KAGE Unleashed by Maris Black

25606957Title: KAGE Unleashed
Series: KAGE Trilogy, #2
Author: Maris Black
Genre: Contemporary/Sports
Length: Novel (197 pages)
Publisher: Maris Black Books (August 24th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 hearts
Blurb: My name is Jamie Atwood, and I am an idiot. Against all odds, I got the attention of Michael Kage, the hottest MMA fighter on the planet. To say he rocked my world would be an understatement. He transformed me completely, made me depend on him, and made me love him. And the sex? Let me put it this way: I’d never been with a guy before I met Kage, but I’d gladly spend the rest of my life on my knees for him. He is my obsession and my addiction. But I did something stupid, and now I’m paying for it.

I don’t know if I’ll ever see Kage again.
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Being Michael Kage was never easy. Too many demons, too much anger, and not enough to live for. And then I met Jamie Atwood. He’s got this innocence about him that speaks to something deep down inside me- in a place that’s never been touched by anyone. He’s beautiful, smart, and courageous, and he hasn’t been tainted by the darkness that’s ruled my life. I wanted him from the first second I laid eyes on him. It’s selfish, I know. Because you can’t bring an innocent thing into the darkness and not expect something to rub off.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/KAGE-Unleashed-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00Y7PSTN4

Reviewer: Aerin

Review: I’ve waited for this book with no patience what-so-ever, and I guess I should’ve known we’d get another cliffhanger (ok I kinda suspected it), but never in a million years would I have imagined this particular cliffhanger. So while I prepare myself for the long wait until the nest book is released, let me tell you what I thought of this one…. I liked it lot, but I didn’t love it as much as the first.

I was under the wrong impression that this book was exclusively from Kage’s POV, and I was so excited about it, but unfortunately we only get a couple a chapters from him, and the rest are left to Jamie.

That’s not a good thing, because Jamie is childish, immature, and to be perfectly honest, he pissed me the fuck off; I wanted to strangle the idiot, especially once he got his stupid idea about how to make Kage jealous. How can a 21-year-old have no sense of self-preservation I’ll never understand, but there were better ways to deal with the problem than trying to get himself raped. In a way I feel sorry Kage got there in time, because Jamie deserved to get his big stupid mouth double stuffed (among other things).

I loved Kage’s POV, only I wished it was more about himself and his past, as well as his feelings about Jamie, rather than the training camp and the upcoming UFC fight. I feel like we didn’t get enough of the important stuff, so Kage is still a damn mystery, not to mention the wasted opportunity of helping the readers connect with Kage’s character.

I also noticed a severe lack of intense emotions on Kage’s side, which I got more of during the first book which wasn’t even told from his POV. Bottom line is, I needed more, a lot more than we got.

Other than being too much in Jamie’s head, there was one other thing I don’t understand and was left unexplained to us: how did Kage’s uncle manage to manipulate the communications between Kage and Jamie? I get that he doesn’t want Jamie and believes he’s beneath Kage (I tend to agree with him), but the fact that Kage and Jamie couldn’t communicate with each other for weeks wasn’t even discussed between the two of them.

But then they didn’t even have much time for talking, seeing as they were two busy having hot, filthy sex, and then the big cliff-ending put a stop to that opportunity.

This book was still very good, the writing was great, and if you liked book 1, then you’ll probably like this one too.

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Housekeeping by Kim Fielding ~ Audiobook

HousekeepingAUDLgTitle: Housekeeping
Series: N/A
Author: Kim Fielding
Narrator: KC Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 2 hours and 42 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (11-25-14)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: When Nicky Hauser walks in on his restaurant-owner boyfriend having sex with a waiter, Nicky loses his lover, his job, and his home all in one night. Although he’s nearly thirty, he’s never settled on a true career, and he has nothing to show for his years with Tom. Depressed and unable to find work, Nicky ends up couch-surfing with friends until he lands a house-sitting gig for a wealthy family.

When Nicky’s clients discover that he loves to clean, demand for his services skyrockets. Word of mouth leads him to Spencer Cartwright, a busy computer consultant and a slob. Spencer and his wife divorced when he came out, but he’s never found the time or courage to settle down with a man. As Nicky sets Spencer’s house to rights, the two men find friendship.

