A Vampire’s Heart by Kayleigh Sky Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Kayleigh Sky popping in today with her new release A Vampire’s Heart, we have a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

A Vampire’s Heart

(Ellowyn Found 01)
by

Kayleigh Sky

Vampires live.

And they hunger…

Otto Jones, a cop assigned to the seemingly random murder of a vampire, would rather hide out in the nearest bar than waste his time on a dead vamp. He hates the bloodthirsty demons. But when the king of the vampires commands him to work with one of the lesser princes and find the killer, he has no choice.

Prince Jessamine Senera is ready to sacrifice his happiness in a loveless marriage for his family’s benefit… but not yet. He dreams of adventure, excitement, and true love. He lives on romance novels and detective stories and wishes he could drink synthetic blood like every other vampire. But he can’t. He needs human blood to survive and is hated by vampires and humans alike.

As Otto and Jessa draw closer to an entity that doesn’t want to be discovered, Otto finds the heart he thought long dead opening to the romance-loving Jessa. No good can possibly come from falling in love with a vampire, but when a shadowy assailant attacks Jessa, Otto will descend into the darkest pit of the earth to rescue him.

If you like vampires, mythical and urban settings, intense suspense, and happy ever after, then you’ll love this first book in the dark and mysterious Ellowyn Found trilogy!

A Vampire’s Heart is a stand-alone paranormal dystopian noir romance with a satisfying conclusion to the love story and a central mystery that weaves the trilogy together.

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Order and Anarchy by Patricia Logan

Title: Order and Anarchy

Series: The Thin Blue Line 02

Author: Patricia Logan

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novel (333pgs)

Publisher: Westburg Publishing (October 2, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Homeland Security investigators Felix Jbarra and Pope Dades are about to work their first big case as partners. Someone is creating counterfeit government documents and selling them through a site similar to the old Silk Road which was shut down years ago. As they dive into the case with the help of their friends at the FBI and LAPD, Felix and Pope realize the Dark Web site is selling more than documents. It’s selling death.

When a man connected with the website turns up murdered, it’s all hands on deck and with so many letter agencies involved in this case, coordinating all parties is bound to be a challenge. When yet another agency unexpectedly gets involved, their bosses would find it laughable if it wasn’t so damned dangerous.

Felix and Pope are getting used to being partners but they are well-trained professionals who must learn to trust each other at work as well as at home. When a bomb almost kills them, they have no choice but to shorten that learning curve. From the mean streets of Hollywood to unfamiliar places on the Dark Net, our heroes put themselves in danger every moment, trying their best to protect innocents while keeping each other alive.

Order and Anarchy contains an exciting excerpt from Crime and Chaos Book 3!.

ISBN: B07HYQRB23

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Felix and Pope are back in this exciting sequel as they with the help of other agencies and friends try and track down the owner of Brokendoor dot com, an online buy site where you can buy anything. The most prominent is counterfeit documents that look real and pass inspections of us customs and law enforcement.

I really liked how well the different agencies worked together. It was nice seeing characters from different series all working together toward a common goal. This series keeps getting better and better with each new book.

Amazing details and investigative work lend a realistic feel to an amazing story. I loved Felix and Pope’s characters. All in all it a breathtaking book with plenty of suspense, action and some funny moments as well hot action between the sheets.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

A Tangled Truth by Max Walker

Title: A Tangled Truth

Series: Stonewall Investigations 03

Author: Max Walker

Genre: Mystery, Crime, Suspense

Length: Novel (271 Pages)

Publisher: Max Walker (September 14, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Liam Wolfe isn’t having the best of days. He’s being falsely accused of things he’d never even think of doing and is now facing the loss of his career because of it. He has an idea of who’s behind the attempt at assassinating his character but can’t put the pieces together by himself.

Mark Masters isn’t having any better of a time. He’s sitting in his office at Stonewall Investigations, getting work done, when his boyfriend of a year walks in with the sole goal of breaking up with him. He’s blindsided by the development and thinks not much else can surprise him.

He was very wrong.

Moments after the breakup, Liam walks into Mark’s office looking for help and a connection that had been lost for years suddenly reignites. As childhood best friends, Mark and Liam were inseparable. As adults, they’ll come to learn not much has changed.

With a second chance on the horizon, Mark and Liam explore something that fear had cut them off from as kids. They’ll do it while working together to unravel the truth behind Liam’s case, risking everything they’ve regained in the process.

