Incomparable by Julia Talbot

412DprknVfL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Incomparable
Series: Bloodrose, #8
Author: Julia Talbot
Genre: Paranormal/ Multicultural/ New Adult
Length: Short Story (36 Pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (March 27, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Nikolas is a performer at paranormal the nightclub Bloodrose. When it comes to bottoming on stage, he’s incomparable. When it concerns dating co-workers, Nikolas is on way shakier ground.

New bar manager Ashe has been told Nik is way out of his league. Maybe that’s why he’s not prepared for what happens when the two of them begin dating. Can the boys figure out their hang-ups before it’s too late for their relationship?

A Bloodrose story.

ISBN: 978-1-61040-456-3

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Jonny hired Ashe to bartend. I don’t think he had any idea that as soon as he saw Nik he was attracted. He wanted the man. Too bad everyone keeps telling him that the man is incomparable. He never dates coworkers and isn’t too sure about those around him.

However it is up to Nik to make the move, whether he is sure or not.
I had a blast with this book and look forward to reading the next story. Although these stories are way too short. I think if they were more flushed out and details added that they would be a top rate story. They do have a great amount of humor in them that I enjoy.

These stories are a blast to read and I would definitely recommend them. Although with this one, it was a bit different. It moved to fast for me to truly love. It doesn’t really take away from the story though. Julia does have a great imagination.

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

The Werewolf Code: The Moon by Julia Talbot

7104323._UY200_Title: The Werewolf Code: The Moon
Series: Bloodrose, #2
Author: Julia Talbot
Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifter/ Fantasy/ Vampires
Length: Short Story (29 Pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (March 10, 2008)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Kasey and Deke make a pretty good living as private detectives, even for a werewolf and a vampire. They know they have trouble when a tall blonde shows up, asking them to keep tabs on her cheating husband. Kasey knows the woman is lying, but they have no idea what they’re getting themselves into.

When the cheating hubby turns out to be a genetic mutant with some unusual talents, it will take all of Kasey’s with and skill, and all of Deke’s strength to keep them alive and keep the danger under wraps.

Can Deke and Kasey save the day and finally get some time to themselves?

ISBN: 9781603703017

Product Link: Torquere Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the second book in this series and I would suggest you read them in order. Kasey and Deke are a pretty amazing couple that is for sure. Deke is a werewolf who loves to be bitten and Kasey is a vampire who is into biting Deke.

Deke believes one always trusts other werewolves and he goes with it. So when they are contacted by a bitch who wanted them to follow her husband, it is Kasey that knows she is lying. Hell there is no husband, just a man who was experimented on. I think Kasey needs to keep Deke tied to the bed next time he comes up with an idea.

The sexy between them is majorly hot and kinky. It is a very fast paced story but way too short to get anything more than a nibble.

I had fun with it and definitely will be reading the next story.

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Belladonna by T. Strange

belladonna185*Title was free on publisher’s web site at time of posting*
Title: Belladonna
Series: N/A
Author: T. Strange
Genre: Contemporary / BDSM
Length: Short (15 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press LLC (March 6th 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Max is looking for BDSM action. After complaining to his friend Randy about the lack of kink in his life, Randy gives him an address. Max expects to find a club. Instead, he finds a rough, blue-collar drinking establishment where he seems less than welcome. He’s rescued by Adam, a rough, no-nonsense top who shows him that BDSM is still alive and thriving.

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Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This is a well written short story. This was like reading someone’s fantasy or a post in Literotica. It’s only fifteen pages, but I could not stop reading what would happen next.

There is little backstory or anything to blog it down. You get the general reason Max has walked into the establishment and moves right into the action. The damn sexy and very erotic action.

All in all, a very good and enjoyable read for those who like a little something to fuel a fantasy of their own.

