V-Tach's Awakening by A.C. Ellas

9171Y9V3FCL._SL1500_Title: V-Tach’s Awakening
Series: Son of the Wind Book, #1
Author: A. C. Ellas
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Shapeshifter
Length: Novella (79 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-77111-915-3
Publisher: Extasy Books (April 1st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: I am what I am in the form that I am.

Pat, a repressed púcca, is enjoying his career as a top jockey. He rides for his father, a sorcerer and notable breeder and trainer of top thoroughbreds. He, like his father, seeks glory on the track. The Triple Crown hasn’t been won since 1978, and they have a horse who might be the one to do it. But first, V-Tach must prove himself worthy by winning the Wood Memorial, and someone or something is out to stop them.

Pat hates magic and wants nothing to do with it, seeing it as nothing more than a cheat. But the power of magic can’t be denied forever, neither his own magic nor that of V-Tach. When Pat discovers that V-Tach is a Shapeshifter capable of changing into a human man, he’s outraged. Will the magic bring the end of their racing dreams?

Purchase Link: http://www.devinedestinies.com/v-tach-s-awakening/
Review: This is book one in this series and they should be read in order. I must admit that it was not my favorite of the paranormal world, but it was still a good read. The paranormal world’s give you such a mixture of people who you will fall in love with or smack them.

V-Tach is a glorious racing horse but he is also a man. It was news to him when he found out. For as long as he remembered he had love his rider Pat. However Pat didn’t know he had two forms until late one night. Pat had always known about magic, even knew his father was magical. What he had not known was that his mother was a púcca. This in turn made Pat a púcca. He comes off as an arrogant jerk in part of this story. When V-Tach tells him of his love for him, he denies it and is quite rude the way he did it. Telling him that he is just a horse, a great horse but a horse all the same. He was not human in Pats eyes. It takes a short period of time, but he realizes that he loves V-Tach, also. Although while in human form they called him Viktor.

It takes a short time but they realize that they both have so much in common and their feelings are coming out in full force. You can tell that once Pat gets over his attitude that they will be a wonderful couple. Their sex life is sweet and tender, full of passion and fire. I love how his father helps him with the realization that when V-Tach is in horse form that there is no magic helping him win the race and that when he is in human form he is truly a human man. That to love someone with all their heart is the only way to love.

I liked the story but it was definitely missing something in the interpretation. It did catch my attention from the moment I opened the book and did keep it all the way to the end. However, I wished that there were more to the story. A tad bit of danger to V-Tach and then all of a sudden he is captured and turning states evidence is just too fast for me. I wished that it came just a bit slower to reach the ending. If you love the paranormal worlds, sexy men, touching stories then this is a book you will like to read.

Forever Fearless by Jeff Erno

71h4Qg0QR2L._SL1018_Title: Forever Fearless
Series: Forever Vampire
Author: Jeff Erno
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance/Vampire
Length: Novel (260 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-937796-61-7
Publisher: Ai Press (March 24, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: In the aftermath of unspeakable slaughter, Robbie and Colt have escaped to the wilds of Alaska to face their immortal future. Things aren’t so certain for their sworn enemies, Dylan and Issa, Matarian soldiers sworn to hunt them down and slaughter them.
Dylan is poised to begin his first vampire hunt and wants Issa as his partner, but Issa is far more concerned with finding his brother and tracking down the blond boy who nearly died on the battlefield. The entire cast from book one reunites in this thrilling continuation of their story, joined by a host of new faces–friends and foes–whose lives somehow weave together as they cross paths in their efforts to battle evil and attain their own happiness. Humans, Shifters, Daywalkers, and Purebloods confront each other with the guidance of three enigmatic sisters–one a Maenad, one a necromancer, and the other a human witch. Plot twists and surprises mark the paths of these diverse characters, forever fearless in their quest to cling to all they hold dear.
Purchase Link: http://www.ai-press.net/forever-fearless/
Review: The Forever Vampire saga continues and they need to be read in order. This story seems a bit dark to me. Hate, bigotry, disillusion seem to be throughout the book but you also can see compassion, loyalty and love. It was a bit hard for me to follow though. I don’t know if it was all the jumping around at first that you see or that something is missing.

