Night Drop by Marshall Thornton

Marshall Thornton - Night Drop Cover 3837yhgTitle: Night Drop

Series: Pinx Video Mysteries 01

Author: Marshall Thornton

Genre: Mystery & Detective

Length: Novel (200pgs)

Publisher: Kenmore Books (September 15, 2017)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: It’s 1992 and Los Angeles is burning. Noah Valentine, the owner of Pinx Video in Silver Lake, notices the fires have taken their toll on fellow shopkeeper Guy Peterson’s camera shop. After the riots end, he decides to stop by Guy’s apartment to pick up his overdue videos, only to find Guy’s family dividing up his belongings. He died in the camera store fire—or did he? Noah and his downstairs neighbors begin to suspect something else might have happened to Guy Peterson. Something truly sinister.

The first in a new series from Lambda Award-winner Marshall Thornton, Night Drop strikes a lighter tone than the Boystown Mysteries, while bringing Silver Lake of the early 1990s to life..

ISBN: B0742Q8YJJ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Video store owner Noah decides to get his overdue videos back only to discover the man, guy, is dead. Or is he. Along with his good friends and neighbors Marc and Louis they set out to determine what exactly is going on.

This story is dramatic. The riots in LA in the nineties was devastating and is brought to life in this murder mystery. The details were amazing, the writing fabulous and the overall story amazing. I felt as though I was there with the guys as they traversed through the clues.

The humor and closeness of these three men was comfortable. I really enjoyed the entire story from start to finish and am anxious to dive into the second book which I will dive into as soon as I finish this review.

Great read.

Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have V.L. Locey popping by today with the tour for her new release Nine Small Sips: A Tales of Bryant Wedding, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~ p.s. keep an eye out for Prime’s review coming soon!

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Nine Small Sips

(A Tales of Bryant Wedding)
by

V.L. Locey

Life for Isamu Taylor is now a Cinderella story that includes a Manhattan loft, a new position in the hottest LGBT film production company in New York City, and an upcoming wedding in Bryant Park to his very own handsome prince.

He’s come a long way from that struggling film student with ratty sneakers and shaggy hair. Isamu is now living an urbanite’s fairy tale with that happily ever after just around a bustling city street corner.

But as all wedding planners know, even the best laid plans seem to go awry, and Isamu and Brian’s wedding is no exception. But love – both old and new – is in the air, so nothing can go too badly, right?

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Chef On Top by M.J. O’Shea Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

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Chef On Top

(Sizzling In The Kitchen 03)
by

M.J. O’Shea

Chef Jake Casey has never been what you’d call… liked. By anyone. He was the odd outcast son of the town drunk, and he’s spent his adult life doing everything he can to be nothing like his father. If that meant stomping on a few dozen toes, so be it. But contrary to popular belief, he is human. It gets a little old being alone all the time. When he lands a new job on the other side of the country, Jake decides he’s going to change. New city, new restaurant, new Jake. 

It’s going pretty well until his first and only friend’s ex shows up with a fiancé in tow. Ty is horrified. Jake might not have much practice with the friend thing, but he decides he’ll do what everyone in the movies always does – he offers to be Ty’s fake boyfriend. It can’t go wrong. Right?

Ty Caldecott knows better. His life isn’t a teen rom-com and situations like these always end up in humiliation. But the prospect of seeing Taran every day with that ring shining on his finger makes Ty want to vomit. Ty doesn’t want to look like a pining loser, so he tells Jake he’s in. 

It can’t go wrong.

Right?

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Bound by Devon McCormack

Devon McCormack - Bound Cover 93hyeTitle: Bound

Series: The Clipped Saga 02

Author: Devon McCormack

Genre: Fantasy, Superheroes

Length: Novel (272pgs)

Publisher: Devon McCormack (November 8, 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: MORTALS BEWARE: True to the first gospel’s form, this second chronicle in THE CLIPPED SAGA presents the absurd, the nonsensical, the perplexing, the disturbing, and the gratuitous adventures of immortals with bizarre tastes and inclinations. Brace yourself for a ride on the wild side with a cast of characters who still can’t seem to keep their pants on, even during the most crucial of times.

