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Desires of A Mage by A.M. Halford

A.M. Halford - Desires of a Mage CoverTitle: Desires of a Mage

Series:  Mages of the Nether # 2

Author: A.M. Halford

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novella (178 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (October 5, 2016)

Heat Level: Scorching

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Blurb: Marcus, bored with his new role as Daniel and Aiden’s bodyguard, agrees to go on a mission into the Nether. Seeing this as his chance to do something exciting, he tries his best to put up a good front for his assigned partner, Edmond Elena of the house of the rabbit, of which he shares a passionate yet sad past.

Edmond holds deep scars from his past with Marcus, scars he doesn’t want reopened. Still, the pieces of Marcus that he sees beneath his armor of strength and aloofness weakens his heart to him even as he realizes Marcus hasn’t changed in all these years.

Fighting off their growing desires and feelings for each other, the two must find the stolen tomes of the previous Mediums. Their search for the books brings them into contact with the mysterious group known as the Blood of Aeon, the group responsible for the death of the Dalrymple family forty years ago, and possible secrets that could destroy their world.

ISBN: 9781640101906

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/desires-of-a-mage

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: It’s best to read these books in order. Marcus and Edmond were together in college but due to a misunderstanding they broke up. Now years later the two are tasked with a mission to find missing tomes that are highly important to Aiden.

I really enjoy this series. I hope it continues. So much goes on in this book from dangerous situations to mysteries needing to be solved. I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know who was behind everything and why. 

Marcus and Edmond broke my heart at what had been done to these two and the wasted years they were forced to endure. A couple of times I wanted to smack Marcus upside the head for his stubbornness. 

I am looking forward to reading more in this series as the mystery continues. Great read.

Just Bob by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Just Bob CoverTitle: Just Bob

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (May 25, 2017)

Length: Novella (126 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: My name is Bob. It’s just Bob. Not even Robert or Roberto or anything as exciting as that. It’s just Bob. Bob Mills. It’s not a fancy name or a name that inspires great romantic tales. No one writes odes to Bob. No one screams Bob during great heights of passion. There are no great masterpieces with Bob as the main character. I can’t even think of any fictional characters named Bob.

To make matters worse, I’m an accountant and I wear glasses. I own a cat. I have a library card, and I actually use it. If the karmic universe could have crapped on someone, I was it. Exciting, right? Yeah, no. There is nothing exciting in my life. Ever.

That all changed when someone put a contract out on my life

ISBN: 978-1-64010-429-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/just-bob

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Bob is a junior accountant; he works and goes straight home, lives with a big ass cat and uses his library card.  No excitement in his life and he is ok with it.  All that changes when a sexy man lets him know that he is targeted to be killed and oh let’s not forget the big part, he is his mate.  Now can you imagine Bob’s expression!  

Shade is a panther shifter and an assassin.  He takes the job and gets the job done.  He has a perfect record, but all that ends when his target is his mate.  With shifters that is a powerful thing and they all want one.  Now all they need to find out is who wants Bob dead.

This sounds like it will lead into an amazing new series, but I guess we will have to wait and see.  I will admit that it came off like it was rushed a bit, but other than that it was as usual a great story.  I loved Bob and everything about him.  He thinks he is just plain as vanilla ice cream, but in truth he is one special little man.  He is quirky as hell though, and I cracked up with him. 

I had a lot of fun reading this and I do hope that there is going to be a second and third book following this. 

Happy Endings by Shea Balik

Shea Balik - Happy Endings Cover sTitle: Happy Endings 

Series: Cedar Falls #20

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (June 6, 2017)

Length: Novella (145 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smokey Mountains. Where the people are friendly and the men are hot.

Gabriel McCarthy came to Cedar Falls in an attempt to find his own way in this world. What he hadn’t expected was to find friends who would stand by each other no matter who tried to get in their way or a man he could easily see spending the rest of his life with.

