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Secrets Volume 18 • Dark Passions - by Cynthia Eden, Linda Gayle, Larissa Ione, Rae Monet
 
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Description: THE WOLF’S MATE - CYNTHIA EDEN
When Michael Morlet finds Katherine "Kat" Hardy fighting for her life in a dark alley, he instantly recognizes her as the mate he’s been seeking all of his life. He knows that he will do whatever it takes to claim her, body and soul. But someone's trying to kill Kat, and the attack in the alley is just the first in a series of close calls for her. With danger stalking them at every turn, will Kat trust him enough to become The Wolf's Mate?

To My Readers:
I published my first werewolf story, Bite of the Wolf, with Red Sage in December of 2005, and I was thrilled to be able to follow-up that tale with an additional story about my French wolves. The Wolf’s Mate is Michael Morlet’s story. Michael is the pack protector. He is a strong, fierce hunter, a guardian, and right now, he has set his sights on guarding his soon-to-be mate, Kat Hardy.
I had a wonderful time writing Michael’s story! I hope you enjoy the tale, and my take on the werewolf legend. Please feel free to visit my website at www.cynthiaeden.com or you may email me at info@cynthiaeden.com.

FLESH TO FANTASY - LARISSA IONE
Kelsa Bradshaw is an intense loner whose job keeps her happily immersed in a fanciful world of virtual reality. Desperate to protect her existence, she wants nothing to do with Trent Jordan, a laid-back paramedic who experiences the harsh realities of life up close and personal. But when their vastly different worlds collide in an erotic eruption of fantasy sex and real-life emotions, can Trent convince Kelsa to turn the fantasy into something real?

To My Readers:
Have you ever been so overwhelmed by life that you wanted to withdraw, to barricade yourself behind closed doors and never have to deal with life’s complications again? I know I have, and Kelsa Bradshaw, the heroine in Flesh to Fantasy, has done exactly that. She lives in a safe, carefully-crafted world where nothing bad can happen -- except to her computer-generated game characters. But, like anything, too much of a good thing isn’t always best. It takes a hot paramedic who is as lonely as she is to pull her out of her fantasy world and into his very real one… where they can both live out their wildest dreams. I hope you enjoy Kelsa and Trent’s story.

HEART FULL OF STARS - LINDA GAYLE
Freed at last from alien bondage, singer Fanta Rae finds herself stranded on a lonely Mars outpost with the first human male she's seen in nine years. Ex-Marine Alex Decker lost his family in the Aggressions and guilt drives him into isolation, but Fanta's passion turns his world upside down. When alien assassins come to enslave her, he and Fanta must fight for their lives and a future that holds no guarantees.

To My Readers: Three emotions have united people throughout time: love, hope and passion. Heart Full of Stars is set far in the future, but these emotions still resonate as two lovers race against danger and rediscover desire.

LONE WOLF THREE - RAE MONET

Planetary politics and squabbling over wolf occupied territory drain former rebel leader Taban Zias. When Taban’s second-in-charge sends him a mediator to help negotiate the Elnar land treaty, he’s pissed. But his anger quickly turns to desire when he meets, Lakota Blackson. Focused, calm and honorable, the female Wolf Warrior is Taban’s perfect mate—now if he can just convince her.

To My Readers: Planetary politics and squabbling over wolf occupied territory drain former rebel leader Taban Zias. When Taban’s second-in-charge sends him a mediator to help negotiate the Elnar land treaty, he’s pissed. But his anger quickly turns to desire when he meets, Lakota Blackson. Focused, calm and honorable, the female Wolf Warrior is Taban’s perfect mate—now if he can just convince her.

ISBN: 9781603100809 1603100806 Publication Date: 12/01/2006
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 2007 CAPA Winner  Best Anthoogy The Romance Studio

The SECRETS anthologies have established a high standard of quality in the field of erotica and romantica. SECRETS VOLUME 18 continues this tradition of high quality sensual stories that both excite the senses while stimulating the mind. Fans of the series will rejoice with the four new spectacular stories while readers new to the anthology series will wonder why they haven’t sampled the delights of SECRETS before!
-Reviewed by Anne, CKs Kwips & Kriciques

Red Sage keeps cranking out incredible tales of explosive passion and intense desire that keeps the readers coming back for more.
-Angel - Romance Junkies.com

"Edgy, erotic, exciting, Secrets is always a fantastic read!"
–Susan Kearney, USA Today Best Selling Author

