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Black Dog, book one

Half-bloods with Thierry's skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave's marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you've just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.

Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she's not going anywhere - even if it means following in her notorious father's footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection, too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters.

©2014 Hailey Edwards (P)2015 Hailey Edwards

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An all right listen for the price

This series was recommended to me by a number of Urban Fantasy aficionados, so when the first audiobook went on sale for $1.99, I decided that now was the time to start Hailey Edwards’ BLACK DOG novels. I was drawn to DOG WITH A BONE because of its short length, Fae inspired story line, and I liked Nicole Phillips’ sample sound clip, although it should be noted that this is the only volume that’s available in this format, the other three installments are currently read-only.

Thierry’s voice as the MC was on par with this genre however, it did come to my attention that she is only eighteen, and for the most part that wasn’t a turn-off as her character didn’t display any of the usual New Adult tendencies. The only niggle was when it came to her relationship with Shaw—her instructor turned partner. The age gap left me feeling a little uneasy about their romance, especially considering that he’s an authority figure AND an incubus. I couldn’t help but question whether the basis of their love was genuine or coerced.

Nicole Phillips’ girlish tone was an appropriate fit for Edwards’ heroine, albeit without a second installment to back-up her performance, it’s difficult to say whether I would have enjoyed listening to her long-term. Otherwise, I liked her interpretation of the action sequences, and even though there wasn’t a whole lot of world-building in this book, the protagonist didn’t similarly suffer. Thierry has a lot to prove with an absentee father, avoidist mother, and unpredictable powers. I look forward to her showing us what she’s got in HEIR OF THE DOG.

DOG WITH A BONE was an all right listen for the price.

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It felt more like a second in the series.

I think this would have been better if it started much earlier. I didn't feel very connected with the characters. I'm curious enough to get the second book though.

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great book

Hailey Edwards is a great writer! This is a great book to start with! the performance is not bad and let's you hear how names are pronounced.

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I couldn't connect with the characters

I think it was because there was no build up, no personal attributes displayed to endear the main character to me

The narration was ok. No flaws but also nothing memorable

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Just Ok

This is just ok. I finished it but I won't be getting the next one.

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nice paranormal story, definitely YA series

pretty good start to series. it's more a YA series that I probably would not have bought had I known. interesting view point on fairy & fey and storyline was intriguing. solid narration. just teen feel trying to go a tiny bit older but a lot of that is due to main heroine being 18

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Good start-

I really loved the Gemini series and the world that Edwards had created. I am intrigued by Thierry and really liked her role in the series. This gives a look into how she began. It is a good read if u like Edwards world. I definitely recommend trying her out if u want a good series with spin offs. The con is she moves kind of fast with the romance- I’d hoped for more but again still give her a good rating. Although it was fast I do know there is a twist in the future books so I will continue on with this series. I know that it will get even better.

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Dog with a Bone by Hailey Edwards

Dog with a Bone by Hailey Edwards
Book 1 of the Black Dog series. Urban fantasy novella. New adult (heroine is 18), older hero.
Thierry is a half blood and has no options in a career other than as a Marshall. Her first week on the job has her fighting for her life along with her partner Shaw against a surprising foe.

The reader is thrown immediately into the action of her training and then her first couple of cases. There isn’t much world building but we get brief glimpses of a friendship and trauma of her past. The attraction of Thierry and Shaw preexists the start of this novella. I didn’t really feel the attraction but some of the innuendos are amusing.

Excerpt:
“I thought a rogue bear broke the camp’s perimeter. I returned the favor.“
“Do you often run out of tents naked to confront danger?”
He didn’t blink. “Commando is more comfortable for me.”
“What about the rest of us? Nine other campers saw your twig and berries.”
Excerpt from Dog With a Bone by Hailey Edwards

3.5. I will read the next book to get more of the world building.
I listened to the audio version which had a youngish sounding heroine which was appropriate for the text. I enjoyed listening to this novella.