Shifter: City of Wolves by Avery Burch
Publication date: August 3rd 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
He’ll risk anything to be inside me. I’m his fated mate.
What the hell am I thinking? I can’t fall for a wolf. He’s a criminal and an outcast. I’m an elite. If we get caught, they’ll destroy us. I’ll be disgraced. He’ll be tortured and killed. But his wolf instinct has locked on me. He says I’m his fated mate. And every time we’re alone together, he melts my heart … and makes me so wet I’ll risk anything to feel him throb inside me.
Everything they told me about fated mates is true. And that means I’m in a lot of trouble. I’m risking everything. As a shifter, I’m used to living on the edge. The regime wants me dead. But now it’s so much more complicated. I’m obsessed with this girl. I can’t get her out of my mind. I need to devour her, body and soul. I know I should resist, for her sake as much as my own, but I physically can’t. My wolf lust has locked onto her. There’s no way we get out of this alive, but one night inside her will be worth any punishment.
My namE is shay cartEr and i am a shiftEr. I am no longer afraid to say it. That fear is gone. Years on the road, hunted by police, reviled by my people, tortured by enforcers, those things change a man. Make him hard. A
darkness comes over him that even kids on the street notice. They stop smiling, look away, avoid eye contact. The small
things hurt the most. That’s why I was so taken by Zac. He didn’t look at me the
way others did. He was just a boy, a young kid alone in the world, but he saw me for the man I could have been. He saw the good in me. He saw me as a father. And he saved my life. I’d spent so many years hunted as an animal, I no longer remembered what it was like to be a man. I was a beast, a monster. I killed. I maimed. I knew the taste of blood. I never surrendered, never turned myself in, and I paid the price.
But this isn’t my story. This is the story of the boy, my son, for I truly think of him as such. Zac is my heart, my soul, and I gave my all to raise and protect him. Now that my life is drawing to an end, I realize how fragile it is. I put my hopes
for the future in Zac, my own boy, and trust he will find the happiness I could only pray for.
Yes, pray. I may be a monster, but I am a pious monster. God speaks through the strangest of creatures, and if He doesn’t speak through Zac, then damn Him, He never spoke at all. So go, my son. Go to the city. Find who you are. Find where you came from. Find the bone that lies beneath the flesh,
and the marrow deep within it. Test your mettle against the crooked old world.
And one day, many years from now, under the glassy spires of the greatest city on God’s green earth, find your sister. Find her and cling to her, hold her and protect her, love her as your own flesh and blood. I could never be the father to her that I was to you. She was taken before she ever knew me.
I imagine she never even knew my name, but I have not for- gotten hers. Years have passed, decades, and every single night as my watery eyes stare into the flames of the fire, her name rests on my lips—Lyla. My daughter. What was taken can never be returned.
Her name lies on my lips, as does her mother’s—the only woman I ever loved—the only person I ever cursed—Edith. Edith Caledon.
Avery Burch is a hot new paranormal romance author and her series, Shifter: City of Wolves is going to have a huge impact. She writes chilling tales of shifters and heart-wrenching stories of love and lust. If you like your romance spicy, your shifters sexy, your love stories intense, and your heroines passionate, then her books are for you.
She lives in Toronto, Canada.
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