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Bound By Her Scent (Twin Canyon Shifters #1)

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A BBW Paranormal Erotic Romance

The ban on human/ shifter sex has been lifted, but that doesn’t mean the Twin Canyon shifters are ready to mate with humans - especially wolf shifter Ryker Black. He is too rough and raw for the average woman.

Ally Benson is not your average woman. Ally is Ryker’s mate; even if he refuses to claim her. When Ally is chosen to teach the pack a
ebook, 41 pages
Published March 24th 2014 by Smashwords
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SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
This is a great short read.

If you want a quick fun hot little read this is it!

Personally, I just wish it had been a full length book! I certainly think, given the history/backstory and glimpse at world building we got, and the quality of writing it could certainly have been a lot longer and given a lot more character and story development and been an excellent full length novel.

So that would be my only complaint really - just because I really wanted more from Ally and Ryker. As characters they
Angela Dossett
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you like Hot, Erotic short stories, you gotta' read this one. You'll definitely need a fan to cool off (LOL!!) I've never read anything by this author. I was tickled pink when asked to give my honest opinion. I was quite pleased with it, being a short story. The main characters were engaging (LOL!!), though I would have liked more background on them. The plot was concise. Secondary characters were mentioned, but no further details. I got the impression that this might turn into a trilogy/seri ...more
Maria Dodd
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2r-author
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review by the author. She called it a "short spicy read" and she wasn't kidding!

From the first sentence it left nothing to the imagination but was well written. For such a graphic, erotic tale it was also a good read. The characters were great and there was a clear plot. I wish the book was longer so the story line could be developed further. Ryker, an Alpha, was as expected if you read shifter books and I was left wanting to know more about him. T
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This was definitely spicy! I really liked though how author portrAyed female to be curvy and not skinny and athletic. The masturbation in front of all the alphas caught me off guard but reading further seeing these huge tough men brought to their knees from that was pretty fun though
This is an awesome quick read! I liked the writing style and the story. It would have been a great full-length book! The "demonstration" caught me a little off guard... I didn't expect it but wow... hot as hell! The chemistry between Ryker and Ally was off the charts and sex scenes... were steamy! It's the first time reading this author and I'm impressed!

Aղցela W.
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review. This was hot and steamy short story. Ryker is an Alpha male who doesn't want to claim his human mate Ally. Ryker has known about his mate for over a year now and willing to protect her from anything and anyone including himself. Ally Benson, an animal behavioral specialist, has wanted Ryker Black from the first time she met him. She can't understand his hostility towards her. When Ally is asked to perform sexually before wolves ...more
Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sexy-time
Well, well, well. What a tasty little treat this was! Looking for a short, fun sexy read? Got a half hour to kill? Need to get primed for your man to get home? (LOL!) This will be your Kryptonite!

It is about thirty pages long and gets right to the point. I am not sure when or where this story originates from. From what the author says this is her first short story/book. In reading it there seems to be a back-story in the authors’ mind that I would love to see fleshed out in a series. I am not s
Lisa Foster
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)
WOW! You better carry a fire hydrant with you when you read this as it is smouldering hot! I was surprised at the beginning with the sex and then realized it was a dream. The characters, Ryker and Ally actually like each other But don't know how to communicate with each other to believe it. They DO finally in the most Carnal way! The sex shifter/human ban was lifted, Ally was instructed to give a full demo in pers
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review.**

This novella has the potential to be a really good book, however it didn't take long for me to think I had started in the middle of the book and had missed some crucial info. I know being a novella that it can be hard to squeeze in everything, but I don think we need more in the beginning of them meeting for the first time.

There is a masterbation scene along with one sex scene that are both hot, but Ally just does
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't believe how this one grabbed my attention immediately and never let me go., Hot, HOT! Yes, it is a short story, but it certainly packs in more heat into those pages than I thought was possible while actually having a storyline. I liked how Ryker was concerned for his mate and feared hurting her with his alpha demands. Ally is a smart, determined, and realistically sized woman that knows what she wants and goes for it. I enjoyed reading this, but I'm really glad it was late a ...more
Rachael Hyndman
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given this book by the author in exchange for a review.

