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Book Review: ‘Shifters Hallows Eve’ by Romance Rebels Publishing


Title: Shifters Hallows Eve

Published: 25th October 2016

Publisher: Romance Rebels Publishing / Shifters Hallows Eve

Authors: Audra Hart Bethany Shaw / Bryce Evans / Candace Blevins / Elle Boon / Julia Mills / KD Jones / Lori King / Melissa Bell / Melissa Snark / R.E. Butler Sydney Lea


Tricks and Treats…Chills and thrills… Become Enchanted, Haunted, and Hunted this Halloween.

12 NYT, USA Today, and International Best Selling Authors, bring you brand-new, paranormal shifter romances that are sure to make this a Shifters Hallows Eve you’ll never forget!

Featuring stories by: Audra Hart, Bethany Shaw, Bryce Evans, Candace Blevins, Elle Boon, Julia Mills, KD Jones, Lori King, Melissa Bell, Melissa Snark, R.E. Butler, and Sydney Lea



I love it when the heroine of a shifter story likes reading shifter books and longs for them to be real. Its like their future inner beasts are giving them an insight into what their future might hold. Good job with this one as a spell is going to call Valerie to her mate whether she is ready to believe yet or not.

Charisma is almost to the point where he fears he will go feral from living without his mate. Being the last of his kind he is at the point where he will do anything to get her to appear, even go to the local coven for a seeking spell. The spell will be cast on his mothers medallion and once cast, after his mate has been drawn to him, he will have 24 hours to complete the mating or she will disappear from his life for good and have no memory of him. The first meeting doesn’t go too well for him though – not to self Charisma next time don’t shift right in front of her when she has no idea your kind even exists.

After going to a flea market with her mother Valerie is drawn to a medallion with a tiger on it. Once in her hand she feels it belongs to her and that she is needed somewhere. Then after the woman selling it comes over all funny telling her she needs to put it on before sundown she swears she hears a tigers roar. Thinking her imagination is running away from her, especially after the books she’s been reading, she takes it anyway longing to put it on. When she blacks out and is transported to another place and sees a tiger turn into a man she starts to think it may have been a mistake. Well that is until she gets a closer look of the mouth-watering man that is. His explanations sound unreal but after reading so many shifter books she had always thought she would jump at the chance if one was real and thought she was his mate.

Passions collide, to be expected with mates, but danger lingers with some of the coven. Dark magic is closing in and Valerie is soon to be in danger. Lets hope Charisma can get her through so they can have a future.


Eva is back in her hometown after being away at college. One person she isn’t sure whether she wants to see or not still has the ability to make her heart race. The man from her past that she fell for hard, not that she thought he’d noticed. Though to be fare he may have stayed away for a reason – 1 he is 8 years older than her and 2 he was the deputy sheriff for her father. She always felt a pull towards him and after her college roommate filled in a few blanks on shifters she got the impression she might be his mate with how he acted. Well he did make sure to mark her with his scent when she went away, enough that it would stick around for a while. This theory did have its drawbacks when she visited and bumped into him with another woman though. Feeling crushed she stayed away longer but now she’s back face-to-face with him and doesn’t know what to do – especially with the heated look he gives her.

Jackson knew Eva was his mate from the moment he saw her but her being younger, not having lived yet, he let her go ever hoping she would come back. Now she has he has to pull out all the stops to woe his mate. Shame a rouge wolf is in the area causing trouble. With him being alpha he needs to take control of the situation but it comes at a cost of ignoring Eva on their date. This in turn makes her run back to Cassidy’s place, his beta that was amusing to say the least. When he comes banning on the door she doesn’t want to let him in but its not because Eva’s upset its because she knows they’re going to have sex. Well with being mates they won’t be able to help themselves. Eva might be mad to start with he soon changes her mind. Temperatures are soon rising high with these two but with dangers looming they need to keep their eyes open for what’s coming their way.


This was a funny mix of ghostly pasts and present day/night naughty fun. Eden’s sisters have given her a birthday dare to spend 12 hours in Black Castle. She may seem confident when in the car and telling her sister to drive away but when she starts to head out in the dark her natural fears start to rise. Everything is amplified when the sun goes down. When she makes it to the castle after hearing weird noises on the ground level you might think she would turn back but it doesn’t stop her from making her way up to a balcony to set herself up for the night. Her only friend being a nosey raven who seems to like to listen to her talk but maybe not sing. Though the real reason is a bit simpler, he couldn’t hold his shift without turning back into his human ghostly form.

Gideon has been living a cursed life for over a century. Trapped in his crumbling home living half a life as a ghost/raven shifter. The first time he saw Eden she was a child but he was drawn to her, ever waiting for her to return. Now she is close enough to touch, if only he could. For years the only time he felt anything was when he was in his raven form. Now he is close as Eden enters his home, staying until he fears he might shift in front of her. While trying to catch his breath he rests outside the room only to shock himself with the fact he can feel the coldness of the wall. His senses seem to be returning and his ability to touch come forefront. Feeling elated he gets pulled back to Eden, his need too strong to deny, where she is currently trying to do yoga on her head. The moment she sees him she screams. Shock lasts for a moment but fear doesn’t really enter her mind the longer she is near him. Seems fate has pulled them together for a reason and they should just go where it takes them. Shame they aren’t the only ones alive in the castle. Dark forces are at work to cause Gideon and those he cares for pain. They need to stay together to battle what’s coming but what happens next is uncertain. Is Gideon in his true body for just a short time or can they break the curse. Will love prevail?


