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Lords of the Were

(Tales of the Were #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  2,344 ratings  ·  84 reviews
An ancient evil is stalking the twin alpha rulers of the were folk and the half-were woman who is destined to be their mate if she lives long enough.

First in the Tales of the Were.

Fulfilling her mother’s dying wish, Allie climbs a wooded hill just before midnight on Samhain. All Hallows Eve. At the top, she finds an overgrown, magical stone circle, and her destiny.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Samhain Publishing (first published October 31st 2006)
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Nov 05, 2008 rated it it was ok
What’s with this trend of having warnings on romance novels? Having read a few before, I’m aware that many romance novels contain sexual activity. Looking at the cover and reading the back of the book, I know that Lords of the Were will have at least one threesome. Why the warning? Warning, this title contains explicit sex and ménage a trios. Well, duh.

There are two major problems with Lords of the Were. It is a perfect example of why as students we were always implored to “show not tell.” This
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: wouldn't recommend
I read about this book on one of the threads here at was a discussion regarding Erotica vs porn vs romance. Someone mentioned this author as one that wrote more pornographic love scenes than erotica. So of course..I had to find one of her books and read it myself.

The book started our really interesting...Adopted woman is turning 32 she is contacted by a woman who were a friend of her dead birth mother's. Found she is a priestess..during initiation ceremony meets twin Were Lords (wolves
Sep 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
I'm to happy say that this was a really good read. I loved the two alphas and Allie, then add the fey and vampire and it's quite a wonderful world. I've been looking forward to getting this series started and I'm so glad the book finally came. Loads of hot steamy sex with threesomes so if you are faint of heart you may wish to pass on this or not. Highy recommend.
Charity Costa
May 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'm never disappointed when I pick up one of Bianca's books.

Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this story for being interesting enough to keep my attention and having characters who I would love to know in the real world. The story grabs you immediately and makes you want to find out what could possibly be so mysterious about what the ladies are doing. As characters are introduced you will want to continue on because things get more interesting as they progress. The story flows well and is explained as it goes so you do not have some of those gaps which can be so annoying. ...more
Overall good book. Allie is introduced into her heritage that she had no clue about. She is the next high priestess in training to the Lady and is now under the protection of weres. From human to a whole new world of the supernatural; were creatures, bloodletters (vamps), and the fey. Allie takes it extremely well even flows straight into a mating with the twin alpha werepair.

Sex scenes good. A little domination from these alpha males, along with a scene of bondage, a couple spankings.
Leona Bowman
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must! Read!

I choses a 5 star rating, because it held my attention. I read until I could not keep my eyes open. there is love, laughter, sadness and anger. so much emotion for this story.
I will Warren you that this a great series. you have read the first book, then follow the series. you'll understand the stories better. they can be read by themselves. but things might make sense. if you like paranormal romance, adventure stories. you'll love this one.
Wilma Welch
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ms. D'Ard gives us hot sex scenes, men who are dominant without being overly obnoxious a strong heroine, were, and a plot you can follow. Short, but I see this as a good thing because it didn't drag on, you weren't overloaded with information or rather, drowned in a sea of details meant to distract you from lack of a storyline. A good read.
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Like all the other books I read written by Bianca d'Arc, I can say I love them all. While reading I can imagine the people and the circumstances. In my opinion thats what counts the most about any Author.
Suzanne Cotton
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lords and ladies

Lords and ladies

Great story, twin lords and a priestess, lots of action, romance, magic and deceit. Great characters, the story flows naturally, asking and answering questions. Looking forward to the next book in the series
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book I loved, I did not know the author and I was not disappointed at all, I read over it.
My only complaint of the book is that it was so short, with a vast theme. But I really enjoyed it, I recommend it...
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of steamy, action-packed PNR
Woo hoo! *Happy Dance* glad to have found this PNR series with hawt romance, lots of action/adventure, and magic/preternaturals.
Kathy Davie
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica, fantasy
First in the Tales of the Were fantasy series.

The Story
Allessandra "Allie" has only a few more days to embrace her heritage [and you'd think D'Arc would play up some tension and string us out a bit] and Betina, the current priestess, leads her up to the standing stones for the ritual which will awaken her powers and, hopefully, see her acceptance by the were.

We get a few words of concern during the ceremony and then it's off to the celebratory party where Allie meets family she never knew
Tracie R
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars A Definite Keeper, great start to Tales of the Were by Bianca D'Arc

Allesandra or Allie as she is known by those close to her is on the eve of her thirty third birthday. The time has come for Allie to fulfil her mother's dying wish and take her place as a Priestess of the Lady just as her mother had been before her death. Allie has been unaware of this other life as her mother had insisted she grow up protected in the human world until she was old enough to learn the truth. Since her
Jul 06, 2011 rated it liked it
(3.4)Okay, the sex was pretty good, that I have to admit. And I’ll be honest; I would love to have two gorgeous twins doing stuff to me like that. Anyway…the plot was interesting but it lacked suspense. I also wish we could have gotten to learn more about the history and origins of The Lady and more interaction w/ the other weres.