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A Deal with the Enemy by Jessica Ennis

18718868Title: A Deal with the Enemy
Series: A Prizm Books Short
Author: Jessica Ennis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Short Story (17 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (October 2013)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥2Hearts
Blurb: All-American Brenden has a crush on the weird boy at school. Brenden’s best friend Alex is also gay, so that’s not the problem. The problem is that Alex hates Brenden’s crush with a fiery passion. Can he prove to Brenden that he’s a good enough friend to support Brenden, no matter what?

The price may be more than he or Brenden are willing to pay, though, when Brenden’s crush stumbles upon their deadly secret and nearly dies in the process.

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: Short. Why yes, yes we are missing two colors there, aren’t we.

Brendan has a crush on Alan, I think, and he doesn’t want his best friend Alex to know. Alex doesn’t like Alan very much, but he wants to support his friend. Then somehow, they all end up in a tunnel or the subway, and then you learn all the friends have a secret that could be deadly. Okay now someone is having sex against the wall in the dark tunnel, and it’s a little bit sexy BUT, I still couldn’t really tell you who was having sex.

I read this book, twice, and I’m still confused. The names of characters ran together and even after two runs, I couldn’t completely tell them apart. The author went from using first names to last names and there were entirely too many characters for 17 pages.

This seems to be more of a draft for a book than an actual book. I’m sorry guys but this one did not work for me.

Fourth of July Fireworks by M. Durango

81yS5zHPntL._SL1500_Title: Fourth of July Fireworks

Series: Cherry Bomb’s And Firecrackers

Author: M. Durango

Length: Short (12 Pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (July 30th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Matt and Christian from Where You Least Expect It are back! It’s Fourth of July and Christian wants to go to the fireworks show; Matt’s hot and bothered and wants to stay home. Christian promises to make it up to him later and they head off to the park to watch things explode. Christian might be focused on the fireworks, but Matt’s still focused on Christian. Lucky for them, the night is chilly and no one looks twice when they cuddle under a blanket. Even luckier, no one can see what Matt’s hands are doing to Christian.

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Review: I usually don’t go for short stories, but this one was hot.


Matt and Christian are from Where You Least Expect It. They are so cute and funny. Matt is the alpha of the two, but when it comes to Christian he is tender and very loving. Christian is very sweet, loving, caring, and hot. When they come together it sets off all the fire alarms, they are so hot together. The story line is cute and funny, and will make you smile through the book. It kept my attention from beginning to the end.


I wish it were a longer book because it left me wanting to hear more, but I loved this little story. These two are the best characters I have read about in a while. I read it and just enjoyed it so much that I will be reading it again.

The Haunted Halloween of Barnaby Sloan by Jenna Jones

18715137Title: The Haunted Halloween of Barnaby Sloan

Author: Jenna Jones

Genre: Halloween

Length: Short (28 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (October 23rd, 2013)

Heat: Moderate

Heart: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Eric

Blurb: It’s Halloween, and Barnaby and his friends plan to do their usual Halloween ghost walk at a local park that is rumored to be haunted. Barnaby worries his new boyfriend Liam will find their plans ridiculous, and he doesn’t even believe in ghosts, but he invites Liam to join them on the ghost walk anyway.

While their friends scare each other at the park, Barnaby confides in Liam about why he doesn’t believe in an afterlife. Then Barnaby hears a familiar voice whispering his name — and of course, he must investigate…

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Review: I found this piece to be quite enjoyable. It was fun, fast paced, and rather addicting. When the ending came around, I wanted to know more about the characters. The plot was solid. The characters were three-dimensional.

Time for Christmas by Liam Grey

alliwant185Title:  Time for Christmas

Series:  All I want, Torquere Press Holiday Sips

Author:  Liam Grey

Genre:   Holiday

Length:  Short (18 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (December 4th, 2013)

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Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts

Blurb:  When your partner works a late shift for the holiday, and there’s nothing waiting at home except the damn Christmas tree, why not stay at the office yourself? Tim doesn’t care much for the holiday anyway, and there’s always more paperwork. A push out the door, a pot of stew, and a little holiday magic lets these two lovers find time for Christmas.

