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Binding The Edges by L.M. Somerton

L.M. Somerton - Binding The Edges CoverTitle: Binding the Edges

Series:  Tales From the Edge # 8

Author: L.M. Somerton

Genre: Bondage and BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic Romance

Length: Novella (120 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 10, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Never let go of the one you love.

After recent traumatic events, Olly is finding it hard to get his head around what happened. While he tries to deal with a maelstrom of emotions, renovations at The Edge are in full flow, alongside preparations for tenth anniversary celebrations. Joe, his Dom, recognizes Olly’s delicate state of mind and does his best to reassure him. A trip to the New Forest with their friends, Aiden and Heath, helps the healing process.

Returning home, Olly and Aiden focus on preparations for the party. When Aiden is called away, Olly takes a walk to clear his head, keeping his eye on a brewing storm. To his horror, he discovers Mark Vickery, an old enemy, has landed on the island by boat and is out for revenge.

With Olly missing and the storm raging, Joe, Heath and Aiden set out on a rescue mission that unfolds in a way none of them expected. Can the storm wash away the past or will Olly and Joe’s future be destroyed by a twist of fate?

ISBN: 978-1-78651-519-3

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/binding-the-edges

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: A fabulous ending to an amazing series. Olly is struggling to live again after tragic events take place. With the help of Joe, Aidan and Heath, Olly feels somewhat normal. But the damage has been done by Mark yet again. I seriously hated Mark. He was full of himself and so very cruel. 

From Olly’s antics and Joe’s constant support the journey to finalize plans begins. But not all is kosher as Joe gets word that Mark has been released from prison. With a threat looming over their shoulders Joe wants to make sure Olly is protected at all costs. 

I loved the entire book. The humorous antics and the seriousness as well as the twists and turns mixed well to create a masterful story to culminate the ending. Fantastic read. Highly recommended.

On Your Sole by Caitlin Ricci

Caitlin Ricci - On Your Sole CoverTitle: On Your Sole

Author: Caitlin Ricci

Genre: Paranormal 

Length: Short Story (34 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (August 2, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: One feisty shoe-loving fae might be just what this shoe store owner needs to get back on track…if he doesn’t kill the fae first.

Randal Tobit has recently taken over his father’s shoe store, On Your Sole, and is trying to make his father proud after his recent divorce from a woman his dad liked. The job is easy, but only because of the man his father hired and will not give Randal permission to fire under any circumstances.

Casey is helpful and happy, bordering on obnoxiously so. He’s a morning person and he loves shoes, which makes him perfect for the store, but not so much for Randal, who prefers to be barefoot when he can’t wear flip flops.

When the store is vandalized and Casey offers his help, Randal makes a bargain with him—one that he probably would have reconsidered if he’d had any idea what Casey actually was…

ISBN: 978-1-78651-451-6

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/on-your-sole

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Randal is now the proud owner of On Your Sole shoe store, when his father handed it over to him.  He had this feisty and goofy worker that helped him along.  Casey was something else, but Randal had a rule.  No dating employees, but then the store is vandalized.  All Casey wants is one date, and well you will see.

I have been reading a few books by this author and haven’t really cared for them at all.  So when I was handed this book, I was expecting something else.  This one actually was pretty damn good.  Casey is fae and his father is fae king, so there is a bit of surprise inside this book for you that will have you laughing your ass off, or wanting to smack someone.  It is a fun book and I would definitely recommend it.  

Bad Idea by Lily Harlem

Lily Harlem - Bad Idea CoverTitle: Bad Idea

Author: Lily Harlem

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Shorty (43 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (16th August 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts

Blurb: Roughneck Riders are not an MC club you mess with, least of all their rough and tough gang leader Heavy. But Heavy has a secret that has to be kept, no matter what—his heart belongs to a man. It shouldn’t. He’s supposed to be into women, like the other guys in the club. Junk is just too cute to resist, though. Add in his delectable body, his sweet submission and his willingness to accept Heavy’s sadism, and the couple are a perfect match.

Junk’s a probie, proving his worth to the club and demonstrating his mechanical know-how. He’s lived on the edge for a long time, flitting from one place to the next. But now that he’s settling in as a Roughneck, life is looking up. Not least because he’s in love—soul-eating, cock-thickening obsessive love. He can’t tell anyone about his desire for Heavy, but what he can do is push his lover’s buttons, all day, in full view of everyone, until he’s damned sure the night will bring a whole host of sinful delights and wicked punishments that will leave him marked, bruised and most of all, wholly satisfied.

