"If you enjoy shifters and historicals this is a good combination, bringing the two together"

Sethmet and his family have had the honor of protecting the Pharaoh's tomb for generations, as a gift from the Pharaoh to help them keep his treasures safe he gave Sethmet and his ancestors the ability to shift into a Lynx. It is his job to keep the treasure hunters away from the tombs, failure to fulfill his duty will cause the downfall of his family and a curse to be placed on them all.

After her husband's death Charlotte has decided to join her step-brother on a trip to learn the history of the Pharaoh and the people of Egypt. Here she will be able to relax and paint some of the best pictures she has ever done. What she did not expect to find in the desert was a man who would give her more joy and love than she has ever had before. But, to her step-brother Sethmet is nothing but a servant, but she knows better, he is more than that.

Sethmet is surprised to find himself drawn to Charlotte and is ready to claim her as his mate, she has accepted the cat as a friend, how will she react when she finds that the cat is also the man she is falling in love with.

As they travel through Egypt, Sethmet and Charlotte discover feelings neither thought they would ever have, but can they hold on to what they have found with each other, or will it be ripped away from them.

I was not sure if I would be able to read through this story when I found that it was based in a historical setting, not my favorite genre, but I quickly forgot about what era they were in, the plot and the growing relationship between Sethmet and Charlotte drew me completely into the book.

Reviewed by Annette Stone
Posted February 20, 2010


Sethmet Khalil comes from a line of shapeshifters who protect the pharaoh from tomb robbers. It’s a sacred duty handed down from father to son—a duty he’s determined to carry out successfully so his family retains the shapeshifter powers they cherish. Failure means death at the hands of a deadly curse.

Desperate to escape the strictures of mourning, Charlotte Webster travels to Egypt with her stepbrother. The freedom of Patria Oasis is heady after the stuffy rules of the London season. It’s full of temptation. Sethmet, their guide, is handsome and sparks forbidden desire in Charlotte. Risking censure, she embarks on a passionate affair, secret rendezvous full of lingering caresses and explosive pleasure.

Charlotte pleases both man and feline, but she’s with the men Sethmet suspects are hunting for the pharaoh’s treasure. If Charlotte is involved, he can’t protect her from the pharaoh’s curse and she’ll die with the others. Love, danger and betrayal battle beneath the blood-red desert moon as the lovers steal moments together and fate works its wiles.

Line: Twilight (Paranormal, Shapeshifter, 19th Century)
Book Length: Short Novel
Book Type: eBook

Publisher’s Note: Previously published elsewhere, novel has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.

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Lynx to the Pharaoh
by Shelley Munro

Ellora's Cave (Twilight)
July 1, 2009
Available: July 1, 2009
ISBN #1419922203
EAN #9781419922206
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