Sunday, July 4, 2010

Bastet


Title: Bastet
Author: T. A. Chase
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher URL: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure
ISBN: 13: 978-1-60272-697-0
Genre: {M/M} Shapeshifter
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Kellan Largent, a grad student at Harvard, is waiting at the bus stop when a handsome stranger approaches and strikes up a conversation with Kellan. The stranger is Baz, a man that seems very interested in Kellan’s research into the Earth Warrior cult. However, Baz is not the only one interested in Kellan’s finds; there is one man who will do anything for the spell that created the Warriors, including kill Kellan for the secret temple location.

Bastet is the first book in the Earth Warriors series. The well-written, well-paced plot has suspense, action and a dash of cultural history, interwoven with steamy romance, as well as moments of humor. The characters are believable with great interaction between them. Baz is one of seven chosen to be an earth warrior by Egyptian deities who granted them immorality, along with the ability to shift forms. Their objective is to protect the Earth from destruction and keep the secrets of the Earth Warriors from mortals. Baz was sent to keep Kellan from finding out the truth about the cult, but also to keep Kellan alive. Kellan’s research discoveries on ancient Egyptian religious cults have placed his life in jeopardy. While performing his duty as protector, Baz fell in love with Kellan. Baz is a romantic who treats Kellan with loving respect. Kellan’s shyness often leads to him being ignored; however talking about his passion for knowledge turns Kellan into a chatterbox. Although Kellan’s intellectual mind finds it hard to believe Baz can shift forms, Kellan feels safe with Baz. Their growing love for each other is articulated with sultry touches, as well as incredible intimate scenes.

The amazing T. A. Chase has created a superb beginning to this extremely enjoyable series. I look forward to Book II in the Earth Warriors, hopefully coming soon.

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