Friday, April 24, 2020

BOOK TOUR for "Shift Out Of Luck (Brimstone Inc, #2)" by Abigail Owen

Shift Out Of Luck 
(Brimstone Inc, #2) 
by Abigail Owen 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 

The Montagues and Capulets have nothing on the Canis and Banes wolf packs. The two have been feuding for ages. The brutal murder of the Banes’ alpha only added fuel to the fire. And now there’s only one way to bring peace — the current alphas of each pack, 
Marrok and Tala, need a mating of convenience. 

Tala has her doubts. A thousand of them. 

Never mind that Marrok drives her body to levels of desire her vibrator has trouble keeping up with. If she can’t get her inner wolf — or her people — on board, forget peace, because she'll lose the tenuous control she has over the Canis pack. Her new mate is just so damn alpha. He’d better learn to play nice or Tala will have to show him who’s boss. 

But Marrok has plans of his own, and nothing and no one, 
not even Tala herself, can resist an alpha... 

(This novella was previously self published as The Worse for Were but has undergone a complete re-edit. Scenes were added, things were changed, but the kissing still remains!)

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****(4) out of 5 Stars

Not having read the prior book in this series (and not even really realizing there was one until afterwards), I did feel a little bit at the first that I was being thrust into the middle of a story already in progress.  But after the first few pages, the tale of this volume took over and was front and center.  

Of course, the book does begin just as Marrok and Tala are to be wed in an arranged marriage, so it really does just dump you in the deep end of things, as it were.  But as we watch them start to navigate the new territory of their personal relationship, as well as their joint role as alphas of a newly combined pack, we really get a feel for these individuals, as well as for them as a couple.  

Marrok is completely smitten with Tala from the beginning, as his wolf.  And he is totally committed to this union, so even though it is one of convenience, he is ready and willing to give it his all.  

Tala, on the other hand, is more reserved and a bit more reluctant.  She's all in favor of joining the packs and trying to make a go of their new life together, but she's not willing to hope that she might have found a true partnership with Marrok.  Especially when he seems to undermine her at every turn after they first get together.  Not to mention the fact that her wolf basically tries to shred him whenever she gets the chance.  

Turns out though, that what Tala considers is Marrok intentionally trying to erode her power in the clans, is really just him being a clueless male.  He thinks they are on the same page more often than is truly the case, and he doesn't realize the optics of him automatically assuming authority even when they are in agreement.  

It takes some serious butt-kicking by Tala to make him understand the he needs to support his new wife and co-leader, without stifling or overshadowing her.  Luckily for Marrok, most of that butt-kicking comes to others who oppose them, rather than to him directly.  While there is some serious doubt at times if these two are going to be able to make a go of all of this, not to mention is Tala is going to keep her position (let alone her life!), it is always apparent that these two truly have the best interests of each other and their packs in mind.

Luckily, they stick it out, and are able to communicate well enough, to see things improve all the way around, and put themselves well on the way to a happily-ever-after.  Which is good news for them, because in the meantime - in addition to the great sex they've been enjoying - they have managed to fall in love with one another!

I should have known this book would be a good read, since the author is quickly becoming one of my new favorites.  Enough so that I am now wanting to go back and read the first volume in the series, not to mention any future ones.  Definitely a story that I recommend for a fairly lighthearted paranormal romance with just enough drama and intrigue to keep things interesting.  

I received a free eBook copy of this title from Silver Dagger Book Tours via NetGalley,
and have willingly provided an honest review.

The Demigod Complex 
(Brimstone Inc, #1)
by Abigail Owen 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 

When Lyleia Naiad was head-hunted by Brimstone, Inc., for her job as Executive Assistant to a high-powered billionaire demigod, she was given one directive—do NOT fall in love with Castor Dioskouri. Doesn’t matter if he is the son of Zeus and can electrify a room with a single glance. As an ex-nymph, she possesses a unique ability—a gift from the goddesses to protect nymphs from the randy gods—to resist her boss's charms. 

Or so she thought. 

He insists she accompany him to an alpha wolf shifter mating ceremony, an event where the pheromones fly, and so do clothes...and inhibitions. 

Goddesses save her, because Castor has stolen into Lyleia’s heart, and she’s not so sure she can hold out much longer.. 

Multi-award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, alpha heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of sexy shifters! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, Dr. Seuss quoter, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic. 

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast. 

Abigail also writes award-winning contemporary romance under the name Kadie Scott. 

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1 comment:

  1. Awwww!!! Thank you for reading and for such a lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed Shift Out of Luck and other books I've written. I hope you enjoy The Demigod Complex just as much. :) xoxo