Damien by Catherine Lievens

Catherine Lievens - Damien CoverTitle: Damien

Series: Council Enforcers #7

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: eXtasy Books (June 23, 2017)

Length: Novella (118 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes you have to admit you were wrong to get the happiness that’s right in front of you.

Damien is an enforcer, and he loves his job. He loves helping people who don’t have anyone else on their side, and he loves his team like a family. There’s something missing in his life, though, and he knows what it is. A lot of his friends are finding their mates, yet he’s still single.

Jake is back in Gillham, hoping to talk some sense into his father. Jake still thinks Sei is too young to be mated with an eighty-six-year-old bear shifter, but his dad doesn’t listen, no matter how many times Jake tries to tell him that.

When Damien and Jake meet, Damien’s age is a problem for Jake from the very beginning. There are only twenty years between them, which isn’t a lot for shifters, but Jake can’t see beyond it and beyond how fragile Damien looks. So he leaves.

Damien accepts a job as a bodyguard in the hope he’ll start forgetting Jake. They’re in the same city, though, and when Jake tentatively reaches out to him, Damien will have to choose whether he wants to give his mate a second chance or not. To complicate things, someone is after Hudson, the man Damien is protecting and who also is a friend of Jake’s family.

Will Damien give Jake another chance? Or will something happen to separate them before they can get over their problems?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1044-5

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon UK | Amazon US

Reviewer: Lisa

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

There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.  They are entertaining and have just the right mix of feelings in them. There is also quite a bit of danger or excitement in it as well. This one caught my attention and kept it all the way to the very end.  I love the mixture of characters that this story and the other ones have in it.  Will always keep you entertained.

Daniel lost his wife to an accident, or should I say his mate and it had pretty much destroyed him.  He was left alone to raise his cutie pie daughter and he wasn’t doing a very good job at it.  He also needed some help, which with the help of his daughter came one very sexy man.  A man with a secret that could hurt them.  Also this man seemed to think that he was his mate.

Archer was a scientist and loved what he did.  That is until what he did was end up killing shifters from the poison he made.  Running sounded good, but you can only run so far.  To top it off he has found his mate and his mate had a daughter.

I love the way this author puts together a story that not only draws you in but keeps you entertained as well. They have a serious tone to them, but there is  a bit of humor floating around. I do get a kick out of the whole thing. I can’t wait to read the next book.

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 #1

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: eXtasy Books (July 14, 2017)

Length: Novella (104 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 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:  I came across Charlie Richards some time ago when she wrote her first book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series.  From the first book I was captivated and new that she would be a favorite of mine.  So you can imagine what I felt when I saw that she had this brand new series just coming out.  You guessed it, I had to run and grab it.

She has always written stories that don’t focus on one type of paranormal and for that alone she would be an author that I would follow.  I never figured a tiger shark as a shifter, but let’s just say Tort was one of a kind.  It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and definitely kept it all the way to the end.

Tort is a tiger shark shifter and works at the World of Aquatica Park, which is a bit like sea world I suppose.  He swims around and gives the audience a show.  He just hadn’t expected for a man to fall into his pool with a child.  Nor did he expect that man to be his mate.

Kane, his sister and her kids decided to spend the day at the World of Aquatica celebrating his nephew’s birthday.  Sounds like fun that is until he falls into the tiger sharks pool with a bleeding head.  Things are going to get exciting, but you must read the book.

It has a serious tone to it but there is quite a bit of humor that mixes with it.  This is one of those stories that will be read more than once.  I enjoyed reading it and can’t wait for the next book to come out.

Hidden: Evils by Jo Tannah

Jo Tannah - Hidden Evils CoverTitle: Hidden: Evils

Series: Hidden 01

Author: Jo Tannah

Genre: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Suspense, Urban

Length: Novella (150 pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (June 30, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Evil stays hidden in plain sight.

Sebastian Torres is a healer and midwife both by trade and by calling. He’s spent the past three years as the only male midwife in a local hospital.

Anthony Craig is intrigued by Sebastian, finding him professional and attractive. He can’t help wondering about something—why Sebastian never dates the same man twice.

