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4.5 and 4 Stars for Beware of Wolf (Underdogs #2) by Geonn Cannon #FF #UrbanFantasy @GeonnCannon @SupposedCrimes

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Title: Beware of Wolf (Underdogs #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Geonn Cannon (Supposed Crimes)
Publication Date & Length: July 1, 2013, 235 pages

Synopsis

Everyone in Seattle knows the name Melody Louise Scott. The little blonde girl with a mischievous grin disappeared three days ago, and every night since her photo has appeared on the news with pleas for any information that leads to her being found safe. Not everyone knows the name Jenna Morris who was just reported missing. The only difference between the two girls is that Melody is white and Jenna is black.

Fearing the worst and knowing the police won’t give her daughter priority, Jenna’s mother hires Ari so she’ll know that finding her daughter is the top priority for at least one person. Ari agrees to take the case, putting her at odds with a Detective Lorne, whom she first encountered during the Gavin debacle. Lorne has grown suspicious of what happened that night and uses the opportunity of working together to try and figure out what secrets Ari is hiding.

Meanwhile Ari becomes friends with a British canidae Millicent “Milo” Duncan, another wolf whose intentions may not be as pure as they first appear. With Ari distracted by the case and keeping Detective Lorne at arms’ length, Dale becomes more suspicious of the new arrival’s true motives for being in Seattle.

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FourandHalfStars

This is probably my favorite of the series. I’m a sucker for rescues of any kind thou! Although they are all great reads and can be read alone, I suggest reading them all!
These books are well written and have plenty of suspense, twist, turns and romance to keep you turning pages.
I love Ari and Dale! The fact that they always do the right thing even when its the hardest thing to do! They are two of my favorite characters! I look forward to hopefully seeing more of them!

Amber

FourStars

I received this book from Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.
A really brilliant novel. To call this book a mystery would be an understatement, it’s a mystery within a mystery, leaving the reader constantly needing to read on to discover what will happen next. It’s full of intrigue and excitement and just as one mystery seems to be solved another one arises some connected others may be connected or may not be, constantly keeping the reader in suspense is one of the strengths of this wonderful novel.
Although part of the “underdogs” series it is a stand alone book. Mr Cannon cleverly explains to new readers any previous information needed by still managing to make this information new and relevant for previous reader of this magnificent series.
One question I would ask was when did Milo learn about Ari’s collar as she seemed to know about it before seeing her?
I really would recommend this fascinating book. This is the third book in this series I have read and I am eagerly awaiting the next.
Chris

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Geonn Cannon lives in Oklahoma. He is the author of several novels, including the Riley Parra series which is currently being produced as a webseries for Tello Films, and an official Stargate SG-1 tie-in novel. Information about his other novels and an archive of free stories can be found online at geonncannon.com.

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TWO 4 Star Reviews for Dogs of War (Underdogs #3) by Geonn Cannon #FF #UrbanFantasy @GeonnCannon @SupposedCrimes

Title: Dogs of War
Author Name & Publisher: Geonn Cannon (Supposed Crimes)
Publication Date & Length: July 1, 2014, 238 pages

Synopsis

An ancient ceremony known as “wolf manoth,” in which human hunters kill as many canidae as possible, has been revived. The hunters have arrived in force, focusing on the Pacific Northwest due to its high wolf population. Ariadne Willow, alerted to the danger by her mother, goes undercover with a group of hunters in an effort to minimize the damage. Unfortunately the hunters have a new weapon, a drug that brings out the feral side of any canidae exposed to it. With her safety and sanity both at risk, Ari is forced to trust a friend turned enemy in order to stay alive.

Meanwhile, Dale is cut off from her friend and partner and faces the wrath of drugged canidae and hunters who are eager to make an example of a human who has been consorting with a wolf. Chased through the city and forced to take refuge wherever she can get it, Dale receives help from unexpected corners.

