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Mate for Sale by Marcy Jacks

Marcy Jacks - Mate For Sale CoverTitle: Mate For Sale

Series: Mate For Sale # 1

Author: Marcy Jacks

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Novella (93pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (March 3, 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: After Andy Lapin’s brother falsely accused him of theft, he was taken away to do his time. Luckily, the crime is petty, and he can get out by selling himself to an alpha who needs a temporary mate for breeding. The only problem is that he actually has no choice in the matter, and the alpha is already here to collect what’s his.

Istvaughn Kristoff is at an age where he should be producing pups, heirs who will take over the pack when he’s gone, and he needs a human to drink his blood and act as his mate so he can get them. Only humans can carry shifter babies, but the problem is they often die when doing so. Still, Vaughn is willing to pay good money for Andy to take the risk, even if Vaughn is risking that his children end up with terrible red hair.

What he doesn’t expect is the instant attraction that hits him—or wanting this human so badly.

But surely it’s just a normal attraction. He can’t possibly have a natural mating with this human…could he?

ISBN: 978-1-68295-929-9

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/mate-for-sale

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Falsely accused of theft Andy is put in a program to breed with the highest bidder. He is sold to Alpha Vaughn. Vaughn has no intentions of getting close to Andy as humans are the only ones who can have shifters children and usually die in childbirth. Unbeknown to him fate has other plans in store for him.

It’s a great beginning to the series as we see how cold Vaughn is toward Andy. I’m actually surprised Andy stayed as I would not have. I loved Andy. He was so sweet and innocent. I just wanted to hug him as the story progressed.

Highly recommended.

Power by Maggie Walsh

Maggie Walsh - Power CoverTitle: Power

Series: The Angel Pack #11

Author: Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (253 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (October 19, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Sage is a wolf shifter with a dark past he keeps secret. A year ago, a strange tattoo appeared on his wrist. Researching its meaning, he finds that it is the symbol of the most powerful witches in black magic. Sage worries that if this magic claims him he will become evil. So, to protect his family, Sage flees.

Slade is a vampire with special abilities. When he is sent out to locate Maddy’s twin, Slade never expects to find him in Sanctuary. What surprises him even more is finding out that Maddy’s twin, Sage, is his mate.

Sage had been in hiding for years from a man who kept him captive, but now that he is back on the run, he worries that Francis will find him and enslave him again. When Slade and Sage’s family discover who Francis really is, they know they have to act fast to find Sage before his twenty-first birthday—only a week away—or risk losing him forever. 

ISBN: 978-1-68295-562-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/power

Reviewer: Lisa

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

It has been sometime since I have read this series, and I realize just how much I missed them.  The characters are a blast to read about and so much damn fun.  There is always action, suspense, danger and some hot situations that these guys get into.  Not to mention hot sex, but I will leave that up to your imagination.  These stories always catch my attention and it never waivers until the very end.  It just seems to flow at the right pace for me.

Sage started getting his powers at the age of five years old.  He just had no clue what was going on.  Then he shifted into a wolf, and that just freaked him out more.  So when the tri symbol showed up on his arm, he researched it and ran from his grandmother for fear of hurting her.  He didn’t know the true meaning though, just what he read.  He ran until he came across a man so evil that it would take all he had to escape. For two years he was doing it and working the Angel Pack.  Now they have figured out what he was and he runs.

Slade is a vampire that can walk in the sun, but that is not all he is.  He comes to see what the problem is, and finds his little mate.  Those who are evil are hunting him down, and Slade must get to him to protect him.  The whole pack is on the move, for when Sage turns twenty-one the powers that be will strengthen.  Now for more, you are just going to have to read the book.

This is one of the best series that I have come across in a long time.  It is so action packed that I was on the edge of my seat throughout it all.  I have to admit though that the amount of characters that are in this, that at some points it does get confusing with who they are.  However it doesn’t’ take away from the story at all.  I can’t wait to get started reading the next book.  What a story it is!

Shy Guys Finish First by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Shy Guys Finish First CoverTitle: Shy Guys Finish First

Series: Cade Creek #13

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (March 23, 2017)

Length: Novella (112 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Cory James went to the city for a small vacation. He never expected to come home with a family. After trying to rescue a man being attacked, and then having to be rescued himself, Cory was pretty sure his vacation had tanked. But the man he tried to rescue turns out to be the answer to every dream Cory ever had. Now, if they could just keep danger from finding them again, they might find happiness.

