Monday, April 7, 2014

Review and Giveaway - Once Upon A Tiger by Kat Simons



Once Upon a Tiger

by Kat Simons 

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She’ll never run. Among the tiger shifters, Alexis Tarasova is regarded as fierce and dangerous, with a reputation that would make even the most daring tiger think twice about challenging her. Female tiger shifters may be rare and the mating run a critical part of their species’s survival, but Alexis is the only female Tracker and will not back down, even at the threat of tiger law. She will not be forced to mate. So when a handful of males band together to force her to participate in the run, Alexis chooses to stand her ground and fight instead. 

He's forbidden to run. 

Outcast from the tiger shifters after a vicious childhood attack left him mute, Victor Romanov has never taken part in the mate run. He’s never particularly cared, though, since the woman he loves refuses to take a mate. However, when he learns Alexis may be in danger, all bets are off. Nothing will keep him from her side. 

Together, they're unmovable. 

The chemistry between them burns wickedly hot and forges them into an unbeatable pair. Alexis knows that being with Victor means she will have to break another one of her people’s laws—a move that might push the tigers too far. But, for Victor, she will risk everything, including her life, and do what she thought she’d never do—run.
 

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Excerpt: 

“What makes you exempt from this rule of our people?” Nick asked. “There aren’t enough females for you to be allowed to forgo mating.” 

“I. Never. Run,” Alexis said, clear and distinct. 

Despite her insistence, her hormones were high, her skin alive with sensation. Tingles of unfocused lust skittered along her nerves, sharper for her anger. 

“No female is allowed to skip the Run,” Nick said, taking two steps closer to her porch. The tigers behind him shifted quietly, low grunts and growls greeting his comment. There was a bristling of fur, a slight adjusting of stance. 

Alexis took in their positions and sizes, automatically preparing strategies, both defensive and offensive. The cool air brushed her skin as her senses heightened. She unfolded her arms and let them hang at her sides, loose and ready. Then she held Nick’s gaze as she repeated, very distinctly, “I don’t run.” 

The tigers surged forward. Alexis braced for the attack, then sensed the sixth tiger, the one she’d lost track of, coming up on the left from behind her cabin. She cursed, half-turned to face the new threat, and the sixth tiger, a blur of orange, white and black stripes, leapt into the clearing between her and the others. 

Facing the others. 

Everyone froze. Alexis blinked several times as she took in the fact that this newcomer was standing between her and the males. A moment later, she caught his scent. 

Victor Romanov. 

Her heartbeat quickened. A combination of panic, shock, and need tightened like a band around her chest. The one man she was susceptible to, the only one she’d ever wanted… 

What was he doing here?

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My Mini Review:

I really enjoyed this paranormal tale of tiger shifters.  Alexis is a very strong and determined woman who has until now been exempt from the Mating Run because of her job as a tracker.  She is suddenly being forced by a group of men to participate and she refuses to let them choose her fate or mate.  Victor is an oddity in the tiger shifter community.  He is mute.  Victor has always been attracted to Alexis and when he finds out that she is in danger, he joins her in her fight.  This story is very entertaining and a great romance.  Alexis and Victor's attraction is sizzling hot and so well written that it drew me in.  This tale is filled with chemistry, action and little bit of mystery.  I am looking forward to reading more stories by the very talented Kat Simons

 
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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Kat Simons earned her Ph.D in animal behavior, working with animals as diverse as dolphins and deer. She brought her experience and knowledge of biology to her paranormal romance fiction, where she delights in taking nature and turning it on its ear. After traveling the world, she now lives in New York City with her family. Kat is a stay-at-home mom and a full time writer.
 
Author Links: 




Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kat-Simons/e/B00HCMVVN4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

 

BOOK INFO: 

Once Upon a Tiger (Tiger Shifters, #1) 

ASIN: B00H9KEAKA
ISBN: 9781311496140
 
Smashwords     AllRomance     Amazon

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Giveaway:

Kat will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  The more you comment, the better your chances of winning!!

Follow the tour HERE

 

32 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. I enjoyed the excerpt and review!

    Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures
    tigerlilly_liz(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. Wow this sounds yummy. Adding to my TBR list thanks!

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  3. Oh can not wait this book sounds so good :)

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  4. Wonderful review Sue~ what a great way to end Kat's tour! I've so enjoyed following and reading all the excerpts; Once Upon a Tiger is definitely one to read. Thanks for sharing ladies.

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks for following and supporting my tour, Elise-Maria! I've had such fun.

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  5. Will love to hear from you :)
    I really enjoyed this paranormal tale of tiger shifter's

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    1. Thanks so much, Roxie! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. Interesting excerpt and review. Alexis seems like a strong, no nonsense character. Would love to see the chemistry between Alexis & Victor!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy Victor and Alexis's story.

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  7. Nice review and excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Rita! Thanks fir coming out to comment.

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  8. Love the sound of this cjlps23 at gmail dot com

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  9. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Sue, and for the great review! What a lovely way to end my tour :-)

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  10. Thanks everyone who came out today and commented! I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

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  11. What a great review. I really loved it, and I enjoyed the excerpt too.

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  12. Great review! I think I would really enjoy this book.

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  13. Oooh! I love tigers, and strong female characters. This one is going on my TBR list right away!

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  14. I just bopped over to Amazon to check out Kat's author page. The link was broken but copy/past worked just fine! I liked her page; which is great because then Amazon will email me with new release notifications too. Sue didn't mention it, but this book is currently on sale for only $0.99!!!

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  15. Great book & review. I love that Alexis is a badass, and the great chemistry between her and Victor. Waiting impatiently for the next book

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  16. Sounds like a fantastic book - can't wait to read it! I adore a strong, determined heroine, and that's just how Alexis sounds!

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  17. This is my most wanted read .Thank you for sharing with us .Hope you have a great week.
    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  18. Nice excerpt and review

    bn100candg@hotmail.com

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  19. i enjoyed the review and excerpt

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  20. I am so loving that cover.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  21. Love shifter books! Certainly adding to my TBR!

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  22. Thanks everyone! Glad you're enjoying the excerpts. Alexis is most definitely a badass :-D And Victor is her equal (plus he's really yummy.)

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  23. this sounds so goo. thanks for a great book. esseboo@yahoo.com

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