Posts labeled Angel Martinez

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Review - Eating Stars by Angel Martinez

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A diverse group of aliens fleeing from destruction crash lands on Earth. One of the pods crashes near Serge’s cabin in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Only one of the three occupants of the pod survives, Een. Fearing what the government will do to Een if they find him, Serge takes Een back to his cabin and nurses the alien back to health. The two other beings on Een’s pod were his mates, and Serge is recently widowed, so both of them are dealing with loss and loneliness but find comfort in each other.

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The Hunt for Red Fluffy by Angel Martinez

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When a stray hellcat - a creature only a demon can posses - appears on the station where the Brimstone has stopped, it’s obvious to just about everyone except Shax that it’s a trap, but he takes possession of the beast anyway. Thus begins a quite literal cat and mouse game as the demon prince and his crew try to outrun and outmaneuver the criminal gang out to capture them.

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Review - No Fae is an Island by Angel Marinez

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Diego’s three year exile among the “wild fae” of the Otherworld is coming to an end, but as he and Finn prepare to return to the human world, Diego wonders if there’s still a place for him there. They might offer him his old job back as Consul in the Fae embassy, but he’s not sure he wants it. The human world has moved on since Diego was gone. Some countries accept the Fae and magically-affected humans as equals, while others seem them as demons and lock them up, or worse.

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Review - Semper Fae by Angel Marinez

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Former marine sergeant Zach is settling into his new role as the chief of security for the Fae embassy to the human world. His main challenge is fending off the advances of the ambassador, Prince Lugh. It isn’t that Zach isn’t attracted to the prince, but the young man is basically a one-man kind of guy, and the Fae aren’t exactly known for monogamous relationships. But things are about to get more complicated, as magic flows back into the human world, resulting in strange happenings and hints of dark forces.

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Review - Diego by Angel Marinez

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Building a solid relationship between a human and a Irish fairy was never going to be easy. When Diego misinterprets a situation he finds Finn in, his anger opens a hole in the veil which has kept the human and fae worlds separate for hundreds of years. Diego is plunged into a world he has no knowledge, or at least no recollection, of, and Finn finds himself still an outcast among his own people.

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Review - Finn by Angel Marinez

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Irish fairy (pooka) Finn wakes from a centuries-long slepp to a very unfamiliar modern world. He somehow finds his way to New York City, which is no place for a being that gets their nourishment from fresh water and nature. He’s weak and disheveled when Diego spots him on a bridge. Diego is someone who just can’t help trying to make other people’s lives better. Fearing that Finn might harm himself, and with no idea what he really is, Diego takes him home.

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Review - All the World's an Undead Stage by Angel Martinez

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The Offbeat Crimes series [finally] comes to an end in this sixth and last book. The squad’s not-quite-completely-a-vampire Carrington takes the lead, along with his boyfriend Erasmus. All the officers are hot on the trail of whoever it is that keeps throwing all manner of paranormal creatures in their way, as recounted in the first five books. The main threats this time are zombie actors, who seem to be menacing most of the squad in general, and one officer in particular.

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Review - Wild Rose, Silent Snow by Angel Martinez

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Rowan and his brother Snowden live on an island in one of the many lakes of (one presumes) Minnesota. The twenty-something fraternal twins are on their own since their parents died. With minor but none-the-less limiting disabilities due to a childhood bout with encephalitis, they rely heavily on each other. With few resources, the dead of winter can be trying but they still manage to get by. Things go from grim to weird when a large grizzly bear that seems eager for human companionship shows up.

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Review - Jackalopes & Woofen-Poofs by Angel Martinez

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Time once again to check in on the offers of the 77th precinct in this fifth installent of the Offbeat Crimes. The focus this time around remains on Officer Alex Wolf and his new boyfriend, Animal Control Officer Jason Chen. The squad is still dealing with the fallout from their last encounter with the strange feral dust bunny creatures and the increasing suspicion that someone is targeting the officers with black magic.

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Review - Feral Dust Bunnies by Angel Martinez

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This fourth book of the Offbeat Crimes series puts the focus on Wolf, the 77th precinct’s not-werewolf. Although raised by humans, Wolf still has a hard time understanding the subtilties of the world he was thrust into, especially relationships. He is effectively pansexual. Like most canids, Wolf follows his nose, and animal control officer Jason Chen smells good enough to make Wolf forget how to human. The two are thrown together frequently on Wolf’s current case, which involves the discovery of several desiccated small animals around town.