Disturbed Fate by Kia Zi Shiru

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Series: Otherkin Spirits 01

Author: Kia Zi Shiru

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (216 Pages)

ISBN: 9781301553822

Publisher: 5 Times Chaos (December 13th, 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Marc, a small pet shop owner and seer, needs help with his store, but his new employee, Galen, brings with him more trouble than expected. Marc tries to keep their relationship professional even if Galen seems insistent on taking it to the next level. And then there is the problem of Galen’s past.

Keiran, a hard-working medical student and Marc’s best friend, has a small problem, a stalker. One night he confronts the man and finds that his stalker vampire, Devlan, is too alluring to turn down. But Devlan isn’t who he seems to be.

When the four men meet up for a night out their lives fall apart. Marc’s premonitions turn out to be wrong and everything points towards one autumn night a couple of years ago. Now they need to figure out what happened that night, before someone dies, again.

Time is running out. The visions might be false, but they don’t paint a pretty picture, not about their futures and, especially, not about their pasts. They need to reverse the change before it is too late.

Purchase Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333022

Review: Otherkin’s is a very unusual story. It is a story of four young men and how their fates and destinies cross. They each have certain talents or powers that make them an Otherkin.

Marc and Keiran are friends. Marc is a seer and Kieran a Psychic vamp. Marc sees the future but the future can always be changed. All of a sudden, his visions seem to change and he finds out that someone has done something to change the future and he has to find out who and what and if it can be repaired or they may all die.

The story had a lot of promise but I had a few issues. First of all, it seemed like something was missing, almost as if I had picked it up in the middle. I had no idea what a seer was. I also had no idea Galen had a power or what it was. I had so many questions. I will say that you must read this one out to the end. Eventually most of my questions were answered only leaving a couple about some of the others powers. I liked the concept of the Otherkins a lot. I probably would have enjoyed the book more if I knew more about each boy sooner such as how Keiran and Marc became friends, their ages(at times it felt as if they were very young like under 19 then all of a sudden older and working) and more about the powers. Having said that it was an intriguing and sweet.

If you like new adults, coming into powers, new unique breeds, physic vamps, vampires, seers, twists, and kittens this is definitely for you!

Midnight Rodeo: Homecoming Anthology Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey peeps, today we have three great authors popping by with their anthology Midnight Rodeo: Homecoming, now if you love paranormal and the supernatural and if you love rodeos then you will absolutely love these stories in this gem of an anthology. We have a short excerpt to whet your appetite and a great giveaway where you can win your own copy of Midnight Rodeo: Homecoming and you can enjoy my review :-) so guys enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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Midnight Rodeo: Homecoming

(Anthology)

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B.A. Tortuga, Kiernan Kelly & Julia Talbot

What happens when rodeos start to get too tough for humans to compete in? Midnight Rodeo, of course, where supernatural creatures like shifters and vampires work for the prize money, and for the awe of their audience.

In Welcome to the Pack by BA Tortuga, when head bullfighter Denton is killed by a demon bull, his twin, Denver, comes back to take his place. Denver was gone for years, working mundane rodeos and missing his twin. He’s not sure the pack can heal him since the other bullfighters challenge Denver at every turn. All except Blaine, who’s an outcast himself, and who knows Denver is like no one he’s ever met.

In Oklahoma Rain by Kiernan Kelly, psychic Blaze scouts locations for the rodeo company, Darque and Knight, where he finds another psychic talent, Zack, who’s hot as the Fourth of July. Zack is complicated, though, thanks to his sidekick, Mikey, a damaged kid. Blaze invites the pair back to the rodeo, but not everyone is as happy as Blaze to have them there.

In Big Bear, Little Bear, by Julia Talbot, bear shifter Ben is returning to the rodeo after a long injury recovery. Big bear shifter Ozzie is the barrel man and clown, and he’s been waiting for Ben to come back to the big show. But is Ben ready to ride again, let alone be the lover Ozzie is ready to take on?

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Savage Love by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

795a1aea82727f52235700fcaff67f48827bf41cTitle: Savage Love
Series: Assassin/Shifter, #23
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (45,979 words)
Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing (August 14th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Six years ago, Chaz Savage was on top of the world: Beloved NFL star, filthy rich, great friends — and a man he was close to falling in love with. Lev Chirkoff was smart, funny, sexy and freaking adorable. Then, one night he was gone with no explanation. Chaz is devastated, left wondering what happened to the only man who ever had his heart. Eventually, hurt turns to anger and then to rage. If he EVER sees that man again….

Lev Chirkoff has an impossible job forced on him by the mob boss his father works for. It involves a professional athlete he has worshiped since the first time he saw him, and the very thought of it sickens Lev. He meets Chaz and they seem to be made for each other. Soon, his only plan is falling in love. When a traumatic night forces Lev out of Chaz’s life, he disappears. But Chaz Savage never leaves his heart.

Six years later, Lev returns to Seattle, makes new friends and finds a purpose in life. A Halloween party puts him in Chaz’s orbit again, and unsportsmanlike conduct doesn’t begin to cover the big man’s reaction. With the mob after Chaz, Lev is assigned to protect him as they go into hiding. But Chaz Savage isn’t about to make it easy for the man who devastated him. Once old feelings stir, he finally has a chance to discover the truth of Lev’s betrayal. Lev falls even more deeply for the man who is so much more than just a football star — but surely his secret will only cost him Chaz’s love forever.

They say it takes a village, but in this case it’s a reservation — and as Chaz and Lev come to an uneasy peace, they discover that the people around them are more than willing to give their lives for the safety of their family.

Purchase Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-savagelove-1588912-145.html#.U-LQBy2z2yM.facebook
Review: Chaz Savage had it all, a successful NFL career and budding relationship with one sexy little Russian, Lev Chirkoff. The closeted football player starts to turn heads turning up everywhere with Lev, but he assures everyone they are just good friends. But that was then, and this is now, now Chaz is a firefighter and one of the few humans that are privy to the true heritage of the Skullblasters unit. But he still loves Lev, misses him, and thinks about that man every damn day.

Six years ago, Lev Chirkoff made a deal with the devil that cost him the man he loved. Now back in Seattle as the newest recruit for the elite Skullblasters unit of Assassin’s and Shifter’s, Lev is brought face to face with that man. And it’s anything but a warm welcome. Chaz knows about the team, about the wolves, his best friend was saved by one, and fell in love with one before becoming one. So he can’t wrap his brain around Lev thinking he would not love him because he’s a shifter. But Chaz doesn’t know the whole story, and Lev fears losing him all over again once he tells Chaz the truth.

Lev has lost everyone and everything in his life that mattered and subsequently secluded himself in Siberia while he learned to control his wolf. He knows that returning to Seattle will open old wounds, but he didn’t expect the wash of emotions when he sees Chaz for the first time in six years. Chaz is angry, no volatile is a better term, but there is still love in the depths of those sad angry eyes. Lev as well reacts to Chaz invading his space immediately. He still wants this man more than anything.

There is a lot to resolve, but it doesn’t take either man long to realize that they still love each other. That they never stopped loving each other. They will have to share everything, even the painful truths, and deal with them to get beyond their own hurt and face the oncoming threat now seems intent on getting Chaz as well as the team’s young charges, the Olympians. Lev just got him back, he refuses to lose Chaz again, but sometimes fate has other plans.

Classic Sandrine! Colourful storylines, witty dialogue, passionate love and a group of men and shifters that will protect each other and their own with such ferocity that it’s downright frightening. As each of these new books progress, there is a sister story for the Twelve Olympians series, but everything always ties in together. And we are starting to see more and more characters within each story as the threat from Petey and the Rogues grows closer. I love how Sandrine focus’ on the current pairing, but always manages to make sure we stay in contact with favourites and give us a juicy morsel of some fun pairings to come.

This is a must read series, still my favourite M/M series, I love how the author manages to continually bring us something fresh twenty something books in. You MUST start at the beginning, seriously, you must. Each new instalment is just one piece of a very large puzzle that you have to have an outline for first, and then add the pieces as they fit. Another success for Sandrine Gasq-Dion and the Skullblasters!

Avaritia by Mathew Ortiz

91+Nj8pa4IL._SL1500_Title: Avaritia
Series: The Oswald Witches, #1 (This series also collides with the characters from the ‘Renovating Love’ series by the same author)
Author: Mathew Ortiz
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel (251 pages)
Publisher: Mathew Ortiz (July 26th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Welcome all to Maquintock Bay. A sleepy little town a few hours north of Boston on a picturesque stretch of New England coast. The town’s folk live a quiet life away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the simpler life, even if just north of them dwell the infamous Oswald family. The Oswald Estate is only minutes north of the town but most people avoid it. The town’s history tells of witches and supernatural events at the stately mansion. Is there truth to the rumors? Witches aren’t real, are they?

