Wolf Bound by Theo Fenraven

91yLF2En9oL._SL1500_Title: Wolf Bound
Series: N/A
Author: Theo Fenraven
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (136 Pages)
ISBN: B00KJLJYBG
Publisher: Voodoo Lily Press (May 23rd, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: A year after suffering a disastrous end to his relationship with his partner, teacher Jon Anderson trades his apartment in the city for a lake house in the country. Told there is an author living nearby, Jon, who dreams of being a writer, goes in search of him and finds the attractive older man in a small, rustic cabin on a tiny island on a neighboring lake. Harrison Kalmes shows Jon around, but makes it clear he’d rather be left alone. Jon respects that wish until the night he and his friend, Suzie, drink a little too much scotch and impulsively decide to visit the island.

What happens then is the start of an incredible journey that will eventually take Jon all the way to mysterious and seductive Transylvania in Romania, where he searches for the answers that will save someone’s life while setting him on the road to rediscovering his own.

Beware the woods. Transylvania isn’t only about vampires.
Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Bound-Theo-Fenraven-ebook/dp/B00KJLJYBG
Reviewer: Tootsie
Review: Whether you are a shifter lover or not, you can’t go wrong with Theo Fenraven’s newest release, Wolf Bound. This author does not follow the guidelines we see in most shifter stories. He tells us a story from the human side of the equation. Instead of a paranormal fantasy where mating rituals are a must and the alpha wolf is the leader and everyone else follows, we connect with the main character, himself, someone who could be one of us in our everyday world. We learn the significance of how these changes have affected him and his life. Changes that lead to having no control over your actions. Even though we will never experience what the character/s go thru, you can still relate to his fears. He is one of us.

The story opens up with Jon, a teacher, want-to-be writer, who has recently moved to the countryside. While exploring one day, he stumbles across a trail or pathway that leads to another cabin. Curiosity gets the best of him so he makes his way to the small island with hopes of introducing himself and possibly meeting his neighbor. Introductions are kept short and sweet and he is politely encouraged to leave. However, with the visit of his best friend, Suzi, he can’t seem to leave well enough alone and he goes back. He just wants to show his friend, no harm in that, is there? How will he handle the situation when his curiosity leads him to the unthinkable? The unfathomable? Completely unprepared for what they find, when they enter the cabin, neither Jon nor Suzi, can make sense of what they see. But, they do see something.

Harrison Kalmes, thanks to a life altering misfortune, lives secluded in a cabin, on a small island, and has cut himself off from outside connections. Living a life of seclusion is certainly messing with his mental stability. He finds himself more and more depressed as his search for answers lead him nowhere. Now, he has a nosey neighbor snooping around, one that is having a hard time keeping his distance. As Jon learns Harrison’s secret, and once the shock factor wears off, he begins to feel alive and for the first time in a very long time, he has a small amount of hope. Thanks to Jon who doesn’t abandon him, they go to Romania in search of answers. Maybe, just maybe, they will find something or someone who can help. What they discover will lead, both Jon and Harrison, on a mission of truth and acceptance. They also discover they enjoy each other’s company, and being attracted to each other will lead to pleasure they both forgot existed.

Theo Fenraven is an incredible author who will take you inside the story, the inner organs of the plot. He is an amazing storyteller and has the ability thru details and descriptions to set the scene and plant you, the reader, there. His MC’s are smart, intelligent people, and once they understand their purpose, they don’t back away. He always includes side characters that are just as strong and vibrant, whether male or female, that add importance and depth to the storyline. If you are looking for an erotic, sex-filled, story, you won’t find that here. Ohh, his characters have sex, they have great sex, but it’s off page. He will lead you to it, but then you will have to take it from there. The scene that he lays out, thru his words and vision, will leave you feeling very fulfilled. He tells us a story that is full of fascination. A story that will have you appreciating his talent with each additional word. If you have never read a story by Theo Fenraven, I strongly encourage you to start. It will be an experience that will enrich your life, not only as a reader, but also as a person.

