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Who We Truly Are by Victoria Sue

Victoria Sue - Who We Truly Are CoverTitle: Who We Truly Are

Series: Enhanced # 2

Author: Victoria Sue

Genre: Other Paranormal, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (206 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 14, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Talon’s deadly abilities are spiraling out of control. Desperate to keep Finn safe, Talon struggles to protect the man he loves with all his heart, and not become the greatest risk to Finn’s life.

Finn has no choice but to offer himself as bait for the evil forces kidnapping enhanced children, facing danger he is untrained and unprepared for, and he is having to do it alone. 

Does Talon have one last fight in him? Will he slay everyone who wants to destroy Finn and the team, or will he finally discover that to defeat their enemy and the ultimate threat, the biggest battle he has to face is one with himself?

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-772-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/who-we-truly-are-by-victoria-sue-8670-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Oh my god was this book so good. Talon and his team are back when enhanced children start disappearing. Talon is not happy that Finn acts as bait to lure whoever is behind the kidnappings out. 

While all this is going on Finn is getting upset with Talon as he feels Talon does not think he can do his job. With tensions mounting between the two disasters is sure to strike. 

Talon’s abilities seem to grow when unexpectedly he starts being able to do what other team members can do. I swear there were twists and turns that had my head spinning but in a good way. There was no shortage of action, drama, suspense and mystery throughout. 

I seriously love this amazing series. I cannot wait to read more about the others on the team as well. You have to read this series.

Highly recommended.

Hidden: Evils by Jo Tannah

Jo Tannah - Hidden Evils CoverTitle: Hidden: Evils

Series: Hidden 01

Author: Jo Tannah

Genre: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Suspense, Urban

Length: Novella (150 pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (June 30, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Evil stays hidden in plain sight.

Sebastian Torres is a healer and midwife both by trade and by calling. He’s spent the past three years as the only male midwife in a local hospital.

Anthony Craig is intrigued by Sebastian, finding him professional and attractive. He can’t help wondering about something—why Sebastian never dates the same man twice.

When several pregnant women die in maternity wards a few states away, their fetuses missing, the police are baffled at the strange circumstances surrounding their deaths. Could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As the number of deaths escalates, Sebastian suspects a monster of legend, rather than one of the human variety, is responsible. Sebastian knows he’s the only thing standing in evil’s way, but in order to save innocent lives, he must reveal his secret to Anthony. Will Sebastian’s revelation prove too much and drive Anthony away?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1233-3

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/jo-tannah/hidden-evils/

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I liked the overall story but felt the horror element was a little lacking. For me horror implies feeling strong emotions that have me fearing what will happen next. This book did not do that for me. Probably because I have read too many Stephen King books.

Sebastian’s character was intriguing yet at times vague about who he really was. When the truth was revealed I was fascinated. Anthony was a doctor at the same hospital where Sebastian works. I was surprised he accepted Sebastian so easily after all was revealed. I was expecting some disbelief considering he is human.

The creature was a disgusting thing that never should have been allowed to live as long as it did. The action scenes were edge of your seat suspense as it let the reader know to what lengths the creature would go to survive. I did not understand the transfer of power from creature to human as that was not explained well so it left me scratching my head as to how it was done.

All in all it was a great story that had mystery, action and suspense that leaves the reader awaiting the outcome.

Feral Dust Bunnies by Angel Martinez

Angel Martinez - Feral Dust Bunnies CoverTitle: Feral Dust Bunnies

Series: Offbeat Crimes 04

Author: Angel Martinez

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (115 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (June 20, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: An orphaned kitten may be the only witness to romance and the impossible.

Officer Alex Wolf responds to a lot of ‘paranormal’ calls that aren’t. Exotic pet birds aren’t monsters and unusual dog breeds aren’t aliens. It’s a good thing he likes the Animal Control officers, but he both yearns for and dreads those calls where he runs into ACO Jason Shen. Jason’s scent is so delicious that Wolf has a difficult time humaning around him.

Animal Control calls take a disturbing turn, though, when Wolf and his lizard-man partner, Krisk, discover the impossibly mummified bodies of rats and an unfortunate mother cat. The rescue of the cat’s sole surviving kitten not only gives Wolf more time with Jason, which is both perplexing and wonderful, but also leads to dangerous discoveries. Something inconceivable stalks the city and its officers of the law. Wolf has to figure out what it is before it can attack and drain the life from the people and the kitten he loves.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-593-3

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/feral-dust-bunnies

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: This story is about Alex, a wolf who has more human traits than wolf. I loved his relationships with his adopted mother and his partner in the unit, Krisk. Alex struck me as a good guy who deserves the best.

