Wild Within Excerpt:
Rylan stalked into KarRa's room without asking. He continued to stalk right up to her until
he'd backed her into the wall.
He cut her off by lowering his head and running his nose all over face. Pulling back he
growled, "Who's been here? I can smell him."
"Yeah, I had a little test fuck-"
Rylan's lips slammed down on hers, eating at her mouth.
Stunned, she stood frozen beneath the hard licks and demanding wash of frustration for about
two seconds before she tentatively began to move her mouth under his.
He growled again and wrapped his arms around her, pulling her tight to him with a hand at the
small of her back, the other at the back of her head. His mouth was slanting back and forth,
his teeth nipping, his tongue stroking. The pressure changed from hard and desperate to
coaxing, to frenzied, to savoring. A wisp of fire flickered between her legs, grew into a
flame that licked her belly, and exploded into an inferno.
They had kissed many times, sometimes quick hard smacks of pursed lips, sometimes soft
nuzzling touches. Never with passion. Never like this.
KarRa wondered at his taste, how it went perfectly with his smell, both of which settled deep
into her body. The raspy feel of his tongue, the perfect way he sealed their mouths, broke
apart to tease and lead her tongue, and then shifted for another sensation. He was Rylan, but
as she had never known before.
Soon his hardness pressed between them, and his hips began to surge against her. Shocked, she
jerked away from the aggressive heat. He followed, grinding against her mound. His lips
picked up the same rhythm. The beat of him against her belly filled her with an urgency that
made her heart wild.
She hesitated at the intense feeling, and he fused his mouth to hers and drank deep while he
ground himself into her in a rolling slide.
He was saying, Yes I'm hard, and no it's not like before, where we'd both ignore it like it
It went on and on, the deep pressure against her stomach, and her tongue so tangled with his
she didn't know whose was whose. His taste was sliding down her throat, and she wanted more.
She wanted to eat him, every inch of his skin. Her hands fisted in the sides of his vest. Any
minute now her skin was going to combust.
In the middle of the incredible building sensation he broke away, literally staggering away
to brace himself with his back to her at the table. They were both heaving for breath.
After several breaths she was still without anything to say, but he turned and her breath
caught at his lowered and forward thrust head, his eyes the green of carrot tops with
mageheat, his hands in fists.
"KarRa, I love you. It will be so good between us. It will be my final homecoming. Know this-
no matter what you choose, we will fuck sometime soon. I won't be able to help it, and you
will just have to deal with it. You. Are. Mine. No matter where you think to go."
KarRa opened her mouth, to say what her stunned brain didn't know. What would have fallen out
she never knew, because he lunged for the door and left.
About twenty heartbeats later, KarRa unlocked her knees and sagged against the wall, slowly
sliding down it to sit stunned on the floor. That was Rylan? She had just kissed Rylan? He
had promised to fuck her? After several more moments she finally had a thought beyond her
surprise. What was she going to do?
Bitten by Books (Nicole) 5 Tombstones
"She draws you into the story immediately, and the characters are so full of vitality that
you can't help but love them. The tale of KarRa and Rylan will make you cry in sympathy,
laugh aloud at the hilarity of a situation, talk to the characters as though they can hear
you, and sizzle your blood and imagination with erotic images."
Joyfully Reviewed (Indy)
"The brilliance in this world of shifters, the intricate way they lived and loved made for a
story that was actually pretty mind blowing. KarRa and Rylan's relationship isn't a pretty
one; it's rife with extreme situations to overcome from the darkness of the world they lived
in...you will finish anticipating the next installment of a world that is refreshingly
innovative and one I hope Mima continues to explore."
Mrs. Giggles 85
"...a very enjoyable and most fascinating fantasy tale ... of how one can find love amidst
such a violent and sexually-charged setting."
My Book Cravings (Coale) 5 Flowers
"Once again Mima has succeeded in a story that enthralls! Before the end of the first
chapter I was in tears. I was up all night reading, unable to put the book down simply from
wondering what would happen next. By the end I sighed in contentment. The story's richly
detailed characters and world are a joy to behold. Wild Within captures the imagination with
the vividness of the descriptions of a world different from our own. It tugs at the heart-
strings for the trials that the characters must face to continue on their journey. It is a
definite must have for the collection, because it is a story that you will want to read time
and time again."
Just Erotic Romance Reviews (T.S. Peters) Rating: 4.5/5
"This was one of the most exiting and moving stories that I have read in a long time. Ms.
Mima created a new world that is harsh and deadly, while at the same time it is mysterious
and beautiful. KarRa is a strong, caring heroine who isn't afraid to stomp a hole in
someone when necessary. Rylan, in his own sweet, misguided way, is very supportive of her.
I love that they are both ALWAYS honest about their feelings toward each other. While the
two are dependent on each other and open about their relationship, the sexual tension between
the two is explosive. I was very impressed with how Ms. Mima handled the various sexual
situations and the inherent emotions. The characters are all complex. Their emotions,
personalities, and attitudes made them all feel very realistic and endearing."
The Naughty Bits (TeddyPig) Grade A
"(I) fell in love with MIMA’s writing. Here is a fantasy world lush with detail and the deadly Trux warriors with their rituals and culture are strange and mysterious. ... Thank you MIMA for being not only a talented writer but an intelligent one. ... This first book gets a Grade A for getting me hooked on the series. The whole series in fact is an auto buy for me..."
from T. Hawkins:
"This is the first story I've read by Mima, and I didn't know what to expect. Wow, was I
surprised at how much I enjoyed it! I really cared about KarRa and Rylan, and I ached for
them to find happiness. ... The main couple, as well as the secondary characters in this
wonderful story, are portrayed realistically, and I was happy to learn that this series has
nine more books for me to read. I enjoyed the magic, the friendships, the love, and even the
pain on the way to the conclusion. I see myself becoming a loyal reader of Mima's stories,
if this one is any indication."