Category Archives: MM Romance Book Review

Not Afraid by Elizabeth Monvey

notafraid__21237.1412033309.300.450Title: Not Afraid
Series: Romance on the Go
Author: Elizabeth Monvey
Genre: Contemporary/Interracial
Length: Short (32 pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (September 29th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Raleigh Hewes has known Augustus Rains his whole life, and for the past year, they’ve been lovers. They’ve kept it a secret because Gus is afraid of what people will say. Not only are they a gay couple in a small town but he is black and Raleigh is white. Raleigh wants to be out and proud, but Gus is concerned since both their businesses revolve around the local market.

After an argument, Raleigh has doubts that their love can last because he’s tired of hiding their relationship. When a storm sweeps over his farm, he’s caught in the eye of a tornado, and Gus races frantically to find the man he loves.

The danger has put into perspective his fears and Gus decides not to be afraid anymore. He just hopes it’s not too late to lay claim to Raleigh’s heart.

Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/not-afraid-by-elizabeth-monvey/

ISBN: 978-1-77233-036-6

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A sweet story of Augustus realizing his feelings for Raleigh are more important than what anyone else thinks about them being a couple. These two men have had feelings for each other since they were high school but hadn’t acted on them at the time.

Filled with drama, action, and hot sex between two sexy men and a tornado that almost took them away from each other made for a good read.

The Dragon and the Templar by Marcy Jacks

thedragonandthetemplarTitle: The Dragon and the Templar
Series: Of Dragons and Wolves, #11
Author: Marcy Jacks
Genre: Paranormal/Shape-shifter
Length: Novella (112 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63258-406-9
Publisher: Siren Publishing (October 4, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Cole Jayden is a Templar, but he’s never killed a dragon. He feels guilty whenever a new prisoner is brought in, especially this latest one, a man so handsome that it makes him shake. When he’s charged to watch over this man, who looks so damned good when he stares at Cole, Cole is finding himself having some very serious thoughts about the life he’s been forced to live.

Craig Hacket is a dragon warrior, though he doesn’t feel much like a warrior when he’s captured and put into chains. He hates all Templars, but this new one who watches him in the night, who reads to him and sneaks him food, is especially interesting. He senses something between them, but it’s not until he convinces Cole to open the door, to come to him and let Craig show him all kinds of pleasure, that Craig knows the truth.

This Templar is his mate.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/the-dragon-and-the-templar

Review: This is part of a series and they should be read in order. Each story focuses on a new romantic couple and gives you an insight into their world. I loved this book almost as much as I love the others. It is a fascinating story that involves dragons, wolves and humans. Marcy has a wonderful gift at giving you a story that draws you in and keeps you there. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next story.

Craig had been caught by the Templars and he wasn’t too sure what would have happened. Thank fully he met his mate there. The problem was his mate was a Templar, even though he never should have been. He does not have an evil bone in his body, which most Templars do. He is sweet, kind, gentle and very caring. His brother had set him up and wanted to teach him a lesson. So it was a good thing that Cole had a big dragon for a mate.

It is a very good story but it is missing a bit more to it. It seemed that it was rushed through. They meet, protect each other, save each other, than are mated. I would have liked a bit more to it. A little bit more conflict, warm and loving. It did catch my attention from the moment I started reading it and kept it all the way to the end.

I would recommend reading this especially if you love two sexy men, shifters, excitement, surprise and dangerous situations.

A Dangerous Liason by Penelope Rivers

ADangerousLiaisonTitle: A Dangerous Liaison
Series: N/A
Author: Penelope Rivers
Genre: Werewolf/ Erotic Romance
Length: Novella (108 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-627620-07-9
Publisher: Amira Press (July 10, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: After Percy meets Dr. Hunter Finch at his sister’s wedding, he is immediately enraptured. This continues even after he discovers, to his horror, that the man he had a fling with was actually his Archaeology 2010 professor. Even though his professor keeps pushing him away, he is determined to win the man’s heart and keep it.

Unfortunately, that’s when Percy discovers things aren’t what they seem. His beloved professor is the Beta of a werewolf pack and since Percy has been involved with him, the opposing group of werewolves is after him. Percy’s life is flipped upside down in a way he has never imagined. In college, he expected to learn from books. He never expected to learn about werewolves and love.

