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Claiming Her Mates (Claiming Her Mates #1) by Dia Cole – Review by Chantelle Smith

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claiming Her Mates from author Dia Cole is Book 1 in the Claiming Her Mates Series. This was an incredible introduction to this author and I cannot wait to read the others in this series. This has got to be one of the best reads that I have read in a while. I love this take on a apocalyptic world where a flu epidemic is about to wipe out the entire human species by turning them into zombies – what more could you ask for, oh I know 3 extremely hot, sexy alpha males who all happen to be Lykos shifters(werewolves) sworn to protect a beautiful female.

This book was filled with passion, sexiness, action, drama, mystery, & fear. I was captivating and compelled while reading this book. This author has created an incredible imaginative read, full of twists, incredibly lovable and amazing characters and a read that will last with me for quite some time I love it so much I read it in one sitting. Each of these characters brought something brilliant to this story, whether it was how Mason, Gabriel or Liam’s different personalities impacted how they were with Havana, how each of their sizzling, intense and immediate connections with Havana brought an extra depth to this read that I loved.

Another great thing with this book is that it was written in dual POV’s. I love reading it from the characters POV’s as we get to really see their thoughts and feeling from them rather than the other person. I also think it helps connect with a character as you get to understand some of their reasons of their actions!

This read was everything I thought it would be and more! I loved it and now will be eagerly awaiting Book 2 in this series.

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Claiming Her Mates by Dia Cole – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claiming Her Mates (Claiming Her Mates #1)
By Dia Cole
Rated 5 stars

Holy smokes not only is this book so H-O-T that I could hardly put it down but the story is crazy good resulting in the same problem.
I couldn’t put this book down!

These characters are are so lovable. From the first meeting they drew me in. Havana with her strong will and Liam, Gabe and Mason each have amazing qualities all their own. I love a good shifter story and this is one. It moved along at a good pace and I was able to meet each character in a timely manner. Therefore I got a good feel of each before moving onto the next.

This has a “for now” ending. Meaning we don’t have answers to many of the questions and thoughts that were raised during the book. So while not a cliffhanger not completely satisfying either. I would be curious what happens when a couple things( that I can’t mention) happen. It’s definitely a great quick read!

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Claiming Her Mates: Book One: (A paranormal shifter romance series) by Dia Cole – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book 1 of a new series and it started out very strong. When I started reading I had the feeling that I had read this story already as the setting was a bit “generic”, but after the first few scenes it morphed into its own story.. Claiming Her Mates is all about HER and HER needs which is a nice departure on the traditional alpha male world.

Book 1 is setting up the series nicely with it’s world building. Each character is clearly defined in both role and personality and we get to see a peek into the future of the series. The story is well plotted from beginning to end and the “sexy times” are held back to build up the anticipation.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and i look forward to reading more in the series.

Review by @mauraharper
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Claiming Her Mates by Dia Cole – Review by Anna Hirsch

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Claiming her Mates by Dia Cole
4 Stars

This is a paranormal shifter story. I think the idea behind this book is original; shifters dealing with a zombie apocalypse. The story starts off full of action which quickly grabbed my attention. It was interesting how the author explained the way the apocalypse started. The rest of the book continues with hormone induced, lust filled pages. A mention of the zombies an after thought. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed every moment of them especially the scene between Havana, Mason and Liam. It was panty wetting. I just feel if the author had blended the two storylines a little more, it would have been better.

There are characters that were spoken alit about that we don’t meet and the book ends with the story being incomplete. This book is a terrific setup for the rest of the series. I’m interested in finally meeting Nathan and seeing what happens with Tasha in the next part.

Review by @annahirsch
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Claiming Her Mates: Book One – A Paranormal Shifter Romance Series (Claiming Her Mates Series Book #1) by Dia Cole – Review by Angela Hayes.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Claiming Her Mates: Book One is the first book in A Paranormal Shifter Romance Series by Dia Cole. This is quite an original take on the shifter romance story, as it incorporates Lykos shifters (wolves), military experimentation, a worldwide flu pandemic- with a zombie apocalypse. There is action aplenty in this steamy reverse harem/ménage story. There’s danger, drama, action, adventure, tension, suspense, some mystery, intrigue, sizzle, passion, and romance.
Havana James (Vana) has been on her own since she was 16 years old- doing whatever she needed to do to get by. She’s beautiful, seductive, independent and sassy. Her past could have made her hard and cold, but instead, she’s resilient, compassionate and caring. She’s at work one night when some sexy strangers swoop in and demand she leave with them. She mistakenly thinks they’re the police- but soon realises that she’s wrong. In the process of trying to sneak away from them, she places herself in a very deadly situation- but luckily for her the strangers are there to save the day. They finally convince her that they are there to make sure she stays safe and to take her out of harms way. She is a little wary, but as danger mounts, she’s really left with little choice but to let them ‘help’. As the four of them spend time together, it is apparent that there is a strong attraction between them, a powerful force that is hard to deny. But not everyone is pleased to have her around. The tension mounts and sparks fly. What happens when their sizzling chemistry bubbles over and their passions ignite? Will they make it to safety? Who are these ‘men’ and why are they helping her? What happens when secrets are revealed- will Vana be strong enough to handle the truth?
This book started off a little slow, and for the first half of the book the story lacked the depth that I was hoping for….. But the second half of the story really got really interesting and really made up for the slower start. The characters were really great, especially throughout the second half of the book. They each had their own unique personalities, quirks, and flaws- which made them realistic, believable, and likeable. I must admit that I really didn’t take to Gabriel for the first half of the book- he was difficult, prickly, and cold. But when the story evolved, I got an understanding of what made him the way he was, my heart ached for what he’d been through. So, my feelings for him did a complete flip from hate to love over the course of the book. Mason is such a sweetheart, the kind and nurturing one of the group- he made my heart go pitter-patter! Liam is a sexy giant of a man- he had me at 7 foot bearded protector, and I loved his cheeky, flirty nature, too (swoon).
The story is told from these four points of view, which gives the reader a well-balanced/complete perspective of what’s happening and what they’re all going through.
I loved the unique take on the whole shifter romance, I thought it was very clever of Ms. Cole. I enjoyed the story a lot, especially the second half. This is the first part though- as the story is set to continue in in part two, which I can’t wait to get my hands on. There’s also a prequel coming out soon, which I am excited to read, too!

