Posts labeled Angel Martinez

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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.

Tags: Humor Fantasy

 

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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.

Tags: Humor Fantasy

 

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Review - Skim Blood & Savage Verse by Angel Martinez

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The latest installment of the Offbeat Crimes series switches the focus from Kyle and Kash to the squad’s dysfunctional vampire Carrington. ‘Carr’ has a history of rather unfortunate choices in boyfriends, which in large part is how he got to be a vampire that can’t stomach whole human blood. In his latest case, Carr learns that words can hurt you, at least when they take physical form and are hurled at you with great force by possessed books.

Tags: Humor Fantasy

 

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Review - The Pill Bugs of Time by Angel Martinez

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In this sequel to Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters, the budding relationship between paranormal police detective Kyle and his partner Vakesh is facing a few stumbling blocks, mainly in the form of Vakesh’s inability to be open about it. However, it’s hard for Vakesh to focus on fixing his relationship with Kyle when they, and the rest of their squad, are dealing with an infestation of little bugs whose sting seems to send their victim backwards or forwards in time.

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Review - Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters by Angel Martinez

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Kyle is a policeman in a most unusual precinct. His squad is made up of men and women with paranormal capabilities, although they’re not exactly X-men. Everyone’s powers are a little ‘off’. There’s a firestarter who can’t spark if it’s wet, and a vampire who gets sick on whole blood, just to name a few. Then we have Kyle’s new partner Vakesh, who seems unflappable, but it turns out you don’t want to make him angry.

Tags: Novella Paranormal

 

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Review - Beside A Black Tarn by Angel Martinez

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The adventures of the demon prince of thieves Shax, his fallen angel lover Ness and their ragtag crew continues in the latest installment of the Brimstone series. Things get off to a rocky start when Shax bumps into an old flame, who also happens to be a spy. Soon after, he hears about a fantastical, yet apparently abandoned, experimental house that seems to have the ability to make dreams come true, or at least appear to.

Tags: Fantasy Novella

 

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Review - Brimstone: Demon Owned and Operated

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Shax, the demon Prince of Thieves, had a bit of a falling out with Lucifer, so now he, along with his best friend and partner in crime Verrin, Lord of Impatience, have left earth to seek their fortunes among the stars. They’ve acquired a cargo ship, appropriately named Brimstone, which Shax captains and Verrin pilots. They’ll take almost any job, even, or perhaps especially, legally questionable ones. This omnibus edition of three stories recounts several of the pair’s escapades.

Tags: Fantasy Science Fiction

 

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Review - Sub Zero

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Major Aren Dalsgaard died on the planet Drass more than a hundred years ago. Or at least that’s what everyone thought. The military had other ideas. They retrieved his body and put him in cryogenic suspension. Now, for reasons never made clear to him, they’ve thawed him out, reversed the poison that killed him, and are sending him back to Drass to investigate a series of settler murders apparently carried out by the ‘goblins’, a race of genetically engineered humans adapted to live on the icy planet.

Tags: Science Fiction ESTO Universe

 

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Review - Rarely Pure and Never Simple

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In the not too distant future, a new genetic breakthrough has eliminated most diseases and congenital disorders. But in an unanticipated side effect, some children are born with special talents, like the ability to find people or create fireballs. Many of these ‘variants’ join The Guild, which cultivates and makes use of their powers. However, these powers also seems to come with their own drawbacks, from psychological to political. Damien Hazelwood is an extreme example of the double-edged sword of being a vari.

 

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Review - Gravitational Attraction

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Isaac dreamed of being a starship pilot, part of an elite force in the galaxy. Unfortunately, the brain implant required to interface with advanced ships failed, leaving the young man subject to massive migraines and unable to even be trusted to fly less advanced ships. Discharged from the military, Isaac is lucky to find a job as communications officer on the small courier ship Hermes, which is where the story really begins.

Tags: Science Fiction ESTO Universe