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REVIEW: Chase and Capture by Hurri Cosmo

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Blurb

It was only a game, right? An adult twist on “Capture the Flag”. Very adult, actually. Especially the “flag” and where it went. In fact, the only similarity between the kid version and the adult version was you still needed to capture your opponent’s flag to win. So how the hell had Camden ended up here? Oh yeah, that’s right, Tanner, Camden’s good buddy from college. He was not going to let Camden waste another birthday. In fact, he was hell bent on getting Camden laid. So much so, the idiot set up this entire weekend gig. And that’s where Camden found himself now; on a remote island, crashing through the woods, playing a chase and capture game, trying like hell to stay ahead of his pursuer. But why was he the one being chased? Why was Camden the prey and that big, sexy, dark haired, muscle bound, relentless god of a man, Gunner, the hunter? It should be the other way around because it was Camden’s birthday, damn it! Well, thankfully there were going to be three rounds played because it looked like Camden was going down before even reaching the first check point. Yep. Going down on all fours, flag confiscated and…well, let’s just say he would be screwed.

So… what was the down side of losing again?

What did I think?

This is a sizzling action romantic erotica. I thought the writer was very creative with this adult version of the MM “Capture the Flag” game. I can imagine it would make a lot of readers swoon because of what it represents… a totally hedonistic, free adult fun time. I really liked Camden’s character as a wounded hero and Gunner was nothing less than an alpha male in the story. In the story these two males were perfect for each other. I loved how Gunner was chasing Camden in the woods. Those parts were so easy for me to visualize in my head and I loved it. The sensuous moments between them was nothing less than hot.

I guess the suspense and thriller in the story started well and intriguing, but near the end, it became a little over the top for me and I found myself losing my interest. I also felt that Stephen’s interpersonal skills were a little over the top so whenever he was on the scene, I found myself getting too irritated with him, which was distracting for me…. So the plot was a bit too layered and complex, but the “capture the Flag” game part was fascinating because those scenes were well described and explained. There were some hint of BDSM scenes, but that was all.

Despite the over the top plot, I liked reading this story because in its own way, it still flowed with its HEA ending. But who cares after all, this story gave me a good time to escape from the daily stresses so it was a pleasant story of escapism. 3 stars

Reviewed by Lily

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INTERVIEW: Hurri Cosmo

Hurri Cosmo joins us today and answers some interesting questions. Welcome, Hurri, and congratulations on the release of your new book, Chase and Capture.

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Interview with Hurri Cosmo

How do you handle writer’s block?  Not well. I am so easily distracted and in a house full of people and animals it makes it that much more difficult. But it happens. Too often lately. Sometimes I go for a walk or a drive to try to put the next scenes together in my head or to solve a plot problem I’ve run into. However, most of the time I just muscle through. There is no easy “answer” for me.

What’s the best thing about being a writer? The stories. I love creating the stories. I love it when inspiration hits and I write out a synopsis or when I go to choose the next story I am going to write. I just love the whole process of writing. I love AND hate a book coming out. Fear of whether or not it will sell or if it does if the people who read it will like it. So I love the creation part of things BEFORE it gets to that point.

What’s your advice to aspiring writers? Just do it. Write. Create. If you truly want to get published, get a story done and submit it all over the place. In this genre it is a lot easier than you think to get published. Just keep writing. I had the blessing of running across an Acquisitions Editor who decided to take a chance on me. She walked through my manuscript, edited the first three chapters, sent it back with a note saying to learn what I could from her edits and if I did, she would publish my book. Well, needless to say I took her advice. I am very grateful to her. Another piece of advice is to write with the knowledge that not everyone is going to like your work, because they won’t. Just keep pushing forward. Rejection is hard, bad ratings and reviews are hard, slow to no sales are hard, but always remember that should not be the main reason you want to write. Marketing is important but write for yourself first. I love the quote from Cyril Connelly; “It is better to write for self and have no public than it is to write for public and have no self.” Some people will vehemently disagree with that. They will say marketing it THE most important thing about writing. They will tell you there are tons of people involved in putting your book out there and you owe it them to make sure your book is successful. I agree. It IS important to consider those wonderful people. But MY advice is to be yourself. If that is you, great. Focus on marketing. It is not me. I most recently employed a marketing firm to market a couple of my books. If you can afford it, it is always best to leave such things to the experts. You write. You create.

What are you currently working on? Oh, so much! I have this file in my computer where I put all of the stories that I want to write. I have absolutely no memory so when inspiration hits I have to write it all down. Sometimes it’s just a few sentences with the barest of ideas. Sometimes it’s a full blown fourteen page synopsis. I stick them all into a file and they sit there, I suppose, incubating. Two stories that are started and on my website as being works in progress are Ghost Wolf Chronicles and The Boy Next Door. I may need to change the name of the second one but we will see. Ghost Wolf so far is about a man who is a wolf shifter but can become invisible as well. He is out to solve a case of someone killing wolves. I plan on this one being a series. The Boy Next Door will be another paranormal with a man who has left a loveless, violent relationship to move in with his grandmother, basically hiding from the world. He meets the man next door and discovers the arsenal the man possesses and is a little put off but with the help of his grandmother he comes to realize he likes the neighbor. A lot. But the grandson has a secret that could tear their fragile love apart. And of course the “ex” shows up to make things even more difficult.

But before either one of those I am working on a Police paranormal story that I am writing with a number of other Amber Allure authors which will go into an anthology. It will be available by itself or together in a set. I don’t have a title yet but it is about an older detective named Hudson on the trail of a vampire who has slipped into our world through a rip between realms. Hudson meets up with another detective from that same realm also hunting down this killer. They become a team…and then a whole lot more.

