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Embrace the Passion

(The Kraken #3 - Hunter of the Tide)

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Pets in Space is back! Join us as we unveil eleven original, never-before-published action-filled romances that will heat your blood and warm your heart! New York Times, USA Today and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Tiffany Roberts, Alexis Glynn Latner, E D Walker, JC Hay, and Kyndra Hat ...more
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Published October 9th 2018 by Cats, Dogs and Other Worldly Creatures
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Marta Cox
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love an anthology and I admit I’ve not seen too many around that feature sci fi stories so this book definitely appeals to me. I’ve only had the chance to read one of these stories as I type so my review is for Desert Hunter by Anna Hackett
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this authors series centred around Gladiators on an alien planet and in this story we meet up again with two characters who had a peripheral role in a previous book . Mersi and Bren are part of a caravan that escorts trave
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Judy Lewis
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
THEY'VE DONE IT AGAIN & I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER! BEST ANTHOLOGY OF THE YEAR!!!
Embrace the Passion: Pets In Space 3
Authors: Multiple
Designation: Collection of Standalone Novellas, No Cliffhangers, #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #Romance #Petfriendly #Anthology #Adorable #Heartwarming #Sexy
Reading Platform: Kindle Edition
My Rating: FIVE CAPTIVATING STARS*****
WOW - AGAIN! I love, love, love Embrace the Passion: Pets In Space 3! In 2016, I heard whispers across Facebook reader groups about plans to release
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Lola
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
I bought a copy of this one as soon as it released. I haven't read many stories yet, but I was lucky to receive an advance copy of one of the stories in this set, which I already read. My review will be updated when I read more stories.

Cats of War by Carol Van Natta - 4 stars
I discovered Carol Van Natta in last year's Pets in Space 2 and since then I have read most of her books and she has become one of my favorite authors. So I was excited to see what her story for Pets in Space 3 would be. Cat
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N.N. Light
Operation Ark is part of the Pets in Space 3 anthology and I was so excited to read it. I’ve been reading the Project Enterprise series for quite a while and I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into another exciting adventure.



Sgt. Caro along with her fellow Marines is tasked with returning freed prisoners to their home planets. Among them are species most of us Earthlings would recognize (turtles, eagles, etc.), only these are space animals and their worlds are a mystery. Caro is tasked with not o
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Victoria
5 Stars for Desert Hunter by Anna Hackett.
5 Stars for Heart of the Cat by S.E. Smith
Will update.
Ashley (Red-Haired Ash Reads)
(3.82 stars) My overall rating is based on the average of the following stories ratings.

This is probably one of my highest rated anthologies and one of my favorites. This was just a great conglomeration of stories that just checked all the boxes of what I love about scifi romance. Overall a great anthology for a great cause and I totally will be recommending this to others.

Heart of the Cat by S.E. Smith: 4/5
Finally, we get more of the Sarafin. I really liked this story. I loved how she contin
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Sophia
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
A wonderful group of sci-fi romance authors came together to compile yet another Pets in Space anthology for a good cause. The variety of sci-fi settings and situations, writing styles, and opportunities to encounter favorite as well as new to me authors and series provides the biggest pull to grab these up.

The anthology showcases wonderful novellas that are many times from existing series, but most can work as standalones. I am not reading this lug of a book straight through, but will read a bi
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Sherill
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ADVENTURE-DANGER & FIERY PASSIONATE ROMANCE

DESERT HUNTER by Anna Hackett - takes you on a journey into the alien desert of Carthago; a desert that holds secrets and evil too. This short story has all to keep a reader intrigued; gripping suspense, action, humor, bone-chilling danger, life threatening incidents, surprising incidents, emotional moments, fiery passionate romance and a happily ever after worth waiting for.

Merci and Bren have known each other for years; saving her as a teenager from a
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Eva Millien
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cats of War is one of the many exciting stories in the new Pets in Space Anthology series and it is a delightful and thrilling read with strong, convincing characters that easily draw into their story and ensure that readers want to know more. The romance is clean and sweet as these two characters are not really in a position to start a romance but that doesn’t stop the attraction from setting sparks flying in every direction add in the vulnerabilities and emotional turmoil that stems from their ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Love this series and have to mention the stories I have read. All are from some of my favorite authors and feature worlds they have created.
First: DESERT HUNTER
Galactic Gladiators Series
By Anna Hackett
Instead of characters from Earth this story is about two of the planets natives. Great to see and learn more about the people who live there.
Second: QUASHI
Mandrake Company Series
By Ruby Lionsdrake
It was fun to be back on the pink shuttle and see characters who I have not seen in some time. I
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Paraphrodite
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
3.5 stars.

Another above average anthology with some outstanding short stories, particularly from Anna Hackett and Veronica Scott. I did find the stories based on series I'm already familiar with easier to get into than others. But now I want to check out some of these other series as well!
Angela
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Embrace the Passion is the third book in the Pets in Space Series. This fantastic book is an anthology of eleven enthralling romantic science fiction stories. Eleven talented authors each weave their own story, but all having the same theme of romance and sci-fi. All the stories are individual, with their own unique take on the theme, all creating their own identity, mood and tone.
The stories and authors are:

- Heart of the Cat By: S.E Smith
- Desert Hunter By: Anna Hackett
- Quashi By: Ruby
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Bobbi Wagner
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of short stories written by some great authors that have some romance and are guaranteed to pull at your heart strings. Some of the authors are new to me and others are some of my favorite. Each of them have their own writing style but what they have in common is science fiction, pets and hot steamy romance. My favorite characters are the cats, they are so sassy and lovable. I highly recommend reading this book, I know you will find a favorite like I did.
Lynn
TERRIBLE cover. I would never have purchased this based on the cover but an author I read had a story in this. It's very hit or miss. Some of these were good and some were not for me. Unfortunately, since I read it in between books over a fair amount of time I can't remember the ones I enjoyed.

It's an anthology of sci-fi/fantasy short stories with varying amounts of romance. Some were squeaky clean and/or limited romance but some had more steam. Some were really hard to understand as they were
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Melissa Taylor
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

Desert Hunter - Anna Hackett is a Master Word Weaver. This story has me hanging on to the very end. It was so good! How fitting that Fiend, Bren and Saskia are all the same. I can't wait to see more on them in later stories.

Hunter of the Tide - I've been waiting on Rhea, Randall and Melaina's story for quite some time now. I have loved the youngling since meeting her in the first book and it was nice seeing Rhea's soft side. Ikaros is just adorable.
Heather
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Science fiction romance

This was another great anthology of science fiction romance made better with pets. I enjoyed this collection of stories as much as the previous two Pets in Space anthologies. It was made more special by Anna Hackett!
Maura
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
As with other "EMBRACE THE PASSION: PETS IN SPACE" volumes, VOLUME THREE has 11 stories about (obviously) pets in space.

This particular edition introduced me to all new authors.

Some of the stories are short stories that show a snippet of a story while other stories are full bodied and multi layered. What I've liked about all of these anthologies is that it's easy to pick up and put down while doing other things in life.

Each story is unique and could stand on its own merit. I will be looking for
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Riley
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Since the beginning, when Pets in Space 1 was introduced to the Scifi Romance world, I have been very enthusiastic about these collections. The combinatin of scifi and romance was already a favorite thing for me, but when you add in an endearing pet….don’t expect me to say ‘no’ to these great anthologies.

There are so many remarkable stories in this 3rd collection. Everyone who reads it will pick out their favorites, and so have I.

Two of my favorite series are represented. Pauline Baird Jones’ Pr
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Julie Jefferies
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic collection of Pet stories

This is a great collection of animals and their trust in the humans they encounter, and the bonds they form with them. A great read. Below is a list of each story and a quick review of each. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Pets in Space 3
S.E. Smith Anna Hackett Ruby Lionsdrake Veronica Scott Pauline Baird Jones Carol Van Natta Tiffany Roberts Alexis Glynn Latner E. D. Walker JC Hays Kyndra Hatch

HEART OF THE CAT
Sarafin Warriors Series
By S.E. Smith
Unfort
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Caralee
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space 3) by Various Authors
5 Stars!!!!!

I ask you what more could one ask for but cute pets and space? This is the third collective and I
have to say I wasn't disappointed. I like how a collective of authors can all bring such life
to space and add a touch or romance with the pets as an added bonus.

