It’s very rare when an author grabs me and sucks me in. I can count those that have, in one single hand. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll read anything, except books written in the first person. I just can’t get past one paragraph. But for me to actually fall in love with an author, it takes a lot.
Every so often, I go through the free books on my Amazon Kindle App and download a bunch that look promising. Some are awful, and I completely understand why they are free. No one wants to pay for them. Others are entertaining. And then there’s this rare occasion where I find myself reading an entire series within a week. This is exactly what happened to me with Shelly Laurenston’s Magnus Pack.
If the series title doesn’t give it away, it’s about shape shifters. Unfortunately there’s no mermaids, but this series has everything else! Warewolves, tigers, interracial couples, sexy leading men, and bad ass brilliant women.
Let me give you a blurp on each (in reading order):
All Zach Sheridan ever wanted was to become Alpha Male of his Pack and to be left alone. What he definitely didn’t need in his life was some needy female demanding his attention. What he never saw coming was the vicious, scarred female who not only demanded his attention but knew exactly how to get it.
Sara Morrighan knew this was the best she could expect from her life. Good friends. A nice place to live. And a safe job. But when Zach rode into her small Texas town with his motorcycle club, Sara knew she wanted more. She knew she wanted him. But after one sexy encounter with her dream biker, everything is starting to change. Her body. Her strength. That new thing she’s doing with the snarling. Even her best friends are starting to wonder what’s going on with her.
But this is only the beginning. Sara’s about to find out her life was meant for so much more. And Zach’s about to find true love with the one woman who makes him absolutely insane.
How much trouble can one small female be to a modern-day shapeshifting Viking? Well…it really depends on local gun laws.
Conall Víga-Feilan, direct descendent of Viking shifters, never thought he’d meet a female strong enough to be his mate. He especially didn’t think a short, viper-tongued human would ever fit the bill. But Miki Kendrick isn’t some average human. With an IQ off the charts and a special skill with weapons of all kinds, Miki brings the big blond pooch to his knees-and keeps him there.
Miki’s way too smart to ever believe in love and she knows a guy like Conall could only want one thing from her. But with the Pack’s enemies on her tail and a few days stuck alone with the one man who makes her absolutely wild, Miki is about to discover how persistent one Viking wolf can be.
What do you do when you’ve got a hillbilly tiger by the tail? Or maybe the question should be: what wouldn’t you do…
Nikolai Vorislav likes his single life just as it is. Simple, relaxing, and quiet. What he doesn’t need is some foul-mouthed Texas hellcat living in his house, eating his food, flirting with his idiot brothers, and shooting holes in his home with his granddaddy’s gun. But those long legs, dark eyes, and lethal tongue are making Nik insane and he fears he may be caught in the sexiest animal trap ever.
Angelina Santiago doesn’t know how she got from Texas to North Carolina in a night or how she ended up in some hillbilly tiger’s house wearing only a sheet. What she does know is that she doesn’t like good ol’ boys with slow, sexy drawls who can’t seem to stop rubbing up against her. Yet in order to protect her friends, Angie has to stay with a cat who seems hellbent on finding all sorts of delicious ways to make her purr.
When He Was Bad Anthology
It’s those damn stockings that get me every time. They have this sexy little line down the back and I can’t help but stare at her legs…constantly. And you’d think she’d be all over me like every other female in the Seattle area. I’m young, good looking, and one day I’ll be Alpha Male of my family’s Pack. But Professor Irene Conridge acts like I don’t even exist. How is that possible? Now she’s got enemies coming out of the woodwork and I have to protect her. Why? Because that’s the kind of man I am. Yes, I am that amazing. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that while I work to secure her safety, she’ll be hanging out at my house. That’s hours…days even that I’ve got Irene Conridge right where I want her.
I’ve read this series twice because I genuinely love it. I enjoy the diversity and how it was the beginning of so much more. Shelly’s Pride Stories are just as wonderful! I’m sort of in love with Lock, a bear. Yeah you read that right, a bloody bear! Then she also has the Long Island Coven. And writing as GA Aiken, her Dragon Kin series.
These books are entertaining, funny, sexy as all hell, and make you wish you could toss your head back and howl at the moon. In my opinion, these are some of the best shifter books ever written. If you enjoy books in this genre, give The Magnus Pack a try. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Have you read any of Shelly’s books? What’s your favorite?