There is a war going on between the Matarian soldiers, vampires, and werewolves. When many children are killed at a church camp, many are angered by it. Everyone wants blood and death. The problem with it is they were killed by vampires who only went in to get their captured men back. Issa was not sure who to follow or who to believe any more. He had a chance to talk to two of the vampires that were being held hostage and realized that they were just the same as everyone else. The Matarian soldiers killed them shortly after. Issa’s heart was being torn in too many pieces. He was to be a soldier but just couldn’t stomach some of the things that were happening. He had found out that his missing brother Shadi was indeed alive and turned. He had met and mated a vampire.

Then Robbie and Colt have escaped from the Matarian soldiers. They love each other with all their hearts, but with one being vampire and the other human it was not allowed. Many were questioning all of that as well but Issa just doesn’t know where to turn. Normally he would turn to Dylan. However, when he finds out that he didn’t graduate he thinks that he will never see Dylan again. Then his father turns on him for being gay. He thinks the only way is to leave like his brother.

Dylan is Issa’s mate. He is to go on his first vampire hunt and when you graduate, you are allowed to choose the partner you want. He wants to work with Issa, the only problem with that is his brother against it. He thinks that Issa will get Dylan killed. Many questions that I have were not answered in this story.

In this story, you will get all the characters from the other book into this one. So to be able to keep up you will need to read book one. It is a good story but to difficult for me to get into. It came off as a dark fantasy story. I have not really understood them but this one was a bit better. I did understand Issa though. He wanted to find his brother and the young boy that was missing. In his heart, that was what was right. I can understand the reactions some have towards others, but it seems to me that had they taken the time to understand them that they might have a different reaction. Issa saw that with the two vampires that were killed.

Out of the Gate by E.M. Lynley

21570640Title: Out of the Gate

Series: N/A

Author: E.M. Lynley

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (267 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 21st, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: British actor Wesley Tremayne thinks he’s close to hitting the big time—a film career—with his role as a hunky explorer on a popular American TV show. Success should be just around the corner, as long as he keeps his sexual orientation a secret. Wes’s best friend and beard, Julia Compton, forms the other half of a glamorous Hollywood couple that’s merely a façade.

Evan Taylor left his acting career behind five years ago without looking back. He’s always been more comfortable around horses than people—especially Hollywood types. His new life, training racehorses, is a dream come true, but increasing financial problems and an abusive boyfriend have him doubting himself and his choices.

Then Wes and his friends buy a third-rate racehorse—partially for publicity—and send him to Evan’s stable. Wes’s friendship with Evan soon develops into an overpowering attraction he can’t act on. He’s never met a man like Evan, but if there’s any chance for a future together, Wes must choose between a career he loves and the man he adores.

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4896

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: A refreshing read! This love story has a great plot, action, suspense, plenty of drama and horses. Who could turn that down? The author gives some very interesting insight into the world of American Thoroughbred racing, those who own, those who train, and the excitement, dedication and dark side to racing.

You can really understand Evan’s dedication to his job, the training and care of these magnificent beasts. He seems stand-off-ish, and obviously prefers horses to people, until Wes trots into his life and his barn one fine race day.

Wes has an honest interest in racehorses, but it’s a convenient excuse to pursue his sexual interest in Evan, but taking his time to research and dedicate himself to both is what Wes has in mind. Trouble is Wes has secrets to hide, well, one big secret. His sexuality is hidden by Julia, another costar, actress, and beard. She knows his secret but has been pushing him out of the closet for his best interests and hers.

But it turns out Evan has secrets too. His past career in Hollywood is riddled with dark secrets, abuse, advantage, and it left him hollow and bitter. Thankfully, he found refuge in horses, training, and the privacy of his farm. He was done with Hollywood, and didn’t want to let Wes into his bed let alone his heart.

We see both men fighting their loyalties, their commitments, their pasts and their relationships with friends and lovers to give their, Wes and Evan’s, relationship a try. Wes holds off on intimacy, to give Evan time to end an abusive relationship, and Evan understands of Wes’ fears of bringing their relationship out into the open, living outside his closet.

Throughout the story plenty of suspense develops, including a plot involving Evans’ horses, his training career and trouble his ex has gotten himself into. Tragedy strikes and it seems to spell and end to both the men’s hope for their relationship and both of their careers. Can both be salvaged? What is truly behind Gray’s machinations?

This is a great read! I found details about training and racing horses very interesting and striking me as very truthful. I had horses since childhood and I’ve heard and seen many racing horror stories. It was pleasant to see the author shine a positive light on Evan and his training practices.

A highly recommended read!

