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Held Hostage by Morticia Knight

918JvKwqJ8L._SL1500_Title: Held Hostage
Series: Sin City Uniforms, #4
Author: Morticia Knight
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (160 pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (June 7th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: SWAT officer, Cole, can handle just about anything, until he rescues Brett—a man who makes him question all he’s ever believed about love.

As a member of the Las Vegas Police Department’s SWAT team, Cole has seen his fair share of danger, but he’s never taken a chance on love. He’s willing to have some fun when the mood strikes him, but he’s married to the job. Called in on a hostage situation, Cole is prepared for anything and everything…except for the brave and beautiful Brett.

Brett has been burned before, most recently by Officer Parker McLean. He’s hoping to settle down in Vegas, perhaps find someone he can build a life with. The last thing Brett’s looking for is another man in uniform. But when he meets Cole, there’s an attraction that can’t be denied. Still, he hadn’t expected to fall for the chiseled alpha.

What begins as nothing more than two people experiencing a great night together spirals into something far deeper. But will Brett be able to handle the stress that comes with having a lover who constantly puts his life in jeopardy? And can Cole risk his heart on an everyday hero, or will the job he knows so well remain his top priority?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of mild BDSM.

Publisher’s Note: This book is best read as part of a series but can be read as a standalone.

ISBN: 9781784306250

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/held-hostage

Reviewer: Tams

Review: As a LVPD Swat officer, Cole has learned how to separate business and pleasure. Hell, he and his hostage negotiator even have a ‘friends with benefits’ thing going.

Then a call comes in that a local department store is under fire, there are hostages, and Cole comes face to face with the one man who has captivated his thoughts since the night he saw him at a local bar.

Brett doesn’t have the best track record with men, especially men in uniform. Leather however, leather he can do. Then a cute little twink bellies up to the bar and bats his eyelashes at the man in leather, and Brett feels shot down before he even had a chance to make a move. Fate has a way of intervening when she’s thrown off course though. Imagine Brett’s surprise when the store he manages is held up at gun point, and the officer that saves his life is the man in leather.

Brett is an emotional wreck after the day’s events. He just wants to be held, to feel protected, even if it is only for one night. Cole is a bit wrecked as well, the man who doesn’t like attachments finds himself very attached to the smart, standoffish blonde that is always immaculately dressed and well spoken. It’s just supposed to be one night of unbridled passion, with a little bit of domination.

But then those pesky feelings get involved and both men wind up held hostage to the threat of falling in love.

What Knight did with this story was take her love of BDSM and her uncanny ability to write contemporary romance and merge the two.

Cole is a big boy; he’s used to being in charge and getting what he wants. Brett is more than willing to submit to Cole, to let go of all his inhibitions and let the man control him in the bedroom. I especially enjoyed the banter back and forth between Cole and Brett during sexy time. How Cole, while wanting to dominate and take control, always made sure his lover was okay physically, mentally and emotionally.

They both struggled with different things as well. Cole so used to being a loner, almost pushes Brett away completely because he fears opening his heart to the man will somehow take away some of his control. And Brett has always drawn inward and kept his feelings to himself, but Cole can pull anything out of him pretty much from that first night they spend together. So while communication was a struggle at first, Cole made sure those lines remained open.

Definitely a must read and a fantastic installment to this series. If you are a fan of sexy men in uniform, overbearing alpha males, sweaty man sex where one of the men might be tied to a headboard, while being ravaging and romanced by his big, brooding lover… you are going to love this book!

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

Vintage Pride by Elizabeth Coldwell

25581305Title: Vintage Pride
Series: Lionhearts, #3
Author: Elizabeth Coldwell
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (144 pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (July 7th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: He doesn’t believe in the paranormal. Can a gorgeous shifter prove him wrong?

Ethan Wayne is a paranormal investigator for the hottest reality show on TV, Spirit Seekers, but his love life is decidedly lukewarm. Reeling from a sudden break-up, he finds himself heading for France, where his team will be exploring the Château LeBlanc, searching for the ghost of a murdered kitchen maid. When he meets the château’s reclusive owner, Jean-Luc LeBlanc, the attraction is fierce and instant—but Jean-Luc is keeping secrets the skeptical Ethan could never have imagined.

