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Coming Out Wolf by Julia Talbot

comingoutwolf185Title: Coming Out Wolf
Series: Getting Better
Author: Julia Talbot
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Short (13 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (November 18th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: The worst thing in the world isn’t being gay. Not even close. It’s not even being a werewolf. The worst thing in the world is being in love with your roommate and having that love be unrequited. No matter what Steve does, Rick just isn’t responding. Will he give up too soon on making Rick his mate?
Product Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=4319
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: Steve has done just about everything to get his hot roommate Rick’s attention. Finally, he takes Rick up on his offer of them going out on the town. But they end up staying at home.

Very cute short story about two roommates who like each other but don’t do anything about until now. Hot sex between Rick and Steve.

Good read.

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

Blue Mountain by Cardeno C. Progressive Excerpt Tour & Review!

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Hey peeps, we have been lucky to snag a spot on Cardeno C’s excerpt tour for Blue Mountain, her brand new shifter story! There’s five blogs on the tour and we all have a little teaser for you to enjoy, so enjoy the tour! <3 ~Pixie~
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Blue Mountain

(Pack 01) 
by

Cardeno C.

Exiled by his pack as a teen, Omega wolf Simon Moorehead learns to bury his gentle nature in the interest of survival. When a hulking, rough-faced Alpha catches Simon on pack territory, he tries to escape what he’s sure will be imminent death. But instead of killing him, the Alpha takes Simon home.

A man of action, Mitch Grant uproots his life to support his brother in leading the Blue Mountain pack. Mitch lives on the periphery, quietly protecting everyone, but always alone. A mate is a dream come true for Mitch, and he won’t let little things like Simon’s rejections, attacks, and insults get in their way. With patience, seduction, and genuine care, Mitch will ride out the storm while Simon slays his own ghosts and Mitch’s loneliness.

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Shifting Gears by Petra Lynn, 2nd edition

ShiftingGearsLGTitle: Shifting Gears, 2nd edition
Series: N/A
Author: Petra Lynn
Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Paranormal
Length: Novella (98 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 21, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 1/2Hearts
Blurb: One rainy night, bike-shop owner Kenton Palmer finds an injured dog on the road and takes him to the nearest vet clinic, only to discover he’s actually a wolf. Undeterred, he wants to nurse the injured animal following a necessary surgery. The handsome Dr. Will Barclay’s interest and his own brand of animal attraction overwhelm Kenton, who’s been doubting himself after a failed romance.

Gray Fowler is a wolf-shifter and pack alpha. After Kenton rescues him and takes him home to heal, he’s forced to remain in wolf form. But that doesn’t prevent him from falling hard for Kenton. It begins as jealousy, but Gray soon discovers Will, Kenton’s new admirer, is caught up in something sinister. However, he’s forced to wait until he’s healthy before he can shift and enter Kenton’s life as a man.

Then Gray must discover how Will’s shady activities are linked to the men who ran him down and expose the scheme before Kenton gets too involved with Will.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-464-3

Product Link:  http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5717&cPath=55_1283

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Kenton rescues an injured wolf and takes him to a vet to be treated for his injuries. There he meets Will, the vet. He takes the wolf, who he names Rain whose actual name Gray Fowler and the alpha of his pack, home with him to recuperate. But Rain is not a normal wolf. He’s a shifter whose instincts are telling him something is sinister about Will. So he stays to keep a watch on Kenton and in the process falls for him.

It was amazing to read how Gray stayed n wolf form just so he could be with Kenton any way he could and protect. He stayed longer than he needed to but he didn’t really want to leave. But he knew he had no choice. It was heartbreaking to read Kenton’s reaction to finding Rain gone the next day. But he eventually meets Gray in human form and immediately is attracted to him.

This book has it all action, adventure, danger, romance, and shifters. Wonderfully written I could not put it down until the very end. I was shocked and disgusted at what Will was exactly doing. It broke my heart that people could be so cruel and callous to animals. Sexy Gray and handsome Kenton make sweet love compared to Will and Kenton’s hard and fast sex scenes.

Fantastic read. Highly recommended for all paranormal fans.

