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Empathy for A Killer by Sarah Masters

Sarah Masters - Empathy for a Killer CoverTitle: Empathy for a Killer

Author: Sarah Masters

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary

Publisher: Pride Publishing (May 16, 2017)

Length: Novel (202 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts 

Blurb: Finding a killer isn’t easy, but someone’s got to do it…

Detective Burgess Varley is called out to view a dead body. It isn’t one of the best things about his job—but putting killers away for the rest of their lives? Now that’s one of the best. Problem is, the victim has something in her mouth that has always scared Burgess—something that links him to the killer without him even knowing it. And that link is more than Burgess might be able to handle.

Detective Shaw Peters, Burgess’ partner for several years, loves Burgess in ways he perhaps shouldn’t. Or ways that Burgess won’t accept, anyway. But Shaw isn’t one to back down from a challenge, and as well as being by Burgess’ side on the hunt for a killer, he has his own mission to accomplish—getting Burgess to admit they’re meant for each other. It won’t be easy, but by God, he’s going to give it a try.

With Burgess and the killer learning things about themselves, their lives, and each other that they previously hadn’t known, life—and death—is about to become serious.  

ISBN: 978-1-78651-557-5

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/empathy-for-a-killer

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  I don’t even know where to really start this review.  This is one of those stories that will take you breath away if you let it.  It has romance in it, but it also has a very dark side as well.  I have not been a fan of these types of stories, but I have to admit that this one was damn good.  A little creepy but a very well written story.

There is nothing better than a man who carries a gun.  In this story you get two very sexy partners who have a damn gruesome murderer to find.  There are many twists and turns in this story that will have you on the edge of your seat.  You also get a cop that has a hard life in love with a cop that is more flighty I suppose.  One who is trying his hardest not to be in love, but you can tell that he definitely is.  

Burgess is a hardnose cop that does everything he can do to catch the killer, however these murders lead him to someone he had not expected.  A past that he had forgotten and a betrayal of one he had loved.  Then you get Shaw who leaves a wet towel on the bed, dirty socks on the floor, tooth paste on the sink and loves him no matter what.

I have not read many stories by this author but I have to say that this is one of the best psychological thrillers I have come across in a long time.  In fact I could see it being turned into a movie, it was that good.  Three murders that lead to three murders previously, one who was Burgess’s father.  The story takes you into a serial killer’s head and why he did what he did.  I guess he isn’t a serial killer but I felt like he was.  The creatures were a big impact into the story as well, a bit creepy if I must say so though.  After reading this story you can see how it got its title.  

This story caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.  In fact I didn’t move a muscle until I finished it.  I am not saying that I will keep an eye out for these stories, but this one does leave an impact.  I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading more from this author.

Needing by Sarah Masters (2nd Edition)

sarah-masters-voices-01-needing-coverTitle: Needing (2nd Edition)

Series: Voices 01

Author: Sarah Masters

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Mystery, Contemporary

Length: Novella (155pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 11, 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Getting calls from the dead in the middle of the night isn’t Oliver’s idea of fun… 

Oliver gets calls from the dead, imploring him to help them find their killers. He’s heard them since he was a child and now assists the police in their investigations. He works closely with Detective Langham—and has steadily fallen more in love with him every day of the six months he’s known him. But does Langham feel the same? Is Langham even gay?

When Oliver answers the call of a dead woman, he finds himself standing in a remote field, gazing down at her corpse. Someone else is out there with him, though, watching, waiting to cause him harm. After he’s run off the road, Oliver has no choice but to aid Langham in finding her killer—no choice because more people are killed and more people call out to him…he’s unable to ignore their pleas.

As the body count grows and the investigation becomes more complex, Oliver realises that Langham is indeed very gay—and out to make Oliver his.

ISBN: 978-1-78184-476-2

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

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: When I first started reading this, I wasn’t sure I would make it past the first chapter, so I had put the book down for a couple of hours. Kind of like giving my eyes a rest and giving this story a second chance, and let me tell you it worked. I have to say that the cover was kind of creepy and considering this story, it fit.

Oliver knows two things, one is the dead and the other is, he has the hots for the detective he deals with. Oliver has always been able to hear the dead talking to him after they were killed. This is the first time though, that they were talking to him while they were being murdered. This one murder leads him on a difficult task. This one murder is just the start of a gory mass murder. Drugs, torn apart bodies, children with red eyes and demons are just a start with him. However he at least has a good man on his side.

Langham has wanted Oliver from the start, and he is going to show him in more ways than one. Now all they have to do is to find out who is behind the killings before he can show Oliver just how much he wants him. The problem is these murders are even more freaky then he thought. The danger was high and he had plans.

I found myself loving this story more than I thought. I absolutely loved the world this author created and the gift it took to make it this wicked. I was glad that I had given it a second chance and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.

Sharkorilla by Sarah Masters

51BVFRPG1NL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Sharkorilla
Series: Spliced, #1
Author: Sarah Masters
Genre: Paranormal
Length: 49 pages
Publisher: Sexy Snippets (February 14, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Series blurb: When scientists mess with the most primitive elements of a man’s core, the results are bound to be explosive.
Living a loveless existence is hard for any shifter, but having DNA spliced with creatures who stand out from the crowd is damn near impossible. Which is why four experimented-on souls decide to break free from the chains that hold them, climb the fences that circle them, and go in search of adventure, passion and most of all, their mates.

