Fated Mates!

Over the weekend I got to make a really fun announcement: Keira Blackwood and I have a book coming out in a kickass anthology full of steamy reverse harem and PNR stories! Ours is a reverse harem retelling of The Jungle Book, and I cannot wait to share it!

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Although it’s not up for pre-order at Amazon yet, it will be. But if you want to snag some thank-you bonuses for pre-ordering at Apple Books, definitely do! Click here to pre-order it on Apple, and then go here to enter your pre-order info and email address so we can send you your goodies.

The authors also put together a bonus anthology exclusive to Apple Books, and we’re giving away an iPad!

Click the image below for the free anthology:

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Click the image below for the iPad giveaway:

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Good luck!

Unusual Shapeshifters

When I asked my newsletter subscribers about “out of the ordinary” shifters, they came through for me! Click on the title and author to go to the Goodreads page for that book, or one of the books in the series.

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DISCLAIMER: I have not read all–or even most–of these books. This info came from reader volunteers who are generous with their time and experience. I tried to double-check shifter characters when they were listed in the book descriptions, but the details aren’t always available. If you find a mistake, please let me know and I’ll fix it in the post! 🙂

Birds

HAWK: King of Prey by Mandy Roth. 

VULTURE: Trials of a Werevulture, by Emily Martha Sorensen.

RAVEN. Revenge, by Keira Blackwood.

Mammals (that can be found in nature)

HEDGEHOGS: Hedging His Bets, by Celia Kyle and Mina Carter.

Hedging Her Bets, by Erzabet Bishop.

Prickly Business, by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade.

PORCUPINE: Grizzly Attraction by Hattie Hunt.

DEER: Frost Brothers’ Brides series, Anya Nowlan. A reader also told me she has a gorilla shifter, but I couldn’t track that one down.

BUNNY: His Bunny Kicks Sass, by Dawn Sullivan. Bunny in book 1, fox in Book 2.

KOALA: The Luck of the Shifters, by Bianca D’Arc.

SHEEP: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, by Lauren Esker. (The sheep shifter is paired with a wolf!) There are reportedly other exciting shifters in her Shifter Agents series.

STALLION: Blackwood Stallions series, by Rachel Real.

MOLE: Love at first Roar, by Celia Kyle.

SQUIRREL: Squirrel Bait, by Chip Davis. (Note: this doesn’t look like a PNR book, but it does look interesting!)

FOX: For Fox Sake by Emma Dean.

CHINCHILLA: Gumption & Gumshoes, by Alex Kidwell.

Reptiles

SNAKE: Viper Game, by Christine Feehan. This is part of a series with genetically modified people who turn into shifters.

CROCODILE: Shifters of Soho series, by J.S. Striker. The crocodile shifter is in Book 3.

Fish

SHARKS: The Master Shark’s Mate, by Zoe Chant. Shark and coyote. Chant’s Fire and Rescue series also includes a Pegasus, a griffin, a unicorn, and a phoenix.

Touching Paradise (Shark Shifter series), by Cleo Peitsche.

OTHER FISH AND MARINE ANIMALS: Lords of the Abyss series, by Michelle M. Pillow. A reader also said she has great stories about falcons and birds of prey, but I haven’t yet had time to hunt them down (Goodreads is showing over 150 books for this author!).

Other (extinct or imaginary animals, insects, plants, and babies)

SELKIE: The Bear’s Matchmaker, by Emilia Hartley.

SABERTOOTHS: Bearpaw Ridge Firefighters series, by Ophelia Sexton. Books 3 and 4 contain Sabertooth Tigers.

BUTTERFLY: Hounded, by Tasha Black. The butterfly is paired with a dog.

IVY (YES, A PLANT!) SHIFTER: Unbound, by Elle Thorne.

GARGOYLE: Stone Heart, by Ariel Marie. In addition to gargoyles in this series, there is an Elven princess.

KRAKEN: Treasure of the Abyss by Tiffany Roberts.

BABY ANIMALS: Alpha Unit One, New York, by Chris T. Kat.–according to the reader who shared this one with me, the characters are adult humans, but when they shift, they become baby animals.

Collections of different shapeshifters

Poisoned Pen, by Zenina Masters. Snake and swan. (She has a unicorn, beavers and others in the Shifting Crossroads series.)

