- By Asta Idonea Nicki J. Markus

Quiet as a Mouse

  • Title: Quiet as a Mouse
  • Author: Asta Idonea Nicki J. Markus
  • ISBN: 9781634775151
  • Page: 209
  • Format: ebook
  • Quiet as a Mouse Upon moving to a new town shy shifter Paul is instantly smitten with local choirmaster Cale Wanting to spend as much time with Cale as possible he becomes the proverbial church mouse so he can enjoy

    Upon moving to a new town, shy shifter Paul is instantly smitten with local choirmaster Cale Wanting to spend as much time with Cale as possible, he becomes the proverbial church mouse so he can enjoy Cale s music without revealing his feelings But when Cale sees him and traps are set, Paul faces a difficult choice What does he want out of life, and does he have the couUpon moving to a new town, shy shifter Paul is instantly smitten with local choirmaster Cale Wanting to spend as much time with Cale as possible, he becomes the proverbial church mouse so he can enjoy Cale s music without revealing his feelings But when Cale sees him and traps are set, Paul faces a difficult choice What does he want out of life, and does he have the courage to go after it Will he be a man or a mouse A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Daily Dose package A Walk on the Wild Side.

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    1. 3.25 Hearts--"Quiet as a Mouse" is a fitting title. Because the story's tone is just thatquiet.Set in a little British village, Asta Idonea's mouse shifter story introduces Paul as the timid shifter who is quiet, shy and in love with his choir director, Cale. He's moved a few times due to his paranormal secret and stayed in the village to be closer to Cale. Paul quietly stalks the director and ends caught in a mouse cage be a pet.And he chooses to remain as one just to be closer to Cale. The sto [...]

    2. 3.5 StarsThis super cute short story follows Paul, a sweet and shy mouse shifter who is secretly in love with his choir director, Cale. Paul is way too insecure in himself to ever make a move on Cale, but he yearns to be near the man so much so that he sneaks into the church late at night every week, in his mouse form, to watch Cale play beautiful music on the organ. One night, Paul becomes so captivated with Cale’s music that he accidentally shows himself and after a series of cute mishaps in [...]

    3. 3.5 HeartsI’m having great luck with these little shifter stories!I’m not much for anthologies but this one has introduced me to some authors that had been on my radar without having to commit to a full length novel. And unusual shifters!Here we have a cute little mouse shifter, Paul, who’s besotted with the choir director, Cale. Alas, he’s too shy to approach him thinking he doesn’t stand a chance, but he can’t resist his inspired organ playing. So he regularly shifts and sneaks int [...]

    4. I liked the whole part where Paul shifted into his mouse form: his thoughts, his view of Cale, and of course that short-lived phase where he temporarily became Cale's mouse pet. BUT, since this story was solely written from Paul's perspective, and both men didn't actually interact much when Paul was in his human form, it was rather hard for me to completely fall for their love story. Maybe if I can read Cale's thoughts as well, or at least if there are more scenes of Paul and Cale together, it w [...]

    5. 3.5 HeartsWell, this was just too cute for itself. The bulk of the story is told from Paul’s point of view and there was no question the man was completely enamored with Cale the choir master. The author captured the feeling of an unrequited crush so well. His attitude was so pure and somewhat innocent towards Cale, it was really a refreshing read. Not that Paul didn’t have the hots for Cale’s bod too, but his obvious appreciation for all of the rest of Cale’s Cale-ness was so sweet. Pau [...]

    6. Paul is a little bit in love with his choirmaster, Cale. Which is probably why he is risking his tail (and other mousey bits) by sneaking back into the church every week to watch the man practice alone. He has had too many close calls to risk openly approaching the man, but hanging around in his mouse form is hardly dangerous. Well, right up until Cale catches sight of his little mousey stalker.Yep, definitely too cute. This short story was really good. It had an adorable mouse shifter, and just [...]

    7. Shy shifter Paul becomes the proverbial church mouse as he is trapped by his feelings for choirmaster Cale (full review)This short story focused on themes I really enjoy, including music (especially soaring church music) as well as an agnostic struggling to enjoy the beauty of religious art (and his feelings for the church choirmaster). Of course, I always love a sweet but shy protagonist, and there was just the right touch of hesitation about how accepting the otherwise friendly village will be [...]

    8. This is a very sweet short story about mutual attraction and being too scared to admit it.Since Paul is a shifter who becomes a mouse, his personality matches that. In his shifted state he has some advantages but a lot of risk, too. He thinks that there’s no hope of finding a human lover and hasn’t found a shifter he likes so he’s resigned to unrequited love and friendship, but even that is difficult with his shyness.When Paul gets caught by the object of his desire, Cale, in his shifted f [...]

    9. ‘Quiet as a Mouse’ contains quite a few of my favorite story elements: a shy man who moves to a new town to escape discovery of his true nature, a love of music in both main characters’ cases, and a seemingly hopeless situation leading to a life-changing decision. And above all – a mouse shifter! How cute is that? I admit that I may be slightly prejudiced since I had mice as pets when I was a kid, but still - mice are fascinating creatures. Having to deal with being a mouse when he shift [...]

    10. This was a small sweet story with two equally shy stories. Paul is a mouse shifter, with the personality of the animal he shifts into. Being a mouse shifter means he has often up and moved to hide from being found out. His most recent move has brought him to a town where he has a crush on the choir master Cale. While he watches Cale all the time, he is certain the man has not even noticed him before. But when Cale catches him in mouse form bigger revelations come to light so Paul has to make a c [...]

    11. This is a sweet tale of having to come clean to get the very best of everything. Paul is doing everything to spend time with Cale problem is he is to shy to say anything so he's mousy side is who is spending the time. But when he realizes Cale's feelings he has to make the right choice. Both men are a bit shy and might never have gotten around to sharing the best parts but it all works out in the end.

    12. Super cute story about a church mouse with a passion for music and the choir director of his local church. A mouse isn't always invisible as he thinks, though. While this story is short and sweet, it does take a good look at who we perceive ourselves (man or mouse) and the traps set for those who aren't brave enough to take what they want.

    13. Mouse with the heart of a lionShy Paul moves to a village and falls for the local choir master then gets caught and caged by the man of his dreams. He then settles in to live in a cage till it comes to light there could be more if only he can take the chance.

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