Today I am happy to welcome Jennifer Ashley to RFTC. Jennifer is celebrating the release of Mate Claimed, the latest book in her Shifters Unbound series and has stopped by to chat. Please give Jennifer a very warm welcome.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James.
Jennifer's/Allyson's/Ashley's novels have won RWA's RITA award, the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer's Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Jennifer's novels have been also been translated into nearly a dozen European and Asian languages.
Jennifer enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.
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Welcome back to the world of the Shifters! Mate Claimed focuses on Eric (brother of Cassidy, whom you met in Wild Cat) and Iona, the half human, half Shifter Eric saw sitting at a club in Wild Cat.
At that time, if you recall, Eric realized Iona was just entering her fertile years, and he knows how dangerous that will be for her. If Iona can’t contain herself, she could go feral, meaning the beast in her will take over, until she’s dangerous to herself and everyone around her, including her human mother and half-sister, whom she dearly loves.
Eric’s solution—mate-claim her, teach her to be Shifter, and mate with her fully.
Iona finds the mysterious and dangerous Eric intriguing, but she wishes the man would stop driving her insane. She can’t help thinking about the night he fed her luscious chocolates in the dark silence of a deserted parking lot, but she vows never to acknowledge publicly that she’s Shifter, fearing backlash against her mother for hiding her.
Eric has problems of his own. His Shiftertown is being consolidated with another that the humans are shutting down. That Shiftertown was all-wolf, run by a Lupine, Graham, who hates Felines like Eric, not to mention the fact that he’s had to step down as Shiftertown leader. Graham has made it clear that he’s not going to concede easily, and he’s more or less already challenged Eric for position as the Alpha.
Not only that, but Eric has been having episodes of unexplained pain, possibly left over from experiments performed on him long ago. And there’s evidence that someone, somewhere has started experiments on Shifters again.
Cassidy and Diego are back in this installment, Cassidy very pregnant and ready to have her first cub. Iona is drawn into Shiftertown despite her misgivings, where she learns about the closeness of the families, their secrets, and the lengths they’ll go to in order to protect those secrets.
You’ll also meet the hero of the next book, Tiger, a very special Shifter. You’ll learn why when you meet him! For his book, we’ll be returning to the Austin Shiftertown, which I know everyone loves.
I hope you enjoy the Shifters and their stories once again!
Eric Warden knows that half-Shifter wildcat Iona is passing for human, living without a Collar in the human world. He also knows that if she does not acknowledge her Shifter nature and her mating hunger, it could kill her. Iona finds the mysterious and dangerous Eric, a wildcat and leader of his Shiftertown, haunting her dreams, but she vows never to "come out" and take the Collar, fearing backlash against her mother and sister for hiding the fact that she's Shifter. But Eric is a compelling Shifter male, and Iona's hunger calls to him.
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