Wednesday, December 12, 2012

(Book Tour) Shifting Pride - Book Review & Giveaway

Welcome to FairyTale Reviews stop of Shifting Pride book tour hosted by Charisma Media

Title: Shifting Pride
Author: Laura Diamond
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher:Etopia Press (December 5, 2012)

Book Description:
Sixteen-year-old Nickie Leone has proof that her missing (presumed dead) father is still alive. Receiving his watch in the mail is the first in a line of clues bringing her closer to discovering his whereabouts.
But clues aren’t the only new thing in Nickie’s life. There’s the Memorial Banquet her mother insists she help prepare for … there’s the new kid/hottie, Xavian, and … well, the growth of whiskers and a tail!
Filled with secrets and a new love of tuna fish, Nickie must partner up with Xavian (don’t you know he’s a shapeshifter too?) to rescue her dad before she loses him forever. Oh, and she need to figure out how to be a cat, too.

About Laura Diamond
Laura Diamond is an author of all things Young Adult (YA): paranormal, dystopian, and horror. As a board certified psychiatrist, Diamond knows how people react and pulls out the emotions, not only from the characters but also the reader. She approaches each book differently usually beginning with a single character – envisioning what they look like, how they perceive their world, what challenges they have to navigate, and who’s with them along the way, whether it be a friend or foe.

Diamond likes writing Young Adult (YA) because it’s during a time in life that is rife with challenges and intense emotions. The paranormal interest comes in because Laura has always had an affinity for magical creatures and dark worlds.

When she's not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond --Lucid Dreamer, where she helps writers “shrink-wrap” their characters, and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion. She is also full-time staff member tending for her four cats and a Pembroke Corgi named Katie.

I loved Shifting Pride, The plot was brilliant. I really liked Nickie and Xavian they worked really well together. Nickie was a bit moody since her dad disappeared but she never gave up on him when others thought he was dead, she knew she would find him alive.
I love that she shapeshifts into a cat and that Xavian does. How Xavian pops up whenever Nickie is in trouble. He is a true protector to her. The romance between them makes the story so much more.

Werecats seem to be more and more popular in books at the moment and I love it.

I give Shifting Pride 5 stars out of 5


Thank you for visiting with author Laura Diamond on her Blog Tour for “Shifting Pride.” As a thank you, please go to Laura’s website to register for a free copy of “New Pride,” the prequel novella to Shifting Pride.
This is the Laura Diamond Fan Page link:
Once you register, your name will be entered into the drawing. A random entry will be chosen and a copy of the prequel will be sent to the lucky winner!

YA Paranormal Romance Novelette - New Pride by Etopia Press
A shapeshifter without a pride, Richard Leone strikes a tenuous friendship with power hungry, Derek, from an unstable, rogue group.

On a hunt in the forest, they encounter a gorgeous brunette, Molly, partying with friends around a campfire.

Derek tells the rogue pride and they bristle at humans trespassing on their territory. Richard risks life and tail to protect his secret and the humans – especially Molly – while simultaneously trying to win her heart.

When Molly is kidnapped, he faces taking on the rogue pride alone, but quickly finds he has to put his trust in Derek, not only to rescue his new love, but to ensure the rogue pride doesn’t wreak havoc on his new town.


  1. Cute cover! Five stars? I like 5 star books! i'll put this down on my TBR list!