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Royal Shifters #4

Unleashed by the Moon

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Desired by many.
Longing for one.

As the last royal arctic female, shifters across the country are sniffing for the chance to be the lucky male mated to Faith. A bond with her would elevate her chosen to the Royal pack, allowing them to tap into unimaginable power.

But Faith’s heart has already been claimed.

Hidden among the Great Plains pack, she finds the missing piece of her soul in Tate. But this love comes with a fatal risk. If their feelings are discovered, a price will be put on Tate’s head. At the next full moon, their bond can be fulfilled. Until then, they wait...

Little do they know, Killian Vilkas is preparing to manipulate matters to further his own twisted agenda. Orchestrating a vicious tournament, he pits shifters against one another in battles to try their luck at winning Faith’s hand.

Loyalties will be tested. Bonds broken by crushing betrayal. When the face of the silvery moon rises, will love stand victorious? Or fall beneath the snapping jaws of merciless ambition?

254 pages, Kindle Edition

Published March 30, 2021

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L.P. Dover

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white-water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.

Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, but her favorite to write is romantic suspense. However, she has found a new passion in romantic comedy, especially involving sexy golfers. Who knew the sport could be so dirty and fun to write about.

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Profile Image for Jill M.
1,181 reviews72 followers
March 25, 2021
5+ Moons
I love a good paranormal romance and Leslie sets the bar. I thought the others were good but this one is better than the last.  Each new book in the series brings that action and romance I live for.

I love the mystery and suspense and just the tales of the wolves. Leslie qrites a great story that pulls you in and keeps you intrigued until the end.

The chemistry between Tate and Faith was untouchable.  You could feel it through the pages. The connection was unbreakable. I loved all the intense moments mixed with the sweet sexy ones.

I can't get enough of this series and can't wait for more.
Profile Image for Veronica LaRoche.
4,085 reviews54 followers
March 20, 2021
Another phenomenal read that I couldn’t put down. This series is absolutely amazing. The story will have you hooked and the characters will have you glued to your kindle. I absolutely love Tate and Faith. There chemistry is off the charts. Every minute they were together was amazing. There was so many amazing characters and I’m hoping they get there own books, especially Micah. Can’t wait too see who’s story will be next.

I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
March 30, 2021
I loved all the other books in this series and I'm so excited that the author is releasing more books in the series straight after each other! I read an ARC of the third book and was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this one as well! I started reading it as soon as I did, and after reading, I can say that I enjoyed this book! The plot developed at a nice pace and it kept me intrigued and wanting to read on and find out what was going to happen next! I also wasn't sure where the author was going to take the plot at the beginning, but I enjoyed the direction it went in! There was some action and suspense in the plot, which added a lot to it and made me enjoy it more! There was lots of romance as well and I loved that there was! It also allowed for quite a few seriously hot scenes! The ending of this book was also left at the perfect place for the characters! The characters were also amazing and made this book even better! Faith was the main female character, and in this book she had to make some big decisions to keep herself and the people around her safe! This actually worked out for Faith because she definitely got more than she bargained for lol! I liked Faith a lot in this book and she was able to defend herself and keep calm in dangerous situations! Tate was the main male character and love interest of Faith! I wasn't expecting Tate to be Faith's love interest if I'm honest because I didn't read the synopsis before I started reading, but I'm really happy that he was! I loved him in this book! He got to know Faith before they started a romantic relationship and I think this made them a stronger couple! He was very protective of Faith as well and it was easy to see how he felt about her! I loved that this book was written from both Faith and Tate's point of views! I was expecting it to be before I started reading because the other books have been written from dual point of view! I really enjoyed this book being written this way because it helped me connect me with both characters and see their feelings for each other grow! It allowed for more things to happen in the plot as well, which helped as Faith and Tate did spend time apart and went through some situations by themselves! I now can't wait to read the next book in this series! I know that it's going to focus on secondary characters, but I'm not sure who they are going to be because it didn't say who they were going to be at the end of this book! This also has me even more excited to read it! I know that it releases soon as well and I'm really happy that there's not long waits between books! I'll definitely be reading it as soon as it releases! The cover for this book is also seriously hot and I love it a lot! I love how well it suits the other covers in the series and it suits the feel of the book! The cover model is also the perfect Tate! Big thank you to L.P. Dover for an ARC of Unleashed by the Moon!
484 reviews1 follower
March 18, 2021
Unleashed by the Moon is the 4th in the Royal Shifters series. I've just finished my ARC and I could not put it down. This is hands down the best in the series so far. I love these shifters. They are so tightly bonded as chosen family and as mates.

