Dragon & Flame by Zoe Perdita

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Series: Haven City, #6

Author: Zoe Perdita

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (210 Pages)

Publisher: Zoe Perdita (September 28, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: Rory Sullivan thinks he has it all, until his boyfriend breaks his heart and the new landlord raises the rent on his bar. A chance meeting with Jin Yue, a rich dragon, gives Rory hope. Jin promises Rory he can save the bar and get even with his ex – for a price.

All Rory has to do is pretend to be in a relationship with Jin. Rory’s bad boy nature and the desire for some no-strings-attached sex make the idea way too intriguing. Even if Rory’s brain thinks it’s a bad idea, his cock heartily disagrees.

Problem is, Jin Yue might be all kinds of hot, but he’s also Haven City’s one and only crime boss – sexy, powerful and deadly. Now Rory is tied to Jin until the dragon’s mission is complete, regardless of assassination attempts, hunters or the cops.

Jin Yue won the gang war, but the battle for Haven City isn’t over.

Enter Rory Sullivan – the tatted up fire mage who can help Jin lay claim to his rightful territory. However, things don’t turn out the way Jin plans. Rory pushes all the right buttons and riles up Jin’s dragon instincts. The fire mage is the farthest thing from Jin’s type, but the heat between them sets Jin’s blood on fire.

They’re playing a dangerous game that puts both of their hearts and lives on the line. While the passion between Jin and Rory sizzles, can a relationship built on deceit grow into something more?

ISBN: 978-1-50252-552-9

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Flame-Haven-City-Series-ebook/dp/B00O0GS1PG
Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in Haven City collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. It gives you an insight into their amazing world and their lives.

This is probably one of my favorite paranormal romance series around. It gives you a lot more expressions and thoughts that most do. Usually when you read a story, you can tell whether the author was truly in to the story or if they were just rushing to get it done. Now there were some problems with it but mainly in the proofreading part. Words that should not be there and a little bit of spelling, but other than that, it was amazing. I got a big kick out of Rory. He seems to have that extra bit of spunk in him.

Rory and his twin owned a bar, but they didn’t own the land that it was on. No that went to a new owner, one that was a total ass who got to raise the rent whenever he wanted. Not that he had met the man yet. He even took on a bit of extra work on the side to help pay for things. If he had not taken that job, he wouldn’t be in the mess he is in now. Nor would he have met his mate. A dragon that seemed to be hiding quite a bit, more power than one man should have and turned him on faster than any man should be allowed.

Yin wanted to use Rory to make Rory’s ex pissed off and drop his guard. He wanted the deed to the lands so he can build on it to make Haven better, but Rory’s ex wanted it for another reason, mainly greed. The problem was he started having feelings for the man. A powerful dragon such as he, is falling for a fire mage. Some might get a kick out of that. Now all he had to do is to keep them alive. It would seem someone has it in for them.

This was a blast to read. I got a kick out of it and cannot wait to read more from this amazing author. It gave me everything I could want in it, which included some very hot sex. I mean tantalizing, passionate, full of fire sex. It also gave me mages, dragon shifters, excitement, bribes, deaths, violence, lots of danger, deceit, and surprises. It gave me that and so much more. I loved this story and can’t wait to read the next book. It had captured my attention from the moment I started reading it and kept it all the way to the end.
 
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Eternal Fires, Eternal Love by Lynn Stark

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Series: White Horse Clan #1
Author: Lynn Stark
Genre: Paranormal / Ménage a Trois
Length: Novella (97 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc (April 5th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: After the murder of his mate and children, warhorse shifter Ian MacLauchlan lived alone, all but letting the world pass him by for fifty years. His former bond mate, vampire Malcolm MacNair, made a point of visiting Ian, unable to forget what they had shared at one time. Though they are still mates, they no longer have the unique bond that only a third mate can help them achieve. There is no guarantee that they will ever find another mate to complete them.

During the medieval faire they operate to provide them with an income, Ian and Malcolm catch the very unexpected and elusive scent of their mate. Ian is reluctant to discover its source, not wanting to relive the pain, until Malcolm reminds him of what they have been missing.

What they find is an adorable gibbon shifter, their future, and another chance to love for an eternity.

ISBN: 978-1-62741-573-6

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/eternal-fires-eternal-love

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

Ian is an Alpha warhorse shifter and Malcolm is a vampire. They have known each other for over a thousand years. Fifty years ago, they shared a mate and three children who were murdered. Since then Ian and Malcolm have been separated, but still come together every year at least to run the medieval fair. During this year’s fair, they scented their new mate. It turns out to be Danny, a twenty-one-year old rare gibbon shifter.

