Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Review: Under Her Skin by Margo Bond Collins

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Published: June 3, 2016
Publisher: Bathory Gate Press
Pages: 270
Source: Red Moon Book Tours
She's lucky he's a charmer…

Lindi Parker works hard at being human, not an easy task for a snake shifter. She has no desire to search for others like her—until a new case changes everything. When Lindi learns that she she's not the only shapeshifter in the world, she also realizes she might be next on a killer's list.

In order to save herself and the abused children she works with, she will have to team up with Dr. Kade Nevala, a member of the shifter tribe responsible for eradicating weresnakes—and the most attractive man Lindi's ever met. Even more terrifying, she’ll need to embrace her serpent side, a choice that has enormous consequences for Lindi, and for everyone around her.

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Image and video hosting by TinyPicMargo Bond Collins is addicted to coffee (mmm...caffeine) and SF/F television, especially Supernatural (mmm...Winchesters). She writes paranormal and contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal mystery. She lives in Texas with her daughter and several spoiled pets. Although she teaches college-level English courses online, writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and the women who love (and sometimes fight) them.

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I received this book from Red Moon Book Tours for the book tour, all reviews and opinions are my own. If you would like to check out the rest of the blog tour click here for the official schedule.

Let me first off say I love the names of the main characters Lindi and Kade. Second off, I like how the shifters in this book actually turn into the animal and not a half and half form. Though as the book goes on we learn a little more what Lindi can do as she learns more of who she is. Many that I read either have them in only a half best mode or just most of the time so you forget that they can actually turn into animals. That doesn't happen here and I enjoyed every moment of this book.

At first when I heard that Kade was a charmer I thought he would be a snake charmer or something like that I was not expecting what he turned out to be. Though it did make for an interesting read there was that tension between them that made the relationship a little bit more real. There is the right amount of give and take of friction.

I want to know if there are anymore like Lindi I mean they can't all be what their animal makes them can they? I hope there is another after this one, because there were just to many questions left unanswered especially with what happened at the end I mean there has to be a story there.

The only thing I was confused about was that she has been a snake shifter for her whole life and she has been helping others and some of them are shifters as well, why all of a sudden did they just start smelling her and what she was, when they didn't before.


He took a step forward, again seeming to loom over me. I leaned farther back, but I was trapped—I would either have to climb up on the bed or push my way past him. I wasn’t sure which would be better.

Then it was too late—he grabbed my upper arms and stared into my eyes. His hands burned hot against my skin. His eyes, too, glittered feverishly, golden highlights churning through the brown.

The intensity of his stare captured me. I drew in another breath, full of the scent of him, and my head swam. Again the color leached out of the room. This time, though, I couldn’t look away from him, couldn’t hide the way my eyes changed, the pupils narrowing and lengthening. The room shifted into shades of gray, and his golden eyes turned silvery as they held my own.

He inhaled sharply as he saw the transformation and his hands tightened convulsively.

“How are you here?” he whispered, shaking his head.

He pulled me closer to him, staring into my eyes. My pulse pounded in my temples. The muscles of my abdomen started to roil; I was about to shift, and I couldn’t control it.

And I might just be okay with that, some quiet, still part of my mind whispered from far away, because this man terrified me. I might have a better chance against him in my serpent form.

But something—some instinct deeper than thought—urged me to maintain my humanity.

I still couldn’t break eye contact; his gaze was hypnotic.

He leaned in and kissed me.

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