Her writing is poetic, sharp, erotic, and so very emotive.
It is a shifter novel, with an interesting and well thought out history, dating back to ancient Egyptians and of course, with Egyptians, it is based around cats - black panthers, but is actually very different to Rachel Vincent's 'Stray' novels or Kelly Armstrong's novels. There is an originality to a familiar theme that is equally enjoyable to those like myself, who avidly read this genre.
The female protagonist Jenna, in my opinion is extremely likeable and one can only empathise with her loneliness and difficult life. Raised initially by her mother and father, but constantly on the move, she discovers after the disappearance of her devoted father, that she cannot trust anyone. This isolated life is emphasised by her mother's advice of when she feels threatened to run away.
However, when she first encounters Leander she does not run, but decides instead to face him head on. The story unfolds with Jenna finally being given the answers she desires, and also solving the puzzle of her 'otherness'. Geissinger's writing is thoroughly enjoyable, capturing emotions so well. I was so moved by Jenna's memories of her father and the deep loss she feels. Jenna's response to Leander and the pack she becomes part of is understandable too; her fear of becoming involved, of opening up and letting anyone close, pitted against her attraction to the man who is tied so closely to her, is portrayed so well within Geissingers writing. Her descriptions have such a sensual depth to them, employing sight and scent, taste and tactile experiences beautifully. It is of course an adult novel, however although her writing is erotic, it is not erotica, it fits with the characters and does not actually rule the novel, the plot and characters definitely rule here and I look forward getting to know them better and to reading the sequel.