PsyCop Briefs eBook Þ Kindle Edition

PsyCop Briefs eBook Þ Kindle Edition

PsyCop Briefs ❮PDF / Epub❯ ★ PsyCop Briefs ✓ Author Jordan Castillo Price – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Victor Bayne sees dead people for a livingand he sees them off the clock too  After all ghosts don’t confine their appearances to a psychic medium’s work hours From the macabre to the mundane fro Victor Bayne sees dead people for a livingand he sees them off the clock too  After all ghosts don’t confine their appearances to a psychic medium’s work hours From the macabre to the mundane from titillating to tender these PsyCop shorts feature stolen moments between the novels Get a glimpse of Vic’s life with Jacob between cases from both men’s viewpoints Gain new insight on their psychic talents by accompanying them on odd jobs shopping runs and family visits or simply enjoy some downtime in the cannery The twenty short works range in length from flash fiction to novelettes woven together to create a novel length narrative of Vic and Jacob’s relationship from a fresh perspective The stories are gleaned from various sources anthologies newsletters and web with four all new pieces to tie the collection together and delve deeper into your favorite PsyCops' domestic life Coffee O’Clock Thaw Mind Reader Stroke of Midnight No Sale Most Likely To Jock Straps On Sale Piece of Cake In the Dark Let the Chips Fall Memento Impact Everyone’s Afraid of Clowns Waiting Game On the Road Wood Off the Cuff Locked and Loaded Inside Out Witness.


10 thoughts on “PsyCop Briefs

  1. Shile Shile says:

    5 starsBecause VicVicVic Vic and Jacob Made me laugh so hard Hot Hot Ghosts Freaking LOVED IT


  2. Nancy Nancy says:

    Cross posted at Shelf Inflicted and at Outlaw Reviews If you love Vic and Jacob in the PsyCop series this is the perfect collection of stories to get your hands onWhile some of the stories stand well alone others are better appreciated if you are acuainted with the characters from the series I have not read all the books in the series yet so it was a surprise to encounter characters I didn’t know get a glimpse of the future and see psychic abilities further developed A few of the stories were familiar but it was fun to read them a second time as part of a collection Coffee O’Clock – Early on in their relationship Jacob has spent nearly a week at Vic’s apartment and while Jacob seems perfectly comfortable there Vic is experiencing some anxiety It’s fun to see Vic get all flustered when Jacob replaces his powdered creamer with half and half I like being in Vic’s head privy to all his neurotic insecurities and conversations with dead people A little sad but funny too Thaw This sweet humorous short story shows a brief glimpse into the lives of Vic and Jacob when they are not busy fighting crime Who knew ice skating could be so fun and sexy? Mind Reader – Even though Crash is Jacob’s ex he is still very much a presence in their lives His friendship with Vic starts awkwardly but I love their banter while they’re on a museum trip discussing mummies and ghosts Crash is slutty and unpredictable and fortunately for Vic his empathic abilities are not nearly as honed as Vic’s abilities to communicate with the dead allowing Vic to stuff his feelings under his belt Stroke of Midnight – This is one of few stories where the reader gets Jacob’s perspective on events It’s Vic and Jacob’s first New Year together and they are planning to attend a party hosted by Jacob’s ex Keith but work calls and Jacob goes alone It was nice getting into Jacob's head and knowing how strong his feelings for Vic are I never knew Vic had a cleft chin No Sale – The flirtatious salesman and his fancy knives don’t have a chance with Jacob not while Vic is seeing ghosts I love Vic’s self confidence in this one Most Likely To – A nice little glimpse into 80’s hairstyles and Vic’s past Jock Straps on Sale – Vic needs some Florida water and Crash needs a ride I love how Crash unsettles Vic and never fails to make me laugh Piece of Cake – Another short featuring Crash this time while Vic is trying to bake Jacob a cake In the Dark – Vic is far comfortable stuffing himself with meat pastries than making small talk with Jacob’s friends An encounter with a ghost and a chat with Jacob’s ex Keith leads to mutual understanding Let the Chips Fall – Before I met my husband my home was a mishmash of eclectic pieces I picked up at flea markets yard sales and from friends I feel Vic’s pain Why agonize over paint colors when white goes with everything? Memento – Old t shirts yard work and sweet lovin’ Told from Jacob’s point of view his tenderness and desire shines through their relationship Vic is so lucky Impact – I haven’t read the stories beyond Camp Hell so seeing Vic help Jacob explore his own abilities was a nice surprise Everyone’s Afraid of Clowns – A creepy unsettling story that is just perfect for Halloween Vic and Jacob are out buying painted pumpkins for another party that Vic is not thrilled about attending Jacob becomes curious when Vic recalls his first experience seeing a ghost clown in an old movie theatre Instead of going to the party they are off to hunt ghosts Clowns are not the only scary things Waiting Game – Loved this short told from Vic’s partner Lisa’s point of view She uses her precognitive talent to read between the lines causing Vic and Jacob to blush On the Road – Vic and Jacob are planning to head out to visit Jacob’s parents Jacob is very focused on his trip preparations and attention to details while Vic is worrying about getting there too early Hilarious little story that shows even Mr Perfect can make mistakes Wood – Vic and Jacob are helping Jacob’s Uncle Leon put together some bookshelves I love the stories that focus on lighter moments between the two men This was fun humorous and sexy Off the Cuff – As much as I love clothes that fit well I don’t envy Vic’s experience with the tailor Still it was a thoughtful gesture on Jacob’s part and Vic really needs some new clothes Locked and Loaded – This started out a little tense with both guys on high alert Jacob didn’t have his sidearm but proved that a strong voice and confident stance goes a long way Inside Out – This is a fun little preuel to the PsyCop series and one of a few stories told from Jacob’s perspective He and his partner Carolyn are going to his first PsyCop meeting While he’s excited about it Carolyn is interested in fixing Jacob up with a new man As Carolyn is a telepath Jacob has to be very careful what he says to her As much as I enjoyed this story I think it would be better appreciated by gaining some familiarity with the characters and their world Vic’s misadventure with a jelly donut is hilarious Witness – This story packs a punch What starts as a dull training exercise that Vic has absolutely no interest in turns into a satisfying mystery and further solidifies the bond between Vic and Jacob Book provided by JCP Books in exchange for an honest review


