Reverse the Tide by Jools Louise

Jools Louise - Reverse the Tide Cover 5hd7fhTitle: Reverse the Tide

Series: Spirit of Sage 17

Author: Jools Louise

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short (62pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (17th September 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Boomer is ecstatic to find his mate, Goran, a former circus tiger shifter. Opening a new bistro with his brother, Brodie, Boomer is determined to stop anyone ruining his happiness.

An old feud brings an old enemy to their door, and a new battle commences. Ge finds himself in the middle of a deadly battle to protect the life he’s found in Sage, and end the feud once and for all. Easier said than done with the aggressive propaganda campaign initiated by Flashpoint. Now it’s Sage’s turn to fight back by showing people they’re not just savage beasts, but are loving, caring shifters who just want to live in peace. Flashpoint up the stakes and target a nearby town, Forest Glade, sending a mob to frighten the residents, unknowingly strengthening support for the shifters of Sage.

Boomer’s hopes and dreams of happiness with his mate are in the balance…they have to succeed and reverse the tide of hatred. Failure is not an option.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-986-1

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Boomer meets Goran and the sparks fly. But there is trouble ahead as Flashpoint try to sway public opinion to their side by attacking the town next to sage. Mean while a hitman is after Dino and Brodie. So much happens with a support group, plans are made to help those in need and a spy of sorts is caught.

Secrets are revealed and Brodie meets his mate but pushes him away due to his past. I loved the installment. Just the right amount of action, drama, romance and mystery. This series gets better and better with each book. This series must be read in order with other series connected to it to enjoy the full story line.

Amazing as always.

Highly recommend it.

A Calling Bird by Jo Tannah

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Series: The Twelve Days of Christmas 04

Author: Jo Tannah

Genre: Holiday, Paranormal, M-Preg, The Twelve Days of Christmas

Length: Short (78pgs)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (December 6, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Would serenading be enough to convince a mate they were meant to be?

Cole Burns doesn’t suffer the cold or feeling the holiday spirit, but dreams of having a family by thirty, preferably with two or three children, are slowly fading into the fog of winter. It’s a sad, sad situation he cannot seem to escape.

For John Michael Diamond, being CEO of Diamond Corporation equates to never finding the perfect mate to share his nest. In fact, it’s next to impossible. Through a twist of fate, he discovers his mate not only lives nearby but is on his family’s estate.

Cole never thought he’d fall for such a crazy, insanely gorgeous rich guy, and yet here he is, wrapped in shifter eagle who serenades him with love songs. This is going to be an interesting Christmas.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2576-0

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: CEO Michael gets a call about a hacker on his way home for the holidays. His assistant Giles tells him that Cole Burns, who works from his home is perfect the job and living close by. As fate would have it Michael and Cole are mates.

There is some uncertainty between the two after Michael explains things and Cole for his part tries to process everything. I liked the story.

Good read.

The Carpenter’s Tale by Chris Quinton

Chris Quinton - The Carpenter’s Tale Cover tb47hfrTitle: The Carpenter’s Tale

Series: The Renfrew Files 01

Author: Chris Quinton

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Fantasy

Length: Short Story (22 Pages)

Publisher: Kouros Books (September 2, 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: It should have been a bit of a break for Mark Renfrew, attending an archaeological conference with his lover, Jack Faulkner. No ghosts, no drama beyond the academic. But it didn’t work out that way. The modern Five Star hotel held a dark secret, and Mark knew he had to uncover it before more people were hurt.

ISBN: 9781301000401

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Connected to The Psychic’s Tale

Mark and Jack are at some fancy hotel that was not suppose to be haunted, well guess what it is. Mark is a psychic whereas Jack is the archaeologist.

It is a very short story that is cute and the characters were charming. However all it gives is a taste and nothing after that. It was a bit disappointing but it was still good.

It is too bad that I am not into short stories that just give you a sample of what it would have been like.

The Witch’s Blood by Michele Notaro

Michele Notaro - The Witch's Blood Cover hu8sjs7dTitle: The Witch’s Blood

Series: The Ellwood Chronicles 03

Author: Michele Notaro

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Witches & Wizards

Length: Novel (294)

Publisher: Michele Notaro (September 30, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: I’ve been living with this burden for years, but my secret has finally been revealed and I feel like I can breathe again. I’ve wanted to ask—to beg—for help, but the spell that’s held me captive wouldn’t allow it. With it out in the open, I’m more determined than ever to break the seal from my chest so I can truly be free.

But what if my seal has something to do with one of the most feared prophecies of the millennium?

