Recent Reads

Every so often I like to round up my favorite recent reads and shout to the world about them. Here’s a selection of favorites from the past couple of months—

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And a typed-out list:

Circe, by Madeline Miller. Historical fantasy.

The Risk, by Elle Kennedy. Contemporary sports romance.

Nine Perfect Strangers, by Liane Moriarty. Thriller/mystery.

The Sexy One, by Lauren Blakely. Contemporary romance.

Chef Sugarlips, by Tawna Fenske. Contemporary romance.

Have you read any of these? Do you have other recommendations for me?

Wolf Shifter Round-Up, Part 1

Calling all lovers of wolf shifters, werewolves, and lycanthropes! Whatever you call these people who turn into wolves, I have a great collection for you to peruse! In fact, I received so many recommendations that I have to split this post into two parts! The second part will go up next month.

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Interested in reading one of these wolfy gems? Click the title (not the covers!) to go!

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Wild Engagement – Liza Street

Becca’s mama didn’t raise no fool. When a naked hottie on the side of the road asks Becca for a ride, she agrees on one condition: he has to squeeze into the trunk.

Kenya Calling – Tori Knightwood

Tragedy made her a shifter hunter. He would die to protect his family’s secrets. When business brings them together in Africa, sparks and claws will fly.

The Protectors of the Pack Box Set – Keira Blackwood

Running from trouble, running to trouble, and confronting the source. Two packs come together to defend against a mercenary biker gang. Expect motorcycles, wolves, a case of mistaken identity, a reluctant assassin, fiercely protective shifter men, three very different couples, and a whole lot of fun.

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Christmas Wolf – Angelique Armae

Welcome to Dundaire, Scotland, a magickal city that doesn’t appear on any map, where kilt-wearing, immortal Highlanders are plentiful, and where romance and danger brew daily…

Wolf’s Whisper – Arizona Tape

When Akira sets out on a quest, the last thing she expected was to find her soulmate. But when the wolf begins to whisper, it must be answered, and matters of the heart are just going to have to wait…

Wolf Blessed – Laura Greenwood

For Rhianna, being a runaway princess was never easy, but the apocalypse and the pack of wolf shifters chasing her just makes it harder.

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Werewolf MD series and Audiobooks – Taylor Haiden

What better way to cure a patient, than by biting them?

Freeing Heather – Kallysten

His mate, his bloodkin or his clan, this wolf will have to choose…

Dark Stranger – Lisa Carlisle

A wolf shifter seeking a pack mate discovers another type of mate during her hunt.

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Maple’s Strong Alpha – McKayla Schutt

Nothing will stop Raymand from creating his own family with his mate. Maple will challenge the alpha to keep Cora in their lives.

Forsaken – Jennifer Julie Miller

The one question she often asks herself is why. Why has she never been enough?

Craving Her Mates: My Wicked Mates #1 – Erzabet Bishop

When a murder case takes a dark turn, will Natalia be able to rely on her animal instincts to keep her alive? Ryder is a submissive at Inferno but he is also a incubus who helps the local police. Can he and Cage, the new owner of Inferno, help find the killer before he claims the woman that has become infused in their blood?

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Check back in April for Part 2 of the wolf shifter round-up!

What I’m Reading…Gmorning, Gnight!

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So first of all, if it has Lin-Manuel Miranda’s name on it, I’m definitely interested. We’re huge Hamilton fans in my house.

Gmorning, Gnight! did not disappoint. It carries the positivity and the solid rhythms I’ve come to associate with Lin-Manuel Miranda. This is the kind of book you can read in an hour for an ultra-concentrated burst of positivity, or you can keep it on your nightstand (with a stack of fifteen or so other books, she says, side-eyeing her own nightstand) to pick a couple of Gmorning-Gnights to read each day.

During some recent stresses in my life, I found these little pep talks to be perfectly-sized and perfectly-timed. The illustrations were cute and poignant, and although I read a library copy, I’ll be getting this for myself at some point to flip through in the years to come.

Fox Shifter Round-Up

Let’s catch all those sexy foxes!

Fox shifters have been on my mind lately, with the publication of Ruthless Misfit and with Ruthless Outlaw coming out next month! The heroines in those two books, Erena and Margot are sisters who are both fox shifters. I don’t see them too often in PNR, so I hit up my author friends to share their books with me. Now we’ve got a nice crowd of foxes all in one spot.

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Ruthless Misfit, by Liza Street

A mountain lion shifter with a giant secret and a love-burned fox shifter must reconcile the wrongs of their past to overcome the current dangers threatening their clan—otherwise, he’s in danger of losing his mate before he even gets a chance with her.

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Chasing Aledwen, by Laura Greenwood

The Fae Princess of Spring has lost her magic. But with the help of fox shifter twins, Cyprus and Brandon, maybe she can change that.

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In Deep Shift, by Keira Blackwood

She stole my wallet–and my heart.

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The Vixen’s Bark, by Laura Greenwood

All Ari wants is to make a difference, and her seat on the Shifter Council means she can do that. Only thing is that she’ll have to give it up if she accepts her mate.

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Fox Trouble, by Andrea R. Cooper

Can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread girl.

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The Hidden Alpha, by Cara Wylde

Seth of Clan Sylfur is in search of a bride for his future Alpha. Roman Sylfur, the Alpha of the most powerful fox clan in the world, is dying, and his son, Blake, will soon take his place. The second he sees Amelia, Seth knows she is the perfect woman… for him, not for Blake.

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Hunted Mate, by Cecilia Lane

Becca’s been to hell and back and got the t-shirt, thank you very much. After experiencing a tragic loss and the abandonment of her mate, she left Bearden and vowed never to return. Only, fate had a different plan in mind.

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Lure of the Fox, by Anna Lowe

Destiny only puts events into motion. The rest is up to you.

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The Elder Mother, by Carrie Whitethorne

Over six thousand years ago, a demon took Seren’s life. Now known as the Elder Mother, she exists to take theirs. Her return to Earth marks a tipping of the scale – demons are no longer predators, but prey.

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I hope you’ve found some yummy new fox shifter PNR to read! If we’ve missed one of your favorites, feel free to write it in the comments. ❤ Ruthless Outlaw, my second fox shifter book, is up for pre-order. It’ll be out on March 12th–you can find all the retailer links here.

 

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! ❤