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Leap of Faith by Jackie Keswick Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Jackie Keswick popping in today with the tour for her new release Leap of Faith, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Lisa’s review so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Leap of Faith

(FireWorks Security 01)
by

Jackie Keswick

Close friends and partners at FireWorks Security, Joel Weston and Kieran Ross know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They have each other’s backs, make a formidable team, and carefully ignore their volatile chemistry. 

When Kieran struggles with the aftermath of an assignment gone wrong, Joel is there to help. When Joel is caught in an explosion, Kieran jumps into a burning marina to rescue the man who means so much to him. But they never discuss what’s closest to their hearts, not prepared to risk their friendship for the mere possibility of something more. 

Faced with bombs, assassins, and old ghosts, Joel and Kieran must find out why they’re targets, who is coming after them, and—most of all—how each would feel if he lost the other. Should they continue as best friends, or is it time to take a leap of faith?

Continue reading Leap of Faith by Jackie Keswick Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

Rising From The Ashes by Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh

Maggie Walsh & Cree Storm - Rising From The Ashes CoverTitle: Rising From The Ashes

Series: Eternal Flame #2

Author: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (176 Pages)

Publisher: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh 

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Crystal, Colorado Fire Investigator Angelo Carbone loved his job and his friends, but ever since that fateful night when he was raped at the young age of seventeen, he has felt a piece of him missing. Until he meets his mate in a sexy as hell dragon shifter.

Angelo’s visions help him do his job, but recently his visions seem to be lying to him. They are telling him that a man he knows to be dead is committing the new fire’s that plague Crystal. The confusion over what his visions are telling him causes Angelo great anguish when he also sees this supposed dead man harming a boy. 

Angelo has sworn that he will never allow another to be bullied or suffer as he had all those years ago, if he could stop it. 

When he and his new found mate, Morgan, run off into the night following one of Angelo’s visions, they never expected to find what they did, or to suddenly find themselves with a family. As the fires escalate, people get killed, and their new ward Manny goes missing, Angelo and Morgan must count on their friends to help them figure out this puzzle before Manny’s bully kills him. But a new foe in town brings back memoriesthat Angelo wishes he could forget. These memories not only threaten his mating, but also his gift. 

Can Morgan save Angelo and Manny in time? Or will he lose them both to evil forces?

ISBN: B01JBMWX52

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Ashes-Eternal-Flames-Book-ebook/dp/B01JBMWX52

Reviewer: Lisa 

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

When I found out that these two authors were going to team up to write this series I knew I wanted to read it.  Let’s just say I was not let down at all.  The world that was created is unique and fresh in my eyes.  There are not very many books with dragon shifters nor phoenix shifters, well this series combines them both.  I had just finished the first one and couldn’t wait to start this one.  It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.  I love the characters but especially Angelo.  There is just something special about that man. 

When Angelo was seventeen his life had changed, he was brutally gang raped and his phoenix had been taken from him.  Now many years have passed and he has found his mate.  His fear was stopping him from doing what he would have naturally done.  Thank god Morgan is the patient type because his little mate needed him.  When Angelo’s visions were telling him that a dead man was still causing trouble with their town, he is left shaken.  However time will show that the visions were of something worse. 

I loved how this story was so full of excitement, suspense, emotion and twists.   I loved how captivated I was when I was reading it and how I was wishing I was right there with them.  It gave me exactly what I wanted and when I needed it.  I loved this book and can’t wait to read the next book.  This is one series that I would recommend reading.

Leap of Faith by Jackie Keswick

Jackie Keswick - Leap of Faith CoverTitle: Leap of Faith

Series:  FireWorks Security 01

Author:  Jackie Keswick

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novella (125 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 5, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb:  Close friends and partners at FireWorks Security, Joel Weston and Kieran Ross know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They have each other’s backs, make a formidable team, and carefully ignore their volatile chemistry.

When Kieran struggles with the aftermath of an assignment gone wrong, Joel is there to help. When Joel is caught in an explosion, Kieran jumps into a burning marina to rescue the man who means so much to him. But they never discuss what’s closest to their hearts, not prepared to risk their friendship for the mere possibility of something more.

Faced with bombs, assassins and old ghosts, Joel and Kieran must find out why they’re targets, who is after them and—most of all—how each would feel if he lost the other. Can they continue as best friends, or is it time to take a leap of faith?

