Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spotlight, Review, & Giveaway: Daylight Again by SE Jakes

Thanks so much for hosting a spotlight of my new release— Daylight Again!  It’s book 3 in the Hell or High Water series, and it’s the return of Prophet and Tommy.  And Mal.  And Cillian.  And, as usual, some surprises.  Hang on for another wild (and hot) ride!

Daylight Again (Hell or High Water #3) by SE Jakes
Riptide Publishing
Novel: 265pgs
5 Pants Off

Before Prophet Drews can have a future, he must first put his past to rest.

Prophet Drews is a man on the edge, and he’s pulling Tom Boudreaux, his partner on the job and in real life, right over with him. When his old CO calls in a favor, Prophet asks Tom to join the off-the-grid rescue. But the mission raises all of Prophet’s old ghosts: CIA assassins, the terrorist Sadiq, and most importantly, John—traitor, former teammate, and Prophet’s first love.

To help bury those ghosts for good, Prophet and Tom gather the members of Prophet’s former SEAL team . . . and a spook named Cillian who’s been tailing Prophet for years. In the process, Prophet is forced to face his team’s shifting loyalties, ghosts who refuse to stay dead, and scariest of all, his own limitations.

With everyone’s lives in danger, Prophet and Tom must unravel a tangled knot of secrets, including their own. Prophet must decide how much to reveal to Tom, while Tom must decide how far he’s willing to go to help Prophet lay his ghosts to rest.

So, I am a HUGE SE Jakes fan. I have loved Prophet and Tommy from the very first book. I’ve read the first two books multiple times and I couldn’t wait to read this book. So, with lots of fan girl glee….Let’s Go!!

We’re back with Prophet and Tommy about 4 months after the events in Long Time Gone (book 2 in the Hell or High Water series). Tommy has moved into Prophet’s place and they are still as sizzling as ever. Prophet gets a call to help his former CO rescue his brother that has been abducted. Prophet accepts and asks Tommy to come along. Of Course Tommy does and boy does this story really start popping off the pages.

We get such a deeper look into Prophet’s past and a lot of what he’s had to deal with. I had to stop reading a couple of times and just take a few moments to get my head back into the game. I felt so much more connected to Prophet than I was prior. You see so much more of Prophet’s vulnerabilities in this book.

Tommy is such a strong character in this book, and he really becomes a rock for Prophet. He goes along with Prophet on these missions and he’s so on his game. He is so strong for Prophet in this book. He’s got Prophet’s back and front as well. As Prophet starts to give Tommy more information on his life, Tommy is a rock! He stands tall and allows Prophet to lean on him.

You get to get see more of Cillian, Mal and the rest of Prophet’s team. It was really great to see them together as a whole. I loved that she put a part of Mal and Cillian’s story into this book. It showed such wonderful continuity that flowed well from each book. It really makes me want the next Mal and Cillian book BADLY!! It was great to see the team working in a field situation and kicking some Serious Booty!! Those guys are pretty damn AMAZING!!

Now, there were some baddies in this story as well. Sadiq that we met in Catch A Ghost (book 1 of the Hell or High Water series) is still his horrible self and Holy Hannah, I still Hate him!! Sadiq isn’t in the story much, but he always seems to give good page time with what he has. Lansing is another character that we saw but didn’t know who he was. Now, when the book starts out and you get to know who Lansing is….Man, I wanted to punch him in the throat. He’s a bad guy and it’s in a totally different way than Sadiq, but I Hated him more. Read the book and you’ll know why.

So, being the SE Jakes fan girl that I am, I have to say that you know that her sex scenes are hot and very passionate. That did not change in this book. In fact, I felt that the intimate moments between Proph and Tommy really bonded them together. It’s a way that they can truly show how they feel. It was beautiful to watch these two men fall deeper in love with one another. Never fear when it comes to smoking hot sex scenes from SE Jakes, it was hot enough to melt my Kindle.

I love the fact that as usual, SE gave you morsels of information that you’ll need later on. She’s really good at that. So even though you’re reading this book or hell any of her books that she’s already getting you excited about the next one and Boy….Did She!! I can’t wait for the next book. It’s not gonna come fast enough.

From the first words until the very last one…you were on a thrill ride and it never stopped. You will go through some serious emotional swings in this book and that’s just what a really captivating book does and SE does that in spades!!

So Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride That is….Daylight Again!!!

5 Pants Off


God, Prophet fucking loved a good bar fight—hadn’t had one in a while. He sent tables and chairs flying, was more cautious with actual people, but hell, anyone who came at him got a good, sharp right hook.

Ren had, of course, started the fight when Mal gave the signal that Cillian was heading toward the bar. Now, Prophet and Tom were the only ones from their group left inside the bar, and Tom ambled over to him while he waited by the dancers’ platform that was mostly unharmed. As were the dancers.

“You all right?” Tom asked.

Prophet nodded, noting that Tom looked entirely too pleased with himself. “That felt good.”

Tom shook his head.

“What? I needed to release some tension.” Prophet stretched his neck. “I definitely don’t get to do that often enough.”

“There are other ways to relieve tension, Proph.”

“I know that. And now I’m going to try one of them.”

He grabbed Tom and yanked him close, rubbing his rough-stubbled cheek against Tom’s, knowing full well Tom loved the scratch and burn. “You fought too, Cajun.”

“Self-defense, pure and simple,” he protested. “And I saw Mal and Cillian. We were clear before the fight.”

“And after. Saw Cillian leave with the majority of the crowds,” Prophet confirmed. “Where were they?”

“Closer to the back.” Tom waved a hand casually in that direction. “Shouldn’t we leave?”

“Not till we get the all clear.”

He pulled Tommy onto the dance floor, wrapping around him, burying his face in Tommy’s neck. Tom did the same as they swayed. Partly so they wouldn’t be spotted, but mainly because it was really nice to be able to hold Tom like this.

“Want to fuck you right here,” Prophet murmured. “Get on my knees, suck you. Then turn you around, hold you against the pillar and take you in front of everyone.”

Tom groaned against Prophet’s ear.

“Ah, you like that idea,” Prophet shifted his glance to another couple, made sure Tom noticed they were stroking each other.

“Fuck,” Tom muttered. “We need to go to clubs more often.”

“Right,” Prophet teased. “Because we don’t have enough sex.” But really, sex with Tommy was everything. It was where and how he’d gotten the best possible education on everything Tommy—and he was well aware that Tom had gotten the same information on him. Until you really knew what someone was like in bed, you didn’t really know them at all.

“Never enough,” Tom informed him seriously. “And maybe I’d push you onto your knees. Then down on the ground. Spread you and fuck you in front of everyone.”

Prophet hissed a breath, bared his throat slightly. “You’d make me perform?”

“You’d fucking love it, Proph.”

Fuck yeah, he would. “When this is all over . . . that.”

“Yeah, that,” Tom echoed.

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SE Jakes writes m/m romance. She believes in happy endings and fighting for what you want in both fiction and real life. She lives in New York with her family and most days, she can be found happily writing (in bed). No really…
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