But nothing worth having is ever easy, and for Sharkorilla, Pugorilpreorder-patchla, Kangorilla and Elephorilla, this is definitely the case. They’ve come to the end of one very long, hard and frustrating road, but now, with the help of men who have big hearts, they must shed their fears, accept their bodies, and be true to the desires that burn within them. T

he only problem is, will they get away with it?

Sharkorilla Blurb: Mason has been tasked with the job of helping his fellow shifters escape from the compound. Two techs need his help to ensure the breakout goes smoothly. One of those techs, Brennan, has a thing for Mason—and Mason has a thing for Brennan too.

Once Mason and his three friends are out of the compound, running for their lives across the expanse of the Yorkshire Moors, Mason wonders whether they’ll manage to be free for more than the time it takes to speed farther than a few feet. Freedom—the feeling of it is addictive, and Mason wants more of it. He isn’t prepared to give it up without a fight.

With Brennan by his side, Mason knows he can accomplish anything. There is one burning question, though. Can Mason really accept who he is? Can he learn to love himself as half shark, half gorilla? If he doesn’t, he has a feeling life won’t be all roses, despite being free of the compound.

So, he’ll just have to give his new life his best shot, won’t he?

ISBN: e000000001317

Product Link: http://amzn.to/1mmOwWc

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: When I first saw this series out I knew I wanted a chance to read it. I must admit though that I wished the story had been longer with more to it because it can get a bit confusing. However I got to tell you that this was one fascinating story.

When scientists decide to start messing around with DNA, that is the time they need to be shot. The screw around created mixed DNA, more than just shifter and human. They created a human with two shifter DNA strands. In this story you will get to see Mason. Mason is human, half gorilla and half shark which are not the best parts to have.

When Brennan and another tech find out that Mason and his friends are going to be put down they go out of their way to help them. It seems Brennan is Mason’s mate.

You can’t really go into detail like you want when writing a review because of the potential of giving the story away. It is a fun little story with some heat in it that makes it even better.

I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to read book two.

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Brit Boys: With Toys Anthology Release Day Blast!

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Out now, Brit Boys: With Toys—a collection of eight M/M novellas written by eight top British M/M authors. All stories feature British characters and are set in British locations. This seriously sexy boxed set has 422 pages of unforgettable M/M literary entertainment that will leave your eReader, and you, burning up. So go and treat yourself this festive season to some uniquely British man-on-man erotic romance, or if you have Kindle Unlimited, read it as part of your subscription.

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Brit Boys: With Toys

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Ashe Barker, M.K. Elliott, Lucy Felthouse, K.D. Grace, Lily Harlem, Ashley Lister, Sarah Masters, Tabitha Rayne

From coast to coast and city to country Brit boys enjoy playing with each other and their toys. Not any old toys, though; guitars, rope, plugs and Moleskine journals all prove to be enormous fun. Throw in a shop that’s wall to wall with kinky ideas, a journalist on the lookout for the next big thing, and Dominants who insist on obedience and there’s sure to be something to cater for everyone’s taste.

Whether it’s a quickie or a slow indulgence, Brit boys know how to hit the spot and they aim to please every time. So take a ride, fly high, come enjoy these sexy boys and their toys.

Brit Boys: With Toys is an anthology of M/M stories written by British authors, featuring British characters in British locations.

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Live For the Day by Sarah Masters

26891846Title: Live For the Day
Series: N/A
Author: Sarah Masters
Genre: Contemporary/Men in Uniform
Length: Short Story (48 Pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (November 17th, 2015) Available for early download
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Loving your best friend is easy. Telling him you do…well, that’s the hard part.

Michael and Steven grew up together—just them, no girls allowed. They’d always planned to join the military, but when it came time to sign up, Michael couldn’t do it. For years, Michael has worried every time Steven is out in the desert, risking his life to serve and protect. He dreads the day Steven won’t come home.

Steven has been through a dreadful ordeal on duty, and while in the hospital, he’s had time to think about what’s important in life. He misses Michael—needs to get back home to be with him—and he has something he wishes to say, something he’s held inside as far back as he can remember…

When the two men reunite, revelations are the name of the game. There is no question they’ve always loved each other, but now that they have the chance to express that love, will they?

This book has previously been published as part of the Aim High anthology by Pride Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-854-4

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/live-for-the-day

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I find that Sarah is turning out to be one of my favorite short story authors. She gives you a world that you can see and feel. The pain that Steven felt was like I lived through it. Steven and Michael have always been best friends but they both want something more. It isn’t till Steven gets back from a tour, that things are about to get spicy and hot.

For someone to go through PTSD is amazing hard, and show how much strength that they truly have. I enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading more by this amazing author. The guys are so well-developed and there is so much depth in this story that it will amaze you. I am not normally one for short stories, but this story is one of those that just draw you in and keep you till the very end.

I loved it and would definitely recommend this book.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Aim High ~ A Pride Publishing Anthology

51UyLg20ENL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Aim High
Series: A Pride Publishing Anthology
Author: T.A. Chase, Stephani Hecht, Morticia Knight, Jenna Byrnes, Sarah Masters, Megan Slayer
Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (310 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (September 29th 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts overall
ISBN: 9781784307523
Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/aim-high
Reviewer: Tams

possibilities_exlarge_PNG-180x288‘Possibilities’ by T.A. Chase

When Dixon and Carson meet during a hurricane, neither imagined that moment would be the beginning of a new relationship.

