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Marked (Metamorphosis #1 (All That Remains))

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  937 Ratings  ·  166 Reviews
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Dane takes you into a brand new world in ALL THAT REMAINS.

Summer Killian falls fast and hard when Charlie arrives in Paradise Village. But the heat turns all the way up when she learns Charlie is also with Hatch - the man she loved three years before. While she's not sure she's cut out for a triad, neither man is goin
ebook, Anthology, 412 pages
Published February 10th 2014 (first published January 30th 2014)
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4 stars
Three stories of passion, possession, and ink.

Three strong-willed women that I love, because they aren’t afraid to speak their mind, take what they want and choose to live their life full of passion. Plus where there is a strong woman there is an even stronger man behind her letting her simply be her, loving her for all that she is and willing to give her everything that she needs.

Beyond Temptation
"Tell me I can keep you, and I'll stay."

Noah has skills that are in demand; the
I will rate each story separately when it comes out, but for now, the average rating is ***3 stars***

Kit Rocha gets 5 stars from moi!
I'm already a fan. I've read all of her books to date and loved it. I feel that, at this point, it's hard to be objective. I'm familiar with the story set up, emotionally invested in all the characters and I'm always exited to read the next book in the series.
To be completely honest, the only reason I requested the ARC in the first place, was because of these ga
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Jul 28, 2013 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Erotic Romance Readers
Three erotic stories with tattoos as part of the culture

"Beyond Temptation" by Kit Rocha - 4 stars

Hot! Hot! Hot! Noah finds his best friend's little sister. She's all grown-up and covered in O'Kane ink. The secret he keeps about her brother's is the obstacle in their romance. It really wasn't too imaginative, but it was still engaging.

There is actual world-building in this novella, which wasn't present in the last full novel. The sexy times are hot and erotic AND evenly spaced. If you skip this
Jan 16, 2014 Barbara rated it it was amazing
**A free copy of this book was provided by author in exchange for an honest review**


Erotica + Dystopia=Winning combination

Oh, how I missed O'Kane family. It’s been a while and boy, do they know how to entertain a girl.
This is a story of little Emma, better known as Ace’s lovely blond apprentice, who apparently is not a little girl anymore, but a grown woman determined to win the heart of Noah, her brother’s best friend and a long-term childish crush. Noah had never
Buddy read with Amanda, Annie & Aly.

Beyond Temptation by Kit Rocha - 4.5 stars

I'm going to confess that Beyond Temptation was the whole reason I wanted to read the Marked anthology, I absolutely adore the Beyond series and am completely addicted to these sexy O'Kanes and the world that Kit Rocha has created! So it'll be no surprise when I tell you that this was my favourite story in the anthology, probably because I'm already so invested in this world and it's characters. We have briefly met
Jul 22, 2013 liz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm rounding up the average score to 3.5 stars for overall steam factors.

Anthologies are hard to rate. Sometimes the range is wide, and the stories hit me at all different levels. That's very much the case with this one, and so I've averaged the score and given individual breakdowns...

Noah and Emma have a deep and somewhat tragic history. I'm not sure if you can fully appreciate it or the O'Kane world if TEMPTATION is your first venture into Sector 4. It feels like muc
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Anthology Rating: ★★★★☆ Three stories, three different landscapes and the running theme through all three is that these chicas go after what they want. They don't 'need a man', they need a partner/s and won't settle for less. One of the best anthologies I've read.

★★★★☆ - Beyond Temptation
Noah always tried to protect little Emmaline and thought he had placed her in a safe place. Except Emma had left that 'safe place'
Aug 21, 2013 Iva rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, too-hot, adult, arc
"A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review."

Liked Beyond Temptation, even though it was too short and not enough for a good pacing the Kit Rocha duo is great at in this series. But still very good. 4.5 stars.

Rocky Ride was also very good, surprisingly so. Very, oh so very hot, but also with a great message based on general prejudice of tattooed bikers and rough looking men. I'm definitely continuing this series. 4 stars

But what's with All That Remains? Set i
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
Holy moley. I practically had to toss my kindle in water to put out the flames.

Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam

All that remains:
Ok, so I admit I wasn’t even going to read this book, I’ve tried reading a couple books by Lauren Dane and I’ve never been able to get through them for whatever reason. I ended p being pleasantly surprised by this book. So from what I understand this is the first in a new dystopian like series by Dane. I have to admit I found it intriguing, basically something happened (I ca’t remember what the end of the world as we know it event is oops)
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

BEYOND TEMPTATION by Kit Rocha – 4 stars

Part of the Beyond series world, BEYOND TEMPTATION can be read as a standalone, introducing the post-Flare world to new readers or be a blissful return for loyal fans. This is Noah and Emma’s story. Emma has been one of the lucky ones to get the O’Kane ink. With that comes a sense of support and protection, the one thing that she hasn’t had for most of her life. When Noah comes back into her life, Emma is reminded of her past and especially her brother as
Jan 20, 2014 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Beyond Temptation

Kit Rocha
It’s taken the girls a couple of books in the Beyond Series for us to finely get a taste of Noah Lennox. And do we ever, not your typical geek squad here. Our boy Noah likes his women dirty, really dirty. Of course that is the only thing Dallas O’Kane deals in, really fucking dirty.
, her
“I’ll hurt you. I won’t want or mean to, but I’ll do it. Mark my words, Emma”
Four years ago, Noah paid for Emma’s freedom into the mountains, but things don’t always end up like they
**arc provided by author for an honest review**

Overall rating = 4.67 stars

I’m not going to lie, but the only reason I wanted to read this anthology was for the Kit Rocha story. I love the Beyond series and can’t get enough of the O’Kanes. And while some might be tempted to only read that novella (as I was); I urge everyone to read the others. Both authors were new to me so I didn’t know what to expect. And I’m happy to say that other two stories drew me in immediately and left me wanting more of
I've been looking forward to the 'MARKED' anthology since it was announced that it was coming out!

The main draw in the beginning for me was Kit Rocha's 'Beyond Temptation' - I adore the 'BEYOND' books and was excited to read the new novella in the series (which is one of my Top 5 series EVER)!! - but as I read through the book I realised that I'd found another author who's books I'm just gonna love!!!

Beyond Temptation (Beyond series #3.5): Kit Rocha
LOVEDLOVEDLOVED IT!! Gods, Emma & Noah's
Beyond Temptation - Kit Rocha - 4 Stars - Emmaline "Emma" Cibulski, Noah Lennox - I like Noah and Emma. I am very curious to see how this thing with Flemming will play out.

All That Remains - Lauren Dane - 3 Stars - Summer, Charlie, Hatch - Let me tell you if I had this book in paperback the pages would be wilted from steam. It's a wonder my Kindle is not damaged from it. Summer and Hatch gave me a slight case of whiplash with how fast they went from sexy times to arguing but I suppose tha
Jan 08, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian

Those who know me, know i LOVE techy/geeky men...and ooooh my, Noah is the sexiest gingeriest, geekiest techy around!!!

***Delicate O'Kanes don't exist***

Emmaline "Emma" Cibulski- tattoo apprentice to Ace, has definitely come into her own. Not only is she an artist with a needle, she is an artist on the stage, and can absolutely hold her own!

These 2 light up the pages! The chemistry is wicked and the whole time you're like "COME ON ALREADY!!!"

But they DO NOT dis
Aly is so frigging bored
Only for the Kit Rocha story
1st read January 2014

2nd read September 2014
Buddy read with Jo
FV Angela
One of the few anthologies where I enjoyed every single story.

Review originally posted at

I have to admit that when I saw this in my inbox I made a little squeally sound and kind of danced around the room for a bit. I’m not usually a big fan of anthologies because I always seem to be picking them up for just one of the stories and there are very few I’ve read where I enjoy myself from beginning to end. But Marked had another addition to the Beyond series,
Anne Dirty Girls' Good Books
Three stories with strong women who don't really need a man, but love them anyway. I loved it and want to go back and reread!

I'm going to break this down into the 3 stories and review them separately. As a whole I give the anthology an A. It's rare to have all the stories in a collection work for me like these did! I highly recommend it, and the authors' note in my ARC says that the ebook will be on sale for $2.99 until the end of February, when the price will go up to $4.99. This book is a stea
Aug 12, 2013 Z-squared rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, spank-me, shorties
Fair warning: I'm not a fan of second-chance romances. They're just not my thing. But if they're YOUR thing, and you like a little kink with your thing, then Marked is for you.

Another fair warning: I got this as an ARC from the authors. And you should all probably know that I worship at the altar of Kit Rocha.

*we're not worthy!!*

First up: Beyond Temptation, a tantalizing snippet from my favorite dystopian erotica universe. Actually, from my favorite erotica of all time, period. Noah and Emma h
Beyond Temptation -- Kit Rocha
5 Stars

This is the first I've read of this author. I bought Beyond Shame some time ago when it was featured on BookBub, because it sounded interesting, but I haven't read it yet. Now I see what a crime that was. I think I will be moving that book up in my reading schedule. Beyond Temptation was fantastic! Even not being familiar with the universe I very much enjoyed it and got rather lost in it. And hot! OMFSM was this story hot! And riveting. I simply could not put
Kumiko Lei  ~Lost In A Book~
Reviewed at Lost In A Book

Marked is an anthology with shorts from Lauren Dane, Vivian Arend, and Kit Rocha. And since I'm a dunce, I was halfway through the second short when I realized the common theme was tattoos. You would think that I would've caught on sooner given that the title is "Marked" and that beautiful cover.

Even though they are all shorts they pack a huge, steamy, sexy times punch.

With Beyond Temptation, I got to venture back into Sector 4 with the O'Kanes and I was not disappoin
Jan 08, 2014 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, read-in-2014
Tattoos and sexy times. 'Nuff said.

Beyond Temptation (Beyond #3.5): Whoa. Kit Rocha packs a lot of story (and sex) into this little beauty. Emma is a strong, uninhibited O'Kane woman and Noah is the man she's loved for ages. The sex is plentiful (and SMOKIN'), as we've come to expect whenever those O'Kanes get together, and both Emma and Noah have to come to terms with the past before they can find their future.

I am so smitten with this gritty, sexy world. Once again, the O'Kanes sucked me in fr
Laz the Sailor
Jan 27, 2014 Laz the Sailor rated it really liked it

In general, I prefer full-length stories, but these 3 shorts worked very well. Technically, the common theme was tattoos, but other than the first one, it wasn't really important to the stories. For me, the common theme was women in control of their relationships. And the sex was very hot in all three stories.

Beyond Temptation - a perfect interlude in the Beyond series. Instead of a rescued female being welcomed into Sector 4, this was about a loner guy who falls for an O'Kane woman. All of
Jan 20, 2014 Kaetrin rated it really liked it
Why I read it: I received a review copy from Kit Rocha.

Beyond Temptation by Kit Rocha: Taking place between the events of Beyond Pain and the soon-to-be-released Beyond Jealousy, Temptation features O’Kane member Emma Cibulski and the mysterious tech expert living underground somewhere in Sector Three, Noah Lennox. Emma and Noah both have history in Sector Five and Noah has a hard-on for revenge against Five’s leader Mac Fleming. He blames Mac for his best friend (Emma’s brother)’s death. For re
Erin Burns
Feb 03, 2014 Erin Burns rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Re-read, and I sincerely hope I've become better at reviewing, looking at what I wrote here last year.

Emma escaped from Sector 5 under pretty negative circumstances. Noah is the computer tech that sector 4 has been searching for. He's also Emma's teenage fantasy. Emma is take charge, she knows why she is with the O'Kane's, who she is, and what she wants. Noah on the other hand has difficulty seeing her as anything but his best friend's little sister. Sparks really fly between these two.
**4 STARS**

All That Remains (Metamorphosis #1) by Lauren Dane
Hatch, Charlie and Summer

Read 14th February 2014

I'm not a big fan of anthologies but I really liked this one. It helps when it is by 3 of my favourite authors.

I enjoyed all 3 stories.

Review to come
Jun 05, 2013 Nicole rated it really liked it
The Kit Rocha story was great, I absolutely love the Beyond series!! The Vivian Arend story was awesome as well, I love her sexy characters. The new series from Dane was interesting as well, I can't wait to read more about that world.
An all around fabulous anthology.
Becca Reads
Sep 20, 2013 Becca Reads rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, arc, 2014
Suffice to say I loved this anthology! I already knew I loved Kit Rocha and the Beyond series but I found two new authors and series that I like too. My full review is here.
Apr 12, 2014 Joy rated it it was ok
First story was ok but couldn't finish last ones--
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Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!

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