Eye of Scota by Serena Yates Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi! I’m Serena Yates and I’m very excited to show off my new cover for Eye of Scota. It’s a science fiction story set in the 26th century on a planet settled by humans in the 9th century using a mysterious gateway to the planet Dalriata. It’s an action/adventure, a quest for answers to age-old questions, and a romance between one of Dalriata’s healer priests and a starship captain.

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Eye of Scota

(Dalriata 01)
by

Serena Yates

In 845 a group of Gaels fleeing the Vikings stumbled through the mystic Eye of Scota and found safety on a planet they named Dalriata. Seven centuries later, the arrival of the Crìosdaidh religion changed everything. Fugitives stopped appearing, and the newly established Council of Priests used the energy of Slànach Stones to enforce their religious laws. But by 2500 the Stones’ power is dwindling. The High Priest is desperate—none of the warriors sent to find more Stones have returned.

Cináed MacAlpin, a young healer priest, is chosen to undertake another attempt. He hopes that new Stones will reduce the pressure to heal only those deemed worthy by the priests. But his task is not easy. Cináed must travel to the land of Bunádh and find the Eye that is the source of the Stones. Once there he meets Tadeo Banderas, a spaceship captain exploring the newest Earth-like planet discovered by the Solar Exploration Fleet. Cináed and Tadeo soon find out that the spark of energy between them may hold the key to Dalriata’s future.

1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2010.

Rlease date: 29th March 2016
Pre-order: DSP Publications

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Mayon by Mickie B. Ashling Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Mickie B. Ashling stopping by with her new re-release Mayon, we have a brief introduction from Mickie, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Mayon

by

Mickie B. Ashling

The Philippines, 1946

After being discharged from the Marines, John Buchanan is offered a position as overseer for plantation owner Ignacio Saenz. The offer is unexpected, considering he knows nothing about coconut farming, but the presence of Mount Mayon, an active volcano within sight of the property, tips the scales in Ignacio’s favor. Finally John has a chance to put his lifelong passion for vulcanology into practice.

Gregorio Delgado, the current overseer, takes exception to this turn of events. He views John as an interloper and Ignacio’s offer as a thinly disguised excuse to marry off one of his six daughters. What neither of them expects is the powerful physical attraction that simmers between them. Could John be a kindred spirit, or is he just using Gregorio for his knowledge of farming to ingratiate himself with his potential father-in-law?  

As John and Gregorio begin a tour of the haciendas, John discovers he has far more in common with his new acquaintance than he thought possible. Torn between honor and desire, John struggles to define who he is and what Gregorio could mean to him. Like the unpredictable volcano, equal parts beauty and danger, Gregorio becomes an obsession that could erupt at any minute and destroy them both.

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The Queen & the Homo Jock King by T.J. Klune

Queen&theHomeJockKing[The]LGTitle: The Queen & the Homo Jock King
Series: Tell Me It’s Real, #2
Author: T.J. Klune
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Length: 350 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 29th 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Do you believe in love at first sight?

Sanford Stewart sure doesn’t. In fact, he pretty much believes in the exact opposite, thanks to the Homo Jock King. It seems Darren Mayne lives for nothing more than to create chaos in Sandy’s perfectly ordered life, just for the hell of it. Sandy despises him, and nothing will ever change his mind.

Or so he tells himself.

It’s not until the owner of Jack It—the club where Sandy performs as drag queen Helena Handbasket—comes to him with a desperate proposition that Sandy realizes he might have to put his feelings about Darren aside. Because Jack It will close unless someone can convince Andrew Taylor, the mayor of Tucson, to keep it open.

Someone like Darren, the mayor’s illegitimate son.

The foolproof plan is this: seduce Darren and push him to convince his father to renew Jack its contract with the city.

Simple, right?

Wrong.

ISBN:9781634768023

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7482

Reviewer: Aerin

Review: It’s been a while since I’ve read Tell Me It’s Real. A couple of years actually.  But, I remember it like I read it just yesterday. So, naturally I had no trouble following the story and the characters, and I was so freaking excited to read Sandy’s story!!!

