Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 1: Rebel Dragon

Can this rebel dragon learn to play by the rules when his destined mate’s life is on the line?

Off to Maui for a relaxing vacation? Hardly. Surfer Jenna Monroe is on the run from a stalker who lusts after her blood. Instead of combing the beach for lost treasures, she’s forced to venture deep into the terrifying world of shapeshifters. There, even the good guys are hard to trust — all except for the hot-blooded rebel she can’t get out of her head.

Connor Hoving and his band of Special Forces shifters were planning to leave trouble behind by moving to Maui, but destiny has other ideas. His whole future — and that of his brothers — depends on acing his new job as head of security at an exclusive seaside estate. But Connor can barely get his inner dragon to focus with alluring, off-limits Jenna around. Can this rebel dragon learn to play by the rules when his fated mate’s life is on the line?

The closer Connor and Jenna become, the higher forbidden passions blaze. The more they give in to simmering desire, the more impossible love seems. And the more secrets they uncover, the closer their enemies creep. Vampires and ruthless dragons lurk in the shadows, and it’s impossible to tell whose side fate will take. Only one thing is certain: great heroes don’t get to pick their destinies — only the choices they make.

The Reviews!

Karli
5.0 out of 5 stars Connor and Jenna
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2018
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This spinoff paranormal romantic adventure is set in beautiful Hawaii, where the Aloha Shifters have settled and taken mates. They have also brought in a maverick retired special forces team they worked with in the past to provide additional security for the estate and their mates and offspring. An old plantation next door is the "rebel" team's new home.
Connor Hoving is the alpha of the rebel crew hired to provide security. He's flying over from LA when he meets, Jenna, who's on her way to visit her sister. They hit it off, then go their separate ways. But their paths soon cross again and Connor learns Jenna has a stalker, one who has red eyes in her dreams. Connor's instincts are to protect her, but his job isn't the only one at risk if he messes up. This gig is a dream job for his team, one they can't afford to loose. He's been told to stay away from Jenna, so when it becomes evident her stalker has followed her to Hawaii, hard choices have to be made.
This is a great series opener. It introduces an entire new cast of characters, while maintaining contact with the old ones. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next one.
Yvonne D
5.0 out of 5 stars A sizzling romance you can't help but to enjoy!
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2018
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Rebel Dragon Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 1
by Anna Lowe
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OMG! This story is so worth waiting for, you couldn't ask for any thing better than the spin off of Aloha Shifters Jewels of the Heart series. The first book in Aloha Shifters Pearls of Desire, just rocked my world and blew any of my expectations out of the water. 😁 As the first book Rebel Dragon certainly sets the tone which you can't help but to enjoy. The hot and steamy sexy scenes builds from the slow tension between Connor and Jenna. Although there is a few twists in the story, there is also however quite surprise in store for you. What a fantastic story where you are thrust from the beginning into the action and it never really lets up to the end. It starts with Jenna Monroe need for help and can Connor Hoving a rebel dragon who is just starting at his new job learn to play by the rules. Along with his band of Special Forces shifters they intend to leave the trouble behind by moving to Maui. This is a great steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance! Shifters are a huge part of the story and I enjoy how captivating and exciting they are. Jenna and Connor have to navigate their relationship and the danger. I enjoyed how witty and spunky Jenna character is along with the way we are able to see Jenna and Connor relationship develops as well. You can't help but to enjoy this story as it a page-turner packed with action, emotion, and romance! If you like smoldering hot alpha male shifter, you can't help but to enjoy this book! It includes a strong heroine and shapeshifters, billionaires, romance, paranormal suspense, action-adventure and exotic tropical locales! You can discover your next hot alpha hero in this story as it continues to introduce readers to such a rich storybook world, from the sunny and beauty of Maui with the spellbinding beautiful scenery of the sunset. Maui just got hotter with these two. Along with the fact that Maui could be a good cover for such an dragon. This such a sizzling romance I guarantee you will enjoy!
WFTM (cntryrox)
5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn’t love a good shifter story
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2018
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Jenna is an experienced surfer and helps her dad at his surfboard shop. She is going to Hawaii because she has a stalker. Connor was in Special Forces and a dragon shifter. Connor is an Alpha but must share the responsibilities with a female dragon until one can be chosen, he is starting a new job with his brother’s and a team member. He is seated to Jenna on the plane and is attracted to her but can tell something is bothering her. Her sister is living in Maui with her shifter mate and is totally shocked to find out her sister is a shifter now too. Connor lives just down the road and can’t believe his good luck. His dragon knows she’s his mate but he doesn’t think he’s good enough for her. When the stalker gets too close, Connor will give his life to save her.
I absolutely loved this story. It has dragons, tigers, wolves, and bears. Jenna is strong and goes after what she wants. Connor is handsome and wants to prove that he’s more than a screw up in. Sexy and action.
deb1210
5.0 out of 5 stars Rebel Dragon
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2018
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I absolutely love Anna Lowe's books and this new series is starting off right! I love Connor and Jenna together! Their chemistry was off the charts! Their story had just the right bit of heat and sassiness! There is always a bit of mystery and intrigue to go along with the romantic journey! I loved the first Aloha Shifter series-Jewels of the Heart, and like that we get to see those characters in this series too!

I listened to the audio book narrated by Kelsey Osbourne. She does a spectacular job in voicing everybody. I am sure it was hectic when big meetings occur and all these shifters are talking! I highly recommend listening to this and all of Anna's books!

I can't wait to get my hands on all the new shifters stories in this new Pearls of Desire series!
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Rebel Heart (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire)

Uptown girl meets rough-and-tumble biker — with a shapeshifter twist!

All Cynthia was planning for the weekend was a quick escape to the countryside where her inner dragon can stretch its wings. She wasn’t counting on a handsome, enigmatic wolf shifter coming along and sweeping her off her feet. Cynthia has always been driven by duty rather than desire. But suddenly, she finds herself making reckless, irresponsible choices and telling herself, Just this once…

A night of sizzling passion ensues, but the question remains. Is Cal to blame for making her throw caution to the wind — or is it destiny?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Short but great! For a minute you had me wondering! I can’t wait to see the end of this series. It has been fantastic every step of the way!!

USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author Anna Lowe loves putting the “hero” back into heroine and letting location ignite a passionate romance. She loves dogs, sports, and travel – and letting the later inspire her fiction. If she’s not hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story, you’ll find her hiking in the mountains or biking country roads. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.

Rebel Bear (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 2)

Bear shifter meets runaway bride in this steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance!

Up-and-coming supermodel Hailey Crewe can’t wait to escape the limelight and return to the modest, anonymous lifestyle she once led. Escaping literally? That was never part of her plan. But when an unwanted suitor — and her scheming mother/manager — go a step too far with a surprise Hawaii wedding, Hailey becomes a bride on the run. Before she knows it, she’s not only being hunted by a greedy oil tycoon, but by his creepy security force too. A good thing she bumps into her very own Lancelot at exactly the right time.

Bear shifter Timber Hoving is just another Special Forces vet slowly adjusting to island time. That is, until an irresistible stranger rushes into his meticulously organized world. Before Tim knows it, his human side is wrestling with temptation, and his bear is head over heels in love. But Hailey’s first encounter with shifters is a terrifying one, and Tim can’t reveal the truth about himself without losing her forever. Worse, sinister shifter forces are closing in, following a ruthless agenda of their own. They’ll stop at nothing to capture Tim’s destined mate — dead or alive.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Fantastic!

Yet another fabulous story in Ms. Lowe’s new series. I love how one leads to another and another. Visits by couples from the other series are always welcome!

USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author Anna Lowe loves putting the “hero” back into heroine and letting location ignite a passionate romance. She loves dogs, sports, and travel – and letting the later inspire her fiction. If she’s not hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story, you’ll find her hiking in the mountains or biking country roads. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.

Rebel Shifters: Three-book collection, Volume 2

The shifters of Koakea have settled in to their island home, but it’s not all paradise behind the scenes. Evil shifter forces are on the move, and three lonely souls have yet to find their mates.

Rebel Wolf (Book 4): Has this wild wolf learned enough about human ways to win over his destined mate — and protect her from a terrible fate?

Rebel Heart (Book 4.5): Uptown girl meets rough-and-tumble biker — with a shapeshifter twist!

Rebel Alpha (Book 5): Dragon heiress and her bad boy wolf shifter get a second chance at forbidden love. Is it too late?

Plus 3 BONUS SCENES, including Double Date, A Rebel’s Peace, and Aloha to Paris, a short story linking the Aloha Shifters to Anna Lowe’s upcoming Fire Maidens series!

This was definitely one of my favorite series. Together they represent the “scrappy” side of shifter life. I love how they all had to fight for their “Happy Ever After”.

USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Anna Lowe loves dogs, sports, and travel – and letting those inspire her fiction. On any given weekend, you might find her hiking in the mountains or hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.

