Mythologically Torqued – Anthology Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Torquered Press’s newest anthology Mythologically Torqued stopping by today, I’ve pinched an excerpt and there’s a great giveaway… we also have Lisa’s review (sorry about the girly bits Lisa 😀 *cough*). So guys enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Mythologically Torqued


Leigh Ellwood, L.J. Hamlin, Eva Lefoy, V.L. Locey, Jacey Mills, Alisha Monroe, Shiloh Sadler, Alyx Shaw, Delilah Storm, T. Strange, Carol Tierney, Angelique Voison, Max Wilde, Salome Wilde, Logan Zachary

Mythology, whether classic or modern, has always taken readers on a magical ride. Mythologically Torqued, volume I, takes those tales from days of old, or more recent history, and places a unique spin on the beloved lore. 

The gods of Olympus make appearances, as do deities from Japanese, Norse, and other belief systems. With rampant sexual desires, these gods manage to slake their thirst for passions of the flesh in a rather untraditional manner…if the oral traditions passed down from generation-to-generation were at all accurate. 

These fifteen short stories are penned by both seasoned scribes and new authors; the anthology provides readers with the perfect opportunity to explore offerings from their favorite storytellers as well as find a new favorite or two. And, a unique perspective on the stories we enjoyed—or were forced down our throats at the hands of a sadistic English teacher or two—in our youth. 

Containing both M/M and F/F stories from authors Alisha Monroe, Alyx Shaw, Angelique Voisen, Carol Tierney, Delilah Storm, Eva Lefoy, Jacey Mills, L.J. Hamlin, Leah Ellwood, Logan Zachary, Max Wilde, Salome Wilde, Shiloh Saddler, T. Strange, and V.L. Locey, Mythologically Torqued volume I is sure to have something for every penchant. 

Eros finds his soul mate in the arms of a demigod friend in L.J. Hamlin’s In Love with Zeus’ Son. In Shiloh Sadler’s Clipped Wings, two men on a plantation find love under the most unusual circumstances in 1842 Missouri. V.L. Locey’s Back to the Garden, Pan hits up Woodstock with the sun god Apollo—sex, drugs, and rock and roll take on a whole new meaning. In Brísingamen, Carol Tierney offers us the story of a magical necklace, and the payment goddess Freyja delivered to four dwarven sisters for it’s creation. Delphinos, by T. Strange, is a modern-age retelling of Dionysus’ creation of dolphins. In Angelique Voison’s version of the Japanese Moon Princess myth, Reiko is tasked with bringing the Emperor’s future bride, the fabled Moon Princess to court, and complications arise when Reiko falls head over heels for Kaguya. Charged with ensuring Sisyphus fails, Hercules is conflicted by his feelings for the former ruler in Angelique Voison’s How Hercules Got His Bruise. In Leah Ellwood’s Styx and Stone, Ferrying souls across the Styx is a lonely business, but Charon doesn’t mind—newly arrived Stone is more than willing to keep him company. No one believes in the Greek gods anymore, and Apollo is in a rut, Ganymede—cupbearer to the gods— tries to get Apollo to see what’s in front of him in Jacey Mills’ Another Night at the End of the World. Salome Wilde’s Eternal Grind offers a corporate take on Christian Hell, populated with horned and hoofed demons inspired by medieval monks’ fertile imaginations, which follows a pair of lesbian demon baristas, determined to find their own happily-ever-after. In the distant past, Ero was the god of desire, but in present day, he looks for love with Psy—a peerlessly gorgeous mortal man—and needs to keep a secret, in Alisha Monroe’s The Myth of Ero and Psy. Bound by chains and defenseless, Thor is being held captive by Garrick, a young man also forced to service until demands are met in Logan Zachary’s Bound by Desire. Together, attraction ignites between Thor and Garrick—can love grow if it is bound by desire? In Delilah Storm’s The Golden Balls, true love’s kiss is powerful, and Jasper’s sexuality awakens—will Anur be able to keep Jasper in this sleepy little kingdom? A spurned lover, mythical horse, and a public official walk into a pub—murder, mayhem, and everlasting love result in Alyx Shaw’s The Kelpie.