Red Sage keeps cranking out incredible tales of explosive passion and intense desire that keeps the readers coming back for more.
~~~ANGEL - romancejunkies.com

SECRETS VOLUME 18 Rae Monet, Larissa Ione, Linda Gayle, & Cynthia Eden
4 1/2 STARS
Not to be outdone by previous Secrets tales, number 18 releases inner beasts—paramedic hunks, a singer in distress and one hot and desperate werewolf—to make the latest Secrets one that will stay in readers’ hearts and minds for a long time. Fantastic love scenes make this a book to be enjoyed more than once.
SUMMARY: In their quest to negotiate peace, Lakota and Taban spark a sexual awareness that singes both in Monet’s “Lone Wolf Three.”
In Ione’s “Flesh To Fantasy,” Virtual Diva Kelsa’s sexy paramedic neighbor comes calling with more than friendship on his mind and she finds that reality can be better than fantasy.
When a man from her past refuses to take no for an answer, futuristic singer Fanta welcomes the protection security guard Decker offers in Gayle’s “Heart Full of Stars.”
Werewolf Michael has found his mate. Before he can make her his, however, he has to save Kat from a hit man in Eden’s “The Wolf’s Mate.” (Red Sage
~~~Faith V. Smith - ROMANTIC TIMES

THE WOLF'S MATE BY CYNTHIA EDEN
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“The Wolf’s Mate” by Cynthia Eden is the story of how pack protector Michael Morlet finds his mate, Kat Harding.  Michael is a werewolf but there are special humans who can mate with a werewolf and Michael believes Kat is one of these humans.  Kat is hiding a deadly secret, however.  Will Michael be able to protect Kat from her past when it tries to kill her?

“The Wolf’s Mate” is the sequel to “Bite the Wolf”, published in SECRETS VOLUME 15.  The story has a stand alone plot, however, and provides readers with a glimpse into the lives of some very sexy French werewolves.  Readers will appreciate Cynthia Eden’s steamy sex scenes while enjoying a plotline laced with spectacular action scenes.  Ms. Eden has managed to spice up the werewolf theme and create an enjoyable approach to the genre.
~~~Anne - ck2skwipsandkritiques.com

THE WOLF’S MATE by Cynthia Eden - Rating: 4.5
Kat Hardy has a serious problem; someone is trying to kill her.  Out of nowhere her knight and shinning armor shows up and saves her.  Michael Morlet is unlike any man she has met before and has quite a few secrets of his own.  He wants to make Kat his mate, but first he has to find out who is stalking her and why.

THE WOLF’S MATE is a sizzling werewolf tale that transports the reader to another place.  Kat is a terrific heroine with plenty of spunk to stand up to Michael and be his perfect mate.  Michael is the ultimate alpha male and has his controlling attitude that makes him a leader.  He and Kat make an explosive team and the love scenes will blow you away with the heat they give off.
~~~ANGEL - romancejunkies.com

LONE WOLF THREE BY RAE MONET
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Rae Monet opens up the SECRETS VOLUME 18 anthology with “Lone Wolf Three”.  Mediator and Solarian Wolf Warrior, Lakota Blackson, is summoned to the assistance of Elnar planetary leader, Taban Zias, by Taban’s second-in-command, Reack.  Wolves are invading the Class A suburbs and the council wants to amend the treaty to allow a capture and reassignment program.  Taban is furious as he sees it as an excuse to kill the wolves who live on Elnar.  His anger turns to desire when he meets Lakota, but will the flames of their desire be smothered by the prospect of the treaty negotiations? 

“Lone Wolf Three” is actually the fifth installment in The Solarian Wolf Warrior series but Rae Monet does a fantastic job of making this book enjoyable and understandable for readers new to the series.  The relationship between Lakota and Taban is very sensuous and Ms. Monet skillfully uses water to enhance the reader’s sensory enjoyment of the scenes.  The vivid and lush descriptions make this futuristic world spring to life.  Perhaps the cleverest part of the story, however, is the integration of the wolves into the society.  Lakota’s companion is a wolf named Striker and it is very easy for the reader to envision the beauty of these fabulous creatures.  Ms. Monet’s very obvious love for wolves is definitely shared and should be appreciated by all of her readers.
~~~Anne - ck2skwipsandkritiques.com

LONE WOLF THREE by Rae Monet - Rating: 4
Taban needs to straighten out the territory issue that is happening and he needs a middleman to help and it seems that one has been found.  Of course the last thing he is expecting is a woman like Lakota.  She seems to be a perfect match for Taban, but she isn’t interested in a relationship.  Can Lakota convince her that she is meant to be his?

This plot is one that is well-known and familiar to readers.  Rae Monet is known for her wolf warriors and this interesting tale gives us even more insight.  LONE WOLF THREE brings together Lakota who is a warrior in every sense of the word, you won’t find her cowering behind any man when there is a fight to be fought.  Taban is the leader of his people and has a major responsibility to do what’s right for them.  You can feel the weight of the troubles that he has to carry.  Sensual love scenes round out this story of excitement.  Rae Monet has penned yet another winner that reader’s will love.
~~~ANGEL - romancejunkies.com