Anna loves putting the “hero” back into heroine and letting location ignite a passionate romance. She likes a heroine who is independent, intelligent, and imperfect – a woman who’s doing just fine on her own. But give the heroine a good man – not to mention a chance to overcome her own inhibitions – and she’ll never turn down the chance for adventure, nor shy away from danger.

If you enjoy the paranormal romances of T.S. Joyce, Milly Taiden, or Terry Bolryder, you’ll love Anna Lowe’s Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch series. If you’re a fan of Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, and other action-adventure stories, you shouldn’t miss Anna Lowe’s Serendipity Adventure Romance series!

REBEL SHIFTERS, Volume 1

Connor Hoving and his band of Special Forces brothers are looking to leave trouble behind when they move to Maui, but destiny has a few tricks up her sleeve. Join these shifter siblings as fate confronts them with challenging new obstacles, vengeful enemies, and true love worth living — and dying — for.

  • Rebel Dragon, Book 1: Can this rebel dragon learn to play by the rules when his destined mate’s life is on the line?
  • Rebel Bear, Book 2: Bear shifter meets runaway bride in this steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance!
  • Rebel Lion, Book 3: A swinging bachelor, a workaholic heroine, and a surprise baby. Can they possibly make things work?
  • Plus 3 BONUS SCENES, including Treasured Mate, A Bear’s Blessings,and Lucky in Love!

These guys embody the “scrappy” side of life. None of the guys come from money 💰 yet, they aren’t going to let that get them down! The ladies are just as determined which makes them a wonderful match for the men. Hang on to your hats!

USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Anna Lowe loves dogs, sports, and travel – and letting those inspire her fiction. On any given weekend, you might find her hiking in the mountains or hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.
Anna loves putting the “hero” back into heroine and letting location ignite a passionate romance. She likes a heroine who is independent, intelligent, and imperfect – a woman who’s doing just fine on her own. But give the heroine a good man – not to mention a chance to overcome her own inhibitions – and she’ll never turn down the chance for adventure, nor shy away from danger.
If you enjoy the paranormal romances of T.S. Joyce, Milly Taiden, or Terry Bolryder, you’ll love Anna Lowe’s Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch series. If you’re a fan of Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, and other action-adventure stories, you shouldn’t miss Anna Lowe’s Serendipity Adventure Romance series!

Rebel Alpha (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 5)

Dragon heiress and her bad boy wolf shifter get a second chance at romance. Is it too late?

There really was a Triumph Thruxton parked in the driveway, and the man who’d arrived on it was a vision straight out of her dreams. He was older. Wearier. Wiser — like her, no doubt. Handsome as ever, in that roguish way that kept most people at arm’s length. He was harder and tougher than when they’d first met, as if the invisible armor he wore had grown even thicker in the intervening years.

Had he pined for her the way she’d pined for him? Had he shed even a quarter of the tears she had? Or did he loathe her for what she’d been forced to do, the way she loathed herself at times?

Cal Zydler. Road rider. Wolf shifter.

Mate, her dragon cried.

“Cal,” she whispered in spite of herself.

His smoky gray eyes gave nothing away, and neither did his deep, unwavering voice.

“Cynthia,” he murmured in a tone so low, it might have been a whisper on the wind.

Anna Lowe. Rebel Alpha (Kindle Locations 156-163). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.

All dragon shifter Cynthia “Brown” wants is a safe place to raise her child and heal from bitter betrayal. When Cal — her first love, her only love, and her destined mate — unexpectedly appears on Maui, he stirs up all kinds of other desires too. But trouble — as usual — is hot on his heels.

Cal Zydler has spent a decade secretively protecting the only woman he’s ever loved. Cynthia may be hopelessly out of his league, but he’ll never, ever give up on her, no matter how forbidden their love is. In his dreams, he rides off into the sunset with his destined mate on the back of his vintage motorcycle. In real life… Well, not every wolf shifter gets a happy ending, especially not a guy from the wrong side of the tracks. And not when danger lurks everywhere — even on a sunny island paradise.

Evil shifter forces are gathering to attack the Hawaiian hideaway where Cynthia and her young son have taken refuge. It’s her darkest hour, and Cal is ready to make the ultimate sacrifice. The future of all shifters stands on the brink, and even the Special Forces heroes of Koakea — dragons, lions, wolves, and bear shifters — will need help to beat the odds. Does Cal pose the ultimate danger, or is he Cynthia’s only hope?

