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Dark Spirit

(Spirit Wild #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  233 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Romy Sarika has spent much of her life suffering at the hands of a sadistic cult leader. Twenty years earlier she watched him kill her mother, and now she awaits the same fate. But when the self-proclaimed prophet orders Romy killed, the wolf part of her rises up and for the first time she shifts. Managing to save herself, she leaves death and chaos in her wake.

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Kindle Edition, 187 pages
Published January 6th 2014 by Beyond the Page
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Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dark Spirit (Spirit Wild Series 02) by Kate Douglas

This series could be sub-titled Chanku: The next generation. The protagonists are Gabe and Jace, wolf-shifters raised in the Montana pack established in the previous series. They’re the kind of people you’d expect them to be: kind, competent, protective. They’re going to need all that to help the heroine, Romy, heal and escape the cultists. Note: You do not have to have read the previous series [although I do recommend it] or even the previous b
Patsy Hughes
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dark Spirit ( Spirit Wild ) by Kate Douglas

The second book of her new series Spirit Wild. The children of our much loved Chanku have grown up, as they experience the same rush of danger, life and love as their pack mates and families.

There has never been a stronger female character. Romy should have died. Thank the Goddess Eve for stepping up to give her the extra push to bring her into her own. Jace, being the son of healers, is in his element when his senses go nuts and he finds the battered a
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!

The cover is very beautiful!! I love when covers have the beast in both forms and such lovely beasts at that!!!

This is the 2nd book in the series and is for adults only due to the violence, discussion of rape, incest, and steamy scenes not involving the above mentioned reprehensible
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Kate Douglas, it was intriguing and well written. The characters are rich and realistic. I feel like This book is fine to read alone but like I was missing something from her previous series that I haven't read yet. This story was good throughout the book and kept me reading. I really liked Jace he was my favorite and I love the relationship between all the characters. I love the dynamics between Romy, Gabe and Jace! I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Marta Cox
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loving this new addition to what is turning out to be such an amazing series. This is another strong story set in the shifter world of the Chanku wolves. A not so secret group who constantly face danger but are determined to survive no matter what.
This story is set around the very strong willed Romy who has grown up in a religious cult ran by sadistic men and yearns for a better life. When the cult try to kill her out of fear she somehow manages to find the strength with her inner wolfs help to
Bobbi Romans
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another home run for Kate Douglas. Her characters are rich, flawed and united. No one writes such love and unity as Kate! (And that's not even mentioning the heat or swoon worthy descriptions)


Kelly Bennett
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book it's so good reading about the Chanku children all grow up! Kate has done it again, your in for nail biting adventure, romance, hot and steamy love scenes, over coming hard ships. This book has everything, my only complaint is I wanted it to keep going, with that said I can't wait for the next book!!
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
ARC received via NetGalley
DelAnne Frazee
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Dark Spirit - Spirit Wild Series Book 2
Author: Kate Douglas
Published: 1-7-2014
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Pages: 187
Genre: Romance
Sub Genre: Werewolves & Shifters; Mystery; Paranormal
ISBN: 13: 9781937349998
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley
Rating: 4.75 Stars

I received a copy of "Dark Spirit" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Description From the Publisher:

Romy Sarika has spent much of her life suffering at the hands of
Abby G. Amos
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another Great Read!

I am really enjoying this series! Reading stories about the pups/kids of shifters from a different series that I've read! There is a lot of action that I know will be appreciative! I believe everyone who reads this book will enjoy it! I will definitely recommend this book to others!
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another good Chanku book.

The story line was great! It held my interest to the end. Since I read the first series so long ago it was nice to get updated on the background of the pack. I don't really care for the man in man action so I skip over those.
Karen Fisher
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was touching, shocking at times and full of action and steam. I am hooked on the Chanku. They are unique and so amazing with such different abilities. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Be warned you will find yourself addicted too.
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The second in the second generation of shifters. As good as the first.
Sue Shepherd
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, douglas-kate
Love this intense and erotic series.
Apr 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Okay read

Bit complicated with the families and starts off quite brutally. That said I kept going even though I wasn’t sure where this paranormal story was going,
Jeannie Zelos
Jan 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Dark Spirit. Spirit Wild Series 2. Kate Douglas
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I really enjoyed the first in this series, Dark Wolf, so was excited to see this up for review. Its a continuation of the series,this time focussing on Chanku pack members and lovers Jace and Gabe. They find Romy in the woods escaping from the horrific life she's had in the religious cult into which she was born. She's near to death, but they manage to save her, and need to help her keep free from the cult mem
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
Source: eARC for Honest Review from Beyond the Page via NetGalley

So the Chanku are a guilty pleasure for me and have been since the original series Wolf Tale. This series involves the second generation of the Chanku from The Wolf Tale series.

In this book Gabe (Anton's son) and Jace (Adam's son) are best friend and partners who are surveying the quality of wolf packs in their areas. During this time they come across a very injured wolf who happens to be Chanku. Following Adam's foot steps Jace he
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Romy has lived her life in a cult. She has been treated horrible and has to walk a thin line so she doesn't get killed like her mother did. When the leader demands Romy must be killed she finally has enough and her wolf side comes through. She manages to escape by killing and is now on the run from the cult. They will stop at nothing to kill her and she is badly injoured. Jace and Gabe come across an injured wolf and begin to heal her. What they find is she is Chanku like they are. They begin to ...more
Dark Spirit is a powerful tale of survival, inner strength and love, spiced up with intensely erotic scenes that fit within the overall plot without forsaking the wonderful storyline.

