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In the Wreckage

(Metahuman Files #1)

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A Marine with honor.

After surviving a horrific chemical attack that turned him into a metahuman, Captain Jamie Callahan got a second lease on life. For three years he’s been working for the Metahuman Defense Force and leading Alpha Team—all against the wishes of his family. The job requires his full dedication, so it’s no surprise Jamie doesn’t have time for a
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Kindle Edition, 341 pages
Published February 19th 2017
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Judith
NO RATING,DNF @ 72%





I went into this one knowing it was futuristic.I'm ok with war/military,I enjoy some pnr,haven't really read sci fi but the combination of these element's had my head spinning.I've never had to concentrate so hard while reading a book.The plot wasn't engaging me and there are so many characters thrown at you.

It was kind of like,

Mission,
Sex,
Mission,
Sex,
Mission,
Sex............rinse and repeat.

The sex is very hot but I even started skimming those scenes.I didn't feel any
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~Mindy Lynn~
4 Stars

Re-Read January 2018

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3 Stars

I was automatically intrigued by the blurb. Then came all the high ratings. So I thought I was for sure going to enjoy a 5* or at least a high 4* book. I still felt that way about half way through. Then it just started losing its steam and I started drifting while reading. The world building was interesting and so was most of the characters. It wasn't hard to follow the story and I really was invested in it. But soon
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Shile
5+++++++ for the Audio book

The narration was P.E.R.F.E.C.T.

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That was some 10 hrs of eargasm. Greg's voice was meant to narrate the shit out of every book. He had different voices for all the many different characters. The experience was like watching a movie on DVD then watching the same on IMAX, 10x better.

I enjoyed the story even more the second time.

The sex scenes were hotter on audio thanks to Greg's sexy voice.

My beautiful People, if you haven't read this book, Get the Audio-book NOW!

And
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
I was a little hesitant to read this one at first, new authors can be scary. But the more I saw it on my feed and the more reviews I saw, it really had me curious.

And it seriously did not disappoint at all. I don't read a lot of paranormal, much less sci-fi but this was very subdued in those regards.

The suspense and plot had me intrigued the whole book. It was the perfect mix of suspense and romance. And the sex. People, the sex. It was some of, if not the hottest I've ever read. Period.



This
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Heather the Queen of (Smut)Books
Well shit. I think I'm pretty much fucked out. This might've been the hottest thing I have ever read and in case you haven't noticed Smut is my main cuppa. Fo hizzle, my nizzles. Porn WITH plot, people. Read this shit. I need a cigarette. One warning....read in private *wink*

RTC.
Wendy
I never thought the day would come, that I would willingly read a Sci-Fi book. I did though and you know what...I freaking loved it. Hell must have really fozen over.

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Now don't get me wrong. I watch the occasional Sci-Fi on tv. X-men being one of my favorits, which is exactly what this book reminds me of. A delicous MM book, filled with strong X-men...yummy :)

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This book takes place in the year 2284, when humans and Metahumes roam the earth (and beyond). Metahumans are humans, that have been
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Simone
***4.5 Stars for an amazing debut novel***

This book pushed all my buttons!!!

The blurb is conclusive enough, so I won't go into further detail. You will get the idea what is going on when you read it.

I will just say something about the great job the author did with this book:

As for the worldbuilding... One word: excellent! Everything is described with a passion for detail and you just feel the excitement and the dedication of the author to introduce us to the world she created. So, if you
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Virginia Cavanillas
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it

What an awesome read! What a great recommendation! How can a book be so entertaining, suspenseful and dirty at the same time? This is a good one. Believe me. It has everything you want in a Science Fiction book, with the add of some of the dirtiest sex scenes I've everread. Yes. Everything.


This is a perfectly written MM Romance.A Sci-Fi novel that takes place on an alternative and very fascinating year 2284.
The world building is fantastic but I don't want to reveal too much, just that something

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Josy
I can't help myself, I have to give this book 5 stars. I just enjoyed it that much!

The scorching hot, many pages long sex scenes sure are one of the main reasons for my rating - seriously, this author can write sex and she pushed all my buttons: edging (T&D), dildos, butt plugs, rough and dirty ~fans herself~ Do I have to say more? My GR friend Heather the Queen of (Smut)Books described it as "porn WITH plot" and I agree :)

So there is a story, too, and a pretty good one! We are talking X-Men
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Parvathy
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay-book-reviews
5+ Stars!