“A broken seal breaks the fragile hold…”

What does that mean? How am I connected? And why do I find myself so deeply drawn to Julius when I know my viramore, my soulmate, is out there somewhere? It’s not fair to either of us for me to lead Jules on, but it seems that my vampire companion is fierce in his determination to help me.

The Witch’s Blood is the third book in The Ellwood Chronicles and is a continuation of the overall story as we follow Emrys, Julius, Sebastian, and Ailin on their journey. It contains explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 years of age and older.

ISBN: B07Y7Q145L

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Both Emrys and Julius’ backgrounds about what happened to them before they met were heart wrenching and horrifying. Julius was fierce in his protection of Emrys, which I thought was sweet and endearing.

I loved everything about this story. Emrys journey has not been easy. I so wanted to hug both him and Julius and tell them it would be o.k. I enjoyed the banter throughout this story. But the highlights were the secrets that were revealed and the intense battles. They were my favorite.

All in all it was a fantastic addition to the series

Letters to Aleksanta by Jessamyn Kingley

Jessamyn Kingley - D'Vaire 14 - Letters to Aleksanta Cover 43urijhTitle: Letters to Aleksanta

Series: D’Vaire 14.5

Author: Jessamyn Kingley

Genre: Fantasy. Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novella (112pgs)

Publisher: Jessamyn Kingley (December 5, 2019)

Heat Level: Nil

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: There are presents to wrap, cookies to decorate, and a tree to trim! The Draconis High Court of D’Vaire is about to have their largest holiday celebration, and as they prepare for their first-ever Secret Santa, much to Aleksander’s surprise, he’s given the role of Santa himself.

Tasked with this new responsibility, Aleksander is the recipient of multiple letters with suggestions for anonymous gift-givers while he puzzles over what to get the person whose name he plucked out of a hat crafted from his own dragonskin.

With plenty of festive spirit, the gang is ready for the big day and all its fanfare. However, an unexpected arrival takes the D’Vaires by surprise, serving as a beautiful reminder that the most important part of the season is their incredible family, including and especially their beloved Aleksanta.

ISBN: B08267TG2S

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The holiday spirit is in full force with the D’Vaire clan as plans and decisions are set in motion to bring all cheer and joy for Christmas.

Alekander is voted Aleksanta and I enjoyed the heartfelt and warmth in the letters he received. There were hilarious moments as well that brought joy to my heart with all the bantering between the D’Vaire’ and their extended family.

A truly magnificent story of the true meaning of Christmas. I found myself immersed in so many wonderful feelings at the end of the story that I did not want it to end. So many got their Christmas wishes and one realized that he meant more to them than he thought.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Broken Halo by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Broken Halo Cover 65rht7jTitle: Broken Halo

Series: Maple Grove 12

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (November 25, 2019)

Length: Novella (116 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Dr. Ari Bjord uprooted his life, leaving behind a broken heart as he moved to Maple Grove to become the new town doctor. His work was fulfilling, but he missed having someone special in his life. Ari just never expected that special someone to be an actual angel with a chip on his shoulder and perpetual whiskey bottle in his hand. Ari definitely had his work cut out for him.

Tortured and punished for thousands of years, Gavril was nothing short of bitter and broken. He wouldn’t know love if it walked up and slugged him on the jaw. That was until a sweet little doctor risked his life to help Gavril. Now Ari was all Gavril thought about, all he craved. With overzealous angels out to kill him, Gavril knew it was time to stop running and fight. But his biggest fight of all was learning how to love the most important person in the world to him. His mate. 

ISBN: 978-1-64637-030-6

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Maple Grove collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc I would suggest reading them in sequential order. This series is connected to the Brac Pack, the Brac Pack Next Gen, Brac Village, Zeus’s Pack, Christian’s Coven, Demon Warriors and a few others. For a better understanding of this amazing world I would suggest start with the first book in the Brac Pack collection.

Ari loved what he did and the help he could give. He loved traveling and enjoying his patients. Then he lost a bit when his ex turned out to be worse then evil. He left his life behind to start a new one in Maple Grove. He was still a damn good doctor but he had lost a bit of himself. Now here he was helping a very grumpy and drunk man who didn’t seem to want his help.

Gavril is an angel and has lost his way, so to speak. He loved the humans he looked over but many angels saw it as wrong. Angels are not the good that they stand for but can be worse then humans when it came to bigotry. They held him prisoner for thousands of year and tortured him every second of every day. His escape led him to the one man that might give him hope, his mate.

I liked these guys quite a bit. I was hoping that this author would throw in angels after awhile. So it was a nice surprise and I truly enjoyed their story. Like most of this authors work there is quite a bit of action and danger mixed in with a bit of humor to make it flow better. I always did like a story that had quite a bit of humor in it and this one had it. I enjoyed seeing some of the old gang back from previous stories.

