Interspecies Public Relations Officer by Jo Penn

Jo Penn - Interspecies Public Relations Officer CoverTitle: Interspecies Public Relations Officer 

Series:  Milson Valley # 4

Author: Jo Penn

Genre: Ménage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal, Vampires/Werewolves

Length: Novella (136 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (October 19, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Wizard Tudor Masters was working toward leaving his old coven when he had the misfortune of overhearing a Senator conspiring against the Council. Going into hiding, he ends up at the Armstrong coven, where he runs into a gorgeous wolf who denies they’re mates, and a fae prince who saves Tudor from vampires.

Caspar Morgan is scouting locations to relocate his fae guild. What he finds is a gorgeous wolf shifter who, instead of happily claiming Cas, bolts in the other direction and denies that Cas (and a smart wizard in danger from three different factions) are his mates.

While Luka, a very uniquely gifted wolf, flirts and keeps his distance emotionally, Tudor remains quiet and watchful and smells like cinnamon and ice cream. Cas will protect his mates, wait them out, lust after both, and put up with Luka’s numerous friends and family members who feel it necessary to stick their noses in and cause more chaos than help.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-561-1

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/interspecies-public-relations-officer

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Luka, a very special wolf shifter is sent on a public relations task only to discover one of the new fae’s looking for properties is his mate. He runs as fast as he can away from him due to his wanting to remain single. Caspar, leader of the fae, is shocked to discover he has two mates. One, Tudor, a wizard, who is in danger from a deranged vampire and a senator wanting him dead. The other a wolf shifter, Luka,  who is a handful.

I loved this story. Each character had their own distinct personalities and flaws yet blended perfectly with each other. I love how this book sets up for future ones as there’s more than these three characters at play throughout. 

Fantastic read.

All The Way To Shore by CJane Elliott

CJane Elliott - All The Way To Shore CoverTitle: All the Way to the Shore

Author: C.J. Elliott

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (181 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb:  Jonathan Vallen has never felt good enough. A gentle musician who loves to garden, he’s woefully unsuited to running Vallen Industries, the family business. When his father hires a hotshot executive, Marco Pellegrini, to save the company, Jonathan moves away and leaves his humiliation behind. A year later and forty pounds lighter, Jonathan runs into Marco on an LGBT cruise. Marco doesn’t recognize him, the sparks fly, and Jonathan pretends to be someone else for the week—Jonah Rutledge—someone good enough to be loved.

Marco Pellegrini has always been driven. He rose from poverty to the pinnacle of business success, and he’ll do anything to protect his reputation—including hiding his bisexuality. Having saved Vallen Industries, he’s weary of the rat race and ready for a more meaningful life. When Marco meets his soul mate for that new life—Jonah Rutledge—on an LGBT cruise, he prepares to stop hiding and start living.

Back on land, the romance crashes when Marco discovers his perfect man is not only a lie but the son of his boss, Frederick Vallen. Jonathan resolves to win Marco back, but Frederick takes vengeful action. Jonathan and Marco must battle their own fears as well as Frederick’s challenge to get to the future that awaits them on the horizon.

ISBN:  9781634778190

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/all-the-way-to-shore-by-cjane-elliott-7789-b

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: Jonathan Vallen has always been trying to prove himself to his father since his older brother died, and he thought that he can take the place of his brother, so that his father can be proud of him. But it’s never happened and it never will. His father is trying to groom him to take over the Family Business, but all Jonathan want to do is to live his life in peace and go back to what he loves best. Music. He can’t do that, with his father berating him at every turn.

His father hires hotshot executive Marco Pellegrini to save the company. Marco has always been driven. After rising from poverty to the pinnacle of his business career, he’ll do anything to protect his name and his past. He’s in the closet and dating a woman so no one would know his real sexuality.

After a year at Vallen Industries and the company is in the “Black” he decides that it’s about time that he takes some time for himself. He goes on a Gay cruise and takes his sister with him. There he meets the handsome Jonah Rutledge/Jonathan Vallen. Right away Jonathan recognizes Marco and he remembers when they first met, Marco was cold and calculating.