Lakyn Voss had just had the rug pulled out from under him when the mayor of Cedar Falls made it his mission to destroy Lakyn’s business. Determined not to fall victim to the man’s manipulations, he finds solace in Gabriel’s arms.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-359-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/happy-endings

Reviewer: Lisa

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

I love the way this author can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by this amazing author. This is one of those types that even after you have read the whole book you just want to go back and read it again.   

Gabriel has from the moment he was born, been raised to be someone of importance.  His mother hired nannies to teach him culture and language, just among a few of what he learned.  He graduated from Harvard but knew that he didn’t want to be what his mother wanted him to be.  So he decided to take charge of his life.  He was going to Cedar Falls and help our very own Jesse win the mayor’s race.

What he had not expected was to find Lakyn.  Lakyn was a massage therapist and damn good at his job.  That is until the mayor found out he was gay, and things just keep heating up.

I love how it has that serious tone to it but there is so much humor in it that your attention is captivated throughout it all. I loved the cover and that was what caught my attention first. Although to be honest any book that Shea writes is automatically bought by me. I just can’t seem to get enough of this series. There is something about the way that Shea more than likely have you laughing your ass off at parts of it. Especially Jesse, and now you are going to meet the mini-Jesse. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their friends and family with their entire lives. I had a blast reading this story.

This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break or when you just need the sun to shine for you. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book. I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story.

It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story. 

His Omega to Keep by Jane Perky

Jane Perky - His Omega to Keep CoverTitle: His Omega to Keep

Series: Wolves of Emerald Valley #2

Author: Jane Perky

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren Publishing (May 11, 2017)

Length: Novella (84 Pages)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Joe’s a defective Omega who’s finally found the courage to leave his cheating lover. He leaves his pack of ten years and intends to make it on his own. But when his car breaks down, Joe has no choice but to call for a mechanic.

He’s shocked when he discovers the mechanic is Atlas, one of the five lone Alphas who recently moved back to Emerald Valley—and who pose a threat to his former pack. Is the attraction between them real, or will Atlas break his heart, too?

Alpha werewolf Atlas can’t explain his strange attraction to Joe, given that the man Atlas believes was his mate died a year ago. Atlas’s wolf tells him Joe is his mate, but his wolf has made a mistake before.

When the inferno between them grows too strong to ignore, Atlas knows it’s too late for second-guessing. Joe is his mate, and he intends to show his Omega that running away isn’t an option.   

ISBN: 978-1-64010-320-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/his-omega-to-keep

Reviewer: Lisa

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

First off, the cover rocked.  It was very unique and effective in catching my attention.  However the title of the story, was just like every other title when Omega’s are involved.  Now if I picked a story based on those two things, then I would have passed up the book.  I haven’t read too many books by this author, but I do remember the first book of this series.  With the first book I was not impressed, but left my mind open that the books would improve and strengthen.  However it is still focused on the alpha and omega such as all the other stories you read. 

Now we know that alpha’s are the strong and omega’s are the peace keepers of a pack.  However in this particular story they pretty much treat their omega’s like crap.  Well the pack did, not the main alpha.  Also Alpha Blake would have been taken down and replaced by a stronger wolf, and so far no go.  So the author did do a different tune when it came to him.  But with the main characters, she has followed every other story line you read about.  There was no spark, no heat, and no excitement.  No connection at all was felt.  Which was kind of sad as a reader.

Joe is a defective omega who cannot produce strong babies.  Well how does that make him defective if he is gay?  He focused on that and quite frankly it got old real fast.  There was no defective gene about the kid.  Unless this book was going to be a m/m pregnancy book, which it is not, then it wouldn’t matter if he produced weak babies.  Anyhow, he leaves his cheating looser and runs away with twenty dollars in his pocket.  Breaks down and low and behold it is one of the alpha’s who killed their beta.  

