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Desiring Red

(A Dark and Dirty Tale #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  67 reviews
In part one of the new Dark and Dirty Tale serial by New York Times and USA best-selling author Kristin Miller, you’ll meet Red, a wolf shifter with too many choices.

I’m indecisive when it comes to my shoes. Choosing a werewolf mate who’ll be with me until I croak? Pardon me while I take some time to think on it. But a steamy encounter before the final ceremony changes eve
Published May 30th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scorched)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Desiring Red is book one in the series, A Dark and Dirty Tale by Kristin Miller. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by NetGalley, Entangled Publishing and by the author. This is one of the brand new books from the Scorched line from Entangled and I loved it.

Desiring Red Kristin Miller:

Ivy is brand new to the Arcana Wolf Pack. She is considered a pre-shifter. She and some other of the pre-shifters must each visit with the alpha, Lukas, for the first time. He may then choose one of them
NetGalley Review
****ARC provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.****

A pretty good short story, thought I felt that I was missing information and had to check to make sure that it was the first book in the series. I feel a little like I started the story in the middle of the book because there wasn't enough background given for me to get a feel of what was going on in the story. I'm not sure if more information was going to be provided slowly as the story progressed,
Ivy is a werewolf who has yet to experience her first shift. She recently lost both of her parents and they made her promise to join the local pack so that the alpha could teach her how to control her shift and everything else she needs to know about being a werewolf. Now, she's fast approaching the ceremony that will see her officially accepted into the pack and allow her to make her first change. It's also the ceremony where she must choose her life mate (unless she is chosen by the pack alpha ...more
Jessica Alcazar
okay, so ... waaaaaaaay outside my reading comfort zone. and when I say way, I mean a galaxy far far away! i took the opportunity to read this story by Entangled Publishing's new line: Scorched because I not only wanted to broaden my horizons, but also test out this new line by Entangled. And I have to say that for craycray this was really good. It is the start of a serial, which I will probably not be continuing (and again, NOT because of the writing at all but because this is just not my t ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
3.5 Stars
'Desiring Red' by Kristin Miller is about 60 pages long. It does open you up to a cliffhanger at the end to introduce the next book it appears. Ms. Miller wrote a very hot, exciting book that I can't wait to read more of. Ivy is a wolf shifter who has hit the 25 year age mark were she needs to find a mate. The alpha wolf of a pack she is thinking of joining holds a line up of women who he might consi
As much as I hate serials this one was promising. My biggest problem with them is due to the short length the stories have so little depth. So many more details could have been added.
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, e-books
Right off the bat, I still love Kristin's writing even when this serials has an erotic taste. When reading the description of Desiring Red, I was like this young female just has no clue what she's getting herself into and that was the interesting part on reading to see how she figures things out. As well the two werewolves that will turn her world upside down.

A little bit on Ivy, the poor girl that is in this uncertainly about life. I guess it's one thing to figure out what you want to do in lif
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥


What can I say I love a good shifter romance and am always on the lookout for another one to read? Desiring Red is the first book in a serial about not one but two hot as hell, dominating, alpha males who happen to be shifters and who are both wanting the same woman, oh add into it one is the current alpha of the pack and the other was the alpha but stepped down to find out who killed his parents. Did I mention they are cousins as well? No? Oops well now you
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an awesome beginning to a series! It was a short read, but damn! It was hot! And I can't decide between Lukas and Reaper!

Not my usual genre, but I was intrigued from the first sentence. Ivy is a pre-shifter (werewolf) and has no mate. She must be mated before shifting whether it be to the Alpha or another pre-shifter. She must present herself to the Alpha Lukas with others for his choosing. But before we even get to that point, Ivy meets Reaper in the garden and of course, the connection i
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First of all, let me point out that DESIRING RED ends in a cliffhanger, and what a cliffhanger it is! I hadn’t even read the last word, that I was already wishing for the next instalment.

