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Dragon Dreams and Fairy Wings
Bailey Bradford

Book 1 in the Fire & Flutter series

Word Count: 58,252
Book Length: NOVEL
Pages: 252

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When one fairy with a faulty memory meets a snarky dragon, the supernatural world will never be the same.

Griff was born a Love fairy, but he never quite fitted in. He didn’t want to be part of a harem…at least he didn’t think so. What with his wings gone and his memory damaged, he can’t be certain of what he felt in the past. All he does know is he wants his wings back. Without them, he’s grounded.

Blaze is a dragon shifter who tends to stick his foot in his mouth—and some other parts in other places—when he really shouldn’t. His brother’s the king, and his sister-in-law is scary. Blaze’s last screw-up got him grounded, unable to shift into his dragon form. His punishment seems harsh to him, but there’s no escaping it.

When the Love fairies come to the castle to work on forming an alliance, Blaze has about had it with guarding the horny beings, and he’s disappointed that they don’t stay small and cute. Swatting at something buzzing him, he almost starts an inter-species war when it turns out to be a fairy on a dragonfly.

And from that snarky first meeting between Griff and Blaze, something wonderful, and dangerous, will come…

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released elsewhere. It has been revised and reedited for re-release with Pride Publishing.


Blaze rubbed his shoulder where it still ached. He’d been lucky the whip had only caught him a glancing blow, otherwise he’d really be in pain.

Of course, even being whipped would be better than his punishment of not being allowed to fly. Or shift. Being stuck in the puny human form and dependent on two scrawny legs just sucked troll balls.

That imagery almost made Blaze gag. Trolls smelled really bad, worse than the dragon dumping grounds—and if anyone needed an explanation for what that area was, they didn’t have a nose.

Plus, trolls were ugly. It was part of them being trolls and all. They also tended to have large, pendulous balls that swung down close to their ankles.

Blaze did gag then, pressing a hand against his stomach. He had to get his mind out of the troll gutter.

“Hey, freak, heard you got your powers taken away, all for a piece of ass.”

Blaze glared at Bort. “Oh, yeah. Your dad wasn’t worth it.”

“My—” Bort’s eyes glowed red, and smoke gusted from his nostrils. “I’ll bake you, you fucking freak!”

Blaze kept his trembling inside. He’d learned not to show any fear to bullies. “Go ahead. King Fyre will be thrilled with you. You’ll look great on a spit.”

“You think just ’cause your brother’s the king means…”

Blaze arched an eyebrow at Bort—which he knew looked cool, because he’d practiced it until he had it perfected and he knew how awesome that one arched eyebrow thing was. “It pretty much means he’ll toast you if you lay a hand on me.”

The only reason the guy who’d hit Blaze with a whip wasn’t dead was because Blaze had kind of deserved it. Kind of, because he hadn’t known Valdez was married to another man. Otherwise, Blaze wouldn’t have fucked him. Probably. Blaze’s morals were questionable at times, but only because he was so desperate for someone to touch him.

“Right, whatever,” Bort drawled. “You’ll probably cook yourself anyway and save all the good dragons the trouble. Crazy Blazy.” He cackled and flipped Blaze off with both hands.

Probably with his toes, too, but Blaze didn’t think to check. Instead he watched enviously as Bort shifted into a gorgeous teal and gold dragon.

Bort blew a stream of fire right past Blaze’s head, then flapped his mighty wings and flew off. A rancid scent lingered in the air.

Blaze sighed and touched his hair that Bort had just singed. Everyone was going to think he’d done that to himself—again. Even though he was grounded, assumptions would be made that he’d done something stupid to burn his own hair, and rumors would fly. He’d have to worry about that later, if at all. Right now, he had to deal with a bully. Blaze really missed being able to shoot flames.

It was true that he couldn’t control his fire, and he could be dangerous. He hadn’t killed anyone on accident, yet, though. “Sheesh.” Blaze sniffed and fanned the air around him. It was no use. The smell was on his head. He could fan all day, and it wouldn’t make any difference.

Resigned to walking all the way back to his nest—which meant heading through the center of the dragon city, since he could no longer fly—Blaze prepared himself for the looks and murmurs. People would be talking about him more than usual today. He ought to be used to such stuff, but the truth was, it always hurt.

Even so, when he heard the buzz of conversations around him, Blaze held his head up high, despite the burnt hair. He hoped everyone gossiping about him got a snoot full of the noxious odor.