Dixon White owns Billy’s Diner in Brevard County, Florida—right down the road from Patrick Air Force Base. He serves a lot of the servicemen and their families who live and work on the base and does it in honor of his brother who served as a SEAL until a motorcycle accident ended his life. When Dixon finds himself stuck in a broken down car just as a hurricane hits the area, he’s not sure how’s he going to get home.

Master Chief Sergeant Carson LaSalle is headed to the base when he drives by Billy’s Diner. He sees Dixon’s car there and stops, checking to see if everything is okay. He takes Dixon home, but can’t stop thinking about him.

After the hurricane blows through, both men meet again and the sparks fly. Possibilities open up for them to have a chance at finding love. They just have to be willing to try.

Tams ♥♥♥♥4 Heart review:
Carson LaSalle has had his eye on Dixon White since the day he got stationed at Patrick Air Force Base. When a storm hits and Dixon’s car breaks down, Carson finally has a reason to not only spend some time with Dixon, but to finally ask him out on a date. The two hit it off and soon sparks fly.

There was a lot of meat to this short story. Chase gives the reader a brief glimpse into Dixon’s life, his past, and why he owns the diner and makes it his mission to take care of others. Carson was just the perfect addition for him, a man who would be proud to stand by his side.

I would read a full length story for these two, would be nice to get a glimpse into Carson’s background.

lonelyheartsandyellowribbons_exlarge_PNG-180x288‘Lonely Hearts and Yellow Ribbons’ by Stephani Hecht

Being apart from the one you love is the hardest thing to do, until you get them back to find they’ve changed…

PJ Ross Ervin is part of an elite force of rescue men from the Air Force. Only the best of the best make it through the program and get to wear the maroon beret. As such, he is proud of what he does and is happy to serve his country. The one drawback is that it takes him away from his long-time lover, Aden. Thankfully Ross’ deployment is over and he’s coming home.

Aden is excited to see Ross. But he can’t help but notice that his partner is having trouble adjusting back into the civilian world. Plus, there is the looming danger that Ross could be deployed again at any time. Will Ross have to leave to serve his county once more? And if so, can the pair survive the separation yet again?

Tams ♥♥♥3 Heart review:
Ross and Aden have been together long enough that Aden knows what to expect from Ross’s career as a military man. When Ross comes home on leave, they use their time wisely to get reacquainted with one another. But this time Aden notices that Ross is having trouble leaving the job at the door. With another deployment looming, Aden worries for Ross more than ever, but supports his man regardless.

My favorite things about this short story were the yellow ribbons first off. As a former military wife and a military brat, I can appreciate that little addition. When Ross opened the cabinet and found the spools of ribbon, I smiled, that was perfect. And then Aden finally being accepted to the Wives group, which needs a new name by the way with the influx of same-sex military couplings.

Cute story though.

venetianskies_exlarge_PNG-180x288‘Venetian Skies’ by Morticia Knight

No one wants to lose a love that’s meant to be. Air Force test pilot, Chris Pierce, returns to Italy to discover that second chances are the sweetest.

They had a love that was the real thing, but Chris, an Air Force test pilot, returns to Aviano Air Base in Italy to discover that the only man he’s ever loved is still there. Yet wasn’t that why artist Brandon had dumped him? Because he didn’t want to be tied down to one place or one person?

Brandon made a huge mistake. It wasn’t until Chris transferred out of the local military base that he realizes what they had together was the real thing. Even though he’s never settled in one place for very long, he couldn’t bear to leave the town of Aviano where he and Chris were so happy together.

Chris unexpectedly returns and Brandon is devastated when Chris rejects him out of anger. Can’t Chris see how much Brandon has changed in the two years they’ve been apart?

Second chances are the sweetest and love that’s meant to be doesn’t die. But when a MiG fighter jet gone rogue shoots Chris down, will their second chance be taken away forever?

Tams ♥♥♥♥♥5 Heart review:
Chris is an Air Force pilot returning to the base he left when his former lover broke his heart. Since Brandon was such a free spirit that refused to be tied down, Chris is certain his ex is long gone from Aviano. His first night out at their old favorite haunt, Chris runs into Brandon. Well, more like Brandon is searching for Chris. With the pain of the past still fresh in Chris’s heart, can Brandon convince him he was wrong, to give them another shot at happiness?

Okay, I need a full novel for this one. I would love to see where Chris and Brandon started, where everything went wrong and then beyond this short story to the chaotic future I’m certain they have. What Knight delivered with Venetian Skies was a synopsis of a story that only made me thirsty for more.

Short, Sexy and Steamy!

searchandrescue_exlarge_PNG-180x288‘Search and Rescue’ by Jenna Byrnes

Two parajumpers freefall into a stealthy relationship before considering how quickly it might come crashing to an end.

Airman First Class Matthew Billings has almost completed a grueling two-year training program on his way to becoming a Pararescueman in the Air Force Special Operations Unit. On a mission to rescue a child lost in the Pecos Wilderness of New Mexico, he meets Master Sergeant Drake Bogart, a man who is as infuriating as he is handsome.

When Matt spots the child and Drake gets the credit, sparks fly, in more ways than one. But with graduation just a few days away, is their fledgling relationship over before it even gets started?

Tams ♥♥♥3 Heart review:
This short story has potential to be an enemies to lovers type of story. Matthew Billings is climbing the ranks as a Pararescueman and holding his own, to spite Drake Bogart taking all the credit.

When Drake goes against Matthew’s preconceived notions and not only admits his attraction to the Matthew, he takes him home and seduces him, it looks like the perfect friends with benefits relationship might be forming. Until Drake says something stupid again.

