Published by Createspace Independent Pub on April 14, 2014
Genres: adult, shifter, Urban Fantasy
Source: ecopy from Author
Reading Challenges: Clean Sweep ARC
From New York Times bestselling author Aubrey Rose and Nadia Simonenko comes a thrilling new shifter romance series: Shifting Fates: an Urban Fantasy Shifter Romance
What happens when a soldier falls in love with the shifter he's been sent to kill?
In post-nuclear Manhattan, there are two kinds of survivors: humans and shifters. Cage After his older brother Ben was killed by shifters, Cage followed in Ben's footsteps and joined the military. His job is simple: protect the surviving civilians in the wreckage of Manhattan and put down the dangerous shifter mutants prowling the streets. Bitter with revenge, he can't wait for a chance to get even with the monsters who killed his brother.
Bindi Half-wolf, half-human Bindi is one of Cage's monsters. She lives underground, hiding away from military patrols and protecting the ragtag pack of shifter children who have come to depend on her. She'd do anything to get out of the city and get her pack to safety, but nobody gets in - or out - of this city. On Christmas Eve, Cage catches Bindi -in human form - stealing extra rations for her pack. In a moment of pity he lets her go, but not without being struck by a sense that there's something special about her. Something... different.
*** a Shifter Romance Series that will pull at your heartstrings ***
When he finally discovers her secret, Cage must decide what's more important to him - finally avenging his brother, or saving the woman he's come to love. And Bindi will learn a lesson about humanity...and about love.
Shifting Fates is a shifter Urban Fantasy written by Authors Aubrey Rose and Nadia Simonenko. I am such a huge fan of Nadia that I knew I just had to read this new series. The first two books are already out, and I think the third book is coming out soon. It is a really interesting concept. The story takes place in the future in the city where New York used to be. There was a war and some kind of disease they came from a bomb explosion, and it turned some people into shifters. They shift into all kinds of animals. Some of them turn into monsters, and because of that they are killed on sight pretty much.
Bindi is a shifter and as such she has to live in hiding. She takes care of some orphaned kids and teenagers that were also turned into shifters. She steals extra rations from the city to get enough supplies and food for them to eat. I wasn’t sure if they were just “nice” shifters, or if none of the shifters actually turned into monsters, but Bindi and the kids didn’t seem at all like monsters. They seemed just like normal people that could shift. I want to see some “wild” shifters in the next book so I can compare how they act.
Bindi basically lives in isolation with these kids that she takes care of, so when she meets Cage, the soldier and sparks fly it takes both of them by surprise. The book was too short for too much of a romance to develop, but they did have two really interesting meetings. I really look forward to seeing more of their “connection” develop. I want to know why it is that they react so strongly to each other.
I really enjoyed Shifting Fates, but I wish it was longer. It seemed like it was over right after it was getting started. That is the only complaint I can think of. Everything else about this book is so good you will want to get lost within its’ pages. The writing is wonderful and the detail is great. It is fast paced but not rushed. It’s a novella series or a serial, but the books are released one at a time for the time being. After another book or two comes out, I would like to see them bundled so that they would equal a full length novel. I really love the concept, and the post war militarized control setting left in the destruction, but I want something more lengthy. I like this author duo. I can’t wait to read book 2.
**Note: I just discovered that if you sign up for the authors mailing list they will notify you when the series is complete if you enjoy reading the books that.**
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