* * * *

“Where did I put my shoes?” Griff fluttered as much as a fairy without wings could as he looked for his soft purple shoes. Surprisingly, he could flutter a lot, although that translated into gestures with his hands and much twitching on his behalf.

“Did Egregio eat them?” Gia asked, hovering above him.

Griff glared at her. “Could you maybe not do that? I already feel like a complete loser without my wings.” Who knew they could be knocked off you? Griff hadn’t, and it’d come as a shock to the other fairies in his frolic. Of course, Love fairies weren’t exactly brainiacs. They were more into the sensual than the mental. For brains, people looked to the Genius fairies, though good luck to anyone wanting help from those snobs. They didn’t speak to anyone with an IQ under one-sixty—which left out most of the magic world.

“Sorry.” Gia floated down and grimaced. “Ick. How can you tolerate standing all the time? My legs don’t like it. It’s work. It’s so much easier to fly, or—” She smirked.

“Don’t go there.” Griff knew his own kind through and through. As a Love fairy, he shouldn’t be bothered by hearing about his sister’s sexual escapades. Maybe he was just jealous. “Keep your sordid stories to yourself.”

Gia crossed her eyes at him. “Please. How did a prude get hatched into our frolic?”

“I’ve asked myself that a thousand times,” Griff muttered. “Aha!”

“Aha what?”

Griff knelt and stuck his hand under his bed, then reached farther. “I swear to the gods, Egregio, if you bite me, I will feed you to the dragons.”

“Rawr!” It sounded more like a whine than not.

Griff ducked his head and looked at the catterwaul under his bed. Much like the human-world cat except with two legs and large, hairy toes, and fangs the size of Griff’s index fingers, the beast was rather fierce-looking.

“I’m not joking. Last time you bit me, it got infected. You’re lucky I didn’t toss you out then.”

Beady red eyes glowed at him. “Rawr rawr rawr.”

“Yeah, you’re sorry now.” Griff wiggled his fingers. “Give me my shoes.”

The purple shoes were tossed at him while Egregio continued to vocalize.

“I know, I know, they’re pretty. That’s why I like them, too. Now if you’re good, and you keep the dung beetles away for a whole week, I’ll see about getting you your own shoes.” Catterwauls were great to have as long as they were loyal. Sometimes they forgot that, though.

A few more rawrs and Griff was pretty sure he had his catterwaul vowing to fight off the shiny green beetles that migrated through the area on the way to the dragon dumping grounds. Griff hoped so. The buzz of beetle wings always left him with serious headaches as well as memories of the worst time in his life.

“Okay, got my shoes on, Gia. Now we can go…” Griff spun around, looking for his sister, but no. She had left the mushroom’s interior at some point. “Great. Great! Now how am I going to find my way to where my wings might be?”

Griff couldn’t remember things like he should have been able to. The hit he’d taken from a human’s fly swatter had cracked his skull, knocked off his wings and almost killed him. His memory hadn’t been right ever since, but he was lucky to even be alive.

Although the term lucky was relative. If he couldn’t find his wings, what point would there be to life?

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Bailey Bradford

A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn’t happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey’s brain demanding to be let out.

Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey’s office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey’s presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.

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Mr. December by Bailey Bradford

Bailey Bradford - Mr December Cover 64y4hTitle: Mr. December

Series: Calendar Men 12

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (130 pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (4th December)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Santa isn’t the only one coming to town…

Chris wasn’t a part of the calendar shoot—his brother, Albert, was. When Chris attends the release party for the charity calendar, he isn’t expecting anything but a night of boredom.

Which is what he gets.

It isn’t until the following week when he has a client who turns out to be the sexy Dane Dillon—Mr. December—that Chris’ world gets turned upside down.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-677-0

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Chris’ brother was part of the near disastrous photo shoot. Dane was sexy as hell Mr. December and needs a massage. This is where the two men start forming a relationship. I loved the way these two connected.

Another sexy, suspense filled story with a great cast of characters.

Fantastic read.

Mr. November by Bailey Bradford

Bailey Bradford - Mr November Cover 94g4hTitle: Mr. November

Series: Calendar Men 11

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (125pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (6th November 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Andy’s planning a feast but it has nothing to do with a holiday and everything to do with the sexy shifter whose heart he’s determined to win.

