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Swift for the Sun by Karen Bovenmyer Cover Reveal, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Karen Bovenmyer popping in today with her upcoming debut novel Swift for the Sun, we have a brilliant guest post, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Swift for the Sun

by

Karen Bovenmyer

Benjamin Lector imagines himself a smuggler, a gun runner, and an all-around scoundrel. A preacher’s son turned criminal, first and foremost, he is a survivor.

When Benjamin is shipwrecked on Dread Island, fortune sends an unlikely savior—a blond savage who is everything Benjamin didn’t know he needed. Falling in love with Sun is easy. But pirates have come looking for the remains of Benjamin’s cargo, and they find their former slave, Sun, instead.

Held captive by the pirates, Benjamin learns the depths of Sun’s past and the horrors he endured and was forced to perpetrate. Together, they must not only escape, but prevent a shipment of weapons from making its way to rebellious colonists. Benjamin is determined to save the man he loves and ensure that a peaceful future together is never threatened again. To succeed might require the unthinkable—an altruistic sacrifice.

Release date: 27th March 2017

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Acting Up by John Inman

John Inman - Acting Up CoverTitle:  Acting Up

Author: John Inman

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 23, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: It’s not easy breaking into show biz. Especially when you aren’t exactly loaded with talent. But Malcolm Fox won’t let a little thing like that hold him back.

Actually, it isn’t the show-business part of his life that bothers him as much as the romantic part—or the lack thereof. At twenty-six, Malcolm has never been in love. He lives in San Diego with his roommate, Beth, another struggling actor, and each of them is just as unsuccessful as the other. While Malcolm toddles off to this audition and that, he ponders the lack of excitement in his life. The lack of purpose. The lack of a man.

Then Beth’s brother moves in.

Freshly imported from Missouri of all places, Cory Williams is a towering hunk of muscles and innocence, and Malcolm is gobsmacked by the sexiness of his new roomie from the start. When infatuation enters the picture, Malcolm knows he’s really in trouble. After all, Cory is straight!

ISBN: 978-1-63477-355-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/acting-up-by-john-inman-7918-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Malcolm has always wanted to work in show biz, so in between auditions he also works at the zoo.  He cracks me up.  His best friend and roommate, Beth is also a struggling actress.  Somehow they just make it all work.  That is until Beth lets him no her one and only darling brother is moving in.  Along with a big pit bull and a four foot snake.  Not Malcolm’s idea of fun, until he sees Beth’s brother.  Then he might just faint.  The poor boy has never been in love before and well let’s just wait and see what is to become of him.

Cory broke up with his girlfriend, well you will find out the true reason when you read the book.  He is a sexy young man from Missouri and wants to get into show biz like his sister.  These two are like smoking hot and are perfect for each other.  Now you add in Malcolm’s mom and this is one rocking book.  However you just have to read the book for more juicy information.  

I came across John Inman a few months back with one of his series, and from that moment on he has been one of my favorite contemporary writers.  His stories are just down right juicy and so damn funny.  This particular book had me laughing my ass off for hours afterwards.  Just thinking about Malcolm’s reaction to the snake was a blast.  They are so entertaining that your attention is caught from the moment you start reading this book and well I didn’t, no, I couldn’t take a break until I got to the end.  

I had quite a bit of fun with this book and would definitely love to hear more about this sexy couple.  Hell his mom was funny as hell, and damn I wish more mothers were like her.  The rats were a great touch to the story also.  Who would know Malcolm had such a big heart for the creatures, well at least for the rats.  The romance itself is super easy and just seemed to flow off the pages.  This is one book that I can guarantee will be read more than once.  Trust me; you have to read this book.

More Things in Heaven and Earth by Paul Comeau

Paul Comeau - More Things In Heaven and Earth CoverTitle: More Things in Heaven and Earth

Author: Paul Comeau

Genre: Vampires, Paranormal

Length: Novel (284 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 30, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When young Danny Crawford’s father and a priest conspire to subject him to conversion therapy, Danny only sees one way out. But little does Danny know he’ll soon have a sentinel watching from the darkness, a guardian angel in the most unlikely form imaginable.