The demon Kinzer’s got a serious problem.

A powerful weapon, a ticking time bomb, that could end all of humanity. He’s also got a knack for getting himself into trouble–something complicated by a new companion who arrives to help he and his mortal ally on their quest to save humanity from God’s wrath.

Meanwhile, Treycore is on a mission to save Kid, the mortal who he fell way too fast for…something he still can’t make sense of. For the sake of rescuing Kid–and because nothing can be too easy in the demented universe of a sadist author’s creation–the only way Trey can get to Kid is to make peace with his ex, the most beautiful of all the angels…who also still hasn’t quite gotten over him.

Together, they journey through Hell to find Trey’s far more devious ex, encountering the most sinister, wicked, and perverse of God’s creations along the way.

Here’s hoping they can wrap it all up before the final installment…

*This is not a standalone, so for the most satisfying reading experience, I recommend you read CLIPPED before embarking on the adventure contained in this book..

ISBN: B077992JPM

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: As with the first book this one is full of fast paced action and twists and turns. Trey goes to hell to find Kid and save him from Vera, his ex. Meanwhile Kinzar is on his own mission to stop a weapon that will destroy humanity and everything else.

I was amazed at how well the story flowed. I was awestruck with the details. The brutality at times had me cringing and thinking how could this be, but it works with this series. There is quite a bit going on throughout as it’s a journey in and of itself.

The story almost seems to take a life of it’s own as it progresses. The dangers that follow are edge of your seat worthy. There is no shortage of villains in this epic series as well as good guys to boot.

I simply am awestruck by this series.

Omega Born by C.R. Guiliano

C.R. Guiliano - Omega Born Cover 3728urhTitle: Omega Born

Series: Omega Born 01

Author: C.R. Guiliano

Genre: Paranormal, MPreg

Length: Novella (151 Pages)

Publisher: C.R. Guiliano (September 14, 2015)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Arri had been abused and picked on all his life. Born a runt, and then maturing into an omega, he was cast out of his pack. Figuring he’d not find another pack willing to take him in, he struggled to make a life for himself in the human world.

If he didn’t have bad luck, he had no luck at all. Jobs were hard to come by, and he wasn’t able to keep them for long, his omega empathy causing humiliating meltdowns.

He’d been robbed, mugged, and nearly raped too many times to count. Arri’s wolf was fundamentally broken, with no way to emerge, or protect him, finally withdrawing deep within him and remaining silent.

Then, a day came when things changed. Answering yet another employment ad, he was stunned to find the source of the advertisement was a beta wolf, then was shocked further when he was presented before the alpha of the Woodlynn pack. He’d heard rumors about this pack, the alpha considered one of the strongest on the continent.
He believed the rumors after meeting the large male.

Arri’s silent wolf had awakened, whispering to him, calling the alpha, mate, which was ridiculous. Alphas didn’t mate with lowly omegas. Especially male omegas, even though Arri was perfectly capable of giving an alpha pups, or so he’d been told by the old ex-beta he’d befriended. But then again, male omegas were rare, and thought little of, viewed as weak, considered unnatural. So, he would ignore his wolf, do his job, and keep his head down, not causing Alpha Dryden any cause to fire him.

*~*~*~*

Dryden knew there was something different about the assistant his beta, Vann, had brought to him. He was human, yet he smelled of wolf. But not a scent Dryden had ever experienced before. Vann hadn’t seemed to notice, though Dryden suspected his beta was still angry at Dryden insisting on a human assistant.

How could he tell his beta he’d felt an uneasiness in his pack, a danger that he couldn’t put his finger on, and didn’t want to trust any pack-mates to handle his affairs?

As time passed, his instincts that something was wrong within his pack grew, along with the certainty that Arri was not what he seemed.

It was when Dryden was visiting another pack, tremulous negotiations for an alliance in the works, and Arri was attacked, that the truth came out. Dryden’s assistant was an omega wolf. And not just any omega, but a Fae Omega, which would be the reason Dryden hadn’t known.