Andy Cunningham wasn’t thrilled with his month in the charity calendar event—he kind of thought November was a bit undignified. But when he meets Kerry, a sexy buck shifter at the calendar release party, he forgets all about posing during Turkey month and starts planning ways to catch Kerry’s attention—and his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-676-3

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Andy and Kerry meet up after the shoot for some hot fun. Afterwards they both realize it’s more than sex for them. Hot and sexy yet sweet and tender is the way I would describe these two men together.

I loved everything about this story. Sweet and sexy.

Fantastic read.

Mr. October by Bailey Bradford

Bailey Bradford - Mr. October Cover 746gbTitle: Mr. October

Series: Calendar Men 10

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Humour, Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Novella (143pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (9th October 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: It’s not just the ghosties and the ghouls that you’ve got to watch out for on Halloween!

Jerome is an artist—in his opinion, anyway. Not everyone would agree that what he does is art, but he’d beg to differ. He has a niche following and his business picks up around Halloween. When a handsome stranger walks into his gallery, the attraction that crackles to life between them is instantaneous, and scarier than anything Jerome has ever created.

He’s quirky and possibly downright weird, but for some reason, the sexy doctor seems to be into him. Jerome isn’t sure he can trust the feelings developing between them, and when someone decides Jerome’s studio needs to go, he fears he’ll never have the chance to see what kind of life he could have with Kaito.

Kaito Yoshida is a successful pediatric oncologist, and a complicated man. As serious as any doctor in his position while working, he’s missed out on a lot of things in his personal life. An encounter that, at first, is mortifying, leads to Kaito daring to take a step he’s never bothered to take before.

He doesn’t expect to fall for Jerome Johnson, or for Jerome to fall for him.

And neither of them expect the obstacles they will encounter on the way to love.

Reader Advisory: Please note that this books contains scenes of violence and references to domestic abuse and the death of children.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-675-6

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved this story about Jerome and Kato. Both are lonely yet Kato was with someone who was soon dumped after Kato meets Jerome. These two men are perfect each other in every way.

As usual the story is not without it’s suspense in the form of the things these men must face. But they face them and persevered to achieve the happy ever after.

Fantastic read.

The Jasper Soul by Bailey Bradford

Title: The Jasper Soul

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novel (192pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (April 9, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: An ancient evil stalks the earth, seeking to finish what it started…

Matt Callaghan is pretty sure he’s just an average guy. His tragic past haunts him, and the only comfort he finds is something he’s not willing to explain to anyone else. The jasper stone he found as a child had been with him for over half his life, and he can’t be parted from it.

There’s more to the stone than Matt knows. Thousands of years ago, one man, the last of his people, was cast into the stone, his soul protected when his body could not be saved.

The evil that hunted him is still alive, still waiting for a chance to destroy the jasper stone.

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of violence and physical assault.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-736-4

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I really enjoyed this story about Andilun and Matt. How they were brought together by a stone was intriguing. Who Andilun is blew my mind. The gods, goddesses and the triad were fascinating in the roles they all played. The evil one and who he was seemed fitting and he delivered on everything he did.

Good versus evil and all that entails are all throughout this amazing story. Andilun’s backstory broke my heart at what was done to his people. Matt was determined and hopeful as the story progressed. Such an emotional, suspenseful, and dramatic read that grabbed my attention from start to finish.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Mr. September by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. September

Series: Calendar Men 09

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella (94pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (4th September 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Summer fades into fall, but the heat isn’t letting up for this calendar man.

Enzo Mueller was glad to help out with the calendar shoot. His little sister, Nat, has been in remission for years and he’d do anything to help find a cure for childhood cancer—even if all he can do is pose for a charity event. That, and work three jobs so he can take care of her since their parents split a long time ago.

But raising a teenager and having a personal life are two things he doesn’t think can coexist. He’s resigned himself to being alone, aside from Nat, until he gets her through college. After all, no man in his right mind would want to deal with Enzo’s crazy work schedule.

Tony met Enzo when he waited on their table. Ever since then, Tony’s had Enzo on his mind, and when he runs into him again, something clicks between them. Tony’s daughter, Ina, finished her last cancer treatments weeks ago and she’s in remission. He’s been focused on her since before she was born, but now, one man is making him wonder if it isn’t possible to have more in life than he’d expected.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-674-9

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Enzo and Tony have been attracted t each since they met through Hector. I loved Enzo’s hard working determination to make sure his sister is provided for. Tony’s daughter Ina gives Tony the excuse he needs to see Enzo by wanting to eat at the restaurant that Enzo works in.

