Under Her Skin

Under Her Skin


 She’s lucky he’s a charmer…

Lindi Parker works hard at being human, not an easy task for a snake shifter. She has no desire to search for others like her—until a new case changes everything. When Lindi learns that she she’s not the only shapeshifter in the world, she also realizes she might be next on a killer’s list.

In order to save herself and the abused children she works with, she will have to team up with Dr. Kade Nevala, a member of the shifter tribe responsible for eradicating weresnakes—and the most attractive man Lindi’s ever met. Even more terrifying, she’ll need to embrace her serpent side, a choice that has enormous consequences for Lindi, and for everyone around her.


He took a step forward, again seeming to loom over me. I leaned farther back, but I was trapped—I would either have to climb up on the bed or push my way past him. I wasn’t sure which would be better.

Then it was too late—he grabbed my upper arms and stared into my eyes. His hands burned hot against my skin. His eyes, too, glittered feverishly, golden highlights churning through the brown.

The intensity of his stare captured me. I drew in another breath, full of the scent of him, and my head swam. Again the color leached out of the room. This time, though, I couldn’t look away from him, couldn’t hide the way my eyes changed, the pupils narrowing and lengthening. The room shifted into shades of gray, and his golden eyes turned silvery as they held my own.

He inhaled sharply as he saw the transformation and his hands tightened convulsively.

“How are you here?” he whispered, shaking his head.

He pulled me closer to him, staring into my eyes. My pulse pounded in my temples. The muscles of my abdomen started to roil; I was about to shift, and I couldn’t control it.

And I might just be okay with that, some quiet, still part of my mind whispered from far away, because this man terrified me. I might have a better chance against him in my serpent form.

But something—some instinct deeper than thought—urged me to maintain my humanity.

I still couldn’t break eye contact; his gaze was hypnotic.

He leaned in and kissed me.


Under Her Skin by Margo Bond Collins is an enjoyable shifter read and a new approach to a werewolf-laden genre. I liked Lindi, the main character who shifts into a snake form, and Dr. Kade Nevala. Their first meeting and instant chemistry (if you can call it that) set the stage for what the reader knows will be an unforgettable relationship.

After their first serendipitous meeting, the mysterious death of young girls with a connection to Lindi and Dr. Nevala propels the reader through the novel and keeps the main characters side by side.

So what did I want more of? I wished for more description, especially the first time Lindi shifted into her snake self.  I had a hard time picturing what she looked like in this otherwordly form. In general, I would have like more descriptions of all the characters, but the story was otherwise strong, enjoyable, and easy to read. For those readers who like shifters, mystery, and romance, this book is for you.  4 STARS.


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Margo Bond Collins is addicted to coffee (mmm…caffeine) and SF/F television, especially Supernatural (mmm…Winchesters). She writes paranormal and contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal mystery. She lives in Texas with her daughter and several spoiled pets. Although she teaches college-level English courses online, writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and the women who love (and sometimes fight) them.

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Here is an excerpt

“It’s a nice change that the heroine of the story, Yara, has far more muscle and speed than her opposing main character, Joshua. I absolutely loved the toughness of Yara and the complementing softness of Joshua. The story is well written and I enjoyed every written word. I highly recommend to young adult readers who enjoy “believable” futuristic stories.”

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Back to the review, this is such a good zombie book. I loved how much “teenager” the main character was. And of course we have a love triangle (duh), and still I haven’t decided which team I am: “Team Caleb” or “Team Quentin” . My favorite were the battle scenes (duh! I’m a horror goddess!) Some people of the survival group are not completely human, and they are called the “other”. This book feels so real. People judge each-other, even though the world is under a Zombie Attack! I can only say that this was such a good horror romance with a sense of reality smashed together with zombies”. If you don’t understand what I have said, don’t worry at all,because I don’t either!

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing book! I couldn’t put it down for a second! I totally love zombie stories they catch your interest and there is never a dull moment. Lisa Acerbo accentuates that in this incredible tale full of not only action but love and intrigue as well. While the undead are everywhere and danger lurks around every corner what girl would be caught in this Apocalypse without her Apocalipstick!

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