Friday, June 17, 2011

Scales and a Tail

Title: Scales and a Tail
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
ISBN: 1-61034-537-1
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Tired of its younger members fighting, the elders of the paranormal world come up with a plan that forces them to pick a mate from a different species. Those attending the UPAC Conference are cornered and there’s no getting around the consequences of the spell cast that night. 

Beauregard Stratford is a bunny shifter and he isn’t exactly accepted within his shifter community. Not with his snow white fur or his strange violet colored eyes. When he gets sucked into the elders’ scheme and mated to Sebastian Drakus, a dragon shifter and prince of his kind, Beauregard hopes to finally have a place to call home and to find the acceptance he’s always craved. Except one thing after another happens to put him at odds with his new mate until it feels like his heart will break in two. Can Beauregard and Sebastian work through their troubles or is their mating destined for disaster?  

Scales and a Tail by Stormy Glenn is release two in the new Midnight Matings series and while the premise of the story is the same from one release to another, each can be read as a standalone. 

Okay, I admit it. I loved Beauregard. He’s just so cute and cuddly, with his white hair, violet eyes and kind heart…what’s not to like. Then when you learn he just wants to be loved because no one but his mother ever has…well, you want him to have his happily-ever-after. Let’s just say Ms. Glenn has crafted a sweet and adorable character that really pulls at the heartstrings. Then there’s Sebastian. He’s all Alpha dragon and he acts like it and while his personality is just as well developed, due to his ability to misunderstand and jump to conclusions with his mate, I wanted to boot him in the butt on more than one occasion.  

The details of dragon and rabbit shifters are nicely integrated into the story and I especially enjoyed learning about the traditions and rituals that ruled Beauregard’s life. They made for interesting complications between the two new mates and the male pregnancy part of the storyline wasn’t something I expected but enjoyed. Sebastian and Beauregard are at odds during most of the pregnancy and the author does a great job juggling their painful emotions.  She does get them back together believably and it’s just in time for the birth of some very special babies…and wasn’t that an interesting delivery?

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