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3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  483 Ratings  ·  129 Reviews
Marcin finds himself in a bind when he's trapped in his shifter form and sold at a pet store. Can he win over his new owner and make his escape? After a few weeks with Hamilton, does he want to?
ebook, 19 pages
Published 2010 by Scrbd
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Feb 01, 2016 karen rated it it was amazing

oh my god, this was adorable.

thanks so much to loederkoningin for writing a review for it, so i could read it myself, because it is 19 pages of awesome!

and i don't get to say that about a lot of the stuff i read just because i cannot believe it is real; all the monster erotica and lactation erotica and hucow erotica.

this is real.

and it barely even qualifies as erotica.

so, yeah, this is a story about a shapeshifter who goes man-to-hamster. which must be kind of disappointing. because - yayyy - yo
You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals!

This 19 pages short story is about a gay hamster lusting after the boy that bought him at the petstore and eventually ends up having sex with him.

It's not what you think!

I swear to God, I draw the line somewhere...but apparently just not at hamster sex.

And why would I? For this is a mean, vengeful hamster. And more importantly, a shape-shifter. You see, the hamster in this story is actually a hot boy. Poor Marcin, that's his name, was just nom nom nomm
Jul 22, 2011 Simsala rated it it was amazing
4,5 stars.

How "cute"!
Smart-mouthed hamster(!)-shifter with bad ass attitude is lusting for taking revenge on his captors and after his new "owners" luscious body...yeah!

Serena Yates
Jul 26, 2011 Serena Yates rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
Absolutely brilliant! I am still laughing. This is one of the funniest and most creative stories I have read in a long time. And it's a sweet love story on top. What more can you ask for?

I mean, the idea of a hamster shifter is funny enough, but to actually read about this guy's thoughts while he is in hamster form was hilarious. The story opening got me right there: "Marcin sat in the corner glaring at the two hamsters on the other side of the cage. If hamsters could kill with a glance, the lit
Jul 22, 2011 Calathea rated it really liked it
That was fun! About time somebody wrote about hamster-shifters.

Although I would have freaked if my hamster girl Jette had shifted...

This was my first of many things - first time using, first reeeeeeally short story that's non-anthology, first m/m (!!), and, most awesome of all, first HAMSTER SHIFTER. "Caged" was a super quick and funny read that should easily lift anyone's spirits in the span of 17 pages. Marcin (our hamster shifter) is awesome, and his hilarious and snarky stream-of-consciousness inner monologue while in hamster form had me alternately smirking, chuckling and laughing out loud. Give it a shot - h ...more
He leaned down and nuzzled Hamilton's crotch through the paisley boxers. Oh, that smelled great; he was hungrier for cock than he was for a nice juicy steak. Food could wait.
I get your point, but it could have been phrased more elegantly.

Anyhow, I expected this to be cleverer, funnier, and more satisfying overall.
The premise seemed hilarious, but the execution was mediocre – hamstershifter is bought by a guy who struts around naked all the time (when at home, duh) and as soon as he can shift aga
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I've read many books with different types of shifters but hamsters take the cake! Is there anything LESS bad-ass to shift into? I think not...

I'm a sucker for a hot, funny story and this was IT. It was funny, short, and sweet. I'm going to be reading more by Tam Ames in the future!
Heather C
Jul 26, 2011 Heather C rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Heather C by: Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
OMG!!! I think I'm still laughing. That was the funniest hamster shifter story ever!
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I expected the worst from this book. Seriously, a hamster shifter? WTF? A GAY HAMSTER SHIFTER? Double WTF!?! To my delight, this short story which easily takes less than 10 minutes to read is good. The writing was tight. Sticking to one POV was pleasurable.

Marek, er Marcin was so darn funny. He's a snarky vengeful little bugger. Hamilton is a sweet sweet guy. This story felt like tongue in cheek for me the entire time. I like it! Maybe Ms. Ames will read this review and write about this storylin
Jul 24, 2011 Feliz rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, m-m, shifter
Well, yes, it isn't as if this wasn't said before, but I can't resist. A HAMSTER shifter, of all things, and one who's anything but cute, to booth. From all I know about hamsters, I'd say the author portrayed this animal's personality perfectly - they're quite fierce, mean, vindictive little beasts.
I couldn't believe a hamster shifter could work, but he does just perfectly here. An entertaining, hilarious and yes, erotic story. Don't miss it!
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
only 19 pages but so funny and cute I just loved it
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
An adorably short and funny story about a hamster shifter who gets captured in the woods while in hamster form then shipped off to a pet store in another country, bought by a smoking hot nerd and all the while plotting his revenge against everyone who's kept him caged and lusting after the hotty who bought him. I really enjoyed it. :D
Eden Winters
Jul 29, 2011 Eden Winters rated it it was amazing
This was the first story I ever read by Tam Ames and it took only a few paragraphs to hook me and reel me in. Such a witty, fun-filled little tale. I look forward to whatever Ms. Ames comes up with next, for she definitely thinks outside the cage...errrr... I mean box.
Oct 15, 2011 Karla rated it really liked it
A gay hamster-shifter trapped in a Petsmart in Phoenix is brought home by a hot gay guy with relationship problems who fills his lonely nights watching viral videos and porn. True love ensues. Very snarky, very funny. :)
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Funny, clever short story!
Caged is a very cute free short read that had me laughing throughout the story. It's about Marcin, a hamster shifter who is caught in hamster shape and shipped to a pet store.