The chemistry between these two men is hot. When they get together the sparks fly off the pages. Sweet yet sexy this was a great addition to the series.

Fantastic read.

Mr. August by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. August

Series: Calendar Men 08

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Humour, Contemporary, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella (99pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (7th August 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Hector thought he’d escaped his past and had nothing to fear by posing for a charity calendar, but he was wrong.

Hector Torres is a self-made man. He came from the wrong side of the tracks and had a difficult childhood. Violence and crime flourished around him, but one particular event sent him running, and he’s been looking back over his shoulder for a long time.

He thought he’d changed enough to take a chance and do something good, especially in light of his closest friend’s daughter being diagnosed with cancer.

But Hector is wrong, and the man who suddenly appears in his life might be his savior—or his executioner.

Reader advisory: This book contains reference to physical child abuse.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-673-2

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Hector’s past comes back in the form of Mat. Mat has a debt to pay to Hector and in doing so he hopes that things will blossom between them. I liked how Hector and Mat never forgot one another after they grew up.

Hector and Mat were well matched and I loved Mat’s shifter side. A truly engaging story and wonderful addition to the series.

Fantastic read.

Mr. July by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. July

Series: Calendar Men o7

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Humour, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella (87pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: There are enough skeletons in Felix’s closet to fill up an entire calendar.

Felix Apostolou is a rising star in the art world. His murals are quickly gaining him fame in the San Antonio art scene, and when he’s featured in the Calendar Men charity calendar, he’ll draw in even more attention. As it is, he’s getting commission offers faster than he can process them.

He takes on one mural that holds special meaning for him—one for Ezra Harrington, owner of Quantum, Inc., and close friend to the injured original photographer of the Calendar Men shoot.

What Felix didn’t count on was meeting a man who turned his world around and brought something other than art to focus for him. Tse Soto is intriguing, passionate, and open in ways Felix quickly comes to appreciate.

But Felix’s past isn’t what he believed it to be, and what he learns about it could be more than he can handle.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-672-5

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Felix and Tse were great characters. I loved these two men together. Their strengths and weaknesses added a delightful spin on the story as it progressed. Felix’s past comes back to haunt him and Tse is there to help along the way.

The mystery aspect of the story was well written and intriguing to read as it unfolded. I have enjoyed this series about hunky guys in calendar shoot where things do not go as planned and sometimes dangerous situations arise. It was interesting as how each man handled said situations.

Fantastic read.

Mr. June by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. June

Series: Calendar Men 06

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Humour, Contemporary, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella(99pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (5th June 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Ilias Hayes is coming to believe that there is truth to the saying ‘no good deed goes unpunished.’

Ilias Hayes was flattered when he was asked to pose in a charity calendar shoot. He was even more thrilled to participate when Perry invited his boyfriend, Terry, to pose with Ilias. Being one of the couples in the calendar would cement their relationship.

Except it doesn’t. Terry dumps him, and Ilias realizes just how warped that relationship was. He plans to focus on his career with San Antonio Police Department and work out why he stayed with someone who treated him so badly.

But a call from dispatch about a fight at a doctor’s office brings a very interesting, opinionated man into Ilias’ life. He isn’t sure if Doctor Torres is flirting or not, but Ilias wants to find out—if he can get past his own fears and escape someone who wants Ilias for themselves.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-657-2

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Illias and his boyfriend Terry are part of the calendar shoot when Illias discovers Terry is only with him for his connections. Needless to say Illias and terry part ways. During a call to a doctor’s office Illias meets Dr. Torres and the sparks fly. But Illias is unsure due to the relationship he just got out of.

I loved that Torres was patient and caring with Illias considering his fears. The two seemed made for each other in all ways. Another great addition to the calendar men series.

Fantastic read.

Mr. May by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. May

Series: Calendar Men 05

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Humour, Contemporary, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella (87pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (May 1, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Derrick Tovar thought posing for a calendar would be the most adventurous thing he’d ever do—boy, was he wrong!

Derrick Tovar has always played it safe. He had a secure job, a retirement plan, five- and ten-year goals… When he agreed to pose in skimpy clothing for a charity calendar, he figured that was one daring, out-of-character thing for him to do. It wasn’t that big a risk, really.

Except it almost got him killed.

