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Lost Mate by Dirk Greyson

Dirk Greyson - Lost Mate CoverTitle: Lost Mate

Author: Dirk Greyson

Genre: Werewolves, Shapeshifters

Length: Novella (96 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 1, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Wolf shifter Falco Gladstone knew Carter McCloud was his mate when they were in seventh grade, but school and the foster care system tore them apart. Years later, Falco is second in command of his Michigan pack, serving under an uncle who cares more about his own power than the welfare of their people. The alpha orders Falco to marry and produce offspring—but Falco’s already found his mate, and mates are forever.

Carter’s lonely life is turned upside down when he detects a familiar scent on the wind. The mates might have found each other, but their happily ever after is far from guaranteed. Falco’s commitment to Carter puts him at odds with his uncle’s plans, and when one of the alpha’s enforcers starts shadowing the couple, something must be done—something that will either cement their relationship or destroy it once and for all.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-705-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lost-mate-by-dirk-greyson-8427-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: A story about two boys who were torn apart but later reunite. Standing in the way is a power-hungry homophobic Alpha who believes all same sex pairs should be eradicated. I found Falco to be quite determined. He seemed to know when to go with the flow and when to stand his ground. Which was good considering his Alpha was his uncle and would not think too kindly on him when he finds out Falco is gay. 

I simply adored Carter. He is a half wolf and smells Falco as his mate. Though the two grow closer they have to be careful but like with many stories, it would not be good without a secret getting out and causing tough decisions to be made.

Absolutely fantastic read that leads the reader into the lives of two men who are meant to be together but have obstacles to overcome and danger to live through before they can find their happy ever after.

Highly recommended.

Playing With Fire by Dirk Greyson

dirk-greyson-playing-with-fire-cover-sTitle: Playing With Fire

Author: Dirk Greyson

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (199 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 4th, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Ratings: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Jim Crawford was born wealthy, but he turned his back on it to become a police officer. Add that to his being gay, and he’s definitely the black sheep of the family. 

Dr. Barty Halloran grew up with lessons instead of friends and toys and, as a result, became a gifted psychologist… with only an academic understanding of people and emotions. 

When Jim’s pursuit of a serial killer goes nowhere, he turns to Dr. Halloran for help, and Barty thinks he can get inside the shooter’s mind. In many ways, they’re two sides of the same coin, which both scares and intrigues him. Together, Jim and Barty make progress on the case—until the stakes shoot higher when the killer turns his attention toward Barty. 

To protect Barty, Jim offers to let Barty stay with him, where he discovers the doctor has a heart to go along with his brilliant mind after all. But as they close in on their suspect, the killer becomes desperate, and he’ll do anything to elude capture—even threaten those closest to Jim.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-910-4

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/playing-with-fire-by-dirk-greyson-7720-b

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: A Cop, a Psychologist and a Serial Shooter. Jim the Cop is on the hunt for a crazed killer that is shooting people from roof tops. With all the evidence and clues that he’s collected from each victim at the Crime scenes, he’s hit a snag in the case and asks his captain if he can bring in a Psychologist that can help to Profile the shooter. Dr. Bartholomew Halloran, the Psychologist is a Professor at the College where he teaches. His field is studying behavior and how people think. Others say that he’s brilliant and is a genius, but completely clueless when it comes to people. He wakes, goes to work to gives his lectures and after work, he goes home to his cat Penelope.

Barty has brought a lot of insight into the killer’s mind and the case. When they’ve gotten closer as to finding out who the Shooter is, he leaves a voicemail message for Jim at the Police station and even mentions Barty’s name. Jim have to protect Barty, so he takes him home to stay with him to protect him. He doesn’t want Barty as the next victim. With Barty staying with Jim, he finds Barty very attractive and realize that Barty is his weakness: he’s in the academic field, he’s a geek, he’s tall and he wears glasses. Jim is trying to guard his heart from another heartbreak from his last relationship that didn’t end too well. But Barty wears him down. Barty has never been in any kind of relationship with anyone. He’s having these `weird feelings` as he calls them, every time he looks at Jim and is trying to figure them out. 

When working together pushes Jim and Barty closer, will they and the Police force find and apprehend this Serial Shooter before someone else becomes the next victim, and what happen when this pushes the Shooter closer to Jim’s family?

