Author: Angel Martinez

WILD ROSE, SILENT SNOW by Angel Martinez

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WILD ROSE, SILENT SNOW by Angel MartinezWild Rose, Silent Snow by Angel Martinez
Published by Pride Publishing Genres: Fantasy, MM

Brothers Snowden and Rowan Hadley are barely making ends meet at the lake house their parents left them.  The inheritance which would have made life easier is stuck in probate because of some greedy relatives contesting the will.  Without the funds to fight them the brothers are having a rough time surviving.

 

Bear tracks in the snow are a recent worry, yet when Rowan comes face to face with the awesome creature the bear acts more human than animal.  Days pass and Rowan begins to relax around the bear.  Discovering a naked man in the woods drastically changes their perception of what is going on.

 

Arcadius ‘Cade’ Meade reluctantly tells them a wild tale of magic, of his own arrogance and stupidity, and most importantly of his innocent brother’s plight.  Cade’s actions had dire consequences for his younger brother Griffin.

 

As Rowan and Snowden become involved in Cade’s dilemma they risk their own lives.  Developing feelings between each set of brother’s could cost them all more than they are able to pay, yet they can’t turn their backs on what the future could possibly hold.

 

Author Angel Martinez pens a truly unique, tantalizing tale of magical power and passion.   A clever blend of fantasy and romance comes alive in this special story.  Rowan and Snowden’s special bond brings an original perspective to the plotline.   Wild Rose, Silent Snow isn’t too be missed as readers are drawn into this riveting and chilling love story of magic and mayhem.

KELLEN’S AWAKENING by Bellora Quinn & Angel Martinez

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KELLEN’S AWAKENING by Bellora Quinn & Angel MartinezKellen's Awakening by Angel Martinez, Bellora Quinn
Series: AURA #3
Published by Pride Publishing Genres: Fantasy, MM

The catastrophe at Berkley, where scientists experimented with tech and magic, caused Random Anomalous Events to periodically appear.  An Event resulted in beings of legend and myth to fall from their dimension into Earth’s reality.  Thus AURA was created – the Agency of Unnatural Resettlement and Assimilation – manned by human and others.

 

The NYC division of AURA is run by fae Captain Val Hartgrove whose human lover Quinn controls powerful magic.  At the moment members of the division are taking bets as to whether centaur Sergeant Ness and flighty incubus medic Sinistrus will last as a couple.  It’s a surprise to everyone that they’ve made it this long.  Apparently they truly do love each other.

 

Pixie Kellen is also on the medical team.  He’s a quiet loner who Sin loves to ruffle.  There’s something secretive about the pixie that rubs the incubus wrong.  He doesn’t have time to figure Kellen out right now because the Events are dropping more and more dangerous and powerful beings into this world.  Something strange is going on. Something worse than ever before.  Finding out whose responsible is the only way to stop the madness before someone dies.

 

The fantastic AURA series continues to deliver complex action packed, emotionally charged tales of love and adventure, death, and destruction.  Book three blazes forth with Kellen’s Awakening.  A clever blend of tender feelings and ruthless objectives bulldozes full steam ahead.  Kellen is the key to it all while Sin will become the catalyst.  Another AURA page turner, Kellen’s Awakening will have readers laughing and crying.  This series never disappoints.

FLAX’S PURSUIT by Bellora Quinn & Angel Martinez

FLAX’S PURSUIT by Bellora Quinn & Angel Martinez

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FLAX’S PURSUIT by Bellora Quinn & Angel MartinezFlax's Pursuit by Angel Martinez, Bellora Quinn
Series: AURA #2
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Gay, Menage, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

A bizarre accident caused by scientists at Berkley tears a hole in reality.  Strange creatures of myth and fairy tale literally drop from their reality into our own without rhythm or reason.  It was termed RARE or Random Anomalous Reality Events.  To deal with these beings who are torn from their lives into ours AURA is created to help them – the Agency of Unnatural Resettlement and Assimilation.

 

Recently a battle with a deadly lich queen left the ranks of officers at AURA badly decimated, including the loss of their leader.  Elf Valerian Hartgrove has tentatively taken on the position and responsibilities as the new acting Captain.  His human lover Quinn also agreed to jump from larceny to legitimate employment at AURA.  Bursting with magical power Quinn will no doubt become a valuable asset once he can truly control his gift.

 

The latest event brings a pair of battle Elves onto the streets of Tokyo.  Sage Blackdrake and Ash Bloodroot were fighting an enemy with swords one minute and dropped onto a city street the next.  Understandably disoriented the Elf lovers are at least at the moment very dangerous.

 

To stop a disaster in the making young Elf Officer Flax Wolfheart, a skilled hunter and tracker for AURA is sent through their version of a wormhole to Tokyo.  Flax is a good warrior and valued team member.  His unfortunate infatuation with Val is a bit of a problem, especially now that he’s been told to train Quinn, but aside from that he’s a very good officer.

 

With so few officers left and the new recruits green it’s all hands on deck which is weighing Flax down.  He’s responsible for bringing in the battle ready Elves, training Quinn, and working with Quinn to find a killer turning humans to stone.  And no one is aware that he has a sealed record of drug abuse and rehab.  The young Elf seeks the Captain’s approval as well.  But at what cost is the question.

