Category Archives: Part of a Series

#WOTR – #Review – Sterling (Black Mountain Pack Book 3) by Miranda Lynn


Sterling (Black Mountain Pack Book 3)

Feeling the need for a change, fox-shifter, Sterling accepts a mission in Texas to help a struggling pack’s club. The situation is worse than they thought when they arrive but when Sterling meets Reana he know he’s found he’s been given a second chance to have a mate . Too bad she doesn’t want one.

Reana is one of the few in her pack not effected by the black magic affecting them. When Sterling came to town, she thought he’d be the answer to their problems with the Resistance. She wasn’t expecting a possessive mate ready to settle down just when she’s ready to take off.

Time is running out and Sterling needs Reana’s help to save the pack before they’re forever trapped in this web of magic wreaking havoc on all their lives. But Reana isn’t sure she can accept fate and her mate, just as she’s ready to leave pack life behind for a life of solitude. Will Sterling change her mind and get his second chance? Or will Reana’s strong will keep them both from the happiness they deserve?




Yaaasssss! Love this!!!! I thoroughly enjoy the Black Mountain Pack series. Each book centers on a different shifter and Sterling got his shot! I love me some Sterling! One of the biggest things about his past is that he had a mate and she died. He is sort of in a slump with everything that has been going on with the pack and decides to take on a mission that takes him from his home and pack. Something is shady in another pack and there is a resistance that doesn’t want shifters mixing in packs. He and his crew go to infiltrate. Here is where we meet Rea. She is a waitress at a club but this club has got some serious restrictions. Low and behold she is a fox too!!!! And these two foxes want, no, they need each other. While Sterling and his group are in the middle of the turmoil of trying to find out what the issues are with this pack, Sterling is having a hard time keeping his mind off of Rea. Rea has had it ingrained in her that she can’t have a mate because leaving her pack will mean certain death. She tries and tries to maintain herself around Sterling but neither can help the undeniable pull. While they are orchestrating a strategy to take this shady pack down they have a budding relationship that is incredible to witness. The snarkiness that Miranda Lynn brings to the story along with all the action, and let us not forget the sexy time, really makes this story come to life. They are normal people who happen to be shifters. And they become the shifters that we love! Sterling is one of my favorites yet and I am looking forward to meeting the new members of the pack. Bravo, bring on the next one!




Miranda Lynn

Mother to two boys, 3 four legged babies, and wife to a loving husband who doesn’t mind the extra voices in her head. Miranda grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois, but calls Portland, TN home now. She is an avid reader, coffee addict, and loves her day job working at the local public library. Though her true passion is in creating her own worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.

Twitter: @MirandaLynnBks

#Review #Shifter The Blackstone Bear (Blackstone Mountain 3) by Alicia Montgomery

Ben Walker’s bear is out of control and he can’t let anyone know, not even his family and closest friends. The darkness inside is threatening to consume him, but when he meets Penny, he knows she’s the one: his mate, the one who can calm his bear. And for once in his life, he feels he has a bright future ahead.

Even though she’s human, Blackstone has become a sanctuary for Penny Bennet. It’s the place where she could start over and escape the scorn of the people from her past. When Ben suddenly declares she’s the one his bear chose, she’s not sure if she believes him. After all, why would he want to be with the girl from the wrong side of the tracks?

When an unknown threat puts his family in danger, Ben must take the lead to protect everyone and everything he holds dear. But, can he also convince Penny she’s his forever mate, before it’s too late?

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book

Holy bearded brooding bear!!!
Ben is the Lennox’s cousin, he is a bear shifter, and works at the mines with his cousins.
I love a brooding bearded man and that he is a bear shifter just makes it all the more awesome.
Penny is a new waitress at the bar in town called The Den. She had moved back into the area to take care of her dying dad and now that he has passed she has to stay until she builds her funds back up before she can return to Texas. She is a shy girl and has thought that Ben was hot since they bumped into each of their at his cousin’s bachelor party at the bar, but he has no clue she’s around. Until he gets a whiff of her, then he and his bear notice her as their mate.
In this story Montgomery gives us a man who is sure that his other side is a monster and a woman that can calm that monster, that man taking the time to woo that woman (not just take her and mate her), another Lennox wedding, and some crazy a** relatives.
I love Montgomery’s shifters, she always leaves me wanting more.



