The Rescued by Derek T. Cole

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Series: The Harden City Chronicles, #1
Author: Derek T. Cole
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: Novella (130 Pages)
Publisher: Offhand (July 16th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb:  Garth is a recently divorced man with a tough job: hunting the extremely nasty and troublesome people of Harden City. Trying to rescue an informant from a brutal death, he winds up with the rescued man in his home, and a relationship between the two develops.

It’s going to be tough going. Garth is a middle class worker in Harden City, but Dean, the one he rescues, is a resident of The Penn, the poor part of town. Harden City’s economic and social structure isn’t kind to the poor, relegating them to the slums of the city and making it almost impossible for them to get out. Dean is a fish out of water, seeing parts of the city that he’d never be able to see on his own. He’s due to go back to The Penn unless Garth finds a way to keep him out.

Garth begins to fall for Dean, but he knows it’s a doomed relationship. If it became known that he was gay, Garth would lose his job and all of his assets – making him as poor as Dean. He wants Dean badly, but Garth knows it will put his job and life at risk, including his ability to see his young daughter.

The Rescue is a gay romance urban fantasy with erotica. Fictional Harden City has sci-fi and paranormal elements, but the relationship between Garth and Dean feels like the real world.

The question is: will they be able to work through the challenges brought on by their budding relationship?

The Harden City Chronicles is a series of novels, novellas, and short stories detailing the lives and adventures of the citizens of Harden City. They are all gay, romantic, and erotic in nature.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Rescue-Harden-City-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00LVHZ25E

Reviewer: Portia

Review: Let me start by saying, I hate most urban fantasy stories. I also am not a huge fan of cliffhanger endings. That being said, I really enjoyed Part One of the Hardin City Chronicles.

Garth Sargent is a hunter. They are the guys that the police call in when shit gets real. He is coming out of a nasty marriage and just wants to be free of “The Bitch” and to do his job. A job that takes him into The Penn. A state sanctioned permanent underclass, in my mind, I wit was the underbelly of Gotham City. The Penn is also the home of Dean.

Now that I think about it, Dean makes this story for me. Everything is no new to him. Yet, he is such a gentle soul. I couldn’t blame Garth for falling. But, I ended the book not being Garth’s biggest fan. I can’t wait to One-Click Part two. Just to see how Garth gets out of the clusterfuck he has created.

The writing is crisp and had enough suspense to hold even my jaded attention.  There are several characters introduced that I would like to get to know better in future books.

If you aren’t big on cliffhangers, you might want to give this title a pass. But in its defense, the ending was at a natural break. There is no HEA or HFN, just an ach in m gut wanting everything to work out, but knowing that was/is almost an impossibility.

Highly recommend.

Dead Reckoning by Shannon West and L.L. Brooks

631cea890bcca0d1799cd3e36ca766fab84b5207Title: Dead Reckoning
Series: Dead Hot Vampires, #1
Author: Shannon West & L.L. Brooks
Genre: Paranormal/ Vampires
Length: Novella (112 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61885-737-8
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing (June 10, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Blurb: Master Dominic, leader of the vampire covens on the Eastern coast, is in Atlanta to kill a rogue vampire who’s been hunting humans indiscriminately. When he traps the rogue in a basement theater, he’s surprised to also find a young, human vampire slayer there before him.

Shawn Maples is beautiful, but time’s running out to save him from the cancer consuming his body. Dominic decides to turn him and keep the beautiful human as his own, but first he has a difficult task. He has to convince Shawn not to keep trying to kill him, while keeping Shawn safe and alive as his entire family tries desperately to kill him.

Purchase Link: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=625&zenid=7lbsrbjm2uuvmgkh9d19pkn086

Shorty’s Review: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Shawn Maples is a handsome slayer who is dying of cancer. Master Dominic, sexy leader of the vampire coven is stunned when he realizes Shawn is his mate and a slayer. Shawn tracks a rogue vampire to a theater where he kills him and is injured in the process. Dominic asks if he can turn him to save his life from the cancer slowly killing him.

Shawn denies him but does drink his blood after being satisfied by him. Waking up much later Shawn is disgusted with himself. He goes home where he is confronted by his brother Luke who throws him out after finding out he drank Dominic’s blood. Not having anywhere to go, Shawn heads to his favorite lake where Dominic finds him. In the middle of their conversation, gunfire erupts. Dominic wishes Shawn away and gets him out of there as he questions him how they knew where he was. They determine he’s being tracked by the GPS in his cell phone.

Once they arrive at Dominic’s house Shawn asks Dominic to turn him. After Shawn is turned, he begins to fight with Dominic. Shawn goes hunting with Dominic and afterward at home they talk to Melvin, another vampire, and find out Shawn’s father wants him dead and that the rogue vampires from the west coast that they killed may not be rogues as they were missing from their coven’s and the sabb caught them and they got away.

Shawn’s dad tips his arrows with various substances so they think that vampires are being turned temporally rogue to let others kill them. Melvin is taken by Shawn’s brothers as a trap to get them. In the ensuing battle, both Luke and Hanley are killed but Luke is turned by Shawn and another vampire Vincenzo agrees to be his master. Melvin disappears with Hanley. Melvin returns with Hanley alive and reveals he’s his mate. Shawn’s father disappears along with the other sabbs.

