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Book Blitz: ‘Not His Mate’ by Jade Marshall

Title: Not His Mate

Series: Katu Wolves Book 2

Author: Jade Marshall

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Paranormal Shifter Romance

About the Book:

When a wolf shifter finds their fated mate their entire world changes. There is nothing on earth they wouldn’t do to keep their mate by their side. But what happens when your fated mate is already mated to someone else?

Calum Beckett, Beta to the Katu wolf pack, has finally found his fated mate in Talon Quinn. The only problem is that she already has a mate. Trying to stay away from Talon is pulling him apart and driving his wolf to the brink of insanity. But what choice does he have?

Talon has moved to the Katu Pack with her mate Parker, but Parker isn’t her true mate, but someone she was forced to mate by her previous Alpha. When she finds her fated mate her life is thrown even further into chaos. Difficult choices lie ahead, and no matter which path she chooses, pain is inevitable.

How much pain are you willing to cause? How will either mate react to choices that Talon makes? Can anyone have their happily ever after?

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Excerpt:

I still have a rebellious streak, it’s part of my personality, but I try to tamp it down. Today, I have pushed more of Parker’s buttons than I have in the last year, and the outcome will not be good. Not that it would matter what my attitude was toward any of this. It’s obvious Parker could sense the mating bond between the Beta and me. It is a palpable aura that clings to unmated wolves when they find their true mate. I may not be as heavily affected as Calum is because I am already mated, but with our heightened senses, he couldn’t have missed it.

“Talon,” Calum calls out to me.

His voice flows over me, coating me. The deepness vibrates through me, turning me inside out. I want to continue walking, but my body responds to him so strongly that my feet stay planted to the path. I don’t turn to watch him approach me because I can feel his presence get closer with every step.

“You’re at the wrong house,” he says lowly into my ear. “This is my house. And although you will always be welcome here, it would be inappropriate.”

Placing his hand on my lower back, he guides me to the house beside his, sending goosebumps skittering across my flesh. All thought has fled from my mind as I allow him to touch me and guide me. At the door to the main house, we stand in silence for long moments, his fingers lightly flexing against my back before he knocks.

The door is flung back, and Peyton beams at me.

“Talon!” she squeals before throwing her arms around my neck and embracing me closely. “Come in! I am super excited to have you here. Let me show you around.”

Peyton grabs my hand and leads me deeper into the house, pulling me away from Calum’s touch. A touch I immediately miss. In the massive kitchen, she flutters about, talking continuously, but I don’t hear a word. I am trying to center myself in this new normal that has been thrust upon me.

“Talon?” Peyton looks at me quizzically. “Are you okay?”

“Um…”

“You can talk to me. The new pack can feel overwhelming but we have always been friends. If it’s about the mating scent clinging to you, maybe I can help.” She looks so supportive I can’t stop myself from spilling the beans.

Taking a seat at the solid wood counter that runs the length of her kitchen, I haul in a deep breath before letting it all out.

“Slade forced me to mate when I came of age. You had already been gone by the time that Parker found his way to the pack, but he isn’t a good man. He isn’t a good wolf. And then we came here because you said we would be safe and accepted, and now I’ve found my true mate. And I don’t have a clue what I should do.” Sighing, I rest my head in my hands. The migraine I will definitely have later already forming at the base of my skull.

“What?” she yells.

Footsteps can be heard from deeper in the house before a large male appears at Peyton’s side. His hands are all over her face and body, looking for the cause of her distress. When he finds nothing, he finally scans the surrounding area before his gaze lands on me. His gaze narrows and my wolf wants nothing more than to submit and bare my throat to the man who is clearly my new Alpha.

“Stop that, Caine. Talon didn’t do anything wrong. I was just shocked by some news she shared with me.” Peyton pushes at his chest. “Go and be domineering somewhere else. This is girl talk.”

“Are you sure, my moon?” He cups her face gently in hands that I am sure are capable of immense violence.