Jean-Luc’s world collapsed with the death of his beloved Benoît. He no longer cares about producing his award-winning Champagne and even his closest family members can’t rouse him from his self-imposed solitude. The last thing he wants is a team of ghost hunters intruding on his privacy and discovering the truth of his nature.

The realization that one of these brash Americans is destined to be his new mate seems like a sick joke. But soon Jean-Luc has bigger things to worry about than his distrust of humans. His home and family are under threat—can he do what it takes to save all he holds dear, and let Ethan into his heart in the process?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence, mild BDSM and references to multiple partners.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-618-2

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

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
I have to say I really liked the theme of the book. How funny to have a skeptical TV host of a paranormal hunting show come to investigate a were-lions ancient home. Oh and to have that same host be the mate of the were-lion. There was a lot of fun to be had with that little gem.

Jean-Luc is still feeling the pain of losing his mate two years ago. He is on the edge of becoming a complete recluse. To say he is not happy to find out his brother-in-law has invited American TV show Spirit Seekers to his home is minor. However, once he catches the scent of Ethan things get even more interesting.
These boys are very naughty and sexy. However I would not really term anything as BDSM. I would really just say kinky and be happy with that.

I did have to overlook the fact about how fast things moved in the book. I mean they jumped into bed the night they meet. But I also get it. Ethan is only going to be there for a very limited time, plus mates. But I feel like it could have been a bit longer to give more closure.

All in all a good addition to the series.

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

Pride Publishing Launching Today!

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PRIDE PUBLISHING – THE NEW HOME FOR THE FINEST GLBTQI FICTION LAUNCHES TODAY

Pride Publishing, a new house from the Totally Entwined Group, best known for its flagship erotic romance publishing house, Totally Bound Publishing has launched today – 7th July 2015.

This expansion and launch of Pride Publishing has been designed and implemented to give our GLBTQI authors and readers the platform and community they deserve to express themselves.

Pride Publishing will deliver publishing excellence with a passionate and personal approach, offering the best stimulation for the imagination.

The launch of Pride marks the division of all GLBTQI titles from Totally Bound’s backlist, allowing Totally Bound Publishing to focus more on and develop MF and MFM stories. Pride Publishing will kick off with a considerable backlist from authors you know and love including, Amber Kell, Carol Lynne, Bailey Bradford and NR Walker.

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Celebrate with Pride!

To celebrate the launch of Pride there is 25% off a selection of eBooks for this week only and lots of other promotions over at the website. Visit the website here www.pride-publishing.com

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Moving forward Pride Publishing will also accept submissions that are not only romance focused. We are actively seeking submissions, so as long as your stories involve characters who identify as GLBTQI, we’d like to see them. Please send your submissions to submissions@totallyentwined.com

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For more information please contact Holly Gunner or Heidi Blakey at Totally Entwined holly.gunner@totallyentwinedgroup.com / heidi.blakey@totallyentwinedgroup.com

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About Totally Entwined Group

The Totally Entwined Group is a leading eBook publisher in the UK and US and was founded in 2007 by Claire and Marek Siemaszkiewicz. It comprises of four publishing houses – Totally Bound Publishing (Erotic Romance), Finch Books (Young Adult), Pride Publishing (GLBTQI Fiction) and Evidence Press (Crime / Thriller). It employs 12 members of staff and publishes over 350 authors across UK and Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Its flagship erotic romance publishing house Totally Bound Publishing, was winner of the “Best New Publisher Award” at the All Romance eBooks’ Best of 2007 Awards and was shortlisted for online retailer of the year at The Bookseller Industry Awards 2014. The Totally Entwined Group was recently acquired by Bonnier Publishing.

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About Bonnier Publishing Fiction

Bonnier Publishing Fiction is a division of Bonnier Publishing which encompasses the children’s imprints Hot Key Books and Piccadilly Press and adult fiction imprints Zaffre and Twenty7. Bonnier Publishing Fiction combines brand new voices with established storytellers to bring a broad spectrum of high quality and innovative fiction to all ages.

