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 Dara Joy's world of shape-shifters, wizards, obsession, and passion so hot, the pages will melt in your hands.
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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
Cat Got Your Tongue?

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: 9780843944464
  • Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Series: Matrix of Destiny Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 391
  • Product dimensions: 4.17 (w) x 6.77 (h) x 1.09 (d)

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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  • Posted March 3, 2013

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    Matrix of Destiny continues

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    I have read the sample

    I would like to read the rest of the story but it won't let me purches it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Love the story

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    A fun refreshing story.

    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.

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

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    Sexy Adventure

    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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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    Captivating

    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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  • Posted September 24, 2010

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    Great book

    Never heard of the author before but book was really good. Glad I decided to try it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    LOVED THE ENTIRE TRILOGY!

    Perfect amount of romance, perfect amount humor, plot of the story never waivered, the characters were very original and fun through out the entire series. It was a very entertaining read! finished all 3 books in five days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2005

    Hot! Hot! Hot!

    This book is non-stop from the first page. It is the kind od book that will hold you captive! The characters are excellent and you feel drawn into the action....and don't even get me started about the sex scenes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2004

    HOT! HOT! HOT!

    THIS IS A GREAT BOOK AND A GREAT SERIES. THE MAIN CHARACTERS ARE GREAT AND SEXY IN THEIR OWN WAYS. THIS BOOK TAKES YOU FURTHER INTO THE WORLD OF FAMILIARS AND MAGIC. CAN'T WAIT UNTIL DARA IS ALLOWED TO WRITE ANOTHER IN THIS SERIES. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO READ ABOUT TRAED.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2003

    I kept my Copy!

    I read this when it first came out, have read it again, and am considering reading it again. You are drawn in to a world that seems conceivably real and the private moments are enthralling. I can't wait for the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2003

    when is the next book comming?

    For anyone who is brousing....BUY THIS BOOK!!! You will thank me .. I can not wait till the next book...Hurry Dara!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2003

    Flawed but still a good read

    This book was well written and fast-paced. It kept the general flow of the series without too much review. It was nice hearing about characters from the previous books and their continuing development. (Yannif is always good for a laugh!) However, I wish there had been a little more time spent on developing the character of Jenise. Faced with a well meaning but overbearing and deceptive mate, she is irritatingly naive. You would not expect a women who weilds such power even as a pawn to be so reactive and indecisive. However, if you put your women's lib sensibilities on ice, this is an excellent addition to the Matrix of Destiny line. I hope the author decides to finish the storylines. Finding Traed some peace would make a good addition to this matrix.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2003

    A wonderful novel

    Dara Joy wote a great book. This was one of the best books i've EVER read. A perfect love story. The book is even better than the cover. I recomend this book to Everyone!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2003

    must read

    I first read this book and couldn't take my habds off of it i. i could not put it down. i wanted to by the bok buy forgot the name. now that i no it im going to buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2002

    One of the best!

    I thought this one one of the best romance novels I have read. I didn't realize it was part of a saga. I read this one first,and I'm working on the others now. I love the idea of the cats and the familiars.the imagination in this seris is great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2002

    Enjoyed the story. A keeper.

    Loved the story, characters, the plot. Definitely a keeper and a reread, and a reread, and a.... Love ALL Dara Joy's books. But...want to know what happened to the Familiar who was left on the trash heap. When will you write about him and the impending war? Dara?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2002

    HOT!!!!!!

    Wow!!! My sister-in-law had this book and told me I should read it. She knew I loved to read romance novels and that I liked fantasy books. She handed me the book and when I first saw the gorgeous hunk on the cover I knew it would be good, but I had no idea. Every woman should have a man like Gian Ren to come home to. The love scenes were the best I've ever read!! I can't wait to read the others in this series. I know of Rejar but are there any others?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2002

    WOW what a great book

    I have read this whole series. I love it. Every woman would love to have a man such as them. Tell me. When are you going to finish this series??? I have been checking this site for more of these books for over 2 years now. Don't like your other books as well. When can we expect another such book ???

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2002

    omg....wow...and ugggggggggggg

    i am spellbound...never have i read anything so devastatingly addicting...more please!!!

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