Grand Adventures Anthology by Dreamspinner Authors

GrandAdventuresLGTitle: Grand Adventure Anthology
Foreword by S.A. McAuley
An Unexpected Thing by John Amory
The Twinkie Ignition by J.E. Birk
When Friendship Becomes More by Sophie Bonaste
Isle of Waiting by Sue Brown
The Jogger by KC Burn
Holding Court by Cardeno C.
For Dear Life by Mary Calmes
Under the Full Moon by Ellis Carrington
Stripped by Shae Connor (2nd Edition)
That Place Across the Hall by C.C. Dado
Mistaken MD by Phoenix Emrys
Cops and Comix by Rhys Ford
Last First Kiss by LE Franks
Tomorrow by John Goode
From Fantasy to Friends by CR Guiliano
Witness Protected by Dawn Kimberly Johnson
Water Under the Bridge by Mia Kerick
A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness by Amy Lane
Air (Roads #1.75 million) by Garrett Leigh
An Atheist and a Yoga Instructor Walk into a Bar by Rowan McAllister
Stalking 101 by Moria McCain
Simple Desires by Tempeste O’Riley
Object of Care by Zahra Owens
Kid Confusion by Madison Parker
Fall Train by Jaime Samms
The Exhibition by Andrea Speed
What You Will by Tinnean
Prologue by Brandon Witt
Genre: Contemporary/Fantasy
Length: Anthology (320 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62798-996-1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 31st, 2014)
Heat Level: Low – Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Review: LeeAnn
Blurb: On September 1, 2011, TJ Klune wrote, “…it’s not about the ending, it’s about the journey…” in a review of Eric Arvin’s Woke Up in a Strange Place. With those words, two men began a journey of love and invited us to ride along. TJ and Eric have shared so much with us: their wonderful books, their smiles, their humor, their lives, and their inspiring devotion to each other. In December of 2013, their journey took a detour when Eric was taken to the emergency room. He survived the surgery to remove a cavernous Hemangioma from his brain stem, but the challenges TJ and Eric face are far from over.

The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eric’s continued recovery, to help bring strength to TJ, and to show both of them, just how much love surrounds them. Grand Adventures is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love. We’re going on some grand adventures for a great cause. Thank you for joining us.

One hundred percent of the income from this volume goes directly to TJ and Eric.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4873
Review: As you may know, there are 28 shorts in this anthology. Written by some authors who have met Tj and Eric and others who have not yet met them. The Foreword by S.A. McAuley is a true testament to what great friends Tj and Eric have as well as the Prologue by Brandon Witt. These two parts prepare you for the Grand Adventure you are about to go on.

The authors came together to make this anthology out of love , respect and awe for two brave men who have captured so many hearts by letting us see their love grow through videos and posts. To see them make their way through one of the toughest things possible and still come out smiling in the end. Their love has been truly inspirational and fun to watch grow. The fact that they let us all watch and be a part of their journey together is why we all love them and why this book was put together. To help them was the only thing these wonderful people could do. It was a must, in their minds and they pulled it off brilliantly.

All of the shorts in this book are amazing. The HEA that almost all of these stories have give you just that much more hope that we too, can find what Eric and Tj have with each other.

As you also may know, all the money that is made from the selling of this anthology, the t-shirts and posters sold, will go directly to Tj and Eric to help them with medical costs and renovations needed to Eric and Tj’s new home when he finally gets to go home to Tj and Otter.
So please, do yourself a huge favour and get this book, not only for where the money goes but to have a wonderful experience meeting all of these authors and reading their amazing short stories. They are very gifted people who deserve the recognition for their work and unbelievable generosity!

I will definitely be rereading this book again because I so enjoyed every single story in here. I know you will as well.

Dakota by Vicktor Alexander

81FhZc-T7jL._SL1425_Title: Dakota
Series: The Sevion Brotherhood Book 1
Author: Vicktor Alexander
Genre: Contemporary Vampire
Length: Novel (143 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (April 10th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: When Dr. Dakota Sevion is drawn to his mate Nishon Moore at the hospital where he works, he is overjoyed, even though Nishon has a son Isaiah, who is a forziq, which is an instance death sentence and someone from the past is determined to kill them all.
Dakota Sevion loves being the Chief of Surgery at Gelreen Memorial Hospital, because he has unlimited access to blood which is good for him as an unmated vampire. When he’s called to the ER, for an emergency, his life changes forever.