But Nicky’s past experiences make him wary of risking everything on love.

Product Link(s): http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5875

http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Housekeeping-Audiobook/B00Q3HEP8C

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Nicky Hauser has spent the last five years with a man who not only didn’t appreciate him, but cheated on him more than once. When Nicky walks in on his partner, the man he shares his life and home with, banging one of their waiters in his office, Nicky can no longer pretend not to know what Tom is doing. He couch surfs for a while until the opportunity to house sit falls into his lap. The couple is so impressed with how immaculate their home is upon their return, that they start suggesting Nicky to their friends, and Nicky turns it into a solid income from there.

That is all Spencer Cartwright is supposed to be, his employer. But all bets are off when Nicky takes a fulltime, live in job for Spencer, keeping his home in order. Quiet nights spent watching TV together, Spencer helping Nicky study for his college math class and evenings out with Nicky’s friends, slowly turn their friendship into something more. But can Nicky open up his heart to another man after the lost one broke it?

This was just a fast fun read. The storyline was okay, the characters were a little distant though. I never really felt drawn to either of them until toward the end, and then the story was over. I did like how Nicky took his circumstance and turned it to work in his favor, but I really wanted him and Spencer to get together a little sooner and perhaps have a little more romantic time.

Kelly’s narration of the story was great. I liked that each character had a different voice, whether it was tone, pitch or nuance that changed, you always knew who was talking at the time.

If you are looking for something quick to pass an afternoon with a decent storyline and a tease at romance, grab a copy of Housekeeping.

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

Fret by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

10418974_658222867643550_6136976802400396877_nTitle: Fret
Series: The Rock, #1
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella (139 Pages)
Publisher: (September 1, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Blurb: Former Navy SEAL Axel Blaze lives a solitary life. He doesn’t do emotions, and he doesn’t do babysitting. Used to being on his own, his job consists of Wetwork (a charming term coined by the KGB) for his former Master Chief, Mac. When an out-of-the-ordinary job lands on his doorstep, Axel heads down a path that includes a famous heavy metal rock band and one quiet, vulnerable, guitar-shredding virtuoso named Gareth Wolf.

Gareth Wolf’s life changed in an instant when a car he was a passenger in crashed, hurting his brother’s best friend and the band’s lead guitarist. They created the band, Skull Blasters, as kids. Gareth had always been happy in the background, playing roadie. With the lead guitarist’s injury, Gareth is suddenly thrust into the limelight and into a frenzied life he never imagined for himself.

Finally fed up with living a lie, Gareth comes out as gay in a newspaper interview and finds himself in the bulls-eye of a crazed stalker. Somebody wants Gareth hurt – or worse – and Mac has been hired to be sure that doesn’t happen. Babysitting duty is NOT Axel’s strong suit, but Mac won’t be budged.

Enter Axel Blaze. Against his better judgment, the big man takes the job to protect the shy musician. The more time he spends with Gareth Wolf, the more he admires the man. Where’s a simple assassination when you need one? The situation becomes more volatile for each man as the attempts on Gareth escalate just as Axel finds himself falling for the quiet lead guitarist.

Strong, funny, smart-ass — and kinda sweet Axel is everything Gareth has ever wanted in a man. Too bad he’s off limits. As the stalker grows bolder, Gareth and Axel move closer emotionally – but is it too late? All Axel knows is that they don’t stand a chance if he can’t find the maniac trying to kill the man he’s come to care about. A lot.

Everyone knows that relationships that begin in pressured or volatile situations eventually fizzle out. Or do they?

ASIN: B014RHMFMC

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/FRET-Rock-Book-Sandrine-Gasq-Dion-ebook/dp/B014RHMFMC/

Lisa’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Now when I get a book written by Sandrine, I know right off the bat that not only will I be entertained but turned the hell on. There is no way that woman can ever write a book that is not gold. This is the first book in the Rock series and it was absolutely amazing. I loved the name of the band, The Skull Blasters. It was a hit for me.