Moose Fletcher hated violence until the sweetest man he had ever seen tries to save him, and Moose was forced to rescue him. But as he got to know Cory, he realized he was the one being rescued. When unexpected dangers force Moose to flee with Cory, saving his family becomes more important than avoiding violence. But will the cost be his happiness?

ISBN:  978-1-64010-281-1

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/shy-guys-finish-first

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Cade Creek Series 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 story that you could lose yourself into, and Stormy is that author for me. The world she creates are unique, enticing and downright drool worthy. I love how the characters not only stand up for those they love but they don’t back down when someone is in trouble. They have a serious tone to them but there is just a hint of humor to make them perfect for me. 

Moose was six foot nine and had a heart of gold.  Forced to cage fight by his father has left him wishing for a way out.  Then one night, his little brother helped him to escape.  When his older brother found him, it was a sweet and very sexy little man who saved him, or I should say tried to.  Cory was that sweet and sexy little man, who lived in Cade Creek.  It would be the perfect place to live, and then another surprise landed in their laps.  Well if you want to know that surprise, you’re going to have to read the book.

This author’s stories 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 
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 romance.

I can honestly tell you that this is 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. When Stormy puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun. 

Like A Love Story by Frey Ortega

Frey Ortega - Like A Love Story CoverTitle: Like A Love Story

Series: Camden Cove 01

Author: Frey Ortega

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (39K words)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (26th January 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Seth Stanford has had a pretty easy life for the past quarter of a century. But he’s never quite fallen out of love with Hunter Rodriguez, his first crush—and his older brother’s best friend.

Seth isn’t idealizing a picture-perfect version of Hunter in his head. Seth knows all about the pros and cons of dating Hunter. But all of that changes when, one day, Hunter asks him out.

Maybe it has to do with the people around them meddling in their love life. Maybe it was Fate.

Seth just knows that whatever is happening between him and Hunter feels too much like a love story, and he’s just waiting for the other shoe to drop. The fact is, this all feels just a little bit too fast and too much for him, and he doesn’t know what to do.

Will he accept his happily ever after, or will Seth’s worrying ruin his chance at happiness? 

ISBN: 978-1-68295-821-6

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/like-a-love-story

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Like A Love Story is a super sweet story that would have you going into a diabetic coma – and totally the type of sappy story that I love to read. Number one, Frey Ortega is a go-to on my Siren Publishing authors list. I like the writing – the style and the pace of all the author’s books is definitely an attraction. However, secondly, and most importantly this is the type of story which has a massive draw to me because I can’t resist a love story between a guy and his brother’s best friend, who in this case had left their small town home.

The story is about Seth Standford. His life appears to be in a bit of a slump, though he doesn’t see it that way. Seth lives in his parent’s basement playing games in his spare time. He’s become a bit of a hermit, something that everyone around him worries about more than himself. Seth enjoys his online friends and his family is enough contact he needs at the moment. But then he hears the news that his secret crush – Hunter Rodriguez – his brother’s best friend, is coming back to visit their small town of Camden Cove.

The Standford’s and the Rodriguez’s seem to be well to do upper crust of the local society, and add in the fact that Seth’s brother is the mayor, it’s the start of a clique group. When Seth’s brother is sent to hospital after being hit by a drunk driver, this clique gets planning when they discover that Seth doesn’t hate Hunter, but likes him. When Hunter does return he doesn’t need much pushing in Seth’s direction – at first it felt a bit shallow but it does quickly develop into something more.

There is a small dose of drama, which I have to admit that I saw coming a mile away. Nonetheless, it gave the story the little bit of a kick it needed to get Seth and Hunter to the end of HEA. Seriously can’t wait for the next installment! Here’s me hoping to read the story of Seth’s brother (the town mayor) and Hunter’s boss (a millionaire looking to invest in the town).

