Right Place, Right Time by K.M. Mahoney (2nd Edition)

K.M. Mahoney - Right Place, Right Time CoverTitle: Right Place, Right Time (2nd Edition)

Author: K.M. Mahoney

Genre: Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Time Travel

Length: Novella (80 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 4, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: All the time in the world is still never enough.  In the heart of London in 1349, an apothecary engages in a futile battle against the rising tide of death brought on by the Great Pestilence. For this man, however, the duties of his profession are accompanied by an even greater responsibility—find Henry and ensure he survives the worst of the epidemic sweeping the Western world.

Now if only Dr. Drake Stilson knew which Henry to save. As an employee of The Oracle Group, a military and scientific organization dedicated to correcting the damage done by people playing around with time travel, this is far from the first time Drake has been sent to a distant time and place and expected to do the impossible. This is the first time, though, that he’s felt as if the battle is lost before it even begins. Surrounded by fear and loss, Drake is on the verge of surrendering to the inevitable when disaster strikes.

Despite being partners in work and life, Jens Pakkala rarely gets to spend time with Drake. He would love to take his partner and walk away from The Oracle Group, but how can he ask a dedicated historian to give up the opportunity to live out his studies? Then Drake runs into trouble on his latest assignment and Jens’ world begins to crumble. Now he has to figure out how to get himself to the right place and time to save Drake and bring him safely home.  

ISBN: 978-1-78651-470-7    

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/right-place-right-time

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  This is a very unique type of story that I have not had the pleasure of reading before.  I was pleased and, well, not so pleased with it.  Although I have to admit that I did like most of the book.  It is very entertaining and there is quite a bit of surprise and some suspense going on for the two sexy men.  I liked the concept that this book gave and can say that I wished we had it going on.  Let’s just say this year should be fixed.  It is a very interesting plot and I was surprised to find that I had a bit more fun than I would have expected.

Drake has been brought into the Oracle Group.  He is one of the top doctors in History one could say.  Jen is the one who recruited him, but they have become a very hot couple.  Sent back in time to fix the mistakes of time travelers is what they do.  Drake is the one who goes into the past, whereas Jen is the one who keeps him focused.  Sent back to the time of a plague has Jen scared to death.  Not of the actual mission but of the fact they have no clue what they are looking for.  

Now the story itself progressed pretty fast however it was missing quite a bit to make it a top rated story.  I feel that it could have had more content, especially in the end.  It felt like it just ended too fast and there are no signs of a continued story to get further into.  Also you see when our sexy men meet, straight to sex and then into a relationship.  There was no build-up, no development, were thrown into a story right off the bat.  For me I wanted to see that build-up, that development, I also wanted to see a better ending then was given. 

You do get a happily ever after but it just came off very rushed and I saw several sections that could have been expanded to make it a five heart review.  Other than those issues I saw with it, the story is quite interesting and I did have fun reading it.

One Too Many by Bailey Bradford

Bailey Bradford - One Too Many CoverTitle: One Too Many

Series: Mystic Tattoos # 1

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Comedy and Humor, Paranormal

Length: Short (49 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (November 29, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Don’t discount the mystic powers in the world…

Casey has spent most of his adult life building a successful business. His mother has been on him to settle down with a good man. Casey would, but he hasn’t had time to look for one. On his fortieth birthday, he goes out with friends and gets drunk—and has one too many.

When he wakes up in the morning, there’s a sexy, strange man in his home and a new, kind of painful tattoo on Casey’s chest. He doesn’t remember what happened the night before, but it doesn’t take him long to realize that the stranger, Ed, is someone he wants to get to know much better.

Now, if the fates and stars and all that mystical stuff will align, Casey and Ed might have their Happily Ever After, with the help of a mysterious tattoo artist and a vanishing tattoo shop.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-516-2

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/one-too-many

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I loved this cute, sweet story of Casey waking up from a night out drinking with friends to discover he has a tattoo and a hot driver named Ed in his home and vague memories of the before. Ed is attracted to Casey from the start. But being the gentleman he is he refuses to take advantage of Casey. Even so Casey wants Ed but Ed explains he wants something more than a one off. 

