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Blood of A Leo by Dawn H. Hawkes

Dawn H. Hawkes - Blood of a Leo CoverTitle: Blood of A Leo, (2nd Edition)

Series: Solomon’s Pride, 01

Author: Dawn H. Hawkes

Genre: Paranormal, Vampires, Shapeshifters

Length: Novella (110 pages)

Publisher: The Rooster and The Pig Publishing, Inc (July 17th 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: One fateful night, Leo Adams is kidnapped and forced to serve as an unwilling blood-donor for a coalition of vampires. It is a harsh life,and he doubts he will live much longer. Part of him feels like that might not be such a bad thing. One day, unforeseen events allow Leo to escape his horrible life, and he ends up falling straight into the lion-shifter, Maddox.

Maddox is unsure of what has fallen into his arms, but he knows Leo is someone special. As they grow closer, he knows that he will fight, fang and claw, to keep Leo safe. If that means taking on the entire vampire coalition… then so be it.

ISBN: 978-0-69249-276-5 / B012IDTAO8  

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Leo-Taurus-Imprint-Solomons-ebook/dp/B012IDTAO8

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book starts off showing the type of hell Leo has been living in for the past several months.  The fact that he thinks his second “master” isn’t as bad as the first because he doesn’t get raped is sad.  Leo has really given up.  He hopes that one night a vampire will finally take too much blood and kill him.  Or that maybe the drugs they force on him will.

Take one traumatized man and drop him into the lap of his lion shifter mate and watch the fireworks.  Yes, things move fast considering the hell Leo has been through, but again it’s only a novella.  So some leeway has to be given.  I think the biggest part is that Leo finally felt safe with Maddox.  Plus, there was the mating heat. 

These two are cute together.  Leo is really cute totally deserved to have a big mate to protect and love him.  And really they are sexy hot together. There is even sex in the third shifter form.  Which is always interesting.

I first read this book when it was released in 2011.  I followed through on the others books in the series and was unhappy that the series didn’t continue when the publisher went defunct.  I am happy to see that Dawn H. Hawkes has found a new home and is releasing the series and hopefully continuing it. 

It was great to revisit this story again after so long and I look forward to re-reading the others.

Fraud Felt Twice by J.T. Hall

J.T. Hall - Fraud Twice Felt CoverTitle: Fraud Twice Felt

Series: The Oddities #2

Author:  J.T. Hall

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (May 29, 2017)

Length: Novel (368 Pages)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Three weeks after solving his old boyfriend’s murder, bounty hunter Derwin Bryant is trying to let go of the past and embrace his new life with Elliot Leed, a former rentboy and fellow Oddity. Elliot, meanwhile, is trying to adjust to working at Bob’s Bail Bonds and having a real relationship despite his strange power of Object Reading. Hanging over the couple is the fear that Roy Yoshiro, notorious gang lord, will make good on his threats to claim Elliot. If that happens, not even Derwin’s superhuman strength will be enough to protect the man he loves.

Their concerns are overshadowed when Derwin’s friend asks for help finding her missing son. It’s not long before the case takes Derwin and Elliot back to the crime-ridden underbelly of the city and straight into Yoshiro’s clutches. Two gangs are vying for power, and Derwin and Elliot get caught in the middle of their very public fight.

Derwin and Elliot must find a way to thwart both gangs’ plans and escape alive. This time, one misstep could spell disaster for all the inhabitants of Nis.    

ISBN: 978-1-62649-594-4

Product Link: https://riptidepublishing.com/titles/fraud-twice-felt

Reviewer:  Lisa 

Review: Each book in The Oddities collection features Derwin and Elliot. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.   

I have had the pleasure of reading J.T.’s first book in this series and when I heard this one was coming out, I just had to grab it.  The characters are quite unique and a very fresh idea.  I thought the characters were not only strong but you can feel the way they feel for those around them.  This story caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the very end.  I am usually not a fan of very long stories but this one was so exciting that I knew it would become a favorite real soon.

Derwin is an oddity and a bounty hunter.  He hunts those who cause pain and death, including other oddities and demons.  Three years ago his boyfriend was murdered and it took him that long to find out who did it.  He had finally solved his murder three weeks ago and was now embracing his life with Elliot.  Elliot was a rent boy and has his own oddity.  He can see visions from strong feelings.  Now he worked with Derwin and his boss.  He is also hiding from a gang lord that wants him for his very own.

