SHIFTER
by Angela Knight, Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day, Virginia Kantra

March 2008
ISBN: 978-0-425-22035-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback
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From the past to the future, these talented writers bring us four very different stories that all have one thing in common – finding true love.


Mad Dog Love by Angela Knight takes us into the future, to a time when space travel is the norm and humans are genetically altered. Rance Conlan, aka Mad Dog, was captured months ago, his strength and ability to shift stunted by a slave collar. He wants nothing more than to escape and get his revenge. Zarifa Lorezo needs a body guard to protect her from her fiancée and she buys Rance, though slavery is something she is adamantly opposed to. Now Rance has to decide if revenge is sweeter than love.


A Jaguar’s Kiss by Lora Leigh continues her popular Breed series. Natalie Ricci is thrilled when she learns she’s been accepted to teach Breed children in Buffalo Gap. She’s not as thrilled with bodyguard Saban Broussard. Yes, his accent is knee weakening and he’s easy on the eyes, but Natalie has had it with controlling men. The first time Saban saw Natalie, he knew he’d found his mate, but he soon realizes she has no intention of making things easy for him.


Alyssa Day brings us back to the Big Cypress National Preserve in Shifter’s Lady. Marie is brought from Atlantis to Miami so she can visit her brother Bastien and meet his new mate Kat. But when she arrives, trouble leaves her under Ethan’s protection. Ethan feels an immediate connection to Marie, but the betrayal of his first wife has left him wary of all women. Besides, Marie isn’t a shifter, so they can have no kind of life together. Then Marie’s life is threatened and Ethan realizes he doesn’t want to live without her. This story will definitely leave the readers anxious for the next story in this captivating series.


The final story in this anthology takes us back in time with Sea Crossing by Virginia Kantra. Emma March has lost her position as a teacher when the governor of the school seduces her and then laughs at her wishes to get married. Now she’s on a ship sailing towards Canada where she’ll be an indentured servant. During the voyage the ship is damaged and when it begins to sink, Emma finds herself thrown into the ocean. Griff rescues Emma and brings her back to his home. His people need a teacher but he fears Emma will never want to stay if she learns the truth.


Four great authors, four unforgettable stories! Fans of these series as well as newcomers will love these characters.


Reviewed in February 2008 by Jackie.