Misery Hailing Down by Flynn Eire

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Series: Shifting Reality, #4
Author: Flynn Eire
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (186 Pages)
Publisher: Supernatural Script (April 28, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5Hearts
Blurb: Trying to recover from events during the evacuation to the stronghold, Konrad Floriano, Royal Guard trainee and reluctant play toy, is just getting his life back on track. Loyal and dedicated to his King and people, when the unspeakable is desired of him, he sacrifices himself for the good of all.

Aristotle Royal, eldest of the belis, chooses Konrad—the sexy, bright-eyed feline—as the stronghold’s offering for their services. Trapped by tradition, need, and rules, it’s not how he wishes to meet someone so special.

Used to only being wanted for his body, Konrad is shocked when this time it garners him respect and even gives him a chance to grow in his role among the felines, from protector to diplomat.
But when the six Royal brothers find out they were called upon for a different reason than they understood, the stakes raise while fears grip the stronghold.

Betrayal, mystery, and the desire to belong continue to throw obstacle after obstacle in Konrad and Aristotle’s way. Will they be able to find their connection, their place with each other, or will misery continue to hail down?

ISBN: 978-1-940036-15-1

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Misery-Hailing-Down-Shifting-Reality-ebook/dp/B00JWETU2E

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the fourth book in the Shifting Reality series and they need to be read in order.

It is a pretty amazing story and I look forward to many more books from this amazing author. It was told in such a way that had me laughing my ass off at parts and in tears at others. I felt bad with the way Konrad felt. He comes off as so sweet, tender, and very caring. However, he sees himself in such a different way that it will draw you in and have you wishing that you were there to comfort him.

Konrad was known throughout the camp as the camp whore, but that was actually the way he saw himself. In truth, many were too nervous to approach him the way they wanted to. He had not had many lovers, but it was the way he went from bed to bed. He had finally had it, that is until he met Ari. Ari and his brothers were known for needing sex for energy. However, it isn’t exactly what it seems.

Ari had taken one look at Konrad and wanted him. Not for just the energy that he could give him and his brothers, but because he was falling for the little man. The problems arise when there is so much miscommunication that Konrad wants to run and chances going feral. Shape shifters when hurt tend to go somewhere and lick their wounds. However, it is not just with Ari that the communication is lacking both with everyone around. What do you expect from a camp that has all sorts of paranormal’s in it?

There are many dangers in the camp and one of them is family. Now all they need to do is to protect their King, keep Konrad from going insane, and make the humans see them as equals. I loved this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next story. It broke my heart the way Konrad felt throughout the whole book. I think he was my favorite character in the whole series. I loved the way their feelings come through so clearly, except of course to those who matter.

I got a kick out of reading this book and I would recommend reading it. Especially if you love sexy men, magical beings, shape-shifters, danger, excitement, surprise and hot sex. I loved how the story just seemed to flow right off the pages of the book.

Yakuza Courage by H.J. Brues

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Series: The Way of the Yakuza #2
Author: H.J. Brues
Genre: Contemporary/ Military/Interracial
Length: Novel (336 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 1st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Sequel to Yakuza Pride

Ex-Navy SEAL Brendan O’Farrihy enrolls in kendo classes to investigate a Honolulu dojo acting as a front for a Yakuza syndicate. Or at least that’s what Brendan’s client, Senator Harris, believes.

Through his kendo instructor, the cocky, short-fused, gorgeous Kinosuke Yonekawa, Brendan learns the criminals who are supposedly using the senator’s son, Kenneth, to expand their activities into the US, seem to have severed any Yakuza connections. The jaded, soul-scarred former soldier is captivated by the loyalty these gangsters show each other and the way they protect Ken like a tight military unit. Brendan wonders why the senator lied to him, and what the Yakuza are shielding Ken from.

When Ken disappears, Brendan suspects foul play and decides to help the man he is falling for, Kinosuke, and his friends, find Ken. But when Kinosuke discovers Brendan has been on the senator’s payroll, all bets are off.

