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Shift Happens

(New Orleans Nocturnes #2)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  570 ratings  ·  115 reviews
She wants to bang a werewolf, not become one.

Sophie Burroughs is determined to be a witch. Her grandmother was a witch. All the other supes say she smells like a witch, but she can’t cast a spell to save her life.

Sprouting fur is so not on her to-do list.

But when a smokin' hot werewolf bites her and then accuses her of crimes against his pack, she has until the next full m
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published April 6th 2020
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Jacob Proffitt
Jan 22, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: unfinished
This is second in a romance series with each book being a different couple. So you don't have to read in order, but I'd recommend that you do because they're pretty intertwined, at least this time.

I can't take any of these people seriously. Which is sad because I kind of liked Sophie in the other book. But the plot is dead simple, the culprit literally right under her nose and Trace and his pack are giant morons not considering that there might be, gasp, more than one unregistered witch in the c
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Shift Happens is the second book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series by Carrie Pulkinen. It could be read as a standalone, but having said that, you would be missing out on a really fun read if you don’t read the first book too- plus there are recurring characters who are introduced in the first book- so there is a lot to gain by reading book one first.
This is a fantastic Paranormal Romantic Comedy- with werewolves, witches, magic, spells, vampires, mystery, chemistry, humour, romance, da
Heather Bass
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have read a couple of books from this author and she still continues to blow my mind on her storytelling. This is the second book of the New Orleans Nocturnal series. You don’t need to read the books in order but there are previous characters in this story as well. I love a good paranormal book but this author exceeded all my expectations on this book. I was so excited when I got this book I stopped everything and started to read it immediately. I couldn't put it down until the end. It only to ...more
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked it a lot, it was certainly was a lot of fun and endearing, but it felt a little forced and instant to me, it all got sorted out a little too easily! I still enjoyed it a lot!!
Judy Lynn
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This werewolf shifter book is # 2 in the New Orleans Nocturnes series. Trace and witch descendant Sophie have an instant attraction that is unstoppable. Unfortunately complicated by an accidental bite and a spell gone awry, Trace has been sent to investigate Sophie's role and to head off a war between the werewolves and the witches. Their attraction to each other is intense. There is plenty of humor as many mystical beings come together to find solutions. I found this book very amusing and I rea ...more
Roxsanne Lesieur
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a romance with a bit of something extra, a dash of fur and fangs set in New Orleans and the French Quarter. Sophie Burroughs is a lady who loves animals, she has a dog walking business, a grandmother who was a witch and the who would love nothing more than to be one too and a best friend who is a vampire, but she also wants to get together for a night of passion with a werewolf. Trace Thibodeaux just happens to be a werewolf trying to find his best friend and relive his pack from the cur ...more
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in Carrie’s New Orleans Nocturnes series of paranormal rom-coms. If you haven’t read that book, please start there!

Shift Happens picks up where License to Bite left off, and Sophie’s in trouble. After a run-in with what she thought was a dog at Jane’s Halloween party, Sophie quickly learns it's no ordinary dog bite on her arm, but one from a werewolf. She doesn’t know it yet, but it’s a good thing she doesn’t seem to show any competency as a witch despite everyone commenting on he
Chantelle Smith
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Carrie Pulkinen has done it again! I thought Book one in the New Orleans Nocturnes Licence to Bite was a brilliant book, but Shift Happens, well... I really really enjoyed this one!

While these books can be read as stand-alone but believe me when I say that would be a huge mistake!
This book is brilliant from the very beginning, it has humour, romance, sexiness, werewolves, magic & witches. It has drama, action, passion & mystery! Seriously there are too many good things to say about this book w
Mary Lou Hoffman
SHIFT HAPPENS is the second book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series. Though each romance will stand on its own, for better enjoyment you will want to read this series in the order of release.

The first book was hilarious. The second story does not disappoint. If anything, it is even funnier. Right now, given the current turmoil of life, I’m looking for escape in my books; this is a perfect escape. Sexy werewolves, misunderstandings, adventure, and full-moon midnight deadlines are all included in
Laura Furuta
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shift Happens: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (New Orleans Nocturnes Book 2)
By Carrie Pulkinen
5 out of 5 stars

I loved reading the book Shift Happens: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (New Orleans Nocturnes Book 2) by Carrie Pulkinen. It pulled me in from the beginning and didn’t let me go until the final page. It is a story that is funny and romantic. I love the characters of Sophie Burroughs and Trace Thibodeaux. Sophie is independent, sassy, and wants to be a witch. She finds herself accused of crim
This story follows Sophie, Jane’s friend, from License to Bite. It reads as a complete standalone, but if you love connecting stories, totally read the first book first. Sophie and Trace were cute together and I loved their story. There’s laughter, romance and magic abound all tangled up in a short and sweet mystery. I’m loving these stories as they are such comfort reads to me. I highly recommend this series.