ISBN: 978-1-78564-1398

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Liam and Mark have been friends since they were small children. They did everything together and there was a heat there that was unexplored. Then Liam and his family moved away. Many years have passed and they always remembered each other. Liam has been doing pretty good at his job with movies but someone was trying to destroy what he has made. He goes to find help but didn’t expect the one man he never forgot.

Mark was working at the Stonewall Investigations and doing pretty good. Although his personal life is not going so good. His latest boyfriend dumped him and he wasn’t to sure what the hell was going on. Imagine his face when Liam walks in searching for help. It seems that the universe has something in plan for these two. Things are going to heat up real fast.

This story has lots of twists and turns to it. They are trying to find out who is behind the email and thinking that the man behind it has done more than just that. All the while his partner is searching for the killer of young gay men. Now this story not only kept my attention from the moment I started reading but had me on the edge of my seat. There was only one part of this story that I hated, but you will soon figure it out. I loved how the characters were just in step with each other the moment they came back together. Once true friends and now so much more.

The story has an amazing plot that intermingles with the one from the first book. I loved the guys and how they are with each other. This is one story that I would definitely not only read again but would recommend.

Infinite Blue by Natalina Reis

Title: Infinite Blue

Author: Natalina Reis

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal & Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (218pgs)

Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing (September 8, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: When a shifter and a human are bound by fate, neither man knows if their connection will be enough to save not only their growing love, but their lives.

Shahin Halcón has been taught that if and when he meets his soul mate, he’ll know immediately. Always the rebel, he doesn’t believe it until the day he crosses paths with Cai, a full-human.

Plagued by unsuccessful relationships and heartache, Cai Banes’s life is quiet and unexciting. When he meets young and wild Shahin, his life is turned upside down, and he’s not sure he likes it.

But neither can deny the powerful pull that draws them together.

Old secrets and ancient myths about cross-species relationships plague their romance and threaten to put their happiness and life at risk. Will their love for each other be strong enough to survive?

ISBN: 978-1-925655-84-1

Product Link: Hot Tree Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A sweet story about overcoming others prejudices about cross breeding with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader interested in the outcome. Shahin is a bird shifter. Like most shifters he’s been taught he will know his mate when he meets them.

Cai is a human and gets set up on a blind date with Shahin. The two hit it off and make plans to get together again but Shahin’s mother is against the two together as she wants grandchildren.

I really enjoyed the support that Cai had and how both he and Shahin wanted to be together despite protests from others.

The story was written beautifully to capture the intensity of the situation and the tender moments between the MC’s. Great read.

Infinite Blue by Natalina Reis Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Infinite Blue

by

Natalina Reis

When a shifter and a human are bound by fate, neither man knows if their connection will be enough to save not only their growing love, but their lives.

Shahin Halcón has been taught that if and when he meets his soul mate, he’ll know immediately. Always the rebel, he doesn’t believe it until the day he crosses paths with Cai, a full-human.

Plagued by unsuccessful relationships and heartache, Cai Banes’s life is quiet and unexciting. When he meets young and wild Shahin, his life is turned upside down, and he’s not sure he likes it.

But neither can deny the powerful pull that draws them together.

Old secrets and ancient myths about cross-species relationships plague their romance and threaten to put their happiness and life at risk. Will their love for each other be strong enough to survive?

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Mr. August by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. August

Series: Calendar Men 08

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Humour, Contemporary, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella (99pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (7th August 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Hector thought he’d escaped his past and had nothing to fear by posing for a charity calendar, but he was wrong.

Hector Torres is a self-made man. He came from the wrong side of the tracks and had a difficult childhood. Violence and crime flourished around him, but one particular event sent him running, and he’s been looking back over his shoulder for a long time.

He thought he’d changed enough to take a chance and do something good, especially in light of his closest friend’s daughter being diagnosed with cancer.

But Hector is wrong, and the man who suddenly appears in his life might be his savior—or his executioner.

Reader advisory: This book contains reference to physical child abuse.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-673-2

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Hector’s past comes back in the form of Mat. Mat has a debt to pay to Hector and in doing so he hopes that things will blossom between them. I liked how Hector and Mat never forgot one another after they grew up.

Hector and Mat were well matched and I loved Mat’s shifter side. A truly engaging story and wonderful addition to the series.