Another friend in the office is scared for his missing son.  She asks Derwin for help and it leads him and Elliot in to some major danger.  For some more juicy details about this story, pick up the book.  Let’s just say it has some major kinky and hot sex scenes, danger, death, excitement, suspense and so much more.

I had a lot of fun reading this and can’t wait to see what other dangers these two sexy men can get into.  I loved the characters and their story just kept me on the edge of my seat.  I can guarantee that you will love this book.  I would definitely recommend it.

What The Cat Dragged In by B.A. Tortuga

B.A. Tortuga - What the Cat Dragged In CoverTitle: What the Cat Dragged In

Series: Sanctuary 02

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 16, 2017)

Length: Novel (204 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Don’t people know that cats and dogs don’t mix?

Connor Ragbone finds things. Sometimes it’s gold, sometimes jewels, sometimes people. Set in his hippie ways, he never thought he’d find a pack, but with Sam and Gus and their goofy shifter family, he fits right in. Then he finds Brock.

Shifter Brock Herman is undercover alone, working to break up a poaching ring. The last thing he needs is for Connor to wreck his sting. And now the crazy bobcat just won’t go away!

The poachers lead Brock and Connor on a merry chase all over Western Colorado, looking for shifter bears, but it’s a lost pup who brings them back to Nevada and the pack Sam and Gus are building. That’s when Brock has to decide whether he still travels alone or if Connor and his crazy family are where his heart belongs. 

ISBN: 978-1-63533-549-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/what-the-cat-dragged-in-by-ba-tortuga-8576-b

Reviewer: Lisa 

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

Just like the first book, I looked at the title and new I had to check it out.  Then I read the blurb and new I had to read it.  It has a serious tone to it but it is mixed perfectly with the humorous side to it as well.  There is nothing better than a book with a lot of humor in it, especially if it is about two very sexy shifters.  I love the idea of a cat and dog as mates.

Connor is a blast and funny as hell.  He has this gift that he uses to find things and people that are lost.  There is just something about him that makes you want to grab him up and hug him tight.  He got the call to find someone lost and it leads him to Brock.  

Brock is a wolf shifter who goes undercover to break up poaching rings.  Right now the focus is on bears.  At first he finds this bobcat shifter with dread locks who just won’t leave him alone.  Tells him that he must stay with him till he gets him to where he truly belongs.  Connor and the poachers sure do take him on a twisty adventure.  

I love the twists that this story has going on.  Connor is a character that I would not have expected.  He looks like a hippy and the way he talks is so damn funny.  Brock is more of a serious guy, but you mix these two up and you are in for one hell of a good time. 

I enjoyed reading this book and cannot wait to find out what is in store for them all.

Wolf of the Northern Star by S.J. Himes Release Blast, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys! We have the super talented S.J. Himes popping in today with her llloooonnnnggggg awaited release Wolf of the Northern Star, we have an excerpt, an exclusive excerpt (you can stop drooling now) and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway! ~Pixie~ p.s. Wolves of Black Pine is free until the 19th June!!!!

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Wolf of the Northern Star

(The Wolfkin Saga 02)

S.J. Himes

Ghost, once known as the cub Luca, is finally home. Back among his kind and learning what it means to be both a man and a shaman, Ghost battles the expectations of his people, his family, and the pressures of a society that is both foreign and familiar. His power is greater than any seen before, dwarfing that of even the legendary Shaman Gray Shadow—and his union with Kane places him in the center of a controversy that rattles wolfkin society around the world.

Kane, greater alpha and Heir to Black Pine Clan, has finally defeated the traitor and murderer that destroyed the heart of Black Pine years before. Freed at last from guilt and pain, Kane has a new enemy to face: his own people. Placed on trial for violation of Law and blasphemy, Kane will have to fight to the death to preserve his bond with Ghost and keep his mate and people safe.

The soulbond between Ghost and Kane is forged by the creator and Goddess of the wolfkin. Usually, a sacred and treasured union that honors the pair and their clans, this soulbond is seen not as a gift, but a threat to eons of tradition and Clan Law.

