Cold

  • Title: Cold
  • Author: Brandon Shire
  • ISBN: 9781484156582
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cold Cold Series Book Prison is a brutal heartless and demeaning environment No one knows this better than a man sentenced to life in prison for murder Lem Porter is a high profile prisoner who had a
    Cold Series, Book 1 Prison is a brutal, heartless, and demeaning environment No one knows this better than a man sentenced to life in prison for murder Lem Porter is a high profile prisoner who had a solid career ahead of him in a field he loved until he killed his brother He has spent almost eighteen years behind bars and doesn t have much hope left.Anderson Passero hCold Series, Book 1 Prison is a brutal, heartless, and demeaning environment No one knows this better than a man sentenced to life in prison for murder Lem Porter is a high profile prisoner who had a solid career ahead of him in a field he loved until he killed his brother He has spent almost eighteen years behind bars and doesn t have much hope left.Anderson Passero had it all He built a career, a name, and a relationship with a man he thought he loved Only after he very publicly landed in prison did he realize how ignorant he d been He has eight months left on his sentence and he is eager to go home and put prison life behind him He doesn t know it yet, but he will always carry these eight months with him, and they may just help him to understand what love really means.

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    About Brandon Shire


    1. Great stories should not depend on gender or sexual preference of a character, but instead upon the strength of the characters and the honesty and urgency of the story Brandon Shire proves he understands the complexity of writing LGBT fiction from two very different viewpoints serious and smexy His serious fiction is written for those who enjoy a book which explores life s darker elements in a literary form, while the smexy fiction is for those who enjoy a graphically erotic romance.Regardless of the differentiation above, Brandon writes for people who enjoy being challenged, and for those who strive to understand situations they don t typically encounter He pens raw, emotional stories about characters which readers will either love or love to hate Life and love are pretty damned special, but neither is always perfect Life can be painful, and real love hard to find Brandon s fiction is an exploration of the sometimes arduous search for happiness we all desire 10% of the proceeds from the sale of any of Brandon s book are donated to LGBT Youth charities.Learn about Brandon Shire and the LGBT Youth charities he supports at BrandonShire


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    1. “Sometimes you have to love the unlovable so they can see how it's done.”~Brandon Shire4.5 stars.****Review completed May 19, 2013A master at work. I adore Brandon's subtlety and his writing provides ample food for thought.Lem is a gorgeous male specimen and he is so much more than meets the eye. My GR friends know that I'm a sucker for older, sexy heroes. I can't deny it, Lem is right up my alley, and I will shamelessly admit that I was drooling something fierce whilst reading Cold. But und [...]

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    2. 4.5 stars Brandon Shire has completely WOWED me with his excellent prose and masterful storytelling!Cold by Brandon Shire is not only the first book of a new series, but it is also the first book I have had the pleasure to read from this author. This book is an excellent example of great storytelling, and I was totally enthralled from the start… there is no flowery prose, nor is this a raw and gritty tale. It is not a roller coaster ride and you will not find any angst or gratuitous sex thrown [...]

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    3. You know when a character just gets you…grabs your heart & doesn’t let go…snakes under your skin and weaves into your mind…and you just won’t, don’t, can’t forget him? Meet Lem Porter. He’s a convicted murderer. He’s a lifer. He’s a loner. He’s a mystery. And I love him.When you get this affected by a character, it’s hard to review the book as a whole. Much of Cold is about Lem and his life in prison, his refusal to hope, his secrets, his resignation to his fate.Much [...]

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    4. ~ ~ ~ Brandon Shire donates 10% of the proceeds from the sale of any of his books to:Lost-n-Found Youth,Inc lost-n-found/ andGLBT Advocacy & Youth Services,Inc. glbtays/~ ~ ~About the only thing of beauty he had seen within these walls in a long, long time was Anderson, and like most others in his life, Anderson had looked at Lem like he was someone to fear.When Brandon Shire said he wanted to write a character based prison story he was serious. I couldn’t believe how caught up I got in Le [...]

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    5. false spring.a fragile romance by turns brutal and tender.unfolds gracefully, with hypnotic passages and wild surges of vivid imagery. gorgeous, in other wordse pain you know is coming is no less beautiful or savage for being forewarned; it ends the way it is supposed to, and we are better off for itcommended.

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    6. There better be a book #2 currently in the works (involving the same characters) or I'm gonna beat someone's ASS!SPOILERS!!Have you ever wanted to cry for all of eternity? I have. It began moments ago when I finished this book and now I'm sad that Anderson and Lem aren't together and have so much unresolved business. I need more. It's not even an option. I'm so sad.WARNING: This is not what I'd call a HEA. It's a GREAT ending, but not your typical HEA I want to cry. In the rain.Edited review to [...]

