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Eye for the Prize by Darcy Abriel

eyefortheprizeTitle: Eye for the Prize
Series: AmberPax: Tales From The 77th Precinct
Author: Darcy Abriel
Genre: Contemporary / Mystery / Detective / Paranormal
Length: Novella (55 Pages)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (May 24th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Detective Larke Ava doesn’t believe in magic or the paranormal. And he joined the Seattle PD in order to uncover and expose the unscrupulous, those like his mother and his brothers. Larke has few cherished memories of growing up on Vashon Island, except for the time he spent with his best friend, Roan Dwellen. But Roan, the adventurer, with a belief in the magical running deep in his veins, left the island when he was eighteen on a mission for his family—his Roma tribe—leaving Larke behind.

Now a part of Seattle’s 77th Precinct, Larke has been assigned a new case—to discover the secrets behind a recovered stolen artifact named the Eye of Anu. Little does Larke realize the unique artifact is about to change his life. Not only will it reunite him with the boyhood friend he has never forgotten, but it also draws the attention of dangerous foes, including his own family, who will stop at nothing to acquire it.

Soon, caught between the family he’s always tried to love but couldn’t, and the best friend he could not stop loving but doesn’t necessarily trust, and all the while tempered by his duty to the city he serves, Larke’s next move could mean life or death—especially his own.

ISBN: 978-1-68175-029-3

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2191-Eye-For-The-Prize.aspx

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is part of the AmberPax: Tales From The 77th Precinct. When I choose to read this story I was impressed with the paranormal police part of the story. However I was not impressed with this story. It had a good chance but it seem to be missing something important to make it an amazing story. I hate short stories that come off like they are rushed through. That was the way this story came off.

Larke is a detective in Seattle at the 77th. His department worked with what cannot be explained or are just flat out strange. So when he is given a case that involves a creepy looking eye, he knew who he needed to call. Too bad he didn’t want to call Roan. He had moved to Seattle to get away from his family. His mom is a bitch who should be shot off that is for sure. So he gives in and starts looking for Roan. It didn’t go as he planned however. Oh he got Roan’s attention but his family noticed also.

He weasels his way out of his family’s home only to find Roan in his house. Things are starting to get even stranger, but at least in the end he finds out more about his and Roan’s connection.
It has a great start at being a story but it was not for me. Which is a bit strange because I love paranormal stories that have danger, excitement, mystery, suspense and some hot sex.

Too bad that this one had the exact opposite of the effect I expected.

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

Pandemonia: Combustible by Darcy Abriel

Pandemonia_CombustibleTitle: Pandemonia: Combustible
Series: Pandemonia # 2, Kiss Of Fire AmberPax™ Collection
Author: Darcy Abriel
Genre: Science Fiction / Futuristic / BDSM /
Length: Novella (97 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (March 14th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.75Hearts
Blurb: Earth of 4035 is a wasteland populated with sectors of penal colonies, seeded through the generations by its life-long inhabitants of criminals, lunatics, political prisoners, and DNA-spliced mutants, all ruled by a powerful conglomerate of scientific researchers called the Nucleate.

One such sector, Pandemonia, is situated on the former European continent in the vicinity of Paris, now a hunting ground of a world gone horribly awry.

Drayce Eth, of dragogen-spliced DNA creation, rules one quandrant of Old Paris with a strong hand. He has never mated, never taken a long-term lover, and has always denied the instincts of his dragogen-spliced DNA. But then he encounters an attractive disciple and slave of his arch-enemy, Dr. Francois Beljon, and a simple game of poke-the-bear to relieve his ennui may just result in more than Drayce ever expected. It may also be exactly what he needs when his mating instincts are aroused by this least likely of potential mates.

Crispen Wills is a product of the mean streets. He’s a survivor—a dancer, a liar, a scavenger, and whatever else will serve to keep him alive. But when he becomes a desirable pawn in a treacherous game, it could easily cost him his life. What Crispen never expects is to fall in love with the powerful dragogen that his master has sent him to destroy.

Passions mix with danger in a highly flammable game devoid of rules and safe words, where all’s fair in love, lust…and death. Only a fool would dare to risk everything for a fleeting chance at love, especially when that lover could easily barbecue you should you make one false step…

Advisory: This book contains some material that may not be suitable for the more sensitive reader.

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ISBN: 978-1-61124-765-7

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2149-Pandemonia-Combustible.aspx

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Drayce, a dragogen, takes one look at Crispen Wills, one of the nucleates pets, and want him. Once he gets him a dangerous game is set in motion with high stakes. What Crispen doesn’t expect is to fall in love with the dragogen he’s been sent to kill.

I loved the details of this wonderfully written story. It was intriguing to find out that Crispin has an explosive in his blood to blow him and as many of the Pandamonia’s up as he can. I think the Nucleate’s are very arrogant and power hungry as well as seem to have no care for any kind of life.

