Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Personal Review for Tofurkey & Yams by Karenna Colcroft

I fell in love with the characters in author Karenna Colcroft's Real Werewolves Don't Eat Meat Series. The first book had me giggling, sighing and wondering if I could find a Tobias of my own. In this holiday story set between books 1 and 2, we find Kyle finding out just why his mate hates Christmas.

My Rating for Tofurkey and Yams: 3.5 Stars

Kyle Slidell’s favorite holiday is Christmas. So when he surprises his werewolf lover, Tobias Rogan with Christmas lights and a tree, he finds himself torn between anger and fear for Tobias doesn’t react like Kyle thought he would. Instead Tobias disappears and when Kyle finally finds him on Christmas Eve, it is up to Kyle to show Tobias that he can make new memories of the holiday…with his mate, Kyle.

Karenna Colcroft’s Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat series is a riot. There is humor, mystery, action and lots of man lovin’. In this quick short novella set between book 1, Salad on the Side and Book 2, Veggie Burgers to Go, we find Kyle and Tobias having their first Christmas together. Too bad no one bothered to tell Kyle that Tobias hates the holidays with a passion. I have to stress you should read book one first in order to get what some past events Kyle and Tobias mention in this story are about.  The story flows smoothly and there is humor, passion and fear. This is a story that will leave you breathless until the very end. 

Kyle was turned into a werewolf in Salad on the side and finds a mate in Tobias, the local pack alpha. But man, poor Kyle who loves the Christmas holiday and all it entails is confused when Tobias disappears after telling him that he hates Christmas. Why does Tobias hate Christmas so much? Kyle has no idea since his mate disappears a few days before Christmas Eve and refuses to answer him on their mate bond. When Kyles gets a hold of Tobias, let's just say the clothes come off as Kyle tries to get Tobias to make new memories with him. I love author Karenna Colcroft's wonderful series, Real Werewolves Don't Eat Meat. The characters alone are very vivid and literally feel like they can step off the pages, into your living room. Though this is a short novella, the author packs quite a bit in the pages. The sexual tension between these two gets so hot I was afraid my e-reader would explode from all those sparks. 

The best part for me in Tofurkey & Yams is how the reader gets to know more of Tobias's back-story and the author does a wonderful job in creating some believable moments between him and Kyle. Tofurkey & Yams is about two people trying to figure out how to heal painful memories and maybe make some new ones in the process. It was about Kyle trying to show Tobias that he is fully committed to his mate, Tobias and that Tobias can and should put away the darkness that has plagued him for years to let him find happiness and joy in the holidays again. I look forward to seeing what this author will do next for these wonderful well written characters and I highly recommend the series to anyone looking for humor, sizzling passion and loads of action/adventure in their books.

Real Werewolves Don't Eat Meat Series Reading Order:

Book 1: Salad on the Side
Paranormal M/M
Buy at MLR Press: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=KC_SALAD

Since moving to Boston, Kyle Slidell has met only a few of his neighbors, including Tobias Rogan. Kyle is very interested in Tobias, and is ecstatic to learn that Tobias wants him too. But his neighbors have a secret: They're werewolves, and Tobias is the pack Alpha. When one of the wolves attacks Kyle in the neighborhood garden one night, Kyle learns the truth in a hurry. Now he's a werewolf too-and since he's vegan, he refuses to eat meat. With Tobias's help and love, Kyle must adjust to his new life and protect himself and his friends from a neighboring pack.

Book 1.5: Tofurkey & Yams
Paranormal M/M
Buy at MLR Press: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=KC_TFYAM

Christmas is Kyle Slidell's favorite holiday, and since it's his first with his mate Tobias Rogan, Kyle wants to make it special. But Tobias wants nothing to do with the holiday. When Tobias leaves "for the night" and doesn't return, Kyle tracks him down on Christmas Eve. Can he change his mate's mind and have the special holiday he desires?

Book 2: Veggie Burgers to Go
Paranormal M/M
Buy at MLR Press: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=KC_VBTOG

A member of the Boston North Pack is attacked by humans who say they were hired by a shifter. The same night, Melia, the wolf who changed Kyle, returns to Boston. The pack suspects Melia of arranging the attack, but Kyle believes someone else is behind it. He just doesn't know who.

The next day at the regional alpha meeting in Pennsylvania, Kyle finds his answer. Saul Hughes, another alpha, has a long-standing grudge against Tobias. He claims Tobias is too weak to control a pack and makes it clear that he wants control of Boston North. But no one suspects how far he'll go to get it.

Book 3: Hummas on the Side
Paranormal M/M
Buy at MLR Press: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=KCHUMMIS

A six-year-old human child, who recently moved with his single father to the heart of the Boston North Pack's territory, is missing, and Tobias Rogan has been framed for kidnapping the boy. Only Kyle Slidell knows that Saul Hughes, the rogue former alpha with a grudge against Tobias, is behind the kidnapping. But Saul has retained his powers and uses them to hide himself from everyone except Kyle. To save the boy and protect his mate, Kyle will violate shifter law, ignore direct orders from the ruler of the Northeast Region werewolves, and risk his own life.

1 comment:

Karenna Colcroft said...

I don't usually comment on reviews, but just wanted to clarify the order of the series:

Although Tofurkey and Yams was *released* before Veggie Burgers to Go, in the series timeline, Veggie Burgers *happens* first. (September vs. December.) So readers may want to read Veggie Burgers to Go prior to reading Tofurkey and Yams, since some of the events of the former are referenced in the latter.

Thanks, Dawn!

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