Brenda Demko


I am a middle aged wife, and mother of three boys. Reading is my version of therapy. I read Alot!!!

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  • Loramendi's Story: A Lords of Shifters Novel on Feb. 04, 2012

    This shifter story is really unique. Angela Carlie's shifters come from three different tribes who all live in a fairylike world. There are other differences but I'll let you discover them yourself. I really enjoyed Loramendi's Story. We begin Loramendi's story, in a small nowhere town in Washington. The main character is Lora, a senior in high school. She has a boring life. She spends most of her time hanging out with her friends, hiking, watching surfers, and working. After a hike, as Lora and her friends are leaving, a massive bear, tries to get to their car. All around town, weird things are happening involving animals. Lora works at a restaurant in town and when she is there one day, she officially meets Chance. Chance is a very cute windsurfer that she has seen around town. He makes her nervous and she leaves. She really can't stop thinking about him. They eventually start going out. He seems to care about her so much! The plot starts to twist and turn from there. You can't help but feel bad for Lora. She has so much to deal with, as she finds out about the three tribes of shifters. She handles it well and accepts everything with ease. There really is so much more to the story, but I can't say it without giving spoilers!!! I really liked that this shifter story really was unique. The romance between Lora and Chance was quite heartwarming. They seem to have an instantaneous connection and Chance is really charming. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes shifter stories. The romance was of a sweet nature and would be fine for young adults. I only have one complaint. The story was a little slow to start. However, the plot was moving right along before you had a chance to get bored! I could also complain that it ended, but all good things must come to an end eventually! I can't wait to see what happens in the next book of the series: Spider Wars: Book One
  • Shepherd's Moon on March 27, 2012

    In Shepherd's Moon the main character is the shepherd Alexandra Wilde. That means that she has the ability to talk to animals and weres in their head and even control them if need be. It is a pretty demanding task! Alex and her pack of various shifters, rescued a mother jaguar and her cubs from a very bad situation. In doing so she broke some laws and now has to work for the police when they require her services. Lately she is being called in more and more. Things escalate when she begins to find creatures that she cannot read. It is unheard of! About the same time, a new member appears on her boss's team. She has a hard time deciding whether he is a friend or foe. She only knows that he is a thorn in her side and she does not trust him! Things continue to escalate and they need to find out who is doing this and stop them! The plot has a lot of action and adventure. I would not want to be on Alex's bad side! Shepherd's moon was enjoyable. It is a completely different concept from the other shifter books that I've read. I only have two complaints. It seemed to drag on in some places and I found myself looking to see how many more pages I had left to go. Also there are a few hints of romance in the book but I would have liked to see more! I'm hoping that Stacy Mantle will give us more of that in the next book. I received this book as a R2R on Goodreads in exchange for an honest opinion.