At the start, things do not go easily. Danny is very scared at first to be mated to an Alpha and a vampire. He has only heard rumors before. The hardest one for Danny to accept is an Alpha can make him pregnant.

Ian and Malcolm take their mating slowly for Danny and answer all his questions to help him get over his fears. Once Danny accepts what will happen he jumps in with both feet. After that, the sex happens often. The sex scenes are very descriptive and leave nothing to the imagination. At first, it seems as if Ian and Malcolm are pushing for the mate bonds so hard because they know what they have been missing for the past fifty years and want it back. But, they do fall in love with Danny, too. Once Danny has acclimated to the mating, he is treated and acts as an equal partner and gives as good as he gets.

I like this book a lot. The best parts are the interactions with both the mates and others in the clan. The writing style is on point and gives information without being too dry or drawn out. There is often humorous exchanges with all the characters. Fred the troll that befriends Danny is hilarious. There are also other secondary characters that peaked my interest that I hope to see having their own books. The author gives a unique approach to the paranormal world (and male pregnancy). This clan is build up of paranormal. Mythical and magical beings. They are all treated and accepted equally.

Overall, a great start to a series that I look forward to reading more of.

Alliance in Blood by Ariel Tachna

71AxFf8xYHL._SL1350_Title: Alliance in Blood, 2nd edition
Series: Partnership in Blood, #1
Author: Ariel Tachna
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/ Vampires/ Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal
Length: Novel (226 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 31, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 1/2Hearts
Blurb: Can a desperate wizard and a bitter, disillusioned vampire find a way to build the partnership that could save their world?
In a world rocked by magical war, vampires are seen by many as less than human, as the stereotypical creatures of the night who prey on others. But as the war intensifies, the wizards know they need an advantage to turn the tide in their favor: the strength and edge the vampires can give them in the battle against the dark wizards who seek to destroy life, as they know it.

In a dangerous move and show of good will, the wizards ask the leader of the vampires to meet with them, so that they might plead their cause. One desperate man, Alain Magnier, and one bitter, disillusioned vampire, Orlando St. Clair, meet in Paris, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance of their decision: Will the vampires join the cause and form a partnership with the wizards to win the war?

This second edition received minor revision and proofing for re-release in honor of the publication of Partnership Reborn, the final book in the series.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-661-6

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5556

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A war has been started by Serrier, a cruel dark wizard, against the light wizards. In an attempt to tip the balance against the dark wizards, the leader of the light wizards, Marcel Chavinier sends a message to the vampire leader Jean to ask for their help. Marcel takes Alain, a light wizard, up on his volunteering to go to the meeting place to meet up with Orlando St. Clair, a vampire who represents Jean Bellaiche in the meeting. They form an alliance and discover they’re both very much attracted to each other.

After both sides do research on each other with the help of an ancient vampire named Lombard was shown and heard in his long life, they find out that vampires can walk in the sunlight for extended periods by ingesting a wizards blood. But only with the right wizard and so begins trying to pair up wizards and vampires to defeat the dark wizards. The vampire leader Jean is paired up with Raymond Payet a wizard who left Serrier’s group to align himself with the light wizards.

I found this story fascinating in regards to the vampires being able to walk in sunlight with the aid of wizards blood. That was very unique and something I’ve never read before. The chemistry between Orlando and Alain was Strong and sure one they got past the misunderstandings that Alain caused by ordering Orlando to bite another wizard to see if he was telling the truth. Orlando was turned during the Revolution by a cruel vampire who severely abused him physically and mentally until Orlando killed him.

Most of the story is about the two sides getting to know each other while some voice concerns over the new alliance and sending messages for the vampires and wizards to all meet at a specific time and place. Unfortunately, Serrier also learns of this meeting to take place and has plans to crash it. Learning about the past of some of them like Orlando, Alain, Raymond, and Thierry. Hot sex between Alain and Orlando, and some nice background on a few of the characters in the book. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this fascinating series.

Great read.

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

The Breakup by Shannon West

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Series: Keyholder, #4
Author: Shannon West
Genre: BDSM
Length: Short (33 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (October 15th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Cody is just settling into his submission, learning to completely trust his Dom, Jake, again after the revelations about Tony, when something happens to make Cody question his importance in Jake’s life. Deliberately provoking Jake into an argument works only too well.

