Saturday, September 15, 2018

Release Blitz Review: The Hunt by J.M. Dabney and Davidson King

The Hunt
by J.M. Dabney and Davidson King
Release Date: September 15, 2018
Genre: M/M Romantic Suspense

Disgraced detective turned private investigator, Ray Clancy, left the force with a case unsolved. Finding the killer was no longer his problem, but it still haunted him. How long would he survive the frustration of not knowing before he gave into the compulsion of his nature to solve the crime?

Server, Andrew Shay, existed where he didn’t feel he belonged, living behind the guise of a costume. Yet it paid the bills, and he refused to complain about the little things in life. One night he returned home from work to find his roommate dead and the killer still there. Afraid and alone, his life spiraled and he didn’t know what to do. Could a detective at his core and a scared young man join forces to bring down the killer in their midst?

The Hunt is a strong romantic suspense, in fact I find myself more intrigued with the serial killer case from the beginning. Ray is the hardened by life ex-cop who had seen too much and tired of all the bullshit, but he is relentless about solving the murders of the young gay men in the city. Andy is a server who witnessed the murder of his roommate and decided to call upon Ray to help him. 

I love the suspense plot of the story, which detailed Ray's investigative work and the paranoia that cloud Andy's life. Andy is desperately in need of help and Ray is more than willing to assist. I read the entire book in one night, trying to figure out who-done-it because I knew most of the time the culprit is someone we know. 

As for the romance angle, I didn't really connect with both Ray and Andy in the first half of the book. I find there is lack of sexual tension and chemistry. They sorta just came together without much fanfare and their first kiss kinda caught me off guard. But as the story went on, their relationship started to grow on me and of course I enjoy seeing Ray went all heroic trying to safe Andy and all that. I also like the supporting characters, especially Bradford and Ritchie. I hope they will get their own book and provide us with glimpse into Ray and Andy's life in future.

J.M. Dabney is a multi-genre author who writes mainly LGBT romance and fiction. She lives with a constant diverse cast of characters in her head. No matter their size, shape, race, etc. she lives for one purpose alone, and that’s to make sure she does them justice and give them the happily ever after they deserve. J.M. is dysfunction at its finest and she makes sure her characters are a beautiful kaleidoscope of crazy. There is nothing more she wants from telling her stories than to show that no matter the package the characters come in or the damage their pasts have done, that love is love. That normal is never normal and sometimes the so-called broken can still be amazing.

Davidson King, always had a hope that someday her daydreams would become real-life stories. As a child, you would often find her in her own world, thinking up the most insane situations. It may have taken her awhile, but she made her dream come true with her first published work, Snow Falling.

When she’s not writing you can find her blogging away on Diverse Reader, her review and promotional site. She managed to wrangle herself a husband who matched her crazy and they hatched three wonderful children.

If you were to ask her what gave her the courage to finally publish, she’d tell you it was her amazing family and friends. Support is vital in all things and when you’re afraid of your dreams, it will be your cheering section that will lift you up.