Spotlight on Desert Bound (Cambio Springs # 2) & Giveaway

Elizabeth Hunter has recently released the second installment in the Cambio Springs series, a new paranormal romance series featuring supernatural shape-shifters. Although I haven’t had the chance to start this series, I have read her paranormal Elemental Mysteries series and really enjoyed it. Based on my experience with the Elemental Mysteries series, I can say Hunter is a talented writer and gifted storyteller! If you like the paranormal, I certainly recommend that you give this author’s work a try.

About the Cambrio Springs Series

“Welcome to Cambio Springs! Population? Well, you could say that it… varies.

In this small desert town, secrets bubble up from the desert floor, and history is written on the canyon walls. Seven friends will gather at the crossroads, because in Cambio Springs, everything—and everyone—changes.

In a town populated by shape shifters, tradition and loyalty hold the community together, but when change comes from the outside, secrets are revealed, friendship is tested, and more than a few claws come out.” (from Goodreads)

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Desert Bound (Cambio Springs # 2)  by Elizabeth Hunter

Publication Date: October 14, 2014

Genre: Paranormal Romance



Can you turn the clock back on your first love? Would you even want to try?

Alex McCann and Teodora “Ted” Vasquez left Cambio Springs together. Ted came back. Alex didn’t.

Now, years later, the future alpha of the McCann wolves has returned with plans to bring new life to the dying desert community. Plans that could change everything for the isolated enclave of shapeshifters in the California desert. Some love the plan. Others hate it.

As the town’s doctor and one of the strongest daughters in the cat clan, Ted has her own concerns about exposing her community to outsiders. The two former lovers are at each other’s throats. And everyone is watching to see what happens.

But when murder once again strikes Cambio Springs, can they overcome their past to help the community they both call home? And can the love they shared once burn again when so many stand against it?

Available from Amazon Desert Bound (Cambio Springs) (Volume 2)

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Blog Tour & Giveaway for Changling (Curse of Kin #2)


Changling (Curse of Kin #2) by Ari Harper


Series: Curse of Kin #2
Release date: October 30th 2013
Publisher: Lycaon Press

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Each of the three friends has a place in the curse. This book follows Sully as he finds out more about his history and his skills.
Nera’s best friend Sully knows there is something special about him. After all, he is related to her uncle and Jasper is a witch.
Stands to reason that something would have been passed down.
They just have to find what powers Sully has been bestowed with.
But when they do, is it as simple as he thinks?
To be able to change into his animal and run wild is one thing. To be hunted for the beast that he is, is another. And when they find out who wants him dead, they realize that life isn’t as simple as they thought.

DragonFury Series Spotlight & Giveaway


Fury of Fire (Dragonfury # 1)

Fury of Fire coverA clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her he is bound by duty.

Myst loves her life in the human world, but Bastian has captured her heart in an instant of electric connection. But Bastian and his warriors are in the middle of a deadly battle with the Razorback dragon-shifters, intent on killing every Nightfury clan member—and the humans they protect—the fate of their world and ours hangs in the balance.

An extraordinary blend of action, fantasy, and steamy romance, Fury of Fire brings to life a dangerous new world intertwined with the survival of humanity, all while exploring the meaning of honor and the nature of true love.


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Series Spotlight & Giveaway for Alpha Pack


I’m excited to showcase the Alpha Pack series by J.D. Tyler.  I really, really want to read this series as soon as I get a chance.  The series has a unusual plot because the books have a blend of military romance and an element of the paranormal involved.  Former Navy SEALS who are shape shifters? I’m intrigued.


Primal Law (Alpha Pack # 1)

Primal Law

 Founded by a group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers tasked with eliminating the most dangerous predators in the world. But the gift of their abilities comes at a price…

After a massacre decimates half his team and leaves him crippled, Jaxon Law must relearn how to fight—and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when he rescues a beautiful woman who reawakens his primal instincts, Jax is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead.