However the so called romantic interest Jason I did not like. His attitude at times left a lot to be desired. I did not like his back and forth attitude with Alex nor did I appreciate the way he acted at Krash and Kory’s wedding. 

I did see the attraction Alex felt for Jason and I was hoping he would move on from him. This was my least favorite book in the series so far. It was an o.k. read.

Pyresnakes by Tray Ellis

Tray Ellis - Pyresnakes CoverTitle: Pyresnakes

Author: Tray Ellis

Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 28, 2017)

Length: Novella 

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: There is another world existing alongside the one most see everyday, and although it is a place of magic and wonder, the dangers are very real. 

Aran, an artist, grew up on his grandmother’s tales of the Side-by-Side world. He never expected his knowledge of folklore would aid his boyfriend, Brandon, in an arson investigation, but the snakes that burst into flames when agitated are something he recalls from those childhood stories. 

When Aran vanishes, Brandon knows his time as a state trooper won’t help find him, so he enlists the aid of Aran’s grandmother, Ruth, and they venture into the Side-by-Side world. 

But Aran has no memory of his life prior to crossing between worlds, and he’s enjoying the company of his handsome new companion, Ren. Even if Brandon and Ruth reach him, convincing him to return to his former home won’t be easy. In a contemporary fairy-tale adventure set among forests and trails, Aran must choose between a mystical fantasy world and the man he loves. 

ISBN: 978-1- 63533-702-0

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/pyresnakes-by-tray-ellis-8608-b

Reviewer: Lisa 

Review:  Tray Ellis is a new author to me so I wasn’t too sure what to expect.  I grabbed it up because of the title, but I had not read the blurb for the book, which was my mistake.  I went in totally blind to what I was getting.  I will admit that if I had paid attention to the fact that it was an urban fantasy, I would have probably passed it up.

I have never heard of snakes that start fires, but damn if these ones don’t do that.  However that is what brings us into the story, but they were not the whole story.  Brandon is an arson investigation and was looking into who started the fire that almost killed a family.  He took the case because it was on the way to where him and Aran like to hike. 

Aran is an artist and knew in his memory what kind of snakes they were.  It led him into remembering the folklore that his grandmother had told him about. Out on a hike, when it got dark Aran disappeared.  Brandon knew he needed Aran’s grandmother help to find him.  It led them into a world that he did not know existed.  A world in between or in this case side by side world.  A venture where he did not belong.  Now Aran needs to make a choice of which he wanted more.  

I am sorry but this story was just way too weird for me.  I got it because of the fire starting snakes, not the other world.  It was easy to follow in reading but the story itself was too descriptive and strange to even get into.  The characters were hot, but there was no love story in the way one would think.  You could sense it between the men, but it was just weird.  

This author has one hell of an imagination and it made me think of old legends.  However it also told me that I need to stay away from these types of books and to look at what I chose before grabbing it up.  I am sorry but this book was definitely not for me.  

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.

The Takedown by Katey Hawthorne Blog Tour, Author Reading & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Katey Hawthorne visiting today with her brilliant new release The Takedown, the eighth book in her Superpowered Love series, we have a fantastic author reading from Katey and an amazing giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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The Takedown

(Superpowered Love 08)
by

Katey Hawthorne

Jody Aguirre’s family was kidnapped and tortured by witch hunters, and after a few days of captivity, he’s all that’s left. Using his frosty awakened superpowers, Jody manages to escape—and is rescued from the side of the road by Bren Faulkner’s stretch Town Car. Bren, a hot-thermal awakened with government connections, promises to help find the witch hunters who destroyed Jody’s life.

While navigating his trauma and pain, Jody comes to rely on Bren for more than just food, his house, and his superpowered connections. Brendan is all that reminds Jody what’s left to live for, and a strong advocate for justice vs. vengeance, like the proverbial knight in shining armor he is. As their affection for one another deepens and their attraction becomes impossible to deny, Bren wonders if acting on their feelings would be taking advantage. Jody, meanwhile, struggles to claw his way back to something like normality, knowing that Bren’s part of the solution, not the problem.

But none of it matters if they don’t take down those witch hunters.

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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.

