Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: MATE BOND (Shifters Unbound book 7) by Jennifer Ashley

MATE BOND

(Shifters Unbound book 7)

by  Jennifer Ashley

Publication Date:  April 7, 2015

 

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SYNOSIS

To cement the leadership of his North Carolina Shiftertown, Bowman O’Donnell agreed to a “mating of convenience.” Two powerful wolf shifters, he and Kenzie keep the pack in order and are adored by all. Bowman would do anything to protect Kenzie, for in each other’s arms they’ve found far more than friendship. But as strong as their attachment is, they still haven’t formed the elusive mate bond–the almost magical joining of true mates.

Now with a monster ravaging the countryside and threatening the Shiftertown community, some in the pack fear that a pair without a true mate bond isn’t strong enough to lead. Bowman and Kenzie will have to rely on their instinctive trust in one another to save their Shifters–and the ensuing battle will either destroy them or give them the chance to seize the love they’ve always craved.

REVIEW

Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna

5 Stars

I loved this installment of the Shifters Unbound series.  It added a different perspective with the addition of the ‘monster’ and another character that keeps you guessing until the end.  I really couldn’t figure out what tightened my chest more, the love and hot romance or the danger that surrounded them.  This book was a great blending of people you come to love, care about people you didzn’t really like and hate the bad guys.  I thoroughly enjoyed this ride.

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

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 imageABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Ashley is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shifters Unbound novels, including Wild Wolf, Tiger Magic and Mate Claimed and the Mackenzie historical romances, including The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie, The Seduction of Elliot McBride, and The Duke’s Perfect Wife. A winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award, she also writes as national bestselling and award-winning author Allyson James. She lives in the Southwest with her husband and cats, and spends most of her time in the wonderful worlds of her stories.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon

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Release Day Blitz: Taming the Alpha Box Set

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Check out this 99 Cent box set that includes over 20 ebooks from some great authors. Box sets are a great way to discover new authors.  /Cori

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Taming the Alpha Box Set: Over 20 Alpha Male Tales of Contemporary, Military, Werewolves, Shifters, Vampires, Billionaires, Witches, Dragons, Demons & More

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She’s a woman on a mission to retake her body. He’s a man with the talents to push her to new levels.

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V. M. Black–No Gentleman
A reckless debutante. A jaded, deadly vampire.

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Shelli Stevens–Falling for the Firefighter
When her cousin sets the kitchen on fire, Kim comes face to face with a man from her past. Despite the sparks that fly, she’s afraid to fall for the firefighter who might leave her burned.

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Jessie Donovan–Cougar’s First Christmas
Despite coming from two worlds, can their love survive the greatest of tests?

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N.J. Walters–Coming Home
A burned-out DEA agent discovers home is where the heart is.

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Ella Drake–River Arrow
Don’t get involved. That grim policy has saved Jared’s skin in his post-apoc world. But when Mari faces a drifter gang, he risks losing his boat, his trade route and his life.

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Eve Vaughn–Theirs
They’ll do whatever it takes to reclaim what’s Theirs.

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Jaycee Clark–Reconnected
Lee tried to forget the woman who stole his heart years ago, but now that there’s a killer after her, he’ll do whatever he must to keep her safe.

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Lauren Hawkeye–Mistaken Identity
In her job as a decoy sent out to catch cheating men, Hannah thinks she’s seen it all. Yet nothing can explain her attraction to Adam… or what she does as a result.

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Scarlett Dawn–Valan Playboys
Never human, never bored, Lana Claire meets her magical match in Valan royalty.

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Natasha Logan–Under His Spell
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Jaide Fox–Renegade
Altered by science, the Renegades are the ultimate warriors—indestructible and deadly.

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Tracey H. Kitts–Once Upon a Full Moon
Freya’s life is changed forever one full moon.

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Reagan Hawk–Performance Criteria
What do you get when you mix a high IQ and a lot of spare parts? The man of your dreams, of course.

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Candice Gilmer–His Velvet Touch
He was going to use her, but he didn’t expect to need her.

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J.S. Hope–Foxheart
Can an unexpected visitor vanquish the demons that lurk in the darkness of a lonely man’s soul?

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Inez Kelley–Hail Mary Honeymoon

Josie and Wade will either win it all or lose everything when they play a risky game to save their marriage.

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Eryn Blackwell–One Night of Passion
Death cannot keep them apart, but he only has one night to prove to her they are meant to be together.

