"...The story is a good mix of romance and adventure...What makes the book different, are its characters..."--Elisa, Elisa-Rolle.livejournal.com
"5 Stars!...If you like really hot werewolves, if you like really hot sex with more than a touch of D/s, if you like books with really hot action and--did I say really hot sex?--you will love On The Ragged Edge Of The World...I love the way Jamie Craig (the writing team of Pepper Espinoza and Vivien Dean) can write a book that is hotly, explicitly erotic and still have a great plot. The plot isn't a vehicle to write about the sex; the sex is just a natural part of the action...I love the way Jamie Craig is able to blend the emotions of finding the way through a new relationship between two alpha males and the excitement of a suspenseful plot...This is one of the best books I've read this year, and I highly recommend it."--Carole, Rainbow Reviews
"5 Nymphs!...I'm not much of a gusher, but I'd be less than honest if I didn't admit upfront that I truly enjoyed this werewolf paranormal tale. What's not to like? It has everything needed to make a story great?intriguing primary characters, a well-paced and constructed plot, conflict, death, betrayal, deceit, outright lies, pack unrest, a couple of good fights, in and out of wolf form and earth-shattering sex between two men who can't get enough of each other...Add in several great secondary characters that play vital roles and a couple of out-of-control, crazy werewolves bent on taking over and you have a story meant to take up residence in your keeper file...This well-written book is one I didn't want to end..."--Mystical Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"4 Angels!...The sequel to Jamie Craig's Calendar Boys October: A Trick Of Silver. The story picks up a few weeks after Darren and Aden's initial meeting. Darren is still getting used to being a part of Aden's life...The two have some erotic encounters strong enough to shake a filling loose. Regardless of the pace set there is always a degree of caring that shines through...A thrilling read thanks to the action and suspense that support the stories strong plot, and recommend it to those who enjoy the genre."--NeNe, Fallen Angel Reviews
Darren hesitated, remembering his promise to August not to repeat her words. If she was right, chances were good Aden already knew. Nobody in his pack could even buy new clothes without Aden somehow being aware of it. "What Jasmine was telling everybody in Argenti. About me. The order to shoot on sight if I ever show my face again. What a traitor I am. Things like that."
"And she's telling you these things out of the goodness of her heart, or does she have some other motivation?"
"August is smart. Smart enough not to believe a story like Jasmine's without some sort of evidence. I think she wanted to hear my side. Or maybe she just wanted to make sure I didn't look like a...I believe she said a chew toy left under the couch."
For the first time since entering the bathroom, Aden's mouth relaxed. It wasn't quite a smile, but there was enough humor there for Darren to comfortably exhale.
"Obviously, she just didn't know where to look." His hand slipped out from within his armpit to dust away invisible lint from Darren's shirtfront. "You should have told me you were meeting an Argenti agent, though. I would expect anyone in my pack to tell me about potential danger, and whether she's your friend or not, she's still dangerous."
"I know what she's capable of." And furthermore, Darren knew what he was capable of. Despite Aden's warning, Darren wasn't exactly a weakling. He had been trained for nearly his entire life to fight and kill werewolves. August didn't have any moves that Darren couldn't predict. "If any of them ever contact me again, you'll be the first to know."
"I better be." His gaze dropped to Darren's mouth, heavy-lidded and hungry. "I didn't choose you just to lose you this soon."
Darren's earlier annoyance dissipated, like it always did when Aden looked at him that way. He stepped closer, inhaling the soft, familiar scent of Aden's cologne. He liked the spicy scent that couldn't quite hide Aden's natural musk, and Darren didn't want anything more than to nuzzle against Aden's cheek and neck. As near as he could tell, Aden radiated some sort of pheromone or hormone. Something that clouded Darren's mind and made him forget everything except being as close as humanly possible.
"You're not going to lose me any time soon. I think you might be stuck with me for awhile."
A large hand came up to cup the back of Darren's head. Aden's strength was implacable, though the last thing Darren wanted was to pull away. He remained motionless as Aden bent his head to drag his tongue along the sharp line of Darren's jaw. It was slow and deliberate, and left his heart racing, anxious for all the promise that sensual mouth held.
"Are you always going to be this much trouble?" came the silken query. "Because I might have to start thinking of new ways to teach you some lessons if that's the case."
Darren shivered at the promise. Before meeting Aden, he hadn't been interested in anybody teaching him certain lessons. "Honestly? I probably will be. But I think you knew that when you met me."
His low chuckle reverberated right through Darren, shooting straight to his cock. "Sometimes I think that's exactly why I chose you."
Darren turned his head, pressing his lips to Aden's jaw. His skin wasn't smooth. Light stubble brushed against his mouth. "You do enjoy a challenge. I've noticed that about you."
Slowly, Aden rubbed his thumb in small, hypnotic circles at the base of Darren's ear. His breath was already quicker, and when he shifted slightly to pull Darren closer into his body, his cock was hard against Darren's hip. "How am I supposed to sit through my meeting with you on the other side of the room?" Aden licked along the outer curve of his lobe, catching the fleshy bit between his teeth. "I'm not going to be able to give Mr. Oakes my undivided attention."
"That is unfortunate." Darren tilted his head, trying to encourage Aden to move down his neck. There was a spot just below his ear that made everything inside Darren flare to life. Especially when Aden used his teeth. "Would it be easier to concentrate if I finish my lunch somewhere else?"
"No, because then I'll spend all my time wondering what you're doing, and why you're not under the table distracting me even more."