Omega wolves were rare, and most packs banished them for their weaknesses. But a Fae Omega was unheard of, most believing them myths. The Fae had died out a long time ago, and for an omega wolf to be born with Fae blood was incredible.

But that wasn’t Dryden’s biggest problem. The moment Arri had shifted, Dryden’s wolf went into the blood-mate fever, the need to claim the omega the only thing he was capable of thinking about.

But to claim Arri, Dryden would have to fight the alpha of Arri’s home pack, and he wasn’t sure he could win. And, then there was the unknown threat within his own pack that he still needed to figure out.

ISBN: B015EQAM8O

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: The first thing I am going to say is, that the length of the blurb was crazy. After reading it, I pretty much knew what it was totally about. Then there is the problems that the book had with certain words misused and simple errors that should have been caught in beta read.

Arri has had a rough life, hell that is being nice about it. Abused from not only his parents but pack mates. His alpha does not a damn thing with it, until he shifts for the first time. The alpha banished the omega male wolf. Wolves need pack, but Arri has no clue what to do. Then he applied for a position that he knew he could do, and it leads him straight into another pack. A pack where the alpha is his mate.

Dryden doesn’t have a clue that his new assistant is a wolf shifter let alone his mate, until the sexy man shifts in front of him. Then he realizes that his little mate is an omega. There are many dangers out there, and one of them is close to home.

Ok, I had several issues with this book. The major one was when the beta has to sleep with Arri to produce milk. I am sorry but that was totally not needed in the book and was quite stupid. It is cheating even if the other parties are ok with it. I know it was to help, but still in my mind it is the same thing. Brought the story down quite a bit. The guilt the beta had was not needed also. I was actually liking the story till I got to that part. What a shame to add something that was not needed into a story.

Other than that it had issues that were so simple I could not believe, the author, the beta and the editor missed them so easily. There was no guess work with the story, you knew what was going to happen before it happened. There was no shock, no surprise, no guesswork involved in it. Plus you make a omega look extremely weak, then give him so awesome powers just didn’t work for me. How did the old pack not know any of this is beyond me. Then there is the fact that they screwed anything that walked, had kids out of matings and then threw in a mate or two. Just unbelievable to even look at. Plus the omega isn’t just an omega, he is a fae omega and then that is all there is. That was not needed at all either, unless the author was to explain just a bit more about them.

I am sorry but this story was just off. Now I am not saying this is a bad story, because lets face it, I did enjoy the story quite a bit. It has great potential but it needs to be re-worked on and then re-released a second time. There were parts I really liked and others that I didn’t. I do hope that the next book has been better thought out and written with more ease. And please, less is needed on the blurb.

Christmas Wishes by R.J. Scott *Free*

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Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday

Length: Short Story (36 Pages)

Publisher: Love Lane Books (20th December 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Jamie’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere in a snowstorm. The only hope there is for Jamie and his baby daughter, Grace, is to follow a light leading them to a cabin half hidden in the forest. What they find is a grumpy author in isolation and very little in the way of help.

Lucas never asked for company, particularly a hot guy and his tiny, demanding, daughter. Their arrival brings chaos and destroys his peace and he has no idea what to do. But when lust turns to more he fights the need to kiss his guest.

Because Jamie will be leaving soon, so Lucas doesn’t have to worry he’ll lose his heart. Right?

ISBN: 978-1-78564-101-5

Product Link: Free claim link

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Lucas is one hell of a mystery and horror author, but his communication skills suck. He wants total isolation to write and has a sweet cabin I would love to have. His isolation is disturbed by a sexy man and his daughter. Jamie pretty much puts his car in the ditch, in the middle of nowhere and heads for the light he sees. His daughter is a cutie pie but the man who answers leaves him with questions.

It is a very cute little Christmas story, but I would have dumped Lucas on his head. It had quite a bit in it and that was surprising, since it was such a short story. Fun little read for warming your heart on a cold winter’s day.

I enjoyed reading it, but can’t really see myself doing it more than once though. It was cute but didn’t call to me like it should have.