Purchase Link: http://www.amirapress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=417&zenid=163dc98f46d86841e39f3123ed41248d

Review: This was an amazing read. I was quite surprised with it. I think Penelope is going to be one of my top five favorite authors and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next story. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. I loved Percy. He was a blast to read about. Percy couldn’t stand who his sister was marring. However, it soon came out that what he had it all wrong. He also was about to learn that werewolves were in fact real. Talk about a love interest gone totally batty. He leaves the wedding and finds a very sexy man who is a bit lost. It turns out that he is the best friend and best man to the groom. One fascinating sexual experience leads Percy on a run.

Hunter knows that he has not only found his mate but their soon to be alpha. Damn was the boy young though. He tries his hardest to stay away from the chosen one, but Percy is a persistent bugger. Then Percy and his best friend are attacked and Hunter shifts and protects. Which, of course, is the introduction to the poor lad to werewolves.

Talk about a freak out, you will be laughing your ass off and crying at the same time. He is about to find out that the feelings he has are because they are mates. Hunter’s old alpha passed on, leaving Hunter with the pack that he is losing his mind over. Dividing times between pack and work is driving him nuts, but he wants Percy to grow a bit before telling him the truth. Things don’t work out the way he planned it. Percy is more forceful than most.

This story was a blast to read and I absolutely loved it. I loved the characters, the way they just mix and are so full of passion. It has a serious tone to it but there is just a hint of humor in it that made it so much better to me.

I would recommend reading this amazing story. Especially if you love two very sexy men, werewolves, excitement, adventure, action and lots of danger. Not to mention the hot sex going on.

Diventando: The Vessel by J.C. Wallace

DiventandoTitle: Diventando: The Vessel
Author: J.C. Wallace
Genre: Dark Fantasy / Paranormal
Length: Novel (214 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61124-662-9
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press, LLC (September 7th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: Owen McIntyre is no stranger to the Grim Reaper. Diagnosed with leukemia at the age of fifteen, he’s spent the last ten years slowly dying. With only two weeks until his next checkup, Owen’s body is already warning him that he is no longer in remission. Tired of the countless meds and chemo, not to mention the way his family coddles him, he decides to live and die on his own terms and forgo treatment. When he meets a lively college professor named Turk, conquering the man becomes part of Owen’s bucket list. But as Owen gets to know Turk, he starts to see him as more than a fling, a luxury that a dying man doesn’t have.

But what if, suddenly, everything Owen knew to be true turned out to be a web of lies and deceit—even his diagnosis of cancer?

Taken hostage, tied to a bed and subjected to painful experimentation, Owen’s nightmare of leukemia is a far cry from the horrors he will face. No longer able to trust anyone in his life, including Turk, Owen is alone and cut off from the world. He has to make the hard decision to trust those who have betrayed him, including Turk (for whom he deeply cares), or die a lonely death.

Soon, with time running out, Owen will not only fight to live, but fight to want to live again. But will that be enough to save him from the evil that lurks inside his body and mind?

Purchase Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2025-Diventando-The-Vessel.aspx

Review: At the beginning, we meet Owen. A normal enough 25-year-old game code fixer. Only thing is that he has spent the past 10 years fighting leukemia. And his body is telling him it’s back again. Two weeks before his next checkup, he meets a hot bear named Turk. The two have an instant attraction. They have one and half dates…. And then all hell breaks loose, literally.

Turns out Owen never had leukemia, he has something much worse. He is pretty much kidnapped from the doctors and subjected to some screwed up experiments. When he finally learns what is going on, he realizes this is not just a fight for his life but others as well. And Turk is very much not who Owen thought he was.

Owen and Turk have limited time to fix what is wrong, and there are no guarantees anything will work to save him. During this time, the attraction grows deeper between Own and Turk. Along the way, there is betrayal to both Owen and Turk. Secrets are revealed, and ancient myths are put to the test. And Owen is not the only one whose life is at risk, forcing him to make a hard choice.