You’re Welcome. Love, Your Cat by Clancy Nacht and Thursday Euclid

nn_te_yourewelcomecat_1Title: You’re Welcome. Love, Your Cat
Series: N/A
Author: Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (121 Pages)

ISBN: 978-1-62300-439-2
Publisher: Loose ID (August 6, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Since vowing celibacy over a decade ago, history professor and classic car aficionado Edwin Blais’s only comfort has been his dead partner’s cat, Francesca. When she gets lost, Edwin’s beside himself…until he meets the man who found her.

Cat-lover and mechanic Forrest James is a Roman sculpture brought to life, old enough to run a successful garage but not old enough to forget the secrets of a painful childhood.

Edwin’s lonely, and a straight man poses no threat to his vow. Soon he’s going to the garage every night after class. Forrest’s quiet friendship is healing Edwin’s broken heart until a night of mind-blowing sex changes everything. Edwin can’t deny his growing feelings, but a relationship between them seems impossible.

After Edwin uncovers the mysteries behind Forrest’s tough exterior, he’s forced to choose between a lost love and an unexpectedly tender new love who needs Edwin more than he ever could have guessed. Only by dealing with their tragic pasts can either forge a future. Will they find a way to do together what neither could do alone?
Purchase Link: http://www.loose-id.com/you-re-welcome-love-your-cat.html
Review: This story will make you feel things that you normally hide deep down in your soul. It is so tender-hearted and will drag you in from the start. It is the first story of Clancy and Thursday’s that I have read and it makes me want to see what other books they have. The story is so believable and honest that it just makes you smile with the way it is told. It is as if you are in the room with them.

Edwin had been in a relationship for quite a long time, but he had not always been honest or faithful to the man. Then when his husband was killed, he devoted the rest of his life to being true to his husband. A man that he had hurt over and over during the years that they had been together. He had not even looked at another man in over eleven years. It was just him and his cat Francesca. It was the way he wanted it. That is until Francesca disappeared. If he lost his cat, the last thing of his husbands, then he no longer wanted to go along.

Forrest had found Francesca when he had gotten his truck home. She had somehow gotten in where the wheels were. She was dirty, but thanks to the posters, he knew exactly where to call. What he had not expected was her papa. He wanted this sexy professor more than anything in the world. He just did not think that he was worthy of this man. He had lived in a family where the stepfather had done every little thing to destroy him as a child. Also when he met up with his friend-with-benefit’s it also dragged him down further. He didn’t think he was worthy of a sexy little man like the professor. But boy did he want to. He knew he was falling in love with the professor.

The problem came when Edwin thought the whole entire time that Forrest was straight and interested in one of his students. Even after one night of what he thought was just pity sex, he didn’t know that Forrest was gay. That Forrest was into him as he found himself falling for this man. That is until Corey interrupts one of their dates, which Edwin did not know it was and tried to climb Forrest like a tree. He tried his hardest to tear them apart by saying that it was because he had told Forrest he did not want a relationship. Once he had seen Forrest with Edwin, he had to change his tune. However, it was too late. Forrest’s heart was hurt thinking that Edwin didn’t want him the way he thought. It was up to Edwin to make sure Forrest knew that he was what he wanted forever.

I loved this story. It gives you characters that you will fall in love with, cry with, and wish that you were there to help them along the way. It has two sexy men overcoming their past, the pain, and heartache they went through and see them making a future for themselves. I loved how it captured my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I would recommend reading this story. You will fall in love with it.

Living With Syn by A.C. Katt

21856467Title: Living With Syn

Series: Sequel to The Sarrian Plague

Author: A.C. Katt

Genre:  MMF Ménage/Science Fiction

Length: Novel (162 pages)

ISBN: 9781611520057

Publisher: JMS Books (April 2nd, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 1/2Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Sequel to The Sarran Plague

Syn Sinclair is one of the women taken from Earth to Sarran to replenish the fem population. While still en route on the Brightstar, Syn meets the Sarran Elder, TeZaron and thinks he looks down on her because of her checkered past. Upon landing, Nafer, TeZaron and TeBron’s offspring, recognizes Syn as his “Mommie,” something the Elders didn’t realize because of the mind blocks they had placed on each other to ensure the success of the mission to Earth.