Intriguing vampire story with drama, mystery, and action all throughout this wonderfully written book. The sex scenes were hot and intense.

Lisa’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
This was an amazing story. Each book in this series I have a feeling will focus on a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, we recommend reading the series in sequential order. It keeps me from getting a bit lost in the stories and gives me an insight in to their world. A world that captured my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.

I love the way each character just mixes with the others. How fast they are to defend what is theirs and what they believe. This story has quite a bit of a twist to it. It seems to have a dark tone to it. I admit I wasn’t so sure about it, but once I started reading, I just couldn’t seem to stop.

Shaw was a vampire hunter, although he seems to go after only the rogues unlike the rest of his family. However, he has one thing they don’t and it is what changes his feelings. He is dying of cancer and just wants to take out the powerful Dominic. A powerful vampire that he had grown up knowing he killed anyone and everyone he comes across. He was told by his family that Dominic killed his grandparents. What he learns is the exact opposite and he is in for a big surprise.

Dominic is the leader of his coven and he also kills rogues. He comes to kill a newly turned rogue, but what he finds is one sexy little slayer. A slayer that is his mate. He knows he is dying from cancer and the only way to save his is to change him and mate him. He is a bit feisty and argues about it all but he soon realizes Dominic is telling the truth. Now between the dangers of his family and the lust he feels he is totally lost. He has fallen in love with the big, bad vampire. And he loves every minute of it.

This was a good story a bit strange but once you start reading, it you won’t be able to put it down. It captured my attention and I cannot wait to read book two. It gives you two sexy men, vampires, vampire slayers, excitement, adventure, action, and danger. Well it gives you that and so much more.

I would recommend reading this book just for the fact that it has sexy vampires in it. You will fall in love with the guys just as I did and that doesn’t even count the way the whole story just flows together.

A Sailor’s Seduction by Lisa A. Adams

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Author: Lisa A. Adams
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (26 pages)
ISBN: 9781631052217
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing (June 7th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥2.5 Hearts
Reviewer: Anna
Blurb: Seaman Thomas Musak has just arrived in San Diego to begin training in his new occupation. However, he realizes soon enough that training a new partner to share his rack is more fun than he ever could have imagined.

Seaman Jacob Lyriceman has just flunked out of Nuke school, and is now passing the time before his next big adventure begins. Becoming a Navy Seal requires stamina and a sense of adventure. Both of these characteristics make him irresistible to many. But, Thomas has the one thing he truly desires.

Purchase Link: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=886

Review: Adams introduces us to Thomas as he flies to San Diego to start “A” school. Fresh out of boot camp and trying to get as far away from Army territory, Thomas soon meets Jacob, the only other recruit from their class. They quickly become aware of the attraction that connects them, deciding to spend the rest of the week enjoying the alone time they have left.

While this is not an amazing story (there are many and glaring plot holes and mistakes), nothing bad can be said of Adams’ writing. The author is quick to engage the reader, if not for the story itself than for the amazing description of the sex scene. That being said, I give 2.5 Hearts to this book, because I feel that while it’s not good (it’s not bad either), the writing really was the breaking point for me.

Heat of the Night by Stormy Glenn and Lynn Hagen

heatofthenightTitle: Heat of the Night
Series: Phanta City Book 5
Author: Stormy Glenn & Lynn Hagen
Genre: Futuristic/ Paranormal/ Vampire/Werewolves
Length: Novella (125 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63258-262-1
Publisher: Siren Publishing (August 21st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Van Pierre is on the hunt for his missing date. He doesn’t need some nosy wolf shifter getting in his way, but that’s just where Fang seems to be. When Van sets out to find Sy Wren, his every move is hampered by the pesky werewolf. It doesn’t help that Fang is the sexiest man Van has ever met, one that sets his blood to boiling every time they lock eyes.

Fangor Strigori is a man on a mission, a secret mission. When a handsome vampire gets in his way, Fang decides to wrinkle the by-the-book man’s world. But what started out as a bit of fun quickly turns into a burning inferno when Van rocks Fang’s world every time they touch. Fighting his attraction to the handsome vampire might be more dangerous than completing his mission.

Vampire and werewolves don’t mix. Everyone knows that. But the desire that burns between them might be stronger than old prejudices and the danger they face when the Ministry starts to hunt them down. If the Ministry doesn’t get them, the heat of the night just might.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/heat-of-the-night

Review: This is book five in this amazing series and they need to be read in order. Each character shows up in the earlier books and you learn more about their world. You would think when you start reading it that it would have a serious tone about it and it does but it has more humor in it. The characters that these two amazing authors have come up with will draw you in and have you falling in love. They fight hard but seem to love even harder.

I wasn’t too sure they wouldn’t kill each other before getting to the good stuff. In this world, vampires and werewolves don’t mix really well. They are always trying to destroy the other. In this, you have a vampire who is falling for a werewolf. Van had been on a very strange date with Sy, that is until Sy gets himself kidnapped. Van is determined to find the man. However, he is intercepted by Fang, first thinking he had something to do with it, he finds out that this man is many things but not what one would think.

Fang is like a secret agent. He works for the same people as Van but there is a hint that he just might work for more than just him. Especially when they are trying to get their hands on him. He is just supposed to do this mission, but Van keeps getting in his way. Then Fang realizes that he likes the fact that Van keeps getting into his way. The man turned him on faster than any one had ever been able to. Now all he has to do is to keep them both alive.