ISBN: 978-1-63533-409-8

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/leap-of-faith-by-jackie-keswick-8348-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Jackie Keswick is a new author for me, and I usually don’t pick new authors for the reason of having no clue what their writing is going to be like.  Over the years I have come to have many authors that I have loved and have been known to be pretty picky on what I read.  Now I will say that if I was just choosing a book by its cover, then this would have been the last book I picked up.  The cover is just down right creepy to me, however that is just me.  The title didn’t really do it for me either, but I will tell you that the name of the series was what caught me enough to take a look at the blurb.  It was the attraction of danger that really made me want to give it a look.

Now here you have to very sexy men who so have the hots for each other, and avoid the temptation of giving in.  However there are several factors that prove to be these two sexy men’s undoing.  Explosions, fires, bombs, danger, and hot lust well you get the picture.  Now I have never really been a fan of friends to lover’s romance, but this one makes it a bit hard to ignore.  The chemistry these two have is off the charts.  To top it off it is a mystery and suspense that has me taking a major look at it.  

Joel and Kieran have been friends from the first day he started working.  Now these guys go in and save the day for many, such as rescuing those who are being held hostage or have been kidnapped.  For them they just hit it off, but had not given in to the fire burning inside of them for each other.  Now if you really want to know the juicy details of these two, well pick up this book.

Now I do admit that the characters were hot, but really didn’t catch me as they should have though.  It is more of a telling type of story and not a lot of showing, which did suck for me.  I couldn’t see them in my head to really get a good feel for them though. The sex was minimal in the story, and the first book is more about the details of what this company is about and so forth.  It also felt like the author did throw in certain parts to keep the attention of the reader, and that is not always a good thing.  Such as the fact that for a small story it has way to much going on and the actual romance was slow building.  What is with the mirrors, well if you read you will see why I asked the question, just a different type of kink.  Parts of the story go at a pretty good pace, and then there are others where it slows down too much for me. 

The ending also needed some work to it, let’s just say it just stops and leaves you with questions.  Other than my issues with the story, I still enjoyed it quite a bit.  Just needs a bit of extra tender care to make it a higher rocking book for me.

Burning Desire by Maggie Walsh and Cree Storm

Maggie Walsh & Cree Storm - Burning Desire CoverTitle: Burning Desire

Series: Eternal Flame #1

Author: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (176 Pages)

Publisher: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh (May 25, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts 

Blurb: Centuries ago the Phoenix and Dragons were a force no one could penetrate. They fought together, mated together, and worked side by side, and then all that changed. The children of the leaders were dead and war had practically destroyed them all. The fighting stopped and they both went their separate ways. 

Daytona was the Captain of the Crystal fire department. He loved his small town and he loved his job. However, what none of the small town knew was that he was also a dragon. Crystal was a small location just outside Denver, and it was also the home to the Phoenix. He had lived amongst them for years, hiding his scent, until the day came that he could no longer keep his secret. 

When a fire claims his mother’s life, Ethan rushes home. Having your mother being a victim of an arson is not something he was prepared to face, but discovering he wouldn’t have to do it alone, should have been a relief. The thing is…that relief came in the form of a dragon, and the town believes that his mate is the cause of all the fires around town. 

When the arsonist strikes close to home, Day knows he must clear his name and find the culprit that is now trying to kill his mate. 

ISBN: B01G7HR7BO

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Burning-Desire-Eternal-Flames-Book-ebook/dp/B01G7HR7BO

Reviewer: Lisa 

Review:  I have read a few stories by each of these authors and have loved their stories, however combined they are amazing.  I loved this even more because you very rarely find these two different paranormal creatures mixed into a story.  It is either dragon shifters or you will find the phoenix shifter, but never together.  So it was a unique story for me.  It was fully developed and the details made it feel like I was right there with them.

At one time dragons and phoenix shifters worked together, mated and loved one another.  That is until a big betrayal destroyed it all. A war started and many died, but soon each shifter moved on.  They went their separate ways, well until a certain dragon wanted to get away from his clutch and start his own life.  His father was the leader of his clutch in Denver, but Daytona just wanted to make his own way.  So he lived among the phoenix shifters without anyone knowing.  That is until a fire that he had to make a choice.

