Task Force Iota Book One
In a future where the United States has split along party lines, Agent Matt Tennimore’s job is to get people out of the Confederated Red States, whether they’re captured special ops agents from his own country or gay CRS citizens who’ve petitioned for asylum. He never expected to have to retrieve his high school crush, aka the guy who ostracized him for being gay.
Rescuing James Ayala isn’t going to be easy: he’s crawling with tracking nanos and has a cybernetic brain implant that’s granted him psychic powers he isn’t sure how to control. That’s the good news. The bad? The implant is compromising James’s mental stability.
So they’re on the run, avoiding surveillance by AI aircraft and hiding from enemy militia. Then James confesses he tormented Matt in high school because James wanted him. Matt can’t resist the temptation James offers, but he wants so much more than sex, assuming they ever make it home alive. Is James really a good bet when he’s got a ticking time bomb in his brain and there’s a question of how much he’s actually changed?
For an excerpt of 18%, click here.
“18% Gray is a solid first novel, with two likable protagonists. Although it touches some serious themes, the overall tone of the novel is lighthearted (there are some truly humorous moments) and I think most of the readers will enjoy it.”
–Lady M, Reviews by Jessewave – 4 stars
“While the story had many scenes that left me laughing I could not help but wonder just how much of this could become reality. Ms. Tenino’s story 18% Gray was very entertaining…”
–Lydia, Top 2 Bottom Reviews – 5 kisses
Goodreads M/M Romance Members’ Choice Awards
2nd Place—Best SciFi/Futuristic/Post Apocalyptic
3rd Place—Best World Created
Favorite Science Fiction/Futuristic 2011
–Joyfully Jay m/m romance reviews and more
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Task Force Iota Book Two
Turning Tricks is the next installment in the Task Force Iota series, happening about a month after James and Matt reach Oregon.
James Ayala thought life would be smooth sailing once he escaped from a Red Idaho reeducation camp and returned to Blue Oregon. He was supposed to get answers about the biocybernetic chip that made him empathic, face the man who implanted it, and then ride off into the sunset with his new boyfriend, Matt Tennimore. Life, however, has other plans: the bad guy dies without giving them any answers, they left their horse in Idaho, and Gramma Anais finds a parasite on James’s implant—one that forces James into isolation.
Matt just got James back to Oregon where he wanted him, and extraneous brain hardware or not, he has no intention of letting him go. But James hesitates to move in with him. Despite his hurt, Matt has to man up and do his job, leaving James behind, while the rest of the team struggles to find the real mastermind behind the implant and the parasitic “Trick”—before it takes over James’s brain. But will it be too little, too late to save him?
For an excerpt of TT, click here.
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Happy Birthday to Me
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HBTM is the epilogue to 18% Gray. It’s a small slice of Matt and James’s life a year later. They spend a fair amount of time getting their kink on in this one… For an excerpt of HBtM, click here.
Happy Birthday to Me is part of the Task Force Iota world, but is not part of the series arc.
Serena Yates, QMO Books Online