Shifting Selves (Elements, Book 2)

Elements

Book 2
Match Books
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Aidan Brook's world was shattered when she uncovered long-buried secrets about her past. Secrets that could cost her sanity—or even her life.

Now, she craves peace and quiet, but that’s not an option when local children start vanishing. Soon, Aidan is drawn deep into the shifter world…a place where elementals like herself are decidedly unwelcome. To track the missing children, these longtime enemies must work together without too many claw marks or too much fur flying. Throw in a stalled romance with an enigmatic shifter, and Aidan’s life is anything but peaceful.

As Aidan and her friends zero in on the kidnapper, they discover Aidan isn’t the only one with secrets—or the only one who will stop at nothing to keep those secrets hidden…
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About the author

Mia Marshall is the award-winning author of the Elements urban fantasy series. She lives somewhere in the Sierra Nevadas, where she is surrounded by a small but deadly feline army.

To learn more, visit her online at http://miamarshall.com.

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Publisher
Match Books
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Published on
Apr 16, 2013
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9780988976139
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
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