Park’s Lot by Laura Harner

20876485Title: Park’s Lot

Series: Willow Springs Ranch, #5

Author: Laura Harner

Genre: Contemporary Western

Length: Novella (122 pages)

ISBN: 9781937252731

Publisher: Hot Corner Press (February 19, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: When vegan, peace-loving, social do-gooder Park Williams stumbles across the half-dead cattle rancher who has been sabotaging the Willow Springs Ranch in the name of a homophobic militia group…there’s only one thing to do. Save his life, then share his tent. Waking to find the man’s dick pressed against his ass is just a bonus.

Tanner Triplett is in trouble. Not the your-brother-is-a-sociopathic-murderer-and-you’re-his-next-victim sort of trouble. Not even the your-father-is-trying-to-overthrow-the-federal-government-and-you’re-going-to-jail-for-helping kind of trouble. No, this is the sort of trouble that comes when you wake up with stranger’s dick in your hand. Holy fuck. How is he going to get out of this?

A sudden need to run for their lives ought to do it.

Determined to make amends, Tanner leads Park to the relative safety of the WSR, where the biggest danger should be from gun-wielding cowboys seeking revenge. Tanner hadn’t counted on sharing a room with the exotically beautiful Park or the danger to his heart when the carefully erected walls protecting his secret come tumbling down.

Purchase Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-park039slotwsr5-1426016-340.html

Review: This is book 5 and I have to say the best yet. Where they ach do stand-alone well and there is sufficient backstory you can follow alone on this one I do recommend you read at least the last two Taking Chance and Hanging Chad or at least hanging Chad.

Park is a very unique man. He works for child abuse enforcement n Flagstaff and after his last case involving Chad Ollam, a gay teacher accused of abusing his students, Park has decided to retire and take a long needed vacation to find himself and what he wants to do with his life. He has two dogs Taco and Scooby and sets off to off grid camp farther south in Arizona near the Willow Springs Ranch. He stops to let the dogs out when Scooby stumbles across a man near dead.

Tanner Triplett has done some bad things. He has tried to be as little involved as possible in his father’s crazy schemes, but his brother has pushed until he feels hopeless. Left dying in the brush, he is surprised when a beautiful man and his dogs come across him and the man refuses to leave him, spouting stuff about fates, destiny and kismets and cartwheels. Tanner knows that Park will be in danger if he stays so he takes him to Willow Springs ranch knowing he will be sent to prison if they don’t kill him first.

This book is full of action from beginning to end. It pulls together a long ongoing mystery form the other books and introduces us to park and gives us more Tanner. I was also happy Ty, Cass and Chase all played more roles in this book too. I loved how Scooby and Taco and Park’s eccentricities lighten the angst, murder and mayhem of the plot. Park and Tanner’s story was worth the wait!

If you believe in destiny or fate, like ongoing westerns, ranchers, lawmen, cooks, Navy Seals, rodeo stars, mystery, suspense, dogs, vegans, hippies, and some hot mansex. This is definitely for you

Pride of Love by Kevin Dwyer

SKU-000915892Title: Pride of Love
Author: Kevin Dwyer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (146 pages)
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (June 3rd 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥1.5Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Pride-Love-Kevin-Dwyer-ebook/dp/B00KWV682G
Review: Twenty-five-year-old Jesse Coleman endures a heinous act on him. After the case is dropped, his mother, Claire, accedes to his request to move. Leaving behind his old life, he is left with a disturbing scar on his back. Hopelessness comes in on him and he takes off the bracelet that he has worn his whole life, which means something to him. Looking for a new beginning, Jesse who dresses differently meets Jaden who dresses like an outcast and the two fall in love with each other. With love from their mothers and good friend Liz, they try to bury their pasts behind them.

Jesse Coleman and his devoted mother have just uprooted their lives and moved to a new city, new house, a fresh start. Jesse was attacked on his way home from the store one night, left for dead, and then forced to face his attackers in court, only to have them get off scot-free due to lack of evidence. Jesse is withdrawn and depressed, so his mother acquiesces to his request to move, leaving behind her home, job, and friends for the sake of her son.

Their first day in their new home Jesse meets enigmatic Liz and another loner, Jared. They become fast friends, and soon Jesse and Jared confide in each other, grow quite close to one another. Both young men are scarred both physically and mentally. They seem to be perfect for each other, as they can understand each other like no one else can. Can their love for each other, the support, and love of their ever faithful mothers, and their best friend Liz help them come to terms with the violence that clouds their pasts?

This story had so much potential just from the cover and the synopsis. Rather immature writing, a host of errors and typos, and a confusing story line managed to ruin the overall experience in the end though. There were times when the author reversed the characters when writing, and the timetable or time frame didn’t add up with things said or described before or after a specific event.

I really, really wanted to like this story that was presented as a story about two young men that have been to hell and back only to find each other at the end. And the promise of a story where as both mother’s are fully supportive was something I was really looking forward to. Sadly, it did not come together in the end.