I had a blast reading it and can guarantee that it is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

The Enchanter’s Soul by Michele Notaro

Michele Notaro - The Enchanter's Soul Cover dsfgf78Title: The Enchanter’s Soul

Series: The Ellwood Chronicles 02

Author: Michele Notaro

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Witches & Wizards

Length: Novel (303pgs)

Publisher: Michele Notaro (April 15, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Many fall as the last enchanter rises…

The first line of the ancient prophecy keeps playing over and over in my head, but I’m afraid to remember the rest. I don’t want to think about what’s coming for us—what’s coming for him. I’ve been keeping Brinnswick safe for years; I’ve been keeping my coven safe my whole life; and now I was responsible for keeping Sebastian safe, too. It shouldn’t have been a problem, he was my vitmea viramore, after all, and I was used to having the weight of the world on my shoulders.

What Seb doesn’t know is that everyone in the magical community is after him—even if they don’t realize it yet. They’ve been looking for him for centuries; not only for him, but for his soul. But they never counted on him having me. I will protect him with my every breath and take down anyone that gets in our way. His soul belongs with me, not in the arms of evil.

The Enchanter’s Soul is the second book in The Ellwood Chronicles and is a continuation of Sebastian and Ailin’s story. It contains explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 years of age and older.

ISBN: B07QGYLD5G

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This story is told in different POV’s. Ailin and Seb get to know one another while at the same time Ailin is keeping secrets and Seb is refusing his magic. There is a great cast of characters that add a lot to the story.

I did feel there was a bit much with the declarations between Ailin and Seb. Believe me I got it the first time they said it. New family members arrive and Ailin makes peace with Emrys. I loved how family and friends embrace Seb to the point of him finally having the courage to accept what is destined for him.

A great read and addition to the series.

For a Unicorn’s Happiness by Catherine Lievens

Catherine Lievens - For A Unicorn's Happiness Cover gmg9glgTitle: For a Unicorn’s Happiness

Series: Legendary Shifters 02

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: eXtasy Books (September 20, 2019)

Length: Novella (161 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Heart

Blurb: Toby has known little more than loneliness since he was taken from his home and his family was killed. He’s a prisoner, forced to heal the members of the gang that bought him from the men who kidnapped him.

Until he’s not.

Camden didn’t expect to find out that Sam’s brother, the brother who was sold to a gang, is his mate. He’s not sure where to go from here. Toby is understandably wary and cautious, and most of the time, he won’t let Camden close enough to talk to him. Camden doesn’t have a problem giving him the time and space he needs, but they might not have much of it.

When the envoy from another pack arrives and demands Camden give up one of the unicorn shifters, Camden refuses, even though he knows the Rosewood pack doesn’t stand a chance. The pack is small, and its members aren’t warriors. He’s not about to give Toby or Sam up, but he has no idea how his people are going to deal with this—or if they’ll make it out alive.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2625-5

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Toby and his brother are very rare shifters and very unique. When their parents were killed they were told to run, but only Toby managed it, so he thought. He had been taken and sold to gangs to be their healers. Hell he didn’t even know if he wanted to be one. Then another group showed up and rescued him.

Camden is an alpha of a small pack but Toby’s brother was one of them. So he did what any good alpha would do, he rescued the sexy man. Then he realizes that Toby is his mate. Things are going to get interesting real fast.

I like the unique shifters you see in this story. They are cute and funny in a way but also scared of what would happen. It is a cute story with a bit of action. Although it was only a bit of action which was a bit disappointing. It also ended in a bit of a cliffhanger which drove me nuts. It comes off rushed and leaves you hanging. It felt like it was going to slow and nothing major happened. I mean you have a threat, worry to death, rush a wedding and then all of a sudden it was done. No true fight was seen in the story.

I hate to admit it but I was a bit disappointed in the story. It just left me wanting more.

Saints and Sinners by Jude Marquez

Jude Marquez - Saints and Sinners Cover nhj77fuTitle: Saints and Sinners

Series: The Desecrated Pack 01

Author: Jude Marquez

Genre: Interracial, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (268pgs)

Publisher: Jude Marquez (June 16, 2019)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: The strangest things happen in the sleepy town of Glenwood Lock…

But if you’re lucky, you’ll make it out alive.

The Ortega family comes from a long line of werewolves and magic. They are a powerful family, one that puts the lives of the innocent above themselves at all costs. Alpha Celia and her brothers, Eli and Artie, thought they had seen it all. Their entire world is turned upside down when two college guys decide to walk home during a full moon and now, their small pack is transformed into something they never expected.