I loved this book, but then again when you have Stormy and Lynn giving you a story you can bet that your attention will be caught for good. It captured my attention from the moment I opened the book and kept it all the way to the end. I love that this book gives me two very sexy men, a vampire, a werewolf, quirky friends, dangerous allies, vicious enemies, excitement, adventure and a bit of danger.

I would recommend reading this book because you will not be disappointed in it. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. It gave me everything I could have wanted in it and so much more.

Call of the Wild Wolf by Jordan Ashton

www.bookstrand.comTitle: Call of the Wild Wolf
Series: Shifters of the Claiming Kind, #1
Author: Jordan Ashton
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter/ Western/ Cowboys
Length: Novella (99 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63258-209-6
Publisher: Siren Publishing (August 23rd, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Bane Brooks, an alpha wolf shape-shifter, has been searching for his soul mate for years, but no one has ever stolen his heart, up until he meets Felix Michaels near his ranch. He falls head over heels in love with the hunky, shy human.

Felix Michaels is running from a mysterious gunman who wants him killed, when he falls and blacks out. When the most gorgeous shifter he’s ever seen saves him and brings him to his ranch, he knows he’s safe.

Things soon heat up between these two lovers, until Bane realizes he must mate with a shifter, not a human, to stop the Change. If he doesn’t mate with a shifter soon, he’ll turn to his wild wolf form forever. How can he love Felix, a human, but mate with a shifter?
The gunman is still out there and intent on killing Felix.

Can these lovers fight off danger and the Change that threatens to tear them apart, while finding their way to a happily-ever-after?

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/call-of-the-wild-wolf

Review: This is book one in this amazing series. I would start with this story because it will tell you about the upcoming characters for future books and it gives you an insight into their world. A world that captured my heart with the first paragraph. It is a world of wolf shifters and many more. They go through the change in their mid-twenties. If they don’t mate before changing then they will forever stay in their animal form. It was thought, from Chandler’s words that they had to mate with other alphas and beta’s. However it was not so.

Bane was getting so fed up with his older brother going on and on about the change and how if he didn’t mate he would not stay human. So what does a wolf with attitude do, he takes off running so he can get away from his brother. On that run he comes across a very sexy man.

He could tell that Felix wasn’t telling him the whole truth about why he was in the woods injured. He could tell that something or someone was after him. He also knew that Felix was the man he wanted as his mate. The only problem there was Felix was human. Or so he thought, that is until Felix tells him that he is actually half shifter.
Felix was driving his brother’s car when he realizes he is being followed.

After the first bump from the other car he knew he was in danger. After crashing he takes off running, only to end up falling and getting knocked out. He wakes up to a gorgeous alpha looking down at him. He wanted Bane more than he wanted any other man in his life. However his thoughts kept coming back to the fact that he was being chased.

This book was amazing and I absolutely loved it. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. I have found another new favorite author and cannot wait to check out the rest of Jordan’s books out. It gave me two very sexy men, shifters, passion and fire, feisty mates, crazy brothers, excitement, adventure, action and dangerous situations. I cannot wait to tell everyone about this new book.

Threshold by Lynn Kelling

5553b5dca2a62cac61509cc3683c27d586a1a546Title: Threshold
Series: The Society of Masters, #1
Author: Lynn Kelling
Genre: BDSM/Erotica
Length: Anthology (50K)
Publisher: Forbidden Fiction Publishing (September 9th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Seven stories from one of the masters of M/M erotic romance, Lynn Kelling. These stories give prequels and other insights into two of her most popular series, Deliver Us and Whatever the Cost—both in the world of the Society of Masters.
Product Link: http://fantasticfictionpublishing.com/product/threshold-a-lynn-kelling-anthology
Reviewer: Tootsie
Review: Threshold is an anthology by Lynn Kelling, which corresponds with her Deliver Us Series and Whatever the Cost. She has broken this down into seven short story/novellas giving us a little more insight into the wonderful characters that we love so much.

Since I have already read the Deliver Us series and Whatever The Cost I had previous knowledge of the characters that we read about here. I think if you already know them, as I do, then this was a bonus being able to go back and see where the guys came from and what their life was beforehand. If you haven’t read the series then you are getting first-hand knowledge to their lives and the struggles they have endured giving you more insight as you go into the series. It works fine either way. No matter how you choose the order of your reading, it still is a sweet addition to the storylines. First up is:

EXPECTED LIES – Darrek and Kyle are best friends in high school and it is time for prom. Darrek is excited about going and is trying hard to convince Kyle to go with him. Of course, what Darrek doesn’t know is Kyle already knows he likes boys instead of girls. He can’t find a way to break the news to his best friend so he makes up a few lies to go around the issue. He has someone lined up to spend the evening with. He can’t help it if Darrek assumes it’s a girl.

Back at the prom, however, Darrek realizes he should have stayed with his best friend. These kids will come and go but he will always have his friend. Find out what happens when Darrek shows up early to spend the rest of his evening with Kyle? Misconception about more than one topic comes to the forefront. Will the boys be brave enough to tell their inner most secrets with each other?

