VanDoren’s Vice by Jenna Byrnes

51Mm7To+m-L._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Title: VanDoren’s Vice
Series: Kansas City Heat, #7
Author: Jenna Byrnes
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella (115 pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (September 15th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: A detective and the head of security at a casino have something in common, don’t they?

Perhaps more than one thing.

Detective Mike VanDoren isn’t much of a gambler, but the ongoing embezzlement at Kansas City’s newest casino definitely has his interest. So does handsome Cole McKinney, the head of security at the Time and Tides.

Mike dives head first into the case and a relationship with Cole, who can’t believe that any of his trusted employees and friends could be guilty. Mike knows differently, and it’s up to him and his team to figure out who’s behind the elaborate scheme.

When a casino employee turns up dead, the case takes a bizarre twist, leaving Mike scrambling to save the people he cares about most.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-727-1

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/vandorens-vice

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Kansas City Heat collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. However it can be read as a standalone.

I love the way this author can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by Jenna. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down.

First embezzlement, then murder and it just keeps packing up. It is up to Mike to find out who is behind it all. The problem is he has the hots for the head of security. Things are heating up and then the impossible happens. Cole is being framed for it all. It is up to him to save his lover from some long jail time that is for sure.

Cole is the head of security at the casino and has the hots for the detective handling the embezzlement case. He understands the difficulties that is coming from their seeing each other, but he can’t stop. He wants the sexy detective. He trusts Mike to get him out of this mess and to keep their hearts from getting damaged.

I have to say that the ending is a bit off to me though. I can see the problem of them being lovers while the case is going on and also the attitude of Cole with all the questions. However I would have really liked the love word instead of lust. I just wished they could have moved forward just a bit more.

I also wished that it had been expanded. I could have continued to read it all night long. Even with that little problem, I was captivated by the whole story.

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

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Must Love Dogs by K. Lynn

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Series: N/A
Author: K. Lynn
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (54 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 22, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Since a mugging a year ago, Ben’s lived with blindness. Despite an art career on hold and a deadbeat boyfriend who left him because of his disability, he’s finally getting his life back on track. Ben is gaining a new sense of independence thanks to his guide dog, Colt.

But Ben’s carefully balanced life is thrown into chaos when veterinarian Dr. Jay Connor hits Colt with his car. While Colt is on the mend and recovering nicely, Ben finds that Jay is not only fond of Colt, but also quite interested in Ben.

However, one overheard conversation might put a stop to their romance before it can grow into something more. Maybe Ben’s destined to go it alone in the dark.

Or can Jay help him see there’s still a chance for happily ever after?

ISBN: 978-1-63476-312-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6669

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: When I first saw this book it was the title that caught me. I thought that it was going to be a humor story that would keep me laughing. However after the blurb I knew that it might not be the case. So I wasn’t sure but when you see the guys on the cover with the dog it was a pretty much given that I would grab it.

This author was also new to me so I wasn’t sure at first. It is like taking a chance.

Which is what Ben did with Jay. He had lost his sight over a year ago due to a mugging. His boyfriend left him and he couldn’t do his art. He was terrified of taking any chances any more.

Yet when Jay hit Ben’s dog by accident, he was scared that he was going to lose someone he loved again. To his luck Jay was also a veterinarian. He was falling in love with Ben. Now all he had to do is to show Ben it would be great. Ben just had to take a chance.

I loved this book and look forward to reading more by this author. It was a fascinating tale that just draws you in and keeps you there.

I had so much fun with this book and would definitely recommend it.
 
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Back to the Sky by Katey Hawthorne

kh_backtotheskyTitle: Back to the Sky
Series: Elementals, #2
Author: Katey Hawthorne
Genre: Multicultural/contemporary/ Fantasy/ Paranormal/ New Adult
Length: Novella (85 Pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (September 8, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Rather than spend his first post-college summer on the beach with a hot boy and a margarita, Zane Woodward goes home. While the lectures aimed at getting him to be more respectable like his lawyer father aren’t appreciated, Zane wants to be near his sister and his best friend—both of whom he’s convinced need him.

