Hunter and Hunted by Tricia Owens

to_hunterandhuntedTitle: Hunter and Hunted
Series: N/A
Author: Tricia Owens
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Length: Novella (134 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id LLC, (August 4th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 1/2Hearts
Blurb: Hunter’s a professional hit man trying to get out of the life. One last job, and if he doesn’t get sloppy, he’s done for good. Then he can have a normal life with friends, a lover, maybe even a dog–instead of feeling like a piece of meat up for auction at the gay resort where he’s waiting for his target to arrive. The waiting’s not exactly unpleasant between the great views and the even better mouth of his room service waiter, Daniel, but there are several attempts on his life, and Hunter’s forced to consider that Daniel may be out to get him.

Hunter’s not wrong that Daniel’s out to get him. Hunter’s the subject of an intense, focused, and determined manhunt. But to have him, not kill him. Daniel knows Hunter likes what he’s offering. Now if only he can convince Hunter that he’s not out to kill him.

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/hunter-and-hunted.html

ISBN: 978-1-62300-151-3

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Hunter Mathews a sexy hit man, is on his last job. When he meets gorgeous Daniel Sullivan his room service waiter the hunter becomes the hunted. Daniel has been fascinated with Hunter since he was on a special task force with the FBI to track Hunter down. After a failed poisoned cranberries from the welcome fruit basket at the hotel and a robbery attempt on the beach Hunter thinks someone is out to kill him.

Hunter’s real name is Adam Murrell. He used to be a cop until his best friend’s 6-year-old son was killed by a drunk driver. While off duty, he got the address of the drunk driver and confronted him with the intentions of killing him but decided to call in the hit and run when he turned, Ed, drunk and angry, shot him in the back with a shotgun. He returned fire and killed the man in self-defense. But the police dept. let him go.

He kept getting phone calls from people congratulating him on what he did. Then started getting calls from others who needed vigilante justice. But then bad men started asking him to take out their rivals without him asking questions. Hunter is shocked when he receives a text message of his last target, Daniel. Wonderfully written. This story has lots of drama, mystery, suspense, and action.

I loved the way Daniel slowly reeled Hunter in and finally made him see he was the one for him. Steamy hot sex was great in between all the little tid bits into Daniel and Hunter’s past. You don’t find out who Daniel really is, though you will try to figure it out, until the end. Fantastic story. I loved it.

Dakota Skies by Taylin Clavelli Release Day Blitz & Giveaway!

Dakota Skies

Hey Peeps we are now joined by Taylin Clavelli with her debut novel Dakota Skies, which is also Wayward Ink Publishing’s debut novel release as well *whoop*, we also have a brilliant giveaway from Wayward Ink Publishing where one lucky comment will be picked and will become the owner of Dakota Skies 😉 so guys enjoy that post and leave a comment <3 ~Pixie~ 

Dakota Skies

Dakota Skies

by

Taylin Clavelli

Born in the wrong time…

In 1875 Dakota, Sheriff Jamie Carter has to hide his interest in men, even from his gutsy twin sister, Anna. On a good day, the truth can mean a bullet between the eyes, and on a bad, one in the back.

A man on a mission…

Jamie leaves Anna in charge of Blackrock and he hits the bounty hunting trail, along with his faithful equine companion, Houston. Five territories, scores of ‘Wanted’ posters, and many bullets later, his path unexpectedly converges with that of enigmatic loner, Kit Brooks.

Two men with one soul…

Will the smoldering fire between them rage into an inferno and break down protective barriers, allowing them to find love? Or will it separate and kill them?

Beneath Dakota skies…

Jamie and Kit’s story is a sweeping saga of cowboys, Indians, persistent broads, and vengeful villains, where the cowboys aren’t always the good guys, and love can’t be taken for granted.

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The Perfect Wedding

ThePerfectWedding_DVDKeyArt_26_FINALTitle: The Perfect Wedding (2012)
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Length: 1 hour and 22 minutes
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Home for the Christmas holiday, a gay man starts falling for his ex-boyfriend’s lover, not knowing that the relationship is a mere pretense.

Christmas is approaching, and Paul’s adopted sister Alana is coming home for the holidays. This won’t be just a regular family celebration, as she’s recently engaged and the weekend will be spent planning her June wedding with her best friends Roy and Vicki. Problem is that Roy is Paul’s ex-boyfriend, and the two young men haven’t seen each other since their very messy breakup. Nervous about seeing his ex again, Roy talks his good friend Gavin into joining him for the weekend and pretending to be his new boyfriend.

When Paul and Gavin meet, sparks of attraction fly, but Gavin thinks Roy’s still hung up on Paul. This charming romantic comedy is a funny look at family bonds, misunderstandings and the “perfect wedding.”

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Wedding-Kristine-Sutherland/dp/B00FGG60XY

Movie details through IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2151863/

Movie website: http://www.theperfectweddingmovie.com/www.theperfectweddingmovie.com/Home.html

Review: Friends and family are coming together to celebrate Christmas and plan Alana’s summer wedding to her high school sweetheart, Kirk. Among the friends is one of Alana’s best friends Roy, who is also her brother Paul’s ex. A while back Roy told a little white lie to get Alana to stop trying to set him up on random blind dates with every gay man she met, and so now, he’s set to arrive with his “boyfriend” Gavin.