Wise Wolf and His Colorful Coywolf by Susan Laine

Susan Laine - Wise Wolf and His Colorful Coywolf Cover Title: Wise Wolf and His Colorful Coywolf

Series: Pariah Pack #5

Author: Susan Laine

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (119 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (March 7, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Randy Walker has issues. He’s a lone coywolf in a group of wolves, he’s an Omega in a pack that already has one, and his past abuse complicates matters. He’s nineteen, but his mate is a century old. He’s uneducated, but his mate is a scholar. And he’s recently rediscovered his sense of smell, only now it seems to be malfunctioning.

Kade Colton is the Zeta of his pack, a historian, and a chronicler. Two months ago, he found his mate and started teaching him lessons. They bond over a shared passion of learning. Then, former members of the pack who left during a crisis return. This causes schisms in the ranks. One is the Tau, a spiritualist Kade despises. And in the adjacent national park, a rogue coywolf pack tempts Randy to join them and be with his own kind.

With so many obstacles in the way, can Randy and Kade have their happily ever after? 

ISBN: 978-1-64010-016-9

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/wise-wolf-and-his-colorful-coywolf

Reviewer: Lisa

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

I felt that this one started in the middle of the story and not at the beginning.  You walk into it knowing who was who and where each one belongs also.  There were no surprise gasp or suspense to it.  Also what was different was this author added in some extra roles into a wolf pack, that you would not normally find anywhere else.  Now I am not saying that it is a bad thing, but a bit off to me.  

Kade is the Zeta and Randy is an omega.  The difference is Kade is a wolf and Randy is a coywolf, a mixture between coyote and wolf.  Kade is also a bit older then Randy and teaches the pack life to others, and is in fact teaching Randy the history since he missed out on so much with his last pack.  He is also his mate.

Randy is nineteen and seems to have a good head on his shoulders.  He doesn’t understand many of what has happened and has been abused before.  Then the packs deserters show up and one is looking to cause trouble.  Want to know more, read the book.

Now I wasn’t too sure about the all-female coywolves that showed up, and didn’t much care for it.  I can see how she could be of help, but really she was off to me.  Then the tau, well it really didn’t make any sense to me at all.  Why not just call him a medicine man, and let the reader get the full effect.  Added unusual words do not make a story better, just drove me nuts.  Also the pack dynamics drove me crazy as well.  The whole book felt off and a bit twisted to me.  I don’t know what was missing but I hate to admit that this story just didn’t rock my world at all.  

Masquerade by Maggie Walsh

Maggie Walsh - Masquerade CoverTitle: Masquerade

Series: The Angel Pack 13

Author: Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (198 Pages)

Publisher:  Siren Publishing (February 23, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When Xavier Angel meets his mate, he is ecstatic, but the closer he gets to Liam, the more ill he becomes. When this mysterious illness threatens Xavier’s life, causing him to almost die, Liam discovers what is wrong with Xavier. His heart breaks knowing he will never be able to have his mate—because to do so would cost Xavier his life.

To try to stop this unknown force keeping them apart, Xavier and Liam must travel back to Xavier’s birth pack in search of a wicked omega who may be the only one able to help them. But their only chance at happiness and love turns out to be the very thing that caused it.

Xavier will do whatever he has to in order to claim his man, but will it be enough? Will they be able to stop this great evil and save Xavier?

Or will their love be the one thing that kills them? 

ISBN: 978-1-64010-010-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/masquerade-walsh

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Action pack, suspenseful, danger surrounding them, some very hot sex, kinky characters are just a bit of what you get with this book.  I am telling you that the pace is perfect, and the guys are protective as hell.  I have never come across a series that has so much to offer then this series.  It has been awhile since I have read one of these books and in the last 2 days that is all I have been doing with them, reading all night long.  I love the world that was created and the way it just flows off the pages makes it feel like you are right there with them.  Noah of course is my ultimate favorite little guy.  So damn sweet and let’s not forget sexy as hell.  However this book gives you two new guys who are mates, but there is some bad mojo in the way.

Xavier has a thing about big men and it usually doesn’t go the way he wants it to though.  So when he finds his mate, damn the man is hot.  That is until he finds out that Liam was once as evil as you can guess. Reborn he is now fae, but for some reason Xavier just can’t get over the other.  Not to mention when he gets closer or thinks about him, pain is all he gets.  Something is going on.

Liam has always wanted his mate but didn’t know why his mate hated him so.  Then the truth comes out and he must go back to Xavier’s pack to fix what has happened.  However here comes the twist, well you are just going to have to read this book to find that out.