Sound of Us by A.M. Arthur

A.M. Arthur - Sound of Us Cover 2833ghTitle: Sound of Us

Series: Us 02

Author: A.M. Arthur

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (298pgs)

Publisher: Briggs-King Books (April 21, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Jake Bowden didn’t expect to be settling into a strong, loving relationship with another guy at only twenty-three years old—never mind with two. His chemistry with Cris is as strong as ever, while things with Charles are more like a simmer than a heavy boil. Charles says he’s perfectly content to go at Jake’s pace, but Jake isn’t sure slow is what he wants anymore. And when Jake wants something, he isn’t shy about going after it.

Cris Sable is head-over-heels in love with the two men in his life, and he’s vowed to do everything he can to protect the fragile, three-way relationship they’re cultivating—even if it means lying about his past. A dark past that resurfaces in an unexpected way and forces Cris to make the difficult choice between shielding Jake and Charles from it, or trusting them enough to help him face it head-on.

Charles Greenwood had forgotten what it felt like to be loved, until a feisty go-go boy and an ex-porn star fell into his bed, and then stole his heart away. He loves both men equally, but differently, slowly stoking the fire of the chemistry he shares with Jake, while passionately pursuing Cris—both in and out of bed. Their lives are entwining in the very best way…until Cris starts to pull away, distancing himself from the loving support of their triad. And after Cris disappears one night on a drunken bender, Charles vows to do whatever it takes to prove to Cris that he can trust them with anything—mind, body and spirit.

Three separate hearts will finally beat as one.

Note: This is the continuation of an m/m/m romance begun in Here For Us and is best read in order to fully enjoy the character and story development. The book also contains mild BDSM elements, including spanking.

ISBN: B06XZC9VCF

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The trio Cris, Chet and Jake are settled but not. Secrets are still surrounding them as Jake still struggles with his insecurities and Cris with his past. I loved how they were there for each other when one was in need. They seemed so good together if only they resolved the problems they were going through.

Emotional and endearing this story will pull at the heartstrings. These men deserve some happiness instead of struggling against their own demons. I am honestly hoping for a resolution for these guys as I prefer a different couple each time I read a book as I get bored with just one couple in book after book.

Never the less it was a great read.

Kiss Me Again by Garrett Leigh Blog Tour & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Garrett Leigh popping in today with the tour for her new release Kiss Me Again, we have a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~ p.s. keep an eye out for our review coming soon!

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Kiss Me Again

by

Garrett Leigh

Tree surgeon Aidan Drummond is content with his own company. He works alone, and lives alone, and it doesn’t occur to him to want anything else until a life-changing accident lands him in hospital. Then a glimpse of the beautiful boy in the opposite bed changes everything.

Ludo Giordano is trapped on the ward with a bunch of old men. His mind plays tricks on him, keeping him awake. Then late one night, a new face brings a welcome distraction. Their unlikely friendship is addictive. And, like most things in Ludo’s life, temporary.

Back in the real world, Aidan’s monochrome existence is no longer enough. He craves the colour Ludo brought him, and when a chance meeting brings them back together, before long, they’re inseparable again.

But bliss comes with complications. Aidan is on the road to recovery, but Ludo has been unwell his entire life, and that’s not going to change. Aidan can kiss him as much as he likes, but if he can’t help Ludo when he needs him most, they don’t stand a chance.

“Kiss Me Again is a deliciously tender and prickly romance about the intimacy that comes with acceptance. Ludo and Aidan accept and love each other for exactly who they are—complications, injuries, mental health issues, moods—and I loved them for it.” — Roan Parish

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Power Play by Cree Storm

Cree Storm - Power Play Cover 93927hnmTitle: Power Play

Series: The Mating Games On Ice 01

Author: Cree Storm

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (197)

Publisher: Cree Storm (April 6, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Welcome to the Mating Games on Ice!

After discovering the nefarious actions of Councilman Troy, Ricky, Ian, and Joop, along with their mates and Councilman Eagan and his mate, are on a mission to stop Troy’s plans. To do that, they must attend The Winter Mating Games in Siberia.

Darby Sellers has always wanted to find his mate. Unfortunately, the summer games did not pan out for him. Overhearing the conversation about going to the winter games, Darby decides to hitch a ride, dragging his best friend, Jayden Donovan, along.

