The Drowning by A.C. Katt

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Series: N/A
Author: AC Katt
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (147 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (July 10th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Seriously ill, in pain with no money for medication or food, Dennis sets out to North Beach to drown but ends up being saved more ways than he can imagine.

Walking along the beach one evening, Luca Ferone encounters a body floating in the water. Being told to kiss off after rescuing the man isn’t what he expected.
Dennis O’Shea was ready to end it all. Being saved wasn’t in his plans. One look in Dennis’ eyes is all Luca needs to be lost. He won’t let anything get in the way until Dennis is his. Dennis doesn’t go easily but realizes that Luca is a man used to getting his own way.

Can the two find their way together?

ISBN: 978-1-10603-740-4

Purchase Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACKDROWN

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: Dennis is an artist and just turned twenty-five. In the past year, he has been diagnosed with Lupus and MCTD. His best friend and lover of seven years has taken off and left him with almost nothing. Dennis is now to the point where he has to choose food or medicine. Tired of it all he decides to drown himself on the cold Jersey shore. He is almost gone when Luca a thirty-four year old business owner sees Dennis and saves him.

From the moment Luca find Dennis, he wants to take care of him and protect him.

This relationship was instant. Luca saw what he wanted in Dennis and set out to get it from the start. He is a very take-charge kind of man. Dennis tries to fight it, but part of the problem for him was Luca made him feel safe and cared for. Luca sets out to prove that he will help Dennis anyway, he can. He is dominate, but patient with Dennis and does not push to move the relationship ahead right away. The biggest thing in the start was to get Dennis healthy. During this time, the two men have come to know one another and start falling in love.

This was a sweet read. It was about two men falling in love and taking care of each other, in sickness and health. There are a few sex scenes and they are descriptive, but not the focus of the story. Dennis is a man who thinks he has nothing left to live for. Luca proves to him that he has everything and is worthy of love and happiness. Throughout the story Luca and Dennis show what love should be.

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A Dangerous Liaison by Penelope Rivers

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Author: Penelope Rivers
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (108 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-627620-07-9
Publisher: Amira Press (July 10, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: After Percy meets Dr. Hunter Finch at his sister’s wedding, he is immediately enraptured. This continues even after he discovers, to his horror, that the man he had a fling with was actually his Archaeology 2010 professor. Even though his professor keeps pushing him away, he is determined to win the man’s heart and keep it.

Unfortunately, that’s when Percy discovers things aren’t what they seem. His beloved professor is the Beta of a werewolf pack and since Percy has been involved with him, the opposing group of werewolves is after him. Percy’s life is flipped upside down in a way he has never imagined. In college, he expected to learn from books. He never expected to learn about werewolves and love.

Purchase Link: http://www.amirapress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=417&zenid=9eb78194cf714768749a8e9d3a976b1a

Review: This was an amazing read. I was quite surprised with it. I think Penelope is going to be one of my top five favorite authors and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next story. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.

I loved Percy. He was a blast to read about. Percy couldn’t stand who his sister was marring. However, it soon came out that what he had it all wrong. He also was about to learn that werewolves were in fact real. Talk about a love interest gone totally batty. He leaves the wedding and finds a very sexy man who is a bit lost. It turns out that he is the best friend and bestman to the groom. One fascinating sexual experience leads Percy on a run.

Hunter knows that he has not only found his mate but their soon to be alpha. Damn was the boy young though. He tries his hardest to stay away from the chosen one, but Percy is a persistent bugger. Then Percy and his best friend are attacked and Hunter shifts and protects. Which of course is the introduction to the poor lad to werewolves. Talk about a freak out, you will be laughing your ass off and crying at the same time.

He is about to find out that the feelings he has are because they are mates. Hunter’s old alpha passed on, leaving Hunter with the pack that he is losing his mind over. Dividing times between pack and work is driving him nuts, but he wants Percy to grow a bit before telling him the truth. Things don’t work out the way he planned it. Percy is more forceful than most.