I have never had so much fun reading, following and just jumping for these guys.  Hot is just one word to give them, and the way they are with each other is another plus.  The guys just seemed to work perfect with each other, and our sexy new couple is an added bonus to the group.  Not that they are new to the group but to the love fest. 

I had a lot of fun reading this and look forward to another winning book from this amazing author.

Hot Mess 04 by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Hot Mess 4 CoverTitle: Hot Mess 4

Series: Hot Mess 04

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Contemporary 

Length: Novella (168 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (March 9, 2017)   

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Lany
I had once thought that my life was the comic relief for the universe. Today, I was positive I had been right in my line of thinking. It was the only way to explain how I ended up sitting on the floor of my favorite Thai restaurant, surrounded by armed men and hostages.
It was my anniversary after all.

Salvador
I wanted to go to Lany the moment I stepped into the Thai Rose and saw him kneeling on the floor next to Eddie, but dealing with the people threatening him with guns came first. I didn’t want him in the line of fire if trouble started. Of course, knowing Lany’s luck, just being on the same city block put him in the line of fire.
He was a hot mess.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-210-1

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/hot-mess-4

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Hot Mess collection features our very own sexy duo, Lany and Sal. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.   

I came across Stormy Glenn a few years ago and have been amazed by her stories.  I am always on the lookout for when she has a new one coming out.  Now I have to admit that I am not a fan of all her stories, but this series rocks.  I love the characters quite a bit and they are probably the only couple that I can read in different books. I have never been a fan of the same character in multiple books.  For some reason they just get boring and dull, but Lany never could do that.

Once again it is our fascinating duo’s anniversary coming up.  However this time Lany is not taking any chances.  However for Lany trouble always seems to find him.  Thank goodness for his sexy swat husband coming to the rescue.  Although I am not sure of the elephant, he might have asked for that one.  

It is a very entertaining tale that just keeps giving me laughter.  It is the perfect story to brighten your day and let’s face it there is nothing hotter than a man with a gun, well one on the right side that is.  He has the bad boy looks, a fierce love for Lany, speaks sexy Italian and can’t cook.  What more could a guy ask for.  Well let’s see hostage situations, the mob saving the day, a sexy cop, two best friends and a couple of cute baby girls.  

I love reading this series and cannot wait to see what trouble Lany gets into next.  I would definitely recommend reading this series.  Trust me you will get a kick out of it.

Mended by Olivia Black

Olivia Black - Mended CoverTitle: Mended

Series: Federal Paranormal Agency #9

Author: Olivia Black

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (134 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (November 18, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: You have to be the best to go to war with the worst. That’s the motto the agents of the Federal Paranormal Agency live by. They hunt down rogues and deliver justice to those that break the law. They are the enforcers of the paranormal world.

Max Lumeria is a snake shifter with the FPA. When the International Criminal Investigation Unit calls and asks for help, Max gets on a plane to London. He’s excited to work with the unit, a group of agents that solve cross-border crimes in Europe. As soon as his plane lands, Max is given the task of assuming the identity of Patryk Walicki, a member of the ICIU.

Tommy McConnell was a detective in Northern Ireland before being recruited to join the ICIU. He isn’t exactly thrilled when Max is brought in to pose as one of their own. But, after spending some time with Max, Tommy quickly realizes that he likes the shifter.

Even though Max is drawn to Tommy, he’s still cautious. This human is special because he might be Max’s second chance at having a mate.  

ISBN:  978-1-78651-470-7    

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/mended

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Federal Paranormal Agency collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This is actually Branched off from her Silver Bullet series so I would suggest starting with that series first.

Max lost his mate some time ago in the war, from that point on he lost himself into the bodies of others.  It didn’t however bring him pleasure but made him miss his mate.  Then he was sent to find out what truly happened to a member of the ICIU.  He had not expected to find another mate.

Tommy was a detective for Northern Ireland before being recruited to the ICIU.  They are paired up in more than one way.  Neither might be ready for the answers of what happened but damn their mating might just rock.  If you want to know what really happened, read the book.

I had a blast reading this story however it just felt a bit off. Not enough to make me not like the story but it just felt a bit rushed. Other than that issue, 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.