Prodigal son William Oswald Blackthorne has come home to take his place as head of Oswald House and his family. He sets about renovating and repairing his family home since it had fallen into disrepair. All seemed to be going well until he butted heads with his obstinate siblings, an overbearing aunt and the opinionated staff. Just when he thought everything was hitting its stride, Rushford Harrington, the head of the construction company, refuses to send his men to the house. Who the hell does the man think he is? No one tells an Oswald ‘no’!

Rush Harrington has his hands full. His workers are frightened. The gossip about Oswald House has made it near impossible to find workers to do the renovations his company promised. Now the Oswald family members are making his life crazy with abrupt changes to the renovation plans. When he attempted to talk to William Oswald Blackthorne, the man refused to speak to him. So Rush pulled his teams. Next thing Rush knows, a handsome and irate blond man barges into his office and into his life; Rush realizes that nothing is ever going to be the same!

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Avaritia-Oswald-Witches-Mathew-Ortiz-ebook/dp/B00M5N3TBC
Review: If you are a fan of Charmed, Practical Magic and/or the Double Alchemy series by Susan MacNichol… you will LOVE this book.

The Oswald family Witches are descendants of a long line of powerful witches dating back to the Salem Witch trials. The four of them are strong, fierce, and loyal and squabble like cats and dogs most of the time. Renovation of the family home has fallen on the shoulders of William, the oldest, who is constantly undermined by his siblings Duncan and Jaime, the only girl in this quad. The strained bond between William and Duncan is only surmounted when William starts dating the owner of the company providing the renovations, Rush Harrington.
You see, hundreds of years ago during the trials, the three eldest Oswald brothers were hanged for being witches. William, Oliver and Duncan to which the youngest and only surviving brother, Jaime, fought back against the family that killed his brothers… the Harringtons. And as this story progress’s, you learn that the Oswald’s mother Mia gave them their names for good reason.

William recognizes a bond and an attraction to Rush that is only possible through a bond mates connection. And yet, he fights it every step of the way. Rush is used to being the one in charge, the man on top (pun intended) and getting exactly what he wants. What he wants now is William, their families generations old feud doesn’t apply to them as far as Rush is concerned. But Rush is a human and William fears what will happen if he falls in love, accepts the bond and has to share his family secret. More so, he fears losing Rush when he learns the truth most of all.

This was an action packed, nonstop thrill ride full of emotions, passion and drama. All the while William and Rush are trying to navigate the ever-growing bond between them, the Oswalds’ are fighting a very real threat that wants to eliminate them all. Now William faces the fear of Rush being in danger because of who William is, which only adds to the stress on their budding relationship. But the chemistry they share is impossible to ignore, especially when fate is involved.

Ortiz definitely put in his time researching the craft, the trials and the supernatural aspect of this story. It shows in the finished product and a depth to the story that otherwise wouldn’t have been there. The passion and electricity that is evident between William and Rush just from that first meeting was evident as well.

I loved the constant threat of danger and the ever-present electricity that flowed between characters.
While there were a few typographical errors, I recognized the intensity with which Ortiz writes all of his stories, so the flow and the intrigue never faded. And if you are a fan of Ortiz’s Renovations series, you get to visit with those guys at the end of this story when he ties in the families. This really is a must read, It was long and took me a few hours, but it seriously felt like minutes by the time I reached the end. I saw a LOT of Practical Magic type issues and situations. So again, if you are a fan you’ll seriously love this supernatural story.

Sealed By Fire by A. Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder

acn_rw_sealedbyfireTitle: Sealed By Fire
Series: N/A
Author: A. Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder
Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal
Length: Novel (291 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (June 24th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Vanya is a sorcerer’s apprentice who finally achieves his goal, initiation as a sorcerer – only to find that he, himself, is the intended sacrifice in their ritual. When the ritual goes wrong, his master flees and he is left with the creature that his master summons.
Stranded on this side of the portal, Nash is a powerful being with only one desire – find the sorcerer who stranded him and wreak his revenge. Vanya agrees to help, and in the process, he and Nash find more than they ever bargained for: love, friendship, and belonging.

Can they protect themselves against the sorcerer’s growing power, or will he destroy all that they hold dear?

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/sealed-by-fire.html

ISBN: 978-1-62300-143-8

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Vanya, a handsome human virgin, sorcerer’s apprentice, learns at the last-minute that he’s the intended sacrifice to the Fire Elemental Ignatius. The ritual goes wrong and King, the mage who started the ritual, flees. Coming face to face with fire elemental intrigues, yet terrifies Vanya. What he doesn’t realize but Ignatius tells him, is the sacrifice is his innocence and not his life. Ignatius, the sexy fire elemental, binds himself to Vanya so King can’t get him for at least three days.

