Tina is a retired Air Force brat and has lived in several states as well as a handful of countries. She has always had a soft spot for literature and is a voracious reader. When she isn’t writing, she can be found cuddled up with a good book. Though Tina adores a thrilling novel with sappy lovesick heroes, she is terrified of things that go bump in the night. This makes for quite a complicated relationship with zombies, something that she just can’t get enough of.
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Publisher: eXtasy Books
Cover Artist: Latisha Waters
Pages: 60 pages
Categories: Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Romance
Jason is a West Coast wolf Shifter who leaves his native Pack Lands to search for his destined mate. When he finds the large muscled man working out a local gym, Jason is ecstatic and apprehensive. Eric is a Changeless human and there are tense sides to the politically heated debate around the integration of Shifters and Changeless. Jason is at risk of losing control of his wolf without bonding with his destined mate. But, will Eric accept that Jason is a Shifter? And can Eric trust Jason after his heart has been left shattered from a previously failed relationship.
Jason allowed himself to run that night. Elation filled him making it easier to relax and allow his wolf to flow into his mind and body. The shift was seamless, years of transitioning helped his wolf to take control in under a few painless minutes. Jason knew of wolves who could never shift because the pain was so intense. It was unknown what the cause was but some insisted that it was because the Shifter’s true mate had never been found and the man could not control the beast inside of him.
The old wives’ tale had haunted Jason especially as years passed without locating his mate. Now that he knew Eric existed, it was one less thing to worry about. Now he could focus on worrying about Eric finding out he was a Shifter. Eric’s acceptance. If the two would find love and happiness despite fate playing a factor, then, and only then, could Jason think about starting a family with Eric. Maybe he was jumping the gun, but he had always wanted a man to love and a family to care for. Was it too much to want? Shouldn’t he be satisfied with finding a mate? All of this thinking and stress was weighing him down. Yes, he had found his mate, but would Eric want Jason?
His legs pumped harder as he made his way across hills and through forests with large trees reaching up towards the skies. It was not the familiar woods of his home on the Pack Lands but it felt good to stretch his limbs, pull deep pulls of fresh air into his lungs, and feel the wind tickling through his fur all over his body. With a grin, he imagined his large bear of a mate with sexual wants that matched his own.
Review by multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
This is a short story about a Changeless human, and a shifter. In this alternate world, we have Changeless humans living out and in the open with the shifters but the bigotry lives on and so does the segregation, but not as we know it.
Jason does have a low self-esteem and maybe because of it, does not eat the right foods. He does, however, know that somewhere out there is his destined mate and so seeks him out. What do you know? He finds 'the one' in a gym, working his gorgeous muscles and sweating the way a man should.
Erik is a gorgeous specimen of a man and a beautiful person within. He really has no problem with the supposed lack of physical beauty Jason thinks he is categorized under. What he cares about is the person inside, someone who would love him, be loyal, be the partner he'd always wanted. As someone who had a weight problem in the past, he knows how to eat the right foods and ends up encouraging Jason to do the same. Their friendship develops well before they stepped into the friends to lovers phase. When they finally do, it was not surprising they were in love with each other.
So, you're probably thinking: another shifter story. Well, yes, it is. But I love to cuddle up to a good read where I feel lucky just being happy reading and feeling good while reading, don't you? Shifting Weight hit the right buttons for me: erotic, MM, not too short, light to read, the plot developing very well and best of all, it is really, really romantic. Erik's and Jason's romance bloomed in every page and overall is just a great read. **smilingoofy**
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Rafflecopter Prize: E-copy of Shifting Weight and a gift certificate