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Dec 15, 2011 Trix rated it really liked it
That was just so cute and funny!

Very enjoyable short story. Marcin was hilarious in his hamster rage and even when plotting heinous revenges against the people at the pet store, you still wanted to hug him and call him 'cutie wootie'. It would have made for an interesting story if it had been longer, detailing the time Marcin and Hamilton spent together and the shifter's history.

But this was endearing nonetheless. Just the thing to put a smile on your face!
Sep 15, 2012 Deeze rated it really liked it
This was one of the best shorts I've read in a while. The thought process of Marcin was brilliant.

I shall never look at a hamster the same way again. Loved it.
Karly *The Vampire Ninja & Luminescent Monster*


Well that was amusing!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a shapeshifter? I know I have, however, being a hamster never factored into those concepts. Being a shapeshifter who turned into a hamster would be super lame... as Tam Ames shows us in Caged - a short story about Marcin, a snarky gay man who is in fact just that, a boy who can turn himself into a hamster.

Marcin's snark and arger is awesome. His ass fetish, amusing. I am left with a feeling of moderate unease thoug
Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
Oh my Gosh. Sweet Lord what in the world did I just read? This was HILARIOUS. I mean seriously, even the blurb was good for the laughs. But the story? Oh my holy shit.

I was seriously expecting something hilarious, but still a sweet and innocent romance.

Imagine how bloody scarred I was when they had sex.


A big dog (wolf, blah) shifter having sex? Psht, bring it on.

A big cat (lion, panther, blah)?
Riina Y.T.
Apr 24, 2014 Riina Y.T. rated it really liked it
Recommended to Riina by: Gina
...who would have thought a hamster shifter could be THAT much fun ? :)

I'm new to this, I admit. This was absolutely lovable. I'm in love with that angry little hamster. More please!
Absolutely loved it.
Stacia (the 2010 club)
18 plus review. (erotica)

Uh, okay. I seriously thought this was a joke when I saw it on someone's update feed. I went over to to read it after laughing at the reviews here, and the laughing continued for me as I read this story, but I'm not sure if I was laughing because it was funny, or laughing at how odd the story was. Maybe a little bit of both.

This short story (19 pages) is extremely crude and does end in a m/m erotica romp, but I hate to say it, I laughed because it actually wa
Ok, I was going through the GR recommendations and this weird hamster picture jumps out at me. Of course, I had to click on it and peruse this oddity further. Turns out it's an extremely short novella about a... hamster shifter??? Make that a gay hamster shifter. What?? Bunnies be damned - Laurenston's Sara Morrighan would be proud!

This is a freebie story and so I thought WTH - no harm, no foul, right? Well, it was amusingly cute (as only hamsters can be) and the M/M romance that blossomed over
Jul 21, 2011 Lady*M rated it it was amazing
Hilarious - hamster-revenge and hamster-lusting were just too funny. Marcin is one of the most adorable narrators I've read about in a long time. The story is a definite mood improver. When you are down - read Caged. :)
♡Karlyn P♡
17 funny pages of m/m romance with a hamster-shifting hero and some snarky humor.

You can read it free here:
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Apr 21, 2014 Macky ~ Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews rated it really liked it
Recommended to Macky ~ Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews by: Gina
Lol! This was shifter hamster fun! Short sweet and snarky! And free!
Aug 23, 2012 Heller rated it really liked it
Hilarious and snarky. It had me at hamster shifter.
Thought this story was funny, entertaining, and adorable. Marcin is visiting in Europe. He's minding his own business sniffing around at the ground, he's a Hamster/Human Shifter, with some other hamsters when Wham! He gets caught inside a box and carted off somewhere. After a while he finds himself being put into a cage at a pet store back in the U.S. You might ask why he doesn't just change back into a human. Well he can't change until he gets to put all four feet on the ground.
As a human he is
Mar 21, 2012 willaful rated it did not like it
Shelves: bye, m-m
I might have liked this better if it hadn't had serious formatting issues, randomly changing fonts several times per page, often in the middle of a word. And it could've used some editing -- there were words missing and extra words, as if changes had been made incompletely. But I guess mostly it just wasn't the kind of humor that appeals to me, because I barely cracked a smile. A guy sitting around and fuming because he's been trapped in a cage in his hamster shape is just not my idea of hilario ...more
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I'm a single mom to a great 19 year old daughter at university, and I have a full-time job as well. I started reading m/m romance about 4 years ago, then went to reviewing and then writing.

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