Paws, Preening and a Pumpkin Patch by Charlie Richards

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Series: Wolves of Stone Ridge, #31
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Paranormal/Shape Shifter
Length: Novella (102 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (October 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Out of the Cage: A bear of a man walks into a bar…and meets his slender, clean-cut opposite. It could be love at first sight…or not.
Hessian Roshburg, Hess to the few he calls friends, loves beer, barroom brawls, and breaking into places he’s not supposed to. He also enjoys strolling through the woods—in Kodiak bear form, of course—and scratching his back on trees.

After dropping off a stolen file to his friend Dillan, he indulges in one of his favorite pastimes. He visits a gay bar for a few beers and a little dancing. He’s shocked when he bumps into his mate, literally, and it’s none other than a straight-laced, stick-up-his-ass raven shifter named Gilbert.

Hess can’t wait to ruffle the guy’s feathers. In an effort to figure out what makes the other shifter tick, he digs a little too deep and uncovers a couple of secrets he shouldn’t, putting not only his own life in jeopardy, but the lives of those in Gilbert’s flock.

Can Hess fix his mistake, prove his intentions, and keep his mate and friends safe…all at the same time?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0549-6

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order, but it isn’t necessary to enjoy the series.

Gilbert was one of the shifters rescued from Russia. He was a little raven, but man did he have an attitude. He comes off like an alpha, until you meet the others. So when he meets his mate, you can figure out how he acted. He had spent quite a bit of time in a cage being experimented on, so he wanted a bit of freedom.

Hessian is a Kodiak bear and has always been a loner. However even he has to admit, he needs something. So when he meets his little mate, he is surprised but happy. However it looks like he has gotten himself into a bit of trouble. Trouble that could bring danger to the pack. He had to keep his little mate safe, and show him just how good it is to be mated.

I know by heart that Charlie’s books will always entertain me. When she puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. They do have a bit of a serious tone to them but there is a lot of humor in them that I love.

I would definitely recommend reading this book.

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Beloved Unmasked by Brita Addams Guest Post, Excerpt & Review!

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Hi guys, today we have Brita Addams stopping by with her new release Beloved Unmasked, this book is part of the Tarnished universe but is also the start of a new series Cherished One, Brita chats about Beloved Unmasked, she brings along a great excerpt and we have Cat’s review, so enjoy the post! <3 ~Pixie~ 

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Beloved Unmasked

(Cherished One 01 / A Tarnished Novel 03)

Brita Addams

A Tarnished Novel

Cherished One: Book One:

Born to a spiteful prostitute in Storyville, the red-light district in New Orleans, David comes into the world as Picayune, meaning “of little value,” or, as his mother reminds him, “nothing.” In the early 20th century brothels and clubs, his love of music sustains young Pic until a life-changing meeting places him on the road to respectability, and Pic reinvents himself as David Reid.

As David realizes happiness for the first time, conscription forces his friend and first love, Spencer Webb, into the Great War. While he pursues a law degree, letters from Spence connect David to his hopes for the future. After staggering news at war’s end, David must find a way to move forward. Under the tutelage of his benefactor, David’s career prospers, but specters from Storyville threaten all he’s worked so hard to achieve.

The past holds both pain and love. Will facing it head-on destroy David or give him everything he’s ever dared dream?

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Battle Stations by Chris T. Kat Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys we have Chris T. Kat popping in today with the tour of her new book Battle Stations, Chris chats with us briefly, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Battle Stations

(Alliances 02)

Chris T. Kat

The fight to eradicate the Tash’Ba breeding stations continues, with spunky Commander Berit Turner and his Nadisc mate, Tom, in the thick of things. Sometimes it seems as though they’ll never locate and destroy them all. And there’s always the fear that the Tash’Ba have something else, something worse—if that’s even possible—lurking ahead.

As if things aren’t bad enough, Berit’s less than stellar past is threatening to bite him in the ass, and they’ve received alarming new information. The Tash’Ba Queen needs to use Earth as a place to hatch the egg of her successor. And if what she says is true, the new Queen will be even more voracious and cruel than her predecessor.

Berit, along with his team—Tom, Carson, Niyara, and Fleur—must do everything in their power to stop her. If they fail, Earth will be lost forever.

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Dragon's Bar by Sydney Lain

dragonsbarTitle: Dragon’s Bar
Series: Space Warriors, #11
Author: Sydney Lain
Genre: Futuristic/ Science Fiction
Length: Novella (86 Pages)
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (September 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Dragon has killed a lot of people during his Warsarian military service. Trying to get away from death, Dragon retired and now runs a bar. The last thing he wants is a fragile human mate.

