Death Defying [NOOK Book]

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Death Defying by Nina Croft


Captain Tannis of the starship El Cazador is part snake, part human, and--according to some--all bitch. She is one job away from her lifelong goal--to achieve the immortality she craves. The assignment: protecting the most powerful man in the Universe.


After five hundred years, Callum Meridian, founding member of the Collective, is bored out of his mind. Until he realizes he's physically changing--into what, he ...

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Overview

Death Defying by Nina Croft


Captain Tannis of the starship El Cazador is part snake, part human, and--according to some--all bitch. She is one job away from her lifelong goal--to achieve the immortality she craves. The assignment: protecting the most powerful man in the Universe.


After five hundred years, Callum Meridian, founding member of the Collective, is bored out of his mind. Until he realizes he's physically changing--into what, he isn't sure. Callum is determined to discover the truth, but his own people will stop at nothing to prevent it from coming out.


With a coup brewing and the crew of El Cazador close to tossing him off the ship, Callum turns to Tannis. Sparks fly as they work together to make it out alive. But can Callum really trust the one woman hell bent on using him? Defying death has never been more dangerous, more sexy, or more fun.

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"Fierce…The love scenes [are] sizzling." —USA Today

 

"An exciting roller coaster ride." —Julia Rachel Barrett, award-winning author of Captured

 

"Fun…[with] spicy romance and action."—The Romance Reviews

 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622660506
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/24/2014
  • Series: Blood Hunter, #3
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 88,968
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.

Nina's writing mixes romance with elements of paranormal and science fiction.

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  • Posted January 11, 2015

    Death Defying is a wild and intense ride full of mystery, action

    Death Defying is a wild and intense ride full of mystery, action, tragedy and love. 


    The crew of the El Cazador has taken on a new mission, one that’s going to pay off big financially and help Captain Tannis finally get the Meridian treatment she’s been dreaming of for ages.  All she and her crew have to do is escort and protect the most famous man in the Universe, Callum Meridian. What seems like an easy mission turns into something far more dangerous. Callum Meridian’s presence on the ship is making Tannis and her crew angry and uncomfortable. On top of the awkwardness, the Collective has put out a wanted notice to get Callum back and the Church is demanding the crew return Alex. 


    Tannis has to decide whether protecting Callum and helping him discover the truth behind Meridian is even worth the danger and emotional confusion. With all their lives on the line and her heart at stake will Tannis be able to complete the mission and will she and her crew get their happy endings? 


    The book is jammed pack with lots of action between the war with the Collective, the Church and the Rebels and the issues and questions regarding the truth behind Meridian, there isn’t a moment of peace. However, with all the action the focus remains on Tannis, her relationship with her crew and her intense attraction to the powerful Callum Meridian. The story starts off with a flash to the past retelling the backstory of how Rico and Tannis first met. Through that backstory we get to know how Tannis and Rico became such great friends, what led her to become the Captain of Rico’s ship, and why she’s so motivated about getting the Meridian treatment.  


    I loved getting to know more about Tannis. The insight into her past explained a great deal concerning her uneasiness toward Callum and he confusion over her growing feelings toward the Collective leader. Callum is an interesting character. I enjoyed reading his growth and development from bored self-absorbed leader of the Collective to caring, heroic friend and lover. Callum and Tannis were hot together, perfect on every level and I loved every minute of their interaction.


     Croft does a great job with character development and the storyline is exciting. I enjoyed the introduction of the Rebel leader and getting a little insight into that side of the war. There were several devastating moments that had me in tears and for a second there I thought the worse had happened. I do wish we could have gotten to know some of the characters who didn’t make it a bit more before they were taken away from us. Perhaps some time in the future Croft will write a short novella retelling their stories. 


    Copy provided for review.
    Reviewed by Joy for Crystal's Many Reviewers

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

    Captain Tannis has one goal in her life. She wants to get enough

    Captain Tannis has one goal in her life. She wants to get enough credits to become immortal using the Meridian treatment. She is part snake and part human and while she could become a vampire and become immortal that way it isn't the way she wants to go. She gets a job that will give her enough money to get the treatment. All she has to do is protect Callum Meridian the most powerful man in the universe. Callum is one of the founding members of the Collective and he knows things are changing,. He is changing as well but not sure how. He is bored and now he is out to figure out why things are changing.  No one is going to stop him from his goal, not the Collective, the Church or even the crew he has hired. Tannis has never wanted a mans touch but she doesn't mind Callum's. Callum hasn't wanted anyone in a long time but Tannis heats him up. They both have different goals but they have to work together to put a stop to the Church and to let the truth out about what is going on. 




