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Katie Reus’ Mating Instinct Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Mating Instinct Blog Tour hosted by Book Monster Promotions



Thanks so much to Carmel for having me here today at Rabid Reads! In less than two weeks, Mating Instinct, the third book in my Moon Shifter series is releasing and I’m so excited.

My mom, who had no idea what paranormal romance was a few years ago, is very enthusiastic about downloading a copy of Mating Instinct to her new kindle so that’s pumping me up even more. I helped her buy her first ereader last year and now she’s even got an iPad…I’m so proud! I love that someone at my mom’s age (not that she’s old!) who has trouble remembering how to attach something to her email is now reading ebooks. To me, that says so much about how technology is changing for the better. I know some people prefer strictly print, and hey, I’ve got bookshelves full of too many books to count, but I’ll admit to crossing over to the dark side with my ereader.

It’s not because I write for digital publishers though, it’s mainly because I’m now a mom. Before having my son I was split pretty evenly with whether I read print or digital, but now I love being able to tuck my kindle into my purse and have a ton of books to choose from when I’m on the go. Of course there’s a dark side to owning an ereader—impulse buying! I’m so bad about that now, especially if something is on sale for 99 cents then I’m all over it.

So whatever your reading style, I’m just glad people are reading! I’d be lost without my books. Luckily Mating Instinct is available for whichever style you prefer!

Thank you so much for having me here today, Carmel! Here’s a sneak peek of an early scene in Mating Instinct:

         Jayce continued to stare at her, his chest falling and rising erratically.

         Oh, yeah, she’d pissed him off really good.

         “Get. On. My. Bike.” The words tore from his chest with apparent difficulty.

         She really should just give in. Especially when he was in a mood like this. But she wasn’t in the mood to be passive or appeasing. She was in the mood to fight. “No.” With her gaze still on him, her eyes mocking, she pulled her cell phone out of her pocket. Before she had a chance to call someone for a ride, Jayce plucked it from her hand and shoved it in his front jeans pocket.

         Kat stepped toward him until they were inches apart and held out a hand. “Give me my phone.”

         “If you want it, come get it.” He lifted a dark eyebrow in challenge.

         Swallowing hard, she looked at the front of his jeans where the bulge of her phone was. Yeah, that so wasn’t happening.

Katie fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in psychology and working too many jobs she hated, she finally figured things out.
She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her publishers include Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, Ellora’s Cave and NAL/Signet Eclipse (Penguin). Regardless of genre, she always includes a happy ending. When she’s not creating stories she loves spending time with her husband and family.

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Giveaway Time!

Katie’s Publisher (Penguin) is giving away a paperback of MATING INTINCT to one winner at every tour stop. US ONLY. Please leave a comment with your e-mail address to enter.

Katie is giving away a signed set of the MOON SHIFTER series (All 3 books – Alpha Instinct, Primal Possession and Mating Instinct), Romance Trading Cards (for Alpha Instinct, Lover’s Instinct & Primal Possession) and a custom made wolf themed book thong to ONE lucky winner that follows the tour. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway:

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Tour Schedule
2/11 – Curling up with a Good Book 2/24 – Literal Addiction
2/12 – Dark Faeire Tales 2/25 – Salacious Reads
2/13 – Mad Hatter Reads 2/26 – Cocktails and Books
2/14 – The Jeep Diva 2/27 – Urban Girl Reader
2/15 – I Smell Sheep 2/28 – Books-n-Kisses
2/16 – Sizzling Hot Books 3/01 – Page Flipperz
2/18 – Reading Between the Wines 3/01 – So Many Reads…So Little Time
2/19 – Bookin’ It Reviews 3/02 – The Reading Café
2/20 – Rabid Reads 3/03 – Under the Covers
2/21 – Book Lovin’ Mamas 3/04 – Paranormal Haven
2/22 – Close Encounters with the Night Kind 3/05 – Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies Oh My!
2/23 – United by Books 3/06 – SOS Aloha Blog
2/23 – Ramblings From This Chick 3/07 – Total Book Nerd
2/24 – Book Monster Reviews




The Books


Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus

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Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

Lover's Instinct by Katie Reus
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Lupine shifter Nikan Lawless has it bad for Esperanze Cordona, the sweet and curvy woman who only views him as a friend. But when Nikan is assigned to act as Esperanze’s bodyguard during a weekend education conference, he knows it’s the perfect opportunity to seduce her off her feet—away from the pack.

