Tag: T. S. Joyce

Woodcutter Werebear by T. S. Joyce

Posted May 15, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Woodcutter WerbearTitle:  Woodcutter Werebear
Series:  Saw Bears#2, Damon’s Mountains
Author:  T. S. Joyce
Published:  March 12, 2015
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited
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Skyler Drake is in way over her head. As a breeder chosen by a Crestfall warrior, she’s had plenty of time to accept her fate. But when a chance encounter in Saratoga thrusts her into the path of a mysterious, and strange-talking shifter, Kellen, she begins to realize just how big the world is. And when Kellen-the-kidnapper turns out to be a battle-hardened werebear, she’s thinking she just might have stumbled upon someone who could love her despite her flaws—and possibly survive the wrath of her people.

Kellen would rather be hanged than watch a woman be hurt and trapped in a life she doesn’t choose, and when he gets a glimpse at just how much Skyler is keeping inside, he doesn’t think, only acts on protective instinct. Sure, he’s kidnapping her, but he knows what she really is, and she can escape any time she wants. Unfortunately, his bold moves and determination to show Skyler just how unbreakable she can be put his crew of lumberjack bear shifters in peril. But if he can toe the edge of danger, and avoid the wrath of his alpha, he just might find a mate worth sharing his secrets with.

Shifters are sexual creatures who being so close to their animal side will never, ever pass up  a chance to physically show their mates how much they are treasured – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

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Lumberjack Werebear by T. S. Joyce

Posted May 13, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Lumberjack WerebearTitle:  Lumberjack Werebear
Series:  Saw Bears #1 (over-arch series Damon’s Mountains)
Author:  T. S. Joyce
Published:  February 23, 2015
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited
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Painter, Brooke Belle, is running from her past and hoping that a few weeks in a quaint country cabin will bring her artistic muse back from the brink. But when she lands smack dab in the middle of Asheland Mobile Park, she’s sure there’s been a mistake. Not only has her mentor rented her a dilapidated mobile home in the middle of nowhere, but the trailer park is filled with big, burly, growly, flirty, sexy-as-hell lumberjacks. And one in particular is making her think that maybe she’s landed right where she needs to be.

Tagan James has a lot on his shoulders. As second in a woodcutting crew of bear shifters, he’s got all he can handle keeping his people from tearing each other apart on the job site. But when the beautiful, and terribly human, Brooke Belle lands on his doorstep, all honest and vulnerable and pulling at his animal’s protective instincts, he has to decide whether to boot her out of his park to protect his heart, or take a risk and save her muse.

Every bear shifter knows finding a mate can destroy a dominant like him. But as Brooke shows Tagan just how strong she can be, he’s second guessing everything—including his vow to never fall for a woman.

Hot and Sexy Shifters ahead so this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

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Binge Reading Damon’s Mountains Books by T. S. Joyce

Posted April 20, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Haven Discussion / 0 Comments

white tiger grenerySometimes a series can touch a reader so much that waiting patiently for the next story is nearly impossible.  This time I got really lucky in that an epic group of connected series were available for download one after the other – and I was in shifter heaven.  So I immersed myself in this world full of sexy shifters, strong mates and adorable babies – and danger, suspense and a group of love stories beyond compare.

The “umbrella” title of all these connected series is Damon’s Mountains – but you’ve probably seen then as Saw Bears Fire BearsGray Back BearsBoarlander Bears – and a couple stand alone books.  All together they tell an amazing tale of shifters and their mates, yes of course – but this one is deeper.  It tells the ongoing tale of shifters forced to come out to the human race, to come out to center stage amidst those who are pro-shifter and those who hate them and would wipe them from the face of the earth in a heartbeat.  Government secret ops, mad men and women who want only the power and glory for themselves… and our group of shifters, friends, lovers who simply want to live in peace and no longer be hunted.  And not once during this “umbrella” series do we leave past couples behind – no, this is a community and beloved characters will pop up often in the continuing stories.

This is everything that I love about Shifter Romance series at its best.

The reviews for these stories will start to show up tomorrow, and one or two a day until they are all here at  Shifter Haven.  Because today I downloaded the first story in the newest series of Harper’s Mountains which brings us right back to the children of Damon’s Mountain stories.  I cannot recommend these series highly enough to any Shifter, Paranormal or Romance reader.  They are sexy, funny, dangerous, suspenseful, and will draw you into a world that is full of love, sexy times and adventure.  What is not to love about any of that?