Hotel Safari series, by Tori Knightwood. Giraffe in Book 3, elephant in Book 5.

Furry United Coalition series, by Eve Langlais. This is a series with several different shifters–rabbit, fox, swan, crocodile, doe, falcon, ostrich, kangaroo.

Kodiac Point series, by Eve Langlais. Fox and a moose, among more ‘normal’ shifters.

Bitten Point series, by Eve Langlais. Crocodile, python, among others.

Anita Black, Vampire Hunter series, by Laurell K Hamilton. According to one reader, “she has had snakes, dolphins along with the normal ones of wolves, panthers, lions, foxes.”

Big Bad Bunnies series, by Golden Angel. Bunny, squirrel, turtle hybrids, and others.

Safari Shifters series, by Lola Kidd. Rhinoceros, crocodiles, gazelle, elephants.

Were Zoo series, by RE Butler. Includes gorillas, elephants, and more.

My mind is blown.

I had no idea there was such a wealth of shifters out there–this is an incredible list. If you think of more to add, feel free to drop them in the comments! One thing that creating this post has taught me is that the only limit to creating shapeshifting characters is our imagination, and our imaginations are, apparently, limitless.

Thank you!

Shout-outs and thank-yous to the readers who helped me track down these unconventional shifters! Sue, Leanne, Ruth, Kim, Christal, Amanda, Carletta, Donna, Rebecca, Ching, Sue, Joanne, Jody, Shirl, Melissa, Lauren at Romance Novel Giveaways, Amy, Lynn, Ruth, Leslie, Rachal, and Lisa!

Bonus Scene for Savage Redemption, “What He Left Behind”

Honestly, I don’t know exactly which book this is from–whether goes best with Savage Redemption, or whether it goes with whatever Doug’s book will be called. The point-of-view character is Doug, Ben’s brother, and it’s a little heart-wrenching and I wasn’t even sure what was going to happen until I wrote it. Some might also view it as a cliffhanger, which wasn’t my intent. So be warned! Doug’s book is likely months away, as I’m working on another series right now.

Bonus Scene!

Okay, now that I’ve done everything in my power to convince you not to download the scene “What He Left Behind,” here it is! ❤

Click here to download the Savage Redemption bonus, “What He Left Behind.”

A Thank-You and a Kickass Reviews Cheat Sheet

First, thank you sooooo much for all of your support and well-wishes during release week for Savage Redemption! It really made the week special, getting to share it with so many readers, and I appreciate everything you did for me! ❤

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If you like shifter books, Liza is DEFINITELY an author to have in your library!!! -Lauren at Romance Novel Giveaways

This entire book is so well written that I strongly recommend it to all PNR lovers!!  Keep an eye out for this author since her writing is so spellbinding that you will want more from her!! -Cheryl

And now for the gift! Having heard from a few readers that they aren’t sure how to leave reviews, I started tinkering around with a little idea–a cheat sheet of ideas and sentence starters to help people feel more confident about what to write. As an author, I can totally identify with the anxiety that can come from staring at a blinking cursor and not knowing exactly what to say.

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This “cheat sheet” will give you a jumping-off point if you’re a reviewer newbie, and maybe some ideas for mixing it up if you’re a pro. Lauren at Romance Novel Giveaways (linked above in her review snippet), was kind enough to look this over for me, and she said, “Literally every single thing was relevant and helpful…I will be using some of those prompts and phrases in my reviews because I hadn’t thought of them!”

Now, this cheat sheet was at least a little bit selfishly motivated because I would love to see more reviews on my books on Amazon and elsewhere. However, you can use it for any book you read! I hope it’s helpful to you, and be sure to fill in the final little picture at the end with your name. ❤

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Click here to download a printable PDF of “Liza Street’s Kickass Reviews Cheat Sheet.”

Savage Redemption: Available Now

It’s finally here! Savage Redemption is now available from your favorite retailer! Click the image for the universal book link, and I’ll post each of the major retailer links below, as well. ❤

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Savage Redemption, starring:

Ben Channing

  • Hates: vampires, surprises
  • Likes: his truck, burritos

Delilah Jones

  • Hates: negativity, lies
  • Loves: her baby girl, tacos

I had the absolute best time writing about a brooding, regretful hero and a optimistic, down-on-her-luck heroine who come together and make things work. I hope you enjoy it! (Psst: Get it soon, because the price will go up.)

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