What They're Saying...

The characters take an emotional roller-coaster ride throughout the book — but the excitement doesn’t stop there. Action and strong fantasy elements are just two of the ingredients that make this book an out-of-this-world read. (Rated 4 stars - Hot) ~ RT Book Reviews online (and in the December issue of the magazine)

From the Library Journal starred review: "This exceptional novel features outstanding writing coupled with a compelling plot set in an intriguing magical universe. Genre fiction at its best."

"The relationship between Valeria and Griffin is sexually charged and as forbidden as sin. Knowing she will be labeled a traitor for her betrayal to the Collegium, Valeria and Griffin embark on a ‘courtship on the run’...Renegade has an amazing and eclectic group of characters and builds upon an exciting premise with many stories still to be told. An ancient struggle for power between the mage and the ghoul will force the humans they encounter to reconsider who is a friend and who is the enemy. Congratulations to Nancy Northcott on an amazing introductory novel." ~ The Reading Cafe
"Great read ! Very different side of the paranormal romance scene which is great to see .. forget vampires and werewolves .. I'm in love with a mage and a renegade one at that ! Great plot flows well easy to read and understand, well played out love scenes, love the main characters and Nancy Northcott has a great style of writing. Can't wait to see what comes next !!
4 chocolate kiss stars" ~ Belladonna's Book Corner
"Not only were Val and Griffin great together, the supporting characters were witty, brave and just as loyal as they were. Then there were the sacrifices that both Val and Griffin were forced to make. Parts of this book were heart wrenching and there were moments that I was ready to scream because of what these characters were faced with. The world building, magic and mythology alone were fantastic. Yep, Renegade pretty much had it all." 5 dragonflies ~ Creative Deeds
"I am hooked on the characters and the series. I’ll definitely be returning to Wayfarer in May for Guardian, book two in the series. If you enjoy a story that’s high on action and romance and takes place in a magical world that is so richly detailed that it invites belief, I highly recommend that you join me in this reading journey." ~ Just Janga
"This well-written book has all you’d want to keep you reading: great plot, hot men, sexy women and a total misunderstanding which may result in the death of one of the men. A world of mages and ghouls awaits you in Renegade." ~ Cheryl's Book Nook
"If you're looking for a fast-paced, action-packed story with ancient magic, pulse-pounding suspense and a deeply satisfying romance then I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Renegade by Nancy Northcott. "  ~ The Romance Dish
"Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list....RENEGADE is a wonderful thriller mixed with a little mystery, a touch of magic, and a dash of a steamy romance. I am looking forward to what happens next in The Protectors Series." (4 bats) ~ All Things Urban Fantasy
"Nancy Northcott's first novel of the Protector Series is fabulous. Renegade, very aptly named, is filled to the brim with action, suspense, and of course, sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine....The balance of paranormal investigation, violence, and romance was spot on and I thoroughly enjoyed reading Griff and Val's story. I am quite impressed with Renegade and hope that in the sequel, Guardian, Northcott will  dazzle again with an electric duo and action-packed plot!" ~ Lovey Dovey Books
"This story blurs the boundaries between PNR and UF with its strong romance elements and fast-paced, action-oriented plot. Regardless of how it’s categorized, I just really enjoyed it!...This is just a delightful story, full of engaging characters, interesting world-building and a fast-moving plot with lots of good action and smexiness thrown into the mix. I look forward to more from Northcott and from this series.I give Renegade an A." ~ The Book Pushers