And there is a ton more. The sequel to The Astral Mage called The Sori Meni, the sequel to Until You called Until You, Too. I have another cowboy story and another paranormal tentatively called Black Dog Rising. Stayed tuned and keep checking out my website. If you like my work there is plenty coming. I will get more up on the Works In Progress page soon.

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Blurb

It was only a game, right? An adult twist on “Capture the Flag”. Very adult, actually. Especially the “flag” and where it went. In fact, the only similarity between the kid version and the adult version was you still needed to capture your opponent’s flag to win. So how the hell had Camden ended up here? Oh yeah, that’s right, Tanner, Camden’s good buddy from college. He was not going to let Camden waste another birthday. In fact, he was hell-bent on getting Camden laid. So much so, the idiot set up this entire weekend gig. And that’s where Camden found himself now; on a remote island, crashing through the woods, playing a chase and capture game, trying like hell to stay ahead of his pursuer.

But why was he the one being chased? Why was Camden the prey and that big, sexy, dark haired, muscle bound, relentless god of a man, Gunner, the hunter? It should be the other way around because it was Camden’s birthday, damn it! Well, thankfully there were going to be three rounds played because it looked like Camden was going down before even reaching the first check point. Yep. Going down on all fours, flag confiscated and…well, let’s just say he would be screwed.

So… what was the down side of losing again?

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About the Author

Hurri Cosmo lives in Minnesota where she holds tight to the idea that there, where it’s cold a good part of the year, she won’t age as fast. Yep, she avoids the truth as much as she avoids mirrors. But one of the reasons she loves writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, she doesn’t mind “real life” and she does try to at least keep it in mind when she writes her stories, but she truly loves creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every – single – time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason she loves reading this genre, too. Give her a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and her computer, whether she is reading or writing, and she will entertain herself for hours. The fact she actually gets paid to do it is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.

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Website: http://hurricosmo.webs.com/

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★★★★ How West Was Won by Hurri Cosmo ★★★★

Looking for something hot and quick?

If you’ve got a spare half hour in your day and like bit of kink then grab a coffee and this hot little number…

 

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How West Was Won

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Hurri Cosmo

The blurb:

Jake is on a much-needed vacation when he receives a desperate call from Alan, his former boyfriend. Against his better judgment, Jake comes to Alan’s aid. But when the men get stranded in the middle of nowhere, Alan is determined to get to town before the sun sets rather than spend the night in the car. Unfortunately, they have to cut across private property to do it. Since it’s trespassing, they could get arrested—or surrounded by a bunch of cowboys hell bent on teaching the trespassers a lesson.

Thankfully, a muscular, stunning cowboy named Colton shows up to save the day. But he’s not about to let Jake off easy. It seems there are still a few lessons to be learned, and it looks like they might involve leather, some handcuffs, and a suspiciously high, padded trunk..

So what did Robyn think? 

I loved the characters in this one.  Jake was a submissive at heart but he was also a bit of brat. His ex-boyfriend Alan was hilarious in a douchebucket way but I loved him regardless.

Colton?  Well he was large and imposing and his barn would probably scare most people.  But not Jake, he took to it like a duck to water.

So if you like a bit of D/s with an implied HEA and a quick one to get you in the mood, then look no further.

So grab a cuppa, (or a wine 🍷) and enjoy this kinky little short.

 

4 stars

Hope you enjoy – Robyn x

Reviewed by RJ

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The Superior Jewel by Hurri Cosmo

The Superior JewelThe Superior Jewel by Hurri Cosmo

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Ryan only dated girls before he met Jansen. He would like to say he’s simply confused except that’s just not the case. But how does he “get the guy” when his former girlfriend is out for the same prize?

Ryan’s former girlfriend, Cheyenne, is used to getting what she wants. Right now, she wants Jansen Branwyth. The only problem is so does Ryan. For the first time in his life he’s strongly attracted to a man. Okay, maybe it’s not the first time but that first time didn’t count because it was two months ago, and yeah, it was the same man. But with the very beautiful Cheyenne going after Jansen and thinking she will have no problem getting him, Ryan thinks he has absolutely no chance with the man. But Jansen doesn’t care one bit what either one of them think. He knows exactly who he wants and knows precisely how he will go about getting his man.

So what did I think?

This gay-for-you story sees Ryan madly attracted to Jansen, the man who saves him from being attacked in the men’s room. After obsessing about him for 2 months, he finds himself on a dinner cruise with the man. The complication is that Ryan is on the cruise with his ex-girlfriend.

Apart from a brief chapter covering the initial meeting of Jansen and Ryan, the whole story takes place over a couple of hours. Ryan has broken up with his girlfriend Cheyenne but she convinces him to take her on a dinner cruise. She is underhanded and selfish with her goal being to seduce Jansen for her own purposes. Obviously it’s Ryan who eventually gets the man!

“His life had just taken the wickedest turn he had ever had the pleasure of living through.”

The main downside of the story for me was the time spent with Cheyenne. I wanted Ryan and Jansen to spend more time together alone.

This was a pleasant way to spend an hour (the book is fairly short) but I do think it had the potential for a novel length story with opportunity to explore how Ryan and Jansen’s relationship progresses after their initial night together.

As a minor point, this story uses some terminology that I don’t much like, specifically “member” and “love hole”, but thankfully these words aren’t overused.”

3 Stars

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