Bound to be a Groom by Megan Mulry

20967590Title: Bound to be a Groom
Author: Megan Mulry
Genre: Erotic Historical Romance / F/F/M/M / BDSM
Length: Novel (192 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62649-112-0
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (Apr 14th, 2014)
Heat: Explicit
Heart: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Reviewer: Thommie
Blurb: Sometimes our wildest dreams come true.

In the tumultuous summer of 1808, Spain and England are close to war and four young lovers are close to ecstasy.
To carve out an independent life with the woman she loves, ANNA knows she must leave her quiet Spanish convent to become a courtesan. To gain experience, she sets her sights on . . .

SEBASTIAN, whose powerful, aristocratic confidence suits Anna’s mercenary goals. But his arrogance masks a craving for submission that Anna instinctively satisfies. Sebastian soon begs for her hand in marriage, even if it means sharing her with . . .

PIA, who trusts Anna completely—with her body and her future—until she learns of Anna’s hasty marriage. Pia questions their commitment to each other as they leave for London to meet . . .

FARLEIGH, the seemingly feckless duke who thinks he’s over Sebastian, the potent Spanish soldier he bedded two years ago.
What begins as a series of erotic escapades soon evolves into a deep, unbreakable bond. Two men and two women who yearn to explore are about to make their wildest dreams come true.

Purchase Link: http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/bound-to-be-a-groom

Review: This was quite a read, fun, enjoyable, and somewhat inspiring.

So let’s make it clear from the start for people who dismiss the blurb and/or don’t really understand it. The story is set on the 19th century and the main character is a woman raised in a convent in Spain. Back then women had no power whatsoever, no freedom to do as they pleased, and they were simply assets and “jewels” in a “man’s world” surrounded by rules and restrictions. Our main character Anna is a dominant woman living in a world where her dreams to live with her lover Pia are quite impossible. Her only way to achieve that in her mind is to become the mistress of a wealthy aristocrat, gather as much jewelry and money as she can, and life with her lover as two spinsters somewhere remote in the future.

That seemed like the only feasible option until she met Sebastian. Sebastian is not only a man in a man’s world, he is also a capable soldier and a wealthy aristocrat. You’d think he has it easy, but he is as much a prisoner of his life and “duties” as Anna and Pia, with the difference that he’s more let’s say able to live a little behind the scenes in utmost secret. He craved for a life where he could be dominated by his loved one, but such dreams are impossible even for him. Until he meets Anna and the possibility to have even a fraction of his dreams, come true is right around the corner.

It is astonishing how beautifully written this book is when it comes to pointing out society’s control and rule over one’s life. I seriously loved the creative and light way all these things were brought to life in this story. Sebastian’s submissiveness allows Anna to take her lover Pia with her, and the three of them, under the disguise of matrimony and friendship achieve what would have been a pipe dream. They become a chain of sorts, one depending on the other and the last link comes to bind them in the form of Farleigh, the English Duke (and previous Dom/lover of Sebastian) who is severely hurt by his “duty’s” commend and his crushed dreams. His longing of freedom within his “golden bounds” is drowned in shame and society’s shunning of anything that is not “black and white”, so when every fantasy he’s harbored deep in his soul has the possibility of coming to life, he can’t even accept it for what it is, his fears that it can’t be done tainting his soul.

Every single one of these characters is unique though they share the same passions. They make it so easy for you to like them and take this journey along with them. Anna is domineering and quite exquisite in her ambitions and determination. Pia, utterly sensuous in her abandonment to Anna’s will, but strong enough to have her mind and wishes when it’s out of the bedroom. Sebastian is glorious (I wish for such a husband myself) hot as hell too, and Leigh, oh dear Lord what a charming man. I wish he had a bit more space in the book, for poor guy came in nearly the end of the story.

What was a fem/fem relationship in the beginning turned into a steaming hot ménage with two girls and a fantastic man who loved to please, ending in a glorious quartet that made you sigh in tandem with these two couples. The sensuous flow of erotic scenes was never-ending, the eroticism each and every one of them gave was pant-worthy, the way they combined into/with each other was magical, and the final balance had me wistfully sighing. There was no lack of envy while reading this I’m not ashamed to admit. As much as I’m not into F/F reading, this book managed to grip me in its web and not let go until the very end.

Recommended to all who enjoy queer, ménage, swinging and all in between.

Beguiled by A.J. Llewellyn

71cziWE9zlL._SL1500_Title: Beguiled, 2nd edition
Series: Phantom Lover, #7
Author: A. J. Llewellyn
Genre: Paranormal/Time Travel/Multicultural
Length: Novella (98 Pages)
ISNB: 978-1-61124-566-0
Publisher: Amber Allure (April 9th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: It’s not easy being the life of the party…especially when you’re dead…

Hula dancer Kimo and his husband Lopaka are hiding their endangered children in the secret, mysterious Kahuna Village on the Big Island. Most Hawaiian residents think this ancient village is pure myth, but it is very real. For hundreds of years, it has been the refuge of the sick, the injured, and those in mortal peril.

While Kimo, the Keeper of Secrets of the old Hawaiian way, has managed to protect his family from the living, he hasn’t banked on the hundred-year-old ghost of a murdered female Japanese dancer named Aoi invading their lives. Taking refuge in the body of Kimo’s beloved Lopaka, Aoi refuses to leave. Now, Kimo and his family must help Aoi find the way to what she calls The Pureland, including taking a journey back in time, except that she’s starting to like being alive again.

Purchase Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1929-Beguiled.aspx

Review: This is book seven in this amazing series and should be read in order. It will keep you from getting lost and will give you a great thrill.

I am not really sure what to think of this particular book but I did like it. A. J. always gives you a world that you can lose yourself into. Wonderful characters that you will not only love but also cheer on in their future adventures.

Kimo and his husband Lopaka have been hiding their children from the dangers that search to hurt them. They hide in the secret and mysterious Kahuna Village on the Big Island. Hawaii has many traditions and has many fears. They know of the ancient village but only as a myth. For hundreds of years, it has been there to help the sick, the injured, and those who are in serious danger. I love the magical part of these two men. It is Halloween time and the kids are dressed up, and they can make the costume’s ears dance. I love the way they seem so happy and can make the children laugh with such glee. When Sammy comes up missing, they go in search. What they find is a ghost taking over his body. Aoi is a hundred-year-old ghost. She was a murdered female Japanese dancer. She was also lost.

Kimo is the Keeper of Secrets. He keeps the secrets of the old ways and has protected his family to the best of his abilities. But when they get Aoi to leave Sammy’s body, she in turn goes in to Lopaka’s body. The problem is she is getting use to the change and doesn’t want to leave. However, she also knows that she needs to find what she calls The Pureland. It involves taking a journey back in time. Now if they can only get her to understand she doesn’t belong in this time and that Lopaka does.

It has a fantasy side to it as well as the fact that there is a ghost haunting them. I love the mixture that this story gives you. I will never look at Hawaii the same way though. I would definitely recommend reading this. It will make you laugh at some parts of it. It has the right amount of humor and danger to it. I love the way they all love each other and show it through not only their actions but also their words. It gives you a warm feeling when you read it. To know that they would give their lives up to save the ones that they love and will protect them at all cost.

Reluctance by Bailey Bradford

91jMuO8X4EL._SL1500_Title: Reluctance
Series: Southwestern Shifters, #9
Author: Bailey Bradford
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Werewolves
Length: Novella (200 pages)
ISBN: 9780857156600
Publisher: Totally Bound (March 7th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Reviewer: Thommie
Blurb: What starts out as a simple assignment becomes everything Keegan ever feared, and everything he ever wanted.

Keegan has served Marcus, his Alpha Anax, to the best of his abilities. After the deaths of several guards a year ago, however, Keegan is afraid he’s going to unravel at the seams. His worry over keeping everyone safe robs him of sleep and any hope of peace.

And people are noticing. Members of the guards he is captain of think he needs to get laid, or at least remember how to laugh. Keegan thinks they need to learn that there are boundaries they shouldn’t cross with him. When he learns of a security breach by Marcus’ brother Aidan, exposing a flaw in the safety measures Keegan has set in place, Keegan is desperate to find someone to make sure the electronics at the shifter compound are break-in proof.

Marcus and Nathan are worried about Keegan. When they find someone to do the job Keegan needs done, they make sure Keegan is the one to take a short trip to Brazil to pick up the security expert, Olin. But when Olin and Keegan meet, they snap and snarl at each other while fighting the mating bond that keeps flaring between them.

Then something happens that forces them to both depend on each other, and if they’re lucky enough, they might even survive the ordeal. But first, they’ll have to escape their would-be captors, and make it through the rainforest, where strange things are bound to happen.

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

Review: Well, I’ll be damned if this wasn’t an awesome instalment to this series. To be very honest I had somehow given up that this series would make that leap and go from flat and bland to something more, but as I said this instalment certainly went beyond my expectations.

That’s not to say there weren’t stereotypes, clichés, and the “fated forced mating” that I so much despise. But – at that is one huge “but” – the story made up for all those in a most exciting way for me. Made me think Ms. Bailey Bradford is getting better and better at her writing and conveying of emotions/feeling through written text. Because there was one hell of a charge and chemistry and electrifying eroticism nearly palpable all over the lines, the kinky stuff were deliciously written, shocking in their introduction, but amazingly developed as the mated bond went deeper and deeper.

And at this point, I’m going to put a full stop and go back a bit as the need to go over the characters is becoming heavy. Keegan; oh my freaking God, loved him. Totally loved him, even as he made one hell of a 180 turn the moment he laid hands on Olin. Did you notice I said hands not eyes? Yup, hands, because he sure fought the bond as much as he could. But who would have thought that Keegan, the control freak out turn so pliant when Shorty went to claim him… Just loved it! It was fun, it was hot, it made sense, and I had a blast reading this story. As for Olin, damn he was all short guys with a chip on their shoulders are. But I liked the fact that the author didn’t magically change him, rather let him slowly learn and accept and adapt to all the changes “Fate” threw his way. That short son of a … made my heart race with his sadistic streak, because yeah, this was one kinky/sadomasochistic read I absolutely adored.

Action wise, well there was intensity and a hell lot of running, but the story is left unfinished giving you the notion that another instalment linked with this one is going to continue this particular story in the future. The villain remains a mystery and a big, scary cat comes in to blur the waters. It is known that in Ms. Bradford world there are no known other shifters beside werewolves, but things are changing and they are damned well enticing. Perhaps this author has more to give in this series after all.

Definitely recommended to fans of the genre and there is that big promise of a change for the future instalment in this one, thus making this book a bit of a necessity in order to catch up with the twist on the path. Enjoy, I sure as hell did.

Courting Treason by Helena Maeve

91g2FahFfeL._SL1500_Title: Courting Treason
Series: N/A
Author: Helena Maeve
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (245 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-78184-996-5
Publisher: Totally Bound (March 27th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Charlie Estes moved back home to heal a broken heart, but one chance encounter is enough to catapult him into a whirlwind of intrigue, desire, and age-old feuds.

When high school math teacher Charles Estes meets a tall, dark stranger at an exclusive event, he can barely believe his luck. He’s almost reluctant to go home with him for fear of disturbing the mirage. But rather than worry about could-have-beens, Charlie opts to bite the bullet. He has no idea that he’s about to be bitten in return.

Micah is not like other men. He hails from the nearby town of Freeburn—a forbidden enclave populated by vampires and their serfs. Charlie really ought to know better than to get involved with someone like that. If only Micah didn’t keep cropping up all over Charlie’s town like a bad penny. He’s everywhere, in the nearby woods, at the high school where Charlie teaches, even in his dreams.

One night of passion changes everything.

Faced with a murderer on the loose and the resurgent turmoil between their worlds, Charles must soon choose between the life he knows and the promise of a future with Micah.

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/courting-treason

Review: This was a very interesting story. I quite enjoyed it and was pleasantly surprised by the twist and turns that it had. I love that you have some of your questions answered. It caught my attention from the very start and kept it all the way to the end. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I was amazed with the way their world’s just come together even if it is in the way of a war. Helena has a gift at giving you a story and a world that you can lose yourself into. She has given you a mixture of people who just sort of come together. It shows you the prejudice of humans and vampires. It has an old tone to it. Made me think of the past when I read it.

Charlie was a teacher who moved in with his parents when he came back to his hometown. His best friend Val had somehow gotten tickets to a show and he wasn’t too sure he really should go. However, he goes to it after learning that the head of the show is a vampire. The Grace is known for fighting for equal rights for her species and the humans. When he met Micah, he feels the attraction and decides to go with him. It isn’t till after the sex, that Micah is a vampire. Vampires are feared and there is segregation going on. They are not to leave their town and humans are not to enter theirs, although there are rebels in both groups. He can’t seem to stop thinking about Micah though and knows that he wants to see him again.

Micah started feeling things for Charlie but their worlds are so far apart. He also knows something dangerous is going on. And when the singer, the Grace is murdered questions start coming forth. He finds out Charlie is digging around trying to find the answers. He fears for him, especially when humans also end up getting killed. He knew the answers but had been trying to fix the problem. What he had not expected was Charlie was returning his feelings and wanted to be with him.

This story has it all and you will be pleasantly pleased when you read it. It gives you murder, danger, excitement, adventure, two sexy men, and old minded bigotry. One man is a human and the other a vampire, their worlds collide in passion filled moments. I would recommend reading this story. It will give you everything you seek. It did however leave me hanging at the end. So I can only hope that there will be another book to follow this one.

Exodus by C.C. Bridges

ExodusLGTitle: Exodus
Series: Heaven Corp, #2
Author: CC Bridges
Genre: Science Fiction / Angels & Demons / BDSM
Length: Novel (200 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62798-531-4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 3rd, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Reviewer: Thommie
Blurb: Henry “Hank” Abraham’s privileged status in the floating city of Heaven lets him flout Morality Laws that control the lives of others. But when he wakes up in the arms of another stranger, only bodyguard Ian Caldwell’s quick thinking saves his life.

Though Ian’s from the low levels and the labor class, he’s used to dealing with the pampered society of Heaven. He’s assigned to protect Hank while angels, cybernetically modified humans who defend Heaven, investigate the assassination attempt. Doing his job means Ian must ignore his growing interest in Hank. Acting on their mutual attraction would certainly get Ian reprogrammed, something neither of them can afford.

