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Shifter Mate Magic

(Ice Age Shifters #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  386 ratings  ·  100 reviews
A lonely bear shifter meets his mate. Shes running for her life and doesnt have time for romance.

Pregnant Jackie Breton just escaped from a corrupt feline pack intent on selling her half-shifter baby to the highest bidder. Shes smart, independent, and has a desperate plan to keep her baby safe: Get away from the pride as fast and far as possible.

Trevor Hammond,
Kindle Edition, 130 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Chavanch Press
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I received a free copy of this book from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.

I recently started the sci-fi series by author Carol Van Natta and the series totally grabbed my attention. So when I heard she was writing a new Paranormal Romance series I jumped on the chance to read an advance readers copy of the book. This book was so good! I had a lot of fun reading it and I am already looking forward to the rest of this series!

Shifter Mate Magic is one of the best shifter books I read on a
Marta Cox
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I associate this author with sci fi so was very intrigued by the concept of her writing a shifter series. This first book features a lonely trucker and a damsel in distress. Well obviously it's much more complicated than that because Trevor is in many ways an outcast and Jackie is on the run and pregnant !
There's a surprising amount of world building here as we don't just meet shifters but all manner of paranormal creatures. Trevor is just a rock and such a gentleman to boot. Whilst Jackie is an
E.G. Manetti
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Note that this is not historical PNR - the Ice Age refers to a type of shifter, not the setting. That said, it is a wonderfully creative love-on-the-run story. Trevor is a gallant truck driver, and laid back alpha shifter who only fights to defend. Jackie is sharp, resourceful and an alpha alpha when it comes to taking charge of her situation. Throw in a mad-dash to a fae sanctuary while pursued by the villains and it becomes a super fun love-on-the-run story. My only quibble was it was a bit ...more
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
A lonely over the road trucker and a woman terrified of who is chasing not far behind her have a memorable encounter at a truck stop in Wyoming introducing a new and exciting paranormal world. I was right in this story and engaged with the main characters from the moment I encountered them on the page and I stayed hooked through this quick and easy, yet exciting and spicy read to the finish.

Jackie Breton is on the run for her life. The last few months of her life have been a nightmare that few
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
You Can Run, But You Can't Hide....

Woman who are mate material, able to attract shifters and bear them children are sold to the highest bidder in order to take their child at birth to sell. There is a certain hidden magical town with extraordinary beings where sanctuary can be obtained.....The town of Kotoyeesinay in Wyoming.

Jackie is a human with certain witchy powers running from an evil alpha who has his sites on taking her unborn child. Her experience with shifters has been very bad so far
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fluff, but a good, very palatable kind of fluff, it has a bit of everything. A bit of insta- love, a bit of insta- lust, a bit of drama, a bit of smexy and a rather large bit of magic. Overall, it was a sweet, charming easy read with likable characters . Will read more.
Clare O'Beara
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
The intriguing concept of shifters which are throwbacks to prehistoric mammals is highly original and fun. A truck driver in this book is an ice age bear alter ego, and he comes to the rescue of a young woman being set on by jerks. She's pregnant and on the run, but he still thinks she'd be an ideal girlfriend. Now, this does worry me that the man likes women who are insecure and would be totally dependent on him - not a good sign in a guy. However, he then takes the lady off to a town of ...more
4.5-5 stars

This was a great story. I liked both Jackie and Trevor very much and enjoyed their story. This is the first story I've read by this author and I liked it well enough that I'd like to read more by this author.

Jackie is an accountant that chose the wrong boyfriend, one who sold her when she got pregnant. Jackie is a smart woman and she figured out how to escape but the pack that bought her is on her tail. Jackie heard about the Shifter Tribunal in Chicago so she's heading there, hoping
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Eva Millien
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first book in the fun, exciting and steamy Ice Age Shifters series is an exhilarating adventure. This fast paced story is filled with action and romance as a pregnant Jackie Breton escapes from a corrupt feline pack and lands in the lap of large shaggy bear whom stirs up quite a sizzling attraction. Trevor Hammond has been rejected by everyone because of his pre-historic bear self and he is determined to declare Jackie as his own. The romance is sweet and the passion is hot and steamy and ...more
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shifter Mate Magic: Ice Age Shifters Book 1 by Carol Van Natta is a great 4-Star read.

I really did enjoy this book, being into shifters, I wish it was longer! It has a great storyline and the characters are very nicely designed into the book.

I love Jackies character and how she is on the run, escaping from some bad news shifters to save not only herself but her baby as well.
Meeting Trevor started getting me excited for the storys progress. You dont see a lot of bear shifters so I am completely
Sara Oxton
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shifter Mate Magic by Carol Van Natta a four-star read that will make you roar. This is the first book in the Ice age shifters series and it really starts the series with a bang, I cant wait to find out what happens with the rest of the series. The world building was slow and steady, and filled with great details. Jackie and Trevor each get to take turns telling their stories. Both stories are filled with passion and drama, tinged with sadness and Jackie has a story that will make you want to ...more
Jenae (Jeni)
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Ice Age shifters!

POSSIBLE SPOILERS! I love how Trevor has no idea what type of bear he is. I am also in love with the human pregnant with shifter baby concept. Especially when it's not the mates' baby. It shows how much love there can be in blended families. It also has some humor, to keep us smiling.
May 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Good start to a new series! Magical story line!
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

This book is a great twist on a shifter story. Shifter Mate Magic is the first book in the Ice Age Shifters series by Carol Van Natta. This is my first book by Ms. Van Natta, and I am happy to say that it definitely wont be the last. It is a spellbinding paranormal romance, with an insta-love, shifters, magic, witches, fairies, elves, wizards, drama, tension, and a lot of other mystical creatures.
Jackie Breton is on the run, having escaped from a very violent shifter pack- who want her
Erin Penn
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
First in series, so the special marketing price to pick it up. Not that I need much incentive to get a Carol Van Natta book, having read her science fiction romance thriller/mystery/police procedurals. The woman can write, her characters are intelligent, and diversity among her character - even the romantic leads - is common.

This book delivers on everything I have come to expect based on the other series I read by her.

One down side, it is short and there is some jumps that are abrupt. Usually
Shifter Mate Magic: Ice Age Shifters Book 1 (Ice Age Shifters #1) by Carol Van Natta was a fast pace, heart pounding romance that has me reading this wonder in just a few hours.

I love shifter books, and I love when an author takes the shifter genera and makes it their own. This book was chock-full of unique goodness that made this story shine. There was a good mix of the common shifter and new, and even animals from the ice age. It add that something special making this shifter story set a new
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shifter Mate Magic: Ice Age Shifters Book 1
By Carol Van Natta
5 Stars

Shifter Mate Magic is just what it says. A book about shifters, mates, and magic and Carol Van Natta does a fantastic job blending all three. This book takes you on a magical journey and will keep the reader immersed until the very end.

At the beginning of the book, you meet Jackie Breton and you just cant help but empathize with her plight. Pregnant, alone and on the run, Jackie must stay one step ahead of the corrupt feline
One of my favorite SFR authors does shapeshifter PNR. I did enjoy it, and if its 119 pages hadn't felt like such a novella, i.e., everything quick, a bit easy and not as deeply explored as it could be, I'd have called it 3.66 instead of 3.33, and rounded up. I liked both leads, though there was a bit of blunt language that I don't think was strictly necessary (both in sexual matters and in ordinary anger, etc.), and I was able to suspend disbelief in how quickly their mate bond progressed ...more
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I give Shifter Mate Magic: Ice Age Shifters Book 1 by Carol Van Natta, 5 stars.

Jackie is running for her life from a pack of absolutely crazy cat shifters. She will not live like that anymore, nor will she risk the baby inside her falling into the wrong hands. So she does the only thing she can think of -- she runs. On her journey to get as far away as possible, a chance meeting has her running into Trevor. Literally. Her first impression is how sexy he is. But the safety of herself and her
Laura Furuta
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shifter Mate Magic: Ice Age Shifters Book 1
By: Carol Van Natta
5 out of 5 stars

The story Shifter Mate Magic: Ice Age Shifters Book 1 by Carol Van Natta is a paranormal romance book. It is a story that I loved reading. I am a big fan of the paranormal and shifters. It is a perfect example of why I love the genre. The story revolves around the characters of Jackie Breton and Trevor Hammond. When these two first meet Trevor believes that he has found his true mate. Jackie is alone and on the run.
Bobbi Wagner
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shifter Mate Magic: Ice Age Shifters Book 1 by Carol Van Natta is the first book in her Ice Age Shifters series. This is my first book by this author and I loved it. It is full of paranormal characters and hot, steamy romance. I loved how she pulled me right into her story and I couldn't put it down until I was finished. This story is fast paced and easy following. Her attention to details are such that she made me feel as if I was right there with the characters. Her characters are both lovable ...more
Kerry Baker
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shifter Mate Magic by Carol Van Natta is the first book in the Ice Age Shifters series. A quick pace story of shifters and survival this book will be sure to catch your attention.
What do you do when a feline pack is after your baby to sell it? Run as fast and as far as possible. At least thats what Jackie did. On the run to try and save her babies life she knows she has to put as much distance between her and the pack as she can.
When she meets Trevor at a truck stop it becomes the encounter
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shifter Mate Magic (Ice Age Shifters #1)
By Carol Van Natta
4 stars

I am quite new to shifter stories but I have to say this is probably one of the best that I have read. I loved the authors writing style, I found it very engaging and I was really invested in the story. I like that the story was told from dual points of view (its my favourite!) and because of this I felt like I really knew the characters well. They developed well over the story too. The book was on the shorter side but it had
William Howe
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Good but flawed

Carol is an excellent author. This is not her best work. The excerpt at the back of the book of the next book in the series actually has more potential.

My problem is that the mated pair met too quickly. While there was still tension and unresolved problems, it felt as if the book was mostly over at the truck stop. Which is the first scene in the book. Her backstory was revealed by her telling bits and pieces *as a story* which robbed it of any immediacy. The problem is, her
Erica Fish
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shifter Mate Magic by Carol Van Natta is a great read. I am becoming a huge fan of the paranormal characters. Ms. Natta has everything in a paranormal story that I look for at least. Of course there are shifters but there are so many characters to give that paranormal feeling. She has incorporated magic, fairies, elves, wizards and witches. There are creatures that add to the romance, drama, and tension within the story. Jackie belonged to a violent pack of shifters who want her baby. Jackie ran ...more
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun, Sweet and Sexy Paranormal Romance

Sometimes I am in the mood for something light and sweet to read. I like to throw my worries away and embrace something completely absorbing where all dangers are avoided and difficulties overcome and the bad guy gets punished and the good guy gets the girl. Paranormal romance nearly always fits the bill. This book is a good example of paranormal romance done well. Its got a lively plot, interesting characters and a well written story.

The book gives a good
Chyina Powell
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was such a cute little read!

Being on the run is always going to be the beginning of a good book because it makes us as readers wonder what is happening, why and what will happen. Jackie, after being tricked, drugged, impregnated and sold on the shifter black market, has a lot to be afraid of. More than that, she has no reason, as a witch, to trust any other shifter. Ever. But when a bear shifter saves her from too drunk and rude coyotes, she decides to trust him.

Trevor is an outcast. While
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book, while being asked for a review I volunteered for.

This book from the author is something completely different to her Central Galactic Concordance-series. With the high writing-quality, it is on the same level as other books from well-known authors in these genres (shifter, romance). To my personal regret it is also quite a bit shorter as her other books.

In Shifter Mate Magic<(b>, the story is clearly constructed with no questions at the end. One can relish in
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was ok

Ok idea, but it's very skimmy. Skims across most of everything to get to the next bit, and then skips time to get to the next bit, and tells us 'oh, all that happened during that time'... so there's no real way for there to be any interest in the characters. I guess we actually see the characters actively for maybe 2 days, spread over 3 or 4 days. The rest is just skipped. The whole storyline only takes about 8-9 days total. And it's thrown in several 'badbadbad' plot points to up the 'ooo,
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Carol Van Natta writes science fiction and fantasy, including Overload Flux, Minder Rising, Zero Flux, Pico's Crush, and Jumper's Hope, the first five books in a space opera series; In Graves Below (Magic, NM) , a paranormal romance; and Hooray for Holopticon , a retro science fiction comedy. She shares her Fort Collins, CO home with a sometime mad scientist and various cats. Any violations ...more

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