Nishon “Nimo” Moore is a single father of three-year-old Isaiah, a very special little boy. And when Nimo rushes to the hospital because Isaiah has been hurt, he ends up meeting Dakota and finding out that vampires are real. He doesn’t handle it well, which isn’t good for Dakota who will die from starvation if their mating isn’t consummated soon. But that isn’t the only problem. Someone from the past is set on killing them all.
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/Bookstore.php?bookid=VADAKOTA
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: I must admit I haven’t found a lot of vampire books that I’ve actually enjoyed reading. This book however I loved.

It was a fantastic story of Dakota and Nimo meeting when Nimo’s son is hurt at school and has to be taken to the hospital where Dakota works. There is instant attraction for both men. However, when Nimo is told Dakota’s a vampire, Nimo gets scared. I enjoyed reading what all happens between the MC’s and Dakota’s brothers. So much tension, drama, and mystery in this wonderfully written book.

I could hardly put the book down, as I just had to know what happened page after page until the end. I honestly can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

Prince Kendrick and the Coach by Lyssa Samuels

91ASMEG7JLL._SL1500_Title: Prince Kendrick and the Coach
Series: Royal Mates, Love’s Diamond, #4
Author: Lyssa Samuels
Genre: Contemporary/Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: Novel (213 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62741-545-3
Publisher: Siren Publishing (April 8th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Roger Newcomb has had his fill of men who don’t want a committed relationship. He wants one man to love and have a family with. It seems that he is alone in his quest for true love.

Prince Kendrick Sorenson knew that Roger was his aheri from the moment their eyes met and their souls connected. Roger is the perfect mate for him. But Kendrick is a broken man who cannot give Roger the future he deserves or the family he desires.

Spending time with Kendrick has torn down all of Roger’s barriers. He knows nothing about Kendrick’s royal lineage or that the men of Sanzel can have babies. All he knows is, this strong soldier belongs to him. Kendrick insists that there will be no kids in their future and leaves, making Roger decide to move on to a new life in Colorado. It will take more than magic to make things right. It will take a miracle.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/prince-kendrick-and-the-coach

Review: This is book four in this series and they should be read in order. Not only will it help you understand what is going on but also it will give you an insight into each character. You will fall in love with each person in these amazing books. Lyssa has a wonderful gift that I hope she will always keep on writing.

I love Kendrick and Roger. They have both been hurt maybe not physically but mentally and emotionally.

Roger has a way with children and in his entire life. He has always wanted children in his life. However the men that he had dated never wanted children or just wasn’t what he wanted as a life partner. He had asked his best friend and she had agreed till one day she shows up and tells him that she has met a wonderful man and was already pregnant. He felt so much sorrow in his heart that he was losing again. Thinking about adoption might be his only way. That is until he met Kendrick. However, after one fantastic night with him, he finds out that children are not in Kendrick’s future. He didn’t ask the normal questions but felt like giving up.

You can tell that communication is definitely not in their lives at this point. Kendrick was a Prince from Sanzel. And all men on Sanzel had the ability to become pregnant. However when he was younger his organ’s that could make it where he would be able to have children were damaged. He always knew that he would not be able to have them. That is until two Legari injured him to the point of death. Roger saved him and brought him back. He healed him in more ways than one. He had given him the gift to have a child.

It says that it will take more than magic to fix their problems though but a miracle. However, things had gone wrong and it took them both to fix it all. I loved this series and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I would recommend reading this if you love the paranormal worlds, hot and sexy men, slight arguments, fierce passions, dangers, and excitement.

Frat House Troopers by Xavier Mayne

FratHouseTroopersLGTitle: Frat House Troopers
Series: A Brandt and Donnelly Caper: Case File One
Author: Xavier Mayne
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Length: Novel (258 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62380-133-5
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 19th, 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: State trooper Brandt’s new assignment to infiltrate a sex-cam operation puts him in a very uncomfortable position, especially since he’ll have to perform naked on camera for his audition. Fortunately, his partner and best friend, Donnelly, has his back—whether that means helping Brandt shop gay boutiques for sexy underwear or offering Jäger and encouragement while he researches porn.

Despite his mortification, Brandt gives the audition his best “shot”—and becomes an overnight sensation. But to meet the man behind the operation, he’ll have to give a repeat performance, this time live on webcam opposite the highest bidder. Donnelly makes sure to win that auction for his partner’s sake, but their plan has a flaw: faking it is not an option.

