Sunday, May 24, 2015

eARC Review, Excerpt & The Agency Series Tour (3 books) by Jacey Holbrand

The Agency Series by +Jacey Holbrand

Genre: Erotic, Gay, Science Fiction, Romance

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

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Category: Gay, Erotic, Science Fiction with male pregnancies

Book 1 – The Encounter

Evan ‘Zen’ Zenas is the top agent at The Agency and is known for his brusque demeanor. He’s also known to be tough on trainees. Those who find themselves under his tutelage usually don’t last long. When he’s assigned a new assistant, Seth Trivos, Zen’s faced with questions about his past he’s not too keen on answering.
Seth Trivos knew Evan once upon a time, loved him even, but when Evan disappeared, he unknowingly broke Seth’s heart. Now, he’s in Evan’s world as the newest recruit at The Agency, and he’s looking for answers.
Will Zen chase away another new assistant because he doesn’t want to open up about a past encounter or will being forced on a case together make him face the demons he’s been trying to hide from?
May/December, male-male, erotic romance

A new protégé was in his future—if his earlier glimpse of the young pup coming to report for his first day of work was any indication.

Another rookie. The Chief loved to give him “the fresh fish.” He said if the trainees could survive him and his attitude, they could survive anything. He couldn’t argue. The work he did for The Agency was serious, and he expected others to take it the same way. Unfortunately, a good portion of the new employees who came in didn’t. They treated what went on with the cases as a novelty.

Stupid reality shows, making the search for the paranormal, supernatural, and alien existence seem like easy fun. Real people had real issues. They needed tobe treated with respect.

Luckily, he did have a way of reading people and cutting through the bullshit, and most people couldn’t handle his frankness. It’s the reason why his boss gave him the newbies. He weeded out the nonserious adventure-seekers. All three “fish” he had in the past year and a half left The Agency and went on to other careers. When the third left, the guy said he was going to go work in his brother’s
kennel—the bitches there would be nicer to him.

So be it. Zen liked working alone.

Chief’s office door stood open an inch. Before entering, he decided to take a moment to assess the situation. Always good to get the lay of the land before stepping into something new. Peering in, he fixed his gaze on the recent hire standing opposite Owen, who was sitting at his desk, and purposely eavesdropped on the conversation.

The new guy was already nitpicking his role at The Agency. His main beef: working with Zen on assignments.

Book 2 – Breeding Seth

Evan Zenas and Seth Trivos had a tumultuous start to their relationship which has finally mellowed out. But now, something is wrong with Seth. Concerned for his health, Evan convinces his boyfriend to see the doctor, and the prognosis is alarming.
Seth is pregnant.
The mystery is how.
Not only is their relationship at stake due to the life altering news so is Seth’s life.
gay erotic sci-fi story.

He looked at Doctor Hayes. “It is real, right? I mean this isn’t some kind of twisted dream or alternate reality that we’re in, is it?”

“I’m afraid not,” the doctor said, keeping a level gaze upon the two of them. There was no hint of guile in his serious expression. “We’re all very much awake and present. Mr. Trivos is most certainly pregnant.”

Seth’s gaze darted to Doctor Adams, then Doctor Hayes, and back to Evan. “Oh God, Zen. You’re right. I should have been more concerned about what was going on with me much sooner. What about all the prenatal care I’ve not done? Has my neglect put our child in danger? What if because I’m a man carrying her, there are genetic or chromosomal defects? What—”

“Seth.” Doctor Adams interrupted, lifting and pushing her hand toward the floor a few times as if to say, calm down. “Everything is fine. Your baby is fine. Your blood work came back completely normal. It is all as it should be. Remember, there have been women who never knew they were pregnant until they had the baby, and the child was fine. You and your little one will be okay.”

Taking a deep breath, Seth nodded. “Sure. Sure. Everything’s okay.” He breathed deep again. “I’ve always dreamed of having a girl, someone who’d be able to pal around with the boys and then be completely feminine as well.” Seth paused.

