Mated (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Blood Lust novella 3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or the Twilight series, you’ll love Zoe Winters’ paranormal romance series.

Gothic romance bestseller.

Mated: Blood Lust, Novella 3

...A classic, sweet werewolf love story. Or maybe not.

Be small. ...
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Mated (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Blood Lust novella 3)

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Overview

If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or the Twilight series, you’ll love Zoe Winters’ paranormal romance series.

Gothic romance bestseller.

Mated: Blood Lust, Novella 3

...A classic, sweet werewolf love story. Or maybe not.

Be small. Be invisible. It’s an odd life mantra for a fragile human woman in a world of monsters. But Jane’s blood contains a touch of vampire magic, a fact that makes her their victim over and over. With her faster-than-normal healing time, she’s an ideal punching bag for the abusive vampire she’s been living with, the one she thought might protect her this time.

Paul owes a debt to the werewolf alpha, and Cole doesn’t care how he gets paid: flesh or coin. $10,000 or Jane? The human is a small price to pay to be debt-free.

Cole is attractive and warm---so different from the coldness and death Jane has grown used to. If the werewolves didn’t have a worse reputation than the vampires, being taken by the alpha might feel like rescue, but Cole’s growing possessive nature, makes Jane fear he’ll only abuse her like the others. If he doesn’t, could becoming an alpha’s mate free her from the vampires for good?


Zoe Winters’ Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Series: The Preternaturals

Enter a world of dark desire and dark magic where today’s hero is tomorrow’s villain... or vice versa. Unleashed passions between unlikely lovers rage against the backdrop of a world of conflict and infighting among the secret factions of the preternatural underworld.

Are you the villain if you’ve got good reasons? Are you the hero just because we’re rooting for you? Tormented alphas, charismatic and ruthless leaders, and the women torn and trapped between them, forced into situations they never should have had to face.

Amidst a world of ignorant humans, the demons (true immortals), vampires, and therians (shapeshifters) fight to keep their territories. The only humans aware of this world are the magic users: witches, wizards, and sorcerers who enjoy the ability to mix with the humans or the monsters depending on what suits their current purposes.

If the preternatural world is discovered and war breaks out, the humans have a chance... IF the magic users choose to cast their fate with their own kind. Magic combined with technology would even the playing field more than the monsters are comfortable with.

Dark lovers you’ll meed in this series:

Cain: He’s an incubus dream boat, physically, but it’s nearly impossible to keep up with his body count. Any woman who comes to his bed is likely never to leave... at least not alive. But what happens when he meets a woman with a true death wish, the one meal he discovers he doesn’t want to kill?

Anthony: The vampire king. Cold, ruthless, undead, and hard to like. Yet, all it takes is one human with amnesia, to soften his heart. More than anything, he wants to return to a time Charlotte saw him for the man he is, instead of the monster she’s discovered. Ever since being bitten, she hasn’t been the same. It soon becomes clear that the only way to protect a fragile human is if she’s claimed. Meanwhile, his deepest wish is to have his lover awakened from the memory loss that took everything... not just the memories he meant to erase.

Luc: Another incubus. Taking this demon lover to bed is a touch safer. He’s grown a conscience from being trapped for fifty years via a curse that not only keeps him under house arrest but has reawakened his humanity. He’s learned the most dangerous thing in his immortal existence is an angry witch scorned. Still, a demon’s gotta eat, and there is only one woman that satisfies both the demon and man in him.

Hadrian: Once a priest, now a vampire. Destiny has dealt him an odd hand, or Angeline, his sire, has. Her need for his love couldn’t trump his need for freedom. And now he believes he’s put her far in his past, but when he sees her tormented more than any vampire deserves, he’ll take her under his wing to protect her once again.

Dayne: A powerful sorcerer whose dark past is littered with the bodies of therians. But what led him to kill nearly an entire werecat tribe? Is his reputation based more in truth or legend? Why would he protect a werecat when he seems so adept at killing them?

If you like Zoe Winters you may also enjoy H.P. Mallory, Larissa Ione, and J.R. Ward.

