Taking Shield Box Set by Anna Butler Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Anna Butler stopping by today with her new release the Taking Shield Box Set, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant $20 Amazon GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Taking Shield Box Set

by

Anna Butler

Hate buying books in a series until the whole thing is done? Then check out the Rainbow Award-winning Taking Shield series, just released as an e-book boxed set. Not only do you get the entire series, there’s a very nice saving on the cost of the individual books! Anna’s dropped in today to tell us more.

About Taking Shield

Earth’s a dead planet, dark for thousands of years; lost for so long no one even knows where the solar system is. Her last known colony, Albion, has grown to be regional galactic power in its own right. But its drive to expand and found colonies of its own has threatened an alien race, the Maess, against whom Albion is now fighting a last-ditch battle for survival in a war that’s dragged on for generations.

Taking Shield charts the missions and adventures of Shield Captain Bennet, scion of a prominent military family. Bennet, also an analyst with the Military Strategy Unit, uncovers crucial data about the Maess to help with the war effort. Against the demands of his family’s ‘triple goddess’ of Duty, Honour and Service, is set Bennet’s relationships with lovers and family—his difficult relationship with his long term partner, Joss; his estrangement from his father, Caeden, the commander of Fleet’s First Flotilla; and Fleet Lieutenant Flynn, who, over the course of the series, develops into Bennet’s main love interest.

Over the Taking Shield arc, Bennet will see the extremes to which humanity’s enemies, and his own people, will go to win the war. Some days he isn’t able to tell friend from foe. Some days he doubts everything, including himself, as he strives to ensure Albion’s victory. And some days he isn’t sure, any longer, what victory looks like.

More information and background on the Shield Universe here

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Day of Wrath by Anna Butler

Title: Day of Wrath

Series: Taking Shield 05

Author: Anna Butler

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novel (370pgs)

Publisher: Glass Hat Press (June 28, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: In less than a week, Bennet will finally return to the Shield Regiment, leaving behind the Gyrfalcon, his father, his friends… and Flynn. Promotion to Shield Major and being given command of a battle group despite the political fallout from Makepeace the year before is everything he thought he wanted. Everything he’s worked towards for the last three years. Except for leaving Flynn. He really doesn’t want to leave Flynn.

There’s time for one last flight together. A routine mission. Nothing too taxing, just savouring every moment with the best wingman, the best friend, he’s ever had. That’s the plan.

Bennet should know better than to trust to routine because what waits for them out there will change their lives forever.

ISBN: B07D22Z484

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK | KOBO | Smashwords

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I love an author who is not afraid to take out characters. Sometimes that is called for in a story. The author does a wonderful job in this story as the fate of everyone rests in their hands. The story was wonderful. Edge of your seat battles and twists and turns that took me by surprise. The betrayal, I never saw coming so was pleasantly blindsided.

It was a perfect blend of chaos, harmony, betrayal and suspense all woven into one exciting book.

The overall feel is one of completeness. I loved everything about the descriptions and backgrounds as the story progressed. The series has no shortage of information given as to why certain things happened and why.

Flynn and Bennet have come so far together in this series. I loved their characters and trials they have been through to get to this exciting conclusion. I am sad to see this end but that is just the way it is with a good series.

Great read.

Day Of Wrath by Anna Butler Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Anna Butler stopping by today with the tour for her new release Day of Wrath, we have a fantastic guest post, a great excerpt, and we have Anna’s amazing giveaway where you could win a $25 (or equivalent) Amazon card, a signed copy of Taking Shield 01 : Gyrfalcon, or pick an eBook from Anna’s back catalogue, so guys check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Day of Wrath

(Taking Shield 05)
by

Anna Butler

In less than a week, Bennet will finally return to the Shield Regiment, leaving behind the Gyrfalcon, his father, his friends… and Flynn. Promotion to Shield Major and being given command of a battle group despite the political fallout from Makepeace the year before is everything he thought he wanted. Everything he’s worked towards for the last three years. Except for leaving Flynn. He really doesn’t want to leave Flynn.

There’s time for one last flight together. A routine mission. Nothing too taxing, just savouring every moment with the best wingman, the best friend, he’s ever had. That’s the plan.

Bennet should know better than to trust to routine because what waits for them out there will change their lives forever.