I loved how these two interacted with each other. The slow build up to them finally coming together was awesome, The paranormal aspect was intriguing. A mystic tattoo parlor that seems to come and go and a mysterious man named Gene to boot. I’m sure we’ll learn more about him as the series progresses. 

Needless to say I loved the entire book. With plenty of sweet, hot scenes and mystery just had me on the edge of my seat awaiting the outcome. It was truly a wonderful story.

Highly recommended.

Soul Bonds by Lynn Lorenz (2nd Edition)

Lynn Lorenz - Soul Bonds CoverTitle: Soul Bonds

Series:  Common Powers # 1

Author: Lynn Lorenz

Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Paranormal

Length: Novella (176 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 20. 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: It’s not how big the power, it’s how you use it.

Mitchell’s tired of one night stands and casual encounters.

Sammi is a runaway sex slave who’ll do anything to stay free.

When they meet in a bar, Mitchell can’t believe his luck. Sammi is sex on two legs and seems to know just what Mitchell wants from a lover. But Sammi’s owner Donovan isn’t going to let him go so easily. He’s prepared to destroy anyone who stands in his way to get back his prized slave.

Is the bond between Mitchell and Sammi strong enough to stand up against the damage Donovan inflicts on their lives, or will it shatter?

Reader Advisory: This book deals with the sex slave industry and people who are held against their will.

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

ISBN: 978-1-78651-512-4

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

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Mitchell has sworn off one night stands even though he’s at a bar drowning his pain. Sammi, an escaped sex slave with an unusual gift, walks in survying the scene and determines Mitchell is the one he needs to pick up to get off the streets before Donovan finds him.

I felt anger and disgust on Sammi’s behalf for what has been done to him. People are not objects or property to be sold to the highest bidder or broken into to what someone else wants. I hated Donovan and his right hand man. Both were without conscience or compassion.

Mitchell is strong yet sweet and caring. He is drawn to Sammi from the start and takes him home. He finds out there’s more to Sammi than meets the eye. When trouble comes knocking, Sammi flees in an attempt to save Mitchell from getting into trouble.

I really loved the characters in this book. Even though they come from different backgrounds they are both broken to a degree. I adored the way they helped each other as the story progressed. It was a delightful story with plenty of suspense, romance and mystery. 

Looking forward to the next one in the series. Fantastic read. Highly recommended.

Inheritance by Sean Michael (3rd Edition)

Sean Michael - Inheritance CoverTitle: Inheritance (3rd Edition)

Author: Sean Michael

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary

Length: Short (80 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (1st February 2017)

Heat Level: Hot

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Cash McCord’s life is pretty much perfect. He owns the family ranch, loves his work, and invites the occasional cowboy into his bed. But everything is turned upside down when his brother Jack and Jack’s wife Val are killed in a car crash, leaving behind six kids.

Cash is made guardian of the children, along with Val’s brother, Brad Rafferty—a man who couldn’t be more different from Cash if he tried. A Yankee, Brad is a video-game developer who works twelve-to-fourteen-hour days at his desk. They lock horns as soon as they set eyes on each other. Neither man is happy to have the other around, but neither is willing to give up custody of his nieces and nephews.

It’s up to these two polar opposites to keep the kids together and give them a family again. But first they’ll have to keep from killing each other.

First Edition published as Inheritance in Family Matters by Torquere Press, 2008.

Second Edition published by Torquere Press, 2013.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-636-3

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/inheritance-by-sean-michael-8115-b

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: It’s very sad knowing that kids are always dealt the bad end of the stick when both parents have died in an automobile accident. The sadness, the questions (why?) and what will happen to us? Cash’s brother and Brad’s sister have both died in a car accident and have left 6 kids behind and their will stipulates that both of them are now co-guardians of the children. Cash owns the family ranch in Texas and Brad works as a Video Game Developer and lives three thousand miles away from Cash’s home in Texas.

