Gaming Happiness by Flynn Eire

Flynn Eire - Gaming Happiness Cover 237ylmTitle: Gaming Happiness

Series: Hounds of Hell 20

Author: Flynn Eire

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (106 Pages)

Publisher: Supernatural Script Inc. (December 12, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Trojan Reed likes his life. He’s a popular YouTuber, safe at the school, and doesn’t have to interact with the hellhounds—who terrify him. He gets food delivered so people aren’t staring at his scars when he leaves. It wasn’t what he expected after escaping years of abuse on his own only to be “rescued,” but he’s content.

Jackson Magnus regularly complains he’s the only one not having sex, but it was never about the physical urges rather the desire to finally find his mate. He’s longed and prayed for one since he was young, and it constantly feels like everyone is finding their other half except him. But then his one escape from reality—watching his favorite gamer—turns into the ride of his life.

After a bit of chasing his tail, he finds where his mate is and goes just to visit him, a quick peek. Everything goes too far too fast, and two people see the same events in different ways. What will it take to bring their game of love to happiness?

ISBN: B0788BFWRR

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Trojan has gone through hell and back. He is one of the save souls brought to the school. He is one hell of a gamer and is popular through YouTuber, but he won’t leave his room. He has scars from a time when he was in highschool that left him afraid of those bigger then he is. He just doesn’t want anyone to stare at his scars, and he has them on the outside as well as inside. Then he finds out he is mated to a hellhound, not what he was expecting nor wanting.

Jackson is calmer then most hellhounds but he is still a hellhound. When he finds out that one of his swimmers was his mate, it leads him to seek him out. A gammer that he had a crush on. The problem is he was just a bit to frisky for the scared man. He is going to need a lesson on slowing down.

There is something about the way that Flynn tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time, but it will more than likely have you laughing your ass off at parts of it. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their love ones with their entire lives.

I love the paranormal tone and the little bit of twists that come with it. I had never really thought about a story that not only has angels in it but hellhounds also. When one thinks hellhound, they think evil and death. Now granted they were originally from hell and they can kill who they think need to die, these guys are different. Now even though there is a bit of angst with each character, which at times can drive a reader nuts, there is very little danger. My only issue with these stories is they seem to follow the same path in writing. There is nothing that sets them back to being unique in the story.

Other than that I had a blast reading this story. 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.

Connecting Emotions by Flynn Eire

Flynn Eire - Connecting Emotions Cover 2983yghTitle: Connecting Emotions

Series: Hounds of Hell 21

Author: Flynn Eire

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (111 Pages)

Publisher: Supernatural Script Inc. (February 9, 201)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Hugh Macfayden has a hard time connecting with people. Not his litter, but others, and no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t seem to click. His mate was supposed to be different, the one person who would immediately get him and he’d want to be with forever.

Daniel Craigen wants a life of peace. After growing up with parents who make most demons seem mellow, he needs a stress free life to heal. He won’t get that being a saved soul, but he does his best to make it as close to a reality as possible. So when one of the Macfaydens introduces himself as his mate, he’s a bit worried, but agrees to go on a date.

But when the dates probably qualify for some of the worst in history, Daniel is at his wit’s end. A Hail Mary play goes wrong, and huge misunderstanding happens. Can Hugh figure out a way to make things right and have a real chance with his mate, or is there no way for their emotions to connect?

ISBN: B078XKZXKH

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

I came across this author when she used another name and loved her unique stories. It is a fascinating world to live in. I love how in this series, hounds of hell are actually the good guys in this story. One would think that they only do evil works, but this shows a different side to the coin so to speak. It is a world where parents who are nearly evil or are just plain evil, sell the soul of their unborn child for what ever they want. Then the hounds realized with the angel’s help that the souls they were to take were in fact blessed souls.

It is a very entertaining story with action packed adventure stuck in, plus you add in hot sex and confused hounds, and you get a blast to read. Her stories are tight and written with a gift, that you can’t help but fall in love with each one of her characters. Not only that but most of her characters have had a hard time in the past or were abused by those who were suppose to love them. The hounds get the ones that are perfect for them and soften the way they normally are.

Daniel’s parents turned out to be pure evil. They abused him and caused him so much stress that he was constantly in pain. He is one of the sweetest souls I have seen so far. Always a smile and a kind gesture to those around him. He is about to find out that his mate is just as golden as he is and is a goof in many ways.

Hugh is a hound that has a heart of gold. He doesn’t really connect with many around him and doesn’t look at a person as if they were just playthings. He is in fact not that interested in the sexual aspect as well, but that changes when he finds his mate. It just takes him a bit longer then most.

I really enjoyed this story more then the others. It felt like a new direction had been taken in the writing that made it stand out even more for me. I had a blast reading this and can not wait to get my hands on the next story.