Well, this was less Sandy’s story and more Helena Handbasket’s. Because she fucking rocked this book! Helena has this explosive personality, like most drag queens are known to have. But, Helena is THE drag queen and nobody will ever be as bitchy and awesome as her. How could anyone best her when Helena learned from one of the best in business, the one and only Vaguyna Muffman??? (God, I laughed my butt off at that drag name, because how could I not???).

Helena is outrageous, fearless, terrifying, confident, loyal, entertaining and sexy as hell. She’s very strong and isn’t afraid to take on anything and anyone! She’s also very dramatic and unbelievably hilarious, and since this book is told from her POV, prepare to laugh yourself into a coma. Sandy is pretty much opposite of Helena, because there’s nothing brave or confident about him. What both Sandy and Helena have in common is their absolute hatred and dislike of Darren, Vince’s brother (they’re really all talk because as much as they hate on Darren, they can’t help getting boner around him).

When the club Helena performs in is in danger of closing, Helena has to seduce Darren in order to convince his father, Mayor Andrew Taylor, to keep it open. Of course nothing goes as planned, and Darren is a charming mother fucker who wants Helena, has been wanting her for a long time, and will not let anything get in his way. What Helena doesn’t understand and refuses to accept is that Darren is in love with her and Sandy both, but she’ll wrap that around her head by the end.

Of course there’s a lot of humor and not a lot of sex.  In fact, I thought this book was too outrageous at times. Until I got to the most sensual, sexy and sexual tension-filled moment in the whole book: when Darren helps Helena out of her costume and assists her in her routine to become Sandy again. Oh lord, that was fucking hot. Like making-you-dizzy-from-holding-your-breath-too-long hot because who the hell cared about breathing when all that sexiness was happening? Not me, that’s for sure!

If you loved Paul and Vince you’ll be happy to hear that they make an appearance in this book as well. In fact, they’re present in one way or another throughout the book, and they’re still as funny and adorable as always. Paul’s parents Matty and Larry are a hoot again, of course. And the parrot continues to accuse Paul of rape on a daily basis. But Nana is the one that blew my mind again, because that little old lady is the bomb!

I can’t recommend this book enough. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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

Relentless by Cheyenne Meadows

RelentlessLGTitle: Relentless
Series: N/A
Author: Cheyenne Meadows
Genre: Werewolves/Shapeshifters/ Paranormal
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 29, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Jaguar shifter and sniper extraordinaire, Jag, is tasked with his most difficult and dangerous mission to date—take out the man responsible for his spotter and husband’s violent death. Again.
Sonar, an ocelot shifter, is assigned as the new spotter to the surly and scowling feline alpha. He’s impressed with Jag’s skills but sees more beneath the surface: a grief-stricken and furious man on a trail of vengeance.

Together Sonar and Jag face perils and challenges that test their skills, resolve, and the budding feelings they have for each other. As the death toll rises, so does the heat between them. Their longings could give them the strength needed to persevere, but it also might force them to succumb and sacrifice everything.

One thing’s for certain: someone won’t be making it back alive.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63476-872-6

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7455

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved, loved, and loved this book. Jag is a jaguar shifter who while on a mission with his husband and spotter Mark experiences a pain unlike any other when the target they are after kills Mark before his eyes. Now he’s been partnered with Sonar, an ocelot shifter.

Jag is furious as he works alone since what happened. But Sonar is just as stubborn as Jag and insists that he can do his job.

This is a very good book with a lot of tension, suspense, action and mystery as to who The Sandman is. What results is a man on a mission of revenge to make the one responsible pay for his crimes with his life. The Sandman is a vicious killer with a disturbing MO.

Though who he is was a bombshell that I never saw coming.

In the process Jag and Sonar grow ever closer as the story progresses. I really liked the differences yet similarities between these two characters. I got a kick out of how Sonar stood up to Jag instead of backing down.