Zeke has a yearly ritual, one of self-pity for the love he’s lost. A century has past but he can’t let her go, she was the one, his mate. Being a shifter makes it that much harder to let go. So every time Halloween comes around he drinks himself into a stupor. Holding off on giving into his need for blood, something a bit dangerous for his kind. His friend Tara, a vampire witch, knows he needs to be sated to tells him to pick someone and be done with it. Blood and sex go hand in hand but it’s different this time. When a female party girl offers herself to please him his thoughts are twisted with a scent he thought he’d never smell again, Jenniene his mate. Past and present collide until its over and he sees it was all in his head. Well maybe not, as when he looks up he stares straight into the eyes of his mate, his very pissed off mate mind you. Though she doesn’t really have a leg to stand on as she lied to him back when they were together about what she really is and has let him think she has been dead this whole time.

Jenniene knew it was going to be difficult facing Zeke again and ask for his and the Twin Raven MCs teams help. She just didn’t expect to see so much of him enjoying another women’s mouth. Anger aside she knows she needs their help with the little girl she carries. A rare shifter breed, a sabretooth just like Zeke’s leader Blood – don’t mess with him! She needs them to understand the danger coming not just for the child but mortals alike. A ghoul army thinks the child is the key to opening the veil between worlds and ending the human race. As the danger mounts so does her need to explain the past. She knows she can’t take the hurt back and doesn’t expect to be forgiven but he needs to know everything, even if he doesn’t like it. Seriously girl you think he doesn’t want you! He has spent a century mourning your so-called death and not been able to let go. Deep down I think he might have felt she’d come back somehow. Together again but is this going to be a trick or treat with them this time round? I’m going with treat. Liked that all the other paranormals gave the story a bit more of a twist as you never really know who someone is, what they can do or what is going to happen next.


To say Blooms day goes from bad to worse would be putting it mildly. First she gets evicted from her house and then gets news from a solicitor that her long lost grandmother has died and she is needed in Tennessee for the will reading. You might think this could be a silver lining thing going on but when her car catches fire with her in it after she arrives you start thinking maybe not. It appears that when her grandmother Rose died she left her house and a fifty percent share in the land and business for Scott Butler Farm to Bloom. She will get a million dollars but only if she stays and works for a year, if she leaves she gets nothing.

The one person in the room who is not so happy about a stranger coming in is the person who got the other fifty percent share in the business, Freeman. It seems Scott Butler Farm has always been linked to their families and Roses wishes were for it to continue, with a little help from another lawyer RJ. Seems this town is a little different than most with a shifter pack in tow at the farm and a vampire helping Bloom out – not that she knows what they really are yet. Freeman doesn’t want Bloom there, well he doesn’t want to want her there but as she is he tries to man up and deal with it. Doesn’t work so well with him, hot and cold and then hot again with this wolfs feelings but the moment his sees things a little clearer, that Bloom is his mate, his views soon change.

Hot and heavy when they both let go and give in to their desires but with a mysterious ghost causing trouble if he won’t believe her she will leave and he’ll lose her for good.


Loved the chemistry between Victoria and Daniel. They might have been on a case together but it didn’t stop the sparks from flying, well after a few misunderstandings get sorted out first. Mainly why he didn’t call her after the one and only date they had.

Victoria is a wolf shifter, priestess spirit-speaker and Daniel is a hunter. Their kinds have had a treaty for past 30 years mainly due their fathers and only work together when the need arises. The need this time being that Macan Guffin has gone missing, possibly due to a ghost as similar disappearances have happened all within the same area with the same family generations back.

This is almost a story of two parts as along the way to finding Macan they try to help a resident ghost at their hotel, Charity. A ghost who won’t move on without her husband Joseph who she knows was murdered too. Seems dark forces are within the hotel keeping them apart, created due to the demise of a truly wicked person – a murderer perhaps? Helping them might give them clues for Macan’s whereabouts. While searching his room they come across some notes explaining a bit more about the man who was lost years before. Talks of a monster might be a clue, as it seems Old Skelly protects the gold mines he was looking for. He might be only bones but he packs a punch. Now all they need to do is find Macan, help Charity and her husband Joseph move on, banish the dark forces from the hotel and take on Old Skelly. All in a days work with these too. Here’s hoping the next time they set off it won’t be so chaotic.


Kyran has been drawn to Caitlin for days with no real clue as to why. He just knows that his dragon feels very protective of her so needs to watch to keep her safe. At first he thought he was unseen but she soon opens the door and says he might aswell come in – well if her guard dog Duke will let him.

Caitlin has felt his presence from the moment he was outside; aside from sensing with her gifts as a banshee/gypsy witch hybrid, she could also tell that he’s her mate. She just needs him to stay around long enough for her to tell him. He does spook easily, with good reason though as he has only recently escaped the clutches of the evil Eve O’Baoille and doesn’t want to go back – well other than to kill her that is. He’s in luck really as Caitlin has as much, if not more, reason to want her dead for what she has done. Kyran soon learns that Caitlin is someone who won’t give up easily on what’s hers – case in point climbing a mountain to convince his stubborn ass that they are meant to be together and together can take down Eve. Well if outside forces and friends turned enemies don’t get in the way first.

His brethren were a fun mix at the end that lightened the mood after a bit of a messy scene with another witch. Hope I’m not the only one a little confused with the epilogue, though I really want to know who is in that box. The old dragon language and his Scottish terms slowed me down a bit with trying to figure out what he was saying but after a while I got the gist.


Well this one was a hot read that took you to the depths of hell, quite literally. Raina doesn’t have a good start with being kidnapped by a vial creature and when she figures she’s in hell things look worse. Seems she has been chosen to be Satan’s new toy to play with. When she fears she’s going to be attacked by the creature a saviour appears. She can’t see him at first but his voice and presence make her inner wolf sit up and take notice. Figures she’d get dragged to hell to find her mate, let’s hope he can get her out.

Creed could sense his mate the moment she was brought to his father’s realm and knew he needed to think fast to get her out. Good job his angel mother is on his side to lend a hand. Well at first he thinks he’s safe when they leave hell but when the Fey Queen pops up saying they got sent to her realm he’s a bit wary. Raina too until she senses her brothers on her and realises she must be their mate. Chemistry is seen from the start and its not long before they have the need to mark each other. They just have to find a way to outsmart the devil to keep each other safe. How hard can that be?

Interesting mix of side characters. Thought Raina’s brothers were a bit crazy in a fun way which is good as they are mated to a bit of a bonkers Fey Queen. Kellen the Iron Wolf alpha was fun and had a good bit of banter with Creed – though I think that’s more to do with Creed as its how he acts with most other characters.


With shifter killings happening in the area the only link alpha Luke can see is that all of the dead brought something from the same Halloween specialist gift shop in town. To figure out whether they are behind it Luke decides to take over his fathers’ furniture shop opposite for a while to check out the owner. First impressions count a lot and he doesn’t make a good one with her.

Rita and her friend Mindy, being neighbourly and wanting a closer look at the shirtless hunk across the street, go to make introductions. Mindy gets a welcome hello but as soon as Rita says she’s the owner of the specialist gift shop his personality changes. One sniff and he all but turns into an asshole in front of her. Wanting to just forget the whole thing she tries to brush it off but with past rejections rearing their ugly heads it gets harder. Deep down she knows she wants to give him a second chance but doesn’t really think he will. She shouldn’t worry too long though as he can’t seem to make himself stay away.

Luke can’t believe she could really have anything to do with the killings. He also has can’t understand at first what his wolf is trying to tell him when she is close. When he gets his beta Riker to look into her he realises she is being targeted too for some reason and more importantly that she is his mate. Now he just needs to figure out who the killer is, stop them and then try and win over his mate. He has some bridges to build with his manners but his charm and need to protect her soon win out. Passions are building between them but danger is on the way.


Jace went to broker a deal with the mountain pack but things soon turned sideways. With his pack mates’ dead, him injured and on the run, there’s not much he can do before help arrives. Logic would have him run to his packs territory but a pull towards a disserted house soon has him changing direction. For some reason he knows if he gets there he will be safe, he just needs to get there before being caught.

When something crashes through Eva’s front window she is not impressed. Especially when she sees the mess. She can’t believe a wolf shifter would dare enter her home knowing what she could do to them but something about him makes her pause. She can tell he was running from the pack outside not with it and the saying enemy of my enemy is my friend pops into her head. She can see he’s injured so levitates him upstairs not before noticing his very naked body in the process making her blush. Once awake she soon finds herself explaining whom or rather what she is – a ghost. Once a year though on All Hallows Eve she gets her powers and form back. For 95 years she has wanted revenge against the alpha – Atticus – of the mountain pack for killing her and her family. Seems Jace wants revenge too but not as much as he wants her when he realises she is his mate. But how can a ghost trapped within the house she died in be mated to a wolf? Can the mate bone bring them together? Lets hope they find out before trouble comes crashing through to destroy them both.


Being the only child and daughter of the grand alpha of the Colorado’s Central Custodians Division tradition dictates that they have a tournament of sorts with the eldest unmated sons of the alphas of the north, south, east and west on All Hallows Eve to decide who will become the new grand alpha and her mate. They must enter the valley of shadows, pick a gift and present it to her. Whichever she picks the man will be her mate and she does have four fine men to chose from. Boon from the east who is all about honour, Eos from the West who is a bit of a playboy, Hunter from the South who is a protector and Ronin from the north who is a doctor.

Seems Rainah is not so impressed with being sold off to the highest bidder as she sees it. Well if she’s pissed to start with then she soon goes nuclear when she realises her parents drugged her to take to a cave and chain her up so she wouldn’t run before the tournament started. She shouldn’t fear too much though as four wolves are soon on the way to help her out. You get to see all four starts for Boon, Eos, Hunter and Ronin that then end at same moment with them going for a run to follow her scent. Seems danger is on the way but they will stop at nothing to figure out what is going on.

When Rainah awakes more she’s shocked to see Axel her fathers beta near her. She has always known he watched her a little too much and knows he wants her. She’s in luck when a strange wolf comes to her aid; well right up to her father puts a tranquillizer dart in him. Seems he could tell she was his true mate from the start but with the chains on her, her own wolf can’t. Seems Axel wants a part of the tournament and is willing to do anything to get the best prize for her. Good job her true mate has three wolves willing to watch his back so he can get his girl – well they are looking out for their new alpha. Strange land they are thrown into and its not just Axel they need to worry about with zombies on the attack. An hour is all they’ve got or they’d be stuck forever so they better get a move on to get what they really want.


Destiny wants to return to the scene of her attack a year before on All Hallows Eve because she wants answers. Her strange dreams don’t match up with how she remembers her attack or her savours. Thinking if she can go there it might jump start things. What she doesn’t expect to see is a lion keeping guard. It seems her dreams of shifters, witches and vampires might not be just that but whether she will be aloud to have her memories back is something else entirely. Seems they were taken to protect her and if removed she could be danger once more.

Zeke was there the night Destiny was attacked and stayed with her after to keep her safe. Soon though he knew he needed to leave her to the safety of her parents as he knew she was his mate and only 17. Knowing she was chosen and attacked due to being a virgin its something she wanted to get rid of for a year and that temptation was just too much with him being older. Now legal though it’s not just that that would hold him back. She went through a traumatic experience with being stripped naked, tied down and cut into for a virgin sacrifice. She wasn’t raped but the damage is there so they need to take things slow, something he knows only too well. They also need to see whether her memories can come back to her. If she can handle them she can handle anything. Which is good as when her father finds out about what her and Zeke have been up too – hot and heavy fun times – it might not go down too well. Could be danger from her family and from the Celrau vampires. They took her once so they need to be on guard in case they try again. With a lion shifter at her side though things might be looking up.


