Saturday, December 21, 2013


Publisher: Torquere Press
Date published: 10/30/13
ISBN: 978-1-61040-596-6
MM Shapeshifter
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 4

Templeton Reed is a striped skunk who works for the Office for Transmogrification Registration checking genealogies of shapeshifters. It’s Halloween and rogue shifters are going wild killing unusual shapeshifters. Mikel Lupei, the alpha of the Lake Erie werewolf pack leads a team to locate and kill the rogues. All too soon it appears that they’re after Templeton and that Templeton attracts him for other reasons as well.

I really enjoyed this book. Templeton is a very different hero, not just because of what kind of shapeshifter he is, but also because of his personal characteristics. A man with a wonderful sense of humor, several weaknesses and a great attitude to life and its troubles. Yet one who has the ability to stand up for himself and the one he loves when he has to.

As well as some great lines and great humor, there is plenty of plot, some sexual tension and one sex scene. Some of the minor characters are a lot of fun as well and there is potential for sequels in there. I liked the cover, too. It’s different, but very suitable. The book contains plenty of action as Templeton’s work, the wolf pack’s situation and the underlying problem of the rogues all come to a head at Halloween.
Despite a couple of dangling modifiers and a few minor grammatical errors, this is a very enjoyable read with plenty of lines to laugh at, to gasp at, and to scream in fright at. A great blend of story, action and characters.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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