Vanilla Spiced Omega by Susi Hawke

Susi Hawke - Vanilla Spiced Omega Cover 83jrb4Title: Vanilla Spiced Omega

Series: The Hollydale Omegas 05

Author: Susi Hawke

Genre: MPreg, Paranormal

Length: Novella (117 Pages)

Publisher: Susi Hawke (March 30, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: ”Shane is my stepbrother; he’s family and strictly off-limits.”

Shane Prescott is a fun-loving omega with a knack for landing in trouble. He prides himself on efficiently running the waitstaff at his brother’s restaurant, Kamasouptra. Between his brother-slash-bestie, Keith, and his dog, Rocky, Shane doesn’t need anything else to make him happy. Love would be nice, but that ship sailed the day his mom married Keith’s dad.

Keith Anderson is focused on two things: making Kamasouptra the premiere place to dine in Hollydale and not giving into his feelings for his stepbrother. For the past several years, his life has been running smoothly to the point of being in rut. Keith’s life begins to change when an offbeat old lady befriends him and starts to make Keith think that it’s time to alpha up and chase what he really wants.

Between a smarmy food critic, April Fools pranks gone wrong, and two helpful old coots who dispense their unsolicited folksy wisdom to the brothers—you’ll be in stitches as you root for a pair of men who are so busy trying to follow societal expectations that they’re oblivious to the clear signs that maybe… just maybe… they were never meant to have a brotherly relationship in the first place. Things are about to change in major ways for this pair of stepbrothers, if they can just be brave enough to take a chance for happiness.

ISBN: B07Q3N1ZBD

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Shane and Keith have been friends since grade school and knew they loved each other. Then their parents met and married making them family. It stopped them from ever trying to get together or even let the other know how they truly felt. It took two goofy ghosts to help them along.

I was not really sure how I wanted this review to go. I do not really care for alpha and omega’s who never shift. It takes away from the paranormal side of things other than the fact that ghost show up and the omega’s can get pregnant. My main issues with this and it doesn’t have much to do with the book is something the author threw in to the story that drives me nuts. It shows that the author has issues with certain things and adds it in to the story. It was about reviews and readers making me not really want to even bother with the story. However that is just my issues but readers do buy their books so you get what I am saying.

Now as for the story itself the characters were quite quirky and I got a kick out of them both. I love how omega’s know they can get pregnant but never think it when they start getting sick. It actually makes it feel like you are knowing them quite well. I did notice that this story came off a lot better than the previous books. It didn’t feel rushed but well thought out and the story just seemed to pop out better.

I find that Tom is still my favorite out of all the characters and he is still the same sweetie as he was when we first see him. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the next book. I might even say that I can see myself reading this more than once.

Breaking His Spell by Foster Bridget Cassidy Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Breaking His Spell

by

Foster Bridget Cassidy

Klint doesn’t believe in true love. As an Alma, an immortal magician, he knows such feelings can’t last forever. The death of his mortal lover almost a hundred years ago proved it. But Klint’s resolve gets put to the test when he’s tasked with saving a prince from a dark spell. With Carishina, his friend and fellow Alma, in tow, he sets off for Terius.

Carishina’s ideas for breaking spells differ greatly from Klint’s. While he tries potions, Carishina tries kisses. Only one of them will succeed.

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Mating Dance by Samantha Cayto

Title: Mating Dance

Series: Blood Wars 05

Author: Samantha Cayto

Genre: Science Fiction, Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (254 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (April 19, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.

Trey Duncan’s career as a Boston cop has taken an unearthly turn. He’s become embroiled in an alien war being fought on his planet. Each battle they win is a short-lived reprieve. As he helps his new vampire-like friends save his own people, he can’t help but become emotionally involved, especially when it comes to the disturbingly appealing Demi. A hybrid of human and alien, the boy is both older and younger than he seems. To Trey, he remains a temptation he must resist.

Demi is a young man caught between two species and cultures. While his fathers have always kept a tight rein on him, he is starting to break away from their control. He knows what he wants, and from the moment he set eyes on Trey, he knew that the cop was the man for him. Since the last battle, he finally has hope that Trey feels the same way.

Biology forces both their hands, but Trey and Demi are still worlds apart in what they see as their future together. When their enemy’s legacy comes back to haunt them, it’s up to them to lead the way.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-728-9

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Trey is an ordinary human who is also a homicide detective. He came across a wild secret not too long ago and gave his word to help the aliens he befriended. The vampire’s were fighting a war that brought death and destruction to many. However there was one alien vampire that he wanted in more fun ways but felt that the kid was just to young. Boy is he in for a big surprise.

Demi is a hybrid, one of his fathers was human whereas the other was alien. He loved them with all his heart but damn if he couldn’t pull one over on them. He wanted the human cop to do more than just notice him. Leave it to his biology and his fathers to help move things along further. He must go through from boy to man stage with some hot sex. He might get what he desires more than life, that is if Trey will fall in line. Things are going to heat up.

This story has a dark tone to much of it but the way it is written just makes that part of the story even better. I think that this is probably one of the few series that can pull that off in a way that keeps my attention. The characters are quite entertaining but I must admit that I don’t really care for Trey like I should have. He is quite a bit older than Demi, but in reality he is actually younger by many years. The thing is Demi still looks like a teenager and it drives our detective crazy. Whatever just happened to getting your freak on. It does go deeper into some areas of the story that will fascinate the reader.

It is a very good story with quite a bit of action going on. Plus I liked the surprise in who the bad guy is. Very good plot and made the story rock. I had quite a bit of fun reading it and can’t wait to see what the next book has going on. I can guarantee that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

Cidar Spiced Omega by Susi Hawke

Title: Cider Spiced Omega

Series: The Hollydale Omegas 09

Author: Susi Hawke

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, MPreg

Length: Novella (165 pages)

Publisher: (September 23, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: You can’t plan when you’ll fall in love—sometimes it just kinda sneaks up on you.

Todd Foxx was only looking to unwind from the stress of running The Sausage Shack when he went out for an evening of fun at The Big O. After he ended the evening by hooking up with a hot new alpha in town, he certainly never thought he’d see him again.

Hugo Keller left his high-profile job as a certified cicerone back east and moved across country to take a brewmaster job in Hollydale’s unique beer garden and sausage restaurant. A single dad, his only plans involved giving his young son a place to put down roots and focusing on his new job—even if it was a major step down from where he began. He certainly never expected to see his smoking hot one night stand again.

Can two men—and one precocious little boy—find a way to make a family? As Hugo and Todd slowly journey from lovers to coworkers to friends and back to lovers, they’ll need to deal with an ex-wife with boundary issues, a surprise pregnancy, and mysterious “mill girls” who like to giggle in the night.

ISBN: B07HG6FQGQ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in The Hollydale Omega 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 a rule that should be followed, never mess around with someone you work with. That was one of Todd’s little rules, to bad he forgot it in one night. To be fair he had no clue Hugo was his newest employee, but it was a fun night. A night that left them with a little gift.

Hugo had been married once before and it left him with a cute little four year old that asked many, and I do mean many questions. One night with a sexy omega and damn his eyes if he doesn’t walk into work and see him. To his shock and surprise, it is his new boss. Things are going to get real interesting. That is if his nutty ex-wife could keep her word and the three little girls who keep showing up did not drive him crazy first. Wait till you find out who those girls are, or should I say what they are.

When I first started reading this series I had decided four books later to drop her off my reading list. There had been so much spelling and grammar wrong with them that left me not wanting to waste my time on them. Even though there is a lot of humor mixed in with just a bit of paranormal weirdness to keep me entertained. I had decided on this story to just give it one more chance and I was very surprised with it. Which now makes me want to read the four I did not read.

The puns were quite a blast to read even if the freaky ghost were a little out there. It does make a good Halloween type story though. I liked the characters and Tom is always a pleasure to have in a story. Now I am still not a fan of the paranormal aspect of a story that doesn’t actually have the men doing anything other than giving birth. They don’t shift or anything like that and it is a downside for me. Also the alpha and omega titles with human guys doesn’t really do for it either. That was actually my only issues with this story and I hate to say would continue to do so.

Other than that it was a pleasant surprise and I was glad to have taken the time to read it. I like the uniqueness to it, as I only know one other author who writes similar stories. I am sorry to say that it won’t be a type of story that will be read more than, oh a half a dozen times (laugh). I had a blast reading it and look forward to the next book.

Where Song Replaces Silence by Layla Dorine Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Where Song Replaces Silence

by

Layla Dorine

Raze halts his midnight joy ride to give chase to twinkling lights that appear in the road before him and then lead him deep into a forest, where he falls into another world. There, magic is real, wishes are granted, and no one is considered odd or out of place.

Raze has never fit in anywhere in his own world and uses his angry attitude to keep others at bay and mask his anxieties and fears in this new place. A dangerous combination in Loas, where rudeness is frowned upon and foul language can land him in a dungeon.