When several pregnant women die in maternity wards a few states away, their fetuses missing, the police are baffled at the strange circumstances surrounding their deaths. Could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As the number of deaths escalates, Sebastian suspects a monster of legend, rather than one of the human variety, is responsible. Sebastian knows he’s the only thing standing in evil’s way, but in order to save innocent lives, he must reveal his secret to Anthony. Will Sebastian’s revelation prove too much and drive Anthony away?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1233-3

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/jo-tannah/hidden-evils/

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I liked the overall story but felt the horror element was a little lacking. For me horror implies feeling strong emotions that have me fearing what will happen next. This book did not do that for me. Probably because I have read too many Stephen King books.

Sebastian’s character was intriguing yet at times vague about who he really was. When the truth was revealed I was fascinated. Anthony was a doctor at the same hospital where Sebastian works. I was surprised he accepted Sebastian so easily after all was revealed. I was expecting some disbelief considering he is human.

The creature was a disgusting thing that never should have been allowed to live as long as it did. The action scenes were edge of your seat suspense as it let the reader know to what lengths the creature would go to survive. I did not understand the transfer of power from creature to human as that was not explained well so it left me scratching my head as to how it was done.

All in all it was a great story that had mystery, action and suspense that leaves the reader awaiting the outcome.

Resistance by April Kelley

April Kelley - Resistance CoverTitle: Resistance

Series:  Roguefalls #2

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: eXtasy Books (June 7, 2017)

Length: Novella (107 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts 

Blurb: Christian has never had a serious relationship in his life. He doesn’t plan to start with an alpha wolf shifter who thinks he can dictate what Christian is and isn’t going to do. Ward Malone might trigger every warning bell Christian has, but he also triggers every sexual fantasy. Christian wouldn’t mind giving in to Ward if fun was all he wanted. Unfortunately, Ward is an all-or-nothing kind of guy.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1044-5

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/resistance/

Reviewer: Lisa

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

There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.  They are entertaining and have just the right mix of feelings in them. There is also quite a bit of danger or excitement in it as well.  

Christian is a human in a paranormal army.  His mother was a single mom who had a difficult time making it easy; in fact she made his life pretty hard in a way.  So he looks on other people to be similar in certain things.  Family and mates would leave him behind, so he pushes them away.  That is until he finds himself a mate to an alpha wolf.

Ward only came down to check on his baby brother, not to find his mate.  A stubborn man he never knew before, yet he is the exact same way.  These two fit perfectly, but as one can guess it is going to take, well I am going to let you read the story to figure it out.

Now with this story and series, there really is no action other than with mates.  I am a bit disappointed with that.  I was hoping for something major to happen, but basically it is just a story about two guys who are hot for each other and are stubborn asshat’s at the same time.  Now that doesn’t mean the story doesn’t rock because it does, I was just hoping for a bit more bite to it.  I did enjoy reading it and look forward to the next book.

Power Play by A.J. Marcus

A.J. Marcus - Power Play CoverTitle: Power Play

Series: Dragon Elite 01

Author: AJ Marcus

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (84 pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (17 March 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Can an average man end up landing one of the hottest dragons in Denver?

Naga Industries wasn’t Calvin’s first choice of a place to intern. It wasn’t even his tenth. But when every other internship spot is taken, he finds himself at the mercy of Draeke Lindwurm and he’s way over his head. 

Draeke doesn’t want an intern, but his go-to man is threatening to revolt if he doesn’t get them both some help. Calvin is everything Draeke doesn’t like in men. He’s too young, too average, never on time, doesn’t dress well, and worst of all Calvin is human which makes things complicated between them when he becomes a pawn in a power play with the world’s dragon elite.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1036-0

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/power-play/

Reviewer: Prime

Review: For me, AJ Marcus is a very enjoyable story teller. I’m not sure exactly why, but the simple fact is that I connect with and enjoy the writing. And hey, that’s all that really matters, isn’t it?

The story stars one very surly dragon called Draeke. He is the head of Naga Enterprises – which essentially is a massive company run by shifters that has so many umbrella companies and interests they might as well be ruling the world with their obscene amount of money. Drake is tall, dark, sexy and surly – everything that your typical dragon hero should be. He grabbed me from the get go and held on for the whole story.

Then there is Calvin. He’s very human and doesn’t know about the paranormal world. In fact, he doesn’t know much about Naga Enterprises besides knowing that he landed an internship and this lends to showing us the wide-eyed naiveté that I have no doubt he was meant to portray. However, in no time at all, he is going in deep with his boss – he flies off to Shanghai after the murder of one of Naga’s most senior dragon employees and then finds out about the existence of shifters.

