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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Claiming Their Mate by Stacey Espino

Claiming Their Mate by Stacey Espino
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (67 Pages)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, F/M/M/M/M, Ménage, Voyeurism, anal sex
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

Carna and her sisters carry the last of the royal blood. Every male shifter in the world craves to mate with one of the elusive princesses to secure their place in history. Only royal blood will ensure the continuation of all shifter species.

Although she may be the heir to future generations, Carna wants no part in a forced seduction. She's independent and wants to make her own choices, and mate for love, not out of necessity. Carna and her sisters split up and go into hiding, but not for long...

When a rogue group of shifters captures Carna and insists she choose one of them as her mate, she puts up the fight of her life, escaping into the forest. Once on the run again, she quickly learns that running and hiding are taking their toll on her. She needs to settle down and why not with one or more of the sexy men begging for her affections? But can she find love amongst all the chaos?

"Try and mate with me if you dare. I'll bite your dick off before you bat an eye."

From page one you will find yourself spiraling out of reality with this one of a kind plot: a world of blue blood shifter princesses and a group of male shifters who will stop at nothing to find and mate with one, so that their race will continue.

Five men may have worked well together to find the female, but the headaches had just begun after drugging and kidnapping one of the Demori sisters. The three sisters are the keystone to the survival of all the shifter races, be it wolf, tiger, panther, bear, fox, and God knows what else. However, Carna like her sisters, wants to be loved for who she is, and not what she is. “When she decides to mate, if she decides to mate, it will be with males of her choosing”, not five kidnappers.

The plot is as far from reality as one can get, but it held a certain paranormal charm with a fresh and unique theory of the were-shifter's creation and mating practices. I had to really pay close attention to the story at the beginning so I could learn what each of the heroes changed into, but even from the start I could not help but to become attached to all of the characters and laugh at their antics through the entire tale. The sex scenes were animalistic in nature, as to where and how rough they played out, which fit right into the whole shifter theme.

For a short story I was amazed at just how complete and detailed the story line was. It was witty, entertaining, and worth reading at least once.

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