shifter romance

A
Silver Silence

Every time I read a new book by Nalini Singh, I think she’s reached her peak. Few authors who have a backlist as long as hers would get such unequivocal praise from me, but after years of enjoying Ms. Singh’s world building and character building (across two series, no less!) I expect nothing le ...

B-
Forest of Thorns and Claws

A well-researched novel about conservation and tiger shifters in Sumatra, J.T. Hall’s Forest of Thorns and Claws highlights the destruction and cruelty caused by greed, poaching, stupidity and deforestation in a supposedly protected rainforest. The main character, Donovan McGinnis, is a vet wit ...

B
Wild Embrace

Wild Embrace is a selection of stories set in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling world.  I found the anthology to be uneven, with the first story excellent and the last one flirting with a D. None of the tales are really “stand-alone” novellas – they will work well only for readers familiar with ...

B+
Wild Embrace

I have long been a fan of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. I remember vividly the first time I opened up Slave to Sensation, and I’ve consistently snapped up the fourteen books that followed as soon as they were released. Wild Embrace has proved no different regarding either my excitement l ...

B+
Allegiance of Honor

Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series is now sixteen books strong and I do mean strong. Every one of the books has exhibited consistent quality, with excellent world building going hand in hand with good character development and sweet, sensual romance. Allegiance of Honor carries on that tradition ...

B
Wolf on a Mission

I took a risk selecting Wolf on a Mission. It is book six in the Salvation Pack series and N.J. Walters is a completely new-to-me author. My gamble paid off in this case as I found the book to be a good point of entry for a new reader and I liked the world created for the characters. Wolf packs a ...

B-
Sumeria's Son

There are more things in the world than are dreamt of in your philosophy, dear reader. And I am going to say this, though - this series is not for everyone. But it’s not like anything I’ve read recently, and that was enough to keep me intrigued. Lycans are descendants of the Sumeri ...

C+
Canadian Wolf

I’m a huge fan of paranormals, especially when you mix in some romantic suspense. My gateway drug to romance was urban fantasy, after all, and the best urban fantasy novels, and the best romance novels, mix a little bit of everything together to make something new. They make use of the tropes with ...

D
The Wolf Prince

I love shape shifters, especially wolves. I also love the fey, most especially the Sidhe courts. So when I found a book that combined both Sidhe and shape shifters, I was delighted. Unfortunately, by the end of this book I was far less pleased. Prince Ruben of Teslinko must choose a br ...

C+
Written in Red

Anne Bishop can always be relied upon for excellent prose and wildly creative worldbuilding. Written in Red does feature both. Unfortunately, the characters and plot aren’t strong, and the romance is (deliberately) nonexistent. I’ve read enough better fantasy, often by Bishop herself, not to rec ...