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Born a cowboy and bred a warrior…

High Commander Colt Cavanaugh has spent his life defending his pack and its sprawling ranchlands. But the hardened Grey Wolf soldier has a dark secret that could destroy his life forever.

Belle Beaumont is a wanted woman, on the run from the wolf pack that kidnapped her. When fate brings her face-to-face with the Grey Wolf High Commander himself, rivalry becomes a passion, and suddenly more than just her freedom is at stake.

Colt will fight to the death for the healing Belle brings to his battle-worn heart—and for this cowboy wolf, all’s fair in love and war.

Titles in the Seven Range Shifters series include – Cowboy Wolf TroubleCowboy in Wolf’s Clothing – 

A single wolf shifter. A surprise baby. Enemies who want to make his little girl an orphan, and his old lady a widow. 

Five minutes ago it was just Jensen, a cheap drink, and the start of a brawl with members of a rival motorcycle gang intent on murdering him. He’s happy to let them try—until a former one night stand, Noelle, walks into the bar and pins him with a look of death, revealing they have a daughter. 

A little girl with eyes like his, peering at him from behind her mother’s legs. 

Five minutes ago he was a single wolf shifter. Now he has to sober up, alpha up, and protect the woman and child who are now a weapon his enemies can use to run him out of town. 

It’s hard enough being a single mom, but a single mom to a growing wolf?

Her child’s father is back, an alpha wolf shifter with a bad boy edge. All she needs is for him to teach their daughter how to control her shifter nature. He’s nothing Noelle should want in a man—but everything she craves. 

Only she didn’t know throwing down the gauntlet in a local bar would mean becoming the targets of the local motorcycle gang. Didn’t know their sizzling chemistry would morph into something deeper, something worth fighting for. 

Jensen’s dog days are over. If he can’t shield his mate and daughter from the heat, they’ll all burn.

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the Shifters and Sins series include – Whiskey and Wolves – Tequila and Tigers –

Shifters and Sins has a slight connection to the Shifting Destinies universe.  Those series include – Shifters of Bear’s Den & Black Claw Ranch.  It’s a very slight connection mentioned in the first book, there may be more references in later stories.  Just an FYI.

I expected my downfall to be a wolf shifter. I didn’t expect her to be a kid.

The Silent Butchers are trying to go straight. At least my chapter is. Still, life in the MC means trouble. It’s unpredictable and full of surprises, but none compare to my newest challenge.

A little girl was dropped on my doorstep. I’m told she’s mine–but I don’t know the first thing about being a father. 

My only hope is enlisting the help of Paige–a woman who understands her, a woman who knows how to deal with her. 

There’s no question Paige is my mate, or that she hates me. But before I can convince her that she’s meant to be mine, I’ll have to prove I’m not the man she thinks I am. 

If I don’t hurry, I’ll lose them both.

This is an adult, 18+ story with violence, language and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the Protectors of the Pack series include —  Bodyguard – Enemies – Heir – WarriorScoundrel

Scoundrel is part of the BAD Alpha Dads line – and I’m so glad to see Ms. Blackwood’s work grace this amazing line of Shifter Romances.

He’s looking for forgiveness. 
She’s looking for a fighting chance. 

Graham Long left his career—and his real name—behind to make a fresh start for himself at Shifting Sands. He’s done with dueling and wants nothing more than to quietly raise his strawberries and tend the lawns at the tropical shifters-only resort. 

A fight is the last thing he wants when his lion insists that his friend’s bear shifter bridesmaid is his destined mate. 

But fiercely independent Alice Anders has a life of her own already. She’s not going to turn her back on the people who need her and the job she loves just to run away to a tropical island paradise with a gorgeous gardener that makes her knees weak with one blue-eyed glance. She’s not at the resort to find her own true love… and she’s not there only as a bridesmaid, either. She’s been given a fighting chance to save her family: all she has to do is uncover the shift form of the mysterious resort owner, Scarlet, for an equally mysterious man for whom money is no object. 

Between the secrets they’re keeping and the answers they’re searching for, it’s a hard road to honesty, and a harder road still to a happy ever after. 

Can Graham keep ahead of the enemies from his past? Will Alice figure out who he really is… and if she does, will she ever be able to forgive him for the things he’s done and the secrets he’s keeping from her? 

This is an adult 18+ title.  It contains language, violence and sexual situations geared toward a mature audience.

