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Crimson Mate by Nikki McCoy

91oPjqdEdIL._SL1500_Title: Crimson Mate (2nd Edition)
Series: Of Blood and Spirit 01
Author: Nikki McCoy
Genre: Paranormal/ Shifter/ Vampire
Length: Novel (180 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound (15th September 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Reviewer: Pixie
Blurb: A war is brewing. One that could end everything unless two men can learn to trust their hearts and break the barriers that separate them.

A centuries-old feud has pitted Ba’Kal—shifters—against Vam’kir—vampires. Quinn has suffered the pain of the ongoing contention in ways that no man ever should. Once the respected son of the Vam’kir king, his life was forever altered the day his father realized a truth of which even Quinn was unaware.

As the Ba’Kal ruler, it is up to Manning to seek justice for the vicious attacks the Vam’kir have perpetrated against his kind, but his very beliefs are called into question when he discovers that his mate is also his enemy. To keep Quinn safe, he must learn to trust in the impossible—that love might exist beyond boundaries—for failure means the end of his future and that of the rest of his race.

Reader Advisory: This book contains reference to sexual abuse.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been expanded, revised, and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/crimson-mate
Review: This story is a 2nd edition and has been polished up and expanded, but has no changes to the storyline.

Quinn suffered for years at the hands of his father for being different, but now hiding out with his sister in America he has some semblance of peace, that is until he spots a shifter who makes him feel things he shouldn’t.

Manning wants revenge on the ones who killed his mother but when he smells his mate all he can think about is finding and claiming him, when the two meet weeks later Quinn has a secret that he can’t tell Manning and Manning thinks he knows what is for the best. Can the two sort out their problems so that they can save their races?

This is a shifter/vampire story that puts a different spin on the races and makes for an interesting storyline with a twist. Manning is a Ba’Kal (Shifter) in fact he is the ruler of them, he has many responsibilities and one of them is to mate and produce an heir, but he has other problems like finding his mother’s killers and the Vam’kir (vampires) who are targeting shifters.

Manning puts everything on a backburner when he meets his mate Quinn. Quinn though just wants to run, he knows he is different from his kinsmen Vam’kir and he can’t let Manning know that he is Vam’kir as they are enemies, but he knows he isn’t safe whichever way he turns.

There is quite a bit to this storyline as we have Quinn, who is both Ba’Kal and Vam’kir. He has been punished severely by his father for years. His sister rescues him, but even she doesn’t know the full truth. And now he has a mate. When Quinn finally learns the full truth of what he is, he has a whole load of new problems to face. Manning and Quinn do make a great couple even with the problems they face, and Manning has a world of patience as he waits for Quinn to become comfortable with him.

I wish I could go into more detail about the ongoing struggle that Quinn and Manning are facing but it is kinda complex with its explanations, and it would also give away the entire storyline. All I will tell you is that Manning and Quinn are great together and although they have problems with trust, they do come through it by the end.

This storyline is really good and the story is really well written, we get to know the characters really well and although they do have their faults, which make you want to slap them at least once, they do crawl into your hearts.
So if you love shifters and vampires, hot sex, gentle love, earned trust, complex plans from the goddess, a hard past, a happy ending, and a superb twist then this is the story for you.

Zombie Run & A Bittersweet Haunting by Jackie Nacht Book Blast, Excerpts, Reviews & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have a treat now with Jackie Nacht celebrating her newest releases Zombie Run from eXtasy Books and A Bittersweet Haunting co-written with T.A. Chase for MLR Press. We have excerpts, reviews and there’s a great giveaway, so enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter link! <3 ~Pixie~
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Zombie Run

(A Holiday Job 12)
by

Jackie Nacht

This Halloween, Drake is about to meet one guy he can’t say goodbye to.

And Drake is about to meet his match.

After a casual encounter, Drake can’t seem to stop thinking about Wilson. Even though Wilson pretty much thanked him for a nice time and walked out of his dorm and his life.

Now Halloween is approaching, and Drake is being roped into volunteering for the charity fun run. Having to dress as a zombie is horrible enough, but seeing Wilson at the starting line has Drake ducking for the trees. Will Wilson look past the gory makeup to see Drake actually cares about him? Will Drake finally be able to capture Wilson’s heart?

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 A Bittersweet Haunting

 (The Mark of the Jersey Devil 01)
by

Jackie Nacht & T.A. Chase

In a moment of youthful curiousity, these six men were marked forevermore.

