Another winner in the enjoyable 14th Century Shapeshifter Sagas. A beautiful story full of charm that took hold of my imagination straight away. The magnetism in each of these stories seem to have me transfixed when I read them, they seem so real. Each are absolutely stand alone reads so there is nothing to be missed just reading one, although I think you will want to read them all, I am totally loving all of them and can't wait for the next one already!
Kristie is widowed and living with her brother, Domnall, and his pregnant wife, Jean on their farm. There is extreme worry for Domnall and his friend who are late returning from a fishing trip, along with the enormous backlog of work that has yet to be done on the farm. Kristie, on searching for her brother, ends up finding an unclothed injured man on the shores, an outsider, who doesn't seem to know who or where he is. They take him in to aide his recovery and he soon starts to help them out on the farm while Domnall is still missing. He starts to make a close connection with Kristie and a friendship with loveable young Jock, who lives with his aunt and uncle in the farm next door.
Jock's father died in battle, he believes his mom to be living in the ocean as a 'selkie', a grey seal who looks for love as a human form but the call of the ocean is always so strong it wins out. Obviously everyone thinks this is one of the youngsters well thought out stories but there could be so much more truth in this than everyone believes.
Who is this outsider and what has happened to Domnall and his friend? Is there a connection or just pure coincidence?
Another fascinating tale to escape into from this author, it pulled me in and towards the end had my heart fluttering wondering what would happen. I really enjoy the flow of the authors writing which just enhances the story. Outsider left me feeling happy and lucky to have been able to read it. Next please!!
Becca Campbell hooked me with Empath, The Flawed Series Book I, and I was super excited when a won a copy of The Outsider, Book II.
I am always interested in who does covers for the stories I love to read.
Great job, Steven Novak. Hop on over and check him out.
Becca Campbell has outdone herself with the fabulous Flawed Series and Outsider, Book II, just keeps me craving more. If you love to get lost in magical realism, where the characters tug at your heartstrings and you feel their pain, you will want these books on your reading list.
All his life, Josh felt like an Outsider.
Why were Josh’s family and friends empowered with supernatural abilities and not him? As many supernatural books as I have read, I think he is being saved for something special. Am I right? I shall have to read on to find out and so will you.
Alex came into his life. Her mom was too busy for her, her friends…out of sight, out of mind, so it’s time to make new ones. She’s not a plain Jane, she just doesn’t feel the need for makeup and likes her casual clothes. Alex gets along well with men and has few women friends. That makes it easy for me to relate to her, because I am the same way.
When Nic met Alex, it wasn’t what he anticipated and I love it. His power of captivation didn’t work this time. LOL When he poured water over his eyes, I laughed even louder.
Ah…young love and longing.
We have college teenagers, hanging out, some of them in a band, some of them with superpowers. It starts out with teenage angst and doesn’t take long for some action and danger to rear its ugly head.
Alex had no idea she had made an enemy and I see big trouble on the horizon.
OH MAN Becca! WTF are you doing? How could you? And, as if it wasn’t already bad enough…THE DOOR!
The blend of reality and fantasy, with engrossing characters who are growing and developing, becoming more complex as the story unfolds, ramps up to a white knuckle ending and I must have more.
I didn’t realize this was about gay men and bisexual people. I have gay and bisexual friends but I don’t really want to read a romance about them. It just wasn’t my type of story if I can still review this without a rating I will as I didn’t read very far before I realized this story just wasn’t for me.