This story was a blast to read and I absolutely loved it. I loved the characters, the way they just mix and are so full of passion. It has a serious tone to it but there is just a hint of humor in it that made it so much better to me.

I would recommend reading this amazing story. Especially if you love two very sexy men, werewolves, excitement, adventure, action and lots of danger. Not to mention the hot sex going on.

Covenant in Blood by Ariel Tachna, 2nd edition

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Series: Partnership in Blood #2
Author: Ariel Tachna
Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Vampires, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: Novel (404 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 31, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: The wizards and the vampires have forged an alliance based on blood and magic, hoping to turn the tide of the war against the dark wizards. A few wizard-vampire bonds are as successful as Alain Magnier’s and Orlando St. Clair’s, but some are much less so, leading to arguments, resentment, and outright fights between the allies despite their mutual goals.

Following his best friend Alain’s example, Thierry Dumont determinedly forms a partnership with vampire Sebastien Noyer, despite the wizard’s discomfort with being so close to a vampire—a man—so soon after his wife’s death. But they find that desperation may be the key to forming a covenant that works: Thierry and Sebastien are almost immediately devoted to one another’s safety.

With new strength behind it, the Alliance’s leaders move to announce its existence to the whole world, hoping to rally support against the dark wizards who threaten to destroy life, as they know it. Struggling to find its way in the expanding war, the Alliance discovers that despite its advantages, the partnerships are affecting the balance of magical power in the world, which may be an even bigger threat than the war itself.

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:  978-1-63216-663-0

Product Link:
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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The new alliance between vampires and wizards is going well so far. But then a new worry appears. The bond between the partners of vampires and wizards may be stronger than what was previously thought. Not wanting to alarm anyone the leaders of each side decide to keep it quiet for the moment.

Serrier decides to recruit a vampire with no morals to see if he knows anything about the meeting that took place after losing so many of his dark wizards. When he learns nothing he orders his men to find answers or someone with them.

I enjoyed reading this book though it is long and delves deeper into Orlando, Thierry, and Sebastian’s past as well as many other characters in the story. Some of the pairings are off to a rocky start and others are still getting to know one another. During a battle with the dark wizards, the alliance looses a partnered wizard after he is struck and killed by a spell.

Well written with a lot of drama, some action, and sex throughout. There is m/m, m/f, and f/f sex in this book. Though I personally don’t read m/f or f/f and skipped those sex scenes, I was told this series had them in it ahead of time and I felt it necessary to let other readers know about it as it’s not mentioned anywhere on the site where you buy this book so they can decide whether or not to buy it.

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This is Not a Love Story: the Hacker and His Hero by A.E. Lawless

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Series: NA
Author: A.E. Lawless
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (350 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (September 30th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderately Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Ever since Gran’s death, Zander’s been using his skills as an elite computer hacker to help put criminals behind bars. Surprisingly enough, there’s also another vigilante running around his city helping folks out in the more traditional way. The press likes to pretend they’re rivals, but Zander likes to think that he and the Night Angel are working together; they want the same things at least.

When a tough case forces the two vigilantes to actually work together, Zander’s insistent fascination with the Night Angel becomes powerful attraction. It wouldn’t be a problem, except Zander’s also fooling around with his boss at the day job, Reese. They both give him something the other can’t, but both of them are also holding something he needs back from him. Zander knows he has to choose, but he just doesn’t see any way to make a good choice.

A break in the case reveals not only the master plot, but also more about Zander’s true nature than he ever expected to learn. Afterwards, Zander is seeing the world in a new light and realizes he may not have to sacrifice anything he needs; he may not have to make a choice after all.