Separated by circumstance and under attack from threats both human and wolf, Ari and Dale must do everything in their power to keep the body count down while also staying alive long enough to find each other again.Add to GoodReads

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FourStars

A really exciting and conceivable novel. This book in the series, although it is a stand alone novel, concentrates on the heightening tensions between the canidae and the hunters. The canidae, the shiftshapers who transform into wolves, really are credible and this can only be explained by the brilliant way the author presents this intriguing novel.
Although part are a little deja vu, there is enough new information added to keep the interest of the previous readers of this series, while explaining situations to new readers.
I also enjoyed the continuing loving relationship between Ari and Dale while welcoming more information about Ari’s family, which proved both fascinating and thought-provoking.
The only point I would question was when Dale and Ari were separated Dale switched off her mobile as the battery was running low only to switch it back on again in the evening to see if there was any news from Ari, then left it on all night to see if Ari called her back. Did she misjudge the battery life?
Mr Cannon is the master of leaving the reader wanting more and I for one can not wait until his next novel appears.
Chris
FourStars
Another well written book in this series!
I enjoy the fact you can read these books as stand alones or out of order yet they always leave you wanting more.
Dale and Ari are at it again and there is never a shortage of drama, twist, and suspense when these two come together.
I truly enjoy reading this series and recommend it to anyone who enjoys shifter novels. Although its not your typical shifter it is much more believable.
Amber

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5 stars for Euan & Gregg (Storming Love: Flood #5) by Pelaam @Pelaam #romance #MM

Title: Euan & Gregg
Author Name: Pelaam
Publication Date & Length: May 1, 2015, 90 pages

Synopsis

Euan looks forward to spending time with his best friend, and unrequited love, Gregg. But Gregg has a confession himself, he isn’t the straight jock Euan thinks. When the truth emerges, Euan learns of a side to his friend’s life he never imagined.

Just as they find out the truth Mother Nature unleashes her fury and they’re trapped on a mountain during the flood.

Even if they weather nature’s storm, there is still a more personal fury to be faced.

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 FiveStarsThe Storming Love: Flood stories are part of the second Storming Love anthology. Compared to the Blizzard stories, these are much more cohesive. They all focus on the same flood, in the same small Texas town. Where there were some weaker stories in the Blizzard anthology, the writing of the Flood stories is consistently excellent. Each writer has chosen different men to write about, but the stories interlink and build on each other beautifully. This is a great collection.

 

Euan and Gregg seem much younger than the other men in this series and they’re not just living through a storm, they have unrequited love, hidden sexual orientation and parental rejection to deal with at the same time. Whew! This is the busiest of the books in the collection, but the story works beautifully. I absolutely loved Euan!

~Sarah

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Living in clean, green New Zealand, Pelaam is a multi-published author of m/m romance and erotica. She’s loved writing since childhood and to become an author is a cherished dream come true. She grew up reading fairy tales and watching science fiction, horror and fantasy. When not writing she can be found indulging in her other passions of cookery and wine appreciation.

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5 stars for Steven & Derrick (Storming Love: Flood #4) by A.C. Katt @ACKatt #MM #fireman

Title: Steven & Derrick
Author Name: A.C. Katt
Publication Date & Length: May 1, 2015, 48 pages

Synopsis

When a flash flood strikes, Steven stays behind at school to find a little girl who hid from the storm. His lover, Derrick, comes to rescue them both but can only get Josie out. Will Derrick be able to get back to the elementary school in time to get Steven or will he lose him to the raging flood waters?

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The Storming Love: Flood stories are part of the second Storming Love anthology. Compared to the Blizzard stories, these are much more cohesive. They all focus on the same flood, in the same small Texas town. Where there were some weaker stories in the Blizzard anthology, the writing of the Flood stories is consistently excellent. Each writer has chosen different men to write about, but the stories interlink and build on each other beautifully. This is a great collection.

 

Steven and Derrick’s story is one of the more exciting in this anthology. It is a great story to start the series with. The fire chief and the school teacher are at the centre of the action. Steven has to keep his pupils safe, while Derrick has responsibility for the whole town. These were the only two men the series who were in a relationship before the flood, and I enjoyed watching them try to balance their relationship with their professional responsibilities.

~Sarah

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She lives in New Mexico with her husband and new cat who, just as she does loves paper and words. She got a late start to her writing career but is now in a writing frenzy. Go figure!

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5 stars for Pete & McKenzie (Storming Love: Flood #3) by Jambrea Jo Jones @jambrea #MM

Title: Pete & McKenzie
Author Name: Jambrea Jo Jones
Publication Date & Length: April 17, 2015, 45 pages

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McKenzie Hallowell was born and bred in Copper Creek. He knew what could happen during flash flood season, but that didn’t stop him from driving through water during a storm. Almost dying might be the best thing that ever happened to him.

Pete Compton moved to town five years ago to take over a feed store. He’d been crushing on McKenzie Hallowell almost from the start. A flash flood brings them together, but will it also bring them love?

