Dragon’s Claim by Tate McKirk

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Series: Mating Rites, #1
Author: Tate McKirk
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Short (35 pages)
Publisher: Tate McKirk (January 26th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.75Hearts
Blurb: The naive Elven Prince Jiriel has spent the majority of his life coddled and forbidden to explore the woods. Is there something lurking in the forest that might harm him, or worse, entice him?

ADULT ONLY. M/M EROTICA.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Claim-Fantasy-Shifter-Erotica-ebook/dp/B00STS687Y

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I really enjoyed this wonderfully written book. With amazing scenery details. Prince Jiriel feels like he’s imprisoned in the castle walls. He desperately wants to be out and about. After seeing his manservant with his sister, he flees heartbroken.

While out he meets a sexy dragon who takes him for a passionate ride. I loved this story. The only thing I didn’t like was the way it ended abruptly with no warning. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Fantastic read.

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The Cookie Said Red by J.D. Walker

CookieSaidRedTitle: The Cookie Said Red
Series: This title is part of the Something’s Coming AmberPax™ Collection.
Author: JD Walker
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (51 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (15 Feb 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: Cisco Boyd, an outgoing thirty-five-year-old, believes in fortune cookies and horoscopes. Despite his lack of success in finding a steady boyfriend, Cisco never doubts the stars will eventually lead him to the man of his dreams.

One day, Cisco reads the fortune inside a cookie that says, “Red is the color of your heart’s desire.” So when Cisco’s date turns up wearing a red shirt, he’s ecstatic. But things don’t go as planned. After the date turns ugly, Cisco finds himself locked in his bathroom and calling the front desk of his apartment building for assistance.

Benjy McCrae, head of security, comes to his rescue. Cisco has always appreciated the hotness that is Benjy McCrae, but the man’s stern demeanor has never invited too much speculation…until now. Suddenly, Cisco sees Benjy with new eyes, including the part of the man’s security uniform that’s always been there—his red tie.

Perhaps Cisco’s “heart’s desire” has been right under his nose all along. But are the stars finally aligned in his favor?

ISBN: 978-1-61124-747-3

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2126-The-Cookie-Said-ldquo-Red-rdquo.aspx

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a hot story (with some smoking hot sex scenes) of one eccentric guy trying to find Mr Right. It’s a good quick read and has a bit of fun thrown in too. Cisco is a great believer in astrology and since reading a fortune cookie, he is convinced that the love of his life is going to be wearing red. The first object of his, if nothing else, is good for some hot sex. The second object of his desire, is Benjy and becomes Cisco’s knight in shining armour.

There is nothing really wrong with this story. It’s enjoyable, the main characters are relatable and there are no gaping plot holes. Instead, I feel that the background of the first guy Cisco goes out with (making up about one-third of the story) wasn’t really fleshed out fully.

My one complaint about the characters and that is from the start Cisco seems to me a bit shallow and I found it hard to get caught by him. It’s not that he was a diva, love divas, but I felt that I needed more.

However, this is a short story and for what it is, it’s an enjoyable, decent read.

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Sext Based Adventure Frances Gideon

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Author: Frances Gideon
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance set in a gaming world
Length: Novella (13K words)
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (January 26th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Chris thought he was done with his gaming days. He’d deleted his account, gone back to his day job, and put his fantasy world days behind him… but couldn’t resist the urge to return. This time, however, he decided to play as a woman—a persona he maintains even when he makes friends with Jessica.

When Jessica offers online sex, Chris still cannot bring himself to confess his secret. As their relationship turns serious, still he cannot admit to the ruse. Then Jessica proposes they meet offline, and Chris is finally forced to confront the questions and choices he’s been avoiding…

Product Link: http://www.lessthanthreepress.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&products_id=820

Reviewer: Tams
Review: Chris lives his life vicariously through his online persona, Christina. He has certain needs, tendencies if you will, that he doesn’t share with anyone except his best friend. As Christina, he is able to at least visually and mentally engage himself, and when the online relationship with Jessica becomes more Chris doesn’t mind.