If you have not had the pleasure of reading these, here is the reading order of the stories on  T. S. Joyce’s website

I love any and all Shifter Romance stories – the diversity of worlds and lore draws me in every time.  Yet this group of Shifters really captured my heart, and I believe, if you give them the chance, they’ll capture you as well.

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Gray Back Bad Bear by T. S. Joyce

Posted April 7, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Gray Back Bad BoyTitle:  Gray Back Bad Bear
Series:  Gray Back Bears #1
Author:  T. S. Joyce
Published:  July 28, 2015
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited
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Matt Barns is on a mission. The goal of this mission? Find a mate before his broken bear drives him into madness. He knows exactly what he’s looking for, but when his bear finally settles for a mate, she dumps his world upside down. She’s funny, sure, but other than that, she’s not his type in any way. Or so he thought, because Willa is breaking down his walls and opening his eyes to a new life he thought he might never find.

Willamena Madden: smart-mouthed, fun-loving, loyal-to-a-fault, proud nerd and fragile human. She’s also somehow become the potential mate to a grizzly shifter. A shifter? She feels sorry for the critters and wishes humans would leave them alone, but Matt is proving he doesn’t need her pity. He’s a sexy, scarred up, growly beast-man, and she’s thinking he could be the one to finally take her V-card. But Matt’s hot and cold, and one of her friends is after a bucket-list werebear diddle with the man Willa’s falling for. And if that isn’t stressful enough, Matt’s Gray Back Crew is a loosely knit community of maniacs.

Matt feels important, but Willa has never been in more danger. If she can’t find a way to survive his people, she’ll have to go back to her safe life without her Gray Back Bad Bear.

Sex is like breathing to Shifters, mates have no problem loving their mates so this is an adult 18+ reader tale.

Read on for my thoughts on Gray Back Bad Bear.

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Bear Valley Valentine by T. S. Joyce

Posted March 12, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Bear Valley ValentineTitle:  Bear Valley Valentine
Series:  Bear Valley Shifters #6
Author:  T. S. Joyce
Published:  January 26, 2015
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited
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Colin Cross is a lone bear shifter living on the outskirts of Bear Valley. He likes his reclusive lifestyle, but when he musters the nerve to talk to the woman he has feelings for, being alone just doesn’t seem like enough anymore. When he finds Hadley on an online dating site, it’s the perfect way to build a relationship with her without dragging her into his dark past. Hadley is human, and humans don’t belong in his world, but a little online flirting never hurt anyone.

Hadley Bennett has had it with dating local townies. Determined to cast her net a little wider, she enters the chaotic world of online dating. When she finally secures a face-to-face date with the elusive Bearman28, it’ll be a Valentine’s Day to remember.

And if Hadley can handle his real identity, they just might find what they’ve both been searching for.

Watch out – sexy shifters ahead which means this is an 18+ reader story.

Read on for my thoughts on Bear Valley Valentine.

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Redeem The Bear by T. S. Joyce

Posted March 12, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Redeem The BearTitle:  Redeem The Bear
Series:  Bear Valley Shifters #5
Author:  T. S. Joyce
Published:  August 23, 2014
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited
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In the gripping final book in the Bear Valley Shifters saga, Corin Dunbar is still living with the ghost of the boy who died saving her life from the wrath of the Long Claws ten years ago. Unable to move on, she’s settled in the sanctuary of Bear Valley with the other bear shifters she has grown to rely on. On the eve of war with the murderous clan, she encounters a familiar man outside her camp. He’s colder than she remembers. He’s now the alpha of the clan she is about to go to war with. But she’s desperate to find out if he’s the boy she used to know.

Brooks Butler has fought hard to become alpha of the most feared bear shifters in the world, and just in time to lead his people into an epic battle against the enemy—Bear Valley. Unfortunately, a beautiful woman who swears he’s someone else won’t leave him alone. He doesn’t have time for a meddling female to mess with his head, but a night in her arms makes him question everything.

Determined to prove his place, Brooks will bring the remaining bear shifters together for one final legendary showdown. Yet the mysteries surrounding Corin confound him, and her beauty beguiles him. If he can unravel the secrets between them before the battle takes place, he just might have a shot at redemption.

Shifters love nothing more than physically showing their love and devotion to their mates – so this is an 18+ reader story.

Read on for my thoughts on Redeem The Bear.

