Orphaned and raised on the mean streets, Octavious Septimus Stalk, otherwise know as Oss, learned the hard way how to survive. Doing what ever it takes, including hiding his magical talent because magic isn’t allowed anymore. Thorne is his lover, from a wealthy family; he’s never struggled or had reason to question the different rules in place for the likes him and others like Oss. So what happens when some of those in power want more and decide to unleash the suppressed magic? Where will Thorne stand, with his kind or with his lover?
I have always loved Amber Kell’s story telling. This is her first full length novel. It was everything I hoped it would be. Her characters are well written, completely three dimensional, and more complex than in her shorter stories. Oss isn't always a likable character, even as you understood that he just does what he does to survive. You also feel for Thorne having his world turned upside down and having to choose Oss or his family. This story also sets up a wonderfully detailed world, that I hope shows up in several more stories.
Keys is a fantastic read from Amber Kell, one of my favorites from her.
The Dragons of Seattle series picks up after the Banded Brothers series leaves off - with the dragon that Aden Gale sees. As Jiang and his companions waken from stone after thousands of years and are drawn to Aden, all kinds of mysteries are revealed and even more questions arrive. Jiang himself finds cursed pigeon shifter Kurtis irresistible but does not know why. When the same conjurors that helped curse the dragons long ago show up again, Jiang and Kurtis, along with Aden and all his "boys" face a fascinating showdown.
There is a lot going on in this book. Characters both old and new are integral in the plot, so the reader may wish to refresh his or her memory on the couples from the Banded Brothers series. However, I believe you can enjoy this book even if you start with this one. Jiang and his fellow dragons were cursed by an evil emperor, but as their curse finally fails, Jiang grows into his potential as he was not able to before. I liked how he was drawn to Kurtis despite Kurtis' own cursed state hiding their mating from them and the way Jiang was determined to do the right thing rather than the easy one. I also liked the plot arc being developed for the new series as whole.
Amber Kell is a writer I can count on for entertaining stories and I look forward to the next chapter in Aden Gale's saga as a dragon king.
Tiber, the Alpha of the Black Creek pack, is lonely. He is concentrating on trying to get rid of the psychotic shifter preying on his people, but watching his cousin find a mate has just driven the point home again. When they find an injured red wolf, he suddenly finds that his loneliness could be at an end, if he is willing to accept what Keir has to offer and if they can finally end Oscar's threat once and for all.
I really liked Keir's persistence and determination both to protect and support Tiber. Tiber made a great Alpha with his willingness to do what was best for his people instead of abusing his power. I also really liked the way the three couples in this trilogy were all different and how all the events having to do with Oscar finally came to a head in this volume. Although the romance is completely contained in this book, the overall plot makes the most sense if the reader has read the previous two volumes as well. This is a great book for shifter fans or fans of Amber Kell.
Title: To Kiss a Killer (Banded Brothers 5)
Author: Amber Kell
Length: 108 pages
Genres: paranormal M/M romance
TBR Reviewer: Amanda
Rating: 4 Stars – Recommended Read
Heat: 4 – Smoking Hot
Ever since Aden Gale's son was small, Aden has been the protector of his rescued friends. When another "young" man falls into his lap, he plans to treat the sorcerer like the other boys - as another son. However, Gallen Theos is much older than he looks and he has all kinds of plans for how to keep his
I really liked seeing Aden get his own mate now that each of the men he had raised had found a happily ever after. Aden's determination to keep everyone around him safe made him a great fit for a sorcerer with enemies, and Gallen's skills kept him from being a liability from Aden's enemies. I liked watching Aden's attempt to stay away from Gallen be undermined by their mutual attraction, and found the end of this series just as much fun as the beginning of it. These are not deep books, but they are great entertainment. This series is definitely a must for Amber Kell fans.