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Flax's Pursuit by Angel Martinez, Bellora Quinn
Series: AURA #2
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Gay, Menage, Paranormal
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.