Drawing Out His Wolf by Charlie Richards

4441DRAWINGOUTHISWOLF510-430x645Title: Drawing Out His Wolf
Series: Wolves of Stone Ridge, #25
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (122 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-4874-0062-0
Publisher: Extasy Books (September 21, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: On the Road: In order to come home, first you must leave it.

Deke Sommers knows staying with his boyfriend is a bad idea. Michael enjoys ménages just a little too much and often tries to get Deke to share someone with him. Deke is not interested. He gives Michael permission to occasionally enjoy them on his own as long as he’s safe and honest about it. Unfortunately, that’s not enough for Michael, and he surprises Deke by inviting a couple of friends to his apartment to play with him.

Deke does the only thing he can…he flees. Calling up his life-long friend, Dirk, who is traveling with his vampire lover, Deke asks for help. Dirk tells him to meet him in Stone Ridge. There, Deke once again sees Luther Caldwell, a wolf shifter he met over lunch in Las Vegas months ago and hasn’t been able to get out of his mind since. Except, Luther is straight, or in the closet, isn’t he?

When Luther is neither shy nor reticent upon their meeting, claiming they are mates, can Deke trust another dominant male?

Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/drawing-out-his-wolf/

Review: This is book twenty-five in this series and they need to be read in order. The characters for each story will be talked about just a bit in previous books. It also gives you an insight into their amazing world and lives. A world that you will find yourself captivated in. A world that I found myself wishing I were living in. How they stand up for each other and protect the ones that are not as strong as the alpha is.

The characters all come off as wonderful men that you would want to stand besides. Most of the shifters all come off as dominate but the mates are cared for. Although in a couple of books it is in fact the human mates that are the dominate ones.

Deke had just come out of an abusive situation. In fact, he downright fled to safety. His boyfriend was in to ménages and he was not. He had done some, but actually hated it. However his boyfriend hadn’t taken no for an answer and Deke ran. After contacting his friend, he headed to Stone Ridge.

Where he came across a man that he had not been able to get out of his mind the last time they had met.Luther was one sexy man, and Deke wasn’t too sure if he was straight or not. Luther had said that he had a daughter and had run for the hills.
Luther was a dominate shifter and afraid of what his daughter would say if she found out that he had a male mate. When the dangers come for Deke, Luther knew he would do anything to protect his mate.

I love this story, but then again when Charlie puts out a book, I am usually the first one to grab it. She gives you characters that will have you falling in love. This story has a serious tone to it, but it does have a bit of humor to it. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. I would recommend reading this, if you love sexy men, strong shifters, gorgeous humans, excitement, a bit of adventure and dangerous situations.

Lawson’s Human by Olivia Black

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Series: Silver Bullet, #10
Author: Olivia Black
Genre: Contemporary/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (70 pages)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Inc. (July 12th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Lawson Decker doesn’t want a human mate. From past experience, he knows that humans don’t feel the mate bond as strongly as paranormals. But fate has other plans for the tattooed shifter. He’s thrown a curve ball when he realizes that Matthew McKenzie belongs to him. He tries to deny the man, but it’s impossible especially when Matthew shows up at The Castle.

Matthew McKenzie went to The Castle to check on his younger brother, Sloan, and Sloan’s mate, Tucker. When he spots Lawson, there is an undeniable spark between them, but the man runs off before they can exchange a single word. Disappointed, Matthew tries to ignore the feeling of rejection until a giant wolf crashes through the window and sinks his teeth into Matthew’s shoulder.

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/lawsons-human

ISBN: 978-1-62741-995-6

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Lawson Dawson is a sexy wolf shifter who is shocked that his mate is a human. He doesn’t want a human for a mate after what happened to his brother. So he fights the mating instincts until his wolf takes control from him.

Matthew Mckenzie is a handsome young man who is Sloan’s older brother. When he first sees Lawson, he starts feeling things he doesn’t understand. After Lawson bites him while in his wolf form, he is totally shocked at what happens to him.

This story has a surprise in it I never saw coming, but was delighted to read about. I loved the way Lawson’s wolf couldn’t fight his instincts despite what Lawson thought or wanted. The details of Matthew’s change were beautiful. Hot passionate intimate scenes between Matthew and Lawson.

