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Shifting Sands by Jet Mykles
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May 02, 11

bookshelves: m-m, shifters
Read in May, 2011

This is an interesting way of writing a book, it's not an anthology but not a joint writing project in the traditional sense. Set on a ranch in Texas, the owner Ben married a Chinese woman (he's not entirely sure why he married her since he's gay, as is most of his staff) and after her failed attempts to seduce the other hands, she leaves with a young man cursing them all. What this means is that every full moon, for 24 hours or so, they turn into an animal. They've learned to live with it, and each ranch hands story is written by another author. It seems that when they fall in love, their lover also turns into an animal and it took me awhile to catch on, but they are the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac. Many of the stories have a humorous overtone. It's hard to take yourself too seriously when you turn into a rat or a rooster. I was really impressed that all of the stories were so even in tone. You would not think "Oh, definitely a different author here." but each story had it's own feel as well, that each man was distinctive. So if you're looking for something a bit different with touches of angst, humor and hot smexin' cowboys, it's a great choice. And think of the Chinese zodiac, there are some different shifters in there you don't see too often.
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message 1: by Alison (new)

Alison Roeder intriguing. Thanks.


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