As the movie plays on, we learn that the reason Paul and Roy broke up was that Paul cheated. So when Paul is attracted to Gavin, he tries to hide that attraction due to what happened in the past. After all, as far as he and everyone else knows, Roy and Gavin are an item. Gavin and Paul bond over manuscripts, midnight snacks, a shared insomnia and trying to pull off the perfect wedding for Alana and Kirk. An all too brief but welcomed kiss sends Paul running and Gavin packing. When everyone wakes the next morning to find Gavin gone, will they blame Paul, or help him go after him?

The script for this movie was fantastic! There is the proposed love triangle, misunderstandings and obvious attraction between those three unfolding all the while there is another story running in the background within Alana’s family. And the acting was straight up spot on as well. Not the usual overly dramatic and angsty type of acting that we see in gay movies.

The Perfect Wedding was the Perfect movie! Mostly a romantic comedy with just a teensy bit of drama, a few tears and ending was a happy sigh. If you’re a fan of Rom Com Gay movies, you’ll fall in love with this one. I liked it so much. I think I’ll have to buy it.

Beneath the Stain – Part 3 by Amy Lane

BeneaththeStain3LGTitle: Beneath the Stain part 3

Series: Beneath the Stain

Author: Amy Lane

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (125 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 12th, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Tams

Blurb: Mackey Sanders doesn’t do anything easy, rehab is no exception. Never one to follow orders for the sake of being orderly, Mackey needs a reason, something real, to make him agree to Trav’s terms of getting clean. Trav knows he can’t be Mackey’s only reason to rehabilitate, but before he can convince Mackey of that, he needs to get to the heart of what’s been eating Mackey alive from the moment the band left Tyson.

Can Mackey’s family, can Mackey’s band, survive the fallout of the Mackey telling the truth? More importantly, can Mackey?

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5491

Review: At a promotional event for the band, Mackey is violated by a supposed fan that spiked his beer. Thankfully, Trav and Jefferson get to him first and are able to conceal what happened, for now. But Mackey’s already fragile body reacts violently to the drugs slipped to him and he winds up in the hospital for several days. Trav never leaves his side, and in the end, convinces Mackey to give rehab another try.

It’s a special kind of hell for the guy who has been living a life of secrets and lies for over six years. Mackey truly wants to kick his addiction, but he wants to do it without rehab. He doesn’t want to have to face just how fucked up he is, and that is what the good doctor wants him to do. Talk about his feelings, about the things he wants to keep hidden, about being gay and addicted and about Grant.

Trav is in a sort of purgatory as well, slowly falling in love with the troubled young man who is just barely no longer a kid, one miserable day at a time. Mackey has a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people with his bleach streaked hair, haunted eyes and need to be accepted. The two have settled into an unspoken relationship of sorts, with Trav being the only person Mackey will confide in, the only person he really feels safe with. When Trav hurts himself and has his own stint at the ER, Mackey is right by his side, finally opening up to him about Grant. But if Mackey is going to beat his disease of addiction, he is going to have to deal with the demons of his past once and for all, and that includes telling his family.

While this installment starts out in a dark place, from there the content takes on a different feel. While Mackey is in rehab, trying to hide from himself, he and Trav open up to each other via text messages. By the end neither of them has out right admitted how they feel, but it’s becoming increasingly obvious they are falling in love. Trav tries so hard not to feel anything above friendship for Mackey, but that is a lost cause, you can almost see his heart being led on a string that Mackey holds fast to. And Trav becomes a lifeline for Mackey while he’s in rehab. Young Mackey has spent the last year drowning the voice in his head that tells him right from wrong, and he’d just as soon rather die than hash out the tangled up mess inside him.

With each installment of this serial, the story delves deeper into the soul of Mackey and his demons. As dark as the content is, I’m thoroughly enthralled in this story. I find myself anticipating the next installment, anxious to see where it takes Mackey and his band of misfits and his hopefully, fingers crossed, soon to be lover Trav. But I know, I know Amy Lane and I know she’s going to bring Grant back into the forefront sooner or later. Probably right about the time Mackey and Trav get comfortable with each other Grant will have some earth shattering epiphany about his sexuality. Me, I’m rooting for Mackey and Trav!

Grab your copies of this story and sit back and wait for each week’s next part, much like your favorite TV shows. It is a graphic, violent, and dark depiction of the price of fame, the ghost of addiction and how it affects not just the addict, but also the people that surround them. And I’m loving every minute of it!

