Author: Marsha

Midnight Howl by Milly Taiden

Posted August 25, 2022 by Marsha in Kindle Unlimited, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Cassie Burch, high school vice-principal and recently single lady has met the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, her heart isn’t ready for another relationship after finally dumping her worthless ex. When she agrees to a casual link, she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Romance is about to hit her harder than she ever expected.

Alpha wolf shifter, Talon Ruiz, is restless and can’t figure out why. He just opened a high-end shifter nightclub, and the newness has already worn off. When his mate stumbles into him, he’s more than ready to keep her forever. And he’ll do whatever he needs to prove to her he’s worth her love.

The problem is Cassie doesn’t want a serious bond. And everything he does to try to romance her fails. He was kind of a jerk, but he’s changed. If he doesn’t figure out what he’s doing wrong, Cassie will leave him in the dust. And by pack law, if the alpha doesn’t mate, he must fight to the death to keep his status.

His heart and his life lay in Cassie’s hands. Can she love a man who turns into a wolf?

Titles in the Midnight Mates series include — Midnight Howl —♥— Flames of Dawn —♥— Fur the Night —♥— Time to Roar —♥—

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

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Denied Mate by Roxie Ray

Posted August 25, 2022 by Marsha in Booksprout ARC, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Romantic Suspense, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

He’s hunted me down, but he’s after a heart he can never have…

I never expected to open the door and find Cal on my doorstep. It’s been too many years to count, but my heart has never forgotten how I vowed I would never let him hurt me again when he left.

He claims his mother is in danger and that I’m the only one who can help him. Maybe this is my chance to show my pack that I’m not the rich party girl they all think I am. It’s definitely not because I still have feelings for Cal.

But putting myself in the middle has dangerous consequences. My big brother who is the pack’s alpha isn’t happy about our reunion, and now the wolves after Cal also have me in their sights.

The more questions we ask, Cal becomes convinced that whoever is after his mom is also responsible for his father’s death.

And the more time I spend with Cal, I remember what it was like before. When it seemed as though we were meant to be together. But trusting Cal could be even more dangerous than the vicious wolves hunting us down, ready to attack…

Titles in the Queen of the Pack series include — Denied Mate —♦—

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

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Midlife Wolf’s Only Hope by Amelia Wilson

Posted August 24, 2022 by Marsha in Booksprout ARC, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Seasoned Romance, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

He’s a wolf shifter who’s lost all hope for his crumbling marriage. She’s a beautiful woman in desperate need of some hope.

My children.
My sister’s children.
I’m trying to raise them all alone, and I don’t think I’m doing a good job at all.
It feels to me like my world is falling apart.
And eventually, I’ll just crumble under the pressure.
When did I stop wanting to be happy and settle for wanting not to be overwhelmed?
And then…
And then another crisis with the kids appears like clockwork but brings with it the man of my dreams.

Titles in the Midlife Shifters series include — Midlife Grizzly’s Second Chance —♥— Midlife Wolf’s Love Triangle —♥— Midlife Lion’s Dangerous Dance —♥— Midlife Leopard’s Sweet Angel —♥— Midlife Tiger’s Last Chance —♥— Midlife Wolf’s Only Hope —♥— Midlife Dragon’s New Treasure —♥— Midlife Panther’s Last Chance —♥— Midlife Wildcat’s Restless Neighbor —♥—

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

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Ruthless Honor by Delta James

Posted August 24, 2022 by Marsha in Booksprout ARC, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Romantic Suspense, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

His power is absolute.
No one crosses Roman Genovese and lives to tell about it.

Zia
I am a master thief, a cat burglar. I manage to get access to Genovese’s estate under false pretenses. He thinks I’m there to attend a fundraising gala; he’s wrong. What I want is a priceless Michelangelo he keeps in his study.

From the time I arrive at his estate, I am drawn to the compelling gangster in a way I have never experienced. Having sex with him was a mistake… a BIG mistake. He isn’t a man to let go of what is his, and there’s no question that I am.

But staying with him is not part of my plan.

Roman
From the moment she entered my home, I knew she would never leave. Her scent filled my nostrils and I knew I had found my fated mate.

There are secrets hiding in her eyes, but I will discover them all.