This is a totally fun and very hot story. For everyone that can’t go past a dragon shifter tale, you will definitely enjoy this one. I think the only reason I’ve rated this 3.5/5 is because this was a tad bit predictable despite the fact I thoroughly enjoyed it.

More Patterns by Suede Delray

Suede Delray - More Patterns CoverTitle: More Patterns

Series: Patterns #2

Author: Suede Delray

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: eXtasy Books (April 7, 2017)

Length: Novella (140 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

Blurb: Rob and Dominick are trying to adjust to married life but Dominick’s job takes more time away than Rob expected, especially since Dominick is on the trail of a killer who slaughtered an entire family as they slept. Rob has problems of his own at Martindale’s Institution for boys, namely a new intake who claims he hooked up with Dominick in a BDSM club. If that’s not enough, Dominick’s mafia connections are about to catch up with him, and he will risk everything to save his sister, including his job.  

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1028-5

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/more-patterns/

Reviewer: Lisa 

Review: Each book in the Patterns collection features our sexy duo Rob and Dominick. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. 

Rob and Dom have been married about nine months now and it is hard to get use to not being together all the time.  Dom has taken on a new case where an entire family is slaughtered and his father is back to his games.  There is a hit out on Dom by his father and Rob is getting scared.  To top it off a fourteen year old is telling everyone at the institute that he had sex with Dom.  Things are going nuts for these two men.  The past never stays in the past and now Dom must protect those he loves.  For more information, read the book.

This story still has that dark tone to it, but damn is it not good.  There is the hot romance and sex, danger, death, suspense and excitement going on.  It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.  The story has a strong plot and is fully developed, just like its characters.  I must admit though that Rob is a bit on the needy side, but I suppose that is to be expected.  

I came across this author with her first book in this series and I can honestly say that she has risen to become a regular in my library.  I had a good time reading it and would definitely recommend this story.  It does leave you with a cliff hanger but I can’t wait to start reading book three. 

Mael by Catherine Lievens

Catherine Lievens - Mael CoverTitle: Mael

Series: Council Enforcers #6

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy 

Publisher: eXtasy Books (May 26, 2017)

Length: Novella (113 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes trusting is the hardest thing to do.

When Mael agrees to help Lenny retrieve his best friend after he’s been dumped, he thinks it’ll be an easy in and out job. He knows it isn’t as soon as he sets eyes on Scott because Scott is his mate.

Scott’s just been dumped by his boyfriend of two weeks, who went back to his ex. He’s surprised when he realizes Mael is his mate, then worried when Mael and the rest of his team are sent to work with Mael’s tribe—and his ex-boyfriend.

Mael might have been with his tribe’s leader for two years, but it’s in the past. He’s angry when Scott asks Yerad to shimmer him there because he doesn’t trust Mael and Muirgeh, but he understands. Besides, Scott is useful to the team, and he helps them look for the shifters stealing food and entering tribe territory.

Will Muirgeh’s presence influence Mael and Scott’s relationship? Will Scott be able to get over how close Mael is to Muirgeh? And what will happen when Mael accidentally initiates the bond between them?

ISBN:  978-1-4874-1040—7

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/mael/

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. This series is also connected to the Whitedell Pride and Gillham Pack collection. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved. 

Mael has finally met his mate, right before he had to go help an ex-boyfriend with some shifter problems.  Scott is a sweetie, but has a little bit of a jealous problem.  So what do you get when you put Lenny, Mael, Scott and Mael’s ex in a room together, a laugh a minute is what you get.  

I love the way Catherine puts together a story that not only draws you in but keeps you entertained as well. They have a serious tone to them, but there is quite a bit of humor floating around.  Well the enforcers now have their very own Nysys and Keenan, and his name is Lenny.  I love how protective they are of their mates, even when they are being asshats. I do get a kick out of the whole thing.

They are not long size novels, but just the right size for me to really enjoy. They have so much depth and details that if will feel like you are right there with them. I love that there is even the hint of danger surrounding them sometimes. Trust me that this is one series that you will enjoy quite a bit. I loved it and cannot wait for the next book to come out.

