Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Review (Long Over Due) - Fated Mates: The Alpha Shifter Boxed Set by many talented authors!!!

Fated Mates:
The Alpha Shifter Boxed Set
Set is no longer available,
but individual books links included below

Goodreads blurb:  If you like your men dark, dangerous and alpha, this exclusive shifter romance boxed set is for you. Featuring hot stories from popular New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble bestselling authors, including Adriana Hunter, Liliana Rhodes, Lynn Red, A.T Mitchell and more, these steamy books and alpha shifters will be sure to whet your appetite and leave you howling for more.

All American Wolf by Adriana Hunter: If Serena's not careful she may lose her heart to Brody Sullivan - the dangerously possessive stranger who is willing to break every one of her rules.

Charming the Alpha by Liliana Rhodes: Hannah Crane's ordinary life changes after she meets Alpha wolf Caleb. As the center of a centuries old curse, is Hannah a wolf charmer or Caleb's fated mate?

Change For Me by Lynn Red: Motorcycle riding, tattooed bad boy alpha werewolf fights to save his mate from his terrifying rival. Steamy, seductive, sensual werewolf romance.

Bear King's Curves A BBW Werebear Shifter Romance by A.T. Mitchell: Curvy Lyla's bad attitude toward bears is about to change. Destiny blind Nick is the Alpha to do it, no matter how much passion, mystery, and danger it means...

The Alpha's Mate by Michelle Fox: Chloe Weiss has finally met the mate of her dreams, but jealousy in the pack and a murderer on the loose make for a dangerous 'happily ever after.'

Romancing the Wolf (BBW/Werewolf Romance) by Skye Eagleday: The romantic adventures of two curvy sisters and one hot pack: Can the werewolves survive Bree and her sassy sister?

Witchy Wolf by Alexis Dare: A brutal attack alters Chloe’s life. As her world crumbles, biker Gabe steps in to pick up the pieces. Can he save her from the danger lurking in the shadows?

Delicate Freakn' Flower by Eve Langlais: Can a pair of hunky shapeshifting jocks convince a not-so delicate freakn’ flower that they can handle her thorns—and her passion?

The Alpha Claims A Mate by Georgette St. Clair: Curvy Ginger Colby accidentally insulted the Alpha of the local pack when she rejected him at the local honky tonk-and now he's seeking delicious, sexy revenge.

A Change To Bear (Last of the Shapeshifters) by A.E. Grace: Liam, shapeshifter, is on the run. Hunted by a man who will hurt anyone he cares for, it's why he can't fall in love. Until he meets a curvy Terry Spencer...

Protecting The Alpha by Tabitha Conall

Curves For The Lone Alpha by Molly Prince

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked this set!!!
(Individual book thoughts below)

All-American Wolf
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Received the ebook from Michelle Fox & Fido Publishing

Okay, I read this book as part of the Fated Mates: The Alpha Shifter Boxed Set, and it is the first book.  I saw this book on its own when it was on sale for 99 cents, and now I realize I was an idiot for not buying it.  Awesome is all I can say!!

The cover is sexy and awesome :)  Love looking at it with that sexy smirking bad boy :)

This story has so much action with a murder mystery and sexy strangers.  Serena is a kick butt female detective who is always having to prove herself in the boys club.  I can totally relate to the challenges of proving yourself when I worked on computers, and men walked right by me to ask the guys I worked with for help, and they pointed to me and said I was the computer person that they only fixed radios.  It irked me but was amusing too because the guys were always laughing when the customer had to back track to me for help.  They never missed what had happened.  Serena is a strong and does her best always.  I love heroines like this!!

Brody is sexy and mysterious, but is he a killer??  Well I’m not telling you, you have to read to find out what happens.  It is action-packed :)  I read it straight through and loved it!!  This is not the typical shifter book that is romance first, I’d say the murder mystery cop stuff comes first.  My grandma will love this book, so I’m going to have to buy it for her.

