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Crimson and Glitter by Stephani Hecht

914GrFIdx-L._SL1500_Title: Crimson and Glitter
Series: N/A
Author: Stephani Hecht
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance, Vampires
Length: Short (49 pages)
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing (January 15, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Sometimes love can lead to one’s own demise, no matter how much they try to stop it.

Jayce has always felt it was his duty to protect those who were in trouble. When a new vampire trainee, by the name of Carlos, turns up at Jayce’s door asking for help, Jayce is powerless to stop himself. But Jayce soon finds out that Carlos has deep, dark secrets—ones that could very well get them both killed. Jayce could easily show the young vampire the door, were it not for the fact that Jayce has developed strong feelings for Carlos.

What’s a vampire to do? Go for love? Or save his own hide?

Product Link: http://www.resplendencepublishing.com/m8/631-978-1-60735-722-3–crimson-and-glitter-by-stephani-hecht.html

ISBN: 631-978-1-60735-722-3

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Handsome Jayce is one of the best sharpshooters around and works as an instructor for the Vampire Federation League. Carlos is the sexy student that Jayce wants very badly. They get to talking and Jayce finds out that Carlos and his little brother Paco are being hit by their alcoholic father and insists they move in with him to get them out of that situation.

Upon going home, Carlos realizes something is wrong. Very wrong.

Carlos, with Jayce, his mate, help finds his brother. This story is filled with action and drama as the events unfold. The sex between Carlos and Jayce was hot and passionate.

Great read.

Being Cherished by Caitlin Ricci

4633beingcherished510web-430x645Title: Being Cherished
Series: Mountain Shifters, #2
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Short Story (35 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-4874-00850-9
Publisher: Extasy Books (October 15, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: A trial is just what the deer need to find peace, but it will be different than anything Cole could have imagined.

With the trial approaching, tensions among the deer are high and the humans, including Cole, are left feeling a little lost in the middle. His mate is never far away but Julian has his own troubles as he waits to hear what the kings have in store for his friends. The cats demand justice for their murdered kin, but the only person that knows what really happened isn’t talking to anyone.

Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/caitlin-ricci/Being-Cherished/

Review: This is book two in this series and they should be read in order. It gives you an insight into their amazing world and into their lives. I have always been drawn to the paranormal and even though this story was too short for my likings, it is a very good story. I wanted to hear more about these gorgeous and very sexy shifters. They are so loyal and very protective of each other. Although for me, this story needs more of a magical tune to it. It just seemed a bit darker than it should have.

Julian and Cole are mated and life seems to be good. However when Jase killed to protect his mate, there was to be a trial. The cat shifters wanted blood, but the ending was up to Julian. Many would kill to protect those that they love and the deer is no different.

It is a cute little story and I have always love Caitlin’s books. However, I wished that this one were longer with more detail and depth. It caught my attention with the first chapter and kept it all the way to the end. It is a perfect story to read when you are just passing the time.

I would recommend reading this if you love the paranormal, shape-shifting wolves, excitement, and a touch of danger, feisty mates, and true love. It left me wanting more though. It just seemed to be missing what would make it a truly loved story by me.

Off Course by Bailey Bradford

917pdhthmJL._SL1500_Title: Off Course
Series: Coyote’s Call, #1
Author: Bailey Bradford
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (155 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (November 21st, 2014) Available for early download
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Gideon’s worst night ever starts out with a bang that will change his whole life.

Gideon Wells has been cast out of his bear shifter clan for being a curse, and he’s inclined to believe they’re right. After all, everything from fertility rates to shifting abilities has gone down the tube since he was born. Then when his car catches fire and mutant scorpions—he thinks they’re mutants, anyway—almost get him, he’s more certain than ever that he’s bad news.

Not that he’s just going to roll over and die.

Ignoring a prophecy might not be wise, but coyote shifter Miller Hudson has seen and heard too many false prophecies to put any faith in the one proclaiming him to be the alpha and—along with a mystery bear mate—the Savior of the now defunct coyote den he grew up in. Besides, there’s no need for the den to be brought back together. None of them can shift, so what’s the point?

