Sunday, January 30, 2011
Romance Book Review: Shifting Sands
Genre: Witches/ Shifters/ M-M Romance
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I've been waiting for chance to read a new J.L. Langley book so when I heard of Shifting Sands I jumped at the chance to get a copy. The anthology combines stories from several of the top male-male romance authors available.
The stories in Shifting Sands are all related. The book starts off with a Prologue telling the general link between all the short stories and then each author takes a character and develops the romance for each. All the story are well written the the connection is done so well you don't realize that someone else is writing each piece.
The stories revolve around Shifting Sands ranch owned by Daniel. For some unexplained reason Daniel find himself married to Yi. Unbeknowst to Daniel, Yi is a witch and when Daniel doesn't meet her expectations she decides to curse the ranch and everyone on it, save Russell the young hand she takes with her when she flees from the Ranch.
The subsequent stories involve each of the members of the ranch and their new found mates. When each member of the ranch falls in love their mate also is affected by the curse. Finally Daniel's is the last story told by Jet Mykles and it isn't until that story finishes that Daniel and the ranch hands learn the truth about Yi.
Good stories with well developed plot and great male-male love scenes for those who like this style of book.
A woman's wrath is bad, but a witch's wrath is hell on earth. No one knows this better than the six men of Shifting Sands Ranch. When the owner's Chinese witch of a wife abandons him and the ranch, she takes one of the cowboys and leaves behind a curse that dooms the remaining inhabitants to a life that is anything but normal. Now, every month when the moon comes full, each man takes on the form of an animal. Witches, shifters and ancient curses, such is life on the Shifting Sands.