This book focuses on Faith as a lone Royal Female. Mating her will share her royal power and is coveted by the unmated alphas. The story explores the desperate lengths the unmated will go to for power and control. It explores issues of betrayal, the descent into feral madness and the power of magic.

The relationship between Faith and Tate is a bit of a slow burn with the mating signs not obvious at first. But as they progress together they are so well suited and they ooze chemistry. Faith is my favourite of the females so far. She is independent and seeking freedom to travel. She is a strong and dedicated fighter. She is not afraid to step away from the pack and stand up for herself. And when faced with a scrap she throws herself in to protect those she loves.

I love the Royal Shifters. These books are deeply interwoven with pack history and lore. I love the descriptions of magic and how it intertwines with the lives of the shifters. This is an action packed shifter romance between two strong leads.
April 1, 2021
This is the 4th book in the Royal shifters series. All of them have been exciting but this one is packed with action. Faith and Tate not only find each other, the also end up going cross country and international while forging that mate bond.

Faith is supposedly the last of the female Royals. There are other cousins hidden away but it isn;t common knowledge. That puts a huge target on her head by other wolves who want her power that a mating would bring But Faith wants to follow her heart. Her heart says find her true mate. It's telling her to travel the world and get out form her protectors clutches. Her second stop brings her to her mate.

What follows is Tate and Faith's family trying to fight off every other male wolf that is coming for her. As I said, lots of action. Lots of blood shed. But a beautiful mating of the heart is the result.

Loved the whole flow of this book. So happy that we are getting to see more of this family from this author. Can't wait to read the next one!

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review.
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698 reviews7 followers
March 21, 2021
Unleashed by the Moon is the first book that I’ve read in the “A Royal Shifters” series and it definitely will stay with me for awhile.

The story of Faith and Tate was extremely interesting from the very beginning. I’m not overly familiar with shifter romances but do find them really enjoyable. Faith is one of the last remaining females of the full royal bloodline which means she is highly sought after for mating. Faith decides to take matters into her own hands to find her true mate and after a particular incident occurs the alphas of the surrounding packs agree.

The path that Faith finds herself on is full of discovery and intrigue. Events unfold and Faith and Tate find themselves in a precarious situation that they must find their way out of. There’s plenty of twists and turns in this book that will sometimes have you scratching your head in wonder and absolutely intrigue.

I would definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading other books in this series.
March 16, 2021
Faith is a royal wolf. she is independent, head strong, and wants to face the world. Her protector won’t let her go anywhere alone. She wants to travel the world but since she is unmated and the last royal she cannot be left alone. Tate is an Alpha for another pack. Faith had a wonderful idea and she is praying it works, her and Tate cross paths. When a threat come along they have to figure out how to survive.
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731 reviews17 followers
March 26, 2021
I absolutely adore Faith I loved her attitude her backbone just everything about her, and holy hot damn Tate was on fire!!! They had so much chemistry I love them together. The story itself was really good, i was glued to my iPad.

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March 25, 2021
Another 5 star read!! Each book in this Royal Shifters series is amazing and keeps getting better. Tate and Faith's chemistry is off the charts and kept me glued to the very end. This is a book you will want to finish in one sitting. Cannot wait for the next book in this series.
2,166 reviews31 followers
March 30, 2021
There is a line in the book saying that Vilkas likes keeping people on the edge of their seats. Personally, I think it is the author that likes keeping me on the edge of my seat, right on the edge waiting to fall off.

There is danger in the air. There is a power stronger than that of the Royals. The unknown had me believing all was hopeless. I knew Faith was at risk. Faith is one of this characters that you don't want in danger.

Faith is one of those characters that you want to see happy. Page after page I waited hoping for a solution. Page after page things got more dire. Was all hope lost?

Faith is a Royal Arctic. She should be too strong to fall victim to wolves from another pack. I thought they knew it. But then I was proven wrong again and again. Yes, I was frequently on the edge of my seat.