I absolutely love this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves suspense along with romance.

Lost Mate by Dirk Greyson Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Lost Mate

by

Dirk Greyson

Wolf shifter Falco Gladstone knew Carter McCloud was his mate when they were in seventh grade, but school and the foster care system tore them apart. Years later, Falco is second in command of his Michigan pack, serving under an uncle who cares more about his own power than the welfare of their people. The alpha orders Falco to marry and produce offspring—but Falco’s already found his mate, and mates are forever.

Carter’s lonely life is turned upside down when he detects a familiar scent on the wind. The mates might have found each other, but their happily ever after is far from guaranteed. Falco’s commitment to Carter puts him at odds with his uncle’s plans, and when one of the alpha’s enforcers starts shadowing the couple, something must be done—something that will either cement their relationship or destroy it once and for all.

Release date: 1st May 2017
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press

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Dawn and Dusk by Dirk Greyson

Dirk Greyson - Dusk and Dawn CoverTitle: Dawn and Dusk 

Series: Day and Knight 03

Author: Dirk Greyson

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May, 6, 2016)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: For Scorpion agents Day and Knight, their relationship is slow to develop, and trust is hard to build. Then Day’s brother, Stephen, goes missing, and Day finds out more about him than he ever dreamed. Day’s first reaction to Stephen’s disappearance is to try to get to him as fast as possible.

Knight initially holds him back so they can attempt to find out what they’re walking into. But when Knight sees Day’s desperation, he steps in to help and tries to calm the man he’s growing to care about, even though the trail is cold and clues are scarce.

When Day witnesses his brother being shot live on television, he loses the last of his control. Despite the lack of answers, Day is more determined than ever to find out what happened. Stephen was all the family he had left.

Bone-deep fear and adversity threaten to tear Day and Knight apart, but facing unimaginable hardship together might finally cement the bond between them.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-279-2

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/dawn-and-dusk-by-dirk-greyson-6765-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: This is the third book in the Day and Knight series and is best read in order.

Day’s brother Stephen has gone missing and Day is desperate to find him. Knight eventually helps him and what they uncover is far more than they bargained for. 

At the same time, the two men are dealing with issues they each have as well as growing closer to each other. I loved the dynamics of the story. These characters interact and work together well as they traverse their lives and the disappearance. 

I liked the fact that instead of rushing to fill the story with details of the relationship between Day and Knight the author has taken things slowly. It makes for a more believable progression of the two men. 

An amazing story that blends mystery with drama and keeps the reader very engaged to the end. Highly recommended.

Darkness Rising by Dirk Greyson

Dirk Greyson - Darkness Rising CoverTitle: Darkness Rising

Series: Yellowstone Wolves #3

Author: Dirk Greyson

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 6, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: The last thing Tobias, alpha of the small Greenview Pack, expects is to find a lost human asleep in his storage building. As soon as he sets eyes on Pete, Tobias knows they are destined mates. But he cannot act on his attraction, no matter how much he feels compelled. Exposure to the human world could mean the end of their way of life, so he decides to help Pete get a room until he can reunite with the tour group he separated from.

But Tobias’s disgraced half brother, Zev, has other ideas. He takes a liking to Pete and decides he wants what Tobias has—both his position as pack leader and his mate. Tobias can’t let that happen, but protecting Pete means keeping him close, which only increases the mounting tensions between them.

Duty, protection, desire, and secrecy clash as the darkness within Zev rises to the surface, and only Tobias can save his mate—even if he never plans to tell Pete that’s what they are.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-416-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/darkness-rising-by-dirk-greyson-8122-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Yellowstone Wolves collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Now even though this has the guys from the first two, this is actually a story about another pack.  Pete is a city boy all the way around, but his best friend talked him into going on a trip to the country so to speak.  However Roger ended up getting sick and Pete was on his own.  He just hadn’t expected it to mean he was stuck going on a hike.  A hike that ended up with him lost.  

Tobias’s finds the sexy human in one of his barns, but realizes that this man is his mate.  A mate that is from New York, and fears that no one in his pack would accept him.  Or maybe he was afraid that his mate wouldn’t want to stick around.  To top it off Tobias’s have brother Zev is causing trouble once more.  Zev is the son of the wolf that caused problems for the other packs.  One of the dark ones and you can tell that it is deep in Zev as well.  Now if you want the juicy details, well pick up the book.

