Posts Tagged With: Shifter Week

Book Review: Reawakening by Amy Rae Durreson

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Reawakening
Author: Amy Rae Durreson
Series: Reawakening #1
Heroes: Tarn & Gard
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 260 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 17, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: For a thousand years, since their defeat of the Shadow at Eyr, the dragons have slept under the mountains. Now their king, Tarnamell, has woken. Driven mad by loneliness, he hurls himself south until he finds and tries to claim the Alagard Desert. Unfortunately, the desert already has a guardian spirit, and he doesn’t want to share. Amused by the cocky little desert spirit, Tarn retreats, planning to return in human form.

When his caravan enters the desert, however, Alagard is missing. Rumors fly of a dark power, and soon Tarn’s caravan encounters the living dead and an amnesiac mage called Gard.

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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shifter Week Review: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

Reviewed by Heather C

night broken_front mech.inddTitle: Night Broken
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson Series #8
Heroine: Mercy Thompson
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: March 11, 2014
Available at: Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart. Continue reading

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2014, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shifter Week Review: The Wolf and His Diva by Chris T. Kat

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: The Wolf and His Diva
Author: Chris T. Kat
Heroes: George & Billy
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Length: 216 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 12, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: George Owens is comfortable with his life just the way it is. A wolf- and fox-shifter, George leads a reclusive lifestyle with his energetic and diva-ish mate Billy, a fox- and squirrel-shifter.

George has no desire to take over leadership of the pack, despite his father’s wishes. Edward Owens is feeling his age and wants to make sure the pack is in good hands should he not be able to win his next challenge. However, George is adamant that he wants no part of it.

But events rock George from his complacency, and he realizes he has to take a stand and fight for what he cares about. If he remains in the past and cannot change in order to do what he must, he risks losing everything he loves. Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shifter Week Review: Crow and Crown by Sam C. Leonhard

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Crow and Crown
Author: Sam C. Leonhard
Series: Crow and Firefly #2
Heroes: Ari & Dagur
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 84 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 22, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Four years after Ari and Dagur’s forced marriage, not many know the man at the future king’s side. Dagur, the king’s nephew, is convinced secrecy is necessary for Ari’s safety. Ari, on the other hand, doesn’t mind that not many know of his existence, let alone what he looks like. But one day, everything changes. The king dies and Dagur is called to court—alone. When he’s attacked on the way, it’s up to Ari to find out who the enemy is. And if that’s not enough, he also has to figure out who wants the king dead, deal with a wayward healer, and find a missing fiancé.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shifter Week Review: Tiger Tiger by Rachel Wilder & A. Catherine Noon

Reviewed by JustJen

Title:  Tiger Tiger
Author: Rachel Wilder, A. Catherine Noon
Series: Chicagoland Shifters #2
Heroes: Sasha/Neil/Steve/Carlos
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 276 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date:  July 23, 2013
Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: When you grab a tiger by the tail, sometimes he bites back.

Veterinary trauma surgeon and animal empath Sasha Soskoff has found everything he ever wanted with his new partners Neal, Steve and Carlos. Life feels as safe and secure as it can be among a group of ex-Marine tiger shifters. Until a homeless man is found, gruesomely mauled and murdered, near Neal’s BDSM club.

When it’s determined a rogue tiger did the deed, the jaguars’ accusing eyes turn toward Sasha’s lovers. The precarious balance of peace tips dangerously toward war.

Neal knows damned well none of his tigers committed the crime. Someone must be in Chicago without his knowledge or permission, and they’d better find him fast before uncertainty and conflict rip the tight-knit band apart from the inside.

As Sasha struggles to heal the stress fractures forming among his tiger family, he begins to wonder if his dreams of a home, and love, were too good to be true. And it’s precisely that moment the killer strikes at the heart of the tiger clan—Sasha himself.

Product Warnings:
This continuing story contains more hot man-on-man and men-on-more-men ménage action than you can shake a cat at. Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2013, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shifter Week Review: Brian’s Mate by Hollis Shiloh

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Brian’s Mate
Author: Hollis Shiloh
Heroes: Brian & Luke
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 158 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 5, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press
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Blurb: Brian is the alpha of the least impressive pack of wolves at the whole Moon Ceremony. When a human is discovered uninvited in their midst, he bonds with the man to save his life.