The buzzards circling overhead on the far edge of his property lead him to the very last thing he ever expected to find.

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to and threats of assault and rape, scenes of fisting and mild BDSM.

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/off-course

ISBN: 9781784302924

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Sexy Gideon Wells, a bear shifter, was cast out of his clan for being a curse. Though it isn’t his fault that everything from fertility to shifting is not happening since he was born. Gideon’s car catches fire, and then he runs from mutant scorpions until he can’t run anymore, collapses, and falls unconscious on Miller Hudson’s property with the Texas sun beating down on him.

Handsome Miller Hudson is an alpha coyote shifter. He and his den of coyote’s can’t shift. But a prophecy is foretold that a bear shifter will help them when the time is right. Miller finds Gideon almost dead on his land and takes him home to recuperate from his ordeal.
Wonderfully written story of Miller and Gideon’s journey of healing and finding their true worth with each other’s help and encouragement.

Filled with drama, mystery, and action this book certainly kept my attention from start to finish. Great hot and steamy sex scenes between Miller and Gideon add extra spice to this amazing story.

Fantastic read.

Portia’s Two Cents:  I wouldn’t have thought that Bailey could write any sexier…but, this book is off the charts sexy.  Gideon and Miller don’t fit the expected top/bottom profiles, and they are very imaginative. ;-)

On Dragon’s Wings by Pelaam

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Series: N/A
Author: Pelaam
Genre: Paranormal/Shifters/Vampires
Length: Novella (51 pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (September 30th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: When his roommate brings home a lizard, Noah has no idea his life is about to change out of all recognition.

Uther is a shifter, a prince, and under a curse. Catapulted unexpectedly into the world of Fae and shifters, Noah must help Uther stay one step ahead of the witch who cursed him, as well as get him home in time to claim his crown.

Noah is also resisting a growing attraction for Uther. But Uther has other ideas, and when Noah’s life is endangered, he’s prepared to do anything it takes to save his mate.

Be Warned: m/m sex

Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/on-dragons-wings-by-pelaam/
ISBN: 978-1-77233-041-0
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: Handsome Noah, a baker, has doubts when his roommate brings home a Lizard, Uther, to watch over. They learn that the lizard is actually a dragon shifter and Prince in the fae world that an evil woman named Neva placed a curse on.

Amazing story filled with action, adventure and danger as it gets closer to the time when Uther claims his birthright. Unbeknown to Uther his cousin, Hollis, has plans to take his place. Wonderful descriptions of the fae realm. The fight scenes are intense. Hot sex between Uther and his human mate Noah add spice to the story.

Fantastic read.

Unjustified Claims by Kaje Harper

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Series: Hidden Wolves Book #3
Author: Kaje Harper
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Length: Novel (398 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-10604-102-9
Publisher: MLR Press (September 19th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: Brandt Davis loved being part of his Michigan werewolf pack, until they found his stash of gay porn. He escaped their anger, running in wolf-form into the wilderness, but he can’t live that way forever. And he can’t hide in fur like a coward when an injured man needs his help.

Ethan Sjulstad knows life is making him crazy when a solo hike into the Minnesota Boundary Waters seems reasonable. Then a bad fall leaves him seriously hurt and facing death. Delirious, he hallucinates being rescued by a big grey wolf and a naked woodland Godling. For a man who has always loved fantasy, it’s worth surviving just to find out what the hell is going on.

Purchase Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=KHUNJCLM

Review: Brandt is has run away from his pack when they discover gay porn and some other things on his personal computer during security checks. He has been leaving in wolf form since then. He comes upon a solo hiker who fell and hurt himself. Being the kind man he is he couldn’t leave him there. So he helps Ethan and saves his life by getting him the help he needs. Then he decides to stay and help Ethan with his lodge and get it ready to open for guests.

Ethan is in those woods running away himself. Some people in his small town have been harassing him and causing property damage. This last time made Ethan decide it was a good time to take a break and go hiking alone. He takes a bad fall and is injured with no one to help him. Until a naked Brandt shows up and gets him to safety.

