Sunday, August 18, 2013

Blog Tour - Collared For A Night by Susan Arden - Review & Giveaway

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.

For days Diana has been burning up.  She's right in the middle of her heat cycle and has no fellow leopard shifter to help her with the burn she is feeling.  She finds her savior in the form of Downtown Den which is located through her daytime job at Matrix.  Little does she know that Downtown Den is co-owned by her boss Shawn.  Diana has been attracted for Shawn for a long time, but Shawn has always kept it professional.  When he discovers Diana is in his club, he is not happy.  So when one of his employees goes up to confront her about the contract she signed that states that she withheld her connection to Matrix, she thinks she's going to kicked out.  That is until Shawn gets a whiff of her scent.

Shawn has been unmated and single for a long time.  He doesn't want a mate, or a woman that he has to take care of and protect.  But the second he gets scent of Diana a fellow Leopard shifter, all those thoughts go out the window and he knows he must possess her for the night.  Stepping into the room and locking the door, Shawn and Diana are both barely able to control their urges to shift and mate to one another.  They struggle the entire night until Shawn decides to take Diana home and show her some training that she seems to be lacking.

Diana has been single for a year, her husband and mate dead.  She's withheld her urge to mate for as long as possible for she cannot resist Shawn and so she follows him home after a night of hot passionate sex.  Shawn has also been single for a long time ever since his mate ran off with his cousin and never looked back.  For Diana and Shawn their attraction to one another is an easy one.  They need one another and are barely able to contain themselves when they touch one another.  But will Diana be able to love again after her previous loss?  Will Shawn be able to learn to let another into his heart?  What happens when an old flame returns to shake up their happiness?

This book was hot a steamy.  It was a little different from what I expected based off of the title of the book, but overall it was enjoyable.  If you are into paranormal romance and hot scenes with two dominant alphas this will be a book you'll enjoy reading.  I enjoyed parts of it, but then again paranormal isn't really my genre and based off the title I just thought it would be a little bit different from what I read.  Overall good reads, 4 stars.

***Review Copy received from author in exchange for a honest review***

"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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring Collared on your blog, and taking the time to read and review as well. %^)