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review 2018-09-09 22:05
A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales - Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

I love retellings, especially fairy tale retellings. I have a whole shelf on Goodreads dedicated to retellings and parodies. However, this one was kind of a let down. With big names like Neil Gaiman, Nancy Farmer, and Gregory Maguire, I thought I was in for an amazing trip into fairy tale retelling-dom. 

Unfortunately, most of the stories fell flat for me. Many of the authors took most of the magic out of the stories, creating a version of the story set in modern or quasi-modern times. This essentially took everything I love about fairy tales out of the actual fairy tale. I love reading about far off places in times long past with elements of strange magic. So these modern, realistic tales kind of took all the fun out of reading fairy tales. 

I did like a few of the pieces. Nancy Farmer's "Falada: The Goose Girl's Horse" was my favorite. I liked the changes she made to the original story. I also thought Michael Cadnum's "Mrs. Big" and Garth Nix's "Hansel's Eyes" had unique and interesting retellings. And Neil Gaiman's "Instructions" was a cute way of tying together a bunch of stories. 

But many of the stories just felt a little boring to me. Not enough fairies in said fairy tales. 

Not sure if it's because it was written 18 years ago or if the authors just tried simplifying their stories too much for their target audience, but I did not like this book as much as I thought I would. It was still decent with some interesting ideas in it so I still gave it 3 stars. Unique mash-up of sci-fi, fantasy, and realism.
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review 2018-08-19 21:11
Full of HOTNESS
Wolf Tales 12: Exposed Kindle Edition - Kate Douglas

Wolf Tales 12 concludes the erotic journey of the Chanku. In this final installment, the Chanku must all gather together in Montana after they have been exposed.

If you like the other books in the series, then you’ll love this story. It brings back some known characters and the story contains plenty of hot scenes while still maintaining a decent storyline. I recommend.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book

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review 2018-02-24 09:28
Book Review for Wolf Tales 12 by Kate Douglas
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  • Wolf Tale 12 Exposed by Kate Douglas
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  • Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 572 KB
  • Print Length: 437 pages
  • Publisher: Beyond the Page (January 23, 2018)
  • Publication Date: January 23, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B078YYDG29
  • Gene:Paranormal Romance,Erotica,Menage
  • Reviewed by Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
  • Arc copy provided from Netgallery
  • 5 stars from us
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Blurb
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The final thrilling installment in the groundbreaking Wolf Tales series that captivated the world of erotic romance!

Even as their numbers have grown and they’ve spread out across the country, the Chanku have remained deeply connected by their mutual need for erotic pleasure and their unique shapeshifting abilities. Content to pursue their sensual way of life in relative anonymity, they’re stunned when their extraordinary nature is unavoidably revealed to the world at large—and fearful of the dangers they face from those who fear their differentness.

Realizing that the distance between them makes them vulnerable, they answer the silent call for all Chanku to come together at their pack alpha’s home in Montana. And in that setting, as they struggle to understand their new place in the world and defend themselves against suspicious and violent adversaries, they will discover a shocking revelation about their origins and their legacy. 

As the pack adapts to these new realities and reclaims their primal past, they will embark on a journey that will take them into uncharted territory and open up a spectacular, unimagined future . . .
 
 
 
 
Wow ! What an ending to a enjoyable series.The author did an amazing job ending her Wolf Tales series and we are going to miss so many of her amazing characters.
 
It's been sometime since I read anything from this author but, somehow I lost track of this book series and after reading this current book I need to revisit the series and start from the beginning again and finish up the books I missed as I forgot how much I enjoyed this series.
Although, when reading the ending of this story I pretty much new most of the characters that I had loved in the previous books in the series and it was nice to get reacquainted with them.
 
I always pick a favorite character in a story that I rave about but, this time around it was just to hard to just pick one so I am going to tell you all about the ones I loved the most.
 
Anton is the pack Alpha leader and just an amazing man who is filled with a abundance of love for all,caring,kind,smart,daring,sharp minded,sexy devious, an a planner but, most of all I loved the closeness and the amazing relationship he had with his his daughter Lily and his children.He melted my heart...I loved the amazing relationship he had with his wife Keisha and longtime lover Stephan.I loved how each and every night how he seeks out his pack mates and their children to make sure they were all safe and sound.If I wasn't a bit in love with him before I was totally in love with him when he took part in the birth of Liana and Adams third child being born.I was in total awe....
 
Adam & Logan just blew me away with their amazing healing abilities and what they can accomplish.They save lives of their pack mates,tried to heal a women who had been in a wheelchair their whole life as well as healing injured animals .All these men are affectionate,kind,loving,protective,sexual,caring and will do anything to protect their women and children above all else.Although, they a deadly as hell when the need arises.
 
Lily Antons daughter stole the show this time around.I loved this little girl from the onset of the story.Lily's abilities are astounding for just a little girl of six but when she sets out on a quest to save her people all on her own traveling between dimensions she just blew me away with her braveness and determination.I was on pins and needles just like her parents awaiting her return praying she was safe a sound.How could I not love her she was so sweet and a amazing little girl.This little girl made her fall in love with her character from the very first pages and she just broke my heart when she went missing.What a brave little girl she turned out to be!
 
I have to mention that these men of this pack would be lost without their women and their children.Their mates are their whole world.They make them the amazing men they are.Their women are strong,protective and as deadly as their men.I love these men and women and the love they had for everyone in their pack as it was so amazing to see as you actually feel the love they have for one another.You know in your heart they would give their life to protect and save one another.
 
We have to mention Sunny a new member to the pack who was lost to them and now saved.Sunny amazed me at every turn first for everything she had to overcome and accepted and grew in just a short amount of time adapting to her new life and surroundings.Overall though we loved all the characters with all of what they all have had to overcome as well as the capacity to love with their whole hearts and how each of them had some sort of amazing ability making them unique.And lets not forget the mind sharing which is totally awesome.
 
To sum up everything this story was an amazing read from cover to cover and once I started I could not put it down until I was finished with it.I loved how the author tied up any lose ends that we might of had on how the Chanku evolved over the years and how they originated and came to be.The story line was interesting and it had so many new things coming to light about their members and their children and as a race as a whole that just kept you glued to the pages to see what was going to happen next.
 
I have to say that we will be sorry to see these characters go but, that is what is so great about reading about them in books as you can revisit them anytime you want.We loved it !
 
I will be revisiting this series soon enough and catching up on a few stories we missed in this series.
 
Recommended real to all but , I would suggest you read the series in order though.
 
5 stars from us
 
 
 
 
 
Series order here !
 
 
Some people just seem to know they are meant to write, but it can still take a while to figure out exactly what their career will entail. Kate Douglas started out writing radio copy for a country western radio station in 1972, wrote and illustrated an educational cartoon strip for the American Mosquito Control Association for a number of years, was a newspaper reporter for a small town weekly where she covered everything from high school sports to drug busts, and then, in the mid-1980s, decided to write her first romance. 

Many submissions and rejections followed.

In 1998, she sold to a small ebook publisher before anyone knew what an ebook was, but it wasn't until 2005, a full twenty years after finishing that first romance, that she signed with a New York publisher.

In January 2006, Kensington Publishing launched their Aphrodisia imprint of erotic romance with Kate's Wolf Tales, a sexy paranormal series about a lost race of shapeshifters. She went on to write 21 novels and novellas in that series, then wrote three other series for Kensington before moving to St. Martin's Press.

She has two series with SMP--The Intimate Relations series complete with three novels and one novella of romantic suspense set in California's wine country, and an erotic paranormal series, Feral Passions, set in California's Trinity Alps.

She is also continuing her Spirit Wild series, the sequel to Wolf Tales, independently.

Kate and her husband of over forty-five years have two adult children and six grandchildren. They live in the small town of Healdsburg, California, in the heart of the beautiful Sonoma County wine country. 

www.katedouglas.com and www.katedouglas.com/eroticromance for full chapter excerpts of all of Kate's books. 

You can find Kate on Facebook at www.facebook.com/katedouglas.authorpage or on Twitter @wolftales
 
 
 
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review 2018-02-02 10:00
New Release Review! Wolf Tales 12: Exposed (Wolf Tales #12) Kate Douglas
Wolf Tales 12: Exposed - Kate Douglas

 

 

The final thrilling installment in the groundbreaking Wolf Tales series that captivated the world of erotic romance!

Even as their numbers have grown and they’ve spread out across the country, the Chanku have remained deeply connected by their mutual need for erotic pleasure and their unique shapeshifting abilities. Content to pursue their sensual way of life in relative anonymity, they’re stunned when their extraordinary nature is unavoidably revealed to the world at large—and fearful of the dangers they face from those who fear their differentness.

Realizing that the distance between them makes them vulnerable, they answer the silent call for all Chanku to come together at their pack alpha’s home in Montana. And in that setting, as they struggle to understand their new place in the world and defend themselves against suspicious and violent adversaries, they will discover a shocking revelation about their origins and their legacy. 