This book started out as boy meets boys and then moves on to Holy Shit. You can see where the story is going and you know there will be a HEA. But the ride getting there is fast paced and moves along pretty evenly. All in all a very enjoyable read from J.C. Wallace.

I highly recommend it to those looking for something with an original paranormal twist.

Lure of the Beast by J. Ashburn

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Series: The Beast Within, #2
Author: J. Ashburn
Genre: Erotic Romance/ Paranormal
Length: Novel (179 Pages)
Publisher: J. Ashburn (June 24, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: The adventure and romance continues as Alec finds more intrigue and desire in the town of Redfern. Alec and Philip finally decide to stop running and settle down but Alec’s sister Rachelle has other plans. Still angry at becoming a whelp, a newborn wolf, she is determined to make Alec’s life a living hell.

To add fuel to the fire a new shifter enters town, adding a new temptation to Alec’s relationship as the Pure Blood- one of the oldest and strongest of the wolf shifters-closes in on Alec. What does the Pure Blood want with Alec and will finding out destroy the happy life he’s found in the sleepy mountain town?

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LA6DL3Q?btkr=1

Review: This is book two of the Beast Within Trilogy and they should be read in order.

This is a fascinating story that will capture your heart when you read it. To know that there is so much pain when one feels that they are at fault whether they are or not. Coming close to destroy their relationship, or so it would seem. This author is an amazing person and you can tell that they wrote with all of their feelings. You can feel the love between Philip and Alec. It is so strong but even with a bit of doubt it brings them closer together.

Alec was a white wolf and so very strong. He had killed Luca who was an evil wolf bringing them a bit of peace. He, Philip, Max, and her mother have many fears but they are standing strong still. That is until Alec’s little sister shows up. She was bitten by Luca and was a bit feral. In blood lust, she was aiming to kill her brother and anyone that gets into her way. When she comes across a pure blood, things get a bit dicer.

The next problem they have is a man who plays a guitar, that turns on every man around him. He is a wolf shifter who can also turn in to a cat. The pure blood wants him almost as bad as he wants Alec. Now this one is a piece of work. His two parts are at war with each other, but then what do you expect from a feline and a canine living in the same body. He is also a bit looney to me. Kind of sounds like someone from the sixty’s that gets high all the time. He wants to kill Alec to keep the pure blood away but he knows he needs to help. He has also met a man he loves, but who was a killer right along with Luca. Now it is up to Alec to protect them all.

This story was a blast to read. It is a bit hard to understand with all the subject changes in the beginning but once you start reading it you will find yourself captivated. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It gave me everything I could want in a story and so much more.

I would recommend reading this especially if you love two hot mates, ménage’s, crazy friends, pissed off sisters, powerful pure bloods, excitement, and lots of danger.

Stand by You and Foundation of Trust by A.M. Arthur Blog Tour, Excerpts, Reviews & Giveaway!

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Hi again, we are now bringing you A.M. Arthur and two brand new releases, Foundation of Trust and Stand by You. There are excerpts to enjoy and there is a great giveaway. We also have reviews for both books from Tams and Lisa, so enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
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Foundation of Trust

David Weller thought he had it all—a loving partner who gave him a ring, a steady job he didn’t hate, and so much hope for the future. But in the wake of a devastating diagnosis, everything he thought was solid and real lay in pieces at his feet.

Four years later, he’s still sifting through the rubble of his life. His catering partnership occupies his days, while his nights are filled with dangerous sexual hookups and very bad decisions. Then the last person he ever expected to see again walks back into his life.

Owen Hart’s single biggest regret is the way he was forced to leave David behind—no explanations, no chance to make it right. Until now. Finally free of eight years of lies, Owen’s back for the only man he’s ever loved.

An incendiary encounter in a club proves that time hasn’t weakened their physical connection, but David’s wounds run deeper than Owen’s deception. And if David can’t first forgive, Owen doesn’t have a second chance in hell.

Warning: This book contains an Australian transplant with a head full of secrets, a party planner with enough baggage to sink a battleship, and a surly teenager who just wants them both to get over themselves.