ISBN: 978-1-62300-538-2

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/this-is-not-a-love-story-the-hacker-and-his-hero.html

Reviewer: York

Review: I enjoyed this story. It’s a bit of a superhero concept with the hero having no real “super powers” other than pure intelligence and genius tech savvy. I love long stories and this is definitely a long story, however, I do think it would have been an even better tale if it were about 50 pages shorter. There is a lot of Zander’s inner monologue weighing in on whether he’s being too obvious about his genius that could have been shortened.

There is a plot twist that really is not that much of a twist. I was able to see it coming almost immediately but it didn’t take away from the story. For me, it was even more intriguing to see just when the characters would figure it out as opposed to whether or not my guess was right.

I definitely enjoyed the extremely well written banter/flirting between Zander and Reese, not always something easy to convey. The sex is definitely hot but just like Zander’s genius inner monologue, his thoughts during sex could have been lessened and made the scenes even hotter, especially their first encounter in Zander’s office.

Hesitant Heart by Morticia Knight, Blog Tour, Guest Post & Review!

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Hi peeps, we have Morticia Knight stopping by now with her new release Hesitant Heart, it’s a little historical BSDM number with some very sweet characters. Morticia chats about Domestic Discipline and her characters, so enjoy the post and my review ❤ ~Pixie~
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Hesitant Heart

(The Hampton Road Club 01)
by

Morticia Knight

Sam is a naïve young man who arrives in Hollywood to escape his brutal father. When the older, sophisticated Aaron rescues him, Sam discovers what it means to fully surrender himself to another.

Eighteen year-old Sam Cunningham is used to living with lots of secrets. He’s had to hide his true nature his entire life or else incur the wrath of his strict and abusive father. When he’s faced with a horrible ultimatum, he flees to Hollywood where he hopes he can escape the fate his father has planned for him.

Aaron Rubenstein is a wealthy and sophisticated man who loses himself in painting portraits of bound men to help stave off his loneliness and despair. Unable to find a lasting connection with anyone, he’s had to resort to paying lovers not only for their affections, but to be allowed to indulge in his darker passions. Aaron’s only respite is his nights at the Hampton Road sadomasochism club where he’s a respected Dominant.

Naïve and inexperienced in the ways men can please one another, Sam takes a job at a bathhouse where he first glimpses a beautiful older man. Aaron notices the sweet towel boy watching him with interest every time he patronizes the Temple of Eros bathhouse. A traumatic incident for the innocent towel boy triggers Aaron’s protective tendencies and he’s compelled to rescue the gentle Sam from the clutches of the Temple’s manager.

They embark on a journey together that teaches them both things about themselves that they never knew. As their bond deepens and Sam is trained for his first night at the Hampton Road Club, an unknown danger lurks. Will Sam’s father find him and destroy both men’s chance for true happiness together? Or will Aaron protect his boy and keep him for always?

Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene of branding.

Publisher’s Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

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Protector of the Alpha by Parker Williams, Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Parker Williams popping in with his newest release Protector of the Alpha, we also have a little snippet of the story for you to enjoy and a fantastic giveaway. So enjoy the post, read my review & click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~
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Protector of the Alpha

(Shifting Needs 01)
by

Parker Williams

Adopted at an early age by a wealthy family, Jake Davis’s life appears easy. Even in college, he is blessed with good grades and an apparently clear path to a pro football career. Good thing his best friend keeps hanging around to keep his head from getting too swollen.

 Zakiya Incekara has always been…odd. Being fluent in six languages and having a flair for international cooking should open the world to him, but those skills leave him isolated.

When Jake sees Zak for the first time, with water beading down his slender form, something inside him shifts, and it hungers for Zak. To have him. To claim him. And Jake knows that whatever it is, it won’t be denied.

Categories: Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay Fiction, New Adult, Paranormal

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Rack & Ruin by Charlie Cochet Blog Tour,

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Rack & Ruin

(THIRDS Book 3)
by

Charlie Cochet

New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly immerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.

Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.