Patterns by Suede Delray

Suede Delray - Patterns CoverTitle: Patterns

Series: Patterns #1

Author: Suede Delray

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: eXtasy Books (March 18, 2017)

Length: Novella (144 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

Blurb: A homicide detective, Dominick’s marriage to his job had saved him, helping him to leave his feelings for Rob in the past. Or so he’d thought. Then he ran into Rob on his way to work. Ever since their impromptu meeting, Dominick couldn’t stop thinking about the past. Then a suspect in a murder investigation leads Dominick to the Martindale Institute, the very place Rob Dewhurst works.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1024-7

Product Link:  http://www.extasybooks.com/patterns/

Reviewer:  Lisa 

Review:   When I first saw this book I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to give it a chance or not, especially since I have not had a chance to read anything by this author before.  The cover is a bit dark to me, but it turned out that it fit the story perfectly.  It is a romance story, but it is a dark romance with a serious tone to it.  I just wasn’t too sure about the story though.

Dominick was born into a huge mob family, but he decided to take a different route, which made sense because being gay in the mob family usually got you killed.  A few years ago he had save a male prostitute that was one of his uncle’s boys.  At first it was to protect but soon fell into love.  That love ended the moment Rob decided to go out on his own.  Rob had been controlled by Danny and feared Dominick would do the same.  He realized right after leaving that he had made a mistake.  However it was the end of their story.  That is until now, when they ran into each other on the subway.

Rob was in charge at an institute for kids that were criminals.  Dominick’s latest murder leads him right to one of those kids.  The two are thrown back into each other’s lives, but the dangers from the past might still be waiting for them.

As I said above this has a dark and serious tone to it, but the romance is slowly building once more.  It is like a lost love that has been rekindled.  I am still not really sure if I like it personally, but the story is pretty damn good.  It was very entertaining and kept my attention from the start.  I enjoyed reading it and can’t wait to see what book two has going for it. Although I will admit that the title doesn’t do it justice. 

Rabbit by Catherine Lievens

Catherine Lievens - Rabbit CoverTitle: Rabbit

Series: Gillham Pack #23

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: eXtasy Books (June 9, 2017)

Length: Novella (120 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When life throws you a curve ball, you have to deal with it as well as you can.

When Rabbit arrived in Gillham, he was only trying to get away from his ex-boyfriend. He never expected to find a pack, a family, but he feels at home in Gillham. Finding his mate makes that feeling even stronger, at least until he realizes Elton isn’t only his mate, but also Samuel’s.

Elton’s in Gillham to visit his brother when he ends up in the middle of a spat for him. He might not know a lot about shifters and mates, but he does know that one human guy having two shifter mates isn’t normal.

Samuel is ready to fight for Elton, and really, it shouldn’t take much with how tiny Rabbit is. But Rabbit reveals himself to be stronger and more stubborn than Samuel had thought, and when Elton gives them an ultimatum, they have to learn to work together—or be without their mate.

They know a three-way mating is possible, but it doesn’t make it easy. Rabbit, Elton, and Samuel all have their own insecurities and problems. Will they manage to work around them and be happy together, or will the stress of having to share a mate make their relationship implode?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1043-8

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/rabbit/

Reviewer:  Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Gillham Pack 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 also connected to the Whitedell Pride and Council Enforcers collection. 

There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.  I think what I love most about this series and the ones they are connected with is that even though they are tough shifters or nix, they do have a soft spot for those around them.  Also the fact that it isn’t just one or two kinds of shifters, you get a wild mixture which makes it more fascinating.  Then you add in nix’s and it is going to get wild.

A house cat shifter with a ducks name and nicknamed Rabbit.  Rabbit lived on the streets as a normal black cat that is until Ms. White picks him up as a stray.  Then she wants to neuter his ass and oh hell no, he is not going to let it happen.  Then shifters come to his rescue and lets just face it, Rabbit is an cat with an attitude.  Guess he is just like a normal cat.  Then in comes his mate, or should I say two mates with a twist.  It seems like Rabbit and Samuel are mated to Elton, but not to each other.  Now is that a tongue twister or not.   

I love the way Catherine puts together a story that not only draws you in but keeps you entertained as well. They have a serious tone to them, but there is quite a bit of humor floating around.  I do get a kick out of the whole thing.  They are not long size novels, but just the right size for me to really enjoy. They have so much depth and details that if will feel like you are right there with them. I love that there is even the hint of danger surrounding them sometimes. Trust me that this is one series that you will enjoy quite a bit. I loved it and cannot wait for the next book to come out.

