I was really looking forward to read this one, because book one was so awesome I wanted to experience more gunplay. The amount of stories is signif...more3.5
I was really looking forward to read this one, because book one was so awesome I wanted to experience more gunplay. The amount of stories is significantly less than the first book, but not to worry the quality is still up to par. I wouldn't say I am blown away with this anthology, but it was still enjoyable.
The Inquisitor by Gryvon First, I am always a fan of anything written by this author. Always dark and so wickedly erotic I am caught up in whatever world I am reading. The Inquisitor is the sequel to The Machinist that was apart of the Weight Of A Gun anthology (book 1). Where I found the first story to be quite good, The Inquisitor seals the deal for having my attention. Avery and Harrow's relationship is so complex, and with a shocking turn of events, I'm just wanting more from this world. The gunplay is raw and dirty, and these guys play it hard (I'm talking safety off).
Overall, I liked this one and I am impatiently waiting for the next instalment because I have lots more questions this time around.
Playing With the Big Boys by Scarlet Blackwell Alright, I don't even know how I feel about this one. Caleb is a cop and about to bust some punk ass thieves (my description of the thieves) instead he is captured and becomes their sex toy. They tie him up, take the gun out and get all down and dirty with Caleb who likes to be in the drivers]’s seat but doesn't like to be driven (that was clearly a pun).
This is pretty much a PWP, because I consider it one giant sex scene. I like Scarlet Blackwell's writing but this one failed to "wow" me. I did like that a possible relationship could come of this, even though it started out non-con and impossibly crazy. I think the absurd factor kicked at the end of this one, I would have probably liked it more without the involvement Caleb's partner.
Benjamin Pepperwhistle and the Fantabulous Circus of Wonders by Cornelia Grey Wowza! I was very iffy about this story when it started but then it became all kinds of fantabulous. Benjamin Pepperwhistle (what a name) wants to join the circus and he wants to work with world famous pistoleer Cole Beauchamp as his assistant. See, Benjamin likes guns he likes them a whole darn lot.
The gunplay in this one is different, and so sexy. Benjamin and Cole seem so destined even in such a few pages. I really like how Cornelia Grey writes and this is the second story by the author that has both surprised and captured me. Life in the Circus of Wonders is exhilarating and interesting, would love to read more about these characters.
Once again, SMP manages to put interesting stories in another anthology with authors who don't mind pushing things a bit. While not as awesome as book one Weight of A Gun II still delivers. Plus that cover is made of all kinds of awesome.(less)
I don’t read much Science-Fiction in the M/M genre, not because there is a lack of it; but because it’snever my first choice when it comes to readi...more3.5
I don’t read much Science-Fiction in the M/M genre, not because there is a lack of it; but because it’snever my first choice when it comes to reading. When I started Kidnapped I had no idea what to expect. The blurb had me thinking of a different plot in my head.I thought it was gonna be about a man who falls in love with his captor, becausethey have a bond and that bond cannot be denied. I have to say that Ms Derrblew all my fancy dreaming out of the water *and fancy dreaming it was*.
Kidnapped is the first bookin a series that I find highly complex, and I think that has to do with all theinformation in the story. Though it was really slow for me in the beginning,and there was a substantial amount of info pile-up (though that could just be all me). It picked up quite nicely.
Sean is a Rehab guard apartof the Infinitum Government (there powers know no bounds). To be a rehab guardyou have to be the best of the best because they deal with the most dangerousof beings. Being rehab is all Sean loves, and with one prisoner all that comescrumbling. It seems the new prisoner is a Draconis being brought in on murdercharges, and the shit is about to hit the proverbial fan because Sean is his match.
What is a Draconis you ask?Well they are genetically engineered species whose sole purpose was to givepower to who they matched with. So now Sean and his match share some prettyamazing magic, teleportation and healing. Now Sean and his Draconis Mendel arefugitives who are on mission to save the Draconis race (if I talk about that this review will never end).
This story contains manycharacters with so many different plot lines. As I said really slow for me inthe beginning, but it picks up with mystery and entertaining characters. It’slike a plethora of information which at often times was somewhat overwhelming,but the author keeps it flowing well and every scene developed to its full potential.
What I really liked is thatbeing matched/bonded doesn’t mean that a romantic relationship will be formed. Thisis somewhat unusual because whenever bonds are formed in books, it always leadto sex and happy ever after, well not here. There is sex, but it’s a developmentstory so all that lovey dovey played a huge second.
Overall, I really liked it. Ilook forward to reading the second book because all the Draconis drama is farfrom over.There is also a very pretty villain who is quite crazy but so very pretty. I am super interested and will be reading the sequel Meant to Be.