Total Immersion by Ellis Carrington (Mended Daily Dose) Interview, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey guys today’s Dreamspinner Daily Dose is Total Immersion by Ellis Carrington and it is a cute story that you don’t want to miss, we have an interview with Ellis and of course the chance to win a copy of Total Immersion by leaving a comment, and don’t forget that all important Rafflecopter link where you could win the entire Mended collection! Good luck guys ❤ ~Pixie~

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Life comes with a bit of hurt, but luckily for these men, it also comes with the right amount of comfort to mend their breaks, both of the body and the heart. From facing deranged exes to economic trials, the men in these tales have faced trial by fire–or in some cases water–for the right to love and live. Step into their shoes as they rebuild their family after a gutting betrayal or traverse the stars with an unexpected partner. The Mended Daily Dose package delivers stories about all kinds of second chances built on love. 

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Bulletproof by Mary Calmes ~ Audiobook

BulletproofAUDlgTitle: Bulletproof
Series: Matter of Time book #5
Author: Mary Calmes
Narrator: Jeff Gelder
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 7 hours and 5 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (02-01-13)
Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Jory Harcourt doesn’t have to go looking for trouble. Wherever he goes, it seems to find him particularly when his partner, Sam Kage, is working undercover on a federal task force.

After the recession forces him to close his business, Jory goes to work as a match-maker and event planner. From there, it’s only a matter of time before his big mouth and up-front attitude make him the rope in a tug-of-war between a trust fund baby and a drug-smuggling criminal. Then, as if that situation weren’t delicate enough, Jory’s undercover lover shows up working for the smuggler.
Between the men who want him and the men who just want him dead, Chicago is getting a little crowded for Jory, so on the advice of his brother, his boyfriend, and the FBI task force, he heads for Hawaii… where a serious accident threatens his quality of life. Can Sam and Jory keep the faith and prove that their relationship really is bulletproof?

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3578
Review: Let me start by saying this is my favorite M/M series. Mary Calmes has created the two most visual characters I’ve ever read with Sam and Jory. Polar opposites that bring out the best and the worst in each other. I listened to volume 1 & 2 (which is actually books 1-4) and HAD to know what happened next. So I purchased the kindle books for Bulletproof and But for You. Now, the first books were narrated by Paul Morey, best narrator available in my opinion. Bulletproof was taken over by Jeff Gelder, worst narrator available in my opinion. So, I am reviewing the audio version here, and sadly, Gelder will lower my rating. But story, writing and characters… Best series available in the M/M genre to date!

Jory and Sam are separated again. Sam has gotten a promotion to US Marshall and gone undercover to try to bring down a drug kingpin. The economy hit a little hard and Jory and Dillon had to close their design firm, so he’s been working with another firm in the interim. Of course, his knack for getting into trouble hasn’t changed so at a party he saves a young man from being thrown over the railing, the young man just happens to be the little brother of drug king pin Christo Liron. The same drug king pin that Sam has infiltrated undercover. Can you say awkward?! Especially when Christo sets his eyes on Jory.
If there is one thing Jory is good at, aside from his innate ability to find trouble around every corner, it’s aggravating Sam to no end. And Jory spending time with a psycho drug lord definitely raises Sam’s hackles. Long story short, there is only one man for Jory and that is Sam. Christo doesn’t take rejection well, and in an effort to remove Jory from the situation until the sting operation can bring Christo in… Sam and Dane convince Jory to take a little vacation to Hawaii. And yes, in fact, Jory can find trouble in the most beautiful place in the world! In his defense, this time a hit is put out on him, but still.
An ex boyfriend, an unwanted suitor, an inability to swim and chew gum at the same time, and a couple of pesky killers make for an interesting vacation. We get to see a lot of Jory without Sam in this instalment as he navigates his way through the separation anxiety and the continued threat around every corner. Must be Thursday! But then Sam’s life is put in danger, and Jory makes a split second decision that could cost him everything.
I loved how Calmes managed to work a little ‘angry sex’ into the mix though, when Jory and Sam ran into each other in the club while Sam was still undercover. And the declaration Sam makes when he thinks Jory is sleeping, about exactly when he knew Jory was his, Le Sigh. The way these two characters compliment and complete each other while trying not to kill each other, or be killed, is equal parts astonishing and hilarious. And the sex is hot enough to peel paint!
I loved everything about this, except the narration. Gelder simply read through the story and at a rush at times, with no change in nuance or tone from one character to another. This isn’t the first book I’ve listened to that Gelder narrated, but it will be the last. Sorry, but he just ruins the story. So I will still recommend this book, this series, ANY Mary Calmes book because I have yet to find one I didn’t like. But I’d pass on the audible copy and make the time to read it.
** I received a copy of this audio book from Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews **
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Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Rae Brewer

