Don’t Bring a Cannibal to Dinner by James Cox

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Series: Cox Fairytale 03

Author: James Cox

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Short (77pgs)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (7th May 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: What are you willing to sacrifice for true love?

Harris and Grant were both raised in an orphanage. They’ve known beatings, starvation—and falling in love. When the dangers become too great, they run away into the dark woods, and they come across a cottage made completely of sweet treats. What could one taste hurt? Well, it stirs the handsome witch that lives inside. Fearing his wrath, they run straight into the brutal orphanage owner they were fleeing from before. Their unlikely hero is none other than the witch, but does the handsome magician want to save them or devour them? As it turns out, a bit of both.

But when the cottage the witch is bound to is set on fire, Harris and Grant face a terrible decision. For the only way the witch can be free is by eating one of their hearts…

ISBN: 978-1-77339-959-1

Product Link: Evernight | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved this take on Hansel and Gretel, it was unique and fascinating with amazing characters that really blossomed the story into a fantastic read. Harris and Grant grew up in a orphanage. Neither have had a great time of it as the head of the place is a cruel man.

The boys finally run away and find Dec, a witch in the woods. Unfortunately Mr. D finds them and what follows is decisions and futures to be made.

Twists and turns along with an amazing story line had me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. I loved it.

Fantastic read.

Beauty Has Balls by James Cox

Title: Beauty Has Balls

Series: Cox Club 03

Author: James Cox

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (99pgs)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (31st October 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Nevin meets Marco in the most unlikely of places … a serial killer’s basement.

Nevin’s in a new town, looking for a new job and a new man. His first date turns out to be the worst choice ever. He wakes up in a cage with chains and a collar. But he’s not alone. The sexy Italian beside him is bruised, naked, and not giving up.

Marco never expected his co-worker at The Cox Club to hit him over the head and drag him into a damn cage. But here he was. Bruised, naked, humiliated, and the only thing keeping him from giving up is the young guy in the next cell who’s caught this psycho’s eye.

Will they actually survive this nightmare? And if they do, can they ever truly heal?

Be Warned: m/m sex, violence, sexual assault by villain

ISBN: 978-1-77339-833-4

Product Link: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This story blew me away with it’s intensity. A serial killer has Nevin and Marco in his grasp after hitting Marco over the head at the cox club where they work and then Taking Nevin when they go out on a date. This story is beautifully heartbreaking yet intense in that the two MC’s never give up hope despite being abused and tortured by a demented serial killer.

I loved how despite their predicament Marco and Nevin were there for each other. Such an emotional story as we see how Maro and Nevin deal with what is happening to them and deal with what they went through after everything is over.

Humorous, gritty, emotional, sexy times to be had in this amazing addition to the series.

Highly recommended.

Death By Dick by James Cox

Title: Death By Dick

Series: Cox Tales 02

Author: James Cox

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Length: Novella (146pgs)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (4th September 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: The day a hooker dropped dead on Kyler’s dick changed his life forever…

When Kyler graduated high school, he wanted to give himself the gift of his first blowjob from a sexy male hooker. Then said hooker drops dead in his lap. Yeah, he has that kind of luck. Now, the police are after him, he can’t go home because of an abusive father, and he ends up working at The Cox Club, a small town gay gentlemen’s club.

Seamus is on his first undercover mission for the FBI. The problem is that he doesn’t think their terrorist suspect, Kyler, is guilty. Oh, and there’s also the matter of giving Kyler a hand job … on the FBI’s hidden camera. His first field mission may be his last.

When bullets start flying, it’s up to Seamus to find out the truth and he has to do it before Kyler becomes a victim.

Be Warned: m/m sex

ISBN: 978-1-77339-787-0

Product Link: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Kyler works at the cox club when he meets Seamus, an undercover FBI agent sent to investigate him for terrorist attacks. Seamus thinks Kyler is innocent as he grows closer to the young man. What starts out as an investigation quickly turns into so much more between the two men.

I loved everything about this story. The plot was amazing. The characters all had their roles to pay in bringing this story to life. The investigation was detailed and engaging.

Fantastic addition to the series and highly recommended.

In The Eye Of The Wind by Katherine Wyvern Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Katherine Wyvern stopping by today with her latest release In The Eye of the Wind, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

In The Eye Of The Wind


Katherine Wyvern

Born in the northern wastes of Kaleva in the middle of a devastating war between light and darkness, Rikko’ has found his way south to the warm shores of the Circled Sea, the first elver to ever turn pirate.

Forbidden by the rules of the Andalouan court to pursue such an ungentlemanly career, Gael can only dream of ever becoming a doctor, and his medical studies remain unfinished until his aunt the Queen sends him on a covert mission to the pirate city of Beyas’kahl.

And here, after one night with Rikko’, all his loyalties are put to the test.

