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Featured Review + Giveaway: The Thing About Weres (Mystwalker #2) by Leigh Evans

Please welcome today’s featured author, Leigh Evans and her novel, The Thing About Weres. In this follow-up to The Trouble With Fate , Half-Fae, half-Were, all-Canadian Hedi Peacock has always wanted two things—to find her One True Thing and to be reunited with her missing twin brother. But it turns out that shoving Robson Trowbridge through the Gates of Merenwyn doesn’t make him love you more. It just makes you the Alpha-by-proxy to a pack of Werewolves that want your blood, in turn making the North American Council of Weres want you dead. Check out Ariel’s review of this amazing spin on the paranormal and enter for your chance to win a copy!








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Featured Review + Giveaway: The Thing About Weres  (Mystwalker #2) by Leigh EvansThe Thing About Weres by Leigh Evans
Series: Mystwalker #2
Published by: St. Martin's Paperbacks, St. Martin's Press on July 30, 2013
Genres: PNR, Shapeshifters, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 464
Format: eBook
Source: ARC From Publisher, NetGalley

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In the never-ending saga that is my love-hate relationship with Robson Trowbridge, I, half-Were Hedi Peacock, have had a change of heart. Ever since I shoved Trowbridge through the Gates of Merenwyn, I’ve been the leader of the pack—hard to believe, right? The thing is: I’m half-Fae. So even though my Were side is ready to heed the call of the wild, the other part of me is desperate to take flight. And much as it pains me to admit it, life without Trowbridge is really starting to were me down…

To make matters worse, the wolves of Creemore want my blood—and the North American Council of Weres wants me dead. So I’m just counting the days until Trowbridge returns from the other realm…and comes to my brave rescue…and becomes my alpha mate. Wishful thinking? Of course it is. But given all the mess I’ve been through already, what’s the harm in doing a little bit of daisy-plucking? Besides, Trowbridge owes me bigtime. A girl can dream.










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The Thing About Weres, sequel to The Trouble with Fate by Leigh Evans picks up six months after Heidi Peacock has shoved her mate, Robson Trowbridge through the portal into Merenwyn.  The shove was intended to save his life, there’s just one problem.  Heidi can’t recall the song that summons the portal to bring him back.


To be completely honest, I have not read The Trouble with Fate, (I know, shame on me!) so it took a while for me to get into The Thing About Weres, but once I got into it more, I really enjoyed it.  Heidi is no ordinary human, she’s half Fae and half Were, which makes her a really interesting character to read about.  She’s a feisty woman with a lot of sass to back it up, but she also recognizes that she has screwed up in a major way and isn’t afraid to accept some help from her friends.

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Cordelia was probably one of my favorite side characters.  Not only does she have some sass of her own, she helps out Heidi while she tries to figure out the mess she’s been put in to and she really reminded me of kind of a mentor figure to Heidi.  Harry and Biggs, two other Weres of the Creemore pack were great as well, Harry the well seasoned, older Were, and Biggs, the young pup, still needing to learn when to keep his mouth shut.


Leigh Evans has created a great world, full of magic that is completely different than any other paranormal series out there (at least that this reviewer has read).  The animosity between the Fae and the Weres and how that animosity translates to Heidi, who is always trying to keep her inner Were in check is really intriguing.  I’d love to read more about the Fae, as the majority of the characters in this novel were Weres.


I’m giving The Thing About Weres 4 out of 5 controllers.  The world is great, and well described, the characters are wonderful, but it was a little slow in parts and sometimes took a while for things to pick back up.




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About Leigh Evans

Leigh Evans was born in Montreal, Quebec but now lives in Southern Ontario. She’s raised two kids, mothered four dogs, and herded a few cats. Other than that, her life was fairly routine until the day she decided to write a book about a half-Fae, half-Were girl who’s a magnet for trouble. The first Mystwalker novel was grabbed by St. Martins, and released as THE TROUBLE WITH FATE in 2012. Second and third books quickly followed: THE THING ABOUT WERES and THE PROBLEM WITH PROMISES. At the age most people start thinking about retirement, Leigh is slinging words and pummeling plots. Leigh’s destiny has finally been met: she’s a writer. A little tardy, but then again, her mum always said she was a late bloomer.