ISBN: 978-1-62798-866-7

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5277

Reviewer: Aerin

Review: Kuso, this book was awesome! What’s even more awesome is that I learned to swear in yet another language and I know it’s going to stick with me forever. Silliness aside, Yakuza Courage is a mix of everything I love in a book.

Funny, smart-assed characters? Check!

Proud and honest Yakuza? Hot and troubled navy SEALS? A good plot? Check, check and check!

This was the second book in The Way of the Yakuza series and it picks up no long after the end of the first book. I strongly recommend to start with book one if you want to completely understand the plot in Yakuza Courage. The guys are all in the US now and working hard to become legal residents. I loved all of them in the first book and I really enjoyed learning more about them. This is told from three points of view throughout the book and it alternates between Kinosuke, Brendan, and Kotaro; let me tell you their unique ways of thinking and of perceiving the mix of cultures in Hawaii is extremely funny and interesting.

Kinosuke Yonekawa and the rest of his friends and ex members of the Yakuza family have recently moved to the US of A and are working at the dojo owned by Kenshin-san. This book is not as dark as the first one but it doesn’t lack in action. In fact, this book was so action packed it constantly kept me on my toes. The author does an incredible job at showing the differences between the American and Japanese cultures.

It’s very difficult for the guys to integrate into the American society and their struggles are real and, for people like me who had to go through it all, sometimes very hard to read. Kinosuke, as an ex-Yakuza, has a very hard time figuring out who he is now. All he’s known since he was young was how to be a Yakuza, and now that he gave that up, he feels that without the Yakuza name he is nothing. He lacks self-confidence and at times, it was very hard for me to read the way he perceives himself; I just wanted to give him a hug…

“Fuck if he knew why he was so stupid, but he’d never been bright to begin with, and nobody said that moving from Japan to Hawaii was supposed to make you smarter. He wasn’t intelligent like the boss—or even Kitahara—he wasn’t as tough as Shinya, or as good a marksman as Tachibana. He was just a wild card, more or less like Kotaro, very good to be used as a gofer if he got step-by-step instructions and, in his case, very convenient for a holiday fling, easy to leave behind before moving on to more serious engagements in the mainland. “

Kotaro is the youngster, the little “brother,” whom Shigure has been raising since he was a child. All Kotaro has ever wanted was to be old enough to become one of the much respected Yakuza, so now that this is no longer an option, he feels lost. He tried hard to integrate and belong with the rest of the teenagers at the school in Hawaii he now attends, but he is treated badly. He joins the bullies, becomes part of their group, and does anything he needs to in order to feel like he belongs.

Kinosuke is frustrated with him because Kotaro ignores his responsibilities at the dojo and often leaves to do one thing he truly enjoys: surfing. But hanging out with the bad boys means he needs to prove he’s one of them and Kotaro soon learns that every action has consequences and that he can involuntarily hurt those, he loves the most.

Brendan is an ex-navy SEAL who is hired by Senator Harris to gather as much information as possible on the Yakuza family. He enrolls in kendo classes in order to investigate the dojo and his sensei is none other than the beautiful Kinosuke. The chemistry between those two is off the charts and I really enjoyed the progress of their relationship.

The cultural differences between the two make things complicated and it’s a real delight to watch them learn more about each other. The elegance and finesse of the Japanese culture made Brendan seem like an elephant crashing his way through the new territory. The relationship that forms between these two is short-lived because the truth always finds a way to come out. When Brendan’s real motivations for getting close to Kinosuke in the beginning are found out, Brendan finds that he has a lot of groveling to do if he wants to win Kinosuke back.

When Kenshin-san is kidnapped, the Yakuza and the SEALS must learn to work together and most of all, respect and trust each other, if they want to be successful. The constant banter between the characters is hilarious and their sarcasm is spot on. I especially liked how hard Kinosuke fought his attraction towards Brendan, it made me laugh the way he was trying to convince himself and others that there’s nothing about Brendan he likes.

