Mating Instinct (Moon Shifter Series #3)

Mating Instinct (Moon Shifter Series #3)

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by Katie Reus
     
 

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As the beast within struggles to break free, he must learn to be what she needs...

Surviving for centuries, powerful lupine shifter Jayce Kazan managed to stay away from humans until he met Kat Saburova and was consumed by the need to protect her. But while Jayce shared his passion with the human seer, he refused to make her his bondmate—a…  See more details below

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As the beast within struggles to break free, he must learn to be what she needs...

Surviving for centuries, powerful lupine shifter Jayce Kazan managed to stay away from humans until he met Kat Saburova and was consumed by the need to protect her. But while Jayce shared his passion with the human seer, he refused to make her his bondmate—a refusal that caused the end of their relationship.

A year later, an attack that left Kat near death has resulted in another lupine shifter turning her. Furious that he wasn’t the one to save her, Jayce is determined to show Kat that he is the one she should rely on. But the newly turned shifter is still traumatized and worried that she’ll hurt those she loves, unless she can learn to control her inner wolf.

And as Jayce struggles to protect Kat from her own worst instincts and convince her to rekindle their love, the extremists who almost killed her are looking to finish the job…

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A newly turned werewolf and a centuries-old shifter enforcer mend their broken relationship amid a plot to escalate war between humans and shifters in this sexy but hollow third Moon Shifter paranormal (after Primal Possession). Werewolf Jayce Kazan refused to mate-bond with human Kat Saburova, knowing it would make her a target for all his enemies. Kat walked out on him, but after she was captured and tortured by antishifter terrorists, another shifter turned her into a werewolf to save her life. Now that she and Jayce are packmates, Jayce’s possessive nature and Kat’s desire crank up to full force. Though the continuing antagonism between the antishifter group and the werewolves is central to moving the story forward, the mystery takes a back seat to the lust—and growing love—between the broken-hearted exes. Those familiar with the series will be glad to see the world further developed. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
Praise for Alpha Instinct:

“A great new series!”—Fresh Fiction

“Sexy alphas, kick-ass heroines, and twisted villains will keep you turning the pages…a winner.”—Caridad Piñeiro, New York Times bestselling author of The Claimed

“A wild, hot ride… The story grabs you and doesn’t let go.”—Cynthia Eden, author of Angel in Chains

Kirkus Reviews
Lupine shifter Jayce Kazan left Kat Saburova in order to protect her from a perilous, immortal existence, despite his passion for her. Now that she's been turned, can he forgive himself for not being there when she needed him most, while keeping her safe from the people determined to kill them all? As an ancient law enforcer for the otherworldly shifters, Jayce has kept his passions in check and his involvement with humans to a minimum, until he meets Kat Saburova. No woman--human or shifter--has ever tantalized him like Kat does, but when he refuses to make their relationship permanent, she leaves him. A year later, Kat is kidnapped by an anti-shifter hate group, and her injuries are so life-threatening that a shifter friend saves her by turning her. Jayce can't forgive himself for not keeping her safe and for not being the one to turn her. Now that she's a shifter, he's determined to hone her skills so she'll always be safe, while also convincing her that she can depend on him and share her life with him. Jayce is the sexiest thing Kat has ever encountered, and as willing as she is to hop back into his bed, she knows she can't trust him. As a brand new shifter, she's angry and vulnerable yet determined never to be a victim again, which is a good thing, since there's a serious threat on the loose, and it has shifters and Kat in particular in its cross hairs. Katie Reus' third book in the Moon Shifter series is a fast-paced page turner that keeps her romantic suspense/paranormal audience engaged and intrigued. Jayce is a mega–alpha male, both enthralled and infuriated by his intrepid mate, who is bravely facing the trauma of her recent kidnapping experience and the reality of her new life. A sexy, well-crafted paranormal romance that succeeds with smart characters and creative worldbuilding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101604014
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Series:
Moon Shifter Series , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
46,142
File size:
854 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Alpha Instinct:

“A great new series!”—Fresh Fiction

“Sexy alphas, kick-ass heroines, and twisted villains will keep you turning the pages…a winner.”—Caridad Piñeiro, New York Times bestselling author of The Claimed

“A wild, hot ride… The story grabs you and doesn’t let go.”—Cynthia Eden, author of Angel in Chains

Meet the Author

Katie Reus fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she’d pilfered from her mom’s stash. After changing majors too many times to count, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance. When she’s not creating stories, she can usually be found spending time with her family or one of the many animals they’ve adopted over the years.

