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Monday, October 10, 2011

Tail on the Moon by Sandra Sookoo

Tail on the Moon by Sandra Sookoo
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (52 pgs)
Heat Level: sensual
Rating: 3.5 books
Reviewed by Aloe

Finding herself is harder than she expected.

Rosemary Nickles is stressed out. She has no knack for magic, and lives in Crystal Falls, where that just won't do. It's not easy being a plain old human in a town full of magic makers, especially when her sister is incredibly talented in the paranormal department.

Part-time firefighter, full-time hottie Luke Nolin harbors a secret. Every month he turns furry and howls at the full moon. Even living and working in Crystal Falls, he's not comfortable being a werewolf. Years earlier he nearly killed someone, so devotes his energy to hiding his inner lycanthrope.

If Luke can learn to embrace his true self, then Rosemary might just discover there is more to her than even she knows about. Their path to true love isn’t easy—the town is a mess, the resident witch and order-keeper is gone, and a gang of thugs has taken over Halloween. But this is Crystal Falls, where through acceptance and love anything is possible...just remember to watch out for things that go bump in the night.

If your boyfriend was a shape shifter who couldn’t control his wolf’s lust for blood, would you still date him?

Ms. Sookoo writes light hearted silly stories about magic that are fun to read. This one was a bit more serious than the tooth fairy story I read earlier.

The author creates two very interesting characters. Rosemary is trying to find her magic. She’s a pretty woman who seems to be slow at developing her magic; or maybe she just doesn’t have any? She’ll even go practice in the meadow naked trying to find some. Luke is a part-time fireman, part-time veterinarian who is trying to pay back the harm he did when he first lost control to his wolf. Both characters are strong in their beliefs. They are also attracted to each other.

Ms. Sookoo makes magic a normal part of life in this small town. All the folks who want a “normal” life despite their talents have gathered in this one small, safe place. In Tail on the Moon, this lifestyle is being threatened by evil forces. They even shoot at Rosemary.

I enjoyed watching Rosemary and Luke’s relationship move forward. The author gives her characters plenty of challenges. The other residents in town are quirky as well as magical, so it’s entertaining to see who does what throughout the story.

If you enjoy magic, humor, and some romance mixed together, this will be a good read for you. It is the last story in the Holiday Magic Series. Be sure to check out the first five, they all are good reads.