I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed at all.  This is a fascinating story that is very unique.  I love the energy that you can see from these wolves.  Although I think I would have smacked Tobias upside the head a couple of times.  It is an action packed story with some very hot little scenes in it.  I do hope that there is more to this series because it is a total hit with me. 

I had a lot of fun and I would definitely recommend it.

Darkness Threatening by Dirk Greyson

DarknessThreateningLGTitle: Darkness Threatening

Series: Yellowstone Wolves #2

Author: Dirk Greyson

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 3, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Fredrik is back from college and trying to stay out of his power-hungry brother’s way, until his brother takes a prisoner for his pleasure. Unable to tolerate his family’s cruelty, Fredrik overcomes his fear to help her escape back to her pack. There, he meets Christopher, and their instant attraction tells him Christopher is the one. However, since the threat of his brother remains, Fredrik is reluctant to pursue a relationship.

Christopher is still figuring out his place in the pack and has been living on his own to avoid making waves with his brother, Mikael. Now he’s met his soulmate, and he’ll do anything to take care of his love, including rejoining the pack.

With coaxing, Fredrik accepts his feelings, and Christopher’s pack gives him the home he’s never had. But Fredrick soon realizes he should keep running. His brother is on his tail and will stop at nothing to obtain the power he craves, especially when he realizes the source of the power could be Fredrik himself.  

ISBN: 978-1-63476-917-4

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/darkness-threatening-by-dirk-greyson-5458-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Yellowstone Wolves collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Every once in a while you get an idea that a story has an inner story to tell.  With this one it would seem to be that way.  When one’s heart is full of darkness, evil will follow and lead at the same time.  If one has the darkness inside of them, it is up to them to figure out which path to follow.  

Christopher had left his home thinking that he wanted a new way of life.  However he realized that in a way he had been given another path to follow.  His heart was wanting to go home, but in away his fears soon followed.  It wasn’t until Fredrik came into his life, that he realized that what he truly wanted was standing right in front of him.

Fredrik’s father was of darkness, evil wanting more power.  He was born from a mother who had light in her heart, but the darkness was in Fredrik also.  However he chose to follow another path.  When his brother was given a gift of a stolen child, he knew that he had to do the right thing.  In doing the right thing, his path was now solid.  He had a mate, he had not expected and love that would shine in them.  If you want the good and juicy details, well read the story.

In each of us, there is a light and darkness to us, but it up to us which path we chose to follow.  I had a lot of fun reading this and can’t wait to get started on the next story.  It has a lot of action, suspense and danger in it, but it also has some hot and kinky sex.  The characters are solid and very warm; I loved how the story just seemed to flow. 

It would be rated higher than a five if that were possible.  What an amazing story by an amazing author.

Darkness Rising by Dirk Greyson Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Dirk Greyson stopping in today with his upcoming release Darkness Rising, we have a short guest post from Dirk and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Darkness Rising

(Yellowstone Wolves 03)
by

Dirk Greyson

The last thing Tobias, alpha of the small Greenview Pack, expects is to find a lost human asleep in his storage building. As soon as he sets eyes on Pete, Tobias knows they are destined mates. But he cannot act on his attraction, no matter how much he feels compelled. Exposure to the human world could mean the end of their way of life, so he decides to help Pete get a room until he can reunite with the tour group he separated from.

But Tobias’s disgraced half-brother, Zev, has other ideas. He takes a liking to Pete and decides he wants what Tobias has—both his position as pack leader and his mate. Tobias can’t let that happen, but protecting Pete means keeping him close, which only increases the mounting tensions between them.

Duty, protection, desire, and secrecy clash as the darkness within Zev rises to the surface, and only Tobias can save his mate—even if he never plans to tell Pete that’s what they are.

Release date: 6th February 2017

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Playing With Fire by Dirk Greyson Excerpt!

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Playing With Fire

by

Dirk Greyson

Jim Crawford was born wealthy, but he turned his back on it to become a police officer. Add to that his being gay, and he’s definitely the black sheep of the family.

Dr. Barty Halloran grew up with lessons instead of friends and toys, and as a result, became a gifted psychologist… with only an academic understanding of people and emotions.

