Christmas Noir by Barbara Karmazin
Rated X-mas
Loose Id
Futuristic Nontraditional Christmas Paranormal
ISBN: 978-1-59632-367-4
Reviewed by Shannon



Shannon McNal is scared.  Someone is killing hermaphrodites, and she is frightened that she’s going to be next.  Unfortunately, her protectors are only making it worse, tying her up in knots over her attraction for them both.  This is completely horrid timing, especially when she finds out they already are a couple.  Besides, even if they were single, she doesn’t think either would be interested in a relationship with her.

Detectives Tannamae Jones and Fergus DeSoto are determined to stick to Shannon, even though they realize that their presence is making her uncomfortable.  The more they find out about her, the more drawn to her they are.

Placed together, the three are starting to have less than pure thoughts about each other.  The more time they spend together, the more Tanny, Fergus and Shannon become closer.  Unfortunately, there is still someone out there who wants to hurt Shannon in the worst possible way.  Is it possible for these three to resolve their relationship and keep Shannon safe?

Christmas Noir is, quite simply, a stunning combination of heat, emotion and suspense.  Shannon is an incredibly relatable character; all of her feelings are understandable and served to draw me into the story.  I fell in love with her struggles, her feelings of loneliness and her happiness and joy when she realized that she might be able to get what she wants.  Christmas Noir  is a must-read for anyone looking for something different.

Publisher’s Notes: This book contains content that may be offensive to some readers: m/f/m ménage; m/m sexual contact.  Christmas Noir was previously released in last year's Rated X-mas anthology.  As one of the stories in the anthology is no longer available, Christmas Noir has been broken out for individual sale.


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