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Turn of the Moon (Royal Shifters #1)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  808 Ratings  ·  204 Reviews
One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other.

To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt.

As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s
Published August 24th 2015 by Books by L.P. Dover LLC (first published August 9th 2015)
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Sep 10, 2015 Nickcole rated it it was amazing
Stars: 4.5

Overall: Bailey is an Arctic Alpha Female and she is about to married off to someone that she doesn't love and is cruel. Before he can take her away, Bailey turns the tables on him, bites him and is able to get away. She runs for almost a day and ends up in a forest where she thinks she is being attacked again, but it turns out to be Ryker her true mate. At first she doesn't trust him because she doesn't have any memories of her past, but once he shows her proof she starts to fall in l
Jan 31, 2016 Erin rated it liked it
Okay. Basically, this was middle of the road for me. I've read worse, and I've read better.

I'm not sure if I can put my finger on the exact thing about this story that made it 3 stars instead of more but I'll try.

I'll tell you this. It wasn't the story concept. The story had promise. It's so refreshing when there is an unique story line in PNR. In my opinion, there are too many rewritten arc's that it gets old. This isn't one of those. This is a story line that included the concept of royals, o
ARC received via NetGalley

I liked that this book had its own little spin on the shifter genre - some shifters are of 'royal blood' and are special among their kind. I find it more enjoyable when, like this story, there are aspects in the storylines that make the books slightly different from others in the paranormal genre.
I did however, think the story could have been a bit more steamy with some more action in it as well. Overall though, it was an enjoyable read.
Andrea Heltsley
This book was a surprise for me. I know how talented L.P. Dover is, as I've read her previously.

Most shifter books I've gotten my hands on, have varied from terrible, predictable, to good, and awesome! Turn of the Moon was awesome!

I loved this book! The characters were great. I really liked Bailey. She kicked ass and didn't think twice. She was determined, heroic, and didn't let anyone take advantage of her.

True mates happens to be one of the best type of shifter books. This one was written to
I have loved some of this writers previous work, and I'm a sucker for a good shifter romance, so I decided to give this one a try. I was skeptical going into this read, because the blurb almost made it feel like there would be a love triangle (which I typically despise) but thankfully that was not the case. The story flowed well and surprisingly, for a shifter romance, it never felt like insta-love between the hero and heroine. It was also offered as a kindleunlimited which is always a nice bonu ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
Aug 23, 2015 Romance Readers Retreat rated it really liked it
So this is L.P. Dover's first foray into writing paranormal and have to say I am impressed. I love a good sexy shifter tale and oftentimes with me personally they don't even particularly need to have much story to them, I still enjoy them either way as they are my guilty pleasure. Now, obviously if there's a good plot thrown in there too then all the better, and this one certainly delivered on the plot front. There was a well thought out backstory to the characters that is not revealed right awa ...more
Feb 15, 2016 Jamila rated it it was ok
Kristina Snyder
Aug 25, 2015 Kristina Snyder rated it it was amazing
I want to start off saying how much I love L.P's books!!! When I found out she was writing a paranormal, I was very excited. Then I found out it was about shifters!!! My favorite!!! So I couldn't wait to get my hand on this one. Let's just say, L.P doesn't know how to disappoint when writing a great book. Turn of the Moon was howling fantastic!!! It was an amazing adventure full of love, deception, action and friendship. The characters had a lot of depth. I fell in love with most of them especia ...more
Resch Reads
Aug 23, 2015 Resch Reads rated it really liked it
*Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion/Review*

One word to describe this book is hot! This book was steamy, dreamy, sexiness from the first page to the last. Now everyone knows I love me a good paranormal romance and I was hesitant to start this book, because the synopsis proposes that their might be a love triangle. At best it is a delusional love triangle where Kade thinks people actually like him...

