Warlock in Training by T.J. Nichols

T.J. Nichols - Warlock In Training CoverTitle: Warlock in Training 

Series: Studies in Demonology # 1 

Author: T.J. Nichols

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novel (226 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (February 14, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Angus Donohue doesn’t want to be a warlock. He believes draining demons for magic is evil, but it’s a dangerous opinion to have—his father is a powerful and well-connected warlock, and Angus is expected to follow the family tradition.

His only way out is to fail the demon summoning class. Failure means expulsion from the Warlock College. Despite Angus’s best efforts to fumble the summoning, it works. Although not the way anyone expects.

Angus’s demon, Saka, is a powerful mage with his own need for a warlock.

Saka wants to use Angus in a ritual to rebalance the magic that is being stripped from Demonside by warlocks. If Angus survives his demon’s desires and the perils of Demonside, he’ll have to face the Warlock College and their demands.

Angus must choose: obey the College and forget about Demonside or trust Saka and try to fix the damage before it’s too late. Whatever he does, he is in the middle of a war he isn’t qualified to fight.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-267-4 

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/warlock-in-training-by-tj-nichols-353-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Demonside and Humanside are in trouble. Both dimensions are changing at a rapid pace due to too much magic being taken from demonside and none being given back. Demonside is becoming hotter while humanside is becoming colder. The warlock’s in training at the college are being lied to by someone wanting power no matter the cost.

Saka is a mage demon. He is angry that his lover Kitu was taken, never to return. Saka has waited a long time to be able to cross the void and take a warlock to his side as the demons cannot open the void from demonside. The day comes when Angus opens it. Angus does not want to be a warlock. But his father has pushed him to go to the college. His only chance is by failing the test which goes horribly wrong and results in him being taken to demonside.

Once there Angus learns what has been happening and agrees to help as much as he can. Amid lies, deception and deceit on the warlock’s side there comes danger at every turn. Not knowing who to trust in a world full of people hell-bent on keeping secrets no matter the cost. The whole story intrigued me. I found myself swept up in a story that I thought would be a good read but was so much more.

Passion, deception, betrayal, mystery, suspense are all throughout this riveting story of two men wanting to save two worlds and those that would stop them to keep all the power for themselves. I am looking forward to seeing what else happens as the series progresses.

Highly recommended.

A Christmas for Oscar by Alex Whitehall

Alex Whitehall - A Christmas for Oscar CoverTitle: A Christmas for Oscar

Author: Alex Whitehall

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short (46 Pages)

Publisher: NineStar Press (19th December 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Oscar has never liked the holidays and all the surrounding rigmarole, but that doesn’t stop his best friend from dragging him along for her Black Friday shopping spree. The only perk of the day is that he meets Nathan while he’s there.

With sparkling blue eyes, curly blond hair, and a smile that won’t stop, Nathan is a Christmas elf in the flesh. He even spends his days in a workshop! But Nathan is more than his bright smile, and he may be just the right person for Oscar. Assuming, of course, Oscar doesn’t drive him and his holiday spirit away first. 

ISBN: 9781945952326

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/a-christmas-for-oscar/

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: Oscar hates the Holidays with a passion and especially hates it more that his best friend has dragged him along with her, so she can shop for her Black Friday sales. With instructions for him to find out if the store there’re in have an item in a smaller size, Oscar looks for a sales assistant, and that’s where he meets the handsome Nathan, dressed in an Elf hat. Talking with him made all the pushing and rude people bearable, if he can continue to look at the beauty in front of him.

Days later, he goes back looking for Nathan and they agreed on lunch together. Their conversation and lunch leads to more dates, and then a relationship. However, this relationship proceeds, Oscar is hiding the reason that he hates the holidays and hopes that it doesn’t scare Nathan away, because he has come to care deeply for Nathan. With Nathan loving the Holidays as they coincide with his work and business, and Oscar being s Scrooge about them.  It all falls apart when Nathan springs a surprise on Oscar, and he thinks that it’s the ultimate betrayal. Will Oscar open up to Nathan on the reason that he hates the Holidays and restore their relationship, before he loses the man that he loves.

This is a beautiful short story and I’m honored to have read this author’s work. He did a wonderful job creating these characters showing just how some people are around the Holiday seasons. People go crazy during the holiday sales, the crowds, and most of all the annoying traffic, where you can never find a decent parking space that are all taken up due to the shoppers.

Drawn by Elle Brownlee

Elle Brownlee - Drawn CoverTitle: Drawn

Author: Elle Brownlee

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 21, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Sebastian (Sen) Holt is an artist currently in New Orleans. He’s always been a wanderer, believing in fate and following signs to guide his destiny. Although he itches to pull up stakes, getting a painting into a gallery keeps him rooted. One morning his good friend calls him in desperate need of help with her cleaning business. Her regular cleaner flaked, she can’t lose her client, and there’s no one else.

