Publisher: Evernight Publishing (28th January 2017)
Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Leo thinks asking his soul-splice mate to marry him will be easy, but Dakota says no, again and again. When he finally capitulates, Leo believes happy ever after is in the cards, but Dakota isn’t feeling well, and meddling family members hijack their plans. Neither warlock wants the drama of a large ceremony, but the Conclave gets its way. Witches always do, after all.
When the eventful day arrives, neither man expects their old enemy to raise a demon from Hell to ruin their wedding. Witches can’t stand up to a demon, so the newly wed warlocks must save the day, but not before a surprise revelation leaves Dakota reeling.
Can Leo and Dakota survive a demon, witches, and a grandma intent on embarrassing them both as much as possible? Sadly, even magic can’t guarantee a happy ending…
Review: This is a continuation from the first story. Leo is ready to move onto to the next step in his and Dakota’s relationship. After begging and asking Dakato finally say yes to the marriage proposal.
I really enjoy these characters interactions and the way they seem to take their time insted of just jumping into things.
Blurb: Dakota thought moving to a new town for his new job would be easy. He gets to live with his best friend Leo, far from the machinations of his mother and the witches who want his genes. Unfortunately, his new boss keeps hitting on him. Is there nowhere a nice guy can hide from women who want his body?
Leo thinks pretending to be his best friend’s lover will be hilarious. He loves a good joke, and he’s delighted that Dakota finally lives close enough for them to hang out again like they did as kids. So what if they’re not gay? It’s all for a good cause: keep Dakota out of the clutches of a crazy woman.
Neither of them expects their charade to feel so real. How were they supposed to know that one kiss would lead to sex, or that true power comes from love?
Review: I enjoyed this short story about Dakota and his best friend Leo. Dakota gets hit on his boss every time he sees him. Tired of the way the man is making his friend feel Leo suggests they act like a couple in the hopes it will deter the man’s advances.
It comes down to an intense kiss, sparks flying and a connection neither Dakota nor Leo saw coming. Sweet and cute this short story packs a punch.
Title: Captive Fire Series: N/A Author: Erin M. Leaf Genre: Paranormal/ Futuristic/ Suspense/ Sci-Fi/ Shifters/Vampires Length: Novella (88 Pages) Publisher: Evernight Publishing (April 29, 2015) Heat Level: Explicit Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts Blurb: Prince Ryuu hates his father, Emperor Midian. When he’s forced to buy a slave, he defiantly chooses Drakon instead of a woman. Because he’s determined to overthrow his father’s empire, he can’t afford to show vulnerability, but Drakon is more compelling than he’d anticipated. For an Arethuza warrior, affection is a weakness that can lead to death.
Drakon isn’t really a slave—he’s a black dragon, considered cursed by everyone. Despite his people’s distrust, he will do anything to keep them safe, even submit to an Arethuza prince. He never expected to find love, and that complication could ruin his plans to sabotage the emperor’s war campaign. Though Ryuu is his fated mate, their fledgling bond is a secret too dangerous for Drakon to reveal.
Will their duty tear them apart? Can honor prevail in a war that might be too violent for even the strongest dragon warrior?
Review: This is a unique story that I wasn’t too sure about at first. It was told with a serious tone to it and I didn’t sense any humor to it. Now normally I don’t go for stories where there is no humor however this story is about dragons and wars.
Like I have always said there is nothing better than a good paranormal. I don’t usually see that many involving dragons and was quite impressed. Now I must admit that there was something missing in it that was needed to make it perfect. It felt a bit like it had been rushed when it was written but it does not take away from the story itself.
Ryuu hates his father with a passion. His father kept them all prisoners to the point that even his mother wore chains. His father had decided it was time for him to take a slave and mate with her. The Emperor wanted children. Not for the reason that one would think. There was an idea that his mother’s people held the form of a dragon. Not that he believed him, but then again he hated it all. So to defy his jerk of a father, he chooses a male slave.
Now that slave had a secret of his own.
Drakon was in fact a black dragon. He was not a slave but a prince from a place that Ryuu’s father had not taken yet. He was there to kill the Emperor, but found himself mated with Ryuu. Now all he had to do is to show Ryuu, that he was in fact a dragon just as Drakon himself was. They had to stop the war that was coming.
Now anyone with a hint of knowledge about dragons would know that Drakon means dragon. Which is what made it a kick for me, even more than the story. I love Erin’s stories and this was no different. I had a blast with it and look forward to reading more like this story. I do wish that it had been longer though. It gave me almost everything I could want in a story.
I would definitely recommend this story. It has a kick to it that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *
Title: Better Together Series: The Billionaire’s Bodyguard, #3 Author: Erin M. Leaf Genre: Contemporary/Suspense/ Humor Length: Novella (68 Pages) Publisher: Evernight Publishing (April 1, 2015) Heat Level: Explicit Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts Blurb: Alex Roman controls a business empire, but he can’t control his personal life. Just when he thought he and his boyfriend, Jesse, could settle down and enjoy their life together, their past comes back to haunt them once again. They never discovered who killed Alex’s grandfather and Jesse’s father, and neither man would’ve wanted to know the truth if it meant tearing them apart, but that’s what happens.
