Sunday, December 20, 2009

Becoming Dinner

Title: Becoming Dinner
Author: Jenna Alexander
Publisher: Shadowfire Press
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Genre: {M/F} Erotic, Fantasy
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph

A human female is on the run from deadly beasts that roam the forest under cover of darkness. She thought she had given herself enough time to get back to her village before nightfall but must have underestimated the length of the journey – a mistake that she will pay for with her life if she forgets her training, even for a second. If only she could stay hidden until the threat has passed.

Little did she know, there were more monsters hiding in the shadows than even she was prepared for. Just when she thought she had made her getaway, strong, powerful arms pull her back into the darkness. At first she couldn’t identify her new predator – all she knew was that whatever it was, it was very strong and very male. Only then did she notice the fangs...

Set at night, under cover of a dense forest, Becoming Dinner does a fantastic job of setting the scene. The sheer terror our main character experiences just trying to survive the night while attempting to get back home had me on tenterhooks. The way in which the darkness, the hunters and the chase were described created a very suspenseful and dangerous atmosphere, although there was some repetition of words that interfered slightly with the enjoyment. The author did a good job building an interesting world with some intriguing characters that I definitely think has potential for more.

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