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Called by the Bear, Parts #1-3

(Called by the Bear #Parts 1-3)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  661 ratings  ·  85 reviews
PARTS 1 - 3 of the Called by the Bear Serial.

I’m Carly Cutler and my dreams predict the future. So why am I dreaming about a sexy beast of a guy, a bear, and a paw print design? I don’t know. A force I can’t fight wants me to find out, and I’m leaving the only life I’ve ever known. With a fresh tattoo of a bear paw and my best friend by my side, I’m on a quest to find a
Kindle Edition, 279 pages
Published July 7th 2015 by Sugarloaf Press

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Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Now I seriously need to purchase the rest of the books in the series. Love the story line.
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
I don't like serials and actively avoid them at this point. It's not even just because they're so short, though that is a factor, but because they're basically the same. It's rushed, you can't connect to the characters, you never know if the writing going to be choppy or bearable, and it ends in a cliffhanger. The only reason I tried this serial was because I was able to get the first three installments in this boxset.

It was ok. Not great or particularly good but you can find worse serials to re
Patricia Wilcoxen
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this it's detail and plot good and the continuation from 1 book to the next awesome! I'm also going to read the polar bears she has out these were and are that great! ...more
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Swimming in Their Dreams.....

OMG I loved this series what a wonderful way to meet the man of your dreams, literally in your dreams! When you finally meet him in the flesh no dating or getting to know each other because you already did all that in your dreams!

Read the wild passionate adventure these girls live not only before they meet their men in person, but even before they do, the passionate encounters they live in their dreams are too good to be true, but they are very true!

Carly and Sierra
Siriniti Sadler
Mar 22, 2018 rated it liked it

I'm not happy. Why didn't they just kill Victor and live happily ever after?
He is ruining everything. Ugh
Oh well I guess. Can't wait until threw babies are born though.
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
For the length I wish it had more substance. It just brushed the surface with 1-3. I see there are more....
MB (What she read)
This book is very silly.

Later : Quit midway. Grossed out by plot development. Glad it was a freebie.
Monika Kubicek
Oct 31, 2017 rated it liked it
A fairly strong start to a series. I mostly picked this up because I thought it would be a nice fluff piece to read, but it quickly turned more serious and seems just the beginning of a complex, suspenseful and drama filled series. My favorite parts were between Carly and Brady as they learn to live with each other and make the necessary adjustments to coexisting with another person. They have spats as they learn to be a couple as well as another aspect that I don't want to spoil, but both are l ...more
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Carly Cutler is a talented tattoo artist living near the beach in California. She starts having dreams about a sexy man, a bear, and tattoo of a bear paw. The dream leads her to design a tattoo she saw in her dream and place it on her wrist. Her best friend, Siera Steele, sees the tattoo and admits to similar dreams. Only Carly and Siera can see the tattoo on Carly's wrist and after Carly tattoos the bear paw on Siera they both are drawn to move east to find the men in their dreams. Along the wa ...more
Mary  Meredith
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love of a bear

Carly is dreaming of a future. She isn't sure what will unfold on this journey but it is monumental and life altering for her. She and her best friend Sierra start a cross-country trek to where the bear paw print calls to her. Along the way they meet some others that had the same calling.
There were some shocking moments in here that I enjoyed. I didn't expect some things, but others I found myself skimming over. Parts of this felt rushed to me. The men in the story were just as you
Angel Graham
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Several problems. Nothing at the free read site I downloaded this from indicated its part of a serial rather than the trilogy it was purported to be. It appears it's now part of a 10 book serial. I don't like bait and switch tactics, and this veers dreadfully close to that.

Discrepancies in the book. For instance, author has one character saying if your mate dies, so do you, yet a secondary character whose mate died is still alive. Is there more to the "rule". Also, one true mate, yet it seems mo
Jul 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the characters and found some of the plot quirky and some of it not. The guys are super hot and loyal to a fault, just like we expect our romantic heroes to be. The girls are sweet - mostly and I really like Carly.
And so, I find myself in this dilemma again. I grew to like the characters and empathise with them. Now, I find that Keith and Matt and Taylor and Sierra are in a place where heartbreak is imminent, and I cannot read further.
I’ve not read anything but the author before and so,
Jacqueline Driggers
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Okay, to begin with, this isn't paranormal romance. It's a paranormal soap opera drama. And, it's continued. This set starts off several stories, and nothing much is resolved by the end of the book.

