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Sweetwater by Lisa Henry ~ Audiobook

Lisa Henry - Sweetwater Cover AudioTitle: Sweetwater

Author: Lisa Henry

Genre: Historical Old West

Narrator: Dorian Bane

Length: 7 hrs 35 min

Publisher: Riptide (5th August 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Narration: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Wyoming Territory, 1870.

Elijah Carter is afflicted. Most of the townsfolk of South Pass City treat him as a simpleton because he’s deaf, but that’s not his only problem. Something in Elijah runs contrary to nature and to God. Something that Elijah desperately tries to keep hidden.

Harlan Crane, owner of the Empire saloon, knows Elijah for what he is – and for all the ungodly things he wants. But Crane isn’t the only one. Grady Mullins desires Elijah too, but unlike Crane, he refuses to push the kid.

When violence shatters Elijah’s world, he is caught between two very different men and two devastating urges: revenge, and despair. In a boomtown teetering on the edge of a bust, Elijah must face what it means to be a man in control of his own destiny, and choose a course that might end his life…or truly begin it for the very first time.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK

Reviewer: Gigi

Review: Sweetwater is anything but sweet, ending with a gut wrenching violent streak, sexual abuse, questionable consent, and a happy for now ending. If you like your reading gritty, a true harsh reality and your lovers dark and brooding, here you go! Lots of BDSM content, and did I mention violence. Sweetwater made even me a bit squeamish. 

Sweetwater is probably a pretty accurate description of the life of an orphaned kid who parents died of disease on the wagon train out, taken in by the Doctor who saved his life, raised by a cruel community who believed him to be simple, Elijah is actually a very complicated individual who is trying to figure himself and his sexuality out. 

Elijah takes what he can get when it comes to his sexual attraction ad developing kinks. Violence and criminal activity push him into the hands of the kingpin in town, that is until a mysterious cowboy comes to town as part of the cattle rusting ring the town is aiding. 

I do really enjoy a little kink, some heavy handedness, and aggressive dominant sexual scenes, there’s plenty of that. But there is so much violence and truly questionable rape scenarios that are not balanced out enough with a protected/loved place for Eli for me. Too violent, too sad, and too unstable. Maybe I need more warm and fuzzy at the end of a violent sad journey. 

The narration is very good, the writing is actually excellent, and if you like dark and dirty, this is the book for you!

Pulling Leather by L.C. Chase Audiobook

L.C. Chase - Pulling Leather audio CoverTitle: Pulling Leather

Series: Pickup Men, Book 3

Author: L.C. Chase 

Narrator:  Dorian Bane

Genre: Contemporary, Rodeo, Cowboys

Length: 6 hrs

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (24th March 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: The toughest ride of his life is all in his head.

Bull rider Scott Gillard has a reputation for quick fists and harsh words. What no one knows is where that anger comes from. After a shocking incident sends him into a tailspin, he knows he needs help: he’s been fighting a battle he could never win. Now he’s trying to navigate a new life and embrace his true self, but some days are easier than others.

Pickup man Cory Ackerson has suffered his share of harassment, but his light still burns bright. He doesn’t let anything or anyone keep him down, so when he meets the rugged cowboy with a battered chip on his shoulder and regret in his dark eyes, all he wants to do is help.

As their unlikely friendship grows into something deeper, Scott must overcome his past to be the man Cory deserves, or lose his best chance at his own happily ever after.

Product Link: http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Pulling-Leather-Audiobook/B01DCNUPKG

Reviewer: Cat

Review: This book is part of a series and is best read/listened to in order.

Scott is struggling not only with his part in what happened to Tripp but his own sexuality. With the help of his dear friend and beard Brandy he has made some decisions. First: to confront Tripp and Marty. Tripp gets him to work in the LGBT rodeo circuit helping him train bull riders and to perhaps work back into getting ready to ride himself again after being out of the rodeo for over 2 years.

When Scott meets Cory, a sweet pickup man that battles harassment but still holds his own and never seems down. They develop a fast friendship. Scott soon feels more but isn’t quite ready to deal with it yet.

I have been waiting for Scott’s story. He was the man you loved to hate through the entire series so far. Now to see why he was so angry and full of hate was intriguing. I liked that there was so much going on here. I liked finding out why Scott had a thing against being gay and that he faced that as well as Tripp and Marty.  I liked the slow burn between Scott and Cory and the friends to lovers plot.

Dorian Bane is a great choice of narrator for this series. He has a deep rustic voice for Scott, yet he was able to pull off Cory’s sweeter, softer voice as well. He makes it easy to follow all the characters and pulls you deep into the story.

If you like rodeos, pickup men, coming out, friend to lovers and second chances (at friendships and other relationships) you will love this!

This is a book three in the series You can read or listen as a standalone as the backstory is worked in well but I highly recommend reading (or listening to the other two books first.) If you like cowboys, you won’t be sorry!

Base Instincts by Larissa Ione ~ Audiobook

61EKHQjPDBL._AA300_Title: Base Instincts

Series: Demonica/Lords of Deliverance, # 11.6

Author: Larissa Ione

Narrator: Dorian Bane

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: 5 hours and 3 minutes

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (April 4th, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Narration: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  As a Seminus demon, Raze’s life literally depends on having sex with females. The problem is that he doesn’t desire females, and it’s physically impossible for him to be with males. Thankfully, he and his best friend, Fayle, have an arrangement that keeps him alive…if lonely. He finds some solace in his work as a medic at Thirst, a vampire club known for its rough clientele. But his carefully structured world turns upside down when he meets a mysterious male who makes him want what he can never have.

