A Marked Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion ~ Audiobook

51KhSYPmH2L._AA300_Title: A Marked Man

Series: Assassin/Shifter, #1

Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Narrator: Greg Boudreaux

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Length: 4 hours and 1 minute

Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing (March 25th 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Mateo Esposito loves his job. Hired assassin for the U.S. Government, he takes lives and he kicks ass with no mercy. When a job lands in his lap that’s just not quite right, Mateo finds himself questioning for the first time in his career. Who would have known he’d be undone by a purple hippo…

Riley Flynn is CEO of Flynn Electronics. Deep in his closet, Riley wonders what it would feel like to be with a man. When his path crosses with Mateo’s, their lives will never be the same.

Because Riley is Mateo’s next target…….

Be aware….Hot guys making love, Satan on TV and anal beads are just a few of the things guaranteed to make you spit your liquid on your monitor. Enjoy!

Product Link: http://amzn.to/264gCJ4

Reviewer: Tams

Review: E-book review from December 2012…

Openly gay assassin Mateo Esposito has the perfect life. He kills people for a living and doesn’t even think twice as he pulls the trigger. His targets are murderers, rapists and pedophiles; so the fact that he doesn’t lose any sleep over them is no surprise. Until he stumbles upon Riley Flynn.

Riley Flynn is the CEO of Flynn Electronics. Not so openly gay, Riley stays safely behind the doors of his closet. After his mother died when he was a teenager, Riley was raised by his homophobic father. Riley is also Mateo’s next target.

Character development was precise as we watch Mateo go from predator to protector. The relationship that develops between the pair is amazing, even as they fight it, and then give in to it, only to come across yet another road block. Gasq-Dion definitely laid the ground work for many more books and promising storylines with the side characters as well. My personal favorite would be General “fuck it” Derek and Pruitt, I do so hope they get much more page time in the coming books.

This is an M/M erotic love story that is sensual and steamy! It is also fast paced and action packed with several twists and turns to keep you guessing.

Audio book review April 2016…

It’s always a joy when a favorite narrator breathes life into one of your favorite books. Boudreaux truly brings Mateo and Riley to life with tone, inflection and sometimes not so subtle nuances. I especially liked the desperation I could hear in his voice during a more dramatic part in the story.

I’ve probably read this book a dozen times or more so I knew full well how these two met, fell in love, were torn apart and the dangerous road travelled to bring them back together. Listening to the events unfold gave me a new insight into the story. You can read a book and imagine how something sounds or feels, Boudreaux was able to bring those sounds and feelings out for the characters with the voices he gave them.

I highly recommend this series to anyone that reads the genre. Whether you like shifters, paranormal, romance, passion, angst, you can find just about anything in this series. And now we have the promise of hearing the escapades and sexcapades of this Motley crew of men that make up the Skull Blasters and Shifters.

Very exciting!

Locke and Key by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

c999ead75d1961408cf546d586facba7db4b045bTitle: Locke & Key
Series: Assassin/Shifter, #24
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Genre: Paranormal/Shifter
Length: Novel (163 pages)
Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing (August 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Werewolf Locke Renfro has spent most of his life hunting and killing rogue werewolves — vicious murderers who take pleasure in causing misery and destroying lives. Including his own when they slaughtered his parents. After a rogue bites his lover, it triggers the process of turning him into a rogue also and Locke must kill the only man he ever thought he’d love.

Years later, the fates have finally given him a mate — smart, funny and sexy Mitch Devan. Locke is afraid to seal their bond, though, terrified that it will make Mitch a target of rogues who despise him — who would love nothing better than to murder his soulmate.

Mitch Devan has spent so long waiting for Locke Renfro to claim him as his own that he’s not sure everything will work properly if the time finally arrives. But Locke has slain more than his share of rogues; he is convinced that mating with Mitch will put the human at the top of the rogues’ revenge hit list. Mitch isn’t sure that would be any worse than his platonic existence with the man he adores. When a simple business trip lands him in grave danger, Mitch finds out exactly how far Locke will go to retrieve the key to his heart.

Loyalties are tested and enemies are revealed, as the Skull Blaster team comes together to rescue their own.

ISBN: 9781310135118

Product Link(s): http://www.amazon.com/Locke-Key-Assassin-Sandrine-Gasq-Dion-ebook/dp/B012OSCQCA


Series reading order: https://www.goodreads.com/series/78242-assassin-shifter

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Mitch Devan has been waiting so long for Locke Renfro to stake his claim on him, he’s certain he has developed carpel tunnel! Locke fears that claiming his mate will paint a target on the guys back and Locke has lost too much in his life to risk Mitch.

While Locke keeps Mitch at a constant arms-length, Mitch becomes more frustrated with each passing day. When Mitch is kidnapped by the Titans, it would seem that Locke’s refusal to mate was all in vain. Now the question is, will Locke and his motley crew of Shifters and Assassins find Mitch before it’s too late?

This is another one of the couplings in the series that I have been anxiously awaiting for several books now. Mitch didn’t join the team under the best of circumstance; he was an unwilling participant of the Rogue Shifters plans to destroy the Skull Blasters from the inside out.

When Mitch almost lost his life due to that bad decision, Connor gave him immortality. Learning that Locke was his mate frightened Mitch in the beginning, but the unwavering love and commitment that Locke shown Mitch, a man who was intent on destroying Locke’s extended family, well… it took Mitch by surprise. And now that Mitch has fully accepted their bond and anxiously awaits being claimed, Locke refuses.

Locke lost everyone and everything he loved at the hands of the Rogues and the Titans when he was younger. Now that he has found a new family and a new love with Mitch, he is hesitant to do anything to jeopardize it. His body, no his wolf, screams for him to claim Mitch.

