"Modern paranormal twist on Avalon complete with sexy gargoyles"

Kennedy has a very adult-like crush on Tristan. Under normal circumstances this crush would be harmless, but Kennedy is a bartender at the bar in which Tristan owns. She has been attempting to keep her distance from him until fate forces them together.

When Tristan offers to give Kennedy a ride home, he had other motives with the beautiful Kennedy. Unfortunately, they are attacked by a wraith out to kill Kennedy. To protect her, he takes her his home, discovering that she has been placed in the middle of the fight to gain back a magical dagger from Avalon that turned Tristan's brother into a gargoyle.

Now, Tristan must make a decision to either help his cursed brother or protect Kennedy, his mate.

The premise of Primal Hunger is intriguing: a modern paranormal twist on King Arthur and Avalon. When implemented as a story, the premise is muddled, not getting much of the Avalon aspect within the story. In my opinion, the story is simply too short to go into details about Avalon to give the reader a good background into the world. Since this is the first in the Pendragon Gargoyle series, I hope we learn more in future books.

The characters are immensely likeable, but Tristan confuses me. He turns into a big cat, but he is also a gargoyle during the day. I feel it is almost too much for him to have two dual natures especially in a novella, since the gargoyle nature seems to not be that important in the long run. Luckily, his relationship with Kennedy is everything a reader wants: intensely hot. Kennedy holds her own as a snarky bartender and mate to a cat/gargoyle. She is the type of strong female character I adore.

Overall, Primal Hunger is a good start to a new series. Although flawed, I enjoyed the story and look forward to the next installment.

Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted October 18, 2009


When the sun goes down, passion is unleashed.

Kennedy Beaumont loves her bartending job, even if her spirited nature sometimes gets her in trouble. Like threatening to hose down one of Pendragon’s co-owners. When it comes to Tristan, she could use a good hosing down herself—maybe it’ll help her stop casting him as the star of her wickedest dreams. Since he goes out of his way to avoid her, it ought to be easy to put him out of her head—until he reluctantly offers her a ride home.

Gargoyle shape-shifter Tristan Callaghan hasn’t had time for anything other than recovering the mystical dagger that was used to permanently lock his brother in a prison of stone. The cat inside him should have stopped craving Kennedy’s touch long ago, but now that she’s sitting next to him in his car, his very human need for her is sharper than ever.

The distraction is costly. In a split second, Kennedy finds herself thrust into a dangerous, millennia-old hunt for Excalibur. A hunt that marks her for death—and leaves Tristan with a painful choice—sacrifice his family, his quest…or the one woman meant to be his.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifter, Gargoyles, Red Hots!
Length: Category

Warning: There’s nothing tame about this alpha male hell-bent on claiming his mate. Featuring bone-melting explicit sex, graphic language, violence and a little harmless bite…or two.

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Primal Hunger
(Pendragon Gargoyles: Book 1)
by Sydney Somers

Samhain Publishing
September 1, 2009
Available: September 15, 2009
ISBN #1605046698
EAN #9781605046693
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