Jonathan is now forty pounds lighter and thanks to his cousin, he’s had a complete transformation from the person Marco saw a year ago. When Marco introduces himself, Jonathan pretends to be someone else, and although he doesn’t feel right about deceiving Marco, he continues with the charade. Halfway through the cruise Jonathan’s lie is revealed and Marco feels betrayed and he leaves the ship. Will Jonathan have to courage to find Marco and explain to him the reason for lying about who he is and why he lied.

The typical romance story, but I loved it.

Boots by Angel Martinez (2nd Edition)

Angel Martinez - Boots CoverTitle: Boots

Author: Angel Martinez

Genre: Fantasy and Fairytales, Paranormal

Length: Novella (92 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 6, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Willem’s lost his job and his boyfriend, and now possibly his mind when his cat calls him a nitwit.

Willem’s father never approved of his artistic talents, his choices in life, or the fact that he’s gay. When the only thing Horst leaves to Willem is the family cat, he thinks it’s his father’s last insult from the grave. That is, until the cat starts talking to him.

Though Willem’s lost his boyfriend, his home, and his job, Kasha, who claims to be a magic cat, reassures him that all will be well. All he needs is Willem’s trust and a good pair of boots. But giving boots to a talking cat has unexpected consequences when odd events ambush Willem at every turn, such as the appearance of a handsome stranger in his arms at night. While he begins to suspect Kasha’s plans might be dangerous for all involved, how can he distrust such a charming kitty in cowboy boots?

Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene of flexible autoerotica.

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-496-7

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

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Such a wonderful story that had me from the start. Willem, upon his father’s death, inherits a cat, Puss. With no home or job Willem thinks he is losing his mind when the cat begins talking to him. 

We learn who Puss really is as the story continues. I loved the details that went into this story. From the ex, to the goddess everything had me spellbound. I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll just say read the book. You won’t be disappointed in the least as it has romance, adventure, action, magic and fantasy all woven into one story.

Fantastic read. Highly recommended.

Changing Jamie by Dakota Chase (2nd Edition)

Dakota Chase - Changing Jamie CoverTitle: Changing Jamie, (2nd Edition)

Author: Dakota Chase

Genre: Teen Fiction, Contemporary

Length: Novel (180 Pages)

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press (Dreamspinner Press) (January 24, 2017)

Heat Level: None

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts (Combined rating)

Blurb: Jamie’s pretty much an average gay teenager. He’s in the closet, has an unrequited secret crush on a fellow high school athlete, and an awful home life. It’s a good thing he has his friend Billy to distract him and to show him that being out has its benefits. Billy is everything Jamie isn’t: openly gay, wealthy enough to follow fashion trends, and with a social calendar full of dates with older men.

Then Jamie’s life spins into a downward spiral. Billy starts acting weird and hiding things from him. His stepfather’s abusive behavior escalates until Jamie dreads going home. His English teacher assigns him to tutor the object of his affection, gorgeous track star Dylan. Jamie’s not even sure he can talk to Dylan, let alone tutor him, and it’s impossible to talk to Billy about it. Billy’s too wrapped up in a dangerous game called bug chasing: trying to catch HIV. Billy’s risky behavior nearly shatters their friendship and forces Jamie to look at the world in a whole new way. Can Jamie keep Billy safe, stay on top of homework and a new boyfriend, and convince his mom to give his stepdad the heave-ho?

First edition published by Torquere Press in 2008.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-249-0

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Harmony Ink Press

Reviewer’s: Lisa & Pixie

Lisa’s Review: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts 

I have not read any stories by this author so I wasn’t really sure what to expect.  I do admit that if I was picking a story by the cover of a book, then I would not have picked it.  The cover just doesn’t make a hit with me.  Now normally I do not read any stories that have teens in them or where they are the main characters.  They just seem to be missing what I want in a story.  However for some reason I picked the story.  