His eyes felt about to pop out of their sockets. “But, Boss, he’s not even handsome. He’s just this pasty-faced, freckled redhead!”
“You don’t like his blue eyes?”
“Green. They’re green.” Kinosuke understood his mistake as soon as he closed his big mouth—he didn’t need Matsunaga’s knowing smile to confirm it.
“So you’ve noticed the color of his eyes,” the bastard said. “And his freckles.”
“I teach him every Wednesday and Friday, I can’t help seeing his fucking face.”

The only complaints I have is that maybe the book was a bit too long. If it were 50 pages less, it would have been truly perfect. Also, the way the transition was made between scenes wasn’t ideal. One moment they’re trying to escape and fight for their lives, the next it’s all over and they’re in the hospital. Ummm, no, that’s not good enough. I want to read the whole thing; I don’t want to imagine how it happened.

I recommend this to every reader that enjoys an action packed book, cultural clashes between amazing characters, banter, and sarcasm throughout the book that will entertain and amuse you until the end.

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Partnership Reforged by Ariel Tachna, 2nd edition

71htgVgn+XL._SL1350_Title: Partnership Reforged, 2nd edition
Series: Partnership in Blood #4.5
Author: Ariel Tachna
Genre: Daydreams/ Vampires/ Paranormal
Length: Short (37 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 30th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.75Hearts
Blurb: A Companion to the Partnership in Blood series

For two years, Thierry has wanted the one thing Sebastien’s past denies him: an Aveu de Sang. With the help of friends new and old, he has finally assembled a ritual that will give him a close approximation of the ultimate bond between vampire and mortal… if it succeeds.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-630-2

Product Link:  http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5697&cPath=54_160

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: At the Spires of Notre Dame, four wizards, Eric, Thierry, Alain, and Raymond to represent the four elements, earth, wind, air, fire, and three vampires, Sebastian, Jean, and Orlando prepare for a ritual with Vincent, a wizard to help Eric in place of a vampire. Sebastian has had an Aveu de Sang a long time ago and so cannot bond with Thierry in the same manner again. The ritual is one designed to bond the two forever.

Intense and powerful ritual. Filled with hot sex as Thierry and Sebastian claim each other for all time. Well written with amazing details.

Great read.

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https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Welcoming His Man by Berengaria Brown

welcominghismanTitle: Welcoming His Man
Series: The Bath House Boys #2
Author: Berengaria Brown
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (71 pages)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (November 6th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75Hearts
Blurb: In the small town where he grew up, Jethro Wraight was persecuted, harassed, and traumatized because of his sexual orientation.

Now living far away from where he grew up, Jethro’s only just starting to learn that it’s okay to be gay. Jethro goes to the gay bathhouse and meets Bart Moreton there. Bart still lives at home with his parents, even though his dad keeps telling him to get a real job, because he’s determined to become an artist. His work is good, and sells well at craft markets, but he doesn’t make enough money to survive on alone as yet.

Jethro’s never had a boyfriend before, but the two men instantly form a bond. Jethro is taking his very first steps in displaying affection openly. Bart’s focused on becoming an artist. The immediate friendship between them surprises them both.

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/welcoming-his-man

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jethro Wraight has been bullied, harassed, and basically run out of town by the sheriff and his son for his orientation. As he’s leaving town he gets a phone call about a store and an apartment his late uncle left him just as he needs help the most. After getting help from his friends Ralph and Frank, he goes to the bathhouse with them and later meets Bartholomew Moreton and artist. It’s instant attraction for them both.

Very sweet story of how two men help each other overcome the way they’ve been treated and their fears. I loved how they encouraged each other and helped in any way they could.

Well written and some hot sex between Jet and Bart added spice to the story.

Great read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through
https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com
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Miles Diamond and the Demon of Death 4 by Derek Adams

4621MILESDIAMONDANDTHEDEMONOFDEATH4-510-430x645Title: Miles Diamond and the Demon of Death 4
Series: The Adventure of Miles Diamond
Author: Derek Adams
Genre: Action-Adventure/Erotic Suspense
Length: Novella (84 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75Hearts
Blurb: Miles Diamond and his pals are back! This time their adventures lead them to the jungles of Mexico in search of hidden treasure.

