Light

Light Kieran Quinn is a bit telepathic a little psychokinetic and very gay three things that have gotten him through life perfectly well so far but when self styled prophet Wyatt Jackson arrives during Pr

  • Title: Light
  • Author: Nathan Burgoine
  • ISBN: 9781602829534
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kieran Quinn is a bit telepathic, a little psychokinetic, and very gay three things that have gotten him through life perfectly well so far but when self styled prophet Wyatt Jackson arrives during Pride Week, things take a violent turn.Kieran s powers are somewhat underwhelming but do have a habit of refracting light into spectacular rainbows for him to hide behind EvenKieran Quinn is a bit telepathic, a little psychokinetic, and very gay three things that have gotten him through life perfectly well so far but when self styled prophet Wyatt Jackson arrives during Pride Week, things take a violent turn.Kieran s powers are somewhat underwhelming but do have a habit of refracting light into spectacular rainbows for him to hide behind Even so, it s not long before Kieran is struggling to maintain his own anonymity while battling wits with a handsome cop, getting some flirting in with a hunky leather man, saving some drag queens, and escaping the worst blind date in history It s enough to make a fledgling hero want to give up before he even begins.One thing s for sure saving the day has never been so fabulous.

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    1. **4.5 stars**This book should be way, way more popular. It deserves a cult following, honestly. And ignore that cover it makes the book seem too mature. It is really fresher and lighter than that. This book is the whole package- edited well, a great story, and really, really funny.I read a lot of paranormals and they often can feel tired or cheesy. This was paranormal romance done right. In fact, it reminded me a bit of "PsyCop" (<---- huge complement!) in terms of the world-building and the [...]

    2. a mixed bag. which is also on fireme good scenes, with tenderness and humor and pathos—but they were overshadowed, for me, by a tendency to blunder into irritating imbalance other words, i liked parts of it, but then i always got annoyedttle problems with the prose—suggestions of slut-shaming, various unnecessary details—combined with a truly unflattering characterization of the MC as a vapidly judgmental twat who couldn't think his way out of a wet paper bage plot was clumsy, and the reso [...]

    3. A gay massage-therapist-turned-superhero named Rainbow Man uses his technicolor mindrays to save Ottawa Pride from evil Telekinetic Westboro Baptist types with the help of drag queens and leather daddies! It sounds like the campiest of all campflagrations, something John Waters dreamt up after dropping acid. But Light ended up nothing like that: it's a sweet, low-key, often hilarious tale of Pride Week that most of the time felt far more like a contemporary than a superhero story thanks to its t [...]

    4. 3.25 stars!!SPOILERS!Okay. This one is tricky to rate because some elements in it are fantastic, and others are a little sillyORE BOARD:in true Kieran fashion+ 5 points: amazing characters. amazing. their personalities shone through brighter than any discoball in the sky+ 3 points: hilarious. witty, unique, hilarious main characters+ 3 points: unique world building. it's like x-men. *ponders* yes, it's essentially x-men+ 5 points: BIG HOT LEATHER FRENCH-CANADIAN DADDY? yes fucking please.+ 3 poi [...]

    5. I received a copy of this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed this story. The plot was engaging, and I appreciated that there wasn't a love triangle. I loved the tone, and mood of the story. The writing style was nice, and fit the mood of the story really well.The characters were well drawn, and interesting. I liked that Kieran never felt too dark, or angsty. It made for a refreshing change from many stories of this genre. It was nice seeing that Ki [...]

    6. It was an enjoyable, light and funny read. Not something that will stay with you for a long time, but charming and delightful enough to keep your attention throughout the story or to satisfy a critical reader.I probably would have liked it more if I had read it in one sitting, without interruptions, and probably even much more if I'd considered myself a paranormal genre-lover. If you're a paranormal fan and looking for something easy and funny, if you like pets in your books and have nothing aga [...]

    7. 'Nathan Burgoine Ruined My WeekendSo Saturdays and Sundays are kind of sacred to me. My workweek is filled with high demands and equally high expectations. It’s enough to make me cast a grateful prayer to the heavens and beat a fast retreat home when Friday night rolls around.Weekends are a time with my partner and taking our dogs on long walks to make up for the short ones we cram in during the week. They’re time with friends. They’re time to use my bike for something other than commuting [...]