Gareth was seven years younger than his brother, but he knew from the beginning that he was truly loved. He had listened to them practice and learned how to play the guitar. So when Paul, the lead guitarist, was injured in a car accident it was no surprise when his brother, Ransom brought him in. After some time, he had hated hiding out who he truly was. So when he came out, so did the sicko’s.

Axel was hired by Paul to protect Gareth. Once he not only met Gareth, but spent some time with him he wanted to do more than protect. When these two are together, you can tell that they will set Arizona on fire. In reading this you will meet the band. Ransom, Paul, Jinx, Harley, Rebel and Gareth are all hot and damn tempting. They love each other and protect each other with all that they have. So with someone out there trying to kill Gareth, the guys will do everything to protect their munchkin.

Once again Sandrine has given me a book that has made the top of the favorites list. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It gave me everything I could want in a book and so much more. I can definitely see that this book is going to be one of those that are read many times over. I loved it and cannot wait to see what book two will give me.

I am sitting here on the edge of my seat, just waiting for the next book.

Tams’ Review:  ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts

Gareth Wolf is the openly gay guitar player for the hottest group climbing the charts, The Skull Blasters. Living your life in the limelight can be hard on anyone, and not only is Gareth dealing with the backlash being gay in the industry causes, he still has nightmares stemming from a car accident that left their former guitar player permanently injured, forcing Gareth to take the position. The threats to Gareth are increasing as of late, so their manager and his brother decide to hire a bodyguard to keep their youngest member safe.

Axel Blaze (yes, that is his name) is a former Navy Seal with all the accoutrements one would expect in that line of work. He’s hired muscle with a no-nonsense, bad attitude and he has the bulk, brains, talent and enormous guns to back it up. He is none too happy when his best friend slash boss assigns him babysitting duty for some spoiled rock star rich kid. Axel takes his job extremely seriously though. So as much as he would rather be anywhere else he puts all his talent and skill into the job and quickly realizes that not only is the threat against Gareth real, its deadly.

Two men forced to spend every waking moment together that loath each other on site is a recipe for disaster… or foreplay. Either way, Gareth and Axel have to learn to coexist and work together in order to neutralize the threat and literally save Gareth’s life. The attraction is mutual and mutually ignored for a while. When Gareth finally confesses his desires, Axel shoots him down, and then quickly changes his mind when Gareth is put in harm’s way. Axel worries he can’t be emotionally involved and do his job appropriately. And as the threat grows closer, bolder, he may be right.

Something new from the Author that brought us the bestselling Assassin/Shifter series. Gasq-Dion cements herself a place in the Rock & Roll genre with this hot new story, the first in a series that promises a lot of danger, pyrotechnics and sexy men dancing horizontally. What drew me into this story was the alternating POV, each chapter told from a different view-point between Gareth and Axel. It was nice to see certain things play out through each guy’s eyes. Their romance was not what I expected either. It was passionate and endearing when I was initially expecting something more volatile, but I assure you, it totally worked for them.

My only little teensy issue was toward the end several things happened in quick succession and I would have liked to see more elaboration for a few things. But overall I absolutely loved this book and will save it to my kindle to be revisited on many an occasion.

If you like stories with an edge, slow building romance with a hint of danger and intrigue, then you’ll love this one. Fans of Ann Lister’s Rock Gods series especially, and the boys from that series stop by and pay a visit to The Skull Blaster’s as well. Very excited to read more books in this series, I believe Jinx is up next and I have a feeling his story will be a bit more comical but interesting.

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews

Reckless Hope by J. Leigh Bailey Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have j. leigh bailey stopping by today with her newest release Reckless Hope, we have a short interview with j. leigh, a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Reckless Hope

(Letting Go 02)
by

j. leigh bailey

What’s life without a little risk?

Or a lot of risk, if you’re Sebastian Carlisle. He’ll never live up to the legacy of his dead brother, so why try? Being the wild child in a family of stuck-up rich snobs suits him just fine.  

Until he meets Micah Burke, and everything changes. 