Ethan was a beautiful phoenix shifter however he had been away from home for some time.  When he comes back to find his mother gone, he realizes that he has also found the one for him.  To his shock it would seem that a dragon and a phoenix might just find love once more together. Too bad someone is either trying to kill Daytona or frame him for the fires.

I loved how this story was so full of excitement, suspense, emotion and twists.  Usually when I come across a new series, I am a bit let down because the first book doesn’t hit the high note with me.  However this was the exact opposite and I had so much fun reading it.  I could not put this book down and can’t wait to start on book two.  This has hit my favorite list right off the bat.

Power by Maggie Walsh

Maggie Walsh - Power CoverTitle: Power

Series: The Angel Pack #11

Author: Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (253 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (October 19, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Sage is a wolf shifter with a dark past he keeps secret. A year ago, a strange tattoo appeared on his wrist. Researching its meaning, he finds that it is the symbol of the most powerful witches in black magic. Sage worries that if this magic claims him he will become evil. So, to protect his family, Sage flees.

Slade is a vampire with special abilities. When he is sent out to locate Maddy’s twin, Slade never expects to find him in Sanctuary. What surprises him even more is finding out that Maddy’s twin, Sage, is his mate.

Sage had been in hiding for years from a man who kept him captive, but now that he is back on the run, he worries that Francis will find him and enslave him again. When Slade and Sage’s family discover who Francis really is, they know they have to act fast to find Sage before his twenty-first birthday—only a week away—or risk losing him forever. 

ISBN: 978-1-68295-562-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/power

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in The Angel 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.  

It has been sometime since I have read this series, and I realize just how much I missed them.  The characters are a blast to read about and so much damn fun.  There is always action, suspense, danger and some hot situations that these guys get into.  Not to mention hot sex, but I will leave that up to your imagination.  These stories always catch my attention and it never waivers until the very end.  It just seems to flow at the right pace for me.

Sage started getting his powers at the age of five years old.  He just had no clue what was going on.  Then he shifted into a wolf, and that just freaked him out more.  So when the tri symbol showed up on his arm, he researched it and ran from his grandmother for fear of hurting her.  He didn’t know the true meaning though, just what he read.  He ran until he came across a man so evil that it would take all he had to escape. For two years he was doing it and working the Angel Pack.  Now they have figured out what he was and he runs.

Slade is a vampire that can walk in the sun, but that is not all he is.  He comes to see what the problem is, and finds his little mate.  Those who are evil are hunting him down, and Slade must get to him to protect him.  The whole pack is on the move, for when Sage turns twenty-one the powers that be will strengthen.  Now for more, you are just going to have to read the book.

This is one of the best series that I have come across in a long time.  It is so action packed that I was on the edge of my seat throughout it all.  I have to admit though that the amount of characters that are in this, that at some points it does get confusing with who they are.  However it doesn’t’ take away from the story at all.  I can’t wait to get started reading the next book.  What a story it is!

Running Out Of Moonlight by April Kelley

April Kelley - Running Out of Moonlight CoverTitle: Running Out of Moonlight

Series: Saint Lakes #2

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (186 Pages)

Publisher: Bonydee Press (April Kelley) (February 10, 2016)   

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: They thought finding each other would heal them both, but life in Saint Lakes doesn’t make it that simple.

Sage Rickman was in the wrong place at the wrong time. At least that’s what he think when the vampires kidnap him. Working through the mental anguish of all the vampires did to him is difficult to get through to say the very least. Peace of mind is an elusive creature though. He thought finding his mate would make things better, but trust doesn’t come easy.

Garridan Arach can’t remember anything about his past. He’s been in his dragon form far too long for a normal shifter to take. Being feral is the least of his worries though, especially when his memory starts coming back. Not that he cares about his past. All he wants is his mate. A mate that keeps rejecting him every time they’re together. His past has a way of catching up with him, and he discovers things that will make life in Saint Lakes less than peaceful.

ISBN: 978-1530183876

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Running-Moonlight-Saint-Lakes-Book-ebook/dp/B01A3DYW2A

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Saint Lakes collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.  This series is connected to the Wingspan series but I would suggest reading this series first.

My mother got me started reading romance stories at a pretty young age and it just seem to click with me from the first one.  It wasn’t until about two years after I started reading that I realized I actually liked the paranormal ones the best.  Then close to four years ago I accidentally downloaded two m/m romance stories.  Let’s just say once I got over the shock, I started reading more and more of them.  So much so that I cannot read any books with girly parts in them.  My mother got a kick out of that at least.

When April wrote her very first book and I got my hands on it, I knew that she was going to be a big hit with me and I was right.  Her characters are unique and very fresh to me.  Also her worlds just seem to hit with my desires.  I knew from that point on that she was going to be an automatic buy from that point on.  I have not been let down yet.

There is something about the way that she writes, that not only draw you in but keeps you there.  They are not only the perfect length for me, but they are so full of detail that it feels like you are right there with them. They not only entertain you but captivate you throughout the whole story. For me once I start reading I can’t move until I find out how they end. Her characters are also very fascinating and unique to me.  The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down.  

You don’t come across many books where the characters are dragons so imagine my delight when I found out that they were in April’s stories.  Garridan is a powerful dragon shifter who had just lost his best friend.  His friend and his wife left behind a beautiful young boy who was afraid to let him out of his sight, but Garridan knew he had to find out who was behind the killings and end them.  Too bad for him, he hadn’t counted on being caught and kept for many years.  That is until he is found and rescued over forty years later, nor to find his mate.

The ones that had Garridan had also kidnapped his mate, Sage.  The things done to Sage is horrific and evil, but between the two of them well you will just have to read the book to find out more.  

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story.

Shy Guys Finish First by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Shy Guys Finish First CoverTitle: Shy Guys Finish First

Series: Cade Creek #13

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (March 23, 2017)

Length: Novella (112 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Cory James went to the city for a small vacation. He never expected to come home with a family. After trying to rescue a man being attacked, and then having to be rescued himself, Cory was pretty sure his vacation had tanked. But the man he tried to rescue turns out to be the answer to every dream Cory ever had. Now, if they could just keep danger from finding them again, they might find happiness.

Moose Fletcher hated violence until the sweetest man he had ever seen tries to save him, and Moose was forced to rescue him. But as he got to know Cory, he realized he was the one being rescued. When unexpected dangers force Moose to flee with Cory, saving his family becomes more important than avoiding violence. But will the cost be his happiness?

ISBN:  978-1-64010-281-1

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/shy-guys-finish-first

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Every once in a while you find an author that can give you a story that you could lose yourself into, and Stormy is that author for me. The world she creates are unique, enticing and downright drool worthy. I love how the characters not only stand up for those they love but they don’t back down when someone is in trouble. They have a serious tone to them but there is just a hint of humor to make them perfect for me. 

Moose was six foot nine and had a heart of gold.  Forced to cage fight by his father has left him wishing for a way out.  Then one night, his little brother helped him to escape.  When his older brother found him, it was a sweet and very sexy little man who saved him, or I should say tried to.  Cory was that sweet and sexy little man, who lived in Cade Creek.  It would be the perfect place to live, and then another surprise landed in their laps.  Well if you want to know that surprise, you’re going to have to read the book.

This author’s stories that not only draw you in but keeps you there. She gives you hot sex, lots of love and tenderness, mixed in with excitement, adventure and lots of dangerous situations 
The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. To me there is nothing better than a good romance.

I can honestly tell you that this is one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story. When Stormy puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun. 

Fahey’s Flaw by Jenna Byrnes

Jenna Byrnes - Fahey's Flaw CoverTitle: Fahey’s Flaw

Series: Kansas City Heat 9

Author: Jenna Byrnes

Genre:  Crime, Mystery

Length: Novella (100 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 6, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Can KCPD detectives keep the latest designer drug off the streets and out of the hands of teenagers?

There’s a new drug of choice in town, and the detectives of the KCPD Vice Department are working fast to keep it away from unsuspecting students looking for a cheap high. Detective Wynn Fahey’s son, Connor, is thirteen going on thirty. His recent announcement that he’s gay causes concern for his mother and her new husband, and the parents of the boy he’s been caught in a compromising position with.