  3. ~Volha~ ~Volha~ says:

    Absolutely marvelous collection of short and not so short stories that show Jacob and Vic on and off the clock As always Vic's sarcastic humor coupled with all the love between him and Jacob make this a fantastic read I enjoyed Jacob and Lisa's POV and all the little unknown tidbits about my favorite characters Steamy and funny stories Loved it


  4. Shin Mon Thway Shin Mon Thway says:

    OMG I can’t even begin how much I love the collection of these short stories 😱😍 This is truly remarkable I listened this in a day so you can see how enthralled I was Don’t get me wrong I love Vic and how adorably uirky and endearingly awkward his POV is 😁 But it was truly refreshing to see other characters’ POVs in this book especially Jacob’s Oh how I love that extremely macho and lovingly protective that man is 😍 You see the story in a whole different way when the narrator of the story changes And that was what this collection is all about I enjoyed all the short stories in this book but there are a few that really stood out for me Surprisingly “Wood” is my favorite in the collection despite being Vic’s POV because I was really sure “The stroke of Midnight” going to be my favorite before I got to “Wood” 😁The reasons why “Wood” is my favorite It was I almost peed myself funny So hilarious yet so romantic and sweet 😌 And don’t forget sizzling smut 🔥 Ah backroom uickies just became my favorite kind of uickie and it was lovely to see both Vic and Jacob reminiscing their first time together Super adorb 💜My second favorite is “The stroke of Midnight” Well obviously is Jacob’s POV OMG I’m still screaming with joy rolling butt naked in my bed 😂👏 And because it’s so soooooooooooo romantic ❤️ I have been telling this for a long time but I’m going to again guys Vic is a hopeless romantic 😁 And he really really loves Jacob like Jacob is GaGa over him 😉Third favorite is “Thaw” because I am a sucker for winter romance and festive spirits 😌 And it was so adorable beautiful and lovely between them Loved it 😘You really learn so many things about these two in this collection We can see how Vic is selfless and always ready to help others even at the expense of his own life and how even always unflappable Jacob has insecurities And the stolen intimate moments between these two are just too precious and beautiful 😍 And oh I forgot to tell you “Mind Reader” Vic and Crash’s short trip the museum was so damn funny 🤣 I love the dynamic and ongoing bromance between those two 😁 I wish we’d still get another shorties anthology of Vic and Jacob in the future because man I hereby declare these two my favorite couple ever in urban fantasy paranormal genre Loved loved it and can’t recommend this one enough 👍5 Because love is the greatest gift of all stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Audio ratingStory 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Narration 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Performance 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Disclaimer An audio copy of this book was provided by the author for an honest and unbiased review


