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Silver/Steel (Arcada #4)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  282 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
When dream hunter Dylan Ryve spots a beautiful shapeshifter raising hell in a bar, he knows he wants the wild young man. But Travis Feris is more to Dylan than a few hot minutes outside in the snow; he's the assassin's ticket into the magical town of Arcada. He didn't plan to rescue the kid, but when he found the shifter being attacked, the opportunity to play hero was too ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Loose ID (first published December 3rd 2012)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**3.5 stars**

I almost didn't read this book because of the cover. I mean, seriously. Come on. The guy playing Dylan looks about 50 years old and his face is photoshopped so he looks creepy not sexy. Here is who I had in mind for Dylan and Travis.



Granted, the Travis is a bit on the young-looking side here but he is supposed to be borderline effeminate looking so the guy on the original cover makes no sense. Okay, ending my cover rant...

I actually liked this one better than the first in the serie
“Hey, Dylan, tell
me a story. One that ends happily.”
Dylan felt tears well up in his eyes, the sensation still unexpected yet welcome. A story? He knew what Travis was really asking. His shifter needed to know, to share in the healing and Dylan’s
recovery. He thought of times long past and laughter long gone. Through the tears, he smiled.

“Once upon a time, there was a beautiful village in a magical forest. It was called Homewood, and there lived a prince who dreamed life into the woods…”

So.. O
One of the best shifter stories I have read. Dylan and Travis' love was strong and beautiful. I liked Blacque/Bleu but this one totally surpassed it. Loved the world building, secondary characters and the plot in general. I teared up and held my breath at the end from the excitement. Great read!
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I hate this cover. The photoshop job is atrocious and the portions all wrong. That poor white haired guys scalp doesn't fit with that face


The prologue confused me. It was very wordy and (view spoiler)

Demon Hitman sending text messages. How can you not ta
Mar 04, 2014 Gina rated it really liked it
Ok like a lot of folks I looked at this cover and thought…nah…Well I am happy i finally looked past it and read it. I enjoyed this shifter story. This was an interesting story of Dylan who is a fae and a dream hunter, i wasn’t sure what that mean till I read a little. Travis can go into the minds of those who are asleep and speak and interact with them. Dylan is also trying to get into the town of Arcada, his current target lives in the town. Arcada is a magical town that protects those who live ...more
Jan 21, 2013 Mandapanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: various-romance
Very interesting story of Travis, a wild young shifter, and the tragic and dangerous fae he falls in love with. This is the sequel to Blacque/Bleu and I think it's better than book 1. The story is complex and the characters are appealing. There is a lot of chemistry between the two MC's and some light BDSM. It only falters towards the end when the villain is dispatched a little too easily after such a great build-up. The subplot with the raging werewolves and their enemy seemed to compete with t ...more
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
Not crazy about the cover.

There's no doubt that Travis was a brat in the beginning and encouraged trouble, yet he went out of his way to stand up for the underdog and help the less fortunate. Plus he couldn't decide on his sexuality. He is artistic and sensitive with a big chip on his shoulder.

Dylan has sold his soul to protect his village and has had to sacrifice himself 999 times for a very evil man. Now he's so close to fulfilling his contract and getting free by hunting the 1,000th soul for
Barb ~rede-2-read~
This book was as incredibly good as the first in the series, Blacque/Bleu. The author has swept me into the world of Arcada and I don't want to get out! Travis Feris is Lukas Blacque's half-brother, totally opposite in appearance and personality, he's the family rebel, always in trouble and yet, he's needy, lonely and feels unwelcome in his extended family. They all live in the town of Arcada, a town that protects its own from outsiders, keeping the werewolves, vampires, gremlins, witches, fae a ...more
This is really a well written sequel into series of "Arcada". Nicely done Belinda McBride!!!
I really enjoyed the main storyline here mainly because it's well staged. Travis, who is a young shifter, made this story rich, pulling and warm. His developing attraction with the dream hunter Dylan was emotionally satisfying and rather realistic. I liked them a lot, as a couple. They were really well suited pair.
I have to say, the way everything developed at the ended, it felt rushed and incomplete. Eve
Experiment BL626
The book was not an insufferable read but it could have easily been so because the romance was crap. The relationship consisted of nothing more than insta-love and smut, which as a rule I don’t mind, but in this case it was ruined by the “I want you, but I can’t because Stupid Reasons” from both men.

+ the characters

Someone should have given Travis a LGBT pamphlet and smacked him over the head with it. His denial of his bisexuality, particularly his attraction to men, was juvenile and silly becau
Feb 14, 2013 Katharina rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, fantasy
First of all: please forget the cover. That is NOT how Dylan looks like. I promise! It's not. Seriously, what were these people THINKING?

Alright, on to the maybe more important stuff:

Silver/Steel is the sequel to Blacque/Bleu featuring Travis, shifter and a halfbrother of Blacque's, and dream-hunter Dylan as protagonists.

Arcada is a town full of magical creatures including shifters, vampires, faes, gremlins, and many others we haven't heard about, I'm sure. But Arcada is more than just a town,
3.5 stars rounded up to 4.0

Dylan Ryve is a dream hunter assassin. Long ago, he traded his life for the safety of his family and the people of his village. In exchange, Dylan is required to hunt 1,000 lives or forfeit his own. He is one hunt away from being freed from centuries of enslavement. This time, however, his prey is a member of the magical town of Arcada and he is unable to find a way in. One night, Dylan spots Travis raising hell in a bar. The attraction between Dylan and the beautiful
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

SILVER/STEEL is book two in the Arcana series by Belinda McBride. This features Dylan Ryve, a dream hunter and Travis Feris, a shapeshifter.
Immediately, I was intrigued by the idea of a dream hunter. McBride opens the book with an intense scene involving Dylan and his work as an assassin. Impressive and eye-catching, I found myself interested in learning more about Dylan and his work. However, I felt like the beginning wasn’t as explorative as I had hoped.

When Dylan witnesses a shifter being at
Feb 18, 2013 Nic rated it liked it
This was quite a complex story involving Travis, a wolf shifter who lives in the enchanted town of Arcada, and Dylan who is Fae. Dylan has sworn an oath which keeps him slave to the evil Ulric and must enter Arcada to complete his last mission or forever remain enslaved.

I found the first 30% or so of the book a little confusing as I struggled to understand the different types of folk living in Arcada and understand the complex dream world that Dylan was able to enter. This was probably just a pe
The writing was confusing in places... maybe the editing was a bit of a hack or something? I just know there were places that I had to re-read to try to figure out who was saying what or what a person meant by what they said. Did that make sense? lol Especially at the beginning. I tried reading this book cold and the first scene with Travis and his wounded mother was confusing. It was hard to tell which "her" he meant: Melody or Michella. So I stopped reading this one and then went back and re-r ...more
Dec 18, 2012 Mouse rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this. It was a good second novel in a series. Recommended.
Christi Snow
Mar 15, 2013 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:
I absolutely ADORED this book. It would have easily gotten an A+ rating on my system except for one little thing at the end of the book that should have been tied up, but I'll talk about that in a minute.

This is the second book in this series. Blacque/Bleu was the first and you can see my review of that book too because I read it right before this one. There is absolutely no reason you have to read both books except that both of them are really, really good. Blacque/Bleu also really he
OK just please don't look at the cover, because it took me a while to get the creepy guys image out of my head when picturing Dylan.

Onto the story. I was hesitant about the description. I'm not a huge fan of fae heavy stories, but it doesn't focus on their culture just on this one particular character and his story.

Travis is a little bit of a shit but once you hear his inner thoughts and issues I felt sorry for him, and the way the pack was portrayed initially in this was actually really making
Jan 08, 2015 Verity rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
I'll start by saying that I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to more stories about the magical inhabitants of Arcada.

What needs addressing is this book cover...

I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover (yep, we all do) and let me tell you, if I didn't really enjoy the previous Arcada book Blacque/Blue
Blacque/Bleu (Arcada #3) by Belinda McBride
I wouldn't have touched this one with a five-foot pole.
In all that is sane and good in the world, that is the worst photoshop job I've seen (possibly ever).
Seriously, if t
Jordan Lombard
It took me awhile to really get into the book and start to really enjoy it. The middle was great. But there seemed to be a lot missing from the end. There was a lack of wrapping up all of the loose ends. I want to know what happened to Deacon and the rogue pack. Where is their alpha? Is he okay? I just have too many questions at the end.

Blacque/Bleu was much better.

This is the fourth book in the series, though each focuses on a different pair, so you can read them as individual books. I think b
Dec 29, 2012 Zenharley rated it really liked it
An enjoyable follow-up to Blacque/Bleu, continuing in the Arcada universe. In general, my reaction to most M/M PNR is an eyeroll, but this author can pull it off. Her take on the genre is just a little bit more, a little bit different, and a lot better than you'd expect. (As an aside, ditto for her SF.) And while this book had a few ouchies (the prologue was confusing and somewhat off-putting, and Travis was kind of a dick for the first few chapters) the merits outweigh the issues. I look forwar ...more
This second book in the Arcada series was even more interesting to me than the first one - and I really enjoyed the first one very much. The characters were quite good, and it was fun to see Lukas and Oliver from the first story and how their relationship has really solidified. I am looking forward to more books in this series - there is so much potential for good stuff. Hurry up and write Belinda McBride!
Feb 27, 2013 Cinzia rated it really liked it

Second book of Belinda McBride's Arcada Series, paranormal romance books (M/M) of this writer.
Dylan Fyve is a fae creature, he hunts and capture his victims designated due to his ability as dream walker. He's Ulrich's slave, another fae who ensaved him in the past after having put Dylan's realm, Homewood, under siege, killed his wife and threatened to do the same with their children and the people Dylan's protection.
His latest assignment, after which he'll gain, finally, his freedom leads him on
Jeanne 'Divinae'
This is book 2 of Arcada. So, I had high expections for this book. The front cover isn't my favorite. I am disppointed in this book. The writing can be confusing and some of the details weren't clear enough for me. I hope there will be another book that continues on this same story line. If so, I might like this book more. Unlike Blacque/Bleu(book one) which can be read as stand alone, this book isn't, in my opinion. It introduces the main couple for this story and their background. It introduce ...more
Apr 08, 2013 Sophia rated it really liked it
This was the second book in the Arcada series and I was so glad that it took up the story of Blacque's younger brother, Travis, who seemed so lost in the first book. This brings me to mention that I would recommend reading the stories in order because of the series spoilers that would be revealed in the second story and because Travis Feris story began in the first book.

Travis Feris, son of the alpha wolf, but also an omega mother is a lost angry, hurting and rudderless soul. He deliberately bai
Jeannie Zelos
Feb 24, 2013 Jeannie Zelos rated it really liked it
Silver/Steel Belinda McBride

I received this book free via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I don't gush and give false praise – I don't believe that helps readers or authors so what you read is what I truly feel about a book.
My first Belinda McBride novel was Blacque/Bleu – if you've read my review you'll recall my problem with the twee names...this time we meet others from the pack along with a mysterious fae named Dylan – a name I can deal with much easier : ) This is gay (m/m) r
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The Romance Review

Ms. McBride returns to the Arcada world with another stunningly tortured tale.

Forced to become a bogeyman to all Fae, Dylan Ryve suffers through the centuries. He is close to freedom, only one more soul to collect for his master. The complication he encounters is something he never dreamed to have again – emotions.

Travis is one of the wolves from the Arcada pack. He is one of the sons of the Alpha yet he's treated as one of the lowest in the pack. He's the type of bad boy who cuts off his nose
Main Characters:
Dylan Ryve - A fae who is forced to serve a very bad man due to a geas
Travis Feris - A young member of the wolf pack

Dylan is trying to find a way into Arcada to end the last hunt required for geas to be completed. Arcada keeps forcing him away from the town but when Dylan rescues Travis from men using a date rape drug to take advantage of him, Dylan is finally allowed into the village.

While Dylan and Travis are getting to know each other and developing more of a relation
Mar 20, 2013 Shirley rated it really liked it
I received Silver/Steel from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I loved Arcada - yes I am referring to the town as a character. In Blacque/Bleu, it was simply one of those fictional worlds that an author creates that I wanted to visit. In Silver/Steel more of its secrets are revealed and it made me even more intrigued with not only its inhabitants but the location itself.

What's ultimately revealed about Arcada is pretty amazing and since I don't want to give anything away,
Book Lovers Never Go to Bed Alone

I rarely ever review more than one novel at a time, but as these are the first two in a series, I decided to put them together. These are the first two novels in the Arcada series. Like most gay erotica horror, the stories feature vampires, werewolves, and other mysterious creatures grappling not only with their preternatural state, but also with their love lives as gay men.

Blacque/ Bleu opens the series with a story about forbidden love between vampires and werewolves. Mc
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