FLESH TO FANTASY BY LARISSA IONE

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       Larissa Ione’s “Flesh to Fantasy” surrounds the awakening of computer game tester, Kelsa Bradshaw, when she meets her sexy neighbor, paramedic Trent Jordan.  Kelsa’s entire life focuses on virtual reality.  Even her best and only friend is unaware of the reasons behind her isolation.  Trent is determined to reach into Kelsa’s world and show her a glimpse of reality.  Will his love be strong enough to break through those barriers?
 
     “Flesh to Fantasy” is a gut-wrenching tale that uses humor to expose and soothe Kelsa’s deep emotional scars.  Larissa Ione’s fantastic grasp of the RPG gaming world is evident in the myriad of details she cleverly intersperses in the storyline.  Kelsa is a very fragile, sheltered character and her total immersion in the gaming world is her way of hiding out.  Trent ventures into that world with some very hilarious and sensual results, but he is more interested in reality than some fantasy world.  Larissa Ione’s ability to weave together such vastly different worlds is nothing short of spectacular.  “Flesh to Fantasy” is the sort of story that warms your heart and remains in your thoughts long after the last page is turned.
~~~Anne - ck2skwipsandkritiques.com

FLESH TO FANTASY by Larissa Ione - Rating: 4.5
Kelsa Bradshaw spends most of her time in the world of virtual reality and she likes it just fine.  The last thing she needs is reality intruding, but that’s just what she gets when Trent Jordan comes into her life.  Trent’s job as a paramedic keeps him steeped in real life, so when he comes across Kelsa he gets pulled into her fantasy world.  Now his passion is turning into so much more and reality is about to collide with the real world.

FLESH TO FANTASY is a special story in that the two main characters meet in a very different way.  This adds an exciting aspect to their relationship and the question of what will happen next.  Kelsa is a woman who prefers fantasy to reality, an aspect that many women can relate to.  Trent deals with life and death on a regular basis, so a little fantasy is just what he needs in his life.  The sparks that fly between Kelsa and Trent are explosive.  Larissa Ione has created a wonderful tale that readers are sure to love.
~~~ANGEL - romancejunkies.com

"Larissa Ione's FLESH TO FANTASY sizzles. What a debut!"
– Alison Kent

HEART FULL OF STARS BY LINDA GAYLE
HEART FULL OF STARS by Linda Gayle - Rating: 4.5
Fanta Rae is on Mars after a long sentence of imprisonment by aliens.  Now she just wants to let loose.  When she sees Alex, she is ready to unleash her passions.  Alex has put himself into exile after the loss of his family, when he sees Fanta, he can’t control the desire that plagues him.  Trouble ensues when the aliens come to capture Fanta again.  Can Alex protect her or will she be taken away?

Adventure is the name of the game with HEART FULL OF STARS and it takes you on a journey to the future that you won’t soon forget.  Alex is a man tortured by his past and must move past it before he can have a future with Fanta.  Fanta just wants to be free and live her life with the man of her dreams, which turns out to be Alex.  They team up in a courageous effort to fight for her freedom and in the midst find love.  Sexual tension turns into intense passion that will mesmerize the reader.
~~~ ANNE - ck2skwipsandkritiques.com

HEART FULL OF STARS by Linda Gayle - Rating: 4.5
Fanta Rae is on Mars after a long sentence of imprisonment by aliens.  Now she just wants to let loose.  When she sees Alex, she is ready to unleash her passions.  Alex has put himself into exile after the loss of his family, when he sees Fanta, he can’t control the desire that plagues him.  Trouble ensues when the aliens come to capture Fanta again.  Can Alex protect her or will she be taken away?

Adventure is the name of the game with HEART FULL OF STARS and it takes you on a journey to the future that you won’t soon forget.  Alex is a man tortured by his past and must move past it before he can have a future with Fanta.  Fanta just wants to be free and live her life with the man of her dreams, which turns out to be Alex.  They team up in a courageous effort to fight for her freedom and in the midst find love.  Sexual tension turns into intense passion that will mesmerize the reader.
~~~ANGEL - romancejunkies.com

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