Title: Time Shifters by Myra Nour
Genre: Adult – Paranormal Romance
Length: 148 pages
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Publication Date: November 7, 2016
Rating – 3.5
Briana has heard his voice for years in dreams. Calling to her. She hears that same voice from the handsome stranger she meets on vacation, captivating and so familiar. When he unexpectedly transforms into a werewolf, Briana flees in horror. She knows him … he is the wolfman who haunts her nightmares. More than anything else, it is her lustful response to the beast that terrifies her.
When Raynor finally meets his mate, he is confused by her reaction and even more so by her response when he shifts. She doesn’t recognize him. In an attempt to escape, Briana jumps through the time portal of his people, landing her in Medieval England. Raynor must rescue her, which requires bonding with Briana as her mate. But first he must teach Briana that she is a shifter, then convince her not to be repelled by her other self, an ancient, powerful shifter. A snakewoman.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Time Shifters by Myra Nour. I received a copy of this book through Ravenswood Publishing in exchange for an honest review of it.
Time Shifters is about shape shifters who are able to travel through time. In the story we follow Briana and Raynor, two shape shifter soulmates. Briana has no clue that she is a shapeshifter until she finds Raynor, a handsome guy who shapeshifts into a werewolf among other things. The attraction is instant but it takes a little longer for them to bond due to Brianna’s disconnect with her shapeshifter roots. Raynor longs for her and when she jumped through a time portal he must follow her through it and save her.
I feel like I need to start this review off by saying that I literally fell in love with the cover of this book. It is one of the most gorgeous book covers that I have ever seen on a paranormal romance, hands down. Love it.
It’s been awhile since I have read a paranormal romance but I think this was a good one to jump back into the genre with. I enjoyed the story even though I don’t think that werewolves are my preference of choice in shape shifting paranormal romance, although I know it is a popular one. The story definitely felt like paranormal romance with fantasy elements thrown in and with time travel some science fiction elements as well. So it was a nice blend of genres that I really had fun with.
It is pretty sexy, definitely very adult. The sexy times in this one were very different from what I have previously read which was interesting, especially since some scenes involved a snake woman having sexy times with a vampire. This book had danger, romance, sexy times and time travel – all things that can hold my attention especially when mashed into a good story. I wish it had been longer, I think maybe the story wouldn’t have felt so rushed to me then but I have to admit that it was really great to be able to pick this up and read it in one sitting. I really liked the fighting scenes between vampires when they travel to the past and I just really love then Briana as the snakewoman gets pissed off and takes it out on people, such a far cry from who she is when she is just Brianna. It seems like this should be part of a series, I’m not sure if it is, but I would totally be down to read more about these Shifters. I think the concept is a really fun one.
If you are a paranormal romance fan or are into shapeshifter romances, this is one you may enjoy. I enjoyed it so I am giving it a 3.5 star review.
About the Author
Myra Nour grew up reading s/f, fantasy, and romance, so she was really thrilled when these elements were combined in Futuristic Romances. She enjoys writing within all these elements, whether the hero is a handsome man from another planet, or a tiny fairy from another dimension. Myra’s background is in counseling, and she likes using her knowledge to create believable characters. She also enjoys lively dialogue and, of course, using her imagination to create other worlds with lots of action/adventure, as well as romance. She uses her handsome husband as inspiration for her heroes – he is a body builder, a soldier, and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
For the past 5 years she was owner and CEO of BTS Book Reviews. Retired in Jan 2016 she is enjoying her return to writing. Myra has always loved reading Horror and is expanding her writing in that direction, currently working on a zombie novel.