Project X by Nephylim Release Day Blitz & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, I’m back and this time I am bringing Wayward Ink Publishing’s newest release Project X by Nephylim, to celebrate the release Wayward Ink is offering one ecopy for some lucky reader to win and all you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post… Good luck guys ❤ ~Pixie~

Project X

Project X

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Nephylim

Morgan Bentley is a bastard. Always was and always will be. 

At least that’s what Matthew Hopkins thinks. Unfortunately, Morgan is also a brilliant law student, and easily eclipses Matthew, academically and socially. 

Matthew insists he hates Morgan. According to Matthew’s best friend, Cory, perhaps he doth protest a bit too much. 

Cory has received the chance of a lifetime in the form of an internship with ITM—Information Technology and Medicine—the prestigious research company where Morgan’s father is the CEO. Too inquisitive for his own good, the naturally curious Cory stumbles on a deadly secret inside of ITM. What he has learned will tip the balance of everything, but for good or bad? 

Just what is the mysterious Project X? 

What is Morgan’s involvement? 

Matthew has to sort fact from fiction, friend from foe, as his world is turned upside down and inside out, and nothing can be the way it was.

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Salty Aftertaste by Jason Lloyd Anniversary Tour, Guest Post Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we now have Jason Lloyd stopping by for his anniversary tour for Salty Aftertaste, he brings along an excerpt and a fantastic giveaway! Now I am handing the reins over to him so he can chat to you, so I will just say enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Salty Aftertaste

by

Jason Lloyd

Boys, beaches and bad decisions…

In this nonfiction tale, Jason and his hilarious and crude motley cast of friends leave their mundane suburban jungles and flock to the mecca that is Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for vacation. They are in search of a little rest and relaxation; aka beach, bars and boys, lots of hot boys.

Jason is just looking for a little attention. He just wants to feel wanted, and a little summer passion would not hurt either. Jason is the self-proclaimed hopeless romantic of the group. Will he find his summer love or is romance really scarce?

Kevin is the complete opposite of Jason. He feels that romance is only alive in stories. Kevin’s love for a teenage drama goes too far, and his obsession turns into more than he expected. Did Kevin finally stumble upon some romance or does his fascination finally get the better of him?

Bobby is looking for a connection. Any kind of connection. He meets a new guy every night and shares his bed with him. What is really going on behind Bobby’s bedroom door? Will he ever be able to fill this insatiable void for closeness?

Benjamin sneaks out every night. He disappears into the night and reemerges the next morning as if nothing had happened. He is quiet about his extracurricular activities. Where does Benjamin go? What is he doing?

In this beach oasis, where there is an endless sea of sexy men with perfect bodies, will Jason and his friends actually find love or just one night stands? One thing is for certain, it is an epic vacation that none of them will forget.

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Driving into the Sun by Dev Bentham Book Blast Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Dev Bentham popping in with her newest release Driving into the Sun, there’s a sweet teaser and a great giveaway. Enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Driving into the Sun

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Dev Bentham

Bad choices. We all make them, some more than others. Dusty’s choices have left him unemployed, broke and practically homeless. Despite the major issues he has with his family, his only rational choice is to sell everything and move into his parents’ basement. At thirty. Looking for a ride west, he answers a phone ad. The voice at the other end of the line flows like dark, rich honey. Finally something to look forward to—listening to Joe’s voice all the way from Illinois to Idaho.

Rather than the hip crooner of Dusty’s fantasies, Joe turns out to look more like a panhandler. Is that because Joe dresses down, or are Dusty’s preconceptions about Native Americans clouding his vision? Joe is silent more often than not. He has a complicated past and still has amends to make. But he is ready to move on. Dusty feels trapped. Two damaged men, one small car driving two thousand miles into the sun—sometimes things need to break down before they can get fixed.

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Broncs and Bullies by Bailey Bradford

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Series: Mossy Glenn Ranch, 06

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

Length: Novel (174 pages)

ISBN: 9781784301699

Publisher: Totally Bound (September 15th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: This is book six in the Mossy Glenn Ranch series. See the full series listing here

Frankie never let anyone close, until Duke refused to give up on him.

