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Monday, May 30, 2011

Tia’s War by Kama Spice

Tia’s War by Kama Spice
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (111 pages)
Other: Light BDSM, F/F, M/F, Anal Sex
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Clematis

Tia is of mixed blood, a human and shapeshifter. She is stronger and faster than other women and has joined a band of rebels to put her extra-human abilities to use. Now she has been sent into enemy territory to seek and destroy a toxic substance, but something goes terribly wrong.

During the mission, Tia is captured by Inuku, the general of the enemy’s warriors. Tia knows she should hate him, but she has seen this massive shifter in her dreams. She recalls with exquisite detail the feel of his hands and mouth on her body. Try as she might, Tia cannot stop herself from responding to Inuku. Just being near him makes her skin burn for his touch. Would he command her body the way he commands his warriors?

The longer she’s around him, the more desperate she is to find out. When things become heated, in more ways than one, Tia has to decide between her desire to escape the enemy and her increasingly powerful desire for Inuku.

I hadn’t read anything by Kama Spice before Tia’s War, so my delight with the beauty and richness of the exotic world and characters within was genuine and appreciative!

In Tia’s world, a war is raging. She is a ‘conditioned’ soldier; a Stealth Blade band leader of the human resistance rebels, fighting to rid the human territories of the blood-lusting, shape-shifting Lith’hah beasts.

At least that’s the propaganda she’s grown up with, believes in and is committed to defending the human race from…

Although pronounced a perfectly normal human being as a child, Tia feels an abnormality growing within. She tries to hide those differences as she ages, but strange dreams that have haunted her since she was abandoned by her Mother plague her, and just may hold the key to her future and the truth that will at last be revealed.

The characters are wonderful; richly vivid and completely captivating!
I adored Inuku, Tia’s proud catman shape-shifter, descended from Siberian cats and General of the Lith’han army. He’s every inch the alpha warrior; his absolute presence, command and grace virtually leaps at you from right off the page! He and Tia have a smoldering passion that is as powerful and all encompassing, as it is ethereal. It's beautifully detailed, bold and dramatic.

I loved the feel of this story. It’s different. It has a unique style, a haunting quality that is erotic and exotic, and gives a new spin on the often repetitive shape-shifter romances. There’s a depth to the story, despite its relatively short length. It’s well developed, absorbing and satisfying to the very end.

I couldn't help but wonder if there might be more? It would make a wonderful series, as there are so many characters in here that deserve to have their stories told too! Imagine my surprise and delight, when I found two more at Ellora’s Cave! I highly recommend you get your own copies of all three today... I did!

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