Mates Collection

In Your Eyes

In Your Eyes

Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society's rules to realize they are destined for one another.

Word Count: 60,875

To Touch You

To Touch You

“His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.”

Word Count: 66,181

Until Forever Comes

Until Forever Comes

A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes.

Word Count: 60,702

Wake Me Up Inside

Wake Me Up Inside

A powerful Alpha wolf shifter and a strong-willed human overcome traditions ingrained over generations and uncover long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny as true mates.

Word Count: 74,755

Destined for each other, true mates find love despite the odds.

These books are linked by theme or world. They are independent and can be read in any order.

My FB Group's Recommendations



I was a wee bit concerned that this book might be too similar to Ethan and Miguel's story, but there was no reason for me to worry. Yorry and Sal are a force unto themselves and the Fates certainly knew what they were doing pairing them together. It may have taken twenty years from the first time they met but, in the end, a more perfect mating couldn't have occurred. Loved this book and it just reaffirms my belief that Cardeno C. is intensely talented.

Rainbow Book Reviews

To Touch You is the fourth book in the series and although it runs partly parallel with the third book (In Your Eyes), it can absolutely be enjoyed as a standalone. If you are a fan of this series you will not be disappointed as all three couples from the previous books are present and have great scenes together. If you are new, like me, you will have fun getting to know everyone and learning about life in CC’s shifter/vampire universe.

Love Bytes

Strong Enough held the meaning of life~ who one falls in love with can’t always be helped, a family should always be on your side, and but if there is strength of will and character, love will be found. Cardeno C. wrote strength in Emilio and Spencer and happiness prevailed.

Sexy Erotic Xciting

A very unusual pairing in the shifter genre and I soon learned that the two authors happily left behind any shifter cliche I could think of :) The hawk alpha may be strong, but he's also small like avian shifters in this book tend to be. He is also a control freak, who craves to release the control in bed. The bear shifter is even stronger and dominant in his human form when he is in bed with his lover, but he is usually completely tame and couldn't hurt a fly as it seems. He's even a vegetarian (like me – yay!) and it makes for very striking oppositions between the characters! …I loved that they aren't just opposites, they complete each other and there was a lot of chemistry from the very first time they met… One of my favorite aspects was the different take on bonds. Well, let's say the different perspective one of the MCs had. Insta-love is usually not my cuppa, so I applauded him for not letting fate determine his destiny but for wanting to take destiny into his own hand and make his own decisions… The animal halves seemed to be a big part of the characters and I loved the mythology of this world and the heartbreaking backstory of one of the MCs. I also really enjoyed the secondary characters in this town and it was fun to watch the characters interact ;) … I can really recommend this book. Try something that's…

Rainbow Gold Reviews

There are so many words that I would like to utter but they mainly consist of Ohhhh Ahhhh sweet and cute, and *sigh* soooo romantic. We are given a true treat with this wonderful holiday story that shows the despair of a young man who feels he doesn't have anything to cling to. It then takes us on a journey to a possible future that he would miss out on and then we are treated to a sweet ending when the course of the future is changed with Shiloh's knowledge and his actions. The love that is discovered first in the future and then in the present is incredibly sweet but also passionate, a meeting of soul mates who are meant to be whether in the future or in the present..... Ah, there are so many wonderful and bittersweet moments in this story .... I recommend this to those who love stories of a love that was meant to be, incredible characters, a story that draws out your emotions with ease and a story that brings family together.

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