The Shifter Chronicles
(Blood Book Two)
Raphael is no ordinary wolf shifter.
Raphael knows he must be possessed by a demon. What else could explain the aggression, the physical, beastly transformations? To protect himself and others, his father locks him away. But when Raphael is nineteen, the demon gains full control and breaks free. Now Raphael is scared and desperate on the streets of El Paso, Texas, convinced he’s cursed. Then a stray cat enters his life and everything changes.
Ahmes is a cat shifter and knows there’s something off about the young shifter he’s encountered. It soon becomes apparent that the young man doesn’t know what he is, and Ahmes is determined to help and care for him. But gaining the trust of not only the fearsome wolf but the scared young man will take all his persistence.
Friendship, and the potential for more, grows between them as they travel to Haven, Montana—a town founded by shifters, for shifters, and home to a specialized counseling center, one that can help Raphael understand and accept who and what he truly is.
If that wasn’t enough, on their trail is the last person either expected—Gregor Whitefield, the commander of the Knights of the Dawn, which is an organization bent on the eradication of shapeshifters. Gregor enjoys the thrill of the hunt, determined to collect the unique blood that is crucial to Arcas’s great plan.
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 1
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Ace, Demisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 36-45
Tropes: Age Difference, Coming of Age, Coming Home, Coming Out / Closeted, Cultural Differences, Friends to Lovers, Interracial Relationship
Word Count: 65,000
Setting: Montana, USA
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Going into this read, I was worried that I would be totally lost. In the fourteenth book in this series, I was sure that there would be too much history and too many character introductions in past books to be able to understand the foundations of this book. I am very happy to say that I was wrong. The author did such a perfect job of writing this book in a way that could allow it to be a stand-alone style narrative while also delving into the history and mythology of the Shifters and the Knights of the Dawn who are always after them.
The atmosphere of tension that this war brought into Raphael and Ahmes’s story was entertaining, and the balance the author struck between that facet of the narrative and the more personal LGBTQ-driven romance narratives found on both sides of the story was truly inspiring. The way the author mirrored the coming out process that many LGBTQ people have to undergo and the confusion and even hostility both from family and from themselves with the evolution of Raphael’s story of coming to terms with his wolf spirit was emotional and drove me as a reader forward, eager to watch the emotional evolution of the character as well.
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Psychic Moon (1)
Love is a Whirlwind (2)
Blind Devotion (3) * Ghosts of Halloween Past (3.5)
Hunter and Hunted (4)
Healing Minds (5) * Hearts and Minds (5.5)
Master's Blood (6)
Hunted Guardian (7)
The Serpent and the Angel (8)
Predator and Prey (9)
Shifting Moon (10)
Feather and Scroll (11)
Kindred Truths (12)
Wisdom's Allegiance (13)
Red Sun (14)