He’s having a little trouble dealing with that, but he soon meets a man who makes him want to dream big and take chances.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-656-5

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Derrick and Niall were a great couple. Derrick has plans and rules he follows to the letter as well as deep seated fear. Niall on the other hand is free spirited and fun loving. When these two get together they set the pages on fire.

I loved these two together. They help the other in ways no one else can. The fear Derrick has is understandable given what he went through and Niall helping him understand there is nothing wrong with seeking help when it is needed.

Great read.

Mr. April by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. April

Series: Calendar Men 04

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Comedy and Humour, Paranormal

Length: Novella (90 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (April 10, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Will is certain there’s truth to the phrase that no good deed goes unpunished.

William Blunt thought posing for a charity calendar would be fun. Instead, it’s kind of tedious and stressful, and his boyfriend begins to display some alarmingly jealous behavior. Once the shoot is over—again—he’s ready to move on to other things, one of which is, eventually, a healthier relationship.

Breaking up isn’t hard to do, and Will vows to learn from his past dating disasters. What he doesn’t count on is meeting a man whose smile turns his world upside down. Baz is gorgeous, but more than that, he’s intriguing and funny, and he seems to be as interested in Will as Will is in him.

But all is not smooth sailing, and a murder complicates the personal issues both men are already struggling with.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-652-7

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A great addition to the series with Will and Baz in the middle of a murder mystery as well as the complication in Will’s life. Baz for his part is smart and funny and seemed to be Wills equal.

The overall feel of the story has an intriguing and relaxed atmosphere at times to culminate the mystery in it’s depths as well as the relationship nature of the characters. I liked this story with it’s mystery, humor and romance. You can never go wrong with that combination.

Fantastic addition.

Mr. March by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. March

Series: Calendar Men 03

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Humour, Contemporary, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella (99 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (6th March 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Curiosity didn’t kill this cat…

Jason Eddings is a foreman for a construction company by day and a mountain lion at night. He got suckered into doing a calendar shoot. Little did he know that his sisters, Cindy and Anne, were hoping to set him up with Gregg, another man on the calendar shoot. That never happened, because Gregg met Albert.

Jason’s posing for Mr. March, working and running from some memories, and maybe even himself. One night, he runs right into a tranquilizer dart. When he wakes up at a wildlife refuge, he finds himself intrigued by the veterinarian who is watching him.

Casey’s a newly graduated veterinarian. He thought there was something special about the mountain lion, but he didn’t have a clue how much his life was about to change.

Reader Advisory: This book contains mentions of stalking and harrassment, as well as scenes of violence, assault, kidnap and reference to murder.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-651-0

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Wow what a great story. Casey takes care of a mountain lion brought into the clinic but he quickly realizes it’s a shifter. Jason wakes up and is annoyed and worried that he was tranqed on refuge land. This prompts Casey and Jason to investigate to find out what is going on.

I loved this couple. They had their sexy times as well as serious moments as well. The investigation had great details that I highly enjoyed reading. This series just keeps getting better and better with each book.

I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Fantastic read.

Mr. February by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. February

Series: Calendar Men 02

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Novella (96 pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (6th February 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: One cool cat is about to discover just how hot love can be.

Darin Winger is beginning to regret ever volunteering to be a model for the charity calendar. There’s already been an attack on all the people working on the photo shoot, which resulted in a nasty case of food poisoning for Darin and others. Then there was the fire at Marco’s place, which had resulted in the photographer being injured. To what extent, Darin doesn’t know, but now the photo shoot is back on, and Marco’s daughter Perry is in charge of everything.

Which would be fine, except the weather causes delays, people cause delays, almost everything causes delays—and Darin is ready to return to his regularly scheduled life as a nurse and dog shifter. If one more thing goes wrong…

The last straw might be the arrival of an uptight feline shifter named Arturo Casarez, who demands that Perry move the photo shoot off the grounds of the museum.

Except there’s something about Arturo that calls to Darin. Now he’ll have to convince Arturo to give him a chance.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-650-3

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: With one delay after another everyone is wondering whether or not the photo shoot will be completed. Darin is one such person. He is Mr. February and wants to get back to his life as soon as possible but with the way things are going it looks like it won’t be soon enough for tastes.

Arturo is the curator of the museum where the photo shoot is taking place for this particular month. But he is not amused when the models are prancing around in next to nothing with school children present and so offers to move the shoot to his land instead. Now the fun can begin.