Damien, a vampire, is inexplicably moved by Danny’s plight. He takes it upon himself to make sure Danny’s father and the priest can never hurt him again, giving Danny a chance at a normal life. As Danny grows up, Damien struggles to keep the boy—and later the young man—from harm. He does not dare go any further, no matter how much he wants to. To do so would ruin everything he’s tried to do for Danny. He doesn’t realize that as Danny embarks on a successful modeling career and begins dating, Danny feels empty, longing for something—or someone—just beyond his reach: a shadow, a presence he despairingly believes forever lost to him. 

When brutality and violence threaten Danny again, Damien must make a decision—risk revealing himself to Danny, or leave Danny to his fate..

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-136-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/more-things-in-heaven-and-earth-by-paul-comeau-7939-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Damien, a vampire, was turned while out one night while leaving the movie theater. He is arrogant, cruel at times and seems only to care about himself. After he was turned he had to learn everything himself as his maker left after the bite. During one of his night hunts, he meets Danny in a hospital. This meeting would change him forever.

Danny is sweet, shy, caring and kind. Unfortunately his father is a man’s man and does not tolerate a lot of things. When it comes out that Danny is gay all hell breaks loose in more ways than one. At the end of his rope with nowhere to turn Danny tries to kill himself.

I did not know quite what to expect when I started reading this story but I’m glad I did. Danny’s story was heart-breaking. I was so angry at so many characters throughout that had hurt him in some way that I wanted to harm them myself. I hated his father Frank. He seemed like a real piece of work.

Damien was the one who transformed the most as the story progressed. His back story shocked me. It seemed to me these two needed each other in ways the other didn’t know. I was glad Damien took it upon himself to make sure the ones who did physical harm to Danny paid for it. I really liked the interactions between Damien and Danny. I liked even more that even though he had feelings for him, Damien “left”, he was still around but Danny never saw him, to let Danny live his life until he was older.

The religious aspect of the book had me upset at times as I’m not overly religious myself. Yes I believe in God, Christ and the Devil but what made me mad is Monohan seemed to be evil incarnate. He was in cahoots with Frank about keeping money for himself, sending kids to conversion therapy to change them not to mention what the asshat did to Damien when he was still a human and in the church. He never should have been in any type of position with that kind of power over others. It made me think about all the times I’ve heard of various church people in trouble with the law for doing something despicable in the news yet nothing being done except the church paying off the families to keep it all quiet.

But aside from that the story was an amazing journey of two men who find each other when they need it the most and watching them overcome any obstacles thrown in their way and persevere. I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it. I will warn people there is mention of rape in this story.

Better With Bacon by Matthew Lang

Matthew Lang - Better With Bacon CoverTitle: Better With Bacon

Series: Perchance to Dream 06

Author: Matthew Lang

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (95 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 22, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: When Patrick’s long-term girlfriend Li Ling dumps him just as he’s working up the nerve to propose, he ends up drunk on David’s couch—and later in David’s bed. Although initially reluctant to pursue anything beyond a one-time drunken tryst, David throws caution to the wind during an intimate dinner, where the two men also discuss Patrick’s dream of entering the food industry. Just as the friends-turned-lovers are settling into their new romance, Li Ling calls Patrick—she’s pregnant.

Convinced the announcement spells the end of their love affair and a return to their platonic friendship, David flees to Sydney to escape his heartbreak. But upon his return to Melbourne, David discovers the situation hasn’t gone the way he’d expected. There might still be a chance for David and Patrick’s dreams to come true if they can forgive each other’s mistakes and move forward.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-812-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/better-with-bacon-by-matthew-lang-8180-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Matthew Lang is a new author for me but when I first saw the title, I just knew I had to read it.  Let’s face it everything is better with bacon, so how could this story go wrong.  The characters are very quirky and gave me a good surprise.  At first I wasn’t too sure, because Patrick had been in a relationship since high school with a girl.  However it came to my attention that this guy is kinky.

Patrick’s long term girlfriend Li dumped his ass, so he heads to his best friend’s home to get over it.  However after a few drinks Patrick lets it slip that he has always wondered what it would be like to be with a guy.  Then around valentine’s Li Ling calls to say she is pregnant.  Well poor David runs for the hills, well he actually went to Australia but close enough.  Then he comes home, and well you are just going to have to read the book to find out what happens.  

This story has a serious tone to it, but damn if there were not areas that had me laughing my ass off.  I didn’t much care for a certain part of it, but I don’t want to ruin the story or the surprise.  Trust me you are going to have a blast with this story. 

