces with Trish. I always expect these stories to be a bit lighter than they are, but it is always a pleasant surprise. I guess the fact that they are based on fairy tales makes me expect nothing bu sunshine and rose petals but that is most certainly not the case. Along Came a Spider kept me engaged in the story, in the will they won't they of Nicky and Trish, and the follow up from the previous two couples. I certainly hope this isn't the last I hear from SeRine's Transplanted Tales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all the characters. So creative and fun!
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
I get so excited about Kate Serine’s “Transplanted Tales” series – I love stories about fairy-tale and literary creatures living in our world and Serine is one of the best at it. She not only gives you a hot, steamy romance, but also an intriguing mystery that keeps you on your toes. If you are looking for fantasy and intrigue mixed in with your romance, Serine’s “Transplanted Tales” series has it in spades. - Full review available at RomanticReadsandSuch on Wordpress or ZbookTrib's website.
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ornerylibrarian More than 1 year ago
Did you ever expect to read a sexy story about Little Miss Muffet? Me neither, but Kate Serine manages to bring fairytale creatures into the "here and now" and actually make it believable. Trish Muffet and Nicky Blue take you along on a rollercoaster ride of a story where Trish has a very valid reason for her fear of spiders and Nicky is on a quest for vengeance against Dracula. This tale is twisted and delicious. Strap yourself in, sit back, and enjoy.
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Eloise_In_Paris More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Transplanted Tales and I loved it. Of course I am biased because I love the entire series, but I digress. Finally we get to read Nicky Blue’s story and it does not disappoint. It’s funny, charming, and full of action. Some of our favorite character’s make appearances and we are introduced to new tales as well. This is definitely a stand alone novel so if you are new to this series you’ll be fine, the past history of the character’s is told without stalling the story. This book nicely wrap’s up the love stories for Red and her ex’s, but there are plenty of other character’s left for us to read about in the future. Like Al Addin, the mysterious Alex McCain, and my favorite Gideon. And since a Tale is simply someone who’s story was told in the Here and Now the possibilities are endless. I can’t wait to read more.
Melhay More than 1 year ago
We meet Trish in the Prelude, her memory of being transplanted from Make Believe to Here and Now. When she first met the rueful Nicky Blue, and even felt the draw to him then. Again, Kate uses Preludes with ease. I love them in this series. They are a memory of coming to Here and Now, reminding us of where the Tales came from. You get a great feel of their tale and history. Saved from an attack and being pushed out of her apartment due to a haunting, Trish finds Nicky who's come asking for help. No where else to go, Nicky takes her with him to keep safe, at his home. Trish is excited to be with the one she's had a heart for, yet trying to contain herself and not get over hopeful. The history we learn of Trish's and Nicky's. Wow. They are a set. And what Trish saw when she looked into Juliette's dead eyes before Grimm took her soul to rest, yea we learn that. Wow. Honestly, I was wondering how Kate was going to bring our newest couple together, knowing he's still hurting in some ways after his wife's death. And Kate set the foundation right away, and grew that strong brick building to create a lovely home for a new couple. Aaah, The Agency. This is a neat little agency. They are like the Men in Black crossed with CIA. Top secret, yet they have their noses in too many things Tale. And even are strong arming Trish's place of business, the FMA - Fairytale Management Authority. But Trish also has a sorted history with one of the Agents as well. We see old friends and couples again. Tess has been trying to pair her friends up, wanting them to be happy like her. Tess is also having troubles, and they fear it's due to the condition of her mans past. But this is a small drop in the bucket of troubles Trish is seeing and dealing with. We see Lavender and Seth as they come to visit everyone, and get to help. Oh Lavender and her dysfunctional family dinner. LOL! Seth is still hot as ever. And they are happy as ever. Gideon! He is so sweet! I love him with his brief appearances here. Then we have new characters. Rumpelstiltskin, Oh my goodness! LOL! Loved him and Truman. Make me smile. The mystery murder story takes off and builds, dropping hints with each turn. There is a twist to the story, and I loved the way Kate turned this. I was not expecting the end with this mystery and string of dead bodies. Action packed with Nicky and Trish. Nicky has a gangster feel to his methods and tricks, but he's a strong individual as well. Nicky and his easy ways, finds him flirting with Trish and Trish trying to not fall to hard as he's leaving after he takes care of his target. I could see how over the last few years Tess has worn off on Trish. I didn't know if she'd be as kick butt as Tess, but she sure was, and on the sensitive side more than Tess too. Trish is her own person and growing as a character now that we read from her eyes. There is an independence found in Trish like Tess, a strong-ness to do what she needs to do to solve and stop the murders. This is an amazing tale of Romance and Mystery. Once again, Kate has blended the two with amazing talent, in a new and rich world full of possibilities.