Rurin, an inhabitant of Loas, tries to teach Raze about their world, its magic and its residents, but he faces Raze’s stubborn resistance at every turn. Bitter about his past, pessimistic about his future, Raze sees what could be, but he struggles to accept it. In the meantime, his encounters with the Fae range from hostile sarcasm to potential danger. While he attempts to keep the promises he’s made to Rurin and follow the rules laid out for him, Raze grows more and more curious about the place where he’s landed. It’s too bad he keeps making poor choices.

As the connection between them grows, Rurin works to keep Raze from being banished, but Raze may be cast out of the Loas before he has the opportunity to discover the true reason he was led there in the first place.

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Witchblood by Lissa Kasey

Title: Witchblood

Series: Kitsune Chronicles 01

Author: Lissa Kasey

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novel (368pgs)

Publisher: Lissa Kasery (March 8, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3 1/2 – 4 Hearts

Blurb: Sebastian Volkov, a fox shifter raised among werewolves, ran from everything he ever loved after a brutal attack that left him fearing his own shadow. That night a single kiss saved his life and left him with fantasies of a man whose face he couldn’t remember. When Sebastian’s car breaks down in a small Washington town, he meets an Alpha werewolf who reminds him vaguely of a stranger’s kiss.

A year ago Liam Ulrich, Alpha of the Northern Cascade’s Pack, shared a magic filled kiss with a virtual stranger, the infamous Witchblood child of the most powerful werewolf in the world. Since that night, Liam has been waiting for Sebastian to find his way home. Liam knows that Sebastian doesn’t trust easily, or at all, so he’s going to have to give his prickly mate time and space.

The past Sebastian tried to escape still stalks him and slowing down gives it time to catch up.
When the werewolves’ ultimate enemy rises up to cast its shadow over them all, Sebastian realizes he will have to stop running or risk losing everything…. including his hope of a future with Liam.

Edit: Edition updated to reflect minor character changes, grammatical corrections and a removal of about 500 words.

ISBN: B07NZ8RBQ1

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I really enjoyed this story about Sebastian and Liam. Sebastian is witchblood with kitsune in him as well. The story starts with him about to die after a brutal attack and a mysterious stranger saves him. Years later he meets the stranger again but does not remember him right away.

This story had a lot going on in it. I loved the suspense and mystery surrounding Sebastian. But I will admit to wanting to know what happened to Nicky for sure instead of Sebastian guessing. That was never answered.

A mix of drama, suspense and action this story delivers an interesting story to be sure. I will admit to being lost a couple of times throughout as it seemed to jump from one thing to another out of the blue aside from that it was a good intense beginning to a series.

Good read.

Tattoos and Brews by Hannah Walker

Title: Tattoos and Brews

Series: Corrent City Tales 03

Author: Hannah Walker

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (290pgs)

Publisher: Hannah Walker (November 11, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Nylian Lukalyn, Ny to his friends, leads a content life— working for the family business, while enjoying life as part of the fae community. Watching friends fall in love hasn’t been easy, and he wonders if his ceile, his soul mate, is truly out there, or if he’s destined to spend his life alone.
Dran leads a solitary life, partly because he’s a bear shifter, but mostly because it is the life he has chosen. He’s devoted to tattooing and creating art. While he hopes to find his mate someday, he’s waiting patiently for the right person to appear in his life.

A chance meeting between Ny and Dran leaves an intense, simmering attraction. One they’d both love to pursue, but life isn’t as easy as that. The after-effects of an attack on their paranormal community has left their attention and budding romance divided while both are forced to focus on other aspects of paranormal life.

When another feral attack rocks the community, it shows how much danger they are all in— the most lethal feral they’ve encountered so far is out for blood. Friends old and new work together to try and bring the attacks to an end. Ny and Dran must figure out exactly what they mean to each other while praying that none of them lose their lives while they battle to rid Corent City of the ferals.

ISBN: B07KFGBXKD

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Sweet story about Ny and Dran. I love these two together. Most of the book focused on them and their relationship amid attacks on the group. It was an emotional story with sweet and tender moments.

I love that other characters showed up in the story as well. The only thing was that I wanted to know more about the feral outbreaks and attacks not to mention why they are happening. I assume all will be revealed in future books.

Great read.

Star Dance by Samantha Cayto

Title: Star Dance

Series: Alien Blood Wars 04

Author: Samantha Cayto

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (256 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 25, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.