Cash wants to take the kids back home to his ranch to live and Brad wants them to live in the house where they lived before the accident that killed their parents. He doesn’t want to up root their lives. Neither men can come to a decision regarding the kids and one night after a heated argument and they fought, it leads to a night of passion. After their passionate night, they’ve decided how and where the kids will live, but they still have a big obstacle in their way. Brad’s mother. Will they be able to dismantle the plans that Brad’s mother have to take the kids from them, or will the kids loose another set of parents to their grandmother’s bigoted hatred.

Thick & Thin by Charlie Cochet

Charlie Cochet - Thick & Thin CoverTitle: Thick & Thin

Series: THIRDS #8

Author: Charlie Cochet 

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (95 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 1, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It’s been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything that’s happened, he knows he has to move forward.

After the events of Smoke & Mirrors, Dex and Sloane find themselves in one of the most frightening situations of all: revealing the truth to their Destructive Delta family. When the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same, and it’s up to Dex to prove that in the face of change, the one thing that will always remain the same is family. 

ISBN: 978-1-63533-389-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/thick-thin-by-charlie-cochet-8114-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

I have had the pleasure of reading many, many books over my years and have come to cherish quite a bit of them.  When I came across Charlie’s books, I started with the audible books first.  There was just something about listening to them, that I knew I had to grab the books and start reading them.  Now there are times that I feel like I have missed something big, but it never bothered me with these stories.

The characters are fully developed and let’s just say that if they were here I would definitely jump them.  Now I have my favorites but I will let you figure that out.  The world that this author has created is unique and very different then many I have read.  For that I appreciate something fresh to read.  Most of the time I hate stories that have lasted past three books but this one has all of our sexy characters showing up and telling their story so to speak.  

Dex had been kidnapped, killed, revived, visited his families grave and his adopted dad shot in the chest.  All this happened within two days, and Dex is fed up with it.  He doesn’t trust Sparks and knows she is up to something, guess we will have to wait and see what it is.  He is also now part Therian or should I say half and things are starting to show for it.  Oh and the big news, well guess you are going to have to read the book for that.  

This story is action packed, full of excitement and suspense, and let’s not forget our men and women are in danger once more.  I enjoyed reading this and cannot wait to read more about our sexy members of Destructive Delta.  Way to go Charlie, this book was a hit.  I would definitely recommend this series.

Destination, Wedding! by Xavier Mayne

Xavier Mayne - Destination, Wedding CoverTitle: Destination, Wedding!

Series: Brandt and Donnelly Caper #6

Author: Xavier Mayne

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (400 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 30, 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: State troopers Ethan Brandt and Gabriel Donnelly are finally going to get their storybook wedding—sailing on an ocean liner to a castle in the English countryside! But when an Icelandic volcano scrambles flights all over the world, they must find alternate routes to the altar—separately.

Donnelly meets Sandler Birkin, a globetrotting courier who specializes in carrying rare artifacts and diplomatic pouches. He pulls a few strings to get Donnelly to the ship on time and then accompanies him across the Atlantic. Donnelly returns the favor by helping to find Sandler’s long-lost first love, Trevor Hendricks. Trevor’s controlling, homophobic parents have brought him to Europe for a radical treatment to cure him of his homosexuality—and his love for Sandler.

Brandt, meanwhile, finagles his way around the globe with the help of Kerry Mercer, a sales executive whose spirit of adventure leads her to accompany him on his improvised journey. However, sharing hotel rooms with her presents a problem for Brandt who, despite being about to marry a man, still finds her attractive.

Once Brandt and Donnelly are reunited, they band together with Kerry and Sandler to plot Trevor’s rescue. But doing so might mean missing their own wedding.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-198-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/destination-wedding-by-xavier-mayne-8110-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Xavier Mayne is one hell of an author.  When his first book in this series came out, I jumped to get it.  From that point on he has been one of my top favorite authors of all time.  His stories are full of excitement, suspense, danger, and a laugh a minute.  I loved the world he created for these wonderful characters and let’s just say that if there were men out there like this I would definitely jump them.  

