The Witch Hunter (Book One in the Witch Hunter Saga) [NOOK Book]

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I was born into the world covered in blood, and that's exactly the way I left it.
Ever since, I have been damned to walk the boundary between life and death alone. Unwillingly turned and left to my nightmare, I have seen men commit countless horrors and committed many of my own.
My origins shall remain unknown, my true self hidden. I have been called by many names, but in this life I am known as the ...

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The Witch Hunter (Book One in the Witch Hunter Saga)

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Overview

I was born into the world covered in blood, and that's exactly the way I left it.
Ever since, I have been damned to walk the boundary between life and death alone. Unwillingly turned and left to my nightmare, I have seen men commit countless horrors and committed many of my own.
My origins shall remain unknown, my true self hidden. I have been called by many names, but in this life I am known as the Witch Hunter. I have been asleep these past 150 years, until I was awoken by a haunting call.
Zachary Degaud was twenty three when he died. The problem was, he didn't stay that way.
Present day, he's just another vampire with another unremarkable story. That is, until he manages to provoke a two thousand year old witch named Katrin, who wants to make him pay in the most horrible way imagined.
Along with his brother Sam, newly made vampire Liz and their only witch ally, Gabby, his only chance for survival is to summon the ancient and unpredictable vampire known as the Witch Hunter.
Zac is just looking for a way out of his psychopathic witch problems, but instead will find himself falling head first into a blood feud that has stretched thousands of years.
Aya has been asleep for the past 150 years, until she was awoken by a haunting call. The witch she has been hunting for thousands of years, Katrin, has resurfaced and marked a young, annoyingly arrogant vampire by the name of Zachary Degaud. Unless she does something, he will die a slow and painful death. He has given her an opportunity to end the witch, but does she want to help him or leave him to his fate?
Zac will get under her skin like no one else has and she just might find herself making the ultimate sacrifice before he is gone forever.
They will both have to choose sides and look deep within themselves before the end. But, what Zac learns about himself, will surprise him most of all.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044363687
  • Publisher: Nicole R. Taylor
  • Publication date: 3/4/2013
  • Series: Witch Hunter Saga
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,689
  • File size: 310 KB

Meet the Author

Hey there. My name is Nicole R. Taylor (the R stands for radical…not really, but I'll never tell) and I write books and stuff.
I dream impossible dreams and live impossible fantasies. Sometimes I live out of a suitcase in far away lands. Sometimes I just like staying in.
I write about vampires with complexes, rockstars looking for epic love, insane witches, super heroes, post-apocalyptic warriors, soul baring music lovers and samurai sword wielding women…all from a desk in a country town in southern Australia.
I write to the beat of my own drum and go where the wind takes me.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted March 5, 2013

      I received a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion. E

      I received a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion. Everything you are about to read is my full and honest opinion about the book!Oh, Wow! That's how this book left me feeling! It was AMAZING! I really enjoyed every minute of this book! This new and AMAZING author has created a story unlike anything I have EVER read! Truly epic!

      Okay, So here's the Plot....The newly turn Vampire Zac is celebrating his 117th birthday at a bar drinking it up like usual (Which 117 years isn't old for being a vampire) when he is approached from a older vampire that demands information about a woman with black hair blues eyes. But Zac being the hard-ass that he is tells him pretty much to go fu*k himself! Well that piss the older and stronger vampire off. And not only does he piss the vampire off, but he also manges to piss a very old and powerful Witch named Katrin off as well! The powerful Witch vowels to give Zac a very slow and painful death!So now with Zac having some very powerful enemy's he has nothing else to do but to turn to his own newly developed Witch named Gabby. But Gabby can only think of one thing to do. Summons the Witch Hunter! And that is where this book gets good!

      Aya being the one known as the Witch Hunter has been in a slummber for 150 years. But when the call comes she is awakened out of her sleep. She must find the ones who called her and why. She is the hunter but that don't stop others from hunting her as well. So Aya is unsure if this hunting call is a setup from the ones she was hunting before her sleep. She must decide if Zac is worth saving or if she should leave him to his own demise.

      The writing is unique and very well written. It flowed from chapter to chapter was ease and understanding. Everything fit well in the story and was very believable. I really liked the characters. I especially like Zac and Aya. They were my favorite. Zac was the arrogant, know it all type of guy, but it fit well with who he was! And Aya was just amazing! I loved her SO MUCH! She was the harcore type of chic that could overcome just about anything. While being the strong tough girl that she is, she also has a very large heart that she just learns how to use when she meets her new friends!Great book to a new series! The ending BLOW ME AWAY!!!! We have a serious cliffhanger that will have you wanting to scream! But will have you longing for more! Overall definitely worth 5 stars! Eager to see what Nicole has in-store for the coming series. I know it's going to be AMAZING, like this one!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Great

    I read this first book in less than a day. Bought the next three. If you don't want to get suck into the series don't start it, it has cliff hangers

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Not great

    I made it to about page 150 before I quit. All the drinking by people who can't get drunk was really annoying to me. Maybe if just one character turned to drinking when under stress it would have been more plausible. Other than that, I just couldn't get into the characters or drawn into the plot. I don't know how the other reviewers could rate this book so high.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Wow of a read

    Can't wait to see what's in store in the next book.
    ~Mindy

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    Enjoyable read. Was pleasantly suprised. 