Reviewer:   Pammie

Review:  A Torquere Press Christmas short

This is a short, intriguing, and enjoyable Christmas read.

Tim appears to be something of a Christmas Grinch to start with when we meet him in his office. However, that changes when he gets home, and gets things ready for his absent lover. But just who is Chris, with the short, white hair and beard, who works so hard the night of Christmas Eve?

The lovers reconnect on Christmas morning, with promises and affirmations of love. At Tim’s request, they go to see the sunrise together, and then head for a favoured diner where they can sit and enjoy both the sunrise, and each other’s company.

If you like short, romantic, Christmas reads, this is for you.

The Syrup Incident by Ava Kelly

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Author: Ava Kelly

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: Short (14 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press Inc. (December 10th, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Eric

Blurb: Andy gets dragged by Jerry into spying on their other roommate, who may or may not be hiding a bloody knife in her purse. Taking trips into her closet and following her into alleys on the bad side of town only increase Andy’s internal struggle with his feelings for Jerry. As shenanigans morph into clichés and turn their lives into a rom-com movie set, will the boys find their ways into each other’s arms?

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Review: Roommates, Andy and Jerry, find it suspicious that their roommate, Sharon, has a bloody knife in her purse. They begin to wonder if she is crazy. But, things become confusing and misunderstood in this great story.

I found this short to be a great read. Excellent use of mystery and suspense. The romance was well executed and a surprise. I find it was certainly a worthy read. Complicated, edgy, and downright funny, it was one of those stories that made you wanna smile and laugh as you read it.

I would highly recommend this for those that like humor, a hint of romance, and a good contemporary mystery.

Phantom Touch by Delilah Storm

71yxDOrJ-FL._SL1500_Title: Phantom Touch

Series: Lights Out Halloween Shorts from Torquere Press

Author: Delilah Storm

Genre: Contemporary/Ghoulish Lovin’

Length: Short Story (21 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (October 22nd, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

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Blurb: Coerced by his friends, Chris enters the old Weyburn mansion on Halloween night. The most haunted housed in Ashville, Weyburn mansion is supposed to be possessed by the spirits of Mrs. Weyburn and her many lovers. From the moment Chris enters, he’s plagued by touches, which quickly turn into caresses and then more. How can Chris possibly escape all the pleasures that touch brings and does he really want to?

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Reviewer:   GiGi

Review: This is a fun “I dare you to go into the big spooky house!” Halloween short story. Except the ghosts that haunt this house are rather benign, and scared visitors are more than likely to leave satisfied instead of terrified. If you can get on board with a bit of invisible lovin’ than you’ll have fun with this short story. I have a big imagination, but still had a hard time getting turned on by ghostly lovers.


Fun short, not really scary, but a hell of an imaginative idea!

Christmas Wish by Shayne Carmichael and Mychael Black

alliwant185Title:  Christmas Wish

Series: (Legends of the Romanorum #4)

Author:  Shayne Carmichael & Mychael Black

Genre: Contemporary, holiday

Length: Short (28 pages)

Publisher:Torquere Press (December 4th, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb:A grigori is a Watcher angel–one who teaches humans important life lessons. Getting directly involved with a human is forbidden. Ten years ago, Elian watched the love of his life slip away, and he was forced to atone for his involvement. Now he’s back and determined to rebuild what he and his lover lost.

Ryan Nixon let ambition and greed take over his entire life. He lost everything–including his lover, Elian. Homeless and destitute, Ryan can’t believe his eyes when Elian returns and takes him in to heal. Ryan knows what happened was his own damn fault, and if it takes eternity to make it up to Elian, then so be it.

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Review: I absolutely loved this book. This will be a little hard for me to do justice since I have not read the first three books. Trust me that this story stood well on its own but made my mouth water to read the other three. I could feel the love, the passion, and the angst between both Ryan and Elian. I cannot wait to read the other books to find out what happened to Ryan to put him in this position. I am very happy that Elian has stepped in to reclaim him and that they can go forward.