Syn, a former prostitute and drug addict, left home at sixteen because she was sexually abused by her father and his friends. She made it out of the gutter and into the halls of higher education, getting her Masters in Psychology with a specialization in PTSD. Now she’s afraid her Warrior Pair won’t accept her because of her past. As soon as they bring her to their home, she works to gain their respect.

Supported by her Warrior Pair and their son Nafer, Syn settles into her new household with grace and energy. She is happy, very happy, except for one niggling doubt. Although she knows her Warriors have accepted her, she worries how others will view her new social position on Sarran. In particular, a fem from Syn’s past lets everyone know she’s unfit to BondStir with the High Lords. Madeline Dixon-Howard sees Syn as a blight on the new society.

Additionally, an even deeper evil is hiding in the Sarran government. Someone has sold information to the roach-like Zyptz, someone who planted a bomb and listening devices in the homes. Someone doesn’t want Earth women to mix into the Sarran gene pool. Syn’s insights as a psychologist combined with her new Psy powers just might help her Warriors find out who the traitors are and devise a plan to capture them.

Purchase Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/416176
Review: Syn is on a battle star being delivered to the Sarran world where all the Fems (I’m guessing females) and Femspring (I’m guessing female children) have been destroyed by a plague. The people live n triads… two bonded males (Warrior pairs) and a female to have their children. The fem of the triads are worshipped. The planet will die out with all the fems dead so the earth women had been carefully chosen and brought to the planet with all their worldly possessions. Syn and Anya have cats and it turns out cats also are rather worshipped. They have a special way of mind communicating on Sarran and can locate listening devices, bombs etc and kill rodents.
Syn is immediately bonded with two of the council members and elders and their 6-year-old son, which I felt the cats and the boy made the story. They were adorable!

. First of all, this is a sequel and I suggest you read book one The Sarran Plague first. I didn’t. I wish I had. I could follow the book pretty good, there is pretty decent back story dropping and later in the book there is a part where it’s pretty much all explained.

This is a MMF story so there are some girly bits, though it’s not very explicit and the sex is sensuous and tastefully done, in my opinion. I also liked that all the sexual attention wasn’t just on the female, it was well-balanced. My biggest issue was the language. There was a sort of language of the Sarran’s and I had difficulty figuring out what some of the words were. In my opinion, it didn’t really need this, because the world was pretty well done and you had a good feel they were on another planet. I at least wish there had been a dictionary put in the front with the special language words.

If you like a sci-fi story with lots of intriguing characters, cute kids, cats, fabricators (I wish I had one) different worlds, warriors, MMF bonds, and some very sensual sex this is for you.

Recipe for Love by Sean Michael

22016604Title: Recipe for Love, 2nd edition
Series: Spice it up
Author: Sean Michael
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (59 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61124-596-7
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press LLC, (May 4th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Eric
Blurb: Jack’s life is already on a downward spiral when his teenage daughter, Rache, shows up on his doorstep, and she’s pregnant. When he takes her to confront Billy, the boy who knocked her up on her last visit, he discovers the boy’s uncle, Dan, who is not just a fine baker, but also a real stud.

Much to Jack’s surprise, it looks like Billy is going to step up and assume his responsibilities with Rache. And for Jack, now that he’s met Daniel, could it be that the rest of his life is also looking up? Of course, there’s the small matter of Daniel not knowing that Jack is actually gay…

Purchase Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-recipeforlove-1507992-149.html

Review: I found this story to be amazing, intriguing, and pretty hot. But I also found myself wondering what else was going on. But Sean Michael answered all my questions. One of my only problems was the fact the author didn’t take the time to bring me into the story. It seemed more like a random scene popped into the author’s head and he went from there. And as far as I can tell, he did pretty well with it.
Jack’s life is somewhat enriched but I couldn’t help but wonder if the story could have explained how he had a daughter in the first place. If he was straight, married, for a while or what.

But the more I read, the more I found myself getting to know the daughter and her situation. And then Dan stepped into the picture. Dan and Jack are living breathing characters that show their true colors no matter what. They are as real as you and me and they are awesome people. Responsible as well.

