Inhale: A Just Breathe Novel

Inhale: A Just Breathe Novel

by Kendall Grey




Book 1 in the JUST BREATHE Trilogy

WARNING: This book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. NOT SUITABLE FOR READERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

Strangers in reality, inseparable in dreams...

After years of suffocating under her boss's scrutiny, whale biologist Zoe Morgan finally lands a job as director of a tagging project in Hervey Bay, Australia. Success Down Under all but guarantees her the promotion of a lifetime, and Zoe won't let anything-or anyone-stand in her way. Not the whale voices she suddenly hears in her head, not the ex who won't take no for an answer, and especially not the gorgeous figment of her imagination who keeps saving her from the fiery hell of her dreams.

Gavin Cassidy hasn't been called to help a human Wyldling in over a year, which is fine by him. Still blaming himself for the death of his partner, he keeps the guilt at bay by indulging in every excess his rock star persona affords. That is, until he's summoned to protect Zoe from hungry Fyre Elementals and learns his new charge is the key to restoring order in the dying Dreaming. He never expects to fall for the feisty Dr. Morgan...nor does he realize he may have to sacrifice the woman he loves to save an entire country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984887804
Publisher: Howling Mad Press, LLC
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Pages: 442
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kendall Grey, word wrangler, whale warrior, wicked wench, and lover of tongue-tripping alliteration, was born without an off-switch between her brain and mouth. She's been called the "Flux Capacitor of Twitter" and "A little package of love all wrapped up in F-word paper," but she's really just a maniacal writer relaying eyewitness accounts of the rave inside her head. She writes urban fantasy with strong romantic elements and also dabbles in erotica and horror on occasion. Kendall lives off a dirt road near Atlanta, Georgia, but don't hold that against her.

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Inhale: A Just Breathe Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
FictionalCandy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful and unique story! I¿ve not yet read anything like this book, and it was a fun change to venture into the Dreaming (our dream-state). In fact, every night I go to bed I hope to find my own Gavin waiting there to rescue me! Ahem, no luck yet¿This story is about Zoe, and she loves whales. She has such an affinity with them, its almost as if they speak to her. And even better, she¿s just gotten a job in Australia tagging them along with her team. Perfect. But just before she¿s to leave for there she starts having these crazy dreams. And in these dreams is a man. He doesn¿t have a name, but hey, that¿s partly what she likes about him. He¿s hot, tattooed, pierced, and he is all man ¿ and even better, he is totally into her. Am I the only one reaching for some warm milk to get to sleep a bit faster?Gavin is a Sentinel. Sentinels are tied to the elements of earth, air, water and fire. His job is to keep the elements balanced. But now Sentinels need to protect us regular humans (Wyldings) in our dreams. Because if you die there, you die in real life. Fyres (fire elementals) are finding their way into the Dreaming and are wreaking havoc in the worst way.Ok, so maybe I don¿t need that milk afterall¿ Gavin¿s next mission is Zoe. Everything about Zoe is a mystery to him (including her name!), but somehow she ties into the future safety of the world. Hey, no pressure here Gavin. Just go save the world with little to no information. Easy peasy!This book had some really fresh and fun ideas. I¿ve not read any books that mainly take place in our sleeping mind. Everything felt so real. It helps that Zoe is a lucid dreamer and that there is a chemistry between our two main characters that could make the ocean boil. Oh yeah, talk about tension! But even aside from that the scenery was beyond gorgeous and it really felt like a place I¿d like to dream about myself.There were times I was a bit confused about the elementals and who had what powers and certain beings having multiple powers¿ it became a bit much for me. The beginning had a lot of information and at times it was a lot to soak in. But once you got the hang of it and figure out the hierarchy of everything it was just like riding a bike. But all of that was totally worth it because in the Dreaming anything you think of can just be. I mean, you are dreaming afterall. Kind of makes regular life outside of your sleep not quite compare! ¿Her sudden self-consciousness melted his heart. Did she have any idea what she did to him? Damn, she tore him down and tied him up inside. ¿This book had a lot of interesting aspects, not to mention a slow building romantic tension that will leave you hooked and waiting for the next book. To torture you even more, Gavin knows that Zoe is a real person out there in the world. Ahh! It was killing me! I was happy and sad and anxious all at once! I found myself racing to the next scene with them together, I couldn¿t get enough. I definitely recommend this book. And even more awesome---- Kendall Grey will donate all profits from the sale of the JUST BREATHE trilogy to programs that educate people about whales and the challenges they face. So definitely put this on your ¿To Buy¿ list and help the whales
SpeedSD More than 1 year ago
EXCEPTIONAL STORY!!!!!!!!!!! This was an amazing story. Whales, dreams, special powers? What more could you ask for. Hot romance? Well this certainly has a lot of that also!!!!! I have gone and purchased all of the remaining stories, including the short stories that go along with this. Cannot wait to read each one!! This series is not for the young reader, because this book is HOT HOT HOT!!! Yet, it is not just sex, sex, sex, but also has an extremely original story line and a whole lot of romance to go along with it. Hope you enjoy as much as I did. This series will definitely go on my list of faves!!! -- SPeeD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing read! You will be drawn in and not able to put it down. I can't wait to read the other books in the series.
Holly_at_GeekGlitter More than 1 year ago
This book was incredibly written. Ms. Grey has a way with words. From the world building to the character building, it did not lack in the least. The only complaint I had with Inhale was how it started. It forces you to jump right into the double worlds of the Dreaming and Realis almost instantly. It left me quite confused for the first couple of chapters, but once it clicked, it all made sense. I really enjoyed the relationship between Zoe and Gavin. They meet in the Dreaming and instantly fall for one another. Although, Zoe just thinks of him as a "dream guy" and doesn't believe that he really exists outside of the Dreaming. I wish they could have met in Realis sooner than they did but I completely understand the reasoning behind it not happening. I'll just have to read book two to dive into their relationship more! I also loved reading so much about the wales. Zoe is a Whale Researcher, so Ms. Grey really dips into the whole marine life scene and it was interesting! Towards the end, there is one scene where Zoe actually talks with a wale ... and it talks back. That was a little overkill in my opinion, but it did fit the story. As for Gavin, yum. The way Gavin is described (rocker, tattoos, bad boy) allowed me to fill my imagination with my favorite guitarist. Now reading this book and picture him in my head the whole time ... perfection. The Fyres (bad guys) do everything they can to destroy the relationship between Zoe and Gavin, but they always find their way back to each other. One way or another. Love conquers all right? I am so eager to get my hands on the next book! I can't wait to find out what happens next!! FYI: This book does have lots of language and a couple of graphic sex scenes. So if that isn't your thing, you probably won't like this book. And I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under 18. As a bonus, The author will donate all profits from the sale of the JUST BREATHE trilogy to programs that educate people about whales and the challenges they face. *I purchased my e-copy from Amazon when it was on sale for FREE!! (Check it out, it may still be available!)