- File Size: 1414 KB
- Print Length: 480 pages
- Publisher: JCP Books LLC (August 25, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 25, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0124HQFYQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,421 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$19.99|
Save $13.00 (65%)
Charmed and Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 480 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $2.99
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
See the Best Books of 2017
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Subtitled “Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy”. I have only read one of the authors in this collection, although three others are in my library to read. I love m/m romance, but add the elements of the paranormal, of magic, and I’m in! Short story collections are where I find new authors, even more than recommendations from trusted friends and book sites. 4 out of 5.
“Dim Sum Asylum” by Rhys Ford. After being forced to shoot his thieving detective partner, half-Fae Roku McCormick is given a new partner, another human. Roku is instantly attracted, but doesn’t believe Trent Leonard feels the same. This urban fantasy has one of most exotic locations, Chinatown in San Francisco, ramped up to extraordinary heights. It wasn’t magic when Roku and Trent got together, it was explosive! I enjoyed the story. I definitely would love to see if the partnership worked on both the personal and professional aspects. 3.5 out of 5.
“Swift and the Black Dog” by Ginn Hale. They had been child heroes once, renegades who toppled the Tyrant. Now Jack Swift must keep an old vow to a fellow rebel, kill another member of their group who has betrayed them all. Jack didn’t expect to find a willing partner in Owen Finch. A partner in taking Peter Tyber down, and maybe as even more. A fascinating look at what reluctant and accidental YA heroes could go through after overthrowing their tyrannical governments. Jack is a very sad and lonely man, haunted by what he had to do as well as not feeling like a hero. He definitely needs love in his life, but I wonder if Finch’s hero worship blinds him to the real Jack? 4 out of 5.
“A Queer Trade” by K. J. Charles. (Rag and Bone .5) (A Charm of Magpies World 4.5) When he returns from his mother's bedside, Crispin Tredarloe discovers that his master has died. The papers on the floor, dangerous and magical papers, have been sold. Now Crispin must find the man believed to have bought them, Ned Hall. Because if anything happens, Crispin could very well be put to death. To be honest, this story is the reason that I bought this collection. I've had K. J. Charles on my must-read list since stumbling across A Charm of Magpies. This story is part of that universe, but also starts another series. Crispin is so earnest, not realizing how much he had been used. Ned, a man of color who had been run off from his family and neighborhood due to his love of men, didn't believe in magic until Crispin stumbles into his paper-filled room. I love them together and look forward to reading Rag and Bone next. 4.5 out of 5.
“Magically Delicious” by Nicole Kimberling. Someone is drugging agents of NIAD (NATO’s Irregular Affairs Division) with pixie-dust. After Gunther, his goblin lover, becomes a victim, Special Agent Keith Curry is determined to find the culprit, with or without official permission. I loved this one! An established relationship means we can get right to the meat of the story. I so want to read more, more, more set in this universe. Gunther and Keith are a delightful couple. I even liked the leprechaun, Carrot Top, and I can’t say I’m a fan of them overall. 5 out of 5.
“Everyone’s Afraid of Clowns” by Jordan Castillo Price. (PsyCop 6.3?) Victor Bayne mentions an old ghostly encounter from when he was a kid to his lover Jacob and finds himself dragged back to where it occurred on Halloween. They encounter more than a ghostly apparition. Although I have some of the PsyCop novels and novellas on my Kindle, I haven’t read any of them yet. If this is an indication of the style and content that I can expect, I’m curious to read them. I found Victor interesting. His relationship with Jacob is close enough that they know what each other fears or hates. The story was a bit scattered for a short tale like this, but still workable. 3.5 out of 5.
“The Thirteenth Hex” by Jordan L. Hawk. Hexman Dominic Kopecky was enchanted the moment he met unattached familiar Rook, the Raven. The feeling seems to be mutual, but something is wrong. I am in love! Seriously head over heels in love with these characters and this universe. From Dominic’s unfulfilled longing for magic to Rook’s search for his witch to Cicero’s friendship and help (does he have a witch?), it is a quality tale filled with magic, love, sex, and Police Commissioner Roosevelt. 5 out of 5.
“The Soldati Prince” by Charlie Cochet. Human Riley Murrough is attacked by a group of half-dead creatures only to be rescued by shapeshifting tigers. The tigers kidnap Riley to keep him safe as he is supposed to be Khalon’s mate. Arrogant King, confused human, a smattering of good old-fashioned hurt/comfort, and a great bit of humor is found here. While I liked the story well enough, it was like a small part of a bigger whole. The story appeared to be building to something more after Riley and Khalon admitted their feelings for each other, only to abruptly stop. 3 out of 5.