Now I could have saved myself the time of reading the book, because it felt like I already knew what the book was about just from reading the blurb.  Now don’t get me wrong, it is still an interesting tale, but did not keep my attention like it really should have.  Also the amount of sex in this book over whelms the rest of the story.  It did not come off as believable nor would I see two men jump each other right off the bat.  No heat nor any spark between them was seen, then all of a sudden bam.  Sorry but it was not seen by me.  I just felt like the whole story missed some major points in it.  For me, the potential was there but it was not delivered. 

However I will still hold out on book three, to see if there is any change in this author’s work.

Falling For Tripp by Jo Penn

Jo Penn - Falling for Tripp CoverTitle: Falling For Tripp

Series:  Milson Valley 07

Author: Jo Penn

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Shape-shifter

Length: Novella (138 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (May 3, 2017)

Heat Level: Scorching

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: After a reasonably bad first meeting where his mate literally shudders in dislike, Tripp Croggen actually finds himself liking the slightly bad-tempered human fate chose as his. While Eddie Nelson might have a few issues regarding paranormals, he agrees to give Tripp time to show him that creatures are not so different from humans when it comes to the fundamentals in life, that they both just want love, respect, and happiness.

The more he learns about Eddie, the more Tripp sees beneath the slight bitterness to who the human really is: smart, passionate, and caring. Eddie has a dry sense of humor and goals he works toward, and he keeps Tripp fascinated. In fact, Tripp couldn’t ask for more in a mate.

Now, he just has to convince Eddie that they are perfect for each other…before the person they didn’t even know was after them attacks.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-283-5

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/falling-for-tripp

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Tripp is at a loss about his mate’s hostility towards paranormals. Edward has been through a lot in his life and just wants to be left alone. When he finds out Tripp is his mate he freaks out. But there are worse dangers out there.

I enjoyed reading Tripp and Edwards’s story. I liked how Tripp took his time with Edward rather than claiming him right off. The added mystery as to who was after them was a bonus. 

Great read.

Lyle’s Lynx by A.M. Halford

A.M. Halford - Lyle's Lynx CoverTitle: Lyle’s Lynx

Series: Itayu Lake  #6

Author: A.M. Halford

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren Publishing (April 26, 2017)

Length: Novella (104 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Lyle Du’Val came to Itáyu Lake following his ex, Adriano. Instead of getting him back, he found his destined mate, Kai Kramer. Kai isn’t too pleased with Lyle still chasing after his ex-boyfriend, but he is willing to be patient.

When Lyle finally decides to move on and accepts Kai, he learns things about his mate that he never suspected, such as Kai having a daughter. With this new mating comes a daughter that just wants a family, and she wants Lyle to be her mommy. Kai is stunned as he watches Lyle easily fall into the role of a parent for his daughter, Zarinna, and he quickly finds himself falling for his mate.

Just as the three of them are starting to settle into their new lives together, Kai’s ex and Zarinna’s mother starts making demands. Kai and Lyle find themselves having to protect the young cub from her own mother. At the same time, they try to nurture their new mating bond.   

ISBN: 978-1-64010-297-2

Product Link:  http://www.bookstrand.com/book/lyles-lynx

Reviewer:  Lisa

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

Lyle comes to Itayu Lake because he wanted his ex back with him.  What he had not expected was to find his mate.  Kai is not pleased but he is very pleasant when his little mate hides from him.  However it would seem Kai has his own little secret, a very sweet little girl.  A sweet little girl, whose mother is a danger to herself, and to her daughter.  Time to be protective parents.

Now I can see why the kid calls Lyle mom, but really it made the whole thing sound off.  I am sorry but Lyle is still a man.  It was the one reason I almost put the dang book down.  A four year old knows the difference between a man and a woman, a mother and a father.  Yet to hear her call him mother is a bit disturbing to me.

Other than that issue, the book was pretty entertaining.  I did have fun reading it, but I had to go back and read the other books to remember the characters for this book.  The guys were pretty hot, but they just seemed to be off, just a bit.  I couldn’t really connect with them like I should have, but it was still fun to read. 

I look forward to the next story.