The union of a Shaman and Alpha is anathema—but how to reconcile that belief when it is the wolfkin Goddess who forged it? Can Ghost and Kane save themselves, preserve their bond, and find a new future when the laws of the ancient past threaten to tear them apart?

*This book is part of a series and should not be read as a standalone. Prior books should be read to understand content. 104,000 words*

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Just Bob by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Just Bob CoverTitle: Just Bob

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (May 25, 2017)

Length: Novella (126 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: My name is Bob. It’s just Bob. Not even Robert or Roberto or anything as exciting as that. It’s just Bob. Bob Mills. It’s not a fancy name or a name that inspires great romantic tales. No one writes odes to Bob. No one screams Bob during great heights of passion. There are no great masterpieces with Bob as the main character. I can’t even think of any fictional characters named Bob.

To make matters worse, I’m an accountant and I wear glasses. I own a cat. I have a library card, and I actually use it. If the karmic universe could have crapped on someone, I was it. Exciting, right? Yeah, no. There is nothing exciting in my life. Ever.

That all changed when someone put a contract out on my life

ISBN: 978-1-64010-429-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/just-bob

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Bob is a junior accountant; he works and goes straight home, lives with a big ass cat and uses his library card.  No excitement in his life and he is ok with it.  All that changes when a sexy man lets him know that he is targeted to be killed and oh let’s not forget the big part, he is his mate.  Now can you imagine Bob’s expression!  

Shade is a panther shifter and an assassin.  He takes the job and gets the job done.  He has a perfect record, but all that ends when his target is his mate.  With shifters that is a powerful thing and they all want one.  Now all they need to find out is who wants Bob dead.

This sounds like it will lead into an amazing new series, but I guess we will have to wait and see.  I will admit that it came off like it was rushed a bit, but other than that it was as usual a great story.  I loved Bob and everything about him.  He thinks he is just plain as vanilla ice cream, but in truth he is one special little man.  He is quirky as hell though, and I cracked up with him. 

I had a lot of fun reading this and I do hope that there is going to be a second and third book following this. 

Shifting Currents by L.M. Brown

L.M. Brown - Shifting Currents CoverTitle: Shifting Currents

Series:  Mermen & Magic 04

Author: L.M. Brown

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novel (235 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (April 25, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Can a merman and an Atlantean, separated by centuries and prejudices, find love together?

Merman Delwyn is an Oracle of the past. He loves nothing better than observing the comings and goings of those who lived centuries before he was born. His favorite time period to visit is when both Atlantean and mer inhabited the sunken city of Atlantis, and his guilty pleasure is watching lovers come together in passion. Secure in the knowledge that no one can see him when he’s viewing the past, nothing can prepare Delwyn for the moment Fabian, an Atlantean living in the past, speaks to him.

Fabian is a man with divided loyalties. The demi-god son of the Goddess of Sea Creatures has sworn to serve the Goddess of Prophecy as her Oracle of the present. His unique status gives him the power to see anything in the present, including the mysterious merman voyeur from the distant future.

Despite the centuries that separate them, Delwyn and Fabian find they have a lot in common and quickly form a friendship that both hope one day will become something more. But before they can be together in the present, Delwyn and Fabian must unravel the mysteries of the past.

Only time will tell if truth about the long-since vanished Atlanteans will bring them together or tear them apart, as the battle for the sunken city of Atlantis begins.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-544-5

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/shifting-currents

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I loved this book. Definately proves that time and distance does not mean a thing when it comes to love. Delwyn, the oracle of the past, delves into the past and comes across an Atlantean, Fabian who is a Demigod, that intrigues him but shocks him when he actually sees him. He continues to go back to see him and the two form a bond. 

What I liked most was the way the story unfolded. There were twist and turns and Delwyn tried to solve the mystery as to Fabian’s whereabouts in his time. Where he was came as a shock to me but I was thrilled at the same time. 

I really despised Fabian’s mother, the goddess of sea creatures. I have my suspicions as to why she the mer people so much. I was curious as to why the Atlantean’s were banished as I don’t think it said unless I missed it somehow. 

Intense, mysterious, suspenseful and plenty of action. That is how I would describe this story as it has many things unfolding as it progresses. I am very much so looking forward to the next book to see what else happens. 

Highly recommended.