When a crazy gunman targets Jesse for the sins of his father, he reluctantly decides he must leave the love of his life in order to keep him safe. Little does he know that his decision to protect Alex may ultimately be his undoing. Alex tracks him down and the gunman follows. A deadly confrontation leaves one man down, and their relationship fractured.
Review:This is book three in this series and you need to start with book one.
This book and the others are all about Alex and Jesse. You will see how they meet, get together, fall in love and look at their future. Erin always gives me a story that has quite a bit of humor to it. I am always on the lookout for stories that will make me laugh. Alex and Jesse seem to do that for me all the time. It does have its serious moments though.
Alex and Jesse are taking one of their famous breaks from life. This time they end up at a bed and breakfast that looks like something from a fairy tale. The lady that owned it was sweet, but not all of the others that were there were. However it was their time away and Alex had a big surprise for Jesse. That is put on hold when someone from Jesse’s past starts shooting at them.
There is a bit of twist there that will intrigue you. In fact this whole little story will keep your attention for a few minutes.
I always have a blast reading stories by Erin. She gives you an entertaining story that has great sex and a bit of danger added in. I would definitely recommend reading this, trust me you won’t be let down.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *
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Title: The Blizzard Series: The Billionaire’s Bodyguard, #2 Author: Erin M. Leaf Genre: Romantic Suspense/Holiday Length: Short Story (20 Pages) Publisher: Evernight Publishing (September 17, 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts Blurb: It’s Christmas Eve and billionaire Alex Roman screwed up. He promised his boyfriend, Jesse, that he’d be home for the holidays, but he went to a last-minute meeting in the city and got trapped in a snowstorm. Now he must face a fate worse than death: spending the night in a strange motel. Alone.
Jesse Emerson thought he could trust his boyfriend to stay home when it’s snowing outside. After all, his father and Alex’s grandfather died in a blizzard, and since that fateful day, neither of them enjoys winter weather. Instead, Alex is nowhere to be found. Jesse has no choice but to head out into the storm to find his wayward lover.
When darkness falls and ice blankets the roads, will the magic of Christmas Eve somehow bring Jesse and Alex back together, or will both men perish in the cold, lost and alone?
Review: This is the second book in this series and you should start with book one. It will tell you about the men and how they ended up together. I have to tell you that it was a blast to read it. Alex, who is richer than sin, could not let the opportunity pass him by. Now stuck in a blizzard away from his man, he might end up regretting that. Thank god for the strange motel but on Christmas Eve there are many miracles just waiting to happen. One especially if it saves him from his man Jesse killing him.
This was a blast to read and I look forward to many more with Alex and Jesse in them. They are a hot couple with very tempting sex between them. It was a cute little story and was perfect for the holidays. I love the magical way to this particular book and can see it become a favorite during Christmas time.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *
Blurb: Nathaniel doesn’t want to go Castle Archangel: he’s half-human and can’t fly like the rest of his clan. Even worse, he likes guys and he’s not exactly white. That makes him an interspecies outcast, but he wants to please his dad. Once there, he meets Zeke, the angels’ sexy weapons master. Sadly, Zeke is straight and Nathaniel doesn’t hit on men he can’t have.
When Zeke meets Nathaniel, his gut tells him he’s met his mate, but he’s never been attracted to a guy before. Despite Nathaniel’s wariness and his own fear, Zeke can’t help claiming him when instinct takes over.
Unfortunately, Nathaniel isn’t ready to bond, not even when their connection sparks dormant angelic powers. However, when Zeke flies into danger, Nathaniel follows. Demons stalk their people and it will take every angel who can wield a blade to fight the evil that lurks in unexpected places.
Nathaniel is half human and half angel shifter. He has no wings, no marks and he is openly gay. He has lived his life as an outcast among his people, but his father loves and believes in him completely, and Nathaniel would do anything for him. He longs to feel the marks of the divine on his skin, the air surrounding him as he flies and the love of a man. He has come to accept these are things he will never have in his life.
Zeke is an angel shifter and weapons master called to Castle Archangel for his skill in weaponry. From the start, he feels a strange connection to the young man with skin the color of tea. Zeke has always been straight, and though he’s confused by the attraction to Nathaniel at first, he recognizes the mate bond and claims the hybrid. Their bond brings out that which has been trapped inside Nathaniel for the whole of his life, and he finally shows his marks and grows his wings.
Nathanial fights the bond itself for weeks as his relationship with Zeke continues to grow and the two go at it like rabbits instead of angels! When a trusted friend turns out to be a demon in disguise and not only is Zeke, but all the angels’ lives put in danger, Nathaniel finds the strength within to soar. But will he finally bond with Zeke? Or will these two angels go crazy from a mate bond not fulfilled due to fear?