Their argument escalates and Cody says things he regrets as soon as the words leave his mouth, but then is too stubborn to take back. When Cody makes a dramatic declaration that he wants to leave, Jake reluctantly agrees. A chance confrontation at a BDSM club results in a torrid scene between the two lovers, but what will happen when the scene is over? Will they be able to find what they thought they’d lost forever? Or will bitter memories keep them apart?

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!thebreakup/ccdi

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jake is promoted and he and Cody hardly see each other anymore. Unable to handle feeling like he’s been abandoned, Cody says some hurtful things to Jake and vice versa and they breakup. Feeling lost Cody does research online about being a submissive then goes to the club.

Heartbreaking how Cody struggled to get Jake’s attention to no avail, then to breakup. But, glad Cody figured out what he needed and convinced Jake of wanting to be with him.

Hot sex scene between Jake and Cody added spice to the story.

Great read.

Tidal Change by Chris T. Kat

TidalChangeLGTitle: Tidal Change
Author: Chris T. Kat
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (124 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62798-938-1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 17th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Reviewer: Zane
Blurb: Something draws history teacher Rick Grady across the school hall to German teacher Marty Lindson. Maybe it’s their shared love of the ocean. Maybe it’s just that Marty is so hot, but maybe it’s something more—something mysterious. All Rick knows is that every time he gets close, Marty pulls away. After another cancelled date, Rick goes to Marty’s apartment to demand an explanation. And what Rick discovers blows his mind.

The ocean calls to Marty because he’s a merman. He’s been afraid to get close to Rick, not just to keep his world a secret, but because Rick is his mate. And to claim his mate would change everything about Marty. No matter how much he loves Rick, he doesn’t know if he’s ready to alter his entire life.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5446

Review: Tidal Change is my very first merman book, and also my first read of Chris T. Kat. What fun this was! There were some ups and downs, some sexy moments and no real angst. The mer-world building was impressive; there was a lot of attention to detail and a lot of explanation as to how and why things occur, including when and how they shift, species rituals and their sexuality. The book did start off at a fast pace- much of Rick and Marty’s history – meeting and initial attraction took place before the reader came on board. While this did require a bit of a mental adjustment, the upside of this was that it allowed the story to progress at a faster pace.

The friends to lovers bit with the “will they, won’t they?” is a trope often used because, well, it works. Besides the Marty and Rick back and forth, you have some humor, a bit of insta-love and some sexy moments in which you could definitely see their relationship building. There were some serious moments as well – concerning whether or not two men from different species could actually make their relationship work, which balanced out the lightness of the rest of the book quite nicely.

This was a quick read with a fun foray into a fantasy world with a few ups and downs and a happy ending. If you are willing to suspend belief and take a quick ride into Chris T. Kat’s merworld, you might just enjoy the trip. I know I did.

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

A Secret Match by Kelli A. Wilkins

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AUTHOR: Kelli A Wilkins
GENRE: Contemporary/Sports
LENGTH: Novella (136 pages)
PUBLISHER: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press, LLC (
HEAT LEVEL: Explicit
HEART RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
BLURB: Everett Kinkade is a world-famous professional wrestler and a sexy heartthrob for millions of adoring female fans. But Ev has a secret he doesn’t dare share with anyone—he’s gay.
After years of being Ev’s secret lover, Josh is tired of hiding in the shadows and wants Ev to openly acknowledge their relationship. Coming out, however, is the last thing Ev wants and fears it will ruin his career.

But one night in a moment of truth, Everett outs himself on live TV. There’s no going back, and his announcement sparks a firestorm of problems, both personally and professionally. He’s forced to come to grips with who he really is while facing down a tag team out to destroy him.

Torn between living a lie and losing the man he loves, Ev has risked everything. Can he find a balance between his career and his heart?

PRODUCT LINK: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2022-A-Secret-Match.aspx

REVIEWER: Prime

REVIEW: Everett is a professional wrestler who is deep in closest. He’s afraid that not only would he not have the support of his intolerant parents, but he would also lose his career. Josh is his lover of two years, although no one knows about them. There aren’t even any photos of them together. When Josh does speak of Everett to people, he calls him “Tony”. However, Everett’s obvious absence from Josh’s social life for the past two years has Josh’s friends questioning if Everett is really straight, if Josh is his man on the side, or even if Everett is actually real.

From the start of this book, we realise that there are problems between Everett and his lover Josh. Everett wants one last round of sex before he leaves for work and while he gets it, though Josh seems resigned about the fact and the act. It opens up for an interesting dynamic, particularly when Everett uses a wrestler’s move in bed.