ISBN: 9781786514417

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/bad-idea

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: When you hear about a Biker gang, they are believed to be tough, no holds barred men and they’re proud of that status. Heavy, being the leader of the Roughneck Riders is brutal and private in his business dealings concerning their club, and also with his relationship with the club’s mechanic, Junk. For them, being gay in a gang as dangerous as the Roughneck riders can mean death for both of them.

The way that this story ended was very much expected on my part, because for them. There is no happy ending. They have to keep their relationship secret and go with the status quo. Heavy have to keep up his persona that he can have the pick of any woman in the club, but who he really wants in his bed is Junk. He’s jealous that he has to stand and watch Heavy with the women. When they do find the time to sneak away from the club and be together, Heavy makes sure to show Junk who is, and forever will be the his Boss.

Right Place, Right Time by K.M. Mahoney (2nd Edition)

K.M. Mahoney - Right Place, Right Time CoverTitle: Right Place, Right Time (2nd Edition)

Author: K.M. Mahoney

Genre: Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Time Travel

Length: Novella (80 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 4, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: All the time in the world is still never enough.  In the heart of London in 1349, an apothecary engages in a futile battle against the rising tide of death brought on by the Great Pestilence. For this man, however, the duties of his profession are accompanied by an even greater responsibility—find Henry and ensure he survives the worst of the epidemic sweeping the Western world.

Now if only Dr. Drake Stilson knew which Henry to save. As an employee of The Oracle Group, a military and scientific organization dedicated to correcting the damage done by people playing around with time travel, this is far from the first time Drake has been sent to a distant time and place and expected to do the impossible. This is the first time, though, that he’s felt as if the battle is lost before it even begins. Surrounded by fear and loss, Drake is on the verge of surrendering to the inevitable when disaster strikes.

Despite being partners in work and life, Jens Pakkala rarely gets to spend time with Drake. He would love to take his partner and walk away from The Oracle Group, but how can he ask a dedicated historian to give up the opportunity to live out his studies? Then Drake runs into trouble on his latest assignment and Jens’ world begins to crumble. Now he has to figure out how to get himself to the right place and time to save Drake and bring him safely home.  

ISBN: 978-1-78651-470-7    

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/right-place-right-time

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  This is a very unique type of story that I have not had the pleasure of reading before.  I was pleased and, well, not so pleased with it.  Although I have to admit that I did like most of the book.  It is very entertaining and there is quite a bit of surprise and some suspense going on for the two sexy men.  I liked the concept that this book gave and can say that I wished we had it going on.  Let’s just say this year should be fixed.  It is a very interesting plot and I was surprised to find that I had a bit more fun than I would have expected.

Drake has been brought into the Oracle Group.  He is one of the top doctors in History one could say.  Jen is the one who recruited him, but they have become a very hot couple.  Sent back in time to fix the mistakes of time travelers is what they do.  Drake is the one who goes into the past, whereas Jen is the one who keeps him focused.  Sent back to the time of a plague has Jen scared to death.  Not of the actual mission but of the fact they have no clue what they are looking for.  

Now the story itself progressed pretty fast however it was missing quite a bit to make it a top rated story.  I feel that it could have had more content, especially in the end.  It felt like it just ended too fast and there are no signs of a continued story to get further into.  Also you see when our sexy men meet, straight to sex and then into a relationship.  There was no build-up, no development, were thrown into a story right off the bat.  For me I wanted to see that build-up, that development, I also wanted to see a better ending then was given. 

You do get a happily ever after but it just came off very rushed and I saw several sections that could have been expanded to make it a five heart review.  Other than those issues I saw with it, the story is quite interesting and I did have fun reading it.

One Too Many by Bailey Bradford

Bailey Bradford - One Too Many CoverTitle: One Too Many

Series: Mystic Tattoos # 1

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Comedy and Humor, Paranormal

Length: Short (49 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (November 29, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Don’t discount the mystic powers in the world…

Casey has spent most of his adult life building a successful business. His mother has been on him to settle down with a good man. Casey would, but he hasn’t had time to look for one. On his fortieth birthday, he goes out with friends and gets drunk—and has one too many.

When he wakes up in the morning, there’s a sexy, strange man in his home and a new, kind of painful tattoo on Casey’s chest. He doesn’t remember what happened the night before, but it doesn’t take him long to realize that the stranger, Ed, is someone he wants to get to know much better.