Miles and his crew arrive in Mexico City only to learn that their most promising lead has disappeared and the forces aligned against them are closing in. They flee to Acapulco, where Miles’s involvement in a bizarre parasailing incident leads him to an important discovery. Miles and Rudy plunge into a dense jungle and are quickly embroiled with a fertility cult that demands sacrifice to an ancient volcano goddess. Can Miles take the heat? Will Jackson return in time? Where the hell is the guy in the gray suit? To find out, dive into part four of Miles Diamond and the Demon of Death.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0117-7

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/derek-adams/Miles-Diamond-And-The-Demon-Of-Death-4/

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Miles, Rudy, and Jackson run in to trouble in Mexico when they stumble on a murder as usual Miles gets blamed for it so they run. Next, they have to evade a mob man after them intent on bodily harm. Miles has a hilarious parasailing incident. At the end of the book, Miles and Rudy are in danger.

Intense, action packed with some hilarious scenes thrown in as the three men try to stay alive while at the same time hunt for Martinez for information on the Demon of Death statue and supposed treasure.

Hot sex scenes with Miles and Rudy.

Good read.

Derick by Catherine Lievens

4660Derick510web-430x645Title: Derick
Series: Whitedell Pride, #2
Author: Catherine Lievens
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (134 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (November 1, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Sometimes the best thing that can happen to someone happens in the middle of a crisis.

Derick is running from his pack, his family. He has to, if he wants to save innocent people. His Alpha is planning an attack on the Whitedell Pride, and he can’t let it happen. Sure, he knows he will probably have to pay a price for his betrayal, but he is ready to do it. He hadn’t thought his price would be a good one, until he finds his mate in the pride.

Nate is the pride’s Beta, and as Beta, he has to follow the unspoken rules that exist in the shifter community. He wasn’t looking for a mate, and he certainly didn’t think his mate would be a wolf shifter. Not that he has anything against wolf shifters, but this one brings way too many problems with him.

Derick’s Alpha knows what he has done, and he plans to make him pay. When Derick is kidnapped, Nate has to decide if he wants to play by the rules and risk his mate, or if he’s going to save Derick, risking a justified attack from the pack

ISBN: 978-4874-0110-8

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Derick/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is part of a series and they need to be read in order. It was a fascinating story and I was glad to have had a chance to read it. I love the way the felines are actually sweeter then the wolves. They show so much promise and their love for one another makes it even better. Most packs and prides keep separated for some crazy reason, yet Nate’s pride takes in all feline shifters. I don’t think they ever expected to take in a wolf though.

Derick was not a strong wolf in fact I would say he is an omega, although they don’t really give him a title. However, when he heard his alpha talking to the beta’s he knew he had to step in. Here his alpha was talking about going after a group of feline shifters and he had to help them. He knew that if he got caught that his alpha would kill him and the chances that the felines would kill him on site was always there in his mind. What he had not expected was to find his mate.

Nate is a jaguar shifter and he has just found his mate. Now he had several things to do, one in which was to get his little mate to agree. Not only would it keep him safe in the pride but also he just wanted the man. Nate has one little problem and that is he works to hard. So it was up to Derick to show the man how to have fun.

I loved Nate but Derick won my heart. He is not as strong as the others are but he would give up his life to help a group of shifters he did not know. I also loved his quirky attitude and feisty ways. He is a great character that made the story so much better. I loved this book not only because it has two very sexy men, but feline shifters, wolf shifters, powerful alpha’s, feisty mates, danger, excitement and some hot love scenes. If you love all of that and more than you would love this book.

I would definitely recommend reading this book. I loved it and cannot wait to get my hands on the next story. It had captured my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.

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

A Taste of Poison by Aleksandr Voinov

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Series: Memory of Scorpions, #3
Author: Aleksandr Voinov
Genre: Fantasy / Military
Length: Novel (265 pages)
ISBN: 9781626491557
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (October 13th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Reviewer: Thommie
Blurb: Even a king gets stung when he reaches for a scorpion.

After barely surviving an assassination attempt, King Adrastes is a changed man—one who mistrusts even his allies and friends. He readies his empire for war against an enigmatic enemy, the Elder of Vededrin, but not everyone approves. While courtiers dare only to whisper dissent, an outrider called Death foments rebellion in the mountains, aided by a prophecy that promises he’ll stop the Black King.

