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Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Sara Shalovelo

Flipping the Bird (Shift Creek, #1)Flipping the Bird by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Carrie Pulkinen is easily becoming one of my favourite authors.
I fell upon this author completely on accident and I’m so grateful that I did. I adore all her characters, her world building, story telling and, of course, her clever titles.
‘Flipping the Bird’ did not disappoint. It focuses around a crow shifter that is trying to save her dying town then in steps Donovan, the warlock with no magically powers. Their story is hilarious, steamy and completely chaotic – and I fell completely head over heels for these two.
I’d highly recommend to all my supernatural lovers.

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Sara Shalovelo

February 1st, 2021

Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Colleen Noyes

Flipping the Bird (Shift Creek, #1)Flipping the Bird by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not only was this my first Carrie Pulkinen book, but it was my first ever shifter book. Not knowing what to expect I went into it with an open mind and I absolutely loved it! Alice and Maggie are two light hearted fun loving girls that made it feel like the friendship I have with my best friend. They made me smile and laugh out loud several times. Enter Donovan and his mongoose and it was so “stinking” fun to read. I felt engrossed in the story, the characters were extremely well developed and everything flowed smoothly. This is one of the best books I have read over the past 6 months and I can’t wait for more. The story has a happy ending, but leaves a wonderful opening for book 2 and for the characters to grow even more. If you have never read a shifter book, this could not be a better choice to start with, it’s fun, not too serious, romantic, and overall a kick b*tt way to spend a couple of hours.

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Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Erin Wolf

Flipping the Bird (Shift Creek, #1)Flipping the Bird by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen, 5 stars.

This author never fails to amaze me by how good each and every one of her books are. This is a new series that I fell in love with in the very beginning. Alice is so much fun. Not to mention that I have very rarely (if at all) seen a crow shifter. This makes it even more refreshing . As you can tell by the title, this book is written a fun, entertaining way and you will be unable to put it down until you finish. Besides the fun aspect of the book, there is the romantic angle as well as suspense on what will happen to the town.

Overall, it is a quirky, fun supernatural romance that will leave you wanting more. I highly recommend this book.

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Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Anantha Rusum

Flipping the Bird (Shift Creek, #1)Flipping the Bird by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this fun, lighthearted romance combined with some delightful supernatural elements. Alice Crawford is a salvage artist who makes art by collecting junk and also a crow shifter and lives in a place called Shift Creek. The creek is named shift creek as every full moon it back flows and rejuvenates its healing properties. Donovan Drake is a warlock, who has lost his father and his magic is locked. He has come to the creek to unlock his magic with the healing powers of the creek. But when he finds himself falling for the crow shifter, he knows things are not turning out as he had planned. The story is action packed, filled with hilarious moments, romance and mystery. It is a fairly short and an entertaining read.

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Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Flipping the Bird (Shift Creek, #1)Flipping the Bird by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen

Flipping the Bird is the first book in the Shift Creek series by Carrie Pulkinen. This is a paranormal romance that I had a lot of fun reading. I literally found myself laughing throughout this whole book. I read it in one afternoon. This author has quickly become one of my favorites. Her writing style is perfect and her characters as well. This story is full of mystery, magic and a whole lot of humor. Alice is a crow shifter and the magical stream where she lives is drying up. What happens when a hot warlock comes to town? There’s more to him than one might realize. Can he Alice ? Find out what happens next in this must read.

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Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Katie Matthews

Flipping the Bird (Shift Creek, #1)Flipping the Bird by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

What an amazing read! I think that this was probably one of the best paranormal reads that I have rea. Ms Pulkinen definitely has a creative mind and it was shown to its fullest in this story. It’s book 1 in a new series and I am very excited to see what is yet to come if this book is anything to go by. I loved the quirkiness of the story and it was nice to read something a little different. The characters were great to read about – they were well thought out and so imaginative!
Overall a wonderful 5 star read and I would definitely recommend this to other readers!

