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Friday, July 30, 2010

Repertoire: Cardiff by Mychael Black

Repertoire: Cardiff by Mychael Black
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (33 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

A year ago, dragon shifter Vincent Sheridan and vampire prince Devon Hart forged a union, putting an end to the war between shifters and vampires. Although Devon has been forthcoming in his own past, Vincent has remained silent on his own. Now a new menace has reared its ugly head.

A figure from Vincent's past is poised to claim Cardiff, Wales, as his own--using his sorcery and otherworldly charisma to force the people to follow him. Knowing he has no choice, Vincent realizes he must stop the madness before it's too late. Doing so requires him to admit who he is and to protect the people who once revered him.

It's going to take every resource he possesses--even those he fought hard to forget.

A Vampire and a Dragon meet and have a sizzling affair. Sounds like the start of a dirty joke, but Repertoire: Cardiff is anything but.

I know when I open a Mychael Black story, I’m going to be entertained. This is another great story. I’m not a huge fan of dragon shifters, but this is one of my exceptions. The emphasis wasn’t so much on his being a dragon but more the moral battle he had to deal with. It’s a good illustration that things we think are simply black and white aren’t nearly as plain as we think. I liked it.

Vincent is a dragon shifter and so much more. He can manipulate magic and bring his partner, Devon, to his knees with a look. That’s some powerful stuff. And the devotion between them... I love seeing a pair of heroes that can exist separately, but have that balance that makes them need each other. This is one of Mychael Black’s strongest points. He creates heroes that you want to root for and can’t wait to see show their love for each other.

Be warned, when you open this story, it’s not simple or easy to figure out. The plot is complex and kept me in my seat until the last page. Every time I thought one thing would happen, it wasn’t what I thought and it worked out perfectly.

If you want a story that’s filled with passion, heart, and a healthy dose of fire, then you need to read Repertoire: Cardiff. I give this story 4.5 cherries.