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Mating Instinct (Moon Shifter Series #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
MelissaPorter32 More than 1 year ago
It was so easy to get into Jayce and Kat's story. I enjoyed the fact that Katie was able to set up scenes for other books to come out. It was like getting a sneek peak into a new book that would soon be coming. This story flowed perfectly. It was like you can imagine it really going on. Kat is a strong person who got stronger as the story went. She wanted to prove to herself that she could take care of herself if needed. She was guarding herself from being hurt a second time from Jayce. She was holding back her feelings. She thought there would be no chance of them ever making it work. Jayce had stated his claim right in the begining of the book. He was jealous and stubborn. I loved that he expressed his feelings first. Kat and Jayce balanced each other.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in beautiful and graceful may i join?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ScissorKit is a white tom with silver eyes. He has long claws for a newborn kit and is always hungry. He is a very playful cat that likes to take after his father, NightGaze. He has black paws and his warrior name will be ScissorDeath. His poawers are to be able to slice things with his claws as if they were scissors. <br> <p> MirageKit is a shy shekit with a red coat. She will has bright blue eyes. She is shy and sticks to her parents. She will have one friend that she would talk to, and she spends the rest of her time practicing attacks and hunting and s<_>ex. She ahs a black tipped tail. Her warrior name willl be MirageDawn. Her powers are to teleport when she is near heat. <p> DareKit is a black tom with dark gray stripes going down his back. He is a rebel/prankster and plays with his sister, RoyalKit. His eyes are a dark, forest green. His warrior name will be DareBlood. His powers are to hypnotize cats to make thek do what he wants. He listens to his sisters ideas for fun. He is the strongest, bravest, and the most active kit. By active, i mean he does a lot of things. He 'practices' with his favorite sis. <p> RoyalKit is a jet black shekit with deep, royal blue. She is a very bossy and playful cat, that plays with her brother, DareKit. She doesnt have any powers, but she likes to prove that she is still the best kit even without powers. She is playful and practices s<_>ex with her favorite brother. <p> if you want to rp these kits, you have to be VERY VERY ACTIVE!!! and ask before you barge in. Their dad is NightGaze. ~ Elysium.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in.
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Thunder, meet me in result ten. Lyric, please dont go! I wanted to discuss something
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Okay i'm done here. I'm tired of gettig impostwred every five seconds. I'm adopting a symbol. If my post doesnt have this: &#29748 ITS NOT REALLY ME!" She padded out.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kat and Jayce's story couldn't be more exciting. I loved the nonstop action, getting to know the pack better and such worthy bad guys. In one word, this book was great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grwat read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was by far my favorite one!! I cant wait to read about erin and noah!!!!!!! Hope she keeps writing these books!! I would be lost without them!!!
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I will continue to follow this series.
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areeths More than 1 year ago
*I do not reveal spoilers from this story but do discuss the previous books in this review* Initial: Wow, this was great story. I could not put it down, Jayce and Kat pulled me into their story. I think I have a new favorite alpha wolf. Story thoughts: I am a huge fan of the world Katie Reus has built in this series. I love the idea of a world where we know paranormal beings exist; it is the perfect setting for some great conflict and growth.  And this story hits the mark.  We are still dealing with Kat&rsquo;s kidnapping by the by the Anti-paranormal league (APL) and her transformation into a wolf from Primal Possession. In this installment, people are being attacked and it is assumed it is a shifter so there is more pressure on the Armstrong-Cordona pack to keep safe and stick together. The APL is still moving forward with its plans to destroy the relationship the pack has with the surrounding area. Character Thoughts: What can I say, I love Jayce and Kat. We learn more about their past and how they both have issues they need to overcome before they can be truly happy together. I love it when a character&rsquo;s emotions pull me into their world. Jayce is so alpha male, at points I was frustrated with his alpha ways but he has this outer shell that is slowly cracking when he is around Kat, that side of him is just perfect. He is really struggling with understanding his feelings about Kat.  Now, Kat is strong female, all the woman in this series are strong. I like this balance with the male characters, keeps them on their toes.  Kat is now dealing with some serious issues- the kidnapping and becoming a wolf. This alone is enough to make anyone crack but she finds a reason to fight her demons, and this includes letting Jayce in.  Favorite quote:  Aiden just chuckled. &ldquo;I can take care of myself. It&rsquo;s fun to mess with males fighting their mating instinct.&rdquo; Final thoughts: Loved this book.  I am sad I have to wait months for the next book in this series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am still trying to finish this book. It just keeps dragging at parts. Not as smooth a read as the first two books in this series.