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Stay by Alexa Milne

25739369Title: Stay
Series: N/A
Author: Alexa Milne
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (47 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (July 28, 2015) Available for early download
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: An act of kindness is never wasted.

Ben Harwood loves his grandmother. When he visits her in the hospital, another old lady, Ivy, expresses a longing for an orange, so Ben, who works in a supermarket, takes her oranges the next day.

Later, after attending his grandmother’s funeral, he discovers that Ivy has died too, and decides to pay his respects. There, he meets Ivy’s grandson, Martin Riley, and the attraction is instant. To his amazement, Ben finds he has become a bit of a hero to the Riley family, who have traveled over from America. For Martin, Ben breaks his three-date rule more than once.

Is this simply a holiday romance with great sex, or can he and Martin build something more permanent?

ISBN: 978-1-78430-671-7

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/stay

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first book that I have read of Alexa’s and I was impressed. Although I must say it left me wanting more than just a taste. It is a great story and has some amazing potential but I needed more from it. I can honestly admit that I can see what happened between these two happening all around me, but I never thought love happened that fast. It was a cute love story with some tender parts though.

Ben loved his grandmother and knew her time was coming up. So he spent most of his free time with her and met her roommate at the hospital. He was saddened at the loss of not only his grandmother but her roommate. He had not expected to find true love at a funeral though. When one life ends a new life begins in more ways than one.

You can’t really go into a story without giving it away. It was a sad story but had a great ending. I had a blast reading it and look forward to looking at the rest of this author’s stories.

It was a great first read for me.

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

Faking Perfection by Mia Watts, 2nd edition

25693406Title: Faking Perfection, 2nd edition
Series: N/A
Author: Mia Watts
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (88 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (June 23rd, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Garth has never regretted his path into ministry…until one night an unexpected kiss has him questioning everything.
Father Garth is a priest with a problem. For years, he’s had a fascination with a particular congregant. Though he’s never actually acknowledged his sexuality, Garth’s definitely more attracted to men than women.

Fortunately, he hasn’t had to deal with making a moral decision…until the night he is caught in the dark and kissed senseless. Now, he fantasizes that the kiss was from the one man he can’t forget—Eli Jennings.

For Garth, the man of his fantasies could be his, but how does he reconcile human desire with his vow to God?

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-636-6

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/faking-perfection

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This book was previously published elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for this release. I was not so sure at first what to think or even if I wanted to read it. It was the author’s name that caught my attention and was the reason I took a chance. I have never wanted to read a book that involves religion or priest. It just comes off a bit creepy to me. However this was not the case in this story, although I think the fact that Eli pressed it was a problem.

Garth had always known he was gay but he took his vows as a priest seriously. It wasn’t until three years prior and a kiss that mixed his world up. He had always been attracted to Eli but feared it was so wrong. Then Eli took matters into his own hands.

I must admit that I don’t think Garth would have stayed a priest but with Eli pushing him it just came to an end. I wasn’t so sure I liked the story because of that factor. It just comes off a bit wrong and I was disappointed in that part. Otherwise this story was a blast to read. There is a lot of passion in this story and you can tell there is a lot of love in it. I would like to hear more about them in the future though.

I look forward to reading more by Mia.

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

My Heart to Keep by Bailey Bradford

25508113Title: My Heart to Keep
Series: Love in Xxchange, #10
Author: Bailey Bradford
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (170 Pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (July 21st, 2015) Early download available 06/23/15
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Losing everything doesn’t mean Remy’s lost.

Fred’s been the bar manager at The Xxchange for a long time. He’s seen servers come and go. With the bar revamped and turned into a more reputable club, the last person he ever expects to see walk in is Martine, a snarky booty-boy server who worked at The Xxchange years ago then just didn’t show up one night.
But Martine isn’t really Martine—he’s Remy, and always has been.

To get hired at a place he could party and have fun in, Remy had previously lied about his age and got a fake ID. Then he got into a bad relationship, one based on money and a contract no one should ever have agreed on.