Councilman Camden Krill was just learning about the abominations Troy was creating to take over as ruler of their world. While waiting to meet with Eagan and his friends he receives a call from a man with the most musical voice Krill had ever heard. While making their way to the mating game grounds, Eagan’s men had been attacked, some were taken hostage, and the rest were dispersed into the Siberian lands.

Being the special shifter he was, Krill had little to fear. However, this night he feared a lot. He feared that those taken would be killed, or worse. He feared those left out in the freezing lands would perish. His biggest fear was that the little lady bug shifter with the lyrical voice would die before he ever got the chance to meet him in person and discover if fate had finally shined on him and brought him his true mate.

ISBN: B06Y44B29B

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in The Mating Game On Ice collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This story is a branch off of The Mating Game series, so I would suggest reading those first.

There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two sexy men involved. I absolutely love how this author put together a story that draws you in but keeps your attention through out the whole story. This is one of those types of stories that you just can’t read once. It is exciting, adventure packed, danger filled and that is just a few fun points to this story. The guys are well rounded and fully engaging. I actually got a kick out of finding out what paranormal two of the guys were, bugs…

Darby has a gut feeling that he will find his mate, in Russia. He was going to go no matter what, but thankfully his best friend decided to go with him. The problem is the cold and bugs do not go together. So they hide in their paranormal form and hitch a ride on Ian. Might drive Ian nuts, trying to figure out the voices.

Then danger strikes, and they need to help the others. It leads him to his mate, a mate that just so happens to be a councilman. Krill is a very old shifter whose shifting side is unique. He knows just from a call who his mate is. Now all he has to do is to rescue him and the others. Going to be an interesting run.

When I started reading this, I felt behind because I had not known it was a branch off of another series. So I am going to go read those books once more, and you guessed it get a second reading of this book. It is that much fun. I can not wait to get my hands on the next book.

Here For Us by A.M. Arthur

A.M. Arthur - Here for Us Cover 238474yhTitle: Here For Us

Series: Us 01

Author: A.M. Arthur

Genre: Contemporary, Ménage

Length: Novella (381pgs)

Publisher: Briggs-King Books (March 17, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Cris Sable doesn’t walk into popular gay bar Big Dick’s expecting to find more than a casual hookup, so he’s surprised by his instant attraction and intense chemistry with go-go dancer Jake. Jake’s sexy as hell and a firecracker in bed. The sparks between them are undeniable, and what starts as a hookup evolves into something deeper, possibly permanent—until Jake dumps Cris flat on his ass for no good reason.

Angry and confused, Cris finds comfort with his longtime friend and employer Charles “Chet” Greenwood. Cris’s emotional state stirs up Charles’s long-buried feelings for Cris. Feelings he’s denied for eight years, because Cris is his employee and therefore off limits—not to mention two decades younger than Charles. Cris admits he has feelings for Charles, too, but he’s still getting over Jake and both men agree nothing can happen between them while Charles is still Cris’s boss.

Jake Bowden knows he doesn’t have anything to offer a guy. He’s a go-go dancer with no degree and no real career aspirations. He’s also used to everyone who loves him leaving, so it makes sense to cut Cris loose before things get too serious. Cris is kind, passionate and totally deserves a guy like Charles—wealthy, owns a home, successful businessman. Jake can’t compete so why bother? They’re better off together. But when Jake has a serious personal crisis, Cris and Charles unite to pull him back together, and the three men discover it’s possible—maybe even inevitable—to fall in love with more than one person at a time.

“Here For Us” is the first in a brand-new m/m/m menage romance series that explores the March/May/September relationship of three very different men.

ISBN: B06X156VN3

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Three men with baggage gravitate toward one another as feelings long buried come to light. Insecurities send one man, Jake, to question himself after having been with Cris. Devastated Cris turns to his friend and boss Chet for comfort. The two admit they have feelings for one another.

This was a drama filled book with a lot of emotions happening between the characters and themselves. There were a lot of secondary characters introduced that at times overwhelmed me. But I figured they were introduced for a reason as in they were in the rest of the series.

