Something to Believe In by G.A. Hauser

G.A. Hauser - Something to Believe In CoverTitle: Something to Believe In

Author: G.A. Hauser

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (260pgs)

Publisher: G.A. Hauser (January 21, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: 2017: A new world.

No matter what your views are of love and life, things have changed.

In a climate of uncertainty where fear and intimidation became the norm, individuals dealt with their lives in their own way.

Thirty-five year old Liam Sinclair kept to himself, tried to avoid conflict and ridicule, but…wasn’t happy with what felt like an angry country.

Innocent, young, temp, Milo D’Amico couldn’t hide in plain sight. Since the hostilities of current politics had turned against the LGBT community, Milo had been attacked. 

It took him time to recover, but he was managing, working for a new job, with a new boss. 

In what had become a war between ‘us’ and ‘them’, first impressions were misleading.

Before his attack, Milo had been confident in his future, being out, turning twenty-one and filled with hope…until he came face to face with a closeted older man. The combination of Milo’s potent sexual experience, and Liam’s unexpected inexperience, created wild sparks in the bedroom, and a secret life at work.

Something to believe in…

Sometimes, all you have to have faith in, is love.

ISBN: B01MUDDZTH

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Something-Believe-G-Hauser-ebook/dp/B01MUDDZTH

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I cannot express how much this story touched me. Milo is an out and proud gay man until he is brutally beaten and left for dead. While recovering from his harrowing ordeal in a hospital he discovers he is no longer proud as he cowers at everything as result of what happened. It truly pissed me off to no end that people think they have the right to do bodily harm to someone simply because they do not agree with their sexuality.

Milo gets a new job working for Liam. For all outward appearances Liam is straight. But that is not true. Liam is in the closet and has no plans to come out. When he learns of what happened to Milo he grows closer to the man. 

This story is a wonderful tale of two men who fight the odds in an uncertain world and find comfort and shelter in the other’s arms. It moved me beyond words. I felt my heart cry out for these two as the story unfolded. 

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Get Over It by Lisa Oliver

Lisa Oliver - Get Over It CoverTitle: Get Over It

Series: The Gods made Me Do It #1

Author: Lisa Oliver

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy 

Length: Novella (166 Pages)

Publisher:  Lisa Oliver (February 15, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Madison Worthington has worked hard to get to where he is. Thrown out of his pack at a young age, he finds his home in the San Antonio pack, eventually talking himself into a job as Damien’s PA. He doesn’t get the respect he’d hoped for, but he holds his head high as he works behind the scenes keeping Damien’s club and pack running smoothly. At night he dreams of a mate who will hold him in strong arms and love him just the way he is. Unfortunately, the Fates appear to have other plans.

Sebastian D’Eath, son of Thanatos the Angel of Death, has always known that the Fates would throw a mate in his path. He just didn’t realize he had to dive into flood waters to stop the man from drowning. But no matter how cute his mate might look as a drowned rat, Sebastian has his arguments ready. He doesn’t want a mate; won’t take a mate and no one can make him. However, he soon finds out the Fates have other plans for him, too.

Angry words lead to Madison being captured by a wolf with a sick mind. Salvation comes from an unlikely quarter, but Madison returns to the pack with a change of heart. He has some scores to settle and Sebastian is first in the firing line. Hellhounds, dinners and a red convertible – will Sebastian ever get the man he claimed he didn’t want? 

ISBN: B06WRNV5XF

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Get-Over-Gods-Made-Book-ebook/dp/B06WRNV5XF

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:   This story is a spin off series from the Cloverleah Pack.  It is said that it could be read as a standalone, but I would suggest reading Cloverleah Pack series first.  You will get introduced to many of the characters that you will come across in this new series.

Madison had not had a very good childhood and it was until he was taken in by Damien’s pack that he was finding a bit of peace.  That didn’t mean shit went right for the man though, he was at first a sub for the man but now he was Damien’s PA.  Everything from small to huge fell on Madison’s shoulders.  Basically he ran the whole club, but because he was a sub no one took him seriously.  Some even called him frigid and stuck up, that is until, and well you’re just going to have to read the book.  Let me tell you more about his mate.

Sebastian is the son of Thanatos.  Now Thanatos is basically the angel of death and this sexy man has his own story added onto this amazing book.  But back to our pain in the ass Sebastian.  That man was going to throw his mate away, because his dumbass was in love with another, and get this that man has been dead for a very, very long time.  But fate knows what she is talking about and well Sebastian is going to have to kiss ass to make up for his screw-ups.  Want to know more, read this book.

I have read many stories by this author, and let’s just say this one was a hit just like the rest.  It has a serious tone to it, but the humor is found throughout.  I wanted to kick someone’s ass, but Madison did it for me.  I had quite a bit of fun reading this and would definitely recommend it.

