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Kage (Peril's End MC #1)

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The world suffered a drastic change when the power went out on the heels of a viral outbreak twelve years ago. The population was decimated and lives changed in the blink of an eye. Tamar went from a bounty hunter in training to a woman who uses her skill to survive. When she hears of a bounty that may finally give her and her team security, she knows there’s no way she’s ...more
Published April 24th 2018 by Peril's End Publishing
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I absolutely loved this one as I usually do with Ms. Schmidt’s work. I don’t know that I’ve read anything by the other author but will definitely need to check out more of her work. I adored both Kage and Tamar and I can’t wait to read more in this series.
Stories in Review
Great read. Not as great as Wicked Throttle series, but still very good. Love that they were not with anyone else. Loved it. Slight push/pull. Slight om drama, didn't last very long. ...more
Neringa Neringiukas
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm a stalker of Esther, but I'm new with Cali. So, I was curious what this duet will brings. And whoa... What they brought was marvellous and different. This story is about a survival. Its about that no matter what happens, you need to stay a team. A family. Because only working as one, you can overcome any storm and survive.
I loved insta connection between Kage and Tamar. It was so natural. And also showed that even among debris you can find something unexpected and special.
Whynter Raven
What a awesome start to a new series. Cali and Esther did amazing job creating a world that could happen to us in the future. Love the chemistry between Kage and Tamar. Cant wait to met the rest of the men and woman of the Peril's End MC. ...more
Twelve years ago a solar flare changed the way everyone on earth lived wiping out all power and leaving those who survived to fight for everything they have. Tamar is a bounty hunter running with her sister and a crew of two on the hunt for a man which will provide a bounty too tempting to resist. When she captures him though she never expected to be joining forces with Kage and his MC. Kage makes a deal with Tamar to work together, it is not easy for Tamar to trust but something about Kage has ...more
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I always love Ester E Schmidts books and Cali Mackay is new to me. Together they wrote an action packed love story in an original setting, at least for me as I don't read many apocalyptic stories. I was worried about that at first but was sucked in immediately when the action started in the first chapter. I finished the book in afternoon as I couldn't put it down. The attraction between Tamar and Kage turned into the instalove I have learned to expect and adore about Esther's book. As you can se ...more
Ruby Ap.
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ruby by: Been reading author's work since the beginning
I loved this story! Kage was written between Esther E. Schmidt and Cali MacKay and they made an awesome team :) and I can't wait for more from them and this new series :)

This is different from what I've read before by our author, Esther E. Schmidt but it hit the mark on every turn for a good, steamy, filled with action, passion, intense connection not only with our main characters but also we get some connection from our side characters; there's also sad moments, more action, sexy times and fina
Tracy Supple
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While I am not shy about stating my love of Esther's style of writing, Cali was a new to me author so I didn't really know what to expect when I heard they were going to co write a book together but I can honestly say they absolutely nailed it with Kage book and ill definitely be checking out more books from cali in the very near future.
This was a great start to a new series. The storyline kept me hooked because it was different from what I normally read, I love Mc style books and while this do
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I follow Esther Schmidt’s work and love her writing style. I was anxious to she how her style translated as co-author. May I state for the record that I Loved this collaboration. Ms. Schmidt and Ms. Mackay have done an amazing job of writing a MC storyline that takes place after the word as we know it has all but collapsed.

The main two characters, Kage and Tamar, are tough as nails bounty hunters, who set out to better their situation in this new way of life. Both are strong willed leaders in t
Wendy Hodges
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic new series by combined authors Esther E Schmidt and Cali MacKay, its got a fast pace with some action and suspense. Hot main character and a feisty capable female lead. The story is refreshingly new and different from anything either have written before, at the same time both experienced authors bring their knowledge and said experience to the table so what some may worry about it not being as good as other books by these authors is beyond great. It is unique in that I haven't read any ...more
Kim  Brewing
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is nothing I enjoy more that a great female lead character and Tamar is that! Growing up the daughter of a bounty hunter, she already had survival skills before the power went out. The world is a different place, and it truly is survival of the fittest....Along with her sister and two others she is hunting a bounty that could change their lives.

