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Skin Deep

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  119 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

In a world where extrasensory talent is acknowledged but not trusted, it's not easy to be Razzi, a young man with an ''extra''. Especially when someone in the complex where he lives fingers him for a crime he didn't commit.

Dannen Garniner is the Protector sent to investigate him, and he's fascinated by Razzi in spite of himself. Who wouldn't be fascinated by a kid who ca

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Kindle Edition, 80 pages
Published (first published November 1st 2005)
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Mandy*reads obsessively*
Apr 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really sweet story about Razi , who has been taught all his life that his 'extra' his 'glamour' is the only thing of worth in his life. He lives in a society where people with 'extra' are sometimes used and marginalized.
He then meets Protector Dannen ( cop) and he slowly learns that he is worthy of love.
This was a touching story and because of the interesting paranormal aspect of it, different from other hurt-comfort theme.
I could have done with a bit less sex ( can't believe I just said that! )
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
0-40% pretty good

41-100% mostly just one sex scene after another
Arthur
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I just reread this book. I didn't realize how good it was. Razzi is a person with 'Extra' abilities. In a sense, he's a shape shifter, but not the way we usually understand it. He can change himself and his environment into something, usually beautiful and pretty ones. As a result, people often used him for their own amusement. He also was often seen with suspicion because he can easily get away if he committed a crime, so policemen often questioned him. Not only that, Razzi suffers from psychol ...more
Benjamin
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Dannen Garnier is a Protector, a policeman; Razi an extra normal, one who has magical powers that enable him to change his appearance among other things. The two meet while Protector Dannen is investigating a burglary, Razi having been identified as a possible suspect. While Dannen is happy to rule Razi out of the frame for the crime, he cannot put him out of his mind for other more personal reasons.
He pursues Razi and the two guys hit it off, and enjoy some pretty hot sex. But Razi insists on
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Katharina
Aug 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, fantasy
This story has an interesting premise! It features Razi, an extra-normal who can use glamour to alter his appearance, and Dannen, a protector. Razi is extremely self-conscious and anxious about his real looks which he hates, so he always uses glamour to change his face and body into something other people would like to look at - until he meets Dannen. So this story is really about accepting yourself as who you are and Dannen plays a huge part in how Razi can finally come to terms with just that. ...more
Lexi Ander
Feb 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-fantasy
What an incredibly sweet story about Razi who hides himself with glamour believing that his glamour is his only worth. It took a robbery and a visit from a Protector to reset the course of Razi's life. Dannen was only following up on an investigation when he meets Razi. Dannen sees something in Razi's eyes, beyond the glamour and the magic.

I felt for Razi. As you watch his world unfold you can see why he believes what he does and can't help to hope that Dannen can win his trust.
Manuela
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, mm
I read other books by the same author and loved them, but this one just didn't work for me.
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Drew Zachary is the pen-name of co-authors Chris Owen and Vic Winter.

"Born in the wilds of Canada, Drew grew up with an axe in one hand and a book in the other. Drew's love of writing is outshone only by his love of men. Lucky for him, he can combine the two.

From his father, Drew learned how to wield that axe, fix a carburetor and bake a mean can of beans using fire, gas or electricity. From his m
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