Title: Bend-Bite-Shift Series
Author: Olivia Hardin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Author: Olivia Hardin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Way Bends (Book 1)
Devan Stowe has only one thing on her mind—shutting down her father’s child trafficking business. Her determination sets her on a journey to discover her true strength and the one man she was destined to love.
In his arms, she’ll learn the meaning of trust, honor, and courage. She will unlock an amazing gift that will free her from her past and open up a future full of magic, faeries and more things than she ever imagined possible.
But no good deed goes unpunished, and Devan’s quest may have deadly consequences not only for her, but for those she cares most about.
Bitten Shame (Book 2)
Jill Prescott returned from self-imposed seclusion to help save her best friend Devan’s life. Throwing herself into Devan’s problems and bringing an evil organization to its knees might just be the distraction she needs to keep living without the only man she’s ever loved.
Her life changed forever when she was hired to spend a week with Doc Massey. On the day she became a vampire her youthful innocence ended, but Doc’s love rescued her from being consumed by the darkness. The shadow of that former life continues to loom over her, keeping her from realizing her own self-worth. Running from her past only brings her closer to a destiny that is inextricably connected to what she is trying to escape…
Every gift has both a reward and a price, because All of it fits…
Tell A Soul (A Bend-Bite-Shift Story - Previously published in the Cupid Painted Blind Anthology)
He’s the dependable one. The strong and steadfast one. Still, there’s one woman who has always turned his firm resolve on end. Langston is surprised beyond belief to find Kristana again, and this time without a husband. Has fate finally given them the chance to be together? Kristana can’t escape her intense attraction for the strange giant Langston, but the murmuring voices in her head are threatening to drive her mad. Can she find a way to trade one torment for another and thereby find true love?
Shifty Business (Book 3)
Gerry Hinton thought she had the perfect career as an operative for the Company. Her next assignment should have been another "mission accomplished", but hell was delivering hand baskets that day.
When a little girl gives a mysterious silver box to Gerry, her world self-destructs. Suddenly under constant mental attacks, the only person who can save her is her partner, Nicky--but nothing comes without a cost.
Secrets buried deep in the past begin to rise, threatening everything she holds dear.
By Blood and Benevolence (A NEW Bend-Bite-Shift Story)
Viktor has battled the darkness his entire vampire existence. His wife and the life they made together manage to keep him from the brink of despair, but it’s always near the surface.
A strange and dark encounter at a party unleashes his repressed past, overwhelming him with memories of his cruel maker and lost love. His sanity is challenged when a mysterious dhampir arrives on his doorstep with information that will cause him to question everything he thought he knew.
My Review: I very much so enjoyed reading this trilogy. It contained all of the right elements romance, mystery, intrigue, and a whole lot of butt kicking fun! The first book in the series is Witch Way Bends I would have to say my favorite out of the three I connected with the character Devon and from there the rest is history. When Devon finally discovers the truth about herself and what she can do there is no stopping her from there. She is not a force I what to go up against. As Devon's path changes and she meets Kent everything for her becomes clearer and her destiny is known but, are the ones she loves the most? Jill her best friend suddenly enters but, something has changed about her can she be trusted or is she part of taking away all of Devon's world? Will fates slight of hand take away everything Devon loves the most? I can't say as it's not my story to tell. You will have to find out for yourself.
Book 2 Bitten Shame This part of the trilogy takes us back a little and shines the spot light on Jill Prescott and where her life path took her after she and Devon lost track of one another. Jill is your average collage hottie except she doesn't have daddy's money paving her way she has to struggle and earn her way through on her own.Jill soon discovers that maybe some of her choices are not leading her on the right path. She however, takes the hand dealt to her and does her best to prove to herself she is doing the right thing.That is until Doc Massey enters her life. Jill's life changes forever in that one moment Doc changes Jill and she become a vampire. Doc struggles to keep Jill from falling into the dark world he is a part of what Doc doesn't know is that Jill would follow him anywhere. This story had so many facets to it that there was know way I could have put the book down if I had wanted to. I at this point am so vested in this story I am on the edge of my seat wanting to know how this will all play out for every one that I can't stand it.
The story then shifts a little bit to Tell a Soul. In this part we are told a bit about Langston and how he is an essential key to this entire trilogy. Tell a Soul is more of a novella just giving us a peak into this giant man's life. He meet up again with the one woman who holds his heart Kristina. Will she let him help her and let his gentle spirit become hers once more? Langston would move mountains for Kristina if only she would ask. Kristina though isn't quite the same as Langston remember her as he watches her struggle with the demons in her mind literally. I sat reading this part of the story wanting the big guy to finally get his chance at true love the problem is Kristina isn't sure he can help her and isn't sure if her heart can be opened to let true love in. Talk about a cheer session for the underdog here this maybe a shorter story but it lacks for nothing there is not one detail that leaves you hanging it may however, leave you breathless.
Book 3 Shifty Business
A most fitting title I think. Yet doesn't really give you insight until you meet Gerry Hinton. Gerry has a few secrets of her own that could destroy her as they attack her mind. Gerry we learn is a shape shifter who get's handed a one way pass to hell and was not prepared for the torment it would cause. Nicky a partner in the "Company" is the only one who could possibly end the rain of hell that is attacking Gerry inside her head but, is she ready for her secrets to be told and at what price must she pay for letting Nicky in. Will she loose everything including herself? At this point of this trilogy I am totally amazed at the strength and adversity that this trilogy has shown me. Sometimes we aren't sure what the cards have in store for us and we have to just roll with the punches and hope it all comes out as it should in the end.
By Blood and Benevolence
This new book and added bonus to the trilogy has us introduced to Viktor. Viktor had it all a family and a wife who adored him even though he is a vampire. Still he was living the life thinking nothing could be better and nothing could take it away or could it? Viktor's world get's shattered and torn to pieces in the stroke of one evening it all changes. His world is not so safe and comfortable anymore. Just when Viktor thinks things can't get worse he is visited by a dhampir that puts a new spin on the once precious life Viktor held so dear. Secrets revealed and a past that he thought was gone will leave Viktor wondering about his own reality. I said it before and I will say it again I loved every bit of these books. I sat reading these with my head spinning wondering what was waiting around the next page. I may taake this set a books for another spin just to pick up anything I might have left out the first time around. This trilogy was most certainly my cup of tea and I hope you will make it yours as well!
A short story that bridges the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy to the upcoming For Love of Fae Trilogy.
When Olivia Hardin began having strange movie-like dreams in her teens, she had no choice but to begin putting them to paper. Before long the writing bug had her and she knew she wanted to be a published author. Several rejections plus a little bit of life later, and she was temporarily "cured" of the urge to write. That is until she met a group of talented and fabulous writers who gave her the direction and encouragement she needed to get lost in the words again.
Olivia's attended three different universities over the years and toyed with majors in Computer Technology, English, History and Geology. Then one day she heard the term road scholar and she knew that was what she wanted to be. Now she "studies" anything and everything just for the joy of learning. She's also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and she's sometimes accused of being artistic.