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"Fate is an ugly bitch who will screw with your life every single chance she gets."Grace Murphy, a newly single mother finds this out as she's trying to figure out how to lead a perfectly normal life. The big question becomes, what do you do when you find out that your mother is Diana, the Goddess of the Hunt and she expects you to take up the family business? You can try"Fate is an ugly bitch who will screw with your life every single chance she gets."Grace Murphy, a newly single mother finds this out as she's trying to figure out how to lead a perfectly normal life. The big question becomes, what do you do when you find out that your mother is Diana, the Goddess of the Hunt and she expects you to take up the family business? You can try hiding, but escaping when you have an ex-husband to deal with, a kid to raise and an unknown being who's trying to kill you is tricky at best. Now the woman who couldn't put a bookshelf together without getting sweaty and perplexed must learn how to roar...without getting herself and everyone she loves killed.Saving the world? Not a problem. Getting home in time for chocolate chip pancakes might be a whole other matter, though......

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Number of Pages : 175 Pages
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Huntress Reviews

  • Roxanne
    2019-04-14 19:46

    I gathered my backbone and muttered, “Just my luck, the only gorgeous man I’ve met in ages and he’s a house breaker.” Then I declared more loudly, “So you have a choice. You can leave quietly or I can call the police after I wang you with my stapler.” “After you wang with me with the stapler?” I could see his lips twitching as if holding in his laughter.4.5 StarsOmg I LOVED this book. I found it only yesterday and by accident and I'm so glad I did. I read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down. This book is about a woman named Grace Murphy, she's just divorced her husband Brandon and gained shared custody of her 11 year old son Dylan. Then the Goddess Diana pops into to say hello and informs Grace that she's her real mother and that's it's Graces duty to save the world. Queue mental breakdown. So then Drew a sexy demigod is sent to whip her into shape for the coming war as well as be her full time nanny/helper. The boy was hot with a capital H. I could feel my pulse race just thinking about his tight ass as he had trudged in front of me on our walk today. “I’m not a piece of meat, Grace!” he called from the living room. My face burned so hot that I thought it was going to catch on fire.  It was extremely annoying that he could read my mind.Now some people who read this book may think Grace is a little whinny but I can totally understand why she is. First she finds out that her husband was cheating on her, get's divorced, has 'ex-husband' demand that Dylan their son is going to spend more time getting to know his new gf, she has to learn how to control her new powers AND try not to hop into bed with the sexy Drew. Even after all that she keeps on going, maybe having a few break-downs on the way but she doesn't give up. Now the one person that stole the show for me was Dylan, his interactions with his mom were just adorable, cute and downright hilarious at times, I can't wait to read more about him. "Use your damned nanite strength, you nitwit!" "If I knew how to use my nanite strength, don’t you think I’d be up the stairs by now, you crotchety old goat?" "Your brains must be in your boobs. I can’t believe your mother wasted an egg on you," floated the reply.For a first book in a series this was truly fantastic, I've already started the 2nd one and I'm flying through it. If you like Urban Fantasy books or anything to do with the Gods then you are going to love with book. I’m not a shut in. Oh sure, I work from home and don’t have much of a social life, but really I’m just a (recently) fairly depressed, (long time) shy in new social situations woman. So what if my lady parts were on the verge of re-virginization? My life didn’t leave a lot of room for extra-curricular activities and being safe and comfortable is good in my world.

  • x.melancholy.x
    2019-04-05 17:31

    I love Grace! Finally there is a heroine that I can relate too. Graces flaws make her totally believable screw the rest of them with their flimsy capes, fur or fangs this is the type of hero I want to read about.Huntress is a thoroughly entertaining read, fast paced and with some wonderful plot twists. The banter between Grace and other characters (especially Dylan) often made me laugh out loud. I will admit that when I first realised that this story contained ancient mythological characters I was slightly concerned since my knowledge of Diana, Zeus etc could be written on a postage stamp but I truly needn't have worried anything that I needed to know was right there in the book.I can't wait to start the next in the series and find out just how these wonderful characters develop.