The job is at a large and recently restored house—and the owner, Morgan Ballard, comes home unexpectedly. They are immediately drawn together, as if they know each other, but they’ve never met. As they grow closer, Morgan behaves like two people. Sometimes he’s friendly and casual, and other times intimate and demanding. Sen juggles his painting through bursts of vision-like inspiration, the cleaning job, and an unexpected commission—all while trying to unlock the growing mystery of the intense connection he feels to Morgan. He’s not sure which scares him more—the strangeness surrounding their growing bond or that he’s found someone to make him reconsider his lifelong wanderlust.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-704-9

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/drawn-by-elle-brownlee-7656-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: A heart-warming story of two men, Sen and Morgan, who are two halves of a whole. When Sen, a painter, agrees to help a friend he meets the owner of the house, Morgan. From the start these two are immediately attracted to one another.

Things begin to look up for the both of them as time goes on but at the same time they realize they feel lost without the other when not around each other. I loved how everything came together and was explained before the story was over. It gave a better understanding as to exactly what going on.

I loved the interactions between Morgan and Sen. They seemed perfect together as the story progressed. The paranormal aspect added a wonderful mix to an already intriguing book. 

Great read.

Letters From Cupid by Ari McKay (2nd Edition)

Ari McKay - Letters From Cupid CoverTitle: Letters From Cupid (2nd Edition)

Author: Ari McKay

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday

Length: Novella (94 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 14, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: After breaking up with his partner, English professor Dr. Derek Chandler feels like a failure who will never win at romance. His aloof colleague, Dr. Macon Pinney, disagrees and pens an anonymous note of encouragement to Derek, which he signs “Cupid.” Thus begins an exchange of correspondence, a courtship through words where the two men find out they have a great deal in common. Meanwhile, Derek reaches out to Macon, not knowing Macon is his anonymous pen pal. Derek reveals through his letters that someone close by has piqued his interest. Could he mean Macon—or has Macon missed his opportunity and lost Derek to another man?

Perhaps the time has come for Cupid to put in an appearance, and when better to do so than Valentine’s Day?

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2015.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-455-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/letters-from-c

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Macon hadn’t meant to listen in, but when he heard Derek talk about his breakup, he felt that he should help the man.  Playing cupid, he started with a sweet letter of encouragement and it has taken on pretty well.  He just hadn’t expected for Derek to answer.  

This is a very enjoyable little story about two very sexy guys finding love, with cupid’s hep of course.  I think Ari has given us a pretty good book for this special holiday.  Valentine’s day is not far away so this little story just fit pretty good.  I haven’t read many stories around this day, so it was a nice surprise.  I loved how Macon is so damn shy, but he stepped out of his comfort zone to help another, and got exactly what he needed also.  It is a slow burn romance that ended perfectly.  

Although I do have to say these two and their language was a blast, but I am still not going to read Shakespeare any time soon.  It is a very sweet story and I got a kick out of our cutie pies.  It is a bit cheesy but perfect all in all.  I had a lot of fun reading this and look forward to reading many more stories by this amazing author.

Jared’s Family by V.S. Morgan Release Blast & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have V.S. Morgan stopping by today with her new release Jared’s Family, we have a brilliant excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Jared’s Family

(Sequel to The Gift and Sam’s Temptation)
by

V.S. Morgan

After witnessing his mother’s death, a once outgoing preschooler is now a quiet shadow of himself. The little boy suffers nightmares and rarely speaks, choosing to use the basic sign language he learned in daycare. Desperate to help his little nephew, Virge Stevens takes a leave of absence from the LAPD to bring Donovan, known as D to Montana for the therapy he needs.

A chance meeting at the library changes Virge and his nephew’s lives forever.

Jared Malone is one of five brothers, right smack damn in the middle. He is the peacemaker and the one who gets shit done. When his younger brother gets sick, Jared fills in reading to small children at the library. There he encounters a tall, dark, and handsome stranger and his cute little boy. Jared is immediately drawn to Virge but is still dealing with the betrayal of an abusive ex.

As the Malone family welcomes them to the ranch and into their lives, Virge’s instant attraction for Jared grows, but the cowboy is fifteen years younger than him. Will he be rejected?

Both men have secrets. Secrets that could destroy the connection between them. Can they overcome the odds and find happiness together?

Can be read as a standalone

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Toys for Boys by K.D. Grace Release Blitz, Mini Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have K.D. Grace popping in today with her new release Toys for Boys, we have a brilliant mini post and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Toys for Boys

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K.D. Grace

Alpha nerd Will Charles teams up with Caridoc ‘Doc’ Jones in a coast to coast walk across England reviewing outdoor gift suggestions for the Christmas edition of Toys for Boys—an online magazine dedicated to the latest gadgets to tickle a man’s fancy. Will is recording their adventures with the latest smart phone technology. Doc is reviewing the latest outdoor gear. The two quickly discover the great outdoors provides even better toys for boys, toys best shared al fresco, toys that, in spite of Will’s great camera work, will never be reviewed in Toys for Boys.

Note: Toys for Boys has been previously published as part of the Brit Boys: With Toys boxed set.

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