As the two work on the lodge making repairs, they are drawn to each other. Brandt has never been with a man even though he is bi-sexual, as he had to hide himself from his pack. So things move slowly between Ethan and Brandt as they get to know each other. Things are going along until, members of a local pack show up at the lodge as guests. The strange going on make Ethan suspicious and he finds a way to figure out what is going on, and gets a big shock.

This book has several story threads throughout it. Ethan and Brandt are the center of the story, however several different things happen. Brandt’s old pack tries to get him to come back, Ethan turns detective to figure things out, violent gay hating townspeople, and a few other things along the way.

The book ends with a bit of a bang and leaves you wanting to find out what will happen next in the lives of these wolves.

Sand and Ruin and Gold by Alexis Hall

SandRuinGold_500x750Title: Sand and Ruin and Gold
Author: Alexis Hall
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novella (39 pages)
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (September 22nd 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Once upon a time, that’s how the old stories always begin.
Once upon a time, there was a king of a fallen kingdom. He was just and he was beloved. Or so the numbers said. One day, he gathered together the greatest, wisest minds in all the land—not sorcerers, but scientists—and he bade them fashion him a son. A prince. A perfect prince to embody his father’s legacy.

The scientists each brought the prince a gift: beauty, strength, ambition, intellect, pride. But they must have forgotten something because when he saw the mermaids dance at the Cirque de la Mer, he ran away to join them.

For a year, he trained them, performed with them, and thought he was happy. For a year, he thought he was free. But then Nerites came: A merman who refused to be tamed. A captive from another kingdom. A beast in a glass cage.

The old stories always end with happy ever after. But this isn’t one of the old stories. This is a story of princes and monsters.

Purchase Link: http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/sand-and-ruin-and-gold

Review: A monstrous Merman and his trainer share a unique connection in this eerie, thought-provoking fantasy story.
He was created to be perfection, a prince for his father to carry on his legacy. But once he saw the Cirque and the mermaids, he was mesmerized, and left his father’s expectations to train them.

When Nerites is brought to the Cirque something inside him stirs, he is drawn to the dangerous and beautiful Merman. Nerites is full of anger, beauty, grace and cunning. Trapped in a glass cage, paraded around for the humans’ enjoyment, he shows mercy to no one but him. This is not a story of love and passion, there is no happy ever after for this unlikely pair. No, this is a story of blood and razor-sharp teeth, a story of longing and freedom.

Told completely through his eyes, from his point of view, Sand and Ruin and Gold is a completely character driven story that relies solely on descriptives and imagination. There is no dialogue whatsoever, only the thoughts that go through a particular prince’s mind as he longs for something he cannot possibly have. A little slow, at times, and yet, I couldn’t even make myself stop reading.

Definitely a different kind of story, short and oddly interesting.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Haunted by the Past by Pelaam

91ZuHrWLyiL._SL1500_Title: Haunted By the Past
Series: N/A
Author: Pelaam
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Short (47 pages)
Publisher: Breathless Press (October 3rd, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Heaerts
Blurb: Jared didn’t believe in ghosts or love, until he moved into his new house and found both.

Finding a house that suits him, Jared makes the move to reclaim his independence. However, he doesn’t expect to find himself both attracted to and concerned for the almost-reclusive gardener, Evander.

Jared believes Evander is hiding an eating disorder. But the appearance of old photographs and love letters in the house cause him to wonder about the stoic man. As their friendship becomes more, he wants to help and uncover the secrets he knows Evander is hiding. Each of them are haunted by something, and it’s not the house.

When a ghost from Jared’s past appears, they must fight for their own happiness, even if it means exposing themselves and the truth.
Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Past-Pelaam-ebook/dp/B00O57LNB4
ISBN: 978-1-77101-353-6
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: Jared meets Evander the gardener to his new house. They slowly start falling for each other. Then Jared’s abusive ex shows up intent on harming Jared and Evander comes to the rescue.

Well written, intriguing story with drama, mystery and suspense throughout. I was not expecting what Evander was so was pleasantly surprised. The intimate scenes between Evander and Jared were sweet and hot.

