shifter romance

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 ...

A-
Mating Instinct

I was not expecting to like this book (I know, I know – the clichéd intro). Let me be a little more truthful: I was expecting to hate this book. You see, when it comes to romance novels, I have a marked preference for historicals. Historicals have what to me is the basis of true romance: Passion ...

B
Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter

The second book in the Midnight Liaisions series revolving around a dating service for shapeshifters charmed me. And in a shocking turn of events, made me long for a were-bear of my very own. In this world, nearly all shifters belong to a pack consisting of creatures of their own kind. Sara Ward ...

B-
Demon's Curse

As a fan of paranormal and historical romances, I was very intrigued by the new series by Alexa Egan that combines the two genres. Though this is the first in the series and not a great book, the series shows a lot of potential.         There is a very dark tone that pervades Demon’s C ...

C+
Edge of Oblivion

Edge of Oblivion is the second book in J.T. Geissinger’s Night Prowler series, which continues the story of the Ikati, a race of fierce shape-shifters. I read the introduction and the story sounded interesting. Then I actually read the first couple of chapters with its hokey cattle prod and Furian ...

B+
Dragon's Moon

Despite loving to reread books, I have a strange quirk. If I start a series in the middle, I rarely go back and reread others from the series. Because of that, I put off reading Dragon’s Moon hoping for time to read the previous books first. I never found the time, so I had to jump into this serie ...

B+
Gunmetal Magic

Fans of the Kate Daniels series have long been familiar with her fellow knight and best friend Andrea Nash. This is the first novel, though, that is told wholly from Andrea's point of view. I hope it won't be the last. Andrea is in a time of transition. She has been kicked out of the O ...

B
Tangle of Need

Communication, the experts tell us, is the key to a good relationship. Romance seems to run on bad communication - from the Big Mis to the straight out lies for their lover's good, our heroes and heroines rarely work out their communication problems before the end of the novel. I have no problem wit ...

B
Within the Flames

One advantage that romance series have over other genre series is that they can change up the characters. While the Harry Potter books require a deft writer who can show us both character growth and story progression, a romance author can introduce a new couple every novel and only minimally progres ...

A
Dragon Bound

Narrated by Sophie Eastlake To be honest, when I started Dragon Bound, I was a bit worried. As the first in the Elder Races series, there’d been such buzz about it for months – would it live up to expectations? I’m pleased to say it did, in spades! Ms. Harrison introduces a new world in the ...