While short on length, this book is not short on steam! The chemistry between the two main characters was off the charts. I am hoping that this will be the start of a series because we were introduced to several characters that I would love to know more about. A full length book would give more of an opportunity for adequate character development, the one area that I felt this book was weak in. All in all, for a first attempt, I think
Keep Calm Novel On
Oct 07, 2014 rated it liked it
*I received a copy of the eBook in exchange for an honest review from Goodreads Lovers of Paranormal (LoP).*

This novella is an entertaining read. The pace is quick and the plot is creative. As well, the author developed strong individual characters.
Ally Benson is an animal therapist and behaviorist. Ryker Black is an alpha wolf shifter. In order for Ryker’s pack to survive the ban on human/shifter relationships needs to be lifted. The chemistry between Ally and Ryker is strong. Will they give i
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: werewolves
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

First of all, I wish this was a full length book. Boo-hoo I finished it up even before I realised I've started reading it.

After the sex shifter/human ban was lifted, Ally was instructed to give a full demonstration course to alpha male shifter on how to pleasure women. Ryker Black already had his eyes on Ally since they first met, but the ban put him in very "hurting' situation. Ally, on the other hand, had always
Copy provided by the Author through PaC Romance group

This was a hot little read which I enjoyed. I liked that you dived straight into the story especially as it was a short book. I would have liked for there to have been some background story (such as how Ally came to work for the Institute, Ally and Ryker's meeting, stuff about the pack) instead of just focusing on the whole "you're my mate" bit.
Danielle Ward
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow! If you're looking for naughty, Bound by Her Scent delivers. For a novella, where there's a limited amount of time to establish character development, Kara Swynn nailed it. Ryker and Ally's conflict is typical shifter meets his human mate, but with a twist. The heat between the two is undeniable and fierce and makes for some awfully hot reading. I hope another book featuring Gerrick is in the works.
I received this in exchange for an honest review.

This is a quick read, but it's got all the elements you need for a good story: Ryker, the hot alpha male werewolf and Ally, a research therapist at the IHSR. The sex is definitely hot, I just wish the story was longer for more character development. But you still get drama, angst, anger, miscommunication and commitment by the end of the book. I'm already looking forward to the next story.
Never Stop Reading or Dreaming
This was decent. It was pretty much only one thing. I would love loved there to been an actuators here, she was the beginnings of an amazing book. It was good and I enjoyed it. I just wish it was more of a story
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rar, 2014
**I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)**

I loved this book, it was a quick thrill ride with two fantastic main characters that I was able to read about in one sitting- exactly what I needed. I would have absolutely loved for this book to be even a little bit longer however I didn’t think its length detracted from the reading experience. I will defiantly look out for books by this author again.

The main characters are Ally and Ryker, Ally
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
This novella (about 34 pages in my ePub version) from Swynn is my new guilty pleasure. This fun, sexy read based in the shifter world was perfect for the break that I needed from some of the longer books. Ally Benson is a researcher for the Twin Canyon shifters; she’s also slightly in-love with Alpha Ryker Black. Ally is asked to instruct a most unusual in-service, for continuing education purposes of course, to all the alphas of the pack but Ryker finds out. Can these two find their own HEA or ...more
SN the Viking
This is a short hot paranormal erotica story with weres in it. A pretty quick read if you are in the mood for something short and hot this summer.

We meet Ally Benson that is supposed to be a bit shy and has a secret crush on Ryker.
Ryker is a Alpha that knows Ally is is mate, he is resisting it as best he can but it is a loosing battle.

We jump right into a plot that I find a little bit hard to believe, I see where the author wants to take us but I was a bit like REALLY? Huh.. Hmmmmm. Okay doke
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, kindle, own
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This is a new to me author that I met on my Shifter love goodreads group. When she put up the offer I had to respond as I so love my shifter romance. So on to what I thought about this book.