  5. Trio Trio says:

    That was great Many of the stories I've read before but there were a couple new ones plus I did the audio version and there's nothing better than Gomez Pugh narrating PsyCop


  6. ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ says:

    We’re given a few notes at the beginning of this collection regarding where in the timeline each of these stories fits amongst the full length novels Some of these have been previously published independently and I’ve noted those with the numbers Otherwise I’ve indicated in general where each story fallsIn a nutshell here’s what you wana know this is uite a bargain in the bang for your buck category let alone for the amount of story and character development we get to experience If you’ve read the novels in this PsyCop series you will thoroughly enjoy all of these stories I had fun hopping around not reading them in order of presentation here If you haven’t read this series you need to git awn it Vic and Jacob the whole cast the humor and settings and the “rules” of this contemporary universe are masterfully manipulated by Jordan Castillo PriceCoffee O’Clock soon after Among the LivingA key to Vic Most people have a still small voice that tells them when something is worth pursuing Not me Mine was murmuring Better not get used to itHe’s referencing being with Jacob and how things between them are seemingly beginning to take shape this is early in their relationshipHaving read this series and already some of the stories in this collection I don’t feel as sad for Vic as I might have if I’d come across this while still reading Among the Living I know what’s yet to come for him and he’s heading in the right direction I think this is definitely one of the best things about this collection we gain different perspectives on Vic Jacob and many parts of their lives including Crash and LisaThaw 11 in timeline of full length novel serieshappy sighIce skating I do love it so And now I can picture Vic and Jacob loving it tooVic is so great at letting us see so much of Jacob I love that tooOh and uh don't mind telephone pole guy Mind Reader 23 in timelineHuhNot really sure what to say about this oneVic concerned about all of the things that Crash isn't concerned withBut I also think sometimes Crash doesn't know what he wants so he tries anything just to see There's a dose of insecurity in there somewhereHuh Stroke of Midnight 31 in timelineOh goodness even in this shorty short the chemistry and comfort and desire that make up Vic 'n Jacob all come throughI liked seeing Manny and his silly confident selfGetting inside Jacob's head is such a vunderbar thing It essentially confirms what we already know that he loves Vic and plans on doing that for a very long time and Vic knows it tooLove No Sale after Camp HellHa This is an example of why flash fiction is so much fun and forces a singular focus An essence of Vic and Jacob’s relationship is demonstrated trust The fun parts are in the form of the little details about their personalities and they make me say ‘yes’ This is so themMost Likely To after Vic and Jacob moved into the CanneryA snapshot this one The magic of Jacob helping Vic see himself in different lights He does this uietly not even guiding Vic but allowing him to find his way along an alternative path based on this new information It works They workJock Straps On Sale after Body and SoulCrashHe’s awesomeThatisallWait I want I’m snickering as I type this remembering how Crash uses his own spedecial brand of communicating And how well he knows Vic ;Piece of Cake just after GhosTVVic cake baking texting with Crash deliciously typical energy between these twoThe brilliance of Price’s storytelling is that she uses detail 100% specific to her characters especially the mundane and they communicate what’s happening in such entertaining ways In this one Vic is forced by his own hand to admit a truth about the relationship between him and Crash I’m still grinning Vic has a strong sense of right and wrong and even if grumpily sometimes he chooses the former ;In the Dark 61 in timelineI really liked this shorty short Vic is in yet another social situation in which his awkwardness should shine through only it doesn't Not reallyIn just a few pages Price shows how Vic's confidence and knowledge have grown how he sees Jacob as always having his back and that admitting a flaw can actually gain instead of losing somethingA formidable team these two be and it's loverly seeing them utilizing it in every wayLove Let the Chips Fall after Vic and Jacob moved into the CanneryThis is just a few pages long and yet I was picturing every moment each gesture between Vic and Jacob By the end I had a smile on my faceMemento 62 in timelineIt's inviting engaging and wonderful to get Jacob's point of view in this story It's not just that we get his thoughts and interpretations we get them through the prism of how well he knows Vic while knowing there's to learn He wants to learn He wants Vic While he gave his coffee another slurp I eased the T shirt out of sight beneath a recliner cushion then joined him on the sofa he wasn’t uite committed to sitting on I dropped my knees open canted my hips in invitation and said “Kind of cold out there for yard work”“It’s October” Slurp “It’ll only get colder”I smiled to myself Subtlety is lost on him Ironic since his come hither signals reuire the training of a federal investigator to be perceived His idea of making a pass involves leaning in my general direction and on a bold day maybe clearing his throat As usual these two are smokin' hot and uniuely them in how they express and share that heat between themPrice's descriptions are ever thrilling in what they invoke from me namely easily accessible emotionHis breathing was deep now threaded with encouragementsI love these two Vic and Jacob and I love how well JCP knows them and is happy to share with usImpact after Camp HellJacob is struggling Not with his extrasensory abilities but in recognizing when he’s succeeding with them It’s like he’s not looking up for concentrating so he’s missing the road signs letting him know he’s getting closer and closer When he struggles he goes into himself momentarily forgetting that he’s got Vic there to support him which then means he’ll get there he’ll succeed Vic knows this and doesn’t post comment as it were He doesn’t try and force Jacob to seeThis is a sweet and realistically portrayed scene between them and it shows how well they do work together Vic’s caring tugged at my heartstringsEveryone’s Afraid of Clowns sometime in the future?Halloweeeeeeeeeeen And this is my kinda All Hallow’s Eve yarn Passion and potential ghost chasing That’s what it’s all aboutWaiting Game between Spook Suad and GhosTVHappiness is watching Lisa and Jacob feeling their mutual awkwardness as realization blooms while Jacob plays knight in shining armor just as Lisa describes This one is competing for my favorite in the bunchOn the Road after Spook SuadI relate to every word of this being the pro road tripper that I am This would have been doubly snerk worthy if we’d gotten Jacob’s point of view too ;Wood 32 in timelineI mean c'mon it's Vic and Jacob with a side of favorite uncle Leon and a dash of dyi furniture buildingAnd it's Vic and Jacob feeling horny and appreciativeEven in a short like this an extended snapshot really JCP gives us all the things Vic's uniue take on the world his love for Jacob Jacob's love for Vic teenage type humor in other words the kind that never gets old sweetness and hotness and I'm left wanting 3Off the Cuff after Vic and Jacob moved into the CanneryThe funny thing is Vic accepts change easily thanks to Jacob I think sometimes he surprises himself or even it doesn’t hit him that he’s successfully navigated another turn in the road He does however always know Jacob is there with him With him Vic is moving forward he’s no longer stagnant in his life treading around in the sameness This is wonderfulLocked and Loaded after Spook SuadAwwwwwwww Price is so good at teasing us about taking the story in one direction but then taking an unexpected exit from the roundabout This is especially enjoyable when it happens in the uiet moments Inside Out 01 in timelineIn the timeline of the series this is basically firstHowever having read the first two books in the series and then reading this you'll get a lot out of itYep it's Jacob's point of view and we see the beginnings of several storylinesThe sport coat That's all I'm sayingI'm on to read the next Witness after Spook Suad Maybe I would never trust anybody one hundred percent but I knew how far the borders of my trust with Jacob spread And that perimeter was so vast I might never find all the edges drops mic This slowly morphs from seemingly boring training exercise to the beginnings of a mystery while bringing in the spooky spook stuff we all love about this universe Most of all it adds a few bricks to the strength that is Vic and Jacob’s relationship


