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Awakened (Intimate Relations)
Kate Douglas
St. Martin's
Mass Market
978 1250064783
****1/2


     Mandy Monroe and Marc Reed have known each other for a while. She had a crush on him years ago, before they ever met. Now they're roommates, and both of them hesitate to make a move, until they're alone in the apartment together. She's down because she just lost her job, so he suggests a movie marathon...that ends with them in bed together.
     He will not stay in bed with her, though. He has been experiencing scary dreams that make it look as though he killed a woman years ago. When he tells Mandy, she suggests hypnotherapy. This sends him down a path of seeking the truth of what happened when he was four years old.
     Kate Douglas wraps up a trilogy with this well written, engrossing tale. There is a lot to recommend here stellar characters, plot, and sensual love scenes but the best part is how the hero and heroine work as a team to solve the mystery of Marc's past. This standalone tale is a joy to read.
Heather Nordahl Files

 

Redemption 
Kate Douglas
St. Martin’s
Mass Market
978-1250064776
****1/2


     Ben knew he had to go back and make things right. He had finally faced this fact after his last tour in Afghanistan where he almost didn’t make it, and knew that he couldn’t go out without making things right with his younger brother RJ. He hadn’t been home or spoken to RJ in over 20 years, but the guilt was eating him alive and the only way he could assuage that feeling was to go to him and beg for forgiveness. That’s why he now found himself driving into his hometown looking for a place to stay. He couldn’t and wouldn’t stay at his parents’ home. But when the beautiful young lady said she and her roommate had a spare room he could use, he couldn’t begin to describe the feelings he was having. Things like that didn’t happen to him; he wasn’t worthy.
     Lola and Mandy Monroe were discussing the horrible kidnapping of their friend and roommate Kaz and how she had been saved by her boyfriend Jake and lamenting the fact that there were very few decent men out there like Jake. They didn’t know Jake, personally, but knew he was rich, drop dead gorgeous and loved Kaz. As they headed into the kitchen for dinner, Mandy flippantly said that they had to eat to keep up their strength in case some good-looking, smart, nice, single guy showed up at their door. To which Lola replied, “Well, if he does, as the older and wiser sister, I get first dibs!” A few hours later, Ben Lowell knocked on their front door, following a lead on how to find his brother, and Lola AND Ben fell in love. As hard as it is to swallow the whole “love at first sight” in a romance novel, Ms. Douglas makes this totally work and plausible. Ben is a tortured hero, who has changed his life around and is looking for redemption for a wrong he perpetrated many years ago. Lola is a kind, loving, and forgiving person who helps Ben realize that he is worthy of forgiveness and is capable of being loved. The two of them have chemistry from their first meeting, yet take time to develop an understanding of each other, while dealing with Ben’s problems.
     Redemption is very aptly named and the suspense subplot, secondary characters, and beautifully described background of San Francisco and Dry Creek Valley make this a book you won’t want to put down.
Lani Roberts



Intimate
St. Martin's Press
Mass Market
978-1250064769
****1/2


     Jake Lowell needs to find a model to advertise his friend's jewelry line, but it can't be just any woman. She must have an edgy look that includes tattoos and piercings. Jake has had no luck finding anyone that fits the bill, until he sees Kaz Kazanov. She is tall, tattooed, pierced-- and perfect. She just lost her job at a modelling agency because of her tattoos, so she is fairly easy to convince.
     Kaz had been worrying about what she would do next, but tall, handsome Jake hands her a brighter future. As she begins her modelling job, desire for Jake proves impossible to resist, but there is much she does not know. As a young man, Jake was involved in a car accident much like the one that took her little sister's life, and he served time because of it. His past is haunting him in the form of texts, and mysterious accidents begin to occur, but they are happening to Kaz.
     Kate Douglas launches an intriguing series with this suspenseful and sexy tale. The sexual tension between Jake and Kaz is intense, and translates into some incendiary love scenes. The mystery plot creates suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the explosive final chapters.
Heather Nordahl Files

 

 

Dream Bound

Kate Douglas

Aphrodisia

Trade Paperback

978-0758269348

****1\2

 

      Mac Dugan has lived his adult life to find one thing--his true love. He has researched what it would take to bring his Zianne back to him from far off in space. He has acquired the land, built the equipment, and brought in a group of people with the skills it will take to get back what was lost to him.

     Zianne of the Nyrian race has only been away from the man she loves for a short time in her realm of the universe, but she knows to Mac it has been twenty years. She hopes that he has had enough time to make plans to reach her and her people to save them from the enslavement they are in. Can the man she feels in love with be the savior they have all been waiting for?

     Kate Douglas brings an epic challenge to life in Dream Bound for Mac, Zianne, the team he has brought together and the Nyrians. Even with a love so strong that it has given strength to all involved, is it enough to pull off what is needed to get Zianne and the rest of the Nyrians to earth?

      Your mind will want to wrap itself around the intricate and sensually sexual dreams that are so vivid in this book you can almost feel them yourself!

     Melody Prater

 

 

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Wolf Tales 12

Kate Douglas

Aphrodisia

Trade Paperback

978-0758242686

*****

 

The Chanku are gifted shifters who live all over the United States. They work and live just as everyone else does, but they keep that they can shift a secret, or they did. Life has changed for the Chanku, and they are all feeling the pull to be together in Montana. So when Anton's daughter disappears, tragedy strikes, and new discoveries are made about their race, he calls the Chanku all home.  Anton is a stronger leader than ever and is ready for whatever direction the events that have and are happening take them.

