What the Fox? by Stephani Hecht

Title: What the Fox?

Series: Coalition Training Academy 04

Author: Stephani Hecht

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Short Story (68 Pages)

Publisher: C&J Publishing (April 1, 2018)

Heat Level: None

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Fox shifter, Kacey, always has the knack for finding trouble. But, he gets more than he bargained for when he hacks in the feline Coalition’s computers and gets caught. He’s used to his cruel Alpha and is expecting the worst to happen him. Instead, Mitchell invites him to join the Academy. Kacey is excited about the new turn his life has taken, but scared, too. He thinks he’s going to be the only Fox among a sea of felines.

As soon as Jax meets Kacey, he likes him. Jax knows how it is to be alone and scared. Jax and his friends take Kacey under their wing and show him what true friendship is about. But, Kacey is in more danger than Jax ever believed. Will Jax be able to save his new friend? Or will Kacey’s past ruin his bright future?

ISBN: 9781370265848

Product Link: Kobo | Smashwords | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This series is branched off from the Lost Shifters, Wayne County Wolves, Assassin’s Loyalty and Shane’s Chronicles. So I would suggest reading those books first.

Kacey has big problems, one of them is going against Carson. He thought it would be cool to screw around with the coalition, but in the end they were the ones to catch him. With his new friends, he is about to find out more about his old pack.

As usual Stephani Hecht has given us a great read, but there are some problems with the story. Mainly it is misspelled words that should have been caught early on. Other than that it is a fun story that caught my attention from the start. I get a kick out of the kids and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

Blood Doesn’t Decide by Stephani Hecht

Title: Blood Doesn’t Decide

Series: Coalition Training Academy 02

Author: Stephani Hecht

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (108 Pages)

Publisher: Supernatural Script Inc. (February 8, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Nightmares, panic attacks, and studying, oh my! Jax’s life hasn’t found its new normal yet. Things have quieted some since the Assassin attack, but Jax and Alvus are still feeling the effects. Sleepless nights can lead to stupid mistakes.
But going to the movies one weekend with his friends requires an armed guard – what is he, the president now? That isn’t a mistake, and if he overlooks the soldiers, it’s an amazing time.
Finding out his family history starts to make Jax question who he really is until a few of the adults around him remind him that it’s not blood that counts. It’s decisions and heart.

ISBN: 978-1-64263-018-9

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Jax is having panic attacks after what his father had done and the assassin’s attacking. He just wants to get back to normal, but then again if it did Alvus wouldn’t be sleeping with him. He had like Alvus but never expected the shifter to like him back. Boy is he in for a surprise.

I actually thought this series would focus on other characters but so far Jax is it. I am not really sure if I like it or not. This is more of a young adult type read with no sex in it. Stephani sure does have a way with her stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Even though there is no sex, there are some cuddle sessions and lots of kisses, not to mention danger involved.

I can’t really say I like this story or the series, I seem to have read it out of order and got a bit distracted. It just seems a bit dry and no I am not talking about sexy time. It is just hard to connect with the kids and their story. I guess we will have to wait to see what other future stories will come out with.

Jax’s Rebellion by Stephani Hecht

Title: Jax’s Rebellion

Series: Coalition Training Academy 01

Author: Stephani Hecht

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Young Adult

Publisher: C&J Publishing (June 9, 2017)

Length: Short Story (74 Pages)

Heat Level: None

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts 

Blurb: Jax defies his father and joins with the Coalition’s Academy to train as a future soldier. But, that isn’t the only obstacle in the young Lion’s way. He is small, a dork, and the furthest thing from fighting material. He is determined to not let that get in his way. He vows to prove his father wrong and become an asset to the Coalition. 

But, as his world changes, Jax begins to doubt his decision. He’s worthless when it comes to fighting. He has to adjust to life away from home, and his only friend is Ava. Will Jax’s self-doubt be his downfall, or will he be able to overcome it to become the shifter he always dreamed of? 

ISBN: 9781370023370

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UKPayhip | Smashwords

Reviewer:  Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Coalition Training Academy collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.  This is a branch off of the Lost Shifter series and is a young adult type of book.  Which means pretty much no sex, because they are kids. 

I have read the Lost Shifters series as well as the Wayne County Wolves and Assassin’s Loyalty series, which are branch offs as well.  So when I saw this I knew I had to grab it, however I did not take into consideration that the soldiers were just kids, so there was no juicy sex in it.  However Stephani does not let her reader’s down.

Jax’s parents are not easy to get along with.  They are shifters but his father hates that part of them.  He is a mean asshat who makes Jax’s life hell.  Now it is time to decide a human college or the academy.  He wants to be a soldier and will do everything he can to get it.  He is a surprise though, even as a lion shifter he is on the small side.  

As with most kids when they make a decision, whether it is right or wrong, their hearts take on a bit.  He fears that he will let the coalition down because he is small and can’t fight.  However he is going to be very surprised and so will you.

I get a kick out of the characters in these stories; they are entertaining to say the least.  Take Shane, he is small with an angel face, and is a skilled assassin.  Never let size determine you future.  I loved this story although I wished the kids were not kids, but hey cannot get everything we want.  I just hope to hear about them in the future when they find their mates.  

I had a lot of fun with this and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.  I would definitely recommend this story and the previous series as well.

Holiday With An Assassin by Stephani Hecht

Title: Holiday with an Assassin

Series: Coalition Training Academy 03

Author: Stephani Hecht

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short Story (54 Pages)

Publisher: C&J Publishing

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: It’s holiday season, and the students at the Coalition Academy are excited about the upcoming break—all of them, that is, but Jax. Since the Lion shifter’s parents disowned him, Jax has no home to call his own. While his best friend Ava invited him to come home with her, Jax worries he will just be an unwanted addition to her family.

Shane, Trevor, and Ava are determined to prove Jax is anything but unwanted. They think of him as one of the family and love him. But can Jax let go of his doubts to believe that, or is he going to have a very unhappy holiday?

ISBN: 9781370915651

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UKPayhip | Smashwords

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Coalition Training Academy collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This is a branch off of the Lost Shifter series and is a young adult type of book. Which means pretty much no sex, because they are kids.

Ever since Jax’s family disowned him, things have been up and down for him. He needed new clothes since he has grown a bit more and Christmas was coming up. Jax knows his best friend wants him there with her and her fathers, but he is still not to sure. He also wants the boy he loves with him. So our very own fierce assassin and his family are determined to show Jax that he is not only wanted but very much loved.

This is a very cute story and a bonus was added in the end. So two short little stories to give you an added bounce to your step. Stephani has always amazed me at the worlds she creates and the characters she gives you to fall in love with. It is entertaining and very exciting, with just a hint of what could be going on behind the scenes. With a kiss there and a hug here, makes you just wish they were ready for that stage. I have always loved these books and this was no different.

I had a lot of fun with it and can guarantee that you will also.