Series: The Lost Shifters

KIPLIN’S COMING OUT by Stephani Hecht

KIPLIN’S COMING OUT by Stephani HechtKiplin's Coming Out by Stephani Hecht
Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by eXtasy Books

Reviewed by Lisa

Labeled the ‘black wolf’ at the Feline Coalition Kiplin relished the unflattering moniker.  After surviving an abusive bitch of an aunt while growing up it was time to have some fun and if it irritated others, well Kiplin could live with it.  As a solider it was his job to put down the bad guy by any means necessary as far as he’s concerned. Too bad others didn’t think he fought fair.

 

Recently Kiplin was reunited with his younger brother, one of the lost shifter children.  The differences between the siblings is almost comical with Kiplin living on the edge, caustic at best and his little brother Kyle a strictly by the book studious guy.  At least Kyle has a mate to keep him safe and happy which is more than Kiplin ever had.

 

Panther shifter Brody left his pack after discovering what the Alpha and his cronies were up to.  He figures it’s only a matter of time before the old pack catches up to him.  With the help of his cousin North he’s joined the Feline Coalition where Brody’s been told that his IT skills are badly needed.  Wrestling with a way to tell his new commander the secrets he learned while adjusting to a fresh start Brody comes in contact with the last person he expected to meet. Kiplin, his mate.  Watching the soldier and the computer geek together is proving highly amusing for everyone at HQ.

 

Emotional issues take center stage in Kiplin’s Coming Out.  The characters are easy to empathize with and the plotline flows with authentic action and humor.  Kiplin’s feelings of isolation, his inadequacy in dealing with a brother, and finally his fears of messing things up with Brody combine to make Kiplin’s Coming Out an emotionally charged story.  Another truly entertaining tale with the Lost Shifter family.

KIT’S RETURN by Stephani Hecht

KIT’S RETURN by Stephani HechtKit's Return by Stephani Hecht
Series: The Lost Shifters #29
Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by eXtasy Books

Reviewed by Lisa

Five young feline shifters band together after discovering each other on the streets.  They became homeless after shifting in front of their adoptive families.  Barely surviving they were forced to steal simply to feed themselves.

 

A soldier with the Feline Coalition stumbles across the group and manages to talk them into visiting the facility by promising safety if nothing else.  Bowie can’t believe they’ve lasted as long as they have on the streets.

 

Once they agree to stay Bowie is assigned to mentor them, which isn’t a problem in general, though it does put a crimp on getting closer to their sexy little leader, Kit.  The next block in the road is finding out that Kit has an older brother who’s protective of his newly discovered baby brother. Regardless, Bowie will give Kit the time he needs to realize they are meant for each other. Because the hot tiger will be his.

 

Kit’s Return adds a feel good drama to the long running Lost Shifters series.  Bowie saves young shifters and finds love within the group.  Discovering an older sibling also adds another interesting wrinkle to the story.  Though their mating takes time it’s worth the wait.  Another first rate addition with engaging characters and an entertaining plotline.

ASSASSIN FOUND by Stephani Hecht

ASSASSIN FOUND by Stephani HechtAssassin Found by Stephani Hecht
Series: The Lost Shifters #28
Genres: Gay, Paranormal
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Published by eXtasy Books

Reviewed by Lisa

Several nasty shifters are gunning for his hide so it seems like the right time for tiger shifter Rico to join the relative safety of Mitchell’s Feline Coalition.  Word is that the Alpha’s group is looking to add some extra assassin muscle so maybe they will let him in.  Truth is, Rico is tired of looking over his shoulder every moment of every day though he’ll never admit it out loud.

Accepted into the fold Rico will become part of Shane’s team and everyone knows not to mess with that leopard.  As Shane shows him around the compound the tiger notices a shy little lynx shifter quietly working in the infirmary.  A roof over his head, steady work, and the chance to get to know Eros, the sexiest shifter he’s ever seen.  Settling down is looking better and better by the minute for one smitten assassin.

It is the spark of lust and love at first sight!  A powerful hired killer gives gentle confidence to an adorable medical tech in Assassin Found.  Rico is a terminator by trade, raised by a cruel master, but the character is able to draw out his decency and fall in love.  Assassin Found adds another enjoyable layer to the popular Lost Shifters series.  Another romance is always welcome.

THE TRIALS OF GREGG by Stephani Hecht

THE TRIALS OF GREGG by Stephani HechtThe Trials of Gregg by Stephani Hecht
Series: The Lost Shifters #27
Genres: Gay, Paranormal
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by eXtasy Books

Reviewed by Lisa

Until the world as a whole learned of the existence of shifters John considered himself a freak.  As a Navy Seal John was well able to keep secrets, he planned to tell no one he turned into a lion.  An incident during training however meant the end of his life with the
Seals and a new, unknown future with others of his kind.

A good fighter and an even better shot hawk shifter Gregg has his own secrets to hide.  It’s up to him to take care of his younger sister Tiffy after his mother abandoned them to a drunken father several years ago.  His sister is ignored, but the verbal abuse Gregg endures is worsening.  Fear of losing his underage sister if his father is kicked out of the coalition keeps Gregg’s silent. 

Brought to the coalition HQ John is paired with Gregg to learn his way around the place.  The two quickly find they have a lot in common and mesh well together.  As John can attest to however, secrets have a way of coming out, at the worst time.  Losing Tiffy is not an option.

The Trials of Gregg focuses on another timely issue with dignity and honesty.  Likeable characters and a solid plotline hit a nerve when verbal abuse is acknowledged as demoralizing and demeaning.  This story adds a new layer to the series with irresistible Gregg and his stalwart mate John.  Excitement, passion, and drama are the hallmarks of The Lost Shifters series; The Trials of Gregg hits a home run.

SKYE’S LIMITS by Stephani Hecht

SKYE’S LIMITS by Stephani HechtSkye's Limits by Stephani Hecht
Series: The Lost Shifters #26
Genres: Gay, Paranormal
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by eXtasy Books

Reviewed by Lisa

Skye is a member of a very exclusive group within the feline coalition.  The young lion shifter can brag to one and all that he’s in the loser’s club.  They love to abuse the special shifter alcohol or drugs and act like complete deadbeats who don’t contribute one damn thing to the coalition. 

Lucky for Skye his older brother Branson and his mate Gage haven’t given up on the lion.  They manage to snag tiger shifter Alden to work with Skye.  Considered the biggest, bad ass trainer of the coalition Alden is doubly surprised when they begin to work together.  One, the lion is truly committed to training and two, the tiger is able to peel back layers of childhood trauma that make Skye feel like a loser.  There’s also an instant attraction that neither intend to act on, at least until training is completed.  When everything is said and done Skye’s going to be one of the best fighters they’ve got and more importantly, Alden’s mate. 

Growls of misplaced attitude turn to purrs of pleasure in Skye’s Limits, the 26th offering in the wildly popular Lost Shifters books.  As with previous stories in this series the characters make the magic happen on paper.  Whether heart racing passion or tender interludes, Skye and Alden click. The lion is a total mess whose life is changed by a tiger’s tough love.  Skye’s Limits are boundless.

 

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