The Shaman's Temptation

The Shaman's Temptation

by Erin Moore

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A Shaman's temptation could be the undoing of his people...

Madeleine Greenway, perfectionist and analyst for Surety Bank, has no place in her rigidly organized life for something as unpredictable as a man, much less a Native American shaman. Sent to the White Mountain reservation to help the tribe finance its new casino, she meets Tak, a proud, beautiful Apache, and finds herself surrounded by something magical in the Arizona desert. His touch becomes a passport to otherworldly bliss, and the strange coyote she sees makes her question what's real. But it's the amazing sex with Tak that makes Madeleine lose sight of her goal--to guarantee that Surety Bank's investment in the casino won't fail.

Last in a long line of shaman shape-shifters, Tak Nah-Kah-Yen has sworn a vow of celibacy to his gods. But Madeleine's lithe body and honeyed lips compel him to forswear his pledge, claiming her for his own. His passion for her overshadows his link to his gods at a time when he most needs their help. Desperate to find funding for the casino and lift his people out of poverty, he'd accepted start-up money from less than savory sources who are willing to kill to guarantee their profit--the profit Madeleine's bank jeopardizes...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148543763
Publisher: Etopia Press
Publication date: 09/18/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 558 KB

About the Author

Erin has been writing for years, but only recently found her voice with paranormal romances. She lives with her two little ones, escape artist dog, and husband in Georgia. She loves to travel, read, and connect with her readers! Erin's books are Kissed by Moonlight, The Shaman's Temptation, and Awakened by the Minotaur.

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The Shaman's Temptation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to be honest—this probably wouldn’t have been something I picked out on my own if it hadn’t been recommended to me, but I’m always open to try new things and in this case, I’m glad I did. The Shaman’s Temptation is an engaging, quick read with a solid mix of romance and mysticism. Madeleine, the female lead, is a young white woman who finds herself entangled with a hot Native American man, Tak. They meet as the result of her job, which lands her smack in the middle of a Native American reservation in Arizona. Imagine Madeleine’s surprise when the man she’s dreamt about is suddenly standing right in front of her. (Never mind that he’s visited her as a coyote too…) The chemistry and attraction are instantaneous, but it’s not accompanied by the dreaded ‘insta-love’, which I was grateful for. They do, however, waste little time before getting physical. Now, I don’t read much erotic literature, but a pet peeve of mine is sex scenes that are over-described and read like clinical manuals…thankfully this story was far from that. Ms. Moore is adept at turning up the heat, and her love scenes are well-crafted, with just the right balance of description and emotion.  I did find myself frustrated with the characters at times. Tak had vowed celibacy for the benefit of his tribe, yet he fell off the wagon (in a major way) with Madeleine…only to say nope, sorry I can’t do this after all…then cave in to his desires again. He’d already appeared to her before they met ‘for real’, and knew he was attracted to her, so I was like DUDE, have a little self-control or drop the hot/cold act. Thus began the mental tug of war for Tak that left Madeleine hurt and confused and me as a reader yelling at them through my Kindle. All that being said, the fact that I railed against some of the choices the characters made and questioned their decisions means that I was fully invested in the story, which is a very good thing. This novella comes to a satisfying close that makes you appreciate any hardships the characters have experienced along the way. Erin Moore is a fine storyteller and I’d definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quick, hot read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed The Shaman's Temptation, a short but steamy romantic novella. The heroine, Madeleine Greenway, a bank analyst, visits an Apache reservation as part of her research to determine whether her bank should approve an investment. The people of the tribe are planning to open a casino, which they hope will improve their financial situation. Madeleine meets Tak, a sexy Apache who appears to have some paranormal abilities. They share dreams of one another, and their attraction is instant and powerful. Although Tak has sworn celibacy, it doesn't take long before his feelings for Madeleine tempt him to break his vow. They become involved in a relationship, but there are difficulties. Although Madeleine is drawn to Tak's love of nature and devotion to his people, her own lifestyle is very different from his. Besides, she may have bad news for his tribe when she learns more about their plans for financing the casino. The story is beautifully told, with lyrical passages and plenty of eroticism. I liked the touch of Native American mysticism, which fit into the story well, without being overpowering. I read The Shaman's Temptation in one sitting, turning the pages avidly, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys hot, romantic novellas.
SusanDayAuthor1 More than 1 year ago
Erin Moore is a very descriptive writer and in The Sharman's Temptation we meet a couple whose passion for each other is powerful and intense. Madeleine Greenway is a smart and beautiful executive who has moved to Arizona to enjoy the natural beauty of the desert. She works for a company called Surety Bank who are helping a Native American Tribe, White Mountain, to purchase a casino. Madeleine's understanding of the finance world is a real godsend for the tribe. Tak is strong and handsome but is tormented by his loyalty to his tribe and his own desires. He is also a shape shifter able who changes into the form of a coyote. The passion between the two is powerful and immediate. It grows as they learn more about each other but is threatened by Tak's pride and fear of doing the wrong thing by his tribe. This book gives the reader an interesting insight into the Native American people's relationship with casinos and the gambling culture. Tak wants the money raised from gambling to be put into rehabilitation centres, schools and medical centres and in doing so becomes Madeleine's hero. This story blends the old and the new of American culture and lives. The ancient Native Americans, First people, and the hard, fast moving world of banks and finances. This is a fast paced book which most adults will enjoy. I would have liked more information about shape shifting which is a subject I find fascinating. Also, I was interested in what effect the casino had on the people of the White Mountain Reservation. Perhaps there is a sequel in the making? I hope so.
RAMcCandless More than 1 year ago
Erin Moore’s “The Shaman’s Temptation, is a light, fun read. The overall flow of the story is smooth, and the characters capture the imagination. While I enjoyed reading it, I was wondering if a deeper understanding of fantasy or Native American culture was necessary. I’m happy to report it’s not. Moore keep these plot points to a minimum, using them as tools for the story, but not bogging it down with them. Moore tells the romantic story of Madeleine, a pretty bank analyst sent to a Reservation outside of Phoenix to review the financial plans for a new casino. She taps into both the clash of modern culture with the Native American life, portrayed by Takshilim – Tak - a hunky shaman who is trying to help his people. Before they even meet, they find they have a connection to each other. Once they are near enough to recognize each other, the sparks really begin to fly. Moore does a good job developing the story and the main characters, and the flow of her writing is very smooth. Madeleine finds herself caught between her attraction for Tak, and her life as a bank analyst. Tak, on the other hand, finds himself torn between his commitment to his people, and the obvious depth of emotions he feels for Madeleine. Of course, not all is flowers and rainbows for Madeleine and Tak. The loan for the Reservation’s casino, which could potentially change a whole people’s lives, is at risk. Dangerous characters are prowling around the edges, and could force Madeleine and Tak to take sides against each other. I think it is here that Moore lets the romance and passion of her two main character override some of the other elements of her story. Some of the minor characters could have benefited from greater development, and the plot resolves itself too quickly. In “The Shaman’s Template”, Moore brings life to both the romance and the mental struggle of Madeleine and Tak, as they navigate their way through their commitments and their emotional connection. The passion gets very steamy, and the pacing moves the story along quickly.