YA Paranormal Romance Shifting Pride by Etopia Press
Sixteen-year-old Nickie Leone has proof that her missing (presumed dead) father is still alive. Receiving his watch in the mail is the first in a line of clues brining her closer to discovering his whereabouts.
But clues aren’t the only new thing in Nickie’s life. There’s the Memorial Banquet her mother insists she help prepare for … there’s the new kid/hottie, Xavian, and … well, the growth of whiskers and a tail!
Filled with secrets and a new love of tuna fish, Nickie must partner up with Xavian (don’t you know he’s a shapeshifter too?) to rescue her dad before she loses him forever. Oh, and she need to figure out how to be a cat, too.
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Laura Diamond is an author of all things Young Adult (YA): paranormal, dystopian, and horror. As a board certified psychiatrist, Diamond knows how people react and pulls out the emotions, not only from the characters but also the reader. She approaches each book differently usually beginning with a single character – envisioning what they look like, how they perceive their world, what challenges they have to navigate, and who’s with them along the way, whether it be a friend or foe.
Diamond likes writing Young Adult (YA) because it’s during a time in life that is rife with challenges and intense emotions. The paranormal interest comes in because Laura has always had an affinity for magical creatures and dark worlds.
When she’s not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond –Lucid Dreamer, where she helps writers “shrink-wrap” their characters, and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion. She is also full-time staff member tending for her four cats and a Pembroke Corgi named Katie.
Nickie starts the book out as just another “annoyed teenager” , bored with her life, aggravated with her mother and little brother, missing her Dad. Odd things start happening to Nickie though. Her Dad’s watch shows up in the mailbox with no return sender (he’s been missing for over a year). She starts craving tuna fish, when she has always hated it. Her eyes start reflecting light in a weird way. She has a weird attraction to a new boy she just met. Like being a teenager isn’t weird enough! Then she starts getting odd notes left for her along with a book in the library and other random places. Nickie then seems to have weird things start happening to her body, which the new boy Xavian doesn’t seem surprised when it happens right in front of him. Along with the fact that Xavian knows a friend of her Dad’s Derek aka Scary Guy plus the fact that Xavian confesses that he knows Nickie’s Dad in the present tense things start to add up. Shifting Pride is a great coming of age story with a shape shifter twist. It’s a great read, I really like the story and the development of Nickie and Xavian’s relationship and the quick bond that they develop.
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