When Hank follows Ian to a popular BDSM club in Downside and his ID chip is lost during a nearly fatal mugging, he finds himself locked out of Heaven. As Ian fights to get them home, rumors of impending war begin to circulate—along with more troubling news that Ian is wanted for Hank’s murder. While struggling to keep the man he has come to love safe, Ian must find out who’s behind the plot and if it’s a catalyst for war or just a convenient excuse.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4749

Review: This was a book whose world-set caused many, many questions in me. The basic society set up is the classic element of how rich people are viewed against the less fortunate.

Hank has everything he wants and leads a life that has no purpose besides partying all night long. When his life is endangered by assassinations attempts though, Ian, his bodyguard saves him time and again. Hank is used to getting what he wants, but there is simply one thing he can’t get his hands on, Ian. For Ian pursuing anything with Hank could mean losing everything he has achieved. Having male-male intercourse is against the law, but Ian’s lifestyle is even more dangerous than that. Being a Dom is not easy in Heaven, so Ian often travels Downside to Hell to sate his cravings.

When Hank follows him there it’s both the best thing he could do, and the very worse, for while he avoided being killed in his own apartment by doing so, both Ian and Hank are trapped Downside with assassins the last thing on their mind. They are in danger if they stay, but in greater danger if the go back too.

The plot is not challenging, yet it still remains interesting. I admit to have been charmed by it and reading it with great curiosity. It was evident from the beginning who was behind the murder attempts. Still the action was fun. Perhaps it was the most enjoyable thing in this book.

The world-set is what rather blew my mind. It was a very interesting idea what with angels being computerized humans, made of high-tech, floating cities that were called Heaven, different tiers on the Heaven’s society, politics that made even the notion of the most peaceful place a pit of hyenas and cobras set on poisoning and turning against each other. The classic angels are non-existent here and I admit that it intrigued me. God AI? Heh, it definitely had a ring about it. However, it begged for more questions. We see that Angels are humans wiped out of emotions and loaded with high-tech. So what are the Demons? Why were the demons depicted as the classic ones, with leathery wings, horns and golden eyes? Angels gained their power from technology, but where did Demons take their power from? Heaven was created after the old Earth was destroyed by greed or whatever, so humans were forced to build floating cities, the rich went higher and the laborers who built the cities remained on the lower tiers with the very unfortunate people remaining on “Hell” aka Earth. The angels abandoned the fight for earth and literally left it behind to the demons…

Still I insist on knowing where did the Demons come from in first place? How were they summoned? From where? If God was AI, who is Megatron? What was Anael, why was she so unique (I’m smelling intrigue here)? Who is behind these mysterious figures? Who created them in first place? And most importantly, what was the cause behind the angels’ reaction in the end of this story?

Questions, questions, questions… I wonder if I’ll get an answer for them, and frankly, this is the only thing keeping me intrigued and wanting to read the next book, because as it is, this entire thing is full of holes, and the intimate parts of it quite failed. I wonder if I should go there. I just need to point out for the author’s benefit as well, that having a sex scene between two people ending in about a couple of minutes to mere seconds every time is not fun. Especially when the BDSM element is thrown there and one of them is a total virgin at the scene, including the “morality” brainwashing of years, finding pain as erotic so suddenly, it was just too hasty and hazy, while it required a lot of developing. In any case, the romantic thing between Ian and Hank could have been dealt much, much better. As it was, it failed for me.

But, you’ll notice how I still have 3 Hearts for this book. I liked despite all the above. I liked the action and I want more, and if you don’t count, the sex scenes I liked the whole flirting and chasing that went between this pair so, there. I hope the next one covers my curiosity though.

Mechanics of Love by D.J. Manly

21472218Title: Mechanics of Love
Series: This is part of the Grease Monkey Inc. AmberPax Package
Author: D. J. Manly
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (88 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61124-570-7
Publisher: Amber Allure (March 15th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Jesse is trying to get back home. The car he took from his dangerous ex-boyfriend, however, is not going to make it. When he becomes stranded with very little money, he has no choice but to look for the nearest garage and hope for the best. What he finds is a hunky mechanic with a past, one that just might be useful in freeing Jesse once and for all from his exploitive ex-lover.

Patrick has his own garage and lives the quiet life. He offers to help a young man in peril when his fancy car stalls outside of town. He suspects that he probably won’t ever get paid for his work, but something compels him to help Jesse anyway. What Patrick soon discovers is that he may have more in common with Jesse than he originally believed. And both men have no idea where some grease and a wrench will take them…
Purchase Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1934-Mechanics-Of-Love.aspx
Review: This story is part of the Grease Monkey Inc. AmberPax Package. However, it does not come in paperback. This is a story I can get behind. I do wish that it were longer and way more descriptive. It was really cute and made me just smile throughout the whole story.

Jesse had thought that he had fallen in love with his last boyfriend. However, the boyfriend had turned out to be a pimp and he was his first whore. It made me realize what some young men go through when they leave home and don’t really have a way to live. However, he had finally given up and decided to leave. So what does he do, he steals his ex-boyfriends BMW and takes off. Knowing that if he is found more than likely Jonathan will kill him. It breaks down in this really small town that didn’t have a motel. Finding a garage, he begs Patrick to fix his car.

Patrick notices that Jesse needs help, but he isn’t sure what he is running from. He also knows that ten to one he won’t be getting paid for fixing the car. He lets Jesse know that he won’t take sex as payment, that it had to be given with want. He lets Jesse stay with him while they wait for the part but once he realizes what has Jesse running he wants to help him even more. Then they came across a big surprise and Patrick has a way to get Jesse out of the danger permanently. He just wishes that Jesse would choose to stay with Patrick. Patrick had fallen in love.

This is a really cute story that I can see reading more than once. It made me smile most of the time. However, there were bits of the story that had me crying. It makes me sad what some young men have to go through to survive. I would definitely be recommending this story to anyone who wants a short story to read when they need a pick me up. You won’t be disappointed. I wasn’t and I can’t wait to read more by this author.

Fractured by Mickie B. Ashling

FracturedLGTitle: Fractured
Series: Bay Area Professionals
Author: Mickie B. Ashling
Genre: Contemporary Romance / BDSM
Length: Novel (216 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62798-782-0
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 24th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Reviewer: Thommie
Blurb: Roque “Ro” Celdran dreams of a better life, far away from the hand-to-mouth existence of his migrant worker family. He moves to San Francisco to study Landscape Design but finds himself short of cash. Tony, Ro’s identical twin, comes up with a plan to help Ro make ends meet. The BDSM club Tony frequents is looking for gay men to act as submissives to the Dommes-in-training. Ro reluctantly takes the job and falls headfirst into a world he neither understands nor desires.

Lance Roberts is the new doctor at the dental practice started by Scott Gregory and Robin Kennedy. On the surface, he seems to have it all: the Mensa IQ, blond and blue-eyed good looks, and the determination to make it in his competitive field. Underneath lies a frustrated Dom in search of the perfect sub who can handle his obsessive behavior and debilitating need for control.

