Lionsblood (Collection)

Lionsblood (Collection)

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by Marteeka Karland
     
 
Book Summary

In Earth's brutal, future frozen, humans are no longer at the top of food chain. Paranormals roam the frozen wastes, laying claim to whatever they can defend. Humans are tolerated by some, but not all of the new species.

The most vicious of the new races are the Lionsblood. No one dares defy a Lionsblood. These predators take what they

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Book Summary

In Earth's brutal, future frozen, humans are no longer at the top of food chain. Paranormals roam the frozen wastes, laying claim to whatever they can defend. Humans are tolerated by some, but not all of the new species.

The most vicious of the new races are the Lionsblood. No one dares defy a Lionsblood. These predators take what they want and never look back. These men are as protective as they are dangerous -- especially when it comes to their chosen mates.

This collection contains the previously released novellas Lionsblood, Lionsmate, Lionsbane, and Lionsheart.
Praise for Lionsblood

"Marteeka Karland's Lionsblood is a bottle rocket of white hot passion. You won't be disappointed when you pick up this steamy book. Marteeka Karland delivers in Lionsblood a book with strong characters and enough passion to satisfy the demands of erotic romance readers."
-- Catherine, TwoLips Reviews

"Marteeka Karland poured a great deal in so few pages... Snowbound – Lionsblood is a quickie you don't want to miss."
4.5 Nymphs! -- Scandalous Minx, Literary Nymphs

"Klark will definitely have his hands full with his hellion, Marie, but in a very good, sexy way... Hopefully a sequel to Lionsblood is in the works."
-- Amy Wynn, eCataRomance

"Lionsblood by Marteeka Karland is a hot short story."
-- Amy, Bitten by Books
Praise for Lionsmate

"Marteeka Karland knows how to make a shapeshifter sexy. Fans and newcomers to Ms. Karland's novels will enjoy this new series."
4.5 Nymphs! -- Scandalous Minx, Literary Nymphs

"Ms. Karland has done well with Lionsmate. She grabs your attention and keeps it throughout the whole story. She tantalizes you with glimpses of sex play... A masterpiece just waiting to be found."
4.5 Blue Ribbons -- ladybirdrobi, Romance Junkies

"An original idea of mankind's future can be found in the exciting and romantic adventure Lionsmate."
-- Lisa, Joyfully Reviewed
Praise for Lionsbane

"One of my favorite authors, [Marteeka Karland's] writing is concise and smooth-flowing, her characters well-developed and appealing, but more importantly, her approach to a storyline is always fresh, unique and entertaining."
4.5 Lips -- Merrylee, TwoLips Reviews

"This eloquently written story draws you into the couple's world and I can only hope Ms. Karland has more in store for the Frozen Earth series."
5 Nymphs! -- Scandalous Minx, Literary Nymphs

Praise for Lionsheart

"If you want a saucy book filled with a lusty heroine and an unusual hero, then you need to read Lionsheart."
5 Nymphs! -- Tiger Lily, Whipped Cream Reviews

"Marteeka Karland's Frozen Earth is a fascinating series with characters you won't soon forget. There's nothing like a bit of subfreezing weather to create the perfect setting for a steamy erotic encounter."
5 Nymphs! -- Scandalous Minx, Literary Nymphs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014156226
Publisher:
Changeling Press LLC
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
230,120
File size:
595 KB

Meet the Author

Marteeka Karland

Erotic romance author by night, emergency room tech/clerk by day, Marteeka Karland works really hard to drive everyone in her life completely and totally nuts. She has been creating stories from her warped imagination since she was in the third grade. Her love of writing blossomed throughout her teenage years until it developed into the totally unorthodox and irreverent style her English teachers tried so hard to rid her of.

Want to see what's up with Marteeka? Check out her website at www.marteekakarland.com or join her Yahoo! group at marteekakarland-. Marteeka always welcomes e-mail from her readers. You can reach her at . Check out Marteeka's blog here: marteekakarland.blogspot.com.

Marteeka also takes great pleasure in writing with fellow author Shara Azod. You can see works by this dynamic duo here: sharaandmarteeka.artisteer.net.

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Lionsblood (Collection) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LIONSBLOOD is a collection of novellas set in a very interesting futuristic Earth. Two of the longer stories are wonderful but the shorter stories pull the collection down, in my opinion. In the future, Earth is a frozen wasteland with paranormals, vampires and lion-shifters, ruling the world. Humans are barely tolerated by the paranormals with the exception of some lion-shifters, called Lionsblood, who find their mates among human women. These are the stories of the four Lionsblood men who find their perfect mates. The first story is so short and incomplete that I can't believe the publisher lead this collection with it! It was more of a sexual interlude than a true story. It didn't adequately introduce the complex and interesting world, and I'm not sure I would have continued reading if I wasn't reviewing the collection, which would have been a shame because the two longer novellas in the middle are excellent romances. The second story, Lionsmate, is four star worthy and should have lead this collection. It introduces readers to the arctic world that quickly kills unprotected humans and also introduces the Lionsblood race of lion-shifters. The heroine, Talia, is purchased from a human slave farm by a Lionsblood, Dykstra, who immediately recognizes her as his mate. The sexual play between the two is scorching hot but I also liked how they worked to establish emotional trust. The third story, Lionsbane, is my favorite story and was a delight to read. Jayla hunts Lionsblood and kills them in revenge for the massacre of her family. In a particularly violent battle, a Lionsblood suddenly helps Jayla and is injured in the process. Kane has been secretly acting as Jayla's protector and finally feels ready to claim his mate. Kane and Jayla are a perfect couple as they slowly open up to one another, both emotionally and sexually, and I love how the author shows Jayla's maturation. This is close to a five star story as it perfectly balances emotional and sexual intimacy with strong world building and a suspenseful plot. Buy this collection for this story alone and you won't be disappointed. The last novella is short but not as short as the first story. I liked the characters here, particularly Shiff, the half vampire-half Lionsblood hero. He was so interesting I was disappointed his story was so short. The heroine, Gretta, is a reckless human who has had a platonic relationship with Shiff for years. Gretta gets herself arrested which is a death sentence for humans and Shiff rescues her. This story explores the couple changing their platonic relationship to lovers and while very sexual, it lacks much emotional exploration. It's a decent story but not going to wow readers like the middle two stories did me. LIONSBLOOD is well worth buying and reading on the strength of the middle two novellas. Fans of well written (and erotic!) paranormal stories will enjoy this collection.
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