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How The Other Half Lives by Clare London Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Clare London popping in today with her new release How The Other Half Lives, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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How The Other Half Lives

(Perchance to Dream 05 / London Lads 02)
by

Clare London

Compulsively neat freak meets chaotic slob: can their living space survive the conflict?

Martin Harrison keeps himself to himself and his Central London flat as neat as a new pin. Maybe he should loosen up and enjoy more of a social life, but in his mind, that’s tantamount to opening the floodgates to emotional chaos. He agrees, however, to join the flat-sitting scheme in his building and look after another tenant’s flat in exchange for a similar watch over his when he’s travelling for his work.

A floor away in the same building, Russ McNeely is happy with his life as a freelance cook and a self-confessed domestic slob. He also joins the flat-sitting scheme, both to be neighbourly and to help keep his flat in order, as Russ also travels for his work.

For a while, the very dissimilar men never meet. Martin is horrified at the mess at Russ’s flat, while Russ finds Martin’s minimalist style creepy. But in a spirit of generosity, each of them starts to help the other out by rearranging things in their own inimitable way.

Until the day a hiccup in the schedule brings them face-to-face at last.

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2011.

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Letters From Cupid by Ari McKay (2nd Edition)

Ari McKay - Letters From Cupid CoverTitle: Letters From Cupid (2nd Edition)

Author: Ari McKay

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday

Length: Novella (94 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 14, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: After breaking up with his partner, English professor Dr. Derek Chandler feels like a failure who will never win at romance. His aloof colleague, Dr. Macon Pinney, disagrees and pens an anonymous note of encouragement to Derek, which he signs “Cupid.” Thus begins an exchange of correspondence, a courtship through words where the two men find out they have a great deal in common. Meanwhile, Derek reaches out to Macon, not knowing Macon is his anonymous pen pal. Derek reveals through his letters that someone close by has piqued his interest. Could he mean Macon—or has Macon missed his opportunity and lost Derek to another man?

Perhaps the time has come for Cupid to put in an appearance, and when better to do so than Valentine’s Day?

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2015.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-455-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/letters-from-c

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Macon hadn’t meant to listen in, but when he heard Derek talk about his breakup, he felt that he should help the man.  Playing cupid, he started with a sweet letter of encouragement and it has taken on pretty well.  He just hadn’t expected for Derek to answer.  

This is a very enjoyable little story about two very sexy guys finding love, with cupid’s hep of course.  I think Ari has given us a pretty good book for this special holiday.  Valentine’s day is not far away so this little story just fit pretty good.  I haven’t read many stories around this day, so it was a nice surprise.  I loved how Macon is so damn shy, but he stepped out of his comfort zone to help another, and got exactly what he needed also.  It is a slow burn romance that ended perfectly.  

Although I do have to say these two and their language was a blast, but I am still not going to read Shakespeare any time soon.  It is a very sweet story and I got a kick out of our cutie pies.  It is a bit cheesy but perfect all in all.  I had a lot of fun reading this and look forward to reading many more stories by this amazing author.

Jerricho’s Freedom by Jake C. Wallace (2nd Edition)

Jake C. Wallace - Jerricho's Freedom CoverTitle: Jerricho’s Freedom (2nd Edition)

Author: Jake C. Wallace

Genre: Angels & Demons, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (334 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (13th February 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: As prince of the Anzuni demon clan, Jerricho’s entire life has been planned for him. At twenty-five, he will become the crown prince of the Anzuni, marry a man chosen by his parents, and bear his husband’s children all without choice. If that wasn’t enough, he must remain a virgin until his wedding night. To do otherwise would spark an unimaginable scandal.

With only ten months until his twenty-fifth birthday, the walls close in on Jerry, and the realization that he will lose his small apartment, his job at the library, and his freedom hits hard. But that’s nothing compared to losing the man he loves. Rex is a smart and sexy construction foreman with a keen interest in demon “mythology.” When Jerry and Rex give in to spending one night together, their indiscretion can’t be kept secret for long. But that’s only the beginning of their problems.

Someone wants to harness the power of Jerry’s bloodline and his ability to conceive—someone with designs on horrifying experiments, sex slavery, and murder. Jerry and Rex are at the mercy of power-hungry sadists. With no one left to trust, they must fight for each other, their freedom—and their unborn child.

