Dragon Shifter Round-Up

Writing the Spellbound Souls reverse harem series with Keira Blackwood was my first foray into writing dragon shifters, but I’ve always loved them! Here, I’m rounding up some of my favorites along with a few that have been recommended–I hope to read them all soon!

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Dragon Shattered, by Keira Blackwood and Liza Street

(It would be weird if I didn’t include my own!)

Ariana believed she’d been lucky to find love once. No other man could compare to her mate, and his memory lived strong even after his tragic death. Her security firm became her way of continuing his legacy, but now she must take a partner, and three equally skilled applicants call to her dragon and stir emotions long forgotten.

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Tangled: Vampire Lovely 2, by Angelique Armae

A dragon cursed to remain earth-bound…Falls for a witch who can’t keep her feet on the ground…

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Lure of the Dragon, by Anna Lowe

Magnum, PI with a shifter twist! Nothing is forbidden to this elite corps of shifter bodyguards and private investigators…except falling in love.

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Loyal Dragon Shifter, by Rinelle Grey

How far is he prepared to go to save his clan? He recruited the beautiful human to wake the dragon prince. Now can he give her up?

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Inception, by Laxmi Hariharan

Mine to protect. Mine to cherish. She is MINE…

From the moment I saw Hope, I knew my life would never bet the same.
When her life is in danger, I have only one way to keep her safe…
By mating her.
But the stubborn woman will not submit to me.
Too bad I have other plans…

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Mated, by Kallysten

She’s perfect for this dragon prince… except she’s a phoenix…

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The Panther’s Lost Princess, by McKenna Dean

She’s a waitress looking to change her future. What he knows about her past changes everything.

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Adrian, by Brandy Walker

A tattoo artist who can’t resist a shiny gem and a college librarian who can’t resist a good book leads to two worlds on a collision course.

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In Deep Shift, by Keira Blackwood

She stole my wallet—and my heart. She’s my enemy, and I know I shouldn’t let her in. And yet even if I wanted to, even when my mission depends on it—I can’t let her go.

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Fifth Soul, by Arizona Tape & Laura Greenwood

One to three and three to one, how it’s always been, how it’s always done.

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Mate of Ice, by Siren Allen

Will a vampire who’s never felt desire and a dragon who doesn’t know how to love be able to make it work? Find out in this naughty novella.

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The Dragon Queen and Her Mates, by Meg Xuemei X

My name is Daisy. I’ve been forced to serve a bad-tempered elemental in my beastly form for centuries. There’s only one way to lift the curse: a kiss from three true loves. I thought I was doomed until three sexy-as-sin dragons stumble into my lair.

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Their Royal Compromise, by Godiva Glenn

Fianni knows a thing or two about life—she’s been around for eons. But three dragons? She may be in over her head… she’s definitely in over her heart.

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Fate’s Fools, by Ophelia Bell

How do you find your soul mate if you’re born without a soul?

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Not So Wicked, by T. A. Moorman

Caught in a realm they know next to nothing about, in a time where they’re hated for not what they are but how they look, these supernatural teens may find it harder to curve their bloodlust than they thought.

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❤ If you love dragon shifter books, feel free to list your favorites in the comments! ❤

Join the Alpha Obsession Book Club

If you like getting free books (I mean, who doesn’t?) and you like reverse harem stories, then I have a treat for you!

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I’ve teamed up with 11 authors to give away a reverse harem book every month in 2019! It’s called the Alpha Obsession Book Club and I am super excited about it!

This month, Keira and I are giving away Dragon Shattered. Next month, a different book will be delivered straight to the inboxes of book club members! These books are not free anywhere else–the freebie is just for people in the book club.

Click either of the images to go to the book club’s website and join up!

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Also, we’ve got a Facebook group going so authors and readers can hang out, talk about the month’s book, and share goodies! I hope to see you there. ❤

6 Holiday Shifter Books

Ready to snuggle up with some holiday shifter reads? I hunted down a few for you to enjoy! Click the titles to shop!

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Howl for the Holidays, by Keira Blackwood

James Harkins has only ever loved one woman. He’s protected her, confided in her, yet kept her at arm’s length. What would it take for Harkins to finally admit his feelings? A car accident, a bear, or maybe Christmas miracle.

Snowed In with the Soldier Bear, by Meg Ripley

An Alaskan blizzard traps a huntress in a soldier’s cabin. Will she thaw this lonely polar bear’s heart? A snuggly, sexy shifter Christmas read!

Lir’s Lady, by Rebecca Rivard

It’s the winter solstice and he’s back to claim his mate… A magical short story set in Rebecca Rivard’s Fada Shapeshifter world featuring an Irish puca shifter and his fae lady.

A Tiger’s Gift, by Ariel Marie

Tiger shifter Dixon Blackburn needed to find a reason to head back to Breckenridge, Colorado because he left something behind in the snow-covered town in the form of a curvy waitress named Deja. When he returns, he finds that he left more behind than just his mate.

Bearcubs for Christmas, by Isadora Montrose

(This story is available only in the Bear Fursuits Books 1-4 Bundle)

Thrill to the adventures and romantic mishaps of 4 patriotic, hunky bears as they pursue their curvy fated mates.

Sometimes a woman needs a little persuading that the hot man of her dreams who sets her sheets on fire is her one and only—even if he’s a much-decorated service man.

The Wolf Who Stole Christmas, by C.E. Black

All Kellan wants for Christmas is to be left alone, but that’s the last thing he gets when Joanna, his pretty new neighbor, shows up. Joanna knows that underneath the wolf’s tough facade is a soft heart. All she has to do is remind him.

Happy Reading!

Whatever you’re reading in December, I hope it’s absolutely wonderful! If you know of other holiday shifter books, feel free to mention them in the comments. 🙂

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!

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.”