    Enjoyable read. Was pleasantly suprised. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Good book

    I would like a little more action, but all in all it is a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Vampire diaries knockoff

    This book has stolen the plot from vampire diaries. Maybe if the author comes up with an original plot I'll try reading them again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Not that far in

    Sounding a little vampire diaries ish.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Is this book good

    Is it pealse give email so i can borow some books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Waste of time

    I'm a subscriber to Bookbub which means I have read my fair share of "free" books. I don't expect a whole lot from these reads except for punctuation mistakes and misspellings, however, I have been pleasantly surprised many times. This one was a surprise, with how terrible this high rated book is.
    Two pages in had me pulling up this page on Barnes and Noble to see if this book was in any way related to the Vampire Diaries series. The similarities are so strong it's off-putting. The story is stilted with many plot holes. At one point the writer switches between first and third person. There are many spelling mistakes and I found myself reading just so I could delete this book from my Nook. Not to mention all the foul language that I wasn't expecting to find in what I mistakenly thought was a young adult fantasy novel. There are so many options for great reads in this genre, this one is just not worth your time.

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  • Posted June 2, 2013

    The Witch Hunter is the story of two vampire brothers (Zach and

    The Witch Hunter is the story of two vampire brothers (Zach and Sam) that came back to their childhood house to have some peace and in the town they become friends with a newborn vampire (Liz) that they save, a witch (Gabby) that doesn’t know her own powers and a human (Alex) who likes gardening and his friends but is oblivious to what they really are. And then comes Aya and with her all the drama, death, love, pain, jealousy, beauty, miracles and mystery that starts and rolls up and down and twist and turn leaving us at the end of every chapter with our mouths open.

    The vampires in this story reminded me a bit of the ones I read in the Vampire Diaries, because they cannot enter the house of a mortal, they drink alcohol, they wear rings to walk in the sun or some have a really nice spell that does the trick, they can survive either with bagged blood, human or animal blood and a neck twist to a vampire is only considered a temporal death among other things.

    Zach the big brother passes this afternoon’s at the bar or at manor, drinking his memories and sorrows in whisky, rum or whatever alcohol his hands can pick faster. His humanity sleeps a bit every day and his brother Sam and his girlfriend Liz, who btw only drink animal blood, try to help him to reconnect with the reality and get him and his big mouth out of trouble.

    Gabby helps them by calling a hunter to solve their problems. The hunter does save that particular problem but her past gets them in others much bigger and difficult ones that you can find out only if you read the books.

    I think I would call this book a Paranormal story with a drop of Urban Fantasy. Though I had some small issues with some aspects of the writing style and I occasionally pondered why someone would do or say something that made no sense to me, these ended up being minor to me in the end. I definitely enjoyed the world, the story, the characters, and the style overall. It is one of those books that I can have issues with but still really enjoy because the storytelling engaged me.

    Immortal characters are by no means a new story idea, but the way it was presented felt a little different than what I have read before, especially what Aya is and her unique powers. I want to know what happens next and I look forward to returning to the world of Nicole R. Taylor. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for this new author. :-)

    The second book in the series is The Return and I cannot wait to find out what will happen next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Wow! What a thrill ride!

    The Witch Hunter by Nicole Taylor

    Rating 5*****

    This book was provided from the author for honest literary review.

    This book is a motley mix of paranormal characters that will suit any lover of paranormal. I find I am drawn in to these stories that blends the different species such as witches, weres and vamps. There's more depth portrayed in this novel than I have came across in a long time.
    Aya is a kick butt female for real!!! She is one character that you will never forget. Honestly, her history and "family" background is so unique, I have never read of another character like her!!!! It is so hard to write this without spoilers.... Zac is my new book boyfriend! I love me some bad boys and he is one that will not disappoint! In fact, all of Tue characters are so well developed, you feel as of you have a personal relationship with them all. Love them or hate them, the author does an excellent job of evoking emotional response in the reader.
    The plot flows well, and I have to say I was seriously upset with the ending......so not right to do that! Editing is very well done and the novel is grammatically sound. I have to say this is one of those you sit down with and have to finish in the same sitting. I am really excited to see what this author has in store!!!!
    A definite recommended read for older teens and adults. I was definitely taken with this one

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  • Posted March 31, 2013

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    The Witch Hunter by Nicole R. Taylor is the story of four friend

    The Witch Hunter by Nicole R. Taylor is the story of four friends, Zac, Sam, Liz, and Gabby, who happen to be three vampires and a witch. Zac has a knack for getting himself into trouble and dragging his friends along with him. After Gabby calls on Aya, the Witch Hunter, for help getting Zac out of some trouble, things really get interesting.

    As for the characters, my favorite was…Zac. Yes, I know he's kind of a jerk sometimes, but…hey, who doesn't like the bad boy? Sam is way too goody-goody for my taste, and Liz and him fit together perfectly. I also really like Gabby. She was not so sure of herself at the beginning of the story, but she was definitely finding her place towards the end. Aya, of course, was pretty awesome. I love a girl who can kick some butt.

    There was a lot going on in this book. Vampires, witches, werewolves, you name it! Add them all together, and you have a fun, action packed story.

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  • Posted March 4, 2013

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    This was an enjoyable read with some different twists and turns

    This was an enjoyable read with some different twists and turns than a lot of UF that I've read. I did love Aya although some of the other characters annoyed me for one reason or another. Interesting plot but be forewarned there is a serious cliff-hanger ending. Some questions answered, a lot more left unanswered, but it will definitely make for an interesting book two!

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