How does one conquer the unknown? How does one accept betrayal? How does one survive and find a happily ever after. My brain couldn't figure it out. Thankfully L.P. Dover has an imagination so much better than mine that she can grab me and not let go until the characters and I have earned a HEA.
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1,560 reviews
March 20, 2021
Faith is an amazing caring loving compassionate woman. Tate is a strong compassionate man. Loved the twists in this story. Did not see them coming. Was hooked from the start. Can’t wait to read the next book.
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608 reviews44 followers
March 31, 2021
I'm a hard sell on this series. I've given a few of the books a try, and I'm not really blown away. I'd say, if anything, I'm okay with these stories. But nothing more than just okay with them--which is sad because I love shifter books. They are my kryptonite.

As the last full-blooded unmated Royal shifter female, Faith Storm has been sheltered all her life. Her protector, Micah, kept her safe from threats, but that means his life has been on hold while she's waited for her mate.

When a threat shows in the form of Killian Vilkas, Faith is chased from her home, separated from her sense of comfort. All she has known is gone. Suddenly Faith is out amongst the packs, and the Royal Arctic Wolf finally has the chance to find her mate. But she falls in love with an Alpha before she recognizes who her mate is.

Unleashed by the Moon and Turn of the Moon have many parallels. The sisters, the mates, and the villains are all quite similar to each other. Bailey and Faith both must run from their homes under the threat of the villain. The Villains both try to manipulate and control the women when they get them. Both villains have witches working with them. And the sisters each run to their mates' territory, not knowing that the men they are running to are their mates. The final showdown is an ultimate battle of force in both books.

I'm not saying that this book isn't worth reading if you've read the first. It's just derivative, and I dislike putting my time into reading a book by an author that is so similar to another of the same. Still, these stories aren't bad. They don't do a whole lot for me. I recommend them to other people, just not to people who like the same books that I do. I'm sure that people out there will eat up these shifter books like they are candy because, SHIFTER BOOKS, and I'm not the only one for whom they are kryptonite.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary advance copy of this book.
Profile Image for Sarah Dale.
2,728 reviews67 followers
March 29, 2021
This one is my favourite from this series so far. i absolutely loved Faith and Tate.

Faith is the last of the Royal Females and unmated. As much as she loves her pack and family she is starting to feel trapped and guilty. Trapped in that she wants to be able to explore the world, and guilty as she feels like she is keeping Micah, her protector, trapped and unable to find his own mate and live his own life.

When some unexpected Alphas start showing up where they aren't supposed to be to see Faith the pack goes on alert and to keep her safe, Faith may finally get her wish to travel. In an effort to keep her location safe it is decided that she will travel around the allied packs. Maybe she will finally find her mate! She most certainly never expected to find it in Tate. She knew she was seriously attracted to him but never expected him to be hers.

They just have to survive the two weeks until the full moon when they can mate and become stronger. Tate just has to survive the fight to the death, the fight for Faith.

With love, family, friendships and betrayals this will have you addicted from beginning to end. You will not want to put it down until you have finished.

I cannot wait to see what is brought to us next in this series. I want to especially see if my theory on Kami's mate is right!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review from the Author and Give Me Books

March 30, 2021
Unleashed by the Moon is the forth book in the Royal Shifters series by L. P. Dover. In this book we meet Faith. Faith is a wolf with some problems. She’s unmated, a royal arctic wolf, and the last female royal in her pack. On top of it, she has an overbearing protector, and now a bunch of unmated male wolves are after her and it seems their intentions are not good. This all makes finding her mate extremely difficult. When the danger becomes too much, the family sends her off to different alphas, trying to keep her hidden from the wolves trying to claim her. That’s when she meets Chase. Chase has been waiting forever to find his mate. He’s definitely interested in Faith right off, but the signs didn’t show themselves right away that they were meant to be. By the time it’s revealed, trouble has caught up to them. Chase is going to have to fight to keep his mate and find some creative ways to defeat those trying to steal Faith.