What he doesn’t realize but Ignatius tells him, is the sacrifice is his innocence and not his life. King wants power and immortality and will get it at any cost even murder. After getting help from the Lamia to track down King and to protect Vanya, they all set out to find the truth about King. Vanya learning that King put everything in Vanya’s name is horrified to learn that King named himself as beneficiary in the event of Vanya’s death. As the story unfolds, we learn of lies and deceptions of King’s and the length’s he’s willing to go to get power as well as who Ignatius really is. Hot sex scenes between Nash and Vanya ignite the pages. The details of Swallows Nest and the cottage were both breathtaking and frightening.

It was an interesting story to read and well written but it felt unbalanced to me. A lot of focus in this book is on Vanya’s thoughts and feelings on different matters. The scenes that involved King seemed rushed with not a lot of details that would have added to the appeal of the story. All in all in it was a good read.

Dark Nights and Headlights by Bailey Bradford

22612917Title: Dark Nights & Headlights
Series: N/A
Author: Bailey Bradford
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (194 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (August 1st,  2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: A familiar road can still be full of surprises.

Joe Jacek loves his life for the most part. All he ever wanted to do was be a rancher, and that’s what he’s doing. He feels bad that his father didn’t leave the ranch to him and his brother Trent both, but Joe would never short his brother out of his inheritance. Lucky for them, they’re close brothers. They like to hang out in the evenings, get stupid, and then get on with work the next day.

But it can be a lonely life. While Trent is a great brother, he can’t be everything for Joe, and vice versa. Joe would like to get laid sometimes, and living where he does, that’s a rare occurrence. So he drinks and does a little something else now and then. It’s all good—he’s just relaxing.
He knows the road between his house and Trent’s trailer like he knows his own soul. Turning off the headlights one night just to make the drive more exciting isn’t a big deal.

Until a werewolf jumps on his truck. Then the rules for everything change.

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/dark-nights-and-headlights

ISBN: 978-1-78430-103-3

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Bailey Bradford delivers another awesome story that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go until the very end.

Joe Jacek is a lonely man taking care of his ranch day after day with the help of his younger brother Trent. One late night while on his way back from his brother’s house, Joe encounters something that will change his life forever. Diego is an omega wolf shifter that has been badly abused by his pack. Finally, he can to more and leaves the pack. Knowing if the pack catches him, they’ll kill him, he stays on the run until he encounters Joe. His instincts tell him to keep running but something is pulling him toward Joe.

Diego doesn’t want to put the brothers in danger from his ex pack but he can’t seem to stay away. When Diego is caught in Joe’s house, the meeting is hot and explosive. Eventually trouble comes in the form of his ex pack beta’s that are there to get him back by any means necessary. Diego has to decide to stay and fight or leave and loose the man he loves.

A truly wonderfully written book by Bailey Bradford. The details of the Texas landscape were simply breathtaking. I could actually imagine I was there with Joe and Diego as the story unfolded. Hot, steamy sex between sexy Joe and Diego the handsome shifter, all throughout that set the pages on fire. Danger, mystery, action, drama, surrounds this amazing story. Smoothly flowing words made for a fantastic read.

I have read all Bailey’s books and can say they are all fantastic reads. If you haven’t yet read one of Bailey Bradford’s books then I highly recommend you do so. You won’t be disappointed.

Protecting His Pride by Amber Kell

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Series: Supernatural Mates, #7
Author: Amber Kell
Genre: Paranormal/ Shifters
Length: Novella
Publisher: Total E-Bound (December 1st, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5 Hearts
Reviewer: Thommie
Blurb: When a bleeding lion shifter collapses in the alley outside his restaurant, Garret Halcon discovers the one thing missing in his life was love.

Garret Halcon finds a lion shifter bleeding behind the alley of his restaurant. Unusually attached to a complete stranger, he follows him to the hospital.

When Cesar runs into the problem of too many alphas in one town, he has to prove to Talan that he can be a successful member of the pride without being a problem.

Will Cesar be able to complete a task set for him by the lion alpha or will he die for the sake of his pride?

Product Link: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=2268

Review: A lion shifter and a hawk shifter are most exciting as an idea, more than enticing and certainly will draw me to read a book. However, I’m now resigned to the fact that when a book with so many elements has such a short length will never be enough for me.