If I Must by Amy Lane

Amy Lane - If I Must CoverTitle: If I Must

Series: Mistletoe Madness

Author: Amy Lane

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short Story (69 Pages)

Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press (December 2009)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Joel Martinez, a practical and organized computer programmer, is roommates with Ian Cooper, a certified IQ-in-the- stratosphere mathematical genius who literally can’t find his own underwear in the mess of his day-to-day life. When Joel uneasily leaves Ian for the holidays, he ends up telling stories to his sister and discovers he feels much more for Ian than he thought. So when Ian calls, distraught because the only other thing in his life that loves him (a half-feral cat named Manky Bastard) is going to have to be put down, Joel hurries back home hoping that opposites really do attract.

ISBN:  978-1-61581-337-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/if-i-must-by-amy-lane-4197-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  I was going through my library when I came across this story.  I can’t believe that I over looked it, because it was a definite fun little book.  The first thing I have to say about this story, is the cover rocked.  That kitten was so damn cute, but the name the guys gave it made me laugh. 

Joel is the perfect roommate with a bit of OCD I would say.  He is good at organizing and well he is going to need it with his roommate.  Ian owns the perfect apartment, is a genius, and has no clue about everyday life.  So you add in one guy who is organized with a guy who has no organization and let’s just say the temperature is going to get hot now.

I got a kick out of this but it was a small taste for me.  Although in that small package came a dynamite story with some quirky characters in the mix.  It was fun, cute and downright sassy.  I got a kick out of it and can see myself reading it more than once.

Lost and Found by Rick R. Reed

rick-r-reed-lost-and-found-cover-sTitle: Lost and Found

Author: Rick R. Reed

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (188 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 5, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  On a bright autumn day, Flynn Marlowe lost his best friend, a beagle named Barley, while out on a hike in Seattle’s Discovery Park.

On a cold winter day, Mac Bowersox found his best friend, a lost, scared, and emaciated beagle, on the streets of Seattle.

Two men. One dog. When Flynn and Mac meet by chance in a park the next summer, there’s a problem—who does Barley really belong to? Flynn wants him back, but he can see that Mac rescued him and loves him just as much as he does. Mac wants to keep the dog, and he can imagine how heartbreaking losing him would be—but that’s just what Flynn experienced.

A “shared custody” compromise might be just the way to work things out. But will the arrangement be successful? Mac and Flynn are willing to try it—and along the way, they just might fall in love. 

ISBN: 978-1-63477-884-8

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lost-and-found-by-rick-r-reed-7849-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Flynn and Barley were out on an normal day just walking in the park.  Then Barley became lost.  Flynn looked for him for so long, but in the end he gave up I suppose.  That is until he sees a man walking him.

Mac was a scared young man in my mind, who had lost his parents at the age of 12.  So when he came across a beagle that was starving and so scared, that he knew he could help him.  And in a way Hamburger saves him.  All that ended in away when a strange man came up to him, and told him that the beagle was his.  He did what anyone would do, he ran.  Thanks to a dear old woman, they talked each other into sharing Barley.  Well let’s just say if you want to know the juicy details, pick up the book.  Because it does get not only hot, but it is also a very sweet story.

I have read a few books by this author, and I have to say that this one is probably the top one.  Dogs know who they want to be with, and it would seem Barley wants them both.  The story is very cute and sweet, if not a bit quirky also.  It is a very entertaining story and one that I could see happening in real life.  The cover with the pup is probably the best one I have come across, but mainly because of the dog.  Beagles are just so sweet.  Any how this book caught my attention and kept it to the end.  There was however a few dry spots that made it seem longer then it is, but not so much that it takes away from the story.

I enjoy reading stories with animals in them.  They just make it seem so real and much like life is as we know it.  If an animal trust a human, then more than likely you can too.  They are the best ones to choose.  Although I did enjoy reading the story, I felt that it was just a bit drawn out, but that was just me.  I had a lot of fun reading it and can guarantee that you will also.

Melbourne Heat by Elizabeth Lapthorne

Elizabeth Lapthorne - Melbourne Heat CoverTitle: Melbourne Heat

Author: Elizabeth Lapthorne

Genre: Paranormal, Shape shifter,  BDSM

Length: Novella (103 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (8 Dec 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: In the steamy Melbourne summer nights, two men meet by chance in the Botanical Gardens.

Spencer, against his better judgment, agrees to meet a new client in the Botanical Gardens. While waiting, he bumps into Charles, who is out paintballing with some mates. Spencer agrees to have a quick bite to eat with Charles, not knowing the sequence of events that will unfold from such a simple action.

Charles is a shifter with plenty of secrets and Spencer has unwittingly brought someone else into the mix—another shifter, eager to stake his claim. Even after such a short time, Charles can’t imagine giving Spencer up. He’s willing to fight for what’s his. Spencer has also found himself falling in love with Charles, despite the secrets that surround him. Passion and danger collide and soon both men will have decisions to make. Ones with serious consequences.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-880-3

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

Reviewer: Prime

Review: As an Aussie, anything set in Australia I am going straight to, particularly when it is a shifter romance. Melbourne Heat is a sexy paranormal romance set in the titular city where Spencer, human, meets Charles, a shifter, by chance at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens. For fans of the paranormal/shape shifter genre this is a fairly satisfying and quick read.