Enter Geordie Finsen: the Buddhist, blue-haired, stacked house sitter-next-door. Geordie has a penchant for parties, older women who can pay the bills, younger men who can wear him out—and he may or may not be able to control the weather.

While Geordie and his philosophies begin untangling Zane from his own expectations and hang-ups, they bring the two closer and closer. Soon their chemistry flares into a hot and heavy summer romance. But Geordie has hang-ups of his own, including an aversion to getting too attached to anyone or anything.

When things get a little too heavy between him and Zane, his instinct to cut loose and run free is tested, and Zane’s plans for a perfect escape of his own might never get off the ground.

ISBN: 978-1-62300-978-6

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/elementals-2-back-to-the-sky.html

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is part of a series and normally I would say that it needs to be read in order. However the way they are told, they can be read as standalone.

There is quite a bit of different types of feelings flowing in this story. This is the first book that I have read by Katey and I was impressed with the way it flowed together. The characters are well written and very deep. They are also loveable, but there is something off about them.

Zane has finished college getting a degree in a course that he never wanted to take. He always loved music, but his asshat of a father wanted him to continue to going to school. In fact he wanted him to go to law school, he just didn’t want to. He even went home against his better judgment.

However his little sister came first. She had anxiety issues and he felt that he needed to stay with her. His best friend tried to help, even tried to get him to move in with him. Then he met Geordie.

Geordie is the one that comes off a bit weird. He looks like an elf and seems to have control over the weather. He wants Zane and is happy that Zane wants him back. However he is the one that is basically off in the story. He has blue hair, pointed ears, a Buddhist and is watching the house for a lady. Even though the sex between them is hot and wanting, he wants to take off and run. He is scared it seems. He comes off as a Gypsy to me or maybe a hippie. I don’t know.

Even though it is a well written story with some heat to it, this book was definitely not for me. I love paranormals, but not when they don’t pull at me. I even had a hard time concentrating on it. It didn’t catch my attention like it should have so I was disappointed in it. I did like the way they stood up for each other and mixed so well. I did like it but it was missing something for me all the way around.

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The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel by Bey Deckard

41U4GYKZUKL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel
Series: The Actor’s Circle, #2
Author: Bey Deckard
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (78 Pages)
Publisher: Bey Deckard (September 12th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: All James wanted was a little solitude at his favorite resort: bright sunshine overhead, soft, white sand underfoot, and a hammock to read in while the warm breeze rustles through the coconut palms and almond trees. However, when an old acquaintance shows up, and James is obliged to share “his” beach, a profound exchange over a bottle of rum leads to a lust-fuelled encounter in the dark.

Reeling from the intensity of the drunken tryst, James decides to cut his vacation short rather than face what he’s kept hidden under mountains of denial.

However, his escape is thwarted when Rudie, handsome and plainspoken, calls him out on his behavior and makes him see that life needn’t be spent running away from his desires.

Set at a rundown old resort on a small Caribbean island, The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel is a story about letting go of fear and learning that passion and love can be found in the most unexpected of places.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Nights-Frangipani-Hotel-Actors-Circle-ebook/dp/B014RZQ54I

Reviewer: KathyMac

Review: As the author narrates the story, mostly threw the voice of James, an actor on hiatus who craves silence and a solitary existence, we find him where he vacations on an island in the Caribbean surrounded by the solitude he craves. The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel will pull you in, as though you are there on the island watching from the distance.

Bey Deckard is a masterful storyteller and with his descriptions and details that set up the backdrop of this story, you have a perfect visual of two men, both different yet so much alike, looking to belong…to something or someone.

