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Chasing Sunrise by Lex Chase, 2nd edition

o-chasing-sunriseTitle: Chasing Sunrise, 2nd edition

Series: The Darkmore Saga, #1

Author: Lex Chase

Genre: Fantasy/ Horror/ Paranormal

Length: 280 pages

Publisher: DSP Publications (April 5, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: The once glorious aisa kingdom of Darkmore lies in ruins, and King Sevon Maraté is trapped. Sevon endures unrelenting abuse and is used as a scapegoat by Lord Dominic Ravensgrove, who rules Darkmore from the shadows. Coping by dressing in gowns and jewels, the effeminate king relishes the scraps of freedom he is given to be himself.

As a verkolai, Sevon possesses the ability to part the Veil separating his world from hundreds of others. His gift provides a chance for escape, but Dominic refuses to relinquish his tool for power. When Dominic forges an ambitious plan to invade the prosperous shifter land of Priagust, he manipulates Sevon’s desperation for his people’s survival. Out of options, Sevon has no choice but to cooperate.

On their foray into Priagust, Dominic’s men abduct a shifter named Jack. Despite being tortured for information, Jack’s loyalty to his kind never wavers. But Jack’s knowledge about Darkmore’s history unsettles Sevon, and a curious bond begins to form. Despite Sevon’s mistrust, Jack is determined to tame the beautiful king’s wild heart and perhaps earn his freedom.

As war looms, Sevon fears Jack’s kindness is another trap. Conflicted, Sevon wonders if he should risk chasing the sunrise or remain Dominic’s compliant prisoner.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0658-5

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/chasing-sunrise-by-lex-chase-222-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have read a few books by this author and I have got to say that this one is way darker. The title was what caught my attention, but I really should have taken a second look at the blurb. This story was a bit hard to read for me. Not only hard but a bit complicated in some spots.

Humans, vampires, shifters and other beings used to live among each other at one time. This is actually a different type of earth, a different or alternate universe type of story. As with our world, wars start and they turn on each other. That doesn’t seem to change much. Now they hide from each other.

Sevon was orphaned when he was a small child. Dominic tortured Sevon and made him believe everything he said. Which for a small child would be easy to do. Even throughout this Sevon still wants to help those around him. However it would seem Dominic has more control then we think. For when he sees his best friend, he doesn’t recognize Jack at all.

Jack is a shifter and he plans on saving his friend. The abuse is both destructive and very powerful on a child but as an adult he is almost paralyzed by it. He is a sexy little king who needs help.

I am afraid that most of this is from what I caught and felt then what was probably written. The story was so deep and very complex, which it was hard for me to get into. I am afraid that I had trouble concentrating from the start. I am not one for abuse of any kind, so that made it even worse for me.

While the story itself is very well written and is compelling to some, just wasn’t for me at all.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Second Hand by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton ~ Audiobook

61OZa0OaVCL._AA300_Title: Second Hand

Series: Tucker Springs 02

Author: Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton

Narrator: Iggy Toma

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Length: 5 hours and 11 minutes

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (January 22nd, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Paul Hannon moved to Tucker Springs for his girlfriend, but she’s left him with a house he can’t afford and a pantry full of useless gadgets. All Paul wants is to get back to normal, even if he’s not sure what that is anymore. When he wanders into Tucker Pawn for a gift to win her back, he meets El Rozal, pawn shop owner and all-around cynic.

El Rozal doesn’t do relationships, especially not with clueless straight boys still pining for their ex. El may make his living dealing in castoffs, but that doesn’t apply to men. Still, when Paul starts clearing out his old life, pawning kitchen equipment he never wanted in the first place, El is drawn to Paul in spite of himself.

Paul and El have nothing in common except a past full of disappointments. There’s no reason to believe the two of them could fit, but in El’s line of work, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. When it comes to love, El and Paul may learn that secondhand doesn’t mean second best.

©2012 Heidi Cullinan, Marie Sexton (P) 2016 Riptide Publishing

Product Link: http://amzn.to/244R28d

 Reviewer: Cat

Review: Paul moved to Tucker Springs for his girlfriends so she could sell her sculptures. When she found out he failed his vet school and got a job as a receptionist, she found someone else. Someone she felt could help her make it in the art world.  Down on his luck, Paul kept trying to win Stacy over. For her birthday, he went to the Tucker Springs Pawn to find a gift for her.

El was immediately taken by the cute, innocent young man. Straight man.

All Paul really wants is love and acceptance. To be able to make out in public, hold hands in public.