DIVINE SURRENDER – Years ahead now, Kyle is looking for a Dom. Someone who is trustworthy, experienced and knows how to give him the things he needs. Things he is unable to give to himself. He sets up a meeting with Ben to see for himself if they have a connection. Ben is intrigued immediately with Kyle and after discussing the do’s and don’ts, what they each expect from the other, they sign a contract. Kyle lives by himself, he doesn’t have any close friends other that Darrek, but he hasn’t even kept in touch with him as much as he should have. He still has nightmares from a childhood experience, something he shares with Darrek, even though Darrek seems to have forgotten or blocked out most of it. Maybe it’s time to get his act together, finally take the plunge for what he needs sexually. He misses Darrek so much, but there are things working on Kyle’s mind that he is unable to share with anyone. Hopefully, now with Ben, those things will change.

Ben is beyond thrilled with having Kyle as his new sub. Gabriel tries to get information from Ben about him but he keeps it close to his chest what he really thinks about him. Kyle is due in for a session and Ben has a plan, with the help of Gabriel, to test his boundaries. Kyle has fallen backwards too many times turning to pills, dangerous sex, or just getting lost in his own head, that he really wants help. He feels certain that Ben is just the man to help him. Will Ben be able to give Kyle what he needs? And if he does, will Ben be able to stay professional about it, or has he fallen too quickly for the beautiful blonde man he now calls his sub?

NEVER HAPPENED – Gabriel has many demons of his own. He was saved close to 10 years ago by Gabriel and Trace. They gave him a home and something to cling to when he wasn’t sure where his next meal would come from. Through the years, Gabriel has worked his way inside Diadem, the BDSM club owned by Trace and up the ladder to where he is now a professional Dom, as well. Ben has always had a part of Gabriel and vice versa. That connection they share will never change. Gabriel can’t help feeling lonely, more so now than ever, since Ben has his own sub, Kyle.

Gabriel knows how to get on Ben’s bad side, something he seems to be doing a lot of lately. He’s not fooling Ben. He knows exactly what he is doing. Ben decides to play his game, but in doing so, he gives Gabriel what he needs. He needs to be dominated by Ben, worked over, and find release. Whether that is sexually or mentally, Ben will make that distinction himself. He has always known what Gabe needs, he knows how to push, how to read his signals. Regardless if Ben has his own sub now, he will not push Gabriel away or leave him to stumble on his own. Unbeknownst to them, Kyle witnesses their session. Struggling with his own feelings and reservations, he tries to do as Ben asks. Will they both be able to get what they need from Ben? Or will there be too many hurt feelings and bad mistakes to get past?

PLEASURE OR PARADISE – Gabriel and Darrek have been together two years now. After experiencing some horrible tragedies, they decide to take a break from the real world and just be together, the two of them. Everyday life has a way of intruding and before you realize you are just going along with the motions. Gabriel and Darrek agree they need time together. They want to re-energize their relationship, go back to how they were when they first came together. Taking a few months off from the real world, Gabriel and Darrek go to a tropical island in the Florida Keys. The resort is for fulltime 24/7 master/slave relationships. Everyone at the island is in the same situation. What makes the island so special, there’s no judgement or incrimination because everyone is in a Dom/Sub relationship.

Gabriel needs to push Darrek, change things up, and help him to remember what it is that makes them so special to each other. Darrek finds that even after 2 years Gabriel can still bring him to his knees, literally, with a look or a simple word. To keep from going stagnant within their relationship Gabriel tries to help Darrek come to terms with some of his hang-ups. Public viewing being one of them, but Gabriel has a plan, one he feels sure will help Darrek step out in front of all the eyes on the island. Of course, what goes around comes around. Darrek will get his time as well when they trade off positions. Will Darrek be able to do what Gabe wants him to do? He is struggling with the scene Gabriel has laid out for him. This will take all of his courage if he goes through with it. It also could strengthen their relationship, something they need desperately. Will Darrek go through with Gabe’s plan, and if he does, how will he get back at Gabriel for putting him in such an embarrassing situation?

ESCAPE – In this story, we have the previous lives of Jacen and Liam who we got to know in Whatever the Cost. Liam convinces Jacen to tell him about his abusive and torturous past. They both go under new names and identity now that they have moved on but to go back into that world, even just in their minds, is a hard thing to do.

Travis, now Jacen, back at home in his mind, tells of the struggles and mind games he had to endure as a teenager. All to the horrible, demeaning actions of his neighbour. Afraid for himself, his brother, and his family, Travis goes along with the abuse thinking he is saving the others. It was hard reading this, as no one wants to experience or be a witness to this type of sickness. However, Travis experienced it, lived it, and was brave enough to do something about it, therefore, making me want to be there for his journey. Liam is there, holding him tightly, as he subjects himself, once again, to that time in his life. He is a very brave, smart, and kind soul who, with the help of his beautiful and wonderful Liam, can now move on with his life and the future they make for themselves, together.

TRICK AND TRUTH – This story follows along with Avery and Timothy and their time in the foster care system. The boys are young and pretty much have to take care of themselves. The foster parents are in it for the money and very seldom see to the care or needs of the boys. Timothy is quite sick and not able to get out of bed often. Avery knows he needs medicine and the only way he can think to get it for him is prostituting himself for money. How hard could it be? His housemate, Jimmy, does it all the time. So with some of Jimmy’s make up and his wardrobe, Avery sets out to do what he feels he has no other choice, and that is to save Timmy, whatever the cost may be to him.

