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Peek Inside The Hunt

Prince Kael has just lost his father to an assassin, and he’s the next target. A murderer is on the loose, the kingdom is in disarray, and Kael is determined to make the person responsible for killing his father pay. But falling for the beautiful Cara, panther-shifter assassin and main suspect his father’s murder, wasn’t part of the plan. He’s not at all sure she did it, and he finds himself going against everything he's ever known just to claim her.

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For years, tiger and panther shifters have been at odds. And now the tension is higher than ever. A panther shifter is now accused of assassinating the tiger shifter king. Prince Kael is determined to find whoever is responsible for his father's murder and make them pay.

With the ceremonial Hunt approaching, he must also focus on finding a mate to run with him.

But when he finds the panther suspect, his inner tiger becomes unleashed. After all these years he's finally found his mate: Cara, a panther...and the main suspect in his father's murder. Despite it all, Kael would do anything to claim her.

The hatred between the tigers and panthers is all their people know. If Kael and Cara follow their hearts, it could mean treason and death.

Each book in the Shifter Origins series is STANDALONE:
*The Hunt
*The Curse


"A great shifter read that will leave you longing for more from these characters. So glad that this is a series!" - Melanie Hutchinson, Books Need TLC

"I enjoyed this story a great deal. It pulled me in and I couldn't put it down." - Brittany Gass, Review for the Everyday Reader

"What a great start to a new series. Nicely done Ms. Brooks!" - Katrina Berry, Goodreads

"The Hunt was a sweet little shifter story with some intrigue mixed in. I would definitely read more stories set in this shifter world." - Kristi Metcalf, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633757554
Series: Shifter Origins, Book 1
Release Date: Oct 24, 2016
Page Count: 280
Imprint: amara next
Genre: multi-cultural, paranormal, shifters
Tropes: enemies to lovers, forbidden love/off limits, royalty

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By Cassandra June 01, 2017

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!

The cover is beautiful and what grabbed my attention to want to read this b ...more

By Elaine October 19, 2016

This is the first novel in a new shifter paranormal series based in the Sajra, a great city, and the nearby Bilha Forest. It is in this city that the shifters live - there are lions, tigers, lepards, cheetahs . . . and the last of them all, the panthers. The prologue tells of their origins. Initiall ...more

By Christina October 26, 2016

4 Stars - 3 Flames

Oh how I love me some shifters, but I think that this is the first time I've read about a crossover romance; Tigers and Panthers!!! Just a little helpful information before I start the review. Make sure you actually LOOK at the map at the beginning of the story. It really shows exa ...more

By Elizabeth October 22, 2016

Cara, a panther shifter, needs to provide for her family, her grandmother, Ryna, and little sister, Alina, and unfortunately, there are very few willing to trade with her kind. Cara heartbreakingly parts with the handmade scarf her father gifted to her mother at the Hunt that started their family... ...more

By Denise October 12, 2016

If not mistaken this author has not written many but fortunate for us readers she has chosen a series in paranormal. She will get you involved right away with Prince Kael whom will have a big upset. Whom he thinks caused it will also pull on emotional strings (just like this author does) with Cara b ...more

By Brittany October 13, 2016

I received this from Netgalley/ Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This was book 1 in a new series by a new author for me. I had been on a historical fiction kick for a while now but when I heard about this book I decided to give it a shot. We have two people Kael and Cara who ar ...more

By Boundless Book Reviews November 09, 2016

It took a little bit for me to get into this book, but once I did, I couldn’t stop. The story is an interesting and unique look at shapeshifters; the characters are well developed and the story reads smoothly. The Hunt is the beginning of a series but doesn’t end in a cliffhanger, but it does end in ...more

By Katrina October 11, 2016

The Hunt by Harper A. Brooks is Book 1 of the Shifter Origins Series.

An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review and I did so voluntarily.

This is a shifter paranormal romance that is sure to appeal to many readers alike with it’s unique storyline and background of the shifter wo ...more

By C Exley Books November 28, 2017

I am lucky to be part of the The Hunt Blog Tour and get a copy to read and do an honest review.