Rudie, also an actor, stumbles onto “James’s beach” looking for his own rest and relaxation. At first, James is a little put out that he now has company encroaching on his island, as he likes to refer to it, but he soon realizes that having company is not so bad.

James’s denial runs deep about his wants and desires but the hidden truths that have plagued him for many years are starting to surface, as he watches Rudie from a distance. The big question is will he be able to accept the change that Rudie has brought out in him? Will he be able to turn his brain off and enjoy their moments together?

James has a couple of bouts of panic but Rudie brings him back with his words and understanding. He even experiences a bit of jealousy and is surprised by the intensity of his feelings. However, he knows their time is coming to an end and he wants to make the most of it.

Rudie has darker needs that he is not afraid to voice. As their last days dwindle down, James succumbs to his own needs that are no longer hidden in the recesses of his mind. Giving Rudie what he begs for without restraint and an urgency he has never felt with anyone else, he accepts his true self.

“Teeth bared, I nearly shook with panic and anger and desire as I pushed his legs apart. He didn’t resist. I threw myself down on him, my weight sinking him into the mattress as I grasped my cock and guided it, thrusting into him hard.”
— James

Their time together behind the shutters and closed doors are sometimes rough and miscalculated, but no less intense and moving. They also share pieces of themselves with no expectations in the light of day.

James arrived on the island a lonely and somewhat critical man but he will leave with a new outlook on his future and new possibilities to explore. He finds himself smiling at what lies ahead, but more importantly…the man that he will see.

An incredible short story that is packed full of emotions and new discoveries. If you read, The Complications of T, you will catch a small reference that will bring a smile to your face and if you didn’t it wasn’t relevant enough to throw you off kilter.

Bey Deckard is brilliant with writing lyrical prose and this story is no different with its smooth and flawless execution. One of the things I love best reading stories by this author is I always learn something. Whether it’s new words, phrases, or a spot on the map, I always take away new knowledge and I love that.

I highly recommend this novella to anyone who loves to fall into a story where the author cloaks you with words and descriptions and you are mesmerized until the end.

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Base Instincts by Larissa Ione

51I+J4nEAYL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Base Instincts
Series: A Demonica Story, # 11.7
Author: Larissa Ione
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (139 pages)
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (September 14, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: As a Seminus demon, Raze’s life literally depends on having sex with females. The problem is that he doesn’t desire females, and it’s physically impossible for him to be with males. Thankfully, he and his best friend, Fayle, have an arrangement that keeps him alive . . . if lonely. He finds some solace in his work as a medic at Thirst, a vampire club known for its rough clientele. But his carefully structured world turns upside down when he meets a mysterious male who makes him want what he can never have.

Slake is an assassin used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Raze. But he also wants to earn back the soul he sold when he was a much different demon. All he has to do is capture a runaway succubus named Fayle and hand her over to her family. What he doesn’t count on is being caught himself by a web of lies—and his attraction to Raze.

Raze and Slake must navigate a dangerous world to be together. But as Fayle’s jealousy of their relationship turns deadly, they find themselves embroiled in a battle not only for their love, but their lives and souls.

ISBN: 978-1-62649-308-7

Reviewer: Shorty

Product Link: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/base-instincts

Review: I was not sure how I would feel about this book once I read the blurb but I was amazed by the story. Raze is a Seminus demon who can only have sex with females but he is gay so that leaves him hungering for the one thing he thinks he cannot have. Slake is a very rare Doucos demon and wants Raze.

What I found intriguing was Raze and Slake’s past and the circumstances surrounding them both. The mystery of Slake was riveting and I thoroughly enjoyed finding out about him. It shocked me about his kind of demon and I was impressed with all the details in the story that lead to a satisfying conclusion.

I absolutely could not stand either Dyre, Slake’s boss, or Fayle, another demon, who tricked Raze. Both of their actions were despicable to say the least. Absolutely fantastic story that will have you reading nonstop to find out what happens.

I loved everything about this book except for the sex between Fayle and Raze which was very brief.

