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Mine to Take

Mine to Take

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Imagination doesn't get much hotter than in the sizzling and seductive romances of Dara Joy -- and her brand-spanking-new paranormal romance is so hot, it cooks! Her storytelling has never been better, and her flights of fantasy have rarely soared higher than in Mine to Take. This is one book that can be judged by its sizzling cover. Welcome to

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Imagination doesn't get much hotter than in the sizzling and seductive romances of Dara Joy -- and her brand-spanking-new paranormal romance is so hot, it cooks! Her storytelling has never been better, and her flights of fantasy have rarely soared higher than in Mine to Take. This is one book that can be judged by its sizzling cover. Welcome to Dara Joy's world of shape-shifters, wizards, obsession, and passion so hot, the pages will melt in your hands.

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Jessi Rose Lucas
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Imagination doesn't get much hotter than in the sizzling and seductive romances of Dara Joy -- and her brand-spanking-new paranormal romance is so hot, it cooks! Her storytelling has never been better, and her flights of fantasy have rarely soared higher than in Mine to Take. This is one book that can be judged by its cover -- a sexy hunk strapped with his arms raised above his head, cuffed from above, and not a stitch to be seen anywhere near his perfectly formed torso!

For readers familiar with Rejar, her previous novel, Mine to Take treads a bit on classic Dara Joy territory -- a world of powerful wizards, women of great wisdom, and male slaves of startling sensuality. Joy introduces us in this one to handsome tomcat Gian, of the breed of shape-shifting Familiars. These are cat people of sorts who are docile in many ways, but exhibit heightened sensual tendencies. But Gian is chained in the dungeon of cold and cruel Karpon, who intends to use the young Familiar for a nasty trick. Karpon wants the power in the kingdom and will stop at nothing to get it. Unfortunately, the people of this alternate world look to the beautiful young Jenise for leadership, and Karpon is obsessed with the woman. But he's devised a plan to wrest her power from her -- he will force a mating between Jenise and Gian, and when the people discover that Jenise has been "ruined" by a Familiar, they will execute Gian while Karpon will be seen as a hero. It's a bit of a bizarre method of operating, but Jenise knows that Karpon is just crazy enough to carry it out.

When Jenise spies the attractive Familiar in his prison cell, she feels an immediate love for him, and she knows what she must do. She will beat Karpon at his own game -- she will mate with Gian, and use this moment to escape her own bondage in the palace.

While this sounds like a wild plot (and it is!), the romance bursts through as we get to know Gian and he in turn gets to know Jenise and teaches her about the feline love of the Familiars. Sexy, spicy, and definitely to be read at night (preferably with perfumed sheets, some lit candles, and with any luck, a Familiar of one's own nearby), Mine to Take is the cat's meow! This is a paranormal romance that's one of this season's steamiest reads.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780585298870
Publisher:
NetLibrary, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Matrix of Destiny Series, #3

Meet the Author

Hailed as “a breakout talent!” and "a publishing phenomenon" by Publisher’s Weekly, Dara Joy has written eight consecutive New York Times and USAToday bestselling novels. This award winning author is known for writing layered, inventive stories, brimming with fiery sensuality with strong, unique characters. Millions of her books have been sold worldwide and have been translated into several languages, including German, Norwegian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, Thai, and Russian. Ms Joy resides with a smile in Massachusetts.

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Mine to Take 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
ramore More than 1 year ago
Great addition to the Matrix of Destiny series. Parts of the book will make more sense if you have read the first two books in the series, but there is a stand-alone story that is well told. Familiar Gian is rescued from the evil Karpon by Jenise after he agrees to an unorthodox bargain. In exchange for his release, he is to take her virginity. What familiar would turn down that arrangement? It quickly becomes more than a simple de-flowering when feelings and instinct become involved. With Karpon on their tail, they must run through danger and through several worlds until they arrive at their Destiny. The story is told in a manner that is both humorous and sensuous at the same time. There is action, adventure, and romance. You will re-meet several characters from Knight of Trillion Stars and Rejar continuing the 'Destiny' storyline, which will make you want to keep reading the series. I listened to the audiobook which was well done.
A-Greene More than 1 year ago
Gian Ren is H-O-T! Yup, that pretty much sums him up. He is a king amongst the familiars, beings that can take the form of a cat and who are extremely sensual. He has been captured, drugged, and is hanging by chains in a nasty dungeon. Jenise learns that a powerful man from another realm is being held prisoner. She is desperate to escape her step-uncle, who plans on marrying her and, by taking her virginity, becoming king. So, she sneaks down to the dungeon and her jaw hits the floor when she spies Gian Ren. She puts her plan into action. She needs to rid herself of her virginity to stop Karpon from taking the throne. However, Gian Ren recognizes her as his one and only mate and he refuses to leave her behind while he escapes. Their perilous adventure of escaping from her world and avoiding the soldiers that her uncle sends after them. This book has a strong tone of sci-fi and much for futuristic that the past books within the series, however, it isn't over powering and the romance is solid.I highly recommend readers give this series a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would like to read the rest of the story but it won't let me purches it.
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Great read
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Not too graphic, which was a nice change. It reminded me somewhat of "Star Wars meets up with the Shape Shifters." Nice adventure and a good read gor when you want to take a break from the more intense romance books. Loved the characters, but feel that there should be another book following this one. Would love to know what happened to Dariq - if he survived, and if the Familiars are going to extract revenge against the monster in charge of Jenise's village. Yes, hope there will be another book.
ReadingRaven More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable book. The intimate moments are really sexy and the heroine is a strong woman. Of course, the hero is stronger. Great sexy adventure!! This was my first Dara Joy book, and I will definitely be reading more of her books.
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margie falder More than 1 year ago
I applaud this author. For such a captivating story, I could not put it down. Like in the story it had a spell on me.
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