Final Encore by Scotty Cade, 2nd edition

FinalEncoreLGTitle: Final Encore (2nd Edition)
Series: Encore 1
Author: Scotty Cade
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (199 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (20 March 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: When hunky aspiring country singer Billy Eagan heads to Nashville in search of his big break, a relationship and love are the furthest things from his mind. Taking a foreman’s job at the Lazy H ranch and not knowing how he will be accepted, Billy decides to fly under the radar and stay as closeted as he can without denying who he really is. It’s immediately confirmed that he made the right decision when he discovers homophobia is still alive and well in Tennessee.

Then Billy gets his break and meets gorgeous record label executive Ian Dillon. Their worlds collide both professionally and personally, and Billy falls hard. But Ian is still haunted by the mysterious betrayal of his one and only lover, and knowing Billy possesses the power to emotionally destroy him, Ian decides to cut his losses and simply walk away. Determined not to give up on the man he loves, Billy secretly starts to unravel the past and quickly finds that it’s not what it appears. Can Billy rescue Ian’s heart, or will bigotry and hatred win over love?

ISBN: 9781634761185

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6164

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is one very sweet book with a couple of very sweet characters, which is a bit of a departure from my current reading where there is usually one take charge alpha and one is just a sweet guy. If you’ve read Ian’s back story in Before the Final Encore things have fallen into place. If you haven’t read Ian’s back story, go back and read. It isn’t much but it does help place things better in your mind and you will probably appreciate it more than reading it first.

Anyway, back to Final Encore.

Billy is everything you could want – a country singer who also works as a foreman. Going to an open mic night then rapidly changes his life, introducing Ian into his life, once he had been down on his luck but now is a successful country music talent scout.

Ian and Billy are wonderful characters, great even. To me they were relatable and so it was easy to feel everything, and sympathise with both of them though at one point it was clear Ian was making a big mistake! I also love minor characters Jules and Jean who play a big part in men’s lives, Ian’s more so.

Though honestly, I would have loved to find out more about their son. Another, thing I would like to point out is that the final piece drama just happened – I thought there could have been more lead-up to that.

This is more a bit of fun – injected with some sexiness and some drama – don’t take it too seriously. I cannot wait for the next book (After the Final Encore)!

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Let Me Heal You by Marcy Jacks

letmehealyouTitle: Let Me Heal You
Series: Dragon Hearts, # 7
Author: Marcy Jacks
Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal/Shape-shifter
Length: Novella (120 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63259-283-5
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (April 18th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: Tatsu Lung, powerful dragon warrior for his nest, has to get over the fact that the man he secretly loved was in love with another. Not easy to do when he’s stuck in bed for weeks with an injury, but the cute human healer is interested in taking away his ache in more ways than one.

Nathan Price thought he was a human, until one amazing night spent with Tatsu revealed the truth. He’s part shifter, maybe even part dragon, and now he’s got a dragon child growing inside of him. He has to tell Tatsu, and he isn’t looking forward to letting the man who does not love or care for him, know that he’s about to become a father.

Nathan isn’t prepared at all when Tatsu insists on moving Nathan in with him, and since Nathan is a human, or at least part human, in a nest of dragons, he has no right to say no.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/let-me-heal-you

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Tatsu has finally met his match in human Nathan. Nathan is the only healer willing to work with Tatsu after he has taken a bullet meant for Kraigan. These two clash all the time in the healing clinic. Tatsu won’t stop moving around and keeps opening his wound forcing Nathan to keep fixing him up. Finally the passion explodes in another direction and they have a one night stand.

Three months later and Tatsu and Nathan are about to be tied together by a child. Tatsu uses the excuse, that for the safety of both the child and Nathan, they should move in with Tatsu. This causing its own issues. These two have so many misunderstandings and problems it’s not funny.

They both have issues that need to be worked through. Tatsu needs to get his act together and finally face the facts about his true feelings for both Kraigan and Nathan. Nathan has insecurities in his standing with Tatsu and needs to learn to trust him.
One thing they don’t need to work on his the sex. That is just fine between them. Although really there are not many scenes in the book between them. The ones that are a well written and sufficiently hot and sexy.

I actually enjoyed the calmer pace of this book. There is no real action, just the two men trying to work through and understand their relationship with each other. There is hint that the villagers may come back into play in future books and cause more issues. But mostly the book focused on Nathan and Tatsu, as they discover their feelings for each other.

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

On Wings of Song by Anne Barwell

OnWingsofSongLGTitle: On Wings of Song
Series: N/A
Author: Anne Barwell
Genre: Historical (1914)/ Holiday
Length: Novella (110 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 24th 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Six years after meeting British soldier Aiden Foster during the Christmas Truce of 1914, Jochen Weber still finds himself thinking about Aiden, their shared conversation about literature, and Aiden’s beautiful singing voice. A visit to London gives Jochen the opportunity to search for Aiden, but he’s shocked at what he finds.

The uniform button Jochen gave him is the only thing Aiden has left of the past he’s lost. The war and its aftermath ripped everything away from him, including his family and his music. When Jochen reappears in his life, Aiden enjoys their growing friendship but knows he has nothing to offer. Not anymore.

ISBN: 163216549X

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5869

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Christmas 1914, two soldiers that would be trying to kill each other any other day, meet and strike up an odd friendship. When they go their separate ways they give each other a token of remembrance, a button off their uniforms. Six years later, Jochen will use that button to track down the man who hasn’t left his mind for a single day in six years.

Aiden has lost everything, his family, his beautiful voice, even the man he and befriended during the war. Only a button to remind him of that Christmas all those years ago when the fighting stopped for just a few precious moments, and a bond was formed. When Aiden’s past comes calling, will he accept the gift? Or turn his old friend away.

What a great little story this was, proving the motto I live in my own life by daily, Love is Love. Jochen and Aiden are the most unlikely allies and friends, but one day so many years ago changed the course of their lives irrevocably. The language of the era and the cultures was accurately represented, as well as the back drop of the time and the part of the world the characters were in. Even when Jochen went looking for Aiden, in London Jochen was recognized as the enemy and Aiden’s whereabouts protected. If it weren’t for that button.

A must read for fans of historicals, even MM romance. You’ll love this little short story. A little slow in some places, but overall such a fun read that is ripe with the history it contains.

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The Fantasy Collection by Kiernan Kelly

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Series: N/A
Author: Kiernan Kelly
Genre: Single Author Anthology
Length: 73 pages
ISBN: 9781610407519
Publisher: Torquere Press (May 14th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Reviewer: RG
Blurb: This collection features three tales of fantastical lives and impossible love. Suspend your belief, and dive into a trio of stories filled with incredible circumstances, and magical influences.

In Mr. Fix-It, a frustrated consumer finds himself the owner of a futuristic android who comes equipped a secret BDSM function.

A young man whose life is continually complicated by the presence of the ghosts of three stubborn-if-well-meaning music legends, finds old time rock and roll to be just the thing he needs to find love.

Finally, a sheriff in a town on the outskirts of Hell finds love despite his constant battle with evil’s minions.

Previously published as Sips through Torquere Press.

Purchase Link(s): http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76&products_id=4183

Amazon (US): http://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Collection-Kiernan-Kelly-ebook/dp/B00KC725QI

Review: I have to say with the title of the collection of stories and the blurb I was expecting some high fantasy stories. Unfortunately while the story were works of fantasy, they were not what I expected when word like magical were tossed about in the blurb. Two of the stories were rather mundane and the other I would have classified Science Fiction.

Mr. Fix It (♥♥ 2 Hearts) was robotic Sci-Fi taken to the extreme. The consumer, Max (who owns a Nanotech consulting firm (To the Max), receives an android when he ordered a robot vacuum cleaner. The Android is programmed to dominate Max. The Android ends up fixing Max’s penis and Max’s company goes in a new direction. The costumer service scenes are a hoot and remind me of modern-day automated costumer service.

Rock N Roll 4 Ever (♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts) deals with a young man, Jonas, who owns a car that is haunted by Rock and Roll Legends the ones who are there most often are Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Janice Joplin. He is having money problem and is close to selling the car, A 1959 Cadillac convertible.

The ghosts take matters into their hands and lead Jonas to the beach, where Kai, a surfboard painter and surfer, is surfing and they get together and hit off romantically and musically. There sound together is great and soon they are successful. The scene where Kai finally sees/meets the ghosts is great.

Hell town (♥♥♥ 3 Hearts) Hoke is a protector of a town in purgatory based on the old west. He is responsible for making sure that the souls living there are not compelled to go to either hell or heaven against their will. One of the things he has to do is keep the hell born beasts from attacking and killing the souls in his town.

When the story opens, he smells the presence of Shiloh, his lover when he was alive on earth and the man he believes killed him.

Was too short to be amazing, but still an enjoyable read.

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Wild Summer by Suki Fleet

WildSummerLGTitle: Wild Summer
Series: a novella in the Love Story Universe; a follow-up to This is Not a Love Story
Author: Suki Fleet
Genre: Young Adult
Length: Novella (138 pages)
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press, Dreamspinner Press (October 23rd 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: This is Crash’s Story.

At fifteen, Christopher falls in love with a boy whose life he saves. But things go wrong and four years later, he wishes he’d acted differently. His conscience begins to haunt him and he knows he must find Summer again.

At seventeen, Summer pushes away the boy who saved him. Four years later, he is stuck in an abusive, damaging relationship. When he sees Christopher again, it’s a sign he can’t go on living like he is, but he can’t begin to see a way out.

For either boy to stand a chance at happiness, they must find each other and obliterate the wrongs of their shared past.

ISBN: 9781632164964

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5567

Reviewer: Tams

Review: While this book can be read as a standalone, you would have a better understanding of Crash and his circumstance if you read ‘This is Not a Love Story’ first.

Crash is sixteen, deaf and alone in such a great big world. When a blue haired boy steals his bag with everything he owns in it, Crash follows and winds up saving the guys life. Over the next twenty-four hours, they talk and get to know each other, on an intimate level, while trying to get Crash’s stuff back. When they get in over their heads, Crash is scared and confused and does nothing to help Summer, and then he pushes Crash away.