I really want to know what happened to Ryan to cause him to lose everything and bring him to this low level in his life. I LOVED Elian and that he has had to endure watching Ryan lose everything and nearly die. Not be able to step in, but has finally being able to save him, at the last-minute. 

This is a very well written, intriguing short story that makes you want to know more. The characters are well-developed, and the feelings are so deep and passionate.  I am intrigued by both the characters and the story.

If you like Christmas wishes, Angels, a man down on his luck, sweet, loving relationships and some pretty hot mansex; this is definitely for you!

Kissing Santa by Sienna Sway

alliwant185Title:  Kissing Santa

Author:Sienna Sway

Genre: Contemporary/Holiday

Length: Short (12 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (December 4th 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb:Aaron has always known how he feels about Steve. He’s sweet, sexy, funny, and for some reason, with Aaron. The innocent Christmas surprise that he’s put on for Aaron’s nephew does something for Aaron too. Seeing Steve dressed up as an inappropriately sexy Santa raises the desire to go one-step further with the man that he loves.

When Steve finds out what Aaron is after — aside from the contents of his pants of course — will it prove to be something that they both want? Does Aaron need to learn how to keep his mouth shut?

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Review: Aaron knows he loves Steve but watching him play Santa for his nephew makes him realize just how much he loves Steve.

This is one heck of a good short story. I was on the seat of my pants, eagerly turning the page. I loved how Aaron comes to the realization how much he loves Steve and what he wants from their relationship. I loved that Steve cared so much to play Santa and put on a show for the little tyke. To me this showed the gentle nature and loving spirit of the man. 

The whole story was sweet, hot and sexy. I can’t say much more without spoilers but there were a couple unexpected twists and I couldn’t help but chuckle at the end. I would have loved a little more at the end to explain a reaction but it was cute as it is.

If you love a good, sweet story of long-term, happy relationships, playing Santa, some fairly hot mansex and a little laugh, this is definitely for you!

'Tis the Season by Rob Rosen

19232541Title: ‘Tis the Season

Author: Rob Rosen

Genre: Erotic Romance / Holiday

Length: Short story (14 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (December 4th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Reviewer: Thommie

Blurb: The sweater blinks in red and green, but all is not merry for Jeff when he discovers that the airport is closed and there’s no way to get home for the holidays. A Christmas miracle, however, is soon to present itself in, of all things, Jeff’s ex, David, who has a private jet at his disposal. And once a member of the Mile High Club, always a member, making this a Christmas no one will ever forget.

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Review: The sky is a gorgeous blue, no snowstorms, rainstorms, windstorms, hurricanes or anything else hindering the journey back home is forecasted. One would think that he’d be home celebrating the holiday with his parents, right? Wrong! Nothing short of a miracle would help Jeff get back home, and guess what? Yup, the miracle happens.

This story is very, very short. It’s one of those quick, fast-past erotic stories that only objective is to make your heart beat a bit faster for some ten minutes and then leave you there hot and bothered. Sadistic I tell ya. The characters in this story share a past. We don’t get to know much beside the fact that they are exes and to be frank, while that was a good thing, I found myself wondering why on earth they broke up. Whatever the reasons though now things are quite different. David, Jeff’s ex, has changed quite a lot – he’s become Mr. Healthy for crying out loud – and his appearance is even more alluring, drool evoking even, so of course Jeff can’t resist when the awkward two plus hours flight has a chance to become a bit… hotter.

So while the story doesn’t have much to offer beside the erotic part of it, which as I said was quite nice and well written, with one of my favorite scenes described in a way that can easily steal your sanity for a minute or two, it does however have a very nice ending, a miraculous one if you really want to believe…

Do I recommend it? Yes! It’s short, it’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s hot. What else do you want?

