Book Reviews

Light A Rocket (Midnight Rodeo 4) by Julia Talbot at Evil Plot Bunny

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Interspecies / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 05-October-2017

Book Blurb

Love is possible when the spirits move you.

Skinwalker Raven Walkingman is the number one cowboy at the Darque and Knight rodeo, at the top of his game. He has his animal spirit guides, good friends, and a fancy trailer. Raven prefers casual relationships, so when Rocket starts talking mates as shifters do, Raven pulls up the stakes. He doesn’t need to fall for a ragtag cheetah.

Cat shifter Rocket is fast, but he only has so many lives left, and he spends more time injured than not. He’s the worst rider in the Darque and Knight rodeo. Raven’s spirit guides adore him, though, and are more than happy to support him in his work and pursuit of Raven.

Raven and Rocket seem like an unlikely match, and sometimes it takes an otherworldly guide to make it right.




First Edition published by TurtleHat Creatives, 2016

Second Edition published by OmniLit/All Romance eBooks, 2016


Book Review

Unlikely matings may be a lot of work, and can take a lot of time before things are solved, but they do make for the best results. In the world of Darque and Knight, otherwise known as the supernatural rodeo, werewolves, cat and other shifters, vampires, ghost riders – to name but a few – are all hidden by special magick so the humans don’t notice something otherworldly is going on. In this fourth story the focus is on two loners who find out they are made for each other.  Rocket is one of the lowest men on the rodeo’s totem pole, and Raven is the king of the cowboys, situated at the very top. They fall for each other really quickly, but neither of them does things the easy way. So it takes them a while to get their act together – much to their disadvantage.

Rocket is a cheetah shifter who is meant to be part of a group of males. He is an extremely fast runner but he is not very good at any of the rodeo events and struggles to earn enough money to pay for his food and gas. He also believes he needs to earn his place and hates to accept charity – even Raven is rebuffed when he tries to be kind. The one thing Rocket knows is that Raven is his mate – but Raven is a player and Rocket can’t see how a loser like him could ever prove worthy of someone like Raven.

Raven is a spiritwalker and he has access to the abilities of several of nature’s spirits when he needs their help. So the spirit of the bear adds to his strength, the hawk helps him see better, the owl provides patience and wisdom, etc. I think this is a really cool concept. But Raven doesn’t want to commit to one man and even though he feels very drawn to Rocket, and his spirits want him to bond with the slight cheetah shifter, he resists. And when the spirits start talking to Rocket, Raven loses it because he thinks Rocket stole them from him and almost loses the best thing that ever happened to him.

If you like stories about men who have to overcome their own nature if they want to be together, if unlikely matings are your thing, and if you’re looking for a read that is funny, a little angsty, and very hot, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 80 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-March-2017
Price $2.99 ebook
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