In the aftermath, Brandt is a humiliated mess trying desperately to come to terms with what he’s had to do for the job and his own mixed feelings. But Donnelly has been on a journey of discovery of his own. Suddenly everything the two men thought they knew about themselves and each other gets turned inside out. Meanwhile, they still have a case to solve… but it may not be the case they thought it was

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3458

Review: This is one book that will make you laugh your ass off. I understand going undercover to get your case solved, however for straight police officers going undercover, as a gay porn star is a mighty hard one. However sometimes you find out some things about yourself that will surprise you. This was one of the first books that I had read by Xavier. He has a way with words. I am always glad to find a mystery story with more humor in it then a serious attitude.

Brandt was told by his commanding officer that they wanted to shut down a sex-cam operation. However being straight made the whole discussion harder to figure out. His partner Donnelly was going to help him with all of it. He takes him shopping in the gay shopping district. Where they meet a couple of amazing guys who help them dress to get them where they need to go. The only problem is he has to audition on cam, which might not be so hard, but for the fact that there is another guy watching. Faking it is not an option.

Then he is told that he is doing his first actual show. At first, it is an auction where he is doing a one on one show with the winner of the bid. They made plans to play chess since no one would be watching. Surprise, surprise, they had one of the guys who was going to be taping it. So they couldn’t fake that either. Donnelly was to be the winner of the auction or at least that is the plan. Now he wins all right but how does Brandt get him to understand that someone is watching and that this show needs to be on the level.

What surprise’s Brandt is Donnelly is all for helping. Even encouraging him to get it on. It would seem there is a bit more than attraction going on with these two. Now all they have to do is get it out of the open. They have made many new friends on this case and discovered something new to figure out. Now they just needed to decide if wanting each other was going to be enough.

I loved this book. Although I had got this book as an audible book, I was quite happy sitting down on the couch reading it. I am amazed with the way this story is told. It has its serious parts to it, but it has more humor than most mysteries have. I was quite pleased by it. I would love to get my hands on the next book in this series. It has already shown promise.

I would recommend reading this to anyone who loves police officers, uniforms, funny situations, investigations, and lots of excitement. This book gives you all that and a lot more. I can guarantee that you won’t be let down.

Ordinary People by E.E. Montgomery Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

E.E. Montgomery - Ordinary People BannerHey guys, E.E. Montgomery is just giving us a quick visit with Ordinary People and a quick peek at an excerpt, and there’s also a great Giveaway, so have a look-see and then click that Rafflecopter Link <3 ~Pixie~ (p.s. It’s a really cute book 😉 ) 

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Ordinary People


E.E. Montgomery

When Queensland Police Force Constable James Laramee raids a hotel room, he finds Vinnie Canterbury on top of a naked, dead man, covered in blood. Vinnie promptly vomits all over James’s shoes. 

Thanks to a cocktail of horse sedatives and Hendra vaccine, Vinnie’s memories of his ordeal are fractured. Finding the culprits and the reasons behind his abduction will be a challenge. With his apartment trashed, his building set on fire, and his clothes, phone and wallet gone, Vinnie needs a place to stay. To his surprise, James not only takes him in, but also lets him cry on his shoulder. It must be true love. Vinnie has plans for his future with James all mapped out, and he hopes he can get James on the same page.

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Letting Lier and Finding Pax by Harper Moon

LettingLierandFindingPaxLGTitle: Letting Lier and Finding Pax

Series: The Solar Sailors Saga 01

Author: Harper Moon

Genre: Science Fiction/ Vampires/ Dark Fantasy

Length: Novel (200 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-62798-571-0

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (21st April 2014)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2 ½ – 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: For refusing the crown and renouncing his title, Prince Lier was eternally banished from the planet of Arden. After finding asylum in a Deep Space colony, he took a position in a bordello as the Master of Ceremonies. During Lier’s exile, Emperor Sardius I conquered Arden and slaughtered Lier’s people. From the destruction arose a new species dependent on blood. Seizing the opportunity, Sardius praises vampirism and blueprints mass blood manufacturing with Lier’s blood as the key. Lier is not only the last of his kind, but his blood is strangely addictive.

On a mission to capture Lier, Commander Raze, son of Sardius, can’t help but try it for himself. When he does, he experiences strange flashbacks of himself with Lier. Tense relations between captor and captive blur the line between past and present.

