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Bootilicious by Shea Balik

Shea Balik - Bootilicious CoverTitle: Bootilicious

Series: Cedar Falls #17

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (156 Pages)  

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Inc. (November 30, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  From the moment ex-SAS officer Vicar Hunt met ex-Delta Force officer Lucian Frost, they couldn’t deny their instant attraction. Well, Lucian wasn’t about to deny it—Vicar, on the other hand, wanted to run as far as he could in the opposite direction. Why he ever thought he could fit in around others after all he’d experienced was asinine on his part. A mistake he never planned on making again, if he could just get to the safety of his home.

Lucian stared after the beauty that had run from his shop, Bootilicious, as if the hounds of hell were chasing him. Up until that moment, Lucian had never realized he’d wanted a man in his life. Since entering the military at eighteen, he’d been perfectly content with one-night stands, not having the time for anything more permanent. Now that he’d met Vicar, however, Lucian found himself more than ready to settle down.

Too bad Vicar didn’t feel the same.

Then again, Lucian always did like a challenge.  

ISBN: 978-1-68295-614-4

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

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Cedar Falls 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.  

I started reading romance stories at the age of twelve and was always intrigued by the worlds that authors can come up with. Then a few years ago I read my first gay romance and I decided that there was just something about them that I liked more. I, like many, have favorites that we always follow and Shea Balik is one of those authors for me. There is just something about the worlds that she creates that keeps me captivated throughout the whole entire book. So much so that when a new book comes out, I must always start reading the very first book that leads up to this one.

I love how there is a serious tone to it, but that it is equally matched with humor. I can’t stand a book that has no humor in it, I would rather be laughing then just sitting there.  And when you put Jesse and the others in the mix, well you know what crazy stuff is about to come.

Bigfoot is at it again, or so Jesse claims.  Now his friends are lost in the woods looking for him.  When that happens you send in an expert.  Vicar is a moody young man who has lost quite a bit and he stays away from people if he can.  That is until Jesse gets his hands on him.  Then he meets the perfect man for him, but what does he do, he runs.

Lucian can tell from the moment that he met Vicar, that the man was his.  He also knows a wounded soul who needs help and he can provide that.  Now all he has to do is to get the man to stay in one place long enough to claim him. 

To me there is nothing better than a good romance. I love them especially when there are some gorgeous men in some kinky situations. I also love how some of our men come in damaged and the guys will all gang up on him to help him.  You can’t say that Jesse and his group don’t love those around them, because they show it in many ways.  I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story. When Shea 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. 

At Heaven’s Gate by Jools Louise

Jools Louise - At Heaven's Gate CoverTitle: At Heaven’s Gate

Series:  Spirit of Sage # 5

Author: Jools Louise

Genre: Contemporary, Ménage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Western/Cowboys

Length: Novella (133 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (January 23, 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Aston has spent 25 years in prison, after a vicious cult attacked his parents, Herb and Kim. He was arrested for defending them and sent to a hell thousands of miles away from his home. Returning to Sage, Wyoming he finds that his parents are now dead, murdered after a deadly explosion, the town is being rebuilt…and twin sex kitten shifters who turn out to be his mates.  

Kieran and Kevin, having had their own dealings with the cult, are ready to settle down with their sexy mate…and begin the seduction of their wary stud.

After years of misery, Aston finds himself at Heaven’s gate, but is he ready to take the plunge and accept his gorgeous blond bombshells? Kevin and his twin certainly think so, and soon have their badass beau just where they want him. But will their love and affection be enough to help chase the demons away and heal the lingering pain?

Note: This book contains double penetration.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-828-5

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/at-heavens-gate

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Such an emotional addition to the Spirit of Sage series. Aston is finally released from prison after serving twenty five years for murder. When he arrives at Sage he realizes things have changed and that his parents are gone. He meets sexy twins Kevin and Kieran. Those two are hard to resist but he gets off on the wrong foot with them.

Amid trying to start his life things he’s been through in prison come out. I bawled like a baby at the heinous things done to Aston while in prison. I hated the people who hurt and abused him. We find out that cult members were in the prison as well. As a result their devious deeds come to light. 

These three men have been through so much by this cult that it was a wonder they could still function and be around others at all. I admired their determination to live instead of giving up. I loved that they helped each other when memories became too much to handle and when other prisoners showed up to work who had hurt Aston. It made my heart sing when the crew helped Aston when the past came back to haunt him.