  • Rachael
    2019-04-15 22:36

    Ohhhh I'm so happy, sooo very very happy! I have found a funny funny witty sarcastic kick-ass female heroine and single parent to boot *gasp* catching my breath :) I. Loved. Every. Moment. Grace and her sons relationship is so fricking funny and adorable. Every character was it read it read it :) I LOVE FUNNY.

  • Stacy
    2019-04-05 16:20

    First of all, I need to say that I got a review copy of this book for free from I'm glad I did, for positive as well as negative reasons, all of which I'll get to. Huntress is the introduction to Grace Murphy, a romance writer who, on the day her divorce is final, meets her biological mother, the goddess Diana. Grace is the snarky mother of an 11-year-old boy, with whom she seems to have a very loving, trusting relationship. She shares custody of her son with her husband, who has Dylan on some weekends and holidays.Now, on to the reasons why I'm glad I got this book for free. First, it introduced me to this very fun and interesting character. Grace is irreverent, self-deprecating, and can't seem to keep her mouth shut. I like the universe this author has created, with her take on Greek mythology. There are also some interesting supporting characters, such as Drew, Rose, and Zachary. However, I found my enjoyment of the book dampened quite a bit by editing problems. There were some serious punctuation issues, such as a blatant misuse of semi-colons; continuity issues (when, exactly, did the ex-husband first encounter Drew?); and the confusion of words ("physics" and "psychics" getting mixed up -- she meant to use the former). In addition to the editing problems, I think that Grace's voice, while fun and, as I said before, irreverent, may be off-putting to some. She is definitely not a narrator who will last the ages. Her language is very 2010.I hope that the editing issues are taken care of in the next book in the series. Oh, yes, this is the first book in a series. And that particular point is not a topic to be discussed here. Just know that, if you choose to read this book, you won't be getting what I would consider a professional product. Enjoy the story, try to ignore the mistakes.

  • Dan
    2019-03-27 17:50

    Something was wrong with the narrative of this book. I'm not sure what -- it felt a little colloquial, it felt like it was missing some commas, it spent too much time explaining things that didn't seem to matter to the plot.As to the plot, we saw a prologue scene indicating it was eventually going to be One Woman's Battle Against Dimensional Invaders While Trying To Lead A Normal Life, but for the first three chapters it was just One Woman Bumbling About Trying To Find The Plot.Based on the Kindle preview I decided not to buy it.

  • Shellie Brewer
    2019-03-19 17:28

    I am loving this book so much...One of my favorite books so far this year. It was a free book from Amazon and loved the cover and took a chance and just loved it now buying the second book...