Slake is an assassin used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Raze. But he also wants to earn back the soul he sold when he was a much different demon. All he has to do is capture a runaway succubus named Fayle and hand her over to her family. What he doesn’t count on is being caught himself by a web of lies – and his attraction to Raze.

Raze and Slake must navigate a dangerous world to be together. But as Fayle’s jealousy of their relationship turns deadly, they find themselves embroiled in a battle not only for their love, but their lives and souls.

©2015 Larissa Ione (P) 2016 Riptide Publishing

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


Reviewer: Gigi

Review: First I must confess, I really truly enjoy the Demonica series by Larissa Ione, is was one of a handful of series I enjoyed before climbing on board the m/m romance train and rarely ever departing. I am thrilled when my favorite het romance authors include m/m in their stables and do it rather well. Once big name author was a little bit of a disappointment but I think Larissa gets it right!

Of course I always have fun with her names. I mean…Raze and Slake, Fayle of all names! But truly the vampire girl becoming a parasitic relationship rather than a symbiotic one, the emotional blackmail, the realization Raze can have all he hoped for…..only to realize the man of his dreams has sold his soul. What a wonderful dramatic plot!

The heat of course is very well done, I may be a depraved reader, but after suffering for so long, I just wish there was more Raze/Slake love scenes included. But alas, this is a short to medium length story and I can be grateful this author does create much deeper plots for me to enjoy!

I thoroughly enjoyed visits from many of my favorite characters from previous books in the Demonica series, but perhaps my favorite is from the side hero of this story! His wonderful dark humor is a riot! I won’t’ give away much more about this because it would be a super spoiler, but I think you’ll agree with me when you get to it, this element of the story adds so much!

The big plot twist, the surprise element that makes everything work between Raze and Slake…that is a wonderful and very interesting viewpoint. I can’t say more, because again, spoiler.

Dorian Bane does a wonderful job giving depth and a thrill to each character’s voice, excellent ratings for him. The chase, the drama, the sexy times, the humor…it all combines in Base Instincts to create a wonderfully entertaining story.

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

Let It Ride by L.C. Chase ~ Audiobook

51O9kZ35UTL._SL300_Title: Let it Ride
Series: Pickup Men, #2
Author: L.C. Chase
Narrator: Dorian Bane
Genre: Contemporary/ Western
Length: 5 hours and 53 minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (2-10-2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: New York City transplant Eric Palmer grew up in foster care. While he always had a roof over his head, he never felt love or a sense of belonging…until he joined the California rodeo circuit as a paramedic and found a band of brothers who took him in as one of their own. Now, one in particular is making Eric’s pulse race.

Product Link(s): http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Let-It-Ride-Audiobook/B01BLP6GZ0

http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/let-it-ride-pickup-men-2 (eBook)


Reviewer: Cat

Review: Romance. Angst. Happy Endings. Oh I nearly forgot…sexy cowboys and hot paramedics.

Ever since meeting Eric, Bridge has questioned his feelings. Finally, he can’t take it anymore and finally approaches Eric. Eric reciprocates his desires but his past keeps him from letting go. Whose heart will get broken?

I have read this series so I am already familiar with the books. This is book two, though you may be able to read as a standalone…I suggest reading in order so you get a bit more background on both Bridge and Eric.

I think I could listen I Dorian Bane all day every day. His voice is so rich; a perfect cowboy voice, yet he was able to drop an octave for Marty and even do a cool accent for Eric. The regular narration is hot, but let me tell you his reading of the sex scenes will set you on fire. I think we need a fireman tossed in here with our paramedic!

If you like sexy cowboys, paramedics, gay for you, an all over sweet romance, with some scorching hot sex-scenes ,this is a must read.

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

Pickup Men by L.C. Chase ~ Audiobook

61m48YVEP5L._SL300_Title: Pickup Men
Series: Pickup Men #1
Author: L.C. Chase
Narrator: Dorian Bane
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 4 hours and 54 minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (November 16th,  2015)
Heat Level:Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: 2014 Lambda Literary Award Nominee: Gay Romance

It takes a pissed-off Brahma bull named Shockwave to show rodeo pickup man Marty Fairgrave the cold hard truth about champion bull rider Tripp Colby: Tripp will never leave the safety of his closet or acknowledge Marty in public. Sometimes loving someone just isn’t enough, and after a year of hiding what they are, Marty finally sees the light – and it’s no longer shining on Tripp.

Tripp Colby would do anything for Marty. Well…almost. He’s never loved anyone before and isn’t quite sure how to handle it now. But he knows Marty is his everything, and to win him back, Tripp will have to overcome his darkest fears and step into the light.
But no matter Tripp’s intentions, the cost might be too high and the effort too late for these two cowboys to ride off into the sunset.

Product Link: http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Pickup-Men-Audiobook/B017Y037W6/

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Pick up men is a story of denial, true love, love conquers all, homophobia and best of all hot, sexy cowboys.

Marty and Tripp have been secretly seeing each other for about a year. When Marty is severely injured, and Tripp doesn’t even come over to check on him as he lays there crumpled in the dirt, Marty starts to rethink their relationship. Tripp was scared and wanted to run to Marty, but too many things in his head stop him. Will Tripp finally accept that he is gay and cone out to save his relationship before it is too late? Can Tripp accept the consequences of coming out??

I loved reading this book, but I have to say I think I loved this performance even more. Dorian has a smooth, mesmerizing voice. He hits all the inflections perfectly giving excitement, drama and humor to the story. I liked how he changed his voice enough that each character had a life of his own. He also has a deep timber that when reading the sexual parts was so sensual and sexy.

I started this in the afternoon and couldn’t shut it off it was so good and I already had read the story so I knew how it went and ended!

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