When Ro ends up in Lance’s dental chair, the last thing either one expects is a physical and mental connection. Ro’s attraction to “White Bread” never pans out, and Lance’s weakness for Latinos always leads to a dead-end. Could this time be different? What happens between the two alphas leads to a lot of soul-searching and some surprising conclusions.
Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4775
Review: Well this was a very interesting book in so many ways. First of all, we have a dentist for a main character and I have to praise the research behind this part of the story. Everything regarding anything dental was described wonderfully, and the way, venues, materials a dentist uses were so real it made me cringe. Fact is I have a sort of phobia toward this profession and damn it if I didn’t feel at times as if I was there, in that clinic facing that Doc. *shudders* But it gave this entire read a very realistic side, made me feel as if I’m right in there, in the heart of this story, inside this very setting. It was a great feeling to be able to immerse myself in such a way in this story.

The other equally interesting things here are the twins. Being a person who has been and still am surrounded by twins, identical and not, my entire life I can’t help but notice how close to the psyche and behavior of twins the author got. At times I felt as if I was reading about my ex-partner and his brother, it was so close to them. Yes, there are twins who get along extremely well even as they are nothing like the other in personality, and then there are those twins who not only are miles in character away from each other, but there is this user/abuser thing going in on between them.

This story has the second part of twins; Ro always the good guy, the one who tries to make a life by working hard toward his goals and his twin is the taking-the-easy-road kind of guy, always irresponsible, always wanting to get somewhere easily and fast. When he crashes and burns though it is Ro cleaning up the mess. This time things got too far and Ro might not only be unable to help his twin, but he is in danger of losing the one thing he thought he’d never get in his life.

The romantic part of the book on the other hand is actually not only sweet, it is intriguing and really worth reading. Lance, the Doc, is a challenging character. He is supposed to be a Dom, but damn if he didn’t give submissive vibes from the beginning of this story. It had me wondering about him the entire time I was reading and when it got to the point where some elements were revealed, well everything made sense then and the way the story turned satisfied me to no end. I loved the dynamic between Lance and Ro. I loved how they handled their relationship. I loved how the book ended with the guys finally having found their place and their own unique style, without suffocating with all those labels and expectations. Not your typical BDSM read, not your typical D/s relationship, and that was perhaps what makes this even more worth reading.

I enjoyed it very much, even as Ro made me want to slap him at times with his holding up the deception, and if you like, a nice romantic story with a kinky bit in it, then this is one I definitely recommend.

 

See You In The Morning by A.T. Weaver Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review!

A.T. Weaver - See You In The Morning  tour

Hiya guys, today we bring you A.T. Weaver and her incredible new release See You In The Morning, a touching look at the lives of two incredible men who shared their lives together for over fifty years, *sigh* it is beautiful. Now, you also get a chance to win your very own copy so click that Rafflecopter link, oh and don’t forget to check out my review *wink* <3 ~Pixie~  

See You In The Morning

by

A.T. Weaver

Jake and Dave lived and loved for over fifty years. During that time, they campaigned for gay rights. They married each other three times until, finally, in 2013, the United States Supreme Court declared DOMA to be unconstitutional and thus legalized their union. They made a family and raised four beautiful children together. When he loses Dave to a massive stroke, Jake feels his world has ended. Join him as he relives a life well-lived through memories triggered by photos of his and Dave’s years together. Jake feels as though Dave is still sitting beside him. As each picture is described, he reminds Dave of when and where it was taken. The reader is then taken to that time and place.

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Vanquished Knight by Yamila Abraham

81k-EH855lL._SL1500_Title: Vanquished Knight
Author: Yamila Abraham
Genre: Yaoi / Dark Fantasy / Forced Seduction
Length: Novella (74 pages)
ASIN: B00IISN850
Publisher: Yaoi Press (February 17th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Reviewer: Thommie
Blurb: A debauched dragon king subjugates a chaste knight who has volunteered to be his willing captive.
King Caine and his councilor Randell are owed a debt by the mortal king ruling in the land above them. When Caine sees the knight Jonah he’s stricken by his beauty and innocence—and then senses something even more compelling about him. Jonah surprises everyone by accepting his fate as Caine’s sacrifice. He willingly descends to Darkhelm to be used as the king and his councilor see fit.
An erotic medieval fantasy with a romantic twist!
Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Vanquished-Knight-Medieval-Gay-BDSMErotica-ebook/dp/B00IISN850
Review: Okay, I had tremendous fun and laughed my head off with this little book. It seriously made me weep with the dialogue and Jonah’s lines. The best part of it was the “eeee” screeching and the “aaaeeiiii” that had me almost to my knees in surrender. I’m taking this book to be a bit in the comedy side, because frankly there is no other way to read it. It was hilarious as hell and even when in the most erotic scene that demanded all my attention and seriousness I couldn’t stop laughing. Jonah was simply irresistible when it came to that.

So, setting: medieval…? Hmmm… It is the year 8 thousand plus somewhere, in an alternate world where there are gods and demons and gods rule the above world while demons rule the Underworld. The mortal’s god is kind of like the Christian one. I mean, who has Knights/soldiers and demands them to be chaste? The hell is that all about? No touching, no getting off and of course no intercourse…especially any kinky stuff. That is punishable with death.

The Underworld though, King Caine’s domain. Oh Hell, I wanna go offer myself there for eternity. Perverse, cruel, sublime. King Caine is freaking awesome. I want to worship him forever awesome, and if you take a look at that exquisite cover, he is drool-worthy. His Councillor Randell follows right after him in hotness level and dear Lord they have such depraved longings. Yes, I’m still grinning from ear to ear. Cheshire cat has nothing on me.

The story is simple enough. The above world is plagued with evil sky-rocks that turn men into animals (not literally you wicked minds) and the King has no other way to save his people but to ask for the help of the demon King. In return King Caine may ask whatever he wants, no matter how cruel it may be. Deal made and Caine leads his soldiers to remove the wicked rock. On his way though he sets his eyes upon this gorgeous young soldier, who seems to be the only one not afraid or disgusted by him. Yup, Caine’s got his sacrifice all right.

I liked the plot, I liked the way the story spun and made all parties wait and get frustrated. I even liked the fact that cruel demonic all-feared Caine was so gentle (not literally again) and sweet with Jonah, the Knight. I liked how Randell seemed to be the exact opposite of Caine. I loved the ménage. Oh yeah, I definitely loved that. What weirded me out a bit and was somehow a turn off was Jonah’s immediate compliance. He not only surrendered to two fearsome demons with, let me tell you, huge, massive, gargantuan appendages, but he went from chaste knight to whorish slut in the blink of an eye. What was up with that? I mean some sort of… ah I don’t know, uhm pain? Suffering? Something was call for there, just not that…

Okay, perhaps I’m being weird, after all Jonah said so himself that he didn’t like the war and fighting in the above world, but most of all he didn’t like to be made feel as if he was evil for merely thinking kinky stuff. So he was very relieved to be claimed by Caine. But it was a bit too easy, and oh my freaking God how hilarious his lines. I can’t stop thinking of it. He was made to speak about how it felt to be penetrated and all that, so you can imagine how that went. Needless to say that I pictured and heard it all in my head in Japanese language and tone of voice. Just imagine it for a moment: “eeee, itai, itai, yada, yamero kudasai”. No, I’m not a nerd… I think.