Her face softens as she smiles up at him before placing a kiss on his scruffy jaw.

“Yes, my love,” she replies, and the moment feels way too personal for me to witness.

About the Author:

Born and raised in South Africa. Currently living in Kathu, Northern Cape which is located in the Green Kalahari.  Mother to a sassy thirteen-year-old.  Wife to a local businessman and local MC member.  Mommy to three beautiful dogs (fox terrier, Rottweiler, and American red-nosed pitbull).  I started reading at an early age and never really stopped.

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Book Blitz: ‘His Refused Mate’ by Jade Marshall

Title: His Refused Mate

Series: Katu Wolves Book 1

Author: Jade Marshall

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Paranormal Shifter Romance

About the Book:

Peyton has had her world shattered, and has closed herself off from the world. She works, reads, and lets her wolf run free.
Nothing more, nothing less.

Caine is the Alpha of the Katu pack. He takes care of everyone and always has the interest of the pack at heart. But he longs to find his true mate.
Watching everyone find their happiness, while he waits has left him jaded.

But a chance encounter could change both of their lives.
Can Caine convince Peyton to take a chance?
Is Peyton willing to open her heart after the pain she has experienced?

And what happens when outside forces place even more pressure on them?
Only time will tell…

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Excerpt:

Deciding to go for a swim before I shift to my wolf, I get undressed, fold my clothes neatly and place the pile, along with my shoes, behind a tree. Slowly I wade in, enjoying the coolness of the water against my skin. I feel overheated and my skin feels stretched tight over my bones. It has been that way since I got here, and I can’t explain it. I have the most vivid dreams about a man whose face I can’t see no matter how hard I try, and more often than not I wake up with my breasts feeling heavy and an intense ache between my legs.

Dipping my head beneath the water, I clear my mind and take a deep breath as I reemerge. Pushing my hair back, I stare up at the stars and thank the goddess again that I am finally free.

A sound to my left startles me, drawing my attention. Emerging from the treeline is the largest black wolf I have ever seen. I don’t move, afraid to even breathe. I may be able to defend myself against a would-be human attacker, but a wolf, especially one this size, is not something I would ever take on.

Slowly he pads forward before lying down in front of the pool, resting his head on his front paws, his yellow eyes watching me intently. As the fear starts to dim—because he clearly isn’t intent on attacking me—a new scent assaults my senses. Dark and rich, like freshly made coffee. When it hits me, I am transported back to my dreams. Instantly my nipples pebble harder than they already are, my breasts starting to feel heavy, and the throbbing between my legs returns. The arousal is so intense that my knees threaten to buckle.

The black wolf whines before crawling closer on his belly. Even in wolf form, his gaze appears pained. But as I take another deep breath of fresh air, catching the strong scent again, I remember. I remember the last time a smell affected me this way, turned me inside out. I remember the pain that followed once I was rejected. The humiliation of not being good enough for the mate the goddess chose for me.

But it isn’t possible. I have only heard stories of wolves finding a second mate, old wives tales that very few put any stock in. I don’t know anyone who has ever experienced it.

“What do you want?” I question.

Slowly, he starts to shift back to human form. I watch in amazement as the most beautiful man I have ever seen appears before me. If I ever thought that Slade was attractive, I knew nothing. The man before me is gorgeous, with dark hair and a chiseled jaw with a little scruff. Broad shoulders lead down to an expansive chest with beautiful artwork tattooed over his arms. My gaze skims over a perfectly defined abdomen with a V indent beside the hip I have the sudden urge to lick, down to an impressive cock. A fully erect cock.

He stands perfectly still as I take my fill of his physique, but as I stare at him, his cock twitches. As part of the shifter community, I am used to nudity. I have seen my fair share of naked men and cocks in all shapes and sizes, but never in my nineteen years have I felt the urge to get down on my knees, naked, and present myself to a male.

I may be a virgin, but I am not some simpering idiot. Since my humiliation at the hands of my former mate, I have educated myself. I watch porn. I masturbate. I may never have had sex, but I do know the mechanics of it.