Malcolm MacLerie has long made his home in the wild Highlands of Scotland. Sick of the endless war with Dracul and living with terrible guilt over the crash, he seeks peace and quiet. When his captain asks for his help one last time, however, he can’t refuse. Honor demands no less. His surveillance of Dracul’s castle turns into a rescue mission when a brutalized boy runs right into his arms.

Brenin has survived the vicious life of being an alien’s slave. His desperate bid to escape leads him into yet another monster’s castle—or so he fears. The more time he spends with Malcolm, the more he doubts his own worries. He has to fight a pull toward this alien who wears a kilt and fights with a sword.

Malcolm isn’t looking to get attached to anyone, let alone a traumatized human, but Brenin’s knowledge of the monster’s lair makes him invaluable and forces them to work together. Duty turns to desire, despite his best intentions. Even as they fight their growing attraction, they keep getting in deeper.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-700-5

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Brenin had been kicked out for being gay and did all he could to survive. That was how he ended up in such a horrible place. Now he was a slave to a monster that used men, got them pregnant as many times as he could and then killed them. He had no clue how to get out. To his surprise it was another slave, one that was heavily pregnant and wanted to die, that gave him the way to safety. Safety all right, one that led him into the arms of another monster, or so he thought.

Malcolm felt that the crash on the planet that they were stuck on. He felt the guilt and anguish from it. He would follow his captain any where but his heart had no longer been in it. He wanted to live his life alone so to speak, but knew he would always come when Alex called for his help. It led him to the young man that would call to him in a way no one else could.

Evil was out there and many twists will come to this story. This story more outlined the sexual assaults on the young humans who were being changed better than the previous books did. It had quite a bit more details to it that I quite enjoyed. I loved Demi and the young men a lot more than I really did the others. The lingo was a bit harder to understand but after awhile I figured it out. It is a very good story that is action packed and danger filled.

I can’t say that this is one of my favorite series but it ranks pretty high on my reading list. I had a few issues with the book that might just be the company mistake instead of the authors, as it was missing the first page to each chapter. However it was easy to figure it out. It didn’t really take away from the story as I had expected, just drove me crazy.

The story itself is quite unique and I enjoyed reading it. I can guarantee that it will be read many times over.

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In The Eye Of The Wind

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Katherine Wyvern

Born in the northern wastes of Kaleva in the middle of a devastating war between light and darkness, Rikko’ has found his way south to the warm shores of the Circled Sea, the first elver to ever turn pirate.

Forbidden by the rules of the Andalouan court to pursue such an ungentlemanly career, Gael can only dream of ever becoming a doctor, and his medical studies remain unfinished until his aunt the Queen sends him on a covert mission to the pirate city of Beyas’kahl.

And here, after one night with Rikko’, all his loyalties are put to the test.

Queen Amata has reigned for three decades, and she always used her men cunningly. But even the best player can miscalculate, and her blunder places Gael first in slavery, then in a naval battle, and finally, worst of all, face to face with Rikko’s darkest and deadliest side.

From such darkness, is there any coming back? Is there any hope of love for Gael, or redemption for Rikko’?

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A Harmony of Fire and Earth by Antonia Aquilante Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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A Harmony of Fire and Earth

(Elemental Magicae 02)
by

Antonia Aquilante

Prince Edmund of Thalassa and Prince Arden of Aither are eagerly anticipating their upcoming wedding, but the danger to their kingdom hasn’t lessened. They have a plan, but they won’t be able to carry it out alone: they need a strong wielder of each Element, whom they can trust implicitly, to carry out the magic.

Rhys is a commoner and wielder of Earth magic. He and his sister have made a living from the use of their magic for years and have become highly respected in scholarly circles, though he prefers a more simple life with his plants. When a message from Prince Arden reaches them asking for their help, they don’t hesitate. They stop only to request that Gaz, a strong Fire wielder and the man Rhys has long been enamored of, accompany them on the journey to Thalassa’s royal palace.

What no one knows is that Gaz was once known as Prince Gareth of Thalassa and is Edmund’s younger brother, long believed dead. He fled his home after his Fire Affinity made itself known and put him in danger, and he had no intention of ever going back. But he can’t keep himself from going to his brother’s aid, despite the risk of discovery and of the weight of his secrets potentially crushing his fledgling relationship with Rhys.

Working against time, they must find a way to come together in a magical working the likes of which none of them has ever imagined, or their homelands will surely burn.

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Shadowmancer by Devin Harnois

Title: Shadowmancer

Series: Paladin Charm 01

Author: Devin Harnois

Genre: High Fantasy

Length: Novel (189pgs)

Publisher: October Night Publishing (March 5, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Marius Everhart is something even mages fear — a shadowmancer. His power marks him as cursed, a creature belonging to the Queen of Shadows. Marius escaped her realm with his memories corrupted and his sanity in tatters, managing to live a fragile, lonely existence at the edges of society.

