Wolf Tales 10: Adam

Wolf Tales 10: Adam by [Douglas, Kate]Wolf Tales 10 Adam
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Author: Kate Douglas

Series: Wolf Tales

Print Length: 305 Pages

Publication Date: September 11, 2017


Like all Chanku, Adam Wolf is a loving and sensual creature, and the only thing he values more than his connection to the pack is the deep and eternal bond he shares with his life mate. When she’s taken from him in a tragic accident, Adam is wracked by despair—a despair that quickly turns to rage when he realizes her death was caused by the incompetence of the selfish goddess Liana, who was meant to watch over them.

Liana reveled in the power and freedom that came with being a goddess, but her desires led to her abusing her newfound powers of sensuality and seduction and ignoring the needs of the pack. When her carelessness leads to a loss of life she should have prevented, the punishment is swift and severe—she’s demoted to life as a mortal, and sent to live among the very pack the dead woman came from.

With no choice but to adjust to her new role, Liana surrenders to an onslaught of exquisite sexual indulgence, a test to see if she can she fit in and learn to give as good as she gets. And Adam, torn between his grief for his lost mate and his Chanku duty to Liana, will be forced to reexamine his ideas of belonging and love, even as Liana will have to discover whether, when faced with the ultimate sacrifice, she will make the right choice . . .

If you’re looking for a hot page turner, in the genre of paranormal romance. Then look no further than Wolf Tales 10: Adam penned by Kate Douglas. If you never read one of Kate Douglas books, then you’re in for a big treat.
Wolf Tales 10: Adams was a scorching page turner. You won’t be complaining that this book didn’t have enough sex.
Adam Wolf had it all a job he loves doing and a lasting bond he shares with his life mate. Until one day he lost everything in a matter of seconds. But where to lay the blame!
It seems that for the Chanku they have a goddess to make sure that nothing bad befalls them before their time. However, Liana the goddess who was supposed to be looking out for Adam Wolf and his life mate was otherwise engaged and failed her charges. For that penalty, Liana was relegated to live her life out as a human.
To me, Liana didn’t have it so bad. I think she had more action as a human than if she would have stayed as a goddess.
I don’t how I really feel about this book. I can’t decide if her coming to terms as a human was the plot-line or Liana realizing that being a goddess was so overrated.

****But be advised that this story was originally published on July 1st, 2009.****


Kate Douglas

Biography

I’ve been married for over forty years to a terrific man who puts up with the idiosyncrasies of life with an author. We raised two really great kids who are now wonderful adults who’ve produced six grandchildren for us. ALL perfect, of course!

I’ve concluded my long-running Kensington Aphrodisia erotic paranormal romance series, Wolf Tales (which includes the Sexy Beast anthologies I-VIII) and the erotic Dream Catchers series, as well as The DemonSlayers series from Kensington Zebra. The latest Chanku series, which began under the Aphrodisia imprint, is called Spirit Wild. It picks up on the lives of the second generation of Chanku shapeshifters, beginning with Lily Cheval’s story in DARK WOLF.

Kensington chose not to continue with the stories, so I am publishing the stories independently with Beyond The Page Publishing, an assisted self-publishing company. My first book, Dark Spirit, released in early January 2014. The final Kensington title, Dark Moon, released January 28, and my latest indie offering, Dark Refuge, released May 12, 2014. I fully intend to write more of the stories–keep up with my progress via my website updates page at http://www.katedouglas.com/updates–projects.html

I’ve signed with St. Martin’s Press to write a sexy contemporary romance series with just a bit of suspense. The first of these stories–the novella TANGLED in the HOT ALPHAS anthology with Lora Leigh, released in May 2015. The first two novels are INTIMATE, scheduled for a December 1, 2015 release, and REDEMPTION, coming out December 29. The third book, AWAKENED, should be out in summer 2016.

I am also writing an erotic paranormal werewolf series of shorter category length books for SMP. That series, FERAL PASSIONS, is set around the Feral Passions Resort, built and managed by a group of male werewolves trying to find mates. It’s hard to choose a woman out there in the real world, so they sort of import them as guests of the resort. This one does have some humor, but there are also serious undertones dealing with self-esteem and exactly what makes a woman feel beautiful. The first story released in September 2015 in the CLAIMED BY THE MATE duet with AC Arthur. It will be out in print January 6, 2016, in an anthology called GROWL, with AC Arthur and Eve Langlais.

I love to hear from readers and answer all my mail personally. The link with my email address is on the front of my website at katedouglas.com, along with first chapter excerpts of all my books. Please sign up for my newsletter with chances to win books and other goodies by sending an email to KateDouglas-subscribe@yahoogroups.com, or watch for the link to the newsletter and contests on my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/katedouglas.authorpage

 

Boss (The Donovan Dynasty)

Boss (The Donovan Dynasty) by [Cartwright, Sierra]Boss by Sierra Cartwright

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Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing

Publication Date: April 19, 2016

Print Length: 320 pages


 Book three in The Donovan Dynasty trilogy.

His erotic demands test everything she believes…

When the fearless, larger-than-life Nathan Donovan becomes her boss, Kelsey Lane’s life is turned upside down. The multimillionaire wants her by his side, but his demands don’t end there.