Wynn struggles to help his son adjust, not having gone through the same issues since he didn’t come out until he was divorced with a child. When the new five dollar Insanity drug invades Con’s school, the boy is forced to grow up faster than his parents would have liked. Will the love and support of handsome English teacher Reilly O’Keefe be enough to sustain Wynn and Connor, or are they in too deep to scrabble their way out of danger?

ISBN: 978-1-78430-929-9

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/faheys-flaw

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Kansas City Heat 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 love the way this author can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by Jenna. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down.

There is a new drug out there that is sold extremely cheap and is ending up in the hands of teenagers. It has the police department searching for a way to stop it. It brings it even closer to home, seeing as Wynn’s son is thirteen. Wynn seems to have many problems at hand on top of the damn drug. His son has come out gay, and Connor’s mom’s husband is not taking it to well.

On top of that Wynn is falling for Connor’s teacher. It would seem Reilly feels the same way. Now they just have to figure out how to stop the danger from hitting close to home.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. In fact I think that this one is my favorite.

I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story. When Jenna puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

Gods of Vengeance by Thom Collins

Thom Collins - Gods of Vengeance CoverTitle: Gods of Vengeance

Author: Thom Collins

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short Story

Publisher: Pride Publishing (March 21, 2017)

Heat Level: None

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: United in passion. Driven by vengeance.

Owen Hazard, a young farmer is dead. Murdered while he tried to prevent a robbery on his land. His older brother, Captain Mark Hazard, returns home for the funeral. Owen’s best friend, Riley runs the local pub. He has information about the night Owen was killed – he knows who was responsible. The police are doing nothing. Vengeance is their only option.

United in their passion for each other and a thirst for revenge, Riley and Mark must take the law into their own hands if there’s to be any justice for Owen

ISBN: 978-1-78651-562-1

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/gods-of-vengeance

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Two men come together to kill those responsible for another’s death.  Owen was murdered trying to stop something, although it is said a robbery gone wrong, everyone knows it is a lie.  Now his brother and his best friend must prove who did the killing and make Owen’s death right.

Now I had heard, not read, that this story was in “The Brothers in Arms Anthology”.  There is murder, revenge, violence and so much more in such a short story.  The problem with it was the way it was told.  It just came off very choppy and did not flow like it really should have.  I also didn’t much like the idea of two men committing murder, even if it was for someone they loved.  I am sorry to say that this book was definitely not for me.

The Case of the Guilty Ghost by Amber Kell & R.J. Scott Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Amber Kell & R.J. Scott stopping by with the blog tour for their new release The Case of the Guilty Ghost,  we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review, so check out the post and then click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

Amber Kell & RJ Scott - The Case Of The Guilty Ghost Cover

The Case of the Guilty Ghost

(End Street 06)
by

Amber Kell & R.J. Scott

Bob is lost in grief, Sam is fighting for his family, and there is no middle ground. Can their love survive?

Bob is grieving over his brother’s sacrifice. Guilt ridden and devastated, he buries himself in vampire mourning and pulls away from Sam. When Bob’s family demands Sam faces the consequences for his part in Ettore’s death, Sam is left to deal with them alone.

Ettore is in the Aset Ka waiting room, next in line for the ceremony where his soul will be torn from his body. But a shocking discovery makes him second guess his entire existence and the choices he has made.

A forgotten past binds Theodore ‘Teddy’ McCurray Constantine III to Ettore and when the curse tied to Ettore is broken by his death, Teddy’s past returns to him with a vengeance.

A royal family in denial, a demonic curse, and long forgotten love, leaves no time for Sam to take a breath. Is it too late to save the vampire kingdom?

Continue reading The Case of the Guilty Ghost by Amber Kell & R.J. Scott Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

Cerris by Catherine Lievens

Catherine Lievens - Cerris CoverTitle: Cerris

Series: Council Enforcers #4

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal

Length:  Novella (122 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (February 24, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Things always happen for a reason, even the things you don’t want to happen.

Cerris is an orphan who’s been told he’s a monster all his life, and he’s come to believe it. He did his best to keep his werewolf half under control, but when he killed a hunter, Dominic asked the enforcers for help. Cerris is sent to work with their only werewolf, but as soon as he sees the man, he realizes they’re mates, and he runs.