Some might call Ayodele Sauveterre delusional. He prefers the term “optimistic”. With his homeland in danger from invasion, Ayodele will do anything to protect it, even recruit a shadowmancer. Marius’s incredible power and gentle nature make him a perfect addition to Paladin Charm, a new mage guild dedicated to helping rather than exploiting the non-magical populace. The fact that handsome Marius also warms Ayodele’s bed is a wonderful bonus.

With support from Ayodele and his new friends in the guild, Marius begins to heal. He’s also quickly falling for the alluring mage, but Ayodele struggles with what’s forming between them. Past experience left Ayodele flippant but guarded, and Marius’s open honesty unnerves him.

As they grow closer, Paladin Charm prepares for a battle with impossible odds. And in the darkness, the Queen of Shadows waits to reclaim Marius and drag him back into a nightmare.

ISBN: B07MFWVXDL

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved this story about a man named Marius who is a Shadowmancer that escapes the shadow realm and meets Ayodele a mage who is the guild master of Paladin Charm. Ayodele believes Marius is the perfect fit for his small guild and recruits him despite everyone being afraid of Marius’ power.

Serpant Fang is a guild Ayodele used to belong to until they decided to take Ayodele’s home land. This is where he draws a line and forms Paladin Charm in the hopes of defending his home and surrounding city-state against Serpant Fang. It doesn’t hurt that he’s attracted to Maruis and the sparks fly.

The only three things I wanted to know more about were Marius himself and how he came to be a Shadowmancer since he was given his power by the queen of shadows and is human, how exactly the guild came up a way to get to shadow realm and what happened to Serpant Fangs leader at the end of the battle.

Other than those three things it was an exciting story with great characters, adventure and danger all rolled into in one great story.

The Darkling’s Kiss: Part Three: On a Nightmare’s Wing by Charlie Richards

Title: The Darkling’s Kiss: Part Three: On a Nightmare’s Wing

Series: The Daemon’s Descendants 03

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (105pgs)

Publisher: Gargoyle Expressions, Inc. (January 7, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: For decades Philippe has lived the life of a thief, keeping apart from society. He steals items for customers…for a fee, of course, which has earned him wealth enough for several lifetimes. Due to his mixed heritage, a volatile mixture of human, angel, and daemon blood—a creature called a darkling—his job is his solace. After a disastrous encounter with a wizard, Philippe has a choice to make—live the rest of his life on the run or commit to a single task to gain a clean slate. Either way, his thieving days are over. Philippe accepts the Council of Wizard’s terms.

He finds himself traveling with Kalylle, a wizard of the second order. Their task is to clear up a disagreement between the dwarf and elven nations, as a war between their peoples would tear Fidelia apart. To Philippe’s surprise, he discovers an unexpected kinship with Kalylle—an attraction that offers both danger to their mission and hope for a future. Except as they run up against one obstacle after another, it becomes clear that a third party is involved, someone with powerful magical resources. Can Philippe overcome the urges of his daemonic heritage so he can complete his quest with Kalylle, or will the machinations of rogue wizards cause him to lose himself to the daemon living inside him?

Warnings: This is part three of a three-part epic fantasy adventure. It is highly recommended that the parts be read in order. This story includes wizards, magic, men learning to have a sense of humor while overcoming dark elements, and a HFN ending. There are erotic m/m scenes suitable for adults only.

ISBN: B07MC4RV3V

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is part three and the continuation of the Darkling’s Kiss. Philippe and Kaylelle both suffer multiple injuries due to different battles in their quest to find the Dwarves blade and the culprit who wants a war between the elves and Dwarves.

While I truly enjoyed the adventure, action and danger of the story I was disappointed that it ends with Philippe accepting an assignment from the council in tracking down the main culprit who got away.

I assume there will be another book as this story is unresolved. Aside from that it was a fantastic edge of your seat journey with plenty of passion to go around.

Fantastic read and addition to the series.

The Darkling’s Kiss: Part Two: The Daemon Unleashed by Charlie Richards

Title: The Darkling’s Kiss Part Two: The Daemon Unleashed

Series: The Daemon’s Descendants 02

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (109pgs)

Publisher: Gargoyle Expressions, Inc. (January 7, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: For decades Philippe has lived the life of a thief, keeping apart from society. He steals items for customers…for a fee, of course, which has earned him wealth enough for several lifetimes. Due to his mixed heritage, a volatile mixture of human, angel, and daemon blood—a creature called a darkling—his job is his solace. After a disastrous encounter with a wizard, Philippe has a choice to make—live the rest of his life on the run or commit to a single task to gain a clean slate. Either way, his thieving days are over. Philippe accepts the Council of Wizard’s terms.

