Elemental Mating

Elemental Mating

by Milly Taiden

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ISBN-13: 9780399585791
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Series: An A.L.F.A. Novel , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 174,818
File size: 823 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Milly Taiden loves to write sexy stories. She is the author of over ten paranormal and contemporary romance series.

Milly lives in New York City with her hubby, their boy child and their little dog “Needy Speedy”. She’s aware she’s bossy, is addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn’t, right?) and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

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Elemental Mating 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Elemental Mating by Milly Taiden is the first book in her new A.L.F.A. series. Melinda Caster, our heroine, is a scientist who is working in Uganda. She has discovered a virus and a possible antidote. Parish Hamel, our hero, arrives on the scene a short time after Melinda discovers how the effect of this serum acts on mice. It turns out Hamel is a government agent for A.L.F.A (Alpha League Federal Agency), and he is a Jaguar shifter. Hamel has been assigned to protect Melinda, though she does not know this, and is told he is another scientist interested in her findings. It seems this virus does not kill, but instead increases their ability beyond that of normal humans. Someone has been tracking Melinda, and looking for the virus; as both her house and workplace were destroyed. A few times, Melinda finds herself saved by a lone Jaguar, which shocks her, but she begins to look at the Jaguar as her savior. Of course, it will be much later when she finds out that Hamel is the Jaguar. Hamel recognizes early on that Melinda is his mate. This was a very promising story, with some excitement, demons, and a couple that had a lot of sexual chemistry together. However, despite the intended humor, I thought when they both ended up in the Demon realm, the humor was totally off the wall for me. That being said, Elemental Mating had an interesting and exciting theme, and a sexy couple. If you enjoy a shifter story line, with this type of humor, then you should give Elemental Mating a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Save your money
sportochick More than 1 year ago
In this fast-paced paranormal romance, the reader will quickly see the author's' creative genius as she weaves an exciting story around the Zika virus and the unusual anomalies it creates. Her portrayal of Melinda as a klutzy extraordinary scientist is done to perfection allowing some humorous scenes that will cause the reader to laugh. This part of her personality takes the could be boring scientist and gives her an adorable quirk. Parts of the story involving jaguar-shifter Agent Parish Hamel at times felt too plain for his larger than life personality but those instances are rare because this man knows how to be in charge and get what he wants. It is quite adorable how he forces himself to be patient, focus on his mate's welfare and not try to bulldoze her into accepting him. Additionally, secondary characters such as Sefu, Lamozierus, and Cuzork expand on the mysticism and danger in this story creating a very exciting plot that will keep the reader mesmerized to the very last page. I give this 4.5 stars for the author's superb manner of keeping the forward movement of the story intricate, exciting and smoking hot. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Elemental Mating is the first in a new series by Milly Taiden. I love that this book takes place in Uganda. I absolutely adore the fact that our heroine, Melinda, is a gifted scientist. I liked the mix of science and paranormal. I enjoyed the story. I just wish I could have felt the attraction between jaguar-shifter Agent Parish Hamel and Melinda more. It felt a little forced to me which is not usually an issue in this authors work. That being said; bring on the next installment.
Kindle_Loving_Mom More than 1 year ago
I really like Milly Taiden's Paranormal Dating Agency series, so I was looking forward to this new series. However, it didn't grab me nearly as well as PDA did. Melinda Caster is a scientist working in Uganda on a previously undiscovered virus. It doesn't kill people, instead it seems to give extra cognitive abilities. She's been researching the effects, and trying to come up with some hard facts. That's what she respects, hard facts. She doesn't believe what she can't see. A lot of that is linked to her childhood, and her zealot parents always using their religion as a weapon against her. She left at 18 and never looked back. She doesn't have a good track record with men either. She worked for the CDC until she was betrayed by a former lover who took credit for her work. She'll never make that mistake again. Parish Hamel is an agent for the A.L.F.A. squad, a federal agency co-op between the American government and shifters. He's a jaguar shifter, and he's been sent to Uganda to watch over Melinda, and find out the details about this virus. He's undercover as a doctor. He knows as soon as he sees Mel that she's his mate. But, she's a scientist and has no idea shifters even exist. How can he explain it all to her where she won't think he's insane? Hamel and Mel had good chemistry, but I had a bit of a hard time caring about them as a couple. Mostly, I think, because I just wasn't that into Melinda as a character. For an apparently brilliant scientist, she had quite a few TSTL (Too Stupid to Live) moments. She wasn't irredeemable by any means, I just wasn't a huge fan. Meanwhile, Hamel had multiple opportunities to tell Mel the truth about who he was, what he was, and why he was there, but didn't take them. Technically, he was undercover, so he wasn't supposed to tell her, but as his mate, he could have made an exception. That all could've been only slightly problematic, but then, the story took a whole other turn I didn't see coming, and it just didn't work for me. It caught me a little off guard, and I wasn't a big fan of that part of the story line. I can't say anything more about that without spoilers, so I'll leave it there. The main characters definitely had some insta-lust, and due to the mating situation, insta-love as well, especially on Hamel's side. I have no problem with that at all, in fact I love it. I actually expect it at this point in a shifter romance. I liked the banter between them, and their interactions were mostly fun and sexy, especially in their dreams! Due to the setting, we didn't get to meet any of Hamel's agency cohorts, and we only met his boss via phone calls. So, there wasn't much ability to set up the next book in the series with side characters we'd like to see more of. Overall, this book was just ok for me. It won't stop me from reading the author in the future, but I'm not sure if I'd read more from this series.