“One Hex Too Many” by Lou Harper. Detective Mike Mulligan has been through six partners in less than five years, although only one left due to death. His fellow cops consider him cursed despite tests proving otherwise. Now he’s been assigned a new partner, Detective Hugh Fox. The main mystery about the use of the dark magic is well plotted and completed. However, once again, I get the feeling that there is more to the story that we weren’t given. I don’t know if this is the part of a new series or not. If it is, I will love to read it. However, we’re given all this mysterious threads that aren’t tied off. Who is Fox? Why does he claim to be straight, but ultimately has celebratory sex with Mike? There is a mystery here, one that needs exploring. Then we look at Leslie, a most unusual member of the crew. I definitely have suspicions about his background. 4 out of 5. (Would’ve been 4.5 if some of the questions had been answered, or if I was given a hint about it being the start of a series.)
“Josh of the Damned vs. The Bathroom of Doom” by Andrea Speed. (Josh of the Damned: between Plaything of the Gods! And Josh vs. Destiny) Josh is at work with his slacker friend Doug when a young vampire arrives with zombie hamsters, looking to take over the convenience store and the otherworld portal behind it. Huh. I’m not sure if this wouldn’t have been more interesting and fun if I was using some of Doug’s weed. I know there’s a market for this style of story. Just look at the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. It just isn’t for me. 3 out of 5.
“The Trouble With Hexes” by Astrid Amara. Tim Keller had broken up with Vincent over hexbreaking, not believing in the magic and worried that the poison Vincent took to perform his job would ultimately kill him. Now Tim is back, needing Vincent’s help breaking what he believes could be the mother of all hexes. An interesting tale, some slow parts, but overall a good read with intriguing characters. 3.5 out of 5.
The main character, Roku MacCormack, is well-fleshed out. However, his new partner comes along too late in the story for the same treatment. It is unclear whether the action is taking place in an alternate universe or the future of our current one. Editing errors are limited to missing, extra or reversed words in several sentences.
“Swift & the Black Dog” by Ginn Hale = 4 Stars
A post-revolutionary tale set in an unknown universe in an unknown time frame. The main character, Jack Swift, is well-developed and realistic but the short story format makes the physical universe, The Ledges, harder to visualize. A dark fantasy, with harsh violence, that ends with the promise of love and hope.
“ A Queer Trade" by K J Charles = 4 stars
An interracial historical paranormal set in the London area. An apprentice spellslinger searches for his dead master’s spell-inscripted papers, written in blood, that were sold as scrap to a waste paper dealer by the deceased’s heirs. Depth of character achieved through dual POVs. Main conflict quite tense and well crafted.
“Magically Delicious” by Nicole Kimberling = 2 Stars
Had the feel of a middle-school writing assignment: superficial set-up, no character depth, spelling errors, poor grammar, unwieldy sentence construction and dogged overuse of the thesaurus.
“Everyone’s Afraid of Clowns” by Jordan Castillo Price = 3 Stars
Very melancholy, no punch or real tension at all. A good interlude with Victor and Jacob, but the various scenes didn’t truly blend well. A few editing errors, mainly missing or extraneous words.
“The Thirteenth Hex” by Jordan L Hawk = 5 Stars
Easily the shortest story in the collection so far, but excellent none the less. Writing is crisp, concise and accurate to the universe portrayed. The lead character, Dominic, is given just enough depth and background to make his attraction and bonding to Rook feel natural as well as fated. I can see these two being the leads in a series of their own.
“The Soldati Prince” by Charlie Cochet = 5 Stars
Charming and funny story with messages about the consequences of arrogance, assumptions regarding strength and responsibility for and to others. Characters are likeable and believable within the premise of their universe.
“One Hex Too Many” by Lou Harper = 4 Stars
Excellent paranormal mystery, virtually non-existent romance. Lots of editing errors and the supposedly-straight-but-really-not subplot for the MC’s cop partner was poorly executed.
“Josh of the Damned vs The Bathroom of Doom” by Andrea Speed = 4 Stars
Definitely a quirky urban fantasy short. And it is definitely a short that is best understood and enjoyed if all the previous stories in the series have been read.
“The Trouble with Hexes” by Astrid Amara = 5 Stars
Absolutely fantastic contemporary paranormal. Characters were well fleshed out for a short story. Tension was nail-biting to the very end. New author for me but will definitely explore more of her work.
Most recent customer reviews
The 13th Hex by Jordan L Hawk is very original and the mystery keeps you guessing.Read more