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Finding You

M.K. Harper - 2020
    Dreaming about uncharted territories of Hell and evil Chihuahuas.But running from the monster that's invaded my dreams and turned them into nightmares was a welcome reprieve. Even if there was actual cardio involved. Stumbling into Pleasant Falls, Oregon definitely wasn't in the plan. A nowhere dot on the map that my mother chose at random. Whatever the case may be, I'll always be thankful for the guiding force that led us here. To the other half of myself that I never even knew I was missing. While I've never been happier, this tiny, unsuspecting town has secrets. Ones I'm not so sure I want to unearth. But where there's trouble, I'll find it. More accurately, my smartass mouth will. No matter what new nightmares I have to face, they won't break me. I've lived through them once and I'll do it again if I have to. Because finding you......that makes all the hurt worth it.Recommended for readers age 18+*Please note that this is Book 1 of 3 and will end on a cliffhanger.

Touching the Moon

Lisa M. Airey - 2012
    Although intending to lead a quiet life, she finds herself relentlessly pursued by two unwelcome suitors: the Chief of Police and a powerful member of the Sioux Indian Nation.The man she chooses shatters her world-view. Her stepfather taught her that not all monsters run on four legs. Now Julie must face another truth—some beasts are good.

Rebel Wolf

Amy Green - 2016
    Ian Donovan lives a life on the edge. The bastard son of an alpha, he's a lone wolf fighting to survive in the Colorado wilds. No pack. No code. Until the woman showed up. Anna Gold studies shifters - their secret rituals, their renegade lives. Everyone knows shifters are untrustworthy and deadly, especially in the hard-luck, shifter-only town of Shifter Falls. But Anna has never met a wolf until the day she springs Ian from prison to study him. Not only is Ian so hot he's a distraction, he's definitely dangerous. And he's the wrong guy to fall for. Because the pack alpha is dead. A new leader must be chosen. An Ian's three brothers want to kill him for it. No one said life in the Falls was easy... **This is a standalone, full-length book with NO cliffhanger**

Heart of the Wolf

Alyssa Rose Ivy - 2017
    The Rangers do the work no one else can do, and Carter's first mission is no exception.Hope is frustrated when she's stuck chasing after her best friend Mirabella with Mirabella’s annoying brother at her side— what she doesn't realize is that things are about to get much worse, and everything she thought she knew about Mirabella’s family is dead wrong.When Carter and Hope are thrown together, sparks fly, and they must work together to avert a crisis on a deadly scale.


Sylvia Frost - 2014
    From the Federal Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, her nightmares, and most of all her future as the mate of a werewolf. But after seven years of false alarms, Artemis decides to return home. Unfortunately, that’s when destiny catches up to her and invades her dreams in the form of a dangerously sexy arctic werewolf. Her mate. He can set her curvy body on fire with a single look, claim her soul with a touch and Artemis knows it’s only a matter of time until he hunts her down in reality, too. But he's not the only monster lurking in the darkness... Moonbound is a 20,000 word serial novella and the first installment in the Moonfate Serial. It contains explicit content, and is not suitable for minors.

More than a Werewolf

Sara Summers - 2016
    I didn’t think I’d end up co-leading a pack of wolves with said soulmate, either, but as a wolf shifter, I guess I shouldn’t have bothered planning my future anyway." Being raised to believe she was a member of the lesser gender in a world where humans and shifters coexist in peace, Leah is determined to change her people's culture. She'll give up anything to do so--even the other half of her soul, if that's what it takes to make a difference. Unfortunately for her, the other half of her soul is a stubborn Alpha, and he isn't nearly as ready to let her go as she is ready to let go of him. Between fighting off shifters and discovering what it really means to be someone's mate, something will change, and it's not the world.

One Night One Secret

Hollie Hutchins - 2018
    That was all it should have been. All I remember is a big wolf paw tattoo on his chest. Everything else is a blur. I never intended for there to be a child… My beautiful boy, Jason. His life is in danger. I need to find his father. But finding Jason’s father means going deep into shifter territory. I’ve heard terrible rumors about what they do to people… Will I be able to find my child’s father in time and leave Undervale with my heart intact? This is a full-length novel with an HEA. 18+ Only.


Lila Felix - 2014
    The characters were likable and intriguing, the males were protective and dominant but not obnoxious and her lead female was truly an enjoyable character. She got it right, and there is nothing better when you finish a book and want to start it right back over because it was just that good. If that's your cup of tea then you need to read Burden by Lila Felix." Quinn Loftis, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Grey Wolves Series. In the depths of the Louisiana swamps, clans of bear shifters roam freely. Hawke Turnclaw, the Alpha over all of his kind, is drowning in the legacy left to him by the Alpha before him, his own father. When he goes on a rescue mission to save a rogue Black bear from the clutches of a Grizzly clan, he finds more than just a Black bear, he finds his mate. Echo has always been told she's an anomaly, a fluke. She's the only bear of her kind and that makes her a hindrance to her clan. She's tried to run away, but they keep her tethered through guilt and a shock collar around her neck. And then someone shows up claiming he's her mate. Now belonging to a new clan, will she ever be able to understand that she's so much more than just a burden?

For Their Happiness (Moonbeam Pack)

Jayton Young - 2012
    She liked it that way, until she saw her mate for the first time. He was everything she could dream of, athletic, honor society, genuinely nice, and defensive of those weaker than him. The only problem; he was the soon to be Alpha and was in love with his childhood sweetheart. They had grown up together and had always been faithful, so Crystie stayed hidden and never let him know.Trent had always had a soft spot for his best friend, Nikki, but they were not mates. He had always looked for his mate, but as the years passed, he was giving up hope of finding her. He had caught a scent of her when he was seventeen that made his wolf howl ‘Mate!’, but was never able to find who the scent belonged to. As the time for him to take over the pack came closer, he decided to mate with Nikki so the pack would have an Alpha Female.Now forces are after Crystie along with the problems she’s having by not being with her mate. What will happen if Trent doesn’t discover Crystie is his mate and find her in time?

