In the Hours of Darkness by Tygati #AfternoonDelight #Review

Posted September 30, 2015 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 7 Comments

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In the Hours of Darkness by Tygati #AfternoonDelight #Review
In the Hours of Darkness

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Series: #1 No Man’s Land
Genres: M/M Romance, Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Less Than Three Press
Released on September 30, 2015
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Cowboys + Dragons + Sci-Fi = A must-read story. The author created a fun western sci-fi that took place on a distant frontier planet with harsh conditions involving a colony of humans making their way in a tough world where the dragon riders fearlessly protect the people.

During the day, Charlie Colcord is the sheriff of frontier town, Deadwood Gulch. He works to protect his town from the dangerous wild denizens of the planet and keep the laws of civilization in this harsh land. Charlie is an impressive man of six and a half feet with bright red hair, but what he is known for besides being the most successful sheriff of the colony is his taming of a wild and feral dragon, Zorevan, who tolerates no one, but him and will ferociously protect his rider.

But in the night, Charlie’s secret life takes over and it is in the hours before dawn that he is happiest with the one other being who shares his secret.

This is a short story that engaged me from the start. I loved the setting mashing up western with sci-fi and the inclusion of the dragons and dragon riders was abso-fabulous. Charlie and Zorevan were a great team and it was exciting to see them work at rescuing folks from the creatures of the wild and fighting it out with some of the deadlier ones. Charlie’s steamy night life and the surprise secret he keeps was also a satisfying part of the story. His time with his secret companion was sheer fun and delight.

The story is goes fast, but it was developed and had great appeal. My only disappointment was that it ended and I still wanted more. Fortunately, this is the first of a series of stories. I don’t know if it will continue to follow with Charlie as the hero, but I sure hope so although getting his cousin’s story might be fun, too.

In summary, it lived up to my excited expectations and I am chomping at the bit for the next installment. Those who enjoy m/m romance and appreciate the blend of sci-fi and western elements should grab this up.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.