He finds himself traveling with Kalylle, a wizard of the second order. Their task is to clear up a disagreement between the dwarf and elven nations, as a war between their peoples would tear Fidelia apart. To Philippe’s surprise, he discovers an unexpected kinship with Kalylle—an attraction that offers both danger to their mission and hope for a future. Except as they run up against one obstacle after another, it becomes clear that a third party is involved, someone with powerful magical resources. Can Philippe overcome the urges of his daemonic heritage so he can complete his quest with Kalylle, or will the machinations of rogue wizards cause him to lose himself to the daemon living inside him?

Warnings: This is part two of a three-part epic fantasy adventure. It is highly recommended that the parts be read in order. This story includes wizards, magic, men learning to have a sense of humor while overcoming dark elements, and a HFN ending. There are erotic m/m scenes suitable for adults only.

ISBN: B07MC4TLJD

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Philippe runs into trouble in Croo and has a piece of his soul taken. In the aftermath he struggles to reign in his daemonic half without his angel half. It seems that whoever wants a war is trying to make sure Philippe is taken out of the investigation. With Kaylelle’s help Philippe finds some measure of control as the continue their investigation of the missing blade and the culprit wizard trying to start a war.

I loved this story. Adventure and mystery surround Philippe and Kaylelle as the two grow closer. I like the way the investigation is coming together as the pieces are aligning slowly pointing to whoever is behind everything.

Fantastic addition.

The Darkling’s Kiss: Part One: The Quest by Charlie Richards

Charlie Richards - The Darklings Kiss The Quest CoverTitle: The Darkling’s Kiss: Part One: The Quest

Series: The Daemon’s Descendents 01

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novella (118pgs)

Publisher: Gargoyle Expressions, Inc. (January 7, 2019)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: For decades Philippe has lived the life of a thief, keeping apart from society. He steals items for customers…for a fee, of course, which has earned him wealth enough for several lifetimes. Due to his mixed heritage, a volatile mixture of human, angel, and daemon blood—a creature called a darkling—his job is his solace. After a disastrous encounter with a wizard, Philippe has a choice to make—live the rest of his life on the run or commit to a single task to gain a clean slate. Either way, his thieving days are over. Philippe accepts the Council of Wizard’s terms.

He finds himself traveling with Kalylle, a wizard of the second order. Their task is to clear up a disagreement between the dwarf and elven nations, as a war between their peoples would tear Fidelia apart. To Philippe’s surprise, he discovers an unexpected kinship with Kalylle—an attraction that offers both danger to their mission and hope for a future. Except as they run up against one obstacle after another, it becomes clear that a third party is involved, someone with powerful magical resources. Can Philippe overcome the urges of his daemonic heritage so he can complete his quest with Kalylle, or will the machinations of rogue wizards cause him to lose himself to the daemon living inside him?

Reader Advisory: The Prologue of this tale was offered as a free read in 2014 during the GRNW Conference. Finally available, here’s the rest of the story…

Warnings: This is part one of a three-part epic fantasy adventure. This story includes wizards, magic, men learning to have a sense of humor while overcoming dark elements, and a HFN ending. There are erotic m/m scenes suitable for adults only. .

ISBN: B07MJBVSDS

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved this story about Philippe and Kalylle. Philippe is a Darkling, part angel, daemon and human. He struggles to control his daemon urges on a daily basis. To satisfy the daemon part he turns to stealing. This is where he is caught by wizards and tasked to help stop a war between elves and dwarves.

Kalylle is the wizard tasked with finding a way to stop the war on the horizon with Philippe’s help. They start their investigation with the dwarves and find the reason for the threat of war is a sacred blade being taken when the elves last visited them.

Though this story is not complete it was good beginning. However I would like to know exactly what the wizards told Philippe as we are never told this. Other than it was a fantastic read with two men slowly getting to know one another while danger lurks around every corner and several attempts are made on their lives.

Ancient Whispers by Sammi Cee

Sammi Cee - Ancient Whispers CoverTitle: Ancient Whispers

Series: Humanity Lost 01

Author: Sammi Cee

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novella (128pgs)

Publisher: Sammi Cee (November 8, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Denny Langer feels like a man without options. Pretty sure that his uncle is exporting something far worse than drugs, but with no one else to turn to, he’s ready to either sacrifice his soul or end his life as he knows it.