Emotional and yet healing this story packs a punch. Highly recommended.

Interspecies Public Relations Officer by Jo Penn

Jo Penn - Interspecies Public Relations Officer CoverTitle: Interspecies Public Relations Officer 

Series:  Milson Valley # 4

Author: Jo Penn

Genre: Ménage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal, Vampires/Werewolves

Length: Novella (136 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (October 19, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Wizard Tudor Masters was working toward leaving his old coven when he had the misfortune of overhearing a Senator conspiring against the Council. Going into hiding, he ends up at the Armstrong coven, where he runs into a gorgeous wolf who denies they’re mates, and a fae prince who saves Tudor from vampires.

Caspar Morgan is scouting locations to relocate his fae guild. What he finds is a gorgeous wolf shifter who, instead of happily claiming Cas, bolts in the other direction and denies that Cas (and a smart wizard in danger from three different factions) are his mates.

While Luka, a very uniquely gifted wolf, flirts and keeps his distance emotionally, Tudor remains quiet and watchful and smells like cinnamon and ice cream. Cas will protect his mates, wait them out, lust after both, and put up with Luka’s numerous friends and family members who feel it necessary to stick their noses in and cause more chaos than help.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-561-1

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/interspecies-public-relations-officer

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Luka, a very special wolf shifter is sent on a public relations task only to discover one of the new fae’s looking for properties is his mate. He runs as fast as he can away from him due to his wanting to remain single. Caspar, leader of the fae, is shocked to discover he has two mates. One, Tudor, a wizard, who is in danger from a deranged vampire and a senator wanting him dead. The other a wolf shifter, Luka,  who is a handful.

I loved this story. Each character had their own distinct personalities and flaws yet blended perfectly with each other. I love how this book sets up for future ones as there’s more than these three characters at play throughout. 

Fantastic read.

Pursuit of Excellence by Jools Louise

Jools Louise - Pursuit of Excellence CoverTitle: Pursuit of Excellence

Series:  Spirit of Sage # 4

Author: Jools Louise

Genre: Contemporary, Ménage a Trois/Quatre,  Paranormal, Shape-shifter

Length: Novella (126 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (January 8, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: After months of courting his four wolverine suitors, Ethan is ready to be mated. Lash, Slug, Charm, and Rage are more than ready to seal the deal, wanting nothing more than to make Ethan theirs…in every way. But their families are not so keen on the wolverine clans being sullied by the mating and will stop at nothing to prevent it. 

Ignoring the warnings, the mates bond at last, and finish off with an impromptu wedding. Then, the trouble really begins.  

The wolverine clans start a fight that has some tragic consequences, and the town of Sage is once again under siege. Rage’s brother, abused by their parents, is sent in as a weapon of destruction, triggering a series of events that leave the residents reeling. 

Can Ethan and his mates weather the storm? Can the wolverines defy their families without destroying Sage?

Note: This book contains double penetration.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-721-9

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/pursuit-of-excellence

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Ethan is finally ready to claim his wolverine mates. But the wolverine’s families are not ready for the deed to be done and will stop at nothing to stop it. An exciting addition to the series as Alfie makes plans for the games and tries to include and swindle everyone in the town of Sage into them. Hilarious interactions give a much needed respite in this intense story. 

I was appalled at the wolverine’s families. They are diabolical in their quest. Poor Douglas is hurt both physically and emotionally in the attack. Action, drama, mystery, suspense and betrayal are interwoven in this edge of your seat read. 

It is best to read these stories in order as each picks up where the last leaves off. This is a truly fantastic series that I highly recommend.

The Coolest Prince of Cats by Jo Penn

Jo Penn - The Coolest Prince of Cats CoverTitle: The Coolest Prince of Cats

Series: Milson Valley 03

Author: Jo Penn

Genre: Paranormal Shape-shifter, Vampires/Werewolves

Length: Novella (132pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (October 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Chane Taunton is running out of time. He’s not a warrior. He’s a monk…well, ex-monk. And herbalist. Neither qualifies him to capture a deranged vampire. Unfortunately, to keep his brother and friends safe, he must try. He just has to set the right trap. Of course, this is made even more difficult with the arrival of his brother, Archie, who keeps following Chane from coven to coven spiking Chane’s drinks and placing himself in danger.