  • Lincoln Rodman
    2019-04-12 16:25

    I read "Huntress" on the recommendation of a friend. I spent the $2.99 to download "Huntress" by Nicole Hamlett on and upon completing the book, complained to my friend that her tastes in literature had taken a nosedive. When I stated to her that "Huntress" by Nicole Hamlett was not a terribly good read, my friend laughed at me on the phone for about five minutes and then said I was supposed to read "Huntress" by Malindo Lo, which she swears is a very good book.I did not read "Huntress" by Malinda Lo, unfortunately. I read (and bought) "Huntress" by Nicole Hamlett, and that is the book I am left to review.I will say at the outset that I suffer from a condition where if I pay for a book or a movie, I feel compelled to finish it, no matter how bad it is. That is why I didn't walk out of "Jack and Jill" with Adam Sandler. That is why I finished "Transformers 2." And it is why I read to the end of "Huntress: A Grace Murphy Novel."Had I received the book for free, I could have followed my instincts and discarded it a few pages in. But instead, I felt like I had to somehow squeeze $2.99 in value from the book. I was unable to do so.The book is off-putting from the start. The protagonist narrates in a highly annoying and grating first-person voice. While she is a recent divorcee in her mid-to-late thirties, her manner of expressing herself comes across as a cheap imitation of the teenage heroine from "Easy A." Except with less wisdom and maturity, despite what should be more than twice the life experience. It really reads like a 14 year old doing an impersonation of a grown woman.Despite the novel opening in mid-fight against a manticore, I was bored off the top. And it went downhill from there. In addition to the annoying narration, it seemed like the author was being paid by the cliche.After the manticore fight, the whole first chapter is little more than a point-form laundry list of bad events that have happened to the protagonist Grace Murphy, in an attempt to elicit sympathy. The events aren't relived or vividly described. They're just listed right off the top, like an athlete who lists injuries to make excuses for his poor performance and then says, "No excuses, just saying." For a few pages, we are informed by Grace Murphy herself that Grace Murphy was adopted, beaten, getting divorced, and so on. No anecdotes. Point form complaints. No excuses. Just saying.By page ten I expected Grace Murphy to state (before the story actually begins) that she was born with a clubbed foot, and a harelip, survived Auschwitz, and is lactose intolerant. Just saying.And it goes on and on. After being beaten to a pulp by cliches in the early going, I actually thought to myself, "at least the protagonist isn't a struggling novelist." Literally two paragraphs later, BLAMMO. Grace Murphy starts talking about her agent and her deadlines. In a book where the protagonist could have been given any job in the world without compromising the storyline, the author couldn't even muster the imagination to give the main character a profession other than her own.I won't divulge anything past the first 5% of the book or so in order not to spoil any of the plot. Which is a bit of a waste, because that is about the point in the book where I started making notes to bring up with my friend who I thought had recommended this title. I will just say: "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" transcribed unreliably from memory by a teenager, with Percy Jackson screeching in your ear the whole time. And Percy is a middle-aged woman.It's like the author took Percy Jackson, which is already largely geared toward kids and teens, then dumbed down the writing style to appeal to an even younger age group, but then made the main character a thirtysomething divorcee complaining about her ex-husband and other adult I guess it is geared toward adults despite the tweenish writing style?Truly, Grace Murphy is one of the least likable protagonists I've come across in quite some time. She vents internally about the state of her life but really seems to have little or nothing to offer the people in it. The dialogue is also sometimes jarringly unnatural, particularly Grace's.One review in here states that the action and story pick up after Chapter 5 or so. Well, technically that is true. The later portion of the book is better than the first five chapters, but not by any great margin. It is kind of like saying that Fran Drescher has a nicer voice than Gilbert Gottfried.The end result is that a fairly short book (billed at 200 pages) feels quite a bit longer, and in order to finish it, I had to do it a couple pages at a time. And with growing annoyance both at the book and at myself for refusing to just quit.There seem to be a number of positive reviews for this book. I am truly baffled by this.This particular work would surely stand out as above average in a high school English class, maybe even first year college, but this is a work of fiction being sold as a professional product. For actual money. I feel compelled to criticize it by that standard.This author may produce a good novel at some point, but given that this book seems to be a pretty recent effort, I would say that any passable novels are at least a few years down the road.

  • Cassandra
    2019-04-10 20:41

    So, I bought this book for pretty cheap thinking that I could start it and just read when I took breaks here and there over the weekend. And...yeah. Nobody bothered to tell me that I wouldn't be able to put it down, that I would keep the hubs awake with my laughing or that I would have serious bags under my eyes from reading too much and not snoozing enough. This is one of the best books I've ever read! I'm sure you get the gist of it from all the other reviews so I won't bore you with the same details - but I would say this; if you like a book filled with mythical creatures, Olympian gods, a kid who will make you jealous because you don't have him, a gollum closely resembling a dog and a heroine who will tell you she'll kick your ass, then follow through - you NEED to read this book!I am very impressed with the author and I'll be waiting anxiously for any new books from her.

  • Misterg
    2019-03-28 23:31

    I got this as a Kindle freebie - and it is fantastic. It's one of those books that your Significant Other can't wait for you to finish... just so you stop reading passages to them!The book description gives the plot a good summary, but no where near indicates the level of humour. For instance, how can you have thoughts about someone when they can read minds? And how do you tell your son that you are actually some sort of superhuman?One minor problem. I think I'm going to have to look for the next in the series!