Mating the Beast by Shea Balik

91yYfN0jueL._SL1500_Title: Mating the Beast
Series: Paranormal Wars: Stone Haven, #2
Author: Shea Balik
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (135 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc (May 8th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Jason Jachovich never dreamed he’d be sold to the psy only to be turned into a monster from an old Hollywood movie. When the psy try to use him and the other humans they changed in a war with other paranormals, Jason manages to get free, but only to watch as the others like him die in a war they didn’t want to be a part of.

The Alliance is stunned to see what the psy have created in an effort to defeat the Alliance. In order to defeat the were-creatures the psy have sent to fight, the Alliance must kill them, but one manages to survive. Dr. Adam Pratt is sent to study this were-creature in hopes of saving any more they come across.

What he didn’t expect was to find his mate and become willing to do anything to save him.

ISBN: 978-1-62741-727-3

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/mating-the-beast

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Adam was one of the first paranormals born 300 years ago. During his time, he has become a medical doctor and a veterinarian. He also helped the Alpha free paranormals from the humans. After the events in the book, prior Adam has been charged with figuring out if the new paranormals created by the psy can be saved. What Adam doesn’t expect is that the one surviving changed human captured would be his mate.

Jason was sold to the psy by his father after he admitted he was gay. He was mentally and physically raped by the psy for two years before they decided to change him into a bear shifter. Then the psy sent him into battle against the Alliance and he almost was killed. When he wakes up he is in an Alliance base and he meets Adam. Jason is afraid at first but his bear is determined to get his mate.

Jason has trust issues after everything that happened to him, but because of the mate bond, he is able to overcome pretty fast. That is a usual quirk in paranormal books along with the instant love. Even with that, Jason and Adam are well written MCs. The sex scenes were descriptive and well done. The secondary characters are interesting and bring humor at times. The writing is fast paced and it ties nicely into the book prior and continues the details of the new war the psy has started.

I liked the book, but I was not as drawn to Jason and Adam was I was on the first book in the series. I am not really sure why. Something was just missing for me. However, this is still a well-done addition to the series.

Taming Tarek by Taylor Brooks

tamingterakTitle: Taming Tarek
Series: Z Pac Alpha Shifters, #1
Author: Taylor Brooks
Genre: Fantasy/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (126 Pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (September 2, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4Hearts
Blurb: Tarek Falco was hardened as a young boy after witnessing the tragic death of his mother at the hands of a Panthatarian. Over the years, he grew to detest their breed and all those around him. Now as an Oath Keeper, his job is to keep Zarantaria safe, though few can tolerate him.

Micah Tulsen is the youngest of his Spartician brothers. With his rugged good looks, he usually has more suitors than he knows what to do with, though none of them much interested him like someone always had.

On the twentieth anniversary of Tarek’s mother’s death Micah watches him from afar, unnerved by the unrelenting connection he feels for him. With Tarek focusing solely on seeking revenge against the Panthatarian that killed his mother, Micah steps in refusing to let the past eat away at Tarek and destroy him.

The question remains…can Micah tame his wild beast? Or will Tarek’s unrelenting rage end up destroying them both?

ISBN: 978-1-62740-514-0
Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/taming-tarek
Reviewer: Lisa
Review: This is the first book to the Z Pack Alpha series. It is a pretty good story, one that I look forward to reading.

I have been reading for over thirty years and I always am amazed with the authors amazing gift at telling a story. I was introduced to paranormal romances a few years ago and I think that they are my favorite of romances. This story was pretty amazing, although it seems like I was reading it through a fish bowl. It seemed to be missing something for me to absolutely love it.

However, it is an amazing book. The characters are beautifully written with so much feeling that it seemed like you were right there with them. I felt what they were feeling when they were around each other or by themselves.

Tarek had been a young child wanting time to himself when his family searched for him. His mother had been killed in front of him. Now all he felt was anger, violence, the need for revenge and fear. He was feared or hated by many of those he protects, but in a way, he is angry with himself. So when Micah shows up he is a total ass to him, but he is also feeling the desire there. He wants Micah, now if only he would let the anger and pain go.

Micah had also been a young child when Tarek’s mother was killed. He had heard Tarek’s scream and had been there to comfort him. Although Tarek had not remembered that, he just knew that Micah was his now.

