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*This is a serial. The installments are not novel length.* I’m Carly Cutler and my dreams predict the future. So why am I dreaming about a sexy beast of a guy, a bear, and a paw print design? I don’t know. A force I can’t fight wants me to find out, and I’m leaving the only life I’ve ever known. With a fresh tattoo of a bear paw and my best friend by my side, I’m on a ques*This is a serial. The installments are not novel length.* I’m Carly Cutler and my dreams predict the future. So why am I dreaming about a sexy beast of a guy, a bear, and a paw print design? I don’t know. A force I can’t fight wants me to find out, and I’m leaving the only life I’ve ever known. With a fresh tattoo of a bear paw and my best friend by my side, I’m on a quest to find a man I’ve never met. Sierra Steele here, and ready for adventure – We’ve been chosen. The moment I saw Carly’s first tattoo, I felt the undeniable attraction of the guy I’ve been dreaming about. My cautious friend can’t resist the pull either, and we’re off to the mountains to get answers. Something’s calling us, and I’m certain the hunky men are our exciting destiny. They’ll keep us safe from the bear, right? Part 1 of the Called by the Bear Serial ...

Title : Called by the Bear, Part 1
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ISBN : 23928446
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Number of Pages : 64 Pages
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Called by the Bear, Part 1 Reviews

  • Aղցela W.
    2019-05-21 17:38

    This was a short quick read that I liked a lot. Carly is curvy, pretty, and smart, woman who is a master tattoo artist. She hasn't had success in the romance department. When she begins having sensual dreams of a forest, a large man with hypnotic eyes, a musky scent and a large fierce, furry animal she doesn't know what to make of them. She decides to leave and follow the call. There's nothing keeping her in California. Where she's going, she doesn't know But she is going, even if she goes alone. Carly and her best friend head across country following the beliefs that come from sexual dreams about hot men and animals they have been having. Signs have been coming from everywhere telling them that this is what their destined to do This is the first book in a new series for me this is also my first time reading this author this book was well written with no errors in spelling or grammar. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

  • Rebecca
    2019-05-05 12:31

    This book was OK but there was little to no tension between any of the characters and for me there were too many characters. There are too many main characters to go through them all individually but the main groups are the males and the females. The males are huge bear shifters in desperate need of mates to carry on their bloodline, they send out a signal to female descendants of bear shifters that are compatible for them to mate with. The females get the sign, they start to dream of their guys and move across the country to find the males of their dreams. There are no secondary characters because there are so many main characters. The storyline is OK but the pacing is a bit of a let down because there is no tension between any of the characters and their romantic counterparts. Also I struggled with the dialogue because it was very fake for me. 3 stars, not the best but I am continuing with the rest of the series

  • Sarah
    2019-05-01 13:29

    Part 1 of the Called by a bear by V. VaughnGreat start to a new writer for me. Carly and Sierra are bff and family they are alone and plodding through life working at a tattoo shop. Both are having sexy dreams about huge sexy man bears that do naughty things to them. Looking forward to them finding their mates

  • Carol
    2019-05-22 20:21

    It started off slow and it just kept it's level of that. I thought it was one long story and didn't realize it was part 1 of 9 books??? 9??Carly and her friend set out for an adventure after weird things start happening. Carly and her friend begin to dream about men they have never met. Carly being a tattoo artist up and leaves her ex-boyfriends shop and set on the road towards Maine where she is being "called" too. There she meets Annie and right off the bat she knows why those two are there. Then it turns out that the man Carly is dreaming about is Brady who is the brother to Annie (what a coincident.) just when the story is almost picking up, IT ENDS. I'm like what, that's it? Then to read the continuing story you have to get 2-9 and pay like $2.99 for each and they only have about 81 pages?? sorry not paying that much for a book with less than a hundred pages.I got this book cause it was free, it was an ok book, but not good enough for me to get the rest to find out what happens. Sorry...not worth it.If you want to kill some time, you can read this book and be left hanging and then have to choose to buy the rest of the series.

