Hot Mess 3 by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Hot Mess 3 CoverTitle: Hot Mess 3

Series: Hot Mess 03

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (160 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (December 1, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Two years ago, to the night, my world changed when Lt. Salvador Delvecchio rescued me from a beat down and decided I belonged to him. A year ago, he changed my life once again when he asked me to marry him. We were soul mates, which was why I was so confused that Sal wasn’t there to celebrate our anniversary.

As I sat there alone, waiting on Sal, I had to wonder if the things in life I found important, were important to Sal.

Two years ago, to the night, I found the man of my dreams and rescued him from a beat down. I grabbed onto him and refused to let go. I knew he felt the same when he agreed to marry me a year later. Lany would do everything to be with me, which was why I was so confused when he didn’t come right to the hospital when he learned of my injuries.

As I sat there alone, waiting on Lany, I had to wonder if the things in life I found important, were important to Lany.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-745-5

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/hot-mess-3

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Now seeing as this series is all about our sexy Lany and his Sal, I would suggest starting with book one.  Trust me you have got to find out how these two met, and how they got to be where they are at now.  Also see what trouble our cute Lany can get into, however do not let that man drive your car.

Lany and Sal have been together for two years, and it is their anniversary.  Now Lany has the night planned, but once again Sal is late.  Lany is going to kick his ass.  Well that is until he finds out that Sal is in the hospital.  You would think being a cop that the man would know how to duck or roll.  The moment going into the hospital gives him and Sal even more surprises that are in store for them.

Sexy men, a man with a gun, major drama, bad dudes, suspense and rescuing Lany is all in this book plus so much more.  A brother long ago lost to Sal due to his parents, a baby boy nephew he didn’t know he had and some evil parents, if I was them I would have ran for cover.  Just give Lany a good old fashion skillet, and if you want to know more pick up the book.

I love these guys, they are so much fun to read about it and the sass is always flowing from Lany.  Who needs a gun with this guy is around.  Trouble magnet and well you can guess what I was going to say next.  I had a lot of fun reading this and look forward to the next book.  I usually can’t stand a book where the main characters are the main characters throughout the series, but when it is these two guys I am going to be right there to grab it. 

Stormy is one hell of an amazing author.   

Dragon’s Breath by Stephani Hecht

Stephani Hecht - Dragon's Breath CoverTitle: Dragon’s Breath

Series: Dragon’s Soul 03

Author: Stephani Hecht

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short Story (62 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 3, 3017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes, to save another, you have to look at your own weaknesses first.

Ever since Nicholas saw the small Dragon in chains in the scrying bowl, he knew that he had to save him. For some reason Nicholas is drawn to the other man and he won’t rest until he knows he’s safe.

Tommy has been a captive from the day he was born. When he is rescued by Nicholas he feels an instant connection to him. But Tommy is afraid to let his guard down and let anybody get close to him.

Can Tommy overcome his abusive past? Or will it doom him and Nicholas from finding love?   

ISBN: 978-1-78651-518-6

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

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Dragon’s Soul collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.  

Over the years you come to cherish and love certain authors more than many others.  It is the way they tell a story that will have you wishing you were right there with them.  And sometimes you wished you were the one falling in love.  This author has moved up the line to be one of my top favorite authors and from the way her stories are told, she will probably stay there.

Her characters are quirky as hell; protective to the point of, well, you can guess that answer.  I still have my ultimate favorite ones but many start to work their way into my heart.  Her stories also are full of action, suspense and danger plus some hot sexy time for our guys.  They catch my attention the moment I start reading and keep it all the way to the very last word.  This story gave me everything I could ask for in a story and so much more.

Tommy is a beautiful dragon, whose mother sold him into slavery.  For dragons that is punishable with death.  Nicholas knew from the moment he saw him in the scrying bowl that this man was for him.  Now he just has to get Tommy to believe and trust.

This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break or when you just need the sun to shine for you. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story.

One Last Try by Kari Gregg

Kari Gregg - One Last Try CoverTitle: One Last Try

Author: Kari Gregg

Genre: Romance, Werewolves & Shifters

Length: Novella (155 pages)

Publisher: Kari Gregg (February 18, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When Nox was fourteen, his brother Joth murdered their older brother, their mother, and a human girl. Nox survived, but the attack wrecked his womb. Shattered, Nox rejected the pack who fumbled helping a barren, grief-stricken omega cope. He built a new purpose for himself as a master craftsman. Mating? No thanks. He’s better off alone.

Humans studied Joth in prison until his father’s death ended the weekly visits. Joth demands Nox in their father’s stead in exchange for resuming therapy and tests… thereby risking the destruction of Nox’s carefully ordered world. Again.

The pack drafts alpha fixer Dio to untangle the mess. One sniff of the wary omega convinces him Nox is his mate. New medical treatments offer a slim possibility Nox could bear children, but if the past years taught shifters anything, it is an omega’s value is greater than his fertility. Reconciling Nox with his pack is more important. Laying to rest the ghosts haunting Nox is too. Learning to trust? Vital.