Darin and Arturo are shifters of the canine and feline variety. Who says cats and dogs can not get along. These two certainly heat things up in this story. I liked this book better than the first which is weird because I usually love all Bailey Bradford’s books. But then again even I have off days when reviewing.

Highly recommended.

Mr. January by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. January

Series: Calendar Men 01

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Novella (132 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 2, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: There’s no sense in pussy-footing around when it comes to love.

Albert E. Washington is a nerd and proud of it. He’s a cool cat when he shifts, but for the most part, he’s just a guy who sometimes tapes his glasses together and enjoys quality clothing like bowties and suspenders. When his boss has him acting as an errand boy, Albert finds himself in the middle of a sexy calendar photo shoot. It’s a little too much for him to process and he ends up embarrassing himself.

Gregg is Mr. January—or he will be if the photo shoot ever gets going. Injuring his back when he trips on the set isn’t going to speed things up. The appearance of a seriously hot guy who flips the switch on Gregg’s geeky-man button makes a bad day great. Now, if Gregg can just get Albert to agree to a date, if he doesn’t scare Albert off, if Albert will just pick up on the flirtatious things Gregg says…

That’s a lot of ifs, but Gregg isn’t intimidated by them. He knows his dream man when he meets him. Now all Gregg has to do is survive the photo shoot and convince Albert to give him, and love, a chance.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-647-3

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: If your looking for a series similar to the southwestern shifters this is not it. I was a little confused by the shifter aspect as it seemed more a contemporary read to me. Never the less it is a hot story about geeky Albert who meets hunky Gregg on calendar photo shoot.

Sparks fly and we see how the relationship blossoms step by step. There is a mystery that seems to affect most of the models and not in a good way. I really love this authors works but I’m unsure how to feel about this one.

As I said this felt more contemporary to me with a lot of hot sex between two men who are looking for love.

Great read.

Retrograde by Bailey Bradford

Bailey Bradford - Retrograde CoverTitle: Retrograde

Series:  Southwestern Shifters 11

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Action and Adventure, Paranormal, Wereshifters

Length: Novella (182 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (3rd November 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Letting go of the past to embrace the future…

Things are changing for Marcus and Nathan, in more ways than one. Nathan is still trying to deal with the action he took in order to save Marcus’ life. It isn’t easy to do, and sometimes he fears he’ll give in to all the doubts and fears plaguing him.

What they need is some time alone, without guards shadowing their every move, no one to interrupt. Because soon, they’ll be busier than ever.

A short vacation before the annual gathering of Alpha Anaxes at the compound, that’s what they decide to do. But their vacation isn’t so private when they discover a wild pack of young shifters barely surviving.

Changes are coming.

A strange young shifter with abilities neither Marcus nor Nathan have ever seen before. Alpha Anaxes and attitudes. An intruder in their midst. And with the help of Shania, the pack doctor, the most important event of Marcus and Nathan’s shared life is about to happen.

Changes are coming, and they’re coming fast. 

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of fisting.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-831-5

Reviewer: Shorty

Product Link:  https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/retrograde

Review: This is book eleven in Southwestern Shifters. Nathan struggles with what he did in the past but Marcus is there to help him every step of the way. I loved these two characters as they helped one another and lifted the other up when needed. They are definitely a powerhouse not to messed with. They are both fierce and loyal to those they care about.

I loved the introduction of new characters and was intensely curious about Asher and his abilities. I was deeply saddened by what happened to him but glad that he finally found a place to call home and not be afraid anymore. As always with Bailey’s books this one has the perfect blend of drama, action, life changing decisions and some extremely hot sex.

A fantastic addition to the southwestern shifters and highly recommended. Although I’m sad to see this series will soon be coming to an end it’s been amazing journey that I have felt privileged and honored to read. I will definitely be re-reading this entire series soon, it’s that good.

One Too Many by Bailey Bradford

Bailey Bradford - One Too Many CoverTitle: One Too Many

Series: Mystic Tattoos # 1

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Comedy and Humor, Paranormal

Length: Short (49 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (November 29, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Don’t discount the mystic powers in the world…

Casey has spent most of his adult life building a successful business. His mother has been on him to settle down with a good man. Casey would, but he hasn’t had time to look for one. On his fortieth birthday, he goes out with friends and gets drunk—and has one too many.

