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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Black Cat Fever by Desiree Holt

Black Cat Fever by Desiree Holt
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Paranormal, contemp, holiday
Length: Short Story (41 pgs)
Other: M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 3 Cherries
Reviewed by Dahlia

It’s Halloween, and for two special black cats the night when they must find their mates—or else.

Panther shifter Dea Russo waits each year for Halloween, the only night to search for her mate. As the daughter of the late pack alpha she has the power to pass along to the male she chooses.

But each Halloween passes without success until the night she meets Kyle Donovan, a man who pleasures her senses in every way possible—until mixed breed outcast Dane Maguire tries to stake a claim.

Will Kyle arise from the bed of erotic pleasure to defend the woman who holds his future in her hands?

It's Halloween and it's the perfect time to find a mate or at least it better be...

Imagine there's a club that appears on Halloween and disappears as soon as the night is over. Now imagine that if you don't find your mate during that 24-hour time frame, you're basicly screwed since then you'd have to wait until next year. Dea has been going to this exclusive club every year for a while and is beginning to doubt that a mate for her exists. With a little extra push from a trusted member of the pack, she decides to join in the festivities again this year. Enter the mysteriously sexy Kyle who just so happens to already know Dea.

I found it interesting that although the couple seem fairly normal by shifter standards, the romance between the two felt just a little awkward. In the middle of all the foreplay and seduction that Kyle has started with Dea, he pauses because he forgot the wine. Huh? It just didn't feel like that part really fit Kyle's Alpha personality. I don't know maybe it's just me, but once I started getting all hot and bothered, I wouldn't be stopping for anything short of the apocalypse!

The sex is sensual with an undercurrent of restrained animalistic passion. The bathtub scene is very stimulating and sure to be a favored for all the bath loving readers out there and might just even a convert a few shower-lovers.

Ms. Holt writes imagery very well. I had no problems picturing every scene and all the necessary details without being overwhelmed by the descriptions. It is a short story and I would have loved to learn more about this unique pack of shifters, but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless. This was my first Desiree Holt read, but not my last.

Recommended reading for fans of the infamously superstitious black cat.

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