Ryde the Lightening by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Sandrine-72dpi-1500x2000 2Title: Ryde the Lightening
Series: The Twelve Olympians, #5 (this is a companion series to the Assassin/Shifter series by the same author)
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Genre: Paranormal/Shifter Romance
Length: Novel (165 pages)
Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing (April 30th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Siberian pack alpha Dane Durov endured a lot in his young life and managed to survive, so he always assumed that he had a special purpose in life. If he’d had to guess, though, ‘bodyguard to the child of an Olympian god’ wouldn’t have been his first guess.

Frankly, he still thought it sounded like something out of a romance writer’s imagination. Romance. The mere word reminds Dane that love brings nothing but exploding pain. A man had ripped his heart out and left him hollow, but spending time with Ryder Winters is weakening Dane’s defenses. The young demigod is sweet, caring, beautiful — and dangerous. Dane finds himself daring to laugh again — but love?

Ryder Winters is shocked — no, stunned beyond reason — when he finds out that Zeus is his biological father. Zeus. The god of the sky and ruler of all Olympian gods. As a demigod under constant threat, Ryder needs around-the-clock protection. He struggles to deal with his newfound superpowers, but he also battles his growing feelings for his guardian, Dane Durov.

A trip to Siberia with Dane intensifies the confusion and adds lust and love to the mix for Ryder as he comes face to face with the past Dane has been trying to forget.

Things spiral out of control as Ryder’s powers are unleashed and Dane struggles to come to terms with his growing love for the man he’s willing to protect at any cost.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Ryde-Lightning-12-Olympians-Book-ebook/dp/B00WW1I250

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Dane Durov is a transplant Skull Blaster, having joined the team when he was rescued from the Rogue’s in Siberia, sadly only after they’d killed most of his pack members. He is a big, brooding, bad ass werewolf that doesn’t trust easily. He loved once, had a mate, but that love was broken when Markus learned he was a shifter.

Then it was shattered when Markus died.

Part of the reason he keeps Ryder at arm’s length is because Ryder is so young and beautiful, and has an opportunity to live such a full life, without all the baggage Dane would bring into a relationship. Mostly it’s because Dane has locked his heart and thrown away the key.

Ryder has been to hell and back in his young life, literally, just to survive. When he came out to his parents they tried to drown him, and since then his love of the water has turned into a guttural fear. A fear he is working hard to overcome. Ryder makes great progress with the help of his protector, one sexy shifter with a bad attitude.

The writing is on the wall for these two, but Dane is nothing if not stubborn. And even after he succumbs to his feelings for the young, delicious Olympian, Dane manages to piss off the young man who has control over the lightning. Dane will have to say goodbye to the pain of his past if he stands a chance at a future with Ryder.

This book was just so much fun. I absolutely love Gasq-Dion’s dry, witty sense of humor that bleeds over into her characters. One of my favorite lines in the story, “what if lightening shoots out my dick?” and that is just one of many one liners that had me rolling while I was reading this book. It’s not all fun and games though.

There is the constant threat of attack from the army of Rogues, and they surely have a knack for popping up at the wrong time. And then we learn that Ryder’s parents are coming up for parole, so on top of everything else he has going on in his life, he has to consider whether or not he wants to testify at the hearing.

The perfect balance of drama, angst, humor and action all circulate to complete this latest addition to the Olympians series. Just a couple of side notes… a missing Olympian is found in this book and I’m intrigued. There is something mentioned about Thor, or a distant relative. It looks like Nate might be getting him a little sum sumthin!

And close to thirty books into this world (between the Assassin/Shifter books and the Twelve Olympians books) I am still completely engaged, engrossed and enamored with this world and these characters Gasq-Dion has created.

A MUST read for any shifter fans out there. But if you like paranormal romance, some kick ass characters and intricately plotted storylines, then you are going to love this series. You really have to start at the beginning though. At the very least, start with the first Olympian story, if not the first Assassin/Shifter story.

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Batty Bwoy by Max-Arthur Mantle

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Series: N/A
Author: Max-Arthur Mantle
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (85 pages)
Publisher: Max-Arthur Mantle (14 April 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: The coming of age story of Mark Palmer, a black, gay, Jamaican where “Boom bye bye inna batty bwoy head” (meaning, gunshot to gay men) has replaced the island’s motto “Out of many one people.” The son of an overbearing, absentee, neglectful mother, he is thrust in an environment that requires a thick skin from torments and socio-economic disparities. Suppressing his “gay tendencies” to detract being bashed or murdered, he migrates to America and breaks free from the closet to a world where he is disenfranchised and arrested. As his life spirals from bad choices, he clings to desperate measures and finds hope.

ISBN: 9780578160160

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Batty-Bwoy-Max-Arthur-Mantle-ebook/dp/B00WAI9QUA/

Reviewer: Prime

Review: When I first received this book for review, I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it. I have to admit the title had me a little reluctant because when I see the word “batty” I think of it as the slang for “crazy”, as in “the lady’s gone completely batty”. Instead, batty bwoy (and other variations), I found out with a quick bit of research, is a Jamaican phrase for gay, bisexual or simply an effeminate man. At this point I was now intrigued.

Batty Bwoy is the first book published by Max-Arthur Mantle and is an interesting and riveting read. The writing style is more like a memoir rather than a traditional third person narrative but it was still engaging. The best way I can describe it is that the story links up a number of events in the life of a character making a very cohesive and pleasing narrative. It follows the life of the main character Mark.

Literally, from conception where we are introduced to his parents’ way back in 1969 a couple of years (I think) before Mark was even born. The moment that Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give you Up’ is mentioned, for those familiar, not only will you instantly get the song in your head (and now you have it in your head too! Ha!) But you will also know that we are towards the end of the eighties by now. But as soon as I made that realisation, we were going through the nineties too.

This is culturally very interesting as well. Mark, the ‘batty bwoy’ of the title, was born in Jamaica – lived in Jamaica too – though it gets rather complicated when I start thinking of his home life. Being that the author is Jamaican, who am I to argue with his reflection of Jamaican society. I also like how Jamaican characters spoke “in Jamaican”, for lack of a better word. I, for someone whose only knowledge of Jamaica is from some reggae and watching the movie Cool Runnings as a child, this was a learning experience.

This is an interesting and gritty read; this is basically a quick tour of gay rights, etc. through the eyes of one person. Really, all I can say that this is a story about a life, a man who just happens to be Jamaican and gay, and it’s a real interesting life that has been woven for him.

I particularly like the ending; it gives hope without giving too much away. It’s interesting to see how Mark as a character has changed through the years of self-discovery from a child to ending up as a 29-year-old man who hasn’t quite finished growing up. But as I said, there is always hope.

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

Justice Prevails by Morticia Knight Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have Morticia Knight visiting us today with her newest release Justice Prevails the third book in the Sin City Uniforms series. We have an exclusive excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Tams review so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Justice Prevails

(Sin City Uniforms 03)

Morticia Knight

Never judge a sexy man by his cover.

Detective Beau Williams is hard-working, dedicated, and professional. He enjoys the finer things in life, but with his heavy caseload that includes what Beau suspects is a new serial killer, he has no time to enjoy much of anything. What the tall redhead needs is someone to shake him up a little.

Investigative Technician Austin Kent never met a snarky joke he didn’t like – or a set of stairs that couldn’t trip him up. One night after a devastating episode at work, Austin sees something else he likes – the handsome detective he’s seen around the station whom he’s always wondered about. But after he makes a drunken fool of himself in front of Detective Williams, he’s sure there’s no hope.

Beau and Austin’s worlds collide right away when Austin is sent to pick up some evidence at the station. Amidst a myriad of twists and turns in the troubling serial killer style murders of Vegas conventioneers, Austin and Beau discover that there’s more to the other than they’d originally thought. There might even be more they’d like to give – unless the killer has the final say.

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Fourth and Long by Michele M. Rakes Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, we have Michele M. Rakes stopping by for a visit today with the blog tour for her latest release Fourth and Long, we have a great character interview, we have a fantastic excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and KathyMac’s review. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Fourth and Long


Michele M. Rakes

Irus Beaumont, cornerback for the Highlanders, has an issue with his nemesis: wideout for the Pirates, Jackson McCoy. Partly jealous over Jackson’s skill and ability to scrub coverage, Irus also struggles against an unbearable attraction to the receiver. Firmly ensconced in the closet, Irus also has a no football player rule, leaving his desires for Jackson unfulfilled. Anti-gay sentiment in the league keeps Irus closeted, even though he’d rather be out and proud.

When Jackson McCoy suffers a gay bashing at the hands of his team mates after winning the national championship, he finds himself traded to the Highlanders. Spring training brings out Jackson’s competitive nature, eliciting the aggression of his new team’s cornerback, Irus Beaumont.

In practice, Irus hurts Jackson badly. The injury places Jackson on the reserve roster. Jacks has plenty of time to contemplate his life, career, and his attraction to the sexy cornerback. Off to Orlando for the best rehab where guilt inspires Irus to call him every evening, Jackson can’t stop thinking about Irus, or what the season holds for his team.

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Uncovering Ray by Edie Dansford

uncovering-rayTitle: Uncovering Ray
Author: Edie Danford
Series: Ellery College, #1
Genre: New Adult Romance
Length: Novel (309 pages)
ISBN: 9781619226418
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (April 28th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Reviewer: Zane
Blurb: When the right love uncovers the wrong secrets…

Hey, man–you a chick or a dude? Dealing with the same old boring question is a downer for college drop-out Ray Fayette, especially when it’s asked by the low-tipping, over-privileged students at the Ellery Diner.

When six-foot-five, muscle-bound straight arrow Wyatt Kelly publicly smacks down a fellow frat bother for caveman behavior, Ray’s interest is sparked. Wyatt’s not-so-subtle attraction sparks a few other things too.

But getting to know Wyatt proves dangerous. His sexy smiles and smart questions slide under even Ray’s prickliest defenses. Worse, his academic mentor happens to be Ray’s ex-stepfather, the dictatorial jerk who just kicked Ray out of his house. Again.

Wyatt suggests a housing arrangement that has surprising appeal—there’s space available at his frat house—but he’s unaware just how complicated Ray’s “identity issues” are. Ellery College kicked out Ray for a reason—a reason that could deep-six Wyatt’s academic career and Ray’s newly hopeful heart.

Purchase Link: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5411/uncovering-ray

Review: Edie Danford’s “Uncovering Ray” brings us into the genderqueer world – a world where the individual does not identify as either male or female. Is Ray a boy or a girl? Does it matter? Perhaps it wasn’t supposed to, but it did matter to me. I wanted to just go with the flow and be this really cool person and just feel like “Well that’s just Ray, not a ‘he’ or a ‘she” but nope. I fell into the trap. The whole book, I wanted to know. Is Ray male? Is Ray female?

Wyatt succeeded where I failed. Apparently he took one look at Ray and that was it for him. While I applaud and appreciate this, I never felt I got a true glimpse into Wyatt’s head in that regard. I wanted to know if Wyatt questioned himself, questioned Ray’s gender. That being said I loved Wyatt. I loved the idea of a guy being just that cool. He seemed older than his years… whereas Ray seemed younger.

The story itself is of Ray, who Ray is, with and without Wyatt. Ray is messed up, much like many young adults that find themselves in the unique position of not identifying specifically with one particular gender. Ray’s history is a little vague at times, but you do see the struggle, the battle with family, society and self to be, quite simply, Ray.

While the first half of the book seemed to move a little slowly for me, it was the lead in, the build-up for the conflict and strife ahead. There is romance and sex; there’s angst, upset and resolution, all of which surprisingly had me in tears, both happy and sad. I’m not much for book crying, but Ray tugged at my heart.

It is eventually revealed whether Ray is female or male.

Surprisingly, as much as I wanted to know, the reveal defeated the point for me. If it really didn’t matter, then Ray should have remained… Ray.

Kudos to the author for some really difficult accomplishments – while I’ve read other genderqueer books, this is the first that did not inundate me with excessive use of pronouns, did not have me stopping every few paragraphs to wonder whose point of view I was reading. A main character without a specific gender role is not easy to read, and really, for a good part of the book, there was no male, no female. There was only Ray.

The start of this series has definitely captivated and held my interest. I’ll be eagerly awaiting the second book, simply because I want to read whatever it is that Edie Danford is writing next. If you’re looking for straight up MM or even MF this is not for you. If you’re willing to read something different and think you can keep an open mind, take a chance and give this a go. It challenged me; I think it might challenge you. Who knows? You might come out of the read looking at things a little bit differently; I know I did.

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

Blood on the Mountain by P.D. Singer ~ Audiobook

BloodontheMountainAUDLgTitle: Blood on the Mountain
Series:  The Mountains, #4
Author: P.D. Singer
Genre: Contemporary
Narrator: Finn Sterling
Length: 6 hours and 48 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (01-13-2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Jake Landon thinks a second ranger season in the Colorado Rockies with Kurt Carlson is close enough to heaven, and a national forest is big enough to be his closet. Pharmacy school—and the luxuries of electricity and running water—can wait, maybe forever, as long as Jake doesn’t have to come out. He doesn’t plan on Kurt’s vision of his future being as narrow and direct as the single track roads through the trees.

“Your future, your fear, and me,” Kurt tells Jake. “You can have two of the three, so choose wisely.” Jake may have no choices left after they stumble on armed men guarding a beautiful but deadly crop that doesn’t belong among the pines and spruces. Angry men with guns are only one danger in the Colorado wilderness, and Jake’s reluctance to come out is now his smallest problem.

Kurt’s skills and Jake’s silver tongue may not be enough to get them out of this mess—how much of the blood shed on the mountain will be theirs?

Product Link(s): http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Blood-on-the-Mountain-Audiobook/B00S5HOUYM


Reviewer: Tams

Review: Jake and Kurt are back where it all started pulling another Ranger season in the Rockies, the two twin cots are stacked in the corner and they are still sleeping on the bed they bought and moved into the cabin. The fridge is still hanging by a rope. Buried in the cold water that lies at the feet of the log they made love next to for the first time. And sadly, Jake is still hanging more than just clothes in his closet.

When they stumble upon a field of flowers that should not be in the Rockies, all hell breaks loose and Jake winds up critically injured. It forces him to retire from the Rangers and separates him and Kurt. So Jake has to make a decision, Kurt gave him a choice…

“Your fear, your future, and me… You can have two of the three, so choose wisely.”

Let me start by saying that several times throughout this story I wanted to beat the shit out of Jake. Kurt has the patience of a saint I assure you. I was about ready to stop the audio and chalk this one up to a DNF when the proverbial shit hit the fan and suddenly, I was fully invested again.

So kudos to Singer for taking me to the brink and then reeling back in again like a flopping sea bass! The circumstance surrounding Jake’s injury made my head spin, I can’t say more, let’s just say spoilers, you’ll have to read for yourself, its great suspense and personal agony though.

As crazy as Jake drives me sometimes, I’m so invested in these two characters. I have to continue on their crazy, sometimes deadly, and always entertaining journey with them with each and every story. The suspense in this particular installment was taken up a notch from the Ski resort fiasco, I was on the edge of my seat, literally, and I almost fell!

Finn Sterling continues his role as narrator for Singers words, and I am so happy this author hasn’t gone the way several authors of series have as of late, changing narrators too far into the mix. Sterling has a certain tone set for these two characters… Kurt is the protector, while Jake may be a little bit bigger than him and they are a versatile couple, Kurt always has this protective bravado circling him and Sterling delivers that in spades.

I got a little misty eyed at the end a couple of times. In the hospital and then when Kurt stole the tanker to drive out to the college to see Jake. And let me just say, I adore Jake’s mother so much after this book. You’ll see why at the very end, god love her! Anywho, just be prepared for a bit of angst and drama and indecisiveness from Jake for the first half of the book.

These guys are so smexy when they get going though that you can’t help but be drawn in.

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Unexpected Alpha by Amber Kell

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Series: N/A
Author: Amber Kell
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (69 pages)
Publisher: Amber Kell (April 12th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: All profits from this book will be donated to the Autism Society of Washington.

Stanley didn’t expect his life to change when he went jogging one night. Barely surviving a dog attack he woke in a strange bed with odd urges. He didn’t mind the sexy man hovering over him. In fact if Fen wished to join him in bed he’d have no objections.

Fenris wanted the Alpha at his first growl. The sexy man’s commanding air and sweet smile were a combination out of Fen’s hottest dreams. Unfortunately family issues and outside forces tried to push the lovers apart and keep them from their happily ever after.

Faced with opposition Stanley did the only thing he could. He let everyone know that the new alpha on the block wouldn’t accept anyone getting between him and his man.

ISBN: 978-1-31037-803-4

Purchase Link(s): http://www.amberkellbooks.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=101



Reviewer: Leigh

Review: Stanley is minding his own business running in the park at night when he is attacked by what turns out to be a rapid alpha werewolf. So starts the journey for Stanley into the world of the paranormal. Lucky for him he is not alone as his new mate Fen is there to help him.

With a wacky cast of secondary characters and an annoying villain, this was an awesome little short. Stanley and Fen are just so cute together. They are a perfect match from the start. This was fast paced with off the wall dialogue, hilarious scenes, spicy sex, and a happy ending.

I can’t help loving a book by Amber Kell. They always make me laugh and just enjoy reading them. This was no different. And really what more could you ask for, except maybe for more.

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

Naughty Nekos by Shawn Bailey

naughtynekosTitle: Naughty Nekos
Series: N/A
Author: Shawn Bailey
Genre: Interracial/ Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (146 Pages)
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (March 11, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Middle-school teacher Jordan James is walking home from school late one evening in the rain and sees a black cat in a box trying to keep dry. He takes the poor thing home, dries it, pets it, and feeds it some milk. The cat looks at him with beautiful green eyes and purrs at him. At that moment, the lonely introvert Jordan decides to keep the kitty as a pet.

Sasha the cat gets caught in a torrential rain fall on a deserted street in Tokyo, Japan and finds protection in a discarded box. Then along comes a man with an umbrella and a briefcase who offers him shelter from the storm. He is everything Sasha has ever wanted in a master…kind, considerate, and handsome.

But can he risk sharing his secret with someone who looks like he’s afraid of his own shadow?

ISBN: 978-1-63259-036-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/naughty-nekos

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is a very unique story that was a fascinating tale. I must admit that there is something about it that makes it a tad bit hard to actually fall in love with but the story comes pretty close. It is told in such a way that will keep you captivated and also wondering at the same time. I was trying to figure out how the others will meet their mate when this did not state a series, so I will sit back and hope for one.

Jordan is originally from the United States but teaches in Japan. There is a mixture of feelings coming from him about it all. He has a soft heart for others, and he proves it when he picks up a cute kitten that was stuck in the rain. Won’t he be surprised to find out that cute little kitten is in fact a full-grown man?

Sasha is a shape shifter who is also a demon. He and his brothers had been once human, until a witch cast a spell and transformed them. They had been sold several times and used for making money. Their last master was quite evil and wanted them back.

The one who holds the book of shadows and the orb controls them. When Jordan saves him, not only is he turned the hell on but he has found their new master. Now if only Jordan is just up for the whole thing. Let’s just say Sasha is very ready to fill Jordan up.

This is a cute story that has a bit of danger in it that will keep your attention. It gave me almost everything I could ask for in a story. I had a blast reading it and would recommend reading it. Sasha at first seems like a little cutie but he is in fact very strong and protective of his new mate. I am not too sure which one I love more though.

Guess I will just have to read it more than once.

Good for Me by Aeryn Tyler

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Series: For Me, #1
Author: Aeryn Tyler (Jaden)
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (192 words)
Publisher: Aeryn Tyler (22 Dec 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Tyler is a young college professor whose main trait is his clumsiness. His quirky habit of just blurting the stray thoughts running through his brain usually lands him in trouble. He needs a keeper, if you ask Bain.

Bain would like nothing more that to accept the role of Tyler’s keeper. And introduce him to all the things the geeky prof has ignored until now. If only things were simpler. The timing couldn’t be worse for meeting a guy he really liked.

Things get even messier when Tyler is attacked and ends up in medical care not once…but twice. Misunderstandings and Tyler’s lack of experience just top the situation.

Will they sort it out? Or will their attraction lead them only to more trouble?


Product Link: http://www.amazon.com.au/Good-Me-Aeryn-Jaden-ebook/dp/B00RBRBG12

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This book has a fun formula – a nerdish, bookish young professor meets a new, sexy student who once was a security guard at the college plus being rather mysterious. Simple premise and overall it is quite enjoyable, which is why it was so painful for me to rate so low. To quote Mal from Firefly, “honestly, there could be tears”. So first off, I’ll go through why this is a great story.

First off the main characters, Tyler and Bain: Tyler is cute, sexy and completely nerdy while Bain is hall, hunky and very much a macho man. They have great chemistry together. There was also some great banter as well as a rather intriguing clash in their personalities. Then there are a couple of minor characters that spark my interest, particularly Tyler’s brother (complicated but I will come back to him later). The story itself flowed well and kept me turning the page despite what I am about to outline next. The point is, I cannot tell you enough how much I loved this story.

However, there is a big, big, big, BUT!

It’s the editing that has really got me wanting to cry. There is multiple times where words are misspelled by one or two letters, leading to the misuse of words. I normally would not point this out because no book is perfect and there is usually one minor silly grammatical error or another in every book. Here, you can’t go a more than a couple of pages without at least one error (I really did want to cry when in the middle of a good scene there were two on one page). Normally, this type of thing would turn me off of reading but I went on because of the story.

Which leads me back to Tyler’s brother, Sean: he is al mysterious and I get why (you will too if you read the book and get some of his back story). Particularly in the first half of the book, there was something missing about Sean and his story. I can’t put my finger on it but I really did want more of him in some capacity.

There was also a part of a chapter which was written Sean’s his POV, a rather large deviation from after only hearing from Tyler and Bain. The book is entirely first person which made this all the more confusing. I had to go back and read a few times to realise which character I was reading. It was interesting, but it needed to be flagged more clearly.

The reason why I’ve harped on about Sean so long is because he is a main character for the next book in this series, which despite my misgivings on this one. I really do look forward to reading.

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Home Run by Willa Okati

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Series: Mighty Casey, # 2
Author: Willa Okati
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (111 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (July 29th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: If opposites attract—and in this case, they do—then Casey and Nate fit like puzzle pieces. Though married for a year and still rocking the honeymoon lifestyle, Casey’s starting to feel like it’s time for the next big challenge.

Casey’s never been interested in having kids, but knows Nate would love a family of their own and would be a fantastic father. He thinks he’s ready to put aside past prejudices, but he knows it’s not the kind of decision you make on a whim. Nate only wants to have a family with Casey if Casey wants it just as much. Neither would accept anything less.

The annual Rule family reunion is the perfect time and place for Casey to take his hopes for a test drive and inform his choice. He’ll have plenty of chances to practice—with Nate’s ménage-a-parents and seven sisters, there’s a smorgasbord of family to observe and a half-dozen babies to test his limits.

(And a few games to play. This is Nate, after all!)

Is Casey ready to grant Nate his wish to become a dad and wind up the pitch for a proper “home” run?

ISBN: 9781623004088

Purchase Link(s): http://www.loose-id.com/mighty-casey-home-run.html

Reviewer: RG

Review: This book starts where Mighty Casey ended. Hot, sexy and great secondary Characters abound.

Casey and Nate are getting ready to go to Nate’s family reunion when Casey pulls up to Nate’s school. He gets met by Kenneth and told that Nate is running the practice for the kindergartener’s pee wee soccer team. This being Nate and Casey they have to pull over once for a sex break, before they get to Nate’s family home in the Appalachian Mountains.

Nate’s parental unit is a threesome, his mother, Zadie and his dads Smokey Joe and Rudy. Then there is Nate’s Seven Sisters and their husbands and kids. More than a full house. Speaking of that the house is almost a character in itself as it has had many additions added to it and it is a running joke that if a new comer ask for directions to the nearest bathroom that you can’t get there from here.

It is decided that Nate and Casey, in honor of the marriage, will be the Lords of Misrule for this gathering. So they get to determine what games are played Nate take’s charge of Outdoor activities and Casey indoor activities. While at the reunion Casey is deciding whether he is ready to have children with Nate. Nate who can read him like a book knows this and tells him that he shouldn’t decide by what he thinks Nate would want, but only if he was ready. It turns out that Casey is a child whisperer, able to settle the most cantankerous and cranky children in just a few minutes.

Eamon a secondary character is at the family reunion for the first time. Zeke, his fiancé, is on a commercial fishing boat and unable to attend. so Eamon is going for him. Eamon is shy and sweet and he and Zeke have been together since high school, but only became engaged after they finished college.

Nate, as a surprise for Eamon, goes to pick up Zeke from the airport. When Zeke was able to make a surprise trip home for the reunion. And to mask why he went, Mimi, Roger, and Kenneth are brought to the homestead first. Let just say, that the scene when Zeke arrives during the firework display and helped Eamon to light his firework. The reunion of them is touching and I would love to read their story.

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Shifting Cargo by Tina Blenke Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Tina Blenke stopping by today on the blog tour for her latest release Shifting Cargo, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Shorty’s review. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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Shifting Cargo

(Shifting Paradigm 03)

Tina Blenke

Ramey’s world is shattered when his brother dies suddenly. He tries to go through the motions, day by agonizing day, doing the best that he can at his job, but it’s not enough. Months of depression escalates into alcohol use and drug abuse to numb the pain. For the past year, he’s been dreading meeting with his lawyer and accepting his brother’s death. The pain becomes too much to bear and Ramey is caught with cocaine at work and fired immediately. When he hits rock bottom, he realizes that he’s disrespecting his brother’s memory and checks himself into rehab with the help of an unlikely friend.

Londyn’s life is perfect living as a wolf Shifter in the Pack Lands. He’s been working in the family business and happy living in his cabin in the woods. Londyn has high expectations for the perfect mate to make his life complete.

Can Ramey accept his destiny as a Shifter’s mate? And is his love for the wolf Shifter worth leaving behind the demons and the only world he’s ever known?

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Lock and Key by T. Strange Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have T. Strange popping in to show off her brand new release Lock and Key, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant review so check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Lock and Key


T. Strange

After meeting Terry at a motorcycle show, Gavin is sure he’s found the man of his dreams. While he’s fantasized about BDSM for years, Gavin has never had a play partner and Terry is happy to teach him. After playing together for a few months, Terry has to leave on a business trip. Terry gives Gavin the key to his apartment so Gavin can sleep in, but Gavin isn’t sure he’s ready for that level of commitment. While he likes and trusts Terry—and loves the kinky sex they have together—Gavin has to decide which he can’t give up: Terry, or his freedom.

Part one was originally published as Boots and Leather by Torquere Press.

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The Luxorian Fugitive by Mann Ramblings Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Mann Ramblings popping in with his blog tour for his debut novel The Luxorian Fugitive, Mann has written a short post about how he came to the MM fiction world, we have a brilliant excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and my review, so check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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The Luxorian Fuditive

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Mann Ramblings

Sergeant Liam Jacks is the security chief of transport vessel, The Santa Claus. He travels the planetary cluster with Marc Danverse, his best friend and captain, seeking to escape his tortured past and find some peace of mind.

Having been through a civil war together, Danverse and Liam are close. Maybe too close….

All that changes when mysterious stranger, Hadrian Jamison, an escaped Adonirati, books passage to Alpha Centauri. Can he be trusted? Can the stories of his past be believed?

As Liam’s fascination with Hadrian grows, jealousy threatens to tear apart his friendship with Danverse.

When Hadrian’s owner shows up, Liam is forced to go against orders in order to launch a rescue mission to save him.

The ensuing conflict may be more than any of them expected.

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Where There's Smoke by Cari Z. Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Cari Z. stopping by with her newest release Where There’s Smoke, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and my review, so enjoy the post of this great book where the villain gets his man and leave a comment (with email address in the comment) <3 ~Pixie~

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Where There’s Smoke

(Panopolis 01)

Cari Z.

Panopolis is a rough place to be an average Joe. I came here looking for adventure and excitement, but nobody cares about one more normal guy in a city filled with super-powered heroes. The closest I’ve come to glory is working in a bank that villains often rob.

But then I maybe accidentally-on-purpose helped a villain escape the hero who was trying to save the day. Imagine my shock when, a week later, that villain asked me out for coffee. One date turned into more, and now I’m head over heels in love with Raul.

Falling in love with the guy dubbed the Mad Bombardier isn’t without its downsides, though. I’ve had to deal with near-death encounters with other villains, awkwardly flirtatious heroes who won’t take no for an answer, and a lover I’m not sure I can trust. It’s getting to the point where I know I’ll have to make a choice: side with the heroes, or stand fast by my villain.

Either way, I think my days as a normal guy are over.

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In-Decision by Sue Brown Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Sue Brown stopping by today with her newest release In-Decision, the second book in the Left at the Crossroads series, we have a great excerpt, a wonderful giveaway and my review. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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(Left at the Crossroads 02)

Sue Brown

Little Mowbury is a sleepy English village deep in the Cotswolds. The kind of village where you’re only a local if your lineage can be traced back to the dinosaurs. Where you can find everything in the single village shop from morning newspapers to dry-cleaning, and getting your shoes mended. And, of course, where everybody knows everybody else’s business. It’s easy to find… you can’t miss it… just ask anyone and they’ll tell you… “It’s left at the crossroads.”

Eighteen months ago Jason Havers lost the love of his life and it’s time to move on. Applying for the position of chef in a sleepy country pub, a million miles away from his previous life, may well be the fresh start he needs. His new employers immediately take him under their wing and before long he finds himself with a passel of new friends and a job he loves. What he doesn’t expect is Tom, a gorgeous midwife, who stirs up feelings he’s not ready to deal with.

But when someone from his previous life turns up in Little Mowbury, will Jason be able to keep them from revealing the secret he’s been keeping from those he’s come to love?

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Subjection by Alicia Cameron

Demoted1-Subjection_Reveal_MEDTitle: Subjection
Series: Demoted 01
Author: Alicia Cameron
Genre: Sci-Fi/Futuristic/Slave-fic
Length: Novell (196 pages)
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing (28 April 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4
Blurb: In a world where intellect and achievement are valued above all else, a young man risks everything to save his brother from a life of slavery. Thrown into a harsh, unyielding world where slaves are treated as less than animals, Sascha struggles to come to terms with everything he knows being ripped away from him, but a life of success could never prepare him for his life as one of the Demoted. Sinking lower and lower, Sascha begins to lose hope, but the whim of a mysterious, wealthy man has the potential to change all that.

Cashiel has a dark history that he guards carefully. Between family and business and politics, he rarely has time for a slave, much less a lover. But when he sees a young man who reminds him of the very history he is trying to escape, he makes an impulse decision that he’s not sure whether to regret or not. The slave could expose everything, or he could be the most valuable asset that Cashiel has ever acquired.

Cashiel and Sascha share desires, hopes, and a home. Each man is limited by status, hindered by history, and desperate to succeed.

The question is, will that be enough?

ISBN: 9781622342242

Product Link: http://forbidden-fiction.com/library/story/AC2-1.000202

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This was a really interesting read, although up front I am going to say you should stay clear if you take issue to reading a main character who suffers slave-type sexual exploitation and abuse (not necessarily from the other main character, but it is borderline). It is a very specific genre but I feel in the unrecognisable world created it works well.

Sascha became a slave in order to save his brother. He became a sex slave but is badly abused at the brothel where he worked. But the knight in not so shiny armour, Cashiel, buys Sascha when he needs to find a slave for Peace Day celebrations. It’s nowhere near as sleazy as it sounds, I assure you. These characters work well together and it really helps that we get to read the story from both Sascha and Cashiel’s POV. There is more to both Cashiel and Sascha than meets the eyes and their story is definitely not at an end. The next instalment shall prove interesting.

But I am left wondering what type of world where after another two further world wars is society so severely deteriorated that the “demoted” – basically those without a high IQ – are sterilised and brutalised in order to completely recondition them to become slaves?

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

A Future for His Werewolf Warrior by Anya Byrne

711b61ed2345832e4866df1465d409ea1a54f1baTitle: A Future for His Werewolf Warrior
Series: Lone Wolf Pack, #6
Author: Anya Byrne
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (130 Pages)
Publisher: Anya Byrne (February 28, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: For decades, Mathias Girard has been convinced Will Orwell is his mate. It is painful for him to know that Will belongs to someone else and is forever out of his reach. But when Will’s son Jessie desperately needs Mathias’s help, Mathias doesn’t hesitate and rushes to his aid. He does not expect his visit to the Lone Wolf Pack to lead him to his actual destined mate. Ward Bennett.

It takes but a moment—the moment Mathias’s eyes meet Ward’s—for him to realize he had it all wrong. His heart finally finds its true north, no longer torn apart by self-deception and grief. But things aren’t about to go smoothly for Mathias. They never do.

Ward comes to Willow Cove in an attempt to hide from his past. Seeking refuge in the small town that his mother once called home, he finds a love he was not looking for, and is thrust into a world he is completely unprepared for.

Between the bright flare of passion, the desperate desire to understand, and the uncertainties that plague them, the two men have their work cut out for them. Can Ward open his heart to his unlikely partner despite all of his doubts? Can Mathias finally build a future for himself and his new family?

ISBN: 978-1-31033-775-8

Product Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/523553

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Mathias has been alive for many centuries. He is part werewolf warrior and Sidhe who has been in quite a bit of pain. Mathias had always assumed that Will was his mate. He had taken Will in when he had been deserted by his mate and left him pregnant with his son. They had spent many years together as friends. Even helping Will take care of Jessie.

The problem was Will had not felt the same way as Mathias did. He felt abandoned when Will left with Jessie. He knew that he had to let him go. Then Will mated with Dean and it tore Mathias up.

So much so that Mathias had fought with Dean, tearing his and Will’s friendship apart. Now many years later, Will has asked for his help. Jessie was having a difficult pregnancy and Will was afraid for his life. He had always been drawn to where Will lived. But it is not until he is hit by a car, that he has found the reason why. The driver was his mate, and his mate was somehow related to Will.

Ward has been hurt by not only his lover, but his sister. His lover had turned around and married his sister. Telling him that he had to be straight. It didn’t stop Peter from calling him though. Now he has hit a wolf and finds out that wolf is in fact also a man. A man that he is drawn to, but has trouble with the fact that he reminds Mathias of Will.

It takes a bit of pain to bring happiness in the end. That and the dangers that come for them, their lives will never be the same.
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Julian's Forever by A.J. Jarrett

juliansforeverTitle: Julian’s Forever
Series: Warriors of the Light, # 12
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (122 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (April 18th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Daniel Young is battling terminal cancer and using what time he has left to find answers to who killed his best friend, no matter what danger it puts him in. With nothing left to live for what does Daniel have to lose?

Julian Salva joined the Warriors of the Light to help put a stop to the evil trying to take over the world and to find his nephew. Never in a million years did he expect to meet a fearless human on his latest mission. The man infuriates Julian with his lack of caution and inability to follow an order. For reasons unknown to Julian he’s falling for the human. If only Daniel was his mate.

Nothing is ever as it seems but there’s no time to find out all the answers. With Daniel’s life hanging in the balance Julian will risk everything for a man he barely knows. Julian prays that this time, time is on his side.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-227-9

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/julians-forever

Reviewer: Leigh

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

After everything Julian has been through he definitely deserves a mate. I have to say that Daniel is really the perfect one for him.

These two are super high on the sweetness meter.

Not to say they aren’t sexy, because damn right they are. The sex between them was super-hot. But also touching, and somewhat sad at times too.

Daniel knew he was dying so he was determined to figure out who killed him best friend before it was too late. Even as he falls for Julian he knows time it limited. He just wants to complete his goal and save up enough memories to get through till the end.

Julian has suffered at lot at the hands of his dark family. He finds happiness in Daniel’s arms. But because Daniel does not have a scent mate he knows it’s just for a little while.

Once again the dark baddies are up to no good. But it does lead to a clue about Julian’s lost nephew.

I liked this paring a lot. They are adorable together and both deserve someone to love forever. It’s also nice to see past characters make a cameo. This was an enjoyable book and I was very happy with the way things worked out.

I am very much looking forward to reading more in this series. There are so many different storylines hanging in the air that I want to know about.

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Cost of Love by Flynn Eire

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Series: SeXlection, #3
Author: Flynn Eire
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (111 Pages)
Publisher: Supernatural Script Inc. (August 28, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Powerful attorney Craig Ross doesn’t believe in the enslavement of others, no matter their species of birth. Imagine his surprise when he looks into a pair of caramel eyes and realizes he’s drawn to a slave—someone he can’t have a future with. As far as Craig is concerned, Sage Massey is his ocelot. Regardless of how he was raised, Craig is willing to take the plunge and make a purchase he never wanted.

Sage Massey falls head over tail for Craig while helping out another ocelot. The sparks fly between the two until they are ready to take the next step forward. But roadblocks have a way of creating trouble. While trying to help others—human and shifter—Sage and Craig are forced to confess the secrets they’ve been keeping. Craig has to decide if blemishing his pristine reputation for one shifter is worth what’s coming down. Sage now has to step up and remove the veil that has been hiding who he truly is since his parents’ murder.

Sage and Craig find out that love doesn’t solve everything, and being from two different worlds, when one is a slave, means a high price for them to be together… But what will it cost them?

ISBN: 978-1-94003-627-4

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Cost-Love-SeXlection-Book-3-ebook/dp/B00MXN3H0C

Reviewer: Lisa

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

There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved. I love the way Flynn Eire can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by Flynn. It does have a different style to this story that is a signature of Flynn’s. She is one of my top three authors that I have always love and will always follow.

This series is a bit harder to actually follow in some parts. They switch talking so much, without letting you know it and it was a bit harder to actually understand. However I can tell you that it doesn’t take away from the story at all.

Craig is a lawyer working with Mr. Morgan and his mate Cecil. They are trying to figure out ways to get shifters away from being sold and tortured. He has made it a known fact that he will never purchase one. However that changes when he meets Sage. He is instantly attracted to the little ocelot. He is forced to buy Sage to keep him from being sold to an evil couple intent on hurting them.

Sage is more than just a slave and an ocelot, he is in fact royalty. He has never told anyone so that he can stay alive and protect the others. He takes one look at Craig and wants him for himself. With the help of so many people they might just find a way to get the job done. Then there is the sex between these two that is super-hot. I love the fact that they don’t just get along all the time. They have their problems just like real life people who make it even better.

There are many different types of twist to this story that just intrigued me. The way it just flows off the pages is amazing.
There is something about the way that Flynn tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time, but it will more than likely have you laughing just a bit. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down.

They will protect their mates with their entire lives. I had a blast reading this story. This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break. There is a serious tone to them but there is a touch of humor in them that I love. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story.

When Flynn puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. They do have a bit of a serious would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

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Superhero by Megan Slayer

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Series: Hiding In Plain Sight, #1
Author: Megan Slayer
Genre: Fantasy
Length: Novella (104 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (April 6th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: He can levitate objects and predict the future, but no one knows his powers…until he finds a man worth fighting for.
He can levitate objects and predict the future, but no one knows his powers…until he finds a man worth fighting for.

Chase Bender moves objects with his mind and can read the immediate future. If anyone found out the man behind the mask had a lot in common with the regular man character, they wouldn’t believe him. What’s a man with super hero abilities supposed to do to get a date?

Dylan Foreman isn’t interested in jumping into the dating pool, but can’t deny the attraction when he meets Chase. Can the burning lust between a simple book-keeper and a man in spandex, and sporting a cape really last?

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0392

Purchase Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=MSSPHERO

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book started out so great. The writing was on point and the pacing was just right. I liked both main characters Chase and Dylan, along with Dylan’s son Nathan. The story was engaging and entertaining. The two men had good connection and things were looking good.

Both Chase and Dylan have been hurt in the past and are slowly getting to know each other. Plus Dylan needs to look out for his son. They are both sweet and gentlemen looking for someone to love. And I was really digging that.

Right after their first sex scene things started just not jiving the same way. Everything seemed to speed up and the flow of the beginning was gone. Things happened that just didn’t really need to in my opinion. They added angst that just did not work for me. It was too fake and convenient. And one made no sense at all. They really just annoyed me. Even the dialogue was off.

It had such great promise in the start. And it was still a cute story in the long run. But certain things with other people outside the relationship just bogged it down. I was on my way to loving this book and then boom, a couple of what the hell moments.

So all in all, a cute and sweet story with a few execution issues.

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