Then immediately, sympathy goes out to Josh in an emotionally charged scene. From this we then switch to see the charming friendship Everett has with fellow wrestler and very straight, Vin. Likewise, there is also Josh’s charming relationship with his best friend, Troper, who doesn’t even know Everett’s real name. By the end of this, things are even more complicated than they had started.

I have to admit, I love the tone of how the book starts. In between all that, Everett has trouble brewing with his not-so-good boss on the wrestling circuit. By the time I read the first fifty pages, I was just waiting for an explosion. I enjoyed the drama filled present with the far less dramatic and sweeter flashbacks of when Everett and Josh first met. There is so much angst as Everett is practically forced to choose between his career and remaining firmly in the closest, or losing his career, living out and proud with Josh.

The best part is the emotionally charged storyline just continues throughout the book and doesn’t just stop, allowing the story to fall flat. Something, which could have easily happened and I feared it would happen. I got to one point and thought, “yep, the drama has to stop now”, but it doesn’t. Two thirds of the way through, once again I thought I could breathe a sigh of relief, but, no, I couldn’t. I know some people will be interested to know, there is some wrestling related kink too.

This isn’t your average athlete-coming-out story and the use of wrestling probably helps that along. The fact that the root of many of Josh’s worries stem from the fact that Everett is a wrestles highlights this and suddenly we see a softer side in Josh, too. I wasn’t particularly interested in the fight scenes, then again, I’m not a wrestling fan, and I’m sure many more athletic inclined people would enjoy it.

In short, this is an excellent read. Highly recommended to any fan of the MM genre.

Dom of Destruction by Eva Lefoy

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Series: Love Hurts #3

Author: Eva Lefoy

Genre: Contemporary/BDSM

Length: Novella (92 pages)

ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0292

Publisher: MLR Press (September 5th 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: After a sadistic Dom wreaks havoc on one of their own, four men pull together to find happiness in the wake of his destruction.

When new and impulsive sub, Brian is injured in a bad scene, the incident opens old wounds for his sometimes-Dom, Gar. While doling out revenge, Gar must come to terms with his fear of relationships and learn the shocking truth about his former lover, Angel.

Meanwhile, Paul’s uncontrolled jealousy of Brian comes to light and Geoffrey threatens to cancel their engagement if he won’t get his anger under control. In different ways, the aftermath of the sadistic Dom’s destructive force puts these four men on the track to future happiness, but some will suffer more scars than others.

Warning: The MC in this story is baited into a scene of BDSM play and is abused.

Purchase Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ELDOMOFD
Review: This is book 3 in the Love Hurts series. I do suggest you read them in order to understand the characters better.

Dom of Destruction picks up Brian’s story. He has just been in with Gar and is left wanting him. Brian never was into the D’s stuff and was always a top until then. He goes back to see Gar again and finds him with another man. Angry and confused he takes off to find another Dom. What he finds is danger.

Gar isn’t looking for a permanent sub. He had fun playing with Brian but didn’t realize Brian wanted more. The past haunts Gar and he isn’t sure he can be what he thinks Brian wants. He isn’t into giving pain.

I really liked the storyline. We have to learn more about Brian and see more of Geoffrey and Paul. I would have liked more on the characters. Overall, it was an intriguing story and I want more.

If you like Domination and Submission, broken men, a good romance with some pretty hot sex this one is for you.

A Chaotic Range by Andrew Grey

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Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Stories from the Range, #7
Genre: Contemporary/Cowboys
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 7th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Most of the time ranch hand David rescues stray cattle, but this time he and his fellow cowboys Wally and Haven save a stranded motorist. David is surprised to find his former high school classmate nearly frozen in his car. After learning that Brian Applewright’s boss fired him from his ranch for being gay, they invite him back to theirs to take a job.

David and Brian moved in different social circles at school, but working together brings them closer. However, David has a rocky history on the ranch. The foreman is his ex, and he only recently returned after a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to find greener pastures. He can’t risk his heart getting close to anyone.

But on a ranch, nature has a way of forcing an issue. When a snowstorm threatens, David and Brian head out to mend a fence and round-up some stray cattle. David gets injured, and they must survive in the snow, cold, and wind.

It might be the start of a relationship… or the end of their lives.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5648

Review: Brian Applewright is searching for a home, a safe place where he can just be himself without fear of persecution when he winds up stranded in a ditch in the middle of a horrible snowstorm. When the dust settles Brian finds himself on a Ranch surrounded by people like him, and one very familiar face. Brian remembers David from school even if they weren’t friends, even back then Brian wouldn’t act on his attraction to David.