Ivy Douglas is a pre-shifter, a werewolf who is yet to shift, and she had never been actively looking for a mate, but now she’s left with only six hours to choose the one, or she’ll be stuck in an arranged marriage by the Omega, the oldest in the pack, if she is to belong to the pack. While taking a stroll in a
A. Cook
Desiring Red's blue eyed and flaxen haired Ivy has a dilemma, she has to join a pack before its too late. To make things scarier her chosen pack (Arcana Pack) requires that she chooses a mate. So, how and who do you choose when you don’t know anyone? Well, good ole Fate (that twisted sister) has a way of stepping in when you least expect it. Yep, Fate is that lady who sometimes pitches unsuspecting victims deeper in the poo and poor, poor Ivy doesn't know what hit her when a little breather turn ...more
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Ivy is not happy. She is being led around like a prized horse for the alpha wolf to assess and decide if she can join the pack. No only that, she may end up mated. In this archaic practice, Ivy feels demeaned and she is a bit nervous.

Her nervousness carries through this entire short story. Ms. Miller is new to me and the blurb sounded interesting. I didn't realize this was more a serial than a full story. This first part is short, a bit chaotic and just whets a reader's appetite. The characters
Nadine Bookaholic
This book was a surprising little gem from a new to me author. For me paranormal books can go either way but this one was a sensual erotic read and I enjoyed every minute of it....who knew reading about drinking brandy could be so titillating. I loved the characters, Ivy, Reaper, and Lukas, each one of them brings a different quality to the story.

We are left with a cliffy so I am off to read Dominating Red to see what happens next.

Desiring Red by Kristin Miller
Desiring Red by Kristin Miller
Desiring Red by Kristin Miller

***I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this boo
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed books by this author in the past, so when I was contacted and given the opportunity to read and honestly review this, I jumped at the opportunity. Anyone who has followed my reviews for long will know that I don’t choose to read books which are generally classified as erotica - which this novella is. However, there is a solid plot structure in this as well as some steamy scenes making it an easy, quick read.

The heroine for the story, Ivy Douglas, tells many of th
Socially Book Nerd
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy for an honest review, I loved this book, Reaper is Sexy, Mysterious and Hot as Hell.... Ivy sassy and genuine. A Shiftier Romance, As a pre-shiftier Ivy needs to pledge her loyalty to the pack, any pack that will protect her as a family. Her dying mothers wish was for her to pledge her loyalty to the Reapers pack. He has been absent from his pack for may years searching for his parents killer. They meet by chance on the night of the pre-shiftier ceremony, Ivy and Reaper h ...more
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review


Reaper and Lukas are both seriously HOT and sexy, and either one will be perfect for Ivy. Or can she have both? But I'm leaning towards Reaper right now...of course, that may change with the next installment. Didn't really see the dark.

Why did there have to be a cliffy right when someone gets tied up? Where's the next part?
April Symes
This was one Steamy HOT book that grabbed my attention from the first several pages. Desiring Red is new by Kristin Miller in her paranormal wolves saga and is a steamier read than from her previous works. This is one of the brand new books from the Scorched line from publisher Entangled Publishing and I have to say-WOW, it really does scorch you when reading the intensity and the passion from the MC involved.
Here we have Ivy who is brand new to the Arcana Wolf Pack and she has come to be presen
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This very short read is the beginning of a very promising shifter series.

