Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Paranormal #Shifter #Romance: HOW TO DATE A FURY, Syn City Shifters Book One by Luna Joya

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Syn City Shifters Book One



Who knew dying would be the easy part of my day?

It all started the night Chase, my mountain lion shifter ex, reappeared. We’d had a whole good girl/bad boy romance going until he abandoned me a decade ago. I’d gone to Syn City for a little fun before being trapped in my hometown forever.

Then I was murdered by a maniac and my night really fell apart.

But somehow, Chase managed to strike a deal on a blood oath and bring me back as a Fury. He wants a second chance at romance, claiming we’re fated mates.

Now, I have to deal with the guy I thought I’d never see again, find and punish my murderer, and participate in a giant supernatural roller derby (long story)—all while trying to earn my wings.

And if I fail? I’ll end up dead. Again…only this time, it’ll be permanent.

All I can say is that it’s a good thing hell hath no fury like an actual Fury.

How to Date a Fury, the first book in the Syn City trilogy, is a dark, sexy, paranormal romance featuring a reluctant Fury and the shifter who broke her heart but wants a shot at mending it. Happily ever after (and plenty of snarky fun) guaranteed. Perfect for fans of Linsey Hall, Jaymin Eve, and Amelia Hutchins. Download today.

Publication Date: September, 2022
Publisher: City Owl Press
Page Count: 232
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Syn City Shifters Book One


I take a deep breath. Here goes nothing. “I think you came here for the same reason that I’ve thought about calling you a hundred times every day since we’ve been apart. We’re mates.”

“Don’t tell me you’re buying into the Fury theory on that? Wouldn’t we have known when we were younger?”

“We couldn’t have done much about our bond at fifteen, and who knows, maybe we did feel something. Since the day we met, I always wanted to be around you, to make you laugh, to listen to you talk. Didn’t you feel the same?”

“I did but that doesn’t mean we’re mates.”

“Then, how would you explain it?”


“So a kiss between us as old friends would be just that? No chemistry? No spark? No need for a second one since the first will be more than enough?” She hesitates, and I pounce on the pause. “You want to prove we aren’t mates?”

Her gaze slips to my mouth, and her scent goes potent with arousal.

The lion stretches smug and satisfied within me, but I’m wired like I’m coming off a three-day drug bender with the Mad Maes. I’ve imagined kissing Dottie North for as long as I can remember, the slide of her skin under my hands, the softness of her lips against mine, the sweetness of a pretty girl who grew into a gorgeous woman. But if I want to convince her, I need to make sure this is a bet she thinks she can win and walk away from, a dare she won’t refuse. “What do you have to lose?”

“All right,” she says, hiking her chin up as though she’s a badass challenging me to a fight. “You’re on.”

I kiss her, taste her for the first time, and suddenly, I know that while she may have nothing to lose, I have everything.

Meet Author Luna Joya…

Luna Joya writes sexy hexy romances in the award-winning Legacy Series.

Fluent in sarcasm and penal code, Luna prosecutes by day and writes at night. She loves history, especially Los Angeles and Hollywood lore.

A survivor of traumatic brain injury with steel body parts, she lives in SoCal with her combat veteran husband and their two-pound terror of a rescue pup.

Find more about Luna Joya on her website: https://lunajoya.com/


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

Amazon: https://mybook.to/How2DateFury

Want to delve into more of Luna’s work? Check out her completed Legacy Series, her on-going Wicked Series, and for our LA readers, check out her signing at Book Carnival on October 29th from noon-2 p.m.

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**Special Giveaway** Luna is giving away an ebook copy of HOW TO DATE A FURY to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.

Happy Reading!


Thanks, Luna, for sharing your book with us!

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6 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Paranormal #Shifter #Romance: HOW TO DATE A FURY, Syn City Shifters Book One by Luna Joya”

  1. Good morning, Luna, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Loved the excerpt. What an interesting shifter pairing. I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for sharing your book with us today!

  2. Good morning, wow, this book sounds and looks very intriguing ! Thank you for sharing about it. (not entering this ebook giveaway as I am not tech savvy, but thank you)

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