Genre: M/M Romance, Shifter, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction, Humor
Length: Novel
Published: Nov 7th, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781632164209
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781632164193

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Winter Hearts by Fyn Alexander

winterheartsfinalTitle: Winter Hearts

Author: Fyn Alexander

Genre: Historical (1881)

Length: Novel (235 Pages)

ISBN: 978-1-62300-506-1

Publisher: Loose Id (November 11th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: KathyMac

Blurb: Luke Chandler says he wants nothing more than a quiet life on his land-claim in Dakota Territory. But what he also wants is a partner. The problem is, loving other men in 1881 means a lonely life for a man like Luke. As the son of a butcher from Boston, his desire for a loving domestic relationship seems nothing more than a dream, until one winter night, a snowstorm blows a young man to his door in need of shelter, and as the winter drags on, bringing with it a slow burning love, his hopes begin to soar. Along with those hopes, his fears of the reactions of the people in the small town of De Smet grow.

Sam Smith is a romantic, but he also holds a strong family loyalty. He leaves Boston to get away from his parents’ expectations for a while, always knowing he must return at some point. The sweet young man does not anticipate meeting a rugged, honest man like Luke, who is desperate for love while at the same time afraid of the repercussions.

The first time Luke holds him in his arms, Sam plans to make Luke his darling man.

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/winter-hearts.html

Review: Fyn Alexander is back with a new release titled Winter Hearts. I became familiar with this author a few years back when I stumbled upon the series, The Angel and the Assassin. A series that I absolutely love and have read more than once. I immediately started looking for more books by this author because the writing style, the emotion the characters portray, the hot sex (of course) and the storylines were all something that I connect with and feel pulled towards when reading.

A lot of her characters also have a tendency to lean towards one being the more alpha male while the other takes on more submissive qualities.Another facet that I like in my stories. Winter Hearts has all of the things that I have mentioned plus much more that had me reading from start to finish without stopping.

The story and setting take place in 1881 in the Dakota Territory. Winter has set in hard, which meant very few people left the area or came into it either. Most of the town’s folk rented rooms and stayed close to town. Trains had come to a complete stop, due to the weather, therefore leaving most people close to starving. Having claims to land on the outskirts mean very little if they can’t make it until spring to take ownership.

Luke Chandler is trying to get by with as little as possible. Keeping to himself most days is getting harder to do. To avoid suspicion and not give away his sexuality, he spends a lot of time alone. That all changes one evening with banging on his door. Who could possibly be out in weather that was halting everything in its tracks?

Unbeknownst to Luke, his world is about to change, and in a big way. Sam Smith also has a claim of land but it won’t do him any good if he dies before he gets to build anything on it. Being caught in horrendous snowdrifts and winds that make visibility impossible, Sam bangs on the first door he finds. His hope is to maybe spend a day or two with Luke, wait out the storm, and then head onto his land.What he didn’t foresee even when is vision was clear was how attracted and turned on by Mr. Luke Chandler Sam would be.

If there are miracles out there than Sam is praying this is his because he doesn’t plan to ever leave. Trying to convince Luke they are meant for each other, even in Dakota Territory, will take every bit of strength, good fortune, maybe a white lie or two, and if he has to keep some secrets that, if Luke knew, would surely go against him, well…what’s a boy to do? With perseverance, a really cute smile, home cooking, and cuddling against Luke in the cold of night may just get him the man of his dreams.

I was completely glued from start to finish with this story. The author’s characterizations including, but not limited to, gestures, speech, and actions were spot on for the time period. The attributes that each character possesses make them someone you only want to succeed and be happy. I found the portrayal of the land, their small community and small town beliefs to be believable and aid in a nice visual of their surroundings.

On the surface, Luke and Sam are living their dream. They quickly create a domestic home life, each doing their respective chores, coming together at the end of the day, enjoying discussion and laughter over the dinner table. They both have become laid back with the interactions throughout the daytime. It has become common practice to share small touches, kisses on the cheek, hugs, and what have you only allowing themselves to break completely free from those restraints behind lock doors and pulled curtains. Throughout all of this, I felt their joy, I laughed at their banter. I was smiling more often than not with their carefree behaviour.