Kern doesn’t trust people. When he stumbles into Dragon’s Bar, Dragon helps him, but Kern knows everything has a price. While recovering, he waits for Dragon to demand sex or money, but when the warrior only wants to protect him, Kern starts to trust Dragon.
When Kern’s past charges back into his life and Dragon gets caught in the crossfire, Kern seeks revenge by killing the man who attacked Dragon. Can Dragon stop Kern from making a big mistake or will Kern’s hands become blood soaked? But how can a man that’s killed so many people reason with someone who hasn’t killed before?

Can two opposites find common ground and learn to trust and love each other or will their pasts come between them?

ISBN: 978-1-63259-707-6

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Reviewer: Lisa

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

I came across Sydney Lain a few months back and can honestly say that she has written probably one of my top favorite series to read. You have the futuristic and science fiction part of the story which is great, then she added in characters that you wouldn’t find in many stories. I love the fact that they will protect those they love, even though sometimes you just want to smack them upside the head.

Dragon was a captain for the Warsarian military and he loved the idea of being in space. However after killing many people, he needed peace. So he opened a bar but was always wistful that is until his mate walked in. Or I should say flew in? Kern seemed to just manage to piss of some bad guys. Kern has trouble trusting but he wants to trust the sexy man helping him out. These two are hot together that is for sure.

This book gave me everything I could ask for in a story and so much more. I just wished that there were more to read, I absolutely hate having to wait for the next story. The only problem I had with it was the fact that it ends to fast. I want more after he convinces him. I want to see how well they start acting towards each other. I loved this one and cannot wait for the next amazing story.

It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. When Sydney puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through *

Answering His Song by Frey Ortega

answeringhissongTitle: Answering His Song
Series: Caer Tarw, #2
Author: Frey Ortega
Genre: Paranormal/ Ménage a Trois/ Shape Shifter
Length: Novella (111 Pages)
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (October 8, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: One day, Caer Tarw guest and sparrow shifter Merritt Lang finds himself in a bit of a predicament. Thinking he is alone, he hums a little tune. What he doesn’t know is that there are two Minotaurs nearby, and for inexplicable reasons, they’re drawn to his voice.

David Finley and Connor Monaghan are Minotaurs. They’re also best friends and sometimes lovers. Connor is surly and foul-tempered. David is the one who has to keep him grounded. When they hear Merritt’s song, however, the two of them find themselves mesmerized… and almost drown themselves in the process.

Merritt is distraught. Not only has this never happened before, but now he finds himself with the attention of David and Connor who want to get to the bottom of things, and who want him as their third. To make matters worse, unanswered questions pile up. Problems begin to occur. Caer Tarw is no longer safe.

How will the two Minotaurs answer Merritt’s song?

ISBN: 978-1-63259-786-1

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Caer Tarw 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 gorgeous men involved. In fact it is three gorgeous men. The world this author has written about fascinated me and had me wishing to be there also. This story was unique in the fact that the characters are Minotaurs and a little rabbit. And let’s not forget that when Minotaurs mate they get their mates pregnant and not with just one baby either.

Merrit got the letter to come to Caer Tarw and see if he was a mate to two Minotaurs. Merrit is a little sparrow shifter who has no clue what he can do. He has no idea about mates. He starts to hum a tune, which calls two very big Minotaurs towards him. He had not known what his tune could do.

David and Connor have always been best friends and were lovers when they were in the mood. They wanted each other, but knew that they needed a third. A third that could calm their beast. They had not known that a tune would almost have them drowning, but they were a bit more surprised by the little sparrow whose call summoned them. On top of that there was danger coming for their little mate.

I have no trouble recommending this title…and all the books in this series.
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Two for the Beta by Cree Storm

twoforthebetaTitle: Two For The Beta
Series: Capulet, # 3
Author: Cree Storm
Genre: Paranormal/ Ménage a Trois/ Shape Shifter
Length: Novella (104 pages)
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (October 10th,2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Being in the middle of a battle between very strange creatures, in the year 1915, is not something Noah or Seth even considered when they left their home to find their best friend, Damien. The battles and near death experiences have Noah begging to go home and Pete trying to keep them as his mates.

Seth feels left out of everything. He and Noah have been together since birth and in a relationship since puberty. Now Noah is needed to rewrite a book and Pete is needed to keep Noah safe, where does that leave him? He won’t be a third wheel or the reason Noah dies.
Can he persuade Noah to stay and convince Seth he is needed just as much by his pack as Noah is?

All Pete knows is he must try, while he keeps his mates safe from an Elder that wants to kill them and a Baliz that wants one of his mates as his own.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-779-3

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Capulet 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 gorgeous men involved. In fact it is three gorgeous men. The world this author has written about fascinated me and had me wishing to be there also. I can say that my bank account just keeps getting smaller and smaller with the findings of such great reads. This story shows that the guys were once in 2015 and went back in time to 1915. Talk about a shock.

Noah and Seth just wanted to find their best friend Damien. It had been six months since he went missing. So they went to where he went missing and oh were they in for a big shock. Not only do they find themselves back in time, but with strange-looking creatures trying to help them. Noah wants to go home and Seth just wants to get their friend back. They had not expected to meet Pete and to find out they were mates.

Pete was a wolf shifter who has just found not one but his two mates. He needed to keep them safe, happy and loved. The problem was he wasn’t sure if they wanted him, seeing as they were already together. He needed to find a way to talk them into not only their mating but into staying. Especially when someone evil wanted Noah and the elder wanted the books.

There is something about the way that Cree told this story that not only drew me in but I could not take my attention off of it.  It also gave me almost everything I could want in a book.

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Sinders & Ash by Tara Lain

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Series: A Pennymaker Tale
Author: Tara Lain
Genre: Modern Fairy Tale
Length: Novella (145 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 14th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Housekeeper Mark Sintorella (Sinders) works diligently at a resort hotel while designing clothes anonymously, hoping to get into fashion school.

Then his carefully planned life is upended with the arrival of Ashton Armitage, son of the fifth richest man in America—and the most beautiful guy Mark has ever seen. Ash must find a wife or he’ll lose his grandfather’s inheritance, and he settles on Bitsy Fanderel. But secretly Ash is gay, and the guy who cleans the fireplaces sets his heart ablaze.

Further stirring the pot is the little elf of a man, Carstairs Pennymaker, who has Mark wearing his own designs and masquerading as a girl to impress the fashion investors in the hotel. When the clock strikes twelve, two beautiful princesses line up for the wedding—but one isn’t a woman.

Will the slipper fit?

Only Mr. Pennymaker knows for sure.

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press, LLC, 2012.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-266-3

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Reviewer: Portia

Review: I have stated publicly that I am Tara Lain’s biggest fan, and lovely reads like Sinder & Ash are why.

Mark is ambitious. He knows he wants to work in high fashion, and his job at the resort gives him the opportunity to save most of his salary and a quiet space to work on his designs.

Love is not on his agenda.

For that matter, it’s not on Ash’s either. He just needs a nice woman to marry him, so he can inherit his grandfather’s money. Money that he plans on putting to very good use…as soon as the marriage certificate buys him more money than he could hope to earn in this lifetime.

Enter Mr. Pennymaker. Gawd. What I wouldn’t have done to have this little man in my corner thirty years ago. Hell, if he retires, I wouldn’t mind taking over his job. Unlike over at Disney, Mr. Pennymaker does his magic without fairy dust or a wand. He somehow knows the desires of a person’s heart and finds ways to make that happen.

I loved every thing about this book. The plotting is sharp. The dialogue is crisp and the in-laws are meddling. Oh. And the boys do find time to get in a bit of sheet time, which is oh, so hot!

If you haven’t read any of Tara’s work, you are missing out on a gem of MM romance. Fans of Amy Lane and Andrew Grey will appreciate both her contemporary and paranormal titles. Happily Ever Afters are guaranteed.

Highly recommend.

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Rick by Catherine Lievens

4999rick200web-430x645Title: Rick
Series: Gillham Pack, #5
Author: Catherine Lievens
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape Shifter
Length: Novella (127 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (October 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: How can you trust anyone when you’ve been abused all your life?

Rick has spent all his life under Alpha Erskine’s thumb. He was forced to become part of the man’s inner circle when his father died and to participate in things that still give him nightmares. He’s used to being shunned, beaten, and derided for his stutter, and he doesn’t think things really can change, not even with Kameron as their new alpha.

Cole is part of the council, but he’s really a wandering soul. He hasn’t stopped in one place in years, but meeting his mate while visiting the Gillham pack changes that. He knows Rick hasn’t had an easy life, and he intends to make his mate happy, no matter what it takes.
Rick struggles with his stutter and his past but slowly starts healing from the years of abuse. Cole is an important part of that healing, but what will happen when someone tries to take him away?

Will Rick be strong enough to protect his mate, or will he lose him to greed?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0517-5

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Gillham 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.

This book actually pulls at me more than most. I have lived through not only mental, emotional but physical abuse. Not as bad as many though. So Rick pulls at my heart-strings more than most characters. His old Alpha was an evil ass who took what he wanted. He had wanted Rick’s mom, and was more than likely his father. He was abused by many, beaten and shunned for stuttering and his life was hell.

Cole had been part of the council but his life changes when he finds his mate. He can feel and see the fear that the little guy has inside of him. Now he knows he would give everything up to be with his mate. He would give anything to help him to heal, and to show him that he is loved. Now if only his ass of a brother would stop calling.

I know by heart that Catherine’s books will always entertain me. When she puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. They do have a bit of a serious tone to them but there is a lot 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 would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

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Second Chance by E.M. Leya

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Series: N/A
Author: E.M. Leya
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (165 pages)
Publisher: E.L. Publishing; 1 edition (October 13, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Kendal and Conner thought they would be best friends forever. There was nothing that would ever come between them… Until something did. Refusing to watch the man he loves marry someone else, Conner leaves town to focus on his own life and career, but he’s never forgotten the one person who has always meant the most to him.

Ten years later, Conner is back to care for his mother, bringing him face to face with Kendal and emotions that never died. Kendal has spent his life focused on his job, but now, as a single father, there are new fears and worries that risk pulling the two friends apart once again.

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Reviewer: Portia

Review: It has only been two months since Kendall buried his wife of ten years. Theirs was not a love match, in the beginning, but their marriage was solid, and Kendall is feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Re-enter Conner. 

Conner bumped into Kendall, not knowing that Kendall was now a single father. He left town because watching his best friend/lover play house was just too painful. But, now he’s back, and no matter what Kendall says, Conner knows that he is less than “fine”.

This is a really sweet romance. It’s a bit too sexy to be classified as such, but even when they were aiming for angsty, sweet seeps in. I think the main reason, is Kendall and Conner just seemed too right for each other to fail. We just had to wait for Kendall to pull his head out of his ass, and accept that Conner had always been, and would always be his soul mate.

And I’m not going to lie…I adored Conner.  He was soooo patient. Every time he thought they had moved one step forward, Kendall found a way to push them two steps back.  And poor Kendall, try as he might, he just couldn’t keep his hands of Conner.

Readers of Caitlin Ricci and Diana DeRicci will love this sweet story about second chances.

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Coming Back Home by April Kelley Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have April Kelley stopping by today with her new release Coming Back Home, we have a great guest post, a fantastic excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Lisa’s review so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Coming Back Home

(Pickleville 09)

April Kelley


One huge fight changed Seth’s life forever.

Seth Murray just might be the most stubborn man on the face of this plant. He refused to move back to Pickleville because of one fight with his father. That is until he gets a call saying that his dad has passed away suddenly. The first person Seth thinks about is the one man he gave up because of his stubborn pride. Five years ago, all Seth wanted was to be with Carter. Now he doesn’t know what he wants. And Carter has his own life. One that Seth certainly didn’t see coming when he finally reconnects with the man again. One that revolves around a certain blonde haired, blue-eyed little girl that completely melts Seth’s heart the minute he meets her.

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Behind the Eight Ball by M.A. Church Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have M.A. Church popping in today with the tour for her upcoming release Behind the Eight Ball, we ask M.A. a couple of questions, we have a great excerpt, there’s a brilliant giveaway and we have Cat’s pre-release review, so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Behind the Eight Ball

(Fangs, Fur and Felines 02)

M.A. Church

A cool morning, a yard full of birds, and a kitty on a mission. What more could a werecat want? Beta Heller Wirth has it all, except a mate—a shifter mate, that is. The last thing he wants is one of those dangerous humans who kill without remorse. Heller knows about that firsthand. So what does the goddess Bast do? She gives Heller exactly what he does not want—a human: business owner Lawson Dupre. 

Lawson hasn’t a clue what just happened in his car detail shop. One minute a cute client is about to pass out, then he perks up and starts flirting. Next thing, he runs out the door like the hounds of hell are after him. Learning that Heller is a werecat doesn’t freak out Lawson. He happens to be one of those rare humans who knows paranormals exists. He even lives with one. Watch the fur fly as Heller and Lawson battle hurt feelings, misguided beliefs, and a power shift in Heller’s clowder.

Release date 30th October 2015

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Lessons for Sleeping Dogs by Charlie Cochrane Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Charlie Cochrane visiting today with her newest release Lessons for Sleeping Dogs, we have a great guest post, a brilliant excerpt that we ‘borrowed’ and a fantastic giveaway so enjoy the post and leave a comment (with a way to be contacted in the body of the comment box) to enter the giveaway! Good luck <3 ~Pixie~

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Lessons for Sleeping Dogs

(Cambridge Fellowship Mysteries)

Charlie Cochrane

Cambridge, 1921

When amateur sleuth Jonty Stewart comes home with a new case to investigate, his partner Orlando Coppersmith always feels his day has been made. Although, can there be anything to solve in the apparent mercy killing of a disabled man by a doctor who then kills himself, especially when everything takes place in a locked room?

But things are never straightforward where the Cambridge fellows are concerned, so when they discover that more than one person has a motive to kill the dead men—motives linked to another double death—their wits get stretched to the breaking point.

And when the case disinters long buried memories for Jonty, memories about a promise he made and hasn’t kept, their emotions get pulled apart as well. This time, Jonty and Orlando will have to separate fact from fiction—and truth from emotion—to get to the bottom of things.

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Safety in Numbers by Jessie G. Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Jessie G. showing off the covers to her upcoming release Safety in Numbers, yep two stunning covers and they are both fantastic! We have a great excerpt and a fabulous giveaway so enjoy the post, drool over those covers and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Safety in Numbers

(Sizzling Miami 05)

Jessie G.

“Bros stick together no matter what.”

When Chris and Liam made that promise, they had no idea how important it would become or how it would be tested in the most brutal way. Nine years later, their bond cemented in blood, that relationship is all they have to hold on to.

“No matter what happens, this friendship will be the one constant we can count on.”

When Billy and Owen made that promise, they knew exactly how dangerous the world could be. They survived prison by protecting each other and they survived freedom by holding that promise sacred. Now they want more than just to survive and they want it from the brothers whose bond is as strong as their own.

“We are stronger together than we’ll ever be apart.”

When Owen reaches his breaking point, Chris jumps at the chance to make things right for all of them. With the future in their grasp, will they realize their strength is in their numbers and finally become the family they crave?

Author’s Note: This is NOT a foursome, but the story of two couples that needed to be told together.

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The HomePort Journals by A.C. Burch

HomeportJournals_cvr_100dpiTitle: The HomePort Journals
Series: N/A
Author: A.C. Burch
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (352 Pages)
Publisher: Wilde City Press (March 28, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Fleeing New York City and an abusive partner, would-be writer Marc Nugent finds work at HomePort, the Provincetown mansion of Lola Staunton, a fabulously wealthy recluse.

Aided by an attractive-but-unattainable artist and an all-too-available cross-dresser, Marc investigates accusations of rape and murder that have estranged Lola from a childhood friend for more than sixty years. Past and present converge when a long-lost journal reveals tales of infidelity, adultery, and passion that mirror the life Marc has recently abandoned.

When his ex-lover arrives in search of revenge, Marc must confront his past, his notions of family, and his capacity for love.

ISBN: 978-1-92531-303-1

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: From what I understood is this is A.C. Burch’s debut novel. Now I am usually a bit off when it comes to new books and new authors. I never know what to expect and it makes me a bit untrusting. However I was amazed by the gift this author has. The characters were well-developed and captivating. The story was well-developed and the descriptions were just out there. I was captivated from the moment I start reading and my attention was kept till the end.

Although I was a just a bit creeped out. I was never much for even a touch of thriller that is for sure. The romantic touch, the mystery given, the suspense and the adventure was a big hit. These guys just hit my radar that is for sure.

Marc left New York when his boyfriend got abusive. In fact he just ran for his life. He is a writer or he wants to be one I guess I would say. He is a little hottie that is for sure. So when Lola hires him he is bit off. Now the start of this book sets the tone for me. He is afraid of his boyfriend Brandon. I got that off the bat.

Then there is the humor in parts of it.

For example when the old lady loses her groceries, he goes and saves them and she ends up drinking his hot chocolate. That was a blast. I got a big kick out of that. However Dorrie gives him a lead on a job and a place to live. It would seem Lola is lonely and pays for someone to just keep her company. What a gig I would love to get.

Now Marc’s story is heart breaking. What Brandon put him through makes me want to skin him alive. Then there is Cole’s story of heart ache and I just wanted to weep. There are so many heart aching stories that I had to put the book up for a few minutes. I just hated knowing what they went through. These two are just about the perfect couple to me. They go through so much and help not each other but their friends. I love the mysteries that they find and try to figure out. I had such a blast with this story.

Like I said it has a mixture of feelings that pull at you. I was amazed by this book although it does seem just a bit drawn out. I think had it been not so detailed I might have been able to stick with it all in one sitting. However it wore me out trying to figure out what was going to happen next.

I would definitely recommend this book and I look forward to the next story.

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Jack of All Trades by Sean Michael

jackofalltradesTitle: Jack of All Trades
Series: Box of Nails, #4
Author: Sean Michael
Genre: Contemporary / BDSM (Light)
Length: Novella (137 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press LLC (September 30th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Brad is crashing in his Cousin Stephen’s room while he tries to sort out his life. A perpetual student, he still hasn’t settled on a major after a half dozen years at University. He loves learning, but so far that’s the only thing that’s been a good fit.

Dill is a full-time Dom who hasn’t found the right sub yet. He’s not worried about it — he figures it’ll eventually happen and in the meantime, there’s plenty of boys at the Hammer Club who are eager to share a scene with an experienced master.

When Brad and Dill meet at a party at Barney and Devon’s house for subs, the attraction is immediate and undeniable and Master Dill feels that Brad is the perfect sub for him. He also believes that as his submissive, Brad will learn the focus he needs to fulfill his potential and find satisfaction with his life. Now he just needs to help jack-of-all-trades Brad see they belong together.

ISBN: 978-1-61040-979-7

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Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This was a really cute read. The BDSM factor was pretty light to some of Sean Michael’s other Hammer type stories. Brad is not a cute little twink, he just happens to be couch surfing in his cousin’s room at the sub house. Brad is not really into the BDSM world, but it’s more from lack of knowledge than anything. That is until he meets Dom Dill at a sub house party.

The attraction is instant for these two. They connect and things move fast. Dill sees the lack of focus Brad has and finds a way to use his love of research and studying to help Dill with his work. I actually like that little way of getting Brad to be with him all the time. It was really a sweet way of helping Brad and at the same time getting closer to him.

Along the way Dill and Brad connect in the sexual way also. As most of Sean Michael’s books are, the sex was pretty damn hot and plentiful. I did enjoy the way Brad had an open mind and questioned things. He didn’t just immediately give over all control to Dill. They took things slowly in that regard.

A nice addition to the series and the Hammer world.

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Love Between Peace and War by K-lee Klein

LoveBetweenPeaceWarTitle: Love Between Peace and War
Series: N/A
Author: K-lee Klein
Genre: Nostalgic Contemporary (1960s/1970s-Era)
Length: Novella (105 Pages)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (March 29, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Philip Dunlop grew up in a traditional family with a strict former-military father and a full-time homemaker mother. Now he’s graduated from the Air Force Academy with a promising military career ahead of him.

Dusty Baxter’s upbringing was far more unconventional, with a free-spirited single mother who encouraged Dusty to follow his heart and forge his own path in life. So he does, wearing his hair long, writing songs of peace, and going with the flow in a world at odds with itself.

In spite of their different backgrounds, Phillip and Dusty formed a firm bond of friendship as kids, a friendship that inevitably grew into love as they, and their relationship, matured. Now, Phillip’s family wants him to focus on his military career and settle down with a nice girl. They’ve known Dusty forever, but he’s still the very definition of everything they think is wrong with the turbulent world of 1970.

As Phillip’s friend, Dusty’s politely tolerated. But if the truth of Dusty and Phillip’s relationship comes to light, the revelation just might be the wedge that tears apart not only Phillip’s family, but Phillip and Dusty as well.

In a time of war-mongering and peace signs, can best friends find enough common ground to save their love and move forward together into the future?

ISBN: 978-1-61124-771-8

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I chose this book because the author was recommended by some friends. I wasn’t sure what to think at first. The title came off as historical so I was apprehensive at first. Then the cover made me think of a hippy in the sixty’s so I was kind of figuring that it would be bizarre. Then I made the mistake of looking at the reviews and it said something about young age. So I was not sure I even wanted to look at the book. I have to tell you, not to judge a book by its cover is pretty much right on.

Phillip and Dusty met as young boys and formed a friendship that would see them through trouble times. However they were definitely different from each other. Phillip went in to the military and Dusty was doing the peace thing. They found love in each other, but Phillips family was pushing him to do the straight thing. When the truth comes out it could go either way, but could tear them apart. These two have been through a strong friendship and a love that has grown.

I loved the story although it was definitely not for me. It shows how strong friendship can be to survive a time where love between two men could get them killed, not to mention the military would have kicked his ass out. Phillip is the type to overlook someone’s appearance and attitude for the good in them. Whereas Dusty looks like a hippy and people looked down on him. I think that the fact that Phillip saw what was inside of him and loved him no matter what was great.

It came off perfect, even though it could have been a bit dark. I would recommend it and look forward to more by this amazing author. I did have fun with it.

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Sunshine is Overrated by Bailey Bradford

26256036Title: Sunshine is Overrated
Series: The Vamp for Me, #3
Author: Bailey Bradford
Genre: Paranormal / Comedy & Humor
Length: Novella (112 pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 20th 2015) Available for Early Download Now
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Life with vamps is never easy.

Abernathy Meyers is already mated to a vamp, Zebulon. It’s just too bad that Zebulon doesn’t give a darn about him. Abbie’s stuck with the man for eternity—or until they die. Some days, Abbie thinks that can’t happen soon enough. He’s tired of being treated badly, yet he doesn’t really want to make his earthly exit yet.

Because he’s longed for another man—another vampire—for years. Forbidden love—is anything more compelling, or more heart-breaking?

There’s a twisted past, a hidden story linking Abbie, Zebulon and the coven leader, Claude.

Claude lives with a fear of turning to dust at any moment. It isn’t reasonable, but he can’t shake it. He’s let his own fears impede his potential happiness, and instead he puts the needs of his coven first, ignoring his own. But if he’s deliberately blind to one particular human’s needs because that human is a mate to another vampire, then is Claude truly leading to the best of his ability?

It’s a tough question for him to answer and soon, he’ll have to make a choice that will affect him and Abbie, forever.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously available on the author’s blog.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-802-5
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Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This was a great addition to the series. Finally Claude, the leader of the coven, gets a mate. And it turns about to be Abernathy. Their history together was very interesting to read about. Because of certain perceived notions Claude lost his chance with Abernathy years ago. This lead to both Claude and Abernathy to suffer for decades.

Lucky for both Claude and Abernathy, Zebulon finally does something that allows them to be together how they were meant to be. It was so sweet and pretty damn hot when they were finally able to claim one another.

This book was a fast read and very enjoyable. I spent as much time laughing at the antics of the coven members as I did cheering on Claude and Abernathy. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I love the characters Bailey Bradford has created.

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Back to the Dream by Felicitas Ivey, 2nd edition

o-back-to-the-dreamTitle: Back to the Dream, 2nd Edition
Series: Dreamlands, #2
Author: Felicitas Ivey
Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal
Length: Novel (310 pages)
Publisher: DSP Publications (December 23, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.75Hearts
Blurb: Although Inuzaka Keno has found freedom and love in the Dreamlands with oni Samojirou Aboshi, the war is still raging between The Trust’s battle-hardened recruits and the demons of his new home. While cloaked in shadows and magic, powerful people are using Keno, Aboshi, and their Lord Tamazusa as pawns in a deadly plan to rule both worlds.

They’re not alone: soldiers Mason, Wolf, and McGann—Keno’s friends from The Trust—also find themselves embroiled in the battle spreading through the Dreamlands, involving its other lands and cultures.

If they’re to have any chance to survive, Aboshi will have to leave his love to protect him, and Keno will have to find the power within himself to live on without his heart.

1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, October 2010

ISBN: 978-1-62798-972-5

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the second book in the Dreamlands series.

The story has an interesting plot as Keno, Mason and Wolf meet up again when Keno and Tamazusa are betrayed and left to die at sea. Mason and Wolf along with McGann suffer the same fate by the Trust after they are sent to the wrong destination.

Intense and powerful this story draws you in until the very end. The betrayal was staggering and the reasons why unbelievable. I found myself so angry on behalf of those affected. The battles were brutal along with a very real sense of danger throughout.

My favorite character Keno, showed he was not one to mess with no matter what he wore or which persona he was in. Helga was a pain at the first introduction of her and I could not help but not like her in the least.

Though I was intrigued at the way women were treated where Helga was compared to where Tamazusa is from. It leads to some intense confrontations. Iida reminded of a snake, sneaky and slippery.

All in all this was an intriguing story of fantasy, deception and mystery. I loved it and can’t wait until the next book to see what else happens.

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Newton's Laws of Attraction by M.J. O'Shea ~ Audiobook

NewtonsLawsOfAttractionAUDLgTitle: Newton’s Laws of Attraction
Series: Newton’s Laws of Attraction, #1
Author: MJ O’Shea
Narrator: George Somerset
Genre: New Adult Romance
Length: 4 hours and 57 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (01-27-15)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Rory was Ben’s oldest and best friend until senior year of high school, when they confessed they’d harbored feelings for each other all along. They enjoyed only a few months of happiness until Ben chose closeted popularity over true love… and he’s regretted it ever since.

Eight years later, Ben is out and proud and teaching art at the same high school he graduated from. When he learns the chemistry teacher is retiring, he’s excited to meet her replacement until he finds out the brand new teacher is none other than Rory Newton—the first love he’s never quite gotten over. Despite a painfully awkward start, it doesn’t take Ben long to realize he’ll do whatever it takes to win Rory back.

But it’s starting to look like even his best might not be enough.

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: Rory and Ben have been friends ever since the day Rory moved in next door to Ben when they were still kids. Over the years they grew up together and something more than the simple bond of friendship developed between them.

Just before their senior year, both young men came clean about their mutual feelings and swore they would love each other forever. But high school, peer pressure and the need to fit in got in the way. A decade later and Rory winds up in Ben’s path again, just like before, but he wants nothing to do with giving Ben a second chance.

I was drawn into the story from the start when a very young Ben got jealous and kicked Rory in the shins. When forced to apologize it was the first of many times Ben would be mesmerized by Rory’s smile.

Then the story jumps to present day and, I was a little confused at first, but the time jump quickly clears itself up and Ben explains to his now best friend exactly what a tool he was in high school. Ben feels like he is being given a second chance at that first love, the one that got away, and the one no one has ever been able to compete with. But Rory is stand-offish and resistant from the start.

As the story progresses, the friendship slowly slides back into something similar to the past and the two men become inseparable again. Ben goes into the situation realizing it’s just a friend’s with benefits type of situation, but is no less heartbroken when that nail is forcibly hammered home.

There was a lot of angst, but both men are still in their late twenties, so it is to be expected. What I enjoyed the most about this audio was getting to watch Ben and Rory navigate through all that pain, anger and hurt and try to find their way back to each other. Neither having been whole since they have been apart. But Rory doesn’t make it easy, and why should he? Ben broke his heart.

Narrated by George Somerset, my first party with him, but I’d be willing to accept another invitation. I loved the voices he gave the characters and I could literally feel Ben’s pain there toward the end of the story. This was a fast, emotional, slightly angsty read and overall, I really enjoyed it.

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Restoring the Past by M. Durango

51bLAvFNxmL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Restoring the Past
Series: N/A
Author: M. Durango
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (92 Pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press LLC (March 11, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Home for the first time since a broken heart drove him away 13 years ago, Cal Brewster is faced with the daunting task of settling his father’s estate. Cal finds himself confronted by a dilapidated house in desperate need of repairs, greedy family members looking for a windfall, a nosy neighbor with time on her hands, and an ex-boyfriend who’s around too often for comfort.

Just as his relationship with his ex, Andy, starts to heat up, Cal’s world is thrown into further disarray when he discovers his parentage might not be what he’d thought.

Is this a chance for Cal and Andy to start over–or is it a disaster in the making?

ISBN: 978-1-61040-894-3

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the second book that I have read by this author and I have to tell you that I love it. They are cute stories, although a bit short for my liking. There are a few problems that are noticeable but it doesn’t really take away from the book itself. It just kind of makes it a bit off. I took one look at the title and cover knowing that I would find a book that comes off a bit more believable them many others do. Then I read the blurb and knew I had to read it.

Cal had basically run away from home after his relationship ended. He stayed away for close to thirteen years and only came home when his father passed away. He just wasn’t expecting all the chaos around him when he got there. A nosy neighbor, an idiot ex, stupid family members and a home that needed repair. Talk about a bit daunting.

However Andy is also there, and there just might me a chance of their past being welcomed into the future. That is if his new-found information doesn’t throw a monkey wrench into their plans. I felt Cal’s pain though, it came through pretty well. Andy was a breath of fresh air.

Now as I said there were a few problems that I found but did have a blast with it. I would definitely recommend this book. It was fun to read and I loved the guys. They are sexy as hell and damn I wouldn’t mind hearing about them in the future.

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