TailWind by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
New Concepts Publishing
Futuristic Paranormal
Reviewed by Sabella



Blaez Dolan is not someone you want to meet on a bad day, or even on a good day.  He’s a wolf-shifter with no moral qualms about expressing his displeasure physically.  Look at him wrong and you’ll find yourself bleeding – if you are lucky.  Right now he is stuck with an unpleasant stow-away in his ship, who is unafraid of him, and Blaez is helpless to change the situation because the ship has malfunctioned and someone or something has trapped them.  Blaez just wants to get out as fast as possible so he can dump his passenger and be somewhere, anywhere else.

Rozenn Quinlan just ran away from home, well a convent, and she has stowed-away on Blaez’s ship to get her closer to her destination planet.  Rozenn finds Blaez endearing, funny and not at all intimidating.  Now all she needs is to survive their time together while they are trapped under mysterious circumstances.

I was really looking forward to reading TailWind as I had heard a lot of great things about Charlotte Boyett-Compo.  While the book was funny and the characters were quirky TailWind just did not live up to the hype.  However, I will be looking for other longer books by Charlotte Boyett-Compo because in this short story I saw a lot of the things that grab me in longer works.  That said TailWind is an entertaining read.  Blaez and Rozenn are the sort of characters that are irritating but intriguing and all together funny.  TailWind is a quick read for an afternoon when you want to be entertained, but not engrossed.


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