  7. Eugenia Eugenia says:

    2nd time listening and i still love these shortsOriginal review November 2018A fantastic collection of PsyCop shorts Loved them ALL Want to get to know your favorite PsyCops a little bit better? Are you a PsyCop fan? If the answer is yes then YOU NEED THIS COLLECTION Do not deny yourself this PLEASUREI thought I was fine not digging in to these side stories snippets and moments; after all I’ve read all of the books through Agent Bayne why would I need stories or scenes that didn’t “fit” in any of the novels? Was I ever wrong I loved all of these shorts Some were funny others sexy curious gruesome What they all had in common though was Vic and Jacob narrated by the incomparable Gomez Pugh


  8. Lisa The Novel Approach Lisa The Novel Approach says:

    This volume was like a box of chocolates There was a candy set in the past Some pieces were love scenes That piece was from Jacob’s perspective suee; this one from Lisa’s I’d experienced a couple of them before and they were as tasty as always; a couple bits were new to me Some were bigger than others One was even a piece from the future There was not a coconut or freaky toothpaste flavored candy in the bunch yup I’m riding this metaphor all the way to the finish line folksIt was lovely I recommend it for any and everyone who has read and enjoyed the main series There’s stuff here for all of you If you haven’t tried the series yet WHY? go read it first Or heck go grab it on audio because Gomez Pugh IS Victor Bayne and he knocks all these books right out of the park Just do that before you read this book because these shorts will all make sense in the context of knowing the series arc They don’t really work on their ownRead Cassie's full review at The Novel Approach