This was such a fun, romantic story. I loved how Paul was so clueless that El was taking thing just to see him, especially when he took the dog left on the vet’s steps for Paul. I loved the way El’s friend chided him about Paul and the fun banter between El, his friend, and his family.

If you are looking for fun, humorous romance, like bisexual men, Gay for you stories, cute dogs, gardening and an all over great romance, this is the book for you. It’s perfect for an afternoon of yard work or housework.

Plug in your earphones and let Iggy Toma tell you the story of El and Paul! I love Iggy Toma. He can tell a story so well.  His voice is nearly mesmerizing. He conveys all the characters so well.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com  *

The Winter Prince by R. Cooper

WinterPrince[The]LGTitle: The Winter Prince

Series:  N/A

Author: R. Cooper

Genre: Fairy Tales/High Fantasy

Length: 147 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 24, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: His heart stolen by a powerful pari’s magic, a young prince’s veins slowly fill with ice. That is what the stories say. Three years have passed since, and all efforts to save Kisin have failed. He won’t survive another winter. To save the prince’s life, Razin, the court wizard and Kisin’s childhood friend, plans to seek out the pari. But unbeknownst to Razin, Kisin’s heart was never stolen; he gave it freely to escape the pain of impossible love—his love for Razin.

Razin won’t accept Kisin’s fate, for reasons obvious to anyone who knows anything of love. Kisin agrees to the desperate quest, out of duty and a need to protect Razin. They are soon joined by Kisin’s once-betrothed, Lana, the daughter of the khan, who seeks to break the curse that has turned her into a beast. But it isn’t long before Razin realizes saving his prince will require more than simply retrieving his heart.

Razin will have to convince him to want it.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-978-5

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7451

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Prince Kisin, unable to cope with the feelings he harbors for his best friend and court wizard, Razin, he gives his heart to Pari. Now three years later he is slowly turning to ice. Refusing to let his best friend go Razin goes on a dangerous journey to get Kisin’s heart back.

As the two men journey Kisin is evasive in questions referring to the reason why he has given away his heart. But he exhibits traits of getting it back little by little as the story progresses.

This story has a lot of drama, adventure, action, and battles in it. There is a lot of the book taken up by conversations regarding the secondary characters in the book that I thought was needless at times.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Silk Room by Lynn Hagen

silkroomName: Silk Room

Series: Brac Pack Next Gen, #8

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Length: 177 pages

Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (April 25, 2016)

Heat Rating: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Paden’s life couldn’t be any more complicated if he tried. Michaya is his mate. The problem is, the man is a vampire. Not that Paden cares, but the king of fairies enforces strict laws, and Paden will pay a hefty price if he gives in to his desires and allows Michaya to claim him.

Michaya is relentless when it comes to the pocket-sized fairy. Paden is his, and the cold shoulder treatment has gone on far too long. But when a contract falls into his lap, Michaya is torn between pursuing his mate and taking down a malicious drug lord.

When Ricardo Delgado becomes Michaya’s target, the drug lord has a few tricks of his own, and those tricks involve Paden. Not only does Paden have to dodge King Oberon, but Michaya has to stop his mate from becoming Delgado’s next victim.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-163-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/silk-room

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Brac Pack Next Gen series features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series is in fact a branch off of multiple series so I would start with Brac Pack first. The connected series include Brac Pack, Brac Village, Christian’s Coven, Zeus’s Pack, Demon Warriors and Shadow Tribe.

Paden is a fairy and his mate is a vampire. Fairy law makes it impossible to mate someone who is not fairy. He tries to run from it but when he gets his sexy little ass in trouble it is his mate that saves him. But damn does he give a good effort in staying away.

Michaya is one of the twin’s son, and has the gift of being able to get his sexy mate pregnant, which was a bonus. He is also Christian’s nephew as well so he has the back up when things go wrong, and things do in fact go wrong. So hot damn, we get to see the old guys showing up, not that they will ever look old.

Paden has become a favorite character after reading about this. I loved the whole pregnancy also. He doesn’t let anything get to him, and that includes his mate. He is as feisty as they come and is a spit fire mate.

I enjoyed reading this story and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I had so much fun in fact that I would definitely not only recommend it, but I will read it again.

