Tiger Magic (Shifters Unbound Series #5)

Tiger Magic (Shifters Unbound Series #5)

by Jennifer Ashley

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He was once a captive, but his urges were never caged. Now he’ll release them on a beautiful stranger whose own secret desires are longing to be sated…

He doesn’t have a name. He doesn’t have a clan. The humans who held him prisoner for forty years have taken them away. He knew nothing but captivity until nearly a year ago, when he was released into the light. Now Tiger lives in the Austin Shiftertown, where he struggles to belong and searches for an identity.

Carly Randal thinks her fabulous life is complete—until her car breaks down on the side of the road, and a wild-looking Shifter is the only one to help her. Tiger takes one look at Carly and knows instantly—she will be his mate. As Carly is drawn into his Shifter world, she risks everything she has for that forbidden something she still wants: passionate love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425251218
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Series: Shifters Unbound Series , #5
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 275,082
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author and winner of a Romance Writers of America RITA Award, also writes as national bestselling and award-winning author Allyson James. She lives in the Southwest with her husband and cats and spends most of her time in the wonderful worlds of her stories. 

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Praise for the Jennifer Ashley and the Shifters Unbound Novels

“A riveting read, with intriguing characters, page-turning action, and danger lurking around every turn. Ashley’s Shifter world is exciting, sexy, and magical.”—Yasmine Galenorn, New York Times bestselling author

“Danger, desire, and sizzling-hot action...a wild ride. Jennifer Ashley walks the razor’s edge of primal passion...This is one for the keeper shelf!”—Alyssa Day, New York Times bestselling author

“Scorchingly sensual...High-adrenaline suspense.”—Booklist

“[A] sexually charged and imaginative tale…[A] quick pace and smart, skilled writing.”—Publishers Weekly

“Absolutely fabulous!...I was blown away…Paranormal fans will be raving over this one!”—The Romance Readers Connection