Kendras—former lover to Adrastes and leader of the Scorpions—is sent with his elite mercenary force to bring Death to justice. But when Kendras learns who’s hiding behind the mask, he must choose between his lover Graukar, newly appointed general to the king—and King Adrastes himself.

With no man to call master, the Scorpions could flee the danger and intrigue. But Kendras cannot abandon the man he once loved—or the man he’s growing to love—without first uncovering the real threat to the Empire.

Purchase Link: http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/a-taste-for-poison

Review: I think it took me forever to find the time and finally finish this book. I seriously hated real life for stealing my time away, but I made it and *sigh* now I’m going to have to go over yet another book-hangover. It’s a thing with Voinov’s books and me, happens almost every time.

A Taste for Poison is the third and final book of the Memory of Scorpions universe, though rumour has it that Voinov is considering writing some shorts about some characters. As a fan, I truly hope it’ll happen.

So back to this book, yet again we were graced with a strong story, capable of grabbing your brain and imprisoning it in the depths of the plot. Action, blood, gore. Love, lust, passion. Jealousy, pain, fury. Intrigues, betrayals, back-stabbings.

More often than not, I felt like living in the story and I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful a feeling that is. The intensity of the storytelling is spectacular and leaves you without breath. Expect heart palpitations, heartbreaks, and even a tear shedding or two. Also, expect the sizzling hot passion and the one-of-the-kind love manifestation Voinov is so famous for being able to recreate in writing. And if you think you won’t get bat-shit-crazy mad with characters and events, think again.

The story itself takes a turn and what we suspected in book #2 became reality. It shifted from having Adrastes as the main person of Kendras’s interest to Graukar and while that was expected it managed to shock us with what Graukar suffers in the path of Adrastes’s fury. It will make you cringe and shudder, but it’s well worth it and raises the tension of the story way above high. It made Kendras look so damn good in my eyes too and I think it was about time, as he left me with an uneasy feeling in book #2.

Other than that, I don’t think I need to point out the quality of this book. Anyone who has read a book from Riptide knows to expect only the best. Wonderful editing work, fonts and presentation always making you feel like you’re reading a paperback. There are times I wonder why I can’t smell the pages and I laugh at myself. But you get the point. It’s so nice to have to focus only in the story without having minor details, such as typos or poor proofing, take your concentration away.

In the end, all there is to add here is; if you are not acquainted with the Memory of Scorpions universe I strongly recommend it to you.

Elliot’s Heart Song by Lynn Stark

elliotsheartsongTitle: Elliot’s Heart Song
Series: White Horse Clan, #4
Author: Lynn Stark
Genre: Paranormal / Ménage a Trois
Length: Novella (129 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc (November 13th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Elliot learned a lot about the world around him after visiting his brother Sam on the farm where he lived with his mates. Humans weren’t alone. It was both shocking and amazing. There were all sorts of beings, including six gargoyles, brothers who had once been men. Cursed, they were destined to live the rest of eternity as creatures that only lived in darkness. Two of the gargoyles were his mates, his loves, and he was determined that Francois and David not give up hope that they could be men once again.

Living the cursed life of a gargoyle for centuries, Francois and David had never held any hope of the spell being broken and becoming men again. They live and die each and every day. Though they accept the fact that they have a mate, they refuse to complete the mating with the handsome human. Elliot deserves more than they can give him.

ISBN: 978-1-63258-566-0

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/elliots-heart-song

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
It has been a year since Elliot had learned about the paranormal world, and about his mates. Brothers Francois and David along with their other siblings were cursed a long time ago to be gargoyles. They never expected to have a fated mate. They have held out for the past year from claiming Elliot because they didn’t think it was fair to Elliot. Elliot on the other hand doesn’t care what his mates are. He sees behind the scary forms they wear and still loves and wants them.

