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Shadow Cat
     

Shadow Cat

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by Reena Jacobs
 

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Eric Randall’s plan is simple—fix the mess his researchers have created in Malaysia, experience the pleasures the country has to offer, and return to the comforts of America. All it takes is one beautiful aborigine, and Eric finds himself stranded in a world of Malaysian myths and legends.

A novice shaman amongst her people, Berani is free and

Overview

Eric Randall’s plan is simple—fix the mess his researchers have created in Malaysia, experience the pleasures the country has to offer, and return to the comforts of America. All it takes is one beautiful aborigine, and Eric finds himself stranded in a world of Malaysian myths and legends.

A novice shaman amongst her people, Berani is free and independent. Yet all is not well in her homeland. Demons prey on her people, pushing them to extinction. When a strange speaking man invades her forest, she has one more worry to add to her already troubled life. Attraction or no, she will fight Eric tooth and claw to maintain her freedom. But will she destroy herself in the process?

If Berani wishes to save her family… if Eric wishes to reclaim his old life, they must stand together against the threats of encroaching wehr-tigers and bloodsucking demons… or perish.

Editorial Reviews

Laurie -
Berani is an unorthodox heroine, truly more animal than human, with razor-sharp reflexes.
Sueroe -
Ms Jacobs has written SHADOW CAT from the heart, if her poetic prose and emotional style are anything to go by.
Kelly -
I found myself clicking faster through each page to find out what happened next.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012535580
Publisher:
Ciquette
Publication date:
01/07/2011
Series:
Striped Ones Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
779 KB

Meet the Author

Reena spends the days chasing her preschooler and the nights harassing her husband. Between the chaos, she squeezes in time for writing and growling at the dog.