This was an awesome story, although as I said, it was missing something for it to be perfect. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It gave me almost everything I could ask for in a story. If you love sexy men, shifters, excitement, just a hint of kink, a remembered past, and a very hot and passionate love.

I would recommend reading this story. I can’t wait to read book two in this story. I want to see how they are as time goes by.

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

A Family With His Werewolf Mate by Anya Byrne

224cb104b6c83f865879f20f994f723ff1d432b7Title: A Family With His Werewolf Mate
Series: Lone Wolf Pack, #4
Author: Anya Byrne
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (116 Pages)
ISBN: 9781310667008
Publisher: Anya Byrne (October 31, 2014)
Heat Level: Low to Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: More than fifty years ago, Will and Dean were two strangers brought together by the unlikeliest circumstances. They were two men in love in a world that loathed their affection. They were mates who never got the chance to fulfill their destiny.

Now, they have a second chance. But Will has been reluctant to open his heart to Dean once more, and Dean’s guilt over not fighting for their mate bond keeps him from confessing the truth to Will.

But when Dean is captured by the Gathering, and forced to pay a debt that should have never existed, it’s up to Will to save his mate. Faced with the risk of losing Dean again, he has to take matters into his own hands and confront the entire werewolf world for a love that has been forbidden for half a century.

Past and present come together—and Will and Dean will have to fight it all if they want to have a future together, and the family they’ve always dreamed of.

Purchase Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/489428
Review: Each book in Anya Byrne’s Lone Wolf Pack collection features a different romantic trio. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

This is an amazing series that I have fallen in love with. Not to mention there is just something more tender about Will and Dean’s story. They had in fact met several years ago at a party with friends and family. Dean had known that Will was his mate and wanted him. The problem was the time and Dean’s father. Forced to leave his mate, to mate with a female in the attempt to keep the one he loved safe. The problem was he had left his mate pregnant.

Now several years later they had all come together again. Dean was alpha of his pack and had two sons by his late wife. Where as Will had their son. Things are a bit tense with them, you can tell the way they are around each other. Dean had not officially claimed Will so many years ago, but he desperately wanted to. However Will didn’t know if he could get over the past.

When danger comes in the form of the council causing all sorts of problems and threats Will notices that Dean is still not back with the pack. That is when they find out that Dean had been captured by the Gathering and was to die for a debt that they didn’t know they had.
Dean had been in love with his mate from the moment they met. They had in fact planned to run away, but his father had put a stop to that.

Now several years later all of them in the same pack, they were still not together. He feared that they would never make their mating official. Now facing death, he was surprised to see Will at the Gathering. Will had come to take his mate home and finish what they started so many years before.

This was a fascinating story that I absolutely had a blast with. Although I would have killed Dean’s father in the first place and taken my mate and run, he is way stronger than I am. Actually I think the strongest one in the group is Will, human and pregnant he survived it all. He had brought his son in to the world. He still loved the man he thought betrayed him so many years before. I loved this book and hope that there is another one in the works. I can’t wait to get my hands on it if there is.

I would recommend reading this, especially if you love the idea that true love does win in the end, sexy shifters, alphas, spunky mates, excitement, surprise, danger and adventure. I loved this book.

Trick or Treat by JL Merrow

91SSDEF-uML._SL1500_Title: Trick or Treat
Series: N/A
Author: JL Merrow
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Short (23 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC (October 26th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: The memory of this party could haunt him forever…
Dragged along to a haunted house by his mates, Sam’s at the Halloween party from hell — the guy he fancied has turned out to be a bigot, and Sam has just outed himself to his whole football team.
Escaping to the garden, he meets James, an enigmatic stranger with a mischievous smile, and the evening soon takes a turn for the better. The night may be chilly but the heat between Sam and James is hotter than Hades.

But James has a role to play in the evening’s ghostly entertainment, and it’s a story with a deadly ending. Unless Sam can change the script and stop history repeating itself, “till death do us part” will come sooner than he thinks.

