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Jungle Heat (The Amazon Chronicles #1)

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The Amazon Rainforest still contains a few secrets. One of these secrets is a hidden village of women whose history is filled with the horror of conquering men.

Adara Rukan, princess of the Amazons, ventures away from her village to find something waiting for her. Andrei "Rei" Makarov is a weretiger and a biologist on assignment. Can Rei and Adara find love enough to bridge
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Published July 22nd 2011 by Changeling Press
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Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Jungle Heat was a quick paced story filled with some interesting shifter action, Amazon ladies and evil plotters. The romance was actually very sweet, specially for a shifter story, which made it stand out in this genre for me.

Adara isn't use to seeing men walking around her forest, specially foreign ones. So, when she runs into one that can turn into a tiger looking man, well let's just say her first instinct is to strike first and ask questions later. She can't help but doubt his words and act
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Ana P
Feb 03, 2015 Ana P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Incredible, what I wouldn't give to run into a tiger like that!

It's about time that those Amazon Women let a male of that caliber into their midst instead of Indians, not that the Indians are bad, but oh those were's!

Adara princess of the Amazon Women runs into Rei a weretiger, in the forest and is enthralled by his magnificence. But he is half man half tiger! She soon realizes that she has been living a very sheltered life and is ready to become a woman. She takes her new found love Rei, to her
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K S
Aug 16, 2015 K S rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Shifter Lovers over 18+
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This novella is as steamy as the Amazon jungle! There are many dangers in the rain forest – more than most people imagine. A tribe of Amazon women who shun men, except for the annual “mating” ceremony, are used to taking care of everything themselves. Afraid of being taken over and dominated by males, as had happened in the past, they have become fierce in their independence, allowing no man into their village. Adara, the tribe’s princess, next in line as queen, is an adventurous woman as well a ...more
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JUNGLE HEAT prodded me to do a little research about the warrior women called Amazons, because I wasn't sure if the "history" mentioned in the blurb was just part of the story or based on fact. Amazons are women who are part of an all female nation and originated in Greek mythology. They are typically tall, very beautiful and excellent fighters, and the women of JUNGLE HEAT are no exception.

How does an Amazonian woman find someone to share her life with? I can imagine that it is fairly difficult
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Roxie's Reviews
Jan 23, 2015 Roxie's Reviews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Amazing Shape shifter book!"
This book is Incredible! The characters are fantastic!. Adara is an Amazon Princess. Rai is a sexy as heck weretiger. Adara's mother and her tribe had warned to be careful when she traveled in the jungle. One day Adara does not listen to them and that is when she meets Rai :). Rai had been watching this Amazon Princess for some time. The first time they meet Adara is scared of Rai as he is in his half man half tiger form and she stabs him lol. Soon though she falls
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Tracey Parker
Feb 17, 2015 Tracey Parker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great fun start to this series! Adara, princess of the Amazon's, finds out there are a lot of unknown things past her village. One of them Rei, a weretiger. Lots of twists and turns come up. Making an exciting story!
Yvonne Daniels
Apr 22, 2015 Yvonne Daniels rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All the fans of Sarah Makela and Shilfters Lovers
I received this book to read and review. I just absolutely love Sarah Makela books there hasn't been one of her books that I haven't enjoyed. Sarah Makela is one of the best authors she creates a magnificent entertaining story that has adventure fantasy and paranormal love of romance. I just absolutely love it!

Jungle Heat book1:( Amazon Chronicles Series ) OMG! WoW! This is a awesome story! It's exciting, entertaining, thrilling, riveting, romantic and sensual. The dialog is exciting and well wr
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Belinda Remmers
Apr 11, 2015 Belinda Remmers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an arc for an honest review. This is a different kind of shifter story, which I am liking very much, the characters are developed well, you get some background on them, and have a good understanding, while Rei and Adara's story unfolds before your eyes. Rei is one of the last born, not made, shifters left in the world. His kind are dying out, Adara is one of the few Amazon women left in the forest. Not just any woman mind you but the future queen of the amazon women. These women were ...more
Judy Lewis
Apr 03, 2015 Judy Lewis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What a wonderful story! I love it! Sarah Makela excels at taking the unusual and crafting it into a a wonderfully entertaining story full of fantasy, adventure and paranormal romance. Jungle Heat is Makela's first book in her amazing and refreshing Amazon Chronicles series which is set deep in the Amazon Rain Forest. The story is exciting, entertaining, thrilling, riveting, romantic and sensual. The dialog is smart and well written. The characters are fascinating, captivating, intriguing, w ...more
Sarah Boniface-Zeeb
It's different and it's Hot! I mean what's not hot about a kicka$$ Amazon Princess and a sexy weretiger biologist that's Russian? Adara Rukan the Princess likes to sneak out of her isolated village into the jungle for some adventure. She didn't count on that adventure being Andrei "Rei" Makarov a male weretiger. Rei had been watching Adara for awhile and wants her as his mate. When they "bump" into each other in the forest sparks fly. Both kinds but that doesn't stop Rei fron wanting to get to k ...more
Eva Millien
Apr 22, 2015 Eva Millien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazon Princess Adara Rukan ventures into the forest to find the were-tiger Andrei "Rei" Makarov waiting for her but the Amazons are supposed to conquer all men...right? Can love overcome their painful histories in this captivating paranormal romance.