Lou Correa and Dante Navarro have been best friends as far back as they can remember. One walk home during a full moon threatens to change that. In a single instance, they are thrown into a world that is chaotic, unfamiliar, and terrifying. With trained hunters coming after them for powers they don’t understand, will they learn to survive? Can an unexpected romance help them or will it be yet another obstacle to overcome?

Honestly, will they even see the end of the week?

The Desecrated Pack: Saints and Sinners is the beginning of a new series, with a sweet MM romance, feisty characters, and a world filled with unexpected challenges.

ISBN: B07T44DW6X

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved this story about Dante, Lou, Eli, Artie, Celia and so many other characters. We get a first hand account into many of their thoughts and feelings as circumstances out of their control throw them all together in a bind to protect each other from a group of humans who are hell bent on making sure they don’t become too powerful.

The Ascendancy is a ruthless group in that they kill without discrimination. Is does not matter who the intended victim is they take them out to prevent paranormal groups from becoming too powerful. I was shocked by this as I did not understand why paranormals would allow humans to do this. Nevertheless it made for a powerful, emotional story that reveals secrets, a prophecy and making a stand against the injustice in the world placed on them by humans.

Fantastic beginning to a series.

Walk Tall by Susi Hawke

Susi Hawke - Walk Tall Cover gnjk8ks1Title: Walk Tall

Series: Assassin’s Claw 01

Author: Susi Hawke

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Susi Hawke (August 10,2019)

Length: Novella (134 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Heart

Blurb: Clay Moreno is a paid killer, just like his four brothers. It’s the family business—they fight together, they die together. Whether they’re working as a group or alone, they are a tight unit who protect their own.

Clay drew the short straw on their latest mission: assassinate the American president. He knew the case was going to be tough, but the last thing he expected to find was his mate… the president’s own son. The fact that he began the case with plans to seduce his way into the White House via that same son is beside the point. What his mate doesn’t know shouldn’t hurt him…

Nick Jackson is lonely and ordinary in a family of overachievers. He doesn’t want to do photo ops for the press, prep for the next year’s tests over the summer or any of the hundreds of other things his mother hassles him about. All he wants is to relax after his first year of college, work on his tan… and maybe find a boy to flirt with.

ISBN: B07W1BMXS6

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Someone is about to tell the world about shifters. It is up to Clay to make sure that doesn’t happen. Even if it means he is going to have to kill the President of the United States. Now only he had to figure out a way to do it.

Nick is the son of the president and hates being in the spot light. He only wants a man to love, a family and the white picket fence. When he meets Clay things are looking up. Then he finds out that Clay is trying to kill his father. Clay is a shifter and Nick is his mate so it is going to get even more interesting.

The thing about these stories is that they are not really as short as the author states they are. So in reality there was no reason the ending couldn’t have included the surprise. It drives me nuts and actually does the exact opposite of what an author intends. Which is to look forward to the next story. I tend to stay away from stories that leave a cliff hanger.

Now for the main issue, no one in a world would send a text detailing all of the plan. It came off as if the story needed to be rushed. There was a reason to let Nick know the truth but no handler or assassin would be stupid enough to leave that type of evidence floating around.

The story started off quite interesting and had it not been for the text, might have been a higher rating for me. Things moved way too fast to make it believable as well. It went straight to sex, then more sex, then meeting the family and no true focus on what was suppose to happen till bam the assassination. Also assassinating bunnies in bunny form is a bit goofy and dropped the story as well.

Overall the story might have had a good chance to stand out, but some of the actions written in made the story burn. I can’t say that I will be looking for the next story and can honestly say that it is one that will be read only once.

The Dragon CEO’s Assistant by Jenn Burke

Jenn Burke - The Dragon CEO's Assistant Cover s ijer8fTitle: The Dragon CEO’s Assistant

Series: Golden Kingdom Book 02

Author: Jenn Burke

Genre: Paranormal, Shape shifters

Length: Novel (211 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-64405-517-5

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (29 Oct 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: The heart remembers.

When Aidan Bishop staggers out of the woods, naked and suffering from amnesia, he needs to relearn who he is and where he fits in the world.

His boss, nearly five-hundred-year-old dragon Nassim, head of a successful tech company, hurries to claim his wayward assistant and guide him back into the life he disappeared from. As they get to know each other again, Aidan wonders if their relationship went deeper than employer and employee. But Nassim isn’t telling, and Aidan has a secret of his own… even if he doesn’t know it yet.

Purchase Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: The Dragon CEO’s Assistant is the second book in Jenn Burke’s Golden Kingdom series. This does work as a standalone book, there is a brief appearance of the couple featured in the first book, but this appearance does not require any knowledge of what had happened to that particular couple.

