I really want to read this book but the checkout process at Manifold Press just isn't working for me, I tried a few weeks ago and just now. I was able...moreI really want to read this book but the checkout process at Manifold Press just isn't working for me, I tried a few weeks ago and just now. I was able to get a few of the Manifold books at the other press (Rainbow EPress) that they mentioned on the site but "Butterfly Hunter" wasn't one of the ones available.
Anyone have suggestions? I've been looking around other places to try to find it but no joy so far. Is anyone else having issues? Or is there another press, that I haven't found yet, where the book is available?
** Just finished it.
Damn it. I'm all weepy now. Gorgeous book but it ripped my heart out. I read from the author's blog that she's thinking of making Dave and Nicholas' story a trilogy.
(view spoiler)[I'm not sure if my heart could handle that. I do not want it to end like I fear she will end it. :( :( (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Mick is a lone wolf wandering not really knowing what he's looking for until he stumbles upon a young shifter using a dog/wolf run beside a batter...more4.75
Mick is a lone wolf wandering not really knowing what he's looking for until he stumbles upon a young shifter using a dog/wolf run beside a battered Airstream trailer. In making sure the younger man isn't being hurt or restrained Mick realizes that he may have found someone he wants to make pack. The young shifter, Scott, is absolutely adorable and reminded me heavily of the dragon Tori from Stealing the Dragon, with his innocence and joy for life.
Scott and his mate, Daniel, have been kicked out their pack and Danny has been doing his best to provide for Scott, who at times is more wolf than man. The responsibility is taking its toll though because Danny can no longer shift. He's struggling to make sure the two of them can survive without an Alpha but Mick is an Alpha who knows a good thing when he sees them and he sets about wooing the younger wolves to pack.
This is a sexy story and a great menage that leans heavily on pack dynamics and feels. There's a nice angst level but it's not overwhelming and all the characters are tremendously endearing with very distinct personalities and needs. I loved this story and I can see myself going back to it quite a few times.(less)(less)
For me the really interesting aspect of this book is that the Ty and Zane are so different from the other books but different for a reason. Also, diff...moreFor me the really interesting aspect of this book is that the Ty and Zane are so different from the other books but different for a reason. Also, different in a way that works. I love this book, but loving it doesn't mean that I don't want to grab these men by the scruff of their necks and bang their heads together. It would be hard to find two more oblivious men in all of MMdom.
I feel bad for Ty as he's trying to come to terms with his emotions and what he feels for Zane. So angsty. Zane's struggle with his personal demons also made this the toughest of all the books to read for me. Lots of heavy emotion out there.
This is a great story. Why?
(view spoiler)[Because they were married. It was fake but it wasn't and I loved it. I loved how they acted as a married couple, the down time, the sexy times, the horribly intense emotional times. I loved it all. Which is why this is my favorite of the series so far. (hide spoiler)]
This book revealed new and fascinating flashes in their characters. Highly recommended to any fan of of the first two books. This really needs to be read in order though. If you jump into the series with this book you'll miss so much of what these two have gone through to reach this point in their relationship.
It's a good MM book on its own but read in context it becomes a great one.
A very satisfying sequel to Good Bones. I wanted to know what was next for these men and this story more than answered the questions that I had. C...more4.75
A very satisfying sequel to Good Bones. I wanted to know what was next for these men and this story more than answered the questions that I had. Chris and Dylan are still working to renovate Dylan's old house and I'm really glad this story didn't jump past this because I love to see them working on and fixing the place together.
There's a paranormal twist here as a ghost starts haunting them and the men try to understand how to lay the spirit to rest. This leads to Dylan contacting an old friend, Ery, who I hope will have a story. He deserves to find his spark.
A bit of werewolf politics at play here but the story is more about family as we see Chris struggle with his own history as he accidentally meets up with his estranged father.
