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Lucas (Southern Shifters #1)

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Kira MacDonald is in trouble. Plagued by false visions and erotic dreams of a man she's never met, she fears losing both her psychic powers and her sanity. The cure? Finding and bonding with her mate. The stubborn red-haired warrior might not want one, but fate has other plans, plans that include her rescuing Lucas Gunn. As the Guardian of his shapeshifting clan, Lucas Gun ...more
ebook, 230 pages
Published June 1st 2010 (first published January 15th 2009)
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Stacey is Sassy
Mine...Mine...MINE!!!

Dirty Sexy Furry is a great little smutty read. Every once in awhile I need a read that leaves me smirking, snorting and squirming. I know when I read a PN shifter book like this, I can count on a strong, possessive alpha who needs to claim his mate...or he'll die...or he'll go crazy...or he'll explode!!! What woman doesn't want a man who is consumed with want and desire...to possess...to ravish...to claim!!!

This book has a wee bit of a storyline where the couple are faced
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Shurrn
I read this book as part of the Shifter Romance Boxed Set. The final book in this boxed set really surprised me when I was becoming fatigued by the Shifter Genre. It had a lot of action, some suspense, and some great dirty talk. Overall, Lucas was a decent "forbidden mates" style of Shifter Romance.



Lucas is a Black Cougar, and Kira is powerful psychic.
They're predestined Mates, but their union is forbidden (blah blah blah, you know how this plot line goes).

I really liked Kira at first, she was a
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Faswop
Jul 08, 2014 Faswop rated it did not like it
I haven't a clue what I just read. I know there was a whole heapin' lot of sex. I know that they were mates and they were dreaming about each other. I know there was some supernaturally type stuff going on. And I know that there was some guff about intermingling of the breeds.

Now here is what I don't know. How was Kira a marine and not stationed somewhere? Why was some random group of supernaturals using a military brig as a prison? What exactly was the point of kidnapping Lucas and tormenting h
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WildAboutBones
May 10, 2011 WildAboutBones rated it liked it
Shelves: read4bbpr-review
www.BittenByParanormalRomance.com...

This is the first in Gayle's sexy Black Cougar series. It has a very good story line. I think in the future, this could be the basis for a full length print paranormal romance novel. At only 230 double-spaced pages, it is a very quick read. There is action, clan opposition, shifters, a witch, a budding romance, as well as a nefarious plot against our hero. The sex is very hot - on a scale of 1-4, it is a 3.5 including one anal scene, some spanking, one short m
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Roxie's Reviews
Aug 10, 2015 Roxie's Reviews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-must-read
"Suspenseful super amazing Romance"
This books story line is incredible!. The Characters are amazing!. In this story with the on set of Kira's mating call she has been having visions of a mysterious stranger. They have even almost made her wreck her car. Up on till lately they have been of the sexual nature. Now she sees him as a captive in a cell.
Lucas is a shifter and he has been captured, and is being held in a cell. The ones are holding him are trying to get him to shift. The only reprieve h
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Mandi Schreiner
Kira is having oh so naughty dreams about a man – a stranger. This man in locked away in a cell and Kira has an overwhelming desire to find him and save him. When she has been in tough situations in the past, she uses her Tallon to open her psychic gift. However, recently that gift has started to decline. She is afraid her step-father will find out her gift is not working well, opening her up to revealing secrets of her clan, which would impose an immediate death sentence. More surprisingly, she ...more
Jackie
Dec 10, 2010 Jackie rated it it was amazing
This book was a win from author back in beginning of October when she was promoting her September release Slave To Pleasure . I had not read anything by the author Eliza Gayle prior to this book and found it to be a quick and fun story which is the start of her Black Cougar series and has a very likeable female character in Kira and a yummy male character in Lucas.. Steamy Eliza Gayle at her best and good news for those who love shifters this series has those Alpha Males we all love to "drool ov ...more
Adrastea
2.5 stars. About 120 pages. Not very much plot development or character development, in my opinion. There is a lot of hot, steamy sex scenes, which I'll never complain about. I do enjoy the paranormal genre but just couldn't get into the premise of this one for some reason.
Daniela
Jan 31, 2012 Daniela rated it it was ok
New Author. Shapeshifters. Story was so-so. there were too many indiscrepancies in story that bothered me. I bought the ebook package of all three in series. I am trying to finish the series just for the sake of finishing. Hopefully next one might be a bit better.
Kelly
This book started out promisingly enough but somewhere along the way I lost the thread of what was happening and the end was a mishmash of events that I could hardly make heads or tails of. It's highly possibly that the lack can be laid at my feet but I honestly didn't know what I was reading over the last 40% of this book.