It’s not until Jessica suggests they meet in the real world that Chris starts to sweat it. What will happen when his online dream girl learns that Chris is not Christina, and that Chris’s tastes or sort of singular?

It’s very hard to review this short without giving away the major plot twist, and since it’s not listed in the synopsis, I’m going to keep my mouth shut about that as well. I’ll just say this is a very well written short story that is not what it seems to be. As the story unfolds, and personalities not only merge but also grow, you learn a lot about Chris/Christina and Jessica that will keep you on your toes and guessing until the fateful meeting.

I thought the relationship between the two characters progressed a little fast, and then there was a little twist let’s just say in the last chapter that wasn’t quite believable for me, but other than that I really enjoyed this sexy little short story.

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Behind Locked Doors by Nick Kinsley

BehindLockedDoors_CvrMEDTitle: Behind Closed Doors
Series: N/A
Author: Nick Kinsley
Genre: BDSM/Historical
Length: Novel (178 Pages)
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing (February 19th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Edward Taylor is a man torn between his honorable façade and his forbidden carnal desires. Outwardly, a proper Victorian family man, Edward secretly craves pain and lusts after men. Isaac Sinclair is a struggling writer forced by poverty to supplement his income with less savory pursuits, including discreetly inflicting “professional punishments” upon wealthy gentlemen.

When Edward catches Isaac in an act of petty theft, the chance meeting seems to offer an ideal opportunity for both men. Neither man, however, is prepared for the escalation of social and personal risk occasioned by falling in love.

ISBN: 978-1-62234-211-2

Product Link: http://fantasticfictionpublishing.com/product/behind-locked-doors

Reviewer: KathyMac

Review: I believe I have just found a new author that is definitely one to keep an eye out for. Behind Locked Doors, by Nicholas Kinsley, is a captivating story about two men pulled to each other regardless of their social backgrounds. Set in the time period of 1886 where, if caught, you would most certainly find yourself imprisoned for who knows how long. I love historical books, add the element of D/s, and for me it was an obvious choice.

Edward Taylor has struggled for years with his lust for men and his carnal desires. He married a girl he met in Paris, not because he wanted to, but knew he would have to take a wife one day. He liked her well enough, she was intelligent, and a fiery attitude. And, they were friends so why not. Even though he loved her, he wasn’t in love with her.

Until he met Isaac, he very seldom smiled or had anything to feel happy about. He is a man considered of upper class, he owns a factory handed down by his father, and one day will go to his own son. A son that hardly gives him the time of day. He comes across as arrogant and looking down upon others. He is not the man he appears, he is much more. He dreams of being owned by a dominant man, being controlled, and being held in strong arms.

Seeing Isaac steal through a shop window would set the course for Edward’s future. Seeing Isaac smile, especially directed at him, would soon become something Edward could not do without. They established a professional relationship where Isaac, a struggling writer, would fulfill Edward’s desires of pain and pleasure.

Being behind closed doors, having every desire met, consumed him in every way. As their meetings became more frequent, their feelings become more evident. At one point, Edward tries to end things with Isaac because he fears he is getting in too deep, emotionally. Once he realizes that Isaac feels the same he could not get to him fast enough.

Edward was fairly certain he had never felt so happy in his entire life, and were it not for the prospect of seeing Isaac, he was sure he would never feel so happy again. But he would see Isaac – the very next day, in fact – and the feeling of elation Edward felt now would only heighten. Nothing could take the smile from his face. Nothing.

Of course, things don’t always go smoothly or as planned. There is the constant fear of being caught. Edward constantly battles with himself over what he is doing to his family. He tries to justify his actions to himself but he knows, and has known, for a long time where his heart and desires lie.

Nicholas Kinsley has written a beautiful, heartfelt, love story between two men who have come to need each other for more than just their professional arrangement. With the author’s flair of originality, he will open dialogue to the present and the past. Normally, I am not a fan of going back in time.

However, in this setting it was welcomed. We were able to get the visual of how their lives crossed paths, originally, bringing them to where they are in the present. There were a couple of places that caused me to trip, yet only briefly, as the story switched from past to present.

I really liked the way the author handled the Master/sub relationship between Edward and Isaac. During a scene, Isaac had no trouble slipping into his dominant authority and Edward was only too eager to comply. The author’s characterizations and descriptions brilliantly pulled the reader in giving you a feel of actually seeing their surroundings.

“Close your eyes.”
Edward closed his eyes.
It was a folded cloth Isaac blindfolded him with, rough and smelling of soap. He tied it snugly at the back of Edward’s head and without warning spun Edward round.
He hugged him. Edward stifled a gasp, but couldn’t manage to stop his initial flinch. After a moment, after Isaac kept hold of him, rubbing his hand up and down Edward’s back lovingly, Edward exhaled slowly and relaxed.

Behind Locked Doors is a very gratifying novel and the writing style is one that I can easily connect with. The execution of professional to personal was beautifully done showing many more facets of Edward, Isaac, and most of all Marie, Edward’s wife. I love how she worked through the upset and turmoil, and the conclusions she came too. She is a remarkable woman and I’m glad the author showed her as such.

I would recommend this story to anyone who loves historical with D/s mixed into the relationship. There was a bit of suspense always wondering if this were the moment, they would be exposed. The connection they had for each other both in bed and out was incredible. This was a beautiful love story where their happy ever after was achieved even though it still has to remain behind closed doors. Nicholas Kinsley is an author I would definitely read from again.

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Seth & Casey by R.J. Scott

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Series: Storming Love 2: Blizzard, 03

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (71 pages)

ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0371

Publisher: MLR Press (February 6th 2015)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: The blizzard of the century has stranded teacher Casey McGuire and pupils at a country retreat. As a last resort and fearing for their lives, he calls his ex, fireman Seth Wild. The same man who promised that he would always be there for Casey.

Seth is on sick leave after a terrible accident leaves him near dead. He’s wallowing in self-pity and he’s already driven away the only man who cared about him. Casey. When he receives the call, he is the only person left to help and nothing will stop him.

Because if Seth can’t help, then very possibly Casey and the kids won’t make it out of this alive.

Purchase Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=SLS2RJS3

Review: Warning: Once you start, you won’t want to put it down!

This story is breathtaking. I sat in suspense the entire time I read. For such a short story this one was very complete and covered so much ground. It was like reading a novella.

I could feel Seth’s pain and anger. I really felt for him. Once the storm hit and Casey and the kids were trapped I was so afraid for them there was so many ominous clues dropped I kept wondering what may happen to him and the kids trapped in that. Would they freeze? Would the trees break on them? Could anyone even get to them? There was just so much suspense!

I loved this story and how the storm was more integral than just a backdrop outside a window.

If you like, teachers, Firefighters, suspense, and a very well written short story this is definitely for you!

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The Sinclair Selkie by Chris Quinton

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Series: N/A
Author: Chris Quinton
Genre: Fantasy
Length: Novella (86 Pages)
Publisher: Fireborn Publishing (February 20, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: American Donal MacCraith is on a road trip along the western coast of Scotland and the Western Isles. His family roots are there, but his main reasons for the extended vacation are the songs and legends. He’s a folk-singer, come to collect some new old material. In Stornoway, he meets the Shielingers and Niall MacLachlan.

Donal is attracted to Niall, but doesn’t act on it, unable to guess if the man is gay or not. When he continues his exploration of Lewis in his rented motorhome, making for the small crofting community his grandmother left as a young woman, he finds Niall waiting for him on the road just outside the town. Donal invites him along, and Niall leaps at the chance.

Once out on the road, Niall makes a play for Donal, and they begin a casual no-strings relationship, though Donal senses Niall has an agenda of his own. Donal knows their fling won’t last, but that suits him at first. Later, though, he begins to want something more, even though he has the feeling, Niall is using him. He’s right, and it’s the clue in the old stories of the Sinclair Selkie Donal’s grandmother had told him.

That clue will lead Donal to the startling truth behind the legend, and they’ll both be faced with life-changing choices.

ISBN: 978-1-941984-32-1

Product Link: http://firebornpublishing.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&products_id=65

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Have you ever come across a book that will keep you wondering the whole entire time, well this was the one for me. At first, I wasn’t too sure what to think or even if I liked it, however once I started reading I couldn’t put the book down.

It took me a bit of time to actually get into the story and by the time I got half way done, I was ready to shoot Niall. He comes off as an arrogant jerk, but then your opinion changes when you find out why he is the way he is.

Donal was a singer of folk songs and came to the home of his family lines to learn more songs. He was having a good time so when he heard a group play he wanted to introduce himself to them.

To see if he could get some songs from them, what he ends up with is Niall turning him on faster than he thought possible. He knew from the start that Niall had an agenda and was probably using him. It hurt him to think that, but when he found out the truth behind the whole thing, it all changed.

Niall’s family has a bit of history. He was looking for the skin to give back to another family, to basically end a feud. He found Donal gorgeous and he wanted him, however he also needed a ride to a place he thought he could find the skin. He was a Selkie and knew it might take a bit of time. He didn’t want to hurt the man that he has come to love, but he knew he would. He had his secrets and he wonders how Donal would take it.

I loved the way that this story came together for me in the end. It seems to capture you right from the start and keep you there to the very end. I am still not sure if I liked it or not, but damn this story was a blast to read. I felt so bad for Donal and how he was feeling, but the ending was perfect. It gave me almost everything I could possibly want in a story.

I would recommend reading this. It gives you a bit of the paranormal world with fantasy and folk tales mixed in. That and gorgeous men, excitement, hot sex, a bit of suspense and a touch of mystery. I had a blast reading it and look forward to reading more by this amazing author.

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Night Vision by Amelia Bishop

NightVisionLGTitle: Night Vision
Series: N/A
Author: Amelia Bishop
Genre: Other Paranormal
Length: Novella (131 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 18th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Theron Antonopolis, a strige, feeds on human emotion. In a tranquil suburban neighborhood, his best meals come from a quiet systems administrator who’s become more than a source of nourishment for Theron—Alex Rowler is an obsession. Theron can no longer remain in the shadows. When they meet, any attraction Alex feels toward the sexy monster is overshadowed by his anxiety and distrust of Theron’s supernatural powers. But sensing the underlying arousal, Theron begins courting his human.

As months pass, Theron falls deeply in love, and the need to complete the strige bonding ceremony with his human lover becomes overwhelming. But a permanent commitment is too much, too soon for Alex, and he delays the joining, despite Theron’s insistence they are running out of time.

As an unbonded pair, however, Theron and Alex draw the attention of the Midnight Parliament, and the lovers are brought to trial to determine their fate.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-490-2

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6058

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Interesting story about Theron, a strige who feeds on emotions, takes an interest in a human named Alex. They slowly get to know one another and finally the day comes when Theron asks him to bond with him. Not sure because there is, no leaving or divorce after bonding only death Alex puts him off.

Athan, Theron’s cousin, interferes and gives them a summons to the Midnight Parliament where they will both have a trial. I really enjoyed reading this wonderfully written story. It was different from anything I’ve read before and it intrigued me greatly. The details about the strige were fascinating.

The sex between Alex and Theron was hot as well as the dreams Alex had about them.

Sweet and emotional yet turbulent and intense at times with a lot of learning and understanding between Theron and Alex. Great read.

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The Fallen by Kay Ellis

Fallen[The]LGTitle: The Fallen
Series: Evolin, #2
Author: Kay Ellis
Genre: High Fantasy
Length: Novella (133 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 18th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Defying their orders of exile, Tylan and Sully return to Evolin to face King Acipor. But two against the kingdom’s forces requires more planning. In the forest surrounding the city, Tylan and Sully find a group of young men hiding to escape persecution. Sully is pleased to discover his former comrade, Gannon, leads this ragtag set. Soon, they find refuge and shelter from the dark clouds quickly gathering on the horizon.

Worried over strengthening bonds between old friends, Tylan grows distrustful. When a boy with the gift of foresight warns Tylan he will be betrayed, the fire within him grows stronger, waiting for its chance to take control of the prince’s body and claim Sully for its own.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-485-8

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6057

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Amazing story about two men, Sully, a fallen rider, and Tylan, a prince, on a dangerous journey to reclaim what they lost and to overthrow a ruthless king. The details of the battles throughout the book were intense.

Full of action, drama, mystery, suspense this story grabs your attention from the start and doesn’t let go until the very end, which has a surprising ending I never saw coming. Fast paced, this book will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next.

Although I did not read the first book, I most definitely will now to find out how it all began. The intimate scenes between Sully and Tylan were hot. Wonderfully written but it seemed to end on a cliffhanger so will be anxiously awaiting another book in this series.

Highly recommended.

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Sunshine and Leather by Angelique Voisen

sunshineandleather1l__45487.1422233067.300.450Title: Sunshine and Leather
Series: Romance on the Go
Author: Angelique Voisen
Genre: BDSM/ Urban Fantasy/ Shifters/Vampires
Length: Short Story (28 Pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (January 23, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts

Blurb: A miserable phone tech by day and a dedicated gamer by night, Sol Daniels doesn’t have much of a life. Now because of a werewolf bite, he’s out in the streets in the middle of the night, looking for some action with another shifter to ease his ache. He’s not hoping for much.

Sol knows he isn’t a catch, so he’s surprised to hook up with leather-wearing werewolf Detective Aries Sanders.
Aries has been looking all over the city for the man he bit. It’s just his luck he sees Sol slumped at a bar, looking lost and dejected during mating season. Aries knows all Sol needs is a firm, loving, and permanent dominant werewolf mate, but Sol has the impression all Aries wants is a one-night stand.

Can he convince the needy new wolf what he wants is a commitment?

ISBN: 978-1-77233-204-9

Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/sunshine-and-leather-by-angelique-voisen/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This would have had great potential had it been longer with a bit more detail and story line. As is it is a cute, hot and very sexy little story. It makes for a cute little read while on break or just needing some time away from real life. If you by-pass the fact that it is paranormal and urban fantasy, you can see this happening in real life. I mean the part about searching for something more but not sure what.

Sol had been bitten by a werewolf and had yet to go through his first change. He hated his job and pretty much his life. He wanted a bit more from life. So he finds himself walking into a club with no clue what is going to happen. What shocked him even more is a big man who wanted him even more. This story does have a bit of suspense and twists.

I did have a blast with it, but would have felt better had it been a longer story. I mean it is basically he got bit, now he is a werewolf, meets sexy man, and then some very hot sex. However I don’t know anyone who is going to give up their total control to a stranger. It is a very cute little story though.

I would recommend it for a quick and fun read.

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Finding Forgiveness by Dana Marie Bell

51UgFTJOFvLTitle: Finding Forgiveness
Series: Poconos Pack, #1
Author: Dana Marie Bell
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifters
Length: Novella (79 Pages)
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (July 5, 2011)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Ben Malone’s role as Marshall attunes him to every nuance of the pack’s wellbeing—, which means he’s forced to feel every one of his mate’s hangovers. It’s the one reason Ben will never claim Dave Maldonado. Being alone is better than being with someone who lives in a bottle.

Dave was destined to be a pack Alpha until his first migraine hit at age fifteen, the day he caught his future mate holding hands with another boy. In the nine agonizing years since, he’s contented himself as Beta, but never learned to live with the pain and confusion of Ben’s rejection.

Dave’s worst attack yet sends him to the hospital—and brings them both face to face with the misunderstanding that’s kept them apart all these years. It’s too late, though. Dave is headed for Gay Pride Week at Disney World with one goal in mind. Forget Ben Malone.

Ben’s got a problem with that. Only one man is destined to hold his David. And he’ll give anything, even his last shred of pride, to win forgiveness—and the right to finally claim his mate.

ISBN: 978-1-60928-496-1

Product Link: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/3908/finding-forgiveness

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have found another favorite author and I can’t wait to see her other books. This was an amazing paranormal romances story where it shows not the finding mate, ending up in bed right after mating and a touch of danger. This one shows that they knew they were mates and it takes them several years to get it all figured out.

Ben had been raised by a mean drunk who love to bring on pain. He had a human friend that would help him, but it was done knowing his mate was being left behind. Dave had his own secrets that he never told, but now that he was beta, he knew the truth would come out. They both needed to forgive and go forward.

Now if only the other would stop long enough for Ben to do the apologizing and explaining.

I had a blast reading this, although it was too damn short to really love. It gave me almost everything I could want in a story. I look forward to reading more by this amazing author. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.

I would definitely recommend reading this book. I can’t wait to read book two in this series.

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Finding Home by Bru Baker

FindingHomeLGTitle: Finding Home
Series: Dropping Anchor, #2
Author: Bru Baker
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (256 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 23rd, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: When an inheritance fell in Ian Mackay’s lap, he fled the high-pressure banking industry and didn’t look back. Since then, he’s spent four years living carefree on the island of Tortola, his life a series of hookups and hanging out with friends.

After his best friend moves to Seattle and gets married, Ian finds himself lost. His unapologetic existence doesn’t hold the same appeal, and he wonders if he’s throwing his life away. After visiting Niall in Seattle, Ian decides to stay, but that means taking his life off hold and finding a real job. Meeting Luke Keys, who is about as far from a player as possible, isn’t the plan but might be just what Ian needs. Luke and his values intrigue Ian, and he pursues Luke ruthlessly until Luke agrees to a date.

Their courtship sweeps Ian off his feet, and when the relationship gets complicated, Ian has the chance to cut and run. Habits born from years of being on his own are hard to shake, and self-proclaimed playboy Ian must decide if love is worth fighting for.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-004-1

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5108

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in Dropping Anchor collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This story was just as good as book one. Bru has a gift of giving you a story that captures your attention from the start and keeping it all the way to the end. Although for me, I look forward to when it gets really frisky. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, a little bit of humor, a touch of fear and there is something about them that has you falling in love all over again.

Ian had inherited quite a bit of money and had decided that he needed a change. His usual one nightstand hookups, he was soon realizing were not even one night stands. His best friend lived near the water and he decided that it sounded good, although he wasn’t so sure about what he truly wanted to do. He seemed to be a bit lost after his best friend fell in love.

Now realizing that he was where he needed to be, he has made a commitment. He was pretty good at sailing and decided that he could give lessons to those who wanted or needed it. Then he meets Luke, and his attraction heats up. He had never been around children so when Luke finally introduces him to Leo, he has fallen in love again. Now he just has to work on his communication skills.

Luke was basically a parent and did not want Leo to get use to someone in his life, before he could learn if they were going to stick around. When he met Ian, he was turned the hell on but shocked also. Their first actual talk was a bit strained. However, with time they soon became to realize that they wanted the same thing. They wanted to be with each other. Now if Ian would learn that he doesn’t need nor want Ian to control other things that are not his business.

Yes, they really needed to work on their communication skills. Time will tell what will happen to this little family.
I absolutely love this book almost as much as I have loved the first one in this series. I can’t wait to read the next story. They do have a bit of a serious tone to them but there is a lot of humor in them that I love. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book.

I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving, and having fun.

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Midnight Run by Bailey Bradford

MidnightRunTitle: Midnight Run
Series: Alphas # 10
Author: Bailey Bradford
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (77 pages)
Publisher: OmniLit / All Romance eBooks, LLC (Feb 10th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Always the lone wolf, never the mate…

Alpha Jack Herman used to have a pack, but he’s been alone for a long time. When he catches a whiff of another shifter encroaching on his preferred hunting grounds, he’s determined to put a stop to that immediately. There’s only room for one wolf in Jack’s territory—Jack.

Captured as a pup, Malakai is a shifter, but he’s neither wolf nor alpha. What he is, is scared, exhausted, starving, and close to giving up. Hunted by a predator, Malakai fears his newly found freedom is about to come to a violent and abrupt end.

Instead, he finds himself in the arms of a man strong enough to do whatever he must to take care of Malakai.

ISBN: 9781936387878

Product Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-midnightrun-1739319-340.html

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Bailey Bradford has written another amazing story. Loved the details all throughout. Well written that keeps your attention from start to finish. Loved that Jack, an alpha wolf shifter, was a caring, loving Alpha toward Malakai.

They seemed to be what the other needed.

Malakai’s, a fox shifter, his past broke my heart but was very glad he was able to escape. I understood his insecurities around other people as he had been in a cage most of his life. With Jack’s help, he gains confidence in himself. Absolutely loved this book.

Highly recommended.

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

Liam’s Mate by Olivia Black

ecm-ob-sb-liamsmatere3150203_0123Title: Liam’s Mate
Series: Silver Bullet
Author: Olivia Black
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter/ Vampires/Werewolves
Length: Novella (62 pages)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (February 14th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Liam McMillan is looking forward to the future after a tragic past. Wanting to help out the wolf pack that welcomed him in, he gets a job at the Silver Bullet. One night while picking up empty glasses, he notices a gorgeous stranger checking him out from across the room. When the vampire heads down to the dungeon, Liam follows.

Oscar Fitzgerald is a regular at the club. When he spots Liam working, the attraction is instantaneous. He heads to the dungeon when his friends arrive and the tiger follows him. What starts out as a sexy game of cat and mouse soon turns something else entirely when the shifter starts to panic.

Note: This for-sale version has been revised and expanded and is at 15,831 words. The original short version at 10,937 words is available free only inside the BookStrand App.

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/liams-mate-black
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: I loved this story of two men who have both been hurt learning about trust and love from each other and healing past hurts. Oscar is a vampire and Liam is a tiger shifter. This story really touched my heart with what felt genuine emotions from both characters.

I was very happy that things worked out for them, as they grew closer together. Wonderfully written. Fantastic addition to the Silver Bullet series.

Highly recommended.

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

Bring Me to Life by Scarlett Parrish

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Series: N/A
Author: Scarlett Parrish
Genre: Historical/Paranormal
Length: Novel (186 Pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (March 20, 2015) Available for early download 02/20/2015
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Nathan Stephenson died seventy years ago and he’d like the world—or at least one person—to think he stayed that way.

In 1940s London, Sergeant Nathan Stephenson ignored his rank and the expectation that he’d wait for the war to be over and find a nice girl to settle down with, and took a lover. Not only was Cian Ambrose unashamed of his bisexuality, he was also proud to be a vampire. Back then, he was certain that his and Nathan’s relationship would last forever, refusing to take no for an answer.

One evening, Cian went too far in his attempts to persuade Nathan to become a vampire and left a mutual acquaintance, Jonathan Cutler, to deal with the aftermath. What Cian doesn’t know is that Nathan didn’t die—Jonathan brought him back to life, agreeing to keep Nathan’s continued existence a secret.

It’s now the twenty-first century and Jonathan’s back to call in the favor. Nathan’s an honorable man and can’t say no, but the trouble is, wherever Jonathan goes, Cian Ambrose can’t be far behind…

Reader Advisory: Bring Me to Life is set in the same universe as A Little Death by Scarlett Parrish.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-459-1

Product Link:  https://www.totallybound.com/bring-me-to-life

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I wasn’t so sure about this story. However, anything with a good vampire in it makes for a better day. It is a historical, which is not one of my favorite types of books though. It is pretty much the language they used back then that makes it a bit confusing for me to truly get into.

However, it didn’t deter me though, once I started reading I couldn’t seem to put it down. I wasn’t too sure which character I like more than the next one. Even though Cian was pretty much a bad boy back in the day, he seemed to change quite a bit. Too bad Nathan doesn’t seem to get that in his head.

Nathan had been a sergeant in the war quite a long time ago, but he has been dead for over seventy years ago. Everyone thought he should have settled down and marries some female, but unfortunately, for him he loved men. One man in particular was the one he loved though. He also hated Cian. Now Jonathan was back with a girl and wanted to change her. He asked Nathan for his help.

The only thing is he had kept his life away from Cian and made him think he was dead. However wherever Jonathan was, he knew Cian would be also. In his life, he had one true friend and Ruby gave her blood to him without reservation. Even though her mother hated him, she was his friend so when someone attacks her, Nathan is out to get her attacker. The only problem was he assumed Cian was the one who did it. No one said the man had brains.

Cian had not known about Nathan and was pissed by it. He had at one time been his true friend and lover. He knew he had been reckless with it all, but to not know the answers was just downright cruel. He also knew the answers to who had hurt Ruby and would do everything in his powers to help the man he loved. Even if it meant never seeing him again.

Now for me the story is well written and flows off the pages. The problem was that even though I got into the story, my focus couldn’t seem to catch on to certain parts of it. It seemed to be drawn out more to me then it needed to be. However, I think that was just me. It was a pretty damn good story though. I did have a kick with it and love a good vampire.

I would definitely recommend reading this book. I look forward to seeing more stories by this amazing author. It gives you sexy men, vampires, hot sex, danger, excitement, surprise, and suspense. I don’t know about you but give me a sexy paranormal any day.

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

Rules to Live By Anthology Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have the Rules to Live By anthology stopping by with it’s authors today. We have a great giveaway and an excellent excerpt (it took me ages to hunt this baby down 😉 and don’t tell Riptide I nicked it okay!) so I will leave you all to check out the post… just don’t forget to leave a comment ❤ ~Pixie~

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 Rules to Live By

 (Anthology)
 by

Anah Crow & Dianne Fox, Heidi Belleau & Lisa Henry, Cari Z., Anna Zabo

Four intimate tales of power exchange, discipline, risks taken, and pleasures earned.

A list of rules to live by.

In Cari Z’s House Rules, jealousy leads Jonathan to break the rules his lover has established. He can’t decide which he enjoys more: his punishment, or the reward afterward. Good thing he gets both.

A lesson in humility.

In The Harder They Fall by Heidi Belleau and Lisa Henry, spoiled college boy Tad hires a prostitute, but “Daddy” couldn’t care less about what Tad wants. Instead, he’s going to give his spoiled little boy exactly what he deserves.

A cage that means freedom.

In Master Key by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox, Marquis offers Navin the key to the most intimate of locks, hoping it will help them to prioritize their relationship. And it does—until work and insecurities threaten to drive them apart again.

A spool of rope and a desire to be bound.

In CTRL Me by Anna Zabo, a night out between friends turns hot and tempting when Gabe deliberately pushes Tom’s submissive buttons. Then Tom discovers rope in Gabe’s glove box—and not the type for securing luggage.

Purchase Link: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/rules-to-live-by

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