ISBN: 978-1-61152-671-4

Purchase Link: http://jlmerrow.com/my-books/paranormal-mm/trick-or-treat/

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book was adorable. I loved Sam’s foul mouth and attitude. James is a complete sweetheart. This was a fast read, but very enjoyable for what there was. Honestly, I would have been happy learning more about Sam and James. Something about these 2 MCs makes you want to read more about them.

And I loved the wicked twist at the end.

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

Turbulent Rain by Cheyenne Meadows, 2nd edition

91RniPvrU-L._SL1500_Title: Turbulent Rain

Series: N/A

Author: Cheyenne Meadows

Genre: MMF Ménage/Paranormal

Length: Novel (176 pages)

ISBN: 9781784302832

Publisher: Totally Bound (November 13th, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: When the heart longs for one more.

Daughter of the Horizon Pack alpha, Rain is ordered to find a mate immediately or else. Desperate, she takes off and literally runs into alpha wolf shifter Jet and his beta mate Garrett from a rival wolf shifter pack. Hearing her predicament and having met her once before, Jet steps up to help, promising to mate her and save her from an unknown fate.

Jet’s actions set into motion a series of brutal events and leaves Garrett questioning himself and his relationship, as he looks at Rain with a skeptical eye, unable to understand Jet’s blindness to the woman’s underlying deviousness. Out to expose Rain for the fraud she is, Garrett strives to find proof she carries the blame for murders along the pack borders which puts the groups on the brink of outright war.

Jet works to keep peace in his household and between their packs, convince Garrett that Rain’s innocent, as well as keep his hands off the beautiful woman who makes his inner wolf growl with need. Until Garrett and Rain open their eyes to the truth, he knows they’ll never become the matehood nature intended, as a bonded threesome.

Can they come together as bonded mates in time to help save their packs? Will Garrett be able to finally see the truth about Rain before it’s too late?

Reader Advisory: This book contains M/M, M/F and M/M/F scenes.
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/turbulent-rain

Review: Rain is the daughter of a power Alpha couple in a very strict old-fashioned pack. She has heard of the non-traditional ways of the neighbouring rival pack and is trying to get a peek of the new Alpha mating ritual. Jet comes across her and immediately feels a pull. Rain is only 18 and hasn’t even shifted for the first time so he decides to bid his time.

Years pass, Rain has left the pack to live among humans in the city. He father has called her home demanding her to choose a mate this weekend or he will. She goes to think and runs into Jet again, who has mated with a male Garret. Jet agrees to help her by taking her as a mate so she doesn’t have to mate with someone she doesn’t know or like. Garret thinks it’s a plot to take their pack.

This isn’t a bad story as shifter stories go. It’s rather a basic plot, one pack trying to claim another’s land. It felt a little like it may have been part of a series but I couldn’t find if it was. I would have like more on how Garett and Jet met and a bit more of the threesome. A lot of the sex is off page and what is on is pretty tasteful. The only thing is that none of the actual threesome sex is on the page and I would have liked to seen a little of that.

Overall, it was a good story. I did like it.

If you like, werewolves, threesomes, mystery and a cleaner, yet still sexy story this is for you.

Placeless by Vivien Dean

PlacelessTitle: Placeless
Series: Bay Wolves #2
Author: Vivien Dean
Genre: Paranormal/Shape shifters/ Werewolves/Suspense/Thriller
Length: Novella (123 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (October 31st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Keaton McGrath had been a werewolf for only a few weeks when he was kidnapped and put into service for anyone willing to pay for his company. Now, a year later and rescued from that life, he’s trying to figure out how to be both human and wolf in a world that doesn’t want him. His only escapes are nightly runs, a chance to let loose the energy of the animal within, but when one of those runs ends with him finding a hurt girl in the park, he can’t control his wolf’s fury when he smells her attacker nearby.

Barely keeping himself from killing the man, Keaton calls 911, and then leaves before he can be linked to the crime scene. His hopes to remain anonymous are dashed when Scotty Trumbauer, a local blogger and independent wolf activist, finds him out. Though Keaton’s warned that Scotty is bad news, the chemistry between them is too powerful to ignore, especially when Scotty leaps to defend him.

