Book Review: On His Watch by Katie Ruggle

On His WatchOn His Watch (Search and Rescue 0.5)

Author: Katie Ruggle

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Warning: Children in potentially life-threatening situations

Rating: PG13

Length: 84 Kindle pages

Synopsis

In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder…

Ice rescue diver Derek Warner never meant to be a hero. But when two little girls go missing, he’s the first in line to bring them home—even if that means scouring the wilderness with the woman he once loved and lost, Artemis Rey.

Artemis has never stopped wanting Derek. Now, racing to find the girls before it’s too late, minutes turn to hours. Night falls. Old flames rekindle. And a danger grows in the darkest wilderness that may be more than even the Search and Rescue brotherhood can hope to face…

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Book Review: A Matter of Time Vol. 2 by Mary Calmes

A Matter of Time Vol. 2 (A Matter of Time Books 3 & 4)

Author: Mary Calmes

Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance

Warnings: Violence, kidnapping (or adultnapping), and a creepy serial killer with peeping tom tendencies and mommy issues

Rating: M

Length: 298 pages (novel)

Related Books:  Piece of Cake by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 8); Parting Shot by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 7); Ears, Eggs and Bunnies by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 6.5); But For You by Mary Calmes ( A Matter of Time Book 6); Just Jory by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 5.5); Bulletproof by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 5); Book Review: A Matter of Time Vol. 1 by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Books 1 & 2)

Synopsis

Three years ago, Jory Harcourt changed his name and shut the door on a past full of pain, only to emerge stronger on the other side. He has a new career, a great working partner, and a satisfying life—except for the hole in his chest left behind when police Detective Sam Kage walked out with his heart.

Now Sam’s back and he knows what he wants… and what he wants is Jory. Jory, who doesn’t know if he can survive another break up or losing Sam to his dangerous job, resists returning to the arms of the only man he has ever truly loved. But when a serial killer with a score to settle targets Jory, he will have to decide if love is worth the danger as he tries to solve the case and keep Sam safe.

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Book Review: A Matter of Time Vol. 1 by Mary Calmes

A Matter of Time Vol. 1 (A Matter of Time Books 1 & 2)

Author: Mary Calmes

Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance

Warnings: Mild violence & the threat of rape

Rating: M

Length: 280 pages (novel)

Related Books:  Piece of Cake by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 8); Parting Shot by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 7); Ears, Eggs and Bunnies by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 6.5); But For You by Mary Calmes ( A Matter of Time Book 6); Just Jory by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 5.5); Bulletproof by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 5); A Matter of Time Vol. 2 by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Books 3 & 4)

Synopsis

Jory Keyes leads a normal life as an architect’s assistant until he is witness to a brutal murder. Though initially saved by police Detective Sam Kage, Jory refuses protective custody—he has a life he loves that he won’t give up no matter who is after him. But Jory’s life is in real jeopardy, especially after he agrees to testify about what he saw.

While dealing with attempts on his life, well-meaning friends who want to see him happy, an overly protective boss, and a slowly unfolding mystery that is much more sinister than he could ever imagine, the young gay man finds himself getting involved with Sam, the conflicted and closeted detective. And though Jory may survive the danger, he may not survive a broken heart.

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Book Review: Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton

Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 11)

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, wereanimals, rape, abuse, child vampires, and vampire politics

Rating: MA15+

Length: 416 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 10); Book Review: Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 9)

Synopsis

With her “New York Times” bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels, Laurell K. Hamilton wraps readers up in stories of suspense and sensuality. Cerulean Sins is no exception. Now, Anita learns what it’s like to be at the new end of a centuries-old bloodline-and just how far she’ll let herself get pushed around by one of the oldest vampires alive…or should we say dead?

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Book Review: Narcissus In Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton

Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 10)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, wereanimals, panwere (shifter who can shift into multiple forms), a bad guy with a dissociative identity disorder, torture, forced shifting, BDSM themes, and general badassery

Rating: MA15+

Length: 424 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 9); Book Review: Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 8)

Synopsis

Hamilton’s vampire-hunting Anita Blake faces a plethora of foes in her tenth outing. Just returned to St. Louis after six months away, Anita is still no closer to choosing between her lovers–Jean-Claude, a vampire, and Richard, a werewolf. But she has to rely on both for help after two of the wereleopards that she has been watching are abducted at a seedy club called Narcissus in Chains. Anita and her boyfriends rescue the wereleopards from the sinister people holding them, but Anita is wounded in the fight and put at risk of becoming a wereleopard herself. Richard angrily captures the wereleopard he believes is responsible and threatens to execute him. Anita must now rescue that wereleopard from Richard and the werewolves he leads, even as she mourns the apparent end of her relationship with him. Then she realizes that those who kidnapped the first two wereleopards are targeting other lycanthropes. Maybe she will be next. With plenty of steamy sex and graphic violence, this is engaging reading for vampire cultists.