Great read.

The Hunter’s Omega Mate by Marcy Jacks

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Series: DeWitt’s Pack, #2
Author: Marcy Jacks
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (84 pages)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc (September 21, 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: When Tristan Scott ran away from his pack to avoid the roving eye of a cruel alpha, he never expected to save the life of Isaac Foster as he was drowning in the river, nor did he think the gorgeous man with purple eyes would be his mate, or a hunter of werewolves.

Isaac has hunted werewolves ever since watching his family being murdered as a kid. He hasn’t had time for relationships, but there’s something about Tristan he can’t get enough of. Their easy time together is shattered when they’re attacked and Tristan is forced to transform to defend them. Isaac cannot believe it, and threatens to kill Tristan should the two ever meet again. But meet they do.

They cannot separate themselves from each other, regardless of their enemy status, and soon they must decide whether or not a hunter really can love a werewolf without it jeopardizing both of their lives.

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/the-hunters-omega-mate
ISBN: 978-1-62241-515-1
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: Tristan, a handsome omega wolf, meets sexy Isaac who’s a hunter and his mate, after saving him from drowning. They get to know each other better and have wild passionate sex. The next day they run into Tanner, another alpha’s brother who wants Tristan in his harem. Tanner tries to take Tristan but Isaac interferes. Tristan ends up transforming into his wolf to try to protect Isaac. Isaac ends up killing Tanner but is mad that Tristan is a wolf so he sends him away.

Tristan runs back to James pack to warn them about the hunters in the area and to accept Deacon’s offer to be in his harem to stop his attacks on the pack. The hunters find them during Tristan’s initiation ceremony into Deacon’s pack.

This book was wonderfully written. Love, passion, adventure, action, and drama are all throughout this story. I loved how smoothly the story unfolded. It was a fantastic read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves paranormal books.

Dawg Days ~ Torquere Anthology

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Series: Anthology

Author: edited by Elizabeth L. Brooks with stories from Julia Talbot, Jae Christopher, V.L. Locey, Winnie Jerome, Mychael Black, Cecil Wilde, M. Lee, Tray Ellis, Rob Rosen, L.J. Hamlin and Lorne Rodman

Genre: Anthology: Paranormal/Fantasy/Contemporary and lots of Shifters.

Length: 219 pages

ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-61040-796-0

Publisher: Torquere Press (August 20th, 2014)

Heat Level: All Levels

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: In “Photorealism” by Julia Talbot, nature photographer July has no idea the wolf he’s obsessed with is also a man. In “Black, One Sugar” by Jae Christopher, David blurts out a secret over his morning coffee that could threaten his relationship with Aaron. Romance, fantasy, and danger are just over the next dune in “Night of the Jackal” by V.L. Locey. In “Raising Cain” by Winnie Jerome, a gamer meets a too-good-to-be-true hottie with a secret. In Mychael Black’s “Thrill of the Hunt,” wolf shifter Keeran finds more than he bargains for when he meets Saul Alliaume. In “Tea and Werewolves” by Cecil Wilde, Sev knows there’s more to his newest customer than meets the eye.

In “Packbond“by M. Lee, romance blossoms between Alex and Troy until a stranger with dangerous links to Troy’s past arrives on their doorstep. In “Nuts, Bolts, and Chihuahuas” by Tray Ellis, TJ and Arlo are each expected to take up their respective family businesses, but for Arlo it’s a job with real bite. Rob Rosen’s “The Dingo Ate My Dildo” is mystical, magical tale of love, lust, and things that howl in the night. In “Paw Prints on My Skin” by L.J.Hamlin, sexy werewolf tattoo artist Zack meets cute Labrador shifter Tobias. In “Search and Rescue” by Lorne Rodman, Shapeshifters Clancy needs a new partner for search and rescue work.

Purchase Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76&products_id=4251

Review: Overall, this is a very good collection of shifter stories. There is a little something for everyone, serious, humorous, sweet and really hot. I recommend the anthology but I put my individual reviews and links below so you can pick and choose our favorites if you wish.