I was looking forward to this book because I remember being surprised as just how good and how much I enjoyed the first book. And while I did enjoy this book, the plot line is something of a stereotypical plot from amnesia, a possible office romance, and a distinct lack of communication between the MCs. This is both good and bad. If this ticks all your boxes and have enjoyed similar romances – as I have with various MF romances – then this will be enjoyable, especially if you’re love your MM romances with paranormal themes and shapeshifters.

I’m not going to go too deep into my descriptions. The blurb basically tells you everything you need to know – as a blurb does, but there really isn’t anything too surprising that pops up in the course of the book. I feel that if I do I will spoil things too much.

The story starts when Aidan Bishop emerges out of the woods, after being missing for a short period of time, with amnesia. Not only does he not remember how he got to be found staggering around in a dark, creepy wood, he has no idea of a great many things in his life. As a result, his boss, a five hundred year old dragon shifter, Nassim, endeavours to help Aidan relearn his job and reacquaint himself with the people he had day to day contact with. This is, of course, a confusing time for Aidan, but he is further confused by the ease he feels with Nassim and the just how well they get along, as well as the tingly feeling Nassim leaves him with.

Because Aidan is a stranger to himself, this type of story really does lend itself to some really good character development and depth in the relationship between Aidan and Nassim. There is a certain level of care and attention towards Aidan that shows that he is important in more ways than one. Overall, this was a fun and relaxing book. The romance was sweet, and felt relatable. Perhaps I think this would be an enjoyable read if you need a book to come down after getting through a rather intense story.

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His Unexpected Mate

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T.L. West

Living in a small wooden cabin at the edge of a forest and working to solve the mystery of recent murders, young Eli Bright learns the locals believe a man-beast is responsible.

As an outsider, he is watched very closely as he works with the young local sheriff, Stanley Blake. But Eli knows there has to be a proper explanation. Paranormal creatures don’t exist, right?

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Made for Him by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Made for Him Cover cvdbh7hTitle: Made for Him

Series: Maple Grove 10

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, MPreg

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc (October 21, 2019)

Length: Novella (103 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Jude Pearson is nearly killed twice, and now all he wants is to be left alone. But his ex-coven leader has different plans. He’s hired an assassin to kill Jude for something Jude had no control over. Things become worse when Deputy Roy Benton invites Jude out, and Jude reluctantly accepts the invitation. He has no clue his mate is the cook at the tavern. There was just one problem. Reese detests vampires.

Reese Baas lost his little brother to a vampire attack a decade ago, and the pain is still fresh. When a panicked man runs into the kitchen at the tavern, Reese is shocked to find out Jude is his mate. Jude also has trouble on his heels, and Reese is torn between helping his mate and walking away. The decision is taken out of his hands when Jude becomes pregnant and the assassin closes in on them.

ISBN: 978-1-64637-008-5

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Maple Grove collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc I would suggest reading them in sequential order. This story is connect to the Brac Pack series, which has many branched off series.

Jude is a sweet heart of a vampire. He has not had an easy life. He had almost been killed twice and one of those times was by his own uncle. He had killed that asshat but now his family wanted him dead. When a friend asks him to hang out with him, it leads him to someone he had not expected, his mate.

Reese is a rhino shifter who like many rhino’s has a temper but manages to keep it down. It would seem his mate had a way of driving him crazy though. What neither expected was Jude to become pregnant.

Pretty interesting story going on with this one. I have always liked reading this author’s work and have not been let down. It always has a serious tone to it but there is so much humor in it one would not expect it. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.

I had a blast reading it and look forward to reading the next story. I can guarantee that it will be read many times over.

A Pocketful of Stardust by J.P. Barnaby & Rowan Speedwell

J.P. Barnaby & Rowan Speedwell - A Pocketful of Stardust Cover brt78jhTitle: A Pocketful of Stardust

Series: Aster 01

Author: J.P. Barnaby & Rowan Speedwell

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Novel (234pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 30, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Noah Hitchens loves the New York City life he worked hard to build. But when his father dies and leaves him a bankrupt bookstore in their sleepy Georgia hometown, Noah knows he has to save it. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know anything about business. He finds unlikely help in Henry, the man who owned Stardust Books before his 1966 murder, and Kyle St. James, a shy but kind-hearted out-of-towner with a past almost as mysterious as Henry’s.

