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What Hides Inside (Bay City Paranormal Investigations #2)

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For the BCPI team, facing a horror from another reality could be deadly. For Sam and Bo, facing their own secrets and lies could be far worse.

Book Two in the Bay City Paranormal Investigation series.

Sam Raintree’s life changed forever when he started his dream job with Bay City Paranormal Investigations. In one fateful week, he learned he was psychic, discovered he possess
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ebook, 1st Edition, 229 pages
Published April 10th 2007 by Samhain Publishing
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Paul
I absolutely love these types of M/M paranormal books, and to find an entire series of them is so good. They are not for everyone though, but if you love Ghost Adventure's type of shows then these are like that on crack with a sprinkle of the x-files, 8-) ...more
Natsroshan
I really liked this second book of the serie. The paranormal plot is really very well written: the book is fast-read and i was really enthralled by it.

But i can't connect or feel anything for Bo. His chemistry with Sam is barely inexistant. I found more in Dean and Sam's.
Because of it i'll give only 4 stars.
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
I love Sam. I want to kick Bo's ass. I love Dean, I mean love him. He reminds me a little of Jory in A Matter of Time, just because he's so sweet and selfless and flirtatious. I want to kick Bo's ass. I love all the characters in this books. I want to kick Bo's ass. I wish the strong woman hadn't been (view spoiler) in the last book and I wish the remaining woman weren't so weak and clingy, but I do like her and I want to kick Bo's ass.

I think you're getting where I'm
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Steven
Again, I want to thank Ms. Ally Blue, or just "Blue" as I have become to call her as of late, for so kindly and graciously sending me another wonderful novel. After I had finished Oleander house, book one, I was so eager to continue the series. I was more adapt at liking this book more than its predecessor. I only say this because of my opinions from that book in comparison to this one (see Oleander House by Ally Blue post), seemed to have grown up. If that makes sense? Ally's characters have ev ...more
¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧ •°**★
Really, really good, solid and I can't wait for more!
Jaime
My Review: I admit I enjoy reading angst, so when I read the blurb for this book, I anticipated a book I could enjoy, and I wasn't disappointed. The push and pull between the main characters in this second Bay City Paranormal series was very well depicted. Ms. Blue's men might be a trifle more in touch with their feelings than the average guy I know, but it's across the board. Even the straight guys are not just emotionally engaging, but willing to talk about their feelings. Odd, but refreshing. ...more
Erin (PT)
I find myself in the same struggle with the 2nd Bay City Paranormal Investigations that I did with the first: while I find Blue's writing interesting, entertaining and engrossing, I cannot stand half of her romantic pairing. I cannot stand Bo. I think he's selfish, self-serving and really unsympathetic. And while I really like Sam and feel for him, I mostly want him to get a backbone and find someone who will treat him better. So, it's a dilemma as the romance is a big part of the books.

I also
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Elisa Rolle
I will be sincere and I will state up-front that, even if I liked the first book in this series, I didn’t continue with the reading sooner because that book had an impact in me that took several day to fade. There are different level of paranormal romance, from the almost funny approach, where, more or less, you are not worried for your characters since you well know that nothing of tragic will happen to them, to the deep horror, where you are not sure of anything, let alone that your duo will a ...more
Kati
This is the 2nd book in Blue's "Bay City Paranormal Investigation" series and the sequel to "Oleander House". This book was much more about romance and less about investigating evil things, though.

I have to admit, though that Blue creeps me out with her creatures. It's kind of weird - when there are witches and vampires prowling the streets, hunting demons is not as creepy as when the characters live in a normal world. To actually catch a supernatural being on film, to have a scientific prove i
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Kaje Harper
I like these characters, I like Ally Blue's writing, I want to read the next one. But somehow I don't find the plots in this series satisfying in the sense of people being smart and problem resolutions taking the right amount of space and effort. Things are horrible, and then fixed too easily on the metaphysical front, I think. Don't take my word for it though. Bo and Sam are cute together, (even if make-out sessions in the boss's office at work don't strike me as subtle behavior for a married g ...more
Cerisaye
A gay romance set against the background of a paranormal investigation case between bouts of rather nice gay sex. To be honest, the sex worked better for me than the plot. If you're a fan of Supernatural you might enjoy it- there's even a Sam & Dean to deepen the connection- but the novel failed to grab me. I was annoyed by frequent references to an earlier book I hadn't read (there's a sequel, too). A novel should stand alone even if part of a series, so as not to deter the casual reader, w ...more
MLE
While I enjoyed the paranormal aspects of the book, the romance between Sam and Bo left me cold. Bo's hot and cold weak willed attitude did nothing for me, and it will take some major growth on his part before I see myself warming to him at all. I'm not sure what besides lust binds these two together no matter how much they profess to be in love.
Don Bradshaw
Book two in the series finds Sam shaken by his ability to open inter-dimensional portals. Sam also discovers that he's psychic. This time the team is investigating tunnels beneath a school which is the main story. Bo is still afraid to come out which is frustrating Sam. Dean, a new hunk on the team, eases some of Sam's tension in a m/m way.
Celine
Next one in the BCPI line: another decently written book. the focus is shifting from the haunting-story to the love-story between Sam & Bo and I'm not sure I'm that happy with this development. Sam is getting whiny and Bo is doing the spineless thing... frustration is growing :)
Karla Slusher
Good read.