Maxi’s Glass Heart by Maggie Walsh

Maggie Walsh - Maxi's Glass Heart CoverTitle: Maxi’s Glass Heart

Series:  Sanctuary 01

Author: Maggie Walsh

Genre: Ménage, Paranormal

Length: Novella (153 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (February 9, 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Maxi is a small shifter who has come to Sanctuary in hopes of starting a new life and to find his mates. He is happily surprised when, on the same day, he meets both of his mates: Valor, a very large, sexy fae warrior, and Travis, a gorgeous wolf shifter who is a trainee at the facility in Sanctuary.  

One passionate night together turns out to be a moment of pain for Maxi. Once his mates are done having their fun with him, they immediately take off without giving Maxi a second thought. After a week away, Valor and Travis return from a mission to try to talk to Maxi and apologize for leaving him, but they find that Maxi is not receptive to what they have to say. Maxi takes off, and Valor and Travis follow him.

But they are both confused when they find him and realize Maxi has no memory of them…

Note: This book contains double penetration.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-882-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/maxis-glass-heart

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I have yet to read the angel pack series that this series is connected to. But after reading this book I will read them as soon as possible. I loved this story. It was full of misunderstandings and heartbreak as well as love and changing the way someone treats others. Maxi wants to find his mates as well as stay away from the trouble that is following him. He is happy in sanctuary and meets Valor, a fae warrior and Travis, a wolf shifter, who is training to achieve his goal of becoming something more than what everyone else expects.

After a hot encounter between the three Travis and Valor do something that had me shaking my head in disgust. They both rush out the door right after as they’re summoned for a mission. They do not even bother to say goodbye to Maxi or reassure him that he is more to them than a one night stand. Maxi is heartbroken and vows never again. 

Really great story with the right amount of anger, love, suspense and I especially loved the way Travis and Valor grovelled to Maxi, and as well they should have. The mystery part of the book was outstanding.

I loved everything. Highly recommended.

Boston Bauble Party by Susan Laine

Susan Laine - Boston Bauble Party CoverTitle:  Boston Bauble Party

Author: Susan Laine

Genre: Contemporary, Ménage, Erotic

Length: Novella (106pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (28th June 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Liam feels sorely inadequate below the belt. To cheer him up, his roommate and best friend Troy scores for them a special invite to an exclusive and hush-hush Bauble Party held in a classy mansion in one of Boston’s upscale districts. When Liam discovers what the fancy soirée is actually about, he gets nervous and insecure, and wants to leave. Troy convinces him to stay by introducing him to Burton, a wealthy, self-made, clean-tech tycoon—who is also an experienced Dom befitting Liam’s submissive tendencies. It seems Liam and Burton are a match made in kink heaven. But where does that leave Troy with his secret and unrequited love for Liam? Perhaps an unusual party is exactly what these three men with big hearts need in order to learn that size isn’t everything and that they are better off with each other than without.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-367-9

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/boston-bauble-party

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I feel I need to write some sort of disclaimer on this one.

If it’s romance you’re after, then this probably isn’t the book for. If you like to read about a sexually explicit night at a sex party, then this is the book for you. I love Susan Laine’s writing and have enjoyed most of her books. To some extent I also enjoyed this one, but for me this is something that you really need to be in the mood for since it is high on the sex and low on the romance.

Best friends Liam and Troy are heading off to an invite only sex party, which Troy is adamant that Liam needs to attend. Liam has major self esteem issues because of how his body looks “below the belt”, a.k.a. his balls, and is willing to go as far as considering cosmetic surgery. Troy, who secretly loves his friend, doesn’t want Liam to mar his perfect body. That is why he is taking Liam to a “bauble party” to meet Burton. Burton himself explains that saying bauble party is much better than hearing teabagging party. Burton has his own imperfections, which makes his particular kink difficult to indulge – until Troy presents the perfect solution in Liam. What ensues is a really kinky three-way.

The romantic in me would have liked fewer details on the sex and would have loved to know about threesome beyond their night together. There is talk of them trying to make a three way relationship work, I just would have liked to have seen it, or had an epilogue to give me a glimpse into possibilities.

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.   