Now, if the fates and stars and all that mystical stuff will align, Casey and Ed might have their Happily Ever After, with the help of a mysterious tattoo artist and a vanishing tattoo shop.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-516-2

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/one-too-many

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I loved this cute, sweet story of Casey waking up from a night out drinking with friends to discover he has a tattoo and a hot driver named Ed in his home and vague memories of the before. Ed is attracted to Casey from the start. But being the gentleman he is he refuses to take advantage of Casey. Even so Casey wants Ed but Ed explains he wants something more than a one off. 

I loved how these two interacted with each other. The slow build up to them finally coming together was awesome, The paranormal aspect was intriguing. A mystic tattoo parlor that seems to come and go and a mysterious man named Gene to boot. I’m sure we’ll learn more about him as the series progresses. 

Needless to say I loved the entire book. With plenty of sweet, hot scenes and mystery just had me on the edge of my seat awaiting the outcome. It was truly a wonderful story.

Highly recommended.

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.

Boots by Angel Martinez (2nd Edition)

Angel Martinez - Boots CoverTitle: Boots

Author: Angel Martinez

Genre: Fantasy and Fairytales, Paranormal

Length: Novella (92 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 6, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Willem’s lost his job and his boyfriend, and now possibly his mind when his cat calls him a nitwit.

Willem’s father never approved of his artistic talents, his choices in life, or the fact that he’s gay. When the only thing Horst leaves to Willem is the family cat, he thinks it’s his father’s last insult from the grave. That is, until the cat starts talking to him.

Though Willem’s lost his boyfriend, his home, and his job, Kasha, who claims to be a magic cat, reassures him that all will be well. All he needs is Willem’s trust and a good pair of boots. But giving boots to a talking cat has unexpected consequences when odd events ambush Willem at every turn, such as the appearance of a handsome stranger in his arms at night. While he begins to suspect Kasha’s plans might be dangerous for all involved, how can he distrust such a charming kitty in cowboy boots?

Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene of flexible autoerotica.

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

ISBN: 978-1-78651-496-7

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

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Such a wonderful story that had me from the start. Willem, upon his father’s death, inherits a cat, Puss. With no home or job Willem thinks he is losing his mind when the cat begins talking to him. 

We learn who Puss really is as the story continues. I loved the details that went into this story. From the ex, to the goddess everything had me spellbound. I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll just say read the book. You won’t be disappointed in the least as it has romance, adventure, action, magic and fantasy all woven into one story.

Fantastic read. Highly recommended.

Kiss Me, Cowboy by Carol Lynne

Carol Lynne - Kiss Me, Cowboy CoverTitle: Kiss Me Cowboy

Author: Carol Lynne

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short (59 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 3rd, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: For Eli Barron, Jesse Clooney has always been the one. From their first day of kindergarten through their high school graduation, the pair were inseparable.

So, when a situation arises that splits the two men apart, it’s up to Eli to keep the home fires burning as Jesse sets off to follow his dreams on the rodeo circuit.

But how long can a man continue to stoke the fire before the flames die out?

ISBN: 9781786515049

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/kiss-me-cowboy

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: I have read many books from this author and I love all of her books. Eli tells us his life story about his family and the Love of his life Jesse. They’ve both known each other and have been friends from kindergarten through High school and are now lovers. Jesse doesn’t have a good relationship with his family and decides that he wants to leave the town that they live in and go follow his dreams on the rodeo circuit and wants Eli to go with him.

Eli can’t go with Jesse as he has to take of the family ranch and his mom and siblings. I found that Jesse is very self-centered, he’s off living his dreams, and wants Eli to wait for him and doesn’t care that he’s breaking Eli’s heart. Eli decides that the time has come that he will either have to talk with Jesse about their relationship, that is if they still have one together, or let Jesse go so that he can live his life on the circuit.

As with all of this author’s books, I would gladly recommend this book to whoever wants a short story about partners that have to find the way back together.

Pride and Joey by Devon Rhodes (2nd Edition)

Devon Rhodes - Pride & Joey CoverTitle: Pride and Joey (2nd Edition)

Author: Devon Rhodes

Genre: Paranormal, Wereshifters

Length: Short (59 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (September 13, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Vance thought his pride meant everything to him…until fate sent Joey into his lair and into his heart.

Vance has grown up the odd one out in a macho and very insular pride of lion shifters. Differences like enjoying the cool fall weather are bad enough—his pridemates would kill him if they learned he was gay. Still, his pride is all he knows. He’s never even met a shifter of another type…until he discovers an unconscious cougar male in his lair.