Jaden’s Price by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Jaden's Price CoverTitle: Jaden’s Price

Series: Demon Warriors #9

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (April 24, 2017)

Length: Novella (100 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Hilton works as a male nurse in Brac Village. He feels a presence following him wherever he goes. His mother and grandmother went insane, and Hilton fears he is heading down that slippery path. That is, until Jaden reveals himself and claims to be Hilton’s guardian angel. Hilton isn’t convinced and runs from Jaden, terrified of the wicked man.

Jaden is Death. The master grim reaper. He has known nothing but loneliness and despair since the Primal Source breathed him into existence. He is feared by all, even if this is not the life he would have chosen for himself. But a chance meeting in a small town presents an opportunity his enemies can’t resist. He must keep Hilton safe from those out to hurt his mate, because if the bunny shifter is harmed in any way, Jaden will rip apart the universe and unleash his deadly wrath.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-198-2  

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/jadens-price

Reviewer:  Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Demon Warriors collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved. This series is actually a branch off from many other series.  The very first book you should start to read is a Brac Pack series book.  Then it branches off to Brac Village, Zeus’s Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation and a few others.

When it comes to books like these I always look forward to starting my reading all over again, until I get to the new book.  The characters are fascinating and a blast to get to know.  I have my favorites I can tell you that.  This story caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end like I knew it would.

Jaden is the grim reaper or better known as Death.  Pan is his brother and is known as life.  The two cannot void each other out, or life as all knows it is over.  Neither know what the other does or can realize just how important each other truly is.  All of that changes when Jaden finds his mate.  He has never been loved and doesn’t know if he can love, but damn the little rabbit might just show him some new things.  The problem is Hilton is ill.  To know what happens, you must read this book.

There are quite a bit of twists and turns that makes this story even more entertaining.  I have always loved how they have a serious tone to them, but humor always kicks its ass.  Lynn was in fact my first actual favorite author and she continues to write some pretty quirky stories to keep my attention.  I can’t wait to see what other stories she comes up with.  I loved it and would definitely recommend it.

Chiseled Wood by Shea Balik

Shea Balik - Chiseled Wood CoverTitle: Chiseled Wood   

Series: Cedar Falls #19   

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (May 4, 2017)

Length: Novella (148pgs)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smokey Mountains. Where the people are friendly and the men are hot.

Kyler Prince is determined to find his place in this world. But with only the sheltered commune he grew up in as experience, his hope of finding somewhere he could fit in seems impossible. That is, until he ended up in Cedar Falls.

Aaron Garnett has dark desires. After he meets Kyler, he fears the innocent man would run if Aaron ever showed him what he truly wanted in a lover. But Aaron’s just not sure he has the strength to stay away from Kyler.

Can Kyler convince Aaron that his desires run just as dark, or will Aaron feel the risk is too high to give him a chance?    

ISBN: 978-1-64010-302-3

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/chiseled-wood

Reviewer: Lisa

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

I love the way this author can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by this amazing author. This is one of those types that even after you have read the whole book you just want to go back and read it again.  

Kyler was raised in a commune his entire life.  There are many things he doesn’t understand out in the wild and crazy world.  When you add Jesse and his friends, well you can see how this poor guy can get lost.  He spent everything he had to get to Cedar Falls just praying he got a job.   This is one guy that needs as many friends as he can get, and to top it all off he is living out of his car.  Then he meets the sexy Aaron.

Aaron is a Dom and one look at Kyler tells him that this man is a true innocent.  Trying to stay away from him might just back fire on him.  He sees the beauty in the man’s smile that just draws him in even more.  Take that chance and jump, now if you want to know the down and juicy well you’re just going to have to pick up this book.

I love how it has that serious tone to it but there is so much humor in it that your attention is captivated throughout it all. I loved the cover and that was what caught my attention first. Although to be honest any book that Shea writes is automatically bought by me. I just can’t seem to get enough of this series. There is something about the way that Shea more than likely have you laughing your ass off at parts of it. Especially Jesse, and now you are going to meet the mini-Jesse. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their friends and family with their entire lives. I had a blast reading this story.