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Day Of Wrath by Anna Butler Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Anna Butler stopping by today with her new release Day of Wrath, we have Anna’s amazing giveaway where you could win a $25 (or equivalent) Amazon card, a signed copy Taking Shield 01 : Gyrfalcon, or pick an eBook from Anna’s back catalogue, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Day of Wrath

(Taking Shield 05)
by

Anna Butler

In less than a week, Bennet will finally return to the Shield Regiment, leaving behind the Gyrfalcon, his father, his friends… and Flynn. Promotion to Shield Major and being given command of a battle group despite the political fallout from Makepeace the year before is everything he thought he wanted. Everything he’s worked towards for the last three years. Except for leaving Flynn. He really doesn’t want to leave Flynn.

There’s time for one last flight together. A routine mission. Nothing too taxing, just savouring every moment with the best wingman, the best friend, he’s ever had. That’s the plan.

Bennet should know better than to trust to routine because what waits for them out there will change their lives forever.

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Taking Shield Series by Anna Butler Recap Tour & Cover Reveal, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hi guys! We have Anna Butler stopping by today with the recap blast for Taking Shield, we also have the cover reveal for her upcoming Taking Shield instalment Day of Wrath, we have a great excerpt, Anna’s giveaway and Shorty’s reviews so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

Day of Wrath

(Taking Shield 05)
by

Anna Butler

In less than a week, Bennet will finally return to the Shield Regiment, leaving behind the Gyrfalcon, his father, his friends… and Flynn. Promotion to Shield Major and being given command of a battle group despite the political fallout from Makepeace the year before is everything he thought he wanted. Everything he’s worked towards for the last three years. Except for leaving Flynn. He really doesn’t want to leave Flynn.

There’s time for one last flight together. A routine mission. Nothing too taxing, just savouring every moment with the best wingman, the best friend, he’s ever had. That’s the plan.

Bennet should know better than to trust to routine because what waits for them out there will change their lives forever.

Release date: 28th June 2018
Pre-order:
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The Jackal’s House by Anna Butler

Title: The Jackal’s House

Series: Lancaster’s Luck 02

Author: Anna Butler

Genre: Steampunk

Length: Novel (310 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 30, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Something is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos. But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very modern conspiracy….

Rafe Lancaster’s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900, and when Rafe’s House encourages him to join Ned’s next archaeological expedition, he sees a chance for it to deepen further. Since all the Houses of the Britannic Imperium, Rafe’s included, view assassination as a convenient solution to most problems, he packs his aether pistol—just in case.

Trouble finds them in Abydos. Rafe and Ned begin to wonder if they’re facing opposition to the Temple of Seti being disturbed. What begins as tricks and pranks escalates to attacks and death, while the figure of the Dog—the jackal-headed god, Anubis, ruler of death—casts a long shadow over the desert sands. Destruction follows in his wake as he returns to reclaim his place in Abydos. Can Rafe and Ned stand against both the god and House plots when the life of Ned’s son is on the line?

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-944-4

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-jackals-house-by-anna-butler-8998-b

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The beginning of this story wraps up things left unanswered in the first book and is somewhat slow. Afterwards we find Ned is going to Aegypt for his archaeological dig. Rafe is less than thrilled and even Harry, Ned’s son, is somewhat displeased.

Once at the site things become strange and start picking up. There were many twists and turns that added a mysterious element to the story. While some I figured out others surprised me. I truly like the characters in this story as they seem well blended and rounded.

My only gripe with the series is that is seems slow at times to the point where I would like to stop reading for a while. I liked both books but this one is better paced than the first one.

All in all a great read and continuation of the series.

The Gilded Scarab by Anna Butler

Title: The Gilded Scarab

Series: Lancaster’s Luck 01

Author: Anna Butler

Genre: Steampunk

Length: Novel (314 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 16, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: When Captain Rafe Lancaster is invalided out of the Britannic Imperium’s Aero Corps after crashing his aerofighter during the Second Boer War, his eyesight is damaged permanently, and his career as a fighter pilot is over. Returning to Londinium in late November 1899, he’s lost the skies he loved, has no place in a society ruled by an elite oligarchy of powerful Houses, and is hard up, homeless, and in desperate need of a new direction in life.

Everything changes when he buys a coffeehouse near the Britannic Imperium Museum in Bloomsbury, the haunt of Aegyptologists. For the first time in years, Rafe is free to be himself. In a city powered by luminiferous aether and phlogiston, and where powerful men use House assassins to target their rivals, Rafe must navigate dangerous politics, deal with a jealous and possessive ex-lover, learn to make the best coffee in Londinium, and fend off murder and kidnap attempts before he can find happiness with the man he loves.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-773-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-gilded-scarab-by-anna-butler-3119-b

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: While I loved the concept of this story I felt it was way too slow paced. Some things needed shortening to appreciate the entire story.

I was a little taken aback at how easily Rafe sleeps with men. I realize he is trying to find his way after being injured in a crash and his career ending as a pilot but I thought he would have better discretion than he did given what his occupation and the time period was.

I really liked the twists and turns, action scenes and all around setup into what I’m sure will be a great series. I am looking forward to getting know the characters more. The story seemed a bit long winded for me though I did enjoy it somewhat.

Good read.

The Jackal’s House by Anna Butler Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Anna Butler stopping by today with the tour for her new release The Jackal’s House, we have a brilliant guest post from Anna, a great new excerpt, Shorty’s reviews and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

The Jackal’s House

(Lancaster’s Luck 02)
by

Anna Butler

Something is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos. But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very modern conspiracy…

Rafe Lancaster’s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900, and when Rafe’s House encourages him to join Ned’s next archaeological expedition, he sees a chance for it to deepen further. Since all the Houses of the Britannic Imperium, Rafe’s included, view assassination as a convenient solution to most problems, he packs his aether pistol—just in case.

Trouble finds them in Abydos. Rafe and Ned begin to wonder if they’re facing opposition to the Temple of Seti being disturbed. What begins as tricks and pranks escalates to attacks and death, while the figure of the Dog—the jackal-headed god Anubis, ruler of death—casts a long shadow over the desert sands. Destruction follows in his wake as he returns to reclaim his place in Abydos. Can Rafe and Ned stand against both the god and House plots when the life of Ned’s son is on the line?

 Dreamspinner Press ebook  | Dreamspinner Press paperback | Amazon US | Amazon UK

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The Jackal’s House by Anna Butler Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Anna Butler stopping by today with her new release The Jackal’s House, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

The Jackal’s House

(Lancaster’s Luck 02)
by

Anna Butler

Something is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos. But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very modern conspiracy…

Rafe Lancaster’s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900, and when Rafe’s House encourages him to join Ned’s next archaeological expedition, he sees a chance for it to deepen further. Since all the Houses of the Britannic Imperium, Rafe’s included, view assassination as a convenient solution to most problems, he packs his aether pistol—just in case.

Trouble finds them in Abydos. Rafe and Ned begin to wonder if they’re facing opposition to the Temple of Seti being disturbed. What begins as tricks and pranks escalates to attacks and death, while the figure of the Dog—the jackal-headed god Anubis, ruler of death—casts a long shadow over the desert sands. Destruction follows in his wake as he returns to reclaim his place in Abydos. Can Rafe and Ned stand against both the god and House plots when the life of Ned’s son is on the line?

 Dreamspinner Press ebook  | Dreamspinner Press paperback | Amazon US | Amazon UK

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The Jackal’s House by Anna Butler Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Anna Butler stopping by today with the fabulous cover to her upcoming release The Jackal’s House, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway to celebrate so check out the post and follow the instructions to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

The Jackal’s House

(Lancaster’s Luck 02)
by

Anna Butler

Something is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos. But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very modern conspiracy…

Rafe Lancaster’s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900, and when Rafe’s House encourages him to join Ned’s next archaeological expedition, he sees a chance for it to deepen further. Since all the Houses of the Britannic Imperium, Rafe’s included, view assassination as a convenient solution to most problems, he packs his aether pistol—just in case.

Trouble finds them in Abydos. Rafe and Ned begin to wonder if they’re facing opposition to the Temple of Seti being disturbed. What begins as tricks and pranks escalates to attacks and death, while the figure of the Dog—the jackal-headed god Anubis, ruler of death—casts a long shadow over the desert sands. Destruction follows in his wake as he returns to reclaim his place in Abydos. Can Rafe and Ned stand against both the god and House plots when the life of Ned’s son is on the line?