But…you just know in your gut something is going to happen. I was on the edge of my seat/waiting/hoping I was wrong. When Luke’s biggest fear becomes his reality, what will happen? When those lies in the first few pages that seemed not so important, in the context of all they were dealing with, now seem to have multiplied, will forgiveness be a false hope? One lie becomes two to cover the first lie and so on. I think we all know how quickly that can snowball and become your biggest regret. These two men had it all. They laughed, they loved, and they fell IN love. Will they lose everything including each other?

Fyn Alexander writes a beautiful story showing that love, regardless of your pedigree, can happen between two men. Her characters begin to believe, as did I, that even with the backward ways of their time, they can have it all. She didn’t pull any punches or mislead you with the secondary characters disliking their situation. The resistance that Luke and Sam were up against and the hateful vitriol of the community was appropriate even though it was hard to read at times.

Overall impression: I loved this story. I loved the time period, I loved how Luke was all alpha badass and sweet, lovable Sam loved to cook and clean and even make curtains and Luke was not turned off by it. I loved that Sam made Luke talk even when he would rather not. And most of all, I loved that they loved each other. Whether their love is enough, I strongly recommend you read this amazing story and see.

Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan

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Series: Minnesota Christmas, 02

Author: Heidi Cullinan

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, BDSM, Con-non-con

Length: Novel (194pgs)

Publisher: Samhain Publishing (November 11th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5Hearts

Blurb: The way to a man’s heart is on a sleigh.
Arthur Anderson doesn’t want anything to do with love and romance, and he certainly doesn’t want to play Santa in his mother’s library fundraising scheme. He knows full well what she really wants is to hook him up with the town’s lanky, prissy librarian.

It’s clear Gabriel Higgins doesn’t want him, either—as a Santa, as a boyfriend, as anyone at all. But when Arthur’s efforts to wiggle out of the fundraiser lead to getting to know the man behind the story time idol, he can’t help but be charmed. The least he can do is be neighborly and help Gabriel find a few local friends.

As their fiery arguments strike hotter sparks, two men who insist they don’t date wind up doing an awful lot of dating. And it looks like the sleigh they both tried not to board could send them jingling all the way to happily ever after.

Warning: Contains a feisty librarian, a boorish bear, small town politics, deer sausage, and a boy who wants a doll.

Product Link: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5222/sleigh-ride 

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: I always knew that librarians were sexy, and Cullinan threw in some kinks for fun! This is a fast-paced read full of details and drama. I always love the challenge of turning a cynical man into a love-struck ball of passion and Arthur Anderson fits that bill!

This second Minnesota Christmas tale fits right in with the language, lifestyle, and atmosphere of the first. Small town, both broad and narrow minds, traditions, family and a mischievous mother are all part of the sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking plot to bring Arthur and Gabriel together.

Don’t let the glasses and kids’ story time hero fool you, this small town librarian is a lusty one, but he’s in denial of the kinky side of his passions. Arthur may think he needs big strong one night encounters, but what he doesn’t know is that Gabe can handle whatever Arthur dishes out, and they may have much more in common that what lies on the surface.

There are a few small town stereotypes complete with anti-gay bashers, but even Arthur is guilty of stereotyping. He first overlooks Gabriel as weak, snobby, over educated, but one encounter at library story time open his eyes to how important Gabriel is to this town, and thus to Arthur. What starts as Arthur’s mom’s attempt to save the library budget, quickly becomes Arthur’s pet project, but can it become more?

So much great entertainment is crammed into this wonderful story! I’d be amiss to overlook the very sensual scenes, where Cullinan whips out her kink writing skills. A bit of D/s, a bit of consensual non-con, a little rough trade, and a lot of chemistry!!!!

I highly recommend this read, and not just for the cold winter months, but for hot winter nights!!!!