Jamie’s best friend is Billy and his crush is Dylan.  Seventeen is such a hard age for anyone but especially for gay teens.  His mother’s new husband is a homophobic ass and was one of the reasons he was in the closet.  His best friend however is out and proud, but is a true idiot.  Then there is Dylan and to Jamie’s shock he is also gay.  

Billy has hooked up with someone older than he is and well let’s just say Billy is very young minded in away.  He thinks that if he catches AIDS then Robbie will want him permanently; well you know how predators are.  His step-dad is getting meaner and more abusive, but his mom has to wake up and see the smoke.  Then there is Dylan and well if you want to know more, you have to read the book.

It is a very good book, very touching and will bring you to tears.  However it is also very depressing and I can’t say that I found anything in it that I actually liked.  For some reason it just doesn’t work with me, however I can see that it could possibly be a big hit for teenagers as it is about them pretty much.  So for me it left me just depressed and I never want to read it again. It does talk about having AIDS, so be ready for it.  

Other than my issues with it, if you are into teen stories that has pain and angst then this will be a big hit for you.  If you know of any teenagers then you might want them to also read it.

Pixie’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Jamie is 17yrs old and has a massive crush on Dylan.  His best friend Billy is acting a little strange and his step-dad is on this earth to make his life miserable.

Jamie has a lot on his plate as he struggles with his best friend’s actions; Dylan confessing to him and trying to get his mom to see what a waste of space his step-dad is. When Jamie hunts for Billy, Dylan offers to help him out.   When Jamie finds out the truth behind Billy’s actions and is devastated, Dylan is there to offer comfort and support. When Dylan confesses why he is there for him, Jamie is over the moon.  Jamie comes across as a young man who might not be the best at everything.  Who might struggle in some areas but he knows who he is and although he hides it a lot, he knows he does and he really doesn’t believe that he is something he isn’t.

Dylan is a dumb jock or rather that’s what he wants people to believe.  When he gets a chance to spend time with Jamie he grabs it with both hands.  It’s not easy as he works through what he wants but when he nearly loses Jamie he decides that he can face anything if he’s with Jamie. Dylan comes across as slightly privileged but not full of himself and he seems to be a genuine young man who does think of others, although he struggles with what to do he isn’t stupid in what he says or his actions.

Billy is one screwed up young man.   He thinks he’s in love and will do anything to be with that man; even if it means giving up his life. He hides what he is doing from Jamie and deserts Jamie when he realizes that Jamie just doesn’t understand that he is now truly happy… that is until reality sets in. Billy seems to be desperate to belong and completely screws up his life in the process.  But when he turns to Jamie, Jamie is there to help him and advise him no matter how badly Billy acted or treated Jamie. True best friends.

This is a really well written story about young men who are finding themselves and making mistakes, but it is also about facing up to their actions and realizing that that it isn’t only them who are allowed to make mistakes. Some parts of this book had me laughing; some nearly crying and some filled me with pure joy. There are two scenes that I really loved and both of them took place at the school.  They filled me with hope that somewhere, at some time, more people will act like this and it will become an everyday occurrence.

This is a perfect Y/A romance that I have to recommend you read if you already haven’t because it is wonderful.

Quarry by Elizabeth Noble Guest Post, Excerpt & Review!

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Hi peeps, we have Elizabeth Noble popping in today with her new release Quarry, we have a brilliant guest post, a great excerpt and Shorty’s review, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Quarry

(The Vampire Guard 02)
by

Elizabeth Noble

The members of the Vampire Guard—Jonas Forge, spy and soldier turned cop; computer hacker extraordinaire Blair Turner; Declan, thief, con man, and ex-pirate; and medical examiner and werewolf Dr. Lucas Coate—face a dangerous and elusive enemy.

And this time, it’s personal.