Azorarth is the fallen angel appointed to guide Denny toward the right path. After centuries of it being paranormal law to hide his true identity, he’s conflicted when he meets Denny and senses that he is his suflet mwenza, or soul-mate.

Will Azorarth go against the laws of his realm to reveal his true nature to Denny and save his life, as well as countless others, or will he ignore the voice of the Ancient One and stay hidden?

Is humanity really lost or will salvation come one paranormal/human HEA at a time?

*This is intended for ages 18+

ISBN: B07JZSRBS1

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A sweet story about two men who struggle with different aspects of their lives.

I loved how Az was so patient and tender with Danny. It broke my heart the things these two went through at times. The actual history of why supernaturals were created was fascinating and intrigued me.

Though this story seemed way to short it still had enough to satisfy me with the plot and the characters details. I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to reading the next in the series.

Great read.

No Longer an Outsider by Marcy Jacks

Marcy Jacks - No Longer an Outsider CoverTitle: No Longer an Outsider

Series: Alpha Wars 04

Author: Marcy Jacks

Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (89pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (8th December 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Nate Smith is a wild omega. A tormented past changed the course of his life forever, making him less than human, with almost no control and a fear of being touched. Had he not been taken in by the Greywolf pack, he would most definitely be dead by now. His lust for an alpha wolf Orion eats at him. After suffering his trauma, Nate was left with a fear of being penetrated, and alphas want to dominate by their very nature.

Orion has always felt protective of Nate, even though the former human made a habit of being alone. It’s difficult for an alpha when his mate refuses his touch and can’t control his wolf. Orion knows he can cure Nate’s wild wolf if he would just let Orion in.

But if Orion pushes it, he will chase his mate away from him, and if he does nothing, he risks losing Nate to his feral instincts.

ISBN: 978–1-64010-831-8

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

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Because of what happened to Nate he has been fighting with his nature regarding Alpha wolf Orion. Orion takes this slow and steady. Giving Nate the time he needs. I liked this story and thought the interactions between Nate and Orion were sweet and considerate.

Orin also shows up in this story with a mate but disappears shortly after. We find out there was more going on with him that we did not know.

Entertaining and interesting. Good read.

Chained at the Hip by Marcy Jacks

Marcy Jacks - Chained at the Hip CoverTitle: Chained at the Hip

Series: Alpha Wars 02

Author: Marcy Jacks

Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (88 pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (17th November 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Owen Wilson (yes, just like the actor, don’t mention it) has spent the last six months of his

life in a vampire blood farm. He’s on the verge of giving up until rescue comes from an unlikely source: Alpha werewolves.

Great, not only do vampires exist, but werewolves, too? Though he can’t complain, they are rescuing him, and one of them heats Owen’s blood in a way he never would have thought possible.

Hugh Greywolf was just doing a routine take down of a vampire farm with the rest of his pack. He never in a million years would have thought he’d find his mate in that horrifying place. Owen is skinny and malnourished, but Hugh needs to make the claim. Enjoying their mating might come to an end when the vampires track down their stolen cattle, and when they come for Owen, Hugh might be too late to keep them from bleeding Owen dry for good.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-777-9

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

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This story starts with Hugh and Fergus already at a vampire farm. How they got there I have no idea. This question plagued me all throughout the book as I felt I missed something. Owen has been in the vampires clutches for ix months and is practically dead on his feet.

Sparks fly when these two meet. Hugh takes care of him and explains what is going on. Owen is happy to be with Hugh, then during a hunt Owen is almost killed by a vampire.

We are introduced to Trey, Owen’s friend. But still do not get a lot about the man.

It was an o.k. read.

Finder Tolan by Megan Derr (2nd Edition)

Megan Derr - Finder Tolan CoverTitle: Finder Tolan (2nd edition)

Series: Four Families 01

Author: Megan Derr

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novella (82pgs)

Publisher: Less Than Three Press (February 22, 2011)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Born and raised in nowhere villages, having moved to more of the same, and with a worthless drunk for a master, all Tolan really wants out of life is his own shop and a steady income. Given he’s usually left to train himself in Finding magic and do his master’s job, that’s probably not happening anytime soon.

Watching the shop one day while his master is out drinking yet again, Tolan gets an unexpected client: a child barely old enough to walk, screaming that Tolan ‘find secret’, and who clings to Tolan like he’s all that’s left in the world.