During the perilous journey to Arden, forces opposed to Sardius attempt to rescue their lost prince. Raze’s mission changes from retrieval to survival. Soon it becomes clear that, although neither man recognizes what the other has become, this meeting is not their first. And by no means will it be their last.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4894

Review: Lier was banished from his home world, Arden, after he refused the crown; now he is the Master of Ceremonies at a bordello on AkoII, a Deep space colony, surviving the best he can. A routine night turns into a nightmare though when a group of enforcers from the Atrosian Empire visit and their Commander sets his sights on Lier. Raze has one mission: capture Lier and take him to the Church on Aboa, his father Emperor Sardius I – who conquered Arden – needs Lier to complete his plan but Raze faces opposition from those who oppose Sardius and his blood-drinking ways. Lier and Raze have a deeper connection though and when Raze starts having flashbacks to a past he can’t remember his treatment of Lier becomes harsh. Can Lier break through Raze’s consciousness to reach Pax or will Sardius succeed in his quest for more power?

Hmmm, well I have to say that this was a very surprising interesting story that has left me still going over everything in my head. Lier is an Ankar, Pax is a Lionne, two races that share Arden equally with a shared monarchy but can never be together. Lier rejects his crown and is banished and then Arden is conquered and his entire race is wiped out… fast forward 24 years and now the conqueror wants Lier for his blood and sends Raze to bring him in. And then the real fun begins, as Raze is a cold man whose sole focus is getting Lier to Aboa but after he tastes Lier’s blood things begin to get weird. We see many flashbacks from Lier and Pax’s past and we see their relationship playing out before us in the flashbacks so you know the depths of their friendship and their romance.

Being honest, it’s hard to describe what is really happening in this story other than just the basics because there is a lot of stuff that seems to be going on but is never quite clear. So the basics are Sardius wants to conquer everywhere and after making a discovery on Arden he wants Lier so he sends off his ‘son’ Raze to capture Lier, we discover that Raze isn’t really who he thinks he is and we discover Lier can take a hell of a lot of abuse. There are other characters who are involved, but their parts aren’t exactly clear. Seth, Clay, and Gene are all characters we meet who become something more in the story. But trying to follow just how they fit in was beginning to give me a headache. So I just figured that we were seeing the story from their eyes so they must be important.

The storyline is a good one; it is just not clear as to what the storyline is trying to say or where it is going; hopefully the next story in the saga will make it clearer. There are many escapes and re-captures and a mysterious infection that adds some excitement, Lier and Raze’s relationship is very complex and isn’t one I can really describe other than to say it isn’t very pretty and there is abuse and anger that fuels it, all I can say is that most of it appears off page. The vampire side is very intriguing, they are definitely not the type of vampires that we all know, and it does add a very interesting aspect to the story. There is some good news for the two of them but it comes near the very end and we are left to wonder what comes next and what everyone’s next steps will be.

I recommend this to those who love science fiction mixed with dark fantasy and a story, which features abuse, but not on page, who loves an interesting storyline that has more to come and just a touch of happiness for our poor MC’s but with an ending that is a bit frustrating.

Hostile Ground by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review!

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Hey guys, today we are visited by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt with their newest Riptide Publishing release Hostile Ground, they have a great giveaway and we have Thommie’s review for you to enjoy, so don’t just sit there have a look at what we have today and then don’t forget to click that Rafflecopter Link! <3 ~Pixie~ 

Welcome to the Riptide Publishing, Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt blog tour for our thriller, Hostile Ground!

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off our backlists (excluding Hostile Ground) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on May 17th, and winners will be announced on May 19th.  Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

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Hostile Ground


L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

Enemy territory is a dangerous place to fall in love.

 After the deaths of three undercover cops investigating a drug ring in a seedy strip club in Seattle, Detective Mahir Hussain has been sent to finish the job. He joins the club’s security team in the hopes of finding enough evidence to bust the operation before the men in charge find a reason to put him in a shallow grave.

 To protect the strippers, only gay men can work the club. Ridley, the cold and intimidating head of security, knows exactly how to test potential new hires—including Mahir. From the minute they meet, Mahir and Ridley engage in a dangerous dance of sex and mind games. Mahir needs to find his evidence before Ridley figures out he’s a cop—and before they both grow too close to betray one another.

 As the game goes on, Mahir burrows deeper into the operation, where he learns there’s much more happening than meets the eye . . . and why every cop who made it this far has been silenced with a bullet.

 Hostile Ground is available May 12th from Riptide Publishing.

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