Queen Amata has reigned for three decades, and she always used her men cunningly. But even the best player can miscalculate, and her blunder places Gael first in slavery, then in a naval battle, and finally, worst of all, face to face with Rikko’s darkest and deadliest side.

From such darkness, is there any coming back? Is there any hope of love for Gael, or redemption for Rikko’?

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The Bear’s True Mate by Elizabeth Monvey *Retro Review*

Title: The Bear’s True Mate

Series: Divergent Species 01

Author: Elizabeth Monvey

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (78 pages)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (23 Sept 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Henry McBane had a wife. And a true mate. And they weren’t the same person. He once made a terrible mistake and it cost him everything. When he found his wife dead from a group of shifter hunters, he gets work as an enforcer to the Shifter Council in order to bring the hunting club down. 

Ajay Orbin has been a prisoner for months, trapped with others as living science projects and held at the whim of a horrible scientist. When he’s finally rescued, he can’t believe it’s by the man he once loved with his whole heart. 

Can he find it in himself to forgive Henry? And what happens when he finds himself…pregnant? 

ISBN: 978-1-77233-514-9

Product Link: Evernight | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is not the first time I’ve read a book by Elizabeth Monvey. I’ve only read one or two other books and they had me a bit reluctant to go again because the writing style did not agree with me. However, I have to admit that this is the first time I really and truly connected with the characters and absolutely fell in love with her story.

Honestly, the story is something of a tried and true formula, and fans of that formula will not be disappointed by the story. I suppose in some ways it really does come under the banner of cheesy paranormal romance. But, hell, I’m a sucker for that and I ate it right up! The story starts with Ajay Orbin, who has been trapped by scientists in a lab; let’s call that tried and true #1. He’s a bear shifter who has met his mate, another bear shifter, Henry, tried and true #2. However, circumstances have kept them apart and hurt Ajay, namely the fact that Henry had a wife, tried and true #3. Henry is a bear shifter who goes around with a team to free shifters who are being experimented on, tried and true #4.  And that is where the M-preg stuff comes in, tried and true #5, and is of course something that is more niche in terms of tastes than everything else in this story. So, now our heroes are forced to be together again despite not all having the time to heal the rift that had formed between them – really, I would have liked a little more self flagellation (all mental!) on Henry’s side.

Look, despite my rating because I really did love this book, you can tell by my brief analysis there are plenty of holes in this story. Most glaring would be the rushed pace of story and character development. Part of me wanted to bring the rating down to 3.5 because I think with more words and time this could be a truly awesome book. It is something that you could expect from a Flynn Eire or Lynn Hagen type of story and without the detail of a Stormy Glenn book. But as it is, I loved the story, I loved the shifters, I love the M-preg stuff – all the elements were there to suck me into the world of Ajay and Henry and I enjoyed every second of it.

The Devil’s Cum in His Eye by James Cox

Title: The Devil’s Cum in His Eye

Series: Cox Club Story 01

Author: James Cox

Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Suspense

Length: Novella (83pgs)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (January 11, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Cop by day, erotic writer by night, stripper on the weekends, and Tomkin Coburn just found a dead body in his bedroom. But which occupation lead to murder?

Coburn has his teenage son in tow and a detective that seems to be interested in his butt as well as his innocence. He’ll do anything to protect his kid and the intense feelings he has for Detective Luke Early. The evidence quickly mounts against Coburn—murder weapon, body fluids, and oh yeah, no one in the world seems to know who the dead guy is.

Together, Coburn and Luke find themselves in the path of a killer, but can they unravel the mystery before it’s too late?

ISBN: 978-1-77339-540-1

Product Link: Evernight | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Luke and Coburn were hot together as they set out to unravel a mystery. This amazing story has you laughing and serious at the same time. I loved the mystery aspect of the story and I was drawn in immediately.

There is plenty of hot sex between Luke and Coburn to scorch the sheets. Great beginning to the series and am looking forward to reading more.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

All That Shatters by James Cox

Title: All That Shatters

Series:  Sons of Outlaws 05

Author: James Cox

Genre: Futuristic, Erotic, Science Fiction, MC Romance

Length: Short (66 pages)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (May 31, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: This is the end of the Outlaw MC on Mars.

Elric is the classic good guy, always doing the right thing and always coming in last. An attack from a trusted friend leaves Elric broken, shot and on the verge of death. His biggest regret is not warning his club that a rat is heading toward Earth, about to kill a member of the Outlaw MC.

Max is a simple mechanic with a big problem. He’s afraid of flying so when the ships leave for Earth he stays behind, content to die with the big red planet. But then he finds an injured Outlaw member.

Now it’s a race to get off the dying planet and save the club. Can they return home before all they love is shattered?