When the trap fails, again, Chane is saved by a gorgeous, big feline shifter, Dominic Sanchez, who declares Chane is his mate. Due to an accident, Chane is unable to immediately scent the shifter as mate, but Dom is adamant and sets out to woo Chane, soothing the vampire’s many ruffles and discovering all his secrets.

With an assassin on the loose and gunning for them, Dom has his work cut out for him. Luckily he has a lot of crafty shifters and the mate pull on his side.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-546-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/the-coolest-prince-of-cats   

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Chane is constantly on the move due to his psychotic ex, an assassin, who doesn’t take ending the relationship too well. I found that Chane was determined to put his in the past and try to move forward. Only to be pushed back a few steps. I was glad he had help when Dom came along. 

The fight to move forward was hard. Yet with the support of his mate and all the others in Milson valley he was right where he needed to be. I felt sorry for Chane not being able to scent his mate due to an accident. But with time Chane begins to grow closer to Dom. 

Archie, Chane’s brother, was a hoot. I loved his character. He was extremely protective of Chane yet funny and snarky. I loved the action, romance, drama and suspense in this addition to the series. 

Highly recommended.

The Avenger Claims His Mates by Jo Penn

Jo Penn - The Avenger Claims His Mate CoverTitle: The Avenger Claims His Mates

Series: Milson Valley 02

Author: Jo Penn

Genre: Ménage a Trois, Paranormal Shape-shifter, Vampires/Werewolves

Length: Novel (193pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (September 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Blurb: Deakin Myers has a perfectly good, though slightly dysfunctional, mate, so why would he need another one? Ran Markson is more than enough for Deakin. Ran is gorgeous, cheeky, so relaxed he could slip into a coma, sweet, and just seems to stumble into trouble. And man, does he ever get Deakin hot!

When his mate has a little bit of trouble at his latest job and the local wolf pack become protective big brothers, Deakin may have hyperventilated and demanded a lawyer. Sure, the pack seem friendly—too friendly really. They keep trying to touch his mate. But they are saying all this stuff about Ran actually having a different name, needing protection, and that he is ill.

But then Ran is shot by an assassin sent by his ex-Alpha, a vicious creature bent on revenge. The local Avenger is called in to eliminate the threat, and all their lives take a very unexpected turn.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-502-4

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/the-avenger-claims-his-mates  

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Deakin and Ran have been on the move since Ran’s ex-Alpha is intent on harming Ran anyway he can and will stop at nothing to attain that goal. When Avenger Vicus is called in to eliminate the threat to Ran things take an interesting turn.

Deakin is part human, part sprite, has asthma and is a bit high strung at times. The way he acts at times was hilarious but understandable. Ran, is easy going and constantly getting into trouble. But I believe it was a result of what happened by his previous pack.

I loved the interactions between these two despite the situation they find themselves in. Avenger Vicus is used to people giving him a wide berth. He is unused to relationships but knows that Deakin and Ran are his mates. He will do all in his power to protect them.

Suspense, drama and action surround this addition to the Milson Valley series.

Prince of Cats Takes A Mate or Two by Jo Penn

Jo Penn - Prince of Cats Claims a Mate or Two CoverTitle: Prince of Cats Claims a Mate or Two

Series: Milson Valley 01

Author: Jo Penn

Genre:  a Trois, Paranormal Shape-shifter, Vampires/Werewolves

Length: Novella (168pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Level: Scorching

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Keeley James is a wary human but he adores his stunning mate, Vampire Lord Xavier Dalton.  When out of nowhere a huge Shifter pounces, claiming Xavier as his mate, Keeley reels. Confused, he runs.

Lord Xavier Dalton is a Vampire on a mission.  Always.  He is an important, valued member of his Coven and the High Council. He makes and breaks kingdoms, dotes on his little dreamy eyed human mate, and allows the big Feline to claim him, as is the paranormal way.  But the Tiger will have to prove he’s not just all roar to capture this icy Vampire’s heart.

Feline Crown Prince Drake Sanchez is not letting his little human wiggle out of his paws, nor allowing his stunning Vampire to pull the renowned Vamp chill on him, shutting Drake out while keeping secrets.  Both are his.  They’ll get used to it, he’s real good at getting creatures to purr.  This Tiger loves nothing more than protecting, heavy petting and cuddling.