Luke doesn’t know about all this wolf stuff, but he’s starting to develop feelings for the gentle man who rescued him. Both Brian and Luke expect to quietly dissolve the bond later. But feelings intervene, and some bonds are not so easy to cast aside.

Building a life together as alphas will take love and hard work—especially when new wolves keep inviting themselves into their lives. Continue reading

Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shifter Week Review: Burning Bright by Rachel Wilder & A. Catherine Noon

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Burning Bright
Author: Rachel Wilder & A. Catherine Noon
Series: Chicagoland Shifters #1
Heroes: Sasha Soskoff and Neal Harrison
Genre: M/M/M/M Paranormal
Length: 266 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Sasha Soskoff has two reasons for moving to Chicago: secure a tenured position in veterinary research medicine, and widen his horizons. After a night at the city s hottest new club, though, a wrong turn down a dark alley narrows his focus to surviving three muggers. As consciousness fades, he catches a glimpse of his rescuer, whose mere appearance is enough to chase the attackers off.

Neal Harrison doesn t often have to call on his skills as an ex-Marine to maintain control at his club. But with Sasha, he can t seem to keep his hands to himself. Yet there s danger in allowing any close relationships, particularly with a naive young newcomer. The safety of his business depends on the iron-clad secret he and his ex-Marine buddies all hide.

While Neal seems happy to satisfy Sasha s insatiable curiosity about the erotic scenes played out in the club s private rooms, Sasha senses his new lover is holding something back.

When the truth claws its way out amid a night of tribal blood and violence, Neal discovers his lover has a secret of his own. And that the forces arrayed against them all could make a mugging look like a walk in the park

Warning: Contains explicit, adult situations: male on male, more males on several more males, no-holds-barred erotic scenes, no-claws-barred violence, and love forged in the heat of desire Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2011, Susan65's Reviews, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Shifter Week Review: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Murder of Crows
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #2
Heroine/Hero: Meg Corbyn & Simon Wolfgard
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Roc
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Available at: PenguinAmazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb:After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader—wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all. Continue reading

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shifter Week Review: Full Moon Lockdown by Jackie Nacht

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Full Moon Lockdown
Author: Jackie Nacht
Series: Moon Compound #1
Heroes: Colin & Sloan
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Length: 94 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: August 4, 2013 (approx.)
Available at: Extasy Books, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Can surviving the horrors of the night lead Colin to find the one that was meant to love him and bring him back to the light?

Colin Brantford is an Omega wolf. When his pack is destroyed by hellhounds, he and his brother are transported to Moon Compound. There, Colin must enter into a world where all wolf shifters are sent to learn to shift. Two years prematurely.

Sloan Atwater has been at the compound for three years and still has no control of his wolf. That is until he spots Colin, making Sloan crave the slightest touch. Will he be able to claim Colin for his own? And when Colin needs Sloan, will he be able to control his wolf? Continue reading

Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

March Theme Week, Poll + Other Stuff

It is that time again! Another Theme Week is here and so, this week of March, we deem…. Shifter Week! Woohoo!

Nikyta is excited! The other girls?? Not so much lol. Still, we have a lot of exciting shifter stories on the roster for this week. Some novels, some novellas. Some wolves, some mythical shifters. Some… well, you get the hint!

So, we hope you enjoy them! As always, we’ll still be reviewing non-shifter stories so don’t think to disappear on us just yet!

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While you’re here, you can help us out a little on picking the book Heather C will be challenged to read for April’s Challenge Week.

The rules are simple. The four of us have already suggested one book each for this poll. You, the viewer, just needs to vote for one book to be the winner. Whichever book has the most votes will be the one Heather will have to read in April.

Which one will you choose? (Click the covers to see the blurbs.)

     
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HalestormAnd one last thing. Today is the last day to enter the giveaway for a chance to win an ebook copy of Halestorm by Mathew Ortiz!

The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST TONIGHT so don’t forget to go to the giveaway post and comment with your email address to be put into the drawing.

Winner will be picked after the giveaway closes and announced tomorrow morning (Monday, March 10, 2014).

So, don’t forget to sign up!

And good luck!

 

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