Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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All it takes is one mistake to be marked. One bite, she crosses a line...into forever.

Diana Hambre's body is blazing. For days this leopardess shifter has spun through a body-searing heat cycle. Alone. Her senses reel when Shawn Barclay, her boss, walks into her reserved room at the Downtown Den, a stud club for shifters. He gives Diana a choice: spend the evening with him, give into his every desire, and she'll find out what it means to quench her heat-crazed thirst—or try her luck with a stranger, one of the club bangers.

Shawn hates when his back is against the wall. One sip of Diana’s pheromone-laced scent is enough to force his alpha hand. The tables have turned and it's Diana's back he wants up against a wall, or any other surface for that matter.

As the moon rises toward midnight, Shawn and Diana come to understand the difference between sex and bonding. For a night, neither of them resist their primal instincts, blindly giving into carnal desire. Her wild nature fights being subdued and she risks spontaneously shifting without warning.

Now, bearing Shawn's bite marks, she can’t simply walk away from him; not when he has the means to teach her to harness her leopardess nature. Shawn accepts the challenge of training Diana to control her untamed cravings. Employing every method available in and out of the bedroom, he discovers he's on the verge of ensnaring himself in the process.

Warning: Erotic scenes hot enough to peel paint.

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Published July 20th 2013 by Crimson Romance

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My Review:

Authors warning...Warning: Erotic scenes hot enough to peel paint...she wasn't kidding! 

I love love love shifter stories. And Collared for a Night is no exception. Loved it! 

I have always been a fan of paranormal romance. Loving the worlds the authors create. And shifters, a definite favorite. Alpha male, virile, dominant, smexy to the highest power, completely committed to their mates and pack, what's not to love?

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The language was lush and smexy. Very swoon worthy. Had me on the edge through out the entire story. And the erotica...blazing kids blazing. But...drove the story line and even gave you some insight on the ways of shifters and how their relationships really work. It is a shifter story and the erotica, dominance, and animal tendencies is a must.

The story line and characterizations, as well as secondary characters...excellent. You really got to know everyone. The characters were completely engaging and well rounded. Totally believable in their passion, feelings, wants, and needs. 

Collared for a Night was a smooth and quick read, not easy to put down. The passion Diana and Shawn have for one another was palpable, though both were hesitant because of family history of who they are and their own painful pasts. Much of the story is Diana and Shawn working and sexing through her heat. Discovering who she really is was key to the story, training of her alpha self by Shawn, and their desire for one another. And even with their own hidden fears of completely mating, their need for one another was very real. The story takes an unsuspecting twist when Shawn's past comes back to haunt and destroy then both. That was a definite surprise! Really liked that flip in the story line. The ending was prefect and believable how all was eventually resolved as well as these two finally accepting their desires and needs.

Really a good story and a must for all you shifter fans!

Absolutely loved this story and will forever be stalking the author! Review will also be posted on my Loved These shelf on Goodreads.

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About the Author:

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"I love to laugh. More than anything in the world, humor is food for the spirit."

Susan Arden is a third generation Floridian. Previously, a teacher in the field of special education and biology, now Susan pursues her dream of writing fiction with several releases this year. Crafting sweet and spicy tales, she writes hot love stories across romance genres including contemporary erotic, Western, and fantasy/paranormal. Susan also writes under the name of Susan D. Taylor. 

Susan currently lives in TN along with husband, two cattle dogs, two crazy cats, a gecko and a corn snake. A mother, RYT200 Yoga Alliance (registered yoga teacher), and avid gardener.

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  1. What an absolute pleasure to visit with Fandom Fanatic today. This blog is a delight to the senses and I admit, I became lost in reading your other posts and scrolling in and out of links. I'm floored into WOW mode. The graphics are total bliss and it's as though the reader (me!) entered into another world. Thank you (emphasis added) for including Collared.And your review, well it's frame worthy, making the whole business of writing worth the sacrifices. I'll definitely be back over here...invited or not. Namaste.

    1. Thanks so much! Totally my pleasure, it is a great story and I am looking forward to book 2 in the series!!