David hasn’t made the wisest decisions as of late, turning away from his long-term boyfriend Mario when the two drifted apart. Neither one of them ever really faced up to their own faults where as the demise of their relationship was concerned, but with Brian in the picture now, David feels like he needs to face his past and own his mistakes before they permanently damage the future.

Snowstorms, frostbite, broken ankles and angry ex boyfriends turn out to be the least of their worries. The biggest obstacle Brian and David will have to overcome is their equally large and wounded pride. Brian fears getting close to anyone, every time he does it only brings him heartache, and being gay has only brought chaos into his life. David has yet to accept his own part in his ill-fated relationship with the Ranch’s foreman, and his trust issues threaten the still fragile relationship with Brian when David chooses to believe a lie. Will their mutual inability to let go of the past destroy their chance at a future?

I was drawn into this story from the start in the mind of a man who was so beat down, he was ready to lie down and die. Only to be rescued and shown that not everyone is hateful and vindictive, there are people out there that care and will help without any expectations. While most of this story is told from Brian’s point of view, starting in his car stuck in the snowstorm, occasionally you get to take a ride with David.

It was definitely a treat to see what each man was thinking, then getting to see how they perceived each other as well. David is sort of broken after what he has been through, scared to dare to hope for happiness. And then he gets a glimpse of it only to feel like the rug is being pulled out from under his feet, again, it was almost heart breaking.

And while I wanted to hate David after his story line in the previous books, watching him struggle with the decisions he’d made and then coming to terms with things made me warm up to him a bit. Then he went all out to convince Brian his feelings were true and sincere, even sharing with him how he really saw him in high school, so he quickly went from someone I disliked to someone I loved and was rooting for by the end. That is a testament to Grey’s writing prowess, that he took a character he initially wrote as a bad guy and literally transformed him with his words and thoughts.

Definitely a must read for Cowboy romance junkie fans, but there is a story here that I think any fans of the M/M genre will enjoy. I really liked the sexier edge to this story as well. Brian and David share an obvious chemistry that is fueled by passion and emotions, and it was conveyed well in the story. This one will probably be permanently queued on my Kindle so I can go back and read it over and over, whenever I want!

His Bacon Sundae Werewolf by Angelique Voisen

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Series: Wolves of New Haven, #4
Author: Angelique Voisen
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (60 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-77233-093-9
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (November 5, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: After his mate died from cancer, Pat Bolton closed his heart to love. Despite the support of his pack, Pat wants to follow his mate into death…until he meets Jules Gutierrez. Enigmatic, gorgeous and funny, Jules embodies everything Pat wants in a new mate. Unfortunately, Pat suspects Jules isn’t straight or a werewolf.

Behind his easygoing mask, Jules is a lone werewolf driven by revenge. Hot on the trail of a killer who brutally murdered his mate years ago, Jules has no time for distractions.

Werewolves mate for life. When their mates die, they soon follow, so Jules doesn’t understand why both he and his beast are inexplicably drawn to Pat. Grief brought them together, but with a dangerous killer on the loose, will they be able to reconcile their differences and let go of old ghosts in order to move forward?

Purchase Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/his-bacon-sundae-werewolf-by-angelique-voisen/

Review: Each book in Wolves of New Haven collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. I think what gives me a kick is the titles of these books. I love the fact that you can tell that there is some humor in them just from the title alone.

Although I am not too sure about bacon sundaes, it is a cool idea considering how many guys would probably eat it. This story shows what it feels like to have lost your mate and how to get the strength to keep on going.

Pat had lost his mate a few years ago to cancer and Jules had lost his to a killer of werewolves. They both dealt with pain a bit differently although they were both slowly giving up. Pat had gained weight and had slipped into depression, where as Jules decided to go after the killer. Jules had in fact been led to New Haven where he runs into Pat at a local gym. He was turned the hell on, but his mouth over ruled his brain. He wasn’t sure how to make things right. Then the shock of the fact that they were mates brings in a bit of sunshine to their lives. Now all they have to do is to get rid of the killer and buy some more bacon sundaes.

This story was a blast to read. I had not laughed in so long at certain parts of this story. It was so much fun to lose myself into it. Usually you can tell when an author puts her heart into a story and this was one of them. Although I do wish that, they were a bit longer. I wanted to hear more about them but it was a great story for me.

I would recommend reading this if you love two sexy men, wolf shifters, excitement, surprise, danger, and hot, tempting sex. I loved it and cannot wait to get my hands on the next story.

