• Iron & Velvet

  • Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator Series, Book 1
  • By: Alexis Hall
  • Narrated by: Cat Gould
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (88 ratings)

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Iron & Velvet

By: Alexis Hall
Narrated by: Cat Gould
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Publisher's Summary

I like my women like I like my whiskey: more than is good for me.

Name's Kane, Kate Kane. I'm a paranormal private investigator, which is like a normal private investigator except - and stop me if you're having trouble following this - more paranormal. This business comes with a few basic rules: don't start drinking before noon, don't get your partner killed, don't sleep with the woman who killed him.

Last year I broke all of them.

The only rule I didn't break was the one that said don't work for vampires. But then a dead werewolf showed up outside the Soho shag palace of Julian Saint-Germain - a bloodsucking flibbertigibbet who's spent the last eight centuries presiding over an ever-growing empire of booze, sex, and hemoglobin.

I shouldn't have taken the job. The last thing I needed was to get caught in a supernatural smackdown between a werewolf pack and a vampire prince. Even if the vampire prince was dangerously my type. But what can I say? I was broke, I'm a sucker for a pretty face and I gave up on making good decisions a long time ago.

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Alexis J. Hall (P)2020 Tantor

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Vampire werewolf witch faerie soft core porn

The last quarter of the book was okay once the lead character stopped having sex with every other character in the book.

I wasn’t crazy about the reader’s voice either. I won’t be listening to another one of these.

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  • 02-10-22

This book has it all

Vampire, werewolves, fairies, bots, quests and so much more. You name it this book has it. Kate is a PI in a fantasy world of all kinds of Characters. she is hired to solve a murder and then there is sex, romance, battles, bargins and more sex. what more could you ask for. lots of action and humor. Youbwill have a grest time. I Just adore Alexis Halls sense of humor . The narration is perfect as well.

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Well written and lots of fun

I finished this book in a couple of days. It's an intelligently written book but it does not lack for fun and mischief either. Lots of representation.

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Got Bored

Mages, vampires, werewolves, fairies and more fantastical creatures. Got confused and didn’t care enough to back it up and try to get oriented. I couldn’t seem to care about the main character. Gave up after chapter 5.

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This story is just fun!

If you like fun dark lesbian fiction give it a shot. I found it hilarious. It was refreshing. A lot of other LGBT stories out there are very serious. Sometimes you just need a book that doesn’t take itself to seriously.

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Spellbinding and Spicy

This book had everything a spooky lesbian could ask for. I couldn’t stop once I started!

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excellent

totally love the narrator. story was quite funny and well written too. buy this book.

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Yuk. Left Wanting

The author has a universe with vampires, weres, fairies, etc. to help make the story enriched and exciting, but it just falls flat.

I don't care for stories where the lead character falls "in love" and into bed by chapter 6. There's no emotional build-up. Also, the main character is a lesbian, and everybody else is pretty much gay (way to represent!!!). However, if this romance is a key part of the story, then straight women may have a difficult time relating, and thus, missing out on a big chunk of the story. It would have been better if the main character was bisexual, and she was attracted to different creatures, male and female, leaving the reader to guess who she would end up with.

The main plot/action was lame and boring, and I didn't like the main character at all. She was a brutish PI who didn't have may redeeming qualities and was emotionally stunted.

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Boring as hell.

Some how this book makes vampires, werewolves, fairfolk, eldritch monsters, witches, demons, and lesbians boring and banal as a lecture on taxes.

The book feels like it was written by a 15 year old with how LITERALLY everything bends back into sex. Thats 90 percent of the content, with some poorly done self depreciating humor, snarky sass, and catty insults.

There is nothing in the book that is really worth while as even the "sexy" scenes are bland as over cooked porridge. The characters all lack any substance, the plot is nonexistant, and its all about a "hardboiled pi lesbian" acting like she is investigating some murder while actually spending more time getting distracted about who she is going to "shag" next. She shows no investigative skills with everything and one just falling into her lap, and no real traits that make her likeable. Or unlikable. There is nothing to place feelings on one way or another. Its the same with All the characters.

This is compounded by the fact that the narrator has this snotty superior british accent that wears on the nerves, and her "voices" for other characters are just a slightly different tone and pitch, while forgetting to donthem for the character half the time, and doing the wrong voice a small portion as well.

There is nothing in this book except pissed away potential.

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Excellent.

Alexis Hall's sardonic wit put to very good use in this Kate Kane series. Love.

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  • 07-16-20

A bit slow going at times

Not a bad book, but I found myself drifting away from the story occasionally and then having to go back and listen again, I don't think it was the actual story, which was quite good, but more the narrator who had a very droning kind of voice and didn't seem to put much effort into reading it!