Kyle came to Aster, Georgia, looking for redemption. On the run and out of hope, he’s just trying to get on with his life. Then he meets Noah, a ghost, and a big sloppy lab named Jake who redefine his idea of living. But his past is closing in, and when it finds him, they could lose everything.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64405-466-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Noah’s world collapses when he gets a call about his father’ death. Grief stricken he goes back home and tries to settle his father’s affairs. He finds out his dad was in debt and now he finds himself trying to come up with the money to pay off the debts.

He meets shy, sweet Kyle. But Kyle has been brought up in seclusion and taught that being gay is a sin. As the two slowly get to know one another they seem to bring out the best in each other despite their differences. I liked this story. it had several different aspects that appealed to me.

A past bully in Noah’s life tries to make trouble for him now, Kyle’s past comes back to haunt him and there’s a ghost in the book store. I loved the way the story unfolded as the scenes played out. They were entertaining to say the least.

Great read.

The Kill by Ulysses LeMolina

Ulysses LeMolina - The Kill Cover 54jfjeTitle: The Kill

Series: Pandora Shifters 02

Author: Ulysses LeMolina

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Ulysses LeMolina (August 11,2019)

Length: Novel (289 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Heart

Blurb: It was supposed to be his dream job, but Dr. Benjamin Connors is trapped: his psychopathic boss is performing nightmarish experiments on the man he loves. He begins to plan for their escape—free in a beautiful future together. But with surveillance everywhere, nothing is what it seems—and Ben doesn’t know whom he can trust. Can Ben battle the sadistic guards, the cruel staff, and the harsh Alaskan wilderness to save the one man who has set his heart free?

ISBN: B07WF9W6Y9

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Benjamin is basically trapped in a job he hates. He first starts out cleaning after an experiment or death, then moves to an executive job. He is now a doctor who helps to work on them. He however has found himself falling in love with one of the men who was being experimented on and needed a way to free him.

Nikolai was taken from an orphanage, separated from his twin, experimented on and tortured. There is one man whom he finds interesting. The only man that has been kind to him. But things are getting harsher and he knows it will soon be his death.

First off Micah is his twin, which he Nikolai remembers yet Micah doesn’t. How does that even factor in. There is so much jumble mixture in this story that it will leave a reader with more questions then answers. Micah went through hell, but when you hear about Nikolai, well lets just say it gets even worse. Now for the problems in this story, well there were way too many. First off if this place is so secure that no one can get away with anything, then how the hell does he get away with stealing dead bodies. Also there is the fact that they are having sex in the room where Nikolai is. It came off as though the sex scene was just thrown in there to up the game. Then they blew up the lab, well what about all the other prisoners they stated was there. Why not blow the place up in the first book. Like I said there was just too much thrown in that made it all jumbled.

The first book was a questionable read so I wanted to just give the second book a chance, but it really was so similar as the first one. They were going to rescue all and then destroy the place, yet you only have two rescued. The fact that they rescued themselves with very little help from the outside was sketchy. Over all this book had potential but failed to deliver.

I can honestly say that this is one of those series that is only read once. I hate to admit that I didn’t really get into this story and can’t see myself looking for the next book.

Hearts of Magic by Kay Doherty Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Kay Doherty stopping by today with her new release Hearts of Magic, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant $10 NineStar GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Hearts of Magic

(Chevalier 03)
by

Kay Doherty

A moment of quiet was all Theran was looking for. He was not looking to be nearly decimated when he stumbled across a sorcerer near the pack’s hunting grounds. He’s certainly not looking for his mate when the pack congregates at Elysium for a meeting, but that’s exactly what Theran finds when he runs into the sorcerer a second time.

Colby has been the bartender at Elysium for a year, and he’s been relatively happy. He hides his paranormal identity well, flirting for tips while using sarcasm to keep others away. When he first saw the wolf in the forest, he was stunned. Learning the wolf he’s been dreaming about is real is only compounded by learning the wolf is his mate.

With the Sorcerer’s Enclave now interested in the Chevalier Pack, Colby attempts to protect Theran by kidnapping him, which only results in a deeper involvement with the pack. Despite managing the Enclave, dealing with increasing threats from the McBane Pack, and forging new alliances, Theran and Colby are determined to find their happy ever after.

Warning: Graphic violence

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Operation Delta by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Operation Delta Cover nfdh7hTitle: Operation Delta

Series: Geek Squad 03

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren Publishing (October 24,2019)

Length: Novella (145 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: I was a pocket protector, glasses wearing, social anxiety disorder, nerd. I was also one of the smartest people I knew, which was why I never understood how some people could do the things they did.

After witnessing a murder and then having someone break into my house and destroy it, my disgust with the world at large only grew deeper. When the man who’d committed that murder takes an unusual interest in me, my disgust took a nosedive. I did the only thing I could think of. I called in the geek squad.