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2015.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-308-4

Reviewer: Shorty

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/jerrichos-freedom-by-jake-c-wallace-8145-b

Review: So far I have loved every book I have read by Jake C. Wallace and this book was most certainly not a disappointment. This book was a fantastic addition to already great books by this author. It has everything a reader could want; romance, danger, mystery, action with quite a few twists and turns throughout for added intrigue.

Jerricho was stuck by tradition and I felt angry on his behalf that he couldn’t marry for love. It broke my heart at some scenes in the book that had to do with kidnapping and what happened to those individuals. I loved Jerry’s character. Rex is a sexy foreman and Jerricho’s boss. These two set the pages on fire with their passion for one another. These two grew so much that I was amazed with them by the end of the book.

It was great being introduced to a character and trying to figure out whether they were friend or foe to Jerricho and Rex. This story will have you on the edge of your seat and holding your breath at times awaiting the outcome. Fantastic and well written.

Absolutely loved this amazing story. Highly recommended.

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

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

Series:  Windbrothers # 2

Author: Sean Michael

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novella (164 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (December 6, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

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

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

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

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.

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

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

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review:

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

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

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

Turtle ~ Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author: Rick R. Reed

Genre: Fantasy, Horror

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (January 31, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

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

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

First Edition paperback published by Design Image Group, 2000.

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

First Edition eBook published by Bristlecone Press, 2009.

ISBN-13:  978-1-63533-263-6

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

Reviewer: Shorty 

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

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

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

Hell Takes A Holiday by Kiernan Kelly (2nd Edition)

Kiernan Kelly - Hell Takes A Holiday CoverTitle:  Hell Takes a Holiday (2nd Edition)

Author: Kiernan Kelley

Genre: Angels and Demons, Paranormal

Length: Short Story (48 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 7, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Despite a major setback, Lucifer has no time to feel sorry for himself. Running Hell is a monumental task, even though he’s taken steps to modernize it with technology like closed-circuit cameras and security systems.

As he struggles with his infernal issues, an unannounced visitor threatens to break his black heart. Lucifer hasn’t seen Uriel since his Fall, but he remembers how much he loved Uriel and how betrayed he felt when Uriel didn’t stand with him during the War.

Uriel has been sent to inspect the changes Lucifer has made and report back to Heaven. Lucifer has no choice but to give Uriel a guided tour of the Nine Circles, and all the feelings come rushing back.

Uriel hasn’t forgotten Lucifer either, and they pick up where they left off—with enough sizzle to rival the hottest of hell’s fires. But their reunion will be short-lived, unless Uriel relinquishes his halo—which Lucifer is unwilling to let him do.    

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2008.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-736-0

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/hell-takes-a-holiday-by-kiernan-kelly-7852-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  The first thing I am going to say is this cover rocked.  Kiernan is one author who can put together a book that not only draws you in but just keeps you there.  Also give you a short story that has quite a bit of meat to it.  Usually when I grab a short story, well they fall short.  Not enough substance to them to truly enjoy but this author gives you a hell of a good story with such few words.  

Lucifer went against god and was sent to run hell.  His only pain was the fact that the man he loved went against him in the end.  Now here was Uriel striding through hell to have a chat.  It would seem someone is up to something, but if you want to know more read the story, you won’t be disappointed.

I absolutely had a blast reading this and look forward to reading many more stories by this author.  I would definitely say it is a good read.  Plus you will laugh your ass off also.

Letters From Cupid by Ari McKay Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys! We have Ari McKay stopping by today with their upcoming re-release Letters From Cupid, we have a fantastic guest post from Ari & McKay and we have a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Letters From Cupid

by

Ari McKay

After breaking up with his partner, English professor Dr. Derek Chandler feels like a failure who will never win at romance. His aloof colleague, Dr. Macon Pinney, disagrees and pens an anonymous note of encouragement to Derek, which he signs “Cupid.” Thus begins an exchange of correspondence, a courtship through words where the two men find out they have a great deal in common. Meanwhile, Derek reaches out to Macon, not knowing Macon is his anonymous pen pal. Derek reveals through his letters that someone close by has piqued his interest. Could he mean Macon—or has Macon missed his opportunity and lost Derek to another man?

