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Quickening Vol 1 by Amy Lane Blog Tour, Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps! We have Amy Lane popping in today with her upcoming release Quickening Vol 1, we have a fantastic guest post from Amy and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Quickening, Vol 1

(Little Goddess book 05)
by

Amy Lane

Cory thought she’d found balance on Green’s hill—sorceress, student, queen of the vampires, wife to three men—she had it down! But establishing her right to risk herself with Green and Bracken had more than one consequence, and now she’s facing the world’s scariest job title: mother. 

But getting the news that she’s knocked up takes a backseat when a half-elf hunts them down for help. Her arrival brings news that the werewolf threat, which has been haunting them for over a year, has finally arrived on their doorstep—and it’s bigger and more frightening than they’d ever imagined. 

Cory throws herself into this new battle with everything she’s got—and her men let her do it. Because they all know that whether they defeat this enemy now or later, the thing she’s most afraid of is arriving on a set schedule, and not even Cory can avoid it. The trick is getting her to acknowledge she’s pregnant before she gives birth—or kills herself in denial.

Release date: 2nd May 2017

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Cold Front by Nikolai Joslin Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Nikolai Joslin popping in today with his upcoming new adult lesbian release Cold Front, we have a brilliant guest post from Nikolai and a great excerpt for you to check out, so enjoy the post! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Cold Front

(The Fires of Destiny 02)
by

Nikolai Joslin

A year ago Casey Kelley lived in a Temple, a secluded school required for mages until they were ready to decide if they wished to stay in the safety of the Temple or if they wanted to venture out into the world. To prove herself she was given the task of defeating a powerful necromancer. Not everything had gone the way it was supposed to.

But now Casey is living her life with her girlfriend and her dog like any normal couple, a quiet, though sometimes boring, life that she had been looking forward too after the events of last year. Until an old friend shows up at her door to tell her dark elves have planned an attack on the Temple and asks her to help him stop it.

It isn’t just the Temple the dark elves want to destroy, it’s everything. After centuries of being forced to live in underground cities and being seen as mere animals compared to those on the surface they’re ready to start a war. And Casey has to build an army to stop them.

Release date: 18th April 2017

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Rising From The Ashes by Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh

Maggie Walsh & Cree Storm - Rising From The Ashes CoverTitle: Rising From The Ashes

Series: Eternal Flame #2

Author: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (176 Pages)

Publisher: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh 

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Crystal, Colorado Fire Investigator Angelo Carbone loved his job and his friends, but ever since that fateful night when he was raped at the young age of seventeen, he has felt a piece of him missing. Until he meets his mate in a sexy as hell dragon shifter.

Angelo’s visions help him do his job, but recently his visions seem to be lying to him. They are telling him that a man he knows to be dead is committing the new fire’s that plague Crystal. The confusion over what his visions are telling him causes Angelo great anguish when he also sees this supposed dead man harming a boy. 

Angelo has sworn that he will never allow another to be bullied or suffer as he had all those years ago, if he could stop it. 

When he and his new found mate, Morgan, run off into the night following one of Angelo’s visions, they never expected to find what they did, or to suddenly find themselves with a family. As the fires escalate, people get killed, and their new ward Manny goes missing, Angelo and Morgan must count on their friends to help them figure out this puzzle before Manny’s bully kills him. But a new foe in town brings back memoriesthat Angelo wishes he could forget. These memories not only threaten his mating, but also his gift. 

Can Morgan save Angelo and Manny in time? Or will he lose them both to evil forces?

ISBN: B01JBMWX52

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Ashes-Eternal-Flames-Book-ebook/dp/B01JBMWX52

Reviewer: Lisa 

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

When I found out that these two authors were going to team up to write this series I knew I wanted to read it.  Let’s just say I was not let down at all.  The world that was created is unique and fresh in my eyes.  There are not very many books with dragon shifters nor phoenix shifters, well this series combines them both.  I had just finished the first one and couldn’t wait to start this one.  It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.  I love the characters but especially Angelo.  There is just something special about that man. 

When Angelo was seventeen his life had changed, he was brutally gang raped and his phoenix had been taken from him.  Now many years have passed and he has found his mate.  His fear was stopping him from doing what he would have naturally done.  Thank god Morgan is the patient type because his little mate needed him.  When Angelo’s visions were telling him that a dead man was still causing trouble with their town, he is left shaken.  However time will show that the visions were of something worse. 

I loved how this story was so full of excitement, suspense, emotion and twists.   I loved how captivated I was when I was reading it and how I was wishing I was right there with them.  It gave me exactly what I wanted and when I needed it.  I loved this book and can’t wait to read the next book.  This is one series that I would recommend reading.

Being(s) In Love Bundle by R. Cooper

R. Cooper - Being(s) In Love CoverTitle: Being(s) in Love Bundle

Series: Being(s) in Love Books 1 – 5

Author: R. Cooper

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novel (914 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 14, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Beings fall in love, too.

In a world where magical creatures came out of the closet after the First World War, romance still pops up in unexpected places. Police detective and werewolf Ray Branigan will have to overcome his own prejudices to find a happy ending, in Some Kind of Magic. Dragon and historian Philbert Jones has a challenge to face in A Boy and His Dragon—convincing Arthur MacArthur that his worthy of being a dragon’s treasure. In A Beginner’s Guide to Wooing Your Mate, Zeki Janowitz, wizard, and Theo Greenleaf, werewolf, have a second chance at a relationship, if they can learn what love’s really about. Tim Dirus is on the run from his own kind, in Little Wolf, but werewolf and local sheriff Nathaniel Neri is determined to teach him that it’s not all about how alpha you are. And in The Firebird and Other Stories, R. Cooper takes us from the turn of the twentieth century to present day with stories that explore beings throughout history.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-629-5

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/beings-in-love-by-r-cooper-7633-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I really wanted to love this bundle. But alas I was unable to enjoy it as much as I normally would. Each story had great plot ideas but failed to keep the reading smooth. I was unsure whether this was done deliberately or not. At times I found myself annoyed at some weird sentence phrasings. 

I feel each main character of the stories should have had background stories, yet some did not. As a result I was disappointed. But aside from those things it was a good read with great ideas to expand on or go through and eliminate some things while adding others.

This bundle is a total of five stories in the series that have werewolves, fairies, dragons, wizards, humans, imps, firebirds and quite a few others are in these stories as they all struggle to survive and to find the one they are meant to be with for all time while overcoming prejudices and danger. Dramatic and entertaining to a point this bundle has it all.

Good read.

Burning Desire by Maggie Walsh and Cree Storm

Maggie Walsh & Cree Storm - Burning Desire CoverTitle: Burning Desire

Series: Eternal Flame #1

Author: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (176 Pages)

Publisher: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh (May 25, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts 

Blurb: Centuries ago the Phoenix and Dragons were a force no one could penetrate. They fought together, mated together, and worked side by side, and then all that changed. The children of the leaders were dead and war had practically destroyed them all. The fighting stopped and they both went their separate ways. 

Daytona was the Captain of the Crystal fire department. He loved his small town and he loved his job. However, what none of the small town knew was that he was also a dragon. Crystal was a small location just outside Denver, and it was also the home to the Phoenix. He had lived amongst them for years, hiding his scent, until the day came that he could no longer keep his secret. 

When a fire claims his mother’s life, Ethan rushes home. Having your mother being a victim of an arson is not something he was prepared to face, but discovering he wouldn’t have to do it alone, should have been a relief. The thing is…that relief came in the form of a dragon, and the town believes that his mate is the cause of all the fires around town. 

When the arsonist strikes close to home, Day knows he must clear his name and find the culprit that is now trying to kill his mate. 

ISBN: B01G7HR7BO

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Burning-Desire-Eternal-Flames-Book-ebook/dp/B01G7HR7BO

Reviewer: Lisa 

Review:  I have read a few stories by each of these authors and have loved their stories, however combined they are amazing.  I loved this even more because you very rarely find these two different paranormal creatures mixed into a story.  It is either dragon shifters or you will find the phoenix shifter, but never together.  So it was a unique story for me.  It was fully developed and the details made it feel like I was right there with them.

At one time dragons and phoenix shifters worked together, mated and loved one another.  That is until a big betrayal destroyed it all. A war started and many died, but soon each shifter moved on.  They went their separate ways, well until a certain dragon wanted to get away from his clutch and start his own life.  His father was the leader of his clutch in Denver, but Daytona just wanted to make his own way.  So he lived among the phoenix shifters without anyone knowing.  That is until a fire that he had to make a choice.

Ethan was a beautiful phoenix shifter however he had been away from home for some time.  When he comes back to find his mother gone, he realizes that he has also found the one for him.  To his shock it would seem that a dragon and a phoenix might just find love once more together. Too bad someone is either trying to kill Daytona or frame him for the fires.

I loved how this story was so full of excitement, suspense, emotion and twists.  Usually when I come across a new series, I am a bit let down because the first book doesn’t hit the high note with me.  However this was the exact opposite and I had so much fun reading it.  I could not put this book down and can’t wait to start on book two.  This has hit my favorite list right off the bat.

Angels of Istanbul by Alex Beecroft Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Alex Beecroft and her new release Angels of Istanbul, we have a incredible guest post, a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Angels of Istanbul

(Arising 02)
by

Alex Beecroft

Wallachian nobleman Radu is recently arrived in Bucharest with his vampire parents. Welcomed as an eligible bachelor, he’s introduced to the enchantress Ecaterina, whose salon is Bucharest’s centre of magical expertise. 

But when Ecaterina’s brother dies of a mysterious new plague, it’s clear to Radu that his parents have not been idle. Soon Bucharest is in the grip of an undead epidemic—a less than ideal time for Ottoman Sultan Mahmud, Wallachia’s overlord, to call Bucharest’s nobility to assemble their armies in Istanbul for a holy war against Britain.

The Wallachians have long resented their Ottoman overlords, so Radu seizes the chance to eliminate them while also ridding Bucharest of the undead: he leads an army of vampires to Istanbul and sets them to feed on the Turks.

As Radu’s demons gut the city of Istanbul, their plans become horribly clear. This is only the start. With the Ottoman armies under their control, the undead are poised to suck the life out of the whole world. Radu, his lover Frank, and Ecaterina are appalled at what they’ve unleashed. But they may be too late to stop it.

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Sons of Devils by Alex Beecroft Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have Alex Beecroft stopping by today with her new release Sons of Devils, we have 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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Sons of Devils

(Arising 01)
by

Alex Beecroft

British scholar Frank Carew is in Wallachia to study the magic generator on nobleman Radu Vacarescu’s land. There, his party is attacked by bandits and his friends are killed. Pursued by a vampiric figure, he flees to Radu’s castle for help.

Unfortunately, this is precisely where the vampires came from. If allowed, they would feed unchecked and spread their undeath across the whole Earth, but Radu maintains a shaky control over them and keeps them penned in his tiny corner of the country.

As Frank recovers from his assault, Radu finds himself falling for the young man. But loving Frank and not wanting to lose him leaves Radu vulnerable to his demons’ demands. Can he bear to let them feed on the man he loves? Or must he give in to their blackmail and set them free to feast on his entire country?

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Shaper by Christine Danse Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Christine Danse popping in today with her new lesbian release Shaper, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Shaper

(The Mi’hani Wards 01)
by

Christine Danse

Nameless and without an identity, she wakes on the streets of Shapertown, an abandoned city that defies the laws of physics. She’s fleeing a threat she can’t remember. One woman holds the key to unlocking her memories and the dangerous truth: She is the threat.

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Get Over It by Lisa Oliver

Lisa Oliver - Get Over It CoverTitle: Get Over It

Series: The Gods made Me Do It #1

Author: Lisa Oliver

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy 

Length: Novella (166 Pages)

Publisher:  Lisa Oliver (February 15, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Madison Worthington has worked hard to get to where he is. Thrown out of his pack at a young age, he finds his home in the San Antonio pack, eventually talking himself into a job as Damien’s PA. He doesn’t get the respect he’d hoped for, but he holds his head high as he works behind the scenes keeping Damien’s club and pack running smoothly. At night he dreams of a mate who will hold him in strong arms and love him just the way he is. Unfortunately, the Fates appear to have other plans.

Sebastian D’Eath, son of Thanatos the Angel of Death, has always known that the Fates would throw a mate in his path. He just didn’t realize he had to dive into flood waters to stop the man from drowning. But no matter how cute his mate might look as a drowned rat, Sebastian has his arguments ready. He doesn’t want a mate; won’t take a mate and no one can make him. However, he soon finds out the Fates have other plans for him, too.

Angry words lead to Madison being captured by a wolf with a sick mind. Salvation comes from an unlikely quarter, but Madison returns to the pack with a change of heart. He has some scores to settle and Sebastian is first in the firing line. Hellhounds, dinners and a red convertible – will Sebastian ever get the man he claimed he didn’t want? 

ISBN: B06WRNV5XF

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Get-Over-Gods-Made-Book-ebook/dp/B06WRNV5XF

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:   This story is a spin off series from the Cloverleah Pack.  It is said that it could be read as a standalone, but I would suggest reading Cloverleah Pack series first.  You will get introduced to many of the characters that you will come across in this new series.

Madison had not had a very good childhood and it was until he was taken in by Damien’s pack that he was finding a bit of peace.  That didn’t mean shit went right for the man though, he was at first a sub for the man but now he was Damien’s PA.  Everything from small to huge fell on Madison’s shoulders.  Basically he ran the whole club, but because he was a sub no one took him seriously.  Some even called him frigid and stuck up, that is until, and well you’re just going to have to read the book.  Let me tell you more about his mate.

Sebastian is the son of Thanatos.  Now Thanatos is basically the angel of death and this sexy man has his own story added onto this amazing book.  But back to our pain in the ass Sebastian.  That man was going to throw his mate away, because his dumbass was in love with another, and get this that man has been dead for a very, very long time.  But fate knows what she is talking about and well Sebastian is going to have to kiss ass to make up for his screw-ups.  Want to know more, read this book.

I have read many stories by this author, and let’s just say this one was a hit just like the rest.  It has a serious tone to it, but the humor is found throughout.  I wanted to kick someone’s ass, but Madison did it for me.  I had quite a bit of fun reading this and would definitely recommend it.

The Captain’s Men by T.J. Land

T.J. Land - The Captain's Men Cover sTitle: The Captain’s Men

Series:  Adrift # 1

Author: TJ Land

Genre: Erotic Romance, Ménage, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Length: Short (65 pages)

Publisher: Nine Star Press (March 14, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: The Prayer and her crew have been lost in space for four years. Thomas is lonely and homesick; Zachery is angry and mutinous; Rick is just terrified. And all of them are really in need of some hands-on time with their captain.

The only thing holding them together is their captain, an aloof, sharp-tongued man whose methods of keeping up morale are unconventional, but extremely effective. But now the captain has a choice to make: do they continue their fruitless search for a way home or try to start a new life in this strange galaxy?

ISBN: 978-1-911153-36-8

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/the-captains-men/

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: This is the first book in the Adrift series. The crew of the Prayer wants to go home after being transported mysteriously to an unknown part of space. They travel aimlessly for years hoping they will get closer to earth. After some time they have all but given up hope. 

As expected the men look for companionship in these lonely times. Thomas, Echo, Zachary and Rick all hook up. I found it quite entertaining with these mixed personalities intermingling. The sex is hot and steamy.

The next installment is hinted at when the second in command talks the captain into landing on a planet. Good read with plenty of mystery and hot scenes to keep the reader entertained.

The Captain’s Promise by T.J. Land

T.J. Land - The Captain's Promise CoverTitle: The Captain’s Promise

Series:  Adrift # 4

Author: T.J. Land

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Short

Publisher: Nine Star Press (October 17, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Now that the crew of The Prayer have settled down on an uninhabited alien world, their captain intends for them to forge a new life for themselves. But Khurshed’s plans are interrupted when the ship receives a distress call from a nearby planet. While most of his lovers are excited by the prospect of making contact with their new neighbors, First Officer Antoine argues that responding might endanger the crew. As it turns out, his fears are well placed…

ISBN: 978-1-945952-05-0

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/the-captains-promise/

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: This book continues from book three. Here the crew and Captain are settling in and making good progress until they get a distress signal from Rux’s planet. They go to investigate and nothing is as it seems. 

I loved this book as it delves more into the relationships between these men. Of course the sex is hot. I just wish they were longer.

The Captain’s Calamity by T.J. Land

T.J. Land - The Captain's Calamity CoverTitle: The Captain’s Calamity

Series:  Adrift # 3

Author: T.J. Land

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Short (62 pages)

Publisher: Nine Star Press (June 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Having welcomed an alien into his crew and his bed, the captain has more than enough to worry about without the looming threat of a birthday he’d rather forget. It’s just as well that his ship develops a catastrophic malfunction and crash lands before anyone can ask him how old he’s turning. But his good luck only lasts so long; when he and his men follow Rux to an abandoned city in search of replacement parts so they can effect repairs, one disaster follows another. Worse yet, Zachery, the captain’s most headstrong lover, is developing a crush on the one member of the crew he really shouldn’t…

ISBN: 978-1-911153-54-2

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/the-captains-calamity/

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: A malfunction causes the ship to crash land. Amid the repairs the captain is told Rux knows where he can go to get parts to fix it and so they head off. But all is not as it seems. There is unrest and a sense something is wrong.

I liked this action packed addition to the series. It had a lot of drama and action that had me on the edge of my seat. It was too short though and before I knew it the story was over.

Warlock in Training by T.J. Nichols

T.J. Nichols - Warlock In Training CoverTitle: Warlock in Training 

Series: Studies in Demonology # 1 

Author: T.J. Nichols

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novel (226 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (February 14, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Angus Donohue doesn’t want to be a warlock. He believes draining demons for magic is evil, but it’s a dangerous opinion to have—his father is a powerful and well-connected warlock, and Angus is expected to follow the family tradition.

His only way out is to fail the demon summoning class. Failure means expulsion from the Warlock College. Despite Angus’s best efforts to fumble the summoning, it works. Although not the way anyone expects.

Angus’s demon, Saka, is a powerful mage with his own need for a warlock.

Saka wants to use Angus in a ritual to rebalance the magic that is being stripped from Demonside by warlocks. If Angus survives his demon’s desires and the perils of Demonside, he’ll have to face the Warlock College and their demands.

Angus must choose: obey the College and forget about Demonside or trust Saka and try to fix the damage before it’s too late. Whatever he does, he is in the middle of a war he isn’t qualified to fight.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-267-4 

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/warlock-in-training-by-tj-nichols-353-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Demonside and Humanside are in trouble. Both dimensions are changing at a rapid pace due to too much magic being taken from demonside and none being given back. Demonside is becoming hotter while humanside is becoming colder. The warlock’s in training at the college are being lied to by someone wanting power no matter the cost.

Saka is a mage demon. He is angry that his lover Kitu was taken, never to return. Saka has waited a long time to be able to cross the void and take a warlock to his side as the demons cannot open the void from demonside. The day comes when Angus opens it. Angus does not want to be a warlock. But his father has pushed him to go to the college. His only chance is by failing the test which goes horribly wrong and results in him being taken to demonside.

Once there Angus learns what has been happening and agrees to help as much as he can. Amid lies, deception and deceit on the warlock’s side there comes danger at every turn. Not knowing who to trust in a world full of people hell-bent on keeping secrets no matter the cost. The whole story intrigued me. I found myself swept up in a story that I thought would be a good read but was so much more.

Passion, deception, betrayal, mystery, suspense are all throughout this riveting story of two men wanting to save two worlds and those that would stop them to keep all the power for themselves. I am looking forward to seeing what else happens as the series progresses.

Highly recommended.

As It Should Be by Sean Michael (2nd Edition)

Sean Michael - As It Should Be CoverTitle: As It Should Be (2nd edition)

Series:  Windbrothers # 2

Author: Sean Michael

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novella (164 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (December 6, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 – 4 ½ Hearts (Overall)

Blurb: Set in the sweeping Windbrothers’ world, where magic users and their sworn mates find each other through a process of trial and error, these stories, which take place long before the events in Desert, explore the different ways that ba’chi and hi’icha come together to become ki’ita. For every magic user, there is a grounding force to steady him, and neither half of the pair feels whole until he finds his destined lover.

Some mates discover each other with relative ease, while others have a harder time uniting with their designated partners, and the world they live in can be accepting, cruel, or even indifferent. From a shape-shifter with a secret to a pair of twins who think they’ll never find their lover, Sean Michael gives us a lot to love, just as it should be, in these stories sure to tug at your heart.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-745-2

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/as-it-should-be-by-sean-michael-335-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review:

Coming Home ~ Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Bren has never had a real home because of the secret he carries. When he is caught stealing from Iral he thinks he has met his end. But the sexy man takes him into his home. When an accident forces Bren to reveal his ability he thinks he has lost what happiness he has. 

I loved this sweet story of Bren and Iral. I felt so bad for Bren and the life he had lived. Iral was kind and caring. I was very happy that Bren finally found a family to call his own.

Turtle ~ Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Satta meets two identical brothers in the woods who are mischiveous and playfull. So’ and Du’ have been wandering since their grandmothers passing when they find Satta. The three begin a passionate romance and end up bonding. However Satta’s tribe does not approve and wants him to bring the two young men to them for trial.

I loved the interactions between these men especially after what Satta’s elders did to him. It broke my heart that people could be so evil and uncaring of how others feel. 

The Winds Will ~ Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Benik wins a challenge for the shy Semon. As they get to know one another Semon becomes more confident. Sweet and short story.

Blown Together by the Wind Heart ~ Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts

Delen and Unar are two men who find each other with the winds help. Delen trades food for food while Unar sleeps until one night he is hurt in the process and so begins their romance and travels. It was a sweet story.

A Face Without A Heart by Rick R. Reed (4th Edition)

Rick R. Reed - A Face Without A Heart CoverTitle: A Face without a Heart (4th Edition)

Author: Rick R. Reed

Genre: Fantasy, Horror

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (January 31, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: A modern-day and thought-provoking retelling of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray that esteemed horror magazine Fangoria called “…abook that is brutally honest with its reader and doesn’t flinch in the areas where Wilde had to look away…. A rarity: a really well-done update that’s as good as its source material.” 

A beautiful young man bargains his soul away to remain young and handsome forever, while his holographic portrait mirrors his aging and decay and reflects every sin and each nightmarish step deeper into depravity… even cold-blooded murder. Prepare yourself for a compelling tour of the darkest sides of greed, lust, addiction, and violence.

First Edition paperback published by Design Image Group, 2000.

Second Edition paperback published by iUniverse/Back in Print, 2006.

First Edition eBook published by Bristlecone Press, 2009.

ISBN-13:  978-1-63533-263-6

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/a-face-without-a-heart-by-rick-r-reed-350-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Having read the story and seen the movies about Dorian Gray I was not sure what to expect with this book. It was thought provoking and intriguing as we learn Liam is the artist that paints the picture that ages. Liam was intriguing yet at times seemed a little to absorbed in his own world which I expected. Upon meeting Gary, someone who I didn’t like to begin with, he insists on painting his portrait.

Gary is what I would call self centered and arrogant. He knows he looks good. When he sells his soul in order to stay young his life takes a downhill turn. Drugs, murder, mayhem and mystery surround Gary as we follow him down his own rabbit hole. 

The details of the different scenes throughout were well written and thought out. I felt as though I was actually there witnessing what was happening. The story grabs the reader from the start and does not let go until the very end. It was a fantastic story that I enjoyed very much.