Highly recommended.

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Mating Scars by Shea Balik

sb-pwsh-matingscars3150819_0232Title: Mating Scars
Series: Paranormal Wars: Stone Haven, #9
Author: Shea Balik
Genre: Futuristic/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (131 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (August 29th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Diallo Lovett had his world turned upside when a man he’d believed was his mate not only lied to him, but kidnapped Diallo to torture him. After years of abuse, Diallo was rescued, only to find the real torture was just beginning for now he had to find a way to put his life back together.

An explosion took Dugan Nash’s leg but not his determination to make those responsible pay. With a lot of sweat and tears he finally was able to walk with the help of a prosthesis.

The moment Diallo meets Dugan, he knows he was fooled all those years ago. Dugan is his real mate. The events of past make Diallo too leery to trust in the one man meant to be his.

Dugan knows of Diallo’s past, but is determined to find a way to break down the walls Diallo has erected and heal the scars that surround his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-675-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/mating-scars

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order. This series also coincides with events happening in the Paranormal Wars: Juarez series.

Ok, this book was a little disappointing to me. I was pretty sure Diallo was described as a blue-eyed blond in “Mating in Stormy Waters” and he was. So when he was introduced as a slim-black man we copper eyes I was confused. So my OCD made me go back and look it up. And yes he has been completely changed since he was introduced. So from the start things we getting a little off course.

Next up is way would Dugan be chosen to lead the hunt for the children? Nothing was ever said about why he and Diallo for that matter were selected. Also what the hell was the deal with the Death Valley scene? Why were they dropped there? That all deal made no sense to me.

OK, looking past all the things they left me with questions. The romance between Diallo and Dugan was nice and sweet. Both men have deep scars. Dugan from the bombing that left him without a leg, and Diallo with his years of physical and sexual abuse.

The fact that Diallo was able to let Dugan in and find happiness was good. Dugan was so gentle with Diallo since he has heard the stories of what happened to Diallo. There were also some really sweet and cute moments between them. I really liked the scene with the wild dolphins.

Overall, not as good as some of the other books in the series. But, if you can look beyond some of the inconsistencies, a good romance.

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My Hero by Max Vos Audiobook Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Max Vos stopping by today with the tour for his audio release My Hero,  Tams reviews My Hero and there’s a great giveaway so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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My Hero

by

Max Vos

This is a gay male romance with explicit sexual situations between men.

When he was 16 years old, Rich Miller saved a young man from drowning at his local pool. Little did he know that years later, as a senior in college and Olympic diving hopeful, Rich would meet up once again with Johnny Milloway, now a big football player – and when Rich says big, he really means “bear”. The shy jock remembers his saviour, and the two men become friends.

Johnny isn’t put off by the fact that Rich is gay. In fact, the more time he spends with Rich, the more curious he becomes. Johnny wants to know all kinds of things – what it’s like to kiss a guy, for instance. Only it doesn’t stop there…

Rich finds it difficult to believe that this relationship can go anywhere. Johnny is straight, and Rich isn’t prepared to deal with the heartache he knows will come his way in the future. He has enough on his plate as it is – the worlds are just around the corner. His father would rather watch a football game than spend time watching his son dive. What he doesn’t count on is Johnny, who can be very determined. And having Johnny in his life proves to be a catalyst for some pretty earth-shattering changes.

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Inferno by Stormy Glenn

sg-pc-inferno3150831_0423Title: Inferno
Series: Pacific Cove, #1
Author: Stormy Glenn
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter/ Ménage a Trois
Length: Novel (155 Pages)
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (September 10, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Danny O’Shay grew up knowing he never really fit in. His family avoids him. He falls so much that the staff at the local hospital know him by first name. And he can’t get a date to save his life.