The Worst Werewolf by Jacqueline Rohrbach

Jacqueline Rohrbach - The Worst Werewolf CoverTitle: The Worst Werewolf

Series: The Immutable Moon # 1

Author: Jacqueline Rohrbach

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (150 pages)

Publisher: Nine Star Press (February 13, 2017)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: The werewolf said, “Race you to the road.” It was the last thing Tovin heard before his life became uncomfortably complex.

Before that night in the forest, Tovin was the type of guy to play it safe. Happy wearing the same shoes, buying the same deodorant, and eating the same meals day after day, he thought his simple existence was pretty great. At least until his boyfriend dumps him for being boring. Heartbroken but on a mission of vengeance, Tovin decides to start a new life filled with excitement, danger, and maybe a meal from a questionable food truck.

A date with Garvey would start it all. Handsome, sophisticated, the man is everything Tovin thinks he needs. It’s a pity he turns out to be a werewolf on a mission to save his pack from destruction.

Now Tovin is caught up in Garvey’s world.

Abducted and forced to be the bloodservant of a powerful Alpha, he lands right in the middle of a brewing conflict that threatens to destroy humanity.

Warning: Violence and mention of death of children

ISBN: 978-1-945952-66-1

Product Link: https://ninestarpress.com/product/the-worst-werewolf/

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I really wanted to love this I truly did as the blurb was enticing. Alas I did not. I felt like I was disconnected throughout the story. I did not connect any of the characters at all. 

The first problem I saw was there were too many characters introduced that resulted in the main plot being pushed back again and again. Garvey’s character irritated me in that he constantly drilled the point that he wanted the reader to know how much he loved to eat humans. I got that from the introduction which was a little too much.

Tovin is sweet yet naive at times. I wanted to slap him at times and say are you kidding me. Surely you can’t be that blind to things.

Then there was the hierarchy which was very confusing to say the least. I honestly gave up trying to understand what was what halfway through. I think there was too much information thrown into this one book for the reader to process thoroughly. As a result you feel bogged down.

Sorry, but I did not enjoy this book.

P.S. I Spook You by S.E. Harmon

S.E. Harmon - P.S. I Spook You CoverTitle: P.S. I Spook You

Author: S.E. Harmon

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 12, 2017)

Length: Novel (256 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: SSA Rain Christiansen used to be the agency’s golden boy. It just takes one moment of weakness, one slight, tiny, itty-bitty paranormal sighting, and all of a sudden he’s the agency’s embarrassment. His boss gives him one last chance to redeem himself—go down to Brickell Bay, play nice with the local police, and leave the ghost sightings behind. Rain is determined to do exactly that, even if it kills him.

Cold-case detective Daniel McKenna’s latest investigation is going nowhere fast. Five years earlier, high school student Amy Greene went missing after leaving her part-time job and was never seen again. Daniel is glad to finally have the FBI help that his department requested, even if it does come in the form of his ex.

It doesn’t help that Rain is pretty sure he’s falling in love with Danny all over again—if he ever stopped. Add to that the frustration of seeing ghosts at every turn while he works a case that’s stalled in its tracks, and Rain is starting to wonder if second chances and happy endings are just for fairy tales. 

ISBN: 978-1-63533-691-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/ps-i-spook-you-by-se-harmon-8565-b

Reviewer: Lisa 

Review: This is the first book by this author that I have read and I have to say it will not be the last.  I have always loved paranormal romance especially if it is also m/m.  When I saw the title to this, I really wanted to get my hands on it.  The cover of the book is just a bit creepy, but for this type of story let’s just say it rocked.

Rain is a federal agent who has had a bit of bad luck one would say.  He see’s spirits and doesn’t really believe that he sees them.  So much so that he just figured he was losing it.  He had not mentioned it to anyone, until one day he told a family that their daughter was gone.  You can guess which way his job was going to go with that one, but his boss decided to give him one last chance.  To find out what happened to a young girl.  To top it off it would send him home, to the one man he had loved and left.  

Danny had been in love with Rain from the very beginning but he didn’t trust him not to run.  Five years ago Amy went missing and now the FBI was sending in a specialist.  A specialist that was also his ex.  He wasn’t too sure what to expect, but it sure wasn’t the fact that Rain saw spirits.  Things heat up and there are a lot of twists in this story.  Especially when you add in Ethan, who just happens to be dead.  

