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Skythane by J. Scott Coatsworth

J. Scott Coatsworth - Skythane CoverTitle: Skythane

Author: J. Scott Coatsworth

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novel (244 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 17, 2017)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Jameson Havercamp, a psych from a conservative religious colony, has come to Oberon—unique among the Common Worlds—in search of a rare substance called pith. He’s guided through the wilds on his quest by Xander Kinnson, a handsome, cocky skythane with a troubled past.

Neither knows that Oberon is facing imminent destruction. Even as the world starts to fall apart around them, they have no idea what’s coming—or the bond that will develop between them as they race to avert a cataclysm.

Together, they will journey to uncover the secrets of this strange and singular world, even as it takes them beyond the bounds of reality itself to discover what truly binds them together..

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-404-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/skythane-by-j-scott-coatsworth-8154-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Two men taken to safety as children will come together twenty five years later to save the world.  Xander is a Skythane. He’s had a hard life. Abused at the hands of a diabolical man’s hands he is saved one day by Alix who cherishes and nurtures him until Alix disappears.

Jameson grew up in a religious home and became a psych. He helps people as is what he’s always wanted to do. The time comes when he is tasked to find out where a drug called Pith comes from. It will be a journey fraught with revelations and danger, spanning decades of memories.

The twists and turns and the buried memories were spellbinding to witness. This book had it all. Drama, mystery, suspense, a corrupt corporation, a world on the brink of destruction, characters that added insight to the ever growing mystery as to what it going on, and two men who discover who they truly are and what they are destined for. Simply put this was a fascinating story that grabs your attention from the start. 

I absolutely loved, loved, loved this story. If I could rate it more than a five I would. The Skythane people were described beautifully as well as the worlds themselves. It was so elaborate that I felt as though I was there every step of the way. It was an amazing story from start to finish. 

Highly recommended for all.

The Chains of Their Sins by Anna Butler Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Anna Butler stopping by today with the tour for her new release The Chains of Their Sins, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Shorty’s review so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Chain of Their Sins

(Taking Shield 04)
by

Anna Butler

Shield Captain Bennet arrives on the Gyrfalcon to take up his final year’s posting before returning to the Shield Regiment after his rotation out.

On Gyrfalcon he faces up to the fallout from Makepeace—ethical, political and above all, personal. Will he be able to accept necessity: that knowing what the Maess are up to outweighs the humanitarian issues surrounding the prisoners he rescued from Makepeace? Can he ride out the political furore that follows the loss of the dreadnought Caliban? How will he cope with an entire year of serving under his father, Caeden? And worst of all, how in the name of every god in the Pantheon can he stand to see Flynn every single day, with the Fraternisation Regs standing between them and keeping them apart?

It will be an interesting year. Bennet can hardly wait for it to be over. Of course, things never really do go to plan…

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Skythane by J. Scott Coatsworth Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Review!

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Hi guys, we have J. Scott Coatsworth stopping by today with the tour for his new release Skythane, we have a fantastic guest post where Scott chats about his world building, we have a great excerpt and Shorty’s review, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Skythane

by

J. Scott Coatsworth

Jameson Havercamp, a psych from a conservative religious colony, has come to Oberon—unique among the Common Worlds—in search of a rare substance called pith. He’s guided through the wilds on his quest by Xander Kinnison, a handsome, cocky wing man with a troubled past.

Neither knows that Oberon is facing imminent destruction. Even as the world starts to fall apart around them, they have no idea what’s coming—or the bond that will develop between them as they race to avert a cataclysm.

Together, they will journey to uncover the secrets of this strange and singular world, even as it takes them beyond the bounds of reality itself to discover what truly binds them together.

Continue reading Skythane by J. Scott Coatsworth Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Review!

The Captain’s Promise by T.J. Land

T.J. Land - The Captain's Promise CoverTitle: The Captain’s Promise

Series:  Adrift # 4

Author: T.J. Land

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Short

Publisher: Nine Star Press (October 17, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Now that the crew of The Prayer have settled down on an uninhabited alien world, their captain intends for them to forge a new life for themselves. But Khurshed’s plans are interrupted when the ship receives a distress call from a nearby planet. While most of his lovers are excited by the prospect of making contact with their new neighbors, First Officer Antoine argues that responding might endanger the crew. As it turns out, his fears are well placed…

ISBN: 978-1-945952-05-0

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/the-captains-promise/

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: This book continues from book three. Here the crew and Captain are settling in and making good progress until they get a distress signal from Rux’s planet. They go to investigate and nothing is as it seems. 

I loved this book as it delves more into the relationships between these men. Of course the sex is hot. I just wish they were longer.