Another thing I have a HUGE problem with is that the author breaks one of the basic rules of paranormal romance. Once a wolf, bear, etc. shifter finds his mate, that's it. There's no confusion on the shifter's part, no mistake, etc. But in this book, the author breaks that rule. She has a bear shifte
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: NOT recommending
Shelves: vaughn-v
Yes, these books just suck you in, until you realize it's a cliffhanger - and I absolutely hate them.. So yes, I was suckered right on in. Will I purchase the next book in the series, NO.. I just want an honest author to state that the book or series or whatever is either a cliffhanger - or not a cliffhanger.. how hard is that?? Will I purchase another book from this author? Only if I see in other reviews that it's not a cliffhanger. Thankfully, these were free, all I wasted was my time.. ...more
Bonny Niswonger
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book gets you from the first page about Carly in California doing what she loves with her best friend Sierra. Now Carly starts having dreams about guys and wanting to be with them. Carly and Sierra gives them a bear paw that not ever one can see. Now Carly and Sierra leaves California to go across the world not know where they are going but they pack up all they have a just do it together. Now would be the best time to get the book to find out what happens. I will be getting more books from ...more
May 31, 2019 rated it did not like it
Good grief. Never again. So long and just so truly awful. There's so many characters and half thought out plot lines there is 0 satisfaction to reading it/finishing it.

It's like whoever wrote it (was under the influence and sleep deprived) unintentionally squeezed the life out of their own book, like a kid squeezing a frog to death. SURPRISE LOOK AT MY AMAZING PLOT TWISTS. Uhm surprise, you killed it, let's go find a shovel and try and forget this happened?

If you've seen the episode of the off
May 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Starts strong...

Then gets weird. I got about 2/3 way into the story and knew I would skim the rest and let the series go. It's a lot of bed-hopping as the mates they dream about are not necessarily the right ones. So much for the soul-mate being called to them. The back and forth is dramatic but it also detracts from her story and lessens the intensity the call in their dreams is supposed to be.
Kathy  Knuckles
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Laughs, Surprises, Travel, and maybe Dreams Can Come True!

Don't throw those nights of dreams away carelessly! They just might lead you some place wonderful!
Carly has a feeling and her dreams have her thinking hard about a tattoo and a man! When she finds out her best friend Sierra has the same thing happening to her, they make life changing decisions. Follow them on their journey to more women and more intriguing answers. A MUST READ!
Lynnette E Karnes trahan
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I Love how they called the women. And how the only women that could see it was ones who had the werebear genes!! On the side I really hate Victor with a passion and the fact that he thinks he can just take what he wants no matter what! It serves him right that he thinks he has the right woman when he takes both Lily and Carly but forces Lily to stay . give this a five star 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 rating it keeps you wondering and reading !!
Ary Alcantara
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
So mad

Why this book was a series of short stories. Im so disappointed cuz i dobt mind buying all the books but when i do i will have to skip what i already read. Mrs. Vaughn should've released this as one individual book and would've been better cuz people like me who loved the story would buy the books right away
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read. The story is entertaining and well written. Two women leave their jobs and lives to find who is "calling" them. The tattoos that one of the woman has given both of them is actually a sign and they travel from California to Maine to find out why. Their lives will change forever. They will find love, purpose, and adventure. ...more
Joan Neal
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it

I would of never started this had I known that this was continued. That said, it's an interesting little world this author created. Yes , I have problems with the story, but not enough that I couldn't finish the book. If you can suspend belief and go with the story, and be ready to buy more books, then it's a good read.
Tena Barnes
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great read

They put out the call and tattoo artist Carly feels the call. Carly didnt know that her best friend Sierra felt the call too. Til she tells her she has to leave. Sierra tell Carly about what she feels and dreams. When they finally get there they see the man of their dreams. But does the dreams come true. Need to read the book to find out you will enjoy it
sandra l. dunn
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mind Shifting Experience

My first time reading about Shifters. Took a little getting used to, but seemed realistic. Kept me reading wanting to know what was going to happen next. There is romance, suspense, culture, awakening within, and starting a new life in the unknown. For variety, I feel this would appeal to all ages.
Larisa Edwards
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book

This book is a collection of 3 parts in a continuing series. I've never read a book put together the way this is, but I love it. Instead of one love story at a time, it is multiple love stories being "lived" out with several characters at once. Not your typical format of each character getting their own book, with different time lines, but more like a true adventure in real time with all the characters at once. The book takes several points of view based on the situation. Looking f
Sallie Page
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Enjoying this

This book is written differently, to others with multiple points of view, and the whole 'calling' idea is great. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books I need to know hiw this all plays out...
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it

This book is a cliffhanger which bus me so much. I also don't like how they go on about mates and then so easily change a mated pair without any pain coming to with party. That part really rubbed me wrong since it didn't go along with what was being repeated by everyone.
Patricia Fales
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I enjoyed this storyline. The fact it's about bears and not wolves it really kept my attention. All the different characters keep it interesting. Can't wait to start the next one
Abby G. Amos
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Read!

I really enjoyed this book, even tho I didn't find out what happened to one of the characters. I guess I will find out in book 2. Moving on, I think this is a book that others will enjoy. This will be a book that I recommend to others.
Erin Brooks
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it

Carly and her friend try to solve a problem

Victor knows the solution to this problem, but it's not what they are expecting with . . ., . . ., . . .

Will the mystery be solved in time??

Enjoy!! 😉
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Pen name of author Violet Vaughn.

V. Vaughn is also known as Violet Vaughn and is a USA Today Bestselling author. Violet lives on an island in Maine and spends almost every day walking through the woods. She may have seen a bear once or twice....

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