5 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from Romance Rebels Publishing for my honest review.

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Blog Tour: ‘Shifters Hallows Eve’


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Book Review: Cuffed & Claimed Box Set


Title: Cuffed & Claimed Box Set

Published: 4th October 2016

Publisher: Romance Rebels Publishing / www.cuffedandclaimed.com

Authors: Elle BoonDaisy PhilipsFiona ArcherHolly S. RobertsJenika Snow / Lori KingLynne St James / Sherri Hayes / Sydney LeaCaitlyn O’Leary


What’s better than an Alpha man in uniform?

Ten of them. Turn up the heat with ten BRAND-NEW law enforcement stories from some of the hottest USA Today and International best-selling romance authors around. These commanding men in uniform will fulfill your every sinful fantasy, and leave you panting for more.

Featuring stories:

Delta Rogue by Elle Boon, Arresting Submission by Daisy Philips, In His Custody by Fiona Archer, Street Justice by Holly S. Roberts, Yes, Sir by Jenika Snow, The Lawman’s Lover by Lori King, House Arrest by Lynne St James, Seducing the Detective by Sherri Hayes, Dirty Liars by Sydney Lea and Her Hearts Protector by Caitlyn O’Leary


Like the tag line says ‘What’s better than an Alpha man in uniform?’ Well ten of course. So sit back and enjoy some sizzling hot reads about some very alpha male cops.

Delta Rogue by Elle Boon

“Keep looking at me like that, and I’ll say screw the men pursuing you and fuck you right where you are.”

This is technically the third book in the series so I found it helpful to have a sort of recap at the beginning to give Hailey and Maddox some context. A fellow navy seal Dex betrayed them and their team. Blake was almost killed so his partner Jojo – along with Hailey and Maddox – have been put on alert. You never actually meet the two guys but hear about them in passing. You are mainly focused on Hailey and Maddox in the crazy shitstorm that’s coming their way.

Hailey has been hiding out after her team was put on alert but an errand forces her to come out into the real world. As soon as she does she feels eyes on her so takes off on her bike like a bat outta hell. She loses the first tail but gains a different one in the form of Maddox when she stops. Good job he was following to keep an eye on her as assassins soon show up guns blazing, and then if that wasn’t enough her bike then goes and blows up. Thinking on his feet he needs to get her fixed up and somewhere safe. Good job he has a friend/partner in his ear he can rely on – seems he has been hiding something too.

Seems Maddox is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her safe. He can see how hard it is for her to trust him from the craziness Dex put them through but deep down he can see she does. The chemistry has always been there between them but they held off for fear of not getting what the other wanted. Seems those fears are out the window when back at his. Saying they are both adults and can share a bed without anything happening is amusing to say the least. Especially with the tent he is spouting from his boxers. Just looking at her turns him on, so he is more than pleased the feeling goes both ways. Electric night together but their bubble is burst the morning after when gunfire strikes again. Seems people are after Hailey, for what they don’t know yet, but as long as there’s breath in him nothing is going to harm her. Loved that he went all caveman dominant on her, he definitely wants to cuff and claim his woman. Something she seemed to like a lot too. Fun times coming up as soon as all the chaos around them wraps up.

Arresting Submission by Daisy Philips

On Cat’s way into work she stumbles across something – or rather someone – that makes her feel uneasy. Thinking she is seeing things as the sexy bad boy on a bike couldn’t possibly be her ex Scott – one currently in prison for fraud charges from her last job. She must really need to get some if just the sight of this man is enough to get her going. What worries her though is that her sister’s fiancé Rick comes out looking shifty and passes something to him. She might just be feeling overly cautious but she knows she needs to get to the bottom of it. Especially when she notices the gun this guy has.

Scott lied to Cat once but one look at her again after all these years and he knows he will do whatever it takes to get her back. That’s if she will even let him explain about the past and what’s happening now. After being invited to a celebration for Rick and Maggie – side note it’s to announce her collaring ceremony, seems the sisters into kink – he wastes no time in getting close to Cat again. She may be a twin but she’s the only one that gets him going. Whether she wants to know about the past or present soon gets pushed back as their chemistry of want and need for the past few years comes rushing to the surface. Scott may not be a Dom but that’s not to mean he doesn’t like to get a bit kinky sometimes, especially with Cat – not that she’s complaining one bit. But with dirty dealings going on around them, whispers of the mob rebuilding and staff members creating an uneasy feeling for Cat will they get the chance to clear the air and start again.

Needed one final edit to get the grammar sorted and correct names used in places.

In His Custody by Fiona Archer

Goes down as another off my 2016 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – a book set in a high school.

Aiden works for the Seattle PD but needs to go undercover for his latest case. A drug ring has come to their attention, putting one girl in the hospital and a guy too scared to talk behind bars. He needs to get information to crack the case but didn’t realise that he would want something, or rather someone, else along the way. But with giving a false name and basically lying from the moment they meet what does he really think is going to happen.

Mercy loves teaching and taking care of her kids. She will go above and beyond to see them succeed. When a member of the football teams grades start slipping she knows she needs to confront the coach. Instead she gets landed with his assistant, substitute Sean. One look at him and she almost melts but shaking her bodies feelings aside she goes all guns blazing saying how important grades are not realising he agrees. They make a deal, if she tutors Cole and comes to his game then he will mentor her troubled student Isaac as long as she also agrees to a date. What women would refuse an offer like that!

