Her nine lives just got longer.


Kita Nekai, on the run and the smallest of her shifter clan-a calico cat among lions and tigers-is being hunted. She was expected to accept her role as her father's successor whether or not her cat was up to the task of leading the clan. She disagreed. Now she's less than a step ahead of the hunters, bone-tired, cold, and living hand-to-mouth in the city of Haven. And that's the high point of her day. She's also drugged, "accidently" turned into a vampire, and sentenced to death for recklessly creating a rogue shifter who tortures its human prey. She's got seventy-two hours to find the rogue, evade a city full of hunters, prove she's not responsible for the rogue, and keep the vampire council from killing her. All while sorting out an apprentice mage, a married ex-boyfriend shifter-hunter, and the vampire who made her.

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Shapeshifter, Magic, Vampire

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"Some days it doesn't pay to purr."
Reviewed by Kristy Bock
Posted April 18, 2009

Kita is a regal shape shifter from an affluent clan. She left the clan and escaped into the human world where she's lived in obscurity off the kindness of strangers. When hunters began searching for her she tries to hide, but finds herself in a deadly situation. She's Read more...

"This book gets straight into things and doesn't mess around"
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted April 18, 2009

For five years Kita Nekai has hidden in the human world. In the city of Haven a rogue shifter is leaving bodies all over the place. When the Hunters finally find Kita in Haven, her illegal status means she is high on the suspect list. Confronted by the Hunters she Read more...


Once Bitten
(Haven: Book 1)
by Kalayna Price

Bell Bridge Books
January 1, 2009
Available: January 9, 2009
ISBN #0980245397
EAN #9780980245394
272 pages
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