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Camille (Camille Series, Book I)
     

Camille (Camille Series, Book I)

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by Tess Oliver
 

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*Now Available: Heart of the Huntress (Camille Series, Book II)

At a time when society conforms to the strictest rules and most proper etiquette, sixteen-year-old Camille Kennecott and her guardian, Dr. Bennett, live a most unconventional life. They hunt werewolves.

When unwitting victim, Nathaniel Strider, wanders into one of their full moon

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*Now Available: Heart of the Huntress (Camille Series, Book II)

At a time when society conforms to the strictest rules and most proper etiquette, sixteen-year-old Camille Kennecott and her guardian, Dr. Bennett, live a most unconventional life. They hunt werewolves.

When unwitting victim, Nathaniel Strider, wanders into one of their full moon pursuits, Camille and Dr. Bennett believe they have found a specimen for their study. Finding a scientific key to unlocking the mystery of lycanthropy would end their late night excursions. Yet beneath the irresistible exterior, Nathaniel is transforming into a flesh-tearing monster, and as each experiment fails, Camille's loses another inch of her soul to him. She knows that in a month's time she must face the prospect of destroying the boy who has stolen her heart.

Camille is a young adult, paranormal romance set in Victorian England.

EXCERPT:


Ashamed at my cowardice, I trudged back toward the main road, staring down at my feet as they landed on each stone. Each step grew heavier and heavier with dejection. Suddenly, my boots left the ground completely as someone grabbed both my arms, dragged me round to the alleyway, and slammed me up against the wall. My eyes snapped shut as my head landed with a sharp thud against the rough brick, vibrating my skull with pain.

"Why are you followin' me?"

My eyes shot open, and I was looking directly into the brown eyes of Nathaniel Strider. He shook me, and my head hit the wall again with only the crushed brim of my hat for protection. I opened my mouth to speak but no words came out. I winced as his powerful grip tightened on my arms. His face was close to mine.

Voices came from the end of the dark passage. I turned my head to see if help was near. A small boy stood in a recess, holding a thin toddler in his arms. The lad's bare feet looked blue against the icy, wet pavement. Hesitantly, I returned my attention to my captor.

"Who sent you?" One hand released me, and he shoved the hat from my head. His eyes narrowed. "Bloody hell," he said and harshly pinched my breast. "A girl in trousers."

I screamed and moved to hammer him with my fist, but before I could land one punch, he had both my wrists in one hand and pinned above my head.

Anger helped me find my tongue. "What do you mean who sent me? Who would be out looking for a lowly thief like yourself? Scotland Yard has finer thieves to chase." I met his angry gaze with one of my own and realized, too late, the mistake I'd made. His hold nearly crushed my wrist bones. "You're hurting me. Please, let go," I pleaded. "Your strength, you have not learned to control..." My words trailed off. His eyes never left my face. I could no longer hold back the tears. They left hot streaks on my cheeks. "Please, let go, and I'll explain."

He released his hold, and as my arms collapsed, my knees followed. Strider caught me but with a gentler grip. I rubbed feeling back into my hands.

His long, black lashes fluttered down as he brazenly reviewed the rest of me. He straightened and placed a hand on either side of my head, effectively trapping me against the wall. "Explain."

His nearness made my head spin. I swallowed. "I--I came to tell you, you are in grave trouble."

Strider squinted hard at me then threw his head back with laughter. Obviously assuming I wouldn't run, he dropped his hands and crossed his arms over his chest. "Lass, I must tell you," a crooked smile punctuated his words, "I am always in grave trouble."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011919510
Publisher:
Tess Oliver
Publication date:
10/24/2010
Series:
Camille Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
282,608
File size:
4 MB

