Thursday, September 6, 2012

Feathers and Filth

Author: Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61926-867-8
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

When Fabian Norris learned of the UPAC conference he wanted to go, even though he didn’t get an invitation. He snuck away from home and caught a flight to Scotland, determined to have an adventure.  When it’s toast time, Fabian doesn’t drink his champagne because of his allergies—then the elders make their crazy proclamation.  As chaos breaks out, he spies a cute man across the room and he wants to protect him.

Magnus Duffy doesn’t drink, so he doesn’t consume the drugged champagne. When he and Fabian try to leave the castle together, they wind up with mating seals. He’s smitten with his new mate but has no idea what paranormal species he is. At first he believes Fabian is a giant—which is okay but then he learns the truth. Fabian is an ogre—and he hates ogres after what happened in his past. Can Magnus and Fabian work through their differences or will their mating wind up being dissolved?

Feathers and Filth is a Midnight Matings series release by Joyee Flynn. I like the odd pairing in this one. I didn’t expect the odd pairing of a beautiful bird shifter and an ogre. They’re both interesting guys and I mean really. An ogre that’s tenderhearted—what a unique idea.

I liked that neither character drank the drugged champagne. That’s the first time it’s happened in the series. Ms. Flynn still came up with way they’d be mated that allowed their relationship to be drawn out in a different manner. Fabian and Magnus both have pretty well developed personalities and there’s enough background information given to understand how they’re feeling. Twists and turns keep the story interesting, the plot flow is smooth and the romance between Fabian and Magnus is sweet.

My niggles:
  • I really disliked the word filth in the title.
  • The big potential drama regarding their mating/elders is resolved too quickly.
  • A couple of important points are left with big dangling threads.

I guess that’s it. Look for the next book in the series, the recently released Hot and Cold.

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