Monday, March 10, 2014

Review Tour & Giveaway for Once Upon a Tiger by Kat Simons

Welcome to my stop on author Kat Simon’s Review Tour for Once Upon a Tiger, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions.  Please leave a comment or question for Kat to let her know you stopped by.  Kat will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour so please be sure to leave your email address with your comment.  You can follow the rest of Kat’s tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 
 Once Upon a Tiger
By Kat Simons
Tiger Shifters, Book 1

Publisher: T&D Publishing
Release date: December 13, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Shapeshifter
Length: 75 Pages
ISBN:  9781311496140

Buy Links:  Kindle Nook Smashwords ARe

About the book:

She’ll never run.

Among the tiger shifters, Alexis Tarasova is regarded as fierce and dangerous, with a reputation that would make even the most daring tiger think twice about challenging her. Female tiger shifters may be rare and the mating run a critical part of their species’s survival, but Alexis is the only female Tracker and will not back down, even at the threat of tiger law. She will not be forced to mate. So when a handful of males band together to force her to participate in the run, Alexis chooses to stand her ground and fight instead.

He's forbidden to run.

Outcast from the tiger shifters after a vicious childhood attack left him mute, Victor Romanov has never taken part in the mate run. He’s never particularly cared, though, since the woman he loves refuses to take a mate. However, when he learns Alexis may be in danger, all bets are off. Nothing will keep him from her side.

Together, they're unmovable.

The chemistry between them burns wickedly hot and forges them into an unbeatable pair. Alexis knows that being with Victor means she will have to break another one of her people’s laws—a move that might push the tigers too far. But, for Victor, she will risk everything, including her life, and do what she thought she’d never do—run.


To Alexis’ surprise, Victor was standing at her door only a few minutes later. She swallowed and tried not to stare. He was magnificent, muscled and lean, with just the right amount of hair covering his human body. The hard cut angles of his face should have made him look harsh but somehow he just looked more compelling. Black eyes, closely cut dark hair, and a sexy half-smile that made her stomach muscles tighten, all combined to send her heartbeat pounding.

She’d never been around Victor when she was in estrous. In fact, since coming to terms with the knowledge that her obsession with him could never lead to a future, she’d made an effort to never spend time alone with him. He was the head security technician at the elders’ compound, so they crossed paths regularly. But she tried making sure there were others around to keep her from doing something stupid.

Unfortunately, she hadn’t always been successful.

She flashed on a recent memory of literally bumping into him in a corridor at the compound when she’d been too deep in thought to notice her surroundings. He’d held her arms while she caught her balance. The contact sent shivers of desire shooting through her body, forcing her to step back as soon as she could, then apologized.

He pulled a notebook from the back pocket of his dark jeans and wrote, You okay?

“Fine. The job I’m heading out on has me…” She shrugged. “It’s a tough one.”

A friend?

“No. Nothing like that.” She made the mistake of looking up to finish and got momentarily caught in the deep darkness of his steady gaze. Her stomach danced in giddy delight even as her heart tightened.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kat Simons earned her Ph.D in animal behavior, working with animals as diverse as dolphins and deer. She brought her experience and knowledge of biology to her paranormal romance fiction, where she delights in taking nature and turning it on its ear. After traveling the world, she now lives in New York City with her family. Kat is a stay-at-home mom and a full time writer.

Kat Simons LINKS

If you’re a fan of sweet and spicy paranormal romance, give Once Upon a Tiger by Kat Simons a try.  A quickly paced story featuring two cat shifters meant to be mates, a council determined to keep their species alive, and an interfering matchmaker, Ms. Simons’ first Tiger Shifters book is light and entertaining.  I know I’m looking forward to reading more in this series.

The scenes between Alexis and Victor are sweet, spicy and full of emotional angst.  Secretly attracted to each other, the council’s double cross forcing Alexis to “run” finally gives them a chance to be together and do something about what they feel.  Even though they know there could be severe ramifications for their actions, due to Victor’s injury from childhood, Ms. Simons does a really good job quickly developing the characters and diving into their emotions.  It’s clear that Alexis and Victor belong together not only because of their attraction but because of their experiences as children and as adults.  

Will Alexis “run” and let Victor “catch” her?  Will Alexis and Victor be able to fight off the male tigers who think they are a better match for the only “female tracker”?  You’ll have to read Once Upon a Tiger to find out.  I enjoyed it and look forward to reading the next book in Ms. Simons ‘ new series.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.


Don't forget to leave a comment or question for Kat to let her know you stopped by.  Kat will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour so please be sure to leave your email address with your comment.  You can follow the rest of Kat’s tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 


  1. Sounds great. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. How interesting that you found a way to incorporate your studies on animal behavior into PNR writing. I like a person who thinks outside the box :)


  3. I like the excerpt, sounds like a good story.


  4. I really loved the excerpt. This sounds like a unique and exciting story.

  5. Congrats to Kat on the new release!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Interesting excerpt, thanks. Deb P

  7. Thanks so much for hosting me today! And thanks everyone who came out to comment! Very good to see you all. :-)

  8. With the hero being mute you have taken the strong and silent types to new levels (lol). The excerpt was great and I will definitely be looking into this book.

    1. Forgot to put my email address:

  9. Nice excerpt and review

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  10. LOL. Thanks, Wanda!

    Maria, thanks for the lovely review!

  11. A wonderful review thank you.


  12. Can't wait to snag a copy and dive into this story it sounds awesome .