Thursday, July 9, 2015

Shifter Magnetism

Author: Stormie Kent
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: www.loose-id.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62300-328-9
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal
Rating:  3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Witches are being hunted by a rogue sorcerer and several have already been murdered and drained of their powers when Leila Barclay’s targeted. She’s saved from near death by wolf shifter, and lead detective on the murder case, Nic Lobo. What they didn’t expect is that they’d become linked by a soul magic exchange, which is forbidden by their races. It changes them both, binding them together and that’s the way they intend to stay. That means Nic has to locate the killer responsible and keep Leila safe, while finding a way to handle his Pack, her Council and angry family.

Shifter Magnetism is the newest release by Stormie Kent, who is another new author for me. Truthfully, I didn’t care that it’s an interracial romance. It was irrelevant. What did matter is the serial killer targeting witches premise and the two main characters who I like.

Leila’s a witch with an interesting life and family background. I enjoyed how the author shows her interacting with her annoying and snobbish mother. That she’s so different is a dramatic contrast to her parents and their actions. Then there’s Nic. He’s an alpha wolf and he’s trying to do his police job while staying out of his Alpha pack leader’s way. He’s protective, more than a little dangerous, and shows his alpha traits when trying to keep his mate safe. These two make a good couple, even if they met under less than ideal circumstances.

Now to my niggles: I admit it. I’m disappointed in the serial killer plot line, and while it starts off with so much potential, it didn’t take long to fizzle out. There just wasn’t enough suspense—it’s too predictable. I wanted some twists—something to take me by surprise but it never happens. Even the ending is anticlimactic. And lastly, I find that the sexual part of the story completely overshadows the rest of the plot.  

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