Romy has grown up in an abusive religious cult where women are simply the vessels for the sadistic pleasures of the men, including her own father. When faced with a brutal and sadistic punishment, the pain finally brings Romy’s wolf to the forefront and she escapes, bloody, battered and near death. Best friends and
Eva Millien
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
The second book in the Spirit Wild series is an intriguing and erotic romance that captures the heart.

Spending much of her life suffering at the hands of a sadistic cult leader, Romy Sarika’s wolf rises up for the first time when the self-proclaimed prophet orders her death. She manages to save herself, leaving death and chaos in her wake. When Romy is found by Jace Wolf and Gabe Cheval, two striking and powerful Chanku, they help her heal and unleash sensual desires that are as new and intense
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all people who love paranormal reads
Recommended to Faith by: kate douglas - email notes
romys mother was killer because they discovered she could turn into a wolf,and they threw her body in the trash,her and a friend buried her under
under a tree,after that her father took her home and raped her and made her come to his bed,then he got a new women and she didn`t want her around any more,so rev.ezekiel tryed to make her marry one of the men,but she refused,then called satans bitch,and he was going to make an example of her,her thoughts went back to her mother telling her she had to
Crystal Marie
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This author is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors in the paranormal genre. I have yet to read one of their books that I haven’t completely enjoyed, and this was no exception.
I love the fact that with each book, we learn more and more about the Chanku, their history and what they are hoping for in the future. But not only that, these books all have something of their own that makes them stand out from the other books in the series.
In this book, there are some topics that are discussed t
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in place of an honest review.

The first book in this series was so good that I had to read the second one. I also fell in love with the cover. There isn't anything better than seeing a half dressed man on a book cover. You can let your imagination run wild. If you read this book you don't even need your imagination.

Romy Sarika has lived most of her life in the hands of a sadistic evil cult. She watched them kill her mom and she knows in time she will
Shelbie  Knight
May 15, 2014 rated it liked it
To start, I would like to say that I've read the entire Wolf Tales series (including all novellas & Sexy Beasts'h and loved them all. I have also read all of this new series so far, but for some reason I just can't grasp it like I did with Wolf Tales. I've enjoyed it, but it hasn't enveloped my attention as WT did.

As for this novel, I would give it 3.5 stars, which is the lowest I've ever rated one of Kate's titles. The reason? Simply put, it bored me. It seems to be a running theme, all th
Mar 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotic-romance
This was a very intriguing story of abuse, sexual abuse, cults, violence and lots of erotic sex. A book with a lot of action from the very first page where Romy is caught, tied and whipped as she relives her life with the abusing cult.

Romy lives in a cult where her father sexually abused her from 6 years old which is ok with the cult and it’s leaders. She watches as they killed her mother who was a shifter. The cult is all about sex and controlling women. Women have no rights all they are made f
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
While other characters are mentioned from the first book in the series, Dark Spirit is as a fine stand alone.

I really enjoyed the story of Romy, Jase and Gabe. While there is some M/M, MMF, M/F and M/F/M action, it really focuses on Romy and Jase's developing relationship.

Romy escapes after being tortured by the cult and finally is able to turn wolf. She is found by Jase and Gabe, also wolf shifters. They tell her what she is and protect her from the cult with the help of human rangers. She cont
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal

When I started reading Dark Spirits I wasn't expecting such an explicitly erotic romance I have to admit, I was expecting just the usual shapeshifter romance, but was I wrong. The heroine Romy Sarika, is a young women who has spent most of her life in a cult like community where women are treated terribly, She has been beaten and raped repeatedly from an early age.
When she is ordered to be beaten to death she shifts unexpectedly for the first time and escapes with barely her life.
Jace Wolf and G
Jan 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, calibre-library
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Having not read book 1 of this series, this was my first experience with the Chanku (aka werewolf shifters from another galaxy). The book was dark, gritty and naughty, with a tough chick and some alpha males thrown in for good measure.

Romy is a woman who has grown up sexually abused and tormented in an isolated cult. Her mother was killed 20 years prior when she tried to escape as (shockingly) a wolf. After reading her mother’s diar
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: misc-rrc-s
For the full review: Got Romance! Reviews

I enjoyed this novel. I do feel that something was missing for me to give it way up high five rating, but needless to say, I think if you have enjoyed other Chanku novels from Ms. Douglas you will likely enjoy this one too. There are grisly bloody action scenes, but surprisingly I wanted more pain and suffering dealt out. This is one comment you will have to read to understand. I can’t remember the last time I was so blood thirsty and violent. Then you sw
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Lady by: Beyond the Page Publishing via NetGalley
Romy has been held prisoner and suffered all kinds of abuse all her life in a cult that her mother joined. When she was little she witness her mother's death as she tried to escape this life. Now Romy is in the same situation that her mother was in. But the only difference is that Romy saves herself when she subconsciously turns in a wolf. But before she can save herself she is badly beating to near death. And this is the way that Gabe and Jace finds her.

Gabe and Jace are best friends on assignm
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Some people just seem to know they are meant to write, but it can still take a while to figure out exactly what their career will entail. Kate Douglas started out writing radio copy for a country western radio station in 1972, wrote and illustrated an educational cartoon strip for the American Mosquito Control Association for a number of years, was a newspaper reporter for a small town weekly wher ...more

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