Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review & Giveaway - Shift Happens by J. C. McKenzie


Shift Happens

by J.C. McKenzie 



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.



His hand rested on my hip. Heavy and large, it made me aware of the heat emanating from his body through the sheets. 

He’d shaken me awake. 

I eyed him suspiciously. What was he doing in my bed? 

“Why Grandma, what big hands you have.” When fear clung to me, like it did now, I found it best to bluff nonchalance. Fake it till you make it. I’d heard the slogan once on a TV show involving models. 

“Better to hold you with, my dear,” he said, surprising me. I didn’t think he would get the reference. 

Then again, the wolf story was based on a true Werewolf. He should know it. 

The nightmare still clung to me like a silk bath robe after a shower. Those eyes haunted my sleep. If I closed my eyes again, I’d see them, crystal clear, as if they were real. Transported back to the hell I tried to forget, I looked into Wick’s deep brown safe eyes, dark portals in the dim light, and relaxed. Tension flowed from my body. Wick’s white teeth flashed in the dark in response. 

“What big teeth you have.” I chuckled. 

Wick’s grin grew. “I’m not sure you’re ready for me to reply to that.” 
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My Review:
This was a very entertaining and humorous read.  Andrea is a shifter who works for a secret government agency and her latest assignment has gotten her into trouble with the powerful vampire Master.  Wick is Alpha of his werewolf pack and saved Andrea's life.  The only way Andrea can continue to live is by revealing who sent her on her last mission.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading Andrea's story.  She is strong, smart, sassy, sarcastic and unique.  This is a very well written and enjoyable paranormal romance that had me unwilling to put it down until the end.  The chemistry between Wick and Andrea is intensely sexual as well as humorously witty.  This book has adventure, action, humor, suspense and romance all combined to make this story attention grabbing from the first page to the last page.  I was left wanting more and hope that J.C. McKenzie has future books planned, hopefully featuring some of the more memorable secondary characters found in Shift Happens! ~Booklover Sue

AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.


Facebook Account Name: JC McKenzie 
Twitter Account: @JC_McKenzie


The author will be awarding one autographed print copy (US or Canada - digital copy substituted for international winners) plus a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during this tour and the Blurb Blitz tour. 
The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! 
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  1. Thank you for hosting and the wonderful review if Shift Happens. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it. The second book of the series, Beast Coast, is due out sometime this year (release date TBA)

    1. You are so welcome and I am looking forward to reading Beast Coast!

  2. Great review, sounds like a good read.


    1. Thanks Rita! I think so too, but I'm totally biased! ;-)

  3. Congratulations to Melisa ($25 GC) and Miki (ebook) for being the winners of this giveaway. Thank you everyone for you interest in Shift Happens.