Frankie Freemont knows everyone at the Mossy Glenn thinks he’s a jerk for breaking things off with Jody. Letting people get close to him just isn’t something Frankie does. And older men? No way. Frankie doesn’t do that daddy thing so many younger guys seem to like.

This is why he can’t understand his reaction to Duke Edmonds. Duke has always made him nervous for no reason Frankie can figure out.

Duke suffers a concussion, and Frankie suffers the consequences of a bad choice he makes. With his family wanting him for only one thing—money—and Duke slowly breaking down his defenses, Frankie doesn’t know which way is up.

Duke is determined to prove to Frankie that he’s a good man—they both are. Duke’s worked hard to overcome his youthful past. He’s still ashamed of being a bully years ago, and does everything he can to make sure he never makes mistakes like that again. Being a better man is hard at times, but Duke’s spent his whole adult life doing so.

Now he and Frankie have to decide what they want, and how to go about getting it. That means making some changes that can break each man’s heart.
Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/broncs-and-bullies
Review: This is book six in the Mossy Glen Ranch series but it stands alone just fine. I want to say I love the titles and covers too. I will warn you that you will not want to put it down once you start. Bailey has a way of captivating you until the very last word. Also, you will want to read the first six in this series https://www.goodreads.com/series/98282-mossy-glenn-ranch plus the nine in the Love in Xxchange series https://www.goodreads.com/series/60325-love-in-xxchange to see how Will, Troy, Carlos and the rest of the gang met.

Though the trio does make an appearance, we don’t get a sex scene from them this time, oh well. Duke swept me off my feet. I have a thing about older men and Duke is hot, sexy and has a heart of gold, and is determined to make Frankie his.

I actually liked Frankie even though he had recently dumped Jody. I did see his point to not keep leading Jody on. I had a soft spot for Frankie. Frankie is a loner and doesn’t make friends easily. He has a very low self-esteem and is self-destructive. He gets involved with a man who likes to get rougher than Frankie likes.

There is quite a bit going on in this story with Frankie and his secrets, and Duke dealing with effects of a bad concussion and some family issues of his own. We meet a couple of characters I hope are coming in the next book or so also. I will say there was a twist near the end that brought tears to my eyes, though it led to a very satisfying ending that brought me even more tears though this time happy ones.

I highly recommend this book (and this series) if you like hot sexy cowboys, older men/younger men, life issues, some angst a touch of drama, some twists, a bit of a tearjerker, smokin’ hot sex and a sweet satisfying ending this is definitely for you. After 15 books in this line, Bailey never ceases to amaze me with her wonderful characters and heart-wrenching stories. If you like MM cowboy romance, you will want this series!

The Dating Game by Jay Northcote

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Author: Jay Northcote
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (
Publisher: Jay Northcote (September 22nd 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Five sex-free dates—how hard can it be?

When they were at uni, Owen always had a bit of a crush on Nathan.

But Nathan was apparently straight, and Owen was too busy with other guys to take his crush seriously.

When Nathan moves back to Bristol after a year away, Owen hears that Nathan has come out of the closet, and he propositions him. Nathan doesn’t want to be just another notch on Owen’s bedpost, though, so he challenges Owen to prove he can be serious: five dates before they have sex.

Owen doesn’t think that sounds too difficult. He’s expecting Nathan to find his charms irresistible anyway. But as they grow closer, Owen begins to care more about proving himself to Nathan than he does about getting him into bed.

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Dating-Game-Jay-Northcote-ebook/dp/B00NF6TM00

Review: Owen and Nathan have run in the same circle of friends since college, and Owen always liked him, but everyone believed Nathan to be straight. Now Nathan has come back home and come out to his friends, Owen thinks he may finally get a chance to get in his long time crushes pants. But Nathan doesn’t want a onetime rendezvous or a fling, he wants the real thing. So he makes Owen a deal, five sex free dates before he will entertain the notion of sleeping with him.

