I am a big cover art person. I don’t necessarily let it determine whether I will or won’t read a book, but I sometimes won’t even pick up a book to read the synopsis if the cover looks ‘boring’ or ‘unusual’ to me. I would have to say this book falls in that category. I am not a huge fan of the shifter genera of novels in general. I was drawn into this with the thriller and the historical timelines that were depicted. My major suggestion would be to redo the cover art. It would really draw in a whole new crowd of people who are the type that buy based solely off of the cover art. My other would be that this books flow was choppy. It had me at several moments questioning where I was and what was happening. With these things noted the novel had great solid backbones and the plot was strong. I fell in love with the characters and the ideas scene building.
Shifter’s Pride by Laura Hawks is the second book in the Spirit Walker’s Saga. It is a shifter, supernatural, paranormal thriller, with some steamy romance. Laura has set the scene over many many years from the 1800’s to current. The story goes back and forth through the years, and Laura has included some great history from those times. Multiple murders from the past seem to fit recent murders and one person seems to be linked to them all, but who is the serial killer and why are they targeting people know to one person? Will they be able to keep those they love safe whilst trying to catch a killer? It is an intriguing and engaging story that keeps you on your toes and the many twists and turns you don’t see coming.
Prepared to be thrilled!
Reviewed by @jennadb
“There were many Native Americans that had been blessed by the Great Spirit, the Great Manitou, or whatever the particular tribe called their Supreme Being. As with all Native Americans, they had a spirit to guide them in their life’s journeys, to aid them in the path they should take, but the Great Spirit decreed one group from each tribe would be able to shift into the animal that guided each particular person. They alone would not only embody the wisdom and soul of their guide, but also embody each of their special attributing aspects. They would have the magic bestowed upon them to alter their human states into the creature that would lead them throughout their lives, as well as be gifted with additional powers, which varied per the individual. These powers were as varied as the animals that guided them.”
Shifter’s Pride is the second book in the Spirit Walker Thriller series by Laura Hawks. This is a paranormal murder mystery, with suspense, drama, action, adventure, romance, danger, a stalker, supernatural elements, shifters, and some Native American culture and history. As with the other books in this series, this can be read as a standalone. This story is quite intriguing, with several threads playing out through it. The characters are well developed and interesting. I loved how there was more to them and the story than is initially apparent. Ms. Hawks has a confident, creative, descriptive and inviting style- which brings her stories to life in a very believable way. I really love the American Indian history and cultural details she includes in her stories- it makes the book even more fascinating.
The storyline moves between the past and present- visiting the 1800’s, World War II, then back to the present, again.
I wonder what Ms. Hawks has in store for us next?
Thank you, Ms. Hawks!
I always love a good shifter book and I fell in love with this one. I don’t read them often (why, I don’t know) but this scratched that itch.
I loved how this book suck you in from the beginning and didn’t let up. It was romantic but also gave you the thrills and chills of excitement and danger. I completely fell for the world that Laura Hawks built that mixed in history as well. I loved all the character and the fact that they weren’t one dimensional. I love pealing back those layer!
The writing and storyline were flawless and kept me on edge the whole time! I’m dying to get my hands on more!
A great read about mystery. America is inhabited by Spirit Walkers, people with special abilities. When Spirit Walker Feather Woods finds a dead body, she believes it is cruel fate that it is a close friend. But as the investigation escalates, the police discover she is the only link to the death. As events escalate and a cold hearted killer stalks the people she loves, will their abilities help to find the truth and catch the killer before it is too late?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. fast paced action and high stakes make for a captivating read. Well developed characters like Raine as a kind protective brother or Feathers compassionate nature but still standing up for herself. The use of flashbacks to the past worked well and didn’t disrupt from the narrative of the present.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel in the sense of nature with the animals and the moon and also the landscape of the past in a sense of wild beauty.
I loved the mix of fantasy with the shifting and also the realism of police and crime which was combined beautifully for a great read. The use of horror and gore was written to perfection in an eerie beauty and grabbed the readers attention. Overall, a brilliant read and I would give it five stars.
Detectives Shaw and Shade are more than your average crime solvers; they are Spirit Walkers.
When they catch a gruesome murder, they’re able to discern the killer has been active since the end of WW2 and the number of killings seem to be increasing in frequency.
They have one lead – Feather Woods – who appears to have known each of the victims. Is she being stalked or is she the culprit?
The detectives race to find out before Shade becomes the next victim.