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

A Cook In King Arthur’s Court by T.K. Benjamin

T.K. Benjamin - A Cook In King Arthur's Court CoverTitle: A Cook in King Arthur’s Court

Author: T. K. Benjamin

Genre: Fantasy, Historical

Length: Novella (84 pages)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.(March 1, 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: The wizard Merlin saw rot in his beloved Camelot. He asked aid from his Gods. They answered and, after a fashion, along with a bit of complicated magic, he got Alex. 

Alexander Foster, a modern-day chef, fell into bed exhausted and alone. After a Technicolor kaleidoscope of a dream, he wakes up. He’s under a tree, in the great outdoors, and there’s a beautiful man wearing armor watching him.  

Alex learns the beautiful man is Mordred, and apparently Merlin is waiting for him. So, off to Merlin and Camelot they go. On the way, he hears Mordred’s tale and the man’s loneliness breaks his heart.   

He also finds he can’t keep his hands to himself.   

Then, they reach Camelot and Alex meets King Arthur and Merlin and learns why he’s there. So now Alex has a choice to make: sit back and do nothing…or meddle.   

Meddling sounds good. 

ISBN: 9781640100176

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/a-cook-in-king-arthurs-court

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Merlin pulls Alex from his world to help Camelot. Upon waking, Alex is confronted by Mordred, a beautiful man newly a knight. Mordred is King Arthur’s son and a prince yet he is snubbed by others and treated poorly.

Alex sets about making changes to strengthen Camelot and cut out the wrongness that has been going on. The changes are for the good of Camelot and the future. I liked the things he changed as they made perfect sense.

Though I liked the story I was honestly expecting something else. 

Crash and Burn by Jane Perky

Jane Perky - Crash and Burn CoverTitle: Crash and Burn

Series: Wolves of Emerald Valley #1

Author: Jane Perky

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (April 27, 2017)

Length: Novella (118 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Alpha Werewolf Crash left his hometown of Emerald Valley a long time ago, along with his five best friends. Now he’s back in town to solve a murder, but the town’s changed, taken over by a vicious wolf pack. Worse, his ex and the only man he’s ever loved is about to be mated to another. Mark’s already broken his heart once, but there are some things that can’t be forgiven. Crash will claim Mark, even if that means his death.

Omega Wolf Mark’s done all he can to survive, including stomaching a man he doesn’t love. When Crash returns to town, unresolved feelings return to the surface and the chemistry between them burns as hot as ever. Crash swears to never let Mark go again, but things are never that simple.

Will Crash challenge an entire pack to win back his Omega? 

ISBN: 978-1-64010-287-3

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/crash-burn

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  I have read a few stories by this author, and I find that I say the same thing pretty much each time.  The story line has great potential as well as the plot itself.  The characters also could have made a great impact into the story, however there was quite a bit missing in the story that would have done that.  The way Crash and the others are written, make them come off both as strong but also as weak.  They might be able to fight their way through many obstacles, but in truth that is about as far as they would get.  There is no heat or passion when it comes to the characters themselves or their relationship or I should say the right heat or passion.  Yes, they are pissed about their omega friend but I don’t see the build-up for any others.

Now they are all friends who left their homes, but they left an omega behind.  Then they all separate which would make them lone wolves.  Now if the author knew about wolves, then they would know that is not the norm.  Now for a book, that maybe would work.  However for me, it didn’t do what the author intended.  I did not like the interaction between Crash and Mark.  It felt forced and a bit harsh to a point.  One minute they are hating each other, and the next in bed just doesn’t fly with me.  I will wait to see how the others work in their story before deciding what to feel about them.  Lets just say an alpha and pack, would not let another group of wolves stay in their pack.  The vampires were a nice addition, but then again you only see them for a bit.  

