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~Series Blitz~The Mates Collection by Cardeno C.~

 

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Each Book in the MATES COLLECTION
Tells the Story of a Different Couple,
and Each Book is a Standalone Happily Ever After.

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~About the Series~

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The Mates Collection by Cardeno C.

Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance, LGBTQ Romance – M/M

Publisher: The Romance Authors

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Wake Me Up Inside

 : A powerful Alpha wolf shifter and a strong-willed human overcome traditions ingrained over generations and uncover long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny as true mates.

Regarded as the strongest wolf shifter in generations, Alpha Zev Hassick is surprised and confused by his attraction to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. A male shifter has to mate with a female shifter to keep his humanity, so shifters can’t be gay. Yet, everything inside Zev tells him Jonah is his true mate.

Maintaining a relationship with the man he has loved since childhood isn’t easy for Jonah Marvel, but he won’t let distance or Zev’s odd family get in their way. When unexplained ailments begin to plague Jonah, he needs to save his own life and sanity in order to have a future with Zev.

Zev and Jonah know they’re destined for each other, but they must overcome traditions ingrained over generations and long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny.

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Until Forever Comes

 : A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes.

Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Hoping to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack, Ethan instead learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate – a vampire named Miguel.

Over four centuries old, strong, powerful, and vicious, Miguel Rodriguez walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent and being together comes so naturally that Miguel can’t resist for long. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other’s side until forever comes.

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In Your Eyes

 : Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society’s rules to realize they are destined for one another.

Raised to become Alpha of the Yafenack pack, Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws, strengthening his body, and learning from his father. But despite his best efforts, Samuel can’t relate to people, including those he’s supposed to lead.

When Samuel meets Korban Keller, the son of a neighboring pack’s Alpha, he reacts with emotion instead of intellect for the first time in his life. Resenting the other shifter for throwing him off-balance, Samuel first tries to intimidate Korban and then desperately avoids him. What he can’t do is forget Korban’s warm eyes, easy smile, and happy personality.

When a battle between their fathers ends tragically, Samuel struggles to lead his pack while Korban works to break through Samuel’s emotional barriers. Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society’s rules to realize they are destined for one another.

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To Touch You – Coming May 4, 2017

 : “His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.”

By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone and a young wolf shifter comes to his rescue.

Since childhood, Yoram Smith’s family was certain he would grow to become Alpha and save their beloved pack from its slow demise. When the time comes for a new leader, Yoram is forced to juggle his duty to care for a splintering pack with his duty to care for an absent mate, and his own strength suffers.

Being turned into a vampire didn’t alter Salvatore’s life philosophy: if you don’t rely on anyone, nobody can let you down. But when the boy who saved his life becomes a man who needs his help, the icy vampire must find his humanity.

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~About Cardeno C.~

Cardeno C.Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.

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~Release Day Review~To Touch You (Mates #4) by Cardeno C.~

 

34870040Title: To Touch You
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Mates #4
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: May 4, 2017
Page Count: 260 pages
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, Shifters/Werewolves
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

“His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.”

By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone and a young wolf shifter comes to his rescue.

Since childhood, Yoram Smith’s family was certain he would grow to become Alpha and save their beloved pack from its slow demise. When the time comes for a new leader, Yoram is forced to juggle his duty to care for a splintering pack with his duty to care for an absent mate, and his own strength suffers.

Being turned into a vampire didn’t alter Salvatore’s life philosophy: if you don’t rely on anyone, nobody can let you down. But when the boy who saved his life becomes a man who needs his help, the icy vampire must find his humanity.


imageedit_11_5093655094coollogo_com-22842207To Touch You (Mates #4) by Cardeno C.

****4 Stars****4 fjf

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I have read and enjoyed every book in this series, so I was very excited to jump into this one. This time we get an Alpha shifter and a vampire.

Just like I said before…my favorite combination!!!

This book can be read as a standalone, but a lot of MC’s from the other books make an appearance, especially Miguel and Ethan from book 2. I think this book would be enjoyed more after reading the previous books.

Let me start by saying that I really enjoyed reading this one, though there were some things that bothered me. In the other books, I could feel the connection between the MC’s right from the start. That wasn’t the case with this book. The MC’s spend most of the book apart, not even interacting one way or another.

They don’t actually get together until 70% into the story.

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There is a reason for this though, so bare with me.

When Salvatore and Yoram first meet, Yoram is only 7 years old. He is a strong little shifter boy though, so he instantly recognizes Salvatore for what he is…

…His true mate…

Salvatore is human and about 37 years old, so it’s understandable he doesn’t experience the same feelings.Yoram is with his uncle Miguel and Ethan at the time of this meeting and Miguel senses, that Salvatore is very ill…

This eventually leads to Miguel saving Sal’s life by turning him into a vampire.

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Years go by and Yoram grows older, wondering what is going on with his true mate…so he pays Salvatore a visit when he is 14 years old, only to get a very cold brush off.

Of course, Yoram is very hurt, but even after the way the man spoke to him, he doesn’t want his mate to suffer. So when Yoram finds out from Miguel, that Sal is probably hungry and in need of his blood, Yoram starts distracting his own blood (just like Ethan he has too much) and starts delivering it on Salvatore’s doorstep. Salvatore happily gobbles it all up…

…and this goes on for 9 long years…

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9 years of Salvatore only thinking about himself and never once wondering how his mate is doing.

No thank you…no nothing!!

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Until the deliveries stop that is…


Yoram is now 27 and the Alpha of a troubled pack. His body is tired from all the needle-pricking and his soul is tired of living without his mate. But Yoram has a pack he needs to take care of, so he can’t leave to bring Sal any more blood. This is what eventually leads Salvatore to Yoram.

After seeing Yoram and his uncles Ethan and Miguel, Sal suddenly has a change of heart and his character does an 180. Suddenly he is all about Yoram and his well-being. Of course,…

we get the now famous “mine” and the steamy scenes that go with it.

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It’s not that I didn’t want it to happen because I definitely did and it was seriously HOT, but it was all a bit too fast. I didn’t really get a chance to get used to Salvatore’s personality change.

I wanted to like him…but I was still stuck on his old and cold personality.

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That said, I did enjoy this story.

Yoram was a great character, though at times I wished he would have been a bit harder. Toby was very funny and he made me laugh out loud more than once and I loved catching up with all the old MC’s, especially Miguel.

I hope there will be more books in this series because…

I will read every single one that comes out. 😀

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