Kage and his brothers are nomad members of Peril's End MC. He has a personal vendetta he is determine to accomplish that began before the world cha
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge Esther E Schmidt fan and this book has not changed my mind! Cali MacKay is new to me but the writing is seamless and the story is great!! I wasn't sure what I was going to think of a post-apocalyptic MC book but they far exceeded my expectations! Kage and Tamar are both surviving in a world where half the population has died and electricity is only a memory. The world has descended into chaos and the people left aren't necessarily the good ones. Tamar, a bounty hunter has been one sin ...more
Mindy McCray
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Esther E. Schmidt's books! I read without reading what they are about because I just know they are going to be great! I have never read Cali Mackay but I just knew this book was going to be great, and I was right!

I have never read a book like this one and normally wouldn't but omg it's amazing! The bounty hunter/ apocalypse is quite interesting.

I loved how Tamar ad Kage's teams came together working as one. With working with strangers they had to learn to trust one another and become li
Mel Allen
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Esther E Schmidt books but Cali Mackay is new to me, This MC/Bounty Hunters apocalypse Story is so good I haven’t read a book with this sort of story before but I have to say I so throughly enjoyed it that I can’t wait to see what come next from them both. This is a well written story with strong alpha men who love and protect those they love but the women are just as strong and fierce. From the first time Kate and Tamar me you can tell they have so much chemistry between them, A passiona ...more
Stacy Davis
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Esther and read everything she writes, Cali is a new author to me. These two did a fantastic job with this book!!! I don't really read post apocalyptic books, but this one is great! It felt really new and original and I loved the premise. Kage and Tamar are bounty hunters and are both after the same HUGE bounty. They meet and sparks fly and they end up helping each other out. This is such a great story of family, loyalty and survival!! It is a wonderful romance with a twist. I ...more
Danielle Marlowe
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Esther E. Schmidt and Cali MacKay did a fantastic job on Kage. This is a great start to this series. The story was well written and has a great plot and characters. The book has suspense, action, twists and turns. It had many emotions. I couldn't put this put down. Kage and Tamar were strong characters, leaders. They make a great team. Their connection and chemistry was off the charts strong. This was a great story. I enjoyed it. I highly recommend reading it. It's a 5 star read. Thank you, Esth ...more
Vikki Purcell
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. From the start you can't help by be drawn into the story. Its a mix of MC and apocalypse world that has everyone fighting to survive. Kage and his brother are out to collect a bounty to seek revenge on the man behind the bounty. Tamara and her team needs the bounty to have a safe place to live. But when the truth comes out about why the bounty is sought after both join forces to stop the evil plans set forth. What are the plans? The answer to this and more questions are for you ...more
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FLOVED it... Esther and Cali have given us a brand new series and boy oh boy is it shaping up to being awesome, if I’m judging the first book right. Danger, action, death, passion and love kept this reader glued to her kindle from page one right through to the very end. In fact I’m now itching for the next in the series so badly right now. Kage is one special hero and Tamaris no fainting violet herself add in an apocalypse, a world changed and the possibility of hope for something better and you ...more
debbie mason
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am stalker fan of Esther Schmidt but a newbie to Cali Mackay. Once I started, this storyline had me drawn in and I read straight thru and wow I am now a new fan to this duo!
What a love story in an apocalyptic setting. Kage melted my panties and Tamar is my heroine. Cant wait to read Dessa and Lars story! This is an outstanding start to a new MC series with a new twist that you do not want to miss!
Elysian Fields
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You know that feeling when you pick up a new series and you immediately know its going to be epic? Yeah, that would be this book, this series. I loved the world that this book took place in, it was a common trope, just written uniquely.