It was a complicated yet sweet beginning to an interesting menage story.

Great read.

Gaming Happiness by Flynn Eire

Flynn Eire - Gaming Happiness Cover 237ylmTitle: Gaming Happiness

Series: Hounds of Hell 20

Author: Flynn Eire

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (106 Pages)

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

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

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

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

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

ISBN: B0788BFWRR

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

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

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

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

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

Other than that I had a blast reading this story. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book.

The Rising by Morgan Brice

Morgan Brice - The Rising Cover 2839thfTitle: The Rising

Series: Badlands 02

Author: Morgan Brice

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novel (228pgs)

Publisher: Darkwind Press (February 13, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: A big storm is brewing, there’s a killer on the loose, and the ghosts of Myrtle Beach are restless. Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and his sexy cop boyfriend, homicide detective Vic D’Amato have their hands full helping the Grand Strand brace for rough surf, driving rain, and high winds as a winter storm roars toward shore.

Everyone’s on edge, and rumors are rampant about sightings of Blackcoat Benny, a ghostly omen of danger, and worse, the Gallows Nine, the spirits of nine infamous criminals hanged back in the 1700s, a harbinger of disaster. Rough tides wash the wreck of an old pirate ship into shallow waters, high winds threaten to damage an old mansion with a dark past, and the citizens of the beach town hunker down to ride out the storm.

As the skies grow dark and the sea turns wild, several men from prominent local families end up dead under suspicious circumstances. Simon’s premonition confirms Vic’s gut feeling—the killing is just getting started. As Simon tries to reach out to the spirits of the murdered men to help the investigation, he’s attacked by malicious ghosts that don’t want anyone getting in the way of their long-overdue vengeance.

With the storm hammering the coast, and new victims piling up, Simon is certain that the sins and secrets of the past are coming due, and that the murders have a supernatural link. Vic and Simon race to stop the murders against an unholy deadline, but as they battle rising tides and risen ghosts, can they save the intended victims without getting trapped themselves?

The Rising is the second novel in the Badlands series. It is a MM romance intended for readers 18 years of age and older..

ISBN: B07NQQ8Z6H

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Simon and Vic are back in this thrilling addition to the series as a storm threatens the town there are suspicious murders happening. I loved how the past came to light in the investigation and both pirates and the revolutionary war era both came up.

Simon for his part tries to communicate with the spirits to find out what is going on and ends up meeting a very vengeful spirit hell bent on destruction. This story was well written and had me on the edge of my seat. I loved everything about the book.

Fantastic read.

The Stars May Rise and Fall by Estella Mirai

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Author: Estella Mirai

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (282 pages)

ASIN: B07HZ3Z55P

Publisher: Self-published (11 Dec 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Dreams don’t always look the way you expect them to.

Teru came to Tokyo with dreams of making it big in the glam-metal visual kei scene, but three years later, all he has to show for it is a head of hot pink hair and some skill with an eyeliner pencil. He may look the part, but he doesn’t sound it, and constant bickering among his bandmates has him worried about his future. When he finds a mysterious business card in his bag, he’s willing to take any help he can get.

Help comes in the form of Rei, a crippled, disfigured composer whose own career was ended by an accident before it had really begun. With Teru’s voice and looks, and Rei’s money and songwriting skills, both of their dreams seem about to come true – but a forbidden kiss and a late-night confession threaten to tear it all apart. Now Teru, who has spent most of his life denying his attraction to men, and Rei, who vowed long ago never to love again, must reconcile their feelings with their careers – and with their carefully constructed ideas of themselves.

THE STARS MAY RISE AND FALL is an M/M retelling of Phantom of the Opera, set in Tokyo at the turn of the millennium. It comes with a healthy dose of angst and a dollop of nostalgia, as well as an age-difference romance, a physically disabled love interest, and memorable characters who will stay with you long after the pages are closed.

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Review: Estella Mirai is a totally new author to me, so I had no idea what to expect when I first got the book. However, I was intrigued. The whole idea of a struggling musician trying to reach for his dreams and the experienced mentor that helps him, it’s not an entirely unfamiliar trope and it is one that I’ve enjoyed in the past. The fact that it was set in Japan also intrigued, mostly because I have so many good memories of when I went to Tokyo, I felt a connection to the story when I know details the setting IRL. Add onto that this being an MM retelling of Phantom of the Opera, I was completely sold.

