Title: King of Me
Author: R.A. Kaitland
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 33 Pages
Rating: 3 Stars
Blurb: Cast out of his clan of shifters and with no family of his own, Anton Cedwell wants nothing more than to be accepted by his partner Sean’s family when the two of them visit over Christmas. But Sean’s powerful father, Flavius, isn’t happy his son chose a shifter as a mate, and Sean is hiding secrets from Anton. When Sean is attacked by rival weres, Anton hopes Sean’s family will finally see the depth of his commitment and how far he’s willing to go to protect the man he loves.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.
Review: This is a very short story that is part of Dreamspinner Press’s “Celebrate!” Advent Calendar package. While King of Me has a ton of potential, with a new shifter mythology and world building, the execution is just not there due to the length of the story.
I did like the elements of this tale, and the characters were decent and added to the storyline. The relationship between Anton and Sean is sweet and shows that it has a lot of potential for a larger story. It’s just hard to connect when it feels like you’re missing a lot of plot. This reads more like it should be a sequel or add-on novella to an existing series.
I would absolutely love to see/read a full novel in the world this story is set. I’m not sure if the author has any plans to explore that avenue, but a full taste of the world this is set in would be great.
As always, I suggest as a reader that you form your own opinion of the story as this is just my opinion. Check this out if you’re looking for a short urban fantasy/paranormal holiday story.
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