 

Complications abound and an Elf begins to make all the wrong moves in Flax’s Pursuit, the second intense story in the refreshingly unique AURA series.  Twists and turns and spooky killers pop up to fuel Flax’s Pursuit.  The lead characters are quite a handful, yet each has their own strong, vibrant voice exactly at the right time.  This original storyline intrigues and keeps the reader thoroughly engaged.  Hooked from beginning to end I Joyfully recommend Flax’s Pursuit.  Seriously addicting.

QUINN’S GAMBIT by Angel Martinez & Bellora Quinn

QUINN’S GAMBIT by Angel Martinez
& Bellora Quinn

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QUINN’S GAMBIT by Angel Martinez & Bellora QuinnQuinn's Gambit by Angel Martinez, Bellora Quinn
Series: AURA #1
Published by Pride Publishing Genres: Fantasy, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

AURA, otherwise known as the Agency of Unnatural Resettlement and Assimilation, was created in response to a disaster at Berkley which ripped apart the human understanding of our world.  Scientists titled it RARE or Random Anomalous Reality Events.  These two long winded alphabet names are a way of dealing with creatures of folklore or nightmares suddenly showing up in our lives.   They didn’t want to be dropped into our world any more than we knew what to do with them.  But with no way back AURA was necessary.

 

In his own world Valerian was a warrior prince among his elf brethren.  His brave steed suffered a horrible death and the elf was badly injured when they fell into our reality.  After healing Valerian made peace with his new life and accepted a position at AURA.  Val became an officer to help others dealing with the same situation.

 

Though there are any number of strangers or oddities landing in our world there are also humans, born and bred here who possess their own magical abilities.  One of those is a mage called Quinten.  The native New Yorker had a difficult childhood and later Quinn’s surrogate parent made any interest in his sexuality too terrifying to explore.  The betrayal destroyed any chance at trusting another.

 

An event drops a female dryad literally on top of Quinn in Central Park and the young mage proves he’s not quite as heartless as he projects to others by taking her to AURA.  Little does he know that first encounter with a stoic elf officer will set in motion a future Quinn never saw coming.  Destiny in the form of a rigid warrior prince.

 

Quinn’s Gambit tells a veritable rich written feast with the otherworldly fantasy set in a contemporary storyline. Drama and suspense builds from the start while the romance between Val and Quinn slowly develops into a passionate love.  Yet, it’s unsure whether their feelings will solidify until the end and keeps the reader guessing.  This first book in the AURA series features a strong paranormal influence, great character development, and a truly exciting, tense plotline.  I Joyfully recommend Quinn’s Gambit.  Kudos to authors Angel Martinez and Bellora Quinn for their inventive storytelling skills.

NO FAE IS AN ISLAND by Angel Martinez

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NO FAE IS AN ISLAND by Angel MartinezNo Fae is an Island by Angel Martinez
Series: Endangered Fae #4
Published by MLR Press Genres: Fantasy, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

As penance for the recent destruction he’d caused the goddess Danu decreed that Diego Sandoval journey the lands of the wild fae for several years.  He would take the time to accept and control the powerful magic within him more fully.  Of course his husband, the pooka Finn will accompany Diego on his travels.

 

When Diego and Finn return the human magician is somewhat overwhelmed by the enthusiastic welcome they receive from the sidhe.  Even though three years have passed Diego hasn’t quite forgiven himself for his actions.  They also discover that memories aren’t the only thing they’ve brought back.  A selkie by the name of Limpet who has a voracious curiosity left his family to follow them back.

 

Diego is trying to find a new niche within the Fae Collective and jumps at the chance to help when the Canadian government asks for their assistance.  Three college kids are being detained by a Middle Eastern government where they were studying.  The diplomatic mission should be a simple one as long as no magic is used.

 

They encounter problems from the moment they land starting with the discovery of a stowaway, Limpet.  It seems that the selkie has focused all his curiosity on one of the security detail, Theo Aguilar, a vampire Diego befriended back when his life went to hell.

There trip turns out to be a set-up.  No one will listen to the new ‘kid’ on the team who can track his mentor except for Limpet who will follow Theo anywhere he goes. It could be the best joke ever told…A vampire and a selkie playing hide and seek in the desert.  But it’s not a joke and time is slipping away.

 

Complex characters use their wicked skills on a wild adventure.  Immerse yourself in No Fae is an Island and enjoy all the twists and surprises throughout this thrilling tale.  The plotline is neatly split between the two sets of characters until they converge with exciting consequences.  Fans will love this latest fourth installment while new readers honestly should start at book one.  The cast is huge and rich with fascinating relationships, so start at the beginning and have fun.  No Fae is an Island is utterly charming from start to finish.  Absolutely captivating and Limpet is unforgettable.

DIEGO by Angel Martinez

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SEMPER FAE by Angel Martinez

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GRAVITATIONAL ATTRACTION by Angel Martinez

GRAVITATIONAL ATTRACTION by Angel Martinez

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RARELY PURE AND NEVER SIMPLE by Angel Martinez

RARELY PURE AND NEVER SIMPLE by Angel Martinez

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