After his parents commit a crime that lands Remy in trouble with his sugar daddy, Remy loses everything. The only place he can think of to turn to is The Xxchange, and the people he used to work for. If they’ll just give him a chance to prove he can be a mature, responsible adult, he might end up no longer living on the streets.

These two men come together, first as rescuer and lost soul, then as friends. If there’s going to be more than that, Remy wants them to be on an equal footing. He’s learned his lesson about trying to find the easy way through life.

But someone doesn’t want him to have a chance at freedom or love…

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to past abuse.

ISBN: 9781784306342

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/my-heart-to-keep

Reviewer: Cat

Review: This is part of a series though it can be read on its own just fine.

When a young man comes into the newly remodeled exchange looking very out of place, Chase and Xavier think he looks familiar. They finally recognize him as Martine a past server that walked out with no reason and didn’t even pick up his paycheck. Fred the bartender recognizes him too, but this Martine is nothing like the old confident, self-centered, cocky, flirty man. This one is dirty, broken and skittish.

Fred goes to the subway for a sandwich when he thinks he sees Martine again. He chases him down and finds out that Martine is really Remy and has been kicked out with nothing. He feeds him and offers him a place on his sofa and a possible job.

Remy really grows in this story. He realizes that looks and money isn’t the most important thing about a man. The story isn’t love at first sight since these men have known each other before but only as co-workers. Neither was the other’s choice type of man. I really loved this. Fred normally wasn’t into skinny, flirty, twinks and Remy had felt Fred was below him. I liked how their relationship begins as friends and they aren’t hopping in bed immediately. Of course the sex is hot when we got it!

There is some drama and suspense. It came on a bit suddenly and end quickly as well I would have liked to seen this drawn out a little and more work on the rescue but this is fiction and it was very romantic!

If you like friends to lovers, sweet romance, a little suspense and some hot man-sex this is for you!

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

Wild Beauty by Lupa Garneau

wildbeautyTitle: Wild Beauty
Series: Children of Shairobi, # 2
Author: Lupa Garneau
Genre: Fantasy and Fairytales / Were Shifters
Length: Novel (185 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (July 14th 2015) Available for Early Download
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: His magic stolen, Cherchi has little reason to live until an unassuming ocelot helps him find the passion within.

After having his magic stolen by the shifter’s arch enemies, the demon-like Kaga, Cherchi is left scared and struggling to move on. Consumed by the longing of happier days before the attack, he retreats from his clan. A single promise to attend his clan-leader’s mating ceremony is the only thing keeping his heart beating.

There was once a time when Luka cherished his gifts, but after suffering an unspeakable tragedy, he has learned to resent them. Still, he never turns away a wounded heart. After his sister is bitten by a vampire, putting her unborn cub in jeopardy, his family travels to the legendary home of the Rune Fang in search of the Life-Binder.

Cherchi quickly finds himself the object of Luka’s interest and, although he wishes to be alone in his misery, he can’t deny a deep-seated attraction to the male. Luka’s extraordinary gifts heal his ravaged heart, but can he learn to live without the magic that makes him a shifter?

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously self-published by the author. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-629-8

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/wild-beauty

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the second book in the Children of Shairobi series.

I found Cherchi and Luka’s stories heartbreaking. Both seemed to suffer from one tragedy or another in their lives. They both seem to gravitate toward each other once they meet. This story immerses the reader into a fantasy story that delves deeper into both men’s lives with the occasional appearance from other characters in the previous books.

The legend about the Rune Fang was very interesting as it seemed to blend several cultures into one with interesting details immersed into the story. I really enjoyed the entire story as it unfolded. I found myself unable to stop reading until the very end.

As with the previous book there are dangers throughout that the two men must cope with throughout as they grow closer to one another. Intriguing and captivating book that I loved. Can’t wait to see what else the author has in store.

Great read.

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

Constant by Megan Slayer

25543728Title: Constant
Series: N/A
Author: Megan Slayer
Genre: Contemporary / BDSM
Length: Novella (90 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (July 21st 2015) Early Download Available June 23rd 2015
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: He demands his submissive’s body and soul…but can he accept his sub’s heart?