I loved this story. Chris is still prickly and Dylan still insecure but the relationship development moves in a realistic and wonderful way. I'm completely satisfied with the story I just want more of all the characters. They have a brief cameo in The Gig as well. (less)
Except now I'm a weepy mess who has to get up and go to work in the morning with hardly any sleep. Damn you, unputdownable book!
Review later after I've caught some zzs.
I adore geeks in love, geeks are my people! This was a double GFY (Geek For You) so I revelled in it.
Michael is a registered nurse and a sex surrogate. He finds it difficult to maintain any kind of relationship because of his surrogacy job but he strongly believes in the work he does so he's not considered ever giving it up.
I have to say that part of the high rating I'm giving this book is for opening up the world of sexual surrogacy to my eyes. Incredible work done by incredible people and I found Tommy and Lem's stories and needs both vastly different but at their core it was all about the touch therapy that Michael provided.
James is a sci-fi writer. He contracted Polio when he was a child and it affected the use of his legs. He's a reclusive and sarcastic bastard and I loved him. He's touchy and leery to trust and he's a virgin. He also happens to be Michael's favourite author.
The men meet at a book signing and it's anything but smooth sailing. I've loved Michael in the previous two books of the series and wanted all the things for him because he deserves it. I'm happy to say that this book gives him that and more. It's a hard fought battle but both men get a HEA that was in my eyes, perfection, a bit battered but all the more sweet because of it.
So many great quotes but I have to list the one that has me laughing even now. I hope you all get a kick out of it when you run across it: "Are you clusterfucking?"
Book 3 is definitely a favorite of mine in the series. I think mostly because we see Sam really have to work to get back into Jory's graces and I love...moreBook 3 is definitely a favorite of mine in the series. I think mostly because we see Sam really have to work to get back into Jory's graces and I loved to read that.
Honestly, initially knowing there was a three year gap between books 2 and 3 really threw me for a loop. Time gaps are something that I have issues with in romances but this really worked for the characters who really needed a break to sort things out.
Fantastic chemistry is a hallmark of these books as well as well rounded and fleshed out secondary characters. I really enjoyed how Sam and Dylan worked out their differences and any scene that has Dane and Sam squaring off is golden.
Book 4 is a wild ride. I was exhausted by the end of it but I loved how Jory is able to exist in the whirlwind and make sense of it.
Fantastic story of ingenuity and sacrifice when an astronaut, Mark Watney, is accidentally stranded on the surface of Mars by the rest of his crew...more4.75
Fantastic story of ingenuity and sacrifice when an astronaut, Mark Watney, is accidentally stranded on the surface of Mars by the rest of his crew.
This book is a mathgasm of epic proportions. Mark's a smart man and he needs to be to survive on his own on the barren planet. It's the humour though that made this story work for me. Mark's journal entries had me laughing and it was difficult to put the book down because I really wanted to see how things turned out.
I want more from this author and more story about Moz and Flip. So much more, it was too short but even...moreOMG, love this book and LOVE these characters.
I want more from this author and more story about Moz and Flip. So much more, it was too short but even with that it was so fulfilling. It was a rollercoaster and there was a moment where I had to put the ebook down because of the intensity. I almost felt like Joey in the Friends episode where he had to put Little Women in the freezer because he was upset about Beth.
I loved their banter, I loved their relationship and I felt like Alyson who knew these two guys were meant for each other but they just couldn't get to that point. The frustration level is incredibly high here but only because you want good things for these men.
It's so wonderful. So many of their interactions just made me want to melt but it never came across as too sugary, it was just right for me. One of the best reads I've had this year. (less)
I'm laughing because I kept thinking that I had read this before, uhm, yes because it started out as a freebie which I had read befor...moreThis was so good.
I'm laughing because I kept thinking that I had read this before, uhm, yes because it started out as a freebie which I had read before and loved. This is the expanded version of that and so very worth reading the repeated bits to get to the new story because both are fantastic.