Fantastic read.

High Time by Keelan Ellis Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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High Time

(The Solomon Mysteries 02)
by

Keelan Ellis

When skeletal remains turn up in Baltimore’s Leakin Park, Detective Paul Solomon is pessimistic about their chances of solving the case. But a clue discovered near the bones soon leaves his partner, Tim Cullen, in little doubt as to their identity. As the case leads him close to home, Tim struggles to find a balance between professional responsibility and family, testing Paul’s patience and loyalty in the process.

In his personal life, Paul wrestles with his own increasingly precarious balancing act. His friendship with David Haygood threatens his new relationship with Owen, and he finds himself questioning not only his own judgment but his motivations as well. When Paul makes a choice that may irreparably damage his budding romance, the only person he can think to turn to is his ex-lover and friend Andy.

As Paul and Tim sift through details of the short life of a young woman who died over a quarter of a century ago, what eventually emerges from the web of connections and coincidence is a story that’s both shocking and sadly familiar to the seasoned detectives.

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Hidden: Dimensions by Jo Tannah

Title: Hidden: Dimensions

Series: Hidden 02

Author: Jo Tannah

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

Length: Novella (152 pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (August 4, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: When past and future cross over in a hidden dimension, decisions need to be made.

Up and coming fashion designer John Sanderson can’t pass on the dream commission of designing the attire of the entire wedding party of a wealthy client. The catch is that he must stay at their isolated country estate for the duration of the project, even when things start to become strange.

Samuel has been waiting a long time for John’s return. He lost him a long time ago when an angry man cast him out of this dimension on a whim. Now he has the chance to make things right and claim what is his.

Caught between the past and the future, John finds himself straddling two dimensions and faced with a decision. Will Samuel’s love for John be enough to keep him safe no matter what he decides?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1215-9

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This was a strange yet interesting read. John is suddenly thrust into a weird sense of time as he takes a job that will take a month to complete. All the while there are certain elements that come into play that leave reader wondering what is going on, what is real, what is in the past.

Samuel I could never figure out exactly what he was. The description given did not help much either. So I was at a loss as to what he was. But, I still adored the two of them. It seemed that every time the two came together something or someone was trying to tear them apart.

Loved the details, mystery and characters in this story. So far I have only read two books in this series and neither are connected.

Great read.

Into The Dark Void by John Simpson & Robert Cummings

Title: Into the Dark Void

Author: John Simpson & Robert Cummings

Genre:  Science Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 31, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Is Earth alone in the universe?

In an attempt to answer that centuries-old question, scientists sent probes into the void, hoping they’d be found by intelligent life forms. In hindsight, it’s decided that giving possibly hostile races directions back to Earth might be a dangerous idea, and the United Space Force Marines are dispatched to recover the probes.

Corporal David Creswell has become a little too close to Blake Bickford, a recent graduate from Marine training, and fraternizing is against regulations. They manage to keep their romance under the radar until they are reassigned to a classified mission to retrieve the probes—aboard a ship where they’re clearly not welcome. While trying to discover who is playing with Earth’s toys in deep space, they’ll give new meaning to “leave no man behind.”

ISBN: 978-1-63476-310-3

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: When I saw who the authors were of this story I knew that I had to read it. They write stories that give you a world that has a bit of humor to it even though they have more of a serious tone to them. They also give you sexy men with a lot of depth and detail to them; it feels like you know them. After seeing the cover of the book, I can tell you my eyes went wide and my jaw dropped. What I wouldn’t give to have a man like that.

This is a bit of an oddball story to me, but it was a lot of fun. You get gorgeous men in uniform who are working in outerspace. David and Blake saw each other and knew what they wanted. David is a corporal and Blake was a private, but it didn’t seem to mind with these guys. They are very hot together.

Then while in space one saves the other, and it gets real close for a while there. They came close to death and were going to be in deep trouble with the military. Then more danger surfaced and it was up to them and their friends to keep everyone safe. I must admit that this story is a bit harder to get into and difficult to follow in some parts. The marines have a saying about not leaving any many behind, and these two are definitely backing that saying. I love how protective they are of each other, but that they are still marines.

The story itself is an amazing story but the last few pages seemed a bit forced to me, like they were trying to rush the ending a bit. Other than that, it was a great read. I had fun with it and couldn’t stop reading once I started. I love the author’s gift that they have.

