Title: Shadows in the Night (Leap of Faith #1)
Author Name: M. A. Church
Publication Date & Length: July 12, 2013 – 200 pages
When Chip Riley’s beloved granny passes away, she leaves him all her money, her land, and a house that needs some tender love and care. She never mentioned the legacy comes with a Native American shifter who intends to claim Chip as his mate.
Jason Sky has lived since buffalo roamed the land. When his totem spirit, a black cougar, saves a little girl, he doesn’t realize that generations later, her grandson will become his mate, leaving him to take on a modern man with modern ideas. But that’s the least of his problems.
Garon, another shifter with a long-held hatred for Jason, plots to kidnap Chip and lure Jason to his death. Soon Chip finds himself in an untenable position between a rock and a hard place. A leap of faith may be the only way to save himself and the man he’s learned to love.
Shadows in the Night was a good shifter book. It had a well thought out plot and the characters were perfect for the story.
Started a little slow but definitely got much better, the story built up as the ending neared. Well worth reading.
Jason was the Native American cougar shifter and knew Chip was his mate since he was born. I liked that Jason was always watching and keeping Chip safe. I thought Chip handled learning about Jason quite well. Loved the part where Jason is in his shifter form and leaves Chips house and Chip wonders how he got out. Nice touch of humor added to the story.
I’m hoping the next book covers Hawk’s story. Definitely going to be a good series to follow.
M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!
When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market, watching her beloved Steelers, or sitting glued to HGTV. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children.
She was a finalist in the Rainbow awards for 2013.