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Book Review: Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton

Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 9)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, shape-shifters, werejaguars, animators, serial killer, rape, mutilation, violence against children, and a deluded vampire who likes to wear human body parts as clothing accessories

Rating: MA15+

Length: 596 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 8); Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 7)

Synopsis

In her ninth adventure, vampire hunter Anita Blake owes a favor to a friend-a man almost as dangerous as the ancient evil she’s about to face.

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Book Review: Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton

Blue Moon (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 8)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, zombies, animators, werewolves, rotting vampires, night hags (moras), necromancers, demons, torture, mutilation, and a creepy eunuch sorcerer

Rating: MA15+

Length: 418 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 7); Book Review: The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 6)

Synopsis

When she chose master vampire Jean-Claude over her ex-fiancé, alpha werewolf Richard Zeeman, Anita learned that sometimes love is not enough. But though she and Richard won’t be walking down any aisles, she can’t turn her back on him when he’s arrested on a rape charge in Tennessee. Anita knows firsthand that Richard has the morals of a saint—or at least a boy scout. But his guilt or innocence is not the issue. He’s behind bars, and in five days a full moon will rise…

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Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton

Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 7)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, zombies, animators, werewolves, wereleopards, wererats, rotting vampires, body snatching vampires (I mean you, Traveler), rape, mutilation, disfigurement, and necromancy

Rating: MA15+

Length: 392 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake , Vampire Hunter Book 6); Book Review: Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 5)

Synopsis

“You can’t trust anyone who sleeps with the monsters.”

That’s what I’ve always said. That’s what I’ve always believed. But now I’m the one sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the City. Me, Anita Blake. The woman the vampires call the Executioner. From part of the solution, I’ve become part of the problem. So it hits close to home when an arsonist begins to target vampire-owned businesses all over town — an arsonist who seems to want to destroy more than just property. It’s the monsters who are in danger now. And it’s up the Executioner to save them from the inferno…

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Book Review: Sultry Sunset by Mary Calmes

Sultry Sunset (Mangrove Stories Book 3)

Author: Mary Calmes

Genre: Gay Romance

Warnings: Off-screen heterosexual sex, and detailed-yet vague- reference to periods

Rating: M

Length: 78 pages (short-story/novella)

Related Books: Quiet Nights by Mary Calmes (Mangrove Stories Book 2); Blue Days by Mary Calmes (Mangrove Stories Book 1)

Synopsis

Hutch Crowley is well-liked in the small resort town of Mangrove—he’s got friends in his new neighbors, he’s the owner of the town grocery, and he’s building a community center—but he’s still unlucky at love. Every man he’s attracted to is either taken or simply not interested, including his best friend, Mike Rojas.

When Mike came to Mangrove two years ago, Hutch gave him a job and a place to stay in his guesthouse, where Mike has remained ever since. Despite the rumors circulating about them, Hutch knows Mike is straight and looking for the right woman. But his friends disagree, and after some hints to the contrary, even Hutch finally has to admit that maybe the rest of the town sees something he’s been missing. If Hutch wants to spend each sultry sunset with the man of his dreams, it might be time to figure out what’s going on with his best friend’s heart.

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Book Review: The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 6)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, zombies, animators, werewolves, and a vampire with progressive virulent disease that mimics the rotting vampire phenomenon (due to trying to go cold turkey and living like a Cullen)

Rating: MA15+

Length: 368 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 5); Book Review: The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 4)

Synopsis

Dating both a vampire and a werewolf isn’t easy. But just to complicate Anita’s already messy life, someone has put a price on her head. Love cannot save her this time, so she turns to Edward, hitman extraordinaire, for help. But finding the person behind the threat won’t be easy, because as both a vampire hunter and zombie reanimator, Anita has made a lot of enemies-both human and otherwise.

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