Until Forever Comes by C. Cardeno ~ Audiobook

UntilForeverComesAudLGTitle: Until Forever Comes
Author: Cardeno C
Series: Mates, #2
Narrator: Charlie David
Genre: Paranormal
Length: 5 hours and 54 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (11-11-13)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, he hopes to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack. Instead, Ethan learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate – a vampire named Miguel.

Miguel Rodriguez is more than four centuries old. Strong, powerful, and vicious, he walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent, and Miguel can’t resist for long. Once Miguel gives in, being together comes naturally.

The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other’s side until forever comes.

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: Ethan Abbatt foolishly follows his young pack mates into town to take down some rogue vampires, with life changing consequences. Ethan has always been slight, smaller, sickly and weak, never able to shift into his wolf to spite being a natural-born shifter. That all changes the night he meets a centuries old vampire named Miguel Rodriguez.

Ethan recognizes the connection to his true mate straight away, but the vampire will take a little more convincing. As werewolves have their beliefs, so do the vampires, and they have long since known that drinking the blood of a shifter is deadly to their kind. But Ethan’s blood literally calls to Miguel, unlike anything he has ever experienced.

Ethan’s body seems to be built for Miguel’s. His smaller frame fits perfectly in Miguel’s arms. His veins plump and sing to the vampires fangs, they can sense each other and Ethan can finally shift. The ages old rift between shifters and vampires may be easily set aside by these two unlikely mates, but the same cannot be said for their friends and family. Even after Ethan and Miguel go out of their way to ensure the pack lands are safe, the pack beta still expresses his disgust with their mating.

Just when it seems these two might get their own version of a happy ever after, a power-hungry idiotic vampire threatens to destroy them both.

Just like with the first story in this series, CC has brought something fresh and unique to this shifter story. Ethan has a jealous streak a mile long, not good when your mate is a bloodthirsty vampire. But what if Ethan’s body, this condition that has plagued him his entire life, is the perfect solution to their problem. Are you intrigued? You have to grab a copy and read then! I loved how this story answered a few unanswered questions from ‘Wake Me Up Inside’ and you learn more about the connection Ethan really has to the Eskedale pack from that story.

Narrated by the greatness that is Charlie David. I think this is his best performance yet, and I’ve listened to more than a dozen of his narrations. He does this sort of regal, relaxed tone for Miguel that sounds ancient and smart, just like the character. The only time Miguel loses control is when Ethan is in serious danger, and that is flawlessly conveyed in David’s rendering of the story. Then when he is voicing Ethan, he is shy and unsure of himself in the beginning, but as the story progress, so does Ethan’s strength of character, and David conveyed that perfectly as well.

This book was simply music to my ears, right down to the most non-descript moan. This book was also by far one of CC’s sexiest novels as well. No sooner does Miguel touch Ethan, he can’t keep his hands off him, they literally redefine the term “fucking like minks!”, but it is so passionate and raw and sexy. Ethan is 21 years old, never shifted, never even been kissed. Miguel is over 4 centuries old and never met someone he would be willing to die for, until now. So their mating is frantic and frenzied and often, but it’s too be expected, and just fits for the story.

A must listen if you are a fan of Charlie David’s narration, Cardeno’s stories, shifter and/or vampire novels, and of course my fellow hopeless romantics.

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

All That Heaven Will Allow by D.W. Marchwell

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Series: N/A

Author: D.W. Marchwell

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 21st, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Jimmy Campbell has owned his own bar for the past twenty years. While his past is troubled, his present and future make life worth living. He has good friends, more than enough money, and he volunteers—along with his Yorkie, Bozo, and his Maine coon cat, Miss Alicia—at the local hospital every Friday. He couldn’t ask for more. That is, until he meets Derek “Dizzy” Roberts.

Derek is a musician who tours the country with his band. He’s an ex-cop, was married once, and has the bitter ex-wife and two spoiled children to prove it. He’s finally living his dream, and that includes bedding all the groupies who think he’s every bit as good as his music. He doesn’t worry much about the future, until he meets Jimmy.

