So I’m neck deep in my exciting new dark shifter series and out of the blue I thought of a few of my favourite shifter reads. If you’re a paranormal junkie like me you have your secret go-to list. But there’s always room for more, so I’ve listed some of mine.
Drop me a line, let me know what shifter book is in your must read bookshelf, or your kindle for that matter.
The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
What an awesome way for a kick-ass series. A mechanic by day, a ‘walker’ by night Mercy Thompson desperately wants a quiet, normal life… but there’s nothing normal about Mercy.
Raised by a pack of wolves Mercy is a Native American skin walker who can shape shift into a coyote. She’s neck deep in the ‘paranormal’ world. Her next door neighbor’s the alpha to a local werewolf pack and she’s been working on a VW bus for a vampire.
Mercy’s life changes when a young, homeless man walks through her door looking for work and cast her headlong into a dark and dangerous plot to hurt those she cares most about. There’s everything in this book, a gripping plot. Kickass heroes and heroines. If you’re looking for an all-round good read, then this book is for you.
You can grab Moon Called here on Amazon
The Dark Hunter Novels, Book 5 by Sherrilyn Kenyon
I know, I know. I’ve always been a day late and a dollar short. I haven’t read any of Sherrilyn’s books until recently. Now, I’m addicted. Night Play is book 5 in this kick-ass series and I stumbled across this title after reading some controversy of one of the main characters. You see, Bride McTierney is a big, beautiful woman (BBW). I would say she represents a lot of the female readers who flock to Sherrilyn’s books. I adored this character, but not because of the size she wears, or the number on the scales. I loved her because she was real, she drew me in and made me feel and that’s what a good character’s supposed to do, right?
Bride has shitty taste in men after her ex-boyfriend dumped her because of her weight. Frankly, she’s better off alone. But that’s not what fate has in mind and Bride finds herself the centre of a furry, hunky and very alpha hunter called Vane Kattalakis. Vane sees the woman underneath the plus-sized clothes and he wants her… badly.
You can grab Night Play here on Amazon
The Wolf Gift
by Anne Rice
God I love Anne’s work. The Wolf Gift doesn’t disappoint. Anne’s writing has that seductive darkness I crave as a reader, and when I heard about The Wolf Gift I knew I had to read it.
The story is about a young reporter, Ruben who finds himself in Mendocino Country investigating and writing a story about an old house with a lot of dark history and as he writes he falls in love with the old place. He’s woken in the middle if the night to hear his host being attacked by an animal. He rushes to her defence finds himself bitten as well. The recovery is hard, and painful and Ruben finds himself changing into something no longer human. Is this bite a gift, or a curse? You decide.
You can grab The Wolf Gift here on Amazon
Twice the Growl
Paranormal Dating Agency by Milly Taiden
From dark to hot! These next two books had me reaching for something cool to quench the damn heat. Twice the Growl is the first book in Milly’s Paranormal Dating Agency Series and whoa, what a start.
Another BBW romance (I’m falling in love with these types of heroines more and more) There’s a lot of story in this short, sexy read. The pace is perfect, keeping you glues to the pages as Talia is forced to attend a wedding by her cousin. She knows her arrogant, douche-hat ex-boyfriend will be there, making every moment sheer hell, so she enlists the help of her next door neighbor, Geri Wilder.
Geri’s not any shapeshifter, she’s the paranormal match-maker who’s just dying to set Talia up with not one, but two alpha shifters.
Twice the Growl will make every woman green with envy as Talia, learns that three is definitely not a crowd.
You can grab Twice the Growl here on Amazon
Never After Dark Series by Elle Thorne
Forbidden is last, but certainly not least, this would have to be my pick to re-read time and time again.
One word makes this series stand out, and that word is… tigers.
Dear God this woman can make fur sexy with characters so real you’ll be thinking of them, even in your normal life. The Never After Dark Series is a spin-off series from her Shifters Forever Series and follows the story of Rafe who has it bad for his half-brother’s woman, Callie.
Enter the cure for that disease, a foul-mouthed barista called, Jax. I adore this character, she’s quirky, temptress who has a thing for… yep, tigers.
If you love your characters real and your sex hot, then this book is for you. In fact Elle’s entire catalogue is on my to-do list and you should put it on yours.
You can grab Forbidden here on Amazon
So, that’s my top five. I’d love to hear about yours.
I hope you enjoyed Kim’s top five list! Let us know what yours are, we’d love to hear from you. 🙂