What starts out as a plan to seduce Nathan and play the game by his rules begins to change the more time they spend together. Owen starts to want something more with Nathan, dare I say, a relationship. Nathan is used to the love them and leave them side of Owen though, and he doesn’t want to be just another body left in the wake. But Owen truly starts to feel something more for Nathan with every date the go on, the problem is, Nathan has a hard time believing in Owens sincerity.

This was just a fast, fun read with a lot of romance, passion and relationship building for Owen and Nathan. They stumble a few times before they learn to navigate each other’s personalities. But they are so much fun to watch as they start to communicate. If you like, a fast-paced story that flows steadily and has some hot man on man action, you are going to really enjoy this quick read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Steven’s Heart by Ashavan Doyon

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Series: Sequel to Loving Aidan
Author: Ashavan Doyon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (307 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (August 27th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: When a love triangle breaks, Steven Everett is left alone to grieve over a boyfriend lost to someone else. Surrounded by friends too tied to Aidan’s new lover to give advice, Steven turns instead to a broken and beaten man, Aidan’s other ex, Michael Rossier, who also knows the pain of having loved and lost Aidan. Steven and Michael’s confessions grow deeper, each confiding in the other until neither can deny an attraction. But being with Michael feels like cheating, and Steven isn’t sure what to do. The connection get stronger every day and Steven realizes he’s facing an impossible choice.

To make a relationship with Michael work, Steven needs to make peace with Michael’s troubled past. Even more terrifying, he’ll have to tell Michael the secret he’s never told anyone, not even Aidan. With Michael recovering from yet another surgery, Steven leaves to face the ghosts of the past. He has to be certain. This time, Steven knows, the decision means revealing the secrets of his heart and hoping their fragile feelings can survive.

Purchase Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=97&products_id=4263

Review: Steven Everett knew he was taking a risk falling in love with Aidan, when Aidan always loved Sammy. So when the two decide to pursue a relationship, Steven is devastated. He takes solace in comforting Aidan’s ex boyfriend Michael. He was brutally attacked on campus just days before Aidan and Sammy were.

Steven is so overwhelmed with the grief he’s feeling over losing Aidan as a lover, that it takes him a little while to recognize what he’s feeling for Michael is attraction. But Michael hurt Aidan by cheating on him, and now he’s lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life after being bashed by some of their fellow students, that are seemingly getting away with it.

Michael has regretted hurting Aidan from the moment he was doing it. The drugs warped his mind and way of thinking while he was getting high, and cost him the man he loved. Now he’s lying in a hospital bed facing losing his sight and being nurtured, nursed and befriended by the man who Aidan hurt when he chose to love another. Well, aren’t they just a pair. Michael latches onto the kindness that Steven shows him immediately, and it doesn’t take long before the two are sneaking kisses and so much more in the dark early morning hours at the hospital.

But Michael’s wounds are not just on the surface. Beaten and threatened by his own father as he grew up, rejected and ridiculed by his peers at school, all because of his sexuality. And Steven hides his fair share of grief, over losing Aidan, over issues of being able to trust Michael because he cheated and he’s a recovering addict. Steven wants to love someone and just be loved in return so badly. But there is more at stake here than just these two young men’s hearts, a secret Steven has that could destroy any chance of a relationship between them.

I’m so happy that Doyon went back and gave us Steven’s story. If you’ve read Loving Aidan, you will quickly realize this book starts while that story while still unfolding, with Steven in the hospital with Michael right after the bashing. I really enjoyed seeing how they opened up to each other, and over time shared every secret they each held tight, to eventually be able to truly love one another. I really felt like I was right there in the room while Steven fell for the vulnerable, broken and beautiful man who lay in that bed.

The story was very dialogue driven, more so than just about any book I’ve ever read, so there is a lot of conversation and truths that Steven and Michael share while they are slowly falling in love. Where the story took a turn for me was at the end when Steven took Michael home to meet his family. I seriously wanted to take Steven’s mother and brother and bang their heads together a couple of times. And Michael’s father at the hospital, that man was infuriating! The only thing that made that worth wild was the end result.

