Join Me in the 2020 Alpha Obsession Book Club!

The Alpha Obsession Book Club is up to its old hijinks, finding twelve authors to give away twelve books in one year! The theme for 2020 is shifter romance, and I’m so excited!

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Joining Alpha Obsession is absolutely FREE. Visit the site by clicking here, and you’ll be able to sign up and see who the new authors are for 2020! It should be a blast!

In the meantime, for the 2019 reverse harem series that Alpha Obsession ran, Oracle Defiant is free this month to the 2019 group! If you’re in the 2019 club, you should’ve already gotten your download link, but here it is again in case you missed it! ❤

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Recent Reads

The past couple of months have blessed me with good books! They’re listed in the text below in case images don’t work for you.

Liza's Recent Reads November 2019

You can view each of these as a recommendation–I enjoyed them all!

1. Prime Minister, by Ainsley Booth and Sadie Haller. Contemporary romance. This was a re-read.

2. Wings of Time and Fate, by Skye MacKinnon. YA fantasy.

3. Smut, by Karina Halle. Contemporary romance. This was a re-read.

4. The Vampire Diaries, Book 1: The Awakening, by LJ Smith. YA paranormal romance. This was also a re-read.

5. Wicked Fall, by Sawyer Bennett. Contemporary romance.

Our Favorite Tropes

One of the greatest things about the romance genre (other than the swoony feels, the witty banter, the steamy sexytimes, and the happily-ever-afters) is the vast number of tropes we get to enjoy. With everything from enemies-to-lovers, to secret babies, to May-December romances, and more, there is something for everyone!

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I recently polled the people who receive my newsletter to find out their favorites, and they could pick as many as they wanted. Here are the results!

*Note: results are slightly skewed because about 8 people took the survey before someone clued me in that I’d accidentally made it a “choose one” form instead of a “check off as many as you like” form. Oops!

  • 55.3% – protector/bodyguard
  • 50.6% – enemies to lovers
  • 47.1% – friends to lovers
  • 44.7% – second chance
  • 44.7% – close proximity (trapped, snowed in)
  • 37.6% – secret baby
  • 37.6% – forbidden love
  • 32.9% – fake relationship
  • 28.2% – marriage of convenience
  • 23.5% – May December (with one person specifying they especially like when the heroine is the December and the hero is the May)

WRITE-INS – These are the ones I didn’t include in the survey, which people helpfully added for me:

  • best friend’s sibling/sibling’s best friend
  • reverse harem (3 people specifically mentioned this one)
  • military men
  • slavery turns to romance
  • fated mates
  • mainly shifter stories (2 people specifically mentioned shifters)
  • doctor/patient, teacher/student (anything with a professional role and a person they’re supposed to serve/interact with professionally)
  • time travel

In case you’re curious, my favorites are second-chance and friends-to-lovers. I love it when there’s an existing connection between the hero and heroine because I like mining those backstories.

And obviously I love shifters, and reverse harem as well!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the poll! ❤

Bear Shifter Round-Up

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I have a new bear shifter hitting the ebook shelves on November 19th, so it’s high time I rounded up some sexy bear shifters to share here on the blog!

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Ruthless Rogue by Liza Street

Here’s that pre-order I was talking about. 😉

With an appetite like his, one night is never enough. A quiet bookstore owner and a possessive grizzly shifter are thrown together during a battle for a rare book.

Pre-order from Apple Books, B&N, or Amazon (Kobo and Google Play coming soon)!

Riverwood by Keira Blackwood

Secrets, lies, passion, and murder. A small town sheriff meets her match when a huge grizzly enforcer comes to town posing as a federal agent. She thinks he wants her case, but all he really wants is her.

Find it on Amazon.

Savanna Bear by Tori Knightwood

A serial monogamist. A buff photographer. Her experience and his muscles might just make magic.

Find it on all retailers.

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Fate of Four by Ariel Marie

One powerful witch. Three alpha bears determined to possess her. They would do anything to protect her–even if it means war.

Find it on Amazon.

Her Unbearable Protector by Reina Torres

The head of Orsino Security was hired to protect her for a week. Instead, his bear wants to claim her forever.

Find it on Amazon.

Bearly Mated by C.D. Gorri

He’s an artist, she’s a doctor, can their worlds mix long enough for them to be mated?

Find it on Amazon.

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Bear in Mind by Kate Rudolph

Grizzly shifter Derek Lacroix loves his mountain hideaway, but he doesn’t love being alone all the time. When a curvy little human comes across him in his bear form, it doesn’t take Derek long to realize she could be his mate. But how can he explain his hidden nature in a world that doesn’t know shifters exist? And what will he do when he finds out she has secrets of her own?

Find it on your favorite retailer.

Rescued by Bears by Skye MacKinnon

Rescued by Bears is a full-length reverse harem novel featuring one sassy heroine and four sexy bear shifters (including a polar bear!). Prepare for strong alpha males with a trace of vulnerability, an epic quest, Viking beards, very steamy scenes, Scottish landscapes, Celtic mythology and a post-apocalyptic setting.

Find it on your favorite retailer.

Forbidden Mate by Cecilia Lane

When Leah learns a secret she was never meant to discover, bear shifter Callum must keep her captive to protect his clan.

Find it on Amazon.

All the Bears!

Well, I know my TBR list grew a bunch as I looked over these bear shifter books–I hope yours did, too! There are even more bear shifter books out there, though, so if you have a favorite, give it a shout-out in the comments! I’ll also be putting together more of these round-ups in the future. ❤

 

All the Shifter Round-Ups in One Place

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Throughout the year, I’ve been rounding up books with specific shifters–dragon shifters in one round-up, wolves in two others, big cats, and (coming soon) bears. It’s been a blast to see what other authors are creating and add new books to my TBR list.

To keep them all together (a round-up of round-ups, if you will), I made a single page for them here on the site.

Click here for the collection of round-up links, all in one easy place!