Note: This book contains dubious consent.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-225-2

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/prince-of-cats-claims-a-mate-or-two

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I wanted to really like this book but I could not, though I did love the plot of the story. The story seemed to be all over the place. Drake was a little brash regarding Keeley and Xavier was a little too overprotective of Keeley. 

I thought they were all mates so I did not understand the distance in regards to being together between Xavier, a vampire and Drake, a shifter. It confused me. Keeley was a little over the top with the games he played with Drake but that was to be expected with what he had been through not to mention another paranormal mate which threw him in panic mode.

The whole back and forth panic, running, battle of wits between the three got tiresome quick. Now I love sarcasm but this was not it. I thought mates were supposed to want to be together? Maybe it’s just me but the book felt off to me.

Defrosting Jack by Susan Laine

Susan Laine - Defrosting Jack CoverTitle: Defrosting Jack

Author: Susan Laine

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (126 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (December 7, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate  

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Jack Frost has a problem. He’s the mythical power behind the elements of ice, snow, and frost, but his fame is being usurped by a fictional Frozen queen. So Jack’s the grumpiest man in Yuleland and is in need of a naughty distraction.

Rudolph Hreinn has a problem, as well. Rudy’s in high demand on Christmas, but the rest of the year he’s scorned by everyone for being different. So Rudy’s the saddest man in Yuleland and desperate for a nice diversion.

When the winter sprite and the reindeer shifter meet, after a rocky start, a friendship of like minds is born. Attraction soon follows. But then strange things start to happen. Odd omens warn them of dire consequences for Yuleland and for the winter holidays should they fall for each other.

Can love unite two lonely men and save Christmas? It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for some frosty reindeer games.

ISBN:  978-1-68295-644-1

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/defrosting-jack

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Susan Laine has a wonderful imagination and can create some unique worlds for her stories.  Although I must admit this is definitely unique.  I wasn’t to sure about it, although I did expected Jack’s attitude, I couldn’t figure out Rudy.  It is a sure fire way to catch ones attention and is a delightful Christmas story, if not a bit weird.

Jack Frost is nipping at your toes and has an attitude to boot.  He is alone because he chooses it.  Then you have Rudy, who is a reindeer shifter, he is treated like the plague until Christmas time so he spends most of his life alone but not by choice.  However Rudy is a half-breed for the other part is fire giant.  So you can guess what you get when Jack Frost and Rudy unite.  Steam is just a part of what you will get and it will definitely keep you warm.

It was a fun little story but was missing so much.  Rudy was the one that made most of the sacrifices although you can feel and see Jack’s displeasure on it.  You can also see Rudy’s giant heart and he is my favorite of all characters.  The story though fell flat to me and I really don’t know exactly why.  It just felt off to me.  Other than that it was enjoyable and I can see myself reading it more than once around the holidays.

Below the Belt by Shea Balik

shea-balik-below-the-belt-cover-sTitle: Below the Belt

Series: Cedar Falls 16

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary, BDSM, Interracial

Length: Novella  

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (November 3, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate  

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

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

Macon Roxley feared his scars would forever mark him as a risk not worth taking. Tyge Drost used to believe he had all the answers, until he lost someone under his care.

Misunderstandings and past wounds have driven this pair apart despite their undeniable attraction. Can either of them find a way to give love a chance, or will they give up on a future of promised happiness to protect their damaged hearts?

Warning: In typical Cedar Falls fashion, the citizens gather together to interfere through means of kidnapping, handcuffing, and general mischief in order to force Macon and Tyge to see what was right in front of them—love. Enjoy, but you have been warned.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-584-0

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/below-the-belt

Reviewer: Lisa

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

I started reading romance stories at the age of twelve and was always intriqued by the worlds that authors can come up with. Then a few years ago I read my first gay romance and I decided that there was just something about them that I liked more. I, like many, have favorites that we always follow and Shea Balik is one of those authors for me. There is just something about the worlds that she creates that keeps me captivated throughout the whole entire book. So much so that when a new book comes out, I must always start reading the very first book that leads up to this one.

I love how there is a serious tone to it, but that it is equally matched with humor. I can’t stand a book that has no humor in it; I would rather be laughing then just sitting there. I also love how Jesse and the gang try to help the others out, even if it gets them into hot water. There is always lust, love, hot sex and a good amount of danger placed in these stories that keeps my attention as well. 