Jackson doesn’t understand why Cerris runs, but he intends to find out. When he finally locates Cerris, Cerris’ friends intervene and explain what happened to him and why he doesn’t want to see Jackson—Jackson is a werewolf, and all werewolves are monsters.

Jackson knows he’ll have to work hard to convince Cerris of the contrary, and he hopes finding Cerris’ long-lost father will help. He also has to teach Cerris to control his wolf before something happens.

Will Cerris learn control, or will he become the monster he always thought he was?

ISBN: 978-4874-0996-8

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

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Council Enforcer’s 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 the Gillham Pack collection. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.

I have been reading romance and paranormal’s for over 30 years and can honestly say that I love a good paranormal romance more than any other kind of story.  It was not until 5 years ago that I started read m/m romance stories.  The action in them just seems to be more believable then when it is m/f.  So over the years you come to cherish and love certain authors more than many others.  It is the way they tell a story that will have you wishing you were right there with them.  And sometimes you wished you were the one falling in love.  This author has moved up the line to be one of my top favorite authors and from the way her stories are told, she will probably stay there. 

Her characters are quirky as hell, protective to the point of well you can guess that answer.  I still have my ultimate favorite ones but many start to work their way into my heart.  Her stories also are full of action, suspense and danger plus some hot sexy time for our guys.  They catch my attention the moment I start reading and keep it all the way to the very last word.  This story gave me everything I could ask for in a story and so much more.

Cerris was half nix and half werewolf, and the werewolf side was a monster.  He had been told that for so long that he believed it.  Not even when others tell him he is not one, he fears that side of him.  So the boss man sends him to a full blooded werewolf who just so happens to be his mate.  Now Jackson just has to keep him still long enough to, well you know.  If you really want all the juicy details, pick up this amazing book.

I love how it has that serious tone to it but there is a bit of humor in it that your attention is captivated throughout it all. I loved the cover and that was what caught my attention first. Although to be honest any book that Catherine writes is automatically bought by me. I just can’t seem to get enough of this series. There is something about the way that she tells you a story more than likely have you laughing your ass off at parts of it. 

This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break or when you just need the sun to shine for you. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book. I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story. 

Wolf Whistle by A.C. Katt

A.C. Katt - Wolf Whistle CoverTitle: Wolf Whistle

Series: Werewolves of Manhattan #7

Author: A.C. Katt

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (196)

Publisher:  MLR Press (January 20, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Can a whistleblower find a new future with a wolf while being chased by a corrupt cop and the Serbian mob?

Richard Kerrigan is on the verge of losing hope. Fired from his job for blowing the whistle on a defect that would harm service members if used as designed, he is now blacklisted in the Chicago area. A local Serbian mobster wants Richard and won’t take no for an answer.

Garou Industries, the loup garou privately owned company, has been searching for Richard to offer him a position in the company as they value having someone with his integrity on staff. Richard relocates to Manhattan to begin his new job and stays with Julien Bellaire, his mentor, who is also Richard’s Mate.

Before they can settle in, the Serbian mobster turns up dead and a corrupt cop who secretly works for the Serbians comes to New York with trumped up charges to pin the murder on Julio. With over eighty witnesses to Julio being on an airplane at the time of the murder, the cop abandons trying to frame Richard and instead plots to murder him. The loup garou request assistance from the Italian mob to protect Richard which comes with some interesting consequences.  

ISBN: MLR-1-2017-0689

Product Link: https://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACK_WOWH

Reviewer: Lisa

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

I have been reading romance and paranormal’s for over 30 years and can honestly say that I love a good paranormal romance more than any other kind of story.  It was not until 5 years ago that I started read m/m romance stories.  There is just something about the worlds created in them that seem more attractive to me. So over the years you come to cherish and love certain authors more than many others.  It is the way they tell a story that will have you wishing you were right there with them.  And sometimes you wished you were the one falling in love 

Tis author’s characters are quirky as hell, protective to the point of well you can guess that answer.  I still have my ultimate favorite ones but many start to work their way into my heart.  Her stories also are full of action, suspense and danger plus some hot sexy time for our guys.  They catch my attention the moment I start reading and keep it all the way to the very last word.  This story gave me everything I could ask for in a story and so much more.