    8. Massage therapist Kieran Quinn has hidden his telepathic and psychokinetic gifts since he was ten years old, but when a madman begins threatening the safety of Ottawa's Pride Week attendees, he puts his anonymity into jeopardy to help his fellow LGBT* brethren, at great cost to himself. Luckily though he gets to meet the love of his life along the way.Funny, entertaining, with some interesting world buildingI'm really glad I picked this up. I enjoyed the action moments, and the romance (even if [...]

    9. This book was fun! It’s the second time in a row I used that word in a review, and it’s the second time in a row it’s for a book from a publisher (Bold Strokes Books) I have poor luck with! I want to say “used to have poor luck with” here but let’s not jinx it.+ the heroThe hero was both a big negative and a big positive. Kieran was a big negative because he acted recklessly a handful of times, and I had half a mind to label him TSTL. He deliberately put himself in danger with little [...]

    10. 4.5 stars Review written for The Blog of Sid LoveWhat a refreshing read. This was a fabulous paranormal story that takes place in Canada during Pride week. Kieran is a really funny young gay masseuse who takes a week of vacation to enjoy all that Pride week has to offer.Kieran is also Telekinetic with a side of Telepathy. He has grown up with it but mostly practices his skills with the help of his cat, Easter, by moving his toys around the room to play with him. Every time he uses his Telekineti [...]

    11. What a seriously awesome read, I'd definitely classify Light by Nathan Burgoine as one of the best UF/Paranormal books I've read this year, pushing it very easily into my top 5 of both genre's. The mix of other genre's feature highly too and contribute greatly to what makes this book pop You know the saying don't judge a book by it's cover, well some people still do, even though it's subconscious, I don't think this cover helps aid this book in its cause even though I don't mind it, it just feel [...]

    12. Light, colourful story set in Pride week. The main character makes pretty rainbows appear! It's an enjoyable read (though there's one hell of a price for the ebook!), interesting and witty; but it did feel under-developed in some areas. The book just missed being fantastic.Some great characters yet it threatened to become the Keiran and Karen show with others often underused. The love interest Sebastien sounded hot and was appealing, but their romance was practically an afterthought. I mean why [...]

    13. An enjoyable, light superhero story that was a lot of fun to read. With an openly gay and proud main character and events taking place over the course of Pride Week, it will find a welcome home with readers looking for LGBT characters, especially in science fiction and fantasy.Characters are well-developed and multi-layered, and it's easy to root for them to find happiness. The romance isn't the driving force of the book, but it's a strong and satisfying element in the mix of good vs. evil, char [...]

    14. I'm making it my mission to get this book into as many hands as I can.This is such a wonderful story! I loved reading it. (It certainly made waiting in the airport bearable.) I quickly grew fond of Kieran and his sense of humor. His inner monolog is fabulousd I love his reaction to events.When I finished reading this, my first thought was, "I hope Burgoine writes another novel about these two, because I want to see them again." I defy anyone to not enjoy meeting these characters, especially Pilo [...]

    15. 4.5 starsFull review can be found at On Top Down Under Book Reviews. What a fun book. Telekinesis, drag queens, a leather guy, a cute cat, a very friendly dog, a funny best friend and two very lovable main characters. Throw in Gay Pride Week, a psychotic preacher and his misguided followers and you can't go wrong with this book. The characters are a blast. The story is very entertaining from the very first page. I laughed quite a bit. I cringed once or twice. In the end, I was very glad I read t [...]

    16. "Well Holy Cow Batman, did you see that?""Why no Robin, I didn't I was blinded by the Light!"Sorry, just had to get that out of my system. This book was a total surprise. I really had no idea what to expect. It was recommended to me by the lovely Heather. Thanks Heather.It was fun, I adored characters especially Kieran and Easter, Sebastien and Pilot and of course Karen. I loved that it was set in Ottawa, Canada's capital. Having been there several times just helped to make this story more vivid [...]

