Love Between Peace and War by K-lee Klein

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

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

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

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

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

ISBN: 978-1-61124-771-8

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Reviewer: Lisa

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

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

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

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

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Hot August Comes by K.C. Kendricks

HotAugustComesTitle: Hot August Comes
Series: N/A
Author: KC Kendricks
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (77 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (March 1st, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Leo Corbin shook the dust of Westfall off his shoes to pursue opportunities among the bright city lights. When his mother suddenly dies, Leo returns home to settle her estate. His grief at her passing quickly turns to shock at what she left behind and rekindles old questions about the identity of his father.

Harrison Wade stuck by his father to help run the family farm. Life for a gay man in Westfall has limitations, but Harrison knows how to make the best of them. When Leo Corbin returns to town, Harrison’s quiet existence tilts. Leo is the guy who put an end to the high school bullying Harrison endured so many years ago. Harrison quickly discovers his old boyhood crush on Leo has matured into an adult attraction.

As the mercury rises, Harrison and Leo’s friendly buddy arrangement heats up. When hot August comes to Westfall, they discover home is more than where a man hangs his hat. It’s where he gives his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-61040-975-9

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Once again KC has written a story that just draws you in and keeps you captivated. I love the way the characters just developed together. I wasn’t happy with Leo, but after a time I realized how he felt was well deserved.

Leo had left his home town and the rumors that were running for a life in the city. He comes home when his mother passes on but he is left with questions unanswered. He wanted to know who his father was. He was hurting but a friend made it all better.

Well that and the fact that Harrison turned him the hell on. He had a chance at something, he just had to decide to stay in his home town and give Harrison a chance, or run. Harrison had not really wanted to be a farmer, just stayed to help his father. When Leo comes home, it is time to tell him how he feels.

I actually enjoyed this story quite a bit. I was not surprised however, because KC has always given you stories that just seem to flow just off the pages. The serious of the story has been blessed with just a hint of humor in it. For me I need to have some humor in my stories to enjoy them.

I had a blast reading it and look forward to reading more by this author.

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Hot Corner by Heidi Champa

HotCornerTitle: Hot Corner
Series: N/A
Author: Heidi Champa
Genre: Contemporary/Sports
Length: Novel (220 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (25 May 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: After breaking up with his boyfriend Josh for the fifth time, Jeremy Woodward is in desperate need of a change. At the urging of his best friend, Jeremy decides to tag along on a trip to Nashville in the hopes of finding a job in minor league baseball.

Even though Jeremy knows little about the game, the chance for a fresh start and a little distance from his old life is too hard to pass up. A short time later, Jeremy returns from Nashville with a new job, a fresh beginning, and sizzling memories of a one-night stand with a baseball player named Trevor.

While working for the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Jeremy gets a taste of the life he wants. But his past is never far away. His ex, Josh, has promised to wait patiently for him to come to his senses. And the sexy Trevor, the team’s star third baseman, is never far away. Even though Jeremy works in the minor leagues, he’s got a major-league decision to make. Does he keep stealing time with the guy at third? Run home to the safety of his ex?

Or perhaps take a chance on something exciting and entirely new with Theo, the cute guy hiding underneath the mascot suit?

ISBN: 978-1-61124-607-0

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: Hot Corner is a thoroughly enjoyable novel by Heidi Champa, whose books I’ve always loved to read. However, while this is not strictly a sports themed book, this is a fun read for lovers of the genre.

The story is told from the POV of Jeremy Woodard. He seems to be floundering a bit when we meet him. He has a somewhat toxic relationship with his on-again, off-again boyfriend, Josh, where they are both very selfish personalities.

To get away, he has been convinced by his BFF, David, to join him in Nashville at some sort of minor league meeting where people apply for a variety of jobs within the different teams. From there Jeremy is on his own little adventure where he meets love interests Trevor (one of the players) and Theo (the mascot).

There is a lot of “will-they, won’t-they” and quite a lot of indecision as Jeremy settles into his new position for the baseball team the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. One of the things that make this story wonderful is that despite his apparent selfishness, Jeremy really grows quite a lot as a character by the end of the book.

The characters that sound Jeremy – mainly David, Josh, Trevor and Theo – are really interesting guys. They’re definitely as complex as Jeremy, they all seem to be main characters in their own right and I think it would and part of me wanted to know more about the guys left behind.

There aren’t a lot of sports, there’s a lot of indecision and words left unspoken, but it all culminates into a more than satisfying ending.

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Crazy Joe by A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly

CrazyJoeTitle: Crazy Joe
Series: Tales from the 77th Precinct
Author: AJ Llewellyn & DJ Manly
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (107 pages)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press (May 27th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Montana Delray, a hot, good-looking New Orleans detective, had it made until his captain found him fooling around with his son at the office Christmas party. Even a gold shield and a medal for valor can’t save him from being busted down and transferred to the last place any cop wants to go—the 77th Precinct.

Detective Joe Hunter, nicknamed “Crazy Joe” because he has the sixth sense, flounders in a department where everyone has their “idiosyncrasies.” Then Montana Delray walks through the doors of the 77th and turns psychic Joe’s world upside down.

For the two mismatched detectives, is the 77th Precinct a nightmare or their destiny?

ISBN: 978-1-68175-027-9

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a bit of a funny and quirky story by AJ Llewellyn and DJ Manly.

After being caught with his pants down (with the boss’s son, no less), celebrated New Orleans homicide detective Montana Delray is punished by being sent down to the precinct (the 77th) where all the crazies work (I’m sure there’s a nicer way I could say that but that’s the thing). Down at the 77th precinct Montana meets some rather interesting characters, including Joe Hunter – aka Crazy Joe – who is a psychic.

This was a fun story with rather bizarre circumstances revolving around the crime in the main plot. But really, it made the story funnier. Montana is an ordinary sort of guy thrown into extraordinary circumstances. After being a strait-laced sort of guy he’s been thrown in the land of the crazies.

There is definitely some sexual sparks between Montana and Joe but the romantic side of the story is rushed compared to the “policing” part of the story. That was a bit disappointing, I’d like more relationship about how these two oddballs fit together.

This is a quirky and totally funny quick(ish) read. Those not familiar with the authors’ their writing style or story structure will probably be a little disappointed by the distinct lack of a definite HEA ending, and as I said earlier the romance was rushed.

However, fans of AJ Llewellyn and DJ Manly will certainly enjoy the story and will expect the rushed nature of the story.


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Only You by A.J. Llewellyn, 3rd edition

OnlyYouTitle: Only You (3rd Edition)
Series: N/A
Author: AJ Llewellyn
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (90 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (17 May 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Ky Maxwell is a PR guy who’s desperate for work. When his cushy movie studio job disappears, he tries everything to find new employment until his former boss takes pity on him and refers him to a major movie studio about to go into production on a huge sci-fi trilogy.

Ky’s excited about the project until his prospective employer, Lisa Bird, insists she needs to do an astrological chart of Ky and a psychic reading as part of the interview. His crazy maybe-boss predicts a new man coming into Ky’s life. This new man will have a fire sign, she claims, is probably a Leo, his first name will start with a “T,” and he will be in his early 30s.

Ky, however, couldn’t be less interested in her prediction. He needs work, and love won’t pay the bills. Unfortunately, Ky doesn’t get the job because Lisa believes he isn’t a team player and because their stars are out of alignment. That would be fine, except that the reading she gave him proves to be frighteningly accurate.

Soon, Ky has no idea which of the two wonderful new guys he meets is his “forever man.” How can he choose? Or will they, too, vanish as fast as Ky’s last paycheck?

NOTE: This story was previously published with the ISBN: 978-1-62232–1124. This reissued version of the story has been revised and reedited.

ISBN: 978-1-68175-025-5

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: There is rarely a time that I do not like, if not love an AJ Llewellyn book. Only You is one of those times were I just like the book.

The story follows Ky – he works in LA in the movie business and finds himself in a slump when he loses his job. Ky’s best friend (Angus) and best friend’s boyfriend (Santos), who also working in the business) want to help him get back on his feet and if Ky finds a man along the way they would be entirely pleased by that, too.

When he does track down a potential job, Ky gets a psychic reading. For a guy that doesn’t put store in any of that kind of stuff, he really did start thinking about it. There are a number of love interests, including Santos’s cousin in Tijuana (where Santos and Angus go regularly), Isidoro.

Only You is the kind of book which is all telling and angst and found myself hanging when I thought that there needed to be more action. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing. There was also what I’ve been accused of doing plenty of times – not finishing a thought. Plenty happens and we know how Ky feels, but sometimes it just seems incomplete.

However, none of the characters really grabbed me (which actually made me a bit pissed off), though I found myself really sympathizing with Ky.

As I said, I really did enjoy this one but my imagination told me there was more unexplored potential in this one.

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End Game by Luisa Prieto, 2nd edition

EndGameTitle: End Game, 2nd edition
Series: N/A
Author: Luisa Prieto
Genre: Dark Fantasy/ Futuristic/ Suspense/Thriller
Length: Novel (213 Pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press, LLC (April 26th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Senergine has found a way for nannites to help people fight cancer. The problem is, when its people die, they don’t stay down…
Journalist Jessie Canning was on the phone when his cousin, Ben, was attacked. Fifteen minutes later, when Jessie arrived at Ben’s condo, his cousin was dead and the little evidence Jessie saw pointed at Ben’s employer, Senergine.

Now, while investigating Ben’s murder, Jessie is caught between people who would kill to protect their secrets and others who should be dead but aren’t, and who instead hunger for human flesh.

With life and death as close as a minute away, Jessie must work with his estranged lover, Mathew, to learn more about what’s happening…and if there’s any way to fight it.

NOTE: This story was previously published as End Game by Jennifer Brooks with the ISBN: 978-1-61937-200-9. This reissued version of the story has been revised and reedited.

ISBN: 978-1-68175-014-9

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: First off, I must say I don’t much care for stories that come off dark. I am also not a fan of dark fantasy, science fiction or thrillers. They tend to creep me out. However for some reason the blurb and title just popped out at me. So of course I was captured. I just had to start reading it. I am glad that I took the chance. Although it still kept me creeped out through it all.

If you’re into zombies, then this is probably a story for you. I did find some of it humorous though. Senergine thought they could kill cancer by using nannites. The problem was they mutated and when a person died, they seemed to come back as zombies.

Jessie had been asked by his cousin Ben to come over. He had not expected to come over and find out that Ben had been murdered. Also to find out the ones that died came back to life, well sort of. His relationship with Mathew had been strained. Their relationship had come to an end. However it was Mathew who came to him.

Mathew had worked for Senergine and had been upset when Jessie had not believed him about the nannites. However the fact that the dead were coming back to life, had Mathew changing his mind. He still loved his man and now he needed to find a way to save him.

I had a blast reading this story and look forward to reading more by this amazing author. It was still a bit creepy though.

I was quite surprised by it and would definitely recommend it to others.

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Always the Perfect Moment by K-Lee Klein

AlwaysPerfectMomentTitle: Always the Perfect Moment
Series: Perfect Moments, #2
Author: K-Lee Klein
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (80 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (August 9th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: “Confessing your love is only the first step to starting your lives together.”

Bryan Monroe took a chance when he told Chrys Delos, his best friend and partner on the police force, that he loved him, but he never thought he’d get so lucky when Chrys returned the feelings. Now, although he and Chrys are over-the-moon happy, Bryan wants to take their relationship to the next level in two big ways.

Chrys has healed nicely from the gunshot wound that could have cost him his life. But now that it’s time for him to return to work, he and his partner-turned-lover must navigate their new relationship on the job.

It’s one thing to clearly define the love they feel for each other, but it could be an entirely new challenge when they tell their friends and family about the change in their partnership…

ISBN: 9781681750651

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: Bryan and Chrys have enjoyed the solitude that Chrys’ time off the job has afforded them. Aside from a trip to Greece with his father, Chrys has been resting, healing and taking his partnership with his best friend to the next level. You see, not long ago Chrys thought his feelings for his best friend would never be returned.

Then he went and got himself shot and everything changed. Bryan focused more on the bigger picture and less on the stigma associated with being gay.

These two have been through a lot together as partners at work and best friends for many years. But nothing could prepare them for family birthdays, not being partners at work anymore or the stress of moving in together. They are about to learn that you don’t always get handed those perfect moments, sometimes, you have to make them.

Just a fun, fast, smexy read. I liked the insight into the relationship as Bryan and Chrys continue to grow as a couple while Bryan is still struggling with some things. And then when some things don’t go as planned, they both start to doubt they are making the right decisions. But in the end, they always find the perfect moment for love and affection and building on the family they are making together.

A little bit of angst, a lovely shower scene and a whole lot of love make this little ditty the perfect sequel!

Note: this is the second book in a series that must be read in order. If you haven’t read Never the Perfect Moment yet, you have to start there.

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To Catch His Mate by J.D. Walker

26014557Title: To Catch His Mate
Series: Beware The Beast AmberSuperPax™ Collection
Author: J. D. Walker
Genre: Fantasy / Shapeshifter / Mystery / Detective / BDSM (Light)
Length: Novel (162 pages)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (July 19th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Felix Cotter is a top-notch insurance investigator, as well as a beast…of some kind. He has no idea who his real parents are, but when he shifts, Felix has the body of a black panther and the head and paws of a white Bengal tiger. Regardless, Felix now finds himself hot on the trail of a thief. The problem is, this thief smells like mate. Felix has never met another creature like him, so he’s not sure what to think of the sensual dreams he’s experienced since starting this case.

When Felix sets up a sting to catch the burglar, he finally comes face-to-face with the man of his erotic dreams—Tyler Panterone—and the feeling of belonging grows even stronger.
A white panther shifter, Tyler has been running scared since the murder of his family, and has since become involved with the wrong crowd, forced to steal against his will. Now, it’s up to Felix to help Tyler out of the bad situation while not implicating him in any way.

Whoever is really behind these heists needs to be stopped, if only so Felix can finally settle down with the man he wants to keep safe and at his side forever.

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ISBN: 978-1-68175-059-0

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Felix Cotter, a mixed shifter, works for Englemann Insurance. He is on the case of stolen jewelry. It was a fascinating story reading how Felix connected all the dots to find out who the culprits were and why they did it.

Tyler Panterone, a white panther shifter, was a sweet kind man who was forced into the situation he found himself in. I was furious at those that took advantage of him for their own gains. The way Felix and Tyler met was intense. The chemistry between these two was off the charts. Though both Felix and Tyler’s past were sad Tyler’s broke my heart. I could actually feel his loneliness and pain as recounted what happened to his family.

This was a story that keeps your attention from start to finish. With well written scenes that seemed to flow smoothly throughout. The only thing I did not understand was why Felix had no contact with Tyler for eighteen months. I thought he would have called, visited or something. I also wished it had been longer especially at the end. With the way it ended I hope there will be another book.

Other than those things I loved it.

It was a great read with some hot sex to add spice to the story.

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Savage Estate by Vivien Dean

25994603Title: Savage Estate
Series: Beware The Beast AmberSuperPax™ Collection
Author: Vivien Dean
Genre: Gay / Fantasy / Shapeshifter / Witchcraft / Magic / Exhibitionism / Public Places
Length: Novel (364 pages)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press (July 18, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: .For his twenty-fifth birthday, Alec Savage gets the gift of a lifetime—the chance to meet his father for the very first time. What he finds upon his arrival in Washington, DC, however, is a smashed window, an empty house, and a scrawled note with only his name and a phone number on it.

Panicked, he dials the number and talks to an uncle he never knew he had, one who insists Alec is in danger if he stays in the house. That’s when everything starts to get really weird.

Within minutes, he’s teleported all the way to nowhere Montana, in the company of the most gorgeous guy he’s ever seen, hearing about how he’s the latest mage in the Savage line. Alec doesn’t want to believe Rowan Bouchard, but it’s hard to argue with the reality of his new snowbound location or the confirmation from the uncle who greets him. He even thinks staying on the estate while they hunt for his father won’t be so bad if he has Rowan as eye candy.

Except Rowan is more than that. He’s a shifter, the most beautiful black panther Alec could imagine. And according to his Uncle Martin, he’s now Alec’s familiar, too…

ISBN: 978-1-68175-057-6

Reviewer: Shorty

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Review: Alec finally gets the chance to meet the father he never knew only to find out about a world he never knew about. I loved Alec’s character. He was headstrong and stubborn. Most defiantly did not like being told what to do. When he meets sexy Rowan he’s instantly attracted to him.

Rowan is a familiar who can shift into a panther. I really felt bad for Rowan as it seemed he’s been sheltered all his life and has trained to be a familiar. I was really glad that he and Alec worked together when things were tense and that he demanded the others help when it was needed.

This was a really good story with a mystery that was years old. The lengths that were went to surprised me. Though I understood the reasoning to a point I felt that there was no need to let it go that far. I was a little disappointed in the ending as I felt it fell  a little flat after the way everything built up. I also would have liked more details into who was taking out mages before they came into their powers. That part was sketchy and I was not completely sure who was behind that part.

I loved the beautiful scenery descriptions of Montana and the Savage Estate was enormous. Rowan and Alec had their disagreements at times and at others ignored the other but when they came together it hot and electric. I thought it was sweet how both wanted to protect the other.

I was a little disappointed in not knowing the extent of Alec’s power and what all he could do. It was a very fascinating read with adventure, action and mystery.
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When Will I See You Again by Julie Lynn Hayes

WhenWillISeeYouAgainTitle: When Will I See You Again
Series: The Crescent Bay Chronicles, #1
Author: Julie Lynn Hayes
Genre: Dark Fantasy / Werewolf / Shapeshifter / Mystery / Detective
Length: Novel (292 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press, LLC (January 26th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Raoul Marchand is the crown prince of Charisma, the infamous nightclub in Crescent Bay, renowned for its supernatural clientele. He has the pick of any and all men, but he cares for none. He uses them and throws them away again, and has done so for some twenty years, in the aftermath of a tragedy that robbed him of what he loved most in the world.

Alexx Jameson is an idealistic would-be reporter with the Crescent Bay Chronicle. Presented with an opportunity to write a story on the Marchands, he eagerly grasps the chance to be a real reporter. His friend, Chronicle receptionist Miller Fenwick, suggests they go to Charisma to do a little research. Alexx isn’t sure that’s such a great idea. After all, he’s still under age, being only twenty. No problem, Miller can fix that! Added bonus, there’s a full moon tonight.

When Alexx first encounters Raoul, it isn’t exactly in the way he dreamed of, and he’s sure he made a terrible first impression. But Fate throws them together under unforeseen circumstances, and the attraction between them can’t be denied.

Can Raoul let go of the past long enough to find his future with Alexx, or is he doomed to repeat past mistakes?

ISBN: 978-1-61124-547-9

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is a story of heartbreak and loss yet over time learning to live again with someone else and the coming to terms with the past and betrayal. I loved both Alexx and Raoul, wolf shifter. Raoul’s pain was so intense I could actually feel the loneliness and sadness with each word and detail. My heart broke for him at what he had gone through. I was hoping throughout the story he would be able to move forward eventually and find happiness again because that amount of pain is not good for anyone.

Alexx intrigued me as well as had me laughing when he went to Charisma, a nightclub owned by Raoul, with an older friend and a fake ID. I was sure he would not have been allowed to enter. He seemed sure of himself yet a little wary of things which were to be expected after what happened between Raoul and Alexx.

Alexx wants to be an investigative journalist but works in the mail room. The whispering on the wind not to mention the atmosphere of the book at times left a spooky impression which had me on the edge of my seat as the story progressed.

I was horrified to learn of what happened to Raoul’s previous lover Jamie and the reason why someone setup Raoul to be blamed for it. Such a senseless reason for killing someone if you ask me, but that is sometimes the way the story goes.

I really felt, all throughout the story, that I was witnessing things as they happened as there were fantastic details all throughout. Not to mention the emotional aspect had me going through all the emotions.

I would highly recommend this fantastic story to anyone. I absolutely loved it and am looking forward and very excited to read the next book in the series.

Jerricho's Freedom by JC Wallace

JerrichosFreedomTitle: Jerricho’s Freedom
Series: N/A
Author: JC Wallace
Genre: Dark Fantasy / BDSM (Light) / Mpreg
Length: Novel (431 pages)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (June 14th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Jerricho never expected to fall in love with Rex, the sexy, construction foreman, but he did.

Too bad tradition forbids Jerry from marrying for love. Prince of the clandestine Anzuni demon clan, a Baelso (bearer of children), and a virgin at twenty-four, tradition dictates that Jerry marry a man chosen for him. Despite his soul-deep love for Rex, Jerry has no choice but to follow through with his obligation as prince and marry someone he doesn’t love.

But Jerry isn’t prepared for his dominant, aggressive fiancé who is interested in marrying him only for the future title of king. Facing the reality that he will lose his virginity to the cold man, Jerry flees to Rex for one night of passion. When Jerry finds himself pregnant with Rex’s baby, however, the actions of his enraged fiancé release Jerry from his marriage obligation.

But just when Jerry believes he will marry for love, he and Rex are ripped away from life as they know it. Betrayals, kidnappings, cruel experiments, pregnant men, and the reappearance of the Anzuni’s greatest enemy force Jerry and Rex to fight for their lives, their love, and their unborn child…

ISBN: 978-1-68175-039-2

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Reviewer: Leigh

Review: Wow. Just Wow. I never actually know what I will get when I start reading a book by JC Wallace. But I know one thing, I am in for one hell of a ride. Damn did this deliver.

Jerricho, aka Jerry is twenty-four years old and still a virgin. Due to the traditions of his people he will be marrying the man of his parents’ choice in less than a year. A man he has not met nor loves. Not that it really matters. Except it does. Jerry has fallen in love with human Rex.

I felt for Jerry. He has spent years rebelling in any way he can. But he knows that the time will come when he will have little choice. Finally after meeting his “finance” for the first time, Jerry makes a decision to at least lose his virginity the way he wants and with someone he cares about. And that opens a whole hell of a lot trouble for everyone.

This book went all over the place, but in a good way. There is so much going on. So many twists and turns. There is a lot to keep up on. Like who to trust, who is a bad guy? Those Jerry and Rex thought they could trust turn out to be their enemy. Those they know are enemies turn out to be unwilling victims. Everything was topsy-turvy.

And the sex. Damn, I did not see that hotness coming. Jerry and Rex together were not what I was thinking they would be. No, they are a hell of a lot more steamy than that.

JC Wallace has created an interesting, unique, and intriguing world. The history of the Anzuni is a definite new spin on the demon myth.

The characters are well-developed, not just Jerry and Rex, but also the secondaries. For such a long book it was still very fast paced.

I found myself drawn into the story from the start and could not put it down until the very end. I needed to know what would happen next. Would they escape, would they be rescued, who would turn into an ally or enemy next? These were all things I would ask I was read.

Now I really hope there is a follow-up, because there are some situations left open-ended, that I would like to see explored and resolved.

This rollercoaster ride is well worth the read.

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Undeniable by KC Kendricks

25695422Title: Undeniable
Series: N/A
Author: KC Kendricks
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (61 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press Book (May 1st, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: With a summer storm threatening to ruin his Friday afternoon, Asa Burton packs his briefcase and bolts for home before the driving gets dangerous. On the interstate, stuck behind an accident, he regrets his decision until he sees Ford Weston standing along the side of the road talking to a police officer.

Ford Weston can’t believe his luck, bad and good. First his car gets clipped on the tail end of an accident, and than none other than Asa Burton pulls over and offers him a ride home. Coming face-to-face with the biggest regret of his life leaves Ford off-balance. He’d screwed up with Asa years ago. It was his fault the relationship ended.

Asa can’t believe he’s found Ford again, so why is he angry with himself? Could it be because Ford walked out on him without a word seventeen years ago and he did nothing to stop him?

Asa’s sure of only one thing—Fate just handed him the opportunity to win Ford back—and get some answers.

ISBN: 978-1-68175-022-4

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a sweet and rather short story which, above all else, is about love persevering and two old flames reuniting.
Years earlier Ford left Asa heartbroken and had struggled to pick up the pieces after disappearing without a word. Now nearing 40, Ford and Asa meet up again and the attraction is sizzling between them and the sexual tension is palpable.

I really enjoyed the story. I’m finding it difficult to exactly name and describe what made me give this a 3.5. However, I just can’t work it out. As I said this was fun and enjoyable, it just did not dazzle me and pull me in. The only thing I can come up with is that I just couldn’t feel the emotion to connect to the guys. That and I don’t think I was quite convinced by Ford simply running off while he and Asa were first falling in love years before.

Nevertheless, this is well worth the read.

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Love, Love Me Dude by J.D. Walker

LIB_LoveLoveMeDudeTitle: Love, Love Me Dude
Series: Let it Beatle
Author: JD Walker
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (51 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (10 June 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: Tory Cuthbert is the owner of Misty View Motel, and he’s mostly satisfied with his life. He rarely thinks about the time, fourteen years ago, when a boy he loved—Wheeler Ridley—left him behind. Maury Landrum, one of Tory’s employees, is a tempting morsel, but Tory can’t seem to bring himself to take the next step, even though he knows Maury would be more than willing. Something keeps holding Tory back, and then that something literally shows up on his doorstep with a reservation for the weekend.

For Tory, the past comes rushing back with a vengeance, and to make things worse, Wheeler doesn’t even recognize him. Tory, however, tries to be as professional as possible in order to get through the next two days. But then, Wheeler extends his stay, hits on him, and becomes a pain in the butt. Why now?

Meanwhile, Maury abruptly resigns. Shocked, Tory watches his employee walk away from him, and that wakes him up to what was right under his nose all along. Now, Tory needs to figure out which man he truly wants, not only at the motel, but in his bed and in his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-68175-033-0

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: I’ve read a number of JD Walker’s novellas/shorts and so I’m not afraid to say that I am a fan of both the writing style and the fun that I’ve come to expect. In fact, when I saw this book it was like a knee jerk reaction when I decided that I was going to read it.

This is about Tory, who owns a motel in a small town. He’s still hung-up on his high school crush. Then enter his high school crush… the story is simple and the outcome was charming and a lot better than I had expected. Its fun, it’s sexy and there is all manner of sexual tension, attraction and even possibly what could be classed as a love triangle.

The best part for me is that it’s named after a song! I am a firm believer that all stories have a sound track so not only was the author a draw, but the fact that music is involved was the thing that sealed it for me. I will admit that you don’t need to know anything about the Beatles to read this, the song just lends to the book’s name. However, for anyone who knows the song I guarantee, like me, you will have “Love Me Do” in your head.

Fun, sweet and charming. What more could you want, especially in a short story that is filled with plenty of action. Unfortunately, I just realised that the blurb gives away more of the plot than I think is completely necessary.

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Eye for the Prize by Darcy Abriel

eyefortheprizeTitle: Eye for the Prize
Series: AmberPax: Tales From The 77th Precinct
Author: Darcy Abriel
Genre: Contemporary / Mystery / Detective / Paranormal
Length: Novella (55 Pages)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (May 24th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Detective Larke Ava doesn’t believe in magic or the paranormal. And he joined the Seattle PD in order to uncover and expose the unscrupulous, those like his mother and his brothers. Larke has few cherished memories of growing up on Vashon Island, except for the time he spent with his best friend, Roan Dwellen. But Roan, the adventurer, with a belief in the magical running deep in his veins, left the island when he was eighteen on a mission for his family—his Roma tribe—leaving Larke behind.

Now a part of Seattle’s 77th Precinct, Larke has been assigned a new case—to discover the secrets behind a recovered stolen artifact named the Eye of Anu. Little does Larke realize the unique artifact is about to change his life. Not only will it reunite him with the boyhood friend he has never forgotten, but it also draws the attention of dangerous foes, including his own family, who will stop at nothing to acquire it.

Soon, caught between the family he’s always tried to love but couldn’t, and the best friend he could not stop loving but doesn’t necessarily trust, and all the while tempered by his duty to the city he serves, Larke’s next move could mean life or death—especially his own.

ISBN: 978-1-68175-029-3

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is part of the AmberPax: Tales From The 77th Precinct. When I choose to read this story I was impressed with the paranormal police part of the story. However I was not impressed with this story. It had a good chance but it seem to be missing something important to make it an amazing story. I hate short stories that come off like they are rushed through. That was the way this story came off.

Larke is a detective in Seattle at the 77th. His department worked with what cannot be explained or are just flat out strange. So when he is given a case that involves a creepy looking eye, he knew who he needed to call. Too bad he didn’t want to call Roan. He had moved to Seattle to get away from his family. His mom is a bitch who should be shot off that is for sure. So he gives in and starts looking for Roan. It didn’t go as he planned however. Oh he got Roan’s attention but his family noticed also.

He weasels his way out of his family’s home only to find Roan in his house. Things are starting to get even stranger, but at least in the end he finds out more about his and Roan’s connection.
It has a great start at being a story but it was not for me. Which is a bit strange because I love paranormal stories that have danger, excitement, mystery, suspense and some hot sex.

Too bad that this one had the exact opposite of the effect I expected.

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When Will I Be Loved by Julie Lynn Hayes Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have the brilliant Julie Lynn Hayes visiting today with the tour for her newest release When Will I Be Loved, we asked Julie a couple of questions, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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When Will I Be Loved

(Crescent Bay Chronicles 02)

Julie Lynn Hayes

Miller Fenwick wants the kind of happy ending his best friend got, with the hunky werewolf of his dreams. Trouble is, there doesn’t seem to be a Prince Charming on the horizon, and casual encounters don’t cut it anymore. Now that Alexx and Raoul are engaged, Miller is becoming resigned to being the bridesmaid, never the bride. But a chance encounter with a sexy stranger at Charisma has his hopes soaring, and his heart is wide open to possibilities.

Holt Wynne is the head of Helios, the largest vampire organization in the country. He’s a very influential and wealthy man, with a deep-seated hatred of werewolves. His running into Miller at Charisma isn’t entirely accidental. He’d meant to wait, but his emotions got the better of him, and he couldn’t stay away. And now see what he’s done…

Wait until Miller finds out he’s sortof just gotten married to the sexy vampire who hates the people who are Miller’s best friends. Sparks are gonna fly—and not just in the bedroom. One thing for sure—life in Crescent Bay is never dull!

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Corpus Christi, by Sean Michael, 3rd edition

25474904Title: Corpus Christi, 3rd Edition
Series: N/A
Author: Sean Michael
Genre: Contemporary / The Arts
Length: Novella (60 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press, LLC (April 26th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Jeff is right out of the service, not used to being able to play without caring who sees. Hunter has been around the block a little more, and is used to doing his thing.

When the men meet at the bar where Hunter plays guitar in a band, they spark immediately, the attraction fierce and sudden. Can it last when the two of them are at very different places in their lives? Hunter has his music, his business, whereas Jeff is just starting out, looking into his options after mustering out of the military.

Can Jeff and Hunter compromise so they can stay together? Or do they even want to?

NOTE: This story was previously published with the ISBN: 978-1-60370-205-8. This reissued version of the story has been revised and reedited.

ISBN: 978-1-68175-013-2

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I imagine it’s hard to adjust back to civilian life after being in the military for years. The sights, sounds, and environment are completely foreign because you’re used to constantly being on alert, training, heading out on missions and doing things you probably never would have before. They can leave a permanent imprint on the person as certain things need to be kept secret.
I really liked reading how Jeff quickly adjusted.

Although Hunter is ex military, musician and shop owner, these two hot ex military men burn up the pages with their incredible passion for one another.

It was hot and steamy. It seemed as though they were what each other needed.

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Just His by Shawn Lane

JustHisTitle: Just His
Series: His #10
Author: Shawn Lane
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (67 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (10 May 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: After his boss at the hospital suggests he take a sabbatical for a much-needed rest, neurologist Geoff Spencer ends up at his friend’s cabin in Big Bear, California.

But to Geoff’s surprise, his former lover is also there—his friend’s brother, the beautiful Adrian Michels, a brooding artist and a “commitment-phobe” who broke Geoff’s heart years earlier before leaving unexpectedly for Europe.

Now, Adrian suggests a no-strings affair while Geoff is with him in Big Bear. Although torn, Geoff eventually agrees. But what he really wants is for Adrian to be his—just his—for eternity…

ISBN: 9781681750194

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: So I’m going to reiterate what I wrote when I first picked one of Shawn Lane’s “His” series. Yes, this book is part of a series. However, I had read books 8 and 9 before even realising that. So let’s just assume that with the exception of some past characters possibly popping up here and there, these are largely standalone book.

Now I’m going to add to that caveat. This story was very satisfying for me to read because Geoff, the doctor whose professional life as a doctor is far better than his personal life, was introduced back in Hopefully His and Impossibly His (His books 8 and 9). I went back to read what I wrote about Geoff in my review for the previous book and I had picked up that in one book he started out nice and then in the next he was a dick. I was happy to find out that this was somewhat explained, although I would have preferred more detail than the vague description of his breakdown, of sorts.

Now, the guts of the story: it’s a rather simple and uncomplicated story. The love of Geoff’s life, Adrian, broke up with him years before because he wanted to be able to sleep with other men and Geoff wanted a total commitment. I can’t help but think that Adrian is given a rather stereotypical artist persona. The two guys are thrown together once more it’s clear that the years have changed Adrian more so than they have Geoff.

I would have preferred a bit more from the minor characters, which only really counts for Geoff’s friend and her husband, who happen to be Adrian’s family (I might have missed something but I’m not sure which is Adrian’s biological brother). I feel that they could have had more say to the guys, particularly Adrian who really was selfish in his earlier years. They didn’t need to intervene with Geoff and Adrian’s relationship but I just wanted a bit more.

Despite what I wanted more of, which is essentially a longer book, I really enjoyed this addition to the series. It’s a charming story about reconnection and I’m most especially glad that Geoff got his own story.

I hate to reuse a paragraph I’ve written before for this series (Hopefully His), but this is just equally applicable to this book. I’ve been drawn to Shawn Lane books because they are quick, satisfying reads. Although she does have a tendency for abrupt endings and usually right after the characters get together or the HEA, everything before is always good to read.

I particularly enjoyed it because it was a nice, light story to read after I had just finished reading an intense full length novel.

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Woodstock Gave Me You by J.D. Walker

WoodstockGaveMeYouTitle: Woodstock Gave Me You
Series: This title is part of the Ooh, To Be Back In The 1960s AmberPax™ Collection.
Author: J.D. Walker
Genre: Nostalgic Contemporary (1960s-Era) / Exhibitionism / Public Places
Length: Short (30 pages)
Publisher: Moderate
Heat Level: Amber Allure,  Amber Quill Press LLC
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: It’s Woodstock, 1969, and Laramie Pruitt is anxious to feel some peace and love after the recent Stonewall riots in his hometown. While he’s grooving to some great music at the festival, Laramie meets a handsome young man named Sullivan “Sully” Conyers. They get along well, and Sully even tolerates Laramie’s tendency to get on his soapbox about social issues and Big Brother.

Soon, Laramie learns that Sully is gay—just like him. This leads to a tryst later that night and clandestine kisses under Sully’s tarp during a rainstorm. For the first time in his life, Laramie believes he’s found a man to love, a man who could love him in return…maybe.

But as always, Laramie’s mouth gets him into trouble. He takes off in a snit, but soon regrets his actions and yearns to return to Sully and apologize. Yet in a sea of half a million people, how is he supposed to locate the one man who could be his everything?

ISBN: 978-1-68175-012-5

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Laramie has gone to Woodstock for a life experience. He never dreamed he may find more there than just a great memory or two.

This is a predictable, but sweet romance. It was kind of like being told all about Woodstock from what you see as being there as to the bands playing. I found it beautiful and nostalgic.

If you like love at first sight, nostalgic stories, 60’s history, music, short and sweet romance and a little hot man-sex this is for you.


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The Replacement by Christiane France

TheReplacementTitle: The Replacement
Series: Hennessey Falls, #1
Author: Christiane France
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (54 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (May 10th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: When Noah loses his life partner to kidney failure, he not only grieves personally, but he also needs a replacement to help run his restaurant business. After a couple of tryout failures, Noah eventually interviews the stunning Gavin Murray.

Gavin has everything needed to become the perfect general manager. He has the education, the experience, and the polish and sophistication required in a top executive. The only problem, however, is that Noah finds the man sexually attractive in a way that borders on pure obsession. He wants Gavin, but he tells himself that he can’t have him.

He’s still mourning Brett and he’s far from ready to move on with his life. If he had any sense, he’d turn down Gavin’s application and send him on his way.

Instead, Noah eventually agrees to give Gavin a three-month trial period by convincing himself the man is his only option to fill the position and that business comes first.

But will Noah be able to resist the daily temptation he now faces with Gavin in such close proximity?

ISBN: 978-1-68175-020-0

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This title is part of The Second Time Around AmberPax Collection. So far book one is looking pretty good. I do hope that the second book is a bit longer in length and more to it. I wasn’t so sure what to think about it though over all. It starts out pretty good, but I want more to it.

Noah had loved his life partner and when Brett died, he just wanted to give up. For over a year he continues to work and miss the man he loved. Now he had to find someone to replace his lover at work. They had ideas to expand at work and now he knew he had to continue on with life. He just wasn’t expecting to want Gavin as he did.

Gavin wanted the job, but damn he wanted his boss even more. A chance encounter at the club and he wants him even more. Now all he has to do is to get Noah to see that he can love him without hurting his memory of Brett.

This was a cute story that will have you tearing up. To lose someone so important and to know you have to go on must be hard. I had a blast reading it and look forward to the next story. I just hope it has more to it.

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Screaming Orgasm by Michelle Robbins

IF_ScreamingOrgasmTitle: Screaming Orgasm
Series: Intoxicating Fantasies, #3/Urilqii series
Author: Michelle Robbins
Genre: Fantasy
Length: Novella (63 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (May 2nd, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Dylan is an Urilqii soldier, sworn to destroy the Targolt on sight and assigned to do so on the planet called Earth. He is leader of a tank squadron that’s busy testing their equipment in the southern Nevada desert outside of Pahrump. He should feel content, maybe eager for the looming conflict, but Dylan is feeling unsettled instead. What bothers him? He’s lonely. Not just any kind of lonely, but anxious for the exquisite beauty of a bonded partner.

His wishes for his soul mate to fly into the starry darkness.
While deciding what to do next, Dylan is lured to a bar oddly named Dylan’s Intoxicating Fantasy. Unable to curb his curiosity, he enters the establishment and drinks the Screaming Orgasm cocktail the bartender named Solomon puts in front of him. Shortly afterward, he meets a man named Garrett who could very well alleviate his perpetual loneliness.

Garrett had landed on the bar’s back porch three months earlier. When Solomon had offered him a meal, a room, and a job, he hadn’t hesitated. The bartender also promised the answer to all of Garrett’s desperate wishes for love. But little did Garrett know the answer to his dreams would arrive in the form of a sexy Urilqii alien…

ISBN: 978-1-68175-016-3

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is book three of the Intoxicating Fantasies series and can be read as a standalone book – sort of. This story also bridges a character from Michelle Robbins’ series Urilqii, which I have not read. However, after reading this I do want to find out about the world of the Urilqii – a race of aliens helping to save the world from something that reminds of the Chitari in The Avengers. I’ll continue this thought later.

The story is about Dylan and Garrett. Garrett works for the mysterious Solomon, the odd bartender that knows everyone’s fantasies in what I refer to as a Hotel California-scenario. Garrett’s had trouble in his personal life and drifted until he found work with Solomon. It is here he meets Dylan, a member of the said alien race here to protect earth. On his way to base where he works he stops.

Back to my point about Dylan being an alien protecting us humans from the Chitari. Well, it isn’t really the Chitari but I’m afraid that some vital sentences were missing early on in this story to make things clear from the get go. We are actually given the names of the evil aliens but I’m using the name to serve my point.

I said this is a standalone, and it is, but I had trouble because it felt like some things were assumed to be already known in the world of the Urilqii. In saying all that though, I do want to look into reading the series this came from, which probably means the author has done her job well.

As for Solomon, a somewhat minor character though major in his own right (if that makes sense!) it seems as we go along his mystery is becoming less but as a character he is downright intriguing. The best way to put it is that Solomon is the fairy godmother of the piece.

I am really loving this series, it covers such a broad scope but full of lots of sexy romance and fun.

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