Joey is on the run and wants to keep Vance at arm’s length, especially since someone very close to the lion is at the root of all his troubles. But there is something irresistible about Vance, something that has Joey wanting more than he has ever dared to dream.

When their lives are threatened, Joey must choose whether to sacrifice himself, or try to live and keep Vance close…for the very short remainder of his life.

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

ISBN: 978-1-78651-494-3

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/pride-and-joey

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I love a story that has a twist that takes me by surprise as this one did. Joey is on the verge of death but manages to escape his captors and hide out in a cave to recover. Unbeknownst to him it’s Vance’ private spot where he can get away from his pride and reflect on things. Vance finds Joey but is unable to make him leave due to the pull he feels.

As the story progresses we learn what happened to Joey and who exactly caused it. I loved the tense nature in this story. It kept me intrigued and engaged to know exactly what happened. The twists and turns just kept on coming. 

Highly recommended.

Pride Before The Fall by Devon Rhodes

Devon Rhodes - Pride Before the Fall CoverTitle: Pride Before the Fall

Series: Sequel to Pride and Joey

Author: Devon Rhodes

Genre: Paranormal, Shapechangers and Morphers

Length: Novella (80 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (September 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When Brady was given a free pass to sow his wild oats, as long as he’s back with the pride before fall, he never dreamed he’d meet his mate…or that his mate would be a man.

As the pride’s alpha heir, Brady knows the weight of responsibility. He’s expected to settle down, find a mate and have an heir of his own. But first he’s given the opportunity to travel and visit other prides, an unspoken opportunity to get his attraction to men out of his system before he comes home and does his duty.

Mason has his hands full fostering Jonah, an abandoned teen soon to have his first shift. He doesn’t have time to babysit a visiting alpha heir, but duty calls. As the second son of the alpha, he knows his place, and when he’s given a task, he does it.

Brady and Mason realize almost instantly that they are mates…and both also know that it can never come to pass. With the expectations they need to fulfill, this short time together will be the only chance they have to taste what could be. But they are tied together by more than just instinct—old crimes and hidden connections come to light and they are forced to make hard choices between duty and love.

Publisher’s Note: This book is the sequel to Pride and Joey.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-468-4

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/pride-before-the-fall

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: After the events in the first book Brady, the Alpha heir, is told by his father to take some time and sow his wild oats then come back and choose a mate. The first place he goes he meets Mason, the second son of the alpha to that pride. Mason is fostering Jonah, a young man whose father disappeared.

Sparks fly between Brady and Mason and when they actually come together boy is it hot. But they are not the only story being told as revelations come to light about Jonah and who his father was that throw everyone’s life upside down.

Fantastic read with plenty of hotness, suspense and mystery that leave the reader reeling with the end. I loved it and highly recommend it.

Wild Rose, Silent Snow by Angel Martinez (2nd Edition)

Angel Martinez - Wild Rose, Silent Snow CoverTitle: Wild Rose, Silent Snow

Author: Angel Martinez

Genre: Fantasy and Fairytales

Length: Novella (124 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (November 18, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: A huge bear at the door, a handsome, naked stranger in the snow, magic fish, enchanted beards—and Rowan thought his life was odd before.

Content with the quiet isolation of their lake house, Snowden and Rowan Hadley survive on summer jobs and winter hunting, unable to move on since their parents died. Their peace is shattered by a strange, human-acclimated bear who insists on following Rowan like a giant hunting dog and again by the discovery of a naked, surly stranger in the snow.

Both bear and man lead the Hadley brothers into a strange, surreal world where sorcery and RPG software intertwine. Curses and magical traps lie in wait around every turn. Rowan and Snowden will need to adjust their view of how the world works, and quickly, if they want to live through rescuing their enchanted princes.

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

ISBN: 978-1-78651-500-1

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/wild-rose-silent-snow

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Another fantastic fairy-tale inspired book. I loved the impaired twins, Snowden and Rowan. The bear that follows Rowan home and slowly takes his place among them was no real shock to me as I guessed he was more than he seemed. I was happy I was right. Amid the closeness that happens between bear and Rowan lies an undercurrent of mystery in the form of a stranger with a beard.

A magical tale full of twists and turns that leave you spellbound and intrigued to the very end. I truly enjoyed the entire book and hope that Snowden will get his own story as well to see what awaits him. Fantastic read.

Highly recommended.