  9. Toni FGMAMTC Toni FGMAMTC says:

    I listened to the audio I think Gomez Pugh is my favorite narrator Also Victor Bayne has got to be one of my all time favorite characters I LOVE this series This book is the collection of short stories and novellas that happened between the main books I've read some of them before but listening to everything together was well worth my time I can't get enough


  10. Ula& Ula& says:

    Overall book rating 4Audio Book NABook Cover 4 Really had fun with all this little short reads It was great having them all following on each other The little titbits out of Jacob’s point of view was a nice touch


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10 thoughts on “PsyCop Briefs

  1. Shile Shile says:

    5 starsBecause VicVicVic Vic and Jacob Made me laugh so hard Hot Hot Ghosts Freaking LOVED IT

  2. Nancy Nancy says:

    Cross posted at Shelf Inflicted and at Outlaw Reviews If you love Vic and Jacob in the PsyCop series this is the perfect collection of stories to get your hands onWhile some of the stories stand well alone others are better appreciated if you are acuainted with the characters from the series I have not read all the books in the series yet so it was a surprise to encounter characters I didn’t know get a glimpse of the future and see psychic abilities further developed A few of the stories were familiar but it was fun to read them a second time as part of a collection Coffee O’Clock – Early on in their relationship Jacob has spent nearly a week at Vic’s apartment and while Jacob seems perfectly comfortable there Vic is experiencing some anxiety It’s fun to see Vic get all flustered when Jacob replaces his powdered creamer with half and half I like being in Vic’s head privy to all his neurotic insecurities and conversations with dead people A little sad but funny too Thaw This sweet humorous short story shows a brief glimpse into the lives of Vic and Jacob when they are not busy fighting crime Who knew ice skating could be so fun and sexy? Mind Reader – Even though Crash is Jacob’s ex he is still very much a presence in their lives His friendship with Vic starts awkwardly but I love their banter while they’re on a museum trip discussing mummies and ghosts Crash is slutty and unpredictable and fortunately for Vic his empathic abilities are not nearly as honed as Vic’s abilities to communicate with the dead allowing Vic to stuff his feelings under his belt Stroke of Midnight – This is one of few stories where the reader gets Jacob’s perspective on events It’s Vic and Jacob’s first New Year together and they are planning to attend a party hosted by Jacob’s ex Keith but work calls and Jacob goes alone It was nice getting into Jacob's head and knowing how strong his feelings for Vic are I never knew Vic had a cleft chin No Sale – The flirtatious salesman and his fancy knives don’t have a chance with Jacob not while Vic is seeing ghosts I love Vic’s self confidence in this one Most Likely To – A nice little glimpse into 80’s hairstyles and Vic’s past Jock Straps on Sale – Vic needs some Florida water and Crash needs a ride I love how Crash unsettles Vic and never fails to make me laugh Piece of Cake – Another short featuring Crash this time while Vic is trying to bake Jacob a cake In the Dark – Vic is far comfortable stuffing himself with meat pastries than making small talk with Jacob’s friends An encounter with a ghost and a chat with Jacob’s ex Keith leads to mutual understanding Let the Chips Fall – Before I met my husband my home was a mishmash of eclectic pieces I picked up at flea markets yard sales and from friends I feel Vic’s pain Why agonize over paint colors when white goes with everything? Memento – Old t shirts yard work and sweet lovin’ Told from Jacob’s point of view his tenderness and desire shines through their relationship Vic is so lucky Impact – I haven’t read the stories beyond Camp Hell so seeing Vic help Jacob explore his own abilities was a nice surprise Everyone’s Afraid of Clowns – A creepy unsettling story that is just perfect for Halloween Vic and Jacob are out buying painted pumpkins for another party that Vic is not thrilled about attending Jacob becomes curious when Vic recalls his first experience seeing a ghost clown in an old movie theatre Instead of going to the party they are off to hunt ghosts Clowns are not the only scary things Waiting Game – Loved this short told from Vic’s partner Lisa’s point of view She uses her precognitive talent to read between the lines causing Vic and Jacob to blush On the Road – Vic and Jacob are planning to head out to visit Jacob’s parents Jacob is very focused on his trip preparations and attention to details while Vic is worrying about getting there too early Hilarious little story that shows even Mr Perfect can make mistakes Wood – Vic and Jacob are helping Jacob’s Uncle Leon put together some bookshelves I love the stories that focus on lighter moments between the two men This was fun humorous and sexy Off the Cuff – As much as I love clothes that fit well I don’t envy Vic’s experience with the tailor Still it was a thoughtful gesture on Jacob’s part and Vic really needs some new clothes Locked and Loaded – This started out a little tense with both guys on high alert Jacob didn’t have his sidearm but proved that a strong voice and confident stance goes a long way Inside Out – This is a fun little preuel to the PsyCop series and one of a few stories told from Jacob’s perspective He and his partner Carolyn are going to his first PsyCop meeting While he’s excited about it Carolyn is interested in fixing Jacob up with a new man As Carolyn is a telepath Jacob has to be very careful what he says to her As much as I enjoyed this story I think it would be better appreciated by gaining some familiarity with the characters and their world Vic’s misadventure with a jelly donut is hilarious Witness – This story packs a punch What starts as a dull training exercise that Vic has absolutely no interest in turns into a satisfying mystery and further solidifies the bond between Vic and Jacob Book provided by JCP Books in exchange for an honest review

