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Out of Her Mind

(Taken by the Panther #3)

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Tara Morland was doomed from the moment she first shifted into a panther. But Chay Bane will stop at nothing to save her—even after all traces of humanity appear to be gone. But will even his love and his vast resources be enough to save her, or will he be forced to end her suffering?
Published November 25th 2014
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Susan
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
I have become such a fan of V.M. Black's books, she never disappoints. In the last book “Out of Chances” Tara saw things on the internet that sends her into an emotional tailspin and straight into her panther form. Something they were trying hard to keep her from doing. Chay had promised to not give up on her and is so desperate to bring her back he agrees to give Torrhanin, the elf, what he has wanted all along, full access to the internet and all of Chay’s files if he can come up with somethin ...more
Eva Millien
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All traces of Tara appear to be gone but Chay will stop at nothing to save her in this captivating installment of the Taken by the Panther serial romance.

Something drove Tara to retreat and now the panther is in control and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the emotionally gripping tale as Chay fights to save her even at the cost of everything he has built. The fast pace and smooth flowing plot captivates readers with lots of suspense and excitement and the strong and compelling charact
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Liesl
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give this book TEN stars!!! What a ride!!! This is the 3rd book in the "Taken by the Panther" series and it's the best one so far! And I LOVED the other 2 books! V.M.Black has such an incredible talent, and each book gets better and better! We get to see a side of Chay that we hadn't seen before. He is SO in love with Tara. He refuses to give up, refuses to leave her. He MUST save her. I was in tears, it was so tender yet heart breaking! And then I find myself laughing! And then b ...more
Tracey
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Shifter and pnr fans
Part 3 of Taken by the Panther, omg I was desperate for this after the ending in part 2!

Chay is going out of his mind with worry in this book, it's obvious Tara has become more than a job.

What I'll say is don't expect a resolve to issues quickly, you'll have a wait!

I love these two characthers and the fact they're both panther shifters makes them a great pairing, even if Chay is a tad older.

I love the authors writing and enjoyed this part and am desperate for the next.

4.5 sexy shifter stars.
Sue Davis
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite
V.M.Black STILL KEEPING A GREAT STORY GOING,LEAVING YOU WANTING MORE. CAN'T WAY TILL THE NEXT BOOK., January 9, 2015

Tara (or as Chay calls her Bay Girl) Tried the mind net and saw some of her pass,of what she had done, She couldn't face it and by the time They could get the mind net off her she turned to a panther ,attacking Chay and tried to attack the Fae doctor Torrhanin, who simply stepped aside and sprayed something that put her to sleep.Chay 's team tried to tell him that Tara was gone l
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Judy Lewis
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I am so in love with this series! Ms.Black never disappoints! She has once again amazed me with her exceptional talent and writing ability. She continues to build this story into a wonderful heated crescendo with a fast paced storyline and a cast of fascinating, intriguing and engaging characters. The story is powerful and compelling and the dialog is smart, edgy and flows beautifully. I love it! Exciting! Action Packed! Fast Paced! Well Written! Original! Smart! Witty! Powerful! Gripping! ...more
Lisa Lopez
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Bae girl. If you have not read VM Black you are missing out. Her books are phenomenal and do not feel like a serial. I abhor serials as a rule, but VM Black is the exception. Her writing is so tangible, vivid, and developed that you cannot help but want to read all her serials, and yes I have read them all but the Alpha's captive which is on my To Be Read list.

This is the third installment in the Taken by the Panther serial. We start where book two ended in the spook shop with Tara screami
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Cassandra
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review

The cover is back to awesomeness :) Both Chay and the panther looking fierce just the way I like it :)

As always, I start with what you need to know :) This is a serial novella series. What does this mean? Well, you must read each episode in order to have any idea what
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Cassandra
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Head to the where the book is part of the author's true profile here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review

The cover is back to awesomeness :) Both Chay and the panther looking fierce just the way I like it :)

As always, I start with what you need to know :) This is a serial novella series. What does this mean? Well, you must read each episode in order to have any idea what
...more
Cassandra
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review

The cover is back to awesomeness :) Both Chay and the panther looking fierce just the way I like it :)

As always, I start with what you need to know :) This is a serial novella series. What does this mean? Well, you must read each episode in order to have any idea what is going on. This is like a TV series where each episode gives you information about the people. If you miss o
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Pamela Talley
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Out of Her Mind: Taken By the Panther #3 - Another FIVE STAR read!