The two men begin a long-distance romance, sneaking weekends here and there, until a tragedy forces them to realize they might lose the only thing they both want–a future together. Now, they’re asking for everything heaven will allow.

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5713

ISBN-13: 9781632161673

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: If you like sugar-sweet romance, long distance romance, slow build-up romance…this is the book for you. It was nearly too sweet for me, but hey it’s a warm and fuzzy feel good read.

Jimmy owns his own bar, is a bit of a control freak in all areas of his life, and he REALLY loves his animals. He’s such a do-gooder he volunteers his time not only helping out rescued animals, bit then trains them to be therapy dogs and brings them into hospitals and yes….children’s hospital wards. Do your teeth hurt yet?

Now Derek is a playboy. Recently out of the closet and divorced, he’s been eating at the man-candy buffet for a while and knows he’s a hot package. Only his one-liners don’t’ seem to work on a cute, sexy bar owner, that’s Jimmy, and it immediately snags his attention. He’s ready for more than a one-nighter, but Jimmy is putting him through his paces.

The two develop their courtly romance the old-fashioned way, emails, texts, letters, dates….actually getting to know each other before jumping each other’s bones…which when they do is really hot.

But both have a past, that combined with fate may destroy these two…or who knows….tests of faith may bring them closer.

A slow build, in more ways than one, and again….cotton candy sweet. If you need a break from angsty, kinky reading…this is a good diversion.

The Truth by Ashley John

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Series: George & Harvey 2
Author: Ashley John
Genre:  Contemporary
Length: Novella (103 Pages)
Publisher: Ashley John (June 26, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Blurb: THE TRUTH is the explosive second book in the sizzling ‘George & Harvey‘series which follows George Lewis as he tries to decide between his wife and his lover.

After Harvey’s heartbreaking confrontation with his brother, Leo, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life, but he can’t decide where Leo and George fit in.

When George’s wife returns after spending months away looking after her sick mother, George must decide between his wife and his young male lover. Will Harvey finally get the man he loves? Will he find the family that he longs for? Will George be able to do the right thing and follow his heart?

Product Link:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Truth-George-Harvey-Book-ebook/dp/B00LBQ30NG/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the second book in the George and Harvey trilogy and I can say that it was not what I expected nor wanted. I was hoping with the truth that the idiot George would have had the guts, but in the end once again Harvey gets hurt. I can’t stand cheaters and this book just reminded me why. I thought for sure it would have had a different ending, but it does make me need to read the third book.

George is in love with Harvey but married to his wife. His wife’s father passed away and he didn’t want to hurt her. However to me she is nothing but a cold bitch, the way she is so hateful to Harvey. Let’s just say that it was before any of the truth came out. George seems to be just a coward all the way around and by doing what he is doing karma is going to come back and bite him in the ass.

Harvey knew that George would never tell his wife, but he still had hopes. It would look like he would have more luck with the book he was trying to write then he would with this man. I hate the pain that he goes through not only with George but his brother Leo. So when Leo shows back up looking like he changed, giving him a different choice and George being a coward Harvey might have to make a hard choice of his own.

This was a very traumatic story with a lot of pain to it. There is not a bit of humor to be found which is a sad point for me. It leaves you hanging in the end and that just drives me nuts. I always want a book with a happily ever after but this doesn’t give you that. I guess I will have to read book two for the real fun to start.

I found myself liking this book even less then I had the first. The first one had some issues but made it look like it would show a happily ever after but nope you just have to wait. I hate waiting for a good story, so trilogies are never my favorite. They seem to keep missing points in a good story. Now with all of my thoughts on it, I would say that it is well written and would make for an excellent novel.

It has a great story line that will draw you in. I would suggest you read book one first.

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

The Aftermath by Jaxon Grant

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Series: Crimes of the Heart 2
Author: Jaxon Grant
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (302 Pages)
Publisher: JTG Publishing (February 10, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Christian Goodley did the unthinkable and now he’s left everyone to suffer the consequences of his actions. His family returned home from church, only to find him lying on the floor, in a pool of his own blood.

