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a vivid picture of the ruinous beauty of the nesting area of the phoenixes together with Ben vivid picture of the ruinous beauty of the nesting area of the phoenixes together with Ben his power against the spells there that I felt like I could almost reach out and touch it Great stuffA couple of issueswarningsThose of ou who haven t read Hell Cop are probably wondering whether The Guitar Style of Jerry Reed you need to read what happened in that anthology to understand what s going on in this one I honestly thinkou don t have to BUT I reckon it will definitely add to الإيضاح لمتن ايساغوجي في المنطق your experience ifou do because I believe one of the best things about reading Hell Cop 2 is discovering
"about the characters and seeing the growth of each of their relationshipsMy Overall RecommendationThis is a must buy for "the characters and seeing the growth of each of their relationshipsMy Overall RecommendationThis is a must buy for who read and loved Hell Cop I would also highly recommend it for those who enjoy reading mm speculative fiction In my opinion these three authors are some of the best Riders of the Sea you will find writing this genre Hell Cop 2 45 Stars I think I liked it even than the first Hell CopI m not all that fond of short stories which usually means I m not all that fond of anthologies However the Hell Cop books are different Hell Cop 2 is a LONG anthology And it s only three stories So it s almost like three novels in one in fact I would guess that each individual story here would be long enough to ualify to be a novel or at least a novella all its ownThis is a seuel in all respects to the first Hell Cop book Each of the three stories is a continuation of each of the three stories in the first book taking up the lives of the characters oneear later Characters from each story also wander through the lives of the characters in the other story It is one self contained worldAnd I love the world of Parmas City The world building in the stories is fantastic The main characters are people Jewish Women Speak About Jewish Matters you really want to root for and to do wellA problem I sometimes have with seuels is that by the timeou read them Friends Forever: Everything Changes (Friends Forever) you ve forgotten who these people are and what their deal is Not so with this book I was uickly reminded and without annoying info dump that some authors would have reverted toThese are not fluffy stories it is a dark and dangerous world the Hell Cops live in But I wouldn t have it any other wayI d recommend this book to any sci fifantasy fan Even ifou hate anthologies read this one But make sure to read Hell Cop 1 first I hope there will be a Hell Cop 3 Trust Me by Astrid Amara 35 Dark Waters by Nicole Kimberling 35 Such Heights by Ginn Hale 4 I really enjoyed this series I read it back in February and it s now April so I can t do my review of each story with any amount of justice so I ll do an overall review I actually read this series in a weird way Hell Cop is an anthology with three separate stories that loosely intertwine Each story is written by a different author Hell Cop 2 is the next anthology and each story in that anthology is a seuel of the previous story in Hell Cop So when I read the first story in Hell Cop about Jay Yervant and Brian I liked it so much that I jumped to Hell Cop 2 to read the seuel Then I went back to Hell Cop 1 and read the next story Not that I would recommend reading it this way necessarily but I liked itI enjoyed Hell Cop 2 than the first book I think it s primarily because I already know and like the characters and this gives me insight into their relationship I think that these stories also are not stingy on plot The focus is on plot as much as on the romance I would definitely recommend this series to people who like paranormal powers and people who like shorter uicker reads I definitely hope they come up with a Hell Cop 3 The first Hell Cop was incredibly enjoyable and something just that little bit different In this 2nd book they re building on already established relationships and reading it was like visiting with old friends God I am such a sap But it was just so goodTrust Me by Astrid Amara has Jay and Brian a ear down the track Jay still delights in being able to touch someone and Brian is growing into his own skin after the revelations in the previous book The growth of the characters relationship was beautifully done and the hook of Brian s lack of control was an engaging one He begins to realize that his ability to touch Jay does not exclude him from being left and his need to learn to control his power or risk loosing his lover becomes paramount A sexy perceptively written story that A seuel to Hell Cop since this one features the same characters I think Hell Cop 2 is a fine anthology It s really good the story are all well written and the Ratings Trust Me 3 Dark Waters 3 Such Heights 3 45 starsRe read January 2019 Just as good as the firs. T in domesticity But when a dead body appears Michael and Argent end up playing detective instead of playing house Such Heights by Ginn HalePhotojournalist James Sparks fled to the exotic Storm Palace to escape his relationship troubles But soon he's witness to a murder and the man he least wants to deal with his lover Detective Ben Moran is on the ca.
Cop reviewed hereFirst things firstTake the fact that the I read by these authors the I admire their talent as writers as a given Why Partly because I ve read a heck of a lot of each of their work this ear so I feel like I m a guru in Amara Kimberling and Hale but mainly I think it s due to their proficiencies in both the short and long formats This might seem odd to some however I m as a reader increasingly coming to the conclusion a short story really highlights the skills of an author By this I mean the ability to offer the reader a well written story with a tight plot developed characters and IMHO above all else superb pacing
And Damned If Astrid Amara Nicole Kimberling And Ginn Haledamned if Astrid Amara Nicole Kimberling and Ginn Hale t do it again in Hell Cop 2After I d finished Hell Cop 2 I had a couple of lingering thoughts The first related to a point I d made with regard to Hell Cop when I said I couldn t remember the last time I d read an anthology where the stories worked and linked so well together Can I say ditto I love that there is almost like a timeline of events where each short follows on from the other This does not mean there is an overarching story arc so much rather a flow a connection between the characters and their stories I actually thought it worked even better in this volume than it had in the first which is saying something since I couldn t get over how well the uniue voices and stories in Hell Cop complemented each other It was terrificThe second thing which struck me and I m sure this is going to come across as patronising given the experience of the authors oh well was the overall feeling of confidence about Hell Cop 2 Sounds strange huh and I m not really sure I can put my finger on it Yet to me there seemed to be a real sense of certainty of sureness about what the authors were aiming for in this anthology and the experience they wanted to give the reader I don t know if others will come away with the same impression or even if I ve explained myself very well however this really added to my own enjoyment ofHell Cop 2 I felt extraordinarily comfortable comforted by revisiting this world with the authorsGet on to the stories Kris OkayTrust Me by Astrid Amara Rating 475 out of 5 starsThe BlurbBrian Day s no longer the naive country boy Jay Yervant fell in love with A hardened hell cop with dangerous powers Brian s osmotic abilities are growing out of control When two men are found dead killed by an osmotic Jay wants to clear Brian s name But Brian s erratic powers threaten even Jay s survival and he s left wondering if his lover is as innocent as he claimsThe ReviewWhat I want to know is how the heck Astrid Amara packed so much story into such a short format without overwhelming the reader This has everything from personal issues relationship angst family problems and to top it all off a strange crime leading to a false accusation and a search for the truth It was wonderful to read about a mature and complex Brian and his prat ultimatums I hate em of a boyfriend Jay I have to admit what I liked the best was that I had only a vague inkling about whodunit and why I LOVE it when an author takes me by surprise Dark Waters by Nicole Kimberling Rating 45 out of 5 starsThe BlurbAfter a NV Level 3 Health and Social Care year of seeing Detective Argent Michael Gold is uncertain about the future of their relationship Can a liberal university professor and a Hell Cop find a happily ever after When Michael invites Argent on an anthropological study he thinks they re performing an experiment in domesticity But when a dead body appears Michael and Argent end up playing detective instead of playing houseThe ReviewArgent is freaking cool I think he is my fave of the characters of this world It s a still waters run deep thing I got such a kick out of witnessing Michael s bewilderment at times insight but above all else acceptance of this very collected cop almost as much as I did trying to work out what on earth Argent was up to As always this story is imbued with Nikki Kimberling s sly sense of humour You ll gigglesnortour way through itSuch Heights by Ginn Hale Rating 425 out of 5 starsThe BlurbPhotojournalist James Sparks fled to the exotic Storm Palace to escape his relationship troubles But soon he s witness to a murder and the man he least wants to deal with his lover Detective Ben Moran is on the caseThe ReviewWhenever I read Ginn Hale I m always surprised by her imagination You d think I d be used to it by now wouldn t ou I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting the reluctant hero which is James however the stand out for me in Such Heights was the imagery evoked by the author s descriptions of the setting especially of the Storm Palace There was one. G if his lover is as innocent as he claims Dark Waters by Nicole KimberlingAfter a ear of seeing Detective Argent Michael Gold is uncertain about the future of their relationship Can a liberal university professor and a Hell Cop find a happily ever after When Michael invites Argent on an anthropological study he thinks they're performing an experimen. As in the first book the world building is riveting and all the stories were interesting and well written I noticed though a few mistakes that should have been caught by a proofreader and it s a bit unexpected by this publisher Here we goTrust Me by Astrid AmaraBrian is now a hell cop He is or less a rookie His osmotic abilities he can draw energy from other living creatures and discharge it to heal or maim are getting out of control causing unwanted damage to those around him At first it seems he doesn t want to handle them and he s unwillingness
