By Fairy Means or Foul (Starfig Investigations, #1)

By Fairy Means or Foul (Starfig Investigations, #1) Description:

The last thing half dragon half fairy private investigator Twig Starfig wants to do is retrieve a stolen enchanted horn from a treacherous fae but there s no denying the dazzlingly gorgeous unicorn who asks Twig to do just that Literally no denying because compelling the reluctant detective is all part of a unicorn s seductive magic br br To add to his woes Twig is saddled with the unicorn s cheeky indentured servant Quinn Broomsparkle Dragons are supposed to want to eat humans but Twig s half dragon side only wants to gobble up Quinn in a more personal way Making matters worse it s obvious the smokin hot but untrustworthy sidekick is hiding something Something big And not what s in his trousers In the PI business that means trouble with a capital Q br br Throw in gads of zombies a creepy ghost pirate ship a malfunctioning magic carpet and Twig s overbearing fairy father s demands to live up to the illustrious Starfig name Naturally an old but abiding enemy chooses this time to resurface too Those inconveniences Twig can handle The realization he s falling for a human who isn t free to return his affections and whose life may hang on the success of his latest case br br Not so much br

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

A Cobra's Charm

A Cobra's Charm Description:

Jiri s life has been one misery after the next A cobra shifter he s held captive by a collector who keeps him and other shifters in a private harem style zoo in the Libyan desert Considered a dangerous predator by the other shifters and little more than a boy toy to the collector Jiri is friendless timid and despondent br br Miksa is the collector s latest find But honey badgers are known for their bad attitude fearlessness and fighting spirit Miksa has no doubt he ll escape even if it means taking the whole zoo down with him br br When honey badger and cobra meet there should be instant enmity after all honey badgers eat cobras yet both men find themselves oddly drawn to the other Romance blossoms but can it survive captivity and beyond In order to do so Jiri will have to find a strength he doesn t know he possesses and Miksa will have to open a heart long closed to anyone except his immediate family

Rating: 3.35 out of 5

Ride Along (States of Love)

Ride Along (States of Love) Description:

Drew Nolan is a loud and proud mystery writer with a brutal case of writer s block He needs practical experience with the Baltimore police beat to get his latest manuscript to his publisher on time When he wins a ride along at a writer s conference he thinks he s hit the jackpot until he meets his partner br br Closeted cop Josh de Oliveira lost his family his partner and the respect of his unit all for doing the right thing Recently busted back down to patrol he s relieved to get a cushy assignment at the Author s Police Institute where he ll take one lucky writer on a ride along Unfortunately his author looks like he belongs in the backseat of Josh s squad car long ginger dreadlocks piercings and an I would bottom you so hard T shirt But there s something about Drew Josh is having a hard time resisting br br It s going to be a long night and one hell of a ride as opposites attract and realize they share a lot in common beneath the surface As animosity becomes desire they realize they can help each other out in more ways than one br br br br i States of Love Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States i

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

A Walk on the Wild Side Anthology

A Walk on the Wild Side Anthology Description:

b Shift into love with romantic short stories featuring at least one character who is a shapeshifter These lovers are taking a walk on the wild side indulging their animal instincts when they find love b br br Quiet as a Mouse by Asta Idonea br br Upon moving to a new town shy shifter Paul is instantly smitten with local choirmaster Cale Wanting to spend as much time with Cale as possible he becomes the proverbial church mouse so he can enjoy Cale s music without revealing his feelings But when Cale sees him and traps are set Paul faces a difficult choice What does he want out of life and does he have the courage to go after it Will he be a man or a mouse br br br br Daniel s Lynx by Ava Hayden br br Daniel Rigaud never imagined he d be starting over at fifty five but relocating from his city practice to small town Alberta to become the staff veterinarian at the Lac LaForge Wildlife Rescue Center might help him forget his deceitful ex especially considering his handsome new neighbor Ronan Magister br br At fifty three Ronan s given up on love and prefers to keep relationships short and sexual It s easier than revealing his secret he s a lynx part of the time Something about Daniel makes him long for more but telling the truth proves disastrous Daniel believes he s traded one deceptive man for another br br If Daniel actually fell for Ronan s outrageous fabrication then he might be worried that several animals were caught in poachers traps near their homes that morning He might wonder why Ronan isn t answering his phone br br br br A Cat Builds a Raft by Bee Allen br br Families Zeke knows are complicated and shapeshifter families are a whole other ball of catnip Ten months ago Zeke went off the Schuyler clan radar determined to live a painless life of luxury as a housecat It was a fantastic decision his human Toby feeds him cuddles him and loves him with all the simple devotion he could ever want Sure he sometimes feels the desire to know Toby on a real human basis but it s squashed by terror and inertia br br But Zeke isn t the only one with a complicated family A break in heralds the end of Zeke s fantasy life and throws him headlong into a new drama Toby s family is from the sea where conflict is resolved a little differently Zeke will have to use all his feline cunning to get him and Toby out of this mess safely and both men will have to confront their fears their families and their future br br br br More Beautiful Than a Unicorn by Bell Ellis br br Tobias is a twenty five year old virgin bored with his life and unsatisfied with how average and unremarkable he is until he sees a silver unicorn When the beautiful creature begins appearing to him regularly Tobias doesn t know if it s a cruel joke or some form of mental illness What interest could the unicorn have in someone like him Searching for it in a park at night leads to an attack on Tobias but he s rescued by a handsome and mysterious man called Amar Something about the man calls to Tobias and suddenly his life feels a lot less ordinary and a lot less lonely But fate can be harsh and the biggest challenge to Tobias and Amar s relationship has yet to reveal itself br br br br Shifting Silver by Brandon Witt br br The year is and Allakau is different from the other members of the Alaskan Yupik tribe His people survive by hunting but Allakau is unable to kill or eat flesh As another season reaches its end and winter approaches Allakau encounters a narwhal with silver eyes similar to his own He saves the creature s life but incurs his father s wrath and Allakau is given one last chance to prove himself a productive part of the tribe or be left behind to die As he spends time alone in the woods clues about his past and destiny begin to fall into place with the aid of another silver eyed creature His hunt might finally lead him to the truth about what sets him apart and where he belongs if he can survive it br br br br Man s Best Friend by C B Lewis br br Sam Eastman lives a lonely existence in the mountains of Colorado working as a ranger and taking care of holiday cabins during the winter He gets a new dog from the animal shelter and is shocked to find out he has accidentally adopted a shape shifter br br Philip a young Englishman was on holiday and got a bit carried away on a night out Sam agrees to help him get back to his friends but a landslide cuts them off stranding them in Sam s cabin together They end up getting closer than either of them expected br br When they go their separate ways Sam gives Philip his number to stay in touch but Philip loses it He ll have to resort to desperate measure to find Sam again br br br br Love Marriage and a Baby Carriage by C S Poe br br Theodore Reinhart is a young man looking for love In San Diego At a convention For penguin shifters WaddleCon is the go to event of the year when looking for your life partner but Theodore isn t comfortable with the game they ve turned dating into nor does the convention provide for the gay community A mistake in speed dating table assignments puts Theodore in front of Wesley O Neill a handsome and confident model who lets it slip that he s definitely noticed the spark of attraction between them br br A perfect date ends prematurely when Theodore finds an abandoned egg in a bathroom trash can Unable to leave it behind Theodore and Wesley play a mad game of cat and mouse across the resort trying to keep it safe all while growing closer to one another Wesley may be the forever partner Theodore came looking for but their relationship won t work if they don t make room for a little addition to the family br br br br Faerie Riddles by Cassia Rose br br Alastar Connors s studies of the changelings who live in the forest beyond the Great Iron Wall have been greatly aided by his friendship with the mischievous Gadhar As a faerie creature Gadhar s soul takes a frightening shape but he s always behaved as an eager to please puppy around Alastar When an intimate moment leads to an unexpected revelation Alastar fears he may have jumped to some ill informed conclusions about his friend In his attempts to fix the misunderstanding Alastar stumbles into the kind of trouble that even a quick witted changeling might not be able to get him out of br br br br Fieldwork by Charles Payseur br br Agent Ignacio Ritter is content serving the CXO the Central Xenomorph Organization from the safety of his desk He has good reasons for avoiding fieldwork like the plague his parents died in the field leaving him to be raised among wolf shifters Because of his adopted family everyone thinks he is a wolf a lie that protects him from the ridicule he d face if he revealed the truth br br When the charming and dangerous tiger shifter Agent Reed Daily chooses Ignacio to help close the books on a gang threatening to tear Chicago apart Ignacio can t refuse Perhaps it s the chance to avenge his parents or perhaps it s the tight fit of Reed s suit and heat Reed s smile ignites in Ignacio When the chips are down and the whole city s depending on him will Ignacio prove himself a man or a mouse br br br br Love Unmasked by Dale Cameron Lowry br br Aaron Loreto can t lay claim to being anything as sexy as a werewolf or bearman Once in a blue moon he turns into a raccoon With the predatory members of the shifter community looking down at him like he does actually spend his days rummaging through the trash he prefers to keep his condition private br br When he meets Philip MacRory Aaron falls head over heels Philip is hot sweet and open minded about shifters Given his past experiences Aaron s still terrified to come out until a night of passion with Philip shows that Aaron s not the only one keeping secrets br br br br They Called Him Nightmare by Deja Black br br Growing up Kai Bennu was taunted for skin dark as midnight and his otherworldly appearance They called him Nightmare but Alec Vasilios a wealthy and powerful businessman wants to call Kai his own Kai s past has left him with little trust in others and even more reluctance to surrender himself to Alec s power With both men harboring supernatural secrets finding common ground won t come without sacrifice br br br br Alpaca Lies by Elizabeth Coldwell br br Alpaca shifter Alfie dreams of a life beyond the petting zoo at stately Mattock Hall He can t explore his crush on Simon Mattock heir to the estate and caretaker to the animals for two reasons One he s never shifted into human form and two Simon is saddled with a boyfriend who s exploiting him for his wealth But when a fire threatens both the zoo and Simon Alfie knows the time has come to put his fears aside make his first shift and save them He just hopes Simon will like what he sees br br br br Holy Cow by EM Lynley br br American med student Duncan Stirling is traveling around India with his two best friends who have just married Their last stop is the magical city of Jaisalmer a fort in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan He feels like a third wheel on their honeymoon though the three friends had the trip planned for years to celebrate finishing medical school and have a last adventure before they start their residencies back in the States br br Akash Nandi is an Indian man from a wealthy and well known family At least that s how he appears He hides the truth that his family is descended from Nandi Lord Shiva s bull and they ve guarded sacred places for millennia Being gay and immortal is tough especially when his family s expectations make finding the right mate impossible As his grandmother the family matriarch nears death a struggle for power puts Akash and his new crush the charming American Duncan in harm s way br br br br Werewolf PTA by Felicitas Ivey br br Dr Malak Shahzed moved to the small town of Goodfields for a quiet practice and a chance to leave his other life behind Finding kind and handsome Sheriff Shiloh Payne is a bonus Their relationship is mostly stolen glances and innocent meetings but Malak wants to play doctor with Shiloh if the sheriff feels the same br br All is not well in Goodfields After each PTA meeting the body of a single man is found torn apart by a wild animal and the town is getting nervous br br Murder is complicating Malak s seduction of Shiloh especially since he knows more than he is willing to admit Because sane people don t believe in werewolves Do they br br br br More Fish in the Sea by Fil Preis br br Travel agent Jarrett Joynson won t let his cheating boyfriend spoil his dream vacation but being alone in Hawaii is more difficult than he imagined When his attempts to catch a new lover fail he turns to his Wiccan faith to ask the moon for guidance br br Shark shape shifter Kainalu Enakai is in a similar position His last relationship fell apart because he couldn t share the truth