Opposites Attract by Cree Storm

Cree Storm - Opposites Attract Cover 3247yhmTitle: Opposites Attract

Series: Haven Ranch Sovereignty Island 01

Author: Cree Storm

Genre: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Length: Novella (129 pages)

Publisher: Cree Storm (September 13, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: This is the first book of Haven Ranch Sovereignty Island. It is recommended to read book 1-3 of the Haven Ranch series first.

Dudley was a rarity in the shifter world. A human turned into a shifter, and not just any shifter, a Bashkiria. Two animals in one, dolphin and flamingo, and fear was his middle name. Heights, dark water, spiders, snakes──heck, you name it, Dudley feared it. However, he was not going to let that stop him from living and enjoying life. With his pink pony tail, manicured nails, and come hither outfits, Dudley was ready for anything──or so he thought.

Alexander is the head of the King’s Guard. He loved being an electric eel and vampire, loved being a Bashkiria world. He preferred to blend in and go unnoticed, and he faced any danger head on. That’s why, when he met Dudley, he thought Fate had lost her mind. How could this man, afraid of his own shadow, flamboyant, and “take note I am in the room” attitude, be the one for him? Alex sure hoped the term “Opposites Attract” is true, because as a shifter, Alex had to trust in the choice the Gods made for him. So Dudley can run, he can hide, but Alex will get his man──or will he?

ISBN: B075MKVSRF

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved the differences between Alex and Dudley. Dudley was so sweet and bubbly yet it was a mask to hide his insecurities about himself. Alex was strong and tough. Together these two realize they complete the other. Though they went through a rough beginning they shined through.

I really enjoyed this story and meeting all the shifters on Sovereignty Island. They were an interesting mix of species that flourished and persevered. I am curious though as to who is targeting the bird shifters on the island. I’m looking forward to also reading more about the fairyfly brothers and Como.

Fantastic read.

The Dame of Notre Dame by Geoffrey Knight

Title: The Dame of Notre Dame

Series: A Fathom’s Five Short Adventure

Author: Geoffrey Knight

Genre: Action & Adventure

Length: Shorty (26pgs)

Publisher: Geoffrey Knight (May 7, 2015)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Within a centuries-old tapestry on display in the palatial French estate of Lawrence Vanderbilt is a map to one of the greatest treasures of all time—the sword of Joan of Arc.

But when Professor Fathom’s men wind up captive in Vanderbilt’s dungeons, there’s only one person who can come to their rescue—the Professor’s caring yet cantankerous German housekeeper Elsa.

Now Elsa will have to use all her wits and feminine wiles to navigate her way through the secret passageways of Notre Dame Cathedral if she is to save the Fathom’s Five team.

Join the enigmatic Professor Fathom, New York adventurer Jake Stone, Brazilian biologist Eden Santiago, Texas cowboy Shane Houston, Italian art expert Luca da Roma, Californian college quarterback Will Hunter as well as Professor Fathom’s most trusted and cherished housekeeper herself, Elsa Strauss, on her very own adventure in… The Dame of Notre Dame.

Collect all the Fathom’s Five adventures—
The Cross of Sins: Fathom’s Five Book One
The Riddle of the Sands: Fathom’s Five Book Two
The Curse of the Dragon God: Fathom’s Five Book Three
The Tomb of Heaven: Fathom’s Five Book Four
The Temple of Time: Fathom’s Five Book Five
The Dame of Notre Dame: A Fathom’s Five Short Adventure

ISBN: B00XBVLTQ4

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I must say I was a little at a loss with this story as the MC is a female and I’m an mm reader.

But as the story progressed I enjoyed it. Elsa was simply adorable. The professor’s gang get themselves in a pickle and are captured and only Elsa can rescue them.

This is a fast paced short and sweet story with plenty of action and suspense as is fitting an adventure series. Really good addition to the series.

Great read.

The Temple of Time by Geoffrey Knight

Geoffrey Knight - The Temple of Time Cover 93nhlTitle: The Temple of Time

Series: Fathom’s Five 05

Author: Geoffrey Knight

Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery

Length: Novel (309pgs)

Publisher: Geoffrey Knight (June 17, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: There is a civilization that vanished without trace. There is a lost temple that can change time as we know it. There is a fragile fraternity that protects the most important secret in human history. And there is one man who will destroy everything and anyone to know the truth—his name is Caro Sholtez.

In his possession are the four pieces of the most powerful mythical clock in the world, and the only person who can stop him from finding the Temple that can unlock Time itself is Professor Fathom.

And so it seems to Caro Sholtez that distractions, kidnappings, killings are necessary to disperse the Professor’s men to keep them from stopping him from finding the one thing he wants—the power to control the passage of Time.

