Author: Stephani Hecht

CATNIP AND HOCKEY STICKS by Stephani Hecht

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CATNIP AND HOCKEY STICKS by Stephani HechtCatnip and Hockey Sticks by Stephani Hecht
Series: Stray Cat Hustle #2
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

As Alpha for a Stray Cat pack Hansen fully accepts responsibility for the shifters under his care.  He’s always treated his charges exactly the same, no favorites.  Growing up his father wasn’t a good role model as a husband, father, or Alpha so Hansen knows the difference.

 

Life was going fine for Nevel until he shifted and suddenly became a pariah to his family.  Homeless, starving, and scared, though he’d never admit it, Nevel was parked behind a dumpster when Hansen found him.

 

The firm belief in treating everyone equally becomes a big problem for Hansen after he falls for Nevel.  Feelings are mutual.  Nevel would like nothing better than to be with his Alpha as his mate.  Hansen won’t budge however which is causing huge friction in the cat shifters home.  It’s starting to affect everyone so something’s got to give.  The sooner the better.

 

The Stray Cat Hustle series begins with a sweet love story in Catnip and Hockey Sticks.  Naïve emotions and miscommunication lead Hansen and Nevel’s romance astray.  Their clumsy attempt to fix the problem is the crux of this tale.  The characters are pleasant and the story holds promise, though the snarky dialogue is somewhat too full of smart aleck comments.  Catnip and Hockey Sticks is simply a lovely little romance.

ALEC’S MOON by Stephani Hecht

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ALEC’S MOON by Stephani HechtAlec's Moon by Stephani Hecht
Series: Wayne County Wolves #14
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

Alec is well aware he lives in a weak pack, so it’s not too surprising when they are attacked and lose, badly.  The survivors are sold to slavers, including Alec who’s an omega, the lowest wolf on the rung.   Saved by Alpha Chris and his soldiers the rescued wolves are integrated into their new pack.

 

Combining the new shifters into the pack is easy enough, getting them to contribute to their new home is becoming frustrating.  Some are willing to work, the rest fall back into their bad habits.  Raised to believe that an omega is arm candy and little more Alec doesn’t know how to do anything.

 

In an effort to motivate the wolves Chris sends for doctors North and Michi, fox shifter brothers who are certified psychiatrists.  Instant attraction is a silly ideal, yet the moment Michi is introduced to Alec he knows it’s unethical to treat the wolf, let alone sleep with him.  He’s always lived in the shadow of his more proper brother, feeling less than North.  Meeting Alec soothes Michi in ways he never expected.  Finding purpose and falling in love is a tall order for the gentle omega but with Michi by his side anything is possible for both of them.

 

A blossoming life and love is embraced.  The Wayne County Wolves are back in Alec’s Moon, their thirteenth enjoyable tale.  Alec and Michi are lonely, likeable shifters who never had a chance to reach their potential alone.  Together they can.  In Alec’s Moon the mates are given a charming set up to succeed.  An entertaining read with heat and humor.

TAMING AN OWL by Stephani Hecht

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TAMING AN OWL by Stephani HechtTaming an Owl by Stephani Hecht
Series: Flushing Owl #2
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

Settled in yet another small home Austin’s Owl Parliament continues to survive and stand strong against all the homophobic Owl Parliaments who kicked out each member of their little group.

 

Their newest outcast, Gene who they rescued from prison is still surprised that they went to the trouble of saving him.  He’d been in the owl prison for about five years and before that he’d bounced from one Parliament to another because of his smart mouth and attitude.  The final straw was finding out that he’s gay.

 

In an attempt to bring needed income to the group Gene accepts a job as a go-go dancer at a gay bar.  Without any real skills it’s the only job he can find. Plus it will get Gene out of the house and away from the object of his nightly naughty dreams, Leon, another member of Austin’s Owl Parliament.

 

Gene’s first day as a go-go dancer is a debacle.  Leon does have feelings for their newest member and watching strangers pawing him doesn’t go down well.  With emotions running high it doesn’t help to learn that a group of praying mantis shifters are after Gene because of his family name.  Dodging homophobe owls and now a bunch of crazy bugs, what’s next to stop Gene and Leon from bonding?

 

Take a wild ride with snarky birds in Taming an Owl.  A fast paced story with engaging characters whose whirlwind adventure never ends.  In book two of the Flushing Owl series Gene’s unknown secrets are revealed as Leon comes to the rescue.  Spoiler alert: Gene and Leon work things out, but nothing else is resolved.  Spicy and passionate Taming an Owl cements the mates’ relationship but leaves everything else hanging until the next story.

SAVED BY THE HAWK by Jackie Nacht & Stephani Hecht

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SAVED BY THE HAWK by Jackie Nacht & Stephani HechtSaved by the Hawk by Jackie Nacht, Stephani Hecht
Series: Birds of Prey #1
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

A Birds of Prey five man warrior team is dispatched to Atlanta by their benefactor the goddess Athena to battle with the Blood Demons, spawn of the Keres death spirits who seem to be gaining in numbers.

 

Patrolling at the nearby college campus one night the teams second in command, Hawk comes across a student fighting for his life against a Blood Demon.  Badly injured in the fight Aaron expects to be taken to the hospital by the stranger who saves him, yet once Hawk spies the birthmark on Aaron’s chest and feels so inexplicably drawn to him all bets are off.

 

It is Athena who has insured that her Bird of Prey receive a true mate at some point in their long lives.  Finding Aaron is only the beginning they are told.  Their mates are both a reward and a reason to continue the fight.  And now they have learned that each mate will bear the symbol of Athena as a birthmark.  Of course, explaining this to Aaron and hopefully getting him to accept Hawk will take some fast talking.  Better get started.

 

Authors Jackie Nacht and Stephani Hecht breathe life into an original new Birds of Prey series where mankind is protected by immortal warriors of Athena.  Hawk’s courtship begins with blood and guts and ends with loving Aaron.  A somewhat dark plotline with fearsome enemies, Saved by the Hawk is a refreshing beginning.  Featuring life and death encounters and intense characters this is one edgy drama.

RUNNING AFTER DAVID by Jackie Nacht & Stephani Hecht

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RUNNING AFTER DAVID by Jackie Nacht & Stephani HechtRunning After David by Jackie Nacht, Stephani Hecht
Series: Birds of Prey #2
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Eyes opened to a world where Birds of Prey battle Blood Demons to protect humanity, college student David is trying to adjust and accept that it’s all too real.  It should be easier, it could be easier to cope with if only his true mate Night acknowledged their bond.  Devastated when Night rejects him David secretly takes off with an old friend.

 

Night has always understood his purpose in life.  As one of the goddess Athena’s first warriors Night has raised and trained many of the Birds of Prey.  He believed that it was his destiny to be alone forever, at least he thought so until he met David.  He fears accepting David because bonding with the human will make him a target and if something happened to the flighty student Night would never recover.  Breaking David’s heart to protect him is the responsible thing to do, right?

 

The drama and danger continues in Running After David, the second book in the Birds of Prey series.  A darker, gritty paranormal romantic tale brings together a stoic leader and a smart aleck student.  Night is trained to handle Blood Demons, not a human mate which gives readers entertaining byplay between the warriors and their true mates.  Slightly light on plotline, Running After David is nonetheless an enjoyable story whose characters make their case and make the book worth reading.

AN OWL SURFACES by Stephani Hecht

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KIPLIN’S COMING OUT by Stephani Hecht

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WARMING UP SEBASTIAN by Jackie Nacht & Stephani Hecht

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FALLON’S RAVEN by Stephani Hecht & Jackie Nacht

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WARLOCK UNBOUND by Stephani Hecht

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