The three men have fallen in love even before actually mating. They have had a year of nights together learning about each other. Elliot looks forward to every night to spend time with Francois and David. Elliot does all he can to make his mates feel special and loved. He does things for them like getting their favored foods. He even has the alpha of the clan help build his mates and their brothers specially build homes for them to live in.

I loved this book. It had a real fairy tale feel to it, albeit with a twist or two or three. The relationship that has developed between the three men is in the start just sweet and a bit sad. Once things get rolling, they are steaming up the pages. I think David was my favorite out of the threesome. He was hilarious with his bottomless pit stomach and his love of kitten and puppy videos. Francois had a more serious and steadying influence, While Elliot was somewhere in between the two. But he let nothing stop him from getting his mates and proved he would stand his ground and fight for them.

This was a great addition to the series and I am looking forward to more releases.

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Secrets by Maggie Walsh

www.bookstrand.comTitle: Secrets
Series: The Angel Pack, #2
Author: Maggie Walsh
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (175 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc (September 10th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Secrets from Gabriel’s past haunt him and hold him back from claiming his mate. His internal struggle has always caused him to keep to himself. But this struggle is giving Taylor mixed signals, and a whole lot of pain. Gabriel won’t tell Taylor that they are mates, but he doesn’t know that Taylor already knows.

The pain from his mate’s rejection causes Taylor to spin out of control and in return, he lashes out at everyone, including his best friend Jesse.

Taylor holds a big secret that he tries to deal with alone. With new friends, late night parties and a lot of alcohol, he decides to leave the pack, Jesse, and Gabriel behind to keep his secret hidden. But by keeping his secret from the ones he loves, it will cause them to lose him forever.

Can Gabriel face his demons in time to save Taylor? Or will he be too late and spend eternity alone?

ISBN: 978-1-63258-300-0

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/secrets-walsh

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Taylor pops off the screen. He is a vibrant smart ass. But he also hides so much behind his quick wit and big mouth. He is happy for his best friend Jesse for mating the alpha Micah. However when Gabriel doesn’t own up to being his mate it makes Taylor believe there is something wrong with him. Taylor feels like a throw away that no one wants. He also keeps a secret from everyone until it is almost too late to save him.

Gabriel wants Taylor so much. But Gabriel is very shy and hides behind an emotionless mask, so no one gets close. Gabriel has no clue how to talk to Taylor at first. Gabriel has so many issues, least of which is believing his father telling him, all his life, he was worthless. So instead of claiming Taylor he says nothing. Which only convinces Taylor that even his own mate doesn’t want him. When the chips are down and the worst possible thing is happening the whole pact pulls together to help solve the problem.

Each character has their own unique personality that gives something to the story. Either emotional support or to bring laughter, or they all have something to contribute. There are few editing mishaps, but they do not distract from the overall story. There is the relationship of Gabriel and Taylor, but there is also a broader storyline overall that is slowly opening up. What it means yet is not fully seen in this book. But get the feeling something big is coming down the pipeline.

I love the world the author has made and look forward to reading more in this series.

Unicorns and Rainbow Poop by Sam Kadence

71Ws3drFXFL._SL1350_Title: Unicorns and Rainbow Poop
Series: Vocal Growth
Author: Sam Kadence
Genre: Young Adult
Length: Novel (260 pages)
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press, Dreamspinner Press (November 6th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: Ex-boyband member Dane Karlson is struggling to overcome an eating disorder and a body dismorphic disorder. His fall through a glass table puts him in rehab and on the road to recovery. Then a friend dies. When depression causes him to lose ground, he calls for the only person he trusts—former bandmate Tommy. But Tommy doesn’t know how to help. He begs his friend Sebastian “Bas” Axelrod to aid them through the emotional struggle.

Bas, an openly gay high school student who’s recently lost his grandmother, is trying to survive his last few months of school before escaping to Stanford. Having just lost the only person in his family to care for him, he is victim to the cruelty of the others. His younger brother bullies him, and his parents are suing him for his gran’s inheritance. When Tommy calls, Bas can’t help but run to his side.

Together Dane and Bas find a middle ground, supporting each other through the lows, dancing together during the highs. They build friendships and plan for the prom and graduation, thinking positively as long as they are together.

