Body Magic by Poppy Dennison ~ Audiobook

BodyMagicAudLGTitle: Body Magic
Series: Triad book #2
Author: Poppy Dennison
Narrator: Robert G Davis
Genre: Paranormal/Shifter Romance
Length: 6 hours 29 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (02-06-14)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Sequel to Mind Magic
A pack is only as strong as its weakest member. Rocky Harris knows how the system works. He’s been on the bottom rung his whole life. But when his alpha consigns him to the High Moon Pack to help them improve security, he finds his beliefs not just challenged but also outright assaulted.

Cade Montgomery’s confidence took a hit when the pack’s cubs were kidnapped on his watch. He’s prepared to do anything to protect his family, even if it means working with Rocky. Maybe Cade doesn’t trust Rocky, but with the turmoil surrounding pack Alpha Gray’s unpopular decision to break tradition and mate with a mage named Simon, Cade knows more threats are coming.

Then someone declares war on shifters and puts the entire pack in danger. Cade and Rocky will need each other’s strengths to survive the impending battle—and the power of their growing attraction.

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Dreamspinner: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4800
Review: Cade Montgomery is strong, fierce and loyal to his best friend Gray, alpha of their pack. The big man is still angry with himself for the kidnapping of the cubs while he was supposed to be guarding them. Now they have an IT specialist on loan from another pack to help beef up their security and Cade hasn’t trusted the wolf much from the start. The two have butted heads, but there is something about the lithe, smaller wolf that captures Cade’s attention.

Rocky Harris is an Omega and a spy. His pack alpha sent him to High Moon Pack under the guise of helping them with their systems and security so that he could gain knowledge for a possible takeover. Rocky’s pack still believes in the vastly outdated ways of not mixing magics or species and believes Gray’s mating with Simon should not be tolerated. Rocky struggles with the love and acceptance he sees and feels with Cade and this pack, but his mind is muddled with what he’s been taught and told his entire life. Well that, and his attraction to the seemingly dominate wolf Cade, who is actually quite submissive to Rocky’s intentions.

All the while Cade and Rocky dance around each other, Simon is still learning to deal with his newfound family and powers with the impending visit from the Council looming over them as well. Simon is fearful that the Council will reject his, Gray’s mating, and he’ll lose the man he loves, and a wolf pack he has grown to love. Rocky is growing roots within the pack as well, but an Omega is sensitive to his own Alpha’s commands, and his alpha wants to take over this pack. Will Rocky stand fast behind the archaic beliefs of his own pack? Or will he open himself to the possibility of a life here with Cade, open and accepting even if he is an Omega?

The author and the narrator kept the steady and intense flow going from book one over into book two. These stories flow so well and even though the world is rooted in the paranormal, there is a reality to the mix matched family of Wolves, Mages and Vampires that adds a personality to the stories that really interests me. I love the ever-evolving relationship between Simon and Gray and that they remain the foundation of the books even when they aren’t the main focus. Simon and Rocky both struggle a lot in this particular installment and show a lot of personal growth. As I said in my review for Mind Magic, this really is a must read series for fans of the paranormal and shifter stories.

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An Indoctrinated Man by Lavinia Lewis

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Series: The Desert Sanctuary, Book Two
Author: Lavinia Lewis
Genre: Paranormal/ Wereshifters
Length: Novella (103 Pages)
ISBN: 978-0-85715-687-7
Publisher: Totally Bound (April 24th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: How can wolf shifter Erik Masters form a relationship with his mate, Clark Perry, when Clark’s trust issues are even more deeply rooted than Erik’s?

Wolf shifter Erik Masters has had a lot of sleepless nights since he visited the illegal compound in New Mexico that houses scores of newly made wolves. The atrocities he witnessed on site have been weighing heavily on his mind. When he learns that another convoy of these shifters will shortly be arriving at the sanctuary, his anger and sense of hopelessness increases. Worse still is the news of a recent discovery―some of the shifters have come from a different compound, but its location is yet unknown.

When special ops leader Jace Bryson commands Erik to befriend one of the new shifters so that they may discover the new compound’s whereabouts, Erik’s reaction is one of disbelief. Horrific events in his past have left him feeling bitter and jaded. He doesn’t trust strangers and is far more at ease in his own company. When he discovers that Clark, the shifter he’s been assigned to, is his mate, Erik’s problems have only just begun. Clark Perry is far from an average shifter, made or otherwise. It appears his trust issues are more deeply rooted than Erik’s and Clark might just have an agenda of his own.

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/an-indoctrinated-man

Review: This book is best read in sequence, as it is part of a series, but can be read as a standalone. However if it was me I would read in order so that you can get a better feel for the characters. Erik had some problems being around others, but when his boss and friend Jace ask him to befriend another shifter, he agrees. Jace needed to know where the other base full of shifters was at so they could go in and rescue them. The problem was on the last rescue mission, it had made Erik not only sick but also angry. When he finds out that the shifter he is to befriend is his mate he flips out.

Clark was a made shifter, not from a bite like Jace’s mate but from scientist. He was a special ops military soldier and he thought that by becoming a shifter would help his abilities. He was warned by his superiors that Jace’s group would tell him lies and try to change his mind. He knew to go in and get the information needed, but he wasn’t expecting a mate to be there.

When he finally decided that, he did want Erik he had decided that he didn’t want to do his job anymore. He wanted his mate. Coming out however might be the hardest thing he has done, fearing his mates reaction he knew he had to do the right thing.

This series gets even better. It has amazing characters who have gone through hell and find away to overcome all of their pain and fears. You can’t help but fall in love with them. You will feel the pain that Erik felt when his family was killed. You will also feel the fears that Clark had when he thought he would lose his mate forever for his deception. I would recommend this book to everyone who loves the paranormal worlds, sexy men, danger, and excitement. This book has all of that and so much more. I can’t wait to read more from Lavinia.

In Sickness and In Health by Sean Michael

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Series: A Jarhead Story
Author: Sean Michael
Genre:  Erotic Romance/Contemporary
Length: Novella (80 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61040-747-2
Publisher: Torquere Books (April 29th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: The Jarheads back in a new adventure–a journey through sickness and health with Rock, Rig, and Dick, who stand by their man, come what may, no matter what they come down with. Colds and flu are no match for the Jarheads, who know that cold medicine’s great in its place, but the one sure cure for what ails them is good old sexual healing

Purchase Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4178

Review: This is one of the Jarhead stories and they should be read in order. It would be easier to figure out who everyone is. It is a delightful story with lots of sex. It involves three very hot and sexy men.

Dick and Rock are two very hot marines and Rig is one sexy doctor. You can tell with the first paragraph exactly what type of story this is. Majorly hot is just one word for it.

Rig comes home to find his two hot and sexy men sick with the flu. After working hard at the hospital with sick patients, he comes home to take care of his very sexy men. He is really good at taking care of them, but what happens when the doc himself gets sick. As most of you know doc’s make the worst patients. This book shows how three men love one another and take care of each other. They show that they would do anything to keep each other safe and happy.

It is a pretty good book and I love the humorous parts to it. However, there wasn’t really much of a story line other than the fact that they stand by each other when they get sick. It shows how three men can make a true relationship work. It also has its kinky factor that always makes for an interesting twist.

An Improbable Wolf by Lavinia Lewis

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Series: The Desert Sanctuary Series, Book One

Author: Lavinia Lewis

Genre: Paranormal/ Wereshifters

Length: Novella (101 Pages)

ISBN: 978-1-78184-144-0

Publisher: Totally Bound (December 2nd, 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Can werewolf Jace Bryson find and capture the wolf that attacked his mate before he finds Deacon and finishes the job?
When wolf Jace Bryson—leader of the special ops task force in the Sanctuary—hears there has been another wolf attack in Las Vegas, he quickly assembles two teams to investigate. Upon arrival, he discovers that wolf Deacon Fairchild, the victim of the latest attack, is his mate. Even more surprising is the fact that Deacon used to be human…

Humans afraid of catching ‘the wolf virus’ have hunted shifters almost to the brink of extinction, but they have been mistaken. Werewolves are not made—they are only born…until Deacon.

When a human is murdered, Jace must find the wolf responsible and stop him, before people become aware of the wolf’s ability and rage a war upon the shifters in the Sanctuary that could mean the end of the life they have become accustomed to.

Jace’s problems become exacerbated when he discovers the attack on his mate was anything but random. It was personal and the culprit is only getting started. Will Jace find the wolf responsible in time to save his mate’s life?

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/an-improbable-wolf

Review: This is book one in the Desert Sanctuary series and they should be read in order. It makes everyone easier to figure out. I actually had to read this book twice, it was that good. It was missing bits and pieces here and there but other those minor fractions it is an awesome book. I love how Lavinia spins a tell that will have you dreaming about it later. You can close your eyes and just see everything going down the way it is told. Jace Bryson is the leader of the special ops task force in the Sanctuary. They protect not only their werewolves selves but also the humans from attacks from rogues. Werewolves are not mad, they are only born, or at least that was the way it uses to be. Till he hears, there has been another wolf attack in Las Vegas. He quickly assembles two teams to investigate. What he finds is not only his mate who was at one time human that is when he was brought in to the hospital, but he leaves as a werewolf.

Deacon is one among many that were attacked he just happens to be the one that turned a belief all the way around. He was attacked by a rogue and then the next thing he knows he is a werewolf and mated to the leader of the special ops task force sent out to protect everyone. He is lost especially when he is brought back to Sanctuary. He is afraid of what happens now that he is a werewolf. However, there is the one that attacked him coming at him full force. There are many factors at risk now. The rogue that attacked him, kills another human and is focused on him. Jace realizes that he has to do everything in his powers to protect not only his mate but also his people. With the fear already out there, many of the hunters have taken out a lot of the werewolf population and now this death could start a war.

I loved this story. There are twists and turns with it. It will catch your attention from the start and keep it all the way to the end. It did mine and I had to read it twice. I love the surprise that Deacon finds when he wakes up to not only the werewolf part but also his mating. He also finds out that he has such strength and power coming from him. If you love paranormals, werewolves, fights, death, danger, and excitement then you will love this book. Not only that but it has two very sexy men and the love they have for each other will make your breath stop. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

The Bigger They Come by Ari McKay

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Series: Herc’s Merc’s, Book 1
Author: Ari McKay
Genre: Suspense/Contemporary/ Drama
Length: Novella (130 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61040-675-8
Publisher: Torquere Press (April 2nd, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Cade “Hercules” Thornton is an ex-Marine and soldier of fortune; now he’s the owner of Hercules Security, which provides the best bodyguards in the business. After his leg was crushed and reconstructed, Cade doesn’t do fieldwork anymore – until a challenge is issued to him by wealthy Kate Morgan, who wants her “bookish” grandson protected from a stalker. She insists on having the very best bodyguard available, and that is Cade himself.

But there is nothing laid back or bookish about Dr. Jude Morgan. Having lived under the thumb of his grandmother his entire life, Jude is insistent that he doesn’t need a babysitter. Sparks fly when Cade tries to insinuate himself into Jude’s life, and Cade knocks Jude on his ass – literally.

Yet the danger to Jude is real, and Cade is the only thing standing between him and an increasingly more terrifying stalker. Cade’s protective feelings for his client become something more, while Jude begins to realize that his brawny, neo-Viking protector is a man unlike anyone he’s ever known. Yet as Cade and Jude grow closer, so does the danger.

Cade will stop at nothing to protect Jude, but Jude’s stalker is determined to get his man – even if he has to kill Cade Thornton to do it.

Purchase Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4161

Review: I am amazed by the gifts that many people have to tell you a story. Ari is one of those gifted authors. She gives you an amazing story with incredible characters that you can believe in. This story was amazing. I love the fact that a man gave everything to his country and was still willing to give his life to protect someone he loves. Although when he took the job, it sure wasn’t because of love. Cade was an ex-marine and mercenary till he saved a fellow marine from getting hit by a car, but got himself injured. His leg had been crushed and reconstructed so now he he’s the owner of Hercules Security, which provides the best bodyguards in the business.

Cade doesn’t do fieldwork anymore – until a challenge is issued to him by wealthy Kate Morgan, who wants her “bookish” grandson protected from a stalker. She insists on having the very best bodyguard available, and that is Cade himself. He was expecting this nerdy looking geek but what he got took his breath away. Although his first contact with Jude did not go so well. He had punched the man in the face when Jude made the mistake of calling him a coward. Once Jude apologized, he realized that everything that was happening was in fact dangerous. Jude’s ex-boyfriend was a psycho and dangerous, Jude was a pain in the ass, and Cade was falling for him.

Jude had always felt that everyone in his life was trying to control him and to suffocate him. He wanted to do everything on his own, but when he made the mistake of calling Cade a coward, was when he felt like he was at the lowest point in life. He was terrified of what was happening, terrified of the man standing in front of him would be hurt because of him. He knew that Cade would give his life to protect him and that might just be the worst feeling ever. However what he felt for Cade that was growing stronger each day made him jump for joy and cheer. Now all they had to do was get past the dangers and past the manipulating grandmother. She proves to be even more manipulative than once expected.

This is one amazing book and I definitely can’t wait to get my hands on the next one in this series. It should prove to be one heck of a great fine for my library. If you love hot and sexy men, tender moments, spicy conflict, military men, mercenaries, bodyguards and a bit of danger than this is a book that you will want to read. It caught my attention from the first sentence and kept it all the way to the end. This book will give you what you are looking for I can guarantee it. You will love it just like I do.

Coaxing His Skittish Lynx by Charlie Richards

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Series: A Paranormal’s Love, Book 7
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifters
Length: Novella (122 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-77111-926-9
Publisher: Extasy Books (April 21st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Into the paranormal world: Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.

For the last twenty-five years, Roland’s Iberian lynx had been used as an attraction in curiosity shows. One night, strangers take him away. Upon waking, he’s disoriented and scared…until he recognizes the scent of his old friend, Vane. Separated when Roland was sold and Vane wasn’t, Vane had since been rescued, and now offers the same freedom to Roland.

With the force of Vane’s entire gargoyle clutch behind him, Roland finally feels like he can make a new start. Except, one of the gargoyles claims that they are mates, but Roland can’t sense it, revealing a secret he never wanted exposed.

Tobias is thrilled to discover that Roland is his mate until the lynx shifter denies their bond. When the pretty shifter declares he can’t bond with anyone—and Tobias learns the life-changing reason why—Tobias vows that it doesn’t matter to him. He’ll stand by and care for his mate through any difficulty. His devotion is quickly called into question when dangers from Roland’s past forces Tobias to spend time guaranteeing his mate’s safety instead of spending time with Roland. Can Tobias prove to his mate that he truly wants him and doesn’t consider Roland just another duty?

Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/coaxing-his-skittish-lynx/

Review: This is part of a series and they should be read in order. I have always loved Charlie’s stories. She gives you a story that you will not only fall in love with but also want to hear more of them. The characters she gives you are compassionate, loving, and gentle although they have a temper no one would want to mess with. They are also very protective with their mates.

Roland had been a prisoner for over twenty-five years. He was in his Iberian lynx form shown off as if he was a pet. When he was taken at the age of fifteen the people who had him had castrated him. He was terrified and felt ashamed for what had happened to him. It was a time where he had met a gargoyle by the name of Vance. When Vance had been rescued, he had lost his memory, but once he got it back, he sent out help to rescue the young lynx. When he was brought to the clutch of the gargoyles, he found his mate. Although he didn’t know it at the time, because of what had happened to him his body was still like a child. He didn’t recognize the mating bond. But he knew that he wanted to be with Tobias.

Tobias knew right off the bat that Roland was his mate, and at first, he didn’t understand why Roland didn’t realize it. However once he was told what had happened to his mate, he knew he had to be extra careful and tenderer with him. He wanted his mate though. He knew that he was falling in love with him. When danger showed up, his molting happened knowing that his mate was in trouble. He would do anything and everything in his powers to save his mate and keep him safe.

You can feel the love that everyone has for their mates. I wished that human’s had that ability. It would be amazing to have someone care for you so deeply. I loved this story and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this series. Charlie has a wonderful gift and I am so glad to have her books in my library. If you love the paranormal worlds, two hot and sexy men, shifters and gargoyle’s, danger and excitement you will love this books. It offers all of that and so much more.

Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf by Marcy Jacks

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Series: The Pregnant Mates, Book 10
Author: Marcy Jacks
Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifter/ Werewolf/ Vampires
Length: Novella (106 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62741-588-0
Publisher: Siren Publishing (April 5th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Hilarius “Hil,” a former vampire slave, is lonely for a mate. He thinks he’s found the perfect man in Ryland Hayes, a cute and sweet human, who takes an interest in him. When he discovers that Ryland is an assassin for the vampires, all bets are off.

As a vampire’s slave, Ryland doesn’t have a choice in the things he does, especially if he wants his father’s medical bills paid. He thought Hil was a normal, sexy as hell human. He had no idea Hil was an alpha wolf. Now, Ryland’s mission is to keep Hil alive, even if it means breaking his contract, and losing Hil’s love forever.

A pregnancy was the last thing that was supposed to happen. Though Ryland is sure Hil is only keeping him alive for the sake of the pup he carries, he can’t help the hunger he feels for Hil. Ryland yearns for the touch of his best friend and lover one more time.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/little-red-and-the-big-bad-wolf

Review: This is book ten in this series and they should be read in order. It makes it easier to keep the characters straight. I loved this series and this book is no different. Marcy always gives me characters that show their strengths and weaknesses. You cannot help but fall in love with them.

Ryland had sold twenty years of his life to the vampires to keep his father alive. He started out as a feeder and a sex slave, but when the vampires realized, they kept the werewolf hoping they would turned him into an assassin. It was not something he wanted to do, but he would do anything to save his father. What he had not expected was when he went after his target, the man he was talking to on the computer and the phone was also a werewolf.

At the time he went after the alpha, he had noticed the other man but not realized who it was. He had a hot date with Hil, and had not realized that Hil was the other werewolf that he had taken a shot at. It wasn’t until after sex when he couldn’t help but not only see Hil’s fangs and claws but that there was a knot connecting them both. He had ended it right then and there and kicked Hil out of his home, but not out of his heart. He couldn’t stop thinking about him. So when the vampires wanted the alpha killed he knew that he had to protect them.He would do anything to protect the man he had fallen in love with even if it had meant his life.

Hil realized that this was the assassin everyone was talking about, angry did not overcome the love he felt for Ryland. Nor the fact that his mate was pregnant with his pup. They had many differences to overcome but with the love these two men had, they could win this war.
I love a book that is not only paranormal but a romance story. When you add in danger that makes it even more exciting to read. I would recommend reading this book, because once you pick it up you won’t be able to put it down. It caught my attention from the very start and kept it all the way to the end. I cannot wait to read book eleven.

In Trouble with Angels by Felicitas Ivey

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Author: Felicitas Ivey
Genre: Holiday/Paranormal/Angels and Demons/Humor
Length: Short (40 pages)
ISBN: 9781627987561
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 3rd, 2014)
Heat level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Eric
Blurb: With the increasing commercialization of Valentine’s Day in the 1950s, the Pagan deities of Love, led by Eros, gather to make sure everything runs smoothly. Shy, quiet angel Shateiel offers help, and Eros is quite taken with the cute angel, though he keeps his lust to himself. When the higher-level angels discover Shateiel’s little rebellious streak and how he’s been spending his time, they intervene to keep him from falling from grace. Now, Eros may wish he’d admitted his feeling before it was too late.
Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4672
Review: This book was downright amazing. I found it so fresh to read of angels and demons, and goddesses and gods of love. The book held such a fun ring to it. The freshness of the story had me curious and kept me that way until the story ended. I found the character Eros to be downright fun. He had a way about him that kept me interested and curious how he handled things.

The characters were great and unique. The plot was addicting. And when it finished I wished it hadn’t. I wanted to read so much more about it. This author truly does have the gift to write great books. I look forward to seeing what Felicitas Ivey comes up with next.

Her work is downright superb. Highly recommended.

Tournament of Shadows by S.A. Meade

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Author: S. A. Meade
Genre: Historical (1842)
Length: Novel (209 pages)
ISBN: 1781847533
Publisher: Totally Bound Books (March 21st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Kit
Blurb: In 1842, Captain Gabriel O’Riordan of the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars is sent on a mission to Bukhara. His task—to try to free two of his compatriots from the clutches of a mentally unstable Emir. On his way, he encounters Valentin Yakolev, an officer in the Russian Army, who is also on a mission—to persuade the Emir that an alliance with Russia would be in his best interests. Gabriel, disguised as a holy man, is not happy to be the object of Yakolev’s intense scrutiny. After all, he’s working for the opposing team in the Great Game being played between their two nations. When Gabriel realises that his mission is little more than a forlorn hope, a game he has no chance of winning, he’s desperate enough to turn to Valentin to help and offer him anything in return. What he doesn’t expect is to have his plans to return to Calcutta scuppered by events.

Instead, he and Valentin flee north, fighting off bandits, their desire for each other and the hardship of desert travel. Their travails bring them closer together until a secret from Valentin’s past tears them apart.

Can they set the past behind them and move on together?
Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/tournament-of-shadows
Review: Captain Gabriel O’Riordan and Valentin Yakolev meet on the dusty road to a citadel in a Moslem Middle Eastern land. The British operative, disguised as a holy scholar, notices the Russian’s interest in him and wonders at it, whether it is the interest of another clandestine diplomatic operative or something more personal, more intimate. Forced to be wary, Gabriel nevertheless must trust Valentin if he wants to free the British diplomats in the Emir’s dungeon. The two men have at least one thing in common: they are each weary of their clandestine espionage work. This most recent assignment turns out to take a hefty toll on them, especially Valentin who has spent a horrendous time in a deep hole with rats and scorpions. They connect as men who love men, but since Gabriel suspects the Russian of having a hand in an incident in Kabul where Gabriel’s friends suffered and were killed, even as they travel north through Russia he cannot let himself the trust the troubled man.

This is a fairly simple story with individualistic characters that suffers somewhat from not knowing if it is intrigue or romance. This would not be a problem if well blended, but as the steady, even relentless action just fizzles out as they start up the river to the north, the change from adventure to conflicts of the heart is a bit jarring. Along with some minor continuity issues, the result is an uneven tale. The meaning of the book’s title utterly baffles me.

However for the simple escapism of a couple dashing heroes getting it on in service to king – or czar – and country and the fluid writing and depth of characterization, it is certainly worth a read.

Frenchman’s Cowboy by W.M. Kirkland

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Series: A 1 Night Stand Story

Author: W.M. Kirkland

Genre: Contemporary/Western/Interracial

Length: Short (30 pages)

ISBN: B00IYSHZ8U

Publisher: Decadent Publishing (March 11th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: After a fling with a professional polo player and model on the set of a reality show, rodeo rider Dustin Gerke wants to let go of his regrets and get back in the saddle—romantically and professionally. Determined to wash the Frenchman out of his mind, he schedules a 1Night Stand…

Unable to forget his affair with bronc rider Dustin, Pierre Anthony Archumbault III has cut back on his schedule to follow the rodeo circuit…and the cowboy he hasn’t gotten over. Signing up for a 1Night Stand he hopes for a fresh chance at a new romance…

What neither of these former lovers expected was each other, but they have one night to lasso their dreams

Purchase Link: http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=919&osCsid=m65j42svnml5vt83hki5upoe86

Review: These One Night Stand books are fast fun and sexy reads. They center on people (mostly wealthy ones who can afford this service) that contact Madame Eve for a one-night stand.

Dustin is a rodeo star getting close to retiring and trying to decide what to do with his life afterwards. He had a stint on a reality show where he had met a handsome Frenchman and had a short affair with him that deep down he wishes he had more time with the man. He has no time in his schedule for relationships and has an itch that needed scratched so he called up the Madame for one of her infamous One Night Stands.

Tony is a rich Polo player/ model, he found that he couldn’t get the rugged cowboy he had the affair with out of his mind. He knew what he wanted but it had slipped through his fingers so he called up Madame Eve for a One Night Stand.

Sounds intriguing huh? It is. I liked both men. The story is a bit easy to predict but sometimes those are just what you need. A fast, exciting, sexy read. This definitely feels that need. I would have liked more about their past affair but this is a very short story and I did get enough backstory to understand the story. I will say id love this in a full book.

If you like, underwear models, rich men, rodeo stars, hot mansex, short, fast paced stories and a satisfying ending this is for you. Did I mention the hot cowboy?

Dance by Teodora Kostova

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Author: Teodora Kostova

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: Novel, (291 pages)

ISBN: 978-1497407251

Publisher: Self Published (March 31st 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Tams

Blurb:Jared Hartley is happy. He has a starring role in a popular West End musical, great friends, adoring fans and his own flat in Central London. A relationship is not something he has ever really wanted. Making big plans for the future is not in his nature – Jared is content with his single status and enjoying all the benefits of that lifestyle.
He doesn’t even realise something is missing in his life.
Until he meets Fenix.

Fenix Bergman has a dream – to perform on Broadway. When he gets offered the lead role in Poison – a new musical based in London, he accepts, immediately recognising the huge potential of the show.

Fenix thinks he has his life completely figured out – he will move to London, help Poison become the new West End hit and bide his time until Broadway comes knocking on his door. He has never wished for anything else but proving to himself and the world that he is a performer worthy of the biggest theatre stage.
Until he meets Jared.

Jared and Fenix’s lives collide and they fill each other’s missing pieces. Neither of them expects to feel so much, so fast for the other.

Neither of them expects to need someone so badly when love hasn’t even been in their plans.

But when Fenix’s star becomes too bright for London, will the dream he’s chased all his life ruin the dream he’s holding in his hands?

Will he survive getting everything he’s ever wanted?

Will Jared?

*explicit sexual content, graphic language and adult themes. Recommended for readers 18+ only*

Purchase Link: US: http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Teodora-Kostova-ebook/dp/B00J72UJHG 

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dance-Teodora-Kostova-ebook/dp/B00J72UJHG 

Review: Fenix Bergman is an astounding dancer and the lead of the play Poison. All he has ever dreamed of was to be on Broadway, dancing is in his blood. It should be as his mother was a prima ballerina in her time, before an injury took her away from the stage. Now Poison is a huge success and is moving to the main stage in London. It’s not Broadway, but it’s a close second. He’s taken aback when he learns he has to share a dressing room with fellow stage actor, Jared Hartley, but his hesitation soon takes a back seat to their mutual attraction.

Jared Hartly has been perfectly happy in his singularity. He has a successful career as an accomplished stage performer in his own right and he owns his own flat. From the moment he finds Fenix in his dressing room he’s smitten with the lithe, blonde dancer and soon he claims Fenix as his own. The two go from 0-60 loving each other, moving in together, the works in about a weeks time. They say when you know, you just know, right? But just as these two start to get a grip on all the negativity that comes with their whirlwind courtship, Fenix gets a call he never thought he’d get, a call that could tear the ground right out from under Jared.

Jared wants Fenix to stay with him in London, after all, Fenix did tell him he loved him and wanted to spend their lives together. But it’s Broadway, how can Fenix walk away from what he’s worked for his entire life? He begs Jared to go with him, but Jared’s life is in London. More than anything they both want to stay together, the words they’ve spoken were sincere. But neither man wants to give up their dreams, nor does either of them want the other one to. At an impasse, what decision will Fenix make, and what will the backlash of his decision be.

This is not Kostova’s first novel, but it is her first flight into the M/M genre. The storyline and characters were very well rounded for a debut. There is even a lovely little twist in there that could prove for something very intriguing in a future story, if Kostova so decides to write it. The epilogue is fantastic, we get to see exactly where both of these sexy men are years down the road. Are they together? Well, you’ll have to read the story for yourself to answer that question! And I definitely recommend that you do!!