Over the course of three hundred years, a man has touched each of their lives in ways they are only just realizing. When a hunt for a psychotic killer in the present resurrects memories and clues from the past, they discover how they have been affected and are bound by the existence of a ruthless vampire criminal. Now, while preventing a heist at a high-tech art show and thwarting several large-scale explosions, the team must employ their unique blend of science and supernatural abilities to put an end to the machinations of the man toying with their lives.

This time, he won’t slip through their fingers.

This time, it’s more than a case. It’s a hunt, and Forge, Blair, Declan, and Lucas won’t stop until they’ve captured their quarry.

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The Worst Best Man by M.J. O’Shea Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hiya guys, we have M.J. O’Shea popping in today with her upcoming release The Worst Best Man, we have a brilliant post from M.J. where she tells us her favourite places in London and we have a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Worst Best Man

(Dreamspun Desires 27)
by

M.J. O’Shea

It was her special day… but his worst nightmare.

Despite his American background, August O’Leary is the most sought-after wedding planner in London. Naturally, Libby and Edward come to him for a wedding the city will never forget. But Edward is an international businessman, so the details are left to Libby and her best friend – who happens to be the love of August’s life and the one who broke his heart eight years ago: Christopher Burke.

How’s August supposed to pull off the event of the year with Christopher distracting him and old feelings crashing the party uninvited?

Christopher has let money and status dictate his life, but no more. His failure to stand up to others’ expectations of him cost him his future with August – one he’d hoped would include marriage. Now he has to face August’s hurt and anger and prove he’s still the best man to make August happy.

Release date: 1st February 2017

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Hipster Brothel by K.A. Merikan Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have K.A. Merikan stopping by today with their new release Hipster Brothel, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Hipster Brothel

by

K.A. Merikan

— The lumberjack of his dreams is now available for rent. —

Mr. B has always been a safe guy for Jo to crush on. He’s the cutest bearded lumber-god to salivate over. Add to that his friendly, outgoing personality, and Mr. B might just be the first guy Jo would be willing to kiss. Fortunately, Mr. B has been in a relationship for years, and Jo is no home-wrecker.

But when Mr. B breaks up with his partner and all of a sudden is single, available, and talks about his plans to be sexually adventurous, Jo isn’t so sure anymore if he has the guts to come out as bisexual.

After a sour breakup, Mr. B wants to show his ex that he’s independent, exciting, and can do very well without him. His best friend Jo is there to the rescue, and they come up with a great new business venture. One thing they lack to start their own line of artisanal boozy jams – money for the investment.

After a drunken brainstorming session, Mr. B finds a way to both gather the cash and show the middle finger to his ex. He will create a one of a kind Hipster Brothel – The Lumbersexual Experience – offering wood chopping lessons, pipe smoking, and a reclaimed wood bed where the magic would happen. It’s bound to be a success… if only Mr. B can go through with it, because the mixed signals from Jo are making him wonder if his best friend is as straight as he always seemed.

WARNING: Explicit content, strong language. A shameless amount of buzzwords. May cause second-hand embarrassment.

Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Better With Bacon by Matthew Lang Cover Reveal, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Matthew Lang popping in today to show off the cover to his upcoming release Better With Bacon, not only do we have the great cover but we also have a brilliant guest post, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post, enjoy and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Better With Bacon

(Perchance to Dream 06)
by

Matthew Lang

When Patrick’s long-term girlfriend Li Ling dumps him just as he’s working up the nerve to propose, he ends up drunk on David’s couch—and later in David’s bed. Although initially reluctant to pursue anything beyond a one-time drunken tryst, David throws caution to the wind during an intimate dinner, where the two men also discuss Patrick’s dream of entering the food industry. Just as the friends-turned-lovers are settling into their new romance, Li Ling calls Patrick—she’s pregnant.

Convinced the announcement spells the end of their love affair and a return to their platonic friendship, David flees to Sydney to escape his heartbreak. But upon his return to Melbourne, David discovers the situation hasn’t gone the way he’d expected. There might still be a chance for David and Patrick’s dreams to come true if they can forgive each other’s mistakes and move forward.

Release date: 22nd February 2017
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press

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