Claiming His Fate by Ellis Leigh

“But when he turned my way and met my stare, my knees nearly buckled. One look into those sky-colored eyes and my body responded.”

You can imagine yourself just how her body responded. Or, you know… read the book. (links at the bottom)

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Rebel Lynch has spent two hundred years searching for balance between his human side and his inner wolf. As a den President of The Feral Breed Motorcycle Club, a lack of control over the beast within isn’t just a pain in the tail, it’s a death sentence. One served by his club brothers: the judges, jury, and executioners of the wolf-shifting community.

At Amnesia Gentlemen’s Club, customers and staff check their real-world identities at the door. Charlotte, one of the club’s best waitresses, ditched her legit career in corporate IT because she needs the kind of income those pesky IRS folks can’t track. When the smart-mouthed bombshell pulls a gig serving a private party, she expects nothing more than a few extra tips. That is until dirty-talking Rebel Lynch strolls into the room looking like sin incarnate, flashing motorcycle club colors, and blasting Charlotte’s expectations about work, life, and love straight to hell.

One glance at Charlotte and Rebel knows she’s his fated mate. But a wolf shifter is attacking women at the club, threatening Charlotte’s life, and putting the entire shifter community at risk of exposure. Rebel and his Feral Breed MC brothers must find the crazed shifter before he strikes again. If Rebel can’t uncover the new monster in their midst—and learn to rein in the protective instincts of a fully mated Alpha—his future with Charlotte will be dead on arrival.

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Wolf shifters, guys. Wolf. Shifters. Need I say more?

I’ve known Ellis Leigh’s writing for a while, so that wasn’t a concern. Her writing is fantastic. With fantasy series setting up the world is key. I think Leigh got it spot on, and I’m sure throughout the next installments we’ll get more and more details on how things work.

See, in the Feral Breed Motorcycle Club there are two types of shifters: those who were born that way and those who were turned. Their belief is that their inner wolf behaves differently. One thing is for certain, though – when they meet their Mate, everything else becomes irrelevant. They live for her, they breath for her and all they (and their wolf) will want to do is be with her.

In Claiming His Fate Abraham Rebel Lynch, a president of his own wolf shifters den that is also a motorcycle club (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?????), is leading them to a club in efforts of learning the identity of a rogue shifter who’s claiming human sacrifices.

Cherry is a waitress in a Milwaukee strip club, and when a group of men arrives for a party she is forced to “upgrade” her role from waitress to, well, a whore. She is actually a very good computer IT but was forced to find a better paying job so she could support her little brother after their parents died.

You can guess the rest, right? Only you can’t really – because Ellis Leigh twists tradition and makes it all very modern and enlightening, and everything Rebel thought is put up to a test and if he passes it, well… it will all work out. Leigh weaves this short story very carefully and touches every facet beautifully. Oh, and did I mention Leigh’s writing is filthily delicious? Because it is.

I can’t wait for the next installment where Gates meets his mate. Should be epic.

My rating: 5

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Ellis Leigh is the alter ego of contemporary romance author Kristin Leigh Elliston. Where Kristin likes her heroes with blue jeans and work boots, Ellis prefers something a little more magical.

A storyteller from the time she could talk, Kristin grew up amongst family legends of hauntings, psychics, and love spanning decades. Those stories didn’t always have the happiest of endings, so they inspired her to write about real life, real love, and the difficulties therein. From farmers to werewolves, store clerks to witches—if there’s love to be found, she’ll write about it. Kristin lives in the Chicago area with her husband, daughters, and a giant dog who hogs the bed.

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