From the markets of Marrakesh to the pot parlors of Amsterdam, from the landmarks of London and Prague to the very cradle of Mayan civilization, join hunky New York adventurer Jake Stone, Brazilian biologist Eden Santiago, Texas cowboy Shane Houston, Italian art expert Luca da Roma, and Californian college quarterback Will Hunter on their greatest adventure yet.

Collect all the Fathom’s Five adventures—
The Cross of Sins: Fathom’s Five Book One
The Riddle of the Sands: Fathom’s Five Book Two
The Curse of the Dragon God: Fathom’s Five Book Three
The Tomb of Heaven: Fathom’s Five Book Four
The Temple of Time: Fathom’s Five Book Five
The Dame of Notre Dame: A Fathom’s Five Short Adventure

**Please note: This is the fifth book in the Fathom’s Five adventure series. It is recommended to read the series in order to fully appreciate the sequence of events.

ISBN: B07D73WGCW

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The gang is back for more adventure in this exciting addition to the series. Caro wants the piece of the clock to change time. He will stop at nothing from attaining the knowledge he seeks to achieve his goal.

Exciting, adventurous and danger are all in abundance in this fifth installment. The gang must stop Caro, but Caro is on a mission no matter the cost. Fathom’s Five finds themselves in precarious predicaments to save time itself from a madman.

I truly enjoyed this action packed installment. Danger is in abundance as well as sexy times in between the adventures the group are involved in. A wonderful thriller/adventure in the series.

Great read.

The Tomb of Heaven by Geoffrey Knight

Geoffrey Knight - The Tomb of Heaven Cover 26ft3Title: The Tomb of Heaven

Series: Fathom’s Five 04

Author: Geoffrey Knight

Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery

Length: Novella (135pgs)

Publisher: Geoffrey Knight (February 14, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: There is a man who changed the course of Russian history in his quest for the ultimate power. There is a hidden tomb that holds the secret to eternal life. There are five keys that can unlock the riddle to something every man desires—immortality.

From the islands of Mauritius to the streets of Karachi, from the rooftop terraces of Park Avenue to the ice-capped rooftop of the world, can New York adventurer Jake Stone and Texas cowboy Shane Houston find the mythical Tomb of Heaven before the legendary Elixir of Life falls into the wrong hands? Or is the destiny of humankind about to change forever?

Collect all the Fathom’s Five adventures—
The Cross of Sins: Fathom’s Five Book One
The Riddle of the Sands: Fathom’s Five Book Two
The Curse of the Dragon God: Fathom’s Five Book Three
The Tomb of Heaven: Fathom’s Five Book Four
The Temple of Time: Fathom’s Five Book Five
The Dame of Notre Dame: A Fathom’s Five Short Adventure

**Please note: This is the fourth book in the Fathom’s Five adventure series. It is recommended to read the series in order to fully appreciate the sequence of events.

ISBN: B06W5681DH

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jake and Shane go on an adventure to find the elixir of life and immortality before it falls into the wrong hands. Though I’m used to whole gang being in each book it was a nice change to focus on a few characters at a time.

I liked that romance seems to blossom but in each book it also appears elusive. There are still plenty of sexy times to be had as the two continue on with their mission. I enjoyed the story and it’s many elements as well as the characters themselves.

Great read.

Learning Patience by Flynn Eire

Flynn Eire - Learning Patience Cover 8394hyTitle: Learning Patience

Series: Hounds of Hell 19

Author: Flynn Eire

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (110 Pages)

Publisher: Supernatural Script Inc. (November 28, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Shane Dunn has double the worries of the other saved souls… Like his son is Nephilim too. Of course a demon so evil would target any child of those he’d already made deals for. And the problems he’s had since coming to the school of people assuming he sold his son’s soul has caused him and Norberto to shy away from others and drama.

And mating would bring drama, but still, Shane has always hoped that his mate was a Hellhound once he learned about them. Dreaming of the love some of the others have.

Colton Sethos is an impatient, loud guy every day of the week, but he likes munchkins. They’re cute, and teaching them martial arts soothes some of the hurt he endured taking souls to Hell. Never would he have thought his mate was one of the parents of his new karate class.

Things start off great, but when Norberto starts acting out and Shane picks his son over Colton, is there really a chance for them to be together forever?

ISBN: B077TJ3342

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Hounds of Hell 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 something about the way that Flynn tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time, but it will more than likely have you laughing your ass off at parts of it. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their love ones with their entire lives.

There is something about the way that Flynn tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time, but it will more than likely have you laughing your ass off at parts of it. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their love ones with their entire lives.

Shane was a save soul just like his son. They were both Nephilim and evil wanted them both. When they were first saved and brought to the school everyone wanted to throw blame on Shane, saying he sold his son but that wasn’t the truth. So he kept his son and himself away from the others. That is until one of the hellhounds figures out he is his mate.

