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Opposites Assent by Stephani Hecht

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Series: Underground Fortitude, #1

Author: Stephani Hecht

Genre: Sci-fi/ Post-Alien Invasion/ Futuristic

Length: 94 pages

Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (May 1, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

Winston Churchill

Every good leader knows that a war can’t be won by sheer strength alone. There have to be strong brains, too. That is what the few remaining humans have left in Jared and Avis. Jared is the young, tough soldier who fights the alien invaders out in the ruins of what was once the flourishing city of Detroit. Avis is the youthful doctor who struggles to keep what is left of humanity surviving, while trying to figure out what make the Outwarders tick.

That’s not their only enemy, either. Their biggest adversary may be within their own ranks. Will it tear Jared and Avis apart just as they finally accepted their feelings for one another? Or will it make them grow closer together?

ISBN: MLR-1-02016-0555

Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=SHOPPASC

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: The first thing I have to say is that Stephani rocks. She has given me a new type of romance, unlike any other that I have come across. Now I must admit the cover gave me the creeps, but damn was it not perfect for this particular story. I do wish I had known what the world was like right after the aliens attack, but I have found a new story to love.

At first it has a serious tone to it, but once you start reading you will find the humor mixed in. Especially the way they are with the alien babies. They are born from male alien soldiers with a touch of violence in them. You will be surprised to find out how they are after Coleen gets her hands on one of them.

Jared and his best friend have been friends since way before the invasion started. Jared comes off very harsh to Avis, but the truth is he is in love with the man. He is pretty much in charge of many of the soldiers but he is starting to feel more human after a time. Avis is realizing that their enemy they are fighting might not be the only ones. They must try to get their world back but first they need to make sure they have a world to save.

At first I wasn’t really sure what to think when I started reading it, but I couldn’t put the story down at all. Stephani has always been a favorite of mine, and I can say that after reading this, she will continue to be. I have never really been into stories with aliens or zombies in them, makes it a bit strange for me.

However after reading this, I can say that as long as Stephani writes it, I will read it. I had fun reading this and didn’t want it to end. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

This is one story that I would gladly recommend.

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

My Boss Is A Grumpy Werewolf and I Think He Wants To Marry Me! by Jane Wallace-Knight

mybossisagrumpywerewolfandithinkhewantstomarrymeTitle: My Boss Is A Grumpy Werewolf and I Think He Wants To Marry Me!

Series: My Boss Is a Grumpy Werewolf, #2

Author: Jane Wallace-Knight

Genre: Paranormal/Shifters

Length: 160 pages

Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (May 24, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Four months ago, Cole Morgan, human, writer, sufferer of verbal diarrhea, fell in love with Evan West, his boss. Two months ago, he was kidnapped and held hostage by Evan’s dad. Now he is doing just fine, or he would be if everybody wasn’t constantly waiting for him to break down over it. Evan, on the other hand, is not fine. The werewolf, having decided that Cole is his mate, is having trouble keeping his protective instincts in check, and the violent nightmares he endures are creeping into his waking life.

With issues and dangerous revelations coming at them from both sides of their families, not to mention Cole’s penchant for finding trouble and uncovering secrets, the couple find themselves tested at every turn. Cole’s pretty sure they can handle it though.

After all, nothing can be worse than declaring their relationship to the scary HR lady.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-248-1

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/my-boss-is-a-grumpy-werewolf-and-i-think-he-wants-to-marry-me

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Cole and Evan have been together just a few months and have already gone through some troublesome times. What with Evan’s father kidnapping Cole and basically scaring the crap out of Evan. Evan is not only one of the wealthiest werewolves around, he is in fact also Cole’s boss at the paper.

Things are looking up for them, but Evan is having nightmares, Cole’s little brother is in a bit of a jam and there is some danger coming for them. It seems that even among the troubles going on, their love will stand true. Now all they have to do is to kick some serious ass.

It is always hard to give you just a hint of what you will find in a book without giving the whole thing away. I will say this, it is one of the best stories I have read lately. Not a lot of sex but some damn find drama going on, plus you add in excitement, adventure, danger and you are all set.

I enjoyed reading this story and can’t wait for the next book.

