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REVIEW: Repeat Offence, by Jackie Keswick

Repeat Offence

Title: Repeat Offence

Author: Jackie Keswick

Genre: Fantasy

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Publisher: Self

Pages: 69

Reviewer: Maryann

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About The Book

It should have ended with their deaths.
But dying in a wash of blood was just the beginning.

Sentenced to eternal life for sacrificing themselves in battle, warriors Taz and Hiro must take turns living as human and Guardian on opposing sides of the veil with only a chance to catch a glance of each other in the moment of death.

Until an attack forces Taz and Hiro to make a choice. Should they cling to what little solace they’ve carved out for themselves? Or should they sacrifice their lives to save countless others and risk the wrath of the Judges for a second time?

The Review

After ten years of warfare, Taz and Hiro, protectors of their world have both died in battle.  In risking their lives they broke the law when they died before their planned time.   The Judge has decided their penance will be to protect the veil on different planes: one as living, one as watching and when one dies they will switch places.  Taz and  Hiro live for centuries, without any physical contact but always present when the others life has ended.

As centuries pass they get to see the world evolve.  Hiro finds a way to communicate with Taz by dreamweed.  Eventually, Taz becomes a chemist with Seldex that has him securing all diseases and weapons of mass destruction in an underground vault.  If the vault is ever breeched it would cause major devastation throughout the world.  When the vault is threatened by terrorists, Taz and Hiro have a final plan that could end their lives, no matter what the Judge’s penance entailed. 

Jackie Keswick has brought to light a beautiful written love story with overwhelming emotions about Taz and Hiros’ growing feelings about each other.  They spend centuries apart never having any physical contact, but always trying to find a way to escape the penance so that their souls could be together. 

Although the story is mainly told by Taz the emotion is just heart wrenching.  With each chapter I cheered these two wonderful characters on to find a way to each other.   Along with the rollercoaster ride of emotions, Jackie Keswick also brought danger and suspense to the story as both Taz and Hiro make a last plan for their souls to be together.

There’s very vivid descriptions of the future and world building as the two MC’s live for hundreds of years and watch technology grow and change.  

This was a top-notch page-turner for me and I highly recommend this for anyone who loves fantasy or just an amazing story!

The Reviewer

Hi, I’m Maryann, I started life in New York, moved to New Hampshire and in 1965 uprooted again to Sacramento, California.  Once I retired I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2011 and just moved back to Sacramento in March of 2018.  My son, his wife and step-daughter flew out to Florida and we road tripped back so they got to see sights they have never seen.  New Orleans and the Grand Canyon were the highlights.  Now I am back on the west coast again to stay! From a young age Ialways liked to read. 

I remember going to the library and reading the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting. Much later on became a big fan of the classics, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and as time went by Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Kingand many other authors. My first M/M shifter book I read was written by Jan Irving the “Uncommon Cowboys” series from 2012.  She was the first author I ever contacted and sent an email to letting her know how much I liked this series. 

Sometime along the way I read “Zero to the Bone”by Jane Seville, I think just about everyone has read this book! As it stands right now I’m really into mysteries, grit, gore and “triggers” don’t bother me.  But if a blurb peaks my interest I will read the book. My kindle collection eclectic and over three thousand books and my Audible collection is slowly growing.  I have both the kindle and audible apps on my ipod, ipads, and MAC. So there is never an excuse not to be listening or reading. I joined Goodreads around 2012 and started posting reviews. 

One day a wonderful lady, Lisa Horan of The Novel Approach, sent me an email to see if I wanted to join her review group.  Joining her site was such an eye opener.  I got introduce to so many new authors that write for the LGBTQ genre.  

Needless to say, it was heart breaking when it ended.  But I found a really great site, QRI and it’s right here in Sacramento. Last year at QSAC I actually got to meet Scott Coatsworth, Amy Lane and Jeff Adams.

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