Moonlight Becomes Him by Alex Younger

81WUwvXFL3L._SL1500_Title: Moonlight Becomes Him

Series: N/A

Author: Alex Younger

Length: Short Story (19 Pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (November 5th, 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Markus always admired his mentor, Nicodemus. Over his two years as an apprentice physician, Markus’ admiration has grown into something deeper, but he has never been brave enough to admit it. One summer evening, a ragged man comes to the clinic claiming he is cursed. During the treatment, chaos breaks loose as the patient attacks them. Fear of losing the man he loves makes Markus doubt his ability, but there’s no time for hesitation if he wants to save the badly injured Nicodemus.

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Review: I had a difficult time with this story. It jumps around quite a bit, what with who they are and what they meant to each other. It is a very short story and maybe if it had been a little bit longer with more detail and a better story line I would have enjoyed it better.

The tension between Markus and Doctor Nicodemus starts off a high, then slowly rises to end just as fast with the dangers brought on. Markus is a kind and gentle soul who idolized and wanted his Doctor Nicodemus. He worked for Nicodemus and lived there with him. There was sexual tension in the story but no actual sex. You can’t help but slowly love these two and be scared for them.

It has a paranormal shift to this story that I wish had been more in detail and a better plot to the story. It left me hanging and wishing for more.

The Wishbone by Rob Rosen

18756983Title: The Wishbone

Series:  N/A

Author: Rob Rosen

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short (13 pages)

Publisher:  Torquere Press (October 6th, 2013)

Heat: Explicit

Heart: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Reviewer: Eli/Mandingo

Blurb:A trip home for Thanksgiving goes from dreaded to weird to downright hot when Paul finds that his date for dinner is none other than his cousin (by marriage, of course), Roger. And there’s certainly a lot to be thankful for once the two discover that they’ll also be sharing Paul’s boyhood bedroom for the night. But just who gets the bigger half of the wishbone, and will the wish come true and make this holiday season one to remember?

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Review: I am NOT usually a fan of a short read and I seriously couldn’t fathom what the writer could possibly achieve in a mere 13 pages. Well, I was just shut the hell up!  To quote the young people – Oh my gawd!!! This is a cute, funny, quirky, quixotic, irreverent, pithy and witty story.  The blurb says it all.  Here’s all you need to do. READ the STORY – you will be cracking up. 

It will probably be the best 10 minutes of your day and will leave you smiling and wishing for a Thanksgiving much like Paul and Roger had.

Taking a Chance by A. Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder

16005956Title: Taking a Chance

Series:  Torquere Press Short Story

Author:   A. Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder

Genre: Contemporary

Length:  Short (26 pages)

Publisher:  Torquere Press (September 11th, 2012)

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Eli/Mandingo

Blurb:Doctor Jacob Davison has outgrown the hookups of his younger days and wants to settle down. When he’s abandoned by the side of the road, a leather-clad stranger stops and offers him a ride. Chance Renton is different from anyone Jay’s ever met. He’s caring and helpful, yet cynical and world-weary.

From the first moment of their shared motorcycle ride, an attraction begins to simmer between them. Between Jay’s ex-boyfriend showing up and the misconceptions they have about each other, does this relationship have a chance?

Originally released as a part of the 2012 Charity Sip Blitz

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Review: Okay, so what’s the basic formula for a romance? Boy meets boy, boy falls for boy, there is a conflict, followed by a resolution and then a happily ever after. There is no rule that says that all these things cannot happen in a single day, date or within 26 pages.  Jacob and Chance are hot, they are compatible and when they meet between the sheets, it’s combustible. The fact that the romance formula is captured within 26 pages with characters which are likable and believable is not an easy feat, but is one accomplished well in this story.

A very fun little read.  You need a quick fifteen to twenty-minute pick me up? Then this will definitely do the trick.