There were a couple of times that certain actions or reactions didn’t make sense to me, or threw me off, as if they didn’t fit the rest of the content of the story. But overall, this was a very intriguing story. I loved how it played out parallel to Loving Aidan, so we got to see things that were just hinted at in that book.

If you like stories about figuring out who you are, not finding yourself because Steven and Michael have already done that, what they needed was to find each other, and figure out who they were, then you will really enjoy this book. I suggest reading Loving Aidan first though so you’ll be familiar with the characters and their world.

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The Nesting Habits of Strange Birds by Charley Descoteaux

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Series: N/A

Author: Charley Descoteaux

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (197 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press ( 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: All he ever wanted was to be a normal guy….

Phil Brask spends his days in the basement of his mentor’s Victorian home, converting legal documents into electronic format. When the pipe feeding the water heater bursts, Lee Redding arrives in the plumber’s truck and draws Phil away from the narrow focus of his computer and camera lens. Lee gives Phil hope for a life beyond the walls he’s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and music…maybe even family. But there’s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

Lee has a good life—working with his uncle and on his mother’s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleases—but he’s always suspected something was missing. When he meets the hot photographer with the icy-blue eyes, he knows exactly what that something is. Phil isn’t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesn’t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5271

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: A beautiful and dramatic look at two people learning to live life through the lens of their own experience, helping each other to cope and find love. The writing was smooth, the internal dialogue was seamless, the romantic scenes intense, and the plot was fast paced.
Phil has learned to trust just one man through his trauma, but knows that he needs more than the security of Jerry’s house, he needs to take a risk, to step out and experience life. This characters’ anxiety was so well written I could feel it, along with his minor successes. Each brave step Phil took had my heart pounding and expecting the worst. When it didn’t happen, I cheered for him, and when it did, I wanted to retreat to that basement with him.

Lee kept me curious, his intent and his own explorative personality had me smiling while at the same time I kept my guard up through the plot hoping he wasn’t going to destroy the bravery Phil had established in himself. I was very pleased to see a mirrored personality and an honest heart in Lee.

There are plenty of minor hurdles and then major dramatic events for both main characters, but they are survivors and that is what this story is about. Surviving adversity, rising above what others try to force on us, and beating the odds.
The important thing I saw in this story is that success was not just internal. Yes, Lee and Phil had their own demons to fight, and they worked hard to defeat them so that once they had met each other they were more able to make that relationship work.

But the secret to the healing and survival, in this case of Phil, is that at least one person stepped forward to be the hero, to be the support system and safe place for that healing to happen. The biggest hero in this story for me is not Phil or Lee, it is Jerry. Without the Jerry’s of this world, characters in story plots like this and in the real world would not have a chance. So, go Jerry! And congrats to Lee and Phil, two strange birds who found each other and made life work for them.

The Nesting Habits of Strange Birds is a great read, with plenty of surprises and “Aww damn that’s sweet!” moments.

Hold On, We’re Going Home by Marcy Jacks

holdonTitle: Hold On, We’re Going Home
Series: Of Dragons and Wolves, #7
Author: Marcy Jacks
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (133 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63258-207-2
Publisher: Siren Publishing (August 9, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Kyle Abbot is tired of being sexually harassed in his own pack. The man after him only wants him to try to become the pack Alpha, and Kyle’s not about to let that happen. His only choice for escape without shaming his entire family would be to take a mate with one of the dragons on the mountain.

Aiken never wanted to be mated again. After watching his previous mate be tortured and killed right in front of him, he never wants to tie himself to another ever again.

When the high dragon comes to him and asks him this favor, he cannot refuse.

At the sight of his future mate being sexually harassed by another, however, Aiken’s protective instincts come roaring back to life. Kyle belongs to him and no one else. Aiken wants to prove that to the wolf in bed, if only he can overcome the feeling that he’s betraying his former lover.

Purchase Link:  http://www.bookstrand.com/hold-on-were-going-home

Review: This is book seven in the Of Dragons and Wolves series and they need to be read in order. Most of the characters are mentioned a bit in the previous books and it also gives you an insight into their world. A world that will fascinate you and have you falling in love. This story will make you cry just a little bit. I love the way the characters just mix with the right amount of chemistry and passion. They also have a bit of attitude.