I really felt bad for Jag as it seemed at times he would never let go and see what was right in front of him. It was truly a fantastic read with some hot and spicy sex.

Highly recommended.

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

The Brat by Patricia Logan

51VrE-831yL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Brat
Series: Marine Bodyguards, #3
Author: Patricia Logan
Genre: Romanctic Erotica
Length: 262 pages
Publisher: Westburg Publishing (February 8th 2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Charles Fordham III has been expelled from Oxford and sent home with his tail between his legs. The self-professed “brat” has always gotten away with things because of his father’s influence and money.

Poor Chas is in for the surprise of his life in the form of a tall, well-muscled, former Marine bodyguard… but even more daunting days may lie ahead. Have his years abroad prepared him for the expectations of his father when he’s forced to live up to his legacy?

Tate Heston returns home from Iraq when his beloved career is cut short by an IED. He’s used to turning boys into men and then leading them into battle where sometimes the good guys lose. This makes him even more hesitant about taking on a job guarding a spoiled brat, but he believes he can probably do what he does best… make young Chas a man.

Not everyone wants to see the brat succeed in his father’s place. Things have been running just fine for years and the return of Charles Fordham III and the shake up his arrival causes, has his family’s enemies in a panic.

But as the boy assumes his rightful place, Tate understands sometimes a man must take his fight to the enemy… regardless of battlefield… or boardroom.

ISBN: e000000001471

Product Link(s): http://amzn.to/21Aq2sv

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thebrat-1980105-356.html

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Sexy ex-military bodyguards, a spoiled brat, traitors galore!
That is only a few things to expect in this super sexy, nail-biting suspense story. Clear some time. You won’t want to put it down.
Chaz doesn’t want a bodyguard when he arrives back home from college. After years of being away, he feels unwanted and is very defiant and rebellious. Ex- Marine Tate Heston has more than a handful with this young man.

But not all is as seen. Once Tate gets to know Chaz, he sees a brilliant, misunderstood, young man. Just as the things heat up for the two and Chaz is settled with Tate, the twists begin, and we are one wild rollercoaster of these twists and turns.

I loved this story. There are may characters involved, and the story will certainly keep yo o its toes. I will say there were so many views, that the way it kept changing from one to the other was a bit jarring at times, but once you figured out the speaker, it wasn’t so hard to follow, even though one speaker was a secret to the very end. We even get to see a few favorites from the first two books.

If you like sexy marines, bodyguards, mystery/suspense, millionaires, older men/younger men, and some hot man-sex, this is definitely for you.

Though this is a book three of a series, I think you can read it as a standalone though the other two are well worth the read!

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Let It Ride by L.C. Chase ~ Audiobook

51O9kZ35UTL._SL300_Title: Let it Ride
Series: Pickup Men, #2
Author: L.C. Chase
Narrator: Dorian Bane
Genre: Contemporary/ Western
Length: 5 hours and 53 minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (2-10-2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: New York City transplant Eric Palmer grew up in foster care. While he always had a roof over his head, he never felt love or a sense of belonging…until he joined the California rodeo circuit as a paramedic and found a band of brothers who took him in as one of their own. Now, one in particular is making Eric’s pulse race.

Product Link(s): http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Let-It-Ride-Audiobook/B01BLP6GZ0

http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/let-it-ride-pickup-men-2 (eBook)

http://amzn.to/1KTIPeo

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Romance. Angst. Happy Endings. Oh I nearly forgot…sexy cowboys and hot paramedics.

Ever since meeting Eric, Bridge has questioned his feelings. Finally, he can’t take it anymore and finally approaches Eric. Eric reciprocates his desires but his past keeps him from letting go. Whose heart will get broken?

I have read this series so I am already familiar with the books. This is book two, though you may be able to read as a standalone…I suggest reading in order so you get a bit more background on both Bridge and Eric.

I think I could listen I Dorian Bane all day every day. His voice is so rich; a perfect cowboy voice, yet he was able to drop an octave for Marty and even do a cool accent for Eric. The regular narration is hot, but let me tell you his reading of the sex scenes will set you on fire. I think we need a fireman tossed in here with our paramedic!