Books in the Preternaturals Series:

Blood Lust (book 1) (Kept, Claimed, Mated)
Save My Soul (book 2)
The Catalyst (book 3)
Life Cycle (book 4)

Shorts:

Cat Fight
Dark Mercy
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Editorial Reviews

Feeling Fictional - Sarah .
I absolutely adored Cole! He is a strong alpha who quickly recognises that Jane is his mate and wants to protect her. Understanding what she has been through he doesn't want to rush her or force her into anything so goes against all of his instincts by not immediately marking her as his mate. He is so sweet as he tries to gain Jane's trust & I dare you not to fall for him yourself.

Overall I would definitely rate this as a must read for fans of paranormal romance.
VigRoco's Thought Generator - Jason C.
It is a difficult job to use legendary creatures and not devolve them into hackneyed archetypes, but Zoe walks that line like a pro. Her tremendous talent to bring them to life will fill you with genuine empathy for their plights as they become more like good friends than fictional people. You will not find boring, flat development here. Zoe only writes with 100% pure 3D characterization.

I give it one out of one wolf bites (because that is all it takes to pierce your heart).
Quills and Zebras - A.M. Harte
The werewolf society is rather different from any I’ve read about before — I love how they live in underground cave systems of a sort, and their magical protection (thanks to Cain the incubus) is pretty unique. Of course the usual pack politics remain, making Mated an instant hit with werewolf fans.
Mama Kitty Reviews - Mama Kitty
Mated is my favorite of the Blood Lust trilogy/anthology, without a doubt. I’m super excited to see more of the Preternaturals Series
Ramblings of a Book B*tch - Claire .
Cole is everything you want in an Alpha Male. Loyal, Protective, Gentle when needed, strong and with an alluring pull that will leave you wanting more from this wolf. (can you tell i kind of like him? ha!)
Unsure of why he is keeping a tight hold on human Jane, he's almost prepared to go to war with the Vampires over her, he shows the girl kindness and a gentle strength she hasn't had before.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011913662
  • Publisher: IncuBooks
  • Publication date: 10/8/2010
  • Series: Blood Lust , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 204,489
  • File size: 325 KB

Meet the Author

Zoe Winters writes quirky, sometimes campy, sometimes dark, paranormal romance. Her favorite colors are rainbow and clear.

For more information on the preternaturals series and updates on new releases please visit: zoewintersbooks.com

For some fun supplementary material for this paranormal series visit: theriantype.com
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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    Another Great One!

    This time I got smart. I waited until I had plenty of daylight left in the day to start this book. I learned early on that I can't read Zoe Winters' stuff right before bed because her books keep me up.

    I enjoyed this one a lot. (I still love Anthony and Charlee in Claimed the most.) I love seeing the same characters pop up in Zoe Winters' books. It's like seeing old friends again, and for those who loved the first two books, you'll be delighted to see those main characters appear in this story.

    Anyway, onto this book... I can't remember a time when any paranormal book mentioned vampires as being cold. (Okay, maybe that's because I rarely ever read them.) But this is one example of how her world makes sense. Of course, vampires would be cold. They're "dead". Everything in this world makes perfect sense. It all interconnects, and there are no contradictions. You really feel as if you're there.

    I adored Cole and loved seeing Jane again. She was far more than the vampire groopie she was suspected of being in Claimed, and I was glad to see her own story since I did like her. Cole offers his protection, and soon he realizes that she's supposed to be his mate. There's something I really enjoy about all of the characters Zoe Winters creates. The men never force themselves on the women, and yet, they're strong types. The women, likewise, are also strong, but they have that tenderness and desire to be loved and protected.

    And the ending was one of the best I've ever read. You have to read it to know what I'm talking about, but there was the question of whether or not waiting for her "okay" to mark her as his mate was going to make Cole do something he shouldn't do. Sorry, but I can't be anymore specific than that.

    Oh, someone in the pack does want to hurt Jane, and I love who turned out to be the bad guy. Awesome job!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Love it

    Highly recommended :)

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    May Favorite in the Blood Lust Series

    I quickly learned Jane was not the same wild girl she was in Claimed. Yes, I knew Jane was disturbed in a broken kind of way. I expected the right incident to set her off, and she’d go out like a blazing flame taking everyone around her with her. I was wrong. So very wrong. I’m not sure if the spark I thought I saw in Jane was more bravado or if Paul had beaten all sense of self-worth out of her by the time I got to Mated. Truly, it saddened me to see what became of Jane. But her story isn’t unique. Men batter women all across the country. And for some reason or another the women feel as if they have no other choice but to accept it. That was Jane. Trapped in an abuse relationship with no place to turn. Her only way to fight back was to survive another day. I found Cole to be very straightforward. I’m not sure if this was a werewolf trait with the species being forthcoming with their emotions and such or what. But it worked. I liked that there were no games in love. In many ways, it’d make life easier if people were so honest with their feelings. Ms. Winters mentioned in the past her Blood Lust series were standalone. I’d say definitely yes with this book. The novella starts months? after Claimed and is so focused on Jane and Cole, there’s no time for back story from the other novellas in the series. Of the three books, I’d have to say this was my favorite.