Set in Tokyo in 2000, the story follows, Teru who has dreams of making it big and making a successful career complete with adoring fans from his music. However, it feels like it’s never going to happen and he is ready to give up the glam and move on with life. But then Rei enters into his life. Rei is mysterious, although he is certain that Teru can make it big and is ready to do anything needed to make that a reality. Rei is also debilitated both physically and mentally by the scars that litter his body, causing him to wear a mask to hid the facial scars. They cause him endless physical pain as well as mental anguish at the thought of facing himself, let alone anyone else, with what he has become.

The journey is long and intense. Rei has the money and skills as a songwriter to help Teru realise his dreams, as well as show Teru that he has what it takes to also be a vocalist. But it isn’t all just business. Rei has had experience and knows what it is to hide his attractions to men. While Teru, practised in hiding himself as well, wants more from Rei as the two men spend more and more time together. Teru willingly becomes emotionally involved with his mentor, yet Rei is fighting his feelings the entire way.

The Stars May Rise and Fall is exactly how I thought it would be. A very enjoyable read with likable characters. The only reason that I haven’t given the book a higher rating was that unfortunately, I found it difficult to feel the connection and chemistry between Rei and Teru sometimes. Because of this I found it difficult to concentrate on the story and took away from my enjoyment.

Embracing His Syn by A.E. Via Audio Release & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have A.E. Via visiting today with her new audio release Embracing His Syn, we have a brilliant giveaway where you can win your own audiobook of Nothing Special, so check out the post and then enter the giveaway!  ❤ ~Pixie~

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Embracing His Syn

(Nothing Special 02)
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Narrator: Aiden Snow

A.E. Via

Sergeant Corbin “Syn” Sydney had dedicated his life to becoming the best detective. So when he heard there was an opening on the notorious Atlanta Narcotics Task Force, he jumped at the chance. But, what he wasn’t ready for was realizing just how lonely he’d made himself, when he observed the loving and dedicated relationship between the two men he served under: Lieutenant Cashel “God” Godfrey and Lieutenant Leonidis Day.

Syn prepared himself to accept his lonely fate until he walked into a small pub and met the long-haired, tattooed bartender, Furious Barkley. Before Syn can even understand why, he’s overcome with feelings he barely recognizes: passion, yearning, craving. And if the dark, lustful gazes are anything to go by, Furious might be feeling the same things for him.

Just two thing needs to happen before Syn and Furi can give each other what’s been missing from their lives for so long…Syn needs to find the evidence that proves Furi’s innocence of murder, as well as protect him from a past that refuses to let go.

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Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have V.L. Locey popping by today with her new release Nine Small Sips: A Tales of Bryant Wedding, we have a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Nine Small Sips

(A Tales of Bryant Wedding)
by

V.L. Locey

Life for Isamu Taylor is now a Cinderella story that includes a Manhattan loft, a new position in the hottest LGBT film production company in New York City, and an upcoming wedding in Bryant Park to his very own handsome prince.

He’s come a long way from that struggling film student with ratty sneakers and shaggy hair. Isamu is now living an urbanite’s fairy tale with that happily ever after just around a bustling city street corner.

But as all wedding planners know, even the best laid plans seem to go awry, and Isamu and Brian’s wedding is no exception. But love – both old and new – is in the air, so nothing can go too badly, right?

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Malachite by Michele Notaro & Sammi Cee Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Michele Notaro & Sammi Cee visiting today with the tour for their new release Malachite, we have a great exclusive excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~ p.s. keep an eye out for my review coming soon!

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Malachite

(Brotherhood of Ormarr 04)
by

Michele Notaro & Sammi Cee

Malachite~

I have a wonderful life. I have no room to complain; between my brothers and their new mates, this is the most alive our home has felt since my parents died. Unfortunately, all of them being mated is making me miserable. When it was just the four of us, it was us against the world. Now they’re paired up and it’s only me and my dragon, Kesia. Until I happen to walk into the Overlord’s Lair and I see him: Quentin. Mine. Mate. As much as I want to win him over without telling him I’m a dragon rider and we’re mates—which I know he’d love—I’m not sure I can. The minute I’m around him I act like an idiot.