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Love is a Mess Anthology Book Blast, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Supposed Crimes LCC stopping in with their newest release the anthology Love is a Mess. The anthology has a variety of authors and a variety of genre’s, we have a great giveaway and Cat’s review for you to enjoy so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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 Love is a Mess


A.M. Leibowitz, Adrian J. Smith, Amber Kinsey, Eva Lefoy, Geonn Cannon, L.M. Perrin, Michael DuPuy, Rachael Orman

Viral Valentine by L. M. Perrin

When a Valentine’s Day prank goes badly, Paige’s guilt won’t let her watch the victim walk away without a proper apology.

Date Blind by Geonn Cannon

A woman discovers the worst possible blind date scenario when her date turns out to be someone who bullied her in high school.

The Politician and the Pilot by Amber Kinsey

A politician and a pilot make a steamy connection on Valentine’s Day.

Bar Tryst by Rachael Orman

After her roommate blackmailed her into going to an Anti-Valentine’s day party, Vanessa decided to make the best of it especially when the bartender shared that she was looking to have a good time too.

Quarter Life: Energy Feed by Adrian J. Smith

With strange creatures in her path, Faye is determined to get the information she wants no matter the cost.

Property of Cupid by Eva Lefoy

Will an ancient Greek god give up half his powers to love a mere human? Or will Cupid loose his golden arrow, letting Jeremy fall in love with another man?

Private Dance by A. M. Leibowitz

With Alex’s sexy boyfriend, Phin, gone for three weeks, there’s only one option: let his best friend’s kids lead him on a treasure hunt through town to find his Valentine’s gift waiting for him to unwrap.

The Last Mitzvah by Michael DuPuy

One man seeks salvation over love, death, and ice cream.

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Love is a Mess: A Supposed Crimes Anthology

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Series: A Supposed Crimes Anthology

Author: L. M. Perrin, Geonn Cannon, Amber Kinsey, Rachael Orman, Adrian J. Smith, Eva Lefoy, A. M. Leibowitz, Michael DuPuy

Genre: Contemporary Romance (MM, FF, and FFM)

Length: Anthology (119 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-938108-76-1

Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (January 3rd, 2015)

Heat Level: Low to Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Love is a Mess: A Supposed Crimes Anthology contains eight stories from eight authors on the topic of misfortune at Valentine’s Day. The topics range from the fun of the moment to the power of the eternal. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual characters star in their own love and lust stories—erotic, playful, and thoughtful.

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Review: Overall ♥♥♥♥this was a pretty good book with a wide variety of stories. Some were very unique and intriguing. The stories are centered on Valentines and dates that could have or do go very wrong. There are several genres, and different heat ratings so that there is a little something for everyone that likes FF and MM short reads. I have also included a separate rating and review for each book below.

Viral Valentine by L. M. Perrin
FF Low heat ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Sometimes we set out to do things thinking it is cute or funny but do not think about the person involved. I am not a big fan of the funniest video or prank stuff and this story is a good example of why. Ellie thinks she is going to dinner on Valentines even though it’s with a stranger to find herself pranked. Paige one of the pranksters took a liking to Ellie and wanted the prank ended but Todd wouldn’t let up. Will Ellie forgive Paige?

I liked this story and would have liked more. It ended a bit so suddenly.

Date Blind by Geonn Cannon
FF/Low ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Martha is waiting on a blind date when she finds out that her date Connie was her high school bully. This story took me back to my high school days of being bullied.

I liked how the characters developed through this story. I wanted more.

The Politician and the Pilot by Amber Kinsey
FF/ Explicit ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Samantha is a politician sent on a punishment assignment by her boss and ex-lover. She finds herself enthralled with the young pilot Katie and after too much tequila in her bed.

This story is smoking hot! Not lot of plot but the sex scenes were actually good.

Bar Tryst by Rachael Orman
FF/ Explicit ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Vanessa is at a bar with her friends on Valentines she goes to the bathroom and Lisa starts talking to her. Later they end up back in the bathroom in hot sex.

This story had no plot and it just didn’t do it for me sex wise like the other. It wasn’t bad it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Quarter Life: Energy Feed by Adrian J. Smith
Ménage FMM/FFM/ Explicit ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Faye has been told the statue of the trapped troll actually will come to life and he will be able to give her answers. She hopes he can find her a witch.

This is a dark fantasy or paranormal story that was very intriguing I would love to read more of this. There is hot sex in a MMF and also a FFM with a voyeur.

Property of Cupid by Eva Lefoy
MM/ Explicit ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
This was one of my favorite stories in the book. I loved the twist on cupid. I can’t give much away so I’ll just say read this it was awesome! I want more!

Private Dance by A. M. Leibowitz
MM/ Moderate ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Another of my favorites in this book. Alex finds himself babysitting for a friend on Valentines with his relationship in jeopardy. Before Phinn left on his business trip, he said some pretty cruel stuff and though they have talked, it out he still knows there is work to be done. He finds himself on a scavenger hunt with his little charges in tow and a very happy surprise at the end of the hunt.

I loved this it was awesome. I did have some questions and wanted more information such as why was Phinn going away so much and what their jobs etc. were but the story line was great, and the ending even greater! This one made the entire book worth reading!

The Last Mitzvah by Michael DuPuy
?/ No heat ♥♥2Hearts
I never figured this story out so I won’t say much. I couldn’t figure out who the character was at all or why he was at the Bar Mitzvah. I am assuming he was a transsexual form what I gathered but I am not sure. I was confused throughout the entire thing

I’ll say the ending shocked the bejesus out of me!

Dom of Destruction by Eva Lefoy

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Series: Love Hurts #3

Author: Eva Lefoy

Genre: Contemporary/BDSM

Length: Novella (92 pages)

ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0292

Publisher: MLR Press (September 5th 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: After a sadistic Dom wreaks havoc on one of their own, four men pull together to find happiness in the wake of his destruction.

When new and impulsive sub, Brian is injured in a bad scene, the incident opens old wounds for his sometimes-Dom, Gar. While doling out revenge, Gar must come to terms with his fear of relationships and learn the shocking truth about his former lover, Angel.

Meanwhile, Paul’s uncontrolled jealousy of Brian comes to light and Geoffrey threatens to cancel their engagement if he won’t get his anger under control. In different ways, the aftermath of the sadistic Dom’s destructive force puts these four men on the track to future happiness, but some will suffer more scars than others.

Warning: The MC in this story is baited into a scene of BDSM play and is abused.

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Review: This is book 3 in the Love Hurts series. I do suggest you read them in order to understand the characters better.

Dom of Destruction picks up Brian’s story. He has just been in with Gar and is left wanting him. Brian never was into the D’s stuff and was always a top until then. He goes back to see Gar again and finds him with another man. Angry and confused he takes off to find another Dom. What he finds is danger.

Gar isn’t looking for a permanent sub. He had fun playing with Brian but didn’t realize Brian wanted more. The past haunts Gar and he isn’t sure he can be what he thinks Brian wants. He isn’t into giving pain.

I really liked the storyline. We have to learn more about Brian and see more of Geoffrey and Paul. I would have liked more on the characters. Overall, it was an intriguing story and I want more.

If you like Domination and Submission, broken men, a good romance with some pretty hot sex this one is for you.

Darkest Flowers by Eva LeFoy

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Author: Eva Lefoy
Genre: Contemporary/ Paranormal/ Horror/ Vampire/ Erotica
Length: Novella (52 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (June 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.75Hearts
Blurb: Scarred in a wildfire, botanist Henri Muller finds only the bite of a vampire can cool his burning body and soul.

Botanist Henri Muller will do almost anything for a flower—even brave a forest fire. Scarred and heartbroken, he journeys to a greenhouse run by a reclusive proprietor with a mysterious green thumb and a potent sexuality. Henri’s startled by their passionate encounter, but when he discovers the vampire’s bite soothes his tormented body and soul he longs to stay though the cure is deadly.

Ambrose is a shy monster with a lonely heart. Will Henri choose to become his mate or will he let Ambrose wilt and die like a neglected flower? With each passing day, Ambrose grows weaker…

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ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0255

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Botanist Henri Muller who badly scarred in a fire working on his thesis about flowers only to discover that his time is running out on his research. He learns from his assistant that there is a recluse man who grows the flowers he needs to finish his research. Ambrose is the lonely vampire who grows flowers in his greenhouse. Upon meeting Henri, he longs for the one thing that he’s never had, a mate.