Enter handsome fire fighters, Ben and Abe Lake, two men that bring every fantasy Danny ever had to life. Except Ben and Abe seem to have some business deal with Danny’s father that involves a ton of money and the assumption that Danny has a clue.
He doesn’t.

When Ben and Abe start talking about fated mates, shifters, and a family legacy that goes back decades, Danny is pretty sure they belong in an insane asylum. But as he gets to know the handsome twins, he begins to wonder if being crazy is that bad. Being alone again seems worse.

After someone starts trying to take Danny out of the picture permanently, he has to believe that Ben and Abe are trustworthy and not in on the plot to kill him, because they might be the only thing to keep his life from going up in flames.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-683-3

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/inferno-glenn

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: As always Stormy has given us another hit. Although I would have liked it better had they all been sexually active, if you get my meaning. Two brothers fated to one mate is hot, but had the brothers been kinky would have been ten times better.

Danny had hated his home life. They were downright cruel to him and let him know that he was worthless. The problem was, it was all alive. His father and brothers were not who they said they were. Danny was also a very big klutz. So when he was summoned to his father’s estate, he was doing it right out of the hospital. He had not expected two sexy mountainous men to be there.

Ben and Abe are bear-shifters and they knew who their mate was. They knew the minute their mate was born. When the hunters found them and killed Danny’s parents, he was whisked away to the city. They knew they needed to take it easy with their mate however it would seem the loss of money pushes someone to try to get rid of Danny permanently. It is up to the twins to keep their mate safe.

This was amazing and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next story. I loved how tender they both are with him and how kinky they really are. I just wished there had been some brother loving in the book.

I would definitely recommend reading this book.

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Blind Hearts by Havan Fellows

51QZBerCtOL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Blind Hearts
Series: King of Hearts 04/ PF15
Author: Havan Fellows
Genre: Paranormal/Horror/ Drama
Length: Novella (53 pages)
Publisher: Appleton Publishing Avenue (Sep 01, 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: In a world where supernatural creatures openly exist, who can blame them for coalescing in one of the most fascinating and erotic places on earth? Welcome to New Orleans.

Emotions are a human flaw, certainly nothing he’s familiar with…
Yet when Laurant looks at his mysterious lover, something happens deep within him. He’s a sex demon who has eyes for only one man. Man? When did he stop referring to his lover as a meal? And when did he turn into a green-eyed demon? Perhaps when family came calling, requesting help. No one wants their lover surrounded by sex demons. If Laurant can’t get a grip on his newly found emotions, humans and supernaturals alike will be in danger.

He lost his one chance of finding out who he is, what he is…
Gun’s been hunting down the witch that pilfered his memories and issued him false ones to no avail. It’s like she disappeared off the face of the earth. Unfortunately, that scenario is quite plausible. It leaves Gun with a major dead-end and a mind that is no longer his friend.

Memories of a false love with a beautiful woman hinder his present unexplainable need for a certain incubus. But does he truly belong here…with a lover who can’t feel love, a city that isn’t his home, and a ragtag group of poker players that now call him friend? It’s time for Gun to forget the past and create a future for himself. At least the forgetting part is simple.

They both have personal issues to conquer, if they could just stop trying to conquer each other first.

ISBN: 9781941841310

Product Link(s): Smashwords | ARe | Amazon UK | Amazon US

Reviewer: Cat

Review: This is part of a series and larger collection. You do need to read the series in order and it is best to read the collection.

At first I felt this wasn’t going to be as good as this series usually is since there was mostly a lot of dialogue and discussion between Gun and Laurant but it picked up quickly. I really love Laurant and am so curious to see who this mystery man Gunn is.

I will say the end was quite a shocker. Laurant is so charismatic even though he is a sex demon he also has a vulnerable side we begin to see and I simply adore his humor.

If you like vampires, Demons, sex demons, mystery and a preternatural story that is full of fun I highly recommend this series!

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King John by Edmond Manning

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Series: The Lost and Founds #4
Author: Edmond Manning
Genre: Contemporary / Spiritual / Fantasy
Length: Novel (245 pages)
Publisher: Pickwick Ink Publishing (10 Sept 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 (but so close to giving it a 4) Hearts
Blurb: English attorney Alistair Robertson can’t quite believe an astonishing tale of kingship and transformation he hears at Burning Man, the annual counter-culture art festival in the Black Rock desert. Who are the Found Kings? Is “being kinged” as magical as it sounds?

Determined to find the mysterious garage mechanic named Vin who helps men “remember who they were always meant to be,” Alistair catches his quarry amid the extravagant sculptures, fire worshipers, mutant cars, and lavish costumes. After searching for three years, he’ll finally get to ask the question burning inside him: “Will you king me?”

Wandering together through the desert, Vin Vanbly and Alistair explore Burning Man’s gifting culture and exotic traditions, where they meet the best and worst of their fellow burners. Alistair’s overconfidence in Vin’s manipulative power collides with Vin’s obsessive need to save a sixteen-year-old runaway from a nightmarish fate, and the two men spiral into uncontrollable, explosive directions.

In this fourth adventure of The Lost and Founds, beneath the sweltering summer sun and the six billion midnight stars, one truth emerges, searing itself on their hearts: in the desert, everything burns.

ISBN: 9780989097994

Product Link: Amazon US  | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: The world that Edmond Manning is a complex fantastical one which has to be read to be believed. The world which the series the Lost and Founds is set in is either some grand mythical thing or it is an entirely psychological trip. Either way, King John is a great albeit intense book to read. It is book 4 of the Lost and Found series and honestly I think it would be difficult to grasp without reading at least the first book.

The narrator of King John, like the previous books in the series, is Vin – a mechanic and goes by numerous names. He has the ability to “king” people, which more often than not involves having sex. Now, I’m entirely sure the exact deal – Edmond Manning is great at giving us more questions than answers, it seems – but Vin is something of a godlike figure to many people.

He takes people on a “journey” and “guides” them before he kings them (which happens over a weekend). This whole “kinging” business involves fantastical adventures that are nothing less than psychedelic. It’s the only way I can explain it.

In fact, I sum it up as the psychedelic adventures of a lonely god. It’s not a conventional love story, but involves something along the lines of (to borrow the song title) sexual healing.

The other main player is Alistair. He has been seeking Vin out for a couple of years now. He had heard about Vin and wanted more than anything to be “kinged” by Vin. With the scars of his past forever haunting him, Alistair has quite a mental journey to go on. I wasn’t quite sure about Alistair at first and I don’t think I am even now. He is forceful and just the total opposite to who I could see Vin willingly spending time with and choosing to “king” him.

Now, the reason why I gave this 3.5 hearts instead of 4 and it’s really simply. The first half of the book was long. Not much seemed to happen other than back and forth and the odd argument between Vin and Alistair as they started on Alistair’s journey.

There was a lot of telling, though there was not a lot of explanation (but to be fair the latter is something that I expect from this series anyway).

It’s a long and intense read, but it is enjoyable. If you are looking for pure romance with a HEA, you will not get it. This is a totally physical book.

As I said, the psychedelic adventures of a lonely god. I really want to shut myself off to the world and listen to The Doors now – it’s that type of thing.

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Deliverance by Olivia Black

ecm-ob-fpa-deliverance3150902_0415Title: Deliverance
Series: Federal Paranormal Agency, #5
Author: Olivia Black
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter/ Contemporary
Length: Novella (100 Pages)
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (September 14, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: You have to be the best to go to war with the worst.

That’s the motto the agents of the Federal Paranormal Agency live by. They train hard to hunt down those that go rogue, enforcing the laws set down through the ages. They deliver justice to those that break the laws and save the innocent. They are the enforcers of the paranormal world.