Avery succeeds in getting medicine but Timmy questions him profusely about how he was able to get it. It’s tearing him up thinking Avery may have done something horrible on his behalf. Avery cannot bring himself to tell what he went through, even though it will haunt him, to get the much needed medicine. He knows right now, with Jimmy’s failing health, it is better to lie than to upset him.
Will Avery convince him he didn’t do anything inappropriately to get the medicine? If Timmy doesn’t take the medicine, he will only get worse and that is something Avery cannot deal with. He cannot lose his Timmy, even if he has to lie.

BETWEEN HERE AND THERE – The boys have aged out of the foster care system and are now on their own. Avery and Jimmy struggle to make ends meet but they are in it together, no matter what happens. Avery is having a hard time keeping thoughts at bay as he continually remembers seeing Timmy with other guys. He even allows him to take a picture of him blissed out after incredible sex for his own. Something he can keep and look at. He definitely doesn’t want anyone else to see it, but Timmy thinks differently.

Avery feels it is important for both of them to start using condoms. Timmy has put them in some bad situations so to keep things from getting worse. He hands over a condom for Timmy to use. They both know what the other is thinking but he puts it on anyway. He will do whatever is necessary to protect the person that means more to him than anything.

Lynn Kelling has put together seven stories to further complete her Deliver Us series and Whatever the Cost. She has given us a deeper insight into all the characters’ lives and the struggles they faced getting away and into a better life. I don’t normally read anthologies, mainly because I like longer, stories that are more involved. However, for me, this was a must read.

It is a remarkable gift when an author gives us more history to go along with the stories we already love so much. I have really enjoyed going through each one of these and having some questions answered and basically getting to know each one on a deeper level. Lynn has created many amazing and beautiful characters within her series and to have a chance to only increase what we already know was quite a bonus.

As I mentioned earlier, if you haven’t read the main stories already, having this beforehand will only give you a much better understanding of where they are now. Lynn Kelling is an incredible author who devotes a lot of herself, her time, and research to give us the best she can in her books. You only have to read one to figure that out. So, if you haven’t read any, I would strongly encourage you to go for it. If you have read her books, again I would strongly encourage you to pick up this anthology and savour it, like fine wine, for the gift it is.

Genesis by Jordan Ashton

910E6AxOPCL._SL1500_Title: Genesis
Series: The Adonis Project, #1
Author: Jordan Ashton
Genre: Futuristic/ Science Fiction
Length: Novella (116 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62741-589-7
Publisher: Siren Publishing (April 12th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: He was created to seduce you…and control you.

Adonis 011 knows nothing about his past or who he was before he became the gene-mutated sex god slash super soldier. After he escapes the lab he was “enhanced” in, he seeks out Jack Styles, the husband of one of the scientists who changed him. He has an important message to tell Jack. But after he sees Craig Styles, Jack’s brother, his mission suddenly gets complicated. He’s sexually attracted to Craig and can’t seem to get him out of his head. When the virus in him begins to take effect and his sexual desires and deep love for Craig escalate, he realizes he needs to mate with him to stop from turning into a rabid, killing machine.

Craig Styles thought he could get away from heartache when he paid his brother a visit. But when he meets sexy Adonis, who knows almost everything about him, he gets flustered. There’s something about this gorgeous, mysterious man who gets under his skin and has Craig wanting to kiss him.

Will they succumb to their growing feelings and sexual desires, or will Adonis turn into the monster he was genetically redesigned to become?

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/genesis

Review: I was fascinated with this story. It is the first book in this series and it really should be the first book you read. This story has a futuristic tone to it and shows you what life could be like. There had been a virus that made many sterile, but Jack and his wife had managed to have a son. His wife was a scientist who thought at first that she was helping the world but found out that what she was doing was in fact making super soldiers. She knew that it was wrong and died trying to turn it right.

Adonis was one of the super soldiers that they were making. She had died saving his life. She had managed to give him all of her memories and he had to find answers. He knew what was going on and what was going to happen but he didn’t know who he had been before they used him. He went in search of her husband to see if there were answers. What he had found also was Craig. Craig was Jack’s brother and a man that he wanted.

Craig wanted Adonis also and he knew there were questions that needed to be asked. However once he found out he wasn’t too sure he wanted to know. He did know that he wanted this man and would help him no matter what danger comes for them.

I loved this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next one. The idea that the government can actually make super soldiers is fascinating. I love the way it brings out the strength in each man. Although what they go through is not so fascinating.

I would recommend reading this story. It gives you sexy men, crazy scientist, a hint of kink in the bedroom, a paranormal tone, excitement, action, passion and fire, hot sex and danger. It gave me that and so much more. There is just a hint of humor in the story but other than that it has a mystical way about it. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. This story gave me what I needed. A little story to relax and enjoy.