Alicia Montgomery has always dreamed of becoming a romance novel writer. She started writing down her stories in now long-forgotten diaries and notebooks, never thinking that her dream would come true. After taking the well-worn path to a stable career, she is now plunging into the world of self-publishing.

Sexy shifters, billionaires, alpha males, and of course, strong, sexy female characters are her favorite to write. Alicia is a wanderer, along with her husband, they travel the world and have lived in various spots all over the world.


#WOTR – #Review – Shifter’s Pride (Spirit Walker’s Saga Thrillers Book 2) by Laura Hawks


Shifter's Pride (Spirit Walker's Saga Thrillers Book 2)


Detectives Shaw and Shade are more than your average crime solvers; they are Spirit Walkers.

When they catch a gruesome murder, they’re able to discern the killer has been active since the end of WW2 and the number of killings seem to be increasing in frequency.

They have one lead – Feather Woods – who appears to have known each of the victims. Is she being stalked or is she the culprit?

The detectives race to find out before Shade becomes the next victim.




This is a supernatural shifter thriller with some great history. This is book two in the saga but can be read as a standalone. I did not read the first but am incredibly intrigued to do so. At the very beginning we get some of the gruesome. There has been a murder and it was one of Feather’s best friends. Then another murder and it seems to be linked with Feather again. The detectives that interview her are shifters as well and know more of the history of Feather along with her brother, Raine. Ren, the lead detective, knows Feather from the 1800’s and soon Feather is reminded of who he is. Ren instantly wants to help Feather but his partner, Apple Shade, thinks Feather is the reason for the murders. This story goes back and forth between the 1800’s, WW2 and the present. There have been multiple murders over the past years that fit the same as these current murders. Now they are delving deep into the past to try and find the serial killer. While they are all investigating they find that they are all in danger. While they are leaning on each other some major feeling develop and then we get some sweet sexy time (wags eyebrows). But the way that this entire story unfolds, along with the back and forth from past and present, really keeps you on your toes. There are many twists and turns but at the risk of giving spoilers I am recommending this to everyone. It is very interesting and intriguing. This is a first for me from Laura Hawks but won’t be the last!




Laura Hawks

Ms. Hawks has always been interested in writing in some form or other. A few years back, she was involved with and then ran a Star Trek Interactive Writing Group which was successful for a number of years. Yes, she is a trekker and proud of it.

A few years back, she received her Master’s Degree in Ancient Civilizations, Native American History and United States History.

It was at this time she got involved in role playing on FaceBook, which gave her ample opportunities to grow and hone her writing ability.

Today she has several books out, including the Demon Trilogy, a couple of stand alone’s and a non-fiction souvenir book on the Balconies of New Orleans. She recently wrote a Suspense/Thriller which is her second non-paranormal book.

She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her three companions, all males… cats. She travels as much as she can to various Author/Reader conventions and loves to meet established fans and make new ones, some of which she considers friends more than fans. Check out her FB page to see where she is going next.. maybe you can join her.

#WOTR – #REVIEW – Legend of the Raven (The Union Series 2) by Shawn Reilly


Legend of the Raven (The Union Series #2)


When Elle Ison finally flees from a five-year abusive relationship, she finds that freedom is still just beyond her grasp. She has no place to run, no money and no options.
That is until a band of mysterious, good-looking heroes come to her rescue, sweeping Elle up into the world of ani-shifts, humans with the ability to shift into animal form. Elle becomes mesmerized by the magic of their world—one she believed only existed in her imagination—and the mystery surrounding the Lake family. Especially the intimidating Asher Lake who is charged with leading the secret organization of shifters known as the Union, and the protégés left in his care.
Elle is lost and lonely—and wants nothing more than to be part of a real family, even one as broken and dysfunctional as the Lakes. But if Elle chooses to stay, she must bind herself all over again—this time by archival laws which dictate that she make a commitment to a man who has vowed never to fall in love. For Elle, this means forfeiting the one dream she has never realized.
Elle must weigh her options: should she give in and relinquish her right to dream of love…or will she leave the safety of Lake Manor behind, along with the family she has come to care for—and never look back.




