#Review – Shift Happens, Carus Series, J.C. McKenzie from Barbara edards

Review Shift Happens, Carus Series, J.C. McKenzie

ShiftHappens_w8140_750Shift Happens begins with a murder. Not a normal murder, but an assassination by Andrea, a shape-shifter working for a government agency. Only he’s not dead, she’s not your usual shifter and the government is hunting her, not giving her assignments. From there it gets better.

Andrea, or Andy as she insists she be called, is a different kind of shifter who lives in a time when paranormal forms are out in the open. J.C. McKenzie has made changes to the usual shape-sifter, werewolf, vampire, witch and even demons from the accepted stereotypes. Enough to increase the tension, but not enough to jar me from the increasingly twisted plot.

Andy is battling hurtful memories that keep her from trusting the werewolf Wick who lures her to be his mate. I liked the uncertainty in their building attraction. In fact I liked all the characters from the well-portrayed hero to the multiple villains.

With help from Wick, she works to unravel why she is targeted to take the fall for the attempted murder, what is Carus and her longing to mate. She must also protect her shifter secrets as she battles with changing enemies.

The story ended too soon for me. I want more and am looking forward to the next in the series.

I gave this five stars on Amazon, Goodreads and Paranormal Love Features with five dragons

Buy links:

Amazon: http://www.amzn.com/B00J9OB1I8

All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-shifthappens-1570897-143.html

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shift-happens-j-c-mckenzie/1119955961?ean=2940149823383

Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/shift-happens

Chapters – Indigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/shift-happens/9781628302592-item.html?ikwid=shift+happens&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=2

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/J_C_McKenzie_Shift_Happens?id=qgEKBAAAQBAJ

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/shift-happens/id896810057?mt=11

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/shift-happens-3

Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=1154

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I Called a Cop by Barbara Edwards

I called a cop by Barbara Edwards

When I heard shots fired in the park behind my house, I called a cop.

When some idiot hit my car and took off, I called a cop.

When I heard a woman scream down the street, I called a cop.

When I got mugged, I called a cop.

And every time, they came.

Thank God.

A hundred years ago a man would hide his wife and children in the cellar if a bad person came to the door. He’d be lucky if he had a rifle for protection and time to use it. before cops, we were at the mercy of the strongest or meanest.

Police have been a sign of civilization. London was a crowded city before they hired men to patrol the streets and provide safety. This is true all over the world. A cop is a sign your neighbors care that the laws are obeyed.

The police are the only ones keeping the local neighborhoods and streets safe. That’s why countries without local police forces, but state, are run by fear.

A cop arrests the drug-pusher in the school grounds. A cop will escort a freezing homeless person to a nearby shelter. A cop is usually the first on scene when a fire alarm is pulled. A cop cleared the way to the hospital when my husband had a heart attack.

You’ll recognize a cop. He’s the one running towards danger.

When I look out the window and a cruiser drives slowly past, I thank God. They’re watching out for me.

When I drive past a bad accident and the police are there, I thank God. It wasn’t me because a cop was enforcing the traffic laws and I slowed down.

When I hear the news and the cops are working to solve a murder, I thank God. My family and friends are safe.

And if they’re not, I can call a cop.

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Review: A Red, Red Rose by Susan Coryell from Barbara Edwards

Susan Coryell’s A Red, Red Rose quickly drew me into the slightly gothic atmosphere of a Southern mansion with a ghost and a hidden history. Ashby, a modern girl, misses her cell phone and internet access as she takes on caring for her nephew for the summer at the family home she’s never visited. The explanations for the estrangement increase the suspense page by page just as the romance between Ashby and Luke grows stronger.

Ashby is intrigued by the family secrets and the ghostly spirit that seems to be protecting her. despite the reluctance of everyone to share what they know, Ashby persists. The revelation result in a violent and surprising end.

I really enjoyed reading A Red, Red Rose and will be looking for the next story by Susan.

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What Comes After “THE END”? guest post by Jami Gray & Amber Kallyn

What Comes After “THE END”?By Jami Gray & Amber Kallyn, Editors for Wicked Dragon Writing Solutions

JPG 379 WickedDragonWriterSolutions_LogoYou’ve finally typed the two most important words: “THE END”, but your precious treasure of words needs one final polish before you usher it out on to the cruel world. During your writing journey you’ve discovered editors abound. So have we. Not because of our crystal balls, but because Amber and I have traversed the same paths, trying to find the magical editing fit for our written treasures.

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