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Hunted by Caitlin Ricci and A. J. Marcus

Malik Converse’s life changed dramatically when vampires showed up in pack territory and killed every werewolf they could find. He was out with a hunting party and escaped the worst of the attack, and now he and a packmate are on the run. They’re doing their best to evade the vampires who attacked them while plotting their vengeance.
Aren Ibsen has roamed the vampire courts for centuries, keeping his finger in the pot of vampire politics but never straying too deeply into those tormented waters. When the king of North America is killed by a werewolf, the new king leads the vampires on a crusade to wipe the werewolves off the continent. Aren and some of the other vampires wonder if this brash move is wise.
Aren and Malik cross paths, and they suddenly realize they have similar goals and a mutual attraction. With forces rallying against them, can they survive as fate pushes them to take on roles they never expected? If they do survive this, will the vampire and werewolf communities accept them and the love that blossoms between them?

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It was with some trepidation I agreed to read and review this book after receiving it as an ARC. As a general rule, I don’t care for vampire stories because they are usually full of ‘blood and gore’. I’ll have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised. In this day of everyone painting all members of an ethnic group with the same brush, Hunted proves that all groups have both good and bad members.

Aren goes against the conceived stereotype of ‘vampire’. He really doesn’t like killing people in order to drink their blood. When he meets Malik, he finds more in common with the werewolf than with many of his own kind, particularly his new king.

The pace of the book is exciting with not too much blood, and just enough sex without going overboard on either.

I have to say, I look forward to more adventures starring Aren and Malik as they strive to unite the vampires and shifters.

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Watch this space – coming soon

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Release date: 3/10

 

God, Kim Burrell, Ellen Degeneres, and beer

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Earlier I watched Pharrell on Ellen and they spoke about Kim Burrell. You can watch their discussion here. This was a really great way to deal with The Kim Burrell’s ‘sermon’.

This was a really great way to deal with The Kim Burrell’s ‘sermon’.

Tolerance of intolerance is itself, intolerant.

Unlike the Gaine’s family – Kim decided to step out into this subject and condemn and even spoke about ‘gay people dying in 2017.”
But if Kim actually read her Bible, and was a Biblical Literalist – she had no business preaching in the first place. The Bible strictly prohibits women, preachers. It also prohibits women in pants. And cutting their hair. And speaking to men in an authoritative position and on it goes. It’s not only a sin – it’s an abomination.

And the list of abominations and sins was not to make a laundry list so people can…

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Lazy

I just realized it’s been almost a month since I posted anything. I haven’t even updated to add The Black Fin Case to my list of books.

Cougar Chaos by A. J. Marcus

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“Parks and Wildlife Officer Brock Summers-Weir and his new husband, wildlife rehabber Landon Weir-Summers, are on their honeymoon high in the northern Colorado Rockies when they find an orphaned cougar cub. They quickly discover that there have been a number of cougars injured or killed in the area around Steamboat Springs. Although they are supposed to be on vacation, they work with local officials to try to find out what’s happening to the big cats.

When they get too close to the answers, their camp is ransacked and an ominous message is left. Rather than letting this intimidate them, they step up their investigation in the hopes that they can find the people responsible for the carnage and still manage to have a happy honeymoon.”

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This is the fourth in the series about Brock and Landon, and once again, I was on the edge of my chair. The author knows how to build drama and excitement.

As usual, with little regard for their own safety, Brock and Landon work to ensure the safety of the wild animals of Colorado.

The author has deviated a bit from the usual erotica, but I find it in no way detracts from the story. After all, this is not a romance; it is an adventure and mystery.

People who feel that sex is a necessary ingredient in a story about gay men will probably not enjoy it. However, if you like excitement and drama, don’t miss it.

I was furnished a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: 5 stars

RANT

Why, why, why, do people think that just because a book is about a gay couple there HAS to be sex in it. A lot of authors of GLBT are getting tired of writing nothing but sex.

“This is well-written, book 4 about a couple who’ve just gotten married, but really, you wouldn’t have said they were newlyweds. There weren’t any sex scenes in this, and only a kiss or two. The entire tale seemed to focus on wildlife and on people who were killing/trapping/maiming animals and raising them so that people could come and track and shoot them.

Not a nice tale, but like I said, it’s well-written. Not a romance – not sure how to classify this.”

This is a mystery book. I know of at least three authors who have written mystery series involving straight couples that have NO sex whatsoever in them. One series is up to twenty books now. The couple met in the first book, dated, lived together, got married, and now have kids – BUT THERE IS NO SEX – and no one thinks anything is wrong. Why should GLBT mysteries be any different?

It’s kind of like when I was advocating for same-sex marriage. People would say, “I don’t care what they do in the bedroom.” I know a lot of gay and lesbian couples and I have no idea what they do in the bedroom. What I care about is how they behave in public (and I don’t mind if they hold hands or kiss). Life is more than sex.

Weatherboy – Theo Fenraven

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After fifteen-year-old Tuck finds a Maya artifact while on vacation in Guatemala, his whole life changes. To his surprise, he discovers he can make it rain and snow. A local weatherman happens to be around when Tuck creates a waterspout near his home in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and the next thing he knows, someone from the Department of Homeland Security is picking him up at school and taking him to their offices in Orlando. From there, things only get weirder and more dangerous when he’s escorted to Washington, D.C.

With help from friends and family, Tuck tries to outwit government agents while staying one step ahead of the mysterious Rafe Castillo, the man assigned to ride herd on him. Tuck has an amazing opportunity to reverse the effects of climate change… but only if he stays alive long enough to do it.

 

I don’t want to add much to the blurb, because I don’t like to add spoilers. I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend it for any teenager who likes excitement and intrigue.

As usual, Fenraven gives us an interesting story with well-developed characters.

 

Theo Fenraven happily lives in south Florida, where it is hot and sunny much of the year.

Theo’s blog: http://theofenraven.wordpress.com.

Theo’s author page on Amazon: amazon.com/author/theofenraven.