Taming the Lion (Shifter Wars Book 3)


Taming the Lion (Shifter Wars Book 3) by [Adrienne, Kerry]Taming the Lion

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Author: Kerry Adrienne

Series: Shifter Wars

Print Length: 352 Pages

Publication Date: August 14, 2017


 

The Shifter Wars have come and gone. There were losses on both sides. Now it’s time for Alicia to do what she was meant to do. That of saving the wound. But, on her last outing, she came across her destiny.

Marco heir to the lions’ throne, was severally wounded and in the enemy territory. Expecting to die, until one bear shifter refused to let him do so.

Taming the Lion was everything I was expecting. The romance between Marco and Alicia developed throughout the story, so when they finally got together it felt believable. But, you know what happens when two different being from two different worlds trying to obtain happiness. There is always someone on the opposite side trying to destroy said happiness. Well in Marco and Alicia case their happiness may cause a bigger war than what just occurred.

Taming the Lion was fast paced with good chemistry between the two main characters. This is a great book for any paranormal fan.

Shifter Wars Series:

Waking the Bear (Shifter Wars Book 1)
Waking the Bear (Shifter Wars #1)

Pursuing the Bear (Shifter Wars Book 2)
Pursuing the Bear (Shifter Wars #2)

More about the author

Kerry Adrienne

Biography

USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne loves history, science, music and art. She’s a mom to three daughters, many cats, and a panther chameleon named Yoda. She loves live music and traveling most anywhere.

In addition to being an author, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, editor, and bad guitar player. Recently, she adopted the sweetest tiger named Rajah at a local tiger sanctuary and is training to educate people about conservation of the species, feed the animals at the sanctuary, and make enrichment items for wild cats big and small.

For a free book, and the latest news (and contests) be sure to sign up for Kerry’s newsletter at http://kerryadrienne.com/newsletter/.

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Taming the Lion (Shifter Wars Book 3) by [Adrienne, Kerry]

Title: Taming the Lion
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Series: Shifter Wars
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2017
Publisher: Carina Press
Format: Digital and Paperback
ISBN: 9781460397510


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Pack bonds are tested in the Shifter Wars as the lion heir must choose between his legacy and his mate

For Marco, heir to the lions’ throne, seizing control of the Cave of Whispers from the bear clan is more than just a quest—it’s fulfilling the legacy of his breed. But the latest crusade has left Marco gravely wounded in enemy territory and in the hands of Alicia, healer for the bears. An irresistibly sensuous adversary, Alicia presents a serious problem. She carries the scent of a mate.

Drawn to this dominant master of his den, Alicia knows her allegiance has been compromised. His brooding sexuality is testing her defenses, but falling in love with Marco means falling in league with a rival shifter. And turning her back on the bears in a time of war is a lethal move.

Two breeds united by destiny could inspire a peaceful new future for their opposing clans—or ignite the fiercest battle yet and destroy all of Deep Creek forever.

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Taming the Lion Excerpt

Copyright © 2017 Kerry Adrienne

“Let’s do this.” Alicia wiped the sweat from her forehead, tugged her medic pack higher on her shoulder, and trudged deeper into the forest, away from the cave.

            Every muscle burned and her head throbbed. Surely she’d found all the wounded bears by now.

            Cant take a chance Ive missed anyone. Too many lost already.

            Once she was positive all bears were accounted for, she’d collapse into bed. But until then, she’d search. The air hung heavy with the dank odor of battle, dried blood, and the ghosts of violence. A full day had passed, but Deep Creek was forever scarred from the agony that had ripped shifters apart on its forest floors.

            Healing would take more than bandages and incense.

            Damn lions. Always looking for a fight. The bears wouldn’t forget the day the lions attacked.

            “Alicia?” The voice sounded from behind her, a hint of agitation in the tone. “Where are you going?”

            She paused, steeling herself, and then turned.

            Derek.

            Concern clouded his face. Rarely one to show stress, the battle had shaken him profoundly, and deep hollows had formed under his eyes. Shell-shocked, yet still the strong alpha always concerned about those he cared about. Bria was fortunate to have such a powerful protector as mate.

