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Body Master

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Contemporary Paranormal Romance
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"I devoured Body Master …  A tough yet sympathetic heroine locks horns with a mysterious, sexy hero.  Barry's skillfully structured story delivers all kinds of delicious pleasures!"  -New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight

"In this novel the action is non-stop and the sexual tension between Max and Seneca sizzles. Barry has created a butt-kicking yet vulnerable heroine and a story that keeps readers going until the last page." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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Berkley Trade Sensation
August 3, 2010
Paranormal Romance
ISBN-10:  042523455X
ISBN-13:  978-0425234556

 

Her world under siege...  

Seneca Thomas is an agent with XCEL, a secret government taskforce charged with capturing the dangerous shapeshifters that have infiltrated New York City , passing for humans. Her Native American heritage gives her a special gift—the ability to see the shapeshifters for what they are. Unfortunately, this doesn’t make killing them any easier...  

...his life on the line. 

Max Dempsey was on a refugee transport that crashed to Earth, setting thousands of shapeshifters free to do what they do best—replicate the local population in order to survive. Among them is the shifter who murdered Max’s wife. Now Max’s only desire is to find him and destroy him—until he gets partnered with Seneca, a sexy, fearless agent who would kill every one of his kind—including Max—if given the chance.

 A dangerous liaison

As a criminal army of shifters assembles under the city determined to wreak havoc and destroy humanity, Seneca and Max will have to embrace their explosive chemistry, for only by trusting in each other and their power can they hope to stop the growing evil. 

 



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"I devoured Body Master …  A tough yet sympathetic heroine locks horns with a mysterious, sexy hero.  Barry's skillfully structured story delivers all kinds of delicious pleasures!"  -New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight

"Seneca Thomas works for a covert government agency whose purpose is to rid the planet of Shifters, a race of aliens that utilize human DNA to blend into society. Seneca tracks down violent Shifters using her unique ability to "see" them, despite their disguises. When her partner is killed, rugged, handsome Max Dempsey replaces him, much to Seneca's annoyance and suspicion. Max is a Shifter, and became an agent to discover the identity of his wife's murderer, a traitor who almost destroyed the Shifter race on their last planet. An immediate attraction is present, but danger looms as a madman is creating an all-Shifter Army in the tunnels of NYC. In this novel the action is non-stop and the sexual tension between Max and Seneca sizzles. Barry has created a butt-kicking yet vulnerable heroine and a story that keeps readers going until the last page." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Body Master has that high quality of writing that I look for and it’s going on my keeper shelf. This book deserves to be read." -Long and Short Reviews

"Barry returns with a near-future, action-packed tale of extraterrestrials that also explores troubling social unrest. Through her protagonists, Barry explores the gritty reality of a reluctant alien invasion and the resulting fallout. These star-crossed lovers have sparks aplenty and baggage galore. Barry's world just begs for future exploration, so readers can expect to take this thrill ride once again!" -Romantic Times Magazine

"In some ways mindful of Alien Nation, the opening XCEL science fiction romantic police procedural is a terrific manhunt (make that ET hunt) thriller. The story line is fast-paced with the shifters intermingled with New Yorkers coming across as genuine. With the two lead investigators forging a star-crossed relationship while going after Jack, but discovering so much more, readers will relish C.J. Barry’s entertaining tale."  -  Harriet Klausner         Read the full review

"A sci-fi romance that transports readers to a fantastic world! Seneca learns that not all shifters are the same as she falls for her partner. However, danger stalks them as they fight to save the human race. C.J. Barry is a supreme story-teller who combines passion and intrigue and creates an addicting read with Body Master!" - Tracy Marsac, ReadertoReader.com   Read the full review

"Action, adventure, and romance abound in BODY MASTER.  C.J. Barry weaves together an intriguing tale that captures the reader's imagination from the first page. Pick up your copy and see for yourself." - Kathy, Romance Reviews Today

"Body Master is a clever mix of paranormal romance with a little bit of science fiction weirdness to make for a pretty intriguing novel! Fast paced action, sexy characters and a fresh take on the paranormal world make this a must read!" - Lisa, Once Upon A Chapter

 "If you read only one science fiction romance this year, Body Master is the perfect choice. It doesn't disappoint." -Terescia, The Erotic Reader

"The high stakes storyline is full of action and danger. The world she has created has plenty of intricacy, and enough hidden agendas and fully-realized characters to fuel the series for some time to come." -Diana, Fresh Fiction


Awards

Finalist in the 2011 Readers' Crown from RomConInc

Finalist in the 2011 Prism Award 

 

 
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