This story had potential, but I had trouble liking Drake. He came across as cocky and arrogant and even when he apologized, I just never warmed to the character. There were some sexy times and I liked that Matthew stood his ground with the more dominant Sergeant.

I think this one definitely needs to be a full story so things can be elaborated and expanded on.

livefortheday_exlarge_PNG-180x288‘Live for the Day’ by Sarah Masters

Loving your best friend is easy. Telling him you do…well, that’s the hard part.

Michael and Steven grew up together—just them, no girls allowed. They’d always planned to join the military, but when it came time to sign up, Michael couldn’t do it. For years, Michael has worried every time Steven is out in the desert, risking his life to serve and protect. He dreads the day Steven won’t come home.

Steven has been through a dreadful ordeal on duty, and while in the hospital, he’s had time to think about what’s important in life. He misses Michael—needs to get back home to be with him—and he has something he wishes to say, something he’s held inside as far back as he can remember…

When the two men reunite, revelations are the name of the game. There is no question they’ve always loved each other, but now that they have the chance to express that love, will they?

Tams ♥♥♥♥♥5 Heart review:
The way this particular story started reminded me of old Hollywood love stories. Seemingly unrequited love. Seeing your love coming toward you, certain it’s a dream or a mirage, and yet, he is real.

Michael is sitting in his favorite café missing his best friend Steven something fierce, wishing he were there so Michael could finally be honest with him about how he feels when suddenly, and Steven is there. Between the long absences that are driving Michael insane with worry, and Steven being hurt during his last deployment, both men are done dancing around the truth.

Oh but I love this story the best of them all. I could see Michael sitting in the café, staring out the window, longing for Steven to ride in on a white horse, and then they could ride off into the sunset together. Though it was far removed from that that was the feel of the story. Once these two were finally honest about their feelings, things got a little steamy.

This is another one I’d love to read going back and giving more details of their friendship and the years of them growing closer even if they were apart, then go forward and show their happy life together.

Le Sigh.

lifetimehitch_exlarge_PNG-180x288‘Lifetime Hitch’ by Megan Slayer

Sometimes the best laid plans are meant to be thrown way off course.

Hunter planned his life very well. He’s got his position in the Air National Guard, the family he’s always wanted and a life most people would love to have. Except he’s not happy. His friends all know his truths, but them knowing about his sexuality and him admitting it are two different things. Thankfully Ryder—his best friend—has always got his back.

Ryder has loved Hunter since they were in school. He wants to have more than Hunter’s back—he wants everything. Forcing his Guardsman to come out as a gay man wasn’t on his agenda, but Ryder isn’t above a bit of gentle nudging.

Will the things Hunter can’t control be his undoing, or will he accept who he is as well as the love he’s craved all of his life?

Tams ♥♥♥3 Hearts review:
This one was a little odd for me. Ryder and Hunter have been best friends forever, and that is about how long Ryder has been in love with Hunter. He is respectful and keeps his distance, hiding his true feelings while Hunter tries to convince everyone, including himself, that he is straight. When they finally face their feelings, it seems like a HEA is in the works. Not so fast… both men teeter back and forth to the extent that I almost got whiplash.

I liked that Hunter was adamant that he remain true to the commitment he made to those two little girls, but the I love you too, wait… I have to take care of the girls. I want you too… wait, I can’t come out. Ryder understands and doesn’t push. Then when Hunter changes his mind and wants to come out and be true, Ryder starts pushing Hunter away.

There was potential here, and a little bit of angst would have been fine, just too angsty for my taste.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Aim High Anthology Blog Tour, Morticia Knight Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Pride Publishing and Morticia Knight visiting with us today with their anthology Aim High, Morticia chats about her connection to planes, we have a tasty teaser of her story Venetian Skies and there’s Pride Publishing’s competition. Tams has also written the review for Aim High  so enjoy the post and click the link for the competition! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Aim High

by

Morticia Knight, Stephani Hecht, T.A. Chase, Jenna Byrnes, Sarah Masters, & Megan Slayer

‘Possibilities’ by T.A. Chase

When Dixon and Carson meet during a hurricane, neither imagined that moment would be the beginning of a new relationship.

After the hurricane blows through, both men meet again and the sparks fly. Possibilities open up for them to have a chance at finding love. They just have to be willing to try.

‘Lonely Hearts and Yellow Ribbons’ by Stephani Hecht

Being apart from the one you love is the hardest thing to do, until you get them back to find they’ve changed…

Aden is excited to see Ross. But he can’t help but notice that his partner is having trouble adjusting back into the civilian world. Plus, there is the looming danger that Ross could be deployed again at any time. Will Ross have to leave to serve his county once more? And if so, can the pair survive the separation yet again?

‘Venetian Skies’ by Morticia Knight

No one wants to lose a love that’s meant to be. Air Force test pilot, Chris Pierce, returns to Italy to discover that second chances are the sweetest.

Second chances are the sweetest and love that’s meant to be doesn’t die. But when a MiG fighter jet gone rogue shoots Chris down, will their second chance be taken away forever?

‘Search and Rescue’ by Jenna Byrnes

Two parajumpers freefall into a stealthy relationship before considering how quickly it might come crashing to an end.

Airman First Class Matthew Billings has almost completed a grueling two year training program on his way to becoming a Pararescueman in the Air Force Special Operations Unit. On a mission to rescue a child lost in the Pecos Wilderness of New Mexico, he meets Master Sergeant Drake Bogart, a man who is as infuriating as he is handsome.