Macon trusted the wrong Dom and it cost him.  All he wants is to be out of his head, but it leads him into depression which causes him to be close to suicidal.  His friends and family try to help him, but if feels like he is going to suffocate.  Then in walks Tyge and his life goes up in flames.  The problem with Tyge is he is a Dom whose sub committed suicide and he just doesn’t want to deal with it completely.  He is not sure if he can deal with Macon, but he is falling in love with the man. 

I love these stories especially when there are some gorgeous men in some kinky situations. I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story.

I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story.  Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.  

Lonely Dragon Needs A Mate by Marcy Jacks

marcy-jacks-lonely-dragon-needs-a-mate-cover-sTitle: Lonely Dragon Needs a Mate

Series:  Dragon Smugglers in Space 01

Author: Marcy Jacks

Genre: Paranormal, Science Fiction, Shape-shifter

Length: Novella (124 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (September 24, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Tomas has always been a slave on the shark planet of Raxsor, but not anymore. He took twenty of his friends and ran away. Running away is almost a mistake, until he learns a famous smuggler is on the planet, and Tomas needs to convince the captain to take him and his friends to Earth.

Axel Rogan is an alpha dragon shifter, jaded after the sharks killed his best friend, and he only wants to sell his goods and get off this stinking planet. When he meets Tomas, however, it changes everything. Tomas is his mate, and Axel feels his inner dragon roaring for what is his.

Discovering Tomas is an escaped slave, and that the sharks will be after him, nearly causes a panic, but Axel will not give up his lover without a fight. The sharks have their work cut out for them when they try to take the man Axel would lay down his life for.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-480-5

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/lonely-dragon-needs-a-mate

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Tomas is the leader of the escaped slaves. Axel, a dragon shifter, is the captain of the smuggler’s ship. Tanner and Axel strike up a bargain to gain protection from shark shifters that are after the slaves. The deal is for the escaped slaves to mate with the crew members. 

But alas, the shark shifters come after them and despite them being mated hatch a plan to take them back. Action, adventure, danger and romance are intertwined in the exciting first book of dragon smugglers in space.

Highly recommended.

Houston by Lynn Hagen

lynn-hagen-houston-cover-sTitle: Houston

Series: The Remus Brothers #6

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (104 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (October 17, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Devin has already survived hell but must survive it again. Nearly two years ago, Devin’s life turned to hell. His mother’s boyfriend had Devin’s son taken from him, and since then, Devin has been fighting to get Jordan back.

Devin’s kidnapping has made matters worse. That is, until Houston steps up to the plate and bends over backward to help Devin out. He isn’t sure he can trust the man but finds Houston isn’t an easy man to push away. 

When Houston goes with his brothers to kill Bowman—a hyena who drugged Cross’s mate—he finds Devin. He’s at his wit’s end with his mate. Devin is secretive and hell-bent on keeping Houston shut out of the man’s life. But when his mate finally tells Houston what’s going on, their problems only grow. The man who had Jordan taken away has escaped from prison, and Cyrus has one goal in mind. Make Devin pay.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-558-1

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

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in The Remus Brothers collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. In fact I would recommend reading the very first series that leads you to this one. Brac Pack is branched off into several other series that will lead you to this one. 

I came across Lynn Hagen when she wrote her very first book for the Brac Pack series and never looked back. You will meet a group of alpha’s that want the love of their mates. They live many centuries and their mates make their lives better and a bit interesting. Most of the time they have their serious tones but there is quite a bit of humor mixed in with them that make them even more fascinating for me. Each story will have danger, excitement, adventure, and a touch of kink to them that will keep your attention the whole time, like it does for me. 

Houston has met his mate, saved him from the hyenas.  However it would seem Devin has some secrets of his own.  His mother’s boyfriend had his son taken away from him, and he is doing everything in his power to try to get him back.  Houston however plans to keep them both, so he is going to get Jordan back for his mate.  However when Cyrus escapes from prison with intent on getting even with Devin, the stakes go up even higher.

I love how Lynn doesn’t let the guys become too much alpha for their mates, making their heart bleed when they are hurt and for kicking their own asses when they hurt their mates. I have always enjoyed reading one of Lynn Hagen’s stories and I can see that it will not change in the future.

I also loved how these men will go to the extremes to get the ones the love back. 