So anyway, funny book, funny story. The erotic blended with hilarity and the story was laden with that weird kind of tender, the tender cruel masters give. It was a bit romantic, a bit sweet even at points. I wished it was darker and a bit more blood and gore – it had demons of course I wanted blood – but overall I had a splendid time reading it. If that’s what you looking for, I suggest you give it a try.

Disclaimer: I find Yaoi a blend of erotica and comedy, so my view of it might be quite different from that of hardcore Yaoi readers.

Wicked Intentions by Talia Carmichael

91PRGICcmxL._SL1500_Title: Wicked Intentions
Series: Bonds of Justice, #1
Author: Talia Carmichael
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (80 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-78184-021-4
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (June 18th, 2012)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: An unexpected meeting leads a widower on a journey that will change his life forever and possibly give him a new love.

Evan Murray is working hard to get back to as close to normal as he can after the death of his husband. An attempt on his life shatters the hard-won peace he has achieved. Meeting Ian, one of the detectives sent to handle his case, Evan finds himself feeling something he didn’t expect to feel for any other man again-attraction. Evan doesn’t believe anyone wants to hurt him, yet with each new attempt, he realizes he might be in more danger than he expects. Although he might be in danger, he won’t let the unknown person control his life. As he gets to know more about Ian, Evan finds himself drawn to this man who is working to find the one out to kill him. Evan doesn’t want to be just another case. There is so much more he needs from Ian…things that include being more up close, personal, and wicked.

Ian Walsh finds his professional detachment shattered by his latest case. Evan’s optimism in the face of everything, and his guilelessness, makes for an interesting puzzle. His stubbornness, on the other hand, aggravates Ian. Yet he can’t help but be captivated. Keeping Evan at a distance has become a problem. The lines between case and personal are blurred, but Ian is powerless to stop what is happening. With each new attempt made on Evan, they are baffled by the randomness of it. Ian will not let anything happen to this man who has captured him with his wicked intentions.
Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/wicked-intentions
Review: This is the first book in this wonderful series. I can guarantee that once you pick up this book you will not be able to put it down. You will get caught up with the first paragraph and it will keep your attention all the way to the end. That is what it did for me. It is put together perfectly. I love the way it can make you cry at the pain Evan must have went through when his husband had been killed in a car accident two years ago and when he is talked about you can tell how he feels. However Evan knew when the detective that walked in the door, that he might have found away to move forward. Someone had shot at him and obviously wanted him dead, but he was not as good a shooter.

When Ian first walks into the building to see the victim, he realized that he wanted this man. He wanted this man more than anything in this world. However, he had a job to do. He had to protect Evan, whether Evan thought he needed protected of not. Now all he had to do is convince his man that he was getting protection whether he wanted it or not. I laughed my ass off at Evan’s expression every time they argue about it.

What makes it even better is the fact that Ian’s partner cannot stand Brooks who happens to be partnered professionally with Evan’s brother Gio. Now those two take protection to the ultimate high spot. Also the fact that Brooks and Hunter are always going at it. Then there is Paul who is very pushy however, he might surprise even Evan in the end. I love their attitudes and their quirky ways.

This is a perfect start to a new series. It is amazing and you will absolutely love it. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good story with a tender heartbreak, hot and sexy men, a sexy novelist, two hot and sexy detectives and two hot and quirky military men, danger and lots of excitement. I would recommend picking this one up and start reading you won’t be disappointed.

Mark Cooper versus America by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

lh_jar_mark_cooper_versus_americaTitle: Mark Cooper versus America
Author: J.A. Rock & Lisa Henry
Genre: New Adult Romance
Length: Novel (273 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62300-583-2
Publisher: Loose Id (January 28th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Thommie
Blurb: Mark Cooper is angry, homesick, and about to take his stepdad’s dubious advice and rush Prescott College’s biggest party fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi. Greek life is as foreign to Aussie transplant Mark as Pennsylvania’s snowstorms and bear sightings. So, when the fraternity extends Mark a bid, Mark vows to get himself kicked out by the end of pledge period. But then he’s drawn into Alpha Delt’s feud with a neighboring fraternity.

Studious Deacon Holt is disappointed to learn Mark’s pledging Alpha Delt, his fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa’s sworn enemy. Mark is too beautiful for Deacon to pass up an invitation for sex, but beyond sex, Deacon’s not sure. He wants a relationship, but a difficult family situation prevents him from pursuing anything beyond his studies.

Mark and Deacon’s affair heats up as the war between their fraternities escalates. They explore kinks they didn’t know they had while keeping their liaison a secret from their brothers. But what Romeo and Juliet didn’t teach these star-crossed lovers is how to move beyond sex and into a place where they share more than a bed. That’s something they’ll have to figure out on their own—if the friction between their houses, and between Mark and America, doesn’t tear them apart.
Purchase Link: http://www.loose-id.com/mark-cooper-versus-america.html
Review: This book is a gem. That’s the most proper word to describe it. While the theme is the old college kids and frat-boys rivalry, the execution of this book is brilliant.

First of all, the description and portrayal of this young man, Mark, who has come from another country, hell another continent the other side of the planet, to live in America is plain brilliant. His enormous change in his life, his education, his knowledge and lifestyle are displayed with great mastery. His anger toward everything and his sense of loss that he so hard tries to hide, how much he tries for the sake of his family and on for his very few friends, his sweetness under all that bravado, everything about Mark is a lure. He literally is enchanting and requires no effort from you to like him and love him even. His antics as he tries to do what he’s asked – practically join a frat house for the sake of his stepfather and make an effort to be nice and make friends – trying to assimilate to this new life, trying to understand his peers yet not wanting to settle and change for no one… I loved him.

I loved how scared he was, how much people and love mattered to him when all he tried to do was hide it under the mask of the uncaring and daredevil. It’s been a long time since I felt for a character that he’s too close to being real and Mark managed to give me that feeling.

Then, there’s Deacon – Deke – and his amazing, supportive character. Deke is fantastic in his own way and his relationship with Mark was a treat for me to read. Their “hook up gone repeatedly wrong” was brilliant, witnessing this relationship bloom and evolve was the best part of the book. There are no words to describe the mastery of the writing for this couple, their wonderful kinks that were revealed through natural exploration and chance, making me at least love the intimate scenes beyond description.

The trap of going too far and being a stereotypical cliché in the “BDSM” genre was so brilliantly avoided and at the same time provided a beautiful, gorgeous eroticism to this book that left me speechless. Everything I read was an adventure that mixed the social, sensual, and emotional parts of this novel with a subtlety worth any praise.

I loved it – it seems I can’t say that enough – it was truly a very enjoyable book, full with humor and a playfulness that had you with a smile on your face almost non-stop. If that’s what you’re looking for then yes I totally recommend this book. Definitely “frat-boys” written right for me.

 

Beyond Obsession by John Simpson and Robert Cummings

BeyondObsessionLGTitle: Beyond Obsession
Series: N/A
Author: John Simpson & Robert Cummings
Genre: Ghost/Spirits, Paranormal
Length: Novel (196 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62798-518-5
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 26th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: After coming out to his family and being disowned by his father, Adam is forced to drop out of college and work at a convenience store to make ends meet. At the store, he meets handsome but married and deeply closeted police officer Steven Miller. Their illicit affair quickly becomes much more for Adam, but Steven can only return his affections physically. Hurt and unfulfilled, Adam turns to a gay dating site to hook up for sex. During one of his hook-ups, he’s robbed.