Way to go Lynn Hagen for giving me an awesome read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com

Seeing Is Believing by Stormy Glenn

seeing is believing(432x648)Name: Seeing Is Believing

Series: True Blood Mates #6

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal/ Vampires/Werewolves

Length: 90 pages

Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Inc. (April 21, 2016)

Heat Rating: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: “I need you, Ian” … Those words haunt Ian Kline, mostly because he has no idea who whispered them. Ian has been dreaming about him for weeks. Each night the dreams grow stronger, more alluring, and yet Ian can never quite see his lover’s face…until someone arrives to challenge Ian for leadership of his coven.

Billy spent the majority of his life as the pet of a coven leader. At night, he entered a fantasy world where his mate kept him safe from the horrors of his daily life. When his master challenges Ian Kline for leadership of his coven, Billy knows his duty and attacks, but it’s a death offense to interfere in a challenge and that’s exactly what Billy does when he kills the man who had held him prisoner for nearly twenty years

Recognizing that mating bond between them, Ian acts to bind them together and save his mate from execution. Keeping Billy out of trouble quickly becomes a full-time job when someone from Billy’s past tries to break that bond. With misunderstandings and a new threat around every corner, Ian and Billy have their hands full just trying to hold on to each other.

Staying alive might be impossible.

ISBN: 978-1-61034-078-6

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/seeing-is-believing

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Now I must admit that I read this several times when it first came out, but when I saw that one of the books had been re-edited I had to read them again.

Ian has been having the same dream for several weeks. He has fallen in love with his dream man. On the day he was to be crowned, he finds out that his sexy dream is alive. Billy has been held prisoner to a sick ass hat, since he was a child. When he realized the man and coven they were going to kill was Ian, he did the only thing he could think of.

He killed his master.

Ian binds Billy to him to keep him from getting executed, but to their shock it turns out that Billy had been one of the kids sold. The problem was someone was still trying to kill him and take Billy back. He will do everything to protect his mate.

I enjoyed reading this book and as soon as I finish this little paragraph I am going to get started on the next story. Stormy has turned into one of my favorite authors, always keeping me satisfied with her stories.

This has been a great read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Home by Donna McIntosh, 2nd edition

51cXR47OJiL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Home, 2nd edition

Series:  Home, #1

Author: Donna McIntosh

Genre: Dystopian Romantic Suspense

Length: 235 pages

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (March 25, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: LAPD Detective Sean Hennessey has one person he’s repeatedly tried to arrest and bring to justice: his nemesis, Mitchell Yates.

Yates has been in and out of trouble for years, always skating around the edges of LA’s underbelly; however, Sean can never pin anything on him.

But one night all of that changes.

Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, instead of arresting Yates, Sean is rescued by him and taken to Yates’ home—a satellite high above Earth. There, Sean discovers a world he thought possible only in Science Fiction.

Everything he believed he knew about Yates is turned upside down, and Sean must make a decision: to remain with the LAPD or join Yates and work toward intergalactic peace.

ISBN: 9781925222852

Product Link: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/home-by-donna-mcintosh/

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the first book in the Home series.

Detective Sean Hennessey thought he knew what everything was about including Yates. Boy does he get the shock of his life one day when Yates rescues him and shows all is not as it seems.

I really liked this story but felt at times there was too much detail or interactions with others where there was no need for it. Yet at other times there was a need for more when there was none. For example: why did Angleton just stop the hit? There were more unanswered questions but maybe they will be answered sometime in the series.

I really liked both Sean and Yanas. Both are level-headed with jobs to do protecting the innocent and taking down the guilty. These two men worked well together, once it came to light that Yanas was a good guy and not the other way around.

Great read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

His Biker Bear by Angelique Voisen

51mXLU1QalL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: His Biker Bear

Series: N/A

Author: Angelique Voisen

Genre: Paranormal/ Erotic/ Shifters/Vampires

Length: 70 pages

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (March 5, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: Take without asking. Kill to survive. That’s been my mantra for years. A lone bear like me isn’t interested in being rooted down, until fate threw a dirty-talking Omega with an attitude under my wheels.

Jake Winters wants a protector. I’m looking for one last wild ride before heading back on the road. Mating Jake and marrying our wolves hadn’t been on the agenda. Neither was falling in love.

Be Warned: m/m sex

ISBN: 978-1-77233-759-4

Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/his-biker-bear-by-angelique-voisen/

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jake, an Omega wolf shifter, knows he is in trouble unless he finds someone strong enough to protect him after the death of his lover. Blake, a biker bear shifter, is in town for the sole reason to get his bike checked out as it was acting up while on the road. What Blake doesn’t expect is to meet a sexy Omega with a feisty side to him.

