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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

{Happy Release Day!} A Tooth for a Fang by Liv Olteano

A Tooth for a Fang
by Liv Olteano
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG

Three days. Three dead bodies. One newly turned, broken-hearted lycan tracker to figure out the connection.

The one summer Rick Barton takes a vacation, all hell breaks loose. Running from an abusive relationship leads him into the arms of hard-nosed lycan Travis Chandler, who gives him little choice but to become a lycan too and join the Paranormal Bureau of Investigation. Out of options, Rick joins the weird organization, expecting some two weeks of training and an adjustment period. Tough luck, he doesn’t get either. On his first day, his new partner offers to promote him to field agent if they get mated – less time wasted on training, more time on the field, and considering Rick is the only tracker the Bureau has on hand when a wave of strange murders hits the community, time is of the essence.

Someone’s killing the leaders of the paranormal world and mutilating the bodies. Investigating and tracking clues is enough of a challenge, and Rick must contend with an impatient Council, Travis’s advances, and actually adjusting to being a lycan. Only one thing is certain: Rick’s new life promises plenty of interesting adventures—as long as he can survive.

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 Full Disclosure: I was given an electronic, early copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, which follows.

I really enjoyed the other two books I've read by Livia Olteano, Dragon Craving and Gargoyle Addiction. Her Otherworlds Summons series is fantastic. So naturally, I requested a review copy when I saw that she had A TOOTH FOR A FANG coming out soon.

If you're looking for a brief statement, here it is: This was a sexy, supernatural, paranormal romance with a hilariously snarky main character. Rick is an absolute hoot with his smart aleck remarks and I loved how he processed his new reality and accepted it.

I adored Rick. His chatter amused me as did his quick, witty, sarcastic remarks, which comes across as a self-defense mechanism. Except, instead of protecting him, it's gonna get him into trouble in the paranormal community! Coming out of an abusive relationship, Rick goes on vacation. He sees a hot, god of summer guy come walking out of the surf, flirts with him, and the next thing he knows he's being bitten and wakes up in the hospital. Well, a hospital anyway.

The story isn't just a romance between Rick & Travis (yes, this is m/m romance), but focuses on these crimes being committed in the supernatural community. Travis, and now Rick, is part of the PBI - Paranormal Bureau of Investigation. And it looks like they have a serial killer on their hands. Rick discovers he's a "tracker" and has an amazing and rare talent to be able to discern the most minute scents. As the bodies begin to pile up, Rick & Travis heat up.

The murders are grisly, the mystery keeps its suspense, the resolution is satisfactory, and the romance is steamy! I thoroughly enjoyed this read and hope to read more from Ms Olteano in the PBI verse!

Liv Olteano is a voracious reader, music lover, and coffee addict extraordinaire. And occasional geek. Okay, more than occasional.
She believes stories are the best kind of magic there is. And life would be horrible without magic. Her hobbies include losing herself in the minds and souls of characters, giving up countless nights of sleep to get to know said characters, and trying to introduce them to the world. Sometimes they appreciate her efforts. The process would probably go quicker if they’d bring her a cup of coffee now and then when stopping by. Characters—what can you do, right?
Liv has a penchant for quirky stories and is a reverent lover of diversity. She can be found loitering around the Internet at odd hours and being generally awkward and goofy at all times.
Stop by her place at for the latest news or visit her blog at for occasional rants. She also regularly spamificates Twitter at and Facebook at For The Win.

“This,” he said with a lisp, “is how a lycan looks. This is what you’ll be able to turn into with the second bite.”
“I think I just pissed myself,” I babbled.
He snorted. “No, you didn’t.”
I shook my head, stunned. “So you look like a… lycan, but you’re thinking and all like a man? Do you need to do something now that you turned, like chew on the furniture or eat me or something?”
He rolled his eyes. “Ridiculous. Of course not. My head is clear and still human if that’s what you’re wondering.”
“Love the lisp,” I said blinking slowly.
“Kiss my ass, tough guy,” he said and grinned—I think.
It was kind of hard to tell with the snout-like thing going on. But it sounded like “kish my ash” which I found absolutely hilarious. Not enough to actually laugh, what with the show and all, but hilarious.

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