We begin with Ivy who is nervously waiting to meet the alpha of the pack she is joining. With no mate to claim, and nervous about meeting her current alpha, Ivy takes a walk into the gardens to think. It is there she meets Reaper. We are given a short understanding of who he is and what he is doing there. He is attracted to this girl and it does not help knowing his cousin, the current alpha will be picking a girl who he wi
Amber at WickedGoodReads
Desiring Red is one of the first books in the brand new Scorched line by Entangled. It is very short and has a massive cliffhanger. This is really one of the only reasons I didnt rate it 5 stars. Im not really much of a paranormal reader but anything Entangled puts out catches my attention so of course this was on my watch list. The story follows Ivy, who is a pre-shifter as she joins a wolf pack and is trying to find her life mate. There is a ritual of sorts that she must undergo before she pic ...more
Ash P Reads
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ash P by: NetGalley
Ivy Douglas is a pre-shifter without a pack or a mate. Time is running out for Ivy. She needs the support of a mate and a pack to help her learn the ways of the shifter life. This night will decide her fate and her future in the Arcana Wolf pack. Holding to tradition, all pre-shifter females must present themselves to Lukas the Alpha. The honor is bestowed upon the one female who will be spend an hour with the Alpha before the mating ceremony. But before Ivy has the chance to present herself she ...more
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! From the very beginning I was caught up in this story. Ivy and her inner thoughts are highly entertaining. She is so normal and I thought she was cute, personality wise. Then she meets Reaper, and holy moly does he bring the heat. He is explosive and Ivy is unable to resist him. But I know I wouldn't be able to. Goodness his words and his actions...light her up fast. And their connection is insane! Their interactions are over and she then meets Lukas. And he is slow soothing, very intriguin ...more
Rhonda Brant
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very short and fast paced story about a werewolf (Reaper) who comes back to his late parents pack after trying to find their killers, and meets a pre-shifter (Ivy) who is about to enter the pack in a ceremony with the Alpha male. I'm not a big fan of short stories, nor this genre of books, but having said that, this book kept my interest right up to the cliffhanger ending. Lots of erotic, hot scenes between Reaper and Ivy, and the suspense of what happens at the end made the story pretty interes ...more
Talking Books
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
The opening synopsis had me chuckling with all the sass it contained from Ivy :P and the lustfullness between Ivy and Reaper was palpable with many very detailed interludes throughout the read. Lukas is a mysterious stand out for certain. Time will tell where the rest of this saga will go. A good start to the Dark and Dirty Tale trilogy for sure.
Review copy received from Entangled Publishing for an honest rating
ARC received via NetGalley

Unfortunately, I didn't really enjoy this book. I was a short read, ends on sort of a cliffhanger and is the first book in this series. I felt that there wasn't a strong enough plot line so it didn't keep my interest for long. I think it possibly might have been a more enjoyable book to read if it had been a complete story instead of being the first part of one. I don't think I would continuing reading this series.
Jun 01, 2016 rated it did not like it


This Book end on a CLIFFHANGER !!!

And as often, nothing is said about that in the blurb !

Read at your own risk...
Jamie  Leigh
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
great short spicy read. part one of three. good writing.
Adria's Musings
May 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews

* A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review.
The basic plot is that wolf shifter Ivy Douglas is supposed to “save herself” in case the Alpha chooses her for himself but when she meets Reaper, the pack Omega she can’t resist him. However, Ivy also finds herself intrigued by Lukas, the Alpha.

Desiring Red had a lot of promise. I don’t mind love triangles as long as they’re well done and this one see
Deanna from Deanna's World
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Desiring Red is short, sharp and sexy. It's also a serial which was a surprise to me. This is Part 1 of 3. It is also part of Entangled's new Scorched imprint. Scorched is supposed to be more sexy than the Brazen line and given how quickly this launched into the sexy times, I'd say yeah, they've definitely upped the heat scale in Scorched. I'd even go out on a limb and say this is much more akin to an erotic romance with a sex scene in almost every chapter. There much less world building and cha ...more
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
The cover makes this one look like a menage, which it's not--yet--this is the first part in a series (A Dark and Dirty Tale) in which there's at least one more book coming ( Dominating Red ). One or more of those could definitely be in Ivy, the main character's, future, but it doesn't happen in this one.

What we do have is the beginning of a story--a super fast read; I kept an eye on how much of the book/how much time my Kindle said I had to go and couldn't figure out how everything could possi
Ivy is new to the Pack. She is a pre-shifter and supposed to chose a mate before her fist shifting. Since she failed to choose a mate in the mating ceremony now she must face the Alpha of the pack - Lukas. After her meeting, she could be selected as Alpha's bed partner for a night or more.

While waiting in the garden she meets Reaper. Sparks start to fly between to Ivy and Reaper and they give in to their attraction. Reaper didn't know she was not presented to the Alpha before and Ivy had no idea
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristin Miller writes sweet and sassy contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance of all varieties. Kristin has degrees in psychology, English, and education, and taught high school and middle school English before crossing over to a career in writing. She lives in Northern California with her alpha male husband and their two chi ...more

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