I would definately recommend this series so far.

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Brenda (b)
The second story. After much frustration and heartbreak, Bo finally admits his true feelings. I felt sorry for Dean.
Meike
This book really doesn't make me want to read the rest of the series. 'Bo is so hot, I want him so much, but Dean is also hot, and he wants me, but I love Bo': leather, rinse, repeat. Also, when the main character is named Sam, and the (other) guy he has the hots for is named Dean, and I know that the author started out with fanfics - I guess you know where my mind went every time I read about those two.

I would've liked a little less explicit sex and lot more plot.

(Personal note: I don't read bo
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Kathy Williamson
Great read, as I anticipated. The BCPI team is becoming stronger and their reputation is growing. In this book, more development of the character. Well written on the way someone who wants to come out of the closet has all sorts of feelings, and at times you just want to smack Bo on the back of his head. But Sam and his relationship grows becoming stronger after Bo has to be hospitalized because of something coming through another portal! On to my next book. Do note that there is sexual content ...more
Vicktor Alexander
Aug 12, 2011 Vicktor Alexander rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: M/M Romance Group
Okay, so I was a little...okay, a lot annoyed with Beau by the end of book one and halfway through this book. At one point I tossed my kindle down in disgust, after shaking it brutally (I'm a very expressive reader), but I think Ally wrote Beau to inspire that kind of reaction (that's just based on how well Ms Blue writes everything else). I really enjoyed this book though, in spite of my disgust with Beau and his "I want you-I hate you-I love you-come closer-go away" attitude. By the end of the ...more
ElphabaNewlin
Okay, I first read OLEANDER HOUSE about two years ago. I knew that it was the first in a series, but I just never went on to the others when I was done. I'm not sure if it was because I wasn't so invested in the characters or because it seemed harder to find the rest in print form than it was to find in digital format. It was probably more the latter. But hey, I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas this year, so one of the first books I decided to pick up was book number 2 in the BAY CITY PARANORMAL ...more
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
May 29, 2011 Emanuela ~plastic duck~ rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Emanuela ~plastic duck~ by: Cori
3.5 stars.

Even if I still have little patience with both Bo and Sam, I enjoyed this second book of the series a little bit more.

The paranormal part is very interesting. I liked the story of the high school built on an abandoned monastery. I also think the concept of the portals and of Sam's powers is becoming clearer and it's adding a purpose to the story. However I don't think there was enough of this element in this installment. Unlike the first book, the investigation wasn't as prominent and
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Ethan Day
What Hides Inside: A Bay City Paranormal Investigation by Ally Blue – Book Two in the series, which I have to admit is as far as I’ve gotten. Book One, Oleander House, was one of the ten to twelve gay-romance books I read before deciding whether or not to submit my own manuscripts to one of the many publishers of that new-fangled, e-book thingy I’d discovered while surfing Amazon back in the fall of 2008. (You can stop pointing your finger and mocking already – it was new to me!) I loved the fir ...more
Charly
Relationship more fun to read about in this than in the first book

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 7/10

PROS:
- The relationship picks up in intensity from the first volume to this second one. Not only are the characters more attracted to each other physically, but they’re also more passionately (or passive-aggressively, anyway) at each other’s throats when they disagree.
- There is sex in this volume (as opposed to the first volume, which doesn’t go b
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Cipluk
Bo:
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Sam:
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Dean:
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Raji
***Disclaimer - There are total of seven books in this series and I have read them all in the span of two to three days. So what will follow is a short but straight to point reviews of all the books****

Needless to say, this book picks up where the last one left.

I liked the way the author treated these characters - she gave them space, depth and enough time that the readers would be invested in them. Oh boy, what a ride this was! You know you have read a good book when you can see the balance in
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Bee
After the last investigation the dynamic in the BCPI team has changed completely. Missing a person among them they are in need to hire someone new and to get back into working together. Bo and Sam are hot and heavy but they need to hide their relationship from everyone around them. When Dean walks into the picture everything changes again. Dean is not subtle about his interest in Sam, and when Bo panics and breaks things off with Sam, Dean is who Sam turns to. Their new case involves another por ...more
Teresa
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Marisella
I like the story, but Bo and Sam are such angsty idiots I had to keep putting it down. They were so helpless and,hopeless, poor pathetic victims. It all turns out kind of ok, but the relationship is still not worked out yet.
Angela
I am further intrigued. I like the ghost hunter POV. It reminds me a lot of the anime/manga, Ghost Hunt. I usually read urban fantasy and fantasy novels; so, having a world that is devoid of most of it is interesting. This group lives in an otherwise normal world that have normal everyday problems, but they investigates extraordinary phenomena and stumble upon interdimensional gates to a seemingly demon world. I honestly am not sure of why it is intriguing but it is. It is probably for the same ...more
Grace
It was nice to get back to the team after the tragedy of the last book. The story continues with an investigation of missing children from a local school.

The relationship between Sam and Bo moves forward in this one as does the storyline. I am looking forward to learning more about what they are dealing with. I am enjoying this series and I will read the rest.
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