Friday, January 2, 2015

Best Shifter Book of 2014 *THIRDS Series by Charlie Cochet*

Picking a shifter book as a favorite is HARD! When I read Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet I was all, "Oh yeah, this is it. Then there was Blood & Thunder (book 2) and then I was all, "Hmmm... this is freaking incredible too." I read book 3 Rack & Ruin and knew... ALL 3 of these (That all published in 2014) were not only the best shifter books I've read in 2014 but, in my opinion, best shifter books I have EVER read. So THIRDS Series by Charlie Cocket books 1-3 WIN Best Shifter Book(s) of 2014.

*Note* Book 4 Rise& Fall is available on February 2nd BUT you can preorder it on Dreamspinner Press right now.

Here are books 1-3

Hell & High Water:
When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.
Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.

Blood & Thunder:
When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta, and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order’s propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there’s a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order’s intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he’d left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.

Rack & Ruin:

New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly immerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.

Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.


Hell & High Water:
You can tell a lot about a series by the first book. I have heard about this series for some time and after reading Charlie Cochet's North Pole Series I checked it out! LOVE LOVE LOVE It was amazing. I am so excited to read the other 2 in this series! Dex is by far OUTSTANDING. He's hilarious, witty, tough, and smart! Paired up with Sloane, you feel how unstoppable they are. The entire THIRDS team is so well put together and Charlie has done an outstanding job of describing and getting each character "screen time" I feel attached to them all! This was a high powered story full of suspense, mystery, humor, and even heart break. FABULOUS read!

Blood & Thunder:
This series gets better and better and better. Dex has ALL the qualities a person falls in love with and Sloane breaks your heart... they are perfect for each other LOL! I feel as I read this series the parallels with how the LGBT community is perceived is how the Therians are in this. I may be wrong but that's how I feel. It's such a moving series and high octane entertainment! 

Rack & Ruin:
Book hangover in full effect! I read these 3 books in 3 days I couldn't stop reading! AMAZING series! I need more. These characters are some of the best I've read in a VERY long time! Plot is amazing, writing is flawless! I am wholeheartedly in love with this series and am desperate for more. I'm addicted!!!! Captivating series so far and I highly recommend you grab them!!!!! 

Dreamspinner Press

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