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

The Only Option by Megan Derr

29541892Title: The Only Option

Series:  Dubious, #4

Author: Megan Derr

Genre: Werewolves/Shifter/ Fantasy/ Romance

Length: 114 pages

Publisher: OmniLit / All Romance eBooks, LLC (May 1, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: A desperate dragon. A lonely necromancer. A marriage neither wants.

When he is summoned to the royal castle, Rochus anticipates nothing more than a particularly difficult assignment. The bothersome journey is almost made worthwhile when he is propositioned by a young, beautiful dragon, Tilo, who seems untroubled by the fact that Rochus is a necromancer.

When Rochus arrives at the castle he is ordered to marry the very same dragon he spent the night with. Though Rochus would rather sign papers and return home, he is helpless against Tilo’s pleas for help, even if it means spending more time around a man he is desperately drawn to but who doesn’t seem to want him.

ISBN: 9781943576784

Product Link(s): https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theonlyoption-2014067-143.html

https://www.amazon.com/Only-Option-Dubious-Book-ebook/dp/B01DTB3H4M

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-only-option/id1099927944?mt=11

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Tilo, a dragon shifter, needs help so he does the only thing he can do since the requests for help were never answered by the queen. He searches for a necromancer on his own and meets Rochus.

Arriving at the castle after being summoned Rochus is angry at the man he had a one night stand with is the one he is to marry by orders of the queen. Rochus is understandably pissed but I felt he should have listened to what Tilo had to say instead of continuously cutting him off when he spoke. I liked how Tilo finally got mad enough with Rochus’ attitude that he put him in his pace.

The problems Tilo is having at his territory come to light as well as learning someone wants Tilo gone. Great story with plenty of action, mystery, twists and turns plus some hot sex to keep the reader interested until the very end.

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

The Harvest Young: Bound by Fate by M.A. Church

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Series:  The Next Generation, # 1

Author: M.A. Church

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: 121 pages

Publisher: M.A. Church (May 15, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Half human and half Tah’Narian, Szin doesn’t fit with either race. His appearance is mainly human, but he’s able to have a young. Unfortunately, that’s his only Tah’Narian characteristic. He’s smaller and weaker than other young.

Szin’s eighteenth birthday has passed and time’s running out. He has to stop his childhood friend, Takeo, from making the worst mistake of his life: claiming Szin as a mate. Takeo deserves an equal who’s as fierce as he is, something Szin most certainly is not.

Since before Takeo was born, he’s known Szin was his. Nothing and no one, not even Szin, is going to stand in the way of claiming his mate. He understands Szin feels he isn’t good enough, and he’ll do anything to convince Szin otherwise. Including taking drastic measures to ensure his mate listens.

Takeo is the ultimate blend of human, Tah’Narian, and Onfrevian DNA. He’s pure predator, and his sights are set on his mate.

ISBN: 9781311175519

Product Link(s): http://amzn.to/1Rs02aW

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/635797

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theharvestyoungboundbyfate-2037056-148.html

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The Harvest series is all my time favorite science fiction series, so I was ecstatic when I learned the author planned to write about the children in that series. Takeo is Colt and Ti’s son. He has human, Onfrevian, and TahNarian blood in him and is a fierce warrior. When he wants something he goes after it and what he wants is Szin. He has known since before they were born that Szin is his mate. He will stop at nothing to complete the bond and claim what’s rightfully his.

Szin is Kenyo and Dale’s son. He is more human than TahNarian and does not believe he is good enough for Takeo. So he decides to run. But all does not go according to plan. His mate intercepts him, takes him to another planet and proceeds to show just how much they are meant to be together.

It’s truly an out of this world story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Takeo and Szin are as different as night and day, yet are the same when it comes to protecting their mate at all costs.

Absolutely loved it and highly recommend it. Cannot wait until the next book to see what is in store for the rest of the series.

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Chemical Bonds by L.M. Somerton

51OhIMzPfFL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Chemical Bonds

Series:  N/A

Author: L.M. Somerton

Genre: Bondage and BDSM/ Contemporary/ Erotic Romance

Length: 141 pages

Publisher: Pride Publishing (May 17, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ Hearts

Blurb: Even the best-planned experiment can have unpredictable consequences.

Max Allenby loves his job as a chemist with Armacom, developing new protective materials. He harbors a secret crush for the CEO, the stern and distant Blake Winters, which makes dealing with his harridan of a boss, Dr. Ella Preston, bearable.

