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Product Details

  • Series: Diaries of an Urban Panther
  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062133349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062133342
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 4.2 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,480,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Amanda Arista was born in Illinois, grew up in Corpus Christi, and lives in Dallas, but her heart lies in London. When not writing, she often dreams of co-opening an evil bakery and selling despicable desserts. She spends her weekends writing at coffee shops, practicing for the day that caffeine intake becomes an Olympic sport, and plotting character demises.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Douglas C. Meeks TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 24, 2013
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Reading Order:
Diaries of an Urban Panther(Book #1)
Claws and Effect: A Diaries of an Urban Panther Novel (Book #2)
Nine Lives of an Urban Panther (Diaries of an Urban Panther) (Book #3)
"First Dates Are Hell" from Vampires Gone Wild (Supernatural Underground) ( 1 of 4 stories)

NOTE: This review covers the story of the whole trilogy without any spoilers (I hope) since this is really one long exceptionally good story.

Violet is hardly normal, she has went from being a script-writer for horror movies to being a shapeshifter but there is something special about Violet, something that an old prophesy says will help all of the shapshifters in Dallas have a better life .... If she lives that long and overcomes more problems than you could list with Excel.

This series was a bit of a surprise since I had the first 2 books buried in my "to-be-read" stack of books for over a year and that is where they would still be if I had not been given a copy of Vampires Gone Wild to review and in that anthology the best story was one called "First Dates Are Hell" which was very good and it came from the Urban Panther series (actually in the timeline it was after the trilogy of books).
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By Jmb on July 9, 2013
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The second Urban Panther book has a great story and characters, but I can't give it 5 stars. There were a few loose ends that may be leading to the next book, but someone seriously needs to proofread for typos and grammar. It got to the point that it was interfering with my enjoyment of the story. It almost seemed that it had been spellchecked and then saved without anyone reading it again before publication. If extraneous words, missing words, and misordered words don't bother you then how about the form of "to" or suite instead of suit and vice versa. With a little better editing this would have been a great book.
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By doc allen on June 13, 2013
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Loved all three books can't wait for the next one to come out. I like how she's trying to bring everyone together to work together without trying rule them out right like her predecessor did.
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By Lilly M on April 24, 2013
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I had read a short story from Amanda Arista in another book with other authors. I loved her story immediately and bought all 3 of the books for my Kindle....Diaries of an Urban Panther/Claws and Effect/Nine Lives of an Urban. They were terrific reads, with great characters and an exciting plot. The only thing negative I have to say is that Nine Lives is the end of the series. I hope Ms. Arista reads this (and I'm sure other reviews asking for more) and goes further with the series.
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I really liked these books, I've read them all. But I have to say that I have never such terrible editing. Whoever did the review and editing of these books should be fired. Wrong words and grammar throughout but in this particular book it is the worst. While it doesn't interefere with the storyline it does interrupt your concentration and you have to shake your head and say "what the heck?".
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By Maya on January 27, 2013
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It was much better than the first. It had more action, more twist and turns that were unexpected.
Violet and Chaz are driven apart by unexpected forces - his boss. They want Violet to mate with another panther but luckily the new panther in town grows a pair and tells the truth but not before Violet sees Chaz in a rather comprised situation.
An air elemental is trying to be the new Boss and will stop at nothing to end Violet.
Violet finally decides to be a real Prima and takes under her wings the "boys" or the dog shifters that attacked her and Jessa on the first book.
Violet and Chaz finally learns how they can have sex without passing the panther gene.
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By Barbara A. Kuczinski on January 11, 2013
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alot of spelling areas but I enjoyed the book and was willing to forgive it. I have read two books in this series and will continue with the rest for a quick read
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*** Spoiler from book 1***This book is about Violet Jordan who six month ago was attacked by a shapeshifter who happened to be a panther but it wasn't a freak attack it was planned. So Violet is still learning to deal with being a shapeshifter, in the first book she kills the pack leader Haverty a very evil man and his son also evil is banned to a fairy prison in a mirror. In book two Violet is dealing with being because she is now the leader of the pack. She's been avoiding taking control because she's not sure she's up to the responsibility.

After sending the younger Haverty to the mirror his hench men or mutts as she calls them are in desperate need of a new leader, Violet decides to help them out because they need her. Her best friend Jessa isn't thrilled about her involvement because the mutts are the ones who held her captive in book one. There is also a new panther in town who's just learning to be a cat who happens to be as much of a nerd as Violet is. Since taking out Haverty others want to run the pack so Violet has to be on constant guard when it comes to potential threats.

I loved the first book and this book didn't let me down in the Violet Jordan series. The characters are well written so that you have a good idea who they really are. I love we know so much about Violet and her closest friends sometimes it feels like your even in her head. This book sucked me in right from the start and I had a hard time putting it down, there is just so much going on I had to know what was going to happen next. I like the few twists in the story I didn't see coming too, always nice to have a surprise. It's a great series and I love the shapeshifter aspect, plus Violet is totally a sci fi nerd like me so I easily relate to her. I like the relationships that Violet has in the book each is unique and special. I can see myself re-reading this series over again, it's that good.
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