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A Different Breed [Kindle Edition]

Angel Martinez
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Book Description

Josh hunts vampires with relentless, cold precision until the night he confronts a gorgeous hunk of vamp in the woods outside Ithaca. Richard destroys all of Josh’s prejudices about vampires in the first few moments of conversation, and the sexual sparks between them ignite almost as quickly. Richard offers the stability Josh never had, while Josh offers the healing Richard needs so desperately.

But it’s nearly impossible just to walk away from a life of violence. An attack one evening leaves a friend in the hospital, Richard with a bullet through his chest, muttering about strange creatures, and Josh fighting to piece together what really happened. Are Richard’s nightmare attackers real, or is Josh’s favorite vamp losing his mind? Is there a reasonable explanation or has the hunter now become prey?

Genres: Gay / Dark Fantasy / Vampire / Witchcraft / Magic

Product Details

  • File Size: 247 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611249910
  • Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (November 27, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004E3XHOK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,184 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars romance a bit rushed, but still fun November 3, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was a little surprising for a gay paranormal romance. In a very good way. Vampires in gay romance have become a little trite, but Martinez looks at them with fresh eyes. Though it does lean more toward erotica in that the relationship happened way too love-at-first-sight fast, there was a well-developed plot to support the romance of two very likeable protagonists. Josh has been killing vampires indiscriminately since his sister was murdered by one. Until he meets Richard and learns that, like humans, not all vamps are the same. However, the Guild he has been working for will not let him go so easily, and they have a new weapon in their war on vampires. And, now they want Richard to help refine that weapon.

I liked the writing style of this author. She includes a lot of witty dialog to help build the relationship, in addition to some very hot sex scenes. The main characters are fully realized and the supporting characters are fun, if not completely developed. Plus, she does an excellent job of building tension and suspense, especially when Josh and Richard are in danger. And the ending was a nice surprise with some unexpected consequences for the characters.

The one thing that I think weakened the story was how quickly Josh gave up his all-consuming revenge, within a day of meeting Richard, and jumped into not only sex with Richard, but living with him. Other than that, their relationship is fun and incredibly sexy, and the story kept me fully engaged. The ending was very satisfying, but the author's world-building leaves the door open for more stories. I would definitely read more and highly recommend this to other fans of gay romance - especially those that are tired of the alpha top/submissive bottom (no switching allowed) dynamic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughts on humanity... December 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Other reviews succeed in summarizing the plot, so I shan't. This being said, the text is rather unlike others in the paranormal romance genera. Yes, the sex was intense, but it fit with the plot and had distinctly tender moments, fraught with normal human emotion and relationship struggles.

I went through the entire battery of emotions while reading this: from laughter at the sometimes dry humor, to tears when all hope seemed lost. I have read several vamp/were stories and have to say this is one of my favorites. Both main characters are strong, warrior men; both fight for honor and try to do what is right, to the best of their abilities.

My only point of contention is the seeming love-at-first-sight feeling at the beginning. Aside from that though,it was a truly enjoyable read and I am glad for the purchase.

I would definitely recommend this title to others.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Move over Buffy! January 10, 2011
Ms. Martinez has done it again... another wonderful m/m romance where you fall in love with the characters and the cause. Josh isn't your average slayer and Richard isn't your average vamp! With elements of the paranormal mixed with the sick minds of modern science, this story is bound to please anyone who picks it up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So enjoyed this March 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Just like any other red-blooded woman, I love a sexy vampire story, and Angel Martinez has definitely delivered that in 'A Different Breed'. Not only is Richard a very sexy undead, he's definitely a different type of vampire than Josh is accustomed to dealing with. So, not only is this a hot and sexy paranormal book, but it's a little different from the norm and that makes it even more entertaining.

Josh has spent the past three years hunting and killing vampires. His sister, Jenny, was killed by a vampire and on the night she died, Josh attained an unusual ability. He can sense any vampire, anywhere, at any time. Good skill to have if you're a hunter. Josh stalks and tries to kill Richard but discovers a sad, lonely, compassionate, and honorable man who also happens to be a vampire. This throws Josh off course for a bit until he realizes that he's been lumping all vampires into the same category and perhaps Richard deserves the benefit of the doubt. The fact that these two set fires of lust off in one another doesn't hurt the equation any. Richard asks and Josh agrees to stay with him awhile.

Richard is a most unusual type of vampire. He does need to feed, but in his long existence he's discovered that people with any form of neurological disease, i.e. Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, etc. get relief from their pain when he feeds from them. So Richard has some "clients", all female, whom he feeds from and in exchange they get relief from the daily pain of their disease. These three women were wonderful secondary characters and brought a lot of humor to the story. I love this interesting take on vampire mythology and thought it was excellent that the author wrote it.
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More About the Author

Angel Martinez is the erotic fiction pen name of a writer of several genres. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware, (and full time inside the author's head) Angel has one husband, one son, two cats, a changing variety of other furred and scaled companions, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.

Angel's books currently reside at MLR Press, Dreamspinner, Mischief Corner Books, Amber Allure and Totally Bound.

Visit her website, Erotic Fiction for the Hungry Mind, for updates on releases, works in progress, contests and other fun oddments.

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