If you like sexy cowboys, paramedics, gay for you, an all over sweet romance, with some scorching hot sex-scenes ,this is a must read.

I highly recommend this series!
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Strength in Numbers by Brad Vance

51ipLmkD-SL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Strength in Numbers
Series: The Game Players, #2
Author: Brad Vance
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 192 pages
Publisher: Brad Vance (February 9th, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: They’re back! In their first adventure, Marc Julian, software billionaire, and Jesse Winchester, hacker extraordinaire, survived the evil plans of the Krom brothers and Jesse’s first lover, Chip. But Jesse has old debts to pay to Russian gangster Leonid Ivanov. Now Leonid is calling in those debts, demanding that Jesse find a great treasure for him, and a new game is set in motion…

The mysterious “Satoshi,” creator of the cybercurrency Bitcoin, has been hiding $375 million worth of the currency for years. But now, he has chosen to start a quest for the keys to the Hoard, and he who controls the keys controls the fortune. And this will be a quest that will test the strength, the will, and the character of those who pursue it.

But Marc and Jesse aren’t the only ones on the hunt, as old enemies resurface to try and beat them to the treasure… And even if they reach it first, they must ask themselves – do they really want to give a Russian gangster $375 million to pursue his deadly enterprises? And what would be the consequences if they don’t?

The pursuit will take them from Andorra to Barcelona, through the museums of Tokyo, the streets of Buenos Aires, and the coast of Mexico, in a desperate and dangerous race to keep the fortune in digital gold from the hands of all their enemies…

ASIN: B01BMJ64U2

Product Link: http://amzn.to/1RbA2AY

Reviewer: Prime

Review: If you’re like all things tech with two hot leading guys, then this is the book – and the series – for you!

When I was offered Strength in Numbers by Brad Vance to review, I quickly went back and binged on book one of the Game Players – Would I Lie to You? Then returned and promptly gorged myself by binging on Strength in Numbers. (Admittedly, you probably could pick up the story without reading book 1, but why only get part of the story and sell yourself short?).

For me this series is the first time I’ve read anything by Brad Vance and after some research I really want to read Have A Little Faith in Me just to start off! (It’s just all the fun of discovering a new author whose writing style fits your twisted brain).

So, the story… the series follows Marc and Jesse, who after book 1 are now the most adorable and hot couple. They also like to live on the wild side of things. Marc is a billionaire, which sometimes gives me a James Bond feel to things, who had employed the services of professional (and once incarcerated) hacker Jesse, who definitely adds a bit of a Mission Impossible vibe to things.

Marc and Jesse, while they have some dangerous enemies and some shady allies, are such a wonderful couple. I love it that how through all the action, adventure and suspense they try to solve problems together as a couple. Totally cute. I could gush about these two guys all day if I had the time.

Strength in Numbers starts almost where we left off in book 1 and things are just as complicated from the get go. With villains such as Chip and Walt popping up as the guys try to catch them – their shady ally, Russian gangster Leonid Ivanov has found a way for the guys to repay his help. And that is where we get to the heart of the action packed adventure.

We delve into the world of Bitcoin – Vance presents fantastic explanations of those that don’t know much about the world of cybercurrency. The guys are off on a trail to find a hoard of Bitcoin. This is where it’s handy to have a hacker and a billionaire together.

We open the story in a luxurious resort in Andorra before going onto Spain and Japan (*sigh, I love Japan so I love when characters in books go there too*), Buenos Aires and Mexico (can we say luxury yacht?). The adventure takes them all over and they are in a race against time as Chip and Walt also seek to find the hoard. If they don’t beat the villains, the consequences could be disastrous to say the least!

It’s all a bit of fun and the best part is that there is going to be a book 3! Can’t wait for that one!