That being said these characters are sexy and bad-*ss. I loved the energy they had and th
Alicia  Gordon
I received this copy in exchange for an honest review. I'm not big on New Adult but when I saw the opportunity to read a paranormal NA, I had to give it a shot. Most NA out there is contemporary. A big aspect of the genre is romance, in nearly all cases. The problem I find in much of NA is that it usually plays out as more of an erotica than romance, which is alright but there usually isn't enough relationship building in erotica to satisfy me. This book proved no different in that sense. It was ...more
Patty  (Bookish Wanderlove)
Sep 05, 2015 Cindy rated it really liked it
This was a lot of fun to read. Really enjoyed it.
Apr 07, 2017 TJ rated it liked it

I am a sucker for werewolves so this was the first story I picked up of Ms. Dover's. I liked it but I didn't love it. The story was interesting and kept me reading, it just didn't drag me deeper and really connect.
Sep 02, 2015 Carra rated it it was amazing
Paranormal romance has always been my favorite, and here in Turn of the Moon, L.P. Dover clearly demonstrates why. There's the requisite paranormal creatures (the wolves and one annoying witch), the fated/true mates storyline (my fave in the paranormal genre), plenty of action and suspense, secrets and lies...all wrapped up with multiple holy-wow-hot-and-sexy alpha male wolves--and one hell of a strong alpha female. For the start of a new series, after reading this book I'm now hooked and guaran ...more
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I couldn't put this book down until I finished reading it. Truly addictive. For fans of "The Originals", it's as if this book focused on the werewolves packs that we all know and br
Paranormal Romance and Romantic Suspense are my two favorite genres so when I find a Paranormal Romantic Suspense it quickly gets added to my TBR. And when I have the chance to get my hands on an ARC? Even better! Well, I just got done reading Turn of the Moon and L.P. Dover did not disappoint.

Bailey is an arctic wolf shifter that has been promised to Kade, an abusive asshat, to form an alliance between their packs. To say that Bailey handles her own in the situation with Kade is a huge understa
Bethyboo ღ The Book Addict ღ

Well this book was a pleasant surprise. Usually shifter books are either a complete hit or miss with me. This one was a hit and i loved it.

The story flowed smoothly and it was a relaxing read. It had action and mystery and all that fancy stuff, but none of it overpowered the others. The characters were enjoyable. Ryker was a mix of my favorite characteristic. He was possessive and protective and pretty hot. Yeah in the beginning i was a bit confused because he just came out of nowhere, but it
I read the plot and really wanted to read this book as it sounded like the perfect PNR. and to be honest, the plot and the storyline were well done.

on the whole even the characters were well drawn, but nevertheless I missed the spark. there were a lot of incidents in this book were I thought "ok, for a possessiv wolf this reaction is not what I expected"
I just did not feel the connection between Ryker and BAiley, which was a shame because I think, this could have been a 5 star book

all in all it
Claudine Van
Aug 30, 2015 Claudine Van rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!!
Sep 05, 2015 Clarice rated it really liked it
Good shifter book. I liked the storyline and will definitely read the next book
Sandra "Jeanz"
Jul 08, 2015 Sandra "Jeanz" rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-wishlist

To be honest after reading one or two shifter books I was looking for another that I thought would be really good. I went on Netgalley and saw this one, requested it and my request was accepted fairly quickly. as I was struggling with a book I was already reading I decided to start this one. I think my mum has read at least one L.P. Dover book and she enjoyed what she had read and as this one is paranormal/shifters I decided to give it a go.

As I mentioned above I received a
Alexa Ayana
Aug 30, 2015 Alexa Ayana rated it liked it

Apa yang kau rasakan saat kau dihadapkan pada kewajiban untuk menyelamatkan populasi packmu dengan harus menikahi alpha paling kejam di seluruh dunia? Cuma agar kalian selamat dari kepunahan? Bailey merasa terjebak dan sendirian saat orang tuanya menjanjikannya pada Kade, Alpha garang yang punya masalah dengan attitude. Tapi gadis itu punya inner alpha wolf yang mati-matian disembunyikannya. Dan dia jelas-jelas tidak akan menyerah pada Kade tanpa perlawanan.