The use of the Australian slang was pretty good, though I have to say there were a few errors that may bug other Aussies, but on the whole it was comforting and amusing to see my kind of “speak” in a MM romance. In fact, there is the amusing misunderstanding between Charles and Spencer when Charles is trying to explain that they are mates, as in “soul mates”. Needless to say Spencer at first think Charles is saying mates as in “friends”. Doctor Who fans think of the Donna Noble telling Ten “you’re not mating with me, sunshine” but in reverse.

The sexual tension and attraction between Spencer and Charles is great. Fans of BDSM books just need to know that although there is the warning of bondage, there is very little actual BDSM and it is very light because the BDSM is not an important aspect in the relationship between Spencer and Charles. However, unfortunately this story suffers from, really, not a lot of character or story development – which is quite sad because I really enjoyed Lapthorne’s writing style.

The Pill Bugs of Time by Angel Martinez

angel-martinez-the-pill-bugs-of-time-coverTitle: The Pill Bugs of Time

Series:  Offbeat Crimes 02

Author: Angel Martinez

Genre: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (90 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (September 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Relationship and communication issues plague Officer Vikash Soren, but those are nothing compared to facing stick-throwing tumbleweeds, pill bugs and…time travel?

Vikash Soren, the perfect police officer except for his odd paranormal ability, never seems to lose his temper. Always serene and competent, he’s taken on the role of mediator in a squad room full of misfits. But on the inside, he’s a mess. Unable to tell his police partner that he loves him, Vikash struggles silently, terrified of losing Kyle as a lover, partner and friend.

But life in the 77th Precinct doesn’t leave much room for internal reflection. A confrontation with a stick-throwing tumbleweed in Fairmount Park leads to bizarre consequences involving pill bugs, statues and…time travel? If Vikash manages to survive the week and stay in one point in time, he might be able to address normal things like relationship problems. He just needs Kyle to have a little more patience. Maybe a few centuries’ worth.

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

ISBN: 978-1-78651-472-1

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/the-pill-bugs-of-time

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: In this second book in the Offbeat Crimes series we are treated to Officer Vikash Soren POV. Vikash is more serious than Kyle was in the first book. But I still enjoyed the difference.

I felt bad for Kyle as his Vikash is still in the closet and has problems expressing how he feels to Kyle. The secondary characters in the story added a delightful funny element to an already fantastic adventure/action packed story. 

I simply love this story. It has time travel, weird creatures, paranormal aspects and two lovers who are still feeling each out all the while confronting threats as they appear. A page turner and a story that enthrals you from start to finish. I loved it.

Highly recommended.

Unconditionally by Nell Iris Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Unconditionally

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Nell Iris

Flamboyant book café owner Luca Moretti and geeky doctor Gus Hansen have been together for six years when the Supreme Court ruling makes same-sex marriage legal in all states. On June 26, 2015, Gus gets down on one knee and Luca screams yes.

On their wedding day, shortly before the ceremony, Luca’s mother explodes in anger, calling him a freak. The reason? He’s wearing a white veil, sprinkled with crystals.

Their relationship has been strained for a long time, and her words trigger traumatic memories. Instead of walking down the aisle, Luca runs.

Away from his mother. Away from Gus.

Gus counts down the minutes when Luca’s mother comes knocking. He realizes something’s wrong, but when he goes to talk to Luca, his husband-to-be is nowhere to be found.

Can Gus find Luca in time and manage to convince him to come back and get married?

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The Broken Butterfly by Caitlin Ricci Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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The Broken Butterfly

(In the Shadows 02)
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Caitlin Ricci

Carter is closer than ever to solving his latest cold case, but his disturbing dreams seem to be a warning to stay away from the truth. The victim, Jacob, deserves justice, and Carter can’t let a few bad dreams get in the way of that. When he goes to Malphas and Jamison for help, Carter learns that his dreams are more than they seem. What he learns is enough to send Malphas running, and as much as Carter wants to go with him and Jamison, he knows he can’t abandon Jacob so easily. Malphas says Jacob is being held by a powerful demon, and Carter knows he’s not in the business of doing favors for humans who aren’t Jamison. But to free Jacob, Carter is willing to do just about anything to convince Malphas to help him, even if it means making a deal with the devil.

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Leap of Faith by Jackie Keswick Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Jackie Keswick popping in today with the fantastic cover to her upcoming release Leap of Faith, we have a brilliant excerpt so check out the amazing cover and enjoy the exciting excerpt! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Leap of Faith

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Jackie Keswick

Close friends and partners at FireWorks Security, Joel Weston and Kieran Ross know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They have each other’s backs, make a formidable team, and carefully ignore their volatile chemistry. 

When Kieran struggles with the aftermath of an assignment gone wrong, Joel is there to help. When Joel is caught in an explosion, Kieran jumps into a burning marina to rescue the man who means so much to him. But they never discuss what’s closest to their hearts, not prepared to risk their friendship for the mere possibility of something more. 

Faced with bombs, assassins, and old ghosts, Joel and Kieran must find out why they’re targets, who is coming after them, and—most of all—how each would feel if he lost the other. Should they continue as best friends, or is it time to take a leap of faith?

 Release date: 5th April 2017
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