The fates are at it again…or is it destiny?

“It’s hard living with the things I can’t change. I don’t want to see guilt and regret staring back at me in the mirror every day of my life.” Being afraid to live, to really live is, is a common theme in the Lake household. If you are reading this I hope that you have read Call of the Raven as the Legend of the Raven picks up right where we left off.

After the intense ending of the first book we are brought right into the madness that makes up the Lakes. We get to really get to know the Lakes and the protégés. Each one has their quirks and differences. Elle, however, is taking things in stride. She has more or less been given an ultimatum. It’s one that keeps her safe and taken care of for her entire life. But there is a contract involved between her and Asher. I am not one for giving spoilers but we are met with a tragic event at the beginning and this has all of them on edge. As time goes on we really, REALLY, get to know the characters and learn much more of the Union and Council. Plus we get to get inside Asher’s head! (swoon) Asher is the keeper who vowed to never love and not to fall in love so that he doesn’t get called by the raven to his certain death. Elle being in the picture now has changed everything. Asher is breaking. Elle is getting comfortable. And they are all coming together as a family. With Grant’s daughter in the home with them it seems that Grant has been visiting her. Now on the hunt for Mary’s mom and any clue on what Grant was doing to try and break the curse everyone has been on high alert. With the Gothi around, the Blackbirds, and traitor lurking around things get really intense.

One of my favorite things about the series so far is that this shifter story is not the same as any others I have read. They are ani-shifts that are normal people but with different laws and some pretty cool abilities. The world building is amazing and the characters….well the characters you fall in love with. Each one has their own quirks and issues. We all can relate or know someone that is similar to each and every one of them. The intensity with the twists and turns make this a page turner. I couldn’t wait to see what happened and have already started book 3. I am hooked!!!




Shawn Reilly

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When it seemed like I was only an F away from flunking out of the sixth grade, a retired schoolteacher took me under her wing. After some tutoring and testing, she informed my parents that the reason I was having trouble in school wasn’t that I was dumb but instead dyslexic. When my stepfather heard this, he decided to take me to a used bookstore with the belief that the best way to improve my reading skills was to read. Some of the books were hard to get through at first, but with his encouragement, I refused to give up. We made many trips to that bookstore, and I especially loved the science fiction and fantasy sections. Then one day, after complaining about the ending of a particular book, my stepfather told me that if I didn’t like the books that I had been reading, then to write one myself—so I did.

My first attempt resulted in a horribly written western when I was fourteen, staring a cocky gun-slinging cowboy by the name Curt Calhoun. Curt along with his seven brothers, who all shared C names in common, may never have seen the pages of a book, but that was the day I started writing, and never stopped.

Shawn Reilly lives in Mt. Comfort Indiana. She has three beautiful and talented daughters, one very loving and supportive husband, and an overweight American Pitt Bull Terrier named Noah. When she’s not writing she’s spending time with her family, boating and fishing, and attending signings. She is the author of The Union series and The Children of the Alliance Trilogy. She supports those with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and animal rescue.


#WOTR18 #TwinsieForTheDayJordan – Rude, Kings Harlots #3 by JM Walker


“An unexpected evil brings both the MC and Military world together in this brand new series by J.M. Walker”

His past haunts him.
Broken and destroyed, keep him silent and withdrawn.
Vice-One is the family he had always needed but it isn’t enough. Shadows of a nightmare threaten to take back the control he craves until Brogan Tapp unknowingly puts him in his rightful place.

She pretends to be happy.
Smile. Laugh. Repeat.
Going through the emotions of everyday life when really, she’s a scared little girl on the inside.
She tries hard to be what society considers as normal when Coby Porter helps her embrace the darkness within. He shows her it’s okay to be different.

