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Editorial Reviews

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A shadowy NATO agency tasked with policing magical creatures from other realms links these four novellas crafted by prolific collaborators Kimberling, Amara, Hale (Hell Cop), and Lanyon (the Adrien English series). In “Cherries Worth Getting,” Kimberling adeptly and humorously melds Portland, Ore.’s pretentiously earnest art and food cultures with a search for human traffickers. Amara’s “No Life but This” introduces a fish-out-of-water human survivor of an Aztec-influenced realm who battles a terrifically realized demon lord while figuring out how to rejoin human culture. Hale’s “Things Unseen and Deadly” stars Half-Dead Henry, a world-weary standout among the Irregular Affairs Division agents. The weakest selection is Lanyon’s “Green Glass Beads,” which sometimes lapses into standard gay erotic fare; only Kimberling is really successful in making the sex and romance an organic extension of character development. Otherwise, all four writers commendably fashion a fully human world that intersects with the fantastic in disarmingly commonplace ways. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935560166
  • Publisher: Blind Eye Books
  • Publication date: 3/14/2012
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 1,437,508
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery, adventure and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction. Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist

Ginn Hale has traveled through every state in Mexico but currently lives, with her lovely wife, in the in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. She spends the many rainy days tinkering with devices and words. Her first novel, Wicked Gentlemen, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and won the Spectrum Award for best novel.

Astrid Amara is the author of numerous gay romance titles, including Lambda Literary Award finalist, The Archer's Heart. Prior to settling in the Pacific Northwest she traveled the world, spending unnecessary amounts of time in Central Asia, the Middle East, and India before realizing she preferred cloudy mild climates. Now she spends her days as a civil servant, trying to save the world one bureaucratic form at a time. When not working she can usually be found riding her horse, walking her old dog, or feeding her goats. She looks just like everyone else in Bellingham, Washington.

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Read an Excerpt

Never trust a goblin.
Even a child knows that much. But there are times when you've got to take the chance, when the prize is worth the risk -- which is how Archer Green happened to be in a drafty warehouse on Quebec Street in Vancouver a few minutes before midnight, waiting with a goblin named Ezra for the Moth Man to turn up.
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  • Posted March 29, 2012

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    Four outstanding M/M authors present four outstanding stories co

    Four outstanding M/M authors present four outstanding stories connected by the fictional arm of NATO for which many of the characters work. I couldn't stop reading - the excellent characters and the skill of these amazing writers make it worth reading again and again. Definitely do yourself a favor and buy this book - you won't be sorry!

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