Still Life with Shape-shifter

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Ace Books, 2012 - FICTION - 343 pages
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National bestselling author Sharon Shinn presents a passionate, heart-wrenching story of secrets and the lengths we'll go to, to protect those we love...

Melanie Landon and her half-sister share a unique bond. For her entire life, Melanie has hidden the fact that Ann is a shape-shifter. The never-ending deception is a heavy weight to bear, but Melanie is determined to keep Ann's secret and protect her from a world that simply wouldn't understand.

For months, Melanie hasn't seen or heard from Ann, in either of her forms. When a man shows up saying he's there about her sister, Melanie fears the worst. But Brody Westerbrook doesn't have information about Ann--he's in search of it.

A freelance writer, Brody intends to include Ann in a book he's writing about the existence of shape-shifters. While Melanie is immediately drawn to the stranger on her doorstep, she denies his claims, knowing that trusting him isn't an option.

But when Ann finally appears looking thin and sick, Melanie realizes exposure is the least of their worries. Protecting her sister has always been such an enormous part of Melanie's life, but as Ann's health rapidly deteriorates, Melanie must come to grips with the fact that saving her may mean letting go...

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Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales Quick & Dirty: I really had mixed emotions about this story about a woman who is willing to ruin all her own personal happiness to keep an eye on her younger ... Read full review

Review: Still Life with Shape-Shifter (Shifting Circle #2)

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I was one of the people who really, really disliked the first book in Shinn's shape-shifting series. I feel that Shinn's particular brand of romance doesn't work in a modern/real-world setting the way ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel, The Shape-Changer's Wife, was selected by Locus as Best First Fantasy Novel of 1995. She has won the William L. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She has also received a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and won the 2010 Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the Science Fiction-Fantasy category. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life.

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