Basically, here is how the story goes. Allie is to fulfill her mother’s place, serving The Lady, Allie is new to this b/c she was adopted. Her parent(s) died protecting
Lauren Biddell
Dec 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ok, maybe it's just my lack of interest in this genre of book at the moment... but this book didn't really work for me.
The sex scenes were really hot... but I couldn't fathom that she knew these boys for not even a day and already they were doing things that normal couples wouldn't normally do until they were comfortable with each other.
I mean, telling her they couldn't possibly wait any longer to DP? After like... a day and a half? Jeez boys, settle down.
The repetitive descriptions of
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it

An ancient evil is stalking the twin alpha rulers of the werefolk and the half-were woman who is destined to be their mateif she lives long enough. First in the Tales of the Were. Fulfilling her mothers dying wish, Allie climbs a wooded hill just before midnight on SamhainAll Hallows Eve. At the top, she finds an overgrown, magical stone circle, and her destiny. Waiting for her there are twin alpha werewolves who will be her sworn protectors, her mentorsand the loves of her life. If she lives

May 14, 2010 rated it it was ok

An alright overall story, though not really a keeper...For me it's probably becasue Ms D'Arc's style of wrtiting bugs the bejesus out of me...The story feels sort of like a fantasy (with para elements) but with modern language...Think Urban LOTR....For me, it was very disconcerting and nearly impossible to read it in one sitting. I had to keep taking breaks becasue I kept getting annoyed!

But if you liked any of Bianca D'Arc's previous titles, chances are, you'll like this one too. It was a
Dahlia (yadkny)
Jan 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Shifter Lovers
Too short are the first two words that come to mind about this book. 150 or so pages is definitely not long enough, especially when there are three lead characters. There is a good plot going and lots of unanswered questions regarding the three main characters, so it would be nice to see how that develops. Lots of other interesting characters are in this book as well. Some are strong enough it seemed for the author to even establish a book for them as well. The relationship between Tim, Rafe ...more
Laura Beth
Can I say how disappointed I am with this book when I re-read it? Well I guess I can since I am writing the review. I originally read the book years ago when it was hard for me to find books in the paranormal genre with mmf and erotica. Now there are so many good books to choose from and apparently my standards are much higher.
There is no world building in this book. The book starts abruptly and as a reader I would have appreciated an introduction to the characters and their world. The
chris smith
Sep 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, erotic
Really neat idea, great sex, story's foundation was lacking.
Bottom Line: Try before you buy
I found this book, in some ways better than I expected, and in others seriously lacking.
I liked the idea of the main character, Allie, a new member of a magical group she has no knowledge of...and she's really important, but doesn't know how to fit it.
That she falls in love (and beds) two men, brothers, who have claimed her as their mate..for life.
The characters were pretty were interested in
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book interlaces both the vampire/bloodletters and the weres in the world of Bianca D'Arc, with a sprinkling of fae and magick users. Allie is unaware of most of her family heritage until a journal of her mother's is given to her. She had some information from an earlier journal, but it was geared to a preteen and gave her information about her religious background but not her mother's mates and their lifestyle. She's an older heroine as the story introduces her to her broader family on the ...more
Mar 15, 2013 rated it liked it
This story was published back in 2006 and was clearly intended to be the first in a series of stories. Add to the were in the title a motley assortment of fey, priestesses of the lady, vampires and sorcerers and you have the perfect mix for a classic paranormal romance.
The story is well written with plenty of menage a trois sex and a healthy share of non-sexual action as well and it works very hard to lay the groundwork for a bigger story.
I'm not entirely convinced I'd be willing to sign on for
3 1/2 | I'm surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did. There were quite a few moments that had me rolling my eyes, times that had me saying "how convenient" or "of coooourse he did". There was also no buildup for the love between the main characters, it just kinda happened. I never really connected with any of the main characters, but I did connect with supporrting characters. I enjoyed the story and the world D'arc is creating here, and I am definitely going to read the next in this series.
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
A very HOT book. Strictly for adults. Allie is a young magical priestess just discovering her destiny. Bettina, her mentor takes her to a ceremony where she is introduced to her mates. They are the twin Lords of all the Were. The idea of having two men is daunting, but she falls in love with both.Danger is stalking them in the form of an evil mage. He enlists a vampire to help him, but when the vampire realizes what is happening things change. There is a good storyline as well as a lot of very ...more
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Allie learns the truth about her mother and father(s). She also learns that her own life is in danger, that shifters exist and that shes more capable than she thought. Being initiated on the eve of Samhain opens her eyes for all sorts of things. Soon she fights with her mates, the fey and vampires against an ancient evil.
Had some trouble getting through this, lots of smexin between Allie and her shifter mates, Rafe and Tim. It did get easier at the end when they added Dante, the vampire, and
Denise R. Smith
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three For A Match

This book is magic. Tim and Rafe are twin werewolve alphas and they are in love with Alle, their precious mate. Within a day of meeting and falling in love with each other, they are confronted with a person trying to kill them. The were clan pulls together to catch the prep and Dante, a master vampire also joins the group to stop the mage who is causing all the trouble. This book is fast paced and clever. I recommend it for an enjoyable read.
Jun 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really great read. I was a little sceptical at first but warmed up to it quite easily. The story is packed full of emotion, adventure and fighting, as well as the first budding of love and lots of erotica. If you don't like your sex steamy, a little BDSM and with three people involved this is probably not the book for you, but if you like to experiment, this is just the thing. Great first book in the series. I hope there's going to be more!
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have read the full line of Bianca D'Arc's paranormal books. From this book, it breaks out into several different series that are each very good and occasionally twine back into each other, but do not require being read in order. When each new book comes out, I go back and re-read some of the others. I like the characters, how they help and support each other. I re-read this one last month. Good books.
I am ashamed to say that I am just now reading this series. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?!?!?! Obviously I wasn't and will now proceed the whole lot of them in one great big gulp I expect.

Allie had no idea what was waiting for her once she was consecrated as a priestess. Nor did she expect two incredibly sexy were's to be her future mates! A powerful evil is after her though, and she'll have to prove to them, and all the other supernaturals that she's got what it takes.
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Bianca enjoys mixing her real-world knowledge of science with imaginary worlds in her writing. A former chemist, she tends to mix genres, concentrating most of her writing in the paranormal, sci fi, fantasy and futuristic realms, with some contemporary and urban fantasy thrown in for fun."

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