At the hospital, Vivian got the devastating news that her son was dead. With the family trying to put the pieces of their lives back together, Vivian is having stomach pains and after an important phone call, returned to the hospital. There, she received two additional pieces of information that forever altered the course of her life.

Consequently, Vivian set forth a plan of action to undo years of her wrongdoings. While Vivian was focused on her plan and protecting her life-changing secrets, tensions start to brew between Cordell and his stepfather. This unfolds a past of abuse, lies, and betrayal that in turn, leads to an ultimate showdown that threatens one of their lives.

Because of his web of lies and secrets, Damien’s personal life is a disaster. His professional life, on the other hand, couldn’t be better. He is selected to represent his school at a national teaching conference. While on this trip, he accidentally stumbles across evidence that questions everything he knows to be true. Is Damien’s mind playing a dirty trick on him or is this newfound information actually reality?

ISBN: 978-1495924170

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Crimes-Heart-2-The-Aftermath-ebook/dp/B00ID8UI1C

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: In most cases when a book continues in to a series the second book is almost as good if not better than the first. However, with this book that is not the case. I gave it a three because in all points it has a lot of action, drama and is told with a passion that usually captures your attention.

For me it was the exact opposite in fact. This story pretty much made me physically sick. In the first book, Christian had been caught by his family. They knew he was gay and their religious beliefs made it nearly impossible for him to live in the house. In fact, once he had graduated they kicked him out. He had fallen in love with one of his teachers, had a sexual relationship that had him falling deeper. Then the teacher ended it, and caused Chris heartache that could not be healed. He ended up shooting himself.

Christian is mentioned many times in this story. The mother, who had slapped him and called him names knew what she had done was wrong. Her husband, Chris stepfather was a hateful preacher with more secrets than one should have. The brother who called him names, tried to force Chris into sex, was in fact gay himself. The teacher, whom was having sex with Christian, also had a pregnant fiancé at home. Tony, who had blackmailed the teacher was also in fact gay and felt horrible about Chris.

There are so many twists to this story that made my head spin. The preacher, Chris stepfather was in fact not only married to his mother, having sex with his seven-year-old daughter and was having sex with men on the side. He is one sick and evil man who should be shot on sight. The mother had her secrets as well.

There were many derogative words in this book that had me gasping. I can honestly say that after reading this, my personal feeling would be to give it a one star, because it was sick and twisted.

I felt bad for Chris. He was the one innocent in the whole picture that should have been loved, cherished, and protected. His death leads to many feeling guilty and bad. I would blame them also for Chris, but Chris was the one the pulled the trigger. It seems with all of the stuff coming out, that this family would self-destruct. However, it leaves you hanging on the end. So yes, there will be a third book.

Now for my actual thoughts on the way it is told. It is a really well told story with a tight structure. It has a lot of drama, action, suspense, mystery and much more put into it. I can’t say that it wasn’t a good story, because personally I hated it. However, it is on a different point. There is just so much put into it that gives it an air about it that I can’t put my name to it.

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Sexcation by Elise Whyles

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Series: Aphrodite’s Island

Author: Elise Whyles

Genre:  Contemporary

Length: Short (42 pages)

Publisher:Carnal Passions -A Division of Champagne Books-(October 2013)

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer:  Cat

Blurb: Tony Richards has it all— or at least that’s what his friends say. With money, prestige and women falling all over him, something is still missing. When his best friend Shelly tells him about a unique resort, Tony is both thrilled and apprehensive.

Bad boy Chet Monroe has spent the last two years working hard to afford a week-long trip to Aphrodite’s Island resort. He’s not looking for anything special, just a chance to relax. Until he arrives and meets the man of his dreams.

When Tony sees Chet, he’s instantly smitten with the handsome, if somewhat rugged man with the tattoos and attitude, but it’s his chance to have his ultimate fantasy. Can the rancher and the bartender find forever when their week is up?

