Blood Borne by Archer Kay Leah Blog Tour, Guest Post, Flash Fiction & Giveaway!

Archer Kay Leigh - Blood Borne BlogTourBanner 1

Hi peeps! We have Archer Kay Leah visiting today with the tour for Blood Borne, we have a brilliant guest post where Archer share a flash fiction piece with us and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~ 

Blood Borne

(The Republic 03)
by

Archer Kay Leah

For Ress, survival is a complicated nightmare. Caught between two masters on different sides of the law, his life is falling apart one bad decision at a time. All he wants is to be is a good person, a loyal family man, and a successful metalsmith—a dream he can never obtain while he works for the Shar-denn, the violent gang that plagues the republic of Kattal.

To make matters worse, he works as an informant for the High Council. He scrapes through both jobs waiting for his last breath. As the Shar-denn motto says: the only way out is dead.

No stranger to living complicated decisions, Adren is caught between worlds of cir own. As the child of a Shar-denn faction boss, cir life is a conflicted tangle of expectation and duty. When cir family is arrested, Adren manages to escape, but nowhere is safe. Desperate and on the run, Adren is determined to punish Ress for turning in cir family. No one who betrays the gang can live. Ress must pay the price, even if Adren has to go against everything ce is.

Blood Borne contains no explicit content and instances of misgendering/the use of a trans character’s deadname.

Less Than Three PressAmazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | KOBO | iTunes

Continue reading “Blood Borne by Archer Kay Leah Blog Tour, Guest Post, Flash Fiction & Giveaway!”

Phoenix Rising by Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh

Title: Phoenix Rising

Series: Eternal Flame #7

Author: Cree Storm, Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Self-published (May 27, 2017)

Length: Novella (131 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Manny has had a hard life, but when he is taken in and adopted by Angelo and Morgan, Manny thinks his life is finally on track. That is, until he is kidnapped by a green man who tells Manny that he’s not who he and everyone else thinks he is. The truth of who Manny really is sends him spiraling out of control and he is terrified that when his new family finds out, that he will lose everything and everyone he loves.

Frankie has always thought Manny was sexy as hell, but he was way too young, and just happened to be one of his closest friends’ son. However, when Manny is rescued, Frankie can’t help but notice the change in the young man.

When the two discover they are mates, Manny and Frankie must work together with their friends to find answers, before the Phoenix Rising gets Manny killed.

ISBN: B071FLJJFN

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Smashwords

Reviewer: Lisa

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

It has been sometime since I had read the previous books in this series but it was like I never forgot them. I remember Manny and his mother. I remember when his mother had been killed and how hard it had been on the boy. He had been taken in and adopted by two wonderful men who adored him. Now he is almost twenty one years old, boy time sure does fly by. Walking home he is abducted by a green man, and everyone knows green men are dangerous as hell. However many surprises are in store for Manny, and only that green man can help him. To top it off the one man he had a crush on, just so happens to be the one man he needs the most.

Frankie has always liked Manny, even when he was just a kid. Which makes him freak out a bit, however Manny’s scent has changed and damn if he isn’t his mate. To top it off, Manny skin tone is changing, and that change just might mean a little twist.

I absolutely loved Manny and Frankie. They just seemed to rock it perfectly. Many would say that Manny is too immature and his father is too protective, but once you figure out their story you can see how it just pulled the story together. For one Manny is still very young and his fathers are his adopted fathers. So when something kind of shows up and your young man is growing, the empty nest feeling does start to happen. I actually felt for them all during that time.

It has a serious tone to it, but there is some humor that mixes just right for this story. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I got a kick out of it and can’t wait to start in on the next book.

The Highlander by Kasia Bacon Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hi peeps! We have Kasia Bacon popping in today with her new release The Highlander, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

Kasia Bacon - The Highlander Cover

The Highlander

(The Order 02)
by

Kasia Bacon

I, Lochan of the famed Féyes clan, know all about fighting.

As a half-breed Elf, I have struggled against prejudice and feelings of inadequacy.

A recluse by nature, I have battled my aversion to touch and interaction with others.

To become an assassin of The Order, I have learnt to overcome the limitations of my mind and body.

But denying the power Ervyn Morryés holds over me might be the one fight I lose. The truth is—damn it all—the relentless Highlander brings me to my knees.