  • J.A. Fredericks
    2019-04-29 16:24

    This is the series that both got me hooked on serials and convinced me I DO like shape-shifters as long as they're incredibly hot men with a sexual appetite like Vaughn's bears. We all know the insta-love thing can be a real eye-roller if not done properly, but the way these women dream of their men before they even meet is both erotic and tantalizing, making me wish I had a hottie doing stuff to me in my sleep! The heroines Sierra and Carly are down-to-earth women that are easy to relate to and tell the story with ease. No spoilers, but the sex scenes just continue to steam up with each installment.

  • Luzmaria Morneault-welton
    2019-05-18 14:39

    For a short read I thought it was well written so you got a good feel for the characters in such a short time frame. You don't find that happen all to often. It wasn't an exciting book but a great start to a mini series. Keep reading, it gets even better.

  • Lynn
    2019-05-17 14:31

    Really enjoyed this story, or what is the beginning of the story. I love the thought of doing a cross country road trip with a good friend. Like the way V. Vaughn is building the plot.Now I know I like it I will be buying the rest of the sections.

  • Lilting
    2019-05-19 16:42

    This was one of the fourteen books in the True Love (A Shifters in Love Romance Collection) that I read on NOOK. The beginning of the book starts with Carly and dreams of her future, but she is not the only one that is having these dreams, her best friend/roommate is also having them. They decided to throw caution to the wind and head East. Along the way they meet 2 other females from different areas that are having the same dreams. Oh, you have to have some "special" blood to be able to have these dreams (or so they say). Funny, Sexy and Full on Sex scenes. Not to be missed, you will be hooked and need to read the rest of the Trilogy to see what happens.

  • Patti
    2019-04-24 17:36

    Overall rating: 5The concept of this storyline is unique and refreshing. I found book one of this trilogy to be book nirvana! An exciting concept being driven by outstanding one of a kind characters. Every facet of this tale has been highly entertaining and the mature suggestive content all has been tastefully placed. No HEA as of yet but there is promise of great possibilities. Even the cliffhanger was perfectly placed! This voluntary review is based against an advance copy.

  • Gay
    2019-05-03 15:41

    Wonderful derful story of romance and adventure! Carley and her friend Sierra both have dreams of sexy men. They decide to leave everything behind and travel across the country to see where it leads them. Read on to finish their stories. I think you will be drawn in like was.

  • Adrienne Gibson
    2019-05-23 13:34

    Wait, what?!?This proves to be a great start to a wonderful series, but you never even get to the heart of the story... if the second part ends like this, I am not sure I want to read it.

  • Ms Lady Jones
    2019-05-02 13:40

    Nice story. I liked the fact the women had the choice to walk way. But it got a little boring. I lost interest until we talked about the mate (r) of the girl mind. That was different and I liked the drama it could cause.

  • Helle Gade
    2019-05-09 19:25

    .Review of the way

  • Margaret
    2019-05-05 13:29

    I enjoyed getting to know Carly and Sienna. I am looking forward to seeing if their dreams come true.

  • Amy Lynn
    2019-04-23 19:48

    Loved Carly's dreams and the mysteriousness that leads up to finding her mate through the call of nature!

  • Nancy Eaton
    2019-05-08 15:24

    loved this series

  • Sheri
    2019-04-24 18:32

    I really enjoyed this book. Carly and Sierra were my favorite characters. I am interested to see where the story goes.

  • Tammy Sowards-Sanchez
    2019-05-21 16:50

    we meet carley as she follows the signs in her dreams. can she find what she needs or a nightmare. whats next. cant wait to read the rest of this series.

  • Shadi ***save your ratings use disclaimers**
    2019-05-01 13:31

    Book Facts: Called by the Bear Genre: Shifter Romance Part of a Series/Installment:(view spoiler)[ Series (hide spoiler)]Standalone/Cliffhanger:(view spoiler)[Standalone (hide spoiler)]M/F-M/M-M/M/F-etc:(view spoiler)[ M/F (hide spoiler)]Multi-Luv'n/Ménages:(view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)]Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)]Contains Cheating:(view spoiler)[ Some would say no some would say yes (hide spoiler)]Amount of Sex in The Book 1-10:(view spoiler)[ 4 (hide spoiler)]Overall Steam Factor/Chemistry: (view spoiler)[ 3 (hide spoiler)]HEA/HFN/etc Ending:(view spoiler)[ Unsure (hide spoiler)]Any Triggers/Warnings: (view spoiler)[ I gave up this series at book 7. It started out good, the premise was mates heard their call across the nation to come find them and create a home. Simple soulmates story, but then the author tried to start making twists. One of the first couples that gets together end up not actually being soulmates after they already mated. Then another woman shows up who is having dreams about another guy (bear) but she is the mated guy soulmate. It sounds confusing because it doesn’t make sense! Why would non soulmates dream about each other at the same time as your soulmate is dreaming of another? It’s not like they chose from a lineup oh hey im going to make sure you dream about me because you’re hot. No it was all fate crap so that twist makes NO SENSE; however I will give her some credit. The way she did it did not make me hate either couples and it was with limited angst but still blatant not needed angst. After that I could not get back into the story and let it go.(hide spoiler)] My thoughts: Skip it Overall Rating: 1.5 Do You Recommend This Book: No ReRead: No Would You Read More Books By This Author: No

  • Patricia
    2019-05-20 18:46

    This is the first book in the series and I will say it a good start. We have a curvy girl who also is a master tattoo artist , a bonus in my books cause I love tattoos. She has the same romance dilemma that most of us have . Until she starts dreaming of a huge sexy man with a body that doesn't stop and eyes that haunt you in your dreams . But there is another aspect to these dreams she just doesn't understand the big ass bear that keeps appearing .Those dreams set Carly and her best friend off on a journey to find their destiny This book is a the first in the series and sets up the series quite nicely. For me it started out a little slow but picked up speed as you start reading it. The characters are solidly written and you can identify with. They are curvy girls and great friends . I like the way the author has them as strong independent women , who throw away their jobs to follow their dreams. She didn't make them whiny or weepy boohhooooo look at me I am curvy and no man wants me. She gives them a back bone which is good. You can't help but fall in love with Carly and Sienna, they are snarky and trust me you will laugh and cry with these girls . I just can't wait till they get their big bear men and what kind of trouble and how much hot sex they are going to have . I have a feeling these big bear shifters are going to be in for a ride of their lives . I will be there for the ride and I can't wait.Just a reminder this is the first book in the series so there is a lot of set up for what is to come. It is a great start and you meet some great characters . It is a bit slow at the start but as you read it gets really good and funny , can you say ROAD TRIP. So if you want a different type of shifter book with snarky curvy women and tall sexy men this might be the book for you . Check it out

  • Cindy Caron
    2019-05-17 13:50

    Wow! Another extraordinary version of the paranormal. I absolutely fell in love with the characters in this book. I love the way the author has brought them all together and intertwined their stories to form what is so far, a beautiful rendition of love and to what lengths we may go to, to not only find it, but to keep it. The story starts with Carly, and her best friend, Sierra, two voluptuous, beautiful women, working and living in California, and both experiencing some extremely erotic dreams with a few wildly obscene parts to them, and afraid to tell the other. When Carly, a tattoo artist by trade, gives herself a tattoo of a bear paw of which she has been dreaming about, Sierra notices it and wants one the same. She tells Carly she’s been dreaming about it also, but when they go to show it to their boss, and Carly’s ex, they realize that they are the only ones who can see it. This is when they know that they are different, and are being called upon. They make a life-changing decision to pack up and leave, following their instincts, on a journey that will bring them to the other side of the country, and on the way, will meet Lily and Taylor, two more women who have answered the call and will join them eventually, on their journey. So much waits for them when they arrive in Bangor, Maine, and life as they knew it, will be forever changed. All they need to do is open their hearts and minds. An absolute charm of a story, but this is only book one and leaves us hanging from a bit of a cliff. A little disappointing that it wasn’t a complete tale, but still worth the read. Can’t wait to read the rest.

