Posts Tagged With: Secret agents

Book Review: Out of the Ashes by Hailey Turner

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Out of the Ashes
Author: Hailey Turner
Series: A Metahuman Classified Files Novella #1
Heroes: Alexi Dvorkin/Sean Delaney
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 97 Pages
Publisher: Hailey Turner
Release Date: February 12, 2018
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: War never leaves a soldier behind.

Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin is still healing from his brief stint as a prisoner of war. While his physical wounds have mended, the emotional scars left behind are slow to disappear. Eager to prove his resilience in the face of lingering trauma, Alexei is determined to complete his first mission in three months and get back into the field—but he’s not forging ahead without his lover.

Nightmares will always linger.

Agent Sean Delaney’s recovery from trauma is more slow going than he would like, but he pushes through in order to return to active duty and not be left behind. But every decision he makes leaves him feeling like he’s gone two steps forward and one step back when it comes to Alexei. The guilt Sean feels from what they both endured still colors his interactions with the man he loves. Trying to overcome it is difficult and exhausting, making Sean question his place in Alexei’s heart.

Holding on is the hardest thing to do.

The ties between Alexei and Sean were frayed by the enemy’s hand. Mending what’s been broken between them will require a depth of honesty neither man is ready to face just yet. But if they don’t, they risk losing a future together neither wants to let go.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2018, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Catch a Ghost by S.E. Jakes

Reviewed by Susan65

27786090Title: Catch a Ghost
Author: S.E. Jakes
Narrator: Adam North
Series: Hell or High Water #1
Heroes: Prophet/Tommy
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 8 Hours, 3 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: December 16, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Everyone knows that Prophet—former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook, full-time pain in the ass—works alone and thinks only about the trouble he can cause. But his boss, Phil Butler of Extreme Escapes, LTD., has just assigned Proph not only a new partner but also a case haunted by ghosts from Proph’s past. Suddenly, he’s got to confront them both head on.

Tom Boudreaux—failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full time believer in bad luck—is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job. Still he’s determined to succeed this time, despite being partnered with Prophet, EE, LTD’s most successful, lethal, and annoying operative, and even though the case is also resurrecting his own painful past.

Together, Prophet and Tom must find a way to take down killers in the dangerous world of underground cage matches, while fighting their own dangerous attraction. And when they find themselves caught in the crossfire, these two loners are forced to trust each other and work together to escape their ghosts . . . or pay the price.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Dog With A Bone by Hailey Edwards

Reviewed by Nikyta

23211040Title: Dog With A Bone
Author: Hailey Edwards
Series: Black Dog #1
Hero/Heroine: Thierry & Shaw
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 184 pages
Publisher: CrushStar Multimedia
Release Date: October 30, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.

Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vampire Week Review: Venomoid by J.A. Kossler

Reviewed by Nikyta

Venomoid: Book One of the Night Code SagaTitle: Venomoid
Author: J.A. Kossler
Series: Book One of the Night Code Saga
Heroes: Lorin/Lex
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 280 Pages
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books
Release Date: June 9, 2014
Available at: Riverdale Avenue Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: In Book One of The Night Code Saga, Venomoid, paranormal creatures are governed by the IPO, a secret police force that ensures vampires, zombies, and others follow all required public safety regulations. Among the officers is 17 year-old Lorin, the IPO’s most skilled cadet. His co-workers distrust him, however, and in extreme cases barely tolerate him. As a vampire, he must follow the rules — including turning a blind eye to the IPO’s practice of torturing prisoners — or face death by sunlight exposure.

On one intense dragon-hunting mission, Lorin encounters Lex, a handsome but flesh-eating paranormal who is quickly intrigued by the young vampire. Lorin fears this hunter, but as an unexpected friendship unfolds between the two, an even more unlikely romance blossoms. The problem is Lex is on the IPO’s radar, and when they capture him for scientific experimentation, Lorin must risk his life to overthrow the organization he’s always feared in order to save his love.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Catching Kit by Kay Berrisford

Reviewed by Nikyta

Catching KitTitle: Catching Kit
Author: Kay Berrisford
Series: Underground Elves #1
Heroes: Kit & Denny
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 35,900 words
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Available at: Love Lane Books, Amazon & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Denny is a top secret agent on a mission to protect London from Ethereal Beings – elves – who are seen as dangerous mind-reading parasites who prey on human emotions.

