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Product Details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1468002104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468002102
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,470,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Holy, holy crap, I really enjoyed this book...I was so absorbed while reading it, I couldn't stay away and I wanted to check out of everything so I could go finish it. I think of this as "glue". This book is quite sticky. Be ye warned... it's delicious. -Sarah Wendell, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

It was love at first word! Kait Nolan is sure to take the YA market by storm with this unputdownable book that left me glued to the pages until the very end. Evelyn Amaro, Paromantasy

About the Author

Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear--sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, she uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. The work of this Mississippi native is packed with action, romance, and the kinds of imaginative paranormal creatures you'd want to sweep you off your feet...or eat your boss. When she's not working or writing, she's in her kitchen, heading up a revolution to Retake Homemade from her cooking blog, Pots and Plots. Looking for more action-packed adventure? Check out Kait's Mirus series (Forsaken By Shadow, Devil's Eye, Blindsight), available wherever ebooks are sold. And don't forget to drop by her website and sign up for the newsletter to be notified of upcoming and new releases!

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Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear--sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, she uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. This Mississippi native has something for everyone, from short and sweet to Southern contemporary romance to action-packed paranormal--all featuring heroes you'd want to sweep you off your feet and rescue you from work-day drudgery. When not working or writing, Kait's hanging out in her kitchen cooking and wishing life were a Broadway musical.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Claire Legrand on August 17, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Kait Nolan, who has given us fantastic adult urban fantasy novellas from her Mirus world -- Forsaken By Shadow (Mirus), Devil's Eye (Mirus), and Blindsight: A Mirus Short Story -- now enters the world of young adult literature with her first novel, RED.

Generations ago, a woman fell in love with a wolf. Since then, her family line has produced only females, all of whom have been burdened with a terrible curse. 17-year-old Elodie Rose has been hiding what she is her whole life, awaiting the moment when she will at last turn from girl to beast. She shies away from making friends for fear of drawing attention to herself and triggering the transformation.

But then Sawyer, the angry, brooding, new boy in town catches Elodie's eye. He has a secret of his own, and they start to fall inexorably in love, which Elodie has never allowed herself to do.

When a madman from a line of hunters starts pursing Elodie, she must come to terms with what she is and learn how to control it before the hunter puts her down. Elodie and Sawyer realize that they will do anything to protect and fight for the other -- but will love be enough? And will they finally be able to beat the curse that has haunted Elodie's family for centuries?

RED is a fun, fast-paced, sexy entry to the YA paranormal romance canon. Elodie is a smart, snarky, self-sufficient, strong-willed heroine, and I'm a sucker for those.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susan Bischoff on August 17, 2011
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Finally, Kait Nolan, author of the Mirus series: Forsaken By Shadow (Mirus) Devil's Eye (Mirus), brings her exciting blend of action and romance to the YA audience. This novel, not connected to the paranormal world of the Mirus, is the story of Elodie, the descendent of the young woman who inspired the Red Riding Hood legend. Elodie's family journal documents a tale of madness and death, passed down through the female line, a curse that has been hanging over Elodie's head. And just as she thinks the curse might pass her by, she starts to experience symptoms of the change, of the transformation to a werewolf.

Just when everything seems to be falling apart for Elodie, enter Sawyer, a brooding, angry young man with his own problems. Together they form a friendship that soothes them both, and then the friendship begins to feel like more.

And just when it seems like there might be some hope for Elodie's life after all, enter a madman, a hunter whose family has stalked Elodie's through the generations.

The story sends Elodie, with Sawyer beside her, on a mission to hunt the hunter. But also to find herself, her inner strength, and to embrace the wolf to save herself, Sawyer, and their future. Full of action, laced with teen angst, and graced with a sweetly seductive romance, this is a read that's sure to be a delight to fans of teen paranormal romance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Libatique on July 13, 2012
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Take a wild and intense journey into the lives of two young people and their families in Red, by Kait Nolan. Set in a small, rural Southern town (where some are trying to hide), we often find ourselves deep in forests or lost on rugged and untamed terrain--but for good reasons that align with the story. As you read, you find yourself trapped at times, lost with the characters, scared, wounded, tired, and on the run with potential danger lurking. This, of course, makes for the perfect scenarios to hunt, or be hunted, be it by human or werewolf.

In recent years, perhaps because of the enormous success of Harry Potter, there's been a significant upswing in the number of books written about the supernatural. Never have we had more choices when it comes to stories about vampires, ancient gods, demonic possession, witchcraft, or in this case, werewolves. I'm not normally a fan of this type of material as many of them, in lieu of a good story, just go for the lurid descriptions of monsters and blood-spattering battles. And the glorification of evil I avoid altogether. But Red got my attention because it strays from, well, the pack.

First of all, it has an interesting style. It goes back and forth between the perspectives of two people describing things, both in the first person. It's as if you're perusing the diaries of the main characters as they chronicle events. The result is that you get an in-depth perspective from each of them, not only about the events that take place, but what they are thinking about each other. While doing this, Nolan writes in a very comprehensive and descriptive manner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Meegan VINE VOICE on December 22, 2011
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The more self-published ebooks I read (or attempt to read), the more I realize the majority of them are just plain awful. A lot of this has to do with a lack of quality editing...and the rest with freshman writing skills. And the high star ratings are rarely the best way to determine if a book is going to be well-written and enjoyable. So it was with some trepidation that I sampled this book...and then I quickly realized this was going to be one of the "good" ones.

While "Red" did have a few flaws....it was, for the most part, really well written and enjoyable. The story was fairly original, the lead characters likeable, and the detail and level of research that went into the writing impressive. I also enjoyed the fact that this story featured zero love triangles and appears to be (but likely isn't) a standalone novel with no hint of a sequel. Not that I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel but it's refreshing to find an author who is willing to buck the current trend to some degree...or at least appearing to do so. It's also refreshing to not have a huge cliffhanger at the end...yay! Oh and the editing, while still not perfect, was pretty darn good for an ebook. Nothing turns me off more than a book that has errors throughout...I simply can't read something that feels unfinished.

Elodie is a great heroine...nuanced, level-headed, and imperfect (which makes her all the more likeable). And it's wonderful to see her grow from a fairly insecure girl into a strong and intelligent young woman. Sawyer is wonderful as well....very easy to like with a touch of the bad boy about him (but it's mostly show). The chemistry is definitely there between the two and it keeps going strong even after the two admit their feelings and move into the relationship stage.
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