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Tiger Magic 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 152 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In one word, this book was exciting. I loved the fact that Tiger is different and that Carley is a free spirit. I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait for the next in the series.
blulou46 More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book and have read itseveral times. I wish the author would write a prequil of how tiger was found and rescued. The seeds of the story are in this book but not developed. I also would submit a premise, since tiger's never saw the body of his child, what if the child survived and came searching for and found tiger what would happen?r
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! It seems like I waited for this book forever. It was well worth the wait. One of my favorite series.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
heartbreaking and romantic:  REVIEW: TIGER MAGIC is the fifth storyline in Jennifer Ashley's Shifters Unbound series focusing on the animal shifters and the people they love in the Shiftertown of Austin. The premise of Shiftertown is similar to the Japanese Internment Camps of the 40s and the Native American Indian reservations of North America-animal shifters are relegated to second class citizens; tagged and collared and must remain within the confines of a pre-arranged area. Tiger Magic follows an unknown shifter known as Tiger as he traverses a new world-one in which he was never raised and a world that wants to use and destroy the beast within the man. Tiger is an anomaly to the world of shifters-his heritage is unknown to all but the scientists and the government who have tortured, persecuted and experimented all in the name of security, warfare and a better army. Tiger is a hunted animal, a wounded soul who wants to be left alone to live his life. But the day he stopped to help a human female with car trouble, is the day that will change his life-for better or for worse. Tiger will discover the woman is his mate but his identity and the truth about his DNA will place everyone he cares about in danger-including the woman who calls to his soul. Tiger is more beast than man and believes a little bit of magic can be found in every shifter-including himself. Jennifer takes the reader on a journey of discovery. We watch as some of those wanting to take Tiger down will be forced to see that not every shifter is an animal, but a human with a beating heart; a mind; with the ability to love and hurt, feel sorrow and pain, and experience the loss of a loved one. But not everyone is willing to accept the human side of the beast. There are those still willing to cull the pack, round up the rogues, and control the shifters with every available method. Tiger and Carly's attraction is immediate. Reeling from betrayal, Carly will discover that Tiger is unlike any man she has ever encountered especially when he can shift into a larger than life tiger that is willing to defend and protect her at all costs-and it will cost Tiger plenty. Tiger has been created for one purpose and that purpose will show itself time and again. But those who know Tiger are still fearful of the beast, and it will take a small human female to show the shifters of Austin that the beast has been tamed by the `mate of his heart'. TIGER MAGIC is a fascinating look at shifters and their lives. Jennifer keeps the series cohesive and up to date by including many of the previous storyline characters allowing for a smooth jump from one book to the next. The reader never has to wonder what happened to..? The colorful and imaginary characters of Shiftertown are as real and human as any man or woman; they love and hate; cry and laugh; feel pain and pleasure; and most of all will pull you into the story with their heartbreaking tales of discrimination because they are different - different makes things interesting and Jennifer weaves an interesting and wonderful series for everyone to enjoy. see all of my reviews at : thereadingcafe(dot)com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This might be my new favorite Jennifer Ashley book yet. Tiger is my favorite male character she has created.
bf1 More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Ashley does it again! I love her Shifters Unbound series and I can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading this series and I love the books. The first book I read was about Liam. In that book, Conner was his son. In this book, Conner is his nephew? It's very frustrating!!!
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
I was very much looking forward to Tiger's story from reading the other books in this series and it was very good!  He was a great hero- -a gentle giant, steadfast, and sweet. He is a warrior of course but we see the man who longs for connections. Those heros are always  my favorites because they embrace the love and work to make a new life.  The heroine is smart and funny and open minded. She has a past with abandonment she deals with and has only realistic angst  around it.  As always in this series, the supporting cast is excellent as is the world building. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so happy she gave us more info on him and his past
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy all of her work. The book was a little different but I was so looking forward to reading that I had it on my list for a year. What I really appreciated is the heroine wasn't a little whinny baby but acted more like an adult. It is worth the read. I am now waiting for the next wolf story.
tiger51 More than 1 year ago
was just a little disappointed as i was with lone wolf. Couldn't put the book down was happy for both Tiger and his mate Carly, but still something missing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this! Tiger is my fav.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Tiger doesn’t have a name.  He was rescued from a lab as a full grown shifter and is now living in the Austin shiftertown and trying to learn who he is and how to be free.  Or as free as any shifter is.  When he comes across human Carly Randal whose car had broken down by the side of the road he knows he has found his mate.  Now all he has to do is convince her.   Another incredible addition to Jennifer Ashley’s shifters series.  Though part of a series this can be read stand-alone.  Jennifer Ashley has created an imaginative world where things are just as beautiful and ugly as ours it is always a pleasure to spend some time there.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing was really solid. And a good plot and action as well as tasteful sex and romance. This book took the series to a new space and I enjoyed the changes. Tiger is by far my favorite :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Just did not seem on the mark with the story line.
Cathy92483 More than 1 year ago
Some Good, Some Bad. I was looking forward to Tiger's story since they found and freed him. Although overall, I liked the book, there were some parts that I didn't understand the author's reasoning. If he was intended to be the ultimate search and rescue creation, why did they put the poor guy through such hell in the labs? That just didn't make sense to me. I understand they wanted to make him tough to go through any and all obstacles to search out and rescue people. But everything they put him through also made him unstable. They also never explained exactly how he was created. Why could he heal so quickly? Why was he so intuitive? What exactly happened to the cub that was born in the lab? I can't help but think that his cub is still alive somewhere and will make an appearance in a future book. One other thing I didn't understand; if Tiger was created in a lab and had no Fae magic in him, why does he want Fionn to tie Carly's life span to his? Shifters can have long lives, but they were made with Fae magic. Tiger could have a normal human life span. For that matter, why did Fionn's touch bother Tiger so much? I just thought the whole Tiger origin story was obscure and had a lot of holes in it. That part was disappointing. Almost anticlimactic. I did like the overall story of Tiger and Carly. Really liked Carly, I thought she was a great character. I liked the relationship she has with Yvette and Armand. Their love story was very touching. The ending of the book wasn't really an ending to me. It left more questions than answers. I'm hoping some of them will be answered when Walker and Rebecca's story is told. I am looking forward to Graham McNeil's story. Just wish we didn't have to wait till next year for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find that books that are repeatdly hyped fail to meet expections. Tiger exceeded them. A fantastic part of a series that manages to produce unique books that have chacters interacting throughout that all stay true to themselves and brand new ones who are exciting and different. A must read for fans of paranormal romancem
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Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tiger is someone we met at the end of the last book when he is saved from a research facility. He was created by humans to be a test subject. They’ve run various tests on him to see how much pain and abuse he can endure. Out of the other test subjects, he was the only one that survived. He’s had a really horrible life and when we met him in the previous book, he was very feral. However, we get to see Tiger start to adapt to being free, or at least as free as the humans allow shifters to be under their control. He is no longer caged, starved, and tortured at least. Even though he is free from the research facility, he still has a target on his back and there is still interest and concern about the rare tiger that seems to be rather resilient to death. Not only do we have the humans coming in trying to get their hands on Tiger for more testing, but the other Shifter leaders are concerned about Tiger and don’t trust him. They want him Collared with the magical collar that contains the beast (something that would ultimately kill Tiger) or have him executed. It was sad to see that even though he was free and with other Shifters, he was still viewed upon as different, and just about everyone treated him as if he were a ticking time bomb. Carly was the only person that didn’t treat him differently. She didn’t always have one eye on him, or worried about how he’d react to certain situations. Every time Tiger reacted with force towards something, she reasoned that it was a normal response. You wake up with bullet holes in your abdomen, chained to a hospital bed, with military men pointing rifles at you? Of course you’re going to go crazy and start tearing stuff up. He was frightened, in pain, and fighting for his life. There were so many times when everyone around Tiger would say his behavior was volatile and Carly would look at them as if THEY were crazy for suggesting Tiger would harm anyone for no reason at all. It was her belief and trust in him that really broke my heart, because she was the only one that truly believed in him. I loved that this story has so many things going on at once. Like I said before, we have the humans trying to get him back for experiments, the Shifters who want him contained and controlled, the romance between him and Carly, and the big question of why Tiger was created in the first place. What was their end goal when the created him? The pieces fall into place during this book and you realize that Tiger wasn’t created to be a killing machine like so many fear… but you’re going to have to read the book to figure it out
NJ1231 More than 1 year ago
An exciting, romantic, suspense-filled book. So many interesting characters, makes me grabbing the other stories as fast as I can.
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Great get away book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so romantic and heartbreaking I cried and laugh though out this book. Tiger and Carly story was so different. It was a great read.