Sunday, April 19, 2020

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Shift Out of Luck (Brimstone Inc. #2) by Abigail Owen

Book Blurb:

Shift Out Of Luck

Brimstone Inc Book 2 by Abigail Owen

Genre: Paranormal Romance

The Montagues and Capulets have nothing on the Canis and Banes wolf packs. The two have been feuding for ages. The brutal murder of the Banes’ alpha only added fuel to the fire. And now there’s only one way to bring peace—the current alphas of each pack, Marrok and Tala, need a mating of convenience.

Tala has her doubts. A thousand of them.

Never mind that Marrok drives her body to levels of desire her vibrator has trouble keeping up with. If she can’t get her inner wolf—or her people—on board, forget peace, because she'll lose the tenuous control she has over the Canis pack. Her new mate is just so damn alpha. He’d better learn to play nice or Tala will have to show him who’s boss.

But Marrok has plans of his own, and nothing and no one, not even Tala herself, can resist an alpha...

This novella was previously self published as The Worse for Were but has undergone a complete re-edit. Scenes were added, things were changed, but the kissing still remains!

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My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Romance, Supernatural, Werewolves--

Ok disclaimer here. I had no idea that Shift Out Of Luck was the second in a series OR that it was a novella. I like to always start with the first book in a series, so I was miffed when I began the book and realized I was missing a little bit of the story- or actually, maybe the world building I was confused about since the relationship started on page one here. That being said, I would love to go back now and read the first story so fill in the blanks about whatever Brimstone is and I for sure want to read more since this was fun and really easy read to spend a hour or so on. I usually do not read novellas but this had cute character development and a fast paced plot so I don't feel like I was missing anything- that being sad, I would totally read this if it were a full length novel I liked the characters so much.

This was very much a werewolf romance story which I am always a sucker for- through in the mate bond and I am a goner. The story was dual narrated (the only way a romance should be in my totally biased opinion) by the two main characters/love interests. Marrok was born to be the alpha of his pack, groomed from birth to take his place- but he is not your normal alpha. Instead he is understanding and adaptable, caring about all of his pack, approachable- and can cook. I loved him from the start and rooted for him to get his happily ever after. Tala was more prickly and hard for me to figure out at first. I loved that the author took a different approach with a female alpha and we saw her struggle first hand to fight for her pack when every thing was against her. She could never look weak and I felt for her once I understood the issue.

Overall I found this to be sweet, steamy and fast, something I got lost in this afternoon for some quick escapism. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys paranormal romances, werewolf love stories and great character building.


Catch up on the Brimstone Inc Series!

Book Blurb:

The Demigod Complex

Brimstone Inc book 1 by Abigail Owen

Genre: Paranormal Romance

When Lyleia Naiad was head-hunted by Brimstone, Inc., for her job as Executive Assistant to a high-powered billionaire demigod, she was given one directive—do NOT fall in love with Castor Dioskouri. Doesn’t matter if he is the son of Zeus and can electrify a room with a single glance. As an ex-nymph, she possesses a unique ability—a gift from the goddesses to protect nymphs from the randy gods—to resist her boss's charms.

Or so she thought.

He insists she accompany him to an alpha wolf shifter mating ceremony, an event where the pheromones fly, and so do clothes...and inhibitions.

Goddesses save her, because Castor has stolen into Lyleia’s heart, and she’s not so sure she can hold out much longer..

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Multi-award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, alpha heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of sexy shifters! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, Dr. Seuss quoter, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

Abigail also writes award-winning contemporary romance under the name Kadie Scott.

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  1. Thank you so much for reading and the lovely review! I'm thrilled you enjoyed Shift Out of Luck. :) Just so you know, the Brimstone Inc. series of novellas is set in the same world as my Inferno Rising and Fire's Edge series of full length dragon shifter novels.

    Best of luck to everyone on the giveaway!!! xoxo

    1. ooh, thanks for the info! I now need to go binge some books...