The Sanctuary trilogy follows the events that occur within the Chambers Dog Sanctuary, a no-kill shelter for dogs, but also for canine shapeshifters who like to run in their dog skins rather than confine themselves to their human skins.
In addition, it offers a safe haven for the occasional werewolf, witch, vampire or other supernatural creature. Things can get a little complicated, especially for Renee Chambers, the ordinary human who runs it.
But all the trials and tribulations are well worth it for a little piece of land and a little peace of mind, a sanctuary for all those who need it.
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Summary: Renee Chambers, a moderate-level agoraphobe, runs a no-kill dog sanctuary that doubles as a haven for canine shapeshifters. Britt, her best friend who also acts as Renee’s service dog, persuades an anxious but curious Renee into a romance that has more than a little electricity. With her organization running smoothly and a girlfriend who loves her, life could be worse.
Then Grant Heath, a rogue werewolf, shows up and turns her safe, little world upside-down and inside-out with a side of out-of-control. She knows it’s a terrible idea, but when she’s with him, she feels different from her tightly wound, tightly controlled self – she almost feels normal. He never does anything she doesn’t want, but he also doesn’t care how far he pushes her beyond her agoraphobic limitations.
Renee finds herself caught between two different lovers, two different worlds. Should she stay with the shapeshifters and her sanctuary and accept being just an eccentric human being in a supernatural world? Or should she accept Grant’s offer to change her and run with him as a werewolf, violent and bloody, but also fearless?
“It’s easy to dismiss the book as solely a sex novel, but it’s so much more …. Aurelia does such an amazing job weaving her story that it’s easy to overlook what really is at stake. What are we willing to sacrifice in order to live our lives? What are we willing to lose in the pursuit of interpersonal contact, including and especially that of an intimate nature? Why does it seem that we are willing to risk our safety to be with someone who is an obvious threat when there is someone closer to home, one who is infinitely more wholesome and a better fit?” Joe Hinojosa (blog review)
“The tensions between familiarity and growth, safety and danger, tenderness and passion, drive the plot of Winter Howl. Meanwhile, the book chronicles in delicious detail the carnal interactions between Renee and those competing for her lust and love. Ms. Evans’ sex scenes are glorious, full of subtle detail, without any of the hackneyed prose that sometimes characterizes erotic romance. The early interactions between Renee and Britt are especially wonderful. Their relationship is not fully consummated from a physical perspective until well into the book. The author succeeds in making even the early fully-clothed session of exploration spectacularly erotic.
Renee’s sexual collisions with Grant have an entirely different tone. They more or less attack one another. These wild, raw scenes may even turn off readers with more delicate sensibilities. As for me, I was impressed by the range of the author’s imagination and her ability to bring both types of sexual encounter to vivid life.” Author Lisabet Sarai, Beyond Romance
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Summary: Witch and werewolf, wicked and wild—what happens when a woman has to choose?
As a werewolf and witch, Kelly belongs to neither pack nor coven, making her a perfect addition to the ragtag collection of dogs, humans and canine shapeshifters at the Chambers Dog Sanctuary.
After recently being transformed against his will, Malcolm—one of the Sanctuary residents—wants nothing more than to shed his werewolf skin and return to his shapeshifter pack. Kelly tries to help him accept his new wolf nature, but then some of the shapeshifters discover Salvation, an organization that claims to cure magical hybrids. Kelly has long since made peace with lycanthropy, which tempers her volatile magic, but when Malcolm begs Kelly to accompany him for one last attempt to resume his old life, she agrees for his sake.
Upon arriving at Salvation, however, the already shaky balance of her life becomes even more tenuous, forcing Kelly to decide which part of herself, wolf or witch, she loves—or fears—more.
Call for Blood (Sanctuary Series), Totally Bound, Sept/Oct 2016
Summary: Something draws the supernatural to her sanctuary, but what keeps drawing her to them in kind?
Between the friendship of her shapeshifters, the protection of a werewolf pack, the healing magic of a new male witch and the love of her loyal service dog and shifter girlfriend, Britt, Renee’s life in the dog sanctuary continues to find new ways to challenge her while also keeping her safe.
Then a pair of cool, sophisticated vampires—Anita and Michael Cathcart, both lawyers specializing in supernatural clientele—show up to rescue Renee from a rogue werewolf attack. Shapeshifters, werewolves, witches, now vampires… It sounds like a bad joke, with little human Renee feeling like the punchline. Werewolf and canine shapeshifters alike immediately fall under their spell, eerily obedient and eager to please. Renee is drawn in, attracted, tempted but wary.
Both her suspicions and her intrigue seem justified when Anita and Michael tell her they want the sanctuary in order to build their own little empire—a Family of vampires served by the shifters and dogs of her sanctuary in return for companionship and protection. And they want Renee to join them.