Alarm shot through Evan as he watched Seth’s fingers dig into his swollen abdomen and turn white along with the rest of his skin. “Seth! Is something wrong?”

Seth shook his head. “No, I feel fine. I just think… No. I don’t think. I know how this happened.”

Book 3 – Cooper's Condition

Cooper Hanes has met the love of his life, Doctor Micha Levi, and the chemistry between them is instant and hot. Yet life takes a turn when they go on a fateful trip.
Alien abduction. Experimentation.
Cooper’s left to deal with the greatest challenge of the ordeal.
Being pregnant.
Can their lives and love survive the aftermath of the encounter and the changes that come with Cooper’s condition?

“You’ve been here before, right? Any suggestions, Micha?”

“Yes, I have. Are you allergic to, or don’t like, anything in particular?”

“No to both. I like to try just about anything.”

Micha tipped up his lips in a sexy half smile, implying he understood the double
entendre of Cooper’s statement. “If you don’t mind me doing so, Iwill order for the both of us.”

“Go for it.”

Doctor Levi picked up the menu, pointed at it and rattled off the French names of the foods with ease along with the names of the wine pairings.

Cooper realized he could listen to Micha’s exotic voice speak French all night long, even if he were just reading the side of a cereal box. Happier than he’d been in a long time, he enjoyed the chance to observe Micha. Handsome, smart, worldly, and with an overall good personality. He’d really lucked out with his find this time. A complete change from the lunk-heads he normally dated.

The waiter left and Micha returned his focus to him again. “So, how about me what?”

“Huh?” Smooth, idiot. Think quick. What had I asked him before my hormones switched my

“Right. Children. Do you have any? Want any?”

“No children yet. It’d be nice to have a couple of them.” Micha reached out and clasped Cooper’s hand. “With the right person.” He rubbed the back of Cooper’s hand with his thumb.

A hot sizzle raced up Cooper’s arm. Anticipation of taking things further with Micha thickened the air in his lungs and his cock.

“How about you?”

I’d bear your children if I could.

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 3.5 of 4 Stars
(Based on Short&Light Read Category)

Cooper's Condition is the next episode to this intriguing, sci-fi conspiracy theory series. Reading sorta like watching The X-Files, this third episode just deepens the mystery of why men are suddenly getting abducted by aliens and getting impregnated. Not the natural way, by the third and fourth encounter ways. The men are left with a dreamlike memory of an abuse and there is nothing they could do to stop the dreams from happening. Their partners are getting strange as their ailments are getting stranger.

In this episode, Seth establishes a support group for alien abductees and meets Cooper. A mild mannered man seemingly going through a rough time with his partner, Micha Levi. What once was a beautiful life has turned sour. What once was a loving and devoted partner, had turned abusive and obsessive. The possessiveness is not helping matters. What makes it worse, Cooper is going through physical changes.

It is almost too late before Seth realizes Cooper's delicate condition and it is only through Evan's cold intervention do they save his life. Cooper becomes the second male pregnancy and Seth is not finding the answers to the how and the why.

Are there more of these male pregnancies than they know going on? Who are they? Where are they? Why is Evan acting strange? What information is Evan keeping from Seth? Will their love survive through the secrets and abductions?

This is a series that reads more like installments of hour long episodes. The way it is written, if one were to read one, they would not probably get lost for there is enough back story to support the preceding books in the current ones. However, just like that cult sci-fi series I loved to follow, missing one will mean a loss of information.

Hints are dropped here and there, seemingly without meaning. If you decide to pick this up, be prepared of the sudden or hanging endings. This is a truly intriguing and strange series which I am getting hooked on. Unfortunately, it's only the third installment and I need to wait out for the succeeding ones to be released.


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  1. Thank you for being part of this tour. I really appreciate your support.

    Kay xx

  2. Thank you for hosting me and for the lovely review! Love & blessings ~ Jacey