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Shifter's Claim

(The Shadow Shifters #4)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  205 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Half man, half animal, a Shadow Shifter is sworn to protect females—human or otherwise—from the savage fury of his own nature…

Rich, handsome, and successful—hotel magnate Sebastian "Bas" Perry could have any woman he desires. But despite his animal attraction to women, he avoids relationships at all costs. As a Shadow Shifter, he must defend innocent humans from the de
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm a shadow shifter lover, this was good. ...more
Johanna Sawyer
Jun 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Thanks to netgalley for allowing me a free read in exchange for a review. Thanks for allowing me this title. I enjoyed Bas and Priyas story and look forward to more by this author. Bas showed really good chemistry toward Priya, but Priya seemed to be a hard nosed reporter who was searching for her brother. I still enjoyed the book and overall entertainment was three stars.
Arica Carter
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great example of cat and mouse. Priya is looking for answers to save her brother and Bas is protecting his shifter secret. There is spying and intrigue as well as passion and both of them trying to deny the attraction that they feel towards each other. You definitely look forward to the moment they both give in... and that is when the book ends, of course! Making to want more so you can see what happens next!
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this explosive tale in installments and I must say after every time I finished one I was fiending for the next one. If I had to do it again and wait for the entire story. Would I?! Nope the installments took me on a ride I never wanted to get off. AC has done it again!!! Getting to know the shifters and what they stand for again is something I also look forward. But witnessing a sexy ALPHA shadow male, Sebastian, fall for a FIERY human female, Priya, was the shit!!!!! I'm loving the new d ...more
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it all! Bas was so sexy and Priya was sassy! What's not to love about a shifter... I loved this series. It one sexy pnr! I can't wait for the next book. Yes I recommend to anyone that loves paranormal romances, especially shifters because they are so possessive and I love when they say "Mine"...(insert scream) ...more
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
8/11/16 done

I am a new fan to this author. But I am loving this series. This book is #4 in a series. I got 1 more book to go and 4 short stories to finish this series. =0)

I give this 4 stars.
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Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Title: Shifter's Claim - Shifter's Claim A Paranormal Shapeshifter Werejaguar Romance - Shadow Shifters Book 4
Author: A. C. Arthur
Publisher: St Marin's Press
Date of Publishing: July 29, 2014

This book was reviewed for NetGalley and in exchange for my honest review

Sabastian Perry has a duty to his race and his leaders. One that stars with the existence must be kept secret at all cost. A duty that has cost him dearly over they years and torments his nights. Yet he has kept to this most sacred of al
Sandy S
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 29, 2014

Sebastian Perry, gorgeous shape-shifter, has tremendous guilt. Completely disarmed by his momentary hesitation to save a woman, he has fallen into despair. Sworn as a shifter to protect any female in danger, no amount of status, success, or money, can make him feel right again. Prowling around his domain, Bas aches to feel complete, to feel alive, to feel the love of a female. But what woman could possibly trust a man, shifter or not, that cannot protect
Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

Ready for an exciting treat? Then A.C. Arthur's Shifter's Claim is the book for you. Sexy and intense.. running a full gamut of emotions.

Shifter's Claim is book four in Ms. Arthur's Shadow Shifter Series and once again I feel like I am late to the table. Where has this series been hiding?

The Premise?? Shadow Shifters have always lived among us. Hiding in plain site as it were for the most time they lived amongst their tribes in distant locales.. Btu now the
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Customer rating 5/5.0
August 1, 2014 By Deborah A. Fortner
The concept of this story was the latest in Shadow Shifter saga, where the shifters are half man, half animal trying to remain a secret to the world but events are proving it difficult remain in the shadows.
In the 4th installment of the Shadow Shifter series, hotel magnate Sebastian Perry is an attractive man that can have any woman he wants, however he is not a fan of relationships and will seek to avoid them no matter what.
Katherine Paschal
Priya's brother has been kidnapped and she is being blackmailed to expose a secret about a powerful group of people. While researching them, she runs into Bas, a wealthy playboy who is part of the secret. They have an instant connection, but Bas will do anything to keep the secret of his shape-shifting people.
I don't like to give bad reviews, but I was not a fan of this book. I will try to make my review short since for the most part, it is so negative.
When I started the book, I had no idea tha
Aug 31, 2014 added it
Shifter’s Claim is an action packed paranormal romance full of intrigue and hot steamy scenes that lean more towards erotica.

I haven’t read the first three books in the Shadow Shifter’s series but I found I was able to catch up on the gist of the main storyline that connected Priya and Sebastian’s love story to the ongoing of a bigger plot line concerning the Shadow Shifter’s. The glossary of terms presented at the beginning of the book explain the terminology that is used by A.C. Arthur and th
Paranormal Romance
Dec 30, 2013 rated it liked it
The heroine, a gusty smart and determined reporter is blackmailed by the people holding her brother hostage to uncover and exposed the true identity of the hero's people. She's been given 60 days to do this and she vows she'll do anything to save her brothers life-even though he's a junkie and a thief-he was always there for her when she needed him most. But her plans are derailed when she meets the hero. He's aggressive, cocky and too damn rich and hansom for his own good. She knows his type. B ...more
Talk Books To Me
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shifter’s Claim is my first introduction to the Shadow Shifters series. After finishing it, I immediately ran out and purchased the first three. This action pact, romance filled, thrilling story kept me turning page after page until the very end. Even if there were no paranormal elements in the story, it would still be a first class thriller.

Priya Drake is a journalist who happened to see something she should not have, something that she knows could not be true. Shifters live among us. After her
Angela Goodrich
Shifter’s Claim is the fourth book in The Shadow Shifters series and can be read as a stand-alone. I have read Ms. Arthur’s spin-off series of novellas, Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts, and was excited to get the opportunity to see what she could do within a full-length novel. Suffice it to say, she did not disappoint.