Causes Trouble With Boyfriendtrouble with his boyfriend the hell detective who can t stop burning The problems get worse when Brian is accused of killing a suspect in custody since the death came through the draining of the suspect s energyIn the previous book Brian was a sunny naive character but this time he shows a darker side that I think doesn t depend solely on his uncontrollable abilities The whole story takes a darker turn because the mystery under investigation is about a terrible act that makes Engine Performance Diagnostics you feel sorry for the criminalsI liked reading about Jay s feelings toward his family how he feels isolated because he can t be included either to comfort or be comforted by them It was also interesting to read how torn he felt for having to be separated from Brian and making him suffer because he risked of being hurt by him They fear they won t manage to patch up their problems especially because their abilities keep them apart from anyone else and without each other they face isolation and lonelinessIn this story the world building is at its bestDark Waters by Nicole KimberlingThis time this is my favorite couple the half demon professor Michael and hell cop Argent I loved reading how they tried to reconcile their differences or how they decided to avoid or embark on argumentsInvited by one of his students Michael goes to a sort of trailer park to research a faun ceremony and Argent goes with him on vacation There s a feud going on between the fauns and the mermaids and murder happens In order to allow Michael to interact with the fauns freely Argent doesn t reveal he is a cop and he does a bit of investigation on his own also because the ceremony seems to hide a shady and dangerous ritualSince Michael is a demon himself and works in an organization devoted to bring peace between humans and demons he often disagrees with the hell cops methods He would also like for Argent to drop his shields when they re together to allow Michael s telepathy to know his lover better Even if they often fight it s clear that what they feel for each other is deep and humor often defuses the tenser argumentsIt was really a pleasure to readSuch Heights by Ginn HaleThis was for me the best case of the three James is aoung human photographer and Moran is his hell cop lover When we meet them they re relationship seems rocky Moran is afraid that James will get seriously hurt while working one of his cases because his natural curiosity puts him in a lot of danger James knows that Moran is protective because in his past he lost someone he loved but he wants the older man to understand that they both have dangerous professions and James just wants to do his jobAfter one of their fights and after being given a sort of ultimatum James reaches a suspended palace where phoenixes live in order to film a documentary but he doesn t tell Moran James witnesses the fall of a guest from the palace a fall denied by the palace owner and his security guards but the man falls to the ground and Moran is the designated detective While James stirs all kind of trouble trying to find out what s going on Moran reaches the palace James stirs all kind of trouble trying to find out what s going on Moran reaches the palace and when the estranged lovers meet they have to investigate together one timeThere are a few misunderstandings between James and Moran but it takes a while for them to realize that they re expressing the same concern for each other I liked reading how they reached their compromises and how both their disagreements and their reconciliation were expressions of the deep love they feel The age gap theme so prominent in the previous book was not explored here even if James has the enthusiasm of a oung man trying to pursue his career of choice unheeding the perils of it and Moran has the maturity of the older man who knows how to retreat and how to advance and what the priorities in life areVery good collection I recommend reading the previous Hell Cop first in order to enjoy both the world building and the different stories better The Overall ReviewHonesty from the outset I ve been hanging out for this anthology ever since I found out there would be a follow up toHell. Trust Me by Astrid AmaraBrian Day's no longer the naïve country boy Jay Yervant fell in love with A hardened hell cop with dangerous powers Brian's osmotic abilities are growing out of control When two men are found dead killed by an osmotic Jay wants to clear Brian's name But Brian's erratic powers threaten even Jay's survival and he's left wonderin. ,