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(Mad Dogs #1)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  422 ratings  ·  62 reviews
Brian Hay’s only dream in life was to be part of America’s elite, yet unacknowledged, Delta Force. After years of training to be the best the 75th Ranger Regiment had ever produced, his dream was finally coming true. But what starts out as what he thinks is a Delta hazing op soon turns into much more when Brian not only becomes a Delta Force soldier but a Mad Dog.

Paperback, First, 148 pages
Published February 14th 2014 by Brenda Cothern Books, Inc. (first published January 24th 2014)
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Jason Bradley
Although this book needed editing really badly, the story was a good one. I enjoyed the characters and wouldn't mind reading more about them. I felt like the author had researched her material well. ...more
Feb 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Gigi by: Susan65
Update 4: I'm stopping here. Werewolf orgies aren't my thing.

Update 3: Wow, that was some weird ass shit. I don't know how I feel about it yet. I'll review after I read the series. Hopefully the next book will pull me in.

Update 1: Ends on a cliffhanger. Will wait to read until series is complete.

Update 2: Series is complete! It's time!
Ula'ndi Hart
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: short-reads
Overall book rating: 3
Audio Book: N/A
Book Cover: 2

Ummmm yeah. I really don't know. It sure is something else. Enough to maybe have me read on to see where the hell this is going. I'll keep you posted then shall I?
Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
Not really sure about this one. Not ready to count it out as a series yet, but not ready to jump on the next one either.

I went in, expecting a nice shifter story.
Once it started, I felt like it was going to jump right to I made my peace with that...and then...NADA.

It felt like a set up for some filthy PWP, but nope. I kept begging for so hot man on man action...but what came out, not so hot.

These guys might accept it now, but they were turned into werewolves, and forced to give up any a
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who like shifter, erotica and military
Brian Hays wants to be a part of Delta Force. He's the top sniper as a Ranger, now he hopes to be that with the Mad Dogs. The five men of the Mad Dogs unit do not want or need a sixth, but they got one anyway. There is a surprised that Brian is not prepared for when he joins the unit. Now can he survive the hazing or is that what it is?

This totally caught me by surprise. I had no idea it was shifter story, and what a pleasant surprise it was. I thought the characters and story were great fun.
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved it so far but hate books with cliff hangers and shit. Willing to wait to see what the next one wil be about so we'll see. I hate that it ended at 85% cause I feel cheated when I do not get a book that 100% about the book and not just filled with other bullshit. ...more
Smith Barney
Gay-Wolf-For-You? A short kind of entertaining story with some sexy feral moments.

We have an Army Special Ops Delta team 'Mad Dogs' consisting of five (5) men/shifty-shifter-wolves that are top-secret and unknown for their amorous supernatural abilities that are presented with a new non-shifty-recruit (& sixth addition) to their close-knit menagerie. Now 'Brian Hays' must endure and pass a most bizarre hazing/initiation ritual of outrunning these 5 feral mofos because otherwise it's his said 's
Although I'm not exactly a shifters reader this book called out to me for its tie in to the military/special forces genres, and I was definitely not disappointed. It carries all that really, really well.

Although I felt the beginning set up went a tad too quick for me, it was just enough to roll into the rest of the book, which is stupendous and sets up the relationships and interactions of the team exceedingly well and the burgeoning attraction between the two snipers, M and B, well... damn! Now
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent intro book that just wets your appetite. I like how there are subtle hints given by the characters that you don't realize until you read it a second time. It definitely left me wanting more... much more! I want to know more about these guys and their relationship. The book hints at lots of sex in future books, so I am looking forward to the sequel.. I can't wait. ...more
Sep 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: shapeshifter suckers
Recommended to Passerby by: if I´d had any idea, I´d be a murderer
Okay, first of all - what the frick did I just read?!
I don't even...Geez, right. So...I started to read this because of a review where someone said that they "felt like the author had researched her material well". Man, I'm not sure what material exactly were you talking about, thinking back about it after reading the story. It sure as hell could not be military-related, though. I mean I know basically jack shit about military myself and yet I was able to recognize all the "military" parts menti
3.5 stars.

Shifters and the military? If you like those concepts, then Sixth by Brenda Cothern will be right up your alley. The book starts out with Brian Hay joining a Ranger division. He's their new sniper, and the other five guys have a strange initiation for the new guy!

