Waking Sarah

Waking Sarah

by Krystal Shannan


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Council threats and Renata's deadly attack leave the Vegas pack scrambling to regroup...

Heartbroken over the death of her fiancé and tortured by a voice in her mind that's haunted her since childhood, Sarah McLain learns her true ancestry after attending her best friend Margaret's wedding. Can the pack save Sarah from the darkness that threatens to overwhelm her? Or will the wolf inside drive her over the edge before they can show her being a supernatural being is a good thing?

Chris Michaels is in charge of training the new latent werewolves at the O'Hearn mountain inn, now known as Woodhaven. His focus is tested when he finds out the beautiful but sad redhead, Sarah McLain, is his trainee. The connection he feels to her is strong but not magickal, and his wolf claims it foolish to listen to his human instincts. Can Chris heal her broken heart in time, or will he lose the woman he knows is perfect for him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495399374
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2014
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Paranormal Romance author, Krystal Shannan, lives in Texas and is married to the love-of-her-life. They have a spunky young daughter who believes in fairies. Krystal professes to loving shoes, but avoids wearing them at all costs. She teaches in the public schools and writes as much as she can in her free time. If any more spare time can be squeezed from her day, she enjoys reading romance in all genres, but especially paranormal. If it has a 'Happily Ever After', she's on board!

She is an active member in her local RWA chapter DARA.

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Waking Sarah (Vegas Mates Series) (#3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
SapphireKande1864 More than 1 year ago
The story is simple, but so good. I also liked the world building, it's not a huge world to get introduced to, but the things we learn where done very good. I also really liked Sarah, she is such a strong character and takes her time to think things through and she does things her way. I really liked how the author created a character I could see myself being friends with. This plot is pretty intense. Chris and Sarah are passionate together. They must take turns fighting for each other through each challenge that comes their way. There is danger and a few twists near the end besides the romance. The characters are introduced quickly and there is heat between Chris and Sarah instantly due to their matehood, but love is not instant nor is it easy. They are written with depth and I really liked them. Overall, My heart pounded, I laughed, I got all teary eyed, I got angry, and I smiled. What more can I ask for from a reading experience? I recommend this book - especially if you enjoy shifter and/or predestined mating stories. It is a highly enjoyable read. flag
shannybaby1 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this series so far! In Waking Sarah, you have the beautiful and fiery Sarah who is trying to deal with the loss of her fiancée, learning she is a shifter and from royal blood and finding love again! Chris Michaels just wants to find her true mate and not be lonely anymore. He instantly is attracted to Sarah but once she shifts will she be his true mate! Must read to find out! Will Chris be able to keep Sarah safe long enough for them to find out if their meant for one another? Can't wait for the next book!
SheriV More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Waking Sarah is the third book in Krystal Shannan’s amazing Vegas Mates series, and it’s interesting to see it coming from a different angle. Sarah has no idea about her wolf side, and she isn’t too happy when she does find out. Chris has always been a wolf, and he trusts his wolf with everything, and with his wolf not claiming Sarah but him feeling like she’s his mate there is a whole lot of confusion for both man and wolf. He wants Sarah, but is worried that when she finally embraces her wolf she won’t feel the same. The sub plot of Renata and the mischief she’s up to ties this story to the others, as well as the reappearance of past characters. The Renata plot advances but is far from tied up since I imagine it will be a major plot point in future books. I highly recommend this book, it’s a delightful read that moves quickly and brings some serious sexiness and emotion to the table. I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review. 
L-Tinson More than 1 year ago
When one feels like the world around you is crashing down, what do you do?? You go home to family and friends to celebrate a marriage and new beginnings... But what happens when your world tilts on its axis as you learn that you are not what you thought you were. With the help of her closest friends and Chris, the Beta of the pack, Sarah must come to grips that her private nightmare and loss really was not due to chance but evil circumstance. This is one of the best books that Krystal Shannon has written to date. If you are dying to get your hands on a great paranormal romance that has a few surprises you need to read this book. The balance between the darkness of Renata and the connection between mates is truly wonderful. I love this story and can not wait for the next Vegas Mates story to be written...
nadzNR More than 1 year ago
Wow! Is about all I can say now. I am still trying to catch my breath.  This is an awesome read.   If I were to choose which of the three titles in the series was my favourite Waking Sarah wins was hands down. It can be read as a stand-alone, however you will definitely be tempted to read the other books in the series as the characters from the previous series appears in this title.  This is an easy read and it pulled me in from the very first page.  The romance between Sarah and Chris was hot and sizzling.  It took some time for Sarah to come to grips with her feelings for Chris in light of the personal tragedy she had experienced some months ago.   I wanted more and was so disappointed when it ended.  I am now a die-hearted fan of Krystal and I can’t wait to read more of her work. This is definitely a must read for lovers of paranormal/ werewolves/shape shifter romance.
jeannietone More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Vegas Mates series. I find this series more and more in depth and interesting with each book. I am loving this series This book is about Sarah McLain and we found out that she is part wolf and not just a wolf from any line but of the royal line. It seems like everyone knew but her (poor thing), not only is she healing from a broken heart but doesn't think she is going crazy.  Enter Chis Michaels who brings Sarah back from the edge in more way then one. When he is not pissing her off over "hiding" things he is making her feel safe and makes her see there are somethings worth living for.  I hate spoiling stories and this one would be so easy for me to because I truly love the story line of the series and the characters.  There are some new characters which add to the storyline, we find out more about the council and what evil Renata is up to in this book but it leaves you  with more questions and Krystal leaves you with a cliffhanger and leaving you wanting more. By the way she is really good at that and I love and hate her for it cause I want to know what happens next... Guess i just have to wait till the next book.  I hate waiting.  * I received and ARC of this book for my honest opinion. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waking Sarah is the 3rd book in the Vega Mates series. This book is the story of the latent, heartbroken wolf Sarah and the sexy, sweet, beta wolf Chris. Sarah is a lost soul after the death of her fiancé and thinking she is off her rocker from hearing a voice in her head. She is at the end of her rope, but a small gesture from Chris turns her around. Chris is there to help Sarah accept her wolf and claim her as his mate. Once Sarah’s wolf comes to be will she and Chris be true mates? Or will the evil Renata destroy them? Great paranormal read!! I love this series. The way the author brings you in from page one and keeps you captivated until the end. The story moves at a steady pace and does not stall. You will fall in love with all of the characters. I thought “Saving Margaret” was my favorite but now I think “Waking Sarah” has that honor. I highly recommend this book and the series!