Ian Nicholson is an owl shifter and an agent with the Federal Paranormal Agency. When a VIP is kidnapped on foreign soil, Ian volunteers for the case. He soon finds out that the kidnap victim is the son of a prominent senator. Now, the clock is ticking.

Winston Grom has been a humanitarian doctor in Somalia for the past few years. When rebels attack the surrounding area, a battle ensues, and Winston is taken by force. He’s ordered to save rebel lives or forfeit his own. Working hard, without proper medical equipment, Winston does the best he can only to fail in the end.

Bloody and broken, Winston waits for death.

ISBN: 978-1-62300-978-6

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/deliverance

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Federal Paranormal Agency collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.

There is something about the way that Olivia Black tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time but it will have you in tears at some part. Olivia has always been one of my favorite authors. There is just something about her characters, story and the way they mix with each other. With these stories it gives you a mate that has at some point been hurt. The alpha of the pair feels so much for his mate, he will do everything to protect his mate and keep him safe.

Winston’s mother had been killed in a car accident when he was a child, and he didn’t really get over it. He loved his father and knew his father loved him, but they were always at odds. To be rebellious he became a doctor then went into foreign countries to save those who had no help. He became a doctor with Doctors without Borders.

In Somalia the dangers were very real. Doctors were killed or kidnapped, patients shot, threats against all yet Winston stayed to help. Then the dangers were at him. Kidnapped, beaten, forced to work on soldiers he felt without hope. He was close to dying, when the sweetest angel came for him. It seems he was the mate of a FPA agent.

Ian had taken one look at Winston’s photo and knew there was something pulling at him. It wasn’t until he found him that he knew this gorgeous man was his mate. His mate was close to death, but once he found him he knew he would do everything to show him that he was safe.

There is something about this book that just draws you in and keeps you captivated. I loved the way the characters acted towards each other. I think that so far out of all the books these two are my favorite.

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

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Lover Boy by G.A. Hauser

26185277Title: Lover Boy
Series: N/A
Author: G.A. Hauser
Genre: Contemporary/ Erotica
Length: Novel (215 pages)
Publisher: The G. A. Hauser Collection, LLC (August 27th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: When worlds collide in the middle of Manhattan’s Diamond District, the lives of two men are changed forever.

Daxon John York, a former military man who worked for the NYPD until he was forced to leave the department for excessive use of force, ended up a security guard for a jewelry store. Divorced with one daughter, the alimony payments, child support and stress of carrying a mortgage plus rent was weighing Daxon down. When an armed man holds the employees at gunpoint, Daxon does his best to prevent the robbery, and fails.

Corey Ellis had tried to walk the straight and narrow, but nothing seemed to work out for him. Desperate to get out of New York, Corey plans to rob a small jewelry store. What he didn’t expect was to connect with the security guard with whom he exchanged gunfire.
‘Lover boy’ a nickname Corey was given since high-school for his good looks and sensual prowess, comes face to face with a former GI/NYPD cop. Alpha males battling for power with the same goal; Happiness.

Two men; both at the lowest point in their lives crash together in a horrific encounter which connects them from that moment on.

ISBN: 9781512225457

Product Link(s): ARe | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Paperback US | Paperback UK

Reviewer: Cat

Review: I am not going to tell what the story is about since the blurb above covers it quite well. If you are waiting for my usually line of this is a sweet romance…it’s not coming. Its edgy, angsty, emotional, and sexy. There are scenes that walk a thin line on the border of non-consent when Corey and Dax battle for dominance and a touch of violence when Corey robs the jewelry store. I loved Dax’ battle between right and wrong, then his feelings for Corey.

My heart went out to both men in very different ways. Though what Corey did was very wrong and I felt he did not mean to implement Dax the way he did, part of me wondered if he didn’t plan it that way. Dax’ inner turmoil was perfect.

I felt so many emotions while reading this story and highly recommend it.

If you like something different, angsty, edgy stories with some hot mans-sex this is for you.

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