A guest review by Leslie
The finest treasures aren’t always gold…
Sometimes you find magic in the most unexpected places. That’s what Cotton Myer discovers when a pair of ravens tries to steal his belt buckle and spurs. When the birds turn into men before his very eyes, he knows his little watering hole in the desert is no ordinary pool.
Kaya and Kasa have been collecting treasures a long time, but Cotton is the finest one they’ve ever seen.
Can they learn to trust enough to keep him?
I absolutely loved this story.
To appreciate how remarkable this statement is, you need to understand that I don’t usually read or care for paranormal, shapeshifter type stories. But I had read something by B.A. Tortuga a few months ago which I enjoyed, and this book is for a good cause (see below) so I decided to give it go. Boy, am I glad I did! This was a totally unexpected, delightful pleasure.
Kasa and Kaya are two big black birds (variously described as blackbirds, ravens, and crows) who are flying above the desert when they spy something shiny: Cotton Myer’s belt buckle and spurs. Cotton is bathing in the river and singing—he’s also shiny, what with his water slicked skin and sparkling blue eyes. They decide that maybe they need that treasure, too.
Cotton is a lonely cowboy who has been wandering in the desert with his old nag, Bonner. When two large blackbirds appear at his campsite and shift into young men who propose a trade, he’s not quite sure what to think. Has he gone plumb loco, become addlepated, maybe even died and gone to heaven? Whatever…Cotton decides to let things unfold as they will without worrying too much about what is going on. As a reader, you should let the story unfold, too. I’m not going to say much (it’s a short novella and I don’t want to spoil it). Let’s just say that it very sensual, very erotic, and very magical.
For those who usually don’t read M/M/M ménage, or westerns, or paranormals—let yourself move out of your comfort zone and give this one a try. I did and I am very glad to have had the experience of this book. Highly recommended. Enjoy!
NB: All Romance ebooks is having a special “28 Days of Heart” promotion during the month of February. A new novella is being released every day. All proceeds from the sales of these books will be donated to the American Heart Association to support heart health and research. Five m/m books are included in the releases and I will be reviewing all five here at Wave’s site: Exchange of Hearts by G.A. Hauser (review here); A Fair Trade by B.A. Tortuga (this review); Love is Blindness by Sean Michael; Sea of Sin by India Harper; and GPS by Leigh Ellwood. The books are reasonably priced and support a good cause, so do consider a purchase of any of them if you are tempted by my reviews.
Disclaimer: Even though Wave receives many books for review, I am purchasing these five for myself and volunteered to review them for the site.