‘Live for the Day’ by Sarah Masters

Loving your best friend is easy. Telling him you do…well, that’s the hard part.

When the two men reunite, revelations are the name of the game. There is no question they’ve always loved each other, but now that they have the chance to express that love, will they?

Lifetime Hitch’ by Megan Slayer

Sometimes the best laid plans are meant to be thrown way off course.

Hunter planned his life very well. He’s got his position in the Air National Guard, the family he’s always wanted and a life most people would love to have. Except he’s not happy. His friends all know his truths, but them knowing about his sexuality and him admitting it are two different things. Thankfully Ryder—his best friend—has always got his back.

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Outcast Cowboys by Sarah Masters

91yMhN+Sw4L._SL1500_Title: Outcast Cowboys
Series: What’s His Passion?
Author: Sarah Masters
Genre: Contemporary Western
Length: Novel (202 Pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (August 18 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: You can run but you can’t hide. Problems have a habit of following you, even if it’s only inside your head.

Ross decides to start a new life away from the grim belly of London, England, unable to stomach being a cop any longer. He tells himself he’s moving miles away to find himself a bed partner, but he’s lying. He has to. Facing up to the real reason he’s leaving isn’t something he can handle.

His last undercover job proved too much—his life was at risk—and if he stays in London he’ll likely end up dead. Nightmares plague him, his subconscious unable to switch the past off. So he moves to a ranch in America, thinking the new surroundings and different lifestyle will help him to heal—and to forget. What he soon realizes is he’s jumping from the frying pan into the fire…

Joe’s passion—that of caring for the horses—is the only thing that keeps him sane. He’s a surly man, and for good reason—a reason he hasn’t told a soul. Folks think he’s mean and unapproachable and suspect him of committing murder. More than once. Locals assume that Joe got let off the hook. Nothing could be further from the truth, but Joe lets people think what they will. He’s done with their speculation and sly looks.

When Ross and Joe meet, tension is rife. The air between them prickles with animosity as well as sexual tension. Both have a past they can’t get over. Both have skeletons in their closets they wish would turn to dust. And both have to make a decision.

Can they cast their fears aside and trust each other, or have the terrors they’ve experienced ruined them for love?

Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene of remembered non-consensual sex in a character’s past.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-662-5

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=4032

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Take two gay men hiding secrets…one from England showing up on a secluded ranch in the middle of nowhere and the other that seems trapped there and there is sure to be fireworks.

But will the secrets buried on the ranch keep them apart?

Ross finally is free for his job as an undercover cop in England. His last mission was too close to killing him and after being outed he decides to come to America and start a new life. Working on a Ranch with hot cowboys should be safer than dealing undercover with drug dealers…or at least that is what he thought.

I thought this was a very intriguing story. There is a lot of mystery and for the first half of the book or more I kept wondering who the real culprit really was actually I thought there would be a bit more twists than what there really were.

About halfway it took a different turn form the mystery and became more pure romance between Joe and Ross building a new life and Ross coming to terms with his past nightmares. I will say I did like the way the author tied up the loose ends at the end.

The story is well written and I was so hooked I read it in one setting.

If you like cowboys, undercover cops, suspense, a good love story and some pretty hot man-sex this is for you!


* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Brit Boys: On Boys Anthology Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have all the authors from Brit Boys: On Boys popping in today and we have quite a post for you now, not only is there a fantastic excerpt, we also have all the authors answering a question AND there’s an awesome giveaway! We also have Lisa’s review of this tasty anthology so enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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 Brit Boys: On Boys

 (Anthology)
by

Ashe Barker, M. K. Elliott, Lucy Felthouse, K. D. Grace, Lily Harlem, Clare London, Sarah Masters, Josephine Myles

From east to west and north to south, these British boys are having a blast in and out of the bedroom with the men of their dreams. They’re topping and bottoming from London to Cardiff, living out fantasies in the wildest fells and hooking up while serving HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

With passion and lust the name of the game, nothing is off limits. Throw in honed muscles, high-strength testosterone and an accent to die for and there is nothing they can’t do and no one they can’t get in this world or another.

Don’t miss Brit Boys: On Boys—a smokin’ hot box set, containing 147,000 words/440 pages of unforgettable M/M erotic romance from eight popular British authors.

Bodywork By Ashe Barker

Alex is doing okay. His body repair shop makes enough to live on, he has a decent apartment, life is fine. That all changes when he runs into Graham in a supermarket car park – literally. He offers to fix the damage to Graham’s car free of charge. The sparks soon fly, and the heat between them has nothing to do with welding equipment.

Breaking the Marine By M.K. Elliott

Brandon Rosen hadn’t planned for his final night before enrolling in the Royal Marines to involve a hot stranger and a pub car park. And he certainly hadn’t planned for that same hot stranger to turn up at the barracks in the form of his Drill Instructor, Corporal Will Stewart. In the testosterone fuelled environment of the training camp, can Brandon and Will overcome past pains and face up to what they really want? Or will the Royal Marine Commando School break their relationship before it even gets started?

 Love on Location By Lucy Felthouse

When Theo Samuels heads off to film on location in the village of Stoneydale, he’s expecting drama to take place on camera, not off. But when he meets gorgeous local lad, Eddie Henderson, he struggles to ignore his attraction. A relationship between the two of them would be utterly impractical, yet they’re drawn together nonetheless. Can they overcome the seemingly endless hurdles between them? Or is their fling destined to remain as just that?