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

Release by Ingela Bohm

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Series: Pax Cymrica: The True History, #3
Author: Ingela Bohm
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 380 pages
Publisher: Ingela Bohm (June 18, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: Things are moving forward for Pax – at about 35 miles per day, actually. Their new tour may be unorthodox and their sleeping quarters less than glamorous, but they do have fans, tucked away in the backwaters of England. Besides, there are whispers about bigger gigs, interest from abroad, maybe even another album.

But there’s something wrong with Jamie. Michael doesn’t want to believe it, but on the eve of their big break, the truth can’t stay hidden anymore.

Will it destroy everything, or will Jamie make it through his Purgatory in time?

ISBN: 9781310748196

Product Link(s): http://amzn.to/1oGKoC3

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/540291

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have to admit that this is the second book I have read by this author and am surprised with it. She has a unique way of telling a story that will pull you in and keep your attention. I think my main problems are that they are told in a way that really confuses me more than actually enjoying the story. Whether it is the old tone to them, or the cultural differences or who knows what they just don’t really keep my attention like they should.

This one was a bit different than many stories that I have read and I was pleased. I would suggest reading the first book because I am afraid that since I had not, I was a bit lost with this particular story. It is a fun story though. The characters were well written and fully developed however the story just seemed to drag on for me.

Pax is on tour in England and are playing different types of venues. The problem is there are a lot of people who hate the fact that they have gay members and are getting a hassle for it. Jamie is drinking more and is having trouble with bad news about his mom. He is going downhill fast and Michael can’t seem to help him.

It seems to focus a lot on addiction and depression that will pull at your heart-strings. I do know I wouldn’t want to go through what these guys seem to go through. It just seems that there were missing parts in one section and too much on another. I just couldn’t get into this story like I should have.

I have to admit that I picked it up and would start, then put it right back down. It didn’t catch my attention like it should have and definitely didn’t keep it. I just could not seem to get into the story. It has a lot of potential but is not for me. It just didn’t feel as in-depth as it should have and didn’t rock with me.

I would recommend it though, if you like a bit of a historical story, which is how it came off to me. However my problem was that I had not read the first two stories so I wasn’t caught up in it to begin with.

It is an entertaining story, but not for me.

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Jago by Catherine Lievens

29093689Title: Jago
Series: Gillham Pack, #9
Author: Catherine Lievens
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter
Length: Novella (132 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (February 15, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Is love enough to overcome a lifetime of orders and coldness?

Jago has known Corbin is his mate for a while now, but he gave him all the time and space he needed in the hope Corbin would decide he wants Jago. He knows it’s not going to be easy because of Corbin’s past and what he was raised to be, but he has hope. Then the creature that haunts the woods around pack territory kidnaps Jago, and Corbin comes to his rescue. It doesn’t mean all is flowers and rainbows between them, though.

Corbin doesn’t know what to do with Jago. He’s been raised to be cool and emotionless, and Jago is threatening that. Corbin doesn’t know how to be different, but the lure of having a mate and all it entails is calling out to him, and Corbin wants to surrender. The only thing stopping him is himself, but when he hears Zach and Jago talk about what Jago’s father has done to him, he finally caves in. Jago needs him, and Corbin can’t resist the mating instinct that’s growing inside.

Jago and Corbin mate and everything is right in their world—for a little while. Corbin is still trying to navigate his new relationship and to become more human when a menace both new and old rises on the horizon, putting him and everything he now holds dear in danger and changing their lives forever.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0640-0

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/jago/

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.

Every once in a while you find an author that can give you a world that would be perfect to live in. I came across Catherine awhile back when she started writing her series and I have to tell you that I will always grab her books up. They are not only the perfect length for me, but they are so full of detail that it feels like you are right there with them.

Corbin had been created in a lab to be a killer and to have zero feelings for others. However, he managed to escape the damn place and found a home in Gillham. He had not expected to find his mate, but feared he would never be able to be with Jago. He didn’t have feelings and was not sure if he could be the one for his mate.

Jago on the other hand knew that he had to give Corbin time. He had only been free for six months, but he needed to see that he didn’t have a master any longer. He could make decisions and he did have feelings. It would just take some patience to find it. With danger scouting around, Corbin would do everything to keep him safe.