The Fox’s Willing Captive by Angelique Voisen

willingcaptiveTitle: The Fox’s Willing Captive
Series: Yamato, #2
Author: Angelique Voisen
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter/ Fantasy/ Historical
Length: Novella (64 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63258-417-5
Publisher: Siren Publishing (October 14, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: The crown prince of Yamato doesn’t have it easy. What Mori’s got, he’s earned thrice over. His whoring days come to an end when he becomes engaged to a woman he doesn’t love. When his fiancée mysteriously vanishes in a forest ruled by a malevolent nine-tail fox, it’s up to Mori to save her. Obligation requires him to save his woman, but how can Mori outwit an opponent when he’s turning from a reluctant captive to a willing one?

Kurama is sick of toying with mortals. No one has sparked his interest for centuries until he sees Mori. Both he and his fox don’t just want Mori as a toy. They want to keep him as their mate. While he suspects holding Mori’s fiancée hostage isn’t the best solution, it’s the only one he has.

Can an old fox learn new tricks before time runs out?

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/the-foxs-willing-captive

Review: This is book two in this series and you should read them in order. I admit that it is a very interesting and enjoyable story. I found myself intrigued, by the way it just comes together. I have not really been interested in anything remotely historical, but when you put it in the paranormal then I find myself entertained. Angelique has a unique and gifted talent that brings one joy and a place to lose themselves into. It caught my attention the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.

Mori at first comes off as an arrogant ass who will sleep with anyone and anything, and have others brought to him for his harem. But once you get into the story you realize that there is more to him than one would think at first. His jerk of a father informs him that he is to marry a woman for the peace of their two worlds, the same father who had killed his lover. I would have told him to take a flying leap, but Mori goes ahead.

Thank god, a nine-tailed fox catches him first. Cause I got to tell you being married to the evil woman. Kurama has paid attention to Mori since his birth, but never made a move till now. It took him forever in my mind. Kurama has gotten tired of messing with humans and now he had to give his heart to one and hope to god Mori didn’t destroy it.

This story was a blast to read although for me it was missing something to be perfect. It gave me sexy men, the paranormal world, Shapeshifter, bitch in heels with a sucky attitude, feisty mates, excitement, danger and a sweet child. Not to mention hot sex and lots of passion in the air.

I would recommend reading this if you love those and so much more. I loved it and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

Dominated and Claimed by Bellann Summer

dominatedTitle: Dominated and Claimed
Series: Granite County, #1
Author: Bellann Summer
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (109 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63258-543-1
Publisher: Siren Publishing (November 6th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: County Sheriff Steve Titan is a hard, dominating man who demands submission and rules. He’s been watching Haley Kenyon for months and even though he is seventeen years older, he has decided to claim the little beauty as his own.

Haley grew up in an abusive drug den, but worked hard to graduate college early and lands a job teaching four-year-olds. He may be small, but he has kicked many men to the curb when they couldn’t give him what he needs in the bedroom and a relationship.

Now that he has gained the sheriff’s attention, can the big guy handle an over the top snarky mouth and attitude? Can Haley handle the spankings when he pushes too far? Oh, then there are the whole issues of dirty cops, an old shed everyone is interested in, and the fact that Haley refuses to sleep in a bed.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/dominated-and-claimed
Review: This is the first book in this series and I must tell you that it was amazing. Now the story is actually started with another series written by Bellann Summers.Granite County is actually a branch off of Rescue For Hire. Each character in the future series was actually met in Rescue For Hire. I loved this book and cannot wait to read the next book in this series. I love the fact that when you read Bellann’s stories you can tell that she wrote with her heart added into each story. I loved the characters and what they fought for.

Haley had grown up in a home that was full of hatred, physical and emotional abuse. However Haley and his cousin had survived, but were still being hurt by the family that should have loved them. His uncle, family and several of the law enforcement were dealing drugs. There were many that were trying to stop it and keep Haley safe but there was one particular man who went out of his way to show him even more. Although the sheriff went to extremes to do so.

Steve had been watching Haley for some time and wanted the little man. He was quite a bit older than the sexy young man, but he knew what he wanted. Now all he had to do is to keep him safe. He loved the fact that Haley was the perfect way he always wanted in bed. He was submissive yet very vocal and feisty. He did not want a true submissive, but one that would give him hell throughout his life.

I loved this story and can’t wait to read the next one. It gave me everything I could want in a story. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. If you love alpha men, feisty lovers, excitement, danger, angst and spankings then this will be the story for you.

I would recommend reading this story. Trust me you are going to love it.