Landscapes By K D Grace

Alonso Darlington has a disturbing method of keeping landscaper, Reese Chambers, both safe from and oblivious to his dangerous lust for the man. But Reese isn’t easy to keep secrets from, and Alonso wants way more than to admire the man from afar. Can he risk a real relationship without risking Reese’s life?

The Chase By Lily Harlem

Steve’s killing time working in a comedy club. Why not? It makes him laugh and both the clientele and the comedians are not just fit but also great company. One stand up joker decides to create a wild goose chase for Steve and his ex Robert. Cavorting around Cardiff on a frosty night, however, does more than just show them the way to a threesome, it also reveals the reasons why they should give each other one more shot.

Dish of the Day By Clare London

Richie’s sunk all his hopes and savings into a new restaurant in south London promoting British ingredients and recipes. His best friends Craig and Ben should be around to help him celebrate the grand opening, but it looks like it’s all heading for disaster – until his friends step in to tell him some home truths. Then they’ll help him relax and enjoy their loving, intimate menu instead.

E2 By Sarah Masters

When Archie meets Dan after The Change, he realises there is no such thing as a random meeting of soul mates, it’s all mapped out in the stars. Now all he’s got to do is hope those orbiting planets stay in alignment and true love finds him again.

Locked Out By Josephine Myles

Getting accidentally locked out of his hotel room on Valentine’s Day night is embarrassing enough for teacher Martin Cooper, but the fact he’s stark naked makes it even worse. It doesn’t help that the one person he runs into is Rod, the gorgeous man he’d been checking out earlier in the hotel pool. But when Rod offers Martin a refuge, the night heats up. Now if only Martin could get the hang of this seduction business…

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Due for release on 30th December, Brit Boys: On Boys, a collection of 8 M/M novellas written by 8 top British M/M authors. This smokin’ hot box set is initially available at the bargain price of 99c/99p, that’s a steal for 147,000 words/440 pages of unforgettable M/M erotic romance that will leave your eReader, and you, burning up.

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Beautiful Sunset by Sarah Masters

81oAJk9KdFL._SL1500_Title: Beautiful Sunset

Series: Lust Bites

Author: Sarah Masters

Genre: Contemporary/Angels & Demons

Length: Short (42 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-78184-937-8

Publisher: Totally Bound (January 30th, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Can Thomas help Matt forget the past?

Matt has been visiting the lake for time alone to sort through his feelings over the break-up with his ex, Jack. He feeds a heron, the only constant in his life, and ponders on the future. One day, a man appears and sits beside him—Thomas, who seems to understand Matt’s inner turmoil.

Accepting an invitation into Thomas’ home on the other side of the lake, Matt discovers people aren’t always what they seem. Some people appear to know exactly what you’re thinking. And some people are destined to be yours…

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released at another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release by Totally Bound Publishing.

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/beautiful-sunset

Review: Matt has been heartbroken after a terrible breakup with his past lover. Jack didn’t only leave, but chose to humiliate Matt as well. Matt takes solace in the peace and quiet he finds at the lake. He is content to sit, think, and feed a heron that welcomes him each day.
Thomas has been waiting and watching for Matt. He just hopes that when Matt finds out his secret he will be able to accept who and what he is.

I thought this was absolutely beautiful. I found it poetic and magical as well as sexy and emotional. I love the artistic concepts in this story and the sensual but hot mansex.

If you like deep emotional stories, short and sweet, herons, Angels, tranquillity, and some sensual mansex this is for you!

Cabin Fever by Sarah Masters

91Hm7eH1wRL._SL1500_Title: Cabin Fever, 2nd edition
Series: N/A
Author: Sarah Masters
Genre: Fantasy/ Fairytales/Shapechangers/Morphers
Length: Novella (99 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-78184-843-2
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (December 6th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Sometimes Fate can be a bitch and take away everything you hold dear, but sometimes she finds it in her heart to give something back…

Ten years after Charlie’s death, Ben still hasn’t faced the fact his first love is gone. Unable to grieve, he’s acted the office clown and made his life so busy he never has time to think. Upon a return to the home he once shared with Charlie, Ben finally admits that Charlie is gone. Then a black panther appears and chases him through the forest, changing his life forever.

That panther is Francois, a mesmerizing man who breaks Ben’s self-imposed celibacy and shows him it’s time to move on. Ben visits Francois at his secluded cabin, and a fever overtakes him, compelling him to have sex with the alluring man. Ben finds he wants to live again, but although the sexual attraction between himself and Francois is strong, he knows Francois isn’t the man for him. He’s just a stepping-stone on the path of grief, encouraging him to embrace a new life.

When Ben visits a gay club that caters to people who have fantasies he’s never been able to act out, he meets Dave. There is no instant spark like there was with Francois, no immediate falling in lust or love, but an easy camaraderie and sense of wellbeing makes Ben realize you can love someone over time. Knowing something otherworldly has been involved in his transition, Ben is finally forced to think, to accept that everything happens for a reason. Now all he has left to do is say goodbye to Charlie, something he never thought he would do…

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/cabin-fever

Review: This was previously published by another company. It has been revised and reedited. This story is bizarre to say the least however, it is really good. I loved parts of it and not so much on others. It will tear your heart out knowing that someone is in so much pain from losing someone they love with all their heart.

Ben had loved Charlie with all of his heart. He gave up everything to be with the man he loved. However when Charlie was killed he slowly gave up not realizing that he did.

