Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Fever: Shifters in Love, an anthology

Title:  Spring Fever:  Shifters in Love
Author:  Milly Taiden, Vella Day, Kerry Adrienne, Andie Deveaux, Lia Davis
Published:  March 24/15 by  After Glows
Length:  393pgs
Genre:  paranormal romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Thaw winter's chill with FIVE brand new stories about SEXY, alpha male shifters with spring fever from FIVE of today's hottest paranormal authors.

Match Made in Hell (A BBW paranormal romance) by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Milly Taiden
When quiet Laura Nieves is tossed together with hot as hell warrior Damien Wrath, eternity heats up really fast. Add in the fact they’re living in hell with a crazy mistress, things go from hot to explosive. Their basic urges will take over, or they’ll kill each other.

An Unexpected Diversion by Vella Day
Cheyenne Snow has been given an ultimatum by her father—the pack’s Alpha—find a shifter husband soon, or she’ll be forced to marry. Understanding that the odds of her meeting the deadline are slim, Chey decides to go out with a bang and find a human diversion.

Waking the Bear by Kerry Adrienne
Overprotective bear shifter, Griff Martin, reluctantly rents his mountain cabin to an artist, Amy Francis. He quickly realizes the plucky artist is his mate. But danger is brewing in the forest, and Griff has to be ready to safeguard both his female and his den, at the risk of losing both.

Prime Desire by Andie Devaux
Nicolas can’t stop thinking about the woman whose life he saved, and Evie has never forgotten the weretiger who rescued her from certain death. When apparent serendipity brings them together again, Nicolas is faced with controlling his inner tiger around the woman he desires above all others. But will Evie be able to overcome her fear of his nature to give them a second chance at love?

Bear Essentials (A BBW paranormal romance) by Lia Davis
When bear-shifter Trey meets the curvy, raven-haired goddess, Nichole, he realizes exactly what he wants and knows she’s worth any amount of trouble. All he has to do is seduce all of her insecurities away and claim her as his bonded mate.

My Review:

This anthology is full of fantastically original concepts. There is attention to detain in every story. And the authors really crank up the heat. Each story was a joy to read individually, and together, they’re a sure-fire dose of shifters for all those addicts out there.

I don’t think that there was a single character in any of these 5 stories that I didn’t like. The combination of humans and shifters was shockingly brilliant. Each author has their own take on how it works. The melding of the worlds adds that extra layer of realism that really allows you to live the story vicariously through the characters. I’ve also got to say that Taiden’s twist on Hell & its inhabitants was absolutely priceless.

This is one of those anthologies that you’ll buy because you like 1 of the authors, and fall in love with 4 more. Each story is unique in its own way yet leads readers on a magical journey. It’s a must read for all shifter lovers out there.

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