Blake Winters is a lifestyle Dom. He spotted Max when he first joined Armacom, but has kept his distance from the talented, young scientist. When his Head of Security, who also happens to be Max’s older brother, tells him about Max’s feelings, Blake decides it’s time to make the pretty young man his.

Blake proposes a dating experiment to Max. For three hours a night over five nights, Max will give Blake his complete submission. Max is conflicted but decides to take the plunge and get a taste of a lifestyle he secretly craves.

Each date night introduces Max to a new level of submission. He loves every minute but is also conflicted—unable to believe a man like Blake wants him as anything more than a temporary plaything.

Blake understands that experiments do not always turn out as expected. He takes steps to convince Max of his feelings and to reassure him that his submissive streak is a strength, not a weakness.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-417-2

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/chemical-bonds

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Max loves his job as a chemist and creating new protective materials. He harbors a secret crush for his boos Blake. The problem, Max is somewhat shy so he doesn’t really say anything.

Blake has noticed Max since he started work though I am unsure why he took so long to approach him. The way he went about easing Max into the BDSM lifestyle was brilliant and patient. I loved both these characters as they seemed to complement the other.

Well written and draws you in from the start.

Great read with some hot sex.

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Fire Up My Heart by Asta Idonea

FireUpMyHeartLGTitle: Fire Up My Heart

Series: N/A

Author: Asta Idonea

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: 67 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 25th 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: London bartender Fane thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he finds a rare and expensive service Bot discarded in a dumpster, and he takes it home to get it working again. The Jo-E brings some much-needed companionship to Fane’s lonely life, but there’s something different about this Bot, as indicated by its odd behavior.

Fane’s developing feelings toward Jo-E trouble him, and things go from bad to worse when a robotics engineer arrives on Fane’s doorstep, demanding the return of his property. Fane is forced to choose between a hefty reward and following his heart.

Giving in to his forbidden desires might get him killed—or change his life forever.

ISBN:  978-1-63477-333-1

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7763

Reviewer: Aerin

Review:   “You make me feel so many things, Fane. When I think of you, my cogs clench and my gears grind. Electricity sparks inside me, and power pools in my chest and groin, pulsing there, desperate for release. Do you not experience the same?”

Loved this! Funny and quirky and definitely original, this is a book that will stay with me for a long time. I’m not sure exactly what made such an impression. Maybe it was a combination of clever and original characters, a well-executed and well-written plot, or maybe the fact that for a short story, this certainly packs a punch. I was definitely impressed!

It is now the year of 2045. Humans live with the help of menagerie bots, who do the cleaning, cooking and all other household duties for them. Fane is a bartender in a gay bar. But, Fane is not one of those rich people who can afford their own bot. Imagine his surprise and delight when he finds an abandoned bot in a dumpster on his way home from work. Fane takes the bot home and fixes the shorted wire that cause the bot to malfunction. Jo-E comes to life and Fane’s life as he knew it is about to change forever.

Jo-E isn’t like all the other bots; his old owner ran a series of experiments on him to try to create the world’s first strong AI, experiments which resulted in a short-circuit. Jo-E finds himself able to experience things like a human’s does. He can feel, love, and appreciate beauty in a whole new way. Jo-E is also anatomically correct (read as hung as a horse) and Fane finds himself unable to resist the attraction and chemistry that sparks between them.

When Jo-E’s owner wants him back, Fane and Jo-E have to find a way to escape and be together. Away from the danger they are currently in. This book delivered. It was funny, charming, fascinating, packed with action and charm. I loved it and even though it was short. I didn’t feel like anything was missing. Nor did I feel like it needed to be any longer.

Fantastic short story.

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Bad Dogs and Drag Queens by Julie Lynn Hayes

BadDogsandDragQueensLGTitle: Bad Dogs and Drag Queens

Series: Rose and Thorne, #1

Author: Julie Lynn Hayes

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 138 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 25, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Vinnie Delarosa and Ethan Thorne are partners—on and off the clock. Federal undercover detectives, they’re part of a covert task force designed to promote goodwill between the feds and local authorities. They lend an unobtrusive helping hand wherever it’s needed. No credit required.

