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The Altered 2
(Lycanaeris, Book 2)
by Annabelle Jacobs
Length: 37,000 words
Genres: Gay (M/M), Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
A remote farmhouse in Cornwall seems the perfect place for Ash to settle into his recently altered status. Starting a new life there with Sam—the shifter he can’t stay away from—should be easy this far from London where they faced so much danger. So why does adjusting seem impossible?
Sam has issues of his own. He has to get used to his human form again after living the last eight years as a wolf. It’s hard when human worries weigh so heavily on his shoulders. Life is much more straightforward from a wolf’s perspective, until Ash needs his human support.
Ash’s problem is simple: he’s fearful of shifting fully. How can he believe he won’t hurt Sam when his genes were altered to create a killer? Despite repeated reassurance, his anger and resentment increase. Only one thing is certain: if Ash can’t learn to trust himself soon, he’s in danger of proving himself right.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The completion of the romance that began to develop between Ash and Sam in book one, ALTERED 2 has a different feel than the first book. While it's primary focus is their relationship, there is plenty of page time for the other characters who were living together at the farm at the end of book 1. It was fun to read how they were settling in and to find out what happens to Ash after being injected with the altered serum. Although it lacked the initial drama and adventure, this novella was a satisfying follow up to ALTERED and another well crafted offering from the creative pen of Annabelle Jacobs.
Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with her husband, three rowdy children, and two cats.
An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They're usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.
Tour Stops: May 28, 2015
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