Brooms, Duct Tape, and Kittens by Bellann Summer

bellann-summer-lubirea-mai-06-brooms-duct-tape-and-kittens-cover-sTitle: Brooms, Duct Tape, and Kittens

Series: Lubirea Mai #6

Author: Bellann Summer

Genre:  Shape-shifter, Paranormal

Length: Novella (78pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (17th October 2016)

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Human Ronnie Lantess is no one’s hero. He isn’t even moderately courageous. He delivers mail during the day and at night watches television or hangs out with his biker friends. 

Life takes a dangerous turn when shifter tiger agent Maksim Andrichuk throws him over his shoulder and announces they are mates. How is a terrified Ronnie going to cope? 
Shifter Maksim Andrichuk is the law, judge, and jury for the big cats. He executes his decisions with cool, calculated power. Meeting his mate was a dream come true. Finding out that Ronnie turns into a shaking mass of fear during violent situations is a nightmare for a man whose duties include claws, blood, and death. For the first time in four hundred years, Maksim is at a loss for what to do. Someone or something has to change—but who or what?

ISBN: 978-1-68295-576-5

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/brooms-duct-tape-and-kittens

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Bellann Summer has become one of my favorite authors of all time.  The worlds that she creates for each story just top the one before it.  The characters are fully developed and are in so much detail that it feels like you know them.  This story caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.  I love how much humor is mixed in with a serious tone in these books.  

There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance to me and this one rocked it. Ronnie is your normal, everyday mail man in the day time and friend in the evening. He is also the biggest chicken ever, especially when a big ass lion breaks in, shifts into a human and starts a fight with his friends. Then to top it off some big ass tiger shifter comes in and tells him he is his mate. Carries him off and the tiger just thinks he is going to be all nice, you just wait.

Maksim is the council’s police, judge and jury when it comes to shifters endangering others. When he goes to find out why a lion’s light blew out, he finds his mate in danger. Things are going to get strange, because Maksim is the big bad furry, where as his little mate is terrified. It looks like Maksim might just have to change, just a bit.

I have always loved this series and it just keeps getting better. I am always fascinated with her gift at telling stories and I can guarantee that it will never change. I had a lot of fun reading this and look forward to her next story.

Open Omega and His Bitter Bear by Susan Laine

susan-laine-open-omega-and-his-bitter-bear-cover-sTitle: Open Omega and His Bitter Bear

Series: Pariah Pack #4

Author: Susan Laine

Genre: Paranormal 

Length: Novella (126 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (September 7, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: As an omega, Woody Fry balances the unity of his wolf pack and serves as a gardener and healer. He’s an outspoken and optimistic twink who always supports his family and is ever ready to take a leap of faith. An unexpected intrusion into the wolf territory on an autumn’s day brings Woody face to face with a sullen, young coywolf and an equally morose, hostile bear in his prime.

Brown bear Lyss Arthur doesn’t trust anyone, preferring to keep to himself and radiating an air of rage. When the two opposites realize they’re mates, all bets are off. But Lyss isn’t on the market for a mate, so Woody has his work cut out.

Soon the wolf pack learns that the bear and coywolf are on the lam. They’re pursued by a lethal enemy who’ll stop at nothing to get them back. Protecting the bear and his teenage ward might prove deadly for everyone concerned.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-471-3

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/open-omega-and-his-bitter-bear

Reviewer: Lisa

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

This story was very surprising but for some reason it was off to me, although it didn’t take away from the story at all. I came across this author when she put the first book out in this series and was fascinated with the tale she gives you. It has a serious tone to it, but there is just enough humor in it that surprises me. 

Woody’s pack is unusual with different shifters gathered as family. Woody is the omega but one would not think so after watching him. He watches those around him with their mates, and wants one for himself. He just had not expected a very grouchy bear shifter.

Lyss screwed up and got mixed in with the wrong group. After their plan to murder a innocent young man, he ran and took the young man with him. Now they were on the run from both the pack and Lyss’s bear group. They made their way to a land that is ran by Woody’s pack, and was surprised to find out that Woody was his mate. Too bad he couldn’t have a mate with what he had done in the past. However Woody is not going to let it slide.

Now with this the way they acted was just a bit strange to me. Lyss was more than a grouch to Woody, and if it were me I would have told him to hit the road. Then the added two at the end who gave out punishment were just wrong altogether. Randy was a hit with me though, after finding out what had happened to him, I can’t wait to read his story.

Overall I did enjoy this story and look forward to many more from this author.

