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Monday, December 30, 2013




Since the murder of her best friend, Jazz is stuck in a safe but lonely way of life. She’s willing to sacrifice everything to keep herself and her family safe from the shifter world. The sexy stranger who struts into her friend’s bar changes all that. From the first glance Jazz knows she’s sunk—their chemistry sizzles from across the room, it’ll be undeniable up close.

Jazz is the most beautiful female Rafe has ever seen and he wants her from the second he sets eyes on her. The depth of the need that swamps him every time he’s near her surprises him. It takes every last ounce of his self control not to pounce on Jazz and make her his. Only her distrust of his shifter nature holds him back. He counts it as a win every time his beloved human gives in to their passion and takes him to her bed. But Rafe’s patience isn’t infinite and he’ll do whatever it takes, face any danger—past or present—to ensure that Jazz becomes his. Forever.


Unexpected Find -

This is the first book in the Royal Prides series, and the debut novel of Nancy Corrigan. I have to say, I will definitely be picking up the rest of the books in this series as they come out. The author definitely has talent, and knows her way around a story.

Jazz is a human who is very wary of shifters. She has already lost her best friend, and will do anything to keep her family safe from shifter threat. 

Rafe is the shifter that comes along, and changes her world and beliefs..

This shifter story really took me by surprise. The world building is superb,  and the vivid imagery unique. She allows the reader to "walk" beside the characters and see what they see, hear what they hear, feel what they feel. It was very well done, and took me on a journey that I was unable to stop until the end.

Jazz and Rafe are very likeable main characters, the emotions they feel come across as you read. You can empathize with them, hurt with them, and cheer beside them. The sexual aspect of their relationship was smoking hot, sizzling even. A few times I thought my kindle would spontaneously combust. Lynn sure knows her way around a bedroom scene...

The plot was fast paced, well thought out, action packed, and sincere. I was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. 

This was a fantastic read, and I recommend it to all the shifter lovers out there. You will not be disappointed.



The butterflies in Jazz’s belly took flight. The man was a romantic. “You know, I’m starting to enjoy the odd way you talk. It makes me feel as if I walked into a world where princesses wait to be swept away by their knight in shining armor.”

Rafe grinned, the sad look replaced by amusement. Releasing her hands, he slid his around her waist. “You would make a beautiful princess.”

“Would I?”

“One to be fought for.” He twirled a lock of her hair around a finger. “What about me? Would I fill the role of your knight in shining armor?”

She smiled, completely charmed by this man. She ran her hands over his chest, luxuriated in the layers of muscle under her palms. “I don’t know if any horse would be able to carry you for long. I see you more as a warrior, a conqueror.”

“One who demands the bonny ladies as his reward after a battle?” He swept her into his arms. She gasped and grabbed his shoulders. Lust heated his eyes as he mapped her face. “Oh yes, I like this fantasy and in it I get to choose you as my booty.” He bent his head closer so his golden eyes filled her vision. “I think I might keep you, Jasmine.”

Her breath hitched. “I think you have a wild imagination.”

“Or a hopeful one.” He eased back but watched her with that focused gaze she was starting to associate with him. “I want you.”

The lust-hazed glint to his eyes told her exactly what he wanted. For once in her life, she did too—but it couldn’t happen. She had responsibilities. Spontaneity and motherhood did not mesh. The little episode in Josh’s office proved that. She would’ve been mortified if Sara walked in while they were having sex. Everyone in town would’ve known within the hour. The other playgroup moms would find out, maybe shun her or at least look at her negatively. No. Any liaisons she had would have to be planned and kept hidden.

She licked her upper lip. “I haven’t had sex in a really long time, Rafe.” She dropped her gaze and stared at his chin. “What we did tonight wasn’t like me either. I’m not like that. Easy.”

He brushed his lips over her forehead. “I know.” He set her on her feet and took her hand. “Come, let’s get you home.”


I've always been an avid reader and encourage everyone to escape the hectic daily grind with a few minutes a day in your favorite book.

I'm lucky enough to share my cat's home with my three wonderful children, husband, dog and snake. When not writing, I work as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.

My passions beyond reading and family include music, classic cars, tattoos and animals (all of which have found their way into my writing in one form or another).

So that's a little bit about me...



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  1. Tall, muscular and tattooed sounds good to me. Sounds like a great read, too! Congrats on your release!

  2. Good Morning :-)
    Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Rafe and Jazz's story.

  3. What a great review. This is a series I am going to have tor read, starting with this book.

    1. Thank you! I'm very excited about writing it too. I love these characters, except when I have to have a tissue box by my side when I write those dark moments.

  4. This looks like it's going to be another great Ellora's Cave series. Thx for the giveaway

  5. Great review. Tall and muscular sounds good to me.

    1. Thank you! And yes, it does, lol. We all love our alphas.

  6. Thanks for doing this! I think my preferences for a hero would most defiantly be the mysterious dark stranger. =)

    cloud.weaver.girl AT gmail DOT com

    1. Mysterious and dark will definitely meet my hero's descriptions in the second series I'll be writing for Ellora's.
      Good luck!

  7. My hero would be tall, built really well, dark hair a little long, bright piercing eyes, and mysterious looking. I really enjoyed this book! Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Happy New Year! evamillien at gmail dot com

    1. Ooh, I like that description! He'd make a great alpha hero. I'm so happy you enjoyed this book and good look in the giveaway!
      Also, Happy New Year to you! It'll be a busy one for me. Two more books for this series will come out in '14 and I'll be starting another for Ellora's.

  8. WELL...I did always like my men big and stupid...football players, boxers--who maybe had been hit in the head once too often. LOL. Now that I'm older, I still like my heroes big, but clever & resourceful, and emotionally wounded somehow. Some of my favorite TV alphas are: Seeley Booth (Bones), John Reese (Person of Interest), and Nick Fallin (Simon Baker when he was The Guardian).

    1. Those are some very good TV alphas ;) I agree.
      I too love wounded heroes especially when their women are the ones who can heal them.

  9. Tall, strong, has tattoos and is a bad boy.
    Thanks for the chance to win!


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