            “I’m checking for wounded.” Alicia pushed a lock of red hair behind her ear and cinched her ponytail. The after-battle taste of nausea and heat burned her throat and sat in her stomach like a rock. She didn’t need to hear Derek’s speech, but she knew it was coming.

            “Alone?” He put his hands on his hips.

            “I’ll be back before dark—there are several hours of daylight left.” A tingle of dread traveled up her spine. Though she loved being a medic and healer, battlefield trauma treatment was a bit beyond her training.

            “You shouldn’t be by yourself. The lions might be prowling around looking for their own wounded. Or a stray bear to ambush.” Derek’s hair hung loose and limp around his shoulders. His beard was scraggly and he had a dark bruise over his eyebrow.

            She’d never seen him look so rough.

            Of course he’d try to stop her. He wasn’t being bossy. He worried. “I need to check thoroughly. Just in case.” He wasn’t the only one who worried, but she’d never forgive herself if she missed a wounded bear.

            He tromped toward her, his steps heavy with exhaustion. “I’ll help. We’ve lost too many friends and family already. I’m not losing you too.”

            “There’s nothing you can do to help.”

            He stared into the forest and sniffed the air. “I can shift and we can cover more ground.”

            “Go back to the cave. I’m sure Bria needs you right now. She’s been exposed to so many new things, some violent, in a short amount of time. I know she’s a strong woman, but it’s a tremendous amount for a human to process. She’s been thrown into the middle of this war, unprepared.”

            Derek scowled. “I know.”

            She touched his shoulder and looked into his eyes. “She needs you by her side, not left alone with a bunch of grumpy and wounded bears.”

            He pulled away. “But she’s safe in the cave. You aren’t.”

            “Seriously?” Alicia crossed her arms and formed the sourest face she could fake. “You really think I can’t take care of myself? I’ve been doing it a long time.”

            “It’s not that.”

            “Then what? The lions have gone home with their tails between their legs.”

            “I worry about you.” His voice softened.

            “I know you do, and I appreciate it. I’m going to check the brush on the way to the creek then I’ll be back. I won’t be gone more than an hour or two.”

            His scowl deepened, and he chewed his lip hard, annoyance flashing in his features. “You’re so stubborn.”

            “Your mate needs you. Go.”

            She almost smiled, but held back. It was easy to see why Bria was attracted to Derek. He’d always been a good friend, looking out for Alicia as they grew up together in the clan. Sometimes he was overprotective, but she understood why most women swooned over him.

            Who didn’t want a giant bear hug from a good-looking and sweet man?

 Other Books in the Shifter Wars Series

 WAKING THE BEAR

Waking the Bear (Shifter Wars Book 1) by [Adrienne, Kerry]

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 PURSUING THE BEAR

Pursuing the Bear (Shifter Wars Book 2) by [Adrienne, Kerry]

Get More information at:  Goodreads |  Amazon | Barnes & Noble


About Kerry Adrienne

Kerry Adrienne

USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne is repped by Marisa Corvisiero at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Kerry writes in many sub-genres of romance including paranormal, science fiction, erotic, m/m, time travel, and many more.

She loves history, science, music, and art and is the mom to three daughters, many cats, and various other small animals. She loves live music and traveling most anywhere. In addition to being an author, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, editor, and bad guitar player.

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Legal Wolf’s Mate

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In Eve Langlais’s Legal Wolf’s Mate—previously published in the anthology Growl— taking on a pro bono murder case isn’t a problem for a lawyer who enjoys a challenge. Discovering his new client is his mate? A tad more complicated. Gavin has no intention of settling down, especially not with a woman accused of murder. But the beautiful, fiery Megan has his blood boiling and his heart racing, and it doesn’t take Gavin long to know that his fate is sealed…

Legal Wolf’s Mate which was previously published in the anthology Growl will go on sale October 4, 2016, and is 113 pages of outright fun.

