DUELING REVIEWS: Infinite Blue by Natalina Reis

Author: Natalina Reis
Book: Infinite Blue
Page/Word Count: 218 pages, 66K words
Categories: Gay Romance, Shifter Romance
Release Date: September 8, 2018
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Artist: Soxsational Cover Art
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Buy Infinite Blue by Natalina Reis on Amazon UniversalWhen a shifter and a human are bound by fate, neither man knows if their connection will be enough to save not only their growing love, but their lives.

Shahin Halcón has been taught that if and when he meets his soul mate, he’ll know immediately. Always the rebel, he doesn’t believe it until the day he crosses paths with Cai, a full-human.

Plagued by unsuccessful relationships and heartache, Cai Banes’s life is quiet and unexciting. When he meets young and wild Shahin, his life is turned upside down, and he’s not sure he likes it.

But neither can deny the powerful pull that draws them together.

Old secrets and ancient myths about cross-species relationships plague their romance and threaten to put their happiness and life at risk. Will their love for each other be strong enough to survive?

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DUELING REVIEWS: Infinite Blue by Natalina Reis DUELING REVIEWS: Infinite Blue by Natalina Reis

3✨s – I liked this book. I felt that the relationship between Shahin and Cai moved a little too fast. Now I’m all for insta-love and soulmate connections, however, I didn’t feel it. I really enjoyed the first chapter and I feel like if the book continued with the same feel overall it would have gotten a higher rating from me.

The plot was predictable and seemed too easy. I wanted more danger, more action. It was too lovey-dovey for me. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of love stories. I read romance for a reason, but I felt like there was so much more this book could have been.

Shahin and Cai were cute together. I enjoyed reading about their relationship and how they strived to be together.

4✨s – This book held my attention from the beginning. I’ve not read a lot of bird shifter books (though I have read many many other shifter stories). I found this book to be unique in that when Shahin would talk about his life, he was very open about the familial structure of his “flock”. It was unique in that Cai didn’t seem to pick up on any of it. Ms. Reis is a wonderful storyteller. The interaction between Cai and Shahin is HOT and an emotional roller coaster and when you throw their families in the mix, things get interesting. This was a great read for me!!!

About Natalina Reis:
Natalina wrote her first romance at the age of 13 in collaboration with her best friend, Susana. Since then she has ventured into other genres, but romance is first and foremost in almost everything she writes. She’s the author of seven romance novels that reflect the amazing diversity of humankind and the universal power of love.

After earning a degree in tourism and foreign languages, she worked as a tourist guide in her native Portugal for a short time before moving to the United States. She lived in three continents and a few islands, and her knack for languages and linguistics led her to a master’s degree in education. She lives in Virginia where she’s taught English as a Second Language to elementary school children for more years than she cares to admit.

Natalina doesn’t believe you can have too many books or too much coffee. Art and dance make her happy and she is pretty sure she could survive on lobster and bananas alone. When she is not writing or stressing over lesson plans, she shares her life with her husband and two adult sons.

Interview with Natalina Reis:

  1. How would you describe your writing style/genre? I find it very hard to describe my own writing. I think it’s because it doesn’t necessarily fit any specific genre. If I had to pick a word to describe it, I’d probably choose eclectic. I write romance first and foremost, but I tend to mix elements from different sub-genres.
  2. What was your first published work? Tell me a little about it. My first published work was a romantic suspense book I wrote during my first NaNoWriMo and pitched during a Twitter Pitmad. I was not holding my breath since I had tried to get published years ago without any success. But now that I’m older it’s like, “why not? What do I have to lose?”. I was shocked that my book was picked by a publisher the first day I pitched it. It’s a M/F romance set in the Seattle area where I lived years ago and in which coffee plays a big role.
  3. Have you ever taken a trip to research a story? Tell me about it. The stories that are set in real places are mostly about locations I either visited or lived in. Infinite Blue is set in the area where I live so I went on some forays to experience what my characters experienced, visiting restaurants and other sites featured in the book. I do sometimes go on virtual trips to refresh my memory.
  4. What do you do if you get a brilliant idea at a bad time? I carry a small notebook with me at all times. When I get an idea while I’m driving, I call home and leave a message to myself and I even have a special notepad in the shower. But I have written ideas on napkins, receipts, you name it.
  5. What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them? I had three major goals when I wrote Infinite Blue: write about a “different” kind of shifter, create an irresistible bond between two very different characters, and write a love story that reads like a poem. I think I’ve accomplished it.
  6. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A dancer. I loved dancing for the same reason I love writing—my introvert personality loved expressing feelings through dance. So much easier for me than speaking.
  7. Tell me one thing hardly anyone knows about you. I belonged to a medieval reenactment group and taught medieval dance. It was a lot of fun.

Where to find Natalina Reis:

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