The Strike of Hot Iron by Charlie Richards

Charlie Richards - The Strike of Hot Iron CoverTitle: The Strike of Hot Iron

Series: A Loving Nip #13

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: eXtasy Books (May 19, 2017)

Length: Novella (92 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Just a little Love Bite: When a dingo shifter finds a reluctant mate, he needs plenty of help from his friends.

Pascal agreed to move with his two brothers to a vampire coven which runs a dude and cattle ranch. With both of his brothers wrapped up in their mates, he has plenty of opportunity to explore. He accepts his sexuality as he learns his likes, dislikes, and craving, which include submitting to a dominant lover. With abuse part of Pascal’s past, his brothers don’t understand why he occasionally sports bruises from sex he claims is consensual.

When the new blacksmith arrives at the ranch, Pascal finally understands what his brothers had talked about when describing the mate-pull. Abner Johnson is all he can think about. Unfortunately, while the huge redhead is okay with a little fun, he doesn’t want a relationship…with anyone. He’s also up front about his feelings on biting–don’t even try it.

Can Pascal get help wooing his mate from his family and friends, even when they don’t understand his desires?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1323-1

Product Link:  http://www.extasybooks.com/the-strike-of-hot-iron/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in A Loving Nip collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. In fact I would recommend reading the very first series that leads you to this one. Wolves of Stone Ridge is the starter that many different series branched off, so I would start with that one first. There are about five different series, so you will definitely be entertained. 

I came across Charlie when she wrote her very first book for the Wolves of Stone Ridge series and never looked back. You will meet a group of alpha that want the love of their mates. They live many centuries and their mates make their lives better and a bit interesting. Most of the time they have their serious tones but there is quite a bit of humor mixed in with them that make them even more fascinating for me. Each story will have danger, excitement, adventure, and a touch of kink to them that will keep your attention the whole time, like it does for me. 

Pascal and his brothers were rescued from their old lives and brought to live among a vampire coven.  It was definitely a change for them, to live with no fear.  The ranch is a nice place to heal, but Pascal is a bit different.  He is learning that he is definitely a submissive, but is afraid to let the others know.  That is until his mate shows up.

Abner is one of the few who cannot be tranced by a vampire.  He found that out the hard way.  Now he is let into the secret of the paranormal world and is fine as long as no one wants a snack.  He is interested in a bit of fun with the dingo, but nothing to serious.  Too bad for him, he is a mate.   

I love how Charlie puts together a book that will draw you in and keep you captivated all the way to the end. Charlie has become one of my favorite authors, and I am glad to see that it will never change. This is one book I would recommend. 

The Longest Night by A.J. Marcus

A.J. Marcus - The Longest Night CoverTitle: The Longest Night

Series: Stocking Stuffer

Author: AJ Marcus

Genre: Holiday, Paranormal

Length: Short (21 pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (12 Dec 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4

Blurb: Holidays can be lonely, when a shifter is immortal, it can be even lonelier. Two shifters come together on the longest night and find a way to be together.

Bran Coffee finds himself stranded in a blizzard on the way to his clan’s Yule gathering. As a bear he likes to sleep the longest night away, so he finds himself a spot out of the wind where he’ll be safe. When he wakes, he finds a stranger waiting for him, but before he’ll find his clan, he’ll discover new love and break the lonely chains binding a dragon from the world he’s forsaken.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0935-7

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/the-longest-night/

Reviewer: Prime  

Review: This is a sweet and sexy short by AJ Marcus. Of course it is a Christmas story but who cares, even at Easter there is nothing as charming as getting lost in a Christmas story. So many come out at Christmas it’s impossible to read them all anyway.

Bear shifter, Bran Coffee is stranded in a snow storm on his way to his clan’s Christmas festivities. Being a bear he wants nothing more than to hibernate a few days during the cold. When he stumbles across a cave, the perfect place for a nap, he meets the hot and sexy dragon shifter Sly Draco. He’s a hermit and although very lonely doesn’t really realize that what he wants is love.

Totally satisfying – totally charming – lots of fun – and very sexy!

The Tradition by Renee Matthews

Renee Matthews - The Tradition CoverTitle: The Tradition

Series:  Forbidden #1

Author: Renee Matthews

Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal

Length: Short (45 pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (March 3, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Are traditions allowed to be broken when it leads to finding your soulmate?

Zane was raised to see the evil that was in the world. With monsters surrounding their village on all sides, it seemed very simple what the evil was. Until Zane meets Tancred and starts to question everything that being a villager stands for. 

Tancred knew from the first moment they met that Zane was his other half. Learning that the man was the kin of the humans that destroyed his family caused him to run. Will Tancred learn there is more to Zane than his last name? Or will he lose the man that is the other half of his soul?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1008-7

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/the-tradition

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Zane is to follow in his father’s footsteps as the leader of their village. He’s heard the stories of monsters throughout his life and how his family was the ones to take them out then a truce is called.

Now eighteen Zane meets Tancred and feels a connection. Tancred has no love for humans as they killed his family. The Tradition is interesting as when a demon finds his other half he can be hurt by hurting the other half. I found it intriguing that Tancred and Zane were mates. However the exact species of certain individuals was a little vague. For instance it states that Tancred was an elemental and produces electricity and that’s it. 

But, due to Tancred’s anger he refuses Zane for five years until Zane’s father figures out the bond between them.

I like the story and am looking forward to Lucifer’s story with his mate.

Human Instincts by April Kelley

April Kelley - Human Instincts CoverTitle: Human Instincts

Series: Roguefalls #1

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy 

Publisher: eXtasy Books (May 5, 2017)

Length: Novella (98 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: If opposites attract, nothing is more opposite than a tough human soldier and an omega wolf shifter cook.

A human soldier and an omega wolf shifter find out they’re mates in a world where segregation between humans and paranormals is standard operating procedure.

Dylan Kole knows how to do one thing, and that’s to be a soldier in the human army. He doesn’t know how to fit in with a bunch of paranormal beings, and he certainly doesn’t know how to be a mate to Rudy Malone, the only omega wolf shifter on Roguefalls Island. One thing Dylan does have going for him is his ability to follow his instincts.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1239-5

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/human-instincts/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I came across April a few months back with her first series came out, and she soon became a favorite of mine.  The worlds she creates are so unique and different then many that are out there that it is an enjoyment when I get my hands on her books.  The characters are fully developed and have a bit of a bite to them.  To top it off they are so damn sexy, makes me want to go out and find one for myself.

In this world humans are segregated away from the paranormal’s.  The humans have their army and the paranormal’s have theirs, although that is about to change.  Dylan was kicked out of his home for being gay.  Thanks to a nice sheriff, he was told to go to the human recruiters and join.  He knew he was destined to die. Then sometime later, he was being given to the paranormal’s army to figure a way to bring them together.  

Rudy is the one and only omega for the paranormal’s army.  He just wanted to get away from his nutty and over protective older brother.  He was their best damn cook, but all that changed when in walked two humans.  One of those humans just so happens to be his mate.  Wow, talk about a shock to them all.

The only complaint I have, is I wished they were longer because I didn’t want to put the book down.  Even right now after having finished it, I want to go read it again.  It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.  This story gave me everything I could want in a good story and I cannot wait till the next book gets here.  Way to go April!

Geoffrey by Catherine Lievens

Catherine Lievens - Geoffery CoverTitle: Geoffrey

Series: Gillham Pack #21

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: eXtasy Books (March 24, 2017)

Length: Novella (119 Pages)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes you have to accept what life gives you without questions.

Geoffrey’s life is normal—or it would be, if most of his friends weren’t members of the Gillham pack. He loves the pack, though, and when he finds an injured woman and three babies, he agrees right away to take care of the oldest one, Mingan. It’s the least he can do, and maybe it’ll help him get closer to William, his mate.

William thought he’d never trust another man, not after what his best friend and lover did to him seven years before. He tries to resist the bond that pulls him close to Geoffrey, but Geoffrey is stubborn, and he doesn’t take no for an answer.

William has no doubt Geoffrey will eventually wriggle his way into his life, but will he be able to get past the wall William built between himself and the rest of the world? What will Mingan’s presence mean for them and for their future? And what will happen when Mingan’s father tries to get him back? 

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1027-8

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/geoffrey/

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 series is also connected to the Whitedell Pride collection. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.

Over the years that I have been reading I soon come to the conclusion that I do have favorites.  Catherine Lievens is one of those authors that just seem to bring a smile to my face no matter what is going on.  Her stories always leave me wishing that I was in them.  There is a joy in them as well as many other feelings that just seem to brighten my day every time I read them.  I will admit that when she puts a new one out, I go and read the entire two series that are connected before I read the new book.  It connects me a bit easier with the story, knowing who everyone is and what they stand for.  Plus I just get a kick out of some of the guys.

Geoffrey was a human who basically hung around the pack.  His mate was a wolf, who is very shy and doesn’t really acknowledge him.  It has its ups and downs that is for sure, but it all changed when Geoffrey came across a windego dying.  She had save three little ones and brought them to the pack for safety.  The oldest Mingan was not even a year old but he chose Geoffrey.  Now all they need to do is to get William into the act.  To top it off Mingan’s father shows up and if you want to know more, pick up the book.

I always get a kick out of these guys and this didn’t change that at all.  I loved Geoffrey, and once I found out why William was the way he was, well let’s just say he is a sweetie.  I just wanted to hug him to death.  I love how it has that serious tone to it but there is a bit of humor in it that your attention is captivated throughout it all. I loved the cover and that was what caught my attention first. Although to be honest any book that Catherine writes is automatically bought by me. I just can’t seem to get enough of this series. There is something about the way that she tells you a story more than likely have you laughing your ass off at parts of it. 

This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break or when you just need the sun to shine for you. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book. I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story. 

Cerris by Catherine Lievens

Catherine Lievens - Cerris CoverTitle: Cerris

Series: Council Enforcers #4

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal

Length:  Novella (122 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (February 24, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Things always happen for a reason, even the things you don’t want to happen.

Cerris is an orphan who’s been told he’s a monster all his life, and he’s come to believe it. He did his best to keep his werewolf half under control, but when he killed a hunter, Dominic asked the enforcers for help. Cerris is sent to work with their only werewolf, but as soon as he sees the man, he realizes they’re mates, and he runs.

Jackson doesn’t understand why Cerris runs, but he intends to find out. When he finally locates Cerris, Cerris’ friends intervene and explain what happened to him and why he doesn’t want to see Jackson—Jackson is a werewolf, and all werewolves are monsters.

Jackson knows he’ll have to work hard to convince Cerris of the contrary, and he hopes finding Cerris’ long-lost father will help. He also has to teach Cerris to control his wolf before something happens.

Will Cerris learn control, or will he become the monster he always thought he was?

ISBN: 978-4874-0996-8

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/cerris/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Council Enforcer’s 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 also connected to the Whitedell Pride and the Gillham Pack collection. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.

I have been reading romance and paranormal’s for over 30 years and can honestly say that I love a good paranormal romance more than any other kind of story.  It was not until 5 years ago that I started read m/m romance stories.  The action in them just seems to be more believable then when it is m/f.  So over the years you come to cherish and love certain authors more than many others.  It is the way they tell a story that will have you wishing you were right there with them.  And sometimes you wished you were the one falling in love.  This author has moved up the line to be one of my top favorite authors and from the way her stories are told, she will probably stay there. 

Her characters are quirky as hell, protective to the point of well you can guess that answer.  I still have my ultimate favorite ones but many start to work their way into my heart.  Her stories also are full of action, suspense and danger plus some hot sexy time for our guys.  They catch my attention the moment I start reading and keep it all the way to the very last word.  This story gave me everything I could ask for in a story and so much more.

Cerris was half nix and half werewolf, and the werewolf side was a monster.  He had been told that for so long that he believed it.  Not even when others tell him he is not one, he fears that side of him.  So the boss man sends him to a full blooded werewolf who just so happens to be his mate.  Now Jackson just has to keep him still long enough to, well you know.  If you really want all the juicy details, pick up this amazing book.

I love how it has that serious tone to it but there is a bit of humor in it that your attention is captivated throughout it all. I loved the cover and that was what caught my attention first. Although to be honest any book that Catherine writes is automatically bought by me. I just can’t seem to get enough of this series. There is something about the way that she tells you a story more than likely have you laughing your ass off at parts of it. 

This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break or when you just need the sun to shine for you. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book. I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story.