Husband Fur Hire

T.S. Joyce - 2015
    On the wrong side of a relationship with a man who has lost his mind, she’s making big changes, starting with being utterly done with love. But life on her Alaskan homestead is too hard to handle alone, so she’s got a plan. Hire a husband. No romance, no emotions, just a marriage certificate that will tie an able-bodied man to her. But when a strapping giant of a man shows up on her doorstep and gives her all the right answers, leaving romance off the table might prove harder than she thought. Too bad the growl in her new helpmate’s throat and his careful way with explanations have her thinking she’s stepped into something much bigger than she bargained for. Dominant grizzly shifter, Ian Silver, has a job to do. One of the local werewolves is on a violent bender, and as a shifter enforcer, Ian has an order to put him down. But when his mark begs him to check on the woman he hurt, Ian can’t help his curiosity. One meeting with Elyse and his shock nearly doubles him over. A husband for hire? Hell no. Forget his protective instincts and his inability to stay away from the beguiling woman. He would make a terrible mate and besides…what Elyse doesn’t know about him could kill her. A full-length first book in T. S. Joyce’s brand new Bears Fur Hire series. Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.

Shadow Mate

Jen L. Grey - 2020
    I was there to be a lesson to the heirs -- in particular, the sexiest and strongest one, Liam Hale.As if that wasn’t bad enough, it turns out that he is my true mate. A fact that should be treasured, but he makes it clear that we will never be together.However, things aren’t always what they seem, and we all have secrets— some bigger than others. When the truth comes out it’ll either set me free or set me up for disaster.


Laurann Dohner - 2016
    But there’s an even bigger, more vicious creature in the woods—the deadly werewolf who saves her life. Jason is much more than a man, dangerous and intimidating, and Brandi still finds herself wanting every unbelievably sexy inch of him.When he investigates the desperate screams near his secluded cabin, Jason’s shocked to find his own kind hunting a human—but he ends up even more stunned when he accidentally triggers a mating heat in the beautifully lush woman he saved. Overwhelmed with lust, Jason takes her, bites her, binds her to him forever…Now he just has to break the news to Brandi.

Loving the Tiger

E.A. Price - 2016
     Carrick never wanted to claim a mate. He was thrust into the pride because no one else wanted him. After years of abuse, and no memory of his life before, his only option was to live in the pride. None of the female tigers ever appealed to him, and he was content with that. But when a young blonde tigress with enormous big blue eyes and a kind heart catches his eye, mate-claiming her seems the only way to save her from the other tigers in his pride. If only she wanted to be mated to him… Lauren knows she will have to mate – female tigers have no choice. But when the angry, scarred shifter claims her, she doesn’t know what to make of him. With her parents and pride mates, Lauren never expected much out of life, but is a life with Carrick the best she can hope for? Can the two of them navigate their way through Carrick’s past and Lauren’s doubts to find their happily ever after? This story is a spin off from The Tiger's Mate, though it isn't completely necessary to read that story first. Also, this story contains swearing, scenes of a sexual nature with m/f interaction, and angsty relationship stuff intended for mature readers.

Digging the Wolf

Steffanie Holmes - 2016
    I didn't think I was over him ... until Luke walked on to the archaeological site. Tall, dark, sexy, tattooed, funny, dangerous. Everything I want in a man. But he's hiding something. He acts strangely in the moonlight. He won't tell me anything about his life. And I caught him trying to destroy an important find. My body aches for him, but my heart tells me I'm not ready to make myself vulnerable again, especially not for a guy who isn't being straight with me. If only ... Luke Anna Sinclair - archaeologist, geek girl, totally and utterly delectable. I knew from the moment her intoxicating scent wafted across my wolf senses, she's meant to be mine. And that knowledge is terrifying. The last thing I expected was to find my fated mate on an archaeological site. Whenever I'm near her, all I want to do is claim her. But she's broken. The last thing she needs in her life is a werewolf out for revenge. I'm here to destroy the site, to keep my family's past buried forever. If Anna finds out the truth, she'd never speak to me again. But I can't deny the bond between us. I'll do anything to make her mine. Digging the Wolf is a standalone paranormal romance by USA Today bestselling author Steffanie Holmes. Read on if you love archaeological mysteries, badass wolves, a broken heroine, and a hero so hot he'll have you howling for more.

The Biker's Omega

Lisa Oliver - 2015
    When an attack on him and his friend brings Marly to the notice of the Sergeant of Arms of the Epitaph's Motorcycle Club, he realizes immediately that the man carries the same scent as his attackers. Not a very good start when the same man is also his mate.Alpha wolf, Trent Beaumont has spent a lot of years living as a human when he walked away from his home pack. Forced to live as a straight man, because of the Epitaph's club culture, he walks away from Marly after checking the man is safe. But no wolf, not even an Alpha, can refuse the mating call from the Fates. But with his club President looking over his shoulder, and a woman panting after him to share his bed, Trent isn't sure it will ever be the right time to claim his own Omega.Fights, misunderstandings and a lack of communication aren't the only problems Trent and Marly face. Trent has a history that has clouded his judgment and when Marly gets attacked again, Trent realizes he could lose his mate permanently, if he doesn't get his head out of the sand.Warning: Contains one hot biker, a beautiful twink with a sassy mouth, and a ton of misunderstandings. Graphic m/m sex, violence and strong language.