Richard has got to be one of the smartest men I have ever seen.  Things in his life have not always been easy.  His best friend had disappeared when he was a small child after his parents were killed.  He lost both his father and mother to illness.  Then when the company he worked for wouldn’t listen to the dangers of one of his designs, he was fired for blowing the whistle on the dangers.  Now he is working at a store and bartending to make ends meet, as well as paying on his student loans.  To top it off a mob guy from Serbia has his eye on him.  Things are not looking up.  That is until someone connected to his dear friend finds him.

Now here he is with a job at Garou Industires and living with a very sexy man.  Things might just be going good for him.  That is until the Serbian is killed and the cop is trying to frame him.  Let’s see how Julien and the other wolves protect him; well you are just going to have to read this book to find out more.

I love how it has that serious tone to it but there is a bit of humor in it that your attention is captivated throughout it all. I loved the cover and that was what caught my attention first.  I just can’t seem to get enough of this series. There is something about the way that A.C. Katt tells you a story more than likely have you laughing your ass off at parts of it. 

It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book. I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story. 

Wise Wolf and His Colorful Coywolf by Susan Laine

Susan Laine - Wise Wolf and His Colorful Coywolf Cover Title: Wise Wolf and His Colorful Coywolf

Series: Pariah Pack #5

Author: Susan Laine

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (119 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (March 7, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Randy Walker has issues. He’s a lone coywolf in a group of wolves, he’s an Omega in a pack that already has one, and his past abuse complicates matters. He’s nineteen, but his mate is a century old. He’s uneducated, but his mate is a scholar. And he’s recently rediscovered his sense of smell, only now it seems to be malfunctioning.

Kade Colton is the Zeta of his pack, a historian, and a chronicler. Two months ago, he found his mate and started teaching him lessons. They bond over a shared passion of learning. Then, former members of the pack who left during a crisis return. This causes schisms in the ranks. One is the Tau, a spiritualist Kade despises. And in the adjacent national park, a rogue coywolf pack tempts Randy to join them and be with his own kind.

With so many obstacles in the way, can Randy and Kade have their happily ever after? 

ISBN: 978-1-64010-016-9

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/wise-wolf-and-his-colorful-coywolf

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Pariah 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 felt that this one started in the middle of the story and not at the beginning.  You walk into it knowing who was who and where each one belongs also.  There were no surprise gasp or suspense to it.  Also what was different was this author added in some extra roles into a wolf pack, that you would not normally find anywhere else.  Now I am not saying that it is a bad thing, but a bit off to me.  

Kade is the Zeta and Randy is an omega.  The difference is Kade is a wolf and Randy is a coywolf, a mixture between coyote and wolf.  Kade is also a bit older then Randy and teaches the pack life to others, and is in fact teaching Randy the history since he missed out on so much with his last pack.  He is also his mate.

Randy is nineteen and seems to have a good head on his shoulders.  He doesn’t understand many of what has happened and has been abused before.  Then the packs deserters show up and one is looking to cause trouble.  Want to know more, read the book.

Now I wasn’t too sure about the all-female coywolves that showed up, and didn’t much care for it.  I can see how she could be of help, but really she was off to me.  Then the tau, well it really didn’t make any sense to me at all.  Why not just call him a medicine man, and let the reader get the full effect.  Added unusual words do not make a story better, just drove me nuts.  Also the pack dynamics drove me crazy as well.  The whole book felt off and a bit twisted to me.  I don’t know what was missing but I hate to admit that this story just didn’t rock my world at all.  

Masquerade by Maggie Walsh

Maggie Walsh - Masquerade CoverTitle: Masquerade

Series: The Angel Pack 13

Author: Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (198 Pages)

Publisher:  Siren Publishing (February 23, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When Xavier Angel meets his mate, he is ecstatic, but the closer he gets to Liam, the more ill he becomes. When this mysterious illness threatens Xavier’s life, causing him to almost die, Liam discovers what is wrong with Xavier. His heart breaks knowing he will never be able to have his mate—because to do so would cost Xavier his life.

To try to stop this unknown force keeping them apart, Xavier and Liam must travel back to Xavier’s birth pack in search of a wicked omega who may be the only one able to help them. But their only chance at happiness and love turns out to be the very thing that caused it.

Xavier will do whatever he has to in order to claim his man, but will it be enough? Will they be able to stop this great evil and save Xavier?