In the Wreckage is an action-packed, sexy as sin, beautifully written sci-fiction romance set in the futuristic world. The book is filled with heart throbbing action packed moments, beautiful emotions and a bunch of well etched phenomenal characters who make the story completely thrilling and engrossing.

Jamie is the head of Alpha Team of Metahuman Defense Force. One night he chances upon Kyle in the bar. They spend an unforgettable and phenomenal night together but the next day they
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Jan
Mar 07, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish-dnf
Shelves: lgbtq


@51%
Sorry, friends :(
This is not for me.
From the beginning it failed miserably to pick up my interest and there is nothing that makes me want to keep going.
Be aware that I am in the minority, clearly.
The reviews are awesome!
So, kindly ignore me.
Denise H.
*** Year - 2284. Place - Earth. ***
That is when and where this AMAZING new series begins ! We are introduced to the Metahumans. People, men and women, who have had their lives altered, and now possess unusual powers, like anti-gravity, pyrotechnics, super strength, telekinesis, and more. They are trained to control these powers and many are using them in the military positions. Raised in a privileged family, wealthy, 6'2", Marine Commander Jaime Callahan

is in the MDF, Metahuman Defense Force,
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Lyn
5 stars for the audio
3 stars for the book (that’s because of me NOT the book)

I don’t know how many times I have tried to read this book, and gave up. The book is incredibly well written, but dang, chapter 1 starts off with an action packed scene and “several” characters that are all essential to the story. I guess I could have just pushed through and hoped that I remembered who was who and who could do what, but it was just too much, too soon for my scattered-brained-self.

The only way I was able
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-Magic Peen & The Jets!



Kidding.

Sort of.

The sex is undeniably hot. Kinky, cock choking, dirty talk, begging, wrecked out bottom, prostate orgasm, orgasm denial; Turner came to play!

Jaime and Kyle are both military which is something else I like. There is a bit of a size difference between them, so another box ticked there.

But here's the deal, there's someone else that I like a whole lot who does all this stuff and does it better, IMO. She also builds a relationship while
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Awesome kindle freebie, 10/3/17!
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Did somebody turn up the heat in here?
I'm serious: "DID SOMEBODY TURN UP THE HEAT IN HERE?"
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*sidenote: is there anything more glorious than a gif of Elle Fanning fanning herself?!? I think not!

This book was... SIZZLING! My dog Ms. Turner turned up the heat. This was just... FILTHY!
However the 'insta-something' sort of ruined the characterization of Jamie for me. This dude is described as: Soldier: first! Everything else: second!
But after a week, where Jamie and Kyle haven't even really had a
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Jennifer☠Pher☠
Mar 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited, m-m
I am probably totally overanalyzing this book. TOTALLY. I can’t help it. I’m irritated. It’s frustrating to love all the pieces but when you try to put them all together you are missing one.

Emotion.

This book is a total contradiction and I am at a loss about how I feel about it. I don’t know for sure if the book knew what it wanted to be.

When it was adventurous it was page turning excitement.

When it was political it was intriguing.

When it was world building I could see it.

When it was erotic it
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Christelle
3,5 stars : an entertaining series
Book 1 in what I believe is a part of a series. The set up : in a futuristic world crawling through the heat, with the fear of a deadly virus for most humans, but for only a few who become “metahumans”, meaning humans with extraordinary powers. They are feared, almost cast out and, for the ones who choose it, part of a special elite military unit.

Think about X-Men in the military and you get it. And, as I am a fan of X-Men, I really enjoyed this first book :
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Lorraine Lesar
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I originally started this book in October of last year. Then got back to it in January of this year. When I promptly put it on hold again. Looking back, that was a mistake.
And that’s why it’s hard to rate, I’ve stopped, started, stopped, started so many times, trying to navigate myself round the wreckage of who is who and their abilities, that I’ve lost count. I could have made it so much simpler by taking more notes, and I did, but in the interim of the stopping and starting, they got waylaid.
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Simone
***5 eargasmic stars for the audiobook***

Too bad you can't see my broad grin now... Well, maybe just imagine Julia Roberts with more teeth and you get an idea. ;-)

If I wouldn't already love the story I would do now! No one and I happily repeat - no one - can do accents like Greg (Tremblay) Boudreaux and the sex scenes... Yeah, there is no other word for it than pure E.A.R.G.A.S.M.

