Series: Wild (#1)
Author: Rayven Renshaw
Length: Flash Fiction (22 pgs)
Publisher: Razor’s Edge Press, A Changeling Press LLC Imprint (October 05, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Jack is about to have a wonderful and wild furry feeling.
When an experiment goes wrong, separating two scientists and sending them into a parallel dimension, Jack is stalked by something otherworldly… part man and part beast, with claws, and teeth, and tongue.
No one told Jack getting lost in the wilds could be wonderful.
Review: Blasted into a parallel dimension, Jack finds himself faced with a most basic yet generally unmentioned concern when one reads about Shifters. We are able to understand what he is thinking. This is NOT waking up to find the new fluffy kitty playfully licking and swiping at an exposed nipple. No. This is enormous beastie is taste testing, Jack who has passed out after being unable to run any further.
I loves me a good ‘Lo-assist Innn Sspaaaccce’ story and Rayven Renshaw’s Wild and Wonderful does not disappoint. This flash commute readable story quickly puts us inside Jack’s head as he is being pursued. His clothes disintegrating, running for his life, and alone in an alternate dimension, Jack has no idea how much time he has left.
Happily, the communication between the characters is fresh and not the norm – something that too many writers overlook. (I mean, someone eventually turns on the Enterprise’s translator; the TARDIS has a built-in translator that she’d share with her welcomed travellers; and, of course, let’s not forget the Babel fish. LOL) The communication between the characters is translation off. Luckily for Jack he is a smart lad with some pretty great inspiration.
Renshaw keeps the balance between weird ‘All knowing moments’ for readers when we know more than the main character does and the moments when we as readers are not quite sure what to expect next. Wild and Wonderful is well worth the read – and more than a bit of a tease. ~;p