He acted like a class clown at work and made sure that he was busy all the time. Until one day, he realized that he had never let go that he had never grieved. Deciding to go somewhere that he and Charlie had spent time at he decided to let himself grieve. What he had not expected was to come across a black panther. Knowing you are not supposed to run, he runs for home. The panther gives chase.

Then when he is caught, it is by a man. Francois is the Black Panther but it is not till later when Ben realizes that. It is to teach him to love again, to show that he is ready to give it another try. When it is ready, he goes to a club and meets Dave. Dave has his own pain but not in the way one thinks, he just doesn’t think that this sexy man would want him. Ben however realizes that Dave is the one he wants.

This story is sad in certain parts but it shows one how to overcome all the pain. It has some pretty cool kink. Dave is a Dominate and Ben is a sub it just takes a bit of teaching and patience. I thought it was an amazing story, but just a bit strange. It was missing something to me. It shows the pain that death causes the ones that love them. It also shows the strength that it takes to grieve and find love again. I would recommend reading this story. It is tender, caring and will show you what love should be like.

Needing by Sarah Masters

2337Title: Needing    

Series: Voices 01 

Author: Sarah Masters     

Genre: Paranormal, Crime      

Length: Novella (164pgs)     

Publisher: Totally Bound (11th October 2013) Available up to 4 weeks early with TEB VIP club.   

Heat Level: Moderate     

Heart Rating: ♥♥ 1½ -2 Hearts   

Reviewer: Pixie     

Blurb: Getting calls from the dead in the middle of the night isn’t Oliver’s idea of fun…

Oliver gets calls from the dead, imploring him to help them find their killers. He’s heard them since he was a child and now assists the police in their investigations. He works closely with Detective Langham—and has steadily fallen more in love with him every day of the six months he’s known him. But does Langham feel the same? Is Langham even gay?

When Oliver answers the call of a dead woman, he finds himself standing in a remote field, gazing down at her corpse. Someone else is out there with him, though, watching, waiting to cause him harm. After he’s run off the road, Oliver has no choice but to aid Langham in finding her killer—no choice because more people are killed and more people call out to him…he’s unable to ignore their pleas.

As the body count grows and the investigation becomes more complex, Oliver realizes that Langham is indeed very gay—and out to make Oliver his.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of excessive violence which some readers might find upsetting, including kidnap and imprisonment of children with enforced drug taking, mutilation of other victims, extraction of a fetus and implied child sexual abuse.     

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/needing   

Review: Oliver is called by the dead to find their killers and assists the police in locating dead bodies. His contact is Detective Langham, a man he has found himself falling in love with, but he doesn’t even know if Langham is gay. Oliver finds himself in the middle of a field after answering the call of a dead woman. Soon after, he is chased and driven off the road and Oliver knows it is the killer. Langham and Oliver work closer than ever before to track down the killer and the mystery of the sugar strands. As more bodies pile up, suspicion is rampant, and Langham makes his move. Making it clear to Oliver, just how gay he is.

This story has a great premise of a psychic helping the police solve murders. But I found it sadly lacking in some areas. Oliver goes when the voices call. He goes to the bodies of the recently murdered and he helps the police locate the killers. But this new murder hits closer to home, when he realizes he interrupted the killer. Oliver is also in love with his police contact, Langham. And it is an awkward dance, as the two finally change their relationship in the midst of the investigation. There is also the chase to catch the killer, as more people are murdered in brutal fashion. It is gory and bloody, and they discover that children are being experimented on.  

The relationship between Langham and Oliver was confusing. At first, because they were constantly picking at each other and cursing each other out. I would not have called it a friendship at all. But, then Oliver explains it is just the way they are with each other. Their relationship heats up, as they work closely together and they track the leads. They face some homophobia from a fellow detective, but don’t let it affect what is developing between them. The one thing that got me more than anything was that we never learn Langham’s first name. Oliver only ever calls him Langham and even thinks of him that way …all the time. it made me feel the lack of real intimacy between them.  

I really wanted to love this story, because the blurb pulled me right in, but I just couldn’t. The storyline and plot were pretty good with the mystery of the murders and who was behind it all. And the investigation into the murder/s was exciting and intriguing, but, (and this is where I vent like a teenager) I gather that the setting is in England. And while the author has done a fair job with the investigation, she should have watched reruns of The Bill (an old British cop show) or A Touch of Frost (British CID drama) to see the real workings of the ‘Detectives’ in England. (CID is the Criminal Investigation Department or Coppers in Disguise, LOL)         

I will recommend this to those who don’t have a clue about British police, who love psychics and murder investigations, love mystery and mayhem, a relationship that is both frustrating and passionate, and a pretty good ending.

Always by Sara Masters

2235Title:  Always

Author:  Sarah Masters

Genre:  Contemporary 

Length: Novella (83 pages)

Publisher:  Total E Bound (August 9, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Reviewer:   Cat

Blurb:  Sometimes you have to suffer in order to make the one you love happy…

Steve eavesdrops on a phone conversation—and his whole world crashes around him. He hears something he’d never wanted to hear and knows his lover, Christopher, will be giving him some bad news. Two weeks go by, and with no news, no devastating upset coming his way, Steve decides to end their relationship…to save Christopher the guilt of doing it himself.

Lost in a sea of confusion, Steve tries to push himself back into the single game, only to find memories and his love for Christopher just won’t go away. Alcohol and bars only make his loneliness more apparent and, shoving his pride aside, he visits Christopher in order to make things right between them again.