Dirty Ross by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

81CC5YzJdcL._SL1500_Title: Dirty Ross
Series: Assassin/Shifter, #22
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Genre: Paranormal and Shifter Romance
Length: Novel (282 pages)
Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing (April 14th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Cole Ryker has been a man on a mission since the second he laid eyes on tall, dark and dirty-talking Ross Collins. That mission? To get the macho Delta Force soldier into his bed and out of his head, putting an end to his obsession. When Ross finally agrees to a date, Cole is overjoyed – and, frankly, rather surprised. Ross is like no man he’s ever met. When one date leads to another and another, the men struggle to sort out their feelings. Ross Collins is in full command of everything in his life. When Cole Ryker hits on him – and keeps hitting on him – something in Ross is drawn to the confident fire fighter and the uncertainty that comes with letting someone else take the lead. Time with Cole is intoxicating, unlike anything Ross could have imagined. He’s falling fast and Cole is right there with him.

But everyone has secrets, don’t they? Ross is hiding the fact that he’s a werewolf, and Cole is terrified his own past relationship will ruin any chance he has of finding happiness with Ross. There’s also the matter of a man from Ross’ past who’s pretty determined to stake his own claim on the soldier. Truths explode as quickly and terrifying as a five-alarm fire, putting relationships in jeopardy and loved ones in danger. Is there an escape or will their love turn to ashes?

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Ross-Assassin-Shifter-Book-ebook/dp/B00JOZFQPQ

Review: Ross Collins refuses to be just another notch in Cole’s bed post, but the gorgeous fire fighter is relentless in his pursuits for the ex Delta Force, sex on a stick member of the Skull Blasters supernatural team. Part of it is Ross’s fear that if anyone finds out the truth about him, that he is in fact a werewolf, they won’t be able to see past that and fear him, leaving him alone still. The other part is simple annoyance, Cole grates on his last good nerve. The problem is that Cole has, in fact, gotten under Ross’s skin.

Since that first glance, Cole Stryker has not been able to get Ross off his mind. As hard as Ross refuses his advances, the harder Cole pours on the attention. When Ross finally succumbs to the constant barrage of affection and says yes to a date with Cole, even Cole is taken aback for a moment. The first thing these two will have to learn is how to communicate. Ross wants to be cherished by his mate, loved like all the other mates he see’s around him daily. Cole thinks that if he gets Ross into bed, that he’ll be able to curb his appetite for the man, wrong! But that first kiss doesn’t go quite as planned. Still, Ross feels something there. But when he tries to slow it down and do things right, Cole bolts. He doesn’t want a relationship with Ross, just a fling, right? Or so he tries to tell himself.

This will prove to be one of the most challenging romances in this series that has more than proven it has sustenance as well as longevity. First, they must learn to talk to each other, and then they have to trust each other with the truth. Cole’s past is something he hides, runs from and refuses to talk to anyone about except his best friend. He’s been hurt, and I mean hurt bad. Ross will have to share his secret with Cole before he’s ready and the man he’s falling in love with doesn’t take it nearly as well as Ross had hoped. Cole says some extremely harsh things and pushes Ross away. When he finally pulls his head out of his ass and realizes that he loves Ross, unconditionally, will it be enough for Ross to forgive him for the words he said out of anger, fear and confusion?

Dirty Ross definitely earns its title. When these two hook up, it’s dirty dirty! But it’s so passionate and sensual that neither of them knows what to do with it. As I said, Cole has been hurt so he is not used to someone being gentle and loving, caring about his needs first. Ross has waited so long for his mate that he wants everything to be perfect. He’ll have to adjust his views on love and commitment as well, as nothing in life is perfect, and it isn’t for any of the other mates either. Can these two find the balance that is perfect for them?

I love the constantly continuing stories that flow throughout all the books in this series. Each instalment is engaging and intriguing as there are always new twists and turns. While it would seem each member of the skull blaster team and/or the shifters has a specific purpose, that purpose is ever evolving and weaving itself with the other characters in the series. New challenges, new characters and new loves make themselves known in Dirty Ross. I cannot wait for the next book in this series, seriously hoping that it’s Killian and Stone! This is the best M/M sifter series there is out there today. Simply a must read, but start at the beginning with A Marked Man (book 1) if you haven’t started the series yet.

Jacob, King of Portalia by Casey Clubb Spotlight, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, today I am bringing you Casey Clubb with her YA/MG fantasy (and yes it is very suitable for adults 😉 ) Jacob, King of Portablia, we have a fantastic giveaway where there’s five copies of this beauty to win and there’s my review. So guys I will leave you to it and remember to leave a comment <3 ~Pixie~   

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Jacob, King of Portalia

(The Pillars of Life 01)

by

Casey Clubb

Jacob is the only one who can protect us all from a vengeful lunatic.

But Jacob’s a tiny sixth grader who’s scared of his own shadow. And his only known talent is hiding.

A misfit in his own home, a boy out of place in his own skin, Jacob has been hiding all his life–in his head, or behind his only friend.

His kind of different just isn’t accepted.

He thought hiding would keep him safe. But he was wrong.

For Jacob’s hiding has buried more than one truth, more than one secret. Including a destiny and a duty that are his to fulfill.

And a powerful talent. One that could doom his people.

Or save them…if he can find the courage to stop hiding from the thing that terrifies him the most–the truth about who he is:

A boy who likes boys.
A boy with a destiny foretold in an ancient legend.
A boy whose love could save us all.

Genre: YA/MG Fantasy, GLBT story
Publication Date: September 16, 2014

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