Shifting Circle

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 110 ratings

The Shape of Desire Publisher's Summary

For 15 years Maria Devane has been desperately, passionately in love with Dante Romano. But despite loving him with all of her heart and soul, Maria knows that Dante can never give all of himself back - at least not all the time. Every month, Dante shifts shape, becoming a wild animal. During those times, he wanders far and wide, leaving Maria alone. He can't choose when he shifts; the transition is often abrupt and, as he gets older, the time he spends in human form is gradually decreasing. But Maria, who loves him without hesitation, wouldn't trade their unusual relationship for anything.

Since the beginning, she has kept his secret, knowing that their love is worth the danger. But when a string of brutal attacks occur in local parks during the times when Dante is in animal form, Maria is forced to consider whether the lies she's been telling about her life have turned into lies she's telling herself.

©2012 Sharon Shinn (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Shape of Desire

    • A Shifting Circle Novel, Book 1
    • By: Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated by: Erin Moon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54

    For 15 years Maria Devane has been desperately, passionately in love with Dante Romano. But every month, Dante shifts shape, becoming a wild animal. During those times, he wanders far and wide, leaving Maria alone. Since the beginning, she has kept his secret, knowing that their love is worth the danger. But when a string of brutal attacks occur in local parks during the times when Dante is in animal form, Maria is forced to consider whether the lies she's been telling about her life have turned into lies she's telling herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More mature content than her previous works

    • By R. O'Hare on 05-23-12

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 2

    • Still Life with Shape-Shifter

    • A Shifting Circle Novel, Book 2
    • By: Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated by: Erin Moon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    National bestselling author Sharon Shinn presents a passionate, heart-wrenching story of secrets and the lengths we’ll go to, to protect those we love... Melanie Landon and her half-sister share a unique bond. For her entire life, Melanie has hidden the fact that Ann is a shape-shifter. The never-ending deception is a heavy weight to bear, but Melanie is determined to keep Ann’s secret and protect her from a world that simply wouldn’t understand. For months, Melanie hasn’t seen or heard from Ann, in either of her forms.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Escapism in rural Missouri...

    • By R. J. Melton on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 3

    • The Turning Season

    • A Shifting Circle Novel, Book 3
    • By: Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated by: Erin Moon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    For Karadel, being a shape-shifter has always been a reality she couldn’t escape. Even though she’s built a safe life as a rural veterinarian, with a close-knit network of shifter and human friends who would do anything for her - and for each other -she can’t help but wish for a chance at being normal. When she’s not dealing with her shifts or caring for her animal patients, she attempts to develop a drug that will help shifters control their changes - a drug that might even allow them to remain human forever.

    Regular price: $24.95