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Unleashed

Dark Moon Shifters, Book One
Narrated by: Tyler Donne, Ellie Faye
Series: Dark Moon Shifters, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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One woman on the run. Four dangerously sexy bodyguards. And a war brewing that will change the shifter world forever...

I'm living on borrowed time, fighting for survival against a deadly new virus that has no cure and a cult doing its best to brainwash me. But when a mysterious note shows up on my windowsill one night, its chilling message - Run, Wren - launches me out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Within hours, everything I thought I knew about my life, my family, and my origins is obliterated, and I'm racking up enemies at an alarming rate. Between the cult I've just escaped, a violent shifter faction out for my blood, and an ancient evil who eats "chosen ones" like me for breakfast, my last hope is to join forces with four dangerous-looking men who claim they were sent to guard my life.

Luke, a werewolf with a rap sheet. Creedence, a lynx shifter who never met a mark he couldn't con. Kite, a bear kin with a mean right hook and heart of gold. And Dust, my childhood best friend and dude voted least likely to be a secret shape-shifting griffin.

But are these men really what they seem? Or are my alpha guardians hiding a secret agenda of their own? I'm not sure, but one thing is for certain - choosing the right allies will mean the difference between life and death. For me, and everyone I love.

Unleashed is book one in the Dark Moon Shifter's series. It is a true reverse harem featuring one woman and her four mates.

©2018 Bella Jacobs (P)2019 Bella Jacobs

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Review: Dark Moon Shifters 1: Unleashed

Unleashed: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy Romance by Bella Jacobs is the first book in her Dark moon Shifters series. Told in multiple POV's mostly from Wren's POV, this was my first foray into a reverse-harem story. Equally cautious about the Urban Fantasy aspect as I am a bit of a fantasy genre snob I was beyond wowed by the world-building and introduction to the characters and the rules of this world. The story was fluid, the information parsed out as and when needed without taking away from the ACTUAL storyline. Wren's thought process and feelings always seemed genuine and validated based on the seriousness of the situation she finds herself in and the attention of not one but four men destined to be her mates who will make her the strongest she can be to defeat the big bad was handled so well. Their emotions and views on the dynamics of their own relationship with wren as well as with each other - floored. Super hot when it was called for but also what a great story! I devoured this book and immediately went on and devoured books 2 & 3, Untamed: A Shifter Urban Fantasy & Unbroken: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy Romance. Loved it! Enjoy!

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Color me intrigued!!

This is an amazing start for the series! It was a little slow paced in the beginning, but as the plot started to thicken and characters were being introduced, I was not able to stop after that! I can’t wait to keep on listening to the rest of the series!

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Unleashed is a perfect time for this book!

I truly enjoyed this book. The FMC has been lied to her entire life. She gets kidnapped by the good guys to start learning what she really is. The character development is great. I am going to be on the edge of my seat waiting for the next book to come out!

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Loved it

Wren has had a horrible start in life being terminally ill most of her life, and has been sheltered by her parents. Her life take a 360 and then is non stop action. I loved this book, can’t wait for book 2.

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Thrilling read!

I very much enjoyed this novel! Exciting storyline about shifters and great narrators! Really looking forward to book 2 of the series. Had a hard time putting it down!

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So good, must Read

I absolutely love this book and can’t wait to continue to read this series. I can’t wait to find out everyone’s secrets and for Wren to come to her full potential. I hope Luke pulls his head out of his butt .

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Nothing is as it seems in Wren's world

Unleashed! I was blown away with this story. I was pulled into this magical story from the very beginning and can't wait for the next book.

Wren is such a likeable character and when she discovers her true destiny she really shines. The 4 men that will help her achieve her ultimate destiny are all hot, men/shifters that capture your heart in different ways. Kite is the youngest and sweetest, Creedence is funny and you can tell he is dealing with deep down hurts. Dust is the moody, world on his shoulders type but you know there is more there as well and Luke, bad boy personified. Wren is one lucky lady to have these 4 at her side.

Even though this story is fiction and from long ago fables and fantasy it is also futuristic real. This story shows us what could happen to our world if we do not change our ways. It also puts a whole new spin on the evil that is real and out there. There is mystery, danger, romance that is a sweet slow burn of first love that will melt your heart. There is also evil lurking and it's hard to tell who is the good guys and who is trying to sabotage their effort to conquer this evil. I loved this book and highly recommend it. Know that it is a cliffhanger so be prepared for that.

Tyler Donne and Ellie Faye do a great job telling this story and pulling you into this fictional world. I loved it.

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Romantic Fantasy at it's finest

I've been waiting for a while now for something a bit new and different to come out in the paranormal romance genre and Unleashed definitely fits the bill. I absolutely loved it!! Tyler Donne and Ellie Faye totally rocked this narration with the ability to change their voices effortlessly for multiple characters including one with a British accent. They really brought all of these magnificent characters to life in the best of ways. I was intrigued and entertained with them and the story throughout and am really looking forward to getting to know these characters throughout the series. In this first book we are introduced to Wren who was living her life thinking she was dying until one fateful night wakes her up to her new reality. We also meet Kite, Dust, Creedence and Luke. The four shifters who will be by her side on her journey or hero's quest as it were. I don't want to give anything away but let me just say that she has herself quite a band of amazing beasts. I can't wait to get to know each of them better and watch their dynamics change and relationships blossom.
Wonderful characters, great world building and excellent writing made this a joy to experience and I can't wait for more.

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A New PNR Favorite

I'm a huge fan of PNR but things have gotten a little stale and repetitive in that genre so this book was a real treat. It was nothing like what I was expecting but it immediately pulled me in and had me wanting more.
Wren has spent her life on drugs to fight a degenerative virus for which there's no cure. Just when it seems she may be a candidate for a new medical procedure her life is turned upside down. Kidnapped from her adoptive parents, Wren is thrust into a world filled with shifters, gods and imaginable evil. She has no other option than to adapt to this new world and her place in it.
While this book has all of the paranormal elements I love it also has a sexually charged romance between several of the characters. This book is a must read and I can't wait to see how things play out in the next one.

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Wren❤️

This story is about Wren, who doesn’t exactly know who she really is. Her misguided parents have kept huge secrets from her and she’s always been too sick to plan for any kind of future. She’s whisked away from her life and everything is suddenly turned upside down. Bits of the story were slow but overall nice quick listen. I liked Wren. She’s caring, strong and very forgiving. Steamy moments. Reverse Harem. Good narration. Recommend.