They get closer though on a night out with some of the other teachers, brought together by someone who would have taken advantage if he could. Good job alpha Aiden aka Sean was keeping a close eye on her. Something he wants to continue with if she will let him. One night of passion isn’t enough, he wants more but with the little fact he has lied to her about who he really is from the start when she finds out will she get past it. Also a little matter of a drug ring to take down, the leader might be closer to key players than you think.

Street Justice by Holly S. Roberts

With a killer on the lose going after prostitutes Detective Lincoln Street is willing to take any lead he can. So when he gets a call about a prostitute just being brought in that only wants to talk to him he wastes no time in going over to lock up. Gets a bit of a shock though when he sees his sexy as hell neighbour inside the cell and realises she’s the one who called. At this moment he can’t believe he has had the hots for a working girl, as he can’t see any other reason why she would be there. Seems she does have a good reason but one she doesn’t feel like sharing right away. Seems she didn’t call him to help get her out but to make sure her dog Daisy – male dog mind you – is let out and fed. Only after she says that he won’t have to deal with her again does he agree – not that he is looking forward to being humped again by the out of control beast. Though he does soon realise the out of control part isn’t quite true if you know the correct commands – good boy Daisy, you did make me laugh.

Shelby isn’t impressed with her night locked up and if she thought that would be the worst of it she should have known pissing off the judge the morning after wouldn’t be good. Seems he has a way of getting under her skin and when the delectable detective Street just happens to be there she then finds herself under his care. One thing about Shelby is that she doesn’t like being told what to do, you will only get a nice response if you meet her halfway, something Lincoln is getting a crash course in. She can’t deny the chemistry between them so decides to go all in and ask for a bit of fun to help burn off some steam. Neither is looking for something serious but feelings still always creep in. With a killer on the loose though and Shelby taking too many risks will Lincoln be able to take charge to keep everyone safe.

Many points at the end where I thought the book was going to finish only to be pleasantly surprised that it kept going. Really liked this one as it was more in depth and kept you hooked with the quirky characters, and Daisy the dog, throughout.

Yes, Sir by Jenika Snow

Brittin is back in her old hometown Stales for one reason and one reason only, to help stop her twin brother Blaine from killing himself with booze the same way their father did. Getting a call from the local sheriffs department saying he had been in another fight she knows he’s on his last chance and if he doesn’t get help now she will lose him. She keeps telling herself that its just Blaine but the closer she gets to town and the sheriffs department she knows she’s kidding herself. She ran and hid from home for a reason and that reason just happens to be the sexy sheriff Lawson ‘Law’ Blackwater, a bear shifter and also her ex. She couldn’t deal with his alpha views on what his woman should be like back then so she left. Doesn’t mean she hasn’t missed him every second she’s been gone though. The question ‘what if’ keeps going round her head, lets see if Law can answer it.

Law knew the moment Brittin was close, his mate he smelt her on the breeze and only getting stronger the closer she got to the station. The effort it took to stay still and let her come in to get her brother without him just rushing to her begging for another chance is almost too much. Seems his desk is getting the brunt of his tension, especially when he smells her desire along with her uncertainty. He knows he has to tread carefully and is willing to do whatever it takes to have her again.

Seems sexual attraction melts both their brains. Even though they need to talk animalistic tendencies do come to the surface for both of them, he might be the bear but they are both a bit wild. Talk about taking control in the bedroom department, or anywhere else they can find, alpha bear to the max. Seems Brittin doesn’t mind the odd scratch and bite from the man who holds her heart. Lets hope he doesn’t crush it this time.

The Lawman’s Lover by Lori King

One word can change your course in life and for Colby it was his mum saying the word Parkinson’s. There was no way he would let his mum and sister go through this without him so first chance he got he moved back home to Montford and into the sheriffs department as the deputy. There might be chaos around him but one face seems to make it better and keep him calm. One look is all it took to make Colby crave a woman from his local dinner Elizabeth more and more. A girl he knew from his childhood who grew up into one hot dream of a woman. He just has to convince her that he’s worth taking a risk on. If he wasn’t serious then he wouldn’t have waited months to make his move, lets hope she’s willing to jump in.

Elizabeth can’t believe Colby, the popular hottie from school, would be interested in her. Since her divorce she has sworn off men and moved back home to live in her parents guesthouse. She doesn’t want a relationship but something about Colby makes her pause to think. He clearly wants to date her and the sexual chemistry between them is off the charts but she wants to hold back. When he broaches the subject of them dating she all but fires him down until he states that she clearly just wants his cock but not his heart. Thinking that is all he is going to get to start with when she agrees he goes for it. How much can he take though when is heart is on the line? She just needs to look a little deeper into her own to see the truth of where hers lies. Talk about forbidden fruit Colby can’t wait to get a taste of though with Elizabeth being the pastors’ daughter.

House Arrest by Lynne St James

This one is a little different then the rest in that the couple are already together and the guy doesn’t need to try and catch the girl. Only thing with this one is that he’s got to try and convince her to let him in more, after a year of dating I think he should be able to stay over for the night.

Anna might be happy with the way things are going with Ethan but he wants more, he wants all of her. After her fiancé was killed in action she refused to let anyone in but Ethan slowly crept up on her. She is letting him in just not as quickly as he’d like. When he surprises her at a house she is showing she has no idea he has an ulterior motive. There have been some break-ins recently that he has been dealing with and all but a couple have been from houses that her company are showing. He wanted to check it out but also make sure she was safe at the same time. When that house then gets burgled he knows it must be an inside job and with her help they might catch them.

