Review & Excerpt: CLAIMED BY THE MATE, VOL. 3 by Kate Douglas and A.C. Arthur

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CLAIMED BY THE MATE, VOL. 3: BBW Shifter/Werewolf 2-in-1 Romance by Kate Douglas & A.C. Arthur

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: January 17, 2017

Synopsis

img_6163Kate Douglas and A.C. Arthur return with another scorching volume in their Claimed by the Mate series featuring two delicious, unforgettable novels in one!

In Dangerous Passions, Feral Passions Resort is the place for women to find romance and seduction with a hot, hard werewolf alpha mate. Traker Jakes and Evan Dark of the Trinity Alps pack have yet to find a strong, sexy BBW woman to consume with heady pleasure. But a special woman has arrived at Feral Passions Resort. The one who will burn with passion between these two sexy werewolf shifters. Desire will reach its peak…and the best these three can do is hold on to the sensations that erupt between them.

In Bound to the Wolf, Phelan Sava is a lycan werewolf shifter with a dark side to his soul. He lives for pleasure and revels in pain. But what burns for more than anything is a woman to dominate with his unbridled passion and desperate lust for good. Marena Panos is an attorney with a dark secret that follows her into the mountains and into the bed of a Phelan Sava. And when she is hunted by the feral beast that ravishes her body and claims her soul, Marena has no choice but to give in with no intention of ever looking back.

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Excerpt

She entered the cabin and waited while Trak set her clothes on a chair in the main room. Naked and wanting, transfixed by her beauty, he watched her change. She paused by the chair, glanced his way, and then focused on the floor between her front paws. Her body rippled and shimmered beneath the overhead light, flowing like molten metal. Coppery gold and rust red fur gave way to silky honey-toned skin. Her muzzle flattened, her ears lost their points, her bone structure changed, as she gracefully morphed from wolf to woman.
Her long dark hair fell loosely over one shoulder, pooling on the hardwood floor.
Her shift wasn’t as fast as his, but she was still faster than some of the guys in his pack, denoting her alpha status. Oddly, Chelo seemed totally unaware of her own power. He wondered how much she even knew about what she was. Had anyone told her anything at all?
Her shift complete, she stayed on her hands and knees for a moment, blinking into the light. He recognized that momentary disorientation when the body’s senses shifted from the ultrasensitive wolf to their more mundane human abilities. He’d worked at overcoming that, and with a bit of training he imagined Chelo would learn to work through it as seamlessly as she’d shifted her body.
He was doing his best to ignore his erection when he walked over and held out his hand. She raised her head, blinking as if coming out of a sound sleep. Then she smiled, realized what she was looking at, and her pupils flared. She took his hand and he pulled her to her feet.
She was a truly remarkable woman, her body curved in all the right places, full breasts standing proud, broad hips flaring from a narrow waist, her bottom more than a handful but perfectly formed. With her thick, dark hair falling to her waist, she was the epitome of an ancient fertility goddess, an open invitation calling for his touch.
He released her hand, crossed his traitorous arms across his chest, locked his fingers around his elbows. Literally holding himself back from touching her. “Thank you for the run tonight, Chelo.” He kept his voice level, the cadence smooth. At least his alpha strength was good for some things. Staying calm when everything told him to act was an alpha ability he’d rarely had to call on. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had the chance to shift and run for the pure joy of it.”

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Donna 4 stars

These are two super-sexy novellas, packed with plenty of danger and excitement. DANGEROUS PASSIONS, A Feral Passions Story by Kate Douglas, takes us back to the lodge where the wolves each found their mates. Evan and Darnell (Nellie) were reunited amidst a new danger stalking them all. I liked Evan’s gentle humor and how Nellie just seemed to fit. I particularly enjoyed Trak meeting Chelo and how that relationship worked out amidst the turmoil. A fast-paced story that will keep you reading. BOUND TO THE WOLF, by A.C. Arthur had a different feel to it. A little darker, but no less smoldering. Phelan meets his mate Marena. I wasn’t too sure how I felt about her, but she soon grew on me. I got so engrossed in the story that time flew by quickly. It was a sexy and intense story. All in all, I liked the addition to each series.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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KATE DOUGLAS loves to write and she especially loves those ‘happily ever after’ endings, which makes writing romances the perfect career choice. A life-long Californian, Kate and her husband of over forty years live in the Sonoma County wine country within walking distance of three of their six grandchildren. She is the author of Wild, Intimate, and Awakened.

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A.C. ARTHUR was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently lives with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, she continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters, and fresh dialogue—thus keeping the readers on their toes!

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Review: WILD by Eve Langlais, Kate Dougla & A. C. Arthur

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WILD by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas & A. C. Arthur

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Genre: Paranormal Romance 

Synopsis

img_5971In Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Eve Langlais, Broderick has a job to do—audit the books of a gentleman’s club. Sounds simple, except his company wants him to find dirt linking to the mob, his secret mob employer wants someone to pin the blame on, and the bar manager at the heart of the controversy doesn’t want him—even though she’s his mate.

In Wild Passions by Kate Douglas, six women—friends closer than sisters—head off to an exclusive mountain resort for a week-long bachelorette getaway, where most of the women just wants to know if there are any good men left in the world. There are, and they’re the men of Feral Passions, a unique resort located on a private wolf preserve, owned and run by a pack of sexy werewolves who use it as their own personal hunting ground for mates.

In Her Perfect Mates by A.C. Arthur, Malec Zenta was part of a loving lycan family until his twin brother’s suicide took a piece of his soul. Channing Verdi never knew his parents, but that was fine because at the age of sixteen on the night of the full moon, he realized his purpose. The only pleasure these two betas have managed to find in their life was in the bed with the women they shared. Now, a human woman has entered their lives…a woman who sets their primal instincts on fire, a woman they can’t help but stake their claim on…and give her the ultimate pleasure of being with two shifters at once.

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Donna review 4.5 stars

This was a fun three story anthology where each novella gave something a little different. CATCH A TIGER BY THE TAIL by Eve Langlais was fun and flirty. Reading about Brody’s relentless attempt to claim Lulu while all hell was breaking loose, was humorous and oh so sexy. WILD PASSIONS by Kate Douglas was a super sexy story set in a single woman’s perfect getaway resort. HER PERFECT MATES by A. C. Arthur was fiery hot story of a strong woman finding the perfect match in two males. The mystery and danger mixed well with the MFM romance. Over all, Wild delivered on all sexy romance desires.

FAVORITE QUOTE : “This was joy. This was the connection he’d heard of but never experienced, the feeling that she was so far inside his head and his heart that she’d never break free.” – WILD PASSIONS by Kate Douglas

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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Excerpt

Read an Excerpt https://s2.netgalley.com/catalog/book/93060#

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