Note: This novelette is the second in the Order Series and not a standalone instalment. Reading THE MUTT is crucial for its full enjoyment.

Release date: 31st August 2017
Pre-order:
 Amazon US | Amazon UK

Continue reading “The Highlander by Kasia Bacon Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!”

Eating The Moon by Mark David Campbell Interview & Excerpt!

Hi guys! We have new author Mark David Campbell stopping by today with his upcoming debut novel Eating The Moon, we have a fantastic interview with David and we have a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

Eating The Moon

by

Mark David Campbell

During his twice-weekly sessions, Guy, a sixty-seven-year-old anthropologist, tells Richard, his thirty-two-year-old psychiatrist, a fantastic tale about a society where almost everyone is homosexual and sex is considered the most basic form of communication.

As a young man, on a cargo ship that sinks in the Bermuda triangle, Guy is saved by the first mate, Luca, and they wash up on the shore of an uncharted tropical island. There, Guy must undergo a brutal initiation ritual, endure a crazed shaman, and swim across shark-infested waters in order to win the love of a local man. Meanwhile, Luca, who cannot accept his sexuality, is obsessed with being rescued and soon degenerates into drug dependency. Serious trouble ensues when Luca discovers that the locals have a large stash of gold, and he devises a plan to steal it. When Luca’s scheme falls apart, Guy must choose between remaining on the island with the man he loves or saving Luca’s life.

Could there really be such a society, or does it only exist within the fantasy of lonely old gay man?

Release date: 29th August 2017 Pre-order: DSP Publications ebookDSP Publications paperback

Continue reading “Eating The Moon by Mark David Campbell Interview & Excerpt!”

The Tiger's Watch by Julia Ember Guest Post & Excerpt!

Hi guys! We have Julia Ember stopping by today with her upcoming release The Tiger’s Watch, we have a brilliant guest post from Julia that includes some exclusive pictures and we have a great excerpt, so guys, check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

Julia Ember - The Tiger's Watch Cover

The Tiger’s Watch

(Ashes of Gold 01)
by

Julia Ember

Sixteen-year-old Tashi has spent their life training as an inhabitor, a soldier who spies and kills using a bonded animal. When the capital falls after a brutal siege, Tashi flees to a remote monastery to hide. But the invading army turns the monastery into a hospital, and Tashi catches the eye of Xian, the regiment’s fearless young commander.

Tashi spies on Xian’s every move. In front of his men, Xian seems dangerous, even sadistic, but Tashi discovers a more vulnerable side of the enemy commander—a side that draws them to Xian.

When their spying unveils that everything they’ve been taught is a lie, Tashi faces an impossible choice: save their country or the boy they’re growing to love. Though Tashi grapples with their decision, their volatile bonded tiger doesn’t question her allegiances. Katala slaughters Xian’s soldiers, leading the enemy to hunt her. But an inhabitor’s bond to their animal is for life—if Katala dies, so will Tashi.

Release date: 22nd August 2017
Pre-order:
 Harmony Ink Press ebook | Harmony Ink Press paperback | Dreamspinner Press ebook | Dreamspinner Press paperbackAmazon US | Amazon UK | B&N

Continue reading “The Tiger's Watch by Julia Ember Guest Post & Excerpt!”

The Storm Lords by Ravon Silvius

Title: The Storm Lords

Author: Ravon Silvius

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novel (254 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (August 8, 2017)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: The heat took everything from Rowen: his parents, his voice when the local cure for heatstroke poisoned him, and the trust of his fellow villagers, who branded him a water thief. It would have claimed his life when he was deemed unworthy of precious resources and left in the sun to die, had not a strange man named Kristoff ridden in on the wind and told Rowen he had power. 

Rowen works hard to become a Storm Lord, one of a secret magical group that brings storms to break the heat waves overtaking their world. But Rowen is starting his training at a disadvantage since he cannot speak and is much older than the other novices. The desire to please Kristoff inspires him to persevere even more than the threat of being sent back to his village to die should he fail. Still, he cannot gather rain, and when his abilities manifest, they are unlike anything known to the Storm Lords. Unless Kristoff can help him control his deadly powers, the entire world will be in danger.

