Protection by Elle Thorne

Posted December 9, 2015 by Marsha in Shifter Haven Discussion / 0 Comments

ProtectionTitle:  Protection
Series:  Shifters Forever
Author:  Elle Thorne
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  January 24, 2015
Publisher:  Barbed Borders Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Grizzly bear shifter Grant Waters wants one woman—Curvy Chelsea O’Reilly. He’s wanted her since they met. Except he’s worried his secret may be too much for her. It may be what sets her running.

Curvaceous Chelsea works at a salon in Bear Canyon Valley. She gets butterflies when Grant’s around. But she’s got her own baggage. Plus, she thinks that Grant would be better off with the local, stunning, curvy, widowed-way-too-early Mae Forester.

Read on for my thoughts on Protection.

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Hungry Like The Wolf by Paige Tyler

Posted December 8, 2015 by Marsha in Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Hungry Like The WolfTitle:  Hungry Like The Wolf
Series:  SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #1
Author:  Paige Tyler
Published:  January 6, 2015
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Purchased, Owned Kindle Edition
Cover Description:

The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret . . . they’re a pack of wolf shifters.

The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive—and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn’t sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something . . . and she’s determined to find out what.

Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She’s smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she’s getting dangerously close to the truth—and perilously close to his heart.

Hot Sexy Shifter & a few sexy, steamy encounters = 18+ readers

Like your shifters to be officially protective?  Then read on for my thoughts about Hungry Like The Wolf.

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My First Shifter Experience

Posted December 7, 2015 by Marsha in Shifter Haven Discussion / 0 Comments

FEever CFSo I have this brand spanking new blog called Shifter Haven – which is dedicated specifically to the paranormal genre of shifters…and nothing but shifters.  Because, well why not?  I read a ton of shifter novellas and novels so it makes sense to me to put those reviews and tidbits of information in one spot.

It got me thinking, so I went back to my physical bookcases in search of the very first shifter novel that got me hooked on these hot, Alpha men and their fated mates.  I wasn’t really surprised when it turned out to be:

Christine Feehan’s Fever which was a double book with both The Awakening and Wild Rain… this was the start of her long running Leopard People series.

Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:

In Wild Rain and the novella “The Awakening,” Christine Feehan created an exotic, sensual race-the Leopard People. Fever brings the two stories together for the first time in one volume, a one-way ticket to a dizzying new world of desire.

In “The Awakening,” a beautiful naturalist’s dream comes true-to live among the feral jungle creatures. But an untamed, irresistible beast of another sort inspires her to explore her own wild side.

Wild Rain’s Rachel Lospostros has escaped from a faceless assassin and found sanctuary thousands of miles from home, under the towering jungle canopy. In this world teeming with unusual creatures she encounters Rio, a native of the forest imbued with a fierce prowess, and possessed of secrets of his own. When Rio unleashes the secret animal instincts that course through his blood, Rachel must decide if he is something to be feared-or desired.

Yep, back in January of 2006.  Back then it was difficult to find any good paranormal romances so I devoured Ms Feehan’s stories and Maggie Shayne’s Wings in the Night series (vampires).  Slowly the genre grew to the outbreak we have today with more paranormal romances and shifter stories than we can possibly read (but I’m gonna try)  🙂

Do you remember how you got hooked on shifters?



Jingle Bear by Ruby Shae

Posted December 7, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Shifters / 0 Comments

Jingle BearTitle:  Jingle Bear
Series:  North Pole #1
Author:  Ruby Shae
Published:  November 3, 2014
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Purchased, Owned Kindle Edition
Cover Description:

Quinn Miller, a polar bear shifter, is an enforcer at the North Pole. Protecting Santa’s Village is his number one priority, and the job leaves little room for anything else. A mistake made years ago hardened his heart, and he’d rather live alone than allow love to alter his judgment again.

Chloe Winters is free to celebrate Christmas for the first time in five years and she decides to spend it in Christmas Town, a popular tourist attraction, alone. When a sexy, muscle bound stranger offers her friendship, she’s reminded of her long ago wishes for someone to love her, curves and all.

When Santa issues an ultimatum, Quinn finds out the big man really does know everything. The challenge? Convince his curvy, damaged, mate that his love, and shifters and Santa, really do exist.

Hot Steamy Sexy Shifters ahead – definitely an 18+ readers

Want to know more?  Then read on for my thoughts about Jingle Bear.

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Shifter Wonderland

Posted December 6, 2015 by Marsha in Shifters in a Bundle / 0 Comments

Shifter Wonderland coverTitle:  Shifter Wonderland
Author:  Multiple Paranormal Authors
Published:  December 1, 2015
My Rating:  4.5 stars (but will up to 5 for other sites)
Source:  Purchased, Owned Kindle Edition
Cover Description:

Get lost in a Shifter Wonderland of Bears, Wolves, Horses and Dragons!

This boxed set features twelve ALL NEW stand-alone Holiday stories from your favorite bestselling paranormal romance authors, and it’s only available for a LIMITED TIME!

If you love Hot, Sexy Alpha Shapeshifters and the Beautiful, Curvy women who love them, then you don’t want to miss this LIMITED EDITION holiday boxed set!.

Definitely for readers over 18+ Hot Shifters, Hotter Sexy Encounters

Want to know more?  Then read on for my thoughts on  Shifter Wonderland.

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Welcome To Shifter Haven

Posted December 5, 2015 by Marsha in Shifter Haven Discussion / 0 Comments

white tiger greneryHi there, welcome to Shifter Haven!

I have been fascinated by the Paranormal Romance Shifter world since I read my first Shifter romance many years ago.

I’ve always loved the Big Cats and wolves – and I’ve come to have a soft spot for the bears as well.

The idea of a genetic twist that can allow some people to have a dual life, one living as human and the other as their animal – two separate beings encased in one body – has been one that captured my imagination.  And over time, that same idea has brought so many wonderful ( and some meh type ) Shifter stories to us all.

I run several genre specific book review blogs and one main hodgepodge review blog that covers most romance genres.  The links to all of my review blogs are over there in the sidebar if you’d like to visit them.  And now I’ve added a devoted shifters blog to that list.

I read a lot of Paranormal Romance, and perhaps half of that reading is about Shifters.  And I will admit that I have my favorites – and some just honestly creep me out.. but I’ll still read them, after all they’re still Shifters.  Give me a lion, tiger, panther, wolf or bear anyday over a snake.  But that’s me.  🙂

There is one thing to be aware of.  Most Shifter Romances are very erotic, very sensual and extremely sexual.  So while there is really no way to keep someone off of this site – be aware that the reviews here will most often be for readers 18+ years of age.

I hope that you enjoy your time here and that i can recommend some fantastic Shifter Romance novels, novellas or series for your reading pleasure.


*There may be times that I will repost a review that was originally posted on one of my other blogs – when that happens it will be clearly marked as being a dual posting.  Rest assured that I originally wrote both posts and perhaps have added a bit more to make them unique to here.*