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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Waking Jamal by Amberly Smith (112-05-27-2016)

Very believable world building set in the near future. I loved the idea of the Hamask pairs, and the way the reality of them didn't mesh with people's expectations and the propaganda behind them. Interesting main characters with their own flaws to work through, and loved the side characters too especially Lisa.

Waking Jamal by Amberly Smith
Gay Sci-fi / Futuristic
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 25, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634771338
ISBN-13: 978-1634771337
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Their physical and mental survival depends on them bonding.

Jamal Zumati joins the military, determined to repay the country that fed and housed him. But during his Hamask activation, his senses go offline and he enters a berserker rage. The United States Hamrammr Program, or USHP, has only one option: put him into hibernation.

Despite his extraordinary ability to read and manipulate situations, Vargr Lt. Rum Walker has stepped on one too many brass toes, and the USHP demoted him back to teaching new candidates. Rum is one paranoid thought away from self-destruction when he is recruited for a covert mission: pull Jamal from hibernation.

The problem is, no one has ever survived a berserker fury at least not officially. If Rum is to challenge the military stereotypes, he ll not only need to wake Jamal he ll need to get him to agree to be bonded as a Hamra Pair, the ultimate supersoldier team.

When Jamal and Rum team up with an FBI Hamra Pair to stop the terrorist group Dios Provee, Rum thinks he ll show Jamal their true potential lies in an equal partnership, but Jamal is convinced Rum should take the lead. Will Rum stop Jamal from going berserk again and destroying both of their futures?"

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