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Shadow Cat 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Marcie77 More than 1 year ago
Shadow Cat is a paranormal romance that takes place in the Malaysian rain forest. I absolutely loved the background setting to this novel. There is something so mysterious and alluring about the rain forest. I really enjoyed this aspect of the novel because the rain forest is a character in itself. It is home to the rare tribe of wehr-tigers, that are hidden deep in the forest. Legends and myths tell of their existence. Berani is a wehr tiger who is strong, fearless, and protective of those she loves. She's also insanely beautiful. She's absolutely livid over her part of her rain forest being destroyed by a pharmacological company run by Eric Randall. Eric is head strong and a major control freak. He is attracted to Berani's exotic beauty. He's also attracted to her kitty pheromones she's releasing. Berani and Eric's relationship is interesting. They are from different cultures and don't even speak the same language. The have to find a way to communicate. There are also other obstacles that they must overcome, for instance, Eric isn't the only one that is attracted to Berani's scent. I enjoyed watching their relationship unfold throughout the story. Their chemistry together is smoking. Shadow Cat also has many other enjoyable characters. Two of my favorite are Bryan, Eric's best friend and Nenek, Barani's grandmother. I hope to see more of Bryan in a future book. He made me laugh out loud a few times. Overall I thought the plot was good. There were a few aspects of the storyline that I thought worked out to easily, but it didn't take away from the overall story. I really enjoyed the mystical forces that are threatening the inhabitants of the rain forest. That was definitely interesting and a bit creepy. Reena Jacobs is currently working on more books in the Striped Ones series. I look forward to seeing what happens next in the series. Hopefully Bryan will be in them.
mbreakfield More than 1 year ago
Ericson Randall, the CEO of Nora Tech Pharmaceuticals, needs for the scientific expedition to the rainforest of Malayasia to go without a hitch, because his position in the company may depend on it. Unfortunately, the researchers are thrown out of the country after destroying a section of rainforest. When his assisstant, Bryan Hayes, suggests that Eric journey with him to Malaysia, Eric sees a way out of a sticky situation at home and a way to straighten out his Malaysian problems. Berani, a tiger shifter, dislikes the intruders in her forest, but when she spies Eric, Berani is fascinated. Eric is, also, drawn to Berani. When Eric gets too close, Berani reacts by scratching him. Leading to a tumultuous courtship. Meanwhile, some evil beings pose a danger to Berani's people and the researchers. Wow! I loved this book. Ms. Jacobs creates an imaginative, complex world filled with interesting, multi-faceted characters. The imagery is vivid and this reader soon became engrossed in the story. Ericson, who only lives for his business, soon, realizes there is more to life after meeting Berani. Berani, who tries to help her people, learns she doesn't have to do everything by herself. Interwoven throughout the book is the message of conservation, which really struck a chord with me. There are, also, some vicious creatures, which threaten everything, that Berani and Ericson hold dear. The ending is wonderfully exciting, and action-packed, and I have my fingers crossed, that Ms. Jacobs writes another book set in this spectacular world.
LilyofDarkness More than 1 year ago
Shadow Cat is set in the tropical rain forests of Malaysia. Things deep in the rain forest are dangerous, and there are more things happening there than most humans are aware of. Eric is a CEO and head of his grandfathers pharmaceutical company, which is failing. Doing everything he can to keep it ahead of the game, he despairs of ruining it. When the chance comes for him to send a research team to Malaysia to find the next big cure, he throws his support behind it. However all is not well, and the researchers end up losing their permits and forcing his friend Bryan to travel to the country to save the project. Eric goes to "get a vacation" when his rivals daughter (and his sort of girlfriend) presses him about wanting to get married to achieve her own goals. Berani is a whertiger (or orang belang) and has been in her pack her whole life, trained in medicine and healing by her grandmother, there is little she wouldn't do to protect their way of life, and that includes ruining the research expedition. For some strange reason there is one human there who she can't stop looking at, she feels drawn to him. The problem is he frightens her, and after he gets too close she swats his hand away resulting in a horrible injury. After a really bad stitching job on his hand Eric falls very ill and draws the attention of a Penaggalan. What is that you ask? "A penanggalan - the jinjangs minion - the cause of so many illnesses and deaths amongst her people. From the neck, a stringy mass of veins drooped and suspended disemboweled organs. The lungs deflated, and a vapor drifted from it's nose, saturating the air with a vinegary stench. A long proboscis-like tongue slithered from its mouth and undulated like a snake as it lapped the back of the human's head with a revolting slurp." Ugh. Gross. This Pennangalan has been tormenting the area and just barely Berani manages to save him, but he becomes very ill from infection and she is forced to care for him. This action goes against her very being, how can she, a powerful tiger, care for a human who is so weak he can't hunt for himself much less protect himself? Her emotional attachment however leads her down a path she is not sure she wants to take. One thing that really got me were her views on humans, and echoed with my own personal observances: "Perhaps he'd come to terms that his people left him to die. Their actions made no sense. How could the cruelty of a people be so great they would sacrifice their own? The humans forever amazed her with their despicable acts." The time with them reminded me of Dances with Wolves or The Last Samurai, they could not speak each others language, but they both were willing to learn, without all the subtitles at the bottom of the screen. I even picked up some too! That aside they find a way to connect and boy do they ever connect! Their passion lept off the pages, and drowned out the world as I was captivated by their story. Eric is forced to open his eyes to things that have been in front of him all along, things from the past and even has to raise his eyes to the future - where he must discover if he has it in him to lead a pack, run a major company and keep the love of a wild tigress who holds his soul. Overall I would say this book is worth the read, and after I was finished I had to look up the Pennangalan to find out more about it.
MSCabrera More than 1 year ago
What a steamy read this was! This book has a very different storyline then I am use to. Which of course I find completely refreshing! It takes place in Malaysia. Which is a 1st for me. I loved hearing the beautifully described tropical rain forest, full of histories and colorful culture. The main characters are Berani who is a Whertiger, and down to earth Eric are drawn to each other so strongly. Despite their language barrier, they somehow found a way to communicate. I Don't forget Brian. I loved his flirtatious and witty personality. The Ending was great. I loved how it draws you in, till you feel you are there. I will leave you feeling completely satisfying. It will keep you wanting more till the very end. What is a book with out something to freak you out. Okay maybe not all people, but this totally got me. The Penanggalan. Ewe. What's that you ask? It is a nasty thing. The only way for me to describe it would to give you a little quote from the book. Page 62 (Nook - Normal Font) "A Penanggalan - the jinjangs minion - the cause of so many illnesses and deaths amongst her people. From the neck, a stringy mass of veins drooped and suspended disemboweled organs. The lungs deflated, and a vapor drifted from it's nose, saturating the air with a vinegary stench. A long proboscis-like tongue slithered from its mouth and undulated like a snake as it lapped the back of the human's head with a revolting slurp." Like I said, Ewe. Over all I really liked this book, and would totally recommend this to anyone willing to take a new adventure.
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The point is everything has its haters. H*ll even nookclans has haters. But its when ppl decide wether or not to let the haters get to them.
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this is a good book but i expected more from the author got lost a few times but all in all it was good
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i'm not sure how to rate this book because although i like the plot and some of the characters i didn't like the pace of the book and it would have been nice to understand the tigers and their enemy bacground a little more. i just don't know so thats why i only gave it 3 stars.
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