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    7. I loved this story, has a nice build up to the flaming romance that perfectly suited the characters. Even if the attraction was present at the start, it wasn’t insta-love. But Cold is a little different from other romance is not a typical one, we have a lot of surprises , the story is set within the confines of a prison it´s a harsh world so to see a love story built in such a environment is a pleasure to read! I loved Lem! He was so strong, yet tender and vulnerable inside. What a delightful [...]

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    8. 4.5 stars. I was totally glued to the pages of this story to the point where several hours passed before I even looked up from the book. It's the gripping story of two prisoners, one due for freedom in 8 months and the other resolutely determined to stay on the inside. They are both at the end of their tether when a dangerous incident puts them at risk. The chapter headings counting down Anderson's last few months are really effective. When I got to Two Months I could feel my heart sinking to my [...]

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    9. Pounding passion. Premium page-turner. Compelling con’s.I was awed with the electrifying vibrations pulsating from the story. I felt their struggles, their fears, and their passion. With the focus on two unlikely souls drawn together by a magnetic force, the big house was merely the condition that brought them together, not the essence of the story. The story was Lem. The story was Anderson. The story was forgiveness, courage and unforeseen love. Per usual, the writing was pristine; woven with [...]

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    10. I love this story, the only negative is having it split between two books. I need an HEA for Lem and Anderson!****** After re-reading in anticipation of the sequel, Heart of Timber, here is an actual review. *******I struggled with this review because my love for the story is all emotional, and difficult to put into words. My favorite MC, Lem, was serving a life sentence for killing his brother. Determined to stay in prison, he sabotaged his parole interview. Why? There are hints of self-punishm [...]

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    11. Maybe I've read too many books this year that would make society want to hurl rocks at me while I'm suspended in chains, dangling from a wooden pole. These same people would be chanting in some ancient language, getting ready to lit the pyre that would ultimately cleanse my unholy soul as to not allow me to contaminate others.I mean, looking at the title, that cover art, and the prison setting, I expected something More violence. More hardships. More angst. Just overall, more feelings. And don't [...]

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    12. This book has me a mess, a full on Charlie Brown style sobbing, as I write this mess. It has me a complete and beautiful mess and I have no idea how to review it. I will be honest and tell you I bought this book last year and like the true book hoarder I am, it got lost in the massive to be read pile I have. But then, then I decided to fall down the rabbit hole of prison sex and read this. So, I came for the prison sex, but I stayed for the heart wrenching gorgeous love story. Lem… how can a c [...]

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    13. This was a masterful piece of storytelling, a brilliantly told tale that was impossible to put down.The story is set within the confines of a prison. It is a harsh world and portrayed that way. The story is beautifully crafted and takes the reader right into the world of inhabited by Lem and Anderson.For me this was a story of contrasts. Contrasts between characters, contrasts within characters, contrasts in the environment.Please be aware that this review might be slightly spoilerishLem is a lo [...]

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    14. 3.5 starsWhat we have here are two men left in the cold. Both of them incarcerated for crimes committed through weakness, negligence, or anger… two very different men… can they find warmth in each other, can they find their way to home?The story starts with Anderson Passero’s transfer into what seems to be a lower-security, open facility (the cells have no doors, there is a shared dormitory). He is counting down the months to the end of his eight-year sentence for drug running in the night [...]

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    15. Oh wow - will review later but thanks Umer's for recommending it. When's the next one,out??ETA:I really, really enjoyed this book. My GR friends had been singing it's praises but I was reluctant - a book set in a prison, it wasn't really doing it for me. But the name kept popping up so i decided to give it a try, and boy am I glad I did.Lem, the lifer in for murdering his brother. We see him brutally kill another man, he shows no remorse, gives no reasoning for his brothers death, yet he is a ch [...]

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    16. Gahhhhh! What kind of ending was that?? Why did Lem kill his brother? What’s the favor that Anderson asked his sister about? You can’t leave me hangin’ like this!! It’s a darn good thing that book #2 comes out in a few weeks. I loved Lem and Anderson and need to know how things work out for them.

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    17. Prison Love? I am so effing there. I'm so there, I'm here!!!

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    18. Call me jaded but after reading Protection by S.A. Reidis left me cold. The odd short Beauty & the big Beast dialogue/references had zero-characterization-appeal. Instead it evoked a circus/freak show affect. First met withhead-scratching. Then came the eye-rolls. Finallyck of it. Anderson:."I’m short and trying to avoid drama" ."No, I’m too short" ."I’m too short, César" ."I’m too short for this"."I’m too short to be fucking around with psychos"Lem's short/big exchange (just 1/th [...]