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The Storming Love: Flood stories are part of the second Storming Love anthology. Compared to the Blizzard stories, these are much more cohesive. They all focus on the same flood, in the same small Texas town. Where there were some weaker stories in the Blizzard anthology, the writing of the Flood stories is consistently excellent. Each writer has chosen different men to write about, but the stories interlink and build on each other beautifully. This is a great collection.

 

Pete and McKenzie’s story is one of the sweeter, gentler stories in the collection. Two men who have spent years missing opportunities to hook up are forced together for the duration of a long storm. McKenzie is the perfect strong, silent rancher while Pete is a displaced city boy. I loved their stories, their pasts and the sparks that flew between them.

~Sarah

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Jambrea wanted to be the youngest romance author published, but life impeded the dreams. She put her writing aside and went to college briefly, then enlisted in the Air Force. After serving in the military, she returned home to Indiana to start her family. A few years later, she discovered yahoo groups and book reviews. There was no turning back. She was bit by the writing bug.

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5 stars for Bridge & Doug (Storming Love: Flood #2) by Jenn Dease @momsdesk1 #romance #MM

Title: Bridge & Doug
Author Name: Jenn Dease
Publication Date & Length: April 10, 2015, 97 Pages

Synopsis

Fourth generation lawman, Bridge Bridgerton, has never seen Copper Creek, Texas, flood before. Doug Jones is a lifeguard stopping in Copper Creek to look after his grandfather’s house. Together, they help rescue some of the residents trapped in the rising water. And together, they feel an attraction for each other that gets stronger day by day. But, will they be able to stay together once the water goes down?

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 FiveStarsThe Storming Love: Flood stories are part of the second Storming Love anthology.  Compared to the Blizzard stories, these are much more cohesive.  They all focus on the same flood, in the same small Texas town.  Where there were some weaker stories in the Blizzard anthology, the writing of the Flood stories is consistently excellent.  Each writer has chosen different men to write about, but the stories interlink and build on each other beautifully.  This is a great collection. 

Bridge and Doug’s story is one of the more emotional in the collection. Working together, they rescue vulnerable residents in Copper Creek.  We see glimpses of Bridge’s family in other stories, but here we become fully attached to the huge Bridgerton clan and their big hearts.  I loved both of these men, but I also loved the way this book linked to the people and events in several of the other stories.

~Sarah

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Jenn Dease is a Chef with a reading and writing addiction. The six bookcases in her bedroom are proof of this. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh with one of those families that have four generations in a four block radius. The Redheads, or her sisters, are the best things in her life. When they want to be.

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5 stars for Adrian & Lockie (Storming Love: Flood #1) by N.J. Nielsen @NJNielson1 #MM #cowboys #Romance

Storming Love Flood: Adrian and Lockie

Title: Adrian & Lockie (Storming Love: Flood #1)
Author Name: N. J. Neilsen
Publication Date & Length: April 5, 2015, 97 pages

Synopsis

Adrian Clarke knows his life is a hot mess. This is only one of the reasons he boards a plane and flies halfway around the world-so he can escape everything that’s determined to see him break. Lockie Rivers has worked his whole life on Tenderfoot Downs. After his boss died, Lockie remained as caretaker for the new owner-a man who’d never even set foot on the place. When circumstances bring them face to face, a flash flood comes along to threaten their very existence. Can virtual strangers work together to save their home, their hearts, and find their own slice of heaven?

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 FiveStarsThe Storming Love: Flood stories are part of the second Storming Love anthology.  Compared to the Blizzard stories, these are much more cohesive.  They all focus on the same flood, in the same small Texas town.  Where there were some weaker stories in the Blizzard anthology, the writing of the Flood stories is consistently excellent.  Each writer has chosen different men to write about, but the stories interlink and build on each other beautifully.  This is a great collection.

 

Adrian and Lockie’s story is the most self-contained in the collection.  Isolated on their 8,000 acre spread outside of town, the foreman and the new owner must rely on each other to ensure their ranch survives the flood.   Neilson’s characters are brilliant. I loved the romance and enjoyed the action.

~Sarah

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NJ needs to write like she needs to breathe. It’s an addiction that she never intends to find a cure for. When you don’t find NJ arguing with Vlad, her muse or writing about the wonderful men in her stories, you’ll find her reading work by other authors she greatly admires. NJ lives in the SE of Qld, Australia with her family who all encourage her writing career even if she does occasionally call them by her character’s names. NJ thinks that anyone taking the time to read her stuff is totally awesome.

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