Tempted by Fate

By Kate Perry (Mass Market, 2010)
Willow Tarata is a Guardian who trusts no one. She hunts those who prey on the vulnerable. And she's driven by a vengeful goal-find the man who murdered her mother. Yet suddenly Willow's quarry now has her on the run . . . straight into the sights of San Francisco's most dangerous detective.

Three bizarre murders have Inspector Rick Ramirez baffled-and determined to uncover the truth. But to catch the real killer, he needs the help of his prime suspect, Willow Tarata, even though this fierce and sexy blonde is challenging his professional cool. And now, unless they believe in each other and trust their deepest instincts, a relentless evil will end both Willow's and Rick's life-and claim this Guardian's extraordinary powers forever . . .
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446564625

    • On Sale Date: 12/01/2010

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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Willow Tarata is a Guardian who trusts no one. She hunts those who prey on the vulnerable. And she's driven by a vengeful goal-find the man who murdered her mother. Yet suddenly Willow's quarry now has her on the run . . . straight into the sights of San Francisco's most dangerous detective.

Three bizarre murders have Inspector Rick Ramirez baffled-and determined to uncover the truth. But to catch the real killer, he needs the help of his prime suspect, Willow Tarata, even though this fierce and sexy blonde is challenging his professional cool. And now, unless they believe in each other and trust their deepest instincts, a relentless evil will end both Willow's and Rick's life-and claim this Guardian's extraordinary powers forever . . .

As a little girl, Kate dreamt of many things. Like becoming a ninja. Dressing up in black and carrying a big sword? Seemed like a no brainer.

However, Fate had other plans for her, and she studied Kung Fu San Soo instead. A Kung Fu Master, Kate now has more weapons than she ever imagined-including several swords.

She lives in San Francisco. Voted by her friends as the woman they'd most want to stroll with down a dark alley, Kate's as likely to be spotted at the opera as she is doing tai chi in Golden Gate Park. Usually wearing black-in both cases.

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  • "The book starts with a bang, the energy and excitement never let up and the sense of anticipation is keenly felt. Tempted by Fate has elements of paranormal, romantic suspense and urban fantasy all rolled into an exciting read with a heroine that is electrifying and fiercely independent." (Heart to Heart: The B&N Romance Blog).

  • "VERDICT Compelling, action-packed, and threaded through with relentless evil, smoldering sexuality, and dynamic magic, this story engages readers from the get-go and doesn't let them come up for air until the end. Latest in Perry's 'Guardians of Destiny' series, this title is complete in itself, though readers will enjoy the earlier books, as well." (Library Journal).

  • "Settle in, as the Guardians of Destiny are back for round three in Perry's exhilarating series. There is sadness and a dark loneliness to this heroine, which Perry shakes up by setting her on a collision course with a by-the-rules homicide investigator. Perry's storytelling skills just keep getting better and better!" (RT Book Reviews).

  • "TEMPTED BY FATE is a great addition to the Guardians of Destiny series and introduces us to many complex characters.  I encourage everyone who likes women who can take care of themselves with a little bit of Chinese magic thrown in to run out and get TEMPTED BY FATE.  You will definitely enjoy this story and its paranormal aspects that will rock your world." (Romance Reviews Today).

  • "Kate Perry's third book in the Guardians of Destiny Series, TEMPTED BY FATE, was a kick ass romance from beginning to end. Willow and Rick have great chemistry and the world Perry has created has shown the depth of each character in such a way that you know them better than some of your friends. This book rocked as a standalone but was even better after I went out and bought the first two books in the Guardian of Destiny Series. My only complaint is having to wait for the next book." (Freshfiction.com).

  • "Kate Perry does it again with her novel, Tempted by Fate, a book in The Guardians of Destiny Series, one that is sure to intrigue and captivate readers everywhere." (Singletitles.com).

  • "This is a good story of magical powers and otherworldly love, with darkly evil bad guys and hot good guys. Paranormal romance fans will love it." (Parkersburg News Sentinel ).

  • "The Guardians of Destiny urban romantic fantasy (see MARKED BY PASSION) is a fast-paced action thriller from the moment that Carrie questions why she is stealing the scrolls and never slows down as a mutual enemy craves what she took.  [It is] fun to watch Max's agony of falling in love with a person he considers a lowlife academic crook.  The return of the stars from the previous entry enhances an entertaining often amusing taut thriller." (Harriet Klausner, Harriet Klausner Reviews on CHOSEN BY DESIRE).

  • "Can't wait for the next in this series...simply great reading. Another winner by this amazing author." (Romance Reviews Magazine on CHOSEN BY DESIRE).

  • "Spellbinding, sensual, and full of nonstop entertainment, this read kept me on edge...Be prepared to fall into a world of ancient Chinese magic and smoldering guardians you won't wish to escape from anytime soon." (romancejunkiesreviews.com on CHOSEN BY DESIRE).

  • "This is exciting and simply terrific. Original and inventive...[the] story is so exceptional that it can only earn the top rating. Looking forward to the sequel!" (Romancereviews.com).

  • "A sexy hero and action packed . . I thoroughly enjoyed it!"

  • "Kate Perry has created a sexy world of kick-ass action! You'll want to immerse yourself in MARKED BY PASSION, the first in a thrilling new series, complete with a smoldering hero and the toughest, sassiest heroine around."

  • "Get ready to stay up late, Kate Perry has written a fabulous blend of urban fantasy and romance. MARKED BY PASSION is filled with unique mythology, exciting plot twists, and sizzling chemistry between its characters. I will be impatiently waiting for the next Guardians of Destiny novel."

  • "Kate Perry's Chosen by Desire kept me up all night and left me royally satisfied. I just wonder how she will out do herself on her next novel as this one blew me away. Chosen by Desire is now one of my favorite paranormal reads and Kate Perry is on my auto buy list. " (Night Owl Romance.com on CHOSEN BY DESIRE).

  • "The paranormal world feels real and the plot is action-packed and super-sexy." (www.bookpage.com on MARKED BY PASSION).

  • "The paranormal world feels real and the plot is action-packed and super-sexy in Kate Perry's Marked by Passion." (Bookpage on MARKED BY PASSION).

  • "Perry kicks off a first-person urban fantasy series, the Guardians of Destiny, by introducing readers to Gabrielle Sansouchi Chin. This is a great premise with an interesting but stubborn protagonist. Keep an eye out on this author and series." (Romantic Times BookReviews).

Product Details

Tempted by Fate
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 352
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446564625
  • On Sale Date: 12/01/2010
Tempted by Fate