A. CATHERINE NOON & RACHEL WILDER
30 May 2012
Torquere Press, A Torquere Birthstone
Gay Romance, Sci-Fi / Fantasy Romance
Rating: 4 Cups
When Keepers enters into a Contract, it is their duty to see to the health and home of their Hunters. Teeka has decided to become a Keeper, hoping it will be a great adventure. But only a few months into the Contract, his Hunter is killed. Now he is feeling lost and vulnerable.
Helping Brant choose his Keeper is a double-edged sword for Senior Hunter Quill. Still he will never have begrudged the older man just because he desires the same Keeper. Brant’s subsequent death is a horrible shock, and Quill feels the loss of a great friend, but as his heir, it is his duty to see to the Hunter’s Stake.
Having lost Brant, Teeka fears he will be sent back to the Keeps, though the Stake they are about to claim should rightfully belong to him and Brant’s heir, despite having no idea on how to get it. He is very thankful for Quill’s agreement to work the Stake, even more thrilled when the Hunter invites him along. Teeka and Quill fall into an easy camaraderie. Then as the days wear on, their building attraction becomes too hard to ignore. While the fierce desert storms rage outside their tent, Quill and Teeka fall deeper and deeper in love. But something more sinister than the wind is about to blow their world apart.
The descriptiveness of Teeka and Quill’s alien world is fantastic, giving the reader an almost tactile sensation of their environment. The rich and vibrant colors of their wardrobe and living quarters are beautifully portrayed. The varying shades and hues of a wild and ever changing desert really come to life. Teeka and Quill are just as fascinating, not only in how they look, but how they interact with each other and the world around them. These authors make this story come alive for the reader, and I have enjoyed every moment spent with Teeka and Quill in their desert world.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More