Beautiful Monster (Minders, #1-3)
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Beautiful Monster (Minders #1-3)

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Josh Mackay is hired to bring in Kiran Brunner, a Minder with the psychic ability to manipulate and kill. But Kir has been abused by the agency that wants him back and he'll do anything to escape. Josh's job is to lure Kiran to a safe house. That part's easy. The boy-Minder or no-is beautiful and surprisingly naive. Hunted by those who want to harm him, Kir doesn't recogni...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Samhain Publishing (first published 2006)
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Lexi Ander
Nov 12, 2010 Lexi Ander rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Lexi by: Alina
Shelves: mm-sci-fi
Beautiful Monster is three stories: Monster, Zombie and Minder. They really need to be read together, individually they would have been unsatisfying. As a whole, it was a great story

Josh Mackay was hired by the Agency to track and capture a deadly Minder, Kiran Brunner. Minders are people who have the ability to bend human will to their own use. With a push, a Minder could say to you, "you want to give me a $5000 gift of cash” and you would happily hand over the dough. Or you find that you have...more
Feb 16, 2011 Nene rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m, pnr-mm
Trigger warning: This book contains a depiction of child abuse.

Review of Beautiful Monster only, reviews of the other two in the series will be under those books individually.

The story in this first part, although extremely short, is very clever and emotional. It is very much the first part of the story though and if you're going to start part one, plan on getting parts 2 and 3 right away because the story just kinda stops and you're left wondering what on earth is going on.
I liked the books -- Monster, Zombie, Minder -- as a whole but wouldn't want to read them separately. They first two just cut off practically mid-sentence, and even the last one ends abruptly. Rather than a story arc, I felt like it was a story cliff -- climb climb climb then splat off the edge.
That said, I did like the story and wish she had written a #4 to finish off Kir and Josh's story.
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It's good, but only a partial story

The trilogy series, 'Monster', 'Zombie' an 'Minder' make up an interesting story. They are well written with an interesting concept of psychic mind-control. There was enough intrique and action to keep it interesting and the sex wasn't overdone. All in all, it made for an fun evening's read.

But, that's the problem. This was presented as a trilogy but each 'novel' was extremely short and read in about 30 to 45 minutes. Together they make up one good story an one...more
Beautiful Monster is the paperback version of three novella-length stories that have been published separately as e-books: Monster, Zombie and Minder. Beautiful Monster happens in the same universe than Joely Skye's Northern Shifters series. The love story in this book is not too simple, there are certainly difficulties and suspicion. A very good story!
must be read with Zombie and Minder
a lot of kidnapping and therefore trust issues
Pretty good considering this is a series of three short e-books bound into a single novella. Fast read, and rather light given the darkness suggested throughout the book. More details and depth would have been nice, as well as more insight into The Agency.
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Joely Skye has written for more years than she can remember. Her latest writing passion is romance and shapeshifters. She lives with her husband and two children in Canada.

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