This is the fourth book by Ms. Cothern I've read, the others were not paranormals, so I was excited to see her delve into this genre. The best part of this new series, entitled Mad Dogs, is the world building. The author was
Crystal Marie
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a very interesting read for me personally. I went into it thinking it was one way, and then I was caught completely off guard with how it ended up turning out. (In a good way.)
This is the first book by this author that I have read, but I have to say that I really did enjoy the writing style and the character descriptions.
The story was very well written and the twist that we are shown was extremely well done. I was left with a lot of the “WTF” moments while reading the story. But no mat
Jason Papadakos
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book took me on a completely unexpected and face-paced journey. The story appeals to vast array of audiences. Whether you are into stories about military, the supernatural, pup play, or bonding between males, this book captures a little bit of each genre. I wanted the ritual portrayed in the book to be carried out to the end and unfortunately was cut short by an event at the end. I couldn't help but feel a little empty and incomplete. Hopefully this was the author's goal and she will be wri ...more
This was definitely not like anything I've read before, and that was a very nice change. I felt bad for B because he didn't have a say in anything, and that really bothered me. Markus is a character I'm not sure if I really like yet, I'm on the fence about him. I'm curious as to how B deals with everything and being deployed at the same time. ...more
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Dec 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
I picked this one up for free and I'm glad I did because I would have been pissed if I had actually paid for it.
It's PWP, some of it noncon, and that can have it's own appeal. But it is so poorly written that it is, at times, incomprehensible. The POV jumps around in a disjointed manner. The dialogue is unclear, it is very difficult to figure out who is speaking. I found it very tiresome.
First time with this author--liked the story (hot military guys and wolf-shifters), but wish it had been longer. Of course, there are four more books in the series; now my interest is piqued and my OCD is challenged. I predict a 4 book purchase in my future.
Apr 11, 2015 rated it liked it
I think I'm more confused after finishing that I was at the 25% mark....hmmmmm ...more

Not sure about this one. The potential is there, despite some dafuquery. We'll see what happens.
Dec 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Totally PWP and the story seems to be broken up over several books.
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Oct 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mm, military
This review is for the Mad Dogs series books 1 & 2. I read a bit of 3 but by then completely lost any interest I had in the series.

These books were more like porn with a bit of a storyline to go along with them. There was way too much sex and it wasn't even good sex. I kept waiting for more of a story to come out of it thinking that the first book was just a intro to the Mad Dogs. But the second book was just as bad if not worse. There was really no reason at all to even divide the two books. I
May 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned
I feel like this book was glorified porn. Like the story of plot was only there as an excuse to depict as much horniness as possible. Also it had a tone of gay being contagious. Becoming a were means becoming strictly gay no matter how straight you were before. I get the author was not trying to imply anything with it, it still just annoyed me.

I listened to the audio. .... don’t do that. The narrator reads it if a flat tone. He isn’t unpleasant but there is very little change between characters
Karen Dubois
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
A difficult review only because if you read book one as a stand alone - it's too short, leaves a lot of plot lines hanging, doesn't explain more than it does and ends on a cliffhanger. Thus the 3 rating. If you continue to read the rest of the series then the rating goes up to a 4-5. Very interesting characters, each Mad Dog has their own personality that comes shining through. The connections they have are wonderful and the main plot thread that weaves through the different books is interesting ...more
3.5 stars

A sort of crazy initiation/hazing of Brian into the new Mad Dogs unit. Since I had seen the tags, I was expecting the shifters. Even then, their hunt/chase of the newbie was a bit disturbing. Poor Brian... Happy that its all in the imagination world rather than real one.
Martin Steele
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is... Interesting, an excellent start to an oddly engrossing series. It even takes a fresh look at an established genre
1.5 stars
Rating: 2.5 stars.
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

This is everything I love in my MM paranormal, military stories…plus some. Special Ops are always one of my favorite tropes and I can’t seem to get enough. I really, really love reading about the alpha male slash hardass mofo’s, and not too many Special Ops teams are more badass than the Mad Dogs. They have always been a team of five, and knowing that they are in the process of getting a sixth has thrown the team for a loop, and poor Brian gets a very piss poor welcoming. Brian Hays is
Caroline Brand

I recently reviewed a couple of books by this author that I really enjoyed so when the third book came in for review with Prism I asked about reviewing the entire series. I am so glad I did!

Brian Hay has achieved his dream and become part of an elite Delta team. He will be the sixth member of the team but the other five members don’t seem too happy to see him. The atmosphere when he meets them is decidedly chilly.

When he is grabbed, tied up and hooded in the nigh
Love Bytes Reviews
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star review by Dan

Brian Hay’s isn’t that surprised to get called in to his commander’s office and told he his MOS has been changed and that he is being transferred to Delta Force. But from there, things get a tad bit odd.

When he arrives he is told that the current class is already in progress, but he will be waived for the first section because he is already the best sniper that the 75th Ranger Regiment has ever produced. But when he is assigned immediately to the Mad Dogs, without ANY train
Hmmm... SPOILERS!!

Well, this was certainly a very well written erotica. I really wanted to like this story and there were some promising moments but for me, the plot was more of a discomfort than entertaining and not because of the man on man action. Let's face it, most books I read are MM.

Everyone being a wolf on a Delta team was exciting to me but I was put off on how a member becomes a wolf for the team.


Basically, mostly straight men who ha
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Brenda is an Amazon and ARe best-selling author and resides in Tampa, FL with her husband, six cats, a dog, a turtle named Tammy, and a rabbit named Alice. She is active in the Tampa Bay GLBT, kink, & leather communities, and the owner of Florida Leather & Fetish Pride Weekend event which includes a Mr. & Ms. title contest.
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