    Tannis has a horrible past and she has never forgot it. She wants to become immortal by the Meridian treatment and will let nothing stop her. She also will stop at nothing to pay back those who did her bad. She has a great crew she cares deeply for and will protect them any way she can. She isn't afraid of danger and while she doesn't like it Callum brings something alive in her she doesn't like. She begins to feel for him. Callum wants everyone to know what is going on with the Collective and while they want to keep it hid he will be out in the open about it. He is very sexy and even when Tannis says she wants nothing to do with him he keeps trying. They both bring out the best and the worse at times in each other.




    I haven't read any of the other books in this series but I wan't lost in reading this one. I will be reading them to get some of the other characters story. I really enjoy the different feel of this book. It's in the future, in space and you have all kinds of paranormal creatures. Tannis is so awesome being part snake and part human. She has venom and will use it if she has to. She may have been treated awful growing up but it only made her so much stronger. She doesn't want to like Callum other than what he can get her but she can't help it. It isn't an insta love and that is great. There is a great plot and I love finding out what the secrets were and I actual felt sad at one point. I won't spoil it. There is plenty of action as it seems everyone is out to stop this crew for one reason or another. You see how great Tannis is as she has a hard decision to make and she does what she has to do. I love the ending. If your looking for a new paranormal book to read you may want to try this series.




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  • Posted February 26, 2014

    Blood Hunter 3: Death Defying During this month, I have been re

    Blood Hunter 3: Death Defying

    During this month, I have been reading a few books that are part of my goal to take myself out of my "I hate romance" shell and give a few things a try. Seeing that this was based mostly on Science Fiction and Space - in the future, vampires, werewolves and other such creatures - I decided it couldn't be that bad (haha). I must say, the romance part of it wasn't actually as gross as I thought it would be :)

    This is the third in the series and, in all honesty, the only one I've read. The author did a decent job at making this story stand alone (which I think is something that other authors fail out) - there were no places I was confused, but plenty of places that made me want to go back and read the first two.

    There were some issues, but on the whole I found it to be enjoyable. I grew attached to the members of El Cazador's crew and even Callum as well. (The change that came over him during his time on the ship was really well done.) They were all completely different, yet so much like a family and the emotions they felt when one was hurting was really well written. I like the ending, but at the same time it felt like it all ended just a little too easily. I sure hope the series continues because there is much more that I want to know.

    Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    Tannis guards her heart. The pain she endured as a prisoner won'

    Tannis guards her heart. The pain she endured as a prisoner won't allow her to love. She escapes her prison but not her memories. Her job now, as the Captain of the El Cazador, is to protect Callum Meridian, a powerful leader. He admires and desires Tannis, but she doesn't want to risk her heart and body. The danger that surrounds them increases as do their emotions. Can Callum convince her to take a chance? Will their enemies destroy them? Nina Croft has written an exciting and emotional story. Tannis has endured so much that I wanted her to find the peace and safety she needs. Her bravery broke my heart. Callum comes alive emotionally when he falls in love with her. His tenderness and caring for Tannis brought me to tears. The secondary characters are intriguing and add to the story. I want to know more about them. The interwoven storylines merge romance, secrets and revenge. I couldn't put down Death Defying. I loved it.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    This book is a great read. Tannis and Callum's story was an adve

    This book is a great read. Tannis and Callum's story was an adventure from beginning to end and a happy ending.

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  • Posted February 24, 2014

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    The third book in the Blood Hunter series is a thrilling adventu

    The third book in the Blood Hunter series is a thrilling adventure that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.
    Captain Tannis of the starship El Cazador  is part snake and part human and she has one goal in life – to earn enough credits to pay for the Meridian treatment to achieve the immortality she craves and this one last job will her there.  Founding member of the collective, Callum Meridian is the most powerful man in the universe, but the Meridian is changing him and he’s not sure what he’s changing into.  Determined to find the truth he hires the crew of the El Cazador to help him do it. But not everyone agrees with his plan, his own people will stop at nothing to prevent the truth coming out, the Church is attempting a coup, and even the crew seems close to tossing him out him airlock.  Defying death has never been more dangerous, sexier or fun.
    This fast paced and smooth flowing plot gets the adrenalin pumping with lots of action, intrigue and romance.  The author brings the story to life with vibrant images and details that make it seem as if the reader is part of the story.  The strong compelling characters grab the reader’s attention and doesn’t let go and are easily related to.  
    The attraction between Tannis and Callum explodes from every page, but the romance has lots of obstacles to be overcome not to mention that they are constantly fighting for the lives which make for a very entertaining and engaging read.  A couple of scenes brings tears to the eyes and there are quite a few laughs caused by snarky dialogue and characters attitudes. 
     The author introduces new characters that are as fascinating as the previous characters and the story line just keeps getting more absorbing and enjoyable. I totally caught up in the story from beginning to end and while I was upset at a couple of events, it is obvious that they had to happen or the story wouldn’t have been as believable. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series, I can see several possibilities, but I do believe the Nina Croft will just keep surprising me.

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