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Wolves of Black Pine by SJ Himes

25646832Title: Wolves of Black Pine
Series: The Wolfkin Saga #1
Author: SJ Himes
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (403 pages)
Publisher: SJ Himes (June 30, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: An ancient civilization long hidden from humanity is on the brink of chaos and war. Peaceful for thousands of years, the Wolfkin clans are mysteriously losing packmates, kidnapped and killed by unknown foes.

The nightmare begins with an ambush by humans at a gathering of their kind, and lives are lost. Among them is Luca, youngest grandson of the two most powerful wolves in the Northern Clans. Thought long dead and gone, he is forced into a half-life, hidden in the far northern wilds of Canada and cut off from his kind. Those who raised him have no idea the creature they harbor in their midst, and name him Ghost. He begins to lose himself over the long years, and though he barely recalls his true name, the one wolf he never forgets is Kane.

Kane, Heir to the Wolfkin clan Black Pine, is charged with hunting down the traitors who betrayed their kind to the humans. Years fly by, and more wolves are dying. He refuses to give up, and he vows to never again fail another of their kind, as he failed young Luca years before. His heart tells him Luca lives, but his mind tells him that it’s foolish hope, his guilt eating him alive.

Fate and magic change the course of their lives, and the two wolves long separated by the years find their paths intertwining. Though the gift of their reunion doesn’t come without price. Faced by the consequences of their growing love, and the goddess-forged bond between them, Kane and Ghost are besieged on all sides.

Enemies are coming for their blood, and without the steadfast loyalty and love of family and friends, they may not be safe from the very people they fight to protect.

Book one in a series, The Wolfkin Saga. 150,000+ words, contains graphic sex between men, dubious consent, mentions of abuse. Contains gore and violence. Mature readers only.

ISBN: B00YI33Q06

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Wolves-Black-Pine-Wolfkin-Saga-ebook/dp/B00YI33Q06

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I have to say I was impressed by the several points of view throughout this book as most stories I’ve read have one or two. It was refreshing to see how different characters were reacting to situations throughout.

The first 50 something pages is mostly about Gray Shadow, Shaman of the Black Pine wolves, Caius, Alpha of Black Pine, Kane, future Alpha of Black Pine, Luca, future Shaman of Black Pine plus a few others and the events that happened during and after the attack. After that the story begins fourteen years later.

Simon is an evil human thinking of nothing but what he wants, immortality. He stops at nothing to gain his goal even murdering his own brother and has an uneasy truce with werewolf Roman McLennan, Alpha Caius son, to get as many werewolves as he can for his experiments.

The main characters Kane, heir to the alpha, and Luca, a shaman who was lost fifteen years before were an absolute delight to read about. They both struggled to come to grips with different things that happened and yet with each other’s help they persevered. I have never read a paranormal story quite like this with so much going on and the many different points of view added a refreshing change that I thoroughly enjoyed to the very end.

There is danger, mystery, betrayal, action, and heartbreaking scenes in this story that had me holding my breath waiting to see what the outcome would be. Amazing journey with heart stopping scenes and details. The author does a wonderful job in explaining certain things that I would have had to look up otherwise, as the story progresses.

I can’t wait to see what else this author has in store with the next book in the series.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

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

Remy’s Painter by A.C. Katt

RemysPainter_WDTitle: Remy’s Painter
Series: The Werewolves of Manhattan, #2
Author: A.C. Katt
Genre: Contemporary / Paranormal
Length: Novel (168 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (June 19th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Ian Sullivan is being chased by a mobster and has to come up with five thousand dollars he doesn’t have. His only hope is an estimate for a large house. Little does he know that the house belongs to a loup garou who just happens to be his mate.

Ian Sullivan is in trouble. His father and brother died because his brother gambled and owed money to a mobster. Now Sal Ferrara wants to collect from him and if he doesn’t, he’ll take Ian as his boy toy instead. Ian’s only hope is getting a job from an estimate his father had outstanding for a seventy eight hundred square foot house. Little does Ian know that the house belongs to a Remy Clavier, a loup garou who meets Ian and knows he’s found his mate.

Now all Remy has to do is take care of Sal Ferrara and convince Ian, a human, to accept both him and his wolf.

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0421

Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACKREMYS

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Ian has been slave labor for his father’s home painting business since his mother died when he was fourteen. Things got even worse when he admitted he was gay at eighteen. He was no longer Ian to his father. He was now whatever gay slur his father wanted to call him. This all lead to Ian having very low self-esteem and not believing he was good enough.

Throughout the book he shows his doubts in thinking that Remy could really want him for the long haul. But slowly both Remy and the other loup garou help Ian gain self-confidence and trust in what Remy is offering him.

Remy has to show a lot of restraint in not grabbing up Ian and mating him. I liked that he took his time with Ian and got to know him first and allowed Ian the time to adjust to all the new changes in his life. Ian did not make it all that easy. Both his stubborn will and pride got in the way of things at times.

This book had a lot of history about their culture. It was really interesting to learn more history about the loup garou and how their alphas had to hide that they were gay for hundreds of years due to prejudices of the times. There is also the history they have had serving in the armed forces and law enforcement.

I will say that at time the writing seemed stilted, or maybe just rushed. At times things flowed smoothly and at others they did not. Not so much that is took away too much from the story, but it was noticeable to me.

There was also a lower sexually content in this book than I normally see with AC Katt. This was really more about the emotional connection between Remy and Ian than the sexually elements. Ian seemed to really start to blossom and come into his own under the care of Remy and the other loup garou. That was nice to see after all the shit he lived through with his own family.

This is an enjoyable read and a nice addition to the series.

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

A Demon of Love by Jordan Ashton

ademonofloveTitle: A Demon to Love
Series: Mates of Nethermore, #2
Author: Jordan Ashton
Genre: Paranormal / Vampires / Demons / Futuristic Fantasy
Length: Novella (86 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (June 24th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Eros Dexter, a demon who has been living among humans for the past year, is summoned back to Nethermore by the Queen, his mother. Word has it that Eros has been a good boy on the Earth’s surface, befriending humans and also mating with one, and she’s not happy. Eros denies everything until a battered Warren Ambers enters the Queen’s chamber. Eros had ended things with Warren seven months ago to protect him from Eros’s family, but he never stopped loving Warren. Now he must save Warren before his mother can get her claws into him.

First Warren Ambers was held prisoner by vampires, then he’s whisked to Nethermore, only to find out he’s the Queen of Nethermore’s intended concubine. Things get worse when he sees the only man he has ever loved, Eros Dexter, standing by her side.

Apparently, Eros isn’t human and he’s the Prince of Nethermore.
Eros tells Warren that he still loves him and will find a way to save him from his mother. But can Warren trust him? The last time he did Eros broke his heart. What will happen this time?

Will it only be heartache Warren suffers, or something much worse?

ISBN: 978-1-63259-495-2

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/a-demon-to-love

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This was a very fast paced book. It also reveals why Warren Ambers and his brother were taken by the vampire clan and turned into hybrids. And really it was not a good reason at all.
Eros was born into Nethermore by the Queen of the realm. She is a cruel evil bitch. When Eros learns that his human lover is to be turned into the latest forced lover to his mother, he risks everything to get him out.

Eros and Warren are in love already when the story starts. I would have liked to see more than just a brief look at their sex life. I really wanted to know about how they met and the story of their romance. Without I felt like I was missing something. Like there was a hole in the story.

However, I also find the dystopian world interesting. I want to learn why the barriers between the human world and Nethermore opened after the human plague killed so many. I want to know what will happen in the future, because it looks like the queen has ideas about ruling everything.

I am kind of stuck liking the book for the interesting world factor, and being a little disappointed in the romance factor. So I will see what the next book brings and hope for a more fulfilling romance story. But really, the world the author has creative is pretty damn good.

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

United by Maggie Walsh

unitedTitle: United
Series: The Angel Pack, #6
Author: Maggie Walsh
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (173 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (June 25th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Lexi Angel finds his mate and discovers the eighteen-year-old Bailey is shy. Lexi is determined to date Bailey so they can get to know each other. They work through a few misunderstandings and begin to dream of their future. What they don’t know is that someone is stalking Bailey.
Micah and the wolves are out hunting for clues, when Bailey’s stalker strikes and kidnaps him.

They return to find their beloved pack house crumbled to the ground. A hunt begins to find Bailey and the man who took him—and to make him pay dearly for his crimes.

But during a celebration, Malachi’s new army of giants attacks. Now the pack along with their mates must stand united to defeat this new threat. When they lose one of their own in the battle, Lexi’s pain and anger push him over the edge. He comes out of the battle with burns covering his whole body. That’s when a new fight begins…to save his life.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-481-5

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/united-walsh

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order. Also coincides with Beyond the Angel Pack Series.

There are so many things going on in this book. Not only the relationship of Lexi and Bailey, but also the ongoing battle with Malachi and other relationships. The book kept me engrossed from start to end.

I really liked Lexi and Bailey as a couple. Bailey is young at only eighteen at the start of the story, but he has not had an easy life. He had to leave his pack at the age of twelve. On his own he got caught up with a bad element and did things he was not proud of to survive.

Lexi, due to his own history, takes the time to go slowly with Bailey. He does not rush Bailey into the claiming. Lexi wants his mate, but he is very willing to wait until Bailey is completely comfortable. Plus I enjoyed Lexi. He has a great sense of humor.

There are more plots revealed as to what Malachi is up to. The Angel Pack and their allies sure will have a lot on their hands. There is also finally a resolution between Storm and Aaron. The siblings finally have a heart to heart and are able to make peace with each other.

There is also a development in the relationship of Ryland and Phenex. I cannot wait to see what happens with that. Plus another new young member of the pack has found one of their mates so I look forward to seeing where that goes.

So like I said, a lot happens in this book. And I enjoyed it all.

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

Strength to Let Go by Alina Popescu Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps, today we have Alina Popescu  stopping by to show off the cover to her upcoming release Strength to Let Go, Alina has brought along a fantastic excerpt for us to peek at, so enjoy the post! <3 ~Pixie~

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Strength to Let Go

(Tales of the Werewolf Tribes 01)
by

Alina Popescu

After being abandoned by his mates, Shiki Kirishima, beta of the Dragons of the Fang werewolf tribe, returns to his home in Tokyo.

Crippled by grief, Shiki decides to end it all by going into the territory of the Siberian Killers tribe and challenging them to a battle to the death.

His death.

Ganzorig, beta of the Siberian Killers, however, sees the potentially disastrous consequences of having Shiki die in battle.

Instead, he saves him.

Having suffered loss himself, Ganz takes it upon himself to help Shiki deal with his pain.

Blake, Shiki’s best friend since childhood, is as determined to show him there is life after a wolf’s ultimate loss.

Could there also be something ‘more’ for them after friendship?

Release Date: 7th July 2015
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Masked Booby by Jacques N. Hoff

MaskedBoobyLGTitle: Masked Booby
Series: Peckers 03
Author: Jacques N. Hoff
Genre: Contemporary/ Humor/ Shapeshifters,
Length: Novella (86 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 10th, 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Mickey, Keyser, Clyde….

He goes by many names, calls many different countries home, and has a wardrobe that rivals most professional theater companies, but some days it’s impossible to remember who he really is. It’s the price he pays for the adrenaline. The Masked Booby. A man torn between his instinct to survive and his bird nature of taking a dive.

Irwin Stephens is in love—in love with life, his home, and the animals he watches over every day at work. He doesn’t have a man to call his own, but everything else is so perfect he can’t complain. Except maybe about the scratchy khaki uniform all zoos seem to require with fiendish glee.

When Mickey meets Buff Zookeeper, it should be a one-night love nest, but something besides peckers is up in the land down under.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-209-0

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6485

Reviewer: Cat

Review: This is book three, but you don’t have to read in order though it would help you understand the other characters better and the books are so much fun it wouldn’t hurt! I love these covers!

Irwin is worried about his bird shifter friend Atticus an endangered puffin. Atticus refuses to mate with his breed and becomes violent so the vets are keeping him sedated. Not knowing where to turn Irwin seeks help online and finds a cheesy site called UC Peckers. Not knowing where else to turn he calls and finds that Sebastian and the team are willing to help him.

Mickey doesn’t want to help and when he meets Irwin he is ready to bolt. But will the buff zookeeper be able to see the man or bird behind the mask?

This is another fun story. There is lots of humor, some action, and some sensuous, hot man-sex. The characters are sweet loveable and funny. I can never get enough of the cocky Louis (I couldn’t help the pun). I will say the story came to such a quick sudden ending I didn’t see it coming. I guess the storyline had ben explained away, but I was expecting a bit more about Atticus. Maybe I will be lucky enough to get that in another story soon!

If you like Buff Zookeepers, shifters especially birds, humor, bird puns, funny t-shirts, mates, and some sweet loving man-sex this is for you.

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

 

A New Beginning by A.J. Jarrett

anewbeginningTitle: A New Beginning
Series: Nehalem Pack, #22
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (133 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (June 20th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: It’s been five years since Rowan Morris’s brother’s death. In hopes of understanding what became of his brother he visits Silver Creek. On the outside the town looks perfect but there are secrets here and Rowan will stop at nothing to figure them out.
Dix Garrett hasn’t spoken a single word in seventeen years. That is until he comes face to face with Rowan. The connection is instant but his loyalty to his new pack keeps him at a distance. How can he possibly fall for the brother of the man who wreaked so much havoc in their quiet town?

Obligations to his pack are pushed aside because Rowan and Dix can’t stay away from each other but Dix keeping the truth of what really happened to Rowan’s brother shoves a wedge between them. Can the truth cure Rowan’s curiosity or will it just turn him bitter?

It’s a gamble Dix isn’t sure he’s ready to take, if ever.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-477-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/a-new-beginning

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
This was a good story. Not only was the sex hot, but I liked the main characters as well as enjoyed getting some updates on others.

Dix has been through so much in his young life. He is only turning twenty-one. Yet he holds a lot of guilt over what happened to his parents, as well as his brother. And yay, he finally starts speaking again when he meets his mate Rowan.

I liked Rowan. He is a man who has been so involved in his own life as a doctor, that he never dealt with the death of his twin. I didn’t really get why it took him five years, but I overlooked it as I enjoyed the story itself.

This was a good addition to the series. Good characters, good sex, and a great follow-up with Dax and the baby.

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Retribution by Olivia Black

retributionTitle: Retribution
Series: Federal Paranormal Agency, #3
Author: Olivia Black
Genre: Paranormal / Vampires / Werewolves
Length: Novella (117 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (June 19th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: You have to be the best to go to war with the Worst.
That’s the motto the agents of the Federal Paranormal Agency live by. They train hard to hunt down those that go rogue, enforcing the laws set down through the ages. They deliver justice to those that break the laws and save the innocent. They are the enforcers of the paranormal world.

Evan Vexen is a vampire and an agent with the Federal Paranormal Agency. When vampires from the New York City coven start turning up dead – their bodies discarded around the city like trash – Evan is called in. During his investigation, Evan comes up against multiple challenges and uncovers a lot of secrets along the way, secrets the coven never wanted exposed.

Reyes Caliar is called back home and put on lock-down when vampires from his coven turn up missing and later found dead. Someone is hunting them down, one by one, beating them and bleeding them dry. With the FPA on the case, each coven member is being called in for questioning.

During his visit to their headquarters, Reyes meets Evan, his True Match.

Their attraction is instantaneous, but the danger is still lurking around, keeping Evan on edge. When Reyes is taken, Evan quickly realizes that the prolific killer has a history with his True Match, a history that nobody ever expected.

With Reyes’s life on the line, time is running out.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-485-3

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/retribution-black

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Federal Paranormal Agency collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved. There is something about the way that Olivia Black tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time but it will have you in tears at some part.

Olivia has always been one of my favorite authors. There is just something about her characters, story and the way they mix with each other. With these stories it gives you a mate that has at some point been hurt. The alpha of the pair feels so much for his mate, he will do everything to protect his mate and keep him safe.

The agency is trying to not only keep peace but protect their world from those who intend to hurt or kill them. That is part of Evan’s job. Four vampires from one coven have been slaughtered and it looks personal. He needs to find out who is doing it and stop it. However he comes to find out that the coven has been covering the fact that it was more than four vampires that were killed. The only good thing out of it was when he found his true match. Then he finds out something that will hurt his little mate even more.

Reyes lost his parents to a home fire when he was younger and had to live in the coven until he was old enough to be out on his own. His own brother, the only person he had left in his life took off leaving him alone. All he has wanted to do was to find his brother and put his family back together. Then he finds his true match and things start to change. Then he finds out that the one who is killing is the one who can hurt him the most.

When Reyes and Evan get together it is like setting the sheets on fire. How their hearts beat at the same time, you can see the heat and love between them. The only issues I have with Olivia’s books is the fact that they are too short and don’t have enough meat to them. I want to have more danger, hotter sex and intense moments in them. However it doesn’t really take away from the story at all. I had a blast with it.

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

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

Whatever He Desires by Stormy Glenn

WHATEVER HE DESIRES-REVISED-SGTitle: Whatever He Desires
Series: Tribal Bonds, # 4
Author: Stormy Glenn
Genre: Contemporary / Paranormal / Vampires / Werewolves
Length: Novella (149 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (January 30th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Drew Hamilton didn’t know why his lover suddenly left him. He just knew that he left, and Drew’s heart had been slowly dying ever since. When he attends a party with his roommate, he never expects to find his ex-lover or to discover the world Garret had been hiding from him from the moment they met.

Garret LaGaffe never wanted to leave Drew, but he felt he had no other choice when he was ordered home by his Electus. Drew is human, and bringing him back to a vampire tribe could have endangered Drew more than Garret was willing to allow. Giving Drew up was a better choice…or so Garret believed until Drew showed up at a party hosted by his tribe.

Misunderstandings and hard decisions add to an already dangerous situation as Garret tries to find a way to have Drew in his life without putting the man in danger. When all of his effort results in the very thing he was working so hard to avoid, can Garret put aside his fear long enough to rescue his anamchara, or will he lose Drew to his fears?

ISBN: 978-1-62741-272-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/whatever-he-desires

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This story has quite a few things going on as the main characters Drew and garret seemed to take forever to get together in this book. I felt Garret wasted a lot of time throughout the book and left Drew hanging a lot. I would have given up if I were Drew and moved on.

Though I understood some of the reasoning, I couldn’t believe Garret assumed Drew would just come back to him automatically. That just blew my mind especially after the way Garret left without a word or anything.

The sex was hot and passionate when they finally ended up together.

Good read.

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Prickly Business by Piper Vaughn & Kenzie Cade Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Piper Vaughn & Kenzie Cade popping in with the stunning cover to their upcoming release Prickly Business.  To celebrate their fabulous cover they are having an incredible giveaway so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Prickly Business

(Portland Pack Chronicles 01)
by

Piper Vaughn & Kenzie Cade

Some people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He’s a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged. Not that Avery cares. He doesn’t want to be mated to some blue-collar werewolf anyway. Or so he keeps telling himself.

No werewolf likes to be looked down upon, least of all Dylan Green. He doesn’t need a mate, especially not some snotty hedgehog who sneers at his custom motorcycle shop and calls him a grease monkey. But when Avery gets into trouble with a shady loan shark, Dylan can’t stand by and let him be hurt—whether he wants the brat or not.

Yet once Dylan steps into Avery’s world, he realizes there’s more to Avery than his prickly exterior, and that unexpected vulnerability calls to Dylan’s protective instincts. The sassy little hedgehog needs a keeper, and despite their horrible first impressions, Dylan starts to believe he might be the wolf for the job.

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