  • Francesca Zane
    2019-03-28 20:24

    Pure crap. Seemed like someone's creative writing class project. I couldn't finish it.

  • Megan
    2019-04-04 22:24

    Really, really enjoyed this start to a new series by a new author.Grace is a thirty four year old, somewhat out of shape and very overwhelmed recent divorcee with a son whose life is totally changed by discovering she is the daughter of Diana the Huntress (from Greek mythology). The book is extremely strong in character development. I loved Grace, son Dylan, and others. It also is extremely has the same madcap edge as the Stephanie Plum or Betsy the Vampire series. Rapid dialog and a good deal of snark make it an extremely easy read that I didn't want to put down. The only downer is it ended with a "to be continued" and I'm now stuck waiting for the sequel...

  • Adam Shields
    2019-04-02 23:35

    Short review: This is sort of an adult version of Percy Jackson mixed with a bit of Michael Scott. Grace is told by her mother (the Godess Diana) that she is not really human and is in great danger. So now Grace has to leave her job as a Romance author (and geek) to train to defend herself and her son. It is a fun light read (I read it on vacation). I will probably read the next.My full review is on my blog at

  • Heather
    2019-03-19 21:46

    Sitting down with Grace Murphy is like hanging out with an old friend. She inspires me. She is a regular person with all kinds of insecurities, but she deals with them. AND kicks some supernatural tush. Looking forward to starting the sequel tonight.

  • Tania
    2019-04-14 22:39

    I loved this sci fi novel! Had alot of fantasy but at the same time you coud identify with the charecters. This story is about a newly divorced & single mother who is trying to figure things out. She is also a writer & at the age of 34, discovers that she is not so normal.

  • Anna
    2019-04-07 18:30

    Loved this book. Grace is so human. I enjoyed watching her grow through the storyline. Definetly has a place on my re-read often shelf.

  • Abigail
    2019-04-11 15:35

    review of series coming on ((pssssst loving this!))

  • CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
    2019-04-02 15:22

    Wasn't my thing.

