{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Unleashed by Bella Jacobs

August 17, 2018 Blog Tours, Giveaways, New Adult, Reviews 4 ★★★½

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Unleashed by Bella Jacobs

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Unleashed by Bella JacobsUnleashed by Bella Jacobs
Pages: 291
Published by Bella Jacobs Books on August 17, 2018
Series: Dark Moon Shifters #1
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher

One woman on the run. Four dangerously sexy bodyguards. And a war brewing that will change the shifter world forever…

I’m living on borrowed time, fighting for survival against a deadly new virus that has no cure and a cult doing its best to brainwash me. But when a mysterious note shows up on my windowsill one night, its chilling message--Run, Wren--launches me out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Within hours, everything I thought I knew about my life, my family, and my origins is obliterated, and I'm racking up enemies at an alarming rate. Between the cult I've just escaped, a violent shifter faction out for my blood, and an ancient evil who eats "chosen ones" like me for breakfast, my last hope is to join forces with four dangerous-looking men who claim they were sent to guard my life.

Luke, a werewolf with a rap sheet. Creedence, a lynx shifter who never met a mark he couldn’t con. Kite, a bear kin with a mean right hook and heart of gold. And Dust, my childhood best friend and dude voted least likely to be a secret shape-shifting griffin.

But are these men really what they seem?

Or are my alpha guardians hiding a secret agenda of their own?

I’m not sure, but one thing is for certain—choosing the right allies will mean the difference between life and death. For me, and everyone I love.

UNLEASHED is book one in the Dark Moon Shifter’s series. It is a true reverse harem featuring one woman and her four mates.

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
NA Review My Thoughts

Unleashed is the first book in the urban fantasy series by Bella Jacobs. It is the first book in the Dark Moon Shifters series, and I have to say the overall plot line for the series sounds excellent. Unleashed was a solid first book, but it did a lot of groundwork laying before any of the real fun started. As a result, I felt like most of the time I was reading, waiting to get to the next parts. But I don’t think that will be the case in the second book and any of the other books, because now we really know who all of the players in the story are and we know what they are trying to accomplish. And it is a big plot line. They are trying to basically save the world.

In Unleashed we meat our heroine, Wren, who is pretty happy living in a cult. It seemed bizarre to me, but she was. Then she is taken from her house and is on the run with her captors, who open her eyes up to a whole new world of snifters and magic and a whole new level of bad guy. I think Unleashed will really resonate with plot driven readers because the plot took front and center. I am a character driven reader, so I was constantly looking for more character interaction. I did get more character interaction, but it took a while to get there. I know there will be a ton more interaction with each of the guys in the next book, and I am super excited about it. I can’t wait to get to know them all so much better!

Wren is an interesting character. I can’t quite pin her down. She wants to do the right thing, that’s for sure. And on one hand she is really brave, but on the other hand she is pretty stubborn. Even though I can’t get a read on her 100% of the time, I do know one thing. I really liked her.

Overall, Unleashed was a good read, but I think it is setting the stage for a fantastic book 2. I am so excited to jump into the next book in the Dark Moon Shifters series because I think it will have everything I love- action, swoony guys and kick butt romance. While, this book took a while for the story to build for me, the end result was so worth it. Bring on book 2!


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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/13/2018- Parajunkee– Excerpt

8/13/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

8/14/2018- Storybook on Wheels– Review

8/14/2018- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt

8/15/2018- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Excerpt

8/15/2018- Finding Magic In Books– Review

8/16/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review

8/16/2018- BookHounds– Interview

8/17/2018- Book Briefs– Review

8/17/2018- Shortie Says– Excerpt


Week Two:

8/20/2018- Brandi’s Book Reviews– Review

8/20/2018- amkinda busy reading– Review

8/21/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

8/21/2018- Reese’s Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction– Review

8/22/2018- Don’t Judge, Read– Review

8/22/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

8/23/2018- Treestand Book Reviews Review

8/23/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

8/24/2018- Two Book Pushers– Review

8/24/2018- Mrs B’s Books– Review


About Bella Jacobs

Bella Jacobs loves pulse-pounding action, fantasy, and supernaturally high stakes, mixed with swoon-worthy romance and unforgettable heroes. She’s been a full time writer for over a decade and hit the USA Today Bestseller list multiple times in contemporary romance under her other pen name. She writes as Bella for her trips to the dark side and can’t wait to take you on her next adventure. xo!

Michelle @ Book Briefs

4 Responses to “{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Unleashed by Bella Jacobs”

  1. Jerry Marquardt

    I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including Unleashed. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.

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