Gavin is an ace attorney who always wins his cases. Gavin is one hot wolf who has met his match when he was asked to defend Megan on charges of murder. When Megan and Gavin finally meets it was fun and adventure from there. Gavin realizing Megan was his mate and Megan just wanting to clear her name. Not only is Megan facing prison time if found guilty who is the mystery person behind all the bad things that is befallen Megan.

Not too many authors could get away with telling a story in dual POV, which to me what made this book a winner.  With this being the first book by Eve Langlais I can’t really tell you anything about how this compare with other books she written. But, I have found another author to my favorite list.

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Print Length: 113 pages

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Characters: Gavin, Megan

Available Formats:  Picture

 

 

 

Savage Urges (The Phoenix Pack Series Book 5)

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  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (May 3, 2016)
  • Publication Date: May 3, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

She’s a lone wolf with a cause.

As a volunteer at a shelter for lone shifters—the same one that rescued her—Makenna Wray has dedicated her life to finding homes for its residents. And when she discovers that a teen in her care is related to Ryan Conner, the broody, handsome-as-sin enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, she’s eager to help connect the two. She just wasn’t prepared to feel a connection of her own.

Lone wolves are loners for a reason—and most of them bad. Or so Ryan assumes until he meets the mysterious Makenna. Quirky and sensual, she seems to enjoy riling him, especially when she refuses to discuss her past. Although there is no mating bond, he’s sure she’s the one. All he has to do is be patient and wait. But when another pack’s sinister Alpha comes sniffing around, threatening Makenna and her shelter, this enforcer is ready to let his wolf off the leash…

My Review: This would be my second title that I read that was written by Suzanne Wright. I just have to say “Outstanding” I can’t get around how Suzanne Wright can pull you into a story a just won’t let you go until the end. This book had you laughing one minute, crying the next, and back to laughing again.

I really loved Makenna Wray she was a lone wolf but she didn’t let that stop here from helping others. She was a very selfless person who rather put others before herself. I think in a way that’s what attracted Ryan to Makenna it was her generosity her ability to wanting to help his nephew a total stranger another lone wolf.

I don’t’ want to give a lot away so I am just going to say that Savage Urges was a breath of fresh air and that it was very action packed and enthralling book.

If you are looking for a strong set of characters with a strong female character  kicking butt alongside her counterpart than Savage Urges would be that book.

 

Savages Urges on sale May 3rd

 

OVERALL RATING

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Wolf’s Ascension (Cherchez Wolf Pack)

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  • Publisher: Carina Press (February 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 8, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017689RBQ

 

Attacked by werewolves. Mated to the Alpha. Declared a queen. Kari is having an unusual day.

In the Cherchez wolf pack, loyalty is earned, not given. For Andreas, the pull he feels toward Kari cannot be ignored, a physical bond immediate and unbreakable—though Andreas wants to win Kari’s heart as well as her body. But someone isn’t happy about his new mate, and Kari’s just beginning to trust him and the pack when attempted murder threatens their newfound happiness.

Andreas brings out the deepest hunger in Kari, a sexy, passionate side of herself she never knew was there. And her new life as werewolf queen is turning out to be surprisingly emotional in other ways, as well. The bond she feels with Andreas extends to the others in the pack—others she’s now bound to defend.

And as the pack’s enemies are about to discover, Kari will do anything to protect her new family.

My Review:

I didn’t start reading books by Lauren Dane until last year. When I saw she had a new title I job on the chance to read her latest title Wolf’s Ascension which I notice was previously published under a different title, but the good thing was I never read the previous title so all was good. So was Wolf’s Ascension. Kari didn’t think her life could get any stranger. First being attacked by a wild dog, waking up in a hospital being told that she was attacked but she didn’t have signs of being attacked by a wild dog. Next she is abducted by her doctor and waking up again at a house at an unknown location and being told that during the next full moon she was going to shift into a werewolf. What would a sane girl think when she was also told that she was some man’s alpha bitch. Either she has gone crazy are these people are escapees from an insane asylum and that she must escape. Try us she must she made it as far as the road leading to civilization when she was picked up by a kind civilian, just to be returned to the place she has escaped from.