Colton is a loud mouth hell hound who wants what he wants right then and now. But he loved teaching the kids. Finding out that one of his student’s father is his mate sends him into a sight to see. But the kid is just a bit jealous of his father and Colton. Going to need to be calm, cool and collected now.

I love the paranormal tone and the little bit of twists that come with it. I had never really thought about a story that not only has angels in it but hellhounds also. When one thinks hellhound, they think evil and death. Now granted they were originally from hell and they can kill who they think need to die, these guys are different. Now even though there is a bit of angst with each character, which at times can drive a reader nuts, there is very little danger. This one is a bit different as is Garnet being in trouble but no outside danger.

Other than that I had a blast reading this story. 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.

Eye of the Dragon by B.A. Tortuga

B.A. Tortuga - Eye of the Dragon Cover 4375h5Title: Eye of the Dragon

Series: Wildcatters 02

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (142 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-64080-813-3

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (10 May 2019)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 2.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Graduate student Cameron is on the trail of an ancient Chinese artifact, a ruby with a history. When he meets adventurer Poe in Mexico, he spills the beans on his quest, and Poe sees dollar signs as well as the hottest professor he’s ever met.

They head off to the salt flats and mountains of Utah, searching for a lost wagon train from the eighteen hundreds. What they find is danger beyond normal comprehension and a stone that drives men to insanity.

Soon Poe’s only concern is saving Cam, but to do that, he’ll need help from some old friends and a few new ones. When it becomes too late to turn away from their quest, Poe and Cam put themselves and their friends in deadly peril. It will take every bit of their talents and courage to make it through and survive the Dragon’s Eye.

Second Edition
First Edition published by Torquere Press, June 2008.

Purchase Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: I kind of knew what I was in for when I started Eye of the Dragon, although I wasn’t entirely happy about it, but I had already read book one in BA Tortuga’s Wildcatters series and silly me cannot handle not finishing a series. In saying that, I certainly had no surprises, so I found it easier to read. Eye of the Dragon is the sequel to Oil and Water, first publish in 2008 by Torquere press and second edition published by Dreamspinner in 2019.

However, the only disappointing thing is that this is in complete contrast to how much I’ve come to love BA Tortuga’s writing over the past year. I had already had the sneaking suspicion that I had tried reading Tortuga’s work about 10 years ago through Torquere Press, but I never got the spark of love which I get now from the author. I have now come to the conclusion that, quite simply, I don’t connect with Tortuga’s earlier work, and so I will leave it at that.

The story is a wild ride with tons of sex. I’m going to put in on front street, if you like a tonne of sex in your romances, this will probably appeal to you more than it does to me. For this reason I don’t feel comfortable going too deep into the plot because there feels like there is more sex than substance. I feel that there was never really any real context to the random sex scenes and it broke up the book too much for me. But the plot is fun, reading the blurb it made me think of a modern day, gay Indiana Jones type of thing. Cameron is a grad student who is out to get some life experience, and he finds it when he meets Poe (we met him briefly in book 1) in Mexico. The adventure is Poe and Cameron trying to find the relic known as the Eye of the Dragon. The guys together make a great couple and there really is a great spark between them, I just felt that it was lost along the way.

This review really pains me because of my recent love for Tortuga’s contemporary cowboy romances, but that’s just how it is.

Oil and Water by B.A. Tortuga

B.A. Tortuga - Oil & Water Cover 8347hrenTitle: Oil and Water

Series: Wildcatters 01

Author: BA Tortuga

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (144 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-64080-812-6

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (11 Jan 2019)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Oilman Max inherits a passel of trouble when his boss passes away and leaves him a house in England, a family full of squabbles, and a heck of a lot of money. He’s thinking London is the worst place on earth… until he meets Morgan.

Colorful, carefree, and a little crazy, Morgan is just what Max needs, and the two set out on the adventure of a lifetime, chasing pleasure wherever it takes them, learning that together they can make anything fun… and sexy.

Too bad reality has to set in, and Morgan’s multimillionaire father has a lot to say about what reality looks like. Will their different worlds conspire to separate them like oil and water?

Second Edition
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.

Purchase Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: This was an interesting experience for me.

Oil and Water is the first book in BA Tortuga’s Wildcatters series, originally published in 2006 by Torquere Press and second edition published by Dreamspinner in 2019. Over the past year I have found a great appreciation for Tortuga’s writing, although there was part of me that was sure I had read stuff from the author by Torquere Press in the past (before finding Dreamspinner Press authors, I read a lot of Torquere Press). It was something that niggled at me although I had found that I loved pretty much everything I’ve read by Tortuga released by Dreamspinner. Which made it interesting. I have now had the epiphany that while I love Tortuga’s recent stuff, I struggled with her earlier stuff (i.e. the books published by Torquere press).