Sherri L. King–Legendary Choice
She chose to live a life less ordinary, never knowing it would involve a sexy demigod who would show her just how legendary that life could be.

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Kennedy Kovit–The Bet
When his best friend bets him that he can’t romance the pants off their boss’s daughter, he can’t resist.

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Madelyn Porter–Rite of Passion
To escape he plans on seducing his beautiful captor.

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SALE 99 CENTS: Ridgeville Series Vol. One by Celia Kyle

I love this series! Sexy and funny! If you’ve never read the Ridgeville series, now’s the time to give it a shot. For only $0.99, you can snare Ridgeville Series Volume One and it includes books 1, 1.5 & 2. That’s He Ain’t Lion, You’re Lion and Ball of Furry all for $0.99!

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“He Ain’t Lion” – Life sucks… And then you get turned into a werelion… Curvy Maya Josephs is looking for a little fun after a bad break up. When she meets the hotter than hot, super-sexy owner Alex O’Connell, the alpha lion shifter is just the man to fit the bill for a one-night stand.

“You’re Lion” – With new pregnancy hormones making her inner kitty extra bitchy, Maya’s not sure who she’s going to murder first: her gyno for discovering the pregnancy, her guards for following her every move (and annoying the living shit out of her), or the striped beyotch cooing over Alex. Screw it. She’ll start with the tigress and work her way back to the other two. Lucky for everyone involved, it’s a good thing Alex knows how to tame her inner she-cat…and make her purr.

“Ball of Furry” – Perfectly plump Carly has no need for a gorgeous hunk of werelion. But the hunky man pounces and claims her before she has the chance to say “no.” Furry bastard. As if her life isn’t crazy enough…it just happens to get that much crazier when someone decides they want her dead. Lovely

Wicked Firsts Twitter Party

Wicked Firsts by Elisabeth Naughton, Alexandra Ivy, Cynthia Eden, Laura Wright, Katie Reus & Joan Swan

I’ll be attending this Twitter Party! Our Twitter handle is @readingpajamas
Info to Pre-Register is below.

Joint Twitter Party: WICKED FIRSTS [Box Set] with @KatieReus & @CynthiaEden #WickedFirsts #Prizes
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Twitter Party Information:
When: Wednesday, August 21, 2013; 7pm – 8pm EST
What: Twitter Party to celebrate the release of WICKED FIRSTS. The new box set of ultra sexy books by NYT and USA Today Bestselling authors: Elisabeth Naughton, Cynthia Eden, Katie Reus, Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright, and Joan Swan!

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Wicked Firsts by Elisabeth Naughton, Alexandra Ivy, Cynthia Eden, Laura Wright, Katie Reus, Joan Swan

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HOW TO DATE A DRAGON BY Ashlyn Chase

HOW TO DATE A DRAGON BY Ashlyn Chase
PUBLICATION DATE: September 3, 2013
REVIEW BY: Reading in Pajamas/Donna
RATED: 3.5 Stars

DESCRIPTION:

Bliss Russo thought nothing exciting ever happened in her life. Until her building caught on fire and she had to be carried out of the flames in the arms of a gorgeous fireman. Sure, her apartment is now in shambles and she’ll have to start her huge work project completely from scratch. But at least her love life is finally looking up…if only she can find her red-hot rescuer again.
Dragon shapeshifter Drake Cameron is the last of his clan, and the loneliness is starting to claw at him. He’s met only one woman who might be able to stand the shock of his true nature. After all, she barely batted an eyelash when her home burned down. And feeling her curves against him was just as hot as the inferno. Just when he thinks he’ll never track her down, she walks into his firehouse—with no idea what she’s about to get herself into…

REVIEW:

This is a fun and lighthearted romance that has action and drama without getting you all tense. I enjoyed Bliss’ snarky attitude and could relate to the family dynamics. Drake was a good counter to her personality. And who doesn’t love a dragon? I had hoped the author would have described his transformation more as I could not get a real picture in my mind, but that is a minor thing. All in all, this was an enjoyable read.

*ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Blog Tour ~ King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

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Blurb:
A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.

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Author Bio:

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Scarlett Dawn is drawn to all things quirky and off-beat. She believes there are no boundaries for an imaginative soul. Her love of the written word started from at an early age, when her grandmother would take her to bookstores every weekend. Dreams came alive within the books she found there, and now, she is thrilled to share her stories with others who have fallen under the spell of taking fantastical journeys. Scarlett resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

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King Hall by Scarlett Dawn Release!

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Blurb:
A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.

