Friday, May 16, 2008

Shifting Back


Book Title: Shifting Back
Author: Sean Michael, Kara Larson, Naomi Brooks and Angelia Sparrow, Cat Kane, BA Tortuga
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publisher URL: http://www.torquerebooks.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60370-186-0
Genre: Paranormal Anthologies, M/M
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs reviewer: Chocolate Minx

The Law of the Jungle by Sean Michael 5 Nymphs
After buying supplies for his ship, Marco set sails for the open sea. Once on their way, his crew suggested he go to his cabin for dinner. There, in his cabin, sat a cage with a beautiful black jungle cat rescued from the natives who were intent on killing the cat. Allowing the cat out of the cage, later that night, Marco discovered that this was no ordinary cat, but a sensual cat-man shifter named Abrigo.

With Wings to Fly by Kara Larson 3 Nymphs
Cai always cared for and protected his foster brother Artur. As they became young men, the caring grew into love. Since early childhood Cai had dreams that he could fly. The first time Artur kissed him, the dreams turned into reality and Cai could shift into a falcon. When Artur is kidnapped, Cai takes to the sky.

Serpent by Naomi Brooks and Angelia Sparrow 3 Nymphs
Arqam’s curiosity leads him to travel from Arabia to India. He is curious about the man-eating monster living in the jungle ruins, so Arqam shifts into man form, and submits to be the yearly sacrifice. Rather than a quick kill, Rakesh decides to play with his food for a short time.

A Matter of Choice by Cat Kane 4 Nymphs
Chasing the urchin who stole a purse from his employer’s relative, Keir Barclay is stabbed in the stomach. Also giving chase is Lord Richard Aysgarth who, when confronted with this life or death choice, bites Keir hoping to save him.

Snake Oil by BA Tortuga 5 Nymphs
Haskell was not interested in Doctor Diavolo’s Circus of Madness wagon train until he noticed the big cat with the scent of his mate in one of the cages. Haskell knew something was wrong when Truett did not respond to him.

Shifting Back is a collection of creative stories by outstanding authors. Each story is an example of emotional connections hiding behind illusions with true self revealed only to their mates in a sensuous display of bonding. Only character names are given in this review so that you can savor these fascinating tales for yourself.

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