Review: Long Time Gone

Long Time Gone is book #2 in the Hell or High Water series by S.E. Jakes. I think I read this one just as fast as I read Catch a Ghost. This story focused more on Tommy; we got to learn a number of his secrets – the horrible experiences that made him the man he is today. And thank goodness Prophet reacted the way he did when all this started coming up.

Description: Soldier of fortune Prophet Drews always worked alone—until Tom Boudreaux became his partner. But when Tom walked away three months ago, Long_Time_Goneostensibly to keep Prophet safe, Prophet learned the true meaning of being alone. Everyone knows that Prophet, a Navy SEAL turned CIA spook turned mercenary, can look after himself. Which means he must’ve driven his lover away.

Even with half a world between them, Prophet can’t get the man out of his head. Maybe that’s why he’s in New Orleans in the middle of a hurricane, protecting Tom’s aunt. But the only looter around is Tom, bursting back into Prophet’s life. It turns out that Prophet’s been stuck in Tom’s head—and heart—too.

Their explosive reunion gets even hotter when Tom is arrested for murder. As they fight to clear his name, they delve deep into his past, finding enemies among everyone they meet. Staying alive in such a dangerous world is hard enough, but they soon discover that fighting to stay together is the most difficult thing they’ve ever done. Continue reading “Review: Long Time Gone”

Review: Catch a Ghost

Well, I admit it. I got nothing done the first half of Sunday because I was so addicted to S.E. Jakes’s book Catch a Ghost (Hell or High Water, #1). I guess I should mention that I was up reading well past my bedtime Saturday night. This is one amazing m-m romance read. Wow!

Description: Everyone knows that Prophet—former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook,Catch_a_Ghost full-time pain in the ass—works alone and thinks only about the trouble he can cause. But his boss, Phil Butler of Extreme Escapes, LTD., has just assigned Proph not only a new partner but also a case haunted by ghosts from Proph’s past. Suddenly, he’s got to confront them both head on.

Tom Boudreaux—failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full time believer in bad luck—is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job.  Still he’s determined to succeed this time, despite being partnered with Prophet, EE, LTD’s most successful, lethal, and annoying operative, and even though the case is also resurrecting his own painful past.

Together, Prophet and Tom must find a way to take down killers in the dangerous world of underground cage matches, while fighting their own dangerous attraction. And when they find themselves caught in the crossfire, these two loners are forced to trust each other and work together to escape their ghosts . . . or pay the price. Continue reading “Review: Catch a Ghost”

Practicing Haiku

I’ve had a hankering of late to try my hand at poetry. At the risk of getting in over my head (and getting discouraged), I thought I might experiment with Haiku. I remember having to write in this form in school so I hoped it would be somewhat easy and definitely fun to try now.

I did a Google search and found the basic format. 3 lines. The first line is 5 syllables; the second is 7; the third has 5. Doesn’t sound too difficult, right? More like a puzzle than anything. Oh and keep the thesaurus handy, too! 

Then I stumbled across this site: http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-haiku.html Must check it out if this is your first attempt at Haiku. Lots of good tips! They reminded me that the subject matter should be nature-related, that two lines should closely relate while the third is a bit different. 

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The Wanderlust Series

  • Title:  Deception in Geneva Deception in Geneva
  • Author:  Bella Ross
  • Published:  October 23rd, 2013
  • Page Count:  126 pages
  • Genre:  Erotic Romance
  • Content Warning:  Contains erotic/sexual material
  • Age Restriction:   18+

Synopsis:  Sometimes running from the past leads hot and heavy consequences… Continue reading “The Wanderlust Series”

Welcome 2014

Well, today is a fresh start in some respects. People will be making and trying to keep all those resolutions, and in general, preparing for what lies ahead. I decided to lay out some general goals for this year. I know, I know: goals are supposed to be specific, measurable, realistic, and attainable. I think for me, though, general works better!

By the way, as I’m typing this, I’m listening to the soundtrack from the CW’s show Arrow. Ahh…new episode January 15th. Sorry, sidetracked already!! Continue reading “Welcome 2014”