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Read

    Third in the series so you need to read Kept (1st) and Claimed (2nd). Zoe Winters has a way with making her characters come to life and not be cookie cutter types. I have read all three. If you like Zoe's books you will like Nicky Charles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Great potential but falls flat

    This could have been so good. Not til the last chapter do you feel any connection between them. Weak and sad. Disappointing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    GREAT

    Great book must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2011

    Interesting werewolf Vamp scenario-pretty good

    I enjoyed the book a lot, it had some interesting views/spins on werewolves and vampires. The psychological portrayals in it were interesting too, though I dislike the use of the word "f***ing" so much. It was altogether a good story; I don't know that is was worth purchasing though, more of a one time read for me.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    I love this author!

    I have now read four of this authors books. Zoe Winters is a joy to read. Her books are just sexy, just romantic, and just suspenceful enough that it is hard to put them down. If you like to have a blast while you read you need to read her!

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    LOVED IT!

    I have read all three books in this series. They are all awesome! I think this one is my favorite. Could not put it down. Good story line, entertaining characters, steamy romance! Great read.

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  • Posted May 28, 2011

    Amazing

    I came across this book thinking that it was just another paranormal teen type book. However once i began reading, i could not put it down. Now i am hooked on the entire series and i am so glad that i gave this book a chance.

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  • Posted May 8, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    You must check it out!

    I love Jane & Cole! The history behind vampires and werewolves is out this world! This is my first time reading Zoe Winters's work. Makes me want to read more about the characters and the world she created. I love the interesting take on werewolves! Its so different from the other werewolves I read. I would really like to to read more from her! If love a good story with paranormals Zoe winters is the one to read! The novella "Kept" is free at her website. She is one of the authors I will be devoted to read.

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    couldnt put it down!

    1of my top favorites! i read it all in 1day because i couldnt put the book down, and love the characters.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    This is GREAT!

    I really enjoyed this book and will def see if any other books are avail from this author. recommend!

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    OMG!!!!

    ok i love the 1st and 2nd book but the 3rd was by far the BEST of all three! i much say zoe winters is a great writer, and im a very picky reader. these are some the best PR books ive ever read as McD's says I'm loving it lol all these books are a must read!

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    if you like werewolfs read it

    I really love werewolf books and I thought this was a fantasic book I read it in one day I could NOT put it down for a minute

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2010

    highly recommended - you must read this one as well as the first two.

    Mated (A paranormal romance in the Blood LUST TRILOGY, 3). keeps you on your toes.
    Wonderful action and Zoe
    Winters' does a great job of putting you in the action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2010

    better as a stand alone book

    All three stories of the Blood Lust trilogy were okay. What I don't like is what Zoe Winters did to the character of Paul in the third book. She turned him from a loyal friend of Anthony's into a villain. If I didn't read the second book, I would have liked the third book of the trilogy. Changing Paul's character gave it a bad taste.

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  • Posted December 7, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Reasonable Afternoon Read

    It's a workable fantasy romance. The characters aren't deeps, the writing is middle of the range, and the plot is exactly to the last detail how one could predict it.

    All of that said, I enjoyed the read. It was a light bit of fluff that kept in engaged for the hour it took to read it. I think it's a bit over priced but was still enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2010

    Not Worth the Read

    I wasn't very impressed by any of the three books in this trilogy. They were severely lacking in detail and writing style. I read all three of them in hopes that they would get better, but you never got the sense of who the characters actually were. I was disappointed.

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  • Posted November 6, 2010

    Wonderful!

    This is another novella that I loved and really got into. I could not put it down! If you enjoy the paranormal and romance this is a good book to check out; also read the first two novellas in the trilogy!

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