Vinnie and Ethan work primarily in the Southeast region of the United States and live together in Richmond, Virginia. A mugger problem brings them to Roanoke, where Vinnie is thrown out as bait to catch the man who’s been snatching purses in a city park, but they end up with more than they bargained for. Why is Vinnie always the one who has to wear the dress? Ethan says it’s because Vinnie looks much prettier in a skirt. How can he argue with that?

Expecting to return to Richmond afterward, Vinnie and Ethan find themselves assigned a new case instead. They are to go undercover at The Stroll, one of the biggest gay nightclubs in Roanoke. Someone is terrorizing both the customers and the performers. Could they be dealing with a hate crime? Someone has to protect the drag queens of Roanoke, so it’s Vinnie and Ethan to the rescue!

The author is donating 10% of the royalties from this book to No Kid Hungry. Visit nokidhungry.org for more information about this organization.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-284-6

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7762

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: When I first saw this I took one look at the cover and wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it.  That is until I realized that the woman on the cover is actually Vinnie in drag.  From that moment on I knew that I had to read it.  The title was the best I have come across in a long time.  I was thinking ok mystery and suspense will not have the humor in it, then the title told me something different.

I started reading this and could not put it down.  It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.  I absolutely thought that the dog was the perfect addition to these two.  This story gave me everything I could want in a story and had changed my mind about mysteries and suspense stories.

Vinnie and Ethan are Federal undercover detectives that go in and help other law enforcement agencies. The first time you meet these two sexy men, Vinnie is dressed up as a sexy woman trying to catch a mugger. What they got was a dog that liked to steal women’s purses. Talk about a partner in crime. Then their boss informs them that there is trouble at one of the clubs where drag queens are getting hurt. Well Vinnie does look the best in a dress and heels.

This was one of the best suspense and mystery stories I have come across, and the number one reason was the fact that it had so much humor in it. I had so much fun in this and definitely can’t wait till the next book comes out. I will definitely be checking out what other books this author has out.

This is one book that I would recommend reading.

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

Come What May by A.M. Arthur Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have A.M. Arthur and the blog tour for her new release Come What May, we have a short interview with A.M. , a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Aerin’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link!❤ ~Pixie~

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Come What May

(All Saints 01)
by

A.M. Arthur

Jonas needs Tate. He just doesn’t know it yet.

Or at least, he doesn’t want to admit it. Because there is no way Jonas Ashcroft is gay. He’s a straight, carefree frat boy player, just like any good son of a conservative state senator. If only his struggle to convince everyone—especially himself—didn’t leave him so miserable. No matter how many girls or bottles he drowns himself in, Jonas can neither escape nor accept who he is.

Enter Tate. He’s smart, confident, and instantly sees right through Jonas’s surly exterior. Sure, he’s done things in life he’s not proud of, but he knows who he is and what he wants. And what he wants is Jonas. As their easy friendship intensifies into something more, Tate introduces Jonas to a life he’s never known. One filled with acceptance and sex and a love that terrifies and excites them both.

But some inner demons refuse to be shaken off so easily. When Jonas’s old life barges in, he faces a shattering choice, one that could destroy everything he and Tate have fought so hard for. Sometimes love just isn’t enough—and sometimes it’s exactly what you need.

Continue reading Come What May by A.M. Arthur Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

Ringed Love by Elizabeth Noble

Elizabeth Noble - Ringed Love Cover sTitle: Ringed Love

Series: Sentries 06

Author: Elizabeth Noble

Genre: Futuristic, Science Fiction, BDSM, Post-Apocalyptic

Length: Novel (200pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-248-8

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (23rd May 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: New Colorado Protectorate fell with the assassination of Chancellor Clarke. Afterwards, like many others, Todd and Nick Ruger left the land of their birth and made a home up north in Yellowknife. Though they have to say a sad farewell to friends and loved ones, they are taken in with open arms and in turn offer shelter to others.

They must still contend with angry ghosts, Windigos, and water spirits, but through it all, their love and devotion for each other never falters. Nick is awarded a degree in veterinary medicine and trains students from Yellowknife, while Todd becomes the town sheriff and takes on new sentry apprentices of his own. They remain steadfast in their duty as sentries as well, leaving a legacy meant to protect and defend those who need it the most.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7650

Review: This book is part of a series and must be read in order as Todd and Nick’s story comes to an end.