Midnight Romance by A.M. Halford

A.M. Halford - Midnight Romance CoverTitle: Midnight Romance

Series: Itayu Lake #5

Author: A.M. Halford

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (115 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing  (November 16, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Adriano has left his coven seeking solace away from the city life—and his cheating ex-boyfriend, Lyle. He comes to Itáyu Lake and discovers a complication he never wanted: Ignacio. Though he never wished to find his mate, Adriano isn’t dumb enough to ignore fate.

Ignacio was getting tired of waiting. After months of waiting on this lake, his mate still hadn’t showed. A full moon night changes that when Adriano literally drops from the sky and into his arms. He realizes he’s got a lot of work to do to convince his mate they belong together, but he’s willing to do it.

Instantly, sparks fly between the two. Their relationship is complicated when Adriano’s past follows him to Itáyu. In the middle of all this, Hunters have returned to figure out what happened to Butch and what is really going on at Spirit Valley and Itáyu Lake. When Ignacio and Adriano get involved, things turn dangerous—for both sides. 

ISBN: 978-1-68295-598-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/midnight-romance

Reviewer: Lisa

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

 It has been sometime between books and have forgotten how much I truly enjoyed this series.  When a new book comes in, I usually go back and read the series once more to get caught up and sure enough I still found it quite enjoyable.  The play of emotions, the quirky characters and the dangers of hunters are just a bit of what you get into with this book.

Adriano has been dating Lyle for close to eighteen months, but bringing a twink to their bed was the last straw.  So he leaves his coven and almost ends up pancaked or fried.  Yes you have guessed it our sexy man is a vampire.  Thankfully his mate saves his butt and is about to have a fun time.  That is until his goofball ex shows up. 

Ignacio has wanted his mate for some time, and would you look at that.  He just falls from the sky.  However his mate hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to mates.  His father and mother ended their marriage when his father found his mate, and it didn’t go as planned.  So he never really looked for his.  Now Ignacio has to show him just how much fun a mate really is.  That is while dealing with hunters and Lyle, of course if you want to know more you’re going to have to read the book.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.

I enjoyed this story and the play between the characters.  They are a blast to read about and I cannot wait for the next book to come out.  I just hope it is not a really long wait.  Although I was late finding this one so I am off to go check the book store.  It is a fun story and I can guarantee that you will have fun reading it.

Bootilicious by Shea Balik

Shea Balik - Bootilicious CoverTitle: Bootilicious

Series: Cedar Falls #17

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (156 Pages)  

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Inc. (November 30, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  From the moment ex-SAS officer Vicar Hunt met ex-Delta Force officer Lucian Frost, they couldn’t deny their instant attraction. Well, Lucian wasn’t about to deny it—Vicar, on the other hand, wanted to run as far as he could in the opposite direction. Why he ever thought he could fit in around others after all he’d experienced was asinine on his part. A mistake he never planned on making again, if he could just get to the safety of his home.

Lucian stared after the beauty that had run from his shop, Bootilicious, as if the hounds of hell were chasing him. Up until that moment, Lucian had never realized he’d wanted a man in his life. Since entering the military at eighteen, he’d been perfectly content with one-night stands, not having the time for anything more permanent. Now that he’d met Vicar, however, Lucian found himself more than ready to settle down.

Too bad Vicar didn’t feel the same.

Then again, Lucian always did like a challenge.  

ISBN: 978-1-68295-614-4

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/bootilicious

Reviewer: Lisa

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

I started reading romance stories at the age of twelve and was always intrigued by the worlds that authors can come up with. Then a few years ago I read my first gay romance and I decided that there was just something about them that I liked more. I, like many, have favorites that we always follow and Shea Balik is one of those authors for me. There is just something about the worlds that she creates that keeps me captivated throughout the whole entire book. So much so that when a new book comes out, I must always start reading the very first book that leads up to this one.

I love how there is a serious tone to it, but that it is equally matched with humor. I can’t stand a book that has no humor in it, I would rather be laughing then just sitting there.  And when you put Jesse and the others in the mix, well you know what crazy stuff is about to come.

Bigfoot is at it again, or so Jesse claims.  Now his friends are lost in the woods looking for him.  When that happens you send in an expert.  Vicar is a moody young man who has lost quite a bit and he stays away from people if he can.  That is until Jesse gets his hands on him.  Then he meets the perfect man for him, but what does he do, he runs.