  3. ~Volha~ ~Volha~ says:

    Absolutely marvelous collection of short and not so short stories that show Jacob and Vic on and off the clock As always Vic's sarcastic humor coupled with all the love between him and Jacob make this a fantastic read I enjoyed Jacob and Lisa's POV and all the little unknown tidbits about my favorite characters Steamy and funny stories Loved it

  4. Shin Mon Thway Shin Mon Thway says:

    OMG I can’t even begin how much I love the collection of these short stories 😱😍 This is truly remarkable I listened this in a day so you can see how enthralled I was Don’t get me wrong I love Vic and how adorably uirky and endearingly awkward his POV is 😁 But it was truly refreshing to see other characters’ POVs in this book especially Jacob’s Oh how I love that extremely macho and lovingly protective that man is 😍 You see the story in a whole different way when the narrator of the story changes And that was what this collection is all about I enjoyed all the short stories in this book but there are a few that really stood out for me Surprisingly “Wood” is my favorite in the collection despite being Vic’s POV because I was really sure “The stroke of Midnight” going to be my favorite before I got to “Wood” 😁The reasons why “Wood” is my favorite It was I almost peed myself funny So hilarious yet so romantic and sweet 😌 And don’t forget sizzling smut 🔥 Ah backroom uickies just became my favorite kind of uickie and it was lovely to see both Vic and Jacob reminiscing their first time together Super adorb 💜My second favorite is “The stroke of Midnight” Well obviously is Jacob’s POV OMG I’m still screaming with joy rolling butt naked in my bed 😂👏 And because it’s so soooooooooooo romantic ❤️ I have been telling this for a long time but I’m going to again guys Vic is a hopeless romantic 😁 And he really really loves Jacob like Jacob is GaGa over him 😉Third favorite is “Thaw” because I am a sucker for winter romance and festive spirits 😌 And it was so adorable beautiful and lovely between them Loved it 😘You really learn so many things about these two in this collection We can see how Vic is selfless and always ready to help others even at the expense of his own life and how even always unflappable Jacob has insecurities And the stolen intimate moments between these two are just too precious and beautiful 😍 And oh I forgot to tell you “Mind Reader” Vic and Crash’s short trip the museum was so damn funny 🤣 I love the dynamic and ongoing bromance between those two 😁 I wish we’d still get another shorties anthology of Vic and Jacob in the future because man I hereby declare these two my favorite couple ever in urban fantasy paranormal genre Loved loved it and can’t recommend this one enough 👍5 Because love is the greatest gift of all stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Audio ratingStory 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Narration 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Performance 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Disclaimer An audio copy of this book was provided by the author for an honest and unbiased review

  5. Trio Trio says:

    That was great Many of the stories I've read before but there were a couple new ones plus I did the audio version and there's nothing better than Gomez Pugh narrating PsyCop

  6. ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ says:

    We’re given a few notes at the beginning of this collection regarding where in the timeline each of these stories fits amongst the full length novels Some of these have been previously published independently and I’ve noted those with the numbers Otherwise I’ve indicated in general where each story fallsIn a nutshell here’s what you wana know this is uite a bargain in the bang for your buck category let alone for the amount of story and character development we get to experience If you’ve read the novels in this PsyCop series you will thoroughly enjoy all of these stories I had fun hopping around not reading them in order of presentation here If you haven’t read this series you need to git awn it Vic and Jacob the whole cast the humor and settings and the “rules” of this contemporary universe are masterfully manipulated by Jordan Castillo PriceCoffee O’Clock soon after Among the LivingA key to Vic Most people have a still small voice that tells them when something is worth pursuing Not me Mine was murmuring Better not get used to itHe’s referencing being with Jacob and how things between them are seemingly beginning to take shape this is early in their relationshipHaving read this series and already some of the stories in this collection I don’t feel as sad for Vic as I might have if I’d come across this while still reading Among the Living I know what’s yet to come for him and he’s heading in the right direction I think this is definitely one of the best things about this collection we gain different perspectives on Vic Jacob and many parts of their lives including Crash and LisaThaw 11 in timeline of full length novel serieshappy sighIce skating I do love it so And now I can picture Vic and Jacob loving it tooVic is so great at letting us see so much of Jacob I love that tooOh and uh don't mind telephone pole guy Mind Reader 23 in timelineHuhNot really sure what to say about this oneVic concerned about all of the things that Crash isn't concerned withBut I also think sometimes Crash doesn't know what he wants so he tries anything just to see There's a dose of insecurity in there somewhereHuh Stroke of Midnight 31 in timelineOh goodness even in this shorty short the chemistry and comfort and desire that make up Vic 'n Jacob all come throughI liked seeing Manny and his silly confident selfGetting inside Jacob's head is such a vunderbar thing It essentially confirms what we already know that he loves Vic and plans on doing that for a very long time and Vic knows it tooLove No Sale after Camp HellHa This is an example of why flash fiction is so much fun and forces a singular focus An essence of Vic and Jacob’s relationship is demonstrated trust The fun parts are in the form of the little details about their personalities and they make me say ‘yes’ This is so themMost Likely To after Vic and Jacob moved into the CanneryA snapshot this one The magic of Jacob helping Vic see himself in different lights He does this uietly not even guiding Vic but allowing him to find his way along an alternative path based on this new information It works They workJock Straps On Sale after Body and SoulCrashHe’s awesomeThatisallWait I want I’m snickering as I type this remembering how Crash uses his own spedecial brand of communicating And how well he knows Vic ;Piece of Cake just after GhosTVVic cake baking texting with Crash deliciously typical energy between these twoThe brilliance of Price’s storytelling is that she uses detail 100% specific to her characters especially the mundane and they communicate what’s happening in such entertaining ways In this one Vic is forced by his own hand to admit a truth about the relationship between him and Crash I’m still grinning Vic has a strong sense of right and wrong and even if grumpily sometimes he chooses the former ;In the Dark 61 in timelineI really liked this shorty short Vic is in yet another social situation in which his awkwardness should shine through only it doesn't Not reallyIn just a few pages Price shows how Vic's confidence and knowledge have grown how he sees Jacob as always having his back and that admitting a flaw can actually gain instead of losing somethingA formidable team these two be and it's loverly seeing them utilizing it in every wayLove Let the Chips Fall after Vic and Jacob moved into the CanneryThis is just a few pages long and yet I was picturing every moment each gesture between Vic and Jacob By the end I had a smile on my faceMemento 62 in timelineIt's inviting engaging and wonderful to get Jacob's point of view in this story It's not just that we get his thoughts and interpretations we get them through the prism of how well he knows Vic while knowing there's to learn He wants to learn He wants Vic While he gave his coffee another slurp I eased the T shirt out of sight beneath a recliner cushion then joined him on the sofa he wasn’t uite committed to sitting on I dropped my knees open canted my hips in invitation and said “Kind of cold out there for yard work”“It’s October” Slurp “It’ll only get colder”I smiled to myself Subtlety is lost on him Ironic since his come hither signals reuire the training of a federal investigator to be perceived His idea of making a pass involves leaning in my general direction and on a bold day maybe clearing his throat As usual these two are smokin' hot and uniuely them in how they express and share that heat between themPrice's descriptions are ever thrilling in what they invoke from me namely easily accessible emotionHis breathing was deep now threaded with encouragementsI love these two Vic and Jacob and I love how well JCP knows them and is happy to share with usImpact after Camp HellJacob is struggling Not with his extrasensory abilities but in recognizing when he’s succeeding with them It’s like he’s not looking up for concentrating so he’s missing the road signs letting him know he’s getting closer and closer When he struggles he goes into himself momentarily forgetting that he’s got Vic there to support him which then means he’ll get there he’ll succeed Vic knows this and doesn’t post comment as it were He doesn’t try and force Jacob to seeThis is a sweet and realistically portrayed scene between them and it shows how well they do work together Vic’s caring tugged at my heartstringsEveryone’s Afraid of Clowns sometime in the future?Halloweeeeeeeeeeen And this is my kinda All Hallow’s Eve yarn Passion and potential ghost chasing That’s what it’s all aboutWaiting Game between Spook Suad and GhosTVHappiness is watching Lisa and Jacob feeling their mutual awkwardness as realization blooms while Jacob plays knight in shining armor just as Lisa describes This one is competing for my favorite in the bunchOn the Road after Spook SuadI relate to every word of this being the pro road tripper that I am This would have been doubly snerk worthy if we’d gotten Jacob’s point of view too ;Wood 32 in timelineI mean c'mon it's Vic and Jacob with a side of favorite uncle Leon and a dash of dyi furniture buildingAnd it's Vic and Jacob feeling horny and appreciativeEven in a short like this an extended snapshot really JCP gives us all the things Vic's uniue take on the world his love for Jacob Jacob's love for Vic teenage type humor in other words the kind that never gets old sweetness and hotness and I'm left wanting 3Off the Cuff after Vic and Jacob moved into the CanneryThe funny thing is Vic accepts change easily thanks to Jacob I think sometimes he surprises himself or even it doesn’t hit him that he’s successfully navigated another turn in the road He does however always know Jacob is there with him With him Vic is moving forward he’s no longer stagnant in his life treading around in the sameness This is wonderfulLocked and Loaded after Spook SuadAwwwwwwww Price is so good at teasing us about taking the story in one direction but then taking an unexpected exit from the roundabout This is especially enjoyable when it happens in the uiet moments Inside Out 01 in timelineIn the timeline of the series this is basically firstHowever having read the first two books in the series and then reading this you'll get a lot out of itYep it's Jacob's point of view and we see the beginnings of several storylinesThe sport coat That's all I'm sayingI'm on to read the next Witness after Spook Suad Maybe I would never trust anybody one hundred percent but I knew how far the borders of my trust with Jacob spread And that perimeter was so vast I might never find all the edges drops mic This slowly morphs from seemingly boring training exercise to the beginnings of a mystery while bringing in the spooky spook stuff we all love about this universe Most of all it adds a few bricks to the strength that is Vic and Jacob’s relationship