When my friends couldn’t reach me in time, they sent Corporal Abiola Sesay. I had no idea the man even knew who I was, but when Abe showed interest in me, I wasn’t about to say no. Genius, remember?

Someone is after me and they have no problem eliminating any obstacles in their way, including Abe. When I end up having to rescue him, my view of the world starts to change. I still wasn’t sure I liked it, but I was willing to do just about anything to save the man I was falling for, even leave the safety of my comfort zone.

ISBN: 978-1-64637-0344

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Geek Squad to the rescue and it would seem that Danny might just need him. Not to long ago Danny had came out of his cave to help his best friends out. In the end it left him able to shift in to a beautiful cat. He was also smarter than anyone would ever think and could work on anything. His only problem was people. After working a bit on a program he had headed home but went back to the university when he forgot his gloves. It gave him the opportunity to witness a murder. Now those who are behind it are after him, but not for what he saw. He needed help and Abe came to his rescue.

Abe was part of the same military team as Ian’s boyfriend was. So when the geek squad need rescue they were the ones who went in to help. Abe has always wanted Danny from the moment he saw him and now might just be the chance. But this time Abe is the one who needs to be rescued.

Fascinating, entertaining, unique and some hot sexy times are just a little of what you get in this story. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. However I wasn’t too surprised because this is one author who I will always be on the lookout for her books. The worlds that are created and the characters are a blast to read. I love the closeness that these guys have going on with each other.

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

The Hunt by Ulysses LeMolina

Ulysses LeMolina - The Hunt Cover ndf7fhTitle: The Hunt

Series: Pandora Shifters 01

Author: Ulysses LeMolina

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Ulysses LeMolina (April 10,2019)

Length: Novel (273 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: He only knows himself as “Forty-Seven.”

His body is ravaged with scars from decades of beatings. And if Adam hadn’t rescued him, naked, unconscious, and alone in the middle of the Alaskan forest, he’d be dead by now.

Can he resist the frightening changes taking place in his own body? And can he and Adam escape the insane scientists and soldiers who won’t rest until they’re both dead?

ISBN: B07QN1XD2K

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Micah is known as Forty-Seven. He was taken from an orphanage in Russia and kept in a lab from that time on. He has been experimented on, tortured and was ready to die. They knew that with pain he would shift in to the wolf they created in him. One night he managed to kill the doctor and escape, only to be rescued by a sweet man.

Adam had no clue what was going on. He found a sexy man, naked and shot. He brought him home to help but damn if things are not going to get real interesting.

In the blurb he only knows himself by the name Forty-Seven, however within the first chapter he knows his name is Micah. However you kind of figure out his name before then because the author let it drop before hand. The story itself would be amazing if it didn’t come off so wacky. There are so many holes in the story that I could have driven a truck through it. There are many questions in how Micah acts the way he does when he was held captive for quite a long while. It would be impossible. Captive and tortured one would act more like a very scared rabbit but he is not.

Also Adam finds this naked guy with a gun shot, brings him home, tends to his wounds and gets all touchy with him, before he even knows his story. That is so far blown off that it was just not reasonable. There were more questions then answers for me. Then there is Anna and Jimmy. They know what is going on and is trying to help but lets face it, they don’t really seem like they did much in the beginning. And to mention beginnings, well it just starts off fast and kept on going. Didn’t really give you a time to get drawn in before you feel like you have been dropped.

Like I said above, it does have great potential and for a first story that is a good sign. I will just have to waive my full ruling on the series for now. Luna was a good start with this story, she rocked.

The Shifter’s Shotgun Mating by Ardy Kelly

Ardy Kelly - The Shifter's Shotgun Mating Cover s nerga98Title: The Shifter’s Shotgun Mating

Series: Lone Wolves Ranch 02

Author: Ardy Kelly

Genre: Paranormal, Omegaverse

Length: Novel (251 pgs)

Publisher: Ardy kelly (June 30, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: The only way out of Pine Hollow was to mate the alpha who didn’t want him.

Adam knew bounty hunting in another pack’s territory had risks, but being at the end of a shotgun for a forced mating was not one he expected. At least it wasn’t permanent. Once he paid the promised cut of the bounty the leader of Pine Hollow would dissolve the mating. Adam just needed to keep his hands (and his teeth) away from the enticing omega.

Ricky knew nothing about the outside world, but he knew his days at Pine Hollow were numbered. The barren, widowed omega’s best chance for survival was to find a mate at Lone Wolves Ranch. Anyone would do. Anyone but the ornery wolf who bit him. Adam said he didn’t want a mate, so why was he acting like a knot-blocker?