When Jim’s pursuit of a serial killer goes nowhere, he turns to Dr. Halloran for help, and Barty thinks he can get inside the shooter’s mind. In many ways, they’re two sides of the same coin, which both scares and intrigues him. Together, Jim and Barty make progress on the case—until the stakes shoot higher when the killer turns his attention toward Barty.

To protect Barty, Jim offers to let Barty stay with him, where he discovers the doctor has a heart to go along with his brilliant mind after all. But as they close in on their suspect, the killer becomes desperate, and he’ll do anything to elude capture—even threaten those closest to Jim.

Release date: 4th November 2016

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Flight or Fight by Dirk Greyson

Dirk Greyson - Flight or Fight Cover sTitle: Flight or Fight

Author: Dirk Greyson

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novel (200pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-731-5

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (5th August 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Life in the big city wasn’t what Mackenzie “Mack” Redford expected, and now he’s come home to Hartwick County, South Dakota, to serve as sheriff.

Brantley Calderone is looking for a new life. After leaving New York and buying a ranch, he’s settling in and getting used to living at a different pace—until he finds a dead woman on his porch and himself the prime suspect in her murder.

Mack and Brantley quickly realize several things: someone is trying to frame Brantley; he is no longer safe alone on his ranch; and there’s a definite attraction developing between them, one that only increases when Mack offers to let Brantley stay in his home. But as their romance escalates, so does the killer. They’ll have to stay one step ahead and figure out who wants Brantley dead before it’s too late. Only then can they start the life they’re both seeking—together.

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/flight-or-fight-by-dirk-greyson-7328-b

Review: Mack is sheriff in a small town, there aren’t any major crimes until a disturbance call comes in and Mack finds a man leaning over a dead body. Brantley is starting fresh in a small town after a scandal left his reputation in tatters in the city, he expected an easier life making a ranch for himself and getting to know his neighbors, what he didn’t expect was to return from town and discover a dead body on his porch.

When Mack clears Brantley of the murder of his realtor their attraction sparks but it soon becomes clear that someone is trying to scare Brantley off his ranch, and it’s down to Mack to protect him and discover the identity of the killer.

This is a great mystery that has a dash of suspense and romance. Mack and Brantley mesh well together, their relationship is pretty intense for the amount of time they know each other and when you add in the circumstances surrounding them it is pretty explosive at times.

It becomes clear as you read the story why the title is Flight or Fight, with the pressure that Brantley finds himself under you can see as he struggles with his instincts to flee back to the city, or to stand his ground and fight for the future he could have with Mack.

The storyline is fantastic; the mystery surrounding the murder and then the attempts to drive Brantley away from town is brilliant written. You get ideas as to who is responsible but then as more is revealed another suspect pokes their head up and you could easily miss the real suspect who isn’t revealed in clear light until right near the end, it’s beautifully executed.

I would have rated this story higher but with everything else going on I found that not much was put into developing Mack and Brantley’s relationship, just ‘them’ time as they learn more about each other and get to know each other better, a connection more personal than sexual, a deepening of feelings outside the bedroom or during the pressure intense times. But other than that this is a great story to enjoy.

I recommend this to those who love a good murder mystery, who love digging nuggets of truth out of murky waters, who adore characters that have got spark, and endings that are perfect.

Flight or Fight by Dirk Greyson Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Flight or Fight

by

Dirk Greyson

Hartwick County, South Dakota, represents a fresh start for Mackenzie¬—“Mack”—Redford. Life in the big city wasn’t what he expected, and now he’s home and serving as sheriff.

Brantley Calderone is also looking for a new life. After leaving New York and buying a ranch, he’s settling in and getting used to living at a different pace—until he finds a dead woman on his porch and himself the prime suspect in her murder.

Mack and Brantley quickly realize several things: someone is trying to frame Brantley; he is no longer safe alone on his ranch; and there’s a definite attraction developing between them, one that only increases when Mack offers to let Brantley stay in his home. But as their romance escalates, so does the killer. They’ll have to stay one step ahead and figure out who wants Brantley dead before it’s too late. Only then can they start the new life they’re both seeking—together.