As the pack adapts to these new realities and reclaims their primal past, they will embark on a journey that will take them into uncharted territory and open up a spectacular, unimagined future . . . 

 

 

 

What an electrifying end to the Wolf Tales series! Kate Douglas ended the series with one heck of a sendoff, there was lots of surprising twists with lots of adrenaline pumping anticipation and suspense building throughout the story which keeps readers on the edge while the fascinating characters continue to draw readers in.

 

There was lots of hot and super-hot sex as usual with the sexy Chanku as well as all kinds of emotional turmoil and sweet romance that keeps readers connected to their world. The story was wonderful in that the whole of the Chanku world was involved in the story which, to me, really keeps up the feeling that I have really gotten to know these characters and their world as the series progressed.

 

The Chanku face some tough circumstances and life-changing events that add lots of excitement to the story as well as making it unpredictable and ensures that readers can’t put the book down because they just have to know every last detail.

 

I know I couldn’t put the book down once I started reading it and while I hate that the series is ending, I also think that it’s an appropriate time and Kate Douglas did a stupendous job of bringing this era to a close. Of course, I already know that this isn’t the end of the Chanku as Kate Douglas already has several books out in her Spirit Wild series which is the second generation of her fascinating world.    

 

 

 

Wolf Tales 12: Exposed is the final book in the Wolf Tales series.

 

From the Author: The new edition of Wolf Tales 12 is the same story as the original--new cover, typos (hopefully) all caught, and a much lower price.
But the members of the pack are just as hot as they've ever been!

 

 

About the Pack     Reading Order     Timeline

 

The Chanku continue in Kate Douglas’ Spirit Wild series!

 

 

Wolf Tales 12: Exposed is available in ebook at:

 

Amazon   B&N   GPlay   iBooks   Kobo   Smashwords

 

Kate Douglas can be found at:

Website   Goodreads   BookBub   Facebook   Twitter

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review 2017-11-06 10:00
Release Day Review! Wolf Tales 11: Anton (Wolf Tales 11) by Kate Douglas
Wolf Tales 11: Anton - Kate Douglas

 

 

Tala and Lisa, both in the final stages of pregnancy, are kidnapped and become pawns in a terrible plot to assassinate the president of the United States. 
 
Unwilling to concede to the kidnappers’ demands, the men summon Anton for help. Devising a daring rescue plan, the über alpha calls upon the pack to lose themselves in an erotic encounter like never before. Drawing on their sexual energy will enable him to outmatch even their strongest enemies.
 
But Anton’s plan requires a sacrifice even the wizard didn't intend to make.

 

 

 

WOW! Anton is thrilling and sinfully sexy!

 

The wolf shifter world has an original, complex and dynamic culture that sets it apart from other shifter worlds and Kate Douglas brings it to brilliant life with well-written words and multifaceted, sexy characters that draw readers in and keep them coming back for more. The stories are super-hot and make wet dreams seem like child’s play in comparison, unless of course your wet dreams include the Chanku characters.

 

All the previous characters compose multiple scenes of the book which keeps readers hopping and enjoying some sizzling sex scenes. The book is full of emotional turbulence that runs a gauntlet of feelings as the characters overcome adversity and experience joy. Anton, being the pack alpha, really pulls readers into the story with his mysterious and strong personality, of course all of these characters have strong personalities, which provides lots of stimulus for readers.

 

The book starts off with one red hot scene and then immediately takes readers on a thrilling ride as suspense as a dangerous enemy sets the Chanku on a perilous journey that pulls them in different directions and has them dealing with some very difficult decisions and even the goddess, Eve has to lend a little assistance which keeps readers on the edge of their seat.

 

The stories is the Wolf Tales series really need to be read in order if you want fully enjoy the experience, but at the same time as long as you have a good understanding of the Chanku world you can enjoy Anton’s book if you’ve missed the previous one. As for me, reading this book was one steamy experience that had me glued to the pages and I really can’t wait for the re-release of number 12. 

 

 

 

Wolf Tales 11: Anton is the 11 novel in the Wolf Tales series.

 

Wolf Tales 12 will be re-released in January 2018.

 

From the author: This new edition of Wolf Tales 11 is the same story as the original--new cover, typos (hopefully) all caught, and a much lower price.
But Anton is just as hot as he's always been!

About the Pack     Reading Order     Timeline

 

Wolf Tales 11: Anton is available in ebook at:

Amazon   B&N   GPlay   iBooks   Kobo   Smashwords

 

Kate Douglas can be found at:

Website   Goodreads   BookBub   Facebook   Twitter

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