I loved the actual story, but felt it had way more sex in it that was needed for a book this size. I was pissed at the bullies in this story thinking they could do whatever they wanted no matter if that person was already mated. I felt bad for Jake, but also happy that he finally met someone.

It seemed more than half the book was sex scenes. Although it was hot I prefer more story than sex in the books I read.

It was an o.k. read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Johnny Two-Guns by Mark Wildyr

JohnnyTwoGunsLGTitle: Johnny Two-Guns

Series: N/A

Author: Mark Wildyr

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 200 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 18, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: When vacationing Denver architect Roger Mackie rolls into a quaint old trading post in Montana’s Bitterroot Mountain Range to gas up his car, it’s the start of a life-changing journey. Lean, handsome Chippewa Johnny Two-Guns is looking for a ride. He’s on a mission to recover some clan treasures. Roger is immediately smitten and drives Johnny all the way to Arizona.

Although the two successfully build a friendship, Roger is unable to initiate the intimacy they both seem to desire. A second visit gives Roger another chance to draw Johnny out of his shell. The payoff is spectacular, leading to a week of sex and discovery, during which Johnny’s innocent enthusiasm shows Roger a new side of love between men. But trouble is on the horizon for the new couple, as fate seems set against them.

And what does the sudden appearance of sexy young architect Brad Beaver portend for the future?

ISBN: 978-1-63477-060-6

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7546

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first book by Mark Wildyr that I have read and I must say that it has a great way about it. Although the first thing I noticed about it was the sexy man on the cover and then the blurb. The title was not as eye-catching as one would think and in fact it made me almost put the story back. For me the story seemed just a bit dry and I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. It is a wonderful story with a lot of potential, but there was just something missing to the whole story for me.

Roger agreed to give Johnny a ride to pick up some stuff from his late brothers wife, to give back to his grandmother. He felt a bit off, but the young man just did something for him. Too bad neither made a move. The heat was there but they were just to gun-shy with each other. Now it takes them a year to reconnect and things start heating up for them both.

Now I am not a fan of books that have a long period of time between certain scenes like this book and that was one issue for me. I am not really into that kind of book. Now the characters were very real for me and I can see it going down the way it said in the book.

It is a beautiful love story, but I am afraid the story was not for me.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Mate Me, Hate Me, Date Me, Love Me by Chris McHart Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Chris McHart stopping by today with her new release Mate Me, Hate Me, Date Me, Love Me, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Lisa’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link❤ ~Pixie~

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Mate Me, Hate Me, Date Me, Love Me

(Unexpected 03)
by

Chris McHart

When his father, King Harold, forces Prince Gerome to mate a complete stranger in order to save his unborn child, he complies with a heavy heart and says goodbye to all his dreams of finding love. Gerome’s hurt and treats his mate the way he’s been taught all his life: through power and submission. But with Luis, it doesn’t work.

When Luis is mated off to a stranger, his world ends. He was a carefree student one day and the next a vampire prince demands his submission. He can’t run, but he can hide and hate in silence. So he withdraws until only a shell remains.

Neither of the men has any chance of finding love together until a friend intervenes. Can Gerome forget what he’s been taught all his life, and is it possible for Luis to forget what’s happened to him? Will they ever find their own happy ending? Or can love blossom where only hate exists?

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Feather Fall by Evelyn Elliott Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have Evelyn Elliott visiting today with her newest release Feather Fall, we have a great guest post, a brilliant excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link❤ ~Pixie~

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Feather Fall

(Spell Slave 02)
by

Evelyn Elliott

Hero and criminal. Brute force and subtle charm. Jonathan White and Crow Belcane are polar opposites, but if they want to rescue the man they both love, they’ll have to work together.

After visiting his former lover, Crow knows only one thing: he loves Regis and he will do anything to reclaim him. But before his very eyes, Regis is abducted. Kidnapped by high-end slavers. Only Regis’s infuriating partner, Jonathan—a dangerous vigilante—is willing to help.

To infiltrate the slave ring, Jonathan and Crow disguise themselves as master and pet. As a slave, Crow is pushed to his limit. He’s chained, branded, whipped, and forced to obey Jonathan’s every order. But the longer he spends at Jonathan’s feet, the more natural his disguise begins to feel—and the more he likes it. As much as he hates Jonathan, they make a good team.

Both of them are devoted to Regis. Despite the overwhelming attraction between them, Jonathan is unwilling to betray his partner, and Crow is unwilling to come between them. But once the three of them are together again, all bets are off.

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