Their souls collide, giving them the comfort they need when an unknown source takes pleasure in trying to rip them apart.


What appears to be a possibly volatile relationship seems to work perfectly for these two who are both rough and protective. Brogan and Coby are the protectors of their friends and when one is in trouble they try to take the hits to protect those surrounding them. As they try desperately to avoid their feelings towards one another, it becomes undeniable! The lengths that Coby goes through to protect Brogan from the enemy are just proof of the feelings they share for one another. I’ve been pulling for these two from the beginning of the series. They always seemed like a fit. Coby is the strong silent type always in the background and Brogan is a feisty little thing who will kill anyone trying to hurt her sisters. I loved the way that they finally found each other!


J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

#NewRelease #Paranormal #Shifters #Review – Bam’s Ever, Avaleigh’s Boys Book 5 by Sanda Neeley

Bam's Ever (Avaleigh's Boys #5)

Bramley, Bam, as he’s known to his friends and family is a Bear shifter. He’s also a healer. He senses things about others and the world around him, but he can’t get a sense of what’s right for himself. He’s always known he wasn’t enough for a Mate. And he’d accepted it; until her. The female that would have been his Mate, had he been born worthy of one. And didn’t fate just love to jerk him around? It wasn’t enough that he couldn’t have her. She had to be placed right in front of his eyes where he had to interact with her and watch her find the male she was truly destined for. But it’s okay; he’ll watch over her, protect her, and love her enough to let her go when she finds her male. Only now, after pushing her away repeatedly so she’d find her true One, she’s missing. And he’ll be damned if he will allow her to stay missing; her male should have protected her better. He’s gonna find her, he’s gonna bring her home, and whether he’s worthy or not, he’s making her his! If he survives, that is…

Everly grew up forced to submit, used by the Fox skulk she was born into and especially by its heir apparent. It’s just the way of the world she lived in, but she’s always wanted more, wanted better. A chance encounter when she was young introduced her to a new friend and a whole new world of possibilities. Thanks to her friend and her friend’s brother, she learns to stand on her own, defend herself, and she refuses to settle for less than she knows she deserves. Then she meets him, her Mate. But he won’t have her, no matter how hard she tries. Until one night they finally connect. Just when she thinks it’s all going to be okay, her world comes to a screeching halt when he rejects her a final time, telling her to go to a male that means nothing to her. She runs away from her home, her friends, everything, as she searches for solace. There’s only one thing that could bring her back, her Mate. And now he needs her; his very survival depends on her. She’s going after him, and after she saves him, she’ll walk away if he still doesn’t want her. Now she only has to hope that she’s strong enough to save him, ‘cause she’s going in alone.

Edmond is Alpha of the local Fox skulk. He believes he’s entitled by birth and is cruel by nature. He was humiliated by Everly years ago and has fixated on her ever since. He’s managed to make her life a living hell. As far as he’s concerned, she’s his property to do with as he desires, and he plans to keep it that way. But there’s a chink in his plan; there’s a big Bear shifter hanging around lately, and Everly thinks the Bear is her Mate. Edmond is livid; the Bear not only interfered with his afternoon plans of a little fun with Everly, but he and his Wolf friend injured both Edmond and Edmond’s little brother. Any fool knows what that means; the Bear has to die, a slow and painful death at that. And Everly? She’s going to suffer for causing Edmond so much trouble. Neither one will ever know what hit them.

This is the fifth book in the Avaleigh’s Boys Series. This series follows a group of shifters who make their home in the backwoods and bayous of South Louisiana. Their clan consists of a mix-matched group of five shifters who depend on one another and are loyal to no end. These are their stories.

Warning: Intended for mature audiences. These stories contain hot bear, dragon, wolf and lion shifters. They like to cuss, fight and love their women. This book contains explicit love scenes, lots of use of the “F” word (among others), some violence, and possibly some abuse both real and inferred that may be disturbing for some readers.


I purchased this book

Oh BAM!! You did not disappoint me… made me want to kick you in the bear butt but disappoint me NEVER!!