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Series: Panthera Agency Book 2
Author: Rae Brewer
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Shapeshifter
Length: Novella (103 Pages)

ISBN: B00H7LERMW
Publisher: JK Publishing (December 8th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: In book two of the Panthera Agency: Felix is one of the operatives with the Panthera Agency. While working a case pertaining to missing college-aged shifters, he comes across evidence that has him shocked. Just when he thinks he has a handle on what is taking place, he finds the kidnapper has escalated, leaving a young wolf shifter dead.

The FBI’s involvement not only is a welcoming aspect to the case but for Felix it brings in a life changing factor—a rare tiger shifter—his mate. The two of them cross the country tracking down the one responsible for the death of a shifter and the abduction of so many others. All the while trying to build a relationship in the mist everything going on.

When answers are found by the men who work at the Panthera Agency, they find those answers come at a cost? Join the men as a pair finds their forever while another realizes that sometimes love isn’t enough.

Purchase Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/386370

Review: This is book two in this series and they should be read in order. It is a pretty amazing story. I love the way it was told and the characters are awesome. I loved this book just as much book one. Felix is an operative with the Panthera Agency. They are searching for shifters that have been abducted. He has seen a lot of things in his life and he had not really wanted a mate or at least that is what he tells everyone. However when he meets FBI Ajay Singh he realizes that this sexy man was his mate. A mate that he definitely wants. Talk about a surprise of a lifetime.

Ajay is with the FBI and when he finds out that, his team is being replaced by another he goes to Felix to find out why. What he finds out however is that not only is Felix a shifter like he is, but he is his mate. Strong feelings start popping up and he will do everything to keep his mate safe and with him.

The danger they are mixed up in just gets a little crazier with each step they take. They find out a big surprise while painting a friend’s apartment, now all they have to do is how to get the answers they are seeking. Ajay and Felix are not only hot, smart, and sexy but they have the strength behind them to catch the men behind the kidnappings. When Ajay’s brother becomes one of the missing students, they will go to all ends to find him and saved him.

I loved this book. It has the right mixture of danger, excitement, adventure, love, and two hot men protecting shifters and their mates. It will give you everything that you want in a book. If you love the paranormal world then this is one book that you will want to check out. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.

 

Two of a Kind by Amy E. Lambo

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Series: Feline Allure, Book 4
Author: Amy E. Lambo
Genre: Ménage/Contemporary/Shape-shifter/Paranormal
Length: Novella (94 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62741-482-1
Publisher: Siren Publishing (March 19th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Timothy Lewis can’t find the one. It all begins when he bumps into the man he’s avoided the most, a devious vampire. At first, he can’t stand Xavier, the vampire’s first impression awful. But his feelings for the handsome man grow quickly. In a turn of events, he meets the vampire’s friend, Adrian, a kind white-furred werewolf. They fall for each other, and Xavier’s reaction takes Timothy by surprise.

Xavier Sullivan falls for Timothy at first sight. With their second unexpected meeting, their love grows overnight. Xavier is able to make Timothy release himself from an impossible relationship. Eventually, Timothy accepts him with open arms as a mate.
Adrian Elliott is late. It worries him that Xavier and Timothy are already mates. As a king cheetah-shifter, Timothy has the possibility of being rejected by his people for having two mates. Their peaceful life is interrupted by Xavier’s enemies. In the mix, Timothy almost dies.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/two-of-a-kind

Review: This is book four in this series and they should be read in order. It gives you an insight into each character and their lives. It makes it not only easier to not get misled but it makes for a better series. This book is a lot more fun to read then the others though. It just comes off a little better. I loved the characters and the way they act with each other is just a bit funnier. Timothy and his family have the problem of falling for the same people. So when Timothy falls in love with Dylan. Even though Dylan is mated. So here he is looking for Dylan, when he finds a vampire. Xavier scares him but also draws him in.