When I started reading it, the story was a very slow paced but it soon picks up. I can say that I hope this author makes this into a series because I want more from Rain.  It caught my attention and damn if it didn’t keep it all the way to the end.  There are ghosts, hot sex, dangerous situations and suspense in this story, plus so much more.  It gave me everything I could possibly want in a story and I can guarantee that you will get a kick out of it also. 

This is one story that I would recommend to all. 

Rabbit by Catherine Lievens

Catherine Lievens - Rabbit CoverTitle: Rabbit

Series: Gillham Pack #23

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: eXtasy Books (June 9, 2017)

Length: Novella (120 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When life throws you a curve ball, you have to deal with it as well as you can.

When Rabbit arrived in Gillham, he was only trying to get away from his ex-boyfriend. He never expected to find a pack, a family, but he feels at home in Gillham. Finding his mate makes that feeling even stronger, at least until he realizes Elton isn’t only his mate, but also Samuel’s.

Elton’s in Gillham to visit his brother when he ends up in the middle of a spat for him. He might not know a lot about shifters and mates, but he does know that one human guy having two shifter mates isn’t normal.

Samuel is ready to fight for Elton, and really, it shouldn’t take much with how tiny Rabbit is. But Rabbit reveals himself to be stronger and more stubborn than Samuel had thought, and when Elton gives them an ultimatum, they have to learn to work together—or be without their mate.

They know a three-way mating is possible, but it doesn’t make it easy. Rabbit, Elton, and Samuel all have their own insecurities and problems. Will they manage to work around them and be happy together, or will the stress of having to share a mate make their relationship implode?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1043-8

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/rabbit/

Reviewer:  Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Gillham Pack collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series is also connected to the Whitedell Pride and Council Enforcers collection. 

There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.  I think what I love most about this series and the ones they are connected with is that even though they are tough shifters or nix, they do have a soft spot for those around them.  Also the fact that it isn’t just one or two kinds of shifters, you get a wild mixture which makes it more fascinating.  Then you add in nix’s and it is going to get wild.

A house cat shifter with a ducks name and nicknamed Rabbit.  Rabbit lived on the streets as a normal black cat that is until Ms. White picks him up as a stray.  Then she wants to neuter his ass and oh hell no, he is not going to let it happen.  Then shifters come to his rescue and lets just face it, Rabbit is an cat with an attitude.  Guess he is just like a normal cat.  Then in comes his mate, or should I say two mates with a twist.  It seems like Rabbit and Samuel are mated to Elton, but not to each other.  Now is that a tongue twister or not.   

I love the way Catherine puts together a story that not only draws you in but keeps you entertained as well. They have a serious tone to them, but there is quite a bit of humor floating around.  I do get a kick out of the whole thing.  They are not long size novels, but just the right size for me to really enjoy. They have so much depth and details that if will feel like you are right there with them. I love that there is even the hint of danger surrounding them sometimes. Trust me that this is one series that you will enjoy quite a bit. I loved it and cannot wait for the next book to come out.

Skim Blood & Savage Verse by Angel Martinez

Angel Martinez - Skim Blood & Savage Verse CoverTitle: Skim Blood & Savage Verse

Series:  Offbeat Crimes # 3

Author: Angel Martinez

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (137 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (April 4, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Words damage more than just feelings as Carrington hunts feral books menacing the city.

When a ferocious book attacks Carrington at his own birthday party, he believes it’s an isolated incident. But similar books soon pop up all over town, menacing innocent people with harsh bits of poetry and blank verse that deliver damaging physical blows. It’s a frustrating case with too many variables and not enough answers, and the stakes go up with each attack.

With the help of his misfit squad mates at the 77th and the public library’s Rare Books Department, the missing pieces decrease but not Carrington’s vexations. His commanding officer rakes him over the coals at the beginning of every shift. His police partner has lost patience with what she sees as his delusional relationship choices and his inability to pick the right man in a vast field of two. City Hall demands that the books be stopped immediately. It’s enough to put a nutritionally challenged vampire off his skim blood.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-552-0

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/skim-blood-and-savage-verse

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: The Carr, a vampire who survives on skim blood, is challenged when it comes to a case involving books whose words actually hurt people. I have never read a book quite like this before so I found it fascinating. I could have done without his partners Amanda’s love interest, another female though.