  • Kay
    2019-04-11 20:43

    I will sum up my reading experience with this piece by quoting an actual line from the novel itself: "Oww Fwuck"Yes, gentle readers, I have suffered through "Huntress" so that you may be spared. Be forewarned because there will be spoilers galore within this review."Huntress" is less of a novel and more of a diary of wish fulfillment fantasies, despite the constant sighing and pining for a normal life from the protagonist, Grace Murphy. During the prologue, the reader can get a good handle on what Grace believes herself to be: a strong, modern woman gifted with an incredible, acerbic wit, but more importantly, an amazing mother. Despite the fact that throughout the novel Grace is continually running herself down and making an ass of herself just to prove that she's your average gal, it's obvious that the author couldn't disagree more, likely because Grace Murphy is a blatantly obvious self-insert.Yes, Grace Murphy is a Mary Sue of the highest caliber. Some might argue that she has flaws and therefore can't be a Mary Sue, but these "flaws" are so contrived and forced, excluding her cringeworthy stupidity (she even muses at one point: "That smack to my head must have really given me a bit of brain damage because it didn’t even occur to me that he could do what he did to me next. I had literally forgotten what he was capable of." pg 103), that they hardly feel like they hinder her in any meaningful way. Despite being a self-absorbed, whimpering crybaby, Grace's friends are unfailingly supportive, even when she admits that she's so desperately clingy that, "For the first three days of her fourteen day cruise, I’d called her twice a day begging her to come home. Yes, there were days when I was that insecure." (pg 16)Sure, she was physically and emotionally abused by her adopted parents (the first of many tired, cliched "plot devices" to come) and yes, she's in the middle of a divorce with a cheating husband, and of course, she's struggling to raise her child while the eeeevil ex-husband and his bitchy new girlfriend try to wrest her baby away. This does not give her a free pass for acting like a petulant child but she certainly takes it as one. I'd like to officially start a drinking game for this book: any time Grace bursts into tears, take a shot. Any time she fantasizes about Drew's incredible body, take two shots. Unfortunately, you'll likely be close to alcohol poisoning by the fourth chapter.This brings us to "Drew," the impossibly perfect, stern yet tender male authority figure. He's described as an Adonis before it's revealed that lo and behold - he is Adonis! What an incredible coincidence! He seems like the perfect man: he cooks, he cleans, he helps Grace's son Dylan with his homework... hell, he even writes her books for her while she sits around feeling sorry for herself and goofing off. Drew/Adonis steps into her life and takes the reins, whipping her little familial unit into shape. Unfortunately, this man is littered with incongruencies. For example, he writes one of Grace's sex scenes for her, as previously mentioned, yet later in the book he harps on about learning to fight one's own battles. He's able to read minds because "he'd always wondered if any woman could ever love him for anything other than his beauty." (pg 33) Seven pages later, he calls Grace a "fat ass," then continues to call her "dumpy," belittling her about her weight and how she could let it get so bad. For a man who wants women to see past his appearance, he certainly is a self-righteous asshole.This isn't even the worst part about Drew/Adonis, however. It's the fact that Grace's friends crow about how amazingly independent she is for leaving her husband when in actuality, Drew/Adonis is doing nearly everything for her on top of being her unpaid physical trainer. Maybe he's just pissed off that he's nearly two thousand years old but somehow got stuck playing babysitter for a 34-year-old woman.Speaking of immortals behaving bizarrely, there's also Zachary/Zeus who is described as "exuding enough pheromones to knock out a herd of hippos. This power is part of what made him the ruler of the gods." (pg 59) That's right, gents - if you whore around enough, you too might become the ruler of the gods someday, or at least the ruler of your frathouse. This is far from the worst of Zachary/Zeus's sins, however, as when we first meet him, he kidnaps Grace for the first time (yes, it happens more than once), tortures her, and actually kills her. Don't worry though, he brings her back to life and after she randomly prattles on about her dear son and makes enough lame quips to make even dead men roll their eyes, he decides to release her after injecting her with helpful nanites to speed her body's transformation. The character doesn't make even a modicum of sense, but the author writes it off by simply stating (repeatedly) that Zeus is insane. This blanket absolves all of his nonsensical decisions and helps him become friendly towards Grace by the end of the novel, to the point that he completely fixes her destroyed house and saves her life. The same man who tortured her to death earlier in the novel.This is one of the major flaws of the book: Grace and Drew both 'die,' along with their magical dog golem, but all of them are magically resurrected. Grace's destroyed home is miraculously rebuilt. There are no lasting consequences. Yes, Drew and Grace respectively get beaten within an inch of their lives and sometimes beyond that, but there's not even a remote sense of apprehension that there will be meaningful repercussions. Shot, stabbed, electrocuted, none of it matters because at no point does one feel like the damage will be lasting, and it never is.Save, perhaps, the damage that the divorce has on Grace and Dylan's lives. This side of Grace is genuinely relatable, even if her protective side is taken to an extreme. Unfortunately, even this is ruined - several times she describes herself as 'petty,' and this is where it really shines through. After her son has an "incident" at his father's house, Grace badgers Dylan into telling her what upset him. Dylan explains that, naturally, his father's new girlfriend finds Grace to be an unfit mother and wants to steal him away. Surprise. Now, does Grace respond to this like a rational adult? Of course not. She uses her mystical earth powers to threaten the woman's life, scoffing in her face when she threatens to call the police. The fact that Dylan hates his stepmother isn't at all jarring. It's the fact that Grace is living with a man who comes into their lives and home and forcibly changes their routine, yet Dylan gets along fine with him. Not that the rest of the book is particularly believable, but this in particular is jarring, since it's meant to be a testament to the bond of trust that she and her son share, but even that rings hollow. When she announces her new powers to her son, he's more interested in opening Christmas presents after the initial disbelief.The characters are flat and uninteresting since the majority of the time, it feels like they're props on the stage with Grace, only there to further highlight her own emotions, as jumbled as they may be. The writing is stilted, the dialogue and diction are awkwardly cobbled together, especially the anachronistic speech of the Immortal 'gods,' and the text is littered with spelling and grammatical errors, particularly towards the end. The plot is bland and the pacing would put a narcoleptic sloth to shame. There's a lot of room for improvement for Rifts, but I wouldn't count on it - by the end of the novel, Grace is far too deep into her power fantasy for real personal growth unless things take a drastic turn.Also, she doesn't have sex with Drew, so if you're wanting to skim for the naughty bits, you'll be sorely disappointed.

