Milo by Catherine Lievens

Title: Milo

Series: Council Assassins 04

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (117 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (October 19, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Milo has had enough. He’s always loved his job as a PA, at least until his old Boss, Noel, moved to Wyoming to be with his mate. Now Milo has been saddled with Baron MacDowell, shark lawyer and asshole extraordinaire, and he can’t take it anymore. He decides to call Noel to see if his old job is still available, and to his relief, it is. He didn’t expect it to come complete with a mate, though.

The warehouse where the council assassins live is on lockdown. Someone tried to kill one of them, and there’s a hit out on all their heads. It’s not the best moment for North to meet his mate, but there’s no way he’s rejecting Milo, not when he’s been jealous of Roark and Armand since they each found their better half.

Milo and North’s relationship is easy, and they both settle into it as naturally as breathing. There’s still someone trying to kill North and the other assassins, though. Between that, the news that North’s cousins are still alive after he thought they were dead for the past eighteen years, and Evan who’s behaving weirdly, Milo and North are going to have to learn to navigate their new life together—if they both survive, that is.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2162-5

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Council Assassins collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Milo loved his job or he did when he worked for Noel. Now not so much, and he knew he needed to get away. Oh the job was not dangerous just his boss was one of the biggest asshats ever created. A coworker and his bestfriend both said the same thing, call Noel and ask for help. He just had not expected to meet North.

North and the rest of the assassins had hits put out on them and they were all grounded. So when Noel had a problem, North jumped at the chance to go along. He had not expected to find his mate. However they had someone giving out their location to the killer, so protection just went up.

I have always loved this authors work and can honestly admit that she never fails to deliver. I love the unique type of shifters and paranormal’s in her books. While the story is not unique, it does have some amazing twists to it. The stories always give me everything I could ask for in a story. It gives you action, excitement, adventure, danger and some hot sexy times plus a bit more. My attention was caught from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.

I had a blast reading this and can guarantee that it will be one of those that will be read more than once. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book and would definitely recommend it.

Interpretation by Catherine Lievens

Title: Interpretation

Series: Lost in Translation 02

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novella (171 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (November 2, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Dorran is finally getting over finding a dead body, getting shot, and having to share his apartment with a ghost. So of course, things start going wonky. Dorran and Eli’s relationship hits a rough patch when Eli refused to let Dorran see his apartment, Francis the ghost is getting cheekier and stronger, and even worse, Dorran’s brother is arrested for killing his pregnant girlfriend. Dorran has no intention of sticking his nose into the investigation—except that’s exactly what he ends up doing.

The sheriff in charge of the investigation has already pegged Chris as guilty, and he’s not going to look any further, so it’s not Dorran’s fault if he has to do the man’s job for him, right? With a recalcitrant Eli and some help from Francis, Dorran starts looking for the real murderer. What’s the sheriff hiding? And what on earth is happening with Francis suddenly being visible?

Chris’ life is in danger, and Dorran isn’t going to let his brother pay for a crime he didn’t commit.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2252-3

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Francis saves the day!! Dorran and Eli are having a few troubles in their relationship, but the love is going strong. Eli doesn’t want to bring Dorran over to is place and Dorran is trying to figure out what he is hiding from him. Secrets never go the way you want to, but wait till you find out what he is hiding. Trust me you will laugh your ass off. When Chris calls and tells Dorran that he is in big trouble, as in murder, well you can guess Dorran runs to help. Of course you can guess who tags along. Francis saves the day!! I will let you figure out that part.

I will say that I pretty much knew who the killer was, even without Francis’ help. However as always it was a pretty amazing story. It caught my attention and had me sitting on the edge of my seat the whole entire time. I absolutely love Francis, as you can probably guess. Ghost just keep me smiling. Now for a bit there I was ready to deck Eli, but once I found his secret, I basically called him a old softy. This story gives you action, danger and some fun hot sexy times with a bit of touchy feely from a ghost. I wonder if he does watch them when they are getting good.

I had a blast reading this and can not wait to get my hands on the next book. This is one of those books that will be read more than once. And I can guarantee that you will be enchanted also. I would definitely recommend it.

Brandon by Catherine Lievens

Title: Brandon

Series: Wyoming Shifters: 12 Years Later 07

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (121 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (March 29, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Brandon has all the problems eighteen-year-old guys have—an overbearing mother, a little brother he could do without, and two slightly pushy best friends. When he goes dancing one night, he doesn’t expect to find himself with more problems—and a mate.

Maddox is a loner, and he likes it. He trusts his numerous pets more than most humans, but some people don’t allow him to push them away, like Asher, his coworker and best friend. Asher is the only reason Maddox finds himself dragged to the club even though he hates crowds and dancing. And when he steps into the bathroom and realizes something is happening in one of the stalls, the evening takes a turn for the worse. Someone drugged his mate and assaulted him.

Brandon knows he was lucky Maddox stepped in when he did, but when the man who drugged him escapes before being taken to the council jail, he expects things to go south. He’s not sure why Maddox offers him to stay at his house, since he clearly loves living alone, but he’s not about to say no to the possibility of getting to know his mate better, even though Maddox keeps him at arm’s length.

But the man who drugged Brandon is on the run, and he’s coming for Brandon. Will Maddox be able to keep his mate safe—even from himself? Or will he break Brandon’s heart before losing him?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2416-9

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Wyoming Shifters: 12 Years Later collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series is branched off from Whitedell Pride, Gillham Pack, and Council Enforcers. For the full impact I would start with book one in the Whitedell Pride series.

Brandon has a very over protective mother who pretty much acts like a crazy nancy around him. When he is drugged and attacked he is rescued by his mate, but his mother needs a Valium. When the man escapes from transport, Brandon must go into hiding. Guess who he gets to hide out with.

Maddox was fifteen when his parents kicked him out for being gay and it seemed to just stick with him. He trusted no one to stick around so other than a couple of friends, well lets just say he has some fuzzy babies that are adorable. When he comes across his mate getting attacked he does what any mate will do, but he just has no clue what else to do about it.

I will admit that I am not really a big fan of this particular series but only because it comes off more like a youth book than the other three series. The characters seem more weak and needy than their parents. Which would make sense if it was for the youth readers. There is a mention of sex but you don’t really get any sexy times in the story. However other than my issues with it, this one had action, danger, a twist that you wouldn’t expect and some really cute cuddles. It is perfect for when you are just needing a good book to read. I actually think I liked Brandon more than Maddox though. However his love of animals is a big hit for Maddox. Always loved a man with an animal.

I enjoyed it quite a bit and can’t wait to see what the next book has in it. It is one of those series that will be read many times over.

Fae on a Roll by Charlie Richards

Title: Fae on a Roll

Series: Kontra’s Menagerie 25

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (79 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (October 19, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: On the Road: When a serious fae warrior stumbles across his soul-mate in a fun-loving, paralyzed human, he discovers the hardest task in his life is learning how to connect.

Prudhoe Rison is a specially trained fae enforcer and had been sent to the human realm to search for a missing prince. After completing that task, he should have returned home, but feeling a pull to stay, he’s remained for several weeks. Wandering the town to discover the source of the sensation has proven fruitless…until he drives past the library. The pull he’s been feeling intensifies, and he follows it into the building. There he meets Korvyn Peruke—his paramour—the other half of his soul. Prudhoe is drawn to Korvyn’s friendly disposition and outgoing personality. Even though the human is wheelchair-bound, it doesn’t stop Korvyn from enjoying life.

At first, Korvyn doesn’t understand why the serious and handsome Prudhoe is taking an interest in him—until he puts two and two together. A visit from a fae enforcer alerts Prudhoe that people in his own realm are talking about him. It also tells Korvyn—who already knows about paranormals—that Prudhoe is something other. Can Prudhoe keep Korvyn safe when trouble from the fae realm comes calling, or will he have to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep Korvyn safe?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2286-8

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Kontra’s Menagerie collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This story has branched off to several series and I would start with book one in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series.

Damn the fae are harsh. Old rule that their paramour can be any of the families and Prudhoe’s brother is an ass. When he came over to this realm to find his prince, he had not expected to come across his paramour. He also had not expected his brother to show up and try to abduct his man.

Korvyn, and I am glad to see him get his story, has always known about the paranormal world. When he had been younger he had been in an accident that left him paralyzed. However it also left him alone, most men were afraid that they were going to hurt him. So when Prudhoe started flirting with him and then getting just a bit possessive, yeah he knew what it meant. And damn if he wasn’t going to have a good time.

I love how Charlie Richards always adds in some pretty cool characters in her stories. Unique and fresh ideas plus a lot of hot sexy times are just a few things I get from these books. Add in a touch of mystery, lots of action and did I say some hot sexy times . The characters rock as always and I was glad Korvyn got his love story, he was always one of my favorites. I would have liked a bit more information on why Prudhoe’s brother hated him, but it wasn’t too hard to guess.

I had a blast reading this and can not wait to get my hands on the next book. I can tell you that this book is one of those that will be read more than once.

Drifting With a Giant Squid by Charlie Richards

Title: Drifting With a Giant Squid

Series: Beneath Aquatica’s Waves 05

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Short Story (74 pgs)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (March 1, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 4 Hearts

Blurb: World of Aquatica: When a police captain uses a free pass to explore a marine park, he runs across a man whose blatant pursuit turns his life upside down.

Captain John Casinov has two loves in his life—his family and his work. When his son, Jonathan, and the man’s family visits from Santa Cruz—primarily to try to convince him to retire and move south—John takes advantage of one of his detective’s offer. He accepts a bunch of free passes to the marine park, World of Aquatica. While there, he finds his interest snagged by a big, friendly, black-haired man. The handsome man brazenly introduces himself as William Roush…then he asks John on a date. While he’s flattered, John laughs it off while declining. Undeterred, William approaches John a second time later that day, so he accepts. Imagine his surprise when John discovers who William actually is—the partial owner of the marine park. John doesn’t understand why a man who’s young, confident, and rich—who could have anyone he wants—would pursue him. When William shares that shifters are real, John wonders at the man’s sanity…until William actually proves it. Can John come to grips with his newfound knowledge and accept William into his life? Or will retiring and running be the decision of the day?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2474-9

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Beneath Aquatica’s Waves collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order.

John was the captain of the police force and he loved what he did. However his son wanted him to retire and move south to be near them. He just wanted to do what he loved. When a night out with the family leads him to one hell of a sexy man, secrets start to come out. As well as the problems or at least problems for his son. Then he finds out William has a pretty big secret of his own and damn if it is not surprising for John.

There were a few issues with this story that made me drop the rating down a bit. For one it doesn’t flow as well as it should and it ended so abruptly. There could have been so much more added on to make it stand out which it did not do this time around. Also the police captain just didn’t seem to connect as well with his mate, which made it hard for me to connect with him. I do love how this author gives us some pretty unique characters to read about and makes their world stand out. Other than my issues it was still a good read.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next story. I can guarantee that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over. I would definitely recommend this book.

You’ll Be The Death of Us by Charlie Richards

Title: You’ll Be The Death of Us

Series: A Loving Nip 17

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (96 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (October 5, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Just a Little Love Bite: A long-awaited-for vacation ends in disaster, forcing one man to make the ultimate life and death choice.

Eric Young and Daren Creston met when both attended a pride parade in Denver with friends. They’d immediately hit it off. Three months later, city-dwelling Eric moved in with small-town living Daren, and they made their home in Colin City. Seven years later, they are still very much in love. After years of saving, Eric and Daren head to a dude ranch for a little sun, fun, and sexy cowboy roleplay in the bedroom. The place has amazing reviews, is run by vampires, and was recommended by their wolf shifter buddies. After a tragic riding accident leaves Daren’s life hanging perilously by a thread, Eric is willing to do anything to save his lover. Death, one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, hears Eric’s cries. His interest is piqued. When Death makes the pretty human an offer–the price, Eric and Daren’s souls–will Eric take it? And if he does, will Daren ever be able to forgive him?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2251-6

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the A Loving Nip collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This story is branched off from several series and I would start with book one in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series.

Eric and Daren have been together for quite sometime. They were a truly beautiful couple and so very much in love. They had decided to take a vacation that was ran by vampires, oh boy cowboys. Then something bad happened and it would cost Daren his life, that is until Death steps in. He offers Eric a way to save Daren and damn if he doesn’t take it. Death has finally found two men he might just fall in love with. To top it off, one of his ancient demons was missing and they were going to need help.

Charlie Richards became a favorite of mine awhile back and I am always on the look out for when she gets a book out. I wasn’t to sure about whether I would like this book or not, basically the blurb made me think of a different out for this book. However I was glad to see that it was perfect in every way. Action packed, danger filled, hot sexy times with three going at it, adventure and so very much more is what is given in this story. As usual it caught my attention and kept it all the way to the end. It gave me everything I could ask for in a story. Let me say death never looked so good.

I had quite a bit of fun reading this and I can guarantee that it is one of those stories that will be read many times over. I would definitely recommend it and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

Evan by Catherine Lievens

Title: Evan

Series: Council Assassins 05

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (119 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (January 11, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 4 Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes trust is all it takes.

Evan’s life is hell—he’s betrayed the trust Win and the other council assassins have in him, and he’s allowed one of his marks to manipulate and blackmail him. He’s not sure how to get out of the situation, or if it’s even possible. He doesn’t have time to deal with the fact that he lives with his mate and that he’s been ignoring Greg for a while.

Greg has known Evan is his mate since he arrived at the warehouse. He’s stayed away because he can understand why Evan avoided him while he was still seventeen, but he’s eighteen now, and he at least wants to know if there’s the possibility of a future for them.

Greg’s push unravels the lies Evan has been building, and his secret comes to light. Will the other assassins—his family—forgive him for what he’s done? Will Greg? Or will Evan find himself alone against the threat of his blackmailer and the people who are still trying to kill the assassins?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2369-8

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This particular story is also tied to the Whitedell Pride, Gillham Pack and the Council Enforcer’s series. I would start with the Whitedell Pride series and go from there if you want the full impact.

Evan has a secret that just might get him kicked out of the only home he truly knew. He had disobeyed several orders but he just wanted to keep everyone safe. He let his mark live and then be used by the same man. He has also been staying away from his mate trying to figure this out.

Greg was not an assassin so he didn’t truly know what they went through. However he knew his mate and wanted him. To bad his mate was being difficult. He knew about life being difficult so he had the patience. He had been one of the kids who were saved from those who just wanted pets. Guess it is time for a bit of spying and a lot of help.

As I am a fan of this series I was a bit let down with this particular story. I know why Greg did what he did but I felt that it was not a good plan. Other than that it was still a pretty good story and can’t wait to see what the next story has going on.

With this story you get action, excitement, danger and some hot sexy times. It didn’t catch my attention like it should have but I can say that it will still be read many times over. The characters didn’t do anything for me but I would say that I did like Greg’s little brother quite a bit.

I did enjoy the story and would recommend it.

Sasha by Catherine Lievens

Title: Sasha

Series: Council Enforcers 18

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (123 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (Februray 15, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Sasha doesn’t want a mate. He barely even wants friends, but he’s given up on trying to keep them out of his life. He’s content as he is, working at the bar in Gillham and going home to his empty apartment. It’s better that way, and safer—for everyone. Because Sasha has a secret, and he’s already responsible for one death, and he doesn’t want anything like that to happen again.

Hunter has always been content with hookups and one-night stands. He’s never really thought about finding his mate—until he does. Sasha is standoffish, and while Hunter wishes he were an easier man to deal with, he’s ready to wait as long as he needs to in order to have him in his life. Still, when he and his team are sent on a mission in the Brazilian rainforest, he hopes that will give Sasha enough time to make a decision about them.

Sasha realizes he’s made a mistake by pushing Hunter away when Hunter doesn’t come back from the mission. Hunter is stuck in a rainforest crawling with members of the Beasts gang, and he needs help. Will Sasha be able to help him, or will he lose Hunter before he even has him?

ISBN: 978-14874-2410-7

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This particular story is also tied to the Whitedell Pride, Gillham Pack and the Council Assassin’s series. I would start with the Whitedell Pride series and go from there if you want the full impact.

Stubborn mates is one way of looking at it. Sasha had been one of the human’s who had been captured and experimented on. He got a power that scared him and made him not want to even try it. His one try at a relationship had ended up in death and he feared loosing another. He was left with memories as well as scars from what had happened. Then his mate ended up in trouble and damn if he wasn’t going to rush in and help.

Hunter loved sex and never with the same man. Then he scented his mate and that all changed. He just didn’t know how to get through to him and how to help him. Then when a mission went bad, well lets just say the shock of his mate stunned him.

I liked the guys quite a bit although I felt more for Sasha. He just pulled to me more than the others. His story was horrible and I understood him better than Hunter. It is an action packed story with quite a bit of excitement and hot sexy times. This is one of those stories that will be read many times over. I was also glad to see Nysys in it, he always makes my day.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next story.

Enlightening the Lab Assistant by Charlie Richards

Title: Enlightening the Lab Assistant

Series: A Loving Nip 18

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (80 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (January 25, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 4 Hearts

Blurb: While out on assignment to collect a human’s soul, Lindemere catches the scent of his amina, his soul, the person meant to be his reward for a thousand years of service to his master, the Horseman of Death. Distracted, he ends up in a trap meant for a gargoyle. While Lindemere could have easily gotten away, he decides to play along in hopes of getting a chance to speak with and perhaps woo his human. Before he even has the opportunity to learn the sweet-smelling man’s name, Lindemere’s master comes for him. During the course of the fight, Lindemere’s amina is injured, so he takes him to the demon realm to heal…and also in the hopes of beginning their bond. When the human wakes, Iago reveals that he considers paranormals selfish and prideful, an elitist race, and they should share their secrets of healing and longevity with mankind. Can Lindemere discover the source of Iago’s suppositions and find a way to change his mind, or will Iago refuse his suit in protest of what he considers paranormals’ slight against humanity?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2425-1

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This particular story is also tied to the Wolves of Stone Ridge. Kontra’s Menagerie, and A Paranormal’s Love series. I would start with the Wolves of Stone Ridge series and go from there if you want the full impact.

Iago was led to believe that all paranormal’s were selfish. He couldn’t believe that they never would help the human’s with healing or shifter abilities. He had always been told this but never once expected it to be lies. That was until he found out that he was a mate but the fear was still there.

Lindemere was a demon for Horseman of Death. After one thousand years he was granted a gift. A gift of a mate, although he might want to rethink it. He had to find away to get his mate to understand their ways. Although he had not expected to fall into a trap meant for another to find that mate. Life has a funny way of working out.

I have loved this author’s work ever since her first book came out. However I did have a bit of trouble getting into this story. It just felt off a bit and I never did figure out why. I also am not a fan of the way the stories in, there is so much more that could be added to them to make them truly stand out. Other than that they are a fun way of making the day go by faster.

I enjoyed reading this story and would definitely recommend it. I can also guarantee that these books are books that can and will be read many times over.

With a Wolf’s Support by Charlie Richards

Title: With a Wolf’s Support

Series: Wolves of Stone Ridge 47

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (97 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (February 22, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: After being woken by a phone call in the middle of the night by his alpha, Leopold Caldwell heads to San Francisco. Alpha Declan requests his services in creating an identity for a rescued human whore. What Leo finds when he gets there is a scared young human who is completely overwhelmed by his new reality. Oh, and he happens to be Leo’s mate. Even as he’s ecstatic to meet Jerry, the other half of his soul, Leo recognizes the hurdles they’re facing. Not only is Jerry struggling to accept the existence of shifters, but there are also still people after him…people who seem bent on establishing possession of Jerry. After a close call where Jerry is nearly kidnapped, Leo decides it’s time for a change of scenery. He takes him back to Stone Ridge and a secluded cabin owned by his family line. Unfortunately, trouble follows. Can Leo use his quick wit swiftly enough to save not only Jerry but his own future as well?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2432-9

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series is the start but they branch off into many different series that are all connected.

Leo is a strong dominate wolf shifter who has never had the desire to lead shifters but make sure they are safe in other ways. They live for so many years that they need new identities ever time you turn around. So when alpha Declan calls him with news and wants him to create a new identity for a human who is in need. He just hadn’t expected that human to be his mate.

Jerry had been kicked out of his home when he was a teen and lived on the streets. That is until the gangs started and made the ones living on the street earn their keep, so to speak. That is until the idiots kidnapped two shifter’s and damn if those were not some big men coming to save them. Now he is being asked to trust them and well you can guess.

Charlie has been one of my top favorite author’s of all time and she never lets me down with her stoies. Although I do wish they were just a little longer without the ending feeling like a complete drop. Entertaining, exciting, danger filled, hot sexy times and so much more are just a bit of what you get in this story. My attention was caught from the start and kept all the way to the end. I can tell you that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I would definitely recommend it to all.

Beguiling His Timid Waiter by Charlie Richards

Title: Beguiling His Timid Waiter

Series: A Paranormal’s Love 25

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (112 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (December 7, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 4 Hearts

Blurb: Into the Paranormal World: While seeking out his brother to resolve family conflict, a gargoyle brought up to be a warrior discovers the opportunity for a little fun in his life.

Kinsey has watched for centuries as his father’s bigoted views tore his family apart. Seeing the rift between his parents grow wider than ever, he does the only thing he can think of to fix it, even knowing it could very well cost him his enforcer position. Sneaking into Falias clutch territory, Kinsey searches for his estranged brother, Conchlin. He finds him at a bowling alley. Once he gets in there, the scent of another quickly distracts him—the human Jimmy. For the first time in Kinsey’s life, he puts his own desires first. With some help from Conchlin, he meets Jimmy and slowly begins to woo him from the shadows. Just when Kinsey prepares to reveal the existence of paranormals and that he’s a gargoyle, his worst fears manifest—his father discovers where he’s been going and beats Kinsey to sharing the truth with Jimmy—terrifying him in the process. To top it off, his father offers Kinsey an ultimatum—stay out of Falias clutch territory forever or be labeled rogue. Can Kinsey find a way to fix the damage done by his father, or will he lose not only his family, but Jimmy as well?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2395-7

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the A Paranormal’s Love collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series is branched off from many different series. I would start off with Wolves of Stone Ridge first.

Kinsey knows his father is truly loosing his mind. It is destroying his parent’s mating and does the one thing that might just get his ass kicked. He goes to his brother Conchlin who is at the Falis clutch. Sneaking in is never a good thing, but he needs to see his brother for help. Then he smells the best smell of all, his mate.

Too bad his father finds him and gives him an ultimatum. Ditch the human and go home or be called a rogue. Man his father is one hell of an asshat. If you want to know what truly happens, even the sexy parts, read the book.

Charlie Richards has always been a favorite author of mine. Lets just say that she is an automatic buy for me. I have a few favorite characters in these books and they seem to always be. Excitement, action, danger and some hot sexy times are just a bit of what you get in this story and so much more. As always my attention was caught and kept through out the story.

However, and there is an however, there is a downside showing up. This story seemed rushed and a bit on the dull side to me. It just didn’t spark the same old same old with me and I missed it. It just felt like something was a bit off with the story. That being said, I still had fun reading it and look forward to reading the next book.

Patterns Uncharted by Suede Delray

Suede Delray - Patterns Uncharted CoverTitle: Patterns Uncharted

Series: Patterns 04

Author: Suede Delray

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novel (180pgs)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (June 9, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Dominick and Rob face challenges. Can their marriage survive them?

At this point in their lives Dominick and Rob are sure of only one thing, they love each other and nothing will ever change that. But there are challenges and compromises to be made. Will the sacrifices they make to please each other end up making them miserable?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1042-1

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Wow, Rob has taken a liking to a young man named Logan. Logan had had a life pretty much like Rob when he was younger, and Rob can see a bit of him in him. He wants to give Logan a home, but it is going to take a bit to talk Dominick in to it. That is until Dom saves a four year old boy. Family might just grow by two.

They just have to keep Logan safe when his old pimp tries to get him. A pimp that owes money to Dom’s sadistic father, a father who is sitting in prison for murder. How a man raised by a mob boss such as his father, it is a wonder how Dom turned out so fine.

I love how this story is just told. You get excitement and danger mixed in with a cop trying to keep his family safe, plus so much more in this book. It not only caught my attention from the start but I was sitting on the edge of my seat throughout it. I can tell you that this book is one of those that will be read more than once.

I absolutely loved these guys and their big hearts. I wasn’t to sure about Dom’s reaction to Logan but he did prove himself in the end. I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to see what more stories this author has out. I would definitely recommend it and can guarantee that it is one of those stories that will be read more than once.

Counting on a Crow’s Wing by Charlie Richards

Charlie Richards - Counting on a Crow's Wing CoverTitle: Counting on a Crow’s Wing

Series: Kontra’s Menagerie 22

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short Story (75 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (September 1, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: On the Road: When a fae prince makes a bad bet, he must rely on strangers to win his freedom.

Lord Elron Paxton is a fae prince–one of many. Bored with the never-ending politics of the Fae Court, he takes a dare to enter the human world. Elron gives his bodyguards the slip, finds a fun gay club, and prepares for a night of revelry. Unfortunately, Elron wakes in a dirty room crowded with other men. He finds himself stuck there for days, weighing the pros and cons of revealing his true nature to a number of humans–something against fae law–just to save himself. When a crow shifter appears outside the window, Elron hopes he’s found an alternate way of saving not only himself, but those stuck in the room with him–even if they do think he’s nuts for talking to a bird. Can he trust the crow to get help before the men who kidnapped everyone sells them on the black market…or will he have to break fae law to save them, sentencing himself to certain death?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1527-3

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Kontra’s Menagerie collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This story is branched off to several other series, so you might want to check those out also.

Warning for those of you who have triggers, this tale talks of abuse and rape.

I have never really cared for the fae in stories, but Charlie made him rock. He is a prince and usually has to have guards watching and protecting him. But thanks to a bet, he manages to enter the human world for a bit of fun. He just hadn’t expected to wake up in dirty room filled with men that were being abused. Now his night out has led him into a few days and trying to find a way out for them all. Then he see’s the answer, a crow shifter. However that crow shifter, turns out to be his mate.

Castor is flying around enjoying the day. He see’s something and decides to check it out. What he finds is his mate and several others being held. He goes to find help and it leads him straight to Kontra.

Excitement, danger, trouble and some hot sex is just a bit of what you get in this story. And what a story it was, rocked it out of the park this time. I got a kick out of it and cannot wait for the next story.

I had a lot of fun reading it and will definitely recommend it.

The Assassin’s First Vacation by Catherine Lievens

Catherine Lievens - The Assassin’s First Vacation CoverTitle: The Assassin’s First Vacation

Series: Gillham Pack 24.5

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short Story (22 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (July 24, 2017)

Heat Level: High

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Malibu isn’t ready for what’s coming.

When Nysys asks him to share a house in Malibu for a week of fun, Jago jumps on the opportunity. He wants Corbin to experience what a vacation is and to relax, hoping that it will help him step away from his unconventional upbringing.

Corbin would do anything for his mate, so he doesn’t hesitate to say yes when Jago tells him about the vacation on the beach. He could do without all the other people there, especially the weird pink-haired guy, Nysys. Corbin can tell Nysys is trouble with a capital T from the first time he sees him.

And he’s not wrong. What do you get when you put together sun, sand, and a drunken watermelon? Trouble.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1118-3

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Gillham Pack collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This story is connected to the Whitedell Pride series.

Just a sweet little story to rock your world. What happens when Nysys puts together a plan that involves a vacation, sun, sand, watermelon and alcohol. You mix that with an assassin on his first vacation with his mate and friends and things are going to get real interesting, real fast. Corbin should have been looking out but lets just say he is about to get a real shock with a drunk watermelon. Watch out Jago.

I got a kick out of this and was not expecting it. I love little stories that have hard cases having a blast. He needed it trust me. Funny, exciting and hot as hell is what you get with this little story. Perfect for when your break needs a little pick me up. I had fun with it and you will too.

Renewing the Fireworks by Charlie Richards

Charlie Richards - Renewing the Fireworks CoverTitle: Renewing the Fireworks

Series: Wolves of Stone Ridge 41.5

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short Story (22 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (July 27, 2017)

Heat Level: High

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Out of the Cage: Renewing the fireworks can get a little crazy.

Jared Templeton has settled down with his wolf shifter mate, Carson Angeni. For the most part, he’s given up his life as an assassin, but he finds other ways to fill his time. When he comes home with the scent of another male on him, Carson shows Jared that he hasn’t forgotten what he gave up to be with him.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1115-2

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series has a few branch off that you might want to read also.

Just a sweet little story to rock your world. Added spice I would say to Jared and Carson’s love life. Like those two need any help. Jared is helping a kid and Carson smells him on him. Guess what happens next.

I get a kick out of these guys and I love the little stories with them in it. They sure do know how to heat up the sheets. What a wonderful little surprise to the day. Perfect for that break that needed some spice to it.

Grey by Catherine Lievens

Catherine Lievens - Grey CoverTitle: Grey

Series: Council Enforcers 17

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (118 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (December 14, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 4 Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes the best moment of your life becomes the worst.

Grey’s boyfriend just broke up with him—again. Grey’s love life has been a long trail of failed relationships, and he decides drowning his sorrows in alcohol might be a good idea. Turns out it is, although not the way he’d thought.

Patrick was supposed to spend the evening with his son, his ex-wife, and her new husband, but Rose’s daughter is sick, so he makes his way to the bar instead. There, he meets his mate when he rescues him from a pushy man trying to pick him up.

Patrick and Grey spend the night together, and Grey knows his life is about to change. He’d never have imagined how much, though. The day after he and Patrick meet, the body of a man with Grey’s name carved into his chest is found at the entrance of pack territory. Another body appears a few days later, making it clear someone is after Grey, especially after he realizes he’d hooked up with both the victims in the past.

Grey has no idea who the killer is, and Patrick feels at a loss. He’s a detective for the Gillham Police Department, but the only thing he cares about is keeping his mate safe. Will Patrick succeed, or will the killer manage to get his hands on Grey before anyone can stop him?

ISBN: 978-1-64243-5856

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Council Enforcers collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Grey is not only an eagle shifter but one of the council enforcers that protects the pact and those who need protecting. However it would seem that now he is the one that might need protecting. When men start showing up not only dead but his name carved on him, he needs not only protect himself but those who have had relations with him. He also must protect his newly found mate.

That mate can also kick some ass even though he is human. Patrick is a detective for the police force and can protect those around him. He must work with his mate to find out who is behind this.

I love the stories written by this author and can honestly admit that she is on my automatic buy list. However I have noticed with this one, that it came off as being rushed and missing some good parts. I also knew who the killer was before I even got passed the first chapter. While the guys are hot together, they came together easier then I had expected. The story just felt like it was missing some good highlights that would have made the series stand out more. Also I wished the ending was more.

Other than that it was still an amazing story that will be read many times over. I just hate to admit that it is becoming old in more ways then one. There was just no spark to it. Now as for the characters, well they were hot as usual. And damn if they are not protective of each other. But even they were missing the heat that they should have had.

I did enjoy reading it and would recommend it.

Backstroking with A Tiger Shark by Charlie Richards

Charlie Richards - Backstroking With The Tiger Shark CoverTitle: Backstroking with A Tiger Shark

Series: Beneath Aquatica’s Waves 01

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (104 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (July 14, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Tortelion, Tort to his friends, is a tiger shark shifter. He spends his workdays awing human audiences with a few aquatic parlor tricks. To him, it’s a pretty good gig. Plus, the people who come to World of Aquatica learn about his kind…well, tiger sharks of the non-shifter variety, anyway. A day that starts the same as any other suddenly takes a turn for the better when a mishap sends two humans tumbling into his tank. Blood in the water tells Tort that one of them is his mate. Joining those taken to the doc’s office as a witness, Tort learns his mate is Kane Cornshun, a busy human graphic designer only visiting the area to see his sister and her kids for a few days. Tort has very little time to woo his unsuspecting mate. Can he convince Kane to give up his life and join him at Aquatica?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1419-1

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon UK  | Amazon US

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Wow a tiger shark! Tort just so happens to be one hell of a sexy tiger shark shifter who has found his mate. Now all he has to do is to figure out how to tell him. However he had intended to do it a bit more smoothly then how it happened, but your going to have to read that part.

Kane has come down to visit his sister and her kids. A trip to World of Aquatica sounded just right, especially as it was one of the kids birthday. He just hadn’t expected to accidentally get pushed into the sharks tank. Things are going to get a bit more interesting real soon.

I get a kick out of Charlie’s stories. She always manages to give us unique characters and situations. I love how the shifters are with their mates and how protective they are. This story caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I loved the characters and their stories. This book gave me everything I could ask for in a story, I just wished they were a bit longer as I didn’t want to stop reading it.

I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to get started on next book. I can honestly say that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

Pattern’s Revealed by Suede Delray

Suede Delray - Patterns Revealed CoverTitle: Patterns Revealed

Series: Patterns 03

Author: Suede Delray

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novella (148pgs)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (April 21, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Dominick has recovered from his injuries but is still on suspension from the force. This hasn’t deterred him from wanting to solve the Regis murders. Some information from his sister prompts Dominick and Rob to take a weekend trip to Boston. What they don’t know is that the killer is watching.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1038-4

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Dominick went against regulations to save his sister and was now on suspension, the same as his partner. It did give him and Rob time to take a small vacation. To bad he wants to still work the case and he has found a lead in Boston. However it would seem the killer knows they are there. Someone that knows him so very well.

Lots of twists and turns to this story and lets just say it is quite surprising. I was very surprised to find out who the killer was and even thought it was two other guys. Never suspected and damn was it good. My attention was caught from the time I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. When I started reading this story I knew that I had read it before and that tells me it is quite remarkable. I can see myself reading this more then the two times I have read it. It is a bit creepy though with a dark tone to it.

I usually don’t read stories that have dark tones to it, but this one was top notch. It kept me on the edge of my seat both times. I can’t wait to get started reading the next book and I can guarantee that you will love these guys just as much. The characters were what made the story rock even more for me.

Enticing His Navy Seal by Charlie Richards

Charlie Richards - Enticing His Navy Seal CoverTitle: Enticing his Navy Seal

Series: Wolves of Stone Ridge 43

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (110 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (December 15, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Out of the Cage: When an old bear shifter makes an unexpected discovery, he must rely on new friends to secure his future.

When a Shifter Council hearing proves corruption on the council, Councilman Regales Colearian takes it as a personal affront. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, he handles all grievances himself. That includes going to Stone Ridge to meet the shifters impacted by the scientists the wolf pack has been fighting against. Once there, he runs across the last person he ever thought he’d meet–his mate, Armand ‘Theodore’ Conway–who happens to be a human male. Regales learns that Theo knows about paranormals, but has no interest in bonding with one. Theo is a navy seal and has seen so much depravity he feels tainted by it. Plus, Theo isn’t gay. While Regales has never considered himself gay either, at over four hundred years old, he’s been alone a long, long time. He knows claiming Theo will turn his life upside-down, but it’ll be worth it. Stepping out of his own comfort zone isn’t easy, so can Regales manage to convince Theo to give a stuck-in-his-ways bear shifter a chance?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1801-6

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series has a few branch off that you might want to read also.

I have been missing this book. I love a good story and Charlie always manages to give it. The worlds that she creates are unique, fresh and damn good. The characters are strong in both physical and mental, but you wouldn’t expect it in some of them. Some of the characters have a heart breaking story to tell as well. A hard past and sometimes they don’t even remember. There is always a bit of danger in the stories that makes it even rock harder.

The councilman has came to hear the truth from the Alpha. He is an old bear shifter and kind of stuck in his life. He wants to hear about the corruption that another councilman has created. To see for himself that the truth comes out and the pain is stopped. He just hadn’t expected to find his mate, a very human mate. Or maybe he is not so human.

Conway is a navy seal and is coming to talk to an old friend. One that he has found out that was a shifter and to find out what was going on. Conway is actually from a family of witches and knows all about the paranormal world. He just had not expected to get a mate, nor did he want one. To top it off, neither one has ever been with a man, so you can guess what is about to happen. Funny as hell also.

I got a kick out of these two, although I am quite surprised that Conway didn’t deck his friend or his mate for the little trick. They will heat up real fast though. I enjoyed reading this story and can not wait to get my hands on the next book. I had a lot of fun and I can guarantee that you will also.

Bombay Bushie by Val Francis

Title: Bombay Bushie

Series: Kolar Creek Tales 01

Author: Val Francis

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (234 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (April 7, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’– 3 Hearts

Blurb: Zech Larsson would sooner run headlong into a raging bushfire than into another relationship. Catching sight of their latest recruit, a young, Anglo-Indian guy with a head of long black curls and kissable lips, instant attraction warns Zech that he is in trouble, more so as he happens to be straight.

Exiled to Kolar Creek by his father when he was caught attempting to lose his virginity with another boy, Nathan Harris finds the idea of life in this small country town uninviting—that is until he gets an eyeful of Zech in his uniform. Sudden Nathan knows that the Rural Fire Brigade needs his services.

In Kolar Creek, the temperature is heating up, and when Nathan’s training is left in Zech’s hands, a clash is inevitable. Faced with the temptation that this younger man presents, soon other factors come into play and neither of their lives will ever be the same again.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1087-2

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Nathan has had one hell of a life and not a good one. His mother was Indian and his father was Australian. Her parents had wanted her to marry someone from another family and when she got pregnant with Nathan they pretty much disowned her. She ended up marring the man that got her pregnant and lets just say he used his fists. He was an alcoholic who took his anger out on her and Nathan. Then he was caught with a man, you can guess what happened. He headed to Kolar Creek to stay with his aunt and cousin. They were as bad as his dad. He chose to go to work with the Rural Fire Brigade, but it would seem that the man who was to show him what to do, didn’t care for him, or so he thought.

Zech had had a nasty father as well and ended up leaving. After a disastrous marriage he just stuck around with friends with benefits, but he was not gay. That is his way of thought when he met Nathan, but his thoughts turned into a different direction slowly after. However things do not always go as one plans.

First off this story had a great direction but didn’t go in the way that would have made it top notch. The anger and violence in this story just took it to a different level. Nathan had what it took to fight fires but then the way the author wrote about him made him come off weak, to weak to fight fires. It was like a crossroads and the author didn’t know which way to take it. Now this author was new to me so I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into. So I put it off a bit longer then I should. The characters rocked pretty much, but there were certain spots that I didn’t care for at all.

I am sorry to say that this book just didn’t make the cut for me. I have a rule though, that with new authors always give their second books a chance, so that is what I would do. However I do hope that the next characters are not so broken and put back together without being true. You can’t just jump from one way to another way to fast, it just doesn’t make it believable. So far I don’t really care for this book and can guarantee that it will not be read more than once.