Falling Into Darkness by L.M. Brown

L.M. Brown - Falling Into Darkness CoverTitle: Falling Into Darkness

Author: L.M. Brown

Genre: Paranormal, Angels & Demons

Length: Novel (284 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 13, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Their love could save the soul of a fallen angel or damn an archangel to an eternity in Hell.

The realm of angels was created as a paradise where angels could watch over the earth as mankind took his first steps. For the archangel Michael, it is the only home he has ever known and he could never envisage another life. Michael’s life changes the day his path crosses that of the favored son of the morning. From the moment he sees him, Michael wants Lucifer for his own. When the two angels come together the passion surprises them both.

Their love is forged in Heaven, but is doomed the moment Lucifer falls from grace to become the leader of an army of demons.

Separated by war, the former lovers know the time will come when they must face each other in battle.

Their confrontation will set in motion events that neither could have foreseen. For Lucifer it is the chance to persuade Michael to stand at his side, as his partner as leader of the demons. For Michael, it is a mission to save his lover’s soul, while risking his own.

Torn between his love for Lucifer and his duties as an angel, Michael walks a fine line, where one wrong step could result in his own fall from Heaven, and an eternity in Hell. 

Publisher’s Note: Although this book contains characters from the Heavenly Sins series, this can be read as a standalone story.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-509-4

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/falling-into-darkness

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: An amazing journey into the lives of two powerful angels that spans centuries. Archangel Michael has been secretly enamoured of the morning star, Lucifer. When first they meet it seems as if Michael has lost his chance forever but Lucifer seeks him out, and so a hot and passionate relationship starts between the two.

It was a book about taking chances, heartbreak, tragedy, love and doing what you think is right for the one you love. A lot happens throughout this wonderfully written story. Though I’m not going to give anything away needless to say I was impressed by how each man was portrayed. Although I must admit I was a little put off by how Michael seemed so shy around Lucifer at first but it was to be expected. 

There were a few questions left unanswered so maybe a sequel or follow up book? Who knows. Aside from that I loved the entire story. It states that this book can be read as a stand-alone yet is in fact connected to the series Heavenly Sins. I did not read that series so some characters that came into play were written as though I should know them already in certain situations. I wish I had read the series.

The whole story was a gripping epic tale that took me by the most delightful surprises. I never knew what decisions each person was going to make when it came to the difficult ones, which thrilled me. There is not always happy times but they eventually get there. I loved it.

Highly recommended.

Faded Into You by Remmy Duchene

Remmy Duchene - Faded Into You CoverTitle: Faded Into You 

Series: Intoxication #2

Author: Remmy Duchene

Genre: Contemporary 

Length: Novella (113pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (1st November 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Fighting love is futile…

Ravinder Raja never saw himself as a jealous person, but when his best friend, Alfred, begins preparations to get married, Ravinder can’t help feeling alone. While kicking his best-man duties into high gear, he finds a job in India working as the PR rep for a wounded security company. He just wants is to get away from all things ‘wedding’ until he has to face the music. He never expected Thaddeus Mastersons and the way his body will betray him when it comes to the sexy ex-hacker.

Thaddeus Masterson got into some serious trouble when he was young. But now, reformed and fresh off working with the FBI, he’s decided to go back into business for himself—legally. When a friend’s company is brought to its knees by hackers, Thaddeus reluctantly packs his stuff and jets off to India. It’s the last place he expects to find love. But as they say, love always finds a way.

ISBN: 9781786514837

Purchase Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/faded-into-you

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: I’ve read a few books by this author already and I’m always in-love with the characters. I ABSOLUTELY love this series. Was very sorry when the story ended.

Ravinder and Alfred (from Intoxication 1) are the best of friends, they’ve known each other for years and share most of the same interests. Now that Alfred is getting married Ravinder is doing his Best man duties for Alfred’s up-coming Wedding and Ravinder is seeing the Green eye-monster. Ravinder never saw himself as the jealous type, but it is raring it’s head to see how happy Alfred is and he is still alone with no love interest in sight.

Ravinder has accepted a job offer, but it is in India. He starts his new job, and there in Mumbai is where he meets the ex-hacker Thaddeus Masterson. On first sight. Ravinder isn’t impressed, but Thaddeus is totally infatuated at the sight of Ravinder and wants to possess him body and soul. As they work together to complete the job that Thaddeus is hired to do, they can’t resist the heat between them. Will Ravinder find his Cum Whisperer?

I love this series and recommend that it should be read in order.