Keaton just wants to do the right thing without putting the people he cares about in danger. He has to learn, however, that a wolf is stronger when he’s not alone…

ISBN: 978-1-61124-687-2

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2052-Placeless.aspx

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I will admit, at the time of reading the book and writing this review, I’ve not read book 1 of the series (Boundless). This is a world that knows the presence of werewolves, but there is a definite fear about the werewolf population. I still understood the story without a problem, although it was easier once I realised that the main couple of Boundless, Elijah and Denny, are linked to bringing Keaton to the point he is at. Kidnapped as a sex slave, he found freedom but now he has to readjust to the real world and his wolf needs the same adjustment to this newfound freedom.

I didn’t feel the thriller or suspense aspect which the publisher filed as part of the book’s genre, particularly considering Keaton’s past and how he stops a sexual assault on a woman in the first chapter (as said in the blurb, too). Keaton seems to treat is past in a nonchalant manner despite telling Corey (the man who helped save him) that he was ready to get the necessary help.

Instead, it seemed he was just happy to move on by getting to know Scotty and also make sure he got out of escapade of saving the woman unscathed. After finishing the book, I’m now wondering if it’s more of a survival mechanism on his part to purposely not think on it. There a couple notable times where his defences fail to protect him from remembering his time locked up as a sex slave.

I have to admit, when Keaton meets Scotty, I was more concerned for Keaton being hurt (his heart mostly, but perhaps also physically again after his traumatic past). I don’t know how to frame Scotty, he immediately brought to mind some sort of hippie, but that is probably because of I’ve gone ahead and stereotyped him once I found out he was an activist for the rights of werewolves. He lost his job a couple of years before over an interview he did, that also set the werewolf cause back as well and now he works on his blog for the cause. The problem is, some werewolves think of him as a pest rather than a help. I found myself chuckling at his second big “scene” with Keaton, but he just seems so bossy and melodramatic.

Scotty doesn’t really seem to appear as much as Keaton’s friends, Corey and probably seen about as much as Elijah, a fellow sex slave from book 1. I can’t tell if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I suppose it’s just as part of the couple stated on the blurb it would have been nice to hear from him more, but that is limited by the fact that the story is entirely Keaton’s point of view. Regardless, when we do start seeing more of Scotty, I have to say that the relationship he and Keaton share is quite cute.

I enjoyed this book. I think I need to read the first book now! This one kept me interested but some of the politics involved are probably explained in the first book and I’m intrigued, here we find out enough to understand what’s going on.

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

Marked for Love by Jamie Lake

71mX1Iz+5AL._SL1500_Title: Marked For Love
Series: Marked For Love, #1
Author: Jamie Lake
Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifter
Length: Short Story (35 Pages)
Publisher: Jamie Love (June 20, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Nathan never should have gotten in that truck. That he knew for sure, but something animalistic, something sexy, something almost magnetic drew him to the mysterious brooding man who beckoned for him to get in and so he did.

What ensues is a night Nathan will never forget, filled with intrigue, passion and mind-blowing dominant sex only an Alpha werewolf shifter can give you; a night Nathan soon finds he was destined to experience. But could it lead to true love or will Nathan be tossed aside like he has by so many men before him?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0121-4

Product Linkwww.amazon.com/Book-Romance-Paranormal-Werewolf-Shifter-ebook/dp/B00L6EAGJ4/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first book to an amazing new series by Jamie Lake. It is a great start but I can’t wait to get my hands on book two.

Nathan had been out with his boyfriend, till his so-called boyfriend left him stranded. Now he had to walk home, he had remembered something from his past so he was afraid of the area for some reason. What he had not expected was the fact that a very sexy man stopping and picking him up. That man had some major issues and one of them was the fact that he was a shifter. A shifter that had seen him before.

This story is a good one, but for me it was too short. It also has that amazing ending. You know the one that leaves you hanging and where you can’t wait to get your hands on book two. The only problem I had with it was Buck’s attitude. It comes off as all high and mighty. Making demands but he knew that Nathan would do it.

That just drove me up the wall with it. I just can’t see that really happening in life. This does have the kink of BDSM, which always turns a girl on. If you love sexy men, dominate alpha shifters, kinky situations, feisty attitudes and excitement then this would be a good book for you.

I would recommend reading this story if you love those and more. Although for me, I want a story longer and I will definitely be looking for book two.

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