Tiger by the Tail by K. Chambers

I recently picked up a copy of Kaye Chamber’s Angelic Avengers, so when I found her novella, Tiger by the Tail, I picked it up as well to get a glimpse into her writing. Now I’m hooked.

Alexandra “Sasha” DeStephano has long been exiled from her own kind, thanks to parents who had no wish for her to grow up in the “tiger mafia”. Now that she’s been issued an engraved invitation to appear before the society elders, she finds herself plunged into a dangerous battle for power, urged on every side to give up her birthright to make room for a new regime.

On every side, that is, except Colton Reyes, a rogue alpha. Cole plants the idea in her mind that, under the current leadership, the tiger society is headed down a one-way street to disaster. And she is their only hope.

Spurred on by a man who flips all her sexual switches, Sasha steps up to the plate-and finds herself promoted from Tiger Princess to Queen. The resulting consequences are far more than she ever imagined.

In this game of danger and intrigue, almost no one can be trusted. Cole’s best chance to protect her? Pretend to claim her as his mate.  Except pretending is the last thing on Sasha’s mind.

Seriously!?  That’s my first thought when I reached the end of Tiger by the Tail.   I want to hear more. The political intrigue and conspiracies is set up so beautifully and then we’re just left hanging.  I’m really hoping that this is the beginning of a new series or something because I really want to see what happens at the Council.  Plus the bet that is going on between Sasha’s friend, Eve, and Warren – I want to know what happens there.

There’s a lot of this novel that really just clicked and I really want to read more. The characters were developed really well, so well that I want to know more and to see if they have their HEAs.  The political climate of the tigers is interesting and gives a lot of potential for more conflicts in the future; whether as an ongoing series with Cole and Sasha or with other couples in the society.

Overall, I was absorbed in this story and the semi-abrupt ending has really left me for wanting more.  Don’t get me wrong on the ending though.  It was abrupt only in the fact that I wanted to know more and there wasn’t any.  I’ve already checked out Kaye’s site and the only other novel listed is Angelic Avenger, which I don’t believe is in this series.  I’m 99.9% sure of that one.  So, I’m going to be hoping there’s more to this story in the future because I really want to know.  Definitely a great read for anyone looking for something new.

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  1. Hi,
    just dropped by to let you know I posted a review about the book I won here during Book Blogger Appreciation Week – in case you are interested.

    Thanks again!

  2. Thank you, Jackie!

    I’m glad you enjoyed the start to Sasha’s story. I appreciate the time and effort you took to review TIGER BY THE TAIL.


    Kaye Chambers
    *psst – there is more to the story – hopefully coming soon*

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