Although Adam expects Steven to help him out, Brian, another member of the dating site, comes to his rescue instead. Brian helps him recover his property and wants a more personal relationship. But when the man who robbed Adam turns up dead and things happen that Adam can only describe as supernatural, it becomes apparent Brian wants more than Adam is willing to give.
Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4777
Review: This was an amazing story. I love the twist and turns that it gives you especially when it includes the supernatural. John and Robert have amazing gifts at telling stories. I love how this one has voodoo in it. Adam had at first intended to go to college and then figure things out from there. But when he had come out to his family, his father basically kicked him out and stopped supporting his college life. So he had dropped out and took a job at a convenience store to make ends meet. It was not so bad all things considering he had been hurt by his father.

While working there Adam had met and fallen in love with a married cop. Steven had told him that he was getting a divorce but would not come out for fear of losing his children. And for a while that was ok, but Adam was slowly getting tired of it. So he had decided to try a dating site for gays. But the one time he hooks up he gets robbed. He didn’t know what to do. He turned to his cop lover but Stephen was not as helpful as he wanted. However, Brian wanted to help him.

When Adam met Brian he got a weird feeling from the man and decided to cut his loses. However, what he didn’t know was Brian was heading into voodoo. He was into the Guede Baron Samedi, a very powerful Voodoo god and his disciples are pure evil. The thing was Adam was still very much in love with Stephen. Now here he had a man who he loved with all of his heart, but wasn’t so sure about. A man that was not only crazy, but also deadly, a ghost who was insane and a tattoo that just wouldn’t go away. He was lost as hell. To fix it he had to fix what was going wrong in his life including apologizing to people he had wronged. He must have done something wrong in his life, because first his lover wouldn’t come out, then hooks up with a one-night stand and gets robbed, has his stolen stuff returned by another date, attacked by crazy man, shot at by an ex-coworker, haunted by a ghost.

I definitely love it when John and Robert get together and write. I love the characters that they give you and the world they create. It caught my attention from the very start and kept it all the way to the end. It gives you the best of multiple worlds. Excitement, adventure, danger, two hot and sexy men, the paranormal worlds and mixed up minds.

Bored, Stroked and Blueprinted b K.C. Kendricks

BoredStrokedTitle: Bored, Stroked and Blueprinted
Series: This is part of the Grease Monkey Inc. AmberPax Package
Author: KC Kendricks
Genre: Contemporary/ Exhibitionism
Length: Novella (110 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61124-569-1
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (March 15th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: As a boy, Mick Ambrose fell in love with cars. Now he owns and operates an auto restoration shop specializing in all things American Muscle. When the black 1969 Camaro z28 he years ago dubbed Onyx pulls into his garage, Mick forgets his first love in favor of her driver, Logan Gregg. Mick’s interested and cruises Logan at a speed worthy of the car he drives.

Logan Gregg’s plan to avoid entanglements in his life drives away when he stops at American Muscle to ask a few questions about restoring the z28 he inherited from his uncle. The owner of the shop is smooth as a well-tuned V-8 engine and twice as hot. Logan is quick to shift gears and take a closer look at Mick Ambrose and the road ahead. When Mick wants to get too close, too fast, Logan backs off. His past holds painful memories he can’t escape and the tattoos on his arms aren’t just for decoration.

Working on the z28 brings the men closer, but Mick makes a mistake when he confesses his knowledge of the past Logan wants to keep buried. Mick knows a man has to settle his past to step into his future, but Logan’s unconvinced. To slay his personal demon, he’ll first have to look it in the eye.
Purchase Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1935-Bored-Stroked-And-Blueprinted.aspx
Review: This story is part of the Grease Monkey Inc. AmberPax Package. However, it does not come in paperback. This was heart-breaking story so tender and so full of pain and hope.

Mick had fallen in love with cars at a young age, but his first one that he fell in love with was a black 1969 Camaro Z28. He had taken its picture several years back, but for almost close to five years he hadn’t seen it. He had decided that he wanted to fix them and restore them to their natural state. Then one day out of the blue he hears this sound of an engine that needed work on. And there sat the car he dreamed about and the driver he wanted to get to know.

Logan had a really hard life since his parents had been killed in a train and auto accident. He had been injured and had been trying to cope. The problem was he had been hanging with friends when the FBI raided the place. Because he had his meds in his pocket, they arrested him for attempting to sell them. Serving time in prison, he had been released with an ankle monitor. Now he just wanted to survive. However, he noticed Mick and wanted to see where it would go, but he was terrified of getting hurt. He just didn’t know where to go with it.

You can’t help but fall in love with Mick and Logan. They both have so much going for them, even when Logan doesn’t realize it. The way Logan reacts makes Mick think that he just doesn’t want to talk about it. However, it comes to him that he needs to separate things so that he is not overwhelmed. Mick can see the pain in Logan’s eyes and just wants to love him. To show him that he is wanted and loved.

I am amazed at Logan’s abilities to try to overcome all of his experiences and pain. Most people would have given up but he kept going. I really liked this story and definitely will be checking out the other books that this author offers. I would definitely be recommending this story. It is a sweet little story that shows you that there are others out there who do go through what Logan went through.

Roped In by L.A. Witt & Marie Sexton Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review!

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Hey guys, today we have L.A. Witt & Marie Sexton popping in with their newest release Roped In, we have Cat’s review and a brilliant Giveaway! So I will leave you to it as I am still sore from Cat tackling me to the ground for this yummy cowboy story *winks*… don’t forget to click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~   

Roped in

by

L.A. Witt & Marie Sexton

Blurb:

Graham and his roping partner Jackson have ruled the rodeo scene for ten years running, but lately, Graham’s heart isn’t in the game. He’s tired of the bruises, the cowboy mentality, and the animal rights activists who picket every event. And then there’s Jackson.

Graham and Jackson have been friends since they were boys. But ever since their drunken sexual encounter the year before, things have been awkward. Graham’s accepted that he might be gay, but no matter how attracted he is to other men, he always panics and runs when the clothes start to come off.

Then Graham has a run-in with one of the rodeo protesters, and everything changes. Kaz is young, idealistic, and sexy as hell. And Kaz has an idea for getting Graham past his nerves and into bed.

All they need is a bit of rope.

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About Marie

Marie Sexton lives in Colorado.  She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other.  In particular, she loves the Denver Broncos and enjoys going to the games with her husband.  Her imaginary friends often tag along.  Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity.  She loves them anyway.

Website: http://mariesexton.net/

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/MarieSexton

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MarieSexton.author

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MarieSexton

Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/msextonauthor/

 About L.A. 

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer currently living in the glamorous and ultra-futuristic metropolis of Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband, two cats, and a disembodied penguin brain that communicates with her telepathically. In addition to writing smut and disturbing the locals, L.A. is said to be working with the US government to perfect a genetic modification that will allow humans to survive indefinitely on Corn Pops and beef jerky. This is all a cover, though, as her primary leisure activity is hunting down her arch nemesis, erotica author Lauren Gallagher, who is also said to be lurking somewhere in Omaha.

L. A.’s backlist is available on her website, and updates (as well as random thoughts and the odd snarky comment) can be found on her blog or on Twitter (@GallagherWitt).

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Giveaway!