with his boyfriend Now Kainalu is on the prowl looking for a new distraction br br When the moon draws Jarrett and Kainalu together sparks fly But the old scars on both their hearts cause trouble between them If they cannot learn to trust each other it will put not only their relationship in danger but possibly Jarrett s life br br br br Spiked and Feathered by Jessica Walsh br br Anthony s had the day from hell at his call center job and he plans to drink away the memory so he finds the nearest club and gets started Lucky for him there s an attractive man in the crowd who s willing to act without too many questions A hot trip to the back of the bar and some heavy action is in order br br The next morning Anthony wakes in an unfamiliar bed to a hellish headache and the heavenly scent of coffee He didn t ask questions the night before so why ask them now Okay maybe one Why does his attractive one night stand have feathers br br br br A Dove s Wing by Katya Harris br br When his nephew shoots a dove with a BB gun veterinarian Abel March promises the remorseful boy that he will take care of the bird and its broken wing He doesn t count on the dove changing into a very naked man in the middle of the night br br The shapeshifter s name is Darcy and his clan has just moved into the area much to the dismay of some of the residents who hold prejudices against their kind br br Sweet and sometimes sassy Darcy is the first man Abel has felt connected to for a long time He wants to keep him safe and when someone threatens him Abel reacts with unusual ferocity He s falling in love with Darcy but when circumstances separate them he s left not knowing if the sentiment is returned br br The answer to that question will change both of their lives forever br br br br Of Nuts and Men by LE Franks br br Summer break is a time to relax and reconnect at the family cabin in the Eastern Sierras Unfortunately for squirrel shifter Jamie his first day back is anything but restful When his adoptive brothers can t resist winding Jamie up and sending him on a wild squirrel chase for last season s buried nuts he finds himself diverted from his mission in the best possible way br br Sawyer is a man stuck in a tree with no way down and things are about to get a little weird when one very inquisitive squirrel turns up to save the day At least it s not the mountain lion who chased him there to begin with Still it takes a while before Sawyer s convinced he s not seeing things By the time he s got his feet back on the ground it s Jamie who needs a little TLC fortunately for both of them Sawyer s tent is close by and Sawyer has the perfect way to heat things up br br br br Bye Bye Birdie by Lex Chase br br Christopher Robin and Dashiell Hammond couldn t be more different Dash is an iguana shifter who provides aid for natural disasters far and wide but Chris is a flighty parakeet shifter who can t find his way across town without Google Maps To Chris Dash is a superhero but he spent more time saving the world than saving their relationship br br To conquer his heartache Chris books a cruise determined to meet Mr Right Now instead of Mr Right But he doesn t expect the cabin steward responsible for his adorable towel animals to be none other than his ex boyfriend When the pair fall overboard and take refuge on a deserted island old feelings resurface With Dash s hardnosed survival skills and Chris s fickle insecurities they ll have to learn to compromise if they want to get back to slamming daiquiris at the tiki bar br br br br Shifter by Mark Wildyr br br When Gray Fox sets out by canoe to visit Elk Horn his childhood friend and secret crush mysterious forces strand him on a terrifying hunk of ebony rock known as Black Island During the dark cold night a strangely androgynous being seduces the young virgin In the midst of his passion the creature shifts into a comely youth shocking the na ve young man He can hardly wait to tell Elk Horn about the experience But does he dare br br br br To Arizona by Meg Harding br br Dustin Charleston has just been traded to the Arizona Hares hockey team As an otter he s not too pleased by this Arizona is dry he s leaving his home behind and he has to move in with a stranger Things take an even steeper plunge when he meets his roommate br br Chandler Kipling is the captain of the Hares a least weasel and he s got a bit of a thing for his new teammate Too bad that teammate seems to hate him And Chandler s romantic strategies leave something to be desired Will Dustin be able to get the message he s trying to send With a little time their nightmare might turn into a dream if they can get past their differences br br br br A Cobra s Charm by Meghan Maslow br br Jiri s life has been one misery after the next A cobra shifter he s held captive by a collector who keeps him and other shifters in a private harem style zoo in the Libyan desert Considered a dangerous predator by the other shifters and little more than a boy toy to the collector Jiri is friendless timid and despondent br br Miksa is the collector s latest find But honey badgers are known for their bad attitude fearlessness and fighting spirit Miksa has no doubt he ll escape even if it means taking the whole zoo down with him br br When honey badger and cobra meet there should be instant enmity after all honey badgers eat cobras yet both men find themselves oddly drawn to