Quentin~

Every time the goofy guy walks into my store, he brightens my day, and I look forward to his daily visits. There’s just something about him that draws me to him, to the point he leaves me pining after him the moment he’s gone. But the thing is, I can tell he’s hiding something, and my wild imagination is coming up with the craziest explanations of the secrets he’s keeping. Maybe he’s a vampire that’s come to whisk me away—ridiculous, right? But a guy can dream. And I’ve definitely been dreaming of that big, muscular man wrapping me in his arms at night.

Malachite is the final book in The Brotherhood of Ormarr series. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc concludes in this installment. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest reading in order. Malachite is a m/m romance, and is recommended for adults 18 years and older.

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Baja Clavius by Madeira Desouza Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Madeira Desouza stopping by today with the tour for Baja Clavius, Madeira answers a question for us, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant $20 Amazon GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway!  ❤ ~Pixie~ P.S. keep an eye out for my review coming soon!

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Baja Clavius

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Madeira Desouza

This controversial science fiction adventure depicts gay male time travel agents with very bad behaviors. They are violent and immoral men. A few hundred years from now, these time travel agents work within a top-secret agency located beneath the crater Clavius on the moon. Their time-travel missions take them to Earth in the past where they ruthlessly manipulate man who are targeted for their roles in the outcomes of historical events such as the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

Warnings: violence, aggressive gay men, bara genre

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Connecting Emotions by Flynn Eire

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Series: Hounds of Hell 21

Author: Flynn Eire

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (111 Pages)

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

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

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

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

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

ISBN: B078XKZXKH

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opposites Attract by Cree Storm

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Series: Haven Ranch Sovereignty Island 01

Author: Cree Storm

Genre: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Length: Novella (129 pages)

Publisher: Cree Storm (September 13, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

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

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

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

ISBN: B075MKVSRF

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

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

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

Fantastic read.

Caged For Safety by Bella Mannaro

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Series: The Silver Blade 01

Author: Bella Mannaro

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short Story (61 Pages)

Publisher: Bella Mannaro (22nd October 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Carter Nichols needs a vacation and a cruise on the mid-20th century Ocean Liner, ‘Royal Lexington’ is just what he was searching for. Soon, he captures the attention of the exotically handsome Sterling Addington, and Sterling won’t take ‘No’ for an answer. Carter succumbs to Sterling’s charm, and they enjoy a carefree adventure until an ocean storm takes the ship off-course. Their intoxicating romance then takes an even stranger turn when Sterling must confess his darkest secret as the full moon approaches.

Carter has never been so spellbound by a lover before and is willing to forsake everything to be with Sterling. He is willing to surrender and become Sterling’s true mate, in ways he doesn’t yet understand. Sterling knows the dangers and the magnitude of what taking Carter as his mate means. Will he let Carter surrender and become his mate while still on the ship, knowing that before the cruise ends, the rising moon will require they both be caged for safety?

ISBN: B076P5JYMT

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Carter just needed to get away from it all. So he decides to take a nice cruise and ignore everyone. Too bad Sterling steps in and captures his attention. Then he finds out what Sterling truly is, and things take an interesting turn.

I liked the idea of werewolves, even though it is used way too much. The story is unique, but there were several mistakes that I saw in the word usage department. I was all set to actually give this a good rating, till the moment the alpha said he would still screw the omega and women to get them pregnant. That is where the author lost my attention. To me it is still cheating and it is one of my pet peeves.

Also it has a very dark tone to it, which I didn’t much care for. Now I usually give the book a say, and check the next one out to see if it is different. However the mention of sleeping around did it to me, and I am sorry to say but I will not be reading the rest of this series. Mating is sacred and should never deviate, cheating is a no (even if the other doesn’t see it as that), so it would make it nasty in my eyes. Sorry to say but this book was not for me.