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Mate Set: Mating Heat, Book 1 | [Laurann Dohner]

Mate Set: Mating Heat, Book 1

It's werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable. Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she's in deep shit. A tall, handsome werewolf rescues her then demands payment. Hot, sweaty, intimate payment. Grady is a half breed whose human mother abandoned him to his werewolf father, so he knows human women just aren't safe to fall in love with. The wolf within him wants Mika as his mate, but Grady will not give in. Never. Ever.
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Audible Editor Reviews

"Mika is a human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves." So boldly begins the bizarre and erotically explicit tale Mate Set: Mating Heat, Book 1, narrated with game, breathless enthusiasm by G. C. VonCloudts.

In this alternate world, the horny werewolves are in charge, the horny humans are the outcasts, violence lurks everywhere, and seemingly every man, woman, and animal has nothing but sex on the brain. Perhaps fans of True Blood will appreciate this steamy and vaguely creepy story.

Publisher's Summary

It's werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable. Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she's in deep shit. A tall, handsome werewolf rescues her then demands payment. Hot, sweaty, intimate payment.

Grady is a half breed whose human mother abandoned him to his werewolf father, so he knows human women just aren't safe to fall in love with. The wolf within him wants Mika as his mate, but Grady will not give in. Never. Ever. He's willing to fight his emotions and his beast, no matter how much sexy Mika tempts him.

But neither of them expected her Uncle Omar to assign Grady to protect her from other males - 24/7, in her home, sleeping just down the hall. Mika decides to make the best of her vacation and keep the hot wolf in her bed. Grady can't resist the scorching sex, but he is determined to resist the bond.

©2010 Laurann Dohner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 12-28-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 12-28-13 Member Since 2010

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    "THE PLOT WAS HOT HOT HOT"

    Adopted Mira (the human heroine) get's caught in the middle of the Were mating season while visiting her Werewolf Uncle who appoints a bodyguard to watch over her until the 2 week 'frenzy' is over.

    In prowls handsome Grady, a half breed Werewolf, who has trust issues with humans as he was abandoned by his human Mother so is seeking a Pureblood female to bond with. Trouble starts when he is forced to 'mark' Mira against his will and that's when the passion and non-stop sex really heats up. The problem is Mira's falling hard for him but Grady's human side is fighting a bond but his Wolf side is howling yes yes yes so sex is fine but he's in denial about his true feelings for Mira.

    Mira came across as spoilt at times and did some dumb things and there wasn't really a plot other than mating mating and, yes you guessed it, more mating but despite this I really enjoyed all the emotional tension an turmoil as Grady finally had to decide what to do….. before time runs out.

    Worth a credit? Well hello, hot hot hot Werewolf action, errr that would be a hell YEAH and I'm ready for Book 2..

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela L Sanders 10-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Laurann Dohner is awesome"
    If you could sum up Mate Set in three words, what would they be?

    Hot, sexy, thrilling


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Ms Dohner has quite a way with words. I listen to her books again and again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 10-02-14
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 10-02-14 Member Since 2011

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "Amazing narration and ok erotic romance"

    Well it seems that my very favorite narrator is now using the pseudonym GC VanCloudts. I believe her original name is Therese Plummer and she can narrate a newspaper and make it sound like the most fascinating thing you've heard. Yes, she's that good.

    The story was just ok for me. It was very hot and heavy but I felt like the story was mostly about sex. The paranormal world wasn't developed and I kept wondering what our main couple had in common besides strong libidos. That said the story did spark my curiosity and I will be listening to other books in this series as long as they are narrated by this same amazing narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 09-22-14
    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 09-22-14 Member Since 2012

    Take a look it's in a book...Reading Rainbow!

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    "Yummy smexy read!!!"

    I had previously read this book and decided to reacquaint my self with the series in audio. It reminded me of just how much I enjoyed it the first time around!! Such a great read!

    Mika is just the sassy snarky kind of gal I love to read. She knows what she wants and goes for it. I adored her banter and spunky attitude. The way she teases Grady is so naughty and delightful! She does push things too far at times, especially knowing the danger she faces.