Or will their love be the one thing that kills them? 

ISBN: 978-1-64010-010-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/masquerade-walsh

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in The Angel 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.  

Action pack, suspenseful, danger surrounding them, some very hot sex, kinky characters are just a bit of what you get with this book.  I am telling you that the pace is perfect, and the guys are protective as hell.  I have never come across a series that has so much to offer then this series.  It has been awhile since I have read one of these books and in the last 2 days that is all I have been doing with them, reading all night long.  I love the world that was created and the way it just flows off the pages makes it feel like you are right there with them.  Noah of course is my ultimate favorite little guy.  So damn sweet and let’s not forget sexy as hell.  However this book gives you two new guys who are mates, but there is some bad mojo in the way.

Xavier has a thing about big men and it usually doesn’t go the way he wants it to though.  So when he finds his mate, damn the man is hot.  That is until he finds out that Liam was once as evil as you can guess. Reborn he is now fae, but for some reason Xavier just can’t get over the other.  Not to mention when he gets closer or thinks about him, pain is all he gets.  Something is going on.

Liam has always wanted his mate but didn’t know why his mate hated him so.  Then the truth comes out and he must go back to Xavier’s pack to fix what has happened.  However here comes the twist, well you are just going to have to read this book to find that out.

I have never had so much fun reading, following and just jumping for these guys.  Hot is just one word to give them, and the way they are with each other is another plus.  The guys just seemed to work perfect with each other, and our sexy new couple is an added bonus to the group.  Not that they are new to the group but to the love fest. 

I had a lot of fun reading this and look forward to another winning book from this amazing author.

Running With the Moon by Kiernan Kelly (2nd Edition)

Kiernan Kelly - Running With the Moon CoverTitle: Running With the Moon (2nd Edition)

Author: Kiernan Kelley

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (140 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 15, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Heart of the Wolf

What happens when a veterinarian ends up a patient in his own animal clinic?

Dr. Dae Anderson needs to lose the deadbeat boyfriend who is holding him back, but Jack is determined to hang on to Dae—even if he has to resort to violence.

Dae has worked hard to fit in among humans, and if his secret gets out, he’ll lose everything. His veterinary assistant, Sean, might be just the man to stand with Dae… against Jack and the world.

Courage of the Wolf

The most painful changes don’t involve the shape of the body, but of the heart….

Just as Dae and Sean are settling in to life as a couple, Dae is contacted by his brother, who still lives with his former pack and who exiled him for being gay.

If he refuses to return to Wyoming, a sociopathic alpha will slaughter Dae’s family one member at a time. And deep down, Dae knows he must confront his past before he can truly have a loving future with Sean. First, they have to stay alive.   

First Edition of Heart of the Wolf was published as Change of Heart by Torquere Press in 2007.  The first edition of Courage of the Wolf was published as Change in Attitude by Torquere Press 2011.  Now you get both books all in one nice package.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-343-5

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/running-with-the-moon-by-kiernan-kelly-8259-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Now normally I would separate each story and give you a rating for each, but let’s face it they are both going to be the same. 

In Heart of the Wolf, our sexy vet has finally decided to end it with his loser boyfriend, whose only real job was to screw around on the doc.  The last time about got the man his ass kicked, which he deserved.  But our doc goes out running and well if you want to know more than you’re going to have to read it.  But his sexy assistant has been in love with the doc for over four years.  So now it is his turn to turn the tables, but he is in for one big surprise, our sexy doc is a werewolf.

Now in Courage of the Wolf, our sexy duo is going home.  It had a home coming that was not as happy as one would think do to the threat in Dae’s old pack, danger, suspense and murder.  He got a letter that was 3 months old from one of his brothers telling him they need his help.  The old alpha has definitely lost his mind.  Things are going to get a bit more interesting to say the least, but if you really want to know the juicy details go pick up this book.

Usually I am one for a full size story that isn’t split up like this book.  However it has some surprises that was a hit for me.  I loved the connection that Dae and Sean had as well.  I wasn’t as pleased with the second half, but only because it was not a lot of it I suppose.  It is a well written book that will have you on the edge of your seat or laughing your ass off on Sean.  He is a definite plus for any alpha. 

I enjoyed this book and think you will also.