“Photorealism” by Julia Talbot, ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
July is on a photography journey to photograph Moose in the wild. A beautiful wolf that seems to be following him and perhaps even playing with him captivates him.
I thought this was a very good story. I was intrigued by
I thought this was a very sexy and sweet story I loved it!
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4257

“Black, One Sugar” by Jae Christopher- ♥♥♥♥ 4 HeartsDavid and Aaron have just begun dating when David blurts out his secret.
I liked the concept that Lycanthropy was a disease. It was almost as if it’s similar to AIDS. I liked the way these two men discussed and dealt with the topic. I found it a very sexy interesting story.
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4252
“Night of the Jackal” by V.L. Locey ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
I thought this was a beautifully written story. Is a fabulous tale of survival and love. I also liked that it dealt with a different kind of shifter and established couples. I loved it. It’s sweet and sexy as well.
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4253

“Raising Cain” by Winnie Jerome ♥♥ 2 Hearts
This doesn’t happen to me often but I just didn’t get this story. It focused so much on the gaming that it felt the shifter part was just thrown in there. I felt it wasn’t very cohesive and I never really was unable to connect to either character. However, if you are a big gaming fan you may like this story a lot. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4258

Mychael Black’s “Thrill of the Hunt,” ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
I loved this story. It’s rather dark but I loved the take on the finding of a mate, trusting the enemy type story. I found this story very intriguing. There is lots of action and some twists. A very compelling short story.
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4262

“Tea and Werewolves” by Cecil Wilde, ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
I thought this was a very cute, sweet story. It has a slightly different take on the pack hierarchy and being born or bitten. I would love to read a full story on these guys.
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4260

“Packbond”by M. Lee, ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
I loved this story. I liked that it was set with humans knowing about Werewolves. I loved the story line and all the characters. I had one issue and it was about the bond between Ethan and Alex. I would have loved more on what happens with Ethan and Alex after all the action that was seemed to be left out. I would live to see this in a full-length story. http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4255

Nuts, Bolts, and Chihuahuas” by Tray Ellis♥♥♥♥ 4 HeartsI absolutely loved this story. I loved that this was an entirely different take on shifters. It is so cute and sweet and lots of fun. I would have liked to read more it seemed to end abruptly.
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4254

Rob Rosen’s “The Dingo Ate My Dildo♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
This is a short, sassy, and steamy hot story. I love Rob Rosen and he didn’t let us down with this story. I just wish it were longer. He definitely left me wanting more.
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4261
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“Paw Prints on My Skin” by L.J.Hamlin ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
I really loved the different type of shifters in this story. It was very hot and sexy and yet had a softer side too.
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4256

“Search and Rescue” by Lorne Rodman♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
I loved that there was a lot more storyline to this one. I liked the interaction of characters and the take on a telepath and shifter teaming up to find people. Great story and also hot!
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4259

In From the Cold by Cat Grant

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Series: A Courtland Novella
Author: Cat Grant
Genre: Contemporary /Interracial
Length: Novella (91 pages)
Publisher: Cat Grant Books (September 15th 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: For all the Courtland fans clamoring for the next generation…
Cold and sick, Seth Thompson must fight through a snowstorm to get home. Seth’s unconventional upbringing taught him to always reach out to strangers in need, and Iranian engineering student Bilal al-Mansoori is no exception. Being trapped together leads to an unexpected mutual attraction—and a feverishly hot night under the covers.

But Bilal needs more than simply a rescue from the weather—he’s trapped under lifetime of cultural pressures. His strict Muslim father and fellow Iranian students have no clue about his inner torment. His attraction to Seth isn’t a welcome discovery—instead he’s trapped between the existence he’s always known and the prospect of living and loving openly for the first time in his life.

Note: This story stands alone—no need to have read the prior Courtland books

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Courtland-Novella-Cat-Grant-ebook/dp/B00MQ99CJI

Review: Seth Thompson lives an open and accepted lifestyle, completely opposite from the life Bilal is forced to lead. Seth was raised by a very unconventional family that is comprised by two dads and one mom, as a threesome. So to say Seth and his family are open-minded would likely be an understatement.