And as I read about the characters, I found myself immersed into the story unable to stop until it was done. The plot was resolved, but I found myself wishing the story would have gone longer. I felt somewhat disappointed, but still enjoyed it. I would recommend it to those that want to read a good story about a simple life experience and some fun.

Dangerously Happy b Varian Krylov

91+SUTKOZ7L._SL1500_Title: Dangerously Happy
Series: N/A
Author: Varian Krylov
Genre: Contemporary/Erotica/BDSM
Length: Novel (244 Pages)
ISBN: B00KFLTOV0
Publisher: Varian Krylov (May 18th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: Aidan has always played it safe. Instead of pursuing his dream of creating innovative music that makes his soul sing, he settled for a degree in software, a job in a cubicle, and a spot in a generic band with his buddies.

And he’s always been straight. But when he’s seduced by magnetic local literary luminary Dario, Aidan must decide whether to keep playing it safe, or succumb to a ravenous passion and a nourishing love unlike anything he’s experienced before. Will he find the courage to go after real happiness if it means admitting he’s in love with a man?

Their journey together isn’t easy. Sometimes it isn’t safe. Even if Aidan has the courage to admit he’s in love with Dario, can he endure the repercussions of the traumatic event in Dario’s past?
Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Dangerously-Happy-Varian-Krylov-ebook/dp/B00KFLTOV0
Reviewer: Tootsie
Review: Varian Krylov is a new author to me, but one that I am very happy to have discovered. In this release of Dangerously Happy, she brings us a story that is not necessarily a new storyline but she has put a new twist on it that will pull you in and keep you glued to the pages. It is a dark read at times, the sexual content is very explicit, but it fits the story and will have you completely captivated.

Lets meet Aidan – single due to a recent break-up with his long-term girlfriend, plays the guitar and sings in a band, very handsome but doesn’t seem to know it himself. Not really happy in his day-to-day job but is good at his job. Trying to pacify his father, he chose a business degree instead of music, which was his lifeline. He belongs to a small time band that practises a few nights a week at a friend’s loft and performs gigs on the weekends. He has never considered himself anything other than a straight male. He’s kind of a loner sometimes, doesn’t feel he really fits in with the other guys in the band. The guys, almost always, stay after practise to smoke weed and tell tales about their women experiences from the nights before. Aidan stays on occasion, falling in line with his buddies, but most of them appear immature. After 10 years of just playing as if they have a band, Aidan wants to have one for real.

Now, let’s meet Dario. Charismatic, charming, good-looking, confidant or so he appears to those in his presence. He has a loft with a large space that he lets different people occupy almost nightly, whether it be artists or bands. What he doesn’t let others see is he is a damaged soul. He has some very traumatic experiences from his past that he still has not completely gotten over. He portrays someone who has everything and not afraid to go after what he doesn’t. Everyone knows he is gay, it’s not a secret, and no one seems to be bothered by it. He is a very generous man, always giving to others.

What you will learn about him as you read on is he is also scared. At his core, he feels weak and frightened. For three years, he has watched Aidan from afar. He notices everything about him, is intrigued by him, yet still keeps his distance. He only acknowledges him in general conversation with occasional hello’s and good-bye’s. To Aidan, Dario doesn’t even see him and while he doesn’t understand why this should bother him, he just knows that it does. How will Aidan react when Dario reveals his interest? Aidan has never had an interest in another man, until now. There will be many truths exposed, feelings uncovered, but will they admit these revelations, to not only each other, but also everyone else?

Varian Krylov has written a deep and sometimes dark story that will have you cringing at times but needing more. Everything, however, is not all doom and gloom. She will expose sides to her characters that bring out the best in them. She exposes their inner weaknesses but shows their strengths, as well. This is a long novel that has many twists and turns. You will be hooked from the beginning and even though the road sometimes is bumpy, you grab on for the ride. Ms. Krylov does not shy away from exposing scenes that sometimes are hard to read. She will also expose the caring, the sensual, and sexual sides to her characters. She doesn’t rush them into sex. She gives them time to come to terms with new developments they are experiencing. When they feel they are ready to be intimate with each other, you are ready also for them to take it to the next level.