When he wakes up in the morning, there’s a sexy, strange man in his home and a new, kind of painful tattoo on Casey’s chest. He doesn’t remember what happened the night before, but it doesn’t take him long to realize that the stranger, Ed, is someone he wants to get to know much better.

Now, if the fates and stars and all that mystical stuff will align, Casey and Ed might have their Happily Ever After, with the help of a mysterious tattoo artist and a vanishing tattoo shop.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-516-2

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/one-too-many

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I loved this cute, sweet story of Casey waking up from a night out drinking with friends to discover he has a tattoo and a hot driver named Ed in his home and vague memories of the before. Ed is attracted to Casey from the start. But being the gentleman he is he refuses to take advantage of Casey. Even so Casey wants Ed but Ed explains he wants something more than a one off. 

I loved how these two interacted with each other. The slow build up to them finally coming together was awesome, The paranormal aspect was intriguing. A mystic tattoo parlor that seems to come and go and a mysterious man named Gene to boot. I’m sure we’ll learn more about him as the series progresses. 

Needless to say I loved the entire book. With plenty of sweet, hot scenes and mystery just had me on the edge of my seat awaiting the outcome. It was truly a wonderful story.

Highly recommended.

Harey Situation by Bailey Bradford

Bailey Bradford - Harey Situation CityTitle: Harey Situation

Series: City Shifters # 2 

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Paranormal, Shapechangers and Morphers

Length: Novella (95 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (September 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: This time, it’s a real bunny shifter and you know the saying about doing something like bunnies…

Oliver Biggerstaffer comes to Texas from Boston, looking for a job and a new life. He’s hoping the advertising firm he interviews for will hire him, and he can put his past where it belongs—behind him. No one will know who or what he is—a snake shifter. 

Except he’s interviewed by Jagger Osterman, a bear shifter, and he meets a cute bunny shifter at the hotel where he’s staying. Oliver can’t hide his shifter status from them. And he doesn’t want to, once he meets them—especially the bunny, Peter Ruiz. It’s lust at first sight, but Oliver wants to take things slow as long as he’s staying at the hotel Peter’s working at. 

Peter wants to get laid, and he wants to get laid now. The sexy snake shifter he’s attracted to has morals and ethics and things most of the guys Peter’s screwed around with before lack. 

Oliver treats Peter like a person, not a body to have sex with, and if they can survive a series of weird accidents that might not be accidents after all, then Oliver and Peter just might have a happy ending all their own. 

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence and kidnapping.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-503-2

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/harey-situation

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Oliver is a snake shifter has moved to take on a new job. He meets Peter, a bunny shifter, while staying at the hotel where he works. Oliver has been having weird accidents and doesn’t understand why. To keep Peter from being affected he tries to send him away with no success. 

Peter is frustrated by Oliver’s constant pushing him away for one thing or another. He does the only thing he can do; he goes against Oliver and stays. This was an interesting story with drama, mystery, suspense, and humor. I loved the combination of these genres as they complemented each other throughout.

I loved this addition to the City Shifters series and highly recommend it.

Vaqueros and Vigilance by Bailey Bradford

bailey-bradford-vaqueros-and-vigilance-coverTitle: Vaqueros and Vigilance

Series: Mossy Glenn Ranch 08

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Contemporary, Cowboys.  Western Erotic Romance

Length: Novella (146pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (Dec 1 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: What starts out as a one-night stand ends up changing two men forever.

Joaquin Almodovar has been disowned by his family and shot by a mad man. To say that he’s had a few bad months would be an understatement. When he finds out he can’t be the vaquero he’s always been due to the extent of his injuries, Joaquin is even more lost than ever.

He might be the best-lookin’ man at the Mossy Glenn, according to Hector and the others, but that doesn’t make Joaquin a man at all. Not when he can’t cowboy up like he used to. Learning that there’s more to him than the job he’s always loved isn’t easy, and Joaquin’s not a hundred percent certain he’s up to the task. In fact, he’s lost so much faith in himself that he doesn’t know what or who to believe in anymore.

Time heals all wounds, the saying goes, but it sure doesn’t seem to be doing much to heal Joaquin. It’ll take the help of a man he shouldn’t trust to learn that there’s more to himself than how well he sits a saddle, and how good he is with a rope.

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to domestic abuse and child abuse, and the backstory involves kidnapping and enslavement.

ISBN: 9781784308865

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/vaqueros-and-vigilance

Reviewer: Cat

Review: This is book 8 of the Mossy Glenn series. Some of them stand alone pretty well, but it is best if you read them in order. For this one I at least suggest you read Hay bales and Heartache Mossy Glenn 7.