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Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Tausha Treadway

Flipping the Bird (Shift Creek, #1)Flipping the Bird by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen. This is a fun paranormal romance. Its the story of Alice Crawford who happens to be a crow shifter who has been living the dream in her small hometown in Texas, Shift Creek. Alice is a salvage artist so when the town’s magical stream starts to dry up she loses business as does everyone else in the town. The Rainecourt Mansion has been empty for years so when good looking Donovan shows up to buy the Mansion everyone is super excited. Only problem is he is planning on draining the creek of all its magic because he has lost his and if he doesn’t do this within one month he will lose it forever. Alice and Donovan are instantly attracted to one another but they don’t realize they are each keeping secrets from each other. Will Donovan lose his magic forever. Will Alice and Donovan make it work even thru their secrets? Read Flipping the Bird to find out!

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Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Anna Hirsch

Flipping the Bird (Shift Creek, #1)Flipping the Bird by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek Book 1)
By Carrie Pulkinen
4 Stars

This is a lighthearted, funny tale about a crow shifter trying to save her town. The town of Shift Creek is a mixture of shifters and humans. The creek that runs through it was blessed with healing qualities for all shifters. Unfortunately, the spell is tied to a family of warlocks, the Rainecourts. Thirty years ago, after the death of his wife, Martin left the town with his two sons. Slowly but surely, the magic has been dwindling and now it’s at a critical level. Alice is trying her best to find a solution but it seems they really need a Rainecourt. When someone moves into the Rainecourt House, Alice’s hopes get raised once again only to be dashed when she finds out his name is Donovan Drake. There is more to Donovan than he is letting on, he has his secrets to protect. Read the book to find out what they are.

I absolutely love Carrie Pulkinen. Her books are interesting and funny. There is always romance with a supernatural twist. The story is quirky and interesting. The characters are likeable and relatable. The addition of Marty the farting mongoose had me in stitches. I believe that this is a great start to this series.

Review by @Anna Hirsch
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Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Stephanie Chapman

Flipping the Bird (Shift Creek, #1)Flipping the Bird by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Carrie Pulkinen’s paranormal romance novel Flipping The Bird is an enchanting tale set in a small town called Shift Creek. The town received its name from the magical creek that reversed its flow on the full moon. The inhabitants of the town are magical beings that can shift to an animal form, like Alice’s ability to become a crow and her friend’s ability to change to a raccoon. Unfortunately the creek is in jeopardy as the warlock that enchanted the water is dead and only his family bloodline of Rainecourts can manage the creek. Sadly, his two known sons think very little of the town and refuse to help. One day a new inhabitant of the abandoned Rainecourt mansion appears. Donovan Drake automatically attracts Alice and she changes to her crow form to investigate who he is. She sees he has a talking mongoose familiar and she automatically assumes he is a warlock. When she leaves from his balcony she picks up a shiny green amulet from his trash can. Little does she know that the amulet is a necessity for Donovan as his magic powers are locked and he has less than a month to prevent losing them forever. Donovan runs into Alice at her store and both immediately feel a connection. The remainder of the book shows the building of a romantic relationship between the two. Does Donovan show his true issue with his powers and his heritage? Does Alice discover the power held in the amulet? Will Shift Creek lose its magic powers and disappear?

I found that Flipping The Bird was a very quick read as I finished it in one sitting. The explicit sexual content as well as the profanity makes this story for mature readers. I enjoyed the witty humor that Pulkinen included with the story. The ending of the story was an unexpected one but I felt that it was a bit rushed. I would have liked the descriptions of the scenery to be more thorough and the dialogue to have been better developed. I did like the overall story but wished the book was longer.

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Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Katie Kearney

Flipping the Bird (Shift Creek, #1)Flipping the Bird by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Flipping the Bird: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel (Shift Creek Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen. Ok this book was everything I was looking for in a great read! The characters were so easy to connect with and they pulled me in right from the get go. Usually I have to really be in the mood for paranormal type books like really in the mood but this one sounded fun so I figured what the heck. And boy was I not disappointed. It was a great storyline that had me so captured I lost track of time and I was completely fine with that. It was fun getting lost with these characters. It’s well written and paced nicely. Can’t wait to see where this author takes readers next. Five stars all the way and highly recommended!

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