Cesar has been locked away in a lab and tortured. When his value comes to an end he’s taken away to be disposed, but he manages to escape and return for the other lions. A bit too late though as they are already on the way out from the lab, however Cesar has a last stand off with one of the guards leaving him with a bullet in his body and unable to shift. Injured he makes his way in a daze not knowing where he’s heading and lands outside Garret’s restaurant, where he collapses.

When Garret finds him after his shift, it’s clear that he’s found his mate and the timing couldn’t be better. First because his mate needs him and second because Garret has been itchy for a while now for intimacy.

However, troubles never seem to end as the area’s pride’s Alpha can’t tolerate another Alpha in his territory and Cesar will have to work his way around into finding a solution and stay by his mate’s side.

So much information was dumped all at once in this book. Hawk shifter, I’d love to read more about them, the how’s and the why’s and their lore, but that was lacking. The lab situation was hazily explained and the entire events that led Cesar to his freedom were clinically described losing all the potential intensity. Cesar’s issues with being an Alpha and feeling inadequate for the role were overcome as if a magic spell was cast and Cesar’s and Garret’s relationship was merely stated. The chemistry of the mates, their intensity, their passion, and need were too weak to be felt. The pace was too fast for all things to be absorbed and that made me not really get attached to the characters. In addition, the mating bond/claim when it happened was one-sided with our Alpha lion never making his claim and left me wanting. The end when it came was this huge hang up, so abrupt that I had to check twice that this book was over.

Bottom end, while the idea behind the story is quite enticing, the story itself was less than I expected and didn’t manage to take me with it in that magic space where I would have lived in the story instead of simply reading it detached and wondering.

Rainbow of Happiness by Berengaria Brown

ROH__92812.1405287035.300.450Title: Rainbow of Happiness
Series: Romance on the Go
Author: Berengaria Brown
Genre: Contemporary/Paranormal
Length: Short (29 pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (July 18th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Gemstone Romances, 3

Twenty years have passed and John is now an adult. Memories of happy childhood summer vacations at Rocky Point Beach with his extended family take him there once again as he tries to decide what to do in the future.

Coll is hiding a secret. His heart wants John, but his mind warns him that getting close to the delicious blond could ruin both their lives.

Will love conquer all or will the past steal their chances at happiness?
Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/rainbow-of-happiness-by-berengaria-brown/
ISBN: 978-1-77130-914-1
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: Very emotional story of John and Coll spending time together at Rocky Point Beach. Falling in love and having hot passionate sex with each other. Coll reveals to John a secret he’s been keeping for a long time. But in the end John doesn’t care, he just wants to be with Coll forever.

Good read.

Swan Prince by Erin Lark

The-Swan-Prince-500Title: Swan Prince
Series:  N/A
Author: Erin Lark
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (149 pages)
Publisher: Entangled Edge Pub (August 4th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Tams

Blurb: Trapped between his royal heritage and swan shifter status, Oliver doesn’t pay close attention during his flock’s winter migration, and gets caught in the crosshairs of a trigger-happy hunter.

Careening toward the ground with no place to go, Oliver submits to his human form. As his swan’s feathers recede, he seeks shelter in an old barn.

Bastion’s spent the better part of his adult life caring for a bunch of bullheaded stallions, but this is the first time he’s ever found a naked and gorgeous man in one of his stalls. When he asks the man his name, he doesn’t get a reply. Without a wallet or a voice to tell him who this stranger is, Bastion takes Oliver in, clothes him and tends to a mysterious wound.

Oliver has nowhere else to go. Bastion is in a bind after firing a farm hand who would much rather call in sick than do his job. When passion flares, can Bastion and Oliver overcome their differences, or will this swan prince fly south?
Product Link: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/swan-prince/
Review: Oliver is Royalty, the prince of his flock. As the heir apparent, his flock can only shift at his insistence, and he is expected to breed an heir. His existence has been lonely to say the least as a gay shifter Swan, with the expectations that weigh on his shoulders. As his flock is migrating south, he outsmarts his guards and ends up on his own when he’s shot out of the sky. In an attempt to heal, he shifts to his human form, but the force leaves him without a voice. He finds shelter in the closest barn, which is where the barns owner finds him naked, injured, and wrapped in a blanket.

Bastion as well has led a life of seclusion and loneliness. He boards and cares for horses, has a special kinship with them, all but Kiba his former hands temperamental horse. When he finds Oliver injured in an empty stall, his first reaction is one of lust and need, but the nurturer in him quickly takes over. He takes Oliver home and patches him up, having no idea who Oliver really is. Over the next two weeks, the two men share one passionate kiss but quickly decide not to act further. They develop a form of communication as well, with Oliver being mute after his shift. And Oliver flourishes while caring for Kiba, the horse that seems taken with the stranger from the start. They try their best to ignore the smoldering attraction that is brewing, bubbling just under the surface.

When chemistry is ignited and the relationship is consummated, Oliver feels comfortable enough to share his secret, but receives only doubt and rejection. And then the worst possible best thing happens, his Swan finally emerges. Once Bastion is faced with irrefutable evidence that Oliver is indeed the swan, the bond grows even stronger. Oliver knows that Bastion is his chosen mate, but he also knows he must return to his flock. What he doesn’t know is, for how long. Will Bastion be waiting for him when he returns?

What a fascinating take on the traditional Swan Prince story. I’m a huge fan of fairy tales, and I love it when authors take the chance and give them a gay twist, especially if they succeed in their endeavors. Both of these men, while one is only a man half of his life, are drawn to each other for many of the same reasons. Why, now, on this night, does Oliver get shot and wind up at Bastion’s barn? The snowstorm, the vision, the electric reaction when they touch… it’s all part of a bigger picture. Fate. I just love a good love story, and this was a good love story.

I don’t care much for angst, though I understand it’s a necessary secondary character within some stories. But it could have been dialed down a bit in my opinion. And occasionally, the writing seemed to falter and not flow quite as well from chapter to chapter. But overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked the way Oliver had to learn to communicate with Bastion without the ability to speak. How they slowly fell in love with each other, and winded up saving each other in the end. If you are looking for a fast, cute and endearing story with just the right mix of smexy men between the sheets, then give this one a go, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Michigan by Vicktor Alexander

20140801-091646-33406445Title: Michigan
Series: Sevion Brotherhood, Book 2
Author: Vicktor Alexander
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (156 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (July 31st, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Can Michigan and Lucas survive an attack and forge a new bond?

Michigan Sevion is in hell. As a diagnostician at Gelreen Memorial Hospital, he has trained to find solutions and answers to all manner of symptoms and problems, but when it comes to his own life, he finds himself hopelessly adrift. His sufletul pereche, his mate, Lucas Jaxson, was attacked by Razvan, the monstrous vampire, though Razvan looked like Michigan at the time, a week into their bonding process. Now, Lucas shakes and screams every time Michigan gets close and “the thirst” is getting worse.

There’s only one way for Michigan to survive “the thirst” and that is for his bond with Lucas to be severed, completely, and the only way for that to happen is for either him or Lucas to die. Michigan can’t even consider such a thing because he’s already falling in love with his “little chef” but he may not have a choice, because Razvan’s still on the loose and he’s still out for blood.
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=VAMICHIG
ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0276
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: This is a powerful, moving addition to the Sevion Brotherhood series. Michigan Sevion is a sexy vampire who works as a diagnostician at Gelreen Memorial Hospital. His human sufletul pereche, his mate, is the gorgeous Lucas Jaxson, who is a chef that works at a restaurant called O8. After being attacked and assaulted by Razvan, Michigan’s uncle, who had transformed into Michigan to make Lucas think, it was him. Lucas is traumatized by the event and scared of Michigan. Lucas also has an event that happened in his past that is part of his fear.

While Lucas is in the hospital, Michigan’s brother decide to sever the mating bond with Lucas by killing then bringing him back to life to save Michigan from dying. While this is happening, Michigan has a violent run in with Razvan where he informs Michigan of what his brothers are doing. Using his mind link with his twin Jersey, Michigan tells them not to do it. He’s hit with intense pain all of a sudden and is incapacitated and Razvan attacks him. Calling out for help to his twin, his brothers arrive to stop Razvan from killing Michigan.

So much happens in this wonderfully written book. I was heartbroken seeing Lucas struggle coming to terms with what happened to him and trying to get over his understandable fear of his mate Michigan since the attack. Yet happy Lucas and Michigan get together despite the horrible events that take place. Filled with intense action, drama, suspense, and love. Lucas and Michigan set the pages on fire.

I absolutely love this book and series and am looking forward to the next book Washington, where this one ends. Every book leaves me wanting to read more as the story grabs hold and keeps your attention until the very end. Fantastic read. If you’re a paranormal fan, I highly recommend this series.