Book Tour, Giveaway & Review: Mind Mates by Mary Hughes

Posted 31/08/2016 by Isabelle MBTL in giveaways, review, tours / 7 Comments

Book Tour, Giveaway & Review: Mind Mates by Mary Hughes

I received this book for free from Barclay Publicity, NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Tour, Giveaway & Review: Mind Mates by Mary HughesMind Mates by Mary Hughes
Series: Pull Of The Moon #2
Published by 7th Octave Publishing on 08/23/2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 329
Source: Barclay Publicity, NetGalley
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Goodreads
three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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Pretty little shifter, wizard prince—their taboo love could burn the barriers between worlds.
Shifter Emma Singer has more problems than she can shake her pretty little wolf tail at. Her heirloom journal is missing, her pack alpha wants her for his harem, and her family plans to sell her to him. Even her wicked little crush on her hot boss is doomed—why would six-and-a-half feet of handsome royal wizard want a boring, good-girl iota shifter like her? Not to mention her only power is going berserker—that's a real relation-shipwreck!
Gabriel Light is a wizard prince who turned his back on his exceptional powers after he was accused of causing his parents' death. Now he pours his intellect into his tech business, and hides his naughty, forbidden lust for his pretty shifter clerk. But when his sister is imprisoned, and Emma is kidnapped, it's time for this alpha geek-wizard to decloak with all laser cannons blazing. Only one problem—how can he be sure Emma won’t get caught in the crossfire?
Then Gabriel and Emma stumble on hidden magic, a key to power beyond imagining—if they can stay alive long enough to use it. But if Emma unleashes her berserker wolf on their enemies, can Gabriel draw her back from the brink before she destroys everyone in her path?
Warning: Contains a hot wizard prince panting to bring out a good-girl shifter's naughty side. Accidental voyeurism, deliberate orgasms, a jealous rival wizard, and fun with prophecy.

 

 

Mind Mates

by

Mary Hughes

 

 

9781940958125

 

 

Celebrate the release of Mind Mates by Mary Hughes!

 

When a powerful wizard prince comes out of hiding to save his sister in Mary Hughes’ newest paranormal romance, MIND MATES, he is forced to team with a pretty shifter—one with ugly, dangerous powers of her own. As vengeful enemies close in, a forbidden attraction flaming between them, the two race to find a mysterious key. MIND MATES will enthrall fans of ALL KITTEN ASIDE by Milly Taiden or WARLOCK UNBOUND by Dana Marie Bell, who love hot wizard princes and good-girl shifters with a naughty side.

 

 

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Different; fast-paced; fun!!!

 

They wouldn’t have imprisoned anyone if you hadn’t let it go so long you smelled like a teenage boy’s jack-off towel. by Emma

 

review 1

 

  • I like how creative the author is, bringing a lot of fresh new ideas into her world-building.
  • I like both main characters. They are both strong, and at the same time show their vulnerability.
  • The couple’s chemistry was undeniable and the authors descriptive steamy scenes are very well written. Some very hot ones!
  • A fast-paced read with shifters and witches. Not your everyday use of paranormal beings, really unexpected!
  • Great world-building, good plot, amazing main characters, hot steamy scenes, addictive read!
  • This book is fun, the characters have a lot of laughing moments.

 

 

Review 2

 

  • I didn’t know this was the second book of a series, and I wouldn’t recommend it to be read as a stand-alone. I’ve really enjoyed the book, but I’m certain after I read book one, I will understand it better.
  • I didn’t like some of the secondary characters, specially the wolves. To be evil you don’t have to be plain stupid. I guess I wish that all antagonists were more complex characters.
  • I’m a cover girl! I buy lots of books by its cover only, and I’m not certain I would buy this one. I don’t like the pink/purple, it makes him look like a demon not a witch.

 

 

Free Sophia first. Then figure out a way to make love to Emma through the next Ice Age. by Gabriel

 

You MAY buy this book because you have read the first of the series; you SHOULD buy this book because you like paranormal romance; you MUST read this book if you want to laugh while reading some pretty hot love story!!!