The Captain’s Calamity by T.J. Land

T.J. Land - The Captain's Calamity CoverTitle: The Captain’s Calamity

Series:  Adrift # 3

Author: T.J. Land

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Short (62 pages)

Publisher: Nine Star Press (June 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Having welcomed an alien into his crew and his bed, the captain has more than enough to worry about without the looming threat of a birthday he’d rather forget. It’s just as well that his ship develops a catastrophic malfunction and crash lands before anyone can ask him how old he’s turning. But his good luck only lasts so long; when he and his men follow Rux to an abandoned city in search of replacement parts so they can effect repairs, one disaster follows another. Worse yet, Zachery, the captain’s most headstrong lover, is developing a crush on the one member of the crew he really shouldn’t…

ISBN: 978-1-911153-54-2

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/the-captains-calamity/

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: A malfunction causes the ship to crash land. Amid the repairs the captain is told Rux knows where he can go to get parts to fix it and so they head off. But all is not as it seems. There is unrest and a sense something is wrong.

I liked this action packed addition to the series. It had a lot of drama and action that had me on the edge of my seat. It was too short though and before I knew it the story was over.

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.

Warlock in Training by T.J. Nichols

T.J. Nichols - Warlock In Training CoverTitle: Warlock in Training 

Series: Studies in Demonology # 1 

Author: T.J. Nichols

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novel (226 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (February 14, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Angus Donohue doesn’t want to be a warlock. He believes draining demons for magic is evil, but it’s a dangerous opinion to have—his father is a powerful and well-connected warlock, and Angus is expected to follow the family tradition.

His only way out is to fail the demon summoning class. Failure means expulsion from the Warlock College. Despite Angus’s best efforts to fumble the summoning, it works. Although not the way anyone expects.

Angus’s demon, Saka, is a powerful mage with his own need for a warlock.

Saka wants to use Angus in a ritual to rebalance the magic that is being stripped from Demonside by warlocks. If Angus survives his demon’s desires and the perils of Demonside, he’ll have to face the Warlock College and their demands.

Angus must choose: obey the College and forget about Demonside or trust Saka and try to fix the damage before it’s too late. Whatever he does, he is in the middle of a war he isn’t qualified to fight.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-267-4 

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/warlock-in-training-by-tj-nichols-353-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Demonside and Humanside are in trouble. Both dimensions are changing at a rapid pace due to too much magic being taken from demonside and none being given back. Demonside is becoming hotter while humanside is becoming colder. The warlock’s in training at the college are being lied to by someone wanting power no matter the cost.

Saka is a mage demon. He is angry that his lover Kitu was taken, never to return. Saka has waited a long time to be able to cross the void and take a warlock to his side as the demons cannot open the void from demonside. The day comes when Angus opens it. Angus does not want to be a warlock. But his father has pushed him to go to the college. His only chance is by failing the test which goes horribly wrong and results in him being taken to demonside.

Once there Angus learns what has been happening and agrees to help as much as he can. Amid lies, deception and deceit on the warlock’s side there comes danger at every turn. Not knowing who to trust in a world full of people hell-bent on keeping secrets no matter the cost. The whole story intrigued me. I found myself swept up in a story that I thought would be a good read but was so much more.

Passion, deception, betrayal, mystery, suspense are all throughout this riveting story of two men wanting to save two worlds and those that would stop them to keep all the power for themselves. I am looking forward to seeing what else happens as the series progresses.

Highly recommended.

Drawn by Elle Brownlee

Elle Brownlee - Drawn CoverTitle: Drawn

Author: Elle Brownlee

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 21, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Sebastian (Sen) Holt is an artist currently in New Orleans. He’s always been a wanderer, believing in fate and following signs to guide his destiny. Although he itches to pull up stakes, getting a painting into a gallery keeps him rooted. One morning his good friend calls him in desperate need of help with her cleaning business. Her regular cleaner flaked, she can’t lose her client, and there’s no one else.

The job is at a large and recently restored house—and the owner, Morgan Ballard, comes home unexpectedly. They are immediately drawn together, as if they know each other, but they’ve never met. As they grow closer, Morgan behaves like two people. Sometimes he’s friendly and casual, and other times intimate and demanding. Sen juggles his painting through bursts of vision-like inspiration, the cleaning job, and an unexpected commission—all while trying to unlock the growing mystery of the intense connection he feels to Morgan. He’s not sure which scares him more—the strangeness surrounding their growing bond or that he’s found someone to make him reconsider his lifelong wanderlust.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-704-9

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/drawn-by-elle-brownlee-7656-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: A heart-warming story of two men, Sen and Morgan, who are two halves of a whole. When Sen, a painter, agrees to help a friend he meets the owner of the house, Morgan. From the start these two are immediately attracted to one another.