Vaqueros and Vigilance pick up with Joaquim recovering from getting shot. The doctors say he will not gain full use of his arm, but he is determined to prove them wrong. Staying at a hotel and being bored he goes to the gay bar and meets Everett. He is a cute little twink, but there is something about his eyes that he keeps dreaming about. Little does he know that Everett isn’t who he seems.

The romance moves very fast between Joaquim and Seb once it gets going. The story is full of hot man sex. Seb’s story has a lot of angst as his past is revealed. There is some sadness in Joaquim’s as well. We get to see Will, Carlos, and Troy again and as always, Will lends some comic relief to the angsty feel.

There is a lot of sex, and I mean a lot. It is very hot and steamy!

The only thing I would have like to have known a little more about Sebastian. How he came to be on the Mossy Glenn in the last episode. That wasn’t revealed yet.

I kept watching for new characters to see if I could guess who the next book would be about since there weren’t as many characters in this as usual. The only suspect I found was Craig, Joaquim’s therapist. That could be interesting. But then all the Mossy Glenn are!

If you like broken cowboys, young men finding themselves, homeless finding a home, Insta love (yes I felt this was a love at nearly first sight since the story encompasses a few days), a great romance and some very hot man-sex you will enjoy this book!

The Trouble With Mirrors by Bailey Bradford

Bailey Bradford - The Trouble With Mirrors CoverTitle: The Trouble with Mirrors

Series: The Vamp for Me # 5

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Vampires

Length: Novella (91 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (26th April 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: A little sass and a perfect ass can land a vamp in a sticky situation…

Paolo has watched his friends and coven leader find mates, their other halves. He’s ready to find someone just for him, though that means getting out and actually going somewhere.

When his coven leader, Claude, asks him to help out with a bit of a spy mission, Paolo agrees. He puts on his sexiest—and skimpiest—club outfit and dives right in.

But the mission brings him head to head with his coven’s worst enemies, the Dark Slayers. And when he finds himself attracted to one who’s about to be initiated against his will, Paolo can’t resist helping the man out…and having some really hot sex while he’s at it.

Then the Dark Slayers find them…

ISBN: 978-1-78651-420-2

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/the-trouble-with-mirrors

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Paolo a vamp is tasked with finding out more information about the slayers. He meets Dakota and learns that he is soon to join the slayers but not by choice. I found the story interesting as we have a cute vamp bent on stopping the slayers from harming members of the coven he is in and a human who is being pressured by his brother to join a group he wants nothing to do with.

Paolo and Dakota grow closer as the danger grows closer so Paolo decides to protect Dakota from the group. This book has drama, action and some hot scenes to keep a reader interested.

I really enjoyed the book immensely. But then again I love Bailey’s books.

That's One Cross Vamp by Bailey Bradford

Bailey Bradford - That's One Cross Vamp Cover sTitle: That’s One Cross Vamp

Series:  The Vamp for Me # 6

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Vampires

Length: Novella (88 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (June 21, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Death, taxes and vampires—the three certainties in Erin’s life.

Erin Meyers knows all about the existence of vampires. He’s the guy who helped his twin brother Andrew find true love with the kilt-wearing Radney.

Erin’s used sex as a way to run from his emotions for a long time. It’s become a habit that he’s finally caught on to, and he’s growing tired of it. In fact, he’s growing tired too easily in general.

A doctor’s visit leaves him fearing for his life. When he encounters a friendly vamp he knows out at the club, Erin breaks his no-vamps rule and takes Jude home with him. Together, they burn up the sheets, and Erin finds himself willing to spend more than one night with Jude. Soon, a relationship blooms, but the bad news Erin gets might put an end to any dreams he had for the future.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-462-2

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/thats-one-cross-vamp

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Erin is now facing the age gap between him and his twin. He reconsiders everything he turned down. To stay young he still goes to clubs dancing and having a good time.

Jude, the vampire that makes Erin’s heart beat faster, has been waiting patiently for Erin to live out his life a little before claiming him as his own. Just when things began to heat between the two Erin gets devastating news that alters his life.

I truly loved this book. It had everything you could want in a book. There’s a slow romance, life altering decisions that have to be made, with added humour and drama. This book is one of the best in the series to date.

I loved how well the story read from serious to humor and back again.

Highly recommended.