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Dangerous Shift (Shifters of San Laura Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jill James
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Some people get up in the morning and decide what to wear. Lt. Nikki Hill gets up in the morning and decides whether to be male or female. Discover the Shifters of San Laura.

HE IS MR. BY-THE-BOOK, WITH A SECRET...
Shapeshifters live among us. Lt. Sean Evans is one of them; a member of the Shapeshifter Task Force in San Laura, California. Only the highest echelons of law enforcement, the military, science, and medical fields know they exist--until now, when a fatal virus is killing his kind, and Sean will take all the help he can get.

SHE IS A LOOSE CANNON WITH AN ATTITUDE PROBLEM...
With Shapeshifters dying across the country, reinforcements are called in from around the United States. Lt. Nikki Hill of Missouri is partnered up with Lt. Evans. They quickly butt heads over everything, from proper police procedures to personal beliefs. But one thing is clear; they both want to stop the virus from claiming another shifter.

TOGETHER, THEY JUST MIGHT CATCH A KILLER.
Just as they realize the virus is the work of a serial killer, members of their own families are stricken. With the disease's deadly circle widening to encompass friends, family, and even themselves, they turn to each other for love and support. Can they survive long enough to stop an Extinction Level Event for Shapeshifters?


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Finalist - 2013 Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award

Dangerous Shift was a new look at shifters, a world I wouldn't mind reading more of.    
      -- Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

About the Author

Jill James didn't start out wanting to be an author. Along the way she wanted to be an astronaut, President of the United States, a lawyer, and a doctor. Once married with children she realized she could be all those things; in the pages of the stories she wrote. She lives in Northern California with her husband, who is the inspiration for all her romance novel heroes. Jill writes contemporary and paranormal romance.

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  • File Size: 421 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478163216
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RDPN72
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,837 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting and unique concept of shifters September 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Very interesting and unique concept of shifters. I don't think I've ever read a book quite like this one. The author based the idea on Jurassic Park and the idea that while the scientists made all the dinosaurs female so that they could not reproduce, but nature adapted to fix that issue. These shifters have dominate and non-dominate personality and these personalities are of opposite genders. So if your dominate personality was female and so was your sisters, you would also be a brother and have a brother who were the opposite of your female counterpart. Okay, my explanation was totally confusing, even to me, but in the book it is clear and presented in a well thought out manner.

There is also the love story and the paranormal concept of one true love or mate, but that you could be happy with someone else. Just very intriguing ideas that I haven't seen in other shifter stories. Very well written and interesting story idea.

I give this story 4 out of 5 clouds.

This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Original World December 4, 2012
By Shelley
Format:Kindle Edition
Ms. James has created an interesting and original world where shifters are known to humans. Each shifter individual has the ability to shift into either male or female, although each shifter has a dominant sex or a preference. While humans and shifters rub along together, both sides of the fence are guilty of prejudices. I thought the world building and shifter aspect of the book was very well done and different from other shifter books I've read. It made for a fascinating read.

Lt. Sean Evans has lost his partner to the deadly toxin that is killing shifters and sending them to a terrible and painful death. When Nikki Hall arrives as his new partner, he's not very welcoming and they have a mutual dislike of each other. This gradually changes as the story advances and their relationship evolves to more. The aspect of true mates or Mari Kai comes into play, yet Nikki fights fate and her own prejudices before a happy ending.

I enjoyed the original world, and thought the plot worked well. My only quibble was the main characters since I didn't warm to the hero and heroine straight away. I felt they were a bit standoffish, especially the hero. While I understood his surly mood at the start, because of the loss of his friend and their lack of progress in finding the culprit, I never really connected with him.

For those who enjoy a shifter paranormal story, I think you'll enjoy the thought this author has put into making her world original and different.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story October 7, 2012
Format:Paperback
I thought this was a really great story. The author has created a world just like ours but that contains a breed of Shapeshifter. These are not you typical shifters. They do not turn into wolves, cats or other animals. Instead they commonly shift from a male to a female or otherwise alter their human looking appearance.

There is a crisis going on in their world though. Somehow shifters are being attacked by a virus. There is no rhyme or reason behind who get sick. But it does prove fatal to whoever is infected.

When Nikki comes to San Laura there is instant chemistry between her and Sean. However they are both strong willed characters. They each have their own strict beliefs that do not always agree. Many of their opinions are based on their past histories and environments. So it is interesting to watch how they have to learn to get along and respect each others beliefs. They have to learn to work together and be a team in order to help solve this growing crises.

The only real problem I had with the story was that I thought their relationship progressed at a good speed and level, until the point that they make the first move towards more. I just didn't quite get the place in the story and it wasn't clear why it was happening then and there. After that one part though it went back to a progression that made sense. The other thing that really got to me and I wont give details as to not spoil the story for anyone. I was just shocked towards the end with what happened that lead to their main breakthrough. I understand how it worked for the story and how it help the conclusion come about. But it was upsetting and I really was not happy emotionally.

This really was a great story. I am glad I got to try this author and am looking forward to reading more of her work. I also would like to have the chance to revisit this world in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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My thoughts:
Interesting and original.
Jill James has created a story based on a type of shifter I have not encountered before; female/male dominated shifters who can shift between their own female or male form but have lost the ability to shift into animal form.
Into this would be bright, California set story, the author has brought some of the worst of our "real-world" problems: racism, sexism, bias, bigotry, fear and hatred. But she hasn't forgotten to include a host of fantastic characters armed with love, dedication, honor, courage, and hope to counteract those problems.
Jill James has added science, ingenuity and a deadly, terrifying virus to this mixture of characters and emotions . The story that swells from this combination is clever, insightful, and unique.
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More About the Author

Jill James didn't start out wanting to be an author. Along the way she wanted to be an astronaut, President of the United States, a lawyer, and a doctor. Once married with children she realized she could be all those things; in the pages of the stories she wrote.

She lives in Northern California with her husband, who is the inspiration for all her romance novel heroes.

Jill writes contemporary and paranormal romance.

Her upcoming title is Love in the Time of Zombies, an urban fantasy.

Her short story, The Christmas Con was part of the Amazon Best-Seller boxed set, Christmas on Main Street.

Her short story, The Reluctant Bride was part of the Amazon Best-Seller boxed set, Weddings on Main Street.

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