Jersey Paranormal Investigation was created when Braden and his five friends were marked by the Jersey Devil during their childhood. Now, they all have special gifts when it comes to the supernatural. Years later, Braden finds himself on his next job only to come face to face with the beautiful victim, Mack. Not all is it seems and Braden and his team will have to figure out why Mack is being targeted and to keep from falling for the man in the process. 

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Destiny of Dragons by Amber Kell

4634destinyofdragons510w-430x645Title: Destiny of Dragons
Series: Dragons of Seattle, 2
Author: Amber Kell
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifters/ Dragons
Length: Novel (157 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-4874-0087-3
Publisher: Extasy Books (October 14, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: When everyone is against you, you must fulfill your destiny.

Liang wakes up and discovers breaking the curse had separated him far from the others. The bad news is another dragon has captured him, the good news is he found his mate.
Proteus couldn’t believe he found his mate. Unfortunately circumstances make it impossible for him to go with Liang and it breaks his heart when his mate goes on without him.

Aden has been struggling to keep everyone safe. With the evil against him mounting and the number of people he needs to protect increasing, will he be able to live up to his destiny and become the leader the dragons need or will evil triumph against him?

Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/amber-kell/Destiny-of-Dragons/

Review: This is book two in the Dragons of Seattle series and they need to be read in order. It is also an offset of another series that explains what is going on, who some of the characters are and the fact that the Dragon King is from one of the Banded Brother Series. It also helps to give you an insight into their world. I have got to say this Amber gives you one hell of an awesome read. I loved this book a lot more then the first one. It was a blast to read and cannot wait to get my hands on the next story.

Liang and 4 of his friends were put in stone over two thousand years ago by a crazy emperor. Now free they are coming together slowly. Although he is captured again by another crazy dragon, he finds his mate. His mate is a sea dragon and is so damn cute that he could get away with anything. However to free them both, he has to leave his mate behind to bring back help. His mate cannot change to his human form for a special reason, and he feels bad that he has to leave him behind.

Proteus is a very little sea dragon and he has a secret that he is afraid to show in case something bad happens. He is carrying the eggs of a dear friend that had been mated to the crazy dragon that had captured him. Now the dangers are coming out of the woodwork and it is up to Aden to keep them all safe. Aden is the dragon king after all.

This story is a blast to read and I am amazed with it. The characters will draw you in and have you falling in love. I love the way they support, protect, and love one another. This story gave me everything I could want in a story. Sexy men, feisty mates, tender love, surprises, twist and turns, excitement, hot sex and lots of danger. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next story.

I would recommend reading it. You will love this story just as much as I do.

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.

Conquered Mate by Vaness Sims

91sdpGOcsJL._SL1500_Title: Conquered Mate
Series: Red Moon Pack, #3
Author: Vanessa Sims
Genre: Paranormal/Werewolves/Shapeshifters
Length: Novella (68 Pages)
ISBN: B00MOVFB0M
Publisher: Vanessa Sims (August 12, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Nathan is the Alpha Heir to the Red Moon Pack.
Which means, since Noah won’t be having any kids, that Nathan is next in line to be Alpha.

Sebastian is a Delta in the Red Moon Pack and is training to become Beta. Sebastian is fine with his position in the pack and hopes Ethan and Isaiah never step down.

Ryan is a Hunter.
His parents were killed by a rogue shifter.

The Hunters have the Red Moon Pack on their radar and are plotting to take them down.

Can three very different men come together and save the Red Moon Pack from the Hunters or will Ryan be part of their downfall?

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Conquered-Mate-Moon-Pack-Book-ebook/dp/B00MOVFB0M

Review: This is book three in the series and they should be read in order. There is something about these stories that always leaves me with more questions than answers. There needs to be more to these stories than what there is. It is a very good story but for me it is just missing more. I think that it is to easy for them to change a hunter but in this story it does take a bit of work but it was to fast and easy for me.

Nathan is the Alpha Heir. His brother is the alpha of his pack. He smells his mate and wants him, but when they get together, they realize that they are still missing something. There is a third out there that is theirs. Sebastian is fine with where he stands and is glad that Nathan is his, but he misses the third that they don’t know yet. When the hunters catch them, they find their third is one of them. Now all they have to do is to show their mate that not all wolves are evil. It is up to Ryan to save them all.

This is a really good story and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I want to hear more about these gorgeous men. I would recommend reading this especially if you love the idea of not two but three sexy men together, excitement, suspense, danger, and surprises. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.

Vegan-Licious Omega by Angelique Voisen

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Series: Wolves of New Haven, #2

Author: Angelique Voisen

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short (34 pages)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (September 27th, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: Being a vegan werewolf and an Omega submissive to the most powerful pack in the country isn’t easy, but Ricky Starr refuses to change who he is. When he’s given an impossible task, Ricky does it anyway.

The last thing he expects to find in New Haven is the frighteningly dominant Donnie Mills. Don isn’t what Ricky expects in a mate, but it’s hard to find a man capable of keeping his heart captive while being able to whip up a great vegetarian curry at the same time.

When Don catches a strange wolf sniffing around his town, it’s his job to investigate. To his relief, Ricky isn’t a threat, only an abused wolf who likes to tumble in his sheets. When the vegan werewolf unintentionally begins to rub his unique scent all over him, Don realizes that he’s sick of dalliances. He wants to play for keeps.

Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/vegan-licious-omega-by-angelique-voisen/

ISBN: 978-1-77233-034-2

Reviewer:Shorty

Review: Ricky, an abused Omega wolf who also a vegetarian, is sent to talk Derrick, the son of his Alpha, into coming back to the pack. He gets caught by sexy Donnie Mills.

What he doesn’t expect is for his life to be turned upside down and to be claimed by the Beta wolf of the New Haven wolf pack. Loved how Don eliminated the threat to Ricky by his evil mate Clive. Hot sex between Ricky and Don.

Good read.

All Along by Willa Okati

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Series: Soulmarked, #5
Author: Willa Okati
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Novella (87 pages)
Product Link: ISBN: 978-1784-30280-1
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (November 14th, 2014) Available for early download
Heat Level: Explicit

Blurb: Nathaniel’s been keeping a secret—even the most improbable soulmates can be drawn together.

Nathaniel, youngest of the brothers, has been keeping a secret. He knows the identity of his soulmate, but he hasn’t told anyone—because it’s not just impossible, it’s improbable. No one has more than one soulmate in a lifetime, but his new mark has drawn him to Abram—a widower who had, and lost, his mate long ago. It cannot happen, and yet it has…and Nathaniel’s falling in love, fast.

Abram is charmed by the adorable amber-eyed man, but not fooled. Falling for Nathaniel would be a one-way ticket to Heartbreak Hotel. Abram’s twenty-five years older, and he’s had his time with his soulmate. He knows there are no second chances, but every time Nathaniel enters his life, he wins another piece of Abram’s heart. Even if Abram knows better, he’s beginning to wonder if dreams can come true.

Or if miracles might just have been real all along.

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/all-along

Shorty’s Review: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Gorgeous Nathaniel is shocked when a soulmark appears on his arm. His brother Cade sees the mark and pesters him about who it is. Nathaniel refuses to say anything at least until he actually meets his to find out who he is.

Sexy Abram is a widower who is very much attracted to Nathaniel. But is confused and shocked when Nathaniel lets him know he thinks they are soulmates.

Well written story with a lot of drama between Abram and Nathaniel. Especially with Abram trying to come to terms with what’s happening between them. Hot sex scenes as well as secretive meetings between Abram and Nathaniel make for a great read.

Lisa’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
This is book five in this series and they need to be read in order.

For me, it gives me not only an insight into their world but into their lives. There is something about this story that made it feel like there was something missing. I loved the book but I needed more than the ending. It made me want to read the next story to hear more about Abram and Nathaniel. It just seemed to go to fast. They meet, Nathaniel knows the man is his soul mate but when he sees Abrams soulmark, he runs.

Abram never thought that he could have a second soul mate. He thought you only got one and his had passed away. Then here is this little guy showing him his mark and denying it all. He even goes so far to push him away. Then something happens to change their minds. For me the way they acted together in the beginning should have told them both something.

I loved this story but to me it was over way to fast. I understand mates and all that but to be branded with a mark is a bit bizarre to me. I think that the way they were together in the beginning should have had them wanting more of it. Although it gave me a jolt reading it. It was a fascinating story. Other than it seemed to be missing something, this story gave me everything I could have wanted.

Two sexy men, lots of passion and innocence, a bit of excitement and a touch of pain. I can’t wait to read the next book. I want to hear more about these amazing characters.