Lucian can tell from the moment that he met Vicar, that the man was his.  He also knows a wounded soul who needs help and he can provide that.  Now all he has to do is to get the man to stay in one place long enough to claim him. 

To me there is nothing better than a good romance. I love them especially when there are some gorgeous men in some kinky situations. I also love how some of our men come in damaged and the guys will all gang up on him to help him.  You can’t say that Jesse and his group don’t love those around them, because they show it in many ways.  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. When Shea puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun. 

At Heaven’s Gate by Jools Louise

Jools Louise - At Heaven's Gate CoverTitle: At Heaven’s Gate

Series:  Spirit of Sage # 5

Author: Jools Louise

Genre: Contemporary, Ménage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Western/Cowboys

Length: Novella (133 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (January 23, 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Aston has spent 25 years in prison, after a vicious cult attacked his parents, Herb and Kim. He was arrested for defending them and sent to a hell thousands of miles away from his home. Returning to Sage, Wyoming he finds that his parents are now dead, murdered after a deadly explosion, the town is being rebuilt…and twin sex kitten shifters who turn out to be his mates.  

Kieran and Kevin, having had their own dealings with the cult, are ready to settle down with their sexy mate…and begin the seduction of their wary stud.

After years of misery, Aston finds himself at Heaven’s gate, but is he ready to take the plunge and accept his gorgeous blond bombshells? Kevin and his twin certainly think so, and soon have their badass beau just where they want him. But will their love and affection be enough to help chase the demons away and heal the lingering pain?

Note: This book contains double penetration.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-828-5

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/at-heavens-gate

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Such an emotional addition to the Spirit of Sage series. Aston is finally released from prison after serving twenty five years for murder. When he arrives at Sage he realizes things have changed and that his parents are gone. He meets sexy twins Kevin and Kieran. Those two are hard to resist but he gets off on the wrong foot with them.

Amid trying to start his life things he’s been through in prison come out. I bawled like a baby at the heinous things done to Aston while in prison. I hated the people who hurt and abused him. We find out that cult members were in the prison as well. As a result their devious deeds come to light. 

These three men have been through so much by this cult that it was a wonder they could still function and be around others at all. I admired their determination to live instead of giving up. I loved that they helped each other when memories became too much to handle and when other prisoners showed up to work who had hurt Aston. It made my heart sing when the crew helped Aston when the past came back to haunt him.

Emotional and yet healing this story packs a punch. Highly recommended.

Interspecies Public Relations Officer by Jo Penn

Jo Penn - Interspecies Public Relations Officer CoverTitle: Interspecies Public Relations Officer 

Series:  Milson Valley # 4

Author: Jo Penn

Genre: Ménage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal, Vampires/Werewolves

Length: Novella (136 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (October 19, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Wizard Tudor Masters was working toward leaving his old coven when he had the misfortune of overhearing a Senator conspiring against the Council. Going into hiding, he ends up at the Armstrong coven, where he runs into a gorgeous wolf who denies they’re mates, and a fae prince who saves Tudor from vampires.

Caspar Morgan is scouting locations to relocate his fae guild. What he finds is a gorgeous wolf shifter who, instead of happily claiming Cas, bolts in the other direction and denies that Cas (and a smart wizard in danger from three different factions) are his mates.

While Luka, a very uniquely gifted wolf, flirts and keeps his distance emotionally, Tudor remains quiet and watchful and smells like cinnamon and ice cream. Cas will protect his mates, wait them out, lust after both, and put up with Luka’s numerous friends and family members who feel it necessary to stick their noses in and cause more chaos than help.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-561-1

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/interspecies-public-relations-officer

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Luka, a very special wolf shifter is sent on a public relations task only to discover one of the new fae’s looking for properties is his mate. He runs as fast as he can away from him due to his wanting to remain single. Caspar, leader of the fae, is shocked to discover he has two mates. One, Tudor, a wizard, who is in danger from a deranged vampire and a senator wanting him dead. The other a wolf shifter, Luka,  who is a handful.

I loved this story. Each character had their own distinct personalities and flaws yet blended perfectly with each other. I love how this book sets up for future ones as there’s more than these three characters at play throughout. 

Fantastic read.