Titles in the Shifting Sands Resort series include —  Tropical Tiger Spy – Tropical Wounded Wolf – Tropical Bartender Bear – Tropical Lynx’s Lover – Tropical Dragon Diver – Tropical Panther’s Penance –  Tropical Christmas Stag – Tropical Leopard’s LongingTropical Lion’s Legacy – Tropical Dragon’s Destiny

** Just an FYI The Master Shark’s Mate, a title from the Fire & Rescue Shifters series by Zoe Chant is a crossover title in the Shifting Sands Resort series.  It would be best read between Tropical Wounded Wolf and Tropical Bartender Bear**

Wicked smile. Wicked secrets. Ready to protect her at all costs…

Tasha liked Club Crimson at first. Hot guys, sexy music, and new friends all around. But when the shock of a lifetime leads to her waking up and staring into the mysterious eyes of the club’s co-owner, Lock, she might just have to revise her opinion. All she wants is to go back to her world, but Lock is insistent: if she leaves she’ll be in danger, and the roguish rake might be her only hope.

Lock gave up on a normal life a long time ago. All he cares about is vengeance and protecting those he loves. When he meets Tasha, he’s only supposed to remove her memory, but after one look at her, he knows he has a problem. If he lets her go, she’ll be captured by predators. If he lets her stay, she’ll be a danger to a heart so black he hadn’t known it could beat again. And it does, but only for her.

As Tasha and Lock search for answers, they’re pulled together by an attraction so intense neither can resist. But Tasha knows the enigmatic alpha still has his own agenda. and she isn’t sure if she’ll ever be able to get past his roguish smile to his wounded soul. Meanwhile, the forces Lock has been fighting all his life are circling, waiting to force him to make an unbearable choice.

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the Club Crimson series include –  MaxLock – Benny – Felix

There is a slight connection to other series.  In particular, Alpha Contender and titles connected to that serial.  For a list of series and titles please visit the Terry Bolryder page.

An ice dragon who will make you melt…

As a scientist, Talia Reed is used to things just making sense. So when a large sample of ice sent to her lab happens to be carrying a centuries-old Siberian man who claims to be the lord of winter, everything in her life is turned upside down. Alek’s tall, handsome, protective… and totally shouldn’t be alive. But somehow, even though he’s the one who was frozen, she’s the one who’s beginning to warm up!

Alek, lord of winter, has huge gaps in his memory and no ability to access the ice dragon powers that made him a force to be feared. But he does know he always goes after what he wants with the force of a winter storm, and right now that’s scientist Talia Reed, the tiny human woman who awakened him. His heart has been drawn to her from the moment they met, and he isn’t going to let anything, past or present, stand in the way of claiming her for his own!

As Alek and Talia spend time together, things get steamy enough to melt snow. But Talia is torn about having feelings for a scientific sample, and Alek is trying to figure out the key to unlocking his powers to rule the modern world. And in the meantime, secrets are lurking beneath the ice of Alek’s past, threatening to break through and destroy everything he holds dear…

This is an adult, 18+ story, it contains language, possible violence and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the Frozen Dragons series include — Lord of Winter – Master of Frost – Prince of Ice

This series has a slight connection to other dragon series.  Please visit the Terry Bolryder page for a more complete listing of connecting series.

Stupid shifters and their instalove! 

Tessa Blackwood was pissed. She had a nice guy, good dates, a future… possibly. Then he ghosted her after leaving a voicemail breaking up with her. In a severely inebriated state (okay drunken), she might have called Gerri Wilder at the Paranormal Dating Agency and blamed her and all shifter kind for the loss of her boyfriend/potential husband

Levi Nash didn’t see the point in hunting down a mate. It either happened or it didn’t. He hasn’t had much luck on his own due to the secret he keeps from most people. That didn’t stop his little sister from signing him up with the PDA.

A single beer and a new waitress was all it took to change his destiny. Convincing Tessa that mates can happen in the blink of an eye was the only way to ensure both of them had a happy future. 

This is an adult, 18+ story which contains language and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

“Her Cougar Sunrise” is part of the Paranormal Dating Agency World.  More information about this amazing line of Shifter Tales can be found on the Paranormal Dating Agency World page.

What do you do when the heat is unbearable, but your heart isn’t ready?

Rex is the Alpha of Wolf Mountain and the biggest party animal in town. Being hit by his huge claws means being out of commission forever. 

But Rex is in trouble. The Elders want him to have a family to secure the pack’s future. And Rex doesn’t want a mate. Luckily, a surrogate by the name of Felicity is the perfect solution. 