The story is about Max and Morgan, who are both obscenely rich which is what makes the stories and its numerous settings possible. Max is the Oilman of the story; he’s inherited land in England and has had to travel over the pond to deal with the issues surround his new inheritance. He’s a fish out of water and doesn’t belong in England. But things look up when he meets Morgan. Morgan is laid back and his carefree lifestyle is funded by his millionaire father. He is all about where the next adventure takes him and is a breath of fresh air into Max’s more structured life. As soon as they meet each other the crazy whirlwind of adventure takes off. The guys travel together, having sex in just about every location, until Morgan’s father brings reality crashing down. Apparently, you can’t live a carefree, adventurous life forever. Now Max and Morgan have to figure out where their next adventure together takes them.

After reading Oil and Water I’m now sure that the massive change in my interest in Tortuga’s writing was the style itself back over ten years ago. While I enjoyed the story and despite being well written, I found it difficult to connect to and get really stuck into the story and the pace was too slow. In the end it boiled down to that I feel that this was a story of a couple of spoiled men just bumming around, travelling and having sex.

TCS: The Studio by Mike E. Galloway

Title: TCS: The Studio

Series: Tribal Culture Studio 01

Author: Mike E. Galloway

Genre: Coming of Age, Contemporary

Length: Novel (338pgs)

Publisher: Mike E. Galloway (September 7, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 2 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Jason Gelardi is a college dropout who wants the perfect life and the perfect boyfriend. With a knack for photography, he establishes Tribal Culture Studio, a modeling agency in San Diego, and hires several hot guys to be models for him. Over the course of his career, he works with a charming surfer, a mechanical engineering graduate student, and a rising water polo athlete, among others.

TCS: The Studio is a coming-of-age experience for Jason as he learns responsibility and self-reliance. Find out which of the lucky studs he can end up with, and how successful he can become at not only love, but in business.

ISBN: B07GT8V9JC

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa & Shorty

Lisa’s Review: 💖💖💖 2 1/2 Hearts

Jason has dropped out and on the lookout for a boyfriend, he decides the perfect career will help him. He can take their photos and get a good look at the man candy while doing it. He falls head over heals for one, takes him out, and lets just say things don’t go the way he wants. Where as his cousin wants to get in and well you can see where that which direction that is going to go.

Jason is a whiny brat who needs to go back to adulting. He has the worst taste in boyfriends and might just cost him. The characters were interesting but they sounded like each other although Jason does have his own voice. However the other two were different people but the way the story was told, one would think they were the same guy. The dialog was off quite a bit.

The plot or what I had assumed was the plot started off pretty good, but then it lost it part way in. The story itself jumped characters which made me want to chuck it. It had no heat and no bite to it to make it stand out. The title alone would have me passing it by, boring as hell. To be honest when I started reading, I was thinking the book was going to just be a porn story. I was glad to find out that was not the case. However by the midway, I would have prefered the porn. Just to give it that spark. The story did have potential but it failed to deliver a top notch story. It was dull and made me not want to finish the story. It didn’t catch my attention like it should have and makes me want to avoid the next books. There was no spark to it, nothing to make it stand out. One one side Jason takes a chance after dropping out of school. However the other side was the fact that he did it hoping to find a boyfriend. It made me think that it was either being told by a teenager with raging hormones or a completely newbie writer.

Now on the plus side, I didn’t see too many grammar or spelling mistakes that one usually gets from an unknown author. The characters while not being separate, do have potential to change their direction. The pace was pretty even, but the jumping made the story hard to follow. This being the first book, it does give Jason a chance at growing into who he is suppose to be.

There was a lot to the story that was not needed. There is more in it that should have been cut out. There is great potential to be a top story however this particular book doesn’t deliver that. So as it is standing, this book was not for me.

Shorty’s Review: 💖💖💖 2 1/2 Hearts

I did not chose this book to review. I was asked to review it as a second opinion. The problem is I do not care for these types of stories myself but I read it anyway.

Jason really bugged me at times. I don’t know why he thought he’d find a boyfriend while at work or with models. His whole demeanor just rubbed me the wrong way. I liked the idea of the story but the actual delivery was a huge letdown. Jason needs to grow up so he borrows money and starts taking pictures of hot guys who model for him. A lot of these guys sounded similiar to one another and it was hard to connect with any of the characters in the story.

The story seemed long winded and drawn out when there was no need for it to be so I lost interest before the halfway mark but continued to read. Jason did begin to show signs of maturity. I kept thinking in my head he does know there is no such thing as perfect right? I really hate that word: perfect.

I’m sorry but this story was not for me.