This elite team of Assassins, Shifters and Immortals is about to learn that the Titans are not only more powerful than they initially thought, they are far closer to home than they ever imagined. More secrets are revealed and the team learns that someone they once called friend is in league with the Titans. The game is about to change and the Skull Blasters will have to shift their focus as well if they stand a chance at winning the war that is almost at their doorstep.

There were a few twists and turns in this story that took me by surprise. I have to say, I was on the edge of my seat for the most part. Twenty something books into a sturdy series the Author definitely has to bring something new to the table to keep fans interested, and that is exactly what Gasq-Dion does with Locke and Key.

Of course her dry, witty style of writing is ever-present. As is the passionate edge she always gives her couples, each different and often surprising. The game has changed and I’m not only intrigued by this new turn of events, I’m anxious to see where it takes my beloved team of Assassins and Shifters.

This is book 24 in a series that must be read in order. I hear you. I know you are thinking there is no way, too many books to catch up on. I promise you it is so worth it. Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop. The stories are all the same, but different, they flow together so well but continually change things up just enough to keep you not only interested, but chomping at the bit for that next book.

Definitely a must read series and the best MM Shifter series available to date, in my opinion. There is drama, mystery, suspense, love, angst, passion, laughter, camaraderie and so much more. A little something for everyone I bet.

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

Dirty Ross by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

81CC5YzJdcL._SL1500_Title: Dirty Ross
Series: Assassin/Shifter, #22
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Genre: Paranormal and Shifter Romance
Length: Novel (282 pages)
Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing (April 14th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Cole Ryker has been a man on a mission since the second he laid eyes on tall, dark and dirty-talking Ross Collins. That mission? To get the macho Delta Force soldier into his bed and out of his head, putting an end to his obsession. When Ross finally agrees to a date, Cole is overjoyed – and, frankly, rather surprised. Ross is like no man he’s ever met. When one date leads to another and another, the men struggle to sort out their feelings. Ross Collins is in full command of everything in his life. When Cole Ryker hits on him – and keeps hitting on him – something in Ross is drawn to the confident fire fighter and the uncertainty that comes with letting someone else take the lead. Time with Cole is intoxicating, unlike anything Ross could have imagined. He’s falling fast and Cole is right there with him.

But everyone has secrets, don’t they? Ross is hiding the fact that he’s a werewolf, and Cole is terrified his own past relationship will ruin any chance he has of finding happiness with Ross. There’s also the matter of a man from Ross’ past who’s pretty determined to stake his own claim on the soldier. Truths explode as quickly and terrifying as a five-alarm fire, putting relationships in jeopardy and loved ones in danger. Is there an escape or will their love turn to ashes?

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Ross-Assassin-Shifter-Book-ebook/dp/B00JOZFQPQ

Review: Ross Collins refuses to be just another notch in Cole’s bed post, but the gorgeous fire fighter is relentless in his pursuits for the ex Delta Force, sex on a stick member of the Skull Blasters supernatural team. Part of it is Ross’s fear that if anyone finds out the truth about him, that he is in fact a werewolf, they won’t be able to see past that and fear him, leaving him alone still. The other part is simple annoyance, Cole grates on his last good nerve. The problem is that Cole has, in fact, gotten under Ross’s skin.

Since that first glance, Cole Stryker has not been able to get Ross off his mind. As hard as Ross refuses his advances, the harder Cole pours on the attention. When Ross finally succumbs to the constant barrage of affection and says yes to a date with Cole, even Cole is taken aback for a moment. The first thing these two will have to learn is how to communicate. Ross wants to be cherished by his mate, loved like all the other mates he see’s around him daily. Cole thinks that if he gets Ross into bed, that he’ll be able to curb his appetite for the man, wrong! But that first kiss doesn’t go quite as planned. Still, Ross feels something there. But when he tries to slow it down and do things right, Cole bolts. He doesn’t want a relationship with Ross, just a fling, right? Or so he tries to tell himself.

This will prove to be one of the most challenging romances in this series that has more than proven it has sustenance as well as longevity. First, they must learn to talk to each other, and then they have to trust each other with the truth. Cole’s past is something he hides, runs from and refuses to talk to anyone about except his best friend. He’s been hurt, and I mean hurt bad. Ross will have to share his secret with Cole before he’s ready and the man he’s falling in love with doesn’t take it nearly as well as Ross had hoped. Cole says some extremely harsh things and pushes Ross away. When he finally pulls his head out of his ass and realizes that he loves Ross, unconditionally, will it be enough for Ross to forgive him for the words he said out of anger, fear and confusion?

Dirty Ross definitely earns its title. When these two hook up, it’s dirty dirty! But it’s so passionate and sensual that neither of them knows what to do with it. As I said, Cole has been hurt so he is not used to someone being gentle and loving, caring about his needs first. Ross has waited so long for his mate that he wants everything to be perfect. He’ll have to adjust his views on love and commitment as well, as nothing in life is perfect, and it isn’t for any of the other mates either. Can these two find the balance that is perfect for them?

I love the constantly continuing stories that flow throughout all the books in this series. Each instalment is engaging and intriguing as there are always new twists and turns. While it would seem each member of the skull blaster team and/or the shifters has a specific purpose, that purpose is ever evolving and weaving itself with the other characters in the series. New challenges, new characters and new loves make themselves known in Dirty Ross. I cannot wait for the next book in this series, seriously hoping that it’s Killian and Stone! This is the best M/M sifter series there is out there today. Simply a must read, but start at the beginning with A Marked Man (book 1) if you haven’t started the series yet.