Purring With His Mate by Shea Balik

Shea Balik - Purring With His Mate CoverTitle: Purring with His Mate

Series:  Miracle #1

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (156 Pages)

Publisher: Shea Balik (February 20, 3017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: In a world where everyone was against them, they needed a Miracle. What no one had expected was to find their salvation in an abandoned town that was ready to collapse. Yet, that is exactly what happened when they moved to the town of Miracle, Oregon.

Edrick Rapp, a mountain lion shifter, wanted to kick himself for not moving he and his friends far from their former pack years earlier. It wasn’t until he came upon one of his friends being beaten to death for their sins that he realized his mistake.

Mouse shifter, Nole Hayward, had been punished by his Alpha. Left for dead, he barely managed to crawl away with his life. He ends up hiding out in Miracle, Oregon until a group of mountain lion shifters show up. Before he could get away he ends up with a building collapsing down around him and his mate rescuing him.

Can Edrick and Nole find love or will they let the ghosts of their pasts tear them apart?  

ISBN: B06WLJGZHZ

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Purring-His-Mate-Miracle-Book-ebook/dp/B06WLJGZHZ

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Edrick and his friends had left the pride to stay alive.  They should have left many years ago when they realized they were all gay.  But they had just tried to hide it, that is until one of his friends was caught and his father was going to kill him.  Buying a rundown town sounded good, but with the ones who wanted them all dead hunting them, it might not be enough.  Then to top it off he has found his mate.

Nole had left his home because he was gay.  He knew if he didn’t that they would kill him.  They were out there hunting him for god sakes.  Then the home he found to hide in was over taken by a bunch of cats, he figured his little mouse ass should get the hell out of there.  However that meant he would not be with his mate.  If you want to know what happens, read the book.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story. 

Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe by Rick R. Reed (2nd Edition)

Rick R. Reed - Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe CoverTitle: Dinner At The Blue Moon Cafe (2nd Edition)

Author: Rick R. Reed

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense 

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 13, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: A monster moves through the night, hidden by the darkness, taking men, one by one, from Seattle’s gay gathering areas.

Amid an atmosphere of crippling fear, Thad Matthews finds his first true love working in an Italian restaurant called the Blue Moon Café. Sam Lupino is everything Thad has ever hoped for in a man: virile, sexy as hell, kind, and… he can cook!

As their romance heats up, the questions pile up. Who is the killer preying on Seattle’s gay men? What secrets is Sam’s Sicilian family hiding? And more importantly, why do Sam’s unexplained disappearances always coincide with the full moon?

The strength of Thad and Sam’s love will face the ultimate test when horrific revelations come to light beneath the full moon.  

ISBN: 978-1-63533-296-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/dinner-at-the-blue-moon-cafe-by-rick-r-reed-8283-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I chose this book because I definitely thought it was a mystery, and it was however I wasn’t really paying attention to the werewolf part to much.  So you can imagine my surprise when I started reading it.  I have read a couple of books by this author, and have to say that he has a top notch imagination, and wonderful for us because that imagination gives us a good book. Although I do admit, this one leaves me on the edge. I can’t decide if I liked it or if I hated it.

Thad is a sweet young man who gives him time getting things together for ones who have AIDS.  He has a gentle soul and a big heart.  When Thad walks into the Blue Moon Cafe, his heart starts beating and his hands start sweating.  He has found the man of his dreams.  That man of his dreams has a secret that is deadly though.

Sam is one hell of a sexy Sicilian.  He can cook like no man can.  One night with Thad, and he wants more but his family is a very difficult family.  Then the murders of gay men start happening, and Thad’s best friend found the answer.  Now Sam’s disappearance around the full moon just so happens to be the same time as the murders.  Thad is going to find out what is going on, and if you want to know more then read the book.

Now I have to admit that I am more romance and paranormal, then creepy paranormal.  Also I am stuck with the werewolf in the city idea, which for most would be odd.  Werewolves and the city just don’t mix.  One would think that they would pick more Montana, Wyoming and even Alaska, then a city in Washington.  So it seemed to stick with me throughout the book.  Then there was the way they are together, and sudden love just doesn’t work for me.  I don’t know, the whole book just felt rushed and didn’t come together like I wanted it to.  Now, even though those are my feelings on the book, it is well written with some juicy parts in it. 

The action pack, suspenseful story mixed in with a romance is just a part of what is in this book. 

