Sunday, June 19, 2016



Series:  Taken by the Shifters #1

Author:  Lola Kidd

Publish Date:   03.30.14

Publisher:  Lola Kidd

Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Grammar/editing:  C – average writing, probably self-edited

Received from:  Amazon purchase (free)

Goodreads link: Taken by the Shifters

Date completed: 05.25.14


Description from the publisher:

For Elle Quinn, meeting tall, dark, and handsome Lucas Rivers at the farmer’s market is just what she needs. This strong, dominate man knows just how to handle all of her curves. Much to her delight, they can’t keep their hands off each other.

Too bad for Elle, her pleasure is cut short when a mysterious stranger whisks her away through the woods. Their destination will shock Elle and send her down a dark path of self-discovery.

Taken by the Shifters is a 16,000 word BBW/Shifter Romance. It is the first entry in the Taken Series, chronicling Elle Quinn’s search for love and the truth about her past. The series will contain explicit descriptions of sexual matter and is intended for mature audiences over the age of 18.


This book was released in three parts and each does need to be read in order.


I like the idea of this story.  Ms. Kidd provides a unique shifter type (multi-transforming).  Like Sam on True Blood can be any kind of dog; here, the shifters can be anything.  Ms. Kidd also provides a clear statement on the human pathos in that we tend to ignore what does not directly affect us.  How else could you explain so many shifters living close by and nobody believes they exist?


Though I liked the plot and I have fallen in love with Lucas, I think Elle is an odd person with too little self-esteem.  I understand that first meeting someone can be electrifying and lead to carnality, but to follow a man without a word and indulge, is beyond lust and reeks of desperation.  I believe I would have established more sympathy for Elle had her history been more developed.


Having read the “blurbs” for the other two installments in this book, I would like to read them and find out just what happens.


Also from Lola Kidd:

  • Taken by the Shifters (three parts)
  • Captured by the Shifters – part one
  • The Sponsor




originally posted 05.26.2014 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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