Book Reviews

Tails and Whiskers (Midnight Rodeo 6) by BA Tortuga at Evil Plot Bunny

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 09-October-2017

Book Blurb

Love conquers injustice.

Tiger shifter Dmitri loves his new home at the Darque and Knight rodeo, and he adores all of his new friends. His past as a circus animal remains strong in his memory, though, particularly when he sees inequality, like the hot little fox shifter who isn’t allowed on rodeo grounds unless he’s working.

When fox Isaac meets the handsome, burly tiger, the attraction is instant. He’d love to spend more time in Dmitri’s den, but as a contracted performer his access to the rodeo is limited. It doesn’t help that his greedy goblin boss refuses to loosen his grip.

Can Dmitri and Isaac find a way to be together, and to make a change for the better of everyone at D&K?




First Edition published by TurtleHat Creatives, 2016

Second Edition published by OmniLit/All Romance eBooks, 2016


Book Review

‘Tails and Whiskers’ is the sixth story of the ‘Midnight Rodeo’ series, set in the world of Darque and Knight, otherwise known as the supernatural rodeo. Werewolves, cat 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. I was very excited to learn more about Siberian tiger shifter Dmitri. He has a dark past, but is clearly feeling better the longer he stays with Darque and Knight. When a chance encounter near the lake lets him meet some of the trick riders, all fox shifters, he is particularly drawn to the youngest, Isaac. Their romance is hot and heavy, but not without issues – thanks to evil goblins. Nobody inside the rodeo is aware of their machinations and terror regime until Dmitri finds out what has been going on right under the rodeo members’ noses.

Dmitri is a big, powerful Siberian tiger shifter, and usually quiet. Meeting Isaac, a quirky little fox shifter, is very exciting, and finding out they are mates is surprising but thrilling. Dmitri hates injustice, so when he discovers the way Isaac, his brothers, and the other entertainers are mistreated, he gets upset. They should all be treated equally - after all, the entertainers are part of the rodeo. Dmitri knows Isaac is his mate and they want to be together, but the restrictions placed on the entertainers are in the way. Once Dmitri finds out who is behind it, he is ready to fight, but nobody else will believe him until it is almost too late.

Isaac is one of the Flying Foxes and loves performing at the rodeo. But he and the others in his group are segregated, not allowed inside the rodeo unless they are working, and subjected to very unjust treatment by their “master” who is a cruel goblin intent on exploiting them. Isaac knows he is powerless, but he wants to be with his mate. Isaac will do anything to keep Dmitri safe, and doesn’t even stop trying to get into the rodeo after he is heavily beaten and almost dies. But things get far worse for Isaac once the goblin finds out the rodeo workers are trying to get the contract changed…

If you like stories about mates who are very different yet clearly belong together, if two men having to fight evil powers before they can be together are your thing, and if you’re looking for a read that is suspenseful, has one character in mortal danger, yet is hot and sweet at the same time, then you will probably like this novella as much as I do. It’s a wonderful example of what a coincidental meeting can lead to and how an unlikely couple can make a life together.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 72 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 06-March-2017
Price $2.99 ebook
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