Author: Stephani Hecht

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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AN OWL SURFACES by Stephani HechtAn Owl Surfaces by Stephani Hecht
Series: The Flushing Owl Shifters #1
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

A Parliament is what a group of owl shifters living together call themselves.  Everyone works for the good of their Parliament.  Of course if you don’t conform to the rules of the group such as being gay that person is exiled from their Parliament.

 

Elf owl brothers Kayden and Kyle were saved from certain death by Great Gray owl Austin and his Parliament of exiled owl shifters.  The brothers would have died from the injuries inflicted by their own group or starvation if not for Austin.

 

Kayden becomes an invaluable IT guy for their group.  He also has it bad for Austin, not for the saving thing but because he actually feels drawn to him.  Unfortunately, Kayden is caught by another Parliament and thrown in their version of prison.  Austin realizes it’s time to acknowledge his feelings for Kayden and show the little Elf owl he does care.  After he saves him.

 

A unique new series begins with An Owl Surfaces.  Charming characters make The Flushing Owl Shifter series work.  Kayden and Austin’s romance is fraught with roadblocks like prison and trackers and their own stubbornness.  All of the chaos makes for an engaging story.  This fast paced, sexy tale blends warmth and adventure into a fun read.

KIPLIN’S COMING OUT by Stephani Hecht

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KIPLIN’S COMING OUT by Stephani HechtKiplin's Coming Out by Stephani Hecht
Series: The Lost Shifter's #31
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Labeled the ‘black wolf’ at the Feline Coalition Kiplin relished the unflattering moniker.  After surviving an abusive bitch of an aunt while growing up it was time to have some fun and if it irritated others, well Kiplin could live with it.  As a solider it was his job to put down the bad guy by any means necessary as far as he’s concerned. Too bad others didn’t think he fought fair.

 

Recently Kiplin was reunited with his younger brother, one of the lost shifter children.  The differences between the siblings is almost comical with Kiplin living on the edge, caustic at best and his little brother Kyle a strictly by the book studious guy.  At least Kyle has a mate to keep him safe and happy which is more than Kiplin ever had.

 

Panther shifter Brody left his pack after discovering what the Alpha and his cronies were up to.  He figures it’s only a matter of time before the old pack catches up to him.  With the help of his cousin North he’s joined the Feline Coalition where Brody’s been told that his IT skills are badly needed.  Wrestling with a way to tell his new commander the secrets he learned while adjusting to a fresh start Brody comes in contact with the last person he expected to meet. Kiplin, his mate.  Watching the soldier and the computer geek together is proving highly amusing for everyone at HQ.

 

Emotional issues take center stage in Kiplin’s Coming Out.  The characters are easy to empathize with and the plotline flows with authentic action and humor.  Kiplin’s feelings of isolation, his inadequacy in dealing with a brother, and finally his fears of messing things up with Brody combine to make Kiplin’s Coming Out an emotionally charged story.  Another truly entertaining tale with the Lost Shifter family.

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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KIT’S RETURN by Stephani Hecht

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THE DEFEAT OF LAWSON by Stephani Hecht

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