I would definitely recommend this book.

Blyd and Pearce by Kim Fielding

Title: Blyd and Pearce

Author: Kim Fielding

Genre: High Fantasy,  Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (210pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 24, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Born into poverty and orphaned young, Daveth Blyd had one chance for success when his fighting prowess earned him a place in the Tangye city guard—a place he lost to false accusations of theft. Now he scrapes out a living searching for wayward spouses and missing children. When a nobleman offers him a small fortune to find an entertainer who’s stolen a ring, Daveth takes the case.

While Jory Pearce may or may not be a thief, he certainly can’t be trusted. But, enchanted by Jory’s beauty and haunting voice, Daveth soon finds himself caught in the middle of a conspiracy. As he searches desperately for answers, he realizes that he’s also falling for Jory. The two men face river wraiths, assassins, a necromancer, and a talking head that could be Daveth’s salvation on their quest for the truth. But with everyone’s integrity in question and Death eager to dance, Daveth will need more than sorcery to survive.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-669-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Other booksellers

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Great story about the differences between populations, mystery and romance. I loved both Daveth and Jory. They both fascinated for different reasons. Daveth’s determination to do better for himself inspired me. Jory’s a mystery that had me from the start. I enjoyed reading about him immensely.

While they are getting to know one another they are both caught up in a mystery that they desperately try to understand. While some of the story had me scratching my head it fit with the overall setting. Nothing is as it seems and trust is something both men need if they are to survive.

Twists and turns are around every corner in this fascinating tale. I truly loved the dynamics as Jory and Daveth fought to keep ahead of the surprises that awaited them. Great cast of characters that added to an already good story.

Great read.

Mr. July by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. July

Series: Calendar Men o7

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Humour, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella (87pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: There are enough skeletons in Felix’s closet to fill up an entire calendar.

Felix Apostolou is a rising star in the art world. His murals are quickly gaining him fame in the San Antonio art scene, and when he’s featured in the Calendar Men charity calendar, he’ll draw in even more attention. As it is, he’s getting commission offers faster than he can process them.

He takes on one mural that holds special meaning for him—one for Ezra Harrington, owner of Quantum, Inc., and close friend to the injured original photographer of the Calendar Men shoot.

What Felix didn’t count on was meeting a man who turned his world around and brought something other than art to focus for him. Tse Soto is intriguing, passionate, and open in ways Felix quickly comes to appreciate.

But Felix’s past isn’t what he believed it to be, and what he learns about it could be more than he can handle.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-672-5

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Felix and Tse were great characters. I loved these two men together. Their strengths and weaknesses added a delightful spin on the story as it progressed. Felix’s past comes back to haunt him and Tse is there to help along the way.

The mystery aspect of the story was well written and intriguing to read as it unfolded. I have enjoyed this series about hunky guys in calendar shoot where things do not go as planned and sometimes dangerous situations arise. It was interesting as how each man handled said situations.

Fantastic read.

Blaze by Jocelyn Drake and Rinda Elliott

Title: Blaze

Series: Unbreakable Bonds 05

Author: Jocelyn Drake & Rinda Elliott

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Length: Novel (260pgs)

Publisher: Jocelyn Drake and Rinda Elliott (June 22 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: The rings have been selected.
The champagne placed on ice.
The cake decorated.

And the pre-wedding sex is off the charts…

Lucas Vallois and Andrei Hadeon are finally ready to walk down the aisle. There’s just one small problem.

A ghost from Lucas’s past shows up days before the wedding, desperate for help. Against his better judgement, Lucas and his best friend, Ashton Frost, plan a fast trip back to the one place they swore they’d never go: their hometown in Oklahoma. But the danger is worse than they expected.

Now, they’re in a race to track down a killer, keep a young girl safe, and get Lucas back in time to say, “I do.”.

ISBN: B07D6GJ4Y1

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Let me start off by saying usually I am not a fan of using the same MC’s from another book in a separate book because well honestly you learn most all you need to know about them in the first book so the second seems lacking. Not so in this tale as it’s about Lucas and the gang, wedding plans and a visit to Snow and Lucas’ hometown.

There were times I wanted to get to the good stuff, action, and there were others were I wanted to know more about what was going on. But all in all it was a decent read with a fair amount of drama, action and love for all to keep reading.

Facing their pasts was hard for both Snow and Lucas who left many years before and found a new family for themselves. I loved the struggles portrayed as well as realizing the past can not hurt you unless you let it. Andreas jealousy was a thing of beauty for Lucas. There was quite a bit of characters who added to the story as it progressed.

All in all it was great read and addition to the series.

Blyd and Pearce by Kim Fielding Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Kim Fielding stopping by today with her upcoming release Blyd and Pearce, we have a brilliant guest post from Kim, a great excerpt, and a fantastic giveaway where there’s two audiobooks and a £10 Dreamspinner GC up for grabs, so guys, check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Blyd and Pearce

by

Kim Fielding

Born into poverty and orphaned young, Daveth Blyd had one chance for success when his fighting prowess earned him a place in the Tangye city guard—a place he lost to false accusations of theft. Now he scrapes out a living searching for wayward spouses and missing children. When a nobleman offers him a small fortune to find an entertainer who’s stolen a ring, Daveth takes the case.

While Jory Pearce may or may not be a thief, he certainly can’t be trusted. But, enchanted by Jory’s beauty and haunting voice, Daveth soon finds himself caught in the middle of a conspiracy. As he searches desperately for answers, he realizes that he’s also falling for Jory. The two men face river wraiths, assassins, a necromancer, and a talking head that could be Daveth’s salvation on their quest for the truth. But with everyone’s integrity in question and Death eager to dance, Daveth will need more than sorcery to survive.

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Dark Tide by Greg Herren

Title: Dark Tide

Author: Greg Herren

Genre: Mystery

Length: Novel (264 Pages)

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (September 15, 2014)

Heat Level: None  

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

Blurb:  For Ricky Hackworth, a summer job to save money before he leaves for college is a necessity. When he lands a job as a lifeguard at the Mermaid Inn in Latona, Alabama, on the beautiful Gulf Coast, it’s like a dream come true. But once he moves into the Inn, he starts hearing stories about the lifeguard from the previous summer…and how he vanished without a trace right in the middle of the summer. Before long, Ricky realizes the Inn and the town are hiding some dark secrets…secrets someone is willing to kill to protect, and Ricky has to find out the truth before he, too, vanishes without a trace.

ISBN:  978-1-62639-254-0

Product Link: Bold Stroke Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  I have read two complete series by this author and have loved each one of them, so it wasn’t a far stretch that this would be any different.  It is not part of a series but a standalone story.  At first it is a bit misleading; what with finding out some of the information half way though the story so I was a bit miffed with that.  However the mystery soon moves into something a bit darker then I normally read. 

At first I must admit that I was thinking paranormal type story, but it definitely was not.  Which was a plus for me.  Although I do love paranormals, mermaids were never one of my favorites.  They always gave me the creeps. 

So what you get here is a complete mystery with a lot of twists and turns to keep you guessing.  I felt bad for the young man in the end, but damn it was good.  It is not as action packed as I had expected though.  I was also not really into the supporting characters as I should have been I suppose.  The girl comes off as a waste but she soon picks up in the story.  And here I thought Ricky really went there for the job, the blurb definitely doesn’t let you know.  I felt a bit let down on that part and the fact that you don’t find it out till the book is halfway done.

Ricky was trying his hardest to save money to go to college.  He had decided to go away from home to do so, but there is a hidden reason behind it all.  Zack had gone there during the summer to work and within a short time there ended up in a world that was dark and nasty.  He turned up missing and Ricky wanted to find out why and how.  That is if it doesn’t get him killed as well.

Now I am not a fan of having the readers think this is a romance, because it is not.  It is just a dark mystery surrounding another, who just happens to be the main guy’s boyfriend.  It starts off with a description of the place and let’s just say that I would never visit there, not even if someone paid me to do so.  It is a very fascinating story that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout it all.  

Now the story is very good and the writing was perfect, however it was just a bit too dark for my taste.  I figure it is definitely not a story to read before going to bed, that is if you dream of what you read. 

I am afraid that even though I connected with the story and Ricky, the story was just not for me.  However I can’t wait to read more by this author.

Thin Blue by Patricia Logan

Title: Thin Blue

Series: The Thin Blue Line 01

Author: Patricia Logan

Genre: Mystery, Action, Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel (332pgs)

Publisher: Westburg Publishing (June 27, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Detective Pope Dades is a veteran police officer working in the Hollywood division, one of the busiest police precincts in the country. Dealing with drug dealers, hookers, and mentally ill suspects on a daily basis is his stock and trade. He once loved his job with the LAPD but three years ago, he put his trust in the wrong man and he’s been paying the price ever since. Refusing to work with a partner after the first one nearly killed him, Pope is jaded, still hurting, and hanging onto the career he once adored by a thread.

Homeland Security Investigator Felix Jbarra is a fresh-faced young agent with a bright future in the DHS ahead of him. Deeply closeted, Felix hides his sexual orientation from his huge Catholic family which brings him terrible guilt and grief. One night in a back-room nightclub encounter, he connects with a man who inexplicably makes him want to confess everything. Assigned to help shut down an elusive child sex trafficking ring, Felix instinctively knows he’ll need turn to the more experienced detective for help if he and his partner want to crack this case.

In the first book of the brand new Thin Blue Line series, join Felix and Pope in this exciting adventure as their worlds collide on the mean streets and in between the sheets…

Thin Blue contains a sneak peek at Order & Anarchy (The Thin Blue Line series Book 2)

** Please Note**

If you’ve read the Death and Destruction series, Lincoln Snow, McBride M. McCallahan, Jarrett Evans-Wolfe, and Thayne Evans-Wolfe also play ongoing roles in this new series. Never fear, Jarrett probably won’t be base jumping off any more buildings… probably.

ISBN: B07F3297LX

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Years after a vicious beating by his ex partner on the force Detective Dade Pope is doing all he can to take down the bad guys. With hardly any support from the LAPD that is easier said than done. One night he meets sexy Homeland Security Investigator Felix Jbarra who is undercover at the time during an arrest. After said arrest Dades world is turned upside down when he’s threatened with arrest among other things. Felix on the other hand knows he’s innocent.

I loved this story. Two law enforcement officers one veteran, one new, one faces bigotry everyday on the job by his ex partner, the other has a partner who seems for all intense and purposes to be there for him. These two couldn’t be any different than night and day yet they worked well together in the field.

Hot sexy scenes, a lot of loving and suspense keep you on the rollercoaster of mystery while they try to solve a child trafficking case. Great cast of characters old and new show up in this awesome story.

I am looking forward to reading more about these two as well as the others and to see if Preston Redding ever gets whats coming to him.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Infected: Prey by Andrea Speed

Title:   Infected: Prey, (2nd Edition)

Series:  Infected  01

Author:  Andrea Speed

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Mystery

Length: Novel (384 Pages)

Publisher:  DSP Publications (October 14, 2014)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥ 5Hearts

Blurb: In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds.

The murder of a former cop draws Roan into an odd case where an unidentifiable species of cat appears to be showing an unusual level of intelligence. He juggles that with trying to find a missing teenage boy, who, unbeknownst to his parents, was “cat” obsessed. And when someone is brutally murdering infecteds, Eli Winters, leader of the Church of the Divine Transformation, hires Roan to find the killer before he closes in on Eli.

Working the crimes will lead Roan through a maze of hate, personal grudges, and mortal danger. With help from his tiger-strain infected partner, Paris Lehane, he does his best to survive in a world that hates and fears their kind… and occasionally worships them.

ISBN:  978-1-63216-326-4 

Product Link: DSP Publications | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  I never thought that I would be a fan of this type of book but then again in this story they really are not what one would expected.  They are infected and changed, even those who are born infected such as our sexy private detective.  He is different from all the others. 

I was impressed with the fact that it was one of those stories that you just couldn’t put down till you finished the story. Although I have to say that the first part dragged on for way to long.  I think if it didn’t have all the added stuff to it; it would have gone way above what it ended up being for me.

I love the fact that it doesn’t follow the normal stereotype of paranormal.  In this story it means that a shifter can turn into their big cat just like a werewolf does, during the cycle of the moon.  It can be spread just like sexual diseases, through blood and semen so it is easy to become infected.  Just like many infections you could change or you could die.  It really just depends on how strong you are, and if you are younger then you have more of a chance to survive.  I love the world this author created for her readers and damn the guys are hot.

Roan is an ex-cop now private detective who tries to solve the crimes involving other infected.  He was born an infected and changed into a big ass lion. Roan is so different from the others; in the fact that he is not ill nor is he disfigured like so many others.  He is a bit snarky and can be a pain in the ass, where as the man he has fallen in love with is the opposite of him.