Kyle is a wolf shifter whose family had decided that some of the brothers needed to mate with the dragon shifters for peace. His younger brothers were happily mated to them already. Even though he agreed, he still didn’t like it. Not the idea of mating but the fact that it wasn’t really a choice. He had been sexually harassed by an elder and he wanted it stopped.

The problem was nothing could be done otherwise it would make his father look weak or not in control of his sons. He was afraid of what his mate would be like, but when he got a look not only was he liking what he saw but of what his attitude would be like. Aiken surprised him all the way around.

Aiken didn’t mind the fact that he was protecting Kyle, but he felt like he was betraying his mate that had died. He also thought he was betraying Kyle by still loving Alex. However when these two do get to the hot stuff it sets the bed sheets on fire.

I loved this book and cannot wait to read the next book. It gave me everything I could want in a story. Hot and sexy men, wolf shifters, dragon shifters, feisty mates, strong dragons, passion and fire, excitement and dangerous situations. It gave me that and a lot more.

I would recommend reading this book especially if the idea of two very head strong men fall in love.

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Forever Mates: Stefan & Bay by Stormy Glenn

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Series: Forever Mates Book 3

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Contemporary/ Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter

Length: Novella (95 Pages)

ISBN: 978-1-63258-269-0

Publisher: Siren Publishing (September 4, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: The joy Stefan felt upon finding his forever mate was overshadowed by the sorrow that filled him at his mate’s rejection. Bay wanted nothing to do with him. Being the shy one in his family, Stefan’s lack of social skills left him confused as to how to bridge the gap between them.

Bay Stanton knew he had found the sexiest man he’d ever seen the second he laid eyes on Stefan. It was just too bad that his personality didn’t match, or so Bay believes when Stefan lies to him, a sin Bay finds nearly impossible to forgive. As difficult as it is for them both, when trouble threatens their mating, can they depend on each other or will the lies and misunderstandings be bigger than the danger?

Purchase Link:  http://www.bookstrand.com/forever-mates-stefan-bay

Review: This is book three in the Forever Mates series and they need to be read in order. Each romantic character you come across in this series is told about in the first book so you will learn about each character just a bit more with each story. It also gives you a wonderful read and an amazing insight into a world that you will find yourself wanting to be lost in.

I have always loved the paranormal world and this book doesn’t change that in fact it strengthens it even more. Stormy always gives you a book that you will find yourself captured in and wanting to stay. She also gives you characters that you will fall in love with.

Bay is a tender, loving and very affectionate young man, but he can give you an attitude that will have you cheering him on. Him and his four best friends decide to stop in and have a drink. Their only problem was it was a backwards location so their fears were up there just a bit more. Lots of homophobic people living in the boondocks but his best friend said to go for it. Oh he went for it all right and comes out with a mate that had lied to him.

Ok he didn’t know he was his mate nor did he know that they were shifters and couldn’t give diseases, but in a way his long time fear could over ride his brain sometimes. However he loved the way Stefan loved on him. Now all he had to do is to get over his anger. Stefan had wanted his mate, even before he met him. Now he has found the sexy little man, he wanted him for life. Unfortunately his lack of social skills has made it just a bit harder to keep his mate.

When Stefan is hurt, Bay is the one that takes care of him. Now all he has to do is to show his mate that he will forever love him. I loved this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next story.

I would recommend reading it, especially if you love sexy men, tiger shifters, mighty mates, crazy attitudes, hot sex, passionate glances, excitement, adventure, action and danger. It gives you that and so much more. I can see myself reading this story more than once. It was that good. It has a serious tone to it but there is so much humor also.

For the Living by L.A. Witt

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Series: N/A

Author: L.A. Witt

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (248 Pages)

Publisher: L.A. Witt (April 4th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: For the last year, Jay Warren has struggled to find the nerve to tell his wife he’s gay. He’s ashamed of hiding it all this time and he doesn’t want to hurt her, so every time he gets the chance to tell her, he freezes up. The guilt has been almost unbearable, but when his wife dies suddenly, Jay’s conscience threatens to eat him alive.