On the run from her employer, brilliant lab assistant Kira Locke has evidence that leads the Alpha Pack on a hunt for someone targeting human civilians with Psy abilities. And as Jax and Kira circle both the killer and each other, Jax will have to decide if the deep connection he feels with Kira is worth breaking the ultimate shifter rule—because bonding with Kira means putting his abilities at risk, and they might be the only tools he has to keep his mate alive…

Available At

Amazon: Primal Law: An Alpha Pack Novel

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Black Magic (Alpha Pack novella #1.5)

Black MagicAn original Alpha Pack novella featuring the sexy sorcerer and panther shifter Kalen Black…

Recruited by the Alpha Pack, Kalen Black is still very much a lone wolf. But when a paranormal creature threatens the life of Dr. Mackenzie Grant, Kalen must use all of his abilities to rescue her. This brush with death excites a passion between them, and after a night of intense pleasure, Kalen leaves Mac with a mysterious gift that just might save her life again.…

Available At

Amazon:Black Magic: An Alpha Pack Novella (A Penguin Special from New AmericanLibrary)

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Savage Awakening (Alpha Pack #2)

Savage Awakening CoverA group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. But sometime those dangers are more intimate than they bargained for…
After a mission goes wrong, Aric Savage is taken prisoner. Half-dead and despairing, he makes a stunning discovery: his Pack mate Micah Chase, who was reported dead, is a fellow captive. When the Alpha team goes into full-rescue mode, accompanying them is an absolute stunner with sable hair–and a spine of solid steel.

LAPD officer and Psy Dreamwalker Rowan Chase has one priority: her brother Micah’s recovery. Still, she can’t help but be drawn to Aric, the ruggedly handsome wolf shifter who pleasures her as no man ever has–however fleeting their affair is destined to be. But when Aric’s life is endangered, Rowan must ask herself what she’s willing to sacrifice in the name of love, for the man fated to be her Bondmate.

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Amazon:Savage Awakening: An Alpha Pack Novel

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Black Moon (Alpha Pack #3)

Black Moon CoverEver since he saved Dr. Mackenzie Grant’s life, panther shifter and sorcerer Kalen Black has had trouble keeping the beautiful doctor out of his thoughts, and his heart. The brush with death awakened an intense passion between them–one that for the first time had the notorious loner letting down his guard.
With the Alpha Pack battling an evil Fae who is slowly gaining control over Kalen’s mind, Kalen can no longer trust his own actions, and he breaks off his affair with Mackenzie in order to keep her safe. But when Mackenzie learns that she is carrying Kalen’s child, no amount of danger will keep her away from the man she loves. To be with his mate and unborn child, Kalen will have to unleash the full fury of his power, and risk destroying them all…

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Hunter’s Heart (Alpha Pack #4)

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Publication Date:  September 3, 2013

A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. And when the battle gets personal, their wild side is unleashed….

Ryon Hunter sees dead people—spirits that beg him for help in ways he can’t understand. He’d do anything to end the torment, until a beautiful spirit appears to him with a plea he can’t ignore: Help me…I’m alive. The woman is wildlife biologist Daria Bradford, mortally wounded after encountering a white wolf, calling to Ryon through a rare Psy gift.

When Ryon locates Daria in the Shoshone National Park, it is almost too late, but nursing her back to health at the Alpha Pack compound brings a new complication—Daria is his destined mate, and Ryon is afraid of what will happen when she discovers what he is, and what he had to do to save her life. But the biggest threat of all is still loose in the forest, leaving a merciless trail of death behind it. The Alpha Pack goes on the hunt for the mysterious white wolf, determined to stop the murderous rogue… only to find that the most lethal creature of all is the one they can’t see coming… 

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Coming March 4, 2014

Cole’s Redemption (Alpha Pack #5)

Cole's Redemption coverOnce, they were Navy SEALS. Now they are the Alpha Pack: a top secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers who take on the darkest dangers on Earth. But sometimes the greatest danger lies within their own hearts….

Healer and black wolf shifter Zander Cole has survived horrors that would have broken a weaker man. But when a battle leaves him deaf and his powers dimmed, Zan is devastated. Believing himself to be a burden to his team, he sees only one option: leave the Pack forever.

White wolf shifter Selene Westfall knows pain—she is certain her father was responsible for her mother’s death. And she lives to exact revenge. So when she is challenged by a savage black wolf, she puts up a vicious fight—only to become the black wolf’s Bondmate as a result of his bite.

Two damaged souls—one filled with hatred and one who’s lost his reason for living—are forced together as they come to terms with their unlikely, turbulent bond. A love neither expected may be all that stands between them and a killer trying desperately to keep the past dead and buried…. 

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About the Author

JD1color.jpgJ.D. Tyler is an award-winning, multi-published author who writes for New American Library under three pseudonyms. Whether this is due to an overdose of ambition or a multiple personality affliction, she’ll never tell.

