Title: The Firebird and Other Stories (Beings in Love #5)
Author Name & Publisher: R. Cooper (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: September 18, 2015 – 350 pgs
Magical creatures known as beings emerged from hiding amid the destruction of the First World War. Since then they’ve lived on the margins of the human world as misunderstood objects of fear and desire. Some are beautiful, others fearsome and powerful. Yet for all their magic and strength, they are as vulnerable as anyone when it comes to matters of the heart.
A firebird in 1930s Paris is drawn to a writer with a haunted past. Upon returning from fighting in the Pacific, a jaguar shifter finds a third-gender human on his doorstep. Early rock ‘n’ roll DJ Hyacinth the fairy shocks his listeners with his admiration for his quiet assistant. During the AIDS crisis, a gruff, leather-wearing troll dreams of a settled life with a mixed-species elf across the bar. An imp, who remembers only too well how cruel the world can be, tells himself he’s content to stay behind the scenes—if only his chaotic, impish magic would stop getting in the way. And a shy human tending his poisonous and carnivorous plants is convinced no one will ever want him, certainly not the handsome werewolf grieving for a lost mate. Human or being, all must overcome fear to reach for love.
Well I will admit with this one it did take me awhile to get into this book.. The writing just started out so slow I had a hard time staying with this book.
I did like all the different shifters the author featured in this book A firebird, Jaguar, A fairy, troll, elf, imp, werewolf and dragon. But of course you can’t forget their human mates either. I thought the stories were beautifully done once I started getting into them.
It was really good to see this author write all these different stories for these shifters and two see how they interact with the one they love. Have to admit still have mixed feelings on the couple from A Boy and His Dragon who have a story in this book too.
So with this book you get a mixture of different beings and also the sweet you feel with these stories.
So all together this started of slow for me but once it picked up I really did like this book!
I would recommend this book!
I write strange but shiny things, like steampunk spies and detectives, and pirates, and cowboys, and dragons, and fairies, firebirds, and, well honestly, even my stories set in the here and now are a little broken and weird too. Because I am a messed up weirdo and that’s who I like to write about.
I fall in love with my characters when I’m writing them, so I have a lot of self-written fanfiction about them that uh…I really have no excuse for, but oh my god how cute are they?
You can find all that and a lot more at my livejournal. (Which is, incidentally, where I am originally writing the blog posts that repost over here at Goodreads.)