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FranJessca More than 1 year ago
&quot;Mating Instinct&quot;, the third book the Moon Shifter series has become my FAVE out of the series so far. I had a hard time putting down this book. (I seriously gave my hubby the evil eye whenever he interrupted me while I was reading this book....Needless to say, he learned his lesson) =)  ( First off, I highly recommend you read this series in order. Katie continues each book where it is left off at, but with different characters. ) Kat Saburova is adjusting to her new life as a shifter, and she's trying to get over what happened to her in &quot;Primal Possession&quot;, but she's having a difficult time. She's realizing being a shifter requires following pack laws, but it is going to take time to learn them all. She also needs someone to teach her the pack laws. In the mean time though, she has Jayce Kazan to worry about. He was her past love and now he is making it known he wants back in her life. Kat is not making it easy for him. He is trying to make amends with her and let her know what happened in the past and why he lied to her about the bond...but Kat is being more than difficult.  Jayce Kazan is one of the enforcers to the shifters and he is town on official business, as well as taking care of Kat...or at least trying to. He is going to step up and teach her how being shifter is like and take care of her training.  Kat has her goals set on vengeance against the APL and she'll do everything in her power on making that vengeance come true without the pack. Unfortunately, the APL has their own plans.  In fact someone is putting the blame on shifters on recent killings in the town, but none of Conner's pack has any involvement in it. Jayce is trying to figure out another matter, but he is also going to find out who is actually putting the bad spotlight on the shifters as well. &quot;Mating Instinct&quot; is a ride full of sexual tension, suspense, and emotions that will make you keep turning the page. You'll fall in love with these shifters and will be determined to get rid of the APL just like they are. Kat and Jayce have to be my fave couple out of this series so far. I clicked with Kat because even after everything she went through in the second book, she has proven she is a strong female character and she is not to be messed with. She's stubborn at times and a little reckless, but she is such an amazing match for Jayce.  Jayce is strong willed as well and very determined to prove to Kat, he loves her. It just takes him an awful darn long time to say it to her and prove it. Have I mentioned he's powerful, scary, and sexy? Oh I haven't...well now you know what I friggin' love him. =)  This book even made me hungry while reading it. I was craving chocolate while reading certain scenes. =) (*evil smile*) Let's just say Jayce's scent that Kat is smelling every time he gets worked up.....is what I'm referring to. (*another evil smile*) I love how Katie continues each book where it was left off at, but of course with different characters to continue the story. She does continue the story of previous characters into each book so you know what the characters are up to. Connor plays a major role in this book and Liam shows up as well, who were the lead male characters from the other books. I love me some Liam and Connor....but for some reason Jayce stole my heart more after reading &quot;Mating Instinct&quot;. Maybe it was the chocolate...or maybe it was because he came back to Kat.  If you have read the first two books in the series, you'll definitely enjoy this installment. If you haven't read this series yet, what are you waiting for? Add it to your TBR to read later or get it when it comes out and start reading.  I am really curious on what is going to happen next, especially when it comes to the APL. Will they ever find out who is really running the show...and what about certain characters that I want to find out more about.  I highly recommend this book and give it 5 full moons. If you love the paranormal romance genre, love shifters, and love Katie Reus...you definitely need to read this book and series. =)  I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
WHiggins More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The characters and storyline were alive and kept you wanting to read more. This is the first book of this series I have read and didn&rsquo;t have any problem following along with the journey. I look forward to following this series and read more from this author. Thank you Ms. Reus for a great pack to follow.
TiDubb More than 1 year ago