In contrast, Bilal was born and raised as a practicing Muslim. His family would disown him and his country would see him dead if they knew his secret. None the less, Seth reaches out and offers assistance to Bilal when he sees him first at the clinic, then at the pharmacy and finally stuck in the early falling snow at the bus stop.
Seth offers Bilal a warm place to stay and wait out the storm outside, not knowing about the storm raging inside the young man.

Soon enough the mutual attraction and being trapped inside due to the storm, in a small confined space, brings the feelings Bilal fights so hard to suppress to the surface. But once the storm clears and Bilal goes home, will he maintain the newfound friendship? Or go back to living a shadow of a life, being everything that is expected of him, and nothing that he wants to be.

Opposites attract is the heir apparent in this short story that is all about finding your way and being who you are. There was a decent amount of back-story for so few pages, and though brief, you do get a glimpse into the lives of each young man. I haven’t read the series this story stemmed from, but I still easily followed along and didn’t feel like I was missing anything. Not necessarily a HEA ending, more of a HFN, and the ending was a little abrupt.

Overall, a really good story that kept my attention throughout, I hope there is more to come for these two from Ms. Grant.

A New Kind of Life by Marcy Jacks

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Series: Of Dragons and Wolves, #10
Author: Marcy Jacks
Genre: Erotic Gay Romance/Contemporary/ Ménage a Trois/ Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (120 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63258-386-4
Publisher: Siren Publishing (September 20, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Dragon warrior Clatcher Reyes is still getting used to his new relationship. The one where he is with two men. He loves Roman, the former leader of the dragon warriors, and Kendrick, the playful fox shifter, but Clatcher fears he is the third wheel, and his fears are becoming noticeable to the men he loves.

Kendrick Ainsely knew that Roman mated with the both of them, and then Kendrick found himself loving Clatcher as well. Now he needs to show Clatcher that he is an equal part of their relationship, and so important that if he were to leave, nothing would ever be the same.

Roman cannot stand the thought of being separated from either man. He dealt with that before, and it nearly destroyed him. When an old stalker returns to the castle, intent on taking Kendrick for himself, Clatcher and Roman will work together to find their mate, before they lose a key piece of themselves forever.

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

Review: This was an amazing story. Each book in Of Dragons And Wolves 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. Now what is better than two sexy shifters getting it on, well three sexy shifters that’s what. I love this trio and was glad to read more about them. They first appear in the very beginning and they have their own story in one of the previous books. You can tell that they had difficulties in the other book. Kendrick and Roman were in love, Clatcher and Roman were in love however it had left Clatcher and Kendrick trying to catch up with their feelings.

Clatcher was feeling like the odd ball out. He knew in the beginning that he loved Roman, but that Roman was in love with Kendrick. He had figured to leave it be. When Kendrick was killed he helped his best friend get revenge. They had went from friendship to lovers while searching for Kendrick’s killer. Then Kendrick came back as a fox shifter.

It tore Clatcher up to lose the man he loved, but he knew that Kendrick and Roman belonged together. Then to his surprise Kendrick had cornered him, asked his feelings, then suggested them becoming a threesome. They were mates after all. Now he was left with the feeling that he was not really wanted.

Kendrick could see what Clatcher was up to. He would not seek him out if Roman was not with him, would spend time with him unless they were altogether. He at first thought it was because Clatcher didn’t really want him, but then he knew it was because Clatcher did not know where he stood when it came to being with Kendrick. Clatcher thought Roman would be mad, now it was left up to his two mates to show him he was indeed desired.

The dangers coming for Kendrick was still out there and they were coming for him. I loved this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. I love the way the dragons, wolves, the little fox shifter just seem to mingle together.

I would recommend reading this book especially if you love sexy men, hot shifters, ménages, passion and fire, smoking hot sex, excitement, angst and dangerous situations. It comes with all that and so much more. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.

Crazy from the Heat by Mercy Celeste

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Series: N/A
Author: Mercy Celeste
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (161 pages)
Publisher: MJC Press (April 17, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: Life is like high school.
For Grey Talbot teaching high school history was a choice. When a gorgeous blond punk of a kid walks into his class with attitude to spare, Grey fears his choice might just be his undoing.