If you are a fan of the series, like me, you have been dying for this book. You have been waiting for our sweet, sensitive bear to find love right?? Well Find love he did and push it away he did too. Bramley is convinced he is not to be loved by a mate. He thinks that since he can’t see his intended in the golden auras like he does the other mates, he isn’t deserving of one. Friends, the heartbreak and anguish he feels about his Ever…His Everly…can be felt through the pages. I was in full tears in chapter 4 seeing him push away his mate out of his sense of doing the right thing for her. But can I say a mad Bramley is something to behold….lets not get started on an angry Everly either!!!

Everly is over the moon at finding her mate and then destroyed when he pushes her away. She thinks its because of her past that is thrown in his face. She doesn’t know the broken male she is intended for. Her past clan come back and cause A LOT of trouble for our couple but the love they have for one another will not be stopped even if Bam and Ever are not in a good place.

The other characters of the story do an amazing job of helping our favorite bear figure love out. Bane being his brother’s rock, Avaleigh being the mother he never had, and Maverick being the guy to give him THAT shove he needed when he needed it. But friends, Delilah made my heart!! This woman has come so far and so fast in understanding pack love and acceptance. To see all she does for the family made my heart so happy for Kaid too.

Their are two set ups for future books…..Vince or Riley?? Gosh I am not sure who I want more!!!

The epilogue made my heart so happy. To see the HEA again for all the couples was amazing. I would have loved a few more chapters for Bane but that is just me because he is my favorite in the series!!!

Sandra R Neeley is a 50-ish Mom, Nana, Wife and Author who masquerades by day as an Administrative Assistant and Manager. She is pretty much a home body who lives in the Southern United States with her husband, kids and a menagerie of animals. She has lived for most of her live with various and sundry characters running around in her head thankfully (and sometimes not so thankfully) distracting her from the standards of day to day life. They finally got so loud that with much encouragement from her husband and her mother, she decided to give them a voice.

#ReleaseDay #AntiHero #Review – PowerChain, Power House Book #1 by Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele

PowerHouse (Power Chain Book 1)

No one denies me. Especially her.

She dismissed me.
That was her first mistake.
She thought I was a nice guy.
That was her second.
She had hope.
That was the final straw.
I am Onyx Blake.
I’m a powerhouse in an ugly underworld only found in her nightmares.
She’s going to learn quickly, I’m not the man to let anything go …
Including her.

Authors Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele team up to push beyond the boundaries, crossing a line into a deep, dangerous, and forbidden world. One where no one escapes, even if they beg to.

This is the Power Chain Series – a four book series of interconnected stand-alone romances.
Series reading order:
Power Chain
Power Player


I received this book from the authors for an honest review.

What the actual EFF did I read??  OMG these ladies totally blew me away.  I love a good anti-hero book thanks to Ryan introducing me to the genre a few years ago.  She grabbed me, shook me and said “Woman you need to read THIS BOOK!!”  So yeah, I was excited to see her and my Sister Wife team up to write one too.

First up, Dane….
I am just sayin’ (AND I told CC), I am all over him like White on Rice ladies so yeah don’t even think about it.  I am straight up warning you away NOW.  I am super claimy with my book husbands.

Ok back to Onxy….there is absolutely no reason why I should but I love the hell outta him.  As CC told me…He is a dick but a dick with a heart 😊  #NiceTagLine

Onxy is everything you need to say away from.  He does illegal business but it’s also kinda good illegal business so that makes it ok…..Yeah total stockholmed with him I tell ya.  Torryn AKA Collateral is just that…..she was in the wrong place and the wrong time with the wrong people.  She is forced and then agrees to stay to help her sister.  I mean when you find out why she openly agrees to say with her kidnapper, you would stay too.

I can’t begin to get into the plot because that would spoil EVERYTHING for you and trust me, YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCE IT.  Onxy and Torryn are a hell of a couple.  They both push and pull.  They both love and love hard.  They both are loyal to those they love and they both are lost with out the other.

