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Guardian Elf by Grace Lynn

91H4TdPnZWL._SL1500_Title: Guardian Elf
Series: Guardian City, #1
Author: Grace Lynn
Genre: Paranormal/Shape-shifter/Werewolf/Vampire
Length: Novella (61 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (October 29, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: Sun City was once the greatest city in the world. It was built by the Elves during the height of their power, but now only one Elf remains in the city. High Prince Demend, a changeling and survivor of an accident that almost left him for dead. Now, he drinks blood, shifts, and is trying to make the world a more tolerant place for the literary works of the ancient times.

Nathan Summers is an Alpha, but not by choice. Forced into the position by a pack he loves, Nathan took the position as a last resort. Alone and constantly harassed by his father, Nathan just wants to find his mate and keep his pack safe from his family’s cruelty.

Forced to work together, they must now face the future, which seems to be grim. Can these two find everything they are wanting without destroying themselves in the process?

ISBN: 978-1-62740-683-3

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/guardian-elf

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Grace Lynn has created an entirely new world for her Guardian City series, although transfers some of the well-known and used concepts in the paranormal genre, including mating and the odd ménage mating. This is book 1 in a series of 4 books and the way I understand it, this series needs to be read in order to understand the overall story.

This is a good book to read. The ideas are well thought out and all the rules explained, not leaving any room for confusion. In fact, something that also I noticed when reading another first book in a series by Grace Lynn, this story gives us the basic bones of the characters involved, but there is a lot of introduction, laying the way for future stories. In this case and this writing style, I really do like this.

However, others may get confused because the information is coming thick and fast. Which means the setting seems to chop and change a lot, so some things are mentioned and then not brought up later. Again, I hope and am fairly certain at this point that this is to do with set up for further books in the series.

That being said, with the simple story, it’s easy to get involved with the characters. Demend is an Elf with a complicated heritage that I’m not about to start. He’s pretty cool actually. First he doesn’t come across as particularly strong, then bang, we find out he’s this powerful alpha in a small-bitty package. I love that set up, especially in one particular scene where Demend makes a demonstration of his powers.

Nathan is a werewolf alpha who really isn’t happy with his lot in life. He puts up with a lot of stuff for the good of his loyal pack members. There are a number of minor characters, but the one that intrigues me the most is Cain and Thatcher – they’re connected to Demend but it’s too difficult and pretty much part of spoilers if I explained them properly. The other that intrigues me most is Demend’s twin brother Angel.

This is a good book, more involved in detail rather than plot. However, I would have liked to understand Nathan’s family a little better because it was difficult getting his brothers straight in my head – maybe I just wasn’t paying enough attention. Also, because of the plot, it’s a dead give away at the end of the book that Demend is going to need another story, so I am hoping for a bit more story and more details to come.

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

Kiss My Ash by Renee George Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Renee George popping in with her brand new release Kiss My Ash, a fun MMF paranormal. We have a very interesting excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
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Kiss My Ash

by

Renee George

A werewolf who’s hairless in full shift.

A water sprite who can’t hold his shape at the slightest touch of water.

An ash-tree nymph with a black thumb who kills every bit of flora in her vicinity.

That’s Fortunate, Missouri, in a nutshell—the town for abnormal paranormals. Nymph Romy, however, can one-up them all—her particular flaw is killing her. But thanks to a possible love spell, the wolf and the water sprite could be Romy’s key to cheating death. And the three misfits may find that even imperfect creatures can still create a sexy, loving, perfect union.

Inside Scoop:  Sol, Romy and Lucien love each other—emotionally, spiritually and physically. Which means both ménage and male/male action. You lucky reader, you.

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Addiction by Pelaam

23579258Title: Addiction
Series: W.R.A.I.T.H, #5
Author: Pelaam
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (87 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (November 12, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75Hearts
Blurb: Emer is a man with a secret, one that he’s been hiding for a very long time. He doesn’t let that stand in the way of his successful career as an executive chef, however, or his unrequited love for his longtime friend Lachlan, a handsome fisherman who supplies fresh seafood to Emer’s restaurant.

But then his world is turned upside down by the arrival of WRAITH agents Aydin and Sean, who are on a mission to locate and shut down the goblin lord who’s thought to be manufacturing a highly addictive drug in the human realm and then smuggling it back to Vargr, putting the demon world at risk.

As the four men face a race against time to uncover the truth behind the highly addictive aphrodisiac, Emer is forced to reveal his secret, but in doing so must risk losing Lachlan forever. However, will Emer be prepared for the shock he receives in return, one that threatens not only his love, but their lives as well?

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!addiction/c18ae

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Emer has been forced into helping a Lord Goblin, who is holding his brother Cavan hostage, into making a very addictive drug that does not affect humans. The W.R.A.I.T.H organization it tipped off and so begins the investigation. Aydin is a W.R.A.T.H agent who is part Demon, part Gargoyle.

Interesting story. There are some fierce battles that take place as well as Aydin discovering his mate is Cavan. The drug is a powerful aphrodisiac that is addicting. So the agents plan to shut down the whole operation.

Action, adventure, and love are all throughout. Good read with some hot sex to add spice to the story.

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Mating Forged in Fire by Shea Balik

917a2Y3T2vL._SL1500_Title: Mating Forged in Fire
Series: Paranormal Wars: Stone Haven, #3
Author: Shea Balik
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (139 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc (June 14th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Maui Knight can’t believe he’s found his mate when he saves Ian Carmichael from the psy labs. The need to keep his mate safe has Maui denying Ian’s request to go get his sister away from Ian’s father. Maui hadn’t counted on Ian’s determination to save his sister from their father’s dishonorable intentions.

Ian Carmichael runs from the safety of the Alliance Territory in order to bring his sister back with him. From the moment he enters his childhood home, things go horribly wrong. He saved his sister but managed to get recaptured by the psy. The last time he’d been imprisoned by the psy they had tortured him, this time they took that torture to a whole new level. What’s even worse is they’ve changed him.

Ian’s only hope is that Maui will once more rescue him. Even if he does, Ian isn’t sure Maui can love who Ian’s become.

ISBN: 978-1-62741-879-9

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/mating-forged-in-fire

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Ian grows up taking care of his sister after their mother died. Their father became a drunk and really gave a thought to them. Until Ian’s sister get closer to eighteen. Then the father starting paying attention, and not in a good way. Finally, his father decides to sell Ian to the psy to get him out of the way. For over a year, Ian has lived a nightmare. The only thing that kept him sane was the need to get back to his sister and another prisoner.

Maui is a fire mystic. He was saved from the human labs by the Alpha two hundred years ago and has stood by the Alpha’s side since then. Maui meets his mate Ian when he goes on the mission to destroy one of the psy labs. They have their issues at the start, but do finally get things worked out. Until Maui denies Ian, help to get his sister away from his father. Ian, with the help of a couple other mates, goes to get her and while his sister is saved Ian is captured by the psy again.

Even after Ian is changed, he adjusts fast to his new circumstances with the help of his mate Maui and his sister. Maui is so happy to have a mate, but when things go wrong he blames himself for not helping Ian when he asked for it. Maui was only thought was about protecting Ian and not taking his feeling into consideration. That backfired on Maui, so when he gets Ian back he does all he can to make it up to Ian and show him how much he matters and is loved just the way he is.

I loved Ian, he is just so quirky and adorable. His gives people gifts that are unusual but make perfect sense when thought about. His logic about it is right on he just adds his own unique twist to it. But he is also brave and fights for what he believes is right. Mauri makes the perfect mate for Ian. Mauri protects Ian as much as he can. Even from getting hurt feeling when others don’t like his gifts. He also will protect Ian from running into danger before he thinks about it.

This was another good addition to the series. For me it was all about Ian, I just love his character.

The Convergence Theory by Lia Cooper

91QL-8uGEvL._SL1500_Title: The Convergence Theory
Series: Blood and Bone Trilogy #2
Author: Lia Cooper
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (291 pages)
ASIN: B00LQNWYWW
Publisher: The Spec Press, Inc (July 11th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: Walking away from your soulmate is not for the faint of heart…

Following the Matilde Walker murder, Detective Ethan Ellison is back working misdemeanors and minor crimes, but he’s only just begun to realize how much the experience has changed his life.

Meanwhile, Detective Patrick Clanahan would give anything to get the memory of Ethan out of his head. If he can’t have him, and every sign suggests that he can’t, he sure has hell wishes everything at the station didn’t remind him of the other man.