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    19. Between 2 and 2,5 starsI am in a tiny minority here. But this book didn't make my heart race. There are some really hot scenes towards the end of the book, but even they were not able to save the impression of the whole story for me. My thoughts are very similar to the opinion of Smith Barney, it is a perfect review for me for this book.I could add only some more quotes with "huge" and "big". Because I didn't mark any others.

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    20. I enjoyed this fairly well executed story a lot but my mind kept going back to T. Baggins fabulous book Protection. The parallels between the two are many. That said, this story is still well worth reading. The story is spread over the eight months that Anderson has left to his sentence and paces itself well. The story has its "wtf?" moments that better editing would have taken care of but all in all it read smoothly. I enjoyed the character Lem and the man of integrity he was. He played the gam [...]

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    21. After having spent months following the progress Brandon Shire was making on this book,which included reading a brief profile of who Lem and Anderson were and endlessly trying to figure out how Mr. Shire was going to bring it all together, all I have to say is "Bravo, Mr. Shire. You have done it again!"Brandon Shire did a wonderful job of giving me an ample view of Lem and Anderson's surroundings - how it affected their thoughts and actions. But he outdid himself in bringing these complex charac [...]

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    22. Note: Beta'ed for author, so I was exposed to the story before final editing. My review, though, is on the finished product. It was a pleasure and a privilege to help get this story published.The romance genre has some tried and true tropes, well-established, easily identifiable formulas that work time and again. So does erotica, for that matter. For gay erotica in particular, one of the favorites is the prison scenario. It's perfect! Even straight guys are "prison gay," or "booty bandits," as t [...]

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    23. UmmmWOW That's kind of all I have to say right now, seeing as I'm exhausted from staying up until 5am to read this book. I knew it would be a bad idea to start this so late at night! Anyway, you don't want to hear about that. You want to know if you should read this book. Yes you should! It is intense and steamy like only Brandon Shire can do. It will leave you hot and bothered. It will make you think, and that is the sign of a true master story teller. The only thing I can say that I didn't lik [...]

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    24. WOW!! Idk what to say exceptif you haven't read Brandon's books? You're missin out on a rare treat. Crazy talented author IMOBUT lol. My raw reaction?Really?? Really?? That good of a story and thenUGH!!! I knew goin in this wouldn't be sunshine and rainbows. I guess I wasn't prepared to crave more from these two. I NEED to know what happens in their lives! I don't even know right now lol. It's not that it's a cliff really. I just NEED more. I wasn't done w/them lol. I may even lose sleep over wo [...]

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    25. 4,5 Stars. I can't wait to have the next book.“What about us, right here and now?” Anderson asked, feeling slightly wounded by his words. Lem cupped the side of his head and ran his fingers through his hair. “A false spring,”

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    26. I really liked this story: setting, characters, scenes. I did feel like the connection between Lem and Anderson bordered on insta-love, but I still believe in them/the relationship. Very much looking forward to the continuation of the story, and hoping that #2 comes sooner rather than later!

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    27. This is truly a character driven novel. I can't put my finger on just one thing that I liked about this story. It was all done superbly. There were some hard, intense, & sometimes just flat out brutal things going on here, but this one is beautiful in it's brutality.This book is not an extremely long novel, but it's chock full of story.The journey here with these two main characters, Lem & Anderson is just There are no words here. It's colorful in it's prose. You just feel like you're ri [...]

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    28. A 4.75 stars but I'm rounding it up to 5 stars :D Another beautifully written book by the wonderful Brandon Shire. I know when I open a book by this author I am not going to be blindsided by hearts and flowers but it will be a real, in your face absorption of a read. Cold therefore did not disappoint.The story centres on Lem and Anderson and their connection when they meet in the dim and soulless place of prison.Lem is a lifer who was convicted for the murder of his brother some twenty years ago [...]

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    29. Re-read 1/20/16. Yep! Still love it.--------------I loved this story so much. Loved the characters, the pacing, the glimpse into prison life. I love a big, protective, 'deadly when needed' man and Lem was a 6'6 wall of muscle. Loved his quiet intelligence, his lack of false swagger and his slow slide into emotion for Anderson. Loved Anderson too. 5'7, so afraid of Lem in the beginning, especially after witnessing Lem commit a brutal act, but then realizing that Lem had done it to protect him and [...]

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    30. It may seem a little odd to begin a review by speaking to the end of this read but I'm going to do just that *slight spoiler ahead*There may not be a happy ending in the traditional sense but there is in this way: sometimes there are people we meet in our lives that are meant to be in it for just a short amount of time, we have our intended and shared impacts, both of us then continuing on our own paths. We both benefit and never forget. This is how I feel about this book in what these two men e [...]

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