“What do you want?” I demand again, straightening my shoulders.

“My mate,” he snaps in return.

About the Author:

Born and raised in South Africa. Currently living in Kathu, Northern Cape which is located in the Green Kalahari.  Mother to a sassy thirteen-year-old.  Wife to a local businessman and local MC member.  Mommy to three beautiful dogs (fox terrier, Rottweiler, and American red-nosed pitbull).  I started reading at an early age and never really stopped.

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Book Review: ‘Hidden’ by Madison Johns

Title: Hidden: Clan of the Werebear

Published: 12th May 2014

Author: Madison Johns

Blurb:

SEPARATED…Elaina had heard warnings about the Clan of the Werebear all her life, but as a foundling with no knowledge of her past, she has no idea whether or not her protector’s warnings that they are searching for her are true. 

PROTECTED…The werewolf, Samson, tries to protect her from the world by hiding her away in a cabin high in the mountains, refusing even to allow her to “shift.” But when, at the age of eighteen, Elaina is stricken by “the mating fever” and Samson finds her in a compromising position with his grandson, he is forced to confine her even more. 

FEVERED…Restricted, hidden away, in full frenzy of the mating fever, and strictly forbidden to mate, Elaina decides it is time she joined her own kind…to find her mate. But meeting the devastatingly handsome were-bears, Cullen and Damon, is dangerous because she is drawn to the both of them …like a bear to honey. The fever is so strong, all she can think about is being in their arms.Torn, Eliana must face one of the most difficult choices of her life: go back with them to their village and chance that they aren’t part of the Clan, or turn her back on the one man who could be her perfect mate in order to remain…HIDDEN. 

Hidden, Clan of the Werebear is part one of a serial that is 23,778 words in length. It contains adult content and is not intended for anyone under the age of eighteen.

Review:

When you have been hidden your whole life for your own protection how long before you start to question the reasons.

Elaina has always been told that she needs to keep hidden to stay safe as there are people after her. Samson, a werewolf, has tried to raise her as best he could but with her being a werebear there is only so much that he can do. There are changes coming that are out of both of their controls that force her to make a choice, whether the right or wrong one is still to be seen. Running away when she is in the midst of the mating heat is not the best option as there are others around that would take one whiff and want nothing more than to claim her, if only for a night. Case in point when she stumbles across werebears Cullen and Damon.

Cullen and Damon seem to have it good in their little hareem in the woods. They are the only two males left to protect the women. The reward for such protection seems to be in the form of mating with them, both of them. That is their offer to Elaina for her to stay. If she wants protection then that is the price. The mating heat might be to blame in part but she doesn’t really see this as too much of a price, not that she is willing to say that to them that is. The pull might be strong but that doesn’t mean that they trust her, or the secrets they know she is keeping. Her true past might be catching up to her, putting everyone at risk.

Short read that was ok but I would have liked to know more about the Clan of the Werebear to see what the danger is really meant to be. There isn’t much of an ending, though that seems to be the thing with stories split into parts, you have to finish them all to get the whole picture.

3 out of 5 stars

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Book Review: ‘Lost Alpha: Part 1’ by Jessica Ryan

Title: Lost Alpha: Part 1

Published: 5th May 2014

Publisher: Jessica Ryan Books

Author: Jessica Ryan

Blurb:

Between her cheating boyfriend and her obnoxious brother, Paige Strong is in dire need of an escape from her miserable life in Oklahoma. During a routine drive, Paige gets more than she bargains for when she hits a very naked, very sexy stranger. 

Travis Bowshot is a lone alpha seeking vengeance against the vampire that destroyed his pack. He doesn’t have time for a human female, no matter how much her curves tempt him. 

But after Paige’s mundane life crashes into his, Travis can’t deny the attraction between them, and it’s only a matter of time before he can no longer control his instincts to mate. 