Katie Reus has a talent for writing dark, intense, hot alpha characters with kick-ass heroines who knows how to tame the beast. This is why I am a hug fan of this author. She hit the mark with Jayce Kazan and Kat Saburova. I fell for this couple back in Primal Possession when the author gave us glimpses of their relationship. Jayce and Kat had a passionate relationship when Kat was a human. She walked away from him after learning he lied to her about turning her into a shifter instead he just did not want to bond with her Fast forward a year later, Kat is attacked so severely she nearly dies. She is turned into a shifter to save her by another shifter. Now, everywhere she turns there is Jayce. Is he hanging around because he is guilty or because he can now be with her because she is a shifter? These are the questions Kat struggles with along with learning how to live in a world that involves packs and alphas. Jayce the enforcer-the one who metes out justice. He is a loner-all other shifters fear him. Yet one small woman is capable of bringing him to his knees. Kat-whom he loves but fears the danger he will bring to her. I loved this character. We were able to get into this strong alpha's head, feel his vulnerability when it came to his &quot;mate&quot;, and watch his internal fight between his human side his primal side. There were some parts of the story that I had a few issues with. First, Brianna appears in first couple of chapters but disappears later in book. Which is okay since she was not the center of the story; however, she played a significant role when it came to the APL (Antiparanormal League) and I was surprised she was not more involved in the later scenes that involved primary members of the APL. I had expected to see a closing scene with Brianna and the APL member's wife. It just seemed like she disappeared or was forgotten. I definitely want to learn more about the Fiannas (fae warriors). Secondly, speaking of the APL, I must admit that I was a little bored with this storyline than I was in the previous books. The APL is basically a hate group that wants to rid the town of all shifters. In Primal Possession the plot involving the APL was so intense and emotionally charged that I expected that to continue in Mating Instinct. Especially since Kat suffered a severe attack from them. Instead, what appeared to be the ending of the APL, felt flat and anti-climatic. The author has a talent for going to the heart of a violent, intense attack. She pulls no punches, this is why I was disappointed with the APL scenes. Katie Reus has an uncanny knack for writing deep, intense, in depth characters. This Moon Shifter series continues to get better. This series can go into so many directions and I am happy to go along for the ride.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
UTC Guest Reviewer: Amanda. This book is full of action and drama, it is sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end. ~ Under the Covers I whipped through this series because I received this book as a review copy and I didn&rsquo;t want to pick up the series in the middle. I am so glad that I did start at the beginning not only is this a great series but I think without having the back story this book would not have been as good. We meet Kat in book one and I have to admit she&rsquo;s a bit of a bad a$$ and makes an impression. We then learn more about Jayce and Kat as a couple in book two, where they are quite the scene stealers. Both these characters have strong personalities that create sparks and massive amounts of sexual tension, by the end of book two you are ready for Kat and Jayce to get their own book! At the start of this book, we are coming out of a bad situation from book 2. We are worried about Kat and the trauma that she went through. Jayce is about out of his mind with worry but Kat is not letting him in. Jayce knows he has to earn Kats trust all over again, but if anyone is up for the task its Jayce. I love me an alpha male, all dominating and sexy, that just exudes power and Jayce is all of these and then some. He&rsquo;s one of the most powerful shifters in the US and he knows it. A man with confidence is such a sexy thing and Jayce has it in spades, except when it comes to Kat. She tore him apart when she left him, and he hasn&rsquo;t been the same since. He knows he&rsquo;s messed up and now he has to fix it, but the willful Kat is not making it easy on him. I say go on girl, make him work for it! A little groveling never hurt a man! Kat has had a time of it lately. Kidnapped and tortured she is trying to find some sort of control in her new life. She never expects that the control that she needs will come from Jayce. He seems to understand what she needs. She is finding it harder and harder to resist him, but he&rsquo;s broken her heart before and she cannot let him break it again. I really enjoy Kat as a character, she is fierce and determined. I like a feisty character! She takes an extreme circumstance and tries to make due the best that she can. She doesn&rsquo;t whine and complain but forges on. This book is full of action and drama, it is sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end. All your favorite characters are back from the previous books and we get a few glimpses for the next couple to come. I cannot wait for book four to release. I am a new fan of this series and will definitely be continuing on! *ARC provided by publisher Purchase Links: Amazon
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