Author: M. J. O'Shea

MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE by M. J. O’Shea

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MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE by M. J. O’SheaMarriage of Inconvenience by M. J. O'Shea
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM


 

Actor Jericho Knox can’t use a troubled childhood as an excuse for his bad boy behavior since he grew up in a moderately wealthy, loving family.  The star has had a successful career as a teen on a long running show.  Lately however, he hasn’t been able to catch a break, which is leading to boredom and poor choices.  Jericho is also sick and tired of being paraded around with starlets and the like.  Everyone thinks he’s some kind of hound dog which couldn’t be further from the truth.

 

The one thing he loves is acting.  He really loves the craft.  Out of work with a bad rap Jericho is finally up for a leading roll as a cop on the drama Steel Street.  It’s stupid, blind bad luck when he’s caught with his pants down, literally, and the shot goes viral.

When his publicist and team decide that he has to come out and pretend that he’s got a fiancée Jericho agrees.  He can act after all.

 

He’s not quite sure what to make of Kerry Pickering, an intern at his publicist’s office who’s willing to be his fiancée.  At first Jericho thinks that Kerry is doing it for his own publicity, but over time he realizes that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Prickly and a pain what could Kerry see in Jericho?  What indeed.

 

Miscommunication and stubbornness circles round and round in Marriage of Inconvenience.  The main characters are an interesting mix of naughty and nice.  Jericho and Kerry couldn’t be more different.  Eventually their bumpy romance is ironed out enough to give the characters a chance.  Marriage of Inconvenience lives up to the potential of a love story, but it does take time to get these two together.

FAMILY JEWELS by M. J. O’Shea

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FAMILY JEWELS by M. J. O’SheaFamily Jewels by M. J. O'Shea
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

Corbin Ford is following in the career path of his family as an international jewel thief.  His father was known as the Nightwatchman and never caught.  Corbin’s mother is still pulling off elaborate heists when boredom sets in.  She has no plans to retire at the moment like dear old dad.  Though Corbin has more than enough tucked away he’s not ready to walk away either.  In truth he’s recently resurrected the Nightwatchman to stump the police in Europe.

 

American Luke Eldridge joined Interpol’s Art Crimes Unit several years ago and calls a flat in London home.  Luke’s been assigned to a recent rash of high stakes break-ins all over Europe.  It has all the earmarks of the legendary Nightwatchman, yet there’s no way the thief could be the original after so many years.  He’s dubbed the criminal NW2 and been frustrated time and again because they’ve got nothing to go on.

 

The only positive in his life right now is Corbin.  It was supposed to be a simple hookup after a visit to his favorite gay pub, but day after day the two grow closer.  Neither is aware they are both lying about their jobs.  Luke and Corbin are playing a cat and mouse game of international drama without either being the wiser.  The truth will be a bitter pill to swallow.

 

A rich, intricate drama unfolds in Family Jewels.  Their intimate and detailed storyline will capture and hold the reader from the first page to the last.  Corbin and Luke breathe life into Family Jewels.  Doomed one way or another it’s a fascinating journey to the truth.  Family Jewels has strong, complex characters who honestly love each other and no way out.  Witty and agonizing throughout.   A real page turner.

RISING SUN by M. J. O’Shea

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RISING SUN by M. J. O’SheaRising Sun by M. J. O'Shea
Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

In the years after war irrevocably changed the Earth the city of New Seattle lived under a seemingly permanent black cloud.  Divided into levels, the wealthiest and most powerful living highest at Cloud Level, mid range became Metro Level, and the poorest barely surviving at Bottom City.  Those condemned to the outlaying ruins didn’t last long.  People were classed into family Triads such as the Dragons or Phoenix at the top and trickled down into other named groups from there.  Forced to rely on vitamins and supplements because the sun is never seen, the wealthiest are the healthiest.

 

Twins Castor and Pollux Kovalenko are Dragons, cousins of the Dragon Triad leadership.  Not involved in their families politics or power plays the twins spend their time dealing drugs and entertaining the rich.  When their cousin Lynx, son of the family boss, goes missing Castor insists on making inquiries.

 

The more Castor digs the more mysteries are uncovered.  It seems that Orion, son of the Phoenix leadership is also missing.  Fate then drops a clever pickpocket into Castor’s arms.  Jaffa Sharp is annoyed and impressed that Castor caught him, but when all is said and done the two discover that working together leads to important answers.  What they find makes Castor’s life a total farce.  As their world falls apart the only thing real is what a powerful Dragon and a lowly pickpocket feel in each other’s arms.

 

Rising Sun is an emotionally fraught drama.  Twists and turns vie with mysteries and revelations throughout Rising Sun.  This new world has a fascinating hierarchy where strength doesn’t equate to designated level.  Castor and Jaffa couldn’t be more different until righteous integrity comes into play.  A thrilling plot, great characters, and the hope for a better future shines in Rising Sun.

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