I definitely recommend this book to everyone.  It was fun to read and I can’t wait to see what other books this author has out.

Secrets of You by Skylar M. Cates Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Skylar M. Cates popping in today with her upcoming release Secrets of You, we have a brilliant guest post from Skylar, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Secrets of You

(Sunshine and Happiness 04)
by

Skylar M. Cates

It’s never easy to find redemption.

Carrying scars and regrets, River Darcourt avoids too much intimate contact. Among his friends, he is known as a quiet loner. Forget about love—it’s not something he will consider—until sweet, young, and tempting Morgan Hayes becomes his housemate. River closed his heart long ago, but the attraction is impossible to deny.

Morgan Hayes needs a change. He is moving out of his critical father’s home and in with his friends, including his secret/not-so-secret crush, River. Having feelings for River is a terrible idea. But what is a guy to do when the annoyingly sexy mechanic is just across the hall?

While Morgan has overcome ugliness and is ready for love, he’s just not sure River ever will be. They have both experienced pain in their lives. So Morgan dares River to take a chance, and love will either break their fractured hearts in more pieces or, just possibly, make them whole again.

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The Sparky by Marek Moran Guest Post & Exclusive Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we welcome debut author Marek Moran for a visit today with his upcoming debut release The Sparky, we have a brilliant guest post and a great exclusive excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Sparky

(Perchance to Dream 07)
by

Marek Moran

Aaron’s been living in what his friend Howie calls a sexual desert. But an oasis appears on the horizon when Paul, a divorced electrician with a five-year-old daughter named Sam, moves in next door. He’s a country boy from northern Australia, and although he’s never been with a guy before, he has an impression that anything goes in the city. They find that the ordinary things in life—books, footie in the park, looking after Sam—lead them into an unlikely relationship.

But as their relationship slowly deepens, with Aaron spending time on Paul’s family’s cattle station, it becomes clear that Paul might have a harder time leaving the country behind. To him, happiness means a conventional life—including a mother for Sam. Being with his old friends convinces him he’s on the wrong path with Aaron, and he starts a relationship with a girl from his hometown. If he cannot find the courage to go after what he truly needs, he and Aaron will become nothing more than awkward neighbours.

Release date: 3rd March 2017

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My Paradise Is You by Lucie Archer Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Lucie Archer popping in today with the blog tour for her upcoming release My Paradise Is You, we have a fabulous guest post where she shares a list of what not to do if you’re a castaway, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway. So guys check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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My Paradise Is You

(World of Love 06: Bermuda)
by

Lucie Archer

When two very different men are stranded on a deserted island, will opposites attract, or will they end up killing each other—if the elements don’t get them first?

Marc Reed is an expert scuba diver and leads underwater tours of the infamous shipwrecks scattered around Bermuda. When a robbery forces him and his boss’s son—a man he despises on principle—to take shelter on an uncharted island, he might have to reassess his opinion of the spoiled snob.

Ian Blythe-Darcy II lives a life most would envy. He’s a trust-fund kid being groomed to take over his father’s empire of hotels and resorts. But it’s not a life that matches what’s in his heart. He’s in the closet and engaged to a socialite he doesn’t love, but he’s about to get a crash course in being true to himself—and maybe learn money can’t buy happiness after all.

Release date: 1st March 2017
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Talking In Code by Ariel Tachna Blog Tour, Guest Post & Ficlet, & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Ariel Tachna popping in today with the blog tour for her upcoming release Talking in Code,  we have a fantastic guest post from Ariel where she shares a ficlet and we have two awesome giveaways, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the ebook giveaway and share the post to enter the paperback giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Talking in Code

(Talking in Code 01)
by

Ariel Tachna

Some things crumble under pressure. Others are tempered by it instead. For three former soldiers, a tragedy might be the catalyst that binds them together—stronger than ever.

Richard Horn and Timothy Davenport met in the SEALs twenty years ago and have been lovers ever since. Now running their own paramilitary organization, Strike Force Omega, they work in the shadows to protect their country and its people. When Tim falls for Eric Newton, a deadly sniper and strategist on their team, Richard accepts that Tim’s heart is big enough for two men. He respects, admires, and even desires Eric enough to accept him into their relationship—and their bed—but he’s never been fully a part of what Eric and Tim share.