    17. So, this was completely different!! Part paranormal, part superhero story and part romance with sexy french-canadian leather man. I thought it was a fun and entertaining story. Also, since there seem to be so few romances set in Canada, I really appreciated the fact it was set in Ottawa. Brief synopsis: dangerous, antigay, evangelical pastor starts protesting Pride Week and the hero, a psychokinetic massage therapist, appears to be the only one who can save the day.

    18. The cover doesn't match this story at all. It's actually a funny and light read, with a likable MC, some suspense and intriguing psychic stuff thrown in. I would gladly read a sequel of this.

    19. Incredibly fun!! Nathan Burgoine can seriously throw down a great tale. I read this in one sitting. It was entertaining, funny, creative and full of wonder. Don't be fooled by the cover, this story is anything but dark. Yes, there's a villain, and people get hurt, but it's very lighthearted aside from the hate spewing religious crazies in the book (villains).Loved it. Wish this series could somehow continue, but this standalone was divine all on its own!

    20. '1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal'.'“The other sound, Stigmatic Jack, was a cacophony that seemed to be coming from farther downtown."I really liked this story and this surprised me. I usually avoid stories with mad or bad religious leaders because I think they get far too much air time in gay literature and in real life, but I really enjoyed this story. The main character was just so endearing a [...]

    21. Edit: Valentine's Day Price-drop, until February 11th, 2018, on the Bold Strokes Books web-store, in e-format, 15% off.Hey folks! It's me, the author, being all authory. I never thought I'd write a novel. Seriously, I'm a short story man, through and through, and a lover of the novella format, and there was no way I was going to write a novel. Ever. Especially not while working full-time, and and and My editor, on the other hand, didn't accept my excuses. And there was this one kinda-sorta super [...]

    22. 4-4.5 Stars. really should look into half stars. This book was so much fun. I mean it. Fun x40andahalf. Kieran is a massage therapist by day and accidental super hero by day and night when he uses is telekinetic powers to save the LGBT citizen of Ottawa from a villain with similar capabilities. This is Burgione's first full length novel. I've inhaled this book in one day. I haven't done that in a while. The pacing is excellent. The plot is excellent. I mean a gay guy uses his powers to say othe [...]

    23. It's Gay Pride week in Ottawa, Canada, and Kieran Quinn has arranged his vacation accordingly so he can attend as many events as possible. It's a good thing, too, because his psychokinetic powers are suddenly very much required. Stigmatic Jack, a preacher, and his followers have shown up to protest - no big surprise to the gay community - but the unexpected carnage is definitely new. Psychic as well as psychokinetic, Kieran hears the chilling voice commanding the horrible, psychokinetic acts of [...]

    24. 4.5 stars, and I absolutely loved this! There's not a thing I can tell you without spoiling, but it's so worth the time to find out what happens. The characters were fun and had great personality and I was tremendously entertained, as well as being interested in the uummm."mystery" of what was happening during Ottawa's Pride Week . If I were to complain about anything, it would be the lack of steam here. There's little to no sex and a good bit of it is off-page but I enjoyed the story enough tha [...]

    25. Gay Pride in Canada with a super hero that bends light. This book was fun, cute and sweet without being overly sexual as so many M/M book tend to be these days. The main character,Kieran, is so cute, and I truly enjoyed the secondary cast of characters. This book was well written and edited. It kept me completely entertained.The book even surprised me with the twist at the end. I love that in a book.Received reviewer copy from NetGalley.

    26. Very imaginative twist on the paranormal. Well, paranormal versus the bigoted fanatics that drive us all crazy. It's really not much of a romance and definitely not a hot kind of story. Strictly a very different way of taking down the bad guys. Enjoyable.

    27. 4.2 stars. Very well written and thoroughly engaging, with some adorable but also thrilling moments. I would not have minded a bit more romantic development, although the rest was great so I can't complain too much

    28. I will state at the beginning of my review of LIGHT that I am not a member of the target audience for the bookor the genre. I am a married, middle-aged (straight) woman with two children. That being said: LIGHT has lessons which are appropriate for anyone, anywhere.Kieran is very human. The way he thinks, feelsrews upd loves are very honest, very human (as well as charming) characteristics. I found myself chuckling over several things the character said well as regarding the carefully constructe [...]

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