To put his plan into motion Nikan cancels one of their hotel rooms, giving them time to get to know one another in a whole different way. But when a man from Esperanze’s past shows up in need of help, Nikan must shield her from a group of dangerous rogue shifters, all while trying to prove that they’re destined to be mates.

Primal Possession by Katie Reus
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To protect her, he will unleash the beast within…

As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection.

December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear.

When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.

Mating Instinct by Katie Reus
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As the beast within struggles to break free, he must learn to be what she needs…

Surviving for centuries, powerful lupine shifter Jayce Kazan managed to stay away from humans until he met Kat Saburova and was consumed by the need to protect her. But while Jayce shared his passion with the human seer, he refused to make her his bondmate—a refusal that caused the end of their relationship.

A year later, an attack that left Kat near death has resulted in another lupine shifter turning her. Furious that he wasn’t the one to save her, Jayce is determined to show Kat that he is the one she should rely on. But the newly turned shifter is still traumatized and worried that she’ll hurt those she loves, unless she can learn to control her inner wolf.

And as Jayce struggles to protect Kat from her own worst instincts and convince her to rekindle their love, the extremists who almost killed her are looking to finish the job…

 

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22 Comments

  1. iPads really are wonderful. I gave one to my 80+ YO dad, and he had it figured out in about an hour on his own. He loves it.

    • oops, my email is jen(at)delux(dot)com

  2. I’ve never really enjoyed reading e-books until recently. It’s just so convenient to load my Kindle up with all my review books and carry it with me.

    I actually really like the covers of these books. Which is rare when it comes to e-books.

  3. My mom and I have always been big readers, and while I switched over to e-books almost exclusively a few years ago, Mom had taken a break from reading and when she did it was usually a paperback. My younger brother gave her a Nook at Thanksgiving (which she had me set up for her when I got there) and since then she’s gone back to reading with a vengeance :)

    • forgot my email…tracidhorton at yahoo dot com

  4. I’ve been a ravenous reader since I was small. I love both print books and ebooks. Couldn’t live without my Kindle. This way I can have more than one book with me so I can read something for whatever mood I’m in.
    Congrats on the new release. Mating Instinct sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the great excerpt and giveaway.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

  5. Oh I just discovered Katie and am working my way through her books. Thanks so much for the opportunity to add more. careysabala(at)cox(dot)net

  6. I am a sucker for .99 books. and I look for free books that are the first in a series. Sucks me in every time. I get that first one, and then find out there are more— zoom off to buy them. LOL

    I get a little feeling of panic every time I realize my battery is getting low on my kindle. BAHAHAHAa

    wayfaringwriter at gmail dot com

  7. i havekindle and read up to 2 book day or more a week up to 6 and loving it every day and more i gave my nook ot gf

  8. Thanks for having me here today, Carmel!

  9. i can usually get through a book a day sometimes 2. I’m always sharing books with other family members. Samluvhorses@aol.com

  10. Nice sneak peak.
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. I have loved all the books in this series so far and am very eager to read MATING INSTINCT, and the future books too! I am surprised at how much I love reading on my Kindle. But there are some books/authors that I do still prefer in print, because I started collecting their books in print, so I want to continue that way (although I am also duplicating some series in electronic format also). And I can relate to the surprise and delight of parents reading ebooks. My father has really taken to it. I buy the books that I think he will enjoy, and send them to his kindle because it is just easier on both of us :)
    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  12. Great covers. I would like to read this series. bluepooh1@hotmail.com

  13. This is a great series and I’m looking forward to reading Mating Instinct, it sounds great.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  14. Love the series!! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!

    lovelybbw898 at aol dot com

  15. I can’t wait to read more of Jace! ;)
    Love his whole alpha persona!
    I think it is awesome that your mom is using an ereader. I tried to buy one for mine, but she is not ready yet. Lol.
    Congrats on your upcoming release!

    • Oops, forgot my email….trb0917 at gmail.com

  16. The covers are awesome, as are the blurbs. Loved the excerpt. Can’t wait to read it. :)

    imsocool(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. Congrats on the release! Cant wait to read it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  18. Congrats on the new release. It sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

    mythic021@gmail.com

  19. This sounds like a great series! Definitely on my TBR list!

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