the other Romance blossoms but can it survive captivity and beyond In order to do so Jiri will have to find a strength he doesn t know he possesses and Miksa will have to open a heart long closed to anyone except his immediate family br br br br Always Follow Your Goat by Nora Roth br br Camp Pooka has been a summer staple for Noah Matthews since he learned he was a shifter and he s looking forward to spending a final summer there before beginning his career as a veterinarian But the season takes an unexpected turn when Noah meets blunt but charming Jack Rideaux and his goat Milly Soon Noah is sneaking off every night gladly following Milly to Jack s cabin br br When life and Noah s work intrude and the two men lose touch it s time for meddling Milly to work her magic and help them reconnect br br br br Pastures New by Parker Foye br br After a successful career as Illustrious Ruckus three time winner of the British Open James Kirby has hung up his saddle His experience as a horse in the eventing world doesn t exactly translate to two legs and he s struggling to move on James s quiet days at the family farm with his sister Matilda are interrupted by Archie Ievins a sports journalist visiting to interview Matilda and snap a few photos of Illustrious Ruckus Archie quickly endears himself to the family and to Ruckus and James falls head over hooves only to be brought up short when his ex boyfriend threatens to expose James s secret How can James start something new when he has four legs threatening to come out of the closet br br br br A Werewolf in Sheep s Clothing by Rob Rosen br br Jackson is a member of a wolf pack though he feels alone and not at all like the others A chance meeting with a bear named Woodly shows him he isn t the only vegetarian in the forest it also unites him with Frank a wolf who happens to share the same deep dark secret Together the pair of outcasts might be the only hope for the other woodland creatures who are different br br br br Buddy the Cat by Sara Stark br br Noel is a lonely librarian who spends most of his time working surfing dating websites to no avail and hanging out with the cat who shows up on his balcony every night When he meets Mike he s finally found a man who holds his interest But it soon becomes clear that there s more to the bird chasing businessman than what s on the surface br br br br Wild Fate by Savannah Brooks br br Caden Wells is finally on his way to the Alaskan wilderness fulfilling a dream he s had since he was a boy He s looking forward to solitary hikes and photographing wildlife Upon arrival he s drawn to his guide s brother Drake Fisher a man who resembles beast more than man Drake s unexpected interest surprises Caden but when Drake claims fate has brought them together and that he s a shapeshifter Caden s confusion turns to shock br br With the help of Drake s brother Dean and Dean s family Caden realizes there must be some truth to Drake s story On his way to question Drake the knowledge in his heart that something is wrong is confirmed by reports of poachers in the area Caden sets out to save Drake along with the life and love that have been waiting for him in Alaska all along br br br br Putting Down Roots by Tam MacNeil br br At twenty nine Mark is lonely and unhappy With his teaching degree he never expected to be scraping by at a dead end job in a bookstore So when he s given the opportunity to do the work he s always dreamed of he jumps on it br br But there s a catch Mark has just agreed to spend the summer teaching a recalcitrant student at a lonely manor outside the most haunted village in the UK It doesn t take Mark long to figure out there s something strange really strange about Thomas his host and the father of his pupil They say the village changes people and it turns out Thomas is living proof Now Mark has to decide if he should run like hell or stay and become part of the family br br br br Chords by Taylor Roxton br br As a werewolf Kieran Woodsmith s career options are limited Luckily he can howl in tune and his voice earns him admission to the prestigious Juilliard School of Music Desperate to prove to his family that his admission wasn t a fluke Kieran auditions for the Broadway Musical Review But when he meets an upperclassman with no scent and strange violet eyes Kieran is thrown off his game br br On the eve of his lunar cycle Kieran s friend drags him to a party at the purple eyed senior s house Distracted by the mystery of Brett s missing smell Kieran forgets about the moon When he wakes up in a cage in Brett s basement Kieran realizes he s not the only one who is more than he appears br br br br A Wolf s R sistance by TJ Nichols br br Renny knew the risks when he started working for the R sistance but he never expected to be captured and branded as a loup garou and traitor to the State of France by the occupying Germans Now on the run and wounded he needs a place to hide and heal A blacksmith s on the edge of a small town looks like the ideal place br br At first Marc doesn t want to believe Renny is a shapeshifter but his curiosity and desire to help outweighs his caution It feels good to lie to the soldiers Better to see the heat in Renny s eyes br br One night together makes Marc realize he wants more from life than hot coals and cold nights but with no end to the war in sight neither man can make promises

Rating: 3.63 out of 5