Monday, February 4, 2013

Review + Giveaway: Scarlet Woman (Middlemarch Mates, #1) by Shelley Munro

Title: Scarlet Woman
Series: Middlemarch Mates
Author: Shelley Munro
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
ISBN: 1-4199-0312-8
Number of pages: 115 pages
Word Count: 38,561
Editor: Mary Moran
Cover Art: Syneca
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Emily Scarlet's husband left her for his secretary and died in a car accident—all on the same day. Now, six months later, Emily has emerged from her chrysalis of painful memories. And to prove she has what it takes to attract a man, she's determined to experience one perfect night of passion.

An ad in the newspaper catches her eye. The Middlemarch ball presents the ideal opportunity to find a man. Emily catches the "love train" to Middlemarch and heads for one night of uncomplicated sex to wipe away her husband's vicious taunts.

Feline shape-shifter Saber Mitchell has a problem with his four boisterous younger brothers. They're out of control. It's too late for him, but he hopes to get his brothers mated and settled, and the ball is the perfect place to introduce them to marriageable women.

Unbridled sex is the last thing Saber's expecting, but one glimpse at Emily Scarlet changes his mind. Sex with her is a necessity. They dance. They make love. One thing is clear—a single night isn't enough. Saber must have her for his mate, but Emily isn't so easy to convince…or trust.
This excursion into Middlemarch was my debut with Shelley Munro. Not sure how this shifter series has gone overlooked by me for so long. However, now that I’ve made this discovery - I predict many return trips. The author did a remarkable job of creating an appealing group of characters. Both Emily and Saber have strong passionate personalities. Their story and romance built together plausibly – not rushed nor forced. Lucky for me there are already 11 more installments in this series waiting for me to read…

The rest of the Middlemarch Mates series


Which of these covers are your favorite?

About the Author :

Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns masculine heads everywhere she goes. She’s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.

Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her very own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. You can learn more about Shelley and her books at her Website and you might even find her lurking at Facebook or Twitter 

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Tour wide giveaway
 $20 Amazon Gift certificate plus 3 x copies of Peeping Tom, book 2 in the Middlemarch Mates series.
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  1. So glad to be a apart of this tour - looking forward to reading the rest of this series. Heather

  2. I did not see a question, but I would like to say I love Shelley Munro's books. they are great.
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  3. Thanks so much for featuring Scarlet Woman today, Heather, and taking the time to review Scarlet Woman. I'm feeling a yearning to revisit Middlemarch. I need to think of a spin off series :)

  4. I like "Tiger by the Tail." It looks awesome!

  5. since reading catnap this series has been on my list of series to read. as far as covers, i'd say it's between peeping tom & cat burgler.

    thanks for chance at a copy of one of the books.
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  6. Thank you very much! I'm so glad you're enjoying the series.

  7. I like the cover for Catnap and Cat Burglar best :)

  8. I think teh question is which book we like the most. I love this series. My fav in it is Stray Cat Strut
    thanks for the giveaway

  9. Assassin is my favorite!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  10. I like the Stray Cat Strut cover

  11. My favorite is Strat Cat Strut. The male chest is always a draw!

  12. I love Peeping Tom and Assassin. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I like the Tiger by the Tail cover. Thanks for the givewaway!.

  14. I like Twin Trouble and Cat Nap. Thanks for the giveaway!

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