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After a lifetime of searching, tiger shifter Mir has finally found his true mate...too bad she's a mercenary for the Goddess possessed by a sex demon.
As a little girl, all Leaf Hatathli dreamed of was growing up and having a family of her own, but fate had something else in mind for her. Instead, she’s spent her life as a mercenary working for the Goddess, acting as her hand of justice in a world torn apart by the reappearance of magic. It’s a lonely business, and Leaf had given up on the idea of ever being someone’s beloved. After all, who could love a woman who’s possessed by a lust demon?
When Mir DePaul, Alpha of the Shiraz Pride, is captured by slavers he never expected rescue to come in the form of his true mate. And he certainly never expected his mate to be a Shadow, a human sharing a body with the spirit of a demon. He shares his body with his tiger spirit, and they both know their mate when they see her. Even if she refuses to believe it. They’ll do everything they can to convince Leaf and her demon that their love is real…as soon as they escape the contingent of death wizards hunting them down.
Everything has a price, and Mir will do anything to keep his mate safe while she tries to save the world from an ancient evil that threatens them all.
In a world full of sex witches and lust demons there is a lot of hanky panky going on, so fair warning you may have some clutch your pearls, or vibrator, moments.
Loved this erotic paranormal romance!
I am a huge fan of this author and this book didn’t disappoint. There was a little bit of a boggy spot where it seemed redundant, but the story picked back up and never bogged down again.
I loved this dedication that the author put in: “This book is for my dreamers, for my readers that enjoy immersing themselves in an erotic, magic filled world where everything is possible…for a price.” This statement couldn’t be any truer about this book. The way it is written you are totally immersed in a whole different clime and culture. There are humans, Shadows, Twin Souls, wizards, witches, Dark Goddess and Mother Goddess, Purists, Prophets, beings from other dimensions. The world as we know it has totally changed. The concept is totally fascinating!
There are humans that have demons in them that share their soul. They have different needs. Leaf’s demon is a man and he gets his energy from sex. So needless to say, Leaf is a very sexual being and she occasionally will be with a woman to feed her demon. He does get energy from her other encounters, however. Leaf is a mercenary and she was highly trained and works for the Dark Goddess. She has not turned down any request made of her, her duty is to save others and serve the Dark Goddess. Leaf can see evil in people and she marks them for death. She has killed a few herself, but she is usually involved in rescue missions. Mainly helping women and children to cross into the Canada Pride Lands to seek asylum from the corrupt wizards that run the government in the Reformed United States. Her latest assignment, rescue Mir DePaul, Alpha leader of the Shiraz Pride, from slavers before he is sent to Washington DC to be destroyed.
Mir is a very beautiful and powerful man. He has markings of a white tiger as he is a Twin Soul and shares his spirit with the Tiger. When Leaf spots Mir in the cage he is cloaked to look like a weak teenager to others. This is called glamour. Leaf is also cloaked in glamour, but when their eyes meet, they see the person that they really are. Mir immediately knows that this is the mate he has been waiting for all his life. It didn’t matter that she was a Shadow. The Goddess had brought her into his life for a reason and he was going to pursue her.
There is a lot of twists and turns that goes on in this story. There are a few laugh out loud moments as Leaf is very sarcastic! There is some push and pull between Leaf and Mir, as she is a sassy, independent woman with a very possessive alpha mate. She struggles to understand how that could even happen. She just didn’t understand why the Goddess set this into motion. Mir didn’t question why the Goddess made this happen, he trusted that the Goddess had her reasons. The chemistry IS OFF THE CHARTS with these two. This author can write erotic scenes like no other.
This book was so fun and different. The world concept, the different characters and their purposes was wild. I loved it. I loved Mir and Leaf’s story and I can’t wait for more.
Five Stars for Turning Leaf
Ann Mayburn’s Turning Leaf was absolutely wonderful! Ms. Mayburn has a knack for storytelling. She grabs your imagination right from the beginning, as she creates a post-world filled with Twin Souls, Demons, Witches, Wizards and evil extensions of humans!
Mir, a Shifter (Twin Soul) Alpha of the Shiroz Pride is taken by slavers. His savior is Leaf, a Shadow (human with a Demon spirit). If that’s not enough, Leaf’s Demon feeds off of sex! Her Demon’s appetite allows for some smoldering erotic sex scenes and Ann Mayburn doesn’t let us down! We learn early on that a Twin Soul and a Shadow are not compatible, but Mir plans to defy all odds and make Leaf his mate. Of course, the Goddess has other plans for them and Mir and Leaf encounter obstacles that they must overcome.
Ann has that ability to make you feel and experience the lust, passion, love, intrigue, and violence in the story. Mir and Leaf are an absolute testament to the strong, emotional and realistic characters she creates. Their sassy, sarcastic, and sexy bantermade me laugh out loud more than a handful of times, and their heartfelt emotions had me gasping and cheering for the good guys!
I loved Turning Leaf! I couldn’t put it down! If you haven’t read any of Ann Mayburn’s books yet, this would be a great one to start with.