Priya is a journalist looking for a story … a story to confirm the existence of “cat people.” But she isn’t investigating the story to make a name for herself as a journalist. She
Paranormal Kiss
Shifter’s Claim is the 4th book in The Shadow Shifters series by A.C. Arthur. It is about Bas (Sebastian), one of the shifter faction leaders and Priya, a human reporter that is trying to prove that shifters exist. One thing I liked about this story is that Priya was honest from the get-go about being a reporter after a story, though she hid the reason why. She didn’t try to hide the fact that she was a reporter and I liked her more for that. When Bas and Priya meet they have an instant and inte ...more
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

While I haven't read all of this series, I think that it is easy enough to pick up at any point and catch up rather quickly. The shadow shifter world is a really unique and interesting combination of action/adventure and yummy romance. Oh, and it's also really hot and steamy.

Priya has made an appearance in other installments. She's seen little hints here and there about the shadow shifters and it made her the perfect target for blac
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
** Copy provided by NetGalley and St Martin's Press for an honest review**

Although this the fourth book in the series, this is the first book that I have read and it can be read as a stand alone story. I will certainly be going out to get the other books in the series that I have missed so far.

The book is completely actioned packed and there are some seriously hot moments between Bas Perry and Pryia Drake. We get a good look at who Pryia is behind her facade and what made who she is total along
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shifter's Claim is not the first in this Shadows Shifters Series, just the first for me to read. It reads very well as a stand-alone but is intriguing enough to entice me to want to read the others including the novellas in the series. I enjoyed the cool sophisticated cat shifter, Sebastian Perry. He is very Cary Grant-ish which is a unique spin on shifters. I liked it. Priya is another complex character but equally strong and independent. They worked well as adversaries to lovers.

The story lin
She Hearts Books
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Priya is a journalist who witnesses something one night that brings danger into her life. Someone is blackmailing her to get her to expose the shifters. Her investigation puts her right in the middle of a war between the rogues and shadows and she will have to find out what's really happening to save her family.

Bas is a shifter hiding behind his billionaire resort owner persona, but he's actually a leader for the shifters. He has to keep Priya from the truth which becomes difficult when all he
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I read this as the installments that were released but this is the full story and I have to say I would think it would be best to read it in full. I read the installments back to back as if it was the full story so I was able to see how the breaks would be as I opened up the next part and I would have really hated having to wait.

I enjoyed the story of Priya and Bas. There is something that connects them right away. I enjoyed the suspense as well as the b
Heather andrews
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved our first introductions to these characters, and Bas especially, "Bas, the smooth, cocky sonofab**** he was sometimes know as, only smiled. "No, this would be harassment," he told her a second before cupping her a** cheeks in his palms and lean forward to lick the seam of her lips." He does give his girl options which I'm sure we all appreciate, "now, I'll ask you one more time what you were doing here and you can either answer me -" he lowered his voice purposely, letting his finger gli ...more
From feisty report Priya Drake to the sexy alpha billionaire cat Sebastian Perry. We are put into a world of blackmail, rogue shifters, faction leaders wanting to keep shifters and humans apart, to break ins, black mail, betrayals, and going against rules that were always followed.

There are gun fights, hot sex, and sweet moments. It's amazing how much goes on in the books making you crave to turn the page. Priya's being blackmailed to report a story that could change everything. Bas is trying t
Lisa Anne
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, pnr, shifter, human
Bas is a multimillionaire playboy and shifter assembly Faction Leader who has lived his life by the credo that shifters must not be exposed to humans. Priya, a human reporter, once witnessed a partial shift, and is now being blackmailed to expose the truth about "cat-people" or her brother will be killed. Bas and Priya clash when Priya investigates the cat-people. She follows him to his resort in Arizona, where she's in danger of learning the truth and getting herself killed, getting caught in t ...more
Irene Hollimon
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I actually liked this one quite a lot. The porn was dialed back. It's still hot. This is still in the erotic genre more than romance but at least I didn't feel like it was getting tedious. Now if I could just order a dial back on all the anal play. I respect that it is hot for some out there but it's not my personal kink. Good job introducing Jewel too. We've been getting teased with Jewel for a while now and we're finally getting her book next. We know just enough about her to want to know more ...more
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And the plot thickens...still INTRIGUED by the mysterious and DANGEROUS world of the Shadow Shifters...this was centered around the INTENSE and magnetic attraction between Sebastian and Priya...both are stubborn and DETERMINED to get what they WANT and NEED from the other no matter the cost/consequences...extremely HOT and explicit intimate encounters...and ENGAGING storyline w/entertaining and suspenseful twists/turns....COLORFUL and unforgettable cast of ever growing characters...I'm still hel ...more
Apr 12, 2014 rated it liked it
I felt a little lost a little more than half way in this book. I was loosing interest but finished it and enjoyed the finish. I felt there should have been more background reminding the reader of the previous storylines in earlier books because that's when I got lost. Just my opinion. ...more
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This one started slow for me... the characters took a little bit of time for me to get into, but once it picked up speed I really liked it. The plot was very interesting and I am glad that I kept going. Can't wait to see what happens next. ...more
Gina Martin
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book of the series! Bas.....yassssssss! He handled his business! The book was FIRE! The chemistry between Bas and Priya was goodness. Priya was annoying at time though. I wish she would sit herself down somewhere at times. Smoking hot read! Loved it.
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I like this series and enjoy each book. I always find when I start a new book in this series the begining just doesn't hold my interest and I have to make myself keep reading. By the time I get 1/4 or 1/3 of the way through I am hooked and loving it again. ...more
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Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.

Working in the legal field for almost thirteen years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings.

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