Kristoff might be among the mightiest of the Storm Lords, but he’s never been a mentor before. For a chance to be with Rowen, he’s willing to risk everything.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-668-9

Product Link: DSP Publications | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Rowen is a sweet man that has had a hard life. The village he lives in a tiny villaged plagued by severe heat spells that kill. One day he is to be sacrificed as a way to end the spell. Kristoff is a Storm Lord with the ability to disperse heat spells. He comes upon Rowan badly burned and on the brink of death. He senses something within the young man and so takes him with him. 

I am not even going to pretend that I understood the explanations on certain things pertaining the lords. Though the story was good I felt it was to drawn out. At times I felt as though I was back in school learning. 

I hated the way people treated Rowan because he could speak. It seemed people in this story were barbaric to a degree that I did not approve of. I was glad Kristoff stood up for Rowan against those that would do him harm because they felt threatened by what he could do.

It was an o.k. read.

Ummana by Xenia Melzer

Title: Ummana

Series:  Gods of War # 3

Author: Xenia Melzer

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novel (294 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (July 4, 2017)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: In war, loss is the price of victory, and the cost of love is sometimes pain.

After Renaldo and Casto finally celebrate their marriage, the time has come for revenge against the followers of the Good Mother who tried to kill Casto—though this time, the gods of war won’t use bloodshed to take Medelina.

As a member of the Confederation of the Plains, Medelina answers to Ummana, the head of the alliance… and Casto is heir to the throne of Ummana. Accompanied by their most capable mercenaries, Canubis and Renaldo travel to Ummana to make Casto king.

They’ll face the Council of Elders; Lord Aran, Casto’s father; and Princess Anesha, Casto’s sister—none of whom are happy about the king’s return. For Casto, the city is a reminder of a terrible childhood, and Renaldo can only helplessly watch his beloved fight a seemingly hopeless battle.

Through trickery and political scheming, vengeance against the Good Mother is finally within their grasp—but their success might be bittersweet. Not everyone will return to the Valley with Casto and Renaldo..

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-362-6

Product Link: DSP Publications | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Book three in the series has a different feel than the previous two books. There is still an interesting cast of characters throughout that add an element as well as political, plots, and some background info. I just could not put my finger on what was different with the overall feel of the story.

I love Casto but would like to see more of other characters as the main MC sometimes. Sic’s past and what he has been through broke my heart. I was happy that the person responsible for his pain finally got his. 

Though I enjoyed the series so far I did not care for this one as much. It’s a complex story that had me confused at times with explanations as to certain things. Never the less it’s a good read for the series.

It was an o.k. read.

Behind the Mask by Elizabeth Coldwell

Title: Behind The Mask

Author: Elizabeth Coldwell

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Pride Publishing (July 18, 2017)

Length: Short Story (36 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts 

Blurb: He keeps his true identity hidden, even from the man he loves…

Twenty years ago, superheroes were outlawed by the mayor of Mokum City. Christopher Chase has grown up knowing that he has all the strength and speed of Sprint, his superhero father, who died attempting to save the mayor’s niece from being kidnapped. But, unlike his father, he is unable to fulfill his destiny and become a masked crimefighter. Even Christopher’s boyfriend, bar owner Johnny Brennan, doesn’t know Christopher’s true identity.

A chance encounter with a purse snatcher in the city cemetery gives Christopher a taste of what it’s like to use his powers for good. And when Johnny becomes caught up in a hostage situation, Christopher can no longer stand by. Even if it means losing his own life, he must pull on the costume of Sprint to save the man he loves.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-587-2

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Christopher father was a super hero that lost his life.  Then the mayor decided all superhero’s needed to be outlawed.  The problem was Christopher had inherited his father’s abilities.  Then the test came when the man he loved was in danger.

This story had a lot of potential that was not used.  It is way too short and just gives you a taste of what it could be like.  Unanswered questions were all that was left for me.  It is an enjoyable story but felt rushed to me.  Also I noticed in the blurb that his boyfriends name is Johnny, but in the story it is Jimmy so I am guessing some editorial needs to be done just a bit.  Other than my issues with the story, I will admit that it is a fun little read.  I can’t see myself reading it more than once though, which is a shame. 

I hope this author turns this book into a novel or novella with more to it.

