Through Rain and Missing Mantaurs (Elemental Rain #1)
Pony is a bipedal half-centaur with no desire to waste tears on a history she cannot remember. She’s busy enough with her mail routes and package deliveries and floundering through an unrequited love for the beautiful ...more
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by Jeanne Marcella (Goodreads Author)
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As debut novels come this is certainly a complex creation, in which the in-depth ideas and bold singularity stands-out a mile. Acceptance of homosexuality and multiple marriages somewhat contradicts all reasoning when relationships between the races is forbidden, (an element within this novel that I found most surprising). The main character ‘Horsemeat’ is a half-breed Centaur, with her story and experiences bei ...more
The second thing that makes this a difficult read are the characters. The main character, is a half bread centaur - she seem human but has a tail. She's shunned, mocked, abused, and treated worse than most animals. But ...more
Reason I read it was because two authors whose work I love recommended it - Lindsay Buroker and Kendra Highley. Thanks!
The prose was good. I didn't find it stilted or juvenile like much of the self published books on the market now. Good prose goes a long way for me. That said, the author's style couldn't make up for the content. The concepts were just too much for me. Mates of each sex, bestiality, gang rape...It was too much and jerked me out of the world. Granted, the world building is quite good and the ideas are unique (kissing and sharing your home bed adding up to marriage commitment/wed ...more
She writes queer dark fantasy not for the faint of heart, and fun urban fantasy soaps, all with romantic elements.