Roddy Green never planned to fall in love and certainly not with his Dom, but every time he goes into Darkness, a fetish club, he falls for Vegas all over again. Being in love isn’t the same as being loved in return. Vegas is there to do a job—not to build a romance. But what if the main constant in Roddy’s life is also the one person he can’t live without?

Andrew Vegas knows his job. He’s a Dom. But there is more than one side to him and he’s tired of keeping the other parts of him hidden. One man makes him feel safe and comfortable enough to open up—his pet, Roddy. But will Roddy, the producer of a local news broadcast, want to be with a man with secrets?

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to light knifeplay.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains characters who also appear in Permanent.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-638-0

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/constant

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book has both good and bad about it.
What I did like was that they were both men that have been hurt by others before. They finally have a shot with each other to have the best of both worlds. They each want a lover and to be able to have a D/s relationship…all with the same person.

They each have someone who understands and will meet their needs, all of them. And the sex between them was decently hot and sexy, but I really expected a little more BDSM element than it had.

This book starts in what feels like almost the middle of the story. When it begins Andrew and Roddy have actually been seeing each other regularly for two years as Dom and sub. There has never been actually sexual intercourse between them.

However after Roddy is seriously feeling the tension from his job as a news producer for the local news he goes to see his Dom, Master Vegas after several weeks. Once there they finally break past their boundaries and have sex. After that things move in at rollercoaster pace.

There is no back story to really explain how the two of them have started to fall for each other. Nothing to explain why Andrew was suddenly willing to change the rules after two years. It just jumped to let’s do this and have a relationship. I felt like I completely missed something.

Plus there are a few other things that I questioned happening. It all left me a little underwhelmed when it was all said and done. However I did still manage to enjoy the story since the two men did work well together.

So not a perfect book, and if you look past certain things, both Andrew and Roddy are nice guys who manage to find someone to spend their lives with.

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

Deathtrap by L.M. Somerton

deathtrapTitle: Deathtrap
Series: The Wyverns, # 2
Author: L.M. Somerton
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (66 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (July 14th 2015) Early Download Available June 16th 2015
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: A man without scars never had to fight for something he believed in.

A new relationship takes time and effort. A new relationship with Orlando de la Pena takes a whole lot more. As a Dom, Rogue knows what he wants, but Orlando refuses to fit neatly into the box labeled ‘submissive’. He’s feisty, demanding and far too pretty for his own good.

Orlando loves Rogue and he’s learning to love The Wyverns, but he hates being stuck out in the desert. Finding a niche in the world of bikes and fierce warriors is difficult, and Orlando’s impatience gets the better of him. He walks out into the desert and runs into an antisocial diamondback.

Rogue has more than one problem to deal with. The Longhorns MC issues a challenge for territory. The Bellazi cartel is out for Wyvern blood.

The Wyverns are under siege, and Rogue has to work out how to save not just Orlando, but all of them.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of mild BDSM.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-628-1

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/deathtrap

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This the second book in the Wyvern’s series.

Orlando is a feisty, smart man who is in love with Rogue, but feels like all he is a servant. When he decides to go out for a walk despite the danger he realizes he may have been a little too impulsive. Rogue is a dominating man who cares for Orlando deeply but has never told him. When Orlando’s live is in danger he realizes just how deep his feelings run.

I loved Orlando’s attitude in the face of large tough bikers. He seemed fearless and was not afraid to speak his mind. Rogue seemed to pay more attention to the club’s problems rather than Orlando’s needs until it was almost too late. So glad he came to his senses. These two seemed made for each other.

The fight between Wayne and Rogue was intense. I thought it was funny how Rogue took care of the Bellazi problem without having to lift a finger. Great read.

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

Flax’s Pursuit by Angel Martinez and Bellora Quinn

777364Title: Flax’s Pursuit
Series: AURA, #2
Author: Angel Martinez, Bellora Quinn
Genre: Paranormal / Ménage / Urban Fantasy
Length: Novel (255 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (July 14th 2015) Early Download Available June 16th 2015
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: A murderer haunts the city, turning the unwary to stone. Between hunting this evil and corralling new arrivals, Flax struggles to guard both his life and his heart.