The characters are amazing, the passion real and bold, and the action was edge of your seat. I loved the mixing of MC, end of the world, and the insta-love. The book was so amazing, I could not ask for more… Okay, I can, more in this series please!!
Phyllis Wolford
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this is instant attraction between Kage and Tamar, she tries to fight it because she thinks she caused her first lover to die. Kage feels instantly that she is his and he’s not taking no for an answer.
They fight a co-worker and are trying to bring a bounty in for a solar powered house. Kage is doin* it to get to the guy who killed his brother.
They prevail and in the end win .
Michele McMullen
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Kage & Tamra
This is a fabulous start to this new series. Cali and Esther have hit this apocalypse romance of survival out of this world.
I love the rough and tough of Kage and throw in the a sassy heroine and I am hooked. The instant chemistry that they shared was electric. To watch them working together to survive and save the world was outstanding !
~Michele McMullen ~~
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this book! Very new and different for me but i am so glad I took the chance..action packed survival, a revenge in the making and a love story rolled into one.
Can't wait for the next book!
Kathy Rouchelle
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a different type of MC read! This book is well written, suspenseful, exciting and smoldering! What happens when life as you have know it is suddenly turned on it's axis and you have to find a new way of living? What happens when a solar flare wipes out all of electrical devices putting the world in total darkness and brings industry to a complete halt? What happens when in the aftermath, a virus kills most of the population (no there are no zombies in this book...the people just die a ...more
Katie Kavanagh
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn into this story from the beginning. I am a big stalker of all Esther's books and Cali Mackay is a new author for me that I will definitely be adding her books to my reading list....This book beginning set in an apocalyptic setting is not something I would never read but BOY I'M I GLAD I READ IT!!!! It exceeded my expectations big time and shared a positive meaning, that we should live our lives to the fullest because you never know what tomorrow brings. Kage and Tamar were perfect fo ...more
Kathy Wideman
This is the first book in this series. I love all of Esther’s books so I was excited to read this book she co-wrote with Cali and I wasn’t disappointed. The characters in this book are fantastic. I love Kage. Tamar and her sister and so funny and spunky. They don’t need men to take care of them but that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate a good looking helpful man when he comes along. This was a great way to start this new series. I can’t wait to see where it goes next. This book takes place in ...more
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Now this isn't usually my go to genre but with it being by Esther and Cali I had to check it out and boy am I glad that I did. This wasn't so far fetched, it was completely believable and could totally happen in the future so it helped me enjoy it more. The story line was interesting and had me intrigued and hooked from the beginning. The men were sexy, alpha men and Tamar was independent, feisty, kick butt and take names later kind of lady with a kind heart for those she cares for as well.

💋Meme Chanell Book Corner💋
An apocalypse, bounty hunters all set out to capture one man to win a home with electricity something they have not had since the epidemic that wiped out a lot of the population and electric. Tamar is a female bounty hunter whom runs her own team she will give anything to get her life back to semi normal and someone is offering that if only they can catch one man. On their way to getting that man she meets Kage.

Kage has his own reasons for the bounty, and he and Tamar may need each other for thi
Sarah Dale
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge lover of Esther's writing but Cali is a new author to me and this is a brilliant collaboration.

MC is my favourite genre, add in this brilliant twist and I am in love. You still have the hot, sexy as sin bikers that make you swoon and heart race, mix this with a apocalyptic type world and this book is pure genius!!

In a world where everyone who is left is fighting for survival, trust is hard to come by but the instant trust and connection between Tamar and Kage was intriguing and oh so
Melissa Schaub
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Whew, this was a fast paced, edge of your seat, instalove story that will have you hooked from the start. I have read all of Esther’s books and this one falls in line with her writing style. Cali is a new to me Author and you can see the twist she puts on this book. These two authors combined made the storyline glow with their great word building and fierce characters.
Kage and Tamar are both bounty hunters is a world without power. Both of them have many they take care of and neither have any pl
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Cali MacKay is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives in New England with her husband, two girls and their crazy mutt. When not tapping away on her laptop and getting her characters into trouble, she can be found designing book covers for other authors, wrangling her girls, and splicing DNA.

She's also a decent potter, adventurous cook, and a horrible gardener.

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