Carr is fascinated by someone through most of the book then suddenly is interested in the consultant. I didn’t buy this relationship as most of it took place at the end and felt forced and rushed to me. However it was great to read.

The overall feel of the story is one of excitement as each element adds to the stories conclusion.

Great read.

Switch Hitter by Cheyenne Meadow

Cheyenne Meadows - Switch Hitter CoverTitle: Switch Hitter

Series: Shifter Hardball 03

Author: Cheyenne Meadows

Genre: Paranormal, Sports

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press (5th June 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 hearts

Blurb: Tucker Wilde’s life is in a tailspin. Twenty-four hours ago, he was one of the top second basemen in the all-shifter professional baseball league. Now, he’s lost his starting spot to a rookie, been dumped by his girlfriend, and had a night of explosive passion with a man—a teammate at that. He can’t get Dixon out of his mind—even though Tucker still believes himself to be straight. With his career in jeopardy, he’s unsure where to turn or how to fix the mess.

Dixon Foxx is a baseball prodigy, though a perfectionist father stole any joy he might find in the game. He only sticks with it because it’s all he knows—and because of Tucker, the man Dixon’s wanted since they met. His dreams come true one night, only to turn into a nightmare the next morning when Tucker blows off their incredible time together as a drunken mistake, never to happen again.

The life of a switch hitter is all about mixing things up. Tucker excels at it. Only this time, the game isn’t on the line—his heart is.

ISBN:  978-1-63533-587-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/switch-hitter-by-cheyenne-meadows-8542-b

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I read a tonne of books and so I admit, sheepishly, that there are a lot of series which I completely forget about existing until I get flagged that the next book is out. I suppose you can call me a voracious reader, although I probably only write reviews for 10% of what I consume – I really don’t have that much time. Shifter Hardball is one of those series, but don’t take that to mean that it’s an unforgettable series. No, instead just understand two things 1) I got a horrid memory and 2) there clearly isn’t enough room for me to remember all the books I read.

With those pleasantries out the way, let me tell you this, once I remembered about the series and what it was – I was instantly desperate to read the next installment. Let’s face, there are many of us who will be instantly drawn to this series because 1) there are shifters – sexy alpha shifters, and 2) these sexy shifter play a damn good game of baseball. I admit, I did a quick reread of the first two books, but honestly I don’t believe that it is essential to read the previous books but I highly recommend doing so if you haven’t. We get a number of quick glimpses at our two previous couples which could potentially be a tad confusing.

Tucker Wilde is one of the stars on his baseball team in his position as the second baseman. However, his game has been off recently and he loses his top position to one of the rookies. To top that off, he also breaks up with his girlfriend, who he really wasn’t completely into to be perfectly honest. And this is where his life begins to change.

Dixon Foxx has been micromanaged into a baseball career by his father. He’s shy but is a total kick arse when it comes to the sport. The only thing keeping him in the game is his stubbornness, despite the fact he no longer enjoys the game, and his infatuation for Ticker. Dixon has been crushing on Tucker since they first met, just Tucker doesn’t realize it. But as I said, things are changing for Tucker, and that means that things are also changing for Dixon.

Tucker and Dixon discover new facets of their evolving relationship, and Dixon discovers just where his passion for baseball now lies (and is not dependent on his love for Tucker). Super sexy. Super sweet. Lots of chemistry ready to explode. Seriously, how can you go wrong with a story about shifters who play baseball?? What I also like about this series is that the shifter aspect is actually secondary to the baseball – as opposed to the other way around, which is probably more common. It makes for a very interesting tale and makes me want more from the series!!

What The Cat Dragged In by B.A. Tortuga Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hiya guys! We have B.A. Tortuga popping in today with her upcoming long awaited Sanctuary release What the Cat Dragged In, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant guest post, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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What the Cat Dragged In

(Sanctuary 02)

B.A. Tortuga

Don’t people know that cats and dogs don’t mix?

Connor Ragbone finds things. Sometimes it’s gold, sometimes jewels, sometimes people. Set in his hippie ways, he never thought he’d find a pack, but with Sam and Gus and their goofy shifter family, he fits right in. Then he finds Brock.

Shifter Brock Herman is undercover alone, working to break up a poaching ring. The last thing he needs is for Connor to wreck his sting. And now the crazy bobcat just won’t go away!

