Silver/Steel (Arcada #4)
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Silver/Steel (Arcada #4)

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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
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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.

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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...more
Marina
“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.. On...more
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

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

Demon Hitman sending text messages. How can you not ta...more
MandyM
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...more
Purplegirl
One of the best shifter stories I have read. Dylan and Travis' love was strong and beautiful. I liked book 1 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!
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
Meggie
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...more
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...more
 Nic
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...more
DaisyGirl
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...more
Mouse
Really enjoyed this. It was a good second novel in a series. Recommended.
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...more
Jen
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
Christi Snow
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...more
Sandra
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...more
Katharina
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,...more
Zenharley
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
Paisley
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!
Shirley
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,...more
Cinzia

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...more
Jeanne
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
Jeannie Zelos
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...more
Book Lovers Never Go to Bed Alone
THREE AND A HALF STARS!

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...more
♆ 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...more
Sophia
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...more
Awilk -never sleeps-
It has been a long time since I read the first book in this series, but it didn't matter, as this one could easily be read alone, although I do recommend you read the first, Blacque/Bleu as both books are very good.
The world building is intriguing without being long winded at any time. These two characters were delightful to learn about. No stereotypical shifters and fae for this story. Instead the readers gets to see two men with insecurities and painful pasts.
Paranormal romance has long been...more
Sandra Ramirez
I read a lot of the reviews given for this book, I was a bit reluctant about buying it but I had just finished reading the first book and thought it may be better to read now the later. That way the story would still be fresh in my mind. I was not disappointed, I thought I might not like the book, some of the reviews were negative. However I am glad I still decided to buy it, I didn't like the price but something just gave me a push to just buy, and I'm glad I did, I really liked this book alot!...more
Angela
Feb 24, 2013 Angela rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Angela by: netgalley
Definitely didn't like this book as much as the first. Travis seemed like an immature teenager (doing drugs, starting fights, random hook-ups, etc.) instead of someone we're suppose to take seriously and root for them to have a HEA. I also got really bored with the dream walking scenes. Maybe I'm being unfair to the characters because I just didn't care about them. I mean we met them in a bar and they're both checking out chicks to hook-up with even though they're drawn to each other. Some stuff...more
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
I have not read much about dream walkers - so this was very unique to me. I enjoyed that the characters were so far from perfect - Travis (Blacque's brother) is a handful - looking for the wrong things in the wrong places. Dylan is a great foil for him because he definitely has a past imperfect. What he's done, and why he has done it, are so at odds at times you really feel a moral pull.

Loved the dialogue - LOVED IT. This may have the thread of D/s but it is nothing like "BDSM 101" that so ofte...more
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