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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Shifters Hope by Laura Hawks--A Review

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Shy and timid Hope Landers is praying not to be discovered as she runs from an abusive relationship. She doesn’t realize the man who is about to enter her life keeps a secret far worse than she can imagine. This secret will dispel every belief she has ever held and could ultimately end her life.

Raven Stillwater, an Ojibwa Native condemned to death by his tribe, has remained close to his ancestral home. Trying against all odds that he will find a way to clear his name and thereby lift his sentence. Then he sees Hope and realizes he has an opportunity to correct a mistake he made years ago by letting her walk away. He would follow her anywhere even if it means leaving the protection of the only home he has known for centuries. However in order to be with her, this woman who has occupied his every waking thought and dreams, he will have put her directly into the cross hairs of his tribe eliminating not only himself but Hope as well. Can they survive the secret the tribe will kill to protect?


Laura Hawks has a simplistic style of writing and she can certainly write a great story.   Shifters Hope was the first I had read of her work, but I hope I have the time to follow the Spirit Walkers Saga through to the end.

I found her characters to be believable and realistic and the plot well planned.   The story was truly interesting and I had some difficulty tearing myself away for other activities.  The only problem I had with the writing was the sexually explicit scenes....way too front and center for my liking.

Overall though I enjoyed the book and highly recommend it for those who love paranormal and Indian lore.  Due to the language and sexual content, this read should be off limits to younger teens and children.

I rated this a 4 Wink read.

Laura Hawks...Paranormal Romance Author:

Laura  Hawks has always been interested in writing in some form or other.   A few years back, she was involved with and then ran a Star Trek Interactive Writing Group which was successful for a number of years. Yes, she is a trekker and proud of it.
She has directed tours around the country and continues to do so to pay the bills.  Maybe one day, she can travel for fun and let the books she writes pay the bills instead. She can only hope.
Then a few years back, she received her Master’s Degree in Ancient Civilizations, Native American History and United States History.

It was at this time she got involved in role playing on FaceBook, which gave her ample opportunities to grow and hone her writing ability.
Taking the leap forward, she decided to try her hand at writing a novel.  That novel is entitled Demon’s Kiss.
Shortly after, she was published as part of an anthology called Fairly Freaky Fairytales. Her contribution is entitled Snow White and the Seven Cannibals.
A sequel to Demon’s Kiss, entitled Demon’s Dream is now on sale. The third and final portion of the Demon Saga will be out in the near future. 
She has just published the first book in a new series.. . entitled the Spirit Walkers Saga. The first book in that series is entitled Shifter's Hope. It is now available. 
She is currently working on a Confederate Ghost Story as well as a couple of other projects for soon to be released novels, including a new series that utilizes Native American history and mythos incorporated into her paranormal world.  She also submitted a screenplay for a Horror Movie with hopes they will start filming soon.    The Movie will be entitled the Vengeance Tree.
Author's Website:   http://laurahawks.webs.com

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I received a copy of this book from the author or their representative in exchange for an honest review.

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