Unleashed by the Moon is a quick and easy read, fated mates story. It was a cute story with hero and heroine that will do anything to protect each other and stay together. The story had twists and turns that will keep you interesting until they end and some great side characters that will likely have their own books.
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2,954 reviews49 followers
March 31, 2021
I dropped into this series with this book and I will definitely be going back to the beginning and catching up - though this was easy to read as a standalone. Solid world-building with an easy to follow storyline featuring a vibrant and loveable/loathable cast that I connected with right away

Faith was quick-witted, strong and despite being royalty she was grounded. All the things I like in a strong heroine. She knew her mate was out there and she believed she was ready to go out into the world and find him.
Turns out she has already been found and not by her mate
Tate was smooth - I can not think of a better way to describe him - He was a bit like the anchor
Killian, I have mixed feelings here I will let you decide
The supporting cast is just as important and standout on their own - just too many to list

This story just clicked with me
The romance side was sweet with just the right touch of smexy
The friendships were tangible
The suspense was enough to have me white-knuckling my kindle and at times wondering how they were going to find the way out
The angst was there but it wasn't something that would drown a reader
I would have liked more answers but that is just a me thing
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2,378 reviews28 followers
April 3, 2021
Who is Faith? Where is she located? What do we learn about who and what she is? Who are Micah, Colin, Bailey, and Ryker? How do they all know one another? I liked Laila and Cedric! I loved Laila's spunk. She has serious moxy! What news does Faith get that she shares with Amelie? Who are Ian, Colton, and Chase? WHy are they in Faith's territory? Who are Orin, Killian, and the third unnamed male? What rumor or storytelling has been going around? What does Ashton ask of Tate? What is Tate's response? Who is Tia? What part does she play in all this? Where does Faith go first when she takes off? Why? What do we learn abut Faith and Tate? I liked Kali. Oh, talk about betrayal of the worst kind, claws coming out, and ultimately the murder of a whole bunch of Alphas. Did not expect that. How does Faith beat Killian at his own game? Read to see!

March 30, 2021
I received a free copy of this book from the author.

This is the fourth book in the Royal Shifters series by L.P. Dover.  You do not have to read them in order but I would recommend it.  There's something that you'll be left scratching your head until you've caught up.  

There's only one arctic royal female left unmated - or at least that's what the world thinks.  Faith is ready to spread her wings, so to speak, to find her mate.  Well...this one guy Killian, from Canada, decides he's going to take matters into his own hands.

Faith ain't having it!  I know, what great English there Stephanie.  Regardless. We have a ticked off she wolf that's ready to rip a guy's head off but she has to bide her time. Her real mate is trying his best to save her but she's got it all under control.

Faith is one sly fox, I mean wolf.  HA!  This was a fun book to read and I enjoyed the characters.  This series is great and I'm looking forward to what's to come.
Profile Image for Renee Entress.
5,066 reviews71 followers
March 30, 2021
4.5 star

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

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Turn of the Moon (Royal Shifters, #1)
Resisting the Moon (Royal Shifters #2)
Rise of the Moon (Royal Shifters, #3)

This is Faith’s story. She is the last royal arctic female and needs a mate. She wants her true mate not just a wolf. When she finds her mate in Tate she knows she needs to hide her feelings until they are properly mate. Wolfs are working against her and are willing to kill for the end goal. Can she hold on and in the end will she have her soul mate or will he be lost forever?

I loved these characters and the side characters. I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read.

I highly recommend this book.
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11.2k reviews145 followers
March 30, 2021
I've gotten into more & more paranormal stories of late, but one paranormal type of shifters has never been intriguing to me. However, I LOVE this author so I decided to give this series a go, and I'm so very glad that I did so since I'M 100 % IN LOVE! Tate & Faith had seriously potent chemistry that shot sparks out of my kindle cover to cover, and that's gold in my eyes. There are also all kinds of suspense & mystery in the pages which had the f-bomb worthy twists coming in hot, and I couldn't have been more delighted since I'm all about being shocked enough to drop some loud f-bombs! Each new book in this series gets better & better (if possible), and now I feel that I hope it never ends because I know I'll find myself in mourning! Anyway, don't miss out on some sexy shifters by not one clicking! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL! 
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1,298 reviews
June 27, 2021
“As expected the story was phenomenal. The kind of supernatural book that you cant put down easily. This series have proof me again why I crave so much for PNR stories and if they have strong and well build characters, what more can we ask for?

Faith was such a great girl. Not only fearless to face the world also with strong independence to conquer what might come to her. Tate, sweet Tate was more like an angel, a dream come true indeed. He was her protector and even though it seems somehow annoying to have someone following you around all the time I loved him.

Being a royal, the last royal and unmated Faith wasn’t safe to move as she wanted but the moment they were together it was like magic. The chemistry was burning hot, the lust but also the suspense and yes, the betrayal!

A wonderful story!”
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215 reviews3 followers
March 30, 2021
I didn’t know I needed to be back into the Royal Shifter World so bad!!! Faith is an amazing fighter and person, so glad she’s finally getting her HEA... even if she has to fight for it!