Release date: 30th October 2017
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press ebook  | Dreamspinner Press paperback

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The Chains of Their Sins by Anna Butler Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Anna Butler stopping by today with the tour for her new release The Chains of Their Sins, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Shorty’s review so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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The Chain of Their Sins

(Taking Shield 04)
by

Anna Butler

Shield Captain Bennet arrives on the Gyrfalcon to take up his final year’s posting before returning to the Shield Regiment after his rotation out.

On Gyrfalcon he faces up to the fallout from Makepeace—ethical, political and above all, personal. Will he be able to accept necessity: that knowing what the Maess are up to outweighs the humanitarian issues surrounding the prisoners he rescued from Makepeace? Can he ride out the political furore that follows the loss of the dreadnought Caliban? How will he cope with an entire year of serving under his father, Caeden? And worst of all, how in the name of every god in the Pantheon can he stand to see Flynn every single day, with the Fraternisation Regs standing between them and keeping them apart?

It will be an interesting year. Bennet can hardly wait for it to be over. Of course, things never really do go to plan…

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The Chains of Their Sins by Anna Butler Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Anna Butler stopping by today with her new release The Chains of Their Sins, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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The Chain of Their Sins

(Taking Shield 04)
by

Anna Butler

Shield Captain Bennet arrives on the Gyrfalcon to take up his final year’s posting before returning to the Shield Regiment after his rotation out.

On Gyrfalcon he faces up to the fallout from Makepeace—ethical, political and above all, personal. Will he be able to accept necessity: that knowing what the Maess are up to outweighs the humanitarian issues surrounding the prisoners he rescued from Makepeace? Can he ride out the political furore that follows the loss of the dreadnought Caliban? How will he cope with an entire year of serving under his father, Caeden? And worst of all, how in the name of every god in the Pantheon can he stand to see Flynn every single day, with the Fraternisation Regs standing between them and keeping them apart?

It will be an interesting year. Bennet can hardly wait for it to be over. Of course, things never really do go to plan…

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Passing Shadows by Anna Butler Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Anna Butler stopping by today with her new FF release Passing Shadows, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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Passing Shadows

by

Anna Butler

Li Liang has found a berth to suit her: chief pilot and first officer of the all-female crew of an old space freighter, the Sappho. Then one ordinary, unremarkable morning, Liang retunes the Sappho’s communications systems just in time to catch the breathless, terrible accounts from Mars of the total destruction of Earth. 

Earth’s a cinder. The unknown alien race that destroyed it has left Mars, too, in flames and is ravening outward from the solar system, devouring every human colony on the way. 

Liang’s one of the few survivors, racing ahead of the Devourers, rescuing as many frightened, shocked people as she can. Will Liang and the pitiful remnants of humanity find a new haven, somewhere to start again? Or will she, too, echo the dreadful last message coming out of their dead home? 

They’re coming. Oh God, they’re coming.

About Passing Shadows

Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
Psalm 144:4 

Passing Shadows is a trilogy of short stories with a lesbian main character, Li Liang, who is one of the sole surviving witnesses of the destruction of Earth. The stories tell of the beginning of a long exodus across the galaxy looking for a haven where mankind can start again.

Overthrown By Strangers, Habitation of Dragons, Winterlight

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Taking Shield series by Anna Butler Recap, Reviews & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Anna Butler popping in with a recap of her series Taking Shield including the newest release Makepeace, we have Shorty’s review for all three books and there’s a fantastic giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Makepeace

(Taking Shield 03)
by

Anna Butler

Returning to duty following his long recovery from the injuries he sustained during the events recounted in Heart Scarab, Shield Captain Bennet accepts a tour of duty in Fleet as flight captain on a dreadnought. The one saving grace is that it isn’t his father’s ship—bad enough that he can’t yet return to the Shield Regiment, at least he doesn’t have the added stress of commanding former lover Fleet Lieutenant Flynn, knowing the fraternisation regulations will keep them apart.

  Working on the material he collected himself on T18 three years before, Bennet decodes enough Maess data to send him behind the lines to Makepeace, once a human colony but under Maess control for more than a century. The mission goes belly up, costing Albion one of her precious, irreplaceable dreadnoughts and bringing political upheaval, acrimony and the threat of public unrest in its wake. But for Bennet, the real nightmare is discovering what the Maess have in store for humanity.

It’s not good. It’s not good at all.