As Aidan and Dario explore their sexual relations, not only are they breathless, but you will be too. As I stated earlier, this author does not skimp with the sexual content. Most always, it is very explicit, so if this is not your thing, you have been warned. However, if you love not having to guess or create your own scenes as you read, you will be in awe of this story. I think the author done an incredible job of showing many sides to a relationship, one where communication is as important as the physical acts. The story continues to move forward, never stilted or stagnant. As Aidan and Dario explore and experience many levels, they form a trust and a bond that will be hard to break. The content is expressive, but it is addictive and will leave you only wanting more. I will be exploring many more books by Ms. Krylov in the future.

Love You Forever by Amelia Bishop

91EInAO56yL._SL1500_Title: Love You Forever
Series: N/A
Author: Amelia Bishop
Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance/ Coming of Age
Length: Novel (262 Pages)
ISNB: B00JJ7L4TG
Publisher: Amelia Bishop (April 8th 2014)
Heat Level: Low to Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: They grew up together, and fell in love along the way. But the night Cole & Rick came out to their parents, their lives changed in ways they never expected. Before their romance could stand on its own, they were cursed by the gods to remain together, or die.

What happens when kissing your boyfriend becomes a life or death situation? When you have to stay together no matter how your feelings change?

Cole promised he’d love Rick forever. He had no idea how difficult that would prove to be

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Love-You-Forever-Amelia-Bishop-ebook/dp/B00JJ7L4TG

Review: This is the first time for reading on of Amelia’s stories and I must say that it was good. I love the way that it just comes off as real to me although it definitely would be interesting to see. In the beginning, it gets confusing when it starts but I finally got it.

Silenus and Dion were fae, but also I think gods. They were together but they also sleep around. Silenus would get angry when Dion slept around, but he had not in a long time. When Silenus took things further than he should have, Dion never got mad. Then when Silenus goes through the portal, Dion follows him. Silenus found two humans that resembled them. He wanted to read them and to see what they were going to be like. He saw in Cole purity and loyalty. With Rick, he saw Dion. He saw that Rick would never be true to Cole. So he curses them. At the same hour when they are cursed, they must kiss. If they were apart, they would die.

It freaked Rick out more than it did Cole. He would never cheat on Cole, but he was scared that maybe Silenus was right. When he walked away he would lose his balance, not be able to walk and to him he felt like he was dying. Cole knew that he would never give Rick up but they were just teenagers. However, things don’t always go as you plan.

A curse for seven years, a deal with Silenus and Dion, and freedom seem to come all in the same way. It shows you that true love will always win out even in a separation between them, there was still love. I love the way the story was wrote, but not the story itself. It showed so much pain for two young men and I just don’t understand why they had to go through what they had to go through. I mean ok it made them stronger in the end but to go through what they did and still feel the love between them is strange.

I am not sure if I actually love the book enough to put it in my favorites list, but I am glad that I read it. I would recommend this story if you love sexy men, hot sex, fae that keep sticking their noses in the humans lives, suspense and a bit of anger.

Curtains by Ana Raine

81Qd8EcPfaL._SL1500_Title: Curtains
Series: N/A
Author: Ana Raine
Genre: BDSM
Length: Novella (56 Pages)
Publisher: Changeling Press LLC (May 12th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Blurb: Ian’s normal, boring life consists of his small town bartending job and his on again/off again relationship with his strictly vanilla boyfriend. Ian wants something more — he just doesn’t know what. When fate — and a traveling theatre troupe — drops his high school crush, Ezra, in Ian’s path, Ian has to choose between his stable, boring life, or risk everything for a future full of uncertainty — and the possibility of real love.

Ezra’s loved Ian since high school, and he’s always regretted the chance he didn’t take. But will Ian consent to be Ezra lover — and his partner in his darkest fantasies?
Product Link: http://changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=2226
Shorty’s Review:  ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Ian works at a bar his boyfriend, Calvin, owns. But, Calvin isn’t out to anyone, so he keeps Ian a secret until his sister comes to town and finds out. Ian wants more from Calvin but doesn’t know how to let his boyfriend know. After seeing Ezra again, he longs for what the sexy man he had a crush on in high school can give him. Ian is cute and is a submissive. When they finally get together, it’s hot and explosive. Calvin ends up beating Ian up after his sister finds out about them and threatens to tell everyone.