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Stand by You

Three months after his rescue from an abusive boyfriend, twenty-two-year-old Romy Myers has landed his first legitimate job—bussing tables at his friend’s new coffee shop. The job has brought him some stability after years of abuse have left him feeling damaged and broken. He’s working hard on his panic and social anxiety, and those things are often tempered by the big, burly presence of Brendan Walker.

From the moment ex-football player Brendan helped rescue Romy from his ex’s abuse, he’s wanted to protect him. And he does, from a distance, with joking text messages, a new gym routine to toughen him up and a genuine friendship. So far it’s been easy—but Brendan’s feelings aren’t just friendly anymore…

When an argument spirals out of control, a hot and heavy make-out session causes Romy’s friendship with supposedly straight Brendan to reach a new level. The last thing Romy wants is to fall for another guy who could potentially shatter him, but Brendan also wakes up a part of him he thought had been destroyed by violence—his heart.

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A Weekend Unbound by S. Dora & A. Moore Blog Post Guest Post, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Totally Bounds S. Dora & A. Moore with their newest release A Weekend Unbound, we have a guest post from S. Dora and there’s a fantastic giveaway (just leave a comment with your email). So enjoy the post read my review and then leave a comment! <3 ~Pixie~ 
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A Weekend Unbound

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S. Dora & A. Moore

How much can a Dom ask of his submissive? And how much of himself?

For Derek and Tyler, Dominance and submission have been part of their love right from the first hello. But now Derek wants his submissive to go as deep as he is physically and emotionally able to. During two days and two nights, there are no safety words and very few limits. This is their chance to demonstrate their love for one another through the most extreme scenes they’ve ever played.

There is, however, one rule to trump all others for Tyler—to protect Sir’s most loved possession, even if it means disobedience or going against his own need to submit to his Master without question or complaint.

This weekend will open up levels of their relationship they’ve never dreamed of before.

Reader Advisory: This book contains intense BDSM scenes, strong pain-play, mild humiliation, fisting, pet-play and mild sensual torment. Please be aware of the twenty-four-seven Total Power Exchange dynamic between those two men.  

Like the sound of A Weekend Unbound? Buy it here: Totally Bound: A Weekend Unbound

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Rogue by Eden Bradley

Rogue72lgTitle: Rogue
Series: Midnight Playground, #5
Author: Eden Bradley
Genre: Paranormal/ Vampire
Length: Novella (105 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61922-545-9
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (October 21, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Madrid, 2069

He is Rogue.

He has known no other life, no other name. Turned at the tender age of nineteen on the dark streets of London, he wanders Europe, angry and rebellious, haunted by the crime that has followed him for over a century. Always alone.

He is Ramsey.

Member of the Vampire Council, all he has are his memories of dazzling grief and unrelenting pain—his only respite is blood and sex. Until a young rogue vampire poaches in his territory…

Inexorably drawn to each other, the head of Madrid’s Midnight Playground and the rebel from nowhere will find passion in each other’s arms—and discover a dangerous secret that could irrevocably change both their worlds.
Purchase Link: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/rogue-p-73646.html?osCsid=220be4e90542e7d89e380dd1dff90103

Review: This is book five in this series and they should be read in order.

This book gives you savage male on male sex, fangs, viciousness, and a type of cruelty. The infamous, alluring, and dangerous Capture Gardens. Where they hunt their prey for fun. Did they mention hot, kinky vampire sex? This story was a bit bizarre for me. It was a little darker than I normally like but it did have a way to allure you in and keep you there. Their world seemed like a harsher place that I don’t think many would survive.

Rogue was literally a rogue without a name. Attacked and turned over one hundred years ago, he had no memory of his past. He was a quirky vampire with an attitude. He had been sneaking in to Midnight Playgrounds all over the world, tasting their prizes. That is until Madrid, where he caught and fed on two deer and then captured. Given to Ramsey might have its good parts and its bad parts.

Ramsey was attracted to the young vampire but he knew he had to be punished for his crimes. However, he comes to realize and understand that Rogue has been punishing himself for more crimes and slowly loosing himself to them. With each drink, he learns more and more about who Rogue was. Rogue is being torn apart by the memories, for he had killed after turning more than just the innocent. He had killed someone he had loved. Ramsey was seeing that he would have to teach Rogue that he was loved and wanted. He would help Rogue heal from his past as Rogue is helping him to heal from his.