Paris is a tiger shifter and he is a people person.  It is what got him infected in the first place.  He is gorgeous and a bit stuck into himself or should I say vain.  Now while we have the two love birds, we also get several different mysteries going on.  From missing people to find to a very crazy group of religious nuts jobs, a cat that is on the loose and needs to be put down in my mind, to a group that hates those infected and lots of trouble in between. 

Now like I said this story starts off very slow and almost cause me to put the book down with disinterest, it slowly built into a pretty awesome story.  I wasn’t too sure about the fact that the author put so much into this story but it turned out that it worked.  The complexity of the characters and what was going on kept my attention longer than I thought it would.  I loved the little twists that I found in it also.

I loved the romance our two sexy guys have going on and can’t wait to hear more about them in the future. I didn’t much care for the clichés that were in this story, nor the gay remarks that were throughout it but what can I say there is always something that you will find in all stories that you won’t much like.  It doesn’t take away from the book at all though, so it was all good.  I enjoyed reading it, but can admit that it won’t be one of those series that I read back to back.  I also can’t see myself reading it more than once, but it is very interesting.  It is just way too long for me to want to even read it twice, once is good enough for me. 

Other than my little issues, this is one story that I would definitely recommend. 

Mr. June by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. June

Series: Calendar Men 06

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Humour, Contemporary, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella(99pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (5th June 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Ilias Hayes is coming to believe that there is truth to the saying ‘no good deed goes unpunished.’

Ilias Hayes was flattered when he was asked to pose in a charity calendar shoot. He was even more thrilled to participate when Perry invited his boyfriend, Terry, to pose with Ilias. Being one of the couples in the calendar would cement their relationship.

Except it doesn’t. Terry dumps him, and Ilias realizes just how warped that relationship was. He plans to focus on his career with San Antonio Police Department and work out why he stayed with someone who treated him so badly.

But a call from dispatch about a fight at a doctor’s office brings a very interesting, opinionated man into Ilias’ life. He isn’t sure if Doctor Torres is flirting or not, but Ilias wants to find out—if he can get past his own fears and escape someone who wants Ilias for themselves.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-657-2

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Illias and his boyfriend Terry are part of the calendar shoot when Illias discovers Terry is only with him for his connections. Needless to say Illias and terry part ways. During a call to a doctor’s office Illias meets Dr. Torres and the sparks fly. But Illias is unsure due to the relationship he just got out of.

I loved that Torres was patient and caring with Illias considering his fears. The two seemed made for each other in all ways. Another great addition to the calendar men series.

Fantastic read.

The Couple Next Door by Rick R. Reed

Title: The Couple Next Door

Author: Rick R. Reed

Genre:  Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 7, 2015)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: With the couple next door, nothing is as it seems.

Jeremy Booth leads a simple life, scraping by in the gay neighborhood of Seattle, never letting his lack of material things get him down. But the one thing he really wants—someone to love—seems elusive. Until the couple next door moves in and Jeremy sees the man of his dreams, Shane McCallister, pushed down the stairs by a brute named Cole.

Jeremy would never go after another man’s boyfriend, so he reaches out to Shane in friendship while suppressing his feelings of attraction. But the feeling of something being off only begins with Cole being a hard-fisted bully—it ends with him seeming to be different people at different times. Some days, Cole is the mild-mannered John and then, one night in a bar, he’s the sassy and vivacious drag queen Vera.

So how can Jeremy rescue the man of his dreams from a situation that seems to get crazier and more dangerous by the day? By getting close to the couple next door, Jeremy not only puts a potential love in jeopardy, but eventually his very life.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-649-4

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first book by this author that I have read and I must say that this author has one hell of a gift. I am not much into mysteries however this story gives you a different perspective. I have to admit that it was a spooky story that is for sure. I wasn’t really sure what to really think about it but I did enjoy reading it.

I liked how Rick made multiple personality disorder seem so intriguing. Although, the truth does come out in the end. John was a sweet young man, but he has multiple personalities in him. He was Vera, who I have to admit was a bit harder to figure out, and then there was Cole. Cole was a very cruel man, loved to cause pain and a killer. He had moved with his little brother Shane to get away from the past. It would seem the past has caught up with them.