I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story. When Catherine puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up.

I would definitely recommend reading this book.

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

Biker's Run by Ali Atwood

51fEbouzllL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Biker’s Run
Series: Shifters and Lovers, #3
Author: Ali Atwood
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: 51 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books (February 15, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Can Logan stop running from himself? Will Noah stand up for his own happiness?

Logan Ripley is an agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He’s great at his job, but lousy with people. Raised by a drug abusive father, he knows that some feelings are better kept hidden.

Noah Nicklin is a security specialist and lion shifter whose inbred senses, strength and speed are sought after by the DEA. The Federal Agency is conducting a sting operation, using undercover agents to infiltrate an outlaw biker gang and take down a dangerous drug lord.

An enthusiastic biker, Noah is thrilled to be part of the covert mission, especially since he’ll be teaming up with Logan Ripley, a wet dream come to life.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0615-8

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/bikers-run/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Shifters and Lovers collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. However they can be read as a standalone.

There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved. I especially loved the fact that they were lions in this one. They are probably one of my favorite types of shifters.

Logan had a rough life and was now on the straight and narrow. However he is letting his past stand in the way of his future. When an op comes in to take care of, he meets Noah. He is attracted right off the bat, but still holds back. Let’s face it he is a complete ass to Noah. Noah however wants Logan and is willing to take a chance. Now if they could just get the bad guys all might be well.

Now this story starts off great, but it was missing a lot of stuff. I mean, yeah, Logan realizes when he thinks Noah is in danger. He might just be the man for him. They go from one extreme to the next step too fast. It came off like the author was tired of the book and just threw the ending in. It was a disappointment. Because up to the instant change it was going perfectly.

I did enjoy reading it though and would recommend it.

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

Passion's Flame by A.J. Marcus

29214048Title: Passion’s Flame
Series: Heroic Passions, #2
Author: A.J. Marcus
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 81 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books (February 14, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: As a dark force threatens Earth, two heroes find strength and love in each other.

Novablast is too busy for much of a love life—he works for a living and spends his nights patrolling Riverton. When he meets the new hero, Ursa, he’s surprised how quickly he starts falling for the rough stranger. As they start to explore their budding attraction, the villain who killed Ursa’s father appears and threatens to end their new found happiness.

Even with the help of friends, can their love blaze hot enough to survive an attack that puts the very Earth at risk?

ISBN: 978-4874-0619-6

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Passion-‘-s-Flame/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have read a few stories by this author and I am afraid that I haven’t really been impressed yet. The idea is perfect but the follow thru always misses the right steps. This story however was pretty good in many spots but it comes off a bit winded and off to me. It also comes off a bit rushed to me, but it was still fun to read.

First off the cover was great and the blurb was pretty good also. However it didn’t really pull me in like it should have and I pretty much skipped over parts of the story. Even skipping over sections it felt like I hadn’t which tells me that there was too much extra in the story that could have been left out.

Novablast is a mutant and handles fire. If he can join his fire into others then he can put out the flames. Then he meets Ursa who is another hero. Ursa is a shadow hero from what I gather. They hook up, fight the bad guys and get each other. When a villain from the past shows up it will take the whole crew to get rid of her.

I am sorry, but this story was not for me. It was cute, but way off the right sound. It just didn’t flow with me and I was not as entertained as I should have been. It was just missing the right part to have made it better.

However like I said before it is a fun little story and has great potential if the follow thru was a bit more set.

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

Claiming the Hunter by Charlie Richards

516N-QztWQL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Claiming the Hunter
Series: A Paranormal’s Love, #15
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter
Length: 109 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books (February 14, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Into the Paranormal World: To everything there is a season, including a time to lay down arms and to love.

Jeremiah Tully lost his sister when a shifter attacked them while camping with friends. He blames himself…and rogues, believing they are a danger to society. When he finds a group of like-minded people who call themselves hunters, he joins up and spends three years helping them hunt, capture, and sometimes even kill shifters and vampires.

Then a few new guys show up, telling tales of demons, and how they want help capturing some. Jeremiah doesn’t believe their tales, but when the demons attack, Jeremiah quickly turns into a believer. He flees the building, but then is chased down by one of the monsters when he crashes his dirt bike. When he wakes in some kind of clinic run by gargoyles, he thinks he’s a dead man.

Instead, he learns that some humans live side by side with the gargoyles as mates, and one of the gargoyles, Grateman, is claiming him. While Jeremiah realizes he does have an odd attraction to Grateman, can a mating between a gargoyle and a hunter really work?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0616-5

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Claiming-The-Hunter/

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Jeremiah was not like any other hunter he had come across. Even when his little sister had been killed by a shifter, he felt like there were some good out there. It didn’t stop him from being a hunter and searching for those who kill humans though. So during an attack he finds himself up against demons.

However he was wrong in more ways than one. He escapes only to crash his dirt bike and getting injured. Those demons were not demons but gargoyles. He was coming to understand many things, although the fact that he wanted one of them still had him puzzled. What happened to him not being straight was one of them.

Grateman has found his mate, but he needs to show him that not all paranormals are bad. He also needs answers that only his little hunter could give him. Could you imagine his mate’s expression when he not only finds out that males can give birth, but hears one doing so. Talk about a crazy way to live. I love that the mates get pregnant, talk about a plus for me.

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. I loved this one and cannot wait for the next amazing story. 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. When Charlie puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

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The Ornery Otter by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

515Hn8MEO-L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Ornery Otter
Series: Patching Up, #5
Author: Caitlin Ricci & A.J. Marcus
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter
Length: 45 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books (February 14, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: When rogue orcas are out making trouble for shifters, a young otter doesn’t stand a chance in the open ocean.

Now that he’s reached his age of maturity, otter shifter Noah is ready for his migration, where he’ll travel down the Pacific coast in search of a new place to call home and hopefully find his mate. He has only barely begun when he comes across Herm, another otter, who has his paw tangled up in a wire. He’s hurt and they need help, so Noah calls his cousin. With Denali’s help, Noah and Herm are put up in an empty house while Herm heals up enough to continue on his way.

But the waters aren’t safe for otters, not with a couple of rogue orcas making trouble for them, and as the disappearances increase, Noah realizes they’re all in danger.

He’s sure that Herm is his mate, whether the grumpy old otter wants to admit it or not, and Noah knows he must do anything to protect them both, especially when trouble decides to invite itself in.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0625-7

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/the-ornery-otter/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Patching Up collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. However they can be read as a standalone.

There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved. Although I really thought that as each story progresses so will the writing, but other than the story changing there is no true progress. It comes off fast paced but also like it was written in a hurry. It has great potential but unfortunately the story was a down side. Which is strange because Caitlin has always been one of my favorite authors.

Orcas are still a bit in the past and cause many bouts of trouble for other shifters. When Noah is migrating after his eighteenth birthday he comes across another otter in trouble. Herm is a bit of an ass, comes off totally wrong for Noah but in the end shows some potential. When the Orca’s causing trouble they must bind together to stop what is going on.

For me, this story wasn’t done justice. It had great potential but came off a bit stiff. It didn’t catch my attention like it should have but it did deflect it either.

I did enjoy reading it, but wished it was flowing off the pages instead of how it came off.

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Wolf,WY by A.F. Henley

25839511Title: Wolf, WY
Series: Wolf #1
Author: A.F. Henley
Genre: Paranormal/ Contemporary/ Fantasy/ Shapeshifters
Length: 260 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (October 21, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: There’s nothing like a fresh start, and for Randy, still nursing wounds left by a cheating ex and harboring a deep mistrust for all things corporate, Wolf, Wyoming seems like the perfect place to start over. Secluded, quiet, and self-sufficient, Wolf is bound to not only inspire, but to bring Randy the peace he needs. The view’s not bad, either.