Be Warned: m/m sex

ISBN: 978-1-77339-300-1

Product Link: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Mars is dying. Everyone escapes but Elric and Max. With Elric hurt and on the mend it is a race to fix the ship and leave before it’s too late.

I loved this installment of the series. Max and Elric worked well together. What broke my heart was what happened on earth. I was not expecting it so it floored me.

As usual this s a stunning story filled with danger, intense moments and finaly love. The intensity between Elric and Max was off the charts. I loved how tender Max was with Elric when he was hurt.

I am really sad to see this series end.

No Impact by Maia Dylan

Title: No Impact

Series: Sniper Team Bravo 02

Author: Maia Dylan

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (August 1, 2016)

Length: Novella (121 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts 

Blurb:  No impact on the target is the call that a sniper has missed, that their position is now compromised, and the firestorm it can bring could ultimately cost them their lives. 

Riley Marksmen has wanted Marcel Cross from the moment they first met. He just had to convince Marcel that he wanted Riley just as bad. When his first attempt with Marcel results in no impact, he is convinced that a future with Marcel is worth the risk of trying again. 

Marcel knows there is something between him and Riley. He just has to find the courage to take the gamble in the first place. When secrets are discovered, and a threat is revealed, it jeopardizes what they’ve only just started to build. 

Can they find a way to the future they’ve targeted, or will their risk leave No Impact? 

ISBN: 978-1-77233-946-8

Product Link: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer:  Lisa

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

I came across Maia when the first book in this series came out and I have to say that she does have an amazing gift at telling a story.  I always did love a good man in a uniform who is sexy, loyal and damn good with a gun.  I also liked the fact that in the blurb she explains a bit about what the title itself means.  In this book, no impact means a sniper has missed his target and all hell is about to happen.  

It is not only an entertaining tale, but is full of action, hot sex and danger.  There is just a hint of humor in it that makes it even better.  Usually it is when Sam gets called Pretty Boy, thanks to Finn but damn it is funny all the same.  Nicknames do stick with you sometimes.  

Riley has taken the bid to build for the sniper team bravo unit, but he has a secret at the real reason.  His grandmother was the true owner of the land and had tried to leave it to his father.  The grandmother and his father should be rotting in hell from the way they were with him.  He wanted to help build a happy place instead of what it once was.  That secret might just cost him though.  He wants Marcel and his first time at getting the man was a shot down, hence the name.

Marcel wants the man and has wanted him from the moment he first saw him.  However he can’t stand a liar or someone that keeps secrets.  And it is one that his sexy man is hiding from him that might blow their new, fresh relationship up.  That, and the fact that someone wants them to not only stop building but cost him Riley’s life.

This is a very intriguing story that was quite a bit of fun to read.  I had to actually go back and read the whole series over once more.  I loved the characters and the way they are with each other.  They might be a sniper team but they were also a tight family.  I loved that about them and was glad that the author turned it that way. 

I would definitely recommend this book.

Kidnapped by Xondra Day

Title: Kidnapped

Author: Xondra Day

Genre: Erotica

Length: Short (35 pgs)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (17th May 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Sam Kindley has lived a rocky life. Being a hired gun for a local crime lord isn’t easy, but it pays well, so what’s a guy to do? Life is routine. The boss gives him a job and he completes it without incident.

Kidnapping Tyler Hanson and holding him for ransom seems like an easy enough task. But Sam never expected to be attracted to his mark. When sparks fly between them things become complicated. The heat sears and after a couple of hot encounters emotions quickly become involved.

Tyler Hanson never thought that he’d actually like his kidnapper, but his world is turned upside down in a moment of lust. Things are never what they seem, but maybe it’s all for the best. There’s much more to Sam than his rough and gruff exterior.
In a most unconventional scenario can love survive? Will Tyler?

ISBN: 978-1-77339-287-5

Product Link: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Napoleon A. Chase

Review: This is definitely the gritty side of Stockholm Syndrome. Standard rape fetish tags apply.

For the length, too much was stuffed into it at once. It wanted to be a political thriller, but it also wanted to be a porn shoot. Alas. It had already rented the studio for a day, tops, and gotten the guys’ clothes off by the time they decided to go with the thriller.

The constant perspective switching was jarring. Would have been more immersive if Day had picked one character’s PoV and stuck to it.

This said, I’d be interested in seeing Day’s future work after a proficient edit. Kudos for making me squirm with classic gay daddy issues re: “ugh, this guy’s an asshole… and so’s my dad.”

Thief of Hearts by E.D. Parr

Title: Thief of Hearts

Author: E. D. Parr

Genre: Erotica Contemporary

Length: Short (47 pgs)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (12th June 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Thirty year-old lawyer, Blake Aster gazes from his high-rise office window wondering if this summer he’ll find love, but deep inside he doubts anyone will ever want him again. He can’t forget the scar he has running the length of his face.