Jeremy had come across Shane and John, when John pushed Shane down the stairs. He was falling for Shane but his fear of John or Cole was making it hard. Rick was able to bring these characters to life and gave them such a detailed depth, that it makes you feel like you are there with them. I felt for Shane but loved Jeremy a bit more. He put his neck out for Shane but Shane loved his brother. The problem is his brother is nuts.

This author has made me believe every word that came out and had me captivated in the story. I couldn’t put the book down. There are sexy neighbors, secrets, violence, false identities and an amazing plot twist to this story that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. Now I admit this story was not for me, but that is because I am more for stories that are happy, cheerful and quirky which this story definitely is not. I did have fun reading it though. However I will probably be sleeping with the lights on and probably will never date again after reading this.

I would definitely recommend this story to any one that is looking for a good mystery with a bit of romance in it.

Demonstrated Kill by Patricia Logan

Title: Demonstrated Kill

Series: Assassins 03

Author: Patricia Logan

Genre: Genre Fiction, Romance Erotica

Length: Novel (179pgs)

Publisher: Westburg Publishing; 1 edition (September 15, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Kai Thundercloud is an assassin trained by the US military. Now working undercover for the LAPD, he will be forced to make the toughest decision of his life and he faces his last task with dread… assassinate a man he’d once fallen in love with.

Bob Crowley is the brilliant head of the LAPD gang unit versed in the language of the streets and it has earned him powerful enemies. A quiet man and a workaholic personality have made him friends on the force but no one knows of the love he once lost. The LAPD is no place to be out and proud.

When Bob is suddenly accused of attempted murder, an LAPD friend Cassidy Ryan is convinced of Crowley’s innocence. When fate intercedes and Bob and his ex-lover are inexplicably reunited under the most dangerous of circumstances, Cassidy is shocked to see Thundercloud, another old friend from the LAPD, exposed for who he really is.

Murder, intrigue, addiction, and betrayal abound in the conclusion of the three “Assassins” novels. Will Crowley survive his lover’s task… or fall victim to… a demonstrated kill?

ISBN: B00NMS3GOY

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Corruption, betrayal, murder and a whole slew of other intriguing aspects are in abundance in this riveting story about a so called corrupt cop, Kai Thundercloud. Kai is drowning and in need of help. The only one he can turn to is the very one who he should not trust.

Crowley is the head of the gang unit in the LAPD and Kai’s former lover. Since Kai disappeared Crowley has lived his life. When a case puts Kai in his sights he becomes suspicious of the circumstances. When he inquires about Kai he unknowingly puts both their lives in danger.

Absolutely stunning story from start to finish. The details and atmosphere at times scream danger. I loved that I was on the edge of my seat awaiting what would happen. Fantastic and riveting this story packs a punch.

Highly recommended.

Confirmed Kill by Patricia Logan

Title: Confirmed Kill

Series: Assassins 02

Author: Patricia Logan

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novel (227pgs)

Publisher: Westburg Publishing (May 2, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Ichiro Hayashi has been hired to kill a man whose actions threaten to bring down a political empire which stretches across oceans. Hayashi, an assassin trained in the ancient art of the Ninja, has only one sacred duty… he must carry out his mission, or die trying. The kill should be simple yet the target is unsophisticated and without protection. These things give Ichiro pause and he wonders why anyone would want this particular man’s life destroyed.

A young Russian is a marked man. He’s been forced to flee his home, his way of life, and the only man he’s ever loved. When the young man escapes to the US he finds the man who means everything to him has been lost to him, believing him dead. When he is suddenly confronted with an angel of death in the form of a devastatingly handsome assassin, broken-hearted Vasili welcomes his fate.

The twists and turns continue when Ichiro finds his lover threatened, and he suddenly knows that he must rise to the challenge and face the man who wants them both dead. Can he? Injured and alone, his target will learn… the Ninja has secrets of his own.

ISBN: B00K3AJB5C

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Wow. Action, drama, suspense surround this intriguing story of an assassin, Ichiro, sent to kill Vasili, a man marked for death by someone I was not expecting though I should have been. There are several twists in the story that added to the enjoyment of the story.

I felt for both Ichiro and Vasili when the twists are revealed as they affected both men. Truly a wonderful and delightful story. Some scenes are intense and some are sweet.

Well written and balanced this book was a great addition to the series.

Fantastic read. Highly recommended.