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Shift Happens

Shift Happens, July 2014
Carus #1
by J.C. McKenzie

The Wild Rose Press
Featuring: Wick; Andrea McNeilly
314 pages
ISBN: 1628302585
EAN: 9781628302585
Kindle: B00J9OB1I8
Paperback / e-Book
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"Sometimes being a shifter assassin can get you into a bind."

Fresh Fiction Review

Shift Happens
J.C. McKenzie

Reviewed by Shellie Surles
Posted September 1, 2014

Romance Paranormal

Andy is just out on a routine assassination for the government agency she works for when things get a little out of hand. Andy is a little confused as to why they have her killing a human instead of a shifter as is normal for her, but what the heck a job is a job. Only problem is that right as she is about to tear out the guys throat his body guard knocks on the door and Andy smells werewolf. Now she must finish the job and get away but after a long fight she wakes up in the bed of the Werewolf Alpha. As she heals waiting to met with the vampire he works for she must find a way to escape and save herself or at least find a way to make a deal that will save her and maybe get her sometime with the sexy Alpha of the pack.

I love a good paranormal romance and SHIFT HAPPENS is a good one. Andy and the Alpha Wick are a couple that you can't wait to see together, but then honestly wonder if the author is going to allow it to happen.

SHIFT HAPPENS has excitement, intrigue and lots of danger. I love the whole cast of characters and how they played a part in the story. Not to mention she leaves you with an idea as to what she is going to do with the next book, and I'll wait till then to decide if I'm going to yell at her or not.

Since SHIFT HAPPENS is the start of a new series it can be read as a standalone but I think you will want to read more and more as J.C. Mckenzie writes the next book in the series. SHIFT HAPPENS is a great to start to what looks to be a great series.

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Andrea McNeilly's job as a government agent is not asking questions, but then a routine assignment turns into a botched assassination of a Master Vampire's human servant. Answers become a priority. Her search to discover the truth is riddled with obstacles, the largest being an oversized Werewolf who resembles a Norse god. Andy can't afford the distraction he offers, because if she fails, she faces eternal enslavement.

Wick's job is to monitor Andy, but he prefers more intimate activities, none of them G-Rated. His choices, however, are often not his own. His ability to help Andy is limited by his bond to the Master Vampire.

Facing many trials and challenges along her path to redemption, Andy learns the value of her freedom might be set too high.


A large black wolf trotted into the clearing to confront me. He had a white-tipped snout, white boots and mitts and would have looked cute had he not been the most intimidating Werewolf I’d ever seen. Standing tall and solid, power rolled off of his body. His eyes bore into mine. I sniffed the air. The strong Werewolf scent of rosemary swirled around me, strong and seductive, laced with sugar. A weird fuzzy sensation spread out from my chest. Whoa.


My other form growled low, demanding release, straining against my skin. The energy of the wolves built—layers upon layers of excitement and impatience. The air pulsated with anticipation. They could sense the imminent kill.

Let me out! My other form repeated, throwing her power against my built up walls, howling in defiance.

When the energy of the Werewolves surged, I finally released her. My wolf form flowed out fast, wiping out the feline in little more than a heartbeat. Smaller, weaker and the size of a natural wolf, a Shifter in this form was no match for a Werewolf, especially a dominant one. I had time to meet the eyes of the Alpha for only an instant before the pack leapt forward. My limbs shook. It went against every instinct ingrained within me, but I rolled onto my back—submissive.

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1 comment posted.

Re: Sometimes being a shifter assassin can get you into a bind.

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. You've made my day!
(J.C. McKenzie 7:20pm September 2, 2014)

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