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Rachel's Totem (Cougar Falls) [Kindle Edition]

Marie Harte
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A Cougar Falls and Feral Attraction story

Mountain man or mountain lion? In his case-one and the same.

When Rachel arrives in Cougar Falls for a reading of her aunt's will, she finds herself in a typical mountain town. Except that it's not quite...typical. It's full of the requisite, rough-hewn mountaineers, but these men seem more animal than man.

And one of the rude strangers brings out the animal in her during an embarrassingly orgasmic-and scorching-sexual encounter in an alley. The fantastic tales that the townsfolk tell about the Ac-Taw, a clan of people who can shift into animals, are nothing but folklore. Or are they?

Burke is stunned by his response to Rachel, and even more so when she innocently shows signs of possessing Ac-Taw blood. And this puts her in more danger than she knows, danger that only increases the urgency to mark her as his own.

Rachel comes to realize she's inherited much more than just property. She has also inherited a destiny to protect her newfound home.

For the Ac-Taw aren't just legend-they're real.

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    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 336 KB
    • Print Length: 99 pages
    • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (15 April 2008)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B001892DG6
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #145,596 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. She's a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she's constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit http://marieharte.com and fall in love.

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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Nice enough 8 July 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Nice juicy story. Short sweet read.

    BUT:
    72% of the file is the story. The rest are samples, I think 4 or 5 of them. ONE of them is for this very book! Naughty naughty. Overpriced, but the story was good.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book... 2 July 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I really enjoyed this book, I liked how I was able to connect with both Rachel and Burke but also how the characters connected with each other. At the start of the book we find out how Rachel has come to Cougar Falls and we also find out a bit more about her past. We are told how she has recently divorced her husband for cheating but he has left her broke so although she felt that going to Cougar Falls was a chore, she also has no other choice but to go. Enter Burke, the very sexy and very manly Ac-Taw (shape shifter) who brings out Rachels wild side when they collide in an alleyway and have a very graphic sexual encounter. The book then goes on to give us a brief background centred on the famous Totem, which guards the town of all negativity and keeps the peace and harmony balanced for all the residents of cougar falls. Rachel and Burkes personal and sexual relationship intensifies as they rush to discover the whereabouts of the totem before the grey wolf clan can make a claim on it.

    This book contained mild erotica but even if its not your style of book I would highly recommend you give it a try as it was a very good storyline which left me wanting to find out more about Rachel and Burkes relationship in the future.I will definately be reading more in the AC-Taw series from Marie Hart as she definately knows how to tell a good story and keep her readers gripped.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Rachel's Totem 21 May 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Cougar Falls is in trouble - the Totem's Protector has died and the Totem has disappeared. The town's hope lies in the Protector's niece... who knows nothing about the paranormal world her aunt lived in.

    This story gives you a quick insight into how Rachel becomes the new Protector and thus gains four Protectors herself. There is some m/f/m/m action in this so if that puts you off then just don't bother reading it. As for myself, I copied Dean and Grady and thoroughly enjoyed it as it "was for one night only"!

    As this is a Novella, don't expect a book that gives the amount of description that Tolkein would! However, saying that, the amount of description given in this book is astounding - the town, the people, the rivalries, it's all there in your mind as you read through this little gem of a novella.

    If you want something that is short and spicy - and you don't mind a foursome - then definitely give this one a go. A good introduction to a new series for me to look out for.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Raw animal desire 3 Dec. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I've given 4 stars cos although this was a good story it did seem to be rushed near the end.
    This is an introduction into the magical town of Cougar Falls where Rachel a human is about to learn that shifters are real and she's one of them.
    Rachel's inherited her aunts home and land in this small town but there is a catch she is the keeper of the totem that magically protects the town and its occupants from humans. The thing is its been lost and Rachel is the only one who can find it.
    Now along comes Burke a shifter who literally sweeps Rachel off her feet. For some reason Rachel is attracted to him and can't help herself. All becomes clear that Burke is her mate and they need to bond sexually to find the totem. The mating is quite erotic but very brief (that's when I felt things were rushed).
    Before you know it Rachel can shift, find the totem and save the town.
    In Plain Sight: Cougar Falls Series, Book 2
    I would also recommend Animal Attraction
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    3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    By Roroblu's Mum TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I love Marie Harte tales, and this did not disappoint. I've just finished reviewing a menage tale by another author, where there's menage, but not on a permanent basis, which I didn't like, but this tale was different as the menage scenes were integral to the tale, and the tale itself ended with a HEA for the main leads.

    Charlotte, a shifter who is not yet in touch with her inner beast, has just inherited the home, lands and totem of her late aunt. She's been divorced and screwed by her ex, and is slightly uptight about guys, especially when she and Burke, the male lead, get off to a bad start. Anyway, when she hears her aunt's Will, she realises that she will have to work with Burke to 'reveal' the totem, which protects their town of Cougar Falls, which is only visible to those of shifter blood.

    She and Burke are left letters by her aunt, which they have to read and then burn, and they unite forces to save their heritage. Burke wants to mate her, and is already falling for her, but he has to mark her to take her into his Puma clan, or else she could be marked by some other clan and become a non-feline shifter, meaning that the totem will be lost to the town, and she will be lost to him.

    So, he marks her, but to intensify the marking, his brothers also need to mark her, hence the menage scene. It was hot and naughty, but tasteful and integral to the tale, and all treated each other with respect. I liked how Burke did not really want her to be with his brothers, but did it for the good of all of them, as a one-time thing, and in the end, he and Rachel got their HEA.

    This was romantic, hot, sexy and very well written, but with Marie Harte, that's a given, and is what makes the author a 5* read every time. This is a KEEPER!
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