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Publisher's Summary

Can a woman find two Alpha soul mates in one lifetime?

Talyn Phisher is a counselor in a world that has been turned on its ear by an unthinkable discovery: vampires roam among humans.

If all this upheaval was not enough, Talyn's body is changing. Signs that something is seriously wrong plague her. Having been told she's barren and there's no hope - Talyn still longs for a family of her own, though the stories she hears from clients tell her happiness is a long shot.

Talyn wants that shot. She yearns for a man who will put her first - for who she is.

Until a stalker's pursuit threatens everything close to Talyn's heart.

When Talyn feels her life is in imminent danger, she reaches out in desperation to the Final Enforcement, an elite, fringe group of the police who do more than take the law into their own hands.

Only to discover Talyn isn't what she thinks she is.

And neither is the one who stalks her.

Shifter is the first volume of six episodic novelettes in the Alpha Claim serial.

©2015 Tamara Rose Blodgett (P)2016 Tamara Rose Blodgett

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Shifter: Alpha Claim 1


This book was a short story about a female hybrid human / lycan who hasn't been changed yet. First in the series, might be worth litening to more if this is your genre. I'd give it a go.

The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.

“This audiobook was given by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Interesting!

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I really enjoyed this book it was a great start to the series and left me wanting more… The narrator did a great job and the storyline is intriguing. It is a different/hot romance book so far…
“This audiobook was given by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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Sexy and interesting

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Shifter is an explicit adult supernatural romance/erotic thriller that's relatively well written but contains elements that are a bit too similar to television's "True Blood" (such as the people who like vampires being called Fang Bangers).
Having heard the first four stories in this six-episode tale, it weaves an interesting who'll-do-it tale that plays on the fantasy of having two people fight over you. In this instance however, the men fight over the female lead for sex. The dubious setup prevents her from just being a piece of meat however, because it's only through sex that her life can be saved as her body transitions into something new!
Tamara Rose Blodgett and Marata Eros make a good writing team and provide enough intrigue to keep the story interesting across the multiple episodes. Narrator Holly Elise does a fine job, however this is one book that could have benefited more from a male reader. The reason for this is that the story unfolds through the first-person view of multiple characters. We learn immediately that the main character is female, but it's almost an hour into the book before we discover the second perspective is being told by a male. By then I'd incorrectly assumed I was listening to a lesbian love story!!
This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom, along with volumes 2, 3 and 4. I'm keen to see how it all winds up over the final two volumes, which is a recommendation in itself.

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  • Daisy
  • PALMYRA, VA, United States
  • 10-06-16

Great start to a series

I enjoyed listening to this book. its full of action and funny antidotes. the narration was good. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

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Shifter Claimed 2

Wow this book was absolutely amazing. i had really enjoyed and loved listening to this book. I would highly reccomend this book.

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Excellant read

This is not your typical shifter romance. Can't wait for the 2nd book!!! Great read.

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mash-up

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

sure. has a little of alot of different theory's mashed-up

What does Holly Elise bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

tries very hard to make different voices.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

nice story

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*** I received an AUDIOBOOK in exchange for an honest review. ***"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • DK
  • 05-11-17

I Don't Get It


I cannot make myself care about shifter/paranormal topics, no matter how hard I try. However, I really try to listen to the entirety of this book but could not.

I listened to this book long enough to judge the authors and narrators cadence. If you like these type of romances, this is one that is well written and performed. Beyond that I cannot comment on more than the first 30 minutes. This is a cliffhanger.

*I received this work in exchange for my review; good, bad or meh. I've written all 3 kinds.

Consider following me on audible. I review from most genres.

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Short intro to series

Dr. Talyn Phisher is having a bad day. With her body feeling like it's about to implode, patients who have seriously damaged childhood, a possible gym stalker, mysterious blue eyes and not enough Ben and Jerry's, it's not looking good.

Merck is a changer, a protector. A Lycan who helps his female changes cross over, but it's the first time he has been assigned an older female to change. Even worse one who is going into heat and who he is beginning to have strong emotions about.

This part of the series served as an introduction to these characters and their world. They don't interact much until the end so we are left in the dark about their relationship if it goes to that.

The narration was unfortunately at times stilted and felt robotic especially with Talyn voice. I found that to annoy me a bit and just struggled through to the end. It was better with The male voices, but I found the overemphasizing of the genitalia in the dirty sense to be over the top and cringeworthy. The story in itself was okay and I would listen or read the next in it.

I received an audible copy of this book for my honest opinion.

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A+ on the story, narration is and F

Would you consider the audio edition of Shifter to be better than the print version?

Definitely not!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Talyn

What didn’t you like about Holly Elise’s performance?

Not a fan

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Her realization.

Any additional comments?

Full review:
Shifter Alpha Claim 1
Written by: Tamara Rose Blodgett & Marata Eros
Narrated by: Holly Elise

I enjoyed the story but really had a hard time getting around the narration. The story was a well written love story with well-developed characters and great twists throughout.
I enjoyed the story and give it 5 stars, but the narration is a generous 1 star. Overall; I rate Shifter Alpha Claim audio book with 3 Boundless Star book. I recommend the paperback or e-book to others readers; anything but audio and you will enjoy the book much more than I.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful