Irregulars

As Wave once put it this is royalty writing here indeed I ve enjoyed each of these author s works separately but together they created a world so multi faceted and unique that someone could easily

As Wave once put it, this is royalty writing here indeed. I've enjoyed each of these author's works separately, but together, they created a world so multi-faceted and unique that someone could easily write dozens of stories inside it without repeating themselves once. Fantastic, alluring, and simply awesome. All stories are set in the same universe, and each story contains a mystery, a romance, an aspect of worldbuilding, and a message. This setup, and of course their shared universe, connects the stories to make four pieces an almost seamless whole, but there's also a distinct individuality to each novella which I'd attribute mostly to each author's personal preferences and style. Mind you, we've got four masters of their craft at work here, so each novella contains all aspects, and all stories are beautifully woven, but each story focuses on one particular aspect of the basic scheme. In order of appearance: Cherries Worth Getting by Nicole KimberlingBeing in the forefront, this story had to paint the backdrop for the other three, which it did with subtle perfection by using bold strokes. Sounds contradictory? Well it isn't. The key was using a normal place - Portland, in this case, - and a normal activity - buying food from a food cart - and then dropping a bomb smack in the middle of this peaceful scenery - human meat as contraband. From there, I felt irresistibly sucked into a world where blissfully oblivious humans live side by side with beings from other realms, where everybody could be wearing a disguise and next to nothing is quite like it seems. Human meat is a traditional dish among otherworldly races like for example goblins and vampires, but recently it has become a sought-after delicacy for food-crazy humans, too. Of course, if you want to serve human meat, you need a fresh corpse first. And since we're still in the human world here, killing of people is considered murder. This is where the Irregulars come in. Former chef turned agent Keith Curry and goblin expert Agent Gunter Heartman used to be lovers once, but their antagonistic parentage drove them apart. Now forced to work together, they slowly find their way back to each other.The focus here was on the mystery. Hunting down leads, some of them false, questioning witnesses, perpetuating evidence - the story had all the elements of a genuine murder mystery, and a very good one at that. It was also, at least to me, the most hair-rising of the four. Cannibalism, just for the thrill of it? Oh.My.God. Weaving an actually rather sweet romance into something like this, and coming out with a positive message like don't let your preconceived notions stop you from falling in love with someone, that's quite an achievement.Green Glass Beads by Josh LanyonAh, the master did it again - wove a story so full of subtle romance and sophisticated character development I couldn't help falling in love with age-old Rake, seemingly detached and single-mindedly unscrupulous investigator, and half-faery Archer, quick-witted, passionate intellectual. This story may have some exciting cat-burglar action, magic-wielding and bloodshedding, but first and foremost, it's a tender, poignant, heartwarming, and yes, VERY sexy love story. It's the most character-driven story of the four, and its message is the simple ancient wisdom that love comes with true care and consideration, and anything else is just so much noise. No Life But This by Astrid AmaraIn regard to cruelty, bloodshed and outlandishness, this was the darkest and most sinister of the four stories, in the truest sense of the word, since the world of Aztaw it introduced literally has no light. This story was also something of a maverick - although it was still set in the Irregulars universe, it created a distinct subsphere with a different set of rules. Which was also this story's biggest forte. The worldbuilding took my breath away with imagination and colorful weaving. And then, the character of Deven - an assassin who kills as easily as he breathes but still somehow managed to retain his innocent soul, which makes him something like a feral child. He's slow to trust, but once he does, he's loyal to his own death. Gruff and aloof agent Silas August balances Deven perfectly. Those two found each other slowly, almost reluctantly while the story moved around them and pulled them along with breathtaking speed to an explosive finale. Things Unseen and Deadly by Ginn HaleWhile the first story set the foundation, this last story wrapped everything up nicely, though still standing very much on its own. TO me, this story was the most intellectual of the four, from the whacked-out cookie jamboree where all characters of the other storys make cbrief cameos, to the many hidden hints and references at literature, Sidhe lore, music, Talmudian mystery and contemporary history. This story had also the most memorable character for me in Henry, the Half-Undead bum, a man forcefully stripped of all his humanity who's still the epitome of a decent considerate being. The story took a classic plot, the lost prince and his world-weary, self sacrificing knight in shining armor, and turned it into something unique and new, something very tender and touching as those two lost souls connect and ultimately save each other. Every single one of those storys was a treat on its own, but together they were just perfect. They entertained me and touched my heart, they made me think and flattered my intelligence, they made my skin crawl and my heart race in excitement and had me laughing out loud more than once. Books like this one are rare gems that stand out like lighthouse beams from the fog of mediocrity. Books like this one are the reason I read. The best Irregulars Creat Nicole Kimberling Josh Lanyon Ginn Hale Astrid Amara are Ebook NATO s Irregulars Affairs Division is a secret organization operating in thousands of cities around the globe Its agents police relations between the earthly realm and those beyond this world, protecting us from terrible dangers as well as enthralling temptations.These agents Irregulars, as they are known to the few who know them at all are drawn to the work for their oNATO s Irregulars Affairs Division is a secret organization operating in thousands of cities around the globe Its agents police relations between the earthly realm and those beyond this world, protecting us from terrible dangers as well as enthralling temptations.These agents Irregulars, as they are known to the few who know them at all are drawn to the work for their own reasons and close cases in their own unique ways.Agent Henry Falk an undead tramp brought back for a mission that might finally put him into a grave he can t climb back out of.Agent Keith Curry a former carnivore chef turned vegetarian currently dealing with a goblin problem.Agent Rake a tough and ambitious guy with a penchant for easy living and dangerous games.Agent Silas August an uncompromising jerk with a dead partner and an assignment babysitting an assassin.Four adventures from four award winning authors, all set in one amazing world Is your security clearance high enough to read on. Nicole Kimberling Josh Lanyon Ginn Hale Astrid Amara Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Irregulars book, this is one of the most wanted Nicole Kimberling Josh Lanyon Ginn Hale Astrid Amara author readers around the world. . Popular Books Irregulars Not that kind of irregular.Cherries Worth Getting, by N. Kimberling: Snappy dialogue and tight pacing. 3 starsGreen Glass Beads, by J. Lanyon: Sexy and tantalizing, with compelling leads. 2 starsNo Life But This, by A. Amara: Fresh ideas, but stupid plotting choices and occasionally clunky prose. 1 starThings Unseen and Deadly, by G. Hale: Novel and compelling, with lovely imagery and appealing leads. 4 starsOverall: three stars—no probiotic yogurt necessary!
The Irregulars TV Series Storyline The Irregulars offers a twist on the classic tale of Sherlock Holmes, by focusing on a group of children whose crime solving work is taken credit by Holmes Plot Summary Add Synopsis Irregular Definition of Irregular by Merriam Webster Irregular definition is not being or acting in accord with laws, rules, or established custom How to use irregular in a sentence Synonym Discussion of irregular. Irregular Definition of Irregular at Dictionary a person or thing that is irregular Commerce a product or material that does not meet specifications or standards of the manufacturer, as one having imperfections in its pattern. The Irregulars Irregulars The Evillious Chronicles Wiki Fandom Irregular military

  1. Nicole Kimberling Josh Lanyon Ginn Hale Astrid Amara Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Irregulars book, this is one of the most wanted Nicole Kimberling Josh Lanyon Ginn Hale Astrid Amara author readers around the world.

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  1. Not that kind of irregular.Cherries Worth Getting, by N Kimberling Snappy dialogue and tight pacing 3 starsGreen Glass Beads, by J Lanyon Sexy and tantalizing, with compelling leads 2 starsNo Life But This, by A Amara Fresh ideas, but stupid plotting choices and occasionally clunky prose 1 starThings Unseen and Deadly, by G Hale Novel and compelling, with lovely imagery and appealing leads 4 starsOverall three stars no probiotic yogurt necessary


  2. I only read Josh Lanyon s Green Glass Beads I don t care how awesome the others are I only wanted to read Lanyon s story So technically this is a dnf But it s a selective dnf I will write the review for Green Glass Beads when I am so inclined Dealing with too much shit right now to come up with anything coherent Going to submerge myself in another book Peace.


  3. As Wave once put it, this is royalty writing here indeed I ve enjoyed each of these author s works separately, but together, they created a world so multi faceted and unique that someone could easily write dozens of stories inside it without repeating themselves once Fantastic, alluring, and simply awesome All stories are set in the same universe, and each story contains a mystery, a romance, an aspect of worldbuilding, and a message This setup, and of course their shared universe, connects the [...]


  4. This anthology is remarkable first of all for the awesome world building, but also for the impressive characters and the great quality of writing Even if there are the hands of four authors, there is no prominent voice, and each one of them put their craft at the service of the anthology In a contemporary setting, NIAD the Nato Irregular Affairs Division handle what happens in the earthly realms when they involve extrahuman beings and activity.In Cherries Worth Getting, Nicole Kimberling introdu [...]


  5. Wow, wow, wow, I LOVED this book The book is made up of four stories all based around the same fantasy setting The real world as we know it is only one of many realms Each realm has its own peoples and some of them live among us, disguised by glamour or changed in the womb to look human The Irregulars are a branch of NATO whose job is police these other realm people Each story follows at least one Irregular officer as they are drawn into various mystery cases and an unexpected romance.Each story [...]


  6. Cheries Worth Getting Nicole Kimberling 3.5 starsKeith Curry is a ex chef turned Irregular Agent, who is investigating culinary related crime humans are being murdered and their flesh are, well, being served as meat on restaurants yuck Enters Gunther Heartman, an agent who is also goblin expert, and one time Keith s ex friends with benefit They now must work together, while navigating around the case of the heart as well.It s an interesting set up to the world of Irregulars agent I think Keith i [...]


  7. Anthologies can be a mixed bag and I mostly don t go for them, especially since it can be hard to keep momentum up through the whole book.Project concepts like the Irregulars though is a great way to do it As other reviewers have discussed, the anthology is based in the same setting our world, but skewed, with the existence of other realms and supernatural beings, and an international police organization that helps maintain order and minimize incidents between the humans and other beings.By havi [...]


  8. this was pretty good.Yeah.The worldbuilding was good Creepy, but also cool The paranormal aspects were really well done And as far as mixed author shared worlds go, I felt these authors worked really well to tie their stories together cohesively.If I were to rate the individually, Ginn Hale s story would be the standout 5 star read of the bunch Imaginative, emotive, really well written, and it could stand alone without the others, but it was enriched by the details from the other stories.Plot wi [...]


  9. I loved all the stories in this anthology All rated between 4 5 stars My favourites were Astrid Amara s for spinning such a unique and imaginative tale, and Ginn Hale s for the brilliantly complicated hero, Half Dead Henry Most of the endings were HFN and I m really hoping that the authors will return to this world for a second go around, like they did with Hell Cop and Hell Cop 2.



  10. This was a lot of fun I don t read that many anthologies, I often find them a disappointment as I prefer to get my teeth into a bigger book However, I ve been meaning to read this one for a long time as I m a huge fan of Ginn Hale s and knew one of the entries was hers Things Unseen and Deadly All the stories were of a good standard and very enjoyable, although as expected Ginn s was the best of all


  11. This is the first anthology I have read, and boy was it a good one All I can say is that if you are a fan of science fiction, fantasy and paranormal, then you should give Irregulars a shot I am familiar with two of the authors involved Josh Lanyon and Ginn Hale and was thoroughly impressed with Nicole Kimberling and Astrid Amara.In my opinion, each story gets better and better The world building is rich, with the paranormal and fantasy elements having become part of scientific protocol and regul [...]


  12. I think I dreamed this book No, really It cannot be possible that four MM titans have come together to write a spectacular alternative world anthology that is so awesome, so creative, so coherent and unputdownable that I ve been awake for 36 hours gobbling it up Like, that just does t happen It s too good to be true It s all of my birthdays at once and Christmases too if I wasn t agnostic So, I have, in a wonderful, wonderful dream, created this book and enjoyed it immensely I generally don t li [...]


  13. I read this slowly, deliberately savouring it in little self controlled bites when I really just wanted to devour the whole thing in one go I m glad I did What an astonishing world What a thrilling ride Would it be presumptuous to ask for , please PAs Feliz puts it in her much eloquent review, Books like this one are the reason I read Highly, highly recommended


  14. Cherries Worth Getting by Nicole Kimberling Interesting idea I loved Gunther and the little oddities he had like chewing cigarettes and drinking lighter fuel Keith was also a good guy I totally understand his eating habits although I think I d worry about all foods not just meats Overall this was a good read with plenty of scope to turn it in to a series4 stars Green Glass Beads by Josh LanyonLeave it to Josh to give me an interesting story with chemistry between the guys but in a slow build I l [...]


  15. All the freakin stars Best Anthology Ever Stellar world building Colorful, well drawn characters Brilliant storyline Four of the best writers in our genre come together to give us four fantastic novellas set in the same world of urban fantasy Highly recommended


  16. I picked this up because of Josh Lanyon He s my favorite writer and before I started reading I was only truly interested in his story from this anthology I m so very glad I decided to read the other stories as well because this whole universe sucked me in and when I reached the very last page I was sad to see it end Not to mention that as the anthology progressed the stories just kept getting better and better.Cherries Worth Getting by Nicole Kimberling3.5 stars It would have been a mistake to s [...]


  17. Reading this one out of order Green Glass Beads by Josh LanyonLeave it to Lanyon to make me fall in love with a man who is half faerie and swoon over Commander Rake of the Irregulars Good lord I really, really enjoyed being in this world of magical artifacts as Archer does his job as curator of the Museum of State Sanctioned Antiquities in Vancouver I mean, gold tears, Hermes winged sandals and a naga snake skin shed by an Indian demon I want to see these things behind their glass cases secured [...]


  18. Interesting worldCherries Worth Getting by Nicole Kimberling I really liked this story and thought the premise was interestingbut i wanted Biggest complaint is that the writing was a bit stilted and choppy Green Glass Beads by Josh Lanyon I thought this story was kinda boring I didn t care about the characters at all, but I thought it had a sweet ending Still, I was glad when it was over No Life But This by Astrid Amara Loved Loved Loved this story It s my favorite in the anthology for sure Rea [...]


  19. Upgraded to five stars Truly one of the best anthologies I ve read in this genre I loved how although each story stood alone, they all existed in the same fictional realm s and that there were brief mentions glimpses of the other MCs in each book Wonderful storytelling and interesting plots.I enjoyed each story so very much and loved the codas each author so kindly shared as well, blindeyebooks extras


  20. 4.3 StarsBrilliant and engaging I did NOT expect to like it as much as I did And I have to say I absolutely loved the last one The way Ginn Hale wove together strings from the other three, incorporated small details mentioned in the other stories, was flawless And honestly, I think I loved her characters best Especially Henry.


  21. This was quite a long anthology but each story was interesting and different while keeping the theme of being about crime solving by members of the NATO Irregular Affairs Division NIAD , aka The Irregulars This law enforcement agency deals with those other world creatures who reside here on earth alongside humankind, though most humans aren t even aware of their existence Cherries Worth Getting by Nicole Kimberling was one of the darker stories as the two investigators, Harry and Gunther, invest [...]


  22. This was just really, really good I guess with these authors, you really can t go wrong And my first read from Ginn Hale I ll have to check out the author s backlist because I think I liked that story the best.Individual ratings Cherries Worth Getting by Nicole Kimberling 4 stars Great introduction to the world and I liked Gunther Green Glass Beads by Josh Lanyon 4 stars Really just loved both these characters and the ending was very sweet.No Life But This by Astrid Amara 5 stars I loved Devon D [...]


  23. Great idea, four authors I like very much I find this story length really frustrating as a reader, as it s long enough for me to want a full book, which would have made me happy in all cases The Astrid Amara story was the one I particularly wanted a lot of.



  24. he d found glory an overrated commodity Didn t keep a body whole or even make for good company through the lonely evenings that followed its capture Things Unseen and Deadly, Ginn HaleJust a brief note before you begin reading the individual reviews of the stories from the anthology, Irregulars This is a stunning collection of stories that carry us into a fantasy world complete with mythical creatures, fascinating humans and sweet romance Literally, this book has it all Impeccable writing, devil [...]


  25. I didn t finish this anthology yet, but might do at some point For now, however, I m exhausted with it, and want to get it off my currently reading list It s not a bad anthology, by any means In fact, you do get your money s worth And if you like paranormal thrillers urban fantasy sort of stuff then this might actually very well be for you provided you don t mind some M M love in there, of course, though that is largely in the background In my case, I m not a fan of the former, and so I got this [...]


  26. The Irregulars compiles a series of short stories all set in the same dark and twisted paranormal world Each book builds on the previous one adding and layers to this complex picture Cherries Worth Getting by Nicole Kimberling So I m a fan of the paranormal genre, but starting out a book with our hero Keith trying to track down goblins who trade in human flesh was a little well, eww Then to find out he got into his job because he used to be a chef and in a similar situation unknowingly was eat [...]


  27. These connected stories happen in an intersection of mystery and fantasy paranormal with the central theme being the NIAD NATO s Irregulars Affairs Division a law enforcement and immigration agency that deals with all the visitors from other non earthly realms There is a small overlap of characters, and a good level of continuity in world building, and all the stories are worth a read.Cherries Worth Getting by Nicole Kimberling It s hard going first in a collection like this, because you have to [...]


  28. Quite the interesting collection of stories view spoiler I loved how gradually each story propelled me further into the world of the supranatural We had Keith and Gunther sneakly working around the human world, trying to solve a mysterious series of murders I found it very realistic and slightly frightening it was hard to enjoy dinner after reading that story.I kind of liked Archer and Rake out of all the couple presented because they had a bit romantic development than the rest of the cast Ho [...]


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