Running On Empty by S.E. Jakes Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

S.E. Jakes - Running On Empty TourBanner

Hi guys, we have S.E. Jakes popping in today with the tour for her long awaited release Running On Empty, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Running On Empty

(Havoc 03)
by

S.E. Jakes

After years of running wild, Linc might’ve finally run out of road.

After a brutal capture at the hands of the Heathens Motorcycle Club, Linc is just trying to heal, mentally and physically. But he’s got men in his life who are complicating everything. There’s Mercy—a Havoc MC biker and the man he is falling fast for—plus an undercover ATF agent and a rogue Havoc member.

But Mercy’s keeping him at arm’s length, and Linc is spinning. In an attempt to regain his equilibrium, he heads to the bar where he first met Mercy. Night after night, he escapes Havoc bonds and continues down his merry path of mayhem . . . mainly in the hopes that Mercy will give chase.

Since Linc’s capture by his old MC, Mercy’s been dealing with the fallout of his guilt. He’s trying to give Linc space and still watch over him—all without Linc’s knowledge. But with Linc’s old job calling and a threat to Havoc MC heating up, can they make their way back together?

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Tarragon by Jo Tannah

Title: Tarragon

Series: Rise of the Symbionts 04

Author: Jo Tannah

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novella (160pgs)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (April 12, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Embracing magic was only the first step.

Before Kallen, there was Tarragon. Oryon history sees him as the first and greatest of all technomage kings. What history has forgotten, however, is that he was also the very first to partner with a symbiont.

Tarragon altered the face of Oryon’s history when he fully embraced magic and emerged as the first ever technomage king.

At the age of eighteen, Tarragon became clan king by default. Seven years later, with the help of the scorned magicians, Tarragon defeated the Zaruthra and Caprici clans. Not only had he been almost unbeatable on the field of battle, but his political leadership and emerging talent as a mage were evidenced by the fact that his empire would live on for a long time, even after his death, through his children because of the infrastructure and policies he put in place. He took advantage of a more advanced technology but also showed brutality in the execution of his opposition’s leaders. Surrounded by deadly rivals that were intent on eradicating his family, as the last surviving heir, Tarragon, needed to learn how to control his magic and how to fight. Survival was not easy, and if it meant getting involved in a dangerous secret, so be it.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2458-9

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Tarragon is a young man in the middle of a war that took his family in brutal ways. He’s determined not to end the same as his family did against his enemies. Along the way he discovers who and what he is.

I loved this story. It was intriguing reading about Tarragon and all that transpired to make him what he became. There are are many twists and turns as well as revelations that lend a greater understanding as the book progressed.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Beauty Has Balls by James Cox

Title: Beauty Has Balls

Series: Cox Club 03

Author: James Cox

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (99pgs)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (31st October 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Nevin meets Marco in the most unlikely of places … a serial killer’s basement.

Nevin’s in a new town, looking for a new job and a new man. His first date turns out to be the worst choice ever. He wakes up in a cage with chains and a collar. But he’s not alone. The sexy Italian beside him is bruised, naked, and not giving up.

Marco never expected his co-worker at The Cox Club to hit him over the head and drag him into a damn cage. But here he was. Bruised, naked, humiliated, and the only thing keeping him from giving up is the young guy in the next cell who’s caught this psycho’s eye.

Will they actually survive this nightmare? And if they do, can they ever truly heal?

Be Warned: m/m sex, violence, sexual assault by villain

ISBN: 978-1-77339-833-4

Product Link: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This story blew me away with it’s intensity. A serial killer has Nevin and Marco in his grasp after hitting Marco over the head at the cox club where they work and then Taking Nevin when they go out on a date. This story is beautifully heartbreaking yet intense in that the two MC’s never give up hope despite being abused and tortured by a demented serial killer.

I loved how despite their predicament Marco and Nevin were there for each other. Such an emotional story as we see how Maro and Nevin deal with what is happening to them and deal with what they went through after everything is over.

Humorous, gritty, emotional, sexy times to be had in this amazing addition to the series.

Highly recommended.

Death By Dick by James Cox

Title: Death By Dick

Series: Cox Tales 02

Author: James Cox

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Length: Novella (146pgs)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (4th September 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: The day a hooker dropped dead on Kyler’s dick changed his life forever…

When Kyler graduated high school, he wanted to give himself the gift of his first blowjob from a sexy male hooker. Then said hooker drops dead in his lap. Yeah, he has that kind of luck. Now, the police are after him, he can’t go home because of an abusive father, and he ends up working at The Cox Club, a small town gay gentlemen’s club.

Seamus is on his first undercover mission for the FBI. The problem is that he doesn’t think their terrorist suspect, Kyler, is guilty. Oh, and there’s also the matter of giving Kyler a hand job … on the FBI’s hidden camera. His first field mission may be his last.