Releasing Chaos by Lexi Ander Blog Tour, Flash Fiction, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hi guys! We have a treat today with the lovely Lexi Ander visiting with her new release Releasing Chaos, Lexi’s brought along a fantastic bit of flash fiction, a great excerpt and an AWESOME giveaway, so guys check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

Lexi Ander - Releasing Chaos Cover

Releasing Chaos

(Sumeria’s Sons 06)
by

Lexi Ander

Everything Tristan, Ushna, and Brian have fought for comes down to the moment they face Inanna and Marduk. Before then, Ushna must embrace his destiny and be transformed by Tiamat. But he returns with a fractured mind and will need the help of the new firebird or he’ll be lost to the insanity of a primordial God. If he’s lost, so is the balance Brian and Tristan sorely need.

Tristan has vowed to care for his ex-Flame, Theo Sullivan, who is doomed to forget more and more with each use of his new ability. When not dealing with his stubborn ex, Tristan must free the warriors stolen by the government and devise a trap for Inanna.

And that’s only the start of the challenges, and everything that can still go wrong.

Continue reading “Releasing Chaos by Lexi Ander Blog Tour, Flash Fiction, Excerpt & Giveaway!”

Into the Mystic Anthology Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

Anthology - Into the Mystic Banner

Hi guys! We have NineStar Press’ anthology Into The Mystic stopping by today to celebrate it’s release, Into The Mystic is a collection of lesbian/bisexual paranormal short stories,  we have an exclusive excerpt from one of the stories and there’s also a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

Anthology - Into the Mystic Cover

Into The Mystic

(Anthology, Volume 01)
by

Brooklyn Ray. J.C. Long, Kara Race-Moore, Samantha Kate, Nicole Field, J.P. Jackson, Caitlin Ricci, L.J. Hamlin, Kayla Bashe, Charli Coty, Tay LaRoi

Eleven lesbian/bisexual paranormal short stories…

Reborn by Brooklyn Ray – Dark magic, mystical bloodlines, a living forest, and two women fighting to reclaim a love they lost.

Zero Hour by J.C. Long – She can’t outrun the full moon.

Dove in the Window by Kara Race-Moore – As if the Great Depression wasn’t bad enough, Cissy’s first love is back from the dead.

Bottom of the River by Samantha Kate – The demon isn’t always the monster.

If You Want to Walk by Nicole Field – Follow Chess into the Underneath and meet the strange creatures she finds there.

A Tended Garden by J.P. Jackson – Immortality or humanity—which one will win out in the end?

Romancing the Healer by Caitlin Ricci – In a deadly snowstorm a werewolf needs all the help she can get, and the werebear coming to her aid is more than she appears to be.

Midnight Kisses by L.J. Hamlin – A local witch, a new-to-town werewolf, and a mystery to be solved.

Like a Bell through the Night by Kayla Bashe – Guarding a faerie princess? All in a day’s work for a werewolf bodyguard. Avoiding falling in love with said princess? The hardest mission of Jaffa’s life.

The Imp in the Rock by Charli Coty – The cure for a bad breakup might be magic.

Smile Like You Mean It by Tay LaRoi – Ingrid meets a terrifying Japanese legend, but the stories are all wrong.

Full blurbs for each story below.

NineStar Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Smashwords | B&N | Kobo

Continue reading “Into the Mystic Anthology Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!”

The Storm Lords by Ravon Silvius Guest Post & Excerpt!

Hi guys! We have Ravon Silvius popping in today with their upcoming release The Storm Lords, we have a brilliant guest post from Ravon and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

Ravon Silvius - The Storm Lords Cover

The Storm Lords

by

Ravon Silvius

The heat took everything from Rowen: his parents, his voice when the local cure for heatstroke poisoned him, and the trust of his fellow villagers, who branded him a water thief. It would have claimed his life when he was deemed unworthy of precious resources and left in the sun to die, had not a strange man named Kristoff ridden in on the wind and told Rowen he had power. 

Rowen works hard to become a Storm Lord, one of a secret magical group that brings storms to break the heat waves overtaking their world. But Rowen is starting his training at a disadvantage since he cannot speak and is much older than the other novices. The desire to please Kristoff inspires him to persevere even more than the threat of being sent back to his village to die should he fail. Still, he cannot gather rain, and when his abilities manifest, they are unlike anything known to the Storm Lords. Unless Kristoff can help him control his deadly powers, the entire world will be in danger.

Kristoff might be among the mightiest of the Storm Lords, but he’s never been a mentor before. For a chance to be with Rowen, he’s willing to risk everything.

Release date: 8th August 2017
Pre-order: DSP Publications ebook | DSP Publications paperback | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Continue reading “The Storm Lords by Ravon Silvius Guest Post & Excerpt!”

A Candle In The Sun by L.J. LaBarthe

L.J. LaBarthe - A Candle In The Sun CoverTitle: A Candle in the Sun

Series:  Archangels Chronicles 09

Author: L.J. LaBarthe

Genre: Angels and Demons, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Paranormal

Length: Novel (224 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 2, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: It is time for final revelations and an end to the enemies’ machinations. Now that they have all the information needed to fight the decisive battle, the Brotherhood of Archangels, led by Michael and Gabriel, march hand in hand into the very den of terror and fear. With their allies, the Archdemon Guild of Glass Knives and the Venatores, they face uncertainty and the possibility of their destruction. But Gabriel is determined not to fail, and Michael’s love for him gives him strength.

Now is not the time for sword and shield, however, but the time for guile and cunning. Gabriel and Michael must rely more and more on old foes now turned allies, and with growing uncertainty that they will prevail and save not just humanity and Earth, but all life everywhere.

As the ultimate confrontation draws close, Michael and Gabriel must battle fear, anger, and doubt as they strive to save the world and each other.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-778-1

Reviewer: Shorty

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon UK | Amazon US

Review: This is book nine in the Archangels Chronicles. Wow what an epic ending for a finale. This story packs a punch as Gabriel and Michael fight to save everyone and everything. 

I was stunned speechless by the battle scenes and the cunning the evil ones went to get what they wanted no matter the cost. As always Michael and Gabriel along with the other archangels were brilliant in their strategy. I really loved how people the archangels were once enemies’ with came and aided them in their time of need.

This book has action, mystery, suspense, romance, and drama. It will keep you on the edge of your seat as well as shedding a few tears. Wonderfully written and gives the reader a sense of actually being there to witness the last stand so to speak. 

Fantastic ending to a great series. Highly recommended.

Wolf Moon by Ethan Stone

Ethan Stone - Wolf Moon CoverTitle: Wolf Moon

Author: Ethan Stone

Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary, Shapeshifters, Fantasy

Length: Novel (230pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 1, 2011)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Blurb: When college student Jack Coleman meets Derek Malone at a party, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Lies and secrets almost derail the relationship, but they face the problems head on, and it isn’t long before Jack and Derek decide to take their relationship to the next level. That’s when things get complicated.

It turns out Derek and several other people Jack thought he knew are werewolves… and so is Jack. In fact, his unusual birthmark brands him as a Chosen One, a werewolf of great power destined to be alpha. But Jack isn’t sure he’s cut out to be a leader. When a pack rival, Elias Fairchild, kidnaps Derek to force Jack’s hand, Jack has to make up his mind: Will he deny his newfound heritage or risk it all to save Derek’s life?

ISBN: 978-1-61581-813-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon UK | Amazon US

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first story that I have read by Ethan and I have to say that it was amazing, if not a bit spooky. There are so many twists and turns in it that I couldn’t figure out who was behind it at all. This story caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I loved that there was still a hint of humor in it, throughout the serious tone to it.

I love how the characters are beautifully written with big hearts, but if you cross them there is hell to pay. They will protect the men they love and their family with all they have in them. It shows how much strength that the guys have and it gives you an insight into their weakness also. When I saw the cover of this book I wanted to grab it right off the bat. Then I saw the title and knew I had to have it. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance to me.

Jack lost his parents at a young age, taken in by a neighbors he had been given a good life. Then he meets Derek while at college and things start to go very strange for them. It seems that Derek and his friends are hiding secrets from him. Things are going strong until Derek is attacked by an old boyfriend. He is about to find out what they are hiding and what he is.

Derek is a werewolf. He wants Jack but he also wants him to be who he is supposed to be, his alpha and his mate. However Jack had decided he is not giving it up until after they had their first date. I loved that everything else is perfectly fine. These two are so easy.