Kira confused me. I know part of the issue with her was that she was losing her grasp on reality as her mind fragmented but the things she did and the reasoning behind her act
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H.R. Savage
Mar 27, 2015 H.R. Savage rated it did not like it
Shelves: erotica
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Honestly, I’m a little flabbergasted after reading this book. I keep looking at my computer and thinking, what did I just read?

I don’t normally give out horrible reviews. I always believe that there is some kind of redeeming factor in the story, yet I couldn’t really find one for Lucas.

Lucas is what I like to call a Pornuscript. Now I love a good dirty novel, but this one almost puts FSOG to shame on the amount of sex within such a short period of tim
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Daria

I've always loved shifters... Eliza just makes your toes curl. (smile) This is a easy story with a plot mingled in it that will keep you interested until the last page.

Kira has Psi abilities and is close to her mating time, in the time if she isn't mated her mind will lose touch with reality. She could very well be a danger not only to her clan but shifters in general. The mating time pushes her into dream walking where she finds her mate locked in a cell. A mate that is forbidden and the fact
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Deborah
Aug 11, 2014 Deborah rated it it was ok
What and why?

Well I have to say this book confused me I felt like a child at times since I spend all my time asking why.
It started off well enough Kira is having dreams of a man she's never met, he's caged and being kept hostage by a female, the male from the dream is Lucas and he's sharing the same dreams. Kira is driven to find Lucas but Lucas having been kidnapped and tortured is not sure who he can trust so an uneasy alliance forms between them.
I'm not a fan of giving 'spoiler' reviews altho
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 3 Lucas Stars ~

Lucas is book one in the Black Cougar series by Eliza Gayle. This is a short quick read with lots of sex.

Lucas is definitely an alpha male who makes assumptions, but we see he has a loving and forgiving nature. Kira is psychic and on her way to a mental meltdown due to her mating urges kicking in, but she is also lucid enough to be wary of a mating.

The story is enjoyable, with action, romance, and a nefarious plot. The couple’s chemistry is smoking, but they do very little c
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Adriana
Lucas by Eliza Gayle

I purchased the Shifter bundle and only read Lucas's story completely so my review below is based solely on Lucas.

I’ve read other books by Ms Gayle and most were good but this series didn’t do it for me.

I finished Lucas and it was okay. Lot’s of jumping around in the story and the dialog was a bit choppy which made it difficult to read. Not much back story on the characters so I had a hard time understanding who hated who and why. Example is the Kira’s mother was mentioned a
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Lady E
Aug 16, 2014 Lady E rated it liked it
2.5
Llaph | No Frill | No Shill
This just wasn't the book for me.

Parts of this story were good, okay, and grrr wtf inducing. I wasn't too jazzed with Lucas's whole thinking she was the enemy at first and refusing to listen to her or like ... test her about what she was doing. Did he not recognize her from the dreams? I thought they had some mind reading stuff going on between them at times too? I admit that I didn't pay too much attention to what I was reading because I got annoyed a few times.
The one thing I wasn't too clear
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Aimie
Apr 16, 2017 Aimie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author is new to me but I really enjoyed this so I'll be reading more from her.
Monica
Jul 05, 2016 Monica rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: no-just-no
I'm gonna warn you I hated it. This isn't going to be a pleasant review. Forgive me but I seriously just can't be quiet. This was bad...really bad. I've read worse but wow. The next few things I mention dont bother me but they bothered a lot it seemed from the reviews. There was a lot of sex in this which didnt bother me. There was a sort of menage and cheating in this too. Not that there wasn't a good reason for them. In Kira's defense she was losing her mind and didnt know what the heck she wa ...more
Larissa
Jan 24, 2010 Larissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have such a thing for alpha males that when the review request for this book came up, I jumped at the chance.


Lucas and Kira's story is very interesting, intriguing and fun to nerve recking. They have similar origins but have so many secrets to hide from each other that it takes a long time for them to realize they are on the same side.