Fantastic read.

Soothing His Tempest by Ellen Cross

4597soothinghistempest510web-430x645Title: Soothing His Tempest
Series: Preternatural Rescue Centre, #8
Author: Ellen Cross
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novella (138 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books (August 14th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Lucien was forced to walk away from love years ago, so when fate offers him a second chance, he grasps it with both hands and refuses to let go.

Perry has changed a lot since they last saw each other, including the fact that he is now a falcon shape shifter who has spent the past few years enslaved to a mutual enemy. What hasn’t changed, though, are the feelings that burn between them.

When Perry’s ex-captors decide they want him back, leaving little trace of the abduction behind, Lucien has to learn that just weathering a storm isn’t always enough. Sometimes, you need to ride the lightning, too.

Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Soothing-His-Tempest/

Review: Lucien is the Demigod grandson of a powerful god, a member of the Guardians that protect the veil, Preter and humans from the shadow kin, and he can control the weather. When he was a teenager, he fell in love with his best friend only to be carted off in the middle of the night by his parents, not even able to say goodbye. They assured Lucien it was so he could master his ability, and when he was older he went back to look for his friend, sadly he never found him. And he’s never found anyone else to love, which is just as well because Lucien gave his heart away a long time ago.

Perry is a falcon shifter that has been taken prisoner by the shadow kin and the Mages to siphon his shifter powers for its magic. When Perry was taken, his family was killed and his home burned down and now he’s kept in a cage, forced to stay in his falcon form. His misery truly started when he was a teenager and the man he loved left him in the night, without so much as a goodbye.

It’s while the Guardians are on their mission to rescue Shamus that Lucien accidentally strikes down a bird of prey. There is something about the bird that makes Lucien want to protect it, and once the tag on his talon is removed and the tiny bird finally shifts, Lucien feels a familiarity to the tiny, frail, fragile man who now hovers in the corner. Literally scared shitless.

Imagine Lucien’s surprise to learn that this abused and tortured young man is his Perry, the boy who stole his heart all those years ago. Given a second chance at love, Lucien and Perry do not intend to let it slip through their grasp again. But the evil that has been a thorn in the Guardian’s side does not intend to let Perry go without one hell of a fight. When Lucien calls on his father’s power to help him rescue Perry, will he be able to bring himself back from that ledge?

This short story is full of action, suspense, romance and long-lost loves reunited. Lucien has never gotten over the one he lost, his first love and now he has a chance to finally be whole, with his mate. In an effort to protect Perry and rescue him, Lucien takes on more power than even he can maintain and it was interesting to see how that played out, whether or not he would be able to bring himself back when the anger took over.

And poor Perry hasn’t allowed himself to believe in anything for over four years, but then the man he thought he’d never see again reappears in his life and loves him and wants him and wants to protect him, he is his mate. Only to have the rug snatched out from under him and be taken prisoner by the Mages again, locked up in that cage and shackled again, it was heart breaking. The tension was palpable to say the least.

I’ve been waiting since this series started for Cross to finally show us who Lucien’s mate would be, and it was well worth the wait. And just like that wait, Lucien made Perry wait for a while before they fully consummated their relationship, gave him time to get comfortable and adapt to all the changes in his life. It was perfect for them.

Of course, if you are a fan of this series you’ll be excited to get your copy of this installment. But if you are a fan of shifter stories/romances, finding your first love, action and suspense stories then you’ll enjoy this series as well. Please start at the beginning if you haven’t read any of these books though, or you will be lost as to the world Lucien and Perry live in, and the characters won’t have the same appeal if you aren’t familiar with the history of the Guardians and Preter.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Unsettled Interlude by Kaje Harper

e1b88796c907004af275f353e5e031f6551e214eTitle: Unsettled Interlude
Series: Hidden Wolves, #1.15
Author: Kaje Harper
Genre: Paranormal/ Fantasy
Length: Short (25 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-30196-310-2
Publisher: Kaje Harper (April 14th 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: Note that this story follows after and contains spoilers for the first novel: Unacceptable Risk – Hidden Wolves book 1.