Four years later, fate brings them back into each other’s lives, but Crash is too scared to pursue the guy he’s loved since that fateful day four years ago. With a gentle shove from his foster mom and his friends, Julian and Romeo, he takes a leap of faith and goes to find his Wild Summer.

This was just a fast, not always fun, but definitely passionate read. Christopher, named Crash by Summer when he saved him and they crashed to the ground, goes from a scared and confused teenager to a strong and loving young man in the time he and Summer are apart. While Summer has possibly suffered at the hands of his abusive lover most of that time, he still has this wild spirit to him that Crash fell in love with all those years ago.

The overall flow was steady and engaging as the story went back and forth between past and present from Crash’s POV. I was never confused though, and while there is darkness in this story, the passion and cohesion of the story definitely outshone that darkness.

If you are looking for a short read that will keep you glued to the pages, needing to know where the characters will wind up in the end, and then grab a copy of this amazing story today!

Again, it’s a standalone, but I’m happy I read ‘This is Not a Love Story’ first because that novella introduced Crash and gave you a lot of his back story.

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Mile’s Awakening by A.J. Jarrett

milesawakeningTitle: Mile’s Awakening
Series: Warriors of the Light, # 1
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novelia (144 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61926-427-4
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (March 15th 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: A member of the Council of Paranormal Beings and leader of the Warriors of the Light, Ben has for centuries kept order in his world. Having been sent to destroy an evil vampire by the name of Malcolm, his mission gets diverted when he discovers the man Malcolm has been stalking is his destined mate.

Miles lived a quiet life, but all that changes when he gets caught up in a tug-of-war between good and evil. Being the fated mate to Ben and Malcolm has put his life in danger. Ben is the only one who can save him if he can just surrender his heart and accept his destiny.

In an attempt to protect Miles, Ben gives Malcolm the opportunity to take what he holds dear. Time’s running out. Can Ben save Miles from a fate worse than death? Or is Ben forever destined to be alone?

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/miless-awakening

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
This was a good start to the series. It was informative without being overly dragged down with information. I knew the basic setup of the world the author has created and the powers within a short amount of time.

So Miles is your normal everyday college student walking late at night. Right from the start I knew I liked him. He was funny even in his inner thoughts. He got better as he dealt with the paranormal world being thrown at him.

Ben is a leader of a group of warriors that fight against the evil paranormals. He is there hunting down one such evil dude, Malcolm, when he learns that Miles is his mate. Miles is also Malcolm’s mate.

I have to say I do have a soft spot for instant love and mating deals. And this is no different. It doesn’t hurt that the writing was good and fast paced. Plus the sex was reasonably hot.
I didn’t like the forced sex that happened, but luckily the author was able to save it in the end.

I enjoyed this book. The main characters were easily likable as well as many of the secondary characters. The theme, while maybe not completely different, it was very interesting and entertaining.

I look forward to reading more about the fight of good over evil and the world created.

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Down by Ally Blue Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Ally Blue visiting today with her newest release Down, we have a guest post from Ally, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and my review… and let me tell you this story has made me never want to see water again *shudder*, so enjoy the post and leave a comment (with a way to be contacted) for the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Down

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Ally Blue

Seven thousand meters below the ocean’s surface, the crew of the BathyTech 3 mineral mining facility has found something remarkable: a rock-like sphere of unknown material and origin.

For Mo Rees, the discovery calls to his inner explorer and adds color to his dull miner’s life. Even better than the promise of new knowledge is the unexpected connection he forges with Dr. Armin Savage-Hall, leader of the team brought down to study the thing.

For Armin, the object is the find of a lifetime. It could prove his controversial theories and secure his scientific reputation. And Mo is a fascinating bonus.

Then crew members start behaving strangely. Worse, they start to change: their eyes glow purple, their teeth sharpen. Then the violence begins, the brutal deaths. As BathyTech descends deeper into chaos, the surviving crew works desperately to find the cause of the horrors around them. What they uncover could annihilate the human race. And they can’t stop it.

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Secret by Kindle Alexander Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Kindle Alexander stopping by to show off the cover to her upcoming release Secret, there’s a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway! So heck out that cover and book and then click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Secret

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Kindle Alexander

Tristan Wilder, self-made millionaire and devastatingly handsome CEO of Wilder-Nation is on the verge of a very lucrative buyout. With tough negotiations ahead, he’s armed with his acquisition pitch, ready to launch the deal of a lifetime. There’s just one glitch. The last thing he expects is to fall for the hot business owner he’s trying to sway.

Dylan Reeves, computer science engineer and founder of the very successful social media site, Secret, is faced with a life-altering decision. A devoted family man with three kids and a wife, Dylan has been living a secret for years. Fiercely loyal to his convictions, his boundaries blur after meeting the striking owner of the corporation interested in acquiring his company. For the first time in his life, reckless desire consumes him when the gorgeous computer mogul makes an offer he can’t refuse.

Coming Summer 2015

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