Funeral director Scott Lawson deals with the bereaved every day of his life, and he’s also all too familiar with the inside of the closet. He offers Jay some much-needed compassion and understanding, and from that, connection comes a friendship that quickly–perhaps too quickly–turns into something more. But are grief, guilt, and loneliness the only things tying them together? Or will Scott get tired of being used as an emotional crutch before Jay realizes what he has?

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/For-The-Living-L-Witt/dp/1611249163

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: I can’t imagine Jay’s regret, but the author does a pretty good job. I know that emotions are powerful and distracting after the death of a loved one, so it was not unrealistic of Jay to find himself quickly attached to Scott right away.

The attraction between the two seems natural, quickly developing and the sexual tension hot for many reasons. From natural chemistry to Jay’s restraint and denial all these years.

The turmoil between family members, when someone dies in an unexpected and tragic way, is often unexpected, hurtful and even violent. So it was not surprising to see how Jays’ in-laws treated him. I even understood what his in-laws were feeling.

The real interesting part of this plot was how the writer even has me as a reader in denial about Jay’s motives and feelings. To miss the fact that he was not grieving the real loss here and possibly using Scott as a distraction, which was silently lurking in the background the whole time and the eventual blowup…that was the climax of this story.

A fast read and a quick romance, For the Living had some nail-biting moments along with some very steamy scenes and warm and fuzzy relationship developments. Witt had my attention though the whole plot. A good rainy weather read for sure.

Touch of Salar by Alexis Duran

touch_of_salar3Title: Touch of Salar
Series: Masters and Mages, #1
Author: Alexis Duran
Genre: Fantasy
Length: Novella (98 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (June 17th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: In a world ruled by tyrannical kings and fickle gods, the young monk M’lan finds himself at the center of royal intrigue as his healing powers attract the attention of his superiors. When he learns the handsome warrior whose body he’s tending to is not only a noble, but also a king’s assassin, any attachment to him might prove fatal.

Despite the danger, he can’t stop himself from falling in love. Can he risk the abandon of passion when a slip of the tongue might force his lover to execute him?

Major Jamil Jarka comes to the temple with one intention—heal his wounds so he can return to the fight against the rebellion. When the monk assigned to him turns out to be stunningly attractive, he sees this as a pleasant distraction, no more. But soon he finds himself becoming obsessed with M’lan and is torn between the fear of betrayal and the lure of love.

Sinister forces strive to turn the monk and the warrior against each other—a conflict neither will survive if they cannot trust their lives to love and the healing power of Salar.

Product Linkhttp://www.loose-id.com/touch-of-salar.html
ISBN: 978-1-62300-065-3
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: M’lan is a handsome monk who has powerful healing powers that he is only allowed to use on Nobles and Warriors. He was taken from his home at fourteen years and has lived at the monetary ever since. The monks never know their patients names, as it’s safer for everyone not to know. One of his patients is Major Jamil Jarka. He quickly rises to fifth level and becomes aware of deceit in the monetary.

Sexy Major Jamil Jarka is an assassin for the king. He was struck down by his teacher at fifteen so he was unable to become what he wanted to be. After being injured, he seeks the healing power of the monks and is immediately intrigued by the monk who heels him, Ma’lan. It is dangerous to seduce the monk but he can’t help himself and so the chase begins.

I really didn’t know what to expect as I started reading this story, as I have not read anything by this author before. I was immediately entranced with it. Well written book that kept my attention from start to finish. Full of drama, mystery, deceit, action, and a monk and a noble warrior who try, and fail to, fight their feelings for one another while at the same time try to discover who the traitor is in their midst. The details of Salar and Ka’alar were amazing. The sex between M’lan and Jamil was intense and hot.

Fantastic read. Can’t wait to read the next one to find out what happens next.

Indecision by Marcy Jacks

indecisionTitle: Indecision
Series: Of Dragons and Wolves, #8
Author: Marcy Jacks
Genre: Ménage a Trois/ Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (124 Pages)
ISNB: 978-1-63258-228-7
Publisher: Siren Publishing (August 23, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: After being kidnapped and supposedly murdered, Kendrick Ainsley has finally been reunited with the love of his life, warrior dragon Roman of the Firethorn Clan. Though months have passed, and they appear to be getting back on track with their relationship.