But finding secret proves to be a far greater task than Tolan ever could have guessed and leads him right into the arms of a man, and a life, that he never dared hope to find.

ISBN: 9781684314263

Product Link: Less Than Three Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Tolan is unhappy with his life thus far. Having a master  who prefer’s Tolan do all the work while he drinks is a heavy burden. One day Goss, a small child enters the shop and tells Tolan to find secret. It’s easier said than done but when he finds what he’s looking for his life changes for the better.

I liked all the characters. Tolan seemed a bit on the whinny side at times but some characters are like that. Shaw was exactly what Tolan needed in his life to find happiness. Goss was a cute little guy that I adored.

All in all it was an enjoyable read.

Trysts and Embers by Angel Martinez & Freddy McKay

Angel Martinez & Freddie MacKay - Trysts and Burning Embers CoverTitle: Trysts and Burning Embers

Series: Lijun 02

Author: Freddy MacKay & Angel Martinez

Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Fantasy, Multicultural, Paranormal

Length: Novel (423pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (November 20, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Fire. Water. Burn.

In the two months since the All Hallows’ Eve party, Tally has courted Haru, buying expensive gifts, taking the two of them to upscale restaurants and trying to find a balance in earning Haru’s fragile trust while being new parents to the Cohen joeys. Tally sees hope in the new domesticity the family has settled into, despite having some bumps along the way.

Gifts and treats have satisfied Haru’s otter, but the human half remembers the brutal lessons of giving their trust away. How can two lijun who barely know each other anticipate what will happen when times get tough? There are circumstances Tally doesn’t understand yet, and Haru struggles to find their feet with an Urusar who doesn’t know the rules.

A revelation not only throws the tentative relationship between them askew, but also starts Tally and Haru down a path the two of them can’t escape, one so heart-wrenching Haru’s not sure their heart will survive.

Traditionalist concerns that have always nipped at the Bastille clan’s heels come roaring to the forefront with demands and ultimatums. Tally needs to fall in line or face further threats to his otter, his family and his clan. Haru needs to find the strength to believe in the good despite the bad. In an environment where it’s vital to know ally from foe, Tally and Haru need to stand united or watch the community Tally’s family has built fall under the thumb of heartless, greedy autocrats.

Reader advisory: This book contains references to past trauma and PTSD, the death of a child and kidnapping.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-697-8

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: There was a lot going on in this continuation of the series. Haru and Tally are trying to settle in their new life but others conspire against them playing on the couples weaknesses and not knowing about certain things.

There is a deeper delve into the Lijun politics that was complex with a lot of rivalries thrown into the mix. A lot of characters are interwoven as certain individuals make plans behind others backs that are not on the up and up. I found the whole story intriguing.

Tally and Haru I felt needed to talk to each other and learn more about the other before cracks are found and the ones up to no good split them apart for good. I was thankful for the warning at the end of the blurb because that incident was sudden and utterly gut-wrenching to read.

Great read and addition to the series.

Carrying the Alpha’s Heir by Marcy Jacks

Marcy Jacks - Carrying the Alpha's Heir CoverTitle: Carrying the Alpha’s Heir

Series: Alpha Wars 01

Author: Marcy Jacks

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (101pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (3rd November 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Jake Kelly didn’t expect the world’s most gorgeous man to walk into the cafe where he worked. But what are the odds he would be gay, or interested in a skinny, overstressed barista who was clearly out of that man’s league? So he’s shocked when Glendon introduces himself and asks him out on a date.

Jake has never been happier, until his boss dumps an extra shift on him, forcing him to cancel, and a creature attacks him while taking out the trash. FML, can this night get any worse?

When all hope seems lost, a huge wolf comes to his rescue, and transforms into Glendon. He’s an alpha werewolf, and he’s in a thousand year war between the vampires and werewolves.

Now that Glendon found his mate, the vampires will stop at nothing to get what they want from him, including killing Jake, and coming after the unborn child Glendon has every intention of putting inside him.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-753-3

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

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: When Jake meets Glendon he thinks his life is turning out better than he expected until he is attacked after work. Coming to in a house he is unfamiliar with sets his nerves on edge until Glendon explains some things.

This story introduces us to a whole cast of characters and how things are in this world of vampires and werewolves. Although I liked the story it felt as though information was missing and the story felt rushed. I have already read the next book and even though it is connected there is a huge gap between this book and the next.

I wanted more details into the planning of the war with the vampire queen and none of that happened. Jakes friend is also in this story along with Fergus who had to bite him to save him from a vampire bite. These two are at odds with each other.