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Underdogs: The First Stories
     

Underdogs: The First Stories

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by Geonn Cannon
 

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Ariadne Willow is a private investigator with a secret weapon: she's canidae, a person with the ability to change into a wolf at will. Her abilities grant her the ability to get into secure areas without causing alarm, and her heightened senses make tracking people a snap. With the added help of her assistant Dale Frye, there isn't a case Ari can't

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Ariadne Willow is a private investigator with a secret weapon: she's canidae, a person with the ability to change into a wolf at will. Her abilities grant her the ability to get into secure areas without causing alarm, and her heightened senses make tracking people a snap. With the added help of her assistant Dale Frye, there isn't a case Ari can't crack.

Whether checking on the welfare of a runaway daughter or taking down a trio of canidae jewel thieves, Ari's special abilities get her into places ordinary investigators can't go. Occasionally her canidae side throws her a complication, like suddenly going into heat during a case or leaving her naked with partial amnesia in the middle of a field. Fortunately Ari isn't just a furry face and has a trick or two up her sleeves even when she's human.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940032894278
Publisher:
Supposed Crimes, LLC
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
162,260
File size:
402 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Geonn Cannon was born in a barn and raised to know better than that. He was born and raised in Oklahoma where he’s been enslaved by a series of cats, dogs, two birds and one unexpected turtle. He’s spent his entire life creating stories but only became serious about it when he realized it was a talent that could impress girls. Learning to write well was easier than learning to juggle, so a career was underway. His high school years were spent writing stories among a small group of friends and reading whatever books he could get his hands on. Geonn was inspired to create the fictional Squire’s Isle after a 2004 trip to San Juan Island in Washington State. His first novel set on the island, On the Air, was written almost as a side project to another story he wanted to tell. Reception to the story was so strong that the original story was put on the back burner to deal with the world created in On the Air. His second novel set in the same universe, Gemini, was also very well received and went on to win the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Best Novel, Dramatic/General Fiction. Geonn was the first male author to receive the honor. While some of his novels haven’t focused as heavily on Squire’s Isle, the vast majority of Geonn’s works take place in the same universe and have connections back to the island and its cast of characters (the exception being the Riley Parra series). In addition to writing more novels based on the inhabitants of Squire’s Isle, Geonn hopes to one day move to the real-life equivalent to inspire further stories. Geonn is currently working on a tie-in novel to the television series Stargate SG-1, and a script for a webseries version of Riley Parra.

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Underdogs: The First Stories 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a paranormal lesbian romance, with interesting characters and world-building. This is a great intoduction to this world of shifters, and of Geonn Cannon's writing in general. I saw that some of the reviewers were disappointed because this wasn't what they expected (ie. not a teen romance, or a heterosexual one), but being familiar with Mr. Cannon's work, it was exactly what I expected, and even surpassed my expectations. I recommend this and his "Riley Parra" series for anyone looking for excellent paranormal lesbian romance.
richmondhillgal More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! Drama, intrigue. You will love it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved it!!!!!! Girl on girl, much a turn on. For the most part it had me on edge most of the time. The battle was awsome!!!!
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InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
This book came recommended, so I was excited to give it a read. I jokingly said, "No werewolf stories!" and was informed that I would like this one because the main character is a wolf (technically "canidae"), not a werewolf. I'm pleased to say that I wasn't at all disappointed. It's a fun, light read that had all the elements to make me happy: A bit of fairy tale/supernatural, a crime to solve, and women falling in love. What's not to like? The main characters, Ari and Dale, are likeable and fun. I enjoyed getting to know them as the story unfolded. They are smart, savvy, and capable, but they're not specimens of perfect womanhood, which I appreciated. Their relationship felt natural to me, if a bit predictable (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). It felt a bit slow to start, though I was glad for the background information. The pace picked up quickly, however, and I was soon absorbed. There were a few moments where I had to suspend my disbelief, and not regarding the wolf-human elements. For example, the climactic "take down the bad guys" scene was a bit over-the-top and unrealistic. However, it fit the story, and unless one cares about having a true-to-life crime story ending, it doesn't really matter. The "murder mystery" plot wasn't much of a mystery, as it's both predictable from the beginning and the whodunnit is known about halfway through. So if you're looking for a true mystery, this is not it. The fun is in how Ari and Dale thwart the bad guys and find their happy-for-now ending. So if that's your thing, this is definitely the book for you. I did think there were some frequently-used detective story themes, and it was a bit hard to tell if those were intended as tongue-in-cheek or to be taken seriously. I lean towards the former because the general tone of the book is fairly light, but that might be off-putting for someone looking for a fresh take. I thought the sensuality was just right in terms of how much/how descriptive relative to the rest of the plot. There were a few moments where it felt just a bit choppy, but it evened out. Overall, I really enjoyed this and look forward to more. I give it 4 stars. Amy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read. If you enjoy lesbian, paranormal stories, don't miss this one. Geonn Cannon is an excellent writer.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought this was a young adult book. Not so. Explicit girl on girl. Parents be warned.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
However the love scene was NOT remotely explicit. It was PG on sex and lots of swearing. Waste of time to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so bad that i stoped on the first page
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the best book I have read, not by a long shot. Everything is too neatly wrapped up for my tastes and its hard to actually identify with the main characters. Didn't even finsh it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad language good story line
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who don't want to read about girl-girl relations, be worned, her assistent, Dale, is a girl.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not sh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wasnot what i expected. Girl on girl is too much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does that mean she is into girls?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a weird cover
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story sounds great be cause it sounds exsiteing