Thursday, August 2, 2018

Review @WolfTales - Dark Captive by Kate Douglas (Spirit Wild #6)

Dark Captive
Spirit Wild #6
by Kate Douglas

Goodreads blurb:  Kate Douglas captivated the world of erotic romance with her groundbreaking Wolf Tales series, and she continues to push boundaries in her new Spirit Wild series!

“Douglas introduces her Spirit Wild series with a new generation of sexy Chanku wolves. . . . Supported by a cast from the Wolf Tales books and fresh faces as well, this novel thrives on action and strong sexual encounters.” —RT Book Reviews on Dark Wolf

Stolen from her mother when she was still a tiny cub, the snow leopard Asha has spent her entire life in captivity, being traded from one owner to another through an illegal trafficking ring. But Asha also feels trapped in a much more profound way: as a Chanku with no access to the Tibetan grasses that would allow her to shift, she’s confined to her animal form, yearning for a part of herself she’s forever unable to reach. Until a merciful savior sets her free . . . and Leo Cheval comes into her life.

When word of Asha’s rescue from the animal trafficking ring reaches the Chanku, Leo is sent in to help her recover and bring her into the pack. As a leopard shifter himself, he’s uniquely qualified to connect with her and assess her trauma. What he never anticipated was the overwhelming chemistry their meeting would spark and the deep sensual need she would stir in him.

But even as Leo’s touch guides her body to feelings she never imagined, his deeply ingrained controlling streak threatens to crush the very desire he has awakened. And as their passion grows and a deep bond forms between them, Leo and Asha realize that only by submitting to her can he save them both.  

About the Author:  Kate Douglas is the author of the popular erotic paranormal romance series Wolf Tales and Demon Lovers, the erotic SF series Dream Catchers and StarQuest, as well as the DemonSlayers series. She is currently writing the next book in the Spirit Wild series. 

Kate and her husband of over forty years have two adult children and six grandchildren. They live in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, California, in the little town of Healdsburg.

Write to Kate at She answers all her email. 

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I received a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I haven’t bought it yet, but I will.  I own the rest of the series already.

The cover is stunning because the snow leopard is a beauty especially those eyes!

This is the 6th book in this series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content.  While not required, I think reading the series in order makes the world so much more.  You should also be aware that this book does cover sensitive subjects like animal trafficking and abuse.  It is contains multiple partner relations for those who lean towards the traditional.

This book had all sorts of action and discoveries along the way.  Leo is the star in this book for both bad and good things.  He does learn a lot about himself in this book, and he is working to correct his perceptions and attitude.  Asha is an amazingly strong berserker because she has been in captivity and stuck in her leopard form all her life.  She is smart and compassionate and thinks of others first.  Lots of new friends are found in this book as well and new discoveries about an old friend.

Kate Douglas wrote a fantastic story and that is an action-packed page turner that I could not put down.  I really love this world she created with the Chanku.  I learn new things in each book about this world which always keeps it exciting.

I highly recommend to any shifter fan who want action and are open to non-traditional relations!  I can’t wait to see what Kate comes up with next!

Interested in reading??

See my other reviews of Kate’s work!!!

Dark Wolf (Spirit Wild #1)
Dark Spirit (Spirit Wild #2)
Dark Moon (Spirit Wild #3)
Dark Refuge (Spirit Wild #4)


  1. I know her books can be very intense and super sexy. May be a bit too much for me, but I can tell from your review you enjoyed it very much. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. I never mind sexy scenes as long as there is a story. I don't like books where that is all that is there. I like action and intrigue to go with it. With the Chanku, there is always something going on :)