Strong, compelling characters and a fascinating hidden world grab reader's attention from the very beginning as the fast paced and smooth flowing plot ensnares readers with suspense and passion. The attraction between Adara and Rei burns hot but cul
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Racy
Sep 28, 2015 Racy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adara Rukan was an Amazon princess. Her people did not trust men. They would seek out local Indian men tribes when needed to reproduce, but never kept any male children that were born. So when Adara met this weretiger Rei in the jungle she was very hesitant.

Rei had watch Adara for a while and even had protected her once. He admired her courage and beauty. He knew he wanted her as a mate but was uncertain how her and her people would except that. So what better way than to seek her out and confr
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Cheryl Drake johnson
I enjoyed Jungle Heat as a short paranormal story Adara a Amazon Princess and Rei a Siberian Weretiger fell for each other fast even though she was uncertain he was absolutely sure he wanted her for his mate and had fallen very much in love while watching her without her knowledge She realized there was something that attracted her to him it had nothing to do with procreating but to love and keep as her mate. Rei made her see that they were good together and that it was possible to live with the ...more
Kim
May 26, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jungle Heat is set in the Amazon and the setting makes it a unique shifter novel. The story moves along quickly. The main two characters Adara and Rei have a mutual attration for each other. Adara has been taught to not trust men because they are dangerous and destructive. Rei is a Siberian weretiger who has been living in the Amazon doing research. He took notice of Adara and wants her to become his mate. So, they obviously have obsticles to overcome from Adara's beliefs, Rei and Adara's painfu ...more
Donna
Sep 11, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
Can an Amazonian Princess fall in love with a male weretiger?
Picture yourself as an Amazonian Princess out for a walk and happen upon a half man half tiger. What do you do, fight or run? And what a cat going to do if you run but chase. You've never seen a naked man before and when he changes to full man, well not what? This wonderful story has some nice action in it as well as a few nice love scenes. Some werepuma’s that want to take what doesn't belong to them. Will the Amazonians accept a man
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Roxie's Reviews
Nov 19, 2014 Roxie's Reviews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Amazing Shape shifter book!"
This book is Incredible! The characters are fantastic!. Adara is an Amazon Princess. Rai is a sexy as heck weretiger. Adara's mother and her tribe had warned to be careful when she traveled in the jungle. One day Adara does not listen to them and that is when she meets Rai :). Rai had been watching this Amazon Princess for some time. The first time they meet Adara is scared of Rai as he is in his half man half tiger form and she stabs him lol. Soon though she falls
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Sharon Hatt
Mar 10, 2016 Sharon Hatt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazonian Princess Adara of the finds herself in quite the predicament; She has been chased down, knocked unconscious by a beast and wakes up to a very sexy stranger…problem is even when she has feelings for him she fears taking him home, her village despises and distrusts all men. Rei, however, is not a normal man he is a born weretiger, a very rare race, and he is determined to make Adara his mate. Just as Adara and Rei may be making headway with the villagers, trouble erupts in the form of a ...more
Cindy Caron
Feb 19, 2015 Cindy Caron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as a gift in return for an honest review
This is the first book in the series, and I am looking forward to reading the rest of it. It has a unique twist on shapeshifters, as well as bringing in the new concept of a new breed of jungle residents via a tribe of Amazonian women. The story has a good backbone, giving it lots of potential for future spinoffs (hopefully within the rest of the series). The characters are interesting and blend well to the tale. Sarah has a unique sty
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Diane
May 04, 2015 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**3.5 stars**