Perhaps the time has come for Cupid to put in an appearance, and when better to do so than Valentine’s Day?

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2015.

Release date: 14th February 2017
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | B&N

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Fire Balls by Tara Lain Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Tara Lain popping in today with the blog tour for her new re-release Fire Balls, we have a brilliant guest post from Tara, a great new excerpt for you to have a peek at and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Fire Balls

(Balls to the Wall 02)
by

Tara Lain

Renowned artist Rodney Mansfield stands five foot six, has pink hair, six earrings, a black belt in karate—and a desperate yearning for firefighter Hunter Fallon. But Rod, the Runtback of Notre Dame, knows he’ll never land the beautiful “straight gay” guy, so Rod musters his altruism and helps his more masculine friend Jerry attract Hunter. As if a broken heart wasn’t enough, Rod saves Hunter from a firehouse homophobe—humiliating Hunter in front of his dad!

Hunter lives a dream life—his father’s dream. While he’d like to teach literature in college, read poetry in the sun, and find a strong guy to top him, he fights fires for his dad. Hunter hates flamboyant guys like Rodney. So why can’t he resist him? Maybe it’s time to admit this is one flame he has no desire to put out.

First Edition published by Etopia Press, 2012.

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Soul Bonds by Lynn Lorenz (2nd Edition)

Lynn Lorenz - Soul Bonds CoverTitle: Soul Bonds

Series:  Common Powers # 1

Author: Lynn Lorenz

Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Paranormal

Length: Novella (176 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 20. 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: It’s not how big the power, it’s how you use it.

Mitchell’s tired of one night stands and casual encounters.

Sammi is a runaway sex slave who’ll do anything to stay free.

When they meet in a bar, Mitchell can’t believe his luck. Sammi is sex on two legs and seems to know just what Mitchell wants from a lover. But Sammi’s owner Donovan isn’t going to let him go so easily. He’s prepared to destroy anyone who stands in his way to get back his prized slave.

Is the bond between Mitchell and Sammi strong enough to stand up against the damage Donovan inflicts on their lives, or will it shatter?

Reader Advisory: This book deals with the sex slave industry and people who are held against their will.

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-512-4

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/soul-bonds

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Mitchell has sworn off one night stands even though he’s at a bar drowning his pain. Sammi, an escaped sex slave with an unusual gift, walks in survying the scene and determines Mitchell is the one he needs to pick up to get off the streets before Donovan finds him.

I felt anger and disgust on Sammi’s behalf for what has been done to him. People are not objects or property to be sold to the highest bidder or broken into to what someone else wants. I hated Donovan and his right hand man. Both were without conscience or compassion.

Mitchell is strong yet sweet and caring. He is drawn to Sammi from the start and takes him home. He finds out there’s more to Sammi than meets the eye. When trouble comes knocking, Sammi flees in an attempt to save Mitchell from getting into trouble.

I really loved the characters in this book. Even though they come from different backgrounds they are both broken to a degree. I adored the way they helped each other as the story progressed. It was a delightful story with plenty of suspense, romance and mystery. 

Looking forward to the next one in the series. Fantastic read. Highly recommended.

Inheritance by Sean Michael (3rd Edition)

Sean Michael - Inheritance CoverTitle: Inheritance (3rd Edition)

Author: Sean Michael

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary

Length: Short (80 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (1st February 2017)

Heat Level: Hot

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Cash McCord’s life is pretty much perfect. He owns the family ranch, loves his work, and invites the occasional cowboy into his bed. But everything is turned upside down when his brother Jack and Jack’s wife Val are killed in a car crash, leaving behind six kids.

Cash is made guardian of the children, along with Val’s brother, Brad Rafferty—a man who couldn’t be more different from Cash if he tried. A Yankee, Brad is a video-game developer who works twelve-to-fourteen-hour days at his desk. They lock horns as soon as they set eyes on each other. Neither man is happy to have the other around, but neither is willing to give up custody of his nieces and nephews.

It’s up to these two polar opposites to keep the kids together and give them a family again. But first they’ll have to keep from killing each other.

