by Lorelei Moone
Shifters of Black Isle, #1
Publication Date: July 20, 2018
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Shifters, BBW, Novella, Standalone
Abandoned by her people, a young woman was being sent to her doom.
Kelly was going to be a prisoner; a slave. At least that’s what she thought as she waited for the mysterious giants that lived on the Black Isles to claim her. A human sacrifice, once every eight years. That’s what it took to keep mankind safe from these savages.
The human would ensure the survival of his bloodline. Whether he liked it or not.
Broc’s reign as King of the Black Isles had lasted seven years already. That was a long time to go without a queen and therefore, an heir. He knew what he had to do; to claim the human offering and make her his own.
When they met, it changed everything. A glimmer of hope, even of love, in unexpected places. But life on the Black Isles was far from simple. And there were powerful secrets, yet to be uncovered, that could change everything yet again.
Claimed by the King is the first in Lorelei Moone’s brand new fantasy romance series, Shifters of Black Isle. Shifters, magic and relatable characters; set in a mysterious, distant land, where anything seems possible, and yet all its inhabitants hold dear could be destroyed in an instant.
This is an entertaining, quick read with interesting characters and a straightforward storyline. The author did a good job of world building and characterizations. Humans, shifters (known as giants), witches and sea folk in an otherworldly setting with the factions at odds and war is looming. Fascinating premise for the couple’s meeting and their insta-love was animal driven as with many shifter stories. This is generally a clean romance between a heroic king and a strong human girl with a special power, although unknown to her until she’s challenged. BBW is not really a factor in the story. Her sacrifice by the humans turns into a strength for her and the giants. There is some mystery and drama with an intriguing introduction of a new character at the end signaling doom. Good setup for the next installment. I will check it out to find out the fate of the giants and the new character.
ABOUT LORELEI MOONE
Lorelei Moone is an author of paranormal / fantasy romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.