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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scales and a Tail by Stormy Glenn

Scales and a Tail by Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (155 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, Toys
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Coreopsis

The paranormal world is in chaos. The elders are tired of their younger people playing the field, causing trouble, and fighting with each other. Everyone who attends the UPAC Conference now has twenty-four hours to claim a mate of a different species. If they don't, they will never have a mate. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings.

Beauregard Stratford is a bunny shifter. Simple enough, right? Unfortunately, he is the only white bunny shifter in existence. He also is cursed with violet eyes, hyperactivity, a strong weakness for anything shiny, and a penchant for leaving bubble gum everywhere.

When he finds himself mated to Sebastian Drakus, a dragon shifter and prince of his kind, Beauregard can't seem to make himself behave no matter how hard he tries. He wants to be good, to make Sebastian proud of him, really he does, but things just keep happening to him…bubble gum mishaps, getting drunk, not to mention that fact that he is a true bunny and constantly horny. Nothing seems to go right. Can he convince Sebastian he's worth the trouble, or will the dragon prince wash his hands of the whole bunny fiasco?

I have to say this is a very entertaining story with a lot of imagination. The idea of forcing shifters of different species to mate is comical and destined to wreak havoc for everyone involved. In this story we meet a rabbit and dragon who, for lack of better words, have been forced to mate. With a pairing like that it’s only natural for there to be a lot of mishaps and misunderstandings. This author took an unconventional pairing and made them into an unforgettable couple.

Sebastian is a dragon prince and he is not custom to following others orders. When informed that all shifters have to mate with someone of another species, he makes a hasty escape for the exit. He is stopped when he gets distracted by a small man running for his life. One small act of kindness on his part has his life changed forever.

Beauregard is an anomaly amongst other rabbits but even more so with his dragon mate. Beauregard is a very likeable character. He marches to the beat of his own drum and his quirkiness adds life to this story. His whole life he’s been made to feel different and when he meets his mate he grabs for his chance of happiness. When events unfold that Beauregard never for seen coming cause the relationship to go south. It takes love and forgiveness on both these mates part to make this relationship work.

The story line of demanding that people mate with the deadline being death if they don’t succeed is very inventive. The hijinks that ensue when you force people to step out of their norm cause endless conflicts. With this couple in particular there is a surprise that you will never see coming when involving two men. This story steps out of the realm of possibilities in more ways than one. Ms. Glenn has written a story that will keep you reading until the very end. I highly recommend giving Scales and a Tail a read.

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