Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cry For Me My Little Raven

Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-4874-0330-0
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series          
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Fearing having to live in his car, Clarkston goes to his cousin looking for help.  But after the way he acted the last time they were together, Clarkston is unsure of his welcome.  He is surprised when his cousin not only welcomes him, but also helps him get a position in the coalition.  Months later, while out on a mission, Clarkston helps rescue a group of young men, one who ends up changing Clarkston’s life.

Cry For Me My Little Raven is the 38th book in Ms. Hecht’s, The Lost Shifters, series.  This story introduces the readers to two new characters, Clarkston and Kidd.  Clarkston may have a slight connection to the feline’s coalition, but it is a tentative one at best, or so he thinks.  Because of the way his old coalition treated him and others, it is easy to understand his fear of fitting in with Mitchell’s group.  It does not keep him from giving his best.  Kidd is a raven, one who only recently realized that he was a shifter.  Like others in this series who are taken by surprise, this unexpected change has wreaked havoc on Kidd’s life.  It is not surprising that he ends up on the streets or that he finds himself the leader of a group of raven shifters in similar circumstances.   While the situation is hard on Kidd and his group, I like that there are still groups of shifters who have no idea what they are and are struggling to cope with what they are facing.  I was curious to see how the author would bring Kidd and his group into the fold and thought this part of the story was well done. 

It is a mission that brings these two characters together and, like the previous characters, the mating pull is strong and something neither character is expecting or knows how to handle.  While the romance between these two is fun to watch play out, it is the introduction of a new enemy that made this an entertaining read.  Unlike other enemies, this new one does not work well with others, making all breeds of shifters a target.  I am curious to see what this will bring to the series and when we will see one of these new shifters become a mate. 

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