ARC Review: Shifters, Secrets & Surprises by Anna Lowe, Lily Thorn, Emma Alisyn, & Isadora Montrose

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Shifters, Secrets & Surprises Book Cover Shifters, Secrets & Surprises
The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch, Hunted by the Alphas, Clan Conroe #4, Lords of the Dragon Islands
Anna Lowe, Lily Thorn, Emma Alisyn, & Isadora Montrose
Paranormal Romance - Anthologies
City Owl
November 21st 2016
ARC Review Copy


Four sexy new alphas for the holidays!
An intimate collection of new & exclusive shifter stories guaranteed to make your holidays merry. You've never experienced a Christmas this hot, this romantic, or this star-crossed. Four fabulous stories featuring sexy wolves, fiery dragons, loyal sasquatch, and burly bear heroes you'll never forget.

Including these all-new, exclusive works:
Anna Lowe - Sasquatch Surprise
Lily Thorn - A Present for the Alphas
Emma Alysin - One Bearry Night
Isadora Montrose - Dragon's Christmas Captive

Anna Lowe - Sasquatch Surprise
All Nala Dixon wants is to make it home to her wolf pack in time for the holidays - alive. But a simple road trip turns into a fight for survival when a gang of vampires turns up, thirsting for her blood. A damn good thing a knight in shining armor rushes to her rescue - and hot damn, it's Harrison, the sasquatch she's secretly dreamed of for years.

Lily Thorn - A Present for the Alphas
Yuletide has come to the Ember pack. But what can Val get for two Alphas who have everything? What could be better than a Christmas baby?

Emma Alysin - One Bearry Night
When Rebekah meets her future mate by chance and falls in love, she must make the agonizing choice to leave him -- not knowing that he is the one destined for her. Daamin's pride demands Rebekah choose him over duty, but his practical side respects her strength to place family above all else. Will he sacrifice pride and claim his winter mate? Or will he let her go, and never know that their one passionate night produced a special holiday gift?

Isadora Montrose - Dragon's Christmas Captive
One dragon lord, one pixie princess, a magical ring and 1000 years of history. Christmas was never this hot, this funny, or this star-crossed. Fate may have the last laugh unless Theo Lindorm can come to a meeting of minds with Elven Princess Lexi.

Shifters guaranteed to make your holidays merry, indeed!



Shifters, Secrets & Surprises centers around Christmas time and gives a verity of shifters to enjoy – wolves, bears, dragons, and new kind a sasquatch. Each story is sweet, enjoyable, and has that Holiday feel.

Sasquatch SurpriseSasquatch Surprise by Anna Lowe

Sasquatch Surprise is a beautiful Christmas novella that gives you a great taste of the authors writing. Ms. Lowe is a fabulous storyteller and she has created a fun shifter romance with unique and enjoyable characters. This ones features a Sasquatch, which I have never read before in a shifter story until now.

Harrison and Nala have known each other most their lives. They’ve always been drawn to each other, but things happen and they part ways. They both needed to grow, before they could get their chance.

I very much enjoy the duel-POV’s. It’s alway’s a pleasure to dive into the thoughts of each character and be pulled into the emotions they feel. Things move at a steady pace, with some good action, and a sweet romance. We get a lovely holiday feel that takes place around Christmas time.

I loved this novella. It is a wonderful addition to The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch. It can be read as a stand-a-lone or part of the series. I highly recommend this author and her books.

Rated: 4 Stars

A Present for the AlphasA Present for the Alphas (Hunted by the Alphas) by Lily Thorn

A Present for the Alphas is a sweet stand-a-lone novella. This story takes place during Yuletide and the author explained it beautifully.

We have Val who was once human, but now is a wolf shifter and mated to Ash and Blaze. We get to see the love that the pack has coming together as a pack to decorate and celebrate Yule, how they include their Alpha’s mate Val, who has never celebrated Christmas before, as well as the love Ash and Blaze have for their mate. I really liked the Holiday spirt in this one. We are also treated to a little M/F/M scene between our Triad couple.

I enjoyed this novella.

Rated: 3 Stars

One Bearry NightOne Bearry Night (Clan Conroe) by Emma Alisyn

One Bearry Night is a quick, humors, and ends with a sweet Holiday surprise.

The story is book 4 in the series, but does stand-a-lone. It’s complete, but does have a little cliffhanger at the end which leads into the next couple after this one. The author in her notes points this out; before the story starts.

This was a fun and enjoyable novella. You could see where things where going, neither one of them knows that their being matched to each other, but still its funny to watch how it all unfolds. Some things happen to keep the story entertaining.

I would have liked more on Daamin and the shifters that are after his sisters. Other then not getting the full story on this I still very much enjoyed the humor and outcome on One Bearry Night. I’m curious enough to check out the other books in the Clan Conroe series.

Rated: 3.5 Stars

Dragon’s Christmas Captive Dragon’s Christmas Captive (Lords of the Dragon Islands) by Isadora Montrose

Dragon’s Christmas Captive was a sweet romance that will make you laugh and cry. We get a dragon shifter and a little pixie elf princess. It’s full of curses and magical jewelry.

Lexi, the pixie was cute, funny, and out to date with her thinking; which adds some very funny scenes. Theo, the dragon shifter has been looking for his destined mate, but hasn’t found her. What happens when a pixie and a dragon cross paths?

The only thing I had trouble with is them falling in love. I never felt their connection. Never felt them fall in love. Not sure why? But, it just never came together for me on the love front. Other then that I enjoyed this novella and am curious in checking out the other books in the Lords of the Dragon Islands series.

Rated: 3 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Anna Lowe with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “ARC Review: Shifters, Secrets & Surprises by Anna Lowe, Lily Thorn, Emma Alisyn, & Isadora Montrose

  1. Thanks so much for your time in reviewing!
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    • My pleasure! Happy Holidays.