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Author Bio:

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Scarlett Dawn is drawn to all things quirky and off-beat. She believes there are no boundaries for an imaginative soul. Her love of the written word started from at an early age, when her grandmother would take her to bookstores every weekend. Dreams came alive within the books she found there, and now, she is thrilled to share her stories with others who have fallen under the spell of taking fantastical journeys. Scarlett resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

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Book Trailer:
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King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

King Hall by Scarlett Dawn
Publication Date: July 25, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Rulers: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.

REVIEW:

Absolutely amazing! I love when I come across a book that completely pulls me in and I get lost in the pages. King Hall definitely did that for me. It swept me into a mystical world of young Vampires, Mages, Shifters and Elementals. I was captivated from the beginning and wasn’t able to put it down until the last page. This is a story of love, loss, and friendship. It is full of danger, drama, action and mystery. I was kept on edge trying to figure out what would happen next through out the book. Scarlett Dawn has created a great first book in a series I will be devouring. I have so many questions that were left unanswered that I am hoping will get answered in the next book. I really connected with all the characters and became invested in finding out what will happen to them. There is an abrupt ending that left me on edge and wanting more, but it just makes me want to get the next book as soon as it comes out. This book is classified as New Adult, but while there are hot sexual situations and the characters are 19 and up, I think it falls somewhere between New Adult and Young Adult. I think as the series continues that will progress though. I highly recommend this book! It’s a book that falls into several genres, but it is just a great story that I think everyone will enjoy. I loved it and can not wait to see what Scarlett Dawn has I store for the characters in the next book!

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

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Moonlight (The Moon Series) (Entangled Edge) by Lisa Kessler

Moonlight (The Moon Series) (Entangled Edge) by Lisa Kessler
Publication Date: July 15, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf’s biggest challenge is keeping his kin’s true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out.

Lana Turpin doesn’t realize she’s a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she’s being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back–even though she’s never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy.

It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls…mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her…and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love.

REVIEW:

I loved Moonlight! It is a great first book in a series I will be following! This is the first book I’ve read by Lisa Kessler and I am hooked. I have to go buy the rest of her books and wait impatiently for the next book in this series to be released! Adam is a sexy werewolf and the next in line to be alpha of his pack. It’s his job to protect the pack and when jaguars are killing humans in his pack’s territory he sets out to eliminate the threat and instead finds Lana who doesn’t know what she is and has a mysterious past. Their story is a romance full of action and danger. Adam and Lana have instant chemistry and are really passionate with each other, but they have to face a lot of issues and decisions to be together. Moonlight is a hot paranormal story and I recommend it for anyone looking for a steamy paranormal with sexy shifters. Hunter’s Moon is the next book in the series and is Aren (Adam’s twin) and Sasha’s story. I can not wait to see what Lisa Kessler has in store for them!

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

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Tiger Magic (Shifters Unbound) by Jennifer Ashley

Tiger Magic (Shifters Unbound) by Jennifer Ashley
Series: Shifters Unbound (Book 5)
Release date: June 4, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
He was once a captive, but his urges were never caged. Now he’ll release them on a beautiful stranger whose own secret desires are longing to be sated…

He doesn’t have a name. He doesn’t have a clan. The humans who held him prisoner for forty years have taken them away. He knew nothing but captivity until nearly a year ago, when he was released into the light. Now Tiger lives in the Austin Shiftertown, where he struggles to belong and searches for an identity.

Carly Randal thinks her fabulous life is complete—until her car breaks down on the side of the road, and a wild-looking Shifter is the only one to help her. Tiger takes one look at Carly and knows instantly—she will be his mate. As Carly is drawn into his Shifter world, she risks everything she has for that forbidden something she still wants: passionate love.

REVIEW:
I loved Tiger Magic! I have been looking forward to Tiger’s book since Jennifer Ashley first introduced us to him. This is the fifth book in the Shifters Bound series and it keeps getting better and better. Jennifer Ashley’s books always have plenty of action, adventure, romance and great characters. Tiger was created in a lab and is damaged from his past captivity where he was experimented on by humans. He meets Carly on the side of the road when her car breaks down and he instantly knows she is his mate. She has a strong attraction to him as well. They seem to bring out the best in each other and be exactly what the other needed at that exact time in their lives. Tiger Magic was an action packed, hot romance that held my attention until the end. I can’t wait to see what Jennifer Ashley has in store for us next! I loved this series and recommend it to all paranormal romance lovers!

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