Quinn and Valerian have come through the trials of facing an undead lich queen and the perils of falling in love. Now they work to restore AURA to its previous strength and efficiency while navigating their new life with each other. Fortunately, they’re not in this alone.

Kai Hiltas has taken over as the head of the research department at AURA and has become everyone’s favorite workaholic, everyone except his lover Tenzin, who has had enough of his late nights and broken promises. As Kai tries to salvage his relationship, he finds a teacher for Quinn, who also happens to be one of Valerian’s new officers, Flax Wolfheart, a sexy elf with trouble written all over him.

Flax has motives beyond simply teaching Quinn to control his magic. He’s trying to recover from his own losses and failures, but he has a plan. The two newest elvish crossovers, Ash and Sage, are sizzling hot and might even like him. With them as backup as he tracks a deadly stone mage and figures out how to teach Quinn, Flax sees his chance to impress Val and snag a place by his captain’s side.

On the hunt for both danger and redemption, Flax’s pursuit leads him ultimately down trails he never expected.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-622-9

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/flaxs-pursuit

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

This book picks up a little after the last. Since then Valerian has taken on the Captaincy spot that was left open after the prior events. Quinn has started working on a freelance basis for the AURA research department. Valerian and Quinn are now living full-time together as the bonded pair they are. The fire between them has not cooled down and they are still sex as hell together.

But this story is not only about Valerian and Quinn. There is also the Kai and his Tenzin having issues with their bonding. As an extra bonus there is the story of Flax, an elf hunter for AURA who finds his matches in two elf newcomers to Earth. Throughout all the relationships is the ongoing issue of someone with the power to turn people into stone. To say the least, a hell of a lot goes on.

There are the interconnecting relationships, not just the romantic but also the friendships that have developed. Even as they hunt for the person turning people into stone, the emotional bonds of the three romantic relationships are highlighted and explored.
Kai and Tenzin experience bumps in their bonding.

As Kai works himself to the bone, he has put a strain on his relationship. Instead of putting Tenzin first, he has focused on work. And Tenzin takes drastic measures. Now Kai has to learn a different way of balancing his work and personal life.

Meanwhile, Flax has issues of his own. When he first landed in the human world he did not handle it well. Alone he turned to drugs and nearly lost himself. Now working as an officer for AURA he hunts those bent on causing problems. When he is blackmailed into training Quinn, he does with the wrong ideas that nearly backfire on him.

It isn’t until Ash and Sage come through an event that he learns there may be something else out there for him. And let me tell you these three are smoking hot together.

The descriptions and dialogue are rich and lushly descriptive. Even with so much going on with the different relationship that are already established and the new one taking place I did not find myself getting lost. Everything was easy to follow.

I loved the first book and I loved this one too. The concept is different, interesting, and it’s not one-dimensional. Because of that I have been drawn into this world the authors have created. I enjoy the different characters and their unique traits.

This series is turning out to be an awesome urban fantasy and I cannot wait to see what happens next.

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

The Burning Season by Belinda Burke

theburningseason_exlarge_PNG-210x336Title: The Burning Season
Series: Eight Kingdoms # 3
Author: Belinda Burke
Genre: Paranormal/ Vampires
Length: Novel (159 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (April 24, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Winter’s love is blood and chaos…but fire isn’t all that smolders at Summer’s heart.

To claim Bran forever, Macsen has begun the ancient ritual of Sidhe courtship—but such a rite is a trial in more ways than one. Tradition requires that Macsen seek Bran’s favor in his own country, and a Summer courtship is teasing and promising. More than that, Summer’s Queen will come between Macsen and her son however she can.

Despite his mother’s disapproval, Bran’s will is bent to the same purpose as Macsen’s—the achievement of four proofs of love. Proofs that only Bran can determine or acknowledge. One step at a time, they come closer to a day when nothing will be able to separate them—but a familiar foe is more than willing to try.