    Grady is a gruff Alpha wolf, who has no plans for a human mate. This makes him a bit of an a-hole most of the book. He is fighting it with everything he has and really not very likeable at times.

    The whole book is from Mika's POV, which is part of why Grady comes off so badly. If there had been a mixed narrative he cold have explained himself to the reader in his thoughts. Cause his actions said major bad news d-bag.

    The steam is off the charts hot!!! I am talking forget eh panties and have a fella nearby!!! Oh lord do those wolves like to lick their treats! And the biting. And the dominance!! Good lordy!

    There are some major drama moments in the story, these kids have things to work out. I really loved the supporting cast and hope to see some wolfie brothers find mates soon!

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by G. C. VonCloudts, who does a great job. Plenty of variation in the voices and consistency. She has a great tone that leads itself to the material. I loved her energy throughout the read, especially in the naughty bits! The girl gives good voice!

    I really enjoyed this book despite the hero being arrogant and highhanded. I am eager to read the next book in the series again and then move on to the third book which will be a first time read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 06-11-14
    Karen 06-11-14

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "good listen"
    If you could sum up Mate Set in three words, what would they be?

    book 1 & 2 are worth the listening time. Good use of imagination from author. this author is not for me on her other stories. Great outline, but the full story is just not there. Author has several different story lines going. So I tried at least one of each and some about 3 of the series. Her editor knows how to market her material and I did give it a good try. My fellow reviewers loved this author, but from me "beware" and do not over buy all at once.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    this story just fine, but reader just did not do it for me.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I have been on a mission to find some new great readers...what a chore it has been.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen, but I tend to do this when I start a book


    Any additional comments?

    Try 1 before buying more in a series. This author has at least 3 series and one or more maybe for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scotty 03-12-14
    Scotty 03-12-14

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    "Just Get The Book! Then the Second one! Oh my!"

    I started not to get this one. Glad I did. Great Author, Great Narrator. So, What are you waiting on? Second book is even better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robbie Baytown, TX, United States 01-25-14
    Robbie Baytown, TX, United States 01-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Mating HEAT................... More please"
    What did you love best about Mate Set?

    I loved the story line. I like the animal/human characters. Both characters were honest with their feelings.


    What other book might you compare Mate Set to and why?

    His Purrfect Mate. It is the second book in the series.


    What does G. C. VonCloudts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great character voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed and cried some. It was a really good story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-04-14 Member Since 2010

    itsallaboutthestory

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    "Good Shifter / PNR"

    I bought this book because CAROLYN gave it a good review. I had really mixed feelings through this entire book. The male lead, Grady, is a complete ass to the female lead, Mika. The female lead tends to be a door mat.
    Through the whole book I was thinking " leave the jerk & let him go insane, he deserves it". I'm mean that way.
    Overall, it's a good book. the narrator sure sounds like Therese Plumber. I've listened to lots of books narrated by Plumber and I'm almost certain we are getting our collective legs pulled on the narrators true identity.
    Worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 10-13-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 10-13-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "Werewolf porn...but Minnie lightened it up!"
    Would you try another book from Laurann Dohner and/or G. C. VonCloudts?

    If I am in the mood to listen to some explicit animal sex I will probably try book 2, the
    narrator did a good job.


    Has Mate Set turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, this one just had the most sex I have ever listened to.


    Which character – as performed by G. C. VonCloudts – was your favorite?

    Minnie, like I said she really lightened the story up and provided some much needed humor.


    Do you think Mate Set needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Well I think there is one but I think the characters are different, it would be nice hearing about how Grady and Micah are doing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer USA 09-29-13
    Amazon Customer USA 09-29-13 Member Since 2011

    Mother of 8, grandmother of 7, RN and book nerd

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    "Could have been so much better...."

    This story had potential, but didn't follow through. I love Paranormal stories, especially shifter ones, but this was a disappointment. Lead female was unlikable, continuously contradicting and bitchy, male lead was weak. I found myself fast forwarding through to see if anything improved. It didn't. And with this being an erotic paranormal romance, I expected more from the sex scenes, but they weren't even mediocre. Sorry, but I may or may not try again with this series, probably very reluctantly, if I do.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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