Testing Toys at Santa’s Workshop by V.J. Summers

4578testingtoysatsantasworkshop500web-430x645Title: Testing Toys at Santa’s Workshop

Series: Sequel to Santa Claus Is Coming

Author: V.J. Summers

Genre: Contemporary/Santa&Elves

Length: Short Story (46 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (August 15th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts

Blurb: Contrary to popular belief Santa, like public school teachers, does not get his summers off to bask by the pool. This is a situation that’s been preying on the Not-So-Jolly Old Elf’s mind a lot this summer—worrying about a group of author/public schoolteachers who’ve lost their belief in Christmas magic. It takes his stunning, torch-singing, gender-bending lover Chimera to come up with a plan to bring the joy of Christmas back to Nik, and the belief in the season’s magic back to the teachers Nik cares about.

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Reviewer: GiGi

Review: Even Santa gets frustrated and runs out of creative gift giving ideas, especially for his oh so good and long suffering teacher on his list. So Chimera gets creative with some teacher’s pet gift giving solutions! Just to make sure his ideas will tantalize those teachers Chimera decides to test them out on Santa, and give him a little cheer too!

There are a few different sexy gifts, and each one has sizzling results guaranteed to warm Santa’s heart and balls! Sexy heat results and Chimera once again works magic on our favorite jolly old elf.

A fun sexy short story, didn’t grab my heart and my lust as quick as Santa Claus Is Coming, but it’s cute, fun, and hot.

Duck, Duck Ghost by Rhys Ford Blog Tour Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Duck Duck Ghost

(Hellsinger 02)

by

Rhys Ford

Paranormal investigator Wolf Kincaid knows what his foot tastes like.

Mostly because he stuck it firmly in his mouth when his lover, Tristan Pryce, accidentally drugged him with a batch of psychotropic baklava. Needing to patch things up between them, Wolf drags Tristan to San Luis Obispo, hoping Tristan’s medium ability can help evict a troublesome spirit haunting an old farmhouse.

With Wolf’s sister handling Hoxne Grange’s spectral visitors, Tristan finds himself in the unique position of being able to leave home for the first time in forever, but Wolf’s roughshod treatment is the least of his worries. Tristan’s ad-hoc portal for passing spirits seems to be getting fewer and fewer guests, and despite his concern he’s broken his home, Tristan agrees to help Wolf’s cousin, Sey, kick her poltergeist to the proverbial curb.

San Luis Obispo brings its own bushel of troubles. Tristan’s ghost whispering skill is challenged not only by a terrorizing haunting but also by Wolf’s skeptical older cousin, Cin. Bookended by a pair of aggressive Kincaids, Tristan soon finds himself in a spectral battle that threatens not only his sanity but also his relationship with Wolf, the first man he’s ever loved.

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Learning to Love: The Final Exam by K.C. Wells Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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And hello again minions, this time we have K.C. Wells joining us on her Learning to Love: The Final Exam blog tour, we have a stunning excerpt a brilliant giveaway and Tams wonderful review, so enjoy and remember to click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Learning to Love: The Final Exam

by

K.C. Wells

One house, three couples, and one year left until their final exams….

 

Evan and Daniel want to take their D/s relationship to the next level. When Daniel suggests conducting a little research at a BDSM club, Evan is more than up for it. Trouble is, one of their housemates isn’t happy about this.

 

Finances tighten for new couple Josh and Chris. Wanting to ease some of the pressure on Chris, Josh starts as an agency nurse. But tackling a heavy workload at medical school and working late-shifts leaves little time for the couple. Something’s gotta give.

 

In Spain, Sean was diagnosed as suffering from migraines. But after the medications have no effect and he starts suffering from other complaints, he decides to get a second opinion without telling Michael. When Michael finds out, Sean’s usually laid-back husband’s reaction shocks everyone. But Michael needs to get his head sorted fast, because Sean needs his strength.

 

As their school career comes to a close and the one person who holds them all together starts to fall apart, the final exam is a true test of friendship.

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Wolf in Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain Audio Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Tara Lain joining us today as she lets everyone know about her latest audio release Wolf in Gucci Loafers. Tara lets us have a peek at an excerpt and she has a brilliant giveaway where you can win your own audio copy or an ebook of the story. I’ve added my own review of the ebook for you to enjoy so what are you waiting for 😉 check out the post and then click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Wolf in Gucci Loafers

(Tales of the Harker Pack 02)

by

Tara Lain

Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back—an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth Zakowsy—the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can’t have.

 Seth has never been attracted to flamboyant men. What would the guys in the department think of Lindsey? But intrigue turns to lust when he discovers Lindsey’s biting, snarling passion more than matches his dominant side. It might mean a chance at love for a cop in black leather and a wolf in Gucci loafers.

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Deader Than Hell by Shannon West and L.L. Brooks

704d48e030bb8f17aec660cb3953da678ad6e854Title: Deader Than Hell
Series: Dead Hot Vampires, #2
Author: Shannon West & L.L. Brooks
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Vampires
Length: Novella (118 Pages)
ISNB: 978-1-63105-148-7
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing (May 8th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Blurb: Shawn and Dominic enjoy a wonderful love life but everything else in their world is going to hell. Luke, Shawn’s brother, has awakened to find his new vampire master Vincenzo is gorgeous, sexy, and male. Vincenzo has to keep him sedated constantly, and that’s the least of his problems. Someone reported to the council that Luke was turned against his will. The council summons them all, along with Melvin and Hanley, Shawn’s remaining brother.