I found this story to be somewhat intriguing. Ezra introduces Ian to BDSM, which he craves more of after experiencing it.

The sex was hot and steamy.

Gigi’s Review:  ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

This was a hot, fun story about the one who got away. Old high school crush returns and dominates all of Ian’s thoughts, and eventually his sexual desires too! Glad Ezra did step in because Ian sure is settling for a jerk with his current closeted boyfriend. Things get heated when the current jerkface boyfriend sees that Ian is considering Ezra’s attentions, his family takes notice of their relationship, and the guy gets violent.

Moral of the story: give that high school crush a second chance, and don’t’ settle for vanilla when what you really need is to get your kink on.

This is a short, fun, and sexy little read. A bit extreme when the first sexually dominant scene involves sounding rods, wow, quite the jump there! But still enjoyable.

By Virtue, Falling by Robin Saxon

19033327Title: By Virtue, Falling

Author: Robin Saxon

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-62798-435-5

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 30th, 2013)

Heat Level: Low (no sex)

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: For the last ten years, James Mitchell has conned numerous groups by impersonating a religious guide. No longer able to take the guilt of scamming people, he decides to call it quits. A trip might be the best way to heal his bruised soul, and New Zealand looks like the perfect place.

Under one of the oldest trees in New Zealand, James meets Tāne Kokiri, a woodworker traveling the length of the country to scatter the ashes of his recently deceased mother. After several accidental meetings, they decide to road trip together. Among the mountains of the West Coast and the plains around Ruapehu, they begin to connect on a level neither of them expected, and discover they may have found what they need to move forward in each other

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4524

Review: By Virtue Falling is about James a con artist that is tired of cheating people and trying to figure out how to fix his mistakes and how to move on with his life. He took a trip to New Zealand to find himself and what he found was himself falling in love with not only New Zealand but also Tane a native that is going around New Zealand spreading his mother’s ashes.

Tāne is travelling New Zealand to spread his mother’s ashes in all of her favourite places. His Father and Sister were too busy to accompany him so he had to go it alone. That is until he ran into James a con man, not only once but three times. Could that be a coincidence or destiny?

I thought this is one of the most beautiful books I’ve read in a while. It is so descriptive that I felt I was on a tour of New Zealand. It is full of emotion, not a lot of action, though there was one part I found myself looking down that hole holding my breath….and there is no se at all but I found the budding relationship of James and Tane so sensual and sexy. The slow build of this relationship and deep emotion was very refreshing.

If you like, stories based abroad, different cultures, two men finding love, slow building relationships, Con men, righting wrongs, New Zealand and a very sweet sensual romance this is for you!

Being Sawyer Knight by Nicola Haken

81AJabRSnpL._SL1500_Title: Being Sawyer Knight
Series: N/A
Author: Nicola Haken
Genre: Contemporary/Musician
Length: Novel (317 pages)
ISBN: B00KLF2DUO
Publisher: Nicola Haken (May 27th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: As lead singer and guitarist of the internationally renowned Souls of the Knight, Sawyer Knight is living a life most men can only dream of. He’s surrounded by music, fame, wealth, women throwing themselves at his feet. He has everything…
Yet he has nothing.

Life as one of the world’s most sought after rock stars is tiring, oppressive and lonely. He spends every day being who the world wants him to be, who his manager tells him to be, who his mother expects him to be… all the while fighting against who he really is. Truth is, he’s used to it. He’s actually gotten pretty good at pretending… at living the lie.

Until Jake Reed, his ex-best friend and the only person who’s ever made him ‘feel’, waltzes back into his life as the band’s new head of security. Jake wants Sawyer – always has, always will. Now, he just needs to get Sawyer to admit that he feels the same…

“You will be mine, Sawyer Knight. The faster you try to run the quicker you’ll fall to your knees. Then, Sawyer… then you’ll be too weak to resist.”