CatrinaB More than 1 year ago
In the spirit of full disclosure I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Waking Sarah is book #3 of the Vegas Mates series. Sarah is a little red headed firecracker, when not grieving over her ex fiancee's death. When she meets Chris, sparks fly in many different ways between them. Both are grieving the loss of a loved one, which gives them common ground to start from. The characters jump to life from page one, the plot has many unexpected twists. I enjoyed catching up with the couples from the previous books and all the side characters. This one ends with a cliffhanger that will likely have readers salivating for the next book. Originally reviewed for Satin Sheets Romance. 4.5 Pillows. 3 Candles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it will highley recommend it to every one it is the third book in a series I would revoked u read the first two so u know what is going on but u can read it on its own  I just loves it 
Jenny1975 More than 1 year ago
Waking Sarah is Krystal Shannan's third book in her Vegas Mates Series. Each book can be read as a stand alone book but I do recommend to read each book in order because there are lots of continuing plots that can be confusing if you haven't read the other books. In Waking Sarah, Sarah is depressed over the death of her fiancee and she medicates herself to stop the voices in her head. Turns out she is a latent shifter and with Chris Michael's help she discovers her true self.  This is hard for me to review because I don't want to spoil the story. There is a lot going on in the story line that it would be easy to spoil. I liked Sarah and Chris and all the on-going characters. The author Krystal Shannan has created a unique shifter world with fascinating characters and true villains.  All the trials and tribulations they have to go through are quite interesting but all the drama made me frustrated several times. I like drama but not tons of drama and this book has lots of drama. On the other hand, I can look past the drama because for someone like me who has read tons of shifter books, it is great to read a story that is original and different from other shifter series. I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
Flowergirlzmom1SW More than 1 year ago
Oh my! Wolf Shifters are Hot!! Oh my gosh! They just keep getting better and better! I'm now torn on which one is my favorite. Book 2 or this one. I think they are tied. I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review and honest I am. This book was AMAZING! I LOVED it!!! I thought the sexual heat and awareness between Margaret and Scott was hot but I almost think that they have nothing on Chris and Sarah. The sex scenes even get hotter as the books go on! When it comes to paranormal romances I am usually more into Vampire books. So when I really enjoy a shifter book then to me that makes it an awesome book! Sarah doesn't know that she is a wolf shifter. She medicated herself so she would stop hearing the voice in her head. She had no idea that it was her wolf talking to her. She is going through a major depression after having lost her fiancé 6 months ago. And going to Scott and Margaret's wedding does not make it any easier. As much as she is happy for her friends she can't help resenting them at the same time because of what she had lost. So imagine her surprise and guilt for the way she feels when she meets Chris. Chris has been wanting to find his mate and settle down with a family. So far every female he thought might be it turns out to not be. Then he meets Sarah and starts to feel things for her. But she is still technically a human so there is no way for him to know yet for sure if she is his mate. But there is something about her and he just can't stay away from her. Everything in him tells him she is his even though his wolf does not agree. Sarah all of us sudden has so much to deal with. The fact that she is a wolf and they need to awaken her wolf. That people are trying to kill her, her feelings for Chris and the fact that Chris won't do anything with her until her wolf is awakened and they know for sure. All they changes being a wolf is going to make in her life. This is a lot for someone to handle. It will definitely take her being very strong. Once her wolf is awakened ,which was something in itself, There are good situations and then there is just bad situation after bad situation. Bad decisions are made with awful conclusions. It will take determination and sacrifices to make the situation better. I cannot say enough how much I loved this book! You should definitely read this series and this book is just the icing on the cake of a great series so far! I highly recommend reading this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Vegas series, and I was so excited for the release of Sarah's book, If you have not read the Vegas series yet, you are missing out. Chris and Sarah's story was all you expected , along with lots of action from the council and of course you get Renata and her mother . I can't wait for the next one to come out, because you can't help but be anxious to find out what happens next, This is Definitely a MUST READ, Krystal Shannan just keeps writing these stories, to keep you at the edge of your seat. Go and get your copy and don't miss out.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Waking Sarah is book three in the Vegas Mates series by Krystal Shannan. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by the author. Sarah McLain has been grieving the death of her fiancé for six months. He was murdered. Sarah knows nothing of the supernatural world but has suffered nightmares her entire life, nightmares of a voice in her head. She thinks she is crazy and has seen countless doctors. She takes sleeping pills to try to avoid the nightmares but nothing helps. She has left Las Vegas for her friend Margaret and Scott O’Hearn’s wedding. She is staying at their newly renovated Inn in the mountains. Margaret and Scott invite Sarah to stay on for a few days as a mini vacation. What they really plan, though, is to explain to Sarah that the voice in her head is indeed real. That she is related to royalty, werewolf royalty. But that she is also half human. The wolf side needs to be released. The full moon is in a couple of days and with the help of a witch friend, they can unlatch the hold and let her wolf free which will give her peace. At the same time, while Sarah is at the Inn, she meets a friend of Margaret’s that is also staying there, Chris Michaels. For the first time in six months, Sarah enjoys the company of another man. She feels attracted to him and in her dreams, the voice in her head tells her that this man is her mate. “He was falling hard. What was it about this tiny little redhead that got to him?” Not all wolves are lucky enough to ever find their true mate. But it isn’t enough for the human side to feel it, the animal side must also feel the magick. As soon as Chris met Sarah, he felt attracted to her, protective of her as a human. But her wolf hadn’t come to the surface yet so he had no way of knowing if she could be his mate. He can’t risk hurting her until she goes through the change. Then, when her wolf is released, he can see if they are true mates. At the same time, Renata is still wreaking havoc with her plan of revenge. “Both wolf and woman were strong. But the tides had turned in her favor and she fully intended to make her enemies pay. She would have her revenge on those who’d ordered the death of her true mate. No matter who they were and by any means necessary.” The night Sarah accepted her wolf side was actually kind of awesome. She was so frightened of the unknown but I thought she handled it really well. And of course, then there was Chris. “I knew the mate bond was powerful, but I could never have imagined this.” I really enjoyed this one. Actually, it might be one of my favorites of this series. As I said in the previous review, each book in the series is about a different couple but the core of the story is ongoing. I can’t wait to see what happens next in book four, Taking Nicole.
IAmy More than 1 year ago
This series continues to deliver! Much of this book was spent outside of Vegas and we learned quite a bit about the history of shifters, how they originated and such. Sarah was half human and like us needed to be filled in on all the details. I’m so glad that the author took this approach and shared more about this interesting world she created. I thought much of Sarah’s reaction to all this and her inner wolf was pretty authentic as well as heart wrenching. I really felt for her as she struggled to deal with this new life and knowledge. I thought that Chris was a good match for her, even if I wanted to smack him a couple of times… Being such a short book of course there was the insta-love/mating, but this is pretty common in paranormals. Sam’s mom, Renata, is still there causing trouble for the shifters in America. I am really looking forward to reading how they bring her down. There was some introduction to new shifters with mixed heritage and it looks like we will be returning to the original family for the next story. It looks like there is a fifth book, but it isn’t available for Nook. While I really want to continue the story after #4, I don’t want to buy it from Amazon… Hopefully it will be available at B&N and I won’t have to say good-bye to this world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! It's a little different than other werewolf books I've read. Going to start the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sarah McLain, lost her fiancé 6 months ago. She also hears voices in her head for as long as she can remember. She hates to sleep so she won't hear them. She's gone for all kinds of therapy, but nothing helps and she just thinks she's plain ole "crazy"! She meets Chris Michael at the Woodhaven Inn in Utah. She feels so guilty because she feels such an attraction to him and her fiancé has only be gone for 6 months. Chris Michael, whose brother Chase Michael is the Alpha of their pack and also the husband of Sarah's friend Sam, knows at once that Sarah is his true mate. He and the pack are trying to get Sarah to accept what and who she is. They are hoping they can do so in time before she really does go crazy. If and when she does, then maybe she'll accept that Chris is her true mate. Will they save her in time-read it for yourself to find out! Great plot twists and turns, finding out about Sarah's ancestry and learning more about Renata, Sam's evil mother. Love the interaction between all the different supernatural species and seeing friends from the previous books. You have hot, steamy sex, maddening moments and lots of action. This one also keeps you on the edge of your chair and I can't wait to read the next one.(BO)
jennyjosh More than 1 year ago
3 book in the series were good charater were strong  I looking forward to more exciting books keep them  Coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol love this author! B!
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Waking Sarah by Krystal Shannon is a perfect mixture of everything were, wolves, bears, cats and more.  I really loved the unique combination of love story and mystery.  This is fast becoming one of my favorite series.  The characters are, or become, strong and consistent.  The mystery is thorough and the story line well planned out.  I guessed a bit too early at the ending and was thrown completely off.  Because this is part of a series, some of the mystery remains.  But the love story is a true HEA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
331 pages. Can't wait for the next book in this series.
DelphinaReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
I a really loving this series  It has all the things I look for in my shifter crack.  It is hot, has suspense, features more than one kind of paranormal, and keeps me guessing.  Sarah's story is different from the others in that she is a latent wolf and does not even know that the paranomal world exists. Not only does she think she may be crazy, but she is still dealing with the grief of losing someone she loved.  Chris is one of the wolves brought in to help the latent wolves as the discover their true selves.  He is sweet, smart, powerful and of course hot.  I loved watching them form a bond before they knew they were mates.  It added a different dynamic then the previous two books and kept things fresh.  I also loved the darkness of this book .  Renata is a whole new kind of crazy evil and seeing where that leads is going to be a fun ride.  Well, not fun for them because she is cruel,evil and a murderer. I am very much looking forward to book 4.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like all three of the stories. Fast reads but worth it! hoping for more!
Chase869 More than 1 year ago
Third book in the series Vegas Mates. Krystal never fails to draw you into the story. If you love shifter books this series is a must read!!