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Sexcation-Aphrodite%60s-Island-Book-8-ebook/dp/B00FO9POOE

Review:  Sexcation is about two men that go on a vacation to an island that specialises in fantasy vacations. I think Chet planned has planned his own; however, Tony’s friend planned his.

Tony has recently gone through a break up, is form a wealthy family, Chet is a bartender and has issues about wealthy people. Tony has no idea what fantasy has been planned for him, Chet’s fantasy is to dominate a wealthy man and also has one for a threesome.

This story has lots of premise and I really liked both characters. I got a bit lost on the fantasies since it never really says exactly what they are. I did guess at Chet’s but Tony’s I still am not sure.  Having said that, I did love the romance and interaction between Chet and Tony a lot. I found this a very hot, sexy short story.

I recommend this to anyone that likes fantasies, threesomes, hot bartenders, hot security men, a sweet romance and some hot mansex.

Snake Charmer by Carol Lynne

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Series: Cattle Valley, #31

Author: Carol Lynne

Genre: Cowboys/Contemporary

Length: Novella ((30K)

ISBN: 9781784301132

Publisher: Totally Bound (August 8th 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Blurb: Sometimes it takes an opposite to see the beauty within ourselves.

When security consultant and ex-mercenary, Gabrielo “Snake” Barbas, thwarts an attack of one of his co-workers, Riley Banks, he takes it upon himself to keep the smaller man safe. His job is made harder when he discovers the attacker is actually Riley’s ex-boyfriend, a ruthless man from a very wealthy and powerful family.

After a night of passion, Snake decides to take Riley far away from Richmond, Virginia to a town in Wyoming for the annual Cattle Valley Days celebration. He should have known that sex with Riley wouldn’t be enough, but he feels he has nothing else to give such a nice guy. Riley is the sexiest man Snake’s ever taken to his bed despite Riley’s claim otherwise.

Riley knows he’s average looking at best, so why does Snake continue to flatter him? It’s obvious he’s not going to kick Snake out of bed, even after Snake informs him that sex is all he has to give. So, how can Snake see him so differently than the rest of the world?

While Riley is busy trying to figure out the man who touches him like no other has before, Snake is busy trying to protect him from a monster from his past.

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/snake-charmer

Cat’s Review: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

This is book 31 of this series and it stands alone quite well.
Snake is an ex mercenary that is working for a security company and not quite satisfied with his life. He has made a lot of changes, quit drinking got out of the field but feels his soul is irrevocably darkened.

Riley is a sweet, innocent geek that is on the run from an abusive rich boyfriend. All Riley wants is someone to love him and accept him as an equal, show him respect and not control him.

I loved both men and the story line. I have a soft spot for tough, men with a secret soft side and I love a geek that is tougher than he looks or appears. I also like broken men that get at least a very good HFN or HEA and a bad man who is redeemed. I got it all here. I absolutely loved the end.

I would have loved it to be a bit longer and perhaps had a bit more refresher on Guy and a little less predictability. I felt the storyline part of Cal and Riley could have been drawn out a bit more but I was very happy with the resolution. Having read quite a few of the Cattle Valley books I have a bit of issue with it seeming the entire town is gay, but then again this is fiction and every story I have read is awesome.

If you like strong, dark, mysterious men with a softer side, Mercenaries, Geeks, A sweet sexy romance with drama, suspense and intrigue, some hot mansex and a touching ending this is definitely for you!

The Eye and the Arm by Andrew Q. Gordon Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Andrew Q. Gordon popping in today with his newest release The Eye and the Arm, we have a great excerpt, and a fantastic giveaway so check out this great book and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Eye and the Arm

(Champion of the Gods 02)
by

Andrew Q. Gordon

After defeating Meglar at Belsport, Farrell returns to Haven to recover from his injuries, but Khron, the god of war, has other ideas. He gives Farrell a new mission: free the survivors of the ancient dwarf realm of Trellham from their three-thousand-year banishment. To fulfill Khron’s near impossible task, Farrell will need the help of his distance ancestor, the legendary wizard Kel. But Kel has been dead for a thousand years.