Murder, UST, pining, and emotional turmoil lurk right around the corner for both men as Seattle hurtles to the hottest summer on record and their fates converge in THE CONVERGENCE THEORY,

Contains explicit m/m and some m/f content.

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Convergence-Theory-Blood-Bone-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00LQNWYWW

Review: At the start of book two in the series, Ethan and Patrick have gone their separate ways. Patrick now has a new partner they get a case of buried bodies being disturbed and missing a few piece. Ethan is back to working solo on misdemeanors and sleeping around. He even gets involved with a woman. Meanwhile Patrick is going through a very rough patch with missing his mate and this is affecting his whole attitude

Ethan gets a case about with an old man and disturbances at his house. Everyone thinks he has dementia and there is nothing really there. Even Ethan thinks so, but he keeps going when the old man calls him. During all this, Ethan keeps having dreams and can barely sleep. Hence the sleeping around. He has no clue what is going on with him and his magic is now acting weird. His magically friends know but won’t tell him. He has no clue that he mated to Patrick and that the bound is causing side effects.

Eventually the two cases merge together and they figure out what is really going on. The effect of Patrick and Ethan working together again is immediate. The bound is there pulling them together. Ethan has no clue and Patrick is too afraid to say anything with them each thinking it was the other who walked away. As they solve the case things finally get a little more settled between them.

However, nothing it perfect yet. There are still many threads hanging and issues unresolved. There is still the question about what the hell Ethan’s father wants. The relationship with Patrick and Ethan is far from figured out.

I cannot wait until the final book. I need to get the answers to the questions I still have. So I will be patiently waiting for the final installment. *sigh* I hate waiting.

Tracking Easton by Tatum Throne

tt-ww-trackingeaston3Title: Tracking Easton
Series: Wild Wolves, #3
Author: Tatum Throne
Genre: BDSM/Paranormal/Vampire/Werewolves
Length: Novella (77 Pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (November 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5Hearts
Blurb: When Trip Highland saves a wild wolf in the Black Forest from being hunted down and killed, he quickly discovers that the wolf is his mate. Can he trust this hunted wild wolf or is he just a sucker for a bleeding heart?

Easton Lord has no plan on ever trusting another wolf shifter again—nor does he want to belong to any pack. As Easton falls hard and the wild wolves come after him, he has no choice but to trust Trip. But will that be enough to protect him from the wolves who now want him dead?

Trip is a Dom who only wants Easton as his mate and his submissive. Will Easton trust him to protect and love him or will he run? As the wild wolves get closer, Trip quickly discovers love does not conquer all.

ISBN: 978-1-63258-558-5
Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/tracking-easton
Reviewer: Lisa
Review: This was the third book to this series and they should be read in order. It gives you an insight into their world and their lives. It is a fascinating story except that it did nothing for me. It left me with more questions and less answers.

I was rather disappointed in this book. Usually for me books get better as the series goes on or they seem like they are just copying things. For me this book just felt like it was repeating everything. The dangers, the BDSM parts, the sexual scenes just seem off. This story did not come off as believable. I was rather disappointed in it.

Easton had been with the wild wolves for over a year but he knew he didn’t want to be with them. The problem was that it was like being in the mob. You can’t get out unless you are dead. He had been captured by them when his mate saved his ass. The thing was he wasn’t too sure, whether he wanted a mate or not. Although Trip was sexy as hell.

Trip was one the enforcers for Kade. He also was hired to cull the wolves, actual wolves, and not werewolves. He had found and saved his mate, but there seemed to be more going on then he knew. Although in truth, he was the one that was hiding things from everyone including his alpha.

This story was a drag for me. It just seemed to repeat things, and then there were parts of the story that seemed pushed in there. Like it would have one scene then all of a sudden it switched to another and kept me trying to figure out what was going on.

I did love the characters and the story itself would have been perfect had it had that zest that most stories have. It just seemed that this one was not written with the authors heart put into it. It was missing something for me to love it.

I did love the characters though and the way it would have turned out had that zest been there. I would recommend reading this if you love sexy men, hot sex, the BDSM life style, danger, excitement and the twist and turns to it.

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

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.