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In ten years of working for the Damask Circle, shapeshifter Katherine Tanner has never come across anything that goes after kids the way this monster does, and she has never met anything that does to them what this thing does. And it’s not something she wants to confront. But with the Circle’s resources stretched to the limits, she’s given very little choice. The last thin...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published July 31st 2003 by Piatkus Books
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AH
Initial Thoughts: This book reminded me a little of the first book in the series, Circle of Fire. I liked the hero and heroine in this book. Kat was a member of the Damask Circle and well versed in all things supernatural. On the other hand, Ethan is at odds with his werewolf side, not even knowing how to shift. Ethan also has some serious commitment issues. No problem - these two are hot together. Full review to come...

The Review:
Circle of Desire is a little reminiscent of the first book in the...more
Mara
Circle of Desire was the book I loved more in the Damask Circle spin-off. You can see the first tendrils of what will become the author's next successful series, Riley Jenson- Guardian.

Mostly, I loved the tighter plot, the stronger heroine. I loved the author's stronger stance on women, gender and sex. No, we are not yet to the Guardian's point. But there's less virgin territory here, more of women who know what they want (if not yet what they are worth :)

Kat is knowledgeable, strong, she's the...more
♆ BookAddict ♨ ✒ La Crimson Femme❇ ♐
Children kidnapped, tortured and killed is abhorrent. Immediately, this plot is going to generate more emotion in me. I'm actively engaged and wanting to know more. I want the evil responsible to be completely exterminated. This is a job for Katherine aka Kat. She and her grandmother are part of the investigative team from Damask Circle. They are psychics and shifters prepared to do what they must to hunt down the kidnappers and rescue the children. They are hindered by a "muggle" cop, Ethan.

Et...more
Librarian Lavender
Katherine and her grandma are working for the Damask Circle. They need to track down a monster that tortures and murders children. Ethan is a cop whose niece has been kidnapped. Together he and Kat have to find the monster's hiding place. She and Ethan want each other, they maybe even really need what the other has to offer. Even though he's a shifter himself, Ethan doesn't believe in magic. The attraction between him and Kat makes their job harder instead of easier, because Ethan doesn't want t...more
Julie
Circle of Desire is the third book in the Damask CIrcle series and like the previous books can stand alone. The story starts with Kat investigating the disappearance and death of two children of which was definitely a paranormal event. An agent of the Damask Circle both Kat and her grandmother Gwen were hot on the trail of the killer when an unexpected distraction appeared. Ethan is a cop and a wolf shifter whose niece was one of the children abducted. Hoping against hope that she is still alive...more
Fangs for the Fantasy
Katherine, raven shapeshifter and psychic, and her grandmother are hunting a new enemy of the Damask circle: some unknown and unseen force is kidnapping children. Their bodies turn up weeks after their disappearance – but they’re not just dead, their very souls have been consumed

Obviously, this has to stop. And with Damask circle resources stretched, any help they can get is very welcomed

Ethan is a police officer, his niece has been captured and he’s definitely ready to step up and join the hunt...more
Anne
I enjoyed this third entry in the Damask Circle series. I would label it a Paranormal Romantic Suspense. As I recall Keri Arthur's other early work, this one seemed to be heavier on the sex between Kat and Ethan. Not only is Ethan a werewolf, but Kat and her grandmother (the only secondary character with a decent size role)are special as well. I liked all the characters and the bad guys from the mara (a new supe for me), rogue weres and zombies were suitably bad.

This story definitely stands alon...more
Jeannie Zelos
Circle of Desire. A Damask Circle Book: 3. Keri Arthur
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I love the Nikki and Michael books, and this spin off trilogy about other members of The Circle has been great. I'm just sad that this is the last one :(
Once again there's a mystery to be solved, people to be saved and a good,sexy,sensual hot male to throw in some spice! Gwen and her granddaughter Kat work for The Circle, and they've been sent to investigate just what is taking and killing children. Th...more
Alisha Tarran
Children are going missing, then days later their bodies are being found with their souls ripped from them and evidence of a brutal death. Ethan Morgan's niece is one of the missing children. Ethan is a dedicated cop....and a werewolf, and he has no intention of doing as ordered and sitting twiddling his thumbs...no, not only will Ethan bring her back alive but he'll capture the monster behind this. To do so, he'll have to start believing in magic and the supernatural, and trust the crazy woman...more
Sarah
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Let me start of by saying that, at first, I was dragging my heels with this book. I wasn't won over by the way both characters were willing to jump in the sack with questionable motives and reasoning. But, by the end, I warmed up to their relationship as it progressed.

What worked for me in this book?

Kat - She was a great character to read. Not too whiny, but not too 'in control', if that makes sense? She had a real balance of both...more
Sarah
The third and final installment of the Damask Circle trilogy was as 'meh' for me as the second one. Compared to Circle of Death's lead character I enjoyed our lead here. She was a bit more open and I was able to enjoy her voice more. On reflection I actually think you can take the attitudes of the man and woman in Circle of Death and reverse them to get Kathy and Ethan. Kathy is a moderatly stable one, with a tragic backstory (which seems to be a given). Ethan seems to have a similarly tragic ba...more
Glennis
This is a reissue of an older work and the third book in the series of the Damask Circle. Once again we get new characters with the only tie to any previous ones are occasional phone calls to the leader of the circle. New monster/villain and a slightly different take on zombies. Both the hero and heroine are shifters, one is a bird and the other is a wolf. The hero is the wolf and he has for the most part cut himself off to any permanent relationships with women due to his heart being broken whe...more
Preethi
Circle of Desire is the third book in the Damask Circle series.

In certain aspects, this book is much better than the former two, but certain flaws of the first two books still persist here too.

First for the positive aspects- Keri Arthur does have a wonderful imagination, I can, give you that. The evil being in this story is different from the first two. In this book, it is a Mara i.e. a soul-sucker. Both the male and female lead of the story are shifters. Katherine Tanner and her grandmother...more
Beth
Circle of Desire is the third edition in the Damask Circle Series by Keri Arthur.

Kat Tanner and her grandmother have worked with the Damask Circle for over 10 years. They are about to face the most difficult case so far.

Shifter children are being kidnapped and murdered. The last victim was shifter and police officer Ethan Morgan's niece. Ethan will break all the rules if it will save his niece.

When Ethan and Kat meet the chemistry is electrifying, but Ethan has some serious hang ups about comm...more
Melliane
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My English review

And here’s the last volume of the Damask Circle series. I confess that I thought that by starting the series, I would be able to learn more about this organization that we hear so much about. In the end it is true that this is not the case but I took a great pleasure in discovering all these new characters, all different from each other. In addition, we have in this volume the mention of Nikki & Michael, the two characters of the previous trilogy.

We follo...more
Laura
Such a amazing series!! I am impatiently waiting on the next book and then next..,

Circle Of Death Book 2 and Circle Of Desire Book3
A Damask Circle Book By Keri Arthur, was seriously amazing it sucks you in and leaves you feeling satisfied, I literally ran across both books in the grocery store and they had already sold out of book 1, I debated on getting them since they would not be complete but am so happy I went with my gut feeling a nabbed them both!!! Trust me when I say if you are a lover...more
Nádia Batista
I've been waiting for this book since I started reading A Damask Circle Series. The last book; a goodbye to a world filled with supernatural beings and humans with amazing powers. It was a bittersweet reading, because of the pleasure it gave me, but also the sadness of the farewell.

The story of this Circle of Desire uses, once again, the same formula of the previous volumes, where we have a shapeshiter and a werewolf, who meet during the investigation of kidnapping and murderer of children.
I mus...more
Olivia
I was given this for an honest review.

I must say after reading a ton of Keri Arthur in the last couple months I have loved them all, but this one is my all time favorite to date.

The latest bad guy/girl is stealing small children and you don't even want to know what condition they are in when found. (I could not wait for the justice to be severed to this beast of a child killer... just saying I have a vivid Imagination..HA)

The Heroes:
Katherine Tanner (aka Kat) and her sweet loving Gran Gwen.
Kay i...more
MartyAnne
Katherine Tanner knows who she is, knows her magic, and knows her work. Now her company has her on a case that pulls at her skills and her heart ... something Other-Worldly is attacking and killing kids in a brutal manner.

Her first confrontation with one of the Otherworldly creatures on the case also has her meeting human cop Ethan Morgan at the scene. He has more than a little stake in this investigation... his niece is one of the recently missing children. That and the seductive pull that the...more
She Hearts Books
Children are being kidnapped, tortured, and killed. Their very souls are being sucked out of them. The Damask Circle sends in witches - Kat and her grandmother, Gwen - to hunt the kidnappers and rescue the children using their psychic and shifter powers. In the process they cross paths with a cop named Ethan whose niece is one of the missing children and has been asked to back off from the police investigation.

Although he is a shifter, Ethan doesn't believe in the paranormal. This makes for an...more
James
Circle of Desire is third book in the Damask Circle series and I have yet to read the first two. Gwen and Kat Tanner are psychic raven shape shifting witches that hunt monsters. They are on the trail of a mara, a soul sucker that has been kidnapping children, when they meet Ethan, werewolf detective who's neice is missing. A powerful emotional bond grows between Kat and Ethan but all he wants is sex because the moon is almost full.

A very entertainning erotic horror novel with every other chapter...more
Jessica
and second novels, Circle of Fire and Circle of Death, Circle of Desire has a very compelling storyline and well-done mystery. I couldn't stop turning the pages to find out how the mystery will resolve.

But sad to say, the flaws of this novel overwhelm the strengths of this novel. The flaws that has existed since the first book, which is the lack of worldbuilding and relationship development, still continue to exist glaringly. I doubt you'll want to listen to me rant for the third time about sim...more
Becca ~BS BOOK REVIEWERS~
Circle of Desire is the third installment of the Demask Circle series by Keri Arthur. I love this series even thought I was a little disappointed with the last book. This book picked up the pace and romance and I couldn’t put it down.
This paranormal series has quickly become one to look out for with likeable characters, mystery, and romance this series has everything you can imagine.
My only gripe is that the characters seem to be random and you don’t get much on the background or see characters...more
Gina
By far the best book of the 3 Circle Books. I honestly think that I would have enjoyed this more if this was not the only book about the MCs. I would love a series based on these characters, I enjoyed them so much. Alas, that is not to be.

The story was very creative. A paranormal creature was introduced that I do not recall being mentioned in another story. (I love learning about new mythological creatures!) Not knowing anything about the creature kept me guessing as to what exactly was going to...more
Lexi
**Originally written for Book Bliss book blog. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review**

Review:4 stars
General: This book had a very different, but similar feel to the other Circle books. I think the thing it shared in common is all three started much faster than the stories in the Riley Jensen and Nikki & Michael series - which I love. You're thrown right into the mix. You're also always dealing with slightly darker deeds by the villain in the Circle book...more
Carrie
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This might be my new favorite of the circle spinoff! Something about the combination of sizzling chemistry, werewolves, and the reluctant pair in this one really grabbed me. It was a quick but totally enjoyable read all the way through!

Kat is a shifter working for the Circle with her grandmother, a seer. Together they are a type of crime fighting duo I haven’t ever encountered before. Ethan’s niece is the latest in a string of kidna...more
Jackie
Book Info
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: April 1st 2014 by Dell (first published July 31st 2003)
original titleCircle of Desire (Damask Circle, #3)
ISBN 0440246571 (ISBN13: 9780440246572)
edition languageEnglish
series Damask Circle #3
other editions (7)
Source:Netgalley EARC

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BOOK SYNOPSIS


A TEMPTING FATE

Two children have been found dead, their souls torn from their bodies. Two more are missing, and Ethan Morgan’s niece is one of them. A dedicated cop, Ethan...more
Isis
I would like to thank NetGalley and Dell for the opportunity to read this story. Although I received the ebook for free, that in no way impacts my review.


A TEMPTING FATE

Two children have been found dead, their souls torn from their bodies. Two more are missing, and Ethan Morgan’s niece is one of them. A dedicated cop, Ethan has every intention not only of bringing her back alive but of catching the monster behind these kidnappings. And he will use anyone and everyone to achieve those aims—even a
...more
Debi
I received a copy from Netgalley and the publisher for an honest review

CIRCLE OF DESIRE is #3 in Damask Circle series. It's no problem if you have not read any of the other books. It will stand alone since it does not rely on characters from the other books. Lots of action and moves at a fast pace. Kat and Gwen are shifters that fight the bad guys for the Damask Circle.

Kat Tanner and her Grandmother are assisting in missing childen case. Skeptic Ethan Morgan is a werewolf, but he's cop who know...more
Vannessa
I thought this book was fantastic. Loads of action, bit of romance and a happy ending! Shame this is the last in the trilogy as I have really enjoyed this series.

Ethan's niece has gone missing, same as a few other children and he is determined to find her. Being a cop helps, but he is soon pulled off the case by his captain for being too emotionally involved.

At the same time, Kat and her grandmother Gwen are trying to track down the kidnappers as part of the Damask Circle's investigation team....more
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Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs
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