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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Voice for the Silent by T.A. Chase

Voice for the Silent
T. A. Chase

Publisher: Amber Quill Press
format: ebook
Release Date: Jan 2011
pages: 55,000 words
book info/purchase link

from my personal shelves

warning: this is an "alternative" lifestyles erotic novel

from the publisher:
Investigating and busting dog-fighting rings is what police officer Julio Herendez lives to do. Defending the innocent and vulnerable from monsters makes his day. So when he meets Paine “BB” Addison, Julio finds himself wanting to save the abused young man from the cruel world he’s also been forced to survive.

Paine exists in an environment where the weak and innocent are exploited for entertainment. The men who use him for their perverted pleasure and fight the dogs don’t care about the physical or emotional damage they inflict upon their victims, both animal and human. Paine lives from day to day, doing what he can to heal the wounds suffered by others, but unable to help or heal himself.

When Julio and Paine meet, it triggers a chain of events that rocks both their worlds to the foundations. But can they also bring justice for the silent victims?

My thoughts
T. A. Chase does it again, just with a darker side. The sexual tension carries through the book but it is overshadowed by the story of pain & cruelty. I know it is a fictional story but I've seen enough news programs to see a kernel of truth. I want to rescue a dog. And a child. Maybe more than one. I cried at the helplessness and cringed at the squalor and felt real anger. Ms. Chase does a fabulous job of bringing us into the story and making the characters real. This story may start at a dog fight and involve the underbelly of humanity but it is ultimately a story of love, hope and survival.

There is a bit of a cliffhanger at the end but this is, above all, a romance, so there has to be a happy ever after. Right?

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Yvonne said...

This sounds like a really good book.

The Bookworm said...

Great review. The pain & cruelty aspect of the story would upset me though.


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