High school kids kept getting younger and Paul Gaines stayed the same. Moving from one city narcotics unit to the next, his youthful looks and slender body made him a perfect undercover cop for the job.

Meeting the professor wasn’t part of the deal. The man was smart sexy and off-limits even if he was younger than Paul.

For Grey getting involved with one of his students, even if that student wore a badge meant playing with fire. Fire that could burn them both.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Heat-Mercy-Celeste-ebook/dp/B00JS2NHNS
Reviewer: Artemis

Review: When I first read the summary of this book, I was a little bit worried about the whole student/teacher concept. I’m not a huge fan of adults and underage kids in a romance book! But, we learn very early on in the book that Paul is not really a student but an undercover cop trying to bust a narcotics ring. Despite the big reveal to the professor, no one else can know so while there is the whole ‘forbidden’ relationship angst. It isn’t creepy for the reader to be reading about a student/teacher relationship.

I loved that the author gave Grey an outwardly prim and preppy attitude but a touch of bad boy underneath. I really think his character was perfect! Just enough concern for his students matched with a bit of attitude and a whole lot of sex appeal.

Paul is dedicated to his job as an undercover narcotics officer, although getting sick of playing the part of student because of his slim and youthful appearance. While he knows that falling for the professor is a no no, he just can’t seem to help himself!

There was a good balance in the book between Paul and Grey’s relationship and the investigation of the narcotics ring. I was definitely surprised at the outcome of the case but won’t go into details and spoil the story! I did think the end was a little bit rushed…I would have liked a bit more of a wrap up than we were given, although it ends with a HEA so I was happy.

The passion between these two characters is intense but the emotions are there, too. Nobody is jumping into bed right away and there was a nice buildup of both story and relationship before things get too serious.

I am always going to buy a Mercy Celeste book and definitely recommend this one as well. It is sweet and sexy with a great story line and wonderful attention to details. I loved it and will be reading it again…probably more than

Nerdy Little Secret by M.J. O’Shea Blog Tour, Guest Post & Review!

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Hey guys, we have M.J. O’Shea popping by with her newest release Nerdy Little Secret, from the series Coconut Cove. M.J. also chats about where she and Poppy got the inspiration for Coconut Cove so enjoy the post. ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Nerdy Little Secret

(Coconut Cove 02)

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M.J. O’Shea

Welcome to Coconut Cove where you’ll always find oiled beach bodies, palm trees, tropical drinks, and plenty of drama!

Coconut Cove is the hottest new sensation to sweep the nation — a gay teen drama filled to the brim with hot stars and even hotter action. It’s catching the public’s attention and winning their hearts. But all the drama, heartache, and life lessons aren’t just for the characters on the screen. The fledgling actors behind the scenes have more than their fair share of love and catastrophes. They may only play teens on TV but when it comes to romance, these twenty-somethings still have lessons to learn.

From the scheming ex determined to cash in on a rising star, to the hunky high school crush resurrected from ancient history—from the nice guy with a naughty past, to the snarky diva with attitude—there’s plenty of scandalous hidden affairs and seriously sexy demons hiding in just about everyone’s closet on Coconut Cove.

You just have to be ready to drink it in. Bottoms up … or should we say off?

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Underground: Special Teams by Sean Michael Blog Tour Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, today we have Sean Michael popping in with his newest release Underground: Special Teams, there’s a very tempting excerpt and a fantastic giveaway. So enjoy Lisa’s review (I think we converted her lol) and then click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~
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Underground: Special Teams

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Sean Michael

When Hunter Simms goes undercover at an underground BDSM party, the last thing he expects to see is SWAT’s leading shooter Keifer Magnessen bound, gagged, plugged and very naked. He is immediately drawn to Keifer, and wants to get to know his fellow cop better. Much better.

With such a high stress job, Keifer needs to give up control on his down time in order to decompress, but it’s a secret he holds close to his vest. So, when Hunter walks into his chosen place to submit, he tries to cut and run. Lucky for him, Hunter is shrewd, persistent and quite possibly just the Dom that Keifer needs.

Can these two strong men find a way to make their personal lives mesh?

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