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No good deed goes unpunished.

Detroit is a hole where even a werewolf's sins can be buried. Or so Jake Brennan hopes. Hiding from his hunters, shooting heroin to negate the effect of the full moon, he is beginning to turn things around. And the day he is witness to a brutal attack on ER doctor Gwen Cheevey, Jake is forced to transform into something new: a hero.

But when a clip of his good deed goes viral, Jake's days of hiding are over.

To keep Gwen safe, Jake will need to embrace the beast within. Is he strong enough to control it, or will Gwen become another black mark against his name?

©2017 Pete Aldin (P)2017 Travis Baldree

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Not just a werewolf book!

Well this was all sorts of awesome!! It isn't just a werewolf book, it was so much more. So Jake Brennan is a werewolf on the run from hunters and his own demons. He is homeless in Detroit and shooting heroin 3 days a month during the waxing, full and waning moon, to stop his beast from emerging. During the rest of the month, Jake does his best to make amends for what he is. When he witnesses a doctor being dragged towards a van, Jake immediately goes to help. A passerby takes a video of him being a hero and posts it to youtube. The wrong people see the video and once again, Jake is being hunted. But Jake may have an unwitting ally in the doctor he saved. Can he control the beast and save her from the people and things that are hunting him?

I wasn't too sure what to expect from this, but it did sound like something I'd love, so I gave it a go. And boy was I happy I did!! I adored Jake!!! His journey to where he is now was hard, and he feels the need to atone for the people he has killed while in wolf form. He is trying to keep the beast at bay with drugs, but sometimes he doesn't have the money for them and his beast gets free. He is raked with guilt and doesn't form relationships easily. But when he saves the doctors life, and then saves a little girls life, he realises that he may need some help from the doctor. She can prescribe him things to keep him safe!! Jake is a deeply flawed man, but he is always trying to do the right thing, and I loved that! I loved seeing him fight his beast and not give into the bad, which always seems easier to do. He held onto what his mother taught him and tried to live the right way as best he could.

I also loved Gwen. She is an ER doctor and unhappy with it. She swore an oath to do no harm but she feels that being an ER doctor isn't for her. She doesn't feel like she is making a difference. But it's when she is nearly abducted that she knows for sure that this isn't for her. Meeting Jake is also something that makes up her mind. She sees that he is homeless and that he is a junkie, and feels that maybe she can make a difference in his life. Maybe she can help him get clean, but she has no idea what she is letting herself in for. Her life is about to change forever!!

This is a fast paced, dark and amazing read. It's bloody, it's captivating and it's brilliant!! Seriously, I loved this!! I loved the characters and I loved the story. I even loved the ending because it fitted who Jake was! Go give this a go, you won't be sorry!!

Travis Baldree absolutely nailed the performance!! He gave me chills with the way he did the beast!!! His inflections were brilliant and it really brought the book alive. I was seriously impressed with everything!!

I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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Meat. Blood. Kill.

Black Marks turns the typical werewolf thriller on it’s head. The story follows the haunted main character Jake, as he tries to control the beast inside of him - trying to right his past wrongs, get his karma in balance.

Of course karma has other plans. Nothing seems to go right for Jake. Nothing. No matter what he does or how hard he tries. He saves a young doctor named Gwen, and thinks that it will be points toward the positive, for the good. But it only complicates his life, derails it. He starts caring for her, thinking he has to protect her.

It’s a great ride. The action and suspense is fantastic. I was a captive audience, waiting with baited breath to see if Jake was going to be able to come out of this unscathed and with minimum collateral damage.

This is another great listen by the narration talents of Travis Baldree. His handling of Jake was superb, as was his acting of the beast inside Jake as it tried to influence its host.

“Meat. Kill. Kill them NOW.”

I absolutely loved it. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Loved the meaning of black marks

I don't often read books where the werewolf has no control over both transformations and their actions while transformed, so this was a change of pace for me.

The different aspects of the story worked really well together, there was lots going on and the overall seriousness of the book was offset by humorous moments.

The characters are well developed and their interactions are realistic (ignoring the werewolf aspect). The writing is well done and enjoyable and it made connecting with the story easy.

I enjoyed the character voices and the overall delivery was smooth and natural. I thought the narrator did an excellent job of conveying the tone of the book.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Great story

I totally enjoyed this story. It will hold you all the way through until the end. Great characters and storyline.
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Werewolf Superhero

I really enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down/stop listening. This book surprised me with its character development and how I was rooting for the main character. Black marks was a book that we all could learn a few lessons from. Great listen, great narrator, great book!! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Can’t wait to read more by this author.

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  • Rich
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  • 11-17-17

A horror story with love.

I was freely given this audiobook for an unbiased review. Well written and well told. This is not your normal werewolf tale but a gripping novel of survival and courage. I had difficulty putting this one down.

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Great!

This was a fantastic story that kept my attention all the way through. Great story and perfect narration!


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A great werewolf book

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a pretty good werewolf story. I enjoyed the character development of Jake as he deals with being a werewolf. His methods are very different from other books I've read/listened to with a character fighting what they are. Anyway, this was a very well narrated and enjoyable book. I'd definitely recommend it.

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Duality Struggle

There isn't really anything new in this werewolf story. It is done fairly well, the characters act as you'd expect and it is a solid effort. There could have been a lot more here, but it sticks with a pretty basic plot line. The main character struggles with what he is and tries to suppress it. He encounters people who need help and being a good guy, he does what he can. This causes problems for him and them and they compound until a final showdown. There is an aggrieved husband who's wife was killed seeking revenge and a bad werewolf doing as he pleases. People don't believe until they see the change, and seem a bit too accepting.
The main struggle seems to be the main character's desire to do more good than his perceived bad actions and settle some kind of account to remove the "black marks". This is either a fundamental misunderstanding of Christianity, or a muddled general view of a composite God.
The book is capably if a bit over dramatically narrated by Travis Baldree.
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Better than average werewolf story

I wasn't expecting this to be as good a story as it is. A homeless man who struggles to make it through every full moon without killing anyone? That sounds like a good start, but when you add in that he is a truly good man and sacrifices his own safety for others and that along the way he finds someone who is able to see the good in him? She may think he's a little messed up in the head, but then again she isn't quite right either so they make for an interesting storyline. My biggest issue with this book is that like so many books now, it leaves you hanging at the end. I was listening and all of a sudden it just ended. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.