The Real You by N.J. Neilsen

N.J. Neilsen - The Real You CoverTitle: The Real You

Series: Wardens of the Guild 01 

Author: N.J. Nielsen

Genre: Angels and Demons, Contemporary, Paranormal, Vampires

Length: Novella (126 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 4, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: The age-old war between good and evil is bringing changes, and with change comes fear—especially the fear of what is to come.

Isiah Gillis and Claudius Reynar are twins in every sense of the word. No one can tell them apart, yet they’re not related. Since meeting, they’ve learned that they’ve become the subject of a legend, something neither of them wanted.

Their first day warden, Gabriel, tries to kill Claudius and Isiah by turning their True One, Mitch, into a weapon against them. Instead, Mitch now shares his body with Remi, a powerful demon lord who enters their lives—a demon lord who claims them for his own.

Not everyone is happy that the legend has been fulfilled, and they will do everything in their power to tear apart the strong bond the four men possess. Laramie realizes he has to separate from Mitch or risk losing one of his mates so completely that it could break them all.

When old and new enemies alike step forward to destroy who they are, Isiah, Mitch, Claudius and Laramie gather family and friends to fight in the war to save them all. Can things be set right before evil intentions win? 

ISBN: 978-1-78651-473-8

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/the-real-you

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Isiah and Claudius look exactly alike except for they are not family. Mitch, a human, needs somewhere to live. His friend introduces him to the twins who happen to have an extra room. The price, watch over the twins as their guardian.

I loved this book. It has so many twists and turns that left me holding my breath and surprised. Someone wants the twins dead. One of those someone’s is Gabriel, Isiah’s cousin. But alas all is not as it seems. There is more going on than even these men know.

There is corruption, action, suspense, romance all throughout. I found myself immersed in the story before I knew it and was not disappointed with the direction it took. I’m very glad this is a series so there will be more to come. 

Highly recommended.

Closely Guarded by Michael Mandrake

Michael Mandrake - Closely Guarded CoverTitle: Closely Guarded

Series: PROTEKT # 2

Author: Michael Mandrake

Genre: Multicultural, Thrillers and Suspense

Length: Novella (168 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 25, 2016)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Promises are meant to be broken sometimes. Can Kimball complete the mission and keep his feelings for fellow agent Darien in check in the process?

Darien Mosely, aka BA Pointe, is a former NYPD officer with a chip on his shoulder. He came to PROTEKT in search of a new identity and career after being accused of killing a man in cold blood. Darien’s keen perception is what has made him an asset, but his cockiness has often landed him in hot water.

Kimball Emerson, aka Justice Masters, is an important figure in PROTEKT. Being a former army sergeant, he’s used to keeping secrets and being in danger on a regular basis. As one of the prime figures in the organization, he is counted on to be the finisher and, for the group’s latest task, he’s been called upon to find the leaders of a Russian mob. It should be easy enough with all his knowledge and special skills but not with his close friend Darien Mosely along for the ride.

Kimball made a promise to his fiancé that he’d come back in one piece and not watch his partner’s ass, but he isn’t sure he’ll be able to keep the latter. Darien and Kimball have been best friends for five years and, at a Christmas party several months ago, they shared a kiss that left an indelible mark on their relationship.

This latest mission calls for focus and calmer heads if they are to find the offenders who are bringing illegal drugs into Russia. The question is, how can they do it with mutual feelings and the threat of extreme danger looming over their heads?

ISBN: 978-1-78651-484-4

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/closely-guarded

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Kimball and Darien are two of the top agents in PROTEKT. They are the best of the best and damn good at their jobs. Attraction leads to a kiss at a party and then leads to the men hiding their feelings. Kimball is in a relationship and Darien is a love ‘em and leave them type. They have so far been able to avoid the other since the kiss until now.

A new mission throws the two men together again and tensions are high when a threat emerges to eliminate anyone who stands in their way. It is a race against the clock to discover who the culprits are before anyone is killed. Meanwhile Kimball has secrets that are best kept hidden for everyone’s safety. 

I loved this book. Mystery, suspense, action and drama are entwined into an amazing plot that keeps the reader spellbound as we see how everything plays out. This is brilliantly written with the right amount of snark and angst from Darien as well as the seriousness from Kimball for one hot ride into the unknown.

The actual mission is proceeded with extreme caution by the time team as well as unknown persons at work with PROTEKT. All the characters had their roles to play and boy did they play them well. I usually guess what all is happening well before the end but this story had me guessing about some things until they revealed. 

I cannot say enough good things about this book to do it justice so just go read it. Fantastic story all around. Highly recommended.