Kate Douglas brings us to an end with Wolf Tales 12, but in doing so has answered many questions that have plagued a part of this series. This has been a very sexually hot series that has led its readers on a journey like none other. We have been given passion, not only in human form, but wolf form as well, along with an understanding of the way Chanku people are. This is an orgasmic journey with mystery, heat, love, and most of all, family. Every step made in each book was not for one person, but for all who are Chanku and, with this last book, we are given an explosion of talented writing that brings it all together. 

Melody Prater

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Starfire (Demonslayers)

Kate Douglas

978-1420110012

***** 

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     Last week veterinarian Dawson Buck discovered the existence of another dimension. Centuries ago, the Lemurians fought a war against demon kind. One hundred women helped vanquish the demons. In the process, their world was destroyed and their civilization moved underground. And so it continued until the king's son Alton discovered their existence. Even though the original warriors were dead, Alton vows to free their daughters.

     Selyn, one of the daughters, is helping to prepare the way for the coup when her treachery is discovered. She's badly beaten and almost dies. Alton takes Selyn to Dawson. Dawson is asked to come to Lemuria and help free the slaves. He readily agrees. But before the couple can find their happily ever after, they must free the women. Unfortunately, the rulers of Lemuria aren't the only ones who are trying to stop them. 

      This is a continuation of a series that can be read alone.

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Wolf Tales 11

Kate Douglas

*****

 

     The Chanku are race of shape shifters that hunger for sexual desires, pleasures, and passion for each other. When Lisa and Tala are kidnapped, the pack comes together to help Tinker, AJ, and Mik find their very pregnant mates. The pack fears for the safety of Tala, Lisa, and their unborn babies; so they call upon Anton to help find them. Coming up with a plan to rescue them, Anton will need all of the pack to lose themselves in sexually erotic pleasure at the same. This will cause sexual energy that will give Anton the power to outwit the enemy that has kidnapped their women and threatened the pack.

     This is the 11th book in the "Wolf Tales" series by Kate Douglas, which lives up to and exceeds the other stories thus far. The readers will find themselves caught up in sexually erotic pleasures that will make your wildest fantasy pale but make your dreams explode with pleasure.

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Wolf Tales 10

Kate Douglas

978-0758242662

***** 

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     Adam's life was perfect. He was Chanku, a shapeshifter and healer, living with his pack and the love of his life, Eve. The only thing of place was that Adam couldn't bring himself to make Eve pregnant. Even though he knew she wanted a baby and that she had even prayed to the goddess for one, Adam just couldn't see himself as a father. He wanted Eve all to himself. Then his world shattered when their goddess, who was supposed to be watching over all the Chanku, became preoccupied with one of her many lovers and let Eve die in a horrible car accident. First, Adam blamed himself for not being with her when it happened--he was a healer, after all-- then, blamed the goddess for destroying his life by allowing Eve to die. His was a broken soul and all Adam wanted to do was die.

     Liana, ex-goddess of the Chanku, stood uncertainly at the edge of the meadow. The entire wolf pack surrounded her and she was afraid they were going to tear her to pieces for letting them down and allowing Eve to die before her time. She was so very, very sorry. She knew she hadn't been very good at this goddess thing, but that's all she had ever known until the Mother of them all threw her out of heaven. Eve was now the goddess, and Liana had to learn how to be Chanku. But she had used some of the males of this pack against their will when she was goddess and Adam downright hated her. How would she survive?

     Wolf Tales 10 is a hot, sexy, heart rendering tale of despair, redemption and enlightenment. The agony Adam goes through after losing his beloved Eve will have the reader weeping in sympathy while cheering Liana for her fortitude in the face of his wrath. And Ms. Douglas has a way of describing the surrounding scenery that make the reader feel as if they are actually there, looking through the eyes of the beautiful Chanku wolves. There is quite a bit of graphic same sex scenes, but if you are a fan of the Chanku series, this will not put you off. A beautifully written story.

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Hellfire

Kate Douglas

Zebra, Mass Market

978-1420110005

****1/2

 

 

     Demons are invading Earth. Alton left his home world to fight them. At his side are Dax, a former demon turned good, and Dax's girlfriend, Eddy, and her dog.

     Ginny is Eddy's best friend. One minute she was being attacked by a bear, the next she was being kissed by a handsome man. Then she was on a plane. Arriving at her cousin's house, Ginny discovers that their cat has gone crazy. The vet's office is full of pets gone wild. Everything from bunnies to birds has suddenly attacked their owners. The vet says he thinks the animals have been possessed. With those

words, Ginny's memory returns. The bear that attacked her was a statue come to life. Eddy's handsome friend, Alton, saved her life and kissed her senseless. He told her that the bear had been possessed

and that she needed to leave immediately for Sedona. Ginny leaves the cat with the vet and calls Eddy.

     Alton's plan that Ginny would be safe in Sedona failed. He immediately comes to help her. Instead of finding the cowering maiden he expected, Alton discovered the love of his life ready to stand by his

side and fight. Well, she'll be ready to fight once she quits freaking out!

     This is a continuation of a series that can be read alone. It's a really good book.

Sheila Griffin