Wonderfully written story. The fire was horrifying. The details of the plants in the greenhouse were hauntingly beautiful. This story simply amazed me with its loving yet intense moments. The intimate scenes between Ambrose and Henri were hot enough to scorch the pages.

Fantastic read.

Kink Club Blues by Eva LeFoy

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Series: Love Hurts, #2 sequel to Sex, Ties and Videotape

Author: Eva Lefoy

Genre: BDSM/Contemporary/Erotica

Length: Novella (51 pages)

ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0249

Publisher: MLR Press (May 22nd, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Brian finds out the hard way that once a top, always a top, doesn’t apply to him.

Paul and Geoffrey return from their special trip to Paris. Paul plans to propose to Geoffrey but first, his urge to protect his lover drives him to close an old loophole. He visits Brian, demanding the original video he made of Geoffrey be destroyed.

Brian doesn’t understand what Paul’s upset about, or his dominant streak. But the clearer Paul’s feelings for Geoffrey become to him, the more Brian desires to have a man love him the same way. Curiosity draws him to the local kink club, and into the arms of a man whose punishment gives him all he secretly craves.

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Review: This is a sequel to Sex, Ties and Videotape. I do suggest you read it first or you may not get a good grasp of the characters and be a bit confused as to why Phil and Brian hate each other so much.

Phil and Geoff have just gotten back from a trip to Paris and are about to return to work. Phil is worried that since he and Geoff have been exploring a D/s relationship that all Geoff wants from him is that; a Dom he trusts and hot sex. Phil is in love with Geoff and wants more. Can he prove it to Geoff or will he run when Phil confesses his feelings? I’m not telling. You will have to buy the book and see for yourself.
When Phil pays Brian a visit, Brian is afraid Phil wants to hit him again and is surprised about the feelings that arouses in him, thinking of Geoff and Phil’s newfound D/s life. He decides to try out the new BDSM club in town and see what it’s all about.

I absolutely love Eva Lefoy. She creates some of the most wonderful characters. I love a story of a broken man, lots of angst and have found I like when these men can finally get out of the angst and have at least a happy for now ending. Eva provides plenty of this in her stories, and this is no exception.

I love Geoff. He is sexy and knows what he wants but had to learn the hard way. This story is about Brian as much as Phil and Geoff. I liked that Brian is coming to terms with his feelings. I will say that I don’t like Brian, but this book does redeem him in a way and Gar? I can’t wait to see more of him. Oh, wow!

If you like BDSM, D/s lifestyles, bondage, Kink clubs, sweet romance and of course, some hot mansex, this book is for you!

Lover Enslaved by Eva Lefoy

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Series: 24 hours in Mumbai (1Night Stand)

Author: Eva Lefoy

Genre: Contemporary/Interracial/Erotic Romance

Length: Short (44 pages)

Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (January 29th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Stranded for twenty-four hours in Mumbai, India, contract negotiator, Thomas Barkley searches for a man who can make him forget his pain. When a trip through the red light district leaves him cold, he turns to Madame Eve’s service and finds a shot at redemption—but first, he has to survive it.

Indian male prostitute, Arjun Mukesh, begged Madame Eve to set him up for one night of real pleasure. He knows better than to expect anything but a brief hiatus from his miserable life. When Thomas showers Arjun with tender and very real affection, his heart begins to ache for the more than a taste of the life he cannot have. Unfortunately, his boss Ranjeet won’t to let him go without a fight.

Amidst a spray of bullets, Thomas must convince Arjun to take a chance on a new life in America before it’s too late for both of them.

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Review: This book is part of the 1 Night Stand series, but each book stands alone. Each book focuses on a different set of character’s that are set up by Madam E and different authors write each book. I love Eva Lafoy and this story was fabulous.

Thomas is stranded in Mumbai where he was on business and found out his company downsized and left all its employees stranded where they were. He hasn’t been with anyone since his past lover was taken from him and still is hurting from that. With all the stress, he isn’t sure he is happy when he gets a notification from Madam E that she has set up his date since he had contacted her six-month ago and this was the first he has heard from her.