Release date: 5th August 2016

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Dawn and Dusk by Dirk Greyson Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Dirk Greyson stopping by with his upcoming release Dawn and Dusk, the third book in his Day & Knight, we have a short post off Dirk and a fantastic excerpt. So check out the post and enjoy! ❤

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Dawn and Dusk

(Day & Knight 03)
by

Dirk Greyson

For Scorpion agents Day and Knight, their relationship is slow to develop, and trust is hard to build. Then Day’s brother, Stephen, goes missing, and Day finds out more about him than he ever dreamed. Day’s first reaction to Stephen’s disappearance is to try to get out to him as fast as possible. 

Knight initially holds him back so they can attempt to find out what they’re walking into. But when Knight sees Day’s desperation, he steps in to help and tries to calm the man he’s growing to care about, even though the trail is cold and clues are scarce. 

When Day witnesses his brother being shot live on television, he loses the last of his control. Despite the lack of answers, Day is more determined than ever to find out what happened. Stephen is all the family he has left. 

Bone-deep fear and adversity threaten to tear Day and Knight apart, but facing unimaginable hardship together might finally cement the bond between them.

Release date: 6th May 2016

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Darkness Threatening by Dirk Greyson

DarknessThreateningLGTitle: Darkness Threatening
Series: Yellowstone Wolves, #2
Author: Dirk Greyson
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 3rd 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Fredrik is back from college and trying to stay out of his power-hungry brother’s way, until his brother takes a prisoner for his pleasure. Unable to tolerate his family’s cruelty, Fredrik overcomes his fear to help her escape back to her pack. There, he meets Christopher, and their instant attraction tells him Christopher is the one. However, since the threat of his brother remains, Fredrik is reluctant to pursue a relationship.

Christopher is still figuring out his place in the pack and has been living on his own to avoid making waves with his brother, Mikael. Now he’s met his soulmate, and he’ll do anything to take care of his love, including rejoining the pack.

With coaxing, Fredrik accepts his feelings, and Christopher’s pack gives him the home he’s never had. But Fredrick soon realizes he should keep running. His brother is on his tail and will stop at nothing to obtain the power he craves, especially when he realizes the source of the power could be Fredrik himself.

ISBN: 9781634769174

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7377

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Frederik is forced to come back home to his pack after his psychotic father, Anton, is killed and his equally psychotic brother takes over the pack. Knowing how badly Frederik wants to finish college, Juneau holds it over his brother’s head, making Frederik stay put and follow his orders. That is until Juneau plans to steal someone’s innocence. Frederik finds a way to overcome his usually shy, self-loathing personality and do what is right, which infuriates his brother.

Christopher has always fallen behind his brother’s shadows, Mikael, the pack Alpha. He longs to do something, anything, to help his pack. He requested to be Alpha to one of the crumbling packs, but Mikael said he wasn’t ready. He has spent the better part of a year on his own, only interacting with the pack when necessary.

All that changes when Frederik shows up to safely return a member of the Old Faithful pack. The two are drawn to each other, but unsure why at first. Accepting that they are mated is easy for Christopher, he has longed for someone to need him. And it’s not the Frederik doesn’t want him, quite the opposite actually. He just feels like the insanity of his family will forever follow him and put the pack in danger.

Through a series of ups and downs, getting to know one another, learning to depend on each other, Christopher and Frederik grow into their bond. The pack comes together to help build a cabin for the mated couple to live in. A few more members of Frederik’s former pack wind up at Old Faithful, accidentally, on purpose, who cares. But when Juneau threatens the pack, Frederik has to make a choice. Walk away from the family and the stability he has with the Old Faithful pack, his mate Christopher. Or stand and fight and risk his brother’s wrath.

I quite like this series, how Greyson ties in the packs and the wolves with Mother Nature. The way Mikael leads the pack… he is fierce and determined, and yet he can be gentle and understanding when needed. The Old Faithful pack follow Mikael and Denton without question or fear, for they know their Alpha’s will protect them, care for them and see that they have whatever they need.

Then you have the other side of that coin, Frederik’s family. Anton and now Juneau rule with an iron fist, threatening, raping, killing, taking what they want regardless of the cost. It’s no wonder that Frederik fears there is darkness inside him simply because he shares the same DNA with those savages.

The book is fast paced, with lots of action. The storyline and the characters intricately woven together to reveal each new piece at the right time. Christopher and Frederik are loyal to each other from the start. It takes time for them to build a cohesive relationship, but knowing they have each other seems to help them move beyond most of their issues from the past. And they are stronger when they rely on each other. Their chemistry is obvious, the connection evident, so they use that as a foundation.

A must read for anyone that enjoys shifter and paranormal stories. It’s pretty passionate and sexy, as well. I definitely recommend it. But if you haven’t read Challenge the Darkness yet (book 1) you have to start there. The series must be read in order. Its well worth a read, I promise.

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

An Assassin’s Holiday by Dirk Greyson

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Series: 2015 Advent Calendar: Sleigh Ride
Author: Dirk Greyson
Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Holiday Novella
Length: Novella (54 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Brick Colton has been hired to kill Santa Claus—or at least the kindhearted accountant playing Santa for the kids in an orphanage. Brick grew up in an orphanage himself, but that isn’t the only thing bothering him about the contract on Robin Marvington’s life.

The details don’t add up, and it’s looking more and more like someone has set Robin up. As Brick investigates, Robin brings some much-needed cheer into his life, the light in Robin’s soul reaching something in Brick’s dark one.

But all of that will end if they can’t find the person who wants Robin dead.SleighRideLG

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.

ISBN: 9781634769389

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7171

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Brick Colton has taken a lifetime of pain and loneliness and a career in the military and made himself into a top-notch assassin. He is good at his job, but always takes care to make sure no innocents are caught in the crossfire. An assassin with a conscious you might say. So Brick has more than a few questions when he is hired to kill an Accountant that spends his nights playing Santa Claus for orphans.

Robin Marvington’s life is so dreary that when Brick shows up at his door with news that he has been hired to kill him, Robin would probably accept the bullet for breakfast. Together, the two of them set out to find out who wants Robin dead, and why. Somewhere along the way the lines between would be target and killer blur, and the two become lovers. Yes, you guessed it, this cannot end well.

Oh happy day! I just loved every little thing about this book. Two men, total opposites, drawn into each other’s lives like magnets. The push and pull were like watching a tennis match and Robin gave his big, burly, former almost killer turned bodyguard and possible companion just as good as he got.

I was so engrossed in this story that when I read ‘the end’ I shrieked. I did not want it to end. There is the mystery aspect… who hired Brick, and why? Some suspense… will they figure it out before whomever it was figures out that Brick isn’t following through, and hires someone else? Oh and the Alpha male alert… Brick is sex on a stick, I’m just saying.

If you are looking for a great Holiday read that isn’t all hearts and flowers, carolers singing out in the snow, then this is the story for you. Fast paced and intense, well written and well worth a read.

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

Sun and Shadow by Dirk Greyson

SunAndShadowLGTitle: Sun and Shadow
Series: Day and Knight, #2
Author: Dirk Greyson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (210 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 9th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Dayton “Day” Ingram is recovering from an injury suffered in Mexico—and from his failed relationship with fellow Scorpion agent, Knight. While researching an old government document, Day realizes he might be holding the key to finding an artistic masterpiece lost since WWII.

But the Russians are looking for it too, and have a team in place in Eastern Europe hunting it down. Day and Knight are brought back together when they are charged with getting to the painting first.
Knight wants to leave Mexico and everything that happened there behind, and return to the life he had—except it wasn’t much of a life. When he’s partnered up with Day, keeping his distance proves to be challenging. But Day is as stubborn as Knight and isn’t willing to let him walk away.

Their assignment leads them through Germany and Austria with agents hot on their tail—agents willing to do whatever it takes to get to the masterpiece first. If Day and Knight can live long enough to find the painting, they might also discover something even more precious—each other.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-079-8

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7054

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Day’s intention with his first mission as a Scorpion agent was to prove he was more than just a desk jockey, that he could hold his own as a field agent. While he accomplished his goal his reward was a gunshot wound and a broken heart. Knight tries to shoulder all the blame for Day being shot, just like he shoulders the blame for his wife and sons death. Between the guilt that is slowly eating away at Knight’s soul and his fear of loving anyone ever again, he pushes Day away.

The chemistry these two share is volatile and commanding, hard to ignore, especially when they wind up in close quarters again on their next mission. Knight continues to try to balance his attraction and growing feelings for Day all while pulling him close, then pushing him away. If they survive this mission that has them trying to outrun the bad guys in a foreign country where one of them barely speaks the language, can they survive their own game of emotional tug of war?

