2.5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Book coming of age Contemporary Dreamspinner Exploration Friends to lovers Gay GFY/OFY Heat Index Homophobia m/m Mild/low level heat Morgan Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Paranormal Part of a Series Shifter

Daily Dose Short Story: Alpaca Lies by Elizabeth Coldwell

Dreamspinner Presents


Alpaca shifter Alfie dreams of a life beyond the petting zoo at stately Mattock Hall. He can’t explore his crush on Simon Mattock, heir to the estate and caretaker to the animals, for two reasons. One, he’s never shifted into human form, and two, Simon is saddled with a boyfriend who’s exploiting him for his wealth. But when a fire threatens both the zoo and Simon, Alfie knows the time has come to put his fears aside, make his first shift, and save them. He just hopes Simon will like what he sees.

Category: Paranormal, Werewolf/Shifter
Pages: 23



If you absolutely ignore some pretty big plot holes, this is a cute and somewhat unique shifter story.

Alfie the Alpaca is hiding out in his animal form (for unknown reasons) on a petting farm and in lust with his keeper, Simon, a lord in training. When Simon is put in danger Alfie has to make a tough decision.

Once revealed the question remains – what will happen now? And so… most of the story is spent pondering the wonders of Simon and a brief moment of passion is shared between the two but the story ends before it can really make the reader either really care about the MCs or even know much about them.

I liked where the story was headed but it was far too short to feel complete or satisfying.

2.5 of 5 stars


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