(This is an M/M romance that is not recommended for under 18’s due to adult language and explicit sexual situations)

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Being-Sawyer-Knight-Nicola-Haken-ebook/dp/B00KLF2DUO
Reviewer: Tootsie
Review: What a refreshing and enjoyable read. I was glued to the pages from Chapter 1 and barely looked up until the end. Nicola Haken is a new author for me, but knowing what I know now, that will no longer be the case. I will be searching for everything she has. Be sure and read her “About the Author” pages at the end of the story. She is incredibly funny, witty, and someone you would definitely want as a friend. Being Sawyer Knight is a fun, light-hearted (most of the time) sexy novel that anyone loving the m/m genre should fully embrace. Let me introduce you to the guys:

First up, we have the amazing Sawyer Knight. Yep, the main character, and what a character he is. Among his many good qualities, he is also an incredible musician and singer-songwriter that has him and his band touring all over the world. Usually a girl, or two, left behind at every stop along the way. Sawyer left home the minute he was able, leaving behind a mother who was more concerned what the church would think and an abusive stepfather, who was only after what fame and fortune Sawyer’s musical capabilities would bring. Turned his back on his best friend, the only person who ever knew him inside and out, after a huge disagreement. For 10 years, they’ve had no contact, but the memories are always present. He carries a hole in his heart from walking away and not talking it out.
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his is a good place to bring in Jake. Jake Reed, bodyguard and one-time best friend to Sawyer Knight. Jake is gay and was, and still is, in love with Sawyer. In high school, not knowing what else to do, for fear of losing him and never telling him of his feelings, he kisses Sawyer. Bad move on Jake’s part as it caused hard feelings, misunderstandings, and abandonment of his best friend. Now 10 years later, Jake will be working with Sawyer as his full-time bodyguard. Other than his safety, his main goal is to win Sawyer back, not only as his friend, but also as his lover. Jake knew when they were in high school that Sawyer was not 100% straight. Now he just has to prove it to Sawyer and get him to believe in their connection.

It turns out it’s not as hard as he thought it would be to convince Sawyer. One kiss and a lot of determination soon have Sawyer seeing Jake as more than just a friend. Their chemistry is explosive, their connection, magnetic. Sawyer may be a virgin when it comes to loving another man, but he catches on quickly. He wants Jake just as desperately and shows him frequently. Will he be able to tell his band mates about their relationship? What about his mother, who lives and breathes for the church? Jake is only sure about one thing…..He loves Sawyer and he will never walk away or allow Sawyer to walk away again.

Nicola Haken has written a beautiful love story with strong characters despite their differences. There are several key players within the context of story that are just as strong and very prevalent to the growth and development of the plot. Elle, which is Sawyer’s best friend and ally, brings definition to the story with her easygoing attitude, willingness to be a good listener and/or sounding board for Sawyer. The author shows us that communication is usually the best policy, and she utilizes this belief early on. I like the way Ms. Haken allows each character to find their own truth, what works for them, and at the pace they need. She throws in elements of surprise that will have you holding your breath one minute, and spiking your heart rate the next.

Sawyer has many concerns, mainly people finding out about Jake, but the author doesn’t dwell on that. She continually keeps pushing forward giving you, the reader, a sexy, fast-paced, fun-filled story. If you haven’t downloaded your copy yet, don’t wait any longer. This story will hold a place within that will have you wanting to read again and again. Bonus at the end, thank you Nicola for that, we get a hint as to who the next story will be about. I will be ready to one-click for the next story with glee and anticipation.

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Always Plan Ahead by Elizabeth Noble (Mended Daily Dose) Review & Giveaway!

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Hey peeps, today we have Elizabeth Noble and her great Daily Dose Always Plan Ahead. I’ve managed to snag a link to Elizabeth’s excerpt and her contribution to the Mended release party! So boy’s and girl’s enjoy today’s post leave a comment for a chance to win Always Plan Ahead and then click that Rafflecopter link if you haven’t already…. and remember visit our blog everyday as we continue with the Mended Daily Dose daily giveaway! ❤ ~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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