However, there’s more to that phone call than Steve had imagined, and even though he’d caused their break up to save Christopher hurting, he begins to realize that he’s caused them both more pain than they could have ever imagined

Purchase Link:  http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?P_ID=2235

Review:   Steve came home from work early one day and overheard a devastating conversation. His lover of two years was on the phone and didn’t have a clue that Steve was listening. That conversation changed both with men’s lives drastically.


Christopher was hurt beyond belief that Steve had dumped him saying he no longer was in love with him when he had just told him a few weeks ago he loved him always.


Oh, wow! This story is amazing. It is so beautifully written, full of angst and heartache and love. My heart went out to both men.
The story opens with hints of this phone call that changed their lives. As the story goes on you get only tidbits of what it could possibly be. Then the story interspersed a chapter of memory introducing us to how Christopher and he met, how their relationship began, and bloomed and then how it all came crashing down with a chapter of present day and how Steve was coping. I fought tears, but finally they won near the end. Do they reunite? What was this horrible phone call? Can their relationship be saved? You will have to read this and see.

I highly recommend this if you like angst, heartbreak, a breathtaking romance, lessons learned, and some sensual, hot love scenes. 

 

Tools of Justice by Jaime Samms and Sarah Masters

Title: Tools of Justice

Series: The Dreaming 01

Author: Jaime Samms & Sarah Masters

Genre: Paranormal, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Length: Super Novel (264pgs)

Publisher: Total E-Bound (26th March 2012)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: One cop. One killer. Both dreamwalkers. Not every dream should see the light of day…

Three very different people have one thing in common-a dreamscape steeped in horror. Barry has had dreams of violent death all his life, and as a cop, he now works to solve the crimes his dreams tell him about in hopes he can save at least one victim from suffering the fate he faces every time he lays his head on his pillow. His ex-lover, Tag—now his boss—has no idea how to help him cope other than to protect his job…and try to protect their hearts from the dreams that could end up killing them both.

Leyton welcomes the dream state that shows him his next victim. He’s been a killer for as long as he can remember, and the land where he walks in shadow beside the horn-headed man who guides him feels more like home than the waking world. Now, in addition to seeking out those who would kill the innocent and ending their lives in his own special reign of terror, Leyton is promised a bride—someone to love him forever. It seems everything he’s ever dreamed is about to come true.

Jessica just wants to get her life back after her boyfriend is murdered and she is abducted. Twice. Finding herself at Leyton’s mercy is a nightmare she soon finds is only the very beginning. When the horn-headed man visits her, she knows nothing will ever be the same again.

The four of them now have to find a way to navigate the real world while the dream state dictates their very lives and threatens everything they hold dear. If they manage to catch a few killers and save a few innocent lives along the way, that will have to be their compensation for the “gifts” given by The Dreaming.

Reader Advisory: This book contains several graphic and detailed scenes of torture, dismemberment and murder.

Purchase Link: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?P_ID=1590

Review: Freaking hell! I don’t know what I was expecting from this book, but it certainly wasn’t what I got. Barry has always had dreams where he is the victim, usually the victim of torture and murder.  He tries to use his dreams to solve the crimes, but the dreaming affects his work in other ways. Tag has tried to do what is best for Barry but now he realizes it was a mistake to leave him.  He has protected him at work, but now he can see that Barry is falling apart. Leyton welcomes his dreams with open arms, he enjoys going out and dishing out justice to the ones who deserve it and some he has directed Barry towards, to have Barry bring them to a different justice. Jessica gets drawn into the web of dreaming by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but now it won’t let her go and her only hope is falling away.

This is a fantastically written story that will send shivers down your spine and make you want to sleep with one eye open or never sleep again. Barry struggles with normal life as the nightmares consumes him at night. But, it is worse than just bad dreams, he lives what victims are living through as they die.  His one safety net is no longer there to hold the dreams at bay and now someone is contacting him and threatening his beloved Tag. Tag sacrificed his relationship to help protect Barry, but now with a case getting out of control and a missing woman, he realizes that he needs Barry as much as Barry needs him. Leyton is as close to insane as you can get, but to him what he is doing is completely right, he draws Jessica into the Dreaming, because he was told wrong information.  Now, He has a team together to do His work.

This story is so different from what I expected and it was brilliant. This story draws you in as you read and doesn’t let you go.  You never know what will happen next and there are twists that you don’t see coming. Each character has a part to play and none of them have a real choice. They are dragged in by being able to dream true life.  Each person is manipulated and threatened into doing His work and you really don’t know whether to cheer Him or hide from Him. Your heart goes out to each character, even when you want to hate one of them.  But, their stories are compelling; it isn’t until near the end of the book that the main characters are all together in one room.

The relationship between Barry and Tag is complex and intense and has mistrust ingrained into it.  But, both men are willing to try to repair the relationship and take one day at a time.  The sex between them is hot and intense, even if you don’t see a lot of it. Some scenes in the book are gruesome and very well described and yes, you just might throw up a little bit in your mouth when you realize about the teeth. This book does not end how you want it to.  we might have Barry and Tag in love and sorting their relationship out and we might have Jessica still alive and free from Leyton in a way and we have a deeply disturbed Leyton accepting that he can’t have Jessica as his love… but they are all still in a place of manipulation, intrigue, murder, mystery and threats…. I so can’t wait for the next book!!

So, I have to recommend this book if you want a tense, intense, mystery, suspense, crime, thriller, paranormal, bloody, gruesome, hauntingly creepy, dark story that has hot sex, a good relationship and an ending that makes you want to find who He is.