Author: Brandon Witt

MAPPING THE FOREST by Brandon Witt

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MAPPING THE FOREST by Brandon WittMapping the Forest by Brandon Witt
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Source: Publisher

Forest ranger Gabe Rice left a full-time position and a promising career at another posting for the chance to work his dream job in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Six years on and he’s still a part-time ranger forced to make ends meet with a second job at the Estes Park book store near where he lives.  It all boils down to working for a homophobic boss intent on making his job so difficult he quits.

 

At one time Luis Martinez had everything a man could wish for with a successful career as a therapist, a supportive family, and a loving husband by his side.  The California dream came crashing down the day Chris died.  Inconsolable he sold his business, packed and headed for the Colorado Mountains where he used his savings to buy the Estes Wilderness Lodge.  Knowing nothing about managing a lodge or tourist trips into the mountains Luis was barely functioning, but at least nothing reminded him of Chris and the love they shared.

 

Talked into a touristy campfire excursion by a fellow ranger, Gabe is surprised by his attraction to the cook.  It’s been a while since he’s been interested in anyone.  What he finds is a damaged soul, yet Luis intrigues him.  For every step forward they are forced to take two steps back.  For this relationship to work they will need to lean on each other.  Trust is a two-way street.

 

Mapping the Forest takes the main characters on an extremely emotional journey where every lesson learned brings up new obstacles to overcome.  One deals with workplace bigotry and the other a lost love.  Gabe and Luis slowly learn by trial and error that battling their demons together is what strengthens them.  The couple definitely makes mistakes, lots of them before getting it right.  Love and patience are the answer for these characters in Mapping the Forest.

 

RISING FRENZY by Brandon Witt

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RISING FRENZY by Brandon WittRising Frenzy by Brandon Witt
Series: Men of Myth #2
Published by DSP Publications on 2013-09-23
Genres: Erotica, Gay, Paranormal
Source: Publisher
ReviewedbyLisa

A magnet for lousy boyfriends in the past, warlock Finn de Morisco knows within days that he could happily spend the rest of his life with Brett Wright, a human.  At least that was the idea until Brett is savaged by a vampire, discovers he’s much more than human and insists on leaving Finn forever to deal with the knowledge that he’s a blending of demon and merman.

 Falling into a deep depression Finn haunts The Square in Old Town where the dregs of the paranormal community hang out.  Finn’s large family tries again and again to help him come to terms with the loss of Brett, but it’s not until he makes the acquaintance of a fairy called Schwint that the warlock begins to rejoin the world. 

Finding his merman father Therin and learning about his heritage opens Brett to an entirely new undersea world.  Their customs and hierarchy are sometimes difficult to understand, as well as dealing with the distrust Brett feels from the rest of the tribe. Brett thinks about his life on land and Finn less and less while he finds his way with his so called people.  It’s not until they need his expertise on land that Brett feels vindicated.  Are they using him or finally accepting he’s one of them? 

 Readers are taken on a wild joy ride in Rising Frenzy where nothing can be taken for granted.  Chapters take turns telling Finn’s point of view followed by Brett telling his story.  This unique, alternate world has heart pounding action and intense passion that never falters.  Don’t start this sequel before reading the previous book in order to get the full impact.  Long narrative will be appreciated by those who like every little bit of detail though others may feel it slows down the pace at times.  Finn’s self destructive dark days and Brett’s struggle for acceptance make for an angst filled, raw drama in Rising Frenzy.

ReviewedbyLisa

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