Kelsey avoids romantic entanglements, especially with overwhelmingly dynamic men like Nathan. But she quickly discovers his attention and sensual desires ignite something deep inside her, leading her on a journey that tests everything she believes.

The youngest, boldest of the dynamic Donovan brothers, Nathan is accustomed to getting what he wants. And he focuses his attention on the smart, sexy Kelsey Lane. He quickly discovers she’s unlike any woman he’s ever known.

She meets him, desire for desire, getting deep inside him, destroying the barriers he keeps around his heart. He wonders, though, if she’s willing to give him the one thing he demands…

This book had it all. Hostile takeover, Dom, and Subs. If you liked Fifty Shades or even if you didn’t you just might want to give Boss written by Sierra Cartwright a try. Boss is the 3rd book in the Donovan Dynasty. It would also be my first title and book that Sierra Cartwright has written that I have read. But that didn’t stop me from reading and enjoying Boss.
Nathan Donovan was a workaholic and the others in his family are trying to show him that there is life outside of work. Until he meets Kelsey and he found that she is one woman that could handle him in the boardroom and most certainly in the bedroom.
The Boss is steamy and the chemistry between Nathan and Kelsey smokes up the kindle. I will recommend this book to any reader whose likes to read about Dominates & Submissive.

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Bonded Pair (Cascadia Wolves, #6)

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Publisher: Carina Press

Publication Date: April 24, 2017

Print Length: 120 pages


A Cascadia Wolves novella

Megan Warden, Seattle’s devoted Enforcer of the Cascadia pack, knows that she has a mate. Somewhere. She’s just never found him. Then there he is at her cousin’s wedding. Megan isn’t just drawn to the werewolf’s masculine, head-spinning scent – she’s consumed by it. He seems so perfect, there has to be a catch…

With a successful practice in Las Vegas, Dr. Shane Rosario has lived outside the pack since he was born. Raised to hide his wolf in shame, he always assumed he’d marry a human.

Until Megan. Shane thrills to the ease with which she wears her wolf, and he craves ever inch of her. But the idea of forever could be impossible. He’s not willing to abandon his human life – even for a mate.

Something’s got to give. Because this time, even destiny may not be enough to bind them.

Lauren Dane didn’t waste any time in getting directly into the action. In Bonded Pair, Megan had to put up with a lot, traveling with her family to a wedding, to meeting her mate who had serious issues.
Shane was a successful doctor, who by right was a werewolf. Growing up he had to hide what he was to appease his mother. Not knowing what he was missing until he met his mate. But even meeting his mate didn’t solve years of abuse by his mother. Yes, Shane had mommy issues. If he can’t stop deny who and what he is, he will lose the best thing that ever happened to him.
Bonded Pair was fast passed and didn’t skimp on the romance. It had a strong character development to the point that you could relate to the struggle these two had to go through to be together.

Blood Freed (Blood Ravagers Book 2)

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Publisher: Tule Publishing

Series: Blood Ravagers #2

Publication Date: January 19, 2017

Characters: Dex, Elizabeth “Liz”


Elizabeth “Liz” Frost has always been the wild one. But now, with a niece or nephew on the way and her promise to become half of the new psychic Oracle team for the Blood Ravagers Biker Gang, she’s ready to turn over a new leaf. And what better way to start than by answering the call when gang leader Dante needs help? Her mission: to travel cross-country to get the information the gang needs to complete the Oracle Binding Ceremony. Should be easy, right? Except for the incredibly tempting lone-wolf shifter named Dex who’ll be her riding partner and protector on the journey.

Dexter “Dex” MacCallahan is tasked with guarding Liz Frost, one of the gang’s beautiful and bewildering new psychics. Dex can’t refuse the mission, but there’s one small problem. The time of his Rut is approaching, a rare occurrence where male wolf-shifters must physically bond with their chosen mate or face certain insanity and death. It could cost him not only the new life he’s built, but also his battered, scarred heart.

Together, Dex and Liz must search for the information they need before his old nemesis and a rival gang annihilates all they hold dear. But when the simmering chemistry between them boils over into searing hot passion, will they risk losing their hearts to save the ones they love?

If you haven’t read the first book in the Blood Bound series I advise you stop right here and read Blood Bound first. Blood Freed continues the saga. But in this story, we have Elizabeth who is the other half of Anna. But whereas Anna was the more reliable twin, Liz was the flighty one.

But where is the fun if you can’t be different. Whereas the first title of this series had more drama. Blood Freed is more action packed and full of sexual tension as the two main characters of Dex and Liz story unfolds. This story had a hidden meaning a moral if you must call it. That you can accomplish just about anything if you just believe in yourself.
I will recommend this story to all paranormal enthusiast.

Only Forever

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Genre: Erotica

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Publication Date: March 4, 2016

Print Length: 528 pages

Characters: Ian,  Sabrina

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From the moment American Sabrina Sullivan sets foot on the new dig site with her Irish archaeologist husband, a destructive brew of natural and supernatural forces conspires to break their bond. The most destructive force of all is the inexplicable sexual energy relentlessly pulsing between her and her new boss—her husband’s best friend—making her want things she shouldn’t. When her marriage begins to crack, Sabrina is faced with the most difficult choice of her life—reach across the chasm of mistakes to hold on to the man she loved enough to marry or forge a new life with the man who has been hers forever.