When bullets start flying, it’s up to Seamus to find out the truth and he has to do it before Kyler becomes a victim.

Be Warned: m/m sex

ISBN: 978-1-77339-787-0

Product Link: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Kyler works at the cox club when he meets Seamus, an undercover FBI agent sent to investigate him for terrorist attacks. Seamus thinks Kyler is innocent as he grows closer to the young man. What starts out as an investigation quickly turns into so much more between the two men.

I loved everything about this story. The plot was amazing. The characters all had their roles to pay in bringing this story to life. The investigation was detailed and engaging.

Fantastic addition to the series and highly recommended.

Love’s Liability by Flynn Eire

Title: Love’s Liability

Series: Warrior Camp 19

Author: Flynn Eire

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (106 Pages)

Publisher: Supernatural Script Inc. (December 26, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Zeke Parker is a chocolatier and candy master trying to move on from his past and hiding precious cargo from bad people… Which are his twin sons. So he has a lot on his plate, and while scary, he welcomes the chance to move into the new subdivision, as it’s better protection for them and he can stop hiding he’s a vampire.

Linden Henning hates his family and made a deal with Seneca to get free of them while continuing to do good work as Wyrok to protect people. But there is one person from his past he cannot let go.

Imagine his surprise when he finds little Zeke at the new place he’ll live and acting like they’ve never met. But when Zeke seems to be in trouble and running from something, he’ll stop at nothing to help the man he’s longed for even if it means pissing off some of the oldest vampires alive. Can Zeke risk the safety of the twins to see if Linden is who he thought or evil like his family?

ISBN: B07MNWX835

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Lex must protect his sister’s sons from their father. When she died he was always afraid that the man would show up and run with them. When the Wyrok gave him and the boys safety, he was still living in fear. Then Linden shows up and his fear racks up even more, for Linden is the boy’s uncle. It is going to take Linden some fancy steps to help the man he loves feel safe as well as the boys.

I always get a kick out of this author’s imagination and the worlds she creates. They always catch my attention and this story was no different. I must admit that I actually liked this a bit more than the others because they didn’t follow the same pattern as many of the others did. It seemed to flow even better than I thought. I got a kick out of the boys and they have made my favorite characters board. Action pact, candy filled and some pretty hot sexy times are just a bit of what you get in this story and so much more.

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

Falling Sky by Cree Storm

Title: Falling Sky

Series: Haven Ranch 03

Author: Cree Storm

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (146 pages)

Publisher: Cree Storm (March 3, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:💖💖💖💖💖5 Hearts

Blurb: Sky and Hardy cannot be in the same room without arguing. When Emry has had enough and demands that Selene give him new mates, she becomes so angry, the three men find themselves neck deep in snow and trying to figure out how to survive. This requires team work.

Just when the three think they have figured out what they need to do, a surprise visitor comes along and threatens to destroy any progress Sky, Hardy, and Emry may have made.

Can Sky, Hardy, and Emry come together? The fate of all paranormals relies on just that. However, as everyone knows, choices come with consequences, and some consequences can have devastating effects..

ISBN: B06XF4GX8Y

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Sky is my favorite character in the series. He is opinionated, snarky and all around sarcastic. When Hardy and Sky come to a head in an argument the goddess Selene has had enough of the bickering and sends the three mates away from the others with none of their shifter abilities.

I found it intriguing that Emry and Hardy had to learn to rely on their human selfs instead of relying on their abilities to help. Sky was used to this already. The surprise visitor and his revelations took me by surprise.

Intriguing read and a great addition to the series.

Highly recommended.

Storm Crow by T.A. Creech

Title: Storm Crow

Series: Legends of Osaire 03

Author: T.A. Creech

Genre: Gay Fantasy, Erotic Romance

Length: Novella (117pgs)

Publisher: JMS Books LLC (October 6, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Master fire mage Alegan Ilsace heads to the Fire Stars, great volcanic islands in the Vensalin Ocean, to harness the untamed power of Toa. He needs the power to snatch his family from death. But all of his dreams lie in shambles when he fails and pays for his impertinence in blood.

Catli, Koan of his village and speaker for Toa, finds a stranger injured on the mountainside and drags him home. As Alegan’s past comes to light, Catli is drawn in by his bright, though understated, nature. Catli would rather spend his days doing his duties to the village and learning about the intriguing mage he rescued, but then a usurper strikes.

One way or the other, Catli’s days are full of Alegan. Whether they continue on Toa or have to make their way out in the world depends upon the strength of Catli’s power.

ISBN: 9781634867436

Product Link: JMS Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Alegan, lost in the grief of his dead family for four years, attempts a dangerous thing by asking a god to resurrect his family. He pays a price for the asking. Catli nurses him back to health as the pull between them grows stronger. Another fire mage challenges him for his title and loses.