Hunky, daring, Alex Ryan is cleaning the building windows. Struck by the mythical beauty in Blake’s office, Alex sets out to get the other man’s attention. Maybe a striptease outside Blake’s eighth floor window will do the trick.

ISBN: 978-1-77339-310-0

Product Link: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Napoleon A. Chas

Review: Things really pick up in the second chapter. Alex has a solid, distinct voice, and that voice is gushing over how hot Scarface here is. I’m laughing within the first paragraph. Thank you, Alex. This book probably would have done great being told explicitly from Alex’s perspective for the first half.

Hits some lovely exhibitionism notes. Major points for two guys who understand the importance of safe sex in their rendezvous.

Also highlights rich lifestyle, for those who are into that.

From the cheeky blurb, I’d been expecting something less angst and more romcom. It tried to be a thriller and a romance, but where it spent the most details by far was the sex scenes. This style of writing would have been more believable to me as an established, kinky couple.

Master Lover by Jan Suzukawa

Title: Master Lover

Series: SDS Robots, 02

Author: Jan Suzukawa

Genre: Science Fiction, Erotica

Length: Short (31 pages)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (10th May 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Joon is the most highly sought after Dominant at the Humanistic Garden brothel on the Yotair pleasure satellite.

Trained in the BDSM erotic arts, the 6’2” blue-eyed sex robot services human and alien men, fulfilling their darkest fantasies. Joon is the consummate professional, delivering satisfaction to humans and aliens alike. But behind his perfect face he harbors a secret desire. Feelings for a special client he tells no one.

What Joon doesn’t know is that his special client has his own secret desire…about Joon.

ISBN: 978-1-77233-845-4

Product Link: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Napoleon A. Chase

Review: I am reading this after already having read the first of the series, and so my judgment is primarily as a series rather than standalone. Again: solid, polished writing that is in no need of editing.

The pairings are a rich blushing virgin, and a rich inventor who wants to be spanked because apparently that absolves him of his crimes. Not my type, but I know plenty of readers enjoy that.

However, we get into racial description problems right from page 1. “Dark” skin is not really descriptive beyond “not white” and has been a lazy skin descriptor of lighter folk for far too long – what “dark” means to white, white-passing, and other pale-skinned people is quite different than what is “dark” to readers who are not.

That said, I’m glad to see someone who’s not light-skinned being portrayed attractively, however briefly. I just wish it wasn’t in a stereotypically servile role, especially when there are no other characters of his portrayed race represented in higher/more respected capacities.

The clinical language used for Joon’s robotic perceptions of sex are immersive, and at points help to show a shift in demeanor.

I’m unnerved that this is the second book in a row describing a blue-eyed, Caucasian man as the type of man virtually everyone finds most desirable. Again, we have an Asian patron fawning over a constructed white guy who is beautiful because he is as white as can be. Joon too engages in this type of behavior, absolutely smitten with a white guy and his lovingly described pale skin. There is a major plot point which only further ‘enhances’ this kind of narrative, which I won’t spoil here. I understand internalized racism; it’s just gutting to see it in action.

This work is less vanilla than the last. BDSM is prevalent, as are multiple partners. Prostitution and promiscuity is normalized in this world, to the point anyone not perusing both frequently is considered eccentric.

Though it’s anime science full-throttle, the transition from robot to human reads as metaphorical to me: as someone in a highly dissociated state coming to terms with themself, their emotions and their mortality.

Enjoyed a brief nod to previous characters from the prior work without making things not make sense.

Aftermarket Lover by Jan Suzukawa

Title: Aftermarket Lover

Series: SDS Robots, 01

Author: Jan Suzukawa

Genre: Science Fiction, Erotica

Length: Short (33 pages)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (22nd July 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Ashton Cheng mines for gold on a lonely planet at the edge of the Milky Way. His boring routine is interrupted by the last thing he expects: a free one-week trial with a sex robot.
Lin is a sex and domestic services robot with human emotions—a hybrid. Ash is drawn to Lin, but Lin’s hybrid status isn’t the only thing that’s different about him…

ISBN: 978-1-77130-934-9

Product Link: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Napoleon A. Chase

Review: This is way higher brow than I was expecting for robot sex. I’m impressed. This book is polished, the prose flows well, and the story is told in a straightforward manner.

Surprisingly realistic world.

Sex scenes are refreshingly realistic, especially regarding stamina after, ahem, long in-betweens.

There are clever turns in this, as well as some uncomfortable levels of soul-searching. Bring it.
I was disappointed by the “tidiness,” so to say, of medical procedures and how they were evaluated, but I think that says a lot about how much Suzukawa has already built my expectations up for realism in a genre notorious for bumrushing things.

Hyperfocusing on genitalia as a metaphor for humanity fell flat, again, because Suzukawa has already shown off a knack for finer details and subtlety.

All in all, a decent read for cis gays.