It starts off just a cute little story with two gorgeous guys in college. Then it turns out a bit dark, especially when Jack finds out that he is a special type of wolf. He is the chosen one and is supposed to be alpha. However there is an ass who wants to be alpha and Rick doesn’t want to give up his position. Derek is willing to stand behind the man he loves even if it means going against his father, their alpha.

With this story I loved the first part of it. The way they are just college boys and finding out love. Although I did love the werewolf part of it, the fact that they don’t actually mate seems a bit strange to me. I did enjoy it quite a bit. The way it came off though you could tell that this was a paranormal story and that they were werewolves. You didn’t really have to read the blurb to figure it out.

I think that Jack went too easy with the fact that he is a werewolf, especially the change. Also there were some questions that I had about it, especially the family parts of it. Also Rick’s part could have gone a little different and I would have liked it a bit more. I had not expected the ending and wished for a different ending. However the story itself was pretty damn good and I did enjoy reading it. In fact I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. I would definitely read this again and recommend it.

Teresias Bound by Rebecca James Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Rebecca James - Teresias Bound Blitz Banner

Hi guys! We have Rebecca James popping in today with her new release Teresia Bound, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

Rebecca James - Teresias Bound Cover

Teresia Bound

by

Rebecca James

Aiden is a man in a woman’s body. His dream is to fly to Aquarix where the elusive Fluens–the only species capable of changing his life record and physically making him a man–reside, and for years he’s been working at a seedy brothel in Solarias to save enough money to make that dream a reality.

Lydo, the prince of Teresias, has spent his youth leading his father’s army and avoiding his responsibilities on his home planet. On brief leave during a dangerous mission, he stops at a brothel and acquires the services of a feisty young prostitute who insists Lydo refer to her as a boy. Amused by the girl, the prince pays her way to Aquarix.

Aiden is euphoric at his transformation, but Lydo is more than a little disconcerted by the fact he is attracted to Aiden as a man.

When it’s time to part ways, Aiden fulfills his second dream by taking a job on a spaceship. Resigned to step into his expected role on Teresias, the prince returns to his homophobic planet. But as the king parades princesses before his son in hopes of a betrothal, Lydo finds his heart remains with a certain adventurous boy somewhere out in space.

Amazon

Continue reading “Teresias Bound by Rebecca James Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!”

Light and Shadow by Mark Reed

Mark Reed - The God Hunters Light and Shadow CoverTitle: Light and Shadow

Series: The God Hunters # 3

Author: Mark Reed

Genre: Science Fiction, Other Paranormal, Mythology, Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (350 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 30, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: The treachery of an ancient and sinister evil is on the rise again. The races that live in the universe known as the Expanse have been deceived by the MST, their so-called guardians, and the truth has finally emerged. Change is inevitable, but not without a fight.

As Keeper of the Citadel and endowed with supernatural abilities beyond imagination, David will shine as a beacon of hope to those in need, to those who have succumbed to what is known as the weakening agenda—for their so-called guardians fear losing control above all else. Worlds will perish. That much is certain. But from loss often comes a greater strength, a greater understanding of right and wrong, of duty and devotion.

Aided by his boyfriend Doug and his beloved companions, David will stand against both old threats and new. His newly acquired powers of spirit calling and shifting will serve as impressive fronts, and he will draw strength from his passionate love for Doug. The time nears when they will learn if that will be enough, if the races of the Expanse will be consumed by the coming shadows or if they will bathe in David’s light.

ISBN-13: 978-1-62798-819-3

Reviewer: Shorty

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-god-hunters-light-and-shadow-by-mark-reed-5554-b

Review: Let me start out by saying this book was well written, the plot riveting and intriguing the characters throughout interesting. However I had a huge problem with the fact that there was so much needless interactions between the characters that it took forever to get to the actual plot in blurb. Once there each scene was short and to the point.

This book is long and drawn out in places where it did not need to be. For instance David traveling all over talking to friends and acquaintances about nothing in particular. I thought they were looking for MST? Instead they are having parties?

 I don’t know but it seemed needless to me. The plotting of what to do about the MST was short to say the least. I found myself losing interest after the first one hundred and fifty pages and wanted to quit but I did finish the book and was still disappointed with the overall story myself.

It was an o.k. read.