The poachers lead Brock and Connor on a merry chase all over Western Colorado, looking for shifter bears, but it’s a lost pup who brings them back to Nevada and the pack Sam and Gus are building. That’s when Brock has to decide whether he still travels alone or if Connor and his crazy family are where his heart belongs.

This follow-up to Just Like Cats and Dogs is a feel-good shifter romance novel where cats and dogs prove they can be way more than the enemies nature has made them.

Release date: 16th June 2017 

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The Strike of Hot Iron by Charlie Richards

Charlie Richards - The Strike of Hot Iron CoverTitle: The Strike of Hot Iron

Series: A Loving Nip #13

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: eXtasy Books (May 19, 2017)

Length: Novella (92 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Just a little Love Bite: When a dingo shifter finds a reluctant mate, he needs plenty of help from his friends.

Pascal agreed to move with his two brothers to a vampire coven which runs a dude and cattle ranch. With both of his brothers wrapped up in their mates, he has plenty of opportunity to explore. He accepts his sexuality as he learns his likes, dislikes, and craving, which include submitting to a dominant lover. With abuse part of Pascal’s past, his brothers don’t understand why he occasionally sports bruises from sex he claims is consensual.

When the new blacksmith arrives at the ranch, Pascal finally understands what his brothers had talked about when describing the mate-pull. Abner Johnson is all he can think about. Unfortunately, while the huge redhead is okay with a little fun, he doesn’t want a relationship…with anyone. He’s also up front about his feelings on biting–don’t even try it.

Can Pascal get help wooing his mate from his family and friends, even when they don’t understand his desires?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1323-1

Product Link:  http://www.extasybooks.com/the-strike-of-hot-iron/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in A Loving Nip collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. In fact I would recommend reading the very first series that leads you to this one. Wolves of Stone Ridge is the starter that many different series branched off, so I would start with that one first. There are about five different series, so you will definitely be entertained. 

I came across Charlie when she wrote her very first book for the Wolves of Stone Ridge series and never looked back. You will meet a group of alpha that want the love of their mates. They live many centuries and their mates make their lives better and a bit interesting. Most of the time they have their serious tones but there is quite a bit of humor mixed in with them that make them even more fascinating for me. Each story will have danger, excitement, adventure, and a touch of kink to them that will keep your attention the whole time, like it does for me. 

Pascal and his brothers were rescued from their old lives and brought to live among a vampire coven.  It was definitely a change for them, to live with no fear.  The ranch is a nice place to heal, but Pascal is a bit different.  He is learning that he is definitely a submissive, but is afraid to let the others know.  That is until his mate shows up.

Abner is one of the few who cannot be tranced by a vampire.  He found that out the hard way.  Now he is let into the secret of the paranormal world and is fine as long as no one wants a snack.  He is interested in a bit of fun with the dingo, but nothing to serious.  Too bad for him, he is a mate.   

I love how Charlie puts together a book that will draw you in and keep you captivated all the way to the end. Charlie has become one of my favorite authors, and I am glad to see that it will never change. This is one book I would recommend. 

The Dentist and His Fox by A.J. Jarrett

A.J. Jarrett - The Dentist and the Fox CoverTitle: The Dentist and His Fox

Series: Nehalem Pack #37

Author: A.J. Jarrett

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren Publishing (May 8, 2017)

Length: Novella (162 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: It’s the start of a brand new life for Reed Ingram. He’s just graduated dental school and is opening his own practice. With the encouragement of his brother and the Nehalem pack, he’s making a home in Silver Creek. Little does he know, he’s about to find so much more than a place to set down roots.

Love doesn’t exist, and Dane Forum wants no part of it. He was raised by an absentee father and a mother who thought love was controlling everything and everyone. Dane isn’t sure he believes that there is a mate out there for him…that is until he walks into Dr. Ingram’s office. His life it flipped upside down and in a tailspin because now Dane is feeling so many emotions and dare he say it, love?

Life is short, and love doesn’t come along often. Now, it’s up to Reed to prove to Dane that love is real and worth fighting for.    

ISBN: 978-1-64010-326-9

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/the-dentist-and-his-fox

Reviewer: Lisa

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

I got a kick out of the title for this story, but the cover was a bit boring.  Let’s just say that if I wasn’t a fan of quirky titles, and just went by what the cover looked like, I would have probably dismissed it.  Although the fox on the front was adorable.  Now that that is out of the way, let’s get to the story itself.

I haven’t read to many stories where dentist and dentistry are used.  It cracks me up each time and the characters are usually quirky.  However it also sounded to familiar to me.  However it did not take away from this story at all.  Reed is a human who has a shifter for a brother.  He is used to pack life and the way things move around.  In fact his big brother talked him into moving to Silver Creek right after graduating from dental school.  He just doesn’t expect a sexy little fox shifter.

Dane is a very good dental assistant, who just wants to get away from his family.  His dad was never around and his mother is a first class bitch.  Everything is about look and prestige whereas Dane is about normal living and peace.  He also does not believe in love, so when he finds his mate, well let’s just say sparks will fly.  

It is a fun filled and very quirky story that has its ups and downs.  I would have kicked his mother out a very long time ago.  I got a kick out of the guys and let’s just say there doesn’t really seem to be an alpha bone among them.  I liked the over protective big brother part.  Sometimes their way of life seems to be a lot calmer then the way real life is these days.  It would definitely be a world I would love to live in. 

I had fun with this story and I think you will too.

His Omega to Keep by Jane Perky

Jane Perky - His Omega to Keep CoverTitle: His Omega to Keep

Series: Wolves of Emerald Valley #2

Author: Jane Perky

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren Publishing (May 11, 2017)

Length: Novella (84 Pages)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Joe’s a defective Omega who’s finally found the courage to leave his cheating lover. He leaves his pack of ten years and intends to make it on his own. But when his car breaks down, Joe has no choice but to call for a mechanic.

He’s shocked when he discovers the mechanic is Atlas, one of the five lone Alphas who recently moved back to Emerald Valley—and who pose a threat to his former pack. Is the attraction between them real, or will Atlas break his heart, too?

Alpha werewolf Atlas can’t explain his strange attraction to Joe, given that the man Atlas believes was his mate died a year ago. Atlas’s wolf tells him Joe is his mate, but his wolf has made a mistake before.

When the inferno between them grows too strong to ignore, Atlas knows it’s too late for second-guessing. Joe is his mate, and he intends to show his Omega that running away isn’t an option.   

ISBN: 978-1-64010-320-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/his-omega-to-keep

Reviewer: Lisa

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

First off, the cover rocked.  It was very unique and effective in catching my attention.  However the title of the story, was just like every other title when Omega’s are involved.  Now if I picked a story based on those two things, then I would have passed up the book.  I haven’t read too many books by this author, but I do remember the first book of this series.  With the first book I was not impressed, but left my mind open that the books would improve and strengthen.  However it is still focused on the alpha and omega such as all the other stories you read. 

Now we know that alpha’s are the strong and omega’s are the peace keepers of a pack.  However in this particular story they pretty much treat their omega’s like crap.  Well the pack did, not the main alpha.  Also Alpha Blake would have been taken down and replaced by a stronger wolf, and so far no go.  So the author did do a different tune when it came to him.  But with the main characters, she has followed every other story line you read about.  There was no spark, no heat, and no excitement.  No connection at all was felt.  Which was kind of sad as a reader.

Joe is a defective omega who cannot produce strong babies.  Well how does that make him defective if he is gay?  He focused on that and quite frankly it got old real fast.  There was no defective gene about the kid.  Unless this book was going to be a m/m pregnancy book, which it is not, then it wouldn’t matter if he produced weak babies.  Anyhow, he leaves his cheating looser and runs away with twenty dollars in his pocket.  Breaks down and low and behold it is one of the alpha’s who killed their beta.  

Now I could have saved myself the time of reading the book, because it felt like I already knew what the book was about just from reading the blurb.  Now don’t get me wrong, it is still an interesting tale, but did not keep my attention like it really should have.  Also the amount of sex in this book over whelms the rest of the story.  It did not come off as believable nor would I see two men jump each other right off the bat.  No heat nor any spark between them was seen, then all of a sudden bam.  Sorry but it was not seen by me.  I just felt like the whole story missed some major points in it.  For me, the potential was there but it was not delivered. 

However I will still hold out on book three, to see if there is any change in this author’s work.