At first I was put out when I read the beginning as I like my characters to get to know one another before they do the deed but then it turned out to be a dream sequence so it was okay. And folks that is all I will reveal about Ry
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer Time! I was given a copy of this book to read in exchange for my honest review and I realized right off the bat that I'm not a great one for reviewing this kind of material. Occasionally, I will get a book that is primarily romance with elements of erotica, but this book, due to its short length, was primarily erotica with the story there to support the sex. My problem is that I find the language used in the genre to be rather jarring. I like my sexy sex scenes to be sensual and roma ...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Ryker Black enforcer for Twin Canyon Pack has been having horrifying dreams since their Alpha Gerrick announce he's lifting the ban on shifter/human sex. Ryker has known about his mate for over a year now and willing to protect her from anything and anyone including himself. Ally Benson, an animal behavioral specialist, has wanted Ryker Black from the first time she met him. She can't understand his hostility towards her. When Ally is asked to perform sexually before wolves she thinks it's her c ...more
***I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the Author and the “Lovers of Paranormal” Group on***

Allison isn't happy when she is chosen to give the shifter alphas a rundown on how to treat human females. Because it's not just theory but also praxis.
But not only Allison isn't happy about the situation. Since the first time Ryker laid eyes on Allison, he knows she is the one for him. Now he has to watch her teaching a bunch of male shifters the right technique for
Emma Payne
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reading the preview of this book just made me want to read more! So the good is that I loved the steamy scenes and the characters were likeable. The bad is that some of the story is so far-fetched (even for a werewolf book) and I wish the characters had been developed so much more. At first I thought I had jumped into the middle of a series because the book just started as if I should already know the characters. They really needed more development and I hope the author will go back and write a ...more
Chloe Ross
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This novella is HOT HOT HOT!!!

Both Ally and Ryker are very likable characters. I wanted the story to go on and on just so I could spend more time getting to know them.

It is well written. The author, Kara Swynn, has done an amazing job of delivering the premise in such a way that I buy into it. She's put thought into each detail and delivered it in such a way that it feels natural, never contrived, rushed or skimming over details in
This a scorching short story perfect for a lunch break read. It had me hooked from the beginning. With a opening like that, I had to read on. Ally and Ryker are very likeable characters. Because it is a very short story, I would like the story to develop into a series. There is so much potential for a back story with further books with the secondary characters. I would highly recommendation this sweltering book. I received this complimentary copy for a honest review. Thank you Kara Swynn for the ...more
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal).

It was a veeeery short read but intense and hot.
There isn't much to say about the characters since the story was too short to even get to know them well enough. Ryke was frustrating as hell with his fears. And I am glad Ally took things into her hands (ahem...quite literally, I'd say) and worked that fear out of him. Really, that wasn't the only thing she got out of him, but let's stay on track.
So, this was a hot fas
Eva Millien
May 14, 2014 rated it liked it
The first novella in the new Twin Canyon shifters series is a mesmerizing quick romance. Overall I found the story to be enjoyable and entertaining with promising possibilities for future stories, however it was a little too short to really sink my teeth into, but I will be waiting to read the next one.

See my full review at:
Oct 06, 2014 rated it liked it
I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review via Lovers of Paranormal group here on Goodreads.

It was a quick hot read, which did the story an injustice. The erotic parts are great, but so is the background story and these 41 pages leave you wanting more then that. I am left with soooo many questions! Maybe it is part of a series? I am not sure, but I do hope if it isn't it will be!
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I love to write and read short smutty romances and if that makes me a naughty girl, oh well....

When I'm not day dreaming about steamy sex scenes for my next book, you can usually find me: watching reality TV (Bachelor in Paradise is my current weakness - I sad) and trolling for funny posts and recommendations on Pinterest and Goodreads.

I live in the wonderfully progressive city of Toron
More about Kara Swynn
“I want to come all over you. I want to mark you as mine, so that every wolf in the pack knows who you belong to. ”
- Wolf Shifter Ryker Black”
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