She is mine. The bratva has taken her and is keeping her in a gilded cage. They mean to use her against me and force me to honor their demands.

My tiger will show them the ruthless honor of La Cosa Nostra.

Titles in the Syndicate Masters: La Cosa Nostra series include — Ruthless Honor —◊—

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

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Bear’s Midlife Witch by Meg Ripley

Posted August 13, 2022 by Marsha in Booksprout ARC, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Romantic Suspense, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Widowed witch. Mother of two half-breed teenagers.  And that’s just the beginning of my midlife crisis.

In one of his drunken stupors, my husband got into a fight and plunged off a bridge, leaving me to raise our two children on my own.

Fourteen years later, my son’s struggling to control his magic, but I’m too busy keeping a roof over our heads to train him alone.  When he accidentally sets his bully’s locker on fire, it’s time to move in with my crazy old Aunt Lenora down in Carlton.  I land a waitressing gig at a brewery in town, and when I meet the head chef, his deep green eyes have me spellbound.

He may be a single parent like me, but with his bad boy looks and mischievous smile, I know he’ll be nothing but trouble— Especially when I hear he’s a bear shifter, just like my dead husband.

His unusual name sounds strangely familiar, though.  Intuition tells me to pull the police report for my late husband’s case, but it burst into flames in my hands when I saw the name of the suspect: the same one that belongs to the man I can’t resist.

Titles in the Shifter Nation: Fated Over Forty series include — Alpha’s Midlife Baby (prequel) —♦— Bear’s Midlife Midwife —♦— Bear’s Midlife Baby —♦— Bear’s Midlife Matchmaker —♦— Bear’s Midlife Second Chance —♦— Bear’s Midlife Psychic —♦— Dragon’s Midlife Soulmate —♦— Bear’s Midlife Surrogate —♦— Bear’s Midlife Witch —♦—

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

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How It’s Supposed to Be by T.S. Joyce

Posted August 13, 2022 by Marsha in Owned, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Connected, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Auxor Bane has made a pact. He and his brothers made a promise to each other that they would let their bear shifter lineage die off with them, for the betterment of mankind. They aren’t fluffy, and they aren’t cute. As one of the three remaining bear shifters alive, Aux struggles daily with the predator inside of him. His life is simple and manageable so long as he never breaks the rules enforced by his brothers. Rule number one: Never touch a human’s skin. Rule number two: never fall for one of the fragile creatures. Rule number three: never, ever let a human know what he is. But when he stumbles upon a car wreck in the remote Montana mountains, during the biggest snow storm of the year, he can’t just leave the stranded human to die. And in a series of unfortunate events that follow, he also can’t let her out of his sight if he wants to survive her.

Gwen Smithers had a plan. A great plan. A plan that will get her out of the stagnancy of her life and onto an adventure. This week was going to change her life, but in a split second on an icy road, all of her plans were derailed. Her rescuer is growly, and ill-mannered, and won’t show his face. And his eyes are such a strange color. But as she struggles to trust the mysterious mountain man, he’s revealing a strange and dangerous culture she never would’ve imagined existing. For the life of her, she can’t conjure up fear of Aux. Her human instincts must be broken because it’s becoming clearer and clearer…Aux isn’t the man she thought he was. In fact, he isn’t a man at all. And the more she tries to understand him, the more she wants to break the oath he has made.

Titles in the Oath of Bane series include — How It’s Supposed To Be —♦— How It Has To Be —♦— How It’s Meant To Be —♦— How It Is —♦— How It Will Be —♦— How It Was —♦— How It Started —♦— How It Needed To Be —♦—

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

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Catch-Up Time

Posted August 13, 2022 by Marsha in Shifter Haven Discussion / 0 Comments

Life has just gotten so hectic and chaotic lately.  It’s been a rough couple of years for all of us.  And, truthfully, my reading has gone off track as well.  Oh, I still lose myself in a book but I’m way behind on reviewing those read books… so I’m kinda hanging my head in shame here, but being honest as well.

I had thought about just jumping into the current series for some authors – and for some that don’t connect I probably will, but so many stories in the Shifter Romance world have connections in some way (big or small) to the previous series.  So, when I can I’ll dive into the current releases, but I’ll also hold true to myself and review in order which will mean for some that I’m about a year behind.  Life happened, it’s that simple.