This story is bizarre to say the least. It gives you the paranormal world, sexy men, feisty young ones, quirky old ones, excitement, adventure, and danger. I am not really sure I liked this story as much as I have many others. It was missing a major part for me to be entwined into their world. Although it has a touch of magic in it that will capture your attention from the moment, you start reading and will keep it all the way to the end. I admit that it had something there because even though I wasn’t too sure about the book, I seemed not able to put it down.

I would recommend reading this story but starting with book one. It will give you something that you thought you were missing. Its words just flow off the pages into your mind.

A Valet’s Duty by H. Lewis-Foster

ValetsDutyTitle: A Valet’s Duty, 2nd edition

Author: H. Lewis-Foster

Genre: Historical

Length: Short Story (29 Pages)

Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (July 30th, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: At the turn of the twentieth century, Henry Simpkins is a valet at Taverslow, the Earl of Wayshaw’s Somerset home. When the Earl’s younger brother, Rafe, arrives from his villa in Italy, Henry is given the task of caring for his mischievous dogs, Pepe and Paolo. As part of his valet’s duties, he also goes to Rafe’s room each night to tidy away his clothes.

One night, Rafe tentatively asks Henry to go beyond his valet’s duty to relieve Rafe’s sexual tensions. Henry enjoys their increasingly intimate encounters, but he’s soon disturbed to find he feels more for Rafe than mere physical attraction. Henry faces a difficult decision, as he knows he cannot remain in the same house as Rafe if his affections are not returned.

NOTE: This story was previously published with the ISBN: 978-1-62232-088-2. This reissued version of the story has been revised and re-edited.

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2019-A-Valet-s-Duty.aspx
Reviewer: GiGi

Review: A fun read for a short and sweet story!
I can’t imagine having a valet to dress me and take care of all my personal needs, and I also can’t imagine hiding a homosexual preference a hundred years ago!

Rafe is a fun, inquisitive, and playful sort, and he thinks that maybe he has his brother’s valet all sorted out. Henry fears his new charge is going to be a pain in the arse, and not in a good way. He’s rather insulted that the Earl had put Henry in charge of taking care of his brother’s dogs, and can just imagine what kind of irritating idiot of a man he’s going to be pampering in addition to his ankle biters. What he doesn’t realize is that the hottie he finds in the garden as he’s walking his charge’s dogs is going to be quite a pleasant surprise.

As he quickly learns the identity of the attractive man, he wonders at the request of sexual gratification, but as the night’s events repeat, two grow closer and more intimate in a non-sexual manner too. But will a dramatic even that forces Rafe to return to Italy mean an end to their affectionate fun and Henry’s more personal valet duties….just read on and find out! What a great warm and fuzzy ending!

Portia’s Two Cents: ♥♥2 Hearts
I don’t often disagree with Gigi, but in this instance, I had to add my two cents. This story just didn’t do it for me. It was Noble meets Valet, Noble seduces Valet, Noble and Valet run off together. I never really felt the romance, the passion, or the threat.

Maybe I’ve just watched too much Downton Abby, but I just wanted more.

Public Obedience by Kira Stone

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Series: Razor’s Edge Press

Author: Kira Stone

Genre: BDSM/Public Display

Length: Short Story (35 Pages)

Publisher: Changeling Press (June 1st, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts

Blurb: They’ve only been together nine months, but Bay thinks Court is the submissive he’s been looking for, a lifetime keeper. If the night goes as planned, Court will have to prove he loves and trusts Bay more than ever before. Is Court up to the challenge?
Product Link: https://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=2237
Reviewer: GiGi

Review: Short and kinky! The main scene set before us is of a very public display, a milestone for this couple, and very graphic and sexual in a slightly risky setting.

I did feel like I was missing some earlier parts of this series, maybe a back-story that was written somewhere else, but other than that the writing was smooth and put my head in the scene.

Quick, kinky, a few anxious moments, but the best part is the end. The roles these two play in their public life contrast their sexual life, and a hint is in their nicknames for each other. A fun read for those with a D/s kink.