Then Eric is captured by terrorists and Tim is gravely injured in an op gone wrong, bringing Richard’s world crashing down around his ears. Even if he gets his men out alive, Eric must face the aftermath of months of physical and psychological torture—and without Tim to lean on, Eric’s PTSD is tearing him apart. Richard has to figure out the third leg of their triangle fast, or Tim won’t have a life to come back to.

Release date: 6th March 2017

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Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns by Tara Lain Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Tara Lain visiting today with the cover to her upcoming release Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns, we have a great excerpt for you to peek at, so check out that fantastic cover and enjoy the excerpt! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns

(Cowboys Don’t 02)
by

Tara Lain

Cowboy Danny Boone—a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since—harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a champion bull rider almost ended in his death when his homophobic father discovered Danny was gay. Now Danny longs for a plot of land he can build a ranch house on and enough money to make up for some of the education he missed.

Danny also hides a preference for beautiful femmes who like to top—a combo rarer than a unicorn. Then onto the guest ranch where Danny works drives San Francisco decorator Laurie Belmont, a young man so gorgeous he makes horses gasp, and so ballsy he almost kills Danny’s attacker.

Laurie’s trying to find his way out from under the thumb of a domineering mother, helpless father, and rich, privileged boyfriend. But no matter the attraction, their lives are worlds apart, and cowboys don’t ride unicorns.

Release date: 22nd March 2017

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The Real Thing by B.G. Thomas Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hey peeps! We have B.G. Thomas popping in today with his re-release The Real Thing, we have a brilliant guest post where B.G. chats about The Real Thing and we have a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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The Real Thing

by

B.G. Thomas

Bryan Mills has fantasized about cowboys all his life. Real cowboys, that is. He even dresses in what his roommate calls “cowboy drag” when he visits his favorite bar, in the hope of attracting the attentions of a genuine cowboy. But all he usually finds are posers and guys his own age.

Then one night, to his surprise, Curtis Hansen buys him a beer, and Bryan has no doubt this is the real thing. Curtis is a rugged, gorgeous man who is every bit a cowboy. He even owns his own ranch. What follows is about the most amazing night of Bryan’s young life. 

But can they move beyond a night of incredible sex when Bryan admits to Curtis that the only horse he’s ever ridden was a birthday party pony? And that he’s nothing but a poser himself? Maybe, just maybe, Curtis can find the real cowboy inside Bryan, and they can ride off into the sunset together!

First Edition published as The Real Thing in Riding Double by Dreamspinner Press, 2011.

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We Met In Dreams by Rowan McAllister Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hiya guys, we have Rowan McAllister popping in today with her upcoming release We Met In Dreams, we have a brilliant guest post from Rowan and we also have a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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We Met In Dreams

by

Rowan McAllister

In Victorian London, during a prolonged and pernicious fog, fantasy and reality are about to collide—at least in one man’s troubled mind.

A childhood fever left Arthur Middleton, Viscount Campden, seeing and hearing things no one else does, afraid of the world outside, and unable to function as a true peer of the realm. To protect him from himself—and to protect others from him—he spends his days heavily medicated and locked in his rooms, and his nights in darkness and solitude, tormented by visions, until a stranger appears.

This apparition is different. Fox says he’s a thief and not an entirely good sort of man, yet he returns night after night to ease Arthur’s loneliness without asking for anything in return. Fox might be the key that sets Arthur free, or he might deliver the final blow to Arthur’s tenuous grasp on sanity. Either way, real or imaginary, Arthur needs him too much to care.

Fox is only one of the many secrets and specters haunting Campden House, and Arthur will have to face them all in order to live the life of his dreams.

Release date: 27th February 2017

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Skythane by J. Scott Coatsworth

J. Scott Coatsworth - Skythane CoverTitle: Skythane

Author: J. Scott Coatsworth

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novel (244 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 17, 2017)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Jameson Havercamp, a psych from a conservative religious colony, has come to Oberon—unique among the Common Worlds—in search of a rare substance called pith. He’s guided through the wilds on his quest by Xander Kinnson, a handsome, cocky skythane with a troubled past.

Neither knows that Oberon is facing imminent destruction. Even as the world starts to fall apart around them, they have no idea what’s coming—or the bond that will develop between them as they race to avert a cataclysm.

Together, they will journey to uncover the secrets of this strange and singular world, even as it takes them beyond the bounds of reality itself to discover what truly binds them together..

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-404-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/skythane-by-j-scott-coatsworth-8154-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Two men taken to safety as children will come together twenty five years later to save the world.  Xander is a Skythane. He’s had a hard life. Abused at the hands of a diabolical man’s hands he is saved one day by Alix who cherishes and nurtures him until Alix disappears.

Jameson grew up in a religious home and became a psych. He helps people as is what he’s always wanted to do. The time comes when he is tasked to find out where a drug called Pith comes from. It will be a journey fraught with revelations and danger, spanning decades of memories.

The twists and turns and the buried memories were spellbinding to witness. This book had it all. Drama, mystery, suspense, a corrupt corporation, a world on the brink of destruction, characters that added insight to the ever growing mystery as to what it going on, and two men who discover who they truly are and what they are destined for. Simply put this was a fascinating story that grabs your attention from the start. 

I absolutely loved, loved, loved this story. If I could rate it more than a five I would. The Skythane people were described beautifully as well as the worlds themselves. It was so elaborate that I felt as though I was there every step of the way. It was an amazing story from start to finish. 

Highly recommended for all.

A Beginner’s Guide to Wooing Your Mate by R. Cooper ~ Audiobook

R. Cooper - A Beginner's Guide to Wooing Your Mate Cover AudioTitle: A Beginner’s Guide to Wooing Your Mate

Series:  Being(s) in Love 3

Author: R. Cooper

Narrator: Robert Nieman

Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Length: 7 hrs, 43 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Zeki Janowitz has returned to his hometown of Wolf’s Paw to start his wizarding career. Unfortunately, Wolf’s Paw, a werewolf refuge, follows centuries of tradition and shuns human magic and a very human Zeki. He knows he’s in for a struggle, but a part of him has always belonged in the mountain town, or rather belonged to Theo Greenleaf. Years away at school haven’t lessened Zeki’s crush on the quiet werewolf. When town gossip informs him Theo still suffers from his mate’s rejection and does not date, it does little to ease Zeki’s embarrassing feelings. He decides now’s the time to get the man he’s always wanted.

Werewolves usually don’t recover from losing their mates, and Theo barely pulled through by focusing on his love of baking. It’s a daily struggle, and Zeki’s return to Wolf’s Paw shatters his peace. Theo doesn’t know what to think when Zeki attempts to woo him, talking about his wizarding business and settling in town for good. It’s like Zeki doesn’t have a clue how his words years before left Theo a shell of a werewolf.

Beginners in love, Theo and Zeki must seduce each other with a bit of heavenly baking and magic.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: If you like paranormal romances – and I know that most of us that do will devour just about anything with wolves and mates as long as there is a sign for a HEA and a lot of loving – then this is one of those impulse reads (audios) that are just wonderful to come across. Yes, it is part of a series, but you needn’t have read the previous books, these works as a standalone. However, with hints of the next book in the series I’m seriously looking forward to the next installment.

A Beginner’s Guide to Wooing Your Mate is aptly named because the MCs are so inexperienced when it comes to love they really are beginners. Their mating bond kicked in too early in life that they never were able to start anything – what with teenage hormones and emotions in the way. Zeki and Theo are strong characters and that is why life happened the way it did for both of them. Zeki may be a human in a world where shifters are superior, but he is also a wizard and therefore capable of channeling magic, even though that is also seen as second best in a world where men can change into animals.

The only thing that really bugged me about this book is that the pack treat Zeki shitty to begin with when what happened between him and Theo was a misunderstanding between two teenagers still in high school. Yes, Theo has suffered but he is stronger as a result but the main theme in this book is that we always see things differently as children as we do when we’re adults.

As for the narration, really well done and on point, I’ve heard Robert Nieman in the past but I don’t think I’ve ever been as fully on board with his narration as I was during this book.

Behind the Eight Ball by M.A. Church ~ Audiobook

M.A. Church - Behind the Eight Ball Cover AudioTitle: Behind the Eight Ball

Series:  Fur, Fangs, and Felines 02

Author: MA Church

Narrator:  Derrick McClain

Genre: Paranormal

Length: 8 hrs, 58 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (17th October 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: A cool morning, a yard full of birds, and a kitty on a mission. What more could a werecat want? Beta Heller Wirth has it all, except a mate – a shifter mate, that is. The last thing he wants is one of those dangerous humans who kill without remorse. Heller knows about that firsthand. So what does the goddess Bast do? She gives Heller exactly what he does not want – a human, business owner Lawson Dupre.

Lawson hasn’t a clue what just happened in his car detail shop. One minute a cute client is about to pass out, and then he perks up and starts flirting. Next thing, he runs out the door like the hounds of hell are after him. Learning that Heller is a werecat doesn’t freak out Lawson. He happens to be one of those rare humans who knows paranormals exist. He even lives with one. Watch the fur fly as Heller and Lawson battle hurt feelings, misguided beliefs, and a power shift in Heller’s clowder.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: If you’re like me and totally a sucker for anything that involves shifters, then this is the (audio) book for you! We have a shifter who is speciest against humans, a humans who knows about supernaturals (not too much of a spoiler I promise), a clan (Clowder) of cat shifters … and well it’s a tried and true recipe for a good paranormal romance. Derrick McClain’s narration is also wonderful, getting the voice of both MCs on point.

Although this is book 2 of MA Church’s Fur, Fangs, and Felines series, this is the first one that I’ve read. I had no problem picking up on the characters, there is some overlap, as part of the back story explains the events of book 1 enough for anyone to understand.

Heller Wirth is our feline shifter, he shifts into a black house cat with strikingly blue eyes. He’s not a fan of humans and for good reason, though he paints a whole species with the one brush is a little OTT in my book, it does make sense he is wary of people. He didn’t take it well when his best friend mated a human in book 1, but he’s gotten over that for the most part. But one day he discovers his mate is newly moved into town and very human! Lawson Dupre owns a car wash and detail (I was rather tickled by this because my high school job was at a car wash and detail!) business with his two best friends. They’re not exactly human and they can smell when something changes for Lawson, even though Lawson has no idea what is going on with him. There’s a lot of wariness, some silly miscommunication by two people falling in love but overall a good time and very satisfying read.

I won’t gush anymore. But rest assured I NEED to get the rest of the books in this series, especially the next one!

Červenà by Louise Lyons

Louise Lyons - Cervena Cover sTitle: Červenà

Author: Louise Lyons

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 22, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When Joel Jones finds homeless Russian Sasha outside his gay nightclub in Prague, he cannot find it in his heart to turn him away, so he offers him a home and a job as a dancer and stripper.

Despite a fifteen-year age gap, romance develops between them but is interrupted when Joel has to return to England for many weeks to deal with a death in the family.

Upon Joel’s return, he is horrified to discover his business partner, Karel, has gambled away the club’s money and put them all at risk. Joel buys him out of the club, but when Karel continues to gamble, the people he owes pursue Joel for the debt instead—and they’ll stop at nothing to get paid.

Suddenly Joel and those he cares about—especially Sasha—are in danger, and Joel finds himself with no choice but to seek the help of known criminal, Vincenc Jankovic. Ensuring a happy future for himself and Sasha will mean a struggle and some difficult decisions, but Joel is determined to protect what they’ve built together.  

ISBN: 978-1-63477-396-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/cervena-by-louise-lyons-7281-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Sasha was a gay teenager in Russia, when he was attacked and ran.  He knew he had to go somewhere safe.  Two years later, here he was homeless and broke.  He was behind a nightclub taking something out of the trash, when Joel found him.  

Joel and his partner owned a really sweet nightclub that was considered the best.  When he found Sasha, he figured he was just too old for the kid.  But he did offer him a job as a dancer, and it turned out he was one of the best.  Then all hell breaks when Joel’s mother passes, and his business partner started his life of crime, so to speak.  If you really want to know more about this juicy story, read the book.

Now I have to admit, the story was given away by the blurb.  Which was to bad but the story itself was still pretty good.  It was just bad that I already knew what was going to happen.  Other than that problem, the story was pretty good.  The characters were perfect for each other and let’s face it Sasha is just a cutie.  Joel was a strong but caring man who loved his employees, but thought the age difference between him and Sasha was a bad thing.  Glad to see he changed his mind.  What was surprising was the fact that Sasha really wasn’t in the story too much, but he was there in a different way.  

I found that even though at first I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to give this book a chance, and I was glad in the end that I did.  I loved the fact that it wasn’t just a super sweet little love story, that it had action, suspense, danger and some hot sex.  I enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it to all.