Using elf technology, a Mind Net, Tara saw what actually happened on the day of her first shift.    The deaths of her professor and classmate, the injury to her best friend Sylvie and the grief her parents are suffering because of her “death”.   The overload of emotions allows her panther to shift and take control.  All the shifters at Black Mesa facility give Tara Morland no chance to survive this last shift.  Chay wants to save
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Cynthia
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Keeper!!! To be reread at a later date!

I received this as a ARC for a honest review. I may or may not post spoilers so read on if you do not mind.

Now, it has everything you could want to read shifters, magic which will have you thinking about it. A promise that has to be kept at all costs. Even to the point of the main male almost losing himself in his shifter form.

This set of books has been one surprise after another, in this book you find out JUST when she was drugged, how it happened, and
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Chari
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an arc by the author for an honest review.

This series just keeps getting better with every book and so far this only book 3. In this book we see a side of Chey we had not seen before. We all have seen how he has determination on whatever mission he has set his mind on but with the love that he has for Tara, he refuses to give up on her even though he has promised the members at Black Mesa that if push comes to shove he will put a bullet in her head if she gets out of control. I wante
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Niki Driscoll
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Tara has been overcome by her emotions and the panther has regained control. Once you let the beast take over and the person stops fighting, humanity is lost. Everyone says its time, she was always doomed from the beginning but Chay refuses to let her go. Forgetting his responsibilities to the people he protects he loses himself in his quest to bring Tara back. This book is a battle of faith and who has the stronger will. Chay is determined that Tara is still struggling to break free of the pant ...more
Rochelle
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
*I received this Arc from the author for a honest review*
Out of Her Mind #3!
This was a continuation of book 2 in the series. I loved this book but OMW it pulled at the heartstrings. It was written with such emotion and feeling. Chay loses Tara to her panther and he can't give up, he promised her he would do everything he could to help her. And through the long days, weeks and months he tries everything he can to bring her back, spending every waking moment with her, never leaving her. You soon f
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Rochelle
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
*I received this Arc from the author for a honest review*
Out of Her Mond #3!
This was a continuation of book 2 in the series. I loved this book but OMW it pulled at the heartstrings. It was written with such emotion and feeling. Chay loses Tara to her panther and he can't give up, he promised her he would do everything he could to help her. And through the long days, weeks and months he tries everything he can to bring her back, spending every waking moment with her, never leaving her. You soon f
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Sheryl
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review by author V.M. Black. This is from her Taken by the Panther series.

Chay is enjoying having Tara around him. When he uses a device to get information off the net
Tara is curious and puts on the head device. What happens next was a complete shock to everyone including Chay. Now Tara is lost and there is almost no hope she will ever return to Chay.

The author puts a lot of effort into her characters in this book and it shows in the way they intera
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Kai
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
Out of Her Mind continues the journey of Chay and Tara. Out of Chances left Tara shifting into a panther when her mind couldn't coup with what she has done when she first shifted into a panther. Chay has made a promise that he will save her except Tara has retreat so far back that only the panther exist. Just as Chay has made a decision to end Tara, Elf Doctor found a way to bring Tara back at a price.

Now Chay and Tara are stuck in the fae world where a civil war has erupted.

This is one story
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Valerie Spearman
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
As the saga continues, Chay's patience is tested when Tara is overcome with the news of the destruction that she caused when she shifted into a panther at the university. After removing the mind-set from her head, the panther took over and Tara was lost once again. Chay takes it upon himself to take over the care and feeding of the panther in hopes that he can reach Tara and bring her back before it is too late.

Chay forsakes all of his responsibilities just to save Tara. You gotta love Chay for
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Charlie Torres
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's official. I am so in love with Chay! In this story Chay fights for Tara, to return, after her beast took over. It is a story about devotion, love and never giving up. He believes that somewhere inside the animal is his bae girl and he is committed to his promise to keep her safe. Everyone else around him has given up on Tara every returning but he holds out hope that Dr Thorrhanin will come up with a cure. And oh boy, I am disliking and not trusting the elvyn doctor more and more.