Wolf Ascension was truly good book that will have you laughing for sure. The attraction between Andreas and Kari was hot and the plotline very interesting. If you like a good were-shifter book, Wolf Ascension by Lauren Dane would be one of the titles I recommend reading.

Wolf’s Ascension on sale now

OVERALL RATING

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Wolf with Benefits (Wolves of Willow Bend #6.5)

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  • Print Length: 142 pages
  • Publication Date: December 29, 2015

After graduating college and spending a summer breaking the law, Shiloh Sullivan needs to make amends and accomplish something for Willow Bend. When she returns home, her best friend—the wolfish and playful Matt Montgomery—distracts her. In an effort to make his mother feel better, Matt cons Shiloh into telling his mother that she came home for him. The little fib, he promises, is all his mother needs to feel better about his sister’s recent mating and exodus across the ocean.

Pretending a relationship with a wolf is impossible and, while Shiloh might be human, she knows the rules…

The friendly-with-benefits arrangement suits Matt fine. It makes his mother happy, helps the pack forgive his best friend, and gives him a reason to pry into the secrets Shiloh’s been keeping. Still, the closer they get and the more rules they break, the more Matt’s wolf wants to change their con game into a mating game. Two problems stand in his way—Shiloh’s very human parents never wanted their children to take the bite, and a wolf from across the line has his eye on her, too.

Can Matt keep his best friend and mate her too?

My Review: Heather Long series Wolves of Willow Bend gets better and better. In story Wolf With Benefits , Shiloh Sullivan has come home after a summer long hiatus of breaking her packs rules. Who knew that by helping other wolves she would be ostracize by other members of her pack, even her own family members has given her the coldshoulders. Only one person is happy to see her back and that would be her longtime friend Matt Montgomery.

Matt Montgomery tries to distract her at the same time making his mom smile again by coming up with a plan, they would pretend to date. But you know the old saying the “Best laid plans”. When his feelings for Shiloh turn deeper than friendship, Matt has to find some way to keep his friend and mate her too.

Wolf With Benefits was a hot, sexy read with a heartwarming story.

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OVERALL RATING

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Series Reading Order:

Wolf at Law (Prequel)
Book 1: Wolf Bite
Book 2: Caged Wolf
Book 3: Wolf Claim
Book 3.5: Wolf Next Door
Book 4: Rogue Wolf
Book 5: Bayou Wolf
Book 6: Untamed Wolf
Book 6.5: Wolf with Benefits
Book 7: River Wolf
Book 7.5: Single, Wicked Wolf
Book 8: Desert Wolf

Book 9: Snow Wolf (2016)

 

The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire (Dead in the City #4)

Beloved author Sara Humphreys’ acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires…

He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he’s still a Texas good ol’ boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux—the most badass punk rock chick in town—the old-fashioned way.

Over her undead body…

Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake—the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it’ll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota’s courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry’s not dead after all.

My Review: OMG. This book was excellent. When it comes to paranormal romance Sara Humphreys is one of the best. In The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire we meet Trixie a tough as nails vampire, who had it with relationships. Dakota Shelton; was a gentleman vampire who has the penchant for cinnamon lollipops. The sparks these too had was nothing compare to the humorous banter.What I loved about this book was the main characters didn’t let their past lives define who they were. For instance as a human Trixie didn’t know where she belonged with that she went on a destructive path which later on became the ultimate reason on how she become a vampire. But she soon realizes that family is not always the people that birth you. They can also be people that help you and protect you along the way.

With Dakota he discovers that revenge isn’t always so sweet.

Even though The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire is the fourth book in Sara Humpreys’ “Dead in the City” series this title read as a standalone. I will definitely purchase the other titles in this series since this book was astoundingly good.

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Dead in the City series:
Tall, Dark and Vampire (Book 1)
Vampire Trouble (Book 2)
Vampires Never Cry Wolf (Book 3)
The Good, the Bad and the Vampire (Book 4)
The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire goes on sale January 5, 2016 preoder your copy today