Dio just needs to coax Nox into one last try.

Content Warning: Omega mpreg and fertility themes, dubious consent, shifter knotting, an omega who rejects labels, and a bewildered alpha who wouldn’t have it any other way.

ISBN: B06WRWNWS8

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/One-Last-Try-Kari-Gregg-ebook/dp/B06WRWNWS8

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Wow, I must say I was sceptical about liking this book when I started reading it but I must say I was pleased with the way it progressed. Nox has been living in his own world since his brother Joth murdered his family and left Nox for dead at Fourteen. He has learned to trust no one and rely on himself with no interactions with the pack. I have to say I understood the reasoning when it comes out the pack went on a mission to hunt him down and kill him thinking he went rogue.

I felt someone should have tried to talk to him before it got to that point in the first place as after all he was a victim as well when Joth severely wounded him. Now I did take issue with the way Nox’s mate, Dio, handled Nox after his meeting with his brother. It seemed to me he forced Nox to have sex with him and hardly said a word to him. I realize he was unsure with how to deal with his mate but that certainly was not the way to have sex for the first time in my opinion. Aside from those little details it was a great story about one man who was destroyed by betrayal at the deepest level and how a man and his pack slowly helped him find his way out of the dark that he was in.

This story is truly impressive and thoughtful. Joth’s treatment was eye opening as was his attitude toward his brother at first. The pack seriously let Nox down when he was a teenager but attempted to turn things around for good in the end.

Fantastic read. Highly recommended.

The Craving by Z. Allora

Z. Allora - The Craving CoverTitle: The Craving 

Author: Z. Allora

Genre: Erotic Romance, Science Fiction

Length: Novel (280 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 3, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: The craving is an undeniable urge that drives K’Dane citizens to find their life mates—if only to sate their uncontrollable physical longings.

Thrilled at being named a Chosen, Phoenix Dotir leaves K’Dane to become an artist-monk who will create dimensional art capable of changing worlds. Living by the monastery’s Principles of Purity will surely help him overcome the craving. But he never accounted for star chaser Zadra Solav.

Zadra doesn’t believe in rules and makes his own future. Fate separates him from the man he loves, but one touch renders him helpless to his own desires. Bonding with a monk is forbidden, and Zadra’s family sends him to deep space to avoid disgrace. Unable to give up, Zadra must find a way to reunite with his Chosen.

Tormented by enforced separation, Initiate Riva Quinton struggles with his vow of chastity and risks all to rescue his lover. Together with his Eros, he stows away onboard a star craft to follow his heart.

Four men defy destiny and tradition for love… but their love is a crime punishable by death.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-905-0

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-craving-by-z-allora-8120-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I really wanted to love this story as I was taken in by the blurb but alas it fell flat for me.  I felt there was too much too soon in the way of details, yet, at other times too little. It made for a frustrating read to me. 

I did not get the incident about Nix getting his mark at fourteen when the story clearly stated it was not to happen until he was eighteen. There was a lot of character POV’s in this story. I felt bogged down at times trying to remember who was who. It honestly felt like several stories in one crammed into one book.

Aside from this the story was interesting as we meet four characters, Nix, Zandra, Riva and Eros not to mention Yoshio. That is a lot of characters all vying for their say and story in this book. I liked the interactions between each character though I felt at times that they tended to be drawn out and not know what they actually wanted. 

I will probably reread this story at some point in the hopes it makes better sense to me than it did. 

By My Side by Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright - By My Side CoverTitle: By My Side

Author: Jennifer Wright

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 55 Pages (short story)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (12 January 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Noah has suppressed his urges for other men for years, but when a sexy bartender comes crashing into his life, all bets are off.

Due to his career as a lawyer and his father’s strict ways, Noah has always ignored the side of him that craves the touch of another man, not wanting to upset the calm waters of his life. But when he’s out one night celebrating his friend’s first win in a courtroom, Noah is taken aback by the raw lust that consumes him when he meets Shea. He wants to ignore what he feels for the man, but when Shea introduces a tantalizing side of sex that Noah has been dreaming of, he finds it impossible to keep Shea out of his life.

Shea’s been heartbroken before by a man who wouldn’t come out of the closet for him, and he doesn’t think he can go through that again. Can Noah let go of his fears of coming out to the world? Will the pleasures Shea gives him in the bedroom have Noah seeing what really matters in the long run?

ISBN: 9781784309428

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/by-my-side

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: The author did a good job on this story, and I like it, but was somewhat puzzled, at the way the part of the BDSM section was just injected into the storyline, without it even being talked among them as it being a part of their sexual preference. Noah is attracted to men, and have been for years, but he doesn’t want anyone to know, so he hides behind the women that he hook up with, so his secret won’t be revealed. He was in a relationship with a guy in college, and when his dad found out about it, he was read the riot act, that with his family name and prestige, he shouldn’t be carrying on like that to sully the family’s name.

Noah and his best friend are out one night at a bar celebrating his friend’ first courtroom case, he’s at the bar waiting to order his drinks, when he sees the bartender, and has an instant attraction for the guy, but he tries to shrug it off. It doesn’t happen, as he secretly spies on him all during the night that he’s at the bar. Shea is an out and gay man, and he refuses to go back into the closet for anyone. He was in love with a guy years ago, and was hurt badly, when the guy denied they relationship.

Days go by, and Noah is still thinking about Shea, debating with himself, if he should go ahead and approach Shea, and what would happen when his family and best friend find out. Noah and Shea finally hook up, and the sex is steamy hot, and everything that Noah has been missing in his life. Will his feelings for Shea finally convince him to live his life without worrying about others opinions, or will he forever continue to live the rest of his life hiding who he is.

I would recommend this short story for anyone looking for a quick read with a little BDSM.

Bunkhouse Boys by Marie Piper

Marie Piper - Bunkhouse Boys CoverTitle: Bunkhouse Boys

Author: Marie Piper

Genre: Historical

Length: 18 Pages (short story)

Publisher: NineStar Press (4th April 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Ratings: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Kenny and Blue, two hands at the Tate Ranch, find distraction in each other from sleepless nights and days filled with hard work. Keeping their relationship a secret might be essential, but with their growing need for each other, it sure won’t be easy.

ISBN: 9781911153412

Product Link: https://ninestarpress.com/product/bunkhouse-boys/

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: The author did a good job on this story. There’s not much too this story as I read it in thirty minutes. Kenny and Blue are ranch hands sharing close sleeping quarters in a bunkhouse on the ranch where they live. Kenny has always been a terrible sleeper, you can even say that he’s an insomniac. On this particular night, he’s thinking about the guy that sleeps in the bunk beside him, Blue, when he walks in, returning from the saloon that he was at in town.

Blue gets comfortable in his bed, and starts to indulge in a bit of ‘self love’ while Kenny watches.  Blue isn’t a shy guy and doesn’t care who watches him. One thing leads to another and they both end up outside behind the Bunkhouse having sex. After, they both agree to keep it between them. However, as the days and nights go by, Kenny can’t forget the night that he and Blue were together, and wants a repeat performance.

He watches Blue during the day when he’s working and is feeling jealous when he sees him interacting with the other guys on the ranch. When working in an isolated area on the ranch, Kenny is cornered by Blue and he gets exactly what he’s been thinking of from Blue.

I’m sorry that that this story wasn’t a bit longer, but it is a good read. Anyone looking for a quick short cowboy story, I would surely recommend this one.

Bedside Banner by D.J. Jamison Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have D.J. Jamison stopping by today with her new release Bedside Manner, we have a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Bedside Manner

(Hearts and Health 01)
by

D.J. Jamison

Dr. Paul Johnston can’t get a set of dark, somber eyes out of his head, and the timing couldn’t be worse.

The last thing he needs is to fall for a patient. Not now, when he’s been put on paid leave pending review of a formal complaint. One that most likely accuses him of sexual harrassment or impropriety of some kind. It’s possible he let his newfound freedom as a divorced, out-of-the-closet gay man go to his head, but he’s certain — mostly — he didn’t do anything wrong. Now, he’s struggling to handle the reality that his job is in danger and the only guy he wants should be off-limits.

Zane Kavanaugh is floundering, and there’s only one man who soothes the storm inside him.

Reeling from an assault that landed him in the hospital and the painful estrangement from his family since coming out, Zane is trying to get his feet under him and find his independence. He moves in with a roommate and searches for a job, all while recovering from a fractured arm and cracked ribs. None of that hurts as much as the emotional damage he’s suffered. When he connects with Dr. Paul Johnston outside of the ER, he’s drawn to the man’s calm, collected manner. It doesn’t hurt that Paul’s lack of experience with men is sexy as hell, and so are his over-the-top responses when Zane gets his lips on him.

There’s no right time to fall in love.

Paul is afraid to start a relationship, and Zane can only handle so much more rejection. Will these two find their perfect moment, or will they realize you can’t choose when and how you fall in love? If Paul can’t take a risk, he may have to choose: the career he loves or the first man to capture his heart.

Bedside Manner is Book 1 of the Hearts & Health series. This is a spin-off series from the book Heart Trouble and includes characters from that novel, but it can be read as a standalone.

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Unforgiven by Ruth Clampett Release Blitz!

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Unforgiven

by

Ruth Clampett

Would you live a lie to hold onto the one you love?

Dean and Jason are best friends, like brothers since boyhood, now architecture students and college roommates. They’ve always had each other’s back, but when one walks in on the other with another man, everything changes. How do you explain to your best friend that he’s the one you’ve always wanted, that until now your life has been a lie?

Desperation and shame are two dirty words that run through Jason’s veins. He carries the scars from a wayward priest who stole his innocence and left him shattered. Meanwhile for years he’s watched Dean pursuing woman after woman, as his own heart slowly breaks.

When their world blows apart, they learn the powerful bond between them has more fire than either understood. Can two broken souls find the light in their darkness and come together to make a whole, or will sins of the past be forever unforgiven?

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