I highly recommend this book to my shifter loving friends, but also to my friends who like murder mysteries :)  Fabulous, I’m going to have to look into more books by Adriana Hunter :)
Interested in reading???

Charming the Alpha
My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!
***Part of the Fated Mates Anthology which I received from the publisher for an honest review, but I bought it because I liked it :)

The cover is great, and you definitely think shifter when you see it :)

This is the 2nd story in the Fated Mates Box Set that I just bought.  This story had me confused in the beginning, and while the confusion cleared up, I just didn’t connect with any of the characters.  I’m thinking it is because this is the first book in the series, but not sure it could be my head cold and headache.  Hannah is sort of naive as a character in my opinion because she never asks questions and knows nothing about her community that is full of shifters.  Caleb protects her, but you do not know much about him.

I think if you like shifter books that you will enjoy reading this story.  I am definitely going to continue reading more by this author.

Interested in reading???

Change For Me
My Thoughts - 3.5 out of 5 Unicorns - I more than liked it!!
***Part of the Fated Mates box set which I now own and the individual ebook too

The cover is beautiful and dramatic :)  Love it!!

This is a great start to a series, and I definitely want to read more of this series.  This story did start a little slow, and I wished it was more action packed.  But I see this happen in the first book of a series where you are building characters and the world for the readers. 

Both Lily and Damon remind me of my high school students, but this is NOT a young adult book, it is for adults only due to the sexual content.  They are scared and unsure of themselves and their futures; I know I was terrified when I graduated high school and tried to figure out what I was doing.  Lily has a strength of character where she does not give up fighting or on her love for Damon which I really admire :)  Damon loves her but keeps running away.

Grandpa Joe and Poko are both interesting characters, and it definitely helped add something to this shifter tale.

This has a few different ideas for shifters that make it unique and a world to explore more.  I think if you like shifter tales, you will enjoy this story.  Though I am hoping for more action in the next book, I do own both of the next books in this series :)

Interested in reading???

Witchy Wolf
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review, but I also realized that I do own this too!!! :)

The cover is okay, but not at all what I was thinking the main characters looked like because where are the bulging muscles and red hair.

This is the first book in the series. It is about 127 pages so take your pick whether you call it a novella or a novel because to me it doesn’t matter :) It is for adults only due to the steamy content.

This book started with action from the word go. Chloe is confident in some ways, but she has many walls to keep away the others. Gabriel is a sexy Alpha in every sense of the word. Their story is very well put together. Plenty of action, mystery, intrigue, drama, fighting, and so much more that just pull you into the story until you are at the end saying Wow!! I couldn’t put the book down.

I highly recommend this book to any lovers of shifters especially if you like the idea of fated mates!! I can’t wait to read the next book!!!

Interested in reading???
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A Change To Bear
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

The cover is very sexy with both beasts on the cover :)  Definitely makes me want to pick up the book :)

The author’s suggested reading order straight from her newsletter says:  “While there is no set order, I feel that this would be best: At Full Sprint --> Bear This Heat --> A Change To Bear --> Love of a Tiger --> Her Bark His Bite.”  Also a word of caution, the covers have changed, and I noticed that it doesn’t show that I purchased the book since the change, so please check under manage content to ensure you haven’t already purchased this awesome book….I have purchase the same book in the past because the cover changed in fact this is one of those very books that I have paid for twice.

This is the 3rd book I have read in this series, and I’m reading them in the author’s suggested order though I think you could read this book before Bear This Heat….it is a toss up with this one referencing things that happened in Bear This Heat, but in that one, these characters are involved in the interview parts from Monster Magazine.  This book did not have any of the interview or excerpt parts from Monster Magazine.  I really enjoyed this story.

This is Terry and Liam’s story.  Both characters are great, but I just wasn’t feeling as connected to them as I did Cheat and Circe & Sasha and Dylan.  I can’t put my finger on why though.  I do really like this series.  This story is set mostly in Asia.  There is some action, touristy stuff, and romance.

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