This collection is very vast and I really enjoyed them all but my absolute favorite was The Bajo Cats
of AnterosXII by E.D. Walker. I am a crazy cat lady at heart and the w
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Jannie Cv
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have each of the Pets in Space anthologies and have enjoyed them immensely! They’re packed with delightful stories and often with authors new to me. I’ve made some great discoveries this way!

Heart of the Cat - S.E. Smith
I love “Heart of the Cat!”
I’m so happy to be back with Sarafin warriors! On Earth, on a mission to save the ‘Heart of the Cat,’ Walkyr encounters Trescina and her tiger companions. They each are hiding an important aspect of themselves; both have enemies after them. What an adv
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Claire
Heart of the Cat, S.E. Smith - 3/5, good bones to the story, but SO MUCH backstory that I needed to really understand what was happening.

Desert Hunter, Anna Hackett - 4/5, a nice entry in the Galactic Gladiators series. My main quip is that I wish it was longer!

Quashi, Ruby Lionsdrake - 5/5, maybe my favorite? Nice to revisit that world, and the dorky hot doctor was a great hero.

Star Cruise: Mystery Dancer, Jean D Walker - 3/5, felt like a regular contemporary plot with some sci-fi details sho
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Elodie
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My global rate is five stars as it is for a charity case.

My review is to begin with HEART OF THE CAT by S.E. Smith as it is for this author (and Anna Hackett) I purchased this book.
I do adored the craziness of the previous two installments in the Sarafin Warriors series.
This novella is more on the cute side than the silly one. Prince Walkyr is the third son, third in the line after Vox and Viper. Like his siblings, he will do anything to protect his people even follow traitors to a strange and r
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E.A.
Embrace the Passion (Pets In Space Anthologies #3) by various Authors had the same uniqueness, fun/danger and otherworldly characters as the last installment.

I always love a good anthology, and I've been waiting for this one. As I read the last one, and loved every bit of it. The only thing with anthologies is that there are so many authors and stories, it's hard to writing a review as a whole. So I'm not going to break down every stories, cause we would be here forever. But I will tell of the
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Francis
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Embrace The Passion is the third Pets in Space book. It is an anthology of science fiction romances, all featuring animals of some description, sold in support of an animal charity. There are 11 stories, each by a different author, and the stories are all very different and enjoyable.
The first story I read was Quashi. I was drawn to it as the cute fluffy aliens sounded a bit like tribbles. It turns out they aren’t exactly tribbles, but are similarly cute and disastrous! I liked the main characte
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Michelle Austin
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Embrace the Passion was a great 5 star read and #3 in the Pets in Space Anthologies.
This was a fun read that had so many great stories in it. We get a mixture of action, adventure,suspense, LOL moments and so much more. This also gave me an opportunity to read some new authors and genres that I don’t normally read.

Heart of the cat, Sarafin Warriors Series by S.E. Smith
Desert Hunter,Galactic Gladiators Series by Anna Hackett
Quashi, Mandrake Company Series by Ruby Lionsdrake
Star Cruise:Mystery Da
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Liz
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 2 Anthology is a wonderful collection of eleven shorts from eleven different authors. They have come together to bring you hours of entertainment and passion centered around what better than? Pets! This is all done for such a great cause too, HeroDog.org. These authors help raise money to place specially trained dogs with veteran’s who need them! What could be better than that? You get some fantastic reading material, and you are supporting your troops!

Most of
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BrownSugar
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
I’ve enjoyed these anthologies. This is the first I’ve read as a dog owner and now it’s so much better. What if I could speak telepathically with my girl?!

I didn’t read them all. Reviews for the stories read:

HEART OF THE CAT
Sarafin Warriors Series
By S.E. Smith
I enjoyed the Grim series and had not read this series. I’m glad I found it. Shifters are my jam. It was a really interesting storyline and made me eat the rest of the series to read.

DESERT HUNTER
Galactic Gladiators Series
By Anna Hackett
I’v
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Nikki Brooks
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My review is for:

DESERT HUNTER (Galactic Gladiators Series) By Anna Hackett

We've met Bren and Mersi before. They are the sergeants at arms for Corsair. There has long been a story simmering between these two. Who knew it would take a matted, dirty, walking carpet of a space-mutt to bring them together?

Mersi has been with Corsair on the desert caravan since he and Bren rescued her when she was no more than a teenager. She escaped being the slave of a warlord and found a true family. But her feel
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