Human Rights by S.L. Armstrong

16173999Title: Human Rights
Author: S.L. Armstrong
Genre: M/M, M/F, alternate universe, anthropomorphic, fantasy, furry, inter species, slavery, sweet
Length: Novella (80 pages)
Publisher: Storm Moon Press (August 29, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5Hearts
Blurb: After landing in the pound after being abandoned by yet another family, Ewan is convinced he’s too old to be adopted out again. For a pet like him, the only fate left is to be put down. But when Sir Jiat—of the City Guard, no less—visits the pound, he goes straight to Ewan. Jiat prefers the more mature pets and treats Ewan better than he’s ever been treated by any previous owner. Ewan sleeps at the foot of his master’s bed, not on the floor or outside; he is given toys and other pets to play with and plenty of room to run; and he’s fed on a schedule and eats very well. But Ewan’s love for his master begins to change, to become something else, something more.

Plenty of pets have been killed over the years for acting on the feelings that Sir Jiat inspires, so he dares not express the desire building inside him. And yet, Ewan can’t help but notice that Sir Jiat has begun to act differently as well, more doting, treating Ewan almost as an equal. So even though the thing he wants more than anything is also their society’s greatest taboo, Ewan resolves that if he must die, he will die having felt, just once, the warmth of Sir Jiat’s soft fur pressed against his bare naked skin.

Product Link: http://www.stormmoonpress.com/books/Human-Rights.aspx

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Ewan a human pet, is adopted from the pound by Jiat, a jaguar city guard and secret member of an organization who wants equal rights for all. Ewan ends up falling in love with Jiat which is a death sentence if found out.

This story is about humans who are pets to anthropomorphics. It was interesting in the fact that everything is reversed as it is today. Except for the fact, that pets talk in the story. Glad everything worked out in the end, though it was heartbreaking when I thought they put Ewan to sleep.

Heartsblood by Shannon West

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Series: Dark Hollow Wolf Pack, #11
Author: Shannon West
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter/ Werewolves
Length: Novella (118 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63105-282-8
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing (July 7, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Nicky finally has the close connection with Marco he’s wanted for so long—the bloodlust—a rare and little understood phenomena that changes a pet into an alpha wolf. But Nicky’s bloodlust was given to him by his sworn and deadly enemy, Jeremy Tate, for reasons known only to him, and he soon discovers that the wolf inside him is dangerously insane.

When Gabe and Zack come to see the changes in Nicky, Gabe discovers something else about the wolf inhabiting Nicky’s body—something that threatens their friendship and causes Zack to attack Nicky. Will the alphas be able to tame and control this dangerous wolf or will it threaten not only Nicky and Marco’s relationship, but their lives as well?

Purchase Link: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=922

Review: This was an amazing story. Each book in the Dark Hollow Wolf Pack Series focuses 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. I loved it and I hated it. It doesn’t make sense when I feel like that. I hate the pain that these wolves go through.

The pain that Nicky always seems to be going through. When he was first changed and mated, Marco treated him like a pet, which is what they were called. Nicky helped show him that it was all wrong, but he had left Marco for a brief period of time. Then he and Marco lost their bloodmatch thanks to a crazy scientist. Marco pushed him away, dissolved their mating and he left. He drank and used drugs to help with the pain and loneliness. Then the crazy doctor shot him with a concoction that gave them bloodlust, a much stronger feeling then bloodmatch. He got bigger, stronger, and more temperamental. It also made him attracted to one of his best friends Gabe. He didn’t know what was happening.

Marco was a loss. He had lost Nicky more than once. He finally got his mate back, but a mate he didn’t really know. Nicky had changed more than just physical. He scared him a bit, but more that he could lose Nicky for good. Although it was Gabe that realized something about Nicky’s wolf. They were indeed two separate beings. What he discovered could destroy them all. Marco loved his mate and would die to save him. And Nicky realized he felt the same way.

Shannon’s stories always have this dark intent in them. I love the other ones more than this one. I love Nicky and Marco but I am tired of hearing about them and their pain. It feels like they are just not getting a break ever. It is still a great story though. Characters that will draw you in and will keep you with them. The story caught my attention from the start of the story and kept it all the way to the end. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Blood Pond Resurfacing by D.J. Manly

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Title: Blood Pond Resurfacing, 2nd edition
Series: Blood Pond, #2
Author: D.J. Manly
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella (174 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (August 24th, 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: When another head is found in Blood Pond, Detective August Greystone must try to keep his own head while searching for the killer. All this time, August and his lover Bruce Monkton have tried to put the past behind them and build a secure and happy future as a couple, only to be brutally reminded of the terrible circumstances that initially brought them together.

With few clues and even fewer witnesses, August feels like a fish out of water, trying to deal with the memories of his own brother’s murder years earlier. Bruce’s assertion that someone is after him also weighs heavily on his mind, making August wonder if Bruce is actually insane after all.