This is a great beginning of the Sifter Origins series. This is my first Harper A. Brooks story and it won’t be my last. She has delivered a shifter read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cara a ...more

By Kristi October 06, 2016

I received a copy for a honest review

This is my first Harper A. Brooks book and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I love shifters stories and the take the Brooks gave is her own little spin on the beginnings of feline shifters. Her storytelling pulled me in from the beginning with how it started ri ...more

By Petula October 17, 2016

Tiger shifter Prince Kael has just witnessed the assassination of his father, and takes off after the killer. It appears to be one of the criminal panthers. In the days following the King's death Kael learns just how divided the different types of shifters that live in the city are.
Panther shifter ...more

By Mommaleena October 29, 2016

•Ancestral Enemies

An absolute great start to a new shifter series. With this being my first Harper A Brooks!/ story I had no idea what to expect. You'll not only be on the edge of your seat as you turn page after page trying to solve the mystery, but you'll be intrigued from the prologue. She pull ...more

By Brigitte February 07, 2017

The prologue in the first book of this series has an interesting and intriguing take on how the shifters were created.

Kael is a tiger shifter and next in line to become the "Rei", king of Salja. He has been groomed to follow in his father's footsteps. Something he has done blindly with no questions ...more

By Gigi October 24, 2016

Prince Kael has just lost his father to an assassin, and he’s the next target. A murderer is on the loose, the kingdom is in disarray, and Kael is determined to make the person responsible for killing his father pay. But falling for the beautiful Cara, panther-shifter and main suspect in his father’ ...more

By JoDeen October 25, 2016

The minute I heard about this book I was so excited .When I got the chance to read this book early I literally read it in 4 or 6 hours . I could not put it down ,The Hunt was a fantastic story by Harper A Brooks.

In this book we follow and Cara and Kael and I think it safe to say that these two defin ...more

By Nikki October 24, 2016

First read by this author and I wasn't disappointed! Set in the city of Sajra, it has a distincly middle eastern feel I felt. Great exotic location for a new PNR populated by all the Big Cats! We learn that sometime ago a Panther Shifter killed the Rei (King) and now all Panthers are shunned and the ...more

By The Book Junkie Reads . . . November 01, 2016

This was a new series with a tale of origins of the shifter society that lived in the city and the nearby forest. I was pulled in by the society hierarchy of the different shifter cat species. The tug here and there. The suspense of who killed the king and why. How was the prince going to find the k ...more

By Patricia October 24, 2016

4.5 Stars

The prologue gives us an origin to base the story on.
We are introduced to a variety of shifters that live in Sajra. Within this society the panthers on the lowest and looked down upon. When Kael captures and imprisons Cara for the murder of the rei but learns that what he believes is true ...more

By Robert November 19, 2017

A star-crossed romance and murder mystery, with wildcan shifters.

In a jungle kingdom of cat-shifters, the panthers are on the bottom rung of the social ladder due to an alleged ancestral crime, which led to the downfall of the lions and the rise of the tiger dynasty. What matters to panther-shifter ...more

By Barrie Mac October 15, 2016

This is a very unique telling of shifters. It isn't my kind of read but was enjoyable. Kael is prince to the shifters and has been taught to hate panthers from his parents. When his father is killed by a dart and the panther, Cara, is standing near where the dark came from, Kael is ready to kill her ...more

By C. Erani October 22, 2016

*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the advanced reader's copy I was gifted by NetGalley*

I really liked the whole world set up, how the different species of cat separated from one perfect being and turned into something sad and prejudice. The writing style was great, the characters were good, and the ...more

By Dalene November 01, 2016

First, I would like to thank the author who gifted the book to me through netgalley. I enjoyed this book although the concept of cross species getting together is newer to me. The characters are well developed and written. The storyline is good. I look forward to reading more from Harper A Brooks. ...more

By Gwen October 25, 2016

I am not usually big on paranormal stories but every once in awhile one comes along that grabs you and keeps you on your toes for the entire story. This is THE story! Add some paranormal with our heroine, some romance, and you have got a fantastic story. ...more

By Shellby November 02, 2016

At the beginning, I was pretty confused and the book started out slow. By the end of the book, I was not in love in it, but I liked the book. The Hunt is a different shifter book that what I typically see. I look forward to read the rest of the series.

-NightWolf Book Blog ...more

By Bernie October 30, 2016

Extraordinarily painted world, romance, shifters, love... everything I love in a book. ...more

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Harper A. Brooks

About the author

Harper A. Brooks

Harper A. Brooks lives in a small town on the New Jersey shore. Even though classic authors have always filled her bookshelves, she finds her writing muse drawn to the dark, magical, and romantic. But when she isn’t creating entire worlds with sexy shifters or legendary love stories, you can find her either with a good cup of coffee in hand or at home snuggling with her furry, four-legged son, Sammy. She writes historical and paranormal romance.

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