When Beasts Bite (Shadows v.2)

When Beasts Bite (Shadows v.2)

by Brenda Cothern

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BN ID: 2940032846697
Publisher: Brenda Cothern
Publication date: 11/04/2011
Series: Shadows , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 178 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Brenda is unlike most authors since she only began writing a few years ago. Her first book Fates, an adult fantasy, was published in 2010. Her love for reading fantasy & paranormal erotic romance has caused her to discard her Bachelors Degree in Management in order to write full time. Currently, Brenda has twelve books published (one of which is free!) and is currently writing Destiny (the sequel to Fates) and Forced Home (book two in The Sapphire Tower series). Her latest release, Highest Bidder was published in August 2013.Don't let the phrase 'erotic romance' throw you! Brenda's novels are rich in plot with characters you will crave to read about.Brenda resides in Tampa, FL with her husband, 2 dogs, 6 cats and a turtle named Tammy when not attending conventions. She is the Chapter Coordinator for the Tampa Bay O.G.R.E.s as well as a volunteer with the Tampa Bay Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.She would love to hear from you!Visit her on the following:Facebook: Brenda Cothern BooksGoodreads: Brenda CothernSmashwords: BCothernBooksGoogle+: Brenda Cothern BooksTwitter: BCothernBooksFor signed digital copies of her books, please send her a request through Kindlegraph! An autographed PDF for the book will be signed and sent to you!kindlegraph.com/authors/BCothernBooks

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When Beasts Bite 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
Another enjoyable installment in the Shadows series. In When Beasts Bite, we learn more about the mysterious garouls, Nick and Jordy, and what was behind the anger we saw from Jordy in Soul Stealer. In Ms. Cothern’s supernatural world, garouls are what most of us refer to as shifters – which I figured out once Jordy shifted into his panther form and Nick became a wolf. Where Ms. Cothern’s garouls differ from most shifter books I’ve read is that they can become stuck in their animal form if they spend more than 24 hours in that state; while it’s not unheard of for shifters to go “feral,” embrace their inner animal, or whatever particular term is used to indicate that the individual is no longer able to return to their human form, 24 hours is the shortest period of time for permanency to set in that I’ve ever encountered, but it certainly ratcheted up the suspense factor of the book. But I’m getting ahead of myself here.  Nick and Jordy are best friends and have been pretty much since the moment they met five years earlier. I found Nick’s telling of their meeting rather interesting and would have loved to have heard the entire story of the events of that night. Because of their bond, we learn that they engage in ménages on a regular basis (2 or 3 times a week), but that there was never any sexual contact between them … until their last encounter three months ago. While we don’t get to sit in for that particular encounter (or any of their ménages = sad, sad me), the guys discuss it a couple of times once Nick realizes that it is at the heart of why Jordy began distancing himself from Nick. As the book is told from both characters’ points of view, it was easy to feel Jordy’s frustration as he struggled to come to terms with what it was about that encounter that was bothering him and Nick’s feeling of loss as his friend asked for space while he tried to figure it out. The book really got interesting when Jordy took his need for space literally and headed out to his cabin in the middle of nowhere (i.e., a national park in Florida). Apparently it’s true even for garouls that distance makes the heart grow fonder and Jordy invites Nick out to the cabin so they can hash things out once and for all. When the men realize that they are not gay in the traditional sense but they are certainly gay for each other, the situation come to a head (pun intended) and things get hot and steamy real quick. Ultimately it is the bond of intimacy they forge that becomes Jordy’s only chance for survival when the outside suspense element is introduced. Ms. Cothern has crafted a novella that strikes the right balance of paranormal, suspense, and romance elements with hot M/M action in When Beasts Bite. Yet again, she has left me anticipating the next novel in the Shadow series, Barely Restrained, where the even more elusive Roni’s secrets will be revealed.  I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!