Arjun is a male prostitute and born into the slavery cartel. He has no choice in his life, has never experience real lovemaking with a man, and wants to have a real date, which is why he had contacted Madam E.

I love how Madam E is o mysterious and seems to pop up out of nowhere and always makes the perfect connections. Though I’m not a big believer in love at first sight, the mystical aura of Madam E seems to make it work. This story has lots of mystery, angst and passion.

It hints at the front that people wanted toms and Arjun’s story so I feel as if this comes from another book and I really, really want to read that too.

If you like angst, men making new lives, prostitutes, businessmen, mystery, love at first sight, and some hot sensual mansex, this is for you!

Perfect Ride by Eva LeFoy and Shiloh Saddler

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Series: Ridden Hard, #1

Author: Eva Lefoy and Shiloh Saddler

Genre: Contemporary/Western Romance/Multicultural

Length: Novella (85 pages)


Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Professional bull rider Garrett Anderson lives for the next town, the next trophy and his next ride. When he rolls into Sheridan, Wyoming, the last thing he expected was to meet a cowboy like Cole—a man who corrals his heart and leaves him aching for the kind of love he’s been missing.

A bull tender on the PBR circuit Cole Richards secretly longs for a lover but wasn’t prepared for Garrett’s passion or the longing their one brief tryst kindles. After he is shot and recovering in his hospital bed, Cole can only watch Garrett’s disastrous ride afraid it could be his last. Heartbroken when the battered and bruised bull rider leaves town, Cole knows better than to hope to see him again.

Attacked again and knee-deep in trouble, Cole wants only Garrett at his side. But can his bull rider trade fame and fortune for a lifetime with his one perfect ride?

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Review: Garret is nearing retirement age for a bull rider and trying to win as many circuits as he can so he can retire, but the draw of the adrenaline and cheer from the crowds is hard to want to let go. He longs to find a man to love and settle down but doesn’t see finding one in the rodeo circuit. He meets Cole and has to have him, but will one night be enough? Then all hell breaks loose. What hell?

I love a good story of cowboys, and I really like different characters such as multicultural or different races. I loved that Garret was a black cowboy and that he faced a lot being a rodeo rider being both black and gay.

The story has a lot of mystery and it starts out quickly. I found the mystery interesting but when all is said and done, I was left with so many unanswered questions, even though the story had a fairly good ending. I will look for the next book to see what happens.

If you like rodeos, cowboys, mystery, and some hot ManSex this is for you.


Sex, Ties and Videotape by Eva Lefoy

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Author:Eva Lefoy


Genre: BDSM


Length: Novella (50 pages)




Publisher: MLR Press (February 14th 2014)


Heat Level: Explicit


Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts


Reviewer: Cat


Blurb:A missed trip to Paris results in two long-time casual friends finding BDSM heaven instead.


Geoffrey begged his ex-boyfriend, Brian, for some bondage, not public humiliation on YouTube. On Valentine’s Day, he runs into Brian’s best friend Paul, who seems intent on righting Brian’s wrongs. But trusting Paul means Geoffrey has to come clean with his needs … and his feelings.


Paul sees Geoffrey in the bar and knows this is his chance to convince him he’s nothing like Brian. He starts slow and safe, setting strict ground rules. But when Geoffrey insists on a reenactment of the same Dom-play Brain used to hurt him, is a safeword enough to protect their fledgling love?


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Review: This is a good little story.  I liked the characters and the premise of the story.

Geoffrey finds himself alone on Valentine’s day after  a breakup from his longtime boyfriend, He finally had asked for what he wanted thinking he could trust his lover to find himself humiliated, and now unable to trust another man. Paul was Brian’s best friend but had known Geoffrey for a very long time also. He is unsure if he should divulge his secret to Geoffrey especially after what Brian had done.


I liked the story and the characters. It’s well written and complete. I like that in a short story. It didn’t feel rushed, but I did think it repeated the hints of what had happened to Geoffrey a bit much. Otherwise, I really liked the story a lot. It’s very hot and sexy and I found it easy to follow and to believe.


I recommend this if you like a little bondage, friends to lovers, and some hot mansex.