Crash and his friends are alpha werewolves, yet they are all lone wolves. Except for Larry who was an omega and they just left him behind.  Crash had been in love with Mark, but left him behind.  Both of their hearts were broken, but neither chose the other.  Now they are back for Larry’s funeral and to find out what happened to him.  Mark was to bond with the beta of the pack who is an ass.  If you want to know the juicy details, pick up the book.

Now I have given you my problems with the book, as well as a little description of the story.  Now for me the book felt rushed and not well thought out.  There was a great deal of potential and areas that showed some strength.  However for me, those areas were small compared to the rest of the story itself. I didn’t connect with any of the characters and that was a big disappointment for me. 

Now I will stick with the series to see if they get a better story but for now it is not doing anything for me at all. Just because this is my thoughts doesn’t mean you might not like it.

Forever My Love by Toby Aden

Toby Aden - Forever My Love CoverTitle: Forever My Love

Series: The Melrose Coven  #3

Author: Toby Aden

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (April 20, 2017)

Length: Novella (187 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Alistair Costanova never thought he’d have a second chance at love until Sam Hayes blows into town and turns his world upside down. Shock sends him running away from the man wearing the face of his dead lover from several centuries ago, but circumstances and attractions keep drawing them closer.

Sam Hayes is a very complicated man. Impulsive and a total slut, but he has some measure of depth to him. He’s a man with several layers and a deeply buried secret only a select few in his family line know about. A born wizard, Sam had no choice but to keep that part of himself separate from his public life among humans, even his best friend Dorian. Moving to Melrose Town was supposed to be an adventure and a new start for Sam. Nothing had prepared him to be surrounded by a town full of vampires, but a quick adjustment was in order, especially since witches stayed neutral from every other species.

Meeting Alistair sparks his interest and the aloof man brings out emotions he’d never felt before. For Alistair, staying away from Sam is more work than he thought possible, even if he needed to stay away for the man’s own good. But with the increasing problem of made vampires and these two fighting the emotions they feel for each other, who will succumb first?

ISBN: 978-1-64010-285-9

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/forever-my-love

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in The Melrose Coven collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.  

I love the way this author can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by this amazing author. This is one of those types that even after you have read the whole book you just want to go back and read it again.   

Many years ago Alistair’s mate had been murdered right along with his baby brother.  He got his revenge, but he was now alone.  He left his position of a noble person and went to work with for the king of their people.  He had not expected to find another mate, one that was identical to the man he loved.  So what does his dumbass do, he runs.  Now Sam is a sweetie, but he does have his own secrets to hide.  When he went to see a friend, who was like a brother to him, he had not expected to be surrounded by vampires.  Going to shock Dorian when he finds out that Sam does know what they are that is for sure.  He just had not expected to find a sexy vampire of his own, now all he has to do is bide his time.  Either that or kick the man’s ass.  If you really want to know, pick up the book.

I love how it has that serious tone to it but there is so much humor in it that your attention is captivated throughout it all. I loved the cover and that was what caught my attention first.  The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their mates with their entire lives. I had a blast reading this story.

This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break or when you just need the sun to shine for you. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book. I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over.

I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story.

Mate for Sale by Marcy Jacks

Marcy Jacks - Mate For Sale CoverTitle: Mate For Sale

Series: Mate For Sale # 1

Author: Marcy Jacks

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Novella (93pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (March 3, 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: After Andy Lapin’s brother falsely accused him of theft, he was taken away to do his time. Luckily, the crime is petty, and he can get out by selling himself to an alpha who needs a temporary mate for breeding. The only problem is that he actually has no choice in the matter, and the alpha is already here to collect what’s his.

Istvaughn Kristoff is at an age where he should be producing pups, heirs who will take over the pack when he’s gone, and he needs a human to drink his blood and act as his mate so he can get them. Only humans can carry shifter babies, but the problem is they often die when doing so. Still, Vaughn is willing to pay good money for Andy to take the risk, even if Vaughn is risking that his children end up with terrible red hair.

