Review: A Chip In His Shoulder by L.A. Witt *Riptide Publishing*

A Chip In His Shoulder
L.A. Witt

“Contract killer” is a fitting job for a vampire, and it suits Liam just fine. Cast down from the wealth and status of the Sky for taking a human lover, Liam lurks in the poor and pollution-choked Gutter, killing to survive. Between his natural strengths and his Cybernetix mods, no mark has ever escaped him.

Liam’s ex-lover Daniel is the heir to Cybernetix—and its greatest threat. Horrified by people less man than machine and the exploitation of Gutter factory workers, he’d rather destroy Cybernetix than inherit it . . . if his father doesn’t destroy him first.

Years of anger and a heap of mods have kept Daniel and Liam apart. When Liam is hired to slaughter a man in his glass Sky tower, he walks right into a Daniel-shaped trap. Daniel’s father has betrayed them both, and only by working together can Daniel and Liam survive the coming day. They have no reason to trust each other, but as the dawn looms, a bargain that began with the simple urge to live soon reminds them of the love they once shared. Can they find each other again, or will the Cybernetix assassins find them first?

I obtained the above information from Riptide Publishing website.

For those of you that know me… and those that don’t this is my little statement about short books…. I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that – short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer… but it is a short story. So with that said…. here is my review…

Also, I will leave you with the warning that this is a m/m book/review. If m/m is not your cup of tea… or if you are not sure this fits in your comfort zone, you will not offend me if you if you just stop by to say Hi and maybe say Hi to Ms. Witt! Now… let’s get started!

I was given this book for my honest thoughts… So, here goes!

In the writing world, I am a new reader of Ms. Witt’s work. I have seen her work here and there but I never took the dive into reading her work. I am not sure why… but I am here to say that I have rectified that. Being this is my first story by Ms. Witt, it took me a few short minutes to fall into this world. It was not hard… just a little mind setting change I needed to do. I am not sure if this would fall under sci-fy or not…. but the lingo was what I had to get use to. But after adjusting myself with that, this book was great! I love how she used her characters to the best of their abilities… They were so descriptive, but not to a point where it was too much. She threw me in a world of bleak, ominous, treacherous, thievery, and deceit. But she brought me out with a tale of two men facing the worst adversary they could possibly face ~ each other.

Liam is a vampire… But not just any ol’ vampire… Oh no, he has been modified more times than a rebuilt mustang. He is okay with all of the latest technology built into his body, seriously. It gives him the edge he needs to do his job. Killing. Sorry, don’t mean to break your heart… he is what he is. But he does redeem himself with his latest assignment. He actually does more than redeem himself, hell, he almost dies for this assignment. Just when you think love doesn’t mean anything… It proves you wrong. Or at least it does for Liam!

Daniel on the other hand, is a rich, spoiled man. He lives above all the poverty and disgust of what the world has become. But what most people don’t know is that even though he might appear spoiled and living in the world of luxury… He is also plotting something that will help those less fortunate. But Daniel knows it is only a matter of days before his time expires… He knows that his Dad knows he knows to much ~ against him. But Daniel was a little surprised at who his Dad would get to go after him…. His ex-lover of all people. But is the old saying true… If you love something and you let it go… If it comes back, it was meant to be… Even if it was sent to kill you… Well… Let’s find out shall we!

This is a great book. The adventure, the lies, the deception, the hurt, Ms. Witt gave it all to me in a little package. She made the story just right. I enjoyed the whole story in about a day, it was just that good. It amazed me, it shocked me, but most of all… it made me fall in love. These two characters came together when really… the odds were stacked against them. This was an intriguing tale of lies and betrayal. But the main thing to remember is love always knows how to bring back what was truly meant to be… But I will promise that you will laugh at these two. They truly do make a great pair! Especially when Daniel shot Liam!!! Never would have saw that coming!! HA… that alone will make you want to read the book!!!

Ms. Witt, you did an awesome job at bringing me in a world that I am use to and making me fall in love with it… So much so, that I just know that you are giving us more of Liam and Daniel taking on the upper world… Right?!?!?

Also, if you want to drop by Ms. Witt’s website, please go here
I warn you… She has two personalities!! =) Which is always a good thing! Enjoy!

And remember… Always keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!Photobucket
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  1. I really liked this book. I hope their story continues. I'd love to find out what happens.Great review Cecile.


  2. Thanks for a great review! Rest assured, the sequel is in the works. ;)L. A. Witt


  3. I like the world, and them 😉


  4. Elaine!!!! Hey honey! Oh gosh, this was a great story and I am so stoked to find out from Ms. Lori that the story will continue!!! Yayayayay!! Happy Dance!Thanks for stopping by Ms. Lori! This was such a treat! And I am so excited that story goes on!!!!Blodeuedd!!!! You like that world… and them… Does that mean you have taken the plunge?!?!?! **Sniff sniff, my baby girl is growing up**Hugs to you ladies! Thanks for coming over!



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