The Submissive by Shannon West

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Series: Keyholder, #2
Author: Shannon West
Genre: BDSM
Length: Short (31 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (August 21st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: After repeatedly warning Cody of consequences for his bad habits and behavior, Jake administers discipline. Afterwards, he takes Cody to his club for the first time both to display his Dominance and to show the handsome Cody off to his friends.

Public display is one of Cody’s soft limits, but Jake pushes his boundaries a little and they arrive at the club. Jake looks dark and dangerous in his leathers, exactly like what Cody imagined the Marquis de Sade must have looked like as he led his victims into his dungeon rooms. Cody can feel the sweat popping out on his brow, but he trusts Jake and allows him to find a table and join friends, where Cody sees an example of just how the “perfect submissive” should act. Confused, conflicted, and consumed with jealousy, Cody feels like he is so far out of his depth he’s drowning.

Worrying that his own ability to fit into the lifestyle is sorely lacking, Cody fears Jake’s heart may be forever beyond his reach.

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!thesubmissive/c179f

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jake punishes Cody for his bad habits. Then later takes him to a BDSM club. Cody doesn’t really want to go but he agrees to please Jake. At the club, Cody feels overwhelmed and nervous, as he’s unsure of what a proper submissive is supposed to do or say. After Jake gives another Dom permission to dance with him, Cody gets uncomfortable watching Jake dance with another sub. Unable to take it anymore Cody uses his safe word to stop everything.

Well written with a spanking scene and some hot sex between Jake and Cody. I really felt for Cody at the club trying his best to please Jake but not wanting to be there at all. Maybe Jake should have explained what was expected of him at the club so Cody would’ve been better prepared and more at ease.

All in all, it was a great read.

Jace’s Justice by Sydney Presley

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Series: Highgate Shifters, #1
Author: Sydney Presley
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (94 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (December 5th, 2014) Available for early download
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Finding yourself isn’t always easy—unless your true mate helps you along the way…

Jace has always felt as though he doesn’t belong, that he’s surplus to requirements, alone and destined to stay that way for the rest of his life. His love for Louie, his true mate, is solid and real, but Louie has never shown Jace that they’re mates, has never given any indication that he wants them to be together. Jace is convinced that fate has got things wrong in pairing them—until a stranger arrives on packland, throwing everything into chaos.

Louie has lived his whole life keeping his distance from Jace—and his emotions. He loves the man with a passion, but knowing Jace might be taken away from him at any moment means Louie has kept his mouth shut. Jace was found on the side of the road as a cub by their alpha, Sergeant, and Louie has always known that one day Jace’s true family will come back to claim him. To save Jace having to make a painful decision—leave Louie or join his family—Louie has remained in the shadows.

But life has a way of changing things, and with the stranger comes knowledge of some terrible things happening on another wolf compound. Things that the Highgate pack feel compelled to fix. The question is, will Jace and Louie mating also change things, or will they remain the same as they’ve always been, forever circling around their love and never admitting it through fear of being hurt?

Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-310-5

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/jaces-justice

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: Jace is kept himself emotionally distant from everyone in the pack, including the alpha and alpha mate who raised him as their own. He has especially hidden himself from his mate Louie. He had the sense of never really belonging. Little did he know that Louie was hiding from him also for fear of Jace having to one-day choice between his real family and Louis. When Jace’s past finally does show up they each are forced to admit how they truly feel for one another.

Jace and Louie always knew who their mate was, so they never pursued other sexual interests and have stayed virgins. As they start to explore sex together, they each learn what the other likes and wants. The sex scenes are descriptive but not overly explicit. Some are more emotionally charged, then really about the sex itself, in my opinion. Jace and Louie support each other emotionally throughout the book and each make the other a better man. The mate bond helps them to understand their mate and give them what each needs. Louie especially helps Jace connect with himself and others.

I liked this book. The writing was well done and fast paced. I enjoyed how the book was more emotionally driven than just about the sex. It does leave the end on a bit of cliffhanger to find out what happens next in the overall arch of the storyline since this is billed as a series. The supporting characters are interesting and perhaps they will be explored a bit more in future books.

Overall, an enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more in this series.

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

Wicked Reflection by Hank Edwards

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Author: Hank Edwards
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella (110 pages)
Publisher: Wilde City Press (September 17th 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: When Kirk Stanford moves into his new home, strange things begin to happen. Messages appear in the steam on his mirror, warning him of a nameless threat. Then someone keeps breaking into his house, looking for something Kirk can’t identify.

With the help of his boyfriend, Damon, Kirk digs into the house’s history, and discovers not just the previous owner’s brutal murder, but threatening letters written to him from someone named Sam.