3.57

 

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excerpt

 

 

Owner of the Choice Buy store in Michigan, wizard prince Gabriel Light sees his employee, wolf shifter Emma Singer, fall off a tall ladder. He’s just managed to catch her and set her on her feet when her angry pack alpha shows up.

Bzz-bzzt. A buzz like an angry hornet stung wizard prince Gabriel Light’s ears the moment the predator slunk into the store.

Cap’n Crunch me. Gabriel had magically alarmed the door for just such an event, but why now, when he’d finally gotten a semi-innocent excuse to wrap his arms around this warm bundle of soft, sweet-smelling heaven?

Emma. It felt like he’d been dying to hold her forever. Now, with her in his arms, was the first time in months he could breathe.

But that buzzing alarm told him the approaching beast was male, a wolf shifter, and, from that level of sting, Emma’s alpha. The beast was not going to appreciate seeing her in another man’s arms.

She started trembling, no doubt in response to the alpha’s rampant fight-club stench, a musk even Gabriel could smell. He tried to ease her tension with a joke.

“Hey, Emma. How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh?”

She skewered him with a disbelieving stare, icing his flesh. He’d blundered, she didn’t understand he was trying to comfort her, nobody gets my skewed sense of humor… Then she gulped and said, “Eight? Like, um, eight legs?”

Immediately his world brightened. “Nope. Ten tickles. Get it? Tentacles?”

She managed a tiny laugh, tinkling bells to his ears, and her body relaxed slightly under his arms. “That was such a dad joke.”

He loved that she, of all the people he knew, actually laughed at his jokes. He smiled into her eyes like a besotted fool.

Of course, that was when the he-wolf prowled into view.

Gabriel wondered how far he could get with the wolf by protesting his intentions were honorable. Probably not far. The creature was only barely in human form.

The wolfman was medium height but had a face like a dented shovel and a body like a trash compactor, his muscles-on-muscles popping in a stringy T-shirt that barely qualified past no-shirt-no-shoes-no-service.

Worse, with the hair sprouting everywhere, nose elongating like a snout, and lengthening canines, this alpha was dangerously pissed.

Hard to reason with a pissed-off wolf. They tended to bite first then ask questions…never.

Yet instead of releasing Emma, Gabriel’s hand dropped from her clenched jaw to open protectively on her back.

“The fuck?” the wolfman snarled.

Something inside Gabriel snarled right back.

 

 

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giveaway

 

 

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Barclay

three-half-stars

About Mary Hughes

As a girl, Mary Hughes spun romantic, happily-ever-after stories to get to sleep. A husband, family, two degrees and a blackbelt later, she’s delighted to spin them for readers.
She’s lived with love and loss, in bright times and dark, and learned we can all use a break from reality every now and then.
So join her for action, sparkling wit and red-hot love. Strong men. Stronger women.

Rating Report
Addictiveness
four-stars
Plot
three-half-stars
Freshness
four-half-stars
Heat
three-stars
Cover
two-half-stars
Characters
four-stars
Overall: three-half-stars
  • Mary Hughes

    Thanks to More Books Than Livros for hosting my tour today, and big thanks to Isabelle for the wonderful review!

    • Hi Ms. Hughes. Thanks for stopping by! I have already bought book one that I seem to have missed and I’m looking forward to read Sophia and Noah story. Is there going to be a book 3? Whose story will it be?

      • Mary Hughes

        Isabelle, thanks so much for buying Heart Mates!! <3 Have you also got the prequel, Masked Attraction? Let me know if not, I'll shoot a copy your way.

        There is a book three in the works! That will round out the trilogy. More goodies revealed 🙂 Plans are for seer Arianna Blue to be the heroine. There are two males vying for hero, wolf shifter Mason and her own lion familiar.

        • No, I didn’t know there was a prequel also. Thank you for the opportunity again. Oh, I’ve enjoyed Mason, but a relationship with a familiar sounds very interesting. 🙂

          • Mary Hughes

            I try to write them all standalone 🙂 Here’s a coupon code for you and More Books Than Livros readers to get Masked Attraction free at Smashwords (expires September 2). Code: RS58G

            https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/518694

          • Thank you! 🙂

          • Mary Hughes

            You’re very welcome <3