Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Title: Half-Blood
Author: Amanda Steiger
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://www.changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60521-608-9
Genre: {M/M} Werewolves
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Haden lay in bed, his brow burning with fever. The fevers and headaches were the least serious symptom of bond deprivation sickness; the worse was yet to come. Attempting to find relief for his feverish body, Haden crashes his motorcycle while riding down the mountain road. The next day Haden finds himself in the care of Richard Thorn, a powerful full-blooded Folk male who stirs Haden’s half-human and half-Folk blood like no one ever has before.

Half-Blood is an expressively emotional romance of two lonely wounded souls searching for happiness. The short story is well written. The setting is Maine. The intimacy is sensual. The characters are convincing. Haden knew that one day, he would have to take a mate. Unfortunately, his pack mates hated him. He consistently endures humiliation at the hands of the pack. Haden grew up not trusting anyone. HIs human mind is extremely wary of Richard’s kindness, while his wolf accepts Richard as a bond mate.

Richard chose not to be a member of any pack. He was not looking for a mate, yet he understands exactly what Haden is going through. Unknown to Haden, Richard had been watching over Haden long before the accident. Richard is the solution to Haden’s dilemma, if only Richard can convince Haden to let go of his fears. Amanda Steiger has created a splendidly touching saga that I enjoyed immensely.

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