Walk a Mile by Sarah Madison Blog Tour Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, we now have Sarah Madison stopping by with Walk a Mile… the long awaited sequel to Unspeakable Words, and I have to tell you it is a beauty :-) Now Sarah’s brought along a very tasty teaser and a superb giveaway so I won’t keep you from enjoying this post and my review, just remember to cick that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
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Walk A Mile

(The Sixth Sense 02)
by

Sarah Madison

Six months after starting their hunt for a serial killer who is still at large, FBI agents Jerry Lee Parker and John Flynn are partners in every sense. But Jerry has serious doubts about their relationship and whether they would even be together if not for the way Flynn changed after touching a mysterious artifact in a museum.

Flynn hates the extraordinary power bestowed on him by the artifact and wants nothing more than to have a normal life again. Jerry fears that without the unusual connection they forged, Flynn will no longer want or need him. Chasing after a similar artifact takes them back to Flynn’s old stomping grounds in Washington D.C., where his newfound abilities uncover long-buried secrets, the kind people would kill to protect. But they aren’t the only ones looking for these powerful relics, and what they discover will threaten their relationship—and their lives.

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Avoiding Hell’s Gates by Flynn Eire

91PakaXcZxL._SL1500_Title: Avoiding Hell’s Gate, 2nd edition
Series: Hounds of Hell, #1
Author: Flynn Eire
Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifters/ Demons/ Science Fiction
Length: Novella (124 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-60592-160-0
Publisher: Supernatural Script Inc.; 2 edition (April 30, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Stryker Magnus was born into a life no one would ever ask for. But working for Hell has its perks, such as immortality, and Stryker’s far from evil. He’s really just the delivery man.

Rafe Damas lives a lonely life, ignored by his father, his only remaining family. When Stryker and his brothers walk into his life he’s in shock to learn the Hounds of Hell are real . . . and they are there for him.

But when Stryker goes from trying to take his soul to Hell to protecting him, Rafe starts to fall hard for the man.

Can Stryker save Rafe’s soul? And when is the right time to tell the scared man that they are mates?

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Avoiding-Hells-Gate-Hounds-Hell-ebook/dp/B00K1PEBBS

Review: This is the first story in this series and they should be read in order. It gives you an insight into their world and into their lives. I have got to say that this is an amazing series that I absolutely found fascinating and loved. I have read many stories of the paranormal type, shapeshifters, fae, vampires, and even some demons.

Although this is not the first time I have read one that has hounds of hell, it is the first one that I loved. One always thinks hounds of hell are just plain evil doing the work of the devil. In this one, they are basically doing jobs collecting the souls of the evil and taking them to hell. They are very loyal to their teammates, which are in fact their brothers and they are very loving.

Stryker and his brothers were sent to collect an evil soul and take him to hell. What they found instead was a true innocent with a white soul, but also Stryker’s mate. And he was as innocent as a newborn. His father had sold his soul in exchange for his own. He had kept him basically a prisoner. Now free Rafe has to learn the ways of the outside and to trust his mate. He has to also trust his mate to keep him safe. He fell in love with his mate.

I loved this story and cannot wait to start reading the next story. It has everything I could possibly want in it. Two very sexy men, hot sex, voyeurism, angles and demons, danger and excitement. I would recommend reading this because of those reasons and so many more. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. I can happily say that I will be reading this over and over.

Full Moon Dating: Evgeny and Feng by Julia Talbot

91plKXjaY-L._SL1500_Title: Full Moon Dating: Evgeny and Feng
Series: Full Moon Dating, #3
Author: Julia Talbot
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (82 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (July 8th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75Hearts
Blurb: Tiger shifter Evgeny worries that he’ll never find a lover who can stand up to his sheer size and strength. He’s scared off more than one man, which is why he turns to Harve and Stone at Full Moon Dating. He wants someone who can deal with his tiger self and not run away.

Acrobat and snow leopard Feng is all over Ev’s physicality. He’s used to working without a net, so he’s not afraid of anything Ev can dish out. Especially since Feng finds Ev far gentler than anyone would expect. They’re determined to make a two-city love affair work, so when Feng disappears, Ev will move heaven and earth to find him.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Full-Moon-Dating-Evgeny-Feng-ebook/dp/B00LNC2EXK

ISBN: 978-1-61040-771-7

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Story of two shifters meeting through a dating agency and hitting it off. Evgeny a tiger shifter is immediately attracted to Feng, a snow leopard shifter upon meeting him.

Beautiful scenery and artwork as the two get to know each other better. Finding out they have more in common than they thought. Lot’s hot sex between Evgeny and Feng all throughout this story.

Great read.