The books
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Sue
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In this third book in the taken by the panther series, Tara has lost herself to the panther, Chay promised he'd never give up on her and we get to see the depth of feeling he's developed for Tara when he refuses to leave her side even for a minute and the devastation he feels when he realises there is only one thing left for him to do for her ..............
I love it when I can lose myself in a story, not only in the plot but also in the emotions of the characters, not just reading about what som
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Tina
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The way the last book ended, you wanted to stalk V.M. Black and demand she write very, very, fast! I love how Chay never gave up on Tara and he stood by his word. This book has a lot in it and I don't want to spoil anything for you, so I am going to have to say, you have to get this series and read it. The secondary characters are well written and you really want to know why they are there and who they are. I am very intrigued with the elves, I thought I was going to get a concrete answer this t ...more
Kristen Johnson
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Each installment of this story brings more awesome to the plate.

This is the third book in the Taken by the Panther series and it was full of action and emotional scenes. The connection between Chay and Tara grows stronger with each book and I think that in this book, the depth of that connection is finally showing to everyone.

I enjoy the characters and the plot and how each book builds on the story as a whole.

This installment definitely hit me in the heartstrings more than the previous two, b
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iliana G
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
i was given an arc by the author for an honest review.


She can't face what has happened and he is not ready to give her up.
When Tara finally finds the whole truth of what she has done its just too much for her to handle
and she loses herself into her panther.
When Tara is gone Chay will do anything to bring her back.
Even lose himself and his heart.
Will Chay find a way to save her and himself?


this series is mind blowing heart shattering easy to read with moments of fun and hot steamy sex.
All in all
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Laure
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After Tara uses a device to surf the net, she discovers what really happened when she first turned into a panther. She is so devastated by what she learns that her panther takes over, and she can't shift back. Eventually, Chay has made the decision to destroy Tara. Before he can put the panther down, Torrhanin gives him a device to return Tara to her human form. In return for saving Tara, Chay allows the elf access to his entire computer system. Tara and Chay have just returned to the complex wh ...more
Patsy
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review is from: Out of Her Mind: Taken by the Panther #3 (Kindle Edition)
Chay's fighting for Tara's life and his own. He doesn't want to live without her. His panther knows she's his mate. He's so obsessed with bringing Tara back that he's losing himself in the process. He's told her panther everything he can about himself trying to reach Tara, but nothing is working. Can't wait to see what's happening with the elves. Hope the next book is coming soon. Read this one in one evening. Keeps y
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Lory
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Was I the only one having an OMG moment I was so heartbroken for Chay he was doing everything in his power to keep his promise to Tara to the point where he was not taking responsibility for his team. It was almost touching go for him I thought he was just going to give up and die right along with Tara. When he finally snapped out of it and cleaned himself up he was so determined to put Tara out of her misery it was almost like I was feeling his pain. It came to the point that he was willing to ...more
Liesl
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could give this book TEN stars!!! What a ride!!! This is the 3rd book in the "Taken by the Panther" series and it's the best one so far! And I LOVED the other 2 books! V.M.Black has such an incredible talent, and each book gets better and better! We get to see a side of Chay that we hadn't seen before. He is SO in love with Tara. He refuses to give up, refuses to leave her. He MUST save her. I was in tears, it was so tender yet heart breaking! And then I find myself laughing! And then b ...more
Tracy Buttles
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Out of Her Mind: Taken by the Panther #3 By V. M. Black
** I received an ARC from the Author in exchange for my honest review **
This book continues the story of Tara and Chay from book #2. Amazing! I thought books one and two were good, but this just blows them out of the water. If I had not already fallen in love with Chay, this book would have thrown me head-over-heels. The love and concern Chey shows for Tara just rises off the pages and grabs you. I don't want to spoil the story so let me si
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Liesl
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could give this book TEN stars!!! What a ride!!! This is the 3rd book in the "Taken by the Panther" series and it's the best one so far! And I LOVED the other 2 books! V.M.Black has such an incredible talent, and each book gets better and better! We get to see a side of Chay that we hadn't seen before. He is SO in love with Tara. He refuses to give up, refuses to leave her. He MUST save her. I was in tears, it was so tender yet heart breaking! And then I find myself laughing! And then b ...more
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