  • Monica
    2019-04-23 15:27

    I waited a really long time to start reading this series. I wanted to wait until it was finished because I dont like cliffhangers. :) So, I rather wait til its all out before I start a reading project like this. I really wanted to like it. I was actually really disappointed. It was boring this part 1. I get that some things have to be layed out as a series goes along. There has to be something that pulls the reader though and this just doesnt. At all. Took forever to get through it but I wanted to give it a fair chance. Basically we have Carly and Sierra who are best friends but have been having dreams of bears and sometimes sex and sometimes something scary. They get tattoos which Carly does since she is a well known tattoo artist. Thats a problem too. Not much is revealed or touched on there. Thats a big deal right? Her father was a legend and you'd think the set up for this book would somehow be more of a big deal and its like a back burner type of feeling when talking about her tattooing. Honestly there isnt much about Sierra...she's learning tattooing from Carly but really not much on her otherwise. She's a boring character and nothing about her stands out. I dunno. Just didnt grab me. However, I am not giving up just yet. I'm going to give part 2 a try and see how that goes. Hopefully it improves.

  • Kristy
    2019-04-29 19:45

    I love V. Vaughn's other series/ serials, "Tempted by the Bear" & "Winter Valley Wolves" instantly pop into my mind, so it's only natural to want to read this serial "Called by the Bear". Now I know I should have started with this before I started Tempted, but I'm reading it now. Having already met the characters I'm now reading about, has made it easier to understand just what is going on. Carly & Sierra's lives are about to get more full on than even they expect them to be & I can't wait to read what happens next for them both. Carly has been having dreams about a sexy man, then teeth & fur, & also about this paw print, she just can't get the design right for some reason. Then an encounter with her business partner & ex, has the design finalized & getting inked that same day. No-one else can see her new ink, except for her friend Sierra, who is also having the dreams. Once inked the need & pull to travel & find these dream men is almost instantaneous.... What a trip these girls embark on, then they meet a couple of girls on the way who dream of meeting Carly & Sierra, so they get their own ink done. I can't wait to start book 2 of this serial.

  • Cilicia White
    2019-05-03 13:35

    This is the third installment of this series and it keeps getting better and better. When we left off Carly has just got married and Sierra was bitten by Victor who is not her mate. Carly finds out about her past and is determined to make her future and the future of her clan better. Sierra by the way feels like she is going crazy because Victor is in her head and she can't get him out Lily and Taylor make their appearance to meet their mates but there is trouble ahead. I loved most of the story, but there are parts when I wanted to scream at the characters and say that's all you are going to do? At times it seems that the clans really didn't care about what happened to Sierra. I really didn't like what is going on with the whole Taylor and Keith thing I was actually pissed about it. Also what Sierra does is just plan STUPID!!! I didn't want this part to end and I just don't want to wait for part 4, but I know I have to. This book does end in a cliffhanger so beware. Also you must read this books in order to understand what is going on.I received a copy of this book for a honest review...

  • Madison Green
    2019-05-16 17:25

    This is a very short read with a lot of detail and while it's a great story in the making to me it just feels like a really long and detailed prologue. Which is why I gave it two stars but I plan to read the rest of the series and I've got a good feeling about them and the amount of stars they'll be rewarded from me. That said I love the main characters I've met so far and I feel like they have something in their personality that will connect with anyone who tries to read it which will make the book even better; but in my opinion if your going to read these books you really need to buy the whole series up front other wise it's just not going to meet your expectations on a drama or romance level. If you buy the whole series though I have a feeling it won't be a decision you regret, because I think these books are just gonna keep building on each other until we come to a heart wrenching climax a few romance and relationships to be remembered as well as an ending that will stick with you forever.

  • Jennifer's Reading
    2019-05-24 14:25

    In this book we meet Carly & Sierra, two young women in California that are having weird dreams. Little do they know, they are both having dreams about strong, powerful, dominating men that seem to rock their worlds via their dreams.Carly is a famous tattoo artist. However, she is ink free until these dreams. Carly decides to ink the bear paw print she keeps seeing in her dreams on her inner wrist. Turns out, only those that feel this "calling" can actually see the tattoo.Sierra is a young woman that works the front counter of the tattoo shop, and is a good friend of Carly's. She asks to have that same tattoo inked, but on her breast instead.These two amazing women make the decision to leave California and head in the direction and pull of their dreams. They wonder what is going to happen and where exactly they are going. Will they meet the men that they are supposed to be with? Will they be able to give into their feelings and desires?

  • Elizabeth/snoopypeach
    2019-04-28 15:43

    I really enjoyed this story and was upset I have to wait for the next installment. It's just the beginning of the story so you get a look at several characters that i'm sure will travel through the story. I'm not going to give blurb on the story because other reviewers have covered that. Here's my opinion of the book. The positive: I enjoyed the story line and what I've seen of the characters. I don't like cliff hangers but this story did it's job in making me want the next installment. I can only make two critiques:at the beginning I was so bogged down with every little detail in the descriptive writing that I lost focus on the characters and story line, BUT this improved as the story went along. The second is for the installments to be longer since this is the length of a short story or novella. All in all I enjoyed it and recommend this story! Looking forward to the next one! :)I received an ARC copy for an honest review

  • Racy
    2019-05-16 17:21

    Called by the Bear - Part 1 by V. Vaughn:Carly was this beautiful curvy woman. You can only wish she would see the beauty that others saw. she worked in this tattoo place where her ex worked. He was a really jerk but she did have a great friend that worked with her by the name of Sierra Steele.Carly Cutler who got this tattoo she saw in a dream found that her dreams became more intense after she got the tat. She kept dreaming of this guy that turned into a bear. She felt like this dream had meaning and she needed to listen to what it was saying. Sierra was having the same dream about the tat and had to have one too. She was having the same problems that Carly was having. After the tat the dreams became more intense. These girls decided to bark on this journey to find where their dreams would take them. They felt these men were calling to them. They never dreamed the girls they would met along the way. What destiny waits them?

  • Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
    2019-05-11 14:22

    This is the book that starts the series and I enjoyed it. I started reading the Tempted by the Bear serial (a continuation of this series) and am enjoying going to back to the beginning. I will say these books are best read in order as so much happens in each book this way you won't feel lost. Carly and Sierra are dreaming of mountains, babbling brooks and bears. Both women feel an inate pull to leave their jobs and move across country to be where their dreams are leading them. As they move toward their destiny, they meet a few others who are experiencing the same pull and encounter more signs pointing them in the right direction. I can't wait to read the rest of this series! This book can be found in the Alpha: Paranormal Shifter Romance Mulit-author box set as well as a special limited edition of Tempted by the Bear pt. 1, the complete Called by the Bear series is included. I received a copy of this manuscript from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
    2019-05-23 20:21

    So enjoyed this three book read. The women in the story came from all walks of life with nothing in common but having dreams about mean that shift into bears.Book 1 introduces you to Carly, Sierra, Annie, Brady and Keith. These will be pivotal characters throughout all of the books with Carly and Brady being the dual Alpha pair.Lets just say that when the Le Roux sent out the call for mates they had no idea what they would receive.All three books were entertaining and pretty well scripted for the most part. To be honest I craved more information on Sierra and Keith with the villain Victor in the background but know the stories are a build up around Carly and Brady did not detract from my overall enjoyment.This author has continued the books giving more information of the original and introducing new character in Volume 2 and 3 which I hope to read soon.