Xavier falls for Timothy at first sight but he is having trouble with Tim’s feelings for Dylan. It is a bit strange the way Tim and his family are. It takes a short while, but Tim’s feelings are strengthening for Xavier. But he is afraid to tell him that in his world it isn’t a mating between two people but three. He wonders what Tim’s reaction to the news that they are mated to Adrian also.

Adrian is a white wolf and he is mated to Xavier and Tim. He is scared that he will not be accepted in to the relationship. He is a gentle wolf who has had sexual fun with Xavier and another quite a bit but when you throw in mates it gets a bit exciting. Timothy is not sure what to think when he has two very hot men coming at him. He starts feeling things for both but in his world, it is not done. He wonders what his family will say that instead of two mates he has three.

When the danger comes for Xavier, it is Tim that goes to protect his mates. He almost loses his life saving them. Adrian is trying to keep his family safe as is Xavier but Xavier blames himself for Tim’s injuries. You can tell that there is love between these three men, but that they have fears that slow them down a bit. I think out of all of the books in this series that I have read this one is probably the one that I love a little more. I understand it better than the others do but it still comes off as a teenager’s story. The way they act just leaves me with more questions and not getting the answers. Although I assume that considering, they are each from a different world that it is just the way they are. Although Xavier does go to the human world for blood, he doesn’t really spend time there to learn their ways.

I love paranormal romance and when it comes with sexy men it is a given that I will buy it. I was not absolutely in love with this series but it is still a good read. I can’t wait to see what Amy has up her sleeve. She does have a gift at giving you a story that you can sink your teeth into. I might not have understood the way they act, however once I started reading it kept my attention all the way to the end.

Lover Enslaved by Eva Lefoy

20654444Title: Lover Enslaved

Series: 24 hours in Mumbai (1Night Stand)

Author: Eva Lefoy

Genre: Contemporary/Interracial/Erotic Romance

Length: Short (44 pages)

Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (January 29th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Stranded for twenty-four hours in Mumbai, India, contract negotiator, Thomas Barkley searches for a man who can make him forget his pain. When a trip through the red light district leaves him cold, he turns to Madame Eve’s service and finds a shot at redemption—but first, he has to survive it.

Indian male prostitute, Arjun Mukesh, begged Madame Eve to set him up for one night of real pleasure. He knows better than to expect anything but a brief hiatus from his miserable life. When Thomas showers Arjun with tender and very real affection, his heart begins to ache for the more than a taste of the life he cannot have. Unfortunately, his boss Ranjeet won’t to let him go without a fight.

Amidst a spray of bullets, Thomas must convince Arjun to take a chance on a new life in America before it’s too late for both of them.

Purchase Link: http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=899
Review: This book is part of the 1 Night Stand series, but each book stands alone. Each book focuses on a different set of character’s that are set up by Madam E and different authors write each book. I love Eva Lafoy and this story was fabulous.

Thomas is stranded in Mumbai where he was on business and found out his company downsized and left all its employees stranded where they were. He hasn’t been with anyone since his past lover was taken from him and still is hurting from that. With all the stress, he isn’t sure he is happy when he gets a notification from Madam E that she has set up his date since he had contacted her six-month ago and this was the first he has heard from her.

Arjun is a male prostitute and born into the slavery cartel. He has no choice in his life, has never experience real lovemaking with a man, and wants to have a real date, which is why he had contacted Madam E.

I love how Madam E is o mysterious and seems to pop up out of nowhere and always makes the perfect connections. Though I’m not a big believer in love at first sight, the mystical aura of Madam E seems to make it work. This story has lots of mystery, angst and passion.

It hints at the front that people wanted toms and Arjun’s story so I feel as if this comes from another book and I really, really want to read that too.

If you like angst, men making new lives, prostitutes, businessmen, mystery, love at first sight, and some hot sensual mansex, this is for you!