Audiobook: Who We Truly Are (Enhanced #2) by Victoria Sue Narrated by Nick J Russo

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Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/who-we-truly-are-by-victoria-sue-8670-b

Blurb

Talon’s deadly abilities are spiraling out of control. Desperate to keep Finn safe, Talon struggles to protect the man he loves with all his heart, and not become the greatest risk to Finn’s life.

Finn has no choice but to offer himself as bait for the evil forces kidnapping enhanced children, facing danger he is untrained and unprepared for, and he is having to do it alone.

Does Talon have one last fight in him? Will he slay everyone who wants to destroy Finn and the team, or will he finally discover that to defeat their enemy and the ultimate threat, the biggest battle he has to face is one with himself?

Review
(Book Reviewed here Previously)

This is a continuation of book one and is NOT a standalone.

While Talon and Finn had come together in book one, this story helps to more deeply cement their bond. It’s not quite “forever” until the end because Talon has so many fears about commitment. In this book we get to seem him work through all those emotions that we only glimpsed in book one. (And some super hot smexy times!)

We also get to really meet the team and learn more about their program and how life as an Enhanced really is. This is where Victoria Sue really shines – IMHO – her world building is so complex and well drawn that you can’t help being sucked into the adventure!

There’s a great mix of action, hot smexy times and some deep emotional moments.

For fans of book one this is a must and if you’re a fantasy/shifter romance lover you’ll absolutely want to pick up this series from book one.

 

Audio

I just love Nick J Russo.  I think I’d probably be able to listen to almost anything he’s ever done and at the very least enjoy myself if not love it.

He’s great at handling the many voices in this series as well as the emotions and he has a great sense of timing.

Highly recommended!

4.5 of 5 stars

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Beneath The Mask by Victoria Sue

release day review

Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/beneath-this-mask-by-victoria-sue-9191-b

Blurb

Enhanced World: Book Three
Gael Peterson has spent years hiding behind the enhanced abilities he wears like a mask, even though he is an important, confident member of the FBI’s exclusive H.E.R.O. team. The hurt and betrayal of his mom’s abandonment and his father’s fists are secrets buried deep beneath the ugly scars on his face, and he doesn’t trust Jake, his new regular human partner, with any of them. In a world where those with special abilities like Gael’s are regarded as freaks and monsters, it won’t be easy for him to rely on Jake to have his back, especially when the abilities of a vulnerable nonspeaking enhanced child make that child a murder suspect.
Tempers rise and loyalties are challenged, and when the serial killer targeting the enhanced finally sets his sights on Gael, not only will Gael have to trust Jake with his secrets, he might have to trust him to save his life.

Review

This is the third book the Enhanced series and I think it’s best read as a series. You could probably figure things out, but you’d be missing an awful lot.

If you’ve read the first books, you have an idea of what the Enhanced are and how they and the humans have historically interacted. Jake and Gael have some similar concerns as they pair up. Just as Finn and Talon had to learn to work together so do they. (I was a big Gael fan in book 1 and he did not disappoint here!)

The story is a lovely mix of Gael and Jake learning to work together and love one another as well continued action as we meet more bady guys.

I think fans of the series will love this and love Jake and Gael as a couple and if you’re new to the series, you should probably start with book 1.

Highly recommended!

4.5 of 5 stars

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Hell is Where the Heart Is by Eden Winters

GoodReads Link

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36630639-hell-is-where-the-heart-is?ac=1&from_search=true

Blurb

Demon Prince Noorvik Metlakatla Hoonah Emmonak (“call me Vik”) likes his lack of responsibilities just fine. His mother, the Big Fucking Deal of the Sixth Level of Hell, longs for the tippity tap of tiny hooves and gives him two choices: find a mate within the next twenty-four human hours or settle for the demoness of her choice. Where can he find the ideal man on short notice, who’ll meet the mother-in-law from Hell’s approval?
Especially when he can’t have the only mate he wants.

 

Review
Loved this!
A funny, cute story.
Vik is a crown prince of Hell, and as such, is expected to marry and sire hell spawn. The wrinkle in this plan is that Vik is gay and has not come out to his mum.
Vik manages to convince his mum that he has someone in mind and he sets off to bring home the perfect mate. I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that the person he chooses, Dillon, is perfect for him.
The story is funny, heartwarming with a bit of a twist towards the end.
Highly recommend for a quick, fun angst-free read.

4 stars out of 5

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Comic Book Romance by Charles Payseur

release day review

Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/comic-book-romance-by-charles-payseur-9101-b

Blurb

A Spandex and Superpowers Novella

A maximum-security supervillain prison plus a new colleague with a reputation for attracting trouble. What could possibly go wrong?

Calvin Kant is what anyone would want in a reporter—an excellent typist, a dogged investigator, and an upstanding citizen. Oh, and a superhero. At least, his alter ego, Maxim, is. Fleeing a messy situation at his last job, Cal arrives in Capital City without much direction—until fellow reporter Liang Lu sweeps him into a dangerous assignment.
A supervillain prison break leaves them trapped and in peril, with Cal juggling his growing attraction to Liang with his need to protect his secret identity. And that mess Cal’s running from could catch up with him at exactly the wrong moment, leaving him vulnerable. Luckily Liang’s got more than good looks going for him, and together the two men might just save the day—and each other—and find their own comic book romance.

Review

Calvin Kant (loved the name) is a reporter who’s decided to switch newspapers. Cal is also a superhero called Maxim (“don’t call me Max”). At the new job, he meets hotshot reporter, Liang Lu. Both men are immediately assigned to their first story and the mayhem begins.
I really liked it ☺! It’s a fun novella, and while you don’t have to be a comic book fan to like it, but it’s a bonus. There are many cultural references to keep you amused and engaged. For a short story, it is very well paced, well written and packed with humour, heart and adventure. There was one thing that irked me a little – (actually, it jolted me out of the warm fuzzy feeling of the book) – an anatomical description. I don’t think anyone uses that in steamy scenes, but I could be wrong.
Other than that, I have no complaints about the story. Would I like to see more about the duo? Yes!
Definitely recommend this really fun read!

3.5 stars out of 5

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