Forgiving His Mate by Shea Balik

Shea Balik - Forgiving the Enemy CoverTitle: Forgiving the Enemy

Series: Miracle #2

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (143 Pages)

Publisher: Shea Balik (March 6, 3017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: In a world where everyone was against them, they needed a Miracle. What no one had expected was to find their salvation in an abandoned town that was ready to collapse. Yet, that is exactly what happened when they moved to the town of Miracle, Oregon.

Lucca had always felt trust was something only fools allowed themselves to experience. Since the age of five, he’d learned that not even family could be trusted to keep him safe from the cruel reality of life. That point was driven home when he and his friends were forced to flee their pack for fear of death for no other reason than who they loved.

Jari had lived in hell since he was nineteen years old and he’d been naïve enough to believe his Alpha’s claim they were mates. Now he existed in a world of lies and betrayal that had him trapped and miserable. Just when he thought his life couldn’t get worse, he was caught leading his best friend to his death. A part of him had been glad he hadn’t succeeded and was ready to die for his crime, but life was never that easy, for the man who’d captured him was none other than his real mate.

Can Lucca find a way to trust his mate or will the sins of their pasts keep them from finding their happily ever after?  

ISBN: B06WWH882P

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WWH882P/

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Every once in a while you find an author that can give you a world that would be perfect to live in. I came across Shea awhile back when she had written the first book.  I knew from that moment that she was going to be one of my favorite authors of all time, if not the top one. There is something about the way that she writes that not only draw you in but keeps you there. She gives you hot sex, lots of love and tenderness, mixed in with excitement, adventure and lots of dangerous situations. 

They are not only the perfect length for me, but they are so full of detail that it feels like you are right there with them. They not only entertain you but captivate you throughout the whole story. For me once I start reading I can’t move until I find out how they end. Her characters are also very fascinating and unique to me.

The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. To me there is nothing better than a good old paranormal love story.  There is just something about them, that even though they are not possible one would think different.   

Jari had been friends with Nole at one time, that was until the alpha fooled him.  He realized that he was being played when the alpha killed his cousin in front of him.  He didn’t know away out.  Then his alpha planned on using him to find Nole and he was screwed.  He would either die or be captured.  Then the unexpected happened, he found his mate.  

Lucca wasn’t too sure if he could trust the little mouse, but he knew he wanted him.  Too bad the ones after them all wanted them dead, and he knew he would protect this sexy little man.  It does get real juicy but you’re going to have to read the book to find out.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story.  

Dawn and Dusk by Dirk Greyson

Dirk Greyson - Dusk and Dawn CoverTitle: Dawn and Dusk 

Series: Day and Knight 03

Author: Dirk Greyson

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May, 6, 2016)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: For Scorpion agents Day and Knight, their relationship is slow to develop, and trust is hard to build. Then Day’s brother, Stephen, goes missing, and Day finds out more about him than he ever dreamed. Day’s first reaction to Stephen’s disappearance is to try to get to him as fast as possible.

Knight initially holds him back so they can attempt to find out what they’re walking into. But when Knight sees Day’s desperation, he steps in to help and tries to calm the man he’s growing to care about, even though the trail is cold and clues are scarce.

When Day witnesses his brother being shot live on television, he loses the last of his control. Despite the lack of answers, Day is more determined than ever to find out what happened. Stephen was all the family he had left.

Bone-deep fear and adversity threaten to tear Day and Knight apart, but facing unimaginable hardship together might finally cement the bond between them.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-279-2

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/dawn-and-dusk-by-dirk-greyson-6765-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: This is the third book in the Day and Knight series and is best read in order.

Day’s brother Stephen has gone missing and Day is desperate to find him. Knight eventually helps him and what they uncover is far more than they bargained for. 

At the same time, the two men are dealing with issues they each have as well as growing closer to each other. I loved the dynamics of the story. These characters interact and work together well as they traverse their lives and the disappearance. 

I liked the fact that instead of rushing to fill the story with details of the relationship between Day and Knight the author has taken things slowly. It makes for a more believable progression of the two men. 

An amazing story that blends mystery with drama and keeps the reader very engaged to the end. Highly recommended.

Learning the Hard Way by H.P. Caledon

H.P. Caledon - Learning the Hard Way CoverTitle: Learning the Hard Way

Series: Learning the Hard Way # 1

Author: HP Caledon

Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller

Length: Novella (170 pages)

Publisher:  Devine Destinies (January 20, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Some lessons in life are learned the hard way.

Mike and Keelan meet each other as opposites in a prison where violence, murder, and power games are everyday life. To survive they make a pact. They stand together against the rough life in a hell where the prisoners are nothing more than numbers in a book and left to their own fates—a fate where one’s place in a twisted hierarchy is paramount for survival.