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Transplanted Tales series by Kate SeRine.  I requested this book through NetGalley not realizing that it was the third book in the series.  I just thought it looked and sounded interesting.  And it was, I do wish that I had gone into this book with having read the previous two books, Red and The Better To See You, but I didn't miss enough to detract from this couple's story.  This story opens with the Beatrice "Trish" Muffet falling through a long, black tunnel from Make Believe and landing in a new place called Here and Now.  Her and other Tales have been snatched away from their lives and "transplanted" into a whole new world.  In the Here and Now, Tales heal fast, live almost immortal lives and get to keep whatever special power or ability they had in Make Believe.  Upon Trish's initial transplant to the Here and Now, she meets Nicky Blue and through her soul gaze, sees into the very heart of Nicky.  He asks her to come with him, but Trish feels that it wouldn't be proper.  So Nicky takes off, while Trish is swept up into the Fairytale Management Authority or FMA.  It will be about a century before their next significant encounter. When I first started reading this, I wasn't aware of the first two books.  It only became apparent that I was missing part of their back story as I went further into the book.  I think given the chance, I would like to read the first two books, since there are some interactions between this couple in the previous 2 books.  But overall it wasn't enough that I didn't enjoy the book.  I loved the idea of this story and series.  Taking key characters from fairy tales and literary works and making them real is a unique twist.  I loved seeing the interpretation of the characters and who they could become based on their fairytale beginning.  I gave this book 3 stars on Goodreads.  I would probably have gone 4 if I had read the first 2 books, since I love follow up on couples when reading a series.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
I have loved reading Transplanted Tales from RED on. Kate SeRine superbly twists the fairy tales of old into an adult, sexy, paranormal story set in the “Now”. In this installment, Trish Muffet (little Miss Muffet) is a crime scene investigator. With the ability to re-live the last few moments of the victims life. When Trish is attacked by some kind of vampire hybrid, Nicky “Little Boy Blue” comes to the rescue.  Nicky has had known criminal connections and has been dispersing his revenge for his wife's death via vigilante justice. During an investigation into the crime, Nicky again must rescue Trish from a violent ghost attack in her own home. Trish knows that Nicky's, AKA “the Spider”, actions goes against her law abiding principals but when Dracula, Vlad, starts to haunt her dreams she realizes that Nicky is the only person she can count on.  Trish has harbored a secret crush on Nicky for years which only intensifies the sexual tension between Nicky and Trish. Kate SeRine's hot, sensual, mystery is a fantastic installment in the Transplanted Tales series. I highly recommend reading the previous books in this series before reading Along Came A Spider. Although the story is a stand alone, the background characters offer key components that I wouldn't want to miss.  Along Came A Spider is a brilliantly twisted tale of murder, ghosts, vampires, criminal investigation and a rocking hot romance. I received this ARC copy of Along Came a Spider from Kensington Books - eKensington Originals in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 1, 2013. Written by: Kate SeRine Series: Transplanted Tales Sequence in Series: 3 Publisher: eKensington  Publication Date: August 1, 2013 Rating: 5 Genre: Parnormal Romance Age Recommendation: Adult
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
A Fairy Tale for Adults - LOVED IT! The story opens with a prologue in which Little Miss Muffet, aka Beatrice or Tish for short, is happily playing with a friend on the floor of her family home in the land of Make Believe. The next moment, Tish has been snatched from that scene and thrown into a new land, The Here And Now. She is greeted by a rakish stranger, Little Boy Blue, aka Nicky Blue, who asks her out of the blue to come with him as he plans to run off to make his fortune. She is mysteriously drawn to him as she can read his soul and knows that he is a kind, intelligent, courageous man. However, she feels that it would not be logical to run away with him... so she turns him down. Her heart breaks as she watches him fade into the shadows.... Centuries later, as she works a crime scene as the Head of Forensics for the Fairy Management Authority or FMA, she thinks of Nicky Blue as she often has since that meeting centuries ago. She wonders if Nicky ever thinks of her... Along Came A Spider reminded me of a tale along the lines of an adult Roger Rabbit. I still love to watch the Roger Rabbit movie so this tale was right up my alley. The characters go from one thrilling adventure to another while on their mission to take out a dangerous Tale. The story is teeming with characters that any lover of fairy tales will remember: Vlad Dracula, the Grim Reaper, the Three Piggs, Little "Red" Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, and many more. Of course, there is a romantic aspect as Tish & Nicky team up on a mission. I caught myself laughing out loud at the humor many times. I was mesmerized by the story from the beginning but I'd like to note that this is the 3rd book in Kate's Transplanted Tales series. The author does a very good job of filling in the needed background from the previous stories. However, IF I had realized this when I 1st started the book, I would have read the 1st two books 1st. I would highly recommend this Tale to anyone who fondly remembers their fairy tales and to lovers of paranormal books with a comedic twist. However anyone who enjoys a good story will like Along Came A Spider! Very Good! 4 Stars****
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
When Trish Muffet is attacked at a grisly crime scene, the last person she expects to come to her rescue is Nicky “Little Boy” Blue. But since walking away from everything two years before, Nicky’s been doling out vigilante justice as “The Spider,” taking on the vicious predators of the night in hopes it’ll lead him to his ultimate target – Vlad Dracula. And he needs Trish’s help. Although Nicky’s renegade style goes against everything Trish stands for, she’ll do what she must to bring Dracula down. With danger stalking her, Trish knows the only person she can count on is the one man who has the power to leave her breathless. There’s no way she’s letting this spider frighten her away… Review: Kate is the Queen of the Faery Tale world! I was so glad when Along Came a Spider came on Netgalley that I had to rush and get my copy. This is the third in the Transplanted Tales series and Kate is still keeping me hooked on all the characters. I love how she weaves tales and literary characters into riveting stories and gives us a fresh take on them; the Three Little Pigs as hit-men, Rumpelstiltskin as a jeweler, Snow White as a Madame of a brothel...just to list a few. The dialog is first rate and at points was making me laugh out loud! This book is Trish Muffet and Nicky Blue's story, though we started seeing their unrequited love in the previous books. This, one kept me on the edge of my seat with them trying to figure out who is behind the killings and the haunting of Trish by, oh get real I am not going to tell Trish really do compliment each other and so glad they got their own story. This book has the whole package and well worth taking the time to read, I think you will be as hooked as I am! I know this can be a stand alone book, but I would suggest reading the others in the series. There are some nuances that you might miss and because they are great in their own right. And for those who like me, are addicted to this series Kate announced the other day we will get a novella and a book next year...I will be waiting anxiously :)