Amazing shifter series with a twist

Daring Fate (Silver Tip Pack, #1)Daring Fate by Megan Erickson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So, so good. Couldn’t put it down, loved the world building, the characters, the way the shifters worked, the way the fated mates worked.

Everything about this book ticked all my boxes for a good shifter series. Dare was a perfect alpha characters, strong without being overbearing, Reece his perfect mate, submissive but never second place.

Together they were explosive and the sex was everything I’d expect from Megan Erickson, used to suit the story narrative and not just because she could.

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Chasing Destiny is everything I’d want in a shifter romance

Chasing Destiny  (Silver Tip Pack, #2)Chasing Destiny by Megan Erickson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better than book one in this new shifter series Megan Erickson lays down book two and it is beyond all superlatives.

I want to see this series as a film or on TV, the world building is wonderful, the dystopian future is carefully crafted into an intrinsically real feeling environment where Weres, werewolves and undead Noweres wander the Earth.

Having fallen hard for Dare and Reece, I don’t think I was prepared for just how much Bay and Nash were going to fight to take the number one pairing from them, but fight they did. And they won.

The love story in this one is a triumph of perseverance over adversity, of never being willing to give up hope, of knowing deep in your heart that your soul mate was still out there somewhere.

I loved the twists in this one, there was more of a mystery feel to this than the more straight forward adventure of book one. There was a hint of danger always sat on the periphery as the story unfolded.

And the sex, scorching, combustible, passionate, a little bit kinky, emotionally healing and blazing off the pages. These two loved often and they loved hard.

I’m also loving all the new story threads and potential new relationships being carefully set up as the narrative progresses. I can’t be the only one wondering if we’re going to be getting an MMF romance in the next instalment?!

Another beautiful cover from Natasha Snow too.

#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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New author for me and a nice Dragon shifter romance

Island Pleasures (Wings of Passion Book 1)Island Pleasures by Noah Harris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’d not read anything by this author before so had no expectations before I started reading this Dragon shifter tale.

Considering the vast majority of the book takes place on a desert island with just the two characters on it, it still had a lot of good world building and a depth to the narrative.

I wasn’t sure about the opening few paragraphs but I get why they were written that way and I think there’s a few time jumps that aren’t really dealt with clearly enough.

Other than that though, this is an enjoyable read. I’m not too keen on the cover though, I think it would have worked better without the propeller!

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A cracking good ending to the Mates series

To Touch You (Mates, #4)To Touch You by Cardeno C.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Throughout this one I was suffering along with Yoram until Salvatore finally got his act in gear and accepted his fate was to be with his shifter mate.

It didn’t seem to go on as long as in previous books and there was the same generally low level angst to keep the pace of the plot ticking along nicely.

The first time they came together was seriously hot, virgin sex in combination with a shifter’s overwhelming need to claim, meant for a truly mesmerising encounter.

I liked Sal. I know some reviewers haven’t been as keen but he worked just fine for me as a repressed escapee from poverty who’d learnt to trust only himself.

I loved how, once he’d had the hotel room chat with the gang, he just threw himself into everything. That is, surely, all we’d ever wish for in a partner 🙂

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Took me a while to warm up to this one

In Your Eyes (Mates, #3)In Your Eyes by Cardeno C.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For a great deal of this book I was completely out of sorts with Samuel, who just came over as a bit of a dick. Thankfully we got an insight into his relationship with Korben and that improved things massively.

It also served me right for doubting that Cardeno C wouldn’t offer up some great steam alongside the main plot and develop a relationship between the two men. This book had a side order of devious plot by one pack alpha which loosely tied into the previous books in the series.

Otherwise, it had all the fluffy feels I’ve come to expect with this author alongside more great world building and those “mine” passions which go hand in hand with shifter books and true mates.

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This cross species mating romance is a triumph

Until Forever Comes (Mates, #2)Until Forever Comes by Cardeno C.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved book one in this series and was intrigued with the glimpse of Ethan and Miguel we got in that book. Now we get their full story and it’s an absolute beauty.

I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting of world’s in this one and the gradual expansion of just what being a true mate means and how the shifter packs exist in an old fashioned cocoon outside of society.
They feel very much like the Quakers or perhaps the Amish, living within their small communities, every one working for the betterment of the pack.

Ethan was such a sweetheart, Miguel was all hot and brooding and together they created a wonderful partnership.

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Loved this shifter romance

Wake Me Up Inside (Mates, #1)Wake Me Up Inside by Cardeno C.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was brilliant. I’m not normally a big fan of shifter stories as they usually have the whole insta love thing which tends to irritate me.

Instead, what I got here was a cleverly constructed world of paranormal with specific rights and rituals which was organically delivered throughout the story and never given as an info dump.

I loved the fact this book takes place over an almost 30 year period and that there was plenty of relationship development between the two MCs.

The mystery plot never too over and there were a great bunch of secondary characters who added depth to the world setting without taking over.

Sexual tensions were kept at high throughout and the scene where Zev and Jonah finally have full penetrative sex was ridiculously hot as were all their encounters.

Lovely start to this series with enough plot hooks left for further exploration of this world. Beautiful cover too.

ETA: Anyone else have the Evanescence song running through their head or was that just me? 😀

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yxaa…

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