Things begin to look up for the both of them as time goes on but at the same time they realize they feel lost without the other when not around each other. I loved how everything came together and was explained before the story was over. It gave a better understanding as to exactly what going on.

I loved the interactions between Morgan and Sen. They seemed perfect together as the story progressed. The paranormal aspect added a wonderful mix to an already intriguing book. 

Great read.

Trans Shift: What Lies Behind by Noah Harris

Noah Harris - Trans Shift CoverTitle: Trans Shift: What Lies Behind

Author: Noah Harris

Genre: Transgender Romance, Paranormal

Length: Novel (186pgs)

Publisher: Noah Harris (August 22, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: “Sometimes, two people have to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together.” -Colleen Hoover

They came from two completely different lives: Tyler is a werewolf raised in a pack where being gay isn’t an option, and John was trapped in a hopeless marriage as a woman where he wasn’t allowed to transition into himself. 

The thing they have in common: they both decided to abandon everything they had ever known in order to brave an uncertain future.

Fate and coincidence bring these two men together, and they feel the connection of kindred spirits. They decide to take a chance on the happiness that they both long for, but happiness never comes easy, and both of them carry heavy baggage and heavier secrets. Their bright future is darkened when shadows from each of their pasts come knocking, and Tyler and John must learn to better understand each other, to protect each other, and to forgive each other. No one ever said love was easy, but they must decide if it’s worth fighting for.

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A VERY HOT AND STEAMY BOOK, OVER 90,000 WORDS M/M LOVERS, INTENDED FOR 18 AND OLDER.

ISBN: B01KWDUZ8Q

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Trans-Shift-Behind-TRANSGENDER-ROMANCE-ebook/dp/B01KWDUZ8Q

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I really enjoyed this well written story about two people who are drawn together yet each have a huge secret. Tyler is a werewolf. He left his pack due to the fact he’s gay and yet Becky pursued him as a mate relentlessly and would not take no for an answer. So one night he leaves. Now he has a job and is happy though lonely until he meets John.

John is trans. That is the secret he is harbouring. He works at a coffee place where sees Tyler every day. He is shy and scared due to his past abusive relationship until his friends talk him into going out where he sees Tyler and gets up the nerve to approach him.

I really liked how these struggled day to day with their secrets. It made it more realistic. Everything starts going wrong when the spiteful Becky shows up and causes problems in the form of John’s ex Michael. I have to say the thing that floored me in the story and changed my whole outlook on it was when John practically lived with Tyler, slept in the same bed, they held each other and cuddled yet Tyler didn’t notice anything amiss? I did not believe it in the least. 

Drama, action, confrontations and love are all throughout. 

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

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

Author: Jake C. Wallace

Genre: Angels & Demons, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (334 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (13th February 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

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

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

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

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

ISBN: 978-1-63533-308-4

Reviewer: Shorty

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

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

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

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

Absolutely loved this amazing story. Highly recommended.

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

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

Series:  Windbrothers # 2

Author: Sean Michael

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novella (164 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (December 6, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

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

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

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

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.

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

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

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review:

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

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

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

Turtle ~ Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author: Rick R. Reed

Genre: Fantasy, Horror

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (January 31, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

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

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

First Edition paperback published by Design Image Group, 2000.

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

First Edition eBook published by Bristlecone Press, 2009.

ISBN-13:  978-1-63533-263-6

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

Reviewer: Shorty 

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

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

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

Quarry by Elizabeth Noble

elizabeth-noble-quarry-cover-sTitle: Quarry 

Series: The Vampire Guard # 2

Author: Elizabeth Noble

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Paranormal

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (January 17, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: The members of the Vampire Guard—Jonas Forge, spy and soldier turned cop; computer hacker extraordinaire Blair Turner; Declan, thief, con man, and ex-pirate; and medical examiner and werewolf Dr. Lucas Coate—face a dangerous and elusive enemy.

And this time, it’s personal.

Over the course of three hundred years, a man has touched each of their lives in ways they are only just realizing. When a hunt for a psychotic killer in the present resurrects memories and clues from the past, they discover how they have been affected and are bound by the existence of a ruthless vampire criminal. Now, while preventing a heist at a high-tech art show and thwarting several large-scale explosions, the team must employ their unique blend of science and supernatural abilities to put an end to the machinations of the man toying with their lives.

This time, he won’t slip through their fingers.