Penasaran dan terpesona cover yang sek
Aug 26, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-books, 2015
Turn of the Moon was such a refreshing read for me. I am always on the look for great paranormal romances and let me tell you, this book reminded me why I like shifter books in the first place. Turn of the Moon is actually my first book by L.P. Dover and it certainly won’t be my last. I clearly have been missing out. Not only did Turn of the Moon give me all of the romance elements that I love, including an alpha male, but it also more than delivered on the paranormal aspects.

Turn of the Moon fo
Aug 18, 2015 Jill rated it really liked it
** While wolf shifter, Bailey Whitehall has always been treated differently by her pack, she will do just about anything to protect them. That is until she's promised to an alpha Wolf of the neighboring pack, the Yukon. While Bailey would do anything for her pack, being forced to mate with someone as cruel and evil as the Yukon alpha isn't one of them.
After committing what would be considered treason agmonst the pack, Bailey runs away, leaving behind the only family she's known, but starts a ne
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥

L.P. Dover has done it again with Turn Of The Moon. It reminded me so much of her Gloves Off series, and what I mean by that is the males are alphas for sure. You just know these guys are the type who will take care of their of their women, their families, and their packs. They are oh so sexy, and made me wish they would take a bite out of me. I love the little twist she put in about their heritages, and their past. I just got hooked from the beginning and could
Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, betrayal, secrets, grief, and heartbreak.

This is Bailey and Ryker’s story. Bailey has been promised to Kade. But he is cruel and she wants nothing to do with him so she runs from him and her pack. On the run she meets Ryker. Ryker is her true mate but she has never heard of true mates. She only knows she needs to keep running. Ryker will do anything to protect Bailey. He has to get her to understand that they belong togethe
Ruthie Taylor
Aug 28, 2015 Ruthie Taylor rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads~~

Having enjoyed all of Ms Dover's MMA stories, I had no hesitation in reading this as soon as it arrived on my Kindle. Her transition to writing paranormal is most definitely a success.

We know that this is the beginning of a series, but it does not suffer from excessive world building. It is set up throughout the whole book in different and interesting ways. The plot here is tight and gives a satisfying conclusion, and a
Aug 24, 2015 Flick rated it really liked it
I was gifted an ARC copy of this book via the author for an honest review.

Amazing!!!! My first thought at finishing this book was "I need more!!" Turn of the moon is a paranormal first for L.P but I'm hoping it won't be the last.

Almost as soon as the book started I knew I didn't like Kade. I just didn't know why. He is a nasty piece of work is an understatement. He reminds me a bit of Kyle from the gloves off series, unlike Kyle though who redeemed himself. Kade..... Well let's just say with red
Feb 11, 2017 Fotini rated it really liked it
I love books with werewolves and especially if it's 2 POV. So guess what! This is 2 POV with howling steamy scenes and forever love!
Now back to reading for the second book of these series and thank god each one is stand-alone!
Jolie Mason
Aug 28, 2015 Jolie Mason rated it it was ok
Shelves: didn-t-finish
really didn't like it. Tons of telling, no show. By the time I got to 46 percent, I was ready to quit. It felt like a rehash of every other shifter story.

I am really stumped at some of the reviews I've seen. Is it even the same book w we read? Some of the grammar even brought our my inner word Nazi, and I am a really tolerant reader. I just ignore most typos and word mistakes, but this was conversational, in dialogue so that the main characters sounded like uneducated hill folk at times. My imp
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget th
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“So if I take off my clothes and lay down on the table, you wouldn’t have sex with me?”

He chuckled. “Nope.”
“You sure?”

"Yep.” He continued on with cooking while I stood there, dumbfounded. I didn’t believe him for a second. His back stiffened when I took off my shirt and pants and climbed up on the table."

“I am so hungry,” I announced, waiting for him to turn around. When he did, he completely ignored me and sat down with his plate of food.
He pointed to the counter. “Your plate’s up there.”
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