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Possum Shifters! How much more originality do you want? In a world filled with Werewolves and other predatory shifters, they are certainly a fresh breeze.It takes serious talent and humor to turn a nightly invasion in to material for paranormal M/M romance.
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Possum? *pauses* Possum shifter? Possum shifter romance? *scratches head*
Huh? Que what?
I won't lie. When us unicorns chose this book to be our book of the month, I was a little stunned. Because WTF is interesting about possums, right?
Who wants to read romance between roadkill garbage munchers?
Apparently this girl.
What I expected? Some shifter fluff about an underwhelming species.
What I got? A story with more depth than I expected. It's not angst- ...more
A really unique shifter world created here. Maybe a bit too much of a focus on the politics to the point that the romance was back burnered but the MC's were endearing when together. I enjoyed learning about the whole possum culture but I felt that they were pretty harsh to Seth for his absence. A really interesting read and I loved the ending.
At first glance I was like, huh, opossum shifters--seriously?
Don't be fooled by that. There's so much more to this book than troublesome little critters (although the Johnson triplets certainly count as such...)
This is the story of Dustin and Seth, best childhood friends who haven't seen each other in years. Seth used to live in the small town of Possum Kingdom, but after his parents died, his maternal grandmother took him away. However, Seth ...more
A wonderful light hearted whimsical tale of Opossum shifters. Funny and sweet with plenty to keep the reader interested.
As cute as the possum’s are, Seth as a man had my heart aching. Thanks to an overbearing Grandmother, Seth is raised without the love and affection he would of received if he had been left with his Great Aunt. In turn Seth has little self worth and allows himself to set ...more
Possums are not particularly clever... nope. Nor are they the most sexy things. They eat crickets, snuffle about, and are generally uninteresting.
Eden Winters is clever. She creates sexy and interesting!
This wasn't a sappy once-upon-a-time we were best friends now we're boyfriends. There's plenty of mercenary shifter politicking to keep Dustin and Seth from their insta-love HEA now that they've been reunited.
June's UM Buddy Read and Chat Book - YAY!
This was a fun read. I liked that it didn't take itself too seriously, yet didn't become a joke either. I did feel bad for Seth through a lot of the book. The poor dude didn't have it easy and not too many people/possums cut him much slack. Considering he was in the dark for quite awhile I had to sympathize with him. To his credit though, he didn't whine and hide he took the opportunities in Possum Kingdom and made something from them.
I liked Dus ...more
Cute shifter story with more than a few moments that had me grinning. Other moments were more serious, and some were a little silly.
Moments that made me laugh:
(view spoiler)[Photo shoot with three young possums fighting/preening for the camera.
Seth playing dead with the dog, and hanging from the jungle gym. (hide spoiler)]
Things I wasn't crazy about:
Monica...she was over the top rude and bitchy. (view spoiler)[Seth was a little boy, hauled away against his will, her complaints were ridiculous ...more
This starts out with Seth still a little boy and about to have his life changed forever.
Poor Seth, I felt so sorry for him, alone and he seemed to stay that way until he came back to his hometown to settle his great aunt's estate.
He comes into a town that is different although he doesn't quite know what is off, but that's ok, he just wants to get everything in order and leave again, until he sort of doesn't want to.
His childhood best friend Dustin has grown up and the friendship they once shared ...more
I adored the fact that this was a light-hearted, slightly funny but cute read. Seth is actually pretty depressing. He lets people walk all over him because he just wants to be loved, accepted, and liked. Unfortunately, others see him as easily manipulated. When he reconnects with Dustin, thin ...more
A copy of this book was provided to me for a fair and honest review.
This is a book to savor - every word, every page. It is definitely a character-driven book, and what characters they are! NAKED TAILS is like an addictive drug. When you get to the end you will be sad it’s over and may even do like I did and write to Ms. Winters asking for more stories about Seth , Dustin, and the possum passel, Andy and the fox skulk, Seth’s ex-boyfriend Michael and his unlikely ne ...more
"Possum shifters!" (waving the e-reader triumphantly)
Seriously: it was good. To be sure, a waddling possum doesn't have the same je ne sais quois as an alpha wolf, but this was not that story. This was a sweet, well-developed tale (sorry) of a community of possum shifters in the rural South.
I'm always excited when Eden writes a new book, but this one was even more exciting because it's about possum shifters! The seed of the story came from a very wild tale Eden wrote about on her blog, and with the encouragement of friends, turned into this story. I remember reading about the whole opossum debacle, and if I could find the post(s) on her blog, I'd share it/them, but I can't. Nevertheless, that's no reason not to read this book and thoroughly enjo ...more
I enjoy reading shifter stories. However, I tend to stick to the "normal" shifters -- wolves and big cats mostly. My engineering brain has a hard time suspending disbelief for large mammal shifters. Small mammals? Yeah, I just can't go there. For this reason, I have put off reading Naked Tails by Eden Winters for quite a while. Despite REPEATED pleas by good friend and fellow reviewer Becky Condit, Naked Tails by Eden Winters has remained firmly on my "eventually...more
It's a sweet and funny tale about family, friendship, love and finding yourself and your place in the world.
Seth lost his parents when he was a child and had to move in with his grandmother, away from his childhood home, his aunt and his best friend Dusty. Now, 20 years later, Seth lives in Chicago, has a career he likes as a photographer and more than 1000 friends on his page. His relationship status isn't looking very good and after getting his hopes up about another reunion, with his sometimes boyfriend Michael, there is bad news he has to deal with. First Michael tells him about his engagem ...more
The story starts with Seth as a young boy being taken back to Chicago by his maternal grandmother after his parents death. She the proceeds to keep him away from his father’s side of the family, including his only living relative, his great-aunt, although she never really tells him why. It’s obvious however she blames them for her daughter’s death ...more
I liked Dusty. But, I thought he should have told Seth sooner let him make up his own mind about what he wants.
The romance between them was kind of on the backburner which was fine, but I didn't really FEEL the love between them. Did Seth NEED Dusty? YES! But ...more
Driven by insatiable curiosity, she possibly holds the world’s record for curriculum changes to the point that she’s never quite earned a degree but is a force to be reckoned with at Trivial Pursuit. ...more