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5625

Reviewer: Tina

Review: Disclaimer: I have not yet read book 1 in this series (but I will be going back to read it).

WOW! I have to be honest that I wasn’t sure if I would like this book based on the title…but this is an absolute must read!! When you read the story, the title will make perfect sense and bring a smile to your face.

Let me get the basics out of the way first – the writing in this book is really good. I am a Nazi when it comes to grammatical and spelling errors and I found none in this book. I have never had a personal experience with eating disorders so I cannot speak to any of the technicalities about it. My review is based solely on the entertainment value of the book.

This story touched me on several different levels…as a mom, as a friend of gay couples that has suffered bullying for their sexual orientation and as a human being that believes all people should be treated equally.

Dane suffered at hands of his parents for most of his life, being subjected to physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse. Even though he has lived through all this abuse and had to grow up pretty quickly because of his fame, he has an innocence and childlike essence that just makes you want to hug him. He has no filter and says whatever comes to his mind regardless of the consequences.

Thankfully he has surrounded himself with friends that can support and care for him and who can help him learn how to be comfortable in social situations. I personally love his lack of filter as I lack one myself. Regrettably, those around him are easily hurt and don’t always understand his comments as ignorance instead of malice.

I don’t want to give too much away, but I absolutely love the way Bas, Adam and Ru help him heal from not only his eating disorder, but the effects of 12 years of abuse. These guys are truly great friends to him.

Bas is just as broken as Dane. His only advocate has been his grandmother whom he just lost. His family is absolutely horrible. He has been bullied and abused. He hides behind his snarky comments and flamboyant behavior. Fortunately for him, Dane sees through that protective layer to the man Bas really is and loves him for it. The 2 of them balance each other and make a great pair – even if they were to remain just friends, forever.

I’m hopeful Bas and Dane are able to follow through with the life plans that Bas has as I think that would be an inspiration for all the troubled teens they come in contact with.

Adam and Ru obviously have a history that is told in book 1 but it is not necessary to read that book before reading this book. As I stated, after falling in love with this book I will be going back to book 1 because I do think that information would help understand some of their quirks in this book.

Tommy is one of Ru and Dane’s ex-band members and plays a pretty big role in this book. He is a good friend to all these guys and wants to help all of them. Unfortunately, he is just as lost as Dane and Bas are but his unraveling takes place over the entire story and leaves us not so patiently waiting for book 3 for his story.

Another 2 characters that I’m hoping we’ll see more of are Paige and Marissa. I can’t say too much about either of them without giving too much away but they both play integral parts of the story that I would like to see more of in future books.

This book is very touching and will stay with you for a long time. It is definitely one you must read.

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

Written in the Stars by Lily Velden Release Day Blitz, Excerpt & Review!

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Hey guys, we have a visit from Lily Velden now with her latest release Written in the Stars, she lets us have a brief look as an excerpt and we have KathyMac’s review for you to enjoy ❤ ~Pixie~
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Written in the Stars

(Part of the Bollocks! anthology)
by

Lily Velden

Who needs a holiday when your destiny is Written in the Stars?

Written in the Stars is also a part of the BOLLOCKS! Anthology

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Buy your copy and get a bonus short story – Life According to Buddy! To get your complimentary story, email Wayward Ink Publishing after purchase.

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The Gin Rickey 02: The Sparkler by Renee George Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have Renee George stopping by to show off her latest release The Gin Rickey 02: The Sparkler, Renee lets us have a peek at an excerpt and there’s a great giveaway, so enjoy the post, read Lisa’s review and then click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~ 
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The Gin Rickey 02: The Sparkler

(Cock&Tails 07)
by

Renee George

Ricky McNeil doesn’t do relationships, especially with hot, rich dudes like Alex Michaels. No, he and Alex find mutual and intense satisfaction together–and if Ricky thinks about Alex too often and wants him too much … that doesn’t mean anything. Right?

Alex wants Ricky day and night, but figures asking for an exclusive relationship with the sexy, tattooed man is the best way to scare him off.  Even so, Alex can’t resist inviting Ricky to his parents’ home for a holiday barbecue. No one’s more surprised than Alex when Ricky says yes. 