When the three couples arrive, they learn that not only are they in serious trouble with the council, but their archenemies, the Sabbatarians, have launched an attack directed squarely at them. Harnessing the power of demonic ghouls, the Sabbs hope to bring about a final battle with the vampires. Unless Shawn and Nic can find a way to defeat them, the world will be destroyed. Only the power of their love stands between them and the destruction of the world—will be enough?
Purchase Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/436318
Lisa’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
This was an amazing story. Each book focus on a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, we recommend reading the series in sequential order. It keeps me from getting a bit lost in the stories and gives me an insight in to their world. A world that captured my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I love the way each character just mixes with the others. How fast they are to defend what is theirs and what they believe. This story has quite a bit of a twist to it. It seems to have a dark tone to it. I admit I wasn’t too sure about it, but once I started reading, I just couldn’t seem to stop.

Luke was a hateful, vengeful, aggressive, cruel and a sick human being. He hated gay men and he absolutely hated vampires. So when he was dying his little brother changed him. He didn’t ask him and in fact went against what he would have chosen. Here he was stuck with a vampire master and a vampire himself. The thing is one of the older vampires found out a truth, a truth that none of them had none. First, he was to be fixed, after Vincenzo kept him thalled. He was in fact a kidnapped child. A child born from a vampire. Also, when he was ill he told Vincenzo things he never told anyone before. The man he thought was his father had abused him and a brain injury was impeding he focus. He found out that he had been lied to all his life, so when he was calmer he could see that the vampires were not like what he was told. He also found out that he loved being with Vincenzo, although he wasn’t planning on telling him.

Vincenzo had fallen in love with his mate. When he looked in his eyes, there was the glimmer, telling him that this slayer was his life mate. A mate that seemed not to want anything to do with him. A mate that seemed to fight him at every turn. To find out that he was not truly human before he was turned into a vampire was a surprise. Shouldn’t be, Luke and his brothers were unique to say the least. Then the threats were coming for them in even more disturbing ways. Now to keep his mate and his friends safe. What did surprise him was the way Luke behaved when he thought Vincenzo was going to die. Maybe Luke did love him the same way.

I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. This turned out to be one heck of a good surprise. It has characters that I fell in love with, sexy men, vampires, feisty and head strong mates, lots of danger coming at them and a twisted man who raised them. The story itself was amazing. The way it was told had me fascinated and my attention captured. I loved it and cannot wait to read the next book. It caught my attention with the first paragraph and kept it all the way to the end.
Shorty’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Vincenzo informs, Shawn, Hanley, Dominic, and Melvin that Luke is not taking to being turned into a vampire. Not knowing what else to do he asks Vanessa to help, when that doesn’t work she informs the patriarchs as to what has happened. The patriarchs summon them all to a meeting. Master Geoffrey informs everyone that Luke, Shawn, and Hanley are dhampir children that were stolen by the Sabbatarians many years ago.

The patriarchs ask for their help in eliminating Maples before he gathers an army to wipe everyone out. Dominic remembers what the ancient prophecy says about the three dhimpri’s turned vampire bonding with their masters to be called the six. As long as they stand together, they will be able to destroy the evil and bring in a new age.

Well written and a fantastic read. Loved the details. The sex between the three couples was hot.

FAST FRIENDs by Dale Lazarov

22450289Title: FAST FRIENDS

Author: Dale Lazarov

Illustrator: Michael Broderick

Genre: Graphic Novel/ Contemporary/ Erotica

Length: Novella (62 pages)

Publisher: DaleLazarov.com (June 8th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Anna

Blurb: DIGITAL ORIGINAL 62-page gay erotic graphic novel! “FAST FRIENDS is like a classic gay short novel executed entirely in pictures and without words–the silence makes the story even more seductive. It’s pulp fiction transformed into art: erotic, real and surprisingly tender. People often forget that genitals, even male genitals, can connect to the heart. A lovely piece of work.” — Christopher Bram, author of *Gods and Monsters* and *Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America*

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Review: FAST FRIENDS is just another of Dale Lazarov’s beautiful masterpieces, once again in collaboration with illustrator Michael Broderick. It tells the story of two ordinary men in unhappy “relationships”, who meet and, as the title says, become fast friends. Soon after, they can’t resist the pull and give in to their attraction, changing each other’s lives. And the genius of this story is that not a single word is used.

The reader is guided only by Broderick’s subtle and powerful creations, leaving details such as names and conversations, to the reader’s imagination. Each panel is detailed to perfection to make the characters seem life-like, their facial expressions and actions perfectly in tune. One example is the first and last sex scenes. While the first scene is drawn in a way that allows the reader to immediately see that something is wrong, the last one is intimate, sexy and touching.

Lazarov and Broderick’s FAST FRIENDS is definitely worth buying.

BAMF by S.J.D. Peterson

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Author: SJD Peterson
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 28th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: With his fauxhawk, sleeve tattoos, and visible piercings, Ridley Corbin has the whole badass vibe going on in spades. The image serves him well as the self-proclaimed protector of the underdog, and he wants nothing more than to be Alex Firestone’s hero.

Alex, a mild-mannered library assistant, has moved to Slater, a quiet college town, hoping to hide from his past. He keeps to himself, but that doesn’t save him from catching the unwanted attention of the campus bully. But, not all is, as it seems. Alex’s past comes calling, and it’s time he becomes top dog.