Dim Sum Asylum by Rhys Ford Blog Tour, Guest Post, Wok This Way Part 3, & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps! We have the ever amazing Rhys Ford visiting today with the tour for her upcoming release Dim Sum Asylum, we have an intro post from Rhys, we have the fantastic 3rd part of Wok This Way (her blog tour short story) AND we have an awesome giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Dim Sum Asylum

by

Rhys Ford

Welcome to Dim Sum Asylum: a San Francisco where it’s a ho-hum kind of case when a cop has to chase down an enchanted two-foot-tall shrine god statue with an impressive Fu Manchu mustache that’s running around Chinatown, trolling sex magic and chaos in its wake.

Senior Inspector Roku MacCormick of the Chinatown Arcane Crimes Division faces a pile of challenges far beyond his human-faerie heritage, snarling dragons guarding C-Town’s multiple gates, and exploding noodle factories. After a case goes sideways, Roku is saddled with Trent Leonard, a new partner he can’t trust, to add to the crime syndicate family he doesn’t want and a spell-casting serial killer he desperately needs to find.

While Roku would rather stay home with Bob the Cat and whiskey himself to sleep, he puts on his badge and gun every day, determined to serve and protect the city he loves. When Chinatown’s dark mystical underworld makes his life hell and the case turns deadly, Trent guards Roku’s back and, if Trent can be believed, his heart… even if from what Roku can see, Trent is as dangerous as the monsters and criminals they’re sworn to bring down.

Release date: 9th June

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Fraud Twice Felt by J.T. Hall Blog Tour, Fun Facts, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have J.T. Hall popping in today with the tour for her new release Fraud Felt Twice, we have some fun facts, a  great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Fraud Twice Felt

(Oddities 02)
by

J.T. Hall

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.

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Lochlann by Andrea Speed

Andrea Speed - Lochlann CoverTitle: Lochlann

Series: Order of the Black Knights 06 

Author: Andrea Speed

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 22, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Violence has been Lochlann O’Connor’s companion since he was born into a family of old-school Irish terrorists. From there he is recruited into Alpha, a secret government agency dedicated to fighting terrorism—with extreme prejudice. Lochlann’s bravery, efficiency, ruthlessness, and the natural deadeye aim that lets him hit anything that moves, quickly make him one of the shadowy organization’s most valued operatives.

Cas Vega joins Alpha because it’s marginally better than a prison sentence. He’s a former drug cartel assassin—or at least that’s his story. But Lochlann is suspicious. Despite an irrational and overwhelming attraction to Cas, Lochlann has questions, and they soon lead to a deeper and deadlier mystery. What is Alpha’s true purpose, and why does it seem they want to eliminate Lochlann?

Lochlann and Cas must work together to get to the bottom of Alpha’s scheme and escape it—and all while Cas keeps secrets that could cost him his life if they’re revealed. But it’s not an alliance that can last. Duty turns the men into enemies, even while fate compels them into each other’s arms. Before they can contemplate which will prevail, they must figure out how to survive.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-395-4

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lochlann-by-andrea-speed-8493-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I loved this addition to the series however it was slightly different as Lochlann’s character never acknowledged the rage until the end which is different from the other books. This book focused on the present and glanced over the past. Lochlann is in a secret group called Alpha. He believes he on the good side.

Things become strange when he starts having doubts about the group. New recruits are brought in and Lochlann finds himself attracted to one named Cas. Cas was in with the drug cartel. But there is much more to this man that most see. Danger is all around and one misstep could mean both their lives when they decide to work together.

Mysterious, tense and at times has a menacing air about the story. I loved how the story was told and flowed. It felt as though I was actually there witnessing what was taking place. Both characters had secrets that were eventually revealed that added an element of mystery that I wanted to solve. 

However, I feel as though the story is incomplete. The questions about who is Alpha remained unanswered as well as who is “cleaning up” afterwards. I felt disappointed in this regard but overall it was a great read.

Forest of Thorns and Claws by J.T. Hall Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have J.T. Hall visiting today with her new release Forest of Thorns and Claws, we have a brilliant guest post, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Forest of Thorns and Claws

by

J.T. Hall

Donovan McGinnis, a veterinarian and conservationist at a research center in Sumatra, is fighting to save the rainforest from poachers and politicians alike. One day he discovers a tigress trapped by a snare, and while treating her injuries, she bites him. He becomes ill with strange symptoms that leave him feverish and dreaming of the jungle and blood.