Or are they? While Roman was hunting the man who murdered his lover, Clatcher, another dragon warrior, kept him from going insane. Roman fell into dark times, and Clatcher prevented him from falling apart, and Roman is having a difficult time hiding how much he misses the warrior.

Kendrick understands. He really does. He was gone for many months, and Clatcher is everything he is not, a dragon who can watch Roman’s back in battle, handsome, and independent. Kendrick doesn’t want his mate to choose, so he will choose for them. He suspects that Roman mated with both Clatcher and Kendrick, and Kendrick wants to try a relationship between the three of them, before they break apart for good.

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

Review: This is book eight in this series and they should be read in order. Each story sort of talks about characters in future books. They even show you what happened to put them in the place that they are in now. It also gives you an insight into their amazing world, a world that will have you falling in love. It caught my attention from the moment I opened the book and kept it all the way to the end.

Marcy gives you a story that makes you feel like you are right there with them and going through what the same thing with them. I have read each of these books more than once. Now we all know that when two men get together it is hot, but when three men get together it is out of this world.

Kendrick and Roman had been happily mated, although to do so they had left their world behind. Then they had came back but built a home for themselves, until Kendrick was killed by another shifter. Roman had left for revenge and another dragon had followed him. Clatcher had loved Roman for a very long time, but he had kept it to himself when Roman had mated Kendrick. After getting away from the hunters, they were both injured. Another dragon and his mate had found them, shocked to the core they brought them both back to the castle.

Then Roman and Clatcher had found out that Kendrick was not dead. Oh his body was gone, but his spirit had joined with a fox. So now Kendrick was not a dragon shifter but a fox shifter. Clatcher had bowed out, because he knew that Roman and Kendrick was madly in love. However Kendrick was having doubts. He knew about Clatcher and Roman.

The fact that the two men had been together after his death. Things were not working the way he thought. So after witnessing a kiss between Roman and Clatcher he knew something had to change. That something was not for an ending between the two but a uniting of the three.
This was a very hot story, although it will have you in tears with the pain that the three men feel. To love one so much and then to lose them is a horrible feeling. Then to find love again is amazing, although Roman had not admitted it.

Then to find out that the man you thought was dead was not in fact dead and having to choose between the two men was a painful experience. Here was a mate that had such a big heart that he had been willing to let the man he loved go, then decide that he can love a another is amazing. I wonder sometimes if three people can truly love each other enough to keep them together but when I come across a story like this I find that miracles do happen.

I loved this story and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. This story will have you sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for what happens next. I loved this book and I know that you will too. It gives you not two but three sexy men, shifters, passion and fire, excitement, adventure and danger.

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My Favorite Uncle by Marshall Thornton

myfavoriteuncle_100dpi_cvrTitle: My Favorite Uncle
Author: Marshall Thornton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (312 pages)
Publisher: Wilde City Press (June 25th 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2.5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Martin Dixon’s carefully constructed, peaceful life is turned upside down when his super Christian eighteen-year-old nephew Carter shows up unexpectedly on his doorstep and announces he’s gay. Martin’s first impulse is to send him back to his parents. But when he discovers that Carter has been in a mental hospital to cure his gay-ness he realizes he’s stuck with the boy.

Unfortunately, the two get on each other’s nerves, each driving the other to distraction. Independently, however, they each arrive at the same conclusion. The other would be much less annoying if he only had… a boyfriend.

Purchase Link: http://www.wildecity.com/books/gay-mainstream/my-favorite-uncle/#.VBjMRvldVGQ

Review: Martin Dixon’s predictably scheduled life quickly turns chaotic when his 18-year-old nephew shows up on his doorstop. Young Carter sort of ran away from one of those ‘fix the gay’ places and went to the only person he could think of that would help him. His gay uncle, of course! A sort of dark hilarity ensues as Martin tries to steer his young, inexperienced and naive nephew in the right direction.

