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Yay! Today we’re visited by the talented author of the Vegas Mates series: Krystal Shannan. She’s sharing her latest release with us.



Vegas Mates, Book 2


Krystal Shannan

Successful, but lonely, Margaret Taylor finds her mate in the body of a man she least expects it in. A bear! Her human half tries to reason her way out of the match, but her wolf is through with her excuses. Crossing the species line isn’t unheard of, but it’s not often done.

Try as she might to avoid him, fate makes sure the big grizzly bear is nearby at all times. But, will his presence be enough to protect her from the evil stalking her?

The power of the magick between them can’t be avoided. But, Scott O’Hearn thinks the beautiful Taylor wolf is doing a fine job of just that —avoiding him. He can’t help he’s a bear shifter and he’s determined to convince her it doesn’t matter. She is his mate and he’s waited over a century to find her.

Will he convince Margaret she’s his true match before it’s too late?

Excerpt #13

“I don’t have a problem with being a bear.”

A laugh shook her slender frame. “No, I don’t suppose you have a problem being a bear.”

He grinned. At least she’d laughed. That was something. “Do you have a problem with me being a bear?”


Well, shit. That’s not the answer I was expecting. I can smell her arousal. I know she’s interested.

“Just be nice.”

I am!

“Do I frighten you?” He leaned down and inhaled her fragrant vanilla scented body wash. She smelled good enough to eat. His mind wandered through the process of stripping her naked and tasting her. He had no doubt she would taste even sweeter.

“No,” she answered.

It was a lie. Her body tensed when he’d asked the question and he could smell a hint of fear in the pheromones she was releasing.

He sighed. “We are rarely violent. Usually only when threatened.”

“I’ve only met a couple of other bear shifters and they were not the nicest people.”

“Do you judge the entire werewolf community by the actions of a few?”

“No!” she state quickly. “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have made that assumption. I’m just—”

“Nervous?” he whispered.

To be continued…

My Review:

In the spirit of full disclosure I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Krystal has once again blended magic and shape shifters, with modern-day activities and romance. Margaret is a Were-wolf and an interesting character, well fleshed out and keeps the readers on their toes. Scott is a Were-bear, and a fabulous hero. Strong, sexy, charming in his gruff way. He’s Chase’s {the hero from book one} best friend and they were in the military together too.

I would have liked to see Chase and Scott interact a bit, but Chase and his mate Samantha were off on their own adventure. All in all it’s obvious from book two that MRS. Shannan has a lot of fun twists in store for us throughout the series.

My only complaint is the whole Maggie/Margaret aspect is confusing since Maggie is a common nickname for Margaret and in this series they are two different characters. The ending is a bit sad, but the future of the series is promising.


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Novel – 40K word count – Paranormal / Witches/ Shifter Romance

Vegas Mates in series order…

CHASING SAM (novella)



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Meet 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!

Krystal Shannan

Magick, Myth, and Legendary Romance.


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About kittyb78

Catrina Barton is a licensed Kung-Fu Instructor of the Black Dragon style, and draws on that experience to make her fight scenes both realistic and action packed. She enjoys being surrounded by the stark beauty of mother nature. Whether it's a moon-lit starry sky, or a picnic by a peaceful waterfall cascading from the mountain side. Growing up no matter where she was physically, she always had at least one book in her hands and spent every free moment lost in a book. It's only natural that as she grew up, her passion for reading grew into an even stronger passion for writing, especially Young Adult Paranormal Romances. She is a proud member of many writing and marketing groups, and an active participant at Critique Circle and several other crit groups. Favorite personal quote: "An author cannot grow without both constructive criticism and encouragement."

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  1. Thanks for hosting and for the review! HUGS

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