Hello all! I’m Dirk Greyson and its great to meet you all. My other half, Andrew Grey, we share different parts of his rather twisted brain. My first story is Day and Knight. I love adventure and action so this story was right up my alley.
The whole idea started about a year ago while I was at Rainbowcon. It was funny but Day and Knight were born at the same time as Dirk, so I share a birthday with these guys in a way. Well that’s enough about me for now. I’d really like to talk about the guys. Knight came first in a way. He’s the older, seasoned operative, a Marine, whose life was torn apart by a tragedy that he blames himself for. So he crawled into a bottle and stayed there for a while.
Day is new with the agency and he longs to prove himself and move from information gathering to field work. Both men are strong, alpha type guys who don’t want to give any quarter to the other, and Day has a sharp tongue and gets Knight boiling. However what neither of them realize at first is that they need each other. Day can benefit from Knight’s experience and Knight needs Day so push him away form the bottle and back into life.
That is if they don’t kill each other first.
Okay, now for the twist. I had the characters, now for the fun. Day and Knight are assigned to stop a potential terrorist threat, but they need to get into Mexico without raising any suspicions. It’s decided that they’ll use a cruise ship that docks near the area they need to visit. However the only one available on short notice is a gay cruise and the two of them much share a cabin to maintain their cover. After a night of too much alcohol… I think you get the picture.
Let me tell you, these guys are hot and athletic. (Fans self thinking about it) I don’t want to give too much more away, but I think you’re going to love it. And just so you know, this is the start of a series. The second story. Sun and Shadow is planned for later this year. Its written and getting ready for submission at this moment.
So please grab a copy and hold on to your hats!!!!!
Title: Day and Knight
Author: Dirk Greyson
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 4th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: As former NSA, Dayton (Day) Ingram has national security chops and now works as a technical analyst for Scorpion. He longs for fieldwork, and scuttling an attack gives him his chance. He’s smart, multilingual, and a technological wizard. But his opportunity comes with a hitch—a partner, Knighton (Knight), who is a real mystery. Despite countless hours of research, Day can find nothing on the agent, including his first name!
Former Marine Knight crawled into a bottle after losing his family. After drying out, he’s offered one last chance: along with Day, stop a terrorist threat from the Yucatan. To get there without drawing suspicion, Day and Knight board a gay cruise, where the deeply closeted Day and equally closeted Knight must pose as a couple. Tensions run high as Knight communicates very little and Day bristles at Knight’s heavy-handed need for control.
But after drinking too much, Day and Knight wake up in bed. Together. As they near their destination, they must learn to trust and rely on each other to infiltrate the terrorist camp and neutralize the plot aimed at the US’s technological infrastructure, if they hope to have a life after the mission. One that might include each other.
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Review: Dayton Ingram is a talented agent that has been chained to a desk for a while. He is being given the opportunity to go out in the field, but Day is not exactly pleased to find out who his partner is. Known only as Knighton, the former marine is a hard nut to crack.
While Day is the brains of their new partnership, Knight is the strength. The job is to portray themselves as a happy couple on a gay cruise that will take them into Mexico, on the border of Belize, while Day attempts to decipher random communications so he and Knight can stop whatever attack is being planned on US soil. The who, the what and the why are all a mystery.
As the story progresses, so does the relationship between Day and Knight. While Day is gay, in his profession he has to stay closeted, but it’s getting harder and harder to avoid his growing feelings for his partner. Knight was married with a child and he loved them both dearly, but he has also been with men in the past.
They don’t even have to let their guard down to get closer. In fact, in getting closer they let their guard down and finally begin to make sense of the communications Day is intercepting. When everything comes to a head Day is injured and Knight learns that we really do live in a small world after all.
A technological mystery set aboard a gay cruise with the laws of attraction wreaking havoc. Day is determined to prove himself. To Knight, to his boss, to prove he is as good an agent as any other, not just another pretty guy with a brain. And Knight is wallowing in grief still over the death of his family. When he’s presented with the opportunity for vengeance, but Day is injured, what will his choice be?
I really enjoyed the intensity of this story with the constant threat looming overhead. Day and Knight are doing a nice job of keeping up appearances, but is that really all it is? Or could they be, dare I say, actually falling for each other.
There were a couple times while Day and Knight were trying to learn what was happening with the communications Day was translating that drug on just a teensy bit, but aside from that, I was fully engaged and loving this story from start to finish. Greyson has a winner right out of the gate with his intricately detailed plot and three dimensional characters. I especially liked the scenery and how I got to see different scenery through the men’s eyes.
If you are a fan of mysteries, then I think you will really like this one. And I’m excited to see what else Dirk Greyson brings us in the future.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *