Runaway by B.A Stretke

B.A. Stretke - Runaway Cover 34h3l2Title: Runaway

Series: Dragons Blood MC 04

Author: B.A. Stretke

Genre: Paranormal Vampire Romance

Length: Novella (100pgs)

Publisher: Superiorland Publishing (November 21, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: James Keith hasn’t had an easy life. He was saved by Clan Keith and his King Duncan Adair from his traumatic and abusive childhood, but they couldn’t save him from the fear that has taken hold of his soul. He’s a good and strong Dragon Warrior, but when it comes to trusting people and dealing with emotional situations James would rather take flight and escape the darkness he fears is inside him. When he comes face to face with his fated mate on the deck of the Dragon’s Blood Lodge he is struck by the beauty of his Master Vampire mate but the fear and trauma won’t let him go. He’s only good for one thing, running away. Can James let Augustin in and let him see the worst parts of his past or his he doomed to allow the past to swallow his present. Is he doomed to just be a runaway?

Augustin Chamberlin is the Master Vampire of the Chamberlin Coven and he exudes a level of power that has every paranormal taking notice. But that kind of power and authority never comes without a price. Augustin has had a dance or two with darkness and that leaves a wound on your soul that only true love can heal if we let it. When he first sees his Dragon Beloved, Augustin is floored by the strength and beauty of James Keith and he is ready to stake his claim. But this courtship doesn’t come without complications. James Keith is a damaged soul with one eye on the door and Augustin must walk a fine line if he wants to make James his forever. Secrets lurk in both of their paths that threatens to send this train straight off the tracks. James Keith may be a runaway, but can Augustin finally bring him home?

ISBN: B077P6B5GV

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Master Vampire Augustin finds his mate in James. James has a past history of abuse and neglect stemming from childhood. Augustin is warned that James runs when he’s scared and does just that when introduced to his mate as he feels unworthy.

I loved this story of two individuals who both have tragic past and help the other. I also loved the way James took up for and saved Augustan from a member his clan when Augustin’s past comes out and the wrong conclusions are reached.

Fantastic read.

Loving the Hellhound by B.A. Stretke

B.A. Stretke - Loving the Hellhound Cover 94jb4Title: Loving the Hellhound

Series: Dragon’s Blood MC 03

Author: B.A. Stretke

Genre: Paranormal Vampire Romance

Length: Novella (176pgs)

Publisher: Superiorland Publishing (September 24, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Loving The Hellhound

Vadin Labont is on a mission. He has been dispatched by his Vampire Coven Master to eliminate a rogue vampire who has broken every vampire code and has risked exposing vampire society to the human world. Florian Chamberlin sewed destruction wherever he went and earned the ire of the Dragons of Clan Keith in Laramie, risking the safety and good name of the Chamberlin Coven. With the permission of the Clan Keith Chieftain Calum Keith, Vadin and his two men are on the hunt for the rogue vampire and will not fail in their mission. What Vadin isn’t expecting is to find his beloved, his fate chosen love in the Clan Keith Lodge. Kyle Keith is everything Vadin never even knew he was dreaming of, a strong and intelligent Dragon Warrior. However, Vadin is pulled in two directions. He wants to claim his beloved and begin their life together, but he must find and destroy the dangerous rogue vampire before he strikes again. Vadin has secrets in his past that leave him vulnerable, and he wonders how can possibly hold it all together. When Kyle’s life hangs in the balance, will Vadin reveal himself and save his beloved?

It’s been two years since one of the Clan Keith last found their mate. In that time the Clan has taken ownership of Laramie, Wyoming and have begun creating a sustainable and permanent life here in the High Plains of Wyoming. Kyle is eager to find his mate and wonders just who might be around the corner waiting for him. When the rogue Florian Chamberlin comes back to town, and the Chamberlin Coven comes to deal with him, Kyle is shocked to find his mate at the Vampire Master’s side. Vadin Labont is every inch a warrior and Kyle can’t take his eyes off the beautiful dark-skinned man. Using his tech skills, he finds out his mates deepest secrets, something that will come back to cause friction between him and his new love. Kyle will soon find himself in the greatest danger of his long life, and his only hope may be the dark-skinned man and his hellhound ancestry. Can Vadin save Kyle in time? Can a dragon love a hellhound?

Fate doesn’t make mistakes and love will always find a way..

ISBN: B075WP9KVH

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Vadin, second in command of the vampires and half vampire, half hellhound and also an assassin finds his mate in dragon shifter Kyle. I really loved these two together. When they meet things are explosive between them.

Both are after rogue vampire Florian who escaped the wiping out of his rogues when the dragons took them out. He’s back to take his son by any means necessary and that includes kidnapping Kyle.

Intense, passionate and action packed this is my favorite story in the series so far.

Fantastic read.

The Dragon’s Heart by B.A. Stretke

B.A. Stretke - The Dragon's Heart Cover 39ojr7aTitle: The Dragon’s Heart

Series: Dragon’s Blood M.C. 02

Author: B.A. Stretke

Genre: Paranormal Vampire Romance

Length: Novella (173 pgs)

Publisher: Superiorland Publishing (July 24, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Dane has been searching in vain for his sister for five years. She vanished with a violent biker gang and now no matter what he does, he just can’t get close enough to find her. After a violent altercation with a gang of thugs hell bent on killing his friend Chance, Dane is at his wit’s end, and he wonders if he will ever be able to piece his life back together. Everything changes when this large man literally charges into his life and saves him from certain death at the hands of the Night Whispers gang. He is swept into the strongest arms he’s ever known, and safety feels, for once, like more than just a daydream. Alrick Keith is an enigma to Dane. He’s a biker, Dane’s greatest fear, but he is also kind and brings Dane a sense of peace. Dane is still determined to find out what happened to his sister and he is willing to put himself in danger’s path to do it. Will Dane survive the same forces that have taken his sister or can Alrick get there in time and claim his forever love?

Alrick Keith has been on a quest from his Dragon King, searching for his forever love. When Calum, his Chieftain, found his mate at a café in Laramie, Wyoming Alrick had hope that maybe his love wasn’t far behind. Finding his mate about to be devoured by a wolf shifter was not a part of the plan. Once the threat is dispatched, Alrick is loathe to let Dane out of his sight. Alrick must tread lightly, between the biker gang and his dragon secret he can’t risk overwhelming his already stressed mate. However, danger lurks, and a rogue gang is setting its sights on Laramie and Alrick’s mate. Can Alrick save his mate and have that real chance at forever?

The Dragon’s Heart can defy any odds

ISBN: B0747RL1D2

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Alrick finds his mate when he helps Calum rescue Chance from rogue wolves. Dane is Chance’ best friend and ends up being kidnapped and hurt by the wolves. Alrick takes Dane home but Dane has a secret. He’s been trying to find his sister who left five years prior with the death rangers, a group of rogue vampires that are known for their brutality.

Eventually he tells Alrick everything and Alrick with help from the clan help Dane in his quest.

I loved this story. Dane and Alrick were a great match. There is suspense, romance and action.

Fantastic read.

Apex by B.A. Stretke

B.A. Stretke - Apex Cover 484h3neTitle: Apex: The Dragons Mate

Series: Dragons Blood MC 01

Author: B.A. Stretke

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (181pgs)

Publisher: Superiorland Publishing (June 29, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Apex: The geometric center of a turn. The point at which a turn is negotiated at the highest speed and the motorcycle’s direction has changed.

Calum Keith is the leader of Dragon’s Blood Motorcycle Club (M.C.) and the Chieftain of Clan Keith, a Clan of Scottish Dragons who accepted a quest from their King to come to America and find their fate-chosen mates. A seer told them that where they encountered one mate, many others would also be found. The Clan has ridden the back roads of America for nearly 100 years looking for the answer to their quest. In a small café in the High Plains Wyoming town of Laramie, Calum Keith runs headlong into a young man named Chance Bashford. This is Calum’s destiny, and Chance might just be the love of his life. Before that, they must overcome the harsh upbringing and lack of care that Chance has endured during his short twenty-one years on this earth. If Calum plays his cards right, he just might win the heart of his beloved. However, like any quest, danger lurks around every corner. A rogue wolf pack has made Laramie their home base, and they have their sights set on Calum’s love. Calum and his gang of Dragon’s must face this threat head on if they want a chance at putting down some roots and seeing what the winds of the high plains have in store for their Dragon Clan.

The Quest is just beginning.

ISBN: B073KWFB1H

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Calum’s dragon scents his mate after entering a cafe but scares the man, Chance in the process of following him. After many years of him and his crew traveling he finally realizes why they never felt settled anywhere they went. The time was not right until he found his mate. But Chance is in a dangerous situation that he doesn’t realize he’s in and it’s up to Calum to save him from a rogue wolf pack.

A story full of drama, misunderstandings, danger and tense situations as well as sweet and tender moments. I enjoyed reading about Calum and some of his dragons as the story progressed. I am looking forward to reading more about the other members of the motorcycle gang as the series continues.

Fantastic read.

The Art of the Deal by B.A. Stretke

ArtoftheDeal[The]LGTitle: The Art of the Deal

Author: B.A. Stretke

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (22nd April 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Sean Robbins’s life rarely goes according to plan, which leaves him suspicious and determined to make it on his own. But when he learns why he failed to win a coveted internship with Chicago’s leading lawyer, Coleman West, he soldiers on and takes a lesser position in West’s firm instead. It won’t stop him from snubbing Mr. West whenever he runs into him. Never mind that Mr. West is not only brilliant but gorgeous. Sean has his pride.

People assume Coleman West was handed everything he has on a silver platter. Not so—he fought and scraped his way to the top of Chicago’s elite. That hard work taught him to set high standards for those he chooses to work with… or date. So when he gets on an elevator and runs into the very man he dismissed as being beneath him, the instant chemistry surprises him.

Sean and Coleman could be happy together, but first they must overcome everything that stands in their way: backstabbing, jealousy, and their own pride and prejudices.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3771

Review: Sean has fought hard for everything he has, so when he discovers he has been snubbed for a top internship with Coleman West and the reasons why, he refuses to allow another man’s snobbish prejudices to affect his life and ploughs onwards. Ignoring Mr. West is harder than he thought when the man won’t leave him alone. Coleman has high standards and anyone who doesn’t live up to his personal expectations get nowhere with him. But, Sean leaves him reeling when he meets the man and he is nothing like Coleman’s preconceived notions. Wanting to get to know Sean is hard though, because Coleman’s own damning words come back to haunt him and his reputation as a harsh man won’t let Sean trust him. Can Coleman break down Sean’s walls? Can Sean trust Coleman not to betray him?

This is a very sweet love story that has a very Mills & Boon/Harlequin romance feel to it. Sean is a lovely character. He is honest, hardworking and loyal and he also has his pride. Coleman West is a harder character to like. He is an elitist snob. He comes down hard on those that cross him and has a love ‘em and leave ‘em attitude. He also likes to get his way, no matter the cost. When Sean accepts a lesser position in Coleman West and Associates because he isn’t ‘good enough’ for the top internship, he knows he has to avoid Coleman West at all costs. it’s not just his internship on the line, but Edward Murray’s job as well. Coleman becomes intrigued by the young man who disappears every time Coleman sees him. Determined to discover who the mysterious man is, he is shocked when he discovers it is the very man that he looked down at for working in a pub.

Coleman is a very arrogant character and he has very set ideas about people and you seriously want to punch him for his preconceived notions about people. But, this time Coleman’s arrogance bites him in the arse when he meets Sean. Sean has no intention of forgiving Coleman for his prejudice (you cheer for his determination), but Coleman is a lot nicer in person than his reputation says he is. But, it still takes Coleman time to wear Sean’s walls down. These two characters are very different and they each struggle with their feelings for the other man. Sean is warned repeatedly by people about Coleman’s reputation, so he doubts that Coleman wants him for anything but a passing fancy. Coleman has never felt anything for anyone before and struggles to get things right.

The storyline is pretty good and we also get some interesting twists in the way of a slimy professor and a vindictive classmate, well-intentioned people and the MC’s own doubts and insecurities. It’s a light read that you can enjoy with a cup of tea. Although, there are times when you wonder why Sean doesn’t want justice and just accepts Coleman’s excuse for his original rejection. At times, it got a bit too much sugar and became overly sweet with Coleman running to the rescue and taking over, whisking Sean away to the country house or new apartment and fixing Sean’s problems.

I will recommend this to those who love tarnished white knights, good characters, an easy reading storyline, some sweet loving and a very happy ending.