Lucas is a shifter and has been captured by people who want him to shift right in front of them. Kira is psychic and has been having visions of her mate, Lucas,
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Marcia
Feb 28, 2017 Marcia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sex filled read....

I would call this a pretty standard shifter story in the less romance, more sex category. As with most of this type, the relationship between the two main characters is forced into an extreme fast track by circumstances out of their control. Throw in some bad guys mucking things up and pushing things along even faster and you get this instant gratification where falling in love and being mated happens in the blink of an eye. If you're looking for that type of thing, then this
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Ana P
Aug 12, 2015 Ana P rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The one that started it all, the first Southern Shifters book.

Kira is beginning her mating faze and if she doesn't mate soon she will lose her mind and thus be put to death by the Counsel. Already she feels like she is losing her mind. She is having erotic dreams about a man she has never met yet her every instinct is telling her he is her mate, but she refuses to live under the thumb of a man. Kira is driven by a desperate urge to find him though as she believes he is in trouble.

Lucas Gunn is t
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Susan  Burgess-Ryan
I picked this book because the of the hunk and the black cougar on the cover. (Mostly the hunk). Oh, and it being free was a good reason also. Glad I picked it. Eliza Gayle put out something new in her book that peaked my interest. She had other paranormal in there other than just shifters. She did her job, my interest was peaked at the beginning and held till the very end.

In order to fix her false visions and erotic dreams Kira MacDonald has to find her mate and bond with him. If she doesn't d
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Dannielle
Apr 16, 2011 Dannielle rated it liked it
This book was fairly good. Lots of sexual and regular tension between Lucas and Kira. They had lots of trust issues to work out. It made it frustrating at times. I recall having similar issues while reading Malcolm's book.

Since I read Malcolm first it was nice to go back to the beginning and see how Lucas and Kira became a couple. It also gave a starting point for why Malcolm was in the situation he was in at the beginning of his book.

I was really intrigued by the fact that Kira was in the mil
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Missy Jane
May 11, 2011 Missy Jane rated it it was ok
I don't know if there was a problem with the formatting just from translation to my Nook, but this book was so hard to read I almost stopped a couple of times. However, I'm extremely stubborn and hate to not finish a story (unless it's excruciating). There was also a bad case of head-hopping all throughout. The story itself wasn't too bad, but the heroine frustrated me a couple of times and the sex scenes didn't always fit into the situation. The part where the heroine threw up when regaining co ...more
Heather andrews
Jun 26, 2014 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Every time Eliza has a free book of course I snag it I love her books. I loved how Kira can shock Lucas, "I'll take the French toast platter with extra bacon and some hot chocolate with extra whipped cream, please." He looked at her in surprise. "What? I'm hungry," she said." She's also a wild one, "hey, Lucas," she called out to him, stopping him in his tracks. "I don't think so. You don't get to rage at me and make all kinds of accusations and then just walk away. Who the hell do you think you ...more
Gab
Mar 13, 2011 Gab rated it liked it
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Dahrose
Mar 15, 2015 Dahrose rated it did not like it
Shelves: really-disliked
I quickly began to hate this read - am tired of heroines telling me how kick ass they are, only to never prove it and be complete wusses.
Plus the romance here was a big NO - they never trusted one another, always thought the other had the worst motivation behind every action they performed - and then suddenly they were in love. The h - stating a whole stream of reasons she loves the H - he's loyal and kind to his family, etc etc but the man is never kind or loyal to her.
And the bad guy in this
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Mary Devereaux
Jul 07, 2014 Mary Devereaux rated it did not like it
Shelves: just-no
I wasn't expecting a best seller. But I was expecting well written. This book was a total miss; from the lack of decent editing to the poor excuse for trying to create a multi level story with drama. And the "erotic" scenes and promise of "control" are laughable. Except I'm not laughing, because I'm pissed I wasted so much time on this book.
I have to wonder about the sanity and reading comprehension of those that rated this book anything over two stars. And to claim it's an "amazing read" and "I
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Dena
when I read the synopsis I could't wait to start reading. I loved the world of shifters and how there were guardians and different clans. I just thought with the characters being so well developed that there would be more depth.

The first thing is there is no background. What clans are there? How do the Guardians fit in with the clans? What started the ban on interspecies mating?

With these questions it was hard to get into the book. I am hoping that as I go along that my questions will be answe
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