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Temptation Rising

Temptation Rising

A Paranormal Shapeshifter Werejaguar Romance

A.C. Arthur

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He's one of the most powerfully sexy men she has ever met. He's a jaguar out to claim and protect his mate.

Washington D.C. police officer Kalina Harper still dreams about that night, two years ago, when a huge jaguar saved her from a crazed attacker. Although she kept the truth to herself, Kalina can never forget the ferocious strength of the beast's fangs and claws--or the raw animal hunger in its eyes. Until she meets Roman Reynolds...

Muscular, magnetic, and all man, Roman is a high-powered attorney with a predatory smile and seductive charm. He is also a criminal suspect with suspicious connections to the Amazon jungle. But when Kalina discovers that Roman is linked to a secret race of shapeshifting jaguars--who hunt down maneaters--she is forced to put her trust in a man who unleashes her wildest fantasies and fears. A fierce creature of the night whose nature is to protect his female at any cost...

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Chapter 1


Two Years Later
It came again last night.
The dream, that is.
With its usual dismal terror it filled her night with an eerie darkness that was still holding on in the early-morning hours. It had taken her...

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Praise for Temptation Rising

“The shifter universe just got sexier with the kick-off to Arthur's sizzling new series, Shadow Shifters. This launch book introduces an intriguing cast of characters functioning in the human world, yet keeping their true natures a secret. The sparks betweeen this hero and heroine are plentiful, but developing a relationship is tougher. Looking forward to the next installment!” —RT Book Reviews on Temptation Rising

“Deliciously edgy, sexy and certainly not to be missed. A.C. Arthur knows how to deliver the heat.” —Lora Leigh, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“TEMPTATION RISING has everything a good book should; action, adventure, suspense, mystery and fiery hot passion.” —Romance Junkies

“This book has depth and an interesting storyline, complete with unique characters that will keep you entranced starting at page one.” —Night Owl Reviews

“A.C. Arthur begins a new series with a bang.” —Sensual Reads

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About the author

A.C. Arthur

A.C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently lives with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn't stopped since. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, she continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters, and fresh dialogue—thus keeping the readers on their toes!

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