This fourth installment in the Dormant Desires Lycanthrope series is a standalone. You could easily enjoy this title without having listened to the previous three in this series.
This episode revolves around Samantha and the Chimera, Cain. After heading out in search of her Alpha male, Samantha is wounded when battling a grizzly bear.
Cain lives in the farthest remote location Alaska has to offer. He finds Samantha near death and tends to her, bringing her back to life. Can a werewolf and a chimera fall in love? Is Cain her elusive alpha mate she's waited a hundred years to meet?
This installment has a lot of action, which includes the entire Alpha Pack, along with a few new characters. As always, my stories have steamy erotica, some comedy and brevity, deep emotional moments, and lots of really fun on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertainment.
DISCLAIMER: This title is NOT a masterpiece of literature. It is a fun, sexy, erotic, naughty, comedic, highly inappropriate piece of fiction. Often vapid, vain, unbelievable, two-dimensional, and fictional characters are portrayed. If you find offense in politically incorrect dialog, terribly naughty language, and obscene situations, this is not a listen for you. No grammar Nazi's, no prudes; no humans below the age of 18. If you have a stick up your ass, or if you've never considered pleasure from being spanked, then, once again, move along. This is a work of fiction and the author is unapologetic about its tasteless content or the few errors you will certainly find. None of the characters portrayed are remotely close to anyone in real life; living or dead. Werewolves, demons, and chimera DO NOT exist. Please have fun and enjoy.
©2015 Payne Hawthorne (P)2015 Payne Hawthorne
Love this book. Payne writes her books so different from others that make them so much more interesting and different. I highly recommend this book you wont be disappointed. Defiantly worth the credit!
I was gifted this direct from Payne Hawthorne and I LOVE her for that!!
Samantha, mother to Matt, Elijah and Sam, Alpha female to the ever growing pack is fighting. She is fighting her wolf, so much, that she locked herself up around the time of the next full moon. Her wolf wants free, after so much time locked up. And Sam lets her go.
Cain finds her, suffering from a bear attack. His reaction to the black wolf curled up in his bed is instant and powerful, and totally unexpected. Indeed, he was under the impression that he would never find his mate. The curse that crippled the wolves centuries ago did not affect Cain, for he has his own curse to deal with. Cain, brother to Abel, is able to shift into any predator, on land, in air or at sea. He is Chimera and that is his curse.
I wanna say just one thing:
FREAKING LOVED THIS ONE!!
Really and truly loved it, its Payne's best work yet and I cannot wait to see what comes next!
Samantha was suffering, we knew that, she and her wolf needed to be free, free from the pack, from her husband of 30 years, free of everyone and everything. She finds what she and her wolf needed, Cain. I loved that Cain had a name from Samantha's wolf, and one for her human half. Cain has been on his own and long LONG time, he is a creation child. I loved that reference to Cain and Abel, to Adam and Eve, and the different take to the biblical story.
Being only used to his own company for many a century, it makes for some amusing times between Sam and Cain. We have humour, we have passion, we have action/violence when Cain goes off to rescue Sam, and two other wolves captured; Amber and Cyrus. And we have scorching hot scenes between Sam and Cain. At one point, the lines are blurred, with Sam and Cain both needing more from each other, and thats where its blurred, between sex and viloence. Its agreed by both Sam and Cain they need it though.
I loved that we got some Jacob/Allison, some Sam/Abigail and some Matt/Lumen. I felt for Iain though, when Samantha goes and leaves him. He needs a HEA soon. For Samantha will not be his any longer.
I have to tell you this though. I LISTENED to book one, two and three almost back to back. When I started to READ this one, I could hear Joshua Story in my head, telling me the tale, as I read it. I could not shut him off. When I get to LISTEN to this one, I will excited to hear how Joshua pulls Cain and Cyrus off, and I WILL get to listen, I know I will!! I'll add that review to this one, so watch this space to what I thought.
New characters, Amber and Cyrus, Amber, I know is spoken for (I have insider information!) But I can see Cyrus and his brothers causing chaos in the near future. New paranormal beings, vampires and other shifters. A particularly nasty tiger shifter makes a return at some point, thats not so much insider information, as closely following what Samantha says after her release. And the summit is soon, so lord knows what and who will come to that!
I cannot wait for the next one, Payne, really. You outdid yourself here!
5 full and shiny stars.
As I said previously, I would listen to this book as well as read it. ANd I have to say, Joshua Story nailed Cain and Cyrus, especially, abso-freaking-lutely NAILED IT!! When I was READING, I had his voice in my head, all the bloody time, and when I actually LISTENED it was like, amazing to hear that everything I heard was spot on. With one exception. Sir. The nasty tiget shifter mentioned before. His voice, while reading, was dark and deep and full of nastiness. While listening, and this did NOT make sense til after, speaking with Joshua, he's all nice and light and lovely. And, he is so much like another character, its untrue. Deliberate on Mr Story's part that one, and rather scary.
Also, a particular scene was much harder to listen to, that read. Doesn't effect my review or rating, just a personal choice, thats all.
Mr Story's best work yet, I must say!
5 stars for the narration, and 5 for the book.
**same worded review appears on Goodreads, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk**
Payne Hawthorne, author/writer of paranormal, erotic, sexy, unique and thought provoking love stories. I am meticulous anarchy.
I am confident this is not only my best written work to date, but also Joshua's best narration. He is truly mastering his craft as a narrator capable of multiple accents and tones.
This is a stand alone within my Dormant Desires series. It's sexy, erotic and action packed.
Joshua reads it in such a way I get lost in the story and the characters and I truly enter their world. This is my favorite thing about audio books and why I started writing in the first place.
I am certain anyone into paranormal romance will love this story. Cain is a dominant alpha male and also a chimera. Samantha is a werewolf who's inner wolf has insisted she find her alpha male.
We get a tiny bit of the other pack members in this segment as well. I hope you enjoy. Please fan me up if like what you hear.
The series only gets better with this installment. We have drama, sex, action, and of course since Payne wrote it, more sex! What more could you want in a story???
Cain, as the name suggests, is about ... Cain. And yes, it's the original Cain, and he's a bad-ass! How did this seemingly historical mortal survive all this time? You will have to read/listen to it to find out!
Love anything about shifters and lycanthropy. Paranormal romance is my thing! best escape and entertainment I can imagine! :]
I am a big fan of Payne's and now of Joshua Story as well. This is definitely their best work to date and I find this pairing quite fabulous. Similar to the Kresley Cole/Robert Petkoff pairing I am so fond of.
The authors theology is fascinating! Her erotica is also some of the best out there. I am never offended by her sex scenes although always aroused, even when its far from my comfort zone of sexuality. For that I have to say ...WAY TO GO!
Joshua is turning into a fabulous narrator and I believe is finding his groove. His female voices are maturing nicely too, although I am never picky about that kind of thing. Especially given how masculine and beautiful his male voices/accents are.
Even though its a relatively short listen, (6.5hrs), its thoroughly captivating and entertaining and I will no doubt re-listen. I will also always be looking for more from this pair. Worth the price/credit. Highly recommend this listen/author/narrator. 5 stars!
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