Although this was an interesting story I felt bored with it at times. The descriptions of the village were quaint and peaceful. Calti seemed nice and caring for his people. I was glad Alegan found someone to ease his pain and move forward in his life. This book does connect with other two but only at the end.

Good read.

Knight Errant by T.A. Creech

Title: Knight Errant

Series: Legends of Osaire 02

Author: T.A. Creech

Genre: Fantasy, Erotic Romance

Length: Novella (107pgs)

Publisher: JMS Books LLC (July 8, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: When an Archmage needs a guard to see him through the enchanted Alahanai Forest, dwarf Einith Redstone jumps on the opportunity. The amount of coin offered for the contract is enormous, and he wants to help a fellow dwarf find his Heartstone. And then Einith is stunned when the enticing elf Tae’liamath joins them as their guide.

Their journey through Alahanai is more dangerous than expected, physically and personally. Between the search for a missing knight out of legend and a bond unexpectedly formed, Einith and Tae find themselves growing close, and their emotions are sent reeling. With a Heartstone at stake, magickal encounters, and falling for each other, Einith and Tae have much to overcome before their journey ends.

ISBN: 9781634864176

Product Link: JMS Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A great adventure as three men travel to find a knight that was imprison many years ago. Einith and Tae are hired to help an archmage. What makes this book so good as it seems like it’s two stories in one. You have an archmage who was in a fierce battle a long time ago when his mate was stolen from him. He’s been searching for his mate ever since.

Then you Einith and Tae who are a growing closer to each other as the story progresses. There are dangers everywhere as they travel and dangerous situations arrive that put them in harms way. I seriously loved everything about this story from to finish.

Best book in the series in my opinion. Fantastic read.

Witch King by T.A. Creech

Title: Witch King

Series: Legends of Osaire 01

Author: T.A. Creech

Genre: Fantasy, Erotic Romance

Length: Novella (88pgs)

Publisher: JMS Books LLC (June 11, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: King Solna Nalion is tired of war. Standing in the aftermath of yet another battle over an ancient insult, he longs for the possibility of ending the wars at last — and finds it in Vius Tylele, a wounded warrior who is not what he seems. In light of Tylele’s charm and intelligence, Nalion schemes to unite their countries for a lasting peace, one that might even bring love.

Nothing is as it seems and Vius Tylele knows that all too well. But King Nalion’s marriage proposal, while ridiculous, has merit. Between petulant generals, tainted magic, and falling unexpectedly in love, Vius discovers he has more to lose than he thought. His country, his magic, and even his heart.

ISBN: 9781634861281

Product Link: JMS Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Two kings tired of war make a deal with each other to bring peace to their people who have been at war for a long time due to King Solna’s, a human, people stealing King Tylele’s, an elf, ancestors consort. The war is never ending and brutal.

The deal is they marry each other and Solna gives up his kingdom. But not everyone is happy with the decision. On the way to Vuis home Vuis becomes deathly ill.

It was an adventure to travel with these two men and see how they dealt with danger and each other as they grew closer.

I liked the story though it could use some editing as there were words in sentences that either did not need to be there or were in the wrong place. Aside from that some scenes like the fighting scenes were way too short.

Blur Rey by Cree Storm

Title: Blue Rey

Series: Haven Ranch 02

Author: Cree Storm

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (202pgs)

Publisher: Cree Storm (January 17, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Nothing in life comes for free….Rey had never felt as if he fit in anywhere. Even learning he had two brothers didn’t really change that. However, having Dustin and Winter brought into his life helped ease his loneliness. The day Rey was told that these two men were his life mates was scary, yet amazing. Finally he would not have to go through life only able to count on himself…he would have his hippo and shark shifter mates to help him every step of the way….but it would definitely come at a cost.

Dustin hurt for his mate. He knew the little red panda shifter was sad and felt like an outcast in Haven. That couldn’t be further from the truth, but he didn’t know how to help him through it. Going to Winter, the two men came up with a plan. However soon that plan was put on hold.

They had all been warned that it was up to them to help save the paranormal/shifter world.

However, being forced to go to the one Island no one ever entered, was not something any of them had planned out or thought through. It was just a fact that there was no choice if their destiny was to be fulfilled. The question was would they even make it to the Island alive and even if they did, would they live to tell about it.

ISBN: B01MY8BB7J

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The saga continues with Rey, Dustin and Winter. Rey does not feel like he fits in at all so Dustin and Winter decide to show him how wrong he is. An unexpected trip to an island with shifters sets in motion things that will culminate for all involved.

I loved this story with it’s cast of characters new and old. I found it intriguing to read about the island shifters. I love this series and hope it continues.

Highly recommended.