Leaf has created such a unique series with the Angel shifters of Castle Archangel. Each angel has a story, a gift and a purpose. And even though they are angels, the supposed perfect beings, they have a flawed reality to their souls that make them almost human. I’m anxious to see where Leaf goes with the next book in this series.
I definitely recommend this series, and though this book could be read alone, it might be better to read the books in order. A must read for fans of shifter romance, paranormal romance and soul mate stories.
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews **
Blurb: Raphael had no idea what he was getting into when he went to Castle Archangel to study the People’s oral history. He didn’t expect his wings to suddenly change from brown to the purest white—the mark of an Omega, the destined mate of the Alpha. There has never been a male Omega before. Not in all the millennia that angels have flown the skies of Earth. However, when Raphael meets ebony-winged Gabriel, the true leader of the People, he knows he wants this man more than anything. Change is not always bad.
When Gabriel’s wings suddenly turn to startling ebony, he must deal with the knowledge that he is an Alpha, a leader of the angels. When he discovers that his destined mate is a man, he must accept that being Alpha of the People means accepting more than he’d expected. When their current leader challenges him, accusing Gabriel of committing one of the People’s most dishonorable crimes, Gabriel must fight: for his honor, for his mate, and for the survival of the angels.
Review: Short, Sexy and Steamy! My three favorite colors. And this book is nothing I’ve ever read before, Angel shifters. Me likee!!
Raphael is sent to Castle Archangel by his brother, who is an angel sorcerer. Raphael himself is a different kind of angel. His body art and wings are changing, becoming snow-white and pure, he is the Omega. Being a historian of their culture, Raphael knows that this change means he is the destined mate of their alpha. But the alpha they have now is evil and hateful and Raphael doesn’t think he is even gay.
Gabriel is an angel shifter as well, his body art and wings are growing ebony, and this too is a sign. You see Gabriel is destined to be their alpha and Raphael is destined to be his mate. This aspect to the story was intriguing, as Raphael has always known he was gay, but Gabriel has always been with women. Gabriel doesn’t even blink though when he realizes his mate is Raphael. And when these two claim each other, oh my GOD (pardon the pun) it is stellar!
This was a fantastic start to what I hope will be an even better series. As short as the story was, I was still given a lot of history of this group of Angel’s and how they each individually came to be where they are now. As well, I now have a good idea of where their paths are going to lead. I’m pretty sure (well, desperately hoping!) that the next book will be for Raphael’s brother and Gabriel’s sister. Both are sorcerer angels and have been given the gift of sight, so that will be a fun story to read!
Looking for something fast, fun, and sexy? Grab a copy of this one because it is all that plus a bag of chips!!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews*
Blurb: Shane and Leo have been best friends forever: through high school, dating disasters, and family losses. Lately though, Shane has been feeling more and more unsettled. His girlfriend dumped him because he wouldn’t spank her, and he can’t stop thinking about the kiss he and Leo shared in high school, long before life happened and they grew up.
When Leo confronts Shane about his depression, the whole, unpleasant story about the breakup comes spilling out. Leo offers to spank Shane so he can understand the appeal, and shockingly, Shane wants to agree, but both of them are straight and he’s not sure it’s a good idea. Besides, he’s not into pain and he feels weird asking his best friend for sexual advice—Leo is too important to him to risk their friendship over something like this. So what if he can’t figure out why the idea is so intriguing?
Review: Well, if you’re looking for a short story, for escapism purpose only and you don’t really care about the plausibility of the plot, rather prefer two really hot friends that experiment with their curiosity and end up with hot and smexy scenes and love declarations ending it, then by all means this is a perfect such short.
Shane is having a problem. He’s been dumped by his girlfriend for two weeks now and his best friend Leo can’t understand why he’s still cranky. When Shane tells him the reason his ex left him was because he could not bring himself to spank her Leo’s big mouth runs ahead and proposes Shane to be on the receiving end for experimental purposes only. After all, when both were teenagers and had a hard time finding girlfriends, that’s exactly how they learned kissing. On each other…
Are you seeing it yet? Yeah, the bi-curious boys are the theme here and the plot is quite easy to follow. Shane, after squirming and pretending to refuse, finally succumbs to Leo’s whim. One thing leads to another, the past comes smashing heads with memories, and longings gripping them both and not letting them go.
Yes, we have two bi guys who have to come to grips with their sexuality, Shane more than Leo. Yes, we have full on intercourse while both are virgins on male/male lovemaking. Yes, all the while we have this spanking kink and a slight bondage (there is a safeword mentioned there too) to spice thing up a bit.
No, this is not my thing at all. I’ve always been wary of first timers and especially when kinks are combined. I just felt it was way over the top, although if I’m honest I loved the ending scene when both exes barged in and started a confrontation. I found that hilarious really.
So there you have it, take it, or leave it, it’s up to you, and your personal likes.