First Edition published as Inheritance in Family Matters by Torquere Press, 2008.

Second Edition published by Torquere Press, 2013.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-636-3

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/inheritance-by-sean-michael-8115-b

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: It’s very sad knowing that kids are always dealt the bad end of the stick when both parents have died in an automobile accident. The sadness, the questions (why?) and what will happen to us? Cash’s brother and Brad’s sister have both died in a car accident and have left 6 kids behind and their will stipulates that both of them are now co-guardians of the children. Cash owns the family ranch in Texas and Brad works as a Video Game Developer and lives three thousand miles away from Cash’s home in Texas.

Cash wants to take the kids back home to his ranch to live and Brad wants them to live in the house where they lived before the accident that killed their parents. He doesn’t want to up root their lives. Neither men can come to a decision regarding the kids and one night after a heated argument and they fought, it leads to a night of passion. After their passionate night, they’ve decided how and where the kids will live, but they still have a big obstacle in their way. Brad’s mother. Will they be able to dismantle the plans that Brad’s mother have to take the kids from them, or will the kids loose another set of parents to their grandmother’s bigoted hatred.

Fire Balls by Tara Lain Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Tara Lain popping in today with her upcoming re-release Fire Balls, we have a brilliant guest post from Tara and a great new excerpt for you to have a peek at, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Fire Balls

(Balls to the Wall 02)
by

Tara Lain

Renowned artist Rodney Mansfield stands five foot six, has pink hair, six earrings, a black belt in karate—and a desperate yearning for firefighter Hunter Fallon. But Rod, the Runtback of Notre Dame, knows he’ll never land the beautiful “straight gay” guy, so Rod musters his altruism and helps his more masculine friend Jerry attract Hunter. As if a broken heart wasn’t enough, Rod saves Hunter from a firehouse homophobe—humiliating Hunter in front of his dad!

Hunter lives a dream life—his father’s dream. While he’d like to teach literature in college, read poetry in the sun, and find a strong guy to top him, he fights fires for his dad. Hunter hates flamboyant guys like Rodney. So why can’t he resist him? Maybe it’s time to admit this is one flame he has no desire to put out.

First Edition published by Etopia Press, 2012.

Release date: 8th February 2017
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

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Do You Trust Me? by B.G. Thomas Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have B.G. Thomas visiting us today with his upcoming re-release (which has been expanded) Do You Trust Me?, we have a fabulous guest post from B.G. and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Do You Trust Me?

by

B.G. Thomas

The path to happiness starts with acceptance, and sometimes the chance for a bright, loving future means letting go of the past.

All his life, Neil Baxter has buried a large part of himself—the part that’s attracted to other men. He married a woman and denied that side of him existed. And he plans to keep right on pretending to be straight after his beloved wife has passed away.

To help him deal with his grief, Neil’s sister-in-law convinces him to vacation at a dude ranch. There, Neil meets Cole Thompson, a young, gorgeous, unabashedly gay wrangler—who is unabashedly attracted to Neil. And try as he might, Neil cannot deny he feels the same way. But desire soon becomes something more profound as the two men get to know each other. Cole is much more than a sexy cowboy: he’s kind, spiritual, and intelligent. In fact, he’s perfect for Neil… except he’s a man, and Neil isn’t ready to let go of a lifetime of denial. If he cannot find the courage to be true to himself, he might let something wonderful slip through his fingers.

First Edition published as Trust Me by Amber Quill Press, 2011.

Release date: 3rd February 2017

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A Face Without A Heart by Rick R. Reed Release Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Rick R. Reed popping in today to celebrate his new re-release A Face Without A Heart, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Shorty’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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A Face Without A Heart

by

Rick R. Reed

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

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

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Just Like Cats and Dogs by B.A. Tortuga (2nd Edition)

B.A. Tortuga - Just Like Cats and Dogs CoverTitle: Just Like Cats and Dogs, (2nd Edition)

Series: A Sanctuary Novel 01

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (206 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 25, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Can cats and dogs ever get along, let alone fall in love?

Sam knows you can never go home again. As an orphaned feline shifter raised by wolves, being an outcast is nothing new to him. But the pack is still his family, and when one of them passes away, Sam returns to the New Mexico desert to say good-bye.

