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Silken Scales (The Chameleon Effect Book 1) by Alex Hayes


Idris Williams has perfect pitch… the ability to recognize notes and play them back perfectly by ear.

With his musical talent, confidence and great looks, he was practically born to be a rock star. There’s just one problem. His overbearing father is determined to control his destiny and music isn’t on the agenda. For Idris, there doesn’t seem to be a way out…

— Until he morphs into a monster.

Cadi Rhoswen has finally found a safe and loving home…

Then a malicious high school jock turns her whole world upside down. The next thing she knows, she’s wandering the streets in the middle of winter. Alone.

— Until she finds a beastly boy hiding out in an abandoned nightclub called the Thorny Rose.

To change Idris back into his sexy human self, Cadi must reveal a secret she’s been holding close to her heart for as long as she can remember. A secret that will pit them against a deadly army and change their lives…  forever.


I decided to read the first in this series because I’m part of a book tour in August to review Perfect Pitch, book 2 in the series. 

Set in the Adirondack Mountains in the dead of winter, the story is about two young adults who find out they are aliens who have been bonded together from birth. 

Idris was adopted at a young age, and his dad, who is a motivational speaker,  wants Idris to follow in his footsteps. However, Idris wants to write music. When his skin starts turning green and scaley, he has to hide out at his best friend’s family cabin or terrify every person in town.

When Cadi shows up at his cabin after leaving home to escape rumors of her picking up a tractor with her mind to save her foster dad, the sparks fly. They find out they have some out-of-this-world things in common like a crystal embedded in their chests that gives them awesome powers, but why are the spooky homeless people with glowing eyes trying to kidnap them?

A fun urban fantasy with telekinetic, musical, shapeshifting teenage aliens. If you like shapeshifter stories and alien worlds, give this book a try.

Thank you to Ms. Hayes for giving me the opportunity to review this book with no expectations of a positive review given.


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Alex HayesAlex Hayes grew up in England and California and spent some of her early adult years in Massachusetts and Colorado.

She developed her interest in equal rights and the compassionate treatment of all living creatures after meeting her life partner Lee–a long-time humanitarian and vegetarian–over two decades ago.

In addition to writing, she is renovating a 450-year-old hacienda in central Mexico with Lee and their team of local artisans.

She is the mother of one beautiful daughter and many beautiful cats.
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