Black and White

Zenina Masters
Black and White
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Extasy Books
Release Date
March 2014
Book 15 of Shifting Crossroads
Erotic Romance, Paranormal with Romantic Elements, Vamps & Shifters Romance

Ty was raised by a mage who took her on as a favour to her mother. She can read magic, feel magic but not use it. Her skills come in handy while working for the Shifter Council as a hunter or bounty hunter for misbehaving shifters.

On assignment to find a man guilty of the ultimate betrayal to their kind, she is doped and caged by some mages, and what a shock, so is her opposite number, Alatas.
Al has been trying to get himself assigned to every job that Tyanna does. He has been enthralled with her, but he has known from the outset that he was punching above his weight class. What use could a panda have for a binturong after all?

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Apr 13, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
126 people found the following review helpful
The Shifting Crossroad series is addictive. In the latest installment, the readers are treated to a panda and a bearcat shifter. What exactly is a bearcat? It is also known as a binturong, which is a Southeast Asian mammal. It's hard to describe and best to see pictures of it on the internet. It sort of looks like an animal with a raccoon head without the mask and the body of a wolverine. The tail is long and plush like a cat but much thicker.

Tyanna is a panda who is sensitive to magic and also a bounty hunter. A fellow hunter is Alatas, a bearcat. The plot of the story reveals more details about kidnapped shifters. The horror of what the shifters go through is degrading. The darkness of this plot is balanced by the romantic element between Tyanna and Alatas. It's sweet and enjoyable to watch.

This story isn't complicated. The characters aren't even that complex. The world building is becoming more involved with new twists and reveals.

What pulls a reader back over and over again to this series is how Ms. Masters creates her shifters. Ms. Masters is an artist when she blends behaviours of a panda with a human. Some of the calming actions Tyanna uses are shown in panda form. It's this attention to detail and the little nuances which makes the story rich and enjoyable. The tidbit regarding varieties of bamboos and how Tyanna grows them and when she eats them is clever. The confessions with the worst thing for being a panda or bearcat will cause a reader to chuckle. All of this together makes Ms. Masters' Crossroad series a must read for me. I just can't stop after one.

Recommended for paranormal lovers who like innovative new shifters.
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