Micah’s got too much going on for a relationship. Even if he could trust Sebastian, a distraction—a sexy, reckless distraction with a death wish—would only derail his carefully scheduled life. If it were just Micah, maybe that would be fine, but his mother and sister depend on him, and he can’t let them down. Or at least that’s what he tells himself. 

A hot moment leads to a hot night leads to a connection neither of them are ready for. And when a crisis hits Micah’s family hard, Sebastian will have to shed his bad-boy image and decide whether he can be the man Micah needs—and Micah needs to decide whether he’ll let him. 

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Unbreak Broken by J.K. Hogan Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have J.K. Hogan popping in with the cover to her upcoming release Unbreak Broken, we have a great excerpt & the stunning cover and there’s also a brilliant giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Unbreak Broken

(Coming About 03)
by

J.K. Hogan

Rory Donovan’s life is a hot mess. His marriage is failing and he’s in intensive psychotherapy, working through the unfortunate side effects of memories from a childhood trauma. The only thing good in his life right now is his job—teaching photography to gifted high school students.

Harbor Patrol officer Bennett Foster is co-parenting his teenage daughter with his high school best friend Jessie. When he meets Addison’s teacher and realizes they’ve met before, he can’t get the sexy stranger out of his head.

Striking up a sexual-tension-filled friendship, together they must help an angsty teenager deal with a dying friend. Bennett must keep his little family from falling apart while Rory struggles to come to terms with his new reality. Somewhere along the way, most unexpectedly…love happens.

Release date: 16th September 2015

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Locke’s Love by April Kelley

b42f2ca88eae317c4a8b5fc0d81d683e591282f7Title: Locke’s Love

Series: Lakehouse Security, # 4

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (55 Pages)

Publisher: Extasy Books (August 1st, 2015)
 
Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Unrequited love really sucked sometimes, especially when you’re stuck with them for
days.

Danny Newell has loved Locke for six years. Every time they have to work together that love grows just a little bit more desperate. Of course, it would be easier if Locke gave him the time of day. When Danny gets a phone call late at night and goes out on a mission by himself, the last person he expects to go after him is Locke. Being stuck on a mission with a man who despises him is not his favorite thing, to say the least.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0445-1

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Locke-%27-s-Love/?author_id=1031

Reviewer: Lisa
 
Review: Each book in the Lakehouse Security collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Danny has been in love with Locke for over six years, but Locke didn’t return that love. Or so that is the way he thought. So when one of the guys they had saved, called them for help Danny was going to save the kid. The problem was Danny was not field trained, he was the computer expert. So to his surprise and pain, it was Locke that came to help him.

Locke wanted Danny but he was scared to death. Then when Danny went to help the kid, he knew he needed help. Danny would get his ass killed if he wasn’t careful and Locke wanted to be the one to help him and keep him safe. He was falling in love with the man, and knew once he did there was no going back.

This book gave me everything I could ask for in a story and so much more. I just wished that there were more to read, I absolutely hate having to wait for the next story. I loved this one and cannot wait for the next amazing story. I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story.

It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. When Kelley puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

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

Blood Tied by Jacob Z. Flores Pre-release Review

BloodTiedLGTitle: Blood Tied
Series: The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge, #2
Author: Jacob Z Flores
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (220 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 7th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Thad Blackmoor’s heart is as cold as his icy magical abilities. He considers emotions a waste of his time and prefers to study the arcane, using the sacred books of his coven to grow in his craft. He aspires to supersede his father and elder brother Pierce in power, and now that his younger brother Mason has tapped into the rare warlock power of darkness, he needs to work harder than ever.

But Thad’s ambitions are halted when he saves Aiden Teine, a fire fairy, from a banshee. Thad’s immediate attraction to Aiden catches him off guard and thaws his cold heart for the first time. As Thad, Aiden, and his brothers investigate the connection between the banshee attack and the vampyre and shadow weaver who almost killed them, Thad tries to dodge Ben, a sexy warlock who won’t let him be after a one-night stand.

Their search leads them to the Otherworld, where something even more insidious is at work—something Thad will need more than logic to stand against.