It bothered me these people experiment on others, and then throws them on earth when done with them. I loved Drayce’s character. He seemed like a hard yet fair man in my opinion. Crispen I felt sorry for being put in the situation he was just to save his sister from a ruthless man. I really hope the nucleate get what’s coming to them for all the atrocities they’ve committed. Great read.

Highly recommended.

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

Pandemonia: Fortuity by Darcy Abriel

Pandemonia_FortuityTitle: Pandemonia: Fortuity
Series: Something’s Coming AmberPax™ Collection
Author: Darcy Abriel
Genre: Science Fiction / Futuristic / Ménage (M/M/M) /
Length: Novella (77 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (February 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Heaerts
Blurb: Earth of 4035 is a wasteland populated with sectors of penal colonies, seeded through the generations by its life-long inhabitants of criminals, lunatics, political prisoners, and DNA-spliced mutants, all ruled by a powerful conglomerate of scientific researchers called the Nucleate.

One such sector, Pandemonia, is situated on the former European continent in the vicinity of Paris, now a hunting ground of a world gone horribly awry.

When Dr. Swane Fox, a behavior scientist from the peaceful planet named Daudulis 40, enters Pandemonia to study its criminal society in an effort to save Earth, he is assaulted. Only a stroke of good fortune keeps him alive when a surly, uncommunicative prisoner named August steps in to save him.

Now, without a way out of Pandemonia since everything he owns has been stolen, Swane realizes his only hope of survival is accepting August’s offer to become his protector—for a price.

Both men have ulterior motives for joining forces, yet if anyone discovers their true goals, they will end up dead. Will lies, mistrust, and initial hatred prevent Swane and August from learning the truth about each other, to give in to their most passionate desires and perhaps even finding love in the least likely of places? Or will their destinies destroy them first?

ISBN: 978-1-61124-751-0

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2130-Pandemonia-Fortuity.aspx

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Intense, brutal at times and fast paced. This story grabs your attention from the start and keeps it until the very end. Dr. Swane Fox, a behavior scientist, enters Pandomina to study the people there. Its earth, but it’s a prison for criminals. He rescued by August a prisoner there.

August is tough yet caring. The two men grow closer and they discover they both want the same thing. To help those that shouldn’t be there because a powerful new group has control of everything and only wants to do experiments on the humans there.

Great read.

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

My Soul He Seeks by Darcy Abriel

MySoulHeSeeksTitle: My Soul He Seeks

Series: N/A

Author: Darcy Abriel

Genre: Gothic Paranormal

Length: Novelette

Publisher: Amber Allure (July 21st, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Reviewer: Thommie

Blurb: In Ternekill, Terne House was said to be haunted. Auction house researcher Byron Shepley knew that all too well because he’d broken into the then-vacant, ominous mansion when he was sixteen, and he’d never forgotten the chilling experience. Or perhaps it was the house that never forgot him. Now, the old estate is no longer vacant, and on this night, the delivery of an expansive instrument has Byron returning once more. Will the house let him leave this time?

Ravol Nova appeared in Ternekill and took up residence at the Terne House two years ago. Once a well-known guitarist, Ravol formerly played his music for no one but his lover, the flamenco dancer Francisco Caspar, until the man died a horrible death at the hands of an unknown killer. Ravol, now a recluse with a dark, mysterious past, came to Terne House for a specific purpose, and has been waiting a long time.

On a dark and stormy night, one man may trade his soul for passion, while another may find the redemption he’s been seeking for so very long. What dangers await these two men when they finally unite and come face-to-face with destiny? 

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/MySoulHeSeeks.html

Review: Well, this short certainly had a dark feeling to it. Byron has once come across Terne House when a teenager and left without specific memory of what happened, only the feel that it was something he didn’t want to know.

Many years later, he’s forced to go back as he’s to deliver a very expensive instrument to recluse former artist Ravol Nova, who now inhabits the House. Well forced is perhaps not the right word as Byron seems drawn there and almost craving to return?

The majority of this story takes place during two nights with only the end stretching time. During the first stormy night, certain events happen that left me in a weird state. A long-lost ghost returning to possess a body that has been claimed or perhaps marked a long time before, a dark and mysterious creature wrapped in sadness and longing, and a lonely man bound to a place in manners he doesn’t understand, yet craving to be released in the purest way. A night full of passion, mystique, carnal cravings, and blood. A night that mixed both intensity and sensuality with the slightest hints of danger lurking in the corners.

Yes, this was the kind of read I do enjoy. If it weren’t for the questions that were left unanswered, I might have been completely enthralled from this book. As it is, I enjoyed it a lot and won’t hesitate to recommend this read to fans of the genre.