Questions never truly answered resurface along with the boy’s head in Blood Pond. Is a serial killer still on the prowl hunting for fresh victims, or has the murderous psychopath been at August’s side, and sharing his bed, all along?

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2018-Blood-Pond-Resurfacing.aspx
ISBN: 978-1-61124-654-4
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: Sexy Detective August Greystone is back in Whitefield to stop a killer from killing again. What he doesn’t realize is he drawn into a web of deceit and lies that span decades.

Handsome Bruce Monkton doesn’t want to go back to Blood Pond. He knows if he goes back to something terrible might happen to him or August.

Well written mystery with twists and turns all throughout that I never saw coming. The actual crimes were horrifying in their brutality. The hunt for a killer turned into uncovering that the person they thought was the killer in Blood Pond  was not the actual killer and that much more horrifying event’s that were taking place and more than one person involved.

It broke my heart and made me angry at what was being done to these young men at the expense of several others sick perversions and what was done to Bruce and his twin Clay when they young by someone who should’ve been protecting them.

I was honestly in shock by the end of the book and didn’t know what to write in this review. All in all, it was great read.

Death Gets a Boyfriend by Sophie Bonaste Blog Tour Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, guess who we have on the blog now… yes it’s Sophie Bonaste with her brilliant new release Death Gets a Boyfriend. Sophie lets us have a peek at a teaser and she is having a giveaway where there’s 2 copies of Death Gets a Boyfriend up for grabs, so what are you waiting for check out the post and then click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Death Gets a Boyfriend

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Sophie Bonaste

Death is in a lonely business. Since the beginning of time he’s been reaping souls then returning home to his little condo in the sky. It’s not a bad job. There are perks. But Death would kill to meet his soul mate, no pun intended.

Tommy Neilson is the next human slated for death. But when he can see Death, Tommy turns his whole world upside down. Curious, Death seeks Tommy out. The chemistry between the two is immediate and soon an unlikely romance starts to form. While Death may not be lonely anymore, he isn’t allowed to interact with humans. Consequently, he must make a choice: billions of souls or the one that makes being immortal worth it. 

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Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities by Lyn Gala with Exclusive Short Story!

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Hey guys! Look what we have today! We have Lyn Gala’s Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities and we have an exclusive short of Liam’s time when he was still on the front lines. So guys enjoy the post… you just gotta love an excellent science fiction story ❤ ~Pixie~

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Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities

(Claimings 02)

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Lyn Gala

Ondry and Liam have settled into a good life, but their trading is still tied up with humans, and humans are always messy. When political changes at the human base lead Ondry to attempt a difficult trade, the pair find themselves entangled in human affairs. Liam wants to help the people he left and the worlds being torn apart. He also wants to serve Ondry with not only the pleasures of the nest but also by bringing human profits.

Ondry has no hope of understanding human psychology in general, he only knows that he will hold onto his palteia with the last breath in his body, and he’d like to keep his status and his wealth too. Unfortunately, new humans bring new conflicts and he is not sure how to protect Liam. He does know one thing that humans seem to constantly forget—that the peaceful Rownt are predators and when their families are threatened, Rownt become deadly killers. Liam is his family, and Ondry will protect him with his last breath… assuming that he can recognize the dangers in time to do so.

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Damian’s Discipline by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hello again, we have K.C. Wells & Parker Williams popping by to show off the cover for their upcoming release Damian’s Discipline, they also give us a lovely teaser and a great giveaway. So check out that cover, browse the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Damian’s Discipline

(Collars & Cuffs 05)

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K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

The man who pimped Jeff may be in prison, but Jeff is still living the nightmare, selling himself to men and relying on pills to manage. Then he meets Scott, a young American man who could easily have been where Jeff is now. Scott’s friends extend a helping hand to Jeff, and he grabs it.

Leo and Thomas bring Jeff to stay with Dom Damian Barnett until they can find him someplace more long-term. Still grieving from losing his sub to cancer two years before, Damian agrees to help. But when he glimpses the extent of the damage, Damian wants to do more than offer his guestroom. Jeff is not a submissive, but Damian can see he desperately needs structure in his life.  It’s up to Damian to find an answer.

He never expects that what he discovers will change both their lives.

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From Chicago With Love Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, we are happy to present the cover for the upcoming book from the authors attending GayRomLit 2014 in Chicago in October which Cate Ashwood is arranging. We are also blessed with Pride Promotions sponsoring the giveaway so don’t forget to click that Rafflecopter link in appreciation ❤ ~Pixie~

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Writing is a solitary activity, and yet authors would be useless without readers to devour the words they create. GayRomLit brings the two together; a community made up of people with different tastes and styles, from all over the world, all with one thing in common: a passion for romance.

From science fiction to urban fantasy, from historical to paranormal to contemporary, enjoy an eclectic collection of stories and excerpts from the authors attending GayRomLit 2014 in Chicago.

This is an exclusive at GRL 2014 in Chicago with more than 80 of the Featured and Supporting Authors of GRL

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