What Others Thought:

  • “This is a story that you need to experience firsthand for yourself. I can tell you there will be epic battles, secrets revealed, friendships strengthened, families grown… and one couple will reunite as they always should have been, mates living finally in peace and love. I loved every moment in this world.” – Keeper Bookshelf Reviews
  • “So heartbreaking, but also so loving…a lovely conclusion to the series giving us a charming second chance romance with a little action, suspense, and lots of love.” – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

What I Thought:

Fabulous end to this series! And yet, leads onward to more stories. Cynthia and Cal waited long enough for their second chance at love!

Rebel Bear (Aloha Shifters – Pearls of Desire #2)

“Are you crazy?” her mother hissed as the crowd erupted into shocked chatter.

“How could you?” Hailey rubbed her eyes. “You knew what Jonathan was planning, and you didn’t say a word.”

“Of course I didn’t. You would have said no.”

Hailey stared. “And you really think I’m going to say yes now?”

“Of course you will. In front of all these people — how could you spoil everything?”

Hailey’s eyes went wide. This could not be happening. But it was, as her mother indicated by grabbing both of Hailey’s shoulders.

“Think. Just think for a change.”

Hailey’s head snapped up. For a change?

“This is our chance. I mean, your chance.” Her mother corrected herself quickly.

“Chance at…?”

“Securing a future. Making it big. Jonathan’s brother is running for Senate, and you know it won’t be long before Jonathan does too.”

Lowe, Anna. Rebel Bear (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 2) (pp. 12-13). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.

Up-and-coming supermodel Hailey Crewe can’t wait to escape the limelight and return to the modest, anonymous lifestyle she once led. Escaping literally? That was never part of her plan. But when an unwanted suitor — and her scheming mother/manager — go a step too far with a surprise Hawaii wedding, Hailey becomes a bride on the run. Before she knows it, she’s not only being hunted by a greedy oil tycoon, but by his creepy security force, too. A good thing she bumps into her very own Lancelot at exactly the right time.

Bear shifter Timber Hoving is just another Special Forces vet slowly adjusting to island time. That is, until an irresistible stranger rushes into his meticulously organized world. Before Tim knows it, his human side is wrestling with temptation, and his bear is head-over-heels in love. But Hailey’s first encounter with shifters is a terrifying one, and Tim can’t reveal the truth about himself without losing her. Worse, sinister shifter forces are closing in, following a ruthless agenda of their own. They’ll stop at nothing to capture Tim’s destined mate — dead or alive.

Yet another fabulous story in Ms. Lowe’s new series. I love how one leads to another and another. Visits by couples from the other series are always welcome!

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Rebel Dragon (Aloha Shifters – Pearls of Desire #1)

Can this rebel dragon learn to play by the rules when his destined mate’s life is at stake?

A mate. A powerful, loving one, his inner beast growled.

Did she? Or was his dragon projecting his own needs onto Jenna? And if so, then, shit. What did that say about him?

We definitely need her, his dragon insisted. And she needs us.

A voice chuckled faintly in the back of his mind. That no-good, gossipy voice of fate.

Both those women have to do with your destiny, dragon. Both of them will help you prove yourself.

Connor frowned. He didn’t want or need help to get ahead.

The voice grew blustery then dropped off again, like a boxer past his prime. You do not get to choose the path to your destiny. Only the choices you make once the journey begins.

Anna Lowe. Rebel Dragon (Kindle Locations 661-668). Twin Moon Press

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Off to Maui for a relaxing vacation? Surfer Jenna Monroe can only wish. She’s on the run from a stalker who lusts after her blood. Instead of combing the beach for lost treasures, she’s forced to venture deeper and deeper into the terrifying world of shapeshifters. There, even the good guys are hard to trust — all except for the hot-blooded rebel she can’t get out of her head.

Connor Hoving and his band of Special Forces shifters were planning to leave trouble behind by moving to Maui, but destiny has other ideas. His whole future — and that of his brothers — depends on acing his new job as head of security at an exclusive seaside estate. But Connor can barely get his inner dragon to focus with alluring, off-limits Jenna around. Can this rebel dragon learn to play by the rules when his fated mate’s life is at stake?

The closer Connor and Jenna become, the higher forbidden passions blaze. The more they give in to simmering desire, the more impossible love seems. And the more secrets they uncover, the closer their enemies creep. Vampires and ruthless dragons lurk in the shadows, and it’s impossible to tell whose side fate will take. Only one thing is certain: great heroes don’t get to pick their destinies — only the choices they make.

O.M.G. !! This is so fantastic! I Adore the way the author keeps things going from book to book. Great continuation from last series, but still keeping it separate. Connor and Jenna are a wonderful couple. Definitely ordering the next one!

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