After a late night date at hers he stays over for the first time – well it’s the least she could do after the hot off the charts sex session they have. He might cook more often if that’s what he gets as a thank you. It’s the start of what’s to come though when she informs him of a creepy guy she saw outside the house she was showing the day before. Seems she’s stuck with him until they are caught, as there’s no way he’s letting her be stalked and feel unsafe. She really doesn’t like being told what to do but needs to pay closer attention as Ethan is only ever looking out for her. Nothing he wouldn’t do to keep her safe. She may be headstrong but soon realises that she likes having him look out for her and staying at her place. When the heat is turned up in her office you know the culprit will be spooked, making their next move uncertain. They could be closer than you think and if Anna isn’t careful she could put herself in the firing line.

Seducing the Detective by Sherri Hayes

When a similar murder to a case she is working on in another state comes to the attention of Detective Janey Davis lieutenant he wastes no time in getting her and her partner Paul to check it out. With Paul’s parents big wedding anniversary party that weekend though Janey convinces their lieutenant to send her to check things out first and only send him if she thinks the cases are linked. When she gets to the Town of Liberty and meets deputy Kyle Reed she can only be a bit thankful. She may have a case to check out so knows she needs to be professional but she can’t deny the attraction from the moment she sees him, good job it’s the same on both sides.

Deputy Kyle Reed was almost out the door when he’s informed the detective is there. When he sees her and finds her partner isn’t coming it’s almost like the cat that got the cream. With her needing a place to stay for a moment I thought he was going to take her back to his so was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be his sisters bed and breakfast place. She brought out another side to Kyle, one Janey starts liking the more she spends with him. After checking out the drop scene for John Doe the day after Janey finds she works well with Kyle and his team even if she can’t believe how many times people mention the towns hog roast. Seems it’s a big deal and the moment Kyle crowds behind her asking her to go with him you can see her resolve slipping. The hog roast might be fun but things really start to heat up when they get back to his place. From living in different states though can this be more than a one-night thing? From the looks of the case before them they will be brought together again but I think their chemistry will be more of a pull.

Dirty Liars by Sydney Lea

Nikolai an FBI agent has been deep undercover for an Italian mob for three years. His focus can’t be broken away or the case being built will go up in smoke. On the latest job for them him and his partner Travis are waiting in a club as the family got wind of a transaction going down that they need to intercept. When the families granddaughter and her two friends Corina and Harper appear they can only think that she is the target. The other women would just be collateral damage. While talking it over they lose sight of them. Losing the families’ granddaughter is one thing but Harper is what he fears for most. A drunken hook up months before has started something stronger. It’s this fear that kick starts him into action but not before Annabella and Harper find themselves in harms way.

Harper should have known the night was going to end badly. From the moment Annabella said ‘I have a great idea’ she should have just gone home. Now she is being backed into a fence along with her by a bunch of men with guns looking anything but friendly. Seems she has been in the dark for too long and if she thought that was bad when Nikolai comes along to the rescue he shots first when someone attacks him. With her world crumbling around her the only instinct kicking in is to run. It’s a shame people are on her tail though, bad and good alike but what side is everyone really on.

When a gun is pointed at the woman you care about there is only one way to act – well only one way Nikolai was going to. Shame it’s caused his girl to run. With the bad guys on her tail he has to get to her first and back to his place. Something his handler isn’t too pleased about when he finds out he took her back to his real place. Well it was the safest place to go. He needs to explain if she will let him but as he’s been lying since the moment they met he’s not sure she will forgive. Lets just say it doesn’t take too long for their passions to ignite and remember what they are like together. She’s the only real thing that’s been in his life for a while. He needs to get her to safety but with mob bosses closing in will he get her there in time? Also is he willing to let go of the one person he loves for a case? Lets hope the answer is yes because damn they’re hot.

Her Hearts Protector by Caitlyn O’Leary

David’s day goes from bad to worse in the matter of minutes. Being in Las Flores starting to deal with a case against two military officers he can see (along with the chief of police) that the cops dealing with it are corrupt. If that wasn’t bad enough to deal with the earthquake that hits moments later sure finished things off. Chaos is what follows a few days later when the governor tells him that the prison has had a break out. The governor doesn’t know who on the island he can trust with so many cops and prison guards on the take so passes the role of chief of police onto David – not that he can really take it. The island is a disaster with victims of the quake scattered around. They need help and it soon arrives in the form of Doctors Without Boarders. Once they are set up at the hospital he can focus on rounding up the convicts. He’s in for a bit of a shock when he sees past love Sarah step off the plane. Their romance was short but sweet but ended due to his job taking him away. Well that and the fact she shut off all contact so he had no choice but to let go. Seems this time around is going to be different as one heated look is all it takes to reignite that spark.

From the moment that Sarah gets a moment alone with David you can see how much she’s missed him. Time and distance kept them apart but things are changing. Even with danger afoot there’s still time for some chemistry. Could this be a new start of something true or will the island bring them down? Danger is around ever corner with the convicts and when things start to escalate to the point of calling in the navy seals you know things just got really real and really fast. All things said when chaos hits though you really do want David at the helm keeping things on track.


4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from Romance Rebels Publishing for my honest review.

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Release Blitz: ‘Cuffed & Claimed – A Law Enforcement’


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Women everywhere are clamoring to secure their copy of the hottest collection of law enforcement erotic romance available!


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Featuring stories by: Caitlyn O’Leary, Daisy Philips, Elle Boon, Fiona Archer, Holly Roberts, Jenika Snow, Lori King, Lynne St. James, Sherri Hayes, and Sydney Lea

What’s better than an Alpha man in uniform?

Ten of them. Turn up the heat with ten BRAND-NEW law enforcement stories from some of the hottest USA Today, Amazon, and International best-selling romance authors around. These commanding men in uniform will fulfill your every sinful fantasy, and leave you panting for more.