She’s definitely not his type. And he definitely doesn’t feel completely awkward around her. Definitely not.

Felicity is out of money and has nowhere to go. So when she’s offered a large sum to carry someone’s baby, she says yes. The only drawback is that she has to stay at a mysterious manor with the baby’s father. Which is fine.

Except that the guy radiates arrogance and unfortunately looks like the cover model for a romance novel. His forearms are deliciously muscled and veiny and … Stop! She’s SO not going to drool over him.

But there are secrets at Rex’s manor. And Felicity isn’t safe here.

When an old rival takes everything away from him, can Rex’s primal instinct protect all he has left? With the baby growing in her, can Felicity deny her maternal instinct? And can Rex and Felicity stand the unbearable heat between them?

This is an adult 18+ story with language and sexual situations that are geared toward that age audience.

Bleu has been living an isolated life away from the clan of Gray Ridge. He’s a happy bear shifter, building furniture and being alone…until a little curvy woman literally crashes into his life. When he pulls her from her car after she wraps it around a tree, he is blindsided by the connection. Never before has he wanted a mate, but finding Lola changes all that.

Lola didn’t plan on her deadbeat mom blowing the rent and then skipping town, so she’s without a home. Again. But this time it’s going to be different. Hearing whispers of shifters in Gray Ridge, she takes off in search of something, anything, that can bring some light to her life. When her car slips and she ends up in danger, she never expects her rescuer to be the one to give her everything she’s ever wanted.

Will being snowed in lead to steamy nights and mating bites? You betcha!

Warning: This is a short shifter story filled with sweet, cheesy possessiveness and lots of growling. Obviously. Go ahead and read it. You know you want to!

NOTE: This book was previously released in Kindle Worlds. It has now been re-covered with bonus material added – it was previously titled Growling For Mine part of the Kindle World of Grayslake More Than Mated.

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – in other words, there’s going to be sex involved in this story – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale

I just finished a pretty amazing book.  One where I’ve known the main character’s family, her father, her mother, her uncles and close friends for a long time now.  I have a bond with that character unlike any other.  Why?  Because the author made her and her entire family come alive for me over time until I know them almost as well as my own family.

Readers, bloggers… we kinda joke about book boyfriends, or book friends but there is probably more truth than joke to those statements, even if we’d rarely admit it.

Shifter romance is a genre that I don’t ever see myself growing tired of.  And, no, it’s not the hot, sexy Alpha males or the flaming sex scenes… although they have their enjoyment factor.  It’s really that I don’t find that type of attachment to the characters that I feel toward a Shifter couple as compared to any other genre.  I think there are a couple reasons (aside from the hot sexy stuff) that I feel that way.

I like the idea of fate stepping in, of knowing that there is one perfect for me person out there somewhere who is also searching.  I enjoy seeing a character say screw you to our society and fall in love with someone that might not be seen as “perfect” enough – that actually makes my day quite often.  The sense of belonging to a larger group of people who share a deep bond, a unified front, a history is also a strong point for Shifter romance.

But most of all… I enjoy reading a story that can touch my emotions, make me mad, sad, angry, giddy, nervous and just plain happy.  A story where with a few words I’m reminded of another story with familiar faces and there is a sense of reliving that story over again as I remember – her father, his sister, their cousin, their pack mate.  There’s a connection that flows through long series, connecting series that gives me a full circle look around the people within that universe.  A connection.  One that I rarely find in any other genre.  Oh, I can think of two offhand – but two compared to the hundreds of Shifter romances I’ve read and connected with is a bit lopsided don’t you think?

I understand that not every reader enjoys or even ‘gets’ Paranormal Romance.  You do have to stretch your imagination to envision a man’s body changing shape from human to wolf or bear or lion.  Yet, I make that transition very easily now, in a way the Shifter’s worlds have become my own because I accept them for exactly what they are… amazing flights of imagination that I love getting caught up in.

So to answer my own question:  “Do You Form An Emotional Bond With The People In A Book?” the simple answer is… Yes.  When I can cry real tears, when a scene will linger in my mind long after I’ve read on from it, when finding justice for a wrong is just as important to me as it is to the character… then yes, I do bond emotionally with the characters I’m reading about.  Like today – when the main character went back home and the scene was familiar, and the faces she saw were definitely loved and that sense of finally coming home was felt through the screen of my Kindle… then yes, yes I do connect — and when I stop connecting that is when I need to shut down the Kindle for the last time.

 

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