In the mortal world, the year has continued to pass without a hint of green. The Green King has prevented the spring, and thus all seasons but winter. Still, it’s Macsen whom Dealla blames, and all her plans for violent retribution are directed at him. Failure may cost her everything, but that is a price she has long been willing to pay.

In the wake of her invasion, Macsen is left with a dilemma that might not be easy to solve. Love, or vengeance—which should he choose? Can they live together in the same heart?

ISBN: 9781784305567

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/the-burning-season

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Third book in the Eight Kingdoms series and a great addition. Well written with a lot of details and many things happening throughout. Macsen decides to court Bran according to the Sidhe tradition. Bran’s mother causes a fuss about it even though I thought it was sweet that he wanted to prove his love that way.

Dealla is still up to her evil ways. I honestly thought she would have been taken out in the second book but she escaped. I personally don’t like her at all. She’s mean, evil, and cruel and only cares about herself and what she wants.

Great story with some violence, loss of life and adventure to magical lands. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Great read.

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My Marine by LE Franks and Sara York

mymarineTitle: My Marine
Series: part of the Semper Fidelis Anthology
Author: LE Franks & Sara York
Genre: Contemporary / Men in Uniform
Length: Short Story (49 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (May 22nd 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts

Blurb: For a man who made his career in intelligence, falling for an Afghani national in the middle of a war zone wasn’t the smartest thing a Marine could do.

Marine Captain Sean Kelley loves his country and the men he serves with, but when he meets Akim, he’s tempted to throw it all away for the mysterious man. He knows better than to chase after a local, but repeat encounters culminating in a moment of passion leave him reeling—he’ll do almost anything to figure out how they can be together.

Akim Bijan has a secret of his own—one large enough to get more than just himself killed if it’s revealed. But from the moment he first lays eyes on the handsome Marine, he’s tempted to do just that rather than hide his growing attraction to the man. Being a translator allows him access to the base and he finds Sean alone one night. They take things farther than he ever intended. If only he could tell Sean everything, but his lips are sealed.

When tragedy strikes, Akim is afraid he’s lost Sean for good and he’s forced to make a decision that will change both their lives. Will love win—or will Sean and Akim be separated forever?

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-602-1

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/my-marine

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This story has previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis Anthology by Totally Bound Publishing. I love a man in uniform and this one was pretty good. Although for me it was way too short to truly enjoy.

Sean Kelley is one sexy marine. He has always loved it, but working overseas sometimes sucks. Especially when he falls for a local. It would destroy everything if it gets out, but their one time together has left him wanting forever. Akim is Jordan’s undercover name. He wants to protect his marines, catch the one killing and get promoted. What he does not count in is one sexy marine and a hot night together. Then Sean gets injured and Jordan will do everything to be with his man.

I really got a kick out of reading this. It gives you sexy marines, men in uniforms, danger, excitement and suspense.

I would definitely recommend reading this.

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Mashing by Sean Michael

mashingTitle: Mashing
Series: Beer and Clay, #3
Author: Sean Michael
Genre: Contemporary / BDSM
Length: Novella (103 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (July 7th 2015) Early Download Available June 9th 2015
Heat Level: Erotic
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Life is good for Toby and Damon—maybe too good. What happens when someone seems intent on destroying their happiness?

Toby and Damon are growing closer every day, with Toby recovering from the shot to his shoulder and Damon trying to keep him from pushing too hard too fast. Things are good between them.

They’re even better in the bedroom, where Toby is learning all sorts of new things and Damon is happily pushing his limits.
They’ve almost forgotten that someone doesn’t seem as happy with their closeness as they are, when Toby walks into his studio to find it trashed and his little apartment ransacked.

Are the authorities going to be able to apprehend the culprit before Toby decides the best course of action is to remove himself from the equation?

ISBN: 978-1-78430-619-9

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/mashing

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

The book opens up with Toby and Damon still happy and in love with each other. Toby has finally received the approval of his doctor to start sculpting again. Leaving Damon a little worried that Toby will overdo it.

Damon is still pushing Toby’s limits every chance he gets, and Toby is certainly enjoying it. One thing you can count on with Sean Michael, the sex will be damn hot. And this was no different. The sex was off the wall in the hot factor. And there was a hell of a lot of it.