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Camille 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 678 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first bought this, not gonna lie, because it was 99 cents. Seemed like a good buy, maybe, and if not, I wouldn't be out too much money. I've never been one for supernatural werewolf stuff. But when I read this... OHMYGOD! Amazing book. Beautiful imagery. Wonderful storyline. Loveable characters. Worth reading. Most definitely.
Amber_Lichelle More than 1 year ago
When I first picked this book up I thought "oh great another werewolf book" but to my immense relief, the werewolves in this book are the man-eating beast/monster/things from Dracula's time period and all that, so I was really excited. The book was incredibly good and well written, however quite a few sentences could have been combined to make it flow better, but it still works well, and heck, I was so caught up in the book I barely noticed. I loved all the mystery and suspense that built up, and just the occasional fun moment that you just find funny. When it got to the end, however, it seemed to move too fast, which I didn't really like, but all well. And before I forget: When I downloaded this it said it had 855 pages on my nook, but really it skips every 3 pages, but without losing content. So if this happens on your nook, don't panic, you still have the whole book, so no need to cuss anybody out. This is by far one of my favorite books, and is one of the BESTEST deals I've ever made.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is very rare when i find a book where the characters have so much real chemistry. I felt an emotional attachment to them throught the whole story and the story took so many unexpected turns, i could not stop reading.Camille is not portrayed as an unintelligent love struck girl as is the case with most young adult books and Strider was a man after my own heart.
Emmlilgravia More than 1 year ago
For the price, I wasn't expecting such a great read, but I always seem to be surprised with these .99 books! Firstly, not to knock the other reviewer, but I had to address the ignorant comment about the author being "young". From her Amazon profile, she's married with kids, so I'm going to guess that your unfortunate lack of knowledge about the author lead you to write such a assuming comment. Age has nothing to do with how well a person writes. Trust me, as an avid reader, I have read countless books, with authors ranging in ages, and neither age is more prone to writing inadequately. Moving on to the actual book...I had eyed this book for quite some time before finally I decided to give it a try. It's only .99 cents, so I figured why not? I'm very glad I did! It's not at all what I was expecting, and I found myself unable to put my Nook down once I started reading! The characters were well developed, and I loved watching Camille and Nathaniel "Strider" grow and change throughout the book. The ending sort of left hope that perhaps there might be a Camille #2, but even if not so, the ending was nice enough to leave it at that. Overall, I recommend this. A nice light, yet captivating read!
CognacEyes More than 1 year ago
This book was kind of like "Twilight" series but in another time. It was romantic and clean. Refreshing read.
TrackMoose06 More than 1 year ago
Holy crap! I'm hooked. I bought this book about 5 hours ago and I could NOT put it down!! It's truly amazing. I read 2 complete books by Oliver today! She is a magical story teller and anybody wondering whether or not to purchase this book, DO IT. You will not regret it. Don't let the prospect of it being "another book about werewolves" keep you away. She returned to the original consept; not the cute and cuddly twilight ones. For real. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first bought this because I love Victorian London and cheap books, this was 99 cents and I was hesitant because it was about werewolves and I was afraid it'd just be a werewolf version of Twilight, but thank God it wasn't! Couldn't put this book down! I read it all in like 2 days and that was only because of work. I highly recommend this book and the sequel didn't disappoint either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read through the reviews before reading this book and doubting very much that it could live up to all the hype, but i was wrong. It was a easy and fun read and i would definately recommend it to someone who enjoys a good romance novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Good! I like that it tells the point of view of the wolf during his transformation
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book deserves to be much more than .99¿! It's not that sucky, clich¿ werewolf/vampire/magic teen book everyone seems to love. It's an authentic, scary, and actually believable werewolf novel. I could read this book over and ovet again, it's that good. Definitely one of my favorites, and must-read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! I had never really considered werewolves....the how & why of them & I thought for sure it would borenme to sleep! How about I couldnt put it down! Tragic love stories get to me & as I drank this book like a dehydrated person crawling from a desert you knew there was no hope yet, I kept reading! Tess Oliver is a superb weaver of intrigue & adventure! A definite read for anyone who loves paranormal stories!
DaniDee327 More than 1 year ago
I was so captivated in Camille's life as a werewolf huntress! Loved the detail and imagery in the book. I fell in love with the characters and how they come to grow together and learn from each other and find love in the least likely of places.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another major score by Tess Oliver. About 850 pages. Well planed and very suspensful. Good character building for many more. Wasnt the typical werewolf novel Oliver has yet go disapppoint. Yet again lots of gramatical errors otherwise well writen. Love story between a werewolf and werewolf hunter in eighteenth centry London several unexpected twists. Nothing inapppropriate for younger ages but easy to enjoy still for older teens and early twenties. Highly reccommened great author looking forward to more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books. Wish I had a boyfriemd like Nathaniel Strider ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was soo good.!! I didnt think it would be at first, bt when i got into it i lost tract of the time, and what paige i was on. I was sad to see ot end.. (: i totally recomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its such a beautiful love story mixed with an amazing paranormal story. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Easy read, and always kept you going. Absolutely no dull spots......great book for 99¿! One of my altime favs!
Wishing2023 More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic. The ending was a little rushed, but the book was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love it
Ceci Valencia More than 1 year ago
This book was soooo great!! I couldnt keep this book off myhead when i wasnt reading it! Its an awesome book abourt werewolfes and love. Highly recomend check it out :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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courtgardner1 More than 1 year ago
Maybe I was expecting too much with this book. I found this recommended on Pinterest, and while it is written for young adults, I gave it a try. The love story was forced, and I was not the least bit interested in the male lead. In fact, I found him childish, immature, and completely unattractive. Camille seemed fickle and immature as well. The story line was fine...until the last chapter. There was a huge build up, so you are anticipating this dramatic cliffhanger (there were only 9 pages left). Instead, I felt like the ending was rushed, leaving me frustrated. I will not be reading the sequel to this novel because I honestly do not care one bit what happens to the characters. That is the sign of a poorly written book. Also, there were many grammatical errors in the novel, as well. Poor writing and poor editing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the very different setting of this love story! Love Tess Oliver's writing style. Kept me engaged in the story!
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