Karen’s Killer Book Bench: THE SHIFTER BACHELOR, The Rare and The Unknown Book 1 by Shai August #Fantasy #Paranormal #Werewolves #Shifter

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The Rare and The Unknown Book 1


Imani has always wanted to be just member of her herd but with her overbearing matriarch mother and grandmother; she’s never been given much of a chance. When Imani accepts a job several states away from the rest of her family the only thing on her mind is proving that she can be independent and more than just a breeder for the Herd.

Ansel is under constant pressure to mate and have children, many, many children as his shifter race is on the verge of extinction. So much pressure, that his mother is hosting an open competition to meet and mate the sexy Alpha.

After meeting Imani, Ansel is convinced that the only woman he wants to mate with is Imani.

Unfortunately, more than single shifter ladies are after Ansel and these other people have plans for Ansel that could prove deadly. Will Ansel and Imani find love before the danger catches up to them?


The Rare and The Unknown Book 1


“I’m not a professor, but I’ll take the largest, strongest coffee you have with seven creams and seven sugars,” Imani answered smiling. Being this polite before coffee was killing her, she needed to replace her coffeemaker that was lost in the move ASAP.

“Yes, ma’am,” the barista said, before turning to prepare Imani’s desperately needed coffee and sugar fix.

“So, if you aren’t the new political science professor, then who are you?” a deep voice asked from behind her.

Imani started. Her animal and her human senses were finely tuned. No one ever snuck up on her.

No One.

She was sure there had been no one behind her or even within a fifteen foot radius just a moment before she ordered.

Pulse racing, she turned quickly and was pleasantly surprised to see that she was staring into a chest and not a face. A broad, well-defined chest by the way that white button-down shirt was straining at the seams of his massive shoulders. He looked like he was one good bodybuilder pose away from ripping the shirt apart. Her eyes widened as she looked up and up and up before she found the midnight skin and chiseled face of a Maasi warrior staring down at her. Imani’s breath caught in her throat as his onyx eyes bored into her own amber ones.

“Imani Wilson, strength and conditioning coach in the athletic department,” she coughed out.

She offered her hand.

It was swallowed by his large smooth hand. “I’m Ansel Junaid, Adjunct Professor, Political Science, and it is an absolute pleasure to meet you, Ms. Wilson.”

The moment their skin touched, she felt an electric spark shoot up her arm to her elbow and radiate throughout her body leaving unnerving tingles prickling her skin. All the fine hairs on her body lifted. Imani had once gotten shocked plugging a lamp with a short in the cord into a socket. This electric jolt was at minimum fifty times stronger than that jolt, and it touched every nerve on her body.

She pulled her hand back slowly.

Imani didn’t want to startle whatever animal that lived in Ansel because she could feel the eyes of the animal inside him looking out through Ansel’s eyes as well. The intensity of two of them staring directly into her eyes knocked the breath out of her for a moment. Her heart started racing at triple time. She felt her animal perk up with an intense curiosity she normally didn’t display at meeting strangers or anyone. Imani decided not to ponder her animal’s interest. Pushing both her physical reaction and her own animal’s intense curiosity to the back of her mind for review later, much later.

“Nice to meet you, Professor,” she answered as coolly as she could. Before Imani could say more or decide if now was an appropriate time to run from the dining hall or better yet the state, she was interrupted.

About Author Shai August…

Shai August is a country girl with a big imagination, more than a touch of wanderlust and a never-ending desire to live in both an RV traveling the world and a library. Her love language is words of affirmations followed by books, bacon and bourbon. She’s a born and bred Louisiana native, but is currently doing an impression of a yellow rose of Texas. She is fluent in English, sarcasm and memes. Her goal is to write fast paced, character driven paranormal fiction featuring women of color.


Links to Shai’s website, blog, books, etc.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HTJSGVZ


**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Shai is giving away an ebook copy of the next book in series, BACHELOR IN TROUBLE (coming August 2019), to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.  Good luck!

Thanks, Shai, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!


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6 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: THE SHIFTER BACHELOR, The Rare and The Unknown Book 1 by Shai August #Fantasy #Paranormal #Werewolves #Shifter

  1. Latifa Morrisette says:

    The excerpt has me very intrigued!

  2. I don’t usually read paranormal, but this excerpt leaves me wanting to explore it in this book.

  3. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Well, now! This will get your attention! And it did!
    Nice to meet you, Shai and thank you, Karen.

  4. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Shai, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love shifters, especially werewolf shifters! Cannot wait to read this one. Thanks for sharing with us today!

  5. ELF says:

    Nice meeting, I love the dual interaction between both sides of their nature. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway and good luck on the release!

  6. bn100 says:

    nice excerpt

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