The plot is insane and once you think you know it all, it gets a whole new level of insane.  Then you think ok its all good, I got this and then BOOM more crazy.  This book was not one you could put down.  Be ready to sit and read, read, read each and every page like I did.  After I was like WHOOOOOAAAA and then I immediately messaged CC to say WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME!!!!!!!

USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.


Ryan Michele found her passion in bringing fictional characters to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible, and she has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.

She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and other romance-based genres. Whether it’s bikers, wolf-shifters, mafia, etc., Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.

When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.

#WOTR18 #Review #Paranormal – Blood Bound (Blood Bound #1) by Traci Douglass

Blood Bound (Blood Ravagers, #1)

Anna Frost had a bad feeling when her twin sister, Liz, told her she’d run off with a member of the notorious Otherworld biker gang, the Blood Ravagers. And her unease skyrockets when her sister subsequently vanishes. The police have no authority and little interest, so Anna decides to take matters into her own hands by infiltrating the group to discover for herself what happened to Liz, where she meets….

Dante, half demon, half human. A mix of two worlds, accepted by neither, he’s had no choice but to learn the hard way how to play whatever side of the fence kept him alive during his nearly 500 years of existence. Now, as second-in-command of the Blood Ravagers biker gang, his survival depends on keeping his humanity a secret. Dante’s ultimate goal is to fulfill the vows he made over two centuries ago to create a world where half-breeds can live in safety and equality.

But when sheltered schoolteacher Anna finds unexpected, white-hot passion in the arms of Dante, will her quest for the truth cost him more than he ever bargained for? Or will they find a way to save Liz – and their love – together?



I received this book from the author for an honest review.

When the author approached me to read the book all she has to say was Paranormal and I was on board.  Yep I kinda like paranormal.  Anyway, I really had no idea what the book was about until I read the blurb that said demons, shifters, vampires who all hang at a bar and are in motorcycle gang…Uhm double and triple check right there.  Throw in they are 1%ers annnnd my heart is going wild.

This book is about Anna who is looking for her sister Liz.  Liz is the wild and crazy twin while Anna is the school teacher, responsible one.  She walks into Seven, the bar of the biker gang, and her entire world changes.  She meets Dante who is a lot more than JUST a human.

Dante is floored at this woman.  She is sassy, feisty and the other half to what he needs to save his people from the evil he is currently working with.  Don’t get me wrong, Dante is no angel, but he is trying to do right and fix some of the bad in the world.  He is also looking to make a safe haven for otherworlders like himself who have no place to go.

Anna and Dante had some steamy hawt sexy time for sure. Seems our Anna is a but of a masochist which our pain demon, Dante, is quite happy to help out *Wink wink*  The final conflict of the story will leave you super emotional because of the struggle our characters have to go through to stop the evil.

I enjoyed the book a lot and totally wanna read book 2 like ASAP.

Thrilling Tales of Suspense, Fantasy, and Happily Ever Afters…

USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Douglass writes fiction bursting with romance and action, usually mixed with a healthy portion of fantasy, urban edge and/or snark. Her stories feature sizzling heroes with quick wits and dark pasts and smart, independent heroines who always give as good as they get.


#NewRelease #Review #Shifter Eternal Mourning (Talon Pack #7) by Carrie Ann Ryan

In the seventh book of the Talon Pack series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, a Healer is forced to come to grips with the idea that he can’t save everyone…including the woman he loves.

Walker Brentwood vowed to the moon goddess that he’d protect his Pack and Heal with every last ounce of his power. He’s watched his siblings and cousin battle the worst circumstances to find love and is now afraid that the one woman who could be his might not have much time left. The rules of mating have changed, and Walker will do what he has to in order to protect the bonds that have eluded him for so long.

Aimee Reagan knows there’s something wrong with her. She’s known since the first time she found out shifters were real and magic existed. When the Talon Pack’s enemy sets his sights on her, her battle to survive becomes even harder.