The Shifter’s Shotgun Mating is the second book in the Lone Wolves Ranch series of slow-burn M/M shifter Mpreg stories. It can be read as a stand-alone though secondary character’s lives continue from The Cub Club.

ISBN: B07TW87QH4

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Adam is part of a bounty team of paranormal’s for hire. Adam is fierce and loves his job. He’s on a mission to take in Gus, a known murderer. When he travels through Pine Hollow the local alpha insist he take someone with them so they can collect some of the reward as well since they will be in their territory. Things go bad when that person, Rock is killed. Adam and a few of his crew are injured and the alpha of Pine Hollow insists that he mate Ricky, Rock’s widow until they catch Gus.

I understood Adam’s anger at being forced to mate against his will. I even understood his reservations about Ricky’s omega gifts. However I could not condone or understand his treatment of Ricky. He was downright mean to the man. It was not his fault they were mated. It was not his fault that Rock was killed and Adam had to pay the price.

I was glad Ricky got out of the situation with Pine Hollow. I genuinely felt his amazement at the world past Pine Hollow considering he never stepped foot outside their territory. It tickled me how Adam would get jealous at the other wolves around Ricky. it was just what he needed to see what was right in front of him and to stop fighting his feelings.

Fantastic read with plenty of laughs, romance and action.

The Cub Club by Ardy Kelly *Dual Review*

Ardy Kelly - The Cub Club COVER b hc6hyTitle: The Cub Club

Series: Lone Wolves Ranch 01

Author: Ardy Kelly

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (235pgs)

Publisher: Ardy Kelly (October 8, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts (Combined)

Blurb: What would you do if your adopted son shifted into a wolf cub before your eyes?

For single dad Steven the choice was simple – find the boy’s family and hope they had the answers.

As the alpha of Lone Wolves Ranch, Mack trusted in humans as much as he trusted in love. Not at all. But he had a soft spot for the brave human searching for his son’s relatives. When he discovers Steven is his fated mate, he’s stuck between a soft spot and a hard place.

The Cub Club is a gay wolf shifter romance containing Mpreg and knotting. A complete 65,000-word novel – no cliffhanger!

ISBN: B07J5Q8469

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa & Shorty

Lisa’s Review 💖💖💖 3 Hearts:

Steven’s husband had came across an infant and his dead mother, brought the child home, fought to keep him and raise him. They were a happy family until Steven’s husband passed away in an accident. Now thirteen years later Steven is in for one more big shock. His son has changed into a wolf cub. He needs to find his son’s birth family to find out what to do.

Humans have never been trusted nor allowed on the ranch. So when Steven showed up asking for help, Mack is tempted to run him off. That is until he realizes that the man is telling the truth. Then he realizes that Steven is also a wolf that can’t change, a recessive.

This story started off with what I had assumed would be an excellent story. However the alpha of the pack couldn’t stop lying to save his life, hid quite a bit and just made a mess of things. There was little to no heat between them both, however the author paired them up. The sex between them was suppose to be hot but it came off dull and dry. The knotting was the only thing exciting and even then it fell in delivery. It was hard to connect with any of them. Even the son’s reaction to his own father was wrong. There was little humor in it which to me makes a story pop out to me, but nope very little.

You don’t really get the recessive definition until a bit later in the story. However it is well written but didn’t stand out to me. The characters also fell a bit flat. Then there was Mack’s grandmother, she pretty much gave me the creeps through out. Also you get the title, Cub Club, but you don’t see it until almost the end of the story and even then you only see the guys for a few pages. Steven’s husband dies in an accident but you find a different solution later on, but just a mere mention of it. This story just left a lot of questions and very little answers. I did like Steven more than anyone else.

This is the first book by this author and while the story had a great promise, it failed to deliver. To much detail for a story when most could have been left out, mainly the ex. So I am sorry to say that this story was not for me.

Shorty’s Review 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts:

Steven gets the shock of his life one day when his adopted son Peter shifts into a wolf. Not one to back down from a challenge Seven goes to the Lone Wolves Ranch for help where he meets Mack. Mack the alpha of the Lone Wolves Ranch assumes Steven is there to unload Peter on them. He is proven wrong by Stevens fierce determination to be thee for his son.

I liked the story. I thought it was great Steven was no pushover. I did not understand Mack’s need to lie to Steven. He should have explained everything upfront. Mack’s ex was a piece of work who I was surprised the pack let back in for a short tie given all that happened in the past.

All in all it was an intriguing story with humor, some angst, action and a whole lot of twists and turns with enjoyable characters that made for an amazing start to the series. I am looking forward to getting to know the lone wolves ranch pack better with each book that comes out.
Fantastic read.