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Delta Rogue by: Elle Boon


Hailey’s tired of seeing men she considers her brothers nearly killed. The Navy was the one place she considered home, until now.

Maddox is used to playing cat and mouse, his job is to keep the United States safe from terrorists. However, the ends always outweighed his own needs. Only this time, with Hailey’s life hanging in the balance it wasn’t the same.

As threats escalate, and Hailey is placed under his care 24/7 will he be able to keep things professional? Or will it all fall apart as secrets are uncovered and the threats are closer than either thought?

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Arresting Submission by: Daisy Philips


Cat Conroy had fallen for a bad boy before and it hadn’t ended well. Scott Weston was trouble with a capital T. He claimed to be a CPA but in Cat’s experience, accountants rarely carried guns to work.

Undercover FBI agent Scott loved Cat from the moment he met her. Unfortunately, the lies he had to tell were driving them apart. Would she be able to forgive him when the truth finally came out?

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In His Custody by: Fiona Archer


English teacher Mercy Jones has sworn off men, especially the edgy ones. So why does the new substitute history teacher have to be dangerous, raw, and challenging—on every level? His uncompromising masculinity and questioning mind captivate Mercy, tempting her to risk her heart.

Detective Aidan Shaw is a cynical bastard. But when working undercover to eradicate a high school drug network, Aidan meets an intelligent, feisty blonde. Mercy’s warmth and generous spirit awaken a part of him buried deep for too long.

But as he closes in on the criminals manipulating innocents for profit, the stakes grow ever higher.

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Street Justice by: Holly Roberts


Street Justice combines a sexy alpha cop, a bohemian woman with a heart of gold, and a half-Shepard half-Poodle mix with a leg-humping need to prove who’s top dog in the neighborhood. With suspense, humor, and steamy romance Street Justice will have your alpha-cop fantasies on full alert.


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Yes, Sir by: Jenika Snow



I had no choice but to come back. I knew I’d run into Law, my bear-shifting ex, and the man I still loved. I thought I could move on.I was wrong.


Brittin is the only woman I will ever love. She is it for me, even if she broke it off. I screwed up when I lost her, and I spent the next two years regretting it. Now she’s back, and it’s my chance to show her I can be the man she deserves.

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The Lawman’s Lover by Lori King


A divorcee whose broken dreams are buried so deep she can’t remember where she put them.

A Deputy Sheriff with a mountain of responsibilities weighing him down.

A fling. No strings attached. No plans for the future.

Until someone’s heart gets broken.

Find out how Deputy Colby Bricker and waitress Elizabeth Newcomer take their shared past and build a new future, in this sister story to the Crawley Creek Ranch Series.

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House Arrest by: Lynne St James


Ethan Price thought a job as a small-town police detective in Willow Haven would be easy after five years as a pilot in the Air Force. Then a rash of break-ins puts the entire department on alert and the woman he loves at risk.

Anna Taggart is smart, stubborn, independent, and doesn’t think she needs anyone. Having her heart broken before, she refuses to give in to her feelings for Ethan no matter how hard he pursues her.

Will Ethan be able to convince Anna life is too short not to love?

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Seducing the Detective by: Sherri Hayes

sherri-1When Detective Janey Davis is sent to the small town of Liberty to consult on a recently discovered John Doe, she’s paired up with Deputy Kyle Reed. She’s run into his type before—handsome, overly confident, and he has the ladies fawning all over him. It should be easy to resist her attraction to him. If only someone would tell that to her heart.

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Dirty Liars by: Sydney Lea

sydney-1Undercover FBI agent Nikolai has been treading a fine line between right and wrong for the last few years and everything he has worked for is thrown into utter chaos the moment he risks it all to save Harper. Harper’s life has just been turned upside down, and now she must rely on the one man who has been lying to her from the moment they met.

Can they overcome all the dirty lies told between them?

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Her Hearts Protector by: Caitlyn O’Leary

caitlyn-1It’s the worst case scenario for David Sloane as a Military Policeman. An earthquake has rocked Las Flores, leaving devastation in its wake. The local government leans heavily on David to lead the manhunt to recapture the escaped convicts.

In the midst of the chaos, former army nurse Sarah Kyle arrives with the International Aid Workers. As David comes face to face with the woman he’s never forgotten, danger continues to escalate as the desperate prisoners do anything they can to leave the island.

When conditions deteriorate will these former lovers survive, let alone have the happily ever after they deserve?

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Pre-order Blitz: ‘Shifters Hallows Eve’

Shifters Hallows Eve

Tricks and Treats…

Chills and thrills…

Become Enchanted, Haunted, and Hunted this Halloween.

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Featuring stories by: Audra Hart, Bethany Shaw, Bryce Evans, Candace Blevins, Elle Boon, Julia Mills, KD Jones, Lori King, Melissa Bell, Melissa Snark, R.E. Butler, and Sydney Lea



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Joker’s Trick or Treat by: Audra Hart

As All Hallows Eve approaches, the veil between realms wavers, tempting many magickal beings to seek dominion over mortals. However, there are those who watch over mankind. The Twin Ravens Outlaw MC are one such group of protectors. Joker, a former slave turned blood wolf, a guardian who relives the pain and heartache of losing Jenniene, the only woman he ever loved, every year as All Hallows approaches. Until the night when the lover he long believed dead walks through the door of the MC with enemies in tow. Will the return of the mysterious Jenniene be Joker’s Trick, or Treat?

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The Wolf’s Ghost by: Bethany Shaw

Jace has spent his long, werewolf life searching for his true mate. He never expected to run into her while on the run from a malicious pack. Now all he has to do is keep her safe, evade the bloodthirsty wolves, and convince her that they are fated mates.