Gus is a loner who rarely returns to his pack, but as fate would have it, Sam is there when he chooses to visit. The history between Gus and Sam is tumultuous, to say the least, but when Gus gets an eyeful of the grown-up and gorgeous version of his childhood bully, he can’t control his reaction. And he isn’t alone.

The attraction is powerful, but so are their differences. And with trouble brewing in the pack and danger surrounding them, Sam and Gus might not have the opportunity to seek common ground.

This action-packed shifter novel is the ultimate opposites attract and enemies-to-lovers romance, and it includes a bonus novella, In the Dog House.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2011.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-298-8

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/just-like-cats-and-dogs-by-ba-tortuga-8090-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  When I first saw this book on the list, I thought the title very quirky and fun.  However I wasn’t paying attention to what kind of book it was going to be.  So when I started reading you can imagine my surprise at some of the words they called each other and the scratching.  So I ran to the site to take a look at the blurb, and from there did the happy dance of the century.  

This is a very unique shifter story that was very surprising to say the least.  Where one of the families in the pack loves to take in strays but the pack is a bit full of asshats.  Sam is a cat shifter who is one hell of a dancer and lives in the city because the pack is not really into shifters unlike them during the moon.  He had to be locked into the basement during those times, but now he doesn’t have to be.  He knows that he will never be safe coming home, but when his ma called about pop’s death he came home.  

Gus is a wolf shifter and a bit of a loner.  He loves to dig in dirt for some nice gems.  He never really gave Sam the time of day other than to pick on him.  But in his heart he knew that was because he wanted Sam and he knew it would never be allowed.  Then he sees Sam for the first time in a very long time, and damn if the man isn’t hot.  Danger seems to follow Sam everywhere and he has always felt that he would never belong.  It looks to be like Gus might just be willing to help.  If you want to know more then read the book, you won’t be disappointed.

Now I have to admit that I didn’t much care for the pack dynamics or the other cat shifter’s attitudes.  It wasn’t as fun as the title made it seem to be though. Other than those minor problems, this book rocked.  I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.

By The Numbers by Chris Owen & Tory Temple (2nd Edition)

Chris Owen & Tory Temple - By The Numbers CoverTitle: By The Numbers, (2nd Edition)

Series: By The Numbers #1

Author: Chris Owen & Tory Temple

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (143 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 16, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When Nathaniel, aka Deuce, arrives home to an apartment building on fire, he can only think of one thing: his pregnant dog. Luckily firefighter Trey Donovan rescues her, and Nathaniel is exceedingly grateful. In fact, he tracks down Trey’s station so he can show his gratitude properly—and explore the connection he senses between them. Trey’s interested, but a less-than-friendly ex-wife and the seven-year-old daughter he’s raising make things… complicated. Between everything on Trey’s plate and the newborn puppies Deuce must care for—while homeless—finding common ground won’t be easy. But the spark of attraction between them is too enticing to be allowed to fizzle.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2011.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-231-5

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/by-the-numbers-by-chris-owen-and-tory-temple-8050-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: The first thing I should say was that what made me grab this book was the cover.  It was so damn cute and hey who doesn’t love dogs.  It is a very entertaining little story that is just adorable and fresh.  I loved how the characters were and let’s just say they were hot.  A little computer nerd and a sexy fireman, perfect for each other.  Then add in a sweet seven year old girl and 3 dogs, or should I say two of them are puppies.  Now the ex-wife can be taken out of the picture, what a twit.  

This story just caught my attention with the first word and kept it all the way to the end.  Although I could do without them going on and on about Holly.  We already knew how she was going to be, and Trey’s apologizing was way too much.  I did like how Deuce went with the flow and bit back when needed.  

Deuce was just enjoying riding his bike home from work, to find that his apartment building was on fire.  Deuce’s pretty pregnant dog was trapped inside.  However there is one sexy fire fighter who is going to save the day.  He in fact save’s the day in more ways than one.  

I absolutely enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading the next story.  It was a major hit with me.  I love a man in uniform, but let’s face it Deuce is the big hit for me.  Love a smart man.  I would definitely recommend this book.