Carter quickly makes friends with a transgender woman at work, Buffy, and catches the eye of an older suitor, Henry. At first, Carter looks at Henry as a suitable man for his uncle, but comes to realize that Henry actually has eyes for him. Of course, Uncle Martin does not like the idea of his nephew dating someone who is twice his age, and he has no idea how to talk to the teenager. He winds up doing more harm than good in the beginning, and winds up pushing Carter away.

At the same time Martin is trying unsuccessfully to be somewhat of a parent to Carter, he meets someone and his ex makes a re-appearance in his life. The question remains, can a middle-aged single guy with a loner persona take on the issues and drama that come with a gay, horny teenager? I guess we are about to find out!

While the concept of this story intrigued me, the execution was lacking. I found myself skimming in several places where the story was overly descriptive. There was a lack of romantic connection between any of the couples, and the few times I think, there was supposed to be some passion between characters, it didn’t translate well in the writing. I enjoyed the humour that was peppered throughout though. Whether it was Carter’s snarky comments for his uncle or the friendship between Martin and his best friend, the comedic turns were well done.

I’m torn with this one, it was just an okay read for me. I think, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, that were the story a hundred or so pages shorter and some of the overly descriptive text removed, it would change the outcome of this read for me. If you are a fan of Thornton’s other works and ready for a bit of a funny read, this book might work better for you.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

How to Train Your Dom in Five Easy Steps by Josephine Myles

HowToTrainYourDomInFiveEasySteps72lgTitle: How to Train Your Dom in Five Easy Steps

Series: N/A

Author: Josephine Myles

Genre: Contemporary/BDSM

Length: Novel (295 Pages

Publisher: Samhain Publishing (September 23rd, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes the little head really does know best.

Jeff White’s needs are simple. All he wants is a submissive to help him explore the dominant side that his ex-girlfriend couldn’t handle. Problem is, inexperience in both dating and domming has resulted in a string of rejections.

What he needs is an experienced sub willing to show him the ins and outs of controlling a scene. Unfortunately, the only one willing to take him on is male, and Jeff is straight. One hundred percent, never-gonna-happen straight.

Easygoing painslut Eddie Powell doesn’t care that Jeff is younger, working class, and shorter. Eddie likes a bit of rough, and Jeff fits the bill perfectly. The trick will be convincing him to follow Eddie’s five-step training program—which would be easy if Eddie wasn’t starting to have feelings for the rough-around-the-edges landscaper.

Once Jeff lays his hands on Eddie, things definitely get out of hand. But it’ll take more than hot, sweaty, kinky sex to persuade him to come out of the closet—especially to himself…

Product Link: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/train-your-five-easy-steps-p-73624.html

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: Hot, sweet, fun and a bit of pain for both body and soul are dished up by Jeff as he’s trained my his male sub Eddie.
I’m not huge on the gay-for-you plots, but this is more bi-for you, and the main character does not stay oblivious for long. Jeff has had some obvious marital and relationship problems and just can’t seem to figure out why.

Eddie sees the hot piece of rough meat that Jeff is and wants a bit right away. He manages to plot and scheme his way into Jeff’s bed, on his knees as a sub to help Jeff with his “problems” and introduces him into the finer tuned aspects of being a good Dom.

Before long, Eddie sees deeper layers to Jeff, layers he finds he’s starting to love and want a real bond with. Jeff is getting more and more confused each day by the fact that his successes in learning to become a better Dom are with a guy. But he finds himself attracted to more than submissive behavior in Eddie, he enjoys their banter, their easy friendship, and yes, Eddies sexual response to him.

The closer they grow together, the more nervous Jeff gets about discovery, and also about accepting that he might just bit a bit gay (or a lot!!), and Eddie fears for his own heart.

Cant’ tell you much else without giving the drama away, but Five Easy Steps is a lot of sexual fun, and yet has plenty of “aww that’s sweet” moments in it. Some of the sexual scenes are a bit clinical feeling, but they are set up as lessons after all. Over all a good entertaining read with some fun British lingo.