Big Bad Beast

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Big Bad Beast


This was my first read from this author and I wasn't sure what to expect at first. I just knew that the blurb sounded exciting so as a self-professed "shifter groupie", I just had to try this series at least once. I found that I quite enjoyed the story and will probably be reading more from this particular writer.

This paranormal series has a little of everything to appeal to a wide range of readers. The premise is unique with an odd population of aliens, shape shifters and normals all fighting for survival in an apocalyptic future. As I soon found out, this was indeed an erotica book. But unlike some in the genre, the writer gave us an interesting story as well. In a nutshell, they aren't just having sex in every scene. This is a compelling story with some highly emotional scenes.

Despite being a “normal”, Josie wanted to be claimed by Hostillian. Her eagerness to show that she was capable of being as tough as any sifter female earned her a reputation for being a trouble maker. Unfortunately her antics only won Hostillian’s disgust. When it becomes increasingly clear that the big bad shifter wants a submissive mate and will never accept her, a brokenhearted Josie slinks away to her families remote outpost. Then tragedy strikes and Josie is forced back into Hostillian’s life.

This story was rampant with misunderstandings. Unfortunately, both Josie and Hostillian misunderstood their feelings for each other. Those mistakes as well as their pride and Josie's guilt account for much of the conflict in the story.

If you like steamy shifter stories that you can sink your teeth into then you'll like this book.

Book Blurb for Big Bad Beast

Each wants the other, but neither can stand to be in the same room.

One day in the Big Woods, Normal Josie wakes up and helplessly watches a Shifter virus kill her immediate family in their remote wilderness homestead. Josie has no choice but to carry on. She's forced to brave the forested Wild alone, leading a string of pack horses with all the supplies she can manage to her uncle's Shifter outpost--back to where she became known as a little Normal female who could kick butt with the best Shifters, back to where she fell in love with the only Shifter she could ever mate. Thank goodness he isn't there. But when living among a pack of Shifters, a girl has to obey the alpha. And her alpha has secret plans for her, plans that involve the only Shifter she loves--the Shifter who now irritates the hell out of her.

Stationed at an isolated agricultural outpost with nothing but teenage hormones for company, Shifter Hostillian doesn't mind monotonous day-to-day schedules where he rules the roost. And then his inner Wolf's favorite wild cat screeches at his door. He has no desire to mate the only person who challenges everything he utters. But his Wolf makes demands the minute it catches Josie's scent.

Stand back and watch the fireworks light up the Minnesota sky because the BIG BAD BEAST can't help but to huff and puff and blow Josie's house in...

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2013 3.50