ISBN: 9781634765213

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6822

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Thad Blackmoor is the eldest of the Blackmoor brothers, but he hasn’t felt important for a while. He always held his mother’s attention, but fought to gain his father’s, even more so as their family grew. When their mother died it affected Thad more than anyone in the family, aside from his father.

Thad buried his emotions long ago and concentrates on honing his skills so he can be not only the best Warlock, but the best Blackmoor as well. He steps outside of his comfort zone just a teensy bit when he meets a sexy Warlock at a local coffee shop. But it’s another chance encounter with a Fire Fae Prince that finally begins to melt the young Warlocks frozen heart.

It’s not exactly the best time to deal with matters of the heart though. Thad’s new found Fae friend is on the run from a couple of pissed of Banshees. And the shadow weaver that tried to annihilate the Blackmoor clan not so long ago seems to not only still be watching them, he has his sights set on one Blackmoor in particular, Thad.

The infamous council sends the Blackmoor brothers along with their new-found friends – sexy Warlock and Fire Fae Prince – and Drake, the youngest Blackmoor brother’s boyfriend, into Otherworld to defeat the shadow weaver. Secrets, lies and betrayal run deep as the six young men race to stop the weaver before he succeeds in finishing them off.

It’s always a treat when an Author can mix numerous magical creatures and their particular legends, keep everything straight and manage to keep me entertained throughout. The Warlock Brothers can add demons, Fae and one dark, overbearing jackass to the mix of weavers and Vampyre. And we still don’t know exactly what Drake is. He can’t be spelled, controlled or turned, but he doesn’t give off any vibes to any of the various beings that he might belong to their race.

As if fighting for your life while trying to protect the Gate and Otherworld weren’t enough to drive any one insane, Thad has to deal with his insane attraction to a certain red-headed Fae as well as the anger and jealousy pouring of the sexy – it was supposed to be a one night stand – Warlock. Staying focused is difficult, but one missed step could cost them all their lives.

I have to say, this series is very interesting, entertaining and intriguing. A lot of drama and angst mixed with passion and faith. I hope I’m not confusing you with my choice of words, but I don’t want to give certain aspects of the story away, you will have to grab a copy and read for yourself. Definitely worth the read, but read it in order, if you haven’t read Spellbound yet you should start there or you’ll be lost at certain times during this story.

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

Claimed by Two Bears by Kelex

cbdcc2b0cf5af9af84db7911cd340dae5f92eeefTitle: Claimed by Two Bears
Series: Bear Mountain, # 2
Author: Kelex
Genre: Paranormal/MMM Ménage a Trois/Quatre,
Length: Novella (89 pages)
Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing, LLC; 1st edition (August 12, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Raised by bear shifters, Paul has always felt out of place. As a human, he’s not allowed to play a role in the shifter community he’s been surrounded by his entire life. When his job at Bear Mountain is jeopardized, he considers leaving the only home he’s ever known to seek out the thing that’s always felt missing in his life.

Betas Brynn and Tomas awaited their human mate for many years. When an orphaned infant showed up on their doorstep, they knew the male would one day grow to be their mate. Ignoring their protective instincts, they left the valley and the male behind, knowing they couldn’t be in his life or they’d threaten the future they’d one day have together.

When the two bears finally return to find Paul a man, they know it’s time to claim what they’ve always known was theirs.

ISBN: 9781311140241

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013N50F1C
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/567602

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the second book in the Bear Mountain series. Brynn and Tomas, bear shifters. Leave Bear Mountain once they discover an infant is their mate. I really felt for both these strong men. They wanted their mate to grow up and have a life without any influence from them. It must have been difficult to leave behind everything they knew.

Paul is a human who grows up never feeling like he fit in. I could completely understand his anger when the truth comes out. The devastation he must have felt was heartbreaking to read. I loved the way the story progressed in such a way that there was more to it than just a love story. There was mystery, action and adventure as it seemed the McCreary boys are starting with their trouble making ways only to discover a more diabolical intent put into motion.

The entire book had me holding my breath awaiting the outcome on different occasions as well as sitting on the edge of my seat. Well written with hot sex that adds spice to the mix. I loved it and can’t wait to see what else the author has in store for this series.

Highly recommended.

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