Lost Alpha: Part 1 is a 16,500 words werewolf/BBW romance with a little bit of action and mystery sprinkled in. It is the first entry in the Lost Alpha series. This serial contains strong sexual themes and violence. It is not intended for readers under the age of 18. 

Review:

Werewolves I know but wererats?! Now that’s a bit strange but no less freaky when they attack. Travis is out on a hunt when tragedy strikes. Howls in the air calling for help as danger attacks. By the time Travis gets there it’s too late, he is all that is left of his pack. A new alpha with no pack but one thing on his mind — revenge. He will do whatever it takes to track down the ones responsible for the attack. Rage fuelling him while he tracks one of those responsible wasn’t the best course of action as his concentration wasn’t all there. Case in point by the fact he gets knocked down by a car. Can his luck change with the one that hit him?

Paige isn’t having that good of a day either with walking in on her cheating boyfriend. The drive home takes another turn when she hits something. Finding a naked man on the road is the last thing she needs. Stranger still the fact that there is black fur trapped in her bumper. Taking him home is her only option with him being out cold but with what he later reveals, and his general attitude towards certain people, she may have wished otherwise.

A story split into parts so this is really just a teaser to get you interested to continue reading. I think I would have liked to just continue as one book but it wasn’t too bad as it stands. Setting the scene with the characters and what they have coming their way now certain people have been entwined. Paige and Travis clearly have chemistry but a lot of pent up frustrations are bound to cause issues. Her brother Billy was a bit arrogant and ex Randy a complete dick. Fun shifter read that leaves you wanting more.

3 out of 5 stars

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Book Review: ‘The Wolf on the Hill’ by Jorja Lovett

Title: The Wolf on the Hill (The Wild Irish Wolves Book 1)

Published: 7th December 2013

Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing

Author: Jorja Lovett

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Blurb:

Can two stubborn wolf shifters let down their guards long enough to take a chance on love?

Lone wolf Caleb Jackson is only back in town long enough to sell his late father’s house, and the bad memories with it. He never expected to find his mate.

Good girl Mia Blake never behaves badly. Except for the time she shifts into her wolf, chases a stranger through Olcan Hills, and has the hottest sex of her life on the forest floor.

He has no desire to settle down. She is afraid to upset her family. But, with someone determined to destroy Caleb’s inheritance, and his secret fling with Mia getting hot and heavy, moving on isn’t as easy as he’d hoped.

Can either of them let down their guards long enough to take a chance on love?

Review:

Talk about animal attraction. Hot and heavy right from the get go.

Seems Mia and Caleb’s wolves were more in tune with what they wanted than their human halves. A lonely howl into the night calling for something, she doesn’t really know what, only to get a howl back from another. Equally lost and wanting a connection. The wolves found a counterpart and once their human sides come out to play pulses soon start racing. A chance encounter to be free without having to see them again. Not so much as Mia gets a shock with finding out who her playmate was.

Caleb is back in town sorting out the family home and estate after his dead beat dad has died. Hoping to be in and put quick doesn’t go so well with the place being trashed. Handy a cop is on hand to check things out. Blast from the past with Rory being said cop, and the new alpha in town. He wants to get the person responsible and help out with clean up, roping his sister in for good measure. Nice surprise for both when she walks in his door coming face to face with the wild wolf she had a lot of fun with in the woods.

She may want to forget, thinking many won’t approve of her actions or choice, but her body doesn’t want to play ball. Spends too much time thinking about how others see her that she lost her strength to be able to be herself and act like an adult, not the baby of the family they all need to take care of. Chemistry between them is sky high. No matter how many times she plays the push pull thing with Caleb they still crave each other too much to stay away. Can they both get out of their heads enough to see what they want is right in front of them? Ex’s always seem to play a part in causing trouble and hers is beyond petty. Sweet ending and I liked that it didn’t just revolve around Mia and Caleb but brought in Rory and Naomi (Mia’s boss). A new relationship perhaps? Love found in the hills of Ireland for these shifters I feel

3.5 out of 5 stars

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