Vaughn O’Connell and his family are Randy’s only neighbors for miles, and while Randy knows it’s somewhat unlikely that a man with three kids is gay, it doesn’t hurt to look. When a misunderstanding brings Randy face to face with both Vaughn and his eighteen year old son, Lyle, Randy’s not sure what to feel about either of them.

But things are not what they appear in Wolf, and the closer Randy gets, the stranger the O’Connell family seems…

ISBN: 978-1-62004-618-0

Product Link: http://amzn.to/1TGHAQV

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first story by this author that I have read and I have to tell you that this story was amazing. Full of detail, energy, excitement, suspense and feelings. It is certainly different from any other book I have come across. There is not an instant love, fated mates or any of the usual that you find in a paranormal romance. I loved the way it just caught my attention and kept it throughout. I couldn’t put the book down, till I finished it.

Randy was a successful lawyer who had everything he had wanted, or should I say everything his mother wanted. However he was not truly happy, so when he found out that his fiancé was a cheating ass he decided it was time to end. He decided to just pack it all up and find a place for him. He just hadn’t expected a different life completely.

Not to mention all the snow that is around. However when he sees some men cutting down his tree, he turns all bossy. Funny as hell, seeing as they are neighbors doing a good deed. Vaughn is the one that turns him on but damn Lyle is just sexy. However it is Vaughn that he wants. The thing is there are some major secrets going on.

Vaughn is a werewolf with a teenage son going through the change. There are not many werewolves left so he hadn’t expected it out of his son. His son wanted to fight for dominance and Vaughn needed to keep his head on straight. The problem is he has the hots for his neighbor and his son knows it. He just can’t stay away.

This was told in Randy’s voice it seems and let’s just say he rocks it. The things he thinks about is just a blast to hear and so damn funny. He is the one that pulls you in completely but when these two get together it is hot as hell. He has one hell of an imagination and can talk a blue strip up.

I loved the whole family and it came off perfectly. The little ones were just funny as all and I can’t wait to see what happens with them in the future. I am definitely saying that this author has made my watch list, because this story has hit my top ten favorite books.

I loved it and can’t wait to see what the next book will be like.

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The Consequences of Messing with the Alpha's Mate by Marcy Jacks

theconsequencesofmessingwiththealphasmateTitle: The Consequences of Messing with the Alpha’s Mate
Series: Rogue Wolfhounds, #13
Author: Marcy Jacks
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter
Length: 170 pages
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (January 16th 2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Dean and Joey are still working on their relationship. It’s not always easy, considering Joey had recently been brainwashed into trying to kill Dean and the rest of the pack. He can’t ignore his instincts, however. He loves Dean. They’re mated, and the sex is amazing.

Dean is the Alpha in their pairing, and in order to help his mate heal he needs to put aside all his feelings of inadequacy for failing to protect his mate. He’s going to see to it that the men who hurt his mate suffer. There will be consequences for hurting Joey.

Joey doesn’t want Dean to go. He wants to be normal, enjoy being mated to the man he’s loved since before he knew it was love. Dean’s Alpha nature will not be put off though, and when the attack finally happens, Joey will be left behind, but Dean will take his heart with him— whether or not he comes back.

ISBN: 9781682950111

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/the-consequences-of-messing-with-the-alphas-mate

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is book thirteen in the Rogue Wolfhounds series.

This is a continuation Dean and Joey’s story with more details into their daily struggle to live their lives after the events that happened to Joey that changed him forever. I understood Dean’s view on wanting to hunt down and hurt those responsible who harmed his mate but at the same time I understood Joey’s. It was a delicate balance.

There are quite a few things going on in different relationships in this book. The evil men who hurt Joey are despicable in my opinion. As they have no care for those they hurt or kill in the name of their goals. I hated them with a passion and wanted justice for all the wrongs they did.

I love this series. It has everything you could want in a great paranormal series. There is plenty of suspense, romance, and action infused in an amazing plot.

This series is best read in order as each book picks up where the last one left off.

Highly recommended.

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