PRIMAL SHIFTERS Box Set
Title: PRIMAL SHIFTERS Box Set
Author: Kira Shayde
Pub. Date: February 25, 2019
Publisher: Kira Shayde
Three novella-length paranormal romances in one overarching story of sociopolitical conflict.
BANE OF HER DESIRE
When Holly Ainran’s brother goes AWOL from an elite military force in Tanzania, she confronts Commander Bane Ojore, a rare melanistic lion shifter. Sparks ignite, but Holly finds a challenge in taming this brooding, hostile beast. Bane does not expect the daughter of a high-ranking parliamentary executive to be a smart, code-breaking expert adamant about abolishing the lion caste hierarchy and ending the lion-hyena conflict. Nor does he expect such a stunning lioness to fall for him. But Bane’s job is to find the traitors supplying weapons to the hyenas, and all signs point to Holly’s brother. Holly won’t give up on her brother though…or Bane. As their passion escalates, so do the risks, the danger, and ultimately, their love.
DESIRES AT WAR
Months as a POW leaves lion shifter Fix Ainran struggling to recover, but he can’t get the curvaceous Caryn Plumar out of his mind. Yet the beautiful daughter of the hyena chairman only torments the disabled former soldier with heated trysts before pulling away. No matter how much she desires Fix’s touch, Caryn’s obligations involve more than fighting for an independent hyena state in a land ruled by lions and fraught with war. She must sacrifice any chance of happiness and freedom by marrying within the clan to ensure her safety. Unable to stay apart, Fix and Caryn defy societal rules and risk their lives as they battle enemies, search for the truth about his captivity…and fall in love.
COOL BLUE DESIRE
When Alina Van der Stel agrees to spring an imprisoned lion shifter in southern Africa and hand him over to the rebels in return for information about her birth parents, she doesn’t expect the man to capture her mind as much as he does her body. Falsely accused of conspiracy, Kipper Lumbwi has no intention of allowing the icy blonde to sell him to the very traitors who landed him a stint in prison. Yet her ethereal blue eyes reflect years of sadness as a snow leopard trapped in a land of lions, and he understands her need to find her true kin. Except she’s not the only one targeting him. With a bounty-hunting hyena and the Defence Force in pursuit, Kipper and Alina agree to an alliance…one that leads to her finally experiencing the joys of desire. Can their passion earn them the trust they’ll need to survive?
Excerpt from Cool Blue Desire
Hot, dry air blew under the rusted metal door, leaving the ruddy sands of the Kalahari desert in its wake. With a sigh, Kipper brushed the never-ending grit from his prison mattress and returned to flipping through the one paperback in his cell, a psychological thriller with stained pages and a missing back cover. Having memorized the dialogue, he’d taken to voicing the characters with various accents.
The screech of the window crank no longer captured his attention.
“Lumbwi,” a gruff voice called.
Kipper wearily raised his gaze to the peeling plaster on the ceiling. “What?”
“You have a visitor.”
A visitor? He tossed the book down, swung his legs to the floor, and stared at the small, barred window in the door, where little more than the guard’s beard was visible. “Who?”
“Dunno. Some babe. Says she’s your consort.” The guard guffawed. “Consort, huh? What you packing in your pants, Lumbwi?”
The door lock clicked, and the metal hinges groaned as the guard opened the door. “Conjugal visits are limited to fifteen minutes.”
Standing, Kipper blinked. “Uh, sure.”
Except he didn’t have a consort. Hell, he didn’t even have a girlfriend.
The guard accompanied Kipper across the sandy courtyard, the older man’s uneven gait causing one foot to slap the ground with every step, creating a cloud of dust.
Kipper spat dirt from his mouth. Gods, he hated southern Africa.
Every night as he struggled to fall asleep on his cot, he pictured the Serengeti plains and lush forests of Tanzania, where after five years serving as a soldier in the Defence Force, he’d found a nice apartment in the city and a job in local law enforcement. Volunteered his time working with lower-caste kids. Spent the weekends hiking near Lake Victoria.
Not a bad life for a second-caste lion shifter.
But it didn’t last. He threw it all away fighting for equality against the iron-clad rules of a Parliament run solely by first-caste lions. An admirable cause, but funneling weapons to enemy hyenas hell-bent on annihilating lions was not. Kipper simply had no idea what the lion rebels had gotten him into, and for the past six months, he’d been paying the price for his ignorance.
Scanning the prison commons, he barely had a chance to notice the pale blonde when she threw her arms around his neck.
“Oh, Kip,” she purred. “I’ve missed you.”
He stiffened. What the hell? Trying to turn his head, he found his movement blocked. She kissed his neck, her grip on him surprisingly strong for such a slender woman.
“Play along,” she said in his ear, more a demand than a request.
“Hey, doll,” he drawled after catching his breath. Her scent reminded him of jasmine flowers. “Long time no see.”
“Come with me.” She trailed a hand down his shoulder and grasped his wrist.
The guard winked. “She must be anxious!”
Kipper merely nodded, confusion peppering his thoughts, while the mysterious woman dragged him across the courtyard. “Listen, doll. Maybe you could—”
She shoved him in the chest. “I said get down.”
Sequestered in a narrow inlet of the u-shaped building surrounding the commons, the woman crouched, gesturing for Kipper to follow. When he did, she slid her hand over the zipper of his pants, and his breath hitched.
“Whoa. Don’t you think we should get to know each other first?”
Her lips didn’t even twitch. She worked his zipper down, and he felt cold metal brush against his thigh. “Wait ten minutes, and then head toward the kitchen. Do not look back.”
“Why? What’s going on?”
Her large sunglasses hid her eyes. “Are you always this dense?”
His jaw clenched. “Who are you?”
She stood. “You’re needed. That’s all I can say.”
“Needed by whom?” Although he had a suspicious feeling he already knew the answer. The rebels. Screw them if they thought he’d do their dirty work again.
The blonde turned away, but he snatched her arm. “Tell me now.”
“I don’t have time.” She faced him again, and tension etched her dark red lips, a lipstick shade he felt for some reason wasn’t natural for her. No doubt part of the charade.
“Just do as you’re told,” she snapped, tugging her arm free. “Please…”
The slight quiver in her voice caught him off guard.
“Or would you rather continue to rot in this place?” Hard steel replaced the hint of vulnerability.
Kira Shayde is a paranormal romance author who writes about animal magnetism and intrigue, where the heroes bring the heat and the heroines save the day. She explores somewhat atypical pairings and settings and can’t help adding a twinge of societal awareness to her works, but the focus is always on the developing romance, passion, and happy endings. While some of her books are erotic romances, you won’t find any hard-core BDSM. Kira prefers the hero and heroine to share the power and share the love.
On a personal level, she’s devoted to animal and ecological conservation, loves devil’s food cake, and pretends she can sing.
Kira is currently working on Ancient Bond, the second book in her Followers series, and also a non-romance science-fiction thriller.
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