Highland Shifter Tour ~ Book Spotlight & Review ~ Catherine Bybee


I am so excited that it is finally my turn to host Catherine Bybee's Highland Shifter Tour, this is being presented by Sizzling PR.  I encourage all of you to follow along on the tour.  I simply loved this book and hope that you all go out and buy it!!!


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Helen Adams has a knack for finding lost objects, but the Simon McAllister she finds isn’t what she expected. The missing California teen is now a grown man—a kilted, sword wielding, Highland warrior.

A mysterious Druid book and Helen’s sixth sense send her to Scotland in search of a missing boy. After being attacked by strange men dressed in medieval garb, a handsome, desirable hero answering to the boy’s name rescues her. No one is more surprised than she to find herself in sixteenth century Scotland. Unable to deny the reality of time travel, Helen discovers smoldering passion with a man destined to leave her.

Simon has lived his Druid life in two very different worlds, two vastly different times, and when Helen practically lands in his lap, he knows his life is about to change forever. There are enemies in California lying in wait for her, and an army in Scotland closing in on his family. Simon is the only person who can protect her. But when she learns his most guarded secret, will she still want him? Can Helen love a Highland Shifter? 



Simon stepped closer and felt the heat of her skin. She smelled of the strawberry shampoo she used in her hair. Helen’s hands slid from her hips and fell to the side.

“’Tis time we clear up a few things in your lovely head about me.”
He stepped closer, and Helen, the wise girl, took a step back until her bottom met the edge of the desk. She reached behind her to steady herself and keep from falling.

Like a predatory cat cornering his prey, Simon towered over Helen, watching her body twitch as her eyes travelled over his.

“Really?” Her voice wavered. After clearing her throat, she asked. “Like what?”
Simon licked his lips and glanced at hers. “I’m not evil.”

“Uhm….” Her eyes never left his mouth while he spoke.

“And I’d never lure a child into my presence.”

Simon leaned into her, their thighs touched and Helen’s breathing started to quicken. He placed one hand on the table beside her, leaving her very little room to escape should she want to. From the hunger in her gaze, and the heat coming off her body, he didn’t believe she would.

“A woman, however, might tempt me to entice her attention.”

It wasn't until I started reading this book, that I found out it was part of an ongoing series. I was somewhat unsure if I was going to be able to jump in and read it and not become lost. I actually got in touch with Catherine and asked her opinion, she reassured me that it was a stand alone but many of the characters mentioned in the book had been mentioned in prior books.  I decided to give it a shot, I mean how could I go wrong with a time travel book and a book about my all time favorite heros- Highlanders!!  And I am glad I did, I absolutely loved it. It was all that and more.

I will tell you that just getting the glimpse into Simon's family made me what to go out and find the three books that led up to Highland Shifter. The author did a awesome job building a background that I didn't feel lost at all.

Since I never read the books where Simon was a young boy, I fell in love with him just the same.   Simon was a strong, brawny character. And Helen was in her own right a strong leading heroine. I am afraid I will give the story and plot away if I continue any more, and I know I dislike that in a review. I will tell you Simon has a strong family foundation, their love and support is found on almost every page.  Some parts were so touching, my heart wrenched when they needed to make some tough decisions that would separate love ones. I cried like a baby!

This is a must read for lovers of time travel, mystery, romance lovers. Not that I needed to but I think reading the first three books would be worthwhile. Gives you a better understanding of the family and their magical powers.

Just a side note: I am now reading Binding Vows, the first in the MacCoinnich Time Travel Trilogy, and I'm loving it!! How did I miss this series, well it's better late than never.. :)


New York Times Bestselling Author
USA Today Bestselling Author
Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author
#1 IndieReader Bestselling Author

Winner of the More Than Magic Award for Paranormal romance 2011 

Catherine Bybee has been addicted to romance since her teens. After spending a decade of her life working as an RN in urban emergency rooms, Catherine is now dedicated to writing happily-ever-afters for the world to love. Catherine is married and raising two sons in Southern California.
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8 comments:

Catherine Bybee said... Best Blogger Tips

What a steller review...thanks so much for reading and for picking up my other books.

Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥ said... Best Blogger Tips

I wasn't schedule to post until the 27th... I guess I was so excited to post I didn't double check the calendar. :)

LOL

Stéphanie said... Best Blogger Tips

I've always been intrigued by this author. Which book do you suggest that I start with? Maybe this book is not the best to start with? I usually read paranormal romance/urban fantasy/dystopian books.

Catherine Bybee said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Kat...what's funny is I didn't catch that it was posted a day early either. LOL -

Stephanie, you can start with Highland Shifter, but if you want start with Binding Vows.

Thanks for reading.

goldensylph said... Best Blogger Tips

It's April 27th, yeah. Thanks for your insightful review. A pleasure to read.

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Thanks for your support. Will drop in again, via Twitter. Always seems easiest. My Twitter address is: http://twitter.com/mercedesiat45.
Thanks,
Carole

Mel B said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the review. I have been seeing this on on several blogs and I use the reviews to help me decide if I want the books. I have seen several good oneS. I want this book!! Thanks for helping me!
Mel

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks sooo amazing! I loved the highlander series by karen marie moning, so I'm all about those highlanders and a druid makes it even better!! I am putting this on my to-read list. ASAP. lol. Anyway, I found your site through the making connections group on goodreads and now your newest follower! Hope you'll check out my blog as well!!
-Amanda
http://shmandarinorange.blogspot.com

Stéphanie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Catherine Bybee

Thanks Catherine!

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