Walker and Aimee must turn to each other when the powers around them change and the paths that had been laid before them are no longer clear. But when their passion threatens a curse far older than anyone dreamed, they’ll only have one chance to save something worth more than a mating bond. Their future.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book

I swear this poor pack can’t catch a break they always are fighting against something, whether it be tyranny in their own pack, anti shifter groups, and now a power hungry alpha of another pack.
The fighting however is what makes them strong and the fighting with a mate at their side has made that mated pair even stronger, this time it’s the Healer and the human fight side by side.
Walker is the Talon pack’s healer and since the pack’s magic has made the mating bonds all wonky, he has made it his mission to try and find a way to fix it.
Aimee is a human that had no clue that shifters excited until the unveiling and that her friend was one until she shifter in front of her eyes. These two are thrown together because her friend has mated into his family, but they are also attracted to each other.
Walker doesn’t know if his attracted to her because she could be a possible mate or because he is. For Aimee the attraction is real, but since she is dying, and no one can figure out why, she is trying to stay away.
Can I just say, Wow! Know what all this pack has gone through and what they are going through in this book is crazy!!!!
Aimee is one hella of a strong woman to be at death’s door and still fight the way she is and Walker is with her every step of the way. I love how he is trying to find a way to save her even though the human’s can’t find out what is wrong with her and still trying to find a way to correct the wonky mating bonds.
When these guys finally stop fighting their attraction and come together it’s magic, maybe even healing too.
Ryan has done a awesome job writing a nail biting shifter story full of action and love once again and I can’t wait for the the story from the Talon Pack.



Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.


#WOTR18 #review #Paranormal #Shifters #Erotica – His to Bear (The Holloways #1) by Lacey Thorn

His to Bear (The Holloways, Book One)

When a marine and a shifter-on-the-run collide, beware! Sparks will fly. This human isn’t all to sure of the mating and the bear… Well, bears will be bears and she wants him NOW!

Jaeda is all alone, desperate to find safety, and there’s only one place she can go. She’ll have to run for the Holloway land and hope they’ll help her and not force her into a mating she doesn’t want. With hunters hot on her tail, she isn’t sure she’ll make it. Until something carries to her across the breeze, and she meets the bluest eyes she’s ever seen.

Holt never planned to stay with the Holloways. He was only there to offer temporary help. Then a dream ran to him and threw herself into his arms. Her fear was palpable, and when she begged him to protect her, he knew he wasn’t leaving.

He’d protect her, see to all her needs, and keep her right by his side. From the moment she sought his help, she became his to bear.



I purchased this book.

Oh sisters. My favorite books to fall back and read are shifters. I am a total book whore for a good shifter series and this one is going to be a favorite for dang sure.

I loved this dynamic of this book. Female bear shifters are all thought to be dead until one falls on the Holloway lands and claims…..not a bear……but human as her mate. I was loving the fact that the female is the one who can fully decide who she wants to mate, and she chose a human. Not any of the tough as nails Alaskan Grizzly bears but a human marine who wont back down for the bears either.

Jaeda has been taught to hide from hunters and fear the Holloway clan. She doesn’t know why but she has and does fear them. As she runs on the land she sees and senses her mate in Holt. Holt makes a promise to her right then and there to protect her when she is scared and begs him for help.

The little trouble maker that Jaeda is tricks Holt into mating with her and then all hell breaks loose because one of the bears thinks she is his mate and is uber confused by this. He goes as far as to challenge Holt for her. YIKES!! So yeah, the friendships are all put to the test.

I flew through this hot little read and immediately bought book 2 because I am so curious about who betrayed the clan, if Koby finds his mate and more about the Holloway family.

Lacey is a hyper blonde, bouncing through life with her magical bracelets of positivity. A die hard gamer (she refuses to call it an addiction), she resides in the Midwest, mom to three awesome children, one demanding bulldog, and two crazy cats. She has a passion for life and tends to leap long before she checks for safety exits. She writes possessive, alpha heroes who demand everything from the women they love. Believing sex is an integral part of a healthy romantic relationship, she doesn’t believe in closed doors, or even confining things to the indoors. Her stories reflect her strong family ties, friendships that showcase how some family consists of those we choose, and a goofy sense of humor that helps keep her laughing through all life’s ups and downs.
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