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God Cursed by Olivia Helling

91bzhnhetHL._SL1500_Title: God Cursed
Series: N/A
Author: Olivia Helling
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (272 pages)
Publisher: Olivia Helling (March 26, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: “I should have run faster.”

Warning: God Cursed is not for the faint of heart. The ending will leave you crying, and this story deals with rape.

After a life devoted to his god, Seraphin plunged into hell when Alexis turned him into a vampire against his will. Denied a righteous death at his god’s disciples’ hands, his suffering at Alexis’ hands is his only comfort.

But then Adrian’s Blessed Child pops out of the canal and into his lap. Kayto, a naive but lascivious divine catboy, refuses to leave Seraphin alone to save his soul. He mistakenly believes Seraphin can be good, even though all vampires must be evil.

As much as Seraphin finds himself drawn to him, he’ll do anything to protect Kayto from his taint — even kill for him. But how can he protect Kayto, when he couldn’t even protect himself?

If you love a tragic, vampire fantasy love story, buy God Cursed now.

ISBN: B00UKJS1NO

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/God-Cursed-Olivia-Helling-ebook/dp/B00UKJS1NO

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I have to say I didn’t really like this story. Seraphin is a man who was turned into a vampire against his will and abused by the vampire who turns him. What I didn’t understand was why he didn’t leave Alexis. I mean Seraphin is a vampire now so why subject himself to be with a vampire that hurts him? It just didn’t make sense to me.

Kayto seemed like an outgoing cat boy who wants to be with Seraphin. But Seraphin pushes him away to keep from Alexis’ evil clutches. The story seemed to jump from one place to the next and Alexis seemed arrogant and I didn’t like him at all.

I had a hard time getting into this book as the characters didn’t seem real to me nor could I feel their emotions from the words written.

This story was not for me, but maybe someone else will like it better than i did.

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Gods and Demons by D.J. Liamson

91m9ukwYdpL._SL1500_Title: Gods and Demons
Series: Demonspawn Academy, #2
Author: DJ Liamson
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (57 Pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (August 15, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: Ever since returning from Hell, Chance Bane has noticed his boyfriend, Riley Than, is acting differently. Riley is more sarcastic, aggressive and definitely more sexual. Before Chance can discuss this with Riley, Marcus gives them their next mission.

Hell is getting hotter and there’s unusual activity going on there.
But, before Chance and Riley can investigate this phenomenon, Demonspawn Academy receives reports of destruction coming from downtown West Hollywood, where Brutus, an ancient god with the power of lust, is turning the town into his own personal orgy.

Can Chance and Riley resist Brutus’s powers and take the god down? Will Chance and Riley’s relationship survive Brutus’s thrall? And will they ever find out what’s going on in Hell?

ISBN: 9781940756936

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!ds2-gods-and-demons/cze5

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the second book in this series and they should be read in order. I would really suggest that because otherwise it is hard to follow. For me it comes off really dark and has me all twisted up with the story. There are quite a bit of twists and turns to this book. There is also very little humor to it, other than the fact that the guy has a toga on and has guys doing his bidding. Now that was a laugh.

Chance and Riley had gotten back from their trip to hell in one piece. Well Riley came back a bit off. He is after all, half demon and half human. It is causing quite a bit of problems in their relationship. Not to mention when the go check out a huge guy tearing up a bar, they find sex on a stick instead. Brutus is an ancient god that can drive even the straightest man into sex. He has a special agent that wants to have sex with him, and that man is straight. Things get all worked up when things do not go as planned.

I don’t know exactly how this book is supposed to go, because it is a fun read, but really it is just a bit mixed up for me. I had a blast reading it, don’t get me wrong, but it was missing something to make it an excellent read. The sex was hot and very tempting. It has a great story going that is if you don’t get too lost with it. I was not really happy with what the man in charge did to Riley though.

Trust me you have to read the story but start with book one. Without it you will get completely lost with this series if you don’t.

I can’t wait to see what the third book will be like.

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Getting Close to the Omega by Lisa Oliver Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Lisa Oliver visiting today with a book from her great Cloverleah Pack series, Getting Close to the Omega is no5 in this great series and we have a little teaser for you to check out along with Lisa’s review and there’s also a brlliant giveaway. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Getting Close to the Omega

(Cloverleah Pack 05)
by

Lisa Oliver

Book Five – Cloverleah Pack Series

Can be read as a standalone.

Dean Weir has finally found happiness in his position as Omega wolf of the Cloverleah pack. He has his friends, his work and his art and he has never looked for anything else. Badly abused by his ex-home pack and Alpha, Dean keeps his head down and stays out of trouble. That is, until his mate joins the pack.

Matthew Charmichael is over a hundred years old and has been a lone wolf for longer than he can remember. Joining the Cloverleah pack after he heard they were having trouble with another wolf shifter, Matthew is overjoyed to find his mate is the cute little Omega of the small pack. But Dean’s past, and the constant attacks on the pack from the mysterious Kylan, could mean that Matthew and Dean won’t get their HEA after all. Can Dean overcome his past, and embrace the powers that a claimed Omega is purported to have, or will his ex-pack kill him before he and Matthew have a chance.

Warning: This is a love story between two male wolf shifters. It includes graphic depictions of sex between men as well as some violence and coarse language. Historical abuse themes are referred to, but not described.

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Drawing Dead by Lee Brazil

81B3OGxg-1L._SL1500_Title: Drawing Dead

Series: Jack of Spades 01/
Altered States 01/ Pulp Friction 2015

Author: Lee Brazil

Genre: Paranormal/Horror

Length: Novella (56 pages)

ISBN: LBRZL020154

Publisher: Lime Time Press (Feb 13, 2015)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: The world hasn’t been the same since the preternaturals came out of the closet. Much to many people’s chagrin, strange beings of all kinds are making life tricky for the “normals.”

Physics Professor Dr. Sabine Brusilov has been obsessed with ghost hunting since he was eight years old… He’s gathered a wealth of knowledge, but can’t produce a shred of scientific proof.

One hundred and seventy-five years of death haven’t done riverboat gambler Barton Montoire a damn bit of good. He’s still rash, impulsive, and prone to fits of temper and bouts of melancholy.

You’d think that when fate brought the two of them together, Bart’s lonely spirit would be calmed, and Sabine would have the proof his heart desires.

In a world where mythical beings are real, love is still the most elusive… and treacherous myth of them all.

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Dead-Spades-Friction-Altered-ebook/dp/B00TL4F1XW

Review: What an awesome start to a new series and introduction to the new Pulp Friction 2015! Jack of Spades is a fresh take on the paranormal, set in New Orleans.

There is a lot going on, lots of characters introduced and I felt the mystery swirling through the story. I loved the relationship between Sabine and Bart, a ghost.

With such a lineup of unique characters, the interesting storyline of a world within our world and all the suspense and intrigue this is set up to be the best year yet for this collection.

I will say the twists and shocking ending has me begging for the next!

If you are looking for a paranormal that’s not your usual shifters and vampires, a story full of mystery, intrigues and twists and turns, and some hot and sexy men, you want to grab this one

To Touch the Sky by M.A. Church Blog Tour, Excerpt, Pre-release Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have M.A. Church stopping by with her upcoming release To Touch the Sky, we have a cute little snippet, a fantastic giveaway and my pre-release review. So enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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To Touch the Sky

(Leap of Faith 02)
by

M.A. Church

He can run, but he can’t hide…

Centuries ago, Hawk made a terrible mistake which has haunted him since. Fear of responsibility and feelings of unworthiness leads him to denying the mate Wha-tay showed him in a vision. So now Hawk runs his bar, has casual sex, and never, ever dates men with blond hair and brown eyes. But then Simon walks into his bar, and the future he’s feared is about to end up in a brawl if Hawk doesn’t do something—fast.

Simon Carter has a smart mouth and a bulldog temperament. So when Hawk runs, Simon pursues the sexy man, only to be rejected. Just as Simon decides to give up, someone—or something—visits him to change his mind… and scares him to death. Now Simon is backpedaling, and Hawk is in pursuit.

Desperate to reassure Simon, and keep him safe, Hawk is forced to reveal his secrets before he’s ready. Can Simon learn to accept things aren’t always as they seem? Is the connection between them strong enough to help Hawk overcome centuries of pain? The only way the two men will move beyond Hawk’s past is for both of them to take a leap of faith.

Release Date 3rd April 2015
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Taming His Mate by Lissa Ford

91xSRUnLZbL._SL1500_Title: Taming His Mate
Series: A Rogue Alpha Story 02
Author: Lissa Ford
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (52 pages)
Publisher: Lissa Ford (February 24, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: For shifter Logan Dix, being bonded to a Lone werewolf hasn’t been a bed of roses, especially when his mate, Kristof Two-Feather, won’t stick around long enough to settle. It’s enough to drive a Rogue Alpha to extreme measures like romantic getaways to Florida.

But Dix’s plans to tame his mate are upended when the simple extraction job he was hired for goes sideways, placing Dix and Kristof in danger. Luckily, the two former Special Forces soldiers have plenty of practice getting out of trouble. It’s the settling down part that they need to get right, otherwise, Kristof’s Lone nature and Dix’s need to Bond will drive them apart.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Taming-His-Mate-Rogue-Alpha-ebook/dp/B00T2BQO76

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The guys head for Tampa on a mission. A simple extraction mission goes horribly wrong for Logan when his mate Kristof is taken hostage to prevent the extraction.

Kristof also claims Logan in this book as his.

Intense at times as well as sweet at others. Hot sex between Kristof and Logan. Well written.

Fantastic read.

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

Duck Duck Ghost by Rhys Ford ~ Audiobook

DuckDuckGhostsAUDLgTitle: Duck Duck Ghost
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: Hellsinger, #2
Narrator: Tristan James
Genre: Paranormal/ Ghost
Length: 8 hours and 5 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (01-09-15)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Sequel to Fish and Ghosts

Paranormal investigator Wolf Kincaid knows what his foot tastes like.

Mostly because he stuck it firmly in his mouth when his lover, Tristan Pryce, accidentally drugged him with a batch of psychotropic baklava. Needing to patch things up between them, Wolf drags Tristan to San Luis Obispo, hoping Tristan’s medium ability can help evict a troublesome spirit haunting an old farmhouse.

With Wolf’s sister handling Hoxne Grange’s spectral visitors, Tristan finds himself in the unique position of being able to leave home for the first time in forever, but Wolf’s roughshod treatment is the least of his worries. Tristan’s ad-hoc portal for passing spirits seems to be getting fewer and fewer guests, and despite his concern he’s broken his home, Tristan agrees to help Wolf’s cousin, Sey, kick her poltergeist to the proverbial curb.

San Luis Obispo brings its own bushel of troubles. Tristan’s ghost whispering skill is challenged not only by a terrorizing haunting but also by Wolf’s skeptical older cousin, Cin. Bookended by a pair of aggressive Kincaids, Tristan soon finds himself in a spectral battle that threatens not only his sanity but also his relationship with Wolf, the first man he’s ever loved.

Purchase Link(s): http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Duck-Duck-Ghost-Audiobook/B00S02H60W

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Review: Not long after Wolf Kincaid convinced his than client, Tristan Pryce a medium and ghost whisperer, that he truly loved him and wanted to be with him, he stepped in it good, by accusing Tristan of drugging him. While Tristan is a talented medium, he is a bit naive and sometimes hears only the words he wants to hear during a conversation. Having been haunted and considered insane by most of his family for the majority of his life, Tristan understandably has trust issues.

Once Wolf clears his head and shows up on Tristan’s door step, apologetic and begging for forgiveness, he thinks Tristan will welcome him with open arms, not quite. Tristan thought evicting the poltergeist from Hoxne Grange would set everything back to business as usual, but there is a lingering affect that is messing with Tristan’s abilities. And Wolf thinks a trip to his cousin Sey’s supposed haunted home will help Tristan regain a hold of his abilities. But where there is trouble, these two will find it.

The pained spirit of a little girl seems to be trapped in Sey’s home after she received a shipment of porcelain dolls to log and date. A spirit that realizes straight away exactly what Tristan is. When push comes to shove and the spry young spirit becomes too much for Wolf, Tristan, his whimsical cousin Sey and bat shit crazy Aunt Gildie to handle, Wolf calls in his overbearing cousin Cin.

At the same time a university exchange student shows up to assist Sey with logging the dolls, and unwittingly becomes a vessel for the now very angry spirit. What ensues is a comedy of errors as this motley crew tries to exorcise a very angry ten-year-old hell-bent on destroying them, the house and anything or anyone else that gets in her way. Including a slobbering camel and a couple of clueless cows.

Rhys Ford’s signature dry wit, sarcastic characters and insane one liners are on full display in this comedic horror story. It really reminded me a lot of that movie Annabelle with the haunted dolls and the angry spirit of the little girl. The story is richly detailed and very graphic when describing the transformation of this little girls spirit as she initially shows up seemingly trying to get Tristan’s attention, and quickly goes into full on evil mode with black eyes and splitting lips.

I was completely engrossed in the story from the story from the start with Wolf’s obvious flub up and visit from his mom who seems to be forever stuck in Woodstock mode, but when Ford started detailing what was happening with Tristan I was equal parts horrified and so intrigued I couldn’t stop listening. I even listened to this book in the car while I drove, which I never do, the story was that compelling for me.

Narrated by Tristan James who has this baritone voice that just drips off each word like honey. James voice and Fords words are the perfect marriage of sexy innuendos and sultry stated syllables that just bring the story, the characters and the world that Ford created to life. I especially liked crazy Aunt Gildie, she really stole the show for me with her shot-gun full of rock salt and her midnight waltz downstairs to the liquor cabinet, only to be foiled by the pissed off spirit of a little girl hell-bent on showing them all who is boss.

And Ford set the stage beautifully for a naughty little union between one overbearing Hellsinger, Cin, and one prim and proper university student who is recovering nicely from his injuries and is quite good at staring, unabashedly at Cin’s shirtless chest. That will be one fun ride, if Cin doesn’t break him while spinning him on his…

Definitely a must listen story. Fans of Fords books, James narration and a good murder mystery with a healthy dose of sweaty man sex rejoice, I just found you your next great read!

** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews

The Chase by Nessa Vincent

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Author: Nessa Vincent

Series: sequel to The Catch

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Length: Novel (136 pages)

Publisher: Loose Id (January 27th, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Halym knows better than to trust humans. Even though he’s a dragon at the top of the magical food chain, he just can’t get any respect from humans–particularly not from a magician like Merrick Leigh, who has the audacity to steal Halym’s soul.

Merrick has good reasons for taking the dragon captive, though it leaves him holding the proverbial wolf by the ear. He wants to use Halym’s powerful magical abilities to work an important spell, but Halym has other plans. Something about this magician piques Halym’s curiosity and whets his sexual appetite.

Once Halym gives chase, Merrick finds he doesn’t have the will or the wiles to fend off the dragon’s advances. Although the dragon is under Merrick’s control, Merrick realizes he’s not the one in charge…and he likes it that way.

But everything changes when Halym steals back his soul. Now that Halym is free to leave, he isn’t sure he wants to. Yet staying with Merrick means not only learning to trust humans, but becoming one.

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/the-chase.html

Reviewer: Tams

Review: There is more to Merrick Leigh than meets the eye. At first glance you see a thirty something year old, single man, book store owner. But he is also a magician that is hiding a big secret.

He takes the Dragon Halym’s soul at first to force the powerful being to help his friend John find a way to keep his true love with him. Once that issue is resolved though, Merrick keeps his hold over Hal in an effort to regain something, well someone who he lost a long time ago.

What starts out as a struggle to maintain control becomes a game of cat and mouse, or follow the leader with a naughty twist. But what neither Merrick nor Hal counted on was coming to need the other one around, learning to trust and eventually, falling in love.

When Merrick gives up the control he has over Hal, the Dragon relishes in the ability to fly away. It doesn’t take long for Hal to realize that he no longer wants his lonely life, even if he has to lose his wings and claws, what he wants now is one shady magician.

It’s hard for Hal to sleep when he’s not in Merrick’s bed, without Merrick curled up beside him. But all Hal has ever known is being a Dragon so he makes more than one mistake in his efforts to make Merrick his. Can a Dragon that has lived thousands of years learn how to be human for love?

I liked this book so much more than the first. The chemistry and connection between Merrick and Hal from the start was electric and powerful. I especially loved how Merrick was the one with all the control, but when push came to shove, he wanted Hal to take the lead.

And the dream sequence, that was sheer genius! That is an ages old belief in the magical community. When someone won’t listen to you, try speaking to them as they dream. Just a fast, fun read that flowed well and kept my attention from start to finish.

Definitely a must read for fans of magical, paranormal and passionate romance stories. And while this book could be read as a standalone, the story sort of runs parallel to the events in The Catch. I always suggest reading a series in order. So start with book 1 and you’ll be able to recognize a couple of characters as well as their significance in the story.

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Trusting His Mate by Lissa Ford

81uWSoKO8eL._SL1500_Title: Trusting His Mate
Series: A Rogue Alpha Story 03
Author: Lissa Ford
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (61 pages)
Publisher: Lissa Ford (March 10, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: At long last, Rogue Alpha shifter Logan Dix and his Mate Kristof Two-Feather have settled into domestic bliss…sort of.

Kristof’s tendency to disappear without warning arouses Dix’s suspicions. When Kristof is rumored to be linked to the assassination of a drug cartel mole, Dix starts poking around and discovers secrets Kristof has fought hard to keep hidden.

But unearthing Kristof’s secrets come at a high price: his trust in Dix. It’s the one thing Kristof can’t forgive—nor can Dix restore his shattered faith in his mate. Can their relationship be salvaged?

It’s not looking good as the clock winds down and the ugly revelations start piling up.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Trusting-His-Mate-Rogue-Alpha-ebook/dp/B00TAJLCNQ

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Dix finds out one of Kristof’s secrets. Kristof gets mad and leaves Dix. Then Dix gets himself captured by the man who leads the cartel.

Intense with gun battles and shifter battles while trying to rescue Dix from ruthless men. Amazing, well written read that has you holding your breath at times.

Highly recommended.

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Lysander by Frey Ortega

fo-l-lysander3r150305_0152Title: Lysander

Series: Lykaios 2

Author: Frey Ortega

Genre: Paranormal/Vampires/Werewolves

Length: Novella (110 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (March 14, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: Cursed a thousand years ago for the crimes of their forefathers, the warrior men of Lykaios are imprisoned to stay on their island home. This changed when Fate brought forth a solution: instead of them finding their mates, their mates will be coming to the island. Thus, the idea to turn the island into a paradise resort was born.

Construction for the island resort is well under way. Gabriel Montgomery, with his several degrees, was tasked to go to the island and conduct a feasibility study. What he didn’t know was that among its residents was his mate.

Lysander was a broken man who lost all hope of ever finding his mate. Angry, with a short fuse, and living as a pariah for a thousand years, Lysander is surprised—and delighted—when an intriguing man who piques his curiosity enters the forge one day.

Unable to help himself, they share a searing kiss that changes both of their lives forever.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-101-2

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/lysander-ortega

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in Lykaios collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. Especially since the actual story is evolved around are all pack mates. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved. I love the way Frey can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in.

Now I must admit that this series is a bit stranger than most and might seem at first a bit dark but once you start reading it will keep your attention all the way to the end.

There is something about the way that Frey tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time, but it will more than likely have you laughing your ass off. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. I had a blast reading this story. This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break.

Lysander and his pack have been cursed to spend a thousand years on Lykaios Island. They can never leave. Fate felt for them and found a way for them to be free. Once the mates start showing up then they could leave their little prison. All though I could love to be stuck on the island. Tropical paradise here I come. There was only one small problem. Their island was on no maps, forever to be kept invisible to the passion of ships and time. Fate decided to help them along by giving the first made a little push towards the island.

Lysander was a bit harder than the others and the youngest. He was a bit angrier and had been the last to let the killing stop. He feared he might not be awarded a mate. That was until he saw the gorgeous, sexiest man come to him. Gabriel was a dream come to. Now the others are wondering when the end of the world was coming because the man could not stop smiling.

Gabriel was a bit shy and a total geek. He loved numbers and patterns, but when he saw Lysander he was struck by the man. He wanted him but was not sure how to go about doing anything. One kiss and he was going to lose his virginity. Talk about a hot show getting ready to go on. Now if only his friends would quit teasing him about it.

They do have a bit of a serious tone to them but there is an equal amount of humor in them that I love. 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.

I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.
 
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