I do like and enjoy both men. They are really adorable, and absolutely steaming sexy together. I enjoy the way Damon is bringing Toby out of his self-imposed shell. Toby still gets embarrassed by certain things, but his world is definitely opening up.

Toby is simply cute. There is no other way to descriptive him. He is innocent, shy, sweet, and yet there is sensuality to him. When he lets go and submits totally to Damon he is truly free.
Damon is everything loving a Dom should be. He takes care of Toby, not only sexually. But also mentally and physically. He tries not to allow Toby to push himself too much while he is still recovering. He also holds onto Toby when he spirals after another visit by the mysterious attacker.

The only issue I have is the fact that the issue of whoever is causing trouble for Toby and Damon is being dragged out. Once again the person strikes, and at the end there is no resolution or clue who is doing it. I find that a bit annoying.

Overall, this was a very sexy read, with some nice tender moments. I look forward to reading more about these two.

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Safe Shores by Morticia Knight

safesshoresTitle: Safe Shores
Series: Semper Fidelis Anthology
Author: Morticia Knight
Genre: Contemporary / Men in Uniform
Length: Novella (56 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (May 29th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Kirk’s Coast Guard lover, Shane, is the only person who can save his son from a vicious storm—if he’s not too late.
Fishing is the only life Kirk has ever known. Born and raised in a small town on the Northern Oregon Coast, coming out of the closet was a struggle. Fortunately, he’s been lucky to find an amazing man to be with who serves in the Coast Guard. But he can’t help but wonder whether Shane wants more than just a shore leave romance.

Shane loves the Coast Guard, loves the sea. That’s one of the main things he has in common with his fisherman lover, Kirk. He just needs to make sure that Kirk knows how serious he is about their relationship and what he plans on doing about it.

Shane and Kirk’s joyful reunion is interrupted when an unusually vicious gale storm threatens the coast. Kirk has to stand by helplessly and wait while his lover battles the raging seas to save his son. In an instant, Kirk could lose everyone he holds dear.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of BDSM.

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-609-0

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/safe-shores

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I really enjoyed this story. The intense emotions between Kirk and Shane were great. I thought it was sweet how Kirk wanted to take care of Shane always. A great love story that takes place in the middle of a raging storm. It was intense yet very tender at times.

Very well written. The plot and characters draw the reader into the story to find out what happens throughout. Hot sex and on the edge of your seat scenes leaves the reader gasping at times.

Another great book by Morticia Knight.

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The Captain’s Pet by Samantha Cayto Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Samanath Cayto and her newest release The Captain’s Pet, we have a guest post from Samantha chatting about names, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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The Captain’s Pet

(Alien Slave Masters 01)
by

Samantha Cayto

When a distant planet’s ownership is in dispute, conquering aliens turn defiant human males into pampered sex slaves.

In a not-too-distant future, a lopsided war has led to aliens invading and occupying an Earth settlement. Wid is a young colonist who has been caught harassing the aliens. He and his friends are rounded up and sent to an alien warship patrolling the disputed space. His fate is to serve as a sex slave for the ship’s imposing captain. Wid, at first, fights against his enslavement, but soon learns that not only does he stand no chance against the much larger and stronger captain, he isn’t sure he even wants to.

Like all Travian males, Kell is bound by duty to defend his people. Having risen to the rank of captain, he nevertheless chafes against the boring and endless patrol of the space invaded by the humans. His misses his family and constantly guards against his scheming first officer. He sees his reward of a human sex slave as more of a nuisance. Yet the pretty, fair-haired human’s exotic allure is hard to resist. He finds far more pleasure in the use of his pet than he would like.

Kept naked and leashed, Wid’s days are filled with boredom, while his nights wrapped in Kell’s arms turn from fear into pleasure. Even as the humans plot their escape, Wid and Kell form a bond and their growing affection cannot be ignored. When tensions boil over among the aliens, Wid and his friends may be Kell and his crew’s only chance for survival.

Reader Advisory: This book contains sex scenes of both non-consensual and dubious consent, as well as scenes of violence, abuse and torture.

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