Kersen and his family are part of the Siluman harimau, a clan of tiger shifters hidden away in a secret village near the rainforest. When Kersen’s sister is caught, he knows he must free her before she infects someone with their magic and reveals their secret.

But Donovan has already been turned, and only time will tell if he can control the tiger within. Kersen must help him, but will the fierce attraction between the pair bring ruin to them all? With the rainforest under threat from outside forces, they may be doomed anyway, unless Kersen and Donovan can find a way to defeat the danger from inside and out.

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The Fool by A.J. Marcus

A.J. Marcus - The Fool CoverTitle: The Fool

Series: Cards of Destiny 01

Author: AJ Marcus

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (84 pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (24 Feb 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: When the past comes back to haunt them, can these two men rekindle the flame they thought they’d lost and the magic that comes with that love?

When Arron Carmichael and Ramsey Roland broke up it devastated both of them, but Ramsey couldn’t handle Arron’s family secret. When the family business brings them together, they discover Ramsey has a secret larger than any Arron thought possible.

Arron is part of the Gardener family, a group of witches who have protected the world from daemons for thousands of years. Ramsey couldn’t deal with the magic that was an intricate part of Arron’s life, so he told Arron they were finished, and he needed to leave. His decision left two hearts broken.

When Ramsey is mugged while going to a bar to hang out with friends, it opens him up to the world Arron had hinted at, but it also brings Arron back into his life. Arron does his best to save Ramsey from the dark forces that are hunting them both. When they learn the reason Ramsey is being hunted, it shocks them both to their cores but brings them closer together. Only together can they hope to defeat the forces working against them.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1021-6

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/the-fool

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I’ll keep this short and sweet, because what you see in the blurb is basically what you get in the novella. I have to say, when I want a quick, satisfying escape from reality, AJ Marcus books are really thoroughly enjoying. While The Fool isn’t at the top of my list of favourite reads by Marcus, I admit that I enjoyed the story enough that I am curious about the rest of the series.

The story is about Ramsey and Arron. Ramsey is just an ordinary type of guy who is very easy for the reader to relate to, he’s just trying to get by and wants something more in his life when it comes to love. Arron is from family who possesses magic and they use their magic to protect the world from daemons – something that they have done for thousands of years. Basically, think of them as Buffy the Vampire Slayer except its one family doing all the work.

These guys were once boyfriends and have never really fell out of love. The problem was that Ramsey had issues with Arron’s unique family situation and the magic involved. Understandably this led to the situation where the guys broke up until they were brought back together two years later. In the blurb and in my review, it does make Ramsey sound incredibly selfish, I suppose in some ways he is, but still it works and somehow I still found Ramsey a likable character. However, this situation does make the reader more sympathetic to Arron – I mean, he couldn’t help that he came from a family daemon slayers.

Of course there are more family secrets and it makes it, overall, a bit of wild ride.

Salvation’s Song by Pearl Love Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys! We have Pearl Love popping in today with her upcoming young adult urban fantasy Salvation’s Song, we have a brilliant guest post where Pearl talks about the inspiration for the story and we have a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Salvation’s Song

by

Pearl Love

Only a chosen few can prevent an ancient evil from overtaking the world: the Singers, the Seekers, and the Saviors….

Tyrell Hughes and Jeremy Michalak are both juniors at Winton Yowell High School in Chicago, and aside from sharing a homeroom, they couldn’t be more different. Tyrell is well-liked, surrounded by friends, popular with girls, and looking forward to a bright future. Jeremy transfers to Winton Yowell to escape the troubles of his past. He’s hoping to survive his last two years of high school by flying under his new classmates’ gaydar and indulging in his passion: playing clarinet.

Tyrell and Jeremy struggle to ignore their attraction to each other. But that becomes increasingly difficult as young people across the city start dying. Both teens realize they alone know the true cause of the tragedies—and have the ability to put a stop to them. They’re the city’s only chance to defeat the dark forces threatening it, but to succeed, they’ll need to find common ground and reconcile the desires they’re trying to deny.

Release date: 16th May 2017
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Make Someone Happy by Hank Fielder

hank-fielder-make-someone-happy-cover-sTitle: Make Someone Happy

Author: Hank Fielder

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short (68pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 26th 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Massage therapist Joe Wells is in a little over his head with his first job at the posh Magic Touch Sports Spa. He’s also secretly falling for his friendly, sexy coworker, the top-notch masseur Andre Swift. All the clients clamor for Andre, and so far none have taken to Joe.