What he doesn’t expect is the instant attraction that hits him—or wanting this human so badly.

But surely it’s just a normal attraction. He can’t possibly have a natural mating with this human…could he?

ISBN: 978-1-68295-929-9

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/mate-for-sale

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Falsely accused of theft Andy is put in a program to breed with the highest bidder. He is sold to Alpha Vaughn. Vaughn has no intentions of getting close to Andy as humans are the only ones who can have shifters children and usually die in childbirth. Unbeknown to him fate has other plans in store for him.

It’s a great beginning to the series as we see how cold Vaughn is toward Andy. I’m actually surprised Andy stayed as I would not have. I loved Andy. He was so sweet and innocent. I just wanted to hug him as the story progressed.

Highly recommended.

Power by Maggie Walsh

Maggie Walsh - Power CoverTitle: Power

Series: The Angel Pack #11

Author: Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (253 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (October 19, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

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

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

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

ISBN: 978-1-68295-562-8

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

Reviewer: Lisa

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

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

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

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

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

Shy Guys Finish First by Stormy Glenn

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

Series: Cade Creek #13

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Contemporary

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

Length: Novella (112 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

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

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

ISBN:  978-1-64010-281-1

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

Reviewer: Lisa

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

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

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

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

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

Like A Love Story by Frey Ortega

Frey Ortega - Like A Love Story CoverTitle: Like A Love Story

Series: Camden Cove 01

Author: Frey Ortega

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (39K words)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (26th January 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Seth Stanford has had a pretty easy life for the past quarter of a century. But he’s never quite fallen out of love with Hunter Rodriguez, his first crush—and his older brother’s best friend.

Seth isn’t idealizing a picture-perfect version of Hunter in his head. Seth knows all about the pros and cons of dating Hunter. But all of that changes when, one day, Hunter asks him out.

Maybe it has to do with the people around them meddling in their love life. Maybe it was Fate.

Seth just knows that whatever is happening between him and Hunter feels too much like a love story, and he’s just waiting for the other shoe to drop. The fact is, this all feels just a little bit too fast and too much for him, and he doesn’t know what to do.

Will he accept his happily ever after, or will Seth’s worrying ruin his chance at happiness? 

ISBN: 978-1-68295-821-6

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/like-a-love-story

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Like A Love Story is a super sweet story that would have you going into a diabetic coma – and totally the type of sappy story that I love to read. Number one, Frey Ortega is a go-to on my Siren Publishing authors list. I like the writing – the style and the pace of all the author’s books is definitely an attraction. However, secondly, and most importantly this is the type of story which has a massive draw to me because I can’t resist a love story between a guy and his brother’s best friend, who in this case had left their small town home.

The story is about Seth Standford. His life appears to be in a bit of a slump, though he doesn’t see it that way. Seth lives in his parent’s basement playing games in his spare time. He’s become a bit of a hermit, something that everyone around him worries about more than himself. Seth enjoys his online friends and his family is enough contact he needs at the moment. But then he hears the news that his secret crush – Hunter Rodriguez – his brother’s best friend, is coming back to visit their small town of Camden Cove.

The Standford’s and the Rodriguez’s seem to be well to do upper crust of the local society, and add in the fact that Seth’s brother is the mayor, it’s the start of a clique group. When Seth’s brother is sent to hospital after being hit by a drunk driver, this clique gets planning when they discover that Seth doesn’t hate Hunter, but likes him. When Hunter does return he doesn’t need much pushing in Seth’s direction – at first it felt a bit shallow but it does quickly develop into something more.

There is a small dose of drama, which I have to admit that I saw coming a mile away. Nonetheless, it gave the story the little bit of a kick it needed to get Seth and Hunter to the end of HEA. Seriously can’t wait for the next installment! Here’s me hoping to read the story of Seth’s brother (the town mayor) and Hunter’s boss (a millionaire looking to invest in the town).