The Night Before Thanksgiving by M. Durango

thankful185Title: The Night Before Thanksgiving

Series:  Torquere Press Short Story

Author:   M. Durango

Genre: Contemporary

Length:  Short (19 pages)

Publisher:  Torquere Press

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Eli/Mandingo

Blurb: Bailey occasionally fills in as a substitute bartender at his friend’s airport bar as a favor. He strikes up a conversation with Curt, a professor on his way to a family Thanksgiving in Chicago. They hit it off, and make plans to meet up after the holiday, but when the flight is delayed and then canceled, Bailey jumps at the chance to move up the timetable. He invites Curt back to his place for a drink and more, but he has the feeling this is more than a one-night stand. Will Curt feel the same?

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Review: Once again, this is an example of a well-written short story.  Two men meet in a bar, hit it off and then decide to go home and hit it off even better between the sheets. The story focuses largely on the interaction between the two men and that intense focus pulls the reader in.  Bailey and Curt are obviously attracted to each other and decide to meet up at a later date until fate intercedes and they move their tryst up.  As expected, both men burn it up between the sheets.  What the reader gets is that they are viewing what is possibly the beginning of something more, and that peak inside is what makes the story so appealing.

The characters are very likable and believable and you can see the two men are very much in character.

Nice short read.

Absinthe by Julia Talbot and B.A. Tortuga

18747087Title: Absinthe

Series:   (Not yet)

Author: Julia Talbot & B. A. Tortuga

Genre: Paranormal

Length:   Short (38 pages)

Publisher: Torque Press (October 30th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer:   Eli/Mandingo

Blurb:Bartholome would give anything to get his young lover Rene to stop running away from him. Years ago, he made a stupid mistake, letting the rest of their wolf pack come between them, but he knows better now. Rene’s not sure he can believe Barthe will ever want him. Can they come back together before they lose their chance forever?

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Review: WoW.  It’s amazing exactly how much heat can be packed into 38 pages!  The story is very short and actually has two plotlines. The first story is about Bartholome and Rene and Rene accepting that he and Bartholome are meant to be together.  There are some small insecurities to overcome for said acceptance to occur. Once that acceptance happens, the second story begins which is about Bartholome’s best friend and what (no the what is not in error) appears might be his mate as well.  The author is clearly setting the reader up for the next story that will follow this one.

At first, I thought that this as a light BDSM sex romp type of book and then I realized that the author had snuck in a theme of belonging and creating your own family that you are comfortable with.  Not only do Bartholome and Rene find each other and begin their HEA, but also his BFF is apparently well on his way to doing the same.  The four will create their own pack and begin a new reality.  So there’s lots of steam as we have come to expect from a paranormal romance and a solid literary theme thrown in for good measure.

Silver Shadows by Logan Zachary

71yxDOrJ-FL._SL1500_Title:  Silver Shadows

Series:  Lights Out from Torquere Press

Author:  Logan Zachary

Genre:   Paranormal Romance

Length:  Short (21 pages)

Publisher:  Torquere Press (October 16th, 2013)

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥3Hearts

Blurb:   Victor Summers has accepted a position at the Ragingwood Manor as a paid companion for David Ragingwood, son of the Master. As Victor settles in for his first night, a violent storm rocks the mansion and someone stands at the foot of his bed. Who is it? What do they want? And what is Victor’s real job? With hidden passages, flickering candles, and secrets around each corner, Victor is unsure what is lurking in the shadows of Ragingwood and what they really want of him.

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Reviewer:   Tams

Review:  Short, Sexy and Steamy. My three favorite colors!

Victor Summers is starting his new job at the prestigious Ragingwood Manor as companion to the elder Ragingwood’s son, David. He’s surprised when he arrives to find he will be treated like a member of the family instead of a mere servant or companion. His first night at the manor there is a violent storm and he awakes to find someone in his bed. A heated night of passion with someone just a little more hairy than normal leaves Victor sated, happy and confused. He sets out to figure out who shared his bed and pleasured him last night.

This was just a cute story with a paranormal edge. There is a lot of content for just a few pages. I’d like to see more of the characters in this short. You learn that Victor is an orphan, but I’d like more on that story. You learn that the Ragingwood’s have a secret, but I’d like more on that story as well. Regardless, this was a very sexy little short, I highly recommend!

Surprise! Surprise! by Star Noble

surprisesurprise185Title: Surprise! Surprise!

Author: Star Noble

Genre: Erotic Romance / Ménage

Length: Novelette (40 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5~3 Hearts

Reviewer: Thommie

Blurb: Jason and Anthony are in a rut, and Jason can admit their love life has been less than stellar lately. But Anthony’s birthday is coming up, so Jason plans the perfect party to spice up the night and their relationship — complete with a super hot dancer.

But by the end of the night, Anthony receives more than a few surprises. He and Jason meet Ruben, a sexy sports student, and the three of them instantly hit it off. Will Ruben come between the two lovers, or will he give their relationship the boost it so desperately needs?

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Review: I normally love ménage, and while this was a fun one to read when it came down to it, it wasn’t as engaging.

We have two characters that are 40 and 35 years old. That alone would have me read it with more enthusiasm, as I do love mature couples; however, they didn’t quite make me feel their age. There were times that I thought that their behavior was mostly that of people on their late twenties. The chemistry between the two was also nonexistent and it failed to make me get into them as much. As the main couple failed that, so did the trio when they met. The whole situation had a feeling as if the entire plot was worked around their threesome rather than the other way around.

So in the end as much as the read was not bad, it was something I went all crazy for or even got enthralled with, but if you like a nice, fast ménage story, then you might want to give it a try.

Nine Weeks with Griff by Richard Natale

81WUwvXFL3L._SL1500_Title: Nine Weeks with Griff

Author: Richard Natale

Genre:   Contemporary

Length: 24 pages

Publisher:   Torque Press (September 3, 2013)

Heat Level: None

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Mandingo

Blurb: Marcus moves to New York to party and have sex with every man he’s attracted to. Then he runs into Griff and his killer smile and is drawn into an all-consuming affair. He tries to break it off several times, but while his mind says “go”, his feet say “stay.”

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Review: Well the story is in 24 pages so one cannot expect much story, character or plot development to occur. Stories of this length are usually about a single scene or occurrence. This story, however, occurs over the course of a year.  Now the title is clear in that the key elements occur in 9 weeks.

The story is set in New York City in 1975. Marcus has left Pittsburgh and his best friend to pursue life in the big apple.  Enter Griff and his interactions with Marcus.  Marcus has plans like all young men to conquer the city and to sleep his way through all five burrows.  However, his plan is derailed by Griff. The pages detail the nine week relationship which the two men share and how Marcus moves from singlehood into couplehood without even realizing it.

The story reads more like a magazine article chronicling how two men meet more so than a novel type story about two men. Instead of ‘seeing’ the interaction between the characters, it’s related to the reader through third-party narration, which is what gives it an article feel. The author uses language well and the overall feel of the story was hazy, almost like reading the story through a filmy veil.  It gave a nice ‘feel’ to the story even if you feel like you needed more substance to hold on to.

The best part of the story is actually the interaction between Marcus and his best friend where the author uses dialogue very well to accomplish explaining Marcus’ feelings for Griff.  The story would have been fuller had the author used the same technique between Griff and Marcus.

I liked the plot premise immensely and being set in 1975 could have been an amazing backdrop for the story. I hope the author goes back and makes this into a full novel and explores the relationship between Marcus and Griff, and continues to use the secondary characters to aid in the character development for both Marcus and Griff. The author takes great pains to ‘tell’ the reader how Griff is rather than showing us through is interaction his Marcus and his friends.  He’s also civic-minded and that could have added great texture to the story.

All in all, it’s a GREAT story idea, but at 24 pages, it’s really a summary.  I REALLY hope the author makes this a longer novel; even doubling it could accomplish spectacular things.