It gets steamy hot in the jungle…

The Amazon rainforest truly is inhabited by strong, beautiful women and Adara Rukan is their princess. Inhabited entirely by women, their village thrived by being self-sufficient and only seeking male companionship when necessary Rei Makarov was a biologist studying in the rainforest. Born a weretiger, he understood the meaning of lineage and heritage. Rei had saved her life once and their first formal meeting was not an accident. As the future queen
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Kim
May 10, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adara is an Amazon princess, as such she doesn’t trust men. When she comes across trouble in the jungle she is ready to defend herself. Rei is a weretiger that has been stalking Adara and wants her. Rei and Adara have to come together to defend Adara and her village against some rogue werepumas along with the help of some other werepumas.

There was suspense as Adara tried to return to her village and she felt danger and then as they fought the rogues. Jungle Heat is a fast paced race to protect t
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Laure
Feb 13, 2015 Laure rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Change is never easy, trust has to be earned! I really liked this book!

Adara is an Amazon princess. She is walking through the jungle near her home when Rei, a weretiger, starts chasing her. When she trips over a tree root, Rei pounces. While defending herself she stabs Rei with her sword and is shocked when he pulls the sword out of his belly and gives it back. He soon makes her his mate, but there is trouble with rouge werepumas. Rei's one-time friend Kyle, a werepuma, warns Rei that some of t
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Ann
Feb 22, 2015 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very quick steamy paranormal romance story. Since this is the first book I have read by the author I was unsure what to expect. Other than the story being far to short I enjoyed it and will check out other books by this author. I really enjoy any type of cat shifter stories, so this one with a tiger made me enjoy it more even though it was short. I hope to find other longer stories by this author because I enjoyed her style and the glimpse of the characters available in this one.
Lory
Feb 12, 2015 Lory rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found the story very interesting we have Adara princess of the Amazon venturing out into the forest looking for excitement not expecting to run into a weretiger by the name of Rei at first she taken by surprised to see a wereman in her forest her initial reaction is to defend herself and get away. But then a mutual attraction blossoms between the pair she is forced to have to go back to her village to explain her interaction with this new male overall it was a really good read.
Connie
Feb 22, 2015 Connie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received a copy from author for a honest review. I really enjoyed reading. Paranormal storyline that was fast paced, action packed and steamy. Contained sweet heat between an amazon Princess, Adara and a weretiger biologist named Andrei "Rei" Makarov. Loved their chemistry and passion as they fell for each other fast despite their differences. Author's writing style keeps you entertained. Promising start to a good paranormal series.
Beverly
Jan 21, 2014 Beverly rated it liked it
My Thoughts:
I enjoyed each of the short stories. I like how the characters intermingle within each other's story. The characters are interesting. The emotions run strong throughout all the stories. I felt that I didn't have a grip on the timeframe or the passage of time during the book, it appeared as if "true love"was quick to come to each couple, but that could have just been me. Each short story has the mating theme, so this isn't a young reader anthology - mature readers only.
I have always b
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Teresa Stirewalt
This story had a bit of a different twist on the whole shifter aspect. It was refreshing and gripping. It is not a long story but it drew me in and I pouted a bit when I realized I was at the end of the book. I enjoy the writings from this author a great deal and look forward to reading more of her books.
Jodi Ciorciari-marinich
Aug 27, 2015 Jodi Ciorciari-marinich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sarah Makela stories always captivate me. This one is great as well. Adara and Rei have chemistry from the beginning and find themselves together. I felt for both these character and was glad it all works in the end. It was faced paced and exciting to read. cant wait for next one
Vickie Raynor
Apr 09, 2015 Vickie Raynor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Leary of men in general, Adara, princess of the Amazonians, meets Rei, a weretiger, and the mate connection is made. They have several obstacles to overcome with her people and other werepumas. Excitement and passion compelled me to continue reading without stopping. Very apt title!
Gina Kamai
Aug 20, 2015 Gina Kamai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adara is an Amzonian princess, presiding over a village of only women. Rei is a shape shifting tiger that only has eyes for Adara. Can they make it work, or will the Amazons push him away from her?
Karen Shortridge
Really enjoyed this story
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A life-long paranormal fan, she still sleeps with a night light. In her spare time, she reads sexy books, watches scary mo
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