{Blog Tour w/Dream Cast & Review} The Hunted by Emerald Barnes


Welcome to our stop during the blog tour for The Hunted. This stop includes a review, an excerpt, and Emerald showcases her Dream Cast. Let's get started!!



The Hunted, Knight's Academy #2

by Emerald Barnes


Myka Williams has been forced out of Knight's Academy and is on the run, constantly moving to keep the vampires off her trail until Preston's venom is no longer coursing through her veins. But she isn’t alone. 

Brent Jacobson is her protector, training her and teaching her how to be the werewolf she’s destined to be. He's annoying, stubborn—and hot. But there’s something he isn't telling her.

Myka has to come face-to-face with the truth of who she really is. Will she find safety, or will she always be hunted?






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Preston had been hot on their trail for two months now. The werewolves hoped the venom would be out of her system soon. Apparently, Preston had been filling her full of it since she’d first been assigned to him. It bothered her that she hadn’t known what he was doing, and even now, the memories weren’t accessible. The only memory she had left of one of his bites was when he’d kidnapped her and tried to make werewolf/vampire babies with her. For all she knew, they still planned on capturing her and using her for exactly that, and that’s why she had to go on the run with Brent. There was something he wasn’t telling her, though. She had gathered that much, but Brent wouldn’t let on to the real reason he had run away with her. It had something to do with her birthmark, though he never opened up about it.

The worst part about being on the run was not knowing when—if ever—she’d be able to see the people she cared about most. She had to leave everyone behind: Jilly, Barry, and Olivia. Milo. What was worse, she had to leave a stupid letter about running away because she was adopted. She couldn’t care less about that. Barry and Jilly were her parents.

And then there was Milo. He knew the truth, but it didn’t matter. Myka knew they couldn’t be together. He was a hybrid; she was a werewolf. It wouldn’t work no matter how much she wanted it to. She exhaled slowly and closed her eyes.

Brent’s phone rang, distracting her from her pity-party. She stood from the bed and wondered if she should pick it up or not. Brent would be angry if she did. She walked to it, knowing that she should let it go to voicemail, but when she saw who was calling, there was no way she could ignore it.

“Hello,” she said, her voice shaking and her heartbeat pounding in her ears.

“Myka?” Milo whispered her name, and tears stung her eyes. “How are you?”

“I’m fine.” Ugh, that was lame, she thought. She was far from fine.

He hesitated before asking, “Where’s Brent?”

“In the shower. You want me to get him?”

“No. I’ll call back.”

She nodded, fully aware that he wouldn’t be able to see her, but she couldn’t speak. All the emotions she’d been holding back wanted to burst out right then, and she wanted to say so much. I miss you was on the tip of her tongue, but she couldn’t say the words. It made everything seem too final.

“Myks, you still there?” he asked.

“Yeah.” She wiped away a tear rolling down her cheek. She refused to cry. “How’s Liv?”

“She’s good. Fighting mad that you left.” Milo laughed, and she had forgotten how much she’d missed hearing it. She could almost see the rare smile of his, the one he had around her and no one else.

“Will you tell her that I’m sorry?” Myka asked.

“I will.”

“Who did you call?!” Brent’s angry voice made her jump. She turned around to see Brent, soaking wet and in nothing but a towel.

“No one. Milo called. I just answered.”





This story practically picks up within days of the last one and this book does not disappoint. If anything, we continue to see a continued growth not only with the amazing characters but also in the fluidity of the story line. Readers of all ages will fall in love with this series and this talented author.


I cannot wait until the next book!!







{I requested a copy for review purposes and made no guarantee of a favorable review.
The opinions expressed here are unbiased and my own.}

When most authors write their novels, they think about what it will be like to have their beloved characters on the big screen. I’ve thought about it many times when it comes to my novels, and with The Hunted, Knight’s Academy Book 2, my newest release, that was the case too.

So, my dream cast for The Hunted would look something like this.


Myka Williams: Shelley Hennig

Shelley is already great at playing the part of a shifter. Sure, in Teen Wolf, she’s a werecoyote, but I think she would transition well as a werewolf. She also just has that look that I picture Myka having. Long dark hair, tanned skin, and sort of a cute but sassy look on her face.


Brent Jacobson: Drew Roy

Drew has been one of my favorite actors since Falling Skies aired. He’s adorable, but he can also be kick-butt. That’s Brent, and I think Drew would be a really good fit.


Olivia Michaels: Molly Quinn

I’ve always been a huge fan of Castle, and when I was writing the first Knight’s Academy book, I was watching the series. And Molly Quinn was always how I pictured Liv. She’s gorgeous but fierce. I love that, and it’s Liv to a “t”!


Milo Farrah: Dylan Sprayberry

I love Teen Wolf, and Dylan was a great addition to it. And I think he would be the perfect Milo. He has those great eyes and hair, and I think he could play the broody vamp very well.


Luka Demarcus: Josh Hutcherson

Josh is the perfect Luka because he’s like an adorable geek, just like Luka. He’s just how I imagined Luka.


Barry Williams: Nathan Fillion

Nathan would be the perfect Barry. Sure, Nathan is a bit of a comedian and Barry isn’t, but I think that he could still play the part well.


Jilly Williams: Candace Cameron Bure

When I think of Jilly, I think elegant and graceful. That’s why Candace Cameron Bure came to mind. She would be a great fit for Jilly.


Preston Carter: Zac Efron

Okay. Sure, Preston is the bad guy. But think about. He’s hot and can be charming, just like Zac. I think Zac could pull of the bad guy thing pretty well.


Marcus Knight: Nestor Carbonell

Nestor Carbonell just has that look. He can be a good guy or a bad one. His sleek appearance really just reminds me of how amazing he would be at playing Headmaster Marcus Knight.


Learn more about my characters in The Marked and The Hunted! And if you would change anyone, leave a comment!






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