Knight of Fire by S.J. Frost

71PWOZJWKeL._SL1425_Title: Knight of Fire

Series: Terra 02

Author: S.J. Frost

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novel Plus (299pgs)

ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0232

Publisher: MLR Press (11th April 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Dragon Speaker, Torran, and knight, Karrick, begin a passionate relationship, but when threats to the crown turn to them, they must fight to protect themselves and the kingdom.

Once in the kingdom of Ocassus, humans and dragons shared the lands as allies. That time has passed into legend. But there’s one who wants to see it return.

As a Dragon Speaker, Torran is gifted with the rare ability to understand dragons. He knows dragons aren’t the vicious, mindless creatures many believe them to be and uses his gift to save them. It’s a lonely task. He’s never found a partner who understands him. He doesn’t believe he ever will.

Sir Karrick Brenton is a Knight of the Crown and a man with secrets…one in particular that draws him to Torran. They come from different positions in life, but never has he met anyone he feels more kindred to than Torran.

When Torran is requested to come to the capital city of Dragon’s Landing, both he and Karrick realize their passion for each other. As he seeks to help the king, soon the threats to the crown shift to becoming dangers to him, Karrick, and their friends.

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

Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Torran is a dragon speaker, able to talk to and understand dragons, it’s a gift he cherishes and uses it to aid dragons whenever he can. Karrick is a Knight, a position he worked hard for despite his commoner background, sent on a mission to bring the Dragon Speaker and Gatekeeper to the King, but Karrick has his own secrets to keep. As they try to assist the King Torran, Karrick and their friends uncover a plot against the crown and it is up to the friends and the Ancient One to bring peace to Dragon’s Landing.

This story continues in the world of Terra and picks up not long after Bryson’s and Garrick’s story ended. Torran has a crush on dashing Knight Karrick and finds it is reciprocated when they spend a little time together but carrying out the Kings wishes must come first. The Ancient One, Rordan, has approved the heir to the throne for many generations, but will no longer speak to the current King. Torran has to talk Rordan into approving the current heir, but someone has plans to interfere. While Torran is called for his Dragon Speaker skills, Bryson has been called for his Gatekeeper skills as Cara, another Gatekeeper, is dead and Bryson must find out what happened to her.

Torran, Bryson, Garrett, Aleric, Larkin, Zane and Karrick stick together and support each other as they enter into danger. Torran and Karrick’s relationship is a pretty easy one, there’s no conflict on either side and they don’t doubt each other, the situation they are heading into is a different matter altogether. Karrick has enemies who would love to see him fail and he has a couple of secrets, which would see him killed. Torran has nothing to hide and gets Karrick to open up to him easily. We see the friends working together seamlessly, we learn more about each one, and I can’t wait for their stories.

This really is a great story, which is written beautifully; the world building is wonderful and leaves you with medieval type setting with mystical and legendary creatures. All the characters are wonderful, each and every one down to earth and interesting, whetting your appetite for more about them. The storyline is great with danger and action and dragons, deceit, anger and manipulation and love, hope and happiness.

I recommend this to those who love fantasy, cute dragons, fierce dragons, taking a chance on love, a great storyline, defeating evil and an ending that just leaves you wanting more.

 

The Sergeant by Christa Tomlinson

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Series: N/A
Author: Christa Tomlinson
Genre: BDSM
Length: Novel (585 Pages)
ISBN: 978-0-99603-703-7
Publisher: Torlina Publishing (April 20th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Sergeant Logan Pierce: Head of Houston’s elite SWAT team. He leads his squad with cool efficiency, taking down rough criminals while keeping his team safe. But, behind closed doors, he sets a darker part of himself free. He’s a Dominant in the world of Bondage and Domination. As a Dom, he’s controlled many submissives, but never had one for his own. That’s because there’s only one man he wants: Corporal Clay Foster.

Corporal Clay Foster: Highly trained SWAT officer. He’s always the first one to face the dangerous situations of their job. Over the years, he’d noticed his Sergeant’s secretly admiring glances and suspected his attraction. One night, with one kiss, he’s proven correct. Clay dives headlong into the rough passion of BDSM that Logan introduces him to. He submits to Logan’s control, accepting the sweet shackles that bind him to his Sergeant. But secrets, both his and Logan’s, force him to leave the newfound safety of his Dom’s arms.

Logan refuses to let go of what he’s wanted for so long, Clay as his own, proudly wearing his collar. Clay wants to be his. He knows it and Clay knows it too. Can Logan safely guide Clay through the obstacles that separate them until he can claim his submissive once more?
Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Sergeant-Christa-Tomlinson-ebook/dp/B00JTLAJ9S
Review: When I got this book, I was only looking at the fact that they were part of a SWAT team, and then I realized that it was also about a Dom and Sub. I have read a few that were BDSM but not hard-core, so as I continued to read this I realized that this story was pretty hard-core. At first, I wasn’t too sure, what I would think about it but the more I read the more I enjoyed it. I suppose that if you were into that scene it would come off very real to you. I was quite surprised that I found that I truly loved this book. Although like many books, there were parts that made me want to smack someone.

Logan is a Sergeant for the SWAT team. He is also a Dominate. When he served in the military, he was introduced into it and found that he enjoyed it and that it was what he wanted in his life. Like many men, he has made his mistakes but he has always tried to fix what he has done wrong. He has been Clay’s commanding officer for over three years, and from the moment he seen him he wanted him. He was afraid at first at how Clay would take the news about him. He wanted this man enough to try at first to be a normal lover without revealing his secret but in time, he knew that in his heart he had to be who he was. Clay started accepting it till one night when he freaked out and left ending their relationship. Crushing Logan’s heart was what Logan had feared would happen.

Clay had always wanted Logan, even enough to try out the BDSM stuff. He had been an addict to alcohol after his brother’s death. He had eventually cleaned himself up and joined the military. When he got out of the Navy, he ended up at the SWAT team. He had noticed Logan then and had wanted him from the start. When he got together with Logan it was sweet and tender, then Logan had told him about who he really is. At first, Clay was okay with it, till one night he had ended up in subspace. To him it was a high feeling and he was scared that was going to be just like when he was drunk or high from drugs. He started questioning certain things and ended it with Logan.

I hated what Logan went through when Clay ended it with him. The pain he felt was intense for him, however once he realized why Clay ended it he understood. Clay was afraid of the control Logan used even at work but had not realized that it wasn’t the same type of control. He had called him sir without thinking and he thought that was what Logan had wanted. He didn’t truly understand what BDSM meant in the true sense. With the help of friends, he started learning more about the lifestyle. Now all he had to do is make up his mind or completely end it with the man he loved.

I was amazed with this story and how the lifestyle really does come out. How some people love to control in the bedroom and some even outside of the bedroom. Also, how some people need to give up control completely. I was glad that at the ending Clay realizes Logan loves him more than life itself. He also realized that he loved Logan the same way. The sex between them is so hot that it had me turning up the air conditioner. I can guarantee that if you love hot and sexy men, SWAT team members, the BDSM scene with a lot of excitement then this book is one that you will want.

Curiosity Killed Shaney by J.C. Wallace

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Series: N/A
Author: J.C. Wallace
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (238 pages)
Publisher: The Rooster & The Pig Publishing (March 14, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Shaney’s curiosity is always getting him into trouble, including stumbling into a ritualistic circle and being imbued with an energy that will eventually tear him apart. He soon finds out that Hudson, a man he cares for deeply, might be responsible for his misfortune. Add in the betrayal by his best friend Todd and the desire of a demented occultist named Silas to control the energy inside of him and there seems to be no way out. Can Shaney find a way to rid his body of the nefarious energy before he dies a horrible death?

Product Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-curiositykilledshaney-1449689-149.html

Shorty’s Review: When I first started reading this book, I didn’t know what to expect, as I didn’t read the description of the book first. I was sucked into the story from the start. Shaney was just so sweet, and Hudson was just hot.

I couldn’t hardly put the book down to eat or sleep. Very riveting plot, characters, details, etc, etc. How JC managed to mix Romantic Comedy with Horror, I don’t know, but he did an excellent job. I certainly hope J.C. Wallace writes more books to this one as I will most certainly buy them. It was the best story I’ve read in a while. Never read anything like it before. Wonderfully written.

I would recommend this to everyone. Awesome job J.C. Wallace!!! 🙂

Pixie’s Review: Oh Shaney, how you actually managed to live to be nineteen is a mystery. With disaster following close on your heels, every day is a new adventure as your curiosity gets the better of you. Shaney really is a disaster waiting to happen and the first time he meets Hudson he ends up in the emergency room and then throws up all over the sexy carpenter’s feet. Now Shaney will have to work closely with Hudson (community service hours… Shane’s curiosity struck again) but it leads to Shaney stumbling across a ritualistic circle that will change Shaney’s life forever. As Shaney struggles with what happened, his best friend Todd tries to help but Shaney thinks he was betrayed (well, being kidnapped and drugged does that to a guy), and he discovers Hudson knows more than he let on.

Well this is truly a wild ride as things come to a head and Shaney, Todd, Hudson, Caleb and Max have to fight the mad occultist (Silas) who started the events 20 years before. This really is a great story with brilliant characters, the writing flows smoothly and you never lose track of what is happening. We discover that while Shaney’s curiosity is a natural occurrence some of the outcomes were caused by something else altogether, something that will have huge repercussions if Shaney doesn’t learn to harness it. Hudson and Shaney’s relationship has some very rocky moments but their feelings for each other are true. Todd, Caleb, and Max are great supporting characters who each play a great part in this story; they have you wondering at times… just whose side are they on?

I thought this story was brilliant, we have quirky Shaney who ends up having some major family drama and we have steady Hudson who has spent his time trying to stay away from the occult but gets dragged in anyway, then we have the supporting cast who are a hodgepodge of men who make this story zing. This story is well written and it holds your attention right from the start with the antics of Shaney and friends and it is filled with a great blend of humor and paranormal, there’s action and danger, some betrayal and twists, a deep seated secret and a rocky romance… what more could we ask for? Hmmm, maybe there could be a hint for a future story for two of the supporting characters, I hope so!

I recommend this to those who love a great paranormal story that has humor laced throughout, a hot relationship that has plenty of ups and downs, fantastic supporting characters and great storyline and a brilliant ending.

 

A Hunted Man by Jaime Reese Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway & Review!

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Hiya guys, today we have Jaime Reese and her newest release A Hunted Man, there’s two excerpts, a giveaway and Thommie’s great review (which has me wanting this book) so get to reading this post and remember to click that Rafflecopter link 😉 ❤ ~Pixie~

Synopsis

After surviving ten years in prison, Cameron Pierce is attempting to put the past behind him. He tries to adjust to his newfound freedom with a place at the halfway house and a job. But one lesson he learned in prison keeps him guarded: hope is a dangerous thing.

Hunter Donovan, Assistant State Attorney, is a man of justice who loves a challenge. After a lifetime of putting his career first, a milestone brings him to a harsh realization—he’s lonely.

Hunter’s world changes when he meets Cam. The wary young man intrigues him and awakens a desire unlike anything he’s ever experienced. When Cam’s past resurfaces and threatens to rip them apart, their budding relationship is challenged and Cam’s hope for a future begins to dim.

These outside forces hunting Cam will stop at nothing to send him back to prison. But they’ll have to get past Hunter first.

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