Book Reviews

My Spotted Dream (Purrfect Mates 8) by Joyee Flynn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Vampires / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 30-September-2012

Book Blurb

Cam Cowell lives a secluded life, hiding away in his room, playing with his toys to ease his frustration, and running the vampires’ servers. Except to eat and let his cheetah run, he never ventures out. It’s a lonely existence but better than the whispers and stares he can feel, even if he can’t see them, reminding him that he’s the reject of the Cowell family. He’s a blind predator that faints at the scent of blood… Doesn’t that say it all?

 

After one brief kiss that made him run, he hasn’t so much as bumped into Hayden. The vampire’s waited too long to claim him, though, and he won’t delay anymore. He’s almost manic with need for Cam. When Denver, their other mate, shows up, will things get better, or will Cam never have anything go right in his life, always to be the one people pity?

 

Book Review

As is usual for this series, the combination of mates draws for a range of paranormals, increasing the initial misunderstandings and issues, but also making the "figuring it out" and ultimate reward stages a lot of fun. There is no deep conflict here, but some of the shenanigans these guys get up to are quite amusing and somewhat unusual. It all starts with one of them being blind (but only in human form), the second mate holding back until he goes almost crazy, and the third walking in worrying about the "inconvenience" of this mating for his career. The tone is light and humorous, with the unique world view of the blind cheetah shifter coloring the entire story.

 

Camden, or Cam for short, is somewhat of a recluse, since he misses a lot being blind. He has also damaged his sensory nerves (in an attempt to stop being nauseated by blood), so his perceptions of the world are somewhat reduced. The first mate he finds is a vampire, who can no longer hold back his mating drive, and proceeds to ravish Cam – in public and without any consideration of Cam's needs. I found that very hard to deal with and it took me a while (longer than it took Cam) to forgive him. The third partner is a doctor specializing in shifter physiology – a skill that comes in very handy indeed.  

 

One cyber attack and several steps to identifying the enemies who have been trying to kill them later, the three new mates are beginning to figure out the triad's dynamics. Much of which happens in bed, well, once they stop doing it in public every time.  If you like threesomes with unusual paranormals and interesting dynamics, if you’re interested to see how a blind shifter deals with life, and if you enjoy lots and lots of man-on-man-on-man action, you will probably enjoy this light, entertaining read.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 115 pages/35331 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 27-September-2012
Price $5.50 ebook
Buy Link http://www.bookstrand.com/my-spotted-dream