Publisher: JCP Books
Rating: 5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Received from Publisher
Blurb: Magic takes many forms. From malignant hexes to love charms gone amok, you’ll find a vast array of spells and curses, creatures and conjurings in this massive collection—not to mention a steamy dose of man-on-man action. Charmed and Dangerous features all-new stories of gay paranormal romance, supernatural fiction and urban fantasy by ten top m/m paranormal authors.
Rhys Ford – Dim Sum Asylum
For Detective Roku MacCormick, working Arcane Crimes is his passion. Now cleared of any wrongdoing for shooting his last partner, MacCormick is given back his badge… as well as a new case and partner. Trent Leonard isn’t exactly what he’d expected, but then nothing in San Francisco’s Chinatown ever is.
Charlie Cochet – The Soldati Prince
Riley Murrough goes from serving lattes to being chased by demons. If that wasn’t bad enough, he bears the mark of a shapeshifter king from a magical realm. Riley’s determined to get answers, but if the demons out for his blood don’t kill him, the urge to strangle the arrogant king might.
Review: “Dim Sum Asylum”
This story starts out with a chase scene–gotta love a chase scene. But the glorious phrasing, the vivid imagery shooting you right into the middle of explosive, colorful chaos, painting a clear, vivid snapshot of the city, the culture, the main character and his attitude–this is a WORLD-BUILDING chase scene. It creates a portal into Roku’s life, filled with humans and fae and anger and mayhem. Someone get me a ticket to Chinatown, ’cause I wanna go! Can’t wait to read more about him, his career, and his relationship with his new partner Trent.
“The Soldati Prince”
Love Charlie Cochet’s relationship writing skills, and in this book she’s nailed it once again. Riley is a hesitant main character–he’s been coasting through life, not really motivated to do anything or BE anything–until he finds his real role as the mate of a shapeshifter king. Is he a little dismayed? Maybe. But once he spends some time with the arrogant yet intriguing man that bears a striking resemblance to the animal within, he begins to see the charming side to his demanding male. It’s the journey they travel to get from A to B that makes this story so unique and perfect ~sigh~. Great introduction to a writer who knows how to develop a connection between characters that works.