Ethan and Gabriel have been friends for some time, after a case they became lovers.  The funny part was each of these guys were straight, although Gabe seemed to be interested in other men before.  We also met Bryce and Nestor, the perfect friends and well let’s just say they are a fun group of men.  They knew from the beginning that our sexy troopers would end up together, and they were sure to help them along the way.  Now in this particular book it is wedding time.

Ethan was to speak to a group about gay rights, whereas Gabe stayed at home to continue planning their storybook wedding.  They were to sail on a beautiful ship to arrive at their destination and to be married in a castle.  The only problem was a volcano that erupted.  No flights to the east coast.  Now it gets fun.  Each man must find a way to get to New York.  Ethan gets help from a sexy young woman named Kerry.  Their trip heads to Mexico to catch a flight over seas.  Instead of the cruise he knew he couldn’t make, he was going to be there to meet his soon to be husband.  Now Gabe on the other hand go help from a globetrotting carrier.  Sandler was going to help him get to New York by train.  Sounds like fun.  Now Bryce and Nestor was not going to miss their friends get married, so they flew the opposite way.  Let you figure that one out on your own. 

Gabe and Sandler became good friends, and he learned about Sandler a bit more.  How his one true love had been injured in a car accident when they were younger.  Sandler had not been hurt, but the love of his life had been.  Too bad Trevor’s family was the worst; they were controlling and very homophobic.  So Sandler had no clue if he died or if he was alive, this is where Gabe steps in.  Now they must find a way to help them.  But it might just make them miss their own wedding.  But you are in for a surprise, but it isn’t one you expect.  This is one full blast of crazy.  

I absolutely loved how this series just rolls together.  When I grabbed this book, well let’s just say I had to go back to book one and start all over again.  I loved the surprises that went with this story, although, I didn’t much care for Ethan’s reaction to Kerry.  That seemed to put a downer in the story for me.  Made me wonder, but let’s just say the ending proved to be perfect.

I had a lot of fun reading this story and can guarantee that you will too.  I can’t wait for the next step of these guys love for each other.  Way to go Xavier, you have given me another perfect story. 

Making Love by Aidan Wayne Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Aidan Wayne popping in today with their new release Making Love, we have a brilliant guest post from Aidan, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Making Love

by

Aidan Wayne

Carla the cupid is an excellent shot, but her chemistry is so bad that most of her matches don’t last. Her dream is to shoot a True Love pair, but until her scores improve, she’s relegated to the Puppy Love division of Aphrodite Agency.

Leeta, a succubus, is looking for a True Love match. Which is highly unusual, as most succubi are aromantic. But Aphrodite Agency—her only hope—turns her away because the receptionist can’t believe she’s not just looking for an easy meal.

Carla agrees to take Leeta’s case on freelance. She figures it’s a win-win: Carla gets to put a succubus’s True Love match on her résumé, and Leeta gets to find her True Love! Except as Carla tries to find a match for Leeta, she finds herself maybe . . . relieved when the matches don’t end well. And Leeta seems to be getting pickier and pickier. Things will never work out until Carla learns enough about chemistry to figure out who’s truly best for Leeta, and until Leeta can admit what—or who—she truly wants.

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Fire Balls by Tara Lain Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Tara Lain popping in today with her upcoming re-release Fire Balls, we have a brilliant guest post from Tara and a great new excerpt for you to have a peek at, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Fire Balls

(Balls to the Wall 02)
by

Tara Lain

Renowned artist Rodney Mansfield stands five foot six, has pink hair, six earrings, a black belt in karate—and a desperate yearning for firefighter Hunter Fallon. But Rod, the Runtback of Notre Dame, knows he’ll never land the beautiful “straight gay” guy, so Rod musters his altruism and helps his more masculine friend Jerry attract Hunter. As if a broken heart wasn’t enough, Rod saves Hunter from a firehouse homophobe—humiliating Hunter in front of his dad!

Hunter lives a dream life—his father’s dream. While he’d like to teach literature in college, read poetry in the sun, and find a strong guy to top him, he fights fires for his dad. Hunter hates flamboyant guys like Rodney. So why can’t he resist him? Maybe it’s time to admit this is one flame he has no desire to put out.

First Edition published by Etopia Press, 2012.

Release date: 8th February 2017
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