Will attending a family event as a couple bring them closer together … or be the end of everything between them?

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance

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One Thing Leads by Jude Dunn Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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One Thing Leads

by

Jude Dunn

What makes a young man go further than he ever thought he would?

Dion Bellamy is twenty-seven and studying social work at the University of Chicago. He has lived with Kenji Okamura, a construction worker, for a year and a half. Dion loves Kenji and passionately hopes Kenji feels the same, but he has never said the three big words. Then Grayson Sinclair, Dion’s schoolmate and a vivacious, oversexed playboy, comes between them.

One step at a time, barely aware where his steps are leading, Dion descends the slippery slope into a life of depravity. First, Grayson ensures Kenji is out of the way. Then he entices Dion to go clubbing with him, gets Dion drunk and high, and then takes him to a sex club, where he films Dion giving blow jobs to multiple men. He threatens to put the video online unless Dion signs a contract to work as a prostitute. Though he hardly understands how he reached this point, Dion must now figure out how to escape his fate and save himself.

Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

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The Hit Man Cometh by Edward Kendrick

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Series: N/A
Author: Edward Kendrick
Genre: Paranormal / Crime & Mystery
Length: Novella (158 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-78430-313-6
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (December 12th, 2014 / Early Download November 14th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: Mick is a hit man sent after Gavin. Can Gavin, an ex-conman and a shifter, convince Mick they should join forces before Mick kills him?

Mick Whalen is a hit man hired to kill Gavin Wilde. However, when he tracks Gavin to a remote mountain cabin, he discovers that killing the coyote shifter is not in the cards. Especially when Gavin offers sex as an incentive to spare his life—an offer Mick does not refuse.

At Gavin’s insistence, they find out who hired Mick before someone else is sent to finish the job. The most probable person is a vampire with an ax to grind because of something Gavin did to him in the past. With the help of Gavin’s bear shifter friend Torben, and Torben’s vampire friend Brynja, they set out to stop the vampire—perhaps permanently.

Mick and Gavin decide to join forces since, as Gavin points out, he can teleport Mick away after a hit. The contracts come, and their rough bouts of sex heat up in the process.

However, they’re almost killed on a job—a job no one knew about except Mick’s friend and handler Johnny. When Johnny is murdered, they team up with the two other hit men who also once worked for Johnny, to find and eliminate his killer as well.

With death and destruction now both men’s way of life, will it draw them closer together—or destroy what has become more than just a friendship?

Reader Advisory: This book contains light BDSM.

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/the-hit-man-cometh
Review: Gavin is a 180-year-old coyote shifter and Mick is the human assassin sent to kill him. When the planned killing goes out the window, they decide to team up and track down the person who ordered the hit. From there, things lead to an unusual partnership between Gavin and Mick. Along the way, the reader learns some interesting things about paranormals. I liked that the author gave different powers to the shifters and vampires than usual norm used in the genre. Like the ability for shifters to teleport or “air coyote” as they jokingly called it.

The relationship between Gavin and Mick is not what I would call romance. Instead, they build a partnership. At first, it is just for them to track down the person who hired Mick to kill Gavin. Once that is done, they decide to partner up in Mick’s business and to keep giving each other what they need sexually.

The sex between them is what I would term rough sex and not so much BDSM. There is mostly hard spanking, bondage, and some pain play. The sex scenes are short and to the point. There is no real build up or foreplay. And they do become repetitive to me. They are basically all the same. What does grow between them is a trust to have each other’s backs and respect for each other.

Overall, I liked the storyline idea. The writing style was very clean and concise. However, I found myself easily distracted from the book. There was no pull for me to “have” to finish the story as soon as possible. There is no real emotional aspect to this story. These men do not love each other. Gavin and Mick are not looking to be saved from a bad life by love. They purposely team up to continue killing people and having sex with each other. That is really all they are looking for, to not be alone.

I guess I am a romantic at heart. So this story did not give me the happily ever after in love feeling. I need the emotional connection and this one did not give it to me. Even with the great writing technique, I was left unsatisfied.