Kit is an elf on the run, misunderstood and persecuted by humans. When Denny catches him, he shatters everything Denny’s been taught about elves. He’s gorgeous and funny and claims he’s been searching a long time for a guy like Denny. He shares Denny’s kinks and now he needs Denny’s love to survive.

But if Denny doesn’t take Kit to jail, he’s in big trouble. Dare Denny break the law and gamble his life to save the Ethereal Being in his bed?

Please note: This is a revised version of a previously released title.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: A Tooth For A Fang by Liv Olteano

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: A Tooth For A Fang
Author: Liv Olteano
Series: Leader Murders #1
Heroes: Rick Barton/Travis Chandler
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 216 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 3, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Three days. Three dead bodies. One newly turned, broken-hearted lycan tracker to figure out the connection.

The one summer Rick Barton takes a vacation, all hell breaks loose. Running from an abusive relationship leads him into the arms of hard-nosed lycan Travis Chandler, who gives him little choice but to become a lycan too and join the Paranormal Bureau of Investigation. Out of options, Rick joins the weird organization, expecting some two weeks of training and an adjustment period. Tough luck, he doesn’t get either. On his first day, his new partner offers to promote him to field agent if they get mated – less time wasted on training, more time on the field, and considering Rick is the only tracker the Bureau has on hand when a wave of strange murders hits the community, time is of the essence.

Someone’s killing the leaders of the paranormal world and mutilating the bodies. Investigating and tracking clues is enough of a challenge, and Rick must contend with an impatient Council, Travis’s advances, and actually adjusting to being a lycan. Only one thing is certain: Rick’s new life promises plenty of interesting adventures—as long as he can survive.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Daylight Again by SE Jakes

Reviewed by Susan65 and JustJen

Daylight Again (Hell or High Water, #3)Title: Daylight Again
Author: SE Jakes
Series: Hell or Highwater #3
Heroes: Elijah “Prophet” Drews and Tommy Boudreaux
Genre: M/M Action
Length: 265 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 5, 2014
Available at: Riptide Publishing, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Before Prophet Drews can have a future, he must first put his past to rest.

Prophet Drews is a man on the edge, and he’s pulling Tom Boudreaux, his partner on the job and in real life, right over with him. When his old CO calls in a favor, Prophet asks Tom to join the off-the-grid rescue. But the mission raises all of Prophet’s old ghosts: CIA assassins, the terrorist Sadiq, and most importantly, John—traitor, former teammate, and Prophet’s first love.

To help bury those ghosts for good, Prophet and Tom gather the members of Prophet’s former SEAL team . . . and a spook named Cillian who’s been tailing Prophet for years. In the process, Prophet is forced to face his team’s shifting loyalties, ghosts who refuse to stay dead, and scariest of all, his own limitations.

With everyone’s lives in danger, Prophet and Tom must unravel a tangled knot of secrets, including their own. Prophet must decide how much to reveal to Tom, while Tom must decide how far he’s willing to go to help Prophet lay his ghosts to rest.

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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Mary Calmes Week Review: Again

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Again
Author: Mary Calmes
Heroes: Dante Cerreto and Noah Wheeler
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 96 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date:  July 13, 2011
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Six years ago, Noah Wheeler went to meet his boyfriend, Dante Cerreto, at the airport, and his world ended. Dante was kissing someone else and claimed to be in love. So Noah took his heartbreak-and the sonogram pictures of their surrogate child-and closed the door on the big picture of what he thought his life would be, focusing instead on the piece of the dream he got to keep, being a father.
Now on vacation in Las Vegas, Noah accidentally runs into the Cerreto family, and then the man himself, and learns that not only was he deceived, but Dante was as well. Now Dante wants to make up for lost time, six years’ worth, and to do that he needs Noah, the only man he’s ever loved, and Grace, the daughter he didn’t know he had, to give him a chance at happiness. Dante’s going to have to take a crash course in communication and seduction, though. Noah’s not going to fall in love just to be broken again Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2011, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments