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Claimed by the King

(Shifters of Black Isle #1)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  486 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Abandoned by her people, a young woman was being sent to her doom.

Kelly was going to be a prisoner; a slave. At least that’s what she thought as she waited for the mysterious giants that lived on the Black Isles to claim her. A human sacrifice, once every eight years. That’s what it took to keep mankind safe from these savages.

The human would ensure the survival of his bl
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Published July 20th 2018 by Independently Published
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Sep 23, 2019 rated it liked it
3 1/2 "Fantasy" Stars

I really liked this book. There's not a whole lot to it, but it was good to me. Definitely going to read book 2. Happy reading!
Chloe Adams
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not at all what I expected but a truly good read
Jul 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
Sadly I didn't like this book very much.
I think that the author had great idea on this book.The description of some places were nice and I could picture it,so that is something that I did liked.I could picture a lonely island in the middle of a ocean with giants and some humans on it.I liked the whole shaped shifters thing.That was nicely done,and I liked the fact everyone had it's own unique animal.
However,this book felt very undeveloped to me.
We know very little about Kelly and Broc,about the
Kari Hansen
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every eight years one of women residents in her town is taken and given to the Black Isles to ensure doom doesn’t befall on the town. Kelly finds herself torn from everything and everyone that is familiar however she is unwilling to just accept her fate and she plans to escape at her earliest opportunity.

Broc knows that the fate of his people and life as they know it is dependent on him. He requires a bride who isn’t part of their culture and he is prepared to fulfill his obligation however he n
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So I am a pretty big paranormal fan. And I do enjoy many different authors that write in the genre but for some reason, this one just didn't do it for me. I didn't feel the connection between the characters.

I wanted to really like it. But it was just meh. I probably won't read the next book in the series.

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Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars

This was a quick read/listen. I really liked Kelly. She could have been whiny and full of pity for herself considering how she ended up being on Black Isle. She wasn't though. She was accepting and willing to adapt to her circumstances. I do like the overall story arc going on here. I can't wait to see what Teraq is doing.

The audio for this was good. I'm glad I listened to it.
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019
The story had potential, but is seriously underdeveloped. The romance was just meh, and the book would have benefitted from less of it and more story development.
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-rating
Once in every eight springs, a girl will be put forth by one of the coastal regions. A peace offering, a condition of the truce between the Giant Warriors of Black Isle and the men of the mainland.
1. No one shall remain with the offering when the time comes.
2. None shall attempt to lay eyes on or follow the giants.
3. No girl shall ever come home, or her village shall feel the giants’ wrath. By this ritual we are bound, so long as our truce may last.
Poor Kelly tho
Hannah G
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it. And, would continue this series.
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness!! Such yumminess inside😍😍

I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend this book. I totally understood Kelly from the first page since I've always felt different from everyone else. Fortunately, I haven't been left tied to a pillar to satisfy a treaty. The unknown is so scary, so it would have been nice, and I think allowed a better transition for some of the previous girls, if they had an idea that they were going to be wives and mothers. But the changes that were made seemed to be a good i
Jul 26, 2018 rated it liked it
this is more of a 2,5 star book!!

The story has potencial but come short!

The king is a little to "perfect" and she like a true Mary Sue h is also oh so perfect!
They get along perfectly , the chemistry is perfect! *rolleyes*
2nd day after she's being taken to another land and she's already sneaking her way into the night to the King's room!!! cheeky little girl!

The story has potencial like i said but was poorly explored IMO!
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
What an awesome start to a new paranormal series.  The series starts off with Kelly.  Kelly won the lottery, but this is not a good thing.  She won the lottery to her demise.  Every 8 years her village sends a girl of right age to be sacrificed to the Giants of Black Isles and this year it is Kelly.  But what Kelly thinks is going on is not to be the case at all.

Broc is king of the Black Isles.  The pressure  is on for him to take a bride and make an heir.  This years sacrifice needs to be the o
Lauren Jones
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you had to become a sacrifice in order for your people to survive another eight years in your village, would you? That seems like a huge risk, but when you are thinking about your father and brother potentially falling victim to giants, what more can you do? Moone has a fast-paced, entertaining story with Claimed by the King.

Broc Bearclaw is the ruler of the Black Isles and he must take in as many outsiders as possible in order to allow his people to thrive and survive against the oncoming wa
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from this very masterful Author LORELEI MOONE. In exchange for very honest opinion of her CLAIMED BY THE KING BBW BEAR SHIFTER FANTASY ROMANCE SHIFTERS OF BLACK ISLE BOOK 1. This is my very honest opinion of her outstanding -out of this world -edge of your seat/page turner of a story. One that you can't get enough of. You are held captive once you turn the very first page. This story is so magically writen you find yourself transported to the Black Isle itself. You become one w ...more
Up All Night With Books
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 'Light' Stars
Review by Allyson
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Edgy, unique paranormal romance that sets this new series by Lorelei Moone on a fresh path for the next books to follow. Claimed By the King was enjoyable and intriguing in a sense. I liked how it wasn't just a one-animal shifter novel but a collective of animals; bears, wolves, owl, witch, etc.

A female sacrifice on the verge of life and death alleged to folklore, however she ends up with more
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holly cow what a phenomenal story. It is so completely well written and thought through. I would love to read more about them. Thank goodness it shows a book two to follow at the end.
This is Broc and Kelly's story. The story starts with Kelly's people sending her to her supposed Doom with the Giants. But things are far from what they seem when she arrives on the island. Brock is determined to take her as his bride but not the way to tradition would normally do. He wants to woo her and have her c
Erin Penn
The first of a series, I picked it up for free as part of the popular marketing ploy of first book free to get you to want the rest of the series.

Not a bad story, but not great.

First off, BBW (big beautiful women) is false advertising when the female is immediately transferred to a society where she is the smallest, lightest weight woman in a group of giants. BBW is the celebration of big - not being made to feel dainty. And even before the transfer, her size had no impact on anything.

While th
Lynn Reynolds
This book has a little bit of everything. There’s fantasy which may spark your imagination. There’s a paranormal twist with the addition of shifters – although that part is a little understated. You don’t really know at what point in time this takes place but I think historical fiction when listening. Speaking of listening, Mr. Turner was a perfect choice for this book.

While listening to him, I thought of our main character Broc. He made it easy to picture what our hero might look and sound lik
Claire Cronin
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Lorelei, and this is the first in a new PNR series about shifters, not just one type though, all different ones, which was kinda unique. It was a good read and I enjoyed the story line.

A village girl gets sacrificed to the giants on the Island once every 8 years, this time it was Kelly's turn. The giants need new blood to enable their bloodline to continue, and so a girl is taken once every 8 years across to their Island. Broc is the king and he is claiming Kelly to be
Susan Otto
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A different kind of a bear shifter story

Kelly is one of the girls that is given to the monsters every 8 years. What will happen to her? Broc is the bear shifter King and he is to have Kelly for his mate. Will they be able to make it in this Frozen Island that is their home? Can she love this bear shifter?

There are many shifters on the island and they bear animosity towards humans and vice versa. It's a property right that there will be change?

The two main characters of Kelly and Broc are unique
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book has mixed reviews but I actually enjoyed the story. It’s a different take on human, witch and shifter interaction. Kelly is sacrificed by the townsfolk as part of a treaty, with the giants. Every 8 years a sacrifice is given in exchange for protection, although she thinks this will lead to her death it’s actually the opposite. It’s Broc, king of the black isles first reaping since becoming king and this sacrifice is intended for him, but what mysteries will come to light when Kelly and ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kelly life is drastically changed when she's chosen to be sacrificed to the giants of  Black Isles all she could think of was a horrible fate until she saw him Broc Kings of Black Isles and King of the giant. Broc hates that every eight years he has to go and collect a human but if he does not them his race will die out but when he saw Kelly that all change and he will stop at nothing to make her his Queen. 

Overall the story was good I would consider it a new adult book sometimes the scenes felt
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A fantastic way to start off a series. You get introduced to the main characters and story line in this story. Kelly thinks she is going to be a prisoner/slave when she is sacrificed to the giants, that is furthest from the truth though. Broc, the king of the Black Isles, claims Kelly for his own. The two most important people in his life oppose the match for their own reasons. When Broc meets Kelly something shifts inside of him and he knows it is going
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Lorelei Moone has started her new series off with a success. King of the Black Isle's have been alone for too long. Now, he must step up his game and take a queen. He never expected a human sacrifice to become that more he needed to want to move forward in the world. Kelly was the bbw that gave new life the the beings of the Black Isle. She goes in to this sacrifice with her eyes open. She finds that the world she has been sacrficed to is not the one that she has heard about all her life. Broc a ...more
sherri jones-teachout
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kelly is sacrified by the humans to the "giants" on Black Isle. She thinks she is going to be killed or be a slave. Unbeknownst to her she has been chosen to be the queen to the King of the shifters, Broc. Kelly knows nothing of magic and shifters, but she is fearless and once she realizes she will not be harmed, she embraces her new life. She feels a connection to Broc very soon. But there are surprises in store. Especially her unknown abilities, that manifest themselves. Is she the person in t ...more
Betty Lambert
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was very good. This is about Kelly, who was to be sacrificed by her clan to the mysterious giants that resided on an island not far from the mainland. The giants are really Bear Shifters and they keep the peace between them and the mainland by demanding a sacrifice every 8 years. They need new blood brought into their clan and this was the only way they could think to get it. A lot of tension on the part of Kelly, of course, but she finally gets used to them and they don't mistreat her ...more
Emily Dickson
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great start to a new series! Kelly was a fantastic character and so was Broc. Kelly was chosen as a sacrifice at the very beginning and ends up on an island of shifters. Lots of fun as the story progressed and the secondary characters were also well developed. This was a fun and a fast read that kept my interest and I am now looking forward to reading the next book. I am voluntarily reviewing an arc I received
Anita Hanekom
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book makes me so excited for this new series. I’m a long-time fan of Ms Moone & Claimed by the King holds true to her skills as a world-builder. The characters are colourful & charismatic. I loved the story- Kelly thought she was going to be a slave but things didn’t go the way she expected. I thoroughly enjoyed the development of the relationship between her & Broc although things don’t go smoothly for them which makes for an exciting and engaging read.
Chantelle Bouffanie
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Goodness! I've volunteered to review this book for the author. I love reading Lorelei Moone books. A fantastic way to start off a series. I really enjoyed this story. This book is about Broc and Kelly. It is so completely well written and thought through. Now, Broc must step up his game and take a queen. He has his sight set on Kelly. This is a fast paced, quick and easy read. I read it all in only a few hours. You WILL NOT be disappointed in this one. Keep up the great job! ...more
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Title: Claimed by the King
Author: Lorelei Moone
Publication Date: 7-20-2018

I really enjoy PNR whether it’s a fluff piece or an elaborate world created by the author.

The premise for this world is the treaty between the coastal regions and the Giant Warriors, wherein the Giants are given a peace offering by way of a woman once every eight years.

Good pace, interesting storyline and likable characters.

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Lorelei Moone is an author of paranormal romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet and caffeinated, when she's not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.

She got her start writing bear shifters in the well received Scottish Werebear series (2015-2016), and its spin-off, Alpha Squad (

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