Now I know that this is never expected to be acknowledged, that I should simply pretend that I didn’t get lost in the maze of the pandemic, the personal issues that have happened in recent months, and so on and so forth… but the fact is I’m human, I can only read so fast, and life often gets in the way of the fun stuff.  No excuses, simply my reality.  I’ve always been honest about the books I love and talk about here at Shifter Haven, and that’s not about to change just because I got behind on stuff.

So.  Onto the reviews.  🙂

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Playboy Secret Wolf by Serena Meadows

Posted August 11, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout ARC, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Romantic Suspense, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

I was the wolf shifter that thought he had everything… until Nora Simons entered my life and turned it upside down.

Mayor of Pleasant Valley.
Successful.
Womanizer.

My life was perfect.  But Nora showed me what I was missing – a sassy woman on the hunt for wolves.  Her mission to find them would remove our grazing rights.

Nora could never find out that I was a wolf shifter.  And she was not interested in me at first…  But that changed when I touched her skin, making her realize that she belonged only in my arms.

But my pretty Nora came with a set of problems I had to deal with.  Including her ex that was obsessed with her.  That combined with my own enemy who was a rival clan leader, would keep me busy for a while.

No danger was too big for me.  But keeping Nora safe was important.  In fact, it was the only important thing.

How would she react after watching me shift to save her life?

Titles in the Shifter Wolves of Pleasant Valley series include — Discouraged Secret Wolf —♥— Betrayed Secret Wolf —♥— Bachelor Secret Wolf —♥— Playboy Secret Wolf —♥— Rescued by the Secret Wolf —♥—

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

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Purrfectly Kissed by C.D. Gorri

Posted August 10, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout ARC, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Romantic Suspense, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

She’s a curvy Tigress searching for the purrfect kiss. He’s a Black Bear who doesn’t want a mate.

The Beta of the Maverick Pride has no desire to find a mate. He’s tried that once, and all it got him was hurt. This grumpy Bear is content to be alone. Or is he?

Jessica Maverick has been searching for her fated mate since she was just a cub. But finding love is hard for the sister of the Pride Neta. How’s a girl supposed to have a sex life with her big brother breathing down her neck?

Determined to find her mate, she seeks out Uncle Uzzi’s impeccable advice.

Will this dauntless Tigress catch her reclusive Bear?

Titles in the Maverick Pride series include — Purrfectly Mated —♥— Purrfectly Kissed —♥— Purrfectly Trapped —♥— Purrfectly Caught —♥— Purrfectly Naughty —♥— Purrfectly Bound —♥—

*a form of this story was previously published in 2019 as part of the PDA-Paranormal Dating Agency world.  The base story is the same, parts have been revised to fit this new world.  It’s possible you’ve read this, but you haven’t read this version of Purrfectly Kissed so don’t miss out, just an FYI*

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

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Alpha Wolf by Sloane Meyers

Posted August 5, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout ARC, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Romantic Suspense, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Alpha wolf Eli Haynes was born for this moment…

Eli is a shifter on a mission: to take over as alpha of the Black Crystal Clan, stopping the destruction the old alpha has been causing.  It won’t be easy, but he’s never been afraid of hard things. Besides, he has his best shifter friends to help him. He’s ready for war.

Then she walks in and changes everything.

From the first moment Eli sees Hazel Buchanan, he knows they’re meant for each other.  And he knows they can never be together.  She’s human. The Alpha of a wolf shifter clan has no business taking a human as a lifemate.  He’s torn between giving up his destiny as Alpha and giving up the love of his life.  No matter what he decides, he’ll be losing half his heart.

With every day bringing more destruction to his clan, Eli has to make his decision now. And he knows there’s only one right choice to make.  Or is there?

Eli’s clan is depending on him, but so is Hazel. Can Eli find a way to remain loyal to his clan and to true mate love?

Titles in the Black Crystal Wolf Shifters series include — Lone Wolf —♦— Brave Wolf —♦— Loyal Wolf —♦— Stubborn Wolf —♦— Alpha Wolf —♦—

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

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