Templeton Reed has been hiding his inner polecat since he was a child. Keeping his animal secreted is hard for a shifter, especially when one is living in a secret community of mystical beings. It's the wolf shifters that cause Templeton the most trouble with their darned sensitive noses.
Templeton has a run-in with the Lake Erie pack and their alpha, Mikel Lupei, at the Office for Transmogrification Registration (OTTER). Templeton has a desk job checking registration papers and dealing with wolf shifters is not part of his job description. After that upsetting meeting, the meek and mild office worker suddenly finds himself in the center of not only civil unrest among the shifter community, but a violent plan for a coup aimed at rousting Mikel.
Templeton and Mikel, a skilled tracker of rogue shifters, are soon not only fighting for their lives, they're also fighting the rigidly archaic rules of their kind, as well as the person responsible for trying to take over Mikel's pack from the inside. Can this magical odd couple turn a passionate attraction into a full-fledged love affair?
©2013 V.L. Locey (P)2016 V.L. Locey
An Erie Halloween is an amusing re-imagination of the shifter genre of romance novel. The plot uses an illogical absurd coupling of wolf-shifter and a skunk-shifter that is reminiscent of the Pepe Le Pew cartoons of childhood. However, in this incarnation, Le Pew a sarcastic wise cracking character played off against a big powerful bad boy wolf shifter with a scholarly refined side to him.
It is a reductio-ad-absurdum of the genre. I smiled and chuckled my way through the entire book.
I love to read any genre and most topics. I like diversity and engaging characters. I write, garden, cook,craft and chill with my furbabies
Do you have a couple hours to kill that you need a short story and want something light-hearted and fun-filled? I have the story for you! An Eerie Halloween is the tale of Templeton a Skunk shifter( yes you heard me right a skunk shifter) How he meets and falls for a wolf shifter, a mystery where he finds himself the prey and some hot man-sex.
I loved this story in book form, but Ron Welch really brought the characters to life. You know from the first sigh that he is not gonna just read but put great inflictions and life. I loved Mikel's accent too!
If you like paranormal romance with a touch of humor, Lycan's,skunk shifters, a little mystery and some hot man-sex. This is for you!
This is a fairly short story so world-building, characters & plot come together a little too abruptly. However, if you want a short, sweet little love story w/ a request for tolerance of differences, this will do nicely.
Its biggest issue is the narration. Ron Welch has a pleasing voice, performs well and his character voices are fine, BUT he constantly mispronounces words. (I'd give him a 4 if he had a reasonable spoken vocabulary)
This happens throughout the entire story, w/ a variety of words, which was Extremely distracting! Some of the time it sounded like the problem might have been an incorrect word from using auto-correct on the text. The rest of the time it was definitely just the narrator not pronouncing the words correctly.
Are audio books not edited? Isn't there someone in the whole recording process to make sure the book is Actually ready for release?
An Erie Halloween is a fun size M/M romance w/ editing issues.
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