Payback by Alec Nortan Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Alec Nortan stopping by today with his new release Payback, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant $10 NineStar GC giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Payback

by

Alec Nortan

When Josh’s sister, Cherry, is kidnapped, her family decides to follow the kidnapper’s instructions and pay the ransom. But when Josh gets attacked and robbed before freeing his sister, they have no choice but to call for the FBI’s help.

For Agent Phisburry, this is just another kidnapping. Once she successfully gets the girl back to her parents, safe and sound, the difficult task to find the kidnapper—who managed to get away with the ransom despite all the tracking devices—begins. She has to find who’s telling the truth, and who’s lying, to uncover what everyone’s trying to keep secret.

Warning: brief references to the mistreatment of a child

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The Gaia Protocol by Alec Nortan

Title: The Gaia Protocol

Author: Alec Nortan

Genre: Science Fiction, Mythology, Fantasy, Dystopia

Length: Novella (174 Pages)

Publisher: NineStar Press (February 6, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Long ago, the Gods came back to earth and banished all science from Earth. When Prome finds an amulet in the ruins of an ancient city, he doesn’t expect it to take him and his friend Malia on a quest to discover the long forgotten secret of the Technologists, to meet someone who awakens feelings of love in him, nor to defy the Gods themselves.

ISBN: 978-1-94595-256-2

Product Link: NineStar Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have never read any stories by this author and I will admit that when I first started reading it, I had my misgivings about it. However the further I got into the story, lets just say I was quite shocked and very pleased.

Many years ago technology was something well known and used. That is until the gods destroyed it and killed most of those who used it. Prome finds an amulet in some ruins of old and ancient city. He just thought it was a cute trinket, but it leads him and his friends on a mighty chase.

I had trouble with the first parts of the story and the characters and was about to give up reading it. It wasn’t until I got into the middle of the book that things to a turn. I will also admit that I was thinking it was going to be Prome and Malia, which doesn’t sit with me. So when our sexy little Garbos comes into the picture, you can see the heat flowing. It takes Prome time to decided that he likes Garbos more then he did Malia, well for love anyway. His attitude towards Garbos though, had me wishing Prome would get dumped on his head. It took me some time to figure it out though. Although for a moment there, I was wondering about Pyrias. Could have made a sweet third, but the author made this story just work.

Like I said above it did take some time to get into the story but I was pleased with the ending. It also seemed like the author hinted at maybe a second book would be possible. In that case I am ready to read it. I had a lot of fun with this story and might be checking this author out a bit more in the future.

To Fight His Heart by Alec Nortan

Alec Nortan - To Fight His Heart CoverTitle: To Fight His Heart

Series: Matt Glenn #3

Author: Alec Nortan

Genre: Contemporary

Length:  Novella (74 Pages)   

Publisher:  NineStar Press (August 8, 2016)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥  3.5 Hearts

Blurb:  The only way for Matt to be with Jordan is to put his life back on tracks. And if it requires physical injuries, Matt is ready to pay that price. One price he isn’t ready to pay, though, is other people’s mistakes. And as his past catches up with him, a lot of such people are ganging up on him, including cops.

ISBN: 978-1-91115-369-6

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/to-fight-his-heart/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: To enjoy this series I would suggest starting with the first book.  

Ben was dead and after two years of being gone, Matt needs a change.  Jordan is back in his life but he wants to go slowly and for me that sounds good.  However for the story it wasn’t.  Cops are still after him, there is a homophobic district attorney and Matt is doing some really weird exercises in this book.  There is something major missing from this whole story, but I just don’t know what.

It is a very slow paced story and that right there was a problem for me.  My attention just couldn’t be kept on the book at all.  Now what Matt has gone through is horrible, and then there is Jordan who seems a bit off.  There is no chemistry between them and no passion to be seen.  The whole story just felt off and fell flat to me.  It felt like everything was thrown together and the editors missed some good spots. 

The story felt repetitive and boring. It is a dry tone with very little emotion added on, although what the characters are going through is emotional; the story just doesn’t do it justice.  I am afraid that this story and series was just not for me.

To Lose His Heart by Alec Nortan

Alec Nortan - To Lose His Heart Cover sTitle: To Lose His Heart

Series: Matt Glenn #2

Author: Alec Nortan

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (87 Pages)   

Publisher: NineStar Press (May 30, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Things should be going great for Matt Glenn. His business as a security consultant is thriving and he’s rekindled his relationship with sexy detective Jordan Cobbers. But the pressures of work are driving Matt and Jordan ever further apart. Luckily Matt’s old flame, Ben, is on hand to make thing right. But tragedy strikes, and Matt is in danger of having everything ripped from his world, including his sanity. When he loses his heart, how far must he go to find it again?

ISBN: 978-1-91115-357-3

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/to-lose-his-heart/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: To enjoy this series I would suggest starting with the first book.  

Now this book does give you warning that tragedy strikes, but let’s just say I wasn’t ready for it and I absolutely hated it after that.  It was the reason that my rating went down.  Also when he was in and out, the paragraphs got smaller and for me just a bit confusing.  Other than my issues with this story, well let’s just say read the story.

Matt was in love with two men.  Jordan and Matt had broken up and gotten back together, but miscommunication and the fact that Jordan was an ass, they ended up over.  Then in comes Ben who Matt had fallen for, but been warned to stay away by his mother and things heat up.  Then tragedy strikes and well you will just have to read the story.

It is an interesting story, if not a bit confusing and dry at some parts of it.  I am afraid that it wasn’t one of my favorites, but it was still an enjoyable read.  I will leave my final judgement after I read the next book.

To Steal His Heart by Alec Nortan

Alec Nortan - To Steal His Heart Cover sTitle: To Steal His Heart

Series: Matt Glenn #1

Author: Alec Nortan

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella

Publisher: NineStar Press (April 25, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2.5 Hearts

Blurb: The best way to catch a thief is to act like one—or at least that’s how Matt Glenn operates. He’ll protect your valuables, but the one thing he can’t protect is his own heart. His life is looking up when he meets hot client Ben on his latest assignment. But when Matt comes back into contact with police lieutenant Jordan Cobbers, the man who could have been the love of his life, things get complicated. As the danger rises and lives are placed at risk, will Matt survive? 

ISBN: 978-1-91115-347-4

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/to-steal-his-heart/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Alec is a new author for me so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. Now the title is what caught my eye from the start, then I read the blurb and I couldn’t wait to read it. However once I started reading it, I felt a little bit disappointed. The blurb made it sound like this exciting and funny story, however the follow thru was lacking. The sentences were short and very curt, which made the story fall flat and sloppy. The story just didn’t flow right at all for me.

Matt’s job is to protect other people’s property, except he has no clue how to protect himself. Ben is a customer who is very much interested in Matt, but Matt doesn’t realize it. There is probably only one sex scene in the whole book and let’s just say there is no build up whatsoever. They get in the car; go to dinner, to the next morning. You are told that there is some hot sex, but you don’t see it. There is no connection here.

This author stated Feds, but used British terms. It felt like the author got their languages all screwed up. What was supposed to be funny just fell short of being a bit dull. There is no build up and there is no true story here. How did the man get into the business, for one? The location was never stated so one had no clue where they were at. Plus the police part just doesn’t even seem plausible let alone real enough. Plus one night he is in love with Ben, then the next night he is in love with Jordan, but none of it is more than just talk. You get more description about their room then you do anything else.

I was hoping for an exciting story but I am afraid that this story was just not for me.