  7. Eugenia Eugenia says:

    2nd time listening and i still love these shortsOriginal review November 2018A fantastic collection of PsyCop shorts Loved them ALL Want to get to know your favorite PsyCops a little bit better? Are you a PsyCop fan? If the answer is yes then YOU NEED THIS COLLECTION Do not deny yourself this PLEASUREI thought I was fine not digging in to these side stories snippets and moments; after all I’ve read all of the books through Agent Bayne why would I need stories or scenes that didn’t “fit” in any of the novels? Was I ever wrong I loved all of these shorts Some were funny others sexy curious gruesome What they all had in common though was Vic and Jacob narrated by the incomparable Gomez Pugh

  8. Lisa The Novel Approach Lisa The Novel Approach says:

    This volume was like a box of chocolates There was a candy set in the past Some pieces were love scenes That piece was from Jacob’s perspective suee; this one from Lisa’s I’d experienced a couple of them before and they were as tasty as always; a couple bits were new to me Some were bigger than others One was even a piece from the future There was not a coconut or freaky toothpaste flavored candy in the bunch yup I’m riding this metaphor all the way to the finish line folksIt was lovely I recommend it for any and everyone who has read and enjoyed the main series There’s stuff here for all of you If you haven’t tried the series yet WHY? go read it first Or heck go grab it on audio because Gomez Pugh IS Victor Bayne and he knocks all these books right out of the park Just do that before you read this book because these shorts will all make sense in the context of knowing the series arc They don’t really work on their ownRead Cassie's full review at The Novel Approach

  9. Toni FGMAMTC Toni FGMAMTC says:

    I listened to the audio I think Gomez Pugh is my favorite narrator Also Victor Bayne has got to be one of my all time favorite characters I LOVE this series This book is the collection of short stories and novellas that happened between the main books I've read some of them before but listening to everything together was well worth my time I can't get enough

  10. Ula& Ula& says:

    Overall book rating 4Audio Book NABook Cover 4 Really had fun with all this little short reads It was great having them all following on each other The little titbits out of Jacob’s point of view was a nice touch

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