Trapped inside her home for decades, Eva is determined to set herself free of her prison this All Hallows Eve. That is, until a wolf crashes into her library through the window. Eva feels compelled to help the handsome stranger, especially when she learns they share a common enemy, but will helping him cost her the one time a year she has to break the spell?

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The Haunted Mate by: Bryce Evans

With her world blowing up around her, Bloom Scott is feeling lost. She has no job, family, or future…until a strange letter arrives from a place called Mystery. Could she really be the beneficiary of a will from a grandmother she’s never known?

Freeman Butler has no desire to share his family’s legacy with a woman he’s never met; much less a human who doesn’t know anything about shifters. Surviving a year without giving in to his desire for the sweet smelling Bloom, will be anything but easy, but he’s determined to keep what’s his.

Surrounded by strange people, who believe in strange things, and spirits that seem to have it in for her, Bloom might just lose her mind before the year is up.

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Hallowed Destiny-Forged by Darkness by: Candace Blevins

A year ago, Destiny was abducted by sick demon worshipers who intended to use her as a human sacrifice. They’d already carved evil-looking symbols all over her body when she somehow managed to escape.

Tonight is Halloween — the one-year anniversary of her abduction — and she’s determined to return to the woods where she nearly lost her life. She doesn’t expect to see a white lion waiting for her. Aren’t black cats supposed to be bad luck? Perhaps a white lion will be the opposite of evil. Or, maybe she’s finally lost her mind, because lions are not indigenous to Georgia.

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Dark Lovers by: Elle Boon

Raina wanted what every female did…

The only daughter of the vampire king, and a shifter, Raina had everything she could ever want, except the HeartsLove she craved. When Satan kidnaps her to be his consort she comes face-to-face with the possibility of never finding it.

Creed was equal parts good and bad…The son of Satan and an angel, he lives a life filled with death and battle, excelling at each. Until he found his Chosen in his father’s chamber.

What would you do to save those you love? Creed will give up his soul in order to save Raina. She realizes he’s her other half and can’t live without him. Will they both be willing to sacrifice for the other?

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Tears for Her Dragon by: Julia Mills

Escaped from hell on earth, lost and alone, a wail in the night calls to not only his beast but also his heart. Finding this tortured woman is all that matters.

On the run, hiding in plain sight, the icy fingers of doom invade her soul. The pull of the world she fled tears at the fiber of her being.

Lovers from different worlds, fighting a common enemy, thrown together by the Reaper himself, helpless but to do as he bids.

Can these two souls find peace when the Devil himself is demanding his due?

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Once Upon a Hallows Eve by: KD Jones

Halloween is the busiest time of year for Rita Russell and her little shop. Then Luke Conrad shows up and thwarts her happiness. She’s refuses to let him ruin everything she worked for.

Luke Conrad is the alpha of the local werewolf pack and has to track a murderer while keeping their secret safe from the humans. Standing in his way is a curvy spitfire shop owner who his wolf wants to claim, and she happens to be his number one suspect.

Nothing will ever be the same for these two when the pack runs . . . once upon a Hallow’s Eve.

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Haunted by Love by: Lori King

It was the dare to end all dares, and she didn’t have the option of backing down. Spend Halloween night in the haunted castle in the forest. She figured it would be easy enough; after all, she didn’t believe in ghosts.

A hundred years trapped in an inescapable hell had twisted his heart into a black rock of despair and loathing for everything human. Many had tested his limits over the centuries, but none had reached into his soul the way she did.

To overcome, he was to reach her, but she doesn’t believe. Will they both spend the rest of eternity haunted by love?

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The Valley of Shadows by: Melissa Bell

Steeped in centuries of tradition and in accordance with the Laws of Lupine. When the daughter of an Alpha comes of age, she stands before her pack as the prized female. Held in the Valley of Shadows, on All Hallows Eve is a twisted game of survival. Only the eldest unmated son of the Alpha’s may compete for if they fail it means they are dead. It is part of an ancient ceremony one that will bring packs together from far and wide. It’s an honor to be chosen to run the gauntlet, and a disgrace not to accept.

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Hunter’s Mark by: Melissa Snark

ER nurse Victoria Storm anticipates a joyous Winter Nights ceremony with her wolf-shifter pack, but a determined hunter upsets all her plans. Daniel Barrett wants her help because he suspects a ghost is behind his friend’s disappearance. As a pagan priestess and spirit-speaker, she can discover things he can’t. He’s as sexy as he is persistent–she finds him impossible to refuse. Throw in a trip to a remote Arizona town, a haunted hotel, and a lost gold mine, and their evening is about to get interesting.

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The Tiger’s Bride by: R.e. Butler

As the last golden-furred tiger shifter in existence, Charisma knows that the only opportunity he has to find his soulmate is to wait for the All Hallows Eve full moon. With an enchanted medallion in hand, Charisma casts the spell for his soulmate, hoping that the necklace will find the one woman meant to be his. Unless he finds his other half, his beast will slowly take over and he’ll go feral. What he doesn’t expect is interference from the very Wiccan who helped him, and for his soulmate’s life to be on the line.

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Mate Hunt by: Sydney Lea

When Eva finally returned home she had three goals. Find a place of her own, get settled into her new job…and avoid Jackson Hollinger at all costs. Little did she know that the man in question had very different plans for her.

However, when a rogue wolf kidnaps the alpha’s new mate and sends a human hunting party in Eva’s direction on the eve of her first shift, it’s up to Jackson to make sure he finds her first. Will Jackson get there in time?

It’s Halloween, and it’s time for a mate hunt.

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