Thursday, May 6, 2010

Seeking Kokopelli


Title: Seeking Kokopelli
Author: Shelley Munro
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL: samhainpublishing.com
ISBN: 978-1-60928-064-2
Genre: [M/M] Contemporary Paranormal
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Nate McKenzie loves his job as a roadie for musician Adam James and his band Stampede, but his personal life is in turmoil. He’s still mourning the death of his wife and feeling guilty over his undeniable attraction to a person not his wife; a man and it makes him angry. Nate tries to keep his mind on this job, but he still watches Adam every night they perform, imagining how good they would be together. Nate finds out just how good when, in a moment of weakness, he and Adam share a passionate kiss that sends them both up in flames.

Adam wants Nate more than anything else in his life, but he’s afraid of scaring the man off and his attraction isn’t the only thing that could do it. Adam comes from an ancient lineage and was once the Kokopelli of his people, until they discovered he was gay. Angry at Adam’s sexuality, his father and elders stripped him of his powers and his magical tattoo and then they threw him out of their village. Adam hasn’t seen or spoken to his father or brother in years and now that he finally has Nate in his life, his past is coming back to haunt him. Suddenly there’s someone trying to kill Adam and his tattoo is back, forcing him to confess the truth of his heritage to Nate.

Seeking Kokopelli is the newest release by author Shelley Munro. It’s a well-written, plotted and paced M/M paranormal story that will keep your attention from beginning to end. The plot also contains something I’m a real sucker for—a historical myth that the author has brought into the present with an unusual and creative twist. And that’s exactly what she’s done with this modern-day rendering of the Kokopelli legend found in the American southwest.

This book has a lot going for it: two likeable main characters with a deep emotional bond in Adam and Nate, an interesting premise, good secondaries in the other band members, blistering hot sex, and an unexpected villain willing to kill to get what he wants. There’s even a satisfying ending. What more could a reader ask for? Give this M/M a chance. You won’t be sorry you did.

1 comment:

Shelley Munro said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed reading Nate and Adam's story.