My original review for the story can be found here.
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Ariana
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Ariana by: Simone
*4,5 stars*

I am not really into science fiction. But this book takes place in the 23rd century.
I am not really into metahumans. But this book is full of them.
I am not really into military style novels. But this one is heavy on military operations and soldier talk.

And I LOVED it.

Hailey Turner just gets the balance between all the different elements in her book right:
- the building of a futuristic world (what fabulous detail!)
- the action plot (worthy of a 5 star thriller)
- the development of
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Fabi
"In the Wreckageis a 100k word steamy m/m sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending. There is military violence within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, as well as explicit intimate scenes not suitable for readers under 18."


According to my book tastes, this should have been a guaranteed 5-star read for me.

It started out hot as hell so I was all in from the get-go.

I really did like the first part of the book. I also liked the last part. But, I didn't love it. :-(

It had a lot of
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Gigi
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Gigi by: Parvathy
3.5 stars Review soon.
haletostilinski
Wow, this was a wonderful book! It hooked me in right off the bat, not only because of the steamy sex - although that was a big part of it.

We're all the way in the future with this one, in the year 2284 - it's hard for me to even fathom what that will look like, which made me think of how those in the mid 1700's must have felt about what life would be like today, if they thought of that at all, but I digress - and things have advances so much that there is even a chemical of unknown origin that
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Dia
4,5 stars! Really loved this one!!

It's pretty long, but I got hooked. I'm not a fan of sci-fi fantasy, but here the writing really worked for me and I fell in love with the characters! Yes, there are a lot of characters, but I enjoyed their banter, the way they worked together. They fit perfectly!

This story is full of action. I loved the suspense. There are some pretty awesome missions and I absolutely loved the hotness! Jamie and Kyle were super hot together and it's been a while since I fell
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Barbara➰
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Barbara➰ by: Anne Boleyn's Ghost
Well, it's official. I'm Metahuman convert. Thanks Anne! I don't know why I avoided this series before now. I have picked it up and put it down several times. This time I decided to stick with it and boy am I glad I did.

It's definitely action packed and full of interesting characters and world building. I love both Jamie and Kyle and while the romance was lacking in this one, the attraction is there and I loved how neither could stay away from the other.

I will say, though I love me some sex in
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Gabi
I recommend this book to those who like

- amazing world-building. It's a futuristic world in military setting, with people who have enhanced powers thanks to a chemical weapon. So you can expect some heavy wording.

- action scenes. And lots of it. With women who are equally as badass as the men on the team. Guns blazing and hair flying. :D I liked that they acted like a very close family.

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- lots of sex. If you're not bothered by hour-long, multi-orgasm sex scenes, then go for it. To me it was too
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⚣Michaelle⚣
Audio Review 21Aug2018: 4.5 Stars

There are just some narrators that I absolutely love to listen to. Greg is quickly becoming my favorite. I mean, he's always been in the Top 5 but the recent spate of titles I've gotten my greedy hands on that feature his voice have just been stellar...and he makes them even better. (So, I must commend those authors that choose him to narrate their titles; good move.)

And I thought that window-sex scene was hot after reading it (3 times)? HOOOOOLEEEEE HELL!
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❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oohmygosh! *Happy Dancing* Meet....


The Book


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Think Justice League Sci fi Driven Story.

My favorite characters were Kyle and his brother Alexi, they are so sweet to read. And, have such a adorable close relationship...sigh....I adored when they spent time together on page.

The romance was ever so sweet. The smexy was above and beyond. There was a lot of it. Not my thing. And, in my humble option hurt the wonderful story.

The plot. The sci fi superhuman (metahuman) war aspect hero’s saving the
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Hollis
(insert gif of me shrugging my shoulders)

Here's the thing! I thought Turner's first Metahuman Files to be well written, well set-up, with an intriguing twist on futuristic futureness, interesting characters/cast, and hot as fucking hell sex scenes. But I wouldn't really call this a romance (yet). There's a relationship that develops between the two main characters but I'm not slotting this into the hearts and flowers category because for all their chemistry between the sheets, like, I didn't
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