Review: Human Rights by S.L. Armstrong

Blurb:
After landing in the pound after being abandoned by yet another family, Ewan is convinced he’s too old to be adopted out again. For a pet like him, the only fate left is to be put down. But when Sir Jiat—of the City Guard, no less—visits the pound, he goes straight to Ewan. Jiat prefers the more mature pets and treats Ewan better than he’s ever been treated by any previous owner. Ewan sleeps at the foot of his master’s bed, not on the floor or outside; he is given toys and other pets to play with and plenty of room to run; and he’s fed on a schedule and eats very well. But Ewan’s love for his master begins to change, to become something else, something more.

Plenty of pets have been killed over the years for acting on the feelings that Sir Jiat inspires, so he dares not express the desire building inside him. And yet, Ewan can’t help but notice that Sir Jiat has begun to act differently as well, more doting, treating Ewan almost as an equal. So even though the thing he wants more than anything is also their society’s greatest taboo, Ewan resolves that if he must die, he will die having felt, just once, the warmth of Sir Jiat’s soft fur pressed against his bare naked skin.

Review:
I recently discovered books with anthropomorphic characters. What does that really big “A” word mean? Basically walking, talking animals that act as humans. This book came up when I was searching a specific author the other day. The cover kind of grabbed me. Anthro-cat, plus the human is in bondage of some kind? Tell me more, please! After reading the blurb I had to have it and pushed it into my reading list. I’d never heard of this author before and was pleasantly surprised. I loved the basic premise of humans being seen as slaves or pets and felines and canines are the ruling class. It’s not a full length novel, but it’s long enough to do the topic justice. I couldn’t put this book down. Ewan broke my heart in this story because of how he’d been treated in the past, plus his unrequited love throughout the book. Then when he’s back in the pound! Such a good book. I’m very glad I took a chance on this book because I now have a new author to stalk… follow.
Stars:
Four and a half

About S.L.: 
S.L. Armstrong has been writing for as long as she can remember. Art and reading have played a large part in her life since young childhood, but around fourteen, writing became her passion. Voraciously consuming every book in front of her opened up hundreds of worlds in her head, and she soon wanted to create worlds for other people as well. She has a particular fondness for gothic horror, horror, high fantasy, urban fantasy, and romance novels. The authors she turns to time and again are Stephen King, L.J. Smith, V.C. Andrews, R.L. Stine, and Anne Rice, among others. She has no shame in picking up the young adult novels she loved as a child, and she will talk your ear off about grammar and punctuation.

After she married her husband sixteen years ago, she began to truly delve into the world of writing for public consumption. It was sheer chance that she stumbled on M/M fanfiction, and she’s not looked back. Though fanfiction will always have a fond place in her heart, she soon grew tired of playing in other people’s sandboxes. When she discovered M/M romance, and how it was now a legitimate branch of romance writing, she knew her course. S.L. plans to release F/F, M/M, M/F, and multiple partner books as she continues her writing career. M/M romance is where her heart lies, no matter what else she may write or read, and it’s where she keeps returning to. There is something about two men passionately in love that just makes her heart melt, and she has no intention of giving that up any time soon.

S.L. Armstrong lives in Florida with her husband, two dogs, and eleven cats. She hates the heat and longs for a northern, snowy climate. She writes with K. Piet on a number of projects, but she also writes her own solitary titles as well. S.L. Armstrong owns Storm Moon Press LLC along with her husband and K. Piet.

Author Contact:
Website: http://www.slarmstrong.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saundra.l.armstrong
Twitter: http://twitter.com/_slarmstrong

Where To Buy:
Amazon: http://smile.amazon.com/Human-Rights-S-L-Armstrong-ebook/dp/B00N52517W/
Storm Moon Press: http://www.stormmoonpress.com/books/Human-Rights.aspx

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