  • Denise
    2019-04-13 22:49

    Newly divorced, single mother, and with an impending book deadline to boot, romance writer Grace Murphy certainly has her hands full. The last thing she needs, therefore, is the biological mother she never knew crashing into her life, introducing herself as the Goddess Diana, and roping Grace into a hardcore training scheme to turn her into a Huntress capable of dispatching supernatural beasts crossing through a Rift into our world and causing havoc. Unfortunately, mom isn't about to take no for an answer...Interesting premise, but somehow the whole thing just didn't work for me. Grace sounds like a particularly annoying teenager rather than the 30-something woman she's supposed to be, the humour just didn't hit the mark for me, and all the whining, bitching and insults constantly thrown around by pretty much all the characters just irritated me to no end.

  • V
    2019-03-22 18:27

    Delightful quick read. The world is an interesting one but I did want to slap the main character myself in a couple places.

  • Mary Grace
    2019-04-11 19:29

    Grace Murphy is a successful romance writer living a peaceful suburban life with her kid Dylan. Being a stay at home mom, Grace manages to work at take care of her son until the day she met Diana. As the story goes, Diana abandoned Grace when she was a child so don't expect her to be chummy chummy with mom but that doesn't stop Dianna from pestering Grace until she understands why the sudden visitation.The opening alone will get you hooked and it was a fat read. I didn't feel any informational dump nor do I feel that there was something lacking in the progress. Huntress is heavy and centered on mythology and at first I didn't really want to start reading another myth based book 'cause we all know how overused this one was right but look at me now gushing at how I enjoyed this novel.Huntress blew me away with Grace's snarkyand a lot of omph. She's not your typical Stepford wife/mom.She's not graceful or ladylike however she has that feminine streak on her. She packed a lot of awesomeness juice that makes you want to be her best friend just to have a quick banter with her. She has a lot of character that some may deem uncharacteristic for a mother to be 'cause she swears, she's stubborn, she's immature and a lot of stuff but guess what? Grace has an awesome relationship with Dylan and their bond is just spot on. They have this relationship that you can envy with a mother-son bond but what they have is not for everyone. As I said, Grace is not your typical mommy.Okay moving forward, Grace now goes in a complicated rundown of her life meeting her mom and the other relatives plus meeting a hottie named Drew.It was like  Enzo Maresca + Adil Rami + Channing Tatum + Ryan Gosling + Gerard Piqué + Gerard Butler all pack into one hot body! Okay, I just realized I name my top 6 crushes right there. :P Anyhoo it was like -now tell me who wouldn't get gndhskdehjf moment when you live with that? Plus the fact that Drew was very snobbish and full of swag didn't help either. Arrgh. Those qualities just attracts us ladies like moth to a fire. Well that was what I got from Grace's internal monologues anyway. Grace takes the responsibility and lives a life juggling normalcy with a bit of crazy and immortality. It wasn't easy and Grace didn't make it a walk in the park either.To be honest, the entertaining factor of the story is our main character, Grace. She may rub some in the wrong way but for me she was absolutely awesome. Fight scenes were incredible and very descriptive so I really, really enjoyed that. The story may not have more into it since this is the first book of the series but from what I read, it looks good so far. Warning to people who haven't read it yet. It is full of foul language, mainly from Grace, and some scene are inappropriate for our younger minds but asides that this is recommended. Definitely one of my favorites this year! Really, really looking forward to finishing Rifts.

  • Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
    2019-03-26 18:44

    Check out the book tour for book 3, VolcanoesYou can find my book tour post by clicking the banner.I really enjoyed this book, its like a mix of the Stephanie Plum humor with the Night Huntress except she is not a Vampire. She is something else, will leave that for you to discover, as Grace is a bit special. We have some Greek Mythology thrown in as well. It was very interesting mix, and enjoyable too. I am picking up book two as soon as I finish writing this, and read it right away.I liked the way Grace is a mom, and the fun interactions with her almost 12 year old boy. I connected with her more than most book, as I am also a mom, but my child is grown up now, but I still remember. I LOVE Drew, here is a cute part of Grace's first sight of him:"Make sure they don't become road kill."I gasped in surprise and grabbed the closest thing to me, swinging around ready to defend myself against the body that came with the deep and very male voice."Oh." My jaw went a little slack and the grip on my weapon loosened a bit.I suppose that if one is going to be attacked in their home, having it done by a walking fantasy was the best way to go. Leaning against my door frame - making those Levi's look well-loved - was the most beautiful man I'd ever seen in my life. A dreamy sigh may have escaped my lips, but even under the threat of death I would never admit to it. I do not want to say too much about this story, especially since its book 1 and the wonder of it and the not knowing.I loved it. I highly recommend it, it's not a YA, more adult, but really only for language at points, and some violence scenes. Also, the main character is an adult too. I still think anyone could enjoy this.5 out of 5 starsI was provided a copy of this book for the book tour with Reading Addiction Blog Tours.

  • Cat
    2019-03-25 16:45

    At first I didn't like this book because the protagonist is whiney and wallows in her own self pity. However, this book is about her metamorphosis into an independent and somewhat confident woman. Although I felt the story stagnated at times, overall it was a good read and I enjoyed the "new" version of Grace.Besides the main character, the story mainly focuses on her son Dylan and Adonis (aka Drew). Her son is an unknown age, at times seeming to be about 6 to being referred to as "almost a teenager." I'm not quite sure why the author would feel the need to make the age so mysterious, but it was a bit confusing. I think if the author had revealed an older age (closer to teen years) then it would have made Grace and Dylan's relationship seem that much closer, however, with the constant tickle fights it felt like Dylan was still very young. Eventually you find out that Dylan is 12 (or will be shortly) and is thus going through puberty (I was able to sign in relief, since Dylan spends a lot of time playing Halo).As for the other characters, I think the author needs to brush up on her Greek mythology - Diana is the Roman name for Artemis; widely known as a virgin goddess. Also, most myths involving Artemis and Adonis generally revolve around Artemis killing that's not good. Lastly, giving these characters (Adonis = Drew, Zeus = Zachary) is weird and, to me, really stupid. Seriously, WHY would you need to do that? It's not like their identities are a mystery, although with this author I guess it is.Lastly, I felt as though the author was trying too hard to make this book "modern" and relatable - using slang, pop culture references, etc. I didn't mind the references themselves, but it felt like the author was simply trying TOO hard...felt manufactured and unnatural.Anyhow, this book still gets 3 stars because, in the end, I liked the plot and the way the characters grew. Grace is obviously a dedicated mother, who has spent way too long giving herself a pity-party and finally has to get over herself and her issues.An okay read, if you can get through the beginning parts and overlook the faux-pas in Greek mythology. Glad I got it for free!

  • Gary
    2019-04-18 16:33

    Huntress (Grace Murphy #1) is the perfect example of the type I like to read. From the moment I started reading I couldn't put it down. When I finished this one I immediately went to see if they were anymore in the series as this was subtitled: Grace Murphy Novel #1. I was rewarded in my diligence.Huntress it’s the perfect balance of action, adventure, and character development. I like how she uses mythology as a backdrop for character development. If the next one is just as good as this one Grace Murphy may very well become one of my favorite literary characters.She is smart and funny in a self-deprecating way. That simple fact makes her sexier than the author describes. It made me root for her all the more. I can’t wait to read the next adventure of Grace Murphy in Rifts (Grace Murphy #2).