Unleashed By the Moon gave me a thrill while reading and wondering what path the story would take next. There were several twists that had me literally yelling out loud “What the Heck?!?” I honestly couldn’t put the book down.

Unleashed By The Moon is the perfect addition to the Royal Shifter Series and where the series will continue to go... I haven’t a clue but I’m all for the ride that is bound to happen if this story was anything to go by! I haven’t been this giddy and having my heart pound in a long time!
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1,977 reviews7 followers
April 1, 2021
This is the fourth book in The Royal Shifters series. They can be read as a stand alone, but I think you get more out of it if you read them all in order.
This is Faith's story. Faith is a royal artic. She's never really had any freedom, but that was to keep her safe. Her protector, Micah, is always with her. She was in danger, and still is. Others know what power they get if they are mated to a royal.
When trouble comes for her, she has a great idea. Micah can't go with her to keep her safe though.
This is where Tate comes in. He's an Alpha of another pack.
Of course the trouble doesn't stay away.
This book had me sitting on the edge of my seat!
I can't wait for more!
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1,049 reviews21 followers
March 30, 2021
Faith is a Arctic Wolf & everyone though Arctic Royal were dead...not they live but now they are target's. Especially Faith who is unmated. She has bodyguard Micah.

Then arrives Killian Alpa of Blue River da da da

Tate is loyal and he is adorable with Faith. They 3 days left together will they be mates or not? Even thou your have feelings for each other doesn't mean your mates. I know complicating !

"Then stay with Mr. We should be able to decide our fate."~Tate
This is from my fav moment 😍

Werewolves & Magic suspense romance story. What more could you want?
Profile Image for Jessica Robbins.
2,593 reviews40 followers
September 5, 2021
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Another great installment to this fun shifter series. We meet Faith a royal arctic wolf who is looking for her mate. She finds hum in the most unexpected place but has to keep it hidden for now. This makes things interesting as another wolf is determined to be with her so he creates a tournament where things take a few unexpected turns. Makes for a fun paranormal romance as it all plays out full of suspense. I highly recommend it to fans of the genre. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.
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4,771 reviews88 followers
March 29, 2021
I must say that I do believe this is by far my favorite of the Royal Shifters series. Faith’s story gives the reader a little of everything that it takes to make a great book. We get shape shifting Royal wolves, love, lust, betrayal, suspense and so much magic. Faith has wanted to break out on her own most of her life. When her Royal status puts her in danger, she gets just that! Tate is a friend trying to help keep Faith safe when he starts to feel more. This is a must read for sure!
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418 reviews1 follower
March 30, 2021
Unleashed by the moon is awesome!
I never thought I would like this genre but every one of LP Dovers’ books has changed my mind. This paranormal shifter book is awesome. Faith and Tate’s story certainly has some intriguing twists and turns. It seems like nothing is easy for them. They have had quite the journey in finding their mates. Pick up this book and become immersed in another world. This book will leave you “howling” for more. I loved it from start until finish.
April 5, 2021
I am thoroughly enjoying this series! The whole pack is amazing. I don’t read blurbs which makes it even better because I don’t know who they are going to end up with until it’s the men’s POV. I LOVE getting to that part. I have my suspicions about the next couple but I can’t wait to see if I’m right.
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166 reviews4 followers
April 17, 2021
My Thoughts On Unleashed By The Moon:
**I received this book by the author for an honest review**
My oh my Tate and Faith! I loved reading the perseverance that Faith had. Strong women for the plus! I have been reading this series and I gotta say, L.P. Dover is absolutely amazing with Shifter stories!
5 stars ~Chris
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5,621 reviews17 followers
February 22, 2022
Unleashed by the Moon by L.P. Dover is the fourth stand-alone in the Royal Shifters Series. Faith is the only female royal in this family/kingdom and she bears great power. But with power comes responsibility and oftentimes danger.
This fast paced story is action packed like no other in this series. I fell in insta-love with Faith and Tate.
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4,156 reviews48 followers
March 30, 2021
This story captivated my attention from the very first pages! Faith is a royal wolf, independent, obstinate and ready to take on the world. Her protector won’t let her go anywhere alone and it’s stifling her. Tate is an alpha of another pack and him and Faith find themselves and they precarious situation. The chemistry between the two is explosive but is Tate her true mate?
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