Shifting Fates by Lola Gabriel

Ellery has been kidnapped to be sold off to the highest bidder. Grey will do everything in his power to save her.

When Ellery Martin finds herself abducted and thrown into a makeshift prison with two other women, she is terrified. Ellery learns that her blood has a special protein, Sanmere, which allows her to become a shifter.

The captor’s plan is to sell Ellery to the highest bidder—the alpha wolf of a dangerous pack.

Grey Langdon is the alpha of another pack of wolves. These wolves don’t believe in trading humans for money. He vows to end the evil pack, but when he finds himself imprisoned with Ellery and the others, he starts to think he has missed his chance.

Can Grey and Ellery escape their prison? And will they ever get a chance to act on the feelings that are developing between them?

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

Titles in the Sanmere Shifters series include – Shifting Fates– Fae Loyalty – Dragon’s Clutch – Shifting Truths –

Title:  Shifting Fates
Series:  Sanmere Shifters #1
Author:  Lola Gabriel
Published:  April 1, 2020
My Rating:  4 stars

Shifting Fates‘ begins the ‘Sanmere Shifters‘ series with an intense story that certainly kept me flipping pages on my Kindle.

Ellery is a human who has had her world pretty much destroyed, turned upside down by events, and is trying to begin fresh in a new town.  When she is kidnapped by a warlock who is a Matchmaker (someone who procures humans with the Sanmere gene (protein) for others by any means available if the price is high enough) for a powerful wolf alpha Ellery’s life will be forever changed.

Grey’s pack is about to enter into a war, one that they intend will take down an evil pack lead by an insanely evil Alpha.  Little does Grey know that he’s about to be fighting for more than what is right – but for the life of his mate.

I enjoyed Ellery and Grey’s story in ‘Shifting Fates‘.  It is intense, sizzlingly sexy, with danger around just about every corner.  There are a few unexpected twists that added an additional interest in learning more about this particular pack and how the after-effects of this engagement with the enemy would play out.

Yet, in looking over the other stories in this series I found that this is probably more of a collection with a connecting thread woven through the stories (the evil Matchmaker & the sanmere factor).  I wouldn’t be learning any more about Grey’s pack or the characters who were introduced (at least that’s what the cover descriptions of the rest of this series leads me to believe).  And it truly is the community within a series that draws me in and keeps me watching for new releases.  We all read certain genres for individual reasons, that is one of mine.  While I will return to this series again, it will be because I’m in the mood for the character types in the next story and not to get back to a familiar pack that I’ve become attached to.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

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