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No Denying Sin – N’awlins Exotica Series Book Three

No Denying Sin

by BLMorticia , Michael Mandrake

Living in the Big Easy is downright deadly especially if you’re a stripper. When another exotic dancer is found dead in her apartment, the heat mounts on Frankie and his fellow detectives to find the killer. Due to the magnitude of this unsolved mystery along with the LaBoy murders, tension runs high at nineteen making it hard for all to breathe around the police station and sending everyone into a frenzy.

There’s no denying Frankie’s love for Kajika but in the back of his mind, hot thoughts of the mutual jerk off with Orrin Daugherty loom over his head. Though the feelings are mutual, Orrin wants nothing to do with this and pushes Frankie away. Add in to the mix his fascination with partner Vance Morain along with his severe case of blue balls and you got one hell of a predicament for these for complex and volatile men.

The men at nineteen are burning with desire for one another and pleasure is beginning to be almost as important as business.

Will the sinful disruptions stop them from finding the killer roaming the streets of the Big Easy?

This is book 3 of N'awlins Exotica Series. Doesn't necessarily need to be read in order.

WARNING: Lots of lewd dialogue and smoldering sex between males.

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Pairings: MM
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 2
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Pansexual
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Alpha Character, Criminals & Outlaws, Friends to Lovers, In Uniform, Slow Burning Love
Word Count: 47349
Setting: New Orleans, LA USA
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Excerpt:

No rest for the weary.

As per usual, precinct nineteen was busy taking calls about homicides and robberies close to the Quarter and beyond due to the station being the highest staffed in the region. With it being close to midnight, only Orrin Daughtery, Kenina Porter, and Vance Morain were in the pen, looking over files pertaining to the recent killings of adult dancers as well as the rash of robberies at gunpoint and gang activity around Louis Three cemetery.

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Orrin wondered if would there ever be more time just to catch a fucking breath in this district before he lost his damn mind. Being horny, lonely, and exhausted was not a good combination. Chief Quinn depended on him and his fellow officers to show the Mayor what they were capable of. He’d entrusted them to be the leaders in what he called “the model police precinct in New Orleans.” In all truth, Orrin couldn’t give a rat’s ass about being model. He only wanted to put all these cases to rest so he could take an extended vacation sometime soon.

On his second cup of the office sludge they called coffee Orrin leaned back in his chair and pinched the bridge of his nose.  He looked forward to three o’clock when he could finally go home to his cold bed in Metairie and sleep like the dead.

“Isn’t there somewhere you should be?” Detective Kenina Porter eyed her fellow officer from across the desk. Blue eyes glaring, he could’ve sworn the fire in her irises were the same as her hair color.

Vance met her angry gaze. “What’s that, gal? I swear, just leave me the fuck alone, right?”

“Hey, hey, what the hell, huh? You two need to start getting along again, okay? This fucking bickering has got to stop.” Orrin shook his head and riffled through some papers on his desk.

Vance closed the folder in front of him and tossed it aside. “Look, she started it.”

Kenina’s smile was smug. “I just asked if you had someplace to be, Detective Morain. Like at Miss Darnaby’s house questioning her. Oh that’s right, you don’t like women sexually.”

What?

Orrin had to wonder what the hell that meant, but first he needed to be referee once again. This shit was getting old real quick.

“Fuck off, Kenina,” Vance spat back.

Orrin rolled his eyes. “What the hell’s the matter with the both of ya? Ever since you came back from the witnesses’ house…”

“Oh, you didn’t hear, Orrin? This bitch decided to cop an attitude and catch a cab back to the station.”

“I swear, woman, if you don’t shut the hell up!”

“Kenina, c’mon, will ya? Enough with the insults, right? Damn woman! Haven’t you learned your lesson about spouting your mouth off without having a fucking filter? Geez!” Orrin slid his chair backwards and grabbed his files. “I’m going into Quinn’s other office to get some peace. I still need to write up shit for the Jakes Case so we can get it to prosecution.”

“Thank fuck for that too, Orrin. I’m glad you and Frankie got that son of a bitch behind bars! Now, we just need to crack the LaBoy case and nab the serial killer on the loose. Then we can get back to our lives—” Kenina turned up her lips in a snarl. “Or what’s left of ‘em.”

“Damn it, Kenina, I’m warning ya!”

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Reviews:Addicted to M/M on https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24180089-no-denying-sin wrote:

Relief. Triumph. Pain. All those feelings mixed into one. Too bad there was no one he cared for on the other end of this pleasure trip.

3.5~ An awful lot of the cast of characters are not very likeable. Orrin in particular was frustrating. If you can't handle a MC screwing several "other" people, you'll want to pass on this one. BUT, there is grit and something more that still compelled me to keep reading, and to throw my kindle when I got to the end. Yep. That's really it...cliffhanger. And now I'm all

Inked Rainbow Reads on Inked Rainbow Reads wrote:

Vance and Orrin had great chemistry. I did find the names of this story hard to keep track of - Unfortunately, when I read, if the names are not common, like in this story, it's harder for me to follow. This had a lot of characters too, so Morticia had to continually had to name who was speaking, which I appreciated, but it was also slightly choppy because of that.

I enjoyed the mystery of this story, but the characters kind of fell flat for me. I don't know if it was because there were so many or if it was because the two main characters kind of danced around each other. The character of Kenina really was hard to relate to. I can't stand racism, sexism, etc. and she embodies those things. Even though, I think she might have learned her lesson, she just rubbed me the wrong way and her partner, Frankie too, since he always stood up for her.

I think the biggest issue I had was that I had not read the previous books in this series and I think that might have helped me a lot. Even though it says that the books do not need to be read in order, I think it would have helped.

I definitely want to read what happens next, as the mysteries keep building.

I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.


About the Authors

BLMorticia

BLMorticia  pens lighthearted stories with beautifully flawed characters, steamy romance, snark, and kink


Michael Mandrake

Michael Mandrake pens complex characters already comfortable with their sexuality. Thorough these, he builds worlds not centered on erotica but rather the mainstream plots we might encounter in everyday life through personal experiences or the media.