Hunters' Watch Brigade: The Game
by Paula Millhouse
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 15 Jun 2018 | Archive Date 04 Jan 2019
Bell Bridge Books, ImaJinn Books
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remarkable literary piece you would love from beginning to end.”—Bibliophile
Angel Reviews on Hunters’ Watch Brigade: Initiation
A demigod’s work is never done . . .
All monster hunter Samantha Silverton wants is a little R&R. She and her sexy partner/cat shifter Max have a week off in the city that never sleeps, and she intends to enjoy it. But before she can pack her suitcase, she’s caught up in the middle of a wicked game—a smartphone app driven scavenger hunt that’s bringing all the big, bad supernaturals to NYC to play. The bad part? The game was the brainchild of Alex Van Dam—Sam’s first love. What’s worse? She has to play alone.
Maximillion Ra hasn’t quite got a handle on his unique shifter magic yet. He’s in love with Sam, but if he’s ever going to be any good to her, he has to face his family’s curse. But how can he leave Sam now, especially with her old flame in the picture?
Alex Van Dam isn’t interested in who wins his game. He just wants to find the final prize—an ancient Greek relic. Once he has it, he’ll use the artifact’s magic to control all the supernaturals in Manhattan, starting with the Hunters’ Watch Brigade.
Only Sam stands in his way. And without Max by her side, even the monster hunting daughter of Poseidon has to wonder if she stands a chance . . .
Paula Millhouse was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, where Spanish moss whispers tales in breezes from the Atlantic Ocean to her soul. As a child, she soaked in the sunshine and heritage of cobblestones, pirate lore, and stories steeped in savory mysteries of the South.
She lives in the mountains now, but honors her Southern heritage as a story teller by sharing high-heat adventures with her readers. Escape your daily routine with books where justice does exist, true love is worth fighting for, and happily ever afters are expected.
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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! Love this series! I will be buying the whole series when I can! The cover is beautiful and eye catching…at least to me it is! This is the 2nd book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content and violence. I highly recommend reading the books in order, so you understand the world and characters. This is an amazing world, and you don’t want to miss any of it! I love how feisty Sam is, and she is always wanting to do things her way. Sam and Max get into some trouble with Shade where Shade places all the blame on Max. His powers are still wonky, and he needs to deal with the family curse. Max likes to protect everyone, and he loves Sam. There is all sorts of adventure in this book. It is a page-turner that I couldn’t put down. I love books like this that are packed with action where you never know what will happen next. I don’t want to give anything away, so read this series! I highly recommend to any paranormal fan because this book has it all! There is magic, witches, vamps, shifters, gods & goddess (both Greek and Egyptian), demigods, and a lot of awesomeness! I can’t wait for the next book!!
The second book in the Hunters' Watch Brigade series, The Game is a really good read, the dynamic storyline and well developed characters makes this series a truly refreshing read. I am so glad I took the chance on Ms Millhouse and I will definitely be reading more of her books
HWB: The Game is not your typical story—it’s a fascinating literary hybrid of mythological fantasy with strands of reality. Reading the book itself was a pleasant treat to yourself; A story you will surely love from beginning to end. Hunter’s Watch Brigade: The Game is the second book of the HWB Series. The book is under the urban fantasy genre, with paranormal romance elements. So, let’s slowly dissect the information in this novel. The characters somehow were many, they were obviously, presented in the first book, and a few additional characters in the current book. The good thing about this book is they were able to introduce the characters in a way that even if you missed the book one, you won’t get lost. As for the additional, they were slowly presented, with characteristics that you won’t confuse. The storyline, however, is not just your typical urban fantasy with magic, death. Well, kudos to the author, but this is the only book that tackles about a phone application that will somehow affect everyone, and the protagonist, Sam, was all-out, questioning the internet that we, millennials, or the generation today just disregard for the sake of just being in “trend.” In the books I previously reviewed, I never ever read a book that raises awareness about the bad effects of sharing information on the app or just plainly on the internet. I mean, who does that? Only Ms. Paula is bold enough to raise and write a book about it, and I bet, Kitty Rara and Sam will not always be around to save the day. The book will surprise you with every turn of the page; somehow Ms. Paula created another book that will catch your attention and you will surely not let go. So, if you’re going to ask me, will you recommend the book to other readers, hell yes. Was it good? It was perfect. At the rate how things are going, you could stay that this book is a one of a kind indeed. A little bit of mythology, sacrifice, and love—it’s truly a perfect book. Oh, mind you, the rated scenes from the first book was almost toned down that I can definitely recommend this to readers around 15.
This is the second book in the Hunters' Watch Brigade series. I haven't read the first book yet but this works well as a stand alone. i enjoyed the story quite a bit even though some of the actions of the characters were a bit off. The premise is that there are a group of supernatural beings, the Hunters' Watch Brigade, that are taxed with policing other supernaturals who are up to no good. Demigod Sam and her guardian protector Max are on their way to take some vacation time when they are tasked to do just one more job. Things get fouled up and the vacay is cancelled. An old flame of Sam's has developed an exciting new gaming app to help him recover a powerful artifact that was stolen from Artemis, Sam's cousin. The artifact in the wrong hands could be used to control the world. Sam must retrieve it before anyone else gets their hands on it. Unfortunately, at this critical time, Max must go on a quest of his own in order to learn how to control his own magic. Max and Sam are used to relying on each other but have to learn to work separately to conquer their individual journeys. It's a fun book if you don't take it to seriously. I will probably go back and read the first book for fun. I received an ARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review.
Samantha , a demi-god is a member of the Hunters Watch Brigade. They protect people including paranorms from evil. Vampires, demi -,gods, shifters and Gods are aware of what's going on. Some wizards and witches and other paranormal go bad especially when a prize is involved. Someone has decided that playing this game kind of like Pokemon would be fun but the prizes are so much more dangerous. Max is Sam's boyfriend who watches her back and is a child of Bast and cat shifter. The team get together and try to find out what the game is and try to stop it before anyone can get hurt or killed. I received this book from Net Galley for an honest review and no compensation otherwise.
In the debut for this series, Hunters’ Watch Brigade: Initiation, I was introduced to Samantha Silverton and her familiar Maximillion Ra. They were a quirky pair of monster hunters and an unlikely romance combination but their chemistry and fighting skills worked well together both on the field and off. In this book, Hunters’ Watch Brigade: The Game, Max has just graduated from the Hunters’ Watch Brigade basic training and both him and Sam had some scheduled R&R they were excited about taking. Since their relationship had gone from partnership to intimacy they had not had much time to just enjoy each other’s company and they were looking forward to spending two weeks in Manhattan. Unfortunately, nothing is every that easy for Sam and Max. Turns out that a blast from Sam’s past was ramping up a scavenger hunting game that was set to wreak havoc on the non-magical and magical alike. This was not a good time for this type of situation to be occurring, one because Sam really wanted this vacation and two, because Max was having shifting issues. In order to deal with those shifting issues he was going to need to set out on a vision quest, which meant that he would have to leave and that was not something that he would even consider. Sam’s safety meant everything to him, but if he was honest with himself he would admit that his inability to deal with his shifting magic was making his ability to protect her more harmful then helpful and that was a hard pill to swallow. Also back in this story was Sam’s boss’s nemesis and he is still just as determined to kill Shade by any means necessary. Shade’s nemesis is a sociopath and in this story he meets someone who is just as nuts as he is, which does not bode well for Shade or the Hunters’ Watch Brigade. His involvement and Alex’s determination to use humanity at large to unearth a prized relic is creating chaos of the worst kind and bringing both the witches and the wizards of New York City into a turf war of epic proportions. All Sam and Max wanted was to enjoy each other’s company for a couple of weeks, not to have to be battling with bad guys who are determined to destroy everything that they hold dear, but when you are humanity’s last line of defense and duty calls what can you do?! I had a wonderful time reading this action packed urban fantasy that also included both Egyptian and Greek deities, dangerous monsters, and even some ooh la la paranormal romance! Though a large focus on this story is about Sam and Max, they are actually separated and dealing with their own issues for most of the time, which I liked because it gave more depth to the characters themselves. It definitely made Sam and Max likable as individual characters and not a mash up where you only saw them only as a couple. I also loved that this story was told from multiple points of view, the most common was Sam or Max, but I also read from the bad guy’s point of view and I always like to understand all the characters motivations, so that was nice. There was so much to love in Hunters’ Watch Brigade: The Game, it was an exciting read from start to finish and the action was non-stop! There are villains, some crazy, nearly impossible, situations, and through it all Sam and Max developing as a couple. If you are a fan of urban fantasy I highly recommend both the book and the series to you! *Thank you to ImaJinn Books & NetGalley for this eARC of Hunters’ Watch Brigade: The Game* This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.
Hunters' Watch Brigade: The Game is the second book in the Hunters' Watch Brigade series, and we reunite with Sam, Max, Shade, Cyn, Helmina, Miss Daisy, Tex, and the rest of the crew. We start off in the thick of the action as Sam and Max try to stop a thieving wizard. It turns out he is just the start, as a game is being played that could have serious consequences. On top of that, Max is struggling. He only has six weeks from his shift to show his allegiance to Bast in the form of a vision quest. Until he does that, his magic isn't all it could be, and it puts Sam in danger. This is a great continuation of the first book. Sam and Max actually spend much of this one apart from each other, but that just makes it all the better when they reunite. I would love to know more about Max's fourth level, but it looks like the third will just have to do. Sam misses Max, but has to learn how to work without him in the meantime. I loved her going to Olympus, and speaking with Artemis. I thought that was perfectly written, just how I would imagine the Greek Gods playing! As usual, there were no editing or grammatical errors that jolted me from the story. With great characters and excellent world building, I found the pacing to be well timed, with the transition from one scene to the next smooth. I have no hesitation in recommending either this book, or the series so far. Can't wait to read more.