Smoking hot marines, Mac and Gunny, best friends and lovers for ten years have come to a crossroads because both men are retiring from service and DADT is being repealed. This has caused them to be a bit uncertain just where their relationship is heading. Did I say smoking hot? I loved this read. I hope we see more of these men, I want to know what happens next.(less)
I've read this series quite a few times and decided to give it one more re-read before the release of the 5th book.
This continues to be one of my fav...moreI've read this series quite a few times and decided to give it one more re-read before the release of the 5th book.
This continues to be one of my favorite MM series and couples. Why?
I think #1 has to be the humour. Even after reading this book several times I laugh and laugh at the snarky exchanges between Ty and Zane. I love how they talk to each other, it's really foreplay for them but the rest of the world sees it so differently.
I also love reading the book and getting blindsided by the little tender moments between these two guys. They're such unexpected scenes and so damn sweet.
I really enjoyed the storyline. I loved how the kills were connected and how Ty figured it out...that was one of my favorite moments in the book. The first time I read it I may have guessed the killer early but I lived for the cat and mouse moments up until the reveal. The crime scenes and FBI procedures were really interesting, and oh...some of those crime scenes were so gruesome.
This is such a readable book for me. The dialogue flows so naturally and doesn't seem stiff, the descriptions of action follow this as well. The characters come across as very real to me and I loved that.
I read Caught Running by the same writing team before I read this book and thought that Zane and Jake had some similar addiction issues but Zane's went that next level and were so very dark. I liked that the authors weren't afraid to give us a character that had these problems.
It's hard to pick a favorite between Ty and Zane. I don't know that I need to because I adore them both but I really root for Zane because he seems so screwed up. I just want him to be well and be happy. I want that for Ty as well, I think he's pretty screwed up as well but in a different way than Zane. I like that they found each other and that they forged such strong bonds during the investigation.
This book remains such a wonderful read and a great introduction to the Ty and Zane characters and world. If you're a fan of MM books and love strong characters, hot man on man loving, great action and thrills this book is for you. If you haven't read it you're missing out. (less)
Re-reading this book just emphasizes for me the love that I have for Mary Calmes books. There are similar character types in all her work but I can't...moreRe-reading this book just emphasizes for me the love that I have for Mary Calmes books. There are similar character types in all her work but I can't help but love them. Her books just work for me on every level.
I love the history that Stefan and Rand have it really adds so much to their chemistry. There's great dialogue here, a tight story and lovely moments between the two main characters as well as secondary characters that couldn't help but keep me wanting more.
Sticks & Stones really helps to flesh out some aspects of the Ty Grady character for me. There is so...moreI'm continuing with my Cut&Run marathon.
Sticks & Stones really helps to flesh out some aspects of the Ty Grady character for me. There is so much more to learn about him but meeting his family really gave me some insight into who this man is and I really enjoyed that.
I really hope that we get to see those kind of family dynamics with Zane in an upcoming book. Road trip to Texas please!
I love Ty's brother Deacon. He has such a strong presence in this book and the relationship between the brothers is really fun to watch. Also, seeing both of them react to their father was something that I enjoyed getting the chance to see.
(view spoiler)[I am not happy with Earl Grady. He needed to man up and apologize to his son for what he said. I'm pissed that he didn't (hide spoiler)]
One thing that I really liked about this book. Ty and Zane aren't in sync. They are partners but they're losing touch and reading about that is hard. I want these guys to be happy but they're not in that place yet. For that reason this was a difficult book to read but I love seeing how they're feeling out their relationship.
(view spoiler)[I love LOVE that Deuce knows about them and tried to help them both with understanding each other and tried to get them to better places emotionally. I need more Deuce! (hide spoiler)]
This was a great second book in the series. Characterization stayed on point. Dialogue flowed and the storyline was strong. We didn't get a perfect partnership for Ty&Zane and I loved that, it was rocky and they had to work at it and still have to work at it. Their chemistry remains smoking hot but we also get those killing tender moments that I adored in the first book. Just as good several reads later.