The prize is a $20 Amazon Giftcard and 1 ebook from EACH of the authors’ backlists (2 books total)

(Just click the below link)

L.A. Witt & Marie Sexton Rafflecopter giveaway!

(Ends 27th April 2014)

Review

L.A. Witt & Marie Sexton - RopedIn (2)Title: Roped In

Series: Part of the Vive La Différence Pax

Author: L.A. Witt & Marie Sexton

Genre: Gay / Contemporary / Cowboys / Western (Modern Day) / BDSM (Light)

Length: Extended Novella (149pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-61124-588-2

Publisher: Amber Quill Publishing (April 20th 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Graham and his roping partner Jackson have ruled the rodeo scene for ten years running, but lately, Graham’s heart isn’t in the game. He’s tired of the bruises, the cowboy mentality, and the animal rights activists who picket every event. And then there’s Jackson.

Graham and Jackson have been friends since they were boys. But ever since their drunken sexual encounter the year before, things have been awkward. Graham’s accepted that he might be gay, but no matter how attracted he is to other men, he always panics and runs when the clothes start to come off.

Then Graham has a run-in with one of the rodeo protesters, and everything changes. Kaz is young, idealistic, and sexy as hell. And Kaz has an idea for getting Graham past his nerves and into bed.

All they need is a bit of rope.

Purchase Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1949-Roped-In.aspx

Good Reads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21842323-roped-in?ac=1

Review: Graham and Jackson have been friends since childhood, though for Graham it has been much more than just friendship. They both ride the rodeo circuit and have been rodeo partners for years. One night at regionals both men were drinking heavily, they were drunk, lonely and horny and both acted on a mutual attraction. Ever since that night a year ago their relationship has been strained.

Graham is sure he is gay but every-time the action gets past kissing he panics and runs. Until one night he has a run in with one of the animal rights protestors. Kaz is young, sexy and outspoken. Kaz and Graham have a personal run in and Graham finds himself intrigued by young Kaz.

I have to say after reading the excerpt at the beginning of the book I was definitely Roped.*giggles at the pun* I can’t really say much more than I have above without spoilers. The story is character driven and I have to say I loved both Kaz and Graham.

The story is a good case of opposites attract. Two men couldn’t be much different than these two. I am a big fan of both L.A Witt and Marie Sexton. I loved how they showed the attraction immediately upon meeting with short sentences that just seem to pop. As they were describing Kaz from Graham’s view in a confrontation at a Rodeo where Kaz is protesting, after the short effective description; Graham thought…And cute. Those two words were powerful. They seemed to set the stage. It was a cue that for more to come. And boy was there more to come!

As I said, the excerpt in the beginning of the book roped me in, the powerful writing kept me tied to the story.  I wasn’t able to stop once I started and the ending left me wanting more! For those of you who like to know ahead of time, I will say it was a happy for now ending. It’s not a cliff hanger; the story was beautifully resolved in a way that for me hinted that there could be much more to come. Yes, I am seriously hoping this is the beginning of a series, because I want more on Kaz and Graham and Jackson too.

For those of you wondering about the mild BDSM, it is mild, but let me tell you it’s hot and sexy. If you like a story with some hot sex, a little rope play but no real D’s or spanking, a sweet story that is also hot but not overly descriptive, A story with some twists and turns, Vegans, Animal rights Activists, and of course Cowboys, this is for you.

I highly recommend this for those of you that have been wanting to try a Male/Male romance, or like a sweet MM romance and wanted to sample a bit of the BDSM genre. This story is a good starter!

Clipped by Devon McCormack Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway & Review!

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Hello again peeps, I am back and this time I am bringing you something that is a little dark. We have Devon McCormack and Clipped visiting and I have to tell you this story had even my eyebrows raising and my eyes widening, this is one not to miss if you like the dark and dangerous mixed in with your hot and erotic *winks*. So have a good look at what we have today click that Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance for your very own copy and check out my review. <3 ~Pixie~

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Clipped 

by

Devon McCormack

Blurb

Though mortals have been convinced that God cares about their souls, nothing could be further from the truth. He created the world as a gift for his lover, Satan. But when Satan left him, he decided to end what he saw as his most grotesque creation.

Satan and his army of demons are man’s only hope…

The demon Kinzer and his lover, Janka, have been sent by Satan to spy on The Raze, a gang of rogue demons who are working with God to bring about Armageddon. When someone exposes their true allegiances, The Raze clips Kinzer’s wings and murders Janka. Kinzer manages to escape. He tracks down Satan’s allies to warn them about a mole in their midst when he learns that they’ve located the Antichrist—a powerful weapon that could prevent the apocalypse. Now, he’s on a mission to protect the Antichrist and avenge his lover’s death.

Buy Link

 http://www.wildecity.com/books/gay-mainstream/clipped/#.U1o9OfldVKE 

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Excerpt

Dedrus scanned Kinzer’s body, admiring his massive biceps, his brown eyes, and his black waves of hair. Even with the wounds and tears that still tainted his face, he was beautiful. Dedrus wanted to press him back against the cushion, rip off his clothes, and provide him with the ease he deserved. But no! He was just wanting it for himself, and he was pretending that it was to serve Kinzer’s pain.

“I loved him so much.” The words cracked through Kinzer’s lips. His cheeks and forehead shivered. Tears filled his eyes. “I know we had so much time, but it wasn’t enough.”

The sting in Dedrus’s chest intensified. His cheeks flashed red as anger washed over him—anger that he loathed because it made him feel like a terrible, selfish creature.

He set his hand on Kinzer’s back, his palm stroking softly across the blue fabric of his polo. He wanted to say, “You’ll find love again.” He couldn’t, because he knew he’d really be saying, “Please find love in me.” He thought of saying, “Everything will be alright.” No. He couldn’t make that kind of promise. “It’ll take time,” felt appropriate, and yet, as an immortal, Dedrus never perceived time as a generous gift as much as a twisted, agonizing punishment.

“I wish I could think of something right to say about this,” Dedrus said, “but I can’t. I know how much you loved him, and I know how much he loved you, and I can’t imagine how hard this is going to be for you. But I’m here. As your friend. I don’t know if that means much, but I know the feeling of having something so perfect and wonderful torn from you.”

Kinzer’s gaze met his. His eyes were sad.

Does he know what I’m talking about?

“Tell me you’ve found someone,” Kinzer said.

“Of course,” he lied. “I’m just being overdramatic.”

“I figured as much. Considering where you work, I’m sure you get a lot of offers.”

It was true, but not the way Kinzer was suggesting. There were nights when Treycore dragged some pathetic mortal back to ease Dedrus’s pain. Those nights were the loneliest. Though he could bring himself to climax, it was an empty relief that just stirred the cruel memories of those moments filled with so much more.

Dedrus hugged him again. “Let’s get to bed,” he said. “You need some sleep.”

Kinzer nodded.

“We have plenty to sort through tomorrow. You can have my room. I’ll just sleep here.”

Dedrus released him.

Kinzer picked the sword up off his lap and stood. He reached his hand out. “Come on. It won’t be the first time we’ve shared a bed.”

The upward curl of his lip let Dedrus know that Kinzer was more than interested.

Dedrus’s dick swelled. “I don’t think I can.” He wanted Kinzer so bad, and if he put himself in that position, he was sure that he wouldn’t be able to resist making a move—especially if Kinzer initiated something.