But can a mercenary, who worked for the law, trust a murderer?

Can that murderer trust the mercenary?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0983-8

Product Link: http://www.devinedestinies.com/hp-caledon/learning-the-hard-way-1/

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Mercenary Mike Marshall is sent to prison for a costly mistake he made during a contract. While there he becomes a pawn in every sense of the word to the inmates of the pecking order. He is given to another inmate keelan in exchange for Keelan’s protection he gives up the knowledge he knows about Merc’s. 

The politics in prison are brutal. He see’s first-hand how Keelan is under orders from the boss in the prison, Rainer. After numerous huts Rainer puts out on competition Keelan disappears and this leads to Mike being lied to and sold to others for sport. Damaged and beaten Mike’s finally released only to realise all is not what it seems as he learns about trust, deceit, and cruelty while trying to deal with what he’s been through at the whim of others. 

I did not get the Science fiction aspect of the book except for the mentions of spaceships they were on and the names of species. Would have liked more details to those. But other than that it was great story with murder, bloodshed, brutality, suspense and horrifying situations that change Mike. I looked forward to the continuation of Mike and Keelan’s story to see what happens between the two next.

Great read.

Jaeger by Evelise Archer

Evelise Archer - Jaeger CoverTitle: Jaeger

Series: Order of the Black Knights # 4

Author: Evelise Archer

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 10, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Blurb: US Marshal Jaeger Tripp is assigned to the Federal Witness Protection Program. The hurt and destruction he’s seen—along with protecting criminals who are only cooperating with the authorities to keep themselves out of jail—have left him with a bleak and jaded view of both life and people. His current assignment is Wren O’Riley, a computer wizard who witnessed a high-profile cartel hit.

To Jaeger, Wren is the same as any other job. He must protect him long enough to get him to testify at trial, and his personal feelings have no place in his work and must be set aside. But that’s easier said than done. On the run and fighting for their lives, Jaeger and Wren can’t help but grow closer. And Jaeger can’t help seeing beyond Wren’s nerdy exterior to a man who might be just what Jaeger needs to settle his soul and capture his heart—if they survive long enough to get that chance.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-301-5

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/jaeger-by-evelise-archer-8133-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: We have another of Moriel’s Order of the Black Knights in this installment. US Marshal Jaeger Tripp is tough, knows his assignments and carries them out. Lately he is feeling like something is missing. His current assignment is to protect a witness and get him to trial. He hates it. He does not like protecting those he feels is a criminal.

Wren is more than he appears. He is also innocent unlike his family. What has been put in motion is so devious that it blew my mind when it all came to light.

I was impressed with the lengths and details the story went to. Well written and action packed with danger and suspense all throughout. This story will have you on the edge of your seat. 

Great installment to an already good series.

Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe by Rick R. Reed Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe

by

Rick R. Reed

A monster moves through the night, hidden by the darkness, taking men, one by one, from Seattle’s gay gathering areas.

Amid an atmosphere of crippling fear, Thad Matthews finds his first true love working in an Italian restaurant called the Blue Moon Café. Sam Lupino is everything Thad has ever hoped for in a man: virile, sexy as hell, kind, and… he can cook!

As their romance heats up, the questions pile up. Who is the killer preying on Seattle’s gay men? What secrets is Sam’s Sicilian family hiding? And more importantly, why do Sam’s unexplained disappearances always coincide with the full moon?

The strength of Thad and Sam’s love will face the ultimate test when horrific revelations come to light beneath the full moon.

First Edition published as The Blue Moon Cafe by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2010.

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Step by Step

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K.C. Wells

Jamie’s life is one big financial mess, and it really isn’t his fault. However, the last thing he expected to find in the library was a Good Samaritan. He might have been suspicious of Guy’s motives at first, but it soon becomes apparent that his savior is a good man who has been lucky in life and is looking to pay it forward. Guy being gay is not a problem. Jamie’s not interested… or so he thinks.

Guy is happy to help Jamie, and the two men get along fine. But when Jamie’s curiosity leads him from one thing to another, Guy finds himself looking at the younger man with new eyes. What started out as a hand up is now something completely different….

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Shaper

(The Mi’hani Wards 01)
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Christine Danse

Nameless and without an identity, she wakes on the streets of Shapertown, an abandoned city that defies the laws of physics. She’s fleeing a threat she can’t remember. One woman holds the key to unlocking her memories and the dangerous truth: She is the threat.

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