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HaBO: Only the First Scene

KL only remembers the first scene of a book she read from a digital publisher – but can’t remember the title of the book:

. I read this book years ago when I was first turned onto e-books before the craze, when there was primarily Ellora’s Cave, New Concepts and Changeling press for erotica romance.

It starts off with a guy and his friend at a party, both shape shifters, it was a wedding or celebration of some sort. Male protagonist is discussing how boring the females are out there. He gets a sniff of someone whom he sees just briefly and knows it’s his mate. He follows female to the roof top of the building, where things get somewhat rough as he tries to subdue female without a how you do. She escapes to her car where she drive home freaked out, (I don’t remember if she was a shifter I think so) he runs after the car and follows her all the way home. She just makes it into the front door when he bursts through. Struggle, then sex and that’s about all I remember.

Oooh shape shifters subduing their scented females. Not ever enough of that! Anyone remember this scene?

 

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    meganb says:

    It sounds almost like Christine Warren’s Big Bad Wolf, except they ran out to the garden instead of the roof and he carries her back to his house.  No car necessary.

    Big Bad Wolf is part of her series “The Others”, and the first few books were e-published, then later printed and bound (it’s very confusing, you’ll have to check her website http://www.christinewarren.net).  This one definitely was originally an ebook, and may have been re-written.

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    Carin says:

    I read this book in print in the last year!  I absolutely know that scene.  I think it was a political party, though.  And the rooftop was a garden.  The animal she shifted to was much smaller than his (fox?) and I remember her hiding among the plants. 

    It was the first in a series, and the second one had to do with fairies.  Now if I could only remember an author…

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    Carin says:

    OK, I’ve got it now, I think it’s Christine Warren, too, but try Wolf at the Door.  That’s the one I read.  Here’s the blurb from the author’s website:

    Sullivan Quinn didn’t travel 3,000 miles from his native Ireland and his wolf pack just to chase rabidly after the most delectable quarry he’s ever seen. Quinn is in America on a mission-to warn his Other brethren of a shadowy group willing to use murder and mayhem to bring them down. But one whiff of this Foxwoman’s delicious honeysuckle fragrance and he knows that she is more than a colleague or a conquest…she is his mate.Anthropologist Cassidy Poe is a world-renowned authority on social interaction, but the overpowering desire she feels around Quinn defies every ounce of her expertise. Working by his side to uncover The Others’ enemies poses risks she never expected-to her own safety, to those she loves, and to her heart, as every encounter with Quinn proves more blissfully erotic than the last…Now, with no one to trust but each other, Quinn and Cassidy face a foe that’s edging closer every day, threatening to destroy the life they’ve always known, and the passion they’ve just discovered…

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    Kimi McG says:

    Its absolutly Christine Warren. That was the Irish Delegate and the poor little Fox-woman who’s grandma was so horrible. Its a wonderful series.

    The original series from the e-publisher is much more an erotic-romance than the new slightly tamer mass market sets. But, they are still, OH SO GOOD…

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    darlynne says:

    I’ve read Wolf at the Door, so you’d think maybe I could have come up with the answer for this HaBO? Not a chance. I never recognize any book from the descriptions and it certainly isn’t the fault of the person asking.

    Honestly, if someone posted this:

    Retired software developer decides to go crazy wild and take her sister to Disneyworld for her birthday. Hi-jinx ensue.

    I’d have no idea they were talking about me. I’ve perfected a new level of cluelessness, which makes me even more impressed when someone comes up with the right title. /OT

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    FD says:

    Dammnit, a HABO I knew right off the bat and I’m too slow.  Absolutely Wolf At the Door by Christine Warren.  And it’s a political delegation / meeting / coffeklatsch, and I’m pretty sure she’s some sort of social anthropologist and he’s a delegate.  From Ireland, I think.  And she’s a fox shifter (traditionally non monogamaous?) and he’s a wolf (definitely monogamous) and I have a feeling that was part of the conflict.  Was memorable – all of her Others series have been.  Not high tension, but funny with zippy pacing.

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    nekobawt says:

    Retired software developer decides to go crazy wild and take her sister to Disneyworld for her birthday. Hi-jinx ensue.

    haha, don’t they always. actually, is it just me or does that sound like it could be a blurb for a jennifer crusie novel?

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    Cammy says:

    It is Christine Warren, but she’s mixing 2 different novels like the above comments mentioned—Big Bad Wolf and Wolf at the Door.

    Big Bad World—bored shapeshifter and his friend at a party whining about boring, also the front door scene when he tackles her (rawr!).  Wolf at the Door – shapeshifter scents her and follows her to the roof.

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    haha, don’t they always. actually, is it just me or does that sound like it could be a blurb for a jennifer crusie novel?

    LMAO! Only if they pick up an abandoned dog wearing one of those cone heads along the highway during their roadtrip to the Magic Kingdom.

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    cate says:

    If it is Christine Warren then it’s Fur Fix, whiich
    was remastered to become Big Bad Wolf.
    Wolf at the Door was never published as an
    ebook by Elloras Cave.
    The only other one I could think of was
    the first Wyndham wolf novella by
    MaryJanice Davidson. But the heroine in that
    was assaulted by Micheal Wyndham in a lift.
    That was published by Red Sage in one of the
    early Secrets anthologies, but I don’t know if
    Red Sage were doing ebooks at the time

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    Mireya says:

    If she read it in ebook, it was “Fur Factor,” the second of Christine Warren’s Fix series books (the first being “Fantasy Fix”).  Several of the Fix series stories have been expanded, “sanitized” and re-published under the Novels of The Others series tag.  The title of the expanded and sanitized version of “Fur Factor” is “Big Bad Wolf”.  Unfortunately, the original story is not available any longer.  She probably also read the first of the Novels of the Others which is titled “Wolf at the Door”, as there seem to be a mix up of both in her description, as someone else pointed out.

    >>It starts off with a guy and his friend at a party, both shape shifters, it was a wedding or celebration of some sort. Male protagonist is discussing how boring the females are out there. He gets a sniff of someone whom he sees just briefly and knows it’s his mate.<

    < This is definitely from Fur Factor.
    Scenes continues with hero following female, going Neanderthal on her, picks her up, and runs out to his “den” and sex ensues.

    >

    >He follows female to the roof top of the building, where things get somewhat rough as he tries to subdue female without a how you do. < <  This is from “Wolf at the Door”.  Hero follows her to rooftop, chases her (she’s a fox shifter), almost sex ensues, she escapes, and the chase begins. 

    If she read it in ebook, years ago, I’d agree that it was “Fur Factor”.

    It definitely is not one of MaryJanice Davidson’s.  Red Sage didn’t go electronic until about 3-4 years ago, and MJD’s stories published in the Secrets anthologies predate their going electronic.  Additionally, none of MJD’s Wyndham werewolves stories has that type of opening scene.

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    joykenn says:

    ARGH!! I’ve read and liked the mass market versions of these which are in my keeper’s pile.  Wish they’d reissue the spicer ebook versions but when she was picked up the contracts probably meant we’ll not see the elloria’s cave versions again.

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