  • Barbara
    2019-04-03 23:36

    An action packed, fun story with characters based on Greek mythology, The Huntress was a great adventure with a lot of humor and a very human, relatable heroine. Grace Murphy, a newly divorced single mother learns that her mother is Diana, the Goddess of the Hunt (who is really a being from another dimension) and that she needs to train to get ready to help save the world from other beings that are trying to wreak havoc on it. She’s sent a trainer that goes by the name of Drew (his real name is Adonis), who is a gorgeous, sexy hunk who is relentless in training her to within an inch of her life, as well as keeping up her house, cooking meals and helping to care for her son. As the story progresses, Grace learns more about these unusual beings that have appeared in her life, goes through a great deal of trauma and abuse, and comes out the other side a strong, self-confident woman who doesn’t have to take crap from anyone. I look forward to seeing more Grace Murphy stories in the future.

  • Eperdu
    2019-03-20 22:41

    I really loved this book--way more than I anticipated. From my Amazon review:I received this book when it was free and I would have happily paid for it. I did enjoy the book quite a bit and I've read some of the reviews about what people thought of it and while I can understand what they were saying I do think it was a solid effort.I've read a lot of books in this genre, some from well-known writers that are well loved that I didn't enjoy as much as this.Is it thin in spots? Sure it is. Does it mesh with what we know about those from Atlantis and the Gods like Zeus? No entirely but neither do I think minotaurs are real in this life so if it doesn't mesh that doesn't mean it's not good.Above all, this is fiction. It's a story about a real person who has real struggles and having her world turned upside-down by the appearance of her birth mother. I like the realism of it and I liked that she didn't just accept everything and let it roll over her. She decided to fight and I admire that about her.Off to buy the second book ...

  • Stephanie Collins
    2019-03-22 18:49

    I received a copy of this via Book Rooster but I would have paid for this book. Although I did take a bit to get completely drawn in to the book due to the initial whininess of Grace, I did ultimately enjoy the world created and the characters that inhabit it. Grace starts off the book in the middle of a pity party but when push comes to shove she does get her act together and make some real changes in her life. I really liked Drew and his ability to keep her on edge both mentally and physically but hope that they do end up getting together as a couple since I think he is good for her and she ultimately will be good for him. Overall a good read and the links to mythology were intriguing. Looking forward to the next book and figuring out if Grace can come more in to her own and what changes will happen with Dylan. Plus who can resist scooter!

  • Marie C
    2019-03-23 16:23

    4.5 ratingI'd had this book on my radar for some time, but hadn't gotten around to buying it. Well, lo and behold! it was free. But Life sometimes gets in the way, not to mention a whole queue of other books I haven't read yet. But I finally got to it and I was not let down.Grace is a great heroine. She's reflective, funny and can kick ass (though, there wasn't a whole lot of it yet; I'm running under the assumption here). I think I would have the same reactions she did to major revelations (which I won't divulge), which had me smiling and sometimes laughing outright.Now, I'm off to buy the sequel!

  • Ana
    2019-04-08 20:42

    Surprisingly good. The first few pages didn't impress me much but I endured and ended up liking this a lot. It's a totally new side to this genre watching a heroine struggle through motherhood while chasing down supernatural creatures. Grace's reactions to some situations are also hilarious. Sometimes I think I even agree with her assessment of her mental state. She's borderline psychotic. Or a closeted teenager. Not really sure yet. Anyway the plot is interesting enough and I'm anxious to get my hands on the second novel. It promises to be captivating and creative.

  • Stephani
    2019-04-16 20:21

    When I first got this ebook I took one look at the cover and wasnt real interested. Then I read....And WOW. What a really cool approach to old myths. Completely caught me off guard and I am DYING to read what comes next in the Grace Murphy series!!!! Easy to read, alot of suspense, action, really REALLY sexy GODS!!! The best part???? She is a mother and has a P.O.S. ex-husband. Not to mention she has a more average body. Extremely easy to read with powerful descriptions. MUST READ to all you crazy readers out there!!! GREAT JOB Nicole!!!