Shift Happens is the second book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series.

I voluntarily rece
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another fun paranormal romantic comedy in Carrie Pulkinen’s ‘New Orleans Nocturnes’ series. It can be read as a standalone story although some of the characters are mentioned in previous books. The blurb states, “If you like funny heroines and smoldering shifters, you'll love this fast, steamy romantic comedy” and I was not disappointed as that is exactly what I got. Sophie Burroughs is determined to be a witch like her Grandmother was but cannot actually cast a spell. What she didn’t want was t ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
SHIFT HAPPENS is the second book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series and features Jane's best friend, Sophie, and Trace, a werewolf.

Following on in the same lighthearted rom-com theme, we find out that Trace is a red wolf shifter and is searching for the witch that has cursed his pack. All the registered witches have denied it so that only leaves unregistered ones. Sophie is top of the list. Her grandmother was a witch and Sophie wants to be one.

I enjoyed this book more than the first. Whether t
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "SHIFT HAPPENS" Carrie Pulkinen I absolutely love your books this is full hot steamy scenes, humor, intrigue, adventure, twists that have you turning oage after page.
Sophie Burrough's grandma was witch and she determined to be one also she is feisty, has a smutty mouth, all the supes say she smells like witch but she can't create spells at all and she loves animals wants to be with a werewolf but doesn't want to sprout fur.
Trace Thibodeaux is a werewolf his pack
Darla Taylor
Sophie Burroughs moved to New Orleans to be near her best friend, Jane, who was recently turned into a vampire. Sophie's grandmother was a witch, and, all of her life, Sophie has also wanted to be one. But she has no magic despite smelling like a witch according to the supes she knows. While at a party, Sophie was accidentally bitten by a werewolf and now has until the next full moon to figure out how to stop the transformation.

Trace Thibodeaux is the werewolf who bit Sophie and he feels bad but
Lori Porter
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read an arc of this book for an honest review. What a great story! I absolutely love this new series! Sophie is an animal loving want to be witch. Her grandma was a witch, the other supes say she smells like a witch but she’s less than talented, ok let’s face it, she’s a failure when it comes to casting even the simplest of spells. Trace is a shifter who keeps being forcibly shifted into his Wolf and his best friend has disappeared. People in New Orleans are pretty accepting but th ...more
Debbie Caswell
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun read from an author that I love and I absolutely love how she has made it in to such a great fun read that had me laughing all the time. So many authors are so busy feeling that they have to have angst and drama to keep their readers where Carrie has realised that a fun read is just as important. I loved this one so much I went and bought the first book in the series to read

Trace Thibodeaux is a member of a pack that has a curse on it a curse that causes the pack members to change
Lianne Probert
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shift Happens is book two of the New Orleans Nocturnes. It can definitely be read as a stand alone story, but in my opinion it’s more enjoyable if you have read book one. I like the familiarity of knowing the characters and already having the scene set for me.
Book two follows Sophie. Sophie is desperate to release her inner witch. It runs in her family, and she’s been told more than once that she has the power too.
By day Sophie is a dog walker, she loves animals and she daydreams about having a
Read With Ren
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book. Shift Happens was the perfect blend of sass, comedy, romance and supernatural. I read License to Bite (the first book in the series) a couple of months back and absolutely adored it so knew I had to try this one. It did not disappoint. Sophie was the perfect leading lady. She had me in stitches with her witty one-liners and I love how compassionate she was whilst also being a badass. I also loved the reappearance of Julie because those two are definitely a double-act that the ...more
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shift Happens: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy is the 2nd book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series by Carrie Pulkinen. This is not your average paranormal series. These books are hilarious and light hearted. While you don't HAVE to read the books in order, the story line does continue and characters and timeline overlap. And they are great, so do yourself a favor and read them all. I am already working on book 3. This book is the story of Sophie and Trace. Sophie is the best friend of Jane (from bo ...more
Anna Hirsch
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shift Happens: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy ( New Orleans Nocturnus Book 2)
By Carrie Pulkinen
4 Stars

Sophie’s grandmother was a witch and she desperately wants to be one as well. All her friends say that she smells like one but she can’t cast a spell if her life depended on it. After getting bit by a werewolf, there is a high probability that she’ll turn into one herself. She wanted to have sex with one, not become one.

Trace is second in command of his pack and is sure Sophie is behind the di
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shift Happens: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy by Carrie Pulkinen is the second book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series. These are fun, paranormal romantic stories that will keep you laughing. This can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading them in order because characters carry over from story to story. Sophie is a struggling witch who cannot seem to come into her powers, her best friend has become a vampire, and all she wants is some time to get to know a handsome werewolf intimately. W ...more
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shift Happens is the second book in Carrie Pulkinen’s New Orleans Nocturnes series and this time we are hanging out with witches and werewolves! You can read it as a standalone but why would you not start with book one if you love New Orleans and paranormal romantic comedy AND the heroine is Shift Happens heroine’s friend!
Shift Happens picks up where License to Bite left off. Jane’s friend Sophie is in trouble and she is not very competent as a witch. She gets accidentally bitten by Trace Thibod
Sophie is a witch, or so she’s been told. But of course, it's just her luck she can’t perform the usual witch-like duties such as cast spells. However, after seeking help to figure out how to release her powers, she knows what she has to do. She has to find a werewolf and goes on the hunt. What she ends up with though is a bite…..

Trace is living with the fact his friend has disappeared as well as the fact his pack seems to be cursed. He searches for the witch that he suspects is behind it all. I
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shift happens - what a perfect title for this tremendously well written story. When I first read this title, it sparked my interest. After reading the first chapter... I. Was. Hooked.
The story revolves around Sophie, the 'kind of ' witch, who is at the wrong place at the wrong time. She stumbles into Trace, who accuse her of something that becomes a hilarious misunderstanding. As the story continues to unravel, I couldn't help but fall in love with these characters. I cheered them on, I laughe
Mrs R
Mar 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Although this is book 2 in the series, it is a standalone.
This was a brilliant light hearted romance. Sophie has followed her best friend and moved to New Orleans. Now that she knows about the supernatural, she wants to fulfill her dream of being recognised as a witch; after all she has her late grandmother's grimoire, so she must be a witch.
Getting bitten by a werewolf and being accused of cursing the werewolf pack was not in her plans. Trace just wants to find his best friend and he thinks he
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shift Happens (New Orleans Nocturne’s book 2) by Carrie Pulkinen is a 4.5 star read.
Sophie has settled in New Orleans near her best friend and vampire Jane, she started her dog walking business and she gets bitten by a werewolf, Sophie hopes that come the full moon she doesn’t turn furry as she’s hoping to uncover her witches magic of only she can get someone from the coven to help her.
Trace is a red wolf, he’s also the werewolf who bit Sophie, if his pack finds out her bit her he will be in s
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shift Happens ( New Orleans Nocturnes #2) by Carrie Pulkinen
4 Stars!!!!

This was just another great journey into the supernatural world of New Orleans. I was warped into the adventure and I just could not put this book down. I really like how the books just really flow from one to the other and continue the story seamlessly.

The electrifying chemistry between Sophie and Trace is just so addicting. I just love how there is an air of forbidden but then as the saying goes truth will out and all thing
Kerry  carr
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This is book 2 in the New Orleans Nocturnes series. This follows Janes best friend Sophie.

Sophie is a witch, or so she is lead to believe however she has no magical powers. One night at a party she is bite by what she thinks is a dog. However things arent as they seem.

Trace is part of a werewolf pack and he has been given the task to find the witch responsible for his missing pack member and for causing the rest of the pack to shift at random moments.
All evidence points to a unregistered witch a
Amanda Taylor
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shift Happens is the second book in Carrie Pulkinen’s New Orleans Nocturnes series. I couldn’t wait to read this book after reading the first in the series and I wasn’t disappointed. You will find yourself fall in love with the heroine of this story Sophie. She’s part of a witch line but is having troubling accessing her powers. To add to that stress, she is bitten by a wolf and then is accused of crimes against the wolfs pack. Then you have Trace the hot alpha type wolf who bit Sophie, he’s jus ...more
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Carrie Pulkinen is a paranormal romance author who has always been fascinated with things that go bump in the night. Of course, when you grow up next door to a cemetery, the dead (and the undead) are hard to ignore. Pair that with her passion for writing and her love of a good happily-ever-after, and becoming a paranormal romance author seems like the only logical career choice. 

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