This time, it’s more than a case. It’s a hunt, and Forge, Blair, Declan, and Lucas won’t stop until they’ve captured their quarry.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-259-9

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/quarry-by-elizabeth-noble-341-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: The gang is on a mission to discover the whereabouts of a vicious criminal. In the process of tracking him down we get a glimpse of the characters met and the circumstances in some cases. The nature of the crimes is devious yet brilliant and the culprit came as no shock to me. However his connection to some in the group did.

I was stunned speechless by how well written, intriguing and thoroughly captivating this addition was. The characters were all engaging, determined and hell-bent on finding the man responsible for so much mayhem. The investigation itself and how Blair, Jonas, Declan and Lucas discovered who was behind the acts was mind blowing.

I loved how well these men worked together and protected one another in the face of danger. Chocked full of suspense, mystery, danger and drama this book packed a punch until the very end. I am highly anticipating more in this entertaining and riveting series as I can’t get enough of this series. 

I highly recommend this story and series for all to read.

Hearts of Darkness by Andrea Speed

Andrea Speed - Hearts of Darkness CoverTitle: Hearts of Darkness

Author: Andrea Speed

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (November 8, 2016)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Blurb: Kaede Hiyashi is sick and tired of living in the shadow of his father, supervillain Doctor Terror. Brilliant but crazy, Doctor Terror sends his son to Corwyn, California, for reasons Kaede can’t imagine. Sent to accompany and protect him is Ash, a genetically modified supersoldier raised and trained by an infamous death cult.

Corwyn is lousy with superheroes, led by the obnoxious Dark Justice. Kaede finds himself dancing around Dark Justice as he digs into his father’s mysterious business and teaches his socially awkward—but physically lethal—bodyguard to acclimate to “normal” life. Can these two wacky supervillains figure out what Doctor Terror wants them to do, solve the riddle of the villain known as Black Hand, and keep Dark Justice from raining on their bloody parade? The course of love—and world domination—never did run smooth.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-549-6

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/hearts-of-darkness-by-andrea-speed-325-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Kaede Hiyashi is the son of supervillian Doctor Terror. With the numerous enemies the villain has Kaede has been training for all different scenarios when his father assigns him a genetically enhanced bodyguard, Ash Burn. Both of these are by no means perfect and each have their own struggles to deal with but amid all the chaos they lean toward one another.

I loved the fact that just because you were in the superhero category did not necessarily mean you were one. There is battles and death throughout as is expected in this type of book. I found myself enthralled with the twists and turns that emerged in this story as I followed the two men throughout their journey.

The characters in this story were well detailed with a hint of mystery to them that added to their appeal. The overall feel of the book was never knowing what to expect in regards to certain characters like Doctor Terror, Dark Justice and Black Hand. I love when an author takes me by surprise in a story.

Great read.

Can’t Hide From Me by Cordelia Kingsbridge

cordelia-kingsbridge-cant-hide-from-me-cover-sTitle: Can’t Hide From Me

Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge

Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Contemporary, Action, Adventure, Romance

Length: Novel (343 pages)

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (October 3, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Charles Hunter’s team is on a mission to extract an unidentified ATF agent from an undercover job gone wrong. All they’ve got to go on is the rendezvous location—until Charles recognizes the ex he hasn’t seen in years. Their “simple rescue mission” is about to get a lot more complicated.

For Ángel Medina, adjusting to life after his cartel nightmare is hard enough without confronting memories of a failed relationship. All he wants is a fresh start. But when a violent stalker lashes out from the shadows, Ángel realizes his nightmare is far from over.

As the stalker’s obsession escalates and bodies start dropping, Charles and Ángel are thrown together in a desperate search for the culprit. Tempers flare and old passions reignite, drawing them back into the same turbulent relationship that once ended in disaster.

But the stalker isn’t letting go—and the next strike might hit straight through the heart.

ISBN: 978-1-62649-443-5

Product Link: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/cant-hide-from-me

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Oh wow I loved this book. Action packed, drama driven and two hot as hell ATF Agents with a past history makes this story a hit. Angel has been undercover with a crime boss. His life was hell. When he is extracted by none other than his ex Charles and his team he thinks the worst is over. But Charles can’t forget the past and what Angel did. 

In the meantime between hot scenes and all out fighting there is someone trying to get Angel. This person is tormenting Angel to no end…. even resorting to murdering several people. When the person finally gets their hands on Angel the reasoning why is chilling to say the least. This individual is insane in my opinion. 

I really enjoyed reading how the team worked together and progressed through the cases they had. It was an enormous undertaking trying to keep Angel safe in the midst of not knowing who to trust and where was safe. 

I loved it. Highly recommended.