As the intruder strikes again, Kirk and Damon find themselves fighting not only to solve the mystery, but also to keep from being murdered themselves.

Purchase Link: http://www.wildecity.com/books/gay-mainstream/wicked-reflection/

Review: Kirk Stanford is a very happy new homeowner. The only downside is that his long-term boyfriend, Damon, can’t move in with him due to the distance between his job and Kirk’s new house. Straight away Kirk starts noticing strange occurrences in the house though. Words appear in the steam left on the mirror when he showers, but then they are gone at second glance, making Kirk think it’s just his overactive imagination. Then he meets one of his neighbours, and to say the man makes Kirk nervous is an understatement.

Days pass and the mystery of Kirk’s new home slowly unravels itself to him. There are the words on the mirror, and letters that Kirk finds written to the previous owner written by someone named Sam. Stranger still, the words on the mirror and in the letters, they are identical. When Kirk does some digging into the history of the house, he learns the previous owner was murdered and starts to feel like the killer is now coming after him.

I literally got goose bumps while I was reading this story. Very mysterious and intriguing, the way the threat was slowly revealed. The anticipation built from the start with those first words on the mirror and Edwards kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. Very much, like reading a good scary movie, with all the action and suspense. I wanted Kirk to trust his instincts just a little more, and I saw the ending coming a mile away, but there were just enough twists to keep me entertained.

Take a nice little cozy mystery, throw in some steam and a dash of spooky and you have Wicked Reflection.

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

A Fine Bromance by Roland Graeme

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AUTHOR: Roland Graeme
GENRE: Contemporary
LENGTH: Novella (98 pages)
PUBLISHER: Extasy Books (September 7th, 2014)
HEAT LEVEL: Explicit
HEART RATING: ♥♥♥3Hearts
BLURB: Two handsome, sexy brothers discover that they can only hide their homosexuality from each other for so long.

Tomasz is determined to keep his homosexual experimentations a secret from his older brother, Krzysztof – especially after Krzysztof teases Tomasz about having a bromance with his buddy, Billy. How would Krzysztof react if he knew his kid brother and Billy were lovers?

Matters become more complicated when Tomasz discovers that he isn’t the only member of the family who seems to prefer the company of men to that of women. Krzysztof seems to have a bromance of his own going on with a very macho cop – and a little sleuthing on Tomasz’s part confirms his suspicion that the two men are very much more than just friends.

PRODUCT LINK: http://www.extasybooks.com/roland-graeme/a-fine-bromance/
REVIEWER: Prime
REVIEW: Tomasz Juroszek lives with his older brother, Krzysztof. They were orphaned at a young age and raised by an uncle. Tomasz has a friends-with-benefits arrangement between himself and his friend, Billy. And these two have some pretty hot sex!

After some hot sex with Billy one afternoon, Tomasz returns home to discover his older brother has a visitor. A very sexy cop called Leonardo Montegrappa (aka Nardo). From here, the book isn’t actually a romantic story, but a story of two brothers coming out to each other and trying to find balance in their lives.

The story set is certainly different. I am having trouble trying to work out what I think about it. We see the start of a romance between Krzysztof and Nardo, but through the eyes of Tomasz. When I say this, Tomasz figures out that his brother is gay and not only does he finds evidence he sets out to find out more when Nardo comes over for dinner.

Despite Tomasz and Billy being a rather fledgling relationship trapped somewhere between romance and friendship, there isn’t any actual story of their time together. This leads me to my next point, Tomasz as a character confuses me, even when he is asked right out, he says he doesn’t have a boyfriends. Okay, so he and Billy have a friends-with-benefits arrangement, but he had the opportunity to admit to everything and he says nothing.

I think that Tomasz’s story really wasn’t done justice. It’s that or Tomasz is just a pain and I prefer the character of Krzysztof. In saying that, I really enjoyed the beginning of the romance between Krzysztof and Nardo and these two also had some really hot sex. In fact, it would have been good if the entire story were longer, to give both brothers a bit more. The story didn’t have a conventional happily ever after. This would be fine except that the stories for both brothers didn’t feel quite complete.

However, in saying all that, I think it’s an amusing look at the interaction between siblings. The sneaking and spying and fishing for info is exactly the way between siblings no matter what the context. I think this is an interesting (and cool) view into two brothers who are both are too afraid to come out to each other. So in extension to that this is also a coming of age story. If you are expecting a romance, you won’t get it.

But if you just want a story about life and coming to terms with coming out, this is could well prove an enjoyable read.