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Monday, August 10, 2009

Werecats and Werelocks by Dakota Cassidy

Werecats and Werelocks by Dakota Cassidy
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Christmas, Halloween, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (222 pgs)
Other: M/F/M, Voyeurism
Rating: 5 Cherries
Review by Holly

Four strong, sexy women, four kooky, supernatural dilemmas, four fantastically hot men. Four stories of the most unlikely, improbable way to find the love of your life. Join Felicity, Charlie, Frankie and Addison for a series of zany Dakota Cassidy adventures!

This collection contains the previously released novellas Catnipped, A Were-Cat Christmas, Werelock, and Confessions of a Wannabe Witch.

Four super hot hunks meet up with four magically wacky women to make this the funniest collection of tales I’ve read this summer. Dakota Cassidy brings out the giggles and more with these four delightfully lighthearted and sexy tales of magic gone slightly off.

Catnipped gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “wrong place at the wrong time”. Charlie Ledbetter makes a stop at the local pet supply store to pick up some chewy bones for her dog Pinky, and gets caught between two gorgeous guys fighting in the aisle. When the guys come to blows, Charlie is accidentally caught between them, and in the course of things, one of the men nips her ear hard enough to draw blood. No big deal, unless you’re Charlie and you are allergic to cats: extremely allergic. And the gorgeous hunk that bit her, well he is a tiger shifter, and now, Charlie is becoming one. And experiencing all of the reactions she has to her allergy, multiplied by about ten times. Just imagine, she is allergic to…herself! And her dog won’t come near her anymore, either, and she is starting to look at raw meat in a whole new way.

A Were-Cat Christmas is definitely not your everyday kind of holiday story. Frankie Lane is unhappy with her parents’ choice of mate for her. As a Were-Cat, she must mate before her thirtieth birthday, or remain in her Persian cat form forever. She is already stuck in that form, on the run, hungry and trapped in a dumpster behind a Chinese restaurant. Can things get any worse? Of course they can. Frankie is rescued by the pushy secretary of Sam Carsters who thinks Sam spends too much time at the office, alone. She decides to clean Frankie up and give her to Sam for Christmas. That’s how Frankie ends up in a cage on the desk in Sam’s office, with a big red bow around her neck.

Werelock is an All Hallows Eve tale. When Addison Ross takes her over-active niece and nephew pumpkin picking for Halloween, she picks up much more than a big orange piece of fruit. Under her pumpkin is a small statue, and she takes it home, not suspecting that it is an artifact of great significance. There is a demon that wants to destroy the world as we know it, and he needs the talisman to do it. Enter our handsome and virile hero, Caleb Marsden, he has come to Addy’s door determined to protect her from the danger.

Confessions of a Wannabe Witch brings us Felicity Speillman, a dyslexic witch who just can’t get her spells right. In a last ditch effort, her parents have shipped her off to Castoffsphere, the final training ground where Felicity will either succeed and earn her broom, or fail and be branded a failure forever. Felicity can’t work a spell to save her life, and those she tries end up badly. After a night of overindulgence at the local bar, commiserating with her equally challenged friends Felicity goes home and performs an ill-advised spell.

Dakota Cassidy has a very different sense of the absurd. These stories are a delight, and I found that once I started, I could not put them down. If you enjoyed her Accidental books, you will love these. If you have never read Dakota Cassidy, these are a great start to a new auto-buy author. You will giggle, chuckle and even laugh out loud at the antics of these four women and their adventures with the hot hunks they fall in with.

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