Thank you, Ms. Cole!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Claiming Her Mates by Dia Cole – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claiming Her Mates By Dia Cole

5-Stars

Havanna is still struggling over her last breakup. She has sworn off guys and just wants to focus on earning her keep as a stripper. When the world goes crazy with what seems like a zombie apocalypse due to an issue with the Canine Flu vaccine three men are sent to retrieve her. Her former lover Nathan sends Mason, Liam, and Gabriel to retrieve her and keep her safe. He plans to make her his but the unexpected happens. Discovering that the men are not quite human she decides that they are hers. Does she have to claim just one or can she have all three. What will Nathan do when he finds out his friends have stolen his girls heart?

This novel was easy to read and get lost in. I could not put this steamy romance down. Liam, Mason, and Gabriel were described as sexy and strong. It was easy to picture these men as well as Havanna as the story progressed. I also liked that this paranormal steamy romance was mixed with a doom’s day type scenario. The scenario seemed very realistic.

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Claiming Her Mates (Claiming Her Mates Book 1) by Dia Cole – Review by Gail Guerrero

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Claiming Her Mates by Dia Cole

Four Stars
This story is some woman’s dream come true. Though I like the thought I don’t think I could handle three men. I have to say Gabriel was my favorite amongst the men. He had the most restraint and loyalty. Though his loyalty was there by force he did what he was told. I liked that he didn’t let his needs out way their safety. He had great control even when her heat was at its worse. I liked that Liam and Mason knew what they wanted and wasn’t afraid to go after it. They protected Havana and cared for her every need. Now if I could only find a man to do that for me 🤣 I really liked this authors writing style. It was very smooth and effortless. I enjoyed every moment in this story even the cliché zombie part. I am very interested in knowing how they deal with the consequences of their actions.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89

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Claiming Her Mates By Dia Cole – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claiming Her Mates: Book One: (A paranormal shifter romance series)
By: Dia Cole
5 out of 5 stars

The story Claiming Her Mates: Book One: (A paranormal shifter romance series) by Dia Cole is a paranormal romance book. It is a story in a genre that I have always loved reading. It drew me in from the very beginning and had me turning pages to find out what happens next. I loved reading about the main character of Havana and the three Lykos shifters that have sworn to protect her. Havana believes that the men that have shown up and tell her she is to come with them are police, so she tries to run. What she soon finds out is that chaos has begun because of a flu vaccine that has been given out and turning people into monsters. The three rescue her and she finds herself under their protection. Her ex has issued a threat of what will happen if anyone touches her. Havana and her three protectors are very attracted to each other. Their desire for each other shows through and is at times overwhelming. Why does Havana feel such strong emotions towards the three men she has just met? Will the threat that Havana’s ex has given strong enough to override the desire that Mason, Gabriel, and Liam have for her? What does the future hold for Havana and her protectors? Read this story to find out. This story is red hot and makes the temperature in the room rise. You can feel the conflict that Mason, Gabriel, and Liam have as their feelings for Havana keep getting stronger and harder to ignore. I enjoyed reading about the different characters and the background information given on them. As this is book one in a series it lays a good foundation for further stories that come after it. This is a wonderful book and has amazing characters. It is one I would highly recommend reading.

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Claiming Her Mates: Book One: (A paranormal shifter romance series) by Dia Cole – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Claiming Her Mates (Claiming Her Mates #1)Claiming Her Mates by Dia Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a paranormal-shifter romance story that I enjoyed from the beginning to end. This is my first book by this author, I enjoyed how she was able to pull me into the story and make me feel as if I was right there. The story is creative and the characters are connectable. This is a story about Havana and her three protectors who just happen to be hot and sexy. Their twists and turns had me turning pages fast just waiting to see what would happen next. I highly recommend this book

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Claiming Her Mates: Book One: (A paranormal shifter romance series) by Dia Cole

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Page Count – 202 pages
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With everyone bailing on my holiday party, I didn’t think the night could get any worse. Then three scorching hot men storm the club and demand I come with them. Thinking they’re cops, I run only to discover the flu vaccine is turning people into monsters.

Now my survival depends on Mason, Gabriel, and Liam. I should be terrified of their glowing eyes and the way they destroy any threat in our path, but all I can think about is claiming the fierce men as my own. All three of them…

One problem.

My ex has threatened to eviscerate any man who touches me. Too bad the deadly Alpha male isn’t here. He’ll rue the day he broke my heart and ordered his three gorgeous friends to rescue me.

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Dia wanted to be a writer from the time she could hold a pencil. A lover of science fiction, urban fantasy, horror, and paranormal romance, she writes action-packed stories featuring kick-butt heroines and the alpha male heroes who fall for them.

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