“I’d rather not disrespect you like that,” Dedrus said.

Kinzer’s hand fell, bouncing against his jeans. His head drooped.

“Then I guess I’ll see you tomorrow.”

Dedrus smiled. “‘Night, Kinzer.”

Kinzer knelt, offering a light peck on Dedrus’s lips.

Don’t tease me with a taste!

“Up the stairs, first room on the right.”

Kinzer walked up the stairs, headed down the hall, and slipped into Dedrus’s bedroom.

Dedrus had hoped that Kinzer’s exit would provide some relief.

It didn’t.

He ached for him. His thoughts dwelled on Kinzer’s lips tickling his nipples, his gaze appreciating his body, his tongue delighting in his body’s grooves. He wanted to run upstairs and throw his arms around him, to hold him for the night, and tell him that no matter what happened he’d be there for him. He wanted more than that, but he wouldn’t press his friend. He wouldn’t dare cross that line…even if Kinzer insisted.

Spreading his limbs across the couch, he rested his head on a lace pillow at the end and rolled so that he was facing the cushions.

He closed his eyes.

A few moments passed before something pressed against his ass.

He flipped over and hopped to his feet, ready for a fight.

Kinzer stood before him, holding his hands out, as if showing a cop that he was unarmed. “Whoa, cowboy. Chill the fuck out.”

“Sorry.” Every hair on Dedrus’s immortal body stood on end. “You freaked the shit out of me. Did you need something? Another cover? Pillows?”

Kinzer wiggled his thumb behind the waistband in Dedrus’s khakis.

“Yeah. I need something.” He pulled their pelvises together.

His hot breath rushed across Dedrus’s lips, settling in the bristles across his cheeks. The warmth combined with a rush of blood that surged to his face and made him feel like his cheeks were about to catch on fire.

Kinzer pressed his lips against Dedrus’s.

Amidst the creases in Kinzer’s lips, Dedrus felt the smooth, subtle dip where Kinzer’s cut was healing.

He trailed his palm over the rough fabric of Kinzer’s polo. As he reached the smooth flesh of his neck, curly black hairs pricked his fingertips.

Kinzer opened his mouth wide. Dedrus eagerly reciprocated, tilting his head and allowing their lips to seal together. A swirling sensation gathered at the back of his spine and rushed to the crown of his skull.

Guilt nagged at his thoughts. He couldn’t do this. Kinzer didn’t really want him. He was just vulnerable and ached for a physical distraction from his grief. It would be wrong to take advantage while he was still recovering from Janka’s death.

Kinzer’s tongue flicked his.

He wanted Kinzer so bad, but not like that. Pressing his hand against the dip between the bulbous, jagged pecs before him, he broke their sealed kiss.

“What?” Kinzer rested his hands on either of Dedrus’s hips.

“This wouldn’t be right. I don’t want to disrespect you.”

“I know. But I want you to.”

Kinzer wrapped both arms around Dedrus. Spinning them around, he pushed Dedrus back against a painting that hung from the wall.

Kinzer’s eyes glistened with that gleam—the one that was so familiar to Dedrus.

Dedrus couldn’t control himself. His lips returned to their passionate embrace. His fingers found their way under Kinzer’s shirt, feeling about fervently, savoring the dips in his torso.

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About Devon

If I was writing an old-school craigslist personal, I’d say (appropriately in code): fit masc wm ddf lookin 4 same. 28yo. Of course, who’s honest with their craigslist personal ads? And who the hell uses craigslist these days? Please. That’s what grindr is for.

On a more serious note, I’m from Atlanta, GA. I work odd jobs. My gay erotic novel Clipped is available through Wilde City Press. I also have a vampire novel coming out through Wilde City in October and a young adult novel being released through Harmony Ink Press in June or July

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Devon McCormack - Clipped _Cover1Title: Clipped

Author: Devon McCormack

Genre: Erotic Fantasy, Paranormal, Dark Erotica

Length: Novel (275pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-925031-94-2

Publisher: Wilde City Press (9th April 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Though mortals have been convinced that God cares about their souls, nothing could be further from the truth. He created the world as a gift for his lover, Satan. But when Satan left him, he decided to end what he saw as his most grotesque creation.

Satan and his army of demons are man’s only hope…

The demon Kinzer and his lover, Janka, have been sent by Satan to spy on The Raze, a gang of rogue demons who are working with God to bring about Armageddon. When someone exposes their true allegiances, The Raze clips Kinzer’s wings and murders Janka. Kinzer manages to escape. He tracks down Satan’s allies to warn them about a mole in their midst when he learns that they’ve located the Antichrist—a powerful weapon that could prevent the apocalypse. Now, he’s on a mission to protect the Antichrist and avenge his lover’s death.

Purchase Link: http://www.wildecity.com/books/gay-mainstream/clipped/#.U1o9OfldVKE

Review: Kinzer awakes to find himself chained in the mortal world, his wings removed and his lover dead and his only hope is to escape and warn Satan’s allies that a mole has leaked their location to The Raze. Kid lived on the street after running away from an abusive home life and then was taken off the streets and plunged into the world of sex trafficking, the only thing he dreams of now is freedom. The two are thrown together as they make an escape and Kid is thrown into a war between God and Satan.

This is a very dark erotic story that throws good and evil on its head. God wants to destroy the world, a world he created for his lover Satan, because Satan left him and now it is up to Satan and his followers to stop the destruction of humanity. The Raze is a group of Fallen angels who are trying to get back into God’s good graces and to do that they are planning the destruction of humanity. Kinzer is one of the Fallen sent in to spy on the Raze for Satan, but when he and his lover are discovered Kinzer has to turn to the angel who once broke his heart.

This is a great storyline that has good and evil, danger and escapes, blood and violence and pain filled sex, and terrible betrayal. It is darkly erotic and weaves a tale that is dark from the onset. We meet many characters in this story, some good, some evil and some innocent but all of them know pain in one form or the other whether it is physical pain or emotional pain. This isn’t the story to read if you want happy ever afters or a sweet romance, it’s the story to read when you want dark and dangerous, pain and pleasure jumbled together so it teases the dark reaches of your soul.

Following along after Kinzer or Kid we are plunged into a world where they both have tortured souls, the story pulls around both of them leading you into darker territory and you can’t see any happiness on the horizon. This is a really good storyline that is far from finished, there is nothing that has been resolved except Kinzer discovers the truth of his capture and we are plunged further into the depths of evil that The Raze flourish in.  

If you are looking for a blossoming relationship then there are hints of one but it is far from pretty. There was a slight hope of a rekindling romance that started in punishment and violence but the muses deemed it too easy and leave us feeling sore, now there is a glimmer of vengeance on the horizon but stopping The Raze isn’t going to be easy. Now while I did like this story and thought the storyline was good I really did find all the sex to be a bit too violent for my taste, and I mean all the sex, there isn’t one touch that doesn’t lead to pain being mixed in and while I do like a bit of pain tinged sex there was just a bit too much for me to truly enjoy.

I recommend this to those who love dark sex, dark erotica, dark fantasy and violence, betrayal and hopes dashed, a story that pulls you in even as you want to hit the breaks for a bit and a great storyline that is far from over.        

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