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Betray The Bear by T. S. Joyce

Posted March 12, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Betray The BearTitle:  Betray The Bear
Series:  Bear Valley Shifters #4
Author:  T. S. Joyce
Published:  August 12, 2014
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited
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On the verge of war, Chase Hale has no time to think about anything other than preparing his clan to battle the savage Long Claws, who are intent on annihilating Bear Valley. But when a supposed mate of the enemy shows up, he can’t help but be intrigued by the unsettling mysteries that swirl around the beautiful bear shifter.

Anya Bure is the first mate of the ruthless alpha of the Long Claw Clan…or at least, that’s what she’s been told. But when he sends her to gather information on the enemy clan of Bear Valley, she learns a hard lesson in just how deeply she’s been manipulated. When she meets Chase, Anya knows he suspects her motives. The more time she spends with him though, the more she thinks Chase might be what her heart has been searching for, and spying on Bear Valley is tearing her in two.

Stuck in the middle of escalating tension between the two clans, Anya is beginning to discover herself under Chase’s patient encouragement, but she can’t walk the line forever. Eventually, she’s going to have to decide which clan to betray, and whether to fight for love or duty.

Shifters are sensual creatures – Chase and Anya are no different, these mates love to physically express that love so this is an 18+ story.

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Return To The Bear by T. S. Joyce

Posted March 12, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Return To The BearTitle:  Return To The Bear
Series:  Bear Valley Shifters #3
Author:  T. S. Joyce
Published:  July 30, 2014
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited
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Joanna is trying to survive in a clan of battle-hardened bear shifters, where the alpha wants her for his own.

When Brody Bannister, Benson Riker’s most trusted councilman, accuses her clan of holding Hannah Michaels hostage in their camp, Joanna must decide where her loyalty lies. Should she help the handsome stranger save Hannah at the risk of her own life? Or should she accept her destiny and take the throne as her alpha’s mate?

Filled with adventure, action, romance and redemption, Return of the Bear will take Joanna on a journey of self-discovery to Bear Valley, with a mate who just might prove true love exists after all.

All Shifters are sensuous creatures who do not hesitate to express their love for their mate in a hot and sexy physical way – definitely an 18+ story.

Read on for my thoughts on Return To The Bear.

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Devoted To The Bear by T. S. Joyce

Posted March 8, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Devoted To The BearTitle:  Devoted To The Bear
Series:  Bear Valley Shifters #2
Author:  T. S. Joyce
Published:  July 20, 2014
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited
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Hannah Michaels must find her way among the bear shifters she’s promised to help Benson Riker lead. And he’s going to show her just how hot being mated to the alpha can be.

When a chance encounter from her past shows her she is still being hunted by the man she put behind bars, she must decide whether to put her new clan in jeopardy by seeking sanctuary, or to strike out on her own and save herself.

Weathering treacherous enemies, blurred loyalty lines and heart pounding first love, Hannah will strive to prove her devotion to Riker and his bear shifters. If she can walk the fine line between surviving her new clan’s primal sides and the vengeful humans of her past, she just might find her place in Bear Valley.

Hot, Alpha Shifter lovin’ his mate in this story, as always with Shifters – so this is an 18+ story.

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The Witness and The Bear by T. S. Joyce

Posted March 7, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Series / 0 Comments

The Witness and The BearTitle:  The Witness and The Bear
Series:  Bear Valley Shifters #1
Author:  T. S. Joyce
Published:  July 2, 2014
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited
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Hannah Michaels is on the run, and the protection detail assigned to her case have her wondering who, or what, she’s trusting her life with. After testifying against a criminal with a long reach, her days are numbered if her handler, Jeremy, can’t find a safe place for her. Out of options and with nowhere to go, she’s dropped off in the Big Horn Mountains of Montana with a duffle bag of her belongings and little explanation.

Jeremy swears she’ll be safe in this wilderness sanctuary, but when she meets Benson Riker, leader of the bear shifter clan of Big Horn Valley, she doesn’t feel safe at all. In fact, the man is just about as feral as they come.

In a bout of especially bad timing, she accidentally vies to be mated to the alpha, and no matter how much she tries to escape the competition for Riker’s affection, he is having none of it. He cites upholding clan law as his reasons for wanting her to stay, but the hungry look in his eyes says it’s more personal than that.

Weathering deep secrets and danger from all sides, she’ll have to decide if Riker is the shifter who deserves her heart.

Shifters and their mates have no qualms about expressing that love physically – a lot.  So this is an 18+ reader story.

Read on for my thoughts on The Witness and The Bear.

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