Review: Mate Claimed by Jennifer Ashley

Friday, October 5

Title: Mate Claimed*
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Series: Shifters Unbound #4
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Format:  Paperback & E-book
Date/Year:  October 2012
Reviewed by: ElaineReads

*This book was provided to reviewer by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Summary from the publisher:

Collared and controlled, Shifters are outcast from humanity, forced to live in Shiftertowns. But waiting within are passions that no Collar can contain…

As a wildcat Shifter and leader of his Shiftertown, Eric Warden knows his own kind. When he sees Iona Duncan, he realizes that although she appears human she is a half-Shifter wildcat living without a Collar—and that if she doesn’t acknowledge her true nature and her mating hunger, it may kill her…

Iona finds the mysterious and powerful Eric alluring, even though she has vowed never to reveal her Shifter side, lest her mother pay the price for hiding her all these years. But her mating hunger is rising, and with Eric so close, she may not be able to resist…and her desire may lead to the very doom they are fighting to deny…

My Musings:

Eric, who shifts into a snow leopard, is the leader of the Las Vegas Shiftertown.  As such, he is responsible for a community of cat shifters, bear shifters, and soon to move in, wolf shifters.  Eric was introduced in previous books and comes across as the strong, silent type.  He does not have to prove he is dominant with violence.  His presence alone ensures that everyone follows his orders.

Everyone that is but Iona. 

Iona is a half shifter - half human living in Las Vegas.  No one outside of her immediate family knows she is anything but full human.  In this world, being a shifter means you are a second class citizen and are forced to wear a pain inflicting collar and live in Shiftertowns.  Is it any wonder she has concealed her shifter side all these years?

Eric accidentally discovers Iona’s secret and knows for her own safety she must move to Shiftertown and join their society.  Of course, safety is not the only reason Eric wants Iona to embrace her shifter half.  He really likes the way she smells!

Add to the romance that is developing between Eric and Iona, a dominance challenge from the leader of the wolves that are moving into Eric’s Shiftertown.  Graham makes Eric look easy going he is so aggressive. (I cannot wait for his book!)

Although this is book four in the series, it is actually the seventh to be published.  There are three novellas which fall between main books.  Being the compulsive person I am about series, I had to read the first six books before I could read this one for review. I am so glad I did.  I cannot imagine anyone being able to follow the complex storyline without the background of the previous books.  Many of the characters from the previous books show up in this one and their roles are not always minor.  Because of that, I not only recommend this book, I recommend the entire series.

I cannot wait for the next book to be published.  It is titled Tiger Magic and scheduled for release in June of 2013.  And yes, we got to meet the tiger in this book.  All I can say is “lions and tigers and bears, oh my” and don’t forget the wolves are coming to town as well :)


Overall: 4.5
Sensuality level: 3.5
(No toys or kink, although there is a reference to a scene where they are in shifter form.)
For a complete understanding and definition of the ratings at Seductive Musings, click here

Other Reviews:

*Seductive Musings is an Amazon affiliate and receives a very small referral fee for purchases made via the links on the blog and through the Seductive Musings Amazon Store. Read the full disclosure here.


Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Post Archives


1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars Andrea Angels Anthology Aphrodisia Author's Angels Avon Awards Ballantine BDSM Berkley Billionaire Blaze Blog Hop Blue Book Trailers Booklover BookTrib Brava Candlelight Promotions Carina Character Interview Charity Chick Lit Christmas Cleis Press Conference Contemporary Contests Coupons Cover Reveal Cowboy DD Delacorte Demons Disappointments Disclosures DNF Domestic Violence Dorchester Dreamspinner Press ElaineReads ELF Ellora's Cave Entangled Publishing Erotic Romance Erotica Event Everything Else F/F Romance Fantasy Romance Favorites of 2009 Favorites of 2010 Favorites of 2011 Favorites of 2012 Favorites of 2014 Feature Feel the Heat Firemen Flipbook Forced Seduction Forever Romance Freebies Fun Friday Futuristic Gallery Ghosts Giveaway Goddess Fish Grand Central Guest Harlequin Hidden Gems Highland Romance Historical Fiction Historical Romance Holiday Theme HQN Humor Infidelity Intermix Interracial Romance Interview Irish Romance Julia Just Jinny Kensington Lendle Giveaway Librarian Links LitConnect Loose Id Loveswept M/M Romance Medieval Romance Melissa Meme Menage Menagerie Michele Military Romance MIRA Mira. Month in Review Movie Star Movies Muse Pictures Music Musician Mystery NAL New Adult Newsworthy Noble Romance Non-Fiction Novella Paranormal Romance Pierced Pirates Pocket Books Poem Poll Quickie Giveaway Quiz Random House Reading Challenges Reading Lists Recipes Reviews Riptide Publishing Rock Star Romance Hint Fiction Romantic Suspence Royal Romances Samhain Sci-Fi Scorpio M Seductive Museums Seductive Saturday Self Published Serial Novel Shapeshifters Share the Love Siren Small Town Sneak Peek Sourcebooks Spice Sports St. Martin's Steampunk Romance Summer Reads Sunday Brunch Surveys Susannah Tattoo TBR Thursday's Thoughts Time Travel Romance Tuesday Teasers Urban Fantasy Vampires Victorian Videos Vikings Virgin Western Winners

My FREE Kindle Quest

I've wanted a Kindle for what seems like forever, but haven't been able to afford it (and that's saying something since I can justify the cost of just about ANYTHING that I really want). I've tried winning one in one of the many giveaways that have taken place over the couple of years, but with no luck :( So I've decided to take matters in hand so to speak :) I've now decided that I am going to accumulate enough Swagbucks from my Swabucks searches to buy in essence my new Kindle will be FREE...funded entirely by my internet searches done on Swagbucks. I'll keep you informed of the Great Kindle Quest below (in case you're interested....if not feel free to just skip over this part, but really who wouldn't be interested in a FREE Kindle?)
Goal: $119
Current Swagbucks Amazon Gift Card balance: $90.00
If you'd like to learn how you can earn Swagbucks and earn your own Amazon Gift Cards to buy books, a Kindle or other merchandise sold at Amazon contact me and I would be more than happy to tell you how I plan to go about it. (just so you know you can earn both and gift cards on this rewards site)
Invesp landing page optimization

Book Blogs

  © Blogger template Foam by 2009

Back to TOP