Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Review: Artic Shift by Lissa Matthews

Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60928-159-5
Genre: Paranormal/Erotic Romance
Format: eBook
Length: Novella
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Available as an ebook from Samhain Publishing, Amazon Kindle, All Romance eBooks

She believes in myths…can she believe in destiny?

Denali Heat, Book 1

Unlike her adventurous sister, Ruby is perfectly content to let her mind be the wanderlust while her body stays safely in Chicago. Melanie wouldn’t be out of touch this long without a damned good reason, though. Which means it’s time for a giant step outside her comfort zone.

While Denali National Park is like another planet, the myths and legends that saturate this wild land are right up her alley. The wilderness guide waiting for her—naked in her bed—looks about as safe as a polar bear.

Carson’s people are kin to the great beast, right down to the white hair. Before Ruby ever set foot in Alaska, his inner bear knew that Melanie’s little sister was his mate. He’s doing his level best not to let his primal needs scare her, but everything about her sends his urge to possess her into overdrive.

To his surprise, revealing he’s a shifter only stimulates her innate curiosity. Warming her with the perfect fire of their lovemaking, easy. Convincing her that real love isn’t a myth—and making her want to stay in his home, his bed, his heart—now, that’s a problem…

Warning: cozy flannel PJs, a naked shifter, incredible food and some fireside sex hot enough to melt the polar ice caps…

I obtained the above information from Ms. Lissa's website!
I was given this book to review... all thoughts are strictly my own.....
And a warning... I love Ms. Matthews work..... So get ready to be rocked out!!!

Oh wow! Okay where to start! This is an awesome **first** paranormal book by Ms. Matthews!
***brief moment to do a happy dance ~ yayayayayay***
It is a short story, but I will tell you that it will leave you wanting to know more about the ice polar bears! And also after reading, I now want to move to Alaska ~ pronto! Ms. Lissa did an awesome job at story building. She has definitely set this story up for more to come. I can not wait to learn more about the men in this family. I know if I peek around enough, I know I can find a brother or cousin for myself. **So that means we want more Ms. Lissa ~ said with pouty eyes**

First, we meet Ruby. She has not heard from her sister Melanie in quite some time. Mel went up north to work and has not been in touch with her family for a while. So Ruby takes matters in her own hands and takes a trip up north to Alaska to find her sister. Will she be prepared for what she finds (or who she finds) when she gets up there?

First off, I love that Ms. Lissa kept it real ~ Ruby, like Ms. Lissa's other heroine's, she is not your average, skinny little girl. She is a full figured woman and I love every inch of her. Ruby is an amazing character She is a woman who thinks (sometimes out loud, which I love ~ cuz I do that) about every angle, every way, everything about things. She needs to know the hows and whys and everything else before she leaps. She is a woman whose job is to practically live outside the box. She is a mythologist (primarily Greek and Roman). So understanding fairy tales, things that are not "real" to you and I ~ is what Ruby excels in. So when presented with a live, walking-talking, "fairy tale" what does she do...?? Given the chance of lifetime... finding her soul mate... the one destined for her... Does she accept things at face value and take what is being offered... Or does she run, hide and buried herself in her research?

Carson... I think the only thing you need to know about him is that the man is Sex on a Stick. I mean... from his stance, his body language, his eyes, his soul... You will want to crawl in his lap and eat him alive (or maybe the other way around ~ did I say that out loud)! Carson is a man that is very devoted to his family, his culture, his very livelihood. He is very primal, raw... and all man! He believes in his mission in life... Preserving his family secret. But when he sees Ruby, his mission jumps track a bit... His passion runs a little deeper in another direction... His devotion... To one woman... His mate.

I will give you this... from the moment you read chapter one, page one... as you turn the pages... you will not be disappointed. I will tease you a bit... Wanna know how Ruby first meets Carson ~ Ruby wakes up with Carson in her bed ~ naked! Wanna talk about making first impressions huh, lol! These two set the stage for the world which you are about to be welcome in. Is it crazy folk , is it real... are you intrigued to find out the answers? Come with Ruby and Carson to not only find Melanie... but maybe find love, happiness, a sense of belonging... and the life you never knew you could have!

Ms. Lissa put a fresh spin on a paranormal tale. To find out what that spin is, you are going to have to read the book... I don't give away those kinda of secrets.... Well, if it means Carson coming to find me... I might reconsider... Nah! Go get the book! =) The pace of the story was excellent... the lovemaking... very hot. I am telling you ~ you are going to want to find a polar shifter after this book. ((And we had some debate about the shifter being a bear... and what would happen if he attacked you. But you have to remember you are his mate... the only thing he would do is rip off your clothes to make hot, raw, real, primal love to you!)) I am soooooooooo looking forward to more paranormal from Ms. Lissa!

Honey, you rocked my erotic world... and you are rocking the paranormal. This book had it all!

And let this sentence set in... really set in... And tell me you don't want your own Carson!

"He'd spend time in her world before she became immersed in his. He'd give and take and compromise and work with her to get them where they needed to be in order to live forever as lovers, as friends, as mates."

Now who does not want that!?!?!?!?! Go... Get... The... Damn.. Book...NOW!!!!!

To visit Ms. Lissa's website, please go -->> here.
To visit her blog... please go -->> here. And drop her a note while you are there! Ohhh and don't forget to check out her other books while you are there... they are awesome!!!!

And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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  1. Hm, was it only an excerpt and something else you had up before. I could swear I have read a review, lol

  2. Great review! I love her writing stlye and this book, with this book being paranromal it was right up my ally.

  3. Awesome review! I just picked this up and now it will be next on my list.... can't wait!!!!!

  4. I want a Carson as well as a
    I love Lissa's books.
    great review.

  5. As soon as I get I get an e-reader (hopefully Christmas) I'm reading this one.

  6. Another one I really want. Carson sounds like my soul mate :-D

    Stephanie G
    Paranormal Haven

  7. I loved this review-and you have convinced me that I need to give this book a try! Hope everything is going good with you!

  8. Blodeuedd~ Hey hon! Thanks for coming over! I know I emailed you... but I promise you I just pimped her out that day. But this is an awesome story!

    Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance)~ Hey hon! Thank you! Oh gosh, I love her writing style too!!! And yes... this is her first paranormal! Yayayay!!

    Brande~ Hey honey! Thanks for popping in! Ohhh I cannot wait to see what you have to say! Hugs hon!

    elaing8~ Oh believe me, I want them all! LMBO!

    Chris~ Hey hon! I do love this cover! Captures Carson soooo right!

    carolsnotebook~ Hey honey! Ohhh I know reading from the computer is a pain... but a pain worth it for this one! And I will send a letter to Santa for you! Hugs hon!

    Paranormal Haven~ Stephanie! Hey honey! Ohhhhhh you might have some competition for Caron, lmbo!! He is... oh soo hot~!

    A Buckeye Girl Reads~ Hey hon! Thanks for coming over! Hee heee, I am glad that I could convince you to get this one! She is an awesome writer! Everything is good with me, I hope all is well for you my love!

  9. *grins* Bossy Cecile? *chuckles & raises hand* I already haz book!

    *smooshes* muahs Cecile!


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