On the verge of being fired, Joe saves the life of a mysterious kitten belonging to a white witch, who grants him a wish: a magic touch that could save his job and maybe even win him Andre’s love and respect. As Joe’s stock at the spa rises to crazy and barely manageable levels of success, demand for Andre’s services drops off. Will Joe lose Andre to an out-of-control spell? Or worse—Andre’s love might prove to be only a result of the magic, just like Joe’s sudden talent. 

ISBN:  9781634778558

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/make-someone-happy-by-hank-fielder-7695-b

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: Love or Magic, which one can you believe in more?

Joe has only been out of Massage school for a short while and is now working as a massage therapist at Magic Touch Sports Spa. He wants to succeed at his new job, but with the demanding customers and his huge crush on Andre, the other massage therapist, it is becoming very difficult to do his job and to satisfy the customers. When one of the customers have had it with Joe’s massage and complains to his boss, Joe is given a ‘do better or else’ he knows that he will be fired if he doesn’t improve.

After work Andre promises to give Joe a few pointers to help improve his techniques. At the apartment, things get embarrassing for Joe and he leaves. On his way home he rescues a cat and the owner wants to reward Joe. Joe tells the lady about his failures at work, about his crush, and about his insecurities. The lady grants Joe one wish, and things start going great for Joe, his relationship is Andre, and his clients are praising him for his massages and booking him for repeats in advance.

Joe is wondering is all of this is happening because of one magic spell. I love this story and recommend it to anyone who want a short read.

Uprooted by Gillain St. Kevern

Gillian St. Kevern - Uprooted CoverTitle: Uprooted

Series: Thorns and Fangs #2

Author: Gillian St. Kevern

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: NineStar Press (December 26, 2016)

Length: Novel (232pgs)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Recovering vampire Ben is discovering that life after death is hard work. It will take more than a reflection to impress his boyfriend Nate’s religious mother. And Nate’s twin brother, Ethan, openly resents Ben’s presence at the family farm. Nate is confident they can build a normal life together, but Ben’s not even sure he knows what normal is. He can’t face his reflection, let alone his past, while Nate refuses to divulge his family’s supernatural secret. Can they build a future on such shaky foundations?

When a supernatural hunter is found dead on the family farm, Ethan becomes the main suspect in a murder investigation that puts Ben and Nate at odds. Nate wants to protect his family and stay silent about what he is, but Ben knows no one is safe until the demonic agent responsible for a string of murders is caught. Defying Nate to investigate alone, Ben can’t let the demon claim another victim. But as his investigation continues, he discovers links to a past he thought he’d buried—and a past Nate refuses to acknowledge. With a desperate killer on a deadline, Ben must face the literal demons in his past if he wants to have any chance of saving himself and Nate from a fate worse than death. 

ISBN: 978-1-945952-41-8

Product Link: https://ninestarpress.com/product/uprooted/

Reviewer:  Lisa

Review: It has been several months since I read the first book in this series, so it was like a new experience for me.  This particular story is about the two main characters in book one and where they are now that Ben is not a vampire any longer.  When I read the blurb, it said recovering vampire, but in truth he is now human once more.  The characters are a bit off to me, but still pretty sweet.  In this story you find out more about Nate and let’s just say it is one big surprise.

Nate has talked Ben into coming back to his home town with him.  It is supposed to give him a break from what he had known before.  Ben gets to meet Nate’s brother Ethan and their mom.  Now that is one wacky family.  It also explains quite a bit about Nate.  The problem was there was a murder and Ethan is the main suspect.  

Now the whole town is just down right creepy.  They are one of the most religious place’s ever and just because someone is off, it makes them evil.  And when there is evil around, you can figure out the type of people living there will react.  Ethan is a lover of plants, and is damn good at growing them.  He is closed off and really weird, but his brother is the exact opposite.  Nate is out going and funny as hell, in a way.  This murder might link back to, well I will let you find out when you read the story.  Let’s just say you are in for a big surprise.

It is a very long winded tale that I have to admit didn’t keep my attention like it should have.  I am afraid that I had to take a break from it for a bit.  It has a lot of description and details in it that just didn’t help me along.  It actually took several chapters before I got interested in finding out what else happens.  Other than that this book was a bigger hit with me then the first one was.  I do like the characters quite a bit and can’t wait to see what this author comes up with for the next book.