Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Holy reptilian boyfriends, Batman!

Hi and welcome to your Wednesday fix of Shapeshifter Seductions! Wow, what a week this has been so far. Yesterday, I had two important releases: my e-novella, ‘The Hawk’s Bride’, was released by Siren-BookStrand and my youngest son was released from the hospital. (The poor monkey had appendicitis.) I will be reviewing ‘Cold Moon Rising’ by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp. And last but not least, in honor of Ahmad finding a mate, I have a bit of unusual reading for you this week in the form of a woman who claims to have lived with a reptilian shape shifter crocodile.

First off, I present ‘Cold Moon Rising’:

Tony Giodone and his mate, Sue, have had an interesting couple of years as they learn how to live within a Sazi wolf pack and how to live in a human-wolf mixed marriage. Things get a bit complicated though, when Sue develops what looks like an allergy to their mate bond- apparently because of Tony’s Sazi magic. Sue shuts down the mate bond on Tony, leaving him pining, as she tries to figure out what’s going on and how to get around it. Mean while, Tony finds himself being sucked into the mind- present tense- of Ahmad, the nasty if not out-right evil, leader of the Sazi snakes.

Ahmad is worried, though he’s not willing to let anyone know it. He’d killed his own father and taken a good bit of the ancient scourge’s power, but he knows his father would never set a plan into motion that had such an obvious flaw as his death. He invites himself along on a mission to follow up on a lead Tony and Will Kerche, the eagle shifting Texas ranger, are working. He is rewarded for his paranoia when the group stumbles on Nasil and Tuli, two of his father’s most trusted henchmen. If only he knew what side the lovely Tuli was on, because he was definitely remembering the heat the two of them had shared as very young shifters in ancient Egypt. And he really wished that damn wolf would get out of his head…

This book is written partial in first person from Tony’s point-of-view and partially in third person while we follow Ahmad around. Despite it sounding odd, that actually works quite well. We get to see Tony and Sue move from an odd human-wolf mate pairing into a mature, functional married couple and kick-ass team. We also get to see Ahmad, what really makes him tick. Like Jack, the serial killing panther, there’s a lot more than meets the eye. While the “main” romance for this book is Ahmad and Tuli, it wasn’t very engrossing. That’s fine by me since the further development of Tony ans Sue’s romance was very satisfying.

And, since I am not going to go into the big-picture story arch, I will leave the review, instead, with a tribute to Ahmad and Tuli’s unusual mate pairing. Here we have a nice story about Jeanette, who lived with a shape-shifting alligator named Jeff for four-teen years. Apparently the way you keep them from eating you in your sleep or mesmerizing you with mind control is by keeping a hammer with you at all times. This is a series of e-mails and if you can get past the first one of two, it’s highly entertaining and packed full of details of her life with the reptilian housemate.

Murdering Masonic Reptilian Shape-Shifters
http://www.reptilianagenda.com/exp/e022401a.shtml

And with that, I will bid you adieux till next week.

Rebecca L. Gillan
RebeccaLGillan.com

13 comments:

Always Abigail said...

Great review

Savanna Kougar said...

Yep, great review... nothing like those snake shifters, especially in ancient Egypt.

Hmmm... all it takes is a hammer?

Glad your son is okay!

Pat C. said...

This series sounds interesting. I'll have to start cruising used bookstores and see if I can find copies.

Reptilian shapeshifters? Um ... you sure she didn't just fall asleep in front of the TV watching V?

Rebecca Murray said...

The last 4 of the series are readly available in most book stores. I found book 5 at my local grocery store this past Christmas.

And no, I didn't fall asleap infront of the tv... but I have been wondering if the Momma Bear's oldest cub might end up with a reptilian best friend after his first day of school...

Serena Shay said...

Yay for both your releases, Rebecca!

Reptilian Shapeshifters...~gulp~ ;)

Savanna Kougar said...

Rebecca, that was a mind-blowing link!!! I read that entire page.

Savanna Kougar said...

Rebecca, sorry... I blame it on an over-taxed brain... congrats on your releases!!!

Rebecca Murray said...

I don't blame you, that link was a bit much. Be glad I didn't also share the one that tries to claim the Queen of England is a reptile Shape Shifter. I really liked the bit about the hammer being mightier than the alligator. LOL!

Solara said...

Rebecca,
Glad your son is doing much better! Congrats on the release!

Solara

Savanna Kougar said...

Rebecca, was that other link a David Icke one?

Hey, I already carry a hammer in my van. Maybe, that's why.

Rebecca Murray said...

I honestly don't know. My brain went into shut-down mode by the time I got done reading just that one page and my muse forced me to write about alligators in high school befriending half-grown bear cubs! LOL! Sorry.

Savanna Kougar said...

Rebecca, no problem. Just curious. Hey, that's the kind of shutdown mode to go into.

Did you see the Bear news story where a bear was in a woman's house when she and her sons came home. The bear had eaten some fruit and on the way out it grabbed a teddy bear.

Rebecca Murray said...

LOL! Oh yeah! My muse is now telling me the hot ranch hand needs to actually be an under cover cop investigating all these unusual bear sightings.