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.
Calling all readers who love paranormal romance and are ready to kick winter to the curb! Join NY Times & USA Today Bestseller, Milly Taiden, Lia Davis, Kerry Adrienne, Vella Day & Andie Devaux and celebrate SPRING FEVER: SHIFTERS IN LOVE and kick start the spring season with some sexy shifter action.
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 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.
Spring Fever: Shifters in Love was a decent read and a good intro to new authors. Of the five, Lia Davis was the only one I’d read anything by before. I love shifters, though, so this book seemed right up my alley.
Cheetahs (a first for me!), bears, mountain lions, and a wolf–fun! Plus, each story was short enough to be read in a sitting, which is great when you’ve got a busy schedule.
Though they all were affected to differing degrees by the novella’s eternal complaint–being too short to really develop a full story satisfactorily–Spring Fever was an entertaining way to pass the time though some stories were more solid than others. They definitely improved as the book went on–the first story’s plot (An Unexpected Diversion) relied a bit too heavily on characters not bothering to have the obvious conversations for my taste, though it did have potential. Several of the stories utilized insta-love (or at least insta-lust), but with the excuse of the animal inside the shifter recognizing its mate, it’s a more palatable device than it might otherwise be.
The last two stories were my favorites (Bear Essentials and Match Made in Hell), even though the fact that the hero in Hell was a shifter was almost an afterthought–it definitely wasn’t as much of a plot point as in the other stories. He thought more about his wolf than we actually saw it in action.
If you’re looking for new paranormal authors, though, give this anthology a try. You just might find a new series to read.
Rating: 3 to 4 stars for individual stories–overall, 3 1/2 stars and a C+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!
An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.
Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.
Milly Taiden (also writes as April Angel) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean (to her) known as the Dominican Republic. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.
When she’s not working full-time, texting with her best friend Heidi in England, chastising her son for pulling the dog’s ears, shopping with her sister Jewel or watching scary movies with her husband, she can be found writing on her laptop.
She’s addicted to shoes, chocolate, Dunkin Donuts coffee and JIMMY THOMAS covers!
Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals, including a panther chameleon. Her shoe horde will attest to her fine shopping skills.
In addition to writing, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, and editor. Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures.
Kerry is represented by Marisa Corvisiero.
Not only do I love to read, write, and dream, I’m an extrovert. I enjoy being around people and am always trying to understand what makes them tick. My books must have a happily ever after, and I need characters I can relate to. My men are wonderful, dynamic, smart, strong, and the best lovers in the world (of course).
You’ll find me most days on my chaise lounge with my laptop and my iced tea(unsweetened!) on the side table. I love to sleep in late and write into the wee hours. I also love FB, so you’ll find me on there, too!
I believe I am the luckiest woman. I do what I love and I have a wonderful, supportive husband, who happens to be hot!
Fun facts about me:
(1) I’m a math nerd who loves spreadsheets. Give me numbers and I’ll find a pattern.
(2) I’m addicted to taking pictures (I taught high school photo for 30 years). I plan to periodically post some of my favorites on my newsletter [so sign up!].
(3) I also like to exercise. Yes, I know I’m odd. Not only do I walk with different women each week, I teach Pilates twice a week at a local rec center, and lift weights the other days.
I love hearing from readers either on FB or via email (hint, hint). [firstname.lastname@example.org]
In case you didn’t know, I also write as Melody Snow Monroe (www.melodymonroe.com)–erotic romance for Siren Publishing.
Andie writes sexy erotic romance and erotica stories that push boundaries. When she’s not writing (or reading!), she can usually be found daydreaming or attempting a new recipe. She thinks that life should require happily ever afters. And since she doesn’t make the rules of life, she instead applies this philosophy to the worlds she can control-the ones in her books.