This was my first time every reading a Sophia Ryan novel. So, I went into reading Only Forever only knowing that the description sounded interesting. I got past the first chapter everything was going fine. Then I got past the second chapter with me all on board. Only Forever was a hot journey from discovering that no matter if an ocean separates you from the one person you were mint for, that fate or destiny will always find some way to bring you together. But, not before they have a little fun with you first.

As young children, they both were told that their soulmate was out there. One was told that a blue light was their destiny and the other was told they future lies in Ireland. So, the story opens with American Sabrina Sullivan blissfully married to her Irish archaeologist husband. Now, nothing could split them apart because but what the oracle told her has finally come true. Or did it. It only took one millisecond, just a touch really to figure out that yes, the Oracle was correct that she would find her soulmate. However, the man that she married wasn’t he.

Only Forever, was a hot read from beginning to end. The plotline captures you with the tale of two lost souls destined for each other, but where reasonability and metaphoric ideas collide.

I like that Only Forever, presenting me with the chance to immerse myself in my not so realistic beliefs for the few hours it took me to complete. After reading, I don’t know who I was sorrier for; the husband, Sabrina or both. It’s a hard choice to make, deciding for the known or take a leap of faith and go with the unknown. I can tell you though it was a pleasure to see how the story unfolded.

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Pack Alpha (Were Chronicles #1)

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Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing

Publication Date: August 23rd, 2016

Series: Were Chronicles #1

Print Length: 171 pages

Characters: Gage, Marissa

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Book one in the Were Chronicles series.

Marissa Boyd finds herself drawn into a world she can never be a part of, complete with an Alpha wolf who takes whatever he wants. And he wants her.

Marissa Boyd knows, as a non-shifter, she doesn’t belong in Pack territory. She braves a visit to attend her sister’s mating ceremony and meets the shifter who will change her entire life and beliefs.

Gage Wolf knows Marissa is hiding a pained past. As Alpha, he’s used to protecting his Pack. Marissa challenges his authority like no one he’s ever met before. His desire to claim her is strong and his wolf won’t be denied. He’ll have her as his mate even if he has to fight to teach her the meaning of belonging to an Alpha. Even if it is Marissa’s feelings of not being good enough for him that he must battle.

This book was first published on April 20th, 2009. But when it comes to reading a paranormal romance about were-shifters and strong Alpha men, I am all in. And with a doubt Pack Alpha the first book in a 15-part series, written by Crissy Smith didn’t disappoint this reader.

Marissa wasn’t thrown out of her pack more so that she was driven to leave. See, Marissa was a non-shifter and to her old pack that wasn’t heard of. Driven out of her pack, to allow her sister to thrive, Marissa didn’t know any other life except the one she was shown. So, what a surprise, while attending her sister’s mating ceremony and meets the shifter who will change her outlook on life.

Gage Wolf is used to defending his pack. And when his wolf sets his eyes on Marissa, his wolf won’t be denied even if it’s because of Marissa thinking that she’s protecting him.

There new attraction for each other would be put to the test when a visit from Marissa old pack members attends the mating ceremony.

Pack Alpha was a short read but packed a lot in that short time frame. A great book and an excellent start to a series.

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Only Pleasure: Part 1

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Genre: Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 384 pages
Series: Bound Hearts
Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Publication Date: Nov 1st 2016
Characters: Chase, Kia


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Sinful pleasure and forbidden desire rule in the first part of #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh’s novel Only Pleasure, previously published in trade paperback and now exclusively in ebook format.
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Since Chase Falladay came to her rescue two years ago, Kia Stanton has never been able to forget the powerful man or the kind of life he leads. So two years later when she runs into Chase and his friend, Khalid, and leaves with them that night, she knows exactly where it is all heading. However, little prepares her for the smoldering pleasure she feels in the arms of two men. After years of holding back, Kia is finally able to find freedom…as Chase and Khalid possess her body with forbidden sensations…

When it comes to doing anything, there is always a first. With Lora Leigh latest title Pleasure, which comes in three parts, but still give you the inflammable romance that you come to know from Lora Leigh. In Pleasure Part #1 it just the introduction to the main couple, the trouble of turmoil of Kia Stanton.  when she made, it known that her husband was a member of the BDSM club and that he and another member almost force themselves on her. It was up to Chase Falladay to get the club out of the public eye.

Now two years later after a nasty divorce and her reputation in ruins. Now, after years of denying herself, Kia is finally able to find freedom.

The 1st segment of Only Pleasure was a great introduction to the main characters. You didn’t have to wait long before Chase and Kia acted on their feelings.

This book has it pros and con. The pro was it ended just like a cliffhanger, it gave you time to digest what you read, also since I was reading this close to bed time anyway, I felt it ended perfectly. The con is I don’t like cliffhangers. That is the only trouble I had with this book. But then again maybe it wasn’t a problem with the book and just a problem with me having time management issues.

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