Knight pushed the limits of likeability in this story with me. I could completely understand his hesitancy to love someone else, almost like he feared he would forget his family, or he couldn’t carry the memory of that love and love for Day around at the same time. None the less, the push and pull was excruciating. I wasn’t as intrigued with the mystery or the mission itself in this story either.

I was more interested in the crazy game of cat and mouse that Day and Knight were playing with their shadows. There was a role reversal toward the end of the story as well with Day becoming the strength for Knight that I quite enjoyed. It showed a true vulnerability and put the two of them on a more level playing field.

This book is emotional, intense, suspenseful and full of angst. I had to cross a few speed bumps but overall I really liked the way the story progressed and the level of intimacy Day and Knight share by the end. Now that Knight has pulled his head out and gotten an answer to a question that he had been searching for, I’m very excited to see where these two wind up in the next book.

I would still recommend this book, especially to readers that like a good mystery, just be sure to read the first book in the series prior to this one or the mechanics of the relationship between Day and Knight won’t make sense.

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

Challenge of the Darkness by Dirk Greyson

ChallengetheDarknessLGTitle: Challenge the Darkness
Series: Yellowstone Wolves, #1
Author: Dirk Greyson
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (234 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 31st 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: When alpha shifter Mikael Volokov is called to witness a challenge, he learns the evil and power-hungry Anton Gregor will stop at nothing to attain victory. Knowing he will need alliances to keep his pack together, Mikael requests a congress with the nearby Evergreen pack and meets Denton Arguson, Evergreen alpha, to ask for his help. Fate has a strange twist for both of them, though, and Mikael and Denton soon realize they’re destined mates.

Denton resists the pull between them—he has his own pack and his own responsibilities. But Mikael isn’t willing to give up. The Mother has promised Mikael his mate, told him he must fight for him, and that only together can they defeat the coming darkness. When Anton casts his sights on Denton’s pack, attacks and sabotage follow, pulling Denton and Mikael together to defeat a common enemy.

But Anton’s threats sow seeds of destruction enough to break any bond, and the mates’ determination to challenge the darkness may be their only saving grace.

ISBN: 9781634764827

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6793

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Mikael Volokov is the Alpha of the Yellowstone pack. He’s strong, fierce and commanding. Mikael doesn’t tolerate dissention or anyone questioning his authority, it’s why his pack is so strong and united.

That being said, he’s not a brutal bastard, unless you go after something or someone he holds dear. He listens to his pack, considers their concerns and does everything possible to ensure their safety and happiness. When he’s called to witness a challenge and winds up witnessing something more dark and sinister than expected, he lands in the crosshairs of that darkness.

Denton Arguson is the Alpha of the neighboring pack, Evergreen. He is nearly as fierce as Mikael and definitely as loyal to his pack. When the two realize they are fated mates, Mikael couldn’t be happier. He’s dreamed about his mate since he was a boy, but Denton is less than pleased. He fights the bond and tries to ignore the connection he has with Mikael, but fate won’t be ignored. It will take a lot of patience, understanding and communication if these two are going to fulfill the destiny that was created for them before they were even born.

I have to say, I knew this was going to be a good book, I love everything from this Author. I was literally blown away by how good it was though. Greyson took the mythology that circles shifters and tweaked it just enough to give us something fresh and new.

I loved the references to the Mother and giving things back to the earth so they would be rewarded in return. ‘As ye sow so shall ye reap’ is the moto these wolves live by. But everything in life has to have balance. Where there is light, there is darkness, and when the darkness tries to destroy the land, the packs, and most of all, the wolves spirits, it will take a lot of love, life and trust to defeat it.

A must read for shifter fans, but there is also the added element of what almost reads as earth magic in this story. The relationship between Mikael and Denton is electric, passionate and turbulent. After all, they are both Alphas and while the world Greyson has created doesn’t even blink an eye at two men being mates, two Alphas being mated is unheard of. They have to find their balance as well not only to defeat the darkness, but to find their happiness.

Wonderful story, the flow and pace is perfect and kept me enthralled from beginning to end, and I cannot wait to see where this new series will take several wolves in particular with more books down the road.

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