In this last book of the Sentries series we watch as Nick and Todd build a life after the fall of the New Colorado Protectorate. We join Nick as he remembers the journey from New Colorado to Yellowknife as they evaded capture, protected other travellers from human and supernatural dangers and settled into a new life. The story jumps through weeks, months and years as we glean the highlights of their lives together, it’s clearly marked and done beautifully so we never feel jolted out of the story or left wondering if we’d missed something.

Re-joining Todd and Nick is a bittersweet experience, because even though we get to visit these wonderful men again we know our journey with them is coming to an end… I will admit to wiping a tear or two away.

Being able to watch Nick and Todd throughout the years was incredible; their love for each other never wavers, their support of each other and the way they encourage each other to grow and seize the opportunities that come their way just shows us how much they love each other. Seeing both Todd and Nick grow into spectacular men who are loved and adored by their friends and students is a joy to see.

I’m not gonna go tearing the book into pieces telling you what happens and who does what, I think this is one of those books that has to be experienced and the nuggets discovered by each reader, and if you haven’t read any of Nick and Todd’s journey then go pick up Marked Yours, the first book in the Sentries series, and fall in love with this unique pair as they break expectations and forge a life together based on love and trust. For those of you who already love Nick and Todd, have some tissues handy because saying goodbye to these guys does bring a tear to your eyes.

I recommend this story to those who adore true love stories, who love post-apocalyptic paranormal stories, and a story that is perfectly woven and makes you smile through your tears.

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Becoming Rafe by Thianna Durston

BecomingRafeLGTitle: Becoming Rafe

Series: A Men of Falcon Pointe

Author: Thianna Durston

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 200 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 23rd 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Eighteen-year-old Nephi Rafe Norton goes to Falcon Pointe University to find himself. Away from his conservative family, he hopes to discover if his attraction to men is the real deal. Encouraged to be someone a little different, he starts using his middle name. “Rafe” quickly makes friends, some of whom practice loving physical discipline, and lives it up—until midterms hit and he realizes he’s flunking statistics class.

When Scotland native Éigneachán Jackson Levlin offers to help, Rafe is eager to accept—not only because Levlin is a psychologist, but also because he’s out and proud and hot as hell.

As their relationship heats up, Rafe decides to spend one last Christmas with his family before he tells them. When his little sister outs him to his siblings, they turn out to be fully supportive, and he takes heart—until he introduces Levlin to his father, who brutally dismisses both of them. Now Rafe must come to peace with his father’s rejection or risk losing Levlin—and all that he has become at Falcon Pointe—forever.

ISBN: 9781634770293

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7753

Reviewer: Cat

Review: This is the 3rd book of the series, and I will admit once I read the blurb, and the chapters posted at the end of the last book, I had my doubts if I was going to read it to not. It seemed so much like the previous one.  I was wrong and was glad I read it. It turns out Becoming Rafe is my favorite of this series.

Yes, it still is the same theme. A young Mormon man is coming to Falcon Pointe to find himself and experience being gay. Nephi (Rafe) Norton is a distant cousin to Bastien from book three.

The similarities end there. Rafe’s family doesn’t pressure him to go to church, or his he pressured by the Mormons in any way. This book is about his inner struggle of wanting to know what gay is and if he truly is. Rafe knows he likes men instead of women, but isn’t sure it’s worth giving up his family. He wants to have a relationship, hold hands with his true love, get married, and have his own family.

He meets his roommate Finn, and soon Finn has a boyfriend as well in Santi.  There is some of their story in here as well.

Rafe does his makeover and goes out with Finn and Santi where he finds himself in a back room with a stranger. Luckily he is saved by a sexy man with a Scottish brogue and his friends.  Levlin and Rafe become close friends.

This was the second thing I liked so much. The slow build up of friends to more with Levlin and Rafe. Levlin was so good in supporting Rafe, not pressing him for sex when he knew that even though he was gay that he wanted to save himself.

All in all, Becoming Rafe is about finding oneself, coming out, inner struggles, friendships, college life, and a beautiful friends to lovers romance.

If you are going to read only one of this series, I suggest this one (though it helps to know the other characters by reading the others.)

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