Paul Hunter just spent two days as a captive to werewolves, his life hanging in the balance, a witness to crimes and craziness. Now he’s back in his regular life, and living with Simon, the man he’s been falling for. And he’s part of a werewolf pack. He needs his brain to somehow catch up with all of that.

Simon thought saving his human mate from his own pack would be the hardest thing he’d face with Paul, but he’s beginning to realize that was just the beginning. He has to figure out how their future will work, and convince his skittish lover that staying with the pack is better than leaving it, while hints of threats to Paul’s safety keep him awake at night.

Fortunately, Simon is up for the challenge.

Purchase Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/306410

Review: After everything that happened with the pack. Simon and Paul have time now to figure out how to live as mates. Paul never thought he would have someone to love him, and it still shocked that Simon does. Also, he is still dealing with being part of a pack now. He doesn’t know how to justify what happened at the last pack meeting. Life for them is not perfect yet for Simon and Paul, but they are working on it.

I enjoyed this little look into what happened after the first book in the series. It’s not a lot but it adds a more complete closure to the relationship status of Simon and Paul. Everything moved fast for them, leaving a lot of unresolved issues. There are things to work on still, and you get the sense that they are still a work in progress.

Of course, I wanted it to be more, but I’m greedy like that. I hope to see more of them in future books.

Shifting the Veil by Ellen Cross

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Series: Preternatural Rescue Centre, #9
Author: Ellen Cross
Genre: Shifter/Paranormal Romance
Length: Novella (88 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books (October 15th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Jumping through a Mage portal on some sort of instinctual autopilot probably hadn’t been the best decision of Morgan’s life, but it did lead him to two pieces of his soul, trapped in not only a cage, but also their animal forms.

Owen and Ridley never thought they’d be free again, living a life of captivity and pain, until a sexy Guardian breaks them out and offers them forever.

While Ridley hungers for Morgan, Owen just wishes the mate-stealing merman would walk away and forget about them both. He may not have to worry about his future for long, though. It’s Halloween, and the veil is once again at its weakest. Denzel has failed to break through before, but this time, he has a secret weapon…

Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/ellen-cross/Shifting-the-Veil/

Review: Fans of this series will recognize Morgan the Merman shifter Guardian, and Lucien’s partner. The last book ended with Morgan throwing himself through the veil when the Guardian’s rescued Perry. Morgan picked up a scent that he couldn’t ignore. The scent of his mate. Once he’s on the other side, he learns that he actually has two mates, who are already mated to each other. Not the best way to try to start a relationship.

Owen and Ridley grew up together and fell in love so it just worked for them when they learned they were mates. Neither of them even considered that they had a third part of their soul that they were missing, they were too wrapped up in the pain they were living everyday while living as captives inside those cages. Ridley is definitely more open to accepting Morgan into his life, his heart. Owen however, can’t stand the site of the man, oh but he drools over the merman!

Morgan is drawn to both young men and while Ridley is ready, willing and able to accept their mating, Morgan refuses to mate either of them without both of them wanting it. Once he realizes that Owen is more worried about losing Ridley than embracing the three of them mating, Morgan sets out to seduce his two young lover shifters, and finally claim BOTH his mates. Evil still lurks in their midst though and Halloween approaches, Denzel has a something up his sleeve that he hopes will weaken the veil and allow his shadow kin loose in our world. It will take all the Guardians, their mates and the shifters of Preter if they hope to win this war.

Cross gave a little more insight into the threat of the series with this installment. Denzel is truly evil and will stop at nothing to accomplish his goal. Most of the Mages are dead, brought down by the Guardians, but the shadow kin army is ready to wreak havoc on our world. It will be interesting to see what happens when the shit actually hits the fan. I’m also anxiously awaiting Grace, the elfin healer, and the Komado Dragon shifter’s mating story, now that is going to be some fantastic reading!

A must read series for shifter and paranormal romance fans. Full of action, suspense, romance, passion and a plethora of sexy shifters trying to balance their love lives with their duty as Guardians trusted with saving the human race.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *