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Publisher's Summary

Parker Ferro owes the fae his life. They’ve come to collect.

When the Summer Queen summons Parker to her court, the private investigator knows there’s trouble brewing. Trapped into compliance by his past debt, he’s tasked with locating a missing girl in San Amaro. Now he has to find the girl or give up his life.

Things only get more complicated when a very familiar cop asks Parker for his help on a case involving murdered magic users. With the victims completely drained of their magic, the San Amaro Police Department needs Parker’s special skill set to track down a killer. Navigating through San Amaro’s paranormal underbelly while dealing with his own past and this new case is the last thing Parker wants or needs. 

Now Parker’s stuck trying to locate a missing girl, stop a paranormal war, find a killer, and resist Detective Nicholas King’s many charms. Here’s hoping he doesn’t die trying. 

Wormwood Summer is a 107,000-word MM urban fantasy with a HFN ending.

©2021 Kai Butler (P)2021 Kai Butler

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15 hours of content crunched into 11 hours

Where most adventure/romance books suffer from a lack of plot “Wormwood Summer” falls close to having the opposite problem. The story and characters build up quickly before boiling down to a core set so that reading this book feels like riding a bullet train through a gothic station.

I would have liked to have seen different pacing with the romance. The relationship feels rushed with little courtship and it becomes uncannily stable given the dynamic personalities involved. I could see this develop into a compelling plot in the next book if the author opts to explore the pitfalls and underlying motivators of a wildfire romance, particularly concerning issues of trust.

Greg Tremblay once again delivers a rich performance drawing out the heart of the characters and narrative he performs.

Overall I look forward to the next book and may pick up physical copies of this series if it develops well.

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Literally a step under Excellence!!!

Simply a great, entertaining story that I Need more of!!!
It is on the longer side but was completely necessary for the amount of history and world building required to paint the backdrop of the tale but it never once felt bogged down or arduous throughout that gargantuan task! Can’t recommend highly enough.
Intimate scenes are brief and subdued so if you’re looking for graphic depictions look elsewhere.

Last but certainly not least… Greg Tremblay could teach a master class on narration and voice acting!
Seriously one of the greatest performances I’ve heard in a long time, creating, keeping straight and switching seamlessly between over a dozen uniques male and female alike, additionally adding amazingly real inflections and lending complete realism to a subject matter that could easily have been downplayed or ignored.
Possibly my new favorite Narrator!!!!

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amazing

came for the gay stayed for the story, can't wait to pick up the next one

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Enjoyable

In a world exactly like ours except that magic and magical beings are accepted as part of everyday life, a relatively powerful fae/human hybrid barely eakes out a modest living as a P.I. The fact that he's also gay in a world that completely accepts this is refreshing. It never becomes an issue. Instead, these things are part of the background in a storyline that is driven by plot rather than identity. An engaging story with good characters and an excellent performance. Sometimes sexually explicit, which I also enjoyed!

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Fun Fantasy

-I found myself looking forward to my hour commute. That in and of itself is why I am leaving a note.
I'll be buying the next in this series, the cliffhanger has me intrigued. Fantasy is my go to genre, and Kai Butler did not disappoint. The story was concise allowing me to keep attention,while also finding I cared about the characters they painted with a "quickened heart".
The intimate scenes were more than I needed,but I realize this sells books. I found Parker's relationship to be sweet, funny and believable.
The magicks were explained,and fun,especially enjoying when Parker spoke to Nature to assist in his bidding. A fully developed otherworldly realm brought all of this together.
If you want a light, enjoyable Fantasy listen/read, you can't do better than Kai Butler in this new series/novel.

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OMG

OK, so I love this story! I listened to it twice...could not get enough of it. Meeting Parker was enchanting. The characters involved in Parker's life added so much to the story. Kai Butler is phenomenal and Greg Tremblay's narration was awesomeness at it's best. Parker and Nick are so hot...in case I did not mention this, I loved this story. Can't wait for the next part...

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Think Dresden Files or Iron Druid

Decent cast of fun characters. Interesting magic system that I really enjoyed. Plot moved along never dragging. I look forward to what comes next.

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Complex, intriguing, epic tale

Witches, Fae, Werewolves, Warlocks, and Alchemists. Throw in a zombie, demon, dragon and vamp or two just for fun. This story has it all! The different factions barely tolerate each other and someone is killing creatures to drain their magic. It’s up to one deeply closeted fae changeling (no one knows he is fae!) to figure it all out! Throw in a powerful alchemist police detective and sparks fly. The plot drives this story, and the romantic interest is not the focal point although it sure does complicate things. No angst in this book- just straightforward men and creatures pulling on threads that help unravel a mystery. The politics of wolf society, fae governance, and magic users in general is fascinating. So many things happen in this story that I would call this an epic tale! The different types of magic and how each are used and differ is explained in a seamless, intriguing, and integrated part of the story- none of the long explanations that I find in other authors writings which are tedious and boring. The complexity of the story at times made me re-think certain parts to wrap my brain around them, which may detract other readers but I find a good brain teaser refreshing. Greg Trembley does an outstanding job bringing life to all the characters. His portrayal of people and elements through use of accents, distinct voices, and emotional nuance is amazing. Wait until you hear the ancient old soul that is called on from deep in the earth!

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Fun Romantic Fantasy

This is a great start to a story family that includes Fae, Witches, Werewolves, Demons and the like. The characters show humor along with creativity as they move through their challenges.

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Good story , perfect narration

Perfect narration for this story! Greg is awesome! The story is a good one too. I loved thr worldbuilding and how the magic works in this realm.

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  • 03-11-22

loved it :)

made me smile throughout :) can't wait to read the next one :) the narrator was good too :)

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  • 10-25-21

great narrator

Mr Tremblay is an amazing narrator. I read the book first and loved it so when it came up on audible I thought I'd give it a go. great characterisation, great story, listened to it all within 2 days. Fab-u-lous 😉

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  • 11-14-21

Good start to an Urban Fantasy Series

Greg Tremblay is an amazing narrator and the reason I decided to try this particular book.
The story is well paced and interesting but I sometimes felt like the author was getting ahead of themself, mentioning things because they want to expand upon them in subsequent books in the series, not because they added to the current story. I do actually want to see where those set ups lead though, so I'll definitely be buying the next book in the series 😁