Title: Chasing Sam
Series: Vegas Mates Series, Novella 1
Author: Krystal Shannan
Publisher: Krystal Shannan
Description: Samantha Demakis wants to finish her degree, not settle down and play house with a mate. But her birthright demands otherwise. In fact, even her wolf is rebelling against her plans. When a chance encounter reveals the man who makes her wolf howl, will she run or fight?
Seasoned Army vet Chase Michaels has been alone for seventy-five years. Somewhat resigned to never finding his true mate, he is shocked when his wolf reacts so strongly to a woman he runs into in the airport. Unprepared for the politics and snobbery of the noble families, Chase finds himself fighting in a different type of war--a war for the heart of a woman he knows should be his.
A lot of things are chasing Sam, but will the right man catch her in the end? Or will a barbaric tradition ruin her only chance at happiness?
Vegas Mates in series order...
Review: Chasing Sam is about a girl, Samantha, who has returned home for Christmas break from college. She is a wolf and nobility among other wolves. As part of the nobility, she is required to go through the Mate Hunt when she turns 25. She has done the best she could not to home this year because her 25th birthday has come and gone. She knows what is expected of her, but intends to avoid the rite for as long as possible. The mate hunt is all about the eligible noble males hunting her down in the woods to lay their claim on her as their mate. Once they catch her, they mark and are married. There's no love involved and the wolves inside of the two aren't connected as wolves normally are. Over time, their wolves will learn to accept one another in order to survive, but this is not the life that Sam wants. She especially doesn't want it after running into another wolf in the airport. This new wolf excites the wolf inside of her and she knows without a doubt that she has actually met her soul mate. He is not nobility, but learns how to enter the mate hunt anyway in order to win Sam away from her loveless fate.
It's a really quick read. These are the types of stories I am on the hunt for right now since I don't get a lot of time to read these days. It got into the action quickly and as long as you don't want the romance to be built up, it is quite enjoyable. The author gives you all the elements you need to understand the story, but I do wish there was a little more about Sam's past. I think that might come in other books since the second novella is about Sam's mom. I liked the character development for each of the characters enough that when I have a chance, I will probably buy the rest of the series.
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About the author, Krystal Shannan:
You Can Find Out More @ www.krystalshannan.com
Krystal Shannan goes to sleep every night dreaming of mythical realms with werewolves, vampires, fae, and dragons. Occasional a fabulous, completely human story slips into the mix, but powers and abilities usually crop up without fail, twisting reality into whatever her mind can conceive.
As a child, her parents encouraged her interests in Ancient Greek and Roman mythology and all things historical and magickal. As an adult, the interests only grew. She is a child of Neverland and refuses to ever stop believing in fairies. She is guilty of indulging in and being a Buffy the Vampire Slayer groupie as well as an Angel fan. For those of you unfamiliar with the world of Joss Whedon, you are missing out!
She also makes sure to watch as many action and adventure movies as possible. The more exciting the better. Yippee-Ki-Yay..... If you don't know the end of that phrase, then you probably don't like the same movies.
She enjoys reading romance in all genres, but especially paranormal. Her favorite book is ACHERON by Sherrilyn Kenyon. But really, if it has a 'Happily Ever After', she's on board!
Krystal writes stories full of action, snark, magick, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely-paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. However, for those looking for a magickal ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.
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