J.D. writes dark, sexy paranormal romance and has a huge thing for shifters, vampires, the Fae, and just about everything else that goes bump and grind in the night. She can’t get enough of those dangerous supernatural heroes, and the fun of creating her own was just too much temptation to resist… so she didn’t. J.D. doesn’t do self-denial.

When she isn’t writing, J.D.’s idea of a good time certainly isn’t cleaning house (sniff), bungee jumping (not in this lifetime, or the next), or camping (her idea of “roughing it” is a slow bellboy). She enjoys reading, being pampered like the diva she is, and spending time with her awesome family. She lives in Texas with her two teenagers.

Connect with J.D. Tyler

Website / Facebook / Twitter


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J.D. Tyler is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:

Grand Prize:  a signed set of the Alpha Pack series (4 paperbacks)

Runners-up:  FOUR (4) runners-up will receive a signed book of choice from the Alpha Pack series

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9/12- Bookin’ It Reviews (guest post)

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9/13- Tome Tender (series spotlight)

9/14- Under the Covers (interview)

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9/18- Coffee and Characters (series spotlight)

9/18- Queen of the Night Reviews  (series spotlight)

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9/19- Reading Between the Wines (guest post)

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9/20- Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance (series spotlight)

9/20- Booked & Loaded (guest post)

9/20- My Secret Romance (series spotlight)

9/21- Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My! (Guest post)

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9/21- My Reading Obsession (series spotlight)

9/21- Sassy Book Lovers (series spotlight)

9/21- C.S. Maxwell’s Where’s My Muse Blog (series spotlight)

9/22- Dalene’s Book Reviews (series spotlight)

9/22- Book Marks the Spot (series spotlight)

9/22- Tiffy-Fit’s Reading Corner (series spotlight)


If you are a fan of this series, please leave a comment letting me and J.D. know why you enjoy the series. Also, let me know what I can look forward to when I do get a chance to read the first book, Primal Law. Congratulations to J.D. Tyler on the release of the latest book  Hunter’s Heart.

Sunny’s Review of Lone Wolf (Shifters Unbound #4.6)

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ebook, 151 pages

Published April 16th 2013 by Penguin

Lone Wolf (Shifters Unbound 4.6) by Jennifer Ashley

Ellison’s story

Ellison Rowe, a Lupine Shifter, makes it his goal to protect Maria, once held captive by ferals, from male Shifters looking for mates. He likes Maria’s resilience and fire, but she’s been broken, and Ellison wants more than anything to heal her. When a new danger threatens Shiftertown’s cubs, Maria partners with Ellison to stop a cold-blooded criminal.

My Thoughts

This was my first visit to Ashley’s Shiftertown.  I wanted to explore the story through a novella.

The story ticked all of the shifter requirement boxes.  They live together in a self-ruling society living in a community.  There are a mixture of species and an alpha male in charge.  The changeup for these stories is the collar that the shifters are to wear to stop or slow down aggression.  The function however was completely ignored by every single one of the wearers. They all had neck sores from the results that were also ignored.  So I ask myself, why bother with the thing anyway.  It added nothing to the story.

I loved the hero Ellison Rowe.  He was gentle, and very nurturing of Maria and of her past history of rejection and sexual abuse.  He respected her intelligence and her frailties as a human.  All of the right characteristics she displayed turned him on.

Maria was stubborn, augmentative and feisty.  I understood her desire for freedom and for standing up for herself.  I understood her need to question things. In an alpha world this is often necessary but…  It went too far.  She argued about foolish things that put her into dangerous situations.  When this happens the reader doubts the intelligence of the heroine.

The story centres on a bad guy taking the children to become pets for rich people.  Maria was looking after a cub when a kidnapping happened.  Of course Maria and Ellison are part of the group that takes down bad guy and stops his pet business.

This was a pleasant read that wasn’t entirely predictable.  It just didn’t step up to the higher stones in the pond to make it a better than most book.



About the Author

Jennifer Ashley

NY Times Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical and paranormal romance and historical mysteries, as Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner.

Jennifer’s novels have won RWA’s RITA and RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. (Bio from Goodreads)

Author Links

Twitter: jennallyson,

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Start the Series

Shifter Made (Shifters Unbound #0.5)

Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound #1)

Review by  ☼ Sunny



Sunny is a guest blogger for SMR.  Learn More about Sunny here.