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Review: Ridley Corbin was bullied as a child, up until his brain figured out a way around it. Shorter and skinnier than most of his peers, he used his smarts to his advantage and turned his biggest bully into his best ally. He’d do the schoolwork, and butch would keep the other kids away. As he got older, he grew taller, filled out, and made it his mission to be sure no one was picked on when he was around. But there is something about Alex that makes Ridley completely submissive, putty in his hands. For the first time, Ridley is not the one in charge, and oddly, he welcomes it.

Alex Firestone can seriously work the cute factor with his skinny jeans, long curly blonde hair and bow ties. He’s standoffish at first, but when Ridley finally corners him for a date and gets a few beers in him, all bets are off. The sexual tension is through the roof and the resulting encounter is so electric, loud and intense that the neighbours call the cops. But then Ridley wakes up alone and Alex doesn’t return his calls. Ridley is nothing if not persistent, that persistence coupled with his need to be the hero land him in the hospital when he and Alex go toe to toe with a group of homophobic jocks.

Alex has tried hard to go unnoticed, keep his head down and not get attached to anyone or anything. He didn’t anticipate one Ridley Corbin swaying his way into his life though. Now he can’t get enough of him, he’s addicted to Ridley’s smile, that laugh that makes his heart melt and the man is absolutely, completely submissive to him in bed. Alex pushes every barrier, seemingly trying to push Ridley away, but he just keeps coming back for more. When Alex’s past shows up on his door step, locked, loaded and shooting holes in his door, Alex finds himself willing to do anything to protect the man he tried so hard not to get attached to.

This book was just so much fun I can’t even tell you. The way the characters play off each other is hysterical. Ridley is what you might call a power bottom, until he met Alex. The way Alex takes charge, tells him what to do, bends him, and throws him where he wants him. Ridley is completely out of his element the first time around, but the experience is so literally mind-blowing that he can’t not go back for more. And the sex is rough, off the charts white-hot and steamy. I mean, a term of endearment for Alex is “grab hold of the head-board, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!” or “I’m going to fuck you until you see stars!” but my personal favourite was when I was inside Ridley’s head while Alex is lining up, ready to drive it home and all Ridley was thinking was, “He’s not just going to fuck me through the mattress, he’s going to fuck me through the floorboard.”

But there is an underlying story here that goes way beyond the sexual aspect. Alex has a dangerous secret that Ridley becomes privy too in a deadly way. They wind in very close quarters, relying on only each other for their safety, and the bond between them only grows stronger. It truly was a wild ride watching them first fight it, then fall madly in love with each other. I think that the title, BAMF, stands for Bad Ass Mother Fucker… because that is exactly what Alex is. But don’t count Ridley out just yet. Alex wouldn’t be a badass captain without his first mate.

If you love stories that make you laugh out loud, my ribs hurt laugh out loud, with some fantastic chemistry between the two male leads, then this is a must read. Snarky, dry, witty, sexy and just a little bit dangerous. Well worth the read!

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We Wander Far From Home by Lilith Duvalier

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Author: Lilith Duvalier

Genre: Westerns/Cowboys/Historical

Length: Novel (173 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-77130-954-7

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (August 12th, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: A crack shot best gal, a former criminal lover, a sudden ejection from everything he’s ever known, and the faintest taste of freedom. That’s what drives Will Kearny out of the comfort of a normal life and out into the Nebraska wilderness. Soon the sweet, quiet cattle rancher from Minnesota is robbing stagecoaches, knocking over banks, and running off into the mountains to celebrate in Henry Fitzpatrick’s arms. But winter’s coming on, the stagecoach routes are drying up, and the law is onto them. Life on the edge is the only way Will and Henry can be together, but life on the edge is short. Can forbidden love survive in a harsh world?

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Review: This is a very good book set in the old west. Let me clarify my heat rating. There is quite a bit of sex, but to me it wasn’t overly descriptive and well done, so I chose moderate. I thought it was very hot, yet sensual, even though some of the sex is very hungry.

The story is about Will a young gay man and his best friend Annie.
Will is from a good ranching family. His brother has been injured in the war and is getting married the other brother is expecting, his father is dead and his mother is courting. He is made aware at His brother’s wedding that he will be expected to marry very soon and one of the town daughters has her eye on him.

Annie and he have been friends forever. Her father is abusing her, so she runs to Will and they meet up in the barn a lot where he also has a secret stash of porn he’ secretly inherited’ from a deceased uncle. Annie knows he is gay and asks him to marry her and run off so she can get away. When he realizes the other girl is going to pursue him he accepts his best friends offer and they head to Nebraska to work on a farm, Annie has already sent letters to.

There he meets Henry and sparks fly. A neighbouring rancher is trying to take the owner’s ranch and one night steps in, sets fire, and kills the owner, sending Will Henry and Annie fleeing. This sets in motions a lot of interesting twists and turns.

I absolutely loved this story. I loved the old west feel and felt as if I was sucked back in time. Once you start, you won’t want to stop until it’s done! I found it a real page-turner. The characters were very interesting too. I loved how Annie, though abused was strong and a take charge girl even though her plans really got them into trouble. I loved the chemistry and sex between Will and Henry.

I highly recommend this if you like old west setting, historical western romance, robbers, ranchers, strong women characters (no girly bits it is an mm story), twists and turns, and some steamy man-sex.