Cross by Lynn Hagen

lynn-hagen-cross-cover-sTitle: Cross

Series: The Remus Brothers #5

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal

Length: Novella (124 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Inc. (September 19, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

Blurb: Cross Remus is great at the tech stuff, excels at working on cars, but when he rescues a man from the clutches of a crazed hyena-shifter, Cross soon finds there is something he isn’t equipped to handle.

For over two weeks Brandon was shot full of drugs to keep him compliant, and now Brandon is addicted to the high. Unsure how to handle his mate’s addiction, Cross asks for help. Jax, his eldest brother, makes a call that Cross hopes will help Brandon. But when Drew shows up, Brandon refuses to talk to the human.

While trying to help his mate, Cross and his brothers must fight to keep the hyenas from taking Brandon back. Bowman isn’t giving up on getting Brandon back though. Tired of fighting to keep his mate safe, Cross and three of his brothers go after Bowman, but soon find that they’ve walked into a trap.

Can Cross get out of there alive, or will Brandon have to not only fight his addiction, but suffer through the loss of his mate?

ISBN: 978-1-68295-479-9

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

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in The Remus Brothers collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. In fact I would recommend reading the very first series that leads you to this one. Brac Pack is branched off into several other series that will lead you to this one. 

I came across Lynn Hagen when she wrote her very first book for the Brac Pack series and never looked back. You will meet a group of alpha’s that want the love of their mates. They live many centuries and their mates make their lives better and a bit interesting. Most of the time they have their serious tones but there is quite a bit of humor mixed in with them that make them even more fascinating for me. Each story will have danger, excitement, adventure, and a touch of kink to them that will keep your attention the whole time, like it does for me. 

Cross is great at working on cars and computer’s but he is not too sure about his little mate. His little mate Brandon is the brother of one of his brother’s mate. Brandon is also addicted to drugs and is having a difficult time of it. He is rash and gets himself into more trouble. What Cross needs is someone who has been in the same place Brandon is. He also needs to stop the ones who are supplying the drugs. The man who terrorized his mate is still wanting to get his hands on him, and it will take the whole group to put a stop to it.

I love how Lynn doesn’t let the guys become too much alpha for their mates, making their heart bleed when they are hurt and for kicking their own asses when they hurt their mates. I have always enjoyed reading one of Lynn Hagen’s stories and I can see that it will not change in the future. I also loved how these men will go to the extremes to get the ones the love back. 

Hot Mess by Stormy Glenn

stormy-glenn-hot-mess-cover-sTitle: Hot Mess

Series: N/A

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary

Length: Novella (98pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (September 22, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Hot summer rain. That was the scent that drew me. The soulful amber-green eyes that begged to be loved kept me. One look and I knew I wanted Lany Harris to be mine. Convincing him of my good intentions might prove to be harder than trying to convince my superiors that someone was out to get us.

I was obviously insane.

Cinnamon and whiskey had a delicious scent and it was S.W.A.T. commander, Lt. Salvador Delvecchio. I wanted to roll in that scent, sink into it, and never come out. I wanted to be consumed by everything that was the lethal man who had rescued me and decided I belonged to him.

I was a hot mess.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-540-6

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/hot-mess

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: As many know, that when a book written by this author comes out it is usually a big hit. She is one of my top five favorite authors of both paranormal and contemporary. Although I am not one for books that are singles, so I do hope that this one at least gives us a second story to look at where they go from now. 

It is a fascinating story about a young man who has been protected his whole life by his family. Although with Lany I can actually understand most of what his family did. The title of this story is about right on with Lany. The man had twelve cars and most of them he totalled one way or another, even hitting an elephant once. Don’t ask, you really have to read it. So when he meets one hell of a sexy man he is shocked to find out that the man wants him permanently. His uncle won’t be happy.

Salvador is a Lt. for the S.W.A.T. team and has gone head to head with Lany’s uncle more than once. The man was in charge of all of them, however when it comes to Lany, Sal will win. Now with this story there is a lot of action, probably too much for one story. I didn’t much care for the ending nor did I like the villain in this mess. It just didn’t seem right; however crushes will do some crazy things.

I had a blast reading this and look forward to the next story by Stormy. If she puts a book out then I will normally be there standing in line to get it. It has a lot of action, steamy sex, tender looks and some quirky messes.

This is one story I can see reading more than once. I would definitely recommend it.