Transition, The Chimera Hunter Series
The Chimera a race so old, the humans relegated them as a myth. The Gods feared their powers; they believed they were a deadly race, with physical abilities beyond belief. So they split their race in half condemning them to wander the earth, searching for their other half to be complete. Without their sodalis, each was destined to live life without dreams, without love, without hope. The future rested on finding their one true mate for life.
SHELBY O’NEIL has led a solitary life with her parents. So when she goes to school at Washington State University, she believes her life has just begun. Now in her second year, the dreams begin. She dreams with the same man, night after night for months. When her dream world becomes her reality, and her life becomes a danger zone, she quickly learns to trust the one man who has thrown her into this new and dangerous world.
DEVELON COLE is Chimera and his race has been on earth as long as humans. His people are desperate to find their one true mate for life, and Develon has just found his, in the small college town of Pullman Washington. His goal is to protect her against the hunters and guide her into who she was always destined to be, his sodalis, his mate.
Transition is unique but fits in well with other books about shape shifters. I like that Johnston focused on true love and soulmates in her romance instead of just letting her characters get it on because the guy is hot. She focuses quite a bit on the physical attraction between Develon and Shelby, and for that reason I would call this a solid New Adult novel, for readers +17, but not in a bad way. This isn't erotica. I just wouldn't be comfortable letting my 13 year old read it yet because of how Johnston uses their physical attraction to build a connection between Shelby and Develon. Their attraction is how Johnston moves the romance of the story forward. Her writing is detailed and descriptive, and it's clear Johnston is writing for an intelligent reader. My verdict: if you love a steamy paranormal romance, look for this book!
Megan S. Johnston is a freelance writer and entrepreneur living in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to writing fiction, she runs several family-owned and operated businesses, which she started over twenty years ago. She is an avid reader of paranormal romance and a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. She has four children and seven grandchildren and lives with her husband and two dogs in Woodinville, Washington. Transition is her début novel.
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