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***** 5 Stars ***** Amazing! Awesome! New author, Tricia Zoeller's debut novel "First Born" is an urban fantasy that takes place in the Atlanta area. 

Her writing is amazing! I FELT like I was on the run! There are twists and turns and all isn't what it always seems... 

This is a page turner that you won't want to put down! 

Looking forward to reading more from Tricia Zoeller!

Review by: Stacy Bailey Darnell/Literary Mania Reviews


This book is kick-ass! The humor is wicked and the characters are sexy and realistic. I enjoyed this book immensely and I highly recommend it. It is also cool that I met the author at my job and spoke a while on her book and why she decided to write. It is neat watching a new author take off and meeting her at the beginning.


Lily Moore's life has been surrounded tragic mysteries. Firstly, there was the death of her father and then the mystery behind the death of her boyfriend, Peter Marx. One night, while out on a date that quickly turns nasty, Lily shapeshifts for the first time, which sees her flee from the police and from a mysterious person who seems to be following her.

Lily's character really grew on me. At first she seemed a little lost and uncomfortable in her own skin but as the story progressed she matured and grew stronger as a person and for me this is when the story really picked up. It's no secret that I am a fan of strong female protagonists.
I loved how Lily embraced her shapeshifting abilities and her chinese heritage. It was so refreshing to read. I loved her in all her forms as well. 
I enjoyed the interactions between Lily and her brother Seth. Although Lily seems to be the stronger of the two, Seth really comes into his own. I loved his humour the most.
Detective sexy or should I say Caldwell Sims, brought sexy back. I loved his protective nature of Lily and the little moments he had with her. The only problem I had was there needed to be more.

First Born is a fast paced action, urban fantasy thriller, that I could not put down. It's a great mix of humour, suspense, mystery and intrigue that keeps you turning the page. The way Zoeller wrote kept the book flowing and really suited the pace of the story.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good Shifter book but also to anyone who enjoys unique spins on traditional supernatural stories

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