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Heart Scarab by Anna Butler Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Anna Butler and her brilliant release Heart Scarab stopping by today, we have a great interview with Anna, a tasty excerpt and a brilliant comment giveaway and an awesome rafflecopter giveaway so enjoy the post and leave a comment and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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Heart Scarab

(Taking Shield 02)
by

Anna Butler

Telnos is an unpleasant little planet, inhabited by religious fanatics in the festering marshlands and unregistered miners running illegal solactinium mines up in the hills. But the Maess want Telnos, and Shield Captain Bennet’s job is to get out as many civilians as he can—a task that leaves him lying on Telnos while the last cutter of evacuees escapes in the teeth of the Maess invasion.

Bennet is listed missing in action, believed dead on a planet now overrun by Maess drones. His family is grieving. His long-term partner, Joss, is both mourning and guilt-ridden.

And Fleet Lieutenant Flynn? Flynn is desolate. Flynn is heart-broken… no. Flynn is just broken

From Wilde City Press as an ebook or paperback. From an Amazon near you (Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk links)

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Heart Scarab by Anna Butler

25955599Title: Heart Scarab
Series: Taking Shield # 2
Author: Anna Butler
Genre: Romantic, Sci-Fi/Time Travel, Series
Length: Novel (368 pages)
Publisher: Wilde City Press (July 22, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Shield Captain Bennet is on Telnos, an unpleasant little planet inhabited by religious fanatics and unregistered miners running illegal solactinium mines. It’s about to be about to be overrun by the Maess. Bennet’s job is to get out as many civilians as he can, but the enemy arrives before the evacuation is complete. Caught in a vicious fire fight, Bennet is left behind, presumed dead.

His family is grieving. Joss, his long-term partner, grieves with them; lost, unhappy, remorseful. First Lieutenant Flynn has no official ‘rights’ here. He isn’t family. He isn’t partner or lover.

All he is, is broken.

ISBN: 978-1-925313-25-3

Product Link: http://www.wildecity.com/books/gay-mainstream/heart-scarab/

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the second book in the Taking Shield series. I loved the entire book. It was heart stopping at times and yet heartbreaking at others.

Bennet is sent on a mission that goes horribly wrong. But before that Joss, his longtime partner wants him to quit the military. I really felt for Jose, understanding his need for his partner but at the same time I understood Bennet’s position.

This book provides plenty of action and adventure among a well written story that takes the reader on a deadly mission. I was on the edge of my seat reading this book and holding my breath at times. It’s truly a wonderful story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Tough some things were confusing I still figured out what the author was trying to say.

I really liked the detailed descriptions of Telnos, even though it did not sound like a good place to be I imagined what it actually looked like. One of the things I did not like was the possibility of a relationship with a woman in a future. I sincerely hope this is not the case as I only read m/m.

Overall it was really good tale of adventure and danger set in a sci-fi world, though there was not much sci-fi.

Great read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Contact Sport by Anna Butler

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Series: 2013 Daily Dose: Make a Play

Author: Anna Butler

Genre: M/M Contemporary

Length: Short Story

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1st, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Thommie

Blurb: Jamie Connor is a charming and sexy star college hockey player. He’s not the sort of man to be dazzled by someone who speaks in long mathematical formulas and worries about strategic thinking. At least, he wasn’t that sort of man until the college dean agrees to a scrimmage match with the nerds of the Blaine Strategic Institute, and Matt Blaine, son of the founder, captains the other side. In a sport where full body checks are a legitimate play, Jamie’s taken by surprise at just how much the King of Cool wants the King of Geeks.

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3925

Review: Oh man, this was fun. This was lots and lots of fun.

 Imagine this college hockey player that has a Rock Star status being blown up by a geek. All that arrogance, all that self-assurance and self-importance and there comes a geek, not just any geek but the very King of them and SURPRISE! Not only is Jamie left with a slack jaw because the geek is simply beautiful, drop-dead gorgeous, but he actually can play hockey and nearly won the game from Jamie. Hell, if it wasn’t for the rest of the team, Jamie would be laying at Mr. Geek’s feet in pieces.

But, damn it if he cares. He’s got another kind of contact to make with beautiful geek guy after the game and he’s having quite a change of heart about math.

Lovely read, very fun, very fast, quite hilarious at parts and definitely hot there at the end. It did regenerate a question out of me though and that’d be: Will Ms. Butler make this a short length series or was this it?

As it is this Shorty is quite worth a read. Enjoyed it!