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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Hydra Publications (May 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615638821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615638829
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,985,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Raven and Lain Bower are a wife and husband team. They live in North West Michigan with their four kids, two Hell Hounds and alien doom cat. When not occupied with the aforementioned minions or writing, they enjoy creating worlds, gaming, reading, target shooting and gardening.

Raven is the author of the Bailey Khane supernatural suspense series - Apparitions, Wendigo and Rags Beneath (spring 2012). Apparitions, is currently under production as a feature film.

They're the authors of the Vengeance urban fantasy series - Primal, Smoke (2013) and Dead Moon (2013/14)

And the adventure fantasy, Nymph's Lair, now available!

The first novel in their Weeping Dark fantasy series, Bleeding Edge, is set for release Feb 15th, 2013.

To find out more about Raven and Lain you may visit their website at ravenbower.com or email raven@ravenbower.com or join their Inner Circle newsletter for exclusive content at www.ravenbower.com/blog

Customer Reviews

Raven and Lain are incredible storytellers, from the first chapter you will be sucked into the story and will not be able to put this book down!
Thesmittys
There was also waaaaay too much effort put into the side-stories and not enough focus on the main characters and the development of THEIR story and relationship.
J. Westfall
A riveting read from page 1 to the very end, Primal combines an engaging storyline and characters with thrilling scenes that leave the reader wanting for more.
Markus Niemi

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Markus Niemi on May 8, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Raven and Lain Bower show werewolves the way they're supposed to be in this steamy urban fantasy. These werewolves are definately not simpering puppies - they're exactly what they ought to be. Powerful, engaging, predatory.

A riveting read from page 1 to the very end, Primal combines an engaging storyline and characters with thrilling scenes that leave the reader wanting for more. Some of the characters I loved, some of them I loved to hate... but none of them left me cold.

This was one of those books that I had a really hard time putting down before I was done reading it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By James W. Peercy on May 18, 2012
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It is 'Eyes Wide Shut' meets creatures of the night in this graphic description of crime, sex, and murder. The story line is engaging and does imply continuation into a second novel. The author does well in carrying the story along, and is very complete in expressing the emotions of the individuals involved.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Andria on May 31, 2012
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Primal was addicting. Sexy and dangerous. The book moves with ease intertwining a crime story and an urban fantasy into one well plotted out read. I simply could not put it down. I needed to know what happened next. Arvon Night's character is written the way werewolves should be....dangerous and beautiful. Full of power and intriguing, and the character Wrey is no shrinking violet she is gentle but has her own strengths. A great summer read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chanel on February 17, 2013
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WARNING: This is an erotic novel. I don'tknow maybe, i overlooked something but i if i recall i did not seeing anything mentioning that before i bought it. But just so everyone knows. Anyway yes i started reading this book and was like whoa erotic novel where did this come from.

I love the cover its what drew me in. Its hot!!!! This book could have been so much better though than it was. There is nothing wrong with including multiple characters in a story and giving them each their own POV chapter to see how they are involved or how they view a situation. But i felt there were too many intertwining characters and storylines and it just made the book confusing and exhausting to keep track of who was who.

Here is each character that has chapters based on their POV and the names of characters they associate with. Im missing some but well there are too many.

Wrey: Avron, David, Billie, Pete
Avron: Kira, Wrey
Kira: Giselle, Caghn, Evan,
Mako: Claw, Ana, Jaw, Mason,Halo, Beams(Im missing some here)
Billie:Galen, Jory
David: Stan

I just thought the writing was weak. And too much was trying to be crammed into one book. I got really tired of hearing about how Kira just wanted to bang some guy so bad, i know she was in heat or whatever but still. I feel somethings were constantly repeated just to fill in some space. Like the fact that Kira couldn't sleep with a man because if she did that would make him her mate so she had to settle for entertainment/pleasure by Giselle. This is said quite a few times which quite frankly wasn't necessary.

I give it a 2.5
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 22, 2012
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For a werewolf book, it definitely didn't match my expectations....It started a story, then didn't even end up finishing it....Just expected more...
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Westfall on September 1, 2012
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Based on the previous reviews, I expected a lot from this book. I was sorely disappointed. The fact that it was free, sadly, was the best part about the book. It was a page-turner, but only because I kept expecting it to get BETTER, considering four stars was the lowest review.

First, the typos and grammatical errors were terrible. If this had been a book instead of an e-book, it would have been covered in pen marks from me correcting it. Using "heals" instead of "heels" was one glaring example, though there were several other, similar mistakes. I get that it's a Kindle book, and if it had been a better book, this would have been annoying but something to be overlooked.

The sex was....well, it was kind of boring. There was more sex between side characters than there was between the main characters. Also, there was a werewolf sex scene, (not involving Wrey). I am so not a fan of books in which the main characters sleep with other people once they've been introduced to each other. The sex also seemed rather forced...as if the authors were merely trying to pad their stats.

There was also waaaaay too much effort put into the side-stories and not enough focus on the main characters and the development of THEIR story and relationship. I ended up skimming through many of the scenes not involving the main characters because they were just plain boring. I'm not bothered by violence, but much like the sex-scenes-for-the-sake-of-sex-scenes, the violence was mostly violence-for-the-sake-of-violence.

The book also ended about 70% of the way through. I thought it was a chapter break and instead got the "About the Authors" page. I assume there is a second book coming to continue the story, but I won't be reading it, even if it's free, too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By VRLimbert on May 1, 2013
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I sat down for a long time thinking about how to write this review. There were many good things I liked about Primal, but also quite a few bad issues as well. Hence the 3 Stars.

One star I gave purely because the front cover is stunning, sexy, everything you want when delving in to a werewolf story. From the front cover I knew the scenes inside would be erotic, tantalizing and steamy and I was perfectly right. The erotic scenes in this book are fantastic, and that explains my second star. The descriptions were...well they brought a blush to my cheeks that my partner couldn't help grinning at! The third star I gave to Arvon and Wrey's scenes which were great. Their romance story had me flicking past the other endless pages of sub story and long winded descriptions. I wanted to know more about them, wanted the book to stay focused on their tug of war relationship.

I loved Arvon as a character. He was most definitely more animal than man. He was a true werewolf in his spirit and mind, being primal and animalistic gave him focus on only a few things. Sex, hunger and power. Human emotions meant little to him, until he meets Wrey who is an extraordinary human with a few gifts of her own. She is of the Old Blood, meaning she can contact the spirit of animals and nature and ask for their strength and guidance. Not only is she one of them, she was also meant to be in training to be the Leader of her kind. We learn the reason she has not finished her training is because she is in Witness Protection for witnessing a murder, and the killer happens to be a part of a gangster family who serious cant afford for her to give evidence against them. This is a great plotline and one that had me finishing Primal in 2 days.
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