Farrell finds information hinting that Kel is alive, so he moves his search to Dumbarten, Kel’s birthplace. To reach Dumbarten unannounced, Farrell and Miceral disguise themselves as mercenaries on board a merchant vessel. Their journey is disrupted when pirates attack their ship. While attempting to subdue the attack, Farrell is struck down by one of Meglar’s minions.

Unconscious and trapped in his own mind, Farrell’s only chance for survival rests with Miceral and the peregrine king Rothdin entering his thoughts and helping him sort fact from illusion. To reach Farrell, they will need to rely on an untested spell from one of Kel’s spellbooks. If they succeed, Miceral can guide Farrell home safely. If not, Farrell will destroy not only himself, but Miceral, Rothdin, and everyone around him.

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Two Man Advantage by V.L. Locey Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Two Man Advantage

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V.L. Locey

Victor Kalinski, all-star forward for the Boston Barracudas, is one of the biggest jerks in professional hockey. Before long his aggressive attitude gets him shipped off to play in the minor leagues.

Furious, he takes to the ice with equal amounts of skill and scathing sarcasm, which doesn’t win him any friends—except for good-natured alternate captain Daniel Arou. He won’t take any of Vic’s crap, and he won’t take no for an answer.

But Vic’s troublemaking is pulling his career one way while Dan’s talent is pushing his in the other. However much they scorch the sheets, they might soon be separated by more than Vic’s fear of being hurt.

Inside Scoop:  This book contains scorching gay sex and a heaping helping of no-holds-barred snark between hot hockey heroes who don’t pull their punches.

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Wedding Favors by Anne Tenino Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Anne Tenino stopping by with her newest release Wedding Favors, the newest book in the Bluewater Bay series. We have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and leave a comment (with some way to be contacted) ❤ ~Pixie~

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Wedding Favors

(Bluewater Bay 07)
by

Anne Tenino

Lucas Wilder’s best friend is a traitor. First, Audrey moved back to their hick-infested hometown, Bluewater Bay, and now she’s marrying a local. His own brother, in fact. And as her man of honor, Lucas gets coerced into returning for an extended stay. Although, between his unfaithful ex-boyfriend and his artist’s block, going home isn’t the worst thing that could happen. Even if the best man is Gabriel Savage, Lucas’s first crush, first hookup, and first heartbreak.

The only reason Gabe hasn’t been waiting for Lucas to return to Bluewater Bay is because he never thought it’d happen. Not that it matters now that Lucas is back—Gabe’s still a logger who’s never been anywhere (Canada doesn’t count), and Lucas is now a famous sculptor who’s been everywhere twice. Plus, there’s that shared past.

When Audrey asks Lucas to make her wedding favors, the only place to set up a kiln is at Gabe’s tree farm. Soon, they pick up where they left off twelve years before, then blow past it, discovering why neither of them forgot the other. Now they have to choose how much of their history they’ll repeat, and what future they’ll make together.

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Down on the Other Street Vol 02 by Jennifer Cie Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Jennifer Cie stopping by with the blog tour to her mixed genre anthology Down on the Other Street Vol 02, we have a bit of a teaser for you to check out and there’s a great giveaway. So check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Down on the Other Street Vol 02

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Jennifer Cie

Scars dripping over broken skin and whispers silenced, there can be no point of return. Wrapped in the ripples of warm waters, staring down at unkempt mountains